Geoenvironmental Engineering

Graduate Certificate Program

Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the graduate certificate program in Geoenvironmental Engineering is designed for civil engineers to develop a deeper understanding of the practice of geoenvironmental engineering.

Students can expect to learn about soil mineralogy, clay-water-electrolyte systems, soil composition, fabric, structure, and more. In addition, students acquire understanding of hazardous waste regulations, including RCRA and Superfund, as well as design techniques for waste minimization and containment systems for waste disposal and remediation.

Course Structure

The program is comprised of 12 credit hours completed through four courses:

  • Required courses:
    • Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
    • Containment Systems for Waste Disposal and Remediation Systems for Subsurface Contamination
    • Introduction to Hazardous Waste
  • Electives:
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Water and wastewater treatment process
    • Advanced Treatment Processes
    • Groundwater and Seepage
    • Pollution Transport Systems

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Transfer to Master's Program

Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students have the option to transfer credits to a full master's program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, pending successful completion of the master's program admissions requirements

Please note: You must receive a B or higher in each course in order for it to transfer. Additionally, you must submit a new application for the selected master's program and provide the required documents and exam scores listed as part of the master's program admissions requirements.

For any questions, please contact engineering@gwu.edu.