Colorado
School of Mines
2003–2004
Graduate Bulletin

To CSM Graduate Students
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Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401-1887
Colorado School of Mines Bulletin (USPS 391-690)
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Correspondence
Address correspondence to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1887
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Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2003–2004

Table of Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Dropping and Adding Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
University Administration / Useful Contacts . . 5
Auditing Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Office of Graduate Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
General Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Student Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Graduate School Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
General Policies of Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . 25
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Student Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Graduate Student Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin Provisions. . . . . . 26
Academic Departments & Divisions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance. . . . . . . . . . 26
Exceptions and Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis . . . . . . . . . 28
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies . . . . . . . . . 28
Institutional Values and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Graduate Students in Undergraduate Courses . . . 28
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Course and Thesis Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Grade Appeal Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The Graduate School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Withdrawing from School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Graduate Degrees Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Nondegree Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Veterans’ Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Admission to the Graduate School . . . . . . . 11
Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Categories of Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . 32
Admission Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Application Review Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Student Fees and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Graduate Degrees and Requirements . . . . . 36
Student Life at CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
I. Professional Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
II. Master of Science and Engineering Programs . . 36
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
III. Doctor of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate
Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Facilities and Academic Support. . . . . . . . . . 17
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . 41
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Graduate Degree Programs and Description
Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
of Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
CSM Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 74
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . 113
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 127
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 134
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Centers and Institutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Registration and Tuition Classification . . . . . 21
General Registration Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Directory of the School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Research Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Policies and Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Eligibility for Thesis Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Graduation Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Full-time Status - Required Course Load . . . . . . . 21
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Late Registration Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Reciprocal Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Personal Relationships Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
In-State Tuition Classification Status . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
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2003–2004
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
2003
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 19, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 3, Wednesday
Fall Break Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13, Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students/All graduate students . . . . . . . Oct. 28, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 10–14, Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 27–Nov. 30, Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New undergraduate students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 26, Wednesday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 4, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5, Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 6, 8–11, Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 15, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 14–Jan. 6, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester
2004
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 6, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 7, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 9, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 23, Friday
Midterms grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 13–21, Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course– . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6, Tuesday
All students except new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1–3, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration Field, Summer, Fall Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 5–9, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen . . . April 26, Monday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 29, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1, May 3–6, Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions
2004
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day) . . . . . . May 14, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 31, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 18, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28, Monday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 5, Monday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 12, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 6, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 16, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 20, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Graduate Bulletin
2003–2004

University Administration / Useful Contacts
Office of Graduate Studies
Academic Departments & Divisions
The address for all CSM academic departments
Mailing address
and 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
Academic department and division telephone numbers are
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
303-273-3255
Chemical Engineering
Associate Vice President for Research
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3720
and Dean of Graduate Studies
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Thomas M. Boyd
(303) 273-3522
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3610
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Economics and Business
Jeanine Toussaint
303-273-2221
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3482
Graduate Recruiting Coordinator
jtoussai@mines.edu
Engineering
Linda L. Powell
303-273-3348
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3650
Graduate Admissions Officer
Environmental Science and Engineering
lpowell@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3427
Brenda Neely
303-273-3412
Geology and Geological Engineering
Student Services
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3800
bneely@mines.edu
Geophysics
Kimberly McKay
(303) 273-3249
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3450
Admissions Coordinator
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Student Housing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3750
Kathy Rice
303-273-3351
Apartment Housing Coordinator
Materials Science
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3660
Financial Aid
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Roger Koester
303-273-3207
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3860
Director of Financial Aid
Christina Jensen
303-273-3229
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Graduate Student Financial Aid Advisor
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3770
International Student Services
Mining Engineering
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3701
Leslie Olsen
303-273-3210
International Student Advisor
Petroleum Engineering
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3740
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
Barbara Lind
303-273-3558
Physics
Interlink@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3830
Registrar’s Office
Registrar
303-273-3200
Graduate Student Association
Josh Pearson
303 273-2101
President
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2003–2004
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General Information
Mission and Goals
The Colorado School of Mines is consequently committed
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university
to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the global
devoted to engineering and applied science related to
community by promoting stewardship of the Earth upon
resources. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation
which all life and development depend. (Colorado School
and the world in these areas. It has the highest admission
of Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)
standards of any university in Colorado and among the high-
Institutional Values and Principles
est of any public university in the U.S. CSM has dedicated
Graduate Education
itself to responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is dedicated to
It is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad
serving the people of Colorado, the nation and the global
expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production
community by providing high quality educational and
and utilization which can be brought to bear on the world’s
research experiences to students in science, engineering and
pressing resource-related environmental problems. As such,
related areas that support the institutional mission. Recogniz-
it occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions
ing the importance of responsible earth stewardship, CSM
of higher education.
places particular emphasis on those fields related to the dis-
The school’s role and mission has remained constant and
covery, production and utilization of resources needed to
is written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School
improve the quality of life of the world’s inhabitants and to
of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate
sustain the earth system upon which all life and development
research institution with high admission standards. The
depend. To this end, CSM is devoted to creating a learning
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in
community which provides students with perspectives in-
energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering and
formed by the humanities and social sciences, perspectives
associated engineering and science fields. The school shall
which also enhance students’ understanding of themselves
be the primary institution of higher education offering
and their role in contemporary society. CSM therefore seeks
energy, mineral and materials science and mineral engi-
to instill in all graduate students a broad class of develop-
neering degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate
mental and educational attributes:
levels. (Colorado revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
◆ An in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization,
Throughout the school’s 126 year history, the translation
enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and
of its mission into educational programs has been influenced
breadth in allied fields, including:
by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more
1. the background and skills to be able to recognize,
clearly than ever before. We believe that the world faces a
define and solve problems by applying sound scien-
crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental
tific and engineering principles, and
protection and that CSM and its programs are central to the
solution to that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is elab-
2. for thesis-based students, experience in conducting
orated upon as follows:
original scientific research and engineering design at
the forefront of their particular area of specialization.
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating stu-
dents and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering,
◆ The ability to function effectively in an information-
and associated fields related to
based economy and society, including:
the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
1. written, oral and graphical communications skills
that enable effective transmission of concepts and
their conversion to materials and energy,
ideas as well as technical information, and
their utilization in advanced processes and products,
2. expertise in finding, retrieving, evaluating, storing
and
and disseminating information in ways that enhance
the economic and social systems necessary to ensure
their leadership role in society and their profession.
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
◆ Preparation for leadership in a team-based milieu,
society.
including:
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration,
1. the flexibility to adjust to an ever-changing pro-
and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural
fessional environment and to appreciate diverse
sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and
approaches to understanding and solving profes-
their union to create processes and products to enhance the
sional and societal problems,
quality of life of the world’s inhabitants.
2. the creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and
breadth of interests to think critically about a wide
range of cross-disciplinary issues,
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3. a strong work ethic that inspires commitment and
◆ The State requires all public colleges and universities
loyalty on the part of colleagues,
in Colorado, in concert, to provide appropriate educa-
4. interpersonal skills and attitudes which promote
tional opportunities in rural areas which are under-
cooperation and enable leadership, and
served by traditional residential institutions.
5. acceptance of responsibility for their own growth
In addition to these philosophical goals, Professional Out-
through life-long learning.
reach can make an important pragmatic contribution to the
university by:
◆ The capability of adapting to, appreciating and working

effectively in an international environment, including:
Developing and sustaining programs which address the
lifelong education needs of individuals in professions
1. being able to succeed in an increasingly inter-
associated with science, mathematics, engineering, and
dependent world where borders between cultures
technology.
and economies are becoming less distinct, and
◆ Recruiting high-quality students for the traditional resi-
2. appreciating the traditions and languages of other
dential programs
cultures, as well as valuing and supporting diversity

in their own society.
Spreading and enhancing the reputation of Mines
throughout the world
◆ High standards of integrity expressed through ethical

behavior and acceptance of the obligation to enhance
Generating revenues that help support the residential
their profession and society through service and
and research missions of the university
leadership.
Research
Professional Education
The creation and dissemination of new knowledge are pri-
A central purpose of a university is the widespread and
mary responsibilities of all members of the university com-
open distribution of the special knowledge created by, and
munity. Public institutions have an additional responsibility
reposing in, the expertise of the faculty. At CSM, that special
to use that knowledge to contribute to the economic growth
knowledge falls into several broad categories:
and public welfare of the society from which they receive
their charter and support. As a public institution of higher
◆ A mature body of knowledge, in areas of historic
education, a fundamental responsibility of CSM is to provide
leadership, which is of great value to professionals
an environment which enables contribution to the public
in those fields throughout the world.
good by encouraging creative research and ensuring the free
◆ Creative advances in emerging fields of science and
exchange of ideas, information, and results. To that end, the
engineering, developed in Mines’ leading-edge research
institution acknowledges the following responsibilities:
laboratories, which can contribute to the economic and
◆ To insure that these activities are conducted in an envi-
physical well-being of people in Colorado and the
ronment of minimum influence and bias, it is essential
nation.
that CSM protect the academic freedom of all mem-
◆ Expertise in problem-solving methodologies, including
bers of its community.
engineering design and structured decision-making,
◆ To provide the mechanisms for creation and dissemina-
which is of growing importance in all technical-social-
tion of knowledge, the institution recognizes that
political realms as our global society becomes increas-
access to information and information technology (e.g.
ingly complex and interdependent.
library, computing and internet resources) are part of
◆ Leadership in the development of innovative educa-
the basic infrastructure support to which every member
tional tools and techniques which can help people—
of the community is entitled.
young and old—to be better prepared to succeed in
◆ To promote the utilization and application of knowl-
advanced education, productive careers, and satisfying
edge, it is incumbent upon CSM to define and protect
personal lives.
the intellectual-property rights and responsibilities of
Additional outreach responsibilities are imposed by the
faculty members, students, as well as the institution.
special role and nature of Mines:
The following principles derive from these values and re-
◆ CSM is committed to inculcating in its traditional resi-
sponsibilities:
dential undergraduate and graduate students an appre-
◆ The institution exists to bring faculty and students
ciation for and commitment to life-long learning and
together to form a community of scholars.
inquiry. This imposes on Mines a responsibility to create

and support Professional Outreach programs that will
Faculty members have unique relationship with the
expose students to self-directed learning experiences
institution because of their special responsibility to
while still in residence, and provide opportunities for
create and disseminate knowledge independent of
continued intellectual growth after they graduate.
oversight or direction from the institution.
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◆ Students have a dual role as creators and recipients of
◆ The institution exists to bring faculty and students
knowledge.
together to form a community of scholars.
◆ The institution and the faculty share responsibility for
◆ Faculty members have unique relationship with the
facilitating the advancement of students in their chosen
institution because faculty create and disseminate
discipline.
knowledge independent of oversight or direction from
◆ The institution and the faculty are mutually dependent
the institution.
upon each other, and share the responsibility for the
◆ Faculty activities must be driven by academic needs
reputation of both the university and the individual.
relating to the creation and dissemination of knowl-
◆ Although research objectives should be informed by
edge rather than commercial opportunities.
the institution’s responsibility (as a public institution)
◆ The institution and the faculty share responsibility for
to contribute to economic growth and societal well-
facilitating the advancement of students in their chosen
being, research priorities must be driven by academic
discipline. Students are the independent creators of the
needs relating to the creation, development and dis-
expression of ideas in their theses, but may have a dual
semination of knowledge.
role as both an independent creator of an expression of
◆ Research policies and practices must conform to the
ideas and as directed employees.
state non-competition law which requires that all
◆ The institution and the faculty are mutually dependent
research projects have an educational component
upon each other, and share the responsibility for the
through the involvement of students and/or post-
reputation of both the university and the individual.
doctoral fellows.
◆ Both the creator and the institution have an interest in,
◆ Both the creator and the institution have interest in,
and a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and
and a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and
utilization of knowledge for the public good.
utilization of new knowledge for public good through
◆ Although commercialization is not a primary responsi-
publication and commercialization.
bility of the university community, it is sometimes the
◆ Although commercialization is not a primary responsi-
result of technology transfer.
bility of the university community, it is a common
◆ The creator and the institution should share in the
result of technology transfer. The creator and the insti-
potential benefits and risks in proportion to their contri-
tution may each have an interest in the commercializa-
butions and/or agreed assumption of benefits and risks.
tion of intellectual property and should share in the

potential benefits and risks based on their contributions.
All members of the CSM community will demonstrate
the highest level of integrity in their activities asso-
Intellectual Property
ciated with intellectual property.
The creation and dissemination of knowledge are primary
responsibilities of all members of the university community.
History of CSM
As an institution of higher education, a fundamental mission
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
of CSM is to provide an environment that motivates the fac-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
ulty and promotes the creation, dissemination, and applica-
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
tion of knowledge through the timely and free exchange of
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of
ideas, information, and research results for the public good.
exploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
To insure that these activities are conducted in an environ-
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
ment of minimum influence and bias, so as to benefit society
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
and the people of Colorado, it is essential that CSM protect
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial
the academic freedom of all members of its community. It is
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
incumbent upon CSM to help promote the utilization and ap-
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
plication of knowledge by defining and protecting the rights
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
and responsibilities of faculty members, students and the in-
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
stitution, with respect to intellectual property which may be
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally
created while an individual is employed as a faculty member
established. The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
or enrolled as a student. The following principles, derived
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather
from these responsibilities and values, govern the develop-
narrow initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in
ment and implementation of CSM’s Intellectual Property
petroleum production and refining as well. Recently it has
Policies.
added programs in materials science and engineering, energy
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and environmental engineering, and a broad range of other
Location
engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
Golden, Colorado, has always been the home of CSM.
mission as education and research in engineering and applied
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 20 minutes
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
west of Denver, this community of 15,000 also serves as
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
home to the Coors Brewing Company, the National Renew-
resources.
able Energy Laboratory, and a major U.S. Geological Survey
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
facility that also contains the National Earthquake Center.
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
The seat of government for Jefferson County, Golden once
found in every corner of the globe.
served as the territorial capital of Colorado. Skiing is an
hour away to the west.
For many years the student body was predominantly
white male, reflecting the industries CSM served. It gave
Administration
one of the early engineering degrees for women to Florence
By state statute, the school is managed by a seven-member
Caldwell in 1897, but in many subsequent years there were
board of trustees appointed by the governor, and the student
no female students. Strong recruiting efforts and the opening
body elects a nonvoting student board member each year.
up of traditionally white male industries have changed the
The school is supported financially by student tuition and
demographics, so that today approximately 23% of the over-
fees and by the state through annual appropriations. These
all student body are women and 13% of the undergraduates
funds are augmented by government and privately sponsored
are underrepresented minorities.
research, and private gift support from alumni, corporations,
foundations and other friends.
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The Graduate School
Unique Programs
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Because of its special focus, Colorado School of Mines
offers two graduate certificate programs with specialization
has unique programs in many fields. For example, CSM is
in International Political Economy (IPE) and International
the only institution in the world that offers doctoral programs
Political Economy of Resources (IPER).
in all five of the major earth science disciplines: Geology
Accreditation
and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry,
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the
Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. It also
level of the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning
has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North
programs in the country that still focuses on the complete
LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 –
materials cycle from mineral processing to finished
telephone (312) 263-0456.
advanced materials.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
In addition to the traditional programs defining the insti-
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
tutional focus, CSM is pioneering both undergraduate and
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
graduate interdisciplinary programs. The School understands
– telephone (410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree
that solutions to the complex problems involving global
programs in chemical engineering, engineering, engineering
processes and quality of life issues require cooperation
physics, geological engineering, geophysical engineering,
among scientists, engineers, economists, and the humanities.
metallurgical and materials engineering, mining engineering
CSM offers interdisciplinary programs in areas such as
and petroleum engineering. The American Chemical Society
materials science, environmental science and engineering,
has approved the degree program in the Department of
management and public policy, engineering systems, and
Chemistry and Geochemistry.
geochemistry. These programs make interdisciplinary con-
nections between traditional fields of engineering,
physical science and social science, emphasizing a
Discipline
M.S. M.E. Ph.D.
broad exposure to fundamental principles while
Chemical & Petroleum Refining Engineering


cross-linking information from traditional disci-
plines to create the insight needed for breakthroughs
Chemistry

in the solution of modern problems.
Applied Chemistry

To provide flexibility in meeting new challenges,
Engineering Systems



CSM also provides students the opportunity to
Engineering & Technology Management

develop individualized, interdisciplinary graduate
Environmental Science & Engineering


research programs at both the Master and PhD level.
This program allows students to earn degrees which
Geochemistry


have one of the following titles:
Geological Engineer

Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary)
Geology


Master of Science (Interdisciplinary)
Geological Engineering


Master of Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
Geophysical Engineer

When the need arrises, CSM also offers interdisci-
plinary, non-thesis Professional Master degrees to
Geophysical Engineering


meet the career needs of working professionals in
Geophysics


CSM’s focus areas.
Materials Science


Coordinated by the several departments involved,
Mathematical & Computer Science


these interdisciplinary programs contribute to CSM’s
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering



leadership role in addressing the problems and devel-
Mineral Economics


oping solutions that will enhance the quality of life
for all of earth’s inhabitants in the next century.
Engineer of Mines

Graduate Degrees Offered
Mining & Earth Systems Engineering


CSM offers the master of science (M.S.), master
Petroleum Engineer

of engineering (M.E.) and doctor of philosophy
Petroleum Engineering


(Ph.D.) degrees in the disciplines listed in the chart
Applied Physics


at right.
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Admission to the Graduate School
Admission Requirements
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate
open to graduates from four-year programs at recognized
students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
colleges or universities. Admission to all graduate programs
Certificate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while
is competitive, based on an evaluation of undergraduate per-
completing the requirements for their Bachelor Degree.
formance, test scores and references. The undergraduate
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
background of each applicant is evaluated according to the
education. An overview of these combined programs and
requirements of each department outlined later in this sec-
description of the admission process and requirements are
tion of the Bulletin. Except in the case of approved com-
found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements section
bined Bachelor/Master programs, a student may not be a
of this Bulletin.
candidate for a graduate and an undergraduate degree at the
Admission Procedure
same time.
Applying for Admission
Categories of Admission
Apply electronically for admission on the World Wide Web.
There are three categories of admission to graduate
Our Web address is
studies at Colorado School of Mines: regular, provisional,
http://www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad
and special graduate nondegree.
Follow the procedure outlined below.
Regular Degree Students
1. Application: Go to the online application form at
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as
www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad/graduate_admissions.html.
determined by the program to which they have applied are
You may download a paper copy of the application from our
admitted as regular graduate students.
website or contact 303-273-3247 or grad-school@Mines.edu
Provisional Degree Students
to have one sent my mail. Suggested admission deadlines are
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular
fall semester, August 1; spring semester, December 1.
degree program directly may be admitted as provisional
2. Transcripts: Send to the Graduate School two official
degree students for a trial period not longer than 12 months.
transcripts from each school previously attended. The
During this period students must demonstrate their ability to
transcripts may accompany the application or may be sent
work for an advanced degree. After the first semester, the
directly by the institution attended. International students’
student may request that the department review his or her
transcripts must be in English or have an official English
progress and make a decision concerning full degree status.
translation attached.
With department approval, the credits earned under the pro-
visional status can be applied towards the advanced degree.
3. Letters of Recommendation: Ask three people who
know your personal qualities and scholastic or professional
International Special Graduate Students
abilities to mail a letter of recommendation directly to the
Applicants who wish to study as non-degree students for
Graduate School. At least two of the letters should be from
one or two semesters may apply for Special Graduate status.
people acquainted with the scholastic abilities of the applicant.
Special Graduate student status is available to a limited
number of applicants from abroad. All such students who
4. Graduate Record Examination: Most departments
attend class or audit courses at Colorado School of Mines
require the General test of the Graduate Record Examination
must register and pay the appropriate nonresident tuition and
for applicants seeking admission to their programs. Refer to
fees for the credits taken.
the section Graduate Degree Programs and Courses by
Department or the Graduate School application packet to
Nondegree Students
find out if you must take the GRE examination. For informa-
Practicing professionals may wish to update their profes-
tion about the test, write to Graduate Record Examinations,
sional knowledge or broaden their areas of competence with-
Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ
out committing themselves to a degree program. They may
08541-6000 (Telephone 609-771-7670), or visit online at
enroll for regular courses as nondegree students. Inquiries
www.gre.org.
and applications should be made to the Registrar’s Office,
5. English Language Requirement: Students whose native
CSM, Golden, CO 80401-0028. Phone: 303-273-3200; FAX
language is not English must score at least 550 on the TOEFL
303-384-2253. A person admitted as a nondegree student
examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 213
who subsequently decides to pursue a regular degree pro-
on the computer-based examination and have the results
gram must apply and gain admission to the Graduate School.
sent to the Graduate School. Contact local American
Credits earned as a nondegree student may be transferred
embassies or write to TOEFL Services, Educational Testing
into the regular degree program if the student’s graduate
Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA,
committee and department head approve.
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(Telephone 609-771-7100) for information about the TOEFL
Application Review Process
examination. You may also visit online at www.toefl.org. If a
When application materials are received by the Graduate
TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be hand-
School, they are processed and sent to the desired degree
icapped academically, as a condition for admission the appli-
program for review. The review is conducted according to
cant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK Language
the process developed and approved by the faculty of that
program at CSM until the required proficiency is achieved.
degree program. The degree program transmits its decision
The INTERLINK Language program offers intensive
to the Dean of the Graduate School, who then notifies the
English language instruction and skills development for aca-
applicant. The decision of the degree program is final and
demic success. See the detailed description of INTERLINK
may not be appealed.
on page 15 of this catalog.
Health Record and Additional Steps
6. Additional instructions for admission to graduate
When students first enroll at CSM, they must complete
school specific to individual departments are contained in
the student health record form which is sent to them when
the application for admission.
they are accepted for enrollment. Students must submit
Financial Assistance
the student health record, including health history, medical
examination, and record of immunization, in order to com-
To apply for CSM financial assistance, check the box
plete registration.
in the Financial Information section of the online graduate
application or complete the Financial Assistance section on
Questions can be addressed to the Coulter Student Health
the paper application.
Center, 1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869. The
Health Center telephone numbers are 303-273-3381 and
303-279-3155.
International Students
Qualifying international students (see Admission Require-
ments above) apply for graduate study by following steps
one through six listed in this section.
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Student Life at CSM
Housing
Student Center remodeling and additions were completed
CSM currently has two student housing complexes:
in 1996 and 2001. The new additions house more meeting
Prospector Village and Mines Park.
rooms, a food court, and the Admissions, Financial Aid and
Registrar’s Offices, Career Services, International Student
Mines Park
Services, the Cashier’s Office, and Student Development and
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
Academic Support Services.
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
by CSM. Construction completed in 1998 offers 1 & 2 bed-
Office for Student Development and Academic
room units in family housing and 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units in
Services
other areas. Principle residents must be full time students.
Counseling: The SDAS Office, located in the Student
Center, offers personal and career counseling, a 300-volume
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dish-
resource library, skills development, and wellness-related
washers, cable television and campus phone hook-ups, and
materials. Students can find individual help and group
T-1 connections to the campus network system. There is a
presentations, presented by professional counselors on
community center which contains the laundry facility and
topics such as stress management, relaxation, assertiveness,
recreational/study space.
time management, and alcohol/drug education.
Rates are as follows:
Academic Services: Individual sessions for graduate stu-
Family Housing
dents are available through SDAS. Topics include effective
1 bedroom
$615/mo
studying and preparation for qualifying exams, memory
skills, rapid reading of technical material, and learning
2 bedroom
$700/mo
styles. Graduate students are welcome to avail themselves
Apartment Housing
of other services offered by SDAS, such as free tutoring
1 bedroom
$615/mo
or weekly workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry,
2 bedroom
$824/mo
or physics.
3 bedroom
$1095/mo
International Student Services
The International Student Office advises international
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
students, coordinates the Host Family Program, and holds
please contact the housing office at (303) 273-3351 or visit
orientation programs for new foreign students at the begin-
them in the Ben Parker Student Center.
ning of each semester. The international student advisor
Campus Residence Halls
processes student visas and work permits.
Four residence halls located on campus have the tradi-
For more information, call the International Student
tional double rooms and common bathrooms, and our fifth
Services office at 303-273-3210 or FAX 303-273-3099.
Residence Hall, Weaver Towers, has suites for seven to eight
people with two private bathrooms and a common living
Identification Cards
room.
Identification cards are made in the Student Activities
Office in the Parker Student Center, and all new students
Residence hall rooms are rented by academic year; costs
must have an identification card made as soon as possible
range from $3,150 for a traditional double room to $4,180
after they enroll. Students must have a valid ID to check
for a single in Weaver Towers. All students in residence halls
material out of the CSM Library and may need it to attend
must also choose a dining hall meal plan. Meal plans are
various CSM activities.
$2,912 per year.
Each semester the Student Activities Office issues valida-
Off-Campus Rooms and Apartments
tion stickers for student ID’s, and students can replace lost,
Golden has a number of apartment and condominium
stolen, or damaged identification cards for a small fee.
complexes, and some students live in rooms in private homes.
CSM has no part in contractual obligations between students
Student Health Center
and private landlords.
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
Student Services
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
Ben H. Parker Student Center
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as limited
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has a dining hall,
prescription and over-the-counter medications. Spouses of
meeting rooms, offices for student activities, a bookstore,
enrolled students may also pay the fee and receive the same
a game room, and the Integral Club lounge and snack bar.
services. The health center also provides dental services,
Several dining hall meal plans for the cafeteria are available
wellness education, immunizations, allergy shots, flu shots,
for all students.
nutrition counseling and information regarding a wide range
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of health concerns. Staff members are also available to pro-
A ‘Career Manual’ is available to help in résumé writing,
vide health-promotion events for students groups and resi-
interviewing, and off-campus job searches, and students can
dence hall program.
get individual critiques of résumés and letters and job search
The Student Health Center is open Monday through
advice. Directories and other search materials from the
Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN’s throughout
Career Center library can be checked out, many workshops
the day. Physician’s coverage is provided by family practice
are offered throughout the year on job search topics, and
physicians who are on site for two hours daily and on-call at
video-taped practice interviews are available.
all times. Dental services are also provided on a scheduled
Each fall the Career Center sponsors a Career Day to let
basis. To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled cur-
students explore career options with exhibiting employers.
rently; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part time
Information on full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP
and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
jobs is posted in the Career Center as well as on bulletin
Health Center.
boards around campus. Registered students are often referred
Supervised by Vice President and Dean of Student Life.
directly to employers. For information phone: 303-273-3235.
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
basis during the school year, contains news, features, sports,
a condition of enrollment for all CSM students, regardless
letters, and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
of full-time or part-time status. For students without health
Golden community.
insurance coverage, the School offers an insurance plan.
Veterans’ Benefits
Additional coverage for spouses and children is also
The Registrar’s Office offers veterans counseling services
available.
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
Student Activities
personal health coverage. There are two exceptions to this
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.
NOTE: The Coulter Student Health Center fee and
required health insurance are two separate programs.
Student Government
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
Motor Vehicles, Parking
and is recognized by CSM and the National Association of
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
Graduate-Professional Students (NSGPS). GSA’s primary
campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois Street,
goal is to improve the quality of a graduate education, offer
and must display the CSM permit. Vehicles must be regis-
academic support for graduate students, and provide social
tered at the beginning of each semester or within 10 days of
interaction.
bringing the vehicle onto campus, and updated whenever
you change your address.
GSA takes an active role in university affairs and pro-
motes the rights and responsibilities of graduate students.
Career Center
GSA also serves to develop university responsibility to non-
The Career Center helps graduate students look for
academic concerns of graduate students. GSA is funded
employment. Each year industry and government rep-
through and works with Associated Students of the Colorado
resentatives visit the campus to interview students and
School of Mines and is presently represented on the Faculty
explain employment opportunities. Fall is the major recruit-
Senate Graduate Council and Associated Students of CSM.
ing season for both summer and permanent positions, but
Phone: 303-273-3094.
interviews take place in the spring as well. In order to inter-
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of
view, students must register with the Career Center by sub-
Mines works to advance the interest and promote the welfare
mitting copies of a résumé and completing a registration and
of CSM and of all students, and to foster and maintain har-
permission form.
mony among those connected with or interested in the
school, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and
friends.
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Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
Alpha Phi Omega
Service
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students with
Alpha Sigma Mu
Metals
its organizations, publications, and social events.
Blue Key
Service, Scholarship, Activities
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves the ASCSM
Kappa Kappa Psi
Band
as the campus special events board. Most student events on
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Mathematics
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 events,
Interest Organizations
and one-time specialty entertainment; the E-Days commit-
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
tee; 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
Bioengineering Club
to give graduate students the opportunity to make a presenta-
Campus Crusade for Christ
tion in a professional conference setting about research they
College Republicans
have been working on. At the conclusion of the event, cash
Chorus
prizes are awarded to graduate students whose papers exhibit
CSM Ambassadors
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
International & Minority Organizations
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
International and minority organizations provide the
opportunity to experience different cultures while at Mines
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
and help the students from those cultures adjust to Mines
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
campus life. These organizations include
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
Afro-Caribbean Students Union
Chinese Student Association
Engineer Days are held each spring. The three-day
International Student Organization (ISO)
affair is organized entirely by students. Contests are held in
Japanese Student Association (JSA)
drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics, and soft-
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
ball, to name a few. Additional events include a fireworks
Taiwanese Student Association
display, an E-Day concert, and the traditional orecart push.
American Indians in Science & Engineering (AISES)
GSA Fall and Spring Blowout: GSA sponsors parties
Asian Student Association (ASA)
twice a year for graduate students. Held in the late spring
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
and early fall at local parks, they let graduate students take
Hispanic Professional Engineers & Scientists (SHPES)
a break from studying.
Professional Societies
Honor Societies
Professional societies are generally student chapters of
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements
the national professional societies. As student chapters, the
of their members in scholarship, leadership, and service.
professional societies offer a chance for additional profes-
Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
sional development outside the classroom through guest
achievements by our students. The Colorado School of Mines
speakers, trips, and interactive discussions about the current
honor societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
activities in the profession. Many of the organizations also
offer internships, fellowships, and scholarships. The
Colorado School of Mines chapters are as follows:
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American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Recreational Organizations
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Recreational organizations give students with similar
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
recreational interests the chance to participate as a group in
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
the activities. Most of the recreational organizations compete
Engineers (AIME)
on both the local and regional levels at tournaments during
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
the school year. These clubs are:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Billiards Club
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Caving Club
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
Cheerleading
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Kayak Club
American Welding Society
Racquetball Club
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Rugby Club
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Shooting Club
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Ski Club/Team
International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA)
Men’s Volleyball
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Women’s Soccer
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
BMOC (Big Men on Campus)
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Society of Graduate Geophysics Students (SGGS)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
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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 occasional maintenance.
for engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
Workrooms in the Computing Center contain networked
associated engineering and science fields. The library pro-
PCs and workstations. Also available are printers, scanners,
vides educational and research resources to support and
and digitizers. Aacademic departments which support spe-
enhance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
cialized applications manage access to computer labs in their
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
buildings. The Arthur Lakes Library has a computer cluster
of the CSM community and providing access to information
on the main floor of the building. Network access is also
for library users.
provided in residence halls and Mines Park for students who
The library collections include more than 500,000 vol-
bring their own computers to campus and modem pools pro-
umes; approximately 1800 serial titles with hundreds of
vide access to the network for off-campus residents.
databases and e-journals; over 188,000 maps; archival mate-
It is important for all users of the Colorado School of
rials on CSM and western mining history; and several spe-
Mines computing resources to observe the CSM Policies
cial collections. The library is a selective U.S. and Colorado
for Resource Usage (available on the web page or at the
state depository with over 600,000 government publications,
Front Desk) and all legal and ethical guidelines for use of
including selected NTIS publications.
those services.
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst,
Copy Center
the on-line public access catalog and circulation system.
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
Students and faculty have access to nearly all of the library’s
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
electronic resources from any computer on the campus
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized
network, including those in networked CSM residential
originals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and
facilities. Dial-up and Internet access is also available
Velo Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and
from on and off-campus. See the library’s web page at
enlargement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have
http://www.mines.edu/library/ for more information and
a variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
Web links.
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available
Reference resources include specialized databases and
to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
print indexes. Reference librarians provide instruction and
extension is 3202.
personal help as needed, conduct library research sessions
CSM Alumni Association
for classes, and provide e-mail and telephone reference
service and computer-aided research services.
(CSMAA) The Mines Alumni Association has served
the Colorado School of Mines and its alumni since 1895.
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
Services and benefits of membership include:
CSM library and other associated Colorado libraries, inter-
library loan service provides access to materials from
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
regional and world-wide libraries.
alumni news; an annual directory of all Mines alumni;
on-line job listings; section activities providing a connection
Computing and Networking
to the campus and other Mines alumni around the world for
The Computing Center, which is housed on the second
social and networking purposes; connections to Mines
floor of the Green Center, provides computing and network-
through invitations to local and annual alumni meetings,
ing services to meet instructional and research needs and to
reunions, golf tournaments and other special events; awards,
support the academic mission of the Colorado School of
including the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be
Mines. Computer accounts and services are available to
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado resi-
registered students and current faculty members and staff.
dents; and e-mail forwarding services.
Information about services including activation of new
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
accounts and the hours during which the Computing Center
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
is open is available in a brochure which may be picked up at
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/gradu-
the Front Desk in Room 231 (303-273-3431) and on the Com-
ate students; assistance and support of School events such as
puting Center’s web page at http://www.mines.edu/Academic/
Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student recruit-
computer/. Problem reports can be made at the Front Desk
ing; organizes Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and pro-
or emailed to support@mines.edu.
grams enabling alumni input in school programming.
The campus network provides access to campus com-
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
puting resources and to the Internet, including email and
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
the World Wide Web. Centrally managed resources include
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
CO 80402-1410.
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Environmental Health and Safety
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 30401
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 195. The Department pro-
http://www.eslus.com
vides a wide variety of services to students, staff and faculty
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
members. Functions of the Department include: hazardous
Tele: 303-273-3516
waste collection and disposal; chemical procurement and
Fax; 303-273-3529
distribution; assessment of air and water quality; fire safety;
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; health physics; bio-
LAIS Writing Center
safety; and recycling. Staff is available to consult on issues
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-
such as chemical exposure control, hazard identification,
3085), the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility provid-
safety systems design, personal protective equipment, or regu-
ing all CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity
latory compliance. Stop by our office or call 303 273-3316.
to enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
Green Center
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
Office of International Programs
expected.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
facilitates international education, research and outreach
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
at CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
Affairs.
arranged for up to 500 people.
The office works with the departments and divisions of
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
the School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual
opportunities for CSM undergraduates and serve as an
equipment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern
informational and advising resource for them; (2) assist in
Computing Center and the Department of Geophysics.
attracting new international students to CSM; (3) serve as
an information resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
community, promoting faculty exchanges and the pursuit of
The INTERLINK Language program at CSM combines
collaborative international research activities; (4) foster
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
international outreach and technology transfer programs;
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
(5) facilitate arrangements for official international visitors
students planning to attend CSM or other American univer-
to CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the international-
sities, the program prepares students for a successful transi-
ization of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
tion to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
student needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning.
information about study abroad and other international
A special emphasis on English for Engineering and Tech-
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web
nology is especially beneficial to prospective CSM students.
page (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
Instruction is offered in nine-week sessions at five levels
of proficiency. Upon completion of the program, students
Office of Technology Transfer
should be ready for the rigorous demands of undergraduate
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
or graduate study. Successful completion of the program
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
may entitle qualified students to begin their academic studies
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
without a TOEFL score.
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
directly to the CSM president, and the office works closely
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
School’s Office of Legal Services to coordinate activities.
expenses. Spouses of CSM students are welcome to apply
Through its internal technical review team and external busi-
for admission. For further information contact INTERLINK
ness commercialization board, OTT strives to:
Language Center (ESL) at
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(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
post-award support for individual researchers, at all levels,
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
junior through senior, group and interdisciplinary research
CSM’s intellectual capital;
entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides information
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
to, and encourages collaboration with external sponsors,
faculty, students, and staff;
including industry, state and federal governments, other
academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
state, and nation through facilitating technology
As part of this role, ORD also will help obtain start-up
transfer to the commercial sector;
support and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
Research Services
neurship;
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant
faculty and students;
administration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
of expired agreements. Information on any of these areas of
the school’s quality research and education.
research and specific forms can be accessed on our web site
Office of Women in Science,
at www.csmis5.mines.edu/ors.
Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
Special Programs and Continuing
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
Education (SPACE)
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special programs,
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
and professional outreach programs to practicing engineers
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and
and other working professionals. Short courses, offered both
services for the CSM community regarding gender and
on the CSM campus and throughout the US, provide concen-
equity issues. For further information, contact: Debra K.
trated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by fac-
Lasich, Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineer-
ulty members, adjuncts, and other experienced professionals.
ing and Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500
The Office offers a broad array of programming for K-12
Illinois, Golden, CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097;
teachers and students through its Teacher Enhancement
dlasich@mines.edu or www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/
Program, the Denver Earth Science Project, the National
wisem
Science Academy, and Summer Investigations for Middle/
Public Relations
High Schoolers. The Office also coordinates educational
The communications staff in the President’s Office is
programs for international corporations and governments
responsible for public relations, marketing, media relations
through the International Institute for Professional Advance-
and numerous official campus publications.
ment and hosts the Mine Safety and Health Training Pro-
gram. A separate bulletin lists the educational programs
To ensure quality and consistency, all publications pro-
offered by the SPACE Office, CSM, 1600 Arapahoe St.,
duced on campus are required to adhere to official campus
Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303 273-3321; FAX 303 273-
publications guidelines, which can be found on the Public
3314; email space@mines.edu; website
Relations Web pages at www.mines.edu/All_about/public.
www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
The guidelines contain a list of vendors that departments
may use for publications services, such as writing, editing,
Telecommunications
design, photography, production, printing and distribution.
The Telecommunications Office is located at the west
For more information, call 303-273-3326.
end of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone
and voicemail services to the Campus, Residence Halls,
Research Development
Sigma Nu house, Fiji house, and the Mines Park housing
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
areas. The Telecommunications Office also maintains a
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
CSM Campus Directory in conjunction with the Information
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research
Services department available anytime to faculty, staff, and
experience and expertise to reflect the continually changing
students on the Web at www.mines.edu/directory.
internal and external environment in which we live and work.
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the hous-
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
ing rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The Telecom-
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in
munications Office provides maintenance for telephone lines
developing and implementing training programs for faculty,
and services.
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre- and
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Voicemail and calling Line ID (CLID) are available as
0.08 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
optional services by subscription. The fee is $22.50 per
International rates are available at the Telecommunications
semester for each service requested, and request forms are
Office or through the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/
available in the Housing Office, Telecommunications Office,
telecomm/Students/StudRate.asp . Accounts are issued at
or the Web: http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/
the beginning of the fall semester, or by request at any time.
Forms.shtm . The voicemail and CLID fee is nonrefundable
Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the student
after two weeks of continuous service, except in the case
accounts by the 5th of each month for calls made the
of departure from the campus (refunded at a decreased,
prior month, and invoices are mailed directly to students
monthly prorated rate).
at their campus address. Questions regarding the above
The Telecommunications Office provides long distance
services should be directed to the Telecommunications
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, Fiji
Office by calling (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488
house, and Mines Park housing areas through individual
and saying Telecommunications, or via the Web at
account codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are
http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/.
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Registration and Tuition Classification
General Registration Requirements
Eligibility for Thesis Registration
The normal full load for graduate students is 12 credit
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who
hours per term, however to allow for variations in course
have completed the minimum course and research require-
sizes, scheduling, etc., any students taking 10 or more credit
ments for their degree will be eligible to register for thesis
hours will be considered to be registered full time. Special
credit and will be considered to be pursuing their graduate
cases outlined below include first-year international students
program full time at a reduced registration level. In order to
who must receive special instruction to improve their
be considered to have completed the minimum course and
language skills, and students who have completed most
research requirements, students must satisfy the following
of their credit-hour requirements and are working full time
requirements:
on their thesis.
1. For M.S./M.E. students, completion of 36 hours of
Full-time graduate students may register for an overload
course and research credits combined
of up to 3 credit hours (up to 15 credit hours total) per term
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of course
at no increase in tuition. Subject to written approval by their
and research credits combined
advisor and department head or division director, students
may register for more than 15 credit hours per term by pay-
3. For all students, having approved Admission to
ing additional tuition at the regular part-time rate for all
Candidacy forms on file in the Graduate Office.
hours over 15. The maximum number of credits for which a
Transfer credits that have been accepted toward the
student can register during the summer is 12.
degree count toward the 36 or 72 hour requirement. Students
To remain in good standing, non-thesis students must
who are eligible for thesis registration will be considered full
register continuously for a minimum of 3 hours of course
time if they are registered for four hours of thesis credit
credit each fall and spring semester. Summer registration
under course numbers 700 (M.E.), 701 (M.S.) or 703 (Ph.D.)
is not required for non-thesis students to remain in good
as appropriate. Faculty will assign thesis grades indicating
standing.
satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress based on their evalua-
tion of the students’ work.
To remain in good standing, thesis-based students must
register continuously for a minimum of 4 credit hours each
Graduation Requirements
fall and spring semester. Students who continue to work on
Graduate students must be validly registered during the
degree programs and utilize CSM facilities during the sum-
term in which they complete their program. Students must
mer must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Students
complete all graduate degree requirements before the last
registered during the summer must pay full summer fees.
day of registration for the semester to avoid having to regis-
ter for that particular semester. Students registered for the
Candidates for thesis-based degrees may not use more
spring semester must complete all requirements before the
than 12 credit hours per semester in determining eligibility
last day of registration for the summer session or they will
for thesis registration as described below.
be required to register for either the summer or the following
During the fall and spring semesters, students supported
fall semester.
by CSM funds (assistantships, fellowships or other) must be
registered as full-time students as defined below.
Full-time Status - Required Course
Research Registration
Load
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring semes-
In addition to completing prescribed course work and
ters, students must register for 10 or more hours of course
defending a thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs
and research combined. However, international students need
must complete a research or engineering design experience
only register for 6 credit hours per semester during their first
under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor. Master
year, if they are required to take special language instruction
students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of research
or are accepted in Provisional Status. In the event a thesis-
credit, and doctoral students must complete a minimum of
based student has completed his or her required course work
24 hours of research credit at CSM. While completing this
and research credits (36 hours for master’s students and 72
experience, students will register for research credit under
hours for doctoral students) and has an approved Admission
course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as
to Candidacy form on file in the Graduate Office, the student
appropriate. Faculty will assign grades indicating satisfac-
will be deemed full-time if he or she is registered for at least
tory or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of
4 credit hours of thesis credit.
the students’ work.
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester,
students must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
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Late Registration Fee
It is in the interest of each graduate student who is a U.S.
Students must complete their registration by the date
citizen and who is supported on an assistantship or fellow-
specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to
ship to become a legal resident of Colorado at the earliest
complete their registration during this time will be assessed
opportunity. Typically, tuition at the non-resident rate will
a $100 late registration fee and will not receive any tuition
be paid by CSM for these students during their first year
fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
of study only. After the first year of study, these students
may be responsible for paying the difference between
Leave of Absence
resident and non-resident tuition.
Leaves of absence will be granted only when unantici-
Requirements for Establishing In-State Residency
pated circumstances make it temporarily impossible for
The specific requirements for establishing residency for
students to continue to work toward a degree. Any request
tuition classification purposes are prescribed by state law
for a leave of absence must have the prior approval of the
(Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because
student’s faculty advisor, the department head or division or
Colorado residency status is governed solely by Colorado
program director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The
law, that fact that a student might not qualify for in-state
request for a leave of absence must be in writing and must
status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
include (1) the reasons why the student must interrupt his or
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the burden
her studies and (2) a plan (including a timeline and dead-
of proof on the student to provide clear and convincing evi-
lines) for resuming and completing the work toward the
dence of eligibility.
degree in a timely fashion.
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in
Students on leaves of absence will remain in good
Colorado for the year immediately preceding the beginning
standing even though they are not registered for any course,
of the semester in which in-state status is sought. “Domicile”
research or thesis credits. However, time spent on a leave
is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of
of absence will count toward any time limitations for com-
habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for in-state
pleting degrees.
status if at least one parent (or his or her court-appointed
Thesis-based students may not do any work related to
guardian) has been domiciled in Colorado for at least one
their thesis and may not discuss their thesis with their faculty
year. If neither of the student’s parents are domiciliaries of
advisor while on a leave of absence.
Colorado, the student must be a qualified person to begin the
Students who wish to return to graduate school after an
one-year domiciliary period. A “qualified person” is some-
unauthorized leave of absence must apply for readmission
one who is at least twenty-two years old, married, or emanci-
and pay a $200 readmission fee.
pated. A student may prove emancipation if: (1) the student’s
parents have entirely surrendered the right to the student’s
Reciprocal Registration
custody and earnings; (2) the student’s parents are no longer
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State Sup-
under any duty to financially support the student; and (3) the
ported Institutions in Northern Colorado, CSM graduate
student’s parents have made no provision for the continuing
students who are paying full-time tuition may take courses
support of the student.
at Colorado State University, University of Northern
Colorado, and University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver,
To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified
Colorado Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no
person must be living in Colorado with the present intention
charge by completing the request form and meeting the
to reside permanently in Colorado. Although none of the
required conditions on registration and tuition, course load,
following indicia are determinative, voter registration, driver’s
and course and space availability. Request forms are avail-
license, vehicle registration, state income tax filings, real
able from the Registrar’s office.
property interests, and permanent employment (or accept-
ance of future employment) in Colorado will be considered
In-State Tuition Classification Status
in determining whether a student has the requisite intention
General Information
to permanently reside in Colorado. Once a student’s legal
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of
residence has been permanently established in Colorado, he
tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal
or she may continue to be classified as a resident student so
residence, is in Colorado. Each CSM student is classified as
long as such residence is maintained, even though circum-
either an “in-state resident” or a “non-resident” at the time
stances may require extended temporary absences from
of matriculation. These classifications, which are governed
Colorado.
by Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by
For more information about the requirements for estab-
each student on his or her application for admission to CSM.
lishing in-state residency, please contact the Registrar’s
A student who willfully furnishes incorrect information to
Office.
CSM to evade payment of non-resident tuition shall be sub-
ject to serious disciplinary action.
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Petitioning for In-State Tuition Classification
After the 10th (or 14th) week, no drops are permitted
A continuing, non-resident student who believes that he
except in case of withdrawal from school or for extenuating
or she has become eligible for in-state resident tuition due
circumstances. To request consideration of extenuating cir-
to events that have occurred subsequent to his or her initial
cumstances, a student must submit a written request which
enrollment may file a Petition for In-State Tuition Classifi-
includes the following:
cation with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is due in the
1. A list of the courses from which they wish to withdraw.
Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the semester
This must include all courses for which they are registered.
for which the student is requesting in-state resident status.
2. Documentation of the problem which is the basis for the
Upon receipt of the petition, the Registrar will initially
request.
decide whether the student should be granted in-state resi-
dency status. The Registrar’s decision may be appealed by
3. If the problem involves a medical condition, the docu-
petition to the Tuition Classification Review Committee.For
mentation must be signed by a licensed medical doctor
more information about this process, please contact the
or a representative of the CSM Counseling Office.
Registrar’s Office.
4. Signatures indicating approval by the student’s advisor
In-State Tuition Classification for WICHE Program
and department head or division director.
Participants
A student who is allowed to withdraw from courses
WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher
under this policy will receive a grade of “W” for each course
Education, promotes the sharing of higher education resources
and will be placed on automatic leave of absence. In order to
among the participating western states. Under this program,
resume their graduate program, they must submit a written
residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
application that includes documentation that the problems
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
which caused the withdrawal have been corrected. The
Utah, Washington, and Wyoming who are enrolled in quali-
student will be reinstated to active status upon approval of
fying graduate programs may be eligible for in-state tuition
their application by their advisor and their department head
classification. Current qualifying programs include:
or division director.
Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)
The financial impact of a withdrawal is covered in the
Chemistry (M.S.)
section on “Payments and Refunds.”
Engineering Systems (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
Auditing Courses
Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
As part of the maximum of 15 semester hours of gradu-
Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
ate work, students may enroll for no credit (NC) in a course
Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
with the permission of the instructor. Tuition charges are the
Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
same for no credit as for credit enrollment.
Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Students must enroll for no credit before the last day of
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more informa-
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is
tion about WICHE.
available in the Registrar’s Office. Grades of NC are awarded
Dropping and Adding Courses
only if all conditions stipulated by course instructors are met.
Students may drop or add courses through web registra-
Mines requires that all U.S. students who are being sup-
tion without paying a fee during the first 11 school days of
ported by the institution register full time, and federal finan-
a regular semester, the first four school days of a six-week
cial aid regulations prohibit us from counting NC registration
field course, or the first six school days of an eight-week
in determining financial aid eligibility. In addition, the INS
summer term.
requires that international students register full time, and
After the 11th day of classes through the 10th week,
recent anti-terrorism proposals discourage us from counting
continuing students may drop any course for any reason
NC registration toward that requirement. Furthermore, there
with a grade of W. Graduate students in their first semester
are no consistent standards for expectations of students who
at CSM have through the 14th week of that semester to drop
register for NC in a course. Therefore, in order to treat all
a course. A student must process a form and pay a $4.00 fee
CSM students consistently, NC registration will not count
for any change in class schedule after the first 11 days of
toward the minimum number of hours for which students are
class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or with-
required to register. This includes the 3- or 4-hour minimum
drawal from school. Forms are available in the Registrar’s
required of all students and the 4-, 6- or 10-hour requirement
Office.
for students who must register full time.
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The thesis-only registration policy was based on the prin-
NC registration may involve additional effort on the part
ciple that the minimum degree requirement (36 or 72 hours)
of faculty to give and/or grade assignments or exams, so it is
would include only the credits applied toward that degree.
the institution’s policy to charge tuition for NC courses.
Deficiency and extra courses are above and beyond that mini-
Therefore, NC registration will count toward the maximum
mum. NC courses fall into the latter category and may not be
number of credits for which a graduate student may be
applied toward the degree. Therefore, NC registration will not
allowed to register. If the tuition structure is changed to pro-
count toward the number of hours required to be eligible for
vide for a surcharge on credits over the maximum, NC regis-
reduced thesis registration.
tration will be included in the calculation of that surcharge.
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General Regulations
Graduate School Bulletin
Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons
It is the responsibility of the graduate student to become
Covered in this policy are the general ban on campus of
informed and to observe all regulations and procedures
firearms, explosives, and other weapons, exceptions to the
required by the program the student is pursuing. Ignorance
ban, and the firearm storage procedures.
of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving that rule.
Distribution of Literature
The Graduate Bulletin current when a graduate student first
Given in this policy are the restrictions on distributing
enrolls gives the academic requirements the student must
(including the selling of) literature, newspapers, and maga-
meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
zines on school property; the limit on distributing advertising
requirements in a later catalog published while the student
or commercial material (for example, handbills); the require-
is enrolled in the graduate school. Changes to administrative
ments for soliciting and vending on school property; and the
policies and procedures become effective for all students as
right to picket or demonstrate on campus.
soon as the campus community is notified of the changes.
Student Honor Code
Curriculum Changes
The associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
The CSM Board of Trustees reserves the right to change
(ASCSM) passed the new CSM Student Honor Code in a
any course of study or any part of the curriculum to respond
vote held in March 2003.
to educational and scientific developments. No statement in
this Bulletin or in the registration of any student shall be
Preamble
considered as a contract between Colorado School of Mines
The students of Colorado School of Mines have adopted
and the student.
the following Student Honor Code in order to establish a
high standard of student behavior at CSM. The Honor Code
General Policies of Student Conduct
may only be amended through a student referendum supported
In addition to the student conduct policies described in
by a majority vote of the Mines student body.
detail in this section of the Graduate Bulletin, the Colorado
Code
School of Mines has a number of policies which govern
Mines students believe it is our responsibility to promote
student behavior on campus. Following is a list of those
and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure our
important policies with a brief definition or description of
safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning envi-
each. Copies of the complete text describing each policy are
ronment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume respon-
available from the Office of the Vice President for Student
sibility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity.
Affairs.
As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest
Campus Security
standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
This policy is intended to improve security and reduce
regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and
crime on campus. It includes the publishing of campus crime
research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and
statistics and procedures for reporting crimes.
above all, with honor and integrity in all aspects of my aca-
Alcohol Use
demic endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work
This policy conforms to state and local laws on alcohol
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
use, distribution, and consumption. The text restates the legal
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I
drinking age, designates campus locations for consuming
will conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the
alcoholic beverages, explains procedures for planning student
library, computing center, and all other school facilities
events at which alcohol is served, and gives the penalties for
and resources. By practicing these principles, I will strive
violating the policy.
to uphold the principles of integrity and academic excellence
at Mines. I will not participate in or tolerate any form of
Drug Use
discrimination or mistreatment of another individual.
Recognizing the threat to health and welfare from the use
of illegal drugs. this policy requires CSM students to obey
Student Misconduct
all Colorado and Federal laws concerning the manufacture,
Policy
possession, sale, and use of drugs.
In an academic setting, student misconduct is broadly
Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
defined as behavior that erodes the basis of mutual trust on
which scholarly exchanges rest, undermines the Institution’s
This policy informs CSM students of community
ability to fairly and effectively evaluate a student’s academic
standards and potential consequences (the legal sanctions)
achievements, and restricts the Institution’s ability to accom-
for using alcohol or drugs illegally.
plish its scholarly objectives and educational mission. Because
of the serious institutional ramifications, student misconduct
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of the type and nature described below is not tolerated at
are those generally regarded as being appropriate in an
CSM. If a student is found to have engaged in these activities
academic setting, unless specific exceptions have been
sanctions ranging from a disciplinary change of grade, to loss
articulated by the instructor.
of institutional privileges or, in extreme cases, to academic
6. Impeding – negatively impacting the ability of other stu-
suspension or dismissal may be imposed by the Institution.
dents to successfully complete course or degree require-
Some of the more common forms of misconduct are listed
ments. Examples include removing materials from the
below as a guide. This list is not intended to be exhaustive,
library that are placed on reserve for general use; failing to
but rather illustrative of the practices the CSM community
provide team members necessary materials or assistance;
has deemed inappropriate.
and knowingly disseminating false information about the
1. Dishonest Conduct – general conduct unbecoming of a
nature of a test or examination.
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
Procedure
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
Initial Response to a Misconduct Allegation
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
If a faculty member has reasonable grounds for suspecting
and verifying as true things that are known to the student
that a student or students have engaged in academically dis-
not to be true or verifiable.
honest misconduct, he or she should inform the student or
2. Plagiarism – presenting the work of another as one’s
students of the allegations, and then attempt to resolve the
own. This is usually accomplished through omission of
issue directly with the students. In cases where allegations
acknowledgment. Examples include submitting as one’s
stem from graduate student research activities, the faculty
own work the work of another student, a ghost writer, or
member must make the student’s thesis committee aware of
a commercial writing service; quoting, either directly or
the allegations, and the thesis committee should attempt to
paraphrased, a source without appropriate acknowledg-
resolve the issue. In completing this process, faculty mem-
ment; and using figures, charts, graphs or facts without
bers will make reasonable efforts to maintain the confiden-
appropriate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional
tiality of the parties involved.
misuse or appropriation of another’s work is still consid-
Faculty members and thesis committees have broad dis-
ered plagiarism.
cretion to address and resolve misconduct matters in a man-
3. Falsification/Fabrication – inventing or altering informa-
ner that is commensurate with the infraction and consistent
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
with the values of the Institution. This includes imposition of
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that par-
appropriate sanctions for students involved in academically
ticular results were achieved from procedures when such
dishonest behavior. Possible sanctions include, but are not
procedures were not actually undertaken or when such
limited to, the following:
results were not actually supported by the pertinent data;
1) issuance of a reduced grade in a course,
false citation of source materials; reporting false informa-
2) revocation of specific student privileges, such as
tion about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences;
access to computer accounts, access to computer
submitting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed
networks, library privileges, access to buildings or
deadlines; and altering previously submitted examinations.
offices, etc., or, a
4. Tampering – interfering with, altering or attempting to
3) recommendation for suspension or dismissal.
alter university records, grades, assignments, or other
Students who disagree with the accusation or the penalty
documents without authorization. Examples include
imposed, may appeal the decision through the Institutional
using a computer or a false-written document to change
Investigation process described below. In the case where fac-
a recorded grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any
ulty recommend suspension or dismissal, the recommenda-
academic record; gaining unauthorized access to a univer-
tion itself triggers the Institutional Investigation process. In
sity record by any means.
this case, the faculty members making the recommendation
5. Cheating – giving, using, or attempting to give or use,
are responsible for formally requesting the Graduate Dean
unauthorized materials or aid with the intent of demon-
initiate an Institutional Investigation, as defined below.
strating academic performance through fraudulent means.
If any sanctions are imposed or recommended by the
Examples include copying from another student’s paper
faculty member or thesis committee, they must provide the
or receiving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test or
accused student, the student’s Department Head/Division
examination; using books, notes or other devices such as
Director and the Graduate Dean a written summary of the
calculators, unless explicitly authorized; acquiring without
infraction and the sanctions imposed or recommended. This
authorization copies of examinations before the scheduled
should be done within 10 business days following the impo-
examination; and copying reports, laboratory work or
sition of sanction.
computer files from other students. Authorized materials
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Institutional Investigation
◆ Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of
If allegations of student misconduct can not be addressed
3.0 or greater in graduate coursework;
and satisfactorily resolved informally, a formal inquiry and
◆ Receipt of an “In-Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade for
adjudication is undertaken by the Institution. The following
research or thesis credits; or
procedure is used in these cases.
◆ Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” recommenda-
1. If a student would like to appeal a faculty accusation and
tion from: (1) the head or director of the student’s
sanction, the student must notify the Graduate Dean, in
home department or division, (2) the student’s thesis
writing, of his/her intent to appeal and provide documenta-
committee, or (3) a departmental committee charged
tion supporting his or her case within 10 business days of
with the responsibility of monitoring the student’s
having received the summary document distributed above.
progress.
If faculty have made a recommendation for suspension or
dismissal, the Graduate Dean will notify the student di-
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a gradu-
rectly and ask for submission of the required materials.
ate student shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate Studies
A student has 10 working days from receipt of this notifi-
in a timely manner. Students making unsatisfactory progress
cation to submit these materials.
by any of the measures listed above shall be placed on aca-
demic probation upon the first occurrence of such indication.
2. The Graduate Dean will forward the student’s submission
Upon the second occurrence of an unsatisfactory progress
to the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council is a sub-
indication, the Dean shall notify the student that he or she is
committee of the Faculty Senate charged with advising the
subject to discretionary dismissal according to the procedure
Senate and the Graduate Dean on issues related to graduate
outlined below.
study at CSM. The Graduate Dean will do this within 5
business days of having received materials from the student.
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal
Procedures
3. The Graduate Council will select an ad hoc subcommittee
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of
that is charged with investigating the allegation and pro-
an initial indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the
viding the Graduate Dean and Graduate Council with find-
Dean of Graduate Studies shall notify the student of his or
ings and recommendations regarding the appropriateness
her probationary status in a timely manner.
of the sanctions imposed or recommended. Graduate
Council and its ad hoc subcommittee have 20 business
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal as a
days from its receipt of pertinent materials from the Grad-
result of a second indication of unsatisfactory academic
uate Dean to investigate and submit, in writing, its findings
progress, the Dean shall notify the student and invite him
and recommendations to the Dean.
or her to submit a remedial plan, including performance
milestones and deadlines, to correct the deficiencies that
4. Taking into consideration the Council’s findings and
caused or contributed to the student’s unsatisfactory aca-
recommendations, the Graduate Dean will issue a written
demic progress. The remedial plan, which must be approved
decision in the case within 10 business days of receiving
by the student’s faculty advisor and endorsed by the depart-
recommendations the Council’s report. The Graduate
ment head, division or program director, shall be submitted
Dean’s decision is final.
to the Dean no later than 21 days from the date upon which
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
the student received official notification from the Dean
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
regarding his or her discretionary dismissal status. If the
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee.
Dean concludes that the remedial plan is likely to lead to
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin
successful completion of all degree requirements within an
acceptable time frame, the Dean may halt the discretionary
Provisions
dismissal process and allow the student to continue working
If a conflict or inconsistency is found to exist between
toward his or her degree. If the Dean concludes that the
these policies and any other provision of the CSM Graduate
remedial plan is inadequate, or that it is unlikely to lead to
Bulletin, the provisions of these policies shall govern the
successful completion of all degree requirements within an
resolution of such conflict or inconsistency.
acceptable time frame, the Dean shall notify the student of
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
his or her discretionary dismissal and inform the student of
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in
his or her right to appeal the dismissal as outlined below.
Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
Students in thesis-based degree programs who are not
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a
admitted to candidacy within the time limits specified in this
graduate degree shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the
Bulletin will be subject to immediate discretionary dismissal
following conditions occur:
according to the procedure outlined above. Failure to fulfill
this requirement will be reported to the Dean of Graduate
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Studies in a timely manner by the department head or
Dean within 30 days. During the course of performing this
division/program director.
function, the committee may: (1) interview the student, the
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Resulting
student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the student’s thesis
committee; (2) review all documentation related to the
in Mandatory Dismissal
appeal under consideration; (3) secure the assistance of
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the
outside expertise, if needed; and (4) obtain any other infor-
following measures shall result in immediate, mandatory
mation necessary to properly consider the appeal.
dismissal of a graduate student: (1) failure to successfully
defend the thesis after two attempts; or (2) failure by a
The authority to render a final decision regarding all
student subject to discretionary dismissal to achieve a per-
graduate student appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the
formance milestone or meet a deadline contained in his or
Dean of Graduate Studies.
her remedial plan. The Dean of Graduate Studies shall be
Exceptions and Appeals
notified promptly of any situation that may subject a student
Academic Policies and Requirements
to mandatory dismissal. In this event, the Dean shall notify
Academic policies and requirements are included in the
the student of his or her dismissal and inform the student of
Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees as
his or her right to appeal the dismissal as outlined below.
delegated to the Faculty Senate. These include matters such
Students who have been notified of discretionary dis-
as degree requirements, grading systems, thesis and disserta-
missal will be placed in non-degree status. They may request
tion standards, admission standards and new and modified
reinstatement to their former degree status by submitting a
degree programs, certificates, minors and courses. No CSM
letter to their department head or division director summariz-
administrator, faculty or staff member may change, waive or
ing the reasons that they were dismissed and describing the
grant exceptions to such academic policies and requirements
steps (including a timeline and milestones) they propose to
without approval of the Graduate Council, the Senate and/or
take in order to complete their degree program in a timely
the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
fashion. The department head or division director will for-
Administrative Policies and Procedures
ward the request to the Graduate Dean accompanied by his
Administrative Policies and Procedures are included in
or her decision and the reasons for the decision. The deci-
this Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees
sion of the department head or division director is final and
as delegated to the appropriate administrative office. These
may not be appealed.
include (but are not limited to) matters such as student
Students who have been notified of mandatory dismissal
record keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and dead-
will be placed in non-degree status. They may request
lines, registration requirements and procedures, assessment
readmission to either the same or a different degree program
of tuition and fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean
by submitting a full application for admission to the Grad-
of Graduate Studies may waive or grant exceptions to such
uate Office. The application will be reviewed through the
administrative policies and procedures as warranted by the
normal admission process.
circumstances of individual cases.
If a student who has been reinstated or readmitted to their
Any graduate student may request a waiver or exception
former degree program subsequently is found to be making
by the following process:
unsatisfactory progress, they immediately will be subject to
1. Contact the Graduate Office to determine whether a stan-
mandatory dismissal.
dard form exists. If so, complete the form. If a standard
Appeal Procedures
form does not exist, prepare a memo with a statement of
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be
the request and a discussion of the reasons why a waiver
appealed by a graduate student pursuant to this procedure.
or exception would be justified.
To trigger review hereunder, an appeal must: (1) be in writ-
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s
ing; (2) contain a succinct description of the matter being
advisor and department head or division director, then
appealed; and (3) be filed with the Office of the Dean of
submit it to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Graduate Studies no later than 30 days from the date upon
which the student received official notification from the
3. If the request involves academic policies or requirements,
Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
the Dean of Graduate Studies will request Graduate
Council approval at their next regularly scheduled meeting.
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or
mandatory dismissal, the Dean shall appoint a review com-
4. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of
mittee composed of three tenured faculty members who are
the decision. The student may file a written appeal with
not members of the student’s home or minor department or
the Vice-President for Academic Affairs within two weeks
division. The review committee shall review the student’s
of being notified of the decision. The VPAA will investi-
appeal and issue a written recommendation thereon to the
gate as appropriate to the issue under consideration and
render a decision. The decision of the VPAA is final.
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5. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will
Students may receive graduate credit for 300-level courses
notify the Graduate Council of the request, the decision
only in those interdisciplinary programs which have been
and the reasons for the decision. If the Graduate Council
recommended by both departments and have been approved
endorses the decision, then any other student in the same
by the Graduate Council before the students enroll in the
situation having the same justification can expect the same
course. In that case a maximum of nine total hours of 300-
decision.
and 400-level courses will be accepted for graduate credit.
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis
Independent Study
The award of a thesis-based graduate degree is condi-
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
tioned on the student’s deposit of his or her completed thesis
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
in the CSM library to ensure its availability to the public.
of effort in educational activity involved. To register for
Although the student retains the copyright in the thesis,
independent study or for a “special topics” course, a student
by depositing the thesis with the library, the student assigns
should get from the Registrar’s Office the form provided for
a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to CSM to
that purpose, have it completed by the instructor involved
permit CSM to copy the thesis and allow the public reason-
and appropriate department/division head, and return it to
able access to it.
the Registrar’s Office.
Under special circumstances, CSM may agree to include
Course and Thesis Grades
proprietary research in a graduate student’s thesis. The nature
All candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a
and extent of the proprietary research reported in the thesis
cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses
must be agreed upon in writing by the principal investigator,
taken after acceptance into a degree program, including both
student and Dean of Graduate Studies. In some cases, the
graduate and undergraduate courses. A grade of D is unsatis-
proprietary nature of the underlying research may require the
factory and is not acceptable for graduate credit.
school to delay public access to the completed thesis for a
For research and thesis credits, students receive either an
limited period of time. In no case will public access to the
“In Progress-Satisfactory” or an “In Progress-Unsatisfactory”
thesis be denied for more than12 months from the date the
grade based on their faculty advisor’s evaluation of their
Statement of Work Completion form is submitted to the
work. When the thesis is satisfactorily completed, the stu-
Graduate School.
dent receives a grade of M-Completed on his or her final
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies
semester transcript. Research and thesis grades do not enter
If the department or Graduate School decides that new
into the calculation of the student’s grade point average.
students do not have the necessary background to complete
Students who fail to maintain a grade point average of
an advanced degree, they will be required to enroll in
at least 3.0, or who receive an In Progress-Unsatisfactory
courses for which they will receive no credit towards their
research or thesis grade are placed on academic probation
graduate degree, or complete supervised readings, or both.
by the Graduate Dean. If a student becomes eligible for pro-
Students are notified of their apparent deficiency areas in
bation a second time, he or she must submit a plan for com-
their acceptance letter from the Graduate School or in their
pleting the degree program successfully in order to avoid
first interview with their department advisor.
dismissal. (See the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Graduate students must attain a B average in deficiency
policy elsewhere in this section.)
courses, and any student receiving a grade of D in a defi-
Grade Appeal Process
ciency course will be required to repeat the course. Grades
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
for these deficiency courses are recorded on the student’s
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility
transcript, become part of the student’s permanent record,
includes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a
and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students whose
course, defining how grades will be assigned in a way that
undergraduate records are deficient should remove all defi-
is consistent with these objectives, and then assigning
ciencies as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate
grades. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the
studies.
grading criteria and then maintain the standards of academic
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
performance established for each course in which he or she
Courses
is enrolled.
Students may receive graduate credit for a maximum
If a student believes they have been unfairly graded,
of nine semester hours of department-approved 400-level
the student may appeal this decision to the Faculty Affairs
course work not taken to remove deficiencies upon the rec-
Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs
ommendation of the graduate committee and the approval
Committee is the faculty body authorized to review and
of the Graduate Dean.
modify course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any
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decision made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final.
grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
In evaluating a grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee
either: 1) the original grading decision is upheld, or
will place the burden of proof on the student. For a grade
2) sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
to be revised by the Faculty Affairs Committee, the student
assigned unfairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs
must demonstrate that the grading decision was unfair by
Committee will assign the student a new grade for the
documenting that one or more of the following conditions
course. The Committee’s written decision will be deliv-
applied:
ered to the President of the Faculty Senate, the student,
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
the instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
Division Director no later than 15 working days following
penalty for academic dishonesty.
the Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
unreasonably different from those applied to other stu-
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
dents in that course.
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
Graduation
substantially and unreasonably from those previously
All students expecting to graduate must submit a
articulated by the instructor.
graduation application to the Office of Graduate
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
Studies.
All students expecting to graduate must submit a gradua-
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
tion application to the Office of Graduate Studies.
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in
supporting the student’s case.
advance of the date of Commencement to allow time for
engraving diplomas and for printing graduation invitations
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
and programs. Students who submit applications after the
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
stated deadline cannot be guaranteed a diploma dated for
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
that graduation, and cannot be assured inclusion in the grad-
appeals must be delivered to the instructor prior to 10
uation program.
working days after the start of the semester immediately
following the semester in which the contested grade was
All graduating students must officially check out of
received. In the event that the course instructor is unavail-
School, including paying the mandatory graduation fee.
able because of illness, sabbatical, retirement, or resigna-
Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate Office
tion from the university, the course coordinator (first) or
and must be completed and returned by the established
the Department Head/Division Director (second) shall rep-
deadline. Students must register for the next term unless the
resent the instructor.
graduation checkout process is completed by the last day of
registration for the following semester.
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
unsatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
successful completion of all program requirements with at
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
least a 3.0 GPA before the date of graduation. Students who
connection with the previous step to the President of the
fail to graduate at the time originally anticipated must reapply
Faculty Senate. This appeal must be submitted to the
for the next graduation before the appropriate deadline date
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 20 working
stated in the Graduate Handbook.
days after the start of the semester immediately following
Students who have completed all of their degree require-
the semester in which the contested grade was received.
ments before the specific graduation date, but who have not
The President of the Faculty Senate will forward the stu-
applied for graduation can, if necessary, request a letter from
dent’s appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty
the Graduate Office certifying the completion of their pro-
Affairs Committee, and the course instructor’s Department
grams. The student should apply for the next graduation, and
Head/Division Director.
the diploma will show the date of that graduation.
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
Graduation exercises are held in December and May.
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review
Students eligible to graduate at these times are expected to
of the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any
attend their respective graduation exercises. Students may
other information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal,
not, under any circumstances, attend graduation exercises
the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine whether the
before completing all degree requirements.
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Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
be released by the School for any student or graduate who
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
T
Transfer Credit
Withdrawing from School
PRG Satisfactory Progress
To officially withdraw from CSM, a graduate student
PRU Unsatisfactory Progress
must process a withdrawal form through the Graduate
INC
Incomplete
Office. When the form is completed, the student will receive
NC
Not for Credit
grades of W in courses in progress. If the student does not
Z
Grade not yet Submitted
officially withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s.
M
Thesis Completed
Leaving school without having paid tuition and fees will
result in the encumbrance of the transcript.
Incomplete Grade
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because
Nondegree Students
of illness or other reasonable excuse, the student receives a
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pur-
grade of Incomplete, a temporary grade which indicates a
sue a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses
deficiency in the quantity of work done.
regularly offered on campus. Nondegree students register for
A graduate student must remove all Incomplete grades
courses after degree students have registered. Such students
within the first four weeks of the first semester of attendance
may take any course for which they have the prerequisites as
following that in which the grade was received. If not
listed in the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the
removed within the four weeks, the Incomplete will become
instructor. Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are
an F unless the Registrar extends the time upon the written
required.
recommendation of the instructor granting the Incomplete.
Veterans’ Benefits
Satisfactory Progress Grade
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
A student may receive a grade of Satisfactory Progress
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
for independent study courses extending for more than one
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Graduate students must register for
semester. The progress grade has no point value and is used
and maintain ten hours of graduate work in any semester to
only for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or certain
be certified as a full-time student for full-time benefits. Any
special project courses, or for special sections of one-semes-
hours taken under the full-time category will decrease the
ter courses which are spread over two terms. In such cases,
benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
the student receives a grade of PRG, which indicates that
Students receiving benefits must report all changes
the work is not completed. The independent study grade is
in hours, addresses, marital status, or dependents to the
replaced by a letter grade when the course work is completed.
Veterans’ Counseling Office located in the Registrar’s Office
The student must register again in the same course in the
as soon as possible to avoid overpayment or underpayment.
next semester of attendance. If a progress grade is received
Veterans must see the Veterans’ Counselor each semester to
for a course taken in the second semester of the school year,
be certified for any benefits for which they may be eligible.
the student may, with the permission of the department
In order for veterans to continue to receive benefits, they
head, reregister in that course in the summer session, in
must make satisfactory progress as defined by CSM.
which case the letter grade must be given at the end of the
Grading System
summer session.
Grades
NC Grade
When a student registers in a course, one of the following
For special reasons and with the instructor’s permission,
grades will appear on the academic record. Grades are based
a student may register in a course for no credit (NC). To
on the level of performance and represent the extent of the
have the grade NC appear on the transcript, the student must
student’s demonstrated mastery of the material listed in the
enroll at registration time as a NC student in the course and
course outline and achievement of the stated course objec-
comply with all conditions stipulated by the course instructor.
tives. These are CSM’s grade symbols and their values:
If a student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions,
A
Excellent
no record of this registration in the course will be made.
B
Good
Quality Hours and Quality Points
C
Satisfactory
For graduation a student must successfully complete a
D
Unsatisfactory (not acceptable for graduate credit)
certain number of required semester hours and must main-
F
Failed
tain grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
the quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
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quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
grade point average. However, upon submittal of a written
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
request from the student, with the approval of the student’s
earned in any course is the number of semester hours assigned
advisor and department head or division director, the first
to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the grade
grade will be excluded when calculating the grade point
received. The quality hours earned are the number of semes-
average for purposes of meeting the minimum requirement
ter hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are awarded.
for graduation.
To compute a grade-point average, the number of cumulative
Access to Student Records
quality hours is divided into the cumulative quality points
In compliance with Article 99.6 of the U.S. Department
earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, M, or NC are
of Education regulations under the Family Education Rights
not counted in quality hours.
and Privacy Act, Colorado School of Mines notifies its
Semester Hours
students each year in the Fall Schedule of Courses of their
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
rights to inspect and review their education records, to cor-
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
rect inaccurate or misleading information through informal
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
and formal hearings, and to prevent disclosure of individual
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
student records.
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
CSM policy, which is available from the Registrar’s
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
Office, explains in detail the procedures to be used by the
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
school to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act.
at least two hours of preparation.
Students should be aware that such personal information as
Grade-Point Averages
names, addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, major
Grade point averages are calculated, recorded and reported
field of study, degrees awarded, last school attended, dates
to three decimal places for whatever purposes those averages
of attendance, class, honors, and athletic participation is
are used. All graduate degree programs require that students
considered directory information which may be released by
have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
the school unless the student notifies CSM in writing before
order to be eligible to receive the degree. All courses
the end of the first two weeks of the first semester the stu-
(including deficiency courses) taken after first enrolling in
dent is registered that he or she does not want that informa-
a graduate degree program are included in the calculation
tion disclosed.
of the grade point average for that program. If a graduate
Students can file complaints with the Family Educational
student re-takes a course a second time and receives a higher
Rights and Privacy Act Office about alleged failures by the
grade, both grades will remain on the transcript and be
school to comply with the Act.
included in the calculation of the student’s overall CSM
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Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum, con-
Student Health Plan*
sistent with the cost of instruction and the amount of state
At publication 2003–2004 rates had not been determined.
funds appropriated to the School.
Other Courses and Programs
The following rates are in effect for 2003–2004.
Executive Program, Master of Science in Environmental
Increases can be expected in subsequent years.
Science and Engineering:
$200/credit hr
Tuition
Economics and Business IFP Exchange Program:
$1,000/semester
Full-time Students
Resident
Non-resident
Student Fees and Descriptions
$2,850/sem
$9,515/sem
All students enrolled for four semester hours or more
For more information see the CSM web site at
are charged the following mandatory, non-waivable fees by
http://csmis5.mines.edu/tuition/.
CSM. Some of the fees listed are not relevant for graduate
students.
Fees
Health Center Fee: Revenues support physician/medical
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
services to students. $45.00/term
During a regular semester, students taking less than
4 credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except
Associated Students Fee: Revenues support student organi-
for the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take
zations/events/activities, i.e., newspaper, homecoming,
part in student activities and receive student privileges may
E-Days. $63.00/term
do so by paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4
Athletic Fee: Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
or more credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
entitles student entrance to all scheduled athletic events
Health Center* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
and use of the facilities. $47.00/term
Associated Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.00
Student Assistance Fee: Funds safety awareness programs,
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137.00
parking facility maintenance. $14.50/term
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.50
Student Services Fee: Revenues support bonded indebted-
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
ness; other student services, i.e., Placement/Co-Op,
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $366.50
Student Activities, Student Life, Student Development
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
Center, and services provided in the student center.
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
$137.00/term
coverage through another plan.
Technology Fee: Funds technology infrastructure and equip-
Summer Session
ment for maximum student use. The School matches the
Academic Courses & Thesis Research
student fee revenues dollar for dollar. $60.00/term
Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
All degree students enrolled for 7.0 semester hours or
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.50
more are charged the following mandatory, waivable fees by
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.50
CSM:
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
Student Health Insurance: Revenues contribute to a self
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $144.50
insurance pool. At publication 2003–2004 rates had not
Field Term Courses
been determined.
On-campus: Health Center $17.00
Students pay the following fees based on enrollment in
Student Services $51.00
specific courses or other circumstances:
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transpor-
tation, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
Late Insurance Waiver Fee: Revenues provide funds for the
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
administration of the health insurance program. $60.00
fee is $135.)
Transcript Fee: Revenues support the cost of providing
Graduation Fee
transcripts. $2.00/term
(includes thesis binding and other expenses)
Add/Drop Charge: Revenues offset the cost of processing
Professional $169.00
Add/Drop registration. $4.00 each
Masters (Thesis)
$292.00
Late Registration Fee: Revenues offset the cost of process-
Masters (Non-Thesis)
$189.00
ing late registration. Assessed after 5 days. $100.00
Doctors
$310.00
(graduate students)
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Late Payment Penalty: Revenues offset billing costs for
The Colorado School of Mines does not automatically
late tuition payments. 1.5% of outstanding balance
assess any optional fees or charges.
Damage Charges (Housing): Revenues are used to repair
Note: Graduate students who register for undergraduate
or replace damaged items/rooms in CSM rental units.
courses to satisfy deficiencies may be assessed the same fee
Residence halls - $50.00; Mines Park & Prospector
that an undergraduate student would pay.
Village - $400.00
Payments and Refunds
Refrigerator/Microwave Permits: Revenues are used to
Payment Information
offset extra electrical usage consumed by residence hall
A student is expected to complete the registration
occupants who choose to bring these personal items.
process, including the payment of tuition and fees, before
$15.00 per permit
attending class. Students should mail their payments to:
Bike Locker Rental: Revenues provide and maintain locker
Cashier Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St. Golden,
facilities for resident students. $45.00/term
CO 80401-1869 or pay at the Cashier’s Office in The Ben
Residence Hall Room Charge: Revenues support mainte-
Parker Student Center. Please write your social security
nance, improvements, and residence hall administration.
number on payment.
See page 10
Late Payment Penalties
Meal Plan Charges: Revenues provide meals and maintain
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans. See
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
page 10
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
Residence Hall Association Fee: Revenues support social
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
activities for the residence halls. $35.00/year
Financial Responsibility
Housing and Rental Fees: Rental fees for housing rentals
Registration for classes at CSM implies an obligation by
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges, main-
the student to meet all related financial responsibilities in a
tain and improve properties. See Housing page 8
timely manner. Students who do not fulfill their financial
Tuition Paid-Out: CSM has advanced tuition to another
obligations according to published deadlines are subject to
school. Charges are reimbursement request for those
the following: late payment penalties accrued on any out-
advances. Only for sponsored students - paid by sponsor
standing balance, and the withholding of transcripts. Past
Books/Supplies Fees: Advances made to or on behalf of the
due accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collec-
students. Charges are reimbursement only. Only for spon-
tion Services in accordance with Colorado law. Collection
sored students - paid by sponsor
costs will be added to the student’s account, and delinquen-
Computer Usage Fees: Revenues assist in providing institu-
cies may be reported to national credit bureaus.
tional/research computing services. $500.00/term - paid
Encumbrances
by sponsor
A student will not be permitted to register for future
Refunds or Advances: These charges are simply reimburse-
classes, to graduate, or to get an official transcript of his
ment requests for funds advanced to or on behalf of the
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
student. Funds received merely replace those advances.
Refunds
N/A
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
Payments: CSM must repay to the bank any student funds
following policy:
for which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected
The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based pri-
from the student replace those advances. N/A
marily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a stu-
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled): When students
dent withdraws from a course or courses, assessments will
become ineligible for grant, loan, or scholarship money
be adjusted as follows:
which they have received, the recall of those funds are
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
reflected. N/A
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
Return Check: The amount of a student’s check which has
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjust-
been returned for insufficient funds.
ed to the new course level without penalty.
Return Check Charge: Revenues offset bank fees for
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
returned checks. $20.00
after the add/drop period, and the student does not offi-
cially withdraw from school, no adjustment in charges
Voicemail Fee: Assessed to students living in the residence
will be made.
halls who request voice mail services. (Optional.)
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✔ If the withdrawal from courses is made after the
Purpose of Financial Aid
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting stu-
according to the following schedule:
dents with limited personal resources;
✔ Within the 7 calendar days following the end of
2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do
the add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in
research;
charges.
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
provide academic leadership for continually improving grad-
percent reduction in charges.
uate programs.
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
Employment Restrictions and Agreements
percent reduction in charges.
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be
part time are not eligible for financial aid through the Grad-
made.
uate School.
To comply with federal regulations surrounding student
Students who are awarded assistantships must sign an
financial aid programs, the Director of Financial Aid may
appointment contract, which gives the terms of appointment
modify this schedule in individual circumstances.
and specifies the amount of work required. Graduate assis-
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
tants who hold regular appointments are expected to devote
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
all of their efforts to their educational program and may not
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
be otherwise employed without the written permission of
ber of days in these semesters.
their supervisor and the Graduate Dean. Students with
assistantships during the academic year must be registered
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
as full time; during the summer session they must be regis-
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
tered for a minimum of three credit hours.
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
Aid Application Forms.
for the entire semester.
New students interested in applying for financial aid are
encouraged to apply early. Financial aid forms are included
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
in Graduate School application packets and may be filled out
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund
and returned with the other application papers.
determined as required by federal law or regulations.
Colorado Graduate Fellowships.
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
The Dean of Graduate Studies awards Colorado Fellow-
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time,
ships based on the student’s academic performance. Students
energy, and money by serious students who expect a sub-
need to be recommended by their departments.
stantial return not only in satisfaction but also in future
earnings. Applicants are expected to weigh carefully the
Graduate Student Loans.
investment they are willing to make against expected bene-
Need-based federal and CSM student loans are available
fits before applying for admission.
for graduate students who need additional funding beyond
Students are also expected to make full use of any
their own resources and any assistantships or fellowships
resources available, including personal and loan funds,
they may receive. The CSM Graduate Financial Aid
to cover expenses, and the School can offer some students
Application and the Free Application for Federal Student
financial aid through graduate research and teaching assist-
Aid must be completed to apply for these loan funds.
antships and through industry, state, and federal fellowships.
Forms are available from the Financial Aid Office,
which handles student loans. The Financial Aid Office tele-
phone number is 303-273-3220, and the e-mail address is
finaid@mines.edu.
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Graduate Degrees and Requirements
Colorado School of Mines offers post-baccalaureate
II. Master of Science and Engineering
programs leading to the awarding of Graduate Certificates,
Programs
Professional Masters degrees, thesis and non-thesis Master
A. General Requirements
of Science and Master of Engineering degrees, and Doctor
Graduate study at CSM can lead to one of a number of
of Philosophy degrees. This section describes these degree
thesis and non-thesis based Master’s degrees, depending on
programs and explains the requirements for each.
the interests of the student. All Master’s degree programs
I. Professional Programs
share the same academic requirements for grades, definition
A. Graduate Certificate Program
of minor programs, and the need to apply for admission to
Graduate Certificate Programs at CSM are designed to
candidacy.
have selective focus, consist of course work only, and can be
1. Academic Requirements
completed in a single semester. The Division of Liberal Arts
Each Master’s degree at CSM requires a minimum of 36
and International Studies offers three graduate certificate pro-
total credit hours. As part of this 36 hours, departments and
grams with specialization in International Political Economy
divisions are required to include a research or design experi-
(IPE), International Political Economy of Resources (IPER),
ence supervised by CSM faculty. For more information about
and Science and Technology Policy. For more information
the specific research/design requirements, please refer to
about these programs, please refer to the “Liberal Arts and
the appropriate department/division section of the “Graduate
International Studies ” section of the “Graduate Degree Pro-
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this
grams and Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin.
Bulletin.
Other graduate certificate programs may be introduced
No more than 9 of the minimum required 36 hours may
from time to time in response to demand from students.
be transfer credit. The transfer credit limit includes CSM
Please contact the appropriate department or division to learn
distance learning courses. All credits applied toward degree,
about any offerings that might not have been announced at
expect transfer credits, must be earned on campus. Students
the time this Bulletin was published.
must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or
B. Professional Master’s Program
better in CSM course work.
CSM awards specialized, career-oriented non-thesis Mas-
Students are normally admitted into the Master of Science
ter degrees with the title of “Professional Master of (descrip-
degree program in the department/division to which they
tive title).” These are custom-designed, interdisciplinary
have applied. If, however, a candidate would like to obtain
degrees, each with a curriculum that is designed to meet the
the Master of Engineering degree, the candidate must, in
career advancement needs of a particular group of profes-
addition to the requirements described above, either have a
sionals in a field that is part of CSM’s role and mission.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or complete no fewer than
Currently Professional Master’s degrees are offered in Petro-
16 credit hours of engineering courses as part of their Master’s
leum Reservoir Systems, Mineral Exploration and Mining
program. Courses satisfying the engineering course require-
Geosciences, and Environmental Geochemistry. Professional
ment are determined by the department/division hosting the
Master degree programs are, however, created as the need
degree.
arises, and information about degree programs available at
2. Minor Programs
any particular time can be obtained from the Graduate Office
Students may choose to have a minor program at the
at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
Master’s level. The minor program may not be taken in the
Each Professional Master’s degree consists of a minimum
student’s major area of study. A designated minor requires a
of 36 total credit hours. Up to 15 of the 36 credits may be
minimum of 9 semester hours of course work and must be
transfer credit. The transfer limit includes CSM distance
approved by the student’s advisor, home department head,
learning courses. No fewer than 15 credits must be earned
and a faculty representative of the minor area of study.
on campus. Up to six of these credit hours may be in the
3. Admission to Candidacy
form of project credits done on the job as an employee or as
Full-time students must complete the following require-
a graduate intern. If project credits are to be used, the project
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into the
proposal and final report must be approved by a CSM faculty
Master’s degree program.
advisor, direct supervision may be provided by the employer.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of
◆ have a thesis committee appointment form on file in
3.0 or better in CSM course work.
the Graduate Office;
◆ complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
requirements of their department, division or program;
and
◆ be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
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Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
voting member of the student’s Thesis Committee. The stu-
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
dent’s department head or division director and the Graduate
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
Dean must approve all faculty advisor appointments.
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor,
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
professor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary.
the Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus repre-
Upon completion of the above defined requirements,
sentatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate
students must submit an Admission to Candidacy form docu-
and upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisite and core
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
curriculum requirements and granting permission to begin
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
Master’s level research. The form must have the written
be selected from the student’s home department.
approval of all members of the advisor and thesis committee,
2. Thesis Committee
if appropriate.
The Graduate Dean appoints a Thesis Committee whose
B. Non-thesis Option
members have been recommended by the student, the student’s
Non-thesis Master’s degrees are currently offered in
faculty advisor, and the student’s department head. Students
Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Engineering
should have a thesis committee appointed by the end of their
Systems, Engineering and Technology Management, Envi-
second semester. This Committee will have a minimum of
ronmental Science and Engineering, Geological Engineering,
three voting members, including the student’s advisor, who
Materials Science, Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
are familiar with the student’s area of study. Of these Com-
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mineral Eco-
mittee members, two must be from the home department
nomics, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering.
or, in the case of interdisciplinary degree programs, an allied
department. Off-campus members can be assigned to the
In lieu of preparing a thesis, the non-thesis master’s pro-
Committee to serve either with full voting status or in a non-
gram students are required to complete a research or design
voting capacity. Off-campus members with voting status
experience taken as a special problem or as an independent
assume all of the responsibilities of on-campus Committee
study course. See the department/division section of the
members with respect to attendance of Committee meetings,
“Graduate Degree Programs and Description of Courses”
review of thesis drafts and participation in oral examinations
portion of this Bulletin for more information. Although non-
and thesis defense sessions. If a thesis co-advisor is assigned,
thesis master’s students are not assigned a Thesis Committee,
an additional faculty member from the home or allied depart-
students in this program do select a faculty advisor, subject to
ment must be added to the committee. Students who choose
the approval of the student’s home department.
to have a minor program at the master’s. level must select a
C. Thesis Option
representative from their minor area of study to serve on the
Thesis-based Master of Science and Master of Engineer-
Thesis Committee. Minor representatives must be full-time
ing degrees require completion of a satisfactory thesis and
members of the CSM faculty.
successful oral defense of this thesis. The Master of Science
Shortly after its appointment, the Committee will meet
thesis is expected to report on original research that results in
with the student to hear a presentation of the proposed course
new knowledge and/or techniques. The Master of Engineer-
of study and thesis topic. The Committee and the student
ing thesis is expected to report on creative engineering design
must agree on a satisfactory program and the student must
that applies state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to
obtain the Committee’s approval of the written thesis pro-
solve an important problem. In both cases, the thesis should
posal at least one semester prior to the thesis defense. The
be an exemplary product that meets the rigorous scholarship
student’s faculty advisor assumes the primary responsibility
standards of the Colorado School of Mines. The student’s
for monitoring the program and directing the thesis work.
faculty advisor and the Master’s Thesis Committee must ap-
The award of the thesis-based Master’s degree is contingent
prove the program of study and the topic for the thesis. The
upon the student’s researching and writing a thesis acceptable
format of the thesis must comply with the appropriate guide-
to the student’s faculty advisor and Thesis Committee.
lines promulgated by the Graduate School.
3. Thesis Defense
1. Faculty Advisor Appointment
The student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to
Each thesis-based Master’s student must select a faculty
the faculty advisor, who will work with the student on neces-
advisor to provide advice regarding the student’s thesis direc-
sary revisions. Upon approval of the student’s advisor, the re-
tion, research and selection of courses by the middle of their
vised thesis is circulated to the Thesis Committee members
second semester at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a
at least one week prior to the oral defense of the thesis. The
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oral defense of the thesis is scheduled during the student’s
techniques. The student’s faculty advisor and the Doctoral
final semester of study. This defense session, which may in-
Thesis Committee must approve the program of study and
clude an examination of material covered in the student’s
the topic for the thesis.
course work, will be open to the public.
Doctoral students must complete at least two semesters
Following the defense, the Thesis Committee will meet
of full-time residence at CSM (as defined in the Registration
privately to vote on whether the student has successfully de-
and Residency section above) during the course of their grad-
fended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible: the student
uate studies.
may pass the oral defense; the student may fail the defense;
B. Transfer of Credits
or the Committee may vote to adjourn the defense to allow
Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work
the student more time to address and remove weaknesses or
may be transferred from other institutions toward the PhD
inadequacies in the thesis or underlying research. Two nega-
degree subject to the restriction that those courses must not
tive votes will constitute a failure regardless of the number
have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests
of Committee members present at the thesis defense. In the
for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according
event of either failure or adjournment, the Chair of the Thesis
to a process defined by the student’s home department or di-
Committee will prepare a written statement indicating the
vision. Transfer credits are not included in calculating the
reasons for this action and will distribute copies to the stu-
student’s grade point average at CSM.
dent, the Thesis Committee members, the student’s depart-
ment head and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure or
In lieu of transfer credit for individual courses, students
adjournment, the student may request a re-examination,
who enter the PhD program with a thesis-based master de-
which must be scheduled no less than one week after the
gree from another institution may transfer up to 36 semester
original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis satis-
hours in recognition of the course work and research com-
factorily will result in the termination of the student’s gradu-
pleted for that degree. The student’s advisor must recom-
ate program.
mend the appropriate number of semester hours to be
requested, and the request must be approved by the faculty
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the stu-
according to a process defined by the student’s home depart-
dent must make any corrections in the thesis required by the
ment or division.
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
C. Faculty Advisor Appointments
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to
Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format instructions
advise with respect to the student’s thesis direction and re-
are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and should be
search and selection of courses by the middle of their second
obtained before beginning work on the thesis.) Should the
semester at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a voting
student fail to complete the checkout within the prescribed
member of the student’s Doctoral Thesis Committee. The
period, the Thesis Committee may require the student to
student’s department head and the Graduate Dean must ap-
orally defend, again, his or her thesis.
prove all faculty advisor appointments.
III. Doctor of Philosophy
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor,
A. Credits, Academic and Campus Residence
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
Requirements
professor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion
the Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus repre-
of a minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the Bachelor
sentatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate
degree. At least 24 semester hours must be research credits
and upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
earned under the supervision of a CSM faculty advisor. Gen-
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
eral course requirements for each department or division are
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
contained in the “Graduate Degree Programs and Description
be selected from the student’s home department.
of Courses” section of this Bulletin. That section also con-
tains department or division guidelines for determining indi-
D. Minor Programs
vidual course requirements for each student based on the
All doctoral candidates except those in the Materials Sci-
student’s home department or division, background and re-
ence and Geochemistry programs or candidates for individu-
search interest.
alized interdisciplinary degrees must complete 12 credit
hours in a minor program of study. This program is intended
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory
to provide a breadth of knowledge in support of the student’s
doctoral thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis. The
principal research interests. The student’s faculty advisor and
Doctoral Thesis is expected to report on original research that
Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the course selec-
results in a significant contribution of new knowledge and/or
tion and sequence in the minor program.
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E. Doctoral Thesis Committees
F. Admission to Candidacy
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Commit-
Full-time students must complete the following require-
tee whose members have been recommended by the student’s
ments within the first two calendar years after enrolling into
home department or division. Students should have a thesis
the PhD program.
committee appointed by the end of their second semester.
◆ have a thesis committee appointment form on file in
This Committee must have a minimum of five voting mem-
the Graduate Office;
bers that fulfill the following criteria:
◆ complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
1. The Committee must include an advisor who is assigned
requirements of their department, division or program;
responsibility for directing the research. If two advisors

are appointed, they both shall be considered co-advisors
demonstrate adequate preparation for, and satisfactory
and shall be voting members of the Committee.
ability to conduct, doctoral research; and

2. Either the advisor or at least one co-advisor must be
be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
a full-time permanent faculty member in the home
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
department, division or interdisciplinary program in
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
order to ensure compliance with program requirements.
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
3. The Committee must have at least four other voting
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
members in addition to the advisor or co-advisors, and
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
a majority of the voting members (including the advisor
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
or co-advisors) must be full-time permanent CSM fac-
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
ulty members.
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary. Each
program also defines the process for determining whether its
4. At least two of the “additional” committee members
students have demonstrated adequate preparation for, and
must be knowledgeable in the technical areas of the
have satisfactory ability to do, high-quality, independent doc-
thesis, and at least one of them must be a member of
toral research in their specialties. These requirements and
the student’s home or allied department, division or
processes are described under the appropriate program head-
interdisciplinary program.
ings in the section of this Bulletin on Graduate Degree Pro-
5. If a minor field is designated, the third “additional”
grams and Description of Courses.
committee member must be an expert in that field. In
Upon completion of these requirements, students must
the case of an interdisciplinary degree, the third com-
submit an Admission to Candidacy form documenting satis-
mittee member must be an expert in one of the fields
factory completion of the prerequisite and core curriculum
represented in the research.
requirements and granting permission to begin doctoral re-
6. The fourth “additional” committee member must be
search. The form must have the written approval of all mem-
from outside the home and allied departments or divi-
bers of the Ph.D. Committee.
sions and the minor field if applicable.
G. Thesis Defense
7. If off-campus members are nominated for voting status,
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research
the committee request form must include a brief resume
of excellent quality in a suitable technical field, and it must
of their education and/or experience that demonstrates
exhibit satisfactory literary merit. In addition, the format of
their competence to judge the quality and validity of
the thesis must comply with guidelines promulgated by the
the thesis. Such members also must agree to assume
Office of Graduate Studies. (Students should obtain a copy
the same responsibilities expected of on-campus
of these guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies be-
Committee members including, but not limited to,
fore beginning work on the thesis.)
attendance at Committee meetings, review of thesis
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a writ-
proposals and drafts, and participation in oral examina-
ten proposal to the student’s faculty advisor and the formed.
tions and defenses.
The Committee must approve the proposal at least one year
Shortly after its appointment, the Doctoral Thesis Com-
before the thesis defense.
mittee meets with the student to hear a presentation of the
The student’s faculty advisor is responsible for super-
proposed course of study and thesis topic. The Committee
vising the student’s research work and consulting with other
and student must agree on a satisfactory program. The stu-
Doctoral Thesis Committee members on the progress of the
dent’s faculty advisor then assumes the primary responsibil-
work. The advisor must consult with the Committee on any
ity for monitoring the program, directing the thesis work,
significant change in the nature of the work. The student sub-
arranging qualifying examinations, and scheduling the thesis
mits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the advisor, who
defense.
will work with the student on necessary revisions. Upon
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approval of the student’s advisor, the revised thesis is dis-
B. Admission Process
tributed to the other members of the Committee at least one
Before submitting an application, prospective candidates
week prior to the oral defense of the thesis.
for IIG degrees must meet with the IIG program Coordinator
The student must pass an oral defense of his or her thesis
to explore the match between their interdisciplinary interests
during the final semester of studies. This oral defense may
and existing programs available on campus. Following each
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include an examination of material covered in the student’s
meeting, the IIG program Director will provide written feed-
course work. The defense will be open to the public.
back which includes his or her recommendations about the
feasibility of the proposed interdisciplinary research and the
Following the defense, the Doctoral Thesis Committee
see next page
ways in which it fits CSM’s role and mission.
will meet privately to vote on whether the student has suc-
cessfully defended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible:
The home department or division for each currently-
the student may pass the oral defense; the student may fail
enrolled student must be one of the two involved in the pro-
the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn the de-
posed interdisciplinary program. Any prospective candidate
fense to allow the student more time to address and remove
who is not currently enrolled at CSM must apply for and re-
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying re-
ceive full admission to graduate study in a home department
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search. Two negative votes will constitute a failure regardless
or division (see the Admission to Graduate School section of
of the number of Committee members present at the thesis
this Bulletin) before submitting an application.
defense. In the event of either failure or adjournment, the
When the above requirements have been met, each appli-
Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee will prepare a writ-
cant must prepare a letter requesting admission to the IIG
see next page
ten statement indicating the reasons for this action and will
program and a proposal outlining an interdisciplinary re-
distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee mem-
search plan. The letter, the proposal and the IIG Director’s
bers, the student’s department head and the Graduate Dean.
written feedback will be submitted to the heads or directors
In the case of failure, the student may request a re-examina-
of the two departments or divisions involved for review and
tion, which must be scheduled no less than one week after
recommendation. The compete package (including their rec-
the original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis
ommendations) then will be delivered to Dean of Graduate
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satisfactorily will result in the termination of the student’s
Studies for a decision to approve or not approve, taking into
graduate program.
consideration:
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must
1. the interdisciplinary scope of the proposal,
see next page
make any corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral
2. the relation of the program to the Mines mission,
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
3. educational and research resources at Mines,
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
4. the quality of the proposed course of study and
Graduate Studies for format approval. Should the student fail
research,
to complete the checkout within the prescribed period, the
5. the qualifications of the student, and
Doctoral Thesis Committee may require the student to orally
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defend, again, his or her thesis.
6. the recommendations of the department heads or divi-
sion directors.
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary
C. Graduation Requirements
Graduate Degrees
see next page
Candidates for IIG degrees must meet all graduation re-
A. General
quirements in the general section of the CSM Graduate Bul-
In addition to its traditional graduate degree programs,
letin. During their first year, they also must attend a required
CSM offers students the opportunity to earn research degrees
interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, as a condition of their
by solving problems which fit Mines’ institutional role and
endorsement of admission to the IIG program, the heads or
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mission but which cannot be addressed solely within a single
directors of both departments or divisions may recommend
discipline or existing degree program. Each student in the
that the candidates be required to meet some or all of their
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Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate (IIG) program will
department or division requirements. The IIG Thesis Com-
work with faculty advisors from two departments or divisions
see next page
mittee will make the final decision on the course of study for
at Mines, and the composition of the thesis committee will
each student, taking into consideration the department or di-
reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon satisfactory
see next page
vision recommendations and the technical content of the pro-
completion of the program, they will be awarded the appro-
posed research program.
priate degree (MS, ME, or PhD) bearing the names of both of
the departments or divisions involved in the interdisciplinary
program.
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The following section IV replaces section IV on the previous page
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary
department or division recommendations and the technical
content of the proposed research program.
Graduate Degrees
D. Transfer Credits
A. General
Transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed as
In addition to its traditional graduate degree programs,
indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
CSM offers students the opportunity to earn research degrees
disciplinary degree (MS, ME or PhD), except that approval
by solving problems that fit Mines’ institutional role and
authority shall rest with the IIG Thesis Committee.
mission but would not easily be addressed solely within a
E. Minor Programs
single discipline or existing degree program. Each student in
A minor program is not required for an IIG degree.
the Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate (IIG) program
will work with faculty advisors from two departments or
F. Thesis Advisors
divisions at Mines, and the composition of the thesis committee
Each IIG program student must have two co-advisors. At
least one co-advisor must be a full-time member of the CSM
will reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon
faculty holding the rank of professor, associate professor,
satisfactory completion of the program, they will be awarded
the appropriate degree (MS, ME, or PhD) bearing the name
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
Interdiscplinary.
professor, or assistant research professor. With the approval of
the Dean of Graduate Studies, the other co-advisor may be
B. Admission Process
from outside CSM.
Before submitting an application, prospective candidates for
G. Thesis Committees
IIG degrees must meet with the IIG program Coordinator to
The Dean of Graduate Studies will appoint a Thesis
explore the match between their interdisciplinary interests and
existing programs available on campus. The IIG Coordinator
Committee based on recommendations from the student and
will provide feedback with recommendations about the
the director of the IIG program. The composition, authority and
application.
operation of the Committee will be as indicated in the Board-
approved policy available from the Graduate Office.
The gateway department or division for each currently-
enrolled student must be one of the two involved in the
H. Admission to Candidacy
proposed interdisciplinary program. Any prospective candidate
Requirements and procedures for admission to candidacy
who is not currently enrolled at CSM must apply for and
will be as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the
receive full admission to graduate study in an existing
equivalent disciplinary degree.
department or division (see the Admission to Graduate School
I. Thesis Defense
section of this Bulletin) before submitting an application.
Requirements and procedures for defense of thesis will be
When the above requirements have been met, each
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
applicant must prepare a letter requesting admission to the IIG
disciplinary degree.
program and a proposal outlining an interdisciplinary research
J. For More Information
plan, including a committee. Further details are available from
For more information about admission or requirements, or
the IIG Coordinator. The letter, the proposal, and the IIG
for the name of the IIG Coordinator, contact the Graduate
Coordinator’s written feedback will be submitted to the heads
Office at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
or directors of the two departments or divisions involved for

review and recommendation. The compete package (including
their recommendations) then will be delivered to Dean of
Graduate Studies for a decision to approve or not approve,
taking into consideration:
1. the interdisciplinary scope of the proposal,
2. the relation of the program to the Mines mission,
3. educational and research resources at Mines,
4. the quality of the proposed course of study and research,
5. the qualifications of the student, and
6. the recommendations of the department heads or division
directors.
C. Graduation Requirements
Candidates for IIG degrees must meet all graduation
requirements in the general section of the CSM Graduate
Bulletin. During their course of study they must also participate
in a required interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, as a
condition of their endorsement of admission to the IIG
program, the heads or directors of both departments or
divisions may recommend that the candidates be required to
meet some or all of their department or division requirements.
The IIG Thesis Committee will make the final decision on the
course of study for each student, taking into consideration the

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D. Transfer Credits
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in a field that com-
Transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed
plements their undergraduate major or, in special cases,
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
in the same field.
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disciplinary degree (MS, ME or PhD), except that approval
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
authority shall rest with the IIG Thesis Committee.
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
see previous page
E. Minor Programs
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
A minor program is not required for an IIG degree.
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
students planning on attending graduate school can get
F. Thesis Advisors
a head start on their graduate education.
Each IIG program student must have two co-advisors, one
for each discipline that will be included in the degree title. At
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
least one co-advisor must be a full-time member of the CSM
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for
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faculty holding the rank of professor, associate professor,
their graduate program.
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
professor, or assistant research professor. With the approval
see previous page
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the other co-advisor may be
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
from another CSM department or from outside CSM.
5. Early acceptance into a Combined program leading to a
G. Thesis Committees
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or
The Dean of Graduate Studies will appoint a Thesis Com-
Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto-
mittee based on recommendations from the student and the
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they main-
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director of the IIG program. The composition, authority and
tain good standing while in early-acceptance status.
operation of the Committee will be as indicated in the Board-
6. Students may receive both degrees at the same time,
approved policy available from the Graduate Office.
providing them access to both undergraduate and grad-
see previous page
H. Admission to Candidacy
uate benefits (such as financial aid) while completing
Requirements and procedures for admission to candidacy
their programs.
will be as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the
7. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
equivalent disciplinary degree.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
I. Thesis Defense
enrollment at CSM.
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Requirements and procedures for defense of thesis will be
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate
disciplinary degree.
degree by including up to six hours of specified course credits
see previous page
J. For More Information
which also were used in fulfilling the requirements of their
For more information about admission or requirements,
undergraduate degree. Those courses must meet all require-
or for the name of the IIG program Coordinator, contact the
ments for graduate credit, and their grades are included in
Graduate Office at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
calculating the graduate GPA. Check the departmental sec-
tion of the Bulletin to determine which programs provide this
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
opportunity.
Programs
B. Admission Process
A. Overview
Students may apply for Early Admission to the Combined
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
Graduate Program any time after completing the first semes-
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro-
ter of their sophomore year at CSM. Applicants should sub-
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com-
mit a letter to the department or division indicating that they
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
intend to apply for the Combined Graduate Program.
are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields of en-
Following Early Admission from the department, students
gineering and applied science where advanced education in
will be assigned graduate advisors in the programs in which
technology and/or management provides the opportunity to
they plan to receive their graduate certificates or degrees.
be on a fast track for advancement to leadership positions.
Prior to registration for the next semester, students and their
These programs also can be valuable for students who want
graduate advisors will plan a strategy for completing both the
to get a head start on graduate education. The combined pro-
undergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possi-
grams at CSM offer several advantages to students who
ble. The students also will continue to have undergraduate
choose to enroll in them:
advisors in the home department or division for their Bache-
lor’s Degrees.
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Upon achieving Senior standing, students must submit the
thesis credits, minimum GPA, etc.) of the graduate
standard graduate application package for the graduate por-
program in which they are enrolled. Note that all
tion of their combined program.
courses, undergraduate and graduate, taken after full
C. Requirements
admission count toward the minimum GPA required to
be making satisfactory progress.
In order to maintain good standing in the Combined
Program:
After students have been accepted into full graduate
status, they will have dual status and will have all of the
1. Students who have been granted Early Admission to the
privileges and be subject to all expectations of both under-
Combined Program must register full time and maintain
graduate and graduate programs. Students having dual status
a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 during each semester
may take both undergraduate and graduate courses, may
subsequent to admission, including the semester in
register for internship, research, or thesis credits as required
which they were accepted.
for their graduate program and may have access to financial
2. Students who have been granted full graduate status
aid available through both programs.
must satisfy all requirements (course, research and
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Graduate Degree Programs
and Description of Courses
In addition to the general degree requirements described
The essential undergraduate courses include ChEN 201,
in the previous pages, the following specific department,
ChEN 307, ChEN 308, ChEN 357, ChEN 375, and ChEN 418.
division, or program requirements must also be met:
Required Curriculum:
Chemical Engineering
Master of Science Program:
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis)
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
program with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemi-
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
cal engineering are required to take a minimum of 18 semes-
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
ter hours of course work. All students must complete the
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
four chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an additional six
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
hours of approved electives. In addition, students must com-
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
plete and defend an acceptable Masters dissertation. Full-
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Associate Professor
time Masters students must enroll in graduate colloquium
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
(ChEN605) each semester that they are in residence.
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
Students entering the Master of Science (non-thesis)
CLARE McCABE, Assistant Professor
program with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemi-
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
cal engineering are required to take a minimum of 36 semes-
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
ter hours of course work. All students must complete the
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
four chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an additional
MICHAEL S. GRABOSKI, Research Professor
18 hours of approved electives. Students may complete an
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor
acceptable engineering report for up to six hours of academic
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
credit. Full-time Masters students must enroll in graduate
HANS-HEINRICH CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in residence.
ANDREW M. HERRING, Research Assistant Professor
Doctor of Philosophy Program:
JONATHAN FILLEY, Research Assistant Professor
The course of study for the Ph.D. degree consists of a
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
minimum of 30 semester hours of course work. All Ph.D.
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
students must complete the four core courses (ChEN507,
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
ChEN509, ChEN518, and ChEN516) and an additional six
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
hours of approved electives. Students are required to com-
Degrees Offered:
plete a minor in a discipline outside of the department
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
(minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework).
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
In addition, students must complete and defend an accept-
able Doctoral dissertation. Full-time Ph.D. students must
Program Description:
enroll in graduate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester
The program of study for an advanced degree in chemical
they are in residence.
engineering is selected by the student in consultation with
his/her advisor and with the approval of the thesis committee.
Students in the Ph.D. program are required to pass both a
Upon approval of the thesis committee, graduate credit may
Qualifying Exam and the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. These
be earned for selected 400-level courses. All full-time gradu-
requirements are described below:
ate students are required to enroll for colloquium (ChEN605)
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
for each semester that they are in residence at CSM.
The Ph.D. qualifying examination will be offered twice
Program Requirements:
each year, at the start and end of the Spring semester. All
See Required Curriculum below.
students who have entered the Ph.D. program must take the
qualifying examination at the first possible opportunity. A
Prerequisites:
student may retake the examination once if he/she fails the
The program outlined here assumes that the candidate for
first time; however, the examination must be retaken at the
an advanced degree has a background in chemistry, mathe-
next regularly scheduled examination time. Failure of the
matics, and physics equivalent to that required for the B.S.
Ph.D. qualifying examination does not disqualify a student
degree at Colorado School of Mines in Chemical Engineer-
for the M.S. degree, although failure may affect the student’s
ing. Undergraduate course deficiencies must be removed
financial aid status.
prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
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The qualifying examination will cover the traditional
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
areas of Chemical Engineering, and will consist of two
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sections: a written section and an oral section. The written
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
section will contain six questions, three at the undergraduate
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
level (covering fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
transfer/material and energy balances) and three at the grad-
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
uate level (covering applied engineering mathematics, reac-
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: ChEN201,
tion kinetics, and thermodynamics). The qualifying examina-
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
tion is open-book and students are free to use any reference
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
books or course notes during the written examination. The
oral examination will consist of a presentation by the student
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
on a technical paper from the chemical engineering litera-
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
ture. Students will choose a paper in one of four areas
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
(thermodynamics, kinetics, transport, and materials) from
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
a list determined by the faculty. The student is required to
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
present an oral critique of the paper of approximately 20
CHGN221, CHGN351 and 353, ChEN201, ChEN357, or
minutes followed by questions from the faculty. Papers for
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the oral examination will be distributed well in advance of
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
the oral portion of the exam so students have sufficient time
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
to prepare their presentations.
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac-
Ph.D. Proposal Defense
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
After passing the Qualifying Exam, all Ph.D. candidates
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
are required to prepare a detailed written proposal on the
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
subject of their Ph.D. research topic. An oral examination
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent
consisting of a defense of the thesis proposal must be com-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pleted within approximately one year of passing the Qualify-
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
ing Examination. Written proposals must be submitted to the
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
student’s thesis committee no later than one week prior to
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
the scheduled oral examination.
measurement of material properties. Interrelationships
Two negative votes from the doctoral committee mem-
between response functions and correlation of data and
bers are required for failure of the Ph.D. Proposal Defense.
material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction
In the case of failure, one re-examination will be allowed
of polymer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
upon petition to the Department Head. Failure to complete
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
the Ph.D. Proposal Defense within the allotted time without
MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
an approved postponement will result in failure. Under
3 semester hours.
extenuating circumstances a student may postpone the exam
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING Applications of the
with approval of the Graduate Affairs committee, based on
fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and
the recommendation of the student’s thesis committee. In
organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive processes.
such cases, a student must submit a written request for post-
Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate data; hetero-
ponement that describes the circumstances and proposes a
geneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process
new date. Requests for postponement must be presented to
simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
the thesis committee no later than two weeks before the end
MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN353, or consent of instructor.
of the semester in which the exam would normally have
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
been taken.
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
Description of Courses
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN Process
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
simulation and process optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial differential equa-
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, ChEN418, or
tions for typical chemical engineering systems and transport
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315, ChEN307, ChEN308,
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
ter hours.
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic analy-
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
sis of engineering processes and systems. Interest, annuity,
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present value, depreciation, cost accounting, investment
phenomena and kinetics. Formulation and solution of ordi-
accounting and financing of engineering enterprises along
nary and partial differential equations arising in chemical
with taxation, market evaluation and break-even analysis.
engineering or related processes or operations are discussed.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Mathematical approaches are restricted to analytical solutions
ter hours.
or techniques for producing problems amenable to analytical
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and
solutions. Prerequisite: Undergraduate differential equations
chemical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and
course; undergraduate chemical engineering courses cover-
mass transport. Set up and solution of problems involving
ing reaction kinetics, and heat, mass and momentum transfer.
equations of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
ChEN508. ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS Develop-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment of basic conservation equations for momentum trans-
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
fer. Constitutive equations for Newtonian and elementary
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and quan-
non-Newtonian fluids. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes
tum mechanics to understanding and prediction of equi-
equations. Ordering and approximations. Applications to low
librium and transport properties and processes. Relations
and high Reynolds number flows. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
ChEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and
THERMODYNAMICS Extension and amplification of
222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
undergraduate chemical engineering thermodynamics.
3 semester hours.
Topics will include the laws of thermodynamics, thermo-
Graduate Courses
dynamic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite:
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
ChEN357 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
School.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
The 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
ChEN510. CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS AND
in the Graduate School.
DESIGN Non-ideal flow effects on reactor design. Stability
of stirred tank and tubular flow reactors. Mass and heat
ChEN501. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER Formulation
transfer effects. Modeling of heterogeneous chemical reac-
of the laws governing the transport of energy. Transient and
tors. Fluidized bed reactors. Prerequisite: ChEN418 or
steady-state analysis for heat conduction. The transport of
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermal energy in fluids in motion; free and forced convec-
tion in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within
ChEN511. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Individual theoretical
conduits. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or consent of instructor.
or experimental studies under the direction of a department
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
faculty member, but not leading to a thesis. Course may be
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
ChEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING ECO-
3 semester hours; 6 semester hours maximum credit.
NOMICS Advanced engineering economic principles
applied to original and alternate investments. Analysis of
ChEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
chemical and petroleum processes relative to marketing and
NEERING Selected topics chosen from special interests
return on investments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
of instructor and students. Course may be repeated for credit
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
on different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
3 semester hours lecture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING Engineering applications of numerical
ChEN514. ADVANCED STAGED SEPARATIONS Prin-
methods. Numerical integration, solution of algebraic equa-
ciples of stagewise separations with major emphasis on
tions, matrix algebra, ordinary differential equations, and
multicomponent processes for distillation, absorption, and
special emphasis on partial differential equations. Emphasis
extraction. Topics include brief review of ideal phase sepa-
on application of numerical methods to chemical engineer-
rations, classical stage-by-stage multicomponent methods,
ing problems which cannot be solved by analytical methods.
modern successive approximation methods for multicompo-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
nents, general short-cut methods, tray hydraulics and effi-
ter hours.
ciency. Prerequisite: ChEN375 or equivalent. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING This course stresses the application of
ChEN515. ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER Fundamental
mathematics to problems drawn from chemical engineering
principles of mass transfer with application to design of
fundamentals such as material and energy balances, transport
mass transfer processes. Theory of diffusion in gases and
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liquids for single and multicomponent species. Mass transfer
superconductivity and superfluidity. Prerequisite: Consent of
in laminar and turbulent flows. Transport analogies, simulta-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
neous heat and mass transfer, with examples of drying and
ChEN523. ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
humidification processes. Mass transfer with chemical reac-
Discussion of the many engineering problems that arise
tion; examples of slow, intermediate, and fast reactions with
when man interacts with his environment. Comprehensive
application to design of mass contactors. Interfacial mass
treatment of topics such as pollution, thermal pollution,
transfer and mass transfer in two-phase flows. Design of
treatment of industrial and municipal wastes, solid waste
packed beds and columns, gas-sparged reactors. Prerequisite:
treatment, and the disposal of radioactive wastes. Economic
Graduate course in transport phenomena (ChEN516). 3 hours
and legislative aspects of these problems will also be con-
lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
sidered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 semester
ChEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Principles of
hours.
momentum, heat, and mass transfer with application to
ChEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULATION
chemical processes. Flow in ducts and around submerged
Advanced concepts in computer-aided process simulation are
objects. Heat conduction and molecular diffusion. Convec-
covered. Topics include optimization, heat exchanger net-
tive heat and mass transfer. Heat- and mass-transfer coeffi-
works, data regression analysis, and separations systems. Use
cients. Transport analogies and correlations. Prerequisite:
of industry-standard process simulation software (Aspen Plus)
ChEN507. 3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
is stressed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ChEN517. PETROLEUM REFINERY PROCESSING
ture; 3 semester hours.
Composition and evaluation of petroleum crude oils and
ChEN525. SELECTED TOPICS IN EMERGING CHEMI-
other hydrocarbons. Basic refinery processes, including
CAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY An introduction to
operating conditions, chemical reactions, catalysts, eco-
new chemical engineering technologies. Current examples
nomics, and pollution control. Emphasis on needs for
include biotechnology, supercritical fluid extraction and
refinery processes, such as: distillation, desulfurization,
biomedical engineering. Emphasis is on providing students
coking, solvent extraction, hydrofining, hydrocracking,
with appropriate terminologies, identifying new applications
catalytic cracking, reforming, isomerization, polymerization.
of chemical engineering principles and potential areas of
New process requirements for meeting fuel specifications.
research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture and/or
Prerequisite: ChEN409 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
laboratory; 1 to 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN527. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY This course pro-
ChEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
vides students the opportunity to explore technical aspects
Homogeneous and heterogeneous rate expressions. Funda-
of many important recent topics in air pollution. The course
mental theories of reaction rates. Analysis of rate data and
includes the chemistry, monitoring, health and environmental
complex reaction networks. Properties of solid catalysts.
effects of air pollution including ozone layer depletion, acid
Mass and heat transfer with chemical reaction. Hetero-
rain, and global climate change. Technical aspects of envi-
geneous non-catalytic reactions. Prerequisite: ChEN418
ronmental regulations and policy are included along with
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interpretation of laboratory experiments, field measurements,
ChEN519. SYNTHETIC FUEL PROCESSES Processes that
and computer modeling. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
generate hydrocarbons from coal, tar sands, and oil shale.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Other energy sources as well as direct conversion processes
ChEN545. SIMULATION AND MODELING IN CHEMI-
will also be considered in view of supply and economics.
CAL PROCESS INDUSTRIES Application of basic princi-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ples of physics, chemistry, transport phenomena and reaction
ter hours.
kinetics to real systems. The philosophy of process modeling
ChEN520. THERMODYNAMICS OF PHASE EQUILIBRIA
at different levels of complexity is developed and numerous
Application of current theories in multicomponent phase
examples based on the chemical process industry and natu-
equilibria to the solution of engineering problems. Topics
rally occurring processes are used. Prerequisite: Consent of
include: introduction to the theory of intermolecular forces,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
theory of corresponding states, fugacities in gas and liquid
ChGN550. MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY
mixtures, introduction to the theory of liquids. Prerequisite:
This course is an introduction to the fabrication, characteri-
ChEN509 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
zation, and application of synthetic membranes for gas and
ter hours.
liquid separations. Industrial membrane processes such as
ChEN521. CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING Thermodynamic
reverse osmosis, filtration, pervaporation, and gas separa-
analysis of cryogenic systems. Survey of the properties of
tions will be covered as well as new applications from the
cryogenic fluids. Analysis of heat transfer, fluid flow, and
research literature. The course will include lecture, experi-
separation processes at low temperatures. Introduction to
mental, and computational (molecular simulation) laboratory
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components. Prerequisites: CRGN375, CRGN430 or consent
ChEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and application of
ChEN584. (CHGN584). FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include stability,
The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac-
critical phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermo-
terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homo-
dynamics of polymer solutions and thermodynamics of
geneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption,
aqueous and ionic solutions. Prerequisite: Consent of
adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters,
instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and
ChEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties.
industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: Consent of
Topics include element of probability, ensemble theory,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
application to gases and solids, distribution theories of
ChEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
fluids, and transport properties. Prerequisite: Consent
ING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
ChEN611. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
Continuation of ChEN610. Advanced applications of sta-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tistical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics including
ChEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
perturbation and integral equation theory, computer simula-
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
tion and theory of electrolytes. Introduction to theory of non-
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
equilibrium systems including Chapman-Enskog, Brownian
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
motion and time correlation functions. Prerequisite: ChEN610
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
or equivalent; ChEN507 or equivalent; ChEN509. 3 hours
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN601. ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER
ChEN612. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
In-depth analysis of selected topics in heat transfer with
Advanced theoretical or experimental studies on chemical
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
engineering subjects not currently covered in other depart-
Prerequisite: ChEN501 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
ment courses. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequi-
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours; 6 semester
hours maximum credit.
ChEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS Lectures,
reports, and discussions on current research in chemical
ChEN615. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MASS TRANSFER
engineering, usually related to the student’s thesis topic.
In-depth analyses of selected topics in mass transfer with
Sections are operated independently and are directed toward
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
different research topics. Course may be repeated for credit.
Possible topics include ion-exchange or adsorption chroma-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture-discussion;
tography, theories of interfacial mass transfer, mass transfer
1 semester hour.
with reaction, and simultaneous heat and mass transfer.
Prerequisite: Graduate mass transfer course (ChEN515).
ChEN605. COLLOQUIUM Students will attend a series of
1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
lectures by speakers from industry, academia, and govern-
ment. Primary emphasis will be on current research in
ChEN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
chemical engineering and related disciplines, with secondary
Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Basic principles of
emphasis on ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues
chemical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous sys-
of importance to the chemical engineering profession. Pre-
tems. Reactions in solution, reactions on surfaces, and com-
requisite: Graduate status. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
posite reactions. Homogeneous catalysis, and isotope effects
in reaction dynamics. Photochemical reactions. Prerequisite:
ChEN607. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
Graduate reaction engineering course (ChEN518). 1 to
NEERING MATHEMATICS In-depth analysis of selected
3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
topics in applied mathematics with special emphasis on
chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite: ChEN507
ChEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL
or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to
ENGINEERING Individual participation in teaching activi-
3 semester hours.
ties. Discussion, problem review and development, guidance
of laboratory experiments, course development, supervised
ChEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS
practice teaching. Course may be repeated for credit.
In-depth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a graduate
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
student instructor, or consent of instructor. 6 to 10 hours
Prerequisite: ChEN508 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
supervised teaching; 2 semester hours.
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
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ChEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
Chemistry and Geochemistry
ING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Prerequisite:
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
ChEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
ChEN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
Library search and laboratory work for the master’s thesis
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
under the supervision of the graduate student’s advisory
DAVID M. UPDEGRAFF, Research Professor
committee.
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
ChEN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Research Assistant Professor
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under supervision of
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
the graduate student’s advisory committee. 30 semester hours.
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
dent’s faculty advisor.
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
ChEN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
dent’s faculty advisor.
Degrees Offered:
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
Master of Science (Chemistry; thesis and non-thesis
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
option)
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or pre-
sentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
instructor. 2 semester hours.
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
All graduate degree programs in the Department of
Chemistry & Geochemistry have been admitted to the
Western Regional Graduate Program (WICHE). This pro-
gram allows residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming to register
at Colorado resident tuition rates.
Program Description:
The Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry offers
graduate degrees in chemistry and in geochemistry. For stu-
dents entering the Chemistry Program, undergraduate defi-
ciencies will be determined by faculty in the Department of
Chemistry & Geochemistry. Faculty from the Geochemistry
Program will determine undergraduate deficiencies of stu-
dents entering that program. Undergraduate deficiencies will
be established through interviews and/or placement examina-
tions at the beginning of the student’s first semester of grad-
uate work.
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Prerequisites:
hours of graduate courses may be transferred from other
A candidate for an advanced degree in the chemistry pro-
institutions, provided that those courses have not been used
gram should have completed an undergraduate program in
as credit toward a Bachelor degree.
chemistry which is essentially equivalent to that offered by
CSM undergraduates may use the non-thesis option as
the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry at the Colo-
part of a five-year BS/MS program in chemistry and count
rado School of Mines. A candidate for an advanced degree
six hours from their undergraduate studies toward the MS
in Geochemistry should have completed an undergraduate
degree. The undergraduate courses that are eligible for dual
degree in chemistry or geology which is equivalent to that
counting toward the MS degree are: CHGN 401, CHGN
required for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited univer-
410, CHGN 403, CHGN 422, CHGN 428, CHGN 430,
sity. Deficiencies in one or both of these areas will be deter-
CHGN 475, and CHGN 498 (with approval of faculty advi-
mined on an individual basis.
sor and committee). Any 500 level lecture course taken as
Required Curriculum:
an undergraduate may also be counted as part of the six
Chemistry:
hours from the undergraduate program.
A student in the chemistry program, in consultation with
Ph.D. Degree (Applied Chemistry): The program of study
the advisor and thesis committee, selects the program of
for the Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry includes three
study. Initially, before a thesis advisor and thesis committee
of the departmental core courses (CHGN 502, CHGN 503,
have been chosen, the student is advised by the Graduate
CHGN 505, and CHGN 507), the MS-level seminar (CHGN
Affairs Committee in the Department of Chemistry & Geo-
560), the Ph.D. level seminar (CHGN 660), a minor, a com-
chemistry. The following four graduate courses are desig-
prehensive examination, research, and the preparation and
nated as core courses in the Department of Chemistry and
oral defense of a Ph.D. thesis based on the student’s research.
Geochemistry: CHGN 502 (inorganic), CHGN 503 (physi-
The total hours of course work required for the Ph.D. degree
cal), CHGN 505 (organic), and CHGN 507 (analytical).
is determined on an individual basis by the student’s thesis
M.S. Degree (chemistry, thesis option): The program of
committee. Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course
study includes the four core courses: (CHGN 502, CHGN
work may be transferred from other institutions toward the
503, CHGN 505, and CHGN 507), the MS-level seminar
Ph.D. degree provided that those courses have not been used
(CHGN 560), research, and the preparation and oral defense
by the student toward a Bachelor’s degree. The student’s
of an MS thesis based on the student’s research. Students
thesis committee may set additional course requirements
must be enrolled in CHGN 560 for each Fall and Spring
and will make decisions on requests for transfer credit. Ph.D.
semester that they are in residence at CSM. At least 15 of
students may base their MS-level seminar on any chemistry-
the institution-required 24 semester hours of course work
related topic including the proposed thesis research. The
must be taken in the Department of Chemistry & Geo-
MS-level seminar requirement must be completed no later
chemistry at CSM. The student’s thesis committee makes
than the end of the student’s second year of graduate studies
decisions on transfer credit. Up to 9 semester hours of grad-
at CSM. After completion of the CHGN 560 seminar, stu-
uate courses may be transferred from other institutions, pro-
dents must enroll in CHGN 660. Students must be enrolled
vided that those courses have not been used as credit toward
in either CHGN 560 or CHGN 660 for each Fall and Spring
a Bachelor degree. CSM undergraduates may use the thesis
semester that they are in residence at CSM. The Ph.D.-level
option as part of a five-year BS/MS program in chemistry
seminar must be based on the student’s Ph.D. research and
and count six hours from their undergraduate studies toward
must include detailed research findings and interpretation
the MS degree.
thereof. This seminar must be presented close to, but before,
the student’s oral defense of the thesis. The minor require-
M.S. Degree (chemistry non-thesis option): The non-
ment consists of a minimum of 12 hours of graduate courses
thesis MS degree requires 36 semester hours of course
intended to provide a breadth of knowledge in support of
credit, composed of 30 semester hours of course work and
the student’s principal research interests. The minor may
6 hours of independent study. The program of study includes
comprise courses taken: (i) solely within the Department of
the four core courses: (CHGN 502, CHGN 503, CHGN 505,
Chemistry & Geochemistry, (ii) solely within another depart-
and CHGN 507), the MS-level seminar (CHGN 560), inde-
ment or division outside of the Department of Chemistry &
pendent study on a topic determined by the student and the
Geochemistry, or (iii) from a combination of departments/
student’s faculty advisor, and the preparation of a report
divisions, including transfer credit from another institution.
based on the student’s study topic. Students must be enrolled
In all cases the minor must constitute a coherent set of
in CHGN 560 for each Fall and Spring semester that they
courses that supports, and adds breadth to, the student’s
are in residence at CSM. At least 21 of the institution-required
principal research interests. Up to two, but no more than
36 semester hours of course work must be taken as a regis-
two, of the core courses may, with thesis committee
tered master’s degree student at CSM. The student’s commit-
approval, be used to fulfill the minor requirement. The
tee makes decisions on courses to be taken, transfer credit,
student’s thesis committee must approve the combination
and examines the student’s written report. Up to 15 semester
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of courses that constitutes the minor. The comprehensive
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry; bonding
examination comprises a written non-thesis proposal where-
and symmetry; chemistry of materials; use of computers
in the student prepares an original proposal on a chemistry
in chemistry.
topic distinctly different from the student’s principal area of
Applied aspects of trace element, environmental, and aqueous
research. The student must orally defend the non-thesis pro-
geochemistry.
posal before the thesis committee. The non-thesis proposal
requirement must be completed prior to the end of the stu-
Applications of soil gas to petroleum and mineral explora-
dent’s second year of graduate studies. A student’s thesis
tion and environmental problems; water quality and
committee may, at its discretion, require additional compo-
modeling of biogeochemical processes in constructed
nents to the comprehensive examination process such as
wetlands used for treatment of acid drainage; sampling
inclusion of cumulative examinations, or other examinations.
design in large-scale environmental studies.
Geochemistry:
Environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry of aquatic
The program of study is selected by the student in
and terrestrial environment, stable isotope geochemistry.
consultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee.
Peat and humic substances; analytical chemistry. Geo-
Students entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take
chemistry of igneous rocks; associated ore deposits.
more coursework in geology to strengthen their backgrounds
Polymer synthesis and characterization, thermal stability,
in this discipline; the converse is true for students with a
thermal degradation mechanisms of polymers; mass spec-
background in geology. Deficiencies are determined at an
troscopy; chemometrics and chromatography.
entrance interview by members of the Geochemistry faculty.
Development and evaluation of teaching methods that foster
A thesis is required for the MS degree and a dissertation for
higher-level thinking abilities.
the PhD.
Chemistry and geochemistry of pollutant organics in aqueous
The Geochemistry program comprises a core group of
systems; chemical and physical transformations of such
courses, required of all students unless individually exempted
pollutants; surface interactions in aqueous systems.
by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previous back-
ground. The core courses are CHGC503 - Introduction to
Theory and simulation of complex materials including poly-
Geochemistry, CHGC504 - Methods in Geochemistry, and
mers and powders, complex fluids, phase equilibria, con-
a one hour laboratory course selected from several available.
trolled self-assembly.
In addition, MS degree students must take two courses
Separations; field flow fractionation; polymer, colloid, and
selected from the following list; CHGC509/GEGN509 -
particulate characterization; new separation surfaces.
Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry, CHGC 610 -
Computational methods for design of materials.
Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry, CHGN503 Advanced
Physical Chemistry, GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal
Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of inorganic and
Chemistry. PhD degree students must take the three core
organometallic complexes with regard to bonding, struc-
courses CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour
ture, and catalysis.
laboratory course, and two courses selected from the previ-
Description of Courses
ous list.
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic and
the number of course and research credits required for
metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
graduation, as well as the specific courses beyond the above
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
requirements. The PhD in Geochemistry requires a minimum
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
of 72 credit hours, of which at least 24 hours must be
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research credit. Normally at least 48 hours of course credits
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
are required, of which 24 hours of course credit may be
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
transferred from a previous graduate degree upon approval
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
of the dissertation committee. Research credits may not be
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
transferred from a previous degree program.
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN401 or consent
Fields of Research:
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry.
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II)
Organic and analytical chemistry of hydrocarbon fuels; envi-
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
ronmental analytical chemistry of organic compounds;
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
coordination chemistry with organic ligands.
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
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and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
Graduate Courses
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
The following courses are offered at the graduate level.
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
They will be given if sufficient qualified students register.
ter hours.
Some 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
the permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 hour credit.
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
in the Graduate School. Geochemistry courses are listed
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I)
after Chemistry courses.
Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-
amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and
Chemistry Courses
saccharides- their structure, chemistry, biological function,
CHGN502. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF METALS (II)
and biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a bio-
Detailed examination of topics such as ligand field theory,
logical unit of organization. Discussion of classical genetics,
reaction mechanisms, chemical bonding, and structure of
molecular genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite:
inorganic compounds. Emphasis is placed on the correlations
CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
of the chemical reactions of the elements with periodic
3 semester hours.
trends and reactivities. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics
CHGN503. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (I)
of macromolecules. Topics include the properties and sta-
Quantum chemistry of classical systems. Principles of
tistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecular
chemical thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics with sta-
weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of bulk
tistical calculation of thermodynamic properties. Theories
polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and properties
of chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers. Pre-
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
requisite: CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
CHGN504. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (II)
lecture, 3 semester hours.
Application of quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, statisti-
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II)
cal mechanics and kinetics to the solid, liquid and gas states.
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN402. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
3 credit hours.
ter hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION (S)
CHGN505. ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISMS (I)
Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-
Detailed discussion of the more important mechanisms of
temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-line,
organic reaction. Structural effects and reactivity. The appli-
and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
cation of reaction mechanisms to synthesis and structure
CHGN341. 6-week summer field session; 6 credit hours.
proof. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S)
Individual research project under direction of a member
CHGN506. CHEMICAL BONDING THEORY (I)
of the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of
Theoretical basis of bonding with emphasis on molecular
chemistry curriculum through the junior year or permission
orbital approach. Pi electron energy calculations. Spectra
of the department head. 1-6 credit hours.
of conjugated systems. Acid-base equilibria. Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship
Offered alternate years.
experience with an industrial, academic, or governmental
host supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Pre-
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I)
requisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the
Review of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature
junior year or permission of the department head. 1-6 credit
of analytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data.
hours.
Manipulation of real substances; sampling, storage, decom-
position or dissolution, and analysis. Detailed treatment of
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
chemical equilibrium as related to precipitation, acid-base,
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor and stu-
complexation and redox titrations. Potentiometry and
dents. Prerequisite: Consent of head of department. 1 to
UV-visible absorption spectrophotometry. Prerequisite:
3 semester hours.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN499. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH(I, II)
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
Individual investigational problems under the direction of
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods;
members of the chemistry staff. Written report on research
emphasis on instrumentation and application to analytical
required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of head of depart-
chemistry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spec-
ment. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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troscopy, infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phospho-
maps, refinement methods, direct methods. Prerequisite:
rescence, Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spec-
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
troscopy, flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry,
Offered alternate years.
reflectance methods, Fourier transform methods in spec-
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY (I) Introduction to
troscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spec-
theory and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode potentials,
troscopy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
reversible and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
attraction theory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases,
CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS (II) Survey of
mechanisms and fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite:
separation methods, thermodynamics of phase equilibria,
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types
Offered alternate years.
of chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone
CHGN583/MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICA-
refining, use of inclusion compounds for separation, applica-
TIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II)
tion of separation technology for determining physical con-
Instrumental techniques for the characterization of surfaces
stants, e.g., stability constants of complexes. Prerequisite:
of solid materials; Applications of such techniques to poly-
CHGN507 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
mers, corrosion, metallurgy, adhesion science, microel-
ter hours. Offered alternate years.
ectronics. Methods of analysis discussed: x-ray photo-
CHGN515/MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN
electron spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy
MATERIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories
(AES), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary ion
and calculations and their applications to solids of interest
mass spectrometry (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering
to materials science. The relationship between a material’s
(RBS), scanning and transmission electron microscopy
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined
(SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive x-ray
for a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
analysis; principles of these methods, quantification,
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN523/MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
CHGN584/ChEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
Dependence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and
(II) The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac-
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homo-
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conduc-
geneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorp-
tors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
tion, adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
promoters, poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base
CHGN536/MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYN-
catalysis and soluble transition metal complexes. Examples
THESIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macro-
of important industrial applications are given. Prerequisite:
molecules. Various methods of polymerization will be dis-
CHGN222 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
cussed with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the
ter hours.
syntheses of different classes of organic and inorganic poly-
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS (II) Study of kinetic
mers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or
phenomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted to vari-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
ous theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (I, II) Required
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
for all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chem-
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
istry and geochemistry. M.S. students must register for the
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
course during each semester of residency. Ph.D. students
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
must register each semester until a grade is received satisfy-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
ing the prerequisites for CHGN660. Presentation of a graded
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
nonthesis seminar and attendance at all departmental seminars
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
are required. Prerequisite: Graduate student status. 1 semes-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ter hour.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
CHGN580/MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and
Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
molecular structure determination of minerals, inorganic and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
organometallic compounds. Topics include the heavy atom
CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (I, II) Required
method, data collection by moving film techniques and by
of all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or geo-
diffractometers, Fourier methods, interpretation of Patterson
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chemistry. Students must register for this course each semes-
ogy and petrology, or consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture,
ter after completing CHGN560. Presentation of a graded
4 semester hours.
nonthesis seminar and attendance at all department seminars
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Sampling
are required. Prerequisite: CHGN560 or equivalent. 1 semes-
of natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sediments,
ter hour.
and waters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous materials,
CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
digestions, and partial chemical extractions. Principles of
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
instrumental analysis including atomic spectroscopy, mass
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
separations, and chromatography. Quality assurance and qual-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
ity control. Interpretation and assessment of geochemical data
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
using statistical methods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
in geochemistry or environmental science and engineering.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculations and
CHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervi-
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
sion of the graduate student’s thesis committee. Required of
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria
all candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semes-
between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
ter hours upon completion of thesis.
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable
CHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems.
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the
Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instruc-
supervision of the graduate student’s thesis committee.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Required of all candidates for the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy. 30 semester hours.
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
CHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate miner-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
alogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
dent’s faculty advisor.
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
dent’s faculty advisor.
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or pre-
coal and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
sentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
instructor. 2 semester hours.
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
Geochemistry Courses
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
principles of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
overview of the related principles of thermodynamics.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
Topics covered include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO-
solar system, chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemen-
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
tal distributions and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibri-
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
um and kinetics, isotope systematics, and organic and bio-
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composi-
geochemistry. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry, mineral-
tion, animal and human health in relation to the natural envi-
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ronment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting water
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel processing.
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable
Sampling design in large scale environmental studies. Pre-
isotope distributions with an emphasis on the application
requisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
of these principles to important case studies in igneous
lecture; 3 semester hours.
petrology and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLICA-
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants.
TIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCI-
Prerequisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
ENCES (II) Thermal, chemical and microbiological reac-
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent
tions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours lecture;
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
3 semester hours.
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic funda-
exploration, contaminant mapping and global climate change.
mentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
genetics, growth and diversity; microbial interactions with
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
plants, animals, and other microbes. Additional topics cov-
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
ered will include various aspects of environmental micro-
topic may be continued through later semesters and addi-
biology such as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching,
tional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
bioremediation, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite:
1 to 3 semester hours.
ESGN301 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
ter hours. Offered alternate years.
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo-
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemi-
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
cal importance, as well as those of primary importance in
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
water pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimen-
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
tation, microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
water pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO-
freshwater habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
Offered alternate years.
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO-
same or a different topic may be continued through later
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understanding
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms, in
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and charac-
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
teristics of biological material, origin of life, role of micro-
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a
organisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of
member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal.
may be continued through later semesters and additional
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
ter hours.
3 semester hours.
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Economics and Business
Fields of Research
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
The faculty applies a wide variety of economic and ana-
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
lytical business tools including international trade, resource,
R.E.D. WOOLSEY, Professor
economics, environmental economics, industrial organiza-
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
tion, metal market analysis, energy economics, applied
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
microeconomics, applied econometrics, management theory
JANIS M. CAREY, Assistant Professor
and practice, finance and investment analysis, exploration
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
economics, decision analysis, utility theory, and corporate
SHEKHAR JAYANTHI, Assistant Professor
risk policy.
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
DAVID MOORE, Assistant Professor
Mineral Economics Program Requirements:
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
M.S. Degree. Students may choose from either the thesis
LUIS SOSA, Assistant Professor
or non-thesis option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program
JAMES M. OTTO, Research Professor/Director Global Resources
and are required to complete a minimum total of 36 credits
Policy & Management
(a typical course has 3 credits).
JOHN STERMOLE, Lecturer
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
Non-thesis option
DAVID E. FLETCHER, Professor Emeritus
15 credits of core courses
ALFRED PETRICK, Jr., Professor Emeritus
12 credits in area of specialization
ODED RUDAWSKY, Professor Emeritus
9 credits of approved electives or a minor from another
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
department1
JOHN E. TILTON, William J. Coulter Professor Emeritus
JOHN CORDES, Associate Professor Emeritus
Thesis option
15 credits of core courses
Degrees Offered:
12 thesis credits
Master of Science (Mineral Economics)
9 credits in area of specialization
Doctor of Philosophy (Mineral Economics)
Ph.D. Degree. Doctoral students develop a customized
Masters of Science (Engineering and Technology
curriculum to fit their needs. The degree requires a minimum
Management)
of 72 graduate credit hours that includes course work and a
Mineral Economics Program Description:
thesis.
In an increasingly global and technical world, govern-
Course work
ment and industry leaders in the mineral and energy areas
24 credits of core courses
require a strong foundation in economic and business skills.
12 credits in area of specialization
The Division of Economics and Business offers such skills
12 credits in a minor
in unique graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D.
Thesis credits
degrees in Mineral Economics. Course work and research
24 thesis credits, the student’s faculty advisor and the
in the Mineral Economics degrees emphasize the application
Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the student’s pro-
of economic principles and business methods to mineral,
gram of study and the topic for the thesis.
energy, and related environmental and technological issues.
Qualifying Examination Process
Students in the Mineral Economics Program select from
Upon completion of the core course work, students must
one of two areas of specialization: Economics and Public
pass a qualifying written examination to become a candidate
Policy (E&PP) or Quantitative Business Methods/Operations
for the Ph.D. degree. The qualifying exam is offered once a
Research (QBM/OR). The E&PP specialization focuses on
year and is administered by the Division qualifier commit-
the optimal use of scarce energy and mineral resources with
tee. This exam is designed to test the student’s competence
a global perspective. It provides institutional knowledge
in core courses and a reading list of additional topics. Once
coupled with economics, mathematical and statistical tools
qualified, the Ph.D. student is then required to complete an
to analyze and understand how the world of energy and
additional written and an oral examination. This exam is pre-
minerals works to guide and shape industry change. The
pared and administered by the student’s thesis committee
QBM/OR specialization emphasizes the application of quan-
and is generally related to the student’s thesis topic and the
titative business methods such as optimization, simulation,
student’s minor field.
decision analysis, and project management to minerals and
energy related manufacturing, exploration, resource alloca-
tion, and other decision-making processes.
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Minor from Another Department
Required Course Curriculum in Mineral
Non-thesis M.S. students may apply their nine credits
Economics:
of electives towards a minor in another department. A minor
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral Economics are
is ideal for those students who want to enhance or gain
required to take a set of core courses that provide basic tools
knowledge in another field while gaining the economic and
for the more advanced and specialized courses in the pro-
business skills to help them move up the career ladder. For
gram.
example, a petroleum, chemical, or mining engineer might
1. M.S. Curriculum
want to learn more about environmental engineering, a geo-
physicist or geologist might want to learn the latest tech-
a. Core Courses (15 credits)
niques in their profession, or an economic policy analyst
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
might want to learn about political risk. Students should
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
check with the minor department for the opportunities and
EBGN511 Microeconomics
requirements for a minor.
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
Transfer Credits
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
Students who enter the non-thesis M.S. program may
b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits or 9 credits
transfer up to 15 credits (9 credits for a thesis M.S.) . The
for M.S. thesis option)
student must have achieved a grade of B or better in all
Economics & Public Policy
graduate transfer courses and the transfer credit must be
approved by the student’s advisor and the Division Director.
Required:
Students who enter the Ph.D. program with a thesis based
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
masters degree may transfer up to 36 graduate credit hours.
And 9 credits from:
Other CSM doctorate students may transfer up to 24 gradu-
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
ate credits from another graduate program from which a
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
masters degree was not earned. The student must have
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer
EBGN541 International Trade
courses and the transfer must be approved by the student’s
EBGN542 Economic Development
Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Division Director.
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
Joint Degrees
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees may be combined in two
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
possible joint degree programs with:
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
1. Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) in Petroleum
Required:
Economics and Management (see http://www.ifp.fr)
EBGN505 Financial/Managerial Accounting
2. College of Law at the University of Denver in Natural
And 9 credits from:
Resource Law (see http://law.du.edu)
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
Prerequisites for the Mineral Economics
Methods
Programs:
EBGN513 Industrial Psychology
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
EBGN526 Manufacturing Management
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
EBGN528 Simulation
1. Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311),
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
2. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530), and
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
3. One semester of college-level Calculus (MACS111).
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
A student not demonstrating satisfactory standing in
EBGN554 Integer Programming
these areas may be accepted; however, s/he will need to
EBGN555 Linear Programming
complete the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that
EBGN556 Network Models
require these subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly advised
EBGN558 Geometric Programming
that students complete any deficiencies prior to enrolling in
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
graduate degree course work.
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
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2. Ph.D. Curriculum.
and managerial perspective needed to effectively function in
a. Core Courses (24 credits)
a highly competitive and technologically complex business
economy.
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
Students in the ETM Program select from one of the
EBGN511 Microeconomics
two areas of degree specialization: Operations/Engineering
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
Management or Leadership and Strategy. Operations/
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
Engineering Management specialization emphasizes
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
valuable techniques for managing large engineering and
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
technical projects effectively and efficiently. In addition,
EBGN695 Research Philosophy
special emphasis is given to advanced operations research
and optimization techniques applicable to a wide array of
b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits)
business and engineering problems. The Leadership and
Economics & Public Policy
Strategy specialization is designed to teach the correct match
12 credits from:
between organizational strategies and structures to maximize
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
the competitive power of technology. This specialization has
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
a particular emphasis on leadership and management issues
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
associated with the modern business enterprise.
EBGN541 International Trade
Engineering and Technology Management
EBGN542 Economic Development
Program Requirements:
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
Students may choose from either the thesis or non-thesis
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
option and take a minimum total of 36 credits.
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
Non-thesis option
Required:
18 credits of core courses
EBGN505 Financial/Managerial Accounting
12 credits in area of specialization
6 credits of approved electives
And 9 credits from:
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
Thesis option
Methods
18 credits of core courses
EBGN513 Industrial Psychology
12 thesis credits
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
6 credits in area of specialization
EBGN526 Manufacturing Management
Further Degree Requirements
EBGN528 Simulation
All thesis and non-thesis ETM Program students are
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
required to attend the ETM Program “Executive-in-
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
Residence” seminar series during at least two semesters
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
of their attendance at CSM. The “Executive-in-Residence”
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
series features executives from industry who pass on insight
EBGN554 Integer Programming
and knowledge to graduate students preparing for positions
EBGN555 Linear Programming
in industry. This series facilitates active involvement in the
EBGN556 Network Models
ETM program by industry executives, through teaching,
EBGN558 Geometric Programming
student advising activities and more. Each semester the
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
“Executive-in-Residence will present 6-8 one hour seminars
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
on a variety of topics related to leadership and strategy in the
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation
engineering and technology sectors.
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
Prerequisites for ETM Program:
Engineering and Technology Management
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
Program Description:
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
The Division also offers an M.S. degree in Engineering
1. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530), and
and Technology Management (ETM). The ETM degree pro-
gram is designed to integrate the technical elements of engi-
2. Engineering Economics (EBGN321).
neering practice with the managerial perspective of modern
A student not demonstrating satisfactory standing in these
engineering and technology management. A major focus is
areas may be accepted; however, s/he will need to complete
on the business and management principles related to this
the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that require these
integration. The ETM Program provides the analytical tools
subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly suggested that students
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complete any deficiencies prior to enrolling in graduate
Course Descriptions in the Mineral Economics
degree course work.
Program and Engineering and Technology
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree Engineering
Management Program
and Technology Management
Graduate students may also take up to 9 credit hours
Thesis and non-thesis students take the following 18
of 400 level economics courses. Descriptions of these
hours of core courses:
courses can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin or at
www.econbus.mines.edu.
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
EBGN504 ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVEST-
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
MENT DECISION METHODS Time value of money con-
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
cepts of present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate of
EBGN520 Managing in Technical Companies
return and break-even analysis are applied to after-tax eco-
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
nomic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general invest-
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
ments. Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1)
EBGN585 Engineering and Technology Management Cap-
inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
stone (to be taken during the final semester of coursework)
(3) risk adjustment of analyses using expected value con-
b. Areas of Specialization (12 credits required for non-
cepts, and (4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses and
thesis option or 6 credits required for thesis option)
service producing alternatives. Case study analysis of a min-
Operations/Engineering Management:
eral or petroleum investment situation is required.
EBGN526 Manufacturing Management
EBGN505 INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING Concepts from
EBGN528 Simulation
both financial and managerial accounting. Preparation and
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
interpretation of financial statements and the use of this
EBGN553 Project Management
financial information in evaluation and control of the organi-
EBGN555 Linear Programming
zation. Managerial concepts include the use of accounting
EBGN556 Network Models
information in the development and implementation of a
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
successful global corporate strategy, and how control sys-
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
tems enhance the planning process.
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
EBGN509 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS This course
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer
EBGN569 Models for Managing Production
tools that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral
Leadership and Strategy:
Economics. It includes topics from differential and integral
calculus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix alge-
CHGN598 Inventing, Patenting and Licensing
bra; difference equations; and linear, mathematical and
EBGN563 Management of Technology
dynamic programming. It shows how these tools are applied
EBGN564 Strategy of Product Development
in an economic and business context with applications taken
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology-Based Companies
from the mineral and energy industries. It requires both
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
analytical as well as computer solutions. At the end of the
EBGN567 Business Law and Technology
course you will be able to appreciate and apply mathematics
Non-thesis M.S. students complete their 36 semester hour
for better personal, economic and business decision making.
curriculum plan by choosing at least an additional six hours
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311; or permission of
of approved elective courses from the Division, other depart-
instructor.
ments on the CSM campus, or courses at surrounding uni-
EBGN 510 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
versities. Students must receive approval from the Chair of
The threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity
the ETM Program Committee in order to apply non-EB Divi-
analysis and the problem of mineral market instability;
sion courses towards their ETM degree. Students enrolled
cartels and the nature of mineral pricing; the environment;
in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program may
government involvement; mineral policy issues; and inter-
double count 6 hours from their undergraduate course-work
national mineral trade. This course is designed for entering
towards the non-thesis graduate program. Thesis students
students in mineral economics. Prerequisites: EBGN311 or
are required to complete 12 credit hours of thesis credit and
permission of instructor.
complete a Master’s level thesis under the direct supervision
of the student’s faculty advisor.
EBGN511 MICROECONOMICS The first of two courses
dealing with applied economic theory. This part concentrates
on the behavior of individual segments of the economy, the
theory of consumer behavior and demand, the theory of pro-
duction and costs, duality, welfare measures, price and out-
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put level determination by business firms, and the structure
related to capital budgeting, production scheduling, inven-
of product and input markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
tory control, and network design.
EBGN311 and pre/co-requisite EBGN509; or permission of
EBGN526 MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT Topics
instructor.
to be covered include forecasting, inventory management,
EBGN512 MACROECONOMICS This course will provide
material requirements planning, aggregate planning, capacity
an introduction to contemporary macroeconomic concepts
planning, and facility layout. Special emphasis will be placed
and analysis. Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior
on the role of uncertainty and methods for dealing with it.
of the economy as an aggregate. Topics include the equi-
Prerequisites: MACS530,1 EBGN525; or permission of
librium level of inflation, interest rates, unemployment and
instructor.
the growth in national income. The impact of government
EBGN528 SIMULATION Advanced study of simulation
fiscal and monetary policy on these variables and the busi-
techniques for modeling complex queuing systems such as
ness cycle, with particular attention to the effects on the
production lines, computer systems, harbors and airports.
mineral industry. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311 and
Topics include random number and variate generation,
pre/co-requisite EBGN509; or permission of instructor.
Monte Carlo techniques, use of a computer simulation
EBGN513 SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
language, experimental design, and variance reduction.
Early experimentation with small group dynamics relative to
Prerequisites: MACS5301 or permission of instructor.
economic incentive will be first presented. Hawthorne
EBGN530 ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY
experiments, Asch experiments on perception, analysis of
MARKETS Application of models to understand markets for
case studies of work productivity in minerals, process, and
oil, gas, coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources.
manufacturing industries. Review of work of F. W. Taylor,
Models, modeling techniques, and issues included are supply
McGregor, and others in terms of optimum working condi-
and demand, market structure, transportation models, game
tions relative to wage and fringe benefits. This course has,
theory, futures markets, environmental issues, energy policy,
as its primary aim, the equipping of a future consultant to
energy regulation, input/output models, energy conservation,
deal with socio-economic, behavioral, psychological, and
and dynamic optimization. The emphasis in the course is on
political problems in the workplace. This course teaches the
the development of appropriate models and their application
survival, report writing, and presentation skills along with
to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
cultural awareness needed for success in the real international
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511 or permission of instructor.
business world. Format is case studies, reported and presented.
EBGN535 ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
EBGN 515 ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING
MARKETS Metal supply from main product, byproduct,
Designed to provide an understanding of the macro- and
and secondary production. Metal demand and intensity
micro-economic forces, both domestic and international, that
of use analysis. Market organization and price formation.
influence management decisions and ultimately corporate
Public policy, comparative advantage, and international
performance. Macro issues include interest rates, economic
metal trade. Metals and economic development in the
policy, business cycles, and the financial system. Micro
developing countries and former centrally planned eco-
issues include input demand and supply, industry factors,
nomies. Environmental policy and mining and mineral
market structure, and externalities. Prerequisites: MACS5301
processing. Students prepare and present a major research
or permission of instructor. Mineral Economics students will
paper. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN510,
not receive degree credits for this course.
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
EBGN520 MANAGING IN TECHNICAL COMPANIES An
EBGN536 MINERAL POLICIES & INTERNATIONAL
organizational behavior (OB) course with a special emphasis
INVESTMENT Identification and evaluation of international
on OB issues within the technical organization. It provides
mineral investment policies and company responses using
an overview of the various perspectives from which indi-
economic, business and legal concepts. Assessment of policy
vidual, group, and organization behavior can be studied.
issues in light of stakeholder interests and needs. Theoretical
An emphasis on the concepts, insights, and skills needed
issues are introduced and then applied to case studies, policy
to effectively manage diverse individuals through a variety
drafting, and negotiation exercises to assure both conceptual
of situations in technical organizations.
and practical understanding of the issues. Special attention
EBGN525 OPERATIONS RESEARCH METHODS An
is given to the formation of national policies and corporate
overview of methods in operations research, including opti-
decision making concerning fiscal regimes, project financ-
mization modeling (e.g., linear programming, integer pro-
ing, environmental protection, land use and local community
gramming, and network flows), and simulation. These tech-
concerns and the content of exploration and extraction agree-
niques will be applied to operational and managerial deci-
ments. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
sion making in industries such as manufacturing, telecom-
EBGN541 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Theories and evi-
munications, and transportation and in decision making
dence on international trade and development. Determinants
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of static and dynamic comparative advantage. The arguments
will address both unconstrained and constrained nonlinear
for and against free trade. Economic development in non-
model formulation and corresponding algorithms (e.g.,
industrialized countries. Sectoral development policies and
Gradient Search and Newton’s method, and Lagrange
industrialization. The special problems and opportunities
Multiplier Methods and Reduced Gradient Algorithms,
created by extensive mineral resource endowments. The
respectively). Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and
impact of value-added processing and export diversification
software will emphasize solving real-world problems in
on development. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311,
areas such as mining, energy, transportation, and the mili-
EBGN509, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
tary. Prerequisites: EBGN555 or permission of instructor.
EBGN542 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Role of energy
EBGN553 PROJECT MANAGEMENT An integrated course
and minerals in the development process. Sectoral policies
focusing on techniques for managing projects and on devel-
and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special atten-
oping, through analysis of research articles and case studies,
tion to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse
skills for effective project leadership and management.
effects, downstream processing, and diversification. Pre-
Topics include the project lifecycle, establishing project
requisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511,
scope and success criteria, project screening, estimating
EBGN512; or permission of instructor.
requirements and developing detailed plans, project schedul-
EBGN545 CORPORATE FINANCE The fundamentals of
ing (critical path method), resource leveling, multi-project
corporate finance as they pertain to the valuation of invest-
resource allocation, project monitoring and control, and
ments, firms, and the securities they issue. Included are the
project close-out.
relevant theories associated with capital budgeting, financing
EBGN554 ECONOMIC MODELING WITH INTEGER
decisions, and dividend policy. This course provides an in-
PROGRAMMING Survey of economic modeling formula-
depth study of the theory and practice of corporate financial
tion using methods of integer and mixed-integer program-
management including a study of the firm’s objectives,
ming. Survey of application-oriented integer programming
investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, and
methods. Course emphasis will be on the formulation and
working capital management. Prerequisites: EBGN5053 or
solution of capital budgeting, capital allocation, distribution,
permission of instructor.
personnel, and production planning problems. Application
EBGN546 INVESTMENT and PORTFOLIO MANAGE-
examples provided for mineral resource, manufacturing, pro-
MENT The theory and practice of investment, providing a
duction, processing, and marketing. Course will concentrate
comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of securities
on formulation methods using case studies and examples
markets, valuation techniques and trading strategies for stocks,
from the mineral and other industries. Prerequisite: permis-
bonds, and derivative securities. It includes the mean-variance
sion of instructor.
efficient portfolio theory, the arbitrage pricing theory, bond
EBGN555 LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course addresses
portfolio management, investment management functions
the formulation of linear programming models, examines
and policies, and portfolio performance evaluation. Pre-
linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard form
requisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN545, EBGN505,2
and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
or permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN509,
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
EBGN511.
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
EBGN547 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Analysis
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
of the sources, causes and effects of risks associated with
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
holding, operating and managing assets by individuals and
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
organizations; evaluation of the need and importance of
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
managing these risks; and discussion of the methods
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
employed and the instruments utilized to achieve risk shift-
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MACS332
ing objectives. The course concentrates on the use of deriva-
or EBGN509 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
tive assets in the risk management process. These derivatives
3 semester hours.
include futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps, collars and
EBGN556 NETWORK MODELS Network models are
floors. Exposure to market and credit risks will be explored
special cases of linear programming problems that possess
and ways of handling them will be reviewed and critiqued
special mathematical structures. This course examines a
through analysis of case studies from the mineral and energy
variety of network models, specifically, spanning tree prob-
industries. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN505,
lems, shortest path problems, maximum flow problems,
EBGN545 or EBGN546; or permission of instructor.
minimum cost flow problems, and transportation and assign-
Recommended: EBGN509, EBGN511.
ment problems. For each class of problem, we present appli-
EBGN552 COMPUTATIONAL NONLINEAR PROGRAM-
cations in areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy, min-
MING As an advanced course in optimization, this course
ing, transportation and logistics, and the military. We also
discuss an algorithm or two applicable to each problem
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class. As time permits, we explore combinatorial problems
EBGN563 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY Case
that can be depicted on graphs, e.g., the traveling salesman
studies and research articles explore strategies for managing
problem and the Chinese postman problem, and discuss the
all business functions of a firm in order to maximize profits
tractability issues associated with these problems in contrast
from technology assets. Corporate strategy and core compe-
to “pure” network models. Prerequisites: EBGN 555 or
tencies, product development, marketing, mergers and acqui-
EBGN 525 or permission of the instructor.
sitions, partnerships and alliances, process development,
EBGN557 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZA-
manufacturing, intellectual property, standard wars, domi-
TION As an advanced course in optimization, this course
nant designs and more are explored in the context of the
will address computational performance of linear and linear-
technology lifecycle. Successful management of politics
integer optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art
provides a unifying theme throughout. Prerequisites:
hardware and software, will introduce solution techniques
EBGN321 recommended.
for “difficult” optimization problems. We will discuss such
EBGN564 MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOP-
methodologies applied to the monolith (e.g., branch-and-
MENT Develops interdisciplinary skills required for suc-
bound and its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations),
cessful product development in today’s competitive market-
as well as decomposition and reformulation techniques (e.g.,
place. Small product development teams step through the
Lagrangian relaxation, Benders decomposition, column gen-
new product development process in detail, learning about
eration). Additional “special topics” may be introduced, as
available tools and techniques to execute each process step
time permits. Prerequisite: EBGN555 or permission of
along the way. Each student brings his or her individual dis-
instructor
ciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to
EBGN558 ECONOMIC & ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
synthesize that perspective with those of the other students
OF GEOMETRIC PROGRAMMING Kuhn-Tucker-Karush
in the group to develop a sound, marketable product.
conditions for optimality. Formulation of mathematical
Prerequisites: EBGN563 recommended.
models and solution methods using methods of nonlinear
EBGN565 MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
and geometric programming. Examples presented define the
COMPANIES This class explores concepts and practices
relationship of geometric programming to general nonlinear
related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment,
economic models and engineering design. Course is strictly
including the defining characteristics of high-technology
applications-oriented with main emphasis on engineering
industries; different types and patterns of innovations and
design and engineering economic models. Prerequisite:
their marketing implications; the need for (and difficulties
MACS111 or permission of instructor.
in) adopting a customer-orientation; tools used to gather
EBGN559 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Supply chain
marketing research/intelligence in technology-driven indus-
management is a relatively new area that integrates many
tries; use of strategic alliances and partnerships in marketing
aspects of manufacturing and service operations: forecasting,
technology; adaptations to the “4 P’s”; regulatory and ethical
inventory management, materials planning and control,
considerations in technological arenas. Prerequisite:
information systems, supplier management, transportation/
Permission of instructor.
logistics, and customer service. Supply chain management
EBGN566 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
provides a systems approach to the management of flow of
Introduces concepts related to starting and expanding a
information, materials, and services through the various ele-
technological-based corporation. Presents ideas such as
ments of the supply chain consisting of suppliers, manufac-
developing a business and financing plan, role of intellectual
turers, distributors, and customers. Therefore, the manage-
property, and the importance of a good R&D program.
ment of supply chain involves taking a process-based
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
approach that facilitates the integration and co-ordination
EBGN567 BUSINESS LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
of the various links in the value chain. Prerequisite:
Computer software and hardware are the most complex
Permission of instructor.
and rapidly developing intellectual creations of modern
EBGN560 DECISION ANALYSIS Introduction to the sci-
man. Computers provide unprecedented power in accessing
ence of decision making and risk theory. Application of deci-
and manipulating data. Computers work in complex systems
sion analysis and utility theory to the analysis of strategic
that require standardization and compatibility to function. Each
decision problems. Focuses on the application of quantitative
of these special features has engendered one or more bodies of
methods to business problems characterized by risk and
law. Complex intellectual creation demands comprehensive
uncertainty. Choice problems such as decisions concerning
intellectually property protection. Computer technology, how-
major capital investments, corporate acquisitions, new prod-
ever, differs fundamentally from previous objects of intellectu-
uct introductions, and choices among alternative technolo-
al property protection, and thus does not fit easily into tradi-
gies are conceptualized and structured using the concepts
tional copyright and patent law. This course covers topics that
introduced in this course. Prerequisites: EBGN504,3 or per-
relate to these complex special features of computer and tech-
mission of instructor.
nology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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EBGN568 ADVANCED PROJECT ANALYSIS An
course objectives include. This course consists of learning
advanced course in economic analysis that will look at
fundamental concepts associated with strategic management
more complex issues associated with valuing investments
process and participating in a strategic management simula-
and projects. Discussion will focus on development and
tion to support the knowledge that you have developed.
application of concepts in after-tax environments and look
EBGN590 ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING Using
at other criteria and their impact in the decision-making
statistical techniques to fit economic models to data. Topics
and valuation process. Applications to engineering and tech-
include ordinary least squares and single equation regression
nology aspects will be discussed. Effective presentation of
models; two stage least squares and multiple equation
results will be an important component of the course.
econometric models; specification error, serial correlation,
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
heteroskedasticity; distributive lag; applications to mineral
EBGN569 MODELS FOR MANAGING PRODUCTION
commodity markets; hypothesis testing; forecasting with
An advanced course in modeling production and effectively
econometric models, time series analysis, and simulation.
applying optimization techniques to managing production.
Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311.
The course develops scientific and mathematical skills nec-
EBGN598 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
essary for designing useful models for managing production.
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Topics include data envelopment analysis, capacity analysis,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
equipment efficiency analysis, linear programming models
Usually the course is offered only once.
of dynamic production systems, production planning and
scheduling. Students implement models using AMPL and
EBGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
analyze data. Prerequisites: EBGN555.
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
EBGN570 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS The role of
tent, and credit hours.
markets and other economic considerations in controlling
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource
EBGN610 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECO-
allocation incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in envi-
NOMICS Optimal resource use in a dynamic context using
ronmental policy decisions and the associated problems with
mathematical programming, optimal control theory and
measuring benefits and costs. Prerequisites: EBGN509 or
game theory. Constrained optimization techniques are used
permission of instructor.
to evaluate the impact of capital constraints, exploration
activity and environmental regulations. Offered when student
EBGN575 ADVANCED MINERAL ASSET VALUATION
demand is sufficient. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1
The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in min-
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission
eral and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation
of instructor.
Principle. The measurement of political risk and its impact
on project value. Extensive use of real cases. Prerequisites:
EBGN611 ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS A second
MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN504,
graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
3 EBGN505,2 EBGN509,
EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics
include consumer theory, production theory and the use of
EBGN580 EXPLORATION ECONOMICS Exploration
game theoretic and dynamic optimization tools. Prerequi-
planning and decision making for oil and gas, and metallic
sites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311, EBGN509,
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
activity and productivity. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN510;
or permission of instructor. Offered when student demand is
EBGN690 ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS A second course
sufficient.
in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this course pro-
vides a more theoretical and mathematical understand of
EBGN585 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MAN-
econometrics. Matrix algebra is used and model construction
AGEMENT CAPSTONE This course represents the culmi-
and hypothesis testing are emphasized rather than forecast-
nation of the ETM Program. This course is about the strate-
ing. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311,
gic management process – how strategies are developed and
EBGN509, EBGN590; or permission of instructor.
implemented in organizations. It examines senior manage-
Recommended: EBGN511.
ment’s role in formulating strategy and the role that all
an organization’s managers play in implementing a well
EBGN695 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Lectures pro-
thought out strategy. Among the topics discussed in this
vide an overview of methods used in economic research
course are (1) how different industry conditions support dif-
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral
ferent types of strategies; (2) how industry conditions change
Economics and information on how to carry out research
and the implication of those changes for strategic manage-
and present research results. Students will be required to
ment; and (3) how organizations develop and maintain capa-
write and present a research paper that will be submitted for
bilities that lead to sustained competitive advantage. The
publication. It is expected that this paper will lead to a Ph.D.
dissertation proposal. This course should be taken by all
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Ph.D. students during spring semester of their second year.
Engineering
It is recommended that a student take their qualifier exam
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor and Division Director
before taking this course and to start thinking about potential
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
dissertation topic areas as they study for their qualifier.
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
Ph.D. students must receive a grade of an “A” in this course.
Engineering
This course is also recommended for students writing
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
Master’s thesis or who want guidance in doing independent
MARK A. LINNE, , Research Professor
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor and Vice-President for
research relating to the economics and business aspects of
Academic Affairs
energy, minerals and related environmental and technologi-
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
cal topics. Prerequisites: MACS530,1 EBGN509, EBGN510,
PANKAJ SEN, Professor
EBGN511, EBGN512, EBGN590, EBGN611; or permission
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
of instructor.
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Associate Professor
EBGN698 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
NING LU, Associate Professor
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
MARK T. LUSK, Associate Professor
Usually the course is offered only once.
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, Associate Professor
EBGN699 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Professor
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
tent, and credit hours.
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
EBGN701 GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
Preparation of the Master’s thesis under the supervision of
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
the graduate student’s advisory committee.
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
EBGN703 GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the supervision
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
Notes
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
1MACS323 may be substituted for MACS530.
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
2EBGN305 and EBGN306 together may be substituted for
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
EBGN505 with permission.
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Professor
3EBGN321 may be substituted for EBGN504.
Degrees Offered:
Master of Science (Engineering Systems)
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Systems)
Program Description:
The Engineering Systems Program offers a graduate
multidisciplinary education that is at the intersections of
the traditional engineering disciplines. The Engineering
Division’s faculty represents Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical
Engineering, as well as Engineering Science, with much of
the research occurring at these intersections. It is also com-
mon 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:
M.S. (Engineering Systems)
36 credit hours
The Engineering Graduate committee evaluating an
Ph.D. (Engineering Systems)
72 credit hours
applicant may require that the student take undergraduate
remedial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies,
Students must have a faculty supervisor in the Engineer-
which does not count toward the graduate program. The com-
ing Division to direct and monitor their research, and a
mittee will decide whether to recommend to the Dean of
degree committee to oversee their progress. A Masters
Graduate Studies and Research regular or provisional admis-
student’s committee must have at least three members, two
sion, and may ask the applicant to come for an interview.
of whom must be faculty in the Engineering Division.
A Doctoral student’s committee must have at least five
Required Curriculum:
members; at least three members must be faculty in the
For both Masters and Ph.D. degrees
Engineering Division, and at least one member must be from
EGES 501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
the department in which the student is pursuing a minor pro-
EGES 502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
gram. Minor programs of at least 12 semester hours, which
EGES 504/604 Engineering Systems Graduate
further the interdisciplinary concept of engineering systems,
Colloquium
are required for doctoral students.
And at least one course from the following list
Doctoral students must pass a Preliminary Examination,
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
EGES 503 Modern Engineering Design and Management
research in Engineering Systems. The Preliminary Exami-
EBGN520 Managing in Technical Companies
nation is based principally on the material in the Engineering
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
core courses Advanced Engineering Measurements and
EBGN553 Project Management
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation, as well as rele-
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
vant undergraduate material. The Preliminary Examination is
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology Companies
given once per year at the beginning of the Spring semester.
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
Normally, Ph.D. students will take the preliminary Exami-
Doctoral students must take a minor program of at least
nation in their first year, but it must be taken within three
12 semester hours.
semesters of entering the program.
Fields of Research:
Within 18 months after passing the Preliminary Exami-
Advanced Sensing and Automation
nation, the Ph.D. student must prepare a written thesis pro-
posal and present it formally to the thesis committee and
Projects in this area develop and apply advanced sensing and
other interested faculty. The Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
automation research to a variety of engineering systems.
coincides with the thesis proposal presentation. The student
Current multidisciplinary projects span traditional elect-
will be questioned about the proposal, as well as other topics
rical, mechanical, and civil engineering, as well as com-
within the field of major and minor studies. After passing the
puter science and other disciplines. A common thread is
Qualifying Examination, the student will be admitted to can-
the use of signal processing and intelligent control tech-
didacy for the Ph.D.
niques. Current projects encompass development of
machine vision techniques for applications in robotics,
At the conclusion of the MS and Ph.D. programs, the
radar, and medical imaging; diagnostics and health moni-
student will be required to make a formal presentation and
toring for structures and systems, fuzzy logic and neural
defense of his/her thesis research.
network techniques in decision processing, intelligent
Applicants for the Master of Science degree must com-
biomedical devices; augmented reality; and intelligent
plete 24 semester hours of approved course work and at least
electric-power-system control.
12 hours of thesis research.
Geomechanics and Environmental Geotechnics
Prerequisites:
The geomechanics and environmental geotechnics area of
The requirements for admission for the., M.S., and Ph.D.
study actively explores research subjects in the following
degrees in Engineering Systems are a baccalaureate degree
fundamental and practical fronts: computational numeri-
in engineering, a physical science, or math from an ABET-
cal and analytical methods in geomechanics, stochastic
accredited program or equivalent four-year engineering
finite element modeling of heterogeneous soils, experi-
program, with a grade-point average over 3.0/4.0; Graduate
mental and theoretical investigation on coupled phenome-
Record Examination scores of 600 (analytical) and 700
non in expansive geomaterials, coupled fluid and chemi-
(quantitative); and a TOEFL score of 550 or higher (paper
cal transport in partially saturated soils, and discrete ele-
based), 213 (computer based) for applicants whose native
ment modeling of particulate systems.
language is not English. Applicants from an engineering
program at CSM are not required to submit GRE scores.
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Mechanics and Materials
Thermal Systems
Research projects in mechanics and materials focus on the
A number of projects span from traditional mechanical-
static and dynamic behavior of solids and emphasize the
engineering areas of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and
coupling among the thermal, mechanical, kinematic and
physical gas dynamics, to chemical engineering, electri-
kinetic character of materials. Investigations draw form
cal engineering, mathematics, and material science. For
the basic physical sciences, applied mathematics, compu-
example, research includes understanding combustion-
tational mechanics, and materials engineering. Current
generated pollutant formation and abatement, combustion
projects consider the flow and compaction of granular
synthesis of materials, and advanced material processing
materials, fracture phenomena, phase transitions and
using chemically reacting flow. An important research
recrystallization, bridging of length scales, the properties
emphasis is in optical diagnostics to measure composi-
of material interfaces, and the effect of mechanical load-
tion and flow fields, including real-time process sensors.
ing on the transport properties of multi-phase materials.
Another important research area is modeling and simula-
Researchers in this group typically investigate basic
tion, especially for complex chemically reacting flows.
physical issues through the development and use of
An application here is the design and control of processes
sophisticated numerical simulations and experimental
for the manufacture of electronic thin films by chemical
studies.
vapor deposition.
Power Systems
Description of Courses
Curriculum and research projects in the power-engineering
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
program are directly linked to the activities of the
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
CSM National Science Foundation research center
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
for Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
(ACEPS). Arizona State University, Purdue University,
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manip-
and Wichita State University are member institutions in
ulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the
ACEPS. Research projects of this center directly impact-
environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the
ing the utility industry include intelligent substation diag-
environment to identify obstacles and guidance path features
nostics and predictive maintenance; advanced automatic
and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health.
generation control; new sensors for real-time NOx con-
A lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
trol; optical fiber-based in-situ sensor for health assess-
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
ment of high voltage transformer; electro-magneto-
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development.
acoustic transducers for monitoring of transmission and
Introduces principles and concepts of guidance, position,
distribution equipment. Several laboratories as well as
and force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and
direct access to the ACEPS member utilities’ facilities
trajectory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
provide a unique hands-on experience for the graduate
Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students in our power system program.
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
Structural Engineering
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
Emphasis is placed upon analytical description of overall
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
structural behavior under external loads (e.g., earthquake
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo-
and wind). Study is made of the nature of these loads,
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical
static or dynamic, and random and deterministic, with
equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicomponent
implications being drawn for design. Students in this area
systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion
can also have opportunities to participate in the USGS
processes, ionization, application to real industrial problems.
and international collaboration. Current work supported
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
by various federal and local agencies and private sectors
ter hours.
includes innovative design of a new generation of high-
rise buildings; active, passive and hybrid vibration con-
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
trol of such engineering systems as offshore structures
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
and civil infrastructures subjected to earthquake motion,
approach is presented, and modeling of electromechanical
turbulent wind and currents; reliability analysis of large-
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
scale engineering systems; simulation of stochastic
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and
processes and fields relevant to civil/mechanical engi-
lead-log compensators are presented. Case studies using
neering issues; wave phenomena modeling (e.g., earth-
real-life problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite:
quake and wind loads) and its engineering applications
MACS315 and DCGN381 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
;design of high strength concrete structures.
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EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to
Students get a copy of all the source code published in the
the principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the
course textbook. Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3
behavior of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure
semester hours.
considerations. Application of the basic theories of mechan-
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I) Steel
ics, kinematics, and mechanics of materials to the design of
properties; design of tension and compression members;
basic machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling;
beams; bolted and welded connections and plate girders;
journal bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing;
both elastic and plastic methods will be applied to the design
brakes and clutches, welded connections and other fasten-
of a commercial building. Prerequisite: EGGN342. 2 hours
ings. Prerequisite: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320.
lecture; 3 hours design lab; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING This
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the stu-
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre-
dent with the necessary background to use the computer as a
requisite: EGGN342. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours design lab;
tool for engineering analysis and design. The Finite Element
3 semester hours.
Analysis (FEA) method and associated computational engi-
neering software have become significant tools in engineer-
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
ing analysis and design. This course is directed to learning
ORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating electrical
the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechan-
circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineer-
ical engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evalu-
ing fundamentals using computer data acquisition and trans-
ation of the results of a FEA using classical methods (from
ducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
statics and mechanics of materials) and engineering judg-
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
ment is employed throughout the course. Prerequisite:
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and pre-
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dicting failures in refrigerators, computer control of a
hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
structural failures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diag-
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
nosis and prediction of failures in a motor/generator system.
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350,
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407.
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsym-
metrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of fun-
on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-
damentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
walled cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite:
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
EGGN430. GLOBAL POSITIONING (II) A follow-up
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course to basic surveying which answers the fundamental
question “where are you?”. Determination of latitude and
EGGN461. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) Fundamental rela-
longitude by astronomical and by GPS (Global Positioning
tions, methods of soil classification, seepage and water flow
System) from satellites. Reduction of this data through
in soils, consolidation and settlement, shear strength and
conformal and non-conformal projections to NAD’27 and
deformation characteristics, slope stability analysis, lateral
NAD’83 State Plane Coordinates, UTM and computer based
earth pressures and bearing capacity. Special emphasis will
mapping bases, GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The
be placed on earth structures, porous flow, slope stability,
major user of this concept is anybody who uses a map or
retaining walls and foundation reactions. Prerequisite:
who has to add information to a mapping base. Data gather-
EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;
ing will be optional. Prerequisite: EGGN233. 3 hours lec-
3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN463. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
Methods of sampling and testing soils for engineering pur-
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
poses. Prerequisite: EGGN461 or concurrent enrollment.
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
cal technique for solving differential equations is empha-
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
sized. Topics covered include simple “structural” element,
selection of and basis for design of foundation types. Pre-
solid elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis.
requisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab;
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
4 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 instru-
convection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
mentation, system grounding, load-flow, economic opera-
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN384 or EGGN389. 3 hours lecture;
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
3 semester hours.
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
internal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solutions
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
of various practical problems for mechanical and related
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or consent
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
figurations. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or concurrent enroll-
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective retrofit of
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isola-
engineering systems such as structural, sensory, electric,
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities.
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics include introduction of reliability of engineering
EGGN481. ADVANCED ELECTRONICS AND DIGITAL
systems, stochastic engineering system simulation, frequen-
SYSTEMS (I, II) Device models; transistors as amplifiers,
cy analysis of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation
switches, and gates; integrating differentiating wave shaping
of engineering systems, and optimization of engineering sys-
and signal processing circuits. Small scale (SSI), medium
tems. Prerequisite: MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
scale (MSI), large scale (LSI) integration; logic components,
hours.
subsystems; analog-to- digital and digital-to-analog conver-
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) The first of a two-
sion techniques. Laboratory experience, evaluation, appli-
semester course sequence giving the student experience in
cation and extension of lecture concepts. Prerequisite:
the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended design
DCGN381 and EGGN250 or PHGN317 or consent of
problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering analy-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
sis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
INTERFACING (II) Microprocessor and microcontroller
Several design projects are completed during the two-
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
semester sequence. The design projects are chosen to
machine and assembly language programming skills essen-
develop student creativity, use of design methodology
tial for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control
and application of prior course work paralleled by individual
and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal con-
study and research. Prerequisites: EGGN342 or EGGN382
ditioning, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A
and concurrent enrollment in EGGN407 and EGGN481, or
converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other communi-
concurrent enrollment in EGGN411, and permission of the
cation standards. Laboratory study and evaluation of micro-
Capstone Design Course Committee. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours
computer system; design and implementation of interfacing
lab; 3 semester hours.
projects. Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor.
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) This is the second of
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
a two-semester course sequence to give the student experience
EGGN483. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION
in the engineering design process. This course will consist
AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) Signal classification;
of a single comprehensive design project covering the entire
Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal representation;
semester. Design integrity and performance are to be demon-
modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast, data
strated by building a prototype or model and performing pre-
transmission, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN382
planned experimental tests, wherever feasible. Prerequisite:
EGGN491 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
porary engineering as well as socio-economical, marketing
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
and behavioral issues facing today’s competitive business
special interest of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
environment. In order to improve communication skills, each
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
student is required to present a seminar in this course before
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
his/her graduation from Engineering Systems graduate pro-
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
gram. Also students are required to write weekly critiques
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
about materials delivery techniques used in the previous
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite: Graduate
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
standing. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
EGES510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PROCESSING (I) This course provides the student with the
Graduate Courses
theoretical background to allow them to apply state of the art
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
image and multi-dimensional signal processing techniques.
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
The course teaches students to solve practical problems
School.
involving the processing of multidimensional data such as
imagery, video sequences, and volumetric data. The types of
EGES501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASURE-
problems students are expected to solve are automated men-
MENTS (I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measure-
suration from multidimensional data, and the restoration,
ments within the context of engineering systems. Topics that
reconstruction, or compression of multidimensional data.
are covered include: errors and error analysis, modeling of
The tools used in solving these problems include a variety
measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and noise
of feature extraction methods, filtering techniques, segmen-
reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite: EGGN
tation techniques, and transform methods. Students will use
250, DCGN381 or equivalent, and MACS 323 or equivalent;
the techniques covered in this course to solve practical prob-
graduate student status or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
lems in projects. Prerequisite: EGGN 388 or equivalent.
lecture, 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES502. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELING AND
EGES511. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) This
SIMULATION (I) Introduce modern simulation and model-
course introduces the engineering aspects of digital signal
ing techniques, as used to solve traditional and multidiscipli-
processing (DSP). It deals with the theoretical foundations
nary engineering problems. Static and dynamic phenomena
of DSP combined with applications and implementation
are described in space and space-time domains as well as in
technologies. While the bulk of the course addresses one-
transform space. Analytical as well as computational solu-
dimensional signals and emphasizes digital filters, there are
tion methods are developed and applied for linear and non-
extensions to specialized and contemporary topics such as
linear systems. Simulation and modeling approaches are
sigma-delta conversion techniques. The course will be useful
applied to solve multidisciplinary engineering problems.
to all students who are concerned with information bearing
Prerequisite: This is an introductory graduate class. The
signals and signal-processing in a wide variety of applica-
student must have a solid understanding of linear algebra,
tions settings, including sensing, instrumentation, control,
calculus, ordinary differential equations, and Fourier theory.
communications, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and
3 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
imaging. Prerequisite: EGGN 483 and EGGN 407, EGGN
EGES503. MODERN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
388, approved undergraduate coursework in Linear Systems,
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II) Contemporary technical
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and behavioral issues in engineering design and project man-
EGES512. COMPUTER VISION (II) Computer vision is
agement. Implementation of project organization techniques
the process of using computers to acquire images, transform
to plan thesis research projects or projects selected at the
images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
beginning of the semester. Elements of quality control in
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and prop-
manufacturing and numerous marketing tools. Prerequisite:
erties of a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world from
EGGN 491 and EGGN 492, or equivalent senior design
its two-dimensional images. We start with an overview of
project experience, or equivalent industrial design experi-
image formation and low level image processing, including
ence, or consent of the Engineering Division. 3 hours lec-
feature extraction techniques. We then go into detail on the
ture; 3 semester hours.
theory and techniques for estimating shape, location, motion,
EGES504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II) This
and recognizing objects. Applications and case studies will
is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students to
be discussed from areas such as scientific image analysis,
present their research projects, critique others’ presentations,
robotics, machine vision inspection systems, photogramme-
understand the breadth of engineering projects across the
try, multimedia, and human interfaces (such as face and ges-
Division, hear from leaders of industry about the contem-
ture recognition). Design ability and hands-on projects will
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be emphasized, using image processing software and hard-
described. Difference equations describing dynamic systems
ware systems. Prerequisite: Linear algebra, Fourier trans-
are presented. Discrete equivalents of continuous systems
forms, knowledge of C programming language. 3 hours lec-
are introduced. Stability analysis for digital systems is
ture; 3 semester hours.
described. Control design focuses on state space represen-
EGES514/MNGN. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals
tation. Pole-placement design and digital optimal control
of robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is on
design are covered, including Kalman filtering. Limitations
mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are: mining applica-
on control performance are discussed along with robust con-
tions, introduction and history of mobile robotics, sensors,
trol design concepts. Prerequisite: EGGN 407 or consent of
including vision, problems of sensing variations in rock
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Spring, even
properties, problems of representing human knowledge in
numbered years
control systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinematics,
EGES532/MTGN 545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I)
and path finding. Prerequisite: EGGN 407, or consent of
Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materials,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
S-N curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations,
Fall semesters, every two years.
residual stress effects, effect of material properties on
EGES517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
mechanisms of crack propagation. Prerequisite: Consent
CONTROL SYSTEMS (II) A unified energy-based approach
of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semes-
to modeling of dynamic systems is presented to handle tran-
ters, odd numbered years.
sient analysis of complex and integrated processes and sys-
EGES534. SOIL BEHAVIOR (II) The focus of this course
tems. Linear, nonlinear, and time varying systems are ana-
is on interrelationships among the composition, fabric, and
lyzed using matrix notation and linear algebra. Concepts of
geotechnical and hydrologic properties of soils that consist
controllability and observability are presented. Design tech-
partly or wholly of clay. The course will be divided into two
niques for optimal open loop and closed loop systems using
parts. The first part provides an introduction to the composi-
Hamiltonian and Pontryagin principles are described.
tion and fabric of natural soils, their surface and pore-fluid
Analysis and design of optimal feedback control systems
chemistry, and the physico-chemical factors that govern soil
and design of observers are presented. Prerequisite: EGGN
behavior. The second part examines what is known about
407 or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
how these fundamental characteristics and factors affect
hours. Spring semester of odd years.
geotechnical properties, including the hydrologic properties
EGES518. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS,
that govern the conduction of pore fluid and pore fluid con-
DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL (I) Mathematical repre-
stituents, and the geomechanical properties that govern vol-
sentation of robot structures. Mechanical analysis including
ume change, shear deformation, and shear strength. The
kinematics, dynamics, and design of robot manipulators.
course is designed for graduate students in various branches
Representations for trajectories and path planning for robots.
of engineering and geology that are concerned with the engi-
Fundamentals of robot control including, linear, nonlinear
neering and hydrologic behavior of earth systems, including
and force control methods. Introduction to off-line program-
geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, environ-
ming techniques and simulation. Prerequisite: EGGN 407,
mental engineering, mining engineering, and petroleum
EGGN 400, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
engineering. Prerequisites: EGGN461 Soil Mechanics, or
3 semester hours. Fall semesters, ever year, or every other
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
year, depending on interest.
EGES533. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS The focus
EGES521. MECHATRONICS (II) Fundamental design of
of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated soils. It
electromechanical systems with embedded microcomputers
provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials in par-
and intelligence. Design of microprocessor based systems
tially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed water
and their interfaces. Fundamental design of machines with
in partially saturated soils, phase properties and relations,
active sensing and adaptive response. Microcontrollers and
stress state variables, measurements of soil water suction,
integration of micro-sensors and micro-actuators in the
unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated permea-
design of electromechanical systems. Introduction to algo-
bility, volume change theory, effective stress principle, and
rithms for information processing appropriate for embedded
measurement of volume changes in partially saturated soils.
systems. Smart materials and their use as actuators. Students
The course is designed for seniors and graduate students in
will do projects involving the design and implementation of
various branches of engineering and geology that are con-
smart-systems. Prerequisite: DCGN 381. EGGN 481 and
cerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and mechanics
EGGN 482 recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of instructor.
Spring semesters, every other year.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES523. DESIGN OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
EGES535. INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
(II) Discrete system representation in time and z-domain is
METHODS (DEMS) (II) Review of particle/rigid body
dynamics, numerical DEM solution of equations of motion
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for a system of particles/rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear
ments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite: EGES502,
contact and impact laws dynamics, applications of DEM
EGES540 or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
in mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo-
ter hours Spring Semester, odd numbered years.
mechanics. Prerequisites: EGGN320, EGGN315 and some
EGES546. ADVANCED ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I)
scientific programming experience in C/C++ or Fortran, or
Review of vibration theory as applied to single- and multi-
the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
degree-of-freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations.
hours Spring semester of even numbered years.
Different types of loading-step, sinusoidal, random, earth-
EGES540. CONTINUUM MECHANICS (I) Introduction to
quake, periodic. Transmissibility. Importance of resonance.
Cartesian tensor analysis; consideration of stress, strain, and
Role of damping. Natural frequencies. Modal superposition
strain rates as tensor quantities including their transforma-
method. Rayleigh damping. Numerical solution techniques.
tion laws; decomposition theorems for stress and strain;
Introduction to dynamic analysis by finite element method.
constitutive theory of materials; use of conservation princi-
Newmark methods for time integration. Hysteretic materials
ples in continuum mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN322 and
and stiffness degradation. Equivalent viscous damping.
MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Liquefaction in geomaterials. Prerequisite: Consent of
ter hours. Fall semesters, odd numbered years
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
EGES542. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
EGES548. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength, failure criteria
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
and constitutive models for soil. The course will have an
Topics covered include simple “structural” elements, beams
emphasis on numerical solution techniques to geotechnical
on elastic foundations, solid elasticity, steady state analysis
problems by finite elements and finite differences. Prerequi-
and transient analysis. Some of the applications will lie in
sites: A first course in soil mechanics or consent of instruc-
the general area of geomechanics, reflecting the research
tor. 3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours
interests of the instructor. Students get a copy of all the
EGES550. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
source code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite:
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solu-
Consent of the instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
tion of commonly encountered problems of engineering
EGES543. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (II)
analysis. Structural/solid analysis of elastic materials (linear
Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordinate
simultaneous equations); vibrations (roots of nonlinear equa-
transformations; general theories of stress and strain; princi-
tions, initial value problems); natural frequency and beam
pal stresses and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke’s Law
buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of experi-
introduction to the mathematical theory of elasticity and
mental data (curve fitting and differentiation); summation
to energy methods; failure theories for yield and fracture.
of pressure distributions (integration); beam deflections
PrerequisiteEGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equiva-
(boundary value problems). All course participants will
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
receive source code of all the numerical methods programs
EGES544. SOLID MECHANICS OF NONLINEAR
published in the course textbook which is coauthored by the
MATERIALS (II) Introduction to the internal state variable
instructor. Prerequisite: MACS315 or consent of instructor.
modeling of inelastic deformation. Topics covered include:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
review of continuum thermomechanics; physics of plastic
EGES551. MECHANICS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS
deformation in crystalline solids and in geo-materials; visco-
(I) Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Mechanics of
plasticity; rate-independent plasticity; yield criteria; isotropic
two- and three-dimensional viscous incompressible flows,
and kinematic hardening rules; numerical solution of sets
flows of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous fluids, and
of internal state variable equations; numerical coupling of
engineering applications. Multi-phase flows. Steady and
internal state variable equations with finite element models
unsteady Bernoulli equation. Similarity of flows. Potential
of elastic deformation. Prerequisite EGGN320 and EGES543
flows and basic source-sink flows inside and around body.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Random ocean waves. Inertia and damping forces on sub-
Spring semester, even numbered years.
merged bodies. Vortex shedding. Engineering applications
EGES545. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS (II) Devel-
and computer simulations. Prerequisites; EGGN 351 and
opment of the fundamental theory of the boundary element
MACS 315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer, diffu-
3 semester hours
sion, and wave propagation. Derivation of indirect and direct
EGES552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
boundary integral equations. Introduction to other Green’s
(I) This course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of
function based methods of analysis. Computational experi-
fluid mechanics, including fluid kinematics, stress-strain
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relationships, and derivation of the fluid-mechanical conser-
EGGN473, or ChEN430, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
vation equations. These include the mass-continuity and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Navier-Stokes equations as well as the multicomponent
EGES567. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I) Review of
energy and species-conservation equations. Fluid-mechanical
radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s distribu-
boundary-layer theory is developed and applied to situations
tion, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, view fac-
arising in chemically reacting flow applications including
tors. Radiation exchange within enclosures with black and
combustion, chemical processing, and thin-film materials
diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing, emitting and
processing. Prerequisite: EGGN473, or CHEN430, or con-
scattering (semi-transparent, participating) media. An engi-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
neering treatment of gas radiation in enclosures. Prerequi-
EGES553. ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY (I) The hydro-
site: EGGN 471, or equivalent or consent of instructor.
logic cycle, precipitation and runoff relationships, and the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Rational Method. Hydrograph analysis and synthesis and
EGES572. MULTIPHASE FLOWS AND TRANSPORT
the unit hydrograph. Basin analysis, flood routing, urban
PHENOMENA WITH DROPLETS AND PARTICLES (II)
hydrology and design. Prerequisite: EGGN 351, or consent
Derivation of the basic heat, mass, and momentum transfer
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semes-
equations for the analysis of multiphase flows with droplets
ters, 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 prin-
breakup of droplets. Particle/fluid, particle/wall, particle/
ciples of momentum and energy, flow resistance in uniform
particle interactions. Prerequisite: EGGN 552 or consent
and non-uniform channels. Backwater and drawdown curves,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring
channel controls and transitions. Gradually, rapidly and spa-
semesters, every other year.
tially varied flow regimes. Unsteady flow and flood routing
EGES573. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN 351, or consent of instructor.
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANS-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, odd
PORT PHENOMENA (II) Introduction to Computational
years.
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate students with no prior
EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA (I)
knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques for the numerical
This course allows students to establish fundamental knowl-
analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on experience
edge of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior that is
in the development of numerical algorithms and codes for
beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling processes
the numerical modeling and simulation of flows and trans-
in the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geophysics,
port phenomena of practical and fundamental interest. Capa-
physics, and mining engineering. Issues of interest are the
bilities and limitations of CFD. Prerequisite: EGGN 473 or
definition of particle size and size distribution, particle
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
shape, nature of packing, quasi-static behavior under differ-
EGES585. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
ent external loading, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical
(II) Basic principles of analysis and design of circuits utiliz-
modeling of particulate flows, molecular dynamic simula-
ing high power electronics. AC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC, and
tions, and a brief introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows.
DC/DC conversion techniques. Laboratory project compris-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ing simulation and construction of a power electronics cir-
ter hours. Fall semesters, every other year
cuit. Prerequisites: EGGN 385; EGGN 389 or equivalent
EGES564. PHYSICAL GASDYNAMICS (I) Selected topics
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in gas-phase thermodynamics for high speed and/or reacting
EGES588. ADVANCED RELIABILITY OF ENGINEER-
flows: kinetic theory; transport properties; chemical equilib-
ING SYSTEMS (I) This course addresses uncertainty mod-
rium; vibrational, rotational and chemical rate processes;
eling, reliability analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based
statistical mechanics; and the equations of radiative transfer
design, predictive maintenance, optimization, and cost-
from a microscopic viewpoint. Prerequisite: EGGN351,
effective retrofit of engineering systems such as structural,
EGGN371, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
sensory, electric, pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environ-
3 semester hours.
mental facilities. Topics include Introduction of Reliability
EGES566. COMBUSTION (II) An introduction to com-
of Engineering Systems, Network Modeling and Evaluation
bustion. Course subjects include: the development of the
of Complex Engineering Systems, Stochastic Engineering
Chapman-Jouget solutions for deflagration and detonation,
System Simulation, Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events,
a brief review of the fundamentals of kinetics and thermo-
Reliability and Risk Evaluation of Engineering Systems, and
chemistry, development of solutions for diffusion flames and
Optimization of Engineering Systems. Prerequisite: MACS
premixed flames, discussion of flame structure, pollutant
324 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers II) 3 hours lec-
formation, and combustion in practical systems. Prerequisite:
ture; 3 semester hours
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EGES598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
ML estimation to various model structures. The final portion
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
of the course covers adaptive control as an application of
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
on-line system identification. Prerequisite: EGGN 517
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
or EGGN 523 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
3 semester hours. Spring, odd numbered years.
EGES599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual research
EGES619. APPLIED INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS (II) Application of intelligent
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
control to system diagnostics and failure prediction. Fun-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
damentals of machinery condition monitoring and health
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
assessment. Survey of techniques used for signal analysis
Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
and interpretation of machine condition. Experiments involv-
EGES604. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II) This
ing servo hydraulic, electromechanical drives, refrigeration,
is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students to
and power electronics, and the detection of faults in these
present their research projects, critique others’ presentations,
systems. Presentation of current techniques for pattern recog-
understand the breadth of engineering projects across the
nition, signature analysis, sensor fusion, and intelligent con-
Division, hear from leaders of industry about the contem-
trol, including FFT, wavelets, and time-frequency analysis.
porary engineering as well as socio-economical, marketing
Failure modes, effects and criticality analysis. Case studies
and behavioral issues facing today’s competitive business
and review of active research in failure prevention and pre-
environment. In order to improve communication skills, each
dictive maintenance. Use of expert systems, fuzzy logic, and
student is required to present a seminar in this course before
neural networks for intelligent machine decision making.
his/her graduation from Engineering Systems graduate pro-
Prerequisite: EGGN 411, EGGN 478, or consent of instruc-
gram. Also students are required to write weekly critiques
tor. EGES617 recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
about materials delivery techniques used in the previous
hours. Spring semesters, every other year.
week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite: Graduate
EGES642. ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
standing. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
FOR ENGINEERS (I) Solution of nonlinear equations,
EGES617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS (II)
Transient finite element analysis, Finite elements for non-
Fundamental issues related to the design on intelligent con-
linear material behavior, Finite elements for large deforma-
trol systems are described. Neural networks analysis for
tions and contact problems Applications of finite elements
engineering systems are presented. Neural-based learning,
in mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo-
estimation, and identification of dynamical systems are
mechanics. Pre-requisites: EGGN320, EGGN315, EGES542
described. Qualitative control system analysis using fuzzy
and some scientific programming experience in C/C++ or
logic is presented. Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based
Fortran, or the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
control, and integrated human-machine intelligent control
3 semester hours. Fall Semester of even numbered years.
systems are covered. Real-life problems from different engi-
EGES649. HYDRODYNAMICS (II) Basic principles of
neering systems are analyzed. Prerequisite: EGES517, or
hydrodynamics treat fundamentals, basic equations, and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
general theorems. Potential solutions include hydrodynamic
Spring semester of even years.
singularities (sources, sinks, etc) and nonhomogeneous
EGES618. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE
fluids flows. Nonhomogeneous fluids flows related to the
CONTROL (II) Modeling is the first step in control design,
resources recovery technologies. Waves of finite amplitude
and for many processes a physical model is not appropriate
in stratified fluid. Surface waves and random waves. Motion
for control design, either because it is too complex, or
by capilarity. Solution methods and engineering applications
because of unknown parameters. System identification is
with computer-aided solutions. Prerequisites : EGES551,
an important tool, which with proper use can help a control
MACS514 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
designer develop empirical models from experimental input/
3 semester hours Spring semester, every third year.
output data. These models are suitable for control system
EGES657/CHEN657. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I)
design. Adaptive control systems can make use of on-line
Review of radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s
system identification to continually update the process model
distribution, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law,
and/or control parameters. The course will begin with cover-
view factors. Radiation exchange within enclosures and
age of unconstrained optimization and maximum likelihood
black and diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing,
(ML) estimation. Discrete time dynamic system models
emitting and scattering (semi-transparent, participating)
are introduced, including transfer function and state space
media. An engineering treatment of gas radiation in enclo-
models, random sequences, and ARMAX and Box-Jenkins
sures. Prerequisite: EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of
model structures. State estimation and Kalman filtering is
instructor. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
developed. System identification is then an application of
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EGES658. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE
EGES700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT -
THERMOSCIENCES (II) A detailed review of spectroscopy
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I,II,S) Laboratory, field,
for engineers who use it diagnostics for flowfield research.
and library work for the Master of Engineering Report
Introduction to quantum mechanics including the one-
under the supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
electron atom problem, Zeeman effect and electron spin.
Required of candidates for the degree of Master of Engi-
Spectroscopy of multi-electron atoms, with a discussion of
neering. 6 semester hours upon completion of report.
perturbation solutions to the Schrödinger equation. Develop-
EGES701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
ment of a transition moment, and its relation to the Einstein
(I,II,S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the Master of
A coefficient. Molecular spectroscopy is introduced via the
Science thesis under the supervision of the student’s advisory
harmonic oscillator and rigid rotator problems. Simple
committee. Required of candidates for the degree of Master
infrared spectroscopy, with the anharmonic oscillators and
of Science. 6 semester hours upon completion of report.
non-rigid rotators. Electronic transitions & the full diatomic
molecular description. Topics such as the rate equations, the
EGES703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
density matrix equations, or the spectroscopy of polyatomic
OPHY (I,II,S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the
species. Prerequisite: EGES564, or consent of instructor.
Doctor of Philosophy thesis under the supervision of the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every
student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for
other year (opposite EGES659 Optical Measurements in
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Reacting and Nonreacting Flow Systems)
EGES704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
EGES659. OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS IN REACTING
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours required
AND NONREACTING FLOW SYSTEMS (II) An intro-
for completion of the degree Master of Engineering - thesis.
duction to passive and active optical diagnostic techniques
Engineering design must be carried out under the direct
for species concentrations, gas temperature and flowfield
supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
velocity. Radiation methods for particulate and molecular
EGES705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
species. Particulate methods for velocity (e.g. Particle
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
Image Velocimetry). Line-of-sight measurements for both
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
particulate and molecules (e.g. Rayleigh and Mie scattering,
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
absorption). Spatially resolved measurements including non-
dent’s faculty advisor.
resonant scattering (e.g. Raman), linear resonant methods
EGES706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
(Laser Induced Fluorescence) and nonlinear methods (e.g.
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing). Prerequisite: EGES501,
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
EGES564, PH optics course (no number at present), or
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 1hour lab; 4 semester
dent’s faculty advisor.
hours. Spring semesters, every other year (opposite Molecu-
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
lar Spectroscopy).
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
EGES698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I,II)
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or pre-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
sentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
instructor. 2 semester hours.
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
EGES699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual research
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
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Environmental Science and
The Ph.D. Program may build upon one of the ESE M.S.
Engineering
Programs or a comparable M.S. Program at another uni-
versity. Full-time enrollment is expected and leads to the
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
greatest success, although part-time enrollment may be
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX
allowed under special circumstances.
Distinguished Chair
The ESE Programs offer five tracks of study that corre-
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
spond to areas of active endeavor in environmental industries
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
and non-profit organizations as well as active research
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
by members of the ESE faculty: Water and Wastewater
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
Treatment, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Site Characterization and
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
Remediation, and Environmental Systems Modeling. Each
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
track is designed to give students a rigorous, in-depth back-
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
ground in its topic while allowing opportunity, through elec-
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
tives, for exploration of related areas.
DONGPING DAI, Research Assistant Professor
The ESE Programs have been admitted to the Western
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
Regional Graduate Program, a recognition that designates
Degrees Offered:
this curriculum as unique within the Western United States,
Master of Science (Environmental Science and
excluding California. An important benefit of this designa-
Engineering)
tion is that students from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
Engineering)
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given
the tuition status of Colorado residents.
Program Description:
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE)
Combined Degree Program Option
Programs are designed to prepare students to investigate
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to
and analyze problems in order to understand, evaluate, and
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
design a variety of environmental systems. Each Program is
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
interdisciplinary in scope, and consequently the appropriate
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
coursework may be obtained from multiple departments at
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
CSM as well as other local universities.
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
contact the ESE Office or Division Director.
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, full-time
students may elect the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively
Please contact the Division Office or visit the Division
upon coursework, or the Thesis option, in which original
website (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci) for addi-
laboratory and/or field research is incorporated into the cur-
tional program information.
riculum under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For working
Program Requirements:
professional students the Executive Program is offered, in
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
which a part-time evening curriculum leads to a Non-Thesis
of coursework (34 h) and seminar (2 h).
M.S. degree. ESE also offers a combined baccalaureate/
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting of
masters degree program in which students obtain an under-
coursework (22 h), seminar (2 h), and research (12 h).
graduate degree as well as a Thesis or Non-Thesis Masters
Students must also write and orally defend a research thesis.
Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering. Up to six
credit hours may be counted toward the requirements of both
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of track course-
the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Please see the Combined Under-
work (at least 15 h), minor coursework (12 h), seminar (2 h),
graduate/Graduate Programs sections in the Graduate and
and research (at least 24 h). Students must also successfully
Undergraduate Bulletins for additional information. The
complete written and oral qualifying examinations, write and
availability of daytime, evening, and summer courses allows
defend a doctoral dissertation, and submit the dissertation
all students a high degree of flexibility in planning the dura-
work for publication in scholarly journals.
tion of their coursework.
Prerequisites:
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy degree, students are
◆ baccalaureate degree: required, preferably in a science
expected to complete a combination of coursework and
or engineering discipline
original research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor,
◆ college calculus: two semesters required
that culminates in a significant scholarly contribution to a

specialized field in environmental science or engineering.
college physics: one semester required, one year high-
ly recommended
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◆ college chemistry: one year required
IV. Site Characterization and Remediation
◆ college statistics: one semester highly recommended
Recommended Background:

Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
track-specific “recommended background” courses
Track Core:
Required Curriculum:
ESGN 500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
Each track consists of recommended background courses,
ESGN 502 - Environmental Law
core courses, and electives, and students work with their aca-
ESGN 503 - Environmental Pollution
demic advisors and track coordinators to establish plans of
ESGN 575 - Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
study that best fit their individual interests and goals. Each
ESGN 586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
student must develop, submit, and obtain approval for a plan
of study during the first semester of enrollment. Recom-
V. Environmental Systems Modeling
mended background courses may be taken for credit while
Recommended Background:
a student is enrolled in one of the ESE Programs, with the
Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics, Hydrology
limitation that only 9 credits from undergraduate-level
Track Core:
courses may be applied toward graduate credit requirements.
ESGN 503 - Environmental Pollution
Track core courses are prescribed, and some elective courses
ESGN 522 - Subsurface Transport
are recommended as highly suitable for particular tracks.
or ESGN 520 - Surface Water Quality Modeling
Other electives may be chosen freely from courses offered
ESGN 527 - Environmental Systems Analysis
at CSM and other local universities. Please visit the Division
or GEGN 575 - Geographic Information Systems
Website for a complete listing of example elective courses
ESGN 622 - Multiphase Flow and Transport
offered at CSM (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci/).
or ChEN 516 - Transport Phenomena
I. Water and Wastewater Treatment
GEGN 467 - Hydrogeology and Groundwater Engr.
Recommended Background:
Fields of Research:
Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
As reflected by the five tracks, research is focused in
Track Core:
five main areas: 1) development of innovative processes
ESGN 500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
for water and waste treatment; 2) applications of biological
ESGN 502 - Environmental Law
processes in environmental remediation, water treatment,
ESGN 504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
and renewable energy generation; 3) understanding funda-
ESGN 530 - Environ. Engr. Pilot Plant Laboratory
mental chemical and radiochemical processes governing the
ESGN 586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
fate and transport of contaminants, and engineering these
or CHGC 562 - Microbiol. and the Environment
processes to achieve remedial goals; 4) geological, hydro-
logical, and biological characterization of pristine and
II. Environmental Biotechnology
anthropogenically disturbed natural systems, both for eluci-
Recommended Background:
dating natural system function and for informing remedia-
College Biology, Organic Chemistry
tion and restoration efforts; and 5) mathematical representa-
Track Core:
tion and modeling of hydrological and hydrogeological phe-
CHGN 428 - Introductory Biochemistry
nomena in surface and subsurface waters. Within these areas,
ESGN 504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
established research programs have developed investigating
ESGN 541 - Biochemical Treatment Processes
the physical/chemical processes controlling non-aqueous
CHGC 562 - Microbiology and the Environment
phase liquid (NAPL) transport, environmental adsorption
ESGN 586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
chemistry, the biological treatment of metal- and radionuclide-
III. Environmental Chemistry and Radiochemistry
containing wastes, molecular analysis of microbial commu-
nities, in situ chemical and biological remediation of soil and
Recommended Background:
groundwater systems, and evaluation of the roles of wetlands
Chemical Thermodynamics
in regulating water quality.
Track Core:
Description of Courses
ESGN 500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY Biological
ESGN 503 - Environmental Pollution
and ecological principles are discussed and industrial exam-
ESGN 504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
ples of their use are given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
CHGC 504 - Methods of Geochemistry
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
or CHGC 509 - Intro. to Aqueous Geochemistry
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
ESGN 510 - Environmental Radiochemistry
plant operation, are investigated. Criteria and performance
or ESGN 525 - Chem. of the Soil/Water Interface
standards are analyzed for facility siting, pollution control,
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and mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems are
tained in federal and state environmental regulations. Top-
analyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and wildlife manage-
down investigations of the historical development of selected
ment are integrated as they apply to all the above. Three to
regulatory guidelines and permitting procedures will be
four weekend field trips will be arranged during the semes-
discussed, and students will design improved regulations.
ter. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
This course describes the engineering principles and prac-
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
tices associated with the characterization and remediation
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ-
of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization and
ing water, air, sediment, and biota. Sources and characteris-
risk assessment will be highlighted with emphasis on reme-
tics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as
dial action screening processes, technology principles, and
broad categories, with some specific examples from various
conceptual design. Common isolation and containment and
industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity,
in situ and ex situ treatment technology will be covered.
and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
Computerized decision-support tools will be used and case
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environ-
studies will be presented. Prerequisites: ESGN354 or con-
mental models are developed and applied to contaminated
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
ESGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course
AND RECYCLING The objective of this course is to place
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathemati-
the student into the role of a plant manager with process
cal tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
responsibility for waste minimization, focusing on recycling.
environment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the
Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
those associated with heavy metals, as well as understanding
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING
of alternative raw materials and process technologies in com-
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
bination with creativity and sensitivity to economic realities.
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
lecture; 3 semester hours.
designing such processes (design). This course will focus
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
on the physical, chemical and biological processes applied
AND MARKETING This course supports the premise that
to liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives
understanding of user process technologies facilitates negoti-
will be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treat-
ation of mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound sales
ment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
contracts. Case studies illustrate process technologies that
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
convert industrial waste to marketable products and tech-
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING
niques to locate and evaluate consumers. Waste materials are
This course presents contemporary issues relating to the
matched with operations using similar components as raw
supply of safe drinking water to the public. The theory and
materials. Commercial process technology is applied to meet
design of conventional potable water treatment unit process-
end-user specifications economically, and customer needs
es and operations as well as water distribution systems will
for materials generated by recycling processes are identified.
be covered. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the
This course extends ideas presented in ESGN 462 and 562
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
but can be taken independently of those courses. Prerequi-
ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGI-
sites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor.
NEERING This course provides an introduction and over-
Graduate Courses
view of the engineering aspects of solid and hazardous waste
ESGN500. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEM-
management. The focus is on control technologies for solid
ISTRY This course provides an introduction to chemical
wastes from common municipal and industrial sources and
equilibria in natural waters and engineered systems. Topics
the end-of-pipe waste streams and process residuals that
covered include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics,
are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite: ESGN/
acid/base chemistry, open and closed carbonate systems,
EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry, adsorption
ter hours.
and redox reactions. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture;
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
3 semester hours.
MENTAL REGULATIONS This course offers a critical
ESGN500L. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
examination of the experiments, calculations, and assump-
LABORATORY This course provides students with labora-
tions underpinning numerical and narrative standards con-
tory exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN500.
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Topics covered include thermodynamics, weak acids and
use of naturally-occurring and artificial radionuclides as
bases, buffers, metal-ion complexation and oxidation/reduc-
tracers for environmental processes. Discussions of tracer
tion reactions. This course must be taken concurrently with
applications will range from oceanic trace element scaveng-
ESGN500. Prerequisite: co-enrollment in ESGN500. 3 hours
ing to contaminant transport through groundwater aquifers.
laboratory; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This is a comprehen-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
sive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy, and
ESGN513. LIMNOLOGY This course covers the natural
Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer,
chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes as well as some
scientist, planner, manager, consultant, government regula-
basic principles concerning contamination of such water
tor, and citizen. It will prepare the student to deal with the
bodies. Topics include heat budgets, water circulation and
complex system of laws, regulations, court rulings, policies,
dispersal, sedimentation processes, organic compounds and
and programs governing the environment in the USA.
their transformations, radionuclide limnochronology, redox
Course coverage includes how our legal system works,
reactions, metals and other major ions, the carbon dioxide
sources of environmental law, the major USEPA enforce-
system, oxygen, nutrients; planktonic, benthic and other
ment programs, state/local matching programs, the National
communities, light in water and lake modeling. Prerequisite:
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), air and water pollution
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(CAA, CWA), EPA risk assessment training, toxic/hazardous
ESGN514. STREAM, RIVER, AND ESTUARINE SYS-
substances laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, TSCA, LUST,
TEMS This course provides an overview of stream, river,
etc.), and a brief introduction to international environmental
and estuarine processes, as well as those of associated wet-
law. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
land and riparian systems. The ecology of these systems will
ESGN503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
be discussed along with interactions with the physical and
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
chemical environment. Topics include key biological
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
processes important to the normal functioning of stream,
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ-
riparian, and wetland environments; influences of stream
ing water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteris-
channel morphology, water quality, and water management
tics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as
on the health of stream systems; use of various species of
broad categories, with some specific examples from various
stream insects and other organisms as indicators of stream
industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity,
water quality; mitigation or rehabilitation of various impacts
and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
on degraded streams, estuaries, and associated environments;
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environ-
and management strategies for streams and estuaries. Three
mental models are developed and applied to contaminated
optional weekend field trips will introduce students to sam-
sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
pling methods and site characteristics of local streams,
water, groundwater, and air are also introduced. The course
rivers, and riparian areas. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or con-
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathemati-
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
ESGN520. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING
environment. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
This course will cover modeling of water flow and quality in
hours.
rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Topics will include introduction
ESGN504. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
to common analytical and numerical methods used in model-
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering
ing surface water flow, water quality, modeling of kinetics,
are discussed in this course, including physical, chemical,
discharge of waste water into surface systems, sedimenta-
and biological treatment processes for water and wastewater.
tion, growth kinetics, dispersion, and biological changes
Treatment objectives, process theory, and practice are con-
in lakes and rivers. Prerequisites: ESGN440 or ESGN503
sidered in detail. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
recommended, or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
ESGN504L. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
ESGN522. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
LABORATORY This course provides laboratory exercises
This course will investigate physical, chemical, and biologi-
that complement and augment lectures given in ESGN504.
cal processes governing the transport and fate of contami-
Topics include reactor behavior, sedimentation, coagulation,
nants in the saturated and unsaturated zones of the subsur-
sorption, and biological waste treatment. Prerequisite or
face. Basic concepts in fluid flow, groundwater hydraulics,
corequisite: ESGN504. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
and transport will be introduced and studied. The theory and
ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY This
development of models to describe these phenomena, based
course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g., modes of
on analytical and simple numerical methods, will also be
decay, methods of detection and biological effects) and the
discussed. Applications will include prediction of extents of
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contaminant migration and assessment and design of remedi-
ESGN541/BELS541. BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT
ation schemes. Prerequisites: ESGN503 or consent of the
PROCESSES The analysis and design of biochemical
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes used to transform pollutants are investigated in
ESGN525. CHEMISTRY OF THE SOIL/WATER INTER-
this course. Suspended growth, attached growth, and porous
FACE The fate of many elements in the soil/water environ-
media systems will be analyzed. Common biochemical oper-
ment is regulated by sorption reactions. The content of this
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
course focuses on the physical chemistry of reactions occur-
be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
ring at the soil-particle/water interface. The emphasis is on
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
the use of surface complexation models to interpret solute
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
sorption at the particle/water interface. Prerequisites:
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ESGN542/CHGC562/BELS562. MICROBIOLOGY AND
3 semester hours.
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic
ESGN527. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
fundamentals of microbiology, including the following:
Basic principles of environmental systems analysis required
structure and function of prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells,
in industrial and governmental projects pertaining to envi-
and viruses; phylogenetic classification of microorganisms;
ronmental site characterization for natural resource evalua-
microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth, and
tion, human impact on natural systems, and for developing
diversity; and microbial interactions with plants, animals,
remediation strategies are studied, including terrain analysis
and other microbes. Additional topics covered will include
and surface and subsurface characterization procedures and
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
analysis. Basic principles are developed by investigating
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent
and applying systems analysis and site characterization
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
techniques to environmental problems. Prerequisite: none.
ESGN543/CHGC563/BELS563. ENVIRONMENTAL
3 hours laboratory per week; 3 semester hours.
MICROBIOLOGY This course provides an introduction to
ESGN528. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVI-
the microorganisms of major geochemical importance as
RONMENTAL SYSTEMS This is an advanced graduate-
well as those of primary importance in water pollution and
level course designed to provide students with hands-on
waste treatment. Microbial roles in sedimentation, microbial
experience in developing, implementing, testing, and using
leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and
mathematical models of environmental systems. The course
the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are
will examine why models are needed and how they are
covered. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 1 hour lec-
developed, tested, and used as decision-making or policy-
ture and 3 hours laboratory; 2 semester hours.
making tools. Typical problems associated with environ-
ESGN544/BELS544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY This course
mental systems, such as spatial and temporal scale effects,
provides an introduction to assessment of the effects of toxic
dimensionality, variability, uncertainty, and data insuffi-
substances on aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosys-
ciency, will be addressed. The development and application
tems. Topics include general toxicological principles, water
of mathematical models will be illustrated using a theme
quality standards, sediment quality guidelines, quantitative
topic such as Global Climate Change, In Situ Bioremediation,
structure-activity relationships, single species and communi-
or Hydrologic Systems Analysis. Prerequisites: ESGN503
ty-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and career
and knowledge of basic statistics and computer program-
opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience with
ming. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequisite:
ESGN530. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PILOT
none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour laboratory; 3 semester hours.
PLANT LABORATORY This course provides an introduc-
ESGN545/BELS545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
tion to bench and pilot-scale experimental methods used in
This course provides an introduction to general concepts of
environmental engineering. Unit operations associated with
ecology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The introductory
water and wastewater treatment for real-world treatment
material will provide a foundation for understanding why,
problems are emphasized, including multi-media filtration,
and to what extent, a variety of products and by-products of
oxidation processes, membrane treatment, and disinfection
advanced industrialized societies are toxic. Classes of sub-
processes. Investigations typically include: process assess-
stances to be examined include metals, coal, petroleum prod-
ment, design and completion of bench- and pilot-scale
ucts, organic compounds, pesticides, radioactive materials,
experiments, establishment of analytical methods for process
and others. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
control, data assessment, up-scaling and cost estimation, and
hours.
project report writing. Projects are conducted both at CSM
ESGN552. RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS
and at the City of Golden Pilot Plant Laboratory. Prerequi-
Basic principles and practices in reclaiming disturbed lands
sites: ESGN500 and ESGN504 or consent of the instructor.
are considered in this course, which includes an overview of
6 hours laboratory; 3 semester hours.
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present legal requirements for reclamation and basic ele-
processes, and technology principles and conceptual design.
ments of the reclamation planning process. Reclamation
Institutional control, source isolation and containment,
methods, including recontouring, erosion control, soil prepa-
subsurface manipulation, and in situ and ex situ treatment
ration, plant establishment, seed mixtures, nursery stock,
processes will be covered, including unit operations, coupled
and wildlife habitat rehabilitation, will be examined. Prac-
processes, and complete systems. Case studies will be used
titioners in the field will discuss their experiences. Prerequi-
and computerized tools for process selection and design will
site: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
be employed. Field trips will be taken to hazardous waste
hours.
sites and/or environmental firms and a class project will be
ESGN555/CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC
completed. Prerequisite: ESGN500, ESGN503, consent of
CHEMISTRY. This course comprises a study of the chemi-
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal and physical interactions that determine the fate, trans-
ESGN575L. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION:
port, and interactions of organic chemicals in aquatic sys-
TREATABILITY TESTING This laboratory module is
tems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of anthro-
designed to provide hands-on experience with treatability
pogenic organic contaminants. Prerequisites: organic chem-
testing to aid selection and design of remediation tech-
istry and CHGN 503, advanced physical chemistry, or con-
nologies for a contaminated site. The course will be com-
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
prised of laboratory exercises in Coolbaugh Hall and possi-
ESGN562/MTGN 527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
bly some field site work near CSM. The course is limited to
AND RECYCLING This course will examine, using case
8 students and students will work in teams of up to 4 per-
studies, ways in which industry applies engineering princi-
sons each. 2 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
ples to minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste
ESGN586/BELS586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED
recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS This course explores appli-
to solid waste environmental problems, especially those
cations of microbial physiological processes in wastewater
associated with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites:
treatment and bioremediation. Topics include biofilm forma-
ESGN/EGGN353, ESGN/EGGN354, and ESGN/CHGN302,
tion in engineered systems, fermentation and respiration,
or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
environmental induction of microbial activities, biological
hours.
denitrification, enhanced biological phosphorus removal,
ESGN563/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
activated sludge microbiology, biodegradation of organic
AND MARKETING This offering will illustrate process
contaminants, sulfate reduction in remediation of acid mine
technologies converting industrial waste to marketable
drainage, and redox biotransformations of metallic contami-
byproducts, with particular emphasis on locating and evalu-
nants. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent or enrollment in
ating suitable consumers. Components of a waste are
an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
matched with operations using similar components as raw
ESGN591. ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
materials. This course focuses on identifying customer needs
Techniques for assessing the impact of mining and other
for by product materials generated by recycling processes,
activities on various components of the ecosystem. Training
particularly product physical and chemical specifications.
in the procedures of preparing Environmental Impact
Understanding user process technologies facilitates negotia-
Statements. Course will include a review of pertinent laws
tion of mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound sales
and acts (i.e. Endangered Species Act, Coordination Act,
contracts. Prerequisites: ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/
Clean Air Act, etc.) that deal with environmental impacts.
EGGN354 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, some
3 semester hours.
field trips; 3 semester hours.
ESGN571. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
ESGN593. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND REG-
This course investigates environmental project management
ULATORY COMPLIANCE The purpose of this course is to
and decision making from government, industry, and con-
acquaint students with the permit writing process, develop-
tractor perspectives. Emphasis is on (1) economics of project
ing information requirements for permit applications, work-
evaluation; (2) cost estimation methods; (3) project planning
ing with ambiguous regulations, negotiating with permit
and performance monitoring; (4) and creation of project
writers, and dealing with public comment. In addition, stu-
teams and organizational/communications structures.
dents will develop an understanding of the process of devel-
Extensive use of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of the
oping an economic and legally defensible regulatory compli-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ance program. Prerequisite: ESGN502 or consent of the
ESGN575. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course covers remediation technologies for hazardous
ESGN596/BELS596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
waste contaminated sites, including site characteristics and
BIOTECHNOLOGY This course investigates applications of
conceptual model development, remedial action screening
recombinant DNA technology to the development of
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enzymes and organisms used for environmentally friendly
(MF, UF, NF, RO, and electrodialysis), and natural systems
industrial purposes. Topics include genetic engineering tech-
such as riverbank filtration (RBF) and soil-aquifer treatment
nology, biocatalysis of industrial processes by extremo-
(SAT). The course includes hands-on experience using
zymes, dye synthesis, biodegradation of aromatic com-
bench- and pilot-scale unit operations. Prerequisite: ESGN
pounds and chlorinated solvents, biosynthesis of polymers
504 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and sustainable fuels, and agricultural biotechnology.
hours.
Prerequisite: introductory microbiology or consent of the
ESGN622. MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Principles of multiphase and multicomponent flow and trans-
ESGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
port are applied to contaminant transport in the unsaturated
SCIENCE Topics are chosen from special interests of
and saturated zones. Focus is on immiscible phase, dissolved
instructor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
phase, and vapor phase transport of low solubility organic
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
contaminants in soils and aquifer materials. Topics discussed
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
include: capillarity, interphase mass transfer, modeling, and
ESGN598S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGI-
remediation technologies. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or equiv-
NEERING SEMINAR Research presentations covering cur-
alent, ESGN503 or ESGN522 or equivalent, or consent of
rent research in a variety of environmental topics. 1.5 hours
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
seminar, 1 semester hour.
ESGN698. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRON-
ESGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual master’s
MENTAL SCIENCE Topics chosen from special interests of
level research or special project supervised by a faculty
instructor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable class
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
and semester hours.
ESGN699. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY Indi-
ESGN601. RISK ASSESSMENT This course evaluates the
vidual doctoral level research or special project supervised
basic principles, methods, uses, and limitations of risk
by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
assessment in public and private sector decision making.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
Emphasis is on how risk assessments are made and how they
class and semester hours.
are used in policy formation, including discussion of how
ESGN701. GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
risk assessments can be objectively and effectively commu-
Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision of the
nicated to decision makers and the public. Prerequisite:
graduate student’s advisory committee. Required to qualify
ESGN502 and one semester of statistics or consent of the
for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 3 full semesters of enroll-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment and Admission to Candidacy for the M.S. Thesis
ESGN602. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
degree. Variable class and semester hours.
The course covers an introductory survey of International
ESGN703. GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
Environmental Law, including multi-nation treaties, regula-
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the supervision
tions, policies, practices, and politics governing the global
of the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required to
environment. It surveys the key issues of sustainable devel-
qualify for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 6 full semesters
opment, natural resources projects, transboundary pollution,
of enrollment and Admission to Candidacy for the Ph.D.
international trade, hazardous waste, climate change, and
degree. Variable class and semester hours.
protection of ecosystems, wildlife, and human life. New
ESGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF SCI-
international laws are changing the rules for engineers,
ENCE Research credit hours required for completion of the
project managers, scientists, teachers, businesspersons, and
Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must be car-
others both in the US and abroad, and this course is espe-
ried out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty
cially designed to keep professionals fully, globally informed
advisor. Variable class and semester hours.
and add to their credentials for international work. Prerequi-
sites: ESGN502 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ESGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF PHI-
3 semester hours.
LOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion
of the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be car-
ESGN603. ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT ENGI-
ried out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty
NEERING AND WATER REUSE This course presents
advisor. Variable class and semester hours.
issues relating to theory, design, and operation of advanced
water and wastewater treatment unit processes and water
reuse systems. Topics include granular activated carbon
(GAC), advanced oxidation processes (O /H O ), UV dis-
3
2
2
infection, pressure-driven and current-driven membranes
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Geochemistry
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
Professor of Economic Geology
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor Geology and Geological
Only one re-examination may be given.
Engineering
Prerequisites:
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
Each entering student will have an entrance interview
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Geology and Geological
with members of the Geochemistry faculty. Each department
Engineering
recognizes that entering students may not be proficient in
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor Geology and Geological
both areas. A placement examination in geology and/or
Engineering
chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the inter-
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
viewing faculty. If a placement examination is given, the
L.GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor of Geology and
results may be used to establish deficiency requirements.
Geological Engineering
Credit toward a graduate degree will not be granted for
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor Geology and Geological
courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
Engineering
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology and
Thesis Degrees (MS & PhD)
Geological Engineering
Required Curriculum:
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor Chemistry and
A thesis is required for the MS degree and a dissertation
Geochemistry
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor Chemistry and
for the PhD. The Geochemistry program comprises a core
Geochemistry
group of courses, required of all students unless individually
JOHN E. McCRAY, Assistant Professor, Geology and Geological
exempted by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previ-
Engineering
ous background. The core courses are
Degrees Offered:
CHGC503 -Introduction to Geochemistry,
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
CHGC504 -Methods in Geochemistry, and a one hour
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 graduate
Geochemistry,
program administered by the departments of Geology and
CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
Geological Engineering and Chemistry and Geochemistry.
CHGN503 - Advanced Physical Chemistry,
The geochemistry faculty from each department are respon-
GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry.
sible for the operations of the program. Students reside in
either the Department of Geology and Geological Engi-
PhD degree students must take the three core courses
neering, or the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour laboratory
course, and two courses selected from the previous list.
Program Requirements:
The program of study is selected by the student in con-
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves
sultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee.
the number of course and research credits required for grad-
Students entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take
uation, as well as the specific courses beyond the above
more coursework in geology to strengthen their backgrounds
requirements. The PhD in Geochemistry requires a minimum
in this discipline; the converse is true for students with a
of 72 credit hours, of which at least 24 hours must be
background in geology. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of
research credit. Normally at least 48 hours of course credits
the Geochemistry Program, students are not required to take
are required, of which 24 hours of course credit may be
a minor.
transferred from a previous graduate degree upon approval
of the dissertation committee. Research credits may not be
Qualifying Examination for PhD Degree
transferred from a previous degree program.
A qualifying examination must be taken. It is expected
that this exam will be completed within three years of matric-
Graduate students resident in the Department of Chemistry
ulation or after the bulk of course work is finished, whichever
and Geochemistry or the Department of Geology and Geo-
occurs later. This examination will be administered by the
logical Engineering shall adhere to the seminar rules and
student’s Doctoral committee and will consist of an oral and
requirements of the department of residence.
a written examination, administered in a format to be deter-
The Geochemistry Program at CSM has been admitted to
mined by the Doctoral Committee. Two negative votes in the
the Western Regional Graduate Program. This recognized
Doctoral Committee constitute failure of the examination.
the CSM Geochemistry Program as unique in the region.
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Designation of the Geochemistry Program by WRGP allows
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
residents of western states (excluding California) to enroll in
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
the program at Colorado resident tuition rates. Eligible states
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Washington, and Wyoming.
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
Professional Masters
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
Introduction
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate pro-
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an
gram, an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted
opportunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of
from the list below)
a fifth year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
degree; and [2] additional education for working profession-
following list.
als in the area of geochemistry as it applies to problems
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
relating to the environment.
(3 hrs, Spring)
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
degree program administered by the Geochemistry Program,
(3 hrs, Spring)
and may be completed as a 4+1 program by individuals
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
already matriculated as undergraduate students at The
(3 hrs, Spring)
Colorado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
undergraduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a
(2 hrs, Fall)
graduate program that does not have the traditional research
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework
(3 hrs, Fall)
in Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi-
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
(3 hrs, Spring)
program does allow for independent study, professional
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry
development, internship and coop experience.
(3 hrs, Spring)
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry
Application
(3 hrs, Fall)
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of fossil fuels & ore
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
deposits (3hrs, Spring)
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other depart-
(3 hrs, Fall)
ments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology &
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information
Geological Engineering may want to decide on the 4+1
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. External
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
people applying for the program must follow the same pro-
(3 hrs, Fall)
cedures that all prospective graduate students follow; how-
GEGN582: Contaminant Hydrogeology
ever, the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
(3 hrs, Spring) – proposed
Requirements
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology
depend on the background of the individual, but may be
(3 hrs, Spring)
tailored to professional objectives.
GEGN683: Advanced Ground- Water Modeling
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
(3 hrs, Spring)
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum, pro-
(3 hrs, Fall)
vided those courses fit into the overall professional objec-
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
tives of the individual, and compliment the course program
(3 hrs, Spring)
below. Approval of those courses will be given by the
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration
Geochemistry Committee of the Whole. No more than 9
(3 hrs, Fall and Spring)
credits of 400-level courses may constitute the 36 minimum
credit requirement.
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An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate miner-
selected to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free
alogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
electives may be selected from the list above, and may also
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
be independent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
GEOL599) taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crys-
professional development experience. A course program will
tallography, and physical properties. Systematic treatments
be designed in advanced through consultation between the
of structural representation, defects, mineral stability and
student and an advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of
phase transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms,
the Whole.
and advanced methods of mineral identification and charac-
Description of Courses
terization. Applications of principles using petrological and
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
environmental examples. Prerequisite: GEOL212, DCGN209,
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and
or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
principles of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough over-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
view of the related principles of thermodynamics. Topics
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
covered include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar
MAGMATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space
system, chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local
distributions and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibrium
geological evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to the
and kinetics, isotope systematics, and organic and biogeo-
formation of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and strati-
chemistry. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry, mineralogy
graphic frameworks, and to the development of favorable ore-
and petrology, or consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture;
forming environments. Emphasis will be placed on processes
4 semester hours.
responsible for ore genesis in magmatic systems, such as lay-
GPGN/GEOL503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION (I)
ered complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and on the sub-
Integration of scientific data in the analysis and modeling
marine hydrothermal processes responsible for syndeposi-
of subsurface reservoir systems. Prerequisite: GPGN315 or
tional deposits in volcanic and sedimentary terrains, including
GEOL501 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
massive base and precious metal sulfide ores. Ore deposits in
lab; 3 semester hours.
certain sedimentary rocks, including copper, paleoplacer gold-
uranium, marine evaporite, barite, and phosphate ores are
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II)
considered in context of their generative environments and
Sampling of natural earth materials including rocks, soils,
processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent
sediments, and waters. Preparation of naturally hetero-
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
geneous materials, digestions, and partial chemical extrac-
tions. Principles of instrumental analysis including atomic
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
spectroscopy, mass separations, and chromatography. Quality
EPIGENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-
assurance and quality control. Interpretation and assessment
space aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and
of geochemical data using statistical methods. Prerequisite:
local geological evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to
Graduate standing in geochemistry or environmental science
the generation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing
and engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
solutions within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to
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 interpretive
genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop-
copper-molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and graph-
metal deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic
ical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
and sedimentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
epigenetic sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-relat-
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria
ed uranium deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent,
between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab;
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
3 semester hours.
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and
unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Pre-
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral indus-
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
try overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop-
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
ment. Team development and presentation of an exploration
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515, GEOL516, or equivalent.
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
2 hours lecture/seminar; 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
Offered alternate years: Fall 1996.
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CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants.
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
Prerequisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent of
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
instructor. Offered on demand. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
hours.
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic funda-
coal and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
mentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genet-
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises will
ics, growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants,
emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock and
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Spring 1999.
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO-
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
Offered alternate years.
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composi-
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemi-
tion, animal and human health in relation to the natural envi-
cal importance, as well as those of primary importance in
ronment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting water
water pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimen-
quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel processing.
tation, microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine
Sampling design in large scale environmental studies. Pre-
water pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and
requisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
freshwater habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of
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 GEOMICRO-
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understanding
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms, in
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and char-
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan-
acteristics of biological material, origin of life, role of
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
microorganisms in weathering of rocks and the early dia-
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capaci-
genesis of sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale,
ty and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 and GEGN306
and coal. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture,
3 semester hours.
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 representa-
tion, and rock in connection with field problems. Term
tivity, univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and
report required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours
geographic information systems (GIS). Practical experience
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
with geological applications via supplied software and data
sets from case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
course (MACS323 or MACS530 or equivalent); and previ-
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
ous or concurrent enrollment in MACS532 or permission of
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
instructor. 2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics
hours.
include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
modeling, data quality and error propogation, methods of
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use Macintosh
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
and DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS projects,
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as well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS laborato-
Prerequisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
ries, and field studies will be required. 2 hours lecture,
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
hours. Offered on demand.
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemi-
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
cal, physical, biological and geological processes and their
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation (including
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/accu-
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
mulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic con-
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedi-
ditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and predic-
mentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
tive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain areas.
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
In addition to lecture attendance, course work involves
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
review of topical papers and solution of typical problems.
non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
Prerequisite: GEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEM-
or GEGN 307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
ISTRY (II) A study of the principles of geochronology and
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
stable isotope distributions with an emphasis on the applica-
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
tion of these principles to important case studies in igneous
Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing physical
petrology and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb
and chemical controls in the development of mineral assem-
isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and
blages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from repre-
carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
sentative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and an
Spring 1998.
interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite: GEGN307
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
(or equivalent) or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem-
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
years; Fall 1996.
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
GEOL626. ISOTOPE GEOLOGY (II) The application of
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mecha-
radioactive and stable isotope analysis to problems in igneous
nisms of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review
and metamorphic petrology and ore genesis. Studies of poly-
of wall-rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution
metamorphic terrains with special reference to the geo-
chemistry and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids.
chronology of the Front Range. The utilization of isotopic
Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instruc-
tracers to evaluate petrologenic models. The distribution of
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
heavy radiogenic and light stable isotopes as indicators of
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
source terrain and subsequent evolution of mineral deposits.
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
to natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor
ter hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
mineral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
with special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems.
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
emphasis will be placed on problem solving rather than
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petro-
basic theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or con-
graphic study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
mineralized, from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites:
alternate years; Fall 1995.
GEOL221, GEOL212, or GEGN307. 3 hours lecture,
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years;
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
Fall 1997.
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLORA-
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
TION (II) Principles and application of primary dispersion
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer-
to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation of the
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational techniques
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical laboratory
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite: GXGN571,
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student.
GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
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lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
years; Spring 1999.
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEM-
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of
ISTRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical
applications including problems in thermodynamic data
and chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral
quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis,
deposits. A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures,
groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate
and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geo-
generation, and enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course
chemistry framework for exploration program design. Pre-
ends with student presentations of a chemical modeling
requisite: GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
study applied to a problem of their choosing. Prerequisite:
A course in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours
GEGN585 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
lab; 3 semester hours.
years; Spring 1997.
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical, and microbiological
topic may be continued through later semesters and addi-
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
tional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
1 to 3 semester hours.
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
exploration, contaminant mapping, and global climate change.
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo-
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and calderas,
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO-
caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes, origin and
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of volcanism to
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
alteration and mineralization. Petrographic study of selected
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the laboratory. Pre-
same or a different topic may be continued through later
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour seminar, 6 hours lab;
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
3 semester hours.
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEO-
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
CHEMISTRY (II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a
sediments and rocks. Topics covered include major near-
member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
surface diagenetic environments, subaerial exposure,
may be continued through later semesters and additional
dolomitization, burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equi-
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
libria, and the carbonate geochemistry of trace elements and
3 semester hours.
stable isotopes. Laboratory stresses thin section recognition
CHGC705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
of diagenetic textures and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
geochemical/isotopic approaches to diagenetic problems.
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
Prerequisite: GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of instruc-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
tor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
dent’s faculty advisor.
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS
CHGC706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
SYSTEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practical
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
reaction path models to problems in diverse fields of theoret-
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
ical and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
dent’s faculty advisor.
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves-
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
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Geology and Geological Engineering
and some environmental applications are generally expected
to pursue the Geological Engineering degree. Students desir-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty
ing to study petroleum or minerals exploration or develop-
Professor of Economic Geology, and Department Head
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
ment sciences, geochemistry and/or geology generally pursue
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher
Geology or Geochemistry degrees. Students are initially
Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
admitted to either geoscience or geological engineering degree
EILEEN POETER, Professor
programs and must receive approval of the GE department
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
Graduate Advisory Committee to switch degree categories.
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor
Program Requirements:
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
Geology Degrees:
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
The Master of Science (Geology) academic program
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
will require 36 semester hours of course and research credit
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
hours (a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor and
work), plus a thesis. Twelve of the 36 credit hours may be
Assistant Department Head
research credits. To ensure breadth of background, the course
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
of study for the Master of Science (Geology) degree must
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
include at least one graduate course in each of the fields of
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
stratigraphy/sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics, and
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
petrology. At the discretion of the student’s thesis advisory
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
committee, an appropriate course taken from a degree pro-
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
gram other than Geology may be substituted for one (and
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
only one) of the fields above. Candidates must also complete
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
GEOL 607, Graduate Seminar, as part of their course pro-
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
grams. All Master of Science (Geology) candidates must also
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
complete an appropriate thesis, based upon original research
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
they have completed. A thesis proposal and course of study
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
must be approved by a candidate’s thesis committee before
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
the candidate begins substantial work on the thesis research.
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
The requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
Degrees Offered:
academic programs will be established individually by a can-
didate’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee, but must meet
Professional Master’s Degree
the minimum requirements presented below. The Doctor of
(Petroleum Reservoir Systems) (Non-Thesis)
Philosophy (Geology) academic program will require a mini-
Professional Master’s Degree (Mineral Exploration and
mum of 72 hours of course and research credit hours (a maxi-
Mining Geosciences) (Non-Thesis)
mum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus a
Professional Master’s Degree (Geochemistry) (Non-Thesis)
qualifying examination and a thesis. All candidates must
Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer)
complete a minimum of 24 research credit hours and must
(Non-Thesis)
complete a minimum of 48 course credit hours, including 12
Master of Science (Geology)
hours in a minor field. Up to 24 course credit hours (includ-
Master of Science (Geological Engineering)
ing those for the minor field) may be awarded by the candi-
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
date’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee for completion of
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
a Master of Science degree (at CSM or elsewhere). The
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) course program must satisfy
Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
the breadth requirements required of Master of Science
Program Description:
(Geology) candidates (including GEOL 607) and must also
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
include GEOL 511 (History of Geological Concepts).
offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
in Geology and Geochemistry; and Master of Engineering,
Prospective students should submit the results of the
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in
Graduate Record Examination with their application for
Geological Engineering. Geological Engineering degrees
admission to graduate study. In the event that it is not pos-
require possession or acquisition of an undergraduate engi-
sible, because of geographic and other restrictions, to take
neering degree or its equivalent.
the Graduate Record Examination prior to enrolling at
Colorado School of Mines, enrollment may be granted on
Graduate students desiring to study ground water, engi-
a provisional basis subject to satisfactory completion of the
neering geology/geotechnics, mining engineering geology
examination within the first year of residence.
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Professional Masters – Geochemistry
gram, an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted
Introduction
from the list below)
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
opportunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a
following list.
fifth year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
degree; and [2] additional education for working profession-
(3 hrs, Spring)
als in the area of geochemistry as it applies to problems
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
relating to the environment.
(3 hrs, Spring)
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
degree program administered by the Geochemistry Program,
(3 hrs, Spring)
and may be completed as a 4+1 program by individuals
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
already matriculated as undergraduate students at The
(2 hrs, Fall)
Colorado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
undergraduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a
(3 hrs, Fall)
graduate program that does not have the traditional research
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework
(3 hrs, Spring)
in Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi-
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
program does allow for independent study, professional
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of fossil fuels
development, internship and coop experience.
& ore deposits (3hrs, Spring)
Application
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs, Fall)
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information Systems
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
(3 hrs, Spring)
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other depart-
(3 hrs, Fall)
ments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology &
GEGN582: Contaminant Hydrogeology (3 hrs, Spring)
Geological Engineering may want to decide on the 4+1
proposed
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. External
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
people applying for the program must follow the same pro-
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
cedures that all prospective graduate students follow; how-
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs, Spring)
ever, the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
GEGN683: Advanced Ground- Water Modeling
(3 hrs, Spring)
Requirements
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
overall GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements
(3 hrs, Spring)
will depend on the background of the individual, but may be
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration
tailored to professional objectives.
(3 hrs, Fall and Spring)
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be selected
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free electives
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum, pro-
may be selected from the list above, and may also be inde-
vided those courses fit into the overall professional objec-
pendent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or GEOL599)
tives of the individual, and compliment the course program
taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other professional
below. Approval of those courses will be given by the
development experience. A course program will be designed
Geochemistry Committee of the Whole. No more than
in advanced through consultation between the student and an
9 credits of 400-level courses may constitute the 36 mini-
advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of the Whole.
mum credit requirement.
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
and Mining Geosciences
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
administered by Geology and Geological Engineering, Geo-
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
chemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to the
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
program by application to any of the sponsoring departments
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
and acceptance through the normal procedures of that depart-
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
ment. This appendix lists course requirements and options.
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate pro-
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Requirements
(4 hrs, Fall, odd years)
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
GPGN 521 Advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic
be at the 400-level. All other credits toward the degree must
Exploration (4 hrs Spring, even years)
be 500-level or above.
GPGN 540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs., Fall)
◆ A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart-
Other:
ments and consists of:
Economics and Business:
GEGN 403: Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs. Spring)
EBGN 535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
GEOL 515: Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic
(3 hrs., Spring)
& Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs. Fall) or
EBGN 536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
GEOL 516: Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
(3 hrs., Spring)
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs. Spring) or
EBGN 541 International Trade (3 hrs., Spring)
GEGN 528 Mining Geology (3 hrs., Spring even years)
EBGN 575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation (3 hrs., Fall)
EBGN 580 Exploration Economics (3 hrs., Fall)
GEGX 571: Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
GPGN 530: Applied Geophysics (3 hrs. Spring)
Environmental Science and Engineering:
ESGN 456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EBGN 504 Economic Evaluation and Investment
(3 hrs., Fall)
Decision Methods (3 hrs. Spring) or
ESGN 500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry
EBGN 510 Natural Resource Economics (3 hrs. Fall) or
(4 hrs., Fall)
EBGN 512 Macroeconomics (3 hours Spring) or
ESGN 502 Environmental Law (3 hrs., Fall)
MNGN 585 Mining Economics (3 hrs. Spring in even
years)
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
MTGN 429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs., Spring)
◆ 15 additional credit hours must be selected from the
MTGN 431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs., Spring)
following list. Selection of courses will be undertaken by
MTGN 432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs., Spring)
the student in consultation with their degree committee
consisting of three faculty from the respective programs
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings with
that have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
the approval of representatives from the administering
departments or program.
Geochemistry:
GEGX 633: Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
6 credit hours may be independent study in the student’s home
(3 hrs. Spring)
department or additional course work from the list above.
GEGX 635: Surficial Exploration Geochemistry
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems:
(3 hrs Spring)
This is a non-thesis, interdisciplinary masters degree
Geology and Geological Engineering:
program jointly administered by the departments of Geology
GEOL 404: Ore Microscopy (3 hrs.)
and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, and Petroleum
GEOL 498: Field Methods in Economic Geology (3 hrs)
Engineering. This program consists only of coursework in
GEOL 505: Applied Structural Geology (3 hrs. Spring)
petroleum geoscience and engineering. No research is
GEOL 509: Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry
required. The degree is particularly suited for employees of
(3 hrs. Fall)
service companies and non-U.S. professionals from the
GEGN 518: Mineral Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
international petroleum sector. It is also attractive for indi-
GEGN 528: Mining Geology (3 hrs. Fall)
viduals with a B.S. degree who desire a graduate-level cre-
GEGN 532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs. Fall)
dential for employment in the petroleum industry.
GEOL 545: Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hrs. Spring)
General Administration:
GEOL 575: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The three participating departments share oversight for
(3 hrs. Fall)
this program through a committee consisting of one faculty
Geophysics:
member from each of the three departments. Students gain
GPGN 507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs. Fall)
admission to the program by application to any of the three
GPGN 509 Physical and Chemical Properties and
sponsoring departments. Students are administered by that
Processes in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs. Fall)
department into which they first matriculate.
GPGN 510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
Requirements:
(3 hrs. Spring)
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
GPGN 511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
be at the 400 level. All other credits toward the degree must
(4 hrs Spring, even years)
be 500 level or above.
GPGN 520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
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9 hours must consist of:
topic and content of the report is determined by the student’s
1 course selected from the following:
advisor, in consultation with the student, and is approved by
GPGN419/PEGN 419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
the Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee.
Evaluation
The format of the report will follow the guidelines for a pro-
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
fessional journal paper.
2 courses selected from the following:
The student, in consultation with the advisor, must pre-
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary
pare a formal program of courses and independent study
Petroleum Design
topic for approval by the Geological Engineering Graduate
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
Program Committee. The program must be submitted to the
and Development I
committee on or before the end of the first week of classes
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
of the first semester.
and Development II
The most common difficulty in scheduling completion of
9 additional hours must consist on one course each from
the degree involves satisfaction of prerequisites. Common
the 3 participating departments.
deficiency courses are Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and
The remaining 18 hours may consist of graduate courses
Fluid Mechanics. These are essential to the engineering
from any of the 3 participating departments, or other courses
underpinnings of the degree. An intense program at CSM
approved by the committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of
involving 18 credit hours each semester including Statics in
independent study, including an industry project.
the fall and Fluid Mechanics in the spring and 9 credits in
the summer including Mechanics of Materials, allows these
Geological Engineering Degree Requirements:
classes to be taken along with the standard program. Some
The Master of Science (Geological Engineering) aca-
students may choose to take these prerequisites elsewhere
demic program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours
before arriving on the CSM campus.
of course and project/research credit hours (a maximum of
9 credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus a thesis.
Engineering Geology/Geotechnics Specialty (Non-Thesis)
The Ph.D. (Geological Engineering) requires a minimum
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
of 72 hours of graduate course work and research combined,
(non thesis) with specialization in Engineering Geology/
beyond the B.S. degree. The student is admitted into a
Geotechnics must meet the prerequisite course requirements
degree program and must obtain approval from their advisory
listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree are:
committee in order to change degree programs. Although
Fall Semester (15 hours)
minimum credit requirements are specified for each degree,
GEGN 468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
the total number of credits and the number of courses taken
GEGN 467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
by an individual student is likely to exceed this minimum
GEGN 532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
and is determined by the student’s advisory committee.
GEGN 570 Case Histories in Engineering
The Master’s of Engineering (Non-Thesis) Program in
Geology (3), or
Geological Engineering is comprised of 36 credit hours with
GEGN 571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
30 course credit hours and 6 credit hours of independent
Electives* (1)
study (GEGN 599). Up to nine credit hours can be at the
400 level and the remainder will be 500 or 600 level. The
Spring Semester (15 hours)
typical program plan includes 15 course credit hours in both
GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
the fall and the spring terms followed by 6 independent
GEGN 671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
study credit hours during the summer term. The non-thesis
Mitigation (3), or
degree includes three areas of specialization (engineering
GEGN 672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
geology/geotechnics, ground-water engineering, and mining
Electives* (9)
geological engineering).
Summer (6 hours)
All Master’s of Engineering (Non-Thesis) program will
GEGN 599 Independent Study in Geological
include the following core requirements:
Engineering (6)
GEGN 532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN 599 Independent Study in Geological
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
Engineering (6)
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
GEGN 599 requires a project and report that demonstrate
of their elective courses, students are required to have an
competence in the application of geological engineering
advanced course in both soil and rock engineering. Possibilities
principles that merits a grade of B or better. The project
for other electives include graduate-level rock mechanics and
rock engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, ground
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water, site characterization, geographical information systems
Spring Semester (15 hours)
(GIS), project management and geophysics, for example.
GEOL 516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Ground Water Engineering/Hydrogeology Specialty
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
(Non-Thesis)
GEGN 518 Mineral Exploration (3) or
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
Mining Geology (3)
(non thesis) with specialization in Ground Water Engineer-
GEGN 505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
ing and Hydrogeology must meet the prerequisite course
requirements listed later in this section. Required courses for
Electives* (6)
the degree (36 hours) are:
Summer (6 hours)
GEGN 467 Ground Water Engineering (3) Fall
GEGN 599 Independent Study in Geological
GEGN 532 Geological Data Analysis (3) Fall
Engineering (6)
GEGN 681 Vadose Zone Hydrology (3) Fall, or
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN 581 Advanced Hydrogeology (3) Fall
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
must be consistent with the program specialization. Typi-
GEGN 509 Aqueous Geochemistry (3) Fall, or
cally, the elective courses are selected from the following
ESGN 500 Principles of Aquatic Chemistry (3)
topical areas: mineral deposits geology, ore microscopy,
Fall or Spring
applied geophysics, applied geochemistry, remote sensing,
GEGN 583 Mathematical Modeling of Ground Water
engineering geology, environmental geology, engineering
Systems (3) Spring
economics / management, mineral processing, geostatistics,
GEGN 470 Ground Water Engineering Design (3) Spring,
geographic information systems, environmental or explo-
or
ration and mining law, and computers sciences.
ESGN 575 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation (3) Spring
The Master of Science Degree Program in Geological
GEGN 575 Applications of Geographic Information
Engineering requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of
Systems (3) Fall or Spring
course and project/research credit hours (a maximum of
GEGN 599 Independent Study in Geological
9 credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus a Grad-
Engineering (6) Summer
uate Thesis. The degree includes three areas of specialization
(engineering geology/geotechnics, groundwater engineering,
Electives* (9)
and mining geological engineering) with common require-
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
ments as follows:
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
1. GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
of their elective courses, students are required to have at
2. GEOL 607 Graduate Geology Seminar (1)
least one additional advanced course in hydrogeochemistry.
3. At least twelve hours of research credits are required:
Possibilities for other electives include courses in site char-
Master of Science Research (GEGN 705), and after all
acterization, environmental science and engineering, geo-
course work is complete and an admission to candidacy
graphical information systems (GIS), geochemistry, and geo-
form is filed with the graduate school, Master of Science
physics, for example.
Thesis (GEGN702).
Mining Geological Engineering Specialty (Non-Thesis)
4. At least 24 course credit hours are required, and must be
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
approved by the student’s thesis committee.
(non thesis) with specialization in Mining Geology must
The content of the thesis is to be determined by the
meet the prerequisite course requirements listed later in this
student’s advisory committee in consultation with the student.
section. Required courses for the degree are:
The Masters thesis must demonstrate creative and compre-
Fall Semester (15 hours)
hensive ability in the development or application of geologi-
GEGN 468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4), or
cal engineering principles. The format of the thesis will fol-
GEGN 467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
low the guidelines described under the Thesis Writer’s Guide.
GEGN 532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
In addition to the common course requirements, the
GEOL 515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
Master of Science degree with specialization in Engi-
Sygenetics Ores (3)
neering Geology/Geotechnics requires:
MNGN 523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2), or
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
MNGN 523 Special Topics-Underground Mine
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
Design (2)
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3)
Electives* (3)
And at least two of the following courses:
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
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GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
completing all coursework and an admission to candidacy
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
application, the Dissertation is completed under GEGN/
Mitigation
GEOL703 Graduate Thesis–Doctor Of Philosophy. The con-
GEGN672 Advanced Geotchenics (3)
tent of the dissertation is to be determined by the student’s
Typically, the additional courses are selected from the fol-
advisory committee in consultation with the student. The
lowing topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater engi-
dissertation must make a new contribution to the geological
neering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and founda-
engineering profession. The format of the dissertation will
tions, rock mechanics, underground construction, seismic
follow the guidelines described under the Thesis Writer’s
hazards, geomorphology, geographic information systems,
Guide. A minimum of 24 research credits must be taken. A
construction management, finite element modeling, waste
minor area of study, including 12 credit hours of course
management, environmental engineering, environmental law,
work, must be included in the program.
engineering management, and computer programming.
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
In addition to the common course requirements, the
specializing in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics requires
Master of Science degree with specialization in Ground
additional course work tailored to the student’s specific
Water also requires the following courses:
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the fol-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
lowing topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater engi-
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
neering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and founda-
GEGN572 Ground-Water Engineering (3)
tions, rock mechanics, underground construction, seismic
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling Of Groundwater (3)
hazards, geomorphology, geographic information systems,
2 courses selected as follows:
construction management, finite element modeling, waste
ESGN500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3) or
management, environmental engineering, environmental law,
GEGN 509/CHGC509 (3) Introduction To Aqueous
engineering management, and computer programming.) The
Geochemistry
minor area of study typically is in geotechnical engineering,
rock mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental
ESGN503 Environmental Pollution (3) or
engineering, groundwater engineering or geology.
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater
In addition to the common course requirements listed pre-
As nearly all ground water software is written in Fortran,
viously, a PhD specializing in Ground Water also requires:
if the student does not know Fortran, a Fortran course must
be taken before graduation, knowledge of other computer
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater Engineering
languages is encouraged
GEGN669 (3) Advanced Topics In Engineering
Hydrogeology
In addition to the common course requirements, the
GEGN681 (3) Vadose Zone Hydrology
Master of Science degree with specialization in Mining
GEGN683 (3) Advanced Ground Water Modeling
Geology also requires:
and additional course work tailored to the student’s specific
1. GEGN 528 Mining Geology (3) or GEGN 518 Mineral
interests, which are likely to include chemistry, engineering,
Exploration (3)
environmental science, geophysics, math (particularly Partial
2. Specialty Areas (17 credits minimum.)
Differential Equations), microbiology, organic chemistry,
This will include about 5–6 courses (predominantly at
contaminant transport, soil physics, optimization, shallow
500 and 600 level) selected by the student in conjunction
resistivity or seismic methods. The student’s advisory com-
with the Masters program advisory committee. Specialty
mittee has the authority to approve elective courses and any
areas might include: mineral deposits geology, mineral
substitutions for required courses.
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
If a student selects the ESGN elective courses from the
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology,
Masters courses, then ESGN is their likely minor.
environmental geology, geostatistics, geographic information
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
systems, environmental or exploration and mining law, engi-
specializing in Mining Geology also requires
neering economics/management, and computer sciences.
GEGN 468. Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4) or
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
GEGN 467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
degree requires a minimum of 72 hours course work and
research combined. Requirements include the same courses
GEGN 518. Mineral Exploration (3) or
as for the Master of Science (Geological Engineering) with
GEGN 528. Mining Geology (3)
the additions noted below and the exception that a PhD
GEGN 505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
Dissertation must be executed under GEGN/GEOL706
GEOL 515. Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
Graduate Research Credit: Doctor Of Philosophy. After
Syngenetic Ores (3)
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GEOL 516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Petrology
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
Historical Geology
MNGN 523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2) or
Stratigraphy
MNGN 523. Special Topics- Underground Mine Design (2)
Chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of
physical or organic)
Additional course work suited to the student’s specific
Mathematics (2 semesters of calculus)
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
An additional science course (other than geology) or
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the fol-
advanced mathematics
lowing topical areas: mineral deposits geology, mineral
Physics (2 semesters)
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology,
Professional Masters Degree Programs:
environmental geology, geostatistics, geographic information
Candidates for the Professional Masters Degree must pos-
systems, environmental or exploration and mining law, engi-
sess an appropriate geosciences undergraduate degree or its
neering economics/management, and computer sciences).
equivalent. Prerequisites are the same as those required for
The minor area of study may be in geotechnical engineering,
the Master of Science (Geology) Degree.
rock mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental
Geological Engineering Programs:
engineering, groundwater engineering, mining engineering,
The candidate for the degree of Master of Engineering
mineral economics/engineering economics or geology.
(Geological Engineer), Master of Science (Geological Engi-
Geochemistry Program Requirements:
neering) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
The geochemistry program comprises a core group of
must have completed the following or equivalent subjects.
courses and four optional tracks: Mineralogy-Petrology,
Graduate credit may be granted for courses at or above the
Aqueous-Environmental, Ore Deposits-Exploration, and
400 level, if approved by the student’s advisory committee.
Organic-Petroleum. Satisfactory performance in all core
Mathematics:
courses is required of all geochemistry students. Required
Four semesters including: Calculus (2 semesters) and one
core courses are:
semester of any two of: calculus III, differential equations,
CHGC 503 Introduction to Geochemistry,
probability and statistics, numerical analysis, linear algebra,
CHGC 504 Methods in Geochemistry and
operations research, optimization
CHGN 503 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Basic Science:
See the Geochemistry program section in this bulletin for
Chemistry (2 semesters)
further details.
Mineral and Petrology
Physics (2 semesters)
Qualifying Examination
Stratigraphy or Sedimentation
Ph.D. students must pass a qualifying examination by the
Physical Geology
end of the second year of their programs. This timing may
Computer Programming or GIS
be adjusted for part-time students. This examination will be
administered by the student’s Doctoral committee and will
Engineering Science:
consist of an oral and a written examination, administered in
Structural Geology and one semester in four of the fol-
a format to be determined by the Doctoral Committee. Two
lowing subjects:
negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute failure
Physcial Chemistry or Thermodynamics
of the examination.
Statics
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re-
Mechanics of Materials
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
Fluid Mechanics
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
Dynamics
Only one re-examination may be given.
Soil Mechanics
Rock Mechanics
Prerequisites:
Engineering Design:
Geology Programs:
Field Geology
The candidate for the degree of Master of Science
(Geology) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) must have
As part of the graduate program each student must take
completed the following or equivalent subjects, for which
one semester in two of the following subjects if such courses
credit toward an advanced degree will not be granted.
were not taken for a previous degree:
General Geology
Mineral Deposits/Economic Geology
Structural Geology
Hydrogeology
Field Geology (6 weeks)
Engineering Geology
Mineralogy
and also as part of the graduate program one semester in
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three of the following subjects if such courses were not
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and mod-
taken for a previous degree:
ern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
Foundation Engineering
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
Engineering Hydrology
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
Geomorphology
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
Airphoto Interpretation, Photogeology, or Remote
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
Sensing
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
Petroleum Geology
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of
Introduction to Mining
CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
Introductory Geophysics
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
Engineering Geology Design
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
Mineral Exploration Design
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
Groundwater Engineering Design
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
Other engineering design courses as approved by the pro-
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
gram committee
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended back-
Description of Courses
ground: basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathe-
matics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presen-
Offered alternate years; Spring 2002.
tation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimen-
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
tological processes that contribute to ore formation. Descrip-
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure con-
tion of classic deposits representing individual deposit types.
ditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumulation
Review of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of
of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
hand specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration of petro-
mineral deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of well log
and DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production mapping,
hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II)
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN386 and
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
selection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
cepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or concurrent
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design prob-
enrollment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 sememster hours.
lems in oil and gas exploration and field development,
including the development of a prospect in an exploration
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
play and a detailed engineering field study, are assigned.
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
Several detailed written and oral presentations are made
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
throughout the semester. Project economics including risk
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
GP majors: GPGN302 and 303. PE majors: PEGN316,
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEGN 306, GEGN401,
PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent)
or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL308; GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438,
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
GEGN316. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 hours lecture;
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
3 semester hours.
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210, GEOL308,
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
DCGN209 or concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture;
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
2 semester hours.
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water and
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role
wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week design
in weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
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mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
simulated investigations (using a computer simulator).
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow;
(II) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
theory of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
contaminant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets,
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
water chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
hydraulic flow problems, ananlytical and digital models,
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
and hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent
through calculus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315,
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
3 semester hours.
MATION SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to Geographic
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use personal
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydro-
computer systems for GIS projects, as well as video presen-
geologic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through
tations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
calculus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and
3 semester hours.
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual over-
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
view and hands-on experience with a commercial desktop
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc-
mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation map-
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams, water-
ping functions; familiarity with the software components,
ways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine design,
including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design projects
handling different kinds of information; organization and
including field, laboratory, and computer analyses are an
storage of project documents. Use of raster and vector data
important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
in an integrated environment; basic raster concepts; introduc-
concurrent enrollment in EGGN461/EGGN463 or consent
tion to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
analysis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) This
mapping or GIS technology assumed. Some computer expe-
is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic engi-
rience in operating within a Windows environment recom-
neering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is used
mended. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
to introduce projects and discussions of methods and pro-
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
cedures for project work. Several major projects will be
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites,
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
including: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
field testing methods, instrumentations, trench logging, foun-
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
dation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include
inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
technical writing for investigations (reports, memos, propos-
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with com-
als, workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting
puters, mathematics through differential and integral calcu-
lus, and GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
Offered fall semester, even years.
taught on a one-time bases. May include lecture, laboratory
GEOL505. APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (II)
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Structural geology with emphasis on solving problems in
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
field and lab exercises using systematic analysis by geo-
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
metric and mapping techniques. Interpretation of the struc-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
tural aspects of ore control, fossil fuels, and environmental
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
geology. Relationships between mechanical properties and
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology.
structural behavior of geological materials. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.
GEGN316 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab;
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
GEOL506. PHYSICS OF ROCK DEFORMATION (II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
A material-oriented, mechanistic approach to understanding
in geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and depart-
brittle and ductile rock deformation. Starts with fundamental
ment. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
understanding of stress and strain. Physical processes of rock
Graduate Courses
fracture, friction, and flow will be studied as they relate to
The following courses are not all offered each academic
earthquakes, crustal fluid movement, creep, and folding.
year. Any of those offered for which fewer than five students
Emphasis on relating initial and derived microstructure, such
have registered may be omitted in any semester. All 500-
as grain size, micro-cracks, and intracrystalline dislocation,
level courses are open to qualified seniors with permission
to stresses, temperatures, and fluids in the Earth. Rock
of the department and Dean of Graduate School. The 600-
anisotropy, heterogeneity, and scale effects discussed.
level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
Prerequisite: GEGN309 or equivalent.3 hours lecture;
Graduate School.
3 semester hours Offered alternate years, Spring 2002.
GEOL 501. APPLIED STRATIGRAPHY (I) Review of
GEOL507. IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
basic concepts in siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology
(I) An overview of igneous and metamorphic petrology.
and stratigraphy. Introduction to advanced concepts and their
Presentation of rock associations and examination of the
application to exploration and development of fossil fuels
constraints on models for their origin. Emphasis will be on
and stratiform mineral deposits. Modern facies models and
processes. Field trips required. Prerequisite: GEGN307,
sequence-stratigraphic concepts applied to solving strati-
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
graphic problems in field and subsurface settings. Prerequi-
lab; 3 semester hours.
sites: GEOL 314 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
GEGN509/CHGC509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop-
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and graph-
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and
ical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
valley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisci-
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
plinary course that shows students how to characterize and
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria
model subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data,
between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
methods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petro-
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organ-
leum engineering. Activities and topics include field trips to
ic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and
surface outcrops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms,
unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Pre-
reservoir modeling of field performance, written exercises
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
GEOL 510. IMPACT GEOLOGY (II) A seminar-based
fall semester, odd years.
course of inquiry into the nature, process, and geological
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
significance of extra-terrestrial impacts on the Earth. Course
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (II) Students work in
topics include the nature of impactors, impact processes,
multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
morphology of impact structures, shock metamorphism, case
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
studies of impacts, and the role of impacts in Earth evolu-
The course addresses emerging technologies and timely
tion, biologic extinctions, and economic deposits. Optional
topics with a general focus on carbonate reservoirs. Activi-
field trips to Meteor Crater and other impact sites over
ties include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written exer-
Spring Break. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours lab, 3 credit hours.
cises and oral team presentation. Prerequisite: Consent of
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GEOL511. HISTORY OF GEOLOGIC CONCEPTS (II)
and surface mapping. Technical reports will be written for
Lectures and seminars concerning the history and philoso-
each of the projects. 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
phy of the science of geology; emphasis on the historical
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral indus-
development of basic geologic concepts. 3 hours lecture and
try overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
seminar; 3 semester hours. Required of all doctoral candi-
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
dates in department. Offered alternate years. Spring 2001.
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop-
GEOL 512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
ment. Team development and presentation of an exploration
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crys-
proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515, GEOL516, or equivalent.
tallography, and physical properties. Systematic treatments
2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of structural representation, defects, mineral stability and
Offered alternate years: Fall 2002.
phase transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms,
GEGN527/CHGC527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
and advanced methods of mineral identification and charac-
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
terization. Applications of principles using petrological and
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
environmental examples. Prerequisites: GEOL 212, DCGN
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
209 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Fall
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
2001.
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
MAGMATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space
coal, and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Princi-
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local
pal analytical techniques used for the characterization of
geological evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the
organic matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and
formation of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and
gas source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
stratigraphic frameworks, and to the development of favor-
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
able ore-forming environments. Emphasis will be placed on
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
processes responsible for ore genesis in magmatic systems,
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
such as layered complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 2003.
on the submarine hydrothermal processes responsible for
GEGN528/MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of
syndepositional deposits in volcanic and sedimentary ter-
geology and the geologist in the development and production
rains, including massive base and precious metal sulfide
stages of a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining oper-
ores. Ore deposits in certain sedimentary rocks, including
ation sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve
copper, paleoplacer gold-uranium, marine evaporite, barite,
estimation, economic evaluation, permitting, support func-
and phosphate ores are considered in context of their genera-
tions. Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation exercises,
tive environments and processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
and term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours
permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
lab; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2003.
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS -
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
EPIGENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II)
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
Time-space aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
and local geological evolution of the earth. Processes leading
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
to the generation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
solutions within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
the development of favorable ore-forming environments.
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan-
Emphasis will be placed on processes responsible for ore
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capaci-
copper-molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious metal
ty and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 or GEGN306 or
deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic and sedi-
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
mentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and epigenetic
lab; 1 semester hour.
sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-related uranium
deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and geo-
logical engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
GEGN517. FIELD METHODS FOR ECONOMIC GEOLO-
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity,
GY (II) Methods of field investigation for economic geology
univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geo-
including underground mapping at the CSM test mine in
graphic informations systems (GIS). Practical experience
Idaho Springs, logging of drill core, logging of drill chips,
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with geological applications via supplied software and data
GEGN468, GEGN469, GEGN470 or consent of instructor.
sets from case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course (MACS323 or MACS530 equivalent); and previous
GEGN571. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (I)
or concurrent enrollment in MACS532 or permission of
Emphasis will be on engineering geology mapping methods,
instructor. 2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester
and geologic hazards assessment applied to site selection
hours.
and site assessment for a variety of human activities. Pre-
GEGN542. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
requisite: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Fall 1998.
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
GEGN573. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites,
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
including: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging, foun-
design projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
dation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475 or GEGN575
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include
recommended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
technical writing for investigations (reports, memos, pro-
GEOL543. MODERN SEDIMENTS FIELD PROGRAM
posals, workplans). Class will culminate in practice conduct-
(S) Detailed field study of modern transitional and shallow
ing simulated investigations (using a computer simulator).
marine environments of sedimentary deposition. Both detrital
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and carbonate environments are included. Emphasis on energy
GEGN574. GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS OF WASTE
and mineral resources. Conducted at field locations such
DISPOSAL (II) Analysis and review of the legal and tech-
as southeastern United States and the Bahamas. Fees are
nical problems surrounding the shallow land burial of waste
assessed for field and living expenses and transportation.
materials, with special emphasis on hazardous solid waste.
Prerequisite: Background in sedimentary geology and con-
Methods of investigation of new and abandoned or inactive
sent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
waste sites. Measurement of contaminant movement in the
hours.
ground, design of contaminant and monitoring systems, case
GEOL545. INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING (I)
histories of field performance, and current research findings.
Theory and application of remote sensing techniques using
Prerequisite: GEGN468 and EGGN461/EGGN463. 3 hours
visible, infrared, and microwave electromagnetic energy.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring
Spectral information from cameras and scanning instruments,
1996.
including infrared photography, radar imagery, Landsat
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
imagery, and imaging spectroscopy. Survey of applications
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
to geology and global change. Lab interpretation of remote
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
sensing imagery and introduction to digital image process-
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics
ing. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
GEOL546. GEOLOGIC APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
SENSING (II) Application of remote sensing to regional
modeling, data quality and error propogation, methods of
geologic studies and to mineral and energy resource assess-
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use Macintosh
ments. Study of remote sensing techniques, including spec-
and DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS projects,
tral analysis, lineament analysis, and digital image process-
as well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS labora-
ing. Reviews of case studies and current literature. Student
tories, and field studies will be required. 2 hours lecture,
participation in discussion required. Prerequisite: GEOL545
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GEGN576. FUNDAMENTALS OF VECTOR GEO-
3 semester hours.
GRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Funda-
GEGN570. CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
mentals of relational vector GIS; topological relationships;
NEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Case histories in
spatial coordinate systems; data capture and conversion; dis-
geological and geotechnical engineering, ground water, and
playing and correcting errors; mapping precision; spatial
waste management problems. Students are assigned prob-
data attribute accuracy; and database models. Case studies.
lems and must recommend solutions and/or prepare defend-
Prerequisite: GEGN475 or GEGN575. 2 hours lecture;
able work plans. Discussions center on the role of the geo-
2 semester hours. Offered on demand.
logical engineer in working with government regulators,
GEGN 577. VECTOR GIS ANALYSIS FUNCTIONS (I, II)
private-sector clients, other consultants, and other special
Classification of relational vector GIS analysis functions;
interest groups. Prerequisite: GEGN442, GEGN467,
topological relationships; constructing a database; associat-
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ing attributes with spatial data; relating and joining attribute
fined groundwater systems, and areas of interaquifer mixing.
tables; selecting and manipulating data records; edgematch-
Introduction of use of geochemical modeling techniques to
ing and merging maps; displaying data; query and analysis
constrain problems of mass transfer and mass balance in
functions; topological overlay operations; distance functions.
groundwater systems. Course is designed to provide students
Case studies of spatial analysis projects. Prerequisite:
with overview of hydrochemistry prior to taking advanced
GEGN 475 or GEGN 575, and GEGN 576. 2 hours lecture;
numerical modeling courses in hydrology and geochemistry.
2 semester hours. Offered on demand.
Prerequisites: DCGN209 and GEGN467 or equivalent or
GEGN 578. GIS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) Project imple-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentation of GIS analyses. Projects may be undertaken by
GEGN/GEOL 598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
individual students, or small student teams. Documentation
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
of all project design stages, including user needs assessment,
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
implementation procedures, hardware and software selection,
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
data sources and acquisition, and project success assessment.
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
Various GIS software may be used; projects may involve
GEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
2-dimensional GIS, 3-dimensional subsurface models, or
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
multi-dimensional time-series analyses. Prerequisite:
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Consent of instructor. Variable credit, 1-3 semester hours,
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology.
depending on project. Offered on demand.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.
GEOL580/GPGN580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
GEOL 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petro-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
leum and geothermal energy production, building water
in geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and depart-
reservoirs and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This
ment. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
course will help students understand the characteristics and
physical causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity
GEOL605. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL AND TECTONIC
induced in various situations. Students will read published
PRINCIPLES (I) Seminar discussions on geotectonic princi-
reports and objectively analyze the seismological and ancil-
ples, mountain patterns and cycles, type regional and areal
lary data therein to decide if the causative agent was man or
studies in tectonic style. Comparative tectonics. Includes
natural processes. Prerequisites: Undergraduate geology and
field work in nearby areas on specific tectonic problems,
physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring
review of recent literature, and tectonic analysis in mineral
semester, odd years.
and fuel exploration. Prerequisite: GEOL309. 2 hours lecture
and seminar, 3 hours field; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
GEGN581. ADVANCED GROUNDWATER ENGINEER-
nate years, Fall 2003.
ING (I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions con-
cerning the theory, measurement, and estimation of ground
GEOL606. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
water parameters, fractured-rock flow, new or specialized
(REGIONAL) (II) Seminar discussion of the world’s main
methods of well hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods.
tectonic provinces using modern methods of tectonic analy-
Prerequisite: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
sis; includes discussion of typical structures for each
ture; 3 semester hours.
province and thorough review of recent literature. Assigned
reports on analysis of regional structural patterns and their
GEGN583. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
possible reproduction experimentally. Prerequisite: GEOL605.
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
nate years, Spring 2002.
applications of finite-difference and finite-element numerical
methods and analytical solutions to ground water flow and
GEOL607. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I, II) Recent geologic
mass transport problems. Prerequisite: A knowledge of
ideas and literature reviewed. Preparation and oral presen-
FORTRAN programming, mathematics through differential
tation of short papers. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
and integral calculus, and GEGN467 or consent of instruc-
Required of all geology candidates for advanced degrees
tor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
during their enrollment on campus.
GEGN585. HYDROCHEMICAL EVOLUTION AND
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
MODELING OF GROUND-WATER SYSTEMS (I)
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemi-
Application of hydrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
cal, physical, biological and geological processes and their
concepts to the natural evolution of groundwater systems.
relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation (including
Principles of groundwater evolution in the vadose zone, in
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/accu-
evaporative environments, wetlands, unconfined and con-
mulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic con-
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ditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and predic-
participation expected. May be repeated for credit if differ-
tive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain areas.
ent topics are involved. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
In addition to lecture attendance, course work involves
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
review of topical papers and solution of typical problems.
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
Prerequisite: GEGN438 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
ture; 3 semester hours.
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor min-
GEOL611. ADVANCED STRATIGRAPHY (II) Seminar on
eral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria with
history and development of stratigraphic concepts and termi-
special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems.
nology; sedimentary processes and related facies for detrital,
Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application
carbonate, and evaporite sequences; tectonics and sedimenta-
of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An
tion; stratigraphic styles in plate tectonic models. Field trips
emphasis will be placed on problem solving rather than
and report required. Prerequisite: GEOL314 or equivalent or
basic theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or con-
GEOL501. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
GEOL613. GEOLOGIC RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZA-
alternate years; Fall 2003.
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 geo-
core analyses and well tests. Emphasis is placed on practical
logical environments and genetic processes are considered.
analysis of such data sets from a variety of clastic petroleum
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 evaluated.
detailed characterizations, which then are used to solve
In this context ore deposits are of interest not only for their
practical oil and gas field problems. Prerequisites: GEGN438,
commercial value, but scientifically, as additional guides to
GEOL501, GEOL505/605 or equivalents. 3 hours lecture;
the earth’s evolutionary development through 4 billion years
3 semester hours.
of earth history. Prerequisite: GEGN401, GEOL515,
GEOL614. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY OF DEEP-WATER
GEOL516 or equivalents or consent of instructor. 3 hours
CLASTIC DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS (I) Course com-
lectures and/or seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
bines local and regional deep-water sedimentology, sequence
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
stratigraphy, reservoir geology, interpretation of outcrops,
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
reflection seismic records, cores and well logs. Focus is on
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
depositional processes, facies and their interpretation within
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
deep-water depositional systems, turbidite models and their
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer-
evolution, control of reservoir characteristics and performance,
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray dif-
turbidites within a sequence stratigraphic framework, and the
fraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to exam-
global occurrence of turbidite reservoirs. Laboratory exer-
ine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving petro-
cises on seismic, well log, and core interpretation. Seven
graphic analysis of samples selected by student. Prerequi-
day field trip to study classic turbidites in Arkansas and to
sites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or consent
develop individual field mapping and interpretation projects.
of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours lab;
Prerequisites: GEGN438, GEOL501 or equivalents. 3 hours
3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered alternate
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
years. Fall 2003.
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem-
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedi-
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mecha-
mentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
nisms of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
of wall-rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
chemistry and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids.
non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instruc-
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or GEGN 307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
GEOL616. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS (II)
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Reviews of current literature and research regarding selected
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
topics in mineral deposits. Group discussion and individual
(I) Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing physi-
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cal and chemical controls in the development of mineral
tor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
assemblages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from
GEGN669. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
representative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on
HYDROGEOLOGY Review of current literature and
the interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and
research regarding selected topics in hydrogeology. Group
an interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite:
discussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and
Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours
field trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite:
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2002.
Consent of instructor. 1 to 2 semester hours; may be repeat-
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
ed for credit with consent of instructor.
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
GEGN670. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOLOGICAL
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
ENGINEERING Review of current literature and research
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
regarding selected topics in engineering geology. Group dis-
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petro-
cussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and
graphic study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-
field trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite:
mineralized, from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites:
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL221, GEOL212, GEGN306 or GEGN307. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
GEGN671. LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS
years; Fall 2003.
& MITIGATION Geological investigation, analysis, and
design of natural rock and soil slopes and mitigation of
GEOL642. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Field program operated
unstable slopes. Topics include landslide types and proc-
concurrently with GEGN316 field camp to familiarize the
esses, triggering mechanisms, mechanics of movements,
student with basic field technique, geologic principles, and
landslide investigation and characterization, monitoring and
regional geology of Rocky Mountains. Prerequisite: Under-
instrumentation, soil slope stability analysis, rock slope
graduate degree in geology and GEGN316 or equivalent.
stability analysis, rock fall analysis, stabilization and risk
During summer field session; 1 to 3 semester hours.
reduction measures. Prerequisites: GEGN 468, EGGN 461,
GEOL643. GRADUATE FIELD SEMINARS (I, II, S)
MNGN 321, (or equivalents) or consent of instructor.
Special advanced field programs emphasizing detailed study
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of some aspects of geology. Normally conducted away from
GEGN672. ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS (II) Geological
the Golden campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to Ph.D. or
analysis, design, and stabilization of natural soil and rock
advanced M.S. candidates. Usually taken after at least one
slopes and rock foundations; computer modeling of slopes;
year of graduate residence. Background requirements vary
use of specialized methods in earth construction. Prerequi-
according to nature of field study. Consent of instructor and
site: GEGN468, EGGN461/EGGN463 and MNGN321.
department head is required. Fees are assessed for field and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
living expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours;
may be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
GEGN675. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Review of current devel-
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
opments and research in specific advanced topics concerning
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and their
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineer-
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
ing. Topics will include 3-dimensional data systems, the
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
problems of 3-dimensional data structures, visualization and
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
rendering of complex geological objects, interactions with
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
analytical models, and the capabilities of new software and
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour semi-
hardware. Prerequisites: GEGN575 and consent of instruc-
nar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEO-
GEGN681. VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (II) Study of
CHEMISTRY(II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
the physics of unsaturated groundwater flow and contami-
approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate
nant transport. Fundamental processes and data collection
sediments and rocks. Topics covered include major near-
methods will be presented. The emphasis will be on analytic
surface diagenetic environments, subaerial exposure,
solutions to the unsaturated flow equations and analysis of
dolomitization, burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equi-
field data. Application to non-miscible fluids, such as gaso-
libria, and the carbonate geochemistry of trace elements and
line, will be made. The fate of leaks from underground tanks
stable isotopes. Laboratory stresses thin section recognition
will be analyzed. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or equivalent;
of diagenetic textures and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and
Math through Differential Equations; or consent of instruc-
geochemical/isotopic approaches to diagenetic problems.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of instruc-
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GEGN682. FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED
3 hours lab every week; 2 semester hours.
ROCK (I) Explores the application of hydrologic and engi-
GEGN/GEOL 698. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
neering principles to flow and transport in fractured rock.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
Emphasis is on analysis of field data and the differences
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
between flow and transport in porous media and fractured
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
rock. Teams work together throughout the semester to solve
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
problems using field data, collect and analyze field data, and
do independent research in flow and transport in fractured
GEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
rock. Prerequisites: GEGN581 or consent of instructor.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours. Offered alternate years;
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Fall 2001.
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.
GEGN683. ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(II) Flow and solute transport modeling including: 1)
advanced analytical modeling methods; 2) finite elements,
GEOL 699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
random-walk, and method of characteristics numerical meth-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
ods; 3) discussion of alternative computer codes for model-
in geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and depart-
ing and presentation of the essential features of a number of
ment. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
codes; 4) study of selection of appropriate computer codes
GEGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT -
for specific modeling problems; 5) application of models to
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field
ground water problems; and 6) study of completed modeling
and library work for the Master of Engineering report under
projects through literature review, reading and discussion.
supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
Prerequisite: GEOL/CHGC509 or GEGN583, and GEGN585
GEOL701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
SCIENCE, GEOLOGY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and
3 semester hours.
library work for the Master’s thesis under supervision of the
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS SYS-
student’s advisory committee.
TEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practical
GEGN702. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF
experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and
SCIENCE, GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II, S)
reaction path models to problems in diverse fields of theoret-
Laboratory, field, and library work for the Master’s thesis
ical and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
under supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves-
Required of candidates for the degree of Master of Science
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
(Geological Engineering).
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
GEGN/GEOL703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of
student’s doctoral committee.
applications including problems in thermodynamic data
quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis,
GEGN/GEOL704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate
MASTER OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit
generation, and enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course
hours required for completion of the degree Master of Engi-
ends with student presentations of a chemical modeling
neering - thesis. Engineering design must be carried out
study applied to a problem of their choosing. Prerequisite:
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
GEGN585 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer
advisor.
lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
GEGN685. APPLIED GROUND-WATER MODELING
MASTER OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for
PROBLEM SOLVING (I, II) Approach to and resolution of
completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis.
technical ground-water modeling problems from industrial
Research must be carried out under the direct supervision of
applications. Conceptual analysis taught via Socratic
the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Dialectic. Students reproduce, analyze, and resolve each
GEGN/GEOL706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
problem. Each class offers new problems and learning expe-
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours
riences, thus the course can be repeated for credit with con-
required for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy.
sent of instructor. By successful completion of this course,
Research must be carried out under direct supervision of the
students earn certification to advise on the International
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Ground Water Modeling Center technical support line in a
part-time employment mode. Prerequisite: GEGN583 or
consent of instructor. 2 hours recitation alternate weeks;
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Geochemical Exploration
Geophysics
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II)
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Professor
interpretation of data of soils, stream sediments, vegetation,
KENNETH L. LARNER, Charles Henry Green Professor of
and rock in connection with field problems. Term report
Exploration Geophysics
required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
Borehole Geophysics
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies and
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary disper-
Research
sion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical
Exploration Science
laboratory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite:
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
nate years; Spring 2002.
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEMISTRY
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
(II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and chemi-
HENGREN XIA, Research Assistant Professor
cal) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral deposits.
ROBERT L. KRANZ, Adjunct Associate Professor
A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures, and
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geochemistry
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
framework for exploration program design. Prerequisite:
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of instructor. A course
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours lecture/seminar/
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
FRANK A. HADSELL, Professor Emeritus
GXGN637. ADVANCED STUDIES IN EXPLORATION
GEORGE V. KELLER, Professor Emeritus
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Individual special investigations
GUY H. TOWLE, Professor Emeritus
of a laboratory or field problem in exploration geochemistry
Degrees Offered
under the direction of a member of staff. Work on the same
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and
or a different topic may be continued through later semesters
Mining Geosciences
and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: GXGN571 and
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Master of Science (Geophysics)
Master of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics)
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysical Engineering)
Program Description
Geophysicists study and explore the Earth’s interior
through physical measurements collected at the earth’s sur-
face, 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. Non-invasive imaging beneath
the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
analogous to non-invasive imaging of the interior of the
human body by medical specialists.
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
home to all its inhabitants. Therefore, geophysics and geo-
physical engineering have important roles to play in the solu-
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tion of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
government agencies, CWP emphasizes the development
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for
of theoretical and computational methods for imaging of
Earth’s growing population, evaluating sites for underground
the Earth’s subsurface, primarily through use of the reflec-
construction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
tion seismic method. Researchers have been involved in
non-invasively the aging infrastructures (natural gas pipe-
forward and inverse problems of wave propagation as well
lines, water supplies, telecommunication conduits, transporta-
as data processing for data obtained where the subsurface
tion networks) of developed nations, mitigating the threat of
is complex, specifically where it is both heterogeneous
geohazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches)
and anisotropic. Further information about CWP can be
to populated areas, contributing to homeland security (includ-
obtained at http://www.cwp.mines.edu.
ing detection and removal of unexploded ordnance and land
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) integrates
mines), evaluating changes in climate and managing human-
the acquisition and interpretation of multicomponent,
kind’s response to them, and exploring other planets.
three-dimensional seismic reflection and downhole data,
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysi-
with the geology and petroleum engineering of existing
cists to explore for hidden resources around the world.
oil fields, in an attempt to understand the complex
Engineering firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the
properties of petroleum reservoirs. Like CWP, RCP is
Earth’s near-surface properties when sites are chosen for
a multidisciplinary group with faculty members from
large construction projects and waste-management opera-
Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, and Geology.
tions. Environmental organizations use geophysics to con-
More information about RCP can be obtained at
duct groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contami-
http://www.mines.edu/academic/geophysics/rcp.
nants. On the global scale, geophysicists employed by uni-
The Rock Physics Laboratory conducts research on the physical
versities and government agencies (such as the United States
properties of rocks having varying porosity, permeability and
Geological Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic
fluid content. These properties are measured at various tem-
and Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such
peratures and pressures to simulate reservoir conditions.
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, elec-
tric, thermal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For
The Near Surface Seismic (NSS) Group is involved in
the past decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have
research activity related to using surface and borehole,
found employment in their chosen field, with about 20%
multi-component observations in an attempt to quantify
choosing to pursue graduate studies.
the upper 100 meters of the subsurface.
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
The Environmental Geophysics Group investigates the uses
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected around
of complex resistivity and ground-penetrating radar for the
the world for its programs in applied geophysical research and
characterization of contaminated soils.
education. With 20 active faculty members and small class
The Gravity and Magnetic Research Consortium carries out
sizes, students receive individualized attention in a close-
industry sponsored research in modeling, processing, and
knit environment. Given the interdisciplinary nature of geo-
inversion of gravity and magnetic data. The emphasis is to
physics, the graduate curriculum requires students to become
develop efficient methods for imaging subsurface struc-
thoroughly familiar with geological, mathematical, and
tures by inverting surface, airborne, and borehole observa-
physical theory, in addition to exploring the theoretical and
tions to infer the below-ground distributions of density or
practical aspects of the various geophysical methodologies.
magnetization, together with their structural boundaries.
Research Emphasis
Developing fast forward-modeling techniques for calculat-
ing the gravity, gravity gradient, and magnetic fields from
The Department conducts research in a wide variety of
a given distribution of density or magnetization is an inte-
areas mostly related, but not restricted, to applied geo-
gral part of the research.
physics. Candidates interested in the research activities of
a specific faculty member are encouraged to obtain a copy
The Center for Petrophysics (CENPET) is an interdisciplinary
of the Department’s view book and to contact that faculty
facility that performs research and education in all aspects
member directly. To give prospective candidates an idea of
of petrophysics ranging from acoustic measurements on
the types of research activities available in geophysics at
core material for the calibration of seismic surveys to the
CSM, a list of the recognized research groups operating
design of new borehole instruments to measure climato-
within the Department of Geophysics is given below.
logical parameters in the ice of the Antarctic. CENPET is
dedicated to understanding the properties of the materials
The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) is a multi-discipli-
in the earth and how geophysical observations can be used
nary research group with a total of six faculty members —
to predict these properties. Several departments (Geology,
four from the Department of Geophysics, and two from
Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Mathematics, and
the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences.
Geophysics) cooperate in the center. For more information
With research sponsored by some 30 companies world-
consult http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/petrophysics
wide in the petroleum-exploration industry, plus U.S.
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Degrees Offered
Geochemistry:
GEGX 633 Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
The Department offers both traditional, research-oriented
(3 hrs. Spring)
graduate programs and a non-thesis professional education
GEGX 635 Surficial Exploration Geochemistry
program designed to meet specific career objectives. The pro-
(3 hrs Spring)
gram of study is selected by the student, in consultation with
an advisor, and with thesis committee approval, according to
Geology and Geological Engineering:
the student’s career needs and interests. Specific degrees, have
GEOL 404 Ore Microscopy (3 hrs.)
specific requirements as detailed below. The Department
GEOL 498 Field Methods in Economic Geology (3 hrs)
maintains the Department of Geophysics, Graduate Student
GEOL 505 Applied Structural Geology (3 hrs. Spring)
Handbook. This resource includes discussion of all of the
GEOL 509 Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry
current degree requirements, a description of Departmental
(3 hrs. Fall)
resources and activities, and descriptions of Departmental
GEGN 518 Mineral Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
procedures governing graduate student progress through
GEGN 528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Fall)
degree programs. The handbook can be viewed on the
GEGN 532 Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs. Fall)
department’s web site at www.geophysics.mines.edu/
GEOL 545 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hrs. Spring)
sggs/sggs_resources.htm. Like the CSM Graduate Student
GEOL 575 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Bulletin, the Department of Geophysics, Graduate Student
(3 hrs. Fall)
Handbook is updated annually.
Geophysics:
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
GPGN 507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs. Fall)
Geosciences
GPGN 509 Physical and Chemical Properties and
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly
Processes in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs. Fall)
administered by Geology and Geological Engineering,
GPGN 510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
Geochemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to
(3 hrs. Spring)
the program by application to any of the sponsoring depart-
GPGN 511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
ments and acceptance through the normal procedures of that
(4 hrs Spring, even years)
department. This appendix lists course requirements and
GPGN 520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
options.
(4 hrs, Fall, odd years)
GPGN 521 Advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic
Requirements
Exploration (4 hrs Spring, even years)
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
GPGN 540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs., Fall)
be at the 400-level. All other credits toward the degree must
be 500-level or above.
Economics and Business:

EBGN 535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart-
(3 hrs. Spring)
ments and consists of:
EBGN 536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
GEGN 403 Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs. Spring)
(3 hrs. Spring)
GEOL 515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
EBGN 541 International Trade (3 hrs. Spring)
Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs. Fall) or
EBGN 575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation
GEOL 516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
(3 hrs. Fall)
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs. Spring) or
EBGN 580 Exploration Economics (3 hrs. Fall)
GEGN 528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Spring even years)
Environmental Science and Engineering:
GEGX 571 Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
ESGN 456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
GPGN 530 Applied Geophysics (3 hrs. Spring)
(3 hrs. Fall)
EBGN 504 Economic Evaluation and Investment
ESGN 500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry
Decision Methods (3 hrs. Spring) or
(4 hrs. Fall)
EBGN 510 Natural Resource Economics (3 hrs. Fall) or
ESGN 502 Environmental Law (3 hrs. Fall)
EBGN 512 Macroeconomics (3 hours Spring) or
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
MNGN 585 Mining Economics (3 hrs. Spring even years)
MTGN 429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs. Spring)
◆ 15 additional credit hours must be selected from the fol-
MTGN 431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs. Spring)
lowing list. Selection of courses will be undertaken by the
MTGN 432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs. Spring)
student in consultation with their degree committee con-
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings with
sisting of three faculty from the respective programs that
the approval of representatives from the administering
have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
departments or program.
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6 credit hours may be independent study in the student’s home
◆ Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
department or additional course work from the list above.
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
This is a multi-disciplinary, non-thesis masters degree for
For either Master of Science degree, a minimum of 26
students interested in working as geoscience professionals
course credits is required accompanied by a minimum of
in the petroleum industry. The Departments of Geophysics,
12 credits of graduate research. While individual courses
Petroleum Engineering, and Geology and Geological
constituting the degree are determined by the student, and
Engineering share oversight for the Professional Masters in
approved by their advisor and thesis committee, courses
Petroleum Reservoir Systems program through a committee
applied to all M.S. degrees must satisfy the following criteria:
consisting of one faculty member from each department.
◆ All course, research, transfer, residence, and thesis
Students gain admission to the program by application to
requirements are as described in Registration and
any of the three sponsoring departments. Students are admin-
Tuition Classification and Graduate Degrees and
istered by that department into which they first matriculate.
Requirements sections of this document.
A minimum of 36 hours of course credit is required to com-

plete the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir
All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
Systems program. Up to 9 credits may be earned by 400
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill
level courses. All other credits toward the degree must be
deficiencies, as described below, may be 300 level
500 level or above. At least 9 hours must consist of:
and lower, but these cannot be applied to the course
credit requirements of the degree.
(1) 1 course selected from the following:
◆ The student’s advisor and committee may require
GPGN419/PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as
Evaluation
described below. Credits used to fulfill program defi-
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
ciencies are not included in the minimum required
(2) 2 courses selected from the following:
credits needed to obtain the M.S. Degree.
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary
◆ Students must include the following courses in their
Petroleum Design
Master degree program
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1 credit)
and Development
GPGN581 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
GPGN705 – Graduate Research – Master of Science
and Development
(12 credits in addition to the required 26 course
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
credits).
from the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18
As described in the Master of Science, Thesis and Thesis
hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the 3
Defense section of this bulletin, all M.S. candidates must
participating departments, or other courses approved by the
successfully defend their M.S. thesis in an open oral Thesis
committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study,
Defense. The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by
including an industry project.
the Department of Geophysics follow those outlined in the
Master of Science Degrees: Geophysics and
Graduate Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of
Geophysical Engineering
Geophysics requires students submit the final draft of their
Students may obtain a Master of Science Degree in either
written thesis to their Thesis Committee no less than two
Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both degrees have
weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
the same coursework and thesis requirements, as described
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees:
below. Students are normally admitted into the Master of
Science in Geophysics program. If, however, a student
Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
would like to obtain the Master of Science in Geophysical
Students may obtain a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in
Engineering, the course work and thesis topic must meet the
either Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both degrees
following requirements. Note that these requirements are in
have the same coursework and thesis requirements, as
addition to those associated with the Master of Science in
described below. Students are normally admitted into the
Geophysics.
Ph.D. in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would
like to obtain the Ph.D. in Geophysical Engineering, the
◆ Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
course work and thesis topic must meet the following require-
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
ments. Note that these requirements are in addition to those
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
associated with the Ph.D. in Geophysics.
considered as engineering is determined by the
Geophysics faculty at large.
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◆ Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
tation, and defense of two research projects completed while
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
in residence in the Ph.D. program at the Colorado School
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
of Mines. The research projects used in this process must
considered as engineering is determined by the
conform to the standards described in the Department’s
Geophysics faculty at large.
Graduate Student Handbook.
◆ Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
As described in the Doctor of Philosophy, Thesis Defense
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
section of this bulletin, all Ph.D. candidates must success-
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
fully defend their Ph.D. thesis in an open oral Thesis Defense.
For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), at least 72
The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by the Depart-
credits beyond the Bachelors degree are required. No fewer
ment of Geophysics follow those outlined in the Graduate
than 24 research credits are required. Up to 36 course credits
Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of Geophysics
can be awarded by the candidate’s Ph.D. Thesis Committee
requires students submit the final draft of their written thesis
for completion of a thesis-based Master’s Degree at another
to their Thesis Committee no less than two weeks prior to
institution. While individual courses constituting the degree
the thesis defense date.
are determined by the student, and approved by the student’s
Acceptable Thesis Formats
advisor and committee, courses applied to all Ph.D. degrees
In addition to traditional dissertations, the Department of
must satisfy the following criteria:
Geophysics also accepts dissertations that are compendia of
◆ All course, research, minor degree programs, transfer,
papers published or submitted to peer-reviewed journals. The
residence, and thesis requirements are as described in
following guidelines are applied by the Department in deter-
Registration and Tuition Classification and Graduate
mining the suitability of a thesis submitted as a series of
Degrees and Requirements sections of this document.
written papers.


All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
All papers included in the dissertation must have a
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill
common theme, as approved by a student’s thesis
deficiencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
committee.
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
◆ Papers should be submitted for inclusion in a disserta-
requirements of the degree.
tion in a common format and typeset.
◆ The student’s advisor and committee may require
◆ In addition to the individual papers, students must
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as
prepare abstract, introduction, discussion, and conclu-
described below. Credits used to fulfill program defi-
sions sections of the thesis that tie together the indi-
ciencies are not included in the minimum required
vidual papers into a unified dissertation.
credits needed to obtain the Ph.D. Degree.
◆ A student’s thesis committee might also require the
◆ Students must include the following courses in their
preparation and inclusion of various appendices with
Ph.D. program
the dissertation in support of the papers prepared
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1 credit)
explicitly for publication.
SYGN600 – Fundamentals of College Teaching
Graduate Program Background Requirements
(2 credits)
All graduate programs in Geophysics require that appli-
GPGN681 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
cants have a background that includes the equivalent of
GPGN706 – Graduate Research – Doctor of
adequate undergraduate preparation in the following areas:
Philosophy (minimum 24 credits)
◆ Mathematics – Linear Algebra or Linear Systems,
◆ In addition to taking SYGN600, students are also
Differential Equations, Computer Programming
required to participate in a practical teaching
◆ Physics – Classical Physics
experience.
◆ Geology – Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
In the Doctoral program, students must demonstrate the
◆ Geophysics – Geophysical Field Methods and courses
potential for successful completion of independent research
that include theory and application in three of the fol-
and enhance the breadth of their expertise by completing a
lowing areas: gravity/magnetics, seismic,
Doctoral Research Qualifying Examination no later than two
electical/electromagnetics, borehole geophysics, and
years from the date of enrollment in the program. An exten-
physics of the earth
sion of one additional year may be petitioned by students
through their Thesis Committees.
◆ In addition, candidates in the Doctoral program are
expected to have no less than one year of college level
In the Department of Geophysics, the Doctoral Research
or two years of high school courses in a single foreign
Qualifying Examination consists of the preparation, presen-
language.
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Candidates not prepared in one or more of these areas
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
may be admitted into the program if their background and
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
demonstrated talents give reasonable expectation that they
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
can overcome deficiencies during their graduate career.
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
Description of Courses
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419 pre-
sented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
GPGN404. DIGITAL ANALYSIS (I) The fundamentals of
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
one-dimensional digital signal processing as applied to geo-
Prerequisites: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302, GPGN303,
physical investigations are studied. Students explore the
and GPGN308. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester
mathematical background and practical consequences of the
hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and
sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and
GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
Fourier transforms, windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed
on applying the knowledge gained in lecture to exploring
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II)
practical signal processing issues. This is done through
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
homework and in-class practicum assignments requiring the
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315, GPGN249, and
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and
GPGN306, or consent of instructor. Knowledge of a com-
oral presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be
puter programming language is assumed. 2 hours lecture,
arranged between student and individual faculty member
2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head
approval. Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308,
GPGN414. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
and completion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics
(II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea
method courses in the general topic area of the project design.
surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of observed
Credit variable, 1 to 3 hours. Course can be retaken once.
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential field effects
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter-
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
lab; 4 semester hours.
LEUM DESIGN (II). This is a multidisciplinary design
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
GPGN419/PEGN419.WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
FORMATION EVLUATION (I) The basics of core analyses
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design prob-
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation meth-
lems in oil and gas exploration and field development,
ods that combine the measurements of various borehole
including the development of a prospect in an exploration
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
play a detailed engineering field study, are assigned. Several
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade,
detailed written and oral presentations are made throughout
ash-content, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The
the semester. Project economics, including risk analysis, are
impact of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydro-
an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors:
carbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations is demon-
GPGN302 and GPGN303; GE majors: GEOL308 or
strated. Prerequisite: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302,
GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438; PE majors: PEGN316,
GPGN303, and GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab;
PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent).
3 semester hours.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GPGN422. METHODS OF ELECTRICAL PROSPECTING
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I)
(I) In-depth study of the application of electrical and electro-
Historical survey. Propagation of body and surface waves
magnetic methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil
in elastic media; transmission and reflection at single and
and gas exploration, and groundwater. Laboratory work with
multiple interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors,
scale and mathematical models coupled with field work over
data processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking,
areas of known geology. Prerequisite: GPGN308 or consent
and migration) interpretation techniques including curved
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ray methods. Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics
laboratory model data; seismic processing using an inter-
of core analyses and the principles of all common borehole
active workstation. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and concurrent
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
enrollment in GPGN404, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
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includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
cises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: GEOL 501 or
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation
consent of instructors. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
of geological observations. Students conduct geophysical
hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
surveys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, mag-
GPGN504/GEGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORA-
netic, and electrical observations. Students participate in
TION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work in multi-
designing the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring
disciplinary teams to study practical problems and case stud-
the observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
ies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
these observations in the context of the geological model
Students will learn and apply methods and concepts from
defined from the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL309,
geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering to timely
GEOL314, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or
design problems in oil and gas exploration and field devel-
consent of instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester
opment. Activities include field trips, computer modeling,
hours, minimum 4 hours.
written exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite:
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II). Students will
GPGN/GEGN/PEGN503 or consent of instructors. 3 hours
explore the fundamental observations from which physical
lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester,
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
even years.
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
GPGN507. NEAR-SURFACE FIELD METHODS (I)
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
Students design and implement data acquisition programs
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
for all forms of near-surface geophysical surveys. The result
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
of each survey is then modeled and discussed in the context
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but also
of field design methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
on developing and testing quantitative models to describe
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
these disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN249,
semester, even years.
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN306, GPGN308, PHGN200,
and MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
GPGN509. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
3 semester hours.
AND PROCESSES IN ROCK, SOILS, AND FLUIDS (I)
Physical and chemical properties and processes that are
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
measurable with geophysical instruments are studied, includ-
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
ing methods of measurement, interrelationships between
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
properties, coupled processes, and processes which modify
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
properties in pure phase minerals and fluids, and in mineral
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
mixtures (rocks and soils). Investigation of implications for
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
petroleum development, minerals extraction, groundwater
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
exploration, and environmental remediation. Prerequisite:
department. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
GPGN510. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
(II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of observed
department. “Independent Study” form must be completed
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential field effects
and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter-
and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, GPGN321, or consent of
Graduate Courses
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the per-
GPGN511. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory projects of interest
600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
to class members; topics for lecture and laboratory selected
Graduate School.
from the following: new methods for acquiring, processing,
GPGN503/GEGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLORA-
and interpreting gravity and magnetic data, methods for the
TION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone and in
solution of two- and three-dimensional potential field prob-
teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley fill
lems, Fourier transforms as applied to gravity and magnetics,
depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary course
the geologic implications of filtering gravity and magnetic
that shows students how to characterize and model subsurface
data, equivalent distributions, harmonic functions, inver-
reservoir performance by integrating data, methods and con-
sions. Prerequisite: GPGN414 or consent of instructor.
cepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and field; 4 semester hours.
Activities include field trips, computer modeling, written exer-
Offered spring semester, even years.
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GPGN519/PEGN 519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVAL-
GPGN551/MACS693. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
UATION (II). A detailed review of well logging and other
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
formation evaluation methods will be presented, with the
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
emphasis on the imaging and characterization of hydro-
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
carbon reservoirs. Advanced logging tools such as array
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
induction, dipole sonic, and imaging tools will be discussed.
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
The second half of the course will offer in parallel sessions:
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include:
for geologists and petroleum engineers on subjects such as
Statics estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multi-
pulsed neutron logging, nuclear magnetic resonance, produc-
ple suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estima-
tion logging, and formation testing; for geophysicists on
tion, imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and
vertical seismic profiling, cross well acoustics and electro-
lithologic information, and correlation of surface and bore-
magnetic surveys. Prerequisite: GPGN419/PEGN419 or
hole seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of department. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
GPGN520. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
GPGN552. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (I)
EXPLORATION (I) Electromagnetic theory. Instrumenta-
Introduction to basic principles of elasticity including
tion. Survey planning. Processing of data. Geologic inter-
Hooke’s law, equation of motion, representation theorems,
pretations. Methods and limitations of interpretation. Pre-
and reciprocity. Representation of seismic sources, seismic
requisite: GPGN308 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
moment tensor, radiation from point sources in homoge-
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years
neous isotropic media. Boundary conditions, reflection/
GPGN521. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
transmission coefficients of plane waves, plane-wave propa-
MAGNETIC EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory
gation in stratified media. Basics of wave propagation in
projects of interest to class members; topics for lecture and
attenuative media, brief description of seismic modeling
laboratory selected from the following: new methods for
methods. Prerequisite: GPGN452 or consent of instructor.
acquiring, processing and interpreting electrical and electro-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
magnetic data, methods for the solution of two- and three-
GPGN553. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (II) This
dimensional EM problems, physical modeling, integrated
course is focused on the physics of wave phenomena and the
inversions. Prerequisite: GPGN422 or GPGN520, or consent
importance of wave-theory results in exploration and earth-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
quake seismology. Includes reflection and transmission prob-
Offered spring semester, even years
lems for spherical waves, methods of steepest descent and
GPGN530. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS (II) Introduction to
stationary phase, point-source radiation in layered isotropic
geophysical techniques used in a variety of industries (min-
media, surface and non-geometrical waves. Discussion of
ing, petroleum, environmental and engineering) in exploring
seismic modeling methods, fundamentals of wave propa-
for new deposits, site design, etc. The methods studied
gation in anisotropic and attenuative media. Prerequisite:
include gravity, magnetic, electrical, seismic, radiometric
GPGN552 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
and borehole techniques. Emphasis on techniques and their
ter hours. Offered spring semester, even years
applications are tailored to student interests. The course,
GPGN555. INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE SEIS-
intended for non-geophysics students, will emphasize the
MOLOGY (I) Introductory course in observational, engi-
theoretical basis for each technique, the instrumentation used
neering, and theoretical earthquake seismology. Topics
and data collection, processing and interpretation procedures
include: seismogram interpretation, elastic plane waves and
specific to each technique so that non-specialists can more
surface waves, source kinematics and constraints from seis-
effectively evaluate the results of geophysical investigations.
mograms, seismicity and earthquake location, magnitude and
Prerequisites: PHGN100, PHGN200, MACS111. GEGN401
intensity estimates, seismic hazard analysis, and earthquake
or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
induced ground motions. Students interpret digital data from
GPGN540. MINING GEOPHYSICS (I) Introduction to
globally distributed seismic stations. Prerequisite: GPGN452.3
gravity, magnetic, electric, radiometric and borehole tech-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
niques used by the mining industry in exploring for new
odd years.
deposits. The course, intended for graduate geophysics
GPGN558. SEISMIC DATA INTERPRETATION (II)
students, will emphasize the theoretical basis for each tech-
Practical interpretation of seismic data used in exploration
nique, the instrumentation used and data collection, process-
for hydrocarbons. Integration with other sources of geologi-
ing and interpretation procedures specific to each technique.
cal and geophysical information. Prerequisite: GPGN452,
Prerequisites: GPGN321, GPGN322, MACS111,MACS112,
GEOL501 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours
MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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GPGN561. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I (I) Introduc-
natural processes. Prerequisite: basic undergraduate geology
tion to basic principles underlying the processing of seismic
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
data for suppression of various types of noise. Includes the
GPGN581. GRADUATE SEMINAR – MS (I, II) Presen-
rationale for and methods for implementing different forms
tation describing results of MS thesis research. All theses
of gain to data, and the use of various forms of stacking for
must be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
noise suppression, such as diversity stacking of Vibroseis
granted. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
data, normal-moveout correction and common-midpoint
stacking, optimum-weight stacking, beam steering and the
GPGN583. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS I (I)
stack array. Also discussed are continuous and discrete one-
This course describes the physical and mathematical princi-
and two-dimensional data filtering, including Vibroseis cor-
ples of the gravimetric, magnetometric and electrical methods
relation, spectral whitening, moveout filtering, data interpo-
of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the following
lation, slant stacking, and the continuous and discrete Radon
questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and examples
transform for enhancing data resolution and suppression of
illustrating their application; 2) the physical properties of
multiples and other forms of coherent noise. Prerequisite:
rocks and the influence of the medium on the field; 3) the
GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the relevant
ter hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of the for-
ward problems; 6) approximate methods of field calculation
GPGN562. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING II (II) The stu-
and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior of the
dent will gain understanding of applications of deterministic
fields as they are applied in the main geophysical methods;
and statistical deconvolution for wavelet shaping, wavelet
8) the relationship between the fields and the geometric and
compression, and multiple suppression. Both reflection-
physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite: Consent of
based and refraction-based statistics estimation and correc-
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion for 2-D and 3-D seismic data will be covered, with
some attention to problems where subsurface structure is
GPGN584. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS II
complex. Also for areas of complex subsurface structure,
(II) This course describes the physical and mathematical prin-
students will be introduced to analytic and interactive meth-
ciples of the electromagnetic, seismic and nuclear methods of
ods of velocity estimation. Where the near-surface is com-
geophysical prospecting. For each method, the following
plex, poststack and prestack imaging methods, such as layer
questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and examples
replacement are introduced to derive dynamic corrections to
illustrating their application; 2) the physical properties of
reflection data. Also discussed are special problems related
rocks and the influence of the medium on the field; 3) the
to the processing of multi-component seismic data for
distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the relevant
enhancement of shear-wave information, and those related
systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of the for-
to processing of vertical seismic profile data for separation
ward problems; 6) approximate methods of field calculation
of upgoing and downgoing P- and S- wave arrivals. Pre-
and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior of the
requisite: GPGN452 and GPGN561 or consent of instructor.
fields as they are applied in the main geophysical methods;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
8) the relationship between the fields and the geometric and
odd years.
physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite: GPGN583.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN574. GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS (II) Descrip-
tion of world groundwater aquifers. Effects of water satura-
GPGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
tion on the physical properties of rocks. Use of geophysical
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
methods in the exploration, development and production of
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
groundwater. Field demonstrations of the application of the
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
geophysical methods in the solution of some groundwater
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 598
problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
GPGN580/GEOL580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
GPGN599. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS MS (I, II)
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petro-
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
leum and geothermal energy production, building water
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
reservoirs and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
course will help students understand the characteristics and
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
physical causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
induced in various situations. Students will read published
GPGN605. INVERSION THEORY (II) Introductory course
reports and objectively analyze the seismological and ancil-
in inverting geophysical observations for inferring earth
lary data therein to decide if the causative agent was man or
structure and processes. Techniques discussed include:
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Monte-Carlo procedures, Marquardt-Levenburg optimiza-
GPGN681. GRADUATE SEMINAR – PHD (I, II)
tion, and generalized linear inversion. In addition, aspects of
Presentation describing results of Ph.D. thesis research. All
probability theory, data and model resolution, uniqueness
theses must be presented in seminar before corresponding
considerations, and the use of a priori constraints are pre-
degree is granted. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
sented. Students are required to apply the inversion methods
GPGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
described to a problem of their choice and present the results
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
as an oral and written report. Prerequisite: MACS315 and
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
knowledge of a scientific programming language. 3 hours
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
lecture; 3 semester hours.
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 698
GPGN606. SIMUATION OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA (II)
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
Efficiency of writing and running computer programs.
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of
Review of basic matrix manipulation. Utilization of existing
instructor. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
CSM and department computer program libraries. Some
GPGN699. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION-PHD (I, II)
basic and specialized numerical integration techniques used
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
in geophysics. Geophysical applications of finite elements,
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent
finite differences, integral equation modeling, and summary
of department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
representation. Project resulting in a term paper on the use of
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
numerical methods in geophysical interpretation. Prerequi-
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered spring semester, odd years.
GPGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT –
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
GPGN651. ADVANCED SEISMOLOGY (I) In-depth dis-
library work for the Master of Engineering report under
cussion of wave propagation and seismic processing for
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of
anisotropic, heterogeneous media. Topics include the aniso-
candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semes-
tropic Green’s function, influence of anisotropy on plane-
ter hours upon completion of report.
wave velocities and polarizations, shear-wave splitting,
traveltime analysis for transversely anisotropic media, inver-
GPGN701. GRADUATE THESIS – MASTER OF SCI-
sion and processing of multicomponent seismic data in the
ENCE (I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of
presence of anisotropy, and basics of seismic fracture char-
Master of Science in Geophysics. 6 semester hours upon
acterization. Prerequisites: GPGN552 and GPGN553 or con-
completion of thesis.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
GPGN703. GRADUATE THESIS – DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
fall semester, even years.
OPHY (I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of
GPGN658. SEISMIC MIGRATION (II) Seismic migration
Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics. 30 semester hours.
is the process that converts seismograms, each recorded as
GPGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
a function of time, to an image of the earth’s subsurface,
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
which is a function of depth below the surface. The theoreti-
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
cal and practical aspects of finite-difference, Kirchhoff,
- thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
Fourier transform, and other methods for migration are
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
emphasized with numerous computer programs and exer-
GPGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
cises. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, even years.
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
GPGN 660. MATHEMATICS OF SEISMIC IMAGING
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
AND MIGRATION (II) During the past 40 years geophysi-
dent’s faculty advisor.
cists have developed many techniques (known collectively as
GPGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
“migration”) for imaging geologic structures deep within the
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Earth’s subsurface. Beyond merely imaging strata, migration
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy-thesis. Research
can provide information about important physical properties
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
of rocks, necessary for the subsequent drilling and develop-
student’s faculty advisor.
ment of oil- and gas-bearing formations within the Earth. In
this course the student will be introduced to the mathemati-
cal theory underlying seismic migration, in the context of
“inverse scattering imaging theory.” The course is heavily
oriented toward problem solving. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
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Liberal Arts and International Studies
International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study
of international political economy, which is the interplay
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Interim Associate Vice President for
between economic, political, cultural, and environmental
Academic & Faculty Affairs, Professor, and Division Director
JEWEL SPEARS BROOKER, 2003-2004 Hennebach Visiting
forces that shape the relations among the world’s developed
Professor
and developing areas. International Studies focus especially
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
on the role of the state and market in society and economy.
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
of CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
the permanent sustainability of both social organization and
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
environmental resources and systems that such a commit-
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor and Principal Tutor,
McBride Honors Program
ment requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor, Acting Director, 2003–04
by the LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
women who can provide the technical means for society’s
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
material needs in a manner that leaves posterity an undimin-
SUZANNE M. MOON, Assistant Professor
ished level of both social and environmental quality.
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
International Political Economy
JON LEYDENS, Lecturer and Writing Program Administrator
Non-Degree Certificates Offered:
JAMES LOUGH, Lecturer
Graduate Certificate 1, International Political Economy
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
Graduate Certificate 2, International Political Economy
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Adjunct Instructor
Program Description:
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
offers a non-degree Combined Undergraduate/Graduate pro-
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
gram for the student interested in adding a graduate-level non-
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
technical dimension to his/her professional preparation in the
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
field of International Political Economy (IPE) that consists
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
of two 15-hour graduate certificates (30 hours total). The
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
student may choose to pursue just one or both certificates.
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
The interactions, intersections, and interconnectedness of
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
the world’s political, economic, social, cultural, and environ-
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
mental systems, plus the linkages among global state and
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
non-state institutions and actors, constitute the bedrock of
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
IPE areas of study and inquiry. The dynamics set up by these
relationships in turn have a major impact on engineering and
The Liberal Arts and International Studies Division
applied science projects worldwide. From political risk assess-
(LAIS) provides students with an understanding of the cul-
ment to non-technical aspects of project design, International
tural, philosophical, social, political, environmental and eco-
Political Economy provides the engineering, applied science,
nomic contexts in which science and engineering function.
or economics professional who aspires to managerial and
LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their responsi-
administrative positions in his/her career with the intellectual
bilities extend beyond the technical mastery of science and
capital necessary for analysis and decision-making in today’s
technology to the consequences for human society and the
globalized business environment.
rest of life on earth. Because of those larger responsibilities,
the LAIS mission includes preparing students for effective
The objective of the certificate program is to provide
political and social thought and action.
research and analytical skills in: (a) the national and supra-
national relationships between the state and the market;
The liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are
(b) the ramifications of economic policies on social, politi-
the arts of the free mind developing its powers for their own
cal, and economic development; and (c) the consequences of
sake; they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered
environmental policies on economic, political, and cultural
development of intellect and imagination addressing intrinsi-
transformations.
cally worthy concerns. They are essential for preserving an
open, creative, and responsible society. The liberal arts
The IPE Graduate Certificates curriculum is organized
include philosophy, literature, language, history, political
into four thematic areas:
science, the creative arts, and the social sciences generally.
International Political Economy of Area Studies
(Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and
Sub-Saharan Africa)
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International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
The requirements for admission to the IPE graduate pro-
Geopolitics and Economic Geography
gram for both CSM and non-CSM students are as follows:
Global Environmental Politics and Policy
1. BS or BA with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
(4.0 scale), or higher.
Program Requirements:
2. Undergraduate CSM students who do not meet the over-
Graduate Certificate 1 (15 credit-hours)
all GPA of 3.0 but who have a 3.0 or higher in IPE
Students must select one course from each of the four
courses, or IPE-related social science courses, will meet
thematic areas of the IPE curriculum noted above for 12 of
the admissions requirement.
the 15 credit-hours. The final 3 credit-hours can be taken in
any one of the four thematic areas, or from a department/
3. The GRE is not required.
division outside of LAIS (including technical departments/
4. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required for students
divisions), with prior approval from the program director.
who are non-native English speakers.
Students are asked to consult with their advisor about which
5. No foreign language is required at the time of admission.
courses qualify for each of the four themes in any given
However, demonstrated commitment to learning a second
semester.
and/or third language during the residency in the program
Graduate Certificate 2 (15 credit-hours)
is strongly encouraged for those interested in engaging in
The 15 hours in Graduate Certificate 2 must come from
a field practicum and/or independent research in a non-
one of two tracks: Track A, “International Political
English speaking country or region of the world.
Economy,” or Track B, “International Political Economy
6. A two-page essay about why the candidate is interested
of Resources.”
in the IPE program and how he/she intends to use IPE
Track A, International Political Economy. Track A is
skills and training.
a combination of courses from the International Political
Transfer Credits
Economy of Area Studies and International Political Risk
University regulations permit transfer of credits of up to
Assessment and Mitigation thematic areas. Courses in this
one-half of a program’s total hours (7.5 of 15 credit-hours
group focus on macro dimensions of the role of the state, the
for one certificate; 15 of 30 credit-hours for both certifi-
market, and culture in the international political economy of
cates). The courses must be from duly accredited graduate
development, trade, investment, and finance; region-markets
degree-granting universities either in the United States or
and region-states; comparative political systems; competi-
abroad. The Director of the IPE Graduate Program will
tiveness of nations and states; larger global and regional IPE
examine the syllabi of courses students present for consider-
issues; and state and non-state actors, such as multinational
ation of transfer credit and will make the final decision about
corporations, globalization issues, and multilateral agencies.
transferability.
Track B, International Political Economy of Resources.
Track B is a combination of courses from the Geopolitics
Double-Counting CSM Undergraduate
and Economic Geography, and Global Environmental
Course Work
Politics and Policy thematic areas. Courses in this track
Students coming from within CSM can transfer up to
focus on the development and use of natural resources and
6 credit-hours of 400-level IPE course work automatically
environmental issues. This specialization emphasizes the role
from their undergraduate IPE minor or undergraduate Inter-
of a specific natural resource sector in both inter-state rela-
national Studies Cluster (excluding foreign languages) into
tions and the global context of trade, finance, investment,
the IPE graduate program. An additional 3 credit-hours may
technology transfer, ethics of development, and environmen-
be transferred upon the recommendation of the IPE Program
tal concerns.
Director and the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Furthermore, any CSM student who completes his/her
Admission Requirements:
undergraduate degree with a surplus of credit hours where
The IPE Graduate Certificate program accepts both CSM
that course work involves 400- or 500-level IPE course work
undergraduate students into the program as part of the uni-
may also count those hours forward into the IPE graduate
versity’s Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs, and
program.
non-CSM students alike. CSM undergraduate students may
apply to any of the IPE graduate programs in their sopho-
Minor Program
more year. They will be notified of provisional acceptance at
Graduate Individual Minor
the beginning of their junior year. At the end of their junior
Graduate students can earn a minor in Liberal Arts and
year, their performance in undergraduate IPE courses will be
International Studies if they complete 12 hours of course
evaluated and a final decision will be made on their accept-
work from the Selected Topics or Independent Studies cate-
ance into the graduate programs. CSM students may also
gories chosen under the supervision of an LAIS advisor.
apply in their junior or senior years.
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Note: The Graduate Individual Minor must be approved
experience that gives full meaning to existence. This course
by the student’s graduate committee and by the LAIS
explores ideas and images of the universe as a revelation of
Division.
transcendent value. A major issue considered in the course is
Description of Courses
the implication of comparing European and Native American
world views. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
Humanities (LIHU)
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU401: THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR
REALITY? This seminar will examine “that elusive phrase,
LIHU470. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY PER-
the American dream,” and ask what it meant to the pioneers
SPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing hetero-
in the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been
geneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration and
revived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within cul-
assimilation experience of Americans from Europe, Africa,
tural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of fic-
Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Americans.
tion, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography and
Primary sources and works of literature will provide the
autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
media for examining these phenomena. In addition, Arthur
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects.
Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the “unifying ideals and com-
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
mon culture” that have allowed the United States to absorb
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
immigrants from every corner of the globe under the umbrella
of individual freedom, and the various ways in which Ameri-
LIHU402. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
cans have attempted to live up to the motto “e pluribus unum”
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
will also be explored. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
LIHU479. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
A survey of military history, with primary focus on the
heroic as “exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.”
American military experience from 1775 to present.
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
Emphasis is placed not only on military strategy and tech-
course. One can find them in surprising places-in the com-
nology, but also on relevant political, social, and economic
munity (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric
questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to
military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The
ROTC students or by permission of the LAIS Division.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad”
LIHU480. URBAN QUALITY OF LIFE This course is
(Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite:
intended to engage students with the marvelous potential
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and appalling problems of some of the world’s cities.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Primary focus will be on cultural history and the designed
LIHU403. MYTHOLOGY This course is designed to give
environment, including issues of traffic, housing, and envi-
students a familiarity with important Greek myths, especially
ronmental quality. Emphasis will be on the humanistic
in terms of their imaginative and dramatic appeal. Consider-
dimensions of a range of issues normally associated with
ations regarding the nature of that appeal will provide means
urban sociology. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
for addressing the social function of myth, which is a central
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
issue for the course. The class will also examine various
LIHU498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (1, II)
issues of anthropological and philosophical significance per-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
taining to the understanding of myth, including the issue of
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
whether science is a form of myth. The final assignment will
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
provide an opportunity to address either Greek or non-Greek
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
myth. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
6 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
LIHU404. TRANSCENDENT VISION Imagination can take
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
us beyond the limits imposed by conventional mechanistic
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
thinking about life and the universe. Spiritual vision can
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
reveal a living universe of great power, beauty, and intrinsic
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
value. Yet people accept existence in a world supposedly
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
built out of dead matter. To transcend ordinary experience,
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
we must set out on an adventure, a journey into new and
LIHU540. LATIN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
strange worlds. Works of imaginative literature provide gate-
This research seminar will deal with the relationship between
ways to new worlds in which the universe is a transcendent
political and social thought and narrative in Latin America.
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Special emphasis will be given to the impact of evolving
the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and the
national, regional, and international realities on political and
Third World. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
social theory and narrative in Latin America. Prerequisites:
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
LISS433/533. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This seminar
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
deals with the historical development of multinational and
LIHU549. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL CULTURES
global corporations, their role in the globalization of the
This research seminar will deal with the role played by litera-
world economy, and their relationship with the current
ture in shaping and developing nationhood in the Americas.
systems of nation-states. The course will emphasize the
Stress will be placed on both literary and theoretical texts.
theoretical foundations of global business, develop research
Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one
skills in data collection and analysis, and learn to use sta-
IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
tistical data for IPE interpretations. Prerequisites: LISS335
hours.
and any LISS 400-level course, or an equivalent. This
Social Sciences (LISS)
course grants 3 credit hours.
LISS 410. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
LISS434. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For stu-
relationship between society, technology, and science using
dents who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving their
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
technical field as practiced in another country and culture;
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the start-
required course for students pursuing a certificate in Inter-
ing point for discussions. These creative works will also be
national Political Economy; all arrangements for this course
concrete examples of various conceptualizations that his-
are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of the
torians, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars have
International Political Economy minor program. Prerequi-
created to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LIHU 100.
site: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
LISS435/535. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This
LISS415. THE INVISIBLE MACHINE Did an Invisible
course will review the existing methodologies and tech-
Machine build the pyramids? Was the Invisible Machine
niques of risk assessment in both country-specific and global
reassembled in the 17th century? Did astronomy provide the
environments. It will also seek to design better ways of
blueprint? Why was Louis XIV called the “Sun King?” Is
assessing and evaluating risk factors for business and public
modern technology a servant that obeys, or a mega-technical
diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of economy
system that dominates? Is human society becoming a tech-
and politics wherein the role of the state is being challenged
nological paradise, or an urban nightmare? Why have a num-
and redefined. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
ber of movies depicted the future as a nightmare city? Using
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
selected readings plus films such as Metropolis and Blade
LISS437 CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT This
Runner, this course will address these and other significant
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
questions. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
development. Readings are multidisciplinary and include pol-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
icy studies, economics, and political science. Students will
LISS430. GLOBALIZATION This international political
acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption, how
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
it negatively affects development, and what they, as engi-
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
neers in a variety of professional circumstances, might do in
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
circumstances in which bribe paying or taking might occur.
matic significance. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
LISS439. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
LISS431. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
must be taken concurrently with LISS435, Political Risk
examination of interactions between development and the
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with
environment and the human dimensions of global change;
empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
social, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone
management and preservation of natural resources and
the students analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enroll-
and implications of “stewardship of the Earth” and “sustain-
ment in LISS435. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
able development.” Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
LISS440/540. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
A senior seminar designed to explore the political economy
LISS432. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL-
of current and recent past development strategies, models,
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop-
efforts, and issues in Latin America, one of the most dynam-
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North and
ic regions of the world today. Development is understood to
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be a nonlinear, complex set of processes involving political,
LISS450. AMERICAN MINING HISTORY This course
economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors whose
asks the question, “how do we know what happened in the
ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals.
past?” using Western American mining history as the case
The role of both the state and the market in development
study. The course will include primary texts–those written at
processes will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary
the time that the historical events occurred–and secondary
as changing realities dictate but will be drawn from such
sources, scholars’ and popularizers’ reconstructions. We will
subjects as inequality of income distribution; the role of edu-
look at several approaches: scholarly studies, such as labor,
cation and health care; region-markets; the impact of global-
technology, quantitative, and social history. Oral history will
ization; institution-building; corporate-community-state
be approached through song and video material. We will
interfaces; neoliberalism; privatization; democracy; and pub-
study industrial archaeology by visiting the Western Mining
lic policy formulation as it relates to development goals.
Museum in Colorado Springs. The movie “Matewan” illus-
Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
trates how Americans make myths out of history. Students
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
unfamiliar with mining can earn extra credit by a visit to the
LISS441/541. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE
CSM experimental mine. In all these cases, we will discuss
AMERICAS This international political economy seminar is
the standpoint of the authors of primary sources and scholar-
designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
ly accounts. We will discuss how we represent all different
Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
historical viewpoints and discuss how we know what is his-
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not
torically true–what really happened. Prerequisite: LIHU 100.
just restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
engages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural,
3 semester hours.
and environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
LISS455. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japanese
course. If the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
History and Culture is a senior seminar taught in Japanese
becomes a reality, it will be the largest region-market in the
that covers Japan’s historical and cultural foundations from
world with some 800 million people and a combined GNP
earliest times through the modern period. It is designed to
of over US$10 trillion. In the three other main languages
allow students who have had three semesters of Japanese lan-
of the Americas, the FTAA is know as the Area de Libre
guage instruction (or the equivalent) to apply their knowledge
Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish), the Area de
of Japanese in a social science-based course. Major themes
Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portuguese), and the
will include: cultural roots; forms of social organization; the
Zone de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA) (French).
development of writing systems; the development of religious
Negotiations for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be conclud-
institutions; the evolution of legal institutions; literary roots;
ed by 2005. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi-
and clan structure. Students will engage in activities that
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
enhance their reading proficiency, active vocabulary, transla-
LISS442/542. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international
tion skills, and expository writing abilities. Text is in Japanese.
political economy seminar deals with the historical develop-
Prerequisites: LIHU 100; three semesters of college-level
ment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
Japanese or permission of instructor. Prerequisite or corequi-
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
LISS460. TECHNOLOGY AND WILDERNESS A seminar
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
on the values of wild nature in comparison to technological
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
values with a view to the impact on environmental manage-
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
ment policies. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
seminar; 3 semester hours.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS446. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
LISS461. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa.
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
Its goal is to give students an understanding of the possibili-
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy, his-
ties of African development and the impediments that cur-
tory, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
rently block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as
resources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
gender and sex and the essential and/or social construction
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
of gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the
historical issues. We will look at modern engineering using
curse of natural resources where countries with oil or dia-
sociological studies that focus on women in engineering. We
monds are beset with political instability and warfare.
will look at some specific topics including military technolo-
Readings give first an introduction to the continent followed
gies, ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
by a focus on the specific issues that confront African devel-
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
opment today.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
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LISS 462. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor, Principles
examination of current issues relating to science and tech-
of Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor, The Art of War by
nology policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in
Sun Tzu, Up The Organization by Robert Townsend, The
other countries. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
Prince and the Discourses of Niccolò Machiavelli, and The
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Managerial Grid by Blake & Mouton. 3 hours seminar;
LISS480/503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3 semester hours
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and
LISS530. GLOBALIZATION This seminar deals with the
governmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
historical development of international political economy as a
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
discipline. Originally studies as the harbinger of today’s politi-
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
cal science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and history,
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
international political economy is the multidisciplinary study
seminar; 3 semester hours.
of the relationship between the states and the markets. A fuller
LISS482/504. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar
understanding will be achieved through research and data
on water policies and the political and governmental proc-
analysis as well as interpretation of case studies. Prerequisites:
esses that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource
LISS335 and any LISS 400-level course, or two equivalent
politics and policy in general. Group discussion and inde-
courses. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
pendent research on specific politics and policy issues.
LISS531. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
POLICY This seminar examines the increasing importance
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
of environmental policy and politics in international political
seminar; 3 semester hours.
economy and global international relations. Using both his-
LISS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
torical analysis and interdisciplinary environmental studies
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
perspectives, this course explores global environmental prob-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
lems that have prompted an array of international and global
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
regimes and other approaches to deal with them. It looks at
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to
the impact of environmental policy and politics on develop-
6 semester hours.
ment, and the role that state and non-state actors play, espe-
cially in North-South relations and in the pursuit of sustain-
LISS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ability. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level;
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
or one IPE course at the 400 level; or one IPE course at the
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
300 level and one environmental policy/issues course at the
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
to the registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
LISS532. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
This course will combine the historical and theoretical foun-
dations of international political economy and empirical case
LISS 513. INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOL-
studies of the world’s various regions. The student will be
OGY This course has, as its primary aim, the equipping of a
required to be familiar with key IPE schools of thought, his-
future consultant to deal with the cultural, socioeconomic,
tory of development and underdevelopment of key regions,
behavioral, psychological, ethical, and political problems in
and a series of contemporary issues and themes that drives
the international workplace. Specific materials covered are:
globalization. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-
Early experimentation with small group dynamics relative to
level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar;
economic incentive; Hawthorne experiments; experiments of
3 semester hours.
Asch on perception, Analysis of case studies of work pro-
ductivity in service and technological industries. Review of
LISS534. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS This seminar deals
work of F.W. Taylor, Douglas McGregor, Blake & Mouton,
with geopolitical theories and how they help us explain and
and others in terms of optimum working conditions relative
understand contemporary developments in the world.
to wage and fringe benefits. Review of Niccolò Machiavelli’s
Empirical evidence from case studies help students develop
The Prince and the Discourses, and The Art of War by Sun
a deeper understanding of the interconnections between the
Tzu with application to present times and international cul-
political, economic, social, cultural and geographic dimen-
tural norms. The intent of this course is to teach the survival,
sions of governmental policies and corporate decisions. Pre-
report writing, and presentation skills, and cultural aware-
requisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE
ness needed for success in the real international business
course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
world. The students are organized into small groups and do
LISS537. URBANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT This
a case each week requiring a presentation of their case study
seminar course discusses the effects of colonization, uneven
results, and a written report of the results as well. Textbooks:
regional development, industrialization and globalization
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on urban systems. The urban models that will be studied
will not receive graduation credit for the third semester.
include the pre-industrial, colonial, global, Latin American
LIFL421. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
and Islamic cities. Approaches to urban development and
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
how they affect settlement planning, as well as urban-rural
and Spanish/American culture. 3 semester hours.
interface, urban labor markets, housing and shelter, migra-
tion will be considered. Sustainable cities and world cities
LIFL422. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversation-
will be discussed. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the
al skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary, and
300-level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours semi-
culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
nar; 3 semester hours.
LIFL423. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
LISS538. REGION-MARKETS AND REGION-STATES
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
This research seminar will deal with the international politi-
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
cal economy dimensions of the origin, the structure, and the
LIFL424. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
function of the world’s major region-markets and region-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
states. Special emphasis will be given to the changing roles
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
of nation-states, globalization of trade and finance, and the
LIFL425. FRENCH III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
future world polity. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
300-level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours semi-
and French-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
nar; 3 semester hours.
LIFL426. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con-
LISS 562. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocab-
An examination of current issues relating to science and
ulary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
technology policy in the United States and, as appropriate,
LIFL427. CHINESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
in other countries. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
LISS598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE Pilot
and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
LIFL428. INDONESIAN III Emphasis on furthering conver-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course
sational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabu-
is offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
lary, and Indonesian culture. 3 semester hours.
LISS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
LIFL429. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
demand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
member. For students who have completed their LAIS
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permitted
requirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
to take a foreign language that is either his/her native lan-
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
guage or second language. Proficiency tests may be used to
to the registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
determine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a
Communication (LICM)
student cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
LICM501. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
FOREIGN LANGUAGE POLICY: Students will not
A five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of effec-
receive credit for taking a foreign language in which they
tively preparing and presenting messages. “Hands-on” course
have had previous courses as per the following formula:
emphasizing short (5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations
made in small groups to simulate professional and corporate
If a student has taken one year in high school or one
communications. Students are encouraged to make formal
semester in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
presentations which relate to their academic or professional
for the first semester in a CSM foreign language course.
fields. Extensive instruction in the use of visuals. Presen-
Likewise, if a student has taken two years in high school or
tations are rehearsed in class two days prior to the formal
two semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation
presentations, all of which are video-taped and carefully
credit for the second semester, and if a student has taken
evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
three years in high school or three semesters in college, he/she
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Materials Science
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor in
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees’ Professor, Director, and Department
Chemical Metallurgy
Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
DAVID L. OLSON, Lead Scientist, John Henry Moore
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor, Associate Director,
Distinguished Professor of Physical Metallurgy
Kroll Institute
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
PAUL JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Head of Department
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
KELLY T. MILLER, Assistant Professor
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
MARK EBERHART, Associate Professor
Department of Physics
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head of Department
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
STEVEN R. DEC, Lecturer
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
JAMES E. BERNAND, Research Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
Refining
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
JAMES ELY, Professor and Head of Department
JON EGGERT, Assistant Professor
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
UWE GREIFE, Assistant Professor
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor, Representative of
MARIET HOFSTEE, Assistant Professor
Graduate Affairs
ELI SUTTER, Assistant Professor
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Associate Professor
PETER W. SUTTER, Assistant Professor
COLIN WOLDEN, Associate Professor
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Emeritus Professor
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
Degrees Offered:
Division of Engineering
Master of Science (Materials Science; thesis option or
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
non-thesis option)
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 admin-
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering,
MARK LUSK, Associate Professor
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Associate Professor
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials
GRAHAM MUSTOE, Associate Professor
Engineering, Physics, and the Division of Engineering. Each
TERRY PARKER, Associate Professor
department is represented on both the Governing Board and
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
the Graduate Affairs Committee which are responsible for
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Assistant Professor
the operation of the program. The variety of disciplines pro-
JOHN P.H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
vides for programs of study ranging from the traditional
TYRONE VINCENT, Assistant Professor
materials science program to a custom-designed program.
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
Program Requirements:
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Master of Science (thesis option):
GLEN EDWARDS, University Emeritus Professor
This Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 24
JOHN HAGER, Hazen Research Inc., Professor; Director, Kroll
Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
semester hours of acceptable coursework as outlined under
STEPHEN LIU, Professor and Director of the Center for Welding,
Required Curriculum which follows. Also 12 semester hours
Joining and Coating Research
of research credit must be completed. In addition, a student
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
must submit a thesis and pass a Defense of Thesis examina-
DAVID K. MATLOCK, ARMCO Foundation Fogarty Professor;
tion before their Thesis Committee.
Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
Master of Science (non-thesis option):
Center
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustee Professor and Head of Department, and
This Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 36
Director, Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering
credits of acceptable coursework as outlined under Required
Laboratory
Curriculum which follows. Consult the section on Graduate
DAVID L. OLSON, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor
Degrees and Requirements in this Bulletin for general infor-
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor;
mation on this Master of Science - Non-Thesis degree.
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
JOHN G. SPEER, ISS Professor
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Doctor of Philosophy:
In addition to the above, three other graduate-level courses
The Doctor of Philosophy requires a minimum of 42
(9 hours); by mutual agreement between the student and
semester hours of acceptable coursework. The course work
Faculty Advisor. The total course-work requirement, includ-
requirements include the 9 hours of core courses listed under
ing the case-study, is therefore 36 semester-hours beyond the
Required Curriculum, plus 33 hours of course work in a
baccalaureate degree.
selected primary area. In addition, 30 hours of research credit
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the
must be completed. A candidate for the degree must satisfy
core-courses listed may petition the Materials Science
a qualifying process written and oral examination in the
Graduate Affairs Committee for transfer credit.
specialty area, and must submit a thesis and pass a Defense
of Thesis examination before the Thesis Committee.
The core-courses requirement for the Doctor of Philos-
ophy degree is listed below. In addition, a minimum of 15
Prerequisites
semester-hours of course work in a selected primary area
The primary admission requirement for this interdiscipli-
must be part of the minimum requirement of 42 semester-
nary program is a Bachelor of Science degree in biological
hours beyond the baccalaureate degree.
sciences, physical science or engineering, equivalent to those
Doctor of Philosophy Core Courses:
offered at CSM in the following departments: Chemistry and
MLGN590 - Processing/Structure/Property/Performance
Geochemistry, Engineering, Chemical Engineering and
Relationships in Materials Design (6 semester hours)
Petroleum Refining, Metallurgical and Materials
MLGN591 - Perspectives in Materials Design
Engineering or Physics.
(3 semester hours)
Deficiency Courses:
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar
A student admitted to this graduate program who has not
(1 semester hour)
taken one or all of the following courses (or equivalent) will
Primary Areas:
be required to satisfy any such deficiency early in their pro-
Advanced Polymeric Materials; Ceramics; Composites;
gram of study: Mechanics, Differential Equations, Modern
Electronic Materials; Joining Science; Mechanics of
Physics, Physical Chemistry/Chemical Thermodynamics.
Materials; Computational Materials Science; Surfaces &
Required Curriculum:
Interfaces/Films & Coatings; BioMaterials; Nuclear
1) The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires
Materials.
a minimum of 24 semester-hours of acceptable course work,
Thesis Committee Structure:
which must include the required core-courses listed below:
The M.S. student will invite at least 3 members (one of
Master of Science (thesis option) Core Courses:
whom is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At
MLGN590 - Processing/Structure/Property/Performance
least one of these members must be from a department other
Relationships in Materials Design (6 semester hours)
than that of the advisor.
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar
The Ph.D. student will invite 4 members (one of whom
(1 semester hour)
is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At least
MLGN Elective (9 hours)
one of these members must be in a department other than
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the
that of the advisor. The member at large will be assigned
core-courses listed may petition the Materials Science
by the Graduate Dean. External members may be invited
Graduate Affairs Committee for transfer credit.
to participate.
2) The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option)
For administrative purposes, the student will be resident
requires 36 semester-hours of acceptable course work which
in the advisor’s department.
must include the required core-courses listed below. In addi-
The student’s graduate committee will have final
tion, 3 semester-hours of a case-study devoted to independ-
approval of the course of study.
ent research must be conducted on a selected materials-
processing or materials-characterization problem. Typically,
Fields of Research:
this research would incorporate a concise analysis of various
Advanced polymeric materials
approaches to the problem, as reported in the technical liter-
Fullerene synthesis, combustion chemistry
ature, and culminate in a report submitted to the Faculty
Transport phenomena, mathematical modeling, kinetic prop-
Advisor for approval.
erties of colloidal suspensions, diffusion with chemical
reaction
Master of Science (non-thesis option) Core Courses:
Novel separation processes: membranes, catalytical mem-
MLGN590 - Processing/Structure/Property/Performance
brane reactors, biopolymer adsorbents for heavy metal
Relationships in Materials Design (6 semester hours)
remediation of ground surface water
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar
Heterogeneous catalysis, reformulated and alcohol fuels,
(1 semester hour)
surface analysis, electrophotography
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Computer modeling and simulation
Mössbauer spectroscopy, ion implantation, small-angle
Characterization, thermal stability, and thermal degradation
X-ray scattering, semiconductor defects
mechanisms of polymers
Computational condensed-matter physics, semiconductor
Crystal and molecular structure determination by X-ray
alloys, first-principles phonon calculations
crystallography
Physical vapor deposition, thin films, coatings
Power electronics, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma
Chemical vapor deposition
material processing
Bio materials
Control systems engineering, artificial neural systems for
Description of Courses (Interdisciplinary Program)
senior data processing, polymer cure monitoring sensors,
The interdisciplinary materials science program is admin-
process monitoring and control for composites manufac-
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering,
turing
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials
Heat and mass transfer, materials processing
Engineering, Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each
Numerical modeling of particulate media, thermomechanical
department is represented on both the Governing Board and
analysis
the Graduate Affairs Committees which are responsible for
Intelligent automated systems, intelligent process control,
the operation of the program.
robotics, artificial neural systems
Ceramic processing, modeling of ceramic processing
The following courses are considered to be part of the
Alloy theory, concurrent design, theory-assisted materials
Materials Science Program. Some have been cross-listed
engineering, electronic structure theory
between Materials Science and the participating departments/
Physical metallurgy, Ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems
division. Other courses not included may be suitable for
Archaeometallurgy, industry and university partnerships
inclusion in a graduate program. See the participating
Solidification and near net shape processing
department listings. It should be noted that the course
Chemical processing of materials
requirement for graduate-level registration for a MLGN
Processing and characterization of electroceramics (ferro-
500-level course which is cross-listed with a 400-level course-
electrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, and dielectrics),
number, will include an additional course-component above
glass-ceramics for electronic and structural applications,
that required for 400-level credit.
thermodynamic modeling of ferroelectrics
MLGN500. PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND
Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to materials
PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS I A summary of the impor-
processing and manufacturing, neural networks for
tant relationships between the processing, microstructure,
process modeling and sensor data processing, manufac-
and properties of materials. Topics include electronic struc-
turing process control
ture and bonding, crystal structures, lattice defects and mass
Transformations, microstructure, deformation, fracture
transport, glasses, phase transformation, important materials
Weld metallurgy, materials joining processes
processes, and properties including: mechanical and rheolog-
Welding and joining science
ical, electrical conductivity, magnetic, dielectric, optical,
Extractive and process metallurgy, electrochemical corrosion,
thermal, and chemical. In a given year, one of these topics
synthesis of ceramic precursor powders and metal powders
will be given special emphasis. Another area of emphasis is
Mechanical metallurgy, failure analysis, deformation of
phase equilibria. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor 3 hours
materials, advanced steel coatings
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Pyrometallurgy, corrosion, materials synthesis, coatings
MLGN501/CHGN580. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
Chemical and physical processing of materials, engineered
(II) Principles of crystallography and diffraction from
materials, materials synthesis
materials. Properties of radiation useful for studying the
Reactive metals Properties and processing of ceramics and
structure of materials. Structure determination methods.
ceramic-metal composites, dielectrics and ferrimagnetics
Prerequisite: Any Physics III course. 3 hours lecture;
Phase transformations and mechanisms of microstructural
3 semester hours.
change, electron microscopy, structure-property relation-
ships
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
Forging, deformation modeling, high-temperature material
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed
behavior
matter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including
Materials synthesis, interfaces, flocculation, fine particles
geometrical, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties.
Optical properties of materials and interfaces
Discussion of experimental methods including photon and
Surface physics, epitaxial growth, interfacial science,
neutron scattering, charge and heat transport, action of
adsorption
simple solid state devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and
Experimental condensed-matter physics, thermal and elec-
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502
trical properties of materials, superconductivity, photo-
requires a term project. PHGN440 ABET classification:
voltaics
3 hrs. engineering science.
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MLGN503/CHGN515. CHEMICAL BONDING IN
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
MATERIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
and calculations and their applications to solids of interest
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
to materials science. The relationship between a material’s
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN504/MTGN555. SOLID STATE THERMODY-
MLGN511. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS
NAMICS (I) A second course in thermodynamics which
PROCESSING I (I) Introduction to the kinetics of materials
applies chemical thermodynamic principles to phase equilib-
processing, with emphasis on the momentum, heat and mass
ria, point defects, surfaces and electrochemistry. The appli-
transport. Discussion of the basic mechanism of transport in
cation of thermodynamic principles through Maxwell’s prin-
gases, liquids and solids. Prerequisite: MTGN352, MTGN
ciples will be extended to a broad range of material proper-
361, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ties. Prerequisite: Solid State Thermodynamics I or equiva-
hours.
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and pro-
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
duction of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
cements. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
as well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 credit-hour graduate-
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 credit-hour
MLGN513. PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATERIALS
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
SCIENCE (I) Review the theoretical aspects of various phys-
MLGN506/MTGN556. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (II)
ical phenomena of major importance to materials scientists.
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
Develop mathematical models from these theories, and con-
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
struct quantitative solution procedures based on analytical
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
and numerical techniques. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN507/PHGN540. CONDENSED MATTER I (I)
MLGN514. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS AND INSTRU-
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
MENTATION (S) This course consists of two parts, (i) a
trons and phonons in solids: structure, symmetry, and bond-
series of classes that describe theory of measurements and
ing; electron states and excitations in metals and alloys;
experimental principles and (ii) a series of laboratory visits
transport properties; surfaces. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and
to either perform experimental measurements or to see
PHGN440 or their equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
actual procedures demonstrated. Prerequisite: Consent of
hours.
instructor. 1 hour lecture; 2 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
MLGN508/PHGN541. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
trons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; trans-
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
port properties; electron states and excitations in semicon-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
ductors and insulators; defects and impurities; amorphous
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
materials; magnetism; superconductivity. Prerequisite:
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
MLGN507/PHGN540. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
MLGN509/CHGN523. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
Dependence on properties of solids on chemical bonding
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
and structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imper-
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
fections, reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or con-
of conductors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
alternate years.
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
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these properties are determined by the chemical structure
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Pre-
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure
requisite: Consent of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall
of crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and
of even years only.)
mechanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase
MLGN525/PHGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS (I) Solid state
ceramics, including composites, are covered. Prerequisites:
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of
PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent
the outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interations.
of instructor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF
are provided, highlighting the application of these techniques
MATERIALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Intro-
to current problems, particularly electronic materials. Pre-
duction to elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors
requisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
and stresses and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of even years only)
problems. Develop basic concepts of fracture mechanics.
MLGN526/MTGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOL-
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equiva-
OGY An introduction to the science and technology of par-
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Semester to be
ticulate and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems.
offered: Spring
Interparticle forces. Aggregation, network formation, perco-
MLGN518/MTGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN
lation, and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and
CERAMICS SYSTEMS (II) Application of one of four
mechanical properties. Application to solid-liquid separation
component oxide diagrams to ceramic engineering problems.
operations (filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to
Emphasis on refractories and glasses and their interaction
ceramics processing. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or
with metallic systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Spring of odd years only.
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the proper-
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
ties and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
molecular weights, molecular weight distributions, proper-
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
ties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation,
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
and properties of thermosets and thermoplasts including
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor.
MLGN520 SPECIAL PROBLEMS May comprise individual
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and group study. Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
MLGN521. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL PROC-
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
ESSING II (I) Advanced course to address the kinetics of
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion
materials processing, with emphasis in those processes that
of the definition and measurement of material properties.
promote phase and structural transformations. Processes that
Interrelationships among the material response functions are
involve precipitation, sintering, oxidation, sol-gel, coating,
elucidated and relevant correlations between experimental
etc., will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: MLGN511.
data and material response in real flow situations are given.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Processing operations for polymeric materials will then be
addressed. These include the flow of polymers through cir-
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
cular, slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing,
CATIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
extrusion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
molding. Graduate students are required to write a term
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials includ-
paper and take separate examinations which are at a more
ing: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
advanced level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. Graduate
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students in physics cannot receive credit for MLGN522,
only PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/PHGN440 3 hours
MLGN536/CHGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYN-
lecture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiving graduate credit
THESIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macro-
will be required to submit a term paper, in addition to satis-
molecules. Various methods of polymerization will be dis-
fying all of the other requirements of the course.
cussed with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the
syntheses of different classes of organic and inorganic poly-
MLGN523/MTGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU-
mers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or
TION CHEMISTRY (I) Solution and surface chemistry of
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
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MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
MLGN563. POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE,
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING/MTGN463. POLYMER
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
ENGINEERING An introduction to the structure and proper-
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
ties of polymeric materials, their deformation and failure
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
mechanisms, and the design and fabrication of polymeric
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
end items. The molecular and crystallographic structures of
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
polymers will be developed and related to the elastic, visco-
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
elastic, yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
reinforced polymer composites. Emphasis will be placed on
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
forming techniques for end item fabrication including: extru-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion, injection molding, reaction injection molding, thermo-
MLGN550/MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
forming, and blow molding. The design of end items will
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
be considered in relation to: materials selection, manufactur-
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
ing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequisite:
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
MTGN311 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
lecture; 3 semester hours
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
MLGN565/MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
of ceramics and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of
processes. The theory and application of designed experi-
solids; toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high
ments will be developed and applied for full factorial experi-
temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
ments, fractional factorial experiments, screening experi-
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or
ments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Analysis of designed experiments will be carried out by
(Fall of even years only.)
graphical and statistical techniques. Computer software will
MLGN/MTGN 570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
be utilized for statistical process control and for the design
Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and applications
and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of
through examination of the physiologic environment in con-
Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
junction with compositional and structural requirements of
MLGN552/MTGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COM-
tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and applications of
POSITES I An introduction to the processing, structure,
metals, ceramics and polymers, including implants, sensors,
properties and applications of metal matrix and ceramic
drug delivery, laboratory automation, and tissue engineering
matrix composites. Importance of structure and properties
are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or equivalent, or
of both the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of
instructor consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
reinforcement utilized, e.g., particulate, short fiber, continu-
MLGN583/CHGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICA-
ous fiber, and laminates. Special emphasis will be placed on
TIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II)
the development of properties such as electrical and thermal
Instrumental techniques for the characterization of surfaces
will also be examined. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MTGN311,
of solid materials. Applications of such techniques to poly-
MTGN348, MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445/MLGN505
mers, corrosion, metallurgy, adhesion science, micro-elec-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
tronics. Methods of analysis discussed: X-ray photoelectron
(Fall of odd years only)
spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ion
MLGN561 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary ion mass spec-
PROCESSING (II) Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer
troscopy (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering (RBS), scanning
applied to processing of materials. Rheology of polymers,
and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy
liquid metal/particles slurries, and particulate solids. Tran-
and wavelength dispersive X-ray analysis; principles of these
sient flow behavior of these materials in various geometries,
methods, quantification, instrumentation, sample prepara-
including infiltration of liquids in porous media. Mixing and
tion. Prerequisite: B.S. in metallurgy, chemistry, chemical
blending. Flow behavior of jets, drainage of films and parti-
engineering, physics, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
cle fluidization. Surface-tension-, electromagnetic-, and
ture; 3 semester hours.
bubble-driven flows. Heat -transfer behavior in porous bodies
MLGN590. PROCESSING/STRUCTURE/PROPERTY/
applied to sintering and solidification of composites. Simul-
PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS IN MATERIALS
taneous heat-and-mass-transfer applied to spray drying
DESIGN A phenomenological overview of the broad field of
and drying of porous bodies. Prerequisites: ChEN307 or
materials science. The unifying theme is provided through
ChEN308 or MTGN461 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
the relationships between processing-structure-properties and
lecture; 3 semester hours
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performance that constitute the scientific foundations which
leads naturally to the description of dilute solution behavior
facilitate materials design. These relationships and their
and its applications. The thermodynamics of concentrated
applications will be surveyed across a broad spectrum of
solutions are then undertaken using Flory-Huggins theory.
materials including polymers, metals, ceramics, electronic-
Brownian motion of polymer molecules and the thermody-
materials, composites, and biomaterials. Prerequisites:
namics of polymers at interfaces are also covered. Prerequi-
Graduate Standing in the Materials Science Program or
site: MLGN530, MLGN504, or CRGN520 or equivalent.
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
(a two-semester course sequence).
MLGN635. POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING/
MLGN591. PERSPECTIVES IN MATERIALS DESIGN
CRGN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION
An in depth review of the role that processing- structure-
KINETICS This class is aimed at engineers with a firm
property relationships have played in the development of
technical background who wish to apply that background to
new and improved materials. Students enrolled in the course
polymerization production techniques. The class begins with
are required to independently investigate the development of
a review of the fundamental concepts of reaction engineer-
a specified material and the contribution that processing-
ing, introduces the needed terminology and describes differ-
structure- property relationships have provided to its devel-
ent reactor types. The applied kinetic models relevant to
opment. The investigation to be presented in a document of
polymerization reaction engineering are then developed.
significant technical-merit within a framework that includes
Next, mixing effects are introduced; goodness of mixing and
historical perspective as well as identification of future
effects on reactor performance are discussed. Thermal
research-directions for the improvement of the specified
effects are then introduced and the subjects of thermal
material. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in the Materials
runaway, thermal instabilities and multiple steady states are
Science Program or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
included. Reactive processing, change in viscosity with the
3 semester hours.
extent of reaction and continuous drag flow reactors are
MLGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS Special topic course on a
described. Polymer devolatilization constitutes the final
specific subject defined by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent
subject of the class. Prerequisites: CRGN518 or equivalent.
of Instructor 1 to 3 hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MLGN599. CASE STUDY MATERIALS SCIENCE (I, II)
MLGN673. STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF POLY-
An independent study of a selected materials processing or
MERS This course will provide an understanding of struc-
material characterization problem involving a thorough
ture - properties relations in polymeric materials. The topics
analysis of the various solutions reported in the technical
include: phase separation, amorphous structures, crystalline
literature and/or a thorough industrial survey. The case study
structures, liquid crystals, glass-rubber transition behavior,
will prepare a case study report of technical merit. Pre-
rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties of
requisite/Co-requisite: MLGN501, MLGN502, MLGN503,
polymers, polymer forming processes, and electrical proper-
MLGN504, and MLGN511, and MLGN517 or consent of
ties of polymers. Prerequisite: MLGN563 or consent of
advisor. 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MLGN601. GRADUATE MATERIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR
MLGN696/MTGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
(I), (II) To develop an understanding of and practice in oral
(II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and chemistry
communication. Students will register each semester in resi-
underlying the control of vapor deposition processes for the
dence. IPS or IPU grades will be given each semester until
deposition of thin films for a variety of applications, e.g.,
the final semester when a final letter grade will be assigned.
corrosion/oxidation resistance, decorative coatings, elec-
Each student will be required to give one seminar during
tronic and magnetic thin films. Emphasis on the vapor depo-
their program. Attendance at designated Materials Science
sition processes and the control of process variables rather
seminars is also a requirement of the course. Prerequisite:
than the structure and properties of the thin films. Prerequi-
Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar: 1 semester hour.
sites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or equivalent courses, or con-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN634. POLYMER SOLUTIONS AND THERMODY-
NAMICS/CRGN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMO-
MLGN698. ADVANCED TOPICS Advanced study of
DYNAMICS The phase behavior of polymer solutions is
materials science theory and application of materials science
dramatically different from their low molecular weight
principles in a specialty area of the instructor’s choosing.
analogs due to the small entropy of mixing associated with
Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
large polymer molecules. This course begins with a discus-
3 semester hours.
sion of classical thermodynamics and the stability of phases.
MLGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Independent study
Statistical mechanics and the partition function for an ideal
of a materials science topic with guidance of an instructor.
mixture are reviewed. Next, the solution properties of an iso-
Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
lated polymer coil in solution are elucidated. This discussion
3 hours.
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MLGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
(I, II) Laboratory for Master’s thesis under supervision of
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
graduate student’s advisory committee.
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
MLGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
MAARTEN V. de HOOP, Professor
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under super-
WILLY A.M. HEREMAN, Professor
vision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
MLGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
JUNPING WANG, Professor
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
TRACY KAY CAMP, Associate Professor
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Associate Professor
dent’s faculty advisor.
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
MLGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Assistant Professor
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
dent’s faculty advisor.
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
JIMMY DEE LEES, Lecturer
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
CYNDI RADER, Lecturer
TERI WOODINGTON Lecturer
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emeritus
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emeritus
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 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 depart-
ment: applied mathematics, applied statistics, and computer
sciences. Since the requirements for these areas vary some-
what, they are often considered separately in this catalog.
However, labeling these as distinct areas is not meant to dis-
courage 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 describ-
ing 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)
Statistical Genetics
requires 36 credit hours of course work.
Stochastic Modeling
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 72 credit hours
Computer Sciences:
beyond the bachelor’s degree. At least 24 of these hours are
Applied Algorithms
thesis hours. Doctoral students must pass a qualifying exam-
Computer Aided Geometric Design
ination, complete a satisfactory thesis, and successfully
Computer Graphics
defend their thesis.
Computer Networks
The specific core curriculum requirements can be found
Databases
in the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
Data Mining
Graduate Student Handbook: Call 303 273-3860; FAX 303
Machine Learning
273-3875, or look on the Web at http://www.mines.edu/
Mathematical Software
Academic/macs/grad.html. This handbook also provides an
Mobile Computing and Networking
overview of the programs, requirements and policies of the
Scientific Visualization
department.
Sensor Networks
VLSI Design Automation
Prerequisites:
Applied Mathematics:
Description of Courses
Linear algebra
Senior Year
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING
Vector calculus
LANGUAGES (I,II) Study of the principles relating to design,
Ordinary differential equations
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti-
ties and with respect to their relationships to other languages.
Applied Statistics:
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
Linear algebra
structural organization, data structures, name structures, con-
Introduction to probability & statistics
trol structures, syntactic structures, and implementation of
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL.
Computer Sciences:
Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Science - two semesters
MACS401 REAL ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
Mathematics - two semesters of calculus, at least two
course in real analysis that lays out the context and motiva-
courses from ordinary differential equations, linear algebra,
tion of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
statistics, discrete mathematics
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a
Data structures
historical perspective. It covers an introduction to the real
A programming language
numbers, sequences and series and their convergence, real-
valued functions and their continuity and differentiability,
Upper level courses in at least three of software engineer-
sequences of functions and their pointwise and uniform con-
ing, numerical analysis, machine architecture/assembly lan-
vergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory. Prerequi-
guage, comparative languages, analysis of algorithms, oper-
site: MACS213 or MACS223and MACS332. 3 hours lec-
ating systems
ture; 3 semester hours.
Fields of Research:
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I,II) Design and
Applied Mathematics:
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
Classical Scattering Theory
including defining and building a data base and producing
Classical Wave Propagation
the necessary queries for access to the stored information.
Mathematical Methods for Wave Phenomena
Generalized data base management systems, query lan-
Micro-local Analysis
guages, and data storage facilities. General organization of
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
files including lists, inverted lists and trees. System security
Numerical Analysis
and system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host
Optimal Control
language to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262.
Optimization Software
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Seismic Inverse Methods
Symbolic Computing
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General
investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the
Applied Statistics:
first part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP
Inverse Problems in Statistics
programming language is developed. Several methods used
Resampling Methods
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in artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: MACS262,
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
(I,II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
MACS 213 or 223. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
MACS 435: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
STATISTICS. (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
essential for problems in science and engineering. Topics
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
include sampling distributions, methods of point estimation,
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
methods of interval estimation, significance testing for popu-
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS213,
lation means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regres-
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion, analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS 434 3 hours
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUT-
lecture, 3 semester hours
ING(I,II) Round-off error in floating point arithmetic, condi-
MACS 440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
tioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian elimina-
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
tion, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear algebraic
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of least-
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
squares , zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by itera-
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
tive methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic splines,
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and multivari-
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
ate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value problems
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in ordinary differential equations. Code development using
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I,II) Data structures
C/C++/Java. Emphasis is on problem solving using efficient
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
numerical methods in scientific computing. Prerequisite:
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
MACS315 and knowledge of computer programming.
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (II)
MACS 262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I,II) Covers the basic
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert sys-
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
tems. Prerequisite: MACS 262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components
3 semester hours.
are programmed on a representative processor. This course
MACS428. APPLIED PROBABILITY (II) Basic probability.
provides insight into the internal structure of operating
Probabilistic modeling. Discrete and continuous probability
systems; emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are
models and their application to engineering and scientific
valid for all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS 341.
problems. Empirical distributions, probability plotting, and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
testing of distributional assumptions. Prerequisite: MACS213
MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
USING JAVA. (I,II) This course will quickly review pro-
MACS433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
user interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC,
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
and networking as implemented in Java will be discussed.
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS 315.
The basics of the Java Virtual Machine will be presented.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: MACS 261, MACS 262. 3 hours lecture,
3 semester hours
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MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (I) The complex plane.
Graduate Courses
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus
permission of the department and Dean of Graduate School.
of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MACS 315.
MACS500. LINEAR VECTOR SPACES (I) Finite dimen-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
sional vector spaces and subspaces: dimension, dual bases,
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II)
annihilators. Linear transformations, matrices, projections,
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
change of basis, similarity. Determinants, eigenvalues, multi-
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
plicity. Jordan form. Inner products and inner product spaces
tion, Laplace’s equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
with orthogonality and completeness. Prerequisite:
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315.
MACS401. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS502. REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS (II)
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) Students present topics
Introduction to metric and topological spaces. Lebesgue
orally and write research papers using undergraduate mathe-
measure and measurable functions and sets. Types of con-
matical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
vergence, Lebesgue integration and its relation to other inte-
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite:
grals. Integral convergence theorems. Absolute continuity
Consent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
and related concepts. Prerequisite: MACS401. 3 hours lec-
hour.
ture; 3 semester hours.
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) Students present
MACS503. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (I) Normed linear
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
spaces, linear operators on normed linear spaces, Banach
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasiz-
spaces, inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases,
ing critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite:
duality, orthogonality, adjoint of a linear operator, spectral
Consent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
analysis of linear operators. Prerequisite: MACS502. 3 hours
hour.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS (I,II) This introduc-
MACS506. COMPLEX ANALYSIS II (II) Analytic func-
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
tions. Conformal mapping and applications. Analytic contin-
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
uation. Schlicht functions. Approximation theorems in the
as the main case study. Topics include physical topologies,
complex domain. Prerequisite: MACS454. 3 hours lecture;
switching, error detection and correction, routing, congestion
3 semester hours.
control, and connection management for global networks
MACS510. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
(such as the Internet) and local area networks (such as the
AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (I) Topics to be covered:
Ethernet). In addition, network programming and applica-
basic existence and uniqueness theory, systems of equations,
tions are considered. Prerequisite: MACS442 or permission
stability, differential inequalities, Poincare-Bendixon theory,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
linearization. Other topics from: Hamiltonian systems,
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I) Indi-
periodic and almost periodic systems, integral manifolds,
vidual investigation under the direction of a department
Lyapunov functions, bifurcations, homoclinic points and
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
chaos theory. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MACS332 or
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours, no more than 6 in a degree program.
MACS514. APPLIED MATHEMATICS I (I) The major
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II) Indi-
theme in this course is various non-numerical techniques
vidual investigation under the direction of a department
for dealing with partial differential equations which arise in
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
science and engineering problems. Topics include transform
requisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
techniques, Green’s functions and partial differential equa-
hours, no more than 6 in a degree program.
tions. Stress is on applications to boundary value problems
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I,II,S) Selected topics chosen
and wave theory. Prerequisite: MACS454 and MACS455 or
from special interests of instructor and students. Prerequisite:
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
MACS515. APPLIED MATHEMATICS II (II) Topics
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II,S) Individual
include integral equations, applied complex variables, an
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
introduction to asymptotics, linear spaces and the calculus of
member; also, given agreement on a subject matter, content,
variations. Stress is on applications to boundary value prob-
and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must
lems and wave theory, with additional applications to engi-
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
neering and physical problems. Prerequisite: MACS514.
1 to 6 credit hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS530. STATISTICAL METHODS I (I, S) Introduction
increasing efficiency, practice on actual problems. Offered
to probability, random variables, and discrete and continuous
every other year. Prerequisite: MACS530. 3 hours lecture;
probability models. Elementary simulation. Data summariza-
3 semester hours.
tion and analysis. Confidence intervals and hypothesis test-
MACS544. STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL This
ing for means and variances. Chi square tests. Distribution-
course is designed to build upon the knowledge of proba-
free techniques and regression analysis. Intended primarily
bility and statistics gained in MACS530, MACS323, or the
for graduate students in departments other than Mathematics.
equivalent. The focus is application of that knowledge to
Prerequisite: MACS213 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
problems of quality control in an industrial setting. The
3 semester hours.
main goals of the course are introduction of the tools and
MACS531. STATISTICAL METHODS II (II, S) Continua-
language of statistical quality control and statistical process
tion of MCSN530. Multiple regression and trend surface
control, and to develop skill in their application. Topics to be
analysis. Analysis of variance. Experimental design (latin
covered include control charting by variables and attributes,
squares, factorial designs, confounding, fractional repli-
acceptance sampling, process capability, and economic
cation, etc.) Nonparametric analysis of variance. Topics
design of quality control programs. Prerequisites: MACS323
selected from multivariate analysis, sequential analysis or
or MACS530 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
time series analysis. Prerequisite: MACS323 or 530 or 535.
MACS545. TIME SERIES Data are modeled and the model
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
is used to forecast future values. The Box-Jenkins approach
MACS534. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (I) The
is used to determine the model form, estimate parameters,
basics of probability, fundamental discrete, and continuous
check for fit, and forecast. Economic and physical data are
probability distributions, sampling distributions, including
studied. Computer programs illustrate the methods. Seasonal
order statistics, and basic limit theorems, including the con-
and multidimensional transfer function models generalize
tinuity theorem and the central limit theorem, are covered.
the techniques. Taught on demand. Prerequisite: Consent of
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture;
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
MACS547. SPECTRAL ANALYSIS Frequency domain
MACS535. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II (II) The
description of data are considered. The important cycles
basics of hypothesis testing using likelihood ration, point
present in data are identified. The statistical problems in
and interval estimation, including consistency, efficiency,
estimation are approached by windowing. Physical and eco-
and sufficient statistics, and some nonparametric methods
nomic data are analyzed. Taught on demand. Prerequisite:
are presented. Prerequisite: MACS534 or equivalent. 3 hours
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS550. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL DIF-
MACS538. APPLIED MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS (II)
FERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II) Numerical methods for
An introduction to the theory and applications of multi-
solving partial differential equations. Explicit and implicit
variate statistical analysis with an emphasis on its usage as
finite difference methods; stability, convergence, and con-
an exploratory technique. Topics covered include: inference
sistency. Alternating direction implicit (ADI) methods.
about mean(s) and co-variances, discriminant analysis, prin-
Weighted residual and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
cipal component analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and
MACS315, MACS332, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
factor analysis. Computer programs illustrate the method.
ture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: MACS534 or 530 or 535. 3 hours lecture;
MACS551. COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (II)
3 semester hours.
Numerical analysis of algorithms for solving linear systems
MACS540. STOCHASTIC PROCESSES (II) Poisson proc-
of equations, least squares methods, the symmetric eigen-
esses, renewal theory, and Markov chains are studied and
problem, singular value decomposition, conjugate gradient
applied to the theory of queues. Offered in even-numbered
iteration. Modification of algorithms to fit the architecture.
years. Prerequisite: MACS534 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
Error analysis, existing software packages. Prerequisites:
3 semester hours.
MACS332, MACS407, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
MACS541. QUEUEING THEORY Structure and techniques
ture; 3 semester hours.
for the basic theory. Poisson and non-Poisson with various
MACS556. MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE
input and output distributions. Applications and renewal
(I) Case studies of various models from mathematics, the
theory. Offered on demand. Prerequisite: MAGN540 or
sciences and engineering through the use of the symbolic
consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
software package MATHEMATICA. Based on hands-on
MACS542. SIMULATION (I) Advanced study of simulation
projects dealing with contemporary topics such as number
techniques, random number, and variate generation. Monte
theory, discrete mathematics, complex analysis, special func-
Carlo techniques, simulation languages, simulation experi-
tions, classical and quantum mechanics, relativity, dynamical
mental design, variance reduction, and other methods of
systems, chaos and fractals, solitons, wavelets, chemical
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reactions, population dynamics, pollution models, electrical
mental refinement of a computer model of real-world
circuits, signal processing, optimization, control theory, and
objects. Examples in the course are from scientific applica-
industrial mathematics. The course is designed for graduate
tion programs. The object-oriented use of the C++ language
students and scientists interested in modeling and using sym-
is taught and used in assignments. Prerequisite: Knowledge
bolic software as a programming language and a research
of C or C++. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tool. It is taught in a computer laboratory. Prerequisites:
MACS570. NEURAL NETWORKS (II) This course explores
Senior undergraduates need consent of instructor 3 hours
the theory behind neural networks, and focuses on the appli-
lecture; 3 semester hours
cation of this technology to real problems in areas as diverse
MACS561. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COM-
as DNA pattern recognition, robot control, hazardous waste
PUTER SCIENCE (I) Mathematical foundations of comput-
remediation, and forensics. For the prepared student, this
er science. Models of computation, including automata,
course also facilitates a transition from doing coursework
pushdown automata and Turing machines. Language models,
to producing publishable research. Skills required to under-
including alphabets, strings, regular expressions, grammars,
stand, critique, and extend existing research are emphasized.
and formal languages. Predicate logic. Complexity analysis.
An introductory series of lectures is followed by more in-
Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
depth study of current research topics. Depending on a stu-
3 semester hours.
dent’s background, the course project is either a literature
MACS563. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
survey or application or exploration of a neural network
AND ENGINEERS (I) Students are taught how to use paral-
method of the student’s choice. Prerequisite: MACS404.
lel computing to solve complex scientific problems. They
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
learn how to develop parallel programs, how to analyze their
MACS571. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) Artificial
performance, and how to optimize program performance.
Intelligence (AI) is the subfield of computer science that
The course covers the classification of parallel computers,
studies how to automate tasks for which people currently
shared memory versus distributed memory machines, soft-
exhibit superior performance over computers. Historically,
ware issues, and hardware issues in parallel computing.
AI has studied problems such as machine learning, language
Students write programs for state of the art high perform-
understanding, game playing, planning, robotics, and
ance supercomputers, which are accessed over the network.
machine vision. AI techniques include those for uncertainty
Prerequisite: Programming experience in C, consent of
management, automated theorem proving, heuristic search,
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour seminar; 4 semester hours
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 com-
Particular attention will be paid to learning the LISP language
puters. Topics include theory, applications, systems and case
for AI programming. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture;
studies describing current approaches. Prerequisites: Under-
3 semester hours
graduate machine architecture or consent of instructor.
MACS598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL AND
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
COMPUTER SCIENCES (I, II) Pilot course or special top-
MACS566. ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT (II)
ics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instruc-
Advanced issues in database management, with emphasis on
tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.
their application to scientific data. Topics to be covered
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
include: object-oriented database management, database
hours.
rules, distributed databases, database design, transaction
MACS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
management, query optimization, concurrency control, and
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
management of scientific data. Each student develops a
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
course project, as a vehicle for exploring and applying a
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
database research issue. . Prerequisite: MACS403 or equiva-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MACS567. ADVANCED OBJECT ORIENTED SOFT-
MACS610. ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIFFERENTIAL
WARE ENGINEERING (I) Advanced software engineering
EQUATIONS (II) Topics from current research in ordinary
concepts, with emphasis on how to develop object-oriented
and/or partial differential equations; for example, dynamical
application programs. The entire software lifecycle is dis-
systems, advanced asymptotic analysis, nonlinear wave
cussed: requirements analysis, program design, implementa-
propagation, solitons. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
tion, debugging and testing. Seamless program development
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
is emphasized, in which the development process is an incre-
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MACS614. ADVANCED TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHE-
MACS693/GPGN551. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
MATICS (I) Topics from current literature in applied mathe-
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
matics; for example, wavelets and their applications, calcu-
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
lus of variations, advanced applied functional analysis, con-
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
trol theory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
ture; 3 semester hours.
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
MACS616. INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include:
SEISMIC INVERSION (I) Introduction to high frequency
Statistics estimation and compensation, deconvolution,
inversion techniques. Emphasis on the application of this
multiple suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet
theory to produce a reflector map of the earth’s interior and
estimation, imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic
estimates of changes in earth parameters across those reflec-
and lithologic information, and correlation of surface and
tors from data gathered in response to sources at the surface
borehole seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite:
or in the interior of the earth. Extensions to elastic media are
Consent of department. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
discussed, as well. Includes high frequency modeling of the
MACS698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICAL AND
propagation of acoustic and elastic waves. Prerequisites:
COMPUTER SCIENCES (I, II) Pilot course or special topics
partial differential equations, wave equation in the time or
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
frequency domain, complex function theory, contour inte-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Pre-
gration. Some knowledge of wave propagation: reflection,
requisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
refraction, diffraction. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
hours.
MACS650. ADVANCED TOPICS IN NUMERICAL
MACS699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ANALYSIS (II) Topics from the current literature in numeri-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
cal analysis and/or computational mathematics; for example,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
advanced finite element method, sparse matrix algorithms,
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
applications of approximation theory, software for initial
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
value ODE’s, numerical methods for integral equations. Pre-
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MACS701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
hours
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervi-
MACS660. ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SYS-
sion of the graduate student’s advisory committee. 6 semes-
TEMS (II) Topics from the current literature in hardware and
ter hours upon completion of thesis. Required of all candi-
software computer systems; for example, user interfaces,
dates for the degree of Master of Science.
object oriented software engineering, database management,
MACS703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
computer architectures, supercomputing, parallel processing,
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctor’s thesis under the
distributed processing, and algorithms. Prerequisite: Consent
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
30 semester hours upon completion of thesis.
MACS691. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Presentation of
MACS705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi-
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
nar; 1 semester hour.
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
MACS692. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Presentation of
dent’s faculty advisor.
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
MACS706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
nar; 1 semester hour.
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
dent’s faculty advisor.
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Metallurgical and Materials
Master of Engineering degree: Two tracks are available
Engineering
as follows:
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
I. Undergraduate/graduate program*: i) a minimum
JOHN P. HAGER, Hazen Research Inc.Professor
of 36 semester hours of acceptable course work;
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
ii) case/independent study course work component
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
cannot exceed 12 semester hours; and iii) submittal
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
and presentation, and subsequent acceptance by the
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
Graduate Advisor, of a report which presents the
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
results of a case study or an engineering development.
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
(*See pp. 31–32, Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
Programs.)
Chemical Metallurgy
II. Graduate Program: i) a minimum of 24 semester
CHESTER J. VANTYNE, FIERP Professor
hours of acceptable course work; ii) case/independent
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
study course-work cannot exceed 12 semester hours;
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
and iii) submittal and presentation, and subsequent
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Associate Professor
acceptance by the graduate advisor of a report, which
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
presents the results of a case study or an engineering
KELLY T. MILLER, Assistant Professor
FREDERICK J. FRAIKOR, Research Professor
development.
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President and Professor Emeritus
Master of Science degree: i) a minimum of 24 semester
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
hours of acceptable course work and 12 semester hours
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
of research credit; and, ii) submittal and successful oral
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
defense of a thesis, which presents the results of original
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
scientific research or development.
Degrees Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy degree: i) a minimum of 42
Master of Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials
semester hours of acceptable course work, which may
Engineering)
include course credits (to be approved by the Thesis
Master of Science (Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
Committee) presented for the Master’s degree, provided
neering)
that the degree was in Metallurgical and Materials
Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering or a similar field. However, at least 21 hours
Engineering)
of acceptable course work must be taken at the Colorado
School of Mines; ii) 30 semester hours of research credit;
Program Description:
iii) a minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable course
The program of study for the Master or Doctor
work in a minor field of study; iv) a passing grade on
of Philosophy degrees in Metallurgical and Materials
written and oral examinations for the purpose of deter-
Engineering is selected by the student in consultation with
mining that adequate preparation and the ability to con-
her or his advisor, and with the approval of the Thesis
duct high-quality, independent research have been
Committee. The program can be tailored within the frame-
achieved; and, v) submittal and successful defense of a
work of the regulations of the Graduate School to match the
thesis, which presents the results of original scientific
student’s interests while maintaining the main theme of
research or development.
materials engineering and processing. There are three Areas
of Specialization within the Department: Physical and
Notes: a) The minor may include course work in depart-
Mechanical Metallurgy; Physicochemical Processing of
ments outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineer-
Materials; and, Ceramic Engineering.
ing Department, or from one of the Areas of Speciali-
zation within the Department different from that selected
The Department is home to five research centers: the
by the student as his/her major option. The minor must
Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory, the
be approved by the student’s Doctoral Committee and the
Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center;
committee member delegated to represent the Minor
the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics; the Center for
Department.
Welding and Joining Research; and, the Kroll Institute for
Extractive Metallurgy.
b) The examinations under iv) are specific to the stu-
dent’s declared Area of Specialization, and consist of a
Program Requirements:
written and oral component. The written examinations
The program requirements for the three graduate degrees
consist of a general-topics examination and an area-of-
offered by the Department are listed below:
specialization examination. The oral examination consists
of responses by the student to questions on the back-
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ground, rationale and fundamentals related to the student’s
Thin film/coating, processing, and characterization
proposed research. A written document summarizing the
Environmentally benign materials processes
student’s proposed research is presented to the Examin-
Semiconductor materials
ing Committee (different from the Thesis Committee)
Powder metallurgy
prior to this event. The student delivers an oral presenta-
Aerospace structural materials
tion, reviewing the document at the start of the (oral)
Failure analysis and fracture mechanics of materials
examination. There is a standing schedule to offer the
Forming of metals and other materials
examinations during the last four to five weeks of the
Fatigue of materials
Spring and Fall semesters. However, intent to take the
Description of Courses
examinations must be declared within the first month of
Undergraduate Courses
the intended semester.
A maximum of nine hours of 400-level credits may, with
Although there is no formal seminar-course requirement,
the approval of the Thesis Committee, be applied towards
graduate students, both Master and Doctoral candidates, as
the course-work requirement for a Master’s degree.
part of their professional development, are expected to attend
MTGN412/MLGN512.CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
the Department seminars scheduled on Thursdays during the
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
Fall and Spring semesters.
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
Prerequisites:
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cer-
The entering graduate-student in the Department of
mets. Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering must have com-
as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
pleted an undergraduate program equivalent to that required
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for the B.S. degree in: Metallurgical and Materials
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
Engineering, Materials Science or a related field. This
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship
should have included a background in science fundamentals
between processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
and engineering principles. A student who possesses this
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
background but has not taken specific undergraduate-courses
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, will be allowed
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
to make up these course-deficiencies at the beginning of
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
their program of study.
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
Fields of Research:
ing operations are included. Prerequisites: MTGN311,
Synthesis, processing, and characterization of photovoltaic
MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or consent of the
materials
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Optical phenomena of interfaces and composites
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
High-Tc superconductors
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
Dielectrics and piezoelectrics
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
Glasses and crystallizable glasses for electronics
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
Ferroelectrics and ferroelectric thin films
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
Porous ceramics and ceramic fibers
will be discussed, along with the functions, performance
Combustion synthesis of advanced materials
requirements, and testing methods of materials for each type
Welding and joining of metals and dissimilar materials
of circuit component. The general topics covered are con-
including ceramics and composites
ductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors,
Laser Processing of Materials
magnetic materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisite:
Physical metallurgy
PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512,
Mechanical metallurgy
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Processing microstructure, and properties of advanced steels
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
Oxidation and corrosion of metals and ceramics
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
Interfacial phenomena
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
Surface characterization of materials
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
Composite materials
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical
Preparation of ceramic powders
properties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, includ-
Pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgy
ing composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
Processing of industrial wastes
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc-
Plasma synthesis and processing
tor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Computer simulation techniques for design of new high-per-
formance materials
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MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
grams to explain the behavior of metallurgical slags in con-
economic considerations. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours
tact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or consent
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
of instructor.
formation, structure, crystallization, and properties will be
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METAL-
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
LURGICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical process-
tions, manufacturing processes, and applications. Prerequi-
ing systems. Methods for estimating process costs and
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or
profitability. Performance, selection, and design of process
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equipment. Integration of process units into a working plant
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
and its economics, construction, and operation. Market
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design, and man-
research and surveys. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or consent
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN331. Co-requisite: MTGN424
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of proc-
LABORATORY (II) Projects designed to supplement the
esses for metal extraction and refining using classical and
lectures in MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or consent
direct-search optimization methods and classical process
of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
control with the aid of chemical functions and thermo-
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I) This
dynamic transfer operations. Examples from processes
course covers studies of the interface between metallurgical
in physicochemical and physical metallurgy. Prerequisite:
process engineering and environmental engineering areas.
MTGN438 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
Wastes, effluents and their point sources in metallurgical
ter hours.
processes such as mineral concentration, value extraction
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION
and process metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals
OF METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY
of metallurgical unit operations and unit processes with
(II) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
those applicable to waste and effluent control, disposal and
MTGN436. Prerequisite: MTGN436 or consent of instructor.
materials recycling are covered. Engineering design and
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
engineering cost components are also included for some
MTGN442. ALLOY AND PHASE STABILITY (II) Phase
examples chosen. The ratio of fundamentals to applications
equilibrium of solid solutions, primary and intermediate
coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
phases, binary and ternary phase equilibrium diagrams,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
multicomponent systems. Phase transformations in ferrous
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
alloys, hardenability, heat treatment, surface modification,
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
alloying of steel, precipitation alloys and alloy design for cast
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
irons, stainless steels, and tool steels. Prerequisite: MTGN348
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 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 fun-
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hyrdometallurgy,
damentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Pre-
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
requisite: MTGN334, MTGN351, MTGN461, MTGN352.
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
Co-requisite: MTGN433 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
lecture; 2 semester hours.
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and refin-
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
ing of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
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control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
from materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
processes. The theory and application of designed experiments
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
will be developed and applied for full factorial experiments,
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
fractional factorial experiments, screening experiments,
based on the required balance of the conserved-quantity
multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis
applied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, tempera-
of designed experiments will be carried out by graphical and
ture and concentration profiles. Equations of change: conti-
statistical techniques. Computer software will be utilized for
nuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two independent
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport:
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
dimensionless correlations - friction factor, heat, and mass
ture, 3 semester hours
transfer coefficients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
transfer. Flow behavior in packed beds. Design equations
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
for: Continuous-Flow/Batch Reactors with Uniform Disper-
rosion protection including cathodic and anodic protection
sion and Plug Flow Reactors. Digital computer methods for
and coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corro-
the design of metallurgical systems. Laboratory sessions
sion problems and solutions. Prerequisite: MTGN351.
devoted to: Tutorials/Demonstrations to facilitate the under-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
standing of concepts related to selected topics; and, Projects
with the primary focus on the operating principles and use of
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COM-
modern electronic-instrumentation for measurements on lab-
POSITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, struc-
scale systems in conjunction with correlation and prediction
ture, properties and performance of ceramic and metal
strategies for analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315,
matrix composites. Survey of various types of composites,
MTGN351 and MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
and correlation between processing, structural architecture
3 semester hours.
and properties. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331,
MTGN348, MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
PROCESSING (I) An introduction to the electrical conduc-
fabrication of polymeric end items. The molecular and crys-
tivity of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of
tallographic structures of polymers will be developed and
active semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in
related to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture proper-
integrated circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the
ties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites.
materials science and engineering principles involved in the
Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end item
various steps of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
device packaging techniques and the processes and princi-
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
ples involved. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
design of end items will be considered in relation to: materi-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
als selection, manufacturing engineering, properties, and
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
applications. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
ture; 3 semester hours.
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction to
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of forg-
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
ing, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet metal form-
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
ing. Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Pre-
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
requisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390. 2 hours
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
MTGN466. DESIGN: SELECTION AND USE OF
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
MATERIALS (II) Selection of alloys for specific applica-
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
tions, designing for corrosion resistant service, concept of
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
passivity, designing for wear resistant service, designing for
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
high temperature service and designing for high strength/
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
weight applications. Introduction to the aluminum, copper,
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
nickel, cobalt, stainless steel, cast irons, titanium and refrac-
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
tory metal alloy-systems. Coating science and selection.
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of
Prerequisite: MTGN348. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab;
chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples
3 semester hours.
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MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Intro-
phenomena to sintering and microstructure development and
duction to welding processesÐthermal aspects; metallurgical
control. Prerequisites: DCGN209 or MTGN351; MT311 or
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
of odd years only.)
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; difficulties
MTGN516. MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC SYSTEMS
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
(II) Analysis of the chemical and physical processes control-
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
ling microstructure development in ceramic systems. Devel-
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
opment of the glassy phase in ceramic systems and the result-
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORA-
ing properties. Relationship of microstructure to chemical,
TORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures
electrical, and mechanical properties of ceramics. Applica-
in MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab;
tion to strengthening and toughening in ceramic composite
1 semester hour.
system. Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instruc-
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
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. 1 to 3 semes-
considered. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship
ter hours.
between physical properties of the various refractories and
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
their uses in the metallurgical industry. Prerequisite: Consent
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
work may take the form of conferences, library, and labora-
MTGN518/MLGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMIC
tory work. Choice of problem is arranged between student
SYSTEMS (II) Application of one to four component oxide
and a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite:
diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis on
Selection of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Inde-
refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
pendent Study Form” must be completed and submitted to
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
Graduate Courses
MTGN523/MLGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU-
Most courses are offered once every two years. However,
TION CHEMISTRY (II) Solution and surface chemistry of
those courses offered for which fewer than five students have
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Pre-
registered may be cancelled that semester. Courses at the
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
500-level are open to qualified seniors with approval of the
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
Department and the Dean of the Graduate School. Courses at
MTGN526/MLGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOL-
the 600-level are open only to graduate students in good
OGY An introduction to the science and technology of par-
standing. A two-year course-schedule is available in the
ticulate and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems.
Department office.
Interparticle forces. Aggregation, network formation, perco-
MTGN511. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND
lation, and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and
MATERIALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (I) Inde-
mechanical properties. Application to solid-liquid separation
pendent advanced work, not leading to a thesis. This may
operations (filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to
take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work.
ceramics processing. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or
Selection of assignment is arranged between student and a
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
(Spring of odd years only.)
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester
MTGN527/ESGN562. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
hours.
AND RECYCLING (II) Industrial case-studies, on the appli-
MTGN512. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND
cation of engineering principles to minimize waste formation
MATERIALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (II) Continu-
and to meet solid waste recycling challenges. Proven and
ation of MTGN511. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
emerging solutions to solid waste environmental problems,
consent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
especially those associated with metals. Prerequisites:
MTGN514. DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT
ESGN500 and ESGN504 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS (I) Ceramic
lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials science in the area of structural imperfections,
MTGN529. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
their chemistry, and their relation to mass and charge trans-
Effluents, wastes, and their point sources associated with
port; defects and diffusion, sintering, and grain growth with
metallurgical processes, such as mineral concentration and
particular emphasis on the relation of fundamental transport
values extraction—providing for an interface between metal-
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MTGN537. ELECTROMETALLURGY (II) Electrochemical
ing areas. Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and
nature of metallurgical processes. Kinetics of electrode
unit processes, applied to waste and effluents control, recy-
reactions. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction. Complex
cling, and waste disposal. Examples which incorporate engi-
electrode reactions. Mixed potential systems. Cell design
neering design and cost components are included. Prerequi-
and optimization of electrometallurgical processes. Batteries
sites: MTGN331 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
and fuel cells. Some aspects of corrosion. Prerequisite:
3 semester hours.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN530. ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING (I)
(Spring of even years only.)
Physicochemical principles of gas-slag-metal reactions
MTGN538. HYDROMETALLURGY (II) Kinetics of liquid-
applied to the reduction of iron ore concentrates and to the
solid reactions. Theory of uniformly accessible surfaces.
refining of liquid iron to steel. The role of these reactions in
Hydrometallurgy of sulfide and oxides. Cementation and
reactor design—blast furnace and direct iron smelting fur-
hydrogen reduction. Ion exchange and solvent extraction.
nace, pneumatic steelmaking furnace, refining slags, deoxi-
Physicochemical phenomena at high pressures. Microbio-
dation and degassing, ladle metallurgy, alloying, and contin-
logical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
uous casting of steel. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or MTGN351
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN539. PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING
(Fall of even years only.)
REACTOR DESIGN (II) Review of reactor types and ideal-
MTGN531. THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGICAL
ized design equations for isothermal conditions. Residence
AND MATERIALS PROCESSING (I) Application of thermo-
time functions for nonreacting and reacting species and its
dynamics to the processing of metals and materials, with
importance to process control. Selection of reactor type for
emphasis on the use of thermodynamics in the development
a given application. Reversible and irreversible reactions in
and optimization of processing systems. Focus areas will
CSTR’s under nonisothermal conditions. Heat and mass
include entropy and enthalpy, reaction equilibrium, solution
transfer considerations and kinetics of gas-solid reactions
thermodynamics, methods for analysis and correlation of
applied to fluo-solids type reactors. Reactions in packed
thermodynamics data, thermodynamic analysis of phase
beds. Scale up and design of experiments. Brief introduction
diagrams, thermodynamics of surfaces, thermodynamics of
into drying, crystallization, and bacterial processes. Exam-
defect structures, and irreversible thermodynamics. Attention
ples will be taken from current metallurgical practice. Pre-
will be given to experimental methods for the measurement
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
of thermodynamic quantities. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN541. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS
MTGN534. CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOP-
(I) The electron theory of metals. Classical and quantum-
MENT A study of the steps required for development of a
mechanical free electron theory. Electrical and thermal con-
mineral recovery process. Technical, economic, and human
ductivity, thermoelectric effects, theory of magnetism, spe-
factors involved in bringing a process concept into commer-
cific heat, diffusion, and reaction rates. Prerequisite:
cial production. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
MTGN445. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN542. ALLOYING THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND
MTGN535. PYROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II)
PHASE STABILITY (II) Empirical rules and theories
The detailed study of a selected few processes, illustrating
relating to alloy formation. Various alloy phases and con-
the application of the principles of physical chemistry (both
stituents which result when metals are alloyed and examined
thermodynamics and kinetics) and chemical engineering
in detail. Current information on solid solutions, intermetal-
(heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, plant design, fuel tech-
lic compounds, eutectics, liquid immiscibility. Prerequisite:
nology, etc.) to practice process development. Prerequisite:
MTGN445 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
MTGN536. OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF
MTGN543. THEORY OF DISLOCATIONS (I) Stress field
METALLURGICAL SYSTEMS Application of modern
around dislocation, forces on dislocations, dislocation reac-
optimization and control theory to the analysis of specific
tions, dislocation multiplication, image forces, interaction
systems in extractive metallurgy and mineral processing.
with point defects, interpretation of macroscopic behavior
Mathematical modeling, linear control analysis, dynamic
in light of dislocation mechanisms. Prerequisite: Consent
response, and indirect optimum seeking techniques applied
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
to the process analysis of grinding, screening, filtration,
years only.)
leaching, precipitation of metals from solution, and blast
MTGN544. FORGING AND DEFORMATION MODEL-
furnace reduction of metals. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
ING (I) An examination of the forging process for the fabri-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cation of metal components. Techniques used to model
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deformation processes including slab equilibrium, slip line,
laminates. Emphasis on the development of mechanical
upper bound and finite element methods. Application of
properties through control of synthesis and processing
these techniques to specific aspects of forging and metal
parameters. Other physical properties such as electrical and
forming processes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
thermal will also be examined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
MTGN311, MTGN348, MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445/
MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I) Basic fracture
ML505*; or, consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
mechanics as applied to engineering material, S-N curves,
ter hours. (Summer of even years only.)
the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress
MTGN553. STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS(II) Strain
effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack
hardening in polycrystalline materials, dislocation inter-
propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
actions, effect of grain boundaries on strength, solid solution
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
hardening, martensitic transformations, precipitation harden-
MTGN546. CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE
ing, point defects. Prerequisite: MTGN543 or concurrent
MATERIALS (II) Mathematical description of creep
enrollment. 3 hours lecture;3 semester hours. (Spring of even
process. Mathematical methods of extrapolation of creep
years only.)
data. Micromechanisms of creep deformation, including dis-
MTGN554. OXIDATION OF METALS (II) Kinetics of oxi-
location glide and grain boundary sliding. Study of various
dation. The nature of the oxide film. Transport in oxides.
high temperature materials, including iron, nickel, and cobalt
Mechanisms of oxidation. The protection of high- tempera-
base alloys and refractory metals, and ceramics. Emphasis
ture metal systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
on phase transformations and microstructure-property rela-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
tionships. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
MTGN555/MLGN504. SOLID STATE THERMO-
ture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
DYNAMICS (I) Thermodynamics as applied to solid state
MTGN547. PHASE EQUILIBRIUM IN MATERIALS
reactions, binary and ternary phase diagrams, point, line
SYSTEMS (I) Phase equilibrium of uniary, binary, ternary,
and planar defects, interfaces, and electrochemical concepts.
and multicomponent systems, microstructure interpretation,
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
pressure-temperature diagrams, determination of phase dia-
ter hours.
grams. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MTGN556/MLGN506. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (I)
3 semester hours.
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
MTGN548. TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS (I)
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
Surface and interfacial phenomena, order of transformation,
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
grain growth, recovery, recrystallization, solidification, phase
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
transformation in solids, precipitation hardening, spinoidal
MTGN557. SOLIDIFICATION (I) Heat flow and fluid flow
decomposition, martensitic transformation, gas metal reac-
in solidification, thermodynamics of solidification, nucle-
tions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ation and interface kinetics, grain refining, crystal and grain
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
growth, constitutional supercooling, eutectic growth, solidifi-
MTGN549. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FERROUS
cation of castings and ingots, segregation, and porosity.
ALLOYS (I) Development and review of solid state trans-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
formations and strengthening mechanisms in ferrous alloys.
ter hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
The application of these principles to the development of
MTGN558. MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING
new alloys and processes such as high strength low alloy
PROCESSES Theory and practice of the management of
steels, high temperature alloys, maraging steels, and case
manufacturing operations. Topics include inventory control
hardening processes. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lec-
models; factory dynamics and flow-through manufacturing
ture; 3 semester hours.
processes; application of Little’s Queueing Law to relate
MTGN551. ADVANCED CORROSION ENGINEERING
cycle time, throughput and work-in-process; influence of
(I) Advanced topics in corrosion engineering. Case studies
variability on utilization and process flow; bottleneck plan-
and industrial application. Special forms of corrosion.
ning and the influence of bottleneck constraints on cycle
Advanced measurement technique. Prerequisite: MTGN451.
time, throughput and work-in-process; batching laws; appli-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
cation of queueing network theory for process analysis
MTGN552/MLGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COM-
and optimization; shop-floor control and constant work-in-
POSITES Introduction to the processing, structure, proper-
process control systems. Application of the principles of
ties and applications of metal matrix and ceramic matrix
manufacturing management to manufacturing processes such
composites. Importance of structure and properties of both
as casting and molding, forming, machining and finishing,
the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of reinforce-
joining, coating, electronic manufacturing, inspection and
ment utilized—particulate, short fiber, continuous fiber, and
quality control, logistic processes, and service processes.
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Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
ter hours.
years only.)
MTGN559. SIMULATION OF MANUFACTURING AND
MTGN/MLGN 570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
SERVICE PROCESSES An introduction to the theory and
Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and applications
practice of dynamic simulation of queueing systems such as
through examination of the physiologic environment in con-
those encountered in manufacturing systems and service
junction with compositional and structural requirements of
operations. The topics include generation of random num-
tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and applications of
bers and random variates, discrete and continuous statistical
metals, ceramics and polymers, including implants, sensors,
distributions used for simulation, simulation dynamics,
drug delivery, laboratory automation, and tissue engineering
queueing systems, statistical analysis of simulation output,
are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or equivalent, or
entity transfer, conveyors, batching, statistical analysis of
instructor consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
simulation output, and termination of simulation models. A
MTGN571. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGI-
commercial computer based simulation package will be used
NEERING LABORATORY Basic instruction in advanced
to provide the experience and background necessary to build
equipment and techniques in the field of extraction, mechan-
and analyze simulation models of manufacturing and service
ical or physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Selection and con-
operations such as ferrous and nonferrous alloy production,
sent of faculty instructor. 3 to 9 lab hours; 1 to 3 semester
ceramic materials production, casting and molding, forming,
hours.
machining and finishing, joining, coating, electronic manu-
facturing, inspection and quality control, logistic processes,
MTGN580. ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY (II)
and service processes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Weldability, defects, phase transformations, heat flow,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
preheat treatment, post-heat treatment, heat affected zone,
microstructure, and properties. Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN560. ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAIL-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
URES (II) Applications of the principles of physical and
even years only.)
mechanical metallurgy to the analysis of metallurgical fail-
ures. Nondestructive testing. Fractography. Case study
MTGN581. WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTER-
analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ACTIVE CONTROLS (I) The science of welding heat
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
sources including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, electron
beam and laser. The interaction of the heat source with the
MTGN561. PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS
workpiece will be explored and special emphasis will be
FOR AEROSPACE (I) Review of current developments in
given to using this knowledge for automatic control of the
aerospace materials with particular attention paid to titanium
welding process. Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of
alloys, aluminum alloys, and metal-matrix composites.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
Emphasis is on phase equilibria, phase transformations, and
years only.)
microstructure-property relationships. Concepts of innova-
tive processing and microstructural alloy design are included
MTGN582. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED
where appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
JOINTS (II) Mechanical metallurgy of heterogeneous
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
systems, shrinkage, distortion, cracking, residual stresses,
mechanical testing of joints, size effects, joint design, transi-
MTGN564 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF MATERIAL
tion temperature, fracture. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
BEHAVIOR (I) Examination of various constitutive models
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
which are used to characterize material behavior. Models for
elastic behavior, strain hardening, strain-rate hardening,
MTGN583. PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE
creep, viscoplastic, cyclical hardening and nonisothermal
TESTING AND EVALUATION (I) Introduction to testing
behavior will be discussed. Experimental methods and data
methods; basic physical principles of acoustics, radiography,
analysis to determine various constitutive parameters will be
and electromagnetism; statistical and risk analysis; fracture
described. The use of these models in computer codes (espe-
mechanics concepts; design decision making, limitations and
cially finite element analyses) will be presented. Prerequi-
applications of processes; fitness-for- service evaluations.
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor. 3 hours
(Fall of even years only.)
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
MTGN584. NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES (II)
AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties of ceramics
Joining processes for which the base materials are not melted.
and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of solids;
Brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding, explosive bonding,
toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high temper-
and adhesive bonding processes. Theoretical aspects of these
ature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep defor-
processes, as well as the influence of process parameters.
mation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or consent
Special emphasis to the joining of dissimilar materials using
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these processes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
MTGN631. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN METALLUR-
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
GICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS Physical principles
MTGN586. DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND
of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Application to
ASSEMBLIES Introduction to the concepts and analytical
the analysis of extraction metallurgy and other physicochem-
practice of designing weldments. Designing for impact,
ical processes. Prerequisite: MACS315 or equivalent, or con-
fatigue, and torsional loading. Designing of weldments using
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
overmatching and undermatching criteria. Analysis of com-
MTGN671 ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY (I)
bined stresses. Designing of compression members, column
Experimental and analytical research in the fields of produc-
bases and splices. Designing of built-up columns, welded
tion, mechanical, chemical, and/or physical metallurgy.
plate cylinders, beam-to-column connections, and trusses.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours;
Designing for tubular construction. Weld distortion and
3 semester hours.
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
equivalent, EGGN320 or equivalent, MTGN475 or consent
MTGN696/MLGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROC-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
ESSES (II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and
odd years only.)
chemistry underlying the control of deposition processes
for thin films for a variety of applications—wear resistance,
MTGN587. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING
corrosion/oxidation resistance, decorative coatings, elec-
AND JOINING PROCESSES (I) Introduction to arc
tronic 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
plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, energy generation
of 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 fre-
quency welding, weld pool phenomena. Development of
MTGN697. MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF
relationships between physics concepts and the behavior
COATINGS AND THIN FILMS (I) Introduction to aqueous
of specific welding and joining processes. Prerequisite/
and non-aqueous chemistry for the preparation of an effec-
Co-requisite: PHGN300, MACS315, MTGN475, or consent
tive electrolyte; for interpretation of electrochemical princi-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
ples associated with electrodeposition; surface science to
years only.)
describe surface structure and transport; interphasial struc-
ture including space charge and double layer concepts;
MTGN591. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
nucleation concepts applied to electrodeposition; electro-
PROCESSES (I) Introduction to plasma physics, behavior of
crystallization including growth concepts; factors affecting
low pressure plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, glow
morphology and kinetics; co-deposition of non-Brownian
discharge phenomena, glow discharge sputtering, magnetron
particles; pulse electrodeposition; electrodeposition parame-
plasma deposition, ion beam deposition, cathodic arc evapo-
ters and control; physical metallurgy of electrodeposits; and,
ration, electron beam and laser coating processes. Devel-
principles associated with vacuum evaporation and sputter
opment of relationships between physics concepts and
deposition. Factors affecting microstructural evolution of
the behavior of specific coating processes. Prerequisite/
vacuum and sputtered deposits; nucleation of vapor and
Co-requisite: PHGN300, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
sputtered deposits; modeling of matter-energy interactions
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
during co-deposition; and, Thornton’s model for coating
MTGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
growth. Prerequisite/co-requisite: MACS315, MTGN351,
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I,II) Pilot course or
MTGN352, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
special topics course. Topics chosen according to special
3 semester hours. (Summer of even years only.)
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course
MTGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
Variable hours lecture/lab; 1 to 6 semester hours.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
MTGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I,II) Individual
instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semes-
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
ter hours per semester.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
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MTGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Mining Engineering
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
M.U. OZBAY, Professor
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
Institute
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
MTGN70l. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
(I, II) Master’s thesis supervision by student’s advisor in col-
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
laboration with the Thesis Committee.
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Professor Emeritus
MTGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
BAKI YARAR, Professor Emeritus
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, Associate Professor Emeritus
OPHY (I, II) Doctoral thesis supervision by student’s advi-
MANOHAR ARORA, Adjunct Associate Professor
sor in collaboration with the Thesis Committee.
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
MTGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Degrees Offered:
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
Master of Engineering (Engineer of Mines)
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering
- thesis. Engineering design under the direct supervision of
Master of Science (Mining and Earth Systems
the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Engineering)
MTGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Earth Systems
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
Engineering)
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research under the
Program Description:
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
The program has two distinctive, but inherently interwoven
MTGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
specialties.
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for
The Mining Engineering area or specialty is predomi-
completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
nantly for mining engineers and it is directed towards the
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
traditional mining engineering fields. Graduate work is nor-
advisor.
mally centered around subject areas such as mine planning
and development and computer aided mine design, rock
mechanics, operations research applied to the mineral indus-
try, mine mechanization, mine evaluation, finance and man-
agement and similar mining engineering topics.
The Earth Systems Engineering area or specialty is
designed to be distinctly interdisciplinary by merging the
mining engineering fundamentals with civil, geotechnical,
environmental or other engineering into advanced study
tracks in earth (rock) systems, rock mechanics and earth
(rock) structural systems, underground excavation, and con-
struction systems. This specialty is open for engineers with
different sub-disciplinary backgrounds, but interested in
working and/or considering performing research in mining,
tunneling, excavation and underground construction areas.
Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas
such as site characterization, environmental aspects, under-
ground construction and tunneling (including microtunnel-
ing), excavation methods and equipment, mechnization of
mines and underground construction, environmental and
management aspects, modeling and design in geoengineering.
Program Requirements:
The Master of Science degree in Mining and Earth
Systems Engineering has two options available. Master of
Science - Thesis and Master of Science - Non-Thesis. Thesis
Option requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of
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course work and 12 semester credits of research, approved
Fields of Research:
by student’s graduate committee, plus a master’s thesis.
The Mining Engineering Department focuses on the fol-
The Master of Science - Non-Thesis option must complete
lowing fundamental areas:
a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work of which
Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Stability of
6 credit hours may be applied towards the analytical report
Underground Openings
writing, if required.
Computerized Mine Design and Related Applications
The Master of Engineering degree (Engineer of Mines)
(including Geostatistical Modeling)
in Mining Engineering includes all the requirements for the
Advanced Integrated Mining Systems Incorporating Mine
M.S. degree, with the sole exception that an “engineering
Mechanization and Mechanical Mining Systems
report” is required rather than a Master’s Thesis.
Underground Excavation (Tunneling) and Construction
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mining and Earth
Site Characterization and Geotechnical Investigations,
Systems Engineering requires a total of 72 credit hours,
Modeling and Design in Geoengineering.
beyond the bachelor’s degree of which research shall be no
Rock Fragmentation
fewer than 24 credit hours. The usual departmental require-
Mineral Processing, Communition, Separation
ment is a minimum of 48 credit hours of course work and
Technology
24 credit hours for research. The thesis must be successfully
Bulk Material Handling
defended before a doctoral committee.
Description of Courses
Prerequisites:
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
Students entering a graduate program for the master’s
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
or doctor’s degree are expected to have had much the same
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
undergraduate training as that required at Colorado School of
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
Mines in mining, if they are interested in the traditional min-
MNGN210, 314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing specialty. Students interested in the Earth Systems engi-
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
neering specialty with different engineering sub-disciplinary
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
background may also require special mining engineering
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
subjects depending upon their graduate program. Deficien-
Underground mining sections include design of coal and
cies if any, will be determined by the Department of Mining
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
Engineering on the basis of students’ education, experience,
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore
and graduate study.
bodies, performance and application of backfill, and phe-
For specific information on prerequisites, students are
nomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining
encouraged to refer to a copy of the Mining Engineering
portion covers rock mass characterization, failure modes of
Department’s Departmental Guidelines and Regulations for
slopes excavated in rock masses, probabilistic and determin-
Graduate Students, available from the Mining Engineering
istic approaches to design of slopes, and remedial measures
Department.
for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equiva-
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
Required Curriculum:
All graduate students are required to complete three core
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
courses during their first academic year of study at CSM,
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
depending upon their specialty and background.
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
These courses are:
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
MNGN505 - Rock Mechanics in Mining
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
MNGN512 - Surface Mine Design
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study
MNGN516 - Underground Mining
of support types and selection of support for underground
Advanced Soil Mechanics (new, to be advised)
excavations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts,
Underground Excavation (new, to be advised)
tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s con-
Fundamentals of Engineering Geology (new, to be
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
advised)
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
In addition, all full-time graduate students are required to
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
register for and attend MNGN625 - Graduate Mining
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
Seminar each semester while in residence, except in the case
applications to surface and underground excavation.
of scheduling conflicts with other course(s) approved by the
Prerequisite: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
thesis advisor.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
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MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC-
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
TION. Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
DESIGN REPORT II (II) Preparation of formal engineer-
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice,
ing report based on all course work in the mining option.
case studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods.
Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection, produc-
Prerequisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instructor’s consent.
tion scheduling and evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN427,
3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
Successful implementation and management of surface and
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract award-
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
ing and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk manage-
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
ment, construction management and dispute resolution,
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metallur-
evaluation of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite:
gy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
MNGN 210 or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semes-
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
ter hours.
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling,
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material
mentals to applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite:
handling systems for underground mines. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
DCGN381, MNGN312, MNGN314 or consent of lecturer.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Application
0 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research tech-
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
niques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work using
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and
computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining opera-
broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolt-
tions. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in sta-
ing design and other ground support methods. Coal, evap-
tistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
orite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequi-
3 semester hours.
site: SYGN101, credit or concurrent enrollment in EGGN320.
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con-
MNGN423. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
mining engineering. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
1 to 3 semester hours.
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventila-
and humidity; stressing analysis and design of systems.
tion, materials handling, electrical transmission and distribu-
Prerequisite: EGGN351, 371 and MNGN314. 2 hours lec-
tion, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application,
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
mine plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, 321, 414,
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
EGGN329 and DCGN381 or EGGN384. Concurrent enroll-
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri-
ment with the consent of instructor permitted. 3 hours lec-
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elemen-
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
tary probability theory and its applications in engineering
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
and sciences; discrete and continuous probability distribu-
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
tions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regres-
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
sion; spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) Preparation of phase I engi-
applications in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
neering report based on coordination of all previous work.
MACS112 and MNGN 210. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours
Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic description,
of lab. 3 semester hours.
mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
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MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
Graduate Courses
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with per-
replacement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
to equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
Graduate School.
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
MNGN501. REGULATORY MINING LAWS AND CON-
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
TRACTS (I) Basic fundamentals of engineering law, regu-
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
lations of federal and state laws pertaining to the mineral
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
industry and environment control. Basic concepts of mining
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or grad-
contracts. Offered in even numbered years. Prerequisite:
uate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN445/545.) ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Intro-
Offered in even years.
duction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in
MNGN505. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
rock. Rock mass classification and strength determinatiosn,
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
geological structural parameters, properties of fracture sets,
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
data collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
Underground mining sections include design of coal and
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for
covers rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes
determing physical properties required for slope design.
excavated in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic
Application of numerical modeling and analytical tech-
approaches to design of slopes, and remedial measures for
niques to slope stability determinations for hard rock and
slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent.
soft rock environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
3 hours lecture. 3 hours semester hours.
MNGN506. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
MNGN460 INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
This course describes the engineering principles and prac-
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
tices associated with quarry mining operations related to
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
the cement and aggregate industries. The course will cover
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and lab-
resource definition, quarry planning and design, extraction,
oratory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating
and processing of minerals for cement and aggregate pro-
systems for site characterization and excavation design. Study
duction. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle sizing
of support types and selection of support for underground
and environmental practices, will be studied in depth. Pre-
excavations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts,
requisite: MNGN312, MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323,
tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s con-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
MNGN507. ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING (I)
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
An advanced study of the theories of rock penetration
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
including percussion, rotary, and rotary percussion drilling.
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
Rock fragmentation including explosives and the theories of
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
blasting rock. Application of theory to drilling and blasting
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
practice at mines, pits, and quarries. Prerequisite: MNGN407.
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
MNGN508. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displace-
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ments induced around engineering excavations in rock.
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
In-situ stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deforma-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tion behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring tech-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
niques in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
in rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
design methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
to rock engineering designs. Excavation design examples for
shafts, tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic
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loading of structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates.
its alleviation. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s con-
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
MNGN511. MINING INVESTIGATIONS (I, II) Inves-
MNGN517. ADVANCED UNDERGROUND MINING (II)
tigational problems associated with any important aspect of
Review and evaluation of new developments in advanced
mining. Choice of problem is arranged between student and
underground mining systems to achieve improved produc-
instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture, con-
tivity and reduced costs. The major topics covered include:
sultation, lab, and assigned reading; 2 to 4 semester hours.
mechanical excavation techniques for mine development and
MNGN512. SURFACE MINE DESIGN Analysis of elements
production, new haulage and vertical conveyance systems,
of surface mine operation and design of surface mining sys-
advanced ground support and roof control methods, mine
tem components with emphasis on minimization of adverse
automation and monitoring, new mining systems and future
environmental impact and maximization of efficient use of
trends in automated, high productivity mining schemes.
mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations, equipment
Prerequisite: Underground Mine Design (e.g., MNGN314).
selection, final pit determinations, short- and long-range
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost estimation.
MNGN518. ADVANCED BULK UNDERGROUND
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MINING TECHNIQUES This course will provide advanced
MNGN513 ADVANCED SURFACE MINE DESIGN (II)
knowledge and understanding of the current state-of-the-art
This course introduces students to alternative open pit plan-
in design, development, and production in underground hard
ning and design concepts. Course emphasis is on optimiza-
rock mining using bulk-mining methods. Design and layout
tion aspects of open pit mine design. Topics include 3-D
of sublevel caving, block caving, open stoping and blasthole
ultimate pit limit algorithms and their applications; computer
stoping systems. Equipment selection, production schedul-
aided haul road and dump designs; heuristic long- and short-
ing, ventilation design, and mining costs. Prerequisites:
term pit scheduling techniques; parametrization concepts;
MNGN314, MNGN516, or consent of instructor. 2 hours
mathematical optimization for sequencing and scheduling;
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Spring of odd years.
ore control and truck dispatching. Design procedures are
MNGN519. ADVANCED SURFACE COAL MINE DESIGN
illustrated by case studies using various computer programs.
(II) Review of current manual and computer methods of
Prerequisite: MNGN308, MNGN312, or consent of instruc-
reserve estimation, mine design, equipment selection, and
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mine planning and scheduling. Course includes design of a
MNGN514. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals of
surface coal mine for a given case study and comparison of
robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is on
manual and computer results. Prerequisite: MNGN312, 316,
mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are mining applica-
427. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
tions, introduction and history of mobile robotics, sensors,
in odd years.
including vision, problems of sensing variations in rock prop-
MNGN520. ROCK MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND
erties, problems of representing human knowledge in control
COAL MINING (I) Rock mechanics consideration in the
systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinematics, and
design of room-and-pillar, longwall, and shortwall coal min-
path finding. Prerequisite: MACS404 or consent of instruc-
ing systems. Evaluation of bump and outburst conditions and
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
remedial measures. Methane drainage systems. Surface sub-
MNGN515. MINE MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMA-
sidence evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN321. 3 hours lecture;
TION. This course will provide an in-depth study of the cur-
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
rent state of the art and future trends in mine mechanization
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
and mine automation systems for both surface and under-
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
ground mining, review the infrastructure required to support
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
mine automation, and analyze the potential economic and
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
health and safety benefits. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
MNGN314, MNGN316, or consent of instructor. 2 hours
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Fall of odd years.
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MNGN516. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN Selection,
hours.
design, and development of most suitable underground min-
MNGN523. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
ing methods based upon the physical and the geological
mining engineering, incorporating lectures, laboratory work
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
or independent study, depending on needs. This course may
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
be repeated for additional credit only if subject material is
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
different. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 to 4 semester
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
hours.
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MNGN525. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL TECH-
MNGN536. OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN
NIQUES IN ROCK MECHANICS (I) Principles of stress
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY Analysis of exploration, min-
and infinitesimal strain analysis are summarized, linear con-
ing, and metallurgy systems using statistical analysis. Monte
stitutive laws and energy methods are reviewed. Continuous
Carlo methods, simulation, linear programming, and com-
and laminated models of stratified rock masses are intro-
puter methods. Prerequisite: MNGN433 or consent of
duced. The general concepts of the boundary element and
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
finite element methods are discussed. Emphasis is placed on
Offered in even years.
the boundary element approach with displacement disconti-
MNGN538. GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTIMA-
nuities, because of its relevance to the modeling of the
TION (I) Introduction to the application and theory of geo-
extraction of tabular mineral bodies and to the mobilization
statistics in the mining industry. Review of elementary sta-
of faults, joints, etc. Several practical problems, selected
tistics and traditional ore reserve calculation techniques.
from rock mechanics and subsidence engineering practices,
Presentation of fundamental geostatistical concepts, includ-
are treated to demonstrate applications of the techniques.
ing: variogram, estimation variance, block variance, kriging,
Prerequisite: MNGN321, EGGN320, or equivalent courses,
geostatistical simulation. Emphasis on the practical aspects
MACS455 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
of geostatistical modeling in mining. Prerequisite: MACS323
ter hours. Offered in even years.
or equivalent course in statistics; graduate or senior status.
MNGN526. MODELING AND MEASURING IN GEO-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to instruments and instru-
MNGN539. ADVANCED MINING GEOSTATISTICS (II)
mentation systems used for making field measurements
Advanced study of the theory and application of geostatistics
(stress, convergence, deformation, load, etc.) in geo-
in mining engineering. Presentation of state-of-the-art geo-
mechanics. Techniques for determining rock mass strength
statistical concepts, including: robust estimation, nonlinear
and deformability. Design of field measurement programs.
geostatistics, disjunctive kriging, geostatistical simulation,
Interpretation of field data. Development of predictive models
computational aspects. This course includes presentations by
using field data. Introduction to various numerical techniques
many guest lecturers from the mining industry. Emphasis on
(boundary element, finite element, FLAC, etc.) for modeling
the development and application of advanced geostatistical
the behavior of rock structures. Demonstration of concepts
techniques to difficult problems in the mining industry
using various case studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
today. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent and approval of
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
odd years.
MNGN527. THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS Classical
MNGN545/445 ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Intro-
methods for the analysis of stresses in plate type structure
duction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in
are presented first. The stiffness matrices for plate element
rock. Rock mass classification and strength determinatiosn,
will be developed and used in the finite element method
geological structural parameters, properties of fracture sets,
of analysis. Membrane and bending stresses in shells are
data collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
derived. Application of the theory to tunnels, pipes, pres-
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
sures vessels, and domes, etc., will be included. Prerequi-
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
sites: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of geology and
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
the geologist in the development and production stages of
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for
a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining operation
determing physical properties required for slope design.
sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve estima-
Application of numerical modeling and analytical techniques
tion, economic evaluation, permitting, support functions.
to slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation, exercises and
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or
lecture. 3 hours semester hours.
permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
MNGN549/EGES549. MARINE MINING SYSTEMS (I)
laboratory: 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
Define interdisciplinary marine mining systems and opera-
MNGN530. INTRODUCTION TO MICRO COMPUTERS
tional requirements for the exploration survey, sea floor min-
IN MINING (I) General overview of the use of PC based
ing, hoisting, and transport. Describe and design components
micro computers and software applications in the mining
of deep-ocean, manganese-nodule mining systems and other
industry. Topics include the use of: database, CAD, spread-
marine mineral extraction methods. Analyze dynamics and
sheets, computer graphics, data acquisition, and remote com-
remote control of the marine mining systems interactions
munications as applied in the mining industry. Prerequisite:
and system components. Describe the current state-of-the-art
Any course in computer programming. 2 hours lecture,
technology, operational practice, trade-offs of the system
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
design and risk. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN320,
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MNGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ter hours. Offered alternate even years.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MNGN550. NEW TECHNIQUES IN MINING (II) Review
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
of various experimental mining procedures, including a criti-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
cal evaluation of their potential applications. Mining meth-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
ods covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassifi-
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
cation of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution mining
MNGN625. GRADUATE MINING SEMINAR (I, II)
of soluble minerals, in situ leaching of metals, geothermal
Discussions presented by graduate students, staff, and visit-
power generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope
ing lecturers on research and development topics of general
caving, electro-thermal rock penetration and fragmentation.
interest. Required of all graduate students in mining engi-
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
neering every semester during residence. 1 semester hour
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
upon completion of thesis or residence.
MNGN452/MNGN552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROC-
MNGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
ESSING OF ORES Theory and application of advanced
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
methods of extracting and processing of minerals, under-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
ground or in situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmen-
MNGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
tal impacts. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate status; instruc-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tor’s consent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
spring.
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
MNGN585. MINING ECONOMICS (I) Advanced study in
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
mine valuation with emphasis on revenue and cost aspects.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Topics include price and contract consideration in coal, metal
MNGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT-
and other commodities; mine capital and operating cost esti-
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field,
mation and indexing; and other topics of current interest.
and library work for the Master of Engineering report under
Prerequisite: MNGN427 or EBGN504 or equivalent. 3 hours
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semes-
MNGN590. MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING
ter hours upon completion of report.
(II) This course provides a comprehensive review of the
MNGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
existing and emerging mechanical excavation technologies
(I, II) Laboratory, field , or library work on an original inves-
for mine development and production in surface and under-
tigation for the master’s thesis under supervision of the grad-
ground mining. The major topics covered in the course
uate student’s advisory committee. 6 semester hours upon
include: history and development of mechanical excavators,
completion of thesis.
theory and principles of mechanical rock fragmentation,
design and performance of rock cutting tools, design and
MNGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
operational characteristics of mechanical excavators (e.g.
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis conducted
continuous miners, roadheaders, tunnel boring machines,
under supervision of the graduate student’s advisory com-
raise drills, shaft borers, impact miners, slotters), applica-
mittee. 30 semester hours.
tions to mine development and production, performance pre-
MNGN704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
diction and geotechnical investigations, costs versus conven-
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
tional methods, new mine designs for applying mechanical
required for completion of the degree Master of Engi-
excavators, case histories, future trends and anticipated
neering - thesis. Engineering design must be carried out
developments and novel rock fragmentation methods includ-
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
ing water jets, lasers, microwaves, electron beams, penetra-
advisor.
tors, electrical discharge and sonic rock breakers. Prerequi-
MNGN705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
site: Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
hours. Offered in odd years.
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
MNGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEER-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
ING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
dent’s faculty advisor.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
MNGN706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
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be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
GOGN505. UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION IN ROCK
dent’s faculty advisor.
Components of stress, stress distributions, underground
GOGN501. SITE INVESTIGATION AND CHARACTERI-
excavation failure mechanisms, optimum orientation and
ZATION An applications oriented course covering: geologi-
shape of excavations, excavation stability, excavation support
cal data collection, geophysical methods for site investiga-
design, ground treatment and rock pre-reinforcement, drill
tion; hydrological data collection; materials properties deter-
and blast excavations, mechanical excavation, material
mination; and various engineering classification systems.
haulage, ventilation and power supply, labor requirements
Presentation of data in a format suitable for subsequent engi-
and training, scheduling and costing of underground excava-
neering design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Introduc-
tions, and case histories. Prerequisites: GOGN501,
tory courses in geology, rock mechanics, and soil mechanics.
GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GOGN506. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
GOGN502. SOLID MECHANICS APPLIED TO ROCKS
Normal project initiation, design procedures, project financ-
An introduction to the deformation and failure of rocks and
ing, permitting and environmental impacts, preparation of
rock masses and to the flow of groundwater. Principles of
plans and specifications, contract award, notice to proceed
displacement, strain and stress, together with the equations
and legal requirements. Construction alternatives, contract
of equilibrium are discussed. Elastic and plastic constitutive
types, standard contract language, bidding and estimating
laws, with and without time dependence, are introduced.
and contract awarding procedures. Construction inspection
Concepts of strain hardening and softening are summarized.
and control methods and completion procedures. Conflict
Energy principles, energy changes caused by underground
resolution, administrative redress, arbitration and litigation.
excavations, stable and unstable equilibria are defined.
Time and tonnage based incentive programs. The role of
Failure criteria for intact rock and rock masses are explained.
experts. Prerequisite: College-level in Microeconomics or
Principles of numerical techniques are discussed and illus-
Engineering Economy. Degree in Engineering. 2 hours lec-
trated. Basic laws and modeling of groundwater flows are
ture; 2 semester hours.
introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Rock Mechanics.
GOGN625. GEO-ENGINEERING SEMINAR Discussions
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting lectures
GOGN503. CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
on research and development topics of general interest.
LABORATORY An applications oriented course covering:
Required of all graduate students in Geo-Engineering every
Advanced rock testing procedures; dynamic rock properties
semester, during residence. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geo-
determination; on-site measurements; and various rock mass
Engineering Program. 1 semester hour upon completion of
modeling approaches. Presentation of data in a format suit-
thesis or residence.
able for subsequent engineering design will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology, rock mechan-
ics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GOGN504. SURFACE STRUCTURES IN EARTH
MATERIALS Principles involved in the design and construc-
tion of surface structures involving earth materials. Slopes
and cuts. Retaining walls. Tailing dams. Leach dumps.
Foundations. Piles and piers. Extensive use of case examples.
Prerequisites: GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Petroleum Engineering
the program by application to any of the three sponsoring
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
departments. Students are administered by that department
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
into which they first matriculate. A minimum of 36 credit
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
hours of course credit is required to complete the Profes-
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
sional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program.
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
Up to 9 credits may be earned by 400 level courses. All
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Associate Professor
other credits toward the degree must be 500 level or above.
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
At least 9 hours must consist of:
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Research Professor
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
1 course selected from the following:
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Research Professor
GPGN419/ PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
Formation Evaluation
Degrees Offered:
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
2 courses selected from the following:
Master of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multidisciplinary
Petroleum Design
Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated
Doctor of Philosophy (Petroleum Engineering)
Exploration and Development
Program Description:
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers students a
Exploration and Development
choice of a Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
Engineering (ME) degree. For the MS degree, a thesis is
from the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18
required in addition to course work. For the ME degree, no
hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the 3
thesis is required, but the course work requirement is greater
participating departments, or other courses approved by the
than that for the MS degree. After admission to the graduate
committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study,
program, students may change from ME to MS, or vice
including an industry project.
versa, according to their needs and interests.
Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Engineering
Applications from students having an ME or MS in
degree must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate
Petroleum Engineering, or in another discipline, will be
course credit. At least 27 of the credit hours must be from the
considered for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy
Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to 12 graduate credit
(Ph.D.) program. To obtain the Ph.D. degree, a student must
hours can be transferred from another institution, and up to
demonstrate unusual competence, creativity, and dedication
9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied to the
in the degree field. In addition to extensive course work, a
degree. All courses must be approved by the department
dissertation is required for the Ph.D. degree.
head. No graduate committee is required. No more than six
Program Requirements:
credit hours can be earned through independent study.
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
complete at least 24 graduate credit hours of course work,
approved by the candidate’s graduate committee, and a mini-
Master of Engineering
mum of 12 hours of research credit. At least 15 of the course
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
credit hours must be from the Petroleum Engineering
Master of Science
Department. Up to 9 credit hours may be transferred from
Minimum 36 hours, of which no less than 12 credit hours
another institution. Up to 9 credit hours of senior-level
earned by research and 24 credit hours by course work
courses may be applied to the degree. All courses must be
Doctor of Philosophy
approved by the department head. For the MS degree, the
Minimum 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree
student must demonstrate ability to observe, analyze, and
of which no less than 30 credit hours earned by
report original scientific research. For other requirements,
research, or minimum 54 credit hours beyond the
refer to the general instructions of the Graduate School in
Master’s degree of which no less than 30 credit hours
this bulletin.
earned by research
A candidate for the Ph.D. must complete at least 60
Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geological Engi-
hours of course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of
neering, and the Geophysics Departments share oversight for
research beyond the Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 hours of
the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research
program through a committee consisting of one faculty
beyond the Master’s degree. The credit hours to be counted
member from each department. Students gain admission to
toward a Ph.D. are dependent upon approval of the student’s
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graduate committee. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
All PE graduate students are required to complete 3 credit
with a Bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 24 graduate
hours of course work in writing, research, or presentation
credit hours from another institution with the approval of
intensive classes, such as LICM501, LICM598, SYGN501,
the graduate advisor from the Petroleum Engineering
and SYGN600, as agreed by their graduate advisor. Also,
Department and the department head. Students who enter
students who do not have a BS degree in PE must take
the Ph.D. program with a master’s degree may transfer up
PEGN514 and other deficiency courses as required by the
to 36 credit hours of course and research work from another
department as soon as possible in their graduate programs.
institution upon approval by the graduate advisor from
Fields of Research:
the Petroleum Engineering Department and the department
Current research topics include
head. Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of 12 credit
hours of their required course credit in a minor program of
Rock and fluid properties, phase behavior, and rock
study. The student’s faculty advisor, thesis committee, and
mechanics
the department head must approve the course selection. The
Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow in
Ph.D. students are also required to demonstrate proficiency
porous media
in a second language other than English. Full-time Ph.D. stu-
Formation evaluation, well test analysis, and reservoir
dents must satisfy the following requirements for admission
characterization
to candidacy within the first two calendar years after
Oil recovery processes
enrolling as a regular degree student:
Natural gas engineering, coalbed methane, and
geothermal energy
i) have a thesis committee appointment form on file,
Completion and stimulation of wells
ii) complete all prerequisite and core courses successfully,
Horizontal and multilateral wells
iii) demonstrate adequate preparation for and satisfactory
Fluid flow in wellbores, and artificial lift
ability to conduct doctoral research by successfully
Drilling mechanics, directional drilling, extraterrestrial
completing a series of written and/or oral examina-
drilling, ice coring and drilling
tions and fulfilling the other requirements of their
Bit vibration analysis, tubular buckling and stability,
graduate committees.
wave propagation in drilling tubulars
Laser technology in penetrating rocks
Failure to fulfill these requirements within the time limits
Remediation of contaminated soils and aquifers
specified above may result in immediate discretionary dis-
Economics and management
missal from the Ph.D. program according to the procedure
outlined in the section of this Bulletin titled “General Regu-
Research projects may involve professors and graduate
lations—Unsatisfactory Academic Performance—Unsatis-
students from other disciplines–Geology, Geophysics,
factory Academic Progress Resulting in Probation or
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and others
Discretionary Dismissal.” For other requirements, refer to
–in addition to Petroleum Engineering. Projects often
the general directions of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
include off-campus laboratories, institutes, and other
resources.
Applying for Admission:
To apply for admission, follow the procedure outlined in
Special Features:
the general section of this bulletin. Three letters of recom-
In an exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering
mendation must accompany the application. The Petroleum
Departments of the Mining University of Leoben, Austria,
Engineering Department requires the General test of the
Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the University
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The applicants for the
of Adelaide, Australia, a student may spend one semester
Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs are
abroad during graduate studies and receive full transfer of
required to have 600 or better and applicants for the Ph.D.
credit back to CSM with prior approval of the Petroleum
program are expected to have 700 or above on the quanti-
Engineering Department at CSM.
tative part of the GRE exam. The applicants whose native
The Petroleum Engineering Department is located in a
language is not English are also expected to provide satis-
recently renovated structure in the foothills west of Denver.
factory scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
The laboratory wing, completed in late 1993, has 20,000
Language) exam as specified in the general section of this
square feet of space, with about $2 million of equipment
bulletin.
acquired in recent years.
Required Curriculum:
The Petroleum Engineering Department enjoys strong
A student in the graduate program selects course work by
association with the Geology and Geophysics Departments
consultation with the Faculty Advisor and with the approval
at CSM. Courses that integrate the faculty and interests of
of the graduate committee. Course work is tailored to the
the three departments are taught at the undergraduate and
needs and interests of the student.
graduate levels.
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The department is close to oil and gas field operations,
its contents, and its potential for production. Use of the com-
oil companies and laboratories, and geologic outcrops of
puter as a tool to handle data, create graphs and log traces,
producing formations. There are many opportunities for
and make computations of reservoir parameters is required.
summer and part-time employment in the oil and gas indus-
Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN315, concurrent enroll-
try in the Denver metropolitan region.
ment in GEOL315. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
Each summer some graduate students assist with the field
hours.
sessions for undergraduate students. In the past, the field
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
session students have visited oil and gas operations in
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and
Europe, Alaska, Canada, Southern California, the Gulf
gas projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty.
Coast, and western Colorado.
Topics include time value of money concepts, discount rate
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages
assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, state
student involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engineers
and local taxes, federal income taxes, expected value con-
and the American Association of Drilling Engineers. The
cept, decision trees, bayesian analysis, the decision to pur-
department provides financial support for students attending
chase imperfect information, gambler’s ruin, and monte
the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
carlo simulation techniques. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
Description of Courses
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
PEGN408/EGES408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore technology for
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde
exploration, drilling, production and transportation of petro-
gas condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with
leum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for deter-
or without water drive. Primary reservoir performance.
mining environmental forces, hydrodynamics, structural
Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
responses, and pipe flows for the design of platform, riser,
balance. Prerequisites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315
subsea completion and pipeline systems, including environ-
(MACS315 only for non PEGN majors). 3 hours lecture;
ment-hydrodynamic-structure interactions. System design
3 semester hours.
parameters. Industry practice and the current state-of-the-art
technology for deep ocean drilling. Prerequisite: MACS315
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
including single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and
simulation, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
design of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps.
Prerequisite: PEGN308, PEGN310, PEGN311, and
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETION AND STIMULATION
EGGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Completion parameters; design for well conditions.
Perforating, sand control, skin damage associated with
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
completions and well productivity. Fluid types and proper-
EVALUATION LAB (I) This lab investigates the properties
ties; characterization of compatibilities. Stimulation tech-
of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure, and field
niques: acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants and
methods of measuring gas volumes. The application of well
fluids; types, placement and compatibilities. Estimation of
logging and formation evaluation concepts are also investi-
rates, volumes and fracture dimensions. Reservoir consid-
gated. Prerequisites: PEGN308, PEGN310, and PEGN419.
erations in fracture propagation and design. Prerequisite:
6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
PEGN361, PEGN411 and MACS315. 3 hours lecture;
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (II)
3 semester hours.
Solutions to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analyses for oil and gas.
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
programs, directional and horizontal well planning, bit
Superposition, active and interference tests. Well test design.
selection, bottom hole assembly and drillstring design.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This elective course is recommended for petroleum
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
engineering majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite:
EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well logging methods,
PEGN311, PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including the relationship between measured properties and
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
reservoir properties. Analysis of log suites for reservoir size
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary
and content. Graphical and analytical methods will be devel-
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
oped to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir,
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cepts in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering.
modeling of field performance, written exercises and oral
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development
PEGN504/GEGN504/GPGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORA-
are assigned. Several written and oral presentations are made
TION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work in multidisci-
throughout the semester. Project economics including risk
plinary teams to study practical problems and case studies
analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
in integrated subsurface exploration and development. The
PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423.
course addresses emerging technologies and timely topics.
Concurrent enrollment in PEGN414 and PEGN424;
Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438;
exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent
GP Majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303. 2 hours lecture;
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN505. HORIZONTAL WELLS: RESERVOIR AND
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) Written and oral
PRODUCTION ASPECTS This course covers the funda-
presentations by each student on current petroleum topics.
mental concepts of horizontal well reservoir and production
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
engineering with special emphasis on the new developments.
ter hours.
Each topic covered highlights the concepts that are generic
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Group or individual
to horizontal wells and draws attention to the pitfalls of
study of any topic in the field of, or closely related to, petro-
applying conventional concepts to horizontal wells without
leum engineering. By consent of instructor. Hours per week
critical evaluation. There is no set prerequisite for the course
and credit to be determined at time of registration.
but basic knowledge on general reservoir engineering con-
Graduate Courses
cepts is useful. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
PEGN506. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY METHODS
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are reviewed from
School. The 600-level courses are open only to students
both the qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Recovery
enrolled in Graduate School. Certain courses may vary from
mechanisms and design procedures for the various EOR
year to year, depending upon the number of students and
processes are discussed. In addition to lectures, problems
their particular needs.
on actual field design procedures will be covered. Field case
PEGN501. APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METHODS
histories will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent
TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING The course will solve
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems of interest in Petroleum Engineering through the
PEGN507. INTEGRATED FIELD PROCESSING Integrated
use of spreadsheets on personal computers and structured
design of production facilities covering multistage separation
FORTRAN programming on PCs or mainframes. Numerical
of oil, gas, and water, multiphase flow, oil skimmers, natural
techniques will include methods for numerical quadrature,
gas dehydration, compression, crude stabilization, petroleum
differentiation, interpolation, solution of linear and non-linear
fluid storage, and vapor recovery. Prerequisite: PEGN411 or
ordinary differential equations, curve fitting and direct or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
iterative methods for solving simultaneous equations. Pre-
PEGN508. ADVANCED ROCK PROPERTIES Application
requisites: PEGN414 and PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
of rock mechanics and rock properties to reservoir engineer-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing, well logging, well completion and well stimulation.
PEGN502. ADVANCED DRILLING FLUIDS The physical
Topics covered include: capillary pressure, relative permea-
properties and purpose of drilling fluids are investigated.
bility, velocity effects on Darcy’s Law, elastic/mechanical
Emphasis is placed on drilling fluid design, clay chemistry,
rock properties, subsidence, reservoir compaction, and sand
design, and testing; and solids control. Prerequisite: PEGN311
control. Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN426 or consent of
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
PEGN511. PHASE BEHAVIOR IN THE OIL AND GAS
PEGN503/GEGN503/GPGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLORA-
INDUSTRY Essentials of thermodynamics for understand-
TION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work alone and in
ing phase behavior. Modeling of phase behavior of single
teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley fill
and multi-component systems with equations of state and
depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary course
other appropriate solution models in spreadsheets and
that shows students how to characterize and model subsur-
commercial PVT software. Special focus on paraffins,
face reservoir performance by integrating data, methods and
asphaltenes, natural gas hydrates, and mineral deposition.
concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum engineer-
Prerequisite: ChEN357 or equivalent, or consent of instruc-
ing. Activities and topics include field trips to surface out-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
crops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms, reservoir
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PEGN512. ADVANCED GAS ENGINEERING The
points and design; cementing; directional drilling and hori-
physical properties and phase behavior of gas and gas
zontal drilling. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
condensates will be discussed. Flow through tubing and
PEGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
pipelines as well as through porous media is covered.
A detailed review of wireline well logging and evaluation
Reserve calculations for normally pressured, abnormally
methods stressing the capability of the measurements to
pressured and water drive reservoirs are presented. Both
determine normal and special reservoir rock parameters
stabilized and isochronal deliverability testing of gas wells
related to reservoir and production problems. Computers for
will be illustrated. Finally, gas storage, to meet peak load
log processing of single and multiple wells. Utilization of
demand is also covered. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent
well logs and geology in evaluating well performance
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
before, during, and after production of hydrocarbons. The
PEGN513. RESERVOIR SIMULATION I Mathematics for
sensitivity of formation evaluation parameters in the volu-
petroleum engineering calculations. Development of fluid
metric determination of petroleum in reservoirs. Prerequisite:
flow equations pertinent to petroleum production. Solutions
PEGN419 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
to diffusivity equations. Numerical reservoir simulation by
ter hours.
finite differences and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
PEGN522. ADVANCED WELL STIMULATION Basic
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
applications of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering
ter hours.
problems. Hydraulic fracturing; acid fracturing, fracturing
PEGN514. PETROLEUM TESTING TECHNIQUES
simulators; fracturing diagnostics; sandstone acidizing; sand
Investigation of basic physical properties of petroleum
control, and well bore stability. Different theories of forma-
reservoir rocks and fluids. Review of recommended practices
tion failure, measurement of mechanical properties. Review
for testing drilling fluids and oil well cements. Emphasis is
of recent advances and research areas. Prerequisite: PEGN426
placed on the accuracy and calibration of test equipment.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Quality report writing is stressed. Prerequisite: Graduate
PEGN523. ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OIL
status. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Required for students
AND GAS PROJECTS Determination of present value
who do not have a B.S. in PE.
of oil properties. Determination of severance, ad valorem,
PEGN515. RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
windfall profit, and federal income taxes. Analysis of prof-
Reservoir Engineering overview. Predicting hydrocarbon in
itability indicators. Application of decision tree theory and
place; volumetric method, deterministic and probabilistic
Monte Carlo methods to oil and gas properties. Economic
approaches, material balance, water influx, graphical tech-
criteria for equipment selection. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or
niques. Fluid flow in porous media; continuity and diffusivity
EBGN504 or ChEN504 or MNGN427 or ChEN421 or con-
equations. Well performance; productivity index for vertical,
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
perforated, fractured, restricted, slanted, and horizontal
PEGN524. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGE-
wells, inflow performance relationship under multiphase
MENT Business applications in the petroleum industry are
flow conditions. Combining material balance and well per-
the central focus. Topics covered are: fundamentals of
formance equations. Future reservoir performance predic-
accounting, oil and gas accounting, strategic planning, oil
tion; Muskat, Tarner, Carter and Tracy methods. Fetkovich
and gas taxation, oil field deals, negotiations, and the forma-
decline curves. Reservoir simulation; fundamentals and
tion of secondary units. The concepts are covered by form-
formulation, streamline simulation, integrated reservoir
ing companies that prepare proforma financial statements,
studies. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
make deals, drill for oil and gas, keep accounting records,
PEGN516. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
and negotiate the participation formula for a secondary unit.
Production Engineering Overview. Course provides a broad
Prerequisite: PEGN422 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
introduction to the practice of production engineering.
ture; 3 semester hours.
Covers petroleum system analysis, well stimulation (fractur-
PEGN538/EGES538. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
ing and acidizing), artificial lift (gas lift, sucker rod, ESP,
TECHNOLOGY Introduction to offshore engineering tech-
and others), and surface facilities. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
nology for exploration drilling, production and transportation
hours.
of petroleum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for
PEGN 517. DRILLING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
determining environmental forces, structural response, and
Drilling Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered
pipe flow for the design of platforms, risers, subsea comple-
include overall drilling organization, contracting, and report-
tion and pipeline systems, including environment-hydro-
ing; basic drilling engineering principles and equipment;
dynamic-structure interactions. System design parameters.
drilling fluids, hydraulics, and cuttings transport; drillstring
Industrial practice and state-of-the-art technology for deep
design; drill bits; drilling optimization; fishing operations;
ocean drilling. Prerequisite MACS315 or consent of instruc-
well control; pore pressure and fracture gradients, casing
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PEGN541. APPLIED RESERVOIR SIMULATION Concepts
detection, well planning for wells containing abnormal
of reservoir simulation within the context of reservoir man-
pressures, and kick circulation removal methods are taught.
agement will be discussed. Course participants will learn
Students receive hands-on training with the simulator and its
how to use available flow simulators to achieve reservoir
peripheral equipment. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of
management objectives. They will apply the concepts to an
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours simulator; 3 semester
open-ended engineering design problem. Prerequisites:
hours.
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
PEGN597. TUBULAR DESIGN Fundamentals of tubulars
ter hours.
(casing, tubing, and drill pipe) design applied to drilling.
PEGN542. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR CHARACTERI-
Major topics covered include: Dogleg running loads.
ZATION The course introduces integrated reservoir charac-
Directional hole considerations. Design criteria development.
terization from a petroleum engineering perspective. Reser-
Effects of formation pressures. Stability loads after cement-
voir characterization helps quantify properties that influence
ing. Effects of temperature, pressure, mud weights, and
flow characteristics. Students will learn to assess and inte-
cement. Helical bending of tubing. Fishing loads. Micro-
grate data sources into a comprehensive reservoir model.
annulus problem. Strengths of API tubulars. Abrasive wear
Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
while rotating drill pipe. How to design for hydrogen sulfide
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and fatigue corrosion. Connection selection. Common rig
PEGN550. MODERN RESERVOIR SIMULATORS Students
operating procedures. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361 or
will learn to run reservoir simulation software using a variety
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
of reservoir engineering examples. The course will focus
ter hours.
on the capabilities and operational features of simulators.
PEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Students will learn to use pre- and post-processors, fluid
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
property analysis software, black oil and gas reservoir models,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
and compositional models. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
PEGN577. WORKOVER DESIGN AND PRACTICE
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Workover Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered
PEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
include Workover Economics, Completion Types, Workover
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
Design Considerations, Wellbore Cleanout (Fishing),
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Workover Well Control, Tubing and Workstring Design,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Slickline Operations, Coiled Tubing Operations, Packer
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
Selection, Remedial Cementing Design and Execution,
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Completion Fluids, Gravel Packing, and Acidizing. 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 procedures
media. Bessel’s equation and functions, Laplace and Fourier
for the drilling of directional wells. Section and horizontal
transformations, the method of sources and sinks, Green’s
view preparation. Two and three dimensional directional
functions, and boundary integral techniques are covered.
planning. Collision diagrams. Surveying and trajectory cal-
Numerical evaluation of various reservoir engineering solu-
culations. Surface and down hole equipment. Common rig
tions, numerical Laplace transformation and inverse transfor-
operating procedures, and horizontal drilling techniques.
mation are also discussed. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PEGN311 or equivalent, or consent of instruc-
PEGN603. DRILLING MODELS Analytical models of
tor. 3 hours 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 buoy-
rotary rig supervision, and field practices for execution of
ancy of tubular goods. Bit weight and rotary speed optimi-
the plan. This course makes extensive use of the drilling rig
zation. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, or consent of
simulator. Prerequisite: PEGN311, or consent of instructor.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN604. INTEGRATED FLOW MODELING Students
PEGN596. ADVANCED WELL CONTROL Principles and
will study the formulation, development and application of a
procedures of pressure control are taught with the aid of a
reservoir flow simulator that includes traditional fluid flow
full-scale drilling simulator. Specifications and design of
equations and a petrophysical model. The course will discuss
blowout control equipment for onshore and offshore drilling
properties of porous media within the context of reservoir
operations, gaining control of kicks, abnormal pressure
modeling, and present the mathematics needed to understand
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and apply the simulator. Simulator applications will be inter-
PEGN681. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
spersed throughout the course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
hours.
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to research.
PEGN605. WELL TESTING AND EVALUATION Various
2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
well testing procedures and interpretation techniques for
PEGN682. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
individual wells or groups of wells. Application of these
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
techniques to field development, analysis of well problems,
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to profession-
secondary recovery, and reservoir studies. Productivity, gas
alism. 2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
well testing, pressure buildup and drawdown, well interfer-
PEGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEER-
ence, fractured wells, type curve matching, and short-term
ING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
testing. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or consent of instructor.
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
PEGN606. ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
A review of depletion type, gas-cap, and volatile oil reser-
PEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
voirs. Lectures and supervised studies on gravity segrega-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
tion, moving gas-oil front, individual well performance
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
analysis, history matching, performance prediction, and
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
development planning. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN607. PARTIAL WATER DRIVE RESERVOIRS
PEGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
The hydrodynamic factors which influence underground
Laboratory, field, and library work for the master’s thesis under
water movement, particularly with respect to petroleum
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
reservoirs. Evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs in major
water containing formations. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or
PEGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
OPHY Investigations for Doctor of Philosophy thesis under
direction of the student’s advisory committee.
PEGN608. FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS MEDIA
The factors involved in multiphase fluid flow in porous
PEGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
media. The micro- and macroscopic movement of various
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
fluid combinations. Performance of various displacement
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
tests on cores in the laboratory. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent’s faculty advisor.
PEGN614. RESERVOIR SIMULATION II Current tech-
PEGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
niques for conducting reservoir simulation studies of petro-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
leum reservoirs. Methods for discretizing reservoirs, fluid,
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
and production data. Techniques involved in model equili-
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
bration, history matching, and predictions. Black-oil and com-
dent’s faculty advisor.
positional models. Single-well and field-wide models includ-
ing 3-dimensional and 3-phase flow. Prerequisite: PEGN513
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Physics
Doctorate: 34 semester hours of course work in an
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
approved program plus 38 semester hours of research credit,
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
with a satisfactory thesis. 12 semester hours of course work
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
will be in an approved minor as specified in the general
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
requirements of the graduate school. Possible minors include
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
specialty programs in Optical Science and Engineering,
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
Photovoltaics and Electronic Materials, and Nuclear Physics
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
and Astrophysics in addition to minors in other degree pro-
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
grams on the CSM campus.
PETER W. SUTTER, Associate Professor
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
To demonstrate adequate preparation for the Ph.D. degree
CHARLES G. DURFEE III, Assistant Professor
in Applied Physics, each student must pass the physics grad-
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
uate core courses with an average grade of “B” or better.
ELI A. SUTTER, Assistant Professor
Students not achieving this standard must pass oral examina-
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
tions covering the areas of weakness identified in the core
TODD G. RUSKELL, Lecturer
courses or retake the respective course with a grade of “B”
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
or better within one year. This process is part of the require-
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
ment for admission to candidacy, which full time Ph.D. stu-
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
dents must complete within two calendar years of admission,
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
as described in the campus-wide graduate degree require-
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
ments section of this bulletin. Other degree requirements,
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
time limits, and procedural details can be found in the Physics
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
Department Graduate Policy Manual.
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
Prerequisites:
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
The Graduate School of the Colorado School of Mines is
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
open to graduates from four-year programs at accredited
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
colleges or universities. Admission to the Physics Department
Degrees Offered:
M.S. and Ph.D. programs is competitive and is based on an
Master of Science (Applied Physics)
evaluation of undergraduate performance, standardized test
scores, and references. The undergraduate course of study of
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physics)
each applicant is evaluated according to the requirements of
Program Description:
the Physics Department. A student may not be a candidate
The Physics Department at CSM offers a full program
for a graduate and an undergraduate degree at the same time.
of instruction and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. in
Required Curriculum:
applied physics.
Master of Science, Applied Physics
Graduate students are given a solid background in
Core Courses
the fundamentals of classical and modern physics at an
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
advanced level and are encouraged early in their studies to
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
learn about the research interests of the faculty so that a
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
thesis topic can be identified.
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
Program Requirements:
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
Students entering graduate programs in Applied Physics
Electives - 9 hours.
will select an initial program in consultation with the depart-
Graduate Seminar* - 2 hours.
mental graduate student advising committee until such time
Master’s Thesis
as a research field has been chosen and a thesis committee
appointed. The following are requirements for the M.S. and
Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics
Ph.D. degrees:
Core Courses
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
Master’s: 24 semester hours of course work in an approved
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
program plus 12 semester hours of research credit, with a
PHGN511 Mathematical Physics I
satisfactory thesis. Fifteen semester hours of course work
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
plus thesis must be taken in residence.
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
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Graduate Seminar* - 4 hours.
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
12 hour minor: as specified in the general require-
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
ments for the graduate school and discussed above under
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 3 hours lecture;
program requirements.
3 semester hours
Doctoral Thesis.
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa-
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
*Graduate Seminar: Each full-time graduate student
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
(M.S. and Ph.D.) will register for Graduate Seminar each
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
semester for a total of 2 semester hours credit for the M.S.
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
and 4 semester hours credit for the Ph.D.
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320, PHGN350,
Fields of Research:
PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Applied Optics: lasers, ultrafast optics and x-ray gen-
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda-
eration, spectroscopy, near-field and multi-photon
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
microscopy, non-linear optics.
hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure, multielectron atoms,
Nuclear: low energy reactions, nuclear astrophysics,
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
nuclear theory, fusion plasma diagnostics.
3 semester hours.
Electronic Materials: photovoltaics, nanostructures and
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
quantum dots, thin film semiconductors, transparent
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and
conductors, amorphous materials, magnetic materials.
systematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; intro-
Solid State: x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, elec-
duction and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and
tron microscopy, self assembled systems, condensed
strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop
matter theory.
and shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Surface and Interfaces: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,
Auger spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopies.
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review
of basic physical principles; types of power generation treat-
Description of Courses
ed include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermo-
Senior Level
electric, thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydro-
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS The lives, times, and
dynamic, piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours
scientific contributions of key historical physicists are
lecture; 3 semester hours.
explored in an informal seminar format. Each week a mem-
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental
ber of the faculty will lead discussions about one or more
aspects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on
different scientists who have figured significantly in the
measurements of basic stellar properties such as distance,
development of the discipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour
luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
lecture; 1 semester hour.
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exami-
nuclear processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis.
nation of several environmental issues in terms of the fun-
Introduction to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang
damental underlying principles of physics including energy
models. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy;
hours.
nuclear power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
effects; aspects of air, noise, and thermal pollution. Pre-
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Appli-
requisite: PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
cation of science and engineering principles to the design,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex
processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN,
variables, partial differential equations, special functions,
ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN; consent of instructor. 1.5 hours
finite and infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Green’s func-
lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tions. Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentary study of the properties of solids including crys-
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
talline structure and its determination, lattice vibrations,
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorp-
electrons in metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students
tive and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties
in physics may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite:
of materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
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PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLI-
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
CATION AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the princi-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
ples of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
faces. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN501 or equiva-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
lent by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours.
Graduate Courses
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
School.
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
PHGN501. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Graduate students
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and, in addition,
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of
attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar coordi-
advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
nated by a faculty member. Students will be responsible for
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear
presentations during this weekly seminar. 1 hour seminar;
physics. Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C,
1 semester hour.
Fortran or Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PHGN502. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Graduate students
hours.
will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and, in addition,
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s equa-
attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar coordi-
tions; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic fields;
nated by a faculty member. Students will be responsible for
macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution functions; dif-
presentations during this weekly seminar. 1 hour seminar;
fusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma; plasma oscilla-
1 semester hour.
tions and waves, conductivity, magnetohydrodynamics, sta-
PHGN504. RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASURE-
bility theory; Alven waves, plasma confinement. Prerequi-
MENT Physical principles and methodology of the instru-
site: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentation used in the detection and measurement of ionizing
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
radiation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa-
3 semester hours.
tion and polarization; applications in optics: imaging, lasers,
PHGN505. CLASSICAL MECHANICS I (I) Review of
resonators and wavelengths. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in the dynamics
lecture; 3 semester hours.
of particles and rigid bodies; kinetic theory; coupled oscilla-
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) The first of a two-semester
tions and continuum mechanics; fluid mechanics. Prerequi-
program covering the full spectrum of experimental design,
site: PHGN350 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
drawing on the student’s previous course work. At the
hours.
beginning of the first semester, the student selects a research
PHGN507. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I (II) To pro-
project in consultation with the course coordinator and the
vide a strong background in electromagnetic theory. Electro-
faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are given to
statics, magnetostatics, dynamical Maxwell equations, wave
the student in broad outline form. The student then designs
phenomena. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equivalent. 3 hours
the entire project, including any or all of the following ele-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ments as appropriate: literature search, specialized apparatus,
PHGN511. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (I) Review of
block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or
complex variable and finite and infinite-dimensional linear
analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
vector spaces. Sturm-Liouville problem, integral equations,
sequences. The course culminates in a senior thesis. Supple-
computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311 or equivalent.
mentary lectures are given on techniques of physics research
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and experimental design. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
PHGN520. QUANTUM MECHANICS I (I) Schroedinger
PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimen-
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) Continuation of PHGN471.
sional problems, axioms for state vectors and operators,
Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour lecture,
matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic
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oscillator, angular momentum; semiclassical methods, varia-
research topics from the current literature. Prerequisite:
tional methods, two-level system, sudden and adiabatic
PHGN440 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
changes, applications. Prerequisite: PHGN420 or equivalent.
hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN560. FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION Intro-
PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II (II) Review of
duction to the theory and techniques of optical communica-
angular momentum, central potentials and applications.
tions. Topics include fiber optics, transmitters, receivers,
Spin; rotations in quantum mechanics. Formal scattering
amplifiers, multichannel system design, dispersion compen-
theory, Born series, partial wave analysis. Addition of
sation and soliton communications. Prerequisite: PHGN462
angular momenta, Wigner-Eckart theorem, selection rules,
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
identical particles. Prerequisite: PHGN520. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN566. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
3 semester hours.
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
PHGN525/MLGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS Solid state
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
the outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interactions.
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and
are provided, highlighting the application of these techniques
optical transfer functions, detectors, and optical system
to current problems, particularly electronic materials. Pre-
examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
requisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN580. QUANTUM OPTICS Theory and application of
PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS (II) Review of
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
thermodynamics; equilibrium and stability; statistical opera-
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla-
tor and ensembles; ideal systems; phase transitions; non-
tion, nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and PHGN462.
equilibrium systems. Prerequisite: PHGN341or equivalent
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and PHGN520. Co-requisite: PHGN521. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
3 semester hours.
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit
PHGN535/ChEN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
SILICON PROCESSING LABORATORY Explores the
PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
application of science and engineering principles to the
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
fabrication and testing of microelectronic devices with
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
emphasis on specific unit operations and interrelation among
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
processing steps. Teams work together to fabricate, test, and
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
optimize simple devices. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (I)
PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES An overview of the
Graduate students will attend the weekly Physics Collo-
physical principles involved in the fabrication, characteri-
quium and, in addition, attend a weekly, one-hour, student-
zation, and operation of solid state devices. Topics will
based seminar coordinated by a faculty member. Students
include: p-n junction devices (e.g., LEDs, solar cells, lasers,
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly
particle detectors); junction transistor devices (e.g., FETs,
seminar. Prerequisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502.
thyristors, switches); surface- and interface-controlled
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
devices (e.g., MOSFETs, CSDs, Schottky barrier devices);
other devices such as infrared detectors, recording and dis-
PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (II)
play devices, thermoelectric devices, Josephson junctions,
Graduate students will attend the weekly Physics Collo-
electroluminescent and electrochromic panels. Prerequisite:
quium and, in addition, attend a weekly, one-hour, student-
PHGN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
based seminar coordinated by a faculty member. Students
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly
PHGN544. THEORY AND OPERATION OF PHOTO-
seminar. Prerequisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502.
VOLTAIC DEVICES A thorough treatment of photovoltaic
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
device operation and theory. Material and device parameters
as related to the generation of photocurrents and photo-
PHGN606. CLASSICAL MECHANICS II Continuation
voltages in solar cells. Physics of various solar cell types:
of PHGN505. Selected topics from elasticity, plasticity, and
homojunctions, heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, MIS, SIS,
fluid mechanics including the thermal and electromagnetic
electrochemical. Environmental effects and device produc-
interaction. Theories of interacting fields. Prerequisite:
tion. Important measurement techniques. Discussion of
PHGN505. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II Spherical,
PHGN641/MLGN648. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
cylindrical, and guided waves; relativistic 4-dimensional
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
formulation of electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite:
trons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; trans-
PHGN507. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
port properties; electron states and excitations in semi-
PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II Continuation
conductors and insulators; magnetism; superconductivity.
of PHGN511. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
Prerequisite: PHGN640/MLGN607 or consent of instructor.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN622. QUANTUM MECHANICS III Continuation of
PHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PHGN521. Introduction to the techniques of quantized fields
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit
with applications to quantum electrodynamics and the non-
to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
relativistic many-body problem. Prerequisite: PHGN521.
PHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN623. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
The fundamental physics principles and quantum mechanical
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
models and methods underlying nuclear structure, transi-
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
tions, and scattering reactions. Prerequisite: PHGN521 or
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
PHGN624. NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS The physical
(I, II, S) Preparation of master’s thesis under supervision of
principles and research methods used to understand nucleo-
the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required of all
synthesis and energy generation in the universe. Prerequisite:
candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours upon completion of thesis.
PHGN631. TOPICS IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS
PHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
Continuation of PHGN530. Interacting systems; disordered
OPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of stu-
systems; phase transitions; Green functions for many-body
dent’s doctoral committee. Required of candidates for the
systems; scaling and renormalization in critical phenomena.
degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 30 semester hours credit.
Prerequisite: PHGN530 and PHGN622. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
3 semester hours.
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
PHGN640/MLGN607. CONDENSED MATTER I (I)
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
trons in solids: structure and symmetry; electron states
dent’s faculty advisor.
and excitations in metals; transport properties. Prerequisite:
PHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
PHGN520 and PHGN440/MLGN502 or consent of instruc-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must
be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate stu-
dent’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 Labora-
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
tory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
as a focal point for industry- driven research and education
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
in advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer-
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic materials.
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
The laboratory is supported by an industrial consortium that
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch
holds semi-annual meetings designed to maximize inter-
of materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
action between participants, evaluate the research conducted
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and
by graduate students and faculty, and provide direction and
producers of steels, to educate graduate students within the
guidance for future activities. ACSEL provides opportunities
context of research programs of major theoretical and prac-
for CSM faculty and graduate students to visit and work
tical interest to the steel-using and steel-producing indus-
in sponsor facilities, participate in technical meetings
tries, to stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metal-
with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to gain employment
lurgy, and to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the
with sponsors.
processing, quality and application of steel.
Advanced Control of Energy and
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
Power Systems
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
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, features
graduate student committees.
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the National
Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
(DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI),
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other uni-
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
versities. The mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental
Center for Automation, Robotics and
and applied research supporting the technical advancement
Distributed Intelligence
of the electric utility industry, their customers, and compo-
nent suppliers in the field of electric power systems with
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed
special emphasis on the advanced/intelligent control and
Intelligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application
power quality in the generation, transmission, distribution,
of advanced engineering and computer science research in
and utilization; using such research as a means of advancing
neural networks, robotics, data mining, image processing,
graduate education.
signal processing, sensor fusion, information technology,
distributed networks, sensor and 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, com-
electronics, enhanced computer and communications sys-
munications and medicine. CARDI concentrates on prob-
tems, new smart sensor and actuators, and smart interactive
lems which are not amenable to traditional solutions within
utility/customer interface systems. Examples include devel-
a single discipline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary
opment of intelligent substations, impact of highly varying
systems approach to integrate technologies. The systems
loads, e.g. arc furnaces, on power quality, localized and
require closed loop controllers that incorporate artificial
adaptive monitoring systems for transmission and distribu-
intelligence and machine learning techniques to reason
tion networks, and intelligent automatic generation control
autonomously or in cooperation with a human supervisor.
for transient loads.
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
Due to the strong interest shown by other institutions and
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
national and international utilities, ACEPS has been trans-
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
formed into an NSF Mega-Center which includes twelve
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
other universities and more than thirty industrial members.
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
With this expansion, and given the electric power deregula-
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Inter-
tion phase, the power center has become a key national
action with industry enables CARDI to identify technical
resource for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of
needs that require research, to cooperatively develop solu-
this major industrial sector.
tions, and to generate innovative mechanisms for the tech-
nology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated students are
encouraged to join CARDI for education and research in
the area of robotics and intelligent systems.
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Center for Combustion and
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
Environmental Research
Education are
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
♦ To conduct world-class research on teaching and
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational
learning in science and engineering.
unit specializing in the chemistry and physics of exothermic
♦ To use the results of that research to continually
reacting flows. Specific research projects are varied, but
improve instruction at the Colorado School of Mines
they fall into five core areas: detailed combustion chemical
to better support the learning process of our students.
kinetic modeling and experiment; combustion flow-field
♦ To support the educational needs of science and engi-
modeling and experiment; combustion spray and aerosol
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, gradu-
modeling and experiment; optical sensing techniques in
ate and professional development levels.
combustion; and combustion emissions remediation.
Collaborative projects involve CSM’s Engineering Divi-
Center for Environmental Risk
sion and Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
Assessment
Department, and often include faculty and students from other
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk
universities. Interaction with federal and industrial sponsors
Assessment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance envi-
not only helps to guide the Center’s program, but offers
ronmental risk assessment research and educational activities
students opportunities after graduation.
at CSM. By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise
to bear on problems in environmental risk assessment,
Center for Commercial Applications of
CERA facilitates the development of significantly improved,
Combustion in Space
scientifically-based approaches for estimating human and
The Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion in
ecological risks and for using the results of such assessments.
Space (CCACS) is a NASA/Industry/ University space com-
Education and research programs within CERA integrate
mercialization center based at the Colorado School of Mines.
faculty and students from the departments of Chemical Engi-
The mission of the Center is to assist industry in developing
neering and Petroleum Refining, Environmental Sciences
commercial products by conducting combustion research
and Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Economics
which takes advantage of the unique properties of space as
and Business, Mathematics and Computer Science, and
well as to address NASA’s objectives in space.
Geology and Geological Engineering.
The Center operates under the auspices of NASA’s Office
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
of Space Product Development (OSPD), whose mission is to
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
provide access to space for commercial research and devel-
opment activities by private industry. The focus of CCACS
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
is on products and processes in which combustion plays a
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
key role and which can benefit from knowledge to be gained
programs and expertise from CSM, Rocky Mountain Musculo-
through experiments conducted in space. Examples include
skeletal Research Laboratories (RMMRL), University of
combustors, fire suppression and safety, combustion syn-
Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Colorado VA
thesis production of advanced materials and sensors and con-
Research Center. Established at CSM as a National Science
trols, and space resource development. The Center involves
Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research
faculty and students from the departments of Chemical
Center, IBDMS is also supported by industry and State
Engineering, Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials
organizations.
Engineering, and Physics. For further information, contact
IBDMS has become an international center for the devel-
CCACS Director Dr. Michael Duke, (303) 384-2096.
opment of Bionic Orthopaedics, sports medicine, human
sensory augmentation, and smart orthoses. Through the
Center for Engineering Education
efforts of this center, new major and minor programs in
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries
bioengineering and biotechnology are being established at
educational research with assessment, outreach and teaching.
both the CSM graduate and undergraduate levels.
The Center serves as a focal point for educational research
conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomorrow’s
With its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), IBDMS seeks
scientists and engineers requires that we look at student learn-
to establish educational programs, short- and long-term basic
ing as a system. The principles of cognitive psychology and
and applied research efforts that would enhance the competi-
educational psychology provide the best explanation of how
tive position of Colorado and U.S. bio-industry in the inter-
this learning system works. Education will be most effective
national markets. IBDMS focuses the work of diverse engi-
when educational research, informed by the principles of cog-
neering, materials and medicine disciplines. Its graduates are
nitive and educational psychology, along with the application
a new generation of students with an integrated engineering
of that research, and teaching, are linked and interrelated.
and medicine systems view, with increasing opportunities
available in the biosciences.
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Center for Research on Hydrates and
exploration, global seismology, ocean sound-speed profiling,
Other Solids
nondestructive testing and evaluation, and land-mine detec-
tion, among other areas. Extensive use is made of analytical
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
techniques, especially asymptotic methods and computa-
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and govern-
tional techniques. Methodology is developed through com-
ment entities. The center focuses on research and education
puter implementation, based on the philosophy that the
involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous fluids which
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to field
affect exploration, production and processing of gas and oil.
or experimental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical
Involving over twenty students and faculty from five
problem, develops a mathematical model that adequately
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
represents the physics, derives an approximate solution tech-
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
nique, generates a computer code to implement the method,
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
tests on synthetic data, and, finally, tests on field data.
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent visits
to their facilities. For students, this interaction often contin-
Center for Welding, Joining and
ues beyond graduation, with opportunities for employment
Coatings Research
at sponsoring industries. For more information, see
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
www.mines.edu/research/chs.
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with research-
Center for Solar and Electronic
ers and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
neering Department and the Engineering Division. The goal
Materials
of CWJCR is to promote education and research, and to
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
advance understanding of the metallurgical and processing
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
aspects of welding, joining and coating processes. Current
ing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar and
center activities include: education, research, conferences,
related applications. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
short courses, seminars, information source and transfer, and
laborations across the CSM campus; fosters interactions with
industrial consortia. The Center receives significant support
national laboratories, industries, public utilities, and other
from industry, national laboratories and government entities.
universities; and serves to guide and strengthen the elec-
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
tronic materials curriculum.
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of Physics,
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical Engi-
opportunities include:
neering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the Division
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
of Engineering. The largest research activity is directed at
Center’s research program.
the photovoltaic industry. CSEM also supports research in
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
thin film materials, polymeric devices, nanoscale science,
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, materials
encapsulants, electronic materials processing, and systems
and services.
issues associated with electronic materials and devices.
Research experience at industrial plants or national
Graduate students in materials science and the above-
laboratories.
mentioned departments can pursue research on center-related
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
projects. Undergraduates are involved through engineering
recognized organizations through student presenta-
design courses and summer research. Close proximity to the
tions of university research.
National Renewable Energy Lab and several local photo-
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
voltaic companies provides a unique opportunity for students
engineering professional societies.
to work with industry and government labs as they attempt
to solve real world problems. External contacts also provide
Colorado Advanced Materials Institute
guidance in targeting the educational curriculum toward the
With a mission to coordinate and foster research in
needs of the electronic materials industry.
materials science and engineering leading to economic
development, CAMI was established in 1984 by the State
Center for Wave Phenomena
of Colorado at CSM. Located at CSM, the Institute functions
With sponsorship for its research by 26 companies in the
as a consortium of state government, research universities
worldwide oil exploration industry, this interdisciplinary pro-
(CSM, CU, CSU, and DU), and private industries.
gram, including faculty and students from the Mathematical
CAMI is funded by the Colorado Commission on Higher
and Computer Sciences and Geophysics Departments, is
Education and has several programs aimed at promoting
engaged in a coordinated and integrated program of research
effective partnerships between Colorado industry and uni-
in inverse problems and problems of seismic data processing
versities. CAMI’s Seed Grant program provides grants to
and inversion. Its methods have applications to seismic
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