Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Coastal Engineering Graduate Certificate

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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for GC Coastal Engineering

Prepare students and professionals with specialized coastal knowledge related to industry needs. 

Design levees and analyze slope stability, settlement, and seepage. 

Utilize principles of coastal morphodynamics to predict delta evolution, shoreline change, and marsh edge erosion. 


  1. 12 graduate credit hours earned in: Ocean and Coastal Engineering, Coastal Processes, Sediment Transport and Dredging, and Design of Coastal and Hydraulic Structures.
  2. The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of the four courses must be a minimum of a B average (3.0) to earn the certificate.
  3. All courses will be offered in a dual format (classroom + online over the internet). This will provide opportunity for practicing engineers to take advantage of the certificate program.
  4. Certificate courses can be taken by practicing engineers with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sciences, or related fields. Students may apply credit earned in these courses towards their M.S. in Engineering program if they are offered admission to the program and the coursework is completed within the time limit for Master’s degrees.

Admission requirements

A bachelor’s degree earned in Engineering or related field with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for entry to the Certificate program.

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