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Geoengineering B.GeoE.

Civil Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 128
  • Required credits within the major: 61
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Geoengineering
The mission of the geoengineering program comprises three overlapping and mutually supportive components: * Prepare students to become productive engineers and contributing members of their professional community. * Prepare students for continual learning and professional development. * Prepare students for formal advanced education. The program has four core objectives: 1. To produce graduates with a strong fundamental scientific and technical knowledge base and critical thinking skills required for engineering problem formulation and problem solving. 2. To produce graduates with the ability to work as a professional team member. This includes the ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written language. 3. To produce graduates with an understanding of their obligations as professional geological engineers to protect human health, welfare, and the environment. 4. To ensure that graduates have had opportunities to complement their academic studies with scholarly (research) investigations, co-ops, and internships.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
Honors math (MATH 1571H, 1572H, 2573H, 2574H) may be taken in place of the listed courses
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Mechanics
AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Physical Sciences
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1031H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1032H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Geology
ESCI 2301 - Mineralogy (3.0 cr)
ESCI 2302 - Petrology (3.0 cr)
ESCI 3890 - Field Workshop (1.0 cr)
ESCI 4501 - Structural Geology (3.0 cr)
ESCI 1001 - Earth and Its Environments [PHYS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or ESCI 2201 - Solid Earth Dynamics (4.0 cr)
ESCI 3911 - Introductory Field Geology (4.0 cr)
or ESCI 4971W - Field Hydrogeology [WI] (4.0 cr)
Engineering
CE 3101 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering I (3.0 cr)
CE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
GEOE 4102W - Capstone Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
CE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering (3.0 cr)
CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
GEOE 4121 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering II (3.0 cr)
CE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I (3.0 cr)
or GEOE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I (3.0 cr)
AEM 2012 - Dynamics (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
or EE 2001 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics (3.0 cr)
or MATS 2001 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
or CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers (4.0 cr)
or ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I (3.0 cr)
Civil Engineering Elective
CE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
or CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
or CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
Geoengineering Elective
GEOE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II (3.0 cr)
or GEOE 4311 - Rock Mechanics (4.0 cr)
or GEOE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
Geology Elective
GEO 4xxx
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
Geomechanics Engineering
Geomechanics Technical Electives
Students must take 12-14 credits from the approved list of technical electives.
Take 12 - 14 credit(s) from the following:
· AEM 4581 - Mechanics of Solids (3.0 cr)
· CE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II (3.0 cr)
· CE 4311 - Rock Mechanics (4.0 cr)
· CE 4341 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4352 - Groundwater Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
· CE 5311 - Experimental Geomechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 5321 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CE 5331 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ESCI 4203 - Principles of Geophysical Exploration (3.0 cr)
· MATH 4457 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4458 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5583 - Complex Analysis (4.0 cr)
Adviser-Approved Technical Elective
Students must take an additional 3 credits in an area approved by the student's adviser.
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Geoenvironmental Technical Electives
Students must take 12-14 credits from the approved list of technical electives.
Take 12 - 14 credit(s) from the following:
· CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4352 - Groundwater Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
· CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
· CE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes (3.0 cr)
· CE 4562 - Environmental Remediation Technology (3.0 cr)
· CE 5180 - Special Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· CE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· CE 5542 - Experimental Methods in Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
· EEB 4611 - Biogeochemical Processes (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
Adviser-Approved Technical Elective
Students must take an additional 3 credits in an area approved by the student's adviser.
Geofluids Engineering
Geofluids Technical Electives
Students must take 12-14 credits from the approved list of technical electives.
Take 12 - 14 credit(s) from the following:
· CE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II (3.0 cr)
· CE 4341 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4352 - Groundwater Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
· ESCI 4701 - Geomorphology (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MATH 4457 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4458 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5583 - Complex Analysis (4.0 cr)
· CE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics (4.0 cr)
Adviser-Approved Technical Elective
Students must take an additional 3 credits in an area approved by the student's adviser.
 
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