M.Sc. On Campus

Geological Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

12 months
29298 USD/year
27580 USD/year
8864 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Missouri University of Science and Technology department of geological sciences and Geological Engineering is home to three separate programs, geological engineering, geology and geophysics, and petroleum engineering. Geotechnics is a part of the geological engineering program.


Geological engineering is the application of the knowledge and principles of geology to the solution of problems in engineering practice. These applications include the evaluation of geological conditions for environmental protection studies, for groundwater resource and pollution investigations, for mineral and energy development, for site selection of civil works facilities and for land use and environmental impact analysis.

The Geological Engineering laboratories are well equipped for research relating to physical and hydraulic properties of rock, groundwater hydrology, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Computer applications are emphasized, and the department has a laboratory equipped with a variety of personal computer equipment for student use. A groundwater hydrology laboratory is equipped to conduct research in subsurface fluid flow and computer facilities are available for the modeling of flow through porous media.

Recent research projects in the GE program include:

  • Designing excavating tools for geomaterials on earth and in space.
  • Studying blasting efficiency for enhancing productivity in the mining industry.
  • Applying mining methods to potential space mining applications, and reducing the size of asteroid on potential collision courses with earth.
  • Global sustainability.
  • Shale gas and other unconventional energy sources.
  • Geologic membrane processes.
  • Developing a rock fall hazard rating system for Missouri highways.
  • Using LIDAR to research the rock raveling process.
  • Multivariate cluster analysis of borehole discontinuity data.
  • Developing a virtual geotechnical database for the greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
  • Pilot seismic hazard assessment of the Granite City Monk Mound and Columbia Bottom Quadrangles, St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
  • Creation of a geologic GIS database for the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
  • Bridge deck delamination studies using ground penetrating radar.
  • Detection of underground mines and caverns using geophysical methods.
  • Subsurface imaging in Karst Terrain.
  • Bridge pier scour investigations.
  • Applying stochastic analysis to groundwater remediation design.
  • Developing sustainable point of use drinking water systems in developing areas.
  • Using renewable energy systems to power active groundwater pumping and remediation systems.
  • Characterizing the reliability of wind and solar energy system prediction models.


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Internship
  • Geological Engineering Design
  • Engineering and Design
  • Research
  • Remote Sensing Technology
  • Applications Of Geographic Information Systems
  • Risk Assessment In Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Geological Engineering
  • Geological Aspects Of Hazardous Waste Management
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Introduction to International Engineering and Design
  • Advanced Environmental Aspects Of Mining
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Subsurface Hydrology
  • Fundamentals of Groundwater Hydrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted online application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges and universities attended. All unofficial copies of transcripts and scores can be uploaded to your online application for S&T to review. Upon arrival on campus, you must request that an official copy of your transcript(s) to be sent to us directly from your previous university’s registrar's office and all official scores reported directly from the respective testing agency. Once we receive the official documents, we will verify them. If there are any discrepancies between the unofficial documents you submitted, Missouri S&T will withdraw your admission and you will not be allowed to apply to S&T in the future.
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29298 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29298 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27580 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8864 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Missouri City

1036 - 1920 USD /month
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