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Pavements and Materials Engineering Graduate Certificate

Why this certificate?

The Pavements and Materials Engineering graduate certificate (pending approval), offered through the Department of Civil Engineering, is available to both degree and non-degree-seeking students who are interested in continuing their education, but may not be ready to commit to a master's degree program. A student who earns the certificate will have advanced knowledge and experience in asphalt materials, pavement evaluation, design, and construction.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing (exceptions may be  approved if the student has the background needed to succeed in the graduate engineering courses).
  • There is no GRE requirement.
  • 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.

To complete the program you must...

  • Select one of the following specific areas
    • Pavement Design: CIVL 6816, CIVL 7826, CIVL 7866
    • Pavement Management: CIVL 7846, CIVL 7976, CIVL 7866
    • Pavement Materials: CIVL 6826, CIVL 7876, CIVL 7976
    • General: Pick any three
      • CIVL 6816             Pavement Design  3 hours       

      • CIVL 6826             Design and Production of Asphalt Paving Mixtures*  3 hours           

      • CIVL 7826             Advanced Pavement Design and Rehabilitation  3 hours (Prerequisite: CIVL 6816)

      • CIVL 7846             Pavement Management and Rehabilitation  3 hours           

      • CIVL 7866             Pavement Construction  3 hours           

      • CIVL 7876             Advanced Characterization of Pavement Materials* 3 hours

                                       (Prerequisite: CIVL 6826)
      • CIVL 7976             Infrastructure Sustainability  3 hours

What can you expect?

  • After completion of this certificate program students will possess:
    • Applied expertise specific to the individual student’s professional goals and desired career outcomes in the areas of asphalt materials, pavement evaluation, design, construction and analysis.
    • Skills to interpret and assess information presented in scientific literature related to pavements and materials.
    • Practical experience in the communication of scientific and technical concepts in written format.
  • If a student chooses to pursue a master's degree, all academic credit earned from the certificate may be applied toward the graduate degree.

Applying for the Pavements and Materials Engineering Graduate Certificate

  • Fill out the online graduate application at
    (you will be required to create an account)
  • Contact Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education for additional questions:
  • Contact Fabricio Leiva Villacorta, certificate coordinator, in the Department of Civil Engineering and National Center for Asphalt Pavement (NCAT) at 334.844.7301.