Graduate Certificate in Coastal Engineering 

Student Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:

  1. Utilize basic principles of wind and wave generation to understand coastal sediment transport 
  2. Design gravity dams, spillways, drop structures, stilling basins, sector gates and outfall structures 
  3. Design levees and analyze slope stability, settlement, and seepage
  4. Compute sediment load using principles of sediment transport.
  5. Estimate cost for different dredging methods in the context of coastal restoration.
  6. Utilize principles of coastal morphodynamics to predict delta evolution, shoreline change, and marsh edge erosion.

Courses to Complete

Certification Requirements

Graduate Level Courses

Each certificate can be earned after successful completion of four (4) graduate level courses in the area of coastal engineering and sciences offered by UNO over a two-year period (Spring and Fall semesters).

Grade Point Average

The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of the four courses must be a minimum of a B average (3.0) to earn the certificate.

Dual Format Courses

All courses will be offered in a dual format (both in the classroom and online). This will provide opportunity for practicing engineers to take advantage of the certificate program. If desired, the students can also use these courses towards their M.S. in Engineering program.




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