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Geological Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
30190 USD/year
30190 USD/year
14268 USD/year
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About

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.

Overview

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.

Mission

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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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

  • International

    30190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30190 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30190 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14268 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

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