Colorado
School of Mines
2004–2005
Graduate Bulletin

To CSM Graduate Students
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Office of Graduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
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Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2004–2005

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. . . . . . 27
Academic Departments & Divisions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance. . . . . . . . . . 27
Exceptions and Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
General Information
6
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis . . . . . . . . . 29
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies . . . . . . . . . 29
Institutional Values and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Graduate Students in Undergraduate Courses . . . 29
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Course and Thesis Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Grade Appeal Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The Graduate School
10
Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Withdrawing from School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Graduate Degrees Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Nondegree Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Veterans’ Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Admission to the Graduate School
11
Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Categories of Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . 33
Admission Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Application Review Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Student Fees and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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
Academic 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 . . . . . . . . 78
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
(WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . 118
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 132
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 138
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Registration and Tuition Classification
21 Centers and Institutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
General Registration Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Directory of the School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Research Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Policies and Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Eligibility for Thesis Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Graduation Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Full-time Status - Required Course Load . . . . . . . 21
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Late Registration Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Reciprocal Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Personal Relationships Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
In-State Tuition Classification Status . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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Graduate Bulletin
2004–2005
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester
2004
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23 , Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23 , Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 24 , Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug.27 , Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 6 Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 8 Wednesday
Fall Break Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 18 , Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 18 , Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students/All graduate students . . . . . . . Nov 2 , Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 15-19 , Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 25 –Nov. 28 , Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New undergraduate students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 1 , Wednesday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9 , Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10 , Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 14 Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 11, 13-16 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17 , Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17 , Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 20 , Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18 –Jan.11 , Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester
2005
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 11 , Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 12 , Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 14 , Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 27 , Thursday
Midterms grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 7 , Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 19-27 , Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course– . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 12 , Tuesday
All students except new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 7-10 , Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration Field, Summer, Fall Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 11-15 , Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen . . . May 2, , Monday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5 , Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6 , Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 10 , Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7 , May 9-12 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 13 , Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 13 Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 16 , Monday
Field/Summer Sessions
2005
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 16 , Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day) . . . . May 20 , Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 30 , Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10 , Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 24 , Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 27 , Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 20 , Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . June 27 , Monday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4 Monday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 11 , Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . July 15 , Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15 , Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 5 Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 12 , Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 15 , Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 19 , Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22 , Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2004–2005

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
T elephone
F A X
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
Lisa Burnham
(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
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Christina Jensen
303-273-3229
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
303-273-3516
Physics
Interlink@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3830
Registrar’s Office
Registrar
303-273-3200
Graduate Student Association
Josh Pearson
303 273-2101
President
Color ado School of Mines
Gr aduate Bulletin
2004 –2005
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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 and
community by providing high quality educational and
utilization which can be brought to bear on the world’s press­
research experiences to students in science, engineering and
ing resource-related environmental problems. As such, it
related areas that support the institutional mission. Recog­
occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions of
nizing the importance of responsible earth stewardship, CSM
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 of
improve the quality of life of the world’s inhabitants and to
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 engineer­
to instill in all graduate students a broad class of develop­
ing degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
mental and educational attributes:
(Colorado revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
x An in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization, en­
Throughout the school’s 127 year history, the translation
hanced by hands-on experiential learning, and breadth
of its mission into educational programs has been influenced
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,
x The ability to function effectively in an information-
and associated fields related to
based economy and society, including:
x the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources,
1. written, oral and graphical communications skills
that enable effective transmission of concepts and
x their conversion to materials and energy,
ideas as well as technical information, and
x their utilization in advanced processes and products,
2. expertise in finding, retrieving, evaluating, storing
and
and disseminating information in ways that enhance
x 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
x 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
x 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:
x The capability of adapting to, appreciating and working
x
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
x 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
x
in their own society.
Spreading and enhancing the reputation of Mines
throughout the world
x High standards of integrity expressed through ethical
x
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
x 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
x 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
x To insure that these activities are conducted in an envi­
physical well-being of people in Colorado and the nation.
ronment of minimum influence and bias, it is essential
x Expertise in problem-solving methodologies, including
that CSM protect the academic freedom of all members
engineering design and structured decision-making,
of its community.
which is of growing importance in all technical-social-
x To provide the mechanisms for creation and dissemi­
political realms as our global society becomes increas­
nation of knowledge, the institution recognizes that
ingly complex and interdependent.
access to information and information technology (e.g.
x Leadership in the development of innovative educa­
library, computing and internet resources) are part of
tional tools and techniques which can help people—
the basic infrastructure support to which every member
young and old—to be better prepared to succeed in
of the community is entitled.
advanced education, productive careers, and satisfying
x To promote the utilization and application of knowl­
personal lives.
edge, it is incumbent upon CSM to define and protect
Additional outreach responsibilities are imposed by the
the intellectual-property rights and responsibilities of
special role and nature of Mines:
faculty members, students, as well as the institution.
x CSM is committed to inculcating in its traditional resi­
The following principles derive from these values and
dential undergraduate and graduate students an appre­
responsibilities:
ciation for and commitment to life-long learning and
x The institution exists to bring faculty and students
inquiry. This imposes on Mines a responsibility to create
together to form a community of scholars.
and support Professional Outreach programs that will
x
expose students to self-directed learning experiences
Faculty members have unique relationship with the
while still in residence, and provide opportunities for
institution because of their special responsibility to
continued intellectual growth after they graduate.
create and disseminate knowledge independent of
oversight or direction from the institution.
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x Students have a dual role as creators and recipients of
x The institution exists to bring faculty and students
knowledge.
together to form a community of scholars.
x The institution and the faculty share responsibility for
x 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
x The institution and the faculty are mutually dependent
the institution.
upon each other, and share the responsibility for the
x Faculty activities must be driven by academic needs
reputation of both the university and the individual.
relating to the creation and dissemination of knowledge
x Although research objectives should be informed by
rather than commercial opportunities.
the institution’s responsibility (as a public institution)
x 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
x Research policies and practices must conform to the
ideas and as directed employees.
state non-competition law which requires that all
x 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.
x Both the creator and the institution have an interest in,
x Both the creator and the institution have interest in, and
and a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and
a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and utili­
utilization of knowledge for the public good.
zation of new knowledge for public good through pub­
x Although commercialization is not a primary responsi­
lication and commercialization.
bility of the university community, it is sometimes the
x Although commercialization is not a primary responsi­
result of technology transfer.
bility of the university community, it is a common
x 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
x
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
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
faculty and promotes the creation, dissemination, and appli­
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
cation of knowledge through the timely and free exchange of
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of ex­
ideas, information, and research results for the public good.
ploration, 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
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
application of knowledge by defining and protecting the
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
rights and responsibilities of faculty members, students and
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
the institution, with respect to intellectual property which
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally
may be created while an individual is employed as a faculty
established. The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
member or enrolled as a student. The following principles,
derived from these responsibilities and values, govern the
development and implementation of CSM’s Intellectual
Property Policies.
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As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather
Location
narrow initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in
Golden, Colorado, has always been the home of CSM.
petroleum production and refining as well. Recently it has
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 20 minutes
added programs in materials science and engineering, energy
west of Denver, this community of 15,000 also serves as
and environmental engineering, and a broad range of other
home to the Coors Brewing Company, the National Renew­
engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
able Energy Laboratory, and a major U.S. Geological Survey
mission as education and research in engineering and applied
facility that also contains the National Earthquake Center.
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
The seat of government for Jefferson County, Golden once
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
served as the territorial capital of Colorado. Skiing is an hour
resources.
away to the west.
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
Administration
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
By state statute, the school is managed by a seven-member
found in every corner of the globe.
board of trustees appointed by the governor, and the student
body elects a nonvoting student board member each year.
The school is supported financially by student tuition and
fees and by the state through annual appropriations. These
funds are augmented by government and privately sponsored
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 and
Accreditation
Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. It also has one of
level of the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning
the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering programs in
Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North
the country that still focuses on the complete materials cycle
LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 –
from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
telephone (312) 263-0456.
In addition to the traditional programs defining the insti­
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
tutional focus, CSM is pioneering both undergraduate and
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
graduate interdisciplinary programs. The School understands
111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 –
that solutions to the complex problems involving global
telephone (410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree
processes and quality of life issues require cooperation
programs in chemical engineering, engineering, engineering
among scientists, engineers, economists, and the humanities.
physics, geological engineering, geophysical engineering,
CSM offers interdisciplinary programs in areas such as
metallurgical and materials engineering, mining engineering
materials science, environmental science and engineering,
and petroleum engineering. The American Chemical Society
management and public policy, engineering systems, and
has approved the degree program in the Department of
geochemistry. These programs make interdisciplinary con-
Chemistry and Geochemistry.
nections between traditional fields of engineering, physical
science and social science, emphasizing a broad
exposure to fundamental principles while cross-link-
Degree Programs
Prof. M.S. M.E. Ph.D.
ing information from traditional disciplines to create


the insight needed for breakthroughs in the solution
Applied Physics
of modern problems.
Chemical Engineering


To provide flexibility in meeting new challenges,
Chemistry

CSM also provides students the opportunity to
Applied Chemistry

develop individualized, interdisciplinary graduate
Engineering Systems


research programs at both the Master and PhD level.
Engineering & Technology Management

This program allows students to earn degrees which
have one of the following titles:
Environmental Geochemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary)
Environmental Science & Engineering


Master of Science (Interdisciplinary)
Geochemistry


Master of Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
Geological Engineering



When the need arises, CSM also offers interdisci­


plinary, non-thesis Professional Master degrees to
Geology
meet the career needs of working professionals in
Geophysical Engineering


CSM’s focus areas.
Geophysics


Coordinated by the several departments involved,
Materials Science


these interdisciplinary programs contribute to CSM’s
Mathematical & Computer Science


leadership role in addressing the problems and devel-
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering



oping solutions that will enhance the quality of life


for all of earth’s inhabitants in the next century.
Mineral Economics
Mineral Exploration & Mining
Graduate Degrees Offered
Geosciences

CSM offers professional masters, master of
Mining & Earth Systems Engineering



science (M.S.), master of engineering (M.E.) and
doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in the disci­
Petroleum Engineering



plines listed in the chart at right.
Petroleum Reservoir Systems

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Admission to the Graduate School
Admission Requirements
student who subsequently decides to pursue a regular degree
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is
program must apply and gain admission to the Graduate
open to graduates from four-year programs at recognized
School. All credits earned as a nondegree student may be
colleges or universities. Admission to all graduate programs
transferred into the regular degree program if the student’s
is competitive, based on an evaluation of undergraduate
graduate committee and department head approve.
performance, test scores and references. The undergraduate
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
background of each applicant is evaluated according to the
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate
requirements of each department outlined later in this sec­
students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
tion of the Bulletin. Students may not be a candidates for a
Certificate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while
graduate and an undergraduate degree at the same time.
completing the requirements for their Bachelor Degree.
Undergraduate students in the Combined Degree Program
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
may, however, work toward completion of graduate degree
education. An overview of these combined programs and
requirements prior to completing undergraduate degree
description of the admission process and requirements are
requirements. See the Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of
Degree section of the Graduate Bulletin for details of this
this Bulletin.
program.
Admission Procedure
Categories of Admission
Applying for Admission
There are three categories of admission to graduate
Apply electronically for admission on the World Wide Web.
studies at Colorado School of Mines: regular, provisional,
Our Web address is
and special graduate nondegree.
http://www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad
Regular Degree Students
Follow the procedure outlined below.
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as
determined by the program to which they have applied are
1. Application: Go to the online application form at
admitted as regular graduate students.
www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad/graduate_admissions.html.
You may download a paper copy of the application from our
Provisional Degree Students
website or contact 303-273-3247 or grad-school@Mines.edu
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular
to have one sent my mail. Students wishing to apply for
degree program directly may be admitted as provisional
graduate school should submit completed applications by
degree students for a trial period not longer than 12 months.
the following dates:
During this period students must demonstrate their ability to
for Fall admission
work for an advanced degree as specified by the admitting
January 1 – Priority consideration for financial support
degree program. After the first semester, the student may
April 1 – International student deadline
request that the department review his or her progress and
July 1 – Domestic student deadline*
make a decision concerning full degree status. With depart­
for Spring Admission
ment approval, the credits earned under the provisional
September 1 – International student deadline
status can be applied towards the advanced degree.
November 1 – Domestic student deadline
International Special Graduate Students
*April 30 for Geology and Geological Engineering
Applicants who wish to study as non-degree students for
applicants
one or two semesters may apply for Special Graduate status.
Students wishing to submit applications beyond the final
Special Graduate student status is available to a limited
deadline should make a request to the individual academic
number of applicants from abroad. All such students who
department.
attend class or audit courses at Colorado School of Mines
2. Transcripts: Send to the Graduate School two official
must register and pay the appropriate nonresident tuition and
transcripts from each school previously attended. The tran­
fees for the credits taken.
scripts may accompany the application or may be sent
Nondegree Students
directly by the institution attended. International students’
Practicing professionals may wish to update their profes­
transcripts must be in English or have an official English
sional knowledge or broaden their areas of competence with­
translation attached.
out committing themselves to a degree program. They may
3. Letters of Recommendation: Ask three people who
enroll for regular courses as nondegree students. Inquiries
know your personal qualities and scholastic or professional
and applications should be made to the Registrar’s Office,
abilities to mail a letter of recommendation directly to the
CSM, Golden, CO 80401-0028. Phone: 303-273-3200;
Graduate School. At least two of the letters should be from
FAX 303-384-2253. A person admitted as a nondegree
people acquainted with the scholastic abilities of the applicant.
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4. Graduate Record Examination: Most departments
Financial Assistance
require the General test of the Graduate Record Examination
To apply for CSM financial assistance, check the box
for applicants seeking admission to their programs. Refer to
in the Financial Information section of the online graduate
the section Graduate Degree Programs and Courses by
application or complete the Financial Assistance section on
Department or the Graduate School application packet to
the paper application.
find out if you must take the GRE examination. For informa­
tion about the test, write to Graduate Record Examinations,
Application Review Process
Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ
When application materials are received by the Graduate
08541-6000 (Telephone 609-771-7670), or visit online at
School, they are processed and sent to the desired degree
www.gre.org.
program for review. The review is conducted according to
the process developed and approved by the faculty of that
5. English Language Requirement: Students whose native
degree program. The degree program transmits its decision
language is not English must score at least 550 on the paper
to the Dean of the Graduate School, who then notifies the
TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
applicant. The decision of the degree program is final and
or 213 on the computer-based examination and have the
may not be appealed.
results sent to the Graduate School. Contact local American
embassies or write to TOEFL Services, Educational Testing
Health Record and Additional Steps
Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA,
When students first enroll at CSM, they must complete
(Telephone 609-771-7100) for information about the TOEFL
the student health record form which is sent to them when
examination. You may also visit online at www.toefl.org. If a
they are accepted for enrollment. Students must submit
TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be handi­
the student health record, including health history, medical
capped academically, as a condition for admission the appli­
examination, and record of immunization, in order to com­
cant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK Language
plete registration.
program at CSM until the required proficiency is achieved.
Questions can be addressed to the Coulter Student Health
The INTERLINK Language program offers intensive
Center, 1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869. The
English language instruction and skills development for aca­
Health Center telephone numbers are 303-273-3381 and
demic success. See the detailed description of INTERLINK
303-279-3155.
on page 15 of this catalog.
International Students
6. Additional instructions for admission to graduate
Qualifying international students (see Admission Require­
school specific to individual departments are contained in
ments above) apply for graduate study by following steps
the application for admission.
one through six listed in this section.
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Student Life at CSM
Housing
Student Center remodeling and additions were completed
Mines Park
in 1996 and 2001. The new additions house more meeting
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
rooms, a food court, and the Admissions, Financial Aid and
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
Registrar’s Offices, Career Services, International Student
by CSM. The first phase of Mines Park (112 units) was com­
Services, the Cashier’s Office, and Student Development and
pleted in 1998 and the second phase (160 units) will be fin­
Academic Support Services.
ished for Fall semester 2004. The complex houses some
Office for Student Development and
freshmen, upper class students, and families. Residents must
Academic Services
be full-time students.
Counseling: The SDAS Office, located in the Student
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dish­
Center, offers personal and career counseling, a 300-volume
washers, cable television and campus phone lines, and T-1
resource library, skills development, and wellness-related
connections to the campus network system. There are two
materials. Students can find individual help and group
community centers which contain the laundry facilities,
presentations, presented by professional counselors on
recreational/study space, and a convenience store.
topics such as stress management, relaxation, assertiveness,
time management, and alcohol/drug education.
Rates are as follows:
Family Housing
Academic Services: Individual sessions for graduate
1 bedroom
$625/mo
students are available through SDAS. Topics include effec­
2 bedroom
$720/mo
tive studying and preparation for qualifying exams, memory
3 bedroom
$880/mo
skills, rapid reading of technical material, and learning
Apartment Housing
styles. Graduate students are welcome to avail themselves
1 bedroom
$625/mo
of other services offered by SDAS, such as free tutoring
2 bedroom
$844/mo
or weekly workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry,
3 bedroom
$1,125/mo
or physics.
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
International Student Services
please contact the housing office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
The International Student Office advises international
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
students, coordinates the Host Family Program, and holds
Room 218.
orientation programs for new foreign students at the begin­
Campus Residence Halls
ning of each semester. The international student advisor
processes student visas and work permits.
Four of the residence halls located on campus have the
traditional double rooms and common bathrooms, and our
For more information, call the International Student
fifth Residence Hall, Weaver Towers, has suites for seven to
Services office at 303-273-3210 or FAX 303-273-3099.
eight people with two private bathrooms and a common
Identification Cards
living room.
Identification cards are made in the Student Activities
Residence hall rooms are contracted for the entire aca­
Office in the Parker Student Center, and all new students
demic year; costs range from $3,420 for a traditional double
must have an identification card made as soon as possible
room to $4,235 for a single in Weaver Towers. All students
after they enroll. Students must have a valid ID to check
in residence halls must also choose a dining hall meal plan.
material out of the CSM Library and may need it to attend
Meal plans are $3,028 per year, and students can choose any
various CSM activities.
of the three options available for residence hall students.
Each semester the Student Activities Office issues valida­
Student Services
tion stickers for student ID’s, and students can replace lost,
Ben H. Parker Student Center
stolen, or damaged identification cards for a small fee.
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has a dining hall,
Student Health Center
meeting rooms, offices for student activities, a bookstore,
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro­
a game room, and the Integral Club lounge and snack bar.
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
Several dining hall meal plans for the cafeteria are available
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
for all students.
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as limited
prescription and over-the-counter medications. Spouses of
enrolled students may also pay the fee and receive the same
services. The health center also provides dental services,
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wellness education, immunizations, allergy shots, flu shots,
A ‘Career Manual’ is available to help in résumé writing,
nutrition counseling and information regarding a wide range
interviewing, and off-campus job searches, and students can
of health concerns. Staff members are also available to pro­
get individual critiques of résumés and letters and job search
vide health-promotion events for students groups and resi­
advice. Directories and other search materials from the
dence hall program.
Career Center library can be checked out, many workshops
The Student Health Center is open Monday through
are offered throughout the year on job search topics, and
Friday 8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN’s throughout
video-taped practice interviews are available.
the day. Physician’s coverage is provided by family practice
Each fall the Career Center sponsors a Career Day to let
physicians who are on site for two hours daily and on-call at
students explore career options with exhibiting employers.
all times. Dental services are also provided on a scheduled
Information on full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP
basis. To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled cur­
jobs is posted in the Career Center as well as on bulletin
rently; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part time
boards around campus. Registered students are often referred
and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
directly to employers. For information phone: 303-273-3235.
Health Center.
Oredigger Student Newspaper
Supervised by Vice President and Dean of Student Life.
The Oredigger student newspaper, published on a regular
Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
basis during the school year, contains news, features, sports,
Mandatory Health Insurance
letters, and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
Colorado School of Mines requires health insurance as
Golden community.
a condition of enrollment for all CSM students, regardless
Veterans’ Benefits
of full-time or part-time status. For students without health
The Registrar’s Office offers veterans counseling services
insurance coverage, the School offers an insurance plan.
for students attending the School and using educational
Additional coverage for spouses and children is also
benefits from the Veterans Administration.
available.
Student Activities
All international students are, however, required to enroll
in the CSM Plan, regardless of the existence of their own
Student government committees, professional societies,
personal health coverage. There are two exceptions to this
living group organizations, special events, honor societies,
requirement: (1) the international student has an insurance
and interest group organizations add a balance to the CSM
policy approved by the CSM International Student Office; or
community and offer participants the chance to develop
(2) the international student is receiving benefits for a health
leadership and management skills. The Student Activities
insurance claim that would otherwise be pre-existing under
office can give you an up-to-date list of recognized campus
the CSM Plan. Additional coverage for spouses and children
organizations and more information about them.
is also available.
Student Government
NOTE: The Coulter Student Health Center fee and
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
required health insurance are two separate programs.
and is recognized by CSM and the National Association of
Graduate-Professional Students (NSGPS). GSA’s primary
Motor Vehicles, Parking
goal is to improve the quality of a graduate education, offer
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with
academic support for graduate students, and provide social
the campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois
interaction.
Street, and must display the CSM permit. Vehicles must
be registered at the beginning of each semester or within
GSA takes an active role in university affairs and pro­
10 days of bringing the vehicle onto campus, and updated
motes the rights and responsibilities of graduate students.
whenever you change your address.
GSA also serves to develop university responsibility to non­
academic concerns of graduate students. GSA is funded
Career Center
through and works with Associated Students of the Colorado
The Career Center helps graduate students look for
School of Mines and is presently represented on the Faculty
employment. Each year industry and government rep­
Senate Graduate Council and Associated Students of CSM.
resentatives visit the campus to interview students and
Phone: 303-273-3094.
explain employment opportunities. Fall is the major recruit­
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of
ing season for both summer and permanent positions, but
Mines works to advance the interest and promote the welfare
interviews take place in the spring as well. In order to inter­
of CSM and of all students, and to foster and maintain har­
view, students must register with the Career Center by sub­
mony among those connected with or interested in the
mitting copies of a résumé and completing a registration and
school, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and
permission form.
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
speakers, trips, and interactive discussions about the current
Mines honor societies, and their representative areas, are as
activities in the profession. Many of the organizations
follows:
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
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net­
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
associated engineering and science fields. The library pro­
of the locations.
vides educational and research resources to support and
In addition to central server and facilities operations,
enhance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
services provided to the campus community include e-mail,
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
wired and wireless network operation and support, modem
of the CSM community and providing access to information
pools, access to the commodity Internet and Internet 2,
for library users.
network security, volume and site licensing of software,
The library collections include more than 500,000 vol­
on-line training modules, videoconferencing, and campus
umes; approximately 1800 serial titles with hundreds of data­
web site and central systems administration and support. In
bases and e-journals; over 201,000 maps; archival materials
addition, support and administration is provided for some
on CSM and western mining history; and several special
academic department servers, laboratories, and desktops.
collections. The library is a selective U.S. and Colorado
AC&N manages and supports the central course management
state depository with over 600,000 government publications,
system (Blackboard), calendaring services, printing, short-
including selected NTIS publications.
term equipment loan, and room scheduling for some general
computer teaching classrooms.
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst,
the on-line public access catalog and circulation system.
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput­
Students and faculty have access to nearly all of the library’s
ing network operated by AC&N and many areas of the
electronic resources from any computer on the campus
campus are covered by the wireless network. All residence
network, including those in networked CSM residential
halls and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for net­
facilities. Dial-up and Internet access is also available
work access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also
from on and off-campus. See the library’s web page at
directly connected to the network.
http://www.mines.edu/library/ for more information and
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and
Web links.
networking resources are expected to comply with all poli­
Reference resources include specialized databases, web-
cies related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted
sites and print indexes. Reference librarians provide instruc­
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/policies/.
tion and personal help as needed, conduct library research
For more information about AC&N, see the web pages
sessions for classes, and provide e-mail and telephone refer­
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/.
ence and research services.
Copy Center
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
CSM library and other libraries within the Colorado Alliance,
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
interlibrary loan service provides access to materials from re­
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized origi­
gional and world-wide libraries.
nals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo
Academic Computing and Networking
Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and enlarge­
ment, two sided copying, and color copying. We have a
Academic Computing and Networking (AC&N) provides
variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
computing and networking services to meet the instructional,
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available
research, and networking infrastructure needs of the campus.
to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus
AC&N manages and operates the campus network along with
extension is 3202.
central academic computing systems and laboratories located
in the Green Center, CTLM, Writing Center, and Library. In
CSM Alumni Association
addition, AC&N’s academic department support services
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Asso­
group provides support services for many departmental
ciation, established in 1895, serves the Colorado School of
servers, laboratories, and desktops.
Mines and its alumni. Services and benefits of membership
Central computing accounts and services are available
include:
to registered students and current faculty and staff
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
members. Information about hours, services, and the
alumni news; Mines Magazine®, The Network is an annual
activation of new accounts is available on the web site at
directory of all Mines alumni (hard copy and on-line);
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/, directly from the
on-line job listings; section activities providing a connection
front desk of the Computing Center (Green Center 231) or
to the campus and other Mines alumni around the world for
CTLM locations, or by calling (303) 273-3431.
social and networking purposes; connections to Mines
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through invitations to local and annual alumni meetings,
to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual stu­
reunions, golf tournaments and other special events; awards,
dent needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning. A
including the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be
special emphasis on English for Engineering and Technology
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado resi­
is especially beneficial to prospective CSM students.
dents; and e-mail forwarding services.
Enrollment at the CSM center is limited to students with
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
high intermediate to advance proficiency. Students with
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
lower level of proficiency may enroll at INTERLINK’s other
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/
centers. For special arrangements for lower level student,
graduate students; assistance and support of School events
contact the INTERLINK office at the address below.
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
The program is open to adults who have completed sec­
recruiting; organizes Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+ or
programs enabling alumni input in school programming.
above) and are able to meet their educational and living ex­
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
penses. Spouses of CSM students are welcome to apply for
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
admission. For further information contact INTERLINK
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
Language Center (ESL) at
CO 80402-1410.
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
Environmental Health and Safety
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 30401
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
http://www.eslus.com
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 195. The Department pro­
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
vides a wide variety of services to students, staff and faculty
Tele: 303-273-3516
members. Functions of the Department include: hazardous
Fax; 303-273-3529
waste collection and disposal; chemical procurement and
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
distribution; assessment of air and water quality; fire safety;
LAIS Writing Center
laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; health physics; biosafety;
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
and recycling. Staff is available to consult on issues such
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
as chemical exposure control, hazard identification, safety
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
systems design, personal protective equipment, or regulatory
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
compliance. Stop by our office or call 303 273-3316.
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
Green Center
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with everything
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
from course assignments to scholarship and job applications.
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and staff
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a
large stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama
Office of International Programs
productions, or for any occasion when a large attendance is
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
expected.
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
The office works with the departments and divisions of
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
the School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad
arranged for up to 500 people.
opportunities for CSM undergraduate and graduate students
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
and serve as an informational and advising resource for
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip­
them; (2) assist in attracting new international students to
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern Com­
CSM; (3) serve as an information resource for faculty and
puting Center and the Department of Geophysics.
scholars of the CSM community, promoting faculty
exchanges and the pursuit of collaborative international
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
research activities; (4) foster international outreach and
The INTERLINK Language program at CSM combines
technology transfer programs; (5) facilitate arrangements
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
for official international visitors to CSM; and (6) in general,
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
help promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular
students planning to attend CSM or other American universi­
programs and activities.
ties, the program prepares students for a successful transition
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OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
Research Development
information about study abroad and other international
Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
Research, the Office of Research Development (ORD) is
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
responsible for nurturing and expanding CSM’s research
Office of Technology Transfer
experience and expertise to reflect the continually changing
internal and external environment in which we live and work.
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu­
The office teams with the Office of Research Services
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
(ORS) and the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
developing and implementing training programs for faculty,
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
student, and staff development, as well as providing pre- and
directly to the CSM president, and the office works closely
post-award support for individual researchers at all levels,
with the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the
junior through senior, and for group and interdisciplinary
School’s Office of Legal Services to coordinate activities.
research entities. The ORD also helps identify, provides
Through its internal technical review team and external busi­
information to, and encourages collaboration with external
ness commercialization board, OTT strives to:
sponsors, including industry, state and federal governments,
other academic institutions, and nonprofit entities.
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop­
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
As part of this role, ORD also will help obtain start-up
CSM’s intellectual capital;
support and equipment matching funds for new initiatives.
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
Research Services
faculty, students, and staff;
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the community,
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra­
state, and nation through facilitating technology
tive support in proposal preparation, contract and grant
transfer to the commercial sector;
administration, both negotiation and set-up, and close out of
expired agreements. Information on any of these areas of
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre­
research and specific forms can be accessed on our web site
neurship;
at www.is.mines.edu/ors.
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
faculty and students;
Special Programs and Continuing
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to expand
Education (SPACE)
the school’s research and education.
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special programs,
and professional outreach programs to practicing engineers
Women in Science, Engineering and
and other working professionals. Short courses, offered both
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
on the CSM campus and throughout the US, provide concen­
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
trated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by fac­
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten­
ulty members, adjuncts, and other experienced professionals.
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity in
The Office offers a broad array of programming for K-12
higher education. The office sponsors programs and services
teachers and students through its Teacher Enhancement
for the CSM community regarding gender and equity issues.
Program, the Denver Earth Science Project, and Summer
For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich, Executive
Investigations for Middle-High Schoolers. The Office also
Director of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics,
coordinates educational programs for international corpora­
Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th Street, Golden, CO
tions and governments through the International Institute for
80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097; dlasich@mines.edu or
Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine Safety and
www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/wisem
Health Training Program. A separate bulletin lists the edu­
cational programs offered by the SPACE Office, CSM, 1600
Public Relations
Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303 273-3321;
The communications staff in the President’s Office is
FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu;
responsible for public relations, marketing, media relations
website www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
and numerous official campus publications.
To ensure quality and consistency, all publications pro­
duced on campus are required to adhere to official campus
publications guidelines, which can be found on the Public
Relations Web pages at www.mines.edu/All_about/public.
For more information, call 303-273-3326.
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Telecommunications
The Telecommunications Office provides long distance
The Telecommunications Office is located at the west end
services for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, Fiji house,
of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone and
and Mines Park housing areas through individual account
voicemail services to the Campus, Residence Halls, Sigma
codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are 0.08 cents
Nu house, Fiji house, and the Mines Park housing areas. The
per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International
Telecommunications Office also maintains a CSM Campus
rates are available at the Telecommunications Office or
Directory in conjunction with the Information Services
through the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/
department available anytime to faculty, staff, and students
Students/StudRate.asp. Accounts are issued at the beginning
on the Web at www.mines.edu/directory.
of the fall semester, or by request at any time. Monthly long
distance charges are assessed to the student accounts by
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the housing
the 5th of each month for calls made the prior month, and
rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The Telecommuni­
invoices are mailed directly to students at their campus
cations Office provides maintenance for telephone lines and
address. Questions regarding the above services should be
services. Students will need to bring or purchase their own
directed to the Telecommunications Office by calling (303)
calling line ID device if they choose to take advantage of this
273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and saying Telecommunications,
feature. Voice mail is available as an optional service at no
or via the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/.
additional charge..
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Registration and Tuition Classification
General Registration Requirements
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of course
The normal full load for graduate students is 12 credit
and research credits combined
hours per term. Special cases outlined below include first-year
3. For all students, having approved Admission to Candidacy
international students who must receive special instruction to
forms on file in the Graduate Office, within the first week of
improve their language skills, and students who have com­
the semester you are applying for reduced thesis registration.
pleted most of their credit-hour requirements and are working
4. Candidates for thesis-based degrees may not use more
full time on their thesis.
than 12 credit hours per semester in determining eligibility
Full-time graduate students may register for an overload
for thesis registration.
of up to 3 credit hours (up to 15 credit hours total) per term at
Transfer credits that have been accepted toward the degree
no increase in tuition. Subject to written approval by their
count toward the 36 or 72 hour requirement. Students who
advisor and department head or division director, students
are eligible for thesis registration will be considered full time
may register for more than 15 credit hours per term by pay­
if they are registered for 4 credit hours of thesis under course
ing additional tuition at the regular part-time rate for all
numbers 700 (M.E.), 701 (M.S.) or 703 (Ph.D.) as appro­
hours over 15. The maximum number of credits for which
priate. Faculty will assign thesis grades indicating satisfac­
a student can register during the summer is 12.
tory or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of
To remain in good standing, non-thesis students must
the students’ work.
register continuously for a minimum of 3 hours of course
Graduation Requirements
credit each fall and spring semester. Summer registration is not
required for non-thesis students to remain in good standing.
To graduate, students must be registered during the term
in which they complete their program. In enforcing this reg­
To remain in good standing, thesis-based students must
istration requirement, the Graduate School allows students to
register continuously for a minimum of 4 credit hours each
complete their checkout requirements past the end of the
fall and spring semester. Students who continue to work on
semester. Late checkout is accepted by the Graduate School
degree programs and utilize CSM facilities during the sum­
through the last day of registration in the semester imme­
mer must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Students
diately following the semester in which a student has com­
registered during the summer must pay full summer fees.
pleted his or her academic degree requirements; the Spring
During the fall and spring semesters, students supported
for Fall completion, the Summer for Spring completion,
by CSM funds (assistantships, fellowships or other) must be
and Fall for Summer completion. Students not meeting this
registered as full-time students as defined below.
checkout deadline are required to register for an additional
Research Registration
semester before the Graduate School will process their
checkout request. Refer to page 30 for additional informa­
In addition to completing prescribed course work and
tion or www.mines.edu/admiss/grad/graduation.htm
defending a thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs
must complete a research or engineering design experience
Full-time Status - Required
under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor. Master
Course Load
students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of research
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring semes­
credit, and doctoral students must complete a minimum of
ters, students must register for at least the minimum number of
24 hours of research credit at CSM. While completing this
hours specified in the prevailing Board-approved tuition and
experience, students will register for research credit under
fee schedule (http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/Budget_04-05/
course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as
Tuition_Fees.pdf) which outlines both the level of credit
appropriate. Faculty will assign grades indicating satisfactory
hours used in determining full-time status for tuition pur­
or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of the
poses and the accompanying tuition rates, for resident and
students’ work.
non-resident students. However, international students need
Eligibility for Thesis Registration
only register for 6 credit hours per semester during their first
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who
year, if they are required to take special language instruction
have completed the minimum course and research require­
or are accepted in Provisional Status. In the event a thesis-
ments for their degree will be eligible to register for thesis
based student has completed his or her required course work
credit and will be considered to be pursuing their graduate
and research credits (36 hours for master’s students and 72
program full time at a reduced registration level. In order to
hours for doctoral students) and has an approved Admission
be considered to have completed the minimum course and
to Candidacy form on file in the Graduate Office, the student
research requirements, students must satisfy the following
will be deemed full-time if he or she is registered for at least
requirements:
4 credit hours of thesis credit.
1. For M.S./M.E. students, completion of 36 hours of
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester, stu­
course and research credits combined
dents must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
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Late Registration Fee
either an “in-state resident” or a “non-resident” at the time of
Students must complete their registration by the date
matriculation. These classifications, which are governed by
specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to
Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by each
complete their registration during this time will be assessed
student on his or her application for admission to CSM.
a $100 late registration fee and will not receive any tuition
A student who willfully furnishes incorrect information to
fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
CSM to evade payment of non-resident tuition shall be sub­
ject to serious disciplinary action.
Leave of Absence
It is in the interest of each graduate student who is a U.S.
Leaves of absence will be granted only when unantici­
citizen and who is supported on an assistantship or fellow­
pated circumstances make it temporarily impossible for
ship to become a legal resident of Colorado at the earliest
students to continue to work toward a degree. Leave of
opportunity. Typically, tuition at the non-resident rate will
absence requests for the current semester must be received
be paid by CSM for these students during their first year of
by the Dean of Graduate Studies prior to the last day of
study only. After the first year of study, these students may be
classes. Leave of absence requests for prior semesters will
responsible for paying the difference between resident and
not be considered.
non-resident tuition.
Any request for a leave of absence must have the prior
Requirements for Establishing In-State Residency
approval of the student’s faculty advisor, the department head
The specific requirements for establishing residency for
or division or program director and the Dean of Graduate
tuition classification purposes are prescribed by state law
Studies. The request for a leave of absence must be in writing
(Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because
and must include (1) the reasons why the student must inter­
Colorado residency status is governed solely by Colorado
rupt his or her studies and (2) a plan (including a timeline
law, the fact that a student might not qualify for in-state
and deadlines) for resuming and completing the work toward
status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
the degree in a timely fashion.
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the burden
Students on leaves of absence will remain in good
of proof on the student to provide clear and convincing evi­
standing even though they are not registered for any course,
dence of eligibility.
research or thesis credits.
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in
Thesis-based students may not do any work related to
Colorado for the year immediately preceding the beginning
their thesis and may not discuss their thesis with their faculty
of the semester in which in-state status is sought. “Domicile”
advisor while on a leave of absence.
is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of
Students who wish to return to graduate school after an
habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for in-state
unauthorized leave of absence must apply for readmission
status if at least one parent (or his or her court-appointed
and pay a $200 readmission fee.
guardian) has been domiciled in Colorado for at least one
The financial impact of requesting a leave of absence for
year. If neither of the student’s parents are domiciliaries of
the current semester is covered in the section on “Payments
Colorado, the student must be a qualified person to begin the
and Refunds.”
one-year domiciliary period. A “qualified person” is someone
who is at least twenty-two years old, married, or emanci­
Reciprocal Registration
pated. A student may prove emancipation if: (1) the student’s
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State Sup­
parents have entirely surrendered the right to the student’s
ported Institutions in Northern Colorado, CSM graduate
custody and earnings; (2) the student’s parents are no longer
students who are paying full-time tuition may take courses
under any duty to financially support the student; and (3) the
at Colorado State University, University of Northern Colo­
student’s parents have made no provision for the continuing
rado, and University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver, Colorado
support of the student.
Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no charge by
To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified
completing the request form and meeting the required con­
person must be living in Colorado with the present intention
ditions on registration and tuition, course load, and course
to reside permanently in Colorado. Although none of the
and space availability. Request forms are available from the
following indicia are determinative, voter registration, driver’s
Registrar’s office.
license, vehicle registration, state income tax filings, real
In-State Tuition Classification Status
property interests, and permanent employment (or accept­
General Information
ance of future employment) in Colorado will be considered
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of
in determining whether a student has the requisite intention
tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal
to permanently reside in Colorado. Once a student’s legal
residence, is in Colorado. Each CSM student is classified as
residence has been permanently established in Colorado, he
or she may continue to be classified as a resident student so
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long as such residence is maintained, even though circumstances
class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or with­
may require extended temporary absences from Colorado.
drawal from school. Forms are available in the Registrar’s
For more information about the requirements for estab­
Office.
lishing in-state residency, please contact the Registrar’s
After the 10th (or 14th) week, no drops are permitted
Office.
except in case of withdrawal from school or for extenuating
Petitioning for In-State Tuition Classification
circumstances. To request consideration of extenuating cir­
cumstances, a student must submit a written request which
A continuing, non-resident student who believes that he
includes the following:
or she has become eligible for in-state resident tuition due to
events that have occurred subsequent to his or her initial
1. A list of the courses from which they wish to withdraw.
enrollment may file a Petition for In-State Tuition Classifi­
This must include all courses for which they are registered.
cation with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is due in the
2. Documentation of the problem which is the basis for the
Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the semester
request.
for which the student is requesting in-state resident status.
3. If the problem involves a medical condition, the documen­
Upon receipt of the petition, the Registrar will initially
tation must be signed by a licensed medical doctor or a
decide whether the student should be granted in-state resi­
representative of the CSM Counseling Office.
dency status. The Registrar’s decision may be appealed by
petition to the Tuition Classification Review Committee.
4. Signatures indicating approval by the student’s advisor and
For more information about this process, please contact the
department head or division director.
Registrar’s Office.
A student who is allowed to withdraw from courses under
In-State Tuition Classification for WICHE Program
this policy will receive a grade of “W” for each course and
Participants
will be placed on automatic leave of absence. In order to
WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher
resume their graduate program, they must submit a written
Education, promotes the sharing of higher education resources
application that includes documentation that the problems
among the participating western states. Under this program,
which caused the withdrawal have been corrected. The
residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
student will be reinstated to active status upon approval of
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
their application by their advisor and their department head
Utah, Washington, and Wyoming who are enrolled in quali­
or division director.
fying graduate programs may be eligible for in-state tuition
The financial impact of a withdrawal is covered in the
classification. Current qualifying programs include:
section on “Payments and Refunds.”
Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)
Auditing Courses
Chemistry (M.S.)
As part of the maximum of 15 semester hours of graduate
Engineering Systems (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
work, students may enroll for no credit (NC) in a course with
Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
the permission of the instructor. Tuition charges are the same
Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
for no credit as for credit enrollment.
Geological Engineering (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
Students must enroll for no credit before the last day of
Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is
Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
available in the Registrar’s Office. Grades of NC are awarded
Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
only if all conditions stipulated by course instructors are met.
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more informa­
Mines requires that all U.S. students who are being sup­
tion about WICHE.
ported by the institution register full time, and federal finan­
Dropping and Adding Courses
cial aid regulations prohibit us from counting NC registration
Students may drop or add courses through web registra­
in determining financial aid eligibility. In addition, the INS
tion without paying a fee during the first 11 school days of
requires that international students register full time, and re­
a regular semester, the first four school days of a six-week
cent anti-terrorism proposals discourage us from counting
field course, or the first six school days of an eight-week
NC registration toward that requirement. Furthermore, there
summer term.
are no consistent standards for expectations of students who
After the 11th day of classes through the 10th week,
register for NC in a course. Therefore, in order to treat all
continuing students may drop any course for any reason
CSM students consistently, NC registration will not count
with a grade of W. Graduate students in their first semester
toward the minimum number of hours for which students are
at CSM have through the 14th week of that semester to drop
required to register. This includes the 3- or 4-hour minimum
a course. A student must process a form and pay a $4.00 fee
required of part-time students and the 3-, 4- or 10-hour
for any change in class schedule after the first 11 days of
requirement 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
allowed to register. This includes a tuition surcharge for
not count toward the number of hours required to be eligible
credits taken over 15.
for reduced thesis registration.
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General Regulations
Graduate School Bulletin
Colorado and Federal laws concerning the manufacture, pos­
It is the responsibility of the graduate student to become
session, sale, and use of drugs.
informed and to observe all regulations and procedures
Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
required by the program the student is pursuing. Ignorance
This policy informs CSM students of community stan­
of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving that rule.
dards and potential consequences (the legal sanctions) for
The Graduate Bulletin current when a graduate student first
using alcohol or drugs illegally.
enrolls gives the academic requirements the student must
Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons
meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
Covered in this policy are the general ban on campus of
requirements in a later catalog published while the student
firearms, explosives, and other weapons, exceptions to the
is enrolled in the graduate school. Changes to administrative
ban, and the firearm storage procedures.
policies and procedures become effective for all students as
soon as the campus community is notified of the changes.
Distribution of Literature
The Graduate Bulletin is available to students in both print
Given in this policy are the restrictions on distributing
and electronic forms. Print bulletins are updated annually.
(including the selling of) literature, newspapers, and maga­
Electronic versions of the Graduate Bulletin may be updated
zines on school property; the limit on distributing advertising
more frequently to reflect changes approved by the campus
or commercial material (for example, handbills); the require­
community. As such, students are encouraged to refer to the
ments for soliciting and vending on school property; and the
most recently available electronic version of the Graduate
right to picket or demonstrate on campus.
Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website. The
Student Honor Code
electronic version of the Graduate Bulletin is considered the
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
official version of this document. In case of disagreement be­
(ASCSM) passed the new CSM Student Honor Code in a
tween the electronic and print versions, the electronic version
vote held in March 2003.
will take precedence.
Preamble
Curriculum Changes
The students of Colorado School of Mines have adopted
The CSM Board of Trustees reserves the right to change
the following Student Honor Code in order to establish a
any course of study or any part of the curriculum to respond
high standard of student behavior at CSM. The Honor Code
to educational and scientific developments. No statement in
may only be amended through a student referendum sup­
this Bulletin or in the registration of any student shall be con­
ported by a majority vote of the Mines student body.
sidered as a contract between Colorado School of Mines and
Code
the student.
Mines students believe it is our responsibility to promote
General Policies of Student Conduct
and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure our
In addition to the student conduct policies described in
safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning envi­
detail in this section of the Graduate Bulletin, the Colorado
ronment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume responsi­
School of Mines has a number of policies which govern stu­
bility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity. As a
dent behavior on campus. Following is a list of those impor­
Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest stan­
tant policies with a brief definition or description of each.
dards of academic excellence and personal integrity regard­
Copies of the complete text describing each policy are avail­
ing my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and research
able from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and above all,
with honor and integrity in all aspects of my academic
Campus Security
endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work of
This policy is intended to improve security and reduce
others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
crime on campus. It includes the publishing of campus crime
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I
statistics and procedures for reporting crimes.
will conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the
Alcohol Use
library, computing center, and all other school facilities and
This policy conforms to state and local laws on alcohol
resources. By practicing these principles, I will strive to
use, distribution, and consumption. The text restates the legal
uphold the principles of integrity and academic excellence
drinking age, designates campus locations for consuming
at Mines. I will not participate in or tolerate any form of
alcoholic beverages, explains procedures for planning student
discrimination or mistreatment of another individual.
events at which alcohol is served, and gives the penalties for
Student Misconduct
violating the policy.
Policy
Drug Use
In an academic setting, student misconduct is broadly
Recognizing the threat to health and welfare from the use
defined as behavior that erodes the basis of mutual trust on
of illegal drugs. this policy requires CSM students to obey all
which scholarly exchanges rest, undermines the Institution’s
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ability to fairly and effectively evaluate a student’s academic
authorization copies of examinations before the scheduled
achievements, and restricts the Institution’s ability to
examination; and copying reports, laboratory work or
accomplish its scholarly objectives and educational mission.
computer files from other students. Authorized materials
Because of the serious institutional ramifications, student
are those generally regarded as being appropriate in an
misconduct of the type and nature described below is not
academic setting, unless specific exceptions have been
tolerated at CSM. If a student is found to have engaged in
articulated by the instructor.
these activities sanctions ranging from a disciplinary change
6. Impeding – negatively impacting the ability of other stu­
of grade, to loss of institutional privileges or, in extreme
dents to successfully complete course or degree require­
cases, to academic suspension or dismissal may be imposed
ments. Examples include removing materials from the
by the Institution.
library that are placed on reserve for general use; failing to
Some of the more common forms of misconduct are listed
provide team members necessary materials or assistance;
below as a guide. This list is not intended to be exhaustive,
and knowingly disseminating false information about the
but rather illustrative of the practices the CSM community
nature of a test or examination.
has deemed inappropriate.
Procedure
1. Dishonest Conduct – general conduct unbecoming of a
Initial Response to a Misconduct Allegation
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
If a faculty member has reasonable grounds for suspecting
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
that a student or students have engaged in academically dis­
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
honest misconduct, he or she should inform the student or
and verifying as true things that are known to the student
students of the allegations, and then attempt to resolve the
not to be true or verifiable.
issue directly with the students. In cases where allegations
2. Plagiarism – presenting the work of another as one’s own.
stem from graduate student research activities, the faculty
This is usually accomplished through omission of acknowl­
member must make the student’s thesis committee aware of
edgment. Examples include submitting as one’s own work
the allegations, and the thesis committee should attempt to
the work of another student, a ghost writer, or a commer­
resolve the issue. In completing this process, faculty mem­
cial writing service; quoting, either directly or paraphrased,
bers will make reasonable efforts to maintain the confiden­
a source without appropriate acknowledgment; and using
tiality of the parties involved.
figures, charts, graphs or facts without appropriate acknowl­
Faculty members and thesis committees have broad discre­
edgment. Inadvertent or unintentional misuse or appropria­
tion to address and resolve misconduct matters in a manner
tion of another’s work is still considered plagiarism.
that is commensurate with the infraction and consistent with
3. Falsification/Fabrication – inventing or altering informa­
the values of the Institution. This includes imposition of
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
appropriate sanctions for students involved in academically
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that partic­
dishonest behavior. Possible sanctions include, but are not
ular results were achieved from procedures when such pro­
limited to, the following:
cedures were not actually undertaken or when such results
1) issuance of a reduced grade in a course,
were not actually supported by the pertinent data; false
2) revocation of specific student privileges, such as
citation of source materials; reporting false information
access to computer accounts, access to computer
about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences; submit­
networks, library privileges, access to buildings or
ting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed dead­
offices, etc., or, a
lines; and altering previously submitted examinations.
3) recommendation for suspension or dismissal.
4. Tampering – interfering with, altering or attempting to
alter university records, grades, assignments, or other doc­
Students who disagree with the accusation or the penalty
uments without authorization. Examples include using a
imposed, may appeal the decision through the Institutional
computer or a false-written document to change a recorded
Investigation process described below. In the case where fac­
grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any academic
ulty recommend suspension or dismissal, the recommenda­
record; gaining unauthorized access to a university record
tion itself triggers the Institutional Investigation process. In
by any means.
this case, the faculty members making the recommendation
are responsible for formally requesting the Graduate Dean
5. Cheating – giving, using, or attempting to give or use,
initiate an Institutional Investigation, as defined below.
unauthorized materials or aid with the intent of demon­
strating academic performance through fraudulent means.
If any sanctions are imposed or recommended by the
Examples include copying from another student’s paper or
faculty member or thesis committee, they must provide the
receiving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test or exami­
accused student, the student’s Department Head/Division
nation; using books, notes or other devices such as calcu­
Director and the Graduate Dean a written summary of the
lators, unless explicitly authorized; acquiring without
infraction and the sanctions imposed or recommended. This
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should be done within 10 business days following the impo­
x Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of
sition of sanction.
3.0 or greater (see Grading System section);
Institutional Investigation
x Receipt of an “In-Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade for
If allegations of student misconduct can not be addressed
research or thesis credits; or
and satisfactorily resolved informally, a formal inquiry and
x Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” recommenda­
adjudication is undertaken by the Institution. The following
tion from: (1) the head or director of the student’s home
procedure is used in these cases.
department or division, (2) the student’s thesis commit­
1. If a student would like to appeal a faculty accusation and
tee, or (3) a departmental committee charged with the
sanction, the student must notify the Graduate Dean, in
responsibility of monitoring the student’s progress.
writing, of his/her intent to appeal and provide documenta­
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a gradu­
tion supporting his or her case within 10 business days of
ate student shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate Studies
having received the summary document distributed above.
in a timely manner. Students making unsatisfactory progress
If faculty have made a recommendation for suspension or
by any of the measures listed above shall be placed on aca­
dismissal, the Graduate Dean will notify the student di­
demic probation upon the first occurrence of such indication.
rectly and ask for submission of the required materials.
Upon the second occurrence of an unsatisfactory progress
A student has 10 business days from receipt of this notifi­
indication, the Dean shall notify the student that he or she is
cation to submit these materials.
subject to discretionary dismissal according to the procedure
2. The Graduate Dean will forward the student’s submission
outlined below.
to the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council is a sub­
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal
committee of the Faculty Senate charged with advising the
Procedures
Senate and the Graduate Dean on issues related to gradu­
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of
ate study at CSM. The Graduate Dean will do this within 5
an initial indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the
business days of having received materials from the student.
Dean of Graduate Studies shall notify the student of his or
3. The Graduate Council will select an ad hoc subcommittee
her probationary status in a timely manner.
that is charged with investigating the allegation and pro­
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal as a result
viding the Graduate Dean and Graduate Council with find­
of a second indication of unsatisfactory academic progress,
ings and recommendations regarding the appropriateness
the Dean shall notify the student and invite him or her to sub­
of the sanctions imposed or recommended. Graduate
mit a remedial plan, including performance milestones and
Council and its ad hoc subcommittee have 20 business
deadlines, to correct the deficiencies that caused or con­
days from its receipt of pertinent materials from the Grad­
tributed to the student’s unsatisfactory academic progress.
uate Dean to investigate and submit, in writing, its findings
The remedial plan, which must be approved by the student’s
and recommendations to the Dean.
faculty advisor and endorsed by the department head, divi­
4. Taking into consideration the Council’s findings and
sion or program director, shall be submitted to the Dean no
recom-mendations, the Graduate Dean will issue a written
later than 15 business days from the date upon which the
decision in the case within 10 business days of receiving
student received official notification from the Dean regarding
recommendations the Council’s report. The Graduate
his or her discretionary dismissal status. If the Dean con­
Dean’s decision is final.
cludes that the remedial plan is likely to lead to successful
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
completion of all degree requirements within an acceptable
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
time frame, the Dean may halt the discretionary dismissal
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee.
process and allow the student to continue working toward his
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin
or her degree. If the Dean concludes that the remedial plan is
Provisions
inadequate, or that it is unlikely to lead to successful comple­
tion of all degree requirements within an acceptable time
If a conflict or inconsistency is found to exist between
frame, the Dean shall notify the student of his or her discre­
these policies and any other provision of the CSM Graduate
tionary dismissal and inform the student of his or her right to
Bulletin, the provisions of these policies shall govern the
appeal the dismissal as outlined below.
resolution of such conflict or inconsistency.
Students in thesis-based degree programs who are not ad­
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance mitted to candidacy within the time limits specified in this
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in
Bulletin will be subject to immediate discretionary dismissal
Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
according to the procedure outlined above. Failure to fulfill
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a
this requirement will be reported to the Dean of Graduate
graduate degree shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the
Studies in a timely manner by the department head or divi-
following conditions occur:
sion/program director.
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Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Resulting
Exceptions and Appeals
in Mandatory Dismissal
Academic Policies and Requirements
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the
Academic policies and requirements are included in the
following measures shall result in immediate, mandatory
Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees as
dismissal of a graduate student: (1) failure to successfully
delegated to the Faculty Senate. These include matters such
defend the thesis after two attempts; or (2) failure by a
as degree requirements, grading systems, thesis and disserta­
student subject to discretionary dismissal to achieve a per­
tion standards, admission standards and new and modified
formance milestone or meet a deadline contained in his or
degree programs, certificates, minors and courses. No CSM
her remedial plan. The Dean of Graduate Studies shall be
administrator, faculty or staff member may change, waive or
notified promptly of any situation that may subject a student
grant exceptions to such academic policies and requirements
to mandatory dismissal. In this event, the Dean shall notify
without approval of the Graduate Council, the Senate and/or
the student of his or her dismissal and inform the student of
the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
his or her right to appeal the dismissal as outlined below.
Administrative Policies and Procedures
Students who have been notified of mandatory dismissal
Administrative Policies and Procedures are included in
will be placed in non-degree status. They may request
this Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees
readmission to either the same or a different degree program
as delegated to the appropriate administrative office. These
by submitting a full application for admission to the Gradu­
include (but are not limited to) matters such as student record
ate Office. The application will be reviewed through the nor­
keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and deadlines,
mal admission process.
registration requirements and procedures, assessment of
If a student who has been reinstated or readmitted to their
tuition and fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean
former degree program subsequently is found to be making
of Graduate Studies may waive or grant exceptions to such
unsatisfactory progress, they immediately will be subject to
administrative policies and procedures as warranted by the
mandatory dismissal.
circumstances of individual cases.
Appeal Procedures
Any graduate student may request a waiver or exception
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be
by the following process:
appealed by a graduate student pursuant to this procedure.
1. Contact the Graduate Office to determine whether a stan­
To trigger review hereunder, an appeal must: (1) be in writ­
dard form exists. If so, complete the form. If a standard
ing; (2) contain a succinct description of the matter being
form does not exist, prepare a memo with a statement of
appealed; and (3) be filed with the Office of the Dean of
the request and a discussion of the reasons why a waiver or
Graduate Studies no later than 20 business days from the date
exception would be justified.
upon which the student received official notification from the
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s
Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
advisor and department head or division director, then
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or
submit it to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
mandatory dismissal, the Dean shall appoint a review com­
3. If the request involves academic policies or requirements,
mittee composed of three tenured faculty members who are
the Dean of Graduate Studies will request Graduate Coun­
not members of the student’s home or minor department or
cil approval at their next regularly scheduled meeting.
division. The review committee shall review the student’s
appeal and issue a written recommendation thereon to the
4. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of
Dean within 20 business days. During the course of perform­
the decision. The student may file a written appeal with the
ing this function, the committee may: (1) interview the stu­
Vice-President for Academic Affairs within 10 business
dent, the student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the student’s
days of being notified of the decision. The VPAA will
thesis committee; (2) review all documentation related to the
investigate as appropriate to the issue under consideration
appeal under consideration; (3) secure the assistance of out­
and render a decision. The decision of the VPAA is final.
side expertise, if needed; and (4) obtain any other informa­
5. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will notify
tion necessary to properly consider the appeal.
the Graduate Council of the request, the decision and the
The authority to render a final decision regarding all grad­
reasons for the decision. If the Graduate Council endorses
uate student appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the Dean
the decision, then any other student in the same situation
of Graduate Studies.
having the same justification can expect the same decision.
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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 inde­
Although the student retains the copyright in the thesis, by
pendent study or for a “special topics” course, a student
depositing the thesis with the library, the student assigns a
should get from the Registrar’s Office the form provided for
perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to CSM to per­
that purpose, have it completed by the instructor involved and
mit CSM to copy the thesis and allow the public reasonable
appropriate department/division head, and return it to the
access to it.
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 student
Graduate School.
receives a grade of M-Completed on his or her final semester
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies transcript. Research and thesis grades do not enter into the
If the department or division decides that new students do
calculation of the student’s grade point average.
not have the necessary background to complete an advanced
Students who fail to maintain a grade point average of
degree, they will be required to enroll in courses for which
at least 3.0, or who receive an In Progress-Unsatisfactory
they will receive no credit towards their graduate degree, or
research or thesis grade are placed on academic probation by
complete supervised readings, or both. Students are notified
the Graduate Dean. If a student becomes eligible for proba­
of their apparent deficiency areas in their acceptance letter
tion a second time, he or she must submit a plan for complet­
from the Graduate School or in their first interview with their
ing the degree program successfully in order to avoid
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 in­
transcript, become part of the student’s permanent record,
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students whose under­
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is consis­
graduate records are deficient should remove all deficiencies
tent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is the
as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate studies.
student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria and
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
then maintain the standards of academic performance estab­
Courses
lished for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Students may receive graduate credit for a maximum of
If a student believes they have been unfairly graded, the
nine semester hours of department-approved 400-level course
student may appeal this decision to the Faculty Affairs Com­
work not taken to remove deficiencies upon the recommen­
mittee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Committee
dation of the graduate committee and the approval of the
is the faculty body authorized to review and modify course
Graduate Dean.
grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision made by
Students may receive graduate credit for 300-level courses
the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
only in those programs which have been recommended by
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden
the department and have been approved by the Graduate
of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by the Fac­
Council before the students enroll in the course. In that case
ulty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate that the
a maximum of nine total hours of 300- and 400-level courses
grading decision was unfair by documenting that one or more
will be accepted for graduate credit.
of the following conditions applied:
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1. The grading decision was based on something other than
instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
Director no later than 15 business days following the
penalty for academic dishonesty.
Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were un­
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
reasonably different from those applied to other students in
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
the same section of 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.
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
advance of the date of Commencement to allow time for en­
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
graving diplomas and for printing graduation invitations and
supporting the student’s case.
programs. Students who submit applications after the stated
deadline cannot be guaranteed a diploma dated for that grad­
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
uation, and cannot be assured inclusion in the graduation pro­
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
gram or ceremony..
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than 10
All graduating students must officially check out of their
business days after the start of the regular (fall or spring)
degree program, including paying the mandatory graduation
semester immediately following the semester in which the
fee. Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate
contested grade was received. In the event that the course
Office and must be completed and returned by the estab­
instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbati­
lished deadline. Students must register for the next term
cal, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
unless the graduation checkout process is completed by the
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division
last day of registration for the following semester.
Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
successful completion of all program requirements with at
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub­
least a 3.0 GPA before the date of graduation. Students who
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
fail to graduate at the time originally anticipated must re­
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
apply for the next graduation before the appropriate deadline
connection with the previous step to the President of the
date stated in the Graduate Handbook.
Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the President
Students who have completed all of their degree require­
of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
ments before the specific graduation date, but who have not
the start of the semester immediately following the semes­
applied for graduation can, if necessary, request a letter from
ter in which the contested grade was received. The Presi­
the Graduate Office certifying the completion of their pro­
dent of the Faculty Senate will forward the student’s
grams. The student should apply for the next graduation, and
appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty Affairs
the diploma will show the date of that graduation.
Committee, and the course instructor’s Department
Graduation exercises are held in December and May.
Head/Division Director.
Students eligible to graduate at these times are expected to
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
attend their respective graduation exercises. Students in
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review of
thesis-based degree programs may not, under any circum­
the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any
stances, attend graduation exercises before completing all
other information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal,
degree requirements.
the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine whether the
Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not
grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
be released by the School for any student or graduate who
either: 1) the original grading decision is upheld, or 2)
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
assigned unfairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs
Withdrawing from School
Committee will assign the student a new grade for the
To officially withdraw from CSM, a graduate student
course. The Committee’s written decision and supporting
must process a withdrawal form through the Graduate Office.
documentation will be delivered to the President of the
When the form is completed, the student will receive grades
Faculty Senate, the office of the VPAA, the student, the
of W in courses in progress. If the student does not officially
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withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s. Leaving
Incomplete Grade
school without having paid tuition and fees will result in the
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because
encumbrance of the transcript.
of illness or other reasonable excuse, the student receives a
Nondegree Students
grade of Incomplete, a temporary grade which indicates a
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
deficiency in the quantity of work done.
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly
A graduate student must remove all Incomplete grades
offered on campus. Nondegree students register for courses
within the first four weeks of the first semester of attendance
after degree students have registered. Such students may take
following that in which the grade was received. If not re­
any course for which they have the prerequisites as listed in
moved within the four weeks, the Incomplete will become
the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor.
an F unless the Registrar extends the time upon the written
Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are 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 spe­
be certified as a full-time student for full-time benefits. Any
cial project courses, or for special sections of one-semester
hours taken under the full-time category will decrease the
courses which are spread over two terms. In such cases, the
benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
student receives a grade of PRG, which indicates that the
Students receiving benefits must report all changes in
work is not completed. The independent study grade is re­
hours, addresses, marital status, or dependents to the Veter­
placed by a letter grade when the course work is completed.
ans’ Counseling Office located in the Registrar’s Office as
The student must register again in the same course in the
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 have
on the level of performance and represent the extent of the
the grade NC appear on the transcript, the student must enroll
student’s demonstrated mastery of the material listed in the
at registration time as a NC student in the course and comply
course outline and achievement of the stated course objec­
with all conditions stipulated by the course instructor. If a
tives. These are CSM’s grade symbols and their values:
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
record of this registration in the course will be made.
A
Excellent
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 maintain
F
Failed
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
earned in any course is the number of semester hours assigned
T
Transfer Credit
to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the grade
PRG Satisfactory Progress
received. The quality hours earned are the number of semes­
PRU Unsatisfactory Progress
ter hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are awarded.
INC Incomplete
To compute a grade-point average, the number of cumulative
NC
Not for Credit
quality hours is divided into the cumulative quality points
Z
Grade not yet Submitted
earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, M, or NC are not
M
Thesis Completed
counted in quality hours.
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Semester Hours
Access to Student Records
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
In compliance with Article 99.6 of the U.S. Department of
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
Education regulations under the Family Education Rights and
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
Privacy Act, Colorado School of Mines notifies its students
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
each year in the Fall Schedule of Courses of their rights to
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
inspect and review their education records, to correct inaccu­
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
rate or misleading information through informal and formal
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
hearings, and to prevent disclosure of individual student
at least two hours of preparation.
records.
Grade-Point Averages
CSM policy, which is available from the Registrar’s
Grade point averages are calculated, recorded and reported
Office, explains in detail the procedures to be used by the
to three decimal places for whatever purposes those averages
school to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act.
are used. All graduate degree programs require that students
Students should be aware that such personal information as
have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
names, addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, major
order to be eligible to receive the degree. All courses (includ­
field of study, degrees awarded, last school attended, dates
ing deficiency courses) taken after first enrolling in a gradu­
of attendance, class, honors, and athletic participation is
ate degree program are included in the calculation of the
considered directory information which may be released by
grade point average for that program. If a graduate student
the school unless the student notifies CSM in writing before
re-takes a course a second time and receives a higher grade,
the end of the first two weeks of the first semester the student
both grades will remain on the transcript and be included
is registered that he or she does not want that information
in the calculation of the student’s overall CSM grade point
disclosed.
average. However, upon submittal of a written request from
Students can file complaints with the Family Educational
the student, with the approval of the student’s advisor and
Rights and Privacy Act Office about alleged failures by the
department head or division director, the first grade will be
school to comply with the Act.
excluded when calculating the grade point average for pur­
poses of meeting the minimum requirement for graduation.
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Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum, consis­
Graduation Fee
tent with the cost of instruction and the amount of state funds
(includes thesis binding and other expenses)
appropriated to the School.
Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $169.00
The following rates are in effect for 2004–2005.
Masters (Thesis). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $310.00
Increases can be expected in subsequent years. The rates
Masters (Non-Thesis). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200.00
shown in this section are for informational purposes only and
Doctors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $340.00
subject to change. The official rates can be seen on the CSM
Student Health Plan*
web site at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/Budget_04-05/
At publication 2004–2005 rates had not been determined.
Tuition_Fees.pdf.
Other Courses and Programs
Tuition
Executive Program, Master of Science in Environmental
Full-time Students
Science and Engineering:
$200/credit hr
Economics and Business IFP Exchange Program:
Resident
Non-resident
$1,000/semester
$3,168/sem
$9,620/sem
Executive Master of Science in Economics
Part-time Students
and Business ETM Program:
$250/credit hr
Resident
Non-resident
Student Fees and Descriptions
$288/hr
$962/hr
All students enrolled for four semester hours or more
Fees
are charged the following mandatory, non-waivable fees by
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
CSM. Some of the fees listed are not relevant for graduate
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
students.
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
Health Center Fee: Revenues support physician/medical
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part in
services to students. $45.00/term
student activities and receive student privileges may do so by
Associated Students Fee: Revenues support student organi-
paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
zations/events/activities, i.e., newspaper, homecoming,
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
E-Days. $63.70/term
Health Center*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Athletic Fee: Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
Associated Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.70
entitles student entrance to all scheduled athletic events
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.50
and use of the facilities. $47.50/term
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142.00
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.65
Student Assistance Fee: Funds safety awareness programs,
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $372.85
parking facility maintenance. $14.65/term
*A health insurance program is also available. Health in­
Student Services Fee: Revenues support bonded indebted­
surance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove cov­
ness; other student services, i.e., Placement/Co-Op,
erage through another plan.
Student Activities, Student Life, Student Development
Center, and services provided in the student center.
Summer Session
$142.00/term
Academic Courses & Thesis Research
Technology Fee: Funds technology infrastructure and equip­
Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
ment for maximum student use. The School matches the
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.75
student fee revenues dollar for dollar. $60.00/term
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.00
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
All degree students enrolled for 4.0 semester hours or
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.33
more are charged the following mandatory, waivable fees by
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $154.58
CSM:
Field Term Courses
Student Health Insurance: Revenues contribute to a self
On-campus: Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . $17.00
insurance pool. At publication 2004–2005 rates had not
Student Services . . . . . . . . . $53.00
been determined.
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
Students pay the following fees based on enrollment in
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00
specific courses or other circumstances:
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transporta­
Late Insurance Waiver Fee: Revenues provide funds for the
tion, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
administration of the health insurance program. $60.00
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
fee is $200.)
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Transcript Fee: Revenues support the cost of providing
Return Check: The amount of a student’s check which has
transcripts. $2.00/term
been returned for insufficient funds.
Add/Drop Charge: Revenues offset the cost of processing
Return Check Charge: Revenues offset bank fees for
Add/Drop registration. $4.00 each
returned checks. $30.00
Late Registration Fee: Revenues offset the cost of process­
Credit Card Fee: 2% of charge amount.
ing late registration. Assessed after 5 days. $100.00
The Colorado School of Mines does not automatically
(graduate students)
assess any optional fees or charges.
Late Payment Penalty: Revenues offset billing costs for late
Note: Graduate students who register for undergraduate
tuition payments. 1.5% of outstanding balance
courses to satisfy deficiencies may be assessed the same fee
Damage Charges (Housing): Revenues are used to repair
that an undergraduate student would pay.
or replace damaged items/rooms in CSM rental units.
Payments and Refunds
Residence halls - $50.00; Mines Park & Prospector
Payment Information
Village - $400.00
A student is expected to complete the registration
Refrigerator/Microwave Permits: Revenues are used to
process, including the payment of tuition and fees, before
offset extra electrical usage consumed by residence hall
attending class. Students should mail their payments to:
occupants who choose to bring these personal items.
Cashier Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St. Golden,
$15.00 per permit
CO 80401-1869 or pay at the Cashier’s Office in The Ben
Bike Locker Rental: Revenues provide and maintain locker
Parker Student Center. Please write your social security
facilities for resident students. $50.00/term
number on payment.
Residence Hall Room Charge: Revenues support mainte­
Late Payment Penalties
nance, improvements, and residence hall administration.
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment
See page 13
is not received in full by the official day of registration. The
Meal Plan Charges: Revenues provide meals and maintain
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans. See
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
page 13
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
Residence Hall Association Fee: Revenues support social
Financial Responsibility
activities for the residence halls. $35.00/year
Registration for classes at CSM implies an obligation by
the student to meet all related financial responsibilities in a
Housing and Rental Fees: Rental fees for housing rentals
timely manner. Students who do not fulfill their financial
maintain the rental properties, pay utility charges, main­
obligations according to published deadlines are subject to
tain and improve properties. See Housing page 13
the following: late payment penalties accrued on any out­
Tuition Paid-Out: CSM has advanced tuition to another
standing balance, and the withholding of transcripts. Past due
school. Charges are reimbursement request for those
accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection
advances. Only for sponsored students - paid by sponsor
Services in accordance with Colorado law. Collection costs
Books/Supplies Fees: Advances made to or on behalf of the
will be added to the student’s account, and delinquencies
students. Charges are reimbursement only. Only for spon­
may be reported to national credit bureaus.
sored students - paid by sponsor
Encumbrances
Computer Usage Fees: Revenues assist in providing institu-
A student will not be permitted to register for future
tional/research computing services. $500.00/term - paid
classes, to graduate, or to get an official transcript of his
by sponsor
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
Refunds or Advances: These charges are simply reimburse­
Refunds
ment requests for funds advanced to or on behalf of the
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
student. Funds received merely replace those advances.
following policy:
N/A
The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based pri­
Payments: CSM must repay to the bank any student funds
marily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a stu­
for which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected
dent withdraws from a course or courses, assessments will be
from the student replace those advances. N/A
adjusted as follows:
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled): When students
✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
become ineligible for grant, loan, or scholarship money
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter­
which they have received, the recall of those funds are
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted
reflected. N/A
to the new course level without penalty.
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✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
Purpose of Financial Aid
after the add/drop period, and the student does not offi­
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
cially withdraw from school, no adjustment in charges
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting
will be made.
students with limited personal resources;
✔ If the withdrawal from courses is made after the
2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
research;
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced
according to the following schedule:
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can
provide academic leadership for continually improving grad­
✔ Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the
uate programs.
add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
Employment Restrictions and Agreements
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled
percent reduction in charges.
part time are not eligible for financial aid through the Gradu­
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
ate School.
percent reduction in charges.
Students who are awarded assistantships must sign an
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be
appointment contract, which gives the terms of appointment
made.
and specifies the amount of work required. Graduate assis­
To comply with federal regulations surrounding student
tants who hold regular appointments are expected to devote
financial aid programs, the Director of Financial Aid may
all of their efforts to their educational program and may not
modify this schedule in individual circumstances.
be otherwise employed without the written permission of
their supervisor and the Graduate Dean. Students with
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes­
assistantships during the academic year must be registered
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
as full time; during the summer session they must be regis­
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num­
tered for a minimum of three credit hours, unless they are
ber of days in these semesters.
being compensated at no less than twice the academic year
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
rate, in which case registration is not required..
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
Aid Application Forms.
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
New students interested in applying for financial aid are
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
encouraged to apply early. Financial aid forms are included
for the entire semester.
in Graduate School application packets and may be filled out
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
and returned with the other application papers.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund de­
Colorado Graduate Fellowships.
termined as required by federal law or regulations.
The departments and divisions award Colorado Fellow­
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
ships based on the student’s academic performance.
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time, en­
Graduate Student Loans.
ergy, and money by serious students who expect a substantial
return not only in satisfaction but also in future earnings. Ap­
Need-based federal and CSM student loans are available
plicants are expected to weigh carefully the investment they
for graduate students who need additional funding beyond
are willing to make against expected benefits before applying
their own resources and any assistantships or fellowships
for admission.
they may receive. The CSM Graduate Financial Aid Applica­
tion and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Students are also expected to make full use of any re­
(FAFSA) must be completed to apply for these loan funds.
sources available, including personal and loan funds, to cover
expenses, and the School can offer some students financial
Specific information and procedures for filing the
aid through graduate research and teaching assistantships and
FAFSA can be found on the Financial Aid Office web site
through industry, state, and federal fellowships.
at www.finaid.mines.edu. 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
of 36 total credit hours. Up to 15 of the 36 credits may be
programs leading to the awarding of Graduate Certificates,
transfer credit. The transfer limit includes CSM distance
Professional Masters degrees, thesis and non-thesis Master
learning courses. No fewer than 15 credits must be earned
of Science and Master of Engineering degrees, and Doctor
on campus. Up to six of these credit hours may be in the
of Philosophy degrees. This section describes these degree
form of project credits done on the job as an employee or as
programs and explains the requirements for each.
a graduate intern. If project credits are to be used, the project
Students may apply to, and be admitted in, multiple grad­
proposal and final report must be approved by a CSM faculty
uate degree programs simultaneously. In this case, a student
advisor, direct supervision may be provided by the employer.
may use the same graduate course credits to satisfy the
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of
degree requirements for each degree. Before the Graduate
3.0 or better in CSM course work.
School will count these credits toward each degree require­
II. Master of Science and Engineering
ment, however, the student must obtain written permission to
Programs
do so from each degree granting program. This permission
A. General Requirements
should be submitted with the student’s Admission to Candi­
dacy forms and should clearly indicate that each degree
Graduate study at CSM can lead to one of a number of
program is aware that credits are being counted toward the
thesis and non-thesis based Master’s degrees, depending on
requirements of multiple degrees. For thesis-based students
the interests of the student. All Master’s degree programs
this permission should be provided by the student’s thesis
share the same academic requirements for grades, definition
committee. For non-thesis and certificate programs, per­
of minor programs, and the need to apply for admission to
mission should be obtained from program coordinators or
candidacy.
department/division chairs.
1. Academic Requirements
Each Master’s degree at CSM requires a minimum of 36
I. Professional Programs
total credit hours. As part of this 36 hours, departments and
A. Graduate Certificate Program
divisions are required to include a research or design experi­
Graduate Certificate Programs at CSM are designed to
ence supervised by CSM faculty. For more information about
have selective focus, consist of course work only, and can be
the specific research/design requirements, please refer to the
completed in a single semester. The Division of Liberal Arts
appropriate department/division section of the “Graduate
and International Studies offers three graduate certificate pro­
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this
grams with specialization in International Political Economy
Bulletin.
(IPE), International Political Economy of Resources (IPER),
For non-thesis Master’s degrees, no more than 15 credits
and Science and Technology Policy. For more information
may be transfer. For thesis Master’s degrees, no more than
about these programs, please refer to the “Liberal Arts and
9 credits may be transfer. The transfer credit limit includes
International Studies ” section of the “Graduate Degree Pro­
CSM distance learning courses. All credits applied toward
grams and Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin.
degree, except transfer credits, must be earned on campus.
Other graduate certificate programs may be introduced
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of
from time to time in response to demand from students.
3.0 or better in CSM course work.
Please contact the appropriate department or division to learn
Students are normally admitted into the Master of Science
about any offerings that might not have been announced at
degree program in the department/division to which they
the time this Bulletin was published.
have applied. If, however, a candidate would like to obtain
B. Professional Master’s Program
the Master of Engineering degree, the candidate must, in
CSM awards specialized, career-oriented non-thesis Mas­
addition to the requirements described above, either have a
ter degrees with the title of “Professional Master of (descrip­
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or complete no fewer than
tive title).” These are custom-designed, interdisciplinary
16 credit hours of engineering courses as part of their Mas-
degrees, each with a curriculum that is designed to meet the
ter’s program. Courses satisfying the engineering course re­
career advancement needs of a particular group of profes­
quirement are determined by the department/division hosting
sionals in a field that is part of CSM’s role and mission. Cur­
the degree.
rently Professional Master’s degrees are offered in Petroleum
2. Minor Programs
Reservoir Systems, Mineral Exploration and Mining Geo­
Students may choose to have a minor program at the
sciences, and Environmental Geochemistry. Professional
Master’s level. The minor program may not be taken in the
Master degree programs are, however, created as the need
student’s major area of study. A designated minor requires a
arises, and information about degree programs available at
minimum of 9 semester hours of course work and must be
any particular time can be obtained from the Graduate Office
approved by the student’s advisor, home department head,
at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
and a faculty representative of the minor area of study.
Each Professional Master’s degree consists of a minimum
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3. Admission to Candidacy
be an exemplary product that meets the rigorous scholarship
Full-time students must complete the following require­
standards of the Colorado School of Mines. The student’s
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into the
faculty advisor and the Master’s Thesis Committee must
Master’s degree program.
approve the program of study and the topic for the thesis.
x have a thesis committee appointment form on file in the
The format of the thesis must comply with the appropriate
Graduate Office;
guidelines promulgated by the Graduate School.
x complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
1. Faculty Advisor Appointment
requirements of their department, division or program;
Each thesis-based Master’s student must select a faculty
and
advisor to provide advice regarding the student’s thesis direc­
tion, research and selection of courses by the middle of their
x be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
second semester at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a
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
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisite and core
outside the student’s home department may serve as the stu-
curriculum requirements and granting permission to begin
dent’s faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor
Master’s level research. The form must have the written
must 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
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining,
should have a thesis committee appointed by the end of their
Engineering Systems, Engineering and Technology Manage­
second semester. This Committee will have a minimum of
ment, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geological
three voting members, including the student’s advisor, who
Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematical and Computer
are familiar with the student’s area of study. Of these Com­
Sciences, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mineral
mittee members, two must be from the home department or,
Economics, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering.
in the case of interdisciplinary degree programs, an allied
In lieu of preparing a thesis, the non-thesis master’s pro­
department. Off-campus members can be assigned to the
gram students are required to complete a research or design
Committee to serve either with full voting status or in a non­
experience taken as a special problem or as an independent
voting capacity. Off-campus members with voting status
study course. See the department/division section of the
assume all of the responsibilities of on-campus Committee
“Graduate Degree Programs and Description of Courses”
members with respect to attendance of Committee meetings,
portion of this Bulletin for more information. Although non-
review of thesis drafts and participation in oral examinations
thesis master’s students are not assigned a Thesis Committee,
and thesis defense sessions. If a thesis co-advisor is assigned,
students in this program do select a faculty advisor, subject to
an additional faculty member from the home or allied depart­
the approval of the student’s home department.
ment must be added to the committee. Students who choose
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
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the
thesis is expected to report on original research that results in
student at the time he/she requests the formation of his/her
new knowledge and/or techniques. The Master of Engineer­
thesis committee. The chairperson is responsible for leading
ing thesis is expected to report on creative engineering design
all meetings of the thesis committee and for directing the
that applies state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to
student’s thesis defense. In selecting a Thesis Committee
solve an important problem. In both cases, the thesis should
chairperson, the following guidelines must be met: 1) the
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chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor,
III. Doctor of Philosophy
2) the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member,
A. Credits, Academic and Campus Residence
and 3) the chairperson must be from outside the student’s
Requirements
home department.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion of
Shortly after its appointment, the Committee will meet
a minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the Bachelor
with the student to hear a presentation of the proposed course
degree. At least 24 semester hours must be research credits
of study and thesis topic. The Committee and the student
earned under the supervision of a CSM faculty advisor. Gen­
must agree on a satisfactory program and the student must
eral course requirements for each department or division are
obtain the Committee’s approval of the written thesis pro­
contained in the “Graduate Degree Programs and Description
posal at least one semester prior to the thesis defense. The
of Courses” section of this Bulletin. That section also con­
student’s faculty advisor assumes the primary responsibility
tains department or division guidelines for determining indi­
for monitoring the program and directing the thesis work.
vidual course requirements for each student based on the
The award of the thesis-based Master’s degree is contingent
student’s home department or division, background and re­
upon the student’s researching and writing a thesis acceptable
search interest.
to the student’s faculty advisor and Thesis Committee.
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory
3. Thesis Defense
doctoral thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis. The
The student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to
Doctoral Thesis is expected to report on original research that
the faculty advisor, who will work with the student on neces­
results in a significant contribution of new knowledge and/or
sary revisions. Upon approval of the student’s advisor, the
techniques. The student’s faculty advisor and the Doctoral
revised thesis is circulated to the Thesis Committee members
Thesis Committee must approve the program of study and
at least one week prior to the oral defense of the thesis. The
the topic for the thesis.
oral defense of the thesis is scheduled during the student’s
Doctoral students must complete at least two semesters
final semester of study. This defense session, which may
of full-time residence at CSM (as defined in the Registration
include an examination of material covered in the student’s
and Residency section above) during the course of their grad­
course work, will be open to the public.
uate studies.
Following the defense, the Thesis Committee will meet
B. Transfer of Credits
privately to vote on whether the student has successfully de­
Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work
fended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible: the student
may be transferred from other institutions toward the PhD
may pass the oral defense; the student may fail the defense;
degree subject to the restriction that those courses must not
or the Committee may vote to adjourn the defense to allow
have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests
the student more time to address and remove weaknesses or
for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according
inadequacies in the thesis or underlying research. Two nega­
to a process defined by the student’s home department or
tive votes will constitute a failure regardless of the number
division. Transfer credits are not included in calculating the
of Committee members present at the thesis defense. In the
student’s grade point average at CSM.
event of either failure or adjournment, the Chair of the Thesis
Committee will prepare a written statement indicating the
In lieu of transfer credit for individual courses, students
reasons for this action and will distribute copies to the stu­
who enter the PhD program with a thesis-based master
dent, the Thesis Committee members, the student’s depart­
degree from another institution may transfer up to 36 semes­
ment head and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure or
ter hours in recognition of the course work and research
adjournment, the student may request a re-examination,
completed for that degree. The student’s advisor must
which must be scheduled no less than one week after the
recommend the appropriate number of semester hours to
original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis satis­
be requested, and the request must be approved by the faculty
factorily will result in the termination of the student’s gradu­
according to a process defined by the student’s home depart­
ate program.
ment or division.
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the stu­
C. Faculty Advisor Appointments
dent must make any corrections in the thesis required by the
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
advise with respect to the student’s thesis direction and re­
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
search and selection of courses by the middle of their second
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
semester at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a voting
Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format instructions
member of the student’s Doctoral Thesis Committee. The
are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and should be
student’s department head and the Graduate Dean must ap­
obtained before beginning work on the thesis.)
prove all faculty advisor appointments.
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Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
7. If off-campus members are nominated for voting status,
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor,
the committee request form must include a brief resume
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
of their education and/or experience that demonstrates
professor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by
their competence to judge the quality and validity of
the Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus repre­
the thesis. Such members also must agree to assume
sentatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate
the same responsibilities expected of on-campus Com­
and upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members
mittee members including, but not limited to, attendance
outside the student’s home department may serve as the stu-
at Committee meetings, review of thesis proposals and
dent’s faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advi-
drafts, and participation in oral examinations and
sor must be selected from the student’s home department.
defenses.
D. Minor Programs
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the
All doctoral candidates except those in the Materials Sci­
student at the time he/she requests the formation of his/her
ence and Geochemistry programs or candidates for Individu­
thesis committee. The chairperson is responsible for leading
alized Interdisciplinary degrees must complete 12 credit
all meetings of the thesis committee and for directing the
hours in a minor program of study. This program is intended
student’s thesis defense. In selecting a Thesis Committee
to provide a breadth of knowledge in support of the student’s
chairperson, the following guidelines must be met: 1) the
principal research interests. The student’s faculty advisor and
chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor and
Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the course selec­
2) the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member.
tion and sequence in the minor program.
Shortly after its appointment, the Doctoral Thesis Com­
E. Doctoral Thesis Committees
mittee meets with the student to hear a presentation of the
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Commit­
proposed course of study and thesis topic. The Committee
tee whose members have been recommended by the student’s
and student must agree on a satisfactory program. The stu-
home department or division. Students should have a thesis
dent’s faculty advisor then assumes the primary responsibil­
committee appointed by the end of their second semester.
ity for monitoring the program, directing the thesis work,
This Committee must have a minimum of five voting mem­
arranging qualifying examinations, and scheduling the thesis
bers that fulfill the following criteria:
defense.
1. The Committee must include an advisor who is assigned
F. Admission to Candidacy
responsibility for directing the research. If two advisors
Full-time students must complete the following require­
are appointed, they both shall be considered co-advisors
ments within the first two calendar years after enrolling into
and shall be voting members of the Committee.
the PhD program.
2. Either the advisor or at least one co-advisor must be a
x have a thesis committee appointment form on file in the
full-time permanent faculty member in the home depart­
Graduate Office;
ment, division or interdisciplinary program in order to
x complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
ensure compliance with program requirements.
requirements of their department, division or program;
3. The Committee must have at least four other voting
x demonstrate adequate preparation for, and satisfactory
members in addition to the advisor or co-advisors, and a
ability to conduct, doctoral research; and
majority of the voting members (including the advisor
x be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
or co-advisors) must be full-time permanent CSM fac­
ulty members.
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
4. At least two of the “additional” committee members
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
must be knowledgeable in the technical areas of the
division directors or program directors will provide the stu­
thesis, and at least one of them must be a member of
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien­
the student’s home or allied department, division or
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
interdisciplinary program.
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
5. If a minor field is designated, the third “additional”
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary. Each
committee member must be an expert in that field. In
program also defines the process for determining whether its
the case of an interdisciplinary degree, the third com­
students have demonstrated adequate preparation for, and
mittee member must be an expert in one of the fields
have satisfactory ability to do, high-quality, independent doc­
represented in the research.
toral research in their specialties. These requirements and
6. The fourth “additional” committee member must be
processes are described under the appropriate program head­
from outside the home and allied departments or divi­
ings in the section of this Bulletin on Graduate Degree Pro­
sions and the minor field if applicable.
grams and Description of Courses.
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Upon completion of these requirements, students must
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must
submit an Admission to Candidacy form documenting satis­
make any corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral
factory completion of the prerequisite and core curriculum
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
requirements and granting permission to begin doctoral re­
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
search. The form must have the written approval of all mem­
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
bers of the Ph.D. Committee.
Graduate Studies for format approval.
G. Thesis Defense
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research
Graduate Degrees
of excellent quality in a suitable technical field, and it must
A. General
exhibit satisfactory literary merit. In addition, the format of
In addition to its traditional graduate degree programs,
the thesis must comply with guidelines promulgated by the
CSM offers students the opportunity to earn research degrees
Office of Graduate Studies. (Students should obtain a copy
by solving problems that fit Mines’ institutional role and
of these guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies
mission but would not easily be addressed solely within a
before beginning work on the thesis.)
single discipline or existing degree program. Each student in
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a writ­
the Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate (IIG) Program
ten proposal to the student’s faculty advisor and the Commit­
will work with faculty advisors from two departments or
tee. The Committee must approve the proposal at least one
divisions at Mines, and the composition of the thesis com­
year before the thesis defense.
mittee will reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon
The student’s faculty advisor is responsible for supervis­
satisfactory completion of the program, they will be awarded
ing the student’s research work and consulting with other
the appropriate degree (MS, ME, or PhD) bearing the name
Doctoral Thesis Committee members on the progress of the
Interdisciplinary.
work. The advisor must consult with the Committee on any
B. Admission Process
significant change in the nature of the work. The student sub­
Before applying, prospective candidates for IIG degrees
mits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the advisor, who
should meet with the IIG Program Coordinator to explore the
will work with the student on necessary revisions. Upon
match between their interdisciplinary interests and existing
approval of the student’s advisor, the revised thesis is distrib­
programs available on campus. The IIG Coordinator will pro­
uted to the other members of the Committee at least one
vide feedback with recommendations about the application.
week prior to the oral defense of the thesis.
However, it is the responsibility of the student to seek out
The student must pass an oral defense of his or her thesis
faculty members willing to serve as co-advisors and other
during the final semester of studies. This oral defense may
members of a potential thesis committee.
include an examination of material covered in the student’s
An application package will include a cover page listing
course work. The defense will be open to the public.
the potential thesis committee, a summary of the proposed
Following the defense, the Doctoral Thesis Committee
research and course of study, along with a justification for
will meet privately to vote on whether the student has suc­
how this research and course of study fits with the Mines
cessfully defended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible:
scope, mission, and resources (Further specifications are
the student may pass the oral defense; the student may fail
available from the IIG Coordinator). If the student is not al­
the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn the de­
ready enrolled in a graduate program at CSM, the application
fense to allow the student more time to address and remove
package must also include the standard application for ad­
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying re­
mission to the Graduate School. It is also customary to have
search. Two negative votes will constitute a failure regardless
a provisional meeting of the thesis committee as part of the
of the number of Committee members present at the thesis
application development process.
defense. In the event of either failure or adjournment, the
Once an application package has been completed and sub­
Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee will prepare a writ­
mitted to the IIG Coordinator, it will be circulated for commen­
ten statement indicating the reasons for this action and will
tary to the student’s existing home department or division
distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee mem­
(if the student is already enrolled in a CSM graduate program)
bers, the student’s department head and the Graduate Dean.
and to the departments or divisions of the potential co-advisors.
In the case of failure, the student may request a re-examina-
For currently enrolled students, advisors and home depart­
tion, which must be scheduled no less than one week after
ment heads or division directors may veto an IIG application.
the original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis
satisfactorily will result in the termination of the student’s
The application package together with commentary from
graduate program.
the relevant departments or divisions is then forwarded to the
IIG Studies Committee, which is chaired by the IIG Coordi­
nator. Admissions decisions made by the IIG Studies Com­
mittee take into account the following considerations:
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1. the interdisciplinary scope of the proposal,
J. For More Information
2. the relation of the program to the Mines mission,
For more information about admission or requirements, or
for the name of the IIG Coordinator, contact the Graduate
3. educational and research resources at Mines,
Office at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
4. the quality of the proposed course of study and research,
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
5. the qualifications of the student, and
Programs
6. the recommendations of the department heads or divi­
A. Overview
sion directors.
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
C. Graduation Requirements
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Pro­
Candidates for IIG degrees must meet all graduation re­
fessional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while com­
quirements in the general section of the CSM Graduate Bul­
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
letin. During their course of study they must also paraticipate
combined Bachelors-Masters programs have been created by
in a required interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, as a con­
CSM faculty in those situations where they have deemed it
dition of their endorsement of admission to the IIG program,
academically advantageous to treat BS and MS degree
the heads or directors of both departments or divisions may
programs as a continuous and integrated process. These are
recommend that the candidates be required to meet some or
accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields of engi­
all of their department or division requirements. The IIG
neering and applied science where advanced education in
Thesis Committee will nevertheless make the final decision
technology and/or management provides the opportunity to
on the course of study for each student, taking into consider­
be on a fast track for advancement to leadership positions.
ation the department or division recommendations and the
These programs also can be valuable for students who want
technical content of the proposed research program.
to get a head start on graduate education.
D. Transfer Credits
The combined programs at CSM offer several advantages
Transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed
to students who choose to enroll in them:
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in a field that com­
disciplinary degree (MS, ME or PhD), except that approval
plements their undergraduate major or, in special cases,
authority shall rest with the IIG Thesis Committee.
in the same field.
E. Minor Programs
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
A minor program is not required for an IIG degree.
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
F. Thesis Advisors
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
Each IIG program student must have two co-advisors. At
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
least one co-advisor must be a full-time member of the CSM
students planning on attending graduate school can get a
faculty holding the rank of professor, associate professor,
head start on their graduate education.
assistant professor, research professor, associate research
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to sat­
professor, or assistant research professor. With the approval
isfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation
of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the other co-advisor may be
for their graduate program.
from outside CSM.
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
G. Thesis Committees
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
The Dean of Graduate Studies will appoint a Thesis Com­
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
mittee based on recommendations from the student and the
5. Early acceptance into a Combined program leading to a
director of the IIG program. The composition, authority and
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or
operation of the Committee will be as indicated in the Board-
Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures students of auto­
approved policy available from the Graduate Office.
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they main­
H. Admission to Candidacy
tain good standing while in early-acceptance status.
Requirements and procedures for admission to candidacy
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
will be as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
equivalent disciplinary degree.
enrollment at CSM.
I. Thesis Defense
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Program
Requirements and procedures for defense of thesis will be
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
degree by including up to six hours of specified course
disciplinary degree.
credits which also were used in fulfilling the requirements
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of their undergraduate degree. Those courses must meet all
is considered enrolled full-time in his/her graduate program.
requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are not in­
Once having done so, the student is no longer eligible for
cluded in calculating the graduate GPA. Check the depart­
undergraduate financial aid, but may now be eligible for
mental section of the Bulletin to determine which programs
graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
provide this opportunity.
each Combined Program student must register as a graduate
B. Admission Process
student for at least one semester.
Students may apply for Early Admission to the Combined
In order to maintain good standing in the Combined
Graduate Program any time after completing the first semes­
Program:
ter of their sophomore year at CSM. Applicants should sub­
1. Students who have been granted Early Admission to the
mit a letter to the department or division and the Graduate
Combined Program must register full time and maintain
Office indicating that they intend to apply for the Combined
a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 during each semester
Graduate Program.
subsequent to admission, including the semester in
Following Early Admission from the department, students
which they were accepted.
will be assigned graduate advisors in the programs in which
2. Students who have been granted full graduate status
they plan to receive their graduate certificates or degrees.
must satisfy all requirements (course, research and
Prior to registration for the next semester, students and their
thesis credits, minimum GPA, etc.) of the graduate pro­
graduate advisors will plan a strategy for completing both the
gram in which they are enrolled. Note that all courses,
undergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as possi­
undergraduate and graduate, taken after full admission
ble. The students also will continue to have undergraduate
count toward the minimum GPA required to be making
advisors in the home department or division for their Bache-
satisfactory progress.
lor’s Degrees.
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
Immediately upon achieving Senior standing, students
Combined Program
must submit the standard graduate application package for
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
the graduate portion of their combined program, and are
enroll in 500-level courses. While a Combined Program
eligible for enrolling in graduate-level courses.
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
C. Requirements
of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin for
Combined Program students are considered undergradu­
undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply.
ate students until such time as they complete their under­
In addition, if an undergraduate Combined Program student
graduate degree requirements. Combined Program students
would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply this course
who are still considered undergraduates by this definition
to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify the Registrar
have all of the privileges and are subject to all expectations
of the intent to do so at the time of enrollment in the course.
of both their undergraduate and graduate programs. These
The Registrar will forward this information to Financial Aid
students may enroll in both undergraduate and graduate
for appropriate action. If prior consent is not received, all
courses (see section D below), may have access to depart­
graduate courses taken as an undergraduate Combined Pro­
mental assistance available through both programs, and may
gram student will be applied to the student’s undergraduate
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by
degree program and as such will only be eligible for use in a
the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their under­
student’s graduate degree through the double-counting option
graduate degree requirements, a Combined Program student
described in last paragraph of section A above.
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Graduate Degree Programs
and Description of Courses
In addition to the general degree requirements described in
Mines. Undergraduate course deficiencies must be removed
the previous pages, the following specific department, divi­
prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
sion, or program requirements must also be met:
The essential undergraduate courses include ChEN201,
Chemical Engineering
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, and ChEN418.
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
Required Curriculum:
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor
Master of Science Program:
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis) pro­
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
engineering are required to take a minimum of 18 semester
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
hours of course work. All students must complete the four
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Associate Professor
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an additional six
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
hours of approved electives. In addition, students must com­
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
plete and defend an acceptable Masters dissertation. Full-
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
time Masters students must enroll in graduate colloquium
TRACY GARDNER, Lecturer
(ChEN605) each semester that they are in residence.
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Students entering the Master of Science (non-thesis) pro­
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
MICHAEL S. GRABOSKI, Research Professor
engineering are required to take a minimum of 36 semester
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
hours of course work. All students must complete the four
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
HANS-HEINRICH CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and at least an additional
ANDREW M. HERRING, Research Associate Professor
18 hours of approved electives. Students may complete an
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
acceptable engineering report for up to six hours of academic
CAROLYN A. KOH, Research Associate Professor
credit. Full-time Masters students must enroll in graduate
KELLY T. MILLER, Research Assistant Professor
JONATHAN FILLEY, Research Assistant Professor
colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in residence.
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
Doctor of Philosophy Program:
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
The course of study for the Ph.D. degree consists of a
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
minimum of 30 semester hours of course work. All Ph.D.
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
students must complete the four core courses (ChEN507,
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
ChEN509, ChEN518, and ChEN516) and an additional six
Degrees Offered:
hours of approved electives. Students are required to complete
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
a minor in a discipline outside of the department (minimum
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework). In addition,
students must complete and defend an acceptable Doctoral
Program Description:
dissertation. Full-time Ph.D. students must enroll in graduate
The program of study for an advanced degree in chemical
colloquium (ChEN605) each semester 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 re­
be earned for selected 400-level courses. All full-time gradu­
quirements 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
students who have entered the Ph.D. program must take the
See Required Curriculum below.
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 in Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of
for the M.S. degree, although failure may affect the student’s
financial aid status.
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The qualifying examination will cover the traditional areas
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING Application of
of Chemical Engineering, and will consist of two sections: a
chemical engineering principles to the processing of natural
written section and an oral section. The written section will
gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
contain six questions, three at the undergraduate level (cover­
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
ing fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer/material
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: ChEN201,
and energy balances) and three at the graduate level (cover­
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of
ing applied engineering mathematics, reaction kinetics, and
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics). The qualifying examination is open-book
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of
and students are free to use any reference books or course
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
notes during the written examination. The oral examination
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex
will consist of a presentation by the student on a technical
hydrocarbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
paper from the chemical engineering literature. Students will
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite:
choose a paper in one of four areas (thermodynamics, kinetics,
CHGN221, CHGN351 and 353, ChEN201, ChEN357, or
transport, and materials) from a list determined by the faculty.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The student is required to present an oral critique of the
paper of approximately 20 minutes followed by questions
ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
from the faculty. Papers for the oral examination will be dis­
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer
tributed well in advance of the oral portion of the exam so
solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Charac­
students have sufficient time to prepare their presentations.
terization techniques based on solution properties. Materials
science of polymers in varying physical states. Processing
Ph.D. Proposal Defense
operations for polymeric materials and use in separations.
After passing the Qualifying Exam, all Ph.D. candidates
Prerequisite: CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent
are required to prepare a detailed written proposal on the
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
subject of their Ph.D. research topic. An oral examination
consisting of a defense of the thesis proposal must be com­
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
pleted within approximately one year of passing the Qualify­
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response,
ing Examination. Written proposals must be submitted to the
and polymer shape forming. Definition and measurement
student’s thesis committee no later than one week prior to
of material properties. Interrelationships between response
the scheduled oral examination.
functions and correlation of data and material response.
Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer properties.
Two negative votes from the doctoral committee members
Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and flow
are required for failure of the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. In the
instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307, MACS315, or consent
case of failure, one re-examination will be allowed upon peti­
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to the Department Head. Failure to complete the Ph.D.
Proposal Defense within the allotted time without an approved
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING Applications of
postponement will result in failure. Under extenuating cir­
the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry,
cumstances a student may postpone the exam with approval
and organic chemistry to the engineering of reactive
of the Graduate Affairs committee, based on the recommenda­
processes. Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate
tion of the student’s thesis committee. In such cases, a student
data; heterogeneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-
must submit a written request for postponement that describes
aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
the circumstances and proposes a new date. Requests for post­
ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN353, or consent of
ponement must be presented to the thesis committee no later
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
than two weeks before the end of the semester in which the
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
exam would normally have been taken.
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi­
Description of Courses
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
Set-up and solution of ordinary and partial differential equa­
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN Process
tions for typical chemical engineering systems and transport
simulation and process optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315, ChEN307, ChEN308,
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, ChEN418, or
ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL Math­
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic analy­
ematical modeling and analysis of transient systems. Appli­
sis of engineering processes and systems. Interest, annuity,
cations of control theory to response of dynamic chemical
present value, depreciation, cost accounting, investment ac­
engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
counting and financing of engineering enterprises along with
ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
taxation, market evaluation and break-even analysis. Prerequi­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and
course; undergraduate chemical engineering courses covering
chemical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and
reaction kinetics, and heat, mass and momentum transfer.
mass transport. Set up and solution of problems involving
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
equations of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307,
ChEN508. ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS Develop­
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent
ment of basic conservation equations for momentum transfer.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Constitutive equations for Newtonian and elementary non-
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
Newtonian fluids. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equa­
ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and quantum
tions. Ordering and approximations. Applications to low and
mechanics to understanding and prediction of equilibrium
high Reynolds number flows. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or con­
and transport properties and processes. Relations between
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
microscopic properties of materials and systems to macro­
ChEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
scopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
THERMODYNAMICS Extension and amplification of
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221
undergraduate chemical engineering thermodynamics.
and 222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Topics will include the laws of thermodynamics, thermo­
3 semester hours.
dynamic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase
Graduate Courses
equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite:
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
ChEN357 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
lecture; 3 semester hours.
School.
ChEN510. CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS AND
The 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in
DESIGN Non-ideal flow effects on reactor design. Stability
the Graduate School.
of stirred tank and tubular flow reactors. Mass and heat trans­
ChEN501. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER Formulation
fer effects. Modeling of heterogeneous chemical reactors.
of the laws governing the transport of energy. Transient and
Fluidized bed reactors. Prerequisite: ChEN418 or equivalent.
steady-state analysis for heat conduction. The transport of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermal energy in fluids in motion; free and forced convec­
ChEN511. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Individual theoretical
tion in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within
or experimental studies under the direction of a department
conduits. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or consent of instructor.
faculty member, but not leading to a thesis. Course may be
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
ChEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING
semester hours; 6 semester hours maximum credit.
ECONOMICS Advanced engineering economic principles
ChEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI­
applied to original and alternate investments. Analysis of
NEERING Selected topics chosen from special interests of
chemical and petroleum processes relative to marketing and
instructor and students. Course may be repeated for credit on
return on investments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours lecture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN514. ADVANCED STAGED SEPARATIONS
ENGINEERING Engineering applications of numerical
Principles of stagewise separations with major emphasis on
methods. Numerical integration, solution of algebraic equa­
multicomponent processes for distillation, absorption, and
tions, matrix algebra, ordinary differential equations, and
extraction. Topics include brief review of ideal phase separa­
special emphasis on partial differential equations. Emphasis
tions, classical stage-by-stage multicomponent methods,
on application of numerical methods to chemical engineering
modern successive approximation methods for multicom­
problems which cannot be solved by analytical methods.
ponents, general short-cut methods, tray hydraulics and effi­
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ciency. Prerequisite: ChEN375 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
ChEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL
ChEN515. ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER Fundamental
ENGINEERING This course stresses the application of
principles of mass transfer with application to design of mass
mathematics to problems drawn from chemical engineering
transfer processes. Theory of diffusion in gases and liquids
fundamentals such as material and energy balances, transport
for single and multicomponent species. Mass transfer in
phenomena and kinetics. Formulation and solution of ordi­
laminar and turbulent flows. Transport analogies, simultane­
nary and partial differential equations arising in chemical
ous heat and mass transfer, with examples of drying and
engineering or related processes or operations are discussed.
humidification processes. Mass transfer with chemical reac­
Mathematical approaches are restricted to analytical solutions
tion; examples of slow, intermediate, and fast reactions with
or techniques for producing problems amenable to analytical
application to design of mass contactors. Interfacial mass
solutions. Prerequisite: Undergraduate differential equations
transfer and mass transfer in two-phase flows. Design of
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packed beds and columns, gas-sparged reactors. Prerequisite:
aspects of these problems will also be considered. Prerequi­
Graduate course in transport phenomena (ChEN516). 3 hours
site: Consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
ChEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULATION
ChEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Principles of
Advanced concepts in computer-aided process simulation
momentum, heat, and mass transfer with application to
are covered. Topics include optimization, heat exchanger
chemical processes. Flow in ducts and around submerged
networks, data regression analysis, and separations systems.
objects. Heat conduction and molecular diffusion. Convective
Use of industry-standard process simulation software (Aspen
heat and mass transfer. Heat- and mass-transfer coefficients.
Plus) is stressed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
Transport analogies and correlations. Prerequisite: ChEN507.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
ChEN525. SELECTED TOPICS IN EMERGING CHEMICAL
ChEN517. PETROLEUM REFINERY PROCESSING
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY An introduction to new
Composition and evaluation of petroleum crude oils and other
chemical engineering technologies. Current examples include
hydrocarbons. Basic refinery processes, including operating
biotechnology, supercritical fluid extraction and biomedical
conditions, chemical reactions, catalysts, economics, and
engineering. Emphasis is on providing students with appro­
pollution control. Emphasis on needs for refinery processes,
priate terminologies, identifying new applications of chemi­
such as: distillation, desulfurization, coking, solvent extrac­
cal engineering principles and potential areas of research.
tion, hydrofining, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, reform­
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture and/or labora­
ing, isomerization, polymerization. New process requirements
tory; 1 to 3 semester hours.
for meeting fuel specifications. Prerequisite: ChEN409 or
ChEN527. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY This course pro­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vides students the opportunity to explore technical aspects of
ChEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
many important recent topics in air pollution. The course in­
Homogeneous and heterogeneous rate expressions. Funda­
cludes the chemistry, monitoring, health and environmental
mental theories of reaction rates. Analysis of rate data and
effects of air pollution including ozone layer depletion, acid
complex reaction networks. Properties of solid catalysts.
rain, and global climate change. Technical aspects of envi­
Mass and heat transfer with chemical reaction. Hetero­
ronmental regulations and policy are included along with in­
geneous non-catalytic reactions. Prerequisite: ChEN418
terpretation of laboratory experiments, field measurements,
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and computer modeling. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ChEN519. SYNTHETIC FUEL PROCESSES Processes
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
that generate hydrocarbons from coal, tar sands, and oil
ChEN535/PHGN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY
shale. Other energy sources as well as direct conversion
MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY
processes will also be considered in view of supply and eco­
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the
nomics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
3 semester hours.
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
ChEN520. THERMODYNAMICS OF PHASE EQUILIBRIA
among processing steps. Consent of instructor 1 hour lecture,
Application of current theories in multicomponent phase equi­
4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
libria to the solution of engineering problems. Topics include:
ChEN545. SIMULATION AND MODELING IN CHEMICAL
introduction to the theory of intermolecular forces, theory of
PROCESS INDUSTRIES Application of basic principles
corresponding states, fugacities in gas and liquid mixtures,
of physics, chemistry, transport phenomena and reaction
introduction to the theory of liquids. Prerequisite: ChEN509
kinetics to real systems. The philosophy of process modeling
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
at different levels of complexity is developed and numerous
ChEN521. CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING Thermodynamic
examples based on the chemical process industry and natu­
analysis of cryogenic systems. Survey of the properties of
rally occurring processes are used. Prerequisite: Consent of
cryogenic fluids. Analysis of heat transfer, fluid flow, and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
separation processes at low temperatures. Introduction to
ChEN550. MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY
superconductivity and superfluidity. Prerequisite: Consent
This course is an introduction to the fabrication, characteri­
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
zation, and application of synthetic membranes for gas and
ChEN523. ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
liquid separations. Industrial membrane processes such as
Discussion of the many engineering problems that arise when
reverse osmosis, filtration, pervaporation, and gas separations
man interacts with his environment. Comprehensive treat­
will be covered as well as new applications from the research
ment of topics such as pollution, thermal pollution, treatment
literature. The course will include lecture, experimental, and
of industrial and municipal wastes, solid waste treatment, and
computational (molecular simulation) laboratory compo­
the disposal of radioactive wastes. Economic and legislative
nents. Prerequisites: ChEN375, ChEN430 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN584. (CHGN584). FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
ChEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS
The basic principles involved in the preparation, characteriza­
Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and application of
tion, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homogeneous
thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include stability,
catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption,
critical phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermo­
adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters,
dynamics of polymer solutions and thermodynamics of
poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and
aqueous and ionic solutions. Prerequisite: Consent of
soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important
instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: Consent of
ChEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties.
ChEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI­
Topics include element of probability, ensemble theory,
NEERING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics
application to gases and solids, distribution theories of fluids,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
and transport properties. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ChEN611. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS Con­
ChEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
tinuation of ChEN610. Advanced applications of statistical
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
thermodynamics and statistical mechanics including pertur­
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
bation and integral equation theory, computer simulation and
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
theory of electrolytes. Introduction to theory of nonequilib­
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari­
rium systems including Chapman-Enskog, Brownian motion
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
and time correlation functions. Prerequisite: ChEN610 or
ChEN601. ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER
equivalent; ChEN507 or equivalent; ChEN509. 3 hours
In-depth analysis of selected topics in heat transfer with
lecture; 3 semester hours.
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
ChEN612. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
Prerequisite: ChEN501 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
Advanced theoretical or experimental studies on chemical
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
engineering subjects not currently covered in other depart­
ChEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS Lectures,
ment courses. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequi­
reports, and discussions on current research in chemical
site: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours; 6 semester
engineering, usually related to the student’s thesis topic.
hours maximum credit.
Sections are operated independently and are directed toward
ChEN615. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MASS TRANSFER
different research topics. Course may be repeated for credit.
In-depth analyses of selected topics in mass transfer with
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture-discussion;
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
1 semester hour.
Possible topics include ion-exchange or adsorption chroma­
ChEN605. COLLOQUIUM Students will attend a series
tography, theories of interfacial mass transfer, mass transfer
of lectures by speakers from industry, academia, and govern­
with reaction, and simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Pre­
ment. Primary emphasis will be on current research in
requisite: Graduate mass transfer course (ChEN515). 1 to 3
chemical engineering and related disciplines, with secondary
hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
emphasis on ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues
ChEN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
of importance to the chemical engineering profession. Pre­
Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Basic principles of
requisite: Graduate status. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
chemical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous sys­
ChEN607. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI­
tems. Reactions in solution, reactions on surfaces, and com­
NEERING MATHEMATICS In-depth analysis of selected
posite reactions. Homogeneous catalysis, and isotope effects
topics in applied mathematics with special emphasis on
in reaction dynamics. Photochemical reactions. Prerequisite:
chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite: ChEN507
Graduate reaction engineering course (ChEN518). 1 to 3
or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion;
hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL
ChEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS
ENGINEERING Individual participation in teaching activi­
In-depth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with
ties. Discussion, problem review and development, guidance
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications.
of laboratory experiments, course development, supervised
Prerequisite: ChEN508 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
practice teaching. Course may be repeated for credit. Pre­
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
requisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a graduate
student instructor, or consent of instructor. 6 to 10 hours
supervised teaching; 2 semester hours.
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ChEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI­
Chemistry and Geochemistry
NEERING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
credit hours.
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
ChEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari­
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
BETTINA M. VOELKER, 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
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
committee.
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
ChEN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
OPHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under supervision of
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
the graduate student’s advisory committee. 30 semester hours.
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
ChEN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
dent’s faculty advisor.
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
Degrees Offered:
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
Master of Science (Chemistry; thesis and non-thesis option)
faculty advisor.
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or
All graduate degree programs in the Department of
presentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent
Chemistry & Geochemistry have been admitted to the West­
of instructor. 2 semester hours.
ern Regional Graduate Program (WICHE). This program
allows residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
Utah, Washington, and Wyoming to register at Colorado resi­
dent tuition rates.
Program Description:
The Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry offers
graduate degrees in chemistry and in geochemistry. For
students entering the Chemistry Program, undergraduate
deficiencies will be determined by faculty in the Department
of Chemistry & Geochemistry. Faculty from the Geochemistry
Program will determine undergraduate deficiencies of students
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
institutions, provided that those courses have not been used
program should have completed an undergraduate program
as credit toward a Bachelor degree.
in 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 B.S./M.S. program in chemistry and count
rado School of Mines. A candidate for an advanced degree
six hours from their undergraduate studies toward the M.S.
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 M.S. degree are: CHGN401, CHGN410,
required for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited univer­
CHGN403, CHGN422, CHGN428, CHGN430, CHGN475,
sity. Deficiencies in one or both of these areas will be deter­
and CHGN498 (with approval of faculty advisor and
mined on an individual basis.
committee). Any 500 level lecture course taken as an under­
Required Curriculum:
graduate may also be counted as part of the six hours from
Chemistry:
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 study.
for the Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry includes three
Initially, before a thesis advisor and thesis committee have
of the departmental core courses (CHGN502, CHGN503,
been chosen, the student is advised by the Graduate Affairs
CHGN505, and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar
Committee in the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry.
(CHGN560), the Ph.D.-level seminar (CHGN660), a
The following four graduate courses are designated as core
minor, a comprehensive examination, research, and the
courses in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry:
preparation and oral defense of a Ph.D. thesis based on the
CHGN502 (inorganic), CHGN503 (physical), CHGN505
student’s research. The total hours of course work required
(organic), and CHGN507 (analytical).
for the Ph.D. degree is determined on an individual basis by
M.S. Degree (chemistry, thesis option): The program of
the student’s thesis committee. Up to 24 semester hours of
study includes the four core courses: (CHGN502, CHGN503,
graduate-level course work may be transferred from other
CHGN505, and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar
institutions toward the Ph.D. degree provided that those
(CHGN560), research, and the preparation and oral defense
courses have not been used by the student toward a Bache-
of an MS thesis based on the student’s research. Students
lor’s degree. The student’s thesis committee may set addi­
must be enrolled in CHGN560 for each Fall and Spring
tional course requirements and will make decisions on
semester that they are in residence at CSM. At least 15 of the
requests for transfer credit. Ph.D. students may base their
institution-required 24 semester hours of course work must
M.S.-level seminar on any chemistry-related topic including
be taken in the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry at
the proposed thesis research. The M.S.-level seminar require­
CSM. The student’s thesis committee makes decisions on
ment must be completed no later than the end of the student’s
transfer credit. Up to 9 semester hours of graduate courses
second year of graduate studies at CSM. After completion of
may be transferred from other institutions, provided that
the CHGN560 seminar, students must enroll in CHGN660.
those courses have not been used as credit toward a Bachelor
Students must be enrolled in either CHGN560 or CHGN660
degree. CSM undergraduates may use the thesis option as
for each Fall and Spring semester that they are in residence at
part of a five-year B.S./M.S. program in chemistry and count six
CSM. The Ph.D.-level seminar must be based on the student’s
hours from their undergraduate studies toward the M.S. degree.
Ph.D. research and must include detailed research findings
and interpretation thereof. This seminar must be presented
M.S. Degree (chemistry non-thesis option): The non-
close to, but before, the student’s oral defense of the thesis.
thesis M.S. degree requires 36 semester hours of course credit,
The minor requirement consists of a minimum of 12 hours of
composed of 30 semester hours of course work and 6 hours
graduate courses intended to provide a breadth of knowledge
of independent study. The program of study includes the four
in support of the student’s principal research interests. The
core courses: (CHGN502, CHGN503, CHGN505, and
minor may comprise courses taken: (i) solely within the De­
CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar (CHGN560), independent
partment of Chemistry & Geochemistry, (ii) solely within
study on a topic determined by the student and the student’s
another department or division outside of the Department of
faculty advisor, and the preparation of a report based on
Chemistry & Geochemistry, or (iii) from a combination of
the student’s study topic. Students must be enrolled in
departments/divisions, including transfer credit from another
CHGN560 for each Fall and Spring semester that they are
institution. In all cases the minor must constitute a coherent
in residence at CSM. At least 21 of the institution-required
set of courses that supports, and adds breadth to, the student’s
36 semester hours of course work must be taken as a regis­
principal research interests. Up to two, but no more than two,
tered master’s degree student at CSM. The student’s commit­
of the core courses may, with thesis committee approval, be
tee makes decisions on courses to be taken, transfer credit,
used to fulfill the minor requirement. The student’s thesis
and examines the student’s written report. Up to 15 semester
committee must approve the combination of courses that
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constitutes the minor. The comprehensive examination com­
Applied aspects of trace element, environmental, and aqueous
prises a written non-thesis proposal wherein the student
geochemistry.
prepares an original proposal on a chemistry topic distinctly
Applications of soil gas to petroleum and mineral exploration
different from the student’s principal area of research. The
and environmental problems; water quality and modeling
student must orally defend the non-thesis proposal before the
of biogeochemical processes in constructed wetlands used
thesis committee. The non-thesis proposal requirement must
for treatment of acid drainage; sampling design in large-
be completed prior to the end of the student’s second year of
scale environmental studies.
graduate studies. A student’s thesis committee may, at its dis­
cretion, require additional components to the comprehensive
Environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry of aquatic and
examination process such as inclusion of cumulative exami­
terrestrial environment, stable isotope geochemistry.
nations, or other examinations.
Peat and humic substances; analytical chemistry. Geochem­
Geochemistry:
istry of igneous rocks; associated ore deposits.
The program of study is selected by the student in con­
Polymer synthesis and characterization, thermal stability,
sultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee.
thermal degradation mechanisms of polymers; mass
Students entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take
spectroscopy; chemometrics and chromatography.
more coursework in geology to strengthen their backgrounds
Development and evaluation of teaching methods that foster
in this discipline; the converse is true for students with a
higher-level thinking abilities.
background in geology. Deficiencies are determined at an
Chemistry and geochemistry of pollutant organics in aqueous
entrance interview by members of the Geochemistry faculty.
systems; chemical and physical transformations of such
A thesis is required for the M.S. degree and a dissertation for
pollutants; surface interactions in aqueous systems.
the Ph.D.
Theory and simulation of complex materials including poly­
The Geochemistry program comprises a core group of
mers and powders, complex fluids, phase equilibria, con­
courses, required of all students unless individually exempted
trolled self-assembly.
by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previous back­
ground. The core courses are CHGC503 - Introduction to
Separations; field flow fractionation; polymer, colloid, and
Geochemistry, CHGC504 - Methods in Geochemistry, and a
particulate characterization; new separation surfaces.
one hour laboratory course selected from several available. In
Computational methods for design of materials.
addition, M.S. degree students must take two courses selected
Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of inorganic and
from the following list; CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction
organometallic complexes with regard to bonding, struc­
to Aqueous Geochemistry, CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic
ture, and catalysis.
Geochemistry, CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry,
GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry. Ph.D. degree
Description of Courses
students must take the three core courses CHGC503,
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour laboratory course,
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
and two courses selected from the previous list.
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereo­
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves
chemistry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
the number of course and research credits required for grad­
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
uation, as well as the specific courses beyond the above
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requirements. The Ph.D. in Geochemistry requires a mini­
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
mum of 72 credit hours, of which at least 24 hours must be
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
research credit. Normally at least 48 hours of course credits
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
are required, of which 24 hours of course credit may be
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
transferred from a previous graduate degree upon approval
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN401 or consent
of the dissertation committee. Research credits may not be
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transferred from a previous degree program.
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II)
Fields of Research:
Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension
Heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry.
and contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and
microemulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical
Organic and analytical chemistry of hydrocarbon fuels; envi­
techniques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and
ronmental analytical chemistry of organic compounds;
colloid stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams
coordination chemistry with organic ligands.
and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry; bonding and
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite:
symmetry; chemistry of materials; use of computers in
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
chemistry.
3 semester hours.
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CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
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
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I)
in the Graduate School. Geochemistry courses are listed after
Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry-
Chemistry courses.
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 trends
3 semester hours.
and reactivities. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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, sta­
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II)
tistical mechanics and kinetics to the solid, liquid and gas
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN402. 3 hours lecture;
states. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture;
3 credit hours.
2 semester 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;
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S)
3 semester hours.
Individual research project under direction of a member of
CHGN506. CHEMICAL BONDING THEORY (I)
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of chem­
Theoretical basis of bonding with emphasis on molecular
istry curriculum through the junior year or permission of the
orbital approach. Pi electron energy calculations. Spectra of
department head. 1-6 credit hours.
conjugated systems. Acid-base equilibria. Prerequisite: Con­
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
experience with an industrial, academic, or governmental
alternate years.
host supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequi­
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I)
sites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior
Review of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature of
year or permission of the department head. 1-6 credit hours.
analytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data. Manip­
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II)
ulation of real substances; sampling, storage, decomposition
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor and
or dissolution, and analysis. Detailed treatment of chemical
students. Prerequisite: Consent of head of department. 1 to 3
equilibrium as related to precipitation, acid-base, complexa­
semester hours.
tion and redox titrations. Potentiometry and UV-visible
absorption spectrophotometry. Prerequisite: Consent of
CHGN499. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH(I, II)
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Individual investigational problems under the direction of
members of the chemistry staff. Written report on research
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of head of depart­
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; empha­
ment. 1 to 3 semester hours.
sis on instrumentation and application to analytical chemistry
problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy, infrared
Graduate Courses
spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, Raman
The following courses are offered at the graduate level.
spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy, flame
They will be given if sufficient qualified students register.
methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance methods,
Some 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photoacoustic
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spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Prerequisite:
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY (I) Introduction to
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
theory and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode potentials,
Offered alternate years.
reversible and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic
CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS (II) Survey of
attraction theory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases,
separation methods, thermodynamics of phase equilibria,
mechanisms and fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite:
thermodynamics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone
Offered alternate years.
refining, use of inclusion compounds for separation, appli­
CHGN583/MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICA­
cation of separation technology for determining physical
TIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II)
constants, e.g., stability constants of complexes. Prerequisite:
Instrumental techniques for the characterization of surfaces
CHGN507 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
of solid materials; Applications of such techniques to poly­
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
mers, corrosion, metallurgy, adhesion science, microelec­
CHGN515/MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN
tronics. Methods of analysis discussed: x-ray photoelectron
MATERIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories
spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy (AES),
and calculations and their applications to solids of interest to
ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary ion mass spec­
materials science. The relationship between a material’s
trometry (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering (RBS), scanning
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
and wavelength dispersive x-ray analysis; principles of these
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
methods, quantification, instrumentation, sample preparation.
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Prerequisite: B.S. in Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engi­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
neering, Physics, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
CHGN523/MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
Dependence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and
CHGN584/ChEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
(II) The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac­
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conduc­
terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homoge­
tors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
neous catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters,
poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and
CHGN536/MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYN­
soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important
THESIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macro­
industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or
molecules. Various methods of polymerization will be
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
discussed with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the
syntheses of different classes of organic and inorganic poly­
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS (II) Study of kinetic
mers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or con­
phenomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted to vari­
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
ous theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc­
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (I, II) Required
for all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
and geochemistry. M.S. students must register for the course
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
during each semester of residency. Ph.D. students must regis­
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
ter each semester until a grade is received satisfying the pre­
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
requisites for CHGN660. Presentation of a graded nonthesis
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
seminar and attendance at all departmental seminars are re­
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
quired. Prerequisite: Graduate student status. 1 semester hour.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGN580/MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
molecular structure determination of minerals, inorganic and
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
organometallic compounds. Topics include the heavy atom
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
method, data collection by moving film techniques and by
CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (I, II) Required
diffractometers, Fourier methods, interpretation of Patterson
of all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or
maps, refinement methods, direct methods. Prerequisite:
geochemistry. Students must register for this course each
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester after completing CHGN560. Presentation of a
Offered alternate years.
graded nonthesis seminar and attendance at all department
seminars are required. Prerequisite: CHGN560 or equivalent.
1 semester hour.
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CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
ples of instrumental analysis including atomic spectroscopy,
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
mass separations, and chromatography. Quality assurance
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
and quality control. Interpretation and assessment of geo­
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
chemical data using statistical methods. Prerequisite: Gradu­
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ate standing in geochemistry or environmental science and
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop­
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculations and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
CHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervi­
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria
sion of the graduate student’s thesis committee. Required of
between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
all candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
hours upon completion of thesis.
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and
unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Pre­
CHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
supervision of the graduate student’s thesis committee.
Required of all candidates for the degree of Doctor of
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
Philosophy. 30 semester hours.
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
CHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate miner­
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
alogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
dent’s faculty advisor.
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
CHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
faculty advisor.
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert the
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting. Meth­
organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal
ods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective design,
and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
delivery, and assessment of college courses or presentations.
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
2 semester hours.
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
Geochemistry Courses
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and prin­
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
ciples of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
the related principles of thermodynamics. Topics covered
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO­
include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar system,
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental distributions
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics,
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composi­
isotope systematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Pre­
tion, animal and human health in relation to the natural envi­
requisite: Introductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology,
ronment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting water
or consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture, 4 semester hours.
quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel processing.
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Sam­
Sampling design in large scale environmental studies. Pre­
pling of natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sedi­
requisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
ments, and waters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous
lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials, digestions, and partial chemical extractions. Princi­
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CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI­
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical and microbiological
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants. Pre­
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
requisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours lecture;
exploration, contaminant mapping and global climate change.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
RONMENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
of microbiology, such as structure and function of procary­
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
otic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro­
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
topic may be continued through later semesters and addi­
growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants,
tional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
1 to 3 semester hours.
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI­
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia­
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo­
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
Offered alternate years.
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO­
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and fresh­
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
water habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc­
same or a different topic may be continued through later
tor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours. Offered
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
alternate years.
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO­
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO­
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understand­
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in
ing of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
the area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and char­
may be continued through later semesters and additional
acteristics of biological material, origin of life, role of micro­
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
organisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of
semester hours.
sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
ter hours.
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable
isotope distributions with an emphasis on the application of
these principles to important case studies in igneous petrol­
ogy and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb iso­
topes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and
carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
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Economics and Business
econometrics, management theory and practice, finance and
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
investment analysis, exploration economics, decision analysis,
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
utility theory, and corporate risk policy.
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
Mineral Economics Program Requirements:
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
M.S. Degree Students choose from either the thesis or
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
non-thesis option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
and are required to complete a minimum total of 36 credits
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
(a typical course has 3 credits).
DAVID W. MOORE, Assistant Professor
Non-thesis option
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
18 credits of core courses
JAMES M. OTTO, Research Professor/Director, Institute for Global
12 credits in area of specialization
Resources Policy & Management
6 credits of approved electives or a minor from another
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
department
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
Thesis option
JOHN E. TILTON, William J. Coulter Professor Emeritus
18 credits of core courses
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
12 thesis credits
Degrees Offered:
6 credits in area of specialization
Master of Science (Mineral Economics)
Ph.D. Degree. Doctoral students develop a customized
Doctor of Philosophy (Mineral Economics)
curriculum to fit their needs. The degree requires a minimum
Master of Science (Engineering and Technology
of 72 graduate credit hours that includes course work and a
Management)
thesis.
Mineral Economics Program Description:
Course work
24 credits of core courses
In an increasingly global and technical world, government
12 credits in area of specialization
and industry leaders in the mineral and energy areas require a
12 credits in a minor
strong foundation in economic and business skills. The Divi­
sion of Economics and Business offers such skills in unique
Thesis credits
graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
24 thesis credits. The student’s faculty advisor and the
Mineral Economics. Course work and research in Mineral
doctoral thesis committee must approve the student’s pro­
Economics emphasize the application of economic principles
gram of study and the topic for the thesis.
and business methods to mineral, energy, and related envi­
Qualifying Examination Process
ronmental and technological issues.
Upon completion of the core course work, students must
Students in the Mineral Economics Program select from
pass qualifying written examinations to become a candidate
one of two areas of specialization: Economics and Public
for the Ph.D. degree. The qualifying exam is given in two
Policy (E&PP) or Quantitative Business Methods/Operations
parts. The first part, a six hour exam given in August, is
Research (QBM/OR). The E&PP specialization focuses on
based on the 1st year 500 level core courses and readings.
the optimal use of scarce energy and mineral resources with a
The second part, a three hour exam given in January, is based
global perspective. It provides institutional knowledge coupled
on the 600 level core courses and readings. These exams are
with economics, mathematical and statistical tools to analyze
designed to test the student’s competence in core courses and
and understand how the world of energy and minerals works
a reading list of additional topics. Once qualified, the Ph.D.
to guide and shape industry change. The QBM/OR special­
student is then required to complete an additional written and
ization emphasizes the application of quantitative business
oral examination. This exam is prepared and administered by
methods such as optimization, simulation, decision analysis,
the student’s thesis committee and is generally related to the
and project management to minerals and energy related
student’s thesis topic and the student’s minor field.
manufacturing, exploration, resource allocation, and other
Minor from Another Department
decision-making processes.
Non-thesis M.S. students may apply six elective credits
Fields of Research
towards a nine hour minor in another department. A minor is
Faculty members carry out applied research in a variety of
ideal for those students who want to enhance or gain knowl­
areas including international trade, resource economics, envi­
edge in another field while gaining the economic and busi­
ronmental economics, industrial organization, metal market
ness skills to help them move up the career ladder. For
analysis, energy economics, applied microeconomics, applied
example, a petroleum, chemical, or mining engineer might
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want to learn more about environmental engineering, a geo­
1. M.S. Curriculum
physicist or geologist might want to learn the latest tech­
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
niques in their profession, or an economic policy analyst
might want to learn about political risk. Students should
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
check with the minor department for the opportunities and
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
requirements for a minor.
EBGN511 Microeconomics
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
Transfer Credits
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
Non-thesis M.S. students may transfer up to 15 credits
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
(9 credits for a thesis M.S.) . The student must have achieved
a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer courses and the
b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits for M.S.
transfer credit must be approved by the student’s advisor and
non-thesis option or 6 credits for M.S. thesis option)
the Division Director. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
Economics & Public Policy
with a thesis based masters degree may transfer up to 36
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
graduate credit hours. Other CSM doctorate students may
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
transfer up to 24 graduate credits from another graduate pro­
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
gram from which a masters degree was not earned. The stu­
EBGN541 International Trade
dent must have achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate
EBGN542 Economic Development
transfer courses and the transfer must be approved by the stu-
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
dent’s Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Division Director.
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
Combined BS/MS Program
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
Students enrolled in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
Graduate Program may double count 6 hours from their
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
undergraduate course-work towards the non-thesis graduate
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
program.
Methods
Joint Degrees
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees may be combined in two
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
possible joint degree programs with:
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
1. Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) in Petroleum Economics
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
and Management (see http://www.ifp.fr)
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
2. College of Law at the University of Denver in Natural
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
Resource Law (see http://law.du.edu)
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
EBGN555 Linear Programming
Prerequisites for the Mineral Economics
EBGN556 Network Models
Programs:
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
Students must have completed the following undergraduate
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better:
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
1. Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311);
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
2. One semester of college-level Calculus (MACS111);
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
3. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530)
2. Ph.D. Curriculum.
Students entering in the fall semester must have completed
a. Core Courses (24 credits)
the microeconomics and calculus prerequisites prior to start­
ing the program; probability and statistics must be completed
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
no later than the first semester of the graduate program.
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
Students will only be allowed to enter in the spring semester
EBGN511 Microeconomics
if they have completed all three prerequisites courses previ­
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
ously, as well as an undergraduate course in mathematical
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
economics.
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
Required Course Curriculum in Mineral
EBGN695 Research Methodology
Economics:
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral Economics are re­
quired to take a set of core courses that provide basic tools for
the more advanced and specialized courses in the program.
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b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits)
Engineering and Technology Management
Economics & Public Policy
Program Requirements:
Students may choose from either the thesis or non-thesis
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
option and must complete a minimum total of 36 credit
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
hours.
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
EBGN541 International Trade
Non-thesis option
EBGN542 Economic Development
18 credits of core courses
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
12 credits in area of specialization
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
6 credits of approved electives
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
Thesis option
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
18 credits of core courses
Methods
12 thesis credits
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
6 credits in area of specialization
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
Non-thesis M.S. students take at least six hours of
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
approved elective courses from the Division, other depart­
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
ments on the CSM campus, or courses at surrounding univer­
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
sities. Students must receive approval from their advisor in
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
order to apply non-EB Division courses towards their ETM
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
degree. Thesis students are required to complete 12 credit
EBGN555 Linear Programming
hours of thesis credit and complete a Master’s level thesis
EBGN556 Network Models
under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advisor.
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
Further Degree Requirements
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
All thesis and non-thesis ETM Program students are
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation
required to attend the ETM Program “Executive-in-Residence”
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
seminar series during at least one semester of their attendance
at CSM. The “Executive-in-Residence” series features exec­
Engineering and Technology Management
utives from industry who pass on insight and knowledge to
Program Description:
graduate students preparing for positions in industry. This
The Division also offers an M.S. degree in Engineering
series facilitates active involvement in the ETM program by
and Technology Management (ETM). The ETM degree pro­
industry executives through teaching, student advising activi­
gram is designed to integrate the technical elements of engi­
ties and more. Every fall semester the “Executive-in-Residence
neering practice with the managerial perspective of modern
will present 5-7 one hour seminars on a variety of topics
engineering and technology management. A major focus is
related to leadership and strategy in the engineering and
on the business and management principles related to this
technology sectors.
integration. The ETM Program provides the analytical tools
and managerial perspective needed to effectively function in
Transfer Credits
a highly competitive and technologically complex business
Students who enter the M.S. in Engineering and Tech­
economy.
nology Management program may transfer up to 6 course
credits from other educational institutions. The student must
Students in the ETM Program select from one of two
have achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer
areas of degree specialization: Operations/Engineering Man­
courses and the transfer credit must be approved by the stu-
agement or Leadership and Strategy. The Operations/Engi-
dent’s advisor and the Chair of the ETM Program.
neering Management specialization emphasizes valuable
techniques for managing large engineering and technical
Combined BS/MS Program
projects effectively and efficiently. In addition, special em­
Students enrolled in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/
phasis is given to advanced operations research,, optimiza­
Graduate Program may double count 6 hours of approved
tion, and decision making techniques applicable to a wide
credit from their undergraduate course-work towards the
array of business and engineering problems. The Leadership
non-thesis graduate program as elective credit.
and Strategy specialization is designed to teach the correct
Prerequisites for ETM Program:
match between organizational strategies and structures to
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
maximize the competitive power of technology. This special­
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
ization has a particular emphasis on leadership and manage­
1. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530), and
ment issues associated with the modern business enterprise.
2. Engineering Economics (EBGN321).
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Students not demonstrating satisfactory standing in these
tion and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk
areas may be accepted; however, they will need to complete
adjustment of analyses using expected value concepts, and
the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that require these
(4) mutually exclusive alternative analyses and service
subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly suggested that students
producing alternatives. Case study analysis of a mineral or
complete any deficiencies prior to enrolling in graduate
petroleum investment situation is required.
degree course work.
EBGN505 INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING Concepts from
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree Engineering
both financial and managerial accounting. Preparation and
and Technology Management
interpretation of financial statements and the use of this finan­
Thesis and non-thesis students are required to complete
cial information in evaluation and control of the organization.
the following 18 hours of core courses:
Managerial concepts include the use of accounting informa­
tion in the development and implementation of a successful
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
global corporate strategy, and how control systems enhance
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
the planning process.
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
EBGN509 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS This course
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer tools
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral Eco­
EBGN563 Management of Technology
nomics. It includes topics from differential and integral cal­
EBGN585 Engineering and Technology Management Cap­
culus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix algebra;
stone (to be taken during the final semester of coursework)
difference equations; and linear, mathematical and dynamic
b. Areas of Specialization (12 credits required for non-
programming. It shows how these tools are applied in an eco­
thesis option or 6 credits required for thesis option)
nomic and business context with applications taken from the
Operations/Engineering Management:
mineral and energy industries. It requires both analytical as
well as computer solutions. At the end of the course you will
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
be able to appreciate and apply mathematics for better per­
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
sonal, economic and business decision making. Prerequisites:
EBGN553 Project Management
MACS111, EBGN311; or permission of instructor.
EBGN555 Linear Programming
EBGN556 Network Models
EBGN510 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
The threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
analysis and the problem of mineral market instability;
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
cartels and the nature of mineral pricing; the environment;
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
government involvement; mineral policy issues; and inter­
EBGN569 Production Planning and Productivity
national mineral trade. This course is designed for entering
students in mineral economics. Prerequisites: EBGN311 or
Leadership and Strategy:
permission of instructor.
CHGN598 Inventing, Patenting and Licensing
EBGN511 MICROECONOMICS The first of two courses
EBGN564 Managing New Product Development
dealing with applied economic theory. This part concentrates
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology-Based Companies
on the behavior of individual segments of the economy, the
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
theory of consumer behavior and demand, the theory of pro­
EBGN567 Business Law and Technology
duction and costs, duality, welfare measures, price and output
LIHU520 Business, Engineering, and Leadership Ethics
level determination by business firms, and the structure
Course Descriptions in the Mineral Economics
of product and input markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
Program and the Engineering and Technology
EBGN311 and pre/co-requisite EBGN509; or permission
Management Program
of instructor.
Graduate students may also take up to 9 credit hours
EBGN512 MACROECONOMICS This course will provide
of 400 level economics courses. Descriptions of these
an introduction to contemporary macroeconomic concepts
courses can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin or at
and analysis. Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior of
www.econbus.mines.edu.
the economy as an aggregate. Topics include the equilibrium
EBGN504 ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVEST­
level of inflation, interest rates, unemployment and the growth
MENT DECISION METHODS Time value of money
in national income. The impact of government fiscal and
concepts of present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate
monetary policy on these variables and the business cycle,
of return and break-even analysis are applied to after-tax
with particular attention to the effects on the mineral industry.
economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general invest­
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311 and pre/co-requisite
ments. Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1) infla-
EBGN509; or permission of instructor.
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EBGN515 ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING
and present a major research paper. Prerequisites: MACS111,
Designed to provide an understanding of the macro- and
EBGN311, EBGN510; or permission of instructor.
micro-economic forces, both domestic and international,
EBGN536 MINERAL POLICIES & INTERNATIONAL
that influence management decisions and ultimately cor­
INVESTMENT Identification and evaluation of international
porate performance. Macro issues include interest rates,
mineral investment policies and company responses using
economic policy, business cycles, and the financial system.
economic, business and legal concepts. Assessment of policy
Micro issues include input demand and supply, industry
issues in light of stakeholder interests and needs. Theoretical
factors, market structure, and externalities. Prerequisites:
issues are introduced and then applied to case studies, policy
MACS5301 or permission of instructor. Mineral Economics
drafting, and negotiation exercises to assure both conceptual
students will not receive degree credits for this course
and practical understanding of the issues. Special attention is
(except joint degree IFP students, see Division Director).
given to the formation of national policies and corporate
EBGN525 OPERATIONS RESEARCH METHODS
decision making concerning fiscal regimes, project financing,
The core of this course is a mathematical way of approaching
environmental protection, land use and local community
planning and decision-making problems that arise in certain
concerns and the content of exploration and extraction
business contexts. The course covers an overview of deter­
agreements. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
ministic optimization models (linear programming, integer
EBGN541 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Theories and evi­
programming, transportation, assignment problems along
dence on international trade and development. Determinants
with network modeling) and an introduction to stochastic
of static and dynamic comparative advantage. The arguments
(probabilistic) models with Monte-Carlo simulation. Applica­
for and against free trade. Economic development in non­
tions of the models are covered using spreadsheets.
industrialized countries. Sectoral development policies and
EBGN528 INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION As a
industrialization. The special problems and opportunities
specialization course in operations research to handle prob­
created by extensive mineral resource endowments. The
lems under uncertainty, we focus on designing and creating
impact of value-added processing and export diversification
computerized models of real or proposed systems for the pur­
on development. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311,
pose of performance analysis. Both discrete-event and con­
EBGN509, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
tinuous simulation models are covered through extensive use of
EBGN542 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Role of energy
applications including call centers, various manufacturing oper­
and minerals in the development process. Sectoral policies
ations, production/inventory systems, bulk-material handling
and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special atten­
and mining, port operations, high-way traffic systems and
tion to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse
client-server computer networks. Professional version of
effects, downstream processing, and diversification. Pre­
“Arena” software is used to build the models, analyze and
requisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511,
interpret the results. Simulation models are further integrated
EBGN512; or permission of instructor.
with “built-in tools of Arena” to design optimum systems.
Prerequisites: MACS323 or permission of instructor.
EBGN545 CORPORATE FINANCE The fundamentals of
corporate finance as they pertain to the valuation of invest­
EBGN530 ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY
ments, firms, and the securities they issue. Included are the
MARKETS Application of models to understand markets
relevant theories associated with capital budgeting, financing
for oil, gas, coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources.
decisions, and dividend policy. This course provides an
Models, modeling techniques, and issues included are supply
in-depth study of the theory and practice of corporate finan­
and demand, market structure, transportation models, game
cial management including a study of the firm’s objectives,
theory, futures markets, environmental issues, energy policy,
investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, and
energy regulation, input/output models, energy conservation,
working capital management. Prerequisites: EBGN5053 or
and dynamic optimization. The emphasis in the course is on
permission of instructor.
the development of appropriate models and their application
to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
EBGN546 INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGE­
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511 or permission of instructor.
MENT The theory and practice of investment, providing a
comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of securities
EBGN535 ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
markets, valuation techniques and trading strategies for
MARKETS Metal supply from main product, byproduct,
stocks, bonds, and derivative securities. It includes the
and secondary production. Metal demand and intensity of use
mean-variance efficient portfolio theory, the arbitrage pricing
analysis. Market organization and price formation. Public
theory, bond portfolio management, investment management
policy, comparative advantage, and international metal trade.
functions and policies, and portfolio performance evaluation.
Metals and economic development in the developing coun­
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN545, EBGN505,2
tries and former centrally planned economies. Environmental
or permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN509,
policy and mining and mineral processing. Students prepare
EBGN511.
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EBGN547 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Analysis
or EBGN509 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
of the sources, causes and effects of risks associated with
3 semester hours.
holding, operating and managing assets by individuals and
EBGN556 NETWORK MODELS Network models are
organizations; evaluation of the need and importance of man­
special cases of linear programming problems that possess
aging these risks; and discussion of the methods employed
special mathematical structures. This course examines a vari­
and the instruments utilized to achieve risk shifting objec­
ety of network models, specifically, spanning tree problems,
tives. The course concentrates on the use of derivative assets
shortest path problems, maximum flow problems, minimum
in the risk management process. These derivatives include
cost flow problems, and transportation and assignment prob­
futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps, collars and floors.
lems. For each class of problem, we present applications in
Exposure to market and credit risks will be explored and
areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, trans­
ways of handling them will be reviewed and critiqued
portation and logistics, and the military. We also discuss an
through analysis of case studies from the mineral and energy
algorithm or two applicable to each problem class. As time
industries. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN505,
permits, we explore combinatorial problems that can be de­
EBGN545 or EBGN546; or permission of instructor. Recom­
picted on graphs, e.g., the traveling salesman problem and
mended: EBGN509, EBGN511.
the Chinese postman problem, and discuss the tractability
EBGN552 COMPUTATIONAL NONLINEAR PROGRAM­
issues associated with these problems in contrast to “pure”
MING As an advanced course in optimization, this course
network models. Prerequisites: EBGN555 or EBGN525 or
will address both unconstrained and constrained nonlinear
permission of the instructor.
model formulation and corresponding algorithms (e.g.,
EBGN557 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZA­
Gradient Search and Newton’s method, and Lagrange Multi­
TION As an advanced course in optimization, this course
plier Methods and Reduced Gradient Algorithms, respec­
will address computational performance of linear and linear-
tively). Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and software
integer optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art
will emphasize solving real-world problems in areas such as
hardware and software, will introduce solution techniques
mining, energy, transportation, and the military. Prerequi­
for “difficult” optimization problems. We will discuss such
sites: EBGN555 or permission of instructor.
methodologies applied to the monolith (e.g., branch-and-
EBGN553 PROJECT MANAGEMENT An introductory
bound and its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations),
course focusing on analytical techniques for managing
as well as decomposition and reformulation techniques
projects and on developing skills for effective project leader­
(e.g., Lagrangian relaxation, Benders decomposition, column
ship and management through analysis of case studies.
generation). Additional “special topics” may be introduced,
Topics include project portfolio management, decomposition
as time permits. Prerequisite: EBGN555 or permission of
of project work, estimating resource requirements, planning
instructor.
and budgeting, scheduling, analysis of uncertainty, resource
EBGN559 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Supply Chain
loading and leveling, project monitoring and control, earned
Management is concerned with the efficient integration of
value analysis and strategic project leadership. Guest speakers
suppliers, factories, warehouses and retail-stores so that prod­
from industry discuss and amplify the relevance of course
ucts are distributed to customers in the right quantity and at
topics to their specific areas of application (construction,
the right time. A considerable portion of the course is de­
product development, engineering design, R&D, process
voted to mathematical models that treat uncertainty explic­
development, etc.). Students learn Microsoft Project and
itly. One of the key issues in supply chain management is to
complete a course project using this software, demonstrating
minimize total costs subject to various service requirements,
proficiency analyzing project progress and communicating
such as lead-times, product availability and quality. A special
project information to stakeholders. Prerequisites: EBGN321
attention is given to integration of supply chain decisions and
or permission of instructor.
consequential difficulties. Topics include inventory and rev­
EBGN555 LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course ad­
enue management, risk pooling, risk-based production sched­
dresses the formulation of linear programming models, ex­
uling, various distribution strategies and supply contracts.
amines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
Prerequisite: MACS323 or permission of instructor.
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
EBGN560 DECISION ANALYSIS Introduction to the sci­
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple­
ence of decision making and risk theory. Application of deci­
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
sion analysis and utility theory to the analysis of strategic
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
decision problems. Focuses on the application of quantitative
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
methods to business problems characterized by risk and un­
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
certainty. Choice problems such as decisions concerning
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
major capital investments, corporate acquisitions, new
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta­
product introductions, and choices among alternative tech­
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MACS332
nologies are conceptualized and structured using the con-
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cepts introduced in this course. Prerequisites: EBGN504,3 or
Computers provide unprecedented power in accessing and
permission of instructor.
manipulating data. Computers work in complex systems that
EBGN563 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY Case
require standardization and compatibility to function. Each of
studies and reading assignments explore strategies for profit­
these special features has engendered one or more bodies of
ing from technology assets and technological innovation. The
law. Complex intellectual creation demands comprehensive
roles of strategy, core competencies, product and process
intellectually property protection. Computer technology,
development, manufacturing, R&D, marketing, strategic part­
however, differs fundamentally from previous objects of
nerships, alliances, intellectual property, organizational archi­
intellectual property protection, and thus does not fit easily
tectures, leadership and politics are explored in the context of
into traditional copyright and patent law. This course covers
technological innovation. The critical role of organizational
topics that relate to these complex special features of com­
knowledge and learning in a firm’s ability to leverage techno­
puter and technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
logical innovation to gain competitive advantage is explored.
EBGN568 ADVANCED PROJECT ANALYSIS An ad­
The relationships between an innovation, the competencies
vanced course in economic analysis that will look at more
of the innovating firm, the ease of duplication of the innova­
complex issues associated with valuing investments and
tion by outsiders, the nature of complementary assets needed
projects. Discussion will focus on development and applica­
to successfully commercialize an innovation and the appro­
tion of concepts in after-tax environments and look at other
priate strategy for commercializing the innovation are devel­
criteria and their impact in the decision-making and valuation
oped. Students explore the role of network effects in
process. Applications to engineering and technology aspects
commercialization strategies, particularly with respect to
will be discussed. Effective presentation of results will be an
standards wars aimed at establishing new dominant designs.
important component of the course. Prerequisite: Permission
Prerequisites: EBGN321 recommended.
of instructor.
EBGN564 MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVEL­
EBGN569 PRODUCTION PLANNING AND PRODUC­
OPMENT Develops interdisciplinary skills required for
TIVITY This is an intermediate course in modeling produc­
successful product development in today’s competitive
tion and effectively applying optimization techniques to
marketplace. Small product development teams step through
managing production. The course develops scientific and
the new product development process in detail, learning
mathematical skills necessary for designing practical models
about available tools and techniques to execute each process
for production planning and productivity analysis. Topics
step along the way. Each student brings his or her individual
include models of production in general, activity analysis,
disciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to
data envelopment analysis, linear programming models of
synthesize that perspective with those of the other students in
dynamic production systems, capacity analysis, and capacity
the group to develop a sound, marketable product. Prerequi­
expansion/improvement. Students implement models using
sites: EBGN563 recommended.
Excel and AMPL and analyze data. Prerequisites: EBGN555
EBGN565 MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
or permission of instructor.
COMPANIES This class explores concepts and practices
EBGN570 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS The role of
related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment,
markets and other economic considerations in controlling
including the defining characteristics of high-technology in­
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource allo­
dustries; different types and patterns of innovations and their
cation incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in environ­
marketing implications; the need for (and difficulties in)
mental policy decisions and the associated problems with
adopting a customer-orientation; tools used to gather market­
measuring benefits and costs. Prerequisites: EBGN509 or
ing research/intelligence in technology-driven industries; use
permission of instructor.
of strategic alliances and partnerships in marketing technol­
EBGN575 ADVANCED MINERAL ASSET VALUATION
ogy; adaptations to the “4 P’s”; regulatory and ethical consid­
The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in min­
erations in technological arenas. Prerequisite: Permission of
eral and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation Prin­
instructor.
ciple. The measurement of political risk and its impact on
EBGN566 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
project value. Extensive use of real cases. Prerequisites:
Introduces concepts related to starting and expanding a
MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN504,3 EBGN505,2 EBGN509,
technological-based corporation. Presents ideas such as
EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
developing a business and financing plan, role of intellectual
EBGN580 EXPLORATION ECONOMICS Exploration
property, and the importance of a good R&D program.
planning and decision making for oil and gas, and metallic
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration ac­
EBGN567 BUSINESS LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
tivity and productivity. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN510;
Computer software and hardware are the most complex and
or permission of instructor. Offered when student demand is
rapidly developing intellectual creations of modern man.
sufficient.
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EBGN585 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
EBGN690 ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS A second
MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE This course represents the
course in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this course
culmination of the ETM Program. This course is about the
provides a more theoretical and mathematical understanding
strategic management process – how strategies are developed
of econometrics. Matrix algebra is used and model construc­
and implemented in organizations. It examines senior man-
tion and hypothesis testing are emphasized rather than fore­
agement’s role in formulating strategy and the role that all an
casting. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311,
organization’s managers play in implementing a well thought
EBGN509, EBGN590; or permission of instructor. Recom­
out strategy. Among the topics discussed in this course are
mended: EBGN511.
(1) how different industry conditions support different types
EBGN695 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Lectures
of strategies; (2) how industry conditions change and the
provide an overview of methods used in economic research
implication of those changes for strategic management; and
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral Eco­
(3) how organizations develop and maintain capabilities that
nomics and information on how to carry out research and
lead to sustained competitive advantage. This course consists
present research results. Students will be required to write
of learning fundamental concepts associated with strategic
and present a research paper that will be submitted for publi­
management process and competing in a web-based strategic
cation. It is expected that this paper will lead to a Ph.D.
management simulation to support the knowledge that you
dissertation proposal. It is a good idea for students to start
have developed.
thinking about potential dissertation topic areas as they study
EBGN590 ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING Using
for their qualifier. Ph.D. students must receive a grade of an
statistical techniques to fit economic models to data. Topics
“A” in this course. This course is also recommended for stu­
include ordinary least squares and single equation regression
dents writing Master’s thesis or who want guidance in doing
models; two stage least squares and multiple equation
independent research relating to the economics and business
econometric models; specification error, serial correlation,
aspects of energy, minerals and related environmental and
heteroskedasticity; distributive lag; applications to mineral
technological topics. Prerequisites: MACS530,1 EBGN509,
commodity markets; hypothesis testing; forecasting with
EBGN510, EBGN511, EBGN512, EBGN590, EBGN611; or
econometric models, time series analysis, and simulation.
permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311.
EBGN698 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
EBGN598 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Usually the course is offered only once.
Usually the course is offered only once.
EBGN699 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
EBGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con­
content, and credit hours.
tent, and credit hours.
EBGN701 GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
EBGN610 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECO­
Preparation of the Master’s thesis under the supervision of
NOMICS Optimal resource use in a dynamic context using
the graduate student’s advisory committee.
mathematical programming, optimal control theory and game
EBGN703 GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHILOSO­
theory. Constrained optimization techniques are used to eval­
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the supervision
uate the impact of capital constraints, exploration activity and
of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
environmental regulations. Offered when student demand is
Notes
sufficient. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311,
1
EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
MACS323 may be substituted for MACS530.
2EBGN305 and EBGN306 together may be substituted for
EBGN611 ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS A second
EBGN505 with permission.
graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
3EBGN321 may be substituted for EBGN504.
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics
include consumer theory, production theory and the use of
game theoretic and dynamic optimization tools. Prerequi­
sites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311, EBGN509,
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
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Engineering
(3) Geotechnical Engineering, (4) Structural Engineering,
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor, Interim Division Director
(5) Material Mechanics and (6) Fluid Mechanics and
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor, Civil Program Chair
Thermal Sciences.
ROBERT J. KEE, Professor, George R. Brown Distinguished
Sensing, Communications and Control is an interdisci­
Professor
plinary research area that includes problems in robotics,
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
mechatronics, intelligent structures and geosystems, energy
NING LU, Professor
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor, Vice President for Academic
and power, materials processing, communications, bio­
Affairs, and Dean of Faculty
engineering, mining and construction. Participating graduate
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
students come from a variety of backgrounds, and may spe­
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor
cialize in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering systems.
PANKAJ K. SEN, Professor, Electrical Program Chair
Energy Systems and Power Electronics faculty and students
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
pursue both fundamental and applied research in the inter­
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Associate Professor
related fields of conventional electric power systems and
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
electric machinery, renewable energy and distributed genera­
MARK T. LUSK, Associate Professor, Mechanical Program Chair
tion, power electronics and drives. The overall scope of re­
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
search encompasses a broad spectrum of electrical energy
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
applications including investor-owned utilities, rural electric
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
associations, manufacturing facilities, regulatory agencies,
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
and consulting engineering firms.
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
Geotechnical Engineering has currect activity in compu­
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
tational and analytical geomechanics, probabilistic geo­
JOEL M. BACH, Assistant Professor
technics, experimental and theoretical investigations into
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
coupled flows and unsaturated soil behavior, and intelligent
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
geo-systems including geo-construction sensing and automa­
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
tion. The geotechnical faculty and students work primarily
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
within the Civil Specialty of the Engineering Systems gradu­
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
ate programs, however strong interdisciplinary ties are main­
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
tained with other groups in Engineering and with other
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
Departments at CSM.
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
RAVEL E. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
Structural Engineering focuses on frontier, multidisci­
AMIR CHAGHAJERDI, Lecturer
plinary research in the following areas: high strength and
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Lecturer
self consolidating concrete, experimental and computational
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
structural dynamics, vibration control, damage diagnosis, and
ROBERT D. SUTTON (DOUGLAS), Lecturer
advanced data processing and analysis for sensory systems,
MARK A. LINNE, Research Professor
disaster assessment and mitigation, and structural non­
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
destructive evaluation and health monitoring.
RAHMAT SHOURESHI, Research Professor
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
Material Mechanics investigations consider solid-state
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
material behavior as it relates to microstructural evolution
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
and control, nano-mechanics, functionally graded materials,
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
biomaterial analysis and characterization, artificial bio­
Degrees Offered:
material design, and fracture mechanics. Research in this
Master of Science (Engineering Systems)
area tends to have a strong computational physics component
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Systems)
covering a broad range of length and time scales that embrace
ab initio calculations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and
Program Overview:
continuum modeling. These tools are used to study metallic
The Engineering Systems program offers a multidisci­
and ceramic systems as well as natural biomaterials. Strong
plinary graduate education with a specialization in one of
ties exist between this group and activities within the campus
the three disciplines—Civil, Electrical or Mechanical
communities of physics, materials science, mathematics and
Engineering. The program demands academic rigor and
chemical engineering.
depth yet also addresses the real-world problems in advanced
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences is a research area
engineering and technology. The Division of Engineering has
with a wide array of multidisciplinary applications including
six areas of research activities: (1) Sensing, Communications
clean energy systems, materials processing, combustion, and
and Control, (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics,
bioengineering. Graduate students in this area typically spe-
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cialize in Mechanical Engineering but also have the oppor­
As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, no more than 9
tunity to specialize in interdisciplinary programs such as
400-level credits of course work may be counted towards any
Material Sciences.
graduate degree. In general, the student cannot use 400 level
Program Details
course credits that have been previously used to obtain the
Bachelor of Science degree. This requirement must be taken
The M.S. Engineering Systems degree (Thesis or Non-
into account as students choose courses for each degree pro­
Thesis Option) requires 36 credit hours. The thesis M.S.
gram detailed below. In all of the options below, students in
requires 24 hours of coursework and 12 hours of thesis
the combined BS/MS Programs (non-thesis option) may sub­
research. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of course­
stitute 6 credits from a pre-approved list (see appendix) of
work. The Ph.D. Engineering Systems degree requires 72
courses that were also used to satisfy the requirements for
credit hours of course work. Courses taken at other universi­
their undergraduate degree. These course substitutions must
ties will be considered for transfer credit via a petition to the
be approved by the academic advisor, and these 6 credits must
Division Director. Students must have an advisor from the
be included in the total of 9 undergraduate 400 level credits
Engineering Division Graduate Faculty to direct and monitor
allowed.
their academic plan, research and independent studies. Mas­
ter of Science (thesis option) students must have at least three
Engineering Systems (EGES)
members on their graduate committee, two of whom must be
Graduate students who choose not to declare a specialty in
permanent faculty in the Engineering Division. Ph.D. gradu­
Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering may do so using
ate committees must have at least five members; at least three
the curriculum below.
members must be permanent faculty in the Engineering Divi­
M.S. Degree (EGES)
sion, and at least one member must be from the department
Required Core:
in which the student is pursuing a minor program.
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
research in Engineering Systems. Normally, Ph.D. students
Seminar
1 cr
will take the Qualifying Examination in their first year, but it
Technical Electives
must be taken within three semesters of entering the program.
(Thesis Option: Courses must be
Within 18 months after passing the Qualifying Examination,
approved by the graduate committee)
15 cr
the Ph.D. student must prepare a written Thesis Proposal and
present it formally to the graduate committee and other inter­
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be
ested faculty. Approval of the Thesis Proposal by the gradu­
approved by the faculty advisor)
27 cr
ate committee constitutes admission to candidacy for the
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
Ph.D. Students should endeavor to achieve this milestone
Total
36 cr
within twelve months of passing the Qualifying Examination.
Ph.D. Degree (EGES)
At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option) and Ph.D.
Required Core:
programs, the student will be required to make a formal
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
presentation and defense of her/his thesis research.
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
Prerequisites
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
The requirements for admission for the M.S., and Ph.D.
Seminar
1 cr
degrees in Engineering Systems are a baccalaureate degree in
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
engineering, computer science, a physical science, or math
Technical Electives
with a grade-point average over 3.0/4.0; Graduate Record
(must be approved by the graduate committee)
27 cr
Examination score of 650 (math) and a TOEFL score of 550
or higher (paper based), 213 (computer based) for applicants
Thesis Research
24 cr
whose native language is not English. Applicants from an
Total
72 cr
engineering program at CSM are not required to submit
GRE scores.
The Engineering Graduate committee evaluating an appli­
cant may require that the student take undergraduate remedial
coursework to overcome technical deficiencies, which does
not count toward the graduate program. The committee will
decide whether to recommend to the Dean of Graduate Stud­
ies and Research regular or provisional admission, and may
ask the applicant to come for an interview.
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Civil Engineering Specialty (EGES-CE)
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Civil Specialty)
There are two main emphasis areas within the Civil Engi­
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty) students wishing to
neering specialty in: (1) Geotechnical engineering, and (2)
enroll in the PhD program will be required to take and pass a
Structural engineering, however thesis research activities will
Qualifying Exam. Normally, PhD. students will take the
regularly overlap with the other emphasis areas within the
Qualifying Exam in their first year, but it must be taken
Division as listed in the Program Description above. The
within three semesters of entering the program.
intention is to offer a highly flexible curriculum that will be
The exam will have two parts:
attractive to candidates seeking Civil Engineering careers in
1. The Advisor will coordinate with the Civil faculty to
either industry or academe. In addition to the Civil Engineer­
generate a written take-home exam based on materials covered
ing courses listed in the Appendix, technical electives will be
in the students area of interest. This will typically involve
available from other CSM departments such as Environmen­
two questions, and may cover material from the Engineering
tal Science and Engineering, Geological Engineering and
Systems (Civil Specialty) core courses.
Mining, as well as Electrical and Mechanical courses from
within the Engineering Division. Some flexibility in the fol­
2. A written report (approx 10 pages) and oral presentation
lowing requirements is allowed in terms of the balance of
based on a topic that will be chosen by the graduate student’s
Technical Elective courses and Thesis Research or Indepen­
committee. The report will typically be a review paper on a
dent Study, with the agreement of the student’s academic
research theme that will be related to the student’s area of
advisor and/or graduate committee.
interest and likely thesis topic. The purpose of this require­
ment, is to examine some of the attributes expected of a suc­
M.S. Degree (EGES-CE)
cessful PhD candidate. These include, but are not restricted to:
Must take at least three courses from the list of
◆ The ability to perform a literature review through
Civil Engineering Courses
9 cr
libraries and internet sites;
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
◆ The ability to distill information into a written report;
Technical Electives which may involve additional
◆ The ability to produce a high quality written and oral
engineering courses or other courses as approved
presentation.
by the academic advisor.
(Thesis option)
14 cr
The research theme for the written report will be handed
(Non-Thesis option)
26 cr
out at the same time as the questions in part one above. All
written material will be due one week later. As early as pos­
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
sible after that time, a one hour meeting will be scheduled
or
for the student to make his/her oral presentation. After the
Independent Study Report (Non-Thesis Option)
6 cr
oral, the student will be questioned on the presentation and
Total
36 cr
on any other issues relating to the written report and take
Ph.D. Degree (EGES-CE)
home examination.
Must take at least three courses from the list of
Electrical Engineering Specialty (EGES-EE)
Civil Engineering Courses
9 cr
Within the Electrical Engineering specialty, there are two
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
emphasis areas: (1) Sensing, Communications and Control,
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
and (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics. Students
are encouraged to decide between the two before pursuing an
Technical Electives
advanced degree. Students are also encouraged to speak to the
Approved by the graduate committee
26 cr
Program Chair and other members of the EE graduate faculty
Thesis Research
24 cr
before registering for classes, and select an academic advisor
Total
72 cr
as soon as possible. Each student, in consultation with his/her
academic advisor (when known), must submit a tentative pro­
gram (including alternate courses for non-availability or can­
cellation of scheduled classes) by the end of the first semester
for approval by the committee and/or Program Chair.
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M.S. Degree (EGES-EE)
Mechanical Engineering Specialty (EGES-ME)
Must take at least two courses from the list of
Within the Mechanical Engineering specialty, there are two
Electrical Engineering Courses (see Appendix)
6 cr
emphasis areas: (1) Material Mechanics, and (2) Thermal
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Electrical) Seminar
1 cr
Sciences. Materials processing, materials simulation and process
control are investigated from perspectives ranging from funda­
Must take at least four courses in one of
mental physical underpinnings to industrial application. Stu­
the two emphasis tracks (see Appendix)
12 cr
dents are required to complete a set of core classes intended to
Technical Electives
prepare them for both theoretical and experimental aspects of
(Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
research in the mechanical sciences. The program has strong ties
by the graduate committee)
5 cr
to the chemical engineering, materials science and physics com­
or
munities, and students will typically take courses in one or more
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
of these areas after completing the core class requirements.
by the faculty advisor)
17 cr
M.S. Degree (EGES-ME)
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
Required Core:
Total
36 cr
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
Ph.D. Degree (EGES-EE)
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Mechanical) Seminar 1 cr
Must take at least two courses from the list of
Electrical Engineering Courses (see Appendix)
6 cr
From the list of Mechanical Engineering Courses
(Thesis Option: Courses must be approved by
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Electrical) Seminar
1 cr
the graduate committee
9 cr
Must take at least four courses in one of the
or
two emphasis tracks (see Appendix)
12 cr
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
Thesis Research
24 cr
by the faculty advisor) (see Appendix)
21 cr
Minor Program of Study (approved by the
Thesis Research (Thesis option)
12 cr
graduate committee)
12 cr
Technical Electives (must be approved by
Technical Electives (must be approved by
the graduate committee)
6 cr
the graduate committee)
17 cr
Total
36 cr
Total
72 cr
Ph.D. Degree (EGES-ME)
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Electrical Specialty)
Required Core:
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
research in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Systems.
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Mechanical) Seminar 1 cr
The Qualifying Examination consists of a written and an oral
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
part. The written part is based principally on material from
From the list of Mechanical Engineering Courses
the Division’s undergraduate Engineering degree with Elec­
(see Appendix)
18 cr
trical Specialty and is given once per year at the beginning of
the Spring semester. The oral part of the exam covers either
Thesis Research
24 cr
two of the core courses (of the student’s choice) in the Elec­
Technical Electives (must be approved by the
trical Specialty, or a research paper to be agreed upon by the
graduate committee)
9 cr
student and the student’s advisor. The student’s advisor and
Total
72 cr
two additional Electrical Specialty faculty members (typi­
cally from the student’s thesis committee) administer the oral
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Mechanical Specialty)
exam. Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge
Doctoral students must each pass a Qualifying Examina­
of the test material (the selected courses or the research
tion, which is intended to gauge the academic qualifications
paper) as well as their preparedness for graduate studies.
of the candidate for conducting dissertation research in
Mechanical Engineering. The Qualifying Examination tests
Normally, Ph.D. students will take both parts of the
the student on instrumentation and measurement theory as
Qualifying Examination in their first year, but they must
well as interdisciplinary simulation and modeling. Students
both be taken within three semesters of entering the graduate
are required to take EGES501 and EGES502 prior to taking
program.
this exam. The exam is typically offered in May each year.
Normally, Ph.D. students will take the Qualifying Examina­
tion at the end of their first year, but they must take the exam
within three semesters of entering the graduate program.
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Approved Courses For The Six Credits Of “Double
Engineering Systems (Electrical Specialty)
Counting” In The Combined BS/MS Program:
A minimum of two classes from this list
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
EGES501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
EGES502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation 4 cr
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGES503
Modern Engineering Design and Project
EGGN442 Finite element Methods for Engineers
Management
3 cr
EGGN444 Steel Design
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
EGGN445 Concrete Design
EGES550
Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGGN448 Advanced Soil Mechanics
EGES598
Introduction to Stochastic Processes
3 cr
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
MACS 401 Real Analysis
3 cr
EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
MACS 404 Artificial Intelligence
3 cr
EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
MACS 407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
3 cr
EGGN455 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
MACS 500 Linear Vector Spaces
3 cr
EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
MACS 506 Complex Analysis II
3 cr
EGGN464 Foundations
MACS 514 Applied Mathematics I
3 cr
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
MACS 530 Statistical Methods I
3 cr
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
Approved courses from other CSM departments or transfer
EGGN478 Engineering Dynamics
credits from other universities
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
plus a minimum of four (4) classes from one of the
EGGN483 Analog and Digital Communication Systems
following two tracks:
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
Energy Systems Track
EGGN485 Power Electronics
EGES521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGGN488 Reliability of Engineering Systems
EGES581
Modern Adjustable Speed Electric Drives
3 cr
CHEN430 Transport Phenomena
EGES582
Renewable Energy and Distributed
MNGN404 Tunneling
Generation
3 cr
MNGN405 Rock Mechanics in Mining
EGES583
Advanced Electrical Machine Dynamics
3 cr
MNGN418 Advanced Rock Mechanics
EGES584
Power Distribution Systems Engineering
3 cr
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
EGES585
Advanced High Power Electronics
3 cr
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
EGES586
High Voltage AC and DC Power
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
Transmission
3 cr
PHGN435 Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
EGES599
Independent Study (limited to 6 credits)
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
EGES683
Computer Methods in Electric Power
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
Systems
3 cr
Courses Offered Under Each Of The Engineering
Approved courses from other CSM departments or transfer
Systems Specialties:
credits from other universities
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty)
Sensing, Communications and Control Track
EGES501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGES510
Image and Multidimensional Signal
EGES502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation 4 cr
Processing
3 cr
EGES533
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 cr
EGES511
Digital Signal Processing
3 cr
EGES534
Soil Behavior
3 cr
EGES512
Computer Vision
3 cr
EGES541
Advanced Structural Theory
3 cr
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
EGES542
Finite elements for engineers
3 cr
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
EGES548
Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 cr
Systems
3 cr
EGES550
Numerical Methods for engineers
3 cr
EGES519
Estimation Theory and Kahman Filtering
3 cr
EGES598
Dynamics of structures and soils
3 cr
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
3 cr
EGES598
Advanced Concrete Design
3 cr
EGES598
Introduction to Stochastic Process
3 cr
EGES598
Advanced Foundations
3 cr
EGES598
Biomedical Instrumentation
3 cr
EGES598
Experimental Structural Dynamics
3 cr
EGES599
Independent Study (limited to 6 cr)
EGES599
Independent Study
EGES617
Intelligent Control Systems
3 cr
(Non-Thesis option)
up to 6 cr
EGES618
System Identification and Adaptive Control 3 cr
EGES619
Applied Intelligent Control and Failure
Any graduate level course taught by a member of the CSM
Diagnostics
3 cr
Civil Engineering faculty can be included in the list of ac-
MACS 500 Linear Vector Spaces
3 cr
ceptable Civil Engineering Courses.
Approved courses from other CSM departments or transfer
credits from other universities
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Engineering Systems (Mechanical Specialty)
EGES566
Combustion
3 cr
EGES503
Modern Engineering Design and Project
EGES567
Radiation Heat Transfer
3 cr
Management
3 cr
EGES572
Multiple Phase Flows and Transport
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
Phenomena with Droplets and Particles
3 cr
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
EGES573
Introduction to Computational Techniques
Systems
3 cr
for Fluid Dynamics and Transport
EGES518
Robot Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics
Phenomena
3 cr
and Control
3 cr
EGES598
Atomistic Simulation
3 cr
EGES521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGES598
Composites
3 cr
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
3 cr
EGES598
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
3 cr
EGES532
Fatigue and Fracture
3 cr
EGES598
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
3 cr
EGES535
Introduction to Discrete Element Methods 3 cr
EGES617
Intelligent Control
3 cr
EGES540
Continuum Mechanics
3 cr
EGES619
Intelligent Structures
3 cr
EGES542
Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGES642
Advanced Finite Element Analysis for
EGES544
Solid Mechanics of Nonlinear Materials
3 cr
Engineers
3 cr
EGES545
Boundary Element Analysis
3 cr
EGES659
Optical Measurements in Reacting and
EGES546
Advanced Engineering Dynamics
3 cr
Nonreacting Flow Systems
4 cr
EGES551
Mechanics of Incompressible Fluids
3 cr
EGES698
Microstructural Evolution
3 cr
EGES552
Viscous Flow and Boundary Layers
3 cr
Any graduate level course taught by a member of the CSM
EGES559
Mechanics of Particulate Media
3 cr
Mechanical Engineering faculty is also a member of the list
EGES564
Physical Gas Dynamics
3 cr
of acceptable Mechanical Engineering Courses.
Table 1. Summary of courses required for the Master of Science Degree In Engineering Systems
Master of Science, Engineering Systems
No specialty
Civil
Electrical
Mechanical
EGES 504 and
EGES 504 and
EGES 501, 502, 504
EGES 501, 502, 504
Core
choose from list
choose from list
9 cr
9 cr
10 cr
7 cr
Choose 12 cr from
Technical Electives
Choose 14 cr (thesis),
Choose 9 cr (thesis),
Choose 15 cr (thesis),
chosen track plus 5 cr
and Other Courses
26 cr (non-thesis)
21 cr (non-thesis) from
27 cr (non-thesis)
(thesis), 17 cr of other
with Advisor
from list and/or other
list plus 6 cr of other
technical courses
Approval
technical courses
technical courses
(non-thesis)
Thesis Research
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
(thesis only)
Table 2. Summary of courses required for the Ph.D. Degree in Engineering Systems
Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering Systems
No specialty
Civil
Electrical
Mechanical
EGES 504 and
EGES 504 and
EGES 501, 502, 504
EGES 501, 502, 504
Core
choose from list
choose from list
9 cr
9 cr
10 cr
7 cr
Minor
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
Technical Electives
Choose 12 cr from
26 cr from list
Choose 18 cr from
and Other Courses
chosen track plus
27 cr (non-thesis)
and/or other
list plus 9 cr of other
with Advisor
17 cr of other
technical courses
technical courses
Approval
technical courses
Thesis Research
24 cr
24 cr
24 cr
24 cr
(thesis only)
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Description of Courses
ing analysis and design. This course is directed to learning
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechan­
FOR THE MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUS­
ical engineering analysis and design. Note that critical
TRIES (II) Focuses on construction and minerals industries
evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical methods
applications. Overview and introduction to the science and
(from statics and mechanics of materials) and engineering
engineering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manip­
judgment is employed throughout the course. Prerequisite:
ulators. Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
environment to identify obstacles and guidance path features
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health.
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
A lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods.
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development. In­
Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsym­
troduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
metrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec­
on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control. Pre­
walled cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite:
requisite: PHGN200/210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN320. EGGN413 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
EGGN430. GLOBAL POSITIONING (II) A follow-up
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
course to basic surveying which answers the fundamental
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
question “where are you?”. Determination of latitude and
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
longitude by astronomical and by GPS (Global Positioning
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo­
System) from satellites. Reduction of this data through
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical
conformal and non-conformal projections to NAD’27 and
equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multicomponent
NAD’83 State Plane Coordinates, UTM and computer based
systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion
mapping bases, GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The
processes, ionization, application to real industrial problems.
major user of this concept is anybody who uses a map or who
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture;
has to add information to a mapping base. Data gathering
3 semester hours.
will be optional. Prerequisite: EGGN233. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3 semester hours.
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
EGGN441 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
approach is presented, and modeling of electromechanical
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts.
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
Non-prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and
stayed bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods.
lead-log compensators are presented. Case studies using
Structures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribu­
real-life problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite:
tion for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit
MACS315 and DCGN381 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
the principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI­
behavior of materials under static and cyclic loading;
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
failure considerations. Application of the basic theories of
with practical programming experience in which the multi­
mechanics, kinematics, and mechanics of materials to the
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri­
design of basic machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
coupling; journal bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope,
Topics covered include simple “structural” element, solid
gearing; brakes and clutches, welded connections and other
elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get
fastenings. Prerequisite: EPIC251, EGGN315, and
a copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING This
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I) Steel
course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
properties; design of tension and compression members;
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the stu­
beams; bolted and welded connections and plate girders;
dent with the necessary background to use the computer as a
both elastic and plastic methods will be applied to the design
tool for engineering analysis and design. The Finite Element
of a commercial building. Prerequisite: EGGN342. 2 hours
Analysis (FEA) method and associated computational engi­
lecture; 3 hours design lab; 3 semester hours.
neering software have become significant tools in engineer­
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EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re­
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or con­
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre­
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
requisite: EGGN342. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours design lab;
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
3 semester hours.
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Advanced
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilis­
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isola­
tic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numerical
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite ele­
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ments and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361, 3 hour
EGGN481. ADVANCED ELECTRONICS AND DIGITAL
lectures, 3 semester hours.
SYSTEMS (I, II) Device models; transistors as amplifiers,
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB­
switches, and gates; integrating differentiating wave shaping
ORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating electrical
and signal processing circuits. Small scale (SSI), medium
circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineer­
scale (MSI), large scale (LSI) integration; logic components,
ing fundamentals using computer data acquisition and trans­
subsystems; analog-to- digital and digital-to-analog conver­
ducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
sion techniques. Laboratory experience, evaluation, appli­
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
cation and extension of lecture concepts. Prerequisite:
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and
DCGN381 and EGGN250 or PHGN317 or consent of
predicting failures in refrigerators, computer control of a
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
structural failures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diag­
INTERFACING (II) Microprocessor and microcontroller
nosis and prediction of failures in a motor/generator system.
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350,
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407.
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control and
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition­
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of fun­
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
damentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan­
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro­
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
EGGN483. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) Signal classification;
selection of and basis for design of foundation types. Pre­
Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal representation;
requisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast, data
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
transmission, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN382
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
or consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab;
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
4 semester hours.
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) Power
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con­
systems, three-phase circuits, per unit calculations, system
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
components, stability cirteria, network faults, system instru­
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
mentation, system grounding, load-flow, economic operation.
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or EGGN389. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen­
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC­
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in­
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
of applications from control of power flow on major trans­
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu­
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
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ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
Graduate Courses
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the per­
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con­
EGES501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASURE­
figurations. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or concurrent enrollment.
MENTS (I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measure­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ments within the context of engineering systems. Topics that
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
are covered include: errors and error analysis, modeling of
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and noise
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite:
maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective retrofit of engi­
EGGN250, DCGN381 or equivalent, and MACS 323 or
neering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipeline,
equivalent; graduate student status or consent of the instruc­
hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics include
tor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
introduction of reliability of engineering systems, stochastic
EGES502. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELING AND
engineering system simulation, frequency analysis of extreme
SIMULATION (I) Introduce modern simulation and model­
events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineering systems,
ing techniques, as used to solve traditional and multidiscipli­
and optimization of engineering systems. Prerequisite:
nary engineering problems. Static and dynamic phenomena
MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are described in space and space-time domains as well as in
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) The first of a two-
transform space. Analytical as well as computational solution
semester course sequence giving the student experience in
methods are developed and applied for linear and nonlinear
the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended design
systems. Simulation and modeling approaches are applied to
problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering analy­
solve multidisciplinary engineering problems. Prerequisite:
sis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
This is an introductory graduate class. The student must have
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
a solid understanding of linear algebra, calculus, ordinary
Several design projects are completed during the two-
differential equations, and Fourier theory. 3 hours lecture;
semester sequence. The design projects are chosen to develop
1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
student creativity, use of design methodology and application
EGES503. MODERN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
of prior course work paralleled by individual study and re­
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II) Contemporary technical
search. Prerequisites: EGGN342 or EGGN382 and concur­
and behavioral issues in engineering design and project man­
rent enrollment in EGGN407 and EGGN481, or concurrent
agement. Implementation of project organization techniques
enrollment in EGGN411, and permission of the Capstone
to plan thesis research projects or projects selected at the
Design Course Committee. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab;
beginning of the semester. Elements of quality control in
3 semester hours.
manufacturing and numerous marketing tools. Prerequisite:
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) This is the second
EGGN491 and EGGN492, or equivalent senior design project
of a two-semester course sequence to give the student experi­
experience, or equivalent industrial design experience,
ence in the engineering design process. This course will
or consent of the Engineering Division. 3 hours lecture;
consist of a single comprehensive design project covering
3 semester hours.
the entire semester. Design integrity and performance are to
EGES504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II)
be demonstrated by building a prototype or model and per­
This is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students
forming pre-planned experimental tests, wherever feasible.
to present their research projects, critique others’ presenta­
Prerequisite: EGGN491 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semes­
tions, understand the breadth of engineering projects across
ter hours.
the Division, hear from leaders of industry about the contem­
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 re­
gram. Also students are required to write weekly critiques
search 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: “Indepen­
standing. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
EGES510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PROCESSING (I) This course provides the student with the
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theoretical background to allow them to apply state of the art
systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinematics, and path
image and multi-dimensional signal processing techniques.
finding. Prerequisite: EGGN407, or consent of instructor.
The course teaches students to solve practical problems
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Fall semesters,
involving the processing of multidimensional data such as
every two years.
imagery, video sequences, and volumetric data. The types of
EGES515 ADVANCED LINEAR SYSTEMS (I) An intro­
problems students are expected to solve are automated men­
duction to linear system theory in both continuous and dis­
suration from multidimensional data, and the restoration, re­
crete time that emphasized use of state space realizations.
construction, or compression of multidimensional data. The
The course introduces linear spaces and linear operators.
tools used in solving these problems include a variety of fea­
Bases, subspaces, eigen-values and eigenvectors, and matrix
ture extraction methods, filtering techniques, segmentation
canonical forms are covered. The mathematical representa­
techniques, and transform methods. Students will use the
tion of dynamic systems using state equations is introduced,
techniques covered in this course to solve practical problems
and system-theoretic concepts such as sausality, controlla­
in projects. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or equivalent. 3 hours
bility, observability, minimal realizations, canonical decom­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
position, and stability are explored in depth. Pre-requisite:
EGES511. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) This
Familiarity with linear system descriptions using transfer
course introduces the engineering aspects of digital signal
functions, such as covered in EGGN388
processing (DSP). It deals with the theoretical foundations
EGES517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED CON­
of DSP combined with applications and implementation
TROL SYSTEMS (II) A unified energy-based approach to
technologies. While the bulk of the course addresses one-
modeling of dynamic systems is presented to handle transient
dimensional signals and emphasizes digital filters, there are
analysis of complex and integrated processes and systems.
extensions to specialized and contemporary topics such as
Linear, nonlinear, and time varying systems are analyzed using
sigma-delta conversion techniques. The course will be useful
matrix notation and linear algebra. Concepts of controllability
to all students who are concerned with information bearing
and observability are presented. Design techniques for optimal
signals and signal-processing in a wide variety of applica­
open loop and closed loop systems using Hamiltonian and
tions settings, including sensing, instrumentation, control,
Pontryagin principles are described. Analysis and design of
communications, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and
optimal feedback control systems and design of observers are
imaging. Prerequisite: EGGN483 and EGGN407, EGGN388,
presented. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or consent of instructor 3
approved undergraduate coursework in Linear Systems, or
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester of odd years.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES518. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS,
EGES512. COMPUTER VISION (II) Computer vision is
DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL (I) Mathematical represen­
the process of using computers to acquire images, transform
tation of robot structures. Mechanical analysis including
images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
kinematics, dynamics, and design of robot manipulators.
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and prop­
Representations for trajectories and path planning for robots.
erties of a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world from its
Fundamentals of robot control including, linear, nonlinear
two-dimensional images. We start with an overview of image
and force control methods. Introduction to off-line program­
formation and low level image processing, including feature
ming techniques and simulation. Prerequisite: EGGN407,
extraction techniques. We then go into detail on the theory
EGGN400, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
and techniques for estimating shape, location, motion, and
ter hours. Fall semesters, ever year, or every other year, de­
recognizing objects. Applications and case studies will be dis­
pending on interest.
cussed from areas such as scientific image analysis, robotics,
machine vision inspection systems, photogrammetry, multi­
EGES519, ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN
media, and human interfaces (such as face and gesture
FILTERING (II) Estimation theory considers the extraction
recognition). Design ability and hands-on projects will be
of useful information from raw sensor measurements in the
emphasized, using image processing software and hardware
presence of signal uncertainty. Common applications include
systems. Prerequisite: Linear algebra, Fourier transforms,
navigation, localization and mapping, but applications can be
knowledge of C programming language. 3 hours lecture;
found in all fields where measurements are used. Mathematic
3 semester hours.
descriptions of random signals and the response of linear
systems are presented. The discrete-time Kalman Filter is
EGES514/MNGN. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals
introduced, and conditions for optimality are described.
of robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is on
Implementation issues, performance prediction, and filter
mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are: mining applica­
divergence are discussed. Adaptive estimation and nonlinear
tions, introduction and history of mobile robotics, sensors,
estimation are also covered. Contemporary applications will
including vision, problems of sensing variations in rock prop­
be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisite: EGGN388
erties, problems of representing human knowledge in control
and MACS323 or equivalent. Spring semester of odd years
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EGES521. MECHATRONICS (II) Fundamental design of
tially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed water
electromechanical systems with embedded microcomputers
in partially saturated soils, phase properties and relations,
and intelligence. Design of microprocessor based systems
stress state variables, measurements of soil water suction,
and their interfaces. Fundamental design of machines with
unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated permea­
active sensing and adaptive response. Microcontrollers and
bility, volume change theory, effective stress principle, and
integration of micro-sensors and micro-actuators in the
measurement of volume changes in partially saturated soils.
design of electromechanical systems. Introduction to algo­
The course is designed for seniors and graduate students in
rithms for information processing appropriate for embedded
various branches of engineering and geology that are con­
systems. Smart materials and their use as actuators. Students
cerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and mechanics
will do projects involving the design and implementation of
behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of instructor.
smart-systems. Prerequisite: DCGN 381. EGGN481 and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN482 recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES535. INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
Spring semesters, every other year.
METHODS (DEMS) (II) Review of particle/rigid body
EGES523. DESIGN OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
dynamics, numerical DEM solution of equations of motion
(II) Discrete system representation in time and z-domain is
for a system of particles/rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear
described. Difference equations describing dynamic systems
contact and impact laws dynamics, applications of DEM in
are presented. Discrete equivalents of continuous systems are
mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo­
introduced. Stability analysis for digital systems is described.
mechanics. Prerequisites: EGGN320, EGGN315 and some
Control design focuses on state space representation. Pole-
scientific programming experience in C/C++ or Fortran, or
placement design and digital optimal control design are
the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
covered, including Kalman filtering. Limitations on control
hours Spring semester of even numbered years.
performance are discussed along with robust control design
EGES540. CONTINUUM MECHANICS (I) Introduction to
concepts. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or consent of instructor. 3
Cartesian tensor analysis; consideration of stress, strain, and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours Spring, even numbered years
strain rates as tensor quantities including their transformation
EGES532/MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I)
laws; decomposition theorems for stress and strain; constitu­
Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materials,
tive theory of materials; use of conservation principles in con­
S-N curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations,
tinuum mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN322 and MACS315
residual stress effects, effect of material properties on mecha­
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nisms of crack propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of depart­
Fall semesters, odd numbered years
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, odd
EGES541. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
numbered years.
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
EGES534. SOIL BEHAVIOR (II) The focus of this course is
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
on interrelationships among the composition, fabric, and geo­
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc­
technical and hydrologic properties of soils that consist partly
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
or wholly of clay. The course will be divided into two parts.
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit
The first part provides an introduction to the composition and
requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
fabric of natural soils, their surface and pore-fluid chemistry,
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
and the physico-chemical factors that govern soil behavior.
EGES542. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI­
The second part examines what is known about how these
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
fundamental characteristics and factors affect geotechnical
with practical programming experience in which the multi­
properties, including the hydrologic properties that govern
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri­
the conduction of pore fluid and pore fluid constituents, and
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
the geomechanical properties that govern volume change,
Topics covered include simple “structural” elements, beams
shear deformation, and shear strength. The course is designed
on elastic foundations, solid elasticity, steady state analysis
for graduate students in various branches of engineering and
and transient analysis. Some of the applications will lie in the
geology that are concerned with the engineering and hydro­
general area of geomechanics, reflecting the research inter­
logic behavior of earth systems, including geotechnical engi­
ests of the instructor. Students get a copy of all the source
neering, geological engineering, environmental engineering,
code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite: Consent
mining engineering, and petroleum engineering. Prerequi­
of the instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
sites: EGGN461 Soil Mechanics, or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
EGES543. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (II)
Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordinate
EGES533. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS The focus
transformations; general theories of stress and strain; princi­
of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated soils. It
pal stresses and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke’s Law
provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials in par-
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introduction to the mathematical theory of elasticity and to
tal data (curve fitting and differentiation); summation of pres­
energy methods; failure theories for yield and fracture. Pre­
sure distributions (integration); beam deflections (boundary
requisiteEGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent.
value problems). All course participants will receive source
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
code of all the numerical methods programs published in the
EGES544. SOLID MECHANICS OF NONLINEAR
course textbook which is coauthored by the instructor. Pre­
MATERIALS (II) Introduction to the internal state variable
requisite: MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
modeling of inelastic deformation. Topics covered include:
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 two-
plasticity; rate-independent plasticity; yield criteria; isotropic
and three-dimensional viscous incompressible flows, flows
and kinematic hardening rules; numerical solution of sets of
of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous fluids, and engineer­
internal state variable equations; numerical coupling of inter­
ing applications. Multi-phase flows. Steady and unsteady
nal state variable equations with finite element models of
Bernoulli equation. Similarity of flows. Potential flows and
elastic deformation. Prerequisite EGGN320 and EGES543
basic source-sink flows inside and around body. Random
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ocean waves. Inertia and damping forces on submerged
Spring semester, even numbered years.
bodies. Vortex shedding. Engineering applications and com­
EGES545. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS (II)
puter simulations. Prerequisites; EGGN351 and MACS 315
Development of the fundamental theory of the boundary
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
element method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer,
EGES552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
diffusion, and wave propagation. Derivation of indirect and
(I) This course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of
direct boundary integral equations. Introduction to other
fluid mechanics, including fluid kinematics, stress-strain
Green’s function based methods of analysis. Computational
relationships, and derivation of the fluid-mechanical conser­
experiments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite:
vation equations. These include the mass-continuity and
EGES502, EGES540 or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture;
Navier-Stokes equations as well as the multicomponent
3 semester hours Spring Semester, odd numbered years.
energy and species-conservation equations. Fluid-mechanical
EGES546. ADVANCED ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I)
boundary-layer theory is developed and applied to situations
Review of vibration theory as applied to single- and multi-
arising in chemically reacting flow applications including
degree-of-freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations. Dif­
combustion, chemical processing, and thin-film materials
ferent types of loading-step, sinusoidal, random, earthquake,
processing. Prerequisite: EGGN473, or CHEN430, or con­
periodic. Transmissibility. Importance of resonance. Role of
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
damping. Natural frequencies. Modal superposition method.
EGES553. ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY (I) The hydro­
Rayleigh damping. Numerical solution techniques. Introduc­
logic cycle, precipitation and runoff relationships, and the
tion to dynamic analysis by finite element method. Newmark
Rational Method. Hydrograph analysis and synthesis and the
methods for time integration. Hysteretic materials and stiff­
unit hydrograph. Basin analysis, flood routing, urban hydrol­
ness degradation. Equivalent viscous damping. Liquefaction
ogy and design. Prerequisite: EGGN351, or consent of in­
in geomaterials. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters,
lecture; 3 semester hours
even years.
EGES548. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
EGES554. OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (II) Fluid mechanics
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
applied to flow in natural and manmade channels. The princi­
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
ples of momentum and energy, flow resistance in uniform
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength, failure criteria
and non-uniform channels. Backwater and drawdown curves,
and constitutive models for soil. The course will have an
channel controls and transitions. Gradually, rapidly and spa­
emphasis on numerical solution techniques to geotechnical
tially varied flow regimes. Unsteady flow and flood routing
problems by finite elements and finite differences. Prerequi­
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN351, or consent of instructor.
sites: A first course in soil mechanics or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, odd years.
3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours
EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA (I)
EGES550. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
This course allows students to establish fundamental knowl­
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solu­
edge of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior that is
tion of commonly encountered problems of engineering
beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling processes in
analysis. Structural/solid analysis of elastic materials (linear
the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geophysics, physics,
simultaneous equations); vibrations (roots of nonlinear equa­
and mining engineering. Issues of interest are the definition
tions, initial value problems); natural frequency and beam
of particle size and size distribution, particle shape, nature of
buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of experimen­
packing, quasi-static behavior under different external load-
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ing, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical modeling of par­
EGES581, MODERN ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRIC
ticulate flows, molecular dynamic simulations, and a brief
DRIVES (I) An introduction to electric drive systems for
introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows. Prerequisite:
advanced applications. The course introduces the treatment
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall
of vector control of induction and synchronous motor drives
semesters, every other year
using the concepts of general flux orientation and the feed-
EGES564. PHYSICAL GASDYNAMICS (I) Selected topics
forward (indirect) and feedback (direct) voltage and current
in gas-phase thermodynamics for high speed and/or reacting
vector control. AC models in space vector complex algebra
flows: kinetic theory; transport properties; chemical equilib­
are also developed. Other types of drives are also covered,
rium; vibrational, rotational and chemical rate processes; sta­
such as reluctance, stepper-motor and switched-reluctance
tistical mechanics; and the equations of radiative transfer from
drives. Digital computer simulations are used to evaluate
a microscopic viewpoint. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371,
such implementations. Pre-requisite: Familiarity with power
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electronics and power systems, such as covered in EGGN484
and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
EGES566. COMBUSTION (II) An introduction to com­
bustion. Course subjects include: the development of the
EGES582, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND DISTRIBUTED
Chapman-Jouget solutions for deflagration and detonation,
GENERATION (II) A comprehensive electrical engineering
a brief review of the fundamentals of kinetics and thermo­
approach on the integration of alternative sources of energy.
chemistry, development of solutions for diffusion flames and
One of the main objectives of this course is to focus on the
premixed flames, discussion of flame structure, pollutant
inter-disciplinary aspects of integration of the alternative
formation, and combustion in practical systems. Prerequisite:
sources of energy which will include most common and also
EGGN473, or ChEN430, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
promising types of alternative primary energy: hydropower,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
wind power, photovoltaic, fuel cells and energy storage with
the integration to the electric grid. Pre-requisite: It is assumed
EGES567. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I) Review of
that students will have some basic and broad knowledge of
radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s distribu­
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, power
tion, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, view fac­
electronics, direct energy conversion, and fundamentals of
tors. Radiation exchange within enclosures with black and
electric power systems such as covered in basic engineering
diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing, emitting and
courses plus EGGN484 and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3
scattering (semi-transparent, participating) media. An engi­
semester hours.
neering treatment of gas radiation in enclosures. Prerequisite:
EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
EGES583, ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE
lecture; 3 semester hours.
DYNAMICS (I) This course deals primarily with the two
rotating AC machines currently utilized in the electric power
EGES572. MULTIPHASE FLOWS AND TRANSPORT
industry, namely induction and synchronous machines. The
PHENOMENA WITH DROPLETS AND PARTICLES (II)
course is divided in two halves: the first half is dedicated to
Derivation of the basic heat, mass, and momentum transfer
induction and synchronous machines are taught in the second
equations for the analysis of multiphase flows with droplets
half. The details include the development of the theory of
and particles. Flow patterns in two-phase pipe flows. Analy­
operation, equivalent circuit models for both steady-state and
sis of spray and particulate systems. Formation and breakup
transient operations, all aspects of performance evaluation,
of droplets. Particle/fluid, particle/wall, particle/particle
IEEE methods of testing, and guidelines for industry appli­
interactions. Prerequisite: EGGN552 or consent of instructor.
cations including design and procurement. Prerequisites:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every
EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor.
other year.
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
EGES573. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
EGES584, POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGI­
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANS­
NEERING (II) This course deals with the theory and appli­
PORT PHENOMENA (II) Introduction to Computational
cations of problems and solutions as related to electric power
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate students with no prior
distribution systems engineering from both ends: end-users
knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques for the numerical
like large industrial plants and electric utility companies.
analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on experience in
The primary focus of this course in on the medium voltage
the development of numerical algorithms and codes for the
(4.16 kV – 69 kV) power systems. Some references will be
numerical modeling and simulation of flows and transport
made to the LV power system. The course includes: per-unit
phenomena of practical and fundamental interest. Capabili­
methods of calculations; voltage drop and voltage regulation;
ties and limitations of CFD. Prerequisite: EGGN473 or con­
power factor improvement and shunt compensation; short-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
circuit calculations; theory and fundamentals of symmetrical
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components; unsymmetrical faults; overhead distribution
EGES604. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II) This
lines and power cables; basics and fundamentals of distribu­
is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students to
tion protection. Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent,
present their research projects, critique others’ presentations,
and/or consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
understand the breadth of engineering projects across the
EGES585. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
Division, hear from leaders of industry about the contem­
(II) Basic principles of analysis and design of circuits utiliz­
porary engineering as well as socio-economical, marketing
ing high power electronics. AC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC, and
and behavioral issues facing today’s competitive business
DC/DC conversion techniques. Laboratory project compris­
environment. In order to improve communication skills, each
ing simulation and construction of a power electronics cir­
student is required to present a seminar in this course before
cuit. Prerequisites: EGGN385; EGGN389 or equivalent
his/her graduation from Engineering Systems graduate pro­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gram. Also students are required to write weekly critiques
about materials delivery techniques used in the previous
EGES586, HIGH VOLTAGE AC AND DC POWER
week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite: Graduate
TRANSMISSION (II) This course deals with the theory,
standing. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
modeling and applications of HV and EHV power transmis­
sion systems engineering. The primary focus is on overhead
EGES617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS (II)
AC transmission line and voltage ranges between 115 kV –
Fundamental issues related to the design on intelligent
500 kV. HVDC and underground transmission will also be
control systems are described. Neural networks analysis for
discussed. The details include the calculations of line param­
engineering systems are presented. Neural-based learning,
eters (RLC); steady-state performance evaluation (voltage
estimation, and identification of dynamical systems are
drop and regulation, losses and efficiency) of short, medium
described. Qualitative control system analysis using fuzzy
and long lines; reactive power compensation; FACTS de­
logic is presented. Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based
vices; insulation coordination; corona; insulators; sag-tension
control, and integrated human-machine intelligent control
calculations; EMTP, traveling wave and transients; funda­
systems are covered. Real-life problems from different engi­
mentals of transmission line design; HV and EHV power
neering systems are analyzed. Prerequisite: EGES517, or
cables: solid dielectric, oil-filled and gas-filled; Fundamen­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tals of DC transmission systems including converter and
Spring semester of even years.
filter. Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent
EGES618. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE
of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
CONTROL (II) Modeling is the first step in control design,
EGES588. ADVANCED RELIABILITY OF ENGINEER­
and for many processes a physical model is not appropriate
ING SYSTEMS (I) This course addresses uncertainty mod­
for control design, either because it is too complex, or be­
eling, reliability analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based
cause of unknown parameters. System identification is an
design, predictive maintenance, optimization, and cost-
important tool, which with proper use can help a control
effective retrofit of engineering systems such as structural,
designer develop empirical models from experimental
sensory, electric, pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environ­
input/output data. These models are suitable for control
mental facilities. Topics include Introduction of Reliability
system design. Adaptive control systems can make use of
of Engineering Systems, Network Modeling and Evaluation
on-line system identification to continually update the
of Complex Engineering Systems, Stochastic Engineering
process model and/or control parameters. The course will
System Simulation, Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events,
begin with coverage of unconstrained optimization and maxi­
Reliability and Risk Evaluation of Engineering Systems, and
mum likelihood (ML) estimation. Discrete time dynamic sys­
Optimization of Engineering Systems. Prerequisite: MACS
tem models are introduced, including transfer function and
324 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers II). 3 hours lec­
state space models, random sequences, and ARMAX and
ture; 3 semester hours.
Box-Jenkins model structures. State estimation and Kalman
filtering is developed. System identification is then an appli­
EGES598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
cation of ML estimation to various model structures. The
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
final portion of the course covers adaptive control as an
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
application of on-line system identification. Prerequisite:
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
EGGN517 or EGGN523 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring, odd numbered years.
EGES599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
EGES619. APPLIED INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS (II) Application of intelligent
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
control to system diagnostics and failure prediction. Funda­
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
mentals of machinery condition monitoring and health assess­
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ment. Survey of techniques used for signal analysis and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
interpretation of machine condition. Experiments involving
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servo hydraulic, electromechanical drives, refrigeration,
description. Topics such as the rate equations, the density
and power electronics, and the detection of faults in these
matrix equations, or the spectroscopy of polyatomic species.
systems. Presentation of current techniques for pattern recog­
Prerequisite: EGES564, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
nition, signature analysis, sensor fusion, and intelligent con­
lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every other year
trol, including FFT, wavelets, and time-frequency analysis.
(opposite EGES659 Optical Measurements in Reacting and
Failure modes, effects and criticality analysis. Case studies
Nonreacting Flow Systems)
and review of active research in failure prevention and pre­
EGES659. OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS IN REACTING
dictive maintenance. Use of expert systems, fuzzy logic, and
AND NONREACTING FLOW SYSTEMS (II) An intro­
neural networks for intelligent machine decision making.
duction to passive and active optical diagnostic techniques
Prerequisite: EGGN411, EGGN478, or consent of instructor.
for species concentrations, gas temperature and flowfield
EGES617 recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
velocity. Radiation methods for particulate and molecular
Spring semesters, every other year.
species. Particulate methods for velocity (e.g. Particle Image
EGES642. ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Velocimetry). Line-of-sight measurements for both particu­
FOR ENGINEERS (I) Solution of nonlinear equations,
late and molecules (e.g. Rayleigh and Mie scattering, absorp­
Transient finite element analysis, Finite elements for nonlin­
tion). Spatially resolved measurements including nonresonant
ear material behavior, Finite elements for large deformations
scattering (e.g. Raman), linear resonant methods (Laser In­
and contact problems Applications of finite elements in
duced Fluorescence) and nonlinear methods (e.g. Degenerate
mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo­
Four-Wave Mixing). Prerequisite: EGES501, EGES564, PH
mechanics. Pre-requisites: EGGN320, EGGN315, EGES542
optics course (no number at present), or consent of instructor.
and some scientific programming experience in C/C++ or
3 hours lecture; 1hour lab; 4 semester hours. Spring semes­
Fortran, or the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ters, every other year (opposite Molecular Spectroscopy).
3 semester hours. Fall Semester of even numbered years.
EGES683, COMPUTER METHODS IN ELECTRIC
EGES649. HYDRODYNAMICS (II) Basic principles of
POWER SYSTEMS (I OR II) This course deals with the
hydrodynamics treat fundamentals, basic equations, and gen­
computer methods and numerical solution techniques applied
eral theorems. Potential solutions include hydrodynamic sin­
to large scale power systems. Primary focus includes load
gularities (sources, sinks, etc) and nonhomogeneous fluids
flow, short circuit, voltage stability and transient stability
flows. Nonhomogeneous fluids flows related to the resources
studies and contingency analysis. The details include the
recovery technologies. Waves of finite amplitude in stratified
modeling of various devices like transformer, transmission
fluid. Surface waves and random waves. Motion by capilar­
lines, FACTS devices, and synchronous machines. Numerical
ity. Solution methods and engineering applications with com-
techniques include solving a large set of linear or non-linear
puter-aided solutions. Prerequisites : EGES551, MACS514
algebraic equations, and solving a large set of differential
or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
equations. A number of simple case studies (as per IEEE
Spring semester, every third year.
standard models) will be performed. Prerequisites: EGES583,
EGES657/CHEN657. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I)
584 and 586 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor; a
Review of radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s
strong knowledge of digital simulation techniques. 3 lecture
distribution, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law,
hours; 3 semester hours.
view factors. Radiation exchange within enclosures and black
EGES698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
and diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing, emitting
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
and scattering (semi-transparent, participating) media. An
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
engineering treatment of gas radiation in enclosures. Pre­
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
requisite: EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
EGES699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
EGES658. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
THERMOSCIENCES (II) A detailed review of spectroscopy
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
for engineers who use it diagnostics for flowfield research.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
Introduction to quantum mechanics including the one-electron
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
atom problem, Zeeman effect and electron spin. Spectroscopy
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
of multi-electron atoms, with a discussion of perturbation
EGES700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT ­
solutions to the Schrödinger equation. Development of a
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field,
transition moment, and its relation to the Einstein A coeffi­
and library work for the Master of Engineering Report
cient. Molecular spectroscopy is introduced via the harmonic
under the supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
oscillator and rigid rotator problems. Simple infrared spec­
Required of candidates for the degree of Master of Engi­
troscopy, with the anharmonic oscillators and non-rigid rota­
neering. 6 semester hours upon completion of report.
tors. Electronic transitions & the full diatomic molecular
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EGES701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
Environmental Science and
(I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the Master of
Engineering
Science thesis under the supervision of the student’s advisory
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
committee. Required of candidates for the degree of Master
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
of Science. 6 semester hours upon completion of report.
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
EGES703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
Chair
OPHY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
Doctor of Philosophy thesis under the supervision of the
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for the
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
EGES704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering ­
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the direct
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
EGES705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
MICHELLE L CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
dent’s faculty advisor.
GEORGE W. PRING, Adjunct Professor
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professsor
EGES706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
Degrees Offered:
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
Master of Science (Environmental Science and
faculty advisor.
Engineering)
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
Engineering)
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
Program Description:
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or pre­
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi­
sentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of
sion offers programs of study in environmental science and
instructor. 2 semester hours.
engineering within the context of risk-based decision-making,
environmental law and policy leading to M.S. and Ph.D.
graduate degrees as well as supporting several undergraduate
degrees. Programs are designed to prepare students to inves­
tigate and analyze environmental systems and assess risks to
public health and ecosystems as well as evaluate and design
natural and engineered solutions to mitigate risks and enable
beneficial outcomes. programs of study are interdisciplinary
in scope, and consequently the appropriate coursework may
be obtained from multiple departments at CSM as well as
other local universities.
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, full-time
students may elect the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively
upon coursework and project activities, or the Thesis option,
in which laboratory and/or field research is incorporated into
the curriculum under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For
working professional students the Executive Program is
offered, in which a part-time evening curriculum leads to
a Non-Thesis M.S. degree. ESE also offers a combined
baccalaureate/masters degree program in which students
obtain an undergraduate degree as well as a Thesis or Non-
Thesis M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering. Up
to six credit hours may be counted toward the requirements
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of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Please see the Combined
(2 h), and research (at least 24 h). Students must also success­
Undergraduate/Graduate Programs sections in the Graduate
fully complete written and oral qualifying examinations, write
and Undergraduate Bulletins for additional information. The
and defend a doctoral dissertation, and are expected to submit
availability of daytime, evening, and summer courses allows
the dissertation work for publication in scholarly journals.
all students a high degree of flexibility in planning their
Prerequisites:
coursework to achieve their degrees in a timely fashion.
◆ baccalaureate degree: required, preferably in a science
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree,
or engineering discipline
students are expected to complete a combination of course­
◆ college calculus: two semesters required
work and original research, under the guidance of a faculty
advisor and Doctoral committee, that culminates in a signifi­
◆ college physics: one semester required, one year
cant scholarly contribution to a specialized field in environ­
highly recommended
mental science or engineering. The Ph.D. Program may build
◆ college chemistry: one year required
upon one of the ESE M.S. Programs or a comparable M.S.
◆ college statistics: one semester highly recommended
Program at another university. Full-time enrollment is ex­

pected and leads to the greatest success, although part-time
area of emphasis “recommended & required back­
enrollment may be allowed under special circumstances.
ground” courses
The ESE Division offers six areas of emphasis for study
Required Curriculum:
that correspond to areas of significant career opportunities
Each area of emphasis consists of recommended back­
for graduates as well as expertise and active research by
ground courses, core courses, and electives. Students will
members of the ESE faculty: Water and Wastewater Recla­
work with their academic advisors and area coordinators to
mation and Reuse, Environmental Biotechnology, Environ­
establish plans of study that best fit their individual interests
mental Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Site Characterization
and goals. Each student will develop andsubmit, a plan of
and Remediation, and Environmental Systems Modeling.
study during the first semester of enrollment. Recommended
Each area of emphasis is designed to give students a rigor­
background courses may be taken for credit while a student
ous, in-depth background in the subject matter relevant to the
is enrolled in one of the ESE programs, with the limitation
area while allowing opportunity, through electives, for breadth
that only 9 credits from undergraduate-level courses may be
and exploration of related areas.
applied toward graduate credit requirements. Area of empha­
sis core courses are prescribed, and some elective courses are
The ESE M.S. and Ph.D. Programs have been admitted to
recommended as highly suitable for particular areas. Other
the Western Regional Graduate Program, a recognition that
electives may be chosen freely from courses offered at CSM
designates this curriculum as unique within the Western
and other local universities. Please visit the ESE website for a
United States.An important benefit of this designation is that
complete listing of example elective courses offered by the Di­
students from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
vision and at CSM (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci/).
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given the tuition status
I. Water and Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse
of Colorado residents.
Recommended Background:
Combined Degree Program Option
Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin
Core:
work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engi­
ESGN500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
neering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The CSM
ESGN504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for students
ESGN530 - Environ. Engr. Pilot Plant Laboratory
to use undergraduate coursework as part of their Graduate
ESGN541 - Microbial Process Analysis and Modeling
Degree curriculum. For more information please contact the
ESGN603 - Advanced Water Treatment Engineering and
ESE Office or visit http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/
Reuse
ucombine.html.
II. Environmental Biotechnology
Program Requirements:
Recommended Background:
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
College Biology, Organic Chemistry
of coursework (34 h) and seminar (2 h).
Core:
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
CHGN428 - Introductory Biochemistry
of coursework (22 h), seminar (2 h), and research (12 h).
ESGN504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Students must also write and orally defend a research thesis.
ESGN541 - Biochemical Treatment Processes
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of area of emphasis
CHGC562 - Microbiology and the Environment
coursework (at least 15 h), minor coursework (12 h), seminar
ESGN586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
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III. Environmental Chemistry and Radiochemistry
efforts; and 5) mathematical representation and modeling of
Recommended Background:
hydrological and hydrogeological phenomena in soil and
Physical Chemistry
water systems. Within these areas, established research pro­
grams have developed investigating the treatment of emerg­
Core:
ing organic chemicals in water and wastewater, membrane
ESGN500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
technologies for water treatment, onsite and decentralized
ESGN503 - Environmental Pollution
wastewater systems, beneficial reuse of produced water,
ESGN504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
transport/fate and treatment of pathogens in water and waste­
CHGC504 - Methods of Geochemistry
water, transport/fate and treatment of non-aqueous phase
or CHGC509 - Intro. to Aqueous Geochemistry
liquids (NAPLs) , environmental adsorption chemistry,
ESGN510 - Environmental Radiochemistry
bioavailability and toxicity of metals in the environment,
or ESGN525 - Chem. of the Soil/Water Interface
biotreatment of metal- and radionuclide-containing wastes,
IV. Site Characterization and Remediation
molecular analysis of microbial communities, in situ remedi­
Recommended Background:
ation of soil and groundwater systems, and evaluation of the
Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
roles of riparian zones and wetlands in regulating water qual­
ity. In support of these research activities, ESE has modern
Core:
facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories for water/
ESGN500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
waste treatment, environmental radiochemistry, biotechnol­
ESGN502 - Environmental Law
ogy, and toxicology. Specialized facilities include the Inte­
ESGN503 - Environmental Pollution
grated Environmental Teaching Lab complex, Center for
ESGN575 - Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes,
ESGN586 - Microbiology of Engr. Environ. Systems
CSM/City of Golden Water Treatment Pilot Plant, and the
V. Environmental Systems Modeling
Mines Park Test Site.
Recommended Background:
Description of Courses
Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY Biological
Core:
and ecological principles are discussed and industrial exam­
ESGN503 - Environmental Pollution
ples of their use are given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
ESGN522 - Subsurface Transport
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to
or ESGN520 - Surface Water Quality Modeling
engineering activities, including engineering design and plant
ESGN527 - Environmental Systems Analysis
operation, are investigated. Criteria and performance stan­
or GEGN575 - Geographic Information Systems
dards are analyzed for facility siting, pollution control, and
ESGN622 - Multiphase Flow and Transport
mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems are ana­
or ChEN516 - Transport Phenomena
lyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and wildlife management
GEGN467 - Hydrogeology and Groundwater Engr.
are integrated as they apply to all the above. Three to four
weekend field trips will be arranged during the semester.
VI. Executive Evening Program
Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
Core:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN500 - Principles of Environmental Chemistry
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
ESGN502 - Environmental Law
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
ESGN503 - Environmental Pollution
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
ESGN504 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ­
Fields of Research:
ing water, air, sediment, and biota. Sources and characteris­
Consistent with the above areas of emphasis, research is
tics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as
focused in five main areas: 1) development of innovative
broad categories, with some specific examples from various
processes for water and wastewater treatment, reclamation
industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity,
and reuse; 2) applications of biological processes in environ­
and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
mental remediation, water treatment, and renewable energy
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environ­
generation; 3) understanding fundamental chemical and
mental models are developed and applied to contaminated
radiochemical processes governing the fate and transport of
sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
contaminants, and engineering these processes to achieve
water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course
environmental goals; 4) geological, hydrological, and bio­
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathematical
logical characterization of pristine and anthropogenically
tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the envi­
disturbed natural systems, both for elucidating natural system
ronment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
function and for informing remediation and restoration
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING The
bination with creativity and sensitivity to economic realities.
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the funda­
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
mental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment processes
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(theory) and the engineering approaches used in designing
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
such processes (design). This course will focus on the physi­
AND MARKETING This course supports the premise that
cal, chemical and biological processes applied to liquid wastes
understanding of user process technologies facilitates negoti­
of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will be discussed
ation of mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound sales
as the driving force for wastewater treatment. Prerequisite:
contracts. Case studies illustrate process technologies that
ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
convert industrial waste to marketable products and tech­
3 semester hours.
niques to locate and evaluate consumers. Waste materials are
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING This
matched with operations using similar components as raw
course presents contemporary issues relating to the supply of
materials. Commercial process technology is applied to meet
safe drinking water to the public. The theory and design of
end-user specifications economically, and customer needs for
conventional potable water treatment unit processes and
materials generated by recycling processes are identified.
operations as well as water distribution systems will be
This course extends ideas presented in ESGN462 and 562 but
covered. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
can be taken independently of those courses. Prerequisites:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN500 or consent of the instructor.
ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGI­
Graduate Courses
NEERING This course provides an introduction and overview
ESGN500. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEM­
of the engineering aspects of solid and hazardous waste man­
ISTRY This course provides an introduction to chemical
agement. The focus is on control technologies for solid wastes
equilibria in natural waters and engineered systems. Topics
from common municipal and industrial sources and the end-
covered include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics,
of-pipe waste streams and process residuals that are gener­
acid/base chemistry, open and closed carbonate systems,
ated in some key industries. Prerequisite: ESGN/EGGN353
precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry, adsorption
and ESGN/EGGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester 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 assumptions
LABORATORY This course provides students with labora­
underpinning numerical and narrative standards contained in
tory exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN500.
federal and state environmental regulations. Top-down inves­
Topics covered include thermodynamics, weak acids and
tigations of the historical development of selected regulatory
bases, buffers, metal-ion complexation and oxidation/reduc-
guidelines and permitting procedures will be discussed,
tion reactions. This course must be taken concurrently with
and students will design improved regulations. Prerequisite:
ESGN500. Prerequisite: co-enrollment in ESGN500. 3 hours
ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
laboratory; 1 semester hour.
3 semester hours.
ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This is a comprehen­
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
sive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy, and
This course describes the engineering principles and prac­
Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer,
tices associated with the characterization and remediation of
scientist, planner, manager, consultant, government regulator,
contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization and risk
and citizen. It will prepare the student to deal with the com­
assessment will be highlighted with emphasis on remedial
plex system of laws, regulations, court rulings, policies, and
action screening processes, technology principles, and con­
programs governing the environment in the USA. Course
ceptual design. Common isolation and containment and
coverage includes how our legal system works, sources of
in situ and ex situ treatment technology will be covered.
environmental law, the major USEPA enforcement programs,
Computerized decision-support tools will be used and case
state/local matching programs, the National Environmental
studies will be presented. Prerequisites: ESGN354 or consent
Policy Act (NEPA), air and water pollution (CAA, CWA),
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EPA risk assessment training, toxic/hazardous substances
ESGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, TSCA, LUST, etc.), and
AND RECYCLING The objective of this course is to place
a brief introduction to international environmental law. Pre­
the student into the role of a plant manager with process re­
requisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sponsibility for waste minimization, focusing on recycling.
ESGN503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
those associated with heavy metals, as well as understanding
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
of alternative raw materials and process technologies in com­
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
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water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
of models to describe these phenomena, based on analytical
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate­
and simple numerical methods, will also be discussed. Appli­
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
cations will include prediction of extents of contaminant mi­
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti­
gration and assessment and design of remediation schemes.
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
Prerequisites: ESGN503 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
lecture; 3 semester hours.
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
ESGN525. CHEMISTRY OF THE SOIL/WATER INTER­
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground­
FACE The fate of many elements in the soil/water environ­
water, and air are also introduced. The course provides stu­
ment is regulated by sorption reactions. The content of this
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
course focuses on the physical chemistry of reactions occur­
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
ring at the soil-particle/water interface. The emphasis is on
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the use of surface complexation models to interpret solute
ESGN504. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
sorption at the particle/water interface. Prerequisites:
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering
ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
are discussed in this course, including physical, chemical,
3 semester hours.
and biological treatment processes for water and wastewater.
ESGN527. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Treatment objectives, process theory, and practice are con­
Basic principles of environmental systems analysis required
sidered in detail. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
in industrial and governmental projects pertaining to environ­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mental site characterization for natural resource evaluation,
ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY This
human impact on natural systems, and for developing reme­
course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g., modes of
diation strategies are studied, including terrain analysis and
decay, methods of detection and biological effects) and the use
surface and subsurface characterization procedures and
of naturally-occurring and artificial radionuclides as tracers
analysis. Basic principles are developed by investigating
for environmental processes. Discussions of tracer applica­
and applying systems analysis and site characterization tech­
tions will range from oceanic trace element scavenging to
niques to environmental problems. Prerequisite: none.
contaminant transport through groundwater aquifers. Pre­
3 hours laboratory per week; 3 semester hours.
requisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
ESGN528. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVIRON­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MENTAL SYSTEMS This is an advanced graduate-level
ESGN513. LIMNOLOGY This course covers the natural
course designed to provide students with hands-on experi­
chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes as well as some
ence in developing, implementing, testing, and using mathe­
basic principles concerning contamination of such water
matical models of environmental systems. The course will
bodies. Topics include heat budgets, water circulation and
examine why models are needed and how they are devel­
dispersal, sedimentation processes, organic compounds and
oped, tested, and used as decision-making or policy-making
their transformations, radionuclide limnochronology, redox
tools. Typical problems associated with environmental sys­
reactions, metals and other major ions, the carbon dioxide
tems, such as spatial and temporal scale effects, dimensional­
system, oxygen, nutrients; planktonic, benthic and other
ity, variability, uncertainty, and data insufficiency, will be
communities, light in water and lake modeling. Prerequisite:
addressed. The development and application of mathematical
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
models will be illustrated using a theme topic such as Global
ESGN520. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING
Climate Change, In Situ Bioremediation, or Hydrologic Sys­
This course will cover modeling of water flow and quality in
tems Analysis. Prerequisites: ESGN503 and knowledge of
rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Topics will include introduction
basic statistics and computer programming. 3 hours lecture;
to common analytical and numerical methods used in model­
3 semester hours.
ing surface water flow, water quality, modeling of kinetics,
ESGN530. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PILOT
discharge of waste water into surface systems, sedimentation,
PLANT LABORATORY This course provides an introduc­
growth kinetics, dispersion, and biological changes in lakes and
tion to bench and pilot-scale experimental methods used in
rivers. Prerequisites: ESGN440 or ESGN503 recommended,
environmental engineering. Unit operations associated with
or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
water and wastewater treatment for real-world treatment
ESGN522. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
problems are emphasized, including multi-media filtration,
This course will investigate physical, chemical, and biological
oxidation processes, membrane treatment, and disinfection
processes governing the transport and fate of contaminants in
processes. Investigations typically include: process assess­
the saturated and unsaturated zones of the subsurface. Basic
ment, design and completion of bench- and pilot-scale
concepts in fluid flow, groundwater hydraulics, and transport
experiments, establishment of analytical methods for process
will be introduced and studied. The theory and development
control, data assessment, up-scaling and cost estimation, and
project report writing. Projects are conducted both at CSM
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and at the City of Golden Water Treatment Pilot Plant Lab­
stances to be examined include metals, coal, petroleum prod­
oratory. Prerequisites: ESGN500 and ESGN504 or consent
ucts, organic compounds, pesticides, radioactive materials, and
of the instructor. 6 hours laboratory; 3 semester hours.
others. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN541/BELS541. MICROBIAL PROCESSES,ANALY-
ESGN552. RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS
SIS AND MODELING Microorganisms facilitate the trans­
Basic principles and practices in reclaiming disturbed lands
formation of many organic and inorganic constituents. Tools
are considered in this course, which includes an overview of
for the quantitative analysis of microbial processes in natural
present legal requirements for reclamation and basic elements
and engineered systems are presented. Stoichiometries, ener­
of the reclamation planning process. Reclamation methods,
getics, mass balances and kinetic descriptions of relevant
including recontouring, erosion control, soil preparation,
microbial processes allow the development of models for
plant establishment, seed mixtures, nursery stock, and wild­
specific microbial systems. Simple analytical models and
life habitat rehabilitation, will be examined. Practitioners in
complex models that require computational solutions will be
the field will discuss their experiences. Prerequisite: consent
presented. Systems analyzed include suspended growth and
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
attached growth reactors for municipal and industrial waste­
ESGN555/CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC
water treatment as well as in-situ bioremediation systems.
CHEMISTRY This course comprises a study of the chemi­
Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
cal and physical interactions that determine the fate, trans­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
port, and interactions of organic chemicals in aquatic
ESGN542/CHGC562/BELS562. MICROBIOLOGY AND
systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic
anthropogenic organic contaminants. Prerequisites: organic
fundamentals of microbiology, including the following:
chemistry and CHGN503, advanced physical chemistry, or
structure and function of prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells,
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and viruses; phylogenetic classification of microorganisms;
ESGN562/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth, and di­
AND RECYCLING This course will examine, using case
versity; and microbial interactions with plants, animals, and
studies, ways in which industry applies engineering princi­
other microbes. Additional topics covered will include global
ples to minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste re­
biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation, and
cycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to
wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of
solid waste environmental problems, especially those associ­
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ated with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: ESGN/
ESGN543/CHGC563/BELS563. ENVIRONMENTAL
EGGN353, ESGN/EGGN354, and ESGN/CHGN302, or
MICROBIOLOGY This course provides an introduction to
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the microorganisms of major geochemical importance as well
ESGN563/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
as those of primary importance in water pollution and waste
AND MARKETING This offering will illustrate process
treatment. Microbial roles in sedimentation, microbial leach­
technologies converting industrial waste to marketable
ing of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the
byproducts, with particular emphasis on locating and evaluat­
microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are cov­
ing suitable consumers. Components of a waste are matched
ered. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 1 hour lecture
with operations using similar components as raw materials.
and 3 hours laboratory; 2 semester hours.
This course focuses on identifying customer needs for by
ESGN544/BELS544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY This
product materials generated by recycling processes, particu­
course provides an introduction to assessment of the effects
larly product physical and chemical specifications. Under­
of toxic substances on aquatic organisms, communities, and
standing user process technologies facilitates negotiation of
ecosystems. Topics include general toxicological principles,
mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound sales contracts.
water quality standards, sediment quality guidelines, quanti­
Prerequisites: ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354 or
tative structure-activity relationships, single species and com-
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
munity-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and career
ESGN571. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGE­
opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience with
MENT This course investigates environmental project man­
toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequisite:
agement and decision making from government, industry,
none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour laboratory; 3 semester hours.
and contractor perspectives. Emphasis is on (1) economics of
ESGN545/BELS545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
project evaluation; (2) cost estimation methods; (3) project
This course provides an introduction to general concepts of
planning and performance monitoring; (4) and creation of
ecology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The introductory
project teams and organizational/communications structures.
material will provide a foundation for understanding why,
Extensive use of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of the in­
and to what extent, a variety of products and by-products of
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
advanced industrialized societies are toxic. Classes of sub­
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ESGN575. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
ESGN596/BELS596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
This course covers remediation technologies for hazardous
BIOTECHNOLOGY This course investigates applications
waste contaminated sites, including site characteristics and
of recombinant DNA technology to the development of
conceptual model development, remedial action screening
enzymes and organisms used for environmentally friendly
processes, and technology principles and conceptual design.
industrial purposes. Topics include genetic engineering
Institutional control, source isolation and containment,
technology, biocatalysis of industrial processes by extremo­
subsurface manipulation, and in situ and ex situ treatment
zymes, dye synthesis, biodegradation of aromatic compounds
processes will be covered, including unit operations, coupled
and chlorinated solvents, biosynthesis of polymers and sus­
processes, and complete systems. Case studies will be used
tainable fuels, and agricultural biotechnology. Prerequisite:
and computerized tools for process selection and design will
introductory microbiology or consent of the instructor.
be employed. Prerequisite: ESGN500, ESGN503, or consent
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
ESGN575L. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION:
SCIENCE Topics are chosen from special interests of in-
TREATABILITY TESTING This laboratory module is de­
structor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
signed to provide hands-on experience with treatability test­
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
ing to aid selection and design of remediation technologies
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
for a contaminated site. The course will be comprised of lab­
ESGN598S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGI­
oratory exercises in Coolbaugh Hall and possibly some field
NEERING SEMINAR Research presentations covering cur­
site work near CSM. Pre-requisite: ESGN575 or consent of
rent research in a variety of environmental topics. 1.5 hours
instructor. 2 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
seminar, 1 semester hour.
ESGN586/BELS586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED
ESGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual master’s
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS This course explores appli­
level research or special project supervised by a faculty
cations of microbial physiological processes in wastewater
member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
treatment and bioremediation. Topics include biofilm forma­
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable class and
tion in engineered systems, fermentation and respiration,
semester hours.
environmental induction of microbial activities, biological
denitrification, enhanced biological phosphorus removal,
ESGN601. RISK ASSESSMENT This course evaluates the
activated sludge microbiology, biodegradation of organic
basic principles, methods, uses, and limitations of risk as­
contaminants, sulfate reduction in remediation of acid mine
sessment in public and private sector decision making. Em­
drainage, and redox biotransformations of metallic contami­
phasis is on how risk assessments are made and how they are
nants. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent or enrollment in
used in policy formation, including discussion of how risk
an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
assessments can be objectively and effectively communicated
to decision makers and the public. Prerequisite: ESGN502
ESGN591. ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
and one semester of statistics or consent of the instructor.
Techniques for assessing the impact of mining and other
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
activities on various components of the ecosystem. Training
in the procedures of preparing Environmental Impact State­
ESGN602. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
ments. Course will include a review of pertinent laws and
The course covers an introductory survey of International
acts (i.e. Endangered Species Act, Coordination Act, Clean
Environmental Law, including multi-nation treaties, regula­
Air Act, etc.) that deal with environmental impacts. Prerequi­
tions, policies, practices, and politics governing the global
site: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, some field
environment. It surveys the key issues of sustainable develop­
trips; 3 semester hours.
ment, natural resources projects, transboundary pollution,
international trade, hazardous waste, climate change, and pro­
ESGN593. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND
tection of ecosystems, wildlife, and human life. New inter­
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE The purpose of this course
national laws are changing the rules for engineers, project
is to acquaint students with the permit writing process, de­
managers, scientists, teachers, businesspersons, and others
veloping information requirements for permit applications,
both in the US and abroad, and this course is especially de­
working with ambiguous regulations, negotiating with permit
signed to keep professionals fully, globally informed and
writers, and dealing with public comment. In addition, stu­
add to their credentials for international work. Prerequisites:
dents will develop an understanding of the process of develop­
ESGN502 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ing an economic and legally defensible regulatory compliance
3 semester hours.
program. Prerequisite: ESGN502 or consent of the instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN603. ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT ENGI­
NEERING AND WATER REUSE This course presents
issues relating to theory, design, and operation of advanced
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water and wastewater treatment unit processes and water
Geochemistry
reuse systems. Topics include granular activated carbon
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
(GAC), advanced oxidation processes (O /H O ), UV disin­
Economic Geology
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fection, pressure-driven and current-driven membranes (MF,
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor Geology and Geological
UF, NF, RO, and electrodialysis), and natural systems such as
Engineering
riverbank filtration (RBF) and soil-aquifer treatment (SAT).
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
The course includes hands-on experience using bench- and
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
pilot-scale unit operations. Prerequisite: ESGN504 or con­
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Geology and Geological
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Engineering
ESGN622. MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor Geology and Geological
Principles of multiphase and multicomponent flow and trans­
Engineering
port are applied to contaminant transport in the unsaturated
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
and saturated zones. Focus is on immiscible phase, dissolved
L.GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor of Geology and
phase, and vapor phase transport of low solubility organic
Geological Engineering
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor Geology and Geological
contaminants in soils and aquifer materials. Topics discussed
Engineering
include: capillarity, interphase mass transfer, modeling, and
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology and
remediation technologies. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or equiva­
Geological Engineering
lent, ESGN503 or ESGN522 or equivalent, or consent of the
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor Chemistry and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Geochemistry
ESGN698. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRON­
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor Chemistry and
Geochemistry
MENTAL SCIENCE Topics chosen from special interests of
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor Chemistry and
instructor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
Geochemistry
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor Chemistry and
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
Geochemistry
ESGN699. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY Individ­
Degrees Offered:
ual doctoral level research or special project supervised by a
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
faculty member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable class
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
and semester hours.
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
ESGN701. GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
Program Description:
Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision of the
The Geochemistry Program is an interdisciplinary graduate
graduate student’s advisory committee. Required to qualify
program administered by the departments of Geology and
for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 3 full semesters of enroll­
Geological Engineering and Chemistry and Geochemistry.
ment and Admission to Candidacy for the M.S. Thesis degree.
The geochemistry faculty from each department are respon­
Variable class and semester hours.
sible for the operations of the program. Students reside in
ESGN703. GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHILOSO­
either the Department of Geology and Geological Engineer­
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the supervision
ing, or the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
of the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required to
Program Requirements:
qualify for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 6 full semesters of
The program of study is selected by the student in con­
enrollment and Admission to Candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.
sultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee.
Variable class and semester hours.
Students entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take
ESGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF
more coursework in geology to strengthen their backgrounds
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
in this discipline; the converse is true for students with a
of the Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must
background in geology. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of
be carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s
the Geochemistry Program, students are not required to take
faculty advisor. Variable class and semester hours.
a minor.
ESGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF PHI­
Qualifying Examination for Ph.D. Degree
LOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion of
A qualifying examination must be taken. It is expected
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be carried
that this exam will be completed within three years of matric­
out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advi­
ulation or after the bulk of course work is finished, whichever
sor. Variable class and semester hours.
occurs later. This examination will be administered by the
student’s Doctoral committee and will consist of an oral and
a written examination, administered in a format to be deter-
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mined by the Doctoral Committee. Two negative votes in the
the CSM Geochemistry Program as unique in the region.
Doctoral Committee constitute failure of the examination.
Designation of the Geochemistry Program by WRGP allows
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re­
residents of western states (excluding California) to enroll in
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
the program at Colorado resident tuition rates. Eligible states
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
Only one re-examination may be given.
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming.
Prerequisites:
Professional Masters
Each entering student will have an entrance interview
with members of the Geochemistry faculty. Each department
Introduction
recognizes that entering students may not be proficient in
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an
both areas. A placement examination in geology and/or
opportunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a
chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the inter­
fifth year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors
viewing faculty. If a placement examination is given, the
degree; and [2] additional education for working profession­
results may be used to establish deficiency requirements.
als in the area of geochemistry as it applies to problems
Credit toward a graduate degree will not be granted for
relating to the environment.
courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters
degree program administered by the Geochemistry Program,
Thesis Degrees (M.S. & Ph.D.)
and may be completed as a 4+1 program by individuals
Required Curriculum:
already matriculated as undergraduate students at The Colo­
A thesis is required for the M.S. degree and a dissertation
rado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding
for the Ph.D. The Geochemistry program comprises a core
undergraduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a
group of courses, required of all students unless individually
graduate program that does not have the traditional research
exempted by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previ­
requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework
ous background. The core courses are
in Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi­
CHGC503 - Introduction to Geochemistry,
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
CHGC504 - Methods in Geochemistry, and a one hour
program does allow for independent study, professional de­
laboratory course selected from several available.
velopment, internship and coop experience.
In addition, MS degree students must take two courses
Application
selected from the following list
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction to Aqueous Geo­
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
chemistry,
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other depart­
CHGN503 - Advanced Physical Chemistry,
ments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology &
GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry.
Geological Engineering may want to decide on the 4+1
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. External
Ph.D. degree students must take the three core courses
people applying for the program must follow the same pro­
CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour laboratory
cedures that all prospective graduate students follow; how­
course, and two courses selected from the previous list.
ever, the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves
Requirements
the number of course and research credits required for grad­
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over­
uation, as well as the specific courses beyond the above
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
requirements. The Ph.D. in Geochemistry requires a mini­
depend on the background of the individual, but may be
mum of 72 credit hours, of which at least 24 hours must be
tailored to professional objectives.
research credit. Normally at least 48 hours of course credits
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
are required, of which 24 hours of course credit may be
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
transferred from a previous graduate degree upon approval
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum, pro­
of the dissertation committee. Research credits may not be
vided those courses fit into the overall professional objectives
transferred from a previous degree program.
of the individual, and compliment the course program below.
Graduate students resident in the Department of Chem­
Approval of those courses will be given by the Geochemistry
istry and Geochemistry or the Department of Geology and
Committee of the Whole. No more than 9 credits of 400-level
Geological Engineering shall adhere to the seminar rules and
courses may constitute the 36 minimum credit requirement.
requirements of the department of residence.
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
The Geochemistry Program at CSM has been admitted to
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
the Western Regional Graduate Program. This recognized
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
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CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
Description of Courses
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and prin­
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
ciples of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate program,
the related principles of thermodynamics. Topics covered in­
an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted from
clude: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar system,
the list below)
chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental distributions
and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics,
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
isotope systematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Pre­
following list.
requisite: Introductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology,
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
or consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
(3 hrs, Spring)
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
GPGN/GEOL503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION (I)
(3 hrs, Spring)
Integration of scientific data in the analysis and modeling
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
of subsurface reservoir systems. Prerequisite: GPGN315 or
(3 hrs, Spring)
GEOL501 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
lab; 3 semester hours.
(2 hrs, Fall)
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II)
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
Sampling of natural earth materials including rocks, soils,
(3 hrs, Fall)
sediments, and waters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
materials, digestions, and partial chemical extractions. Princi­
(3 hrs, Spring)
ples of instrumental analysis including atomic spectroscopy,
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
mass separations, and chromatography. Quality assurance
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
and quality control. Interpretation and assessment of geo­
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of fossil fuels & ore
chemical data using statistical methods. Prerequisite: Gradu­
deposits (3hrs, Spring)
ate standing in geochemistry or environmental science and
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs, Fall)
engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical, and interpretive
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop­
(3 hrs, Fall)
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and graph­
GEGN582: Contaminant Hydrogeology
ical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
(3 hrs, Spring) – proposed
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs, Spring)
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
GEGN683: Advanced Ground- Water Modeling
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and
(3 hrs, Spring)
unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Pre­
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
(3 hrs, Fall)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
(3 hrs, Spring)
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
(3 hrs, Fall and Spring)
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
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
GEOL599) taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
professional development experience. A course program will
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crys­
be designed in advanced through consultation between the
tallography, and physical properties. Systematic treatments of
student and an advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of
structural representation, defects, mineral stability and phase
the Whole.
transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms, and
advanced methods of mineral identification and characteriza­
tion. Applications of principles using petrological and envi-
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ronmental examples. Prerequisite: GEOL212, DCGN209, or
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
lab; 3 semester hours.
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS ­
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
MAGMATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
geological evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to the
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Spring 1999.
formation of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO­
stratigraphic frameworks, and to the development of favor­
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
able ore-forming environments. Emphasis will be placed on
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
processes responsible for ore genesis in magmatic systems,
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composi­
such as layered complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and
tion, animal and human health in relation to the natural
on the submarine hydrothermal processes responsible for syn­
environment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting
depositional deposits in volcanic and sedimentary terrains,
water quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel process­
including massive base and precious metal sulfide ores. Ore
ing. Sampling design in large scale environmental studies.
deposits in certain sedimentary rocks, including copper,
Prerequisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
paleoplacer gold-uranium, marine evaporite, barite, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
phosphate ores are considered in context of their generative
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
environments and processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
lab; 3 semester hours.
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS ­
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
EPIGENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
space aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan­
local geological evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
the generation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
solutions within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 and GEGN306 or
the development of favorable ore-forming environments.
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
Emphasis will be placed on processes responsible for ore
lab; 1 semester hour.
genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
copper-molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and geo­
metal deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic
logical engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
and sedimentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity,
and epigenetic sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-
univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geo­
related uranium deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equiva­
graphic information systems (GIS). Practical experience with
lent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab;
geological applications via supplied software and data sets
3 semester hours.
from case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics course
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral indus­
(MACS323 or MACS530 or equivalent); and previous or
try overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
concurrent enrollment in MACS532 or permission of instruc­
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
tor. 2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop­
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ment. Team development and presentation of an exploration
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515, GEOL516, or equivalent.
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
2 hours lecture/seminar; 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
Offered alternate years: Fall 1996.
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants. Pre­
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
requisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of or­
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent
ganic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
of instructor. Offered on demand. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
hours.
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI­
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these de­
RONMENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals
posits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert the
of microbiology, such as structure and function of procary­
organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal
otic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
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organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
dictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain
growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants,
areas. In addition to lecture attendance, course work involves
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
review of topical papers and solution of typical problems.
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
Prerequisite: GEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia­
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
isotope distributions with an emphasis on the application of
Offered alternate years.
these principles to important case studies in igneous petrol­
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
ogy and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb iso­
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
topes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pol­
Spring 1998.
lution, and the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem­
1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alter­
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
nate years. Fall 1998.
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO­
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mechanisms
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understand­
of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of wall-
ing of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution chemistry
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids. Prerequi­
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and char­
site: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
acteristics of biological material, origin of life, role of micro­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
organisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
of sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied
coal. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
to natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor
3 semester hours.
mineral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II)
with special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems.
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An em­
interpretation of data from soils, stream sediments, vegeta­
phasis will be placed on problem solving rather than basic
tion, and rock in connection with field problems. Term report
theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or consent of
required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alter­
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
nate years; Fall 1995.
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR­
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics include:
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer­
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial model­
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
ing, data quality and error propogation, methods of GIS eval­
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
uation and selection. Laboratories will use Macintosh and
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS projects, as
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student. Pre­
well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS laboratories,
requisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
and field studies will be required. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
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/
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
accumulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedi­
conditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and pre­
mentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
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stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI­
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical, and microbiological
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
or GEGN307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing physical
exploration, contaminant mapping, and global climate change.
and chemical controls in the development of mineral assem­
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
blages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from repre­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sentative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on the
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
an interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite:
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and calderas,
GEGN307 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. 2 hours
caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes, origin and
lecture and seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of volcanism to
alternate years; Fall 1996.
alteration and mineralization. Petrographic study of selected
GEOL626. ISOTOPE GEOLOGY (II) The application of
suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the laboratory. Pre­
radioactive and stable isotope analysis to problems in igneous
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour seminar, 6 hours lab;
and metamorphic petrology and ore genesis. Studies of poly-
3 semester hours.
metamorphic terrains with special reference to the geo­
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEO­
chronology of the Front Range. The utilization of isotopic
CHEMISTRY (II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
tracers to evaluate petrologenic models. The distribution of
approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate
heavy radiogenic and light stable isotopes as indicators of
sediments and rocks. Topics covered include major near-
source terrain and subsequent evolution of mineral deposits.
surface diagenetic environments, subaerial exposure, dolomi­
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
tization, burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria,
ter hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
and the carbonate geochemistry of trace elements and stable
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
isotopes. Laboratory stresses thin section recognition of
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
diagenetic textures and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi­
geochemical/isotopic approaches to diagenetic problems.
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
Prerequisite: GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petrographic
4 to 6 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-mineralized,
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS
from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL221,
SYSTEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practi­
GEOL212, or GEGN307. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
cal experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 1997.
reaction path models to problems in diverse fields of theoreti­
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL
cal and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
EXPLORATION (II) Principles and application of primary
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves­
dispersion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evalu­
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
ation of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
laboratory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite:
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of ap­
GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
plications including problems in thermodynamic data quality
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alter­
evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis, groundwater
nate years; Spring 1999.
evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate generation, and
enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course ends with student
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEMISTRY
presentations of a chemical modeling study applied to a prob­
(II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and chemi­
lem of their choosing. Prerequisite: GEGN585 or consent of
cal) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral deposits.
instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer lab; 3 semester hours.
A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures, and in­
terpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geochemistry
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
framework for exploration program design. Prerequisite:
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of instructor. A course
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours lecture/seminar/
may be continued through later semesters and additional
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 1997.
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
semester hours.
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CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI­
Geology and Geological Engineering
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo­
Economic Geology, and Department Head
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
in Petroleum Geology
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
EILEEN POETER, Professor
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO­
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
same or a different topic may be continued through later
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Con­
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor and Assistant
sent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Department Head
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO­
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
may be continued through later semesters and additional
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
JEFFREY W. HEDENQUIST, Research Associate Professor
semester hours.
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
CHGC705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
dent’s faculty advisor.
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
CHGC706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
faculty advisor.
Degrees Offered:
Professional Master’s Degree
(Petroleum Reservoir Systems) (Non-Thesis)
Professional Master’s Degree (Mineral Exploration
and Mining Geosciences) (Non-Thesis)
Professional Master’s Degree (Geochemistry) (Non-Thesis)
Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer) (Non-Thesis)
Master of Science (Geology)
Master of Science (Geological Engineering)
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
Program Description:
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
in Geology and Geochemistry; and Master of Engineering,
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Geo­
logical Engineering. Geological Engineering degrees require
possession or acquisition of an undergraduate engineering
degree or its equivalent.
Graduate students desiring to study ground water, engi­
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and some environmental applications are generally expected
Professional Masters – Geochemistry
to pursue the Geological Engineering degree. Students desir­
Introduction
ing to study petroleum or minerals exploration or develop­
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an
ment sciences, geochemistry and/or geology generally pursue
opportunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a
Geology or Geochemistry degrees. Students are initially ad­
fifth year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors
mitted to either geoscience or geological engineering degree
degree; and [2] additional education for working profession­
programs and must receive approval of the GE department
als in the area of geochemistry as it applies to problems relat­
Graduate Advisory Committee to switch degree categories.
ing to the environment.
Program Requirements:
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters de­
Geology Degrees:
gree program administered by the Geochemistry Program,
The Master of Science (Geology) academic program will
and may be completed as a 4+1 program by individuals al­
require 36 semester hours of course and research credit hours
ready matriculated as undergraduate students at The Colo­
(a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work),
rado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding
plus a thesis. Twelve of the 36 credit hours may be research
undergraduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a
credits. To ensure breadth of background, the course of study
graduate program that does not have the traditional research
for the Master of Science (Geology) degree must include at
requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework
least one graduate course in each of the fields of stratigraphy/
in Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi­
sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics, and petrology.
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
At the discretion of the student’s thesis advisory committee,
program does allow for independent study, professional de­
an appropriate course taken from a degree program other
velopment, internship and coop experience.
than Geology may be substituted for one (and only one) of
Application
the fields above. Candidates must also complete GEOL607,
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
Graduate Seminar, as part of their course programs. All
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
Master of Science (Geology) candidates must also complete
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
an appropriate thesis, based upon original research they have
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other de­
completed. A thesis proposal and course of study must be
partments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology
approved by a candidate’s thesis committee before the candi­
& Geological Engineering may want to decide on the 4+1
date begins substantial work on the thesis research.
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. External
The requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
people applying for the program must follow the same proce­
academic programs will be established individually by a can-
dures that all prospective graduate students follow; however,
didate’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee, but must meet
the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
the minimum requirements presented below. The Doctor of
Requirements
Philosophy (Geology) academic program will require a mini­
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over­
mum of 72 hours of course and research credit hours (a max­
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
imum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus
depend on the background of the individual, but may be tai­
a qualifying examination and a thesis. All candidates must
lored to professional objectives.
complete a minimum of 24 research credit hours and must
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
complete a minimum of 48 course credit hours, including 12
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
hours in a minor field. Up to 24 course credit hours (includ­
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum, pro­
ing those for the minor field) may be awarded by the candi-
vided those courses fit into the overall professional objectives
date’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee for completion
of the individual, and compliment the course program below.
of a Master of Science degree (at CSM or elsewhere). The
Approval of those courses will be given by the Geochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) course program must satisfy
Committee of the Whole. No more than 9 credits of 400-level
the breadth requirements required of Master of Science
courses may constitute the 36 minimum credit requirement.
(Geology) candidates (including GEOL607) and must also
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
include GEOL511 (History of Geological Concepts).
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Prospective students should submit the results of the
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
Graduate Record Examination with their application for ad­
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
mission to graduate study. In the event that it is not possible,
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
because of geographic and other restrictions, to take the
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
Graduate Record Examination prior to enrolling at Colorado
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
School of Mines, enrollment may be granted on a provisional
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate program,
basis subject to satisfactory completion of the examination
an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted from
within the first year of residence.
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An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
◆ A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart­
following list.
ments and consists of:
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
GEGN403: Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs., Spring)
(3 hrs., Spring)
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry (3 hrs., Spring)
GEOL515: Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs., Fall) or
(3 hrs., Spring)
GEOL516: Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs., Spring) or
(2 hrs., Fall)
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs., Spring, even years)
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
GEGX571: Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs., Fall)
(3 hrs., Fall)
GPGN530: Applied Geophysics (3 hrs., Spring)
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
(3 hrs., Spring)
Methods (3 hrs., Spring) or
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs., Spring)
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics (3 hrs., Fall) or
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs., Fall)
EBGN512 Macroeconomics (3 hours, Spring) or
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of Fossil Fuels & Ore
MNGN585 Mining Economics (3 hrs., Spring,
Deposits (3 hrs., Spring)
even years)
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs., Fall)
◆ 15 additional credit hours must be selected from the fol­
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information Systems
lowing list. Selection of courses will be undertaken by the
(3 hrs., Spring)
student in consultation with their degree committee con­
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
sisting of three faculty from the respective programs that
(3 hrs., Fall)
have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
GEGN582: Contaminant Hydrogeology (3 hrs., Spring)
proposed
Geochemistry:
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
GEGX633: Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
Systems (3 hrs., Spring)
(3 hrs. Spring)
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs., Spring)
GEGX635: Surficial Exploration Geochemistry
GEGN683: Advanced Ground-Water Modeling
(3 hrs Spring)
(3 hrs., Spring)
Geology and Geological Engineering:
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs., Fall)
GEOL404: Ore Microscopy (3 hrs., Spring)
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
GEOL498: Field Methods in Economic Geology (3 hrs.,
(3 hrs., Spring)
Spring and Fall)
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration
GEOL505: Applied Structural Geology (3 hrs., Spring)
(3 hrs., Fall and Spring)
GEOL509: Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be selected
(3 hrs., Fall)
to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free electives
GEGN518: Mineral Exploration (3 hrs., Fall)
may be selected from the list above, and may also be inde­
GEGN528: Mining Geology (3 hrs., Fall)
pendent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or GEOL599)
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs., Fall)
taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other professional
GEOL545: Introduction to Remote Sensing
development experience. A course program will be designed
(3 hrs., Spring)
in advanced through consultation between the student and an
GEOL575: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of the Whole.
(3 hrs., Fall)
Geophysics:
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration
GPGN507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs., Fall)
and Mining Geosciences
GPGN509 Physical and Chemical Properties and
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly ad­
Processes in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs., Fall)
ministered by Geology and Geological Engineering, Geo­
GPGN510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
chemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to the
(3 hrs., Spring)
program by application to any of the sponsoring departments
GPGN511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
and acceptance through the normal procedures of that depart­
(4 hrs., Spring, even years)
ment. This appendix lists course requirements and options.
GPGN520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
Requirements
(4 hrs., Fall, odd years)
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
GPGN521 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.
GPGN540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs., Fall)
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Other:
2 courses selected from the following:
Economics and Business:
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
Petroleum Design
(3 hrs., Spring)
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
and Development I
(3 hrs., Spring)
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
EBGN541 International Trade (3 hrs., Spring)
and Development II
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation (3 hrs., Fall)
9 additional hours must consist on one course each from
EBGN580 Exploration Economics (3 hrs., Fall)
the 3 participating departments.
Environmental Science and Engineering:
The remaining 18 hours may consist of graduate courses
ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
from any of the 3 participating departments, or other courses
(3 hrs., Fall)
approved by the committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of in­
ESGN500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry
dependent study, including an industry project.
(4 hrs., Fall)
Geological Engineering Degrees:
ESGN502 Environmental Law (3 hrs., Fall)
The Master’s of Engineering (Non-Thesis) Program in
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
Geological Engineering is comprised of 36 credit hours with
MTGN429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs., Spring)
30 course credit hours and 6 credit hours of independent
MTGN431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs., Spring)
study (GEGN599). Up to nine credit hours can be at the 400
MTGN432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs., Spring)
level and the remainder will be 500 or 600 level. The typical
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings with
program plan includes 15 course credit hours in both the fall
the approval of representatives from the administering de­
and the spring terms followed by 6 independent study credit
partments or program.
hours during the summer term. The non-thesis degree in­
cludes three areas of specialization (engineering geology/
6 credit hours may be independent study in the student’s home
geotechnics, ground-water engineering, and mining geologi­
department or additional course work from the list above.
cal engineering).
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems:
All Master’s of Engineering (Non-Thesis) program will
This is a non-thesis, interdisciplinary masters degree pro­
include the following core requirements:
gram jointly administered by the departments of Geology and
Geological Engineering, Geophysics, and Petroleum Engi­
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
neering. This program consists only of coursework in petro­
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
leum geoscience and engineering. No research is required.
Engineering (6)
The degree is particularly suited for employees of service
GEGN599 requires a project and report that demonstrate
companies and non-U.S. professionals from the international
competence in the application of geological engineering prin­
petroleum sector. It is also attractive for individuals with a
ciples that merits a grade of B or better. The project topic and
B.S. degree who desire a graduate-level credential for em­
content of the report is determined by the student’s advisor,
ployment in the petroleum industry.
in consultation with the student, and is approved by the Geo­
General Administration:
logical Engineering Graduate Program Committee. The for­
The three participating departments share oversight for
mat of the report will follow the guidelines for a professional
this program through a committee consisting of one faculty
journal paper.
member from each of the three departments. Students gain
The student, in consultation with the advisor, must pre­
admission to the program by application to any of the three
pare a formal program of courses and independent study
sponsoring departments. Students are administered by that
topic for approval by the Geological Engineering Graduate
department into which they first matriculate.
Program Committee. The program must be submitted to the
Requirements:
committee on or before the end of the first week of classes of
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
the first semester.
be at the 400 level. All other credits toward the degree must
The most common difficulty in scheduling completion of
be 500 level or above.
the degree involves satisfaction of prerequisites. Common
9 hours must consist of:
deficiency courses are Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and
1 course selected from the following:
Fluid Mechanics. These are essential to the engineering
GPGN419/PEGN 419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
underpinnings of the degree. An intense program at CSM
Evaluation
involving 18 credit hours each semester including Statics in
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
the fall and Fluid Mechanics in the spring and 9 credits in the
summer including Mechanics of Materials, allows these
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classes to be taken along with the standard program. Some
GEGN470 Ground Water Engineering Design (3) Spring,
students may choose to take these prerequisites elsewhere
or
before arriving on the CSM campus.
ESGN575 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation (3) Spring
Engineering Geology/Geotechnics Specialty (Non-Thesis)
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
Systems (3) Fall or Spring
(non thesis) with specialization in Engineering Geology/
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
Geotechnics must meet the prerequisite course requirements
Engineering (6) Summer
listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree are:
Electives* (9)
Fall Semester (15 hours)
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
of their elective courses, students are required to have at least
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3), or
one additional advanced course in hydrogeochemistry. Possi­
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
bilities for other electives include courses in site characteri­
Electives* (1)
zation, environmental science and engineering, geographical
information systems (GIS), geochemistry, and geophysics,
Spring Semester (15 hours)
for example.
GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
Mining Geological Engineering Specialty (Non-Thesis)
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
Mitigation (3), or
(non thesis) with specialization in Mining Geology must
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
meet the prerequisite course requirements listed later in this
Electives* (9)
section. Required courses for the degree are:
Summer (6 hours)
Fall Semester (15 hours)
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4), or
Engineering (6)
GEGN467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
GEOL515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
Sygenetics Ores (3)
of their elective courses, students are required to have an ad­
MNGN523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2), or
vanced course in both soil and rock engineering. Possibilities
MNGN523 Special Topics-Underground Mine Design (2)
for other electives include graduate-level rock mechanics and
rock engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, ground
Electives* (3)
water, site characterization, geographical information systems
Spring Semester (15 hours)
(GIS), project management and geophysics, for example.
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Ground Water Engineering/Hydrogeology Specialty
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
(Non-Thesis)
GEGN518 Mineral Exploration (3) or
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
Mining Geology (3)
(non thesis) with specialization in Ground Water Engineering
GEGN505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
and Hydrogeology must meet the prerequisite course require­
Electives* (6)
ments listed later in this section. Required courses for the
Summer (6 hours)
degree (36 hours) are:
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
GEGN467 Ground Water Engineering (3) Fall
Engineering (6)
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3) Fall
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN681 Vadose Zone Hydrology (3) Fall, or
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
GEGN581 Advanced Hydrogeology (3) Fall
must be consistent with the program specialization. Typi­
GEGN509 Aqueous Geochemistry (3) Fall, or
cally, the elective courses are selected from the following
ESGN500 Principles of Aquatic Chemistry (3)
topical areas: mineral deposits geology, ore microscopy, ap­
Fall or Spring
plied geophysics, applied geochemistry, remote sensing, en­
gineering geology, environmental geology, engineering
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling of Ground Water Sys­
economics / management, mineral processing, geostatistics,
tems (3) Spring
geographic information systems, environmental or explo­
ration and mining law, and computers sciences.
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The Master of Science Degree Program in Geological
2 courses selected as follows:
Engineering requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of
ESGN500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3) or
course and project/research credit hours (a maximum of 9
GEGN509/CHGC509 (3) Introduction To Aqueous
credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus a Graduate
Geochemistry
Thesis. The degree includes three areas of specialization
(engineering geology/geotechnics, groundwater engineering,
ESGN503 Environmental Pollution (3) or
and mining geological engineering) with common require­
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater
ments as follows:
As nearly all ground water software is written in Fortran,
1. GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
if the student does not know Fortran, a Fortran course must
be taken before graduation, knowledge of other computer
2. GEOL607 Graduate Geology Seminar (1)
languages is encouraged
3. At least twelve hours of research credits are required:
In addition to the common course requirements, the
Master of Science Research (GEGN705), and after all
Master of Science degree with specialization in Mining
course work is complete and an admission to candidacy
Geology also requires:
form is filed with the graduate school, Master of Science
Thesis (GEGN702).
1. GEGN528 Mining Geology (3) or GEGN518 Mineral Ex­
ploration (3)
4. At least 24 course credit hours are required, and must be
approved by the student’s thesis committee.
2. Specialty Areas (17 credits minimum.)
The content of the thesis is to be determined by the stu-
This will include about 5–6 courses (predominantly at
dent’s advisory committee in consultation with the student.
500 and 600 level) selected by the student in conjunction
The Masters thesis must demonstrate creative and compre­
with the Masters program advisory committee. Specialty
hensive ability in the development or application of geological
areas might include: mineral deposits geology, mineral
engineering principles. The format of the thesis will follow
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
the guidelines described under the Thesis Writer’s Guide.
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology,
environmental geology, geostatistics, geographic information
In addition to the common course requirements, the
systems, environmental or exploration and mining law, engi­
Master of Science degree with specialization in Engineer­
neering economics/management, and computer sciences.
ing Geology/Geotechnics requires:
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
degree requires a minimum of 72 hours course work and
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
research combined. Requirements include the same courses
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3)
as for the Master of Science (Geological Engineering) with
And at least two of the following courses:
the additions noted below and the exception that a PhD Dis­
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
sertation must be executed under GEGN/GEOL706 Graduate
GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
Research Credit: Doctor Of Philosophy. After completing all
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
coursework and an admission to candidacy application, the
Mitigation
Dissertation is completed under GEGN/GEOL703 Graduate
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
Thesis–Doctor Of Philosophy. The content of the dissertation
is to be determined by the student’s advisory committee in
Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
consultation with the student. The dissertation must make a
following topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater
new contribution to the geological engineering profession.
engineering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and
The format of the dissertation will follow the guidelines de­
foundations, rock mechanics, underground construction,
scribed under the Thesis Writer’s Guide. A minimum of 24
seismic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information
research credits must be taken. A minor area of study, includ­
systems, construction management, finite element modeling,
ing 12 credit hours of course work, must be included in the
waste management, environmental engineering, environmen­
program.
tal law, 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 inter­
Water also requires the following courses:
ests and approved by the doctoral program committee. (Typi­
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
cally, the additional courses are selected from the following
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater engineering,
GEGN572 Ground-Water Engineering (3)
groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and foundations, rock
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling Of Groundwater (3)
mechanics, underground construction, seismic hazards, geo­
morphology, geographic information systems, construction
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management, finite element modeling, waste management,
Geochemistry Program Requirements:
environmental engineering, environmental law, engineering
The geochemistry program comprises a core group of
management, and computer programming.) The minor area
courses and four optional tracks: Mineralogy-Petrology,
of study typically is in geotechnical engineering, rock
Aqueous-Environmental, Ore Deposits-Exploration, and
mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental engi­
Organic-Petroleum. Satisfactory performance in all core
neering, groundwater engineering or geology.
courses is required of all geochemistry students. Required
In addition to the common course requirements listed pre­
core courses are:
viously, a PhD specializing in Ground Water also requires:
CHGC503 Introduction to Geochemistry,
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater Engineering
CHGC504 Methods in Geochemistry and
GEGN669 (3) Advanced Topics In Engineering
CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Hydrogeology
See the Geochemistry program section in this bulletin for
GEGN681 (3) Vadose Zone Hydrology
further details.
GEGN683 (3) Advanced Ground Water Modeling
Qualifying Examination
and additional course work tailored to the student’s specific
Ph.D. students must pass a qualifying examination by the
interests, which are likely to include chemistry, engineering,
end of the second year of their programs. This timing may be
environmental science, geophysics, math (particularly Partial
adjusted for part-time students. This examination will be ad­
Differential Equations), microbiology, organic chemistry,
ministered by the student’s Doctoral committee and will con­
contaminant transport, soil physics, optimization, shallow
sist of an oral and a written examination, administered in a
resistivity or seismic methods. The student’s advisory com­
format to be determined by the Doctoral Committee. Two
mittee has the authority to approve elective courses and any
negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute failure
substitutions for required courses.
of the examination.
If a student selects the ESGN elective courses from the
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re­
Masters courses, then ESGN is their likely minor.
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
specializing in Mining Geology also requires:
Only one re-examination may be given.
GEGN468. Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4) or
Prerequisites:
GEGN467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
Geology Programs:
The candidate for the degree of Master of Science (Geol­
GEGN518. Mineral Exploration (3) or
ogy) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) must have completed
GEGN528. Mining Geology (3)
the following or equivalent subjects, for which credit toward
GEGN505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
an advanced degree will not be granted.
GEOL515. Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
General Geology
Syngenetic Ores (3)
Structural Geology
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Field Geology (6 weeks)
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
Mineralogy
MNGN523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2) or
Petrology
MNGN523. Special Topics- Underground Mine
Historical Geology
Design (2)
Stratigraphy
Additional course work suited to the student’s specific
Chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
physical or organic)
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
Mathematics (2 semesters of calculus)
following topical areas: mineral deposits geology, mineral
An additional science course (other than geology) or
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
advanced mathematics
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology,
Physics (2 semesters)
environmental geology, geostatistics, geographic information
Professional Masters Degree Programs:
systems, environmental or exploration and mining law, engi­
Candidates for the Professional Masters Degree must pos­
neering economics/management, and computer sciences).
sess an appropriate geosciences undergraduate degree or its
The minor area of study may be in geotechnical engineering,
equivalent. Prerequisites are the same as those required for
rock mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental
the Master of Science (Geology) Degree.
engineering, groundwater engineering, mining engineering,
mineral economics/engineering economics or geology.
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Geological Engineering Programs:
Description of Courses
The candidate for the degree of Master of Engineering
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presen­
(Geological Engineer), Master of Science (Geological Engi­
tation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
neering) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimento­
must have completed the following or equivalent subjects.
logical processes that contribute to ore formation. Descrip­
Graduate credit may be granted for courses at or above the
tion of classic deposits representing individual deposit types.
400 level, if approved by the student’s advisory committee.
Review of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
Mathematics:
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
Four semesters including: Calculus (2 semesters) and one
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
semester of any two of: calculus III, differential equations,
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
probability and statistics, numerical analysis, linear algebra,
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II)
operations research, optimization
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target
Basic Science:
selection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
Chemistry (2 semesters)
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi­
Mineralogy and Petrology
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab­
Physics (2 semesters)
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
Stratigraphy or Sedimentation
from inception and planning through implementation to dis­
Physical Geology
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
Computer Programming or GIS
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or concurrent
enrollment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Engineering Science:
Structural Geology and one semester in four of the fol­
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
lowing subjects:
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
Physcial Chemistry or Thermodynamics
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
Statics
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
Mechanics of Materials
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEGN306, GEGN401, or
Fluid Mechanics
consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Dynamics
Soil Mechanics
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chem­
Rock Mechanics
ical characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
Engineering Design:
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and
Field Geology
mining. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210, GEOL308,
As part of the graduate program each student must take
DCGN209 or concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture;
one semester in two of the following subjects if such courses
2 semester hours.
were not taken for a previous degree:
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Mineral Deposits/Economic Geology
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
Hydrogeology
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic under­
Engineering Geology
standing of origin and evolution of the atmosphere, Earth’s
and also as part of the graduate program one semester in
heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and modern cli­
three of the following subjects if such courses were not taken
matic zones. Long- and short-term climate change including
for a previous degree:
paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and global
warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes and
Foundation Engineering
effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid rain,
Engineering Hydrology
severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and avalanches
Geomorphology
are also discussed. Microclimates and weather patterns com­
Airphoto Interpretation, Photogeology, or Remote Sensing
mon in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM fresh­
Petroleum Geology
man technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Introduction to Mining
hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
Introductory Geophysics
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
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures
program committee
from pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended
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background: basic college courses in chemistry, geology,
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
Offered alternate years; Spring 2002.
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo­
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu­
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula­
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
lab; 4 semester hours.
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration of petro­
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH­
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of well log
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construc­
analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production mapping,
tion, mining, and environmental projects such as dams,
hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
waterways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine de­
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN486 or
sign, and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design projects
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
including field, laboratory, and computer analyses are an im­
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
portant part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and con­
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary de­
current enrollment in EGGN461/EGGN463 or consent of
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Stu­
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II)
dents work in integrated teams consisting of students from
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
a detailed engineering field study, are assigned. Several
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
detailed written and oral presentations are made throughout
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
the semester. Project economics including risk analysis are
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi­
an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors:
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GPGN302 and 303. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414,
3 semester hours.
PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308;
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES­
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316.
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites, in­
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR­
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
field testing methods, instrumentations, trench logging,
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
and engineering soils map construction. Projects will include
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer­
technical writing for investigations (reports, memos, pro­
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
posals, workplans). Class will culminate in practice conduct­
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de­
ing simulated investigations (using a computer simulator).
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom­
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(II) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground­
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami­
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
flow problems, ananlytical and digital models, and hydrogeo­
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR­
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu­
MATION SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to Geographic
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351, or
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in­
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground­
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use personal
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computer systems for GIS projects, as well as video presenta­
Graduate Courses
tions. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
The following courses are not all offered each academic
3 semester hours.
year. Any of those offered for which fewer than five students
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
have registered may be omitted in any semester. All 500-level
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual
courses are open to qualified seniors with permission of the
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial desk­
department and Dean of Graduate School. The 600-level
top mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
courses are open only to students enrolled in the Graduate
mapping functions; familiarity with the software compo­
School.
nents, including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
GEOL501. APPLIED STRATIGRAPHY (I) Review of basic
handling different kinds of information; organization and
concepts in siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology and
storage of project documents. Use of raster and vector data in
stratigraphy. Introduction to advanced concepts and their ap­
an integrated environment; basic raster concepts; introduction
plication to exploration and development of fossil fuels and
to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance analy­
stratiform mineral deposits. Modern facies models and
sis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop mapping
sequence-stratigraphic concepts applied to solving strati­
or GIS technology assumed. Some computer experience in
graphic problems in field and subsurface settings. Prerequi­
operating within a Windows environment recommended.
sites: GEOL314 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO­
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
valley fill depositional environments. This is a multidiscipli­
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con­
nary course that shows students how to characterize and
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
model subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data,
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
methods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petro­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
leum engineering. Activities and topics include field trips to
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND­
surface outcrops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms,
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
reservoir modeling of field performance, written exercises
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc­
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
tor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to
fall semester, odd years.
inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO­
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with com­
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work in
puters, mathematics through differential and integral calcu­
multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
lus, and GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO­
The course addresses emerging technologies and timely
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
topics with a general focus on carbonate reservoirs. Activities
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written exercises
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
and oral team presentation. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc­
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered
fall semester, even years.
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
GEOL505. APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (II)
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
Structural geology with emphasis on solving problems in
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre­
field and lab exercises using systematic analysis by geo­
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Vari­
metric and mapping techniques. Interpretation of the struc­
able credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
tural aspects of ore control, fossil fuels, and environmental
geology. Relationships between mechanical properties and
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
structural behavior of geological materials. Prerequisite:
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
GEGN316 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab;
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
3 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEOL506. PHYSICS OF ROCK DEFORMATION (II)
A material-oriented, mechanistic approach to understanding
brittle and ductile rock deformation. Starts with fundamental
understanding of stress and strain. Physical processes of rock
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fracture, friction, and flow will be studied as they relate to
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS ­
earthquakes, crustal fluid movement, creep, and folding.
MAGMATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space
Emphasis on relating initial and derived microstructure,
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local
such as grain size, micro-cracks, and intracrystalline disloca­
geological evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the
tion, to stresses, temperatures, and fluids in the Earth. Rock
formation of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and
anisotropy, heterogeneity, and scale effects discussed. Pre­
stratigraphic frameworks, and to the development of favor­
requisite: GEGN309 or equivalent.3 hours lecture; 3 semester
able ore-forming environments. Emphasis will be placed on
hours Offered alternate years, Spring 2002.
processes responsible for ore genesis in magmatic systems,
GEOL507. IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
such as layered complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and
(I) An overview of igneous and metamorphic petrology.
on the submarine hydrothermal processes responsible for
Presentation of rock associations and examination of the
syndepositional deposits in volcanic and sedimentary terrains,
constraints on models for their origin. Emphasis will be on
including massive base and precious metal sulfide ores. Ore
processes. Field trips required. Prerequisite: GEGN307,
deposits in certain sedimentary rocks, including copper,
DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
paleoplacer gold-uranium, marine evaporite, barite, and
lab; 3 semester hours.
phosphate ores are considered in context of their generative
environments and processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
GEGN509/CHGC509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
lab; 3 semester hours.
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop­
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and graph­
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS ­
ical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
EPIGENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
space aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria
local geological evolution of the earth. Processes leading to
between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
the generation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
solutions within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and
the development of favorable ore-forming environments.
unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Pre­
Emphasis will be placed on processes responsible for ore
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
copper-molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious
metal deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic
GEOL510. IMPACT GEOLOGY (II) A seminar-based
and sedimentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and
course of inquiry into the nature, process, and geological
epigenetic sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-related
significance of extra-terrestrial impacts on the Earth. Course
uranium deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or
topics include the nature of impactors, impact processes,
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester
morphology of impact structures, shock metamorphism, case
hours.
studies of impacts, and the role of impacts in Earth evolution,
biologic extinctions, and economic deposits. Optional field
GEGN517. FIELD METHODS FOR ECONOMIC GEOL­
trips to Meteor Crater and other impact sites over Spring
OGY (II) Methods of field investigation for economic geol­
Break. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours lab, 3 credit hours.
ogy including underground mapping at the CSM test mine in
Idaho Springs, logging of drill core, logging of drill chips,
GEOL511. HISTORY OF GEOLOGIC CONCEPTS (II)
and surface mapping. Technical reports will be written for
Lectures and seminars concerning the history and philosophy
each of the projects. 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of the science of geology; emphasis on the historical devel­
opment of basic geologic concepts. 3 hours lecture and semi­
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral indus­
nar; 3 semester hours. Required of all doctoral candidates in
try overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
department. Offered alternate years. Spring 2001.
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop­
GEOL512. 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 of
2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
structural representation, defects, mineral stability and phase
Offered alternate years: Fall 2002.
transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms, and
advanced methods of mineral identification and characteriza­
GEGN527/CHGC527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
tion. Applications of principles using petrological and envi­
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of or­
ronmental examples. Prerequisites: GEOL212, DCGN 209 or
ganic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Fall 2001.
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
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deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert the
GEOL543. MODERN SEDIMENTS FIELD PROGRAM (S)
organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal,
Detailed field study of modern transitional and shallow marine
and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal ana­
environments of sedimentary deposition. Both detrital and
lytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
carbonate environments are included. Emphasis on energy
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
and mineral resources. Conducted at field locations such
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises will
as southeastern United States and the Bahamas. Fees are
emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock and
assessed for field and living expenses and transportation.
oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
Prerequisite: Background in sedimentary geology and consent
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 2003.
GEOL545. INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING (I)
GEGN528/MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of
Theory and application of remote sensing techniques using
geology and the geologist in the development and production
visible, infrared, and microwave electromagnetic energy.
stages of a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining oper­
Spectral information from cameras and scanning instruments,
ation sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve
including infrared photography, radar imagery, Landsat
estimation, economic evaluation, permitting, support func­
imagery, and imaging spectroscopy. Survey of applications
tions. Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation exercises,
to geology and global change. Lab interpretation of remote
and term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or
sensing imagery and introduction to digital image processing.
permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2003.
GEOL546. GEOLOGIC APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
SENSING (II) Application of remote sensing to regional
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
geologic studies and to mineral and energy resource assess­
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
ments. Study of remote sensing techniques, including spectral
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
analysis, lineament analysis, and digital image processing.
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
Reviews of case studies and current literature. Student par­
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
ticipation in discussion required. Prerequisite: GEOL545
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan­
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
3 semester hours.
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
GEGN570. CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL ENGI­
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 or GEGN306 or
NEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Case histories in
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
geological and geotechnical engineering, ground water, and
lab; 1 semester hour.
waste management problems. Students are assigned problems
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
and must recommend solutions and/or prepare defendable
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and geo­
work plans. Discussions center on the role of the geological
logical engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
engineer in working with government regulators, private-
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity,
sector clients, other consultants, and other special interest
univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geo­
groups. Prerequisite: GEGN442, GEGN467, GEGN468,
graphic informations systems (GIS). Practical experience
GEGN469, GEGN470 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
with geological applications via supplied software and data
lecture; 3 semester hours.
sets from case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics
GEGN571. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (I)
course (MACS323 or MACS530 equivalent); and previous or
Emphasis will be on engineering geology mapping methods,
concurrent enrollment in MACS532 or permission of instruc­
and geologic hazards assessment applied to site selection
tor. 2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester 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, in­
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
cluding: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de­
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging, foun­
sign 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, proposals,
workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting
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GEOL580/GPGN580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
GEGN574. GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS OF WASTE
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petroleum
DISPOSAL (II) Analysis and review of the legal and techni­
and geothermal energy production, building water reservoirs
cal problems surrounding the shallow land burial of waste
and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This course will
materials, with special emphasis on hazardous solid waste.
help students understand the characteristics and physical causes
Methods of investigation of new and abandoned or inactive
of man-made earthquakes and seismicity induced in various
waste sites. Measurement of contaminant movement in the
situations. Students will read published reports and objectively
ground, design of contaminant and monitoring systems, case
analyze the seismological and ancillary data therein to decide
histories of field performance, and current research findings.
if the causative agent was man or natural processes. Prerequi­
Prerequisite: GEGN468 and EGGN461/EGGN463. 3 hours
sites: Undergraduate geology and physics. 3 hours lecture;
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 1996.
3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR­
GEGN581. ADVANCED GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
the theory, measurement, and estimation of ground water
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics include:
parameters, fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods
principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
of well hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods. Prerequi­
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial model­
site: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ing, data quality and error propogation, methods of GIS eval­
3 semester hours.
uation and selection. Laboratories will use Macintosh and
GEGN583. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND­
DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS projects, as
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS laboratories,
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
and field studies will be required. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
applications of finite-difference and finite-element numerical
lab; 3 semester hours.
methods and analytical solutions to ground water flow and
GEGN576. FUNDAMENTALS OF VECTOR GEOGRAPHIC
mass transport problems. Prerequisite: A knowledge of
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Fundamentals of rela­
FORTRAN programming, mathematics through differential
tional vector GIS; topological relationships; spatial coordi­
and integral calculus, and GEGN467 or consent of instructor.
nate systems; data capture and conversion; displaying and
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
correcting errors; mapping precision; spatial data attribute
GEGN585. HYDROCHEMICAL EVOLUTION AND
accuracy; and database models. Case studies. Prerequisite:
MODELING OF GROUND-WATER SYSTEMS (I)
GEGN475 or GEGN575. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Application of hydrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
Offered on demand.
concepts to the natural evolution of groundwater systems.
GEGN577. VECTOR GIS ANALYSIS FUNCTIONS (I, II)
Principles of groundwater evolution in the vadose zone, in
Classification of relational vector GIS analysis functions;
evaporative environments, wetlands, unconfined and con­
topological relationships; constructing a database; associating
fined groundwater systems, and areas of interaquifer mixing.
attributes with spatial data; relating and joining attribute tables;
Introduction of use of geochemical modeling techniques to
selecting and manipulating data records; edgematching and
constrain problems of mass transfer and mass balance in
merging maps; displaying data; query and analysis functions;
groundwater systems. Course is designed to provide students
topological overlay operations; distance functions. Case
with overview of hydrochemistry prior to taking advanced
studies of spatial analysis projects. Prerequisite: GEGN475
numerical modeling courses in hydrology and geochemistry.
or GEGN575, and GEGN576. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
Prerequisites: DCGN209 and GEGN467 or equivalent or
hours. Offered on demand.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN578. GIS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) Project imple­
GEGN/GEOL598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO­
mentation of GIS analyses. Projects may be undertaken by
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
individual students, or small student teams. Documentation
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
of all project design stages, including user needs assessment,
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
implementation procedures, hardware and software selection,
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
data sources and acquisition, and project success assessment.
GEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Various GIS software may be used; projects may involve
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
2-dimensional GIS, 3-dimensional subsurface models, or
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
multi-dimensional time-series analyses. Prerequisite: Con­
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre­
sent of instructor. Variable credit, 1-3 semester hours, de­
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Vari­
pending on project. Offered on demand.
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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GEOL599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
detailed characterizations, which then are used to solve prac­
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
tical oil and gas field problems. Prerequisites: GEGN438,
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
GEOL501, GEOL505/605 or equivalents. 3 hours lecture;
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
GEOL605. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL AND TECTONIC
GEOL614. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY OF DEEP-WATER
PRINCIPLES (I) Seminar discussions on geotectonic prin­
CLASTIC DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS (I) Course com­
ciples, mountain patterns and cycles, type regional and areal
bines local and regional deep-water sedimentology, sequence
studies in tectonic style. Comparative tectonics. Includes
stratigraphy, reservoir geology, interpretation of outcrops,
field work in nearby areas on specific tectonic problems, re­
reflection seismic records, cores and well logs. Focus is on
view of recent literature, and tectonic analysis in mineral and
depositional processes, facies and their interpretation within
fuel exploration. Prerequisite: GEOL309. 2 hours lecture and
deep-water depositional systems, turbidite models and their
seminar, 3 hours field; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
evolution, control of reservoir characteristics and perform­
years, Fall 2003.
ance, turbidites within a sequence stratigraphic framework,
GEOL606. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
and the global occurrence of turbidite reservoirs. Laboratory
(REGIONAL) (II) Seminar discussion of the world’s main
exercises on seismic, well log, and core interpretation. Seven
tectonic provinces using modern methods of tectonic analysis;
day field trip to study classic turbidites in Arkansas and to
includes discussion of typical structures for each province
develop individual field mapping and interpretation projects.
and thorough review of recent literature. Assigned reports
Prerequisites: GEGN438, GEOL501 or equivalents. 3 hours
on analysis of regional structural patterns and their possible
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered alternate
reproduction experimentally. Prerequisite: GEOL605.
years. Fall 2003.
3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
alternate years, Spring 2002.
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem­
GEOL607. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I, II) Recent geologic
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
ideas and literature reviewed. Preparation and oral presenta­
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
tion of short papers. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour. Required
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mechanisms
of all geology candidates for advanced degrees during their
of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of wall-
enrollment on campus.
rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution chemistry
and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids. Prerequi­
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
site: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemi­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal, physical, biological and geological processes and their
relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation (including
GEOL616. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS (II)
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/
Reviews of current literature and research regarding selected
accumulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic
topics in mineral deposits. Group discussion and individual
conditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and pre­
participation expected. May be repeated for credit if different
dictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain
topics are involved. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
areas. 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 PHASE
Prerequisite: GEGN438 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to natural
lecture; 3 semester hours.
geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor mineral solu­
GEOL611. ADVANCED STRATIGRAPHY (II) Seminar on
tion, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria with special
history and development of stratigraphic concepts and termi­
emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems. Experimen­
nology; sedimentary processes and related facies for detrital,
tal and theoretical derivation, use, and application of phase
carbonate, and evaporite sequences; tectonics and sedimenta­
diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An emphasis will
tion; stratigraphic styles in plate tectonic models. Field trips
be placed on problem solving rather than basic theory. Pre­
and report required. Prerequisite: GEOL314 or equivalent or
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
GEOL501. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years;
Fall 2003.
GEOL613. GEOLOGIC RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZA­
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 geolog­
core analyses and well tests. Emphasis is placed on practical
ical environments and genetic processes are considered. The
analysis of such data sets from a variety of clastic petroleum
possible significance of these changes to tectonic processes,
reservoirs worldwide. These data sets are integrated into
and to crustal evolution of the earth are evaluated. In this
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context ore deposits are of interest not only for their com­
graduate degree in geology and GEGN316 or equivalent.
mercial value, but scientifically, as additional guides to the
During summer field session; 1 to 3 semester hours.
earth’s evolutionary development through 4 billion years of
GEOL643. GRADUATE FIELD SEMINARS (I, II, S)
earth history. Prerequisite: GEGN401, GEOL515, GEOL516
Special advanced field programs emphasizing detailed study
or equivalents or consent of instructor. 3 hours lectures
of some aspects of geology. Normally conducted away from
and/or seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
the Golden campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to Ph.D. or ad­
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
vanced M.S. candidates. Usually taken after at least one year
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
of graduate residence. Background requirements vary accord­
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
ing to nature of field study. Consent of instructor and depart­
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
ment head is required. Fees are assessed for field and living
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory
expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be
exercises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student. Pre­
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
requisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour semi­
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ­
nar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEOCHEM-
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis, three-
ISTRY(II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic approaches
dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedimentary
to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate sediments
structures, and facies associations. Laboratory stresses identi­
and rocks. Topics covered include major near-surface dia­
fication of Recent carbonate sediments and thin section
genetic environments, subaerial exposure, dolomitization,
analysis of carbonate classification, textures, non-skeletal
burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria, and the car­
and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and porosity evolution.
bonate geochemistry of trace elements and stable isotopes.
Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306 or GEGN307 or
Laboratory stresses thin section recognition of diagenetic
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab;
textures and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and geochemical/
3 semester hours.
isotopic approaches to diagenetic problems. Prerequisite:
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours
(I) Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
physical and chemical controls in the development of mineral
GEGN669. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
assemblages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from
HYDROGEOLOGY Review of current literature and re­
representative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on
search regarding selected topics in hydrogeology. Group dis­
the interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and
cussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and field
an interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite: Con­
trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: Con­
sent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours lab;
sent of instructor. 1 to 2 semester hours; may be repeated for
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2002.
credit with consent of instructor.
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
GEGN670. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOLOGICAL
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
ENGINEERING Review of current literature and research
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi­
regarding selected topics in engineering geology. Group dis­
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
cussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and field
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petrographic
trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: Con­
study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-mineralized,
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL221,
GEOL212, GEGN306 or GEGN307. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
GEGN671. LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2003.
& MITIGATION Geological investigation, analysis, and de­
sign of natural rock and soil slopes and mitigation of unstable
GEOL642. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Field program operated
slopes. Topics include landslide types and processes, trigger­
concurrently with GEGN316 field camp to familiarize the
ing mechanisms, mechanics of movements, landslide investi­
student with basic field technique, geologic principles, and
gation and characterization, monitoring and instrumentation,
regional geology of Rocky Mountains. Prerequisite: Under­
soil slope stability analysis, rock slope stability analysis, rock
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fall analysis, stabilization and risk reduction measures. Pre­
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS
requisites: GEGN468, EGGN 461, MNGN321, (or equiva­
SYSTEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practi­
lents) or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
cal experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and
hours.
reaction path models to problems in diverse fields of theoreti­
GEGN672. ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS (II) Geological
cal and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
analysis, design, and stabilization of natural soil and rock
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves­
slopes and rock foundations; computer modeling of slopes;
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes hands-
use of specialized methods in earth construction. Prerequi­
on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is provided
site: GEGN468, EGGN461/EGGN463 and MNGN321.
in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course progressively
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
builds user ability through a wide variety of applications in­
cluding problems in thermodynamic data quality evaluation,
GEGN675. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC
ore deposition, sediment diagenesis, groundwater evolution,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Review of current devel­
contaminant geochemistry, leachate generation, and enhanced
opments and research in specific advanced topics concerning
oil recovery treatments. Course ends with student presenta­
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and their
tions of a chemical modeling study applied to a problem of
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineer­
their choosing. Prerequisite: GEGN585 or consent of instruc­
ing. Topics will include 3-dimensional data systems, the
tor. 3 hours lecture/computer lab; 3 semester hours.
problems of 3-dimensional data structures, visualization and
rendering of complex geological objects, interactions with
GEGN685. APPLIED GROUND-WATER MODELING
analytical models, and the capabilities of new software and
PROBLEM SOLVING (I, II) Approach to and resolution of
hardware. Prerequisites: GEGN575 and consent of instructor.
technical ground-water modeling problems from industrial
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications. Conceptual analysis taught via Socratic Dialec­
tic. Students reproduce, analyze, and resolve each problem.
GEGN681. VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (II) Study of
Each class offers new problems and learning experiences,
the physics of unsaturated groundwater flow and contaminant
thus the course can be repeated for credit with consent of
transport. Fundamental processes and data collection meth­
instructor. By successful completion of this course, students
ods will be presented. The emphasis will be on analytic solu­
earn certification to advise on the International Ground
tions to the unsaturated flow equations and analysis of field
Water Modeling Center technical support line in a part-time
data. Application to non-miscible fluids, such as gasoline,
employment mode. Prerequisite: GEGN583 or consent of
will be made. The fate of leaks from underground tanks will
instructor. 2 hours recitation alternate weeks; 3 hours lab
be analyzed. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or equivalent; Math
every week; 2 semester hours.
through Differential Equations; or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL698. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO­
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
GEGN682. FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
ROCK (I) Explores the application of hydrologic and engi­
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
neering principles to flow and transport in fractured rock.
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
Emphasis is on analysis of field data and the differences be­
tween flow and transport in porous media and fractured rock.
GEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
Teams work together throughout the semester to solve prob­
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
lems using field data, collect and analyze field data, and do
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
independent research in flow and transport in fractured rock.
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre­
Prerequisites: GEGN581 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Variable
lecture; 3 credit hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2001.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEGN683. ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
GEOL699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
(II) Flow and solute transport modeling including: 1) advanced
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
analytical modeling methods; 2) finite elements, random-walk,
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
and method of characteristics numerical methods; 3) discus­
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
sion of alternative computer codes for modeling and presen­
GEGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT ­
tation of the essential features of a number of codes; 4) study
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field
of selection of appropriate computer codes for specific model­
and library work for the Master of Engineering report under
ing problems; 5) application of models to ground water prob­
supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
lems; and 6) study of completed modeling projects through
GEOL701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE,
literature review, reading and discussion. Prerequisite:
GEOLOGY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for
GEOL/CHGC509 or GEGN583, and GEGN585 or consent
the Master’s thesis under supervision of the student’s advi­
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
sory committee.
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GEGN702. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE,
Geochemical Exploration
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field,
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II)
and library work for the Master’s thesis under supervision of
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
the student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
the degree of Master of Science (Geological Engineering).
interpretation of data of soils, stream sediments, vegetation,
GEGN/GEOL703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF
and rock in connection with field problems. Term report
PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of
required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
student’s doctoral committee.
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/GEOL704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO­
MASTER OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary disper­
hours required for completion of the degree Master of Engi­
sion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation
neering - thesis. Engineering design must be carried out
of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical
advisor.
laboratory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite:
GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
GEGN/GEOL705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alter­
MASTER OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for
nate years; Spring 2002.
completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research
must be carried out under the direct supervision of the gradu­
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEMISTRY
ate student’s faculty advisor.
(II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and chemi­
cal) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral deposits.
GEGN/GEOL706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures, and in­
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required
terpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geochemistry
for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
framework for exploration program design. Prerequisite:
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of instructor. A course
student’s faculty advisor.
in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours lecture/seminar/
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
GXGN637. ADVANCED STUDIES IN EXPLORATION
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Individual special investigations of
a laboratory or field problem in exploration geochemistry
under the direction of a member of staff. Work on the same
or a different topic may be continued through later semesters
and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: GXGN571 and
consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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Geophysics
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
Earth’s growing population, evaluating sites for underground
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
construction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Professor
non-invasively the aging infrastructures (natural gas pipelines,
KENNETH L. LARNER, Charles Henry Green Professor of
water supplies, telecommunication conduits, transportation
Exploration Geophysics
networks) of developed nations, mitigating the threat of geo­
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
populated areas, contributing to homeland security (including
Borehole Geophysics
detection and removal of unexploded ordnance and land
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, Professor and Associate Vice President for
mines), evaluating changes in climate and managing human-
Research
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
kind’s response to them, and exploring other planets.
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysi­
Exploration Science
cists to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engi­
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
neering firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large con­
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
struction projects and waste-management operations. Environ­
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
mental organizations use geophysics to conduct groundwater
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
KASPER VAN WIJK, Research Assistant Professor
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and govern­
HENGREN XIA, Research Assistant Professor
ment agencies (such as the United States Geological Survey,
ROBERT L. KRANZ, Adjunct Associate Professor
NASA, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Administration) try to understand such Earth processes as
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal, and
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade,
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employ­
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
ment in their chosen field, with about 20% choosing to pur­
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
FRANK A. HADSELL, Professor Emeritus
sue graduate studies.
GEORGE V. KELLER, Professor Emeritus
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
Degrees Offered
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
around the world for its programs in applied geophysical
Geosciences
research and education. With 20 active faculty members and
small class sizes, students receive individualized attention in a
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
close-knit environment. Given the interdisciplinary nature of
Master of Science (Geophysics)
geophysics, the graduate curriculum requires students to be­
Master of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
come thoroughly familiar with geological, mathematical, and
physical theory, in addition to exploring the theoretical and
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics)
practical aspects of the various geophysical methodologies.
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysical Engineering)
Research Emphasis
Program Description
The Department conducts research in a wide variety of
Geophysicists study and explore the Earth’s interior
areas mostly related, but not restricted, to applied geophysics.
through physical measurements collected at the earth’s sur­
Candidates interested in the research activities of a specific
face, in boreholes, from aircraft, and from satellites. Using a
faculty member are encouraged to obtain a copy of the De-
combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
partment’s view book and to contact that faculty member di­
hydrology, and computer science, a geophysicist analyzes
rectly. To give prospective candidates an idea of the types of
these measurements to infer properties and processes within
research activities available in geophysics at CSM, a list of
the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive imaging beneath
the recognized research groups operating within the Depart­
the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
ment of Geophysics is given below.
analogous to non-invasive imaging of the interior of the
The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) is a multi-discipli-
human body by medical specialists.
nary research group with a total of six faculty members —
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
four from the Department of Geophysics, and two from
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences.
home to all its inhabitants. Therefore, geophysics and geo­
With research sponsored by some 30 companies world­
physical engineering have important roles to play in the solu­
wide in the petroleum-exploration industry, plus U.S.
tion of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
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government agencies, CWP emphasizes the development
Developing fast forward-modeling techniques for calculat­
of theoretical and computational methods for imaging of
ing the gravity, gravity gradient, and magnetic fields from
the Earth’s subsurface, primarily through use of the reflec­
a given distribution of density or magnetization is an inte­
tion seismic method. Researchers have been involved in
gral part of the research.
forward and inverse problems of wave propagation as well
The Center for Petrophysics (CENPET) is an interdisciplinary
as data processing for data obtained where the subsurface
facility that performs research and education in all aspects
is complex, specifically where it is both heterogeneous
of petrophysics ranging from acoustic measurements on
and anisotropic. Further information about CWP can be
core material for the calibration of seismic surveys to the
obtained at http://www.cwp.mines.edu.
design of new borehole instruments to measure climato­
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) integrates
logical parameters in the ice of the Antarctic. CENPET is
the acquisition and interpretation of multicomponent,
dedicated to understanding the properties of the materials
three-dimensional seismic reflection and downhole data,
in the earth and how geophysical observations can be used
with the geology and petroleum engineering of existing
to predict these properties. Several departments (Geology,
oil fields, in an attempt to understand the complex
Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Mathematics, and
properties of petroleum reservoirs. Like CWP, RCP is
Geophysics) cooperate in the center. For more information
a multidisciplinary group with faculty members from
consult http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/petrophysics
Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, and Geology.
Program Requirements
More information about RCP can be obtained at
The Department offers both traditional, research-oriented
http://www.mines.edu/academic/geophysics/rcp.
graduate programs and a non-thesis professional education
The Physical Acoustics Laboratory (PAL). Members of the
program designed to meet specific career objectives. The pro­
Physical Acoustics Laboratory engage in research and
gram of study is selected by the student, in consultation with
teaching in state-of-the-art laser and microwave-based
an advisor, and with thesis committee approval, according to
measurements of wave propagation in heterogeneous and
the student’s career needs and interests. Specific degrees, have
fractured media, the origins of anelasticity, vibrational and
specific requirements as detailed below. The Department
optical properties of soft condensed matter, the surface
maintains the Department of Geophysics, Graduate Student
physics of poroelastic media, as well as the development
Handbook. This resource includes discussion of all of the
of novel sensors for non-contacting measurements. Exam­
current degree requirements, a description of Departmental
ples of the kinds of materials we work with include rocks,
resources and activities, and descriptions of Departmental
colloids, engineered composites, and glass-forming hydro­
procedures governing graduate student progress through
carbons. In addition to fundamental scientific studies the
degree programs. The handbook can be viewed on the
lab draws applications from seismology, rock physics,
department’s web site at www.geophysics.mines.edu/sggs/
remote sensing and humanitarian de-mining. For more
sggs_resources.htm. Like the CSM Graduate Student Bul­
information, see http://acoustics.mines.edu/.
letin, the Department of Geophysics, Graduate Student
The Rock Physics Laboratory conducts research on the
Handbook is updated annually.
physical properties of rocks having varying porosity,
Program Goals
permeability and fluid content. These properties are
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply
measured at various temperatures and pressures to
quantitative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as the
simulate reservoir conditions.
Earth. Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special com­
The Near Surface Seismic (NSS) Group is involved in re­
bination of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline. The
search activity related to using surface and borehole,
Department of Geophysics strives to graduate students who:
multi-component observations in an attempt to quantify
1. Think for themselves and demonstrate the willingness
the upper 100 meters of the subsurface.
to question conventional formulations of problems, and
The Environmental Geophysics Group investigates the uses
are capable of solving these problems independently.
of complex resistivity and ground-penetrating radar for the
2. Are creative and demonstrate the ability to conceive
characterization of contaminated soils.
and validate new hypotheses, new problem descrip­
The Gravity and Magnetic Research Consortium carries out
tions, and new methods for analyzing data.
industry sponsored research in modeling, processing, and
3. Are good experimentalists and have demonstrated the
inversion of gravity and magnetic data. The emphasis is to
ability to design and carry out a geophysical field
develop efficient methods for imaging subsurface struc­
survey or laboratory experiment and ensure that the
tures by inverting surface, airborne, and borehole observa­
recorded data are of the highest-possible quality.
tions to infer the below-ground distributions of density or
4. Can program a computer in a high-level language to
magnetization, together with their structural boundaries.
acquire, process, model and display scientific data.
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5. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demon­
GEOL515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
strated that they understand that geophysical data are
Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs. Fall) or
always incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the un­
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
certainty and recognize when it is not acceptable to
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs. Spring) or
make decisions based on these data.
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Spring even years)
6. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
GEGX571 Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and
GPGN530 Applied Geophysics (3 hrs. Spring)
are able to make good judgments about the level of risk
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
that is commensurate with their knowledge, experience,
Methods (3 hrs. Spring) or
and chance of failure; realize that failure is unavoidable
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics (3 hrs. Fall) or
if you want to learn and grow.
EBGN512 Macroeconomics (3 hours Spring) or
7. Have demonstrated they are capable of completing the
MNGN585 Mining Economics (3 hrs. Spring even years)
scientific and engineering problem-solving process
◆ 15 additional credit hours must be selected from the fol­
from beginning to end.
lowing list. Selection of courses will be undertaken by the
8. Can communicate scientific concepts, problems and
student in consultation with their degree committee con­
solutions effectively in oral and written English.
sisting of three faculty from the respective programs that
9. Can present and defend their ideas effectively in public
have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
forums and debate.
Geochemistry:
In addition to the above, at the Doctor of Philosophy
GEGX633 Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
(Ph.D.) level, the Department of Geophysics strives to
(3 hrs. Spring)
graduate students who:
GEGX635 Surficial Exploration Geochemistry (3 hrs Spring)
10. Can teach college-level scientific and engineering
Geology and Geological Engineering:
concepts.
GEOL404 Ore Microscopy (3 hrs.)
GEOL498 Field Methods in Economic Geology (3 hrs)
11. Can conceive, plan and write proposals to fund research.
GEOL505 Applied Structural Geology (3 hrs. Spring)
12. Can publish in the peer-reviewed scientific and engi­
GEOL509 Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs. Fall)
neering literature.
GEGN518 Mineral Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
13. Can communicate scientific concepts in a discipline
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Fall)
outside geophysics.
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs. Fall)
GEOL545 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hrs. Spring)
14. Can communicate scientific concepts in a language
GEOL575 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
other than English.
(3 hrs. Fall)
15. Have a broad background in the fundamentals of science
Geophysics:
and engineering in the earth sciences.
GPGN507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs. Fall)
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
GPGN509 Physical and Chemical Properties and Processes
Geosciences
in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs. Fall)
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly ad­
GPGN510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration (3 hrs. Spring)
ministered by Geology and Geological Engineering, Geo­
GPGN511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
chemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to the
(4 hrs Spring, even years)
program by application to any of the sponsoring departments
GPGN520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
and acceptance through the normal procedures of that depart­
(4 hrs, Fall, odd years)
ment. This appendix lists course requirements and options.
GPGN521 Advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic
Requirements
Exploration (4 hrs Spring, even years)
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
GPGN540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs., Fall)
be at the 400-level. All other credits toward the degree must
Economics and Business:
be 500-level or above.
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
◆ A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart­
(3 hrs. Spring)
ments and consists of:
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
(3 hrs. Spring)
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs. Spring)
EBGN541 International Trade (3 hrs. Spring)
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation (3 hrs. Fall)
EBGN580 Exploration Economics (3 hrs. Fall)
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Environmental Science and Engineering:
Master of Science Degrees: Geophysics and
ESGN 456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
Geophysical Engineering
(3 hrs. Fall)
Students may obtain a Master of Science Degree in either
ESGN 500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry
Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both degrees have
(4 hrs. Fall)
the same coursework and thesis requirements, as described
ESGN 502 Environmental Law (3 hrs. Fall)
below. Students are normally admitted into the Master of
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
Science in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would
MTGN429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs. Spring)
like to obtain the Master of Science in Geophysical Engi­
MTGN431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs. Spring)
neering, the course work and thesis topic must meet the fol­
MTGN432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs. Spring)
lowing requirements. Note that these requirements are in
addition to those associated with the Master of Science in
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings
Geophysics.
with the approval of representatives from the administering

departments or program. 6 credit hours may be independent
Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
study in the student’s home department or additional course
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
work from the list above.
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
considered as engineering is determined by the Geo­
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
physics faculty at large.
This is a multi-disciplinary, non-thesis masters degree for

students interested in working as geoscience professionals in
Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
the petroleum industry. The Departments of Geophysics, Petro­
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
leum Engineering, and Geology and Geological Engineering
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
share oversight for the Professional Masters in Petroleum
For either Master of Science degree, a minimum of 26
Reservoir Systems program through a committee consisting
course credits is required accompanied by a minimum of 12
of one faculty member from each department. Students gain
credits of graduate research. While individual courses consti­
admission to the program by application to any of the three
tuting the degree are determined by the student, and approved
sponsoring departments. Students are administered by that
by their advisor and thesis committee, courses applied to all
department into which they first matriculate. A minimum of
M.S. degrees must satisfy the following criteria:
36 hours of course credit is required to complete the Pro­
◆ All course, research, transfer, residence, and thesis
fessional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program.
requirements are as described in Registration and
Up to 9 credits may be earned by 400 level courses. All other
Tuition Classification and Graduate Degrees and Re­
credits toward the degree must be 500 level or above. At least
quirements sections of this document.
9 hours must consist of:
◆ All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
(1) 1 course selected from the following:
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill defi­
GPGN419/PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
ciencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
Evaluation
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
requirements of the degree.
(2) 2 courses selected from the following:
◆ The student’s advisor and committee may require ful­
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary
fillment of all or some program deficiencies as described
Petroleum Design
below. Credits used to fulfill program deficiencies are
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
not included in the minimum required credits needed
and Development
to obtain the M.S. Degree.
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
◆ Students must include the following courses in their
and Development
Master degree program
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1 credit)
from the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18
GPGN581 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the 3
GPGN705 – Graduate Research – Master of Science
participating departments, or other courses approved by the
(12 credits in addition to the required 26 course
committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study,
credits).
including an industry project.
As described in the Master of Science, Thesis and Thesis
Defense section of this bulletin, all M.S. candidates must
successfully defend their M.S. thesis in an open oral Thesis
Defense. The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by
the Department of Geophysics follow those outlined in the
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Graduate Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of
GPGN681 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
Geophysics requires students submit the final draft of their
GPGN706 – Graduate Research – Doctor of Philosophy
written thesis to their Thesis Committee no less than two
(minimum 24 credits)
weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
◆ In addition to taking SYGN600, students are also re­
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees:
quired to participate in a practical teaching experience.
Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
In the Doctoral program, students must demonstrate the
Students may obtain a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in
potential for successful completion of independent research
either Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both degrees
and enhance the breadth of their expertise by completing a
have the same coursework and thesis requirements, as de­
Doctoral Research Qualifying Examination no later than two
scribed below. Students are normally admitted into the Ph.D.
years from the date of enrollment in the program. An exten­
in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would like to
sion of one additional year may be petitioned by students
obtain the Ph.D. in Geophysical Engineering, the course
through their Thesis Committees.
work and thesis topic must meet the following requirements.
In the Department of Geophysics, the Doctoral Research
Note that these requirements are in addition to those associ­
Qualifying Examination consists of the preparation, presenta­
ated with the Ph.D. in Geophysics.
tion, and defense of one research project and a thesis pro­
◆ Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
posal. The research project and thesis proposal used in this
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
process must conform to the standards described in the De-
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
partment’s Graduate Student Handbook.
considered as engineering is determined by the Geo­
As described in the Doctor of Philosophy, Thesis Defense
physics faculty at large.
section of this bulletin, all Ph.D. candidates must success­
◆ Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
fully defend their Ph.D. thesis in an open oral Thesis De­
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
fense. The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by the
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
Department of Geophysics follow those outlined in the Grad­
For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), at least 72
uate Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of Geo­
credits beyond the Bachelors degree are required. No fewer
physics requires students submit the final draft of their
than 24 research credits are required. Up to 36 course credits
written thesis to their Thesis Committee no less than two
can be awarded by the candidate’s Ph.D. Thesis Committee
weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
for completion of a thesis-based Master’s Degree at another
Acceptable Thesis Formats
institution. While individual courses constituting the degree
In addition to traditional dissertations, the Department of
are determined by the student, and approved by the student’s
Geophysics also accepts dissertations that are compendia of
advisor and committee, courses applied to all Ph.D. degrees
papers published or submitted to peer-reviewed journals.
must satisfy the following criteria:
The following guidelines are applied by the Department in
◆ All course, research, minor degree programs, transfer,
determining the suitability of a thesis submitted as a series
residence, and thesis requirements are as described in
of written papers.
Registration and Tuition Classification and Graduate
◆ All papers included in the dissertation must have a
Degrees and Requirements sections of this document.
common theme, as approved by a student’s thesis
◆ All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
committee.
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill defi­
◆ Papers should be submitted for inclusion in a disserta­
ciencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
tion in a common format and typeset.
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
◆ In addition to the individual papers, students must
requirements of the degree.
prepare abstract, introduction, discussion, and conclu­
◆ The student’s advisor and committee may require ful­
sions sections of the thesis that tie together the indi­
fillment of all or some program deficiencies as described
vidual papers into a unified dissertation.
below. Credits used to fulfill program deficiencies are
◆ A student’s thesis committee might also require the
not included in the minimum required credits needed
preparation and inclusion of various appendices with
to obtain the Ph.D. Degree.
the dissertation in support of the papers prepared ex­
◆ Students must include the following courses in their
plicitly for publication.
Ph.D. program
Graduate Program Background Requirements
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1 credit)
All graduate programs in Geophysics require that appli­
SYGN600 – Fundamentals of College Teaching (2
cants have a background that includes the equivalent of ade­
credits)
quate undergraduate preparation in the following areas:
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◆ Mathematics – Linear Algebra or Linear Systems, Dif­
GPGN422. METHODS OF ELECTRICAL PROSPECTING
ferential Equations, Computer Programming
(I) In-depth study of the application of electrical and electro­
◆ Physics – Classical Physics
magnetic methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil
and gas exploration, and groundwater. Laboratory work with
◆ Geology – Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
scale and mathematical models coupled with field work over
◆ Geophysics – Geophysical Field Methods and courses
areas of known geology. Prerequisite: GPGN308 or consent
that include theory and application in three of the
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
following areas: gravity/magnetics, seismic, electical/
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
electromagnetics, borehole geophysics, and physics of
core analyses and the principles of all common borehole in­
the earth
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
◆ In addition, candidates in the Doctoral program are
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
expected to have no less than one year of college level
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
or two years of high school courses in a single foreign
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
language.
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
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
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419
Description of Courses
presented 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. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
mathematical background and practical consequences of the
Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/
sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and
PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
Fourier transforms, windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II)
on applying the knowledge gained in lecture to exploring
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec­
practical signal processing issues. This is done through
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles to
homework and in-class practicum assignments requiring the
geophysics through advanced work, individual in character,
programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315, GPGN249, and
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be
GPGN306, or consent of instructor. Knowledge of a com­
arranged between student and individual faculty member
puter programming language is assumed. 2 hours lecture,
who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head ap­
2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
proval. Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, and
GPGN414. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
completion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method
(II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea
courses in the general topic area of the project design. Credit
surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of observed
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Course can be retaken once.
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential field effects
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter­
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO­
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
LEUM DESIGN (II). This is a multidisciplinary design
lab; 4 semester hours.
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
GPGN419/PEGN419.WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
FORMATION EVLUATION (I) The basics of core analyses
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation
gas exploration and field development, including the devel­
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
opment of a prospect in an exploration play a detailed engi­
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
neering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written and
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade,
oral presentations are made throughout the semester. Project
ash-content, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The
economics, including risk analysis, are an integral part of the
impact of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydro­
course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303;
carbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations is demon­
GE majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438;
strated. Prerequisite: MACS315, GPGN249, GPGN302,
PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423,
GPGN303, and GPGN308. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab;
PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
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GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori­
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart­
interfaces; energy relationships; attenuation factors, data
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi­
migration) interpretation techniques including curved ray
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob­
methods. Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of lab­
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
oratory model data; seismic processing using an interactive
department. “Independent Study” form must be completed
workstation. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and concurrent enroll­
and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature
ment in GPGN404, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Graduate Courses
GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geoscience appli­
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
cations of satellite remote sensing. Introductory lectures pro­
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
vide background on satellites, sensors, methodology, and
in the Graduate School.
diverse applications. One or more areas of application are
presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers from
GPGN503/GEGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLORA­
academia, industry, and government agencies present case
TION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone and
studies focusing on applications, which vary from semester
in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley
to semester. Students do independent term projects, under the
fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer, that are pre­
course that shows students how to characterize and model
sented both written and orally at the end of the term. Prerequi­
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth­
sites: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
engineering. Activities include field trips, computer model­
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
ing, written exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequi­
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program in­
site: GEOL501 or consent of instructors. 2 hours lecture,
cludes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic section
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur­
GPGN504/GEGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORA­
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
TION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work in multi­
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
disciplinary teams to study practical problems and case studies
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa­
in integrated subsurface exploration and development. Stu­
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser­
dents will learn and apply methods and concepts from geol­
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
ogy, geophysics and petroleum engineering to timely design
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL309, GEOL314,
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development.
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or consent of
Activities include field trips, computer modeling, written ex­
instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester hours, mini­
ercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: GPGN/
mum 4 hours.
GEGN/PEGN503 or consent of instructors. 3 hours lecture and
seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) Students will
explore the fundamental observations from which physical
GPGN507. NEAR-SURFACE FIELD METHODS (I)
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
Students design and implement data acquisition programs for
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
all forms of near-surface geophysical surveys. The result of
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
each survey is then modeled and discussed in the context of
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi­
field design methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but also
semester, even years.
on developing and testing quantitative models to describe
GPGN509. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
these disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN249,
AND PROCESSES IN ROCK, SOILS, AND FLUIDS (I)
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN306, GPGN308, PHGN200,
Physical and chemical properties and processes that are
and MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
measurable with geophysical instruments are studied, includ­
3 semester hours.
ing methods of measurement, interrelationships between
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
properties, coupled processes, and processes which modify
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
properties in pure phase minerals and fluids, and in mineral
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
mixtures (rocks and soils). Investigation of implications for
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
petroleum development, minerals extraction, groundwater ex-
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ploration, and environmental remediation. Prerequisite: Con­
ing, petroleum, environmental and engineering) in exploring
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
for new deposits, site design, etc. The methods studied in­
GPGN510. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
clude gravity, magnetic, electrical, seismic, radiometric and
(II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea
borehole techniques. Emphasis on techniques and their appli­
surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of observed
cations are tailored to student interests. The course, intended
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential field effects
for non-geophysics students, will emphasize the theoretical
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter­
basis for each technique, the instrumentation used and data
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, GPGN321, or consent of
collection, processing and interpretation procedures specific
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
to each technique so that non-specialists can more effectively
evaluate the results of geophysical investigations. Prerequi­
GPGN511. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
sites: PHGN100, PHGN200, MACS111. GEGN401 or con­
EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory projects of interest
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
to class members; topics for lecture and laboratory selected
from the following: new methods for acquiring, processing,
GPGN540. MINING GEOPHYSICS (I) Introduction to
and interpreting gravity and magnetic data, methods for the
gravity, magnetic, electric, radiometric and borehole tech­
solution of two- and three-dimensional potential field prob­
niques used by the mining industry in exploring for new
lems, Fourier transforms as applied to gravity and magnetics,
deposits. The course, intended for graduate geophysics stu­
the geologic implications of filtering gravity and magnetic
dents, will emphasize the theoretical basis for each technique,
data, equivalent distributions, harmonic functions, inversions.
the instrumentation used and data collection, processing and
Prerequisite: GPGN414 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
interpretation procedures specific to each technique. Pre­
ture, 3 hours lab and field; 4 semester hours. Offered spring
requisites: GPGN321, GPGN322, MACS111,MACS112,
semester, even years.
MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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 hydrocarbon
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
reservoirs. Advanced logging tools such as array induction,
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
dipole sonic, and imaging tools will be discussed. The second
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
half of the course will offer in parallel sessions: for geolo­
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Statics
gists and petroleum engineers on subjects such as pulsed
estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple sup­
neutron logging, nuclear magnetic resonance, production
pression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation,
logging, and formation testing; for geophysicists on vertical
imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and litho­
seismic profiling, cross well acoustics and electro-magnetic
logic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
surveys. Prerequisite: GPGN419/PEGN419 or consent of in­
seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent of de­
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
partment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
GPGN520. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
GPGN552. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (I)
EXPLORATION (I) Electromagnetic theory. Instrumentation.
Introduction to basic principles of elasticity including
Survey planning. Processing of data. Geologic interpreta­
Hooke’s law, equation of motion, representation theorems,
tions. Methods and limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite:
and reciprocity. Representation of seismic sources, seismic
GPGN308 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
moment tensor, radiation from point sources in homogeneous
lab; 4 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years
isotropic media. Boundary conditions, reflection/transmission
coefficients of plane waves, plane-wave propagation in strati­
GPGN521. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO­
fied media. Basics of wave propagation in attenuative media,
MAGNETIC EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory proj­
brief description of seismic modeling methods. Prerequisite:
ects of interest to class members; topics for lecture and
GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
laboratory selected from the following: new methods for
ter hours.
acquiring, processing and interpreting electrical and electro­
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
stationary phase, point-source radiation in layered isotropic
GPGN530. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS (II) Introduction to
media, surface and non-geometrical waves. Discussion of
geophysical techniques used in a variety of industries (min­
seismic modeling methods, fundamentals of wave propagation
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in anisotropic and attenuative media. Prerequisite: GPGN552
GPGN574. GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS (II) Descrip­
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion of world groundwater aquifers. Effects of water satura­
Offered spring semester, even years
tion on the physical properties of rocks. Use of geophysical
GPGN555. INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE SEIS­
methods in the exploration, development and production of
MOLOGY (I) Introductory course in observational, engineer­
groundwater. Field demonstrations of the application of the
ing, and theoretical earthquake seismology. Topics include:
geophysical methods in the solution of some groundwater
seismogram interpretation, elastic plane waves and surface
problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
waves, source kinematics and constraints from seismograms,
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
seismicity and earthquake location, magnitude and intensity
GPGN580/GEOL580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
estimates, seismic hazard analysis, and earthquake induced
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
ground motions. Students interpret digital data from globally
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petro­
distributed seismic stations. Prerequisite: GPGN452.3 hours
leum and geothermal energy production, building water
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
reservoirs and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This
GPGN558. SEISMIC DATA INTERPRETATION (II)
course will help students understand the characteristics and
Practical interpretation of seismic data used in exploration
physical causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity
for hydrocarbons. Integration with other sources of geologi­
induced in various situations. Students will read published
cal and geophysical information. Prerequisite: GPGN452,
reports and objectively analyze the seismological and ancil­
GEOL501 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours
lary data therein to decide if the causative agent was man or
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
natural processes. Prerequisite: basic undergraduate geology
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN561. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I (I) Introduc­
tion to basic principles underlying the processing of seismic
GPGN581. GRADUATE SEMINAR – MS (I, II) Presenta­
data for suppression of various types of noise. Includes the
tion describing results of MS thesis research. All theses must
rationale for and methods for implementing different forms
be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
of gain to data, and the use of various forms of stacking for
granted. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
noise suppression, such as diversity stacking of Vibroseis
GPGN583. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS I (I)
data, normal-moveout correction and common-midpoint
This course describes the physical and mathematical princi­
stacking, optimum-weight stacking, beam steering and the
ples of the gravimetric, magnetometric and electrical methods
stack array. Also discussed are continuous and discrete one-
of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the following
and two-dimensional data filtering, including Vibroseis corre­
questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and examples
lation, spectral whitening, moveout filtering, data interpola­
illustrating their application; 2) the physical properties of
tion, slant stacking, and the continuous and discrete Radon
rocks and the influence of the medium on the field; 3) the
transform for enhancing data resolution and suppression of
distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the relevant
multiples and other forms of coherent noise. Prerequisite:
systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of the for­
GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
ward problems; 6) approximate methods of field calculation
ter hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior of the
GPGN562. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING II (II) The stu­
fields as they are applied in the main geophysical methods;
dent will gain understanding of applications of deterministic
8) the relationship between the fields and the geometric and
and statistical deconvolution for wavelet shaping, wavelet
physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite: Consent of
compression, and multiple suppression. Both reflection-based
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and refraction-based statistics estimation and correction for
GPGN584. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS II
2-D and 3-D seismic data will be covered, with some atten­
(II) This course describes the physical and mathematical
tion to problems where subsurface structure is complex. Also
principles of the electromagnetic, seismic and nuclear meth­
for areas of complex subsurface structure, students will be
ods of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the follow­
introduced to analytic and interactive methods of velocity
ing questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and examples
estimation. Where the near-surface is complex, poststack and
illustrating their application; 2) the physical properties of
prestack imaging methods, such as layer replacement are
rocks and the influence of the medium on the field; 3) the
introduced to derive dynamic corrections to reflection data.
distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the relevant
Also discussed are special problems related to the processing
systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of the for­
of multi-component seismic data for enhancement of shear-
ward problems; 6) approximate methods of field calculation
wave information, and those related to processing of vertical
and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior of the
seismic profile data for separation of upgoing and down-
fields as they are applied in the main geophysical methods;
going P- and S- wave arrivals. Prerequisite: GPGN452 and
8) the relationship between the fields and the geometric and
GPGN561 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite: GPGN583.
ter hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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GPGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
with numerous computer programs and exercises. Prerequi­
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
Offered spring semester, even years.
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
GPGN660. MATHEMATICS OF SEISMIC IMAGING AND
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 598
MIGRATION (II) During the past 40 years geophysicists
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
have developed many techniques (known collectively as
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart­
“migration”) for imaging geologic structures deep within the
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
Earth’s subsurface. Beyond merely imaging strata, migration
GPGN599. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS MS (I, II)
can provide information about important physical properties
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
of rocks, necessary for the subsequent drilling and develop­
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
ment of oil- and gas-bearing formations within the Earth. In
department and “Independent Study” form must be com­
this course the student will be introduced to the mathematical
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
theory underlying seismic migration, in the context of “inverse
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
scattering imaging theory.” The course is heavily oriented
GPGN605. INVERSION THEORY (II) Introductory course
toward problem solving. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in inverting geophysical observations for inferring earth
Offered spring semester, odd years.
structure and processes. Techniques discussed include: Monte-
GPGN681. GRADUATE SEMINAR – PHD (I, II) Presenta­
Carlo procedures, Marquardt-Levenburg optimization, and
tion describing results of Ph.D. thesis research. All theses
generalized linear inversion. In addition, aspects of probability
must be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
theory, data and model resolution, uniqueness considerations,
granted. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
and the use of a priori constraints are presented. Students are
GPGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
required to apply the inversion methods described to a problem
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
of their choice and present the results as an oral and written
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
report. Prerequisite: MACS315 and knowledge of a scientific
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
programming language. 3 hours 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 a
Efficiency of writing and running computer programs. Re­
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc­
view of basic matrix manipulation. Utilization of existing
tor. 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 of
finite differences, integral equation modeling, and summary
department and “Independent Study” form must be com­
representation. Project resulting in a term paper on the use
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
of 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 super­
cussion of wave propagation and seismic processing for aniso­
vision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of can­
tropic, heterogeneous media. Topics include the anisotropic
didates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semester
Green’s function, influence of anisotropy on plane-wave
hours upon completion of report.
velocities and polarizations, shear-wave splitting, traveltime
analysis for transversely anisotropic media, inversion and
GPGN701. GRADUATE THESIS – MASTER OF SCIENCE
processing of multicomponent seismic data in the presence
(I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of Master of
of anisotropy, and basics of seismic fracture characterization.
Science in Geophysics. 6 semester hours upon completion of
Prerequisites: GPGN552 and GPGN553 or consent of instruc­
thesis.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester,
GPGN703. GRADUATE THESIS – DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
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 a
GPGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
function of time, to an image of the earth’s subsurface, which
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours
is a function of depth below the surface. The theoretical and
required for completion of the degree Master of Engineering ­
practical aspects of finite-difference, Kirchhoff, Fourier
thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
transform, and other methods for migration are emphasized
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
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GPGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Liberal Arts and International Studies
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Associate Vice President for Academic &
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
Faculty Affairs, Professor, and Division Director
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
dent’s faculty advisor.
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
GPGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy-thesis. Research
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor and Principal Tutor,
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
McBride Honors Program
student’s faculty advisor.
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor, Acting Director
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
JON LEYDENS, Assistant Professor and Writing Program
Administrator
SUZANNE M. MOON, Assistant Professor
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Lecturer
SANDRA WOODSON, Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, Emeritus Professor
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
ROBERT E.D. WOOLSEY, Emeritus Professor
The Liberal Arts and International Studies Division
(LAIS) provides students with an understanding of the cul­
tural, philosophical, social, political, environmental and eco­
nomic contexts in which science and engineering function.
LAIS offerings enable students to learn how their responsi­
bilities extend beyond the technical mastery of science and
technology to the consequences for human society and the
rest of life on earth. Because of those larger responsibilities,
the LAIS mission includes preparing students for effective
political and social thought and action.
The liberal arts exist for their intrinsic value. They are the
arts of the free mind developing its powers for their own
sake; they are the basis for the free, liberal, unhindered de­
velopment of intellect and imagination addressing intrinsi­
cally worthy concerns. They are essential for preserving an
open, creative, and responsible society. The liberal arts in­
clude philosophy, literature, language, history, political sci­
ence, the creative arts, and the social sciences generally.
International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study
of international political economy, which is the interplay be­
tween economic, political, cultural, and environmental forces
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that shape the relations among the world’s developed and
Geopolitics and Economic Geography
developing areas. International Studies focus especially on
Global Environmental Politics and Policy
the role of the state and market in society and economy.
Program Requirements:
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications
Graduate Certificate 1 (15 credit-hours)
of CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to the
Students must select one course from each of the four
permanent sustainability of both social organization and en­
thematic areas of the IPE curriculum noted above for 12 of
vironmental resources and systems that such a commitment
the 15 credit-hours. The final 3 credit-hours can be taken in
requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided by the
any one of the four thematic areas, or from a department/
LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and women
division outside of LAIS (including technical departments/
who can provide the technical means for society’s material
divisions), with prior approval from the program director.
needs in a manner that leaves posterity an undiminished level
Students are asked to consult with their advisor about which
of both social and environmental quality.
courses qualify for each of the four themes in any given
International Political Economy
semester.
Non-Degree Certificates Offered:
Graduate Certificate 2 (15 credit-hours)
Graduate Certificate 1, International Political Economy
The 15 hours in Graduate Certificate 2 must come from
Graduate Certificate 2, International Political Economy
one of two tracks: Track A, “International Political Economy,”
or Track B, “International Political Economy of Resources.”
Program Description:
Track A, International Political Economy. Track A is a
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
combination of courses from the International Political Econ­
offers a non-degree Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
omy of Area Studies and International Political Risk Assess­
program for the student interested in adding a graduate-level
ment and Mitigation thematic areas. Courses in this group
non-technical dimension to his/her professional preparation
focus on macro dimensions of the role of the state, the mar­
in the field of International Political Economy (IPE) that con­
ket, and culture in the international political economy of
sists of two 15-hour graduate certificates (30 hours total). The
development, trade, investment, and finance; region-markets
student may choose to pursue just one or both certificates.
and region-states; comparative political systems; competitive­
The interactions, intersections, and interconnectedness of
ness of nations and states; larger global and regional IPE
the world’s political, economic, social, cultural, and environ­
issues; and state and non-state actors, such as multinational
mental systems, plus the linkages among global, state and
corporations, globalization issues, and multilateral agencies.
non-state institutions and actors, constitute the bedrock of
Track B, International Political Economy of Resources.
IPE areas of study and inquiry. The dynamics set up by these
Track B is a combination of courses from the Geopolitics and
relationships in turn have a major impact on engineering and
Economic Geography, and Global Environmental Politics
applied science projects worldwide. From political risk assess­
and Policy thematic areas. Courses in this track focus on the
ment to non-technical aspects of project design, International
development and use of natural resources and environmental
Political Economy provides the engineering, applied science,
issues. This specialization emphasizes the role of a specific
or economics professional who aspires to managerial and ad­
natural resource sector in both inter-state relations and the
ministrative positions in his/her career with the intellectual
global context of trade, finance, investment, technology
capital necessary for analysis and decision-making in today’s
transfer, ethics of development, and environmental concerns.
globalized business environment.
The objective of the certificate program is to provide
Admission Requirements:
research and analytical skills in: (a) the national and supra­
The IPE Graduate Certificate program accepts both CSM
national relationships between the state and the market;
undergraduate students into the program as part of the uni-
(b) the ramifications of economic policies on social, political,
versity’s Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs, and
and economic development; and (c) the consequences of
non-CSM students alike. CSM undergraduate students may
environmental policies on economic, political, and cultural
apply to any of the IPE graduate programs in their sopho­
transformations.
more year. They will be notified of provisional acceptance at
the beginning of their junior year. At the end of their junior
The IPE Graduate Certificates curriculum is organized
year, their performance in undergraduate IPE courses will be
into four thematic areas:
evaluated and a final decision will be made on their accept­
International Political Economy of Area Studies
ance into the graduate programs. CSM students may also
(Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and
apply in their junior or senior years.
Sub-Saharan Africa)
The requirements for admission to the IPE graduate pro­
International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
gram for both CSM and non-CSM students are as follows:
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1. BS or BA with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Description of Courses
(4.0 scale), or higher.
Humanities (LIHU)
2. Undergraduate CSM students who do not meet the overall
LIHU401: THE AMERICAN DREAM: ILLUSION OR
GPA of 3.0 but who have a 3.0 or higher in IPE courses,
REALITY? This seminar will examine “that elusive phrase,
or IPE-related social science courses, will meet the admis­
the American dream,” and ask what it meant to the pioneers
sions requirement.
in the New World, how it withered, and whether it has been
revived. The concept will be critically scrutinized within cul­
3. The GRE is not required.
tural contexts. The study will rely on the major genres of fic­
4. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required for students
tion, drama, and poetry, but will venture into biography and
who are non-native English speakers.
autobiography, and will range from Thoreau’s Walden to
5. No foreign language is required at the time of admission.
Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s Budding Prospects. Pre­
However, demonstrated commitment to learning a second
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
and/or third language during the residency in the program
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
is strongly encouraged for those interested in engaging in
LIHU402. HEROES AND ANTIHEROES: A TRAGIC
a field practicum and/or independent research in a non-
VIEW This course features heroes and antiheroes (average
English speaking country or region of the world.
folks, like most of us), but because it is difficult to be heroic
6. A two-page essay about why the candidate is interested in
unless there are one or more villains lurking in the shadows,
the IPE program and how he/she intends to use IPE skills
there will have to be an Iago or Caesar or a politician or a
and training.
member of the bureaucracy to overcome. Webster’s defines
heroic as “exhibiting or marked by courage and daring.”
Transfer Credits
Courage and daring are not confined to the battlefield, of
University regulations permit transfer of credits of up to
course. One can find them in surprising places-in the com­
one-half of a program’s total hours (7.5 of 15 credit-hours for
munity (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in the psychiatric ward
one certificate; 15 of 30 credit-hours for both certificates).
(Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), in the military
The courses must be from duly accredited graduate degree-
(Heller’s Catch-22), on the river (Twain’s The Adventures of
granting universities either in the United States or abroad.
Huckleberry Finn or in a “bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of the
The Director of the IPE Graduate Program will examine the
Red Hot Lovers). Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
syllabi of courses students present for consideration of transfer
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
credit and will make the final decision about transferability.
LIHU470. BECOMING AMERICAN: LITERARY PER­
Double-Counting CSM Undergraduate
SPECTIVES This course will explore the increasing hetero­
Course Work
geneity of U.S. society by examining the immigration and
Students coming from within CSM can transfer up to 6
assimilation experience of Americans from Europe, Africa,
credit-hours of 400-level IPE course work automatically
Latin America, and Asia as well as Native Americans. Primary
from their undergraduate IPE minor or undergraduate Inter­
sources and works of literature will provide the media for ex­
national Studies Cluster (excluding foreign languages) into
amining these phenomena. In addition, Arthur Schlesinger,
the IPE graduate program. An additional 3 credit-hours may
Jr.’s thesis about the “unifying ideals and common culture”
be transferred upon the recommendation of the IPE Program
that have allowed the United States to absorb immigrants
Director and the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
from every corner of the globe under the umbrella of individ­
Furthermore, any CSM student who completes his/her under­
ual freedom, and the various ways in which Americans have
graduate degree with a surplus of credit hours where that
attempted to live up to the motto “e pluribus unum” will also
course work involves 400- or 500-level IPE course work may
be explored. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi­
also count those hours forward into the IPE graduate program.
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Minor Program
LIHU479. THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE
Graduate Individual Minor
A survey of military history, with primary focus on the Amer­
Graduate students can earn a minor in Liberal Arts and
ican military experience from 1775 to present. Emphasis is
International Studies if they complete 12 hours of course
placed not only on military strategy and technology, but also
work from the Selected Topics or Independent Studies cate­
on relevant political, social, and economic questions. Pre­
gories chosen under the supervision of an LAIS advisor.
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students
Note: The Graduate Individual Minor must be approved by
or by permission of the LAIS Division.
the student’s graduate committee and by the LAIS Division.
LIHU498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES (1, II)
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
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course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and the
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6
Third World. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequi­
semester hours.
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
LISS433/533. GLOBAL CORPORATIONS This seminar
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
deals with the historical development of multinational and
member. For students who have completed their LAIS re­
global corporations, their role in the globalization of the
quirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Inde­
world economy, and their relationship with the current sys­
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
tems of nation-states. The course will emphasize the theoreti­
registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
cal foundations of global business, develop research skills in
credit: 1 to 6 hours.
data collection and analysis, and learn to use statistical data
LIHU540. LATIN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
for IPE interpretations. Prerequisites: LISS335 and any LISS
This research seminar will deal with the relationship between
400-level course, or an equivalent. This course grants 3 credit
political and social thought and narrative in Latin America.
hours.
Special emphasis will be given to the impact of evolving na­
LISS434. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
tional, regional, and international realities on political and
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
social theory and narrative in Latin America. Prerequisites:
their technical field as practiced in another country and cul­
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
ture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
International Political Economy; all arrangements for this
LIHU549. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL CULTURES This
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
research seminar will deal with the role played by literature
the International Political Economy minor program. Pre­
in shaping and developing nationhood in the Americas. Stress
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
will be placed on both literary and theoretical texts. Prerequi­
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
sites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course
LISS435/535. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT This
at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
course will review the existing methodologies and techniques
Social Sciences (LISS)
of risk assessment in both country-specific and global envi­
LISS410. UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS This course studies the
ronments. It will also seek to design better ways of assessing
relationship between society, technology, and science using
and evaluating risk factors for business and public diplomacy
fiction and film as a point of departure. A variety of science
in the increasingly globalized context of economy and poli­
fiction novels, short stories, and films will provide the start­
tics wherein the role of the state is being challenged and re­
ing point for discussions. These creative works will also be
defined. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
concrete examples of various conceptualizations that histori­
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level
ans, sociologists, philosophers, and other scholars have
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semes­
created to discuss the relationship. Prerequisite: LIHU100.
ter hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
LISS437 CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT This
3 semester hours.
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact
LISS430. GLOBALIZATION This international political
on development. Readings are multidisciplinary and include
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
policy studies, economics, and political science. Students will
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption, how
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo­
it negatively affects development, and what they, as engineers
matic significance. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
in a variety of professional circumstances, might do in circum­
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
stances in which bribe paying or taking might occur.
LISS431. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
LISS439. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
examination of interactions between development and the
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
environment and the human dimensions of global change;
must be taken concurrently with LISS435, Political Risk
social, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with em­
management and preservation of natural resources and eco­
pirical research methods and sources appropriate to conduct­
systems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning and
ing a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students
implications of “stewardship of the Earth” and “sustainable
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
development.” Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or
corequisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in LISS435.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
LISS432. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DEVEL­
LISS440/540. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
OPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world develop­
A senior seminar designed to explore the political economy
ment; cultural relationship between the developed North and
of current and recent past development strategies, models,
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efforts, and issues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
regions of the world today. Development is understood to be
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
a nonlinear, complex set of processes involving political, eco­
the specific issues that confront African development today.
nomic, social, cultural, and environmental factors whose ulti­
LISS455. JAPANESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Japanese
mate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals.
History and Culture is a senior seminar taught in Japanese
The role of both the state and the market in development
that covers Japan’s historical and cultural foundations from
processes will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary
earliest times through the modern period. It is designed to
as changing realities dictate but will be drawn from such
allow students who have had three semesters of Japanese lan­
subjects as inequality of income distribution; the role of edu­
guage instruction (or the equivalent) to apply their knowl­
cation and health care; region-markets; the impact of global­
edge of Japanese in a social science-based course. Major
ization; institution-building; corporate-community-state
themes will include: cultural roots; forms of social organiza­
interfaces; neoliberalism; privatization; democracy; and pub­
tion; the development of writing systems; the development of
lic policy formulation as it relates to development goals. Pre­
religious institutions; the evolution of legal institutions; liter­
requisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
ary roots; and clan structure. Students will engage in activi­
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ties that enhance their reading proficiency, active vocabulary,
LISS441/541. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN THE
translation skills, and expository writing abilities. Text is in
AMERICAS This international political economy seminar is
Japanese. Prerequisites: LIHU100; three semesters of col-
designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in the
lege-level Japanese or permission of instructor. Prerequisite
Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not just
LISS461. TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER: ISSUES This
restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also en­
course focuses on how women and men relate to technology.
gages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural, and
Several traditional disciplines will be used: philosophy, his­
environmental issues, which will also be treated in this course.
tory, sociology, literature, and a brief look at theory. The
If the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) becomes a
class will begin discussing some basic concepts such as gen­
reality, it will be the largest region-market in the world with
der and sex and the essential and/or social construction of
some 800 million people and a combined GNP of over
gender, for example. We will then focus on topical and his­
US$10 trillion. In the three other main languages of the
torical issues. We will look at modern engineering using soci­
Americas, the FTAA is know as the Area de Libre Comercio
ological studies that focus on women in engineering. We will
de las Américas (ALCA) (Spanish), the Area de Livre
look at some specific topics including military technologies,
Comércio das Américas (ALCA) (Portuguese), and the Zone
ecology, and reproductive technologies. Prerequisite:
de libre échange des Amériques (ZLEA) (French). Negotia­
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
tions for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA are to be concluded by
seminar; 3 semester hours.
2005. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LISS462. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An ex­
amination of current issues relating to science and technol­
LISS442/542. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international
ogy policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other
political economy seminar deals with the historical develop­
countries. Prerequisite: LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
ment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
LISS480/503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POL­
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
ICY Seminar on environmental policies and the political and
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
governmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LISS446. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro­
seminar; 3 semester hours.
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its
goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities
LISS482/504. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar
of African development and the impediments that currently
on water policies and the political and governmental
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural re­
processes that produce them, as an exemplar of natural re­
sources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
source politics and policy in general. Group discussion and
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
independent research on specific politics and policy issues.
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
LIHU100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
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LISS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (I, II)
perspectives, this course explores global environmental prob­
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
lems that have prompted an array of international and global
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
regimes and other approaches to deal with them. It looks at
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
the impact of environmental policy and politics on devel­
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6
opment, and the role that state and non-state actors play,
semester hours.
especially in North-South relations and in the pursuit of
LISS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
sustainability. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
300-level; or one IPE course at the 400 level; or one IPE
member. For students who have completed their LAIS re­
course at the 300 level and one environmental policy/issues
quirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Inde­
course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
LISS532. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
registrar. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
This course will combine the historical and theoretical foun­
credit: 1 to 6 hours.
dations of international political economy and empirical case
LISS513. INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
studies of the world’s various regions. The student will be re­
This course has, as its primary aim, the equipping of a future
quired to be familiar with key IPE schools of thought, history
consultant to deal with the cultural, socioeconomic, behav­
of development and underdevelopment of key regions, and a
ioral, psychological, ethical, and political problems in the
series of contemporary issues and themes that drives global­
international workplace. Specific materials covered are:
ization. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level,
Early experimentation with small group dynamics relative to
or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semes­
economic incentive; Hawthorne experiments; experiments of
ter hours.
Asch on perception, Analysis of case studies of work produc­
LISS534. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS This seminar deals
tivity in service and technological industries. Review of work
with geopolitical theories and how they help us explain and
of F.W. Taylor, Douglas McGregor, Blake & Mouton, and
understand contemporary developments in the world. Empiri­
others in terms of optimum working conditions relative to
cal evidence from case studies help students develop a deeper
wage and fringe benefits. Review of Niccolò Machiavelli’s
understanding of the interconnections between the political,
The Prince and the Discourses, and The Art of War by Sun
economic, social, cultural and geographic dimensions of gov­
Tzu with application to present times and international cul­
ernmental policies and corporate decisions. Prerequisites:
tural norms. The intent of this course is to teach the survival,
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
report writing, and presentation skills, and cultural awareness
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
needed for success in the real international business world.
LISS537. URBANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT This
The students are organized into small groups and do a case
seminar course discusses the effects of colonization, uneven
each week requiring a presentation of their case study results,
regional development, industrialization and globalization on
and a written report of the results as well. Textbooks: Human
urban systems. The urban models that will be studied include
Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor, Principles of Scien­
the pre-industrial, colonial, global, Latin American and Islamic
tific Management by F.W. Taylor, The Art of War by Sun Tzu,
cities. Approaches to urban development and how they affect
Up The Organization by Robert Townsend, The Prince and
settlement planning, as well as urban-rural interface, urban
the Discourses of Niccolò Machiavelli, and The Managerial
labor markets, housing and shelter, migration will be consid­
Grid by Blake & Mouton. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours
ered. Sustainable cities and world cities will be discussed.
LISS530. GLOBALIZATION This seminar deals with the
Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE
historical development of international political economy as
course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
a discipline. Originally studies as the harbinger of today’s
LISS538. REGION-MARKETS AND REGION-STATES
political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and
This research seminar will deal with the international politi­
history, international political economy is the multidisciplinary
cal economy dimensions of the origin, the structure, and the
study of the relationship between the states and the markets.
function of the world’s major region-markets and region-
A fuller understanding will be achieved through research and
states. Special emphasis will be given to the changing roles
data analysis as well as interpretation of case studies. Pre­
of nation-states, globalization of trade and finance, and the
requisites: LISS335 and any LISS400-level course, or two
future world polity. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the
equivalent courses. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
300-level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours semi­
LISS531. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND
nar; 3 semester hours.
POLICY This seminar examines the increasing importance
LISS562. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
of environmental policy and politics in international political
examination of current issues relating to science and technol­
economy and global international relations. Using both his­
ogy policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other
torical analysis and interdisciplinary environmental studies
countries. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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LISS598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE Pilot
LIFL424. RUSSIAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
and Russian culture. 3 semester hours.
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LIFL425. FRENCH III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
LISS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
and French-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
LIFL426. PORTUGUESE III Emphasis on furthering con­
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
versational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabu­
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
lary, and Brazilian culture. 3 semester hours.
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
LIFL427. CHINESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
and Chinese culture. 3 semester hours.
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what­
LIFL428. INDONESIAN III Emphasis on furthering conver­
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient de­
sational skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabu­
mand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
lary, and Indonesian culture. 3 semester hours.
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permitted
LIFL429. JAPANESE III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
to take a foreign language that is either his/her native lan­
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
guage or second language. Proficiency tests may be used to
and Japanese culture. 3 semester hours.
determine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
student cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
FOREIGN LANGUAGE POLICY: Students will not
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
receive credit for taking a foreign language in which they
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con­
have had previous courses as per the following formula:
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
If a student has taken one year in high school or one
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
semester in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
for the first semester in a CSM foreign language course. Like­
member. For students who have completed their LAIS re­
wise, if a student has taken two years in high school or two
quirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Inde­
semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
for the second semester, and if a student has taken three years
registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
in high school or three semesters in college, he/she will not
Communication (LICM)
receive graduation credit for the third semester.
LICM501. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
LIFL421. SPANISH III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
A five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of effec­
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
tively preparing and presenting messages. “Hands-on” course
and Spanish/American culture. 3 semester hours.
emphasizing short (5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations
LIFL422. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
made in small groups to simulate professional and corporate
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
communications. Students are encouraged to make formal
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
presentations which relate to their academic or professional
fields. Extensive instruction in the use of visuals. Presenta­
LIFL423. GERMAN III Emphasis on furthering conversa­
tions are rehearsed in class two days prior to the formal pre­
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
sentations, all of which are video-taped and carefully
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
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Materials Science
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees’ Professor, Director, and Department
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
DAVID L. OLSON, Lead Scientist, John Henry Moore
Department of Physics
Distinguished Professor of Physical Metallurgy
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head of Department
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor and Director, Center of Solar and
PAUL JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Head of Department
Electronic Materials
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
MARK EBERHART, Associate Professor
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
STEVEN R. DEC, Lecturer
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Emeritus Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
Degrees Offered:
Refining
Master of Science (Materials Science; thesis option or
JAMES ELY, Professor and Head of Department
non-thesis option)
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science)
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor,
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
Program Description:
COLIN WOLDEN, Associate Professor
The interdisciplinary materials science program is admin­
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering,
CLARE McCABE, Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials
Division of Engineering
Engineering, Physics, and the Division of Engineering. Each
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Director of Engineering Division
department is represented on both the Governing Board and
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
the Graduate Affairs Committee which are responsible for
Engineering
the operation of the program. The variety of disciplines pro­
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
vides for programs of study ranging from the traditional ma­
MARK LUSK, Associate Professor
terials science program to a custom-designed program.
GRAHAM MUSTOE, Professor
TERRY PARKER, Professor
Program Requirements:
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, Assistant Professor
Master of Science (thesis option):
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, Associate Professor
This Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 24
JOHN P.H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
semester hours of acceptable coursework as outlined under
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
Required Curriculum which follows. Also 12 semester hours
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
of research credit must be completed. In addition, a student
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
must submit a thesis and pass a Defense of Thesis examina­
GLEN EDWARDS, University Emeritus Professor
tion before their Thesis Committee.
JOHN HAGER, University Emeritus Professor
STEPHEN LIU, Professor and Director of the Center for Welding,
Master of Science (non-thesis option):
Joining and Coating Research
This Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 30
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
credits of acceptable coursework as outlined under Required
DAVID K. MATLOCK, ARMCO Foundation Fogarty Professor;
Curriculum which follows, as well as 6 credit hours of Case
Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
Study credit. Consult the section on Graduate Degrees and
Center
Requirements in this Bulletin for general information on this
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustee Professor and Head of Department, and
Master of Science - Non-Thesis degree.
Director, Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory
DAVID L. OLSON, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor
Doctor of Philosophy:
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor;
The Doctor of Philosophy requires a minimum of 42 se­
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics
mester hours of acceptable coursework. The course work re­
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
quirements include the 9 hours of core courses listed under
JOHN G. SPEER, ISS Professor
Required Curriculum, plus 33 hours of course work in a se­
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor in
lected primary area. In addition, 30 hours of research credit
Chemical Metallurgy, Director, Kroll Institute for Extractive
must be completed. A candidate for the degree must satisfy a
Metallurgy
qualifying process written and oral examination in the spe­
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
cialty area, and must submit a thesis and pass a Defense of
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor,
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Thesis examination before the Thesis Committee.
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Prerequisites
The core-courses requirement for the Doctor of Philos­
The primary admission requirement for this interdiscipli­
ophy degree is listed below. In addition, a minimum of 15
nary program is a Bachelor of Science degree in biological
semester-hours of course work in a selected primary area
sciences, physical science or engineering, equivalent to those
must be part of the minimum requirement of 42 semester-
offered at CSM in the following departments: Chemistry and
hours beyond the baccalaureate degree.
Geochemistry, Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Pe­
Doctor of Philosophy Core Courses:
troleum Refining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or
MLGN590 - Processing/Structure/Property/Performance
Physics.
Relationships in Materials Design (6 semester hours)
Deficiency Courses:
MLGN591 - Perspectives in Materials Design
A student admitted to this graduate program who has not
(3 semester hours)
taken one or all of the following courses (or equivalent) will
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar
be required to satisfy any such deficiency early in their pro­
(1 semester hour)
gram of study: Mechanics, Differential Equations, Modern
Primary Areas:
Physics, Physical Chemistry/Chemical Thermodynamics.
Advanced Polymeric Materials; Ceramics; Composites;
Required Curriculum:
Electronic Materials; Joining Science; Mechanics of Materials;
1) The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires a
Computational Materials Science; Surfaces & Interfaces/
minimum of 24 semester-hours of acceptable course work,
Films & Coatings; BioMaterials; Nuclear Materials.
which must include the required core-courses listed below:
Thesis Committee Structure:
Master of Science (thesis option) Core Courses:
The M.S. student will invite at least 3 members (one of
MLGN590 - Processing/Structure/Property/Performance
whom is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At
Relationships in Materials Design (6 semester hours)
least one of these members must be from a department other
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar
than that of the advisor.
(1 semester hour)
The Ph.D. student will invite 4 members (one of whom is
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the
the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At least one of
core-courses listed may petition the Materials Science Grad­
these members must be in a department other than that of the
uate Affairs Committee for transfer credit.
advisor. External members may be invited to participate.
2) The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option) re­
For administrative purposes, the student will be resident
quires 30 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 approval
tion, 6 semester-hours of a case-study devoted to independent
of the course of study.
research must be conducted on a selected materials-processing
Fields of Research:
or materials-characterization problem. Typically, this research
Advanced polymeric materials
would incorporate a concise analysis of various approaches
Fullerene synthesis, combustion chemistry
to the problem, as reported in the technical literature, and
Transport phenomena, mathematical modeling, kinetic prop­
culminate in a report submitted to the Faculty Advisor for
erties of colloidal suspensions, diffusion with chemical
approval.
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 re-
Relationships in Materials Design (6 semester hours)
mediation of ground surface water
MLGN601 - Graduate Materials Science Seminar
Heterogeneous catalysis, reformulated and alcohol fuels, sur­
(1 semester hour)
face analysis, electrophotography
In addition to the above, three other graduate-level
Computer modeling and simulation
courses (9 hours); by mutual agreement between the student
Characterization, thermal stability, and thermal degradation
and Faculty Advisor. The total course-work requirement,
mechanisms of polymers
including the case-study, is therefore 36 semester-hours
Crystal and molecular structure determination by X-ray crys­
beyond the baccalaureate degree.
tallography
Power electronics, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma ma­
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the
terial processing
core-courses listed may petition the Materials Science Grad­
Control systems engineering, artificial neural systems for
uate Affairs Committee for transfer credit.
senior data processing, polymer cure monitoring sensors,
process monitoring and control for composites manufac­
turing
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Heat and mass transfer, materials processing
Description of Courses (Interdisciplinary Program)
Numerical modeling of particulate media, thermomechanical
The interdisciplinary materials science program is admin­
analysis
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering,
Intelligent automated systems, intelligent process control,
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials
robotics, artificial neural systems
Engineering, Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each
Ceramic processing, modeling of ceramic processing
department is represented on both the Governing Board and
Alloy theory, concurrent design, theory-assisted materials
the Graduate Affairs Committees which are responsible for
engineering, electronic structure theory
the operation of the program.
Physical metallurgy, Ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems
The following courses are considered to be part of the
Archaeometallurgy, industry and university partnerships
Materials Science Program. Some have been cross-listed be­
Solidification and near net shape processing
tween Materials Science and the participating
Chemical processing of materials
departments/division. Other courses not included may be
Processing and characterization of electroceramics (ferro­
suitable for inclusion in a graduate program. See the partici­
electrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, and dielectrics),
pating department listings. It should be noted that the course
glass-ceramics for electronic and structural applications,
requirement for graduate-level registration for a MLGN 500­
thermodynamic modeling of ferroelectrics
level course which is cross-listed with a 400-level course-
Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to materials
number, will include an additional course-component above
processing and manufacturing, neural networks for process
that required for 400-level credit.
modeling and sensor data processing, manufacturing
process control
MLGN500. PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND
Transformations, microstructure, deformation, fracture
PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS I A summary of the impor­
Weld metallurgy, materials joining processes
tant relationships between the processing, microstructure,
Welding and joining science
and properties of materials. Topics include electronic struc­
Extractive and process metallurgy, electrochemical corrosion,
ture and bonding, crystal structures, lattice defects and mass
synthesis of ceramic precursor powders and metal powders
transport, glasses, phase transformation, important materials
Mechanical metallurgy, failure analysis, deformation of
processes, and properties including: mechanical and rheolog­
materials, advanced steel coatings
ical, electrical conductivity, magnetic, dielectric, optical,
Pyrometallurgy, corrosion, materials synthesis, coatings
thermal, and chemical. In a given year, one of these topics
Chemical and physical processing of materials, engineered
will be given special emphasis. Another area of emphasis is
materials, materials synthesis
phase equilibria. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor 3 hours
Reactive metals Properties and processing of ceramics and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ceramic-metal composites, dielectrics and ferrimagnetics
MLGN501/CHGN580. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
Phase transformations and mechanisms of microstructural
Principles of crystallography and diffraction from materials.
change, electron microscopy, structure-property relation­
Properties of radiation useful for studying the structure of
ships
materials. Structure determination methods. Prerequisite:
Forging, deformation modeling, high-temperature material
Any Physics III course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
behavior
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
Materials synthesis, interfaces, flocculation, fine particles
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed mat­
Optical properties of materials and interfaces
ter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including geometri­
Surface physics, epitaxial growth, interfacial science,
cal, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties. Discussion
adsorption
of experimental methods including photon and neutron scat­
Experimental condensed-matter physics, thermal and electrical
tering, charge and heat transport, action of simple solid state
properties of materials, superconductivity, photovoltaics
devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and MACS315. 3 hours lec­
Mössbauer spectroscopy, ion implantation, small-angle X-ray
ture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502 requires a term project.
scattering, semiconductor defects
PHGN440 ABET classification: 3 hrs. engineering science.
Computational condensed-matter physics, semiconductor
alloys, first-principles phonon calculations
MLGN503/CHGN515. CHEMICAL BONDING IN
Physical vapor deposition, thin films, coatings
MATERIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories
Chemical vapor deposition
and calculations and their applications to solids of interest
Bio materials
to materials science. The relationship between a material’s
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN504/MTGN555. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAMICS
gases, liquids and solids. Prerequisite: MTGN352,
(I) A second course in thermodynamics which applies chem­
MTGN361, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
ical thermodynamic principles to phase equilibria, point defects,
3 semester hours.
surfaces and electrochemistry. The application of thermo­
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
dynamic principles through Maxwell’s principles will be ex­
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
tended to a broad range of material properties. Prerequisite:
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc­
Solid State Thermodynamics I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
3 semester hours.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me­
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
MLGN513. PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATERIALS
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
SCIENCE (I) Review the theoretical aspects of various
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
physical phenomena of major importance to materials scien­
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 credit-hour graduate-
tists. Develop mathematical models from these theories, and
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 credit-hour
construct quantitative solution procedures based on analytical
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
and numerical techniques. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
MLGN506/MTGN556. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (II)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
MLGN514. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS AND INSTRU­
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
MENTATION (S) This course consists of two parts, (i) a
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
series of classes that describe theory of measurements and
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
experimental principles and (ii) a series of laboratory visits to
MLGN507/PHGN540. CONDENSED MATTER I (I)
either perform experimental measurements or to see actual
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of electrons
procedures demonstrated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
and phonons in solids: structure, symmetry, and bonding;
1 hour lecture; 2 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
electron states and excitations in metals and alloys; transport
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
properties; surfaces. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and PHGN440
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec­
or their equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi­
MLGN508/PHGN541. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of electrons
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; transport
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require­
properties; electron states and excitations in semiconductors
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir­
and insulators; defects and impurities; amorphous materials;
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
magnetism; superconductivity. Prerequisite: MLGN507/
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
PHGN540. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
MLGN509/CHGN523. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent
Dependence on properties of solids on chemical bonding and
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conductors
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro­
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me­
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques,
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc­
van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid stabil­
tor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture
ity, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and emul­
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF
sions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
MATERIALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduc­
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
tion to elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
stresses and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems.
MLGN511. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS
Develop basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite:
PROCESSING I (I) Introduction to the kinetics of materials
EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours
processing, with emphasis on the momentum, heat and mass
lecture; 3 semester hours. Semester to be offered: Spring
transport. Discussion of the basic mechanism of transport in
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MLGN518/MTGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMICS
cal properties. Application to solid-liquid separation opera­
SYSTEMS (II) Application of one of four component oxide
tions (filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to ceram­
diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis on
ics processing. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or consent
refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring of odd
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
years only.
3 semester hours.
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu­
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi­
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop­
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi­
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN520 SPECIAL PROBLEMS May comprise individual
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
and group study. Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
MLGN521. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion
PROCESSING II (I) Advanced course to address the kinetics
of the definition and measurement of material properties. In­
of materials processing, with emphasis in those processes
terrelationships among the material response functions are
that promote phase and structural transformations. Processes
elucidated and relevant correlations between experimental
that involve precipitation, sintering, oxidation, sol-gel, coat­
data and material response in real flow situations are given.
ing, etc., will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: MLGN511.
Processing operations for polymeric materials will then be
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
addressed. These include the flow of polymers through cir­
cular, slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing,
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA­
extrusion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
molding. Graduate students are required to write a term paper
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
and take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials includ­
level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or equivalent.
ing: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. Graduate
students in physics cannot receive credit for MLGN522, only
MLGN536/CHGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYN­
PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/PHGN440 3 hours lec­
THESIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macro­
ture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiving graduate credit will
molecules. Various methods of polymerization will be
be required to submit a term paper, in addition to satisfying
discussed with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the
all of the other requirements of the course.
syntheses of different classes of organic and inorganic poly­
mers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or con­
MLGN523/MTGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU­
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
TION CHEMISTRY (I) Solution and surface chemistry of
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequi­
MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
site: Consent of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
years only.)
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica­
MLGN525/PHGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS (I) Solid state
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of the
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interations. De­
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
tailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques are
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
provided, highlighting the application of these techniques to
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
current problems, particularly electronic materials. Pre­
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
requisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of even years only)
MLGN550/MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
MLGN526/MTGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduction to
An introduction to the science and technology of particulate
statistical process control, process capability analysis and
and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems. Inter­
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
particle forces. Aggregation, network formation, percolation,
theory and techniques will be developed and applied to con-
and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and mechani­
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trol 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 experiments
solids; toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high
will be developed and applied for full factorial experiments,
temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
fractional factorial experiments, screening experiments,
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or con­
multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis of
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of
designed experiments will be carried out by graphical and
even years only.)
statistical techniques. Computer software will be utilized for
MLGN/MTGN570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and applications
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec­
through examination of the physiologic environment in con­
ture, 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 in­
of both the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of
structor consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
reinforcement utilized, e.g., particulate, short fiber, continu­
MLGN583/CHGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
ous fiber, and laminates. Special emphasis will be placed on
OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II) Instrumental
the development of properties such as electrical and thermal
techniques for the characterization of surfaces of solid mate­
will also be examined. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MTGN311,
rials. Applications of such techniques to polymers, corrosion,
MTGN348, MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445/MLGN505
metallurgy, adhesion science, micro-electronics. Methods of
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
analysis discussed: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS),
(Fall of odd years only)
auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ion scattering spec­
MLGN561 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
troscopy (ISS), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS),
PROCESSING (II) Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer applied
Rutherford backscattering (RBS), scanning and transmission
to processing of materials. Rheology of polymers, liquid
electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength
metal/particles slurries, and particulate solids. Transient flow
dispersive X-ray analysis; principles of these methods, quan­
behavior of these materials in various geometries, including
tification, instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite:
infiltration of liquids in porous media. Mixing and blending.
B.S. in metallurgy, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics,
Flow behavior of jets, drainage of films and particle fluidiza­
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion. Surface-tension-, electromagnetic-, and bubble-driven
MLGN590. PROCESSING/STRUCTURE/PROPERTY/
flows. Heat -transfer behavior in porous bodies applied to
PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS IN MATERIALS
sintering and solidification of composites. Simultaneous heat-
DESIGN A phenomenological overview of the broad field
and-mass-transfer applied to spray drying and drying of porous
of materials science. The unifying theme is provided through
bodies. Prerequisites: ChEN307 or ChEN308 or MTGN461
the relationships between processing-structure-properties and
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
performance that constitute the scientific foundations which
MLGN563. POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE,
facilitate materials design. These relationships and their appli­
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING/MTGN463. POLYMER
cations will be surveyed across a broad spectrum of materials
ENGINEERING An introduction to the structure and prop­
including polymers, metals, ceramics, electronic-materials,
erties of polymeric materials, their deformation and failure
composites, and biomaterials. Prerequisites: Graduate Stand­
mechanisms, and the design and fabrication of polymeric
ing in the Materials Science Program or Consent of Instruc­
end items. The molecular and crystallographic structures of
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (a two-semester course
polymers will be developed and related to the elastic, visco­
sequence).
elastic, yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and
MLGN591. PERSPECTIVES IN MATERIALS DESIGN
reinforced polymer composites. Emphasis will be placed on
An in depth review of the role that processing- structure-
forming techniques for end item fabrication including: extru­
property relationships have played in the development of
sion, injection molding, reaction injection molding, thermo­
new and improved materials. Students enrolled in the course
forming, and blow molding. The design of end items will
are required to independently investigate the development
be considered in relation to: materials selection, manufactur­
of a specified material and the contribution that processing-
ing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequisite:
structure-property relationships have provided to its develop­
MTGN311 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
ment. The investigation to be presented in a document of
lecture; 3 semester hours
significant technical-merit within a framework that includes
historical perspective as well as identification of future
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research-directions for the improvement of the specified
formance are discussed. Thermal effects are then introduced
material. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in the Materials
and the subjects of thermal runaway, thermal instabilities and
Science Program or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
multiple steady states are included. Reactive processing,
3 semester hours.
change in viscosity with the extent of reaction and continu­
MLGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS Special topic course on a
ous drag flow reactors are described. Polymer devolatiliza­
specific subject defined by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent
tion constitutes the final subject of the class. Prerequisites:
of Instructor 1 to 3 hours.
CRGN518 or equivalent. 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 lit­
include: phase separation, amorphous structures, crystalline
erature 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. Prerequisite/
rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties of
Co-requisite: MLGN501, MLGN502, MLGN503, MLGN504,
polymers, polymer forming processes, and electrical proper­
and MLGN511, and MLGN517 or consent of advisor.
ties of polymers. Prerequisite: MLGN563 or consent of in­
3 semester hours.
structor. 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 mate­
DYNAMICS The phase behavior of polymer solutions is
rials science theory and application of materials science prin­
dramatically different from their low molecular weight
ciples in a specialty area of the instructor’s choosing. Not part
analogs due to the small entropy of mixing associated with
of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
large polymer molecules. This course begins with a discus­
hours.
sion of classical thermodynamics and the stability of phases.
MLGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Independent study of a
Statistical mechanics and the partition function for an ideal
materials science topic with guidance of an instructor. Not
mixture are reviewed. Next, the solution properties of an iso­
part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3 hours.
lated polymer coil in solution are elucidated. This discussion
MLGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
leads naturally to the description of dilute solution behavior
(I, II) Laboratory for Master’s thesis under supervision of
and its applications. The thermodynamics of concentrated
graduate student’s advisory committee.
solutions are then undertaken using Flory-Huggins theory.
Brownian motion of polymer molecules and the thermo­
MLGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
dynamics of polymers at interfaces are also covered. Pre­
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under super­
requisite: MLGN530, MLGN504, or CRGN520 or equivalent.
vision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MLGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
MLGN635. POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING/
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
CRGN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
This class is aimed at engineers with a firm technical back­
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
ground who wish to apply that background to polymerization
dent’s faculty advisor.
production techniques. The class begins with a review of the
MLGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
fundamental concepts of reaction engineering, introduces the
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
needed terminology and describes different reactor types.
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
The applied kinetic models relevant to polymerization reac­
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
tion engineering are then developed. Next, mixing effects are
faculty advisor.
introduced; goodness of mixing and effects on reactor per­
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Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Program Requirements:
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires 36
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
credit hours of acceptable course work and research, comple­
MAARTEN V. de HOOP, Professor
tion of a satisfactory thesis, and successful oral defense of
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
this thesis. The course work includes the required core cur­
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
riculum. 12 of the 36 credit hours must be designated for
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
supervised research.
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option) requires
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, Professor
36 credit hours of course work. The course work includes the
JUNPING WANG, Professor
required core curriculum.
TRACY CAMP, Associate Professor
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 72 credit hours beyond
DINESH MEHTA, Associate Professor
the bachelor’s degree. At least 24 of these hours are thesis
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Associate Professor
hours. Doctoral students must pass the comprehensive exami­
LARS NYLAND, Associate Professor
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
nation (a qualifying examination and thesis proposal), complete
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
a satisfactory thesis, and successfully defend their thesis.
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
The specific core curriculum requirements can be found
XIAOWEN (JASON) LIU, Assistant Professor
in the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
Graduate Student Handbook: Call 303 273-3860; FAX 303
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
273-3875, or look on the Web at http://www.mines.edu/
JIMMY DEE LEES, Lecturer
Academic/macs/Academic_Programs/grad.htm. This hand­
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
CYNDI RADER, Lecturer
book also provides an overview of the programs, require­
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
ments and policies of the department.
TERI WOODINGTON, Lecturer
Prerequisites:
TERRY BRIDGEMAN, Instructor
Applied Mathematics:
SCOTT STRONG, Instructor
Linear algebra
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
Vector calculus
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
Ordinary differential equations
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
Applied Statistics:
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
Linear algebra
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Introduction to probability & statistics
Degrees Offered:
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
Master of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
Computer Sciences:
Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical and Computer
Science - two semesters
Sciences)
Mathematics - two semesters of calculus, at least two
Program Description:
courses from ordinary differential equations, linear algebra,
There are three areas of concentration within the depart­
statistics, discrete mathematics
ment: applied mathematics, applied statistics, and computer
sciences. Since the requirements for these areas vary some­
Data structures
what, they are often considered separately in this catalog.
A programming language
However, labeling these as distinct areas is not meant to dis­
Upper level courses in at least three of software engineer­
courage any student from pursuing research involving more
ing, numerical analysis, machine architecture/assembly lan­
than one. Work in any of these areas can lead to the degree of
guage, comparative languages, analysis of algorithms,
Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. Applicants to the
operating systems
graduate program need these four items: 1. A statement of
Fields of Research:
purpose (short essay) from the applicant briefly describing
Applied Mathematics:
background, interests, goals at CSM, career intentions, etc.
Computational Methods and Analysis for Wave Phenomena
2. The general Graduate Record Examination. 3. B or better
Classical Scattering Theory
average in courses in the major field. 4. B or better overall
Classical Wave Propagation
undergraduate grade point average.
Mathematical Methods for Wave Phenomena
Micro-local Analysis
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Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in­
Numerical Analysis
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
Optimal Control
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host
Optimization Software
language to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262.
Seismic Inverse Methods
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Symbolic Computing
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General in­
Applied Statistics:
vestigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
Inverse Problems in Statistics
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro­
Resampling Methods
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
Statistical Genetics
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
Stochastic Modeling
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel­
Computer Sciences:
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
Applied Algorithms
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: MACS262,
Computer Aided Geometric Design
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Computer Graphics
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
Computer Networks
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob­
Databases
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
Data Mining
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
Machine Learning
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
Mathematical Software
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
Mobile Computing and Networking
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
Scientific Visualization
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
Sensor Networks
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS213,
VLSI Design Automation
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Description of Courses
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUT­
Senior Year
ING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arithmetic,
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING
conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian
LANGUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
algebraic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti­
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
ties and with respect to their relationships to other languages.
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
splines, numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and
structural organization, data structures, name structures, con­
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
trol structures, syntactic structures, and implementation of
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien­
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL.
tific computing. Prerequisite: MACS315 and knowledge of
Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS401 REAL ANALYSIS (I) This course is a first
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (II)
course in real analysis that lays out the context and motiva­
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
tion of analysis in terms of the transition from power series to
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
those less predictable series. The course is taught from a his­
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
torical perspective. It covers an introduction to the real num­
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert sys­
bers, sequences and series and their convergence, real-valued
tems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
functions and their continuity and differentiability, sequences
3 semester hours.
of functions and their pointwise and uniform convergence,
MACS428. APPLIED PROBABILITY (II) Basic probability.
and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory. Prerequisite:
Probabilistic modeling. Discrete and continuous probability
MACS213 or MACS223 and MACS332. 3 hours lecture;
models and their application to engineering and scientific
3 semester hours.
problems. Empirical distributions, probability plotting, and
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
testing of distributional assumptions. Prerequisite: MACS213
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in­
or MACS223. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
MACS433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen­
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
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methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network­
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
MACS261, MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
MACS445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
lecture, 3 semester hours.
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I)
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
An introduction to the theory of probability essential for
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
problems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
of probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or Java.
independence, discrete and continuous probability density
The course builds on this knowledge by presenting topics
functions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and data­
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
base connectivity that will allow the students to develop dy­
MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
namic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
MACS435: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
level computer language/Permission of instructor. 3 hours
STATISTICS. (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics
lecture, 3 semester hours.
essential for problems in science and engineering. Topics in­
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (I) The complex plane.
clude sampling distributions, methods of point estimation,
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen­
methods of interval estimation, significance testing for popu­
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus
lation means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regres­
of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MACS315.
sion, analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS434. 3 hours
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II)
MACS440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa­
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
tion, Laplace’s equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315.
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) Students present topics
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
orally and write research papers using undergraduate mathe­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing criti­
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data structures
cal analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Consent
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) Students present
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Con­
MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
sent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc­
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com­
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro­
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS341. 3 hours
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
lecture; 3 semester hours.
will build a computer network from scratch and program
MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: MACS442
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro­
or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I) Individ­
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
ual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite:
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no more
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
than 6 in a degree program.
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MACS514. APPLIED MATHEMATICS I (I) The major
ual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
theme in this course is various non-numerical techniques for
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite:
dealing with partial differential equations which arise in
Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no more
science and engineering problems. Topics include transform
than 6 in a degree program.
techniques, Green’s functions and partial differential equa­
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics cho­
tions. Stress is on applications to boundary value problems
sen from special interests of instructor and students. Prereq­
and wave theory. Prerequisite: MACS454 and MACS455 or
uisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
MACS515. APPLIED MATHEMATICS II (II) Topics in­
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
clude integral equations, applied complex variables, an intro­
member, given agreement on a subject matter, content, and
duction to asymptotics, linear spaces and the calculus of
credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be
variations. Stress is on applications to boundary value prob­
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
lems and wave theory, with additional applications to engi­
1 to 6 credit hours.
neering and physical problems. Prerequisite: MACS514.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Graduate Courses
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
MACS530. STATISTICAL METHODS I (I) Introduction to
permission of the department and Dean of Graduate School.
probability, random variables, and discrete and continuous
probability models. Elementary simulation. Data summariza­
MACS500. LINEAR VECTOR SPACES (I) Finite dimen­
tion and analysis. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing
sional vector spaces and subspaces: dimension, dual bases,
for means and variances. Chi square tests. Distribution-free
annihilators. Linear transformations, matrices, projections,
techniques and regression analysis. Intended primarily for
change of basis, similarity. Determinants, eigenvalues, multi­
graduate students in departments other than Mathematics.
plicity. Jordan form. Inner products and inner product spaces
Prerequisite: MACS213 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
with orthogonality and completeness. Prerequisite: MACS401.
3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS531. STATISTICAL METHODS II (II) Continuation
MACS502. REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS (I) Intro­
of MACS530. Multiple regression and trend surface analysis.
duction to metric and topological spaces. Lebesgue measure
Analysis of variance. Experimental design (latin squares,
and measurable functions and sets. Types of convergence,
factorial designs, confounding, fractional replication, etc.)
Lebesgue integration and its relation to other integrals. Inte­
Nonparametric analysis of variance. Topics selected from
gral convergence theorems. Absolute continuity and related
multivariate analysis, sequential analysis or time series
concepts. Prerequisite: MACS401. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
analysis. Prerequisite: MACS323 or MACS530 or
ter hours.
MACS535. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS503. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (I) Normed linear
MACS534. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (I) The basics
spaces, linear operators on normed linear spaces, Banach
of probability, fundamental discrete, and continuous proba­
spaces, inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases,
bility distributions, sampling distributions, including order
duality, orthogonality, adjoint of a linear operator, spectral
statistics, and basic limit theorems, including the continuity
analysis of linear operators. Prerequisite: MACS502. 3 hours
theorem and the central limit theorem, are covered. Prerequi­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS506. COMPLEX ANALYSIS II (II) Analytic func­
MACS535. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II (II) The
tions. Conformal mapping and applications. Analytic contin­
basics of hypothesis testing using likelihood ratios, point
uation. Schlicht functions. Approximation theorems in the
and interval estimation, including consistency, efficiency,
complex domain. Prerequisite: MACS454. 3 hours lecture;
and sufficient statistics, and some nonparametric methods
3 semester hours.
are presented. Prerequisite: MACS534 or equivalent. 3 hours
MACS510. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
lecture; 3 semester hours.
AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (I) Topics to be covered:
MACS542. SIMULATION (I) Advanced study of simulation
basic existence and uniqueness theory, systems of equations,
techniques, random number, and variate generation. Monte
stability, differential inequalities, Poincare-Bendixon theory,
Carlo techniques, simulation languages, simulation experi­
linearization. Other topics from: Hamiltonian systems,
mental design, variance reduction, and other methods of in­
periodic and almost periodic systems, integral manifolds,
creasing efficiency, practice on actual problems. Offered
Lyapunov functions, bifurcations, homoclinic points and
every other year. Prerequisite: MACS530. 3 hours lecture;
chaos theory. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MACS332 or
3 semester hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS550. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL DIF­
MACS563. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
FERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II) Numerical methods for
AND ENGINEERS (I) Students are taught how to use paral­
solving partial differential equations. Explicit and implicit
lel computing to solve complex scientific problems. They
finite difference methods; stability, convergence, and con­
learn how to develop parallel programs, how to analyze their
sistency. Alternating direction implicit (ADI) methods.
performance, and how to optimize program performance.
Weighted residual and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
The course covers the classification of parallel computers,
MACS315, MACS332, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
shared memory versus distributed memory machines, soft­
ture; 3 semester hours.
ware issues, and hardware issues in parallel computing. Stu­
MACS551. COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (II)
dents write programs for state of the art high performance
Numerical analysis of algorithms for solving linear systems
supercomputers, which are accessed over the network. Pre­
of equations, least squares methods, the symmetric eigen-
requisite: Programming experience in C, consent of instructor.
problem, singular value decomposition, conjugate gradient
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
iteration. Modification of algorithms to fit the architecture.
MACS564 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
Error analysis, existing software packages. Prerequisites:
(I) The objective of this class is to gain a detailed under­
MACS332, MACS407, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
standing about the options available to a computer architect
ture; 3 semester hours.
when designing a computer system along with quantitative
MACS556. MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE (I)
justifications for the options. All aspects of modern computer
Case studies of various models from mathematics, the sciences
architectures including instruction sets, processor design,
and engineering through the use of the symbolic software
memory system design, storage system design, multiproces­
package MATHEMATICA. Based on hands-on projects deal­
sors, and software approaches will be discussed. Prerequisite:
ing with contemporary topics such as number theory, discrete
MACS341, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
mathematics, complex analysis, special functions, classical
ter hours.
and quantum mechanics, relativity, dynamical systems, chaos
MACS565. DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS (II)
and fractals, solitons, wavelets, chemical reactions, popula­
Introduction to the design and use of distributed computer
tion dynamics, pollution models, electrical circuits, signal
systems based on networks of workstations and server
processing, optimization, control theory, and industrial math­
computers. Topics include theory, applications, systems and
ematics. The course is designed for graduate students and
case studies describing current approaches. Prerequisites:
scientists interested in modeling and using symbolic software
Undergraduate machine architecture or consent of instructor.
as a programming language and a research tool. It is taught in
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a computer laboratory. Prerequisites: Senior undergraduates
MACS566. ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT (II)
need consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Advanced issues in database management, with emphasis on
MACS561. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COM­
their application to scientific data. Topics to be covered in­
PUTER SCIENCE (I) Mathematical foundations of com­
clude: object-oriented database management, database rules,
puter science. Models of computation, including automata,
distributed databases, database design, transaction manage­
pushdown automata and Turing machines. Language models,
ment, query optimization, concurrency control, and man­
including alphabets, strings, regular expressions, grammars,
agement of scientific data. Each student develops a course
and formal languages. Predicate logic. Complexity analysis.
project, as a vehicle for exploring and applying a database
Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
research issue. Prerequisite: MACS403 or equivalent. 3 hours
3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS562 APPLIED ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUC­
MACS567. ADVANCED OBJECT ORIENTED SOFTWARE
TURES (II) Industry competitiveness in certain areas is often
ENGINEERING (II) Advanced software engineering con­
based on the use of better algorithms and data structures. The
cepts, with emphasis on how to develop object-oriented
objective of this class is to survey some interesting applica­
application programs. The entire software lifecycle is dis­
tion areas and to understand the core algorithms and data
cussed: requirements analysis, program design, implementa­
structures that support these applications. Application areas
tion, debugging and testing. Seamless program development
could change with each offering of the class, but would in­
is emphasized, in which the development process is an incre­
clude some of the following: VLSI design automation, com­
mental refinement of a computer model of real-world objects.
putational biology, mobile computing, computer security, data
Examples in the course are from scientific application pro­
compression, web search engines, geographical information
grams. The object-oriented use of the C++ language is taught
systems. Prerequisite: MACS406, or consent of instructor.
and used in assignments. Prerequisite: Knowledge of C or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
C++. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS570. NEURAL NETWORKS (I) This course explores
Prerequisites: MACS262 and MACS323, or consent of in­
the theory behind neural networks, and focuses on the appli­
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cation of this technology to real problems in areas as diverse
MACS598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe­
as DNA pattern recognition, robot control, hazardous waste
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
remediation, and forensics. For the prepared student, this
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
course also facilitates a transition from doing coursework to
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
producing publishable research. Skills required to understand,
credit hours.
critique, and extend existing research are emphasized. An
introductory series of lectures is followed by more in-depth
MACS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
study of current research topics. Depending on a student’s
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
background, the course project is either a literature survey or
member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
application or exploration of a neural network method of the
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent
student’s choice. Prerequisite: MACS404. 3 hours lecture;
Study form must be completed and submitted to the Regis­
3 semester hours.
trar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MACS571. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) Artificial
MACS610. ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIFFERENTIAL
Intelligence (AI) is the subfield of computer science that
EQUATIONS (II) Topics from current research in ordinary
studies how to automate tasks for which people currently
and/or partial differential equations; for example, dynamical
exhibit superior performance over computers. Historically,
systems, advanced asymptotic analysis, nonlinear wave prop­
AI has studied problems such as machine learning, language
agation, solitons. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
understanding, game playing, planning, robotics, and machine
lecture; 3 semester hours.
vision. AI techniques include those for uncertainty manage­
MACS614. ADVANCED TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHE­
ment, automated theorem proving, heuristic search, neural
MATICS (I) Topics from current literature in applied mathe­
networks, and simulation of expert performance in special­
matics; for example, wavelets and their applications, calculus
ized domains like medical diagnosis. This course provides
of variations, advanced applied functional analysis, control
an overview of the field of Artificial Intelligence. Particular
theory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
attention will be paid to learning the LISP language for AI
3 semester hours.
programming. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture;
MACS616. INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
3 semester hours.
SEISMIC INVERSION (II) Introduction to high frequency
MACS572. COMPUTER NETWORKS II (II) This intro­
inversion techniques. Emphasis on the application of this
duction to computer networks covers the fundamentals of
theory to produce a reflector map of the earth’s interior and
computer communications, using TCP/IP standardized proto­
estimates of changes in earth parameters across those reflec­
cols as the main case study. This second course on computer
tors from data gathered in response to sources at the surface
networks covers the network layer, data link layer, and physi­
or in the interior of the earth. Extensions to elastic media are
cal layer of communication protocols in depth. Detailed top­
discussed, as well. Includes high frequency modeling of the
ics include routing (unicast, multicast, and broadcast), one
propagation of acoustic and elastic waves. Prerequisites:
hop error detection and correction, and physical topologies.
partial differential equations, wave equation in the time or
Other topics include the history of computer communications
frequency domain, complex function theory, contour inte­
and protocols for emerging networks (e.g., ad hoc networks
gration. Some knowledge of wave propagation: reflection,
and sensor networks). In addition, students will program
refraction, diffraction. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
client/server network applications and simulate a network
MACS650. ADVANCED TOPICS IN NUMERICAL
protocol in a network simulator. Prerequisite: MACS471.
ANALYSIS (II) Topics from the current literature in numeri­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal analysis and/or computational mathematics; for example,
MACS575. MACHINE LEARNING (II) The goal of
advanced finite element method, sparse matrix algorithms,
machine learning research is to build computer systems that
applications of approximation theory, software for initial value
learn from experience and that adapt to their environments.
ODE’s, numerical methods for integral equations. Prerequi­
Machine learning systems do not have to be programmed by
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
humans to solve a problem; instead, they essentially program
MACS660. ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER
themselves based on examples of how they should behave, or
SYSTEMS (II) Topics from the current literature in hardware
based on trial and error experience trying to solve the prob­
and software computer systems; for example, user interfaces,
lem. This course will focus on the methods that have proven
object oriented software engineering, database management,
valuable and successful in practical applications. The course
computer architectures, supercomputing, parallel processing,
will also contrast the various methods, with the aim of ex­
distributed processing, and algorithms. Prerequisite: Consent
plaining the situations in which each is most appropriate.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS691. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Presentation of
Metallurgical and Materials
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
Engineering
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi­
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
nar; 1 semester hour.
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
MACS692. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Presentation of
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi­
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
nar; 1 semester hour.
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
MACS693/GPGN551. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
Chemical Metallurgy
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
CHESTER J. VANTYNE, FIERF Professor
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Professor
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Statis­
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
tics estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation,
ARUN NADAN, Research Professor
imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and litho­
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President and Professor Emeritus
logic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent of de­
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
partment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
JOHN P. HAGER, Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extractive
MACS698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe­
Metallurgy
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Degrees Offered:
credit hours.
Master of Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering)
MACS699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Master of Science (Metallurgical and Materials
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
Engineering)
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgical and Materials
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Engineering)
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Program Description:
MACS701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
The program of study for the Master or Doctor of Philos­
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision
ophy degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is
of the graduate student’s advisory committee. 6 semester
selected by the student in consultation with her or his advi­
hours upon completion of thesis. Required of all candidates
sor, and with the approval of the Thesis Committee. The pro­
for the degree of Master of Science.
gram can be tailored within the framework of the regulations
MACS703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
of the Graduate School to match the student’s interests while
OPHY (I, II, S) Preparation of the doctor’s thesis under the
maintaining the main theme of materials engineering and
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee. 30
processing. There are three Areas of Specialization within the
semester hours upon completion of thesis.
Department: Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy; Physico­
chemical Processing of Materials; and, Ceramic Engineering.
MACS705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
OF SCIENCE (I, II, S) Research credit hours required for
The Department is home to five research centers: the Ad­
completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research
vanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory, the
must be carried out under the direct supervision of the gradu­
Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center;
ate student’s faculty advisor.
the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics; the Center for
Welding and Joining Research; and, the Kroll Institute for
MACS706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Extractive Metallurgy.
OF PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Research credit hours required
for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
Program Requirements:
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
The program requirements for the three graduate degrees
student’s faculty advisor.
offered by the Department are listed below:
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Master of Engineering degree: Two tracks are available
There is a standing schedule to offer the examinations during
as follows:
the last four to five weeks of the Spring and Fall semesters.
I. Undergraduate/graduate program*: i) a minimum of 36
However, intent to take the examinations must be declared
total semester-hours of acceptable course work; ii) case-
within the first month of the intended semester.
/independent-study course work component cannot ex­
Although there is no formal seminar-course requirement,
ceed 12 semester hours; and iii) submittal and
graduate students, both Master and Doctoral candidates, as
presentation, and subsequent acceptance by the Graduate
part of their professional development, are required to attend
Advisor, of a report which presents the results of a case
the Department seminars scheduled on Thursdays during the
study or an engineering development. (*See pp. 41–42,
Fall and Spring semesters.
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.)
Prerequisites:
II. Graduate Program: i) a minimum of 36 total semester-
The entering graduate-student in the Department of Metal­
hours of acceptable course work; ii) case-/independent-
lurgical and Materials Engineering must have completed an
study course-work cannot exceed 12 semester hours; and
undergraduate program equivalent to that required for the B.S.
iii) submittal and presentation, and subsequent acceptance
degree in: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Materials
by the Graduate Advisor ,of a report which presents the
Science or a related field. This should have included a back­
results of a case study or an engineering development.
ground in science fundamentals and engineering principles.
Master of Science degree: i) a minimum of 24 semester
A student, who possesses this background but has not taken
hours of acceptable course work and 12 semester hours of re­
specific undergraduate-courses in Metallurgical and Materi­
search credit; and, ii) submittal and successful oral-defense
als Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these course-
of a thesis, which presents the results of original scientific re­
deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study.
search or development.
Fields of Research:
Doctor of Philosophy degree: i) a minimum of 42 semes­
Synthesis, processing, and characterization of photovoltaic
ter hours of acceptable course work, which may include
materials
course credits (to be approved by the Thesis Committee) pre­
Optical phenomena of interfaces and composites
sented for the Master’s degree, provided that the degree was
High-Tc superconductors
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or a similar field.
Dielectrics and piezoelectrics
However, at least 21 hours of acceptable course work must be
Glasses and crystallizable glasses for electronics
taken at the Colorado School of Mines; ii) 30 semester hours
Ferroelectrics and ferroelectric thin films
of research credit; iii) a minimum of 12 semester hours of ac­
Porous ceramics and ceramic fibers
ceptable course work in a minor field of study; iv) a passing
Combustion synthesis of advanced materials
grade on written and oral examinations for the purpose of de­
Welding and joining of metals and dissimilar materials in­
termining that adequate preparation and the ability to conduct
cluding ceramics and composites
high-quality, independent research have been achieved; and,
Laser Processing of Materials
v) submittal and successful defense of a thesis, which pres­
Physical metallurgy
ents the results of original scientific research or development.
Mechanical metallurgy
Processing microstructure, and properties of advanced steels
Notes: a) The minor may include course work in depart­
Oxidation and corrosion of metals and ceramics
ments outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Interfacial phenomena
Department, or from one of the Areas of Specialization
Surface characterization of materials
within the Department, different from that selected by the
Composite materials
student as his/her major option. The minor must be approved
Preparation of ceramic powders
by the student’s Doctoral Committee and the committee
Pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgy
member delegated to represent the Minor Department.
Processing of industrial wastes
b) The examinations under iv) are specific to the student’s
Plasma synthesis and processing
declared Area of Specialization, and consist of a written and
Computer simulation techniques for design of new high-
oral component. The written examinations consist of a general-
performance materials
topics examination and an area-of-specialization examination.
Thin film/coating, processing, and characterization
The oral examination consists of responses by the student to
Environmentally benign materials processes
questions on the background, rationale and fundamentals re­
Semiconductor materials
lated to the student’s proposed research. A written document
Powder metallurgy
summarizing the student’s proposed research is presented to the
Aerospace structural materials
Examining Committee (different from the Thesis Committee)
Failure analysis and fracture mechanics of materials
prior to this event. The student delivers an oral presentation,
Forming of metals and other materials
reviewing the document at the start of the (oral) examination.
Fatigue of materials
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Description of Courses
formation, structure, crystallization, and properties will be
Undergraduate Courses
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi­
A maximum of nine hours of 400-level credits, with the
tions, manufacturing processes, and applications. Prerequi­
approval of the Thesis Committee, may be applied towards
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or
the course-work requirement for a Master’s degree.
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN412/MLGN512.CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design, and man­
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc­
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN331. Co-requisite: MTGN424
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cermets.
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me­
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
LABORATORY (II) Projects designed to supplement the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lectures in MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw mate­
Examination of the interface between metallurgical process-
rials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal processing,
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, effluents
and finishing of ceramic materials will be covered. Principles
and their point sources in metallurgical processes such as
will be illustrated by case studies on specific ceramic materi­
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal­
als. A project to design a ceramic fabrication process is re­
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of metallurgical
quired. Field trips to local ceramic manufacturing operations
unit operations and unit processes with those applicable to
are included. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331, and
waste and effluent control, disposal and materials recycling
MTGN412/MLGN512 or Consent of the Instructor. 3 hours
are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost com­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ponents are also included for selected examples. Fundamen­
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
tals and applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites:
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec­
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi­
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
will be discussed, along with the functions, performance re­
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
quirements, and testing methods of materials for each type of
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
circuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture;
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
3 semester hours.
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisite: PHGN200,
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY (I)
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or Con­
Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction
sent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hyrdometallurgy,
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo­
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi­
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
site: MTGN334, MTGN351, MTGN461, MTGN352. Co-
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop­
requisite: MTGN433 or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture;
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including com­
2 semester hours.
posites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re­
MLGN501, MTGN412 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec­
fining of metals including emergent practices. Modifications
ture, 3 semester hours.
driven by environmental regulations and by energy minimi­
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
zation. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase diagrams
economic considerations. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours
for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in contact
lecture; 3 semester hours.
with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent of In­
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or Consent
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
of Instructor.
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
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MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR­
process control and for the design and analysis of experi­
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
ments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture,
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil­
3 semester hours
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco­
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor­
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
rosion protection including cathodic and anodic protection
surveys. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or Consent of Instructor.
and coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
lecture; 3 semester hours
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COM­
processes for metal extraction and refining using classical
POSITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, struc­
and direct-search optimization methods and classical process
ture, properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
control with the aid of chemical functions and thermodynamic
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor­
transfer operations. Examples from physicochemical and
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop­
physical metallurgy processes. Prerequisite: MTGN438 or
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN311, MTGN331, MTGN348,
Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in MTGN436.
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
Prerequisite: MTGN436 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
lab; 1 semester hour.
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials
MTGN442. ALLOY AND PHASE STABILITY (II) Phase
science and engineering principles involved in the various
equilibrium of solid solutions, primary and intermediate
steps of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device
phases, binary and ternary phase equilibrium diagrams,
packaging techniques and the processes and principles in­
multicomponent systems. Phase transformations in ferrous
volved. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
alloys, hardenability, heat treatment, surface modification,
3 semester hours.
alloying of steel, precipitation alloys and alloy design for cast
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
irons, stainless steels, and tool steels. Prerequisite: MTGN348
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis­
or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
testing techniques to illustrate the application of the fundamen­
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
tals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours. *A 3 semester-hour
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple­
graduate-course in the Materials Science Program (ML) and a
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
4 semester-hour undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON­
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem­
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular trans­
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
port properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and mass
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
diffusivity of materials encountered during processing opera­
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac­
tions. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation based
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
on the required balance of the conserved-quantity applied to
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature and
Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and statistical
concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity, mo­
techniques.Introduction to computer software for statistical
tion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
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(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
correlations - friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coeffi­
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
cients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow
MTGN475. Prerequisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semes­
behavior in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous-
ter hour.
Flow/Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug Flow
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of metal­
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
lurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to: Tutorials/
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of concepts
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
related to selected topics; and, Projects with the primary focus
offered only once. . Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
on the operating principles and use of modern electronic-
3 semester hours.
instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale systems in
conjunction with correlation and prediction strategies for
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315, MTGN351 and
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
work. Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo­
1 to 3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related to
the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of poly­
Graduate Courses
meric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Emphasis
Most courses are offered once every two years. However,
on forming and joining techniques for end item fabrication
those courses offered for which fewer than five students have
including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction injection
registered may be cancelled that semester. Courses at the
molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The design of
500-level are open to qualified seniors with approval of the
end items will be considered in relation to: materials selec­
Department and the Dean of the Graduate School. Courses at
tion, manufacturing engineering, properties, and applications.
the 600-level are open only to graduate students in good stand­
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
ing. A two-year course-schedule is available in the Depart­
ter hours.
ment office.
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction to
MTGN511. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND
plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of forg­
MATERIALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (I) Independent
ing, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet metal forming.
advanced work, not leading to a thesis. This may take the
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequi­
form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Selection
sites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390. 2 hours lec­
of assignment is arranged between student and a specific
ture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic
with consent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
MTGN466. DESIGN: SELECTION AND USE OF
MATERIALS (II) Selection of alloys for specific applica­
MTGN512. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND
tions, designing for corrosion resistant service, concept of
MATERIALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (II) Continua­
passivity, designing for wear resistant service, designing for
tion of MTGN511. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with con­
high temperature service and designing for high strength/
sent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
weight applications. Introduction to the aluminum, copper,
MTGN514. DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT
nickel, cobalt, stainless steel, cast irons, titanium and refrac­
PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS (I) Ceramic materi­
tory metal alloy-systems. Coating science and selection.
als science in the area of structural imperfections, their chem­
Prerequisite: MTGN348. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab;
istry, and their relation to mass and charge transport; defects
3 semester hours.
and diffusion, sintering, and grain growth with particular em­
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Intro­
phasis on the relation of fundamental transport phenomena to
duction to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
sintering and microstructure development and control. Pre­
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase trans­
requisites: DCGN209 or MTGN351; MT311 orConsent of
formations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress relief
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion and
years only.)
defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and, welding
MTGN516. MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC SYSTEMS
tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN477.
(II) Analysis of the chemical and physical processes con­
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
trolling microstructure development in ceramic systems.
Development of the glassy phase in ceramic systems and the
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resulting properties. Relationship of microstructure to chemi­
MTGN530. ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING (I)
cal, electrical, and mechanical properties of ceramics. Appli­
Physicochemical principles of gas-slag-metal reactions
cation to strengthening and toughening in ceramic composite
applied to the reduction of iron ore concentrates and to the
system. Prerequisite: Graduate status or Consent of Instructor.
refining of liquid iron to steel. The role of these reactions in
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
reactor design—blast furnace and direct iron smelting furnace,
MTGN517. REFRACTORIES (I) The manufacture, testing,
pneumatic steelmaking furnace, refining slags, deoxidation
and use of basic, neutral, acid, and specialty refractories are
and degassing, ladle metallurgy, alloying, and continuous
presented. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship be­
casting of steel. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or MTGN351 or
tween physical properties of the various refractories and their
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
uses in the metallurgical industry. Prerequisite: Consent of
(Fall of even years only.)
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN531. THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGICAL
MTGN518/MLGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMIC
AND MATERIALS PROCESSING (I) Application of thermo­
SYSTEMS (II) Application of one to four component oxide
dynamics to the processing of metals and materials, with em­
diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis on
phasis on the use of thermodynamics in the development and
refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
optimization of processing systems. Focus areas will include
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
entropy and enthalpy, reaction equilibrium, solution thermo­
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
dynamics, methods for analysis and correlation of thermo­
dynamics data, thermodynamic analysis of phase diagrams,
MTGN523/MLGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU­
thermodynamics of surfaces, thermodynamics of defect
TION CHEMISTRY (II) Solution and surface chemistry of
structures, and irreversible thermodynamics. Attention will
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequi­
be given to experimental methods for the measurement of
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamic quantities. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or Con­
(Spring of odd years only.)
sent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN526/MLGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MTGN534. CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
An introduction to the science and technology of particulate
A study of the steps required for development of a mineral
and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems. Inter­
recovery process. Technical, economic, and human factors
particle forces. Aggregation, network formation, percolation,
involved in bringing a process concept into commercial pro­
and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and mechani­
duction. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
cal properties. Application to solid-liquid separation opera­
3 semester hours.
tions (filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to ceramics
processing. Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of In­
MTGN535. PYROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II)
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
Detailed study of a selected few processes, illustrating the
years only.)
application of the principles of physical chemistry (both
thermodynamics and kinetics) and chemical engineering
MTGN527/ESGN562. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
(heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, plant design, fuel tech­
AND RECYCLING (II) Industrial case-studies, on the appli­
nology, etc.) to process development. Prerequisite: Consent
cation of engineering principles to minimize waste formation
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and to meet solid waste recycling challenges. Proven and
emerging solutions to solid waste environmental problems,
MTGN536. OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF METAL­
especially those associated with metals. Prerequisites:
LURGICAL SYSTEMS Application of modern optimization
ESGN500 and ESGN504 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
and control theory to the analysis of specific systems in extrac­
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tive metallurgy and mineral processing. Mathematical model­
ing, linear control analysis, dynamic response, and indirect
MTGN529. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
optimum seeking techniques applied to the process analysis of
Effluents, wastes, and their point sources associated with
grinding, screening, filtration, leaching, precipitation of metals
metallurgical processes, such as mineral concentration
from solution, and blast furnace reduction of metals. Prerequi­
and values extraction—providing for an interface between
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
metallurgical process engineering and the environmental-
engineering areas. Fundamentals of metallurgical unit oper­
MTGN537. ELECTROMETALLURGY (II) Electrochemical
ations and unit processes, applied to waste and effluents
nature of metallurgical processes. Kinetics of electrode reac­
control, recycling, and waste disposal. Examples which
tions. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction. Complex
incorporate engineering design and cost components are
electrode reactions. Mixed potential systems. Cell design and
included. Prerequisites: MTGN331 or Consent of Instructor.
optimization of electrometallurgical processes. Batteries and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fuel cells. Some aspects of corrosion. Prerequisite: Consent
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
even years only.)
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MTGN538. HYDROMETALLURGY (II) Kinetics of liquid-
propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec­
solid reactions. Theory of uniformly accessible surfaces. Hydro­
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
metallurgy of sulfide and oxides. Cementation and hydrogen
MTGN546. CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE
reduction. Ion exchange and solvent extraction. Physicochem­
MATERIALS (II) Mathematical description of creep
ical phenomena at high pressures. Microbiological metallurgy.
process. Mathematical methods of extrapolation of creep
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
data. Micromechanisms of creep deformation, including dis­
ter hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
location glide and grain boundary sliding. Study of various
MTGN539. PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING
high temperature materials, including iron, nickel, and cobalt
REACTOR DESIGN (II) Review of reactor types and ideal­
base alloys and refractory metals, and ceramics. Emphasis on
ized design equations for isothermal conditions. Residence
phase transformations and microstructure-property relation­
time functions for nonreacting and reacting species and its
ships. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
relevance to process control. Selection of reactor type for a
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
given application. Reversible and irreversible reactions in
MTGN547. PHASE EQUILIBRIUM IN MATERIALS
CSTR’s under nonisothermal conditions. Heat and mass
SYSTEMS (I) Phase equilibrium of uniary, binary, ternary,
transfer considerations and kinetics of gas-solid reactions
and multicomponent systems, microstructure interpretation,
applied to fluo-solids type reactors. Reactions in packed
pressure-temperature diagrams, determination of phase dia­
beds. Scale up and design of experiments. Brief introduction
grams. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
into drying, crystallization, and bacterial processes. Exam­
3 semester hours.
ples will be taken from current metallurgical practice. Pre­
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MTGN548. TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS (I)
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
Surface and interfacial phenomena, order of transformation,
grain growth, recovery, recrystallization, solidification, phase
MTGN541. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS (I)
transformation in solids, precipitation hardening, spinoidal
Electron theory of metals. Classical and quantum-mechanical
decomposition, martensitic transformation, gas metal reac­
free electron theory. Electrical and thermal conductivity,
tions. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
thermoelectric effects, theory of magnetism, specific heat,
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
diffusion, and reaction rates. Prerequisite: MTGN445.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN549. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FERROUS
ALLOYS (I) Development and review of solid state transfor­
MTGN542. ALLOYING THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND
mations and strengthening mechanisms in ferrous alloys.
PHASE STABILITY (II) Empirical rules and theories relat­
Application of these principles to the development of new
ing to alloy formation. Various alloy phases and constituents
alloys and processes such as high strength low alloy steels,
which result when metals are alloyed and examined in detail.
high temperature alloys, maraging steels, and case hardening
Current information on solid solutions, intermetallic
processes. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
compounds, eutectics, liquid immiscibility. Prerequisite:
ter hours.
MTGN445 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
MTGN551. ADVANCED CORROSION ENGINEERING (I)
Advanced topics in corrosion engineering. Case studies and
MTGN543. THEORY OF DISLOCATIONS (I) Stress field
industrial application. Special forms of corrosion. Advanced
around dislocation, forces on dislocations, dislocation reac­
measurement technique. Prerequisite: MTGN451. 3 hours
tions, dislocation multiplication, image forces, interaction with
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
point defects, interpretation of macroscopic behavior in light of
dislocation mechanisms. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
MTGN552/MLGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COM­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
POSITES Introduction to the processing, structure, properties
and applications of metal matrix and ceramic matrix compos­
MTGN544. FORGING AND DEFORMATION MODELING
ites. Importance of structure and properties of both the matrix
(I) Examination of the forging process for the fabrication of
and the reinforcement and the types of reinforcement utilized—
metal components. Techniques used to model deformation
particulate, short fiber, continuous fiber, and laminates. Em­
processes including slab equilibrium, slip line, upper bound
phasis on the development of mechanical properties through
and finite element methods. Application of these techniques
control of synthesis and processing parameters. Other physi­
to specific aspects of forging and metal forming processes.
cal properties such as electrical and thermal will also be ex­
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
amined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*: MTGN352, MTGN445/
ter hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
MLGN505*; or, Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I) Basic fracture
3 semester hours. (Summer of even years only.)
mechanics as applied to engineering materials, S-N curves,
MTGN553. STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS (II)
the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress
Strain hardening in polycrystalline materials, dislocation
effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack
interactions, effect of grain boundaries on strength, solid
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solution hardening, martensitic transformations, precipitation
termination of simulation models. Commercial computer-
hardening, point defects. Prerequisite: MTGN543 or concur­
based simulation-package to provide the experience and
rent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;3 semester hours. (Spring of
background necessary to build and analyze models of manu­
even years only.)
facturing and service operations such as ferrous and nonfer­
MTGN554. OXIDATION OF METALS (II) Kinetics of
rous alloy production, ceramic materials production, casting
oxidation. The nature of the oxide film. Transport in oxides.
and molding, forming, machining and finishing, joining,
Mechanisms of oxidation. The protection of high- tempera­
coating, electronic manufacturing, inspection and quality
ture metal systems. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
control, logistic processes, and service processes. Prerequi­
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN555/MLGN504. SOLID STATE THERMODY­
MTGN560. ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURES
NAMICS (I) Thermodynamics applied to solid state reac­
(II) Applications of the principles of physical and mechanical
tions, binary and ternary phase diagrams, point, line and planar
metallurgy to the analysis of metallurgical failures. Nonde­
defects, interfaces, and electrochemical concepts. Prerequi­
structive testing. Fractography. Case study analysis. Prerequi­
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(Spring of odd years only.)
MTGN556/MLGN506. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (I)
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
MTGN561. PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS FOR
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
AEROSPACE (I) Review of current developments in aero­
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
space materials with particular attention paid to titanium
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
alloys, aluminum alloys, and metal-matrix composites. Em­
phasis is on phase equilibria, phase transformations, and
MTGN557. SOLIDIFICATION (I) Heat flow and fluid flow
microstructure-property relationships. Concepts of innovative
in solidification, thermodynamics of solidification, nucleation
processing and microstructural alloy design are included where
and interface kinetics, grain refining, crystal and grain growth,
appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec­
constitutional supercooling, eutectic growth, solidification of
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
castings and ingots, segregation, and porosity. Prerequisite:
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN564 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF MATERIAL
(Fall of odd years only.)
BEHAVIOR (I) Examination of various constitutive models
which are used to characterize material behavior. Models for
MTGN558. MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING
elastic behavior, strain hardening, strain-rate hardening,
PROCESSES Theory and practice of management of manu­
creep, viscoplastic, cyclical hardening and nonisothermal
facturing operations. Topics include inventory control models;
behavior will be discussed. Experimental methods and data
factory dynamics and flow-through manufacturing processes;
analysis to determine various constitutive parameters will be
application of Little’s Queueing Law to relate cycle time,
described. Incorporation of these models in computer codes,
throughput and work-in-process; influence of variability on
especially finite element analyses. . Prerequisite: Consent of
utilization and process flow; bottleneck planning and the in­
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
fluence of bottleneck constraints on cycle time, throughput
years only.)
and work-in-process; batching laws; application of queueing
network theory for process analysis and optimization; shop­
MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
floor control and constant work-in-process control systems.
AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties of ceramics
Application of the principles of manufacturing management
and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of solids;
to processes such as casting and molding, forming, machin­
toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high temper­
ing and finishing, joining, coating, electronic manufacturing,
ature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep deforma­
inspection and quality control, logistic processes, and service
tion. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or Consent of
processes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
3 semester hours.
years only.)
MTGN559. SIMULATION OF MANUFACTURING AND
MTGN/MLGN 570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
SERVICE PROCESSES Introduction to the theory and prac­
Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and applications
tice of dynamic simulation of queueing systems such as those
through examination of the physiologic environment in con­
encountered in manufacturing systems and service operations.
junction with compositional and structural requirements of
Topics include generation of random numbers and random
tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and applications of
variates, discrete and continuous statistical distributions used
metals, ceramics and polymers, including implants, sensors,
for simulation, simulation dynamics, queueing systems, sta­
drug delivery, laboratory automation, and tissue engineering
tistical analysis of simulation output, entity transfer, convey­
are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or equivalent, or
ors, batching, statistical analysis of simulation output, and
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
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MTGN571. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGI­
EGGN320 or equivalent, MTGN475 or Consent of Instructor.
NEERING LABORATORY Basic instruction in advanced
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of odd years only.)
equipment and techniques in the field of extraction, mechani­
MTGN587. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING
cal or physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Selection and Con­
AND JOINING PROCESSES (I) Introduction to arc physics,
sent of Instructor. 3 to 9 hours lab ; 1 to 3 semester hours.
fluid flow in the plasma, behavior of high pressure plasma,
MTGN580. ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY (II)
cathodic and anodic phenomena, energy generation and
Weldability, defects, phase transformations, heat flow, pre­
temperature distribution in the plasma, arc stability, metal
heat treatment, post-heat treatment, heat affected zone, micro­
transfer across arc, electron beam welding processes, keyhole
structure, and properties. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
phenomena. Ohmic welding processes, high frequency weld­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
ing, weld pool phenomena. Development of relationships be­
MTGN581. WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTER­
tween physics concepts and the behavior of specific welding
ACTIVE CONTROLS (I) The science of welding heat
and joining processes. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PHGN300,
sources including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, electron
MACS315, MTGN475, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec­
beam and laser. The interaction of the heat source with the
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
workpiece will be explored and special emphasis will be
MTGN591. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
given to using this knowledge for automatic control of the
PROCESSES (I) Introduction to plasma physics, behavior of
welding process. Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of
low pressure plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, glow
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
discharge phenomena, glow discharge sputtering, magnetron
years only.)
plasma deposition, ion beam deposition, cathodic arc evapo­
MTGN582. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED
ration, electron beam and laser coating processes. Develop­
JOINTS (II) Mechanical metallurgy of heterogeneous
ment of relationships between physics concepts and the
systems, shrinkage, distortion, cracking, residual stresses,
behavior of specific coating processes. Prerequisite/
mechanical testing of joints, size effects, joint design, transi­
Co-requisite: PHGN300, MACS315, or Consent of Instructor.
tion temperature, fracture. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
MTGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
MTGN583. PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TEST­
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
ING AND EVALUATION (I) Introduction to testing methods;
special topics course. Topics chosen according to special
basic physical principles of acoustics, radiography, and electro­
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is
magnetism; statistical and risk analysis; fracture mechanics
generally offered only once.. Prerequisite: Consent of In­
concepts; design decision making, limitations and applications
structor. Variable hours lecture/lab; 1 to 6 semester hours.
of processes; fitness-for- service evaluations. Prerequisite:
MTGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
Graduate Status or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
MTGN584. NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES (II)
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Joining processes for which the base materials are not melted.
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
Brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding, explosive bonding,
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
and adhesive bonding processes. Theoretical aspects of these
MTGN631. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN METALLUR­
processes, as well as the influence of process parameters. Spe­
GICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS Physical principles
cial emphasis to the joining of dissimilar materials using these
of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Application to the
processes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
analysis of extraction metallurgy and other physicochemical
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315 or equivalent, or Consent
MTGN586. DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ASSEMBLIES Introduction to the concepts and analytical
MTGN671 ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY (I)
practice of designing weldments. Designing for impact, fa­
Experimental and analytical research in the fields of pro­
tigue, and torsional loading. Designing of weldments using
duction, mechanical, chemical, and/or physical metallurgy.
overmatching and undermatching criteria. Analysis of com­
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours;
bined stresses. Designing of compression members, column
3 semester hours.
bases and splices. Designing of built-up columns, welded plate
MTGN672. ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY (II)
cylinders, beam-to-column connections, and trusses. Design­
Continuation of MTGN671. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ing for tubular construction. Weld distortion and residual
stresses. Joint design. Process consideration in weld design.
MTGN696/MLGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
Welding codes and specifications. Estimation of welding
(II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and chemistry
costs. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MACS315 or equivalent,
underlying the control of deposition processes for thin films
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for a variety of applications—wear resistance, corrosion/
MTGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
oxidation resistance, decorative coatings, electronic and mag­
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
netic. Emphasis on the vapor deposition process variables
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
rather than the structure and properties of the deposited film.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Prerequisites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or equivalent courses
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
(Summer of odd years only.)
MTGN70l. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
MTGN697. MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF
(I, II) Master’s thesis supervision by advisor in collaboration
COATINGS AND THIN FILMS (I) Introduction to aqueous
with the Thesis Committee.
and non-aqueous chemistry for the preparation of an effective
MTGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
electrolyte; for interpretation of electrochemical principles
OPHY (I, II) Doctoral thesis supervision by advisor in col­
associated with electrodeposition; surface science to describe
laboration with the Thesis Committee.
surface structure and transport; interphasial structure includ­
ing space charge and double layer concepts; nucleation con­
MTGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
cepts applied to electrodeposition; electrocrystallization
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours re­
including growth concepts; factors affecting morphology and
quired for completion of the degree Master of Engineering.
kinetics; co-deposition of non-Brownian particles; pulse
Engineering design under the direct supervision of the fac­
electrodeposition; electrodeposition parameters and control;
ulty advisor.
physical metallurgy of electrodeposits; and, principles asso­
MTGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
ciated with vacuum evaporation and sputter deposition.
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
Factors affecting microstructural evolution of vacuum and
of the degree Master of Science. Research under the direct
sputtered deposits; nucleation of vapor and sputtered deposits;
supervision of the faculty advisor.
modeling of matter-energy interactions during co-deposition;
MTGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
and, Thornton’s model for coating growth. Prerequisite/
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
co-requisite: MACS315, MTGN351, MTGN352, or Consent
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research under
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
the direct supervision of the faculty advisor.
even years only.)
MTGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
semester hours per semester.
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Mining Engineering
requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
work and 12 semester credits of research, approved by stu-
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
dent’s graduate committee, plus a master’s thesis. The Master
M.U. OZBAY, Professor
of Science - Non-Thesis option must complete a minimum of
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
36 credit hours of course work of which 6 credit hours may
Institute
be applied towards the analytical report writing, if required.
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
The Master of Engineering degree (Engineer of Mines) in
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
Mining Engineering includes all the requirements for the M.S.
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Professor Emeritus
degree, with the sole exception that an “engineering report”
BAKI YARAR, Professor Emeritus
is required rather than a Master’s Thesis.
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, Associate Professor Emeritus
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mining and Earth
MANOHAR ARORA, Adjunct Associate Professor
Systems Engineering requires a total of 72 credit hours, be­
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
yond the bachelor’s degree of which research shall be no
Degrees Offered:
fewer than 24 credit hours. The usual departmental require­
Master of Engineering (Engineer of Mines)
ment is a minimum of 48 credit hours of course work and 24
Master of Science (Mining and Earth Systems
credit hours for research. The thesis must be successfully de­
Engineering)
fended before a doctoral committee.
Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Earth Systems
Prerequisites:
Engineering)
Students entering a graduate program for the master’s or
Program Description:
doctor’s degree are expected to have had much the same
undergraduate training as that required at Colorado School of
The program has two distinctive, but inherently interwoven
Mines in mining, if they are interested in the traditional mining
specialties.
specialty. Students interested in the Earth Systems engineer­
The Mining Engineering area or specialty is predomi­
ing specialty with different engineering sub-disciplinary
nantly for mining engineers and it is directed towards the
background may also require special mining engineering
traditional mining engineering fields. Graduate work is nor­
subjects depending upon their graduate program. Deficien­
mally centered around subject areas such as mine planning
cies if any, will be determined by the Department of Mining
and development and computer aided mine design, rock me­
Engineering on the basis of students’ education, experience,
chanics, operations research applied to the mineral industry,
and graduate study.
mine mechanization, mine evaluation, finance and manage­
For specific information on prerequisites, students are
ment and similar mining engineering topics.
encouraged to refer to a copy of the Mining Engineering
The Earth Systems Engineering area or specialty is
Department’s Departmental Guidelines and Regulations for
designed to be distinctly interdisciplinary by merging the
Graduate Students, available from the Mining Engineering
mining engineering fundamentals with civil, geotechnical,
Department.
environmental or other engineering into advanced study tracks
Required Curriculum:
in earth systems, rock mechanics and earth structural systems,
underground excavation, and construction systems. This spe­
Graduate students, depending upon their specialty and
cialty is open for engineers with different sub-disciplinary
backgroung may be required to complete three core courses
backgrounds, but interested in working and/or considering
during their program of study at CSM.
performing research in mining, tunneling, excavation and
These courses are:
underground construction areas.
MNGN508. Advanced Rock Mechanics
Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas
MNGN512 - Surface Mine Design
such as site characterization, environmental aspects, under­
MNGN516 - Underground Mining
ground construction and tunneling (including microtunneling),
In addition, all full-time graduate students are required to
excavation methods and equipment, mechanization of mines
register for and attend MNGN625 - Graduate Mining Semi­
and underground construction, environmental and manage­
nar each semester while in residence, except in the case of
ment aspects, modeling and design in geoengineering.
scheduling conflicts with other course(s) approved by the
Program Requirements:
thesis advisor.
The Master of Science degree in Mining and Earth Systems
Fields of Research:
Engineering has two options available. Master of Science ­
The Mining Engineering Department focuses on the fol­
Thesis and Master of Science - Non-Thesis. Thesis Option
lowing fundamental areas:
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Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Stability of Under­
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
ground Openings
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
Computerized Mine Design and Related Applications
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
(including Geostatistical Modeling)
or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
Advanced Integrated Mining Systems Incorporating Mine
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN Analysis of mine plant
Mechanization and Mechanical Mining Systems
elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling, de­
Underground Excavation (Tunneling) and Construction
watering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material handling
Site Characterization and Geotechnical Investigations,
systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: DCGN381,
Modeling and Design in Geoengineering.
MNGN312, MNGN314 or consent of lecturer. 0 hours
Rock Fragmentation
lecture, 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Mineral Processing, Communition, Separation Technology
Bulk Material Handling
MNGN418. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC­
TION. Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
Description of Courses
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta­
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre­
MNGN210, 314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instructor’s consent.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and bro­
Underground mining sections include design of coal and hard
ken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting
rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive ore
design and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite,
bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite:
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
SYGN101, credit or concurrent enrollment in EGGN320.
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
MNGN423. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
mining engineering. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
1 to 3 semester hours.
problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent. 3 hours lec­
ture; 3 semester hours
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
and humidity; stressing analysis and design of systems. Pre­
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
requisite: EGGN351, 371 and MNGN314. 2 hours lecture,
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora­
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys­
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment criteria,
support types and selection of support for underground exca­
tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escalation
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tunnels
and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures are
and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
DESIGN REPORT I (I) Preparation of phase I engineering
applications to surface and underground excavation. Prerequi­
report based on coordination of all previous work. Includes
site: EGGN320 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;
mineral deposit selection, geologic description, mining
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
method selection, ore reserve determination, and permit
process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design and
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
Successful implementation and management of surface and
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
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MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech­
DESIGN REPORT II (II) Preparation of formal engineering
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
report based on all course work in the mining option. Empha­
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
sis is on mine design, equipment selection, production sched­
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
uling and evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace­
lab; 2 semester hours.
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu­
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVIRON­
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MENT This course covers studies of the interface between
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
mining and metallurgical process engineering and environ­
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor­
mental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their point
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives en­
sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as min­
gineering and science applications as they apply to industry
eral concentration, value extraction and process metallurgy
and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations and
MNGN 333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl­
unit processes with those applicable to waste and effluent
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap­
control, disposal and materials recycling are covered. Engi­
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
neering design and engineering cost components are also in­
concept modeling and their project development and presen­
cluded for some examples chosen. The ratio of fundamentals
tation will demonstrate student’s progress.
to applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: consent of
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc­
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica­
Rock mass classification and strength determinatiosn, geo­
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
operations. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
statistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
lab; 3 semester hours.
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con­
terming physical properties required for slope design. Appli­
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
cation of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to
slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
lecture. 3 hours semester hours.
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
MNGN460 INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
This course describes the engineering principles and prac­
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
tices associated with quarry mining operations related to the
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
cement and aggregate industries. The course will cover re­
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, 321, 414,
source definition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and
EGGN329 and DCGN381 or EGGN384. Concurrent enroll­
processing of minerals for cement and aggregate production.
ment with the consent of instructor permitted. 3 hours lecture,
Permitting issues and reclamation, particle sizing and envi­
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ronmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite:
MNGN312, MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or consent
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elementary
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
probability theory and its applications in engineering and
sciences; discrete and continuous probability distributions;
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on appli­
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
cations in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
MACS112 and MNGN 210. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
of lab. 3 semester hours.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re­
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con­
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques in rock
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in rocks. Ana­
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
lytical, numerical modeling and empirical design methods.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock engineer­
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ing designs. Excavation design examples for shafts, tunnels,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of struc­
Graduate Courses
tures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation.
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with per­
Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s consent. 3 hours lec­
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
ture; 3 semester hours.
600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
MNGN511. MINING INVESTIGATIONS (I, II) Investiga­
Graduate School.
tional problems associated with any important aspect of
MNGN501. REGULATORY MINING LAWS AND CON­
mining. Choice of problem is arranged between student and
TRACTS (I) Basic fundamentals of engineering law, regu­
instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture, con­
lations of federal and state laws pertaining to the mineral
sultation, lab, and assigned reading; 2 to 4 semester hours.
industry and environment control. Basic concepts of mining
MNGN512. SURFACE MINE DESIGN Analysis of ele­
contracts. Offered in even numbered years. Prerequisite:
ments of surface mine operation and design of surface min­
Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing system components with emphasis on minimization of
Offered in even years.
adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient
MNGN505. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
long-range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and
Underground mining sections include design of coal and hard
cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 3 hours lecture;
rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive ore
3 semester hours.
bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
MNGN513 ADVANCED SURFACE MINE DESIGN (II)
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
This course introduces students to alternative open pit plan­
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
ning and design concepts. Course emphasis is on optimiza­
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
tion aspects of open pit mine design. Topics include 3-D
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
ultimate pit limit algorithms and their applications; computer
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
aided haul road and dump designs; heuristic long- and short-
problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent. 3 hours lec­
term pit scheduling techniques; parametrization concepts;
ture; 3 semester hours
mathematical optimization for sequencing and scheduling;
MNGN506. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
ore control and truck dispatching. Design procedures are
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
illustrated by case studies using various computer programs.
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
Prerequisite: MNGN308, MNGN312, or consent of instruc­
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora­
MNGN514. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals of
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys­
robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is on
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are mining applica­
support types and selection of support for underground exca­
tions, introduction and history of mobile robotics, sensors,
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tunnels
including vision, problems of sensing variations in rock prop­
and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
erties, problems of representing human knowledge in control
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinematics, and path
MNGN507. ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING (I)
finding. Prerequisite: MACS404 or consent of instructor.
An advanced study of the theories of rock penetration includ­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
ing percussion, rotary, and rotary percussion drilling. Rock
MNGN515. MINE MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMA­
fragmentation including explosives and the theories of blast­
TION. This course will provide an in-depth study of the cur­
ing rock. Application of theory to drilling and blasting prac­
rent state of the art and future trends in mine mechanization
tice at mines, pits, and quarries. Prerequisite: MNGN407.
and mine automation systems for both surface and underground
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
mining, review the infrastructure required to support mine
MNGN508. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
automation, and analyze the potential economic and health
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displacements
and safety benefits. Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN314,
induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ stress.
MNGN316, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation behavior of
lab; 3 semester hours. Fall of odd years.
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MNGN516. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN Selection,
MNGN523. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
design, and development of most suitable underground
mining engineering, incorporating lectures, laboratory work
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
or independent study, depending on needs. This course may
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
be repeated for additional credit only if subject material is
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
different. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 to 4 semester
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
hours.
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac­
MNGN525. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL TECH­
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates.
NIQUES IN ROCK MECHANICS (I) Principles of stress
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
and infinitesimal strain analysis are summarized, linear con­
3 semester hours.
stitutive laws and energy methods are reviewed. Continuous
MNGN517. ADVANCED UNDERGROUND MINING (II)
and laminated models of stratified rock masses are introduced.
Review and evaluation of new developments in advanced
The general concepts of the boundary element and finite
underground mining systems to achieve improved produc­
element methods are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the
tivity and reduced costs. The major topics covered include:
boundary element approach with displacement discontinui­
mechanical excavation techniques for mine development and
ties, because of its relevance to the modeling of the extrac­
production, new haulage and vertical conveyance systems,
tion of tabular mineral bodies and to the mobilization of
advanced ground support and roof control methods, mine
faults, joints, etc. Several practical problems, selected from
automation and monitoring, new mining systems and future
rock mechanics and subsidence engineering practices, are
trends in automated, high productivity mining schemes.
treated to demonstrate applications of the techniques. Pre­
Prerequisite: Underground Mine Design (e.g., MNGN314).
requisite: MNGN321, EGGN320, or equivalent courses,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS455 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN518. ADVANCED BULK UNDERGROUND MINING
3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
TECHNIQUES This course will provide advanced knowl­
MNGN526. MODELING AND MEASURING IN GEO­
edge and understanding of the current state-of-the-art in de­
MECHANICS (II) Introduction to instruments and instru­
sign, development, and production in underground hard rock
mentation systems used for making field measurements (stress,
mining using bulk-mining methods. Design and layout of
convergence, deformation, load, etc.) in geomechanics. Tech­
sublevel caving, block caving, open stoping and blasthole
niques for determining rock mass strength and deformability.
stoping systems. Equipment selection, production scheduling,
Design of field measurement programs. Interpretation of
ventilation design, and mining costs. Prerequisites: MNGN314,
field data. Development of predictive models using field data.
MNGN516, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
Introduction to various numerical techniques (boundary ele­
lab; 3 semester hours. Spring of odd years.
ment, finite element, FLAC, etc.) for modeling the behavior
MNGN519. ADVANCED SURFACE COAL MINE DESIGN
of rock structures. Demonstration of concepts using various
(II) Review of current manual and computer methods of re­
case studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of
serve estimation, mine design, equipment selection, and mine
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
planning and scheduling. Course includes design of a surface
Offered in odd years.
coal mine for a given case study and comparison of manual and
MNGN527. THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS Classical
computer results. Prerequisite: MNGN312, 316, 427. 2 hours
methods for the analysis of stresses in plate type structure are
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
presented first. The stiffness matrices for plate element will
MNGN520. ROCK MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND
be developed and used in the finite element method of analy­
COAL MINING (I) Rock mechanics consideration in the
sis. Membrane and bending stresses in shells are derived.
design of room-and-pillar, longwall, and shortwall coal min­
Application of the theory to tunnels, pipes, pressures vessels,
ing systems. Evaluation of bump and outburst conditions and
and domes, etc., will be included. Prerequisites: EGGN320.
remedial measures. Methane drainage systems. Surface sub­
3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
sidence evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN321. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of geology and
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
the geologist in the development and production stages of a
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
mining operation. Topics addressed: mining operation se­
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
quence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve estima­
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
tion, economic evaluation, permitting, support functions.
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation, exercises and
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or per­
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
mission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab­
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
oratory: 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
hours.
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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 and
munications as applied in the mining industry. Prerequisite:
system components. Describe the current state-of-the-art tech­
Any course in computer programming. 2 hours lecture,
nology, operational practice, trade-offs of the system design
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and risk. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN320, GEOC408 or
MNGN536. OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY Analysis of exploration, min­
Offered alternate even years.
ing, and metallurgy systems using statistical analysis. Monte
MNGN559/EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE
Carlo methods, simulation, linear programming, and computer
MEDIA (1) This course allows students to establish funda­
methods. Prerequisite: MNGN433 or consent of instructor.
mental knowledge of quasi-static and dynamic particle be­
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in
havior that is beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling
even years.
processes in the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geo­
MNGN538. GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTIMA­
physics, physics, and mining engineering. Issues of interst
TION (I) Introduction to the application and theory of geo­
are the definition of particl size and size distribution, particle
statistics in the mining industry. Review of elementary
shape, nature of packing, quasi-static behavior under differ­
statistics and traditional ore reserve calculation techniques.
ent external loading, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical
Presentation of fundamental geostatistical concepts, includ­
modeling of particulate flows, molecular dynamic simula­
ing: variogram, estimation variance, block variance, kriging,
tions, and a brief introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows.
geostatistical simulation. Emphasis on the practical aspects
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
of geostatistical modeling in mining. Prerequisite: MACS323
ter hours. Fall semesters, every other year.
or equivalent course in statistics; graduate or senior status.
MNGN550. NEW TECHNIQUES IN MINING (II) Review
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of various experimental mining procedures, including a criti­
MNGN539. ADVANCED MINING GEOSTATISTICS (II)
cal evaluation of their potential applications. Mining methods
Advanced study of the theory and application of geostatistics
covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassification
in mining engineering. Presentation of state-of-the-art geo­
of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution mining of solu­
statistical concepts, including: robust estimation, nonlinear
ble minerals, in situ leaching of metals, geothermal power
geostatistics, disjunctive kriging, geostatistical simulation,
generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope caving,
computational aspects. This course includes presentations by
electro-thermal rock penetration and fragmentation. Prerequi­
many guest lecturers from the mining industry. Emphasis on
site: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
the development and application of advanced geostatistical
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
techniques to difficult problems in the mining industry today.
MNGN452/MNGN552. SOLUTION MINING AND PRO­
Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent and approval of depart­
CESSING OF ORES Theory and application of advanced
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
methods of extracting and processing of minerals, underground
MNGN545/445 ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc­
or in situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
materials, by minimization of the traditional surface process­
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo­
ing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
impacts. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate status; instructor’s
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
consent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
MNGN585. MINING ECONOMICS (I) Advanced study in
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
mine valuation with emphasis on revenue and cost aspects.
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
Topics include price and contract consideration in coal, metal
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
and other commodities; mine capital and operating cost esti­
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de­
mation and indexing; and other topics of current interest. Pre­
termining physical properties required for slope design. Ap­
requisite: MNGN427 or EBGN504 or equivalent. 3 hours
plication of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock en­
MNGN590. MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING
vironments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lec­
(II) This course provides a comprehensive review of the
ture. 3 hours semester hours.
existing and emerging mechanical excavation technologies
MNGN549/EGES549. MARINE MINING SYSTEMS (I)
for mine development and production in surface and under­
Define interdisciplinary marine mining systems and opera-
ground mining. The major topics covered in the course in-
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clude: history and development of mechanical excavators,
MNGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
theory and principles of mechanical rock fragmentation, design
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis conducted
and performance of rock cutting tools, design and operational
under supervision of the graduate student’s advisory commit­
characteristics of mechanical excavators (e.g. continuous
tee. 30 semester hours.
miners, roadheaders, tunnel boring machines, raise drills,
MNGN704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
shaft borers, impact miners, slotters), applications to mine
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours re­
development and production, performance prediction and geo­
quired for completion of the degree Master of Engineering ­
technical investigations, costs versus conventional methods,
thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the di­
new mine designs for applying mechanical excavators, case
rect supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
histories, future trends and anticipated developments and novel
rock fragmentation methods including water jets, lasers,
MNGN705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
microwaves, electron beams, penetrators, electrical discharge
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
and sonic rock breakers. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status.
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
dent’s faculty advisor.
MNGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
MNGN706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con­
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
faculty advisor.
MNGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
GOGN501. SITE INVESTIGATION AND CHARACTERI­
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
ZATION An applications oriented course covering: geologi­
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
cal data collection, geophysical methods for site investigation;
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
hydrological data collection; materials properties determina­
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tion; and various engineering classification systems. Presen­
tation of data in a format suitable for subsequent engineering
MNGN625. GRADUATE MINING SEMINAR (I, II) Dis­
design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Introductory courses
cussions presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting
in geology, rock mechanics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lec­
lecturers on research and development topics of general in­
ture; 3 semester hours.
terest. Required of all graduate students in mining engineer­
ing every semester during residence. 1 semester hour upon
GOGN502. SOLID MECHANICS APPLIED TO ROCKS
completion of thesis or residence.
An introduction to the deformation and failure of rocks and
rock masses and to the flow of groundwater. Principles of
MNGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
displacement, strain and stress, together with the equations of
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
equilibrium are discussed. Elastic and plastic constitutive
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
laws, with and without time dependence, are introduced.
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con­
Concepts of strain hardening and softening are summarized.
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Energy principles, energy changes caused by underground
MNGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
excavations, stable and unstable equilibria are defined. Fail­
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ure criteria for intact rock and rock masses are explained.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub­
Principles of numerical techniques are discussed and illus­
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen­
trated. Basic laws and modeling of groundwater flows are
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Rock Mechanics.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT­
GOGN503. CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
LABORATORY An applications oriented course covering:
library work for the Master of Engineering report under super­
Advanced rock testing procedures; dynamic rock properties
vision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of can­
determination; on-site measurements; and various rock mass
didates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semester
modeling approaches. Presentation of data in a format suit­
hours upon completion of report.
able for subsequent engineering design will be emphasized.
MNGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology, rock mechan­
(I, II) Laboratory, field , or library work on an original inves­
ics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tigation for the master’s thesis under supervision of the grad­
GOGN504. SURFACE STRUCTURES IN EARTH
uate student’s advisory committee. 6 semester hours upon
MATERIALS Principles involved in the design and con­
completion of thesis.
struction of surface structures involving earth materials.
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Slopes and cuts. Retaining walls. Tailing dams. Leach
Petroleum Engineering
dumps. Foundations. Piles and piers. Extensive use of case
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
examples. Prerequisites: GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503.
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
GOGN505. UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION IN ROCK
LARRY G. CHORN, Associate Professor
Components of stress, stress distributions, underground exca­
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
vation failure mechanisms, optimum orientation and shape of
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
excavations, excavation stability, excavation support design,
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
ground treatment and rock pre-reinforcement, drill and blast
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Professor
excavations, mechanical excavation, material haulage, venti­
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Research Professor
lation and power supply, labor requirements and training,
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
scheduling and costing of underground excavations, and case
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
histories. Prerequisites: GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503.
Degrees Offered:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
GOGN506. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Master of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)
Normal project initiation, design procedures, project financ­
Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
ing, permitting and environmental impacts, preparation of
plans and specifications, contract award, notice to proceed
Doctor of Philosophy (Petroleum Engineering)
and legal requirements. Construction alternatives, contract
Program Description:
types, standard contract language, bidding and estimating
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers students a
and contract awarding procedures. Construction inspection
choice of a Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of
and control methods and completion procedures. Conflict
Engineering (ME) degree. For the MS degree, a thesis is
resolution, administrative redress, arbitration and litigation.
required in addition to course work. For the ME degree, no
Time and tonnage based incentive programs. The role of ex­
thesis is required, but the course work requirement is greater
perts. Prerequisite: College-level in Microeconomics or Engi­
than that for the MS degree. After admission to the graduate
neering Economy. Degree in Engineering. 2 hours lecture;
program, students may change from ME to MS, or vice
2 semester hours.
versa, according to their needs and interests. The Petroleum
GOGN625. GEO-ENGINEERING SEMINAR Discussions
Engineering Department also offers CSM undergraduate
presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting lectures
students the option of a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
on research and development topics of general interest. Re­
Program. This is an accelerated program that provides the
quired of all graduate students in Geo-Engineering every
opportunity to the CSM students to have a head start on grad­
semester, during residence. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geo-
uate education.
Engineering Program. 1 semester hour upon completion of
Applications from students having an ME or MS in Petro­
thesis or residence.
leum Engineering, or in another discipline, will be considered
for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.
To obtain the Ph.D. degree, a student must demonstrate un­
usual competence, creativity, and dedication in the degree
field. In addition to extensive course work, a dissertation is
required for the Ph.D. degree.
Program Requirements:
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
Master of Engineering
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
Master of Science
Minimum 36 hours, of which no less than 12 credit hours
earned by research and 24 credit hours by course work
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program
The same requirements as Master of Engineering after the
student is granted full graduate status. Students in the Com­
bined Undergraduate/Graduate Program may fulfill part of
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the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
9 credit hours may be transferred from another institution.
6 credit hours of undergraduate course credits upon approval
Up to 9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied to
of the department.
the degree. All courses must be approved by the department
Doctor of Philosophy
head. For the MS degree, the student must demonstrate abil­
Minimum 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree of
ity to observe, analyze, and report original scientific research.
which no less than 30 credit hours earned by research, or
For other requirements, refer to the general instructions of
minimum 54 credit hours beyond the Master’s degree of
the Graduate School in this bulletin.
which no less than 30 credit hours earned by research
The requirements for the Combined Undergraduate/
Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineer­
Graduate Program are defined in the section of this Bulletin
ing, and the Geophysics Departments share oversight for the
titled “Graduate Degrees and Requirements—V. Combined
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems pro­
Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.” After the student is
gram through a committee consisting of one faculty member
granted full graduate status, the requirements are the same as
from each department. Students gain admission to the pro­
those for the non-thesis Master of Engineering degree. The
gram by application to any of the three sponsoring depart­
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program allows students
ments. Students are administered by that department into
to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
which they first matriculate. A minimum of 36 credit hours
including up to 6 credit hours of their undergraduate course
of course credit is required to complete the Professional Mas­
credits upon approval of the department. For other require­
ters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program. Up to 9 credits
ments, refer to the general directions of the Graduate School
may be earned by 400 level courses. All other credits toward
in this bulletin.
the degree must be 500 level or above. At least 9 hours must
A candidate for the Ph.D. must complete at least 60 hours
consist of:
of course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research
1 course selected from the following:
beyond the Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 hours of course
GPGN419/ PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and
credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research beyond
Formation Evaluation
the Master’s degree. The credit hours to be counted toward a
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
Ph.D. are dependent upon approval of the student’s graduate
committee. Students who enter the Ph.D. program with a
2 courses selected from the following:
Bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 24 graduate credit
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multidisciplinary
hours from another institution with the approval of the gradu­
Petroleum Design
ate advisor from the Petroleum Engineering Department and
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated
the department head. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
Exploration and Development
with a master’s degree may transfer up to 36 credit hours of
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated
course and research work from another institution upon ap­
Exploration and Development
proval by the graduate advisor from the Petroleum Engineer­
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each from
ing Department and the department head. Ph.D. students
the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18 hours may
must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of their re­
consist of graduate courses from any of the 3 participating
quired course credit in a minor program of study. The stu-
departments, or other courses approved by the committee. Up
dent’s faculty advisor, thesis committee, and the department
to 6 hours may consist of independent study, including an in­
head must approve the course selection. The Ph.D. students
dustry project.
are also required to demonstrate proficiency in a second lan­
Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Engineering
guage other than English. Full-time Ph.D. students must sat­
degree must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate
isfy the following requirements for admission to candidacy
course credit. At least 27 of the credit hours must be from the
within the first two calendar years after enrolling as a regular
Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to 12 graduate credit
degree student:
hours can be transferred from another institution, and up to
i) have a thesis committee appointment form on file,
9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied to the
ii) complete all prerequisite and core courses successfully,
degree. All courses must be approved by the department
head. No graduate committee is required. No more than six
iii) demonstrate adequate preparation for and satisfactory
credit hours can be earned through independent study.
ability to conduct doctoral research by successfully
completing a series of written and/or oral examinations
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must complete
and fulfilling the other requirements of their graduate
at least 24 graduate credit hours of course work, approved by
committees.
the candidate’s graduate committee, and a minimum of 12
hours of research credit. At least 15 of the course credit hours
Failure to fulfill these requirements within the time
must be from the Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to
limits specified above may result in immediate discretionary
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dismissal from the Ph.D. program according to the procedure
Research projects may involve professors and graduate
outlined in the section of this Bulletin titled “General Regula-
students from other disciplines–Geology, Geophysics, Chem­
tions—Unsatisfactory Academic Performance—Unsatisfactory
ical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and others – in
Academic Progress Resulting in Probation or Discretionary
addition to Petroleum Engineering. Projects often include
Dismissal.” For other requirements, refer to the general
off-campus laboratories, institutes, and other resources.
directions of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
The Petroleum Engineering Department houses two
Applying for Admission:
research centers and two consortia.
To apply for admission, follow the procedure outlined in
Research Centers
the general section of this bulletin. Three letters of recom­
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies
mendation must accompany the application. The Petroleum
(MCERS)
Engineering Department requires the General test of the
Center for Earth Mechanics, Materials, and Character­
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The applicants for the
ization (EM2C).
Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs are
required to have 600 or better and applicants for the Ph.D.
Research Consortia
program are expected to have 700 or above on the quantitative
Consortium for Integrated Flow Modeling (CIFM)
part of the GRE exam. The applicants whose native language
Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST)
is not English are also expected to provide satisfactory scores
Consortium.
on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam
Special Features:
as specified in the general section of this bulletin.
In an exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering
Required Curriculum:
Departments of the Mining University of Leoben, Austria,
A student in the graduate program selects course work by
Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the University of
consultation with the Faculty Advisor and with the approval
Adelaide, Australia, a student may spend one semester abroad
of the graduate committee. Course work is tailored to the
during graduate studies and receive full transfer of credit
needs and interests of the student.
back to CSM with prior approval of the Petroleum Engi­
All PE graduate students are required to complete 3 credit
neering Department at CSM.
hours of course work in writing, research, or presentation
The Petroleum Engineering Department is located in a
intensive classes, such as LICM501, LICM598, SYGN501,
recently renovated structure in the foothills west of Denver.
and SYGN600, as agreed by their graduate advisor. Also,
The laboratory wing, completed in late 1993, has 20,000
students who do not have a BS degree in PE must take the
square feet of space, with about $2 million of equipment
deficiency courses as required by the department as soon as
acquired in recent years.
possible in their graduate programs.
The Petroleum Engineering Department enjoys strong
Fields of Research:
association with the Geology and Geophysics Departments
Current research topics include
at CSM. Courses that integrate the faculty and interests of
Rock and fluid properties, phase behavior, and rock
the three departments are taught at the undergraduate and
mechanics
graduate levels.
Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow in
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
porous media
companies and laboratories, and geologic outcrops of pro­
Formation evaluation, well test analysis, and reservoir
ducing formations. There are many opportunities for summer
characterization
and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry in the
Oil recovery processes
Denver metropolitan region.
Natural gas engineering, coalbed methane, and geot­
Each summer, some graduate students assist with the field
hermal energy
sessions for undergraduate students. In the past, the field ses­
Completion and stimulation of wells
sion students have visited oil and gas operations in Europe,
Horizontal and multilateral wells
Alaska, Canada, Southern California, the Gulf Coast, and
Fluid flow in wellbores, and artificial lift
western Colorado.
Drilling mechanics, directional drilling, extraterrestrial
drilling, ice coring and drilling
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages stu­
Bit vibration analysis, tubular buckling and stability,
dent involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engineers
wave propagation in drilling tubulars
and the American Association of Drilling Engineers. The de­
Laser technology in penetrating rocks
partment provides financial support for students attending the
Remediation of contaminated soils and aquifers
SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
Economics and management
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Description of Courses
PEGN502. ADVANCED DRILLING FLUIDS The physical
Undergraduate Courses
properties and purpose of drilling fluids are investigated.
Students in Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir
Emphasis is placed on drilling fluid design, clay chemistry,
Systems, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and
design, and testing; and solids control. Prerequisite:
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree programs may
PEGN311 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
take up to 9 credit hours of 400-level courses provided that
lab; 3 semester hours.
these courses are not required for the BS PE program at
PEGN503/GEGN503/GPGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO­
CSM. The department should approve all such courses. The
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work alone and
following 400-level courses in the Petroleum Engineering
in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley
Department are not required for BS PE degree and may be
fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
considered for graduate degree credit. Other 400-level
course that shows students how to characterize and model
courses may be available in the other departments.
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth­
PEGN408/EGES408. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
TECHNOLOGY (II) Introduction to offshore technology for
engineering. Activities and topics include field trips to sur­
exploration, drilling, production and transportation of petro­
face outcrops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms, reser­
leum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for determining
voir modeling of field performance, written exercises and
environmental forces, hydrodynamics, structural responses,
oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
and pipe flows for the design of platform, riser, subsea com­
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
pletion and pipeline systems, including environment-hydro-
PEGN504/GEGN504/GPGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO­
dynamic-structure interactions. System design parameters.
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work in multi­
Industry practice and the current state-of-the-art technology
disciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
for deep ocean drilling. Prerequisite: MACS315 or consent of
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The course addresses emerging technologies and timely
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
topics. Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling,
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
written exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite:
programs, directional and horizontal well planning, bit selec­
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, bottom hole assembly and drillstring design. This elective
PEGN505. HORIZONTAL WELLS: RESERVOIR AND
course is recommended for petroleum engineering majors
PRODUCTION ASPECTS This course covers the funda­
interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361.
mental concepts of horizontal well reservoir and production
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering with special emphasis on the new developments.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Group or individual
Each topic covered highlights the concepts that are generic to
study of any topic in the field of, or closely related to, petro­
horizontal wells and draws attention to the pitfalls of apply­
leum engineering. By consent of instructor. Hours per week
ing conventional concepts to horizontal wells without critical
and credit to be determined at time of registration.
evaluation. There is no set prerequisite for the course but
basic knowledge on general reservoir engineering concepts
Graduate Courses
is useful. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
PEGN506. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY METHODS
School. The 600-level courses are open only to students en­
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are reviewed from
rolled in Graduate School. Certain courses may vary from
both the qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Recovery
year to year, depending upon the number of students and
mechanisms and design procedures for the various EOR
their particular needs.
processes are discussed. In addition to lectures, problems 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
use of spreadsheets on personal computers and structured
PEGN507. INTEGRATED FIELD PROCESSING Integrated
FORTRAN programming on PCs or mainframes. Numerical
design of production facilities covering multistage separation
techniques will include methods for numerical quadrature,
of oil, gas, and water, multiphase flow, oil skimmers, natural
differentiation, interpolation, solution of linear and non­
gas dehydration, compression, crude stabilization, petroleum
linear ordinary differential equations, curve fitting and direct
fluid storage, and vapor recovery. Prerequisite: PEGN411 or
or iterative methods for solving simultaneous equations. Pre­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisites: PEGN414 and PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
PEGN508. ADVANCED ROCK PROPERTIES Application
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of rock mechanics and rock properties to reservoir engineer­
ing, well logging, well completion and well stimulation.
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Topics covered include: capillary pressure, relative perme­
PEGN516. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
ability, velocity effects on Darcy’s Law, elastic/mechanical
Production Engineering Overview. Course provides a broad
rock properties, subsidence, reservoir compaction, and sand
introduction to the practice of production engineering.
control. Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN426 or consent of
Covers petroleum system analysis, well stimulation (frac­
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
turing and acidizing), artificial lift (gas lift, sucker rod, ESP,
PEGN511. PHASE BEHAVIOR IN THE OIL AND GAS
and others), and surface facilities. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
INDUSTRY Essentials of thermodynamics for understand­
hours.
ing phase behavior. Modeling of phase behavior of single and
PEGN 517. DRILLING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
multi-component systems with equations of state and other
Drilling Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered in­
appropriate solution models in spreadsheets and commercial
clude overall drilling organization, contracting, and report­
PVT software. Special focus on paraffins, asphaltenes, natural
ing; basic drilling engineering principles and equipment;
gas hydrates, and mineral deposition. Prerequisite: ChEN357
drilling fluids, hydraulics, and cuttings transport; drillstring
or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se­
design; drill bits; drilling optimization; fishing operations;
mester hours.
well control; pore pressure and fracture gradients, casing
PEGN512. ADVANCED GAS ENGINEERING The physi­
points and design; cementing; directional drilling and hori­
cal properties and phase behavior of gas and gas condensates
zontal drilling. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
will be discussed. Flow through tubing and pipelines as well
PEGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
as through porous media is covered. Reserve calculations for
A detailed review of wireline well logging and evaluation
normally pressured, abnormally pressured and water drive
methods stressing the capability of the measurements to de­
reservoirs are presented. Both stabilized and isochronal deliv­
termine normal and special reservoir rock parameters related
erability testing of gas wells will be illustrated. Finally, gas
to reservoir and production problems. Computers for log
storage to meet peak load demand is also covered. Prerequi­
processing of single and multiple wells. Utilization of well
site: PEGN423 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se­
logs and geology in evaluating well performance before, dur­
mester hours.
ing, and after production of hydrocarbons. The sensitivity of
PEGN513. RESERVOIR SIMULATION I Mathematics for
formation evaluation parameters in the volumetric determina­
petroleum engineering calculations. Development of fluid
tion of petroleum in reservoirs. Prerequisite: PEGN419 or
flow equations pertinent to petroleum production. Solutions
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to diffusivity equations. Numerical reservoir simulation by
PEGN522. ADVANCED WELL STIMULATION Basic
finite differences and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
applications of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
problems. Hydraulic fracturing; acid fracturing, fracturing
ter hours.
simulators; fracturing diagnostics; sandstone acidizing; sand
PEGN514. PETROLEUM TESTING TECHNIQUES Inves­
control, and well bore stability. Different theories of formation
tigation of basic physical properties of petroleum reservoir
failure, measurement of mechanical properties. Review of re­
rocks and fluids. Review of recommended practices for test­
cent advances and research areas. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or
ing drilling fluids and oil well cements. Emphasis is placed
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
on the accuracy and calibration of test equipment. Quality re­
PEGN523. ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OIL
port writing is stressed. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 2 hours
AND GAS PROJECTS Determination of present value of
lecture, 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours. Required for students
oil properties. Determination of severance, ad valorem, wind­
who do not have a BS in PE.
fall profit, and federal income taxes. Analysis of profitability
PEGN515. RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
indicators. Application of decision tree theory and Monte
Reservoir Engineering overview. Predicting hydrocarbon in
Carlo methods to oil and gas properties. Economic criteria
place; volumetric method, deterministic and probabilistic
for equipment selection. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or
approaches, material balance, water influx, graphical tech­
EBGN504 or ChEN504 or MNGN427 or ChEN421 or
niques. Fluid flow in porous media; continuity and diffusivity
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equations. Well performance; productivity index for vertical,
PEGN524. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGE­
perforated, fractured, restricted, slanted, and horizontal wells,
MENT Business applications in the petroleum industry are
inflow performance relationship under multiphase flow con­
the central focus. Topics covered are: fundamentals of ac­
ditions. Combining material balance and well performance
counting, oil and gas accounting, strategic planning, oil and
equations. Future reservoir performance prediction; Muskat,
gas taxation, oil field deals, negotiations, and the formation
Tarner, Carter and Tracy methods. Fetkovich decline curves.
of secondary units. The concepts are covered by forming
Reservoir simulation; fundamentals and formulation, stream­
companies that prepare proforma financial statements, make
line simulation, integrated reservoir studies. 3 hours lecture,
deals, drill for oil and gas, keep accounting records, and
3 semester hours.
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negotiate the participation formula for a secondary unit. Pre­
procedures, and horizontal drilling techniques. Prerequisites:
requisite: PEGN422 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
PEGN311 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN538/EGES538. INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE
PEGN595. DRILLING OPERATIONS Lectures, seminars,
TECHNOLOGY Introduction to offshore engineering tech­
and technical problems with emphasis on well planning,
nology for exploration drilling, production and transportation
rotary rig supervision, and field practices for execution of
of petroleum in the ocean. Practical analysis methods for de­
the plan. This course makes extensive use of the drilling rig
termining environmental forces, structural response, and pipe
simulator. Prerequisite: PEGN311, or consent of instructor.
flow for the design of platforms, risers, subsea completion
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and pipeline systems, including environment-hydrodynamic-
PEGN596. ADVANCED WELL CONTROL Principles and
structure interactions. System design parameters. Industrial
procedures of pressure control are taught with the aid of a
practice and state-of-the-art technology for deep ocean
full-scale drilling simulator. Specifications and design of
drilling. Prerequisite MACS315 or consent of instructor.
blowout control equipment for onshore and offshore drilling
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
operations, gaining control of kicks, abnormal pressure detec­
PEGN541. APPLIED RESERVOIR SIMULATION Con­
tion, well planning for wells containing abnormal pressures,
cepts of reservoir simulation within the context of reservoir
and kick circulation removal methods are taught. Students
management will be discussed. Course participants will learn
receive hands-on training with the simulator and its periph­
how to use available flow simulators to achieve reservoir
eral equipment. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of instruc­
management objectives. They will apply the concepts to an
tor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours simulator; 3 semester hours.
open-ended engineering design problem. Prerequisites:
PEGN597. TUBULAR DESIGN Fundamentals of tubulars
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes­
(casing, tubing, and drill pipe) design applied to drilling. Major
ter hours.
topics covered include: Dogleg running loads. Directional
PEGN542. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR CHARAC­
hole considerations. Design criteria development. Effects of
TERIZATION The course introduces integrated reservoir
formation pressures. Stability loads after cementing. Effects
characterization from a petroleum engineering perspective.
of temperature, pressure, mud weights, and cement. Helical
Reservoir characterization helps quantify properties that in­
bending of tubing. Fishing loads. Micro-annulus problem.
fluence flow characteristics. Students will learn to assess and
Strengths of API tubulars. Abrasive wear while rotating drill
integrate data sources into a comprehensive reservoir model.
pipe. How to design for hydrogen sulfide and fatigue corro­
Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
sion. Connection selection. Common rig operating proce­
ture; 3 semester hours.
dures. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361 or equivalent, or
PEGN550. MODERN RESERVOIR SIMULATORS Students
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
will learn to run reservoir simulation software using a variety
PEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI­
of reservoir engineering examples. The course will focus on
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
the capabilities and operational features of simulators. Stu­
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
dents will learn to use pre- and post-processors, fluid prop­
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc­
erty analysis software, black oil and gas reservoir models,
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
and compositional models. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
PEGN577. WORKOVER DESIGN AND PRACTICE
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
Workover Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered in­
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
clude Workover Economics, Completion Types, Workover
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Design Considerations, Wellbore Cleanout (Fishing), Work-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari­
over Well Control, Tubing and Workstring Design, Slickline
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Operations, Coiled Tubing Operations, Packer Selection, Re­
PEGN601. APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF FLUID FLOW
medial Cementing Design and Execution, Completion Fluids,
IN POROUS MEDIA This course is intended to expose
Gravel Packing, and Acidizing. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
petroleum-engineering students to the special mathematical
hours.
techniques used to solve transient flow problems in porous
PEGN594. DIRECTIONAL AND HORIZONTAL DRILLING
media. Bessel’s equation and functions, Laplace and Fourier
Application of directional control and planning to drilling.
transformations, the method of sources and sinks, Green’s
Major topics covered include: Review of procedures for the
functions, and boundary integral techniques are covered. Nu­
drilling of directional wells. Section and horizontal view
merical evaluation of various reservoir engineering solutions,
preparation. Two and three dimensional directional planning.
numerical Laplace transformation and inverse transformation
Collision diagrams. Surveying and trajectory calculations.
are also discussed. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Surface and down hole equipment. Common rig operating
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PEGN614. RESERVOIR SIMULATION II Current tech­
physical phenomena encountered in drilling. Casing and
niques for conducting reservoir simulation studies of petro­
drilling failure from bending, fatigue, doglegs, temperature,
leum reservoirs. Methods for discretizing reservoirs, fluid,
stretch; mud filtration; corrosion; wellhead loads; and buoy­
and production data. Techniques involved in model equilibra­
ancy of tubular goods. Bit weight and rotary speed optimiza­
tion, history matching, and predictions. Black-oil and compo­
tion. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, or consent of
sitional models. Single-well and field-wide models including
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3-dimensional and 3-phase flow. Prerequisite: PEGN513 or
PEGN604. INTEGRATED FLOW MODELING Students
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
will study the formulation, development and application of a
PEGN681. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
reservoir flow simulator that includes traditional fluid flow
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
equations and a petrophysical model. The course will discuss
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to research.
properties of porous media within the context of reservoir
2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
modeling, and present the mathematics needed to understand
PEGN682. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
and apply the simulator. Simulator applications will be inter­
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
spersed throughout the course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to profession­
hours.
alism. 2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
PEGN605. WELL TESTING AND EVALUATION Various
PEGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI­
well testing procedures and interpretation techniques for
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
individual wells or groups of wells. Application of these
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
techniques to field development, analysis of well problems,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc­
secondary recovery, and reservoir studies. Productivity, gas
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
well testing, pressure buildup and drawdown, well interfer­
ence, fractured wells, type curve matching, and short-term
PEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
testing. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or consent of instructor.
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
PEGN606. ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari­
A review of depletion type, gas-cap, and volatile oil reser­
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
voirs. Lectures and supervised studies on gravity segregation,
moving gas-oil front, individual well performance analysis,
PEGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
history matching, performance prediction, and development
Laboratory, field, and library work for the master’s thesis under
planning. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent of instructor.
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
PEGN607. PARTIAL WATER DRIVE RESERVOIRS The
OPHY Investigations for Doctor of Philosophy thesis under
hydrodynamic factors which influence underground water
direction of the student’s advisory committee.
movement, particularly with respect to petroleum reservoirs.
PEGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs in major water contain­
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
ing formations. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent of instruc­
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
PEGN608. FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS MEDIA
dent’s faculty advisor.
The factors involved in multiphase fluid flow in porous
PEGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
media. The micro- and macroscopic movement of various
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
fluid combinations. Performance of various displacement
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
tests on cores in the laboratory. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faculty advisor.
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Physics
sible minors include specialty programs in Optical Science
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
and Engineering, Photovoltaics and Electronic Materials, and
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics in addition to minors in
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
other degree programs on the CSM campus.
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
To demonstrate adequate preparation for the Ph.D. degree
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
in Applied Physics, each student must pass the physics grad­
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
uate core courses with an average grade of “B” or better. Stu­
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
dents not achieving this standard must pass oral examinations
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
covering the areas of weakness identified in the core courses
CHARLES G. DURFEE III, Assistant Professor
or retake the respective course with a grade of “B” or better
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
within one year. This process is part of the requirement for
MATTHEW YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
admission to candidacy, which full time Ph.D. students must
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
complete within two calendar years of admission, as described
TODD G. RUSKELL, Lecturer
in the campus-wide graduate degree requirements section of
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
this bulletin. Other degree requirements, time limits, and pro­
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
cedural details can be found in the Physics Department Grad­
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
uate Policy Manual.
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
Prerequisites:
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
The Graduate School of the Colorado School of Mines is
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
open to graduates from four-year programs at accredited col­
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
leges or universities. Admission to the Physics Department
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
M.S. and Ph.D. programs is competitive and is based on an
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
evaluation of undergraduate performance, standardized test
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
scores, and references. The undergraduate course of study of
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
each applicant is evaluated according to the requirements of
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Assistant Professor
the Physics Department.
Degrees Offered:
Required Curriculum:
Master of Science (Applied Physics)
Master of Science, Applied Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physics)
Core Courses
PHGN511 Mathematical Physics I
Program Description:
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
The Physics Department at CSM offers a full program of
One additional course selected from:
instruction and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. in ap­
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
plied physics.
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
Graduate students are given a solid background in the
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
fundamentals of classical and modern physics at an advanced
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
level and are encouraged early in their studies to learn about
Electives - 9 hours.
the research interests of the faculty so that a thesis topic can
be identified.
Graduate Seminar* - 2 hours.
Program Requirements:
Master’s Thesis
Students entering graduate programs in Applied Physics
Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics
will select an initial program in consultation with the depart­
Core Courses
mental graduate student advising committee until such time
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
as a research field has been chosen and a thesis committee
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
appointed. The following are requirements for the M.S. and
PHGN511 Mathematical Physics I
Ph.D. degrees:
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
Master’s: 20 semester hours of course work in an ap­
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
proved program plus 16 semester hours of research credit,
with a satisfactory thesis. Doctorate: 34 semester hours of
Graduate Seminar* - 4 hours.
course work in an approved program plus 38 semester hours
12 hour minor: as specified in the general require­
of research credit, with a satisfactory thesis. 12 semester
ments for the graduate school and discussed above under
hours of course work will be in an approved minor as speci­
program requirements.
fied in the general requirements of the graduate school. Pos­
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Doctoral Thesis.
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa­
*Graduate Seminar: Each full-time graduate student
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
(M.S. and Ph.D.) will register for Graduate Seminar each se­
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix me­
mester for a total of 2 semester hours credit for the M.S. and
chanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturbation
4 semester hours credit for the Ph.D.
theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscillator,
angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320, PHGN350,
Fields of Research:
PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Applied Optics: lasers, ultrafast optics and x-ray genera­
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda­
tion, spectroscopy, near-field and multi-photon mi­
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
croscopy, non-linear optics.
hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure, multielectron atoms,
Nuclear: low energy reactions, nuclear astrophysics, nu­
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
clear 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 sys­
conductors, amorphous materials, magnetic materials.
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc­
Solid State: x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, elec­
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
tron microscopy, self assembled systems, condensed
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
matter theory.
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
Surface and Interfaces: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Auger spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopies.
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
Description of Courses
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermoelectric,
Senior Level
thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydrodynamic,
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS The lives, times, and sci­
piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
entific contributions of key historical physicists are explored
3 semester hours.
in an informal seminar format. Each week a member of the
faculty will lead discussions about one or more different sci­
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as­
entists who have figured significantly in the development of
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure­
the discipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
hour.
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of stel­
lar structure evolution and the associated nuclear processes as
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam­
sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduction to cos­
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the fun­
mology and physics of standard big-bang models. Prerequi­
damental underlying principles of physics including energy
site: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy;
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
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN,
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex vari­
ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN; consent of instructor. 1.5 hours
ables, partial differential equations, special functions, finite
lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Green’s functions.
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 crystalline
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorp­
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320.
tive and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech­
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA­
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
TION AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/M
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
LGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 3 hours lecture;
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials in­
3 semester hours
cluding: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric
properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and inter-
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faces. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
Graduate Courses
PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440/MLGN501 or equivalent
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
School.
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics problems.
PHGN501. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Graduate students
Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and, in addition,
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey of
attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar coordinated
numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic,
by a faculty member. Students will be responsible for presen­
differential, and matrix systems. The numerical methods are
tations during this weekly seminar. 1 hour seminar; 1 semes­
introduced and developed in the analysis of advanced physics
ter hour.
problems taken from classical physics, astrophysics, electro­
PHGN502. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Graduate students
magnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics. Prerequisites:
will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and, in addition,
Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran or Basic;
attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar coordinated
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
by a faculty member. Students will be responsible for presen­
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s
tations during this weekly seminar. 1 hour seminar; 1 semes­
equations; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic
ter hour.
fields; macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution func­
PHGN504. RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASURE­
tions; diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma; plasma
MENT Physical principles and methodology of the instru­
oscillations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydrodynamics,
mentation used in the detection and measurement of ionizing
stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confinement. Prerequi­
radiation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
site: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
PHGN505. CLASSICAL MECHANICS I (I) Review of
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa­
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in the dynamics of
tion and polarization; applications in optics: imaging, lasers,
particles and rigid bodies; kinetic theory; coupled oscillations
resonators and wavelengths. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours
and continuum mechanics; fluid mechanics. Prerequisite:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN350 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) The first of a two-semester
PHGN507. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I (II) To pro­
program covering the full spectrum of experimental design,
vide a strong background in electromagnetic theory. Electro­
drawing on the student’s previous course work. At the begin­
statics, magnetostatics, dynamical Maxwell equations, wave
ning of the first semester, the student selects a research project
phenomena. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equivalent. 3 hours
in consultation with the course coordinator and the faculty
lecture; 3 semester hours.
supervisor. The objectives of the project are given to the stu­
dent in broad outline form. The student then designs the en­
PHGN511. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (I) Review of
tire project, including any or all of the following elements as
complex variable and finite and infinite-dimensional linear
appropriate: literature search, specialized apparatus, block-
vector spaces. Sturm-Liouville problem, integral equations,
diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or analy­
computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311 or equivalent.
sis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sequences. The course culminates in a senior thesis. Supple­
PHGN520. QUANTUM MECHANICS I (I) Schroedinger
mentary lectures are given on techniques of physics research
equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimen-
and experimental design. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
sional problems, axioms for state vectors and operators,
PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) Continuation of PHGN471.
perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic
Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour lecture,
oscillator, angular momentum; semiclassical methods, varia­
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tional methods, two-level system, sudden and adiabatic
changes, applications. Prerequisite: PHGN420 or equivalent.
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II (II) Review of
angular momentum, central potentials and applications. Spin;
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
rotations in quantum mechanics. Formal scattering theory,
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Born series, partial wave analysis. Addition of angular
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
momenta, Wigner-Eckart theorem, selection rules, identical
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde­
particles. Prerequisite: PHGN520. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to
hours.
the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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PHGN525/MLGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS Solid state
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of the
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interactions. De­
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and
tailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques are
optical transfer functions, detectors, and optical system
provided, highlighting the application of these techniques to
examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
current problems, particularly electronic materials. Prerequi­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
PHGN580. QUANTUM OPTICS Theory and application of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS (II) Review of
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla­
thermodynamics; equilibrium and stability; statistical opera­
tion, nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and PHGN462.
tor and ensembles; ideal systems; phase transitions; non-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equilibrium systems. Prerequisite: PHGN341or equivalent
PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
and PHGN520. Co-requisite: PHGN521. 3 hours lecture;
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
3 semester hours.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
PHGN535/ChEN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY
PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
SILICON PROCESSING LABORATORY Explores the ap­
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
plication of science and engineering principles to the fabrica­
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
tion and testing of microelectronic devices with emphasis on
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde­
specific unit operations and interrelation among processing
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
steps. Teams work together to fabricate, test, and optimize
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
simple devices. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour
lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Grad­
uate students will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium and,
PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES An overview of the
in addition, attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based seminar
physical principles involved in the fabrication, characteriza­
coordinated by a faculty member. Students will be responsi­
tion, and operation of solid state devices. Topics will include:
ble for presentations during this weekly seminar. Prerequi­
p-n junction devices (e.g., LEDs, solar cells, lasers, particle
site: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502. 1 hour seminar;
detectors); junction transistor devices (e.g., FETs, thyristors,
1 semester hour.
switches); surface- and interface-controlled devices (e.g.,
MOSFETs, CSDs, Schottky barrier devices); other devices
PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (II)
such as infrared detectors, recording and display devices,
Graduate students will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium
thermoelectric devices, Josephson junctions, electrolumines­
and, in addition, attend a weekly, one-hour, student-based
cent and electrochromic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN440.
seminar coordinated by a faculty member. Students will be
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar.
Prerequisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502. 1 hour
PHGN544. THEORY AND OPERATION OF PHOTO­
seminar; 1 semester hour.
VOLTAIC DEVICES A thorough treatment of photovoltaic
device operation and theory. Material and device parameters
PHGN606. CLASSICAL MECHANICS II Continuation of
as related to the generation of photocurrents and photovoltages
PHGN505. Selected topics from elasticity, plasticity, and
in solar cells. Physics of various solar cell types: homojunc­
fluid mechanics including the thermal and electromagnetic
tions, heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, MIS, SIS, electro­
interaction. Theories of interacting fields. Prerequisite:
chemical. Environmental effects and device production.
PHGN505. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Important measurement techniques. Discussion of research
PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II Spherical,
topics from the current literature. Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
cylindrical, and guided waves; relativistic 4-dimensional for­
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mulation of electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite: PHGN507.
PHGN560. FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION Introduc­
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to the theory and techniques of optical communications.
PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II Continuation of
Topics include fiber optics, transmitters, receivers, amplifiers,
PHGN511. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
multichannel system design, dispersion compensation and
3 semester hours.
soliton communications. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equiva­
PHGN622. QUANTUM MECHANICS III Continuation of
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN521. Introduction to the techniques of quantized fields
PHGN566. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
with applications to quantum electrodynamics and the non­
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
relativistic many-body problem. Prerequisite: PHGN521.
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN623. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS
PHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
The fundamental physics principles and quantum mechanical
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
models and methods underlying nuclear structure, transitions,
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
and scattering reactions. Prerequisite: PHGN521 or consent
PHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re­
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN624. NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS The physical
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
principles and research methods used to understand nucleo­
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde­
synthesis and energy generation in the universe. Prerequisite:
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PHGN631. TOPICS IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS
PHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
Continuation of PHGN530. Interacting systems; disordered
(I, II, S) Preparation of master’s thesis under supervision of
systems; phase transitions; Green functions for many-body
the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required of all
systems; scaling and renormalization in critical phenomena.
candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester
Prerequisite: PHGN530 and PHGN622. 3 hours lecture;
hours upon completion of thesis.
3 semester hours.
PHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS­
PHGN640/MLGN607. CONDENSED MATTER I (I)
OPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of student’s
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec­
doctoral committee. Required of candidates for the degree of
trons in solids: structure and symmetry; electron states and
Doctor of Philosophy. 30 semester hours credit.
excitations in metals; transport properties. Prerequisite:
PHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
PHGN520 and PHGN440/MLGN502 or consent of instruc­
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
PHGN641/MLGN648. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec­
dent’s faculty advisor.
trons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; transport
PHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
properties; electron states and excitations in semiconductors
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com­
and insulators; magnetism; superconductivity. Prerequisite:
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
PHGN640/MLGN607 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec­
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
ture; 3 semester hours.
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 as
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was established
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between industry,
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer­
the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colorado School
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence in research and
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combinationf of
education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of materials science
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in­
and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC are to perform research
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed
of direct benefit to the users and producers of steels, to educate
to maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the
graduate students within the context of research programs of
research conducted by graduate students and faculty, and
major theoretical and practical interest to the steel-using and
provide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
steel-producing industries, to stimulate undergraduate education
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate students
in ferrous metallurgy, and to develop a forum to stimulate ad­
to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in technical
vances in the processing, quality and application of steel.
meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to gain em­
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
ployment with sponsors.
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
Advanced Control of Energy and
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
Power Systems
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
graduate student committees.
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the National
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
(DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Colo­
Center for Automation, Robotics and
rado School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other universities.
Distributed Intelligence
The mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental and applied
research supporting the technical advancement of the electric
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed
utility industry, their customers, and component suppliers
Intelligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application
in the field of electric power systems and power electronics
of advanced engineering and computer science research in
with special emphasis on the advanced/intelligent control and
neural networks, robotics, data mining, image processing,
power quality in the generation, transmission, distribution,
signal processing, sensor fusion, information technology,
and utilization; using such research as a means of advancing
distributed networks, sensor and actuator development and
graduate education.
artificial intelligence to problems in environment, energy,
Center research projects focus on the development of an
natural resources, materials, transportation, information,
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
communications and medicine. CARDI concentrates on prob­
electronics, enhanced computer and communications sys­
lems which are not amenable to traditional solutions within
tems, renewable energy applications and distributed genera­
a single discipline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary
tion. Examples include development of intelligent
systems approach to integrate technologies. The systems
substations, impact of highly varying loads, power quality,
require closed loop controllers that incorporate artificial
electrical equipment life assessment, and intelligent auto­
intelligence and machine learning techniques to reason
matic generation control for transient loads.
autonomously or in cooperation with a human supervisor.
Due to the strong interest shown by other institutions and
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
national and international utilities, ACEPS has been trans­
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
formed into an NSF Mega-Center which includes twelve
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
other universities and more than thirty industrial members.
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
With this expansion, and given the electric power deregulation
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
phase, the power center has become a key national resource
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Inter­
for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of this major
action with industry enables CARDI to identify technical
industrial sector.
needs that require research, to cooperatively develop solu­
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
associated disciplines. The Colorado School of Mines is a
Environmental Research
world leader in multidisciplinary integration and therefore
presents a unique atmosphere to promote the success of such
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
research. Faculty and students from the Departments of
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Geology
specializing in the chemistry and physics of exothermic
and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and Mining Engi­
reacting flows. Specific research projects are varied, but
neering are involved in EM2C. In addition to traditional top­
they fall into five core areas: detailed combustion chemical
ics in these disciplines, the center cultivates research in
kinetic modeling and experiment; combustion flow-field
nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice coring,
modeling and experiment; combustion spray and aerosol
extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruction for
modeling and experiment; optical sensing techniques in
multiple applications. EM2C was established in 2003.
combustion; and combustion emissions remediation.
Collaborative projects involve CSM’s Engineering Divi­
Center for Engineering Education
sion and Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries
Department, and often include faculty and students from
educational research with assessment, outreach and teaching.
other universities. Interaction with federal and industrial
The Center serves as a focal point for educational research
sponsors not only helps to guide the Center’s program, but
conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomor-
offers students opportunities after graduation.
row’s scientists and engineers requires that we look at student
learning as a system. The principles of cognitive psychology
Center for Commercial Applications of
and educational psychology provide the best explanation of
Combustion in Space
how this learning system works. Education will be most
The Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion
effective when educational research, informed by the princi­
in Space (CCACS) is a NASA/Industry/ University space
ples of cognitive and educational psychology, along with
commercialization center based at the Colorado School of
the application of that research, and teaching, are linked
Mines. The mission of the Center is to assist industry in
and interrelated.
developing commercial products by conducting combustion
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering
research which takes advantage of the unique properties of
Education are
space as well as to address NASA’s objectives in space.
◆ To conduct world-class research on teaching and
The Center operates under the auspices of NASA’s Office
learning in science and engineering.
of Space Partnership Development (OSPD), whose mission is
◆ To use the results of that research to continually im­
to provide access to space for commercial research and devel­
prove instruction at the Colorado School of Mines to
opment activities by private industry. The focus of CCACS is
better support the learning process of our students.
on products and processes in which combustion or chemical
reactions play a key role and which can benefit from knowl­
◆ To support the educational needs of science and engi­
edge to be gained through experiments conducted in space.
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
Examples include combustors, fire suppression and safety,
and professional development levels.
combustion synthesis production of advanced materials,
Center for Environmental Risk
sensors and controls, and space resource development. The
Assessment
Center currently includes participation from faculty and
students from the departments of Chemical Engineering,
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess­
Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
Physics, but is not limited to these departments.. For further
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
information and opportunities for graduate research, contact
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
CCACS Director Dr. Michael Duke, (303) 384-2096.
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
the development of significantly improved, scientifically-
Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
and Characterization
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu­
promote research in a variety of areas including rock me­
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering and
chanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characterization.
Petroleum Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineer­
The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or “soft”
ing, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Economics and Business,
rock applications but instead fosters research in both arenas
Mathematics and Computer Science, and Geology and Geo­
and encourages interdisciplinary communication between the
logical Engineering.
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Center for Intelligent Biomedical
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of Physics,
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemical Engi­
neering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the Division
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
of Engineering. The largest research activity is directed at the
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
photovoltaic industry. CSEM also supports research in thin
programs and expertise from CSM, Rocky Mountain Musculo­
film materials, polymeric devices, nanoscale science, novel
skeletal Research Laboratories (RMMRL), University of Colo­
characterization, , electronic materials processing, process
rado Health Sciences Center and the Colorado VA Research
simulation, and systems issues associated with electronic
Center. Established at CSM as a National Science Foundation
materials and devices.
(NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center,
IBDMS is also supported by industry and State organizations.
Graduate students in materials science and the above-
mentioned departments can pursue research on center-related
IBDMS has become an international center for the devel­
projects. Undergraduates are involved through engineering
opment of Bionic Orthopaedics, sports medicine, human sen­
design courses and summer research experiences. Close
sory augmentation, and smart orthoses. Through the efforts
proximity to the National Renewable Energy Lab and several
of this center, new major and minor programs in bioengineer­
local photovoltaic companies provides a unique opportunity
ing and biotechnology are being established at both the CSM
for students to work with industry and government labs as
graduate and undergraduate levels.
they attempt to solve real world problems. External contacts
With its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), IBDMS seeks to
also provide guidance in targeting the educational curriculum
establish educational programs, short- and long-term basic and
toward the needs of the electronic materials industry.
applied research efforts that would enhance the competitive
position of Colorado and U.S. bio-industry in the international
Center for Wave Phenomena
markets. IBDMS focuses the work of diverse engineering,
With sponsorship for its research by 26 companies in the
materials and medicine disciplines. Its graduates are a new
worldwide oil exploration industry, this interdisciplinary pro­
generation of students with an integrated engineering and
gram, including faculty and students from the Geophysics
medicine systems view, with increasing opportunities avail­
Department and the Mathematical and Computer Sciences
able in the biosciences.
Department, is engaged in a coordinated and integrated
program of research in inverse problems and problems of
Center for Research on Hydrates and
seismic data processing and inversion. Its methods have
Other Solids
applications to seismic exploration, global seismology, ocean
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
sound-speed profiling, nondestructive testing and evaluation,
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and govern­
and land-mine detection, among other areas. Extensive use is
ment entities. The center focuses on research and education
made of analytical techniques, especially asymptotic methods
involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous fluids which
and computational techniques. Methodology is developed
affect exploration, production and processing of gas and oil.
through computer implementation, based on the philosophy
that the ultimate test of an inverse method is its application
Involving over twenty students and faculty from five
to field or experimental data. Thus, the group starts from a
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
physical problem, develops a mathematical model that ade­
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
quately represents the physics, derives an approximate solu­
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
tion technique, generates a computer code to implement the
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent
method, tests on synthetic data, and, finally, tests on field data.
visits to their facilities. For students, this interaction often
continues beyond graduation, with opportunities for employ­
Center for Welding, Joining and
ment at sponsoring industries. For more information, see
Coatings Research
www.mines.edu/research/chs.
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
Center for Solar and Electronic
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with research­
Materials
ers and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engi­
neering Department and the Engineering Division. The goal
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
of CWJCR is to promote education and research, and to
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow­
advance understanding of the metallurgical and processing
ing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar and
aspects of welding, joining and coating processes. Current
related applications. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col­
center activities include: education, research, conferences,
laborations across the CSM campus; fosters interactions with
short courses, seminars, information source and transfer, and
national laboratories, industries, public utilities, state and
industrial consortia. The Center receives significant support
federal government, and other universities; and serves to
from industry, national laboratories and government entities.
guide and strengthen the electronic materials curriculum.
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The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
research and educational activities through networking
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con­
among all constituencies in Colorado, including government
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the op­
agencies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission
portunities include:
is to serve as a state and regional resource on energy and
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
energy related minerals issues, providing energy status
Center’s research program.
reports, sponsorship of symposia, demonstration programs,
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
and reports on research results. CERI’s activities enhance the
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, materials
development and promotion of energy and energy related
and services.
minerals education programs in the areas of energy develop­
Research experience at industrial plants or national
ment, utilization, and conservation, and provide a basis for
laboratories.
informed energy related state policies and actions.
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
Colorado Institute for Fuels and
recognized organizations through student presenta­
Energy Research
tions of university research.
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and Energy Research
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
(CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research institute involving
engineering professional societies.
faculty and students from several academic departments at
ChevronTexaco Center of Research
the Colorado School of Mines. CIFER originally was formed
Excellence
to assist industry, State and Federal governments in develop­
The ChevronTexaco Center of Research Excellence
ing and implementing clean air policy for the benefit of the
(CoRE) is a partnership between the Colorado School of
U.S. and particularly for high altitude communities through
Mines (CSM) and ChevronTexaco (CVX) to conduct re­
the development of newer, cleaner burning fuels and the tech­
search on sedimentary architecture and reservoir characteri­
nology to properly use fuels. It has evolved to include a sub­
zation and modeling. The center supports the development of
stantial component of combustion and fuel cell research as
new earth science technology while providing CVX inter­
well has energy related computational modeling.
national employees the opportunity to earn advanced degrees.
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
Colorado Center for Advanced
Science and Engineering
Ceramics
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an interdis­
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
ciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments. It is
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Environ­
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
mental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Com­
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
pany (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excellence
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
in research and graduate education in high technology ce­
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
ramic and composite materials. The goal of the Center is to
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
translate advances in materials science into new and improved
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
ceramic fabrication processes and ceramic and composite
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol­
materials. Current research projects cover a broad spectrum
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
of materials and phenomena including porous ceramics and
graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex fluids.
metals for filters; nano-scale powder preparation and me­
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
chanics; ceramic-metal composites; fuel cell, solar cell and
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
battery materials; high temperature gas and plasma corro­
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
sion; interparticle forces; structure of grain boundaries; and
from polymer materials.
mechanical properties of thin films. Current projects are sup­
ported by both industry and government and several students
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
are performing their research through a collaboration with
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com­
the National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden.
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
Each project involves research leading to a graduate thesis of
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
a student.
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in ensuring
Colorado Energy Research Institute
that our students remain competitive in the workforce.
Originally established in 1974 and reestablished in 2004,
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes
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Energy and Minerals Field Institute
resource protection and management. IGWMC operates a
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
clearinghouse for ground-water modeling software; organizes
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and ex­
conferences, short courses and seminars; and provides tech­
ternal audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide better
nical advice and assistance related to ground water. In sup­
understanding of complex regional issues surrounding devel­
port of its information and training activities, IGWMC
opment of western energy and mineral resources by provid­
conducts a program of applied research and development in
ing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in the
ground-water modeling.
classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for educa­
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
tors, the media, government officials, industry, and the finan­
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM),
cial community. The Institute also hosts conferences and
a Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab­
seminars throughout the year dealing with issues specific to
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a
western resources development. Students involved in Insti­
bequest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
tute programs are afforded a unique opportunity to learn
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
about the technological, economic, environmental, and policy
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
aspects of resource development.
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
Excavation Engineering and Earth
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
Mechanics Institute
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
program to support industry needs.
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Insti­
tute (EMI), established in 1974, combines education and
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to pro­
research for the development of improved excavation technol­
vide research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry,
ogy. By emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic,
and research and educational opportunities to students, in the
and industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research,
areas of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive
development and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
and chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials;
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible new
and recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
technologies.
Marathon Center of Excellence for
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
Reservoir Studies
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con­
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta­
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides rel­
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine
evant technical service support, technology transfer, and
design and economics analysis relating to energy and non-
training to the Center’s sponsors. Research includes sponsor­
fuel minerals development and production. EMI has been a
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
pioneer in the development of special applications software
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic­
and hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
and specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
and sponsorship and participation in major international con­
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
mechanization.
together with local world-class experts. The Center has been
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engi­
initiated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company and has
neers, and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis
been serving the oil industry around the world. The current
work on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are
research topics include: reservoir engineering aspects of
employed in research.
horizontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow effects in
International Ground Water Modeling
hydraulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs, stream­
line modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, dual-mesh methods
Center
to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity effects in displace­
The International Ground Water Modeling Center
ment processes, modeling of transient flow in hydraulically
(IGWMC) is an information, education, and research center
fractured horizontal wells, naturally fractured reservoirs con­
for ground-water modeling established at Holcomb Research
taining multiple sets of intersecting fractures, numerical
Institute in 1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of
modeling of reservoirs containing sparse naturally fractured
Mines in 1991. Its mission is to provide an international focal
regions, improved modeling of matrix vertical flow in dual-
point for ground-water professionals, managers, and educa­
porosity reservoirs, steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
tors in advancing the use of computer models in ground-water
for medium gravity foamy oil reservoirs.
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Petroleum Exploration and Production
Reservoir Characterization Project
Center
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), estab­
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
lished in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
sponsored research consortium. Its mission is to develop and
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
apply 4-D, 9-C seismology and associated technologies for
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
enhanced reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro­
focuses on a consortium partner’s unique field location,
leum Engineering.
where multicomponent seismic data are recorded, processed
and interpreted to define reservoir heterogeneity and archi­
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to
tecture. Each field study has resulted in the development and
participate in research areas including: improved techniques
advancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
for exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reser­
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
voir evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic
additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
architecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at mul­
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni­
tiple scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources
toring of the reservoir production process.
on a national and worldwide basis; and development and
application of educational techniques to integrate the petro­
The Reservoir Characterization Project promotes inter­
leum disciplines.
disciplinary research and education among industry and
students in the fields of Geophysics, Geology and Geological
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Advancement
DEANN CRAIG 536 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
HUGH W. EVANS 768 Rockway Place, Boulder, CO 80303
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
L. ROGER HUTSON Paladin Energy Partners, LLC, 410
Professor of Geophysics
17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO 80202
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice Presi­
CO 81503
dent for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of Liberal
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum Prod­
Arts and International Studies and Division Director
ucts, 5925 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 102B, Denver, CO 80222
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
Professor of Geophysics
JOSEPH GROSS Student Representative
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni­
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. William K. Coors
Mr. Frank Erisman
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S., Wayne State University; M.S.,
Mr. Jack Grynberg
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Rev. Don K. Henderson
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer­
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
sity; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Donald E. Miller
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Senior Assistant Director
Mr. D. Monte Pascoe
of Admissions
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University; Director
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
of Public Safety
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Mr. J. N. Warren
Center and the Office for Student Development and Academic
Mr. James C. Wilson
Services
ADMINISTRATION
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State University;
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A., Wells College; M.P.A.,
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Vice President for Academic
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo­
Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of Engineering, P.E.,
rado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA Com­
S. Africa
pliance Coordinator
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S.,
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colo­
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi­
rado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
dent for Academic Affairs
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995 -B.S., Northern Arizona Uni­
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis Uni­
versity; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President for
versity; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Development
Finance and Operations
Center Counselor
Colorado School of Mines
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JUDI A. DIAZ-BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
University; Minority Engineering Program Director
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado;
EVELYN JORDAL, 2001-Assistant to the Vice President for
M.S., American Technological University; Program Coordi­
Student Life
nator, Mine Safety and Health Program
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada;
Director of Materials Management
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Director of Human
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Resources
School of Mines; Director of EPICS
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S., Western State College; Intern­
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College;
ship Development Coordinator
M.B.A., Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.A., M.A., University of
Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
Oklahoma; Program Manager, Division of Economics and
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College;
Business
M.A., University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM)
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety
Program
and Health Program
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States Naval
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University; Pro­
Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
gram Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
Mines; Director of Green Center
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State Uni­
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and
versity; Director of Student Life
Health Program
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.S., University of Colorado at
University; Director of Information Services
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colo­
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
rado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
Research Services
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
DANIEL MONTEZ, 2003-B.S., University of Northern Colo­
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Direc­
rado; M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; Associate Vice
tor, Office of International Programs
President for Finance and Operations
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer­
BARBARA MORGAN, 2001-B.S., Montana State University;
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
M.S., University of Wyoming; Director of Residence Life
of Admissions
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
ANNA HANLEY, 2002-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student Activities
Career Center Assistant Director
DAVID MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of Min­
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.A.,
ing and Technology; Edgar Mine Manager
University of Colorado; Director of Institutional Research
DUSTY MOSNESS, 2003- B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
J.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Director of Admissions
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
GLEN R. NELSON,2002-B.S., University of Nebraska;
ERICA HENNINGSEN, 2001-B.A., M.A.Ed., University of
M.S., American Graduate School of International Manage­
Northern Iowa; Advising Coordinator
ment; CMA; Controller
TAWNI HOEGLUND, 2001- B.S., Colorado State Univer­
DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo;
sity; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Student Development
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Executive Director of the Col­
Center Counselor
orado Energy Research Institute
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TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado School
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
of Mines; Associate Director of Admissions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S., Wisconsin Institute of Tech­
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
nology; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Program
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of
System Manager.
Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R.N., 1998-Director, Student Health
Sciences
Center
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan Uni­
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate Pro­
versity; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Engineer and Security Specialist
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado State
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
University; Assistant Director of Admissions
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice Presi­
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
dent for Finance and Operations
Ph.D., New York University; Emeritus Professor of Mathe­
matical and Computer Sciences
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
JEANINE SCHOTTLER, 2004-B.S., Binghamton Univer­
Computer Sciences
sity; Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering Program
Computer Sciences
THOMAS E. SPICER, 2004-B.S., Fort Hays State Univer­
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
sity; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Director of Athletics
Emeritus Professor of Physics
and Head of Physical Education Department
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Manoa; Director of the Center for Engineering Education
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer­
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University; M.A.,
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
Physics
Director of the Computing Center
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State Uni­
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
versity; M.S., University of Denver; Director of Enrollment
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
Management and Associate Vice President for Student Life
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate Pro­
Computing Services Support Manager
fessor of Economics and Business
EMERITI
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Poly­
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern Cali­
technic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metal­
fornia; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geo­
lurgical Engineering, P.E.
logical Engineering
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
of Engineering
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Colorado School of Mines
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2004–2005
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GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing­
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathe­
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
matical and Computer Sciences
Engineering
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo­
Geophysics
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S.,
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Lib­
Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extrac­
eral Arts and International Studies
tive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A.,
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College;
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
International Studies
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School of
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
PETER HARTLEY,, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
and Materials Engineering
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate Pro­
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Univer­
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
sity of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
Lehigh University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Emeritus Professor of English
International Studies
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
of Economics and Business
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
Engineering
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
Civil Engineering, P.E.
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
Engineering
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois; M.A.,
Engineering
University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
of Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D.,
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
University of California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Engineering
MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washing­
Emeritus Director of Athletics
ton; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geol­
ogy and Geological Engineering
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GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Profes­
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of Chem­
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
istry and Geochemistry
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Pro­
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
fessor of Engineering
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Okla­
Chemical Engineering
homa; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D.,
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
Indiana University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
and Geochemistry
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
of Environmental Science and Engineering
M.A.T., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
International Studies
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer­
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D.,
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
Ohio State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Physics
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A., Western State College; M.A.,
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State Univer­
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., Univer­
sity; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
Engineering
Professor of Physics
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia Uni­
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
versity; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geo­
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
chemistry
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver; University
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathe­
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathemati­
matical and Computer Sciences
cal and Computer Sciences
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeri­
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
tus Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Insti­
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
tute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
Economics
Associate Professor of Physics
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical Uni­
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Profes­
versity, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England;
sor of Physics
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
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FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, 1973-B.S., M.S.,
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of
of Physics
Physics
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D.,
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Geochemistry
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S., Uni­
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Univer­
versity of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Pro­
sity of Texas at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Business and of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
Professor of Mining Engineering
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State Uni­
Mineral Economics,; P.E.
versity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Pro­
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
fessor of Physics
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
of Engineering
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
of Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., Yale University; Coulter Professor of Mineral Eco­
PROFESSORS
nomics; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, 1975-B.S., M.S., Iowa State
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geo­
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
logical Engineering, P.E.
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathematical
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
and Computer Sciences
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus Asso­
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
ciate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Pro­
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
fessor of Physics
University of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
of Geology and Geological Engineering
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
and Business
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatchewan;
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School of
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Mines; Professor of Geophysics
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor
Engineering
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MAARTEN V. DeHOOP, 1997-B.Sc., M.Sc., State Univer­
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
sity of Utrecht; Ph.D., Delft University of Technology; Pro­
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Lib­
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
eral Arts and International Studies
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova University;
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S.,
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of Mathemat­
University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College;
ical and Computer Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
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DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor of Chemistry
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
and Geochemistry
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, 1977-Ph.D., Institute of
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
Physics of the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch
Economics and Business and Division Director
Academy; Professor of Geophysics
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S. Stan­
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
ford University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis;
Department
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Engineering;
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
Professor of Engineering
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S.,
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
Engineering
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, 2001-M.S., PhD., University of
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Cologne, Germany, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
Engineering
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College;
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum
Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics;
Engineering
Professor of Geophysics
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
de MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E., and Civil Engineer­
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
ing Program Chair
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology; M.S.,
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Engineering
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
and Computer Sciences
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
Geochemistry
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
and Head of Department
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
and Computer Sciences
University; Professor of Environmental Science and Engi­
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
neering
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern Cali­
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
fornia; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D.,
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology and Geo­
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
logical Engineering
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of
Materials Engineering, P.E.
Ceylon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology;
JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science and Engi­
Head of Department
neering, P.E.
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NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Western
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Vice President for Aca­
Atlas Int’l Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/
demic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of Engineering,
Petrophysics; Professor of Geophysics
P.E., S. Africa
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
Ph.D., Washington State University; Professor of Geology
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Chemical Engineering
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre Dame;
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Herman F.
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering;
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colo­
IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S.,
rado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts
University of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of
and International Studies
California Santa Barbara; Professor of Metallurgical and
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey,
Materials Engineering
England; Ph.D., D. Eng.,University of Birmingham,
ALYN P. ROCKWOOD, 2001-B.Sc., M.Sc., Brigham Young
England; Trustees Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
University; Ph.D., Cambridge University; Professor of Math­
Engineering, and Head of Department
ematical and Computer Sciences
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, 1974-B.S., Ph.D., The Penn­
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
sylvania State University; Professor of Geology and Geologi­
Engineering
cal Engineering
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cali­
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
fornia at Berkeley; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
Sciences
Professor of Geophysics
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
PHILIPPE ROSS, 1998-B.Sc., McGill University; M.Sc.,
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Professor of Liberal Arts
McGill University; Ph.D., University of Waterloo; Professor
and International Studies
of Environmental Science and Engineering.
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu­
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, 1995-B.S., Eger Teachers College,
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Hungary; M.S., Ph.D., Technical University of Miskolc,
Professor of Geophysics
Hungary; Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S., Washington State University;
Department
Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distinguished Pro­
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
fessor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice Presi­
Materials Engineering, P.E.
dent for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of Liberal
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical Univer­
Arts and International Studies and Division Director
sity of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand;
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware;
Professor of Mining Engineering
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Professor of Geophysics
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
PANKAJ K. SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E.,
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and
Ph.D., Technical University of Nova Scotia. P.E., Professor
Earth Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining Engineer­
of Engineering and Electrical Engineering Program Chair
ing, P.E.
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc., Istanbul Technical Uni­
of Wisconsin at Madison; Professor of Environmental
versity; Ph.D., University of Tulsa; Professor of Petroleum
Science and Engineering and Division Director P.E.
Engineering
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D.,
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
Clemson University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A.,
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford Univer­
Princeton University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck
sity; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; Professor of
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and
Engineering
Professor of Geophysics
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JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D.,
LARRY G. CHORN, 2003-B.S., Kansas State University;
Oxford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.S., Ph.D., Uni­
Engineering
versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Associate Professor
JEFF SQUIER, 2002-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines;
of Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D., University of Rochester; Professor of Physics
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, 1990-B.S.Ch.E., University
PATRICK TAYLOR, 2003-B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of
of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E., University of Wisconsin at Madison;
Mines; George S. Ansell Distinguished Chair in Metallurgy
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering
and Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University; M.S.,
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
University of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston,
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
Ontario; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
Engineering, P.E.
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State
University; Professor of Geophysics
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University;
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of Envi­
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
ronmental Science and Engineering
Lehigh University; FIERF Professor and Professor of Metal­
lurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E., PA
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State Univer­
sity; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University; Associate Professor
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Southern California; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Head of Depart­
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
ment, P.E.
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor of
Geology and Geological Engineering
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen’s University at
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
JUNPING WANG, 1999-B.S., Hebei Teacher’s University,
Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor of Eco­
Shijiazhuang, China; M.S., Institute of Systems Science,
nomics and Business
Academia Sinica, Beijing; M.S., Ph.D., University of
Chicago; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JEAN-PIERRE DELPLANQUE, 1998-Diploma,
ENSEEIHT France; M.Sc., National Polytechnic Institute
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
of Toulouse France; M.Sc., University of California Irvine;
Colorado; Professor of Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Irvine; Associate Professor
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth
of Engineering
College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts
of Geology and Geological Engineering
Amherst; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Asso­
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford
ciate Professor of Chemical Engineering
University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Pro­
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of Colo­
fessor of Geophysics and Head of Department
rado; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary;
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech Uni­
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster University;
versity; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Colorado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Petroleum
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of
Engineering, P.E.
Maryland; Associate Professor of Engineering
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
California; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate
ROBERT H. FROST, 1977-Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School
Professor of Geophysics
of Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
TRACY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S. Michi­
Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
gan State University; Ph.D. College of William and Mary;
MICHAEL GARDNER, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado
Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
at Boulder; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate Pro­
fessor of Geology and Geological Engineering
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D.,
University of Bochum; Associate Professor of Physics
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JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of Tech­
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla;
nology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Florida; Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of Technol­
Sciences
ogy; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana;
MICHAEL MOONEY, 2003-B.S., Washburn University;
Associate Professor of Engineering
M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Northwestern
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of Redlands;
University; Associate Professor of Engineering
M.S., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University;
Wyoming; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor
Engineering
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont;
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New
M.S., Ph.D., Brown University; Associate Professor of Geol­
Mexico; M.S.M.E., Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate
ogy and Geological Engineering
Professor of Engineering and Interim Division Director of
JAMES V. JESUDASON, 2002-B.A., Wesleyan University;
Engineering
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Associate Professor of
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, 1996-B.E., M.S., University of
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Minnesota; Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor
PANOS KIOUSIS, 1999-Ph.D., Louisiana State University;
of Mining Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering
ERIC P. NELSON, 1981-B.S., California State University at
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Northridge; M.A., Rice University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
University; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geo­
Engineering
chemistry
LARS NYLAND, 2003-B.S., Pratt Institute; A.M., Ph.D.,
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999- B.S. M.S., Colorado School of
Duke University; Associate Professor of Mathematical and
Mines; Ph.D., Lulea University of Technology, Sweden;
Computer Sciences.
Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, 1992-B.S., University of Alberta;
YAOGUO LI, 1999-B.S., Wuhan College of Geology, China;
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of British Columbia; Associate Professor
LAURA J. PANG, 1985-B.A., University of Colorado; M.A.,
of Geophysics
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; Acting Director and Associate
JUAN C. LUCENA, 2002-B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Poly­
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
technics Institute; Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Principal Tutor,
PAUL PAPAS, 2003-B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology;
McBride Honors Program; Associate Professor of Liberal
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton, University; Associate Professor of
Arts and International Studies
Engineering.
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
A&M University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Asso­
of Technology; Associate Professor of Engineering and
ciate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Program Chair
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, 1977-B.S., University of Kansas;
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, 1996-B.S., University of
M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D., University of California San
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Diego; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MARCELO G. SIMOES, 2000-B.E., M.S., Ph.D., University
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
of Sao Paulo; Associate Professor of Engineering
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Associate Pro­
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colo­
fessor of Chemical Engineering
rado School of Mines; Associate Professor of Engineering
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S., West Virginia University; M.S.
JOHN P. H. STEELE, 1988-B.S., New Mexico State Uni­
Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Associate
versity; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Associate
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
LUIS TENORIO, 1997-B.A., University of California, Santa
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Pro­
Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate
fessor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
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STEVEN W. THOMPSON, 1989-B.S., Ph.D., The Pennsyl­
CHRISTIAN DEBRUNNER, 1996-B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.,
vania State University; Associate Professor of Metallurgical
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Assistant Pro­
and Materials Engineering
fessor of Engineering
BRUCE TRUDGILL, 2003 -B.S., University of Wales; Ph.D.,
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D.,
Imperial College; Associate Professor of Geology and Geo­
Technical University of Berlin; Assistant Professor of Envi­
logical Engineering
ronmental Science and Engineering
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona;
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S., Yale University;
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan; Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Assistant Professor of Physics
of Engineering
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, 2003-B.A., Columbia University;
BETTINA M. VOELKER, 2004-B.S., M.S., Massachusetts
M.A., Columbia University; M.Phil., Columbia University;
Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Tech­
Ph.D., Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Liberal
nology; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Arts and International Studies
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S., Western Kentucky Uni­
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, 2004-B.S., Georgia Institute of
versity; M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin;
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant
Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D.,
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, 2003-B.S., Middle East Technical
Michigan State University; Associate Professor of Chemistry
University; M.S., Rutgers University; M.S., University of
and Geochemistry
Warwick; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota;
Economics & Business
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Asso­
CHARLES JEFFREY HARLAN, 2000-B.S., Ph.D., Uni­
ciate Professor of Chemical Engineering
versity of Texas; Assistant Professor of Chemistry and
DAVID M. WOOD, 1989-B.A., Princeton University; M.S.,
Geochemistry
Ph.D., Cornell University; Associate Professor of Physics
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, 2004-B.S., The Camborne School
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University;
of Mines; M.S., University of Nevada; M.S., Ph.D., Univer­
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Associate Profes­
sity of Washington; Assistant Professor of Economics and
sor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical Engineering
Business
TURHAN YILDIZ, 2001-B.S., Istanbul Teknik University;
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of California,
M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate Professor
Berkeley; M.A., Boston University, University of California,
of Petroleum Engineering
Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles;
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, 1997-B.S., M.S., Tongji Univer­
sity; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University; Associate Professor
IRINA KHINDANOVA, 2000-B.S., Irkutsk State University;
of Engineering
M.A., Williams College; Ph.D. University of California at
Santa Barbara; Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
SCOTT KIEFFER, 2002-B.A., University of California at
DIANNE AHMANN, 1999-B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D.,
Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering
of Environmental Science and Engineering
JAE YOUNG LEE, 2001-B.S., Seoul National University;
JOEL M. BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., Univer­
M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; Assistant Pro­
sity of California at Davis; Assistant Professor of Engineering
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, 2004-B.A., Arizona State Uni­
JON LEYDENS, 1997-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado State
versity; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Assistant Pro­
University; Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter­
fessor of Economics and Business
national Studies, Writing Program Administrator
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, 2002-B.S., Ph.D., University
XIAOWEN LIU, 2004-B.S., Beijing Polytechnic University;
of Notre Dame; Assistant Professor of Engineering
M.S., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Dartmouth College;
CRISTIAN CIOBANU, 2004-B.S., University of Bucharest;
Assistant Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Assistant Professor of
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, 1996-B.S., California Institute
Engineering
of Technology; M.S