Online Engineering Sustainability and Resilience Certificate

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Graduate Certificate | 9 Credits | 2 Semesters to Complete

Help Improve the Environment and the Human Race with an Online Engineering Sustainability and Resilience Certificate.

Earn your sustainability and resilience certificate online at Michigan Tech and be prepared to tackle the critical environmental challenges that face our world.

This certificate will equip you with both the skills and the confidence to study, question, and analyze problems involving energy, the environment, resources, and people. You'll be ready to deliver the innovations that tomorrow needs in engineering sustainability and resilience.

Put engineering sustainability and resilience thinking into practice within your chosen field of study at MTU. You'll explore such topics as the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), global climate change, the circular economy, and environmental literacy.

Whether you already have a job in sustainability or are preparing for careers in fields such as renewable energy, environmental science, or resilience engineering, earning your sustainability and resilience certification will help you achieve your goals.

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What is Sustainable Engineering?

Sustainable engineering is a vital, emerging field that seeks to protect not only our environment but also human and ecological health.

Sometimes referred to as resilience engineering, this exciting field promotes the design or operation of systems that use energy and resources responsibly and sustainably, contributing to the resilience of our environment and humanity.

Environmental sustainability certificate programs prepare engineers for roles in sustainable development across industries, working to solve global challenges such as the depletion of resources, pollution, ecosystem damage, and the effects of population growth.

Why Earn Your Online Engineering Sustainability and Resilience Certificate at Michigan Tech?

Because it makes sense. You can advance your career, boost your earning potential, and make a global impact with this respected credential from the #3 best accredited online college in Michigan (EDsmart, 2024).

  • Study in a flexible online format. Receive the same outstanding education through Global Campus as you would on-campus.
  • Get maximum flexibility based on your career focus. Courses for the engineering sustainability program explore a broad range of topics, including wind energy, natural resources economics, geographic information science, and climate science and policy.
  • Learn from some of the best minds in engineering sustainability and resilience. Our online graduate courses are taught by acclaimed faculty with decades of experience in sustainability and green engineering.
  • Attract the attention of leading employers. As one of the top-rated STEM schools in the nation, Michigan Tech is one of the first choices for employers who value the innovative research and training for which MTU is famous.

Learn About Our Research for What Tomorrow Needs.

Michigan Tech is continually creating new knowledge, improving processes and systems, and generating solutions for today's most important problems. Our university, which is a leader in sustainability research, is home to cross-disciplinary teams tackling problems and proposing solutions.

Discover the ingenuity of our sustainability projects.

Sustainability Research at MTU

What Can You Do With a Sustainability and Resilience Online Certificate?

Graduates from Michigan Tech's online sustainability program have been selected for highly competitive positions within the sustainability divisions of major multinational corporations (Shell, Tesla, and Rivian). They also work in the national labs of major research organizations.

With this respected credential, you'll be ready for challenging roles in a variety of sustainability and resilience areas:

  • Chief sustainability officer
  • Energy consultant
  • Geographic information science (GIS) specialist
  • Renewable energy manager
  • Sustainability engineer
  • Environmental engineer

Whichever avenue you choose, you be ready for leadership opportunities and growth in your career as you tackle complex and rewarding engineering projects.

Engineering Sustainability and Resilience Salary

Having a specialized certificate in engineering sustainability and resilience can lead to higher-level management jobs and increased pay. Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that engineering managers earn a median annual pay of $165,370 (US BLS, 2023).            

A Michigan Tech education also carries weight; employers know Huskies add value to the growing field of engineering sustainability and resilience. 

Get Started on Your Online Certificate.

Take the next step on your journey at Michigan Tech. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.

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