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Hydrogeological   Engineering

Shaw

Dr. Glenn Shaw

Phone: (406) 496-4809
Location: MG 213E

Department Overview

Graduate students in Hydrogeological Engineering will study the occurrence, movement, and chemistry of groundwater with additional engineering emphasis. Typical thesis investigations are related to environmental problems, resource supply problems, or issues associated with mining or agricultural activities, and may frequently involve research participation with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Hydrogeologists are in demand due to shortages of experts in water resources issues, their ability to tackle industrial problems, and environmental water quality concerns at both the state and national levels. Career opportunities in this area are very good and graduates are finding 100 percent placement. Companies who have hired our master's degree graduates in this area include Brown Engineering, Conoco, ESA, EG&G, DOE (Battelle), MSE, Lambier Stevens Engineers, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana Salinity Control, PTI Environmental, Newmont Mining, and Conoco.

Admission Requirements:    BS in Geological, Mining, Geophysical, or Civil Engineering
Options:
  • A: Thesis (default) or Publishable Paper with approval of Department
  • B: Non-Thesis
  • TC 5160 Graduate Writing Seminar
Seminar Requirements:
  • ENGR 5940 Engineering Seminar (1)
Course Requirements:

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 Offerings:


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 498 Internship
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 533 Hydro-geochemistry
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>