Graduate Certificate in Coastal Sciences
Student Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
- Utilize principles of coastal morphodynamics to predict delta evolution, shoreline change, and marsh edge erosion.
- Compute sediment load using principles of sediment transport.
- Estimate cost for different dredging methods in the context of coastal restoration.
- Utilize basic principles of wind and wave generation to understand coastal sediment transport.
- Understand and apply appropriate management and mitigation approaches to barrier shorelines, beaches, deltas, and estuaries.
- Recognize the range of coastal environments and the physical, biological and chemical processes that shape these environments.
Courses to Complete
- Coastal Processes
- Sediment Transport and Dredging
- Coastal Geomorphology
- Coastal Restoration and Management
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.