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Model natural and engineered hydraulic and hydrologic systems.

Water Resources Modeling—Graduate Certificate

Water Resources Modeling

Manage large datasets and develop models for hydrodynamics.

Gain in-depth modeling experience using real-world case studies in a hydrologic, 2D hydrodynamic, or hydraulic system. If your background is in one of the physical sciences, geosciences, computational sciences, or engineering, you can boost your skill set in this data-driven world. Learn to analyze and manage large datasets. Develop digital systems for monitoring, control, and real-time decision support. A mean environmental engineer salary is about $96,000 per yer.

3 courses in 3 semesters.

Department Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Admissions requirement BS in engineering or physical or computational science with appropriate prerequisites.
Contact Angela Keranen
Length 3 courses in 2-3 semesters
Effort 3 hours per credit per week
Each course 3 credits
Total credits 9
Course type Online or on-campus
Modality Watch class recordings on demand
Cost Based on credits and course type
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Progress quickly with a compact curriculum.

Work with the program advisor to select courses that fit your interests and prerequisite skills.

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Here are some of the pre-requisite courses for this certificate.

Take 9 credits of elective courses.

The minimum completion time is one semester.

Here is a typical schedule for a two semester option.

Fall Spring
CEE 4620 CEE 5610
CEE 5504

Interested in taking a single, online course? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

Apply the fundamentals of modeling using data including limitations in water resources engineering design and analysis.

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We set out as the Michigan Mining School in 1885 to train mining engineers to better operate copper mines. Today, more than 60 percent of Michigan Tech students are enrolled in our 17 undergraduate and 29 graduate engineering programs across nine departments. Our students and curriculum embrace the spirit of hard work and fortitude our founders once had. Our online graduate courses are the same, robust classes taken by our doctorate and masters candidates, taught directly by highly regarded faculty, with outstanding support from staff. We invite working professionals to join these courses, bring their own experience and challenges as part of the discussion. Leverage the national reputation of Michigan Tech to advance your career in tech leadership.

Meet the online certified instructors.

Students have the flexibility to review class recordings later.

Brian Barkdoll, PE

Brian Barkdoll, PE

Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Barkdoll teaches courses in water resources engineering, hydraulic structures, water distribution and wastewater collection, and stream restoration.

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John Gierke, PE

John Gierke, PE

Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Teaching Statement

Dr. Gierke teaches groundwater engineering, data science for earth resource applications, and scientific communication.

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David Watkins, PE

David Watkins, PE

Distinguished Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Watkins teaches on topics of water resources, natural resources, field service, and engineering with developing communities.

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Melanie Watkins, PE

Melanie Watkins, PE

Research Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Kueber Watkins teaches river and floodplain hydraulics, water resources modeling, and design of water, wastewater, and storm systems.

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Veronica Webster, PE

Veronica Webster, PE

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Webster teaches uncertainty analysis, advanced hydrology, probabilistic analysis and reliability, environmental engineering, and water resources engineering.

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Pengfei Xue

Pengfei Xue

Associate Director, Great Lakes Research Center

Teaching Statement

Dr. Xue has teaching interests in geophysical fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic modeling, water resources engineering, and ecosystem dynamics modeling.

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