Phd Thesis Engineering Geology
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For the Geology and Geological Engineering specializations, any physical specimens (and associated documentation) collected, prepared, and cited in a thesis or dissertation are to be deposited in the Museum of Geology as part of the student’s work.
Our program delivers an interdisciplinary experience, combining principles of geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology and geology, to provide a versatile set of skills needed to solve a wide range of practical problems related to engineering interactions with the earth environment.
Many factors contribute to the success of an application, including the goals statement, coursework, grades, test scores, work experience, recommendations, and availability of a faculty member in the student’s anticipated research area. The following courses are required for the Geology specialization: GEOL 700 Developing and Planning Research (required the first fall semester of enrollment) GEOL 808 Fundamental Problems in Engineering and Science In addition, the program of study must include at least one GEOL/GEOE course emphasizing field methods, one GEOL/GEOE course emphasizing analytical methods, and one GEOL/GEOE course emphasizing computational methods. students in the Geological Engineering specialization are expected to focus in one of the three areas of groundwater/environmental, geomechanics, or energy/mineral resources.
Those interested in paleontology at the Ph D level enroll in the Geology Specialization. requirements and submit an Intent to Transfer form to the Office of Graduate Education. At least thirty-six (36) of these credits must be for coursework.
Each specialization has different background and program requirements. A minimum of seventy-two (72) credit hours are required beyond the B. No more than 36 credits may be from 500-level courses or lower.
The student’s graduate committee may require that deficiencies important to the student’s area of interest be remedied by taking additional undergraduate courses that will not count towards the graduate degree requirements. but with extensive undergraduate deficiencies may be placed into the M. program in Geology and Geological Engineering until these deficiencies are remedied. The student's advising committee determines the courses that meet these criteria.
Although a particular baccalaureate degree is not required for admission, incoming students are expected to have substantial preparation in science, math, geological sciences, and engineering; successful applicants will ideally have completed most of the subjects listed below. program in Geology and Geological Engineering is normally limited to qualified students who have already earned an M. degree in geology, geological engineering, paleontology, or a related field. The candidate’s committee is responsible for assisting the student in developing a program of study that prepares the student for his/her intended research focus.