Online Graduate Certificates

Civil Engineering/Underground Engineering

Grainger College of Engineering

The Geotechnical Engineering group at the University of Illinois has educated generations of experts in the use of natural and engineered geomaterials. In recent years, underground construction has rapidly expanded in response to increasing societal needs, particularly in urban areas. At the same time, many new applications in underground engineering have emerged.

The Graduate Certificate in Underground Engineering will provide students and practicing engineers with the tools to successfully navigate this expanding area of Geotechnical Engineering. This certificate includes one of the only courses on tunneling offered in the United States, as well as courses on the fundamentals of numerical modeling and new geoenergy applications for underground construction and geostructures.

CEE 498GE.  Geoenergy Systems (4 credit hours)
CEE 580.  Excavation and Support Systems (4 credit hours)
CEE 589.  Computational Geomechanics (4 credit hours)
CEE 593.  Tunneling in Soil and Rock (4 credit hours)