Sustainability Requirements


A total of 18 credits are required to earn a certificate that is structured so that the participating student will be exposed to the interrelation of engineering with natural and social sciences and humanities as applied to sustainable Earth systems, engineering practices, and society.  The certificate has two tracks; one in DSAS, the other in SSOE.  Each track starts and finishes with two required courses that have a MCSI designation in the SSOE and includes a third course from the track School.  The two new courses will unite all incoming Sustainability certificate students regardless of disciplinary or School affiliation.  Three electives can be chosen to complete the 18 credit requirement.  At most, one of these three electives can be taken in a student’s home Department.

Required Courses:


Select three electives. Only one elective can be in the student’s major department.*

*Elective courses will be reviewed annually and updated as new courses are offered.


Dr. David Sanchez
Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Director for Education and Community Engagement

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation

Dr Sanchez

Sustainability Certificate


Faculty Committee

How To Apply



Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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