Mortenson Center Graduate Certificate
Any student currently enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder may apply for concurrent enrollment in the Mortenson Center Graduate Certificate. CVEN 5919 is available to any engineering graduate student on a space available basis, however, enrollment in CVEN 5939: Global Development Practicum is limited to certificate students only.
Students interested in completing the Mortenson Center Graduate Certificate must submit a Certificate Enrollment Form to the certificate program advisor at the time they wish to enroll in CVEN 5919. Students who satisfactorily complete the four required courses will earn the certificate upon graduation. Please contact Laura MacDonald, Managing Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and graduate certificate program advisor, for further details.
Water Engineering and Management Graduate Certificate
The Water Engineering and Management Graduate Certificate complements a technical Master’s degree by providing an in-depth study of the skills and tools demanded by the rigors of the water profession. Build your non-technical competencies with courses on leadership, communication, financials, governance, and water management.
Three core courses and a suitable elective (likely following your degree plan) is all it takes to get the certificate alongside your degree. Certificate courses count towards the Master Science (MS) degree in Civil Engineering, the Master of Science (MS) degree in Environmental Engineering or the Master of Engineering (ME) degree in Engineering Management. It’s the perfect marriage to your technical degree.
The courses are available to all graduate students and can be completed on campus or through distance learning. Students interested in completing the Water Engineering and Management Certificate must submit an Application Form.
CVEN 5564: Water Profession - Communication and Utility Finance
This course aims to build skills needed to meet current and future challenges in the water profession. The communications content provides important tools for leadership and communication at all levels, externally and internally. Utility Finance includes reading financial statements, financial planning, capital improvement plans, and rate setting by water utilities.
CVEN 5574: Water Utility Management - Current Issues and Future Challenges
The course objectives include: learning how public utilities manage water supply and environmental services; how they work with their constituencies and each other; and what leadership is required to meet future challenges. Also, a unique sustainable and renewable case study is an opportunity for students to apply the course principles for plan implementation. The course focuses on many of the humanistic challenges for consulting, utility and regulatory agencies.
CVEN 5584: Water Profession - Utility Leadership and Management
This course provides an opportunity to examine leadership and management within water organizations. Topics that are covered include emotional intelligence, habits and traits of good leaders, strategic planning, decision-making, critical thinking, mentoring, facilitation, and interpersonal communication.
CVEN 5147: Civil Engineering Systems - Engineering Economics and System Design
CVEN 5834: Special Topics - Small System Water/Wastewater Treatment
CVEN 5834: Special Topics - Water Reuse Planning and Implementation
PUAD 5631: Seminar in Environmental Politics and Policy
Other electives with permission of WE&M Program Director.