Certificate Programs

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

This information is not official, and is offered strictly as a convenience. For official UAB Course Catalog information please visit the UAB Academic Programs and Policy site.

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers five Category A Certificates in the following areas:


The requirements are as follows:
  • Students must be admitted to the Department as either undergraduate or graduate students in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.
  • Certificates require a minimum of 15 semester hours consisting of one required undergraduate course (which will also count toward the BSCE degree at UAB) and four graduate level elective courses in the area of specialization).
  • Graduate level elective courses taken may be applied to the certificate as well as a MSCE degree.
    • One course, up to three semester hours, may be transferred from another institution. This may be the required course or one of the graduate level courses.
    • Only one course listed with an asterisk (*) may be applied to a certificate. As an example, for the transportation certificate, students may apply either CE 649 Engineering Liability or CE 658 Engineering Management.
    • Courses taken from UA and UAH by IITS may be applied to certificates.
    • Elective course may be taken at the 500, 600, or 700 level.

Certificate in Construction Engineering Management
  • Required course (3 semester hours) CE 497 Construction Project Management or equivalent.
  • Select electives from the following list to earn 12 semester hours (Refer to UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions)
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CE 600

Sustainable Construction

CE 601 Construction Methods
CE 603 Construction Accounting and Financial Management
CE 604 International Construction Contracts and Law
CE 605 Project Management
CE 607  Engineering Entrepreneurship
blank CE 609   Advanced Topics in Engineering Law
  CE 610   The Engineered Environment
  CE 631   Environmental Law
  CE 649   Engineering Liability
  CE 658   Engineering Management
  CE 691   Civil Engineering Capstone

Certificate in Environmental Engineering
  • Required course (3 semester hours): CE 236 Introduction to Environmental Engineering or equivalent:
  • Select electives from the following list to earn 12 semester hours
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CE 530 Water Supply and Drainage Design
CE 533 Solid and Hazardous Wastes
CE 534 Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring
CE 537 Environmental Experimental Design and Field Sampling
CE 580 Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment
CE 631 Environmental Law*
CE 632 Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment
CE 636 Stormwater Pollution Management
CE 638 Water and Wastewater Chemistry
CE 639 Sediment Sources and Controls
blank CE 640   Wastewater Treatment Engineering
  CE 644   Civil Engineering Analysis II
  CE 649   Engineering Liability*
  CE 658   Engineering Management*
  CE 681   Environmental Chemistry
  CE 682   Water Treatment Engineering
  CE 683   Water and Wastewater Treatment Unit
Processes
  CE 685   Engineering Hydrology
  CE 686   Engineering Hydrogeology
  CE 687   Stormwater Detention Pond Design
  *Only one course listed with an asterisk may be applied to this certificate. (Refer to UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.)

Certificate in Structural Engineering
  • Required course (3 semester hours) CE 360 Structural Analysis or equivalent.
  • Select electives from the following list to earn 12 semester hours
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CE 516 Mechanical Vibrations
CE 520 Advanced Mechanics
CE 561 Introduction to the Finite Element Method
CE 564 Structural Dynamics
CE 612 Theory of Elasticity
blank CE 615   Theory of Elastic Stability
  CE 617   Theory of Plates and Shells
  CE 660   Structural Mechanics
  CE 662   Advanced Structural Analysis
  CE 663   Finite Element Methods
 
Structural Design Electives (Minimum 3 hours)
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CE 526 Foundation Engineering
CE 553 Design of Wood Structures
CE 554 Design of Masonry Structures
CE 556 Prestressed Concrete Design
blank CE 567   Wind and Seismic Loads
  CE 568   Bridge Engineering
  CE 650   Advanced Structural Steel Design
  CE 655   Advanced Reinforced Concrete
 
Other Electives (Minimum 3 hours)
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CE 557 Concrete Technology
CE 649 Engineering Liability*
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*Only one course listed with an asterisk may be applied to this certificate. (Refer to UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.)


Certificate in Sustainable Engineering
  • Required course (3 semester hours) CE 497 Construction Project Management or equivalent.
  • Select electives from the following list to earn 12 semester hours (Refer to UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions)
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CE 600

Sustainable Construction

CE 602 Construction Contracting, Bidding, and Estimating
CE 606 Advanced Project Management
CE 608 Green Building Design
CE 609 Advanced Topics in Engineering Law
   
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  CE 649   Engineering Liability
  CE 658   Engineering Management
  CE 691   Civil Engineeirng Capstone
       
       

Certificate in Transportation Engineering
  • Required course (3 semester hours) CE 345 Transportation Engineering or equivalent.
  • Select electives from the following list to earn 12 semester hours
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CE 542 Highway Materials and Construction
CE 543 Pavement Design and Construction
CE 547 Engineering Optimization and Modeling
CE 622 Traffic Flow Theory
CE 623 Non-Motorized Transportation Design and Planning
CE 624 Simulation Models for Transportation Applications
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  CE 646   Traffic Engineering Operations
  CE 648   Urban and Transportation Planning
  CE 649   Engineering Liability*
  CE 658   Engineering Management*
       
 

*Only one course listed with an asterisk may be applied to this certificate. (Refer to UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.)

Additional graduate courses offered at UAH and UA may be approved on a course by course basis