If you are looking for ways to further enhance your graduate education or to take your career to the next level, the department offers several certificate opportunities: 

  • Online Certificate in Tunneling. The only program of its kind in the nation, this non-credit, two-year course of study is provided 100% online for working professionals.
  • Engineering for Developing Communities. Available for any student currently enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Water Engineering & Management. Provides working engineers with the skills they need to lead a team, initiative or division in the water profession. 

Water Engineering & Management Certificate FAQs

Is there a deadline to apply to the WEM certificate?

There are no application deadlines to apply to the WEM certificate program.

Are there prerequisites for the program?

An undergraduate degree in any academic field from an accredited institution is required.

I'm currently enrolled in a graduate program at CU and want to pursue the certificate. How do I apply?
  1. Complete the WE&M Certificate Application form.
  2. Write a one-page statement of purpose describing how participating in the Water Engineering Management certificate program will further your career or academic employment; your understanding of the water profession; and your area of interest (drinking water, wastewater or reuse).
  3. Submit the above items to trinh.hansen@colorado.edu

Once your application materials are reviewed, you will receive an admission response. 

I just want to try a course or pursue the certificate as a non-degree seeking student. How do I apply?
  1. Complete the non-degree graduate registration application and enroll through the Continuing Education ACCESS program. Once your application is processed and approved, you will receive a student ID number that you will need to complete step 2 below.
  2. Submit the following items to trinh.hansen@colorado.edu.
    1. Certificate Application form
    2. One-page statement of purpose describing how participating in the Water Engineering Management certificate program will further your career or academic employment; your understanding of the water profession; and your area of interest (drinking water, wastewater or reuse).

Once your application materials are reviewed you will receive an admission response.