Colorado
School of Mines
2001-2002
Graduate Bulletin
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2001-2002
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To CSM Graduate Students
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Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401-1887
Colorado School of Mines Bulletin (USPS 391-690)
Correspondence
Address correspondence to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Main Telephone: (303) 273-3000
Toll Free: 1-800-446-9488
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2001-2002

Table of Contents
Academic Calendar ........................................ 4
Leave of Absence .............................................. 18
Reciprocal Registration ...................................... 19
University Administration / Useful Contacts 5
In-State Tuition Classification Status ................. 19
Office of Graduate Studies ................................... 5
Dropping and Adding Courses ........................... 20
Student Housing .................................................. 5
Auditing Courses ................................................ 20
Financial Aid ......................................................... 5
General Regulations ..................................... 21
International Student Services ............................. 5
Interlink Language Center .................................... 5
Graduate School Bulletin ................................... 21
Registrar’s Office .................................................. 5
Curriculum Changes .......................................... 21
Graduate Student Association ............................. 5
General Policies of Student Conduct ................. 21
Academic Departments & Divisions ..................... 5
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance .............. 21
Academic Dishonesty Policy .............................. 22
General Information ....................................... 6
Exceptions and Appeals ..................................... 23
Mission and Goals ............................................... 6
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis ............... 23
History of CSM ..................................................... 6
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies ............. 23
Location ................................................................ 6
Graduate Students in Undergraduate Courses . 23
Administration ...................................................... 6
Graduate Credit for Courses Taken as Undergradu-
The Graduate School ..................................... 7
ates ................................................................ 24
Unique Programs ................................................. 7
Transfer Credit ................................................... 24
Graduate Degrees Offered ................................... 7
Independent Study ............................................. 24
Accreditation ........................................................ 7
Course and Thesis Grades ................................ 24
Admission to the Graduate School ............... 8
Graduation ......................................................... 24
Withdrawing from School ................................... 25
Admission Requirements ..................................... 8
Nondegree Students .......................................... 25
Categories of Admission ...................................... 8
Veterans’ Benefits .............................................. 25
Admission Procedure ........................................... 8
Grading System ................................................. 25
Financial Assistance ............................................ 9
Application Review Process ................................. 9
Access to Student Records ................................ 26
Health Record and Additional Steps .................... 9
Tuition , Fees, Financial Assistance ............ 27
International Students .......................................... 9
Tuition ................................................................. 27
Student Life at CSM ...................................... 10
Fees ................................................................... 27
Housing .............................................................. 10
Student Fees and Descriptions .......................... 27
Student Services ................................................ 10
Payments and Refunds ...................................... 28
Student Activities ................................................. 11
Graduate Degrees and Requirements ......... 30
Facilities and Academic Support ................ 14
I. Professional Programs .................................... 30
Arthur Lakes Library ........................................... 14
II. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs31
Computing and Networking ................................ 14
III. Thesis-Based Master’s Degree Programs .... 32
Copy Center ....................................................... 14
IV. Doctor of Philosophy ..................................... 33
CSM Alumni Association .................................... 14
Graduate Degree Programs and Description
Environmental Health and Safety ...................... 14
of Courses ................................................ 36
Green Center ..................................................... 15
Chemical Engineering ........................................ 36
INTERLINK Language Center ........................... 15
Chemistry and Geochemistry ............................. 41
LAIS Writing Center ........................................... 15
Economics and Business ................................... 46
Office of International Programs ........................ 15
Engineering ........................................................ 54
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
Environmental Science and Engineering ........... 65
Mathematics (WISEM) .................................. 15
Geochemistry ..................................................... 72
Ombuds Program ............................................... 15
Geology and Geological Engineering ................ 77
Public Affairs ...................................................... 15
Geophysics ........................................................ 90
Research Development ..................................... 16
Liberal Arts and International Studies ................ 99
Research Services ............................................. 16
Materials Science ............................................. 106
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Mathematical and Computer Sciences ............. 113
(SPACE) ........................................................ 16
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering .......... 120
Telecommunications Center ............................... 16
Mining Engineering .......................................... 130
Registration and Tuition Classification ...... 18
Petroleum Engineering .................................... 137
General Registration Requirements ................... 18
Physics ............................................................. 143
Research Registration ....................................... 18
Centers and Institutes ................................ 148
Eligibility for Thesis Registration ........................ 18
Directory of the School .............................. 154
Graduation Requirements .................................. 18
Full-time Status - Required Course Load .......... 18
Appendix ..................................................... 167
Late Registration Fee ......................................... 18
Index ............................................................ 175
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
2001
Confirmation/Registration ................................................................................................. Aug. 20, Monday
Classes start (go to Monday classes) ................................................................................. Aug. 21, Tuesday
Grad Students - last day to register without late fee ............................................................. Aug. 24, Friday
Labor Day - Classes in session ............................................................................................ Sept. 3, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W’ ................................................ Sept. 5, Wednesday
Fall Break ............................................................................................................................. Oct. 8, Monday
Mid-term grades due........................................................................................................... Oct. 15, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course Continuing students/Grad students ........................... Oct. 30, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester ............................................................................ Nov. 5-9, Mon.-Fri.
Thanksgiving Recess .............................................................................................. Nov. 22-25, Thurs.-Sun.
Last day to withdraw from a course New undergraduate students ....................................... Nov. 30, Friday
Classes end ......................................................................................................................... Dec. 6, Thursday
Dead Day .................................................................................................................................Dec. 7, Friday
Seniors’ lowest possible grades due ................................................................................... Dec. 11, Tuesday
Final exams ................................................................................................ Dec. 8, 10-143, Sat/Mon.-Thurs.
Semester ends ....................................................................................................................... Dec. 14, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation ............................................................................................... Dec. 14, Friday
Final grades due.................................................................................................................. Dec. 17, Monday
Winter Recess ......................................................................................................................... Dec. 15-Jan. 1
Spring Semester
2002
Confirmation/Registration ................................................................................................ Jan. 2, Wednesday
Classes start ......................................................................................................................... Jan. 3, Thursday
Grad Students - last day to register without late fee .................................................................Jan. 4, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W’ ........................................................Jan. 18, Friday
Mid-terms grades due ......................................................................................................... Feb. 25, Monday
Spring Recess ............................................................................................................. March 9-17, Sat.-Sun.
Last day to withdraw from a course ................................................................................March 19, Tuesday
All except new undergrads & 2nd sem freshmen
Registration Field & Summer Terms ............................................................................. April 1-5, Mon.-Fri.
Priority Registration Fall Semester ............................................................................. April 8-12, Mon.-Fri.
Last day to withdraw from a course-new undergrads & 2nd sem freshmen ........................April 19, Friday
Classes end ...................................................................................................................... April 25, Thursday
Dead Day ..............................................................................................................................April 26, Friday
Seniors’ lower possible grades due ................................................................................... April 30, Tuesday
Final exams ......................................................................................... Apr. 27, 29-May 2, Sat./Mon.-Thurs.
Semester ends .......................................................................................................................... May 3, Friday
Commencement ....................................................................................................................... May 3, Friday
Final grades due.................................................................................................................... May 6, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions
2002
First Field Term, First Day of Class, Registration ................................................................ May 6, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” - Field Term .................................. May 10, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday) .................................................................................................... May 27, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term .......................................................................... May 31, Friday
First Field Term ends .............................................................................................................June 14, Friday
Field Term grades due ........................................................................................................ June 17, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration ............................................................... June 17, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a W -Summer School ........................... June 24, Monday
Independence Day (Holiday) ............................................................................................... July 4, Thursday
Second Field Term begins .................................................................................................... July 8, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a W -Second Field Term ......................... July 12, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School .......................................................................... July 12, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term ...................................................................... Aug. 2, Friday
Summer School ends .............................................................................................................. Aug. 9, Friday
Summer School grades due ............................................................................................... Aug. 12, Monday
Second Field Term ends ....................................................................................................... Aug. 16, Friday
Second Field Term grades due ...................................................................................... August 19, Monday
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University Administration / Useful Contacts
Office of Graduate Studies
Academic Departments & Divisions
The address for all CSM academic departments and
Mailing address
divisions is
1500 Illinois Street
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887
Telephone
FAX
World Wide Web address: http://www.mines.edu/
303 273-3247
303 273-3244
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
303-273-3247
Academic department and division telephone numbers
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
are
M. Jane Kelley
303-273-3248
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Director of Graduate Affairs
....................................................... 303 273-3720
jkelley@mines.edu
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Jeanine Toussaint
303-273-2221
....................................................... 303 273-3610
Graduate Recruiting Coordinator
Economics and Business
jtoussai@mines.edu
....................................................... 303 273-3482
Linda L. Powell
303-273-3348
Engineering
Graduate Admissions Officer
....................................................... 303 273-3650
lpowell@mines.edu
Environmental Science and Engineering
Brenda Neely
303-273-3412
....................................................... 303 273-3427
Student Services
bneely@mines.edu
Geology and Geological Engineering
....................................................... 303 273-3800
Student Housing
Geophysics
Bob Francisco
303-273-3353
....................................................... 303 273-3450
Director of Student Life
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Off-Campus Housing Information (OCHI) 303 273-3827
....................................................... 303 273-3750
Financial Aid
Materials Science
Roger Koester
303-273-3207
....................................................... 303 273-3660
Director of Financial Aid
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Christina Jensen
303-273-3229
....................................................... 303 273-3860
Graduate Student Financial Aid Advisor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
International Student Services
....................................................... 303 273-3770
Leslie Olsen
303-273-3210
Mining Engineering
International Student Advisor
....................................................... 303 273-3701
INTERLINK Language Center
Petroleum Engineering
Daniel Niles
303-273-3558
....................................................... 303 273-3740
Interlink@mines.edu
Physics
....................................................... 303 273-3830
Registrar’s Office
Susan Smith
303-273-3200
Registrar
Graduate Student Association
Lori Swadley
303 273-3427
President
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General Information
Mission and Goals
History of CSM
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were
devoted to engineering and applied science related to
discovered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining
resources. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation
industry was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of
and the world in these areas. It has the highest admission
streams and the rich veins had been worked, and new
standards of any university in Colorado and among the
methods of exploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
highest of any public university in the U.S. CSM has
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
dedicated itself to responsible stewardship of the earth and
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George
its resources. It is one of a very few institutions in the world
M. Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874 the
having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction,
Territorial Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commis-
production and utilization which can be brought to bear on
sioned Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the
the world’s pressing resource-related environmental
Territorial School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor
problems. As such, it occupies a unique position among the
Routt signed the Bill on February 9, 1874, and when
world’s institutions of higher education.
Colorado became a state in 1876, the Colorado School of
The school’s role and mission has remained constant and
Mines was constitutionally established. The first diploma
is written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School
was awarded in 1882.
of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather
research institution with high admission standards. The
narrow initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in
petroleum production and refining as well. Recently it has
energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering and
added programs in materials science and engineering, energy
associated engineering and science fields. The school shall
and environmental engineering, and a broad range of other
be the primary institution of higher education offering energy,
engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
mineral and materials science and mineral engineering
mission as education and research in engineering and applied
degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
(Colorado revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
Throughout the school’s 126 year history, the translation
resources.
of its mission into educational programs has been influenced
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
clearly than ever before. We believe that the world faces a
found in every corner of the globe.
crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental
protection and that CSM and its programs are central to the
For many years the student body was predominantly
solution to that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is
white male, reflecting the industries CSM served. It gave one
elaborated upon as follows:
of the early engineering degrees for women to Florence
Caldwell in 1897, but in many subsequent years there were
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating
no female students. Strong recruiting efforts and the opening
students and professionals in the applied sciences, engineer-
up of traditionally white male industries have changed the
ing, and associated fields related to
demographics, so that today approximately 23% of the
x the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
overall student body are women and 13% of the undergradu-
x their conversion to materials and energy,
ates are underrepresented minorities.
x their utilization in advanced processes and products,
and
Location
x the economic and social systems necessary to ensure
Golden, Colorado, has always been the home of CSM.
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 20 minutes
society.
west of Denver, this community of 15,000 also serves as
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration,
home to the Coors Brewing Company, the National
and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural
Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a major U.S. Geological
sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and
Survey facility that also contains the National Earthquake
their union to create processes and products to enhance the
Center. The seat of government for Jefferson County,
quality of life of the world’s inhabitants.
Golden once served as the territorial capital of Colorado.
Skiing is an hour away to the west.
The Colorado School of Mines is consequently committed
to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the global
Administration
community by promoting stewardship of the Earth upon
By state statute, the school is managed by a seven-
which all life and development depend. (Colorado School of
member board of trustees appointed by the governor, and
Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)
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The Graduate School
the student body elects a nonvoting student board member
Professional Degrees offered are in Geological Engineer-
each year. The school is supported financially by student
ing, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Exploration
tuition and fees and by the state through annual appropria-
Geosciences, Geophysics, and Geophysical Engineer.
tions. These funds are augmented by government and
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
privately sponsored research, and private gift support from
offers two graduate certificate programs with specialization
alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends.
in International Political Economy (IPE) and International
Unique Programs
Political Economy of Resources (IPER).
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering
Accreditation
and applied science that long has had a special focus on
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the level
natural resources, so it has unique programs in many fields.
of the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission
For example, CSM is the only institution in the world that
and is a member of the North Central Association of
offers doctoral programs in all five of the major earth science
Colleges and Schools. The Engineering Accreditation
disciplines: Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophys-
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
ics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
Engineering. It also has one of the few Metallurgical and
21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-7700, accredits under-
Materials Engineering programs in the country that still
graduate degree programs in chemical engineering, engineer-
focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
ing, engineering physics, geological engineering, geophysical
processing to finished advanced materials.
engineering, metallurgical and materials engineering, mining
In addition to the traditional programs defining the
engineering and petroleum engineering. The American
institutional focus, CSM is pioneering both undergraduate
Chemical Society has approved the degree program in the
and graduate interdisciplinary programs. The School
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
understands that solutions to the complex problems
involving global processes and quality of life issues
require cooperation among scientists, engineers,
economists, and the humanities.
Discipline
M.S. M.E. Ph.D.
A model for such programs is the Engineering
Chemical & Petroleum Refining Engineering



Division, which combines civil, electrical, and
Chemistry

mechanical engineering in a nontraditional curriculum
Applied Chemistry

and offers graduate degrees in engineering systems.
Similarly, graduate degree programs in economics and
Engineering Systems



business, environmental science and engineering, and
Engineering & Technology Management


materials science make the interdisciplinary connec-
Environmental Science & Engineering


tions between traditional engineering and science
Geochemistry


fields, emphasizing a broad exposure to fundamental
Geological Engineer

principles while, at the same time, cross-linking
information from the traditional fields to generate the
Geology


insight needed for technological breakthroughs in
Geological Engineering


research and development.
Geophysical Engineering



Coordinated by the several departments involved,
Geophysics


these interdisciplinary programs contribute to CSM’s
Materials Science


leadership role in addressing the problems and
Mathematical & Computer Science


developing solutions that will enhance the quality of
life for all of earth’s inhabitants in the next century.
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering



Mineral Economics


Graduate Degrees Offered
Engineer of Mines

CSM offers the master of science (M.S.), master
of engineering (M.E.) and doctor of philosophy
Mining & Earth Systems Engineering


(Ph.D.) degrees in the disciplines listed in the chart at
Petroleum Engineer

right.
Petroleum Engineering


Physics

Applied Physics

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Graduate Bulletin
2001-2002
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Admission to the Graduate School
Admission Requirements
transferred into the regular degree program if the student’s
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is
graduate committee and department head approve.
open to graduates from four-year programs at recognized
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
colleges or universities. Admission to all M.E./M.S., and
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate
Ph.D. programs is competitive, based on an evaluation of
students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
undergraduate performance, test scores and references. The
Certificate, Professional Degree, or Master’s Degree while
undergraduate background of each applicant is evaluated
completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree.
according to the requirements of each department outlined
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
later in this section of the Bulletin. Except in the case of
education. An overview of these combined programs and
approved combined B.S./M.S. programs, a student may not
description of the admission process and requirements are
be a candidate for a graduate and an undergraduate degree at
found on pages 30 and 31 of this Bulletin.
the same time.
Admission Procedure
Categories of Admission
Applying for Admission
There are four categories of admission to graduate studies
To apply for graduate studies, contact the
at Colorado School of Mines: regular, provisional, special,
and nondegree.
Graduate School
Colorado School of Mines
Regular Degree Students:
1500 Illinois Street
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as
Golden, Colorado 80401-1869
determined by the program to which they have applied are
for the admission packet, or apply electronically on the
admitted as regular graduate students.
World Wide Web. Our Web address is
Provisional Degree Students:
http://www.mines.edu/admiss/grad
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular
degree program directly may be admitted as provisional
Follow the procedure outlined below.
degree students for a trial period not longer than 12 months.
1. Application: Either send for an application form or
During this period students must demonstrate their ability
find one online at www.mines.edu/admiss/grad. In the paper
to work for an advanced degree. After the first semester, the
packet or on the Web you will find the application and
student may request that the department review his or her
instructions on how and when to apply. Suggested admis-
progress and make a decision concerning full degree status.
sion deadlines are fall semester, December 1; spring
With department approval, the credits earned under the
semester, August 1.
provisional status can be applied towards the advanced
2. Transcripts: Send to the Graduate School two official
degree.
transcripts from each school previously attended. The
Special Graduate Students:
transcripts may accompany the application or may be sent
Applicants who wish to study as non-degree students
directly by the institution attended. International students’
for one or two semesters may apply for Special Graduate
transcripts must be in English or have an official English
status. Special Graduate student status is available to a
translation attached.
limited number of applicants from abroad. All such students
3. Letters of Recommendation: For the M.S. and Ph.D.
who attend class or audit courses at Colorado School of
programs, ask three people who know your personal
Mines must register and pay the appropriate nonresident
qualities and scholastic or professional abilities to mail a
tuition and fees for the credits taken.
letter of recommendation directly to the Graduate School. At
Nondegree Students:
least two of the letters should be from people acquainted
Practicing professionals may wish to update their
with the scholastic abilities of the applicant. The number of
professional knowledge or broaden their areas of competence
letters of recommendation varies by program; applicants
without committing themselves to a degree program. They
should see the application packet for specific instructions.
may enroll for regular courses as nondegree students.
4. Graduate Record Examination: Most departments
Inquiries and applications should be made to Professional
require the General test of the Graduate Record Examination
Outreach, Office of Special Programs and Continuing
for applicants seeking admission to their programs. Refer to
Education, CSM, Golden, CO 80401-0028. Phone: 303-273-
the section Graduate Degree Programs and Courses by
3493; FAX 303-273-3314. A person admitted as a nondegree
Department or the Graduate School application packet to
student who subsequently decides to pursue a regular degree
find out if you must take the GRE examination. For
program must apply and gain admission to the Graduate
information about the test, write to Graduate Record
School. Credits earned as a nondegree student may be
Examinations, Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000,
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000, or visit online at www.gre.org.
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5. English Language Requirement: Students whose native
Application Review Process
language is not English must score at least 550 on the
When the application materials are received by Graduate
TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admissions, they are processed and sent to the desired
or 213 on the computer-based examination and have the
program for review. The program transmits its recommenda-
results sent to the Graduate School. Contact local American
tions for admission back to the Graduate Dean, who notifies
embassies or write to TOEFL Services, P.O. Box 6151,
the applicant.
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA, (Telephone 609-771-7100)
for information about the TOEFL examination. You may
Health Record and Additional Steps
also visit online at www.toefl.org. If a TOEFL exam score
When they first enroll at CSM, all students must
indicates that the applicant will be handicapped academi-
complete the student health record form which is sent to
cally, as a condition for admission the applicant may be
them when they are accepted for enrollment. Students must
required to enroll in the INTERLINK Language program at
submit the student health record, including health history,
CSM until the required proficiency is achieved.
medical examination, and record of immunization, in order to
The INTERLINK Language program offers intensive
complete registration.
English language instruction and skills development for
Questions can be addressed to the Coulter Student
academic success. See the detailed description of
Health Center, 1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869.
INTERLINK on page 15 of this catalog.
The Health Center telephone numbers are 303-273-3381 and
6. Additional instructions for admission to graduate
303-279-3155.
school specific to individual departments are contained in
International Students
the application for admission.
Qualifying international students (see Admission
Financial Assistance
Requirements above) apply for graduate study by following
To apply for financial assistance, complete the Financial
steps one through six listed in this section.
Assistance section of the graduate application.
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Graduate Bulletin
2001-2002
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Student Life at CSM
Housing
Off-Campus Rooms and Apartments
CSM currently has two student housing complexes:
Golden has a number of apartment and condominium
Prospector Village and Mines Park.
complexes, and some students live in rooms in private
homes. CSM has no part in contractual obligations between
Prospector Village
students and private landlords.
The Prospector Village complex on the west edge of the
campus has 69 two-bedroom apartment units. All units have
A publication called The Off-Campus Housing Informa-
two levels, with the bedrooms and bathroom on the upper
tion (OCHI), produced by the CSM housing office, has lists,
level and a kitchen and living area on the lower level.
numbers, and general information about off-campus housing.
Residents of the complex must be enrolled for at least 10
Students can call 303-273-3827 or write to OCHI to get a
credit hours or 6 thesis hours both fall and spring, either be
copy of the list.
married, or have custody of their children at least 50% of the
OCHI
time.
CSM Student Life Office
Monthly rents for Prospector Village units are
Golden, Colorado 80401
$560.00 for a 2-bedroom unit.
Student Services
Mines Park
Ben H. Parker Student Center
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has a dining hall,
the 6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres
meeting rooms, offices for student activities, a bookstore, a
owned by CSM. Construction completed in 1998 offers 1 &
game room, and the Integral Club lounge and snack bar.
2 bedroom units in family housing and 1, 2, & 3 bedroom
Several dining hall meal plans for the cafeteria are available
units in other areas. Principle residents must be full time
for all students.
students.
The Student Center remodeling and addition was
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwash-
completed February 1996. The new addition houses more
ers, cable television and campus phone hook-ups, and T-1
meeting rooms, a food court, and an outdoor recreation
connections to the campus network system. There is a
department.
community center which contains the laundry facility and
recreational/study space.
Office for Student Development and Academic
Services
Rates are as follows:
Counseling: The SDAS Office, located in the Student
Family Housing
Center, offers personal and career counseling, a 300-volume
1 bedroom
$556/mo
resource library, skills development, and wellness-related
2 bedroom
$635/mo
materials. Students can find individual help and group
Apartment Housing
presentations, presented by professional counselors on
topics such as stress management, relaxation, assertiveness,
1 bedroom
$556/mo
time management, and alcohol/drug education.
2 bedroom
$746/mo
Academic Services: Individual sessions for graduate
3 bedroom
$993/mo
students are available through SDAS. Topics include
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
effective studying and preparation for qualifying or
please contact the housing office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
comprehensive exams, memory skills, rapid reading of
them in the Ben Parker Student Center.
technical material, and learning styles. Graduate students are
Campus Residence Halls
welcome to avail themselves of other services offered by
Four residence halls located on campus have the
SDAS, such as free tutoring or weekly workshops in
traditional double rooms and common bathrooms, and our
introductory calculus, chemistry, or physics.
fifth Residence Hall, Weaver Towers, has suites for seven to
International Student Services
eight people with two private bathrooms and a common
The International Student Office advises international
living room.
students, coordinates the Host Family Program, and holds
Residence hall rooms are rented by academic year; costs
orientation programs for new foreign students at the
range from $2,845 for a traditional double room to $3,822
beginning of each semester. The international student advisor
for a single in Weaver Towers. All students in residence halls
processes student visas and work permits.
must also choose a dining hall meal plan. Meal plans range
For more information, call the International Student
from $2,437 to $2,656 per year.
Services office at 303-273-3210 or FAX 303-273-3099.
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Identification Cards
NOTE: The Coulter Student Health Center fee and
Identification cards are made in the Student Activities
required health insurance are two separate programs.
Office in the Parker Student Center, and all new students
Motor Vehicles, Parking
must have an identification card made as soon as possible
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
after they enroll. Students must have a valid ID to check
campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois Street,
material out of the CSM Library and may need it to attend
and must display the CSM permit. Vehicles must be
various CSM activities.
registered at the beginning of each semester or within 10
Each semester the Student Activities Office issues
days of bringing the vehicle onto campus, and updated
validation stickers for student ID’s, and students can replace
whenever you change your address.
lost, stolen, or damaged identification cards for a small fee.
Career Center
Student Health Center
The Career Center helps graduate students look for
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm,
engineering-related employment. Each year industry and
provides primary health care to CSM students and their
government representatives visit the campus to interview
spouses. Students pay a $45 fee each semester which
students and explain employment opportunities. Fall is the
entitles them to unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as
major recruiting season for both summer and permanent
well as limited prescription and over-the-counter medica-
positions, but interviews take place in the spring as well. In
tions. Spouses of enrolled students may also pay the fee and
order to interview, students must register with the Career
receive the same services. The health center also provides
Center by submitting copies of a résumé and completing a
dental services, wellness education, immunizations, allergy
registration and permission form.
shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information
A ‘Career Manual’ is available to help in résumé writing,
regarding a wide range of health concerns. Staff members are
interviewing, and off-campus job searches, and students can
also available to provide health-promotion events for
get individual critiques of résumés and letters and job search
students groups and residence hall program.
advice. Directories and other search materials from the
The Student Health Center is open Monday through
Career Center library can be checked out, many workshops
Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN’s through-
are offered throughout the year on job search topics, and
out the day. Physician’s coverage is provided by family
video-taped practice interviews are available.
practice physicians who are on site for two hours daily and
Each fall the Career Center sponsors a Career Day to let
on-call at all times. Dental services are also provided on a
students explore career options with exhibiting employers.
scheduled basis. To be eligible for care, students must be
enrolled currently; have paid the Health Center fee if they
Information on full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP
are part time and have a completed Health History Form on
jobs is posted in the Career Center as well as on bulletin
file at the Health Center.
boards around campus. Registered students are often
referred directly to employers. For information phone: 303-
Supervised by Vice President and Dean of Student Life.
273-3235.
Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
Oredigger Student Newspaper
Mandatory Health Insurance
The Oredigger student newspaper, published on a regular
Colorado School of Mines requires health insurance as a
basis during the school year, contains news, features, sports,
condition of enrollment for all CSM students, regardless of
letters, and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
full-time or part-time status. For students without health
Golden community.
insurance coverage, the School offers an insurance plan.
Additional coverage for spouses and children is also
Veterans’ Benefits
available.
The Registrar’s Office offers veterans counseling services
for students attending the School and using educational
All international students are, however, required to enroll
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
in the CSM Plan, regardless of the existence of their own
personal health coverage. There are two exceptions to this
Student Activities
requirement: (1) the international student has an insurance
Student government committees, professional societies,
policy approved by the CSM International Student Office;
living group organizations, special events, honor societies,
or (2) the international student is receiving benefits for a
and interest group organizations add a balance to the CSM
health insurance claim that would otherwise be pre-existing
community and offer participants the chance to develop
under the CSM Plan. Additional coverage for spouses and
leadership and management skills. The Student Activities
children is also available.
office can give you an up-to-date list of recognized campus
organizations and more information about them.
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Student Government
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
and is recognized by CSM and the National Association of
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
Graduate-Professional Students (NSGPS). GSA’s primary
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
goal is to improve the quality of a graduate education, offer
Engineer Days are held each spring. The three-day affair
academic support for graduate students, and provide social
is organized entirely by students. Contests are held in
interaction.
drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics, and
GSA takes an active role in university affairs and
softball, to name a few. Additional events include a fireworks
promotes the rights and responsibilities of graduate
display, an E-Day concert, and the traditional orecart push.
students. GSA also serves to develop university responsibil-
GSA Fall and Spring Blowout: GSA sponsors parties
ity to non-academic concerns of graduate students. GSA is
twice a year for graduate students. Held in the late spring
funded through and works with Associated Students of the
and early fall at local parks, they let graduate students take a
Colorado School of Mines and is presently represented on
break from studying.
the Faculty Senate Graduate Council and Associated
Students of CSM. Phone: 303-273-3094.
Honor Societies
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of
of their members in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Mines works to advance the interest and promote the
Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
welfare of CSM and of all students, and to foster and
achievements by our students. The Colorado School of
maintain harmony among those connected with or interested
Mines honor societies, and their representative areas, are as
in the school, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees,
follows:
and friends.
Alpha Phi Omega
Service
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
Alpha Sigma Mu
Metals
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students with
its organizations, publications, and social events.
Blue Key
Service, Scholarship, Activities
Kappa Kappa Psi
Band
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves the ASCSM
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Mathematics
as the campus special events board. Most student events on
campus are planned by the MAC committees. Committees
National Society of Pershing Rifles
Military Science
are the Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) committee, which
Order of Omega
Greek Scholarship
brings comedians and other performers to campus on most
Pi Epsilon Tau
Petroleum Engineering
Fridays in the academic year; the Special Events committee,
Sigma Pi Sigma
Physics
which coordinates events like the annual Back-to-School
Tau Beta Pi
Engineering
Bash, Discount Sport Nights at professional sporting
Interest Organizations
events, and one-time specialty entertainment; the E-Days
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
committee; and the Homecoming committee.
of the CSM student body by providing specific co-curricular
Special Events
activities. These organizations are:
Research Fair: GSA presently co-sponsors a graduate
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
paper competition with Sigma XI during CSM’s spring
Band
semester Engineering Days (E-Days). The fair is designed to
Campus Crusade for Christ
give graduate students the opportunity to make a presenta-
College Republicans
tion in a professional conference setting about research they
have been working on. At the conclusion of the event, cash
Chorus
prizes are awarded to graduate students whose papers
CSM Ambassadors
exhibit outstanding contributions to their areas of study.
Earthworks
International Day is planned and conducted by the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
International Student Organization. It includes exhibits and
Hawaii Club
programs designed to further the cause of understanding
Math Club
among the countries of the world. The international dinner,
Mines Little Theatre
including entertainment and samples of foods from countries
Non-Traditional Students
all over the world, is one of the top campus social events of
Students for Creative Anachronism
the year.
Young Democrats
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
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International & Minority Organizations
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
International and minority organizations provide the
American Welding Society
opportunity to experience different cultures while at Mines
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
and help the students from those cultures adjust to Mines
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
campus life. These organizations include
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Afro-Caribbean Students Union
International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA)
Chinese Student Association
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
International Student Organization (ISO)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Japanese Student Association (JSA)
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Taiwanese Student Association
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
American Indians in Science & Engineering (AISES)
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Society of Graduate Geophysics Students (SGGS)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Hispanic Professional Engineers & Scientists (SHPES)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
Professional Societies
Recreational Organizations
Professional societies are generally student chapters of
Recreational organizations give students with similar
the national professional societies. As student chapters, the
recreational interests the chance to participate as a group in
professional societies offer a chance for additional profes-
the activities. Most of the recreational organizations
sional development outside the classroom through guest
compete on both the local and regional levels at tournaments
speakers, trips, and interactive discussions about the current
during the school year. These clubs are:
activities in the profession. Many of the organizations also
Billiards Club
offer internships, fellowships, and scholarships. The
Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
Caving Club
Cheerleading
American Asssociation of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Kayak Club
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Racquetball Club
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Rugby Club
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Shooting Club
Engineers (AIME)
Ski Club/Team
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
Men’s Volleyball
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Women’s Soccer
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
BMOC (Big Men on Campus)
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
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2001-2002
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Facilities and Academic Support
Arthur Lakes Library
Unix systems which are available 24 hours per day except
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
for occasional maintenance.
engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
Workrooms in the Computing Center contain networked
associated engineering and science fields. The library
PCs and workstations. Also available are printers, scanners,
provides educational and research resources to support and
and digitizers. Aacademic departments which support
enhance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
specialized applications manage access to computer labs in
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
their buildings. The Arthur Lakes Library has a computer
of the CSM community and providing access to information
cluster on the main floor of the building. Network access is
for library users.
also provided in residence halls and Mines Park for students
The library collections include more than 500,000
who bring their own computers to campus and modem pools
volumes; approximately 1800 serial titles; over 188,000
provide access to the network for off-campus residents.
maps; archival materials on western mining history and
It is important for all users of the Colorado School of
mineral fields; and several special collections. The library is a
Mines computing resources to observe the CSM Policies for
selective U.S. and Colorado state depository with over
Resource Usage (available on the web page or at the Front
600,000 government publications, including selected NTIS
Desk) and all legal and ethical guidelines for use of those
publications.
services.
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst, the
Copy Center
on-line public access catalog and a computerized circulation
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
system. Students and faculty also have access to nearly all
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
of the library’s electronic resources from any computer on
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized
the campus network, including those in networked CSM
originals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and
residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet access is also
Velo Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and
available from on and off-campus. The library’s web page at
enlargement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have
http://www.mines.edu/library/ has more information and
a variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
links to the electronic resources.
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available to
Reference resources include specialized printed indexes
students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
and several hundred electronic databases. Reference
extension is 3202.
librarians provide instruction and personal help as needed,
conduct library research sessions for classes, and provide e-
CSM Alumni Association
mail and telephone reference service and computer-aided
(CSMAA) The Mines Alumni Association has served the
research services.
Colorado School of Mines and its alumni since 1895.
Services and benefits of membership include:
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
CSM library and other associated Colorado libraries,
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
interlibrary loan service provides for efficient use of
alumni news; an annual directory of all Mines alumni;
materials from regional and world-wide libraries.
section activities providing a connection to the campus and
other Mines alumni around the world for both social and
Computing and Networking
networking purposes; connections to Mines through
The Computing Center, which is housed on the second
invitations to local and annual alumni meetings, reunions,
floor of the Green Center, provides computing and network-
golf tournaments and other special events; awards, including
ing services to meet instructional and research needs and to
the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be nomi-
support the academic mission of the Colorado School of
nated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado
Mines. Computer accounts and services are available to
residents; and e-mail forwarding services.
registered students and current faculty members and staff.
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
Information about services including activation of new
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
accounts and the hours during which the Computing Center
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/
is open is available in a brochure which may be picked up at
graduate students; assistance and support of School events
the Front Desk in Room 231 (303-273-3431) and on the
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
Computing Center’s web page at http://www.mines.edu-
recruiting; and programs enabling alumni input in school
Academic/computer/. Problem reports can be made at the
programming.
Front Desk or emailed to support@mines.edu.
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
The campus network provides access to campus
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
computing resources and to the Internet, including email and
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
the World Wide Web. Centrally managed resources include
CO 80402-1410.
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Environmental Health and Safety
LAIS Writing Center
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
The LAIS Writing Center, located in Stratton Hall
is located in Chauvenet Hall. Five full-time employees in the
(phone: 303 273-3085), is a teaching facility providing all
EHS Department provide a wide variety of services to
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
students, staff and faculty members. Functions of the EHS
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
Department include: hazardous waste collection and
faculty are experienced technical writers and professional
disposal; chemical procurement and distribution; assessment
writing instructors. The Center assists students with
of air and water quality; fire safety; general industrial safety;
everything from course assignments to scholarship and job
industrial hygiene; health physics; and recycling. The staff
applications. This service is free to CSM students, faculty,
of the EHS Department is ready to respond to requests for
and staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online
information and services from parents and students. Please
resources.
call 303 273-3316.
Office of International Programs
Green Center
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
Affairs.
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
The office works with the departments and divisions of
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
the School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
opportunities for CSM undergraduates and serve as an
expected.
informational and advising resource for them; (2) assist in
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
attracting new international students to CSM; (3) serve as an
stage. Approximately 700 persons can be accommodated at
information resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
community, promoting faculty exchanges and the pursuit of
arranged for up to 550 people.
collaborative international research activities; (4) foster
international outreach and technology transfer programs; (5)
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
facilitate arrangements for official international visitors to
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual
CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the internationaliza-
equipment. In addition, the Green Center houses the
tion of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
modern Computing Center and the Department of Geophys-
ics.
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
information about study abroad and other international
INTERLINK Language Center
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121.
The INTERLINK Language program at CSM combines
Office of Technology Transfer
intensive English language instruction with training in skills
necessary for successful academic and social life at an
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer
American engineering university. Designed to address the
(OTT) is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity
special linguistic needs of science and technology students,
by faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
its curriculum focuses on reading, writing, grammar,
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
listening, conversation, pronunciation, and study skills.
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
Instruction is offered in nine-week sessions at five levels of
to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and the office
proficiency. At the successful completion of the fifth level, a
works closely with the School’s Office of Legal Services to
qualified student can understand, take notes on academic
coordinate activities. The responsibilities of OTT include
lectures, make oral presentations, read scholarly books and
providing training for faculty and students on identification
journals, conduct library research, and write essays and
and protection of potentially valuable ideas.
research papers.
Office of Women in Science,
The program is open to adults who have completed
Engineering and Mathematics
secondary school in good standing (grade point average of
(WISEM)
C+ or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
expenses. For further information write INTERLINK
The WISEM office is located in 324 Guggenheim Hall.
Language Center at
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
women in science and engineering careers, to increase
Colorado School of Mines,
retention of women at CSM, and to promote equity and
1500 Illinois Street,
diversity in higher education. The office sponsors programs
Golden, CO 80401
and services for the CSM community regarding gender and
Call 303-273-3516 or FAX 303-273-3529.
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equity issues. For further information, contact: Debra K.
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in
Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering
developing and implementing training programs for faculty,
and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois,
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre-
Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097;
and post-award support for individual researchers, at all
dlasich@mines.edu or www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/
levels, junior through senior, group and interdisciplinary
wisem
research entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides
information to, and encourages collaboration with external
Public Affairs
sponsors, including industry, state and federal governments,
The Office of Public Affairs produces a number of
other academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
campus publications, including:
As part of this role, ORD also provides start-up support
Mines, a quarterly magazine featuring campus and alumni
and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
news. This magazine is published jointly by CSM and
the CSM Alumni Association.
Research Services
Update, a research newsletter published twice each
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
semester and once during the summer
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant
Undergraduate and graduate bulletins, published each
administration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out of
summer
expired agreements.
Midyear and spring commencement programs
Academic Calendar, published on the Web
Special Programs and Continuing
In the Mines Tradition, a pocket guide to the campus,
Education (SPACE)
published each fall
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special
Campus in Brief, a weekly email newsletter for faculty
programs, and professional outreach programs to practicing
and staff.
engineers and other working professionals. Short courses,
To ensure quality and consistency, all publications
offered both on the CSM campus and throughout the US,
produced on campus are required to adhere to official
provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are
campus publications guidelines, which can be found on the
taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
Public Affairs Web pages at www.mines.edu/All_about/
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of program-
public. The guidelines contain a list of vendors that
ming for K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher
departments may use for publications services, such as
Enhancement Program, the Denver Earth Science Project, the
writing, editing, design, photography, production, printing
National Science Academy, and Summer Investigations for
and distribution.
Middle/High Schoolers. The Office also coordinates
Also included on the Public Affairs Web pages are the
educational programs for international corporations and
Experts Database and official CSM press releases.
governments through the International Institute for Profes-
sional Advancement and hosts the Mine Safety and Health
In other areas, the Office of Public Affairs plans special
Training Program. The SPACE Office also offers a variety of
events for the campus and maintains media and community
web-based distance delivery courses for off-campus
relations. The CSM president has delegated to Public Affairs
audiences through Mines On-line. A separate bulletin lists
the responsibility of speaking for the institution in the day-
the educational programs offered by the SPACE Office,
to-day conduct of business.
CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303
Through committee participation, Public Affairs staff
273-3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
members provide expertise to the campus in the areas of the
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
World Wide Web site, student publications, and emergency
Telecommunications Center
response and crisis communications.
The Telecommunications Center is located at the west
For more information, call 303-273-3326.
end of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone
Research Development
and voicemail services to the campus, residence halls, Sigma
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
Nu house, and the Mines Park housing areas. The Telecom-
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
munications Center also maintains a CSM Campus
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research
Directory in conjunction with the Information Services
experience and expertise to reflect the continually changing
department available anytime to faculty, staff, and students
internal and external environment in which we live and work.
on the Web at http://talus.mines.edu/directory .
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the
housing rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The
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Telecommunications Center provides maintenance for
available at the Telecommunications Center or through the
telephone lines and services.
Web at http://csmis5.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/
Voicemail service is provided as an optional service by
LongDistanceRates.html . Accounts are issued at the
subscription. The fee is $22.50 per semester, and subscrip-
beginning of the fall semester, or by request at any time.
tion cards are available in the Housing Office, the Telecom-
Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the student
munications Office, or the Web: http://csmis5.mines.edu/
accounts by the fifth of each month for calls made the prior
telecomm/Students/Voicemailsignup.html . The voicemail fee
month, and invoices are mailed directly to students at their
is nonrefundable, except in the case of departure from the
campus address. Questions and requests for information for
campus (refunded at a decreased, monthly prorated rate).
the above services should be directed to the Telecommunica-
tions Center (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and just say
The Telecommunications Center provides long distance
Telecommunications Center, or via the web at http://
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, and Mines
csmis5.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/students.html .
Park housing areas through individual account codes. Long
distance rates for domestic calling are 0.10 per minute 24
Graduate School Bulletin
hours a day, seven days a week. International rates are
It is the responsibility of the graduate student to become
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Registration and Tuition Classification
General Registration Requirements
1. For M.S./M.E. students, completion of 36 hours of
To remain in good standing, non-thesis students must
course and research credits combined
register continuously for a minimum of 3 hours of course
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of course
credit each fall and spring semester. Students enrolled in
and research credits combined, including satisfying minor
non-thesis programs may not register for more than 12
requirements
credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Summer
3. For all students, having approved Admission to
registration is not required for non-thesis students to remain
Candidacy forms on file in the Graduate Office.
in good standing.
While fulflling this requirement, students will register
Thesis-based students register for the following
for thesis credit under course numbers 700 (M.E.), 701
components to satisfy the requirements for their degrees:
(M.S.) or 703 (Ph.D.) as appropriate. Faculty will assign
course credit hours, research credit hours and thesis credit
thesis grades indicating satisfactory or unsatisfactory
hours. During the fall and spring semesters, thesis-based
progress based on their evaluation of the students’ work.
students must register continuously for a minimum of 4
credit hours each semester. Students may not register for
Graduation Requirements
more than 12 credit hours during these semesters, unless
Graduate students must be validly registered during the
they are registered for course credit only. Students who
term in which they complete their program. Students must
continue to work on degree programs and utilize CSM
complete all graduate degree requirements before the last
facilities during the summer must register for a minimum of
day of registration for the semester to avoid having to
3 credit hours during the summer. Students may not register
register for that particular semester. Students registered for
for more than 12 credit hours during the first field term and
the spring semester must complete all requirements before
summer school combined. Students registered during the
the last day of registration for the summer session or they
summer must pay full summer fees.
will be required to register for either the summer or the
Students who qualify for thesis registration as described
following fall semester.
below must register continuously for 4 hours of thesis credit
Full-time Status - Required Course
during each of the fall and spring semesters and 2 hours of
thesis credit during each of the first field term and the
Load
summer school.
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring
semesters, students must register for 10 or more hours of
Students supported by CSM funds (Graduate Assistant-
course, research and thesis credit combined. However,
ships, fellowships or other) must be registered as full-time
international students need only register for 6 credit hours
students as defined below.
per semester during their first year, if they are required to
Research Registration
take special language instruction or are accepted in
In addition to completing prescribed course work and
Provisional Status. In the event a student has completed his
defending a thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs
or her required course work and research credits (36 hours
must complete a research or engineering design experience
for master’s students and 72 hours for doctoral students)
under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor.
and has an approved Admission to Candidacy form on file
Master’s students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of
in the Graduate Office, the student will be deemed full-time
research credit, and doctoral students must complete a
if he or she is registered for at least 4 credit hours of thesis
minimum of 24 hours of research credit after they are
credit.
accepted into the Ph.D. program. While completing this
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester,
experience, students will register for research credit under
students must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as
appropriate. Faculty will assign grades indicating satisfac-
Late Registration Fee
tory or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of
Students must complete their registration by the date
the students’ work.
specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to
complete their registration during this time will be assessed
Eligibility for Thesis Registration
a $100 late registration fee and will not receive any tuition
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who
fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
have completed the minimum course and research require-
ments for their degree will be eligible to register for thesis
Leave of Absence
credit and will be considered to be pursuing their graduate
Leaves of absence will be granted only when unantici-
program full time at a reduced registration level. In order to
pated circumstances make it temporarily impossible for
be considered to have completed the minimum course and
students to continue to work toward a degree. Any request
research requirements, students must satisfy the following
for a leave of absence must have the prior approval of the
requirements:
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student’s faculty advisor, the department head or division
(Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because
director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The request for
Colorado residency status is governed solely by Colorado
a leave of absence must be in writing and must include (1)
law, that fact that a student might not qualify for in-state
the reasons why the student must interrupt his or her studies
status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
and (2) a plan (including a timeline and deadlines) for
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the
resuming and completing the work toward the degree in a
burden of proof on the student to provide clear and
timely fashion.
convincing evidence of eligibility.
Students on leaves of absence will remain in good
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in
standing even though they are not registered for any course,
Colorado for the year immediately preceding the beginning
research or thesis credits. However, time spent on a leave of
of the semester in which in-state status is sought. “Domi-
absence will count toward any time limitations for complet-
cile” is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and
ing degrees.
place of habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for
Thesis-based students may not do any work related to
in-state status if at least one parent (or his or her court-
their thesis and may not discuss their thesis with their
appointed guardian) has been domiciled in Colorado for at
faculty advisor while on a leave of absence.
least one year. If neither of the student’s parents are
domiciliaries of Colorado, the student must be a qualified
Students who wish to return to graduate school after an
person to begin the one-year domiciliary period. A
unauthorized leave of absence must apply for readmission
“qualified person” is someone who is at least twenty-two
and pay a $200 readmission fee.
years old, married, or emancipated. A student may prove
Reciprocal Registration
emancipation if: (1) the student’s parents have entirely
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State
surrendered the right to the student’s custody and earnings;
Supported Institutions in Northern Colorado, CSM graduate
(2) the student’s parents are no longer under any duty to
students who are paying full-time tuition may take courses
financially support the student; and (3) the student’s parents
at Colorado State University, University of Northern
have made no provision for the continuing support of the
Colorado, and University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver,
student.
Colorado Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no
To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified
charge by completing the request form and meeting the
person must be living in Colorado with the present intention
required conditions on registration and tuition, course load,
to reside permanently in Colorado. Although none of the
and course and space availability. Request forms are
following indicia are determinative, voter registration,
available from the Registrar’s office.
driver’s license, vehicle registration, state income tax
filings, real property interests, and permanent employment
In-State Tuition Classification Status
(or acceptance of future employment) in Colorado will be
General Information
considered in determining whether a student has the
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of
requisite intention to permanently reside in Colorado. Once
tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal
a student’s legal residence has been permanently established
residence, is in Colorado. Each CSM student is classified as
in Colorado, he or she may continue to be classified as a
either an “in-state resident” or a “non-resident” at the time
resident student so long as such residence is maintained,
of matriculation. These classifications, which are governed
even though circumstances may require extended temporary
by Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by
absences from Colorado.
each student on his or her application for admission to
CSM. A student who willfully furnishes incorrect informa-
For more information about the requirements for
tion to CSM to evade payment of non-resident tuition shall
establishing in-state residency, please contact the Registrar’s
be subject to serious disciplinary action.
Office.
It is in the interest of each graduate student who is a U.S.
Petitioning for In-State Tuition Classification
citizen and who is supported on a Research Assistant or
A continuing, non-resident student who believes that he
Teaching Assistant contract to become a legal resident of
or she has become eligible for in-state resident tuition due to
Colorado at the earliest opportunity. Typically, tuition at the
events that have occurred subsequent to his or her initial
non-resident rate will be paid by CSM for these students
enrollment may file a Petition for In-State Tuition Classifi-
during their first year of study only. After the first year of
cation with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is due in
study, these students may be responsible for paying the
the Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the
difference between resident and non-resident tuition.
semester for which the student is requesting in-state resident
status. Upon receipt of the petition, the Registrar will
Requirements for Establishing In-State Residency
initially decide whether the student should be granted in-
The specific requirements for establishing residency for
state residency status. The Registrar’s decision may be
tuition classification purposes are prescribed by state law
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appealed by petition to the Tuition Classification Review
regular semester, the first four school days of a six-week
Committee.For more information about this process, please
field course, or the first six school days of an eight-week
contact the Registrar’s Office.
summer term.
In-State Tuition Classification for WICHE Program
After the 11th day of classes through the 10th week,
Participants
continuing students may drop any course for any reason
WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher
with a grade of W. Graduate students in their first semester
Education, promotes the sharing of higher education
at CSM have through the 14th week of that semester to drop
resources among the participating western states. Under this
a course. A student must process a form and pay a $4.00 fee
program, residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
for any change in class schedule after the first 11 days of
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming who are
withdrawal from school. Forms are available in the
enrolled in qualifying graduate programs may be eligible for
Registrar’s Office.
in-state tuition classification. Current qualifying programs
After the 10th (or 14th) week, no drops are permitted
include:
except in cases of withdrawal from school or for extenuating
Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)
circumstances upon approval by the Registrar. Unsatisfac-
Chemistry (M.S.)
tory academic performance does not constitute an extenuat-
Engineering Systems (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
ing circumstance. Students receive a grade of F in courses
which are dropped after the deadline without approval.
Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Auditing Courses
Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
As part of the maximum of 12 semester hours of
Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
graduate work, students may enroll for no credit (NC) in a
Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
course with the permission of the instructor. Tuition charges
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more
are the same for no credit as for credit enrollment.
information about WICHE.
Students must enroll for no credit before the last day of
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is
Dropping and Adding Courses
available in the Registrar’s Office. Grades of NC are
Students may drop or add courses through web registra-
awarded only if all conditions stipulated by course instruc-
tion without paying a fee during the first 11 school days of a
tors are met.
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General Regulations
informed and to observe all regulations and procedures
This policy informs CSM students of community
required by the program the student is pursuing. Ignorance
standards and potential consequences(the legal sanctions) for
of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving that rule. All
using alcohol or drugs illegally.
exceptions to the policies stated in the CSM Graduate
Bulletin must be approved by the Graduate Dean. The
Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons
Graduate Bulletin current when a graduate student first
Covered in this policy are the general ban on campus of
enrolls gives the requirements the student must meet to
firearms, explosives, and other weapons, exceptions to the
graduate. However, a student can change to the requirements
ban, and the firearm storage procedures.
in a later catalog published while the student is enrolled in
Distribution of Literature
the graduate school.
Given in this policy are the restrictions on distributing
Curriculum Changes
(including the selling of) literature, newspapers, and
magazines on school property; the limit on distributing
The CSM Board of Trustees reserves the right to change
advertising or commercial material (for example, handbills);
any course of study or any part of the curriculum to
the requirements for soliciting and vending on school
respond to educational and scientific developments. No
property; and the right to picket or demonstrate on campus.
statement in this Bulletin or in the registration of any
student shall be considered as a contract between Colorado
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
School of Mines and the student.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in
General Policies of Student Conduct
Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
In addition to the Dismissal Policy and the Academic
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a
Dishonesty Policy described in detail in this section of the
graduate degree shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the
Graduate Bulletin, the Colorado School of Mines has a
following conditions occur:
number of policies which govern student behavior on
x Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of
campus. Following is a list of those important policies with
3.0 or greater in graduate coursework;
a brief definition or description of each. Copies of the
x Receipt of an “In-Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade for
complete text describing each policy are available from the
research or thesis credits; or
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
x Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” recommenda-
Code of Conduct
tion from: (1) the head or director of the student’s
This policy proscribes student personal behavior, the
home department or division, (2) the student’s thesis
reasons for dismissal or suspension from school, and student
committee, or (3) a departmental committee charged
disciplinary action.
with the responsibility of monitoring the student’s
Academic Integrity
progress.
This policy defines academic integrity and academic
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a
dishonesty, and explains student responsibilities and what is
graduate student shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate
expected of them.
Studies in a timely manner. Students making unsatisfactory
Campus Security
progress by any of the measures listed above shall be placed
This policy is intended to improve security and reduce
on academic probation upon the first occurrence of such
crime on campus. It includes the publishing of campus crime
indication. Upon the second occurrence of an unsatisfactory
statistics and procedures for reporting crimes.
progress indication, the Dean shall notify the student that he
or she is subject to discretionary dismissal according to the
Alcohol Use
procedure outlined below.
This policy conforms to state and local laws on alcohol
use, distribution, and consumption. The text restates the
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal Procedures
legal drinking age, designates campus locations for consum-
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of
ing alcoholic beverages, explains procedures for planning
an initial indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the
student events at which alcohol is served, and gives the
Dean of Graduate Studies shall notify the student of his or
penalties for violating the policy.
her probationary status in a timely manner.
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal as a
Drug Use
Recognizing the threat to health and welfare from the use
result of a second indication of unsatisfactory academic
of illegal drugs. this policy requires CSM students to obey
progress, the Dean shall notify the student and invite him or
all Colorado and Federal laws concerning the manufacture,
her to submit a remedial plan, including performance
possession, sale, and use of drugs.
milestones and deadlines, to correct the deficiencies that
caused or contributed to the student’s unsatisfactory
Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
academic progress. The remedial plan, which must be
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approved by the student’s faculty advisor and endorsed by
The authority to render a final decision regarding all
the department head or division director, shall be submitted
graduate student appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the
to the Dean no later than 21 days from the date upon which
Dean of Graduate Studies.
the student received official notification from the Dean
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin Provisions
regarding his or her discretionary dismissal status. If the
The provisions of this section of the CSM Graduate
Dean concludes that the remedial plan is likely to lead to
Bulletin shall govern the resolution of any conflict or
successful completion of all degree requirements within an
inconsistency that may be found to exist between this
acceptable time frame, the Dean may halt the discretionary
section and any other provision of the Bulletin.
dismissal process and allow the student to continue working
toward his or her degree. If the Dean concludes that the
Academic Dishonesty Policy
remedial plan is inadequate, or that it is unlikely to lead to
Academic Dishonesty:
successful completion of all degree requirements within an
Academic dishonesty means to engage in cheating or
acceptable time frame, the Dean shall notify the student of
fraudulent behavior during an academic endeavor at the
his or her dismissal and inform the student of his or her right
Colorado School of Mines. Academic dishonesty includes,
to appeal the dismissal as outlined below.
but is not limited to, the following conduct: (1) submission
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Resulting
of research or writing done by another as one’s own, i.e.,
in Mandatory Dismissal
plagiarism; (2) falsification of research results; and (3) giving,
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the
requesting, or utilizing improper assistance on an examina-
following measures shall result in immediate, mandatory
tion.
dismissal of a graduate student: (1) failure to pass the
Initial Determination:
comprehensive examination after two attempts; (2) failure to
Issues regarding plagiarism or falsification of research
successfully defend the thesis after two attempts; (3) failure
results shall be determined within a reasonable time by a
by a student subject to discretionary dismissal to submit a
majority vote of the graduate student’s committee. Issues
remedial plan on or before expiration of the applicable
regarding cheating on examinations shall be determined
deadline; or (4) failure by a student subject to discretionary
within a reasonable time by the department head, division
dismissal to achieve a performance milestone or meet a
director, or program director of the affected department,
deadline contained in his or her remedial plan. The Dean of
division, or program. Individuals charged with decision
Graduate Studies shall be notified promptly of any situation
making authority hereunder shall discuss the charges with all
that may subject a student to mandatory dismissal. In this
relevant witnesses and review all relevant documents, as
event, the Dean shall notify the student of his or her
appropriate, prior to rendering any decision.
dismissal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal
the dismissal as outlined below.
Appeal Procedure:
All appeals hereunder shall be filed with the Dean of
Appeal Procedures
Graduate Studies and Research. In order to be considered, an
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be
appeal hereunder must be: (1) in writing; (2) contain a
appealed by a graduate student pursuant to this procedure.
specific description of the matter being appealed; and (3) be
To trigger review hereunder, an appeal must: (1) be in
received by the Dean no later than 30 days from the date
writing; (2) contain a succinct description of the matter being
upon which the graduate student received official notifica-
appealed; and (3) be filed with the Office of the Dean of
tion from CSM regarding the action or matter being
Graduate Studies no later than 30 days from the date upon
appealed.
which the student received official notification from the
Upon receipt of a timely appeal, the Dean shall appoint
Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
a committee of five tenured faculty members to review the
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or
matter and, within a reasonable time, issue a written
mandatory dismissal, the Dean shall appoint a review
recommendation thereon to the Dean. During the course of
committee composed of three tenured faculty members who
performing this function, the committee shall: (1) interview
are not members of the student’s home or minor department
the student and the initial decision maker(s); (2) review all
or division. The review committee shall review the student’s
documentation related to the matter under consideration; and
appeal and issue a written recommendation thereon to the
(3) secure any outside expertise necessary to properly
Dean within 30 days. During the course of performing this
consider the appeal.
function, the committee may: (1) interview the student, the
The Dean has authority to issue a final decision regarding
student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the student’s thesis
all graduate student appeals.
committee; (2) review all documentation related to the
appeal under consideration; (3) secure the assistance of
Any CSM student who has committed an act of
outside expertise, if needed; and (4) obtain any other
academic dishonesty shall be subject to the imposition of
information necessary to properly consider the appeal.
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appropriate sanctions up to, and including, dismissal from
tioned on the student’s deposit of his or her completed
CSM.
thesis in the CSM library to ensure its availability to the
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin Provisions:
public. Although the student retains the copyright in the
If a conflict or inconsistency is found to exist between
thesis, by depositing the thesis with the library, the student
this policy and any other provision of the CSM Graduate
assigns a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to
Bulletin, the provisions of this policy shall govern the
CSM to permit CSM to copy the thesis and allow the
resolution of such conflict or inconsistency.
public reasonable access to it.
Under special circumstances, CSM may agree to include
Exceptions and Appeals
proprietary research in a graduate student’s thesis. The
Academic Policies and Requirements
nature and extent of the proprietary research reported in the
Academic policies and requirements are included in the
thesis must be agreed upon in writing by the principal
Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees as
investigator, student and Dean of Graduate Studies. In some
delegated to the Faculty Senate. These include matters such
cases, the proprietary nature of the underlying research may
as degree requirements, grading systems, thesis and
require the school to delay public access to the completed
dissertation standards, admission standards and new and
thesis for a limited period of time. In no case will public
modified degree programs, certificates, minors and courses.
access to the thesis be denied for more than12 months from
No CSM administrator, faculty or staff member may change,
the date the Statement of Work Completion form is
waive or grant exceptions to such academic policies and
submitted to the Graduate School.
requirements without approval of the Graduate Council, the
Senate and/or the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
Making up Undergraduate
Deficiencies
Administrative Policies and Procedures
Administrative Policies and Procedures are included in
If the department or Graduate School decides that new
this Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees
students do not have the necessary background to complete
as delegated to the appropriate administrative office. These
an advanced degree, they will be required to enroll in courses
include (but are not limited to) matters such as student
for which they will receive no credit towards their graduate
record keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and dead-
degree, or complete supervised readings, or both. Students
lines, registration requirements and procedures, assessment
are notified of their apparent deficiency areas in their
of tuition and fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean
acceptance letter from the Graduate School or in their first
of Graduate Studies may waive or grant exceptions to such
interview with their department advisor.
administrative policies and procedures as warranted by the
Graduate students must attain a B average in deficiency
circumstances of individual cases. Any graduate student may
courses, and any student receiving a grade of D in a
request such a waiver or exception by the following process:
deficiency course will be required to repeat the course.
1. Contact the Graduate Office to determine whether a
Grades for these deficiency courses are recorded on the
standard form exists. If so, complete the form. If a
student’s transcript, become part of the student’s permanent
standard form does not exist, prepare a memo with a
record, and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students
statement of the request and a discussion of the reasons
whose undergraduate records are deficient should remove all
why a waiver or exception would be justified.
deficiencies as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate
studies.
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s
advisor and department head or division director, then
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
submit it to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Courses
3. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of
Students may receive graduate credit for a maximum of
the decision. The student may file a written appeal with
nine semester hours of department-approved 400-level
the Vice-President for Academic Affairs within two weeks
course work not taken to remove deficiencies upon the
of being notified of the decision. The VPAA will investi-
recommendation of the graduate committee and the approval
gate as appropriate to the issue under consideration and
of the Graduate Dean.
render a decision. The decision of the VPAA is final.
Students may receive graduate credit for 300-level
4. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will notify
courses only in those interdisciplinary programs which have
the Graduate Council of the request, the decision and the
been recommended by both departments and have been
reasons for the decision. If the Graduate Council endorses
approved by the Graduate Council before the students enroll
the decision, then any other student in the same situation
in the course. In that case a maximum of nine total hours of
having the same justification can expect the same decision.
300- and 400-level courses will be accepted for graduate
credit.
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis
The award of a thesis-based graduate degree is condi-
Graduate Credit for Courses Taken as
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Undergraduates
probation a second time, he or she must submit a plan for
Students can receive credit toward a graduate degree for
completing the degree program successfully in order to avoid
graduate courses taken before they enroll in an advanced
dismissal. (See the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
degree program as long as those courses were not applied to
policy elsewhere in this section.)
an undergraduate degree.
Grade Appeal Process
Transfer Credit
Student appeals on grades are to be heard by the Faculty
Affairs Committee of the CSM Faculty Senate if they
Credits from Other Universities:
cannot be resolved at a lower level. The appeal process is as
Credits earned with grades of B or higher may be
follows:
accepted towards a Professional, M.S., or Ph.D. degree by
transfer from another recognized institution if approved by
1. The student should attempt to work out the dispute
the student’s committee and the Graduate Dean. Courses
with the faculty member responsible for the course.
transferred from another university shall not be used to
2. The student must appeal within two weeks of issuance
calculate the student’s grade point average.
of the grade; the Department Head/Division Director
Credits Earned as Non-Degree Student:
must appoint a faculty mediator within one week of
CSM credits earned as a nondegree student may be
receiving the appeal, and the faculty mediator must
transferred into the regular degree program if the student’s
submit a finding within one week of being appointed.
graduate committee and the Graduate Dean approve. If a
3. The student must notify the Department Head/
student transfers non-degree credits to a regular graduate
Division Director within one week of receiving the
transcript, they all must be calculated into the student’s
faculty mediator’s finding; the Department Head/
overall GPA.
Division Director must appoint an ad hoc committee
within one week of receiving the notification, and the ad
Number of Transfer Credit Allowed
hoc committee must submit a finding within two weeks
Nine hours of transfer credit are allowed for thesis
of being appointed.
programs; 15 hours are allowed for non-thesis M.S.
programs.
4. The student must submit the case statement to the
VPAA within one week of receiving the ad hoc
Independent Study
committee’s finding; the VPAA must obtain the written
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
statements and submit the case to the Faculty Affairs
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25
Committee within one week of receiving the case
hours of effort in educational activity involved. To register
statement, and the Faculty Affairs Committee must
for independent study or for a “special topics” course, a
render a decision within two weeks of receiving the
student should get from the Registrar’s Office the form
case.
provided for that purpose, have it completed by the
This schedule can be modified upon the mutual agree-
instructor involved and appropriate department/division
ment of the student, the Department Head/Division
head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
Director, and the Dean of the Graduate School.
Course and Thesis Grades
Graduation
Requirements
All students expecting to graduate must submit a
All candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a
cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses
graduation application to the Office of Graduate
taken after acceptance into a degree program, including both
Studies.
graduate and undergraduate courses. A grade of D is
All students expecting to graduate must submit a
unsatisfactory and is not acceptable for graduate credit.
graduation application to the Office of Graduate Studies.
For research and thesis credits, students receive either an
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in
“In Progress-Satisfactory” or an “In Progress-Unsatisfac-
advance of the date of Commencement to allow time for
tory” grade based on their faculty advisor’s evaluation of
engraving diplomas and for printing graduation invitations
their work. When the thesis is satisfactorily completed, the
and programs. Students who submit applications after the
student receives a grade of M-Completed on his or her final
stated deadline cannot be guaranteed a diploma dated for that
semester transcript. Research and thesis grades do not enter
graduation, and cannot be assured inclusion in the graduation
into the calculation of the student’s grade point average.
program.
Students who fail to maintain a grade point average of at
All graduating students must officially check out of
least 3.0, or who receive an In Progress-Unsatisfactory
School, including paying the mandatory graduation fee.
research or thesis grade are placed on academic probation by
Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate Office
the Graduate Dean. If a student becomes eligible for
and must be completed and returned by the established
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deadline.
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
M.S. and Ph.D. students must complete the checkout
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
process within 45 calendar days after a successful defense of
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Graduate students must register for
thesis. Failure to comply with this policy may require a
and maintain eight hours of graduate work in any semester to
redefense of thesis. Exceptions to this rule are granted only
be certified as a full-time student for full-time benefits. Any
upon request to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students
hours taken under the full-time category will decrease the
must register for the next term unless the graduation
benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
checkout process is completed by the last day of registration
Students receiving benefits must report all changes in
for the following semester.
hours, addresses, marital status, or dependents to the
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s
Veterans’ Counseling Office located in the Registrar’s Office
successful completion of all program requirements before the
as soon as possible to avoid overpayment or underpayment.
date of graduation. Students who fail to graduate at the time
Veterans must see the Veterans’ Counselor each semester to
originally anticipated must reapply for the next graduation
be certified for any benefits for which they may be eligible.
before the appropriate deadline date stated in the Graduate
In order for veterans to continue to receive benefits, they
Handbook.
must make satisfactory progress as defined by CSM.
Students who have completed all of their degree
Grading System
requirements before the specific graduation date, but who
Grades.
have not applied for graduation can, if necessary, request a
When a student registers in a course, one of the following
letter from the Graduate Office certifying the completion of
grades will appear on the academic record. Grades are based
their programs. The student should apply for the next
on the level of performance and represent the extent of the
graduation, and the diploma will show the date of that
student’s demonstrated mastery of the material listed in the
graduation.
course outline and achievement of the stated course
Graduation exercises are held in December and May.
objectives. These are CSM’s grade symbols and their values:
Students eligible to graduate at these times are expected to
A
Excellent
attend their respective graduation exercises. Students may
B
Good
not, under any circumstances, attend graduation exercises
C
Satisfactory
before completing all degree requirements.
D
Unsatisfactory (not acceptable for graduate credit)
Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not
F
Failed
be released by the School for any student or graduate who
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
Withdrawing from School
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
To officially withdraw from CSM, a graduate student
T
Transfer Credit
must process a withdrawal form through the Graduate
PRG In Progress
Office. When the form is completed, the student will receive
PRU In Progress Unsatisfactory
grades of W in courses in progress. If the student does not
INC Incomplete
officially withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s.
NC Not for Credit
Leaving school without having paid tuition and fees will
result in the encumbrance of the transcript.
Z
Grade not yet Submitted
M
Thesis Completed
Nondegree Students
Incomplete Grade.
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because of
pursue a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses
illness or other reasonable excuse, the student receives a
regularly offered on campus. Nondegree students register for
grade of Incomplete, a temporary grade which indicates a
courses after degree students have registered. Such students
deficiency in the quantity of work done.
may take any course for which they have the prerequisites
as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the
A graduate student must remove all Incomplete grades
instructor. Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are
within the first four weeks of the first semester of atten-
required.
dance following that in which the grade was received. If not
removed within the four weeks, the Incomplete will become
Veterans’ Benefits
an F unless the Registrar extends the time upon the written
recommendation of the instructor granting the Incomplete.
Progress Grade.
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A student may receive a grade of In Progress for
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
independent study courses extending for more than one
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
semester. The progress grade has no point value and is used
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
only for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or certain
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
special project courses, or for special sections of one-
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
semester courses which are spread over two terms. In such
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
cases, the student receives a grade of PRG, which indicates
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
that the work is not completed. The independent study
at least two hours of preparation.
grade is replaced by a letter grade when the course work is
completed.
Grade-Point Averages.
Grade-point averages are calculated, recorded, and
The student must register again in the same course in the
reported to three decimal places for whatever purposes
next semester of attendance. If a progress grade is received
those averages are used.
for a course taken in the second semester of the school year,
the student may, with the permission of the department
Access to Student Records
head, reregister in that course in the summer session, in
In compliance with Article 99.6 of the U.S. Department
which case the letter grade must be given at the end of the
of Education regulations under the Family Education Rights
summer session.
and Privacy Act, Colorado School of Mines notifies its
students each year in the Fall Schedule of Courses of their
NC Grade.
rights to inspect and review their education records, to
For special reasons and with the instructor’s permis-
correct inaccurate or misleading information through informal
sion, a student may register in a course for no credit (NC).
and formal hearings, and to prevent disclosure of individual
To have the grade NC appear on the transcript, the student
student records.
must enroll at registration time as a NC student in the course
and comply with all conditions stipulated by the course
CSM policy, which is available from the Registrar’s
instructor. If a student registered as NC fails to satisfy all
Office, explains in detail the procedures to be used by the
conditions, no record of this registration in the course will be
school to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act.
made.
Students should be aware that such personal information as
names, addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, major
Quality Hours and Quality Points.
field of study, degrees awarded, last school attended, dates
For graduation a student must successfully complete a
of attendance, class, honors, and athletic participation is
certain number of required semester hours and must maintain
considered directory information which may be released by
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
the school unless the student notifies CSM in writing before
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester the
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points, B
student is registered that he or she does not want that
three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
information disclosed.
earned in any course is the number of semester hours
assigned to that course multiplied by the numerical value of
Students can file complaints with the Family Educational
the grade received. The quality hours earned are the number
Rights and Privacy Act Office about alleged failures by the
of semester hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are
school to comply with the Act.
awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the number of
cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumulative
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum,
quality points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU,
consistent with the cost of instruction and the amount of
M, or NC are not counted in quality hours.
state funds appropriated to the School.
Semester Hours.
The following rates are in effect for 2001-2002. Increases
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Tuition , Fees, Financial Assistance
can be expected in subsequent years.
Spouse only
1203.00
401.00
Child(ren) only
813.00
271.00
Spouse & Child(ren)
1989.00
662.00
Tuition
Academic and Field Courses
The Spring Semester includes Summer Session coverage
Sem Hrs
Resident
Non-res
through August.
Up to 10
$164/sem hr.
$535/sem hr.
Other Courses and Programs
(undergraduate)
Executive Master of Science in Environmental
Up to 10
$246/sem hr.
$803/sem hr.
Science and Engineering:
$200/credit hr
(graduate)
Executive Master of Science in Economics and
10 or more
$2,470/sem
$8,035/sem
Business ETM (proposed): $250/credit hr
The above are applicable to all academic periods and to
Economics and Business IFP Exchange Program:
both graduate and undergraduate courses.
$1,000/semester
Fees
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
Student Fees and Descriptions
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
All students enrolled for four semester hours or more are
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
charged the following mandatory, non-waivable fees by
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part
CSM. Some of the fees listed are not relevant for graduate
in student activities and receive student privileges may do so
students.
by paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
Health Center Fee: Revenues support physician/medical
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
services to students. $45.00/term
Health Center* ............................... $45.00
Associated Students Fee: Revenues support student
Associated Students ......................... 58.00
Athletics ........................................... 44.00
organizations/events/activities, i.e., newspaper, home-
Student Services .............................. 120.00
coming, E-Days. $58.00/term
Student Assistance ............................ 13.50
Athletic Fee: Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
Technology Fee ................................. 60.00
entitles student entrance to all scheduled athletic events
Total .............................................. $340.50
and use of the facilities. $44.00/term
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
Student Assistance Fee: Funds safety awareness pro-
coverage through another plan.
grams, training seminars for abuse issues, campus
lighting, and parking facility maintenance. $13.50/term
Summer Session
Academic Courses & Thesis Research
Student Services Fee: Revenues support bonded indebted-
Health Center .................................. $22.50
ness; other student services, i.e., Placement/Co-Op,
Athletics ........................................... 22.00
Student Activities, Student Life, Student Development
Student Services ................................ 60.00
Center, and services provided in the student center.
Technology Fee ................................. 30.00
$120.00/term
Total .............................................. $134.50
Technology Fee: Funds technology infrastructure and
Field Term Courses
equipment for maximum student use. The School
On-campus:
Health Center $17.00
matches the student fee revenues dollar for dollar. $60.00/
Student Services $43.00
term
Off-campus:
Arrangements and payment for
transportation, food, lodging, and other expenses must be
All degree students enrolled for 7.0 semester hours or
made with the department concerned. (Geology Department
more are charged the following mandatory, waivable fees by
camping fee is $135.)
CSM:
Graduation Fee
Student Health Insurance: Revenues contribute to a self
(includes thesis binding and other expenses)
insurance pool. $375.00/FY 00-01.
Professional
$135.00
Students pay the following fees based on enrollment in
Masters (Thesis)
$244.00
specific courses or other circumstances:
Masters (Non-Thesis)
$150.00
Late Insurance Waiver Fee: Revenues provide funds for
Doctors
$275.00
the administration of the health insurance program.
Student Health Plan*
$40.00
Fall or
Summer
Transcript Fee: Revenues support the cost of providing
Spring/Summer
Only
transcripts. $2.00/term
Student only
$375.00
135.00
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Yearbook Fee: Revenues support the publication of the
become ineligible for grant, loan, or scholarship money
CSM yearbook, the Prospector. $30.00/yr.
which they have received, the recall of those funds are
Add/Drop Charge: Revenues offset the cost of processing
reflected. N/A
Add/Drop registration. $4.00 each
Return Check: The amount of a student’s check which has
Late Registration Fee: Revenues offset the cost of
been returned for insufficient funds.
processing late registration. Assessed after 5 days.
Return Check Charge: Revenues offset bank fees for
$100.00 (graduate students)
returned checks. $20.00
Late Payment Penalty: Revenues offset billing costs for
Phonemail Fee: Assessed to students living in the
late tuition payments. 1.5% of outstanding balance
residence halls who request voice mail services. (Op-
Damage Charges (Housing): Revenues are used to repair
tional.)
or replace damaged items/rooms in CSM rental units.
The Colorado School of Mines does not automatically
Residence halls - $50.00; Mines Park & Prospector
assess any optional fees or charges.
Village - $400.00
Note: Graduate students who register for undergraduate
Refrigerator/Microwave Permits: Revenues are used to
courses to satisfy deficiencies may be assessed the same fee
offset extra electrical usage consumed by residence hall
that an undergraduate student would pay.
occupants who choose to bring these personal items.
$15.00 per permit
Bike Locker Rental: Revenues provide and maintain locker
Payments and Refunds
facilities for resident students. $45.00/term
Payment Information.
A student is expected to complete the registration
Residence Hall Room Charge: Revenues support
process, including the payment of tuition and fees, before
maintenance, improvements, and residence hall adminis-
attending class. Students should mail their payments to:
tration. See page 10
Cashier Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St. Golden,
Meal Plan Charges: Revenues provide meals and maintain
CO 80401-1869 or pay at the Cashier’s Office in
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans. See
Guggenheim Hall. Please write your social security number
page 10
on payment.
Residence Hall Association Fee: Revenues support social
Late Payment Penalties.
activities for the residence halls. $35.00/year
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment
Housing and Rental Fees: Rental fees for housing rentals
is not received in full by the official day of registration. The
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges,
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
maintain and improve properties. See Housing page 8
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
Tuition Paid-Out: CSM has advanced tuition to another
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
school. Charges are reimbursement request for those
Financial Responsibility.
advances. Only for sponsored students - paid by
Registration for classes at CSM implies an obligation by
sponsor
the student to meet all related financial responsibilities in a
Books/Supplies Fees: Advances made to or on behalf of
timely manner. Students who do not fulfill their financial
the students. Charges are reimbursement only. Only for
obligations according to published deadlines are subject to
sponsored students - paid by sponsor
the following: late payment penalties accrued on any
outstanding balance, and the withholding of transcripts. Past
Computer Usage Fees: Revenues assist in providing
due accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central
institutional/research computing services. $500.00/term -
Collection Services in accordance with Colorado law.
paid by sponsor
Collection costs will be added to the student’s account, and
Refunds or Advances: These charges are simply reimburse-
delinquencies may be reported to national credit bureaus.
ment requests for funds advanced to or on behalf of the
Encumbrances.
student. Funds received merely replace those advances.
A student will not be permitted to register for future
N/A
classes, to graduate, or to get an official transcript of his
Payments: CSM must repay to the bank any student funds
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
for which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected
from the student replace those advances. N/A
Refunds.
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled): When students
following policy:
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The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based
financial aid through graduate research and teaching
primarily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a
assistantships and through industry, state, and federal
student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments
fellowships.
will be adjusted as follows:
Purpose of Financial Aid.
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
drop period for the term of enrollment, as determined
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting
by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted to
students with limited personal resources;
the new course level without penalty.
2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
research;
after the add/drop period, and the student does not
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can
officially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
provide academic leadership for continually improving
charges will be made.
graduate programs.
✔ If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/
Employment Restrictions and Agreements.
drop period, and the student withdraws from school,
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled
tuition and fee assessments will be reduced according
part time are not eligible for financial aid through the
to the following schedule:
Graduate School.
✔ Within the 7 calendar days following the end of
Students who are awarded assistantships must sign an
the add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in
appointment contract, which gives the terms of appointment
charges.
and specifies the amount of work required. Graduate
assistants who hold regular appointments are expected to
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
devote all of their efforts to their educational program and
percent reduction in charges.
may not be otherwise employed without the written
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
permission of their supervisor and the Graduate Dean.
percent reduction in charges.
Students with assistantships during the academic year must
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be
be registered as full time; during the summer session they
made.
must be registered for a minimum of three credit hours.
To comply with federal regulations surrounding student
Aid Application Forms.
financial aid programs, the Director of Financial Aid may
New students interested in applying for financial aid are
modify this schedule in individual circumstances.
encouraged to apply early. Financial aid forms are included
in Graduate School application packets and may be filled out
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring
and returned with the other application papers.
semesters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field
and Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced
Colorado Graduate Fellowships.
number of days in these semesters.
The Dean of Graduate Studies awards Colorado
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
Fellowships based on the student’s academic performance.
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
Students need to be recommended by their departments.
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
Graduate Student Loans.
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
Need-based federal and CSM student loans are available
for the entire semester.
for graduate students who need additional funding beyond
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
their own resources and any assistantships or fellowships
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund
they may receive. The CSM Graduate Financial Aid
determined as required by federal law or regulations.
Application and the free application for Federal Student Aid
must be completed to apply for these loan funds.
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time,
Forms are available from the Financial Aid Office, which
energy, and money by serious students who expect a
handles student loans. The Financial Aid Office telephone
substantial return not only in satisfaction but also in future
number is 303-273-3301.
earnings. Applicants are expected to weigh carefully the
investment they are willing to make against expected
benefits before applying for admission.
Students are also expected to make full use of any
resources available, including personal and loan funds, to
cover expenses, and the School can offer some students
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Graduate Degrees and Requirements
Colorado School of Mines offers post-baccalaureate
Candidacy with the student’s Request for Graduation form.
programs leading to Professional degrees, thesis or non-
Please refer to the current Graduate Student Handbook to
thesis Master of Science degrees, Master of Engineering
determine the deadline for submission of these documents.
degrees, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. This section
The application for Admission to Candidacy must be
describes these degree programs and explains the require-
approved by the student’s faculty advisor, department head
ments for each.
and the Graduate Dean, and must contain a complete list of
courses being applied toward the degree.
I. Professional Programs
4. Transfer to Master’s or Doctoral Program
A. Graduate Certificate Program
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Even though the professional degree is intended to be a
offers two graduate certificate programs with specialization
final degree, students may transfer from the professional
in International Political Economy (IPE) and International
degree program to a master’s or doctoral degree program. To
Political Economy of Resources (IPER). For more informa-
make this transfer, students must apply for the master’s or
tion about these programs, please refer to the “Graduate
doctoral program using the normal application procedures
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” section of
and be admitted to the applicable department.
this Bulletin.
Course credits taken under the Professional degree
Other graduate certificate programs may be introduced
program may be applied to the master’s or doctoral degree
from time to time in response to demand from students.
programs with the approval of the student’s Thesis Commit-
Please contact the appropriate department or division to
tee and department head.
learn about any offerings that might not have been an-
5. Grades and Time Limitation for Completion of Degree
nounced at the time this Bulletin was pubished.
Requirements
B. Professional Degree
Professional degree students must maintain a cumulative
CSM offers a post-baccalaureate professional degree
grade point average of 3.0 or better in CSM course work.
program emphasizing graduate level course work.
All degree requirements must be completed within five
years of initial registration at CSM, unless an extension is
Intended to be an intermediate program between the
granted by the Graduate Dean.
bachelor’s and master’s degree levels, this program is ideal
for professionals who desire to return to school to enhance
C. Master’s Degrees - Non-Thesis
their education, or who wish to change their career emphasis
In lieu of preparing a thesis, the non-thesis master’s
in the resource industries. It is also available to recent
program students are required to complete more credit hours
college graduates who wish to further their education in
of course work than that required of the master’s-thesis
these fields without enrolling in a regular graduate program.
candidates. Although non-thesis master’s students are not
assigned a Thesis Committee, students in this program do
1. Departments Offering the Degree
select a faculty advisor, subject to the approval of the
Professional degrees are offered by the Departments of
student’s home department. Students must complete all
Geology and Geological Engineering and Geophysics. Each
candidacy requirements except those pertaining to thesis
department has its own specific course requirements for the
preparation and defense. Non-thesis master’s degrees are
Professional degree, and students are encouraged to check
offered in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining,
with the appropriate department or the “Graduate Degree
Engineering and Technology Management, Environmental
Programs” section of this Bulletin for these requirements.
Science and Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematical
2. Program Requirements and Structure
and Computer Sciences, Metallurgical and Materials
The professional degree program requires a minimum of
Engineering, Mineral Economics, Mining, and Petroleum
30 credit hours of additional course work beyond the
Engineering. Please refer to the “Graduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science degree. Fifteen of these credit hours
and Description of Courses” section of this Bulletin for
must be taken as a registered Professional degree student at
more information about these programs.
CSM.
1. Academic Requirements
The course of study can be structured to meet the needs
CSM non-thesis master’s programs typically require a
of each student, but the department and the Graduate Dean
minimum of 36 credit hours of course work, although the
must approve the student’s program during the first semester
student’s home department may require additional semester
of enrollment.
hours in particular subject areas. Twenty-one of these credit
3. Admission to Candidacy
hours must be taken as a registered master’s degree student
The professional degree candidate must submit to the
at CSM.
Office of Graduate Studies an application for Admission to
Master’s students must maintain a cumulative grade
point average of 3.0 or better in CSM course work. All
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course work must be completed within five years after
students planning on attending graduate school can get
entering the Graduate School. Time spent on approved
a head start on their graduate education.
leaves of absence is included in the five-year time limit.
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to
2. Transfer of Credits
satisfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate prepara-
Up to 15 graduate credit hours from another institution
tion for their graduate program.
may be accepted for transfer toward the student’s degree if
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
the student achieved a grade of B or better in these courses
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
and the transfer is approved by the student’s faculty advisor
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
and department head or division director. Courses trans-
ferred from another institution are not included in calculat-
5. Early acceptance into a Combined program leading to a
ing the student’s grade point average at CSM.
Graduate Certificate or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree
assures students of automatic acceptance into full
3. Minor Programs
graduate status if they maintain good standing while in
Students may choose to have a minor program at the
early-acceptance status.
master’s level, but the minor program may not be taken in
6. Students may receive both degrees at the same time,
the student’s major area of study. A designated minor
providing them access to both undergraduate and
requires a minimum of nine semester hours of course work
graduate benefits (such as financial aid) while
and must be approved by the student’s advisor, home
completing their programs.
department head, and a faculty representative of the minor
area of study.
7. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
4. Admission to Candidacy
enrollment at CSM.
The master’s degree candidate must submit to the Office
of Graduate Studies an application for Admission to
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined
Candidacy with the student’s Request for Graduation form.
Program students to fulfill part of the requirements of their
Please refer to the current Graduate Student Handbook to
graduate degree by including up to six hours of specified
determine the deadline for submission of these documents.
course credits which also were used in fulfilling the
The application for Admission to Candidacy must be
requirements of their undergraduate degree. Those courses
approved by the student’s faculty advisor, department head
must meet all requirements for graduate credit, and their
or division director, and the Graduate Dean, and must
grades are included in calculating the graduate GPA. Check
contain a complete list of courses being applied toward the
the departmental section of the Bulletin to determine which
degree.
programs provide this opportunity.
At the time of publication of this Bulletin, Combined
II. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
Programs were available leading to graduate certificates in
Programs
International Political Economy and leading to Master of
A. Overview
Science or Master of Engineering degrees in Engineering
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate
and Technology Management, Engineering Systems,
students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
Materials Science, and Metallurgical and Materials
Certificate, Professional Degree, or Master’s Degree while
Engineering. Additional programs may be added in the
completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree.
future, and students interested in Combined Graduate
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
Programs not listed here are encouraged to contact the
of engineering and applied science where advanced
Graduate School or their department of choice for current
education in technology and/or management provides the
information.
opportunity to be on a fast track for advancement to
B. Admission Process
leadership positions. These programs also can be valuable
Students may apply for Early Admission to the Com-
for students who want to get a head start on graduate
bined Graduate Program any time after completing the first
education. The combined programs at CSM offer several
semester of their sophomore year at CSM. Applicants
advantages to students who choose to enroll in them:
should submit a letter to the department or division
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in a field that
indicating that they intend to apply for the Combined
complements their undergraduate major or, in special
Graduate Program.
cases, in the same field.
Following Early Admission from the department,
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
students will be assigned graduate advisors in the programs
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
in which they plan to receive their graduate certificates or
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
degrees. Prior to registration for the next semester, students
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
and their graduate advisors will plan a strategy for complet-
ing both the undergraduate and graduate programs as
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efficiently as possible. The students also will continue to
report on creative engineering design that applies state-of-
have undergraduate advisors in the home department or
the-art knowledge and techniques to solve an important
division for their Bachelor’s Degrees.
problem. In both cases, the thesis should be an exemplary
Upon achieving Senior standing, students must submit
product that meets the rigorous scholarship standards of the
the standard graduate application package for the graduate
Colorado School of Mines.
portion of their combined program.
The student’s faculty advisor and the Master’s Thesis
C. Requirements
Committee must approve the program of study and the topic
In order to maintain good standing in the Combined
for the thesis. The format of the thesis must comply with
Program:
the appropriate guidelines promulgated by the Graduate
School.
1. Students who have been granted Early Admission to
the Combined Program must register full time and
Master’s degree students must maintain a cumulative
maintain a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 during each
grade point average of 3.0 or better in CSM course work.
semester subsequent to admission, including the
Other details regarding grades and academic probation are
semester in which they were accepted.
provided in the “General Regulations” section above.
2. Students who have been granted full graduate status
C. Transfer of Credits
must satisfy all requirements (course, research and
Up to nine graduate credit hours from another institution
thesis credits, minimum GPA, etc.) of the graduate
may be accepted for transfer toward the student’s degree if
program in which they are enrolled. Note that all
the student achieved a grade of B or better in these courses
courses, undergraduate and graduate, taken after full
and if the transfer is approved by the Dean of Graduate
admission count toward the minimum GPA required to
Studies, the student’s faculty advisor and Thesis Committee.
be making satisfactory progress.
Courses transferred from another institution are not included
in calculating the student’s grade point average at CSM.
After students have been accepted into full graduate
status, they will have dual status and will have all of the
D. Minor Programs
privileges and be subject to all expectations of both
Students may choose to have a minor program at the
undergraduate and graduate programs. Students having dual
master’s level. The minor program may not be taken in the
status may take both undergraduate and graduate courses,
student’s major area of study. A designated minor requires a
may register for internship, research, or thesis credits as
minimum of nine credit hours of course work and must be
required for their graduate program and may have access to
approved by the Thesis Committee and the student’s home
financial aid available through both programs.
department head or division director. If a minor program is
declared, a member of the minor area of study will serve on
III. Thesis-Based Master’s Degree
the student’s Thesis Committee.
Programs
E. Faculty Advisor Appointment
A. General
Each master’s student must select a faculty advisor to
Graduate study at CSM can lead to one of a number of
provide advice regarding the student’s thesis direction,
master’s degrees, depending on the interests of the student.
research and selection of courses. The faculty advisor will
All thesis-based master’s degree programs share the same
serve as a voting member of the student’s Thesis Committee.
requirements for grades, full-time and part-time status,
The student’s department head or division director and the
transfer credits, advising committees, minor programs, and
Graduate Dean must approve all faculty advisor appoint-
admission to candidacy.
ments.
B. Credits and Academic Requirements
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
A minimum of 36 credit hours of acceptable course work
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor,
and research or engineering design experience, completion
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
of a satisfactory thesis and successful oral defense of this
professor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by
thesis are required for the Master of Science and Master of
the Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus
Engineering degrees. At least 12 of the credit hours must be
representatives may be designated co-advisors. When
designated for research under the direct supervision of the
appropriate and upon approval by the Graduate Dean,
student’s faculty advisor. The student’s home department
faculty members outside the student’s home department may
may require additional credit hours in particular subject
serve as the student’s faculty advisor. In that case, a co-
areas. At least 15 credit hours of the course work must be
advisor must be selected from the student’s home depart-
taken at Colorado School of Mines as a registered graduate
ment.
student.
F. Admission to Candidacy
The Master of Science thesis is expected to report on
The master’s degree candidate must submit to the Office
original research that results in new knowledge and/or
of Graduate Studies an application for Admission to
techniques. The Master of Engineering thesis is expected to
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Candidacy with the student’s Request for Graduation form.
The oral defense of the thesis is scheduled during the
Please refer to the current Graduate Student Handbook to
student’s final semester of studies. This defense session,
determine the deadline for submission of these documents.
which may include an examination of material covered in
The application must be approved by the student’s faculty
the student’s course work, will be open to the public. It must
advisor, Thesis Committee, department head and the
be scheduled with the Graduate Dean’s office at least one
Graduate Dean, and must contain a complete list of courses
week in advance of the defense date.
being applied toward the degree. In a thesis program,
Following the defense, the Thesis Committee will meet
Admission to Candidacy must be granted before a student
privately to vote on whether the student has successfully
can defend the thesis.
defended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible: the
G. Thesis Committee
student may pass the oral defense; the student may fail the
The Graduate Dean appoints a Thesis Committee whose
defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn the defense
members have been recommended by the student, the
to allow the student more time to address and remove
student’s faculty advisor, and the student’s department head.
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying
This Committee will have a minimum of three voting
research. Two negative votes will constitute a failure
members, including the student’s advisor, who are familiar
regardless of the number of Committee members present at
with the student’s area of study.
the thesis defense. In the event of either failure or adjourn-
Of these Committee members, two must be from the
ment, the Chair of the Thesis Committee will prepare a
home department or, in the case of interdisciplinary degree
written statement indicating the reasons for this action and
programs, an allied department. Off-campus members can
will distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee
be assigned to the Committee to serve either with full voting
members, the student’s department head and the Graduate
status or in a non-voting capacity. Off-campus members
Dean. In the case of failure or adjournment, the student may
with voting status assume all of the responsibilities of on-
request a re-examination, which must be scheduled no less
campus Committee members with respect to attendance of
than one week after the original defense. A second failure to
Committee meetings, review of thesis drafts and participa-
defend the thesis satisfactorily will result in the termination
tion in oral examinations and thesis defense sessions.
of the student’s graduate program.
If a thesis co-advisor is assigned, an additional faculty
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the
member from the home or allied department must be added
student must make any corrections in the thesis required by
to the committee.
the Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an
executed signature page indicating approval by the student’s
Students who choose to have a minor program at the
advisor and department head must be submitted to the
master’s. level must select a representative from their minor
Office of Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format
area of study to serve on the Thesis Committee. Minor
instructions are available in the Office of Graduate Studies
representatives must be full-time members of the CSM
and should be obtained before beginning work on the
faculty.
thesis.) Master’s students must also complete the graduate
Shortly after its appointment, the Committee will meet
checkout process within 45 calendar days following the
with the student to hear a presentation of the proposed
successful defense of thesis. A more detailed explanation of
course of study and thesis topic. The Committee and the
this policy can be found in the General Regulations section
student must agree on a satisfactory program and the student
of this Bulletin under “Graduation.” Should the student fail
must obtain the Committee’s approval of the written thesis
to complete the checkout within the prescribed period, the
proposal at least one semester prior to the thesis defense.
Thesis Committee may require the student to orally defend,
The student’s faculty advisor assumes the primary responsi-
again, his or her thesis.
bility for monitoring the program and directing the thesis
IV. Doctor of Philosophy
work. The award of the thesis-based Master’s degree is
contingent upon the student’s researching and writing a
A. Credits, Academic and Campus Residence
thesis acceptable to the student’s faculty advisor and Thesis
Requirements
Committee.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a minimum of
72 credit hours (course work and research combined)
H. Thesis Defense
beyond the bachelor’s degree. At least 24 of these hours
The student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to
must be designated for research under the direct supervision
the faculty advisor, who will work with the student on
of the student’s faculty advisor. The student’s major
necessary revisions. Upon approval of the student’s advisor,
department or division establishes course work requirements
the revised thesis is circulated to the Thesis Committee
for the doctoral degree in their field, which are stated in the
members at least one week prior to the oral defense of the
thesis.
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“Graduate Degree Programs and Description of Courses”
faculty advisor, Doctoral Thesis Committee and home
section of this Bulletin.
department head must approve the course selection and
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory
sequence in the minor program.
doctoral thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis.
E. Doctoral Thesis Committee
The Doctoral Thesis is expected to report on original
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Commit-
research that results in a significant contribution of new
tee whose members have been recommended by the
knowledge and/or techniques. The student’s faculty advisor
student’s home department or division. This Committee
and the Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the
must have a minimum of three voting members from the
program of study and the topic for the thesis.
home department or, in the case of interdisciplinary degree
Doctoral students must complete at least two semesters
programs, an allied department.
of full-time residence at CSM (as defined in the Registration
The Doctoral Committee must also have at least one
and Residency section above) during the course of their
representative from the minor field, if applicable, and a
graduate studies.
member at large designated by the Graduate School. Minor
B. Transfer of Credits
representatives must be full-time members of the CSM
Students who enter the Ph.D. program with a bachelor’s
faculty. Off- campus members can be assigned to the
degree may transfer up to 24 graduate credit hours from
Committee to serve either with full voting status or in a non-
another institution toward the CSM doctorate, if the student
voting capacity. Off-campus members with voting status
achieved a grade of B or better in these courses and if the
assume all of the responsibilities of the on-campus Commit-
transfer is approved by the student’s faculty advisor,
tee members with respect to attendance of Committee
Doctoral Thesis Committee, and department head or
meetings, review of thesis drafts and participation in oral
division director. Courses transferred from another institu-
examinations and thesis defense sessions.
tion are not included in the calculation of the student’s
If a thesis co-advisor is assigned, an additional faculty
grade-point average at CSM.
member from the home or an allied department must be
Students who enter the Ph.D. program with a master’s
added to the Doctoral Thesis Committee.
degree may transfer, upon the approval of the student’s
Shortly after its appointment, the Doctoral Thesis
faculty advisor, Doctoral Thesis Committee and department
Committee meets with the student to hear a presentation of
head or division director, up to 36 credit hours granted for
the proposed course of study and thesis topic. The Commit-
study and research in a master’s program at another
tee and student must agree on a satisfactory program. The
institution.
student’s faculty advisor then assumes the primary responsi-
C. Faculty Advisor Appointments
bility for monitoring the program, directing the thesis work,
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to
arranging comprehensive examinations, and scheduling the
advise with respect to the student’s thesis direction and
thesis defense with the Graduate Office.
research and selection of courses. The faculty advisor will
F. Comprehensive Examination
serve as a voting member of the student’s Doctoral Thesis
The student must satisfactorily complete a series of
Committee. The student’s department head and the Graduate
written and/or oral examinations covering all phases of
Dean must approve all faculty advisor appointments.
major and minor fields at least six months before the
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
student’s anticipated graduation date and no later than three
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor,
years after the student begins the doctoral program. Part-
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
time students may request an extension of up to one year to
professor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by
complete their examinations. This request must be submitted
the Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus
in writing to the Graduate Dean prior to the commencement
representatives may be designated co-advisors. When
of the student’s third year in the program.
appropriate and upon approval by the Graduate Dean,
The individual departments will structure and administer
faculty members outside the student’s home department may
the exams for their respective doctoral students. The
serve as the student’s faculty advisor. In that case, a co-
designated Examining Committee must submit a written
advisor must be selected from the student’s home depart-
report to the Graduate Dean setting forth the results of the
ment.
comprehensive examination within seven days of the
D. Minor Programs
completion of the examination.
All doctoral candidates except those in the Materials
If the student fails the comprehensive examination, he or
Science and Geochemistry programs must complete 12
she may request a re-examination. This request must be
credit hours in a minor program of study. This program is
submitted in writing to the student’s department head no
intended to provide a breadth of knowledge in support of
later than 30 days following the date the student was
the student’s principal research interests. The student’s
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notified of the failure. The Examining Committee and the
include an examination of material covered in the student’s
department head must approve the request. A second failure
course work. The defense will be open to the public and
will result in the termination of the student’s graduate
must be scheduled with the Office of Graduate Studies at
program.
least one week prior to the defense date.
G. Admission to Candidacy
Following the defense, the Doctoral Thesis Committee
Following the succesful completion of the comprehen-
will meet privately to vote on whether the student has
sive examinations and prior to the defense of thesis, the
successfully defended the thesis. Three outcomes are
student must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies an
possible: the student may pass the oral defense; the student
Application for Admission to Candidacy. This application
may fail the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn
must be approved by the student’s department head or
the defense to allow the student more time to address and
division director, the Doctoral Thesis Committee and the
remove weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or
Dean of Graduate Studies, and must contain a complete list
underlying research. Two negative votes will constitute a
of courses being applied toward the degree.
failure regardless of the number of Committee members
present at the thesis defense. In the event of either failure or
H. Thesis Defense
adjournment, the Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research of
will prepare a written statement indicating the reasons for
excellent quality in a suitable technical field, and it must
this action and will distribute copies to the student, the
exhibit satisfactory literary merit. In addition, the format of
Thesis Committee members, the student’s department head
the thesis must comply with guidelines promulgated by the
and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure or adjourn-
Office of Graduate Studies. (Students should obtain a copy
ment, the student may request a re-examination, which must
of these guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies
be scheduled no less than one week after the original
before beginning work on the thesis.)
defense. A second failure to defend the thesis satisfactorily
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a
will result in the termination of the student’s graduate
written proposal to the student’s faculty advisor and the
program.
Doctoral Thesis Committee shortly after the committee is
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must
formed. The Committee must approve the proposal at least
make any corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral
one year before the thesis defense.
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an
The student’s faculty advisor is responsible for supervis-
executed signature page indicating approval by the student’s
ing the student’s research work and consulting with other
advisor and department head must be submitted to the
Doctoral Thesis Committee members on the progress of the
Office of Graduate Studies for format approval.
work. The advisor must consult with the Committee on any
Doctoral students must also complete the graduate
significant change in the nature of the work. The student
checkout process within 45 calendar days following the
submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the advisor,
successful defense of thesis. A more detailed explanation of
who will work with the student on necessary revisions.
this policy can be found in the General Regulations section
Upon approval of the student’s advisor, the revised thesis is
of this Bulletin under “Graduation.” Should the student fail
distributed to the other members of the Committee at least
to complete the checkout within the prescribed period, the
one week prior to the oral defense of the thesis.
Doctoral Thesis Committee may require the student to orally
The student must pass an oral defense of his or her thesis
defend, again, his or her thesis.
during the final semester of studies. This oral defense may
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Graduate Degree Programs and
Description of Courses
In addition to the general degree requirements described
enter the field of chemical engineering who hold baccalaure-
in the previous pages, the following specific department,
ate degrees in scientific or other engineering disciplines. To
division, or program requirements must also be met:
accommodate these students, the department has formulated
a Master of Science program open to qualified students with
Chemical Engineering
undergraduate science and engineering degrees. The
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
program is adjusted to fit the background of the individual,
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor
but will normally consist of the courses shown below:
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
First Year
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
ChEN201
ChEN357
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
ChEN307
ChEN375
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
ChEN308
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
Second Year
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Associate Professor
ChEN418
ChEN516
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Associate Professor
ChEN507
ChEN518
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
ChEN509
CLARE McCABE, Assistant Professor
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Assistant Professor
In addition to the courses listed above, six more hours of
DAVID T. WU, Assistant Professor
graduate credit must be earned.
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
Master of Science Program:
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis)
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
program with an acceptable undergraduate degree in
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
chemical engineering are required to take a minimum of 18
MICHAEL S. GRABOSKI, Research Professor
semester hours of course work. All students must complete
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor
the four chemical engineering core graduate courses
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
(ChEN507, ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an
HANS-HEINRICH CARSTENSEN, Research Assistant Professor
additional six hours of approved electives. In addition,
Degrees Offered:
students must complete and defend an acceptable Masters
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
dissertation. Full-time Masters students must enroll in
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
graduate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in
residence.
Program Description:
Students entering the Master of Science (non-thesis)
The program of study for an advanced degree in
program with an acceptable undergraduate degree in
chemical engineering is selected by the student in consulta-
chemical engineering are required to take a minimum of 36
tion with his/her advisor and with the approval of the thesis
semester hours of course work. All students must complete
committee. Upon approval of the thesis committee, graduate
the four chemical engineering core graduate courses
credit may be earned for selected 400-level courses. All full-
(ChEN507, ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an
time graduate students are required to enroll for colloquium
additional 18 hours of approved electives. Students may
(ChEN605) for each semester that they are in residence at
complete an acceptable engineering report for up to six
CSM.
hours of academic credit. Full-time Masters students must
Program Requirements:
enroll in graduate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester
See Required Curriculum below.
they are in residence.
Prerequisites:
Doctor of Philosophy Program:
The program outlined here assumes that the candidate for
The course of study for the Ph.D. degree consists of a
an advanced degree has a background in chemistry,
minimum of 30 semester hours of course work. All Ph.D.
mathematics, and physics equivalent to that required for the
students must complete the four core courses (ChEN507,
B.S. degree at Colorado School of Mines in Chemical
ChEN509, ChEN518, and ChEN516) and an additional six
Engineering. Undergraduate course deficiencies must be
hours of approved electives. Students are required to
removed prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
complete a minor in a discipline outside of the department
Required Curriculum:
(minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework). In
Master of Science Program For Students with Non-
addition, students must complete and defend an acceptable
Engineering Degrees:
Doctoral dissertation. Full-time Ph.D. students must enroll
in graduate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are
The chemical engineering department recognizes that
in residence.
there are a number of well qualified students desiring to
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Description of Courses
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical
Process simulation and process optimization. Prerequisite:
engineering problems using exact analytical solution
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375,
methods. Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial
ChEN418, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
differential equations for typical chemical engineering
semester hours.
systems and transport processes. Prerequisite: MACS315,
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
analysis of engineering processes and systems. Interest,
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
investment accounting and financing of engineering
enterprises along with taxation, market evaluation and
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
break-even analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
chemical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, or
mass transport. Set up and solution of problems involving
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
equations of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of
CHGN221, CHGN351 and 353, ChEN201, ChEN357, or
equilibrium and transport properties and processes.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Relations between microscopic properties of materials and
systems to macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353,
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
CHGN221 and 222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
Graduate Courses
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
School.
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOL-
The 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
OGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
in the Graduate School.
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
ChEN501. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER Formulation
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
of the laws governing the transport of energy. Transient and
between response functions and correlation of data and
steady-state analysis for heat conduction. The transport of
material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of
thermal energy in fluids in motion; free and forced convec-
polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
tion in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite:
conduits. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or consent of instructor.
ChEN307, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING Applications of
ECONOMICS Advanced engineering economic principles
the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
applied to original and alternate investments. Analysis of
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive
chemical and petroleum processes relative to marketing and
processes. Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate
return on investments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
data; heterogeneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
ChEN308, ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN353,
ChEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING Engineering applications of numerical
methods. Numerical integration, solution of algebraic
equations, matrix algebra, ordinary differential equations,
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and special emphasis on partial differential equations.
multicomponent processes for distillation, absorption, and
Emphasis on application of numerical methods to chemical
extraction. Topics include brief review of ideal phase
engineering problems which cannot be solved by analytical
separations, classical stage-by-stage multicomponent
methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
methods, modern successive approximation methods for
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
multicomponents, general short-cut methods, tray hydraulics
ChEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL
and efficiency. Prerequisite: ChEN375 or equivalent.
ENGINEERING This course stresses the application of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mathematics to problems drawn from chemical engineering
ChEN515. ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER Fundamental
fundamentals such as material and energy balances,
principles of mass transfer with application to design of
transport phenomena and kinetics. Formulation and solution
mass transfer processes. Theory of diffusion in gases and
of ordinary and partial differential equations arising in
liquids for single and multicomponent species. Mass
chemical engineering or related processes or operations are
transfer in laminar and turbulent flows. Transport analogies,
discussed. Mathematical approaches are restricted to
simultaneous heat and mass transfer, with examples of
analytical solutions or techniques for producing problems
drying and humidification processes. Mass transfer with
amenable to analytical solutions. Prerequisite: Undergradu-
chemical reaction; examples of slow intermediate, and fast
ate differential equations course; undergraduate chemical
reactions with application to design of mass contactors.
engineering courses covering reaction kinetics, and heat,
Interfacial mass transfer and mass transfer in two-phase
mass and momentum transfer.
flows. Design of packed beds and columns, gas-sparged
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
reactors. Prerequisite: Graduate course in transport
ChEN508. ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS Develop-
phenomena (ChEN516).
ment of basic conservation equations for momentum
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
transfer. Constitutive equations for Newtonian and elemen-
ChEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Principles of
tary non-Newtonian fluids. Exact solutions of the Navier-
momentum, heat, and mass transfer with application to
Stokes equations. Ordering and approximations. Applica-
chemical processes. Flow in ducts and around submerged
tions to low and high Reynolds number flows. Prerequisite:
objects. Heat conduction and molecular diffusion. Convec-
ChEN516 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
tive heat and mass transfer. Heat- and mass-transfer
semester hours.
coefficients. Transport analogies and correlations. Prerequi-
ChEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
site: ChEN507. 3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester
THERMODYNAMICS Extension and amplification of
hours.
undergraduate chemical engineering thermodynamics.
ChEN517. PETROLEUM REFINERY PROCESSING
Topics will include the laws of thermodynamics, thermody-
Composition and evaluation of petroleum crude oils and
namic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase
other hydrocarbons. Basic refinery processes, including
equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite:
operating conditions, chemical reactions, catalysts,
ChEN357 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
economics, and pollution control. Emphasis on needs for
lecture; 3 semester hours.
refinery processes, such as: distillation, desulfurization,
ChEN510. CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS AND
coking, solvent extraction, hydrofining, hydrocracking,
DESIGN Non-ideal flow effects on reactor design. Stability
catalytic cracking, reforming, isomerization, polymerization.
of stirred tank and tubular flow reactors. Mass and heat
New process requirements for meeting fuel specifications.
transfer effects. Modeling of heterogeneous chemical
Prerequisite: ChEN409 or consent of instructor.
reactors. Fluidized bed reactors. Prerequisite: ChEN418 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
ChEN511. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Individual theoretical
Homogeneous and heterogeneous rate expressions.
or experimental studies under the direction of a department
Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Analysis of rate data
faculty member, but not leading to a thesis. Course may be
and complex reaction networks. Properties of solid catalysts.
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
Mass and heat transfer with chemical reaction. Heteroge-
3 semester hours; 6 semester hours maximum credit.
neous non-catalytic reactions. Prerequisite: ChEN418 or
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
NEERING Selected topics chosen from special interests of
ChEN519. SYNTHETIC FUEL PROCESSES Processes
instructor and students. Course may be repeated for credit
that generate hydrocarbons from coal, tar sands, and oil
on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
shale. Other energy sources as well as direct conversion
3 semester hours lecture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
processes will also be considered in view of supply and
economics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ChEN514. ADVANCED STAGED SEPARATIONS
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Principles of stagewise separations with major emphasis on
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ChEN520. THERMODYNAMICS OF PHASE EQUILIB-
numerous examples based on the chemical process industry
RIA Application of current theories in multicomponent
and naturally occurring processes are used. Prerequisite:
phase equilibria to the solution of engineering problems.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics include: introduction to the theory of intermolecular
ChGN550 MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY
forces, theory of corresponding states, fugacities in gas and
This course is an introduction to the fabrication, character-
liquid mixtures, introduction to the theory of liquids.
ization, and application of synthetic membranes for gas and
Prerequisite: ChEN509 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
liquid separations. Industrial membrane processes such as
lecture; 3 semester hours.
reverse osmosis, filtration, pervaporation, and gas separa-
ChEN521. CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING Thermodynamic
tions will be covered as well as new applications from the
analysis of cryogenic systems. Survey of the properties of
research literature. The course will include lecture, experi-
cryogenic fluids. Analysis of heat transfer, fluid flow, and
mental, and computational (molecular simulation) labora-
separation processes at low temperatures. Introduction to
tory components. Prerequisites: CRGN375, CRGN430 or
superconductivity and superfluidity. Prerequisite: Consent
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN584 (CHGN584). FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALY-
ChEN523. ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
SIS The basic principles involved in the preparation,
Discussion of the many engineering problems that arise
characterization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and
when man interacts with his environment. Comprehensive
homogeneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include
treatment of topics such as pollution, thermal pollution,
chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface
treatment of industrial and municipal wastes, solid waste
kinetics, promoters, poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid
treatment, and the disposal of radioactive wastes. Economic
base catalysis and soluble transition metal complexes.
and legislative aspects of these problems will also be
Examples of important industrial applications are given.
considered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 semester
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
hours.
semester hours.
ChEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULA-
ChEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
TION Advanced concepts in computer-aided process
NEERING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics
simulation are covered. Topics include optimization, heat
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
exchanger networks, data regression analysis, and separa-
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
tions systems. Use of industry-standard process simulation
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
software (Aspen Plus) is stressed. Prerequisite: Consent of
ChEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
ChEN525. SELECTED TOPICS IN EMERGING CHEMI-
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
CAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY An introduction to
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ‘Independent
new chemical engineering technologies. Current examples
Study’ form must be completed and submitted to the
include biotechnology, supercritical fluid extraction and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
biomedical engineering. Emphasis is on providing students
ChEN601. ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER
with appropriate terminologies, identifying new applications
In-depth analysis of selected topics in heat transfer with
of chemical engineering principles and potential areas of
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture and/or
Prerequisite: ChEN501 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
laboratory; 1 to 3 semester hours.
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN527. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY This course
ChEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS Lectures,
provides students the opportunity to explore technical
reports, and discussions on current research in chemical
aspects of many important recent topics in air pollution. The
engineering, usually related to the student’s thesis topic.
course includes the chemistry, monitoring, health and
Sections are operated independently and are directed toward
environmental effects of air pollution including ozone layer
different research topics. Course may be repeated for credit.
depletion, acid rain, and global climate change. Technical
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture-discus-
aspects of environmental regulations and policy are included
sion; 1 semester hour.
along with interpretation of laboratory experiments, field
measurements, and computer modeling. Prerequisite:
ChEN605. COLLOQUIUM Students will attend a series of
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lectures by speakers from industry, academia, and govern-
ment. Primary emphasis will be on current research in
ChEN545. SIMULATION AND MODELING IN CHEMI-
chemical engineering and related disciplines, with secondary
CAL PROCESS INDUSTRIES Application of basic
emphasis on ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues
principles of physics, chemistry, transport phenomena and
of importance to the chemical engineering profession.
reaction kinetics to real systems. The philosophy of process
Prerequisite: Graduate status. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
modeling at different levels of complexity is developed and
hour.
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ChEN607. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL
effects in reaction dynamics. Photochemical reactions.
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS In-depth analysis of
Prerequisite: Graduate reaction engineering course
selected topics in applied mathematics with special
(ChEN518). 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester
emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequi-
hours.
site: ChEN507 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-
ChEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL
discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING Individual participation in teaching
ChEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS
activities. Discussion, problem review and development,
In-depth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with
guidance of laboratory experiments, course development,
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
supervised practice teaching. Course may be repeated for
Prerequisite: ChEN508 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
graduate student instructor, or consent of instructor. 6 to 10
ChEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAM-
hours supervised teaching; 2 semester hours.
ICS Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and applica-
ChEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
tion of thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include
NEERING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics
stability, critical phenomena, chemical thermodynamics,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
thermodynamics of polymer solutions and thermodynamics
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
of aqueous and ionic solutions. Prerequisite: Consent of
hours.
instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
ChEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAM-
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
ICS Principles of relating behavior to microscopic proper-
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
ties. Topics include element of probability, ensemble theory,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ‘Independent
application to gases and solids, distribution theories of
Study’ form must be completed and submitted to the
fluids, and transport properties. Prerequisite: Consent of
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
ChEN611. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Library search and laboratory work for the master’s thesis in
Continuation of ChEN610. Advanced applications of
petroleum refining under the supervision of the graduate
statistical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
student’s advisory committee. 6 semester hours upon
including perturbation and integral equation theory,
completion of report.
computer simulation and theory of electrolytes. Introduction
ChEN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
to theory of nonequilibrium systems including Chapman-
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under supervision of
Enskog, Brownian motion and time correlation functions.
the graduate student’s advisory committee. 30 semester
Prerequisite: ChEN610 or equivalent; ChEN507 or
hours.
equivalent; ChEN509. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
ChEN612. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
Advanced theoretical or experimental studies on chemical
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
engineering subjects not currently covered in other
- thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
department courses. Course may be repeated for credit.
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours; 6
semester hours maximum credit.
ChEN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
ChEN615. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MASS TRANSFER
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
In-depth analyses of selected topics in mass transfer with
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
student’s faculty advisor.
Possible topics include ion-exchange or adsorption
chromatography, theories of interfacial mass transfer, mass
ChEN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
transfer with reaction, and simultaneous heat and mass
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
transfer. Prerequisite: Graduate mass transfer course
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
(ChEN515). 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
hours.
student’s faculty advisor.
ChEN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINET-
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACH-
ICS Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Basic principles
ING Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
of chemical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking.
systems. Reactions in solution, reactions on surfaces, and
Effective design, delivery, and assessment of college courses
composite reactions. Homogeneous catalysis, and isotope
or presentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent
of instructor. 2 semester hours.
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Chemistry and Geochemistry
School of Mines in chemistry. The candidate for an
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
advanced degree in geochemistry should have completed an
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor
undergraduate program in chemistry or geology which is
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
equivalent to that required for a bachelor’s degree from an
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
accredited university. Deficiencies in one or both of these
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor
areas will be determined on an individual basis. For a more
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
complete description, refer to the Geochemistry program
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
description below.
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
Required Curriculum:
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
Applied Chemistry:
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
The program of study is selected by the student in
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
consultation with the advisor and thesis committee. Thesis,
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
seminar, and the core courses CHGN502 (inorganic),
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
CHGN503 (physical), CHGN505 (organic), and CHGN507
DAVID T. WU, Assistant Professor
(analytical) are required.
DAVID M. UPDEGRAFF, Research Professor
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
M.S. The program of study includes CHGN560,
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Research Assistant Professor
CHGN502, CHGN503, CHGN505, CHGN507, and the
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
M.S. thesis research. At least 15 of the required 24 semester
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
hours of course work must be taken in the Department of
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
Chemistry and Geochemistry at CSM.
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. The program of study includes CHGN560,
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
CHGN660, CHGN502, CHGN503, CHGN505, CHGN507,
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
a minor (at least 12 hours of graduate level course work)
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
and the Ph.D. dissertation research. The student’s thesis
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
committee may set additional course requirements and will
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
decide on transfer credit.
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
Geochemistry:
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
The program of study is selected by the student in
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
consultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee.
Degrees Offered:
Students entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take
Master of Science (Chemistry)
more coursework in geology to strengthen their back-
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
grounds in this discipline; the converse is true for students
with a background in geology. Deficiencies are determined
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
at an entrance interview by members of the Geochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
faculty. A thesis is required for the MS degree and a
All of the Department’s degree programs have been
dissertation for the PhD.
admitted to the Western Regional Graduate Program. This
The Geochemistry program comprises a core group of
allows residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
courses, required of all students unless individually
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
exempted by the “Committee of the Whole” based on
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming to register
previous background. The core courses are CHGC503 -
at Colorado resident tuition rates.
Introduction to Geochemistry, CHGC504 - Methods in
Program Description:
Geochemistry, and a one hour laboratory course selected
There are two basic graduate programs offered by the
from several available. In addition, MS degree students
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry. Undergraduate
must take two courses selected from the following list;
deficiencies of students entering one of these programs will
CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction to Aqueous Geochem-
be determined by the Department of Chemistry and
istry, CHGC 610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
Geochemistry for applied chemistry students and by the
CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry, GEOL512 -
geochemistry faculty for geochemistry students through
Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry. PhD degree students
interviews and placement examinations at the beginning of
must take the three core courses CHGC503, CHGC504,
the student’s first semester of graduate work.
CHGN503, the one hour laboratory course, and two courses
selected from the previous list.
Prerequisites:
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves
The candidate for an advanced degree in applied
the number of course and research credits required for
chemistry should have completed an undergraduate program
graduation, as well as the specific courses beyond the above
which is essentially equivalent to that required at Colorado
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requirements. The PhD in Geochemistry requires a
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
minimum of 72 credit hours, of which at least 24 hours must
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
be research credit. Normally at least 48 hours of course
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
credits are required, of which 24 hours of course credit may
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
be transferred from a previous graduate degree upon
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN401 or consent
approval of the dissertation committee. Research credits
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
may not be transferred from a previous degree program.
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II)
Fields of Research:
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
Heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry.
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
Organic and analytical chemistry of hydrocarbon fuels;
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
environmental analytical chemistry of organic com-
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
pounds; coordination chemistry with organic ligands.
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry; bonding
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
and symmetry; chemistry of materials; use of computers
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
in chemistry.
semester hours.
Applied aspects of trace element, environmental, and
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
aqueous geochemistry.
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 hour credit.
Applications of soil gas to petroleum and mineral explora-
tion and environmental problems; water quality and
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I)
modeling of biogeochemical processes in constructed
Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-
wetlands used for treatment of acid drainage; sampling
amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and
design in large-scale environmental studies.
saccharides- their structure, chemistry, biological function,
and biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a
Environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry of aquatic
biological unit of organization. Discussion of classical
and terrestrial environment, stable isotope geochemistry.
genetics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis.
Peat and humic substances; analytical chemistry. Geochem-
Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
istry of igneous rocks; associated ore deposits.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Polymer synthesis and characterization, thermal stability,
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
thermal degradation mechanisms of polymers; mass
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
spectroscopy; chemometrics and chromatography.
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and
Development and evaluation of teaching methods that foster
statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
higher-level thinking abilities.
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
Chemistry and geochemistry of pollutant organics in
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
aqueous systems; chemical and physical transformations
Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
of such pollutants; surface interactions in aqueous
lecture, 3 semester hours.
systems.
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II)
Theory and simulation of complex materials including
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN402. 3 hours lecture; 3
polymers and powders, complex fluids, phase equilibria,
credit hours.
controlled self-assembly.
Separations; field flow fractionation; polymer, colloid, and
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION (S)
particulate characterization; new separation surfaces.
Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-
temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-line,
Computational methods for design of materials.
and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of inorganic and
CHGN341. 6-week summer field session; 6 credit hours.
organometallic complexes with regard to bonding,
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S)
structure, and catalysis.
Individual research project under direction of a member of
Description of Courses
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
chemistry curriculum through the junior year or permission
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
of the department head. 1-6 credit hours.
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship
stereochemistry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination
experience with an industrial, academic, or governmental
chemistry and ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341
host supervised by a Departmental faculty member.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through
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the junior year or permission of the department head. 1-6
of analytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data.
credit hours.
Manipulation of real substances; sampling, storage,
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
decomposition or dissolution, and analysis. Detailed
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor and
treatment of chemical equilibrium as related to precipitation,
students. Prerequisite: Consent of head of department. 1 to 3
acid-base, complexation and redox titrations. Potentiometry
semester hours.
and UV-visible absorption spectrophotometry. Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN499. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH(I, II)
Individual investigational problems under the direction of
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
members of the chemistry staff. Written report on research
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods;
required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of head of
emphasis on instrumentation and application to analytical
department. 1 to 3 semester hours.
chemistry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectros-
copy, infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphores-
Graduate Courses
cence, Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission
The following courses are offered at the graduate level.
spectroscopy, flame methods, nephelometry and turbidim-
They will be given if sufficient qualified students register.
etry, reflectance methods, Fourier transform methods in
Some 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
spectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning
the permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
in the Graduate School. Geochemistry courses are listed
CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS (II) Survey of
after Chemistry courses.
separation methods, thermodynamics of phase equilibria,
Chemistry Courses
thermodynamics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types
CHGN502. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF METALS (II)
of chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone
Detailed examination of topics such as ligand field theory,
refining, use of inclusion compounds for separation,
reaction mechanisms, chemical bonding, and structure of
application of separation technology for determining
inorganic compounds. Emphasis is placed on the correla-
physical constants, e.g., stability constants of complexes.
tions of the chemical reactions of the elements with periodic
Prerequisite: CHGN507 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
trends and reactivities. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN515/MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN
CHGN503. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (I)
MATERIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories
Quantum chemistry of classical systems. Principles of
and calculations and their applications to solids of interest to
chemical thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics with
materials science. The relationship between a material’s
statistical calculation of thermodynamic properties. Theories
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
of chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 4
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
CHGN504. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (II)
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3
Application of quantum chemistry, thermodynamics,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
statistical mechanics and kinetics to the solid, liquid and gas
CHGN523/MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
states. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2
Dependence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and
semester hours. Offered alternate years.
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
CHGN505. ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISMS (I)
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conduc-
Detailed discussion of the more important mechanisms of
tors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
organic reaction. Structural effects and reactivity. The
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
application of reaction mechanisms to synthesis and
CHGN536/MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYN-
structure proof. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
THESIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
macromolecules. Various methods of polymerization will be
CHGN506. CHEMICAL BONDING THEORY (I)
discussed with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the
Theoretical basis of bonding with emphasis on molecular
syntheses of different classes of organic and inorganic
orbital approach. Pi electron energy calculations. Spectra of
polymers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530
conjugated systems. Acid-base equilibria. Prerequisite:
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (I, II) Required
Offered alternate years.
for all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I)
chemistry and geochemistry. M.S. students must register for
Review of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature
the course during each semester of residency. Ph.D. students
must register each semester until a grade is received
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satisfying the prerequisites for CHGN660. Presentation of a
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
graded nonthesis seminar and attendance at all departmental
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
seminars are required. Prerequisite: Graduate student status.
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
1 semester hour.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN580/MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
molecular structure determination of minerals, inorganic and
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
organometallic compounds. Topics include the heavy atom
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
method, data collection by moving film techniques and by
CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (I, II) Required
diffractometers, Fourier methods, interpretation of Patterson
of all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or
maps, refinement methods, direct methods. Prerequisite:
geochemistry. Students must register for this course each
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester after completing CHGN560. Presentation of a
Offered alternate years.
graded nonthesis seminar and attendance at all department
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY (I) Introduction to
seminars are required. Prerequisite: CHGN560 or equiva-
theory and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode potentials,
lent. 1 semester hour.
reversible and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic
CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
attraction theory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases,
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
mechanisms and fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite:
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Offered alternate years.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN583/MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICA-
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
TIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II)
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Instrumental techniques for the characterization of surfaces
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
of solid materials; Applications of such techniques to
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
polymers, corrosion, metallurgy, adhesion science, micro-
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
electronics. Methods of analysis discussed: x-ray photoelec-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tron spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy
(AES), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary ion
CHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
mass spectrometry (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervi-
(RBS), scanning and transmission electron microscopy
sion of the graduate student’s thesis committee. Required of
(SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive x-ray
all candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6
analysis; principles of these methods, quantification,
semester hours upon completion of thesis.
instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in
CHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHI-
Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or
LOSOPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the supervision of the graduate student’s thesis committee.
CHGN584/ChEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
Required of all candidates for the degree of Doctor of
(II) The basic principles involved in the preparation,
Philosophy. 30 semester hours.
characterization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and
CHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
homogeneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
kinetics, promoters, poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
base catalysis and soluble transition metal complexes.
student’s faculty advisor.
Examples of important industrial applications are given.
Prerequisite: CHGN222 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
CHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
lecture; 3 semester hours.
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS (II) Study of kinetic
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
phenomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted to
student’s faculty advisor.
various theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACH-
alternate years.
ING Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking.
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
Effective design, delivery, and assessment of college courses
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
or presentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
of instructor. 2 semester hours.
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Geochemistry Courses
and gas source potential will be discussed. Laboratory
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I) A
exercises will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-
comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and
source rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite:
principles of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough
CHGN221, GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours
overview of the related principles of thermodynamics.
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
Topics covered include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and
years.
solar system, chemical bonding, mineral chemistry,
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND
elemental distributions and geochemical cycles, chemical
GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air,
equilibrium and kinetics, isotope systematics, and organic
water and the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of
and biogeochemistry. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry,
elements and constituents of environmental interest. Plant
mineralogy and petrology, or consent of instructor. 4 hours
composition, animal and human health in relation to the
lecture, 4 semester hours.
natural environment. Acid deposition and other processes
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II)
affecting water quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel
Sampling of natural earth materials including rocks, soils,
processing. Sampling design in large scale environmental
sediments, and waters. Preparation of naturally heteroge-
studies. Prerequisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and
neous materials, digestions, and partial chemical extractions.
ESGN501. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Principles of instrumental analysis including atomic
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
spectroscopy, mass separations, and chromatography.
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
Quality assurance and quality control. Interpretation and
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
assessment of geochemical data using statistical methods.
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geochemistry or
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants.
environmental science and engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2
Prerequisites: A course in organic chemistry and
semester hours.
CHGN503, Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent,
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
properties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculations and
ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic funda-
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-
mentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
mineral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
natural aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange
micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
equilibria between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace
genetics, growth and diversity; microbial interactions with
elements and complexation in aqueous systems. Application
plants, animals, and other microbes. Additional topics
of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light
covered will include various aspects of environmental
stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous
microbiology such as global biogeochemical cycles,
systems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent
bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I) An
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
mineralogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
freshwater habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
Offered alternate years.
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
GEOMICROBIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
understanding of the role of living things, particularly
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
microorganisms, in the shaping of the earth. Among the
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
subjects will be the aspects of living processes, chemical
coal and other carbonaceous matter will be studied.
composition and characteristics of biological material,
Principal analytical techniques used for the characterization
origin of life, role of microorganisms in weathering of rocks
of organic matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil
and the early diagenesis of sediments, and the origin of
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petroleum, oil shale, and coal. Prerequisite: Consent of
Economics and Business
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMIS-
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
TRY (II) A study of the principles of geochronology and
R.E.D. WOOLSEY, Professor
stable isotope distributions with an emphasis on the
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
application of these principles to important case studies in
WADE E. MARTIN, Associate Professor
igneous petrology and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th,
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
and Pb isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur
JANIS M. CAREY, Assistant Professor
isotopes, and carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite:
SHEKHAR JAYANTHI, Assistant Professor
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
Offered alternate years.
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
LUIS SOSA, Assistant Professor
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
JAMES M. OTTO, Research Professor/Director
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Global Resources Policy & Management
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical and microbiological
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
JOHN STERMOLE, Instructor
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
DAVID E. FLETCHER, Professor Emeritus
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
ALFRED PETRICK, Jr., Professor Emeritus
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
ODED RUDAWSKY, Professor Emeritus
exploration, contaminant mapping and global climate
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
change. Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and
JOHN CORDES, Associate Professor Emeritus
ESGN501, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
JOHN E. TILTON, William J. Coulter Professor Emeritus
semester hours.
Degrees Offered:
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
Master of Science (Mineral Economics)
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
Doctor of Philosophy (Mineral Economics)
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
Masters of Science (Engineering and Technology
topic may be continued through later semesters and
Management)
additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
tor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Mineral Economics Program Description:
The Division of Economics & Business offers graduate
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND
programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral
SEDIMENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study
Economics. Course work and research in the Mineral
of a specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary
Economics degrees emphasize the application of economic
geochemistry under the direction of a member of the staff.
principles and business methods to mineral, energy, and
Work on the same or a different topic may be continued
related environmental and technological issues.
through later semesters and additional credits earned.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Students in the Mineral Economics Program select from
one of two areas of degree specialization: Economics and
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND
Public Policy (E&PP) or Quantitative Business Methods/
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific
Operations Research (QBM/OR). The E&PP specialization
topic in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemis-
focuses on the optimal use of scarce energy and mineral
try under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
resources with a global perspective. It provides institutional
same or a different topic may be continued through later
knowledge coupled with economics, mathematical and
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
statistical tools to analyze and understand how the world of
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
energy and minerals works to guide and shape industry
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC
change. The QBM/OR specialization emphasizes the
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
application of quantitative business methods as they apply
in the area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of
to risk and financial management, project evaluation and
a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
decision making and the use of operations research
may be continued through later semesters and additional
techniques for optimization and managerial decision-making
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
in a variety of business environments.
semester hours.
Mineral Economics Program Requirements:
M.S. Degree. Students may choose from either the thesis
or non-thesis option in the Master of Science (M.S.)
Program. Each student takes a set of core courses that
includes managerial microeconomics, macroeconomics,
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econometrics, natural resource economics, and mathematical
2. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530),
economics. These 15 credit hours of core courses provide
and
the student with the foundational tools to conduct economic
3. One semester of college-level Calculus (MACS111).
and investment analysis. Students then select 12 hours of
A student not demonstrating satisfactory standing in
courses from their Areas of Specialization (E&PP or QBM/
these areas may be accepted; however, s/he will need to
OR) and nine hours of elective courses. Thesis students
complete the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that
select 9 hours of courses from their specialization and
require these subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly
complete 12 credit hours of a Master’s level thesis under the
suggested that students complete any deficiencies prior to
direct supervision of the student’s faculty advisor.
enrolling in graduate degree course work.
Thesis students are required to complete at least 9 hours
Required Curriculum for Mineral Economics:
in their area of specialization. Non-thesis M.S. students
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral Economics are
complete their 36 semester hours curriculum plan by
required to take a set of core courses that provide basic tools
choosing at least an additional nine hours of elective courses
for the more advanced and specialized courses in the
from the Division, other departments on the CSM campus,
program. These courses are
or courses at surrounding universities. Thesis students are
required to complete 12 credit hours of thesis credit (EBGN
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics (M.S. and Ph.D. core)
701) and complete a Master’s level thesis under the direct
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.
supervision of the student’s faculty advisor.
core)
Ph.D. Degree. The Division offers a Ph.D. program for a
EBGN511 Microeconomics (M.S. and Ph.D. core)
select group of very promising applicants. The program
EBGN512 Macroeconomics (M.S. and Ph.D. core)
aims to be distinctive not only by providing sound training
EBGN590 Econometrics & Forecasting (M.S. and Ph.D.
in the theory and methodology of the student’s chosen field,
core)
but also by training students to perform applied research of
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics (Ph.D. core only)
relevance to both practitioners and academics. The doctoral
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics (Ph.D. core only)
student may also select one of the two areas of specializa-
EBGN695 Research Philosophy (Ph.D. core only)
tion (E&PP or QBM/OR) and the student, along with their
Areas of Specialization for Mineral Economics:
advisory committee, develops a customized curriculum to fit
M.S. (non thesis) and Ph.D. students are required to
the student’s needs. The Ph.D. in mineral economics
complete at least 12 semester hours in one of the following
requires a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours (course
two fields of specialization, Economics & Public Policy
work and research combined) beyond the bachelor’s degree.
(E&PP) or Quantitative Business Methods/Operations
Included in these 72 hours are 48 hours of approved
Research (QBM/OR).
graduate course work, plus 24 hours of thesis credit,
Economics & Public Policy
completion of a satisfactory doctoral thesis and successful
oral defense of this thesis.
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics (only counts for M.S.
specialization1)
Prerequisites for the Mineral Economics
and 9 credit hours from the following field courses:
Programs:
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
Applications for graduate admission are considered at
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
any time. A complete application package consists of a
EBGN536 Mineral Policies & International Investment
CSM Graduate School Application for Admission, test
scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE,
EBGN541 International Trade
www.gre.org) or the Graduate Management Admission Test
EBGN542 Economic Development
(GMAT, gmat-mba-prep.com), transcripts from the
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
applicant’s undergraduate degree granting institution, letters
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
of reference, and the applicant’s statement of purpose.
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics (only counts for M.S.
International students, whose native language is not English,
specialization1)
except for those with degrees from English-speaking
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
universities, must submit scores from the Test of English as
a Foreign Language (TOEFL, www.toefl.org) or the
EBGN505 Financial/Managerial Accounting
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS,
and 9 credit hours from the following field courses:
www.ielts.org).
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
Methods
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
EBGN513 Industrial Psychology
EBGN525 Introduction to Operations Research
1. Principles of Economics (EBGN211, EBGN311, or
EBGN312),
EBGN526 Manufacturing Management
EBGN528 Simulation
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EBGN545 Corporate Finance
Institut Français du Petrole (IFP) in Petroleum
EBGN546 Investments & Portfolio Management
Economics and Management or
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
College of Law at the University of Denver in Natural
EBGN554 Integer Programming
Resource Law
EBGN555 Linear Programming
Engineering and Technology Management
EBGN556 Network Models
Program Description:
EBGN558 Geometric Programming
The Division also offers an M.S. degree in Engineering
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
and Technology Management (ETM). The ETM degree
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
program is designed to integrate the technical elements of
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation
engineering practice with the managerial perspective of
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
modern engineering and technology management. The
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics (only counts for M.S.
major focus is on the business and management principles
specialization1)
related to this integration. The ETM Program provides the
analytical tools and managerial perspective needed to
The Ph.D. in Mineral Economics
effectively function in a highly competitive and technologi-
The Ph.D. in mineral economics requires a minimum of
cally complex business economy.
72 graduate credit hours (course work and research
combined) beyond the bachelor’s degree. Included in these
Students in the ETM Program select from one of the two
72 hours are 48 hours of approved graduate course work,
areas of degree specialization: Quantitative Decision
plus 24 hours of thesis credit and completion of a satisfac-
Methods/Operations Research (QDM/OR) or Strategy and
tory doctoral thesis on energy, minerals, or related environ-
Organization (S&O). The QDM/OR specialization
mental or technological issues and successful oral defense of
emphasizes valuable techniques for managing large
this thesis. The student’s faculty advisor and the Doctoral
engineering and technical projects effectively and effi-
Thesis Committee must approve the student’s program of
ciently. In addition, special emphasis is given to advanced
study and the topic for the thesis. Students who enter the
operations research and optimization techniques applicable
Ph.D. program may transfer up to 24 graduate credit hours
to a wide array of business and engineering problems. The
from another institution toward the CSM doctorate. The
S&O specialization is designed to teach the correct match
student must have achieved a grade of B or better in these
between organizational strategies and structures to maximize
courses and the transfer must be approved by the student’s
the competitive power of technology.
Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Division Director.
Engineering and Technology Management
Qualifying and Comprehensive Examinations:
Program Requirements:
Students may choose from either the thesis or non-thesis
Students must pass a qualifying examination to become a
option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program. Each
candidate for the Ph.D. degree. The qualifying exam is
student takes a set of core courses that includes industrial
offered once a year and is administered by the Division
accounting, economics and decision making, managing in
qualifier committee. This exam is designed to test the
technical companies, operations research methods, financial
student’s competence in the following core courses:
management, and the ETM capstone course. These 18 credit
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
hours of core courses provide a strong foundational
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
perspective in best business practices. Non-thesis students
EBGN511 Microeconomics
then select 9 hours of courses from their Specialization
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
Track (QDM/OR or S&O) and 9 hours of elective courses.
EBGN590 Econometrics & Forecasting
Note that current and recent CSM undergraduates may
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
double count up to 6 hours from their undergraduate courses
towards this elective credit. Thesis students select 6 hours
In addition, the qualifier committee will provide a
from their specialization track and complete 12 credit hours
reading list of additional and/or advanced related topics that
of a Master’s level thesis under the direct supervision of the
are also subject to examination during the qualifying exam.
student’s faculty advisor.
The Ph.D. student is also required to complete a written
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree Engineering
and oral comprehensive examination. This exam is prepared
and Technology Management
and administered by the student’s thesis committee and
Thesis and non-thesis students take the following 18
generally relates to the student’s thesis topic and the
hours of core courses:
student’s minor field.
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
Joint Degrees:
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees may be combined in two
possible joint degree programs with
EBGN520 Managing in Technical Companies
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EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, http://
EBGN545 Corporate FInance
www.toefl.org) or the International English Language
EBGN585 Engineering and Technology Management
Testing Service (IELTS, http://www.ielts.org).
Capstone
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
Areas of Specialization:
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
Non-thesis M.S. students are required to complete at
(1) Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530),
least 9 hours in one of the following two fields of specializa-
and
tion, Quantitative Decision Methods/Operations Research
(2) Engineering Economics (EBGN421).
(QDM/OR) or Strategy and Organization (S&O). Thesis
A student not demonstrating satisfactory standing in
students are required to complete at least 6 hours in their
these areas may be accepted; however, he or she will need to
area of specialization.
complete the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that
Quantitative Decision Methods/Operations Research:
require these subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly
EBGN526 Manufacturing Management
suggested that students complete any deficiencies prior to
EBGN528 Simulation
enrolling in graduate degree course work.
EBGN553 Project Management
Fields of Research:
EBGN554 Integer Programming
The faculty applies a wide variety of economic and
EBGN555 Linear Programming
business analytical tools to the study of energy, minerals and
EBGN556 Network Models
related environmental and technological issues. They
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
include those of international trade, resource, economics,
environmental economics, industrial organization, metal
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
market analysis, energy economics, applied micro-econom-
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
ics, applied econometrics, management theory and practice,
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
finance and investment analysis, exploration economics,
Strategy and Organization:
decision analysis, utility theory, and corporate risk policy.
EBGN553 Project Management
Description of Courses
EBGN563 Management of Technology
Graduate Courses
EBGN564 Strategy of Product Development
500- and 600-level courses are open to qualified seniors
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology-Based Companies
with the permission of the department and Dean of Graduate
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
Studies and Research.
EBGN567 Business Law and Technology
EBGN504 ECONOMIC EVALUATION & INVESTMENT
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
DECISION METHODS Time value of money concepts of
EGGN498 Inventing, Patenting & Licensing
present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate of return and
Non-thesis M.S. students complete their 36 semester
break-even analysis are applied to after-tax economic
hour curriculum plan by choosing at least an additional nine
analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
hours of elective courses from the Division, other depart-
Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1) inflation
ments on the CSM campus, or courses at surrounding
and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk
universities. Thesis students are required to complete 12
adjustment of analyses using expected value concepts, and
credit hours of thesis credit and complete a Master’s level
(4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses and service
under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advisor.
producing alternatives. Case study analysis of a mineral or
petroleum investment situation required is in a formal
Prerequisites for the Engineering and Technology
report.
Management Programs:
EBGN505 INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING Concepts from
Applications for graduate admission are considered at
both financial and managerial accounting. Preparation and
any time. A complete application package consists of a
interpretation of financial statements and the use of this
CSM Graduate School Application for Admission, tran-
financial information in evaluation and control of the
scripts from the applicant’s undergraduate degree granting
organization. Managerial concepts include the use of
institution, letters of reference, and the applicant’s statement
accounting information in the development and implementa-
of purpose, and test scores from the Graduate Record Exam
tion of a successful global corporate strategy, and how
(GRE, http://www.gre.org) or the Graduate Management
control systems enhance the planning process.
Admission Test (GMAT, http://gmat-mba-prep.com).
Current or recent CSM undergraduates are not required to
EBGN509 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS This course
submit GRE or GMAT scores. International students, whose
reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer
native language is not English, except for those with degrees
tools that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral
from English-speaking universities, must submit scores from
Economics. It includes topics from differential and integral
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calculus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix
that influence management decisions and ultimately
algebra; difference equations; and linear, mathematical and
corporate performance. Macroeconomic issues such as
dynamic programming. It shows how these tools are
interest rates, economic policy, business cycles, and the
applied in an economic and business context with applica-
financial system would be covered. Microeconomic issues
tions taken from the mineral and energy industries. It
include input demand and supply, industry sectors, market
requires both analytical as well as computer solutions using
structure, and externalities.
Excel, Mathematica, Eviews, Gams, and SAS. At the end of
EBGN 520 MANAGING IN TECHNICAL COMPANIES
the course you will be able to appreciate and apply math-
An organizational behavior (OB) course with a special
ematics for better personal, economic and business decision
emphasis on OB issues within the technical organization. It
making. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN3112; or permis-
provides an overview of the various perspectives from
sion of instructor.
which individual, group, and organization behavior can be
EBGN 510 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS The
studied. An emphasis on the developments of the concepts,
threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity
insights, and skills needed to effectively manage diverse
analysis and the problem of mineral market instability;
individuals through a variety of situations in technical
cartels and nature of mineral pricing; the environment;
organizations.
government involvement; and mineral policy issues;
EBGN525 OPERATIONS RESEARCH METHODS This
international mineral trade. This course is designed for
survey course is designed as an introduction to computa-
entering students in mineral economics. Prerequisites:
tional modeling in operations research. In addition to
EBGN3112 or permission of instructor.
problem formulation, students will use Excel to solve both
EBGN511 MANAGERIAL MICROECONOMICS The first
deterministic optimization problems (i.e., linear programs,
of two courses dealing with applied economic theory. This
network problems, integer programs, and nonlinear
part concentrates on the behavior of individual segments of
programs), and to evaluate stochastic scenarios (i.e., those
the economy, the theory of consumer behavior and demand,
formulated with simulations or queuing models). Determin-
the theory of production and costs, duality, welfare
istic and stochastic inventory models will also be addressed.
measures, price and output level determination by business
EBGN526 MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT Topics
firms, and the structure of product and input markets.
to be covered include forecasting, inventory management,
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN3112 and pre/co-requisite
material requirements planning, aggregate planning,
EBGN509; or permission of instructor.
capacity planning, and facility layout. Special emphasis will
EBGN512 MACROECONOMICS The development of
be placed on the role of uncertainty and methods for dealing
macroeconomic models to determine the equilibrium level
with it. Prerequisites: MACS530,3 EBGN525; or permis-
of inflation, interest rates, unemployment and other basic
sion of instructor.
macroeconomic variables. The impact of government fiscal
EBGN528 SIMULATION Advanced study of simulation
and monetary policy on these variables and the business
techniques for modeling complex queuing systems, such as
cycle, with particular attention to the effects on the mineral
production lines, computer systems, harbors and airports.
industry. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN3112 and pre/co-
Topics include random number and variate generation,
requisite EBGN509; or permission of instructor.
Monte Carlo techniques, using a computer simulation
EBGN513 SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
language, experimental design, and variance reduction.
Early experimentation with small group dynamics relative to
Prerequisites: MACS5303 or permission of instructor.
economic incentive will be first presented. Hawthorne
EBGN530 ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL EN-
experiments, experiments of Asch on perception, analysis of
ERGY MARKETS Application of economic models to
case studies of work productivity in minerals, process, and
understand markets for oil, gas, coal, electricity, and
manufacturing industries. Review of work of F. W. Taylor,
renewable energy resources. Models, modeling techniques,
McGregor, and others in terms of optimum working
and issues included in the course are supply and demand,
conditions relative to wage and fringe benefits. This course
market structure, transportation models, game theory,
has, as its primary aim, the equipping of a future consultant
futures markets, environmental issues, energy policy, energy
to deal with socio-economic, behavioral, psychological, and
regulation, input/output models, energy conservation, and
political problems in the workplace. This course teaches the
dynamic optimization. The emphasis in the course is on the
survival, report writing, and presentation skills along with
development of appropriate models and their application to
cultural awareness needed for success in the real interna-
current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: MACS111
tional business world. Format is case studies, reported and
and EBGN311,2 or permission of instructor. Recommended:
presented.
EBGN509.
EBGN 515 ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING
EBGN535 ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
Designed to provide an understanding of the macro- and
MARKETS Metal supply from main product, by-product,
micro-economic forces, both domestic and international,
and secondary production. Metal demand and intensity of
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use analysis. Market organization and price formation.
techniques and trading strategies for stocks, bonds, and
Public policy, comparative advantage, and international
derivative securities. This includes the mean-variance
metal trade. Metals and economic development in the
efficient portfolio theory, the arbitrage pricing theory, bond
developing countries and former centrally planned econo-
portfolio management, investment management functions
mies. Environmental policy and mining and mineral
and policies, and portfolio performance evaluation.
processing. Students prepare and present a major research
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN3112, EBGN545,
paper. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311,2 EBGN510,
EBGN5054, or permission of instructor. Recommended:
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
EBGN509, EBGN511.
EBGN536 MINERAL POLICIES AND INTERNATIONAL
EBGN547 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Analysis
INVESTMENT Identification and evaluation of interna-
of the sources, causes and effects of risks associated with
tional mineral investment policies and company responses
holding, operating and managing assets by individuals and
using economic, business and legal concepts. Assessment
organizations; evaluation of the need and importance of
of policy issues in light of stakeholder interests and needs.
managing these risks; and discussion of the methods
Theoretical issues are introduced and then applied to case
employed and the instruments utilized to achieve risk
studies, policy drafting, and negotiation exercises to assure
shifting objectives. The course concentrates on the use of
both conceptual and practical understanding of the issues.
derivative assets in the risk management process. These
Special attention is given to the formation of national
derivatives include futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps,
policies and corporate decision making concerning fiscal
collars and floors. Exposure to market and credit risks will
regimes, project financing, environmental protection, land
be explored and ways of handling them will be reviewed
use and local community concerns and the content of
and critiqued through analysis of case studies from the
exploration and extraction agreements. Prerequisite:
mineral and energy industries. Prerequisites: MACS111,
permission of instructor.
EBGN311,2 EBGN505; EBGN545 or EBGN546; or
EBGN541 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Theories and
permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN509,
evidence on international trade and development. Determi-
EBGN511.
nants of static and dynamic comparative advantage. The
EBGN 553 PROJECT MANAGEMENT Management
arguments for and against free trade. Economic develop-
issues surrounding large scale projects including develop-
ment in non-industrialized countries. Sectoral development
ment of new products and processes, design and construc-
policies and industrialization. The special problems and
tion of new manufacturing facilities and development of
opportunities created by extensive mineral resource
infrastructure for public or private agencies. Recently, many
endowments. The impact of value-added processing and
projects have performed well below expectations and
export diversification on development. Prerequisites:
serious cost and schedule overruns are common. As a result,
MACS111 EBGN311,2 EBGN509, EBGN511; or permis-
there is a need for more effective design, planning and
sion of instructor.
control of projects. The objective of this course is to provide
EBGN542 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Role of energy
students with up to date management concepts and tools so
and minerals in the development process. Sectoral policies
that they are better prepared to succeed as project managers.
and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special
Topics include analysis and evaluation of projects, risk
attention to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse
analysis, organization of project teams, project scheduling,
effects, downstream processing, and diversification.
cost estimation and project control.
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311,2 EBGN509,
EBGN554 ECONOMIC MODELING WITH INTEGER
EBGN511, EBGN512; or permission of instructor.
PROGRAMMING Survey of economic modeling formula-
EBGN545 CORPORATE FINANCE The fundamentals of
tion using methods of integer and mixed-integer program-
corporate finance as they pertain to the valuation of
ming. Survey of application-oriented integer programming
investments, firms, and the securities they issue. Included
methods. Course emphasis will be on the formulation and
are the relevant theories associated with capital budgeting,
solution of capital budgeting, capital allocation, distribution
financing decisions, and dividend policy. This course
and personnel problems, and production planning problems.
provides an in-depth study of the theory and practice of
Application examples provided for mineral resource,
corporate financial management including a study of the
manufacturing, production, processing, and marketing.
firm’s objectives, investment decisions, long-term financing
Course will concentrate on formulation methods using case
decisions, and working capital management. Prerequisites:
studies and examples from the mineral and other industries.
EBGN505 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
EBGN546 INVESTMENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGE-
EBGN555 LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course
MENT The environment and process of investment in
introduces the fundamentals of linear programming.
theory and practice, providing a comprehensive understand-
Theoretical concepts include a review of linear algebra,
ing of the dynamics of securities markets, valuation
linear programs in standard form, the Simplex method (an
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important linear programming algorithm), complementary
forecasting, inventory management, materials planning and
slackness conditions, duality theory, and sensitivity analysis.
control, information systems, supplier management,
An alternate linear programming algorithm, the Interior
transportation/logistics, and customer service. Supply chain
Point method, may be introduced, as time permits. The
management provides a systems approach to the manage-
course will stress model formulations, i.e., modeling real-
ment of flow of information, materials, and services through
world problems as linear programs, and the solution of such
the various elements of the supply chain consisting of
problems with a computer. These model formulations will
suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers.
include examples in the mining, minerals, transportation,
Therefore, the management of the supply chain involves
production, and military sectors. Prerequisites: MACS111,
taking a process-based approach that facilitates the integra-
EBGN509 or MACS332; or permission of instructor.
tion and co-ordination of the various links in the value
EBGN556 NETWORK MODELS This course introduces
chain. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
network models, a special case of linear programming
EBGN560 DECISION ANALYSIS Introduction to the
problems. Minimum spanning tree, shortest path, maximum
science of decision making and risk theory. Application of
flow, and minimum cost flow problems are addressed, along
decision analysis and utility theory to the analysis of
with a representative algorithm (e.g., Kruskal’s algorithm,
strategic decision problems. Focuses on the application of
Dijkstra’s algorithm, the shortest augmenting path algo-
quantitative methods to business problems characterized by
rithm, and the Network Simplex algorithm, respectively).
risk and uncertainty. Choice problems such as decisions
Other network models are introduced, e.g., transportation
concerning major capital investments, corporate acquisi-
and assignment models, as well as combinatorial problems
tions, new product introductions, and choices among
(e.g., Chinese postman problem, traveling salesman
alternative technologies are conceptualized and structured
problem). Finally, attention is given to cases in which
using the concepts introduced in this course. Prerequisites:
network models lose their special structure (e.g., networks
EBGN5045 or permission of instructor.
with side constraints, multicommodity flow problems).
EBGN 563 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY This
Model formulation is emphasized, as is the solution of these
course examines factors in the firm’s external environment
models with the computer. Applications are taken from the
essential to managing technology. It considers the techno-
mining, energy, and minerals sectors, as well as from other
logical innovation process in the context of international
arenas, e.g., transportation, production, and military
competitiveness and discusses the various roles of govern-
operations. Prerequisite: EBGN555 or permission of
ments. Management of Technology develops skills in
instructor.
acquiring and interpreting information about the environ-
EBGN 557 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZA-
ment to facilitate technology management. Topics consid-
TION As an advanced course in optimization, this course
ered in the course include industrial competitiveness and
will address computational performance of linear and linear-
technological innovation, roles of government, and
integer optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art
understanding the external environment for technological
hardware and software, will introduce solution techniques
development and management Prerequisite: Permission of
for “difficult” optimization problems. We will discuss such
instructor.
methodologies applied to the monolith (e.g., branch-and-
EBGN 564 STRATEGY OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
bound and its variations, cutting planes, strong formula-
Product management is an interdisciplinary course drawing
tions), as well as decomposition and reformulation tech-
ideas and concepts from various fields such as marketing,
niques (e.g., Lagrangian relaxation, Benders decomposition,
operations management, corporate strategy, and statistics.
column generation). Additional special topics may be
We will consider the theories and principles underlying the
introduced, as time permits. Prerequisite: Permission of
new product development process as well as those underly-
instructor
ing brand management. Both qualitative and quantitative
EBGN558 ECONOMIC & ENGINEERING APPLICA-
aspects of product management will be covered in this
TIONS OF GEOMETRIC PROGRAMMING Kuhn-Tucker-
course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Karush conditions for optimality. Formulation of mathemati-
EBGN 565 MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
cal models and solution methods using methods of nonlinear
COMPANIES This class explores concepts and practices
and geometric programming presented. Examples presented
related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment,
defining the relationship of geometric programming to
including the following: the defining characteristics of high-
general nonlinear economic models and engineering design.
technology industries; different types and patterns of
Course is strictly applications-oriented, with main emphasis
innovations, and their marketing implications; the need for
on engineering design and engineering economic models.
(and difficulties in) adopting a customer-orientation; tools
Prerequisite: MACS111 or permission of instructor.
used to gather marketing research/intelligence in technol-
EBGN 559 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Supply
ogy-driven industries; use of strategic alliances and
chain management is a relatively new area that integrates
partnerships in marketing technology; adaptations to the “4
many aspects of manufacturing and service operations:
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P’s”; regulatory and ethical considerations in technological
EBGN 585 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
arenas. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE The application of inte-
EBGN566 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
grated organizational planning within the technical function
Introduces concepts related to starting and expanding a
of the industrial enterprise. It would focus on achieving the
technological-based corporation. Presents ideas such as
correct match between organizational strategies and
developing a business and financing plan, role of intellec-
structures to maximize the competitive power of technology.
tual property, and the importance of a good R&D program.
This is a projects-related course designed to bring together
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
knowledge from the core curriculum as well as the student’s
selected area of specialization. Prerequisite: Permission of
EBGN567 BUSINESS LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
instructor.
Computer software and hardware are the most complex and
rapidly developing intellectual creations of modern man.
EBGN590 ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING
Computers provide unprecedented power in accessing and
Ordinary least squares and single equation regression
manipulating data. Computers work in complex systems that
models; two stage least squares and multiple equation
require standardization and compatibility to function. Each
econometric models; specification error, serial correlation,
of these special features has engendered one or more bodies
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive lag and
of law. Complex intellectual creation requires comprehen-
other extensions; applications to mineral commodity
sive intellectual property protection. Computer technology,
markets; hypothesis testing; forecasting with econometric
however, differs fundamentally from previous objects of
models, time series analysis, simulation, and other tech-
intellectual property protection, and thus does not fit easily
niques. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311,2 MACS530.3
into traditional copyright and patent law. This course covers
EBGN598 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
topics that relate to these complex special features of
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
computer and technology Prerequisite: Permission of
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
instructor.
Usually the course is offered only once.
EBGN568 ADVANCED PROJECT ANALYSIS An
EBGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
advanced course in economic analysis that will look at more
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
complex issues associated with valuing investments and
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
projects. Discussion will focus on development and
content, and credit hours.
application of concepts in after-tax environments and look
EBGN610 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECO-
at other criteria and their impact in the decision making and
NOMICS Topics covered include optimal resource use in a
valuation process. Applications to engineering and technol-
dynamic context. The tools used are mathematical program-
ogy aspects will be discussed. Effective presentation of
ming, optimal control, and game theory. Constrained
results will be an important component of the course.
optimization techniques are used to evaluate the impact of
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
capital constraints, exploration activity and environmental
EBGN570 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS The role of
regulations. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530;3
markets and other economic considerations in controlling
EBGN311,2 EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permis-
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource
sion of instructor.
allocation incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in
EBGN611 ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS A second
environmental policy decisions and the associated problems
graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
with measuring benefits and costs. Prerequisites: EBGN509
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics
or permission of instructor.
include consumer theory, production theory and the use of
EBGN575 ADVANCED MINERAL ASSET VALUATION
game theoretic and dynamic optimization tools. Prerequi-
The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in
sites: MACS111, MACS530,3 EBGN311,2 EBGN509,
mineral and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
Principle. The measurement of political risk and its impact
EBGN690 ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS A second
on project value. Extensive use of real cases. Prerequisites:
course in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this
MACS111, EBGN311,2 EBGN504,5 EBGN505,4 EBGN509,
course provides a more theoretical and mathematical
EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
understand of econometrics; matrix algebra is used; model
EBGN580 EXPLORATION ECONOMICS Exploration
construction and hypothesis testing are emphasized rather
planning and decision making for oil, gas, and metallic
than forecasting. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,3
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration
EBGN311,2 EBGN509, EBGN590; or permission of
activity and productivity. Prerequisites: EBGN311,2
instructor. Recommended: EBGN511.
EBGN510; or permission of instructor. Offered when
student demand is sufficient.
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EBGN695 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Lectures
Engineering
provide an overview of methods used in economic research
JOAN P. GOSINK, Professor and Division Director
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
Economics. It includes information on how to carry out
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
research and present research results. Students will be
of Engineering
required to write and present a research paper on energy,
ROBERT H. KING, Professor and Assistant Division Director
minerals, or related environmental and technological issues
MARK A. LINNE, Professor
that will be submitted for publication. It is expected that
PANKAJ SEN, Professor
this paper will lead to a Ph.D. dissertation proposal. This
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, Gerard August Dobelman
course should be taken by all Ph.D. students during spring
Distinguished Professor of Engineering
semester of their second year. It is recommended that a
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
student take their qualifier exam before taking this course
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
and to start thinking about potential dissertation topic areas
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
as they study for their qualifier. This course is also
NING LU, Associate Professor
recommended for students writing Master’s thesis or who
MARK T. LUSK, Associate Professor
want guidance in doing independent research relating to the
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Associate Professor and
economics and business aspects of energy, minerals and
Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs
related environmental and technological topics. Prerequi-
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, Associate Professor
sites: MACS111, MACS530,3 EBGN311,2 EBGN509,
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Associate Professor
EBGN510, EBGN511, EBGN512, EBGN590, EBGN611;
KARL R. NELSON, Associate Professor
or permission of instructor.
TERENCE E. PARKER, Associate Professor
EBGN698 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
Usually the course is offered only once.
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
EBGN699 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Assistant Professor
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
LAXMINARAYAN L. RAJA, Assistant Professor
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
DOUGLAS E. SMITH, Assistant Professor
content, and credit hours.
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
EBGN701 GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
TYRONE VINCENT, Assistant Professor
Preparation of the Master’s thesis under the supervision of
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
the graduate student’s advisory committee.
RON KNOSHAUG, Lecturer
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Instructor
EBGN703 GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHI-
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
LOSOPHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Professor
Notes
Degrees Offered:
1Ph.D. core courses may not be counted in a Ph.D.
Master of Engineering (Engineering Systems)
student’s field of specialization.
Master of Science (Engineering Systems)
2EBGN211 or EBGN312 may be substituted for EBGN311.
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Systems)
3MACS323 may be substituted for MACS530.
4EBGN305 may be substituted for EBGN505.
Program Description:
The Engineering Systems Program offers a graduate
5EBGN421 may be substituted for EBGN504
multidisciplinary education that is at the intersections of the
Graduate students may also take up to 9 credit hours of 400
traditional engineering disciplines. The Engineering
level economics courses. These course descriptions are in
Division’s faculty represents Civil, Electrical, and Mechani-
the Undergraduate Bulletin or at www.econbus.mines.edu
cal Engineering, as well as Engineering Science, with much
of the research occurring at these intersections. It is also
common to pursue education and research that is at
intersections between Engineering and other disciplines.
The program demands academic rigor and depth, yet also
addresses the real-world problems of advanced engineering
and technology. The choice of research topics and course
offerings prepares graduates for a range of industrial or
academic careers.
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Program Requirements:
applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants
M.E. (Engineering Systems) 36 credit hours
from an engineering program at CSM are not required to
M.S. (Engineering Systems)
36 credit hours
submit GRE scores.
Ph.D. (Engineering Systems) 72 credit hours
The Engineering Graduate committee evaluating an
applicant may require that the student take undergraduate
Students must have a faculty supervisor in the Engineer-
remedial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies,
ing Division to direct and monitor their research, and a
which does not count toward the graduate program. The
degree committee to oversee their progress. A Masters
committee will decide whether to recommend to the Dean of
student’s committee must have at least three members, two
Graduate Studies and Research regular or provisional
of whom must be faculty in the Engineering Division. A
admission, and may ask the applicant to come for an
Doctoral student’s committee must have at least five
interview.
members; at least three members must be faculty in the
Engineering Division, and at least one member must be
Required Curriculum:
from the department in which the student is pursuing a
For both Masters and Ph.D. degrees
minor program. Minor programs of at least 12 semester
x EGES 501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
hours, which further the interdisciplinary concept of
x EGES 502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
engineering systems, are required for doctoral students.
x EGES 503 Modern Engineering Design and Manage-
ment
Doctoral students must pass a Preliminary Examination,
x EGES 504/604 Engineering Systems Graduate Collo-
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
quium
research in Engineering Systems. The Preliminary Examina-
tion is based principally on the material in the Engineering
Doctoral students must take a minor program of at least
core courses Advanced Engineering Measurements and
12 semester hours.
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation, as well as
Fields of Research:
relevant undergraduate material. The Preliminary Examina-
Advanced Sensing and Automation
tion is given once per year at the beginning of the Spring
semester. Normally, Ph.D. students will take the preliminary
Projects in this area develop and apply advanced sensing
Examination in their first year, but it must be taken within
and automation research to a variety of engineering
three semesters of entering the program.
systems. Current multidisciplinary projects span
traditional electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering,
Within 18 months after passing the Preliminary Exami-
as well as computer science and other disciplines. A
nation, the Ph.D. student must prepare a written thesis
common thread is the use of signal processing and
proposal and present it formally to the thesis committee and
intelligent control techniques. Current projects encom-
other interested faculty. The Ph.D. Comprehensive Exami-
pass development of machine vision techniques for
nation coincides with the thesis proposal presentation. The
applications in robotics, radar, and medical imaging;
student will be questioned about the proposal, as well as
diagnostics and health monitoring for structures and
other topics within the field of major and minor studies.
systems, fuzzy logic and neural network techniques in
After passing the Comprehensive Examination, the student
decision processing, intelligent biomedical devices;
will be admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D..
augmented reality; and intelligent electric-power-system
At the conclusion of the MS and Ph.D. programs, the
control.
student will be required to make a formal presentation and
Geomechanics and Environmental Geotechnics
defense of his/her thesis research.
The geomechanics and environmental geotechnics area of
Applicants for the Master of Science degree must
study actively explores research subjects in the following
complete 24 semester hours of approved course work and at
fundamental and practical fronts: computational
least 12 hours of thesis research. The credit-hour require-
numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics,
ment is the same for the Master of Engineering degree, but
stochastic finite element modeling of heterogeneous
the thesis is exchanged for a design of development report
soils, experimental and theoretical investigation on
on a comprehensive engineering project.
coupled phenomenon in expansive geomaterials, coupled
Prerequisites:
fluid and chemical transport in partially saturated soils,
The requirements for admission for the M.E., M.S., and
and discrete element modeling of particulate systems.
Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Systems are a baccalaureate
Mechanics and Materials
degree in engineering, a physical science, or math from an
Research projects in mechanics and materials focus on the
ABET-accredited program or equivalent four-year engineer-
static and dynamic behavior of solids and emphasize the
ing program, with a grade-point average over 3.0/4.0;
coupling among the thermal, mechanical, kinematic and
Graduate Record Examination scores of 600 (analytical) and
kinetic character of materials. Investigations draw form
700 (quantitative); and a TOEFL score of 550 or higher for
the basic physical sciences, applied mathematics,
computational mechanics, and materials engineering.
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Current projects consider the flow and compaction of
material processing using chemically reacting flow. An
granular materials, fracture phenomena, phase transitions
important research emphasis is in optical diagnostics to
and recrystallization, bridging of length scales, the
measure composition and flow fields, including real-time
properties of material interfaces, and the effect of
process sensors. Another important research area is
mechanical loading on the transport properties of multi-
modeling and simulation, especially for complex
phase materials. Researchers in this group typically
chemically reacting flows. An application here is the
investigate basic physical issues through the develop-
design and control of processes for the manufacture of
ment and use of sophisticated numerical simulations and
electronic thin films by chemical vapor deposition.
experimental studies.
Description of Courses
Power System
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
Curriculum and research projects in the power-engineering
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
program are directly linked to the activities of the CSM
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
National Science Foundation research center for
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic
(ACEPS). Arizona State University, Purdue University,
manipulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, percep-
and Wichita State University are member institutions in
tion of the environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning
ACEPS. Research projects of this center directly
about the environment to identify obstacles and guidance
impacting the utility industry include intelligent
path features and adaptively controlling and monitoring the
substation diagnostics and predictive maintenance;
vehicle health. A lesser emphasis is placed on robot
advanced automatic generation control; new sensors for
manipulator kinematics, dynamics, and force and tactile
real-time NOx control; optical fiber-based in-situ sensor
sensing. Surveys manipulator and intelligent mobile robotics
for health assessment of high voltage transformer;
research and development. Introduces principles and
electro-magneto-acoustic transducers for monitoring of
concepts of guidance, position, and force sensing; vision
transmission and distribution equipment. Several
data processing; basic path and trajectory planning algo-
laboratories as well as direct access to the ACEPS
rithms; and force and position control. Prerequisite:
member utilities’ facilities provide a unique hands-on
PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
experience for the graduate students in our power system
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermody-
program.
namic relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation,
Structural Dynamics
fugacity, mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing,
Emphasis is placed upon analytical description of overall
Gibbs function, activity coefficient, combustion processes,
structural behavior under external loads (e.g., earthquake
first and second law applied to reacting systems, third law of
and wind). Study is made of the nature of these loads,
thermodynamics, real combustion processes, phase and
static or dynamic, and random and deterministic, with
chemical equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicom-
implications being drawn for design. Students in this
ponent systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real
area can also have opportunities to participate in the
combustion processes, ionization, application to real
USGS and international collaboration. Current work
industrial problems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371.
supported by various federal and local agencies and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
private sectors includes innovative design of a new
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CON-
generation of high-rise buildings; active, passive and
TROL SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an
hybrid vibration control of such engineering systems as
energy flow approach is presented, and modeling of
offshore structures and civil infrastructures subjected to
electromechanical and thermofluid systems are discussed.
earthquake motion, turbulent wind and currents;
Feedback control design techniques using pole-placement,
reliability analysis of large-scale engineering systems;
root locus, and lead-log compensators are presented. Case
simulation of stochastic processes and fields relevant to
studies using real-life problems are presented and analyzed.
civil/mechanical engineering issues; wave phenomena
Prerequisite: MACS315 and DCGN381 3 hours lecture;
modeling (e.g., earthquake and wind loads) and its
3 semester hours.
engineering applications.
Thermal Systems
EGGN408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE TECH-
NOLOGY (II) Introduction to practical offshore engineer-
A number of projects span from traditional mechanical-
ing/design technology for the exploration, drilling, produc-
engineering areas of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and
tion and transportation of petroleum in the ocean. Practical
physical gas dynamics, to chemical engineering,
analysis methods of environmental forces, hydrodynamics,
electrical engineering, mathematics, and material
structural responses, and pipe flows for the design of
science. For example, research includes understanding
platform, riser, subsea completion and pipeline systems,
combustion-generated pollutant formation and abate-
including environment-hydrodynamic-structure interactions.
ment, combustion synthesis of materials, and advanced
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System design parameters. Industry practice and the current
published in the course textbook. Prerequisite: EGGN320.
state-of-the-art technology for deep ocean drilling. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sites: MACS315, EGGN320, EGGN351 and consent of
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I) Steel
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
properties; design of tension and compression members;
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
beams; bolted and welded connections and plate girders;
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the
both elastic and plastic methods will be applied to the
behavior of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure
design of a commercial building. Prerequisite: EGGN342.
considerations. Application of the basic theories of
2 hours lecture; 3 hours design lab; 3 semester hours.
mechanics, kinematics, and mechanics of materials to the
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
design of basic machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
coupling; journal bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope,
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
gearing; brakes and clutches, welded connections and other
introduction to prestressed and precast construction.
fastenings. Prerequisite: EPIC251, EGGN315, and
Prerequisite: EGGN342. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours design
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN413. COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
This course introduces the student to the concept of
LABORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating
computer-aided engineering. Analytical and computer
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
graphical techniques are used to solve dynamic and
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition
kinematic analysis and synthesis problems. Emphasis is
and transducers. Students will design experiments to gather
given to design projects that are aimed at developing skills
data for solving engineering problems. Examples are
for design process, including problem specification,
recommending design improvements to a refrigerator,
modeling, analysis and visual display using computer-aided
diagnosing and predicting failures in refrigerators, computer
design equipment and software. Prerequisite: EGGN320.
control of a hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis of structural failures in an off-road vehicle and
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
redesign, diagnosis and prediction of failures in a motor/
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
generator system.. Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN383,
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350, EGGN351, EGGN320;
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and
concurrent enrollment in EGGN407. 3 hours lab;
failure criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy
1 semester hour.
methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled members.
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of
Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams,
fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
and beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
theory. Thick-walled cylinders and contact stresses.
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hydrodynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite:
EGGN430. GLOBAL POSITIONING (II) A follow-up
EGGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course to basic surveying which answers the fundamental
EGGN461. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) Fundamental
question “where are you?”. Determination of latitude and
relations, methods of soil classification, seepage and water
longitude by astronomical and by GPS (Global Positioning
flow in soils, consolidation and settlement, shear strength
System) from satellites. Reduction of this data through
and deformation characteristics, slope stability analysis,
conformal and non-conformal projections to NAD’27 and
lateral earth pressures and bearing capacity. Special
NAD’83 State Plane Coordinates, UTM and computer based
emphasis will be placed on earth structures, porous flow,
mapping bases, GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The
slope stability, retaining walls and foundation reactions.
major user of this concept is anybody who uses a map or
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment.
who has to add information to a mapping base. Data
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gathering will be optional. Prerequisite: EGGN233. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN463. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
Methods of sampling and testing soils for engineering
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
purposes. Prerequisite: EGGN461 or concurrent enrollment.
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory with
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
practical programming experience in which the multi-
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
numerical technique for solving differential equations is
investigation, types of foundations and foundation prob-
emphasized. Topics covered include simple ‘structural’
lems, selection of and basis for design of foundation types.
element, solid elasticity, steady state analysis, transient
Prerequisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis. Students get a copy of all the source code
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EGGN466. CONSTRUCTION SITE ENGINEERING (I)
of microcomputer system; design and implementation of
Construction site investigations. Project planning, manage-
interfacing projects. Prerequisite: EGGN481 or consent of
ment, and scheduling. Construction equipment, materials,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
and methods. Engineering parameters affected by the
EGGN483. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION
geologic environment. Construction organization, bidding,
AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) Signal classification;
contracts. Prerequisite: Senior standing in EG or GE or
Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal representation;
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 field trips required;
modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast, data
3 semester hours.
transmission, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN382
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
semester hours.
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) Power
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions,
systems, three-phase circuits, per unit calculations, system
and combined conduction and convection. Free and forced
components, stability cirteria, network faults, system
convection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal
instrumentation, system grounding, load-flow, economic
and external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces,
operation. Prerequisite: EGGN384 or EGGN389.
shape factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS315, EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
ELECTRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of
range of applications from control of power flow on major
elementary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimen-
transmission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial
sional internal and external flows. Steady and unsteady
facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies.
flows. Fluid engineering problems. Compressible flow.
This course introduces the basic principples of analysis and
Computer solutions of various practical problems for
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/
mechanical and related engineering disciplines. Prerequisite:
DC, AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their
EGGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
many configurations. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or concurrent
3 semester hours.
enrollment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
EGGN487. ENGINEERING CONTROL LABORATORY I
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
(II) Experiments to verify principles of feedback control
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
systems. Prerequisite: EGGN486 or concurrent enrollment.
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
isolation. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective retrofit of
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric,
EGGN481. ADVANCED ELECTRONICS AND DIGITAL
pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities.
SYSTEMS (I, II) Device models; transistors as amplifiers,
Topics include introduction of reliability of engineering
switches, and gates; integrating differentiating wave shaping
systems, stochastic engineering system simulation, fre-
and signal processing circuits. Small scale (SSI), medium
quency analysis of extreme events, reliability and risk
scale (MSI), large scale (LSI) integration; logic components,
evaluation of engineering systems, and optimization of
subsystems; analog-to- digital and digital-to-analog
engineering systems. Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours
conversion techniques. Laboratory experience, evaluation,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
application and extension of lecture concepts. Prerequisite:
DCGN381 and EGGN250 or PHGN317 or consent of
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) The first of a two-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
semester course sequence giving the student experience in
the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
design problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineer-
INTERFACING (II) Microprocessor and microcontroller
ing analysis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
and ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final
machine and assembly language programming skills
design. Several design projects are completed during the
essential for use of microprocessors in data acquisition,
two-semester sequence. The design projects are chosen to
control and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital
develop student creativity, use of design methodology and
signal conditioning, communication, and processing. A/D
application of prior course work paralleled by individual
and D/A converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other
study and research. Prerequisites: EGGN342 or EGGN382
communication standards. Laboratory study and evaluation
and concurrent enrollment in EGGN407 and EGGN481, or
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concurrent enrollment in EGGN411, and permission of the
techniques to plan thesis research projects or projects
Capstone Design Course Committee. 1 hour lecture;
selected at the beginning of the semester. Elements of
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
quality control in manufacturing and numerous marketing
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) This is the second of
tools. Prerequisite: EGGN 491 and EGGN 492, or equiva-
a two-semester course sequence to give the student
lent senior design project experience, or equivalent
experience in the engineering design process. This course
industrial design experience, or consent of the Engineering
will consist of a single comprehensive design project
Division. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
covering the entire semester. Design integrity and perfor-
EGES504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II)
mance are to be demonstrated by building a prototype or
This is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students
model and performing pre-planned experimental tests,
to present their research projects, critique others’ presenta-
wherever feasible. Prerequisite: EGGN491 1 hour lecture;
tions, understand the breadth of engineering projects across
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
the Division, hear from leaders of industry about the
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
contemporary engineering as well as socio-economical,
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
marketing and behavioral issues facing today’s competitive
special interest of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
business environment. In order to improve communication
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
skills, each student is required to present a seminar in this
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
course before his/her graduation from Engineering Systems
graduate program. Also students are required to write
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
weekly critiques about materials delivery techniques used in
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
the previous week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite:
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
EGES510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PROCESSING (I) This course provides the student with
the theoretical background to allow them to apply state of
Graduate Courses
the art image and multi-dimensional signal processing
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
techniques. The course teaches students to solve practical
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
problems involving the processing of multidimensional data
School.
such as imagery, video sequences, and volumetric data. The
EGES501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASURE-
types of problems students are expected to solve are
MENTS (I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measure-
automated mensuration from multidimensional data, and the
ments within the context of engineering systems. Topics
restoration, reconstruction, or compression of multidimen-
that are covered include: errors and error analysis, modeling
sional data. The tools used in solving these problems
of measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and noise
include a variety of feature extraction methods, filtering
reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite: EGGN
techniques, segmentation techniques, and transform
250, DCGN381 or equivalent, and MACS 323 or equiva-
methods. Students will use the techniques covered in this
lent; graduate student status or consent of the instructor.
course to solve practical problems in projects. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN 388 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES502. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELING AND
EGES511. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) This
SIMULATION (I) Introduce modern simulation and
course introduces the engineering aspects of digital signal
modeling techniques, as used to solve traditional and
processing (DSP). It deals with the theoretical foundations
multidisciplinary engineering problems. Static and dynamic
of DSP combined with applications and implementation
phenomena are described in space and space-time domains
technologies. While the bulk of the course addresses one-
as well as in transform space. Analytical as well as computa-
dimensional signals and emphasizes digital filters, there are
tional solution methods are developed and applied for linear
extensions to specialized and contemporary topics such as
and nonlinear systems. Simulation and modeling ap-
sigma-delta conversion techniques. The course will be
proaches are applied to solve multidisciplinary engineering
useful to all students who are concerned with information
problems. Prerequisite: This is an introductory graduate
bearing signals and signal-processing in a wide variety of
class. The student must have a solid understanding of linear
applications settings, including sensing, instrumentation,
algebra, calculus, ordinary differential equations, and
control, communications, signal interpretation and diagnos-
Fourier theory. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
tics, and imaging. Prerequisite: EGGN 483 and EGGN 407,
EGGN 388, approved undergraduate coursework in Linear
EGES503. MODERN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
Systems, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II) Contemporary technical
hours.
and behavioral issues in engineering design and project
management. Implementation of project organization
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EGES512. COMPUTER VISION (II) Computer vision is
EGES521. MECHATRONICS (II) Fundamental design of
the process of using computers to acquire images, transform
electromechanical systems with embedded microcomputers
images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images.
and intelligence. Design of microprocessor based systems
This course concentrates on how to recover the structure
and their interfaces. Fundamental design of machines with
and properties of a possibly dynamic three-dimensional
active sensing and adaptive response. Microcontrollers and
world from its two-dimensional images. We start with an
integration of micro-sensors and micro-actuators in the
overview of image formation and low level image process-
design of electromechanical systems. Introduction to
ing, including feature extraction techniques. We then go
algorithms for information processing appropriate for
into detail on the theory and techniques for estimating
embedded systems. Smart materials and their use as
shape, location, motion, and recognizing objects. Applica-
actuators. Students will do projects involving the design
tions and case studies will be discussed from areas such as
and implementation of smart-systems. Prerequisite: EGGN
scientific image analysis, robotics, machine vision inspec-
381, EGGN 383. EGGN 481 and EGGN 482 recom-
tion systems, photogrammetry, multimedia, and human
mended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semes-
interfaces (such as face and gesture recognition). Design
ters, every other year.
ability and hands-on projects will be emphasized, using
EGES523. DESIGN OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
image processing software and hardware systems. Prerequi-
(II) Discrete system representation in time and z-domain is
site: Linear algebra, Fourier transforms, knowledge of C
described. Difference equations describing dynamic systems
programming language. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are presented. Discrete equivalents of continuous systems
EGES514/MNGN. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals
are introduced. Stability analysis for digital systems is
of robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is
described. Control design focuses on state space representa-
on mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are: mining
tion. Pole-placement design and digital optimal control
applications, introduction and history of mobile robotics,
design are covered, including Kalman filtering. Limitations
sensors, including vision, problems of sensing variations in
on control performance are discussed along with robust
rock properties, problems of representing human knowledge
control design concepts. Prerequisite: EGGN 407 or consent
in control systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinemat-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Spring, even
ics, and path finding. Prerequisite: EGGN 407, or consent
numbered years
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EGES532/MTGN 545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I)
Fall semesters, every two years.
Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materi-
EGES517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
als, S-N curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentra-
CONTROL SYSTEMS (II) A unified energy-based
tions, residual stress effects, effect of material properties on
approach to modeling of dynamic systems is presented to
mechanisms of crack propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of
handle transient analysis of complex and integrated
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semes-
processes and systems. Linear, nonlinear, and time varying
ters, odd numbered years. EGES534. SOIL BEHAVIOR (II)
systems are analyzed using matrix notation and linear
The focus of this course is on interrelationships among the
algebra. Concepts of controllability and observability are
composition, fabric, and geotechnical and hydrologic
presented. Design techniques for optimal open loop and
properties of soils that consist partly or wholly of clay. The
closed loop systems using Hamiltonian and Pontryagin
course will be divided into two parts. The first part provides
principles are described. Analysis and design of optimal
an introduction to the composition and fabric of natural
feedback control systems and design of observers are
soils, their surface and pore-fluid chemistry, and the
presented. Prerequisite: EGGN 407 or consent of instructor
physico-chemical factors that govern soil behavior. The
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester of odd
second part examines what is known about how these
years.
fundamental characteristics and factors affect geotechnical
EGES518. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS,
properties, including the hydrologic properties that govern
DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL (I) Mathematical represen-
the conduction of pore fluid and pore fluid constituents, and
tation of robot structures. Mechanical analysis including
the geomechanical properties that govern volume change,
kinematics, dynamics, and design of robot manipulators.
shear deformation, and shear strength. The course is
Representations for trajectories and path planning for
designed for graduate students in various branches of
robots. Fundamentals of robot control including, linear,
engineering and geology that are concerned with the
nonlinear and force control methods. Introduction to off-
engineering and hydrologic behavior of earth systems,
line programming techniques and simulation. Prerequisite:
including geotechnical engineering, geological engineering,
EGGN 407, EGGN 400, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
environmental engineering, mining engineering, and
lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, ever year, or every
petroleum engineering. Prerequisites: EGGN461 Soil
other year, depending on interest.
Mechanics, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours
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EGES535. INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
get a copy of all the source code published in the course
METHODS (DEMS) (II) Review of particle/rigid body
textbook. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor 3 hours
dynamics, numerical DEM solution of equations of motion
lecture; 3 semester hours
for a system of particles/rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear
EGES543. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (II)
contact and impact laws dynamics, applications of DEM in
Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordi-
mechanical engineering, materials processing and
nate transformations; general theories of stress and strain;
geomechanics. Prerequisites: EGGN320, EGGN315 and
principal stresses and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke’s
some scientific programming experience in C/C++ or
Law introduction to the mathematical theory of elasticity
Fortran, or the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
and to energy methods; failure theories for yield and
3 semester hours Spring semester of even numbered years.
fracture. PrerequisiteEGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or
EGES538/PEGN538. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore engineering
EGES544. SOLID MECHANICS OF NONLINEAR
technology for exploration, drilling, production and
MATERIALS (II) Introduction to the internal state variable
transportation of resources in the ocean. Practical and
modeling of inelastic deformation. Topics covered include:
computer-based analysis methods for determining ocean
review of continuum thermomechanics; physics of plastic
waves and spectrum, environmental forces on and motions
deformation in crystalline solids and in geo-materials;
of structures, structural responses, and internal flows for the
viscoplasticity; rate-independent plasticity; yield criteria;
design of platforms, risers, subsea completion and pipeline
isotropic and kinematic hardening rules; numerical solution
systems. Dynamic positioning control and acoustics. Oil
of sets of internal state variable equations; numerical
spill flow and control. System design parameters. Industrial
coupling of internal state variable equations with finite
practice and introduction of the state-of-the art technology.
element models of elastic deformation. Prerequisite
Prerequisite: MACS315, EGGN351 and EGGN320 or
EGGN320 and EGES543 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester, even numbered
EGES539/MNGN539. MARINE MINING SYSTEMS (I)
years.
Introduction to ocean resources and exploitation. General
EGES545. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS (II)
review of deep-ocean engineering systems. Deep-seafloor
Development of the fundamental theory of the boundary
geotechnology. Exploration, processing and environmental
element method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer,
impact. Overview of technology and systems requirements
diffusion, and wave propagation. Derivation of indirect and
of mining systems. Physical environments. Surface systems.
direct boundary integral equations. Introduction to other
Acoustics and track-keeping control. Seafloor systems and
Green’s function based methods of analysis. Computational
vehicle track-keeping control. Multiphase flows and pipe
experiments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite:
systems/dynamics. Ocean transshipment. Integrated
EGES502, EGES540 or consent of instructor 3 hours
production system and control. Review of environment
lecture; 3 semester hours Spring Semester, odd numbered
impact and legal issues. Prerequisite: MACS315, EGGN351
years.
and EGGN320, GEOC408 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semester, every third year.
EGES546. ADVANCED ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I)
Review of vibration theory as applied to single- and multi-
EGES540. CONTINUUM MECHANICS (I) Introduction
degree-of-freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations.
to Cartesian tensor analysis; consideration of stress, strain,
Different types of loading-step, sinusoidal, random,
and strain rates as tensor quantities including their transfor-
earthquake, periodic. Transmissibility. Importance of
mation laws; decomposition theorems for stress and strain;
resonance. Role of damping. Natural frequencies. Modal
constitutive theory of materials; use of conservation
superposition method. Rayleigh damping. Numerical
principles in continuum mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN322
solution techniques. Introduction to dynamic analysis by
and MAGN315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
finite element method. Newmark methods for time
3 semester hours. Fall semesters, odd numbered years
integration. Hysteretic materials and stiffness degradation.
EGES542. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
Equivalent viscous damping. Liquefaction in geomaterials.
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory with
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
practical programming experience in which the multi-
3 semester hours
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a
EGES548. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Ad-
numerical technique for solving differential equations is
vanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to
emphasised. Topics covered include simple ‘structural’
analysis and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics
elements, beams on elastic foundations, solid elasticity,
covered will include seepage, consolidation, shear strength,
steady state analysis and transient analysis. Some of the
failure criteria and constitutive models for soil. The course
applications will lie in the general area of geomechanics,
will have an emphasis on numerical solution techniques to
reflecting the research interests of the instructor. Students
geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite
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differences. Prerequisites: A first course in soil mechanics
Unsteady flow and flood routing methods. Prerequisite:
or consent of instructor. 3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours
EGGN 351, or consent of instructor.. 3 hours lecture; 3
EGES550. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
semester hours. Spring semesters, odd years.
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the
EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA (I)
solution of commonly encountered problems of engineering
This course allows students to establish fundamental
analysis. Structural/solid analysis of elastic materials (linear
knowledge of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior
simultaneous equations); vibrations (roots of nonlinear
that is beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling
equations, initial value problems); natural frequency and
processes in the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy,
beam buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of
geophysics, physics, and mining engineering. Issues of
experimental data (curve fitting and differentiation);
interest are the definition of particle size and size distribu-
summation of pressure distributions (integration); beam
tion, particle shape, nature of packing, quasi-static behavior
deflections (boundary value problems). All course
under different external loading, particle collisions, kinetic
participants will receive source code of all the numerical
theoretical modeling of particulate flows, molecular
methods programs published in the course textbook which is
dynamic simulations, and a brief introduction of solid-fluid
coauthored by the instructor. Prerequisite: MACS315 or
two-phase flows. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, every
EGES551. MECHANICS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE
other year
FLUIDS (I) Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
EGES564. PHYSICAL GASDYNAMICS (I) Selected
Mechanics of two- and three-dimensional viscous incom-
topics in gas-phase thermodynamics for high speed and/or
pressible flows, flows of homogeneous and
reacting flows: kinetic theory; transport properties; chemical
nonhomogeneous fluids, and engineering applications.
equilibrium; vibrational, rotational and chemical rate
Multi-phase flows. Steady and unsteady Bernoulli equation.
processes; statistical mechanics; and the equations of
Similarity of flows. Potential flows and basic source-sink
radiative transfer from a microscopic viewpoint. Prerequi-
flows inside and around body. Random ocean waves. Inertia
site: EGGN351, EGGN371, or consent of instructor.
and damping forces on submerged bodies. Vortex shedding.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Engineering applications and computer simulations.
EGES566. COMBUSTION (II) An introduction to
Prerequisites; EGGN 351 and MACS 315 or consent of
combustion. Course subjects include: the development of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
the Chapman-Jouget solutions for deflagration and detona-
EGES552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY
tion, a brief review of the fundamentals of kinetics and
LAYERS (I) This course establishes the theoretical
thermochemistry, development of solutions for diffusion
underpinnings of fluid mechanics, including fluid kinemat-
flames and premixed flames, discussion of flame structure,
ics, stress-strain relationships, and derivation of the fluid-
pollutant formation, and combustion in practical systems.
mechanical conservation equations. These include the
Prerequisite: EGGN473, or ChEN430, or consent of
mass-continuity and Navier-Stokes equations as well as the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
multicomponent energy and species-conservation equations.
EGES567. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I) Review
Fluid-mechanical boundary-layer theory is developed and
of radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s
applied to situations arising in chemically reacting flow
distribution, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law,
applications including combustion, chemical processing,
view factors. Radiation exchange within enclosures with
and thin-film materials processing. Prerequisite: EGGN473,
black and diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing,
or CHEN430, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
emitting and scattering (semi-transparent, participating)
3 semester hours.
media. An engineering treatment of gas radiation in
EGES553. ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY (I) The
enclosures. Prerequisite: EGGN 471, or equivalent or
hydrologic cycle, precipitation and runoff relationships, and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the Rational Method. Hydrograph analysis and synthesis
EGES572. MULTIPHASE FLOWS AND TRANSPORT
and the unit hydrograph. Basin analysis, flood routing,
PHENOMENA WITH DROPLETS AND PARTICLES (II)
urban hydrology and design. Prerequisite: EGGN 351, or
Derivation of the basic heat, mass, and momentum transfer
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall
equations for the analysis of multiphase flows with droplets
semesters, even years.
and particles. Flow patterns in two-phase pipe flows.
EGES554. OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (II) Fluid mechanics
Analysis of spray and particulate systems. Formation and
applied to flow in natural and manmade channels. The
breakup of droplets. Particle/fluid, particle/wall, particle/
principles of momentum and energy, flow resistance in
particle interactions. Prerequisite: EGGN 552 or consent of
uniform and non-uniform channels. Backwater and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring
drawdown curves, channel controls and transitions.
semesters, every other year.
Gradually, rapidly and spatially varied flow regimes.
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EGES573. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
course before his/her graduation from Engineering Systems
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANS-
graduate program. Also students are required to write
PORT PHENOMENA (II) Introduction to Computational
weekly critiques about materials delivery techniques used in
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate students with no prior
the previous week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite:
knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques for the numerical
Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on experience
EGES617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS (II)
in the development of numerical algorithms and codes for
Fundamental issues related to the design on intelligent
the numerical modeling and simulation of flows and
control systems are described. Neural networks analysis for
transport phenomena of practical and fundamental interest.
engineering systems are presented. Neural-based learning,
Capabilities and limitations of CFD. Prerequisite: EGGN
estimation, and identification of dynamical systems are
473 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
described. Qualitative control system analysis using fuzzy
hours.
logic is presented. Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based
EGES585. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
control, and integrated human-machine intelligent control
(II) Basic principles of analysis and design of circuits
systems are covered. Real-life problems from different
utilizing high power electronics. AC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC,
engineering systems are analyzed. Prerequisite: EGES517,
and DC/DC conversion techniques. Laboratory project
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
comprising simulation and construction of a power
Spring semester of even years.
electronics circuit. Prerequisites: EGGN 385; EGGN 389 or
EGES618. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ADAP-
equivalent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TIVE CONTROL (II) Modeling is the first step in control
EGES588. ADVANCED RELIABILITY OF ENGINEER-
design, and for many processes a physical model is not
ING SYSTEMS (I) This course addresses uncertainty
appropriate for control design, either because it is too
modeling, reliability analysis, risk assessment, reliability-
complex, or because of unknown parameters. System
based design, predictive maintenance, optimization, and
identification is an important tool, which with proper use
cost-effective retrofit of engineering systems such as
can help a control designer develop empirical models from
structural, sensory, electric, pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and
experimental input/output data. These models are suitable
environmental facilities. Topics include Introduction of
for control system design. Adaptive control systems can
Reliability of Engineering Systems, Network Modeling and
make use of on-line system identification to continually
Evaluation of Complex Engineering Systems, Stochastic
update the process model and/or control parameters. The
Engineering System Simulation, Frequency Analysis of
course will begin with coverage of unconstrained optimiza-
Extreme Events, Reliability and Risk Evaluation of
tion and maximum likelihood (ML) estimation. Discrete
Engineering Systems, and Optimization of Engineering
time dynamic system models are introduced, including
Systems. Prerequisite: MACS 324 (Probability and
transfer function and state space models, random sequences,
Statistics for Engineers II) 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
and ARMAX and Box-Jenkins model structures. State
EGES598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
estimation and Kalman filtering is developed. System
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
identification is then an application of ML estimation to
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
various model structures. The final portion of the course
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
covers adaptive control as an application of on-line system
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
identification. Prerequisite: EGGN 517 or EGGN 523 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
Spring, odd numbered years.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
EGES619. APPLIED INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS (II) Application of intelligent
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
control to system diagnostics and failure prediction.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
Fundamentals of machinery condition monitoring and health
assessment. Survey of techniques used for signal analysis
EGES604. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II)
and interpretation of machine condition. Experiments
This is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students
involving servo hydraulic, electromechanical drives,
to present their research projects, critique others’ presenta-
refrigeration, and power electronics, and the detection of
tions, understand the breadth of engineering projects across
faults in these systems. Presentation of current techniques
the Division, hear from leaders of industry about the
for pattern recognition, signature analysis, sensor fusion,
contemporary engineering as well as socio-economical,
and intelligent control, including FFT, wavelets, and time-
marketing and behavioral issues facing today’s competitive
frequency analysis. Failure modes, effects and criticality
business environment. In order to improve communication
analysis. Case studies and review of active research in
skills, each student is required to present a seminar in this
failure prevention and predictive maintenance. Use of
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expert systems, fuzzy logic, and neural networks for
sion of perturbation solutions to the Schrödinger equation.
intelligent machine decision making. Prerequisite: EGGN
Development of a transition moment, and its relation to the
411, EGGN 478, or consent of instructor. EGES617
Einstein A coefficient. Molecular spectroscopy is introduced
recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring
via the harmonic oscillator and rigid rotator problems.
semesters, every other year.
Simple infrared spectroscopy, with the anharmonic
EGES638. OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY II (I) Surface
oscillators and non-rigid rotators. Electronic transitions &
waves, dynamics of the ocean, and ice mechanics are
the full diatomic molecular description. Topics such as the
independently treated. Fluid-structure interactions and ice-
rate equations, the density matrix equations, or the spectros-
structure interactions are treated in an integrated approach
copy of polyatomic species. Prerequisite: EGES564, or
with the associated forces and the dynamic responses of
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structures, including flow-induced vibrations. Interdiscipli-
Spring semesters, every other year (opposite EGES659
nary problems of fluid-structure-ice interactions are solved
Optical Measurements in Reacting and Nonreacting Flow
in an integrated approach with computer-aided designs of
Systems)
industry problems. Prerequisites: EGES538, EGES551 or
EGES659. OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS IN REACTING
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture: 3 semester hours.
AND NONREACTING FLOW SYSTEMS (II) An
Fall semester, every other year.
introduction to passive and active optical diagnostic
EGES642. ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
techniques for species concentrations, gas temperature and
FOR ENGINEERS (I) Solution of nonlinear equations,
flowfield velocity. Radiation methods for particulate and
Transient finite element analysis, Finite elements for
molecular species. Particulate methods for velocity (e.g.
nonlinear material behavior, Finite elements for large
Particle Image Velocimetry). Line-of-sight measurements
deformations and contact problems Applications of finite
for both particulate and molecules (e.g. Rayleigh and Mie
elements in mechanical engineering, materials processing
scattering, absorption). Spatially resolved measurements
and geomechanics. Pre-requisites: EGGN320, EGGN315,
including nonresonant scattering (e.g. Raman), linear
EGES542 and some scientific programming experience in
resonant methods (Laser Induced Fluorescence) and
C/C++ or Fortran, or the consent of the instructor. 3 hours
nonlinear methods (e.g. Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing).
lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall Semester of even numbered
Prerequisite: EGES501, EGES564, PH optics course (no
years.
number at present), or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
1hour lab; 4 semester hours. Spring semesters, every other
EGES649. HYDRODYNAMICS (II) Basic principles of
year (opposite Molecular Spectroscopy).
hydrodynamics treat fundamentals, basic equations, and
general theorems. Potential solutions include hydrodynamic
EGES698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I,II)
singularities (sources, sinks, etc) and nonhomogeneous
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
fluids flows. Nonhomogeneous fluids flows related to the
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
resources recovery technologies. Waves of finite amplitude
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
in stratified fluid. Surface waves and random waves. Motion
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
by capilarity. Solution methods and engineering applications
EGES699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
with computer-aided solutions. Prerequisites : EGES551,
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MACS514 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
3 semester hours Spring semester, every third year.
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
EGES657/CHEN657. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I)
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
Review of radiative properties, blackbody radiation,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
Planck’s distribution, Wien’s Displacement Law,
EGES700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT -
Kirchhoff’s Law, view factors. Radiation exchange within
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I,II,S) Laboratory, field,
enclosures and black and diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation
and library work for the Master of Engineering Report under
in absorbing, emitting and scattering (semi-transparent,
the supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
participating) media. An engineering treatment of gas
Required of candidates for the degree of Master of Engi-
radiation in enclosures. Prerequisite: EGGN471, or
neering. 6 semester hours upon completion of report.
equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours,
EGES701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCI-
3 semester hours.
ENCE (I,II,S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the
EGES658. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE
Master of Science thesis under the supervision of the
THERMOSCIENCES (II) A detailed review of spectros-
student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for
copy for engineers who use it diagnostics for flowfield
the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester hours upon
research. Introduction to quantum mechanics including the
completion of report.
one-electron atom problem, Zeeman effect and electron
spin. Spectroscopy of multi-electron atoms, with a discus-
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EGES703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHI-
Environmental Science and
LOSOPHY (I,II,S) Laboratory, field, and library work for
Engineering
the Doctor of Philosophy thesis under the supervision of the
student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Interim Division Director
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and
EGES704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
AMAX Distinguished Chair
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
- thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
JOHN C. EMERICK, Associate Professor
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
EGES705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
KENNETH E. KOLM, Associate Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
student’s faculty advisor.
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
EGES706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
Degrees Offered:
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
Master of Science
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
(Environmental Science and Engineering)
student’s faculty advisor.
Doctor of Philosophy
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACH-
(Environmental Science and Engineering)
ING Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking.
Program Description:
Effective design, delivery, and assessment of college courses
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE)
or presentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent
Programs are designed to prepare students to investigate and
of instructor. 2 semester hours.
analyze problems in order to understand, evaluate, and
design a variety of environmental systems. Each Program is
interdisciplinary in scope, and consequently the appropriate
coursework may be obtained from multiple departments at
CSM as well as other local universities.
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, full-
time students may elect the Non-Thesis option, based
exclusively upon coursework, or the Thesis option, in which
original laboratory and/or field research is incorporated into
the curriculum under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For
working professional students the Executive Program is
offered, in which a part-time evening curriculum leads to a
Non-Thesis M.S. degree. In collaboration with other CSM
Departments and Divisions, ESE also offers combined
baccalaureate/masters degree programs in which students
obtain an undergraduate degree in another CSM Department
or Division as well as a Thesis or Non-Thesis Masters
Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering. Up to
six credit hours may be counted toward the requirements of
both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Please see the Combined
Undergraduate/Graduate Programs sections in the Graduate
and Undergraduate Bulletins for additional information.
The availability of daytime, evening, and summer courses
allows all students a high degree of flexibility in planning
the duration of their coursework.
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy degree, students are
expected to complete a combination of coursework and
original research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor,
that culminates in a significant scholarly contribution to a
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specialized field in environmental science or engineering.
Required Curriculum:
The Ph.D. Program may build upon the ESE M.S. Thesis
Each track consists of recommended background
Program or a comparable M.S. Program at another univer-
courses, core courses, and electives, and students work with
sity. Full-time enrollment is expected and leads to the
their academic advisors and track coordinators to establish
greatest success, although part-time enrollment may be
plans of study that best fit their individual interests and
allowed under special circumstances.
goals. Each student must develop, submit, and obtain
The ESE Programs offer five tracks of study that
approval for a plan of study during the first semester of
correspond to areas of active endeavor in environmental
enrollment. Recommended background courses may be
industries and non-profit organizations as well as active
taken for credit while enrolled in one of the ESE Programs,
research by members of the ESE faculty: Water and
with the limitation that only 9 credits from undergraduate-
Wastewater Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology,
level courses may be applied toward graduate credit
Environmental Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Site
requirements. Track core courses are required, and some
Characterization and Remediation, and Environmental
elective courses are recommended as highly suitable for
Systems Modeling. Each track is designed to give students a
particular tracks. Other electives may be chosen freely from
rigorous, in-depth background in its topic while allowing
courses offered at CSM and other local universities. Please
opportunity, through electives, for exploration of related
visit the Division Website for a complete listing of example
areas.
elective courses offered at CSM (http://www.mines.edu/
The ESE Programs have been admitted to the Western
Academic/envsci/).
Regional Graduate Program, a recognition that designates
I. Water and Wastewater Treatment
this curriculum as unique within the Western United States,
Strongly Recommended Background:
excluding California. An important benefit of this designa-
Fluid Mechanics
tion is that students from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
Track Core:
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given
ESGN 500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
the tuition status of Colorado residents.
ESGN 502 - Environmental Law
Please contact the Division Office or visit the Division
ESGN 504 - Water and Waste Treatment
website (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci) for
ESGN 530 - Environ. Engr. Pilot Plant Laboratory
additional program information.
ESGN 586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
or CHGC 562 - Microbiol. and the Environment
Program Requirements:
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consist-
II. Environmental Biotechnology
ing of coursework (34 h) and seminar (2 h).
Strongly Recommended Background:
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting of
College Biology
coursework (22 h), seminar (2 h), and research (12 h).
Track Core:
Students must also write and orally defend a research thesis.
CHGN 428 - Introductory Biochemistry
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of track
ESGN 504 - Wastewater Engineering
coursework (at least 15 h), minor coursework (12 h),
ESGN 541 - Biochemical Treatment Processes
seminar (2 h), and research (at least 24 h). Students must
CHGC 562 - Microbiology and the Environment
also successfully complete comprehensive written and oral
ESGN 586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
examinations, write and defend a doctoral dissertation, and
III. Environmental Chemistry and Radiochemistry
submit the dissertation work for publication in scholarly
Strongly Recommended Background:
journals.
Chemical Thermodynamics
Prerequisites:
Track Core:
x baccalaureate degree: preferably in a science or
ESGN 500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
engineering discipline
ESGN 503 - Environmental Pollution
x calculus up to and including differential equations
CHGC 504 - Methods of Geochemistry
x college physics: one semester required, one year
or CHGC 509 - Intro. to Aqueous Geochemistry
highly recommended
ESGN 510 - Environmental Radiochemistry
x college chemistry: one year required
or ESGN 525 - Chem. of the Soil/Water Interface
x college statistics: one semester highly recommended
IV. Site Characterization and Remediation
x track-specific “recommended background” courses
Strongly Recommended Background:
Fluid Mechanics
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above. Three to four weekend field trips will be arranged
ESGN 500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
during the semester. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of
ESGN 502 - Environmental Law
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN 503 - Environmental Pollution
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION:
ESGN 575 - Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
SOURCES, CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND
ESGN 586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
FATE This course describes the environmental behavior of
V. Environmental Systems Modeling
inorganic and organic chemicals in multimedia environ-
Strongly Recommended Background:
ments, including water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and
Fluid Mechanics, Hydrology
characteristics of contaminants in the environment are
discussed as broad categories, with some specific examples
Track Core:
from various industries. Attention is focused on the
ESGN 503 - Environmental Pollution
persistence, reactivity, and partitioning behavior of
ESGN 522 - Subsurface Transport
contaminants in environmental media. Both steady and
or ESGN 520 - Surface Water Quality Modeling
unsteady state multimedia environmental models are
ESGN 527 - Environmental Systems Analysis
developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles
or GEGN 575 - Geographic Information Systems
of contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and
air are also introduced. The course provides students with
ESGN 622 - Multiphase Flow and Transport
the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for predicting
or ChEN 516 - Transport Phenomena
the behavior of contaminants in the environment. Prerequi-
GEGN 467 - Hydrogeology and Groundwater Engr.
site: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Fields of Research:
3 semester hours.
As reflected by the five tracks, research is focused in five
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING The
main areas: 1) development of innovative processes for
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
water and waste treatment; 2) applications of biological
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
processes in environmental remediation, water treatment,
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
and renewable energy generation; 3) understanding
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
fundamental chemical and radiochemical processes
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
governing the fate and transport of contaminants, and
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
engineering these processes to achieve remedial goals; 4)
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
geologic, geographic, hydrological, and biological charac-
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
terization of pristine and anthropogenically disturbed natural
lecture; 3 semester hours.
systems, both for elucidating natural system function and for
informing remediation and restoration efforts; and 5)
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING This
mathematical representation and modeling of hydrological
course presents contemporary issues relating to the supply
and hydrogeological phenomena in surface and subsurface
of safe drinking water to the public.. The theory and design
waters. Within these areas, established research programs
of conventional potable water treatment unit processes and
have developed in the physical/chemical processes control-
systems will be covered. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent
ling non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) transport, environ-
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mental adsorption chemistry, the biological treatment of
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
metal- and radionuclide-containing wastes, molecular
MENTAL REGULATIONS This course offers a critical
analysis of microbial communities, in situ chemical and
examination of the experiments, calculations, and assump-
biological remediation of soil and groundwater systems, and
tions underpinning numerical and narrative standards
evaluation of the roles of wetlands in regulating water
contained in federal and state environmental regulations.
quality.
Top-down investigations of the historical development of
Description of Courses
selected regulatory guidelines and permitting procedures
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY Biological
will be discussed, and students will design improved
and ecological principles are discussed and industrial
regulations. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the
examples of their use are given. Analysis of ecosystem
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes, such as erosion, succession, and how these
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
processes relate to engineering activities, including
This course describes the engineering principles and
engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and
practices associated with the characterization and
performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution
remediation of contaminated sites. Methods for site
control, and mitigation of impacts. North American
characterization and risk assessment will be highlighted with
ecosystems are analyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and
emphasis on remedial action screening processes, technol-
wildlife management integrated as they apply to all the
ogy principles, and conceptual design. Common isolation
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and containment and in situ and ex situ treatment technology
enforcement programs, state/local matching programs, the
will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), air and water
be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites:
pollution (CAA, CWA), EPA risk assessment training, toxic/
ESGN354 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
hazardous substances laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA,
semester hours.
TSCA, LUST, etc.), and a brief introduction to international
ESGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
environmental law. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture;
AND RECYCLING This course will examine, using case
3 semester hours.
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to
ESGN503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION:
minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling
SOURCES, CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND
challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
FATE This course describes the environmental behavior of
waste environmental problems, especially those associated
inorganic and organic chemicals in multimedia environ-
with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: ESGN/EGGN
ments, including water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and
353, ESGN/EGGN354, and ESGN/CHGN302 or consent of
characteristics of contaminants in the environment are
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
discussed as broad categories, with some specific examples
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECY-
from various industries. Attention is focused on the
CLING AND MARKETING This offering will illustrate
persistence, reactivity, and partitioning behavior of
process technologies converting industrial waste to
contaminants in environmental media. Both steady and
marketable byproducts, with particular emphasis on locating
unsteady state multimedia environmental models are
and evaluating suitable consumers. Components of a waste
developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles
are matched with operations using similar components as
of contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater, and
raw materials. This course focuses on identifying customer
air are also introduced. The course provides students with
needs for by-product materials generated by recycling
the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for predicting
processes, particularly product physical and chemical
the behavior of contaminants in the environment. Prerequi-
specifications. Understanding user process technologies
site: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
facilitates negotiation of mutually satisfactory, environmen-
3 semester hours.
tally sound sales contracts. Prerequisites: ESGN/EGGN353
ESGN504. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
and ESGN/EGGN354 or consent of the instructor.
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering.
Graduate Courses
Physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes for
ESGN500. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
water and wastewater. Treatment objectives, process theory
CHEMISTRY This course provides an introduction to
and practice. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. 3
chemical equilibria in natural waters and engineered
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
systems. Topics covered include chemical thermodynamics
ESGN504L. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
and kinetics, acid/base chemistry, open and closed carbonate
LABORATORY Laboratory exercises that complement and
systems, precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry,
augment lectures given in ESGN504. Topics include reactor
adsorption and redox reactions. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours
behavior, sedimentation, coagulation, sorption, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
biological waste treatment. Prerequisite or corequisite:
ESGN500L. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
ESGN504. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
LABORATORY This course provides students with
ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY
laboratory exercises that complement lectures given in
This course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g.,
ESGN500. Topics covered include thermodynamics, weak
modes of decay, methods of detection and biological effects)
acids and bases, buffers, metal-ion complexation and
and the use of naturally-occurring and artificial radionu-
oxidation/reduction reactions. This course must be taken
clides as tracers for environmental processes. Discussions of
concurrently with ESGN500. Prerequisite: co-enrollment in
tracer applications will range from oceanic trace element
ESGN500. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
scavenging to contaminant transport through groundwater
ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This is a comprehen-
aquifers. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the
sive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy, and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer,
ESGN513. LIMNOLOGY This course covers the natural
scientist, planner, manager, consultant, government
chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes and rivers as well as
regulator, and citizen. It will prepare the student to deal with
some basic principles concerning contamination of those
the complex system of laws, regulations, court rulings,
water bodies. Topics include heat budgets, water circulation
policies, and programs governing the environment in the
and dispersal, sedimentation processes, organic compounds
USA. Course coverage includes how our legal system
and their transformations, radionuclide limnochronology,
works, sources of environmental law, the major USEPA
redox reactions, metals and other major ions, the carbon
dioxide system, oxygen, nutrients; planktonic, benthic and
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other communities, light in water and lake modeling.
investigating and applying systems analysis and site
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
characterization techniques to environmental problems.
ESGN514. STREAM, RIVER, AND ESTUARINE
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours laboratory per week; 3 semester
SYSTEMS This course provides an overview of stream,
hours.
river, and estuarine processes, as well as those of associated
ESGN528. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVI-
wetland and riparian systems. The ecology of these systems
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS This is an advanced graduate-
will be discussed along with interactions with the physical
level course designed to provide students with hands-on
and chemical environment. Topics include key biological
experience in developing, implementing, testing, and using
processes important to the normal functioning of stream,
mathematical models of environmental systems. The course
riparian, and wetland environments; influences of stream
will examine why models are needed, how they are
channel morphology, water quality, and water management
developed, tested, and used as decision-making or policy-
on the health of stream systems; use of various species of
making tools. Typical problems associated with environ-
stream insects and other organisms as indicators of stream
mental systems, such as spatial and temporal scale effects,
water quality; mitigation or rehabilitation of various impacts
dimensionality, variability, uncertainty, and data insuffi-
on degraded streams, estuaries, and associated environ-
ciency, will be addressed. The development and application
ments; and management strategies for streams and estuaries.
of mathematical models will be illustrated using a theme
Three optional weekend field trips will introduce students to
topic such as Global Climate Change, In Situ
sampling methods and site characteristics of local streams,
Bioremediation, or Hydrologic Systems Analysis Prerequi-
rivers, and riparian areas. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or
sites: ESGN503 and knowledge of basic statistics and
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN520. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING
ESGN530. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PILOT
This course will cover modeling of rivers, lakes, reservoirs
PLANT LABORATORY Introduction to bench and pilot-
and estuaries. Topics include introduction to numerical
scale experimental methods used in environmental engineer-
methods, modeling of kinetics, discharge of wastewaters
ing. Emphasis is on unit operations associated with water
into a marine environment, sedimentation, growth kinetics,
and wastewater treatment. Investigations typically carried
dispersion, biological changes in lakes, heat flux in streams,
out during the semester include: BOD/COD tests, environ-
Lagrangian reference frame models, and estuarine hydrau-
mental solids analysis and jar testing; flow pattern analysis
lics. Prerequisite: ESGN440 or ESGN503 recommended, or
with tracers; batch aeration and countercurrent air stripping;
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
activated carbon isotherm determination; absorption and
ESGN522. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANS-
exchange column breakthrough investigations; membrane
PORT Physical, chemical, and biological processes
technology evaluation; biotransformations using activated
governing the transport and fate of contaminants in the
sludge in sequencing batch reactors and biokinetics using
subsurface. Theory and development of numerical flow and
respirometry. Includes 6 hours per week in lab. Prerequi-
transport models. Applications include predicting the extent
sites: ESGN500 and ESGN504 or consent of the instructor.
of contaminant migration and assessing and designing
6 hours laboratory; 3 semester hours.
remediation schemes. Prerequisites: ESGN503 or consent of
ESGN541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT PROCESSES
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Analysis and design of biochemical processes used to
ESGN525. CHEMISTRY OF THE SOIL/WATER INTER-
transform pollutants. Suspended growth, attached growth,
FACE The fate of many elements in the soil/water environ-
and porous media systems will be analyzed. Common
ment is regulated by sorption reactions. The content of this
biochemical operations used for water, wastewater, and
course focuses on the physical chemistry of reactions
sludge treatment will be discussed. Biochemical systems for
occurring at the soil-particle/water interface. The emphasis
organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation
is on the use of surface complexation models to interpret
and reduction will be presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or
solute sorption at the particle/water interface. Prerequisites:
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY An introduction to
semester hours.
assessing the effects of toxic substances on aquatic
ESGN527. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics include
Basic principles of environmental systems analysis required
general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
in industrial and governmental projects pertaining to
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species
environmental site characterization for natural resource
and community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues,
evaluation, human impact on natural systems, and for
and career opportunities. The course includes hands-on
developing remediation strategies are studied, including
experience with toxicity testing and subsequent data
terrain analysis and surface and subsurface characterization
reduction. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
procedures and analysis. Basic principles are developed by
hours.
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ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY Introduc-
evaluation; (2) cost estimation methods; (3) project planning
tion to general concepts of ecology, biochemistry, and
and performance monitoring; (4) and creation of project
toxicology. The introductory material will provide a
teams and organizational/communications structures.
foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
Extensive use of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of the
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be
ESGN575. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
examined include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic
This course covers remediation technologies for hazardous
compounds, pesticides, radioactive materials, and others.
waste contaminated sites, including site characteristics and
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
conceptual model development, remedial action screening
ESGN552. RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS
processes, and technology principles and conceptual design.
Basic principles and practices in reclaiming disturbed lands.
Institutional control, source isolation and containment,
Includes overview of present legal requirements for
subsurface manipulation, and in situ and ex situ treatment
reclamation and basic elements of the reclamation planning
processes will be covered, including unit operations,
process. Examination of reclamation methods including
coupled processes, and complete systems. Case studies will
recontouring, erosion control, soil preparation, plant
be used and computerized tools for process selection and
establishment, seed mixtures, nursery stock, and wildlife
design will be employed. Field trips will be taken to
habitat rehabilitation. Practitioners in the field will discuss
hazardous waste sites and/or environmental firms and a
their experiences. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
class project will be completed. Prerequisite: consent of the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN555/CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED
CHEMISTRY. A study of the chemical and physical
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Applications of microbial
interactions that determine the fate, transport, and interac-
genetic and physiological processes to engineered and
tions of organic chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis
human-impacted systems for the purpose of achieving
on chemical transformations of anthropogenic organic
environmentally desirable results. Topics include genetic
contaminants. Prerequisites: organic chemistry and CHGN
engineering, microbial identification and enumeration,
503, advanced physical chemistry, or consent of the
biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fermentations and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
respirations, biodegradation and bioremediation of organic
ESGN562/MTGN 527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
and inorganic contaminants, enzyme kinetics applied to
AND RECYCLING This course will examine, using case
metabolic engineering, wastewater microbiology, renewable
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to
energy generation, and agricultural biotechnology. Prerequi-
minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling
site: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment in an ESE
challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
waste environmental problems, especially those associated
ESGN591. ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: ESGN/
Techniques for assessing the impact of mining and other
EGGN353, ESGN/EGGN354, and ESGN/CHGN302, or
activities on various components of the ecosystem. Training
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in the procedures of preparing Environmental Impact
ESGN563/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECY-
Statements. Course will include a review of pertinent laws
CLING AND MARKETING This offering will illustrate
and acts (i.e. Endangered Species Act, Coordination Act,
process technologies converting industrial waste to
Clean Air Act, etc.) that deal with environmental impacts.
marketable byproducts, with particular emphasis on locating
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, some
and evaluating suitable consumers. Components of a waste
field trips; 3 semester hours.
are matched with operations using similar components as
ESGN593. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND
raw materials. This course focuses on identifying customer
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE The purpose of this course
needs for by product materials generated by recycling
is to acquaint students with the permit writing process,
processes, particularly product physical and chemical
developing information requirements for permit applica-
specifications. Understanding user process technologies
tions, dealing with ambiguous regulations, negotiating with
facilitates negotiation of mutually satisfactory, environmen-
permit writers, and dealing with public comment. In
tally sound sales contracts. Prerequisites: ESGN/EGGN353
addition, students will develop an understanding of the
and ESGN/EGGN354 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
process of developing an economic and legally defensible
lecture; 3 semester hours.
regulatory compliance program. Prerequisite: ESGN502 or
ESGN571. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGE-
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENT Investigates environmental project management and
ESGN596. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
decision making from government, industry and contractor
Applications of recombinant DNA technology to the
perspectives. Emphasis is on the (1) economics of project
development of enzymes and organisms used for environ-
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mentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics include genetic
ESGN622. MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANS-
engineering technology, biocatalysis of industrial processes
PORT Principles of multiphase and multicomponent flow
by extremozymes, dye synthesis, biodegradation of natural
and transport applied to contaminant transport in the
and anthropogenic aromatic compounds, biosynthesis of
unsaturated and saturated zones. Focus on immiscible
polymers and fuels, and agricultural biotechnology.
phase, dissolved phase, and vapor phase transport of low
Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and organic
solubility organic contaminants in soils and aquifer
chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
materials. Topics discussed include: capillarity, interphase
semester hours.
mass transfer, modeling, and remediation technologies.
ESGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or equivalent, ESGN503 or
SCIENCE Topics chosen from special interests of
ESGN522 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor. 3
instructor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite:
ESGN698. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVI-
consent of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
RONMENTAL SCIENCE Topics chosen from special
ESGN598S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
interests of instructor(s) and students; see website for
ENGINEERING SEMINAR Research presentations
current offerings. Each topic is usually offered only once.
covering current research in a variety of environmental
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Variable class and
topics. 1.5 hours seminar, 1 semester hour.
semester hours.
ESGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual master’s
ESGN699. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY
level research or special project supervised by a faculty
Individual doctoral level research or special project
member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Independent
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable class and
Study form must be completed and submitted to the
semester hours.
Registrar. Variable class and semester hours.
ESGN601. RISK ASSESSMENT Evaluates the basic
ESGN701. GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
principles, methods, uses and limitations of risk assessment
Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision of
in public and private sector decision making. Emphasis is on
the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required to
how risk assessments are made and how they are used in
qualify for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 3 full semesters of
policy formation. Discussion of how risk assessments can be
enrollment and Admission to Candidacy for the M.S. Thesis
objectively and effectively communicated to decision
degree.
makers and the public. Prerequisite: ESGN502 and one
ESGN703. GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHI-
semester of statistics or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
LOSOPHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
ESGN602. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Required to qualify for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 6 full
The course covers an introductory survey of International
semesters of enrollment and Admission to Candidacy for the
Environmental Law, including multi-nation treaties,
Ph.D. degree.
regulations, policies, practices, and politics governing the
ESGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF
global environment. It surveys the key issues of sustainable
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of
development, natural resources projects, transboundary
the Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must be
pollution, international trade, hazardous waste, climate
carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s
change, and protection of ecosystems, wildlife, and human
faculty advisor.
life. New international laws are changing the rules for
ESGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF
engineers, project managers, scientists, teachers,
PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for comple-
businesspersons, and others both in the US and abroad, and
tion of the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be
this course is especially designed to keep professionals fully,
carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s
globally informed and add to their credentials for interna-
faculty advisor.
tional work. Prerequisites: ESGN502 or consent of the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Geochemistry
the Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor Geology
Only one re-examination may be given.
and Geological Engineering
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
Prerequisites:
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Chemistry
Each entering student will have an entrance interview
and Geochemistry
with members of the Geochemistry faculty. Each department
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Geology
recognizes that entering students may not be proficient in
and Geological Engineering
both areas. A placement examination in geology and/or
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor Geology
chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the
and Geological Engineering
interviewing faculty. If a placement examination is given,
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Chemistry
the results may be used to establish deficiency requirements.
and Geochemistry
Credit toward a graduate degree will not be granted for
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor Geology
courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
and Geological Engineering
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology
Required Curriculum:
and Geological Engineering
A thesis is required for the MS degree and a dissertation
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor Chemistry
for the PhD. The Geochemistry program comprises a core
and Geochemistry
group of courses, required of all students unless individually
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor Chemistry
exempted by the “Committee of the Whole” based on
and Geochemistry
previous background. The core courses are
JOHN E. McCRAY, Assistant Professor, Geology
CHGC503 -Introduction to Geochemistry,
and Geological Engineering
CHGC504 -Methods in Geochemistry, and a one hour
Degrees Offered:
laboratory course selected from several available.
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
In addition, MS degree students must take two courses
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
selected from the following list
Program Description:
CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction to Aqueous
The Geochemistry Program is an interdisciplinary
Geochemistry,
graduate program administered by the departments of
CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
Geology and Geological Engineering and Chemistry and
CHGN503 - Advanced Physical Chemistry,
Geochemistry. The geochemistry faculty from each
GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry.
department are responsible for the operations of the
PhD degree students must take the three core courses
program. Students reside in either the Department of
CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour laboratory
Geology and Geological Engineering, or the Department of
course, and two courses selected from the previous list.
Chemistry and Geochemistry.
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves
Program Requirements:
the number of course and research credits required for
The program of study is selected by the student in
graduation, as well as the specific courses beyond the above
consultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee.
requirements. The PhD in Geochemistry requires a
Students entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take
minimum of 72 credit hours, of which at least 24 hours must
more coursework in geology to strengthen their back-
be research credit. Normally at least 48 hours of course
grounds in this discipline; the converse is true for students
credits are required, of which 24 hours of course credit may
with a background in geology. Due to the interdisciplinary
be transferred from a previous graduate degree upon
nature of the Geochemistry Program, students are not
approval of the dissertation committee. Research credits
required to take a minor.
may not be transferred from a previous degree program.
Comprehensive Examination
Graduate students resident in the Department of
A comprehensive examination must be taken. It is
Chemistry and Geochemistry or the Department of Geology
expected that this exam will be completed within three years
and Geological Engineering shall adhere to the seminar
of matriculation or after the bulk of course work is finished,
rules and requirements of the department of residence.
whichever occurs later. This examination will be adminis-
The Geochemistry Program at CSM has been admitted to
tered by the student’s Doctoral committee and will consist
the Western Regional Graduate Program. This recognized
of an oral and a written examination, administered in a
the CSM Geochemistry Program as unique in the region.
format to be determined by the Doctoral Committee. Two
Designation of the Geochemistry Program by WRGP allows
negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute failure
residents of western states (excluding California) to enroll in
of the examination.
the program at Colorado resident tuition rates. Eligible
In case of failure of the comprehensive examination, a
states include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
re-examination may be given upon the recommendation of
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Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South
stability and phase transitions, solid solutions, substitution
Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
mechanisms, and advanced methods of mineral identifica-
tion and characterization. Applications of principles using
Description of Courses
petrological and environmental examples. Prerequisite:
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I) A
GEOL212, DCGN209, or equivalent, or consent of
comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
principles of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough
overview of the related principles of thermodynamics.
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
Topics covered include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and
MAGMATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space
solar system, chemical bonding, mineral chemistry,
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local
elemental distributions and geochemical cycles, chemical
geological evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to the
equilibrium and kinetics, isotope systematics, and organic
formation of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and
and biogeochemistry. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry,
stratigraphic frameworks, and to the development of
mineralogy and petrology, or consent of instructor. 4 hours
favorable ore-forming environments. Emphasis will be
lecture; 4 semester hours.
placed on processes responsible for ore genesis in magmatic
systems, such as layered complexes, carbonatites and
GPGN/GEOL503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION (I)
pegmatites, and on the submarine hydrothermal processes
Integration of scientific data in the analysis and modeling of
responsible for syndepositional deposits in volcanic and
subsurface reservoir systems. Prerequisite: GPGN315 or
sedimentary terrains, including massive base and precious
GEOL501 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
metal sulfide ores. Ore deposits in certain sedimentary
lab; 3 semester hours.
rocks, including copper, paleoplacer gold-uranium, marine
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II)
evaporite, barite, and phosphate ores are considered in
Sampling of natural earth materials including rocks, soils,
context of their generative environments and processes.
sediments, and waters. Preparation of naturally heteroge-
Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent of
neous materials, digestions, and partial chemical extractions.
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Principles of instrumental analysis including atomic
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
spectroscopy, mass separations, and chromatography.
EPIGENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-
Quality assurance and quality control. Interpretation and
space aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and
assessment of geochemical data using statistical methods.
local geological evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geochemistry or
the generation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing
environmental science and engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2
solutions within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to
semester hours.
the development of favorable ore-forming environments.
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
Emphasis will be placed on processes responsible for ore
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical, and interpre-
genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry
tive methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic
copper-molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious
properties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and
metal deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-
and sedimentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and
mineral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on
epigenetic sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-
natural aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange
related uranium deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
equilibria between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours
elements and complexation in aqueous systems. Application
lab; 3 semester hours.
of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral
stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous
industry overview, deposit economics, target selection,
systems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent
deposit modeling, exploration technology, international
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
exploration, environmental issues, program planning,
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
proposal development. Team development and presentation
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
of an exploration proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515,
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
GEOL516, or equivalent. 2 hours lecture/seminar; 2 hours
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years: Fall 1996.
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
mineralogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMIS-
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
TRY (I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure,
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
crystallography, and physical properties. Systematic
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
treatments of structural representation, defects, mineral
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
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the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
coal and other carbonaceous matter will be studied.
ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic funda-
Principal analytical techniques used for the characterization
mentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
of organic matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
and gas source potential will be discussed. Laboratory
micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
exercises will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-
genetics, growth and diversity; microbial interactions with
source rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite:
plants, animals, and other microbes. Additional topics
CHGN221, GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours
covered will include various aspects of environmental
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
microbiology such as global biogeochemical cycles,
years. Spring 1999.
bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment.
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND
Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours
GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air,
lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
water and the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I) An
elements and constituents of environmental interest. Plant
introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
composition, animal and human health in relation to the
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
natural environment. Acid deposition and other processes
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
affecting water quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water
processing. Sampling design in large scale environmental
pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and
studies. Prerequisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and
freshwater habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of
ESGN501. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
Offered alternate years. Fall 1998.
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
GEOMICROBIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
understanding of the role of living things, particularly
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
microorganisms, in the shaping of the earth. Among the
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
subjects will be the aspects of living processes, chemical
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of
composition and characteristics of biological material,
scanning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution
origin of life, role of microorganisms in weathering of rocks
and morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange
and the early diagenesis of sediments, and the origin of
capacity and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 and
petroleum, oil shale, and coal. Prerequisite: Consent of
GEGN306 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture, 2 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II)
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
geological engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of
interpretation of data from soils, stream sediments, vegeta-
data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
tion, and rock in connection with field problems. Term
representativity, univariate and multivariate statistics,
report required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours
geostatistics, and geographic information systems (GIS).
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Practical experience with geological applications via
supplied software and data sets from case histories.
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
Prerequisites: Introductory statistics course (MACS323 or
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic
MACS530 or equivalent); and previous or concurrent
chemical, physical, biological and geological processes and
enrollment in MACS532 or permission of instructor. 2 hours
their relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation
lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(including source rock deposition and maturation), and
migration/accumulation (including that occurring under
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMIS-
hydrodynamic conditions). Concepts will be applied to the
TRY (II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions
historic and predictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific
which determine the fate, transport and interactions of
Rocky Mountain areas. In addition to lecture attendance,
organic chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on
course work involves review of topical papers and solution
chemical transformations of anthropogenic organic
of typical problems. Prerequisite: GEGN438.
contaminants. Prerequisites: A course in organic chemistry
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and CHGN503, Advanced Physical Chemistry or its
equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMIS-
years. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TRY (II) A study of the principles of geochronology and
stable isotope distributions with an emphasis on the
application of these principles to important case studies in
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igneous petrology and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th,
representative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on
and Pb isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur
the interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and
isotopes, and carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite:
an interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
GEGN307 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. 2 hours
Offered alternate years. Spring 1998.
lecture and seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
alternate years; Fall 1996.
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochemis-
GEOL626. ISOTOPE GEOLOGY (II) The application of
try of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
radioactive and stable isotope analysis to problems in
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
igneous and metamorphic petrology and ore genesis. Studies
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mecha-
of polymetamorphic terrains with special reference to the
nisms of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of
geochronology of the Front Range. The utilization of
wall-rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution
isotopic tracers to evaluate petrologenic models. The
chemistry and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids.
distribution of heavy radiogenic and light stable isotopes as
Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of
indicators of source terrain and subsequent evolution of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mineral deposits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years;
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
Spring 1996.
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
mineral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
with special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
systems. Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
application of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petro-
systems. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving
graphic study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-
rather than basic theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
mineralized, from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites:
equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
GEOL221, GEOL212, or GEGN307.
semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 1995.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
alternate years; Fall 1997.
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
dispersion to the search for metallic mineral deposits.
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory
Evaluation of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpre-
exercises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
tational techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration.
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
Practical laboratory exercises. Term projects required.
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
Prerequisite: GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3
Prerequisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 1999.
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEMIS-
semester hours. Offered on demand.
TRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
deposits. A variety of sampling media, analytical proce-
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
dures, and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbon-
geochemistry framework for exploration program design.
ate facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
Prerequisite: GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics,
instructor. A course in geomorphology recommended.
sedimentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
alternate years; Spring 1997.
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical, and microbiological
or GEGN 307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing physical
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
and chemical controls in the development of mineral
exploration, contaminant mapping, and global climate
assemblages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from
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change. Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
ESGN501, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
semester hours.
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
topic may be continued through later semesters and
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
tor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
SEDIMENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
of a specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
geochemistry under the direction of a member of the staff.
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour
Work on the same or a different topic may be continued
seminar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
through later semesters and additional credits earned.
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Petrologic, geochemical, and
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND
isotopic approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific
carbonate sediments and rocks. Topics covered include
topic in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemis-
major near-surface diagenetic environments, subaerial
try under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
exposure, dolomitization, burial diagenesis, carbonate
same or a different topic may be continued through later
aqueous equlibria, and the carbonate geochemistry of trace
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
elements and stable isotopes. Laboratory stresses thin
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
section recognition of diagenetic textures and fabrics, x-ray
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC
diffraction, and geochemical/isotopic approaches to
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
diagenetic problems. Prerequisite: GEOL624 or equivalent
in the area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of
or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3
a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
semester hours.
may be continued through later semesters and additional
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
SYSTEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and
semester hours.
practical experience in the application of chemical equilib-
CHGC705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
rium and reaction path models to problems in diverse fields
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
of theoretical and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
topics in aqueous geochemistry are presented and subse-
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
quently investigated using computer simulation approaches.
student’s faculty advisor.
Includes hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6.
Instruction is provided in the use of basic UNIX commands.
CHGC706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
The course progressively builds user ability through a wide
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
variety of applications including problems in thermody-
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
namic data quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
diagenesis, groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemis-
student’s faculty advisor.
try, leachate generation, and enhanced oil recovery treat-
ments. Course ends with student presentations of a chemical
modeling study applied to a problem of their choosing.
Prerequisite: GEGN585 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture/computer lab; 3 semester hours.
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Geology and Geological Engineering
geology and some environmental applications are generally
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor
expected to pursue the Geological Engineering degree.
of Economic Geology, and Interim Department Head
Students desiring to study petroleum or minerals exploration
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
or development sciences, geochemistry and/or geology
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished
generally pursue Geology or Geochemistry degrees.
Chair in Petroleum Geology
Students are initially admitted to either geoscience or
KEENAN LEE, Professor
geological engineering degree programs and must receive
EILEEN POETER, Professor
approval of the GE department Graduate Advisory Commit-
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
tee to switch degree categories.
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor
Program Requirements:
JOHN E. WARME, Professor
Geology Degrees:
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
The Master of Science (Geology) academic program will
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
require 36 semester hours of course and research credit
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor
hours (a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
course work), plus a thesis. Twelve of the 36 credit hours
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
may be research credits. To ensure breadth of background,
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
the course of study for the Master of Science (Geology)
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor and Assistant
Department Head
degree must include at least one graduate course in each of
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
the fields of stratigraphy/sedimentology, structural geology/
PAUL SANTE, Associate Professor
tectonics, and petrology. At the discretion of the student’s
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
thesis advisory committee, an appropriate course taken from
JOHN E. McCRAY, Assistant Professor
a degree program other than Geology may be substituted for
RICHARD H. DEVOTO, Professor Emeritus
one (and only one) of the fields above. Candidates must also
JOSEPH J. FINNEY, Professor Emeritus
complete GEOL 607, Graduate Seminar, as part of their
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
course programs. All Master of Science (Geology) candi-
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
dates must also complete an appropriate thesis, based upon
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
original research they have completed. A thesis proposal
KARL R. NEWMAN, Professor Emeritus
and course of study must be approved by a candidate’s
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
thesis committee before the candidate begins substantial
work on the thesis research.
Degrees Offered:
Professional Degree (Geological Engineering)
The requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
Professional Degree (Engineering Geology)
academic programs will be established individually by a
Professional Degree (Exploration Geosciences)
candidate’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee, but must
Petroleum Exploration & Development Option
meet the minimum requirements presented below. The
Mineral Exploration Option
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) academic program will
Geosciences Option
require a minimum of 72 hours of course and research credit
Professional Degree (Hydrogeology)
hours (a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level
Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer)
course work), plus a comprehensive examination and a
Master of Science (Geology)
thesis. All candidates must complete a minimum of 24
Master of Science (Geological Engineering)
research credit hours and must complete a minimum of 48
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
course credit hours, including 12 hours in a minor field. Up
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
to 24 course credit hours (including those for the minor
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
field) may be awarded by the candidate’s Doctoral Thesis
Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
Advisory Committee for completion of a Master of Science
degree (at CSM or elsewhere). The Doctor of Philosophy
Program Description:
(Geology) course program must satisfy the breadth require-
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
ments required of Master of Science (Geology) candidates
offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
(including GEOL 607) and must also include GEOL 511
in Geology and Geochemistry; and Master of Engineering,
(History of Geological Concepts).
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in
Prospective students should submit the results of the
Geological Engineering. Geological Engineering degrees
Graduate Record Examination with their application for
require possession or acquisition of an undergraduate
admission to graduate study. In the event that it is not
engineering degree or its equivalent.
possible, because of geographic and other restrictions, to
Graduate students desiring to study ground water,
take the Graduate Record Examination prior to enrolling at
engineering geology/geotechnics, mining engineering
Colorado School of Mines, enrollment may be granted on a
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provisional basis subject to satisfactory completion of the
The most common difficulty in scheduling completion of
examination within the first year of residence.
the degree involves satisfaction of prerequisites. Common
Professional Degree Course Requirements:
deficiency courses are Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and
Professional degrees are offered in the fields of Geologi-
Fluid Mechanics. These are essential to the engineering
cal Engineering, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, and
underpinnings of the degree. An intense program at CSM
Exploration Geosciences (Petroleum Exploration and
involving 18 credit hours each semester including Statics in
Development Option, Mineral Exploration Option, or
the fall and Fluid Mechanics in the spring and 9 credits in
Geosciences Option). Students must complete a 15-unit core
the summer including Mechanics of Materials, allows these
course requirement (specific to each degree field) and 15
classes to be taken along with the standard program. Some
units of appropriate elective courses, to total 30 units. At
students may choose to take these prerequisites elsewhere
least 15 units counted for the degree must be 500-level or
before arriving on the CSM campus.
above. Personalized course programs are possible with
In addition to the common course requirements, Master
approval of the Professional Degree Advisor.
of Engineering (Non-Thesis Master’s) with specialization
Geological Engineering Degree Requirements:
in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics requires
The Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer) and
GEGN 468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
Master of Science (Geological Engineering) academic
GEGN 467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
programs require a minimum of 36 semester hours of course
GEGN 570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3)
and project/research credit hours (a maximum of 9 credit
GEGN 571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
hours may be 400-level course work), plus a Graduate
GEGN 672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
Engineering Report or Thesis. The Ph.D. (Geological
Additional courses, approved by the program committee,
Engineering) requires a minimum of 72 hours of graduate
to total 30 credit hours (Typically, the additional courses are
course work and research combined beyond the B.S. degree.
selected from the following topical areas: engineering
The student is admitted into a degree program and must
geology, groundwater engineering, groundwater modeling,
obtain approval from their advisory committee in order to
soil mechanics and foundations, rock mechanics, under-
change degree programs. Although minimum credit
ground construction, seismic hazards, geomorphology,
requirements are specified for each degree, the total number
geographic information systems, construction management,
of credits and the number of courses taken by an individual
finite element modeling, waste management, environmental
student is likely to exceed this minimum and is determined
engineering, environmental law, engineering management,
by the student’s advisory committee.
and computer programming.)
The Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis Master’s)
In addition to the common course requirements, Master
Program in Geological Engineering is comprised of 36
of Engineering (Non-Thesis Master’s) with specialization
credit hours with 30 course credit hours and 6 research
in Ground Water requires
project credit hours, typically taken as 15 course credit
hours in both the fall and the spring followed by 6 research
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
project hours during the summer term. It includes three
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
areas of specialization (engineering geology/geotechnics,
GEGN 572 Ground•Water Engineering (3)
ground water engineering, and mining geological engineer-
GEGN 583 Mathematical Modeling Of Groundwater
ing) with two common courses comprising 4 credits and an
Systems (3)
engineering project experience comprising 6 credits.
2 courses selected as follows:
Courses common to all areas of specialization include
1 of ESGN 500 (3) Principles of Environmental Chemistry
GEGN 532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
or GEGN 509/CHGC509 (3) Introduction To Aqueous
GEOL 607 Graduate Geology Seminar (1)
Geochemistry;
and 6 credits of a combination of the following two courses:
1 of ESGN 503 (3) Environmental Pollution or GEGN 581
GEGN 704 Graduate Research Credit: Master of Engineer-
(3) Advanced Groundwater Engineering;
ing, and, after all course work is completed,
2 elective courses as approved by the Non-thesis Master’s
GEGN700. Graduate Engineering Report-Master of
Program Committee.
Engineering
The content of the report is determined by the student’s
In addition to the common course requirements, Master
advisor, in consultation with the student, and is approved by
of Engineering (Non-Thesis Master’s) with specialization
the Non-thesis Master’s Program Committee. The report
in Mining Geology requires:
must demonstrate competence in the application of
GEGN 468. Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4) or
geological engineering principles. The format of the report
GEGN 467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
will follow the guidelines for a professional journal.
GEGN 518. Mineral Exploration (3) or
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GEGN 528. Mining Geology
seismic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information
GEGN 505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
systems, construction management, finite element modeling,
GEOL 515. Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
waste management, environmental engineering, environ-
Syngenetic Ores (3)
mental law, engineering management, and computer
GEOL 516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
programming.
Hydrothermal Systems (3
In addition to the common course requirements, Master
MNGN 523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2) or
of Science degree with specialization in Ground Water
MNGN 523. Special Topics- Underground Mine Design (2)
also requires the following courses:
Additional courses, approved by the program committee,
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
to total 30 credit hours (Typically, the additional courses are
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
selected from the following topical areas: mineral deposits
GEGN572 Ground•Water Engineering (3)
geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, mineral
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling Of Groundwater (3)
processing, applied geophysics, applied geochemistry,
2 courses selected as follows:
engineering geology, environmental geology, geostatistics,
geographic information systems, environmental or explora-
ESGN500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3) or
tion and mining law, engineering economics/management,
GEGN 509/CHGC509 (3) Introduction To Aqueous
and computer sciences)
Geochemistry
The Master of Science Degree Program in Geological
ESGN503 Environmental Pollution (3) or GEGN581 (3)
Engineering requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of
Advanced Groundwater
course and project/research credit hours (a maximum of 9
As nearly all ground water software is written in Fortran,
credit hours may be 400•level course work), plus a Graduate
if the student does not know Fortran, a Fortran course must
Thesis. The degree includes three areas of specialization
be taken before graduation, knowledge of other computer
(engineering geology/geotechnics, groundwater engineering,
languages is encouraged
and mining geological engineering) with common require-
In addition to the common course requirements, Master
ments as follows:
of Science degree with specialization in Mining Geology
1. GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
also requires:
2. GEOL 607 Graduate Geology Seminar (1)
1. GEGN 528 Mining Geology (3) or GEGN 518 Mineral
3. At least twelve hours of research credits are required:
Exploration (3)
Master of Science Research (GEGN 705), and after all
2. Specialty Areas (17 credits minimum.)
course work is complete and an admission to candidacy
This will include about 5•6 courses (predominantly at
form is filed with the graduate school, Master of Science
500 and 600 level) selected by the student in conjunction
Thesis (GEGN702).
with the Masters program advisory committee. Specialty
4. At least 24 course credit hours are required, and must be
areas might include: mineral deposits geology, mineral
approved by the student’s thesis committee.
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
The content of the thesis is to be determined by the
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology,
student’s advisory committee in consultation with the
environmental geology, geostatistics, geographic informa-
student. The Masters thesis must demonstrate creative and
tion systems, environmental or exploration and mining law,
comprehensive ability in the development or application of
engineering economics/management, and computer
geological engineering principles. The format of the thesis
sciences.
will follow the guidelines described under the Thesis
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
Writer’s Guide.
degree requires a minimum of 72 hours course work and
In addition to the common course requirements, the
research combined. Requirements include the same courses
Master of Science degree with specialization in Engineer-
as for the Master of Science (Geological Engineering) with
ing Geology/Geotechnics requires:
the additions noted below and the exception that a PhD
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
Dissertation must be executed under GEGN/GEOL706
Graduate Research Credit: Doctor Of Philosophy. After
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
completing all coursework and an admission to candidacy
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3)
application, the Dissertation is completed under GEGN/
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
GEOL703 Graduate Thesis•Doctor Of Philosophy. The
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
content of the dissertation is to be determined by the
Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
student’s advisory committee in consultation with the
following topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater
student. The dissertation must make a new contribution to
engineering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and
the geological engineering profession. The format of the
foundations, rock mechanics, underground construction,
dissertation will follow the guidelines described under the
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Thesis Writer’s Guide. A minimum of 24 research credits
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
must be taken. A minor area of study, including 12 credit
following topical areas: mineral deposits geology, mineral
hours of course work, must be included in the program.
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology,
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
environmental geology, geostatistics, geographic informa-
specializing in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics requires
tion systems, environmental or exploration and mining law,
additional course work tailored to the student’s specific
engineering economics/management, and computer
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
sciences). The minor area of study may be in geotechnical
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
engineering, rock mechanics/earth systems engineering,
following topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater
environmental engineering, groundwater engineering,
engineering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and
mining engineering, mineral economics/engineering
foundations, rock mechanics, underground construction,
economics or geology.
seismic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information
systems, construction management, finite element modeling,
Geochemistry Program Requirements:
waste management, environmental engineering, environ-
The geochemistry program comprises a core group of
mental law, engineering management, and computer
courses and four optional tracks: Mineralogy-Petrology,
programming.) The minor area of study typically is in
Aqueous-Environmental, Ore Deposits-Exploration, and
geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics/earth systems
Organic-Petroleum. Satisfactory performance in all core
engineering, environmental engineering, groundwater
courses is required of all geochemistry students. Required
engineering or geology.
core courses are:
In addition to the common course requirements listed
CHGC 503 Introduction to Geochemistry,
previously, a PhD specializing in Ground Water also
CHGC 504 Geochemical Analysis and
requires:
CHGN 503 Advanced Physical Chemistry
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater Engineering
See the Geochemistry program section in this bulletin for
GEGN669 (3) Advanced Topics In Engineering
further details.
Hydrogeology
Comprehensive Examination
GEGN681 (3) Vadose Zone Hydrology
A comprehensive examination must be taken. It is
GEGN683 (3) Advanced Ground Water Modeling
expected that this exam will be completed within three years
and additional course work tailored to their specific interests
of matriculation or after the bulk of course work is finished,
which are likely to include chemistry, engineering, environ-
whichever occurs later. This examination will be adminis-
mental science, geophysics, math (particularly Partial
tered by the student’s Doctoral committee and will consist
Differential Equations), microbiology, organic chemistry,
of an oral and a written examination, administered in a
contaminant transport, soil physics, optimization, shallow
format to be determined by the Doctoral Committee. Two
resistivity or seismic methods. The student’s advisory
negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute failure
committee has the authority to approve elected courses and
of the examination.
substitutions of required courses.
In case of failure of the comprehensive examination, a
If the student elected the ESGN courses from the
re-examination may be given upon the recommendation of
Masters courses, then ESGN is the likely minor.
the Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
Only one re-examination may be given.
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
specializing in Mining Geology also requires
Prerequisites:
Geology Programs:
GEGN 468. Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4) or
The candidate for the degree of Master of Science
GEGN 467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
(Geology) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) must have
GEGN 518. Mineral Exploration (3) or
completed the following or equivalent subjects, for which
GEGN 528. Mining Geology
credit toward an advanced degree will not be granted.
GEGN 505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
General Geology
GEOL 515. Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
Structural Geology
Syngenetic Ores (3)
Field Geology (6 weeks)
GEOL 516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Mineralogy
Hydrothermal Systems (3
Petrology
MNGN 523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2) or
Historical Geology
MNGN 523. Special Topics- Underground Mine Design (2)
Stratigraphy
Additional course work suited to the student’s specific
Chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
physical or organic)
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Mathematics (2 semester of calculus)
Geomorphology
An additional science course (other than geology) or
Airphoto Interpretation, Photogeology, or Remote
advanced mathematics
Sensing
Physics (2 semesters)
Petroleum Geology
Professional Degree Programs:
Introduction to Mining
Candidates for the Professional Degree must possess an
Introductory Geophysics
appropriate geosciences undergraduate degree or its
Engineering Geology Design
equivalent. Prerequisites are the same as those required for
Mineral Exploration Design
the Master of Science (Geology) Degree.
Groundwater Engineering Design
Geological Engineering Programs:
Other engineering design courses as approved by the
The candidate for the degree of Master of Engineering
program committee
(Geological Engineer), Master of Science (Geological
Description of Courses
Engineering) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engi-
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory
neering) must have completed the following or equivalent
presentation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary
subjects. Graduate credit may be granted for courses at or
metallic ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and
above the 400 level, if approved by the student’s advisory
sedimentological processes that contribute to ore formation.
committee.
Description of classic deposits representing individual
Mathematics:
deposit types. Review of exploration sequences. Laboratory
Four semesters including: Calculus (2 semesters) and
consists of hand specimen study of host rock-ore mineral
one semester of any two of: calculus III, differential
suites and mineral deposit evaluation problems. Prerequi-
equations, probability and statistics, numerical analysis,
site: GEGN316 and DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
linear algebra, operations research, optimization
lab; 4 semester hours.
Basic Science:
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II)
Chemistry (2 semesters)
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target
Mineralogy/Petrology
selection, genetic models, alternative exploration ap-
Physics (2 semesters)
proaches and associated costs, exploration models, property
acquisition, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures
Stratigraphy/Sedimentation
and laboratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration
Physical Geology/Historical Geology
sequence from inception and planning through implementa-
Computer Programming
tion to discovery, with initial ore reserve calculations and
Engineering Science:
preliminary economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401
Structural Geology and one semester in four of the
or concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
following subjects:
3 sememster hours.
Physical Chemistry/Thermodynamics
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
Soil Mechanics
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
Statics
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
Fluid Mechanics
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
Dynamics
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
Rock Mechanics
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEGN 306, GEGN401,
or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Design:
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and
chemical characteristics and geologic and geographic setting
Field Geology
of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
As part of the graduate program each student must take
mineral deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration,
one semester in two of the following subjects if such
and mining. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210,
courses were not taken for a previous degree:
GEOL308, DCGN209 or concurrent enrollment. 2 hours
Mineral Deposits/Economic Geology
lecture; 2 semester hours.
Hydrogeology
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Engineering Geology
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
and also as part of the graduate program one semester in
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
three of the following subjects if such courses were
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
not taken for a previous degree:
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
Foundation Engineering
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate
Engineering Hydrology
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change including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
periods and global warming, and the depletion of the ozone
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwa-
layer. Causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate,
ter to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
El Nino, acid rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes,
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and
hurricanes, and avalanches are also discussed. Microcli-
contaminant transport. Laboratory sessions on water
mates and weather patterns common in Colorado. Prerequi-
budgets, water chemistry, properties of porous media,
site: Completion of CSM freshman technical core, or
solutions to hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
models, and hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisite:
alternate years; Spring 1996.
mathematics through calculus and differential equations,
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
structural geology, and sedimentation/stratigraphy, or
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
including chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics,
4 semester hours.
and mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND
from pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended
GEOTECHNICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of
background: basic college courses in chemistry, geology,
construction, mining, and environmental projects such as
mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dams, waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings,
Offered alternate years; Spring 1997.
mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities.
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
Design projects including field, laboratory, and computer
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
analyses are an important part of the course. Prerequisite:
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
MNGN321 and concurrent enrollment in EGGN461/
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
EGGN463 or consent of instructor.
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration of
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
petroleum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of well
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) This
log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production mapping,
is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN386 and
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
design course that integrates fundamentals and design
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
concepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum
site: GEGN468 or equivalent.
engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
design problems in oil and gas exploration and field
(II) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
development, including the development of a prospect in an
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
exploration play and a detailed engineering field study, are
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
assigned. Several detailed written and oral presentations are
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
made throughout the semester. Project economics including
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent
GP majors: GPGN302 and 303. PE majors: PEGN316,
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concur-
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
rent) GEOL308; GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309,
MATION SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to Geographic
GEGN438, GEGN316. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use personal
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
computer systems for GIS projects, as well as video
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
presentations. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
design projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
and GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual
recommended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial
hours.
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desktop mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
GEOL 501. Applied Stratigraphy (I) Review of basic
mapping functions; familiarity with the software compo-
concepts in siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology and
nents, including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
stratigraphy. Introduction to advanced concepts and their
handling different kinds of information; organization and
application to exploration and development of fossil fuels
storage of project documents. Use of raster and vector data
and stratiform mineral deposits. Modern facies models and
in an integrated environment; basic raster concepts;
sequence-stratigraphic concepts applied to solving strati-
introduction to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/
graphic problems in field and subsurface settings. Prerequi-
distance analysis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of
sites: GEOL 314 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
desktop mapping or GIS technology assumed. Some
3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
computer experience in operating within a Windows
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
environment recommended.
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
valley fill depositional environments. This is a
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
multidisciplinary course that shows students how to
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
characterize and model subsurface reservoir performance by
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
integrating data, methods and concepts from geology,
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well
geophysics and petroleum engineering. Activities and topics
construction design. Design of well tests in variety of
include field trips to surface outcrops, well logs, borehole
settings. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor.
cores, seismograms, reservoir modeling of field perfor-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mance, written exercises and oral team presentations.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
readings, and direct computer experience concerning the
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
fundamentals and applications of analytical and finite-
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (II) Students work in
difference solutions to ground water flow problems as well
multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
as an introduction to inverse modeling. Design of computer
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and develop-
models to solve ground water problems. Prerequisites:
ment. The course addresses emerging technologies and
Familiarity with computers, mathematics through differen-
timely topics with a general focus on carbonate reservoirs.
tial and integral calculus, and GEGN467.
Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
exercises and oral team presentation. Prerequisite: Consent
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
GEOL505. APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (II)
taught on a one-time bases. May include lecture, laboratory
Structural geology with emphasis on solving problems in
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
field and lab exercises using systematic analysis by
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
geometric and mapping techniques. Interpretation of the
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
structural aspects of ore control, fossil fuels, and environ-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I,
mental geology. Relationships between mechanical
II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field
properties and structural behavior of geological materials.
problems in geological engineering or engineering
Prerequisite: GEGN316 or equivalent.
hydrogeology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and
2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEOL506. PHYSICS OF ROCK DEFORMATION (II) A
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
material-oriented, mechanistic approach to understanding
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
brittle and ductile rock deformation. Starts with fundamental
in geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and
understanding of stress and strain. Physical processes of
department. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
rock fracture, friction, and flow will be studied as they relate
to earthquakes, crustal fluid movement, creep, and folding.
Graduate Courses
Emphasis on relating initial and derived microstructure,
The following courses are not all offered each academic
such as grain size, micro-cracks, and intracrystalline
year. Any of those offered for which fewer than five students
dislocation, to stresses, temperatures, and fluids in the Earth.
have registered may be omitted in any semester. All 500-
Rock anisotropy, heterogeneity, and scale effects discussed.
level courses are open to qualified seniors with permission
Prerequisite: GEGN309 or equivalent.
of the department and Dean of Graduate School.. The 600-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years,
level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
Spring 1998
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GEOL507. IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROL-
favorable ore-forming environments. Emphasis will be
OGY (I) An overview of igneous and metamorphic
placed on processes responsible for ore genesis in magmatic
petrology. Presentation of rock associations and examination
systems, such as layered complexes, carbonatites and
of the constraints on models for their origin. Emphasis will
pegmatites, and on the submarine hydrothermal processes
be on processes. Field trips required. Prerequisite:
responsible for syndepositional deposits in volcanic and
GEGN307, DCGN209 or consent of instructor.
sedimentary terrains, including massive base and precious
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
metal sulfide ores. Ore deposits in certain sedimentary
GEGN509/CHGC509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
rocks, including copper, paleoplacer gold-uranium, marine
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
evaporite, barite, and phosphate ores are considered in
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic
context of their generative environments and processes.
properties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and
Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent of
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
mineral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
natural aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange
EPIGENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-
equilibria between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace
space aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and
elements and complexation in aqueous systems. Application
local geological evolution of the earth. Processes leading to
of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light
the generation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing
stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous
solutions within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to
systems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent
the development of favorable ore-forming environments.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
Emphasis will be placed on processes responsible for ore
GEOL 510. IMPACT GEOLOGY (I) A seminar-based
genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry
course of inquiry into the nature, process, and geological
copper-molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious
significance of extra-terrestrial impacts on the Earth.
metal deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic
Course topics include the nature of impactors, impact
and sedimentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and
processes, morphology of impact structures, shock meta-
epigenetic sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-
morphism, case studies of impacts, and the role of impacts
related uranium deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
in Earth evolution, biologic extinctions, and economic
equivalent, or consent of instructor.
deposits. Optional field trips to Meteor Crater and other
2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
impact sites over Spring Break. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral
lab, 3 credit hours.
industry overview, deposit economics, target selection,
GEOL511. HISTORY OF GEOLOGIC CONCEPTS (II)
deposit modeling, exploration technology, international
Lectures and seminars concerning the history and philoso-
exploration, environmental issues, program planning,
phy of the science of geology; emphasis on the historical
proposal development. Team development and presentation
development of basic geologic concepts. 3 hours lecture and
of an exploration proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515,
seminar; 3 semester hours. Required of all doctoral
GEOL516, or equivalent. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours
candidates in department. Offered alternate years. Spring
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years: Fall 1996.
1999
GEGN527/CHGC527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
GEOL 512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMIS-
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
TRY (I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure,
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
crystallography, and physical properties. Systematic
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
treatments of structural representation, defects, mineral
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
stability and phase transitions, solid solutions, substitution
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
mechanisms, and advanced methods of mineral identifica-
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
tion and characterization. Applications of principles using
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
petrological and environmental examples. Prerequisites:
coal, and other carbonaceous matter will be studied.
GEOL 212, DCGN 209 or equivalent or consent of
Principal analytical techniques used for the characterization
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of organic matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil
Offered alternate years. Fall 2001.
and gas source potential will be discussed. Laboratory
exercises will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
source rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite:
MAGMATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space
CHGN221, GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
geological evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the
years, Spring 1999.
formation of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and
stratigraphic frameworks, and to the development of
GEGN528/MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of
geology and the geologist in the development and produc-
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GEOL545. INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING (I)
operation sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling,
Theory and application of remote sensing techniques using
reserve estimation, economic evaluation, permitting, support
visible, infrared, and microwave electromagnetic energy.
functions. Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation
Spectral information from cameras and scanning instru-
exercises, and term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
ments, including infrared photography, radar imagery,
GEGN405 or permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/
Landsat imagery, and imaging spectroscopy. Survey of
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
applications to geology and global change. Lab interpreta-
years; Fall 1999.
tion of remote sensing imagery and introduction to digital
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
image processing. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
hours.
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
GEOL546. GEOLOGIC APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
SENSING (II) Application of remote sensing to regional
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
geologic studies and to mineral and energy resource
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
assessments. Study of remote sensing techniques, including
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of
spectral analysis, lineament analysis, and digital image
scanning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution
processing. Reviews of case studies and current literature.
and morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange
Student participation in discussion required. Prerequisite:
capacity and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 or
GEOL545 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
GEGN306 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour
lab; 3 semester hours.
lecture, 2 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
GEGN570. CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Case
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and
histories in geological and geotechnical engineering, ground
geological engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of
water, and waste management problems. Students are
data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
assigned problems and must recommend solutions and/or
representativity, univariate and multivariate statistics,
prepare defendable work plans. Discussions center on the
geostatistics, and geographic informations systems (GIS).
role of the geological engineer in working with government
Practical experience with geological applications via
regulators, private-sector clients, other consultants, and
supplied software and data sets from case histories.
other special interest groups. Prerequisite: GEGN442,
Prerequisites: Introductory statistics course (MACS323 or
GEGN467, GEGN468, GEGN469, GEGN470 or consent of
MACS530 equivalent); and previous or concurrent
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
enrollment in MACS532 or permission of instructor. 2 hours
GEGN571. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (I)
lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Emphasis will be on engineering geology mapping methods,
GEGN542. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
and geologic hazards assessment applied to site selection
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
and site assessment for a variety of human activities.
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
Prerequisite: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture,
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Fall
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
1998.
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
GEGN574. GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS OF WASTE
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week
DISPOSAL (II) Analysis and review of the legal and
design projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342
technical problems surrounding the shallow land burial of
and GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475 or
waste materials, with special emphasis on hazardous solid
GEGN575 recommended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
waste. Methods of investigation of new and abandoned or
3 semester hours.
inactive waste sites. Measurement of contaminant movement
GEOL543. MODERN SEDIMENTS FIELD PROGRAM
in the ground, design of contaminant and monitoring
(S) Detailed field study of modern transitional and shallow
systems, case histories of field performance, and current
marine environments of sedimentary deposition. Both
research findings. Prerequisite: GEGN468 and EGGN461/
detrital and carbonate environments are included. Emphasis
EGGN463. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
on energy and mineral resources. Conducted at field
alternate years, Spring 1996.
locations such as southeastern United States and the
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
Bahamas. Fees are assessed for field and living expenses
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
and transportation. Prerequisite: Background in sedimentary
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
geology and consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics
lab; 3 semester hours.
include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
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modeling, data quality and error propogation, methods of
MODELING OF GROUND-WATER SYSTEMS (I)
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use
Application of hydrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
Macintosh and DOS-based personal computer systems for
concepts to the natural evolution of groundwater systems.
GIS projects, as well as video-presentations. Visits to local
Principles of groundwater evolution in the vadose zone, in
GIS laboratories, and field studies will be required. 2 hours
evaporative environments, wetlands, unconfined and
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours
confined groundwater systems, and areas of interaquifer
GEGN576. FUNDAMENTALS OF VECTOR GEO-
mixing. Introduction of use of geochemical modeling
GRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Fundamen-
techniques to constrain problems of mass transfer and mass
tals of relational vector GIS; topological relationships;
balance in groundwater systems. Course is designed to
spatial coordinate systems; data capture and conversion;
provide students with overview of hydrochemistry prior to
displaying and correcting errors; mapping precision; spatial
taking advanced numerical modeling courses in hydrology
data attribute accuracy; and database models. Case studies.
and geochemistry. Prerequisites: DCGN209 and GEGN467
Prerequisite: GEGN475 or GEGN575.
or equivalent or consent of instructor.
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered on demand.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN 577. VECTOR GIS ANALYSIS FUNCTIONS (I, II)
GEGN/GEOL 598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR
Classification of relational vector GIS analysis functions;
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics
topological relationships; constructing a database; associat-
classes, taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture,
ing attributes with spatial data; relating and joining attribute
laboratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of
tables; selecting and manipulating data records;
instructor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3
edgematching and merging maps; displaying data; query and
semester hours.
analysis functions; topological overlay operations; distance
GEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
functions. Case studies of spatial analysis projects. Prerequi-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
site: GEGN 475 or GEGN 575, and GEGN 576.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered on demand.
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology.
GEGN 578. GIS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) Project
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.
implementation of GIS analyses. Projects may be under-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
taken by individual students, or small student teams.
GEOL 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I,
Documentation of all project design stages, including user
II). Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field
needs assessment, implementation procedures, hardware and
problems in geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
software selection, data sources and acquisition, and project
and department. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
success assessment. Various GIS software may be used;
GEOL605. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL AND TEC-
projects may involve 2-dimensional GIS, 3-dimensional
TONIC PRINCIPLES (I) Seminar discussions on geotec-
subsurface models, or multi-dimensional time-series
tonic principles, mountain patterns and cycles, type regional
analyses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit,
and areal studies in tectonic style. Comparative tectonics.
1-3 semester hours, depending on project. Offered on
Includes field work in nearby areas on specific tectonic
demand.
problems, review of recent literature, and tectonic analysis
GEGN581. ADVANCED GROUNDWATER ENGINEER-
in mineral and fuel exploration. Prerequisite: GEOL309.
ING (I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions
2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours field; 3 semester hours.
concerning the theory, measurement, and estimation of
Offered alternate years, Fall 2001.
ground water parameters, fractured-rock flow, new or
GEOL606. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
specialized methods of well hydraulics and pump tests,
(REGIONAL) (II) Seminar discussion of the world’s main
tracer methods. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or consent of
tectonic provinces using modern methods of tectonic
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis; includes discussion of typical structures for each
GEGN583. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
province and thorough review of recent literature. Assigned
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned
reports on analysis of regional structural patterns and their
readings, and direct computer experience concerning the
possible reproduction experimentally. Prerequisite:
fundamentals and applications of finite-difference and
GEOL605. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
finite-element numerical methods and analytical solutions to
Offered alternate years, Spring 2000.
ground water flow and mass transport problems. Prerequi-
GEOL607. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I, II) Recent geologic
site: A knowledge of FORTRAN programming, mathemat-
ideas and literature reviewed. Preparation and oral presenta-
ics through differential and integral calculus, and GEGN467
tion of short papers. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
Required of all geology candidates for advanced degrees
3 semester hours
during their enrollment on campus.
GEGN585. HYDROCHEMICAL EVOLUTION AND
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GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
wall-rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic
chemistry and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids.
chemical, physical, biological and geological processes and
Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of
their relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(including source rock deposition and maturation), and
GEOL616. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS (II)
migration/accumulation (including that occurring under
Reviews of current literature and research regarding selected
hydrodynamic conditions). Concepts will be applied to the
topics in mineral deposits. Group discussion and individual
historic and predictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific
participation expected. May be repeated for credit if
Rocky Mountain areas. In addition to lecture attendance,
different topics are involved. Prerequisite: Consent of
course work involves review of topical papers and solution
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of typical problems. Prerequisite: GEGN438 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
GEOL611. ADVANCED STRATIGRAPHY (II) Seminar on
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor
history and development of stratigraphic concepts and
mineral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria
terminology; sedimentary processes and related facies for
with special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate
detrital, carbonate, and evaporite sequences; tectonics and
systems. Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and
sedimentation; stratigraphic styles in plate tectonic models.
application of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock
Field trips and report required. Prerequisite: GEOL314 or
systems. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving
equivalent or GEOL501.
rather than basic theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
GEOL613. GEOLOGIC RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZA-
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 1999.
TION (I or II) Principles and practice of characterizing
GEOL618. EVOLUTION OF ORE DEPOSITS (II) The
petroleum reservoirs using geologic and engineering data,
evolutionary changes in major types of ore deposits through
including well logs, sample descriptions, routine and special
time are described, and the causative changes in their
core analyses and well tests. Emphasis is placed on practical
geological environments and genetic processes are consid-
analysis of such data sets from a variety of clastic petroleum
ered. The possible significance of these changes to tectonic
reservoirs worldwide. These data sets are integrated into
processes, and to crustal evolution of the earth are evalu-
detailed characterizations, which then are used to solve
ated. In this context ore deposits are of interest not only for
practical oil and gas field problems. Prerequisites:
their commercial value, but scientifically, as additional
GEGN438, GEOL501, GEOL505/605 or equivalents.
guides to the earth’s evolutionary development through 4
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
billion years of earth history. Prerequisite: GEGN401,
GEOL614. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY OF DEEP-WATER
GEOL515, GEOL516 or equivalents or consent of instruc-
CLASTIC DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS (I) Course
tor. 3 hours lectures and/or seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
combines local and regional deep-water sedimentology,
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
sequence stratigraphy, reservoir geology, interpretation of
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
outcrops, reflection seismic records, cores and well logs.
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
Focus is on depositional processes, facies and their
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
interpretation within deep-water depositional systems,
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory
turbidite models and their evolution, control of reservoir
exercises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
characteristics and performance, turbidites within a
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
sequence stratigraphic framework, and the global occurrence
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
of turbidite reservoirs. Laboratory exercises on seismic, well
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student.
log, and core interpretation. Seven day field trip to study
Prerequisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
classic turbidites in Arkansas and to develop individual field
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours
mapping and interpretation projects. Prerequisites:
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
GEGN438, GEOL501 or equivalents. 3 hours lecture,
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Fall
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
1999.
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbon-
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochemis-
ate facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
try of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics,
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
sedimentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mecha-
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
nisms of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
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non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
major near-surface diagenetic environments, subaerial
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
exposure, dolomitization, burial diagenesis, carbonate
or GEGN 307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
aqueous equlibria, and the carbonate geochemistry of trace
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
elements and stable isotopes. Laboratory stresses thin
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
section recognition of diagenetic textures and fabrics, x-ray
(I) Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing
diffraction, and geochemical/isotopic approaches to
physical and chemical controls in the development of
diagenetic problems. Prerequisite: GEOL624 or equivalent
mineral assemblages. Petrographic examination of rock
or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/seminar/lab;
suites from representative metamorphic zones and facies.
3 semester hours.
Emphasis on the interrelationships of crystallization and
GEGN669. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
deformation and an interpretation of metamorphic history.
HYDROGEOLOGY Review of current literature and
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and
research regarding selected topics in hydrogeology. Group
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
discussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and
years; Fall 1998.
field trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite:
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
Consent of instructor. 1 to 2 semester hours; may be
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
GEGN670. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOLOGICAL
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
ENGINEERING Review of current literature and research
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petro-
regarding selected topics in engineering geology. Group
graphic study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-
discussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and
mineralized, from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites:
field trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite:
GEOL221, GEOL212, GEGN306 or GEGN307.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
GEGN671. ADVANCED SITE INVESTIGATION
alternate years; Fall 1999.
PROJECTS (II) The geological engineer’s role in assess-
GEOL642. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Field program operated
ment and design for heavy construction projects from the
concurrently with GEGN316 field camp to familiarize the
preliminary site investigation stage through the final design
student with basic field technique, geologic principles, and
stage. An advanced course for the application of siting and
regional geology of Rocky Mountains. Prerequisite:
design methods to complex projects. Prerequisite:
Undergraduate degree in geology and GEGN316 or
GEGN571 or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours
equivalent. During summer field session; 1 to 3 semester
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
hours.
GEGN672. ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS (II) Geological
GEOL643. GRADUATE FIELD SEMINARS (I, II, S)
analysis, design, and stabilization of natural soil and rock
Special advanced field programs emphasizing detailed study
slopes and rock foundations; computer modeling of slopes;
of some aspects of geology. Normally conducted away from
use of specialized methods in earth construction. Prerequi-
the Golden campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to Ph.D. or
site: GEGN468, EGGN461/EGGN463 and MNGN321.
advanced M.S. candidates. Usually taken after at least one
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
year of graduate residence. Background requirements vary
GEGN675. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC
according to nature of field study. Consent of instructor and
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Review of current
department head is required. Fees are assessed for field and
developments and research in specific advanced topics
living expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours;
concerning Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
may be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
technology and their applications to all areas of geology and
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
geological engineering. Topics will include 3-dimensional
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
data systems, the problems of 3-dimensional data structures,
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
visualization and rendering of complex geological objects,
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
interactions with analytical models, and the capabilities of
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
new software and hardware. Prerequisites: GEGN575 and
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
GEGN681. VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (II) Study of
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour
the physics of unsaturated groundwater flow and contami-
seminar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
nant transport. Fundamental processes and data collection
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND
methods will be presented. The emphasis will be on analytic
GEOCHEMISTRY(II) Petrologic, geochemical, and
solutions to the unsaturated flow equations and analysis of
isotopic approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in
field data. Application to non-miscible fluids, such as
carbonate sediments and rocks. Topics covered include
gasoline, will be made. The fate of leaks from underground
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tanks will be analyzed. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or
course, students earn certification to advise on the Interna-
equivalent; Math through Differential Equations; or consent
tional Ground Water Modeling Center technical support line
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in a part-time employment mode. Prerequisite: GEGN583 or
GEGN682. FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED
consent of instructor. 2 hours recitation alternate weeks;
ROCK (I) Explores the application of hydrologic and
3 hours lab every week; 2 credit hours.
engineering principles to flow and transport in fractured
GEGN/GEOL 698. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR
rock. Emphasis is on analysis of field data and the differ-
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics
ences between flow and transport in porous media and
classes, taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture,
fractured rock. Teams work together throughout the
laboratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of
semester to solve problems using field data, collect and
instructor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3
analyze field data, and to independent research in flow and
semester hours.
transport in fractured rock. Prerequisites: GEGN581 or
GEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours. Offered
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
alternate years; Fall 2001.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
GEGN683. ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology.
(II) Flow and solute transport modeling including: 1)
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.
advanced analytical modeling methods; 2) finite elements,
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
random-walk, and method of characteristics numerical
GEOL 699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I,
methods; 3) discussion of alternative computer codes for
II). Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field
modeling and presentation of the essential features of a
problems in geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
number of codes; 4) study of selection of appropriate
and department. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
computer codes for specific modeling problems; 5)
application of models to ground water problems; and 6)
GEGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT-
study of completed modeling projects through literature
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field
review, reading and discussion. Prerequisite: GEOL/
and library work for the Master of Engineering report under
CHGC509 or GEGN583, and GEGN585 or consent of
supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE,
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS
GEOLOGY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for
SYSTEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and
the Master’s thesis under supervision of the student’s
practical experience in the application of chemical equilib-
advisory committee.
rium and reaction path models to problems in diverse fields
GEGN702. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCI-
of theoretical and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced
ENCE, GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Labora-
topics in aqueous geochemistry are presented and subse-
tory, field, and library work for the Master’s thesis under
quently investigated using computer simulation approaches.
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required
Includes hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6.
of candidates for the degree of Master of Science (Geologi-
Instruction is provided in the use of basic UNIX commands.
cal Engineering).
The course progressively builds user ability through a wide
variety of applications including problems in thermody-
GEGN/GEOL703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF
namic data quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment
PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision
diagenesis, groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemis-
of student’s doctoral committee.
try, leachate generation, and enhanced oil recovery treat-
GEGN/GEOL704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
ments. Course ends with student presentations of a chemical
MASTER OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit
modeling study applied to a problem of their choosing.
hours required for completion of the degree Master of
Prerequisite: GEGN585 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Engineering - thesis. Engineering design must be carried out
lecture/computer lab; 3 semester hours.
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
GEGN685. APPLIED GROUND-WATER MODELING
advisor.
PROBLEM SOLVING (I, II) Approach to and resolution of
GEGN/GEOL705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
technical ground-water modeling problems from industrial
MASTER OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for
applications. Conceptual analysis taught via Socratic
completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis.
Dialectic. Students reproduce, analyze, and resolve each
Research must be carried out under the direct supervision of
problem. Each class offers new problems and learning
the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
experiences, thus the course can be repeated for credit with
consent of instructor. By successful completion of this
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GEGN/GEOL706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
Geophysics
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
required for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy.
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
Research must be carried out under direct supervision of the
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Professor
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
KENNETH L. LARNER, Charles Henry Green Professor of
Geochemical Exploration
Exploration Geophysics
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II)
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
Borehole Geophysics
interpretation of data of soils, stream sediments, vegetation,
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies and
Research
and rock in connection with field problems. Term report
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Exploration Science
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor
dispersion to the search for metallic mineral deposits.
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
Evaluation of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpre-
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor
tational techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration.
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
Practical laboratory exercises. Term projects required.
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
Prerequisite: GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or
VLADIMIR GRECHKA, Research Associate Professor
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester
HENGREN XIA, Research Assistant Professor
hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 1998.
TIMOTHY M. NIEBAUER, Adjunct Associate Professor
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEMIS-
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
TRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
deposits. A variety of sampling media, analytical proce-
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
dures, and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape
FRANK A. HADSELL, Professor Emeritus
geochemistry framework for exploration program design.
GUY H. TOWLE, Professor Emeritus
Prerequisite: GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of
JAMES E. WHITE, Professor Emeritus
instructor. A course in geomorphology recommended.
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
Degrees Offered
alternate years; Spring 1997.
Professional Degree (Geophysics)
Master of Engineering (Geophysical Engineering)
GXGN637. ADVANCED STUDIES IN EXPLORATION
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Individual special investigations
Master of Science (Geophysics)
of a laboratory or field problem in exploration geochemistry
Master of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
under the direction of a member of staff. Work on the same
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics)
or a different topic may be continued through later semesters
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysical Engineering)
and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: GXGN571 and
Program Description
consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Geophysics entails the study and exploration of the
Earth’s interior through physical measurements collected at
the earth’s surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, and from
satellites. Using a combination of mathematics, physics,
geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer science, a
geophysicist analyzes these measurements to infer properties
and processes within the Earth’s complex interior.
Because the Earth supplies all of our material needs and
is the repository of our waste products, the breadth and
importance of this field of science are evident. Oil compa-
nies and mining firms use the exploratory skills of geophysi-
cists to locate hidden resources throughout the world.
Geophysicists assess the material properties near the Earth’s
surface when sites are chosen for large engineering and
waste-management operations. Geophysical technology is
used in environmental applications such as tracking the flow
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of contaminants and searching for groundwater. On the
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) integrates
global scale, geophysicists attempt to unravel Earth
the acquisition and interpretation of multicomponent,
processes and structures from its surface down to its central
three-dimensional seismic reflection and downhole data,
core using measurements of heat distribution and flow;
with the geology and petroleum engineering of existing
gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal, and stress fields;
oil fields, in an attempt to understand the complex
and ground motion caused by earthquakes or explosions.
properties of petroleum reservoirs. Like CWP, RCP is a
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
multidisciplinary group with faculty members from
Colorado School of Mines is the largest department in the
Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, and Geology
U.S. specializing in applied geophysical research and
involved. More information about RCP can be obtained
education. Even so, with 12 full-time faculty and class sizes
on the WWW at http://www.mines.edu/academic/
ranging from 12 to 20, students receive individualized
geophysics/rcp.
attention in a close-knit environment. Given the interdisci-
The Rock Physics Laboratory conducts research on the
plinary nature of geophysics, the undergraduate curriculum
physical properties of rocks having varying porosity,
requires students to become thoroughly familiar with
permeability and fluid content. These properties are
geological, mathematical, and physical theory, in addition
measured at various temperatures and pressures to
to exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the
simulate reservoir conditions.
various geophysical methodologies.
The Near Surface Seismic (NSS) Group is involved in
Traditionally, the resource industry has been, and
research activity related to using surface and borehole,
continues to be, the largest employer of CSM geophysics
multi-component observations in an attempt to quantify
graduates. Within this industry, graduates find employment
the upper 100 meters of the subsurface.
with the major oil companies, contractors involved in
The Environmental Geophysics Group investigates the uses
seismic and borehole logging surveys, and mineral explora-
of complex resistivity and ground-penetrating radar for
tion. Graduates also find employment in the emerging
the characterization of contaminated soils.
engineering and geotechnical industries with positions
offered by government agencies and the myriad of small
The Gravity and Magnetic Research Consortium carries out
contracting firms specializing in shallow subsurface
industry sponsored research in modeling, processing, and
characterization for environmental, water management, and
inversion of gravity and magnetic data. The emphasis is
civil engineering applications.
to develop efficient methods for imaging subsurface
structures by inverting surface, airborne, and borehole
Research Emphasis
observations to infer the below-ground distributions of
The Department conducts research in a wide variety of
density or magnetization, together with their structural
areas mostly related, but not restricted, to applied geophys-
boundaries. Developing fast forward-modeling techniques
ics. Candidates interested in the research activities of a
for calculating the gravity, gravity gradient, and magnetic
specific faculty member are encouraged to obtain a copy of
fields from a given distribution of density or magnetiza-
the Department’s view book and to contact that faculty
tion is an integral part of the research.
member directly. To give prospective candidates an idea of
the types of research activities available in geophysics at
The Center for Petrophysics (CENPET) is an interdiscipli-
CSM, a list of the recognized research groups operating
nary facility that performs research and education in all
within the Department of Geophysics is given below.
aspects of petrophysics ranging from acoustic measure-
ments on core material for the calibration of seismic
The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) is a multi-
surveys to the design of new borehole instruments to
disciplinary research group with a total of six faculty
measure climatological parameters in the ice of the
members --- four from the Department of Geophysics,
Antarctic. CENPET is dedicated to understanding the
and two from the Department of Mathematics and
properties of the materials in the earth and how geophysi-
Computer Sciences. With research sponsored by some 30
cal observations can be used to predict these properties.
companies worldwide in the petroleum-exploration
Several departments (Geology, Chemistry, Petroleum
industry, plus U.S. government agencies, CWP empha-
Engineering, Mathematics, and Geophysics) cooperate in
sizes the development of theoretical and computational
the center. For more information consult http://
methods for imaging of the Earth’s subsurface, primarily
www.geophysics.mines.edu/petrophysics
through use of the reflection seismic method. Research-
ers have been involved in forward and inverse problems
Degrees Offered
of wave propagation as well as data processing for data
The Department offers both traditional, research-oriented
obtained where the subsurface is complex, specifically
graduate programs and a non-thesis professional education
where it is both heterogeneous and anisotropic. Further
program designed to meet specific career objectives. The
information about CWP can be obtained on the WWW at
program of study is selected by the student, in consultation
http://www.cwp.mines.edu.
with an advisor, and with thesis committee approval,
according to the student’s career needs and interests.
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Specific degrees, have specific requirements as detailed
semester with the GAC to discuss course requirements,
below. The Department maintains the Department of
deficiencies, and their independent investigation.
Geophysics, Graduate Student Handbook. This resource
While no formal thesis is required, students obtaining the
includes discussion of all of the current degree require-
Professional Degree must complete, and then report on, an
ments, a description of Departmental resources and
independent investigation for which six credits are awarded
activities, and descriptions of Departmental procedures
under GPGN599. The work constituting the independent
governing graduate student progress through degree
investigation can be completed at CSM under faculty
programs. The handbook can be viewed on the World Wide
guidance, or it can be completed in partnership with an
Web at http://trident.mines.edu/~sggs/handbook/intro.html.
industry sponsor. In either case, the candidate must submit
Like the CSM Graduate Student Bulletin, the Department of
to his or her advisor and committee a written proposal
Geophysics, Graduate Student Handbook is updated
describing the scope and content of this work prior to
annually.
enrolling in GPGN599.
Professional Degree in Geophysical Engineering
As with the other graduate degrees offered by the
The Professional Degree in Geophysical Engineering is
Department of Geophysics, candidates in the Professional
the Department’s non-thesis postgraduate degree. The
Degree program are expected to defend their independent
Professional Degree is awarded upon the completion of 38
investigation in an open oral defense. For the Professional
hours of approved coursework. While individual courses
Degree this requirement is fulfilled as part of enrollment in
constituting the degree are determined by the student, and
GPGN581. To successfully complete GPGN581, candidates
approved by HIS/HER program advisor and committee (as
are required to prepare and present a 20 minute oral
described below), courses applied to all professional degrees
presentation of their independent study to the Geophysics
must satisfy the following criteria.
faculty and student body. At this time, students should be
x All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
prepared to answer questions related to all aspects of the
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill
work presented.
deficiencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
Master of Science Degrees: Geophysics and Geophysical
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
Engineering
requirements of the degree.
Students may obtain a Master of Science Degree in
x The student’s advisor and committee may require
either Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as
degrees have the same coursework and thesis requirements,
described below. Credits used to fulfill program
as described below. Students are normally admitted into the
deficiencies are not included in the minimum required
Master of Science in Geophysics program. If, however, a
credits needed to obtain the Professional Degree.
student would like to obtain the Master of Science in
x At least (21) credits must be at the 500 (graduate)
Geophysical Engineering, the course work and thesis topic
level or above.
must meet the following requirements. Note that these
requirements are in addition to those associated with the
x At least (15) credits must be for courses taken within
Master of Science in Geophysics.
the Department of Geophysics at CSM.
Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
x In addition, students must include the following
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of engineer-
courses in their Professional Degree program
ing coursework. What constitutes coursework considered as
GPGN599 – Geophysical Investigation (6 credits
engineering is determined by the Geophysics faculty at
total)
large.
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1
x Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
credit)
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
GPGN581 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
Upon admission into the Professional Degree program,
the Department’s Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC) will
For either Master of Science degree, a minimum of 26
assign each candidate an interim advisor and make a
course credits is required accompanied by a minimum of 12
preliminary assessment of course deficiencies. Students in
credits of graduate research. While individual courses
this program, like students in all of the Department’s
constituting the degree are determined by the student, and
programs, are free to change advisors as they desire. Unlike
approved by their advisor and thesis committee, courses
the Department’s other graduate programs, however,
applied to all M.S. degrees must satisfy the following
Professional Degree students are not free to choose their
criteria.
advisory committees. The GAC acts as the advisory
x All course, research, transfer, residence, and thesis
committee to all Professional Degree students. Professional
requirements are as described in Registration and
Degree candidates are required to meet at least once a
Tuition Classification and Graduate Degrees and
Requirements sections of this document.
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x All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), at least 72
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill
credits beyond the Bachelors degree are required. No fewer
deficiencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
than 24 research credits are required. Up to 30 course
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
credits can be awarded by the candidate’s Ph.D. Thesis
requirements of the degree.
Committee for completion of a Master’s Degree at CSM or
x The student’s advisor and committee may require
another institution. While individual courses constituting the
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as
degree are determined by the student, and approved by the
described below. Credits used to fulfill program
student’s advisor and committee, courses applied to all
deficiencies are not included in the minimum required
Ph.D. degrees must satisfy the following criteria.
credits needed to obtain the M.S. Degree.
x All course, research, minor degree programs, transfer,
x Students must include the following courses in their
residence, and thesis requirements are as described in
Master degree program
Registration and Tuition Classification and Graduate
Degrees and Requirements sections of this document.
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1
credit)
x All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
GPGN581 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill
deficiencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
GPGN705 – Graduate Research – Master of Science
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
(12 credits in addition to the required 26 course
requirements of the degree.
credits).
x Students must demonstrate breadth of geophysical
x The student’s advisor and committee may require
knowledge by completing appropriate course work in
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as
Geophysical Theory and Modeling, Experimental/Data
described below. Credits used to fulfill program
Acquisition, Data Processing, and Interpretation. See
deficiencies are not included in the minimum required
the latest version of the Graduate Student Handbook
credits needed to obtain the Ph.D. Degree.
(HYPERLINK http://trident.mines.edu/~sggs/
x Students must include the following courses in their
handbook/intro.html Appendix G) for courses that
Ph.D. program
fulfill these requirements.
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1
As described in the Master of Science, Thesis and Thesis
credit)
Defense section of this bulletin, all M.S. candidates must
SYGN600 – Fundamentals of College Teaching (2
successfully defend their M.S. thesis in an open oral Thesis
credits).
Defense. The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by
GPGN681 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
the Department of Geophysics follow those outlined in the
GPGN706 – Graduate Research – Doctor of Philoso-
Graduate Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of
phy (24 credits in addition to the required 48 course
Geophysics requires students submit the final draft of their
credits)
written thesis to their Thesis Committee no less than two
x Students in the Ph.D. program must demonstrate
weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
breadth of geophysical knowledge by successfully
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees:
completing appropriate course work in Geophysical
Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
Theory and Modeling, Experimental/Data Acquisition,
Students may obtain a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in
Data Processing, and Interpretation. See the latest
either Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both
version of the Graduate Student Handbook
degrees have the same coursework and thesis requirements,
(HYPERLINK http://trident.mines.edu/~sggs/
as described below. Students are normally admitted into the
handbook/intro.html Appendix G) for courses that
Ph.D. in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would
fulfill these requirements.
like to obtain the Ph.D. in Geophysical Engineering, the
x In addition to requiring SYGN600, students are also
course work and thesis topic must meet the following
required to acquire at least one semester of teaching
requirements. Note that these requirements are in addition to
experience.
those associated with the Ph.D. in Geophysics.
In the Doctoral program, students must demonstrate the
x Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
potential for successful completion of independent research
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
and enhance the breadth of their expertise by completing a
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
Comprehensive Examination no later than the fourth
considered as engineering is determined by the
semester in residence. An extension of up to two more
Geophysics faculty at large.
semesters may be petitioned by students through their
x Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
Thesis Committees. If the Comprehensive Examination is
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
not successfully completed within six semesters, the
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
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Department of Geophysics reserves the right to unilaterally
x Geology – Structural Geology, Stratigraphy, Materials
terminate a student’s Ph.D. program.
of the Earth, Geologic Field Methods
In the Department of Geophysics, the Comprehensive
x Geophysics – Introductory courses that include both
Examination consists of the preparation, presentation, and
theory and applications in Gravity and Magnetics,
defense of two research projects completed while in
Seismology, Electromagnetism, Borehole Geophysics,
residence in the Ph.D. program at the Colorado School of
and Geophysical Field Methods
Mines. The research projects used in this process must
x Senior Thesis or Project
conform to the standards described in the Department’s
Graduate Student Handbook (HYPERLINK http://
x In addition, candidates in the Doctoral program are
trident.mines.edu/~sggs/handbook/intro.html). The
expected to have no less than one year of college level
Department conducts Comprehensive Examinations in
foreign language skills.
accordance with the Doctor of Philosophy, Comprehensive
Candidates not prepared in one or more of these areas
Examination section of the Graduate Bulletin.
may be admitted into the program if their background and
As described in the Doctor of Philosophy, Thesis
demonstrated talents give reasonable expectation that they
Defense section of this bulletin, all Ph.D. candidates must
can overcome deficiencies during their graduate career.
successfully defend their Ph.D. thesis in an open oral Thesis
Description of Courses
Defense. The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by
GPGN404. DIGITAL ANALYSIS (I) The fundamentals of
the Department of Geophysics follow those outlined in the
one-dimensional digital signal processing as applied to
Graduate Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of
geophysical investigations are studied. Students explore the
Geophysics requires students submit the final draft of their
mathematical background and practical consequences of the
written thesis to their Thesis Committee no less than two
sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and
weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
Fourier transforms, windows, and filters. Emphasis is
Acceptable Thesis Formats
placed on applying the knowledge gained in lecture to
exploring practical signal processing issues. This is done
In addition to traditional dissertations, the Department of
through homework and in-class practicum assignments
Geophysics also accepts dissertations that are compendia of
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms
papers published or submitted to peer-reviewed journals.
discussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315,
The following guidelines are applied by the Department in
GPGN249, and GPGN306, or consent of instructor.
determining the suitability of a thesis submitted as a series
Knowledge of a computer programming language is
of written papers.
assumed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
x All papers included in the dissertation must have a
common theme, as approved by a student’s thesis
GPGN414. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORA-
committee.
TION (II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea
floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
x Papers should be submitted for inclusion in a
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
dissertation in a common format and typeset.
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and
x In addition to the individual papers, students must
limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303. 3
prepare abstract, introduction, discussion, and
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
conclusions sections of the thesis that tie together the
GPGN419/PEGN419.WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
individual papers into a unified dissertation.
FORMATION EVLUATION (I) The basics of core analyses
x A student’s thesis committee might also require the
and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
preparation and inclusion of various appendices with
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation
the dissertation in support of the papers prepared
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
explicitly for publication.
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
Graduate Program Deficiencies
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
grade, ash-content, mechanical strength, and acoustic
All graduate programs in Geophysics require that
velocity. The impact of these parameters on reserves
applicants have a background that includes the equivalent of
estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumula-
adequate undergraduate preparation in the following areas:
tions is demonstrated. Prerequisite: MACS315, GPGN249,
x Mathematics – Calculus, Linear Algebra or Linear
GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2
Systems, Differential Equations, Engineering
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Mathematics, Computer Programming
GPGN422. METHODS OF ELECTRICAL PROSPECT-
x Chemistry – Chemistry I
ING (I) In-depth study of the application of electrical and
x Physics – Classical Physics
electromagnetic methods to crustal studies, minerals
exploration, oil and gas exploration, and groundwater.
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Laboratory work with scale and mathematical models
data processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking,
coupled with field work over areas of known geology.
and migration) interpretation techniques including curved
Prerequisite: GPGN308 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
ray methods. Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
laboratory model data; seismic processing using an
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
interactive workstation. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and
core analyses and the principles of all common borehole
concurrent enrollment in GPGN404, or consent of instruc-
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
tor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II). Students will
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
explore the fundamental observations from which physical
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
is placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419
also on developing and testing quantitative models to
presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
describe these disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201,
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN306, GPGN308,
Prerequisites: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302,
PHGN200, and MACS315, or consent of instructor.
GPGN303, and GPGN308. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
and GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II)
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
elective course(s). Application of engineering design
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
principles to geophysics through advanced work, individual
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
in character, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
and oral presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to
department. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
be arranged between student and individual faculty member
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
approval. Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308,
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
and completion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics
department. “Independent Study” form must be completed
method courses in the general topic area of the project
and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
design. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
Graduate Courses
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
LEUM DESIGN (II). This is a multidisciplinary design
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
School. 600-level courses are open only to students
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
enrolled in the Graduate School.
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design
GPGN503/GEGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development,
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
including the development of a prospect in an exploration
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and
play a detailed engineering field study, are assigned.
valley fill depositional environments. This is a
Several detailed written and oral presentations are made
multidisciplinary course that shows students how to
throughout the semester. Project economics, including risk
characterize and model subsurface reservoir performance by
analysis, are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: GP
integrating data, methods and concepts from geology,
majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303; GE majors: GEOL308 or
geophysics and petroleum engineering. Activities include
GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438; PE majors: PEGN316,
field trips, computer modeling, written exercises and oral
PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concur-
team presentations. Prerequisite: GEOL 501 or consent of
rent). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
instructors. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I)
GPGN504/GEGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
Historical survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (II) Students work in
elastic media; transmission and reflection at single and
multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
multiple interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors,
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and develop-
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ment. Students will learn and apply methods and concepts
subjects such as pulsed neutron logging, nuclear magnetic
from geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering to
resonance, production logging, and formation testing; for
timely design problems in oil and gas exploration and field
geophysicists on vertical seismic profiling, cross well
development. Activities include field trips, computer
acoustics and electro-magnetic surveys. Prerequisite:
modeling, written exercises and oral team presentations.
GPGN419/PEGN419 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Prerequisite: GPGN/GEGN/PEGN503 or consent of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructors. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
GPGN520. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
GPGN507. NEAR-SURFACE FIELD METHODS (I)
EXPLORATION (I) Electromagnetic theory. Instrumenta-
Students design and implement data acquisition programs
tion. Survey planning. Processing of data. Geologic
for all forms of near-surface geophysical surveys. The result
interpretations. Methods and limitations of interpretation.
of each survey is then modeled and discussed in the context
Prerequisite: GPGN308 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
of field design methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered fall semester,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
odd years
semester, even years.
GPGN521. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
GPGN509. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MAGNETIC EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory
AND PROCESSES IN ROCK, SOILS, AND FLUIDS (I)
projects of interest to class members; topics for lecture and
Physical and chemical properties and processes that are
laboratory selected from the following: new methods for
measurable with geophysical instruments are studied,
acquiring, processing and interpreting electrical and
including methods of measurement, interrelationships
electromagnetic data, methods for the solution of two- and
between properties, coupled processes, and processes which
three-dimensional EM problems, physical modeling,
modify properties in pure phase minerals and fluids, and in
integrated inversions. Prerequisite: GPGN422 or
mineral mixtures (rocks and soils). Investigation of
GPGN520, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
implications for petroleum development, minerals extrac-
lab; 4 semester hours. Offered spring semester, even years
tion, groundwater exploration, and environmental
GPGN530. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS (II) Introduction to
remediation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
geophysical techniques used in a variety of industries
lecture, 3 semester hours.
(mining, petroleum, environmental and engineering) in
GPGN510. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORA-
exploring for new deposits, site design, etc. The methods
TION (I) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea
studied include gravity, magnetic, electrical, seismic,
floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
radiometric and borehole techniques. Emphasis on
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
techniques and their applications are tailored to student
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and
interests. The course, intended for non-geophysics students,
limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303,
will emphasize the theoretical basis for each technique, the
GPGN321, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
instrumentation used and data collection, processing and
lab; 4 semester hours.
interpretation procedures specific to each technique so that
GPGN511. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
non-specialists can more effectively evaluate the results of
EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory projects of interest
geophysical investigations. Prerequisites: PHGN100,
to class members; topics for lecture and laboratory selected
PHGN200, MACS111. GEGN401 or consent of the
from the following: new methods for acquiring, processing,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
and interpreting gravity and magnetic data, methods for the
GPGN540. MINING GEOPHYSICS (I) Introduction to
solution of two- and three-dimensional potential field
gravity, magnetic, electric, radiometric and borehole
problems, Fourier transforms as applied to gravity and
techniques used by the mining industry in exploring for new
magnetics, the geologic implications of filtering gravity and
deposits. The course, intended for graduate geophysics
magnetic data, equivalent distributions, harmonic functions,
students, will emphasize the theoretical basis for each
inversions. Prerequisite: GPGN414 or consent of instructor.
technique, the instrumentation used and data collection,
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and field; 4 semester hours.
processing and interpretation procedures specific to each
Offered spring semester, even years.
technique. Prerequisites: GPGN321, GPGN322,
GPGN519/PEGN 519. ADVANCED FORMATION
MACS111,MACS112, MACS213. 3 hours lecture;
EVALUATION (II). A detailed review of well logging and
3 semester hours.
other formation evaluation methods will be presented, with
GPGN551/MACS693. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
the emphasis on the imaging and characterization of
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
hydrocarbon reservoirs. Advanced logging tools such as
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
array induction, dipole sonic, and imaging tools will be
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
discussed. The second half of the course will offer in
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
parallel sessions: for geologists and petroleum engineers on
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
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ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include:
data, normal-moveout correction and common-midpoint
Statics estimation and compensation, deconvolution,
stacking, optimum-weight stacking, beam steering and the
multiple suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet
stack array. Also discussed are continuous and discrete one-
estimation, imaging and inversion, extraction of strati-
and two-dimensional data filtering, including Vibroseis
graphic and lithologic information, and correlation of
correlation, spectral whitening, moveout filtering, data
surface and borehole seismic data with well log data.
interpolation, slant stacking, and the continuous and discrete
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar;
Radon transform for enhancing data resolution and
1 semester hour.
suppression of multiples and other forms of coherent noise.
GPGN552. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (I)
Prerequisite: GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Introduction to basic principles of elasticity including
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
Hooke’s law, equation of motion, representation theorems,
GPGN562. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING II (II) The
and reciprocity. Representation of seismic sources, seismic
student will gain understanding of applications of determin-
moment tensor, radiation from point sources in homoge-
istic and statistical deconvolution for wavelet shaping,
neous isotropic media. Boundary conditions, reflection/
wavelet compression, and multiple suppression. Both
transmission coefficients of plane waves, plane-wave
reflection-based and refraction-based statistics estimation
propagation in stratified media. Basics of wave propagation
and correction for 2-D and 3-D seismic data will be covered,
in attenuative media, brief description of seismic modeling
with some attention to problems where subsurface structure
methods. Prerequisite: GPGN452 or consent of instructor.
is complex. Also for areas of complex subsurface structure,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students will be introduced to analytic and interactive
GPGN553. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (II)
methods of velocity estimation. Where the near-surface is
This course is focused on the physics of wave phenomena
complex, poststack and prestack imaging methods, such as
and the importance of wave-theory results in exploration
layer replacement are introduced to derive dynamic
and earthquake seismology. Includes reflection and
corrections to reflection data. Also discussed are special
transmission problems for spherical waves, methods of
problems related to the processing of multi-component
steepest descent and stationary phase, point-source radiation
seismic data for enhancement of shear-wave information,
in layered isotropic media, surface and non-geometrical
and those related to processing of vertical seismic profile
waves. Discussion of seismic modeling methods, funda-
data for separation of upgoing and downgoing P- and S-
mentals of wave propagation in anisotropic and attenuative
wave arrivals. Prerequisite: GPGN452 and GPGN561 or
media. Prerequisite: GPGN552 or consent of instructor. 3
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
Offered spring semester, odd years.
even years
GPGN574. GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS (II)
GPGN555. INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE
Description of world groundwater aquifers. Effects of water
SEISMOLOGY (I) Introductory course in observational,
saturation on the physical properties of rocks. Use of
engineering, and theoretical earthquake seismology. Topics
geophysical methods in the exploration, development and
include: seismogram interpretation, elastic plane waves and
production of groundwater. Field demonstrations of the
surface waves, source kinematics and constraints from
application of the geophysical methods in the solution of
seismograms, seismicity and earthquake location, magnitude
some groundwater problems. Prerequisite: Consent of
and intensity estimates, seismic hazard analysis, and
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
earthquake induced ground motions. Students interpret
GPGN581. GRADUATE SEMINAR – MS (I, II) Presenta-
digital data from globally distributed seismic stations.
tion describing results of MS thesis research. All theses
Prerequisite: GPGN452.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester
must be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
granted. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
GPGN558. SEISMIC DATA INTERPRETATION (II)
GPGN583. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS I
Practical interpretation of seismic data used in exploration
(I) This course describes the physical and mathematical
for hydrocarbons. Integration with other sources of
principles of the gravimetric, magnetometric and electrical
geological and geophysical information. Prerequisite:
methods of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the
GPGN452, GEOL501 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
following questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
examples illustrating their application; 2) the physical
GPGN561. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I (I) Introduc-
properties of rocks and the influence of the medium on the
tion to basic principles underlying the processing of seismic
field; 3) the distribution of field generators in the medium;
data for suppression of various types of noise. Includes the
4) the relevant systems of field equations; 5) methods of
rationale for and methods for implementing different forms
solution of the forward problems; 6) approximate methods
of gain to data, and the use of various forms of stacking for
of field calculation and their application in geophysics; 7)
noise suppression, such as diversity stacking of Vibroseis
the behavior of the fields as they are applied in the main
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geophysical methods; 8) the relationship between the fields
of numerical methods in geophysical interpretation.
and the geometric and physical parameters of the medium.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
3 semester hours.
GPGN651. ADVANCED SEISMOLOGY (I) In-depth
GPGN584. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS II
discussion of wave propagation in anisotropic and inhomo-
(II) This course describes the physical and mathematical
geneous media. Topics include the Green’s function for
principles of the electromagnetic, seismic and nuclear
homogeneous anisotropic media, influence of anisotropy on
methods of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the
body-wave polarizations and shear-wave splitting,
following questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and
traveltime analysis for transversely isotropic models,
examples illustrating their application; 2) the physical
inversion of seismic data in the presence of anisotropy.
properties of rocks and the influence of the medium on the
Analytic and numerical description of surface waves in
field; 3) the distribution of field generators in the medium;
horizontally layered media, ray theory and dynamic ray
4) the relevant systems of field equations; 5) methods of
tracing for body waves in homogeneous earth models.
solution of the forward problems; 6) approximate methods
Prerequisites: GPGN552 and GPGN553 or consent of
of field calculation and their application in geophysics; 7)
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
the behavior of the fields as they are applied in the main
semester, even years.
geophysical methods; 8) the relationship between the fields
GPGN658. SEISMIC MIGRATION (II) Seismic migration
and the geometric and physical parameters of the medium.
is the process that converts seismograms, each recorded as a
Prerequisite: GPGN583. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
function of time, to an image of the earth’s subsurface,
GPGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
which is a function of depth below the surface. The
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
theoretical and practical aspects of finite-difference,
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
Kirchhoff, Fourier transform, and other methods for
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
migration are emphasized with numerous computer
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 598
programs and exercises. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
even years.
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
GPGN681. GRADUATE SEMINAR – PHD (I, II)
GPGN599. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS MS (I, II)
Presentation describing results of Ph.D. thesis research. All
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
theses must be presented in seminar before corresponding
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
degree is granted. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
department and “Independent Study” form must be
GPGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
upon nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
hours.
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN605. INVERSION THEORY (I) Introductory course
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 698
in inverting geophysical observations for inferring earth
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
structure and processes. Techniques discussed include:
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
Monte-Carlo procedures, Marquardt-Levenburg optimiza-
instructor. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
tion, and generalized linear inversion. In addition, aspects
GPGN699. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION-PHD (I, II)
of probability theory, data and model resolution, uniqueness
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
considerations, and the use of a priori constraints are
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
presented. Students are required to apply the inversion
department and “Independent Study” form must be
methods described to a problem of their choice and present
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent
the results as an oral and written report. Prerequisite:
upon nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester
MACS315 and knowledge of a scientific programming
hours.
language. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT –
GPGN606. SIMUATION OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA (II)
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
Efficiency of writing and running computer programs.
library work for the Master of Engineering report under
Review of basic matrix manipulation. Utilization of existing
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required
CSM and department computer program libraries. Some
of candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering.
basic and specialized numerical integration techniques used
6 semester hours upon completion of report.
in geophysics. Geophysical applications of finite elements,
finite differences, integral equation modeling, and summary
GPGN701. GRADUATE THESIS – MASTER OF
representation. Project resulting in a term paper on the use
SCIENCE (I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of
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Master of Science in Geophysics. 6 semester hours upon
Liberal Arts and International Studies
completion of thesis.
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Division Director
GPGN703. GRADUATE THESIS – DOCTOR OF
ROBERT L. FRODEMAN,
PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Required of candidates for the
2001-2002 Hennebach Visiting Professor
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics. 30 semester
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
hours.
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor and
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
GPGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Associate Professor
- thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
KAREN B. WILEY, Associate Professor
GPGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Assistant Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
JUAN E. de CASTRO, Assistant Professor
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
student’s faculty advisor.
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
JON LEYDENS, Lecturer and Writing Program Administrator
GPGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
JAMES LOUGH, Lecturer
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy-thesis.
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer
Research must be carried out under direct supervision of the
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
The Liberal Arts and International Studies Division
(LAIS) provides students with an understanding of the
cultural, philosophical, social, political, environmental and
economic contexts in which science and engineering
function. LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their
responsibilities extend beyond the technical mastery of
science and technology to the consequences for human
society and the rest of life on earth. Because of those larger
responsibilities, the LAIS mission includes preparing
students for effective political and social thought and action.
The liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are
the arts of the free mind developing its powers for their own
sake; they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered
development of intellect and imagination addressing
intrinsically worthy concerns. They are essential for
preserving an open, creative, and responsible society. The
liberal arts include philosophy, literature, language, history,
political science, the creative arts, and the social sciences
generally.
International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study
of international political economy, which is the interplay
between economic, political, cultural, and environmental
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forces that shape the relations among the world’s developed
Track II (15 credit hours)
and developing areas. International Studies focus especially
Nine (9) of the 15 hours in Track II must come from
on the role of the state and market in society and economy.
Area Studies-related courses or Resources-related courses:
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications
Area Studies. Area Studies courses come from the
of CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to
International Political Economy of a Region and the
the permanent sustainability of both social organization and
International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
environmental resources and systems that such a commit-
cluster themes. They focus on the following regions: Latin
ment requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided
America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan
by the LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and
Africa. This specialization emphasizes the macro dimen-
women who can provide the technical means for society’s
sions of the role of the state and the market in the interna-
material needs in a manner that leaves posterity an undimin-
tional political economy of development, culture, trade,
ished level of both social and environmental quality.
investment, and finance with a specific country or region
Graduate Certificate in International Political
focus.
Economy
Resources. Resources courses come from the Economic
In May 1999 the Graduate Council approved the
and Political Geography of World Resources and the Global
introduction of a graduate certificate program in Interna-
Environmental Policy cluster themes and focus on the
tional Political Economy (IPE), effective Fall 1999. For the
development and use of natural resources, including the
first three years, the IPE certificate program will be offered.
environment. This specialization emphasizes the role of a
At the beginning of the fourth year, pending the required
specific natural resource sector in inter-state relations and
administrative approvals, it is the intent of the Division of
the global context of trade, finance, investment, technology
Liberal Arts and International Studies to introduce a
transfer, and environmental concerns.
Master’s in International Political Economy.
An additional three (3) hours must come from a thematic
Program Description
cluster other than the one or ones utilized for the first 9
The complete program requires two 15 credit-hour tracks
hours.
(30 hours total). Track I is an introduction and background
The final three (3) hours may come from outside the
to the discipline of International Political Economy. Track
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, such as
II includes 9 hours of specialization in courses dealing
the Division of Economics and Business or one of the
either with Area Studies or with Resources (see below).
engineering/applied science departments or divisions; or
The objective of the certificate program is to provide
they may come from one of the four thematic clusters other
research and analytical skills in: (a) the national and
than the clusters from which the first 12 hours in Track II
supranational relationships between the state and the
are taken.
market; (b) the ramifications of economic policies on social,
Prerequisites
political, and economic development; and (c) the conse-
The requirements for admission to the IPE graduate
quences of environmental policies on economic, political,
certificate program are as follows:
and cultural transformations.
1. BS or BA with a cumulative grade point average at or
The IPE Graduate Certificate curriculum is organized
above 3.0 (4.0 scale).
into four thematic clusters:
2. Undergraduate CSM students who do not meet the
x International Political Economy of a Region (Latin
overall GPA of 3.0 but who are pursuing the undergraduate
America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Sub-
IPE Minor or Certificate must have a minimum 3.0 in that
Saharan Africa)
minor. IPE undergraduate minors may apply to the graduate
x Economic and Political Geography of World Resources
certificate program for provisional admission in their junior
year. See the IPE graduate advisor for further details.
x Global Environmental Policy
3. The GRE is not required.
x International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
4. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required for
Program Requirements
students who are non-native English speakers.
Track I (15 credit-hours)
5. No foreign language is required at the time of
Students must select one course from each of the four
admission. However, demonstrated commitment to learning
thematic clusters of the IPE curriculum noted above for 12
a second and/or third language during the residency in the
of the 15 credit-hours in this track. The final 3 credit-hours
program is encouraged in order to carry out research
can be taken in any one of the four thematic clusters.
projects.
Students are asked to consult with their advisor about which
courses qualify for each of the four themes in any given
semester.
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Fields of IPE Research
military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The
The research specialty of the program will parallel the
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a ‘bachelor pad’
four thematic clusters of the curriculum. The research
(Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite:
methodology of IPE draws from such diverse disciplines as
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
political science, history, economics, geography, sociology,
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
international relations, literature, environmental studies,
LIHU403. MYTHOLOGY This course is designed to give
anthropology, area studies, and even law.
students a familiarity with important Greek myths, espe-
The principal fields of research are: the international
cially in terms of their imaginative and dramatic appeal.
political economy of development of a specific region or
Considerations regarding the nature of that appeal will
country/countries; trade and investment; region-markets and
provide means for addressing the social function of myth,
region-states; international and multilateral governmental
which is a central issue for the course. The class will also
and non-governmental organizations; global environmental
examine various issues of anthropological and philosophical
politics and policies; region-specific environmental policy
significance pertaining to the understanding of myth,
making and implementation; economic and political
including the issue of whether science is a form of myth.
geography of resources; international political risk assess-
The final assignment will provide an opportunity to address
ment and mitigation of a specific country, countries, or
either Greek or non-Greek myth. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
region.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
Course Offerings
3 semester hours.
The current list of IPE graduate courses appears in this
LIHU404. TRANSCENDENT VISION Imagination can
section. Additional courses may be offered in any given
take us beyond the limits imposed by conventional mecha-
semester on a pilot basis. Students are encouraged to
nistic thinking about life and the universe. Spiritual vision
consult this list and their advisor for details.
can reveal a living universe of great power, beauty, and
Graduate Individual Minor
intrinsic value. Yet people accept existence in a world
Graduate students can earn a minor in Liberal Arts and
supposedly built out of dead matter. To transcend ordinary
International Studies if they complete 12 hours of course
experience, we must set out on an adventure, a journey into
work from the Selected Topics or Independent Studies
new and strange worlds. Works of imaginative literature
categories chosen under the supervision of an LAIS advisor.
provide gateways to new worlds in which the universe is a
transcendent experience that gives full meaning to existence.
Note: The Graduate Individual Minor must be approved
This course explores ideas and images of the universe as a
by the student’s graduate committee and by the LAIS
revelation of transcendent value. A major issue considered
Division.
in the course is the implication of comparing European and
Description of Courses
Native American world views. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
Humanities (LIHU)
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
LIHU401: THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR
3 semester hours.
REALITY? This seminar will examine ‘that elusive phrase,
LIHU410. ROMANTICISM TO IMPRESSIONISM
the American dream,’ and ask what it meant to the pioneers
Romanticism to Impressionism is a seminar on aspects of
in the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been
European (primarily French) cultural history of the
revived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within
nineteenth century. Emphasis is on art and literature from
cultural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of
the era of Napoleon I to that of the Third Republic. This is
fiction, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography
the age of industrial revolution, rapid growth of cities,
and autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
exploitation of the working class, the beginnings of
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects.
socialism, and the triumph of capitalism. Artists to be
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
covered range from Delacroix to Monet; authors include Sir
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Walter Scott and Emile Zola. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
LIHU402. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
3 semester hours.
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
LIHU470. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
PERSPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
heterogeneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
and assimilation experience of Americans from Europe,
heroic as ‘exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.’
Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Ameri-
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
cans. Primary sources and works of literature will provide
course. One can find them in surprising places-in the
the media for examining these phenomena. In addition,
community (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the ‘unifying ideals
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the
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and common culture’ that have allowed the United States to
Social Sciences (LISS)
absorb immigrants from every corner of the globe under the
LISS 410. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
umbrella of individual freedom, and the various ways in
relationship between society, technology, and science using
which Americans have attempted to live up to the motto ‘e
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
pluribus unum’ will also be explored. Prerequisite:
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
starting point for discussions. These creative works will also
seminar; 3 semester hours.
be concrete examples of various conceptualizations that
LIHU479. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
historians, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars
A survey of military history, with primary focus on the
have created to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LIHU
American military experience from 1775 to present.
100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Emphasis is placed not only on military strategy and
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
technology, but also on relevant political, social, and
LISS415. THE INVISIBLE MACHINE Did an Invisible
economic questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
Machine build the pyramids? Was the Invisible Machine
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
reassembled in the 17th century? Did astronomy provide the
Open to ROTC students or by permission of the LAIS
blueprint? Why was Louis XIV called the “Sun King?” Is
Division.
modern technology a servant that obeys, or a mega-technical
LIHU480. URBAN QUALITY OF LIFE This course is
system that dominates? Is human society becoming a
intended to engage students with the marvelous potential
technological paradise, or an urban nightmare? Why have a
and appalling problems of some of the world’s cities.
number of movies depicted the future as a nightmare city?
Primary focus will be on cultural history and the designed
Using selected readings plus films such as Metropolis and
environment, including issues of traffic, housing, and
Blade Runner, this course will address these and other
environmental quality. Emphasis will be on the humanistic
significant questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite
dimensions of a range of issues normally associated with
or corequisite: SYGN200.
urban sociology. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS430. GLOBALIZATION This international political
LIHU498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (1, II)
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
consent. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
site or corequisite: SYGN200.
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
LISS431. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
examination of interactions between development and the
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
environment and the human dimensions of global change;
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
social, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
management and preservation of natural resources and
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
and implications of ‘stewardship of the Earth’ and ‘sustain-
able development’. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
LIHU540. LATIN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
This research seminar will deal with the relationship
between political and social thought and narrative in Latin
LISS432. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL
America. Special emphasis will be given to the impact of
DEVELOPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world
evolving national, regional, and international realities on
development; cultural relationship between the developed
political and social theory and narrative in Latin America.
North and the developing South, specifically between the
Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one
U.S. and the Third World. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
hours.
hours.
LIHU549. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL CULTURES
LISS433/533. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This interna-
This research seminar will deal with the role played by
tional political economy seminar seeks to (1) understand the
literature in shaping and developing nationhood in the
history of the making of global corporations and their
Americas. Stress will be placed on both literary and
relationship to the state, region-markets, and region-states;
theoretical texts. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the
and (2) analyze the on-going changes in global, regional,
300-level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours
and national political economies due to the presence of
seminar; 3 semester hours.
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global corporations. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
LISS441/541. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE
corequisite: SYGN200.
AMERICAS This international political economy seminar is
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
LISS434. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
just restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also
their technical field as practiced in another country and
engages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural,
culture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in
and environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
International Political Economy; all arrangements for this
course. If the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
becomes a reality, it will be the largest region-market in the
the International Political Economy minor program.
world with some 800 million people and a combined GNP
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
of over US$10 trillion. In the three other main languages of
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the Americas, the FTAA is know as the Area de Libre
LISS435/535. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This
Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish), the Area de
course will review the existing methodologies and tech-
Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portuguese), and
niques of risk assessment in both country-specific and
the Zone de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA) (French).
global environments. It will also seek to design better ways
Negotiations for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be con-
of assessing and evaluating risk factors for business and
cluded by 2005. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of
corequisite: SYGN200.
economy and politics wherein the role of the state is being
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
challenged and redefined. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequi-
LISS442/542. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international
site or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
political economy seminar deals with the historical
hours.
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial
LISS439. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
eras; its economic, political, and cultural transformation
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
since World War II, contemporary security issues that both
must be taken concurrently with LISS435, Political Risk
divide and unite the region; and globalization processes that
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with
encourage Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc.
empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the
SYGN200.
students analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent
LISS450. AMERICAN MINING HISTORY This course
enrollment in LISS435.
1 hour seminar; 1 semester
asks the question, ‘how do we know what happened in the
hour.
past?’ using Western American mining history as the case
LISS440/540. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT A
study. The course will include primary texts–those written at
senior seminar designed to explore the political economy of
the time that the historical events occurred–and secondary
current and recent past development strategies, models,
sources, scholars’ and popularizers’ reconstructions. We
efforts, and issues in Latin America, one of the most
will look at several approaches: scholarly studies, such as
dynamic regions of the world today. Development is
labor, technology, quantitative, and social history. Oral
understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes
history will be approached through song and video material.
involving political, economic, social, cultural, and environ-
We will study industrial archaeology by visiting the Western
mental factors whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality
Mining Museum in Colorado Springs. The movie
of life for individuals. The role of both the state and the
‘Matewan’ illustrates how Americans make myths out of
market in development processes will be examined. Topics
history. Students unfamiliar with mining can earn extra
to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate but will
credit by a visit to the CSM experimental mine. In all these
be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income
cases, we will discuss the standpoint of the authors of
distribution; the role of education and health care; region-
primary sources and scholarly accounts. We will discuss
markets; the impact of globalization; institution-building;
how we represent all different historical viewpoints and
corporate-community-state interfaces; neoliberalism;
discuss how we know what is historically true–what really
privatization; democracy; and public policy formulation as it
happened. Prerequisite: LIHU 100. Prerequisite or
relates to development goals. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3
LISS455. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE
semester hours.
Japanese History and Culture is a senior seminar taught in
Japanese that covers Japan’s historical and cultural
foundations from earliest times through the modern period.
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It is designed to allow students who have had three
LISS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
semesters of Japanese language instruction (or the equiva-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
lent) to apply their knowledge of Japanese in a social
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
science-based course. Major themes will include: cultural
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
roots; forms of social organization; the development of
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
writing systems; the development of religious institutions;
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
the evolution of legal institutions; literary roots; and clan
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
structure. Students will engage in activities that enhance
LISS531. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND
their reading proficiency, active vocabulary, translation
POLICY This seminar examines the increasing importance
skills, and expository writing abilities. Text is in Japanese.
of environmental policy and politics in international
Prerequisites: LIHU 100; three semesters of college-level
political economy and global international relations. Using
Japanese or permission of instructor. Prerequisite or
both historical analysis and interdisciplinary environmental
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
studies perspectives, this course explores global environ-
LISS460. TECHNOLOGY AND WILDERNESS A seminar
mental problems that have prompted an array of interna-
on the values of wild nature in comparison to technological
tional and global regimes and other approaches to deal with
values with a view to the impact on environmental manage-
them. It looks at the impact of environmental policy and
ment policies. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
politics on development, and the role that state and non-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
state actors play, especially in North-South relations and in
LISS461. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
the pursuit of sustainability.
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level; or one
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy,
IPE course at the 400 level; or one IPE course at the 300
history, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
level and one environmental policy/issues course at the 400
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as
level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
gender and sex and the essential and/or social construction
LISS532. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
of gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and
This course will combine the historical and theoretical
historical issues. We will look at modern engineering using
foundations of international political economy and empirical
sociological studies that focus on women in engineering. We
case studies of the world’s various regions. The student will
will look at some specific topics including military tech-
be required to be familiar with key IPE schools of thought,
nologies, ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequi-
history of development and underdevelopment of key
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
regions, and a series of contemporary issues and themes that
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
drives globalization. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at
LISS480/503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND
the 300-level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours
POLICY Seminar on environmental policies and the
seminar; 3 semester hours.
political and governmental processes that produce them.
LISS534. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS This seminar deals
Group discussion and independent research on specific
with geopolitical theories and how they help us explain and
environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on
understand contemporary developments in the world.
the U.S. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Empirical evidence from case studies help students develop
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
a deeper understanding of the interconnections between the
LISS482/504. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar
political, economic, social, cultural and geographic
on water policies and the political and governmental
dimensions of governmental policies and corporate
processes that produce them, as an exemplar of natural
decisions. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-
resource politics and policy in general. Group discussion
level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar;
and independent research on specific politics and policy
3 semester hours.
issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
LISS537. URBANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT This
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
seminar course discusses the effects of colonization, uneven
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
regional development, industrialization and globalization on
LISS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
urban systems. The urban models that will be studied
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
include the pre-industrial, colonial, global, Latin American
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
and Islamic cities. Approaches to urban development and
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
how they affect settlement planning, as well as urban-rural
consent. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
interface, urban labor markets, housing and shelter,
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
migration will be considered. Sustainable cities and world
cities will be discussed. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses
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at the 300-level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours
LIFL424. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
LISS538. REGION-MARKETS AND REGION-STATES
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
This research seminar will deal with the international
LIFL425. FRENCH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
political economy dimensions of the origin, the structure,
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and the function of the world’s major region-markets and
and French-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
region-states. Special emphasis will be given to the
LIFL426. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering
changing roles of nation-states, globalization of trade and
conversational skills and a continuing study of grammar,
finance, and the future world polity. Prerequisites: any two
vocabulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at the 400
level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIFL427. CHINESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
LIFL428. INDONESIAN III Emphasis on furthering
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
conversational skills and a continuing study of grammar,
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
vocabulary, and Indonesian culture. 3 semester hours.
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
LIFL429. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
whatever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
demand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permitted
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LAN-
to take a foreign language that is either his/her native
GUAGE (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
language or second language. Proficiency tests may be used
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
to determine at what level a student should be enrolled, but
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
a student cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE POLICY: Students will not
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
receive credit for taking a foreign language in which they
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
have had previous courses as per the following formula:
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
If a student has taken one year in high school or one
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
semester in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
for the first semester in a CSM foreign language course.
Likewise, if a student has taken two years in high school or
Communication (LICM)
two semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation
LICM501. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
credit for the second semester, and if a student has taken
A five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of
three years in high school or three semesters in college, he/
effectively preparing and presenting messages. ‘Hands-on’
she will not receive graduation credit for the third semester.
course emphasizing short (5- and 10-minute) weekly
LIFL421. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
presentations made in small groups to simulate professional
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and corporate communications. Students are encouraged to
and Spanish/American culture. 3 semester hours.
make formal presentations which relate to their academic or
professional fields. Extensive instruction in the use of
LIFL422. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
visuals. Presentations are rehearsed in class two days prior
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
to the formal presentations, all of which are video-taped and
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
carefully evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
LIFL423. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
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Materials Science
JOHN G. SPEER, ISS Professor
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustee Professor, Director, and
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
Department Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor, Associate Director,
DAVID L. OLSON, Lead Scientist, John Henry Moore
Kroll Institute
Distinguished Professor of Physical Metallurgy
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
PAUL JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Head of Department
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Associate Professor
STEVE DANIEL, Professor
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
*DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor
KELLY T. MILLER, Assistant Professor
*KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
JOHN P. WISE, Research Assistant Professor
THOMAS WILDEMAN, Professor
Department of Physics
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head of Department
*MARK EBERHART, Associate Professor
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
*REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
STEVEN R. DEC, Lecturer
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
JAMES E. BERNAND, Research Associate Professor
Refining
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
JAMES ELY, Professor and Head of Department
*DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
ROBERT BALDWIN, Professor
JON EGGERT, Assistant Professor
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
UWE GREIFE, Assistant Professor
*DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor, Representative of
ELI SUTTER, Assistant Professor
Graduate Affairs
PETER W. SUTTER, Assistant Professor
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Associate Professor
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Emeritus Professor
COLIN WOLDEN, Assistant Professor
* Members of the Materials Science Graduate Affairs
*DAVID T. WU, Assistant Professor
Committee; or, Faculty Research-Opportunities Committee
Division of Engineering
Degrees Offered:
JOAN GOSINK, Professor and Division Director
Master of Science (Materials Science; thesis option or
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished
non-thesis option)
Professor of Engineering
MARK A. LINNE, Professor
Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science)
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, Gerard August Dobelman
Program Description:
Distinguished Professor of Engineering
The interdisciplinary materials science program is
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
administered jointly by the Departments of Chemical
*MARK LUSK, Associate Professor
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Associate Professor
Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
*GRAHAM MUSTOE, Associate Professor
Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each department is
TERRY PARKER, Associate Professor
represented on both the Governing Board and the Graduate
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Assistant Professor
Affairs Committees which are responsible for the operation
JOHN P.H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
of the program. The variety of disciplines provides for
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
programs of study ranging from the traditional materials
GLEN EDWARDS, Professor and Director of the Center for
science program to a custom-designed program in one of the
Welding and Joining Research
participating departments.
FREDERICK J. FRAIKOR, Research Professor
JOHN HAGER, Hazen Research Inc., Professor; Director,
Program Requirements:
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
Master of Science (thesis option):
*STEPHEN LIU, Professor
This Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 24
*GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
semester hours of acceptable coursework as outlined under
DAVID K. MATLOCK, ARMCO Foundation Fogarty Professor;
Required Curriculum which follows. Also 12 semester hours
Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center
of research credit must be completed. In addition, a student
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustee Professor and Head of Department, and
must submit a thesis and pass a Defense of Thesis examina-
Director, Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory
tion before their Thesis Committee.
*DAVID L. OLSON, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor
*DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor;
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics
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Master of Science (non-thesis option):
must include the required core-courses listed below. In
This Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 39
addition, 3 semester-hours of a case-study devoted to
credits of acceptable coursework as outlined under Required
independent research must be conducted on a selected
Curriculum which follows. Consult the section on Graduate
materials-processing or materials-characterization problem.
Degrees and Requirements in this Bulletin for general
Typically, this research would incorporate a concise analysis
information on this Master of Science - Non-Thesis degree.
of various approaches to the problem, as reported in the
Doctor of Philosophy:
technical literature, and culminate in a report submitted to
the Faculty Advisor for approval.
The Doctor of Philosophy requires a minimum of 42
semester hours of acceptable coursework, of which a
Master of Science (non-thesis option) Core Courses:
minimum of 30 hours must be taken at CSM. The course
MLGN500 - Processing, Microstructure and Properties of
work requirements include the core courses listed under
Materials
Required Curriculum, plus 15 hours of course work in a
MLGN501/ CHGN580 - Structure of Materials
selected primary area. In addition, 30 semester hours of
MLGN502/ PHGN440 - Introductory Solid State Physics
research credit must be completed. A candidate for the
MLGN503/ CHGN515 - Chemical Bonding in Materials
degree must also pass both a written qualifying examination
MLGN504/ MTGN555 - Solid State Thermodynamics
and an oral comprehensive examination, and must submit a
MLGN511 - Kinetic Concerns in Materials Processing I
thesis and pass a Defense of Thesis examination before their
Thesis Committee.
MLGN513 - Problem Solving in Materials Science
MLGN514 - Experimental Methods and Instrumentation (2
Prerequisites
hours)
The primary admission requirement for this interdiscipli-
MLGN517 - Solid Mechanics of Materials
nary program is a Bachelor of Science degree in physical
MLGN599 - Case Study - Materials Science
science or engineering, equivalent to those offered at CSM
in the following departments: Chemistry and Geochemistry,
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar (1 hour)
Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
In addition to the above, three other graduate-level
Refining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or
courses (9 hours); by mutual agreement between the student
Physics.
and Faculty Advisor. The total course-work requirement,
including the case-study, is therefore 39 semester-hours
Deficiency Courses:
beyond the baccalaureate degree.
A student admitted to this graduate program who has not
taken one or all of the following courses (or equivalent) will
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the
be required to satisfy any such deficiency early in their
core-courses listed may petition the Materials Science
program of study: Mechanics, Differential Equations,
Graduate Affairs Committee for transfer credit.
Modern Physics, Physical Chemistry/Chemical Thermody-
The core-courses requirement for the Doctor of Philoso-
namics.
phy degree is listed below. In addition, a minimum of 15
semester-hours of course work in a selected primary area
Required Curriculum:
must be part of the minimum requirement of 42 semester-
1) The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires
hours beyond the baccalaureate degree.
a minimum of 24 semester-hours of acceptable course work,
which must include the required core-courses listed below:
Doctor of Philosophy Core Courses:
Master of Science (thesis option) Core Courses:
MLGN500 - Processing Microstructures and Properties of
Materials
MLGN500 - Processing, Microstructure and Properties of
Materials
MLGN501/ CHGN580 - Structure of Materials
MLGN501/CHGN580 - Structure of Materials
MLGN502/ PHGN440 - Introductory Solid State Physics
MLGN501/PHGN440 - Introductory Solid State Physics
MLGN503/ CHGN515 - Chemical Bonding in Materials
MLGN503/CHGN515 - Chemical Bonding in Materials
MLGN504/ MTGN555 - Solid State Thermodynamics
MLGN513 - Problem Solving in Materials Science
MLGN511 - Kinetic Concerns in Materials Processing I
MLGN514 - Experimental Methods and Instrumentation (2
MLGN513 - Problem Solving in Materials Science
hours)
MLGN514 - Experimental Methods and Instrumentation
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar (1 hour)
(2 hours)
MLGN Elective (9 hours)
MLGN517 - Solid Mechanics of Materials
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar (1 hour)
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the
Primary Areas:
core-courses listed may petition the Materials Science
Graduate Affairs Committee for transfer credit.
Ceramics; Composites; Electronic Materials; Joining
Science; Materials Chemistry; Mechanics of Materials;
2) The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option)
Metal and Alloy Systems; Polymeric Materials; Surface/
requires 36 semester-hours of acceptable course work which
Interfaces, Thin Films and Coatings.
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Thesis Committee Structure:
Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to materials
The M.S. student will invite at least 3 members (one of
processing and manufacturing, neural networks for
whom is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At
process modeling and sensor data processing, manufac-
least one of these members must be from a department other
turing process control
than that of the advisor.
Transformations, microstructure, deformation, fracture
Weld metallurgy, materials joining processes
The Ph.D. student will invite 4 members (one of whom
is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At least
Welding and joining science
one of these members must be in a department other than
Extractive and process metallurgy, electrochemical corro-
that of the advisor. The member at large will be assigned by
sion, synthesis of ceramic precursor powders and metal
the Graduate Dean. External members may be invited to
powders
participate.
Mechanical metallurgy, failure analysis, deformation of
materials, advanced steel coatings
For administrative purposes, the student will be resident
in the advisor’s department.
Pyrometallurgy, corrosion, materials synthesis, coatings
Chemical and physical processing of materials, engineered
The student’s graduate committee will have final
materials, materials synthesis
approval of the course of study.
Reactive metals Properties and processing of ceramics and
Fields of Research:
ceramic-metal composites, dielectrics and ferrimagnetics
Advanced polymeric materials
Phase transformations and mechanisms of microstructural
Fullerene synthesis, combustion chemistry
change, electron microscopy, structure-property
Transport phenomena, mathematical modeling, kinetic
relationships
properties of colloidal suspensions, diffusion with
Forging, deformation modeling, high-temperature material
chemical reaction
behavior
Novel separation processes: membranes, catalytical
Materials synthesis, interfaces, flocculation, fine particles
membrane reactors, biopolymer adsorbents for heavy
Optical properties of materials and interfaces
metal remediation of ground surface water
Surface physics, epitaxial growth, interfacial science,
Heterogeneous catalysis, reformulated and alcohol fuels,
adsorption
surface analysis, electrophotography
Experimental condensed-matter physics, thermal and
Computer modeling and simulation
electrical properties of materials, superconductivity,
Characterization, thermal stability, and thermal degradation
photovoltaics
mechanisms of polymers
Mössbauer spectroscopy, ion implantation, small-angle X-
Crystal and molecular structure determination by X-ray
ray scattering, semiconductor defects
crystallography
Computational condensed-matter physics, semiconductor
Power electronics, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma
alloys, first-principles phonon calculations
material processing
Physical vapor deposition, thin films, coatings
Control systems engineering, artificial neural systems for
Chemical vapor deposition
senior data processing, polymer cure monitoring sensors,
Description of Courses (Interdisciplinary
process monitoring and control for composites manufac-
Program)
turing
Heat and mass transfer, materials processing
The interdisciplinary materials science program is
administered jointly by the Departments of Chemical
Numerical modeling of particulate media, thermomechanical
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Chemistry and
analysis
Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Intelligent automated systems, intelligent process control,
Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each department is
robotics, artificial neural systems
represented on both the Governing Board and the Graduate
Ceramic processing, modeling of ceramic processing
Affairs Committees which are responsible for the operation
Alloy theory, concurrent design, theory-assisted materials
of the program.
engineering, electronic structure theory
The following courses are considered to be part of the
Physical metallurgy, Ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems
Materials Science Program. Some have been cross-listed
Archaeometallurgy, industry and university partnerships
between Materials Science and the participating depart-
Solidification and near net shape processing
ments/division. Other courses not included may be suitable
Chemical processing of materials
for inclusion in a graduate program. See the participating
Processing and characterization of electroceramics (ferro-
department listings. It should be noted that the course
electrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, and dielectrics),
requirement for graduate-level registration for a MLGN
glass-ceramics for electronic and structural applications,
500-level course which is cross-listed with a 400-level
thermodynamic modeling of ferroelectrics
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course-number, will include an additional course-component
graduate-course in the Materials Science Program and a 4
above that required for 400-level credit.
credit-hour undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
MLGN500. PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND
MLGN506/MTGN556. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (II)
PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS I A summary of the
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
important relationships between the processing, microstruc-
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical
ture, and properties of materials. Topics include electronic
reactions in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of
structure and bonding, crystal structures, lattice defects and
department. 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
mass transport, glasses, phase transformation, important
materials processes, and properties including: mechanical
MLGN507/PHGN540. CONDENSED MATTER I (I)
and rheological, electrical conductivity, magnetic, dielectric,
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of
optical, thermal, and chemical. In a given year, one of these
electrons and phonons in solids: structure, symmetry, and
topics will be given special emphasis. Another area of
bonding; electron states and excitations in metals and alloys;
emphasis is phase equilibria. Prerequisite: Consent of
transport properties; surfaces. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and
Instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN440 or their equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
MLGN501/CHGN580. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
Principles of crystallography and diffraction from materials.
MLGN508/PHGN541. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
Properties of radiation useful for studying the structure of
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of
materials. Structure determination methods. Prerequisite:
electrons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids;
Any Physics III course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transport properties; electron states and excitations in
semiconductors and insulators; defects and impurities;
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
amorphous materials; magnetism; superconductivity.
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed
Prerequisite: MLGN507/PHGN540. 3 hours lecture;
matter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including
3 semester hours.
geometrical, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties.
Discussion of experimental methods including photon and
MLGN509/CHGN523. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
neutron scattering, charge and heat transport, action of
Dependence on properties of solids on chemical bonding
simple solid state devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and
and structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfec-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502
tions, reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of
requires a term project. PHGN440 ABET classification:
conductors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of
3 hrs. engineering science.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
alternate years.
MLGN503/CHGN515. CHEMICAL BONDING IN
MATERIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I)
and calculations and their applications to solids of interest to
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
materials science. The relationship between a material’s
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MLGN504/MTGN555. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAM-
3 semester hours.
ICS (I) A second course in thermodynamics which applies
chemical thermodynamic principles to phase equilibria,
MLGN511. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS
point defects, surfaces and electrochemistry. The application
PROCESSING I (I) Introduction to the kinetics of materials
of thermodynamic principles through Maxwell’s principles
processing, with emphasis on the momentum, heat and mass
will be extended to a broad range of material properties.
transport. Discussion of the basic mechanism of transport in
Prerequisite: Solid State Thermodynamics I or equivalent.
gases, liquids and solids. Prerequisite: MTGN352, MTGN
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
361, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
OF MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relation-
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
creep, and fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture;
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and
3 hours lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 credit-hour
cements. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as
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well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERI-
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ALS (I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-
MLGN513. PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATERIALS
and-engineering and non-crystalline materials in general.
SCIENCE (I) Review the theoretical aspects of various
Glass formation, structure, crystallization and properties will
physical phenomena of major importance to materials
be covered, along with a survey of commercial glass
scientists. Develop mathematical models from these
compositions, manufacturing processes and applications.
theories, and construct quantitative solution procedures
Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/
based on analytical and numerical techniques. Prerequisite:
MTGN412, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
MLGN514. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS AND INSTRU-
MLGN520 SPECIAL PROBLEMS May comprise indi-
MENTATION (S) This course consists of two parts, (i) a
vidual and group study. Not part of thesis. Prerequisite:
series of classes that describe theory of measurements and
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
experimental principles and (ii) a series of laboratory visits
MLGN521. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL
to either perform experimental measurements or to see
PROCESSING II (I) Advanced course to address the
actual procedures demonstrated. Prerequisite: Consent of
kinetics of materials processing, with emphasis in those
instructor. 1 hour lecture; 2 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
processes that promote phase and structural transformations.
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
Processes that involve precipitation, sintering, oxidation,
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the
sol-gel, coating, etc., will be discussed in detail. Prerequi-
electrical properties of materials, and the applications of
site: MLGN511. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
chemistry, processing, and microstructure on the electrical
CATIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of
properties will be discussed, along with functions, perfor-
MLGN502/PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of
mance requirements, and testing methods of materials for
the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of
each type of circuit component. The general topics covered
materials including: : optical properties, superconductivity,
are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy
dielectric properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure,
convertors, magnetic materials, and integrated circuits.
and interfaces. Graduate students in physics cannot receive
Prerequisites: PHGN200; MTGN311 or MLGN501;
credit for MLGN522, only PHGN441. Prerequisite:
MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
MLGN502/PHGN440 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours/
lecture; 3 semester hours.
*Those receiving graduate credit will be required to submit
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
a term paper, in addition to satisfying all of the other
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
requirements of the course.
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
MLGN523/MTGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
SOLUTION CHEMISTRY (I) Solution and surface
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and
chemistry of importance in mineral and metallurgical
mechanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase
operations. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 semester
ceramics, including composites, are covered. Prerequisites:
hours. (Fall of even years only.)
PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent
MLGN525/PHGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS (I) Solid state
of instructor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATE-
the outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interations.
RIALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and
are provided, highlighting the application of these tech-
stresses and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity
niques to current problems, particularly electronic materials.
problems. Develop basic concepts of fracture mechanics.
Prerequisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of even
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Semester to
years only)
be offered: Spring
MLGN526/MTGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOL-
MLGN518/MTGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAM-
OGY An introduction to the science and technology of
ICS SYSTEMS (II) Application of one of four component
particulate and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic
oxide diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis
systems. Interparticle forces. Aggregation, network
on refractories and glasses and their interaction with
formation, percolation, and the gel transition. Gel structure,
metallic systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
rheology, and mechanical properties. Application to solid-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
liquid separation operations (filtration, centrifugation,
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sedimentation) and to ceramics processing. Prerequisite:
capability concepts will be developed and applied for the
Graduate level status or consent of instructor. 3 hours
evaluation of manufacturing processes. The theory and
lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring of odd years only.
application of designed experiments will be developed and
applied for full factorial experiments, fractional factorial
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
experiments, screening experiments, multilevel experiments
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
and mixture experiments. Analysis of designed experiments
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the
will be carried out by graphical and statistical techniques.
properties and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements
Computer software will be utilized for statistical process
of molecular weights, molecular weight distributions,
control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture,
formation, and properties of thermosets and thermoplasts
3 semester hours.
including elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN552/MTGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOS-
ITES I An introduction to the processing, structure,
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
properties and applications of metal matrix and ceramic
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
matrix composites. Importance of structure and properties of
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
both the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion
reinforcement utilized, e.g., particulate, short fiber,
of the definition and measurement of material properties.
continuous fiber, and laminates. Special emphasis will be
Interrelationships among the material response functions are
placed on the development of properties such as electrical
elucidated and relevant correlations between experimental
and thermal will also be examined. Prerequisite/Corequisite:
data and material response in real flow situations are given.
MTGN311, MTGN348, MTGN351, MTGN352,
Processing operations for polymeric materials will then be
MTGN445/MLGN505 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
addressed. These include the flow of polymers through
lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of odd years only)
circular, slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film
blowing, extrusion and coextrusion will be covered as will
MLGN561 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
injection molding. Graduate students are required to write a
PROCESSING (II) Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer
term paper and take separate examinations which are at a
applied to processing of materials. Rheology of polymers,
more advanced level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or
liquid metal/particles slurries, and particulate solids.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Transient flow behavior of these materials in various
geometries, including infiltration of liquids in porous media.
MLGN536/CHGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYN-
Mixing and blending. Flow behavior of jets, drainage of
THESIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of
films and particle fluidization. Surface-tension-, electromag-
macromolecules. Various methods of polymerization will be
netic-, and bubble-driven flows. Heat -transfer behavior in
discussed with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the
porous bodies applied to sintering and solidification of
syntheses of different classes of organic and inorganic
composites. Simultaneous heat-and-mass-transfer applied to
polymers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530
spray drying and drying of porous bodies. Prerequisites:
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
ChEN307 or ChEN308 or MTGN461 or consent of
MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and
MLGN563. POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE,
the relationship between processing and microstructure.
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING/MTGN463. POLY-
Raw materials and raw material preparation, forming and
MER ENGINEERING An introduction to the structure and
fabrication, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic
properties of polymeric materials, their deformation and
materials will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by
failure mechanisms, and the design and fabrication of
case studies on specific ceramic materials. A project to
polymeric end items. The molecular and crystallographic
design a ceramic fabrication process is required. Field trips
structures of polymers will be developed and related to the
to local ceramic manufacturing operations are included.
elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites.
MLGN512 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Emphasis will be placed on forming techniques for end item
semester hours.
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
MLGN550/MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An
design of end items will be considered in relation to:
introduction to statistical process control, process capability
materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
analysis and experimental design techniques. Statistical
and applications. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or equivalent or
process control theory and techniques will be developed and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
applied to control charts for variables and attributes
involved in process control and evaluation. Process
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MLGN565/MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
an ideal mixture are reviewed. Next, the solution properties
CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical proper-
of an isolated polymer coil in solution are elucidated. This
ties of ceramics and ceramic-based composites; brittle
discussion leads naturally to the description of dilute
fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in composites;
solution behavior and its applications. The thermodynamics
fatigue, high temperature mechanical behavior, including
of concentrated solutions are then undertaken using Flory-
fracture, creep deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or
Huggins theory. Brownian motion of polymer molecules and
MLGN505, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
the thermodynamics of polymers at interfaces are also
3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
covered. Prerequisite: MLGN530, MLGN504, or CRGN520
MLGN583/CHGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICA-
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
TIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II)
MLGN635. POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING/
Instrumental techniques for the characterization of surfaces
CRGN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION
of solid materials. Applications of such techniques to
KINETICS This class is aimed at engineers with a firm
polymers, corrosion, metallurgy, adhesion science, micro-
technical background who wish to apply that background to
electronics. Methods of analysis discussed: X-ray photoelec-
polymerization production techniques. The class begins with
tron spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy
a review of the fundamental concepts of reaction engineer-
(AES), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary ion
ing, introduces the needed terminology and describes
mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering
different reactor types. The applied kinetic models relevant
(RBS), scanning and transmission electron microscopy
to polymerization reaction engineering are then developed.
(SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive X-ray
Next, mixing effects are introduced; goodness of mixing and
analysis; principles of these methods, quantification,
effects on reactor performance are discussed. Thermal
instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in
effects are then introduced and the subjects of thermal
metallurgy, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or
runaway, thermal instabilities and multiple steady states are
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
included. Reactive processing, change in viscosity with the
MLGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS Special topic course on a
extent of reaction and continuous drag flow reactors are
specific subject defined by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent
described. Polymer devolatilization constitutes the final
of Instructor 1 to 3 hours.
subject of the class. Prerequisites: CRGN518 or equivalent.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MLGN599. CASE STUDY MATERIALS SCIENCE (I, II)
An independent study of a selected materials processing or
MLGN673. STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF
material characterization problem involving a thorough
POLYMERS This course will provide an understanding of
analysis of the various solutions reported in the technical
structure - properties relations in polymeric materials. The
literature and/or a thorough industrial survey. The case study
topics include: phase separation, amorphous structures,
will prepare a case study report of technical merit. Prerequi-
crystalline structures, liquid crystals, glass-rubber transition
site/Co-requisite: MLGN501, MLGN502, MLGN503,
behavior, rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical
MLGN504, and MLGN511, and MLGN517 or consent of
properties of polymers, polymer forming processes, and
advisor. 3 semester hours.
electrical properties of polymers. Prerequisite: MLGN563 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MLGN601. GRADUATE MATERIAL SCIENCE SEMI-
NAR (I), (II) To develop an understanding of and practice in
MLGN696/MTGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PRO-
oral communication. Students will register each semester in
CESSES (II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and
residence. IPS or IPU grades will be given each semester
chemistry underlying the control of vapor deposition
until the final semester when a final letter grade will be
processes for the deposition of thin films for a variety of
assigned. Each student will be required to give one seminar
applications, e.g., corrosion/oxidation resistance, decorative
during their program. Attendance at designated Materials
coatings, electronic and magnetic thin films. Emphasis on
Science seminars is also a requirement of the course.
the vapor deposition processes and the control of process
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar: 1 semester
variables rather than the structure and properties of the thin
hour.
films. Prerequisites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or equivalent
courses, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MLGN634. POLYMER SOLUTIONS AND THERMODY-
hours.
NAMICS/CRGN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMO-
DYNAMICS The phase behavior of polymer solutions is
MLGN698. ADVANCED TOPICS Advanced study of
dramatically different from their low molecular weight
materials science theory and application of materials science
analogs due to the small entropy of mixing associated with
principles in a specialty area of the instructor’s choosing.
large polymer molecules. This course begins with a
Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
discussion of classical thermodynamics and the stability of
semester hours.
phases. Statistical mechanics and the partition function for
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MLGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Independent study of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
a materials science topic with guidance of an instructor. Not
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
hours.
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
MLGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF
WILLY A.M. HEREMAN, Professor
SCIENCE (I, II) Laboratory for Master’s thesis under
RAGHU KRISHNAPURAM, Professor
supervision of graduate student’s advisory committee.
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
MLGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF
JUNPING WANG, Professor
PHILOSOPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor
under supervision of the graduate student’s advisory
TRACY KAY CAMP, Associate Professor
committee.
MAARTEN V. de HOOP, Associate Professor
MLGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Associate Professor
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
ERIK S. VAN VLECK, Associate Professor
student’s faculty advisor.
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
MLGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Assistant Professor
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
LUIS TENORIO, Assistant Professor
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
TERI WOODINGTON Lecturer
student’s faculty advisor.
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emeritus
Degrees Offered:
Master of Science (Mathematical and Computer
Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical and Computer
Sciences)
Program Description:
There are three areas of concentration within the
department: applied mathematics, applied statistics, and
computer sciences . Since the requirements for these areas
vary somewhat, they are often considered separately in this
catalog. However, labeling these as distinct areas is not
meant to discourage any student from pursuing research
involving more than one. Work in any of these areas can
lead to the degree of Master of Science or Doctor of
Philosophy. Applicants to the graduate program need these
four items: 1. A statement of purpose (short essay) from the
applicant briefly describing background, interests, goals at
CSM, career intentions, etc. 2. The general Graduate Record
Examination. 3. B or better average in courses in the major
field. 4. B or better overall undergraduate grade point
average.
Program Requirements:
The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires 36
credit hours of acceptable course work and research,
completion of a satisfactory thesis, and successful oral
defense of this thesis. The course work includes the required
core curriculum. At least 12 of the credit hours must be
designated for supervised research.
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The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option)
Computer Sciences:
requires 36 credit hours of course work.
Artificial Intelligence
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 72 credit hours
Computer Graphics
beyond the bachelor’s degree, At least 24 of these hours are
Computer Networks
thesis hours. Doctoral students must pass a comprehensive
Databases
examination, complete a satisfactory thesis, and successfully
Data Mining
defend their thesis.
Fuzzy Sets
The specific core curriculum requirements can be found
Machine Learning
in the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
Mathematical Software
Graduate Student Handbook: Call 303 273-3860; FAX 303
Mobile Computing
273-3875, or look on the Web at http://www.mines.edu/
Neural Networks
Academic/macs/grad.html. This handbook also provides an
overview of the programs, requirements and policies of the
Pattern Recognition
department.
Supercomputing and Parallel Processing
Description of Courses
Prerequisites:
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
Applied Mathematics:
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
Linear algebra
evaluation and implementation of programming languages.
Vector calculus
Several languages of historical and technical interest are
Ordinary differential equations
considered as individual entities and with respect to their
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
relationships to other languages. Topics discussed for each
Applied Statistics:
language include: history, design, structural organization,
Linear algebra
data structures, name structures, control structures, syntactic
Introduction to probability & statistics
structures, and implementation issues. The primary
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
languages discussed are FORTRAN, ALGOL, COBOL,
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA,PROLOG, PERL,
Computer Sciences:
BASIC. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Science - two semesters
hours.
Mathematics - two semesters of calculus, at least two
courses from ordinary differential equations, linear algebra,
MACS401. APPLIED ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
statistics, discrete math
course in analysis that lays out the context and motivation of
Data structures
analysis in terms of the transition from power series to those
less predictable, especially Fourier series, and shows some
A programming language
of the traps into which even great mathematicians have
Upper level courses in at least three of software
fallen. The course is taught from an applied perspective.
engineering, numerical analysis, machine architecture/
Differentiability, continuity, and convergence are studied in
assembly language, comparative languages, analysis of
this setting. Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223, and
algorithms, operating systems
MACS332. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Fields of Research:
MACS403. DATABASE MANAGEMENT (I, II) Design
Applied Mathematics:
and evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
Dynamical Systems
including defining and building a data base and producing
Classical Scattering Theory
the necessary queries for access to the stored information.
Classical Wave Propagation
Generalized database management systems, query lan-
Mathematical Methods for Wave Phenomena
guages, and data storage facilities. General organization of
Micro-local Analysis
files including lists, inverted lists and trees. System security
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
and system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host
Numerical Analysis
language to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262.
Optimal Control
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Optimization Software
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General
Seismic Inverse Methods
investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. Approxi-
Symbolic Computing
mately the first third of the course is devoted to developing
Applied Statistics:
a working knowledge of the LISP programming language.
Inverse Problems in Statistics
The remainder of the course is devoted to exploring various
Resampling Methods
Artificial Intelligence applications such as computer vision,
Statistical Genetics
speech analysis, speech generation, robotics, reasoning,
Stochastic Modeling
knowledge representation, natural language processing and
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expert systems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358.
jointly distributed random variables, Central Limit Theorem,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
laws of large numbers. Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
MACS435. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
STATISTICS (II) An introduction to statistical theory
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
essential to applied problems in probability and statistics
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
encountered in the fields of pure and applied science, as
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
well as engineering. Topics covered include sampling
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
distributions, methods of point estimation, methods of
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
internval estimation, significance testing for population
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS213 or MACS223,
means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS434. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COM-
PUTING (I, II) Roundoff error in floating point arithmetic,
MACS440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
conditioning and stability, contemporary mathematical
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course introduces all scientists
software for solutions of linear algebraic systems, curve and
and engineers to parallel computing. Students have access to
surface fitting, zeros of nonlinear equations, adaptive
state-of-the-art supercomputers and are taught how to solve
quadrature, multivariate quadrature, initial value problems
scientific problems on the machines. They are introduced to
in ordinary differential equations. Codes and sample drivers
various software and hardware issues related to high
are provided. Emphasis is on problem solving and the study
performance computing. Prerequisite: Programming
of mathematical software using existing packages. Prerequi-
experience in C, consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
sites: MACS315, knowledge of computer programming.
3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (II) Data structures
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (I)
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing,
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
color plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings.
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
Survey of graphics software and hardware systems.
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert
Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I,II) Covers the basic
3 semester hours.
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
MACS415. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS AND
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
COMPUTER VISION (II) General undergraduate-level
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
introduction of Artificial intelligence techniques in robotics
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components
and computer vision. Reactive robot architectures are
are programmed on a representative processor. This course
studied in detail. The course emphasizes hands-on experi-
provides insight into the internal structure of operating
ence with mobile robots and sensors. Field trips are
systems; emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are
arranged to local industries which manufacture or use
valid for all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262,
robots. Prerequisite: Knowledge of C programming
MACS341. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
language, jr or sr standing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS I (I) The complex
hours.
plane. Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by
MACS428. APPLIED PROBABILITY (II) Basic probabil-
elementary functions. Complex integration, power series,
ity. Probabilistic modeling. Discrete and continuous
calculus of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite:
probability models and their application to engineering and
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
scientific problems. Empirical distributions, probability
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II)
plotting, and testing of distributional assumptions. Prerequi-
Review of partial differentiation. Linear partial differential
site: MACS213 or MACS223 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
equations of the first and second order emphasizing the heat
hours.
equation, wave equation, and potential equation. Methods
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABLILITY (I) An
including separation of variables with Fourier series, Sturm-
introduction to the theory of probability essential to applied
Liouville techniques, and procedures to analyze forcing
problems in probability and statistics encountered in the
functions. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
physical and social sciences, as well as engineering. Topics
3 semester hours.
covered include combinatorics, axioms of probability,
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) Students present
conditional probability and independence, discrete and
topics using undergraduate mathematical and computer
continuous probability density functions, expectation,
sciences techniques, emphasizing critical analysis of
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assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
MACS515. APPLIED MATHEMATICS II (II) Topics
ment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
include integral equations, applied complex variables, an
introduction to asymptotics, linear spaces and the calculus
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) 1 hour seminar; 1
of variations. Stress is on applications to boundary value
semester hour.
problems and wave theory, with additional applications to
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics
engineering and physical problems. Prerequisite:
chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
MACS514. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
MACS518 (GPHY508). BOUNDARY VALUE PROB-
hours.
LEMS IN OCEAN ACOUSTICS AND SEISMOLOGY
Graduate Courses
The application of boundary value methods to problems in
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
wave theory. Specific applications are to propagation of
permission of the department and Dean of Graduate School.
sound in a bounded ocean waveguide, scattering of sound
MACS500. LINEAR VECTOR SPACES (I) Finite
from rough boundaries, and the classical boundary value
dimensional vector spaces and subspaces: dimension, dual
problems of seismology. Both direct and inverse problems
bases, annihilators. Linear transformations, matrices,
are treated. Several of the problems are approached from
projections, change of basis, similarity. Determinants,
both deterministic and statistical points of view. Offered on
eigenvalues, multiplicity. Jordan form. Inner products and
demand. Prerequisite: MACS347 and/or consent of
inner product spaces with orthogonality and completeness.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: MACS401. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS520. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) Convexity and
MACS502. REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS (II)
geometric interpretation of linear programming problems,
Introduction to metric and topological spaces. Lebesgue
the simplex method, the revised simplex method, and the
measure and measurable functions and sets. Types of
product form of the inverse, duality theory, sensitivity
convergence, Lebesgue integration and its relation to other
analysis, complementary slackness and some of its applica-
integrals. Integral convergence theorems. Absolute
tions. Real world problems and analysis of the efficiency of
continuity and related concepts. Prerequisite: MACS401.
the algorithms emphasized. Prerequisite: Consent of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS503. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (I) Normed linear
MACS521. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING (II) Neces-
spaces, linear operators on normed linear spaces, Banach
sary and sufficient conditions for optimality, convex
spaces, inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases,
functions, optimal search methods, methods of steepest
duality, orthogonality, adjoint of a linear operator, spectral
descent, conjugate gradient and quasi-Newton methods,
analysis of linear operators. Prerequisite: MACS502.
Kuhn-Tucker theory, Primal methods, Quadratic program-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ming, and other specific programming techniques (such as
separable programming, linear fractional, and integer) as
MACS506. COMPLEX ANALYSIS II (II) Analytic
time permits. Prerequisite: MACS520 or consent of
functions. Conformal mapping and applications. Analytic
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continuation. Schlicht functions. Approximation theorems
in the complex domain. Prerequisite: MACS454. 3 hours
MACS525. MATHEMATICAL CONTROL THEORY (II)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course is concerned with the analysis and design of
complicated (e.g., multivariate) dynamic systems. These
MACS510. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
systems are analyzed principally from the time domain
AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (I) Topics to be covered:
viewpoint (as opposed to the frequency domain approach).
basic existence and uniqueness theory, systems of equations,
The fundamental concepts discussed are stability, controlla-
stability, differential inequalities, Poincare-Bendixon theory,
bility, observability; feedback controllers and other optimal
linearization. Other topics from: Hamiltonian systems,
controllers. These concepts are first discussed for linear
periodic and almost periodic systems, integral manifolds,
systems and then extended to nonlinear as time permits.
Lyapunov functions, bifurcations, homoclinic points and
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
chaos theory. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MACS332 or
3 semester hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS530. STATISTICAL METHODS I (I, S) Introduction
MACS514. APPLIED MATHEMATICS I (I) The major
to probability, random variables, and discrete and continu-
theme in this course is various non-numerical techniques for
ous probability models. Elementary simulation. Data
dealing with partial differential equations which arise in
summarization and analysis. Confidence intervals and
science and engineering problems. Topics include transform
hypothesis testing for means and variances. Chi square tests.
techniques, Green’s functions and partial differential
Distribution-free techniques and regression analysis.
equations. Stress is on applications to boundary value
Intended primarily for graduate students in departments
problems and wave theory. Prerequisite: MACS454 and
other than Mathematics. Prerequisite: MACS213 or
MACS455 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS531. STATISTICAL METHODS II (II, S) Continua-
Offered every other year. Prerequisite: MACS530. 3 hours
tion of MCSN530. Multiple regression and trend surface
lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis. Analysis of variance. Experimental design (latin
MACS544. STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL This
squares, factorial designs, confounding, fractional replica-
course is designed to build upon the knowledge of probabil-
tion, etc.) Nonparametric analysis of variance. Topics
ity and statistics gained in MACS530, MACS323, or the
selected from multivariate analysis, sequential analysis or
equivalent. The focus is application of that knowledge to
time series analysis. Prerequisite: MACS323 or 530 or 535.
problems of quality control in an industrial setting. The
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
main goals of the course are introduction of the tools and
MACS532. INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS (II)
language of statistical quality control and statistical process
Multiple linear and curvilinear regression analysis. Trend
control, and to develop skill in their application. Topics to
surfaces and response surfaces. Analysis of variance and
be covered include control charting by variables and
multiple comparison techniques. Meets concurrently with
attributes, acceptance sampling, process capability, and
MAGN531 for five weeks. Prerequisite: MACS323 or 530
economic design of quality control programs. Prerequisites:
or 535. 3 hours lecture (for 5 weeks); 1 semester hour.
MACS323 or MACS530 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
MACS534. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (I) The
3 semester hours
basics of probability, fundamental discrete, and continuous
MACS545. TIME SERIES Data are modeled and the model
probability distributions, sampling distributions, including
is used to forecast future values. The Box-Jenkins approach
order statistics, and basic limit theorems, including the
is used to determine the model form, estimate parameters,
continuity theorem and the central limit theorem, are
check for fit, and forecast. Economic and physical data are
covered. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours
studied. Computer programs illustrate the methods.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Seasonal and multidimensional transfer function models
MACS535. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II (II) The
generalize the techniques. Taught on demand. Prerequisite:
basics of hypothesis testing using likelihood ration, point
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and interval estimation, including consistency, efficiency,
MACS547. SPECTRAL ANALYSIS Frequency domain
and sufficient statistics, and some nonparametric methods
description of data are considered. The important cycles
are presented. Prerequisite: MACS534 or equivalent.
present in data are identified. The statistical problems in
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
estimation are approached by windowing. Physical and
MACS538. APPLIED MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS (II)
economic data are analyzed. Taught on demand. Prerequi-
An introduction to the theory and applications of multivari-
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ate statistical analysis with an emphasis on its usage as an
MACS550. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL
exploratory technique. Topics covered include: inference
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II) Numerical methods for
about mean(s) and co-variances, discriminant analysis,
solving partial differential equations. Explicit and implicit
principal component analysis, canonical correlation
finite difference methods; stability, convergence, and
analysis, and factor analysis. Computer programs illustrate
consistency. Alternating direction implicit (ADI) methods.
the method. Prerequisite: MACS534 or 530 or 535. 3 hours
Weighted residual and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS315, MACS332, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
MACS540. STOCHASTIC PROCESSES (II) Poisson
lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes, renewal theory, and Markov chains are studied
MACS551. COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (II)
and applied to the theory of queues. Offered in even-
Numerical analysis of algorithms for solving linear systems
numbered years. Prerequisite: MACS534 or equivalent.
of equations, least squares methods, the symmetric
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
eigenproblem, singular value decomposition, conjugate
MACS541. QUEUEING THEORY Structure and tech-
gradient iteration. Modification of algorithms to fit the
niques for the basic theory. Poisson and non-Poisson with
architecture. Error analysis, existing software packages.
various input and output distributions. Applications and
Prerequisites: MACS332, MACS407, or consent of
renewal theory. Offered on demand. Prerequisite:
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MAGN540 or consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3
MACS556. MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE
semester hours.
(I) Case studies of various models from mathematics, the
MACS542. SIMULATION (I) Advanced study of simula-
sciences and engineering through the use of the symbolic
tion techniques, random number, and variate generation.
software package MATHEMATICA. Based on hands-on
Monte Carlo techniques, simulation languages, simulation
projects dealing with contemporary topics such as number
experimental design, variance reduction, and other methods
theory, discrete mathematics, complex analysis, special
of increasing efficiency, practice on actual problems.
functions, classical and quantum mechanics, relativity,
dynamical systems, chaos and fractals, solitons, wavelets,
chemical reactions, population dynamics, pollution models,
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electrical circuits, signal processing, optimization, control
real-world objects. Examples in the course are from
theory, and industrial mathematics. The course is designed
scientific application programs. The object-oriented use of
for graduate students and scientists interested in modeling
the C++ language is taught and used in assignments.
and using symbolic software as a programming language
Prerequisite: Knowledge of C or C++. 3 hours lecture;
and a research tool. It is taught in a computer laboratory.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Senior undergraduates need consent of
MACS570. NEURAL NETWORKS (II) This course
instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
explores the theory behind neural networks, and focuses on
MACS561. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF
the application of this technology to real problems in areas
COMPUTER SCIENCE (I) Mathematical foundations of
as diverse as DNA pattern recognition, robot control,
computer science. Models of computation, including
hazardous waste remediation, and forensics. For the
automata, pushdown automata and Turing machines.
prepared student, this course also facilitates a transition
Language models, including alphabets, strings, regular
from doing coursework to producing publishable research.
expressions, grammars, and formal languages. Predicate
Skills required to understand, critique, and extend existing
logic. Complexity analysis. Prerequisite: MACS262,
research are emphasized. An introductory series of lectures
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
is followed by more in-depth study of current research
topics. Depending on a student’s background, the course
MACS563. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
project is either a literature survey or application or
AND ENGINEERS (I) Students are taught how to use
exploration of a neural network method of the student’s
parallel computing to solve complex scientific problems.
choice. Prerequisite: MACS404. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
They learn how to develop parallel programs, how to
hours.
analyze their performance, and how to optimize program
performance. The course covers the classification of parallel
MACS571. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) Artificial
computers, shared memory versus distributed memory
Intelligence (AI) is the subfield of computer science that
machines, software issues, and hardware issues in parallel
studies how to automate tasks for which people currently
computing. Students write programs for state of the art high
exhibit superior performance over computers. Historically,
performance supercomputers, which are accessed over the
AI has studied problems such as machine learning, language
network. Prerequisite: Programming experience in C,
understanding, game playing, planning, robotics, and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour seminar;
machine vision. AI techniques include those for uncertainty
4 semester hours
management, automated theorem proving, heuristic search,
neural networks, and simulation of expert performance in
MACS565. DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS (I)
specialized domains like medical diagnosis. This course
Introduction to the design and use of distributed computer
provides an overview of the field of Artificial Intelligence.
systems based on networks of workstations and server
Particular attention will be paid to learning the LISP
computers. Topics include theory, applications, systems and
language for AI programming. Prerequisite: MACS262.
case studies describing current approaches. Prerequisites:
3 hours lecture;3 semester hours
Undergraduate machine architecture or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MACS574. AI IN ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER VISION
(II) Advanced treatment of Artificial Intelligence techniques
MACS566. ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT
in robotics and computer vision. Lectures cover the
(II) Advanced issues in database management, with
commonly used techniques in robotics and computer vision
emphasis on their application to scientific data. Topics to be
as well as new AI approaches to higher cognitive functions
covered include: object-oriented database management,
such as planning and problem solving. Theory behind
database rules, distributed databases, database management
current robot architectures and image understanding systems
systems implementation, and management of scientific data.
is emphasized through supplementary readings and case
Each student develops a course project, as a vehicle for
studies, discussed in a weekly seminar format. The course
exploring and applying a database research issue chosen by
supplements the strong theoretical focus with a hands-on
the student. An object-oriented database management
project with one or more mobile robots and sensors. Field
system is used in assignments. Prerequisite: MACS403 or
trips are arranged to local industries which manufacture or
equivalent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
use robots. Prerequisite: MACS404, knowledge of C
MACS567. ADVANCED OBJECT ORIENTED SOFT-
programming language. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour seminar;
WARE ENGINEERING (I) Advanced software engineering
4 semester hours
concepts, with emphasis on how to develop object-oriented
MACS598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL
application programs. The entire software lifecycle is
AND COMPUTER SCIENCES (I, II) Pilot course or
discussed: requirements analysis, program design, imple-
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
mentation, debugging and testing. Seamless program
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
development is emphasized, in which the development
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
process is an incremental refinement of a computer model of
1 to 6 credit hours.
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MACS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MACS691. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Presentation of
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
seminar; 1 semester hour.
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
MACS692. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Presentation of
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
MACS610. ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIFFERENTIAL
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour
EQUATIONS (II) Topics from current research in ordinary
seminar; 1 semester hour.
and/or partial differential equations; for example, dynamical
MACS693/GPGN551. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
systems, advanced asymptotic analysis, nonlinear wave
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
propagation, solitons. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
MACS614. ADVANCED TOPICS IN APPLIED MATH-
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
EMATICS (I) Topics from current literature in applied
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
mathematics; for example, wavelets and their applications,
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include:
calculus of variations, advanced applied functional analysis,
Statistics estimation and compensation, deconvolution,
control theory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
multiple suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet
lecture; 3 semester hours.
estimation, imaging and inversion, extraction of strati-
graphic and lithologic information, and correlation of
MACS616. INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-DIMEN-
surface and borehole seismic data with well log data.
SIONAL SEISMIC INVERSION (I) Introduction to high
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar;
frequency inversion techniques. Emphasis on the application
1 semester hour.
of this theory to produce a reflector map of the earth’s
MACS698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL
interior and estimates of changes in earth parameters across
AND COMPUTER SCIENCES (I, II) Pilot course or
those reflectors from data gathered in response to sources at
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
the surface or in the interior of the earth. Extensions to
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
elastic media are discussed, as well. Includes high frequency
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
modeling of the propagation of acoustic and elastic waves.
1 to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisites: partial differential equations, wave equation
in the time or frequency domain, complex function theory,
MACS699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
contour integration. Some knowledge of wave propagation:
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
reflection, refraction, diffraction. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
hours
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
MACS650. ADVANCED TOPICS IN NUMERICAL
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ANALYSIS (II) Topics from the current literature in
numerical analysis and/or computational mathematics; for
MACS701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
example, advanced finite element method, sparse matrix
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervi-
algorithms, applications of approximation theory, software
sion of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
for initial value ODE’s, numerical methods for integral
6 semester hours upon completion of thesis. Required of all
equations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
candidates for the degree of Master of Science.
lecture; 3 semester hours
MACS703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHI-
MACS660. ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER
LOSOPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctor’s thesis under
SYSTEMS (II) Topics from the current literature in
the supervision of the graduate student’s advisory commit-
hardware and software computer systems; for example, user
tee. 30 semester hours upon completion of thesis.
interfaces, object oriented software engineering, database
MACS705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
management, computer architectures, supercomputing,
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
parallel processing, distributed processing, and algorithms.
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
3 semester hours
student’s faculty advisor.
MACS671. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARTIFICIAL
MACS706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
INTELLIGENCE (I) Topics from the current literature in
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
artificial intelligence; for example, robotics, neural net-
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
works, robotics, expert systems, knowledge systems and
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
evidential reasoning. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
student’s faculty advisor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
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Metallurgical and
Master of Engineering degree: Two tracks are available
as follows:
Materials Engineering
I. Undergraduate/graduate program*: i) a minimum of 36
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
semester hours of acceptable course work; ii) case/in-
GLEN R. EDWARDS, Professor
dependent study course work component cannot exceed
JOHN P. HAGER, Hazen Research Inc.Professor
12 semester hours; and iii) submittal and presentation,
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
and subsequent acceptance by the Graduate Advisor,
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
of an engineering thesis which presents the results of a
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
case study or an engineering development. (*See pp.
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
30-1, Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.)
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
II. Graduate Program: i) a minimum of 24 semester hours
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
of acceptable course work; ii) 12 semester hours of re-
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
search credit; and iii) submittal and successful oral de-
CHESTER J. VANTYNE, FIERP Professor
fense of a thesis, which presents the results of a case
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
study or an engineering development.
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Associate Professor
Master of Science degree: i) a minimum of 24 semester
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
hours of acceptable course work and 12 semester hours of
KELLY T. MILLER, Assistant Professor
research credit; and, ii) submittal and successful oral de-
FREDERICK J. FRAIKOR, Research Professor
fense of a thesis, which presents the results of original sci-
JOHN P. WISE, Research Assistant Professor
entific research or development.
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President and Professor Emeritus
Doctor of Philosophy degree: i) a minimum of 42 semes-
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
ter hours of acceptable course work, which may include
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
course credits (to be approved by the Thesis Committee)
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
presented for the Master’s degree, provided that the de-
WILLIAM M. MUELLER, Vice President for Academic Affairs
gree was in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or a
Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
similar field. However, at least 21 hours of acceptable
Degrees Offered:
course work must be taken at the Colorado School of Mines;
Master of Science (Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
ii) 30 semester hours of research credit; iii) a minimum of
neering)
12 semester hours of acceptable course work in a minor
field of study; iv) a passing grade on the Comprehensive
Master of Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials
Examinations; and, v) submittal and successful defense of
Engineering)
a thesis, which presents the results of original scientific
Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgical and Materials
research or development.
Engineering)
Notes: a) The minor may include course work in
Program Description:
departments outside the Metallurgical and Materials
The program of study for the Master’s or Doctor of
Engineering Department, or from one of the Areas of
Philosophy degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
Specialization within the Department different from that
neering is selected by the student in consultation with her or
selected by the student as his/her major option. The minor
his advisor, and with the approval of the Thesis Committee.
must be approved by the student’s Doctoral Committee and
The program can be tailored within the framework of the
the committee member delegated to represent the Minor
rules of the Graduate School to match the student’s interests
Department.
while maintaining the main theme of materials engineering
b) The comprehensive examinations are specific to the
and processing. There are three Areas of Specialization
student’s declared Area of Specialization, and consist of a
within the Department: Physical and Mechanical Metal-
written and oral component. The written examinations
lurgy; Physicochemical Processing of Materials; and,
consist of a general-topics examination and an area-of-
Ceramic Engineering.
specialization examination. The oral examination consists
The Department is home to five research centers: the
of responses by the student to questions on the background,
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory, the
rationale and fundamentals related to the student’s proposed
Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center;
research. A written document summarizing the student’s
the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics; the Center for
proposed research is presented to the Examining Committee
Welding and Joining Research; and, the Kroll Institute for
(different from the Thesis Committee) prior to this event.
Extractive Metallurgy.
The student delivers an oral presentation, reviewing the
Program Requirements:
document at the start of the (oral) examination. There is a
The program requirements for the three graduate degrees
standing schedule to offer the examinations during the last
offered by the Department are listed below:
four to five weeks of the Spring and Fall semesters.
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However, intent to take the examinations must be declared
Description of Courses
within the first month of the intended semester.
Undergraduate Courses
c) Although there is no formal seminar-course require-
A maximum of nine hours of 400-level credits may, with
ment, graduate students, as part of their professional
the approval of the Thesis Committee, be applied towards
development, are expected to attend the Department
the course-work requirement for a Master’s degree.
seminars scheduled on Thursdays during the Fall and Spring
MTGN412/MLGN512.CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
semesters.
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
Prerequisites:
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
The entering graduate-student in the Department of
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering must have
cermets. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as
completed an undergraduate program equivalent to that
well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
required for the B.S. degree in: Metallurgical and Materials
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Engineering, Materials Science or a related field. This
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
should have included a background in science fundamentals
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship
and engineering principles. A student who possesses this
between processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
background but has not taken specific undergraduate-
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
courses in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, will be
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be
allowed to make up these course-deficiencies at the
covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on
beginning of their program of study.
specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
Fields of Research:
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
Synthesis, processing, and characterization of photovoltaic
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
materials
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
Optical phenomena of interfaces and composites
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
High-Tc superconductors
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
Dielectrics and piezoelectrics
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the
Glasses and crystallizable glasses for electronics
electrical properties of materials, and the applications of
Ferroelectrics and ferroelectric thin films
materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of
Porous ceramics and ceramic fibers
chemistry, processing, and microstructure on the electrical
Combustion synthesis of advanced materials
properties will be discussed, along with the functions,
Welding and joining of metals and dissimilar materials
performance requirements, and testing methods of materials
including ceramics and composites
for each type of circuit component. The general topics
Laser Processing of Materials
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors,
Physical metallurgy
energy convertors, magnetic materials, and integrated
Mechanical metallurgy
circuits. Prerequisite: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
Processing microstructure, and properties of advanced steels
MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Oxidation and corrosion of metals and ceramics
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Interfacial phenomena
Surface characterization of materials
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
Composite materials
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
Preparation of ceramic powders
properties are determined by the chemical structure
Pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgy
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
Processing of industrial wastes
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and
Plasma synthesis and processing
mechanical properties of single-phase and multiphase
Computer simulation techniques for design of new high-
ceramics, including composites, are covered. Prerequisites:
performance materials
PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent
Thin film/coating, processing, and characterization
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Environmentally benign materials processes
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
Semiconductor materials
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase
Powder metallurgy
diagrams to explain the behavior of metallurgical slags in
Aerospace structural materials
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent
Failure analysis and fracture mechanics of materials
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Forming of metals and other materials
Fatigue of materials
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERI-
ALS (I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-
and-engineering and non-crystalline materials in general.
Glass formation, structure, crystallization, and properties
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will be covered, along with a survey of commercial glass
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METAL-
compositions, manufacturing processes, and applications.
LURGICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical process-
Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/
ing systems. Methods for estimating process costs and
MLGN512, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
profitability. Performance, selection, and design of process
3 semester hours.
equipment. Integration of process units into a working plant
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOP-
and its economics, construction, and operation. Market
MENT (II) Aspects of process development, plant design,
research and surveys. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or consent of
and management. Prerequisite: MTGN331. Co-requisite:
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN424 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture;
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
2 semester hours.
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOP-
processes for metal extraction and refining using classical
MENT LABORATORY (II) Projects designed to supple-
and direct-search optimization methods and classical
ment the lectures in MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or
process control with the aid of chemical functions and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
thermodynamic transfer operations. Examples from
processes in physicochemical and physical metallurgy.
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I) This
Prerequisite: MTGN438 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
course covers studies of the interface between metallurgical
lecture; 2 semester hours.
process engineering and environmental engineering areas.
Wastes, effluents and their point sources in metallurgical
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
processes such as mineral concentration, value extraction
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
and process metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
of metallurgical unit operations and unit processes with
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or consent of instruc-
those applicable to waste and effluent control, disposal and
tor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
materials recycling are covered. Engineering design and
MTGN442. ALLOY AND PHASE STABILITY (II) Phase
engineering cost components are also included for some
equilibrium of solid solutions, primary and intermediate
examples chosen. The ratio of fundamentals to applications
phases, binary and ternary phase equilibrium diagrams,
coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
multicomponent systems. Phase transformations in ferrous
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
alloys, hardenability, heat treatment, surface modification,
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
alloying of steel, precipitation alloys and alloy design for
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
cast irons, stainless steels, and tool steels. Prerequisite:
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
MTGN348 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
3 semester hours.
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
MTGN445/MLGN505. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture;
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
3 semester hours.
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY (I)
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction
fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechani-
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
cal-testing techniques to illustrate the application of the
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hyrdometallurgy,
fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite:
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS
site: MTGN334, MTGN351, MTGN461, MTGN352. Co-
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An
requisite: MTGN433 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
introduction to statistical process control, process capability
lecture; 2 semester hours.
analysis and experimental design techniques. Statistical
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and
process control theory and techniques will be developed and
refining of metals including emerging practices. Modifica-
applied to control charts for variables and attributes
tions driven by environmental regulations and by energy
involved in process control and evaluation. Process
minimization. Analysis and design of processes and the
capability concepts will be developed and applied for the
impact of economic considerations. Prerequisite:
evaluation of manufacturing processes. The theory and
MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
application of designed experiments will be developed and
applied for full factorial experiments, fractional factorial
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY
experiments, screening experiments, multilevel experiments
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement
and mixture experiments. Analysis of designed experiments
the lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or
will be carried out by graphical and statistical techniques.
consent of instructor.
Computer software will be utilized for statistical process
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control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
transport: dimensionless correlations - friction factor, heat,
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture,
and mass transfer coefficients. Elementary concepts of
3 semester hours
radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior in packed beds.
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Design equations for: Continuous-Flow/Batch Reactors with
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
Uniform Dispersion and Plug Flow Reactors. Digital
corrosion protection including cathodic and anodic
computer methods for the design of metallurgical systems.
protection and coatings. Examples, from various industries,
Laboratory sessions devoted to: Tutorials/Demonstrations to
of corrosion problems and solutions. Prerequisite:
facilitate the understanding of concepts related to selected
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
topics; and, Projects with the primary focus on the operating
principles and use of modern electronic-instrumentation for
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
measurements on lab-scale systems in conjunction with
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
correlation and prediction strategies for analysis of results.
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
Prerequisites: MACS315, MTGN351 and MTGN352.
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
correlation between processing, structural architecture and
properties. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331,
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
MTGN348, MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
fabrication of polymeric end items. The molecular and
PROCESSING (I) An introduction to the electrical
crystallographic structures of polymers will be developed
conductivity of semiconductor materials; qualitative
and related to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture
discussion of active semiconductor devices; discussion of
properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer
the steps in integrated circuit fabrication; detailed investiga-
composites. Emphasis on forming and joining techniques
tion of the materials science and engineering principles
for end item fabrication including: extrusion, injection
involved in the various steps of VLSI device fabrication; a
molding, reaction injection molding, thermoforming, and
presentation of device packaging techniques and the
blow molding. The design of end items will be considered in
processes and principles involved. Prerequisite: Consent of
relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engineering,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
properties, and applications. Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to electron optics and the design and application of
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction
transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Interpreta-
to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of
tion of images produced by various contrast mechanisms.
forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet metal
Electron diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron
forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during working.
diffraction patterns. Laboratory exercises to illustrate
Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390.
specimen preparation techniques, microscope operation, and
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
the interpretation of images produced from a variety of
specimens. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
MTGN466. DESIGN: SELECTION AND USE OF
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MATERIALS (II) Selection of alloys for specific applica-
tions, designing for corrosion resistant service, concept of
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
passivity, designing for wear resistant service, designing for
(II) Experiments to accompany the lectures in MTGN456.
high temperature service and designing for high strength/
Co-requisite: MTGN456. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
weight applications. Introduction to the aluminum, copper,
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
nickel, cobalt, stainless steel, cast irons, titanium and
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
refractory metal alloy-systems. Coating science and
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
selection. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of
lab; 3 semester hours.
chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
from materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecu-
tion to welding processesÐthermal aspects; metallurgical
lar transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; difficul-
based on the required balance of the conserved-quantity
ties and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
applied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity,
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
temperature and concentration profiles. Equations of
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
change: continuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two
independent variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase
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MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORA-
ceramic systems and the resulting properties. Relationship
TORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures
of microstructure to chemical, electrical, and mechanical
in MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab;
properties of ceramics. Application to strengthening and
1 semester hour.
toughening in ceramic composite system. Prerequisite:
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Graduate status or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
MTGN517. REFRACTORIES (I) The manufacture, testing,
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
and use of basic, neutral, acid, and specialty refractories are
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
considered. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship
1 to 3 semester hours.
between physical properties of the various refractories and
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
their uses in the metallurgical industry. Prerequisite:
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
work may take the form of conferences, library, and
MTGN518/MLGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CE-
laboratory work. Choice of problem is arranged between
RAMIC SYSTEMS (II) Application of one to four
student and a specific Department faculty-member.
component oxide diagrams to ceramic engineering prob-
Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
lems. Emphasis on refractories and glasses and their
supervisor; “Independent Study Form” must be completed
interaction with metallic systems. Prerequisite: Consent of
and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours for each of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
two semesters.
years only.)
Graduate Courses
MTGN523/MLGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND
Most courses are offered once every two years. However,
SOLUTION CHEMISTRY (II) Solution and surface
those courses offered for which fewer than five students
chemistry of importance in mineral and metallurgical
have registered may be cancelled that semester. Courses at
operations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
the 500-level are open to qualified seniors with approval of
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
the Department and the Dean of the Graduate School.
MTGN526/MLGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOL-
Courses at the 600-level are open only to graduate students
OGY An introduction to the science and technology of
in good standing. A two-year course-schedule is available in
particulate and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic
the Department office.
systems. Interparticle forces. Aggregation, network
MTGN511. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERI-
formation, percolation, and the gel transition. Gel structure,
ALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (I) Independent
rheology, and mechanical properties. Application to solid-
advanced work, not leading to a thesis. This may take the
liquid separation operations (filtration, centrifugation,
form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Selection
sedimentation) and to ceramics processing. Prerequisite:
of assignment is arranged between student and a specific
Graduate level status or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
with consent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
MTGN527/ESGN562. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
MTGN512. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERI-
AND RECYCLING (II) Industrial case-studies, on the
ALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (II) Continuation of
application of engineering principles to minimize waste
MTGN511. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of
formation and to meet solid waste recycling challenges.
faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Proven and emerging solutions to solid waste environmental
MTGN514. DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT
problems, especially those associated with metals. Prerequi-
PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS (I) Ceramic
sites: ESGN500 and ESGN504 or consent of instructor.
materials science in the area of structural imperfections,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
their chemistry, and their relation to mass and charge
MTGN529. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
transport; defects and diffusion, sintering, and grain growth
Effluents, wastes, and their point sources associated with
with particular emphasis on the relation of fundamental
metallurgical processes, such as mineral concentration and
transport phenomena to sintering and microstructure
values extraction—providing for an interface between
development and control. Prerequisites: DCGN209 or
metallurgical process engineering and the environmental-
MTGN351; MT311 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
engineering areas. Fundamentals of metallurgical unit
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
operations and unit processes, applied to waste and effluents
MTGN516. MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC
control, recycling, and waste disposal. Examples which
SYSTEMS (II) Analysis of the chemical and physical
incorporate engineering design and cost components are
processes controlling microstructure development in
included. Prerequisites: MTGN331 or consent of instructor.
ceramic systems. Development of the glassy phase in
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MTGN530. ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING (I)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Physicochemical principles of gas-slag-metal reactions
3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
applied to the reduction of iron ore concentrates and to the
MTGN538. HYDROMETALLURGY (II) Kinetics of
refining of liquid iron to steel. The role of these reactions in
liquid-solid reactions. Theory of uniformly accessible
reactor design—blast furnace and direct iron smelting
surfaces. Hydrometallurgy of sulfide and oxides. Cementa-
furnace, pneumatic steelmaking furnace, refining slags,
tion and hydrogen reduction. Ion exchange and solvent
deoxidation and degassing, ladle metallurgy, alloying, and
extraction. Physicochemical phenomena at high pressures.
continuous casting of steel. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
Microbiological metallurgy. Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
years only.)
MTGN531. THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGI-
MTGN539. PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING
CAL AND MATERIALS PROCESSING (I) Application of
REACTOR DESIGN (II) Review of reactor types and
thermodynamics to the processing of metals and materials,
idealized design equations for isothermal conditions.
with emphasis on the use of thermodynamics in the
Residence time functions for nonreacting and reacting
development and optimization of processing systems. Focus
species and its importance to process control. Selection of
areas will include entropy and enthalpy, reaction equilib-
reactor type for a given application. Reversible and
rium, solution thermodynamics, methods for analysis and
irreversible reactions in CSTR’s under nonisothermal
correlation of thermodynamics data, thermodynamic
conditions. Heat and mass transfer considerations and
analysis of phase diagrams, thermodynamics of surfaces,
kinetics of gas-solid reactions applied to fluo-solids type
thermodynamics of defect structures, and irreversible
reactors. Reactions in packed beds. Scale up and design of
thermodynamics. Attention will be given to experimental
experiments. Brief introduction into drying, crystallization,
methods for the measurement of thermodynamic quantities.
and bacterial processes. Examples will be taken from current
Prerequisite: MTGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
metallurgical practice. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years
MTGN534. CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOP-
only.)
MENT A study of the steps required for development of a
MTGN541. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS (I)
mineral recovery process. Technical, economic, and human
The electron theory of metals. Classical and quantum-
factors involved in bringing a process concept into commer-
mechanical free electron theory. Electrical and thermal
cial production. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
conductivity, thermoelectric effects, theory of magnetism,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
specific heat, diffusion, and reaction rates. Prerequisite:
MTGN535. PYROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II)
MTGN445. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The detailed study of a selected few processes, illustrating
MTGN542. ALLOYING THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND
the application of the principles of physical chemistry (both
PHASE STABILITY (II) Empirical rules and theories
thermodynamics and kinetics) and chemical engineering
relating to alloy formation. Various alloy phases and
(heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, plant design, fuel
constituents which result when metals are alloyed and
technology, etc.) to practice process development. Prerequi-
examined in detail. Current information on solid solutions,
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
intermetallic compounds, eutectics, liquid immiscibility.
MTGN536. OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF
Prerequisite: MTGN445 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
METALLURGICAL SYSTEMS Application of modern
lecture; 3 semester hours.
optimization and control theory to the analysis of specific
MTGN543. THEORY OF DISLOCATIONS (I) Stress field
systems in extractive metallurgy and mineral processing.
around dislocation, forces on dislocations, dislocation
Mathematical modeling, linear control analysis, dynamic
reactions, dislocation multiplication, image forces, interac-
response, and indirect optimum seeking techniques applied
tion with point defects, interpretation of macroscopic
to the process analysis of grinding, screening, filtration,
behavior in light of dislocation mechanisms. Prerequisite:
leaching, precipitation of metals from solution, and blast
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
furnace reduction of metals. Prerequisite: Consent of
(Fall of odd years only.)
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN544. FORGING AND DEFORMATION MODEL-
MTGN537. ELECTROMETALLURGY (II) Electrochemi-
ING (I) An examination of the forging process for the
cal nature of metallurgical processes. Kinetics of electrode
fabrication of metal components. Techniques used to model
reactions. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction.
deformation processes including slab equilibrium, slip line,
Complex electrode reactions. Mixed potential systems. Cell
upper bound and finite element methods. Application of
design and optimization of electrometallurgical processes.
these techniques to specific aspects of forging and metal
Batteries and fuel cells. Some aspects of corrosion.
forming processes.. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
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MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I) Basic fracture
MTGN311, MTGN348, MTGN351, MTGN352,
mechanics as applied to engineering material, S-N curves,
MTGN445/ML505*; or, consent of instructor. 3 hours
the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of even years only.)
effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack
MTGN553. STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS(II) Strain
propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
hardening in polycrystalline materials, dislocation interac-
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
tions, effect of grain boundaries on strength, solid solution
MTGN546. CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE
hardening, martensitic transformations, precipitation
MATERIALS (II) Mathematical description of creep
hardening, point defects. Prerequisite: MTGN543 or
process. Mathematical methods of extrapolation of creep
concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;3 semester hours.
data. Micromechanisms of creep deformation, including
(Spring of even years only.)
dislocation glide and grain boundary sliding. Study of
MTGN554. OXIDATION OF METALS (II) Kinetics of
various high temperature materials, including iron, nickel,
oxidation. The nature of the oxide film. Transport in oxides.
and cobalt base alloys and refractory metals, and ceramics.
Mechanisms of oxidation. The protection of high- tempera-
Emphasis on phase transformations and microstructure-
ture metal systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
property relationships. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years
only.)
only.)
MTGN555/MLGN504. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAM-
MTGN547. PHASE EQUILIBRIUM IN MATERIALS
ICS (I) Thermodynamics as applied to solid state reactions,
SYSTEMS (I) Phase equilibrium of uniary, binary, ternary,
binary and ternary phase diagrams, point, line and planar
and multicomponent systems, microstructure interpretation,
defects, interfaces, and electrochemical concepts. Prerequi-
pressure-temperature diagrams, determination of phase
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
diagrams. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN556/MLGN506. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (I)
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
MTGN548. TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS (I)
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical
Surface and interfacial phenomena, order of transformation,
reactions in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of
grain growth, recovery, recrystallization, solidification,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even
phase transformation in solids, precipitation hardening,
years only.)
spinoidal decomposition, martensitic transformation, gas
metal reactions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
MTGN557. SOLIDIFICATION (I) Heat flow and fluid flow
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
in solidification, thermodynamics of solidification, nucle-
ation and interface kinetics, grain refining, crystal and grain
MTGN549. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FERROUS
growth, constitutional supercooling, eutectic growth,
ALLOYS (I) Development and review of solid state
solidification of castings and ingots, segregation, and
transformations and strengthening mechanisms in ferrous
porosity. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
alloys. The application of these principles to the develop-
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
ment of new alloys and processes such as high strength low
alloy steels, high temperature alloys, maraging steels, and
MTGN558. MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING
case hardening processes. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
PROCESSES Theory and practice of the management of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
manufacturing operations. Topics include inventory control
models; factory dynamics and flow-through manufacturing
MTGN551. ADVANCED CORROSION ENGINEERING
processes; application of Little’s Queueing Law to relate
(I) Advanced topics in corrosion engineering. Case studies
cycle time, throughput and work-in-process; influence of
and industrial application. Special forms of corrosion.
variability on utilization and process flow; bottleneck
Advanced measurement technique. Prerequisite: MTGN451.
planning and the influence of bottleneck constraints on
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
cycle time, throughput and work-in-process; batching laws;
MTGN552/MLGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOS-
application of queueing network theory for process analysis
ITES Introduction to the processing, structure, properties
and optimization; shop-floor control and constant work-in-
and applications of metal matrix and ceramic matrix
process control systems. Application of the principles of
composites. Importance of structure and properties of both
manufacturing management to manufacturing processes
the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of reinforce-
such as casting and molding, forming, machining and
ment utilized—particulate, short fiber, continuous fiber, and
finishing, joining, coating, electronic manufacturing,
laminates. Emphasis on the development of mechanical
inspection and quality control, logistic processes, and
properties through control of synthesis and processing
service processes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
parameters. Other physical properties such as electrical and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermal will also be examined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*:
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MTGN559. SIMULATION OF MANUFACTURING AND
MTGN571. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
SERVICE PROCESSES An introduction to the theory and
ENGINEERING LABORATORY Basic instruction in
practice of dynamic simulation of queueing systems such as
advanced equipment and techniques in the field of extrac-
those encountered in manufacturing systems and service
tion, mechanical or physical metallurgy. Prerequisite:
operations. The topics include generation of random
Selection and consent of faculty instructor. 3 to 9 lab hours;
numbers and random variates, discrete and continuous
1 to 3 semester hours.
statistical distributions used for simulation, simulation
MTGN580. ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY (II)
dynamics, queueing systems, statistical analysis of simula-
Weldability, defects, phase transformations, heat flow,
tion output, entity transfer, conveyors, batching, statistical
preheat treatment, post-heat treatment, heat affected zone,
analysis of simulation output, and termination of simulation
microstructure, and properties. Prerequisite: Consent of
models. A commercial computer based simulation package
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even
will be used to provide the experience and background
years only.)
necessary to build and analyze simulation models of
manufacturing and service operations such as ferrous and
MTGN581. WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTER-
nonferrous alloy production, ceramic materials production,
ACTIVE CONTROLS (I) The science of welding heat
casting and molding, forming, machining and finishing,
sources including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, electron
joining, coating, electronic manufacturing, inspection and
beam and laser. The interaction of the heat source with the
quality control, logistic processes, and service processes.
workpiece will be explored and special emphasis will be
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
given to using this knowledge for automatic control of the
3 semester hours.
welding process. Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
MTGN560. ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAIL-
years only.)
URES (II) Applications of the principles of physical and
mechanical metallurgy to the analysis of metallurgical
MTGN582. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED
failures. Nondestructive testing. Fractography. Case study
JOINTS (II) Mechanical metallurgy of heterogeneous
analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
systems, shrinkage, distortion, cracking, residual stresses,
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
mechanical testing of joints, size effects, joint design,
transition temperature, fracture. Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN561. PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
FOR AEROSPACE (I) Review of current developments in
years only.)
aerospace materials with particular attention paid to titanium
alloys, aluminum alloys, and metal-matrix composites.
MTGN583. PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE
Emphasis is on phase equilibria, phase transformations, and
TESTING AND EVALUATION (I) Introduction to testing
microstructure-property relationships. Concepts of innova-
methods; basic physical principles of acoustics, radiography,
tive processing and microstructural alloy design are
and electromagnetism; statistical and risk analysis; fracture
included where appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of
mechanics concepts; design decision making, limitations
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
and applications of processes; fitness-for- service evalua-
years only.)
tions. Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
MTGN564 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF MATERIAL
BEHAVIOR (I) Examination of various constitutive models
MTGN584. NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES (II)
which are used to characterize material behavior. Models for
Joining processes for which the base materials are not
elastic behavior, strain hardening, strain-rate hardening,
melted. Brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding, explosive
creep, viscoplastic, cyclical hardening and nonisothermal
bonding, and adhesive bonding processes. Theoretical
behavior will be discussed. Experimental methods and data
aspects of these processes, as well as the influence of
analysis to determine various constitutive parameters will be
process parameters. Special emphasis to the joining of
described. The use of these models in computer codes
dissimilar materials using these processes. Prerequisite:
(especially finite element analyses) will be presented.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
(Spring of odd years only.)
3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
MTGN586. DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND
MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
ASSEMBLIES Introduction to the concepts and analytical
AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties of ceramics
practice of designing weldments. Designing for impact,
and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of solids;
fatigue, and torsional loading. Designing of weldments
toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high
using overmatching and undermatching criteria. Analysis of
temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
combined stresses. Designing of compression members,
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or
column bases and splices. Designing of built-up columns,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall
welded plate cylinders, beam-to-column connections, and
of even years only.)
trusses. Designing for tubular construction. Weld distortion
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and residual stresses. Joint design. Process consideration in
MTGN672. ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY
weld design. Welding codes and specifications. Estimation
(II) Continuation of MTGN671. 1 to 3 semester hours.
of welding costs. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MACS315 or
MTGN696/MLGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PRO-
equivalent, EGGN320 or equivalent, MTGN475 or consent
CESSES (II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
chemistry underlying the control of deposition processes for
odd years only.)
thin films for a variety of applications—wear resistance,
MTGN587. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING
corrosion/oxidation resistance, decorative coatings,
AND JOINING PROCESSES (I) Introduction to arc
electronic and magnetic. Emphasis on the vapor deposition
physics, fluid flow in the plasma, behavior of high pressure
process variables rather than the structure and properties of
plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, energy generation
the thin films. Prerequisites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or
and temperature distribution in the plasma, arc stability,
equivalent courses or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
metal transfer across arc, electron beam welding processes,
3 semester hours. (Summer of odd years only.)
keyhole phenomena. Ohmic welding processes, high
MTGN697. MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF
frequency welding, weld pool phenomena. Development of
COATINGS AND THIN FILMS (I) Introduction to aqueous
relationships between physics concepts and the behavior of
and non-aqueous chemistry for the preparation of an
specific welding and joining processes. Prerequisite/Co-
effective electrolyte; for interpretation of electrochemical
requisite: PHGN300, MACS315, MTGN475, or consent of
principles associated with electrodeposition; surface science
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
to describe surface structure and transport; interphasial
years only.)
structure including space charge and double layer concepts;
MTGN591. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
nucleation concepts applied to electrodeposition;
PROCESSES (I) Introduction to plasma physics, behavior
electrocrystallization including growth concepts; factors
of low pressure plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena,
affecting morphology and kinetics; co-deposition of non-
glow discharge phenomena, glow discharge sputtering,
Brownian particles; pulse electrodeposition; electrodeposi-
magnetron plasma deposition, ion beam deposition, cathodic
tion parameters and control; physical metallurgy of
arc evaporation, electron beam and laser coating processes.
electrodeposits; and, principles associated with vacuum
Development of relationships between physics concepts and
evaporation and sputter deposition. Factors affecting
the behavior of specific coating processes. Prerequisite/Co-
microstructural evolution of vacuum and sputtered deposits;
requisite: PHGN300, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
nucleation of vapor and sputtered deposits; modeling of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
matter-energy interactions during co-deposition; and,
MTGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Thornton’s model for coating growth. Prerequisite/co-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I,II) Pilot course or
requisite: MACS315, MTGN351, MTGN352, or consent of
special topics course. Topics chosen according to special
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course
even years only.)
is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MTGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Variable hours lecture/lab; 1 to 6 semester hours.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
MTGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ‘Independent Study’
1 to 3 semester hours per semester.
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
MTGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
1 to 3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MTGN631. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN METAL-
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
LURGICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS Physical
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ‘Independent Study’
principles of mass, momentum, and energy transport.
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
Application to the analysis of extraction metallurgy and
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
other physicochemical processes. Prerequisite: MACS315
MTGN70l. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
(I, II) Master’s thesis supervision by student’s advisor in
3 semester hours.
collaboration with the Thesis Committee.
MTGN671 ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY (I)
MTGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHI-
Experimental and analytical research in the fields of
LOSOPHY (I, II) Doctoral thesis supervision by student’s
production, mechanical, chemical, and/or physical metal-
advisor in collaboration with the Thesis Committee.
lurgy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
hours; 3 semester hours.
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MTGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
MTGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
- thesis. Engineering design under the direct supervision of
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
advisor.
MTGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research under
the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
advisor.
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Mining Engineering
thesis. The Master of Science - Non-Thesis option must
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work of
M.U. OZBAY, Professor
which 6 credit hours may be applied towards the analytical
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and
report writing, if required.
Director of Earth Mechanics Institute
The Master of Engineering degree (Engineer of Mines)
BAKI YARAR, Professor
in Mining Engineering includes all the requirements for the
KADRI DAGDELEN, Associate Professor
M.S. degree, with the sole exception that an “engineering
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, Associate Professor
report” is required rather than a Master’s Thesis.
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mining and Earth
MARK KUCHTA, Assistant Professor
Systems Engineering requires a total of 90 credit hours,
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Professor Emeritus
beyond the bachelor’s degree of which research shall be no
Degrees Offered:
fewer than 30 credit hours. The usual departmental
Master of Engineering (Engineer of Mines)
requirement is a minimum of 60 credit hours of course work
Master of Science (Mining and Earth Systems Engineer-
and 30 credit hours for research. The thesis must be
ing)
successfully defended before a doctoral committee.
Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Earth Systems
Prerequisites:
Engineering)
Students entering a graduate program for the master’s or
doctor’s degree are expected to have had much the same
Program Description:
undergraduate training as that required at Colorado School
The program has two distinctive, but inherently
of Mines in mining, if they are interested in the traditional
interwoven specialties.
mining specialty. Students interested in the Earth Systems
The Mining Engineering area or specialty is predomi-
engineering specialty with different engineering sub-
nantly for mining engineers and it is directed towards the
disciplinary background may also require special mining
traditional mining engineering fields. Graduate work is
engineering subjects depending upon their graduate
normally centered around subject areas such as mine
program. Deficiencies if any, will be determined by the
planning and development and computer aided mine design,
Department of Mining Engineering on the basis of students’
rock mechanics, operations research applied to the mineral
education, experience, and graduate study.
industry, mine mechanization, mine evaluation, finance and
For specific information on prerequisites, students are
management and similar mining engineering topics.
encouraged to refer to a copy of the Mining Engineering
The Earth Systems Engineering area or specialty is
Department’s Departmental Guidelines and Regulations for
designed to be distinctly interdisciplinary by merging the
Graduate Students, available from the Mining Engineering
mining engineering fundamentals with civil, geotechnical,
Department.
environmental or other engineering into advanced study
tracks in earth (rock) systems, rock mechanics and earth
Required Curriculum:
(rock) structural systems, underground excavation, and
All graduate students are required to complete three core
construction systems. This specialty is open for engineers
courses during their first academic year of study at CSM,
with different sub-disciplinary backgrounds, but interested
depending upon their specialty and background.
in working and/or considering performing research in
These courses are:
mining, tunneling, excavation and underground construction
MNGN505 - Rock Mechanics in Mining
areas.
MNGN512 - Surface Mine Design
Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas
MNGN516 - Underground Mining
such as site characterization, environmental aspects,
Advanced Soil Mechanics (new, to be advised)
underground construction and tunneling (including
Underground Excavation (new, to be advised)
microtunneling), excavation methods and equipment,
Fundamentals of Engineering Geology (new, to be
mechnization of mines and underground construction,
advised)
environmental and management aspects, modeling and
design in geoengineering.
In addition, all full-time graduate students are required to
register for and attend MNGN625 - Graduate Mining
Program Requirements:
Seminar each semester while in residence, except in the case
The Master of Science degree in Mining and Earth
of scheduling conflicts with other course(s) approved by the
Systems Engineering has two options available. Master of
thesis advisor.
Science - Thesis and Master of Science - Non-Thesis.
Thesis Option requires a minimum of 24 semester credit
Fields of Research:
hours of course work and 12 semester credits of research,
The Mining Engineering Department focuses on the
approved by student’s graduate committee, plus a master’s
following fundamental areas:
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Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Stability of
power systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, DCGN381 or
Underground Openings
EGGN384. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Computerized Mine Design and Related Applications
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVA-
(including Geostatistical Modeling)
TIONS (II) Design of underground openings in competent
Advanced Integrated Mining Systems Incorporating Mine
and broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock
Mechanization and Mechanical Mining Systems
bolting design and other ground support methods. Coal,
Underground Excavation (Tunneling) and Construction
evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits included.
Site Characterization and Geotechnical Investigations,
Prerequisite: SYGN101, credit or concurrent enrollment in
Modeling and Design in Geoengineering.
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Rock Fragmentation
MNGN423. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
Mineral Processing, Communition, Separation Technol-
mining engineering. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
ogy
1 to 3 semester hours.
Bulk Material Handling
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
Description of Courses
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling tech-
and humidity; stressing analysis and design of systems.
niques. Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions,
Prerequisite: EGGN351, 371 and MNGN314. 2 hours
estimation of support requirements, methods of tunnel
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
driving and boring, design systems and equipment, and
safety. Prerequisite: MNGN210, 314. 3 hours lecture; 3
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (I) Course emphasis is on
semester hours.
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time
valuation of money and interest formulas, cash flow,
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
investment criteria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
analysis, escalation and inflation and cost of capital.
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
Calculation procedures are illustrated by case studies.
Underground mining sections include design of coal and
Computer programs are used. Prerequisite: Senior in
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
Mining, graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore
lecture; 2 semester hours.
bodies, performance and application of backfill, and
phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
mining portion covers rock mass characterization, failure
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) Preparation of phase I
modes of slopes excavated in rock masses, probabilistic and
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and remedial
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination,
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
and permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine
design and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDER-
MNGN429. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
GROUND EXCAVATIONS Design of underground
excavations and support. Analysis of stress and rock mass
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
deformations around excavations using analytical and
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) Preparation of formal
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
of in situ and laboratory data for excavation design. Use of
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
rock mass rating systems for site characterization and
production scheduling and evaluation. Prerequisite:
excavation design. Study of support types and selection of
MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers.
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture;
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives,
mineral concentration, value extraction and process
blasting, and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting
metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit
rounds, applications to surface and underground excavation.
operations and unit processes with those applicable to waste
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
and effluent control, disposal and materials recycling are
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
covered. Engineering design and engineering cost compo-
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
nents are also included for some examples chosen. The ratio
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling
of fundamentals to applications coverage is about 1:1.
systems, dewatering, hoisting, compressed air, and other
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Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN446. SLOPE DESIGN LABORATORY (II)
3 semester hours.
Laboratory and field exercise in slope analysis and design.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
Collection of data and specimens in the field for laboratory
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
determination of physical properties for determination of
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
slope angle stability. Application of computer software to
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
slope stability determination for hard and soft rock environ-
operations. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in
ments. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and credit or concurrent
statistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
registration in MNGN445. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN460 INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION II
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
This course describes the engineering principles and
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or
practices associated with quarry mining operations related to
consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
the cement and aggregate industries. The course will cover
resource definition, quarry planning and design, extraction,
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
and processing of minerals for cement and aggregate
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth.
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventila-
Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN318, MNGN322,
tion, materials handling, electrical transmission and
MNGN323, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
distribution, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and
3 semester hours.
application, mine plant design. Information from all basic
mining survey courses will be used. Prerequisite:
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
MNGN316, 321, 414, EGGN329 and DCGN381 or
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
EGGN384. Concurrent enrollment with the consent of
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
instructor permitted. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
hours.
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN438. INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTATISTICS (I)
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
Introduction to the application and theory of geostatistics in
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
the mining industry. Review of elementary statistics and
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
traditional estimations techniques. Variograms, estimation
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
variance, block variance, kriging, and geostatistical concepts
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
are presented. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent. 1 hour
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
(I) Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
replacement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
to equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors,
Graduate Courses
technological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
vs. expansion, maximization of returns from equipment
in the Graduate School.
replacement expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior
MNGN501. REGULATORY MINING LAWS AND
or graduate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
CONTRACTS (I) Basic fundamentals of engineering law,
MNGN445. OPEN PIT SLOPE DESIGN (II) Introduction
regulations of federal and state laws pertaining to the
to the analysis and design of optimal pit slopes. Topics
mineral industry and environment control. Basic concepts of
include: economic aspects of slope angles, rock mass
mining contracts. Offered in even numbered years. Prerequi-
classification and strength determinations, geologic
site: Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
hours. Offered in even years.
collection techniques, hydrologic factors, methods of
MNGN505. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
analysis, macrofab analysis, wedge intersections, monitoring
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
Prerequisite: MNGN321, GEOL308 or 309. 2 hours lecture;
Underground mining sections include design of coal and
2 semester hours.
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore
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bodies, performance and application of backfill, and
MNGN514. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals of
phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface
robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is on
mining portion covers rock mass characterization, failure
mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are mining
modes of slopes excavated in rock masses, probabilistic and
applications, introduction and history of mobile robotics,
deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and remedial
sensors, including vision, problems of sensing variations in
measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321
rock properties, problems of representing human knowledge
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
in control systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinemat-
MNGN506. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDER-
ics, and path finding. Prerequisite: MACS404 or consent of
GROUND EXCAVATIONS Design of underground
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
excavations and support. Analysis of stress and rock mass
years.
deformations around excavations using analytical and
MNGN515. MINE MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMA-
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation
TION. This course will provide an in-depth study of the
of in situ and laboratory data for excavation design. Use of
current state of the art and future trends in mine mechaniza-
rock mass rating systems for site characterization and
tion and mine automation systems for both surface and
excavation design. Study of support types and selection of
underground mining, review the infrastructure required to
support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
support mine automation, and analyze the potential
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers.
economic and health and safety benefits. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN312, MNGN314, MNGN316, or consent of
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN507. ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING (I)
Fall of odd years.
An advanced study of the theories of rock penetration
MNGN516. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN Selection,
including percussion, rotary, and rotary percussion drilling.
design, and development of most suitable underground
Rock fragmentation including explosives and the theories of
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
blasting rock. Application of theory to drilling and blasting
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
practice at mines, pits, and quarries. Prerequisite:
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
MNGN407. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
odd years.
planning, engineering drawings for development and
MNGN511. MINING INVESTIGATIONS (I, II) Investiga-
extraction, underground haulage systems, and cost esti-
tional problems associated with any important aspect of
mates. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
mining. Choice of problem is arranged between student and
lab; 3 semester hours.
instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture,
MNGN517. ADVANCED UNDERGROUND MINING (II)
consultation, lab, and assigned reading; 2 to 4 semester
Review and evaluation of new developments in advanced
hours.
underground mining systems to achieve improved produc-
MNGN512. SURFACE MINE DESIGN Analysis of
tivity and reduced costs. The major topics covered include:
elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
mechanical excavation techniques for mine development
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
and production, new haulage and vertical conveyance
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of
systems, advanced ground support and roof control
efficient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit
methods, mine automation and monitoring, new mining
operations, equipment selection, final pit determinations,
systems and future trends in automated, high productivity
short- and long-range planning, road layouts, dump
mining schemes. Prerequisite: Underground Mine Design
planning, and cost estimation.. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
(e.g., MNGN314). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN518. ADVANCED BULK UNDERGROUND
MNGN513 ADVANCED SURFACE MINE DESIGN
MINING TECHNIQUES This course will provide advanced
(II) This course introduces students to alternative open pit
knowledge and understanding of the current state-of-the-art
planning and design concepts. Course emphasis is on
in design, development, and production in underground
optimization aspects of open pit mine design. Topics include
hard rock mining using bulk-mining methods. Design and
3-D ultimate pit limit algorithms and their applications;
layout of sublevel caving, block caving, open stoping and
computer aided haul road and dump designs; heuristic long-
blasthole stoping systems. Equipment selection, production
and short-term pit scheduling techniques; parametrization
scheduling, ventilation design, and mining costs. Prerequi-
concepts; mathematical optimization for sequencing and
sites: MNGN314, MNGN516, or consent of instructor. 2
scheduling; ore control and truck dispatching. Design
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Spring of odd
procedures are illustrated by case studies using various
years.
computer programs. Prerequisite: MNGN308, MNGN312,
MNGN519. ADVANCED SURFACE COAL MINE
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
DESIGN (II) Review of current manual and computer
methods of reserve estimation, mine design, equipment
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selection, and mine planning and scheduling. Course
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
includes design of a surface coal mine for a given case study
years.
and comparison of manual and computer results. Prerequi-
MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of geology and
site: MNGN312, 316, 427. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
the geologist in the development and production stages of a
semester hours. Offered in odd years.
mining operation. Topics addressed: mining operation
MNGN520. ROCK MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND
sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve
COAL MINING (I) Rock mechanics consideration in the
estimation, economic evaluation, permitting, support
design of room-and-pillar, longwall, and shortwall coal
functions. Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation,
mining systems. Evaluation of bump and outburst condi-
exercises and term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
tions and remedial measures. Methane drainage systems.
GEGN405 or permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/
Surface subsidence evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN321. 3
seminar, 3 hours laboratory: 3 semester hours. Offered in
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
even years.
MTGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
MNGN530. INTRODUCTION TO MICRO COMPUTERS
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
IN MINING (I) General overview of the use of PC based
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
micro computers and software applications in the mining
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
industry. Topics include the use of: database, CAD,
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
spreadsheets, computer graphics, data acquisition, and
included. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. 2 hours
remote communications as applied in the mining industry.
lecture; 2 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Any course in computer programming. 2 hours
MNGN523. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
mining engineering, incorporating lectures, laboratory work
MNGN536. OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
or independent study, depending on needs. This course may
IN THE MINERAL INDUSTRY Analysis of exploration,
be repeated for additional credit only if subject material is
mining, and metallurgy systems using statistical analysis.
different. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 to 4 semester
Monte Carlo methods, simulation, linear programming, and
hours.
computer methods. Prerequisite: MNGN433 or consent of
MNGN525. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
TECHNIQUES IN ROCK MECHANICS (I) Principles of
Offered in even years.
stress and infinitesimal strain analysis are summarized,
MNGN538. GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTI-
linear constitutive laws and energy methods are reviewed.
MATION (I) Introduction to the application and theory of
Continuous and laminated models of stratified rock masses
geostatistics in the mining industry. Review of elementary
are introduced. The general concepts of the boundary
statistics and traditional ore reserve calculation techniques.
element and finite element methods are discussed. Emphasis
Presentation of fundamental geostatistical concepts,
is placed on the boundary element approach with displace-
including: variogram, estimation variance, block variance,
ment discontinuities, because of its relevance to the
kriging, geostatistical simulation. Emphasis on the practical
modeling of the extraction of tabular mineral bodies and to
aspects of geostatistical modeling in mining. Prerequisite:
the mobilization of faults, joints, etc. Several practical
MACS323 or equivalent course in statistics; graduate or
problems, selected from rock mechanics and subsidence
senior status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering practices, are treated to demonstrate applica-
MNGN539. ADVANCED MINING GEOSTATISTICS (II)
tions of the techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN321,
Advanced study of the theory and application of
EGGN320, or equivalent courses, MACS455 or consent of
geostatistics in mining engineering. Presentation of state-of-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even
the-art geostatistical concepts, including: robust estimation,
years.
nonlinear geostatistics, disjunctive kriging, geostatistical
MNGN526. MODELING AND MEASURING IN
simulation, computational aspects. This course includes
GEOMECHANICS (II) Introduction to instruments and
presentations by many guest lecturers from the mining
instrumentation systems used for making field measure-
industry. Emphasis on the development and application of
ments (stress, convergence, deformation, load, etc.) in
advanced geostatistical techniques to difficult problems in
geomechanics. Techniques for determining rock mass
the mining industry today. Prerequisite: MACS323 or
strength and deformability. Design of field measurement
equivalent and approval of department. 3 hours lecture;
programs. Interpretation of field data. Development of
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
predictive models using field data. Introduction to various
MNGN549/EGES549. MARINE MINING SYSTEMS (I)
numerical techniques (boundary element, finite element,
Define interdisciplinary marine mining systems and
FLAC, etc.) for modeling the behavior of rock structures.
operational requirements for the exploration survey, sea
Demonstration of concepts using various case studies.
floor mining, hoisting, and transport. Describe and design
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 2
components of deep-ocean, manganese-nodule mining
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systems and other marine mineral extraction methods.
breakers. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 3 hours
Analyze dynamics and remote control of the marine mining
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
systems interactions and system components. Describe the
MNGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
current state-of-the-art technology, operational practice,
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
trade-offs of the system design and risk. Prerequisite:
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
EGGN351, EGGN320, GEOC408 or consent of instructor.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate even
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
years.
MNGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
MNGN550. NEW TECHNIQUES IN MINING (II) Review
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of various experimental mining procedures, including a
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
critical evaluation of their potential applications. Mining
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
methods covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
gassification of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
mining of soluble minerals, in situ leaching of metals,
geothermal power generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmen-
MNGN625. GRADUATE MINING SEMINAR (I, II)
tation, slope caving, electro-thermal rock penetration and
Discussions presented by graduate students, staff, and
fragmentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of
visiting lecturers on research and development topics of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even
general interest. Required of all graduate students in mining
years.
engineering every semester during residence. 1 semester
hour upon completion of thesis or residence.
MNGN452/MNGN552. SOLUTION MINING AND
PROCESSING OF ORES Theory and application of
MNGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
advanced methods of extracting and processing of minerals,
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
underground or in situ, to recover solutions and concen-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
trates of value-materials, by minimization of the traditional
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
surface processing and disposal of tailings to minimize
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
environmental impacts. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate
MNGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
status; instructor’s consent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
hours. Offered in spring.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
MNGN585. MINING ECONOMICS (I) Advanced study in
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
mine valuation with emphasis on revenue and cost aspects.
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
Topics include price and contract consideration in coal,
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
metal and other commodities; mine capital and operating
MNGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT-
cost estimation and indexing; and other topics of current
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
interest. Prerequisite: MNGN427 or EBGN504 or equiva-
library work for the Master of Engineering report under
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required
years.
of candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering.
MNGN590. MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING
6 semester hours upon completion of report.
(II) This course provides a comprehensive review of the
MNGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCI-
existing and emerging mechanical excavation technologies
ENCE (I, II) Laboratory, field , or library work on an
for mine development and production in surface and
original investigation for the master’s thesis under supervi-
underground mining. The major topics covered in the course
sion of the graduate student’s advisory committee. 6
include: history and development of mechanical excavators,
semester hours upon completion of thesis.
theory and principles of mechanical rock fragmentation,
MNGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHI-
design and performance of rock cutting tools, design and
LOSOPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis
operational characteristics of mechanical excavators (e.g.
conducted under supervision of the graduate student’s
continuous miners, roadheaders, tunnel boring machines,
advisory committee. 30 semester hours.
raise drills, shaft borers, impact miners, slotters), applica-
tions to mine development and production, performance
MNGN704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
prediction and geotechnical investigations, costs versus
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
conventional methods, new mine designs for applying
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
mechanical excavators, case histories, future trends and
- thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
anticipated developments and novel rock fragmentation
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
methods including water jets, lasers, microwaves, electron
MNGN705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
beams, penetrators, electrical discharge and sonic rock
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
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be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
GOGN504. SURFACE STRUCTURES IN EARTH
student’s faculty advisor.
MATERIALS Principles involved in the design and
MNGN706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
construction of surface structures involving earth materials.
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
Slopes and cuts. Retaining walls. Tailing dams. Leach
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
dumps. Foundations. Piles and piers. Extensive use of case
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
examples. Prerequisites: GOGN501, GOGN502,
student’s faculty advisor.
GOGN503. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GOGN501. SITE INVESTIGATION AND CHARACTER-
GOGN505. UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION IN ROCK
IZATION An applications oriented course covering:
Components of stress, stress distributions, underground
geological data collection, geophysical methods for site
excavation failure mechanisms, optimum orientation and
investigation; hydrological data collection; materials
shape of excavations, excavation stability, excavation
properties determination; and various engineering classifica-
support design, ground treatment and rock pre-reinforce-
tion systems. Presentation of data in a format suitable for
ment, drill and blast excavations, mechanical excavation,
subsequent engineering design will be emphasized.
material haulage, ventilation and power supply, labor
Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology, rock mechan-
requirements and training, scheduling and costing of
ics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
underground excavations, and case histories. Prerequisites:
GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours lecture;
GOGN502. SOLID MECHANICS APPLIED TO ROCKS
3 semester hours.
An introduction to the deformation and failure of rocks and
rock masses and to the flow of groundwater. Principles of
GOGN506. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
displacement, strain and stress, together with the equations
Normal project initiation, design procedures, project
of equilibrium are discussed. Elastic and plastic constitutive
financing, permitting and environmental impacts, prepara-
laws, with and without time dependence, are introduced.
tion of plans and specifications, contract award, notice to
Concepts of strain hardening and softening are summarized.
proceed and legal requirements. Construction alternatives,
Energy principles, energy changes caused by underground
contract types, standard contract language, bidding and
excavations, stable and unstable equilibria are defined.
estimating and contract awarding procedures. Construction
Failure criteria for intact rock and rock masses are ex-
inspection and control methods and completion procedures.
plained. Principles of numerical techniques are discussed
Conflict resolution, administrative redress, arbitration and
and illustrated. Basic laws and modeling of groundwater
litigation. Time and tonnage based incentive programs. The
flows are introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Rock
role of experts. Prerequisite: College-level in
Mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Microeconomics or Engineering Economy. Degree in
Engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
GOGN503. CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
LABORATORY An applications oriented course covering:
GOGN625. GEO-ENGINEERING SEMINAR Discussions
Advanced rock testing procedures; dynamic rock properties
presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting lectures
determination; on-site measurements; and various rock mass
on research and development topics of general interest.
modeling approaches. Presentation of data in a format
Required of all graduate students in Geo-Engineering every
suitable for subsequent engineering design will be empha-
semester, during residence. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geo-
sized. Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology, rock
Engineering Program. 1 semester hour upon completion of
mechanics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
thesis or residence.
hours.
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Petroleum Engineering
All courses must be approved by a faculty advisor from the
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
Petroleum Engineering Department. No graduate committee
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
is required. No more than six credit hours can be earned
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
through independent study.
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Associate Professor
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must
ERDAL OZKAN, Associate Professor
complete at least 24 graduate credit hours of course work,
TURKAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
approved by the candidate’s graduate committee, and a
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Assistant Professor
minimum of 12 hours of research credit. At least 15 of the
JON R. CARLSON, Research Professor
course credit hours must be from the Petroleum Engineering
MARK G. MILLER, Research Assistant Professor
Department. Up to 9 credit hours may be transferred from
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
another institution. Up to 9 credit hours of senior-level
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Adjunct Professor
courses may be applied to the degree. All courses must be
SAMIH BATARSEH, Post Doctorate
approved by the faculty advisor and the graduate committee.
Degrees Offered:
For the MS degree, the student must demonstrate ability to
Master of Engineering (Petroleum Engineer)
observe, analyze, and report original scientific research. For
Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
other requirements, refer to the general directions of the
Graduate School in this bulletin.
Doctor of Philosophy (Petroleum Engineering)
A candidate for the Ph.D. must complete at least 60
Program Description:
hours of course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers students a
research beyond Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 hours of
choice of a Master of Science degree or a Master of
course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research
Engineering degree. For the Master of Science degree, a
beyond Master’s degree. The credit hours to be counted
thesis is required in addition to course work. For the Master
toward a Ph.D. are dependent upon approval of the student’s
of Engineering degree, no thesis is required, but the course
graduate committee. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
work requirement is greater than for the MS. After admis-
with a bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 24 graduate
sion to the graduate program, students may change from ME
credit hours from another institution with the approval of a
to MS, or vice versa, according to their needs and interests.
graduate advisor from the Petroleum Engineering Depart-
Applications from students having an ME or MS in
ment. Students who enter the Ph.D. program with a master’s
Petroleum Engineering, or in another discipline, will be
degree may transfer up to 36 credit hours of course and
considered for admission to the Ph.D. program. To obtain
research work from another institution upon approval by a
the Doctor of Philosophy degree, a student must demon-
graduate advisor from the Petroleum Engineering Depart-
strate unusual competence, creativity, and dedication in their
ment. For other requirements, refer to the general directions
field. In addition to extensive course work, a dissertation is
of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
required.
Required Curriculum:
Program Requirements:
A student in the graduate program selects course work by
Master of Engineering
Minimum 36 hours of course
consultation with the Faculty Advisor and with the approval
credit
of the graduate committee. Course work is tailored to the
Master of Science
Minimum 36 hours, of which no
needs and interests of the student.
less than 12 credit hours earned
All PE graduate students must take PE681 in the Fall
by research and 24 credit hours
semester, PE682 in the Spring semester, and LICM515 for
by course work
credit for one semester during their graduate programs.
Doctor of Philosophy
Minimum 90 credit hours
Also, students who do not have a BS degree in PE must take
beyond the bachelor’s degree of
PE514 and other deficiency courses as required by the
which no less than 30 credit
department as soon as possible in their graduate programs.
hours earned by research, or
minimum 54 credit hours
Fields of Research:
beyond the Master’s degree of
Current research topics include
which no less than 30 credit
Formation evaluation
hours earned by research
Well test analysis
Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Engineering
Horizontal and multilateral wells
degree must complete 36 hours of graduate course credit. At
Reservoir characterization and simulation
least 27 of the credit hours must be from the Petroleum
Simulation of directional drilling
Engineering Department. Up to 12 graduate credit hours can
Remediation of contaminated soils and aquifers
be transferred from another institution, and up to 9 credit
Oil recovery processes
hours of senior-level courses may be applied to the degree.
Rock and fluid properties
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Completion and stimulation of wells
Description of Courses
Economics and management
PEGN408/EGES408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
Natural gas engineering
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore technology for
Coalbed methane
exploration, drilling, production and transportation of
Geothermal energy
petroleum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for
Phase behavior
determining environmental forces, hydrodynamics,
Artificial lift
structural responses, and pipe flows for the design of
Rock mechanics
platform, riser, subsea completion and pipeline systems,
Laser technology in penetrating rocks
including environment-hydrodynamic-structure interactions.
Directional drilling
System design parameters. Industry practice and the current
Extraterrestrial drilling
state-of-the-art technology for deep ocean drilling. Prerequi-
Ice coring and drilling
site: MACS315 or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture;
Bit vibration analysis
3 semester hours.
Tubular buckling and stability
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUC-
Wave propagation in drilling tubular
TION (II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation
Fuzzy logic controllers
deliverability including single and multiphase flow. Natural
Research projects may involve professors and graduate
flow and design of artificial lift methods including gas lift,
students from other disciplines–Geology, Geophysics,
sucker rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and others
hydraulic pumps. Prerequisite: PEGN308, PEGN310,
–in addition to Petroleum Engineering. Projects often
PEGN311, and EGGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
include off-campus laboratories, institutes, and other
hours.
resources.
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
Special Features:
EVALUATION LAB (I) This lab investigates the properties
In an exchange program with the Petroleum Engineering
of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure, and
Department of the University of Leoben, Austria (ULA), a
field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application of
student can spend one semester in Austria during graduate
well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
studies and receive full transfer of credit back to CSM.
investigated. Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, and
PEGN419. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
The Petroleum Engineering Department is located in a
recently renovated structure in the foothills west of Denver.
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (II)
The laboratory wing, completed in late 1993, has 20,000
Solutions to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
square feet of space, with about $2 million of equipment
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analyses for oil and gas.
acquired in recent years.
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
The Petroleum Engineering Department enjoys strong
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
association with the Geology and Geophysics Departments
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
at CSM. Courses that integrate the faculty and interests of
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
the three departments are taught at the undergraduate and
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
graduate levels.
including the relationship between measured properties and
The department is close to oil and gas field operations,
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
oil companies and laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be
producing formations. There are many opportunities for
developed to allow the student to better visualize the
summer and part-time employment in the oil and gas
reservoir, its contents, and its potential for production. Use
industry in the Denver metropolitan region.
of the computer as a tool to handle data, create graphs and
log traces, and make computations of reservoir parameters is
Each summer some graduate students assist with the
required. Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN315, concur-
field session for undergraduate students. In the past, the
rent enrollment in GEOL315. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
field session students have visited oil and gas operations in
3 semester hours.
Europe, Alaska, Canada, Southern California, and the Gulf
Coast.
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty.
student involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engi-
Topics include time value of money concepts, discount rate
neers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.
assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, state
The department provides financial support for students
and local taxes, federal income taxes, expected value
attending the SPE Annual Technical Conference and
concept, decision trees, bayesian analysis, the decision to
Exhibition.
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purchase imperfect information, gambler’s ruin, and monte
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) Written and oral
carlo simulation techniques. Prerequisite: MACS323.
presentations by each student on current petroleum topics.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
semester hours.
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Group study of any
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
topic in the field of, or closely related to, petroleum
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or
engineering. By consent of instructor. Hours per week and
without water drive. Primary reservoir performance.
credit to be determined at time of registration.
Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
Graduate Courses
balance. Prerequisites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and
MACS315 (MACS315 only for non PEGN majors).
The 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
permission of the department and the Dean of Graduate
School. The 600-level courses are open only to students
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
enrolled in Graduate School. Certain courses may vary from
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
year to year, depending upon the number of students and
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
their particular needs.
processes (polymer, water, caustic, miscible, and surfactant
PEGN501. APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METH-
flooding). Gas-liquid displacement processes (lean gas, rich
ODS TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING The course will
gas, and CO2). Thermal recovery processes (steam and in
solve problems of interest in Petroleum Engineering through
situ combustion). Introduction to numerical reservoir
the use of spreadsheets on personal computers and struc-
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
tured FORTRAN programming on PCs or mainframes.
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Numerical techniques will include methods for numerical
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETION AND STIMULATION
quadrature, differentiation, interpolation, solution of linear
(I) Completion parameters; design for well conditions.
and non-linear ordinary differential equations, curve fitting
Perforating, sand control, skin damage associated with
and direct or iterative methods for solving simultaneous
completions and well productivity. Fluid types and proper-
equations. Prerequisites: PEGN414 and PEGN424 or
ties; characterization of compatibilities. Stimulation
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
techniques: acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants
PEGN502. ADVANCED DRILLING FLUIDS The
and fluids; types, placement and compatibilities. Estimation
physical properties and purpose of drilling fluids are
of rates, volumes and fracture dimensions. Reservoir
investigated. Emphasis is placed on drilling fluid design,
considerations in fracture propagation and design. Prerequi-
clay chemistry, design, and testing; and solids control.
site: PEGN361, PEGN411 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of instructor.
3 semester hours.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
PEGN503/GEGN503/GPGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work alone and
programs, directional and horizontal well planning, bit
in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley
selection, bottom hole assembly and drillstring design. This
fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
course that shows students how to characterize and model
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data,
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods and concepts from geology, geophysics and
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
petroleum engineering. Activities and topics include field
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
trips to surface outcrops, well logs, borehole cores,
design course that integrates fundamentals and design
seismograms, reservoir modeling of field performance,
concepts in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineer-
written exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite:
ing. Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
3 semester hours.
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development
PEGN504/GEGN504/GPGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
are assigned. Several written and oral presentations are
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work in
made throughout the semester. Project economics including
multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and develop-
PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423.
ment. The course addresses emerging technologies and
Concurrent enrollment in PEGN414 and PEGN424; GE
timely topics. Activities include field trips, 3D computer
Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438;
modeling, written exercises and oral team presentations.
GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture and
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
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PEGN505. HORIZONTAL WELLS: RESERVOIR AND
PEGN513. RESERVOIR SIMULATION I (I) Mathematics
PRODUCTION ASPECTS This course covers the
for petroleum engineering calculations. Development of
fundamental concepts of horizontal well reservoir and
fluid flow equations pertinent to petroleum production.
production engineering with special emphasis on the new
Solutions to diffusivity equations. Numerical reservoir
developments. Each topic covered highlights the concepts
simulation by finite differences and finite element methods.
that are generic to horizontal wells and draws attention to
Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
the pitfalls of applying conventional concepts to horizontal
lecture; 3 semester hours.
wells without critical evaluation. There is no set prerequisite
PEGN514. PETROLEUM TESTING TECHNIQUES (I)
for the course but basic knowledge on general reservoir
Investigation of basic physical properties of petroleum
engineering concepts is useful. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
reservoir rocks and fluids. Review of recommended
hours.
practices for testing drilling fluids and oil well cements.
PEGN506. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY METHODS (II)
Emphasis is placed on the accuracy and calibration of test
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are reviewed from
equipment. Quality report writing is stressed. Prerequisite:
both the qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Recovery
Graduate status. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Required for
mechanisms and design procedures for the various EOR
students who do not have a B.S. in PE.
processes are discussed. In addition to lectures, problems on
PEGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION (I)
actual field design procedures will be covered. Field case
A detailed review of wireline well logging and evaluation
histories will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or
methods stressing the capability of the measurements to
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
determine normal and special reservoir rock parameters
PEGN507. INTEGRATED FIELD PROCESSING (II)
related to reservoir and production problems. Computers for
Integrated design of production facilities covering multi-
log processing of single and multiple wells. Utilization of
stage separation of oil, gas, and water, multiphase flow, oil
well logs and geology in evaluating well performance
skimmers, natural gas dehydration, compression, crude
before, during, and after production of hydrocarbons. The
stabilization, petroleum fluid storage, and vapor recovery.
sensitivity of formation evaluation parameters in the
Prerequisite: PEGN411 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
volumetric determination of petroleum in reservoirs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PEGN419 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PEGN508. ADVANCED ROCK PROPERTIES (I)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Application of rock mechanics and rock properties to
PEGN522. ADVANCED WELL DESIGN (I) Basic
reservoir engineering, well logging, well completion and
applications of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering
well stimulation. Topics covered include: capillary pressure,
problems. Hydraulic fracturing; acid fracturing, fracturing
relative permeability, velocity effects on Darcy’s Law,
simulators; fracturing diagnostics; sandstone acidizing; sand
elastic/mechanical rock properties, subsidence, reservoir
control, and well bore stability. Different theories of
compaction, and sand control. Prerequisite: PEGN423 and
formation failure, measurement of mechanical properties.
PEGN426 or consent of instructor.
Review of recent advances and research areas. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN426 or consent of instructor.
PEGN511. PHASE BEHAVIOR IN THE OIL AND GAS
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
INDUSTRY Essentials of thermodynamics for understand-
PEGN523. ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OIL
ing phase behavior. Modeling of phase behavior of single
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Determination of present value
and multi-component systems with equations of state and
of oil properties. Determination of severance, ad valorem,
other appropriate solution models in spreadsheets and
windfall profit, and federal income taxes. Analysis of
commercial PVT software. Special focus on paraffins,
profitability indicators. Application of decision tree theory
asphaltenes, natural gas hydrates, and mineral deposition.
and Monte Carlo methods to oil and gas properties.
Prerequisite: ChEN357 or equivalent, or consent of
Economic criteria for equipment selection. Prerequisite:
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN422 or EBGN504 or ChEN504 or MNGN427 or
PEGN512. ADVANCED GAS ENGINEERING (I) The
ChEN421 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
physical properties and phase behavior of gas and gas
3 semester hours.
condensates will be discussed. Flow through tubing and
PEGN524. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGE-
pipelines as well as through porous media is covered.
MENT (II) Business applications in the petroleum industry
Reserve calculations for normally pressured, abnormally
are the central focus. Topics covered are: fundamentals of
pressured and water drive reservoirs is presented. Both
accounting, oil and gas accounting, strategic planning, oil
stabilized and isochronal deliverability testing of gas wells
and gas taxation, oil field deals, negotiations, and the
will be illustrated. Finally, gas storage, to meet peak load
formation of secondary units. The concepts are covered by
demand is also covered. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent
forming companies that prepare proforma financial
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
statements, make deals, drill for oil and gas, keep account-
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ing records, and negotiate the participation formula for a
PEGN596. ADVANCED WELL CONTROL Principles and
secondary unit. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or consent of
procedures of pressure control are taught with the aid of a
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
full-scale drilling simulator. Specifications and design of
PEGN538/EGES538. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
blowout control equipment for onshore and offshore drilling
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore engineering
operations, gaining control of blowouts, abnormal pressure
technology for exploration drilling, production and
detection, well planning for wells containing abnormal
transportation of petroleum in the ocean. Practical analysis
pressures, and kick circulation removal methods are taught.
methods for determining environmental forces, structural
Students receive hands-on training with the simulator and its
response, and pipe flow for the design of platforms, risers,
peripheral equipment. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361,
subsea completion and pipeline systems, including environ-
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours simulator;
ment-hydrodynamic-structure interactions. System design
3 semester hours.
parameters. Industrial practice and state-of-the-art technol-
PEGN597. TUBULAR DESIGN Fundamentals of tubulars
ogy for deep ocean drilling. Prerequisite MACS315 or
(casing, tubing, and drill pipe) design applied to drilling.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Major topics covered include: Dogleg running loads.
PEGN541. APPLIED RESERVOIR SIMULATION
Directional hole considerations. Writing of design criteria
Concepts of reservoir simulation within the context of
equations. Effects of formation pressures. Stability loads
reservoir management will be discussed. Course participants
after cementing. Effects of temperature, pressure, mud
will learn how to use available flow simulators to achieve
weights, and cement. Helical bending of tubing. Fishing
reservoir management objectives. They will apply the
loads. Micro-annulus problem. Strengths of API tubulars.
concepts to an open-ended engineering design problem.
Abrasive wear while rotating drill pipe. How to design for
Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Hydrogen Sulfide and fatigue corrosion. Connections.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Common rig operating procedures. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
PEGN361 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PEGN542. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR CHARACTER-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
IZATION The course introduces integrated reservoir
characterization from a petroleum engineering perspective.
PEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Reservoir characterization helps quantify properties that
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
influence flow characteristics. Students will learn to assess
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
and integrate data sources into a comprehensive reservoir
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
model. Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
PEGN550. MODERN RESERVOIR SIMULATORS
PEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Students will learn to run reservoir simulation software
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
using a variety of reservoir engineering examples. The
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
course will focus on the capabilities and operational features
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
of simulators. Students will learn to use pre- and post-
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
processors, fluid property analysis software, black oil and
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
gas reservoir models, and compositional models. 3 hours
PEGN601. APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF FLUID FLOW
lecture; 3 semester hours.
IN POROUS MEDIA This course is intended to expose
PEGN594. DIRECTIONAL AND HORIZONTAL DRILL-
petroleum-engineering students to the special mathematical
ING Application of directional control and planning to
techniques used to solve transient flow problems in porous
drilling. Major topics covered include: Review of proce-
media. Bessel’s equation and functions, Laplace and Fourier
dures for the drilling of directional wells. Section and
transformations, the method of sources and sinks, Green’s
horizontal view preparation. Two and three dimensional
functions, and boundary integral techniques are covered.
directional planning. Optimal plug back depths. Collision
Numerical evaluation of various reservoir engineering
diagrams. Surveying and trajectory calculations. Surface and
solutions, numerical Laplace transformation and inverse
down hole equipment. Common rig operating procedures,
transformation are also discussed. 3 hours lecture; 3
and horizontal drilling techniques. Prerequisites: PEGN311,
semester hours.
PEGN361, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PEGN603. DRILLING MODELS (II) Analytical models of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
physical phenomena encountered in drilling. Casing and
PEGN595. DRILLING OPERATIONS Lectures, seminars,
drilling failure from bending, fatigue, doglegs, temperature,
and technical problems with emphasis on well planning,
stretch; mud filtration; corrosion; wellhead loads; and
rotary rig supervision, and field practices for execution of
buoyancy of tubular goods. Bit weight and rotary speed
the plan. Prerequisite: PEGN311, or consent of instructor.
optimization. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, or consent
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PEGN604. INTEGRATED FLOW MODELING Students
models including 3-dimensional and 3-phase flow. Prerequi-
will study the formulation, development and application of a
site: PEGN513 or consent of instructor.
reservoir flow simulator that includes traditional fluid flow
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equations and a petrophysical model. The course will
PEGN681. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR (I)
discuss properties of porous media within the context of
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
reservoir modeling, and present the mathematics needed to
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to research.
understand and apply the simulator. Simulator applications
2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour. Required of all candidates
will be interspersed throughout the course. 3 hours lecture;
for advanced degree in petroleum engineering.
3 semester hours.
PEGN682. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR (II)
PEGN605. WELL TESTING AND EVALUATION (II)
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
Various well testing procedures and interpretation tech-
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to research.
niques for individual wells or groups of wells. Application
2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour. Required of all candidates
of these techniques to field development, analysis of well
for advanced degree in petroleum engineering.
problems, secondary recovery, and reservoir studies.
Productivity, gas well testing, pressure buildup and
PEGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
drawdown, well interference, fractured wells, type curve
NEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
matching, and short-term testing. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
PEGN606. ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
hours.
(II) A review of depletion type, gas-cap, and volatile oil
reservoirs. Lectures and supervised studies on gravity
PEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
segregation, moving gas-oil front, individual well perfor-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mance analysis, history matching, performance prediction,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
and development planning. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN607. PARTIAL WATER DRIVE RESERVOIRS (I)
The hydrodynamic factors which influence underground
PEGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
water movement, particularly with respect to petroleum
(I, II) Laboratory, field, and library work for the master’s
reservoirs. Evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs in major
thesis under supervision of the graduate student’s advisory
water containing formations. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or
committee.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHI-
PEGN608. FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS
LOSOPHY (I, II) Investigations for Doctor of Philosophy
MEDIA (II) The factors involved in multiphase fluid flow in
thesis under direction of the student’s advisory committee.
porous media. The micro- and macroscopic movement of
PEGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
various fluid combinations. Performance of various
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
displacement tests on cores in the laboratory. Prerequisite:
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
PEGN423 or consent of instructor.
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
student’s faculty advisor.
PEGN614. RESERVOIR SIMULATION II (II) Current
PEGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
techniques for conducting reservoir simulation studies of
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
petroleum reservoirs. Methods for discretizing reservoirs,
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
fluid, and production data. Techniques involved in model
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
equilibration, history matching, and predictions. Black-oil
student’s faculty advisor.
and compositional models. Single-well and field-wide
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Physics
Geophysics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Metallurgy,
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
Mining, or Petroleum Engineering. A written and oral
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor
comprehensive exam is required.
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
Prerequisites:
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
open to graduates from four-year programs at accredited
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor
colleges or universities. Admission to the Physics Depart-
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and Interim President
ment M.S. and Ph.D. programs is competitive, based on an
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
evaluation of undergraduate performance, standardized test
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
scores, and references. The undergraduate course of study of
CHARLES G. DURFEE, Assistant Professor
each applicant is evaluated according to the requirements of
JON H. EGGERT, Assistant Professor
the Physics Department, and a student may not be a
UWE GREIFE, Assistant Professor
candidate for a graduate and an undergraduate degree at the
MARIET A. HOFSTEE, Assistant Professor
same time.
ELI SUTTER, Assistant Professor
PETER W. SUTTER, Assistant Professor
Required Curriculum:
TODD RUSKELL, Lecturer
Master of Science, Applied Physics
BRUCE H. MEEVES, Instructor
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
Electives and Graduate Seminars - 9 hours.
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
Master’s Thesis
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics
JEROME G. MORSE, Research Professor
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
Degrees Offered:
PHGN511 Mathematical Physics I
Master of Science (Physics)
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physics)
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
Program Description:
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
The Physics Department at CSM offers a full program of
PHGN6xx 600-level elective
instruction and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. in
Electives and Graduate Seminars - 11 hours.
applied physics.
12 hour minor: as specified in the general requirements
Graduate students are given a solid background in the
of the graduate school.
fundamentals of classical and modern physics at an
Graduate Seminar: Each full-time graduate student (M.S.
advanced level and are encouraged early in their studies to
and Ph.D.) will register for Graduate Seminar each semester,
learn about the research interests of the faculty so that a
for a total of 2 semester hours credit for the M.S. and 4
thesis topic can be identified.
semester hours credit for the Ph.D.
Program Requirements:
Doctoral Thesis.
Students entering graduate programs in Applied Physics
Fields of Research:
will select an initial program in consultation with the
Theoretical
departmental Graduate Council until such time as a research
Field Theory
field has been chosen and a thesis committee appointed. The
Nuclear Theory
following are requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees:
Condensed Matter Theory
Master’s: 24 semester hours of course work in an
approved program plus 12 semester hours of research credit,
Experimental
with a satisfactory thesis; no foreign language is required.
Applied Optics: lasers, spectroscopy, near-field micros-
Fifteen semester hours of course work plus thesis must be
copy, non-linear optics
taken in residence.
Nuclear: Low energy reactions, nuclear astrophysics,
environmental physics
Doctorate: 44 semester hours of course work in an
approved program plus 28 semester hours of research credit,
Electronic Materials: Photovoltaic materials, thin film
with a satisfactory thesis. Minors are available in one of the
semiconductors, transparent conductors,
following: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Geology,
nanocrystalline materials, ion beam processing
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Solid State: Mössbauer spectroscopy, small-angle x-ray
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to sub-
scattering, x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy,
atomic (particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization
polymers, amorphous materials, magnetic materials,
and systematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries;
granular materials, high pressure physics
introduction and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak,
Surface and Interface Physics: X-ray photoelectron
and strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid
spectroscopy, Auger spectroscopy, scanning probe
drop and shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite:
microscopies
PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Description of Courses
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
Senior Level
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS (II) The lives, times, and
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermoelec-
scientific contributions of key, historical physicists are
tric, thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic,
explored in an informal seminar format. Each week a
electrohydrodynamic, piezoelectrics. Prerequisite:
member of the faculty will lead discussions about one or
PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
more different scientists who have figured significantly in
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS (I) A survey of fundamental
the development of the discipline. Prerequisite: None.
aspects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
measurements of basic stellar properties such as distance,
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An
luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
examination of several environmental issues in terms of the
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated
fundamental underlying principles of physics including
nuclear processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis.
energy conservation, conversion and generation; solar
Introduction to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang
energy; nuclear power and weapons, radioactivity and
models. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
radiation effects; aspects of air, noise, and thermal pollution.
hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor.
PHGN435/CRGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (I)
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
Application of science and engineering principles to the
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
variables, partial differential equations, special functions,
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
finite and infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Green’s
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
functions. Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite:
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Consent of instructor.
MACS347. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Due to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students.
1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY
SYSTEMS(II) Theory and techniques of insolation
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS (II) An
measurement. Absorptive and radiative properties of
elementary study of the properties of solids including
surfaces. Optical properties of materials and surfaces.
crystalline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
Principles of photovoltaic devices. Optics of collector
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students
systems. Solar energy conversion techniques: heating and
in physics may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite:
cooling of buildings, solar thermal (power and process
PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and photovoltaic.
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CATION AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
hours
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS (I) Schroedinger
principles of solid state physics to practical properties of
equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-
materials including: optical properties, superconductivity,
dimensional problems, axioms for state vectors and
dielectric properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure,
operators, matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-
and interfaces. (Graduate students in physics may register
independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturba-
only for PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN501 or
tions, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum. Prerequisite:
equivalent by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN320, PHGN350, PHGN361. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS (I) Introduction
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the
to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics
fundamental properties and structure of atoms. Applications
problems. Topics covered include finite element methods,
to hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure, multielectron atoms,
analysis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
a survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
3 semester hours.
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of
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advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
PHGN501. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Graduate students
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear
will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and, in addition,
physics. Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C,
attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar coordi-
Fortran or Basic; MACS347. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
nated by a faculty member. Students will be responsible for
hours.
presentations during this weekly seminar. 1 hour seminar;
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s
1 semester hour.
equations; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic
PHGN502. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Graduate students
fields; macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution
will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and, in addition,
functions; diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma;
attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar coordi-
plasma oscillations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydro-
nated by a faculty member. Students will be responsible for
dynamics, stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confine-
presentations during this weekly seminar. 1 hour seminar;
ment. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
1 semester hour.
3 semester hours.
PHGN505. CLASSICAL MECHANICS I (I) Review of
PHGN462. ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETISM (I)
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in the dynamics
Continuation of PHGN361. The solution of boundary value
of particles and rigid bodies; kinetic theory; coupled
problems in curvilinear coordinates; solutions to the wave
oscillations and continuum mechanics; fluid mechanics.
equation including plane waves, refraction, interference and
Prerequisite: PHGN350 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
polarization; waves in bounded regions, radiation from
3 semester hours.
charges and simple antennas; relativistic electrodynamics.
PHGN507. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I (II) To
Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
provide a strong background in electromagnetic theory.
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) The first of a two-
Electrostatics, magnetostatics, dynamical Maxwell equa-
semester program covering the full spectrum of experimen-
tions, wave phenomena. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or
tal design, drawing on the student’s previous course work.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a
PHGN511. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II Review of
research project in consultation with the course coordinator
complex variable and finite and infinite-dimensional linear
and the faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are
vector spaces. Sturm-Liouville problem, integral equations,
given to the student in broad outline form. The student then
computer algebra. Prerequisite: MACS347. 3 hours lecture;
designs the entire project, including any or all of the
3 semester hours.
following elements as appropriate: literature search,
specialized apparatus, block-diagram electronics, computer
PHGN520. QUANTUM MECHANICS I (I) Schroedinger
data acquisition and/or analysis, sample materials, and
equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-
measurement and/or analysis sequences. The course
dimensional problems, axioms for state vectors and
culminates in a senior thesis. Supplementary lectures are
operators, matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-
given on techniques of physics research and experimental
independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturba-
design. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour
tions, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum; semiclassical
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
methods, variational methods, two-level system, sudden and
adiabatic changes, applications. Prerequisite: PHGN420 or
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) Continuation of
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II (II) Review of
angular momentum, central potentials and applications.
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
Spin; rotations in quantum mechanics. Formal scattering
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
theory, Born series, partial wave analysis. Additional of
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
angular momenta, Wigner-Eckart theorem, selection rules,
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
identical particles. Prerequisite: PHGN520. 3 hours lecture;
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
3 semester hours.
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
PHGN525/MLGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS (I) Solid state
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
the outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interactions.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
Graduate Courses
are provided, highlighting the application of these tech-
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
niques to current problems, particularly electronic materials.
permission of the department and the Dean of Graduate
Prerequisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of
School.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS (II) Review of
PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
thermodynamics; equilibrium and stability; statistical
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
operator and ensembles; ideal systems; phase transitions;
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
non-equilibrium systems. Prerequisite: PHGN341or
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
equivalent and PHGN520. Co-requisite: PHGN521. 3 hours
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
lecture; 3 semester hours.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PHGN540/MLGN507. CONDENSED MATTER I (I)
PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (I)
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of
Graduate students will attend the weekly Physics Collo-
electrons and phonons in solids: structure, symmetry, and
quium and, in addition, attend a weekly, one-hour, student-
bonding; electron states and excitations in metals and alloys;
based seminar coordinated by a faculty member. Students
transport properties; surfaces. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly
PHGN440 or their equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
seminar. Prerequisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502.
hours.
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
PHGN541/MLGN508. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (II)
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of
Graduate students will attend the weekly Physics Collo-
electrons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids;
quium and, in addition, attend a weekly, one-hour, student-
transport properties; electron states and excitations in
based seminar coordinated by a faculty member. Students
semiconductors and insulators; defects and impurities;
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly
amorphous materials; magnetism; superconductivity.
seminar. Prerequisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502.
Prerequisite: PHGN540/MLGN507. 3 hours lecture;
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
3 semester hours.
PHGN606. CLASSICAL MECHANICS II Continuation of
PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES (I) An overview of
PHGN505. Selected topics from elasticity, plasticity, and
the physical principles involved in the fabrication, character-
fluid mechanics including the thermal and electromagnetic
ization, and operation of solid state devices. Topics will
interaction. Theories of interacting fields. Prerequisite:
include: p-n junction devices (e.g., LEDs, solar cells, lasers,
PHGN505. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
particle detectors); junction transistor devices (e.g., FETs,
thyristors, switches); surface- and interface-controlled
PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II Spherical,
devices (e.g., MOSFETs, CSDs, Schottky barrier devices);
cylindrical, and guided waves; relativistic 4- dimensional
other devices such as infrared detectors, recording and
formulation of electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite:
display devices, thermoelectric devices, Josephson junc-
PHGN507. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tions, electroluminescent and electrochromic panels.
PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II Continuation
Prerequisite: PHGN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of PHGN511. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
Offered every other year in alternation with PHGN544.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN544. THEORY AND OPERATION OF PHOTO-
PHGN622. QUANTUM MECHANICS III Continuation of
VOLTAIC DEVICES (I) A thorough treatment of photovol-
PHGN521. Introduction to the techniques of quantized
taic device operation and theory. Material and device
fields with applications to quantum electrodynamics and the
parameters as related to the generation of photocurrents and
non-relativistic many-body problem. Prerequisite:
photovoltages in solar cells. Physics of various solar cell
PHGN521. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
types: homojunctions, heterojunctions, Schottky barriers,
MIS, SIS, electrochemical. Environmental effects and
PHGN631. TOPICS IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS
device production. Important measurement techniques.
Continuation of PHGN530. Interacting systems; disordered
Discussion of research topics from the current literature.
systems; phase transitions; Green functions for many-body
Prerequisite: PHGN440 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
systems; scaling and renormalization in critical phenomena.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered every other year in
Prerequisite: PHGN530 and PHGN622. 3 hours lecture;
alternation with PHGN542.
3 semester hours.
PHGN580. QUANTUM OPTICS Theory and application of
PHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
oscillation, nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and
PHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
‘Independent Study’ form must be completed and submitted
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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PHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
PHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
(I, II, S) Preparation of master’s thesis under supervision of
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for comple-
the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required of all
tion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must
candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester
be carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate
hours upon completion of thesis.
student’s faculty advisor.
PHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHI-
PHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
LOSOPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
student’s doctoral committee. Required of candidates for the
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 30 semester hours credit
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
student’s faculty advisor.
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Centers and Institutes
Advanced Coatings and Surface
Advanced Steel Processing and
Engineering Laboratory
Products Research Center
The Advanced Coating and Surface Engineering
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
Laboratory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was
serves as a focal point for industry- driven research and
established in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership
education in advanced thin films and coating systems,
between industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF),
surface engineering, tribology, electronic, optical and
and Colorado School of Mines, and is devoted to building
magnetic materials. The laboratory is supported by an
excellence in research and education in the ferrous metal-
industrial consortium that holds semi-annual meetings
lurgy branch of materials science and engineering. Objec-
designed to maximize interaction between participants,
tives of ASPPRC are to perform research of direct benefit to
evaluate the research conducted by graduate students and
the users and producers of steels, to educate graduate
faculty, and provide direction and guidance for future
students within the context of research programs of major
activities. ACSEL provides opportunities for CSM faculty
theoretical and practical interest to the steel-using and steel-
and graduate students to visit and work in sponsor facilities,
producing industries, to stimulate undergraduate education
participate in technical meetings with sponsors, and for
in ferrous metallurgy, and to develop a forum to stimulate
CSM graduates to gain employment with sponsors.
advances in the processing, quality and application of steel.
Advanced Control of Energy and
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
Power Systems
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division,
graduate student committees.
features a unique partnership consisting of industry, the
National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
(EPRI), Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and several other
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
universities. The mission of ACEPS is to conduct funda-
Center for Automation, Robotics and
mental research and applied research supporting the
technical advancement of the electric utility industry, their
Distributed Intelligence
customers, and component suppliers in the field of electric
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed
power systems with special emphasis on the advanced/
Intelligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application
intelligent control and power quality in the generation,
of advanced engineering and computer science research in
transmission, distribution, and utilization stages; using such
neural networks, robotics, data mining, image processing,
research as a means of advancing graduate education.
signal processing, sensor fusion, information technology,
distributed networks, sensor actuator development and
Center research projects focus on the development of an
artificial intelligence, to problems in environment, energy,
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
natural resources, materials, transportation, information,
electronics, enhanced computer and communications
communications and medicine. CARDI concentrates on
systems, new smart sensor and actuators, and smart
problems which are not amenable to traditional solutions
interactive utility/customer interface systems. Examples
within a single discipline, but rather require a multi-
include: electric vehicles and their impact on power quality,
disciplinary systems approach to integrate technologies. The
localized and adaptive monitoring systems for transmission
systems require closed loop controllers that incorporate
and distribution networks, and intelligent automatic
artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to
generation control for transient loads.
reason autonomously or in cooperation with a human
Due to the strong interest shown by other institutions and
supervisor.
national and international utilities, ACEPS has been
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
transformed into an NSF Mega-Center which includes ten
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
other universities and more than thirty industrial members.
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
With this expansion, and given the electric power deregula-
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
tion phase, the power center has become a key national
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
resource for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives.
this major industrial sector.
Interaction with industry enables CARDI to identify
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technical needs that require research, to cooperatively
student learning as a system. The principles of cognitive
develop solutions, and to generate innovative mechanisms
psychology and educational psychology provide the best
for the technology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated
explanation of how this learning system works. Education
students are encouraged to join CARDI for education and
will be most effective when educational research, informed
research in the area of robotics and intelligent systems.
by the principles of cognitive and educational psychology,
along with the application of that research, and teaching, are
Center for Combustion and
linked and interrelated.
Environmental Research
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
Education are
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
specializing in the chemistry and physics of exothermic
¨ To conduct world-class research on teaching and
reacting flows. Specific research projects are varied, but
learning in science and engineering.
they fall into five core areas: detailed combustion chemical
kinetic modeling and experiment; combustion flow-field
¨ To use the results of that research to continually
modeling and experiment; combustion spray and aerosol
improve instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
modeling and experiment; optical sensing techniques in
to better support the learning process of our students.
combustion; and combustion emissions remediation.
¨ To support the educational needs of science and
Collaborative projects involve CSM’s Engineering
engineering instructors at the pre-college, college and
Division and Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
graduate levels.
Department, and often include faculty and students from
other universities. Interaction with federal and industrial
Center for Environmental Risk
sponsors not only helps to guide the Center’s program, but
Assessment
offers students opportunities after graduation.
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk
Assessment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance
Center for Commercial Applications of
environmental risk assessment research and educational
Combustion in Space
activities at CSM. By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary
The Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion
expertise to bear on problems in environmental risk
in Space (CCACS) is a NASA/Industry/ University space
assessment, CERA facilitates the development of signifi-
commercialization center based at the Colorado School of
cantly improved, scientifically-based approaches for
Mines. The mission of the Center is to assist industry in
estimating human and ecological risks and for using the
developing commercial products by conducting combustion
results of such assessments. Education and research
research which takes advantage of the unique properties of
programs within CERA integrate faculty and students from
space.
the departments of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
The Center operates under the auspices of NASA’s
Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
Office of Space Product Development (OSPD), whose
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Economics and Business,
mission is to provide access to space for commercial
Mathematics and Computer Science, and Geology and
research and development activities by private industry. The
Geological Engineering.
focus of CCACS is on products and processes in which
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
combustion plays a key role and which can benefit from
knowledge to be gained through experiments conducted in
Devices and Musculoskeletal
space. Examples include combustors, fire suppression and
Systems
safety, combustion synthesis of advanced materials and
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
sensors and controls. The Center involves faculty and
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
students from the departments of Chemical Engineering,
programs and expertise from CSM, Rocky Mountain
Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories (RMMRL),
Physics. For further information, contact CCACS Director
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the
F.D. Schowengerdt, Physics Department, CSM, (303) 384-
Colorado VA Research Center. Established at CSM as a
2091.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University
Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also supported by
Center for Engineering Education
industry and State organizations.
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries
educational research with assessment, outreach and
IBDMS has become an international center for the
teaching. The Center serves as a focal point for educational
development of Bionic Orthopaedics, sports medicine,
research conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating
human sensory augmentation, and smart orthoses. Through
tomorrow’s scientists and engineers requires that we look at
the efforts of this center, new major and minor programs in
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bioengineering and biotechnology are being established at
ment labs as they attempt to solve real world problems.
both the CSM graduate and undergraduate levels.
External contacts also provide guidance in targeting the
With its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), IBDMS seeks
educational curriculum toward the needs of the electronic
to establish educational programs and long-term basic and
materials industry.
applied research efforts that improve U.S. technology.
Center for Wave Phenomena
IBDMS focuses the work of diverse engineering, materials
With sponsorship for its research by 28 companies in the
and medicine disciplines. Its graduates are a new generation
worldwide oil exploration industry, this interdisciplinary
of students with an integrated engineering and medicine
program, including faculty and students from the Math-
systems view, with increasing opportunities available in the
ematical and Computer Sciences and Geophysics Depart-
biosciences.
ments, is engaged in a coordinated and integrated program
Center for Research on Hydrates and
of research in inverse problems and problems of seismic
data processing and inversion. Its methods have applications
Other Solids
to seismic exploration, global seismology, ocean sound-
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
speed profiling, and nondestructive testing and evaluation,
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and
among other areas. Extensive use is made of analytical
government entities. The center focuses on research and
techniques, especially asymptotic methods and computa-
education involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous
tional techniques. Methodology is developed through
fluids which affect exploration, production and processing
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
of gas and oil.
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to field
Involving over twenty students and faculty from five
or experimental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
problem, develops a mathematical model that adequately
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
represents the physics, derives an approximate solution
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
technique, generates a computer code to implement the
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent
method, tests on synthetic data, and, finally, tests on field
visits to their facilities. For students, this interaction often
data.
continues beyond graduation, with opportunities for
employment at sponsoring industries.
Center for Welding, Joining and
Coatings Research
Center for Solar and Electronic
The Center for Welding , Joining and Coatings Research
Materials
(CWJCR) is an integral part of the Department of Metallur-
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
gical and Materials Engineering. The goal of CWJCR is to
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend
promote education and research, and to advance understand-
growing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar
ing of the metallurgical aspects of welding, joining and
and related applications. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary
coating processes. The Center’s current activities include:
collaborations across the CSM campus; fosters interactions
education, research, conferences, short courses, seminars,
with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, and
information source and transfer, and industrial consortia.
other universities; and serves to guide and strengthen the
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
electronic materials curriculum.
assists the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of
Department by providing numerous opportunities which
Physics, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical
directly contribute to the student’s professional growth.
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the
Some of these opportunities include:
Division of Engineering. The largest research activity is
Direct involvement in the projects which constitute the
directed at the photovoltaic industry. CSEM also supports
Center’s research program.
research in thin film materials, polymeric devices, electro-
Interaction with internationally recognized visiting
photography, encapsulants, electronic materials processing,
scholars.
and systems issues associated with electronic materials and
devices.
Industrial collaborations which provide equipment,
materials and services.
Graduate students in materials science and the above-
Research experience at industrial plants or national
mentioned departments can pursue research on center-
laboratories.
related projects. Undergraduates are involved through
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
engineering design courses and summer research. Close
recognized organizations through student presenta-
proximity to the National Renewable Energy Lab and
tions of university research.
several local photovoltaic companies provides a unique
opportunity for students to work with industry and govern-
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Direct involvement in national welding and materials
powder preparation and mechanics; ceramic-metal compos-
professional societies.
ites; fuel cell, solar cell and battery materials; high tempera-
Colorado Advanced Materials Institute
ture gas and plasma corrosion; glass fiber forming; and
With a mission to coordinate and foster research in
mechanical properties of thin films. Current projects are
materials science and engineering leading to economic
supported by both industry and government and several
development, CAMI was established in 1984 by the State of
students are performing their research through a collabora-
Colorado at CSM. Located at CSM, the Institute functions
tion with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
as a consortium of state government, research universities
located in Golden. Each project involves research leading to
(CSM, CU, CSU, and DU), and private industries.
a graduate thesis of a student.
CAMI is funded by the Colorado Commission on Higher
Colorado Institute for Fuels and High-
Education and has several programs aimed at promoting
Altitude Engine Research
effective partnerships between Colorado industry and
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and High Altitude
universities. CAMI’s Seed Grant program provides grants to
Engine Research (CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research
faculty for exploratory work on materials technology
institute involving faculty and students from several
problems of interest to industry in the state. These seed
academic departments at the Colorado School of Mines.
grants enable investigators to develop subsequent proposals
CIFER was formed to assist industry, State and Federal
for additional funding from federal and industry sources,
governments in developing and implementing clean air
thus leveraging the state investment.
policy for the benefit of the U.S. and particularly for high
The Institute also sponsored an Entrepreneur’s Technol-
altitude communities through the development of newer,
ogy Assistance Program that enabled start-up technology-
cleaner burning fuels and the technology to properly use
based companies to use the unique expertise and equipment
fuels.
available at the research universities. These grants to
The overall objective of CIFER is to enhance air quality
university/small business teams were designed to help the
through research, development and education in relation to
entrepreneur develop his new technology into a commercial
heavy-duty mobile sources through its specific strengths in
product or service. Currently CAMI has a similar program,
fuels science, catalysis, materials, combustion science and
the Colorado Tire Recycle Technology Assistance (Tire-
analytical chemistry.
Tap), which promotes development of new technologies
focused on recycling the huge amount of scrap tires rapidly
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
accumulating in the state.
Science and Engineering
CAMI grants are solicited annually with a Request For
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
Proposals (RFP) and subsequently awarded on a competi-
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an
tive basis with reviews from a board of experts from
interdisciplinary team of faculty from several CSM
Colorado Corporations, small business, academia, venture
departments. It is sponsored by the National Science
capitalists, business incubators and government leaders.
Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the
These programs all provide an excellent opportunity for
Department of Energy.
undergraduate and graduate students to work on real
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training
problems of immediate concern to industry.
and research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric
Colorado Center for Advanced
and other complex materials as well as to promote education
in the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
Ceramics
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
volume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
time graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics
fluids. Current research projects include plastics from
Company (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to
renewable resources, computer simulation of polymers,
excellence in research and graduate education in high
novel synthetic methods, and the development of new
technology ceramic and composite materials. The goal of
processing strategies from polymer materials.
the Center is to translate advances in materials science into
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
new and improved ceramic fabrication processes and
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and
ceramic and composite materials. Current research projects
complex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab
cover a broad spectrum of materials and phenomena
facilities. Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials
including porous ceramics and metals for filters; nano-scale
effort in the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant
theme at CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in
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ensuring that our students remain competitive in the
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Math
workforce.
and Computer Science, Mineral Economics and Petroleum
Engineering. IREG’s mission is to stimulate innovation and
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
support initiatives in integrated, multidisciplinary research
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educa-
and education of earth scientists and engineers for resource
tional activity serving Colorado School of Mines students
exploration and production, geo-engineering and applied
and external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to
environmental geo-sciences.
provide better understanding of complex regional issues
surrounding development of western energy and mineral
IREG conducts interdisciplinary energy and environmen-
resources by providing firsthand experience that cannot be
tal restoration research projects for industry and govern-
duplicated in the classroom. The Institute conducts field
ment. Areas of expertise include: integrated geology,
programs for educators, the media, government officials,
geophysics, environmental science and petroleum engineer-
industry, and the financial community. The Institute also
ing; geohydrologic modeling; subsurface characterization;
hosts conferences and seminars throughout the year dealing
fate and transport; risk assessment; groundwater contamina-
with issues specific to western resources development.
tion and containment; remediation technologies testing;
Students involved in Institute programs are afforded a
geostatistics/modeling/neural networks. Current projects
unique opportunity to learn about the technological,
include site characterization, development of test beds to
economic, environmental, and policy aspects of resource
test proposed in situ remediation technologies, rapid
development.
identification of microbes, dust and aerosol characterization,
stratigraphic inversion at the Brent/Mesa Verde field, and
Excavation Engineering and Earth
development of geoscience inversion methods.
Mechanics Institute
International Ground Water Modeling
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics
Center
Institute (EMI), established in 1974, combines education
and research for the development of improved excavation
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
technology. By emphasizing a joint effort among research,
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
academic, and industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb
research, development and testing of new methods and
Research Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado
equipment, thus facilitating the rapid application of
School of Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an
economically feasible new technologies.
international focal point for ground-water professionals,
managers, and educators in advancing the use of computer
Current research projects are being conducted through-
models in ground-water resource protection and manage-
out the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring,
ment. IGWMC operates a clearinghouse for ground-water
rock mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instru-
modeling software; organizes conferences, short courses and
mentation and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling,
seminars; and provides technical advice and assistance
materials handling systems, innovative mining methods, and
related to ground-water. In support of its information and
mine design and economics analysis relating to energy and
training activities, IGWMC conducts a program of applied
non-fuel minerals development and production. EMI has
research and development in ground-water modeling.
been a pioneer in the development of special applications
software and hardware systems and has amassed extensive
Petroleum Exploration and
databases and specialized computer programs. Outreach
Production Center
activities for the Institute include the offering of short
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center
courses to the industry, and sponsorship and participation in
(PEPC) is an interdisciplinary educational and research
major international conferences in tunneling, shaft drilling,
organization specializing in applied studies of petroleum
raise boring and mine mechanization.
reservoirs. The center integrates disciplines from within the
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists,
Departments of Geology and Geological Engineering,
engineers, and support staff. Graduate students pursue their
Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering.
thesis work on Institute projects, while undergraduate
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to
students are employed in research.
participate in research areas including: improved techniques
Institute for Resource and
for exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and
reservoir evaluation techniques; characterization of
Environmental Geosciences
stratigraphic architecture and flow behavior of petroleum
The Institute for Resource and Environmental Geo-
reservoirs at multiple scales; evaluation of petroleum
sciences (IREG) was established to advance interdiscipli-
reserves and resources on a national and worldwide basis;
nary earth science research. Its board of directors is
and development and application of educational techniques
comprised of the heads of the Departments of Engineering,
to integrate the petroleum disciplines.
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Reservoir Characterization Project
W.J. Kroll Institute for Extractive
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) works on
Metallurgy
the forefront of new multicomponent 4-D seismic technol-
A grant from the late W.J. Kroll, the inventor of the Kroll
ogy in the optimization of reservoir development. Multi-
Process for the production of Titanium and Zirconium,
component seismic data are recorded, processed and
enabled the establishment of an Institute for Extractive
interpreted to increase the fidelity of seismic data to define
Metallurgy in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials
structural and stratigraphic variations in the subsurface.
Engineering. Today the primary focus of the Institute is the
Application of the new integrated reservoir technologies
development of new technologies for the physical-chemical
leads to enhanced recovery of hydrocarbons from reservoirs.
processing of materials. This includes the production and
The RCP consortium was established in 1985 and
refining of metals, the processing of wastes and hazardous
includes 30 national and international companies. Faculty
materials, the recycling of materials, and the synthesis of
and students from the departments of Geophysics, Geology
advanced materials. The Institute supports the education of
and Geological Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering are
students through the awarding of Fellowships and Research
provided the opportunity to work closely with industrial
Assistantships, provides opportunities for Visiting Scholars,
contacts in areas both educational and research.
arranges for the teaching of short courses in subjects related
to the mission of the Institute, and undertakes a wide range
of sponsored research projects.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
JOHN K. COORS 16000 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden,
University of Colorado; Interim Vice President for Institu-
CO 80403
tional Advancement
FRANK ERISMAN Holme Roberts & Owen, 1700 Lincoln
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, 1969-B.S., University of Notre Dame;
St., Suite 4100, Denver, CO 80203
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Dean of the Office
of Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor of
HUGH W. EVANS 768 Rockway Place, Boulder, CO 80303
Geophysics
KAREN OSTRANDER-KRUG Krug & Sobel, 621
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
Seventeenth St., Suite 777, Denver, CO 80293
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Associate Vice President
F. STEVEN MOONEY Thompson Creek Metals Co., 945
for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Engineering,
W. Kenyon Ave., Englewood, CO 80110
P.E., S. Africa
DAVID D. POWELL, JR. Holland & Hart, LLP 555
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1982-B.A., Stanford University;
Seventeenth St., Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Liberal
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Arts and International Studies
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
JAMES P. ALLEN, 1986-B.A., University of Colorado;
MATTHEW HUTCHINSON Student Representative
Manager of Software Implementation
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. Leo N. Bradley
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S., Wayne State University; M.S.,
Mr. Joseph Coors, Sr.
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Mr. William K. Coors
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. Kenneth R. Fenwick
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Mr. Jack Grynberg
Programs and Continuing Education and Associate
Mr. Don K. Henderson
Research Professor
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
University; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Terry P. McNulty
Mr. Donald E. Miller
JUDI A. BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
University; Assistant Director of the Minority Engineering
Mr. D. Monte Pascoe
Program
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University;
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
Director of Public Safety
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
STEVEN L. BRIDGEMAN, 1995-B.S., Colorado State
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
University; Controller
Dr. John W Vanderwilt*
Mr. J. N. Warren
ERLING A. BROSTUEN, 1994-B.A., University of North
Mr. James C. Wilson
Dakota; Continuing Education Program Coordinator and
Mr. Russell L. Wood*
Director of the Energy and Minerals Field Institute
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
ADMINISTRATION
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Rutgers University; President, and Vice President for
Center and the Office for Student Development and
Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Physics
Academic Services
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern
sity; M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
Colorado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of
Students
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A., Wells College; M.P.A.,
University of Colorado; Executive Assistant to the Vice
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995 -B.S., Northern Arizona
President for Academic Affairs
University; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President
for Finance and Operations
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KATHLEEN CONNER, 1996-B.S., Indiana State Univer-
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College;
sity; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; Director of
M.B.A., Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
Outdoor Recreation
KATHLEEN LAMB, 1986-94, 1995 B.A., Harvard
HILLE L. DAIS, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Minne-
University; B.A., Metropolitan State College; Computer
sota; B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver; Associate
Support Specialist
Vice President for Finance and Operations
DEBBY PAGE LANE, 1993-A.A.S. Front Range Commu-
MARY C. DALE, 1984-B.A., Southwestern College; M.A.,
nity College; B.S., Metropolitan State College; M.P.A.,
University of Denver; Assistant for Collaborative Informa-
University of Colorado Denver; Director of Human
tion Development and Support
Resources
MARY DAVIS, 1998-B.S., Metropolitan State College;
DAVID LARUE, 1998-Computer Support Specialist
M.Ed., University of Colorado; Associate Director of
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College;
Financial Aid
M.A., University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis
Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
University; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Develop-
(WISEM) Program
ment Center Counselor
VIRGINIA LEE, 1996-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S., Western State College;
California at Irvine; Web Administrator
Internship Development Coordinator
EDWARD R. LIBERATORE, 1991-B.A., Georgetown
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
University; J.D., Washington College of Law; Director of
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Legal Services
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
CAIRN A. LINDLOFF, 1994-B.S., University of Nevada at
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine
Reno; M.Ed., University of South Carolina; Director of
Safety and Health Program
Student Activities and Greek Advisor
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordina-
Naval Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
tor
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State
Mines; Director of Green Center
University; Director of Student Life
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, SPACE
University; Director of Information Services
LEAH K. McNEILL, 1997-B.A., University of Mississippi;
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern
M.A. University of South Carolina; Director of Public
Colorado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
Relations
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Research Services
Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
BARBARA MORGAN, 2001-B.S., Montana State
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich
University; M.S., University of Wyoming; Director of
University; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology;
Residence Life
Associate Director of Admissions
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
School of Mines; Assistant Director of Admissions
M.A., University of Colorado; Director of Institutional
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S., Wisconsin Institute of
Research
Technology; SPACE Program Coordinator
R. MICHAEL HAVILAND, 1995-B.A., Athenaeum of
MARY POTT, 1983-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
Ohio; M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ed.D., University of
Assistant Director of Adminissions and Alumni Association
Massachusetts; Executive Director, Office of International
Coordinator
Programs
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
Northern Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
School of Mines; Director of EPICS
Colorado School of Mines
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2001-2002
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CAROLYN L. REED, 1980-B.A., Regis University;
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School
Executive Assistant to the President
of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
DANIEL ROBINSON, 1999-B.A., University of Colorado;
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York
Construction Coordinator
at Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R,N, 1998-Director, Student Health
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Center
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan
at New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University
University; M.S., University of Nebraska; Network
of Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Engineer and Security Specialist
Computer Sciences
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice
HENRY A. BABCOCK, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
President for Finance and Operations
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, P.E.
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
at Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
Program
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
SUSAN A. SMITH, 1995-B.S., Oklahoma State University;
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
M.A., University of Tulsa; Registrar
Ph.D., New York University; Emeritus Professor of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
Manoa; Director of Academic Services
Purdue University; Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
DON VELAZQUEZ, 1989-A.S., Idaho State University;
B.S., University of Idaho; Recruitment and Retention
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Specialist, Minority Engineering Program
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern
University; J.D., University of Denver; Staff Attorney
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Physics
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University;
M.A., Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland;
LOUISE WILDEMAN, 1998-B.A., Smith College; M.A.,
Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
University of Wisconsin; Assistant Director of Career
ing
Planning and Placement
JERROLD J. BURNETT, A.S. in E.E., Arlington State
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
College; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&I
Director of the Computing Center
College; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; Emeritus Professor
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State
of Physics, P.E.
University; M.S., University of Denver; Director of
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
Enrollment Management and Associate Vice President for
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
Student Life
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
EDWARD A. ZITT, 1991-Manager of Financial Computing
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
EMERITI
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
Metallurgical Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate
Professor of Economics and Business
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
of Engineering
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Chemistry and Geochemistry
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President,
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
P.E.
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering
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RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc.,
Computer Sciences
Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology,
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College;
P.E.
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State Univer-
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
sity; M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
PETER HARTLEY,, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
University of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology,
International Studies
P.E.
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
tional Studies
JOSEPH J. FINNEY, B.S., United States Merchant Marine
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
Academy; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D.,
Lehigh University; Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor of Geology
tional Studies
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Emeritus Professor of English
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
Engineering
of Economics and Business
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of
Civil Engineering, P.E.
Western Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin;
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
Charles Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology;
Institute; Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of
Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, P.E.
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo;
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
M.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona;
University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois;
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
M.A., University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeriti Professor of Chemical
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
Engineering and Petroleum Refining, P.E.
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
of Geology and Geological Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
C. RICHARD GROVES, B.S., M.S., Purdue University;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
Emeritus Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
Chemistry and Geochemistry
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, P.E.
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
Geophysics
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College;
M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of
Colorado School of Mines
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2001-2002
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RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
KARL R. NEWMAN, B.S., M.S., University of Michigan;
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochem-
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
istry
Geology
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
of Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
Professor of Engineering
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochem-
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
istry and Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science &
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Engineering
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A., Western State College; M.A.,
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
Ohio State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State
Physics
University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus
FRED R. LEFFLER, B.S.E.E., University of Denver; M.S.,
Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia
Engineering, P.E.
University; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M.,
of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver;
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
University Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
tional Studies
Geochemistry
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathemati-
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
cal and Computer Sciences
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
Arizona; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver;
Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
University, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham,
Economics
England; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Professor of Physics
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State Univer-
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S.,
sity; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Associate
University of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemis-
try, P.E.
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
Professor of Engineering
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
and Petroleum Refining/Mineral Economics, P.E.
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Oklahoma; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor
WILLIAM M. MUELLER, Met. E., M.S., D.Sc., Colorado
of Engineering
School of Mines; Emeritus Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Dean of Faculty and Emeritus Professor of
Metallurgical Engineering, P.E.
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JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
Ph.D., Yale University; Coulter Professor of Mineral
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Professor of Physics
Economics; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
JIN S. CHUNG, 1980-B.S.E., Seoul National University;
GUY H. TOWLE, Geol.E., Ph.D., Colorado School of
M.S., University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., Univer-
Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
sity of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Professor of Engineering
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology;
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Physics
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geologi-
Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics
cal Engineering, P.E.
and Business
J. EDWARD WHITE, B.A., M.A., University of Texas;
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus
Saskatchewan; M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D.,
Professor of Geophysics, P.E.
Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Geophysics
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia Univer-
Engineering and Petroleum Refining
sity; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Univer-
Studies
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor of Chemistry
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S.,
and Geochemistry
University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
of Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S.,
University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Ph.D., University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of
Engineering
Physics
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of
of Economics and Business and Division Director
Chemistry and Geochemistry
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D.,
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Indiana University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
Petroleum Refining and Head of Department
Professor of Physics
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
Union; M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
PROFESSORS
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, 1975-B.S., M.S., Iowa State
ROBERT FRODEMAN, 2001-B.S., M.S., Brigham Young
University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Hennebach
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Visiting Professor
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathemati-
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
cal and Computer Sciences
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D.,
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
University of California - Berkeley; Professor of Engineer-
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
ing and Division Director
Colorado School of Mines
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2001-2002
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D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E.
RAGHU KRISHNAPURAM, 1997-B. Tech. Indian
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines;
Institute of Technology; M.S., Louisiana State University;
M.S., Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon; Professor of Mathematical and
Institute of Technology; Hazen Research Professor of
Computer Sciences
Extractive Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
Materials Engineering
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics;
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineer-
Professor of Geophysics
ing
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State Univer-
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
sity; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Geology and
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
Geological Engineering
and Computer Sciences
MARK A. LINNE, 1989-B.S., University of Minnesota;
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Engineering
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
and Interim Department Head
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at
University; Professor of Environmental Science and
Madison; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
California; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distin-
Geochemistry
guished Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology
and Geological Engineering
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of
and Computer Sciences
Ceylon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Instititue of Technol-
ogy; Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
AMAX Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science and
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor
Engineering, P.E.
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, 1977-Ph.D., Institute of
Materials Engineering, P.E.
Physics of the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch
Academy; Professor of Geophysics
JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
MARVIN L. KAY, 1966-E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
Head of Department
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics; Head of
Department and Director of Athletics
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at
Davis; George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
Engineering; Professor of Engineering
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota;
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S.,
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of
Engineering
Colorado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal
Arts and International Studies
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JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey,
PHILIPPE ROSS, 1998-B.Sc., McGill University; M.Sc.,
England; Ph.D., University of Birmingham, England;
McGill University; Ph.D., University of Waterloo; Professor
Trustees Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
of Environmental Science and Engineering and Division
ing, and Head of Department
Director
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Liberal
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
Arts and International Studies
Department
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu-
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor of
Professor of Geophysics
Liberal Arts and International Studies and Division Director
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S., Washington State Univer-
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
sity; Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distin-
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Geophysics
guished Professor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, 1973-B.S., M.S.,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; Professor of Physics
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical
PANKAJ K. SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
University of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. Professor of
Witwatersrand; Professor of Mining Engineering
Engineering
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
RAHMAT A. SHOURESHI, 1994-B.S., Sharif University
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and
of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Earth Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining
Technology; Gerard August Dobelman Distinguished
Engineering, P.E.
Professor of Engineering; Professor of Engineering
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
ROBERT SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at
Wisconsin; Professor of Environmental Science and
Berkeley; Professor of Liberal Arts and International
Engineering and Interim Department Head, P.E., WI
Studies
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining and
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining,
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Western
P.E.
Atlas Int’l Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
Petrophysics; Professor of Geophysics
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
Ph.D., Washington State University; Professor of Geology
Professor of Geophysics
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Dame; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Engineering
Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
Engineering; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Rutgers University; Interim President and Vice President for
Engineering
Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Physics
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, 2001-B.Sc., M.Sc., Brigham
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow
Young University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Professor
State University; Professor of Geophysics
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Geology and
Purdue University; Professor of Geology and Geological
Geological Engineering
Engineering, P.E.
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, 1969-B.S., University of Notre Dame;
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Dean of the Office
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of
of Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor of
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
Geophysics
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CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State
Southern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate
Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Head of Depart-
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ment, P.E.
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
California; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
JUNPING WANG, 1999-B.S., Hebei Teacher’s University,
Engineering
Shijiazhuang, China; M.S., Institute of Systems Science,
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
Academia Sinica, Beijing; M.S., Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor of
Chicago; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Geology and Geological Engineering
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
University of California at Los Angeles; Professor of
School of Mines; Associate Professor of Mining Engineer-
Geology and Geological Engineering
ing
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen’s University at
College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University;
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Economics and Business
University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Economics and
MAARTEN V. DeHOOP, 1997-B.Sc., M.Sc., State
Business
University of Utrecht; Ph.D., Delft University of Technol-
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
ogy; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Professor
Science
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachu-
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
setts Amherst; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley;
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
Professor of Geophysics and Head of Department
Refining
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Colorado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Associate Professor of
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate Professor of
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
Environmental Science and Engineering
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytech-
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
nic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.,
University; Associate Professor of Geophysics
CA
TRACY KAY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S.
ROBERT H. FROST, 1977-Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School
Michigan State University; Ph.D. College of William and
of Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
Mary; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
ogy; Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Sciences
Engineering
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E., Univer-
MICHAEL GARDNER, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado
sity of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin;
at Boulder; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University;
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1982-B.S., Kearney State College;
M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University,
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of
Kingston, Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and
Petroleum Engineering
Geological Engineering, P.E.
JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla;
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Environmental Science and Engineering
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WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of
DAVID R. MUNOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/
Mexico; M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate
Urbana; Associate Professor of Engineering
Professor of Engineering
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
Redlands; M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D.,
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Associate
University of Wyoming; Associate Professor of Geology
Professor of Engineering
and Geological Engineering
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, 1996-B.E., M.S., University of
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont;
Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor
M.S., Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of
of Mining Engineering
Geology and Geological Engineering
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
PANOS KIOUSIS, 1999-Ph.D., Louisiana State University;
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Associate Professor of Engineering
California at Berkeley; Associate Professor of Mathematical
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
and Computer Sciences
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
ERIC P. NELSON, 1981-B.S., California State University at
University; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochem-
Northridge; M.A., Rice University; M.Phil., Ph.D.,
istry
Columbia University; Associate Professor of Geology and
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Geological Engineering
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Associate Professor of
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
Environmental Science and Engineering
of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S., Wuhan College of Geology,
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
China; Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
Professor of Geophysics
M.A.T., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology;
Toronto; Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
M.S., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Associate Professor
tional Studies
of Engineering
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, 1992-B.S., University of Alberta;
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
Physics
of Technology; Associate Professor of Engineering
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc. Istanbul Technical
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of
University; Ph.D. University of Tulsa; Associate Professor
Wisconsin Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
of Petroleum Engineering
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
LAURA J. PANG, 1985-B.A., University of Colorado;
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Associate Professor of
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Associate
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford
WADE E. MARTIN, 1989-B.S., Southern Oregon State
University; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley;
College; Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Associate
Associate Professor of Engineering
Professor of Economics and Business
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
California Santa Barbara; Associate Professor of Metallurgi-
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
cal and Materials Engineering
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas
Technology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D.,
A&M University; Ph.D., ColoradoSchool of Mines;
University of Florida; Associate Professor of Mathematical
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
and Computer Sciences
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, 1977-B.S., University of Kansas;
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Associate Vice President
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Engineering,
MARCELO G. SIMOES, 2000-B.E., M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
P.E., S. Africa
sity of Sao Paulo; Associate Professor of Engineering
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CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Engi-
Business
neering
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, 1996-B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.,
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, 1989-B.S., Ph.D., The
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Assistant
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of
Professor of Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
JUAN DE CASTRO, 2000-B.A., California State Univer-
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
sity; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California;
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, 2002-B.S., Ph.D., University
ERIK S. VAN VLECK, 1993-B.S. University of Kansas;
of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.S., University of Colorado Boulder; Ph.D., Georgia
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, 1998-Diploma,
Institute of Technology; Associate Professor of Mathemati-
ENSEEIHT France; M.Sc., National Polytechnic Institute of
cal and Computer Sciences
Toulouse France; M.Sc., University of California Irvine;
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S., Western Kentucky
Ph.D., University of California Irvine; Assistant Professor
University; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at
of Engineering
Austin; Associate Professor of Economics and Business
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Technical University of Berlin; Assistant Professor of
Colorado; Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and
Environmental Science and Engineering
Petroleum Refining
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S., Yale University;
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A.,
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Assistant Professor of
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate Professor of
Physics
Liberal Arts and International Studies
JON H. EGGERT, 1996-B.S. Montana State University;
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D.,
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Assistant Professor of
Michigan State University; Associate Professor of Chemis-
Physics
try and Geochemistry
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech
DAVID M. WOOD, 1989-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
University; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of Physics
Colorado School of Mines; Assistant Professor of Petroleum
XINDONG WU, 1998-B.Eng., M.Eng. Hefei University of
Engineering, P.E.
Technology; Ph.D. Edinburgh University; Associate
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D.,
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
University of Bochum; Assistant Professor of Physics
TURKAN YILDIZ, 2001-B.S., Istanbul Teknik University;
CHARLES JEFFREY HARLAN, 2000-B.S., Ph.D.,
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate
University of Texas; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Geochemistry
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, 1997-B.S., M.S., Tongji
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of Califor-
University; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Associate
nia, Berkeley; M.A., Boston University, University of
Professor of Engineering
California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California,
Los Angeles; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
International Studies
DIANNE AHMANN, 1999-B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D.,
MARIET A. HOFSTEE, 1995-Drs., Ph.D., University of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor
Groningen, the Netherlands; Assistant Professor of Physics
of Environmental Science and Engineering
SHEKHAR JAYNANTHI, 1999-B.T., Institute of Technol-
HUSSEIN AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary;
ogy - Banaras Hindu University; M.S., Southern Illinois
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster
University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Assistant
University; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Professor of Economics and Business
tional Studies
JAMES JESUDASON, 2002-B.A., Wesleyan University;
JOEL BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., University
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Assistant Professor of
of California at Davis; Assistant Professor of Engineering
Liberal Arts and International Studies
JANIS M. CAREY, 1998-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of
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IRINA KHINDANOVA, 2000-B.S., Irkutsk State Univer-
LUIS TENORIO, 1997-B.A., University of California,
sity; M.A., Williams College; Assistant Professor of
Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
Economics and Business
Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999-B.S., M.A., Colorado School of
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona;
Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden;
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan; Assistant Professor of
Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering
Engineering
JAE YOUNG LEE, 2001-B.S., Seoul National University;
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; Assistant
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, 1996-B.S., California
Refining
Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University;
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University;
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineer-
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Assistant
ing
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical
CLARE M. McCABE, 2002-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Sheffield; Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and
SENIOR LECTURERS
Petroleum Refining
HUGH KING, 1993-B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., New
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S., West Virginia University;
York University; M.D., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D.,
M.S., Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona;
University of Colorado; Senior Lecturer of Mathematical
Assistant Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
and Computer Sciences
KELLY T. MILLER, 1996-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
LECTURERS
Technology; Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara;
SANAA ABDEL AZIM, 1989-B.S., Cairo University; M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
Ph.D., McMaster University; Lecturer of Engineering
ing
STEVEN DEC, 1995-B.S., University of Massachusetts;
DAVID W. MOORE, 2001-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; Lecturer of
California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Economics and
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Business
ROBERT KLIMEK, 1996-B.A., St. Mary’s of the Barrens
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
College; M.Div., DeAndreis Theological Institute; M.A.,
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Assistant Professor of
University of Denver; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
tional Studies
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, 2000-B.S., University of
RONALD KNOSHAUG, 1985-B.A., Eastern Washington
Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
State College; M.A., Ph.D., Oregon State University;
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
Lecturer of Engineering
JOHN A. PALMER, 1996-B.S., Brigham Young University;
TONYA LEFTON, 1998-B.A., Florida State University;
M.E., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Assistant
M.A., Northern Arizona University; Lecturer of Liberal Arts
Professor of Engineering
and International Studies
LAXMINARAYAN L. RAJA, 1999-B.A., Indian Institute of
JON LEYDENS, 1997-B.A., M.A., Colorado State
Technology; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Univer-
University; Director of Writing Center, and Lecturer of
sity of Texas at Austin; Assistant Professor of Engineering
Liberal Arts and International Studies
DOUGLAS E. SMITH, 1999-B.S., Illinois College; B.S.,
JAMES LOUGH, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado at
Washington University; M.S., State University of New
Boulder; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D.,
York; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Assistant Professor of
University of Denver; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Engineering
tional Studies
JOHN P. H. STEELE, 1988-B.S., New Mexico State
SUZANNE NORTHCOTE, 1994-B.A., M.A., Hunter
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico;
College; Lecturer of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Assistant Professor of Engineering, P.E.
PETER W. SUTTER, 1998-M.S., Ph.D., Swiss Federal
TODD RUSKELL, 1999-B.A., Lawrence University; M.S.,
Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of Arizona; Lecturer of Physics
Colorado School of Mines
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TERI WOODINGTON, 1998-B.S., James Madison
SHANNON SMITH, 2000-B.A., Doane College; M.Ed.,
University; M.S., Texas A&M; Lecturer of Mathematical
University of Nebraska; Instructor and Assistant Football
and Computer Sciences
and Track Coach
SANDRA WOODSON, 1999-B.A., North Carolina Central
ROBERT A. STITT, 2000-B.A., Doane College; M.A.,
University; M.S., University of Montana; Lecturer of
University of Northern Colorado; Head Football Coach
Liberal Arts and International Studies
BENITO A. TELESCA, 1998-B.S., Hunter College; M.E.,
INSTRUCTORS
Hardin-Simmons University; Adjunct Instructor and
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, 1983-B.S., Colorado School
Intramural Club Sports Director
of Mines; Instructor of Engineering
SHAWN WEIGEL, 2000-B.A., Doane College; M.S., Texas
BRUCE MEEVES, 1999-B.S., Montana State University;
A&M; Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
M.S., Washington State University; Instructor of Physics
LIBRARY FACULTY
DAVID K. MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of
DEANNA CAPORICCI, 2001-B.S., Colorado School of
Mining and Technology; Instructor of Mining and Experi-
Mines; M.L.S., Indiana University; Assistant Librarian
mental Mine Manager
JANICE K. CHRISTOPHER, 1994-B.A., University of
COACHES/ATHLETICS FACULTY
Wyoming; M..A., State University of New York Buffalo;
PAUL CAPRIOTTI, 2000-B.A., University of Maine; M.A.,
M.L.I.S., University of Texas Austin; Assistant Librarian
Ohio State University; Instructor
LISA DUNN, 1991-B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior;
VICTOR L. DOPERALSKI, 1993-B.S., M.S. Kansas State
M.A., Washington University; M.L.S., Indiana University;
University; Instructor
Associate Librarian
CHRISTOPHER HOOPER-LANE B.S., M.A., University
JENNIFER DWYER, 1996-B.S., Russell Sage College,
of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S., Chapman University; Athletic Trainer
JOANNE V. LERUD, 1989-B.S.G.E., M.S., University of
MICHELE L. HARRIS, 1995-B.S., M.A., Adams State
North Dakota; M.A., University of Denver; Librarian and
College; Head Volleyball Coach
Director of Library
TIMOTHY J. HARRISON, 1998-B.A., University of
LISA S. NICKUM, 1994-B.A., University of New Mexico;
California at Santa Barbara; M.A., Saint Mary’s College;
M.S., University of North Carolina; Assistant Librarian
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
GITA PASSFIELD, 1996-B.A., University of Colorado,
GREGORY JENSEN, 2000-B.S., M.S., Colorado State
Boulder; M.L.I.S., University of Denver; Assistant Librarian
University; Instructor and Assistant Trainer
ROBERT K. SORGENFREI, 1991-B.A., University of
KACEY KINGRY, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado;
California; M.L.S., University of Arizona; Librarian
Sports Information Director
CHRISTOPHER J. J. THIRY, 1995-B.A., M.I.L.S.,
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, 1998-B.S., Florida State
University of Michigan; Associate Librarian
University; M.S., Montana State University; Head Soccer
Coach
HEATHER WHITEHEAD, 2001-B.S., University of
Alberta; M.L.I.S., University of Western Ontario; Assistant
DAN R. LEWIS, 1992-B.S., California State University;
Librarian
Head Wrestling Coach
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Appendix
Affirmative Action
participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding,
Colorado School of Mines has instituted an affirmative
hearing, or lawsuit involving unlawful discrimination; or
action plan, which is available for perusal in numerous CSM
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from
offices including the Library, the Dean of Students’ Office,
the Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals
and the Office of Human Resources.
deem it to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
Any person feeling that a violation of the following
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
policies has occurred should promptly refer the matter to the
At the written request of an individual who has come
Office of Human Resources, located in Guggenheim Hall
forward with a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination,
(2nd floor), for investigation.
hereinafter the “Complainant,” the Human Resources
Colorado School of Mines
Director shall assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint in
an informal manner. The informal unlawful discrimination
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and
complaint resolution process shall consist of an informal
Complaint Procedure
discussion between the Complainant and the individual or a
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
representative of the entity accused of unlawful discrimina-
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees
tion, hereinafter the “Respondent.” The Human Resources
pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-
Director shall act as a mediator during this process, which
104(1), C.R.S. (1998) in order to set forth a policy concern-
shall be calculated to bring the complaint to the attention of
ing unlawful discrimination at CSM. This policy shall
the Respondent and elicit the voluntary cooperation of the
supersede any previously promulgated CSM policy which is
Respondent in settling the matter. By attempting to resolve
in conflict herewith.
the unlawful discrimination complaint in an informal
manner pursuant to the terms of this section, the Complain-
II. Unlawful Discrimination Policy
ant shall not waive any rights to subsequently pursue the
Attendance and employment at CSM are based solely on
complaint through the formal complaint procedure set forth
merit and fairness. Discrimination on the basis of age,
below.
gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability,
and military veteran status is prohibited. No discrimination
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
in admission, application of academic standards, financial
A. Purpose
aid, scholastic awards, promotion, salary, benefits, transfers,
The purpose of the formal unlawful discrimination
reductions in force, terminations, re-employment, profes-
complaint procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for
sional development, or conditions of employment shall be
the prompt and fair internal resolution of complaints
permitted. The remainder of this policy shall contain a
alleging unlawful discrimination. The procedure outlined
complaint procedure outlining a method for reporting
below shall be the exclusive forum for the internal resolu-
alleged violations of this policy and a review mechanism for
tion of such complaints at CSM.
the impartial determination of the merits of complaints
B. Where to file a Complaint
alleging unlawful discrimination.
All complaints by non-students alleging unlawful
III. Persons Who May File an Unlawful
discrimination or retaliation shall be filed in writing at the
Discrimination Complaint
Office of Human Resources located on the second floor of
An unlawful discrimination complaint may be filed by
Guggenheim Hall. Complaints by students alleging
any individual described in one of the categories below:
unlawful discrimination or retaliation may be submitted to
the Human Resources Office, the Student Development
A. Any member of the CSM community, including
Center, the Dean of Students, any faculty member, or any
classified staff, exempt employees, and students as well as
Resident Assistant. Any recipient of such a student
any applicant for employment or admission, who believes
complaint shall promptly forward the complaint to the
that he or she has been discriminated against by CSM, a
Director of Human Resources for handling in accordance
branch of CSM, or another member of the CSM community
with the provisions set forth below.
on account of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national
origin, disability, or military veteran status;
C. Time Limits
All complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been
retaliation must be filed within ninety days from the date
threatened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by
upon which the incident, occurrence, or other action alleged
CSM, a branch of CSM, or a member of the CSM commu-
to constitute unlawful discrimination or retaliation occurred.
nity as a result of (1) opposing any unlawful discriminatory
However, if the alleged discrimination or retaliation is of a
practice; (2) filing a complaint hereunder; (3) representing a
continuing nature, a complaint may be filed at any time.
Complainant hereunder; or (4) testifying, assisting, or
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D. Contents of Complaint
Director shall provide the Complainant with a copy of the
A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or
response as soon as practicable. If the response contains a
retaliation must be signed by the Complainant and set forth
denial of one or more of the allegations contained in the
specific factual matters believed to constitute unlawful
complaint, the process shall proceed with the selection of a
discrimination or retaliation. The complaint shall name as
hearing panel as set forth in subsection D below. If no
Respondent the individual or entity whom the Complainant
timely response is received, or if the response admits the
believes to have committed, participated in, or encouraged
allegations in their entirety, the matter shall be submitted to
the discrimination or retaliation. The complaint shall also
the President, who shall then issue a decision in accordance
include a brief statement describing the relief requested by
with subsection IX.D below.
the Complainant.
D. Selection of Hearing Panel
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
An initial hearing panel of ten individuals shall be
As soon as practicable after receipt of a complaint, the
selected at random in the following manner. Five initial
Human Resources Director shall submit the complaint to an
panel members shall be selected from the CSM group of
attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall
which the Complainant is a member, i.e., classified staff,
examine it and determine if the prerequisites outlined above
exempt employees, undergraduate students, or graduate
have been fulfilled. If the prerequisites have not been
students, and the five remaining initial panel members shall
fulfilled, the attorney shall inform the Complainant of the
be selected from the CSM group of which the Respondent is
specifics of such determination in writing. Unless the time
a member. The Complainant and the Respondent shall each
limitations set forth above have lapsed prior to the initial
disqualify two of the initial panel members. The disqualifi-
filing of the complaint, the Complainant shall have the
cations exercised by the parties shall proceed in an alternate
opportunity to correct any deficiencies and re-file the
fashion beginning with the Complainant. Of the remaining
complaint. If the prerequisites have been fulfilled, the
initial panel members, the one chosen last shall serve as an
complaint will be handled as set forth below.
alternate hearing panel member. The other five initial panel
F. Choice of Remedies
members shall constitute the hearing panel for the appeal.
Prospective panel members may be excused on account of
No Complainant shall be permitted to simultaneously file
conflict of interest, health, or unavoidable absence from
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
campus. An excused initial panel member shall be replaced
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a
by another initial panel member chosen in a random
sexual harassment claim under the CSM Sexual Harassment
drawing prior to the exercise of any disqualifications by
Policy and Complaint Procedure against the same individual
either party.
arising out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a
Complainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under
E. Selection of Chief Panel Member
either, but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
After a hearing panel has been chosen, the panel
members shall elect a chief panel member from their number
VI. Pre-Hearing Procedures
who shall preside throughout the remainder of the case.
A. Notification to Proceed
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
1. Authority of Chief Panel Member
made that the complaint is sufficient pursuant to subsection
The chief panel member shall have the authority to (a)
V.E above, the reviewing attorney shall inform the Director
issue orders to compel discovery; (b) make rulings on
of Human Resources of that fact and the Director of Human
evidentiary objections; and (c) issue any other orders
Resources shall proceed with the notifications specified in
necessary to control the conduct of the hearing and prohibit
subsection B below.
abusive treatment of witnesses, including removal of
B. Acknowledgment of Complaint and Notification of
disruptive individuals from the hearing room.
Respondent
2. Role of Alternate Hearing Panel Member
As soon as practicable, the Director of Human Resources
The alternate hearing panel member shall observe, but
shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledging receipt
not actively participate in, all of the proceedings in the case
of the complaint. At the same time, the Director shall
and be prepared to substitute for a panel member who
provide the Respondent with a copy of the complaint and
becomes unavailable during any stage of the case due to
notify the Respondent in writing of the requirements set
death, illness, or emergency.
forth in subsection C below.
F. Setting of Hearing Date
C. Response to Complaint
After a chief panel member has been chosen, a hearing
Within ten days from the date of receipt of a copy of the
date shall be set with reasonable consideration given to the
complaint, the Respondent shall file with the Director of
schedules of the participants. The chief panel member shall
Human Resources a response in which the allegations
set a date for the hearing, which shall occur no more than
contained in the complaint are admitted or denied. The
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ninety days after the date upon which the formal complaint
Respondent shall file a pre-hearing statement with the
was filed with the Director of Human Resources. Once set,
hearing panel and provide a copy to the opposing party no
the hearing date may be rescheduled only with the concur-
later than five days prior to the hearing date. If the hearing
rence of the Complainant, the Respondent, and the hearing
date is rescheduled, these time limits shall apply to the
panel.
rescheduled hearing date.
G. Participation of Attorneys
C. Limitations Imposed by Pre-Hearing Statements
Either party may engage the services of an attorney to
Neither party shall make an argument during the hearing
assist in document preparation or case preparation.
which is inconsistent with the arguments set forth in the
However, an attorney may not enter an appearance or
summary of the argument section of his or her pre-hearing
formally participate in the case on behalf of either party.
statement. Neither party shall introduce any witnesses or
H. Legal Advice for Hearing Panel
exhibits at the hearing which are not listed in his or her pre-
If the hearing panel desires legal advice at any time
hearing statement. All exhibits listed in the pre-hearing
during the case, the chief panel member shall request such
statements shall be deemed genuine and admissible unless
advice from the Office of Legal Services. An attorney from
successfully challenged prior to the hearing.
the Office of Legal Services shall provide the requested
D. List of Hearing Issues
advice unless all such attorneys are actively involved in the
After examining the pre-hearing statements of both
case on behalf of one of the parties. In such event, the chief
parties, the hearing panel shall prepare a list of issues to be
panel member shall request the desired legal advice from the
resolved through the hearing and distribute such list to the
Assistant Attorney General assigned to CSM, whose name
parties no later than two days prior to the hearing date. The
and telephone number shall be provided to the chief panel
panel may list issues contained in the pre-hearing statement
member by the legal office.
of either party or relevant issues not contained in the pre-
I. Pre-Hearing Discovery
hearing statement of either party. However, since the
Informal discovery, or the exchange between the parties
jurisdiction of the hearing panel is limited to hearing claims
of information relevant to the case, is encouraged. If the
of unlawful discrimination, only issues directly related to
parties cannot resolve such issues informally, either party
the Complainant’s claim of unlawful discrimination may be
may request the chief panel member up to ten days prior to
placed on the list of issues. The list of issues generated
the hearing date to enter an order compelling discovery
pursuant to this subparagraph shall be binding upon the
upon a showing of the relevance of the requested informa-
subsequent hearing and shall form the standard against
tion and the necessity of such information to case prepara-
which all relevancy arguments shall be weighed.
tion. The other party may oppose such request by showing
E. Amendments to Pre-Hearing Statements
that the requested information is irrelevant, unnecessary to
Up to two days prior to the hearing date, either party may
the requesting party’s case preparation, or privileged
request the chief panel member to permit amendments to his
according to law.
or her pre-hearing statement upon a showing of good cause
VII. Pre-Hearing Statements
and lack of prejudice to the opposing party. Any party filing
A. Contents of Pre-Hearing Statements
an amended pre-hearing statement shall provide a copy
thereof to the opposing party no later than the filing
Each party shall file a pre-hearing statement containing
deadline imposed by the order granting leave to amend.
the following components:
1. Summary of the Argument: A concise statement
VIII. Hearing Procedures
summarizing the case from the position of the submitting
A. Burden and Standard of Proof
party;
The Complainant shall bear the burden of proof
throughout the case. The standard of proof which the
2. List of Issues: A list of the issues which the submit-
Complainant must meet to sustain the burden of proof shall
ting party wishes the hearing panel to resolve;
be the preponderance of the evidence standard. The
3. List of Witnesses: A list of witnesses to be presented
preponderance of the evidence standard shall be deemed met
at the hearing along with a summary of the anticipated
if the panel believes that it is more likely than not that the
testimony of each witness; and
facts at issue occurred. The facts at issue shall include all
4. Photocopies of Exhibits: Photocopies of each exhibit
facts which are required to be proven by the party bearing
to be presented at the hearing.
the burden of proof in order for such party to prevail.
B. Deadlines for Pre-Hearing Statements
B. Order of Presentation
The Complainant shall file a pre-hearing statement with
Since the Complainant bears the burden of proof, that
the hearing panel and provide a copy to the opposing party
party shall present his or her case first. After the Complain-
no later than ten days prior to the hearing date. The
ant has finished, the Respondent shall present his or her
case.
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C. Outline of Hearing
2. Findings of Fact: A list of the relevant facts found by
The hearing shall proceed according to the following
the hearing panel upon which the recommendation is based;
general outline:
3. Legal Conclusions: A list of the legal conclusions of
1. Complainant’s Opening Statement
the hearing panel upon which the determination of the issue
2. Respondent’s Opening Statement (unless reserved) 3.
of unlawful discrimination is based; and
Complainant’s Case
4. Recommended Action: A statement regarding the
4. Respondent’s Opening Statement (if reserved)
relief for the Complainant, if any, that is being recom-
mended by the hearing panel.
5. Respondent’s Case
C. Issuance of Recommendation
6. Complaint’s Rebuttal Case (unless waived)
The recommendation of the hearing panel shall be issued
7. Respondent’s Rebuttal Case (only if Complainant
to the parties and delivered to the President along with the
presents a rebuttal case and unless waived)
case file within fifteen days after the conclusion of the
8. Complainant’s Closing Argument
hearing.
9. Respondent’s Closing Argument
D. Decision of President
The President shall examine the case file, consider the
10. Complainant’s Rebuttal Argument (unless waived)
recommendation of the hearing panel, and issue a final
D. Inapplicability of Strict Evidentiary Rules
written decision in the matter. The President shall possess
Strict legal evidentiary rules shall not apply during the
the authority to affirm, reverse, or modify the recommenda-
hearing. The chief panel member shall rule on the admissi-
tion of the hearing panel or to remand the matter to the
bility of disputed evidence with primary consideration given
panel for further proceedings or consideration. In the
to the relevance, reliability, and probative value of proffered
decision, the President may provide appropriate relief to the
evidence.
Complainant and may impose appropriate disciplinary
E. Witness Examination Procedure
action upon the Respondent. The decision of the President
Each witness shall be directly examined by the party on
shall be delivered to the parties and the hearing panel within
whose behalf the witness has appeared to testify. Upon the
fifteen days from the date of the President’s receipt of the
conclusion of the direct examination of each witness, the
recommendation and case file from the hearing panel, unless
opposing party shall be permitted the right of cross-
the President is unavailable for a significant amount of time
examination. The chief panel member may permit re-direct
during this period.
and re-cross examination. However, an identical examina-
E. Presidential Unavailability
tion procedure shall be utilized for all witnesses testifying in
The term “unavailable,” as utilized in this subsection and
a given hearing. Hearing panel members may interject
subsection X.D above, shall be defined to mean out of town,
questions at any time during the direct, cross, re-direct, or
medically incapacitated, or engaged in important CSM
re-cross examinations.
business to the extent that sufficient time cannot be devoted
IX. Post-Hearing Procedure
to decision making hereunder. If the President is unavail-
A. Recommendation of the Hearing Panel
able for a significant period of time during the decision
making period, a letter shall be sent to the parties advising
Within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the
them of that fact as well as the anticipated date of presiden-
hearing, the hearing panel shall confer among themselves
tial availability. In such event, the decision shall be due
and vote upon a recommended course of action. The panel
fifteen days from the date upon which the President
members holding a majority point of view shall designate
becomes available. The President shall be the sole judge of
one of their number to write a recommendation reflecting
presidential unavailability hereunder.
their opinion. The panel members holding a minority point
of view, if any, may issue a dissenting recommendation in a
F. Appeal of Presidential Decision
similar fashion.
There shall be no internal appeal from the final decision
B. Contents of Recommendation
of the President. A party aggrieved by the decision of the
President may file a complaint with the appropriate equal
The recommendation of the hearing panel shall include
opportunity enforcement agency or pursue other available
the following components:
legal remedies.
1. Statement Regarding Burden of Proof: A statement
Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on March
regarding whether or not the hearing panel believes that the
13, 1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
burden of proof borne by the Complainant has been
10, 1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
sustained;
22, 2000.
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sion of the concept of sexual harassment is a factor in the
offense, the Perpetrator can also be required to attend a
Sexual Harassment Policy and
sexual harassment seminar or workshop.
Complaint Procedure
III. Persons Who May File a Complaint
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
A sexual harassment complaint may be filed by an
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees
individual described in one of the categories below:
pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-
104(1), C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a
A. Any person who believes that he or she has been
policy concerning sexual harassment at CSM. This policy
sexually harassed by a member of the CSM community,
shall supersede any previously promulgated CSM policy
including classified staff, exempt employees, and students;
which is in conflict herewith.
B. Any person who believes that he or she has been
II. Sexual Harassment Policy
threatened with or subjected to duress or retaliation by a
A. Definition of Sexual Harassment
member of the CSM community as a result of (1) opposing
any perceived sexual harassment; (2) filing a complaint
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual
hereunder; (3) representing a Complainant hereunder; or (4)
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an
physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or lawsuit involving
such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
sexual harassment; or
condition of an individual’s employment or scholastic
endeavors; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by
C. The Human Resources Director or an attorney from
an individual is used as the basis for employment or
the Office of Legal Services, if any of these individuals
academic decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such
deem it to be in the best interest of CSM to do so.
conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfer-
IV. Informal Complaint Resolution Process
ing with an individual’s work or school performance, or
At the request of an individual who has come forward
creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or
with a sexual harassment complaint, hereinafter the
studying environment.
“Complainant,” the Director of Human Resources shall
B. Policy Statement
assist in an attempt to resolve the complaint in an informal
CSM wishes to foster an environment for its students
manner. Although verbal requests to proceed with the
and employees which is free from all forms of sexual
informal complaint resolution process will be honored,
harassment, sexual intimidation, and sexual exploitation.
complainants are strongly encouraged to put such requests
Accordingly, CSM will not tolerate sexual harassment and
in writing. The informal sexual harassment complaint
will take all necessary measures to deter such misconduct
resolution process shall consist of an informal discussion
and discipline violators of this policy with appropriate
between the Complainant and the individual accused of
sanctions. Furthermore, retaliation in any form against an
sexual harassment, hereinafter the “Respondent.” The
individual for reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in
Director of Human Resources shall act as a mediator during
a sexual harassment investigation is strictly prohibited. Such
this process, which shall be calculated to bring the com-
retaliation shall be dealt with as a separate instance of sexual
plaint to the attention of the Respondent and elicit the
harassment. The remainder of this policy shall contain a
voluntary cooperation of the Respondent in settling the
complaint procedure outlining a method for reporting
matter. By attempting to resolve the sexual harassment
alleged violations of this policy and a review mechanism for
complaint in an informal manner pursuant to the terms of
the impartial determination of the merits of complaints
this section, the Complainant shall not waive any rights to
alleging sexual harassment.
subsequently pursue the complaint through the formal
sexual harassment complaint procedure set forth below.
C. Sanctions for Sexual Harassment
Appropriate sanctions may be imposed upon an
V. Formal Complaint Procedure
employee or student who has sexually harassed another. The
A. Purpose
term Perpetrator shall be utilized herein to refer to such a
The purpose of the formal sexual harassment complaint
person. The sanctions may include one or more of the
procedure is to provide a formal mechanism for the prompt
following: verbal reprimand and warning, written reprimand
and fair internal resolution of complaints alleging sexual
and warning, student probation, suspension from registra-
harassment. The procedure outlined below shall be the
tion, monetary fine, suspension without pay, expulsion, or
exclusive forum for the internal resolution of sexual
termination. In determining appropriate sanctions for the
harassment complaints at CSM.
offense, the decision maker shall consider the severity of the
B. Where to file a Complaint
offense, aggravating and mitigating factors, and the
All complaints by non-students alleging sexual harass-
Perpetrator’s previous history of sexual harassment offenses.
ment or retaliation shall be lodged with the Human
If the decision maker concludes that a lack of comprehen-
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Resources Office located on the second floor of
CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the President, the
Guggenheim Hall. Complaints by students alleging sexual
vice president in whose area the Respondent is employed or
harassment or retaliation may be submitted to the Human
enrolled, and, if applicable, the Respondent’s immediate
Resources Office, the Student Development Center, the
supervisor. However, if the President is the Respondent, the
Dean of Students, any faculty member, or any Resident
term CSM Management Personnel shall refer to the Board
Assistant. Any recipient of a student sexual harassment or
of Trustees, and if the Respondent is a vice president, the
retaliation complaint shall promptly forward such complaint
term “CSM Management Personnel” shall refer to the
to the Director of Human Resources for handling in
President.
accordance with the provisions set forth below.
H. Acknowledgment of Complaint and Notification of
C. Time Limits
Respondent
A complaint may be lodged at any time, but CSM
As soon as practicable after being informed of the
strongly encourages individuals who feel they have been
complaint pursuant to subsection V.G above, the vice
victims of sexual harassment to come forward as soon as
president shall send a letter to the Complainant acknowledg-
possible after the occurrence of the incident, event, or other
ing receipt of the complaint. At the same time, the vice
action alleged to constitute sexual harassment or retaliation.
president shall notify the Respondent of the complaint in
D. Contents of Complaint
writing, and if the complaint has been reduced to writing,
Although a verbal sexual harassment complaint will be
the vice president shall provide the Respondent with a copy
investigated, complainants are strongly encouraged to
thereof. If the President is the Respondent, the President of
submit sexual harassment complaints in writing. Written
the Board of Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the
complaints must be signed and must set forth specific
Respondent is a vice president, the President shall perform
factual matters believed to constitute sexual harassment or
these duties.
retaliation. The Complaint shall name as Respondent each
I. Investigation Authorization Form
individual whom the Complainant believes to have
Unless the complaint is initiated by an attorney from the
committed, participated in, or encouraged the sexual
Office of Legal Services or the Director of Human Re-
harassment or retaliation. The complaint shall also include
sources pursuant to subsection III.C above, the Complainant
a brief statement describing the relief requested by the
shall be required to execute a Sexual Harassment Complaint
Complainant.
Investigation Authorization Form prior to any investigation
E. Fulfillment of Complaint Prerequisites
of the complaint.
As soon as practicable after receipt of the complaint, the
J. Investigation of Complaint
Director of Human Resources shall submit the complaint to
An attorney from the Office of Legal Services and the
an attorney from the Office of Legal Services, who shall
Director of Human Resources shall jointly investigate the
determine if the prerequisites outlined above have been
complaint by examining relevant documents, if any, and
fulfilled. If the prerequisites have not been fulfilled, the
interviewing witnesses and other individuals designated by
reviewing attorney shall inform the Complainant of the
either party. The investigators will strive to conduct the
specifics of such determination in writing. The Complain-
investigation in a discrete and expeditious manner with due
ant shall have the opportunity to correct any deficiencies
regard to thoroughness and fairness to both parties.
and re-file the complaint. If the prerequisites have been
K. Confidentiality of Investigative Materials
fulfilled, the complaint will be handled as set forth below.
All materials and documents prepared or compiled by the
F. Choice of Remedies
investigators during the course of investigating a sexual
No Complainant shall be permitted to simultaneously file
harassment complaint hereunder shall be kept confidential
an unlawful discrimination claim under the CSM Unlawful
to the fullest extent of the law in order to protect
Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure and a
interviewees and promote candor.
sexual harassment claim under the CSM Sexual Harassment
L. Alternate Investigators
Policy and Complaint Procedure against the same individual
If either an attorney from the Office of Legal Services or
arising out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a
the Director of Human Resources is the Complainant or the
Complainant shall be entitled to file his or her claim under
Respondent hereunder, or is otherwise unavailable, the
either, but not both, of the above-mentioned policies.
President shall appoint an alternate investigator.
G. Notification of CSM Management Personnel
M. Report of Findings and Confidential Recommenda-
As soon as practicable after a determination has been
tion
made that the complaint is sufficient pursuant to subsection
As soon as practicable after the conclusion of the
V.E above, the Office of Legal Services shall notify CSM
investigation, the investigating attorney shall prepare and
Management Personnel of the complaint and provide them
submit a report of findings and a confidential recommenda-
with a copy thereof. For the purpose this policy, the term
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tion to CSM Management Personnel and the Director of
serious concern to CSM. Personal relationships which might
Human Resources. The report of findings shall be provided
be appropriate in other circumstances always pose inherent
to the Complainant and Respondent within a reasonable
dangers when they occur between an Instructor and a
time following the issuance of a decision pursuant to
Student, between a Person in a Position of Trust and a
subsection V.N below. The confidential recommendation
Student, and between a Supervisor and a Subordinate
shall not be released to the Complainant or the Respondent
Employee. Although both parties to the relationship may
without written authorization from the President. The
have consented at the outset, such relationships are
Director of Human Resources shall submit a separate
fundamentally asymmetric in nature. It is incumbent upon
recommendation to CSM Management Personnel which
those with authority not to abuse, nor appear to abuse, the
contains a statement of agreement or disagreement with the
power with which they are entrusted. Accordingly, codes of
findings and recommendation of the investigating attorney.
ethics promulgated by most professional regulatory
N. Resolution of the Complaint
associations forbid professional-client amorous, romantic, or
Following consultations with the President, the investi-
sexual relationships. The relationships prohibited by this
gating attorney, and the Director of Human Resources, the
policy shall be viewed in this context, and Instructors,
vice president shall issue a final written decision regarding
Persons in Positions of Trust, and Supervisors should be
the complaint. The decision shall be addressed to the
aware that any violation of this policy shall result in formal
Complainant and shall contain a statement of whether or not
disciplinary action against them.
sexual harassment was found to have occurred, the remedies
III. Definitions
to be provided to the Complainant, if any, and the sanctions
For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions
to be imposed upon the Respondent, if any. At approxi-
shall apply:
mately the same time, the decision shall be communicated to
A. Person in a Position of Trust: Any person occupy-
the Respondent in writing. If sanctions are to be imposed
ing a position of trust with respect to one or more students
upon the Respondent, the vice president shall also notify the
at CSM such that engaging in an amorous, romantic, or
Respondent of that aspect of the decision in writing. If the
sexual relationship with any student would compromise the
President is the Respondent, the President of the Board of
ability of the employee to perform his or her duties.
Trustees shall perform the above duties. If the Respondent
Examples of Persons in Positions of Trust at CSM are those
is a vice president, the President shall perform these duties.
employed in the Office of the Registrar, those employed in
O. Appeal of Final Decision
the Student Life Office, those employed in the Student
There shall be no internal appeal from the final decision
Development Office, those employed in Public Safety,
rendered pursuant to subsection V.N above. A party
resident assistants, and paper graders. The above examples
aggrieved by the decision may file a complaint with the
are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not
appropriate administrative agency or pursue other available
intended to be exhaustive listings or to limit the illustrated
legal remedies.
category in any manner.
Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on March
B. Instructor: Any person who teaches at CSM,
13, 1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on March
including academic faculty members, instructional staff, and
26, 1998. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
graduate students with teaching or tutorial responsibilities.
10, 1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June
C. Student: Any person who is pursuing a course of
22, 2000.
study at CSM.
D. Subordinate Employee: Any person employed by
Colorado School of Mines Personal
CSM who is supervised by another employee.
Relationships Policy
E. Supervisor: Any person employed by CSM who
occupies a position of authority over another employee with
I. Statement of Authority and Purpose
regard to hiring, administering discipline, conducting
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees
evaluations, granting salary adjustments, or overseeing task
pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by §23-41-
performance.
104(1), C.R.S. (1988 Repl. Vol.) in order to set forth a
policy concerning certain personal relationships at CSM as
IV. Policy
addressed herein. This policy shall supersede any previously
A. Personal Relations Between Instructors and Students
promulgated CSM policy which is in conflict herewith.
in the Instructional Context
II. Preface
No Instructor shall engage in an amorous, romantic, or
Certain amorous, romantic, or sexual relationships in
sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a Student
which the parties appear to have consented, but where a
who is enrolled in a course being taught by the Instructor, or
definite power differential exists between them, are of
whose academic work is being supervised by the Instructor.
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B. Personal Relationships Between Instructors and
C. Personal Relationships Between Supervisors and
Students Outside the Instructional Context
Subordinate Employees
In a personal relationship between an Instructor and a
No Supervisor shall engage in an amorous, romantic, or
Student for whom the Instructor has no current professional
sexual relationship, consensual or otherwise, with a
responsibility, the Instructor should be sensitive to the
Subordinate Employee who reports, either directly or
constant possibility that he or she may unexpectedly be
indirectly, to the Supervisor or is under the Supervisor’s
placed in a position of responsibility for the instruction or
direct or indirect authority.
evaluation of the Student. This could entail a request to
D. Personal Relationships Between Persons in Positions
write a letter of recommendation for the Student or to serve
of Trust and Students
on an admissions or selection committee involving the
Student. In addition, an awareness should be maintained
No Person in a Position of Trust shall engage in an
that others may speculate that a specific power relationship
amorous, romantic, or sexual relationship, consensual or
exists even when none is present, giving rise to assumptions
otherwise, with a Student.
of inequitable academic or professional advantage of the
(Promulgated by the CSM Board of Trustees on
Student. Even if potential conflict of interest issues can be
February 14, 1992)
resolved, charges of sexual harassment may arise. In such
situations, it is the Instructor who, by virtue of his or her
special responsibility, shall be held accountable for
unprofessional behavior.
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Index
Index
Encumbrances 28
Engineer Days 12
Engineering 5, 54
Environmental Science and Engineering 5, 65
F
A
Fees 27
Academic Calendar 4
Financial Aid 5, 29
Academic Dishonesty 22
Financial Assistance 29
Academic Dishonesty Policy 22
Financial Responsibility. 28
Access to Student Records 26
Full-time Status 18
Accreditation 7
G
Admission Procedure 8
Admission Requirements 8
General Registration Requirements 18
Admission to Candidacy 30
Geochemistry 72
Affirmative Action 167
Geology and Geological Engineering 5, 77
Alcohol Use 21
Geophysics 5, 90
Alumni Association 14
Grade-Point Averages 26
Apartments 10
Grading System 25
Auditing Courses 20
Graduate Degree Programs 36
Graduate Degrees and Requirements 30
C
Graduate Degrees Offered 7
Campus Security 21
Graduate School Bulletin 17
Career Center 11
Graduate Student Association 5, 12
Categories of Admission 8
Graduate Student Loans 29
Centers and Institutes 148
Graduate Thesis 23
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining 5, 36
Graduation 24
Chemistry and Geochemistry 5, 41
Graduation Requirements 18
Code of Conduct 21
Green Center 15
Colorado Graduate Fellowships 29
H
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs 31
Comprehensive Examination 34
Health Center 11
Copy Center 14
Health Insurance 11
Course Grades 24
Health Record 9
Curriculum Changes 21
History of CSM 6
Homecoming 12
D
Honor Societies 12
Degree Students 8
Housing 5, 10
Description of Courses 36
I
Directory of the School 154
Doctor of Philosophy 33
Identification Cards 11
Doctoral Thesis Committee 34
In-State Tuition Classification Status 19
Dropping and Adding Courses 20
Incomplete Grade. 25
Drug Free Schools & Communities 21
Independent Study 24
Drug Use 21
Interest Organizations 12
INTERLINK Language Center 15
E
International & Minority Organizations 13
Economics and Business 5, 46
Employment Restrictions and Agreements 29
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International Day 12
Professional Societies 13
International Programs 15
Prospector Village 10
International Student Services 5, 10
Public Affairs 16
International Students 9
Q
L
Quality Hours and Quality Points 26
LAIS Writing Center 15
R
Late Payment 28
Late Registration Fee 18
Reciprocal Registration 19
Leave of Absence 18
Recreational Organizations 13
Liberal Arts and International Studies 5, 99
Refunds 28
Registrar 5
M
Registration 18
Materials Science 5, 106
Research Development and Services 16
Mathematical and Computer Sciences 5, 113
Research Fair 12
Metallurgical and ................................................................
Research Registration 18
Materials Engineering 120
Residence Halls 10
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 5
Residency 18
Mines Park 10
S
Mining Engineering 5, 130
Minor Programs 32, 34
Semester Hours 26
Minority Organizations 13
Sexual Harassment Policy 171
Mission and Goals 6
Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) 16
Motor Vehicles 11
Spring Blowout 12
Student Center 10
N
Student Conduct 21
NC Grade 26
Student Development and Academic Services 10
Nondegree Students 8, 25
Student Fees 27
O
Student Housing 5
Office of Graduate Studies and Research 5
T
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathem 15
Telecommunications Center 16
Oredigger Student Newspaper 11
Thesis Committee 33
P
Thesis Defense 33, 35
Thesis Grades 24
Parking 11
Thesis Registration 18
Payments and Refunds 28
Thesis-Based Master’s Degree Programs 32
Personal Relationships Policy 173
Transfer Credit 24
Petroleum Engineering 5, 137
Tuition 27
Physics 5, 143
Professional Degree 30
U
Professional Programs 30
Undergraduate Courses 23
Undergraduate Deficiencies 23
Unique Programs 7
Unlawful Discrimination Policy 167
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance 21
V
Veterans’ Benefits 11, 25
W
Winter Carnival 12
Withdrawal from School 29
Withdrawing from School 25
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