Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program - General Track

Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate

Designing and building modern, efficient, and sustainable structures requires on-going innovation. Stanford's Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate combines cutting-edge research in materials science, physics, biology, mathematics, computing, and the social sciences to create a global understanding of the future of engineering. This certificate will help you create a unique set of skills that will empower you to build better cities, water systems, highway networks, and energy grids.

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Watch lectures online within 20 minutes of the on-campus class

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Follow a 10-week schedule of weekly lectures and assignments

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Complete 4 courses to earn a graduate certificate

Learning Options

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Individual Courses

Each course can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program. You'll earn 3-4 units of academic credit for every course completed.  

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Graduate Certificate

Begin your certificate in any academic quarter a course is offered. Complete your application now so that you can enroll at the beginning of the next academic quarter.

To earn the certificate, you must:

  • Complete 4 courses in the certificate program
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course

Who Should Enroll?

Engineering professionals and students interested in:

  • civil engineering
  • building technologies
  • long-term sustainability
  • energy conservation in buildings and ecosystems
  • engineering built and natural environments
  • returning to academia to pursue a master's or Ph.D.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Featured Faculty

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Mark Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy