Graduate Certificate in Stormwater Management
The Graduate Certificate in Stormwater Management in the College of Engineering helps you develop the graduate-level expertise to address the effects associated with stormwater management without enrolling in a graduate degree program. Increased stormwater runoff, causing flooding and erosion in urban stream ecosystems, is a growing environmental issue. You’ll study the effects of urban runoff on stream channels in this certificate program and learn best practices to prevent the degradation of ecosystems.
Who might be interested?
This certificate is an excellent fit for professionals or graduates with undergraduate engineering degrees or educational or professional backgrounds in environmental science, geomorphology, hydrology or stormwater management. This program is an excellent fit for those with professional experience in civil or environmental engineering, stormwater management, or land development. Though the certificate is designed for applicants with an undergraduate engineering degree, those with a strong background in hydrology or environmental science may also be considered.
To earn this certificate, you must complete four courses (12 credits), including two required courses:
- Environmental Hydrology or Engineering Hydrology and
- Urban Streams and Stormwater Management.
Up to nine credits may be applied to Temple’s Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program.
This curriculum is designed to give you a solid foundation in understanding the scale of ecological degradation caused by stormwater runoff as well as in following best practices for managing its effects. In addition to your two core courses, you can study
- Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams,
- Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems,
- Environmental Biotechnology,
- Environmental Organic Chemistry and
- Physical Principles of Environmental Systems.