Engineering Geology

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.

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Engineering Geology concentration course options

  • Earth Systems & Earth Hazards
  • Geology of Soils
  • Geotechnics: Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • Field Study of Soils
  • Engineering Geology: Rock Mechanics
  • Engineering Geology: Surficial Materials and Processes
  • Geostatistics
  • Geocomputations II
  • Geomechanics: Fluids
  • Geomechanics: Solids
  • Modeling Geographic Objects
  • Modeling Geographic Space
  • Numerical Techniques and Applications
  • 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.

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