Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis Area

As a geological engineering student with an emphasis in engineering geology and geotechnics, you will learn how to protect the infrastructure of our nation’s bridges, buildings and utilities, with a particular focus on identifying geological hazards and soil, rock and water testing.

You will have a number of opportunities for fieldwork, including the mapping of rocks.

Notable courses in this emphasis area include:

  • Rock Engineering
  • Elementary Soil Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Applications of Geographic Information Systems
  • Regional Geological Engineering Problems in North America
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Statistical Methods in Environmental Geology and Engineering