Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineering Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

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.

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

The graduate certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineering provides the student the ability to 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.


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.


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

Daisuke Minakata

Graduate Assistant

Angela Keranen

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.