Civil Engineering Certificates

The College of Engineering offers an online graduate program in civil and environmental engineering which allows students to pursue certification in a variety of specialized areas. Online students receive access to recorded on-campus lectures and follow the class syllabus, including the same assignments, exams, and projects as on-campus students. All courses are offered via web streaming technology.

Program Requirements

To earn a Professional Development Certificate, students must complete three or four courses for 12 credit hours. Courses cannot be applied to more than one certificate, and students must earn a B- or higher in each course.

Certificate Specializations

Construction Management

CEE 420 – Construction Productivity
CEE 421 – Construction Planning
CEE 422 – Construction Cost Analysis
CEE 525 – Construction Case Studies
CEE 526 – Const. Optimization and Decision Making
CEE 598 SCM – Sustainable Construction Methods

Pavement Engineering

CEE 405 – Asphalt Materials I
CEE 406 – Pavement Design/Analysis I
CEE 503 – Construction Materials Deterioration
CEE 506 – Pavement Design/Analysis II
CEE 508 – Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation
CEE 598 ABM – Advanced Asphalt
CEE 598 IRO – Infrastructure Repair

Railroad Engineering

CEE 408 – Railroad Transportation Engineering
CEE 409 – Railroad Track Engineering
CEE 410 – Railway Signaling and Control
CEE 411 – Railroad Project Planning and Design
CEE 412 – High Speed Rail Engineering
CEE 498 HPO – High-Speed Rail Planning
CEE 498 HRO – High Speed Rail Construction Management

Transportation Engineering

CEE 405 – Asphalt Materials I
CEE 406 – Pavement Design/Analysis I
CEE 407 – Airport Design
CEE 409 – Railroad Track Engineering
CEE 411 – Railroad Project Planning and Design
CEE 418 (Previously CEE 498 PTO) – Public Transportation
CEE 498 HSO – High Speed Rail
CEE 506 – Pavement Design/Analysis II
CEE 508 – Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation
CEE 509 – Transportation Soils
CEE 512 – Logistics System Analysis
CEE 598 IR – Infrastructure Repair
CEE 598 SS – Transportation Soil Stabilization

Application Requirements

  • Submit Application Form
  • BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad. The Transportation Certificate requires basic knowledge in the area of civil engineering and transportation, and the Construction Management Certificate requires basic knowledge in the area of civil engineering and construction management. Students with a non-engineering BS must have taken courses to gain this background knowledge.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher for the last 60 semester hours in a BS program. Students who do not meet the 3.0/4.0 GPA criterion may still be eligible to enroll if they have significant experience outside of the classroom. Such students are encouraged to contact ceeonline@illinois.edu to determine if they are eligible to register for online classes and participate in the certificate program.
  • Admission to a certificate program does not guarantee future admission to a degree program.

Application Deadlines
August 1 for Fall Semester
December 1 for Spring Semester

For all other inquiries, contact the Office of Online and Professional Engineering Programs at (217) 333-6634,
or e-mail engr-o2pep@illinois.edu.