Sustainable engineering graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainable Engineering provides specialized formal education for graduate students and working engineers and scientists. Those enrolled in the program will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of sustainable science and engineering.
  • Extend their knowledge of current sustainable engineering topics and industrial practice.
  • Earn a graduate certificate that documents their professional advancement.
  • Wayne State University provides gainful employment disclosures for certificate programs.


Candidates for the certificate program must apply for admission to the WSU Graduate School. Applicants should submit the university's application for graduate admission (Form 10-491A) to the degree program of their choice. The graduate certificate in sustainable engineering may be elected as an independent program, or concurrently with graduate study for the M.S. degree in any engineering program. If no master's degree is desired, the applicant should check "Non-Degree' and insert the words "Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainable Engineering" on the form. Undergraduates and visitors may enroll in individual courses, but will be ineligible to earn the certificate without admission to the Graduate School.

Plan of work

To download plan of work, please click here.

For more information, please contact:

Yinlun Huang, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Director of Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate Program
Telephone: 313-577-3771

Yongli Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Director of Sustainable Engineering Graduate Certificate Program
Telephone: 313-577-9962