Colorado School of Mines

Geological Engineering

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The Geological Engineering program focuses study in ground water, engineering geology/geotechnics, mining engineering geology, and environmental applications. Typical work assignments might include mapping and analysis of a landslide, design of a stabilization scheme for a steep rock cliff, evaluation of gravel or crushed rock resources, siting of various components of a housing development, investigation for a foundation of a tall building or dam, assessment of the activity level of a fault trace, and use of GIS to plan communities. Academic training in engineering geology and geotechnics encompasses geology, natural hazards, construction and site investigation, GIS, remote sensing methods, numerical techniques and engineering calculations.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Cheryl Medford, Program Assistant
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3800

Degrees Available