Sustainable Infrastructure Certificate

A certificate in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering will provide a structured path for graduate students to learn key skills for providing more sustainable infrastructure in the future for our society, especially in this time of climate variability and expanded urban, suburban and rural development, while considering our natural environment and a better quality of life. The core of the certificate focuses on developing technologies for effecting these goals while the expanded course listing provides for more depth and focus within a student’s sub-discipline. Five courses are required with at least three from Group A (core).

Group A (core)

  1. CVEN 5334 Sustainability: Green Engineering
  2. CVEN 5335 Sustainability: Engineering with Nature (Interdisciplinary course)
  3. CVEN 5336 Engineering with Nature: Ecology
  4. CVEN 5337 Engineering with Nature: Engineering
  5. CVEN 6334 Sustainability: Life Cycle Assessment
  6. CVEN 6345 Water Quality Modeling/Monitoring 

Group B (The delivering faculty member confirms that a major project, paper, laboratory or other course component the subject student has completed has a sustainability focus)

  1. CVEN 5324 Models in Hydrological Systems
  2. CVEN 5333 Advanced Pavement Analysis and Design
  3. CVEN 5370 GIS Applications in Engineering
  4. CVEN 6332 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  5. CVEN 6333 Chemical Principles in Environmental Systems
  6. CVEN 6387 Hydraulics of Environmental Systems

One other Engineering Graduate Course within the student’s sub-discipline as approved by the Certificate advisor

The certificate will be primarily offered to master students in civil engineering, environmental engineering and environmental studies, along with similar doctoral students. But will also welcome qualified students from other engineering or science disciplines at Lamar University. In addition, it is anticipated that the certificate will attract non-degree seeking students from outside of Lamar University who wish to have more depth in the growing field of sustainable infrastructure engineering, particularly those from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or other agencies or industries that deal with development at the nexus of the built and natural worlds.

The delivery will be mainly hybrid, with some faculty on-campus and some such as adjunct faculty from the USACE remote through an online option with mainly synchronous lectures. The College of Engineering will administer the certificate. A faculty member will be named the advisor for the certificate. The advisor will be responsible for advising students, promoting the certificate, promoting sustainable infrastructure engineering research at Lamar, and keeping the program up to date.