hydrological engineering graduate degree

Geological Engineering, Hydrogeological Engineering Option, M.S.

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.

Requirements and Options
Admission Requirements:    BS in Geological, Mining, Geophysical, or Civil Engineering
Options:
  • A: Thesis (default, 30 credits) or Publishable Paper with approval of Department
  • B: Non-Thesis (36 credits)
Seminar Requirements:
  • ENGR 5940 Engineering Seminar (1)
  • TC 5160 Graduate Writing Seminar
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.

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Contact Information

Dr. Glenn Shaw
gshaw@mtech.edu
406-496-4809
MG 213E (Mining & Geology Building)