M.S., Geological Engineering

Complete one of the following admission requirements:

Complete a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering;

Complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering and complete the following courses:

Select one of the following:6-8
Rocks and Minerals
and Ore Deposits and Structure
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
and Structural Geology
GE F365Geological Materials Engineering3
or MIN F370 Rock Mechanics
GE F405
and GE F420
Exploration Geophysics
and Subsurface Hydrology
6
Total Credits15-17

Complete a bachelor’s degree in geology and complete the following courses:

ES F208Mechanics4
ES F331Mechanics of Materials3
ES F341Fluid Mechanics4
GE F365Geological Materials Engineering3
or MIN F370 Rock Mechanics
GE F405Exploration Geophysics3
GE F420Subsurface Hydrology3
MIN F408Mineral Valuation and Economics3
Total Credits23

Complete a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences and complete the following:

ES F208Mechanics4
ES F331Mechanics of Materials3
ES F341Fluid Mechanics4
Select one from the following:6-8
Rocks and Minerals
and Ore Deposits and Structure
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
and Structural Geology
GE F365Geological Materials Engineering3
or MIN F370 Rock Mechanics
GE F405Exploration Geophysics3
GE F420Subsurface Hydrology3
MIN F408Mineral Valuation and Economics3
Total Credits29-31

Submit GRE scores.

Thesis Option

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Thesis Requirements
Select four from the following:12
Geomechanical Instrumentation
Slope Stability
Subsurface Hydrology
Advanced Groundwater Hydrology
Advanced Soil Physics
Stochastic Hydrology and Geohydrology
Thermal Geotechnics
Advanced Geostatistical Applications
Advanced Geological Materials Engineering
Advanced Engineering Geology
Tunneling Geotechniques
Advanced Mineral Economics
Advanced Rock Mechanics
Geological engineering courses and technical electives11
GE F692Graduate Seminar1
GE F699Thesis6
Total Credits30

Non-Thesis Option

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 33 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Non-Thesis Requirements
Select five from the following:15
Geomechanical Instrumentation
Slope Stability
Subsurface Hydrology
Advanced Groundwater Hydrology
Advanced Soil Physics
Stochastic Hydrology and Geohydrology
Thermal Geotechnics
Advanced Geostatistical Applications
Advanced Geological Materials Engineering
Advanced Engineering Geology
Tunneling Geotechniques
Advanced Mineral Economics
Advanced Rock Mechanics
Geological engineering courses and technical electives11
GE F692Graduate Seminar1
GE F698Non-Thesis Research/Project6
Total Credits33