Hydrogeological Engineering Option
||Dr. Glenn Shaw
Graduate students in the Hydrogeological Engineering option will study the occurrence, movement, and chemistry of groundwater with addtional engineering emphasis. Typical thesis investigations are related to environmental or supply problems associated with mining or agricultural activities, and frequently involve researchparticiapation with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Admission requirements: B.S. in Geological Engineering or a related engineering field, or a science field with adequate engineering foundational courses that allows the student to take the FE exam and eventually PE exam.
The final examination for thesis and publishable paper-option students will consist of an oral presentation and defense of the thesis or publishable paper. Questions may be asked on any topic related to the thesis/paper or course work taken as part of the graduate program. The presentation will be open to all interested parties, but the defense will be open only to the student’s graduate committee.
The final examination for non-thesis option students will consist of a written and/or oral examination formulated by the student’s graduate committee. The oral examination will draw questions from the written examination plus any course work undertaken as part of the graduate program.
Any student who is not already certified as an Engineer-In-Training will be required to take the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination.