Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminant Transport Emphasis Area

As a geological engineering student with an emphasis in groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport, you will learn about subsurface contamination issues and groundwater supply problems, with a particular focus on the drilling and monitoring of groundwater wells and performing pumping tests to determine aquifer characteristics.

You will have a number of opportunities to travel and conduct fieldwork, such as developing safe drinking water supplies in impoverished and rural areas around the world.

Notable courses in this emphasis area include:

  • Subsurface Hydrology and Transport Mechanics
  • Risk Assessment in Environmental Studies
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Soil Science in Engineering Practice
  • Statistical Methods in Environmental Geology and Engineering
  • Well Test Analysis
  • Elementary Soil Mechanics
  • Well Logging