GEGN403 MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN 3.0
GEGN439 MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN 3.0
GEGN469 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN 3.0
GEGN470 GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN 3.0

The typical program plan includes 12 course credit hours in both the fall and the spring terms followed by 6 independent study credit hours during the summer term.

GEGN599 requires a project and report that demonstrate competence in the application of geological engineering principles that merits a grade of B or better. The project topic and content of the report is determined by the student’s advisor, in consultation with the student. The format of the report will follow the guidelines for a professional journal paper.

The student, in consultation with the advisor, must prepare a formal program of courses and independent study topic for approval by the Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee. The program must be submitted to the committee on or before the end of the first week of classes of the first semester.

The most common difficulty in scheduling completion of the degree involves satisfaction of prerequisites. Common deficiency courses are Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Fluid Mechanics. These are essential to the engineering underpinnings of the degree. Some students may choose to take these prerequisites elsewhere before arriving on the Mines campus.

The Masters of Engineering (non-thesis) requires the following courses in addition to the prerequisites:

GEGN532 GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS 3.0
GEGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY 6.0

Candidates must also take at least three of the following:

GEGN563 APPLIED NUMERICAL MODELLING FOR GEOMECHANICS 3.0
GEGN570 CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY 3.0
or GEGN673 ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
GEGN573 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION 3.0
GEGN575 APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3.0
or GEGN580 APPLIED REMOTE SENSING FOR GEOENGINEERING AND GEOSCIENCES  
GEGN671 LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS & MITIGATION 3.0

Electives and course substitutions are approved by the advisor. Possibilities for other electives include graduate- level rock mechanics and rock engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, ground water, site characterization, geographical information systems (GIS), project management and geophysics, for example.