Environmental Engineering (CERT)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the J.B. Speed School of Engineering division of higher studies (MEng) or the graduate school (MS or PhD) in Engineering.

All admission applications for the graduate certificate program shall include the following:

  • Graduate application for the Graduate School;
  • Application fee;
  • Official transcript certifying at least a bachelor's degree.  All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim into English.
  • A baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution or current enrollment in a graduate Speed School program.

All students enrolled in a graduate certificate program are expected to make steady and satisfactory progress toward the completion of the certificate. Students who are not enrolled for a period of more than 12 months will be considered to have withdrawn from the certificate program. Students who seek to return after such a period of time must contact the graduate program director.

Certificate Requirements

The following certificate requirements are mandatory for all graduate certificate candidates:

  1. The certificate program of study must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy certificate requirements while enrolled in the graduate degree program (MEng, MS, or PhD).  The student, if eligible, must apply for the certificate prior to graduation.
  2. Completion of a graduate degree program at J.B. Speed School of Engineering (MEng, MS, or PhD).
  3. Graduate certificate students must take all certificate coursework at the University of Louisville. No transfer credits will be accepted toward a graduate certificate.

Program Requirements 


Environmental Engineering Electives (500-level, see below) *0-6
Environmental Engineering Electives (600-level, see below) *6-12
Minimum Total Hours12

*Students must complete twelve (12) credit hours, with at least six (6) credit hours at the 600 level. Courses are to be selected from the following lists. All prerequisites must be met. Graduate courses not shown in the lists below require approval from the Certificate Program Director.

Certificate courses do not constitute a degree program, but may be applied toward MEng, MS, or PhD degree requirements.

Other requirements

Completion of a graduate degree program at Speed School of Engineering (MEng, MS, or PhD).

Approved Environmental Engineering Elective Courses

Approved 500-level Environmental Engineering Electives0-6
Students may take up to 6 credit hours from the following:
Applied Hydraulics
Applied Hydrology
Open Channel Hydraulics
Groundwater Hydrology
Environmental Processes and Systems
Chemical Engineering Safety and Health
Industrial Waste Management
Pollution Prevention
Sustainable Energy Systems
Air Pollution Control
Aquatic Ecology
Approved 600-level courses:6-12
Students must take at least 6 credit hours from the following:
Advanced Hydraulics
Advanced Hydrology
Water Resources Systems
Surface Water Quality Modeling
Green Engineering & Sustainable Design
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Advanced Environmental Processes & Systems)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Air Quality)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Strean & Wetland Restoration; Wetland Design)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Watershed Erosion, Sedimentation, and Water Qaulity)
Transport Phenomena I
Advanced Stagewise Processes
Advanced Absorption
Membrane Separations
Advanced Process Control
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Analytical Separations
Global Change Ecology
Advanced Ecosystems Ecology
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Solar Energy Applications
Total Minimum Credit Hours12