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The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate Program in Watershed Assessment and Restoration.
- Provide a focus and formal program for students from many disciplines to pursue training in the technical and engineering aspects of designing and analyzing environmental systems with an emphasis on the watershed-scale.
- Provide students the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in engineering systems targeted at environmental issues, particularly related to non-point sources and their impact on water quality at the watershed-scale.
- Provide practicing engineers and other professionals a source of graduate level engineering education in the environmental field.
Applicants must have successfully completed an accredited undergraduate engineering program with a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale), or with an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 coupled with a 3.0 or higher in the undergraduate major, or be currently enrolled in a graduate engineering program. Applicants with a four-year undergraduate science degree who have successfully completed (with a C or better) calculus, differential equations, physics and chemistry will also be considered. A program that includes fluid mechanics or hydraulics is highly recommended. Environmental professionals who do not meet the above criteria may also qualify if appropriate experience can be demonstrated.
A minimum of 12 hours of coursework selected from the list below. One course can be selected from outside of BAE (up to 2 credit hours), but at least 9 credit hours must be BAE courses.
|Select three of the following courses:|
|Precision Agriculture Technology|
|GIS Applications in Precision Agriculture|
|Irrigation and Drainage|
|Introduction to Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling|
|DRAINMOD: Theory and Application|
|Design of Structural Stormwater Best Management Practices|
|Watershed Monitoring and Assessment|
|Agricultural Waste Management|
|Wetlands Design and Restoration|
|Introduction to Land and Water Engineering|
|Open Channel Hydraulics for Natural Systems|
|Risk and Failure Assessment of Stream Restoration Structures|
|Stream Corridor 3 Es: Ecohydraulics, Engineering and Ethics|
|Introduction to Fluvial Geomorphology|
|Theory Of Drainage--Saturated Flow|
|"Elective Course" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee|