Graduate Certificate Program in Global Engineering with University of Colorado Boulder

Dear students and graduates,

Are you a final-year student or graduate of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering at the National Agrarian University of Armenia (ANAU)? Are you interested in advancing your education in master’s degree programs such as Land and Water Resources Management and Engineering or Precision Agriculture? Perhaps you have already completed a master’s program and/or you are PhD students in these fields or are pursuing studies related to water resources management. If so, we invite you to consider participating in an exciting educational opportunity aimed at enhancing water resources management in Armenia.

Through the USAID “Armenia Improved Water Management For Sustainable Economic Growth” Program, ANAU in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-B) in the USA, is offering a specialized online Graduate Certificate Program in Global Engineering with focus on water resource management through the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience (MCGER).

The online 12-credit hour Graduate Certificate program in Global Engineering allows students to develop expertise in this field without the constraint of being in Boulder, Colorado, the USA. The program equips students with fundamental insights into the water resource profession including courses on leadership and management, water quality, water monitoring technologies, management and simulation modeling, development economics, and data analytics for development. The program also offers a hands-on practicum opportunity, enabling students to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience by collaborating with the USAID Program. Read more about MCGER here.

In addition, up to 9 credit hours completed as part of the online certificate can be used to complete the Professional Master’s degree in Global Engineering offered by MCGER. Therefore, high-performing students may be accepted and supported to continue their graduate studies at UCB, where they would be able to earn a master’s degree with just two additional semesters of coursework.

Key Details about the Program:

  • Duration: 15 months
  • Format: Online
  • Credits: 12 credits (equivalent to 24 European ECTS)
  • Total tuition cost: $18,936.00
    • MCGER scholarship: $9,468.00
    • USAID Program contribution: $8,521.20
    • Expected student contribution: $946.80
    • Earned credits could be transferred from CU-B towards attainment of master’s or doctoral degrees at universities in Armenia.

 Certificate Requirements

 Students earn the engineering certificate by satisfactorily completing 12 credit hours of online graduate-level courses taught by CU-B faculty with a grade of B- or higher in each course. These requirements are met through successful completion of both core courses (6 credit hours total) and a combination of 1 credit-hour modules (6 credit hours total). ​

 Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field, subject to approval by MCGER
  • International applicants must provide a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score if English is not your native language. The English proficiency requirement will be waived;
  1. If you have completed at least one semester of full-time study at an institution in which English  the language of instruction, or
  2. If you have a full-time work experience where English is the official language at the time you apply, and within two years from your desired admission term.

Your transcripts or a letter from the university/employer are used to confirm this.

Non-native English speakers only should provide certification of adequate spoken and written English.

Preferred scores for each English proficiency exam are: TOEFL= 90 (only internet-based tests accepted) or IELTS = 7.0 or Duolingo = 115

Application Requirements

  • Educational background (unofficial transcript)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A personal statement describing their interest in the program and how they are planning to contribute to sustainable management of water resources in Armenia.

This unique opportunity will provide you with valuable skills and knowledge in water resources management, contributing to improving water management practices in Armenia. If you are passionate about this field and eager to make a positive impact, we encourage you to apply through the following link:

For more information and to express your interest in joining this program, please contact the ANAU Department of Agrarian Engineering via: 095 58 19 22.

The deadline for applying to this program is May 12, 2024.