2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Geological Engineering

School of Mineral Engineering
Department of Mining and Geological Engineering
(907) 474-7388
www.uaf.edu/sme/GeolEng.html

B.S., M.S. Degrees

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30-33 credits

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Geological engineering deals with the application of geology. Geological engineers work with the environment in the true sense of the word. Properties of earth materials exploration activities, geophysical and geochemical prospecting, site investigations and engineering geology are all phases of geological engineering.

The graduate program prepares students for employment with industry, consulting companies and government agencies.

Graduate Program—M.S. Degree

  1. Complete a comprehensive entrance exam.
  2. Complete the general university requirements.
  3. Complete the master’s degree requirements.
  4. Complete the thesis or non-thesis requirements:

    Thesis
    a. Complete the following:

    GE 635—Geostatistical Ore Reserve Estimation (3)
    or MIN 621—Advanced Mineral Economics (3) 3 credits

    GE 620—Advanced Groundwater Hydrology 3 credits

    GE 630—Advanced Applied Mining Geology 3 credits

    GE 666—Advanced Engineering Geology 3 credits

    Geological engineering courses and technical electives 12 credits

    GE 699—Thesis 6 credits

    b. Minimum credits required 30

    Non-Thesis
    a. Complete the following:

    GE 635—Geostatistical Ore Reserve Estimation (3)
    or MIN 621—Advanced Mineral Economics (3) 3 credits

    GE 620—Advanced Groundwater Hydrology 3 credits

    GE 630—Advanced Applied Mining Geology 3 credits

    GE 666—Advanced Engineering Geology 3 credits

    Geological engineering courses and technical electives 15 credits

    GE 698—Research/Project 6 credits

    b. Minimum credits required 33

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