Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineering Certificate

Develop expertise for work in developing countries.

We all know the world needs engineers with interdisciplinary superpowers. Level up the skills you have to offer by gaining expertise in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) engineering and developing skills in community engagement, sustainability-based decision-making processes, and social sciences. If you’re interested in selecting, designing, and putting in place appropriate technologies to protect public health and environmental quality in developing countries and disaster-relief settings, pursue the on-campus water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) engineering certificate. 

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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.

Demonstrate specialty area knowledge in environmental process engineering fundamentals and applications, and appreciate the role of research and discovery in public health engineering. Apply fundamental scientific principles and engineering design approaches to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in developing world and disaster-relief settings. Improve communication and community engagement skills and apply industry ethical and professional behaviors.

What you need to know.

  • This is a 9-credit certificate.
  • Students take one required course (Engineering with Developing Communities, 3 credits) and two other 3-credit courses chosen from six available electives.

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If you're a current Michigan Tech undergraduate or recent alumni, you can explore a multitude of accelerated certificate options and get started right away. Michigan Tech’s accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor’s degree. You can integrate your bachelor’s experience into a graduate credential in as little as one semester. You can pursue your academic upgrade without interrupting your career. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree.