Graduate School

Resilient Water Infrastructure Certificate

Get ready for holistic two-pronged training in water management.

Michigan Tech’s on-campus and online certificate in Resilient Water Infrastructure is unique: It provides integrated training in resilient water infrastructure that ensures adequate water supply and responds to the risks associated with flood, drought, and other issues. The certificate was created to address increasing demand for resilient water infrastructure and professionals trained to address issues caused by rapid climate change and other factors.

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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’ll learn

You will learn to design best management practices for water and sewer systems; stormwater and low-impact development and stream restoration; and water-related structures such as dams, embankments, diversions, and cross drainage as resilient infrastructure issues become more prevalent in our society due to urbanization and climate change.

What you need to know

  • This is a 9-credit certificate. Students will take three courses (each 3 credits) that encompass aspects of water-related infrastructure including dams, embankments, diversions, cross drainage, levees, water distribution systems, sewer systems, and restoration of rivers to a more natural state.
  • Students can start this certificate in any semester and can choose to complete the program in two or three semesters.