Graduate Catalog
2017-2018
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management
UHSC
Address:
Virginia Tech Civil & Environmental Engineering 750 Drillfield Dr. 200 Patton Hall, MC: 0105
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Contact this Certificate
Web Resource(s):
Website
Phone Number(s):
Blacksburg Campus:
540/231-6069
Extended Campuses:
540/231-4595

Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management - Certificate Overview

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. 

How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Certificate Program in CEE is open to both on-campus (Blacksburg) and off-campus students, full-time and part-time, who have been approved by the Virginia Tech Graduate School to take graduate coursework, including Commonwealth Campus students.  Students interested in pursuing a certificate must first complete the following steps based on their current status:

Non-degree seeking VT students or individuals currently without a graduate status at VT

 1. Complete the electronic Virginia Tech Graduate School “certificate seeking” application available at https://applyto.graduateschool.vt.edu. Applicants should apply before beginning the certificate program if they are already in a non-degree status at VT, but must apply no less than six months prior to completion of coursework. The application requires students to outline the classes they anticipate completing for the certificate (use the list of acceptable courses below). Students taking appropriate courses toward the certificate program prior to the application for certificate are not guaranteed admission to the certificate program. Applicants will be notified by letter if they are admitted into the certificate program.

2. If admitted, meet with a CEE academic advisor to confirm a final semester and coursework plan for completion of the certificate. See below for a list of contacts.

3. At the beginning of the semester for the final certificate course, students should submit the form called “Application for Degree or Certificate Conferral” through Hokie SPA. If students have taken different courses than outlined in the original application, they must complete the following form to receive approval for the changes: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/content/dam/graduateschool_vt_edu/Application_Certificate.pdf

 VT students already seeking a graduate degree

1. Students must complete the form called “Application for Certificate” and submit to the CEE department. The application form requires students to outline the classes they anticipate completing for the certificate. Applicants should apply before beginning the certificate program, but must apply no less than six months prior to completion of coursework. Students taking appropriate courses toward the certificate program prior to the application for certificate are not guaranteed admission to the certificate program. Applicants will be notified by letter if they are admitted into the certificate program.

2. If admitted, meet with a CEE academic advisor to confirm a final semester and coursework plan for completion of the certificate.  See below for a list of contacts. 

3. At the beginning of the semester for the final certificate course, students should submit the form called “Application for Degree or Certificate Conferral” through Hokie SPA. If students have taken different courses than outlined in the original application, they must complete the following form to receive approval for the changes: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/content/dam/graduateschool_vt_edu/Application_Certificate.pdf

Course Requirements

Students who wish to complete the Graduate Certificate Program in CEE must:

 

1.      Complete 12 hours from the course requirements listed below.  Note that grades for certificate courses must be a C or higher and overall certificate GPA must be 3.0 or higher. No 4000 level classes may be used as an elective course.

 

2.      CEE students and non-degree-seeking students must complete the Application for Degree or Certificate Conferral form online in Hokie SPA by the deadline for the semester you will complete your certificate program. You will find the ADCC form under the Graduate Student Degree Menu/Application for Degree section of Hokie SPA.

 

3.      If the outlined courses for your planned certificate have changed from the time you originally applied for the certificate program, submit a new version of the form called “Graduate Certificate Application” to the CEE Department by the third week of class in the semester you plan to finish your certificate.  The link to this form can be found here: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/content/dam/graduateschool_vt_edu/Application_Certificate.pdf.

 

 Limitations (All students, independent of major)

1.      A graduate student may only receive one graduate certificate within the completion of the degree requirements for a graduate degree within the CEE Department. 

 

2.      No hours can be transferred from institutions other than Virginia Tech.

 

3.      No credits below 5000 level may be used to satisfy the requirements.

 

4.      Course substitutions for those not on the lists below without prior approval by the CEE Graduate Director are prohibited.

 

5.      On-campus, degree-seeking students may only count 6 of the 12 credit hours from the certificate course requirements toward their degree.

 

6.      Non-degree-seeking students in the certificate program who are later admitted to degree-seeking status may count all 12 credit hours toward both their certificate requirements and degree requirements.

 

Departmental Contacts

  Main Blacksburg Campus contacts :

 

Graduate Student Coordinator

Lisa K. Burns, lkburns@vt.edu, (540)-231-6069

 

Director of International & Graduate Education:

Lindy Cranwell, lindycra@vt.edu, (540) 231‐7296

 

CEE Graduate Director:

Mark Widdowson, mwiddows@vt.edu, (540) 231‐7153

 

Certificate Coordinator/Extended Campuses:

 

Beth Lucas, blucas06@vt.edu, (540) 231‐4595

 

Faculty Program Advisor:

Bill Knocke, knocke@vt.edu, (540) 231‐6635

 

Specific Courses for Certificates in Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management

Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management

All students must complete CEE 5734: Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management.

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

·         CEE 5204:GIS Applications in Civil Engineering

·         CEE 5304: Environmental Fluid Mechanics

·         CEE 5324: Advanced Hydrology

·         CEE 5714: Surface Water Quality Modeling

·         CEE 5794: Environmental Engineering Principles

·         CSES 5864: Advanced Wetland Soils and Mitigation

·         An Approved Technical Elective Course