Geological Engineering

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

B.S., M.S. Degrees

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 - 33 credits

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 with a maximum of 6 credits from the selected research focus group:
      Geotechnical Engineering Focus Area:
      GE F440--Slope Stability--3 credits
      GE F665--Advanced Geological Materials Engineering--3 credits
      GE F666--Advanced Engineering Geology--3 credits
      GE F668--Tunneling Geotechniques--3 credits
      GE F671--Engineering Application of Digital Image Processing--3 credits
      Geoenvironmental Engineering Focus Area:
      GE F610--Subsurface Hydrology--3 credits
      GE F620--Advanced Groundwater Hydrology--3 credits
      GE F622--Unsaturated Soil Geoengineering--3 credits
      GE F649--Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management--3 credits
      Georesource Engineering Focus Area
      GE F631--Electron Microprobe Methods--3 credits
      GE F630--Advanced Applied Mining Geology--3 credits
      GE F633--Fluid Inclusion Methods in Mineral and Petroleum Exploration--3 credits
      GE F635--Advanced Geostatistical Applications--3 credits
      MIN F621--Advanced Mineral Economics--3 credits
    2. Geological engineering courses* and technical electives--11 credits
    3. Complete the following:
      GE F692--Graduate Seminar--1 credit
      GE F699--Thesis--6 credits
    4. Minimum credits required--30 credits
    * NOTE: Geological engineering courses may be taken from any focus group that is approved by the graduate advisory committee.

  5. Non-Thesis
    1. Complete 12 credits from the following with a maximum of 6 credits from the selected research focus group:
      Geotechnical Engineering Focus Area:
      GE F440--Slope Stability--3 credits
      GE F665--Advanced Geological Materials Engineering--3 credits
      GE F666--Advanced Engineering Geology--3 credits
      GE F668--Tunneling Geotechniques--3 credits
      GE F671--Engineering Application of Digital Image Processing--3 credits
      Geoenvironmental Engineering Focus Area:
      GE F610--Subsurface Hydrology--3 credits
      GE F620--Advanced Groundwater Hydrology--3 credits
      GE F622--Unsaturated Soil Geoengineering--3 credits
      GE F649--Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management--3 credits
      Georesource Engineering Focus Area
      GE F631--Electron Microprobe Methods--3 credits
      GE F630--Advanced Applied Mining Geology--3 credits
      GE F633--Fluid Inclusion Methods in Mineral and Petroleum Exploration--3 credits
      GE F635--Advanced Geostatistical Applications--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

* NOTE: Geological engineering courses may be taken from any focus group that is approved by the graduate advisory committee.


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