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

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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
    1. Complete 12 credits from the following six courses:
      GE F620--Advanced Groundwater Hydrology--3 credits
      GE F630--Advanced Applied Mining Geology--3 credits
      GE F635--Advanced Geostatistical Applications--3 credits
      GE F665--Advanced Geomaterial Engineering--3 credits
      GE F666--Advanced Engineering Geology--3 credits
      MIN F621--Advanced Mineral Economics--3 credits
    2. Geological engineering courses and technical electives--11 credits
      GE F692--Graduate Seminar--1 credit
      GE F699--Thesis--6 credits
    3. Minimum credits required--30 credits

    Non-Thesis
    1. Complete 12 credits from the following six courses:
      GE F620--Advanced Groundwater Hydrology--3 credits
      GE F630--Advanced Applied Mining Geology--3 credits
      GE F635--Advanced Geostatistical Applications--3 credits
      GE F665--Advanced Geomaterial Engineering--3 credits
      GE F666--Advanced Engineering Geology--3 credits
      MIN F621--Advanced Mineral Economics--3 credits
    2. Geological engineering courses and technical electives--14 credits
      GE F692--Graduate Seminar--1 credit
      GE F698--Research/Project--6 credits
    3. Minimum credits required--33 credits

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