Geoengineering

Courses

The graduate program in Geoengineering at CSU integrates three primary areas within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, viz., Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Groundwater Engineering. The curriculum for the graduate Geoengineering Program is generally flexible and allows students a wide range of courses to choose from in these three primary areas, as well as a number of additional courses offered in supporting areas, such as the geological sciences, soil science, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, mathematics, statistics, and structural mechanics.

The curriculum is tailored to the student's desires and needs based on their thesis or dissertation research. This flexibility in curriculum makes the Geoengineering Program particularly attractive for graduate students who either are unsure about focusing on a more traditional area of study or desire a more broad-based background to support their career objectives.

Recommended courses for a focus in Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • CIVE 455 - Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVE 550 - Foundation Engineering
  • CIVE 556 Slope Stability, Seepage, and Earth Dams
  • CIVE 655 Advanced Soil

Recommended courses for a focus in Geotechnical Engineering

  • CIVE 455 Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVE 550 Foundation Engineering
  • CIVE 553 Slope Stability and Retaining Structures
  • CIVE 556 Seepage and Earth Dams
  • CIVE 654 Experimental Soil Mechanics
  • CIVE 655 Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • CIVE 751 Soil Dynamics

Elective courses for Geoengineering

  • CIVE 439 Environmental Engineering Chemical Concepts
  • CIVE 531 Groundwater Hydrology
  • CIVE 537 Residuals Management
  • CIVE 538 Aqueous Chemistry
  • CIVE 539 Water & Wastewater Analysis
  • CIVE 540 Advanced Biological Wastewater Processing
  • CIVE 541 Environmental Unit Operations-Treatment-Design
  • CIVE 542 Water Quality Modeling
  • CIVE 559 Special Topics in Geoengineering (e.g., Waste Behavior and Mechanics, Expansive Soils, Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, Soil-Structure Interaction, Mining Geotechnics, etc.)
  • CIVE 565 - Finite Element Method
  • CIVE 631 Computational Methods in Subsurface Systems
  • CIVE 638 Groundwater Quality and Contaminant Transport
  • CIVE 716 - Erosion and Sedimentation

Other common courses

  • CBE 524 Bioremediation
  • CEOL 551 - Groundwater Modeling
  • GEOL 424 - Moden Gas and Oil
  • GEOL 442 Applied Geophysics
  • GEOL 446 Environmental Geology
  • GEOL 447 - Mineral Deposits
  • GEOL 452 Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 454 Geomorphology
  • GEOL 547 - Ore Deposit Geochemistry
  • GEOL 552 Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 560 Clay Mineralogy
  • SOCR 455 Soil Microbiology
  • SOCR 467 Soil & Environmental Chemistry
  • SOCR 470 Soil Physics
  • SOCR 478 Environmental Soil Sciences
  • SOCR 560 Chemical Equilibria in Soil
  • SOCR 564 Soil Chemical Analysis

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