Minor in Geotechnical Engineering

About

The Geotechnical Engineering Minor was developed collaboratively by the Departments of Engineering and Geology. This minor meets the needs of mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, and geology students interested in careers that are closer to civil and environmental engineering. Based on feedback from geotechnical engineering firms, the curriculum is designed to provide the skill sets required in the field.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Geotechnical Engineering Minor

Required Courses
GEOL 470HYDROGEOLOGY4
GEOL 475ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OF SOILS: INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING4
METC 110ENGINEERING GRAPHICS5
or MENG 217 3D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
METC 340STATICS5
or MENG 240 STATICS
METC 341STRENGTH OF MATERIALS4
or MENG 241 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
Electives–choose two from the following8-10
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
EARTH MATERIALS
GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING OF SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
SENIOR CAPSTONE: WATER AND THE WEST, WATER RESOURCE ENGINEERING IN ARID LANDS
INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS
Total Credits30-32

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