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California State University, Long Beach

Construction Engineering Management (CECEM)

Waste Engineering and Management Certificate

(Not accepting new students as of Spring 2012)

(code CE__CT01)


The 24-unit Certificate Program in Waste Management is designed to provide the interested student or qualified practitioner with the very latest in education and training in the field of management of waste as well as related resource and energy recovery.

The program is conducted in cooperation with local engineering consulting firms and government agencies and could accommodate an internship of three units through directed study (CE 697).

The 24-unit certificate program may be taken (1) by a graduate as a matriculated student, (2) admitted to a CSULB graduate degree program, or admitted as an unclassified graduate student.

Regardless of how the program is taken, a grade of C or better must be obtained in all courses applied to the certificate, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0. Courses taken on Credit/No Credit or Audit basis will not apply to the certificate. Graduate students taking courses in this program are reminded that grades received will be included in calculations of the M.S. requirement.

Requirements (Effective 2009/2010 Catalog Year)

  1. Completion of an accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline, with appropriate prerequisites to be met.
  2. Satisfactory completion of 24 units which must include 15 units selected from C E 531, 543, 565; Public Policy and Administration 590 (Waste Management and Policy Regulation); a minimum of nine units (electives) selected from the following: C E 504, 562, 563, 564, 566, 567, 569; CH E 555, and 585.. At least one course should normally be from non-Civil Engineering offerings.
  3. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
  4. Filing of a program application card with Admissions and Records, and filing for the Certificate at least one semester prior to completion.

Additional Information: Waste Engineering and Management Certificate

  • New students need to immediately consult with the program advisor prior to enrolling for courses. See the advisor links below.
  • Consult the catalog link listed below in Official Program Information for past years program requirements.

Certificate Program Advisor

Facilities Operations Certificate

Official Program Information

*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.

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