What will I learn?

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) coordinates the administration of seven graduate certificates. In the field of Advanced Transportation Systems, three certificates are available: Air Transportation Systems, Traffic Control and Operations, Transportation Systems Engineering. Related to Environmental Engineering, three certificates are available: Treatment Process Engineering, Water Quality Management, and Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management. The certificate in Civil Infrastructure Systems encompasses a variety of CEE disciplines with emphasis in Infrastructure Engineering.

Water Quality Management

All students must complete CEE 5134: Engineering Aspects of Water Quality.

The remaining three courses must be selected from those listed below:

· CEE 5104: Environmental Chemistry

· CEE 5124: Fundamentals of Environmental Toxicology

· CEE 5194: Environmental Engineering Microbiology

· CEE 5714: Surface Water Quality Modeling

· CEE 5734:Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management

· CEE 5794: Environmental Engineering Principles

· BSE 5404: Agricultural Non‐point Source Pollution

· An Approved Technical Elective Course

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (12 hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,207.50 per year
USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Degree-seeking applicants: The Graduate School requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better for admission to Certificate Status. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 may qualify for Commonwealth Campus admission. Non-degree seeking applicants: Applicants must meet the GPA of 3.0 for admission for the last half of the credits earned for the undergraduate (bachelors) degree.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

English language Scores:

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 90 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub-scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: April 1; Spring: September 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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