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A Masters of Science with an "Option in Geological Engineering" requires that the student have an engineering background and allows specialization in several areas of Geological Engineering. Students in related non-engineering fields who have a strong background in mathematics and physics may be admitted to the option on a provisional basis. At a minimum, such students must successfully complete undergraduate-level engineering coursework in statics, mechanics of materials, geomechanics, and engineering economy.
The final examination for thesis and publishable paper-option students will consist of an oral presentation and defense of thesis or paper. Questions may be asked on any topic related to the thesis/paper or course work taken as part of the graduate program. The presentation will be open to all interested parties, but the defense will be open only to the student’s graduate committee.
The final examination for non-thesis option students will consist of a written and/or oral examination formulated by the student’s graduate committee. The oral examination will draw questions from the written examination plus any course work undertaken as part of the graduate program.
Students who are not already certified as an Engineer-In-Training are required to take the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
|Admission Requirements:||BS in Geological, Mining, Geophysical, or Civil Engineering|
Thesis: 30 credits, minimum of 15 at 500 level, remainder at 400 level; Non-thesis: 36 credits, minimum of 18 at 500 level, remainder at 400 level. Course schedule is determined in cooperation with Faculty advisor.
|Course No.||Course Title|
|GEOE 403||Structural Geology for Engineers|
|GEOE 406||Geomorphology Photogeology|
|GEOE 409||Field Geology & Geophysics|
|GEOE 410||Mining Geology|
|GEOE 411||Metallic Ore Deposits|
|GEOE 420||Hydrogeology for Engineers|
|GEOE 422||Groundwater Flow Modeling|
|GEOE 429||Field Hydrogeology|
|GEOE 440||Engineering Geology|
|GEOE 457||Subsurface Methods in Petroleum Geology|
|GEOE 491||Special Topics|
|GEOE 499W||Geological Engineering Design Project|
|GEOE 501||Montana Geologyy|
|GEOE 520||Advanced Hydrogeology|
|GEOE 528||Contaminant Transport|
|GEOE 531||Acid-Rock Drainage|
|GEOE 532||Geochemical Modeling|
|GEOE 534||Isotope Geochemistry|
|GEOE 540||Applied Statistics & Experimental Design|
|GEOE 541||Advanced Engineering Geology|
|GEOE 542||Slope Stability Analysis & Design|
|GEOE 590W||Graduate Research or Design Project|
|GEOE 591||Special Topics|
|GEOE 599W||Thesis Research/td>|