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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geological Engineering, B.S.

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To achieve its objective, the B.S. degree is founded upon a strong background in mathematics, physical and geological sciences, and engineering fundamentals; as well as economics and the humanities and social sciences - a background that will support changing career requirements and objectives and the pursuit of life long learning. During their sophomore through senior years, all students are introduced to four fundamental areas of Geological Engineering: Mining Geology, Hydrogeology, Geomechanics, and Engineering Geology. Students are then required to select an area of emphasis (option) for completion of their degree, or to design a program of electives that better serves their personal interests and objectives in concert with their faculty advisor.


Geological Engineering





Summer Semester

Fall Semester

Total: 15

Total: 12

Minimum Credits for a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering: 136

* Select 3 fundamentals of engineering electives from: EGEN 202 - Engineering Mech–Dynamics , EELE 201 - Circuits I for Engineering , EGEN 324 - Applied Thermodynamics  (or PET 372 - Petroleum Fluids & Thermodynamics ), EGEN 213 - Survey of MET & MAT Engin ., CSCI 117 - Programming with Matlab  (or CSCI 112 - Programming with C I ) and  M 333 - Matrices & Linear Algebra   


The students of the geological engineering program receive their total design experience by taking courses systematically, as defined by the curriculum published in the catalog. Courses in the geological engineering curriculum are arranged so that students move gradually towards higher levels of calculations and design concepts that integrate a progressively broader spectrum of basic knowledge in engineering and geological science topics and related subjects. Although there is, of necessity, some interdigitation of course work, students in the program begin by taking basic mathematics, physics, and geological science courses, which lay the foundation for engineering topics and design, together with courses that develop their writing and computer skills. Students then take lower-division engineering topics courses, such as statics and mechanics of materials; advanced topics in mathematics and geological science; and supporting subjects such as engineering economics and technical communications.

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