2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Geological Engineering

College of Engineering and Mines
Department of Mining and Geological Engineering
(907) 474-7388
www.alaska.edu/uaf/cem/ge/

B.S., M.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30-33 credits

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.

GraduateGraduate 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
    1. Complete 12 credits from the following six courses:
      GE 620--Advanced Groundwater Hydrology--3 credits
      GE 630--Advanced Applied Mining Geology--3 credits
      GE 635--Advanced Geostatistical Applications--3 credits
      GE 665--Advanced Geomaterial Engineering--3 credits
      GE 666--Advanced Engineering Geology--3 credits
      MIN 621--Advanced Mineral Economics--3 credits
    2. Geological engineering courses and technical electives--11 credits
      GE 692--Graduate Seminar--1 credits
      GE 699--Thesis--6 credits
    3. Minimum credits required--30 credits
    Non-Thesis
    1. Complete 12 credits from the following six courses:
      GE 620--Advanced Groundwater Hydrology--3 credits
      GE 630--Advanced Applied Mining Geology--3 credits
      GE 635--Advanced Geostatistical Applications--3 credits
      GE 665--Advanced Geomaterial Engineering--3 credits
      GE 666--Advanced Engineering Geology--3 credits
      MIN 621--Advanced Mineral Economics--3 credits
    2. GeologicalGeological engineering courses and technical electives--14 credits
      GE 692--Graduate Seminar--1 credits
      GE 698--Research/Project--6 credits
    3. Geological Minimum credits required--33 credits

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