Colorado School of Mines

Underground Construction & Tunneling

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Underground Construction and Tunneling (UC&T) program is an interdisciplinary field primarily involving civil engineering, geological engineering and mining engineering, and secondarily involving mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, geophysics, geology and others. UC&T deals with the design, construction, rehabilitation and management of underground space including caverns, shafts and tunnels for commercial, transportation, water and wastewater use. UC&T is a challenging field involving complex soil and rock behavior, groundwater conditions, excavation methods, construction materials, structural design flow, heterogeneity, and very low tolerance for deformation due to existing infrastructure in urban environments. Students pursuing a graduate degree in UC&T will gain a strong and interdisciplinary foundation in these topics.

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

Tim VanHaverbeke
Program Coordinator
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: 303-273-3467 

Degrees Available