Topics in the Engineering Geology concentration focus on solving challenges presented by the meeting of earth and man-made structures. Your studies will focus on the engineering and mechanical properties and behavior of earth materials (soils, water and rocks). Attention is given to special geotechnical issues, such as erosion, slope stability and selected geological hazards to engineered structures.
Graduates with this concentration usually work for environmental engineering or geotechnical consulting firms, though many choose to pursue additional studies and research at the doctoral level.
- A Review of Conventional Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing Technology and An Analysis of its Capabilities to Avoid Harmful Chemical Cross-Contamination of Aquifers Under Professional Execution (PDF) by Boyan Makarenko '11
- Characterization of a Previously Unmapped Subsurface Fault Zone in Central New Jersey (PDF) by Kevin Kelly ‘11
Engineering Geology concentration course options
- Earth Systems & Earth Hazards
- Soil Science
- Field Study of Soils
- Engineering Geology: Rock Mechanics
- Engineering Geology: Surficial Materials and Processes
- Geomechanics: Fluids
- Geomechanics: Solids
- Interpretation of Near-Surface Geologic Structure for Engineering and Environmental Geology
Please note that these courses are currently approved for this concentration. However, you may request to add different courses, and new courses may also become available.