Engineering Sustainability and Resilience Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Tomorrow Needs Sustainability and Resilience Thinkers

Themes of sustainability and resilience are gaining wide adoption in the companies who hire students from Michigan Tech. In fact most companies employ sustainability professionals and report annually on sustainability performance; for example Ford Motor Company has a sustainability microsite. The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) places a strong emphasis on sustainability education and partners with major universities on education programs. Within the companies and organizations that hire our students, sustainability is gaining prominence as our students strive to achieve economic growth, environmental protection, and societal equity. This on-campus and online engineering sustainability and resilience certificate addresses these priority needs in graduate education.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Students in the graduate certificate Engineering Sustainability and Resilience program understand and develop skills in the application of sustainability principles in their different fields of study. This certificate includes courses that employ an interdisciplinary approach to graduate education in sustainability and resilience. Learn the origins of, and major advancements in, sustainable development, such as the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, systems analysis skills through application of environmental life cycle assessment (LCA). Study and develop a collective action plan in addressing grand challenges in sustainability such as global climate change and the efficient utilization of materials through circular economy. Develop a literacy in environmental and policy.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in any engineering discipline. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Rebecca Ong

Graduate Assistant

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.