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Office of Graduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
2005
Golden, Colorado 80401Ç9952
–2006
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2005–2006
Graduate Bulletin

To CSM Graduate Students:
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Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
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Office of Graduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
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Golden, CO 80401-1887
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Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2005–2006

Table of Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Auditing Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
University Administration / Useful Contacts. . 5
General Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Office of Graduate Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Graduate School Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Student Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
General Policies of Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . 25
International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Student Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin Provisions . . . . . 27
Graduate Student Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance. . . . . . . . . . 27
Academic Departments & Divisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Exceptions and Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies . . . . . . . . . 28
Institutional Values and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Graduate Students in Undergraduate Courses . . . 28
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Veterans’ Benefits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Admission to the Graduate School . . . . . . . . 11
Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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 . . 37
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
III. Doctor of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate
Facilities and Academic Support. . . . . . . . . . 17
Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . 42
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Academic Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . . 17
Graduate Degree Programs and Description
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
of Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 81
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
(WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering . . . . . . . . . 121
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . 123
Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 139
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 146
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mining Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Registration and Tuition Classification. . . . . 21
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
General Registration Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Centers and Institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Research Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Directory of the School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Eligibility for Thesis Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Full-time Status - Required Course Load . . . . . . . . 22
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Late Registration Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Reciprocal Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
In-State Tuition Classification Status . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Dropping and Adding Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2005
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug.28, Sunday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 5, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 7, Wednesday
Fall Break Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17, Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students/All graduate students . . . . . . . . Nov 1, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 14-18, Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 24 –Nov. 27, Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New undergraduate students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 2, Friday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9, Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 13, Tuesday
Final exams. Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12-15, Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 19, Monday
Winter Recess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 17 –Jan.10, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2006
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 10, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 11, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 15, Sunday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 26, Thursday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 6, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 18-26, Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course– . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 29, Tuesday
All students except new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen
Priority Registration Field and Summer Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 27-31, Monday–Friday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6-8, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration Fall Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 10-14, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new undergraduates & 2nd semester freshmen . . . . April 28, Friday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5, Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 9, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, May 8-11 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 12, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 15, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2006
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 15, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day) . . . . . . May 19, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 29, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 26, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 27, Tuesday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4, Tuesday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 14, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 14, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 4, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 11, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 14, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 21, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Graduate Bulletin
2005–2006

University Administration / Useful Contacts
Office of Graduate Studies
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887
Mailing address
1500 Illinois Street
World Wide Web address: http://www.mines.edu/
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Academic department and division telephone numbers are
Telephone
FAX
Chemical Engineering
303 273-3247
303 273-3244
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3720
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
303-273-3255
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Associate Vice President for Research
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3610
and Dean of Graduate Studies
Economics and Business
Thomas M. Boyd
303-273-3522
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3482
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Jeanine Toussaint
303-273-2221
Engineering
Graduate Recruiting Coordinator
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3650
jtoussai@mines.edu
Environmental Science and Engineering
Linda L. Powell
303-273-3348
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3427
Graduate Admissions Officer
Geology and Geological Engineering
lpowell@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3800
Brenda Neely
303-273-3412
Geophysics
Student Services
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3450
bneely@mines.edu
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Lisa Burnham
303-273-3249
Admissions Coordinator
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3750
Student Housing
Materials Science
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3660
Kathy Rice
303-273-3351
Apartment Housing Coordinator
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3860
Financial Aid
Roger Koester
303-273-3207
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Director of Financial Aid
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3770
Christina Jensen
303-273-3229
Mining Engineering
Graduate Student Financial Aid Advisor
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3701
International Student Services
Petroleum Engineering
Leslie Olsen
303-273-3210
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3740
International Student Advisor
Physics
Registrar’s Office
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3830
Registrar
303-273-3200
Graduate Student Association
Rob Applegate
303 273-2101
President
Academic Departments & Divisions
The address for all CSM academic departments
and divisions is
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2005–2006
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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 re-
community by promoting stewardship of the Earth upon
sources. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation and
which all life and development depend. (Colorado School of
the world in these areas. It has the highest admission stan-
Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)
dards of any university in Colorado and among the highest of
Institutional Values and Principles
any public university in the U.S. CSM has dedicated itself to
Graduate Education
responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. It is
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is dedicated to
one of a very few institutions in the world having broad ex-
serving the people of Colorado, the nation and the global
pertise 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 oc-
related areas that support the institutional mission. Recog-
cupies 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 re-
sustain the earth system upon which all life and development
search institution with high admission standards. The Colo-
depend. To this end, CSM is devoted to creating a learning
rado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy,
community which provides students with perspectives in-
mineral, and materials science and engineering and associ-
formed by the humanities and social sciences, perspectives
ated engineering and science fields. The school shall be the
which also enhance students’ understanding of themselves
primary institution of higher education offering energy, min-
and their role in contemporary society. CSM therefore seeks
eral and materials science and mineral engineering degrees
to instill in all graduate students a broad class of develop-
at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado
mental and educational attributes:
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 sci-
fessional environment and to appreciate diverse
ences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and their
approaches to understanding and solving profes-
union to create processes and products to enhance the qual-
sional and societal problems,
ity 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 in
loyalty on the part of colleagues,
Colorado, in concert, to provide appropriate edu-
4. interpersonal skills and attitudes which promote
cational 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 interde-
associated with science, mathematics, engineering, and
pendent world where borders between cultures and
technology.
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 in
an environment which enables contribution to the public
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 dissemina-
political realms as our global society becomes increas-
tion of knowledge, the institution recognizes that access
ingly complex and interdependent.
to information and information technology (e.g. library,
x Leadership in the development of innovative educa-
computing and internet resources) are part of the basic
tional tools and techniques which can help people—
infrastructure support to which every member of the
young and old—to be better prepared to succeed in
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 appreci-
responsibilities:
ation 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 cre-
together to form a community of scholars.
ate and support Professional Outreach programs that
x
will expose students to self-directed learning experi-
Faculty members have unique relationship with the
ences while still in residence, and provide opportunities
institution because of their special responsibility to
for 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 a 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 re-
x The institution and the faculty are mutually dependent
search projects have an educational component through
upon each other, and share the responsibility for the
the involvement of students and/or post-doctoral fellows.
reputation of both the university and the individual.
x Both the creator and the institution have interest in, and
x Both the creator and the institution have an interest in,
a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and utili-
and a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and
zation of new knowledge for public good through pub-
utilization of knowledge for the public good.
lication and commercialization.
x Although commercialization is not a primary responsi-
x Although commercialization is not a primary respon-
bility of the university community, it is sometimes the
sibility of the university community, it is a common
result of technology transfer.
result of technology transfer. The creator and the insti-
x The creator and the institution should share in the po-
tution may each have an interest in the commercializa-
tential benefits and risks in proportion to their contribu-
tion of intellectual property and should share in the
tions and/or agreed assumption of benefits and risks.
potential benefits and risks based on their contributions.
x All members of the CSM community will demonstrate
Intellectual Property
the highest level of integrity in their activities associ-
The creation and dissemination of knowledge are primary
ated with intellectual property.
responsibilities of all members of the university community.
As an institution of higher education, a fundamental mission
History of CSM
of CSM is to provide an environment that motivates the fac-
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
ulty and promotes the creation, dissemination, and applica-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
tion of knowledge through the timely and free exchange of
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
ideas, information, and research results for the public good.
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of
To insure that these activities are conducted in an environ-
exploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
ment of minimum influence and bias, so as to benefit society
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
and the people of Colorado, it is essential that CSM protect
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
the academic freedom of all members of its community. It is
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial
incumbent upon CSM to help promote the utilization and
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
application of knowledge by defining and protecting the
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
rights and responsibilities of faculty members, students and
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
the institution, with respect to intellectual property which
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
may be created while an individual is employed as a faculty
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally
member or enrolled as a student. The following principles,
established. The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
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 nar-
Location
row initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petro-
Golden, Colorado, has always been the home of CSM.
leum production and refining as well. Recently it has added
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 20 minutes
programs in materials science and engineering, energy and
west of Denver, this community of 15,000 also serves as
environmental engineering, and a broad range of other engi-
home to the Coors Brewing Company, the National Renew-
neering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its mis-
able Energy Laboratory, and a major U.S. Geological Survey
sion 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
In addition to masters and Ph.D. degrees, departments and
Because of its special focus, Colorado School of Mines
divisions can also offer graduate certificates. Graduate cer-
has unique programs in many fields. For example, CSM is
tificates are designed to have selective focus, short time to
the only institution in the world that offers doctoral programs
completion and consist of course work only.
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 level
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. It also has one of
of the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission
the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering programs in
of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street,
the country that still focuses on the complete materials cycle
Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 – telephone (312)
from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
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,
has approved the degree program in the Department of
hydrology, and geochemistry. These programs make
Chemistry and Geochemistry.
interdisciplinary connections between traditional
fields of engineering, physical science and social
Degree Programs
Prof. M.S. M.E. Ph.D.
science, emphasizing a broad exposure to fundamen-
tal principles while cross-linking information from
Applied Physics


traditional disciplines to create the insight needed for
Chemical Engineering


breakthroughs in the solution of modern problems.
Chemistry

To provide flexibility in meeting new challenges,
Applied Chemistry

CSM also provides students the opportunity to de-
Engineering Systems


velop individualized, interdisciplinary graduate re-
search programs at both the Master and PhD level.
Engineering & Technology Management

This program allows students to earn degrees which
Environmental Geochemistry

have one of the following titles:
Environmental Science & Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary)
Geochemistry


Master of Science (Interdisciplinary)
Geological Engineering



Master of Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
When the need arises, CSM also offers interdiscipli-
Geology


nary, non-thesis Professional Master degrees to meet
Geophysical Engineering


the career needs of working professionals in CSM’s
Geophysics


focus areas.
Hydrology


Coordinated by the several departments involved,
Materials Science


these interdisciplinary programs contribute to CSM’s
leadership role in addressing the problems and devel-
Mathematical & Computer Science


oping solutions that will enhance the quality of life
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering



for all of earth’s inhabitants in the next century.
Mineral Economics


Graduate Degrees Offered
Mineral Exploration & Mining
CSM offers professional masters, master of sci-
Geosciences

ence (M.S.), master of engineering (M.E.) and doctor
Mining & Earth Systems Engineering



of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in the disciplines listed
Petroleum Engineering



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 prior academic
graduate committee and department head approve.
performance, test scores and references. The academic
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 Cer-
tion of the Bulletin.
tificate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while com-
Students may not be a candidates for a graduate and an
pleting the requirements for their Bachelor Degree. These
undergraduate degree at the same time. Undergraduate stu-
programs can give students a head start on graduate education.
dents in the Combined Degree Program may, however, work
An overview of these combined programs and description of
toward completion of graduate degree requirements prior to
the admission process and requirements are found in the
completing undergraduate degree requirements. See the
Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of this Bulletin.
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree section of the
Admission Procedure
Graduate Bulletin for details of this program.
Applying for Admission
Categories of Admission
Apply electronically for admission on the World Wide Web.
There are three categories of admission to graduate studies
Our Web address is
at Colorado School of Mines: regular, provisional, and spe-
http://www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad
cial graduate nondegree.
Follow the procedure outlined below.
Regular Degree Students
1. Application: Go to the online application form at
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as
www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad/graduate_admissions.html.
determined by the program to which they have applied are
You may download a paper copy of the application from our
admitted as regular graduate students.
website or contact 303-273-3247 or grad-school@Mines.edu
Provisional Degree Students
to have one sent my mail. Students wishing to apply for
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular de-
graduate school should submit completed applications by
gree program directly may be admitted as provisional degree
the following dates:
students for a trial period not longer than 12 months. During
for Fall admission
this period students must demonstrate their ability to work
January 1 – Priority consideration for financial support
for an advanced degree as specified by the admitting degree
April 1 – International student deadline
program. After the first semester, the student may request
July 1 – Domestic student deadline*
that the department review his or her progress and make a de-
for Spring Admission
cision concerning full degree status. With department ap-
September 1 – International student deadline
proval, the credits earned under the provisional status can be
November 1 – Domestic student deadline
applied towards the advanced degree.
*April 30 for Geology and Geological Engineering
International Special Graduate Students
applicants
Applicants who wish to study as non-degree students for
Students wishing to submit applications beyond the final
one or two semesters may apply for Special Graduate status.
deadline should make a request to the individual academic
Special Graduate student status is available to a limited num-
department.
ber of applicants from abroad. All such students who attend
2. Transcripts: Send to the Graduate School two official
class or audit courses at Colorado School of Mines must reg-
transcripts from each school previously attended. The tran-
ister and pay the appropriate nonresident tuition and fees for
scripts may accompany the application or may be sent
the credits taken.
directly by the institution attended. International students’
Nondegree Students
transcripts must be in English or have an official English
translation attached.
Practicing professionals may wish to update their pro-
fessional knowledge or broaden their areas of competence
3. Letters of Recommendation: Ask three people who
without committing themselves to a degree program. They
know your personal qualities and scholastic or professional
may enroll for regular courses as nondegree students. In-
abilities to mail a letter of recommendation directly to the
quiries and applications should be made to the Registrar’s
Graduate School. At least two of the letters should be from
Office, CSM, Golden, CO 80401-0028. Phone: 303-273-3200;
people acquainted with the scholastic abilities of the applicant.
FAX 303-384-2253. A person admitted as a nondegree
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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 in
for applicants seeking admission to their programs. Refer
the Financial Information section of the online graduate ap-
to the section Graduate Degree Programs and Courses by
plication or complete the Financial Assistance section on the
Department or the Graduate School application packet to
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 pro-
www.gre.org.
gram for review. The review is conducted according to the
process developed and approved by the faculty of that degree
5. English Language Requirement: Students whose native
program. The degree program transmits its decision to the
language is not English must score at least 550 on the paper
Dean of the Graduate School, who then notifies the applicant.
TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The decision of the degree program is final and may not be
or 213 on the computer-based examination and have the re-
appealed.
sults 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 the
TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be handi-
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
The INTERLINK Language program offers intensive
Health Center, 1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869.
English language instruction and skills development for aca-
The 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 one
the application for admission.
through six listed in this section.
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Graduate Bulletin
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Student Life at CSM
Housing
Services, the Cashier’s Office, and Student Development and
Mines Park
Academic Support Services.
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
Office for Student Development and Academic
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned by
Services
CSM. The first phase of Mines Park (112 units) was com-
Counseling: The SDAS Office, located in the Student
pleted in 1998 and the second phase (160 units) was finished
Center, offers personal and career counseling, a 300-volume
for Fall semester 2004. The complex houses some freshmen,
resource library, skills development, and wellness-related
upper class students, and families. Residents must be full-
materials. Students can find individual help and group
time students.
presentations, presented by professional counselors on topics
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
such as stress management, relaxation, assertiveness, time
cable television and campus phone lines, and T-1 connections
management, and alcohol/drug education.
to the campus network system. There are two community
Academic Services: Individual sessions for graduate stu-
centers which contain the laundry facilities,
dents are available through SDAS. Topics include effective
recreational/study space, and a convenience store.
studying and preparation for qualifying exams, memory
2005-06 Rates are as follows:
skills, rapid reading of technical material, and learning styles.
Family Housing
Graduate students are welcome to avail themselves of other
1 bedroom
$625/mo
services offered by SDAS, such as free tutoring or weekly
2 bedroom
$720/mo
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, or physics.
3 bedroom
$880/mo
International Student Services
Apartment Housing
The International Student Office advises international stu-
1 bedroom
$625/mo
dents, coordinates the Host Family Program, and holds orien-
2 bedroom
$844/mo
tation programs for new foreign students at the beginning of
3 bedroom
$1,125/mo
each semester. The international student advisor processes
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
student visas and work permits.
please contact the housing office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
For more information, call the International Student
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
Services office at 303-273-3210 or FAX 303-273-3099.
Room 218.
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
Campus Residence Halls
Blaster cards are made in the Student Life Office in the
Four of the residence halls located on campus have the
Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a card
traditional double rooms and common bathrooms, and our
made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each semester the
fifth Residence Hall, Weaver Towers, has suites for seven
Student Activities Office issues validation stickers for student
to eight people with two private bathrooms and a common
ID’s, and students can replace lost, stolen, or damaged
living room.
Blaster Cards for a small fee.
Residence hall rooms are contracted for the entire aca-
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make pur-
demic year; costs range from $3,520 for a traditional double
chases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
room to $4,360 for a single in Weaver Towers. All students
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
in residence halls must also choose a dining hall meal plan.
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying ma-
Meal plans are $3,132 per year, and students can choose any
chine, to check material out of the CSM Library and to make
of the four options available for residence hall students.
purchases at participating golden area businesses. It will also
Student Services
serve as an access card to the campus residence halls and
Ben H. Parker Student Center
may be required to attend various CSM campus activities.
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has a dining hall, meet-
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
ing rooms, offices for student activities, a bookstore, a game
BlasterCard for more information.
room, and the Integral Club lounge and snack bar. Several
Student Health Center
dining hall meal plans for the cafeteria are available for all
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
students.
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
Student Center remodeling and additions were completed
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
in 1996 and 2001. The new additions house more meeting
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as limited
rooms, a food court, and the Admissions, Financial Aid and
prescription and over-the-counter medications. Spouses of
Registrar’s Offices, Career Services, International Student
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,
advice. Directories and other search materials from the
nutrition counseling and information regarding a wide range
Career Center library can be checked out, many workshops
of health concerns. Staff members are also available to pro-
are offered throughout the year on job search topics, and
vide health-promotion events for students groups and resi-
video-taped practice interviews are available.
dence hall program.
Each fall the Career Center sponsors a Career Day to let
The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday
students explore career options with exhibiting employers.
8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN’s throughout the
Information on full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP
day. Physician’s coverage is provided by family practice
jobs is posted in the Career Center as well as on bulletin
physicians who are on site for two hours daily and on-call at
boards around campus. Registered students are often referred
all times. Dental services are also provided on a scheduled
directly to employers. For information phone: 303-273-3235.
basis. To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled cur-
rently; have paid the Health Center fee if they are part time
Oredigger Student Newspaper
and have a completed Health History Form on file at the
The Oredigger student newspaper, published on a regular
Health Center.
basis during the school year, contains news, features, sports,
letters, and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
Supervised by Vice President and Dean of Student Life.
Golden community.
Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
Veterans’ Benefits
Mandatory Health Insurance
The Registrar’s Office offers veterans counseling services
Colorado School of Mines requires health insurance as a
for students attending the School and using educational bene-
condition of enrollment for all CSM students, regardless of
fits from the Veterans Administration.
full-time or part-time status. For students without health in-
surance coverage, the School offers an insurance plan. Addi-
Student Activities
tional coverage for spouses and children is also available.
Student government committees, professional societies,
All international students are, however, required to enroll
living group organizations, special events, honor societies,
in the CSM Plan, regardless of the existence of their own per-
and interest group organizations add a balance to the CSM
sonal health coverage. There are two exceptions to this
community and offer participants the chance to develop
requirement: (1) the international student has an insurance
leadership and management skills. The Student Activities
policy approved by the CSM International Student Office; or
office can give you an up-to-date list of recognized campus
(2) the international student is receiving benefits for a health
organizations and more information about them.
insurance claim that would otherwise be pre-existing under
Student Government
the CSM Plan. Additional coverage for spouses and children
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
is also available.
and is recognized by CSM and the National Association of
NOTE: The Coulter Student Health Center fee and required
Graduate-Professional Students (NSGPS). GSA’s primary
health insurance are two separate programs.
goal is to improve the quality of a graduate education, offer
academic support for graduate students, and provide social
Motor Vehicles, Parking
interaction.
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois Street,
GSA takes an active role in university affairs and promotes
and must display the CSM permit. Vehicles must be regis-
the rights and responsibilities of graduate students. GSA also
tered at the beginning of each semester or within 10 days of
serves to develop university responsibility to non-academic
bringing the vehicle onto campus, and updated whenever you
concerns of graduate students. GSA is funded through and
change your address.
works with Associated Students of the Colorado School of
Mines and is presently represented on the Faculty Senate
Career Center
Graduate Council and Associated Students of CSM. Phone:
The Career Center helps graduate students look for
303-273-3094.
employment. Each year industry and government repre-
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
sentatives visit the campus to interview students and explain
works to advance the interest and promote the welfare of
employment opportunities. Fall is the major recruiting season
CSM and of all students, and to foster and maintain harmony
for both summer and permanent positions, but interviews
among those connected with or interested in the school, in-
take place in the spring as well. In order to interview, students
cluding students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and friends.
must register with the Career Center by submitting copies of
a résumé and completing a registration and permission form.
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to
ensure a full social and academic life for all students with its
A ‘Career Manual’ is available to help in résumé writing,
organizations, publications, and social events.
interviewing, and off-campus job searches, and students can
get individual critiques of résumés and letters and job search
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The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves the ASCSM as
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Mathematics
the campus special events board. Most student events on
National Society of Pershing Rifles
Military Science
campus are planned by the MAC committees. Committees
Order of Omega
Greek Scholarship
are the Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) committee, which
Pi Epsilon Tau
Petroleum Engineering
brings comedians and other performers to campus on most
Sigma Pi Sigma
Physics
Fridays in the academic year; the Special Events committee,
Tau Beta Pi
Engineering
which coordinates events like the annual Back-to-School
Interest Organizations
Bash, Discount Sport Nights at professional sporting events,
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs
and one-time specialty entertainment; the E-Days committee;
of the CSM student body by providing specific co-curricular
and the Homecoming committee.
activities. These organizations are:
Special Events
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
Research Fair: GSA presently co-sponsors a graduate
Band
paper competition with Sigma XI during CSM’s spring
Bioengineering Club
semester Engineering Days (E-Days). The fair is designed
Campus Crusade for Christ
to give graduate students the opportunity to make a presenta-
College Republicans
tion in a professional conference setting about research they
Chorus
have been working on. At the conclusion of the event, cash
CSM Ambassadors
prizes are awarded to graduate students whose papers exhibit
Earthworks
outstanding contributions to their areas of study.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
International Day is planned and conducted by the Inter-
Hawaii Club
national Student Organization. It includes exhibits and pro-
Math Club
grams designed to further the cause of understanding among
Mines Little Theatre
the countries of the world. The international dinner, including
Non-Traditional Students
entertainment and samples of foods from countries all over
Students for Creative Anachronism
the world, is one of the top campus social events of 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
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
opportunity to experience different cultures while at Mines
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
and help the students from those cultures adjust to Mines
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
campus life. These organizations include
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
Afro-Caribbean Students Union
Engineer Days are held each spring. The three-day affair is
Chinese Student Association
organized entirely by students. Contests are held in drilling,
International Student Organization (ISO)
hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics, and softball, to
Japanese Student Association (JSA)
name a few. Additional events include a fireworks display,
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
an E-Day concert, and the traditional orecart push.
Taiwanese Student Association
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 and
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
early fall at local parks, they let graduate students take a
Hispanic Professional Engineers & Scientists (SHPES)
break from studying.
Professional Societies
Honor Societies
Professional societies are generally student chapters of the
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
national professional societies. As student chapters, the pro-
their members in scholarship, leadership, and service. Each
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
of the CSM honor societies recognizes different achievements
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
by our students. The Colorado School of Mines honor soci-
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
eties, and their representative areas, are as follows:
in the profession. Many of the organizations also offer intern-
Alpha Phi Omega
Service
ships, fellowships, and scholarships. The Colorado School of
Alpha Sigma Mu
Metals
Mines chapters are as follows:
Blue Key
Service, Scholarship, Activities
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Kappa Kappa Psi
Band
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Recreational Organizations
Engineers (AIME)
Recreational organizations give students with similar
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
recreational interests the chance to participate as a group in
American Chemical Society (ACS)
the activities. Most of the recreational organizations compete
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
on both the local and regional levels at tournaments during
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
the school year. These clubs are:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Welding Society
Billiards Club
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Caving Club
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Cheerleading
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Kayak Club
International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA)
Racquetball Club
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Rugby Club
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Shooting Club
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Ski Club/Team
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Men’s Volleyball
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Women’s Soccer
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
BMOC (Big Men on Campus)
Society of Graduate Geophysics Students (SGGS)
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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
of the locations.
provides 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, net-
for library users.
work security, volume and site licensing of software, on-line
The library collections include more than 500,000 volumes;
training modules, videoconferencing, and campus web site
approximately 1800 serial titles with hundreds of databases
and central systems administration and support. In addition,
and e-journals; over 201,000 maps; archival materials on
support and administration is provided for some academic
CSM and western mining history; and several special col-
department servers, laboratories, and desktops. AC&N man-
lections. The library is a selective U.S. and Colorado state
ages and supports the central course management system
depository with over 600,000 government publications, in-
(Blackboard), calendaring services, printing, short-term
cluding selected NTIS publications.
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. Students
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput-
and faculty have access to nearly all of the library’s electronic
ing network operated by AC&N and many areas of the cam-
resources from any computer on the campus network, includ-
pus are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls
ing those in networked CSM residential facilities. Dial-up
and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network
and Internet access is also available from on and off-campus.
access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also di-
See the library’s web page at http://www.mines.edu/library/
rectly connected to the network.
for more information and Web links.
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and
Reference resources include specialized databases, web-
networking resources are expected to comply with all poli-
sites and print indexes. Reference librarians provide instruc-
cies related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted
tion and personal help as needed, conduct library research
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/policies/.
sessions for classes, and provide e-mail and telephone refer-
For more information about AC&N, see the web pages
ence and research services.
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/.
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
Copy Center
CSM library and other libraries within the Colorado Alliance,
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
interlibrary loan service provides access to materials from
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
regional and world-wide libraries.
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized origi-
Academic Computing and Networking
nals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo
Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and en-
Academic Computing and Networking (AC&N) provides
largement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have
computing and networking services to meet the instructional,
a variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
research, and networking infrastructure needs of the campus.
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available to
AC&N manages and operates the campus network along
students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus exten-
with central academic computing systems and laboratories
sion is 3202.
located in the Green Center, CTLM, Writing Center, and
Library. In addition, AC&N’s academic department support
CSM Alumni Association
services group provides support services for many depart-
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Asso-
mental servers, laboratories, and desktops.
ciation, established in 1895, serves the Colorado School of
Central computing accounts and services are available to
Mines and its alumni. Services and benefits of membership
registered students and current faculty and staff members.
include:
Information about hours, services, and the activation of new
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
accounts is available on the web site at http://www.mines.edu/
alumni news; Mines Magazine®, The Network is an annual
academic/computer/, directly from the front desk of the
directory of all Mines alumni (hard copy and on-line);
Computing Center (Green Center 231) or CTLM locations,
on-line job listings; section activities providing a connection
or by calling (303) 273-3431.
to the campus and other Mines alumni around the world
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for social and networking purposes; connections to Mines
dent needs and utilizes hands-on, experiential learning. Its
through invitations to local and annual alumni meetings,
emphasis on English for Engineering and Technology is es-
reunions, golf tournaments and other special events; awards,
pecially beneficial to prospective CSM students. Upon com-
including the opportunity to nominate fellow alumni and be
pletion of the program, students are usually ready for the
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges to Colorado resi-
rigorous demands of undergraduate or graduate study at
dents; and e-mail forwarding services.
CSM. Successful completion of the program may entitle aca-
Benefits for the Colorado School of Mines and current
demically qualified students to begin their academic studies
students are student grants; the Student Financial Assistance
without a TOEFL score.
Program; recognition banquets for graduating seniors/
Enrollment at the CSM center is limited to students with
graduate students; assistance and support of School events
high intermediate to advanced proficiency. Students with
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
lower level of proficiency may enroll at INTERLINK’s other
recruiting; Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and programs
centers. For special arrangements for lower level students,
enabling alumni input in school programming.
contact the INTERLINK office at the address below.
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
273-3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni
ondary school in good standing (Grade point average of C+
Association, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden,
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
CO 80402-1410.
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
Environmental Health and Safety
guage Center (ESL) at:
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 195. The Department pro-
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
vides a wide variety of services to students, staff and faculty
http://www.eslus.com
members. Functions of the Department include: hazardous
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
waste collection and disposal; chemical procurement and dis-
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
tribution; assessment of air and water quality; fire safety; lab-
Tele: 303-273-3516
oratory safety; industrial hygiene; health physics; biosafety;
Fax: 303-278-4055
and recycling. Staff is available to consult on issues such as
LAIS Writing Center
chemical exposure control, hazard identification, safety sys-
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
tems design, personal protective equipment, or regulatory
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
compliance. Stop by our office or call 303 273-3316.
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
Green Center
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a large
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama productions,
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
or for any occasion when a large attendance is expected.
Office of International Programs
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
arranged for up to 500 people.
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
125 and 330, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
information about study abroad and other international
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern Com-
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
puting Center and the Department of Geophysics.
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
The INTERLINK language program at CSM combines
tunities for CSM undergraduate and graduate students and
intensive English language instruction (ESL) with academic
serve as an informational and advising resource for them;
training and cultural orientation. Designed for international
(2) assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
students planning to attend CSM or other American universi-
(3) serve as an information resource for faculty and scholars
ties, the program prepares students for a successful transition
of the CSM community, promoting faculty exchanges and
to academic work. The curriculum focuses on individual stu-
the pursuit of collaborative international research activities;
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(4) foster international outreach and technology transfer pro-
Research Development
grams; (5) facilitate arrangements for official international
Under the direction of the Vice President for Research, the
visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the interna-
Office of Research Development (ORD) is responsible for
tionalization of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
nurturing and expanding CSM’s research experience and
Office of Technology Transfer
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 in-
Through its internal technical review team and external busi-
formation 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 communi-
President for Finance and Operations, provides administra-
ty, 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
Education (SPACE)
expand 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 con-
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
centrated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced profes-
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
sionals. The Office offers a broad array of programming for
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and services
K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher Enhancement
for the CSM community regarding gender and equity issues.
Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project. The Office
For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich, Executive
also coordinates educational programs for international cor-
Director of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathe-
porations and governments through the International Insti-
matics, Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th Street, Golden,
tute for Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine Safety
CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097; dlasich@mines.edu
and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin lists the ed-
or www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/wisem
ucational programs offered by the SPACE Office, CSM,
1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303 273-
Public Relations
3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu; website
The communications staff in the President’s Office is
www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
responsible for public relations and marketing initiatives
at Mines. For information about the School’s publications
guidelines, including the use of Mines logos, and for media-
related requests, contact Marsha Konegni, Director of
Integrated Marketing Communications, 303-273-3326 or
mkonegni@mines.edu.
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Telecommunications
Telecommunications Office provides long distance serv-
The Telecommunications Office is located at the west end
ices for the Residence Halls, Sigma Nu house, Fiji house,
of the Plant Facilities building, and provides telephone services
PI PHI House, ALPHA PHI House, SIGMA KAPPA House
to the campus. The Telecommunications Office also main-
and Mines Park housing areas through individual account
tains a CSM Campus Directory in conjunction with the Infor-
codes. Long distance rates for domestic calling are 0.05 cents
mation Services department available anytime to faculty,
per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International
staff, and students on the Web at www.mines.edu/directory.
rates are available at the Telecommunications Office or through
the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/telecomm/Students/
Local telephone service is provided, as part of the housing
StudRate.asp. Accounts are issued by request at any time.
rates (optional for Mines Park residence). The Telecommuni-
Monthly long distance charges are assessed to the student
cations Office provides maintenance for telephone lines and
accounts by the 5th of each month for calls made the prior
services. Students will need to bring or purchase their own
month, and invoices are mailed directly to students at their
calling line ID device if they choose to take advantage of this
campus address. Questions regarding the above services
feature.
should be directed to the Telecommunications Office by
calling (303) 273-3000 or 1-800-446-9488 and saying Tele-
communications, or via the Web at http://www.is.mines.edu/
telecomm/.
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Registration and Tuition Classification
General Registration Requirements
hours of research credit at CSM. While completing this
The normal full load for graduate students is 10 credit
experience, students will register for research credit under
hours per term. Special cases outlined below include first-
course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as
year international students who must receive special instruc-
appropriate. Faculty will assign grades indicating satisfactory
tion to improve their language skills, and students who have
or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of the
completed most of their credit-hour requirements and are
student’s work.
working full time on their thesis.
Eligibility for Thesis Registration
Full-time graduate students may register for an overload of
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who
up to 5 credit hours (up to 15 credit hours total) per term at
have completed the minimum course and research require-
no increase in tuition. Subject to written approval by their
ments for their degree will be eligible to register for thesis
advisor and department head or division director, students
credit and will be considered to be pursuing their graduate
may register for more than 15 credit hours per term by pay-
program full time at a reduced registration level. In order to
ing additional tuition at the regular part-time rate for all
be considered to have completed the minimum course and
hours over 15. The maximum number of credits for which a
research requirements, students must satisfy the following
student can register during the summer is 12.
requirements:
Students may register at less than the required full-time
1. For M.S./M.E. students, completion of 36 hours of
registration, subject to the minimum registration require-
course and research credits combined
ments defined below, except for students meeting any of the
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of course
following conditions.
and research credits combined
x International students subject to immigration require-
3. For all students, having approved Admission to Candi-
ments. This applies to international students holding
dacy forms on file in the Graduate Office, within the first
J-1 and F-1 visas.
week of the semester you are applying for reduced thesis
x Students receiving financial assistance in the form of
registration.
graduate teaching assistantships, research assistant-
4. Candidates for thesis-based degrees may not use more
ships, fellowships or hourly contracts.
than 12 credit hours per semester in determining eligibility
x Students enrolled in academic programs that require
for thesis registration.
full-time registration. Refer to the degree program sec-
Transfer credits that have been accepted toward the degree
tions of this bulletin to see if this applies to a particular
count toward the 36 or 72 hour requirement. Students who
program.
are eligible for thesis registration will be considered full time
Students for whom any one of these conditions apply must
if they are registered for 4 credit hours of thesis under course
register at the appropriate full-time credit hour requirement.
numbers 700 (M.E.), 701 (M.S.) or 703 (Ph.D.) as appropri-
If not required to register full-time, to remain in good
ate. Faculty will assign thesis grades indicating satisfactory
standing, non-thesis students must register continuously for
or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of the
a minimum of 3 hours of course credit each fall and spring
student’s work.
semester. Summer registration is not required for non-thesis
Graduation Requirements
students to remain in good standing.
To graduate, students must be registered during the term in
To remain in good standing, thesis-based students must
which they complete their program. In enforcing this regis-
register continuously for a minimum of 4 credit hours each
tration requirement, the Graduate School allows students to
fall and spring semester. Students who continue to work on
complete their checkout requirements past the end of the
degree programs and utilize CSM facilities during the sum-
semester. Late checkout is accepted by the Graduate School
mer must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Students
through the last day of registration in the semester immedi-
registered during the summer must pay full summer fees.
ately following the semester in which a student has com-
Research Registration
pleted his or her academic degree requirements; the Spring
for Fall completion, the Summer for Spring completion, and
In addition to completing prescribed course work and
Fall for Summer completion. Students not meeting this check-
defending a thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs
out deadline are required to register for an additional semes-
must complete a research or engineering design experience
ter before the Graduate School will process their checkout
under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor. Master
request. Refer to page 30 for additional information or
students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of research
www.mines.edu/admiss/grad/graduation.htm
credit, and doctoral students must complete a minimum of 24
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Full-time Status - Required
Reciprocal Registration
Course Load
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State Sup-
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring semesters,
ported Institutions in Northern Colorado, CSM graduate
students must register for at least 10 credit hours. However,
students who are paying full-time tuition may take courses at
international students need only register for 6 credit hours
Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado,
per semester during their first year, if they are required to
and University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver, Colorado
take special language instruction or are accepted in Provi-
Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no charge by
sional Status. In the event a thesis-based student has com-
completing the request form and meeting the required con-
pleted his or her required course work and research credits
ditions on registration and tuition, course load, and course
(36 hours for master’s students and 72 hours for doctoral
and space availability. Request forms are available from the
students) and has an approved Admission to Candidacy form
Registrar’s office.
on file in the Graduate Office, the student will be deemed
In-State Tuition Classification Status
full-time if he or she is registered for at least 4 credit hours
General Information
of thesis credit.
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of tui-
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester, stu-
tion for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal resi-
dents must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
dence, is in Colorado. Each CSM student is classified as
Late Registration Fee
either an “in-state resident” or a “non-resident” at the time
of matriculation. These classifications, which are governed
Students must complete their registration by the date
by Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by
specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to
each student on his or her application for admission to CSM.
complete their registration during this time will be assessed
A student who willfully furnishes incorrect information to
a $100 late registration fee and will not receive any tuition
CSM to evade payment of non-resident tuition shall be sub-
fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
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 unanticipated
citizen and who is supported on an assistantship or fellow-
circumstances make it temporarily impossible for students to
ship to become a legal resident of Colorado at the earliest
continue to work toward a degree. Leave of absence requests
opportunity. Typically, tuition at the non-resident rate will
for the current semester must be received by the Dean of
be paid by CSM for these students during their first year of
Graduate Studies prior to the last day of classes. Leave of
study only. After the first year of study, these students may
absence requests for prior semesters will not be considered.
be responsible for paying the difference between resident and
Any request for a leave of absence must have the prior
non-resident tuition.
approval of the student’s faculty advisor, the department
Requirements for Establishing In-State Residency
head or division or program director and the Dean of Gradu-
The specific requirements for establishing residency for
ate Studies. The request for a leave of absence must be in
tuition classification purposes are prescribed by state law
writing and must include (1) the reasons why the student
(Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because
must interrupt his or her studies and (2) a plan (including a
Colorado residency status is governed solely by Colorado
timeline and deadlines) for resuming and completing the
law, the fact that a student might not qualify for in-state
work toward the degree in a timely fashion.
status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
Students on leaves of absence will remain in good stand-
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the burden
ing even though they are not registered for any course, re-
of proof on the student to provide clear and convincing evi-
search or thesis credits.
dence of eligibility.
Thesis-based students will not have access to CSM resources
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in
while on a leave of absence. This includes, but is not limited
Colorado for the year immediately preceding the beginning
to, office space, computational facilities, library and faculty.
of the semester in which in-state status is sought. “Domicile”
Students who fail to register and who are not on approved
is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of
leaves of absence have their degree programs terminated.
habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for in-state
Students who wish to return to graduate school after an
status if at least one parent (or his or her court-appointed
unauthorized leave of absence must apply for readmission
guardian) has been domiciled in Colorado for at least one
and pay a $200 readmission fee.
year. If neither of the student’s parents are domiciliaries of
Colorado, the student must be a qualified person to begin the
The financial impact of requesting a leave of absence for
one-year domiciliary period. A “qualified person” is someone
the current semester is covered in the section on “Payments
who is at least twenty-two years old, married, or emanci-
and Refunds.”
pated. A student may prove emancipation if: (1) the student’s
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parents have entirely surrendered the right to the student’s
Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
custody and earnings; (2) the student’s parents are no longer
Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
under any duty to financially support the student; and (3) the
Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
student’s parents have made no provision for the continuing
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more informa-
support of the student.
tion about WICHE.
To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified per-
Dropping and Adding Courses
son must be living in Colorado with the present intention to
Students may drop or add courses through web registra-
reside permanently in Colorado. Although none of the follow-
tion without paying a fee during the first 11 school days of a
ing indicia are determinative, voter registration, driver’s
regular semester, the first four school days of a six-week
license, vehicle registration, state income tax filings, real
field course, or the first six school days of an eight-week
property interests, and permanent employment (or acceptance
summer term.
of future employment) in Colorado will be considered in de-
termining whether a student has the requisite intention to per-
After the 11th day of classes through the 10th week, con-
manently reside in Colorado. Once a student’s legal residence
tinuing students may drop any course for any reason with a
has been permanently established in Colorado, he or she may
grade of W. Graduate students in their first semester at CSM
continue to be classified as a resident student so long as such
have through the 14th week of that semester to drop a course.
residence is maintained, even though circumstances may re-
A student must process a form and pay a $4.00 fee for any
quire extended temporary absences from Colorado.
change in class schedule after the first 11 days of class, ex-
cept in cases beyond the student’s control or withdrawal from
For more information about the requirements for establish-
school. Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.
ing in-state residency, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
After the 10th (or 14th) week, no drops are permitted
Petitioning for In-State Tuition Classification
except in case of withdrawal from school or for extenuating
A continuing, non-resident student who believes that he
circumstances. To request consideration of extenuating cir-
or she has become eligible for in-state resident tuition due to
cumstances, a student must submit a written request to the
events that have occurred subsequent to his or her initial en-
Graduate Dean, which includes the following:
rollment may file a Petition for In-State Tuition Classifica-
tion with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is due in the
1. A list of the courses from which they wish to with-
Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the semester for
draw. This must include all courses for which they are
which the student is requesting in-state resident status. Upon
registered.
receipt of the petition, the Registrar will initially decide
2. Documentation of the problem which is the basis for
whether the student should be granted in-state residency sta-
the request.
tus. The Registrar’s decision may be appealed by petition to
3. If the problem involves a medical condition, the docu-
the Tuition Classification Review Committee. For more in-
mentation must be signed by a licensed medical doctor
formation about this process, please contact the Registrar’s
or a representative of the CSM Counseling Office.
Office.
4. Signatures indicating approval by the student’s advisor
In-State Tuition Classification for WICHE Program
and department head or division director.
Participants
A student who is allowed to withdraw from courses under
WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher
this policy will receive a grade of “W” for each course and
Education, promotes the sharing of higher education re-
will be placed on automatic leave of absence. In order to
sources among the participating western states. Under this
resume their graduate program, they must submit a written
program, residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Mon-
application that includes documentation that the problems
tana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South
which caused the withdrawal have been corrected. The stu-
Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming who are enrolled
dent will be reinstated to active status upon approval of their
in qualifying graduate programs may be eligible for in-state
application by their advisor and their department head or di-
tuition classification. Current qualifying programs include:
vision director.
Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)
The financial impact of a withdrawal is covered in the sec-
Chemistry (M.S.)
tion on “Payments and Refunds.”
Engineering Systems (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Geological Engineering (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
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Auditing Courses
toward the minimum number of hours for which students are
As part of the maximum of 15 semester hours of graduate
required to register. This includes the 3- or 4-hour minimum
work, students may enroll for no credit (NC) in a course with
required of part-time students and the 3-, 4- or 10-hour re-
the permission of the instructor. Tuition charges are the same
quirement for students who must register full time.
for no credit as for credit enrollment.
The thesis-only registration policy was based on the prin-
Students must enroll for no credit before the last day of
ciple that the minimum degree requirement (36 or 72 hours)
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is
would include only the credits applied toward that degree.
available in the Registrar’s Office. NC designation is awarded
Deficiency and extra courses are above and beyond that min-
only if all conditions stipulated by course instructors are met.
imum. NC courses fall into the latter category and may not
be applied toward the degree. Therefore, NC registration will
Mines requires that all U.S. students who are being sup-
not count toward the number of hours required to be eligible
ported by the institution register full time, and federal finan-
for reduced thesis registration.
cial aid regulations prohibit us from counting NC registration
in determining financial aid eligibility. In addition, the INS
NC registration may involve additional effort on the part
requires that international students register full time, and re-
of faculty to give and/or grade assignments or exams, so it is
cent anti-terrorism proposals discourage us from counting
the institution’s policy to charge tuition for NC courses.
NC registration toward that requirement. Furthermore, there
Therefore, NC registration will count toward the maximum
are no consistent standards for expectations of students who
number of credits for which a graduate student may be al-
register for NC in a course. Therefore, in order to treat all
lowed to register. This includes a tuition surcharge for credits
CSM students consistently, NC registration will not count
taken over 15.
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General Regulations
Graduate School Bulletin
Drug Use
It is the responsibility of the graduate student to become
Recognizing the threat to health and welfare from the use
informed and to observe all regulations and procedures
of illegal drugs. this policy requires CSM students to obey all
required by the program the student is pursuing. Ignorance
Colorado and Federal laws concerning the manufacture, pos-
of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving that rule.
session, sale, and use of drugs.
The Graduate Bulletin current when a graduate student first
Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
enrolls gives the academic requirements the student must
This policy informs CSM students of community stan-
meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
dards and potential consequences (the legal sanctions) for
requirements in a later catalog published while the student
using alcohol or drugs illegally.
is enrolled in the graduate school. Changes to administrative
policies and procedures become effective for all students as
Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons
soon as the campus community is notified of the changes.
Covered in this policy are the general ban on campus of
firearms, explosives, and other weapons, exceptions to the
The Graduate Bulletin is available to students in both print
ban, and the firearm storage procedures.
and electronic forms. Print bulletins are updated annually.
Electronic versions of the Graduate Bulletin may be updated
Distribution of Literature
more frequently to reflect changes approved by the campus
Given in this policy are the restrictions on distributing
community. As such, students are encouraged to refer to the
(including the selling of) literature, newspapers, and maga-
most recently available electronic version of the Graduate
zines on school property; the limit on distributing advertising
Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website. The
or commercial material (for example, handbills); the require-
electronic version of the Graduate Bulletin is considered the
ments for soliciting and vending on school property; and the
official version of this document. In case of disagreement be-
right to picket or demonstrate on campus.
tween the electronic and print versions, the electronic version
Student Honor Code
will take precedence.
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
Curriculum Changes
(ASCSM) passed the new CSM Student Honor Code in a
The CSM Board of Trustees reserves the right to change
vote held in March 2003.
any course of study or any part of the curriculum to respond
Preamble
to educational and scientific developments. No statement in
The students of Colorado School of Mines have adopted
this Bulletin or in the registration of any student shall be con-
the following Student Honor Code in order to establish a
sidered as a contract between Colorado School of Mines and
high standard of student behavior at CSM. The Honor Code
the student.
may only be amended through a student referendum sup-
General Policies of Student Conduct
ported by a majority vote of the Mines student body.
In addition to the student conduct policies described in
Code
detail in this section of the Graduate Bulletin, the Colorado
Mines students believe it is our responsibility to promote
School of Mines has a number of policies which govern stu-
and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure our
dent behavior on campus. Following is a list of those impor-
safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning envi-
tant policies with a brief definition or description of each.
ronment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume responsi-
Copies of the complete text describing each policy are avail-
bility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity. As a
able from the Office of the Vice President for Student Af-
Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest stan-
fairs.
dards of academic excellence and personal integrity regard-
Campus Security
ing my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and research
endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and above all,
This policy is intended to improve security and reduce
with honor and integrity in all aspects of my academic en-
crime on campus. It includes the publishing of campus crime
deavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work of others
statistics and procedures for reporting crimes.
as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized assistance
Alcohol Use
in the performance of academic coursework. I will conduct
This policy conforms to state and local laws on alcohol
myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library, comput-
use, distribution, and consumption. The text restates the legal
ing center, and all other school facilities and resources. By
drinking age, designates campus locations for consuming
practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the princi-
alcoholic beverages, explains procedures for planning stu-
ples of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I will not
dent events at which alcohol is served, and gives the penal-
participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination or mis-
ties for violating the policy.
treatment of another individual.
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Student Misconduct
5. Cheating – giving, using, or attempting to give or use,
Policy
unauthorized materials or aid with the intent of demon-
In an academic setting, student misconduct is broadly
strating academic performance through fraudulent means.
defined as behavior that erodes the basis of mutual trust on
Examples include copying from another student’s paper
which scholarly exchanges rest, undermines the Institution’s
or receiving unauthorized assistance on a quiz, test or
ability to fairly and effectively evaluate a student’s academic
examination; using books, notes or other devices such as
achievements, and restricts the Institution’s ability to accom-
calculators, unless explicitly authorized; acquiring with-
plish its scholarly objectives and educational mission. Because
out authorization copies of examinations before the
of the serious institutional ramifications, student misconduct
scheduled examination; and copying reports, laboratory
of the type and nature described below is not tolerated at
work or computer files from other students. Authorized
CSM. If a student is found to have engaged in these activities
materials are those generally regarded as being appropri-
sanctions ranging from a disciplinary change of grade, to loss
ate in an academic setting, unless specific exceptions
of institutional privileges or, in extreme cases, to academic
have been articulated by the instructor.
suspension or dismissal may be imposed by the Institution.
6. Impeding – negatively impacting the ability of other stu-
Some of the more common forms of misconduct are listed
dents to successfully complete course or degree require-
below as a guide. This list is not intended to be exhaustive,
ments. Examples include removing materials from the
but rather illustrative of the practices the CSM community
library that are placed on reserve for general use; failing
has deemed inappropriate.
to provide team members necessary materials or assis-
tance; and knowingly disseminating false information
1. Dishonest Conduct – general conduct unbecoming of a
about the nature of a test or examination.
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
Procedure
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
If a faculty member has reasonable grounds for suspecting
and verifying as true things that are known to the student
a student or students have engaged in academically dishonest
not to be true or verifiable.
misconduct, he or she should inform the student or students
of the allegations, and attempt to resolve the issue directly.
2. Plagiarism – presenting the work of another as one’s
In cases where allegations stem from graduate student research
own. This is usually accomplished through omission of
activities, the faculty member must make the student’s thesis
acknowledgment. Examples include submitting as one’s
committee aware of the allegations, and the thesis committee
own work the work of another student, a ghost writer, or
should attempt to resolve the issue. In completing this process,
a commercial writing service; quoting, either directly or
faculty members will make reasonable efforts to maintain the
paraphrased, a source without appropriate acknowledg-
confidentiality of the parties involved.
ment; and using figures, charts, graphs or facts without
appropriate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional
Faculty members and thesis committees have broad discre-
misuse or appropriation of another’s work is still consid-
tion to address and resolve misconduct matters in a manner
ered plagiarism.
that is commensurate with the infraction and consistent with
the values of the Institution. This includes imposition of
3. Falsification/Fabrication – inventing or altering informa-
appropriate academic sanctions for students involved in
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
academically dishonest behavior.
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that par-
ticular results were achieved from procedures when such
If academic sanctions are to be imposed by a faculty
procedures were not actually undertaken or when such re-
member or thesis committee, the faculty must provide the
sults were not actually supported by the pertinent data;
accused student, the student's Department Head/Division
false citation of source materials; reporting false informa-
Director and the Graduate Dean a written summary of the
tion about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences;
suspected infraction and the sanctions to be imposed. This
submitting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed
must be done within 10 business days of the discovery of the
deadlines; and altering previously submitted examinations.
possibility of academic dishonesty.
4. Tampering – interfering with, altering or attempting to
Students who disagree with the accusation or penalty
alter university records, grades, assignments, or other
imposed may, or in case where faculty believe that a non-
documents without authorization. Examples include using
academic response (e.g., suspension, dismissal, or revocation
a computer or a false-written document to change a
of specific campus privileges) is appropriate must appeal to
recorded grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any
the Graduate Dean. Appeals to the Graduate Dean must be
academic record; gaining unauthorized access to a univer-
done in writing and be delivered within 20 business days of
sity record by any means.
the discovery of the potentially dishonest conduct. In most
cases, the Graduate Dean will process appeals through the
Student Judicial Panel. Cases involving academically dis-
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honest behavior in the conduct of research may be appealed,
correct the deficiencies that caused or contributed to the stu-
at the discretion of the Graduate Dean, using the appeal
dent’s unsatisfactory academic progress. The remedial plan,
process described in the Mandatory Dismissal Appeal Pro-
which must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor and
cedures section (page 27) of this bulletin.
the department head, division or program director, shall be
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin
submitted to the Dean no later than 15 business days from
the date of official notification. If the Dean concludes that the
Provisions
remedial plan is likely to lead to successful completion of all
If a conflict or inconsistency is found to exist between
degree requirements within an acceptable time frame, the
these policies and any other provision of the CSM Graduate
Dean may halt the discretionary dismissal process and allow
Bulletin, the provisions of these policies shall govern the
the student to continue working toward his or her degree.
resolution of such conflict or inconsistency.
If the Dean concludes that the remedial plan is inadequate,
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
or that it is unlikely to lead to successful completion of all
degree requirements within an acceptable time frame, the
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in
Dean shall notify the student of his or her discretionary dis-
Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
missal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal the
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a
dismissal as outlined below.
graduate degree shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the
following conditions occur:
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Resulting
in Mandatory Dismissal
x Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the
3.0 or greater (see Grading System section);
following measures shall result in immediate, mandatory
x Receipt of an “In-Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade for
dismissal of a graduate student: (1) failure to successfully
research or thesis credits; or
defend the thesis after two attempts; (2) failure to be admit-
x Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” recommenda-
ted to candidacy; or (3) failure by a student subject to discre-
tion from: (1) the head or director of the student’s home
tionary dismissal to achieve a performance milestone or meet
department or division, (2) the student’s thesis commit-
a deadline contained in his or her remedial plan. The Dean of
tee, or (3) a departmental committee charged with the
Graduate Studies shall be notified promptly of any situation
responsibility of monitoring the student’s progress.
that may subject a student to mandatory dismissal. In this
event, the Dean shall notify the student of his or her dis-
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a graduate
missal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal
student shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate Studies in a
the dismissal as outlined below.
timely manner. Students making unsatisfactory progress by
any of the measures listed above shall be placed on academic
Students who have been notified of mandatory dismissal
probation upon the first occurrence of such indication. Upon
will be placed in non-degree status. They may request re-
the second occurrence of an unsatisfactory progress indica-
admission to either the same or a different degree program
tion, the Dean shall notify the student that he or she is subject
by submitting a full application for admission to the Gradu-
to discretionary dismissal according to the procedure out-
ate Office. The application will be reviewed through the nor-
lined below.
mal admission process.
In addition, students in thesis-based degree programs who
If a student who has been reinstated or readmitted to their
are not admitted to candidacy within the time limits specified
former degree program subsequently is found to be making
in this Bulletin may be subject to immediate mandatory dis-
unsatisfactory progress, they immediately will be subject to
missal according to the procedure outlined below. Failure to
mandatory dismissal.
fulfill this requirement must be reported to the Dean of Grad-
Appeal Procedures
uate Studies in a timely manner by the department head or
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be ap-
division/program director.
pealed by a graduate student pursuant to this procedure. To
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal
trigger review hereunder, an appeal must: (1) be in writing;
Procedures
(2) contain a succinct description of the matter being appealed;
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of
and (3) be filed with the Office of the Dean of Graduate
an initial indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the
Studies no later than 20 business days from the date upon
Dean of Graduate Studies shall notify the student of his or
which the student received official notification from the
her probationary status in a timely manner.
Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal by one of
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or
the mechanisms defined above, the Dean shall notify the
mandatory dismissal, the Dean shall appoint a review com-
student and invite him or her to submit a written remedial
mittee composed of three tenured faculty members who are
plan, including performance milestones and deadlines, to
not members of the student’s home or minor department or
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division. The review committee shall review the student’s
EVPAA will investigate as appropriate to the issue under
appeal and issue a written recommendation thereon to the
consideration and render a decision. The decision of the
Dean within 20 business days. During the course of perform-
EVPAA is final.
ing this function, the committee may: (1) interview the stu-
5. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will
dent, the student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the student’s
notify the Graduate Council of the request, the decision
thesis committee; (2) review all documentation related to the
and the reasons for the decision. If the Graduate Council
appeal under consideration; (3) secure the assistance of out-
endorses the decision, then any other student in the same
side expertise, if needed; and (4) obtain any other informa-
situation having the same justification can expect the
tion necessary to properly consider the appeal.
same decision.
The authority to render a final decision regarding all grad-
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis
uate student appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the Exec-
The award of a thesis-based graduate degree is conditioned
utive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
on the student’s deposit of his or her completed thesis in the
Exceptions and Appeals
CSM library to ensure its availability to the public. Although
Academic Policies and Requirements
the student retains the copyright in the thesis, by depositing
Academic policies and requirements are included in the
the thesis with the library, the student assigns a perpetual,
Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees as
non-exclusive, royalty-free license to CSM to permit CSM to
delegated to the Faculty Senate. These include matters such
copy the thesis and allow the public reasonable access to it.
as degree requirements, grading systems, thesis and disserta-
Under special circumstances, CSM may agree to include
tion standards, admission standards and new and modified
proprietary research in a graduate student’s thesis. The nature
degree programs, certificates, minors and courses. No CSM
and extent of the proprietary research reported in the thesis
administrator, faculty or staff member may change, waive or
must be agreed upon in writing by the principal investigator,
grant exceptions to such academic policies and requirements
student and Dean of Graduate Studies. In some cases, the
without approval of the Graduate Council, the Senate and/or
proprietary nature of the underlying research may require
the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
the school to delay public access to the completed thesis for
Administrative Policies and Procedures
a limited period of time. In no case will public access to the
Administrative Policies and Procedures are included in
thesis be denied for more than12 months from the date the
this Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees
Statement of Work Completion form is submitted to the
as delegated to the appropriate administrative office. These
Graduate School.
include (but are not limited to) matters such as student record
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies
keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and deadlines, regis-
If the department or division decides that new students do
tration requirements and procedures, assessment of tuition
not have the necessary background to complete an advanced
and fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean of Gradu-
degree, they will be required to enroll in courses for which
ate Studies may waive or grant exceptions to such adminis-
they will receive no credit toward their graduate degree, or
trative policies and procedures as warranted by the
complete supervised readings, or both. Students are notified
circumstances of individual cases.
of their apparent deficiency areas in their acceptance letter
Any graduate student may request a waiver or exception
from the Graduate School or in their first interview with their
by the following process:
department advisor.
1. Contact the Graduate Office to determine whether a stan-
Graduate students must attain a B average in deficiency
dard form exists. If so, complete the form. If a standard
courses, and any student receiving a grade of D in a defi-
form does not exist, prepare a memo with a statement of
ciency course will be required to repeat the course. Grades
the request and a discussion of the reasons why a waiver
for these deficiency courses are recorded on the student’s
or exception would be justified.
transcript, become part of the student’s permanent record,
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s
and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students whose under-
advisor and department head or division director, then
graduate records are deficient should remove all deficiencies
submit it to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate studies.
3. If the request involves academic policies or requirements,
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
the Dean of Graduate Studies will request Graduate Coun-
Courses
cil approval at their next regularly scheduled meeting.
Students may receive graduate credit for a maximum
4. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of
of nine semester hours of department-approved 400-level
the decision. The student may file a written appeal with
course work not taken to remove deficiencies upon the rec-
the Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs within
ommendation of the graduate committee and the approval of
10 business days of being notified of the decision. The
the Graduate Dean.
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Students may receive graduate credit for 300-level courses
of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by the Fac-
only in those programs which have been recommended by
ulty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate that
the department and have been approved by the Graduate
the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one or
Council before the students enroll in the course. In that case
more of the following conditions applied:
a maximum of nine total hours of 300- and 400-level courses
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
will be accepted for graduate credit.
course performance; unless the grade was a result of
Independent Study
penalty for academic dishonesty.
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
unreasonably different from those applied to other stu-
of effort in educational activity. To register for independent
dents in the same section of that course.
study or for a “special topics” course, a student should get
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
from the Registrar’s Office the form provided for that pur-
substantially and unreasonably from those previously ar-
pose, have it completed by the instructor involved and appro-
ticulated by the instructor.
priate department/division head, and return it to the
Registrar’s Office.
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
Course and Thesis Grades
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
All candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a cumu-
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
lative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken
supporting the student’s case.
after acceptance into a degree program, including both grad-
uate and undergraduate courses. A grade of D is unsatisfac-
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
tory and is not acceptable for credit toward graduate degree
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
requirements or graduate deficiences.
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written
grade appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later
For research and thesis credits, students receive either an
than 10 business days after the start of the regular (fall or
“In Progress-Satisfactory” or an “In Progress-Unsatisfactory”
spring) semester immediately following the semester in
grade based on their faculty advisor’s evaluation of their
which the contested grade was received. In the event that
work. When the thesis is satisfactorily completed, the student
the course instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness,
receives a grade of M-Completed on his or her final semester
sabbatical, retirement, or resignation from the university,
transcript. Research and thesis grades do not enter into the
the course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/
calculation of the student’s grade point average.
Division Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
Students who fail to maintain a grade point average of at
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
least 3.0, or who receive an In Progress-Unsatisfactory re-
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by
search or thesis grade are placed on academic probation by
submitting three copies of the written appeal plus three
the Graduate Dean and may be subject to discretionary dis-
copies of a summary of the instructor/student meetings
missal as defined by the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
held in connection with the previous step to the President
mance section of this Bulletin.
of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
Grade Appeal Process
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
days after the start of the semester immediately following
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
the semester in which the contested grade was received.
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
The President of the Faculty Senate will forward the stu-
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is con-
dent’s appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty
sistent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is
Affairs Committee, and the course instructor’s Depart-
the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
ment Head/Division Director.
and then maintain the standards of academic performance
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
established for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review
If a student believes they have been unfairly graded, the
of the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any
student may appeal this decision to the Faculty Affairs Com-
other information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal,
mittee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Committee
the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine whether the
is the faculty body authorized to review and modify course
grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision made by
either: 1) the original grading decision is upheld, or
the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
2) sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden
assigned unfairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs
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Committee will assign the student a new grade for the
Withdrawing from School
course. The Committee’s written decision and supporting
To officially withdraw from CSM, a graduate student
documentation will be delivered to the President of the
must process a withdrawal form through the Graduate Office.
Faculty Senate, the office of the EVPAA, the student, the
When the form is completed, the student will receive grades
instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
of W in courses in progress. If the student does not officially
Director no later than 15 business days following the
withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s. Leaving
Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
school without having paid tuition and fees will result in the
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
encumbrance of the transcript.
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
Nondegree Students
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue a
Graduation
degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly
All students expecting to graduate must submit a
offered on campus. Nondegree students register for courses
graduation application to the Office of Graduate
through the Registrar’s office after degree students have reg-
Studies.
istered. Such students may take any course for which they
have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in
the permission of the instructor. Transcripts or evidence of
advance of the date of Commencement to allow time for
the prerequisites are required. Nondegree students pay all
engraving diplomas and for printing graduation invitations
applicable tuition, but do not pay student fees except for the
and programs. Students who submit applications after the
technology fee.
stated deadline cannot be guaranteed a diploma dated for that
graduation, and cannot be assured inclusion in the graduation
Veterans’ Benefits
program or ceremony.
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
All graduating students must officially check out of their
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
degree program, including paying the mandatory graduation
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Graduate students must register for
fee. Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate
and maintain ten hours of graduate work in any semester to
Office and must be completed and returned by the estab-
be certified as a full-time student for full-time benefits. Any
lished deadline. Students must register for the next term
hours taken under the full-time category will decrease the
unless the graduation checkout process is completed by the
benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
last day of registration for the following semester.
Students receiving benefits must report all changes in
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s
hours, addresses, marital status, or dependents to the Veter-
successful completion of all program requirements with at
ans’ Counseling Office located in the Registrar’s Office as
least a 3.0 GPA before the date of graduation. Students who
soon as possible to avoid overpayment or underpayment.
fail to graduate at the time originally anticipated must re-
Veterans must see the Veterans’ Counselor each semester to
apply for the next graduation before the appropriate deadline
be certified for any benefits for which they may be eligible.
date stated in the Graduate Handbook.
In order for veterans to continue to receive benefits, they
must make satisfactory progress as defined by CSM.
Students who have completed all of their degree require-
ments before the specific graduation date, but who have not
Grading System
applied for graduation can, if necessary, request a letter from
Grades
the Graduate Office certifying the completion of their pro-
When a student registers in a course, one of the following
grams. The student should apply for the next graduation, and
grades will appear on the academic record. Grades are based
the diploma will show the date of that graduation.
on the level of performance and represent the extent of the
Graduation exercises are held in December and May.
student’s demonstrated mastery of the material listed in the
Students eligible to graduate at these times are expected to
course outline and achievement of the stated course objec-
attend their respective graduation exercises. Students in
tives. These are CSM’s grade symbols and their values:
thesis-based degree programs may not, under any circum-
A
Excellent
stances, attend graduation exercises before completing all
B
Good
degree requirements.
C
Satisfactory
Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not
D
Unsatisfactory (not acceptable for graduate credit)
be released by the School for any student or graduate who
F
Failed
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
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T
Transfer Credit
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
earned in any course is the number of semester hours assigned
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the grade
INC
Incomplete
received. The quality hours earned are the number of semes-
NC
Not for Credit
ter hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are awarded.
Z
Grade not yet Submitted
To compute a grade-point average, the number of cumulative
M
Thesis Completed
quality hours is divided into the cumulative quality points
Incomplete Grade
earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, M, or NC are not
counted in quality hours.
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because
of illness or other reasonable excuse, the student receives a
Semester Hours
grade of Incomplete, a temporary grade which indicates a
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
deficiency in the quantity of work done.
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
Students continuing in their current degree program must
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
remove all Incomplete grades within the first four weeks of
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
the first semester of attendance following that in which the
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
grade was received. Graduating students must remove all
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
Incomplete grades within 20 business days of the date of
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
graduation. If not removed, the Incomplete will become an F
at least two hours of preparation.
unless the Registrar extends the time upon the written recom-
Grade-Point Averages
mendation of the instructor granting the Incomplete.
Grade point averages are calculated, recorded and reported
Satisfactory Progress Grade
to three decimal places for whatever purposes those averages
A student may receive a grade of Satisfactory Progress
are used. All graduate degree programs require that students
for independent study or seminar courses extending for more
have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
than one semester. The progress grade has no point value and
order to be eligible to receive the degree. All courses (includ-
is used only for multi-semester courses, such as thesis or
ing deficiency courses) taken after first enrolling in a gradu-
certain special project courses, or for special sections of one-
ate degree program are included in the calculation of the
semester courses which are spread over two terms. In such
grade point average for that program. If a graduate student
cases, the student receives a grade of PRG, which indicates
re-takes a course a second time and receives a higher grade,
that the work is not completed. The PRG grade is replaced by
both grades will remain on the transcript and be included in
a letter grade by the instructor submitting a change of grade
the calculation of the student’s overall CSM grade point
form to the Registrar when the course work is completed.
average. However, upon submittal of a written request from
the student, with the approval of the student’s advisor and
The student must register again in the same course in the
department head or division director, the first grade will be
next semester of attendance. If a progress grade is received
excluded when calculating the grade point average for pur-
for a course taken in the second semester of the school year,
poses of meeting the minimum requirement for graduation.
the student may, with the permission of the department head,
reregister in that course in the summer session, in which
Access to Student Records
case the letter grade must be given at the end of the summer
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
session.
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as
NC Grade
amended. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of
education records, to establish the right of students to inspect
For special reasons and with the instructor’s permission, a
and review their education records, and to provide guidelines
student may register in a course for no credit (NC). To have
for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through
the grade NC appear on the transcript, the student must enroll
informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to
at registration time as a NC student in the course and comply
file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Pri-
with all conditions stipulated by the course instructor. If a
vacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
institution to comply with the Act. Copies of local policy can
record of this registration in the course will be made.
be found in the Registrar’s Office. Contact information for
Quality Hours and Quality Points
FERPA complaints is
For graduation a student must successfully complete a
Family Policy Compliance Office
certain number of required semester hours and must maintain
U.S. Department of Education
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
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quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
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quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
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Directory Information. The school maintains lists of
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
information which may be considered directory information
lenge any part of the record, the Dean will be so notified in
as defined by the regulations. This information includes
writing. The Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the dis-
name, current and permanent addresses and phone numbers,
puted document, or (2) inform the student that it is his deci-
date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, de-
sion that the document represents a necessary part of the
grees awarded, last school attended, participation in officially
record; and, if the student wishes to appeal, (3) convene a
recognized activities and sports, class, and academic honors.
meeting of the student and the document originator (if rea-
Students who desire that this information not be printed or
sonably available) in the presence of the Executive Vice
released must so inform the Registrar before the end of the
President for Academic Affairs as mediator, whose decision
first two weeks of the fall semester for which the student is
will be final.
registered. Information will be withheld for the entire aca-
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
demic year unless the student changes this request. The stu-
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
dent’s signature is required to make any changes for the
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
current academic year. The request must be renewed each fall
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
term for the upcoming year. The following student records
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the various
not be destroyed.
offices listed below:
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
1. General Records: Registrar and Graduate Dean
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
outside the School except as follows:
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
1. In the case of open record information as specified in
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
the section under Directory Information.
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Graduate Dean
Examples would include request for transcript to be
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
sent to graduate school or prospective employer.
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List:
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for
Registrar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
the purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists:
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued
Graduate Dean
subpoena after the student has been notified of the in-
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
tended compliance.
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes
which is not identifiable with a particular student.
Student Access to Records. The graduate student wishing
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect
access to his or her educational records will make a written
or later enacted. Each individual record (general, tran-
request to the Graduate Dean. This request will include the
script, advisor, and medical) will include a log of those
student’s name, date of request and type of record to be re-
persons not employed by Colorado School of Mines
viewed. It will be the responsibility of the Dean to arrange a
who have requested or obtained access to the student
mutually satisfactory time for review. This time will be as
record and the legitimate interest that the person has in
soon as practical but is not to be later than 30 business days
making the request.
from receipt of the request. The record will be reviewed in
the presence of the Dean or designated representative. If the
record involves a list including other students, steps will be
taken to preclude the viewing of the other student name and
information.
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Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees at CSM are kept at a minimum, consistent
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transporta-
with the cost of instruction and the amount of state funds
tion, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
appropriated to the School.
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
The following rates are in effect for 2005–2006. Increases
fee is $350.)
can be expected in subsequent years. The rates shown in
Graduation Fee
this section are for informational purposes only and subject
(includes thesis binding and other expenses)
to change. The official rates can be seen on the CSM web
Masters (Thesis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $320.00
site at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget.shtm.
Masters (Non-Thesis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $210.00
Tuition
Doctors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $355.00
Full-time Students
Student Health Plan*
Resident
Non-resident
At publication 2005–2006 rates had not been determined.
$3,620/sem
$9,920/sem
Other Courses and Programs
Part-time Students
Executive Program, Master of Science in Environmental
Resident
Non-resident
Science and Engineering: . . . . . . $200/credit hr
$362/hr*
$992/hr*
Economics and Business IFP Exchange Program:
*minimum 4 credit hrs.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000/semester
Fees
Executive Master of Science in Economics
and Business ETM Program: . . . . $250/credit hr
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
Student Fees and Descriptions
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
All students enrolled for four semester hours or more are
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part in
charged the following mandatory, non-waivable fees by
student activities and receive student privileges may do so by
CSM. Some of the fees listed are not relevant for graduate
paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
students.
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
Health Center Fee: Revenues support physician/medical
Health Center*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
services to students. $45.00/term
Associated Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.70
Associated Students Fee: Revenues support student organi-
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.50
zations/events/activities, i.e., newspaper, homecoming,
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.00
E-Days. $63.70/term
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.65
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
Athletic Fee: Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
Recreation Center Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.00
entitles student entrance to all scheduled athletic events
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $447.85
and use of the facilities. $47.50/term
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
Student Assistance Fee: Funds safety awareness programs,
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
coverage through another plan.
parking facility maintenance. $14.65/term
Summer Session
Student Services Fee: Revenues support bonded indebted-
ness; other student services, i.e., Placement/Co-Op, Stu-
Academic Courses & Thesis Research
dent Activities, Student Life, Student Development Center,
Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
and services provided in the student center. $142.00/term
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.75
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.00
Technology Fee: Funds technology infrastructure and equip-
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
ment for maximum student use. The School matches the
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.33
student fee revenues dollar for dollar. $60.00/term
Recreation Center Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.50
Recreation Center Fee: Revenues help pay for new recre-
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $192.08
ation center. Fee passed in student election in March 2002.
Field Term Courses
$55.00/semester
On-campus: Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . $17.00
All degree students enrolled for 4.0 semester hours or
Student Services . . . . . . . . . $53.00
more are charged the following mandatory, waivable fees by
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
CSM:
Recreation Center Fee . . . . . . 27.50
Student Health Insurance: Revenues contribute to a self in-
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127.50
surance pool. At publication 2005–2006 rates had not been
determined.
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Students pay the following fees based on enrollment in
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled): When students
specific courses or other circumstances:
become ineligible for grant, loan, or scholarship money
Late Insurance Waiver Fee: Revenues provide funds for
which they have received, the recall of those funds are
the administration of the health insurance program. $60.00
reflected. N/A
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 re-
Add/Drop registration. $4.00 each
turned 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 (grad-
The Colorado School of Mines does not automatically
uate 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 process,
Refrigerator/Microwave Permits: Revenues are used to
including the payment of tuition and fees, before attending
offset extra electrical usage consumed by residence hall
class. Students should mail their payments to: Cashier
occupants who choose to bring these personal items.
Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St. Golden, CO
$15.00 per permit
80401-1869 or pay at the Cashier’s Office in The Ben Parker
Bike Locker Rental: Revenues provide and maintain locker
Student Center. Please write your social security number on
facilities for resident students. $50.00/term
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 is
See page 13
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
Meal Plan Charges: Revenues provide meals and maintain
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
cafeteria equipment for the students on meal plans. See
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
page 13
Financial Responsibility
Residence Hall Association Fee: Revenues support social
Registration for classes at CSM implies an obligation by
activities for the residence halls. $50.00/year
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, maintain
obligations according to published deadlines are subject to
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
will be added to the student’s account, and delinquencies
Books/Supplies Fees: Advances made to or on behalf of the
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 by
classes, to graduate, or to get an official transcript of his
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 stu-
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
dent. Funds received merely replace those advances. N/A
following policy:
Payments: CSM must repay to the bank any student funds
The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based pri-
for which a student becomes ineligible. Funds collected
marily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a
from the student replace those advances. N/A
student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments
will be adjusted as follows:
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✔ If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
Purpose of Financial Aid
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be ad-
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting stu-
justed to the new course level without penalty.
dents with limited personal resources;
✔ If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do re-
after the add/drop period, and the student does not of-
search;
ficially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
charges will be made.
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can
provide academic leadership for continually improving grad-
✔ If the withdrawal from courses is made after the
uate programs.
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced ac-
Employment Restrictions and Agreements
cording to the following schedule:
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled

part time are not eligible for financial aid through the Gradu-
Within the 7 calendar days following the end of
ate School.
the add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in
charges.
Students who are awarded assistantships must sign an

appointment contract, which gives the terms of appointment
Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
and specifies the amount of work required. Graduate assis-
percent reduction in charges.
tants who hold regular appointments are expected to devote
✔ Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
all of their efforts to their educational program and may not
percent reduction in charges.
be otherwise employed without the written permission of
✔ After that period, no reduction of charges will be
their supervisor and the Graduate Dean. Students with
made.
assistantships during the academic year must be registered
as full time; during the summer session they must be regis-
To comply with federal regulations surrounding student fi-
tered for a minimum of three credit hours, unless they are
nancial aid programs, the Director of Financial Aid may
being compensated at no less than twice the academic year
modify this schedule in individual circumstances.
rate, in which case registration is not required..
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
Aid Application Forms.
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
New students interested in applying for financial aid are
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
encouraged to apply early. Financial aid forms are included
ber of days in these semesters.
in Graduate School application packets and may be filled out
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
and returned with the other application papers.
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
Graduate Fellowships.
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
The departments and divisions award Colorado Fellow-
for the entire semester.
ships based on the student’s academic performance.
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
Graduate Student Loans.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund de-
Need-based federal student loans are available for gradu-
termined as required by federal law or regulations.
ate students who need additional funding beyond their own
resources and any assistantships or fellowships they may re-
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
ceive. The CSM Graduate Financial Aid Application and the
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time,
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be
energy, and money by serious students who expect a substan-
completed to apply for these loan funds.
tial return not only in satisfaction but also in future earnings.
Applicants are expected to weigh carefully the investment
Specific information and procedures for filing the FAFSA
they are willing to make against expected benefits before
can be found on the Financial Aid Office web site at www.fi-
applying for admission.
naid.mines.edu. The Financial Aid Office telephone number
is 303-273-3220, and the e-mail address is
Students are also expected to make full use of any resources
finaid@mines.edu.
available, including personal and loan funds, to cover expenses,
and the School can offer some students financial aid through
graduate research and teaching assistantships and through
industry, state, and federal fellowships.
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Graduate Degrees and Requirements
Colorado School of Mines offers post-baccalaureate pro-
2. Admission to Candidacy
grams leading to the awarding of Graduate Certificates, Pro-
Full-time students must complete the following require-
fessional Masters degrees, thesis and non-thesis Master of
ments within the first semester after enrolling into a Graduate
Science and Master of Engineering degrees, and Doctor of
Certificate degree program.
Philosophy degrees. This section describes these degrees and
x complete all prerequisites and core curriculum course
explains the requirements for each.
requirements of their program, and
Students may apply to, and be admitted in, multiple grad-
x be admitted into full candidacy for the certificate.
uate degrees simultaneously. In this case, a student may
use the same graduate course credits to satisfy the degree
A list of prerequisites and core curriculum requirements
requirements for each degree. Before the Graduate School
for Graduate Certificate degrees is published by each pro-
will count these credits toward each degree requirement,
gram. When a student is admitted with deficiencies, the
however, the student must obtain written permission to do so
appropriate department head, division director or program
from each department, division or program granting degree.
director will provide the student with a written list of courses
This permission should be submitted with the student’s Ad-
required to remove these deficiencies. This list will be given
mission to Candidacy forms and should clearly indicate that
to the student no later than one week after the start of classes
each degree program is aware that credits are being counted
of his/her first semester in order to allow for adding/dropping
toward the requirements of multiple degrees. For thesis-based
courses as necessary.
students this permission should be provided by the student’s
Upon completion of the above-defined requirements, a
thesis committee. For non-thesis and certificate programs,
student must submit an Admission to Candidacy and a State-
permission should be obtained from program coordinators or
ment of Work Completion forms documenting satisfactory
department/division chairs.
completion of the prerequisites and core curriculum require-
ments. The form must have the written approval of the pro-
I. Professional Programs
gram offering the Graduate Certificate.
A. Graduate Certificate Program
Graduate Certificate Programs at CSM are designed to
B. Professional Master’s Program
have selective focus, short time to completion and consist
CSM awards specialized, career-oriented non-thesis Master
of course work only. For more information about these pro-
degrees with the title of “Professional Master (descriptive
grams, please refer to the “Graduate Degree Programs and
title).” These are custom-designed, interdisciplinary degrees,
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin. Please con-
each with a curriculum that is designed to meet the career ad-
tact the appropriate department or division to learn about any
vancement needs of a particular group of professionals in a
offerings that might not have been included at the time this
field that is part of CSM’s role and mission. For more infor-
Bulletin was published.
mation about these programs, please refer to the “Graduate
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this
1. Academic Requirements
Bulletin. Please contact the appropriate department or divi-
Each Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 15 total
sion to learn about any offerings that might not have been in-
credit hours. No more than 6 credit hours at the 400 level
cluded at the time this Bulletin was published.
may be applied toward the minimum credit-hours require-
ment. All other credits must be at or above the 500 level.
1. Academic Requirements
Students may not, on an individual basis, request credit hours
Each Professional Master’s degree consists of a minimum
be transferred from other institutions as part of the Certificate
of 36 total credit hours. Up to 15 of the 36 credits may be
requirements. Some Graduate Certificates, however, may
transfer credit. Requests for transfer credit must be approved
allow the application of specific, pre-approved transfer
by the faculty according to a process defined by the student’s
credits, or credits from other institutions with whom CSM
home department or division. Transfer credits must not have
has formal agreements for this purpose toward fulfilling the
been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. The transfer
requirements of the Certificate. All courses applied to a
limit includes CSM distance learning courses. No fewer than
Graduate Certificate are subject to approval by the program
15 credits must be earned on campus. Up to six credit hours
offering the certificate.
of Special Topic or Independent Study may be in the form of
project credits done on the job as an employee or as a gradu-
If a student has earned a Graduate Certificate and subse-
ate intern. If project credits are to be used, the project pro-
quently applies, and is accepted into a Master's or PhD pro-
posal and final report must be approved by a CSM faculty
gram at CSM, credits earned in the Certificate Program may,
advisor, although direct supervision may be provided by the
with the approval of the advanced degree program, be ap-
employer. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point
plied to the advanced degree subject to all the applicable re-
average of 3.0 or better in CSM course work.
strictions on credit hours that may be applied toward
fulfilling the requirements of the advanced degree.
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2. Admission to Candidacy
Students are normally admitted into the Master of Science
Full-time students must complete the following require-
degree program in the department/division to which they
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into a
have applied. If, however, a candidate would like to obtain
Professional Master's degree program.
the Master of Engineering degree, the candidate must, in
x complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
addition to the requirements described above, either have
requirements of their program, and
a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or complete no fewer
than 16 credit hours of engineering courses as part of their
x be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
Master’s program. Courses satisfying the engineering course
Each program publishes a list of prerequisites and core
requirement are determined by the department/division host-
curriculum requirements for Professional Master's degrees.
ing the degree.
When a student is admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate
2. Minor Programs
department head, division director or program director will
Students may choose to have a minor program at the
provide the student with a written list of courses required
Master’s level. The minor program may not be taken in the
to remove these deficiencies. This list will be given to the
student’s major area of study. A designated minor requires
student no later than one week after the start of classes of
a minimum of 9 semester hours of course work and must be
his/her first semester in order to allow for adding/dropping
approved by the student’s advisor, home department head,
courses as necessary.
and a faculty representative of the minor area of study.
Upon completion of the above-defined requirements, a
3. Admission to Candidacy
student must submit an Admission to Candidacy form docu-
Full-time students must complete the following require-
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisites and
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into the
core curriculum requirements. The form must have the writ-
Master’s degree program.
ten approval of the program offering the Professional Mas-
x
ters degree.
have a thesis committee appointment form on file in
the Graduate Office;
II. Master of Science and Engineering
x complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
Programs
requirements of their department, division or program;
A. General Requirements
and
Graduate study at CSM can lead to one of a number of the-
x be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
sis and non-thesis based Master’s degrees, depending on the
interests of the student. All Master’s degree programs share
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
the same academic requirements for grades, definition of
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
minor programs, and the need to apply for admission to can-
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
didacy.
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
1. Academic Requirements
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
Each Master’s degree at CSM requires a minimum of 36
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
total credit hours. As part of this 36 hours, departments and
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary.
divisions are required to include a research or design experi-
ence supervised by CSM faculty. For more information about
Upon completion of the above defined requirements, stu-
the specific research/design requirements, please refer to the
dents must submit an Admission to Candidacy form docu-
appropriate department/division section of the “Graduate
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisite and core
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this
curriculum requirements and granting permission to begin
Bulletin.
Master’s level research. The form must have the written ap-
proval of all members of the advisor and thesis committee, if
For non-thesis Master’s degrees, no more than 15 credits
appropriate.
may transfer. For thesis Master’s degrees, no more than
9 credits may transfer. The transfer credit limit includes CSM
B. Non-thesis Option
distance learning courses. Transfer credits must not have
Non-thesis Master’s degrees are offered by a number of
been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests for
departments, divisions and programs. In lieu of preparing a
transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according to
thesis, non-thesis master’s program students are required to
the process defined by a student's home department or divi-
complete a research or design experience taken as a special
sion. All credits applied toward degree, except transfer
problem or as an independent study course. See the depart-
credits, must be earned on campus. Students must maintain a
ment/division section of the “Graduate Degree Programs and
cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in CSM
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin for more
course work.
information. Although nonthesis master’s students are not
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assigned a Thesis Committee, students in this program do
and thesis defense sessions. If a thesis co-advisor is assigned,
select a faculty advisor, subject to the approval of the stu-
an additional faculty member from the home or allied depart-
dent’s home department.
ment must be added to the committee. Students who choose
C. Thesis Option
to have a minor program at the Master’s level must select a
representative from their minor area of study to serve on the
Thesis-based Master of Science and Master of Engineering
Thesis Committee. Minor representatives must be full-time
degrees require completion of a satisfactory thesis and suc-
members of the CSM faculty.
cessful oral defense of this thesis. The Master of Science
thesis is expected to report on original research that results in
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the
new knowledge and/or techniques. The Master of Engineer-
student at the time he/she requests the formation of his/her
ing thesis is expected to report on creative engineering de-
thesis committee. The chairperson is responsible for leading
sign that applies state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to
all meetings of the thesis committee and for directing the
solve an important problem. In both cases, the thesis should
student’s thesis defense. In selecting a Thesis Committee
be an exemplary product that meets the rigorous scholarship
chairperson, the following guidelines must be met: 1) the
standards of the Colorado School of Mines. The student’s
chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor and
faculty advisor and the Master’s Thesis Committee must ap-
2) the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member.
prove the program of study and the topic for the thesis. The
Shortly after its appointment, the Committee will meet
format of the thesis must comply with the appropriate guide-
with the student to hear a presentation of the proposed course
lines promulgated by the Graduate School.
of study and thesis topic. The Committee and the student
1. Faculty Advisor Appointment
must agree on a satisfactory program and the student must
Each thesis-based Master’s student must select a faculty
obtain the Committee approval of the written thesis proposal
advisor to provide advice regarding the student’s thesis direc-
at least one semester prior to the thesis defense. The student’s
tion, research and selection of courses by the middle of their
faculty advisor assumes the primary responsibility for moni-
second semester at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a
toring the program and directing the thesis work. The award
voting member of the student’s Thesis Committee. The stu-
of the thesis-based Master’s degree is contingent upon the
dent’s department head or division director and the Graduate
student’s researching and writing a thesis acceptable to the
Dean must approve all faculty advisor appointments.
student’s faculty advisor and Thesis Committee.
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
3. Thesis Defense
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
The student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
the faculty advisor, who will work with the student on neces-
fessor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by the
sary revisions. Upon approval of the student’s advisor, the
Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus represen-
revised thesis is circulated to the Thesis Committee members
tatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate and
at least one week prior to the oral defense of the thesis. The
upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
oral defense of the thesis is scheduled during the student’s
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
final semester of study. Students must be registered to de-
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
fend. This defense session, which may include an examina-
be selected from the student’s home department.
tion of material covered in the student’s course work, will be
open to the public.
2. Thesis Committee
The Graduate Dean appoints a Thesis Committee whose
Following the defense, the Thesis Committee will meet
members have been recommended by the student, the stu-
privately to vote on whether the student has successfully de-
dent’s faculty advisor, and the student’s department head.
fended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible: the student
Students should have a thesis committee appointed by the
may pass the oral defense; the student may fail the defense;
end of their second semester. This Committee will have a
or the Committee may vote to adjourn the defense to allow
minimum of three voting members, including the student’s
the student more time to address and remove weaknesses or
advisor, who are familiar with the student’s area of study. Of
inadequacies in the thesis or underlying research. Two nega-
these Committee members, two must be from the home de-
tive votes will constitute a failure regardless of the number
partment or, in the case of interdisciplinary degree programs,
of Committee members present at the thesis defense. In the
an allied department. Off-campus members can be assigned
event of either failure or adjournment, the Chair of the Thesis
to the Committee to serve either with full voting status or in a
Committee will prepare a written statement indicating the
non-voting capacity. Off-campus members with voting status
reasons for this action and will distribute copies to the stu-
assume all of the responsibilities of on-campus Committee
dent, the Thesis Committee members, the student’s depart-
members with respect to attendance of Committee meetings,
ment head and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure or
review of thesis drafts and participation in oral examinations
adjournment, the student may request a re-examination,
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which must be scheduled no less than one week after the
pleted for that degree. The request must be approved by the
original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis satis-
faculty according to a process defined by the student’s home
factorily will result in the termination of the student’s gradu-
department or division.
ate program.
C. Faculty Advisor Appointments
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the stu-
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to ad-
dent must make any corrections in the thesis required by the
vise with respect to the student’s thesis direction and research
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
and selection of courses by the middle of their second semes-
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
ter at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a voting mem-
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
ber of the student’s Doctoral Thesis Committee. The student’s
Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format instructions
department head and the Graduate Dean must approve all
are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and should be
faculty advisor appointments.
obtained before beginning work on the thesis.)
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
III. Doctor of Philosophy
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
A. Credits, Academic and Campus Residence
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
Requirements
fessor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by the
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion of a
Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus represen-
minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the Bachelor degree.
tatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate and
At least 24 semester hours must be research credits earned
upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
under the supervision of a CSM faculty advisor. General
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
course requirements for each department or division are
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
contained in the “Graduate Degree Programs and Descrip-
be selected from the student’s home department.
tion of Courses” section of this Bulletin. That section also
D. Minor Programs
contains department or division guidelines for determining
All doctoral candidates except those in the Materials Sci-
individual course requirements for each student based on the
ence and Geochemistry programs or candidates for Individu-
student’s home department or division, background and re-
alized Interdisciplinary degrees must complete 12 credit
search interest.
hours in a minor program of study. This program is intended
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory doc-
to provide a breadth of knowledge in support of the student’s
toral thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis. The
principal research interests. The student’s faculty advisor and
Doctoral Thesis is expected to report on original research
Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the course selec-
that results in a significant contribution of new knowledge
tion and sequence in the minor program.
and/or techniques. The student’s faculty advisor and the Doc-
E. Doctoral Thesis Committees
toral Thesis Committee must approve the program of study
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Committee
and the topic for the thesis.
whose members have been recommended by the student’s
Doctoral students must complete at least two semesters of
home department or division. Students should have a thesis
full-time residence at CSM (as defined in the Registration
committee appointed by the end of their second semester.
and Residency section above) during the course of their grad-
This Committee must have a minimum of five voting mem-
uate studies.
bers that fulfill the following criteria:
B. Transfer of Credits
1. The Committee must include an advisor who is assigned
Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work
responsibility for directing the research. If two advisors
may be transferred from other institutions toward the PhD
are appointed, they both shall be considered co-advisors
degree subject to the restriction that those courses must not
and shall be voting members of the Committee.
have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests
2. Either the advisor or at least one co-advisor must be a
for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according
full-time permanent faculty member in the home de-
to a process defined by the student’s home department or di-
partment, division or program in order to ensure com-
vision. Transfer credits are not included in calculating the
pliance with degree requirements.
student’s grade point average at CSM.
3. The Committee must have at least four other voting
In lieu of transfer credit for individual courses, students
members in addition to the advisor or co-advisors, and
who enter the PhD program with a thesis-based master de-
a majority of the voting members (including the advi-
gree from another institution may transfer up to 36 semester
sor or co-advisors) must be full-time permanent CSM
hours in recognition of the course work and research com-
faculty members.
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4. At least two of the “additional” committee members
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
must be knowledgeable in the technical areas of the
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
thesis, and at least one of them must be a member of
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
the student’s home or allied department, division or
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
program.
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
5. If a minor field is designated, the third “additional”
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
committee member must be an expert in that field. In
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
the case of an interdisciplinary degree, the third com-
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary. Each
mittee member must be an expert in one of the fields
program also defines the process for determining whether its
represented in the research.
students have demonstrated adequate preparation for, and
have satisfactory ability to do, high-quality, independent doc-
6. The fourth “additional” committee member must be
toral research in their specialties. These requirements and
from outside the home and allied departments or divi-
processes are described under the appropriate program head-
sions and the minor field if applicable.
ings in the section of this Bulletin on Graduate Degree Pro-
7. If off-campus members are nominated for voting status,
grams and Description of Courses.
the committee request form must include a brief resume
Upon completion of these requirements, students must
of their education and/or experience that demonstrates
submit an Admission to Candidacy form documenting satis-
their competence to judge the quality and validity of
factory completion of the prerequisite and core curriculum
the thesis. Such members also must agree to assume
requirements and granting permission to begin doctoral re-
the same responsibilities expected of on-campus
search. The form must have the written approval of all mem-
Committee members including, but not limited to,
bers of the Ph.D. Committee.
attendance at Committee meetings, review of thesis
proposals and drafts, and participation in oral exami-
G. Thesis Defense
nations and defenses.
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research
of excellent quality in a suitable technical field, and it must
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the
exhibit satisfactory literary merit. In addition, the format of
student at the time he/she requests the formation of his/her
the thesis must comply with guidelines promulgated by the
thesis committee. The chairperson is responsible for leading
Office of Graduate Studies. (Students should obtain a copy
all meetings of the thesis committee and for directing the
of these guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies be-
student’s thesis defense. In selecting a Thesis Committee
fore beginning work on the thesis.)
chairperson, the following guidelines must be met: 1) the
chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor,
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a written
2) the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member,
proposal to the student’s faculty advisor and the Committee.
and 3) the chairperson must be from outside the student’s
The Committee must approve the proposal at least one year
home department, division or program.
before the thesis defense.
Shortly after its appointment, the Doctoral Thesis Commit-
The student’s faculty advisor is responsible for supervising
tee meets with the student to hear a presentation of the pro-
the student’s research work and consulting with other Doc-
posed course of study and thesis topic. The Committee and
toral Thesis Committee members on the progress of the
student must agree on a satisfactory program. The student’s
work. The advisor must consult with the Committee on any
faculty advisor then assumes the primary responsibility for
significant change in the nature of the work. The student sub-
monitoring the program, directing the thesis work, arranging
mits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the advisor, who
qualifying examinations, and scheduling the thesis defense.
will work with the student on necessary revisions. Upon ap-
proval of the student’s advisor, the revised thesis is distrib-
F. Admission to Candidacy
uted to the other members of the Committee at least one
Full-time students must complete the following require-
week prior to the oral defense of the thesis.
ments within the first two calendar years after enrolling into
the PhD program.
The student must pass an oral defense of his or her thesis
during the final semester of studies. Students must be regis-
x have a thesis committee appointment form on file in
tered to defend. This oral defense may include an examina-
the Graduate Office;
tion of material covered in the student’s course work. The
x complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
defense will be open to the public.
requirements of their department, division or program;
Following the defense, the Doctoral Thesis Committee
x demonstrate adequate preparation for, and satisfactory
will meet privately to vote on whether the student has suc-
ability to conduct, doctoral research; and
cessfully defended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible:
x be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
the student may pass the oral defense; the student may fail
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the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn the de-
package must also include the standard application for ad-
fense to allow the student more time to address and remove
mission to the Graduate School. It is also customary to have
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying re-
a provisional meeting of the thesis committee as part of the
search. Two negative votes will constitute a failure regardless
application development process.
of the number of Committee members present at the thesis
Once an application package has been completed and sub-
defense. In the event of either failure or adjournment, the
mitted to the IIG Coordinator, it will be circulated for com-
Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee will prepare a writ-
mentary to the student’s existing home department or
ten statement indicating the reasons for this action and will
division (if the student is already enrolled in a CSM graduate
distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee mem-
program) and to the departments or divisions of the potential
bers, the student’s department head and the Graduate Dean.
co-advisors. For currently enrolled students, advisors and
In the case of failure, the student may request a re-examina-
home department heads or division directors may veto an
tion, which must be scheduled no less than one week after
IIGapplication.
the original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis sat-
isfactorily will result in the termination of the student’s grad-
The application package together with commentary from
uate program.
the relevant departments or divisions is then forwarded to the
IIG Studies Committee, which is chaired by the IIG Coordi-
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must
nator. Admissions decisions made by the IIG Studies Com-
make any corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral
mittee take into account the following considerations:
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
1. the interdisciplinary scope of the proposal,
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
2. the relation of the program to the Mines mission,
Graduate Studies for format approval.
3. educational and research resources at Mines,
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary
4. the quality of the proposed course of study and re-
Graduate Degrees
search,
A. General
5. the qualifications of the student, and
In addition to its traditional graduate degree programs,
6. the recommendations of the department heads or divi-
CSM offers students the opportunity to earn research degrees
sion directors.
by solving problems that fit Mines’ institutional role and mis-
sion but would not easily be addressed solely within a single
C. Graduation Requirements
discipline or existing degree program. Each student in the
Candidates for IIG degrees must meet all graduation re-
Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate (IIG) Program
quirements in the general section of the CSM Graduate Bul-
will work with faculty advisors from two departments or
letin. During their course of study they must also paraticipate
divisions at Mines, and the composition of the thesis com-
in a required interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, as a con-
mittee will reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon
dition of their endorsement of admission to the IIG program,
satisfactory completion of the program, they will be awarded
the heads or directors of both departments or divisions may
the appropriate degree (MS, ME, or PhD) bearing the name
recommend that the candidates be required to meet some or
Interdisciplinary.
all of their department or division requirements. The IIG
Thesis Committee will nevertheless make the final decision
B. Admission Process
on the course of study for each student, taking into consider-
Before applying, prospective candidates for IIG degrees
ation the department or division recommendations and the
should meet with the IIG Program Coordinator to explore the
technical content of the proposed research program.
match between their interdisciplinary interests and existing
programs available on campus. The IIG Coordinator will
D. Transfer Credits
provide feedback with recommendations about the applica-
Transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed
tion. However, it is the responsibility of the student to seek
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
out faculty members willing to serve as co-advisors and other
disciplinary degree (MS, ME or PhD), except that approval
members of a potential thesis committee.
authority shall rest with the IIG Thesis Committee.
An application package will include a cover page listing
E. Minor Programs
the potential thesis committee, a summary of the proposed
A minor program is not required for an IIG degree.
research and course of study, along with a justification for
F. Thesis Advisors
how this research and course of study fits with the Mines
Each IIG program student must have two co-advisors. At
scope, mission, and resources (Further specifications are
least one co-advisor must be a full-time member of the CSM
available from the IIG Coordinator). If the student is not al-
faculty holding the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
ready enrolled in a graduate program at CSM, the application
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
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fessor, or assistant research professor. With the approval of
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to sat-
the Dean of Graduate Studies, the other co-advisor may be
isfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation
from outside CSM.
for their graduate program.
G. Thesis Committees
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
The Dean of Graduate Studies will appoint a Thesis Com-
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
mittee based on recommendations from the student and the
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
director of the IIG program. The composition, authority and
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program
operation of the Committee will be as indicated in the Board-
leading to a Graduate Certificate, Professional Mas-
approved policy available from the Graduate Office.
ter’s Degree, or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures
H. Admission to Candidacy
students of automatic acceptance into full graduate
Requirements and procedures for admission to candidacy
status if they maintain good standing while in early-
will be as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the
acceptance status.
equivalent disciplinary degree.
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
I. Thesis Defense
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
Requirements and procedures for defense of thesis will be
enrollment at CSM.
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree
disciplinary degree.
Program students to fulfill part of the requirements of their
J. For More Information
graduate degree by including up to six hours of specified
For more information about admission or requirements, or
course credits which also were used in fulfilling the require-
for the name of the IIG Coordinator, contact the Graduate
ments of their undergraduate degree. Those courses must
Office at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
meet all requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are
not included in calculating the graduate GPA. Check the de-
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
partmental section of the Bulletin to determine which pro-
Degree Programs
grams provide this opportunity.
A. Overview
B. Admission Process
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate,
program as a Combined Degree Program student should first
Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree while
contact the department or division hosting the graduate de-
completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree.
gree program into which he/she wishes to apply. Initial in-
These combined Bachelors-Masters programs have been
quiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts made
created by CSM faculty in those situations where they have
soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year
deemed it academically advantageous to treat BS and MS
are recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/
degree programs as a continuous and integrated process.
divisions will provide initial counseling on degree applica-
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
tion procedures, admissions standards and degree completion
of engineering and applied science where advanced educa-
requirements.
tion in technology and/or management provides the opportu-
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
nity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership
Degree Program student can occur as early as the first semes-
positions. These programs also can be valuable for students
ter, Junior year, and must be granted no later than the end of
who want to get a head start on graduate education.
registration, last semester Senior year. Once admitted into a
The combined programs at CSM offer several advantages
graduate degree program, students may enroll in 500-level
to students who choose to enroll in them:
courses and apply these directly to their graduate degree. To
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergrad-
apply, students must submit the standard graduate application
uate major or in a field that complements their under-
package for the graduate portion of their Combined Degree
graduate major.
Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
for the next semester, students and their graduate advisors
CSM with additional specialized knowledge and skills
should meet and plan a strategy for completing both the
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
undergraduate and graduate programs as efficiently as pos-
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
sible. Until their undergraduate degree requirements are com-
students planning on attending graduate school can get
pleted, students continue to have undergraduate advisors in
a head start on their graduate education.
the home department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
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C. Requirements
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
graduate students until such time as they complete their
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all ex-
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
pectations of both their undergraduate and graduate programs.
Combined Program
These students may enroll in both undergraduate and gradu-
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
ate courses (see section D below), may have access to depart-
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate sen-
mental assistance available through both programs, and may
iors who have been granted admission through the Combined
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by
Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs may,
the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their under-
with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level research
graduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree Program
credits appropriate to Masters-level degree programs. With
student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her graduate
this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
program. Once having done so, the student is no longer eligi-
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
ble for undergraduate financial aid, but may now be eligible
of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin for
for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply.
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a
700-level research credits are always applied to a student’s
graduate student for at least one semester.
graduate degree program. If an undergraduate Combined
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
Degree Program student would like to enroll in a 500-level
graduate Combined Program students must maintain good
course and apply this course to his/her graduate degree,
standing in the Combined Program by maintaining a mini-
he/she must notify the Registrar of the intent to do so at the
mum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken. Students not
time of enrollment in the course. The Registrar will forward
meeting this requirement are deemed to be making unsatis-
this information to Financial Aid for appropriate action. If
factory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
prior consent is not received, all 500-level graduate courses
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation
taken as an undergraduate Combined Degree Program stu-
and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary
dent will be applied to the student’s undergraduate degree
dismissal from the graduate portion of their program as de-
program.
fined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance section of
this Bulletin.
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Graduate Degree Programs and
Description of Courses
In addition to the general degree requirements described in
The essential undergraduate courses include ChEN201,
the previous pages, the following specific department, divi-
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, and ChEN418.
sion, or program requirements must also be met:
Required Curriculum:
Chemical Engineering
Master of Science Program:
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis) pro-
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
engineering are required to take a minimum of 18 semester
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
hours of course work. All students must complete the four
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an additional six
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
hours of approved electives. In addition, students must com-
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
plete and defend an acceptable Masters dissertation. Full-
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
time Masters students must enroll in graduate colloquium
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
(ChEN605) each semester that they are in residence.
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
Students entering the Master of Science (non-thesis) pro-
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
TRACY GARDNER, Lecturer
engineering are required to take a minimum of 36 semester
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
hours of course work. All students must complete the four
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and at least an addi-
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
tional 18 hours of approved electives. Students may complete
ANDREW M. HERRING, Research Associate Professor
an acceptable engineering report for up to six hours of aca-
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
demic credit. Full-time Masters students must enroll in grad-
CAROLYN A. KOH, Research Associate Professor
uate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in
KELLY T. MILLER, Research Assistant Professor
residence.
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
PAUL M. THOEN, Research Assistant Professor
Doctor of Philosophy Program:
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
The course of study for the Ph.D. degree consists of a
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
minimum of 30 semester hours of course work. All Ph.D.
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
students must complete the four core courses (ChEN507,
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
ChEN509, ChEN518, and ChEN516) and an additional six
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
hours of approved electives. Students are required to complete
Degrees Offered:
a minor in a discipline outside of the department (minimum
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework). In addition,
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
students must complete and defend an acceptable Doctoral
dissertation. Full-time Ph.D. students must enroll in graduate
Program Description:
colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in residence.
The program of study for an advanced degree in chemical
engineering is selected by the student in consultation with
Students in the Ph.D. program are required to pass both a
his/her advisor and with the approval of the thesis committee.
Qualifying Exam and the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. These re-
Upon approval of the thesis committee, graduate credit may
quirements are described below:
be earned for selected 400-level courses. All full-time gradu-
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
ate students are required to enroll for colloquium (ChEN605)
The Ph.D. qualifying examination will be offered twice
for each semester that they are in residence at CSM.
each year, at the start and end of the Spring semester. All
Program Requirements:
students who have entered the Ph.D. program must take the
See Required Curriculum below.
qualifying examination at the first possible opportunity. A
student may retake the examination once if he/she fails the
Prerequisites:
first time; however, the examination must be retaken at the
The program outlined here assumes that the candidate for
next regularly scheduled examination time. Failure of the
an advanced degree has a background in chemistry, mathe-
Ph.D. qualifying examination does not disqualify a student
matics, and physics equivalent to that required for the B.S.
for the M.S. degree, although failure may affect the student’s
degree in Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of
financial aid status.
Mines. Undergraduate course deficiencies must be removed
prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
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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. Ther-
notes during the written examination. The oral examination
modynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydrocar-
will consist of a presentation by the student on a technical
bon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process
paper from the chemical engineering literature. Students will
simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
choose a paper in one of four areas (thermodynamics, kinetics,
CHGN351 and 353, ChEN201, ChEN357, or consent of in-
transport, and materials) from a list determined by the faculty.
structor. 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 sub-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject of their Ph.D. research topic. An oral examination con-
sisting of a defense of the thesis proposal must be completed
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECH-
within approximately one year of passing the Qualifying
NOLOGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
Examination. Written proposals must be submitted to the
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and measure-
student’s thesis committee no later than one week prior to
ment of material properties. Interrelationships between
the scheduled oral examination.
response functions and correlation of data and material re-
sponse. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
Two negative votes from the doctoral committee members
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt
are required for failure of the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. In the
and flow instabilities. Prerequisite: ChEN307, MACS315, or
case of failure, one re-examination will be allowed upon peti-
consent 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 recommen-
processes. Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of rate
dation of the student’s thesis committee. In such cases, a
data; heterogeneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-
student must submit a written request for postponement that
aided process simulation. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
describes the circumstances and proposes a new date. Requests
ChEN357, MACS315, CHGN221, CHGN353, or consent of
for postponement must be presented to the thesis committee
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
no later than two weeks before the end of the semester in
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
which the exam would normally have been taken.
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
neering problems using exact analytical solution methods.
Description of Courses
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; 3 semes-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic analy-
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
sis of engineering processes and systems. Interest, annuity,
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
present value, depreciation, cost accounting, investment ac-
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisite:
counting and financing of engineering enterprises along with
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of
taxation, market evaluation and break-even analysis. Prerequi-
instructor. 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 chem-
analytical solutions. Prerequisite: Undergraduate differential
ical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass
equations course; undergraduate chemical engineering
transport. Set up and solution of problems involving equations
courses covering reaction kinetics, and heat, mass and mo-
of motion and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
mentum transfer. 3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
ChEN357, ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of instructor.
ChEN508. ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS Develop-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment of basic conservation equations for momentum transfer.
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMI-
Constitutive equations for Newtonian and elementary non-
CAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
Newtonian fluids. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equa-
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of equi-
tions. Ordering and approximations. Applications to low and
librium and transport properties and processes. Relations
high Reynolds number flows. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or con-
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
ChEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and
THERMODYNAMICS Extension and amplification of
222, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
undergraduate chemical engineering thermodynamics. Topics
3 semester hours.
will include the laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic
Graduate Courses
properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase equilibria,
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with per-
and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite: ChEN357 or
mission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
School.
ter hours.
The 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in
ChEN510. CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS AND
the Graduate School.
DESIGN Non-ideal flow effects on reactor design. Stability
ChEN501. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER Formulation
of stirred tank and tubular flow reactors. Mass and heat
of the laws governing the transport of energy. Transient and
transfer effects. Modeling of heterogeneous chemical reac-
steady-state analysis for heat conduction. The transport of
tors. Fluidized bed reactors. Prerequisite: ChEN418 or equiv-
thermal energy in fluids in motion; free and forced convec-
alent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within
ChEN511. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Individual theoretical
conduits. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or consent of instructor.
or experimental studies under the direction of a department
3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
faculty member, but not leading to a thesis. Course may be
ChEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING ECO-
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
NOMICS Advanced engineering economic principles
semester hours; 6 semester hours maximum credit.
applied to original and alternate investments. Analysis of
ChEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
chemical and petroleum processes relative to marketing and
NEERING Selected topics chosen from special interests of
return on investments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
instructor and students. Course may be repeated for credit on
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
different topics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 se-
ChEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
mester hours lecture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING Engineering applications of numerical
ChEN514. ADVANCED STAGED SEPARATIONS
methods. Numerical integration, solution of algebraic equa-
Principles of stagewise separations with major emphasis on
tions, matrix algebra, ordinary differential equations, and
multicomponent processes for distillation, absorption, and
special emphasis on partial differential equations. Emphasis
extraction. Topics include brief review of ideal phase separa-
on application of numerical methods to chemical engineering
tions, classical stage-by-stage multicomponent methods,
problems which cannot be solved by analytical methods.
modern successive approximation methods for multicompo-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
nents, general short-cut methods, tray hydraulics and effi-
ter hours.
ciency. Prerequisite: ChEN375 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture;
ChEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL
3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING This course stresses the application of
ChEN515. ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER Fundamental
mathematics to problems drawn from chemical engineering
principles of mass transfer with application to design of mass
fundamentals such as material and energy balances, transport
transfer processes. Theory of diffusion in gases and liquids
phenomena and kinetics. Formulation and solution of ordi-
for single and multicomponent species. Mass transfer in
nary and partial differential equations arising in chemical
laminar and turbulent flows. Transport analogies, simultane-
engineering or related processes or operations are discussed.
ous heat and mass transfer, with examples of drying and
Mathematical approaches are restricted to analytical solu-
humidification processes. Mass transfer with chemical reac-
tions or techniques for producing problems amenable to
tion; examples of slow, intermediate, and fast reactions with
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application to design of mass contactors. Interfacial mass
ment of topics such as pollution, thermal pollution, treatment
transfer and mass transfer in two-phase flows. Design of
of industrial and municipal wastes, solid waste treatment, and
packed beds and columns, gas-sparged reactors. Prerequisite:
the disposal of radioactive wastes. Economic and legislative
Graduate course in transport phenomena (ChEN516). 3 hours
aspects of these problems will also be considered. Prerequi-
lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
ChEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Principles of mo-
ChEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULATION
mentum, heat, and mass transfer with application to chemical
Advanced concepts in computer-aided process simulation
processes. Flow in ducts and around submerged objects. Heat
are covered. Topics include optimization, heat exchanger
conduction and molecular diffusion. Convective heat and
networks, data regression analysis, and separations systems.
mass transfer. Heat- and mass-transfer coefficients. Transport
Use of industry-standard process simulation software (Aspen
analogies and correlations. Prerequisite: ChEN507. 3 hours
Plus) is stressed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN517. PETROLEUM REFINERY PROCESSING Com-
ChEN525. SELECTED TOPICS IN EMERGING CHEMI-
position and evaluation of petroleum crude oils and other
CAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY An introduction to
hydrocarbons. Basic refinery processes, including operating
new chemical engineering technologies. Current examples
conditions, chemical reactions, catalysts, economics, and
include biotechnology, supercritical fluid extraction and bio-
pollution control. Emphasis on needs for refinery processes,
medical engineering. Emphasis is on providing students with
such as: distillation, desulfurization, coking, solvent extrac-
appropriate terminologies, identifying new applications of
tion, hydrofining, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, reforming,
chemical engineering principles and potential areas of re-
isomerization, polymerization. New process requirements for
search. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture and/or
meeting fuel specifications. Prerequisite: ChEN409 or con-
laboratory; 1 to 3 semester hours.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN527. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY This course pro-
ChEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
vides students the opportunity to explore technical aspects of
Homogeneous and heterogeneous rate expressions. Funda-
many important recent topics in air pollution. The course in-
mental theories of reaction rates. Analysis of rate data and
cludes the chemistry, monitoring, health and environmental
complex reaction networks. Properties of solid catalysts.
effects of air pollution including ozone layer depletion, acid
Mass and heat transfer with chemical reaction. Hetero-
rain, and global climate change. Technical aspects of envi-
geneous non-catalytic reactions. Prerequisite: ChEN418 or
ronmental regulations and policy are included along with in-
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
terpretation of laboratory experiments, field measurements,
ChEN519. SYNTHETIC FUEL PROCESSES Processes that
and computer modeling. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
generate hydrocarbons from coal, tar sands, and oil shale.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Other energy sources as well as direct conversion processes
ChEN535/PHGN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY
will also be considered in view of supply and economics.
MICROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the
ter hours.
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
ChEN520. THERMODYNAMICS OF PHASE EQUI-
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
LIBRIA Application of current theories in multicomponent
among processing steps. Consent of instructor 1 hour lecture,
phase equilibria to the solution of engineering problems.
4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Topics include: introduction to the theory of intermolecular
ChEN545. SIMULATION AND MODELING IN CHEMI-
forces, theory of corresponding states, fugacities in gas and
CAL PROCESS INDUSTRIES Application of basic princi-
liquid mixtures, introduction to the theory of liquids. Pre-
ples of physics, chemistry, transport phenomena and reaction
requisite: ChEN509 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
kinetics to real systems. The philosophy of process modeling
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 of
This course is an introduction to the fabrication, characteri-
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 separa-
man interacts with his environment. Comprehensive treat-
tions will be covered as well as new applications from the
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research literature. The course will include lecture, experi-
engineering and related disciplines, with secondary emphasis
mental, and computational (molecular simulation) laboratory
on ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues of impor-
components. Prerequisites: ChEN375, ChEN430 or consent
tance to the chemical engineering profession. Prerequisite:
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Graduate status. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
ChEN568. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
ChEN607. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
ING RESEARCH Students will be expected to apply chemi-
NEERING MATHEMATICS In-depth analysis of selected
cal engineering principles to critically analyze theoretical and
topics in applied mathematics with special emphasis on
experimental research results in the chemical engineering lit-
chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite: ChEN507 or
erature, placing it in the context of the related literature. Skills
consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3
to be developed and discussed include oral presentations,
semester hours.
technical writing, critical reviews, ethics, research documen-
ChEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS
tation (the laboratory notebook), research funding, types of
In-depth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with
research, developing research, and problem solving. Students
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Pre-
will use state-of-the-art tools to explore the literature and de-
requisite: ChEN508 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
velop well-documented research proposals and presentations.
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Graduate student in Chemical Engineering in
good standing or consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
ChEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS
Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and application of
ChEN584. (CHGN584). FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include stability,
The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac-
critical phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermo-
terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homo-
dynamics of polymer solutions and thermodynamics of
geneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption,
aqueous and ionic solutions. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters,
structor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and
soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important
ChEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties.
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics include element of probability, ensemble theory,
application to gases and solids, distribution theories of fluids,
ChEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
and transport properties. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
ING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
ChEN611. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS Con-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tinuation of ChEN610. Advanced applications of statistical
thermodynamics and statistical mechanics including pertur-
ChEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
bation and integral equation theory, computer simulation and
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
theory of electrolytes. Introduction to theory of nonequilib-
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
rium systems including Chapman-Enskog, Brownian motion
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
and time correlation functions. Prerequisite: ChEN610 or
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
equivalent; ChEN507 or equivalent; ChEN509. 3 hours lec-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN601. ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER
ChEN612. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
In-depth analysis of selected topics in heat transfer with
Advanced theoretical or experimental studies on chemical
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Pre-
engineering subjects not currently covered in other depart-
requisite: ChEN501 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours
ment courses. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequi-
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
site: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours; 6 semester
ChEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS Lectures,
hours maximum credit.
reports, and discussions on current research in chemical
ChEN615. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MASS TRANSFER
engineering, usually related to the student’s thesis topic.
In-depth analyses of selected topics in mass transfer with
Sections are operated independently and are directed toward
special emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Pos-
different research topics. Course may be repeated for credit.
sible topics include ion-exchange or adsorption chromatog-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture-discussion;
raphy, theories of interfacial mass transfer, mass transfer with
1 semester hour.
reaction, and simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Prerequi-
ChEN605. COLLOQUIUM Students will attend a series of
site: Graduate mass transfer course (ChEN515). 1 to 3 hours
lectures by speakers from industry, academia, and government.
lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
Primary emphasis will be on current research in chemical
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ChEN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Basic principles of
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Department Head
chemical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous sys-
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
tems. Reactions in solution, reactions on surfaces, and com-
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
posite reactions. Homogeneous catalysis, and isotope effects
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
in reaction dynamics. Photochemical reactions. Prerequisite:
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
Graduate reaction engineering course (ChEN518). 1 to 3
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
ChEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
ENGINEERING Individual participation in teaching activi-
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
ties. Discussion, problem review and development, guidance
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
of laboratory experiments, course development, supervised
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
practice teaching. Course may be repeated for credit. Prereq-
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
uisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a graduate student
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
instructor, or consent of instructor. 6 to 10 hours supervised
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
teaching; 2 semester hours.
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
ChEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
ING Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Prerequi-
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
ChEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
ChEN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
Library search and laboratory work for the master’s thesis
Degrees Offered:
under the supervision of the graduate student’s advisory
committee.
Master of Science (Chemistry; thesis and non-thesis option)
ChEN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under supervision of
Master of Science (Geochemistry; thesis)
the graduate student’s advisory committee. 30 semester hours.
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
ChEN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
(non-thesis)
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
All graduate degree programs in the Department of Chem-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
istry & Geochemistry have been admitted to the Western
dent’s faculty advisor.
Regional Graduate Program (WICHE). This program allows
ChEN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
Washington, and Wyoming to register at Colorado resident
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
tuition rates.
faculty advisor.
Program Description:
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
The Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry offers grad-
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
uate degrees in chemistry and in geochemistry. For students
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
entering the Chemistry Program, undergraduate deficiencies
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or pre-
will be determined by faculty in the Department of Chemistry
sentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of
& Geochemistry. Faculty from the Geochemistry Program
instructor. 2 semester hours.
will determine undergraduate deficiencies of students entering
that program. Undergraduate deficiencies will be established
through interviews and/or placement examinations at the be-
ginning of the student’s first semester of graduate work.
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Prerequisites:
pendent study on a topic determined by the student and the
A candidate for an advanced degree in the chemistry pro-
student’s faculty advisor, and the preparation of a report
gram should have completed an undergraduate program in
based on the student’s study topic. Students must be enrolled
chemistry which is essentially equivalent to that offered by
in CHGN560 for each Fall and Spring semester that they are
the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry at the Colo-
in residence at CSM. At least 21 of the institution-required
rado School of Mines. A candidate for an advanced degree in
36 semester hours of course work must be taken as a regis-
Geochemistry should have completed an undergraduate de-
tered master’s degree student at CSM. The student’s commit-
gree in chemistry or geology which is equivalent to that re-
tee makes decisions on courses to be taken, transfer credit,
quired for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
and examines the student’s written report. Up to 15 semester
Deficiencies in one or both of these areas will be determined
hours of graduate courses may be transferred from other in-
on an individual basis.
stitutions, provided that those courses have not been used as
credit toward a Bachelor degree.
Required Curriculum:
Chemistry:
CSM undergraduates may use the non-thesis option as part
A student in the chemistry program, in consultation with
of a five-year B.S./M.S. program in chemistry and count six
the advisor and thesis committee, selects the program of
hours from their undergraduate studies toward the M.S. de-
study. Initially, before a thesis advisor and thesis committee
gree. The undergraduate courses that are eligible for dual
have been chosen, the student is advised by the Graduate
counting toward the M.S. degree are: CHGN401, CHGN410,
Affairs Committee in the Department of Chemistry & Geo-
CHGN403, CHGN422, CHGN428, CHGN430, CHGN475,
chemistry. The following four graduate courses are desig-
and CHGN498 (with approval of faculty advisor and com-
nated as core courses in the Department of Chemistry and
mittee). Any 500 level lecture course taken as an undergradu-
Geochemistry: CHGN502 (inorganic), CHGN503 (physical),
ate may also be counted as part of the six hours from the
CHGN505 (organic), and CHGN507 (analytical).
undergraduate program.
M.S. Degree (chemistry, thesis option): The program of
Ph.D. Degree (Applied Chemistry): The program of
study includes the four core courses: (CHGN502, CHGN503,
study for the Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry includes
CHGN505, and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar
at least three of the departmental core courses (CHGN502,
(CHGN560), research, and the preparation and oral defense
CHGN503, CHGN505, and CHGN507), the M.S.-level
of an MS thesis based on the student’s research. Students
seminar (CHGN560), the Ph.D.-level seminar (CHGN660),
must be enrolled in CHGN560 for each Fall and Spring
a minor, a comprehensive examination, research, and the
semester that they are in residence at CSM. A minimum of
preparation and oral defense of a Ph.D. thesis based on the
36 semester hours, including at least 24 semester hours of
student’s research. The total hours of course work required
course work, are required. At least 15 of the institution-
for the Ph.D. degree is determined on an individual basis by
required 24 semester hours of course work must be taken in
the student’s thesis committee. Up to 24 semester hours of
the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry at CSM. The
graduate-level course work may be transferred from other
student’s thesis committee makes decisions on transfer credit.
institutions toward the Ph.D. degree provided that those
Up to 9 semester hours of graduate courses may be trans-
courses have not been used by the student toward a Bache-
ferred from other institutions, provided that those courses
lor’s degree. The student’s thesis committee may set addi-
have not been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. CSM
tional course requirements and will make decisions on
undergraduates may use this option as part of a five-year
requests for transfer credit. Ph.D. students may base their
B.S./M.S. program (requiring 12 hours of coursework) and
M.S.-level seminar on any chemistry-related topic including
count six hours from their undergraduate studies toward the
the proposed thesis research. The M.S.-level seminar require-
M.S. degree. Undergraduate courses that are eligible for dual
ment must be completed no later than the end of the student’s
counting toward the M.S. degree are: CHGN401, CHGN410,
second year of graduate studies at CSM. After completion of
CHGN403, CHGN422, CHGN428, CHGN430, CHGN475
the CHGN560 seminar, students must enroll in CHGN660.
and CHGN498 (with approval of faculty advisor and com-
Students must be enrolled in either CHGN560 or CHGN660
mittee). Any 500 level lecture course taken as an under-
for each Fall and Spring semester that they are in residence
graduate may also be counted as part of the six hours from
at CSM. The Ph.D.-level seminar must be based on the stu-
the undergraduate program.
dent’s Ph.D. research and must include detailed research
findings and interpretation thereof. This CHGN 660 seminar
M.S. Degree (chemistry, non-thesis option): The non-
must be presented close to, but before, the student’s oral de-
thesis M.S. degree requires 36 semester hours of course
fense of the thesis. The minor requirement consists of a mini-
credit, composed of 30 semester hours of course work and
mum of 12 hours of graduate courses intended to provide a
6 hours of independent study. The program of study includes
breadth of knowledge in support of the student’s principal re-
the four core courses: (CHGN502, CHGN503, CHGN505,
search interests. The minor may comprise courses taken:
and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar (CHGN560), inde-
(i) solely within the Department of Chemistry & Geochem-
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istry, (ii) solely within another department or division out-
Professional Masters Degree in Environmental Geochem-
side of the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, or
istry (non-thesis)
(iii) from a combination of departments/divisions, including
The Professional Masters Degree in Environmental Geo-
transfer credit from another institution. In all cases the minor
chemistry is a custom-designed, interdisciplinary degree, with
must constitute a coherent set of courses that supports, and
a curriculum that is intended to meet the career advancement
adds breadth to, the student’s principal research interests. Up
needs of professional geochemists. This degree, which is ad-
to two, but no more than two, of the core courses may, with
ministered through the Geochemistry Program, is intended
thesis committee approval, be used to fulfill the minor re-
for two classes of students:
quirement. The student’s thesis committee must approve the
x CSM undergraduate students who wish to continue at
combination of courses that constitutes the minor. The com-
CSM for an additional year beyond their baccalaureate
prehensive examination comprises a written non-thesis pro-
degree as part of a combined BS/MS Degree program;
posal wherein the student prepares an original proposal on a
and
chemistry topic distinctly different from the student’s princi-
x
pal area of research. The student must orally defend the non-
Individuals who already hold an appropriate undergrad-
thesis proposal before the thesis committee. The non-thesis
uate or advanced degree (from any institution) and are
proposal requirement must be completed prior to the end of
interested in a geochemistry graduate program that
the student’s second year of graduate studies. A student’s the-
does not have the traditional research requirement.
sis committee may, at its discretion, require additional com-
The program consists primarily of coursework in geo-
ponents to the comprehensive examination process such as
chemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on environmen-
inclusion of cumulative examinations, or other examinations.
tal applications. No research is required though the program
does allow for independent study, professional development,
Geochemistry:
The program of study is selected by the student in con-
internship and coop experience.
sultation with his or her advisor and thesis committee. Stu-
Application
dents entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take more
Undergraduate students at CSM who are interested in this
coursework in geology to strengthen their backgrounds in
program must declare an interest during their third year at
this discipline; the converse is true for students with a back-
CSM to allow for planning of coursework that will apply
ground in geology. Deficiencies are determined at an entrance
towards the program; these students must have an overall
interview by members of the Geochemistry faculty. A thesis
GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other departments
is required for the M.S. degree and a dissertation for the Ph.D.
besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology & Geologi-
The Geochemistry program comprises a core group of
cal Engineering may want to decide on the BS/MS option
courses, required of all students unless individually exempted
earlier to ensure that prerequisites are satisfied. Applicants
by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previous back-
other than CSM undergraduates who are applying for the
ground. The core courses are CHGC503 - Introduction to
BS/MS option in Environmental Geochemistry must follow the
Geochemistry, CHGC504 - Methods in Geochemistry, and a
same procedures that all prospective graduate students follow;
one hour laboratory course selected from several available.
however, the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
In addition, M.S. degree students must take two courses se-
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
lected from the following list; CHGC509/GEGN509 - Intro-
all GPA of at least 3.0 in CSM coursework. The overall
duction to Aqueous Geochemistry, CHGC610 - Nuclear and
course requirements will depend on the background of the
Isotopic Geochemistry, CHGN503 Advanced Physical
individual, but may be tailored to professional objectives.
Chemistry, GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry.
Up to 15 of the 36 credits may be transfer-credit. The transfer
Ph.D. degree students must take the three core courses
limit includes CSM distance learning courses. No fewer than
CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour laboratory
15 credits must be earned on campus. Up to six of these
course, and two courses selected from the previous list.
credit hours may be in the form of project credits performed
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves the
on the job as an employee or as a graduate intern. If project
number of course and research credits required for graduation,
credits are to be used, the project proposal and final report
as well as the specific courses beyond the above requirements.
must be approved by a CSM faculty advisor. Direct supervi-
The Ph.D. in Geochemistry requires a minimum of 72 credit
sion may be provided by the employer.
hours, of which at least 24 hours must be research credit.
CSM students who intend to follow the BS/MS format for
Normally at least 48 hours of course credits are required, of
this degree may transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-
which 24 hours of course credit may be transferred from a
level or above courses (with grades of B or higher) taken as
previous graduate degree upon approval of the dissertation
part of their undergraduate curriculum, provided those
committee. Research credits may not be transferred from a
courses:
previous degree program.
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x fit into the overall professional objectives of the
professional development experience. A course program will
individual;
be designed in advance through consultation between the stu-
x complement the course program below; and,
dent and an advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of the
Whole.
x meet the approval of the Geochemistry Committee of
the Whole.
Fields of Research:
Heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry.
No more than 9 credit hours of 400-level courses may be
included in the 36 hour minimum credit requirement.
Organic and analytical chemistry of hydrocarbon fuels; envi-
ronmental analytical chemistry of organic compounds;
A 17 credit-hour core program for this degree consists of:
coordination chemistry with organic ligands.
CHGC505 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry; bonding and
(3 hrs, Fall)
symmetry; chemistry of materials; use of computers in
GEGN467* Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
chemistry.
CHGC503 Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
GEGN509 Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Applied aspects of trace element, environmental, and aqueous
GEOL530 Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
geochemistry.
CHGC504 Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
Applications of soil gas to petroleum and mineral exploration
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate pro-
and environmental problems; water quality and modeling
gram, an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted
of biogeochemical processes in constructed wetlands used
from the list below.
for treatment of acid drainage; sampling design in large-
scale environmental studies.
An additional 12 credit-hours of course work must be se-
lected from the following list.
Environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry of aquatic and
terrestrial environment, stable isotope geochemistry.
CHGC530 Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
(3 hrs, Spring)
Peat and humic substances; analytical chemistry. Geochem-
CHGC555 Environmental Organic Chemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
istry of igneous rocks; associated ore deposits.
CHGC562 Microbiology and the Environment (3 hrs, Spring)
Polymer synthesis and characterization, thermal stability,
CHGC563 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
thermal degradation mechanisms of polymers; mass spec-
(2 hrs, Fall)
troscopy; chemometrics and chromatography.
CHGC564 Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology (3 hrs, Fall)
Development and evaluation of teaching methods that foster
CHGC610 Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
higher-level thinking abilities.
CHGC640 Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Chemistry and geochemistry of pollutant organics in aqueous
GEGN527 Organic Geochemistry of fossil fuels & ore deposits
systems; chemical and physical transformations of such
(3hrs, Spring)
pollutants; surface interactions in aqueous systems.
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs, Fall)
Theory and simulation of complex materials including poly-
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
mers and powders, complex fluids, phase equilibria, con-
(3 hrs, Spring)
trolled self-assembly.
GEGN581 Advanced Ground-Water Engineering (3 hrs, Fall)
Separations; field flow fractionation; polymer, colloid, and
GEGN582 Contaminant Hydrogeology (3 hrs, Spring) –
particulate characterization; new separation surfaces.
proposed
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
Computational methods for design of materials.
(3 hrs, Spring)
Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of inorganic and
GEGN681 Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs, Spring)
organometallic complexes with regard to bonding, struc-
GEGN683 Advanced Ground- Water Modeling (3 hrs, Spring)
ture, and catalysis.
GEOL512 Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Description of Courses
GEOL684 Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
(3 hrs, Spring)
(II) Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
GXGN571 Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs, Fall and Spring)
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereo-
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be se-
chemistry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and
lected to complete the 36 total credit-hour requirement. Free
ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of in-
electives may be selected from the list above, and may also
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be independent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or
GEOL599) taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other
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CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Topics
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
chosen from special interests of instructor and students. Pre-
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
requisite: Consent of head of department. 1 to 3 semester hours.
group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
CHGN499. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II) Indi-
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN401 or consent
vidual investigational problems under the direction of mem-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bers of the chemistry staff. Written report on research
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of head of depart-
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
ment. 1 to 3 semester hours.
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
Graduate Courses
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
The following courses are offered at the graduate level.
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
They will be given if sufficient qualified students register.
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
Some 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in the Graduate School. Geochemistry courses are listed after
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
Chemistry courses.
Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 hour credit.
Chemistry Courses
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
CHGN502. ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
ductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry, in-
Detailed examination of topics such as ligand field theory,
cluding amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids,
reaction mechanisms, chemical bonding, and structure of in-
and saccharides- their structure, chemistry, biological func-
organic compounds. Emphasis is placed on the correlations
tion, and biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a
of the chemical reactions of the elements with periodic trends
biological unit of organization. Discussion of classical genet-
and reactivities. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
ics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN221 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
CHGN503. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (I)
mester hours.
Quantum chemistry of classical systems. Principles of chemi-
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
cal thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics with statistical
SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of
calculation of thermodynamic properties. Theories of chemi-
macromolecules. Topics include the properties and statistics of
cal kinetics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 4 hours lec-
polymer solutions, measurements of molecular weights, molec-
ture; 4 semester hours.
ular weight distributions, properties of bulk polymers, mecha-
CHGN505. ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (I)
nisms of polymer formation, and properties of thermosets and
Detailed discussion of the more important mechanisms of
thermoplasts including elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or
organic reaction. Structural effects and reactivity. The appli-
permission of instructor. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
cation of reaction mechanisms to synthesis and structure
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) Pre-
proof. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
requisites: CHGN351, CHGN402. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit
3 semester hours.
hours.
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I)
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION (S)
Review of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature of
Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-
analytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data. Manip-
temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-line, and
ulation of real substances; sampling, storage, decomposition
electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341.
or dissolution, and analysis. Detailed treatment of chemical
6-week summer field session; 6 credit hours.
equilibrium as related to precipitation, acid-base, complexa-
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S)
tion and redox titrations. Potentiometry and UV-visible ab-
Individual research project under direction of a member of
sorption spectrophotometry. Prerequisite: Consent of
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of chem-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
istry curriculum through the junior year or permission of the
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
department head. 1-6 credit hours.
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
or permission of the department head. 1-6 credit hours.
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
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methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photoa-
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY (I) Introduction to
coustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Prerequi-
theory and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode potentials,
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
reversible and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic
Offered alternate years.
attraction theory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases,
CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS (II) Survey of
mechanisms and fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite:
separation methods, thermodynamics of phase equilibria,
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types
Offered alternate years.
of chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone refin-
CHGN583/MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICA-
ing, use of inclusion compounds for separation, application
TIONS OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II)
of separation technology for determining physical constants,
Instrumental techniques for the characterization of surfaces
e.g., stability constants of complexes. Prerequisite: CHGN507
of solid materials; Applications of such techniques to polymers,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
corrosion, metallurgy, adhesion science, microelectronics.
Offered alternate years.
Methods of analysis discussed: x-ray photoelectron spec-
CHGN515/MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATE-
troscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ion
RIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories and
scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary ion mass spectrom-
calculations and their applications to solids of interest to
etry (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering (RBS), scanning and
materials science. The relationship between a material’s
transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy and
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
wavelength dispersive x-ray analysis; principles of these
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
methods, quantification, instrumentation, sample preparation.
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
Prerequisite: B.S. in Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engi-
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
neering, Physics, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
CHGN523/MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
CHGN584/ChEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
Dependence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and
(II) The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac-
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homo-
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conduc-
geneous catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption,
tors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and
soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important
CHGN536/MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHE-
industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or
SIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macromole-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cules. Various methods of polymerization will be discussed
with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the syntheses
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS (II) Study of kinetic
of different classes of organic and inorganic polymers. Pre-
phenomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted to vari-
requisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or consent of
ous theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (I, II) Required
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
for all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chem-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
istry and geochemistry. M.S. students must register for the
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
course during each semester of residency. Ph.D. students
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
must register each semester until a grade is received satisfy-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ing the prerequisites for CHGN660. Presentation of a graded
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
non-thesis seminar and attendance at all departmental semi-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
nars are required. Prerequisite: Graduate student status. 1 se-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
mester hour.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
CHGN580/MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
molecular structure determination of minerals, inorganic and
CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (I, II) Required
organometallic compounds. Topics include the heavy atom
of all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or geo-
method, data collection by moving film techniques and by
chemistry. Students must register for this course each semes-
diffractometers, Fourier methods, interpretation of Patterson
ter after completing CHGN560. Presentation of a graded
maps, refinement methods, direct methods. Prerequisite:
nonthesis seminar and attendance at all department seminars
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are required. Prerequisite: CHGN560 or equivalent. 1 semes-
Offered alternate years.
ter hour.
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CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
instrumental analysis including atomic spectroscopy, mass
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
separations, and chromatography. Quality assurance and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
quality control. Interpretation and assessment of geochemical
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
data using statistical methods. Prerequisite: Graduate stand-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ing in geochemistry or environmental science and engineer-
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ing. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
CHGC505. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and anthro-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
pogenic chemicals interact, react, and are transformed and
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
redistributed in various environmental compartments. Air,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
soil, and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and groundwaters)
CHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
environments are covered, along with specialized environ-
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision
ments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper atmos-
of the graduate student’s thesis committee. Required of all
phere. Meets with CHGN403. CHGN403 and CHGC505
candidates for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester
may not both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: SYGN101,
hours upon completion of thesis.
CHGN 124 and DCGN209 or permission of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
PHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the super-
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
vision of the graduate student’s thesis committee. Required
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
of all candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 30
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop-
semester hours.
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculations and
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-
CHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
mineral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
natural aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equi-
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
libria between clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace ele-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
ments and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of
dent’s faculty advisor.
organic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light
CHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous sys-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
tems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
faculty advisor.
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate miner-
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or pre-
alogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
sentations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of in-
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
structor. 2 semester hours.
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
Geochemistry Courses
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of or-
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
ganic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and prin-
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
ciples of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
the related principles of thermodynamics. Topics covered
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these de-
include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar system,
posits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert the
chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental distributions
organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal
and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics,
and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal ana-
isotope systematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Pre-
lytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
requisite: Introductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology,
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
or consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture, 4 semester hours.
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises will
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Sampling
emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock and
of natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sediments,
oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
and waters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous materials,
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
digestions, and partial chemical extractions. Principles of
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
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CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO-
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
isotope distributions with an emphasis on the application of
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composition,
these principles to important case studies in igneous petrology
animal and human health in relation to the natural environ-
and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb isotopes,
ment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting water
K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and carbon
quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel processing.
isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
Sampling design in large scale environmental studies. Pre-
lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
requisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
CHGC640.. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical and microbiological
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants. Pre-
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
requisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
exploration, contaminant mapping and global climate change.
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours lecture;
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
RONMENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
topic may be continued through later semesters and addi-
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
tional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
3 semester hours.
growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants,
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo-
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
Offered alternate years.
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO-
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pol-
same or a different topic may be continued through later
lution, and the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater
semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Con-
habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour
sent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO-
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understanding
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a
of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
may be continued through later semesters and additional
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and char-
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
acteristics of biological material, origin of life, role of micro-
semester hours.
organisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of
sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ter hours.
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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 analy-
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
sis, utility theory, and corporate risk policy.
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
Mineral Economics Program Requirements:
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Associate Professor
M.S. Degree Students choose from either the thesis or
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Associate Professor
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
non-thesis option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
and are required to complete a minimum total of 36 credits
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
(a typical course has 3 credits).
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
Non-thesis option
DAVID W. MOORE, Assistant Professor
18 credits of core courses
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Assistant Professor
12 credits in area of specialization
MARK B. CRONSHAW, Lecturer
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, University Emeritus Professor
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
programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral Eco-
24 thesis credits. The student’s faculty advisor and the
nomics. Course work and research in Mineral Economics
doctoral thesis committee must approve the student’s pro-
emphasize the application of economic principles and busi-
gram of study and the topic for the thesis.
ness methods to mineral, energy, and related environmental
Qualifying Examination Process
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 6 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
may transfer up to 24 hours of graduate-level course work
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
from other institutions toward the Ph.D. degree subject to the
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
restriction that those courses must not have been used as
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
credit toward a Bachelor degree. The student must have
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer
EBGN541 International Trade
courses and the transfer must be approved by the student’s
EBGN542 Economic Development
Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Division Director.
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
Combined BS/MS Program
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
Students enrolled in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
Graduate Program may double count 6 hours from their
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
undergraduate course-work towards the non-thesis graduate
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
program provided the courses satisfy the M.S. requirements.
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
Joint Degrees
Methods
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees may be combined in two pos-
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
sible 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 undergradu-
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
ate prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better:
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
1. Principles of Microeconomics (EBGN311);
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
EBGN575 Advanced Mining and Energy Valuation
2. One semester of college-level Calculus (MACS111);
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
3. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530)
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
Students entering in the fall semester must have completed
2. Ph.D. Curriculum.
the microeconomics and calculus prerequisites prior to start-
a. Core Courses (24 credits)
ing the program; probability and statistics must be completed
no later than the first semester of the graduate program. Stu-
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
dents will only be allowed to enter in the spring semester if
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
they have completed all three prerequisites courses previously,
EBGN511 Microeconomics
as well as an undergraduate course in mathematical economics.
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
Required Course Curriculum in Mineral
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
Economics:
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral Economics are
EBGN695 Research Methodology
required 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
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
option and must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours.
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
Non-thesis option
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
18 credits of core courses
EBGN541 International Trade
12 credits from one or both specializations
EBGN542 Economic Development
6 credits of approved electives
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
Thesis option
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
18 credits of core courses
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
12 thesis credits
6 credits from one or both specializations
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
Methods
Non-thesis M.S. students take at least six hours of ap-
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
proved elective courses from the Division, other departments
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
on the CSM campus, or courses at surrounding universities.
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
Students must receive approval from their advisor in order to
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
apply non-EB Division courses towards their ETM degree.
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
Thesis students are required to complete 12 credit hours of
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
thesis credit and complete a Master’s level thesis under the
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
direct supervision of the student’s faculty advisor.
EBGN555 Linear Programming
Further Degree Requirements
EBGN556 Network Models
All thesis and non-thesis ETM Program students have
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
two additional degree requirements: (1) the “Executive-in-
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
Residence” seminar series; and (2) the ETM Communication
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
Seminar. All students are required to attend the ETM Pro-
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
gram “Executive-in-Residence” seminar series during at least
EBGN575 Advanced Mining and Energy Valuation
one semester of their attendance at CSM. The “Executive-in-
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
Residence” series features executives from industry who pass
Engineering and Technology Management
on insight and knowledge to graduate students preparing for
Program Description:
positions in industry. This series facilitates active involve-
The Division also offers an M.S. degree in Engineering and
ment in the ETM program by industry executives through
Technology Management (ETM). The ETM degree program
teaching, student advising activities and more. Every fall
is designed to integrate the technical elements of engineering
semester the “Executive-in-Residence will present 5-7 one
practice with the managerial perspective of modern engineer-
hour seminars on a variety of topics related to leadership and
ing and technology management. A major focus is on the busi-
strategy in the engineering and technology sectors. In addi-
ness and management principles related to this integration.
tion, all students are required to attend a two-day Communi-
The ETM Program provides the analytical tools and manage-
cations Seminar the first semester of their attendance in the
rial perspective needed to effectively function in a highly com-
ETM Program. The seminar will be offered at the beginning
petitive and technologically complex business economy.
of the fall and spring semesters. The seminar will provide
students a comprehensive approach to good quality commu-
Students in the ETM Program may select from one of two
nication skills, including presentation proficiency, organiza-
areas of degree specialization: Operations/Engineering
tional skills, professional writing skills, meeting management,
Management or Leadership and Strategy. The Operations/
as well as other professional communication abilities. The
Engineering Management specialization emphasizes valuable
Communications Seminar is designed to better prepare
techniques for managing large engineering and technical
students for the ETM learning experience, as well as their
projects effectively and efficiently. In addition, special em-
careers in industry.
phasis is given to advanced operations research,, optimiza-
tion, and decision making techniques applicable to a wide
Transfer Credits
array of business and engineering problems. The Leadership
Students who enter the M.S. in Engineering and Technol-
and Strategy specialization teaches the correct match be-
ogy Management program may transfer up to 6 course cred-
tween organizational strategies and structures to maximize
its from other educational institutions. The student must have
the competitive power of technology. This specialization has
achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer courses
a particular emphasis on leadership and management issues
and the transfer credit must be approved by the student’s
associated with the modern business enterprise.
advisor and the Chair of the ETM Program.
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Combined BS/MS Program
Course Descriptions in the Mineral Economics
Students enrolled in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/
Program and the Engineering and Technology
Graduate Program may double count 6 hours of approved
Management Program
credit from their undergraduate course-work towards the
Graduate students may also take up to 9 credit hours of
non-thesis graduate program as elective credit.
400 level economics courses. Descriptions of these courses
Prerequisites for ETM Program:
can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin or at www.econ-
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
bus.mines.edu.
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
EBGN504 ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVEST-
1. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530), and
MENT DECISION METHODS Time value of money con-
cepts of present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate of
2. Engineering Economics (EBGN321).
return and break-even analysis are applied to after-tax eco-
Students not demonstrating satisfactory standing in these
nomic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
areas may be accepted; however, they will need to complete
Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1) inflation and
the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that require these
escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjust-
subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly suggested that students
ment of analyses using expected value concepts, and (4) mu-
complete any deficiencies prior to enrolling in graduate
tually exclusive alternative analyses and service producing
degree course work.
alternatives. Case study analysis of a mineral or petroleum
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree Engineering
investment situation is required.
and Technology Management
EBGN505 INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING Concepts from
Thesis and non-thesis students are required to complete the
both financial and managerial accounting. Preparation and
following 18 hours of core courses:
interpretation of financial statements and the use of this finan-
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
cial information in evaluation and control of the organization.
Managerial concepts include the use of accounting informa-
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
tion in the development and implementation of a successful
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
global corporate strategy, and how control systems enhance
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
the planning process.
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
EBGN563 Management of Technology
EBGN509 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS This course
EBGN585 Engineering and Technology Management Cap-
reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer tools
stone (to be taken during the final semester of coursework)
that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral Eco-
nomics. It includes topics from differential and integral cal-
b. Areas of Specialization (12 credits required for non-
culus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix algebra;
thesis option or 6 credits required for thesis option)
difference equations; and linear, mathematical and dynamic
Operations/Engineering Management:
programming. It shows how these tools are applied in an eco-
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
nomic and business context with applications taken from the
EBGN552 Computational Nonlinear Programming
mineral and energy industries. It requires both analytical as
EBGN553 Project Management
well as computer solutions. At the end of the course you will
EBGN555 Linear Programming
be able to appreciate and apply mathematics for better per-
EBGN556 Network Models
sonal, economic and business decision making. Prerequisites:
EBGN557 Advanced Computational Optimization
MACS111, EBGN311; or permission of instructor.
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
EBGN510 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS The
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity analysis
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
and the problem of mineral market instability; cartels and
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
the nature of mineral pricing; the environment; government
EBGN569 Production Planning and Productivity
involvement; mineral policy issues; and international min-
Leadership and Strategy:
eral trade. This course is designed for entering students in
mineral economics. Prerequisites: EBGN311 or permission
EBGN564 Managing New Product Development
of instructor.
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology-Based Companies
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
EBGN511 MICROECONOMICS The first of two courses
EBGN567 Business Law and Technology
dealing with applied economic theory. This part concentrates
EBGN571 Marketing Research
on the behavior of individual segments of the economy, the
EBGN572 International Business Strategy
theory of consumer behavior and demand, the theory of pro-
CHGN598 Inventing, Patenting, and Licensing
duction and costs, duality, welfare measures, price and out-
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put level determination by business firms, and the structure
operations, production/inventory systems, bulk-material han-
of product and input markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
dling and mining, port operations, high-way traffic systems
EBGN311, EBGN509; or permission of instructor.
and computer networks. Prerequisites: MACS530, 1 or per-
EBGN512 MACROECONOMICS This course will provide
mission of instructor.
an introduction to contemporary macroeconomic concepts
EBGN530 ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY
and analysis. Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior of
MARKETS Application of models to understand markets
the economy as an aggregate. Topics include the equilibrium
for oil, gas, coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources.
level of inflation, interest rates, unemployment and the
Models, modeling techniques, and issues included are supply
growth in national income. The impact of government fiscal
and demand, market structure, transportation models, game
and monetary policy on these variables and the business
theory, futures markets, environmental issues, energy policy,
cycle, with particular attention to the effects on the mineral
energy regulation, input/output models, energy conservation,
industry. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN509; or
and dynamic optimization. The emphasis in the course is on
permission of instructor.
the development of appropriate models and their application
EBGN515 ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING
to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
Designed to provide an understanding of the macro- and
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511 or permission of instructor.
micro-economic forces, both domestic and international, that
EBGN535 ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
influence management decisions and ultimately corporate
MARKETS Metal supply from main product, byproduct,
performance. Macro issues include interest rates, economic
and secondary production. Metal demand and intensity of use
policy, business cycles, and the financial system. Micro issues
analysis. Market organization and price formation. Public
include input demand and supply, industry factors, market
policy, comparative advantage, and international metal trade.
structure, and externalities. Prerequisites: MACS5301 or per-
Metals and economic development in the developing coun-
mission of instructor. Mineral Economics students will not
tries and former centrally planned economies. Environmental
receive degree credits for this course (except joint degree IFP
policy and mining and mineral processing. Students prepare
students, see Division Director).
and present a major research paper. Prerequisites: MACS111,
EBGN525 OPERATIONS RESEARCH METHODS The
EBGN311, EBGN510; or permission of instructor.
core of this course is a scientific approach to planning and
EBGN536 MINERAL POLICIES & INTERNATIONAL
decision-making problems that arise in business. The course
INVESTMENT Identification and evaluation of inter-
covers deterministic optimization models (linear program-
national mineral investment policies and company responses
ming, integer programming and network modeling) and a
using economic, business and legal concepts. Assessment of
brief introduction to stochastic (probabilistic) models with
policy issues in light of stakeholder interests and needs.
Monte-Carlo simulation. Applications of the models are
Theoretical issues are introduced and then applied to case
covered using spreadsheets. The intent of the course is to
studies, policy drafting, and negotiation exercises to assure
enhance logical modeling ability and to develop quantitative
both conceptual and practical understanding of the issues.
managerial and spreadsheet skills. The models cover applica-
Special attention is given to the formation of national policies
tions in the areas of energy and mining, marketing, finance,
and corporate decision making concerning fiscal regimes,
production, transportation, logistics and work-force scheduling.
project financing, environmental protection, land use and
EBGN528 INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION The
local community concerns and the content of exploration and
course focuses on creating computerized models of real or
extraction agreements. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
proposed complex systems for performance evaluation. Sim-
EBGN541 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Theories and evi-
ulation provides a cost effective way of pre-testing proposed
dence on international trade and development. Determinants
systems and answering “what-if” questions before incurring
of static and dynamic comparative advantage. The arguments
the expense of actual implementations. The course is in-
for and against free trade. Economic development in non-
structed in the state-of-the-art computer lab (CTLM), where
industrialized countries. Sectoral development policies and
each student is equipped with a personal computer and inter-
industrialization. The special problems and opportunities
acts with the instructor during the lecture. Professional version
created by extensive mineral resource endowments. The
of a widely used commercial software package, “Arena”, is
impact of value-added processing and export diversification
used to build models, analyze and interpret the results. Other
on development. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311,
business analysis and productivity tools that enhance the
EBGN509, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
analysis capabilities of the simulation software are intro-
EBGN542 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Role of energy
duced to show how to search for optimal solutions within
and minerals in the development process. Sectoral policies
the simulation models. Both discrete-event and continuous
and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special atten-
simulation models are covered through extensive use of
tion to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse
applications including call centers, various manufacturing
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effects, downstream processing, and diversification. Pre-
management through analysis of case studies. Topics include
requisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511,
project portfolio management, decomposition of project
EBGN512; or permission of instructor.
work, estimating resource requirements, planning and budget-
EBGN545 CORPORATE FINANCE The fundamentals of
ing, scheduling, analysis of uncertainty, resource loading and
corporate finance as they pertain to the valuation of invest-
leveling, project monitoring and control, earned value analy-
ments, firms, and the securities they issue. Included are the
sis and strategic project leadership. Guest speakers from in-
relevant theories associated with capital budgeting, financing
dustry discuss and amplify the relevance of course topics to
decisions, and dividend policy. This course provides an
their specific areas of application (construction, product de-
in-depth study of the theory and practice of corporate finan-
velopment, engineering design, R&D, process development,
cial management including a study of the firm’s objectives,
etc.). Students learn Microsoft Project and complete a course
investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, and
project using this software, demonstrating proficiency ana-
working capital management. Prerequisites: EBGN5052 or
lyzing project progress and communicating project informa-
permission of instructor.
tion to stakeholders. Prerequisites: EBGN5043 or permission
of instructor.
EBGN546 INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGE-
MENT The theory and practice of investment, providing a
EBGN555 LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course ad-
comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of securities
dresses the formulation of linear programming models, ex-
markets, valuation techniques and trading strategies for
amines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
stocks, bonds, and derivative securities. It includes the mean-
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
variance efficient portfolio theory, the arbitrage pricing
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
theory, bond portfolio management, investment management
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
functions and policies, and portfolio performance evaluation.
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN545, EBGN505,2
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
or permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN509,
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
EBGN511.
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
EBGN547 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Analysis
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisites: MACS332
of the sources, causes and effects of risks associated with
or EBGN509 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
holding, operating and managing assets by individuals and
3 semester hours.
organizations; evaluation of the need and importance of man-
aging these risks; and discussion of the methods employed
EBGN556 NETWORK MODELS Network models are spe-
and the instruments utilized to achieve risk shifting objec-
cial cases of linear programming problems that possess spe-
tives. The course concentrates on the use of derivative assets
cial mathematical structures. This course examines a variety
in the risk management process. These derivatives include
of network models, specifically, spanning tree problems,
futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps, collars and floors.
shortest path problems, maximum flow problems, minimum
Exposure to market and credit risks will be explored and
cost flow problems, and transportation and assignment prob-
ways of handling them will be reviewed and critiqued
lems. For each class of problem, we present applications in
through analysis of case studies from the mineral and energy
areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, trans-
industries. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN5052,
portation and logistics, and the military. We also discuss an
EBGN545 or EBGN546; or permission of instructor. Recom-
algorithm or two applicable to each problem class. As time
mended: EBGN509, EBGN511.
permits, we explore combinatorial problems that can be de-
picted on graphs, e.g., the traveling salesman problem and
EBGN552 COMPUTATIONAL NONLINEAR PROGRAM-
the Chinese postman problem, and discuss the tractability
MING As an advanced course in optimization, this course
issues associated with these problems in contrast to “pure”
will address both unconstrained and constrained nonlinear
network models. Prerequisites: EBGN555 or EBGN525 or
model formulation and corresponding algorithms (e.g., Gradi-
permission of the instructor.
ent Search and Newton’s Method, and Lagrange Multiplier
Methods and Reduced Gradient Algorithms, respectively).
EBGN557 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZA-
Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and software will
TION As an advanced course in optimization, this course
emphasize solving real-world problems in areas such as min-
will address computational performance of linear and linear-
ing, energy, transportation, and the military. Prerequisites:
integer optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art
EBGN555 or permission of instructor.
hardware and software, will introduce solution techniques
for “difficult” optimization problems. We will discuss such
EBGN553 PROJECT MANAGEMENT An introductory
methodologies applied to the monolith (e.g., branch-and-
course focusing on analytical techniques for managing projects
bound and its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations),
and on developing skills for effective project leadership and
as well as decomposition and reformulation techniques
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(e.g., Lagrangian relaxation, Benders decomposition, column
development, manufacturing, R&D, marketing, strategic
generation). Additional “special topics” may be introduced,
partnerships, alliances, intellectual property, organizational
as time permits. Prerequisite: EBGN555 or permission of
architectures, leadership and politics are explored in the
instructor.
context of technological innovation. The critical role of orga-
EBGN559 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT The focus of
nizational knowledge and learning in a firm’s ability to lever-
the course is to show how a firm can achieve better “supply-
age technological innovation to gain competitive advantage
demand matching” through the implementation of rigorous
is explored. The relationships between an innovation, the
mathematical models and various operational/tactical strate-
competencies of the innovating firm, the ease of duplication
gies. We look at organizations as entities that must match the
of the innovation by outsiders, the nature of complementary
supply of what they produce with the demand for their prod-
assets needed to successfully commercialize an innovation
ucts. A considerable portion of the course is devoted to math-
and the appropriate strategy for commercializing the inno-
ematical models that treat uncertainty in the supply-chain.
vation are developed. Students explore the role of network
Topics include managing economies of scale for functional
effects in commercialization strategies, particularly with re-
products, managing market-mediation costs for innovative
spect to standards wars aimed at establishing new dominant
products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
designs. Prerequisites: EBGN5043 recommended.
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain con-
EBGN564 MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOP-
tracts and revenue management. Additional “special topics”
MENT Develops interdisciplinary skills required for suc-
may be introduced, such as reverse logistics issues in the
cessful product development in today’s competitive
supply-chain or contemporary operational and financial hedg-
marketplace. Small product development teams step through
ing strategies, as time permits. Prerequisites: MACS530,1 or
the new product development process in detail, learning
permission of instructor.
about available tools and techniques to execute each process
EBGN560 DECISION ANALYSIS Introduction to the sci-
step along the way. Each student brings his or her individual
ence of decision making and risk theory. Application of deci-
disciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to
sion analysis and utility theory to the analysis of strategic
synthesize that perspective with those of the other students in
decision problems. Focuses on the application of quantitative
the group to develop a sound, marketable product. Prerequi-
methods to business problems characterized by risk and un-
sites: EBGN563 recommended.
certainty. Choice problems such as decisions concerning
EBGN565 MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
major capital investments, corporate acquisitions, new prod-
COMPANIES This class explores concepts and practices
uct introductions, and choices among alternative technolo-
related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment,
gies are conceptualized and structured using the concepts
including the defining characteristics of high-technology in-
introduced in this course. Prerequisites: EBGN504,3 or per-
dustries; different types and patterns of innovations and their
mission of instructor.
marketing implications; the need for (and difficulties in)
EBGN561 STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
adopting a customer-orientation; tools used to gather market-
SCIENCE The course introduces tools of “probabilistic
ing research/intelligence in technology-driven industries; use
analysis” that are frequently used in the formal studies of
of strategic alliances and partnerships in marketing technol-
management. We see methodologies that help to quantify the
ogy; adaptations to the “4 P’s”; regulatory and ethical consid-
dynamic relationships of sequences of “random” events that
erations in technological arenas. Prerequisite: Permission of
evolve over time. Topics include static and dynamic Monte-
instructor.
Carlo simulation, discrete and continuous time Markov
EBGN566 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP Intro-
Chains, probabilistic dynamic programming, Markov deci-
duces concepts related to starting and expanding a techno-
sion processes, queuing processes and networks, Brownian
logical-based corporation. Presents ideas such as developing
motion and stochastic control. Applications from a wide
a business and financing plan, role of intellectual property,
range of fields will be introduced including marketing, fi-
and the importance of a good R&D program. Prerequisite:
nance, production, logistics and distribution, energy and
Permission of instructor.
service systems. In addition to an intuitive understanding
EBGN567 BUSINESS LAW AND TECHNOLOGY Com-
of analytical techniques to model stochastic processes, the
puter software and hardware are the most complex and
course emphasizes how to use related software packages for
rapidly developing intellectual creations of modern man.
managerial decision-making. Prerequisites: MACS530,1 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,
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however, differs fundamentally from previous objects of
movements, development of institutions needed to support
intellectual property protection, and thus does not fit easily
and facilitate international transactions, and increased global
into traditional copyright and patent law. This course covers
competition. Due to these factors, foreign countries increas-
topics that relate to these complex special features of com-
ingly are a source of both production and sales for domestic
puter and technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
companies. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
EBGN568 ADVANCED PROJECT ANALYSIS An ad-
EBGN575 ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUA-
vanced course in economic analysis that will look at more
TION The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in
complex issues associated with valuing investments and
mineral and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation
projects. Discussion will focus on development and applica-
Principle. The measurement of political risk and its impact
tion of concepts in after-tax environments and look at other
on project value. Extensive use of real cases. Prerequisites:
criteria and their impact in the decision-making and valuation
MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN504,3 EBGN505,2 EBGN509,
process. Applications to engineering and technology aspects
EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
will be discussed. Effective presentation of results will be an
EBGN580 EXPLORATION ECONOMICS Exploration
important component of the course. Prerequisite: Permission
planning and decision making for oil and gas, and metallic
of instructor.
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration ac-
EBGN569 PRODUCTION PLANNING AND PRODUC-
tivity and productivity. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN510;
TIVITY This is an intermediate course in modeling pro-
or permission of instructor. Offered when student demand is
duction and effectively applying optimization techniques to
sufficient.
managing production. The course develops scientific and
EBGN585 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MAN-
mathematical skills necessary for designing practical models
AGEMENT CAPSTONE This course represents the culmina-
for production planning and productivity analysis. Topics in-
tion of the ETM Program. This course is about the strategic
clude models of production in general, activity analysis, data
management process – how strategies are developed and
envelopment analysis, linear programming models of dy-
implemented in organizations. It examines senior manage-
namic production systems, capacity analysis, and capacity
ment’s role in formulating strategy and the role that all an
expansion/improvement. Students implement models using
organization’s managers play in implementing a well thought
Excel and AMPL and analyze data. Prerequisites: EBGN555
out strategy. Among the topics discussed in this course are
or permission of instructor.
(1) how different industry conditions support different types
EBGN570 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS The role of
of strategies; (2) how industry conditions change and the
markets and other economic considerations in controlling
implication of those changes for strategic management; and
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource
(3) how organizations develop and maintain capabilities that
allocation incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in envi-
lead to sustained competitive advantage. This course consists
ronmental policy decisions and the associated problems with
of learning fundamental concepts associated with strategic
measuring benefits and costs. Prerequisites: EBGN509 or
management process and competing in a web-based strategic
permission of instructor.
management simulation to support the knowledge that you
EBGN571 MARKETING RESEARCH The purpose of this
have developed.
course is to gain a deep understanding of the marketing re-
EBGN590 ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING
search decisions facing product managers in technology based
Using statistical techniques to fit economic models to data.
companies. While the specific responsibilities of a product
Topics include ordinary least squares and single equation
manager vary across industries and firms, three main activities
regression models; two stage least squares and multiple equa-
common to the position are: (1) analysis of market informa-
tion econometric models; specification error, serial correla-
tion, (2) marketing strategy development, and (3) implement-
tion, heteroskedasticity; distributive lag; applications to
ing strategy through marketing mix decisions. In this course
mineral commodity markets; hypothesis testing; forecasting
students will develop an understanding of available market-
with econometric models, time series analysis, and simula-
ing research methods and the ability to use marketing research
tion. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311.
information to make strategic and tactical decisions. Prerequi-
EBGN598 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
sites: MACS530,1.
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
EBGN572 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
The purpose of this course is to gain understanding of the
Usually the course is offered only once.
complexities presented by managing businesses in an inter-
EBGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
national environment. International business has grown
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
rapidly in recent decades due to technological expansion,
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
liberalization of government policies on trade and resource
tent, and credit hours.
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EBGN610 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECO-
dissertation proposal. It is a good idea for students to start
NOMICS Optimal resource use in a dynamic context using
thinking about potential dissertation topic areas as they study
mathematical programming, optimal control theory and game
for their qualifier. Ph.D. students must receive a grade of an
theory. Constrained optimization techniques are used to eval-
“A” in this course. This course is also recommended for stu-
uate the impact of capital constraints, exploration activity
dents writing Master’s thesis or who want guidance in doing
and environmental regulations. Offered when student de-
independent research relating to the economics and business
mand is sufficient. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1
aspects of energy, minerals and related environmental and
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission
technological topics. Prerequisites: MACS530,1 EBGN509,
of instructor.
EBGN510, EBGN511, EBGN512, EBGN590, EBGN611; or
EBGN611 ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS A second
permission of instructor.
graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
EBGN698 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
include consumer theory, production theory and the use of
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
game theoretic and dynamic optimization tools. Prerequi-
Usually the course is offered only once.
sites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311, EBGN509,
EBGN699 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
EBGN690 ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS A second
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
course in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this course
tent, and credit hours.
provides a more theoretical and mathematical understanding
EBGN701 GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
of econometrics. Matrix algebra is used and model construc-
Preparation of the Master’s thesis under the supervision of
tion and hypothesis testing are emphasized rather than fore-
the graduate student’s advisory committee.
casting. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311,
EBGN509, EBGN590; or permission of instructor. Recom-
EBGN703 GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHILOSO-
mended: EBGN511.
PHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the supervision
of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
EBGN695 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Lectures
provide an overview of methods used in economic research
Notes
1
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral Eco-
MACS323 may be substituted for MACS530.
2
nomics and information on how to carry out research and
EBGN305 and EBGN306 together may be substituted for
present research results. Students will be required to write
EBGN505 with permission.
3
and present a research paper that will be submitted for pub-
EBGN321 may be substituted for EBGN504.
lication. It is expected that this paper will lead to a Ph.D.
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Engineering
areas of research activities: (1) Sensing, Communications
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor, Interim Division Director
and Control, (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics,
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor, Civil Program Chair
(3) Geotechnical Engineering, (4) Structural Engineering,
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
(5) Material Mechanics and (6) Fluid Mechanics and Ther-
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
mal Sciences.
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Chair and Professor
Sensing, Communications and Control is an interdiscipli-
NING LU, Professor
MARK T. LUSK, Professor, Mechanical Program Chair
nary research area that includes problems in robotics, mecha-
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor, Vice President for Academic
tronics, intelligent structures and geosystems, energy and
Affairs, and Dean of Faculty
power, materials processing, communications, bio-engineer-
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
ing, mining and construction. Participating graduate students
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor
come from a variety of backgrounds, and may specialize in
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor, Electrical Program Chair
civil, mechanical or electrical engineering systems.
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
Energy Systems and Power Electronics group pursue
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
both fundamental and applied research in the interrelated
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
fields of conventional electric power systems and electric
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
machinery, renewable energy and distributed generation,
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
power electronics and drives. The overall scope of research
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
encompasses a broad spectrum of electrical energy applica-
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
tions including investor-owned utilities, rural electric associ-
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
ations, manufacturing facilities, regulatory agencies, and
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
consulting engineering firms.
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering has current activity in compu-
RICHARD CHRISTENSON, Assistant Professor
tational and analytical geomechanics, probabilistic geotech-
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
nics, experimental and theoretical investigations into coupled
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
flows and unsaturated soil behavior, and intelligent geo-sys-
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
tems including geo-construction sensing and automation. The
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
geotechnical faculty and students work primarily within the
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
Civil Specialty of the Engineering Systems graduate pro-
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
grams, however strong interdisciplinary ties are maintained
CANDACE S. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
with other groups in Engineering and with other Departments
CARA COAD, Lecturer
at CSM.
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Lecturer
Structural Engineering focuses on frontier, multidiscipli-
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
nary research in the following areas: high strength and self
ROBERT D. SUTTON (DOUGLAS), Lecturer
consolidating concrete, experimental and computational struc-
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
tural dynamics, vibration control, damage diagnosis, and
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
advanced data processing and analysis for sensory systems,
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
disaster assessment and mitigation, and structural non-
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
destructive evaluation and health monitoring.
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed in
Material Mechanics investigations consider solid-state
the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
material behavior as it relates to microstructural evolution
Degrees Offered:
and control, nano-mechanics, functionally graded materials,
Master of Science (Engineering Systems)
biomaterial analysis and characterization, artificial bio-
material design, and fracture mechanics. Research in this
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Systems)
area tends to have a strong computational physics component
Program Overview:
covering a broad range of length and time scales that embrace
The Engineering Systems program offers a multidiscipli-
ab initio calculations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and
nary graduate education with a specialization in one of the
continuum modeling. These tools are used to study metallic
three disciplines—Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engi-
and ceramic systems as well as natural biomaterials. Strong
neering. The program demands academic rigor and depth
ties exist between this group and activities within the campus
yet also addresses the real-world problems in advanced engi-
communities of physics, materials science, mathematics and
neering and technology. The Division of Engineering has six
chemical engineering.
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Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences is a research area
The Engineering Graduate committee evaluating an appli-
with a wide array of multidisciplinary applications including
cant may require that the student take undergraduate reme-
clean energy systems, materials processing, combustion, and
dial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies, which
bioengineering. Graduate students in this area typically spe-
does not count toward the graduate program. The committee
cialize in Mechanical Engineering but also have the oppor-
will decide whether to recommend to the Dean of Graduate
tunity to specialize in interdisciplinary programs such as
Studies and Research regular or provisional admission, and
Material Sciences.
may ask the applicant to come for an interview.
Program Details
As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, no more than 9
The M.S. Engineering Systems degree (Thesis or Non-
400-level credits of course work may be counted towards any
Thesis Option) requires 36 credit hours. The thesis M.S.
graduate degree. In general, the student cannot use 400 level
requires 24 hours of coursework and 12 hours of thesis re-
course credits that have been previously used to obtain the
search. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of course-
Bachelor of Science degree. This requirement must be taken
work. The Ph.D. Engineering Systems degree requires 72
into account as students choose courses for each degree pro-
credit hours of course work and research credits. Courses
gram detailed below. In all of the options below, students in
taken at other universities will be considered for transfer
the combined BS/MS Programs (non-thesis option) may sub-
credit via a petition to the Division Director. Students must
stitute 6 credits from a pre-approved list (see appendix) of
have an advisor from the Engineering Division Graduate
courses that were also used to satisfy the requirements for
Faculty to direct and monitor their academic plan, research
their undergraduate degree. These course substitutions must
and independent studies. Master of Science (thesis option)
be approved by the academic advisor, and these 6 credits
students must have at least three members on their graduate
must be included in the total of 9 undergraduate 400 level
committee, two of whom must be permanent faculty in the
credits allowed.
Engineering Division. Ph.D. graduate committees must have
Engineering Systems (EGES)
at least five members; at least three members must be perma-
Graduate students who choose not to declare a specialty in
nent faculty in the Engineering Division, and at least one
Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering may do so using
member must be from the department in which the student is
the curriculum below.
pursuing a minor program.
M.S. Degree (EGES)
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
Required Core:
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
research in Engineering Systems. Normally, Ph.D. students
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
will take the Qualifying Examination in their first year, but it
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
must be taken within three semesters of entering the program.
Seminar
1 cr
Within 18 months after passing the Qualifying Examination,
the Ph.D. student must prepare a written Thesis Proposal and
Technical Electives
present it formally to the graduate committee and other inter-
(Thesis Option: Courses must be
ested faculty. Approval of the Thesis Proposal by the gradu-
approved by the graduate thesis committee)
15 cr
ate thesis committee constitutes admission to candidacy for
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be
the Ph.D. Students should endeavor to achieve this milestone
approved by the faculty advisor)
27 cr
within twelve months of passing the Qualifying Examination.
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option) and Ph.D.
Total
36 cr
programs, the student will be required to make a formal pres-
Ph.D. Degree (EGES)
entation and defense of her/his thesis research.
Required Core:
Prerequisites
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
The requirements for admission for the M.S., and Ph.D.
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
degrees in Engineering Systems are a baccalaureate degree in
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
engineering, computer science, a physical science, or math
Seminar
1 cr
with a grade-point average over 3.0/4.0; Graduate Record
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
Examination score of 650 (math) and a TOEFL score of 550
or higher (paper based), 213 (computer based) for applicants
Technical Electives
whose native language is not English. Applicants from an
(must be approved by the graduate thesis committee)
27 cr
engineering program at CSM are not required to submit
Thesis Research
24 cr
GRE scores.
Total
72 cr
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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
neering specialty in: (1) Geotechnical engineering, and (2)
to enroll in the PhD program will be required to 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 in-
within three semesters of entering the program.
tention is to offer a highly flexible curriculum that will be at-
The exam will have two parts:
tractive 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
ing courses listed in the Appendix, technical electives will be
covered in the students area of interest. This will typically
available from other CSM departments such as Environmental
involve two questions, and may cover material from the
Science and Engineering, Geological Engineering and Min-
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty) core courses.
ing, as well as Electrical and Mechanical courses from within
the Engineering Division. Some flexibility in the following
2. A written report (approx 10 pages) and oral presentation
requirements is allowed in terms of the balance of Technical
based on a topic that will be chosen by the graduate student’s
Elective courses and Thesis Research or Independent Study,
committee. The report will typically be a review paper on a re-
with the agreement of the student’s academic advisor and/or
search theme that will be related to the student’s area of inter-
graduate committee.
est and likely thesis topic. The purpose of this requirement, is
to examine some of the attributes expected of a successful
M.S. Degree (EGES-CE)
PhD candidate. These include, but are not restricted to:
Must take at least three courses from the list of
x The ability to perform a literature review through
Civil Engineering Courses
9 cr
libraries and internet sites;
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
x The ability to distill information into a written report;
Technical Electives which may involve additional
x 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 provided
(Non-Thesis option)
26 cr
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 ad-
Technical Electives
vanced 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, must submit a tentative program (includ-
ing alternate courses) by the end of the first semester for ap-
proval 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 re-
(Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
search 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 thesis 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 thesis 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 pass a Qualifying Examination,
of the test material (the selected courses or the research
which is intended to gauge the academic qualifications of the
paper) as well as their preparedness for graduate studies.
candidate for conducting dissertation research in Mechanical
Engineering. The Qualifying Examination tests the student
Normally, Ph.D. students will take both parts of the Quali-
on instrumentation and measurement theory as well as inter-
fying Examination in their first year, but they must both be
disciplinary simulation and modeling. Students are required
taken within three semesters of entering the graduate program.
to take EGES501 and EGES502 prior to taking this exam.
The exam is typically offered in May each year. Normally,
Ph.D. students will take the Qualifying Examination 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
Any graduate level course taught by a member of the
Counting” In The Combined BS/MS Program:
CSM Civil Engineering faculty can be included in the list of
EGGN400
Introduction to Robotics
acceptable Civil Engineering Courses.
EGGN403
Thermodynamics II
Engineering Systems (Electrical Specialty)
EGGN420
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Student must take a minimum of two classes from this list
EGGN422
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGES501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGGN425
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
EGES502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation 4 cr
EGGN430
Biomedical Instrumentation
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
EGGN478
Engineering Dynamics
plus a minimum of four (4) classes from one of the
EGGN482
Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
following two tracks:
EGGN483
Analog and Digital Communication Systems
Energy Systems Track
EGGN484
Power Systems Analysis
EGES521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGGN485
Introduction to High Power Electronics
EGES581
Modern Adjustable Speed Electric Drives
3 cr
EGGN488
Reliability of Engineering Systems
EGES582
Renewable Energy and Distributed
CHEN430
Transport Phenomena
Generation
3 cr
MNGN404 Tunneling
EGES583
Advanced Electrical Machine Dynamics
3 cr
MNGN405 Rock Mechanics in Mining
EGES584
Power Distribution Systems Engineering
3 cr
MNGN418 Advanced Rock Mechanics
EGES585
Advanced High Power Electronics
3 cr
GEGN467
Groundwater Engineering
EGES586
High Voltage AC and DC Power
GEGN468
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Transmission
3 cr
PHGN440
Solid State Physics
EGES599
Independent Study (limited to 6 credits)
PHGN435
Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing
EGES683
Computer Methods in Electric Power
Laboratory
Systems
3 cr
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
Approved courses from other CSM departments or transfer
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
credits from other universities
Courses Offered Under Each Of The Engineering
Sensing, Communications and Control Track
Systems Specialties:
EGES510
Image and Multidimensional Signal
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty)
Processing
3 cr
EGES501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGES511
Digital Signal Processing
3 cr
EGES502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
EGES512
Computer Vision
3 cr
EGES533
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 cr
EGES514
Advanced Robot Control
4 cr
EGES534
Soil Behavior
3 cr
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
EGES541
Advanced Structural Theory
3 cr
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
EGES542
Finite elements for engineers
3 cr
Systems
3 cr
EGES548
Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 cr
EGES519
Estimation Theory and Kalman Filtering
3 cr
EGES550
Numerical Methods for engineers
3 cr
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
3 cr
EGES598
Dynamics of structures and soils
3 cr
EGES598
Introduction to Stochastic Process
3 cr
EGES598
Advanced Concrete Design
3 cr
EGES599
Independent Study (limited to 6 cr)
EGES598
Advanced Foundations
3 cr
EGES617
Intelligent Control Systems
3 cr
EGES598
Experimental Structural Dynamics
3 cr
EGES618
System Identification and Adaptive Control 3 cr
EGES599
Independent Study
EGES619
Applied Intelligent Control and Failure
(Non-Thesis option)
up to 6 cr
Diagnostics
3 cr
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Courses from other CSM departments or transfer credits
EGES559
Mechanics of Particulate Media
3 cr
from other universities must be approved by the graduate
EGES564
Physical Gas Dynamics
3 cr
thesis committee and Division Director.
EGES566
Combustion
3 cr
Engineering Systems (Mechanical Specialty)
EGES567
Radiation Heat Transfer
3 cr
EGES503
Modern Engineering Design and Project
EGES572
Multiple Phase Flows and Transport
Management
3 cr
Phenomena with Droplets and Particles
3 cr
EGES514
Advanced Robot Control
4 cr
EGES573
Introduction to Computational Techniques
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
for Fluid Dynamics and Transport
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
Phenomena
3 cr
Systems
3 cr
EGES598
Atomistic Simulation
3 cr
EGES518
Robot Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics
EGES598
Composites
3 cr
and Control
3 cr
EGES598
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
3 cr
EGES521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGES598
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
3 cr
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
3 cr
EGES617
Intelligent Control
3 cr
EGES532
Fatigue and Fracture
3 cr
EGES619
Intelligent Structures
3 cr
EGES535
Introduction to Discrete Element Methods
3 cr
EGES642
Advanced Finite Element Analysis for
EGES540
Continuum Mechanics
3 cr
Engineers
3 cr
EGES542
Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGES659
Optical Measurements in Reacting and
EGES544
Solid Mechanics of Nonlinear Materials
3 cr
Nonreacting Flow Systems
4 cr
EGES545
Boundary Element Analysis
3 cr
EGES698
Microstructural Evolution
3 cr
EGES546
Advanced Engineering Dynamics
3 cr
Any graduate level course taught by a member of the CSM
EGES551
Mechanics of Incompressible Fluids
3 cr
Mechanical Engineering faculty is also a member of the list
EGES552
Viscous Flow and Boundary Layers
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
Engineering Systems
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),
chosen track plus 5 cr
and Other Courses
Choose 15 cr (thesis),
26 cr (non-thesis)
21 cr (non-thesis) from
(thesis), 17 cr of other
with Advisor
27 cr (non-thesis)
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
Engineering Systems
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 mechani-
(II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineer-
cal engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evalua-
ing of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators.
tion of the results of a FEA using classical methods (from
Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the envi-
statics and mechanics of materials) and engineering judg-
ronment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the envi-
ment is employed throughout the course. Prerequisite:
ronment to identify obstacles and guidance path features and
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development. In-
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
troduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control. Pre-
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elastic
requisite: MACS, EGGN381. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled cylin-
hours.
ders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320. EGGN413
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
EGGN 425 MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS This
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
course is intended to provide engineering students with an
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
introduction to musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo-
the semester, students should have a working knowledge of
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical
the special considerations necessary to apply engineering
equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multi-component
principles to the human body. The course will focus on the
systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion
biomechanics of injury since understanding injury will re-
processes, ionization, application to real industrial problems.
quire developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
Prerequisite: DCGN421 Statics, EGGN320 Mechanics of
mester hours.
Materials, EGGN420/BELS420 Introduction to Biomedical
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
Engineering (or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
mester hours.
approach is presented, and modeling of electromechanical
EGGN 430 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION The ac-
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
quisition, processing, and interpretation of biological signals
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and
present many unique challenges to the Biomedical Engineer.
lead-log compensators are presented. Case studies using
This course is intended to provide students with an introduc-
real-life problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite:
tion to, and appreciation for, many of these challenges. At the
EGGN388 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
edge of the special considerations necessary to gathering and
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the behavior
analyzing biological signal data. Prerequisite: EGGN250
of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure consider-
MEL I, DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Elec-
ations. Application of the basic theories of mechanics, kine-
tronics, and Power, EGGN420/BELS420 Introduction to
matics, and mechanics of materials to the design of basic
Biomedical Engineering (or permission of instructor).
machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling; journal
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing; brakes and
EGGN441 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
clutches, welded connections and other fastenings. Prerequi-
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
site: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320. 3 hours lecture;
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING This
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the stu-
requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
dent with the necessary background to use the computer as a
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
tool for engineering analysis and design. The Finite Element
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
Analysis (FEA) method and associated computational engi-
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
neering software have become significant tools in engineer-
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
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disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigenvalue
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
Topics covered include simple “structural” element, solid
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
a copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I) Steel
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
properties; design of tension and compression members;
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
beams; bolted and welded connections and plate girders;
ods programs. Prerequisite: MACS 260 or 261, MACS315,
both elastic and plastic methods will be applied to the design
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of a commercial building. Prerequisite: EGGN342. 2 hours
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
lecture; 3 hours design lab; 3 semester hours.
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
selection of and basis for design of foundation types. Pre-
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
requisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre-
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
requisite: EGGN342. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours design lab;
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
3 semester hours.
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Advanced
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilis-
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
tic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numerical
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite ele-
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
ments and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361, 3 hour
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in-
lectures, 3 semester hours.
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
ORATORY III Laboratory experiments integrating electrical
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re-
circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineer-
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
ing fundamentals using computer data acquisition and trans-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ducers. Students will design experiments to gather data for
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
solving engineering problems. Examples are recommending
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing and pre-
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
dicting failures in refrigerators, computer control of a hy-
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
draulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
structural failures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diag-
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
nosis and prediction of failures in a motor/generator system.
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isola-
Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350,
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407.
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of fun-
INTERFACING (II) Microprocessor and microcontroller
damentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control and
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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EGGN483 ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
ing pre-planned experimental tests, wherever feasible. Pre-
SYSTEMS (I) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
requisite: EGGN491 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation;
hours.
demodulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
special interest of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
Graduate Courses
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the per-
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
EGES501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASURE-
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
MENTS (I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measure-
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
ments within the context of engineering systems. Topics
figurations. Prerequisite: EGGN385 and EGGN389. 3 hours
that are covered include: errors and error analysis, modeling
lecture; 3 semester hours.
of measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and noise
reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite:
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
EGGN250, DCGN381 or equivalent, and MACS 323
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
or equivalent; graduate student status or consent of the in-
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
structor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective retrofit of engi-
neering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
EGES502. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELING AND SIM-
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
ULATION (I) Introduce modern simulation and modeling
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
techniques, as used to solve traditional and multidisciplinary
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
engineering problems. Static and dynamic phenomena are
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
described in space and space-time domains as well as in
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
transform space. Analytical as well as computational solution
requisite: MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods are developed and applied for linear and nonlinear
systems. Simulation and modeling approaches are applied to
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) The first of a two-
solve multidisciplinary engineering problems. Prerequisite:
semester course sequence giving the student experience in
This is an introductory graduate class. The student must have
the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended design
a solid understanding of linear algebra, calculus, ordinary
problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering analy-
differential equations, and Fourier theory. 3 hours lecture;
sis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
Several design projects are completed during the two-semester
EGES503. MODERN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
sequence. The design projects are chosen to develop student
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II) Contemporary technical
creativity, use of design methodology and application of prior
and behavioral issues in engineering design and project man-
course work paralleled by individual study and research. Pre-
agement. Implementation of project organization techniques
requisites: permission of the Capstone Design Course Com-
to plan thesis research projects or projects selected at the
mittee. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
beginning of the semester. Elements of quality control in
manufacturing and numerous marketing tools. Prerequisite:
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) This is the second of
EGGN491 and EGGN492, or equivalent senior design project
a two-semester course sequence to give the student experi-
experience, or equivalent industrial design experience, or
ence in the engineering design process. This course will con-
consent of the Engineering Division. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
sist of a single comprehensive design project covering the
mester hours.
entire semester. Design integrity and performance are to be
demonstrated by building a prototype or model and perform-
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EGES504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II)
sis, robotics, machine vision inspection systems, photogram-
This is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students
metry, multimedia, and human interfaces (such as face and
to present their research projects, critique others’ presenta-
gesture recognition). Design ability and hands-on projects
tions, understand the breadth of engineering projects across
will be emphasized, using image processing software and
the Division, hear from leaders of industry about the contem-
hardware systems. Prerequisite: Linear algebra, Fourier
porary engineering as well as socio-economical, marketing
transforms, knowledge of C programming language. 3 hours
and behavioral issues facing today’s competitive business
lecture; 3 semester hours.
environment. In order to improve communication skills, each
EGES514/MNGN. ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL The
student is required to present a seminar in this course before
focus is on mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are: navi-
his/her graduation from Engineering Systems graduate pro-
gation, mining applications, sensors, including vision, prob-
gram. Also students are required to write weekly critiques
lems of sensing variations in rock properties, problems of
about materials delivery techniques used in the previous
representing human knowledge in control systems, machine
week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite: Graduate
condition diagnostics, kinematics, and path planning real
standing. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
time obstacle avoidance. Prerequisite: EGGN407, or consent
EGES510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
PROCESSING (I) This course provides the student with the
Every two years.
theoretical background to allow them to apply state of the art
EGES515 ADVANCED LINEAR SYSTEMS (I) An intro-
image and multi-dimensional signal processing techniques. The
duction to linear system theory in both continuous and dis-
course teaches students to solve practical problems involving
crete time that emphasized use of state space realizations.
the processing of multidimensional data such as imagery, video
The course introduces linear spaces and linear operators.
sequences, and volumetric data. The types of problems students
Bases, subspaces, eigen-values and eigenvectors, and matrix
are expected to solve are automated mensuration from multi-
canonical forms are covered. The mathematical representa-
dimensional data, and the restoration, reconstruction, or com-
tion of dynamic systems using state equations is introduced,
pression of multidimensional data. The tools used in solving
and system-theoretic concepts such as sausality, controlla-
these problems include a variety of feature extraction methods,
bility, observability, minimal realizations, canonical decom-
filtering techniques, segmentation techniques, and transform
position, and stability are explored in depth. Pre-requisite:
methods. Students will use the techniques covered in this
Familiarity with linear system descriptions using transfer
course to solve practical problems in projects. Prerequisite:
functions, such as covered in EGGN407 or consent of in-
EGGN388 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structor, 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES511. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) This
EGES517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED CON-
course introduces the engineering aspects of digital signal
TROL SYSTEMS (II) A unified energy-based approach to
processing (DSP). It deals with the theoretical foundations of
modeling of dynamic systems is presented to handle transient
DSP combined with applications and implementation technol-
analysis of complex and integrated processes and systems.
ogies. While the bulk of the course addresses one-dimensional
Linear, nonlinear, and time varying systems are analyzed
signals and emphasizes digital filters, there are extensions to
using matrix notation and linear algebra. Concepts of con-
specialized and contemporary topics such as sigma-delta
trollability and observability are presented. Design tech-
conversion techniques. The course will be useful to all stu-
niques for optimal open loop and closed loop systems using
dents who are concerned with information bearing signals
Hamiltonian and Pontryagin principles are described. Analy-
and signal-processing in a wide variety of applications set-
sis and design of optimal feedback control systems and de-
tings, including sensing, instrumentation, control, communi-
sign of observers are presented. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or
cations, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and imaging.
consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: EGGN483 and EGGN407 or consent of instruc-
Spring semester of odd years.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES518. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS, DYNAM-
EGES512. COMPUTER VISION (II) Computer vision is
ICS, AND CONTROL (I) Mathematical representation of
the process of using computers to acquire images, transform
robot structures. Mechanical analysis including kinematics,
images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
dynamics, and design of robot manipulators. Representations
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and
for trajectories and path planning for robots. Fundamentals of
properties of a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world
robot control including, linear, nonlinear and force control
from its two-dimensional images. We start with an overview
methods. Introduction to off-line programming techniques
of image formation and low level image processing, includ-
and simulation. Prerequisite: EGGN407, EGGN400, or con-
ing feature extraction techniques. We then go into detail on
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall se-
the theory and techniques for estimating shape, location, mo-
mesters, ever year, or every other year, depending on interest.
tion, and recognizing objects. Applications and case studies
will be discussed from areas such as scientific image analy-
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EGES519, ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN FIL-
and measurement of volume changes in partially saturated
TERING (II) Estimation theory considers the extraction of
soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate stu-
useful information from raw sensor measurements in the
dents in various branches of engineering and geology that are
presence of signal uncertainty. Common applications include
concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and mechanics
navigation, localization and mapping, but applications can be
behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of instructor.
found in all fields where measurements are used. Mathematic
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
descriptions of random signals and the response of linear
EGES534. SOIL BEHAVIOR (II) The focus of this course is
systems are presented. The discrete-time Kalman Filter is
on interrelationships among the composition, fabric, and geo-
introduced, and conditions for optimality are described.
technical and hydrologic properties of soils that consist partly
Implementation issues, performance prediction, and filter
or wholly of clay. The course will be divided into two parts.
divergence are discussed. Adaptive estimation and nonlinear
The first part provides an introduction to the composition and
estimation are also covered. Contemporary applications will
fabric of natural soils, their surface and pore-fluid chemistry,
be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisite: EGGN407
and the physico-chemical factors that govern soil behavior.
and MACS323 or equivalent. Spring semester of odd years
The second part examines what is known about how these
EGES521. MECHATRONICS (II) Fundamental design of
fundamental characteristics and factors affect geotechnical
electromechanical systems with embedded microcomputers
properties, including the hydrologic properties that govern
and intelligence. Design of microprocessor based systems
the conduction of pore fluid and pore fluid constituents, and
and their interfaces. Fundamental design of machines with
the geomechanical properties that govern volume change,
active sensing and adaptive response. Microcontrollers and
shear deformation, and shear strength. The course is designed
integration of micro-sensors and micro-actuators in the de-
for graduate students in various branches of engineering and
sign of electromechanical systems. Introduction to algo-
geology that are concerned with the engineering and hydro-
rithms for information processing appropriate for embedded
logic behavior of earth systems, including geotechnical engi-
systems. Smart materials and their use as actuators. Students
neering, geological engineering, environmental engineering,
will do projects involving the design and implementation of
mining engineering, and petroleum engineering. Prerequi-
smart-systems. Prerequisite: DCGN 381 and EGGN482 rec-
sites: EGGN461 Soil Mechanics, or consent of instructor.
ommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semes-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
ters, every other year.
EGES535. INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
EGES523. DESIGN OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
METHODS (DEMS) (II) Review of particle/rigid body
(II) Discrete system representation in time and z-domain is
dynamics, numerical DEM solution of equations of motion
described. Difference equations describing dynamic systems
for a system of particles/rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear
are presented. Discrete equivalents of continuous systems are
contact and impact laws dynamics, applications of DEM in
introduced. Stability analysis for digital systems is described.
mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo-
Control design focuses on state space representation. Pole
mechanics. Prerequisites: EGGN320, EGGN315 and some
placement design and digital optimal control design are
scientific programming experience in C/C++ or Fortran, or
covered, including Kalman filtering. Limitations on control
the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
performance are discussed along with robust control design
hours Spring semester of even numbered years.
concepts. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or consent of instructor.
EGES540. CONTINUUM MECHANICS (I) Introduction to
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Spring, even numbered years
Cartesian tensor analysis; consideration of stress, strain, and
EGES532/MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I)
strain rates as tensor quantities including their transformation
Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materials,
laws; decomposition theorems for stress and strain; constitu-
S-N curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations,
tive theory of materials; use of conservation principles in con-
residual stress effects, effect of material properties on mecha-
tinuum mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN322 and MACS315
nisms of crack propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, odd
Fall semesters, odd numbered years
numbered years.
EGES541. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
EGES533. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS The
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
suction, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress principle,
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EGES542. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
EGES548. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength, failure criteria
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
and constitutive models for soil. The course will have an
Topics covered include simple “structural” elements, beams
emphasis on numerical solution techniques to geotechnical
on elastic foundations, solid elasticity, steady state analysis
problems by finite elements and finite differences. Prerequi-
and transient analysis. Some of the applications will lie in the
sites: A first course in soil mechanics or consent of instructor.
general area of geomechanics, reflecting the research inter-
3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours
ests of the instructor. Students get a copy of all the source
EGES550. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite: Consent
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solu-
of the instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
tion of commonly encountered problems of engineering
EGES543. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (II)
analysis. Structural/solid analysis of elastic materials (linear
Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordinate
simultaneous equations); vibrations (roots of nonlinear equa-
transformations; general theories of stress and strain; princi-
tions, initial value problems); natural frequency and beam
pal stresses and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke’s Law
buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of experimental
introduction to the mathematical theory of elasticity and to
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 MATE-
course textbook which is coauthored by the instructor. Pre-
RIALS (II) Introduction to the internal state variable model-
requisite: MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ing of inelastic deformation. Topics covered include: review
3 semester hours.
of continuum thermomechanics; physics of plastic deforma-
EGES551. MECHANICS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS
tion in crystalline solids and in geo-materials; viscoplasticity;
(I) Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Mechanics of two-
rate-independent plasticity; yield criteria; isotropic and kine-
and three-dimensional viscous incompressible flows, flows
matic hardening rules; numerical solution of sets of internal
of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous fluids, and engineer-
state variable equations; numerical coupling of internal state
ing applications. Multi-phase flows. Steady and unsteady
variable equations with finite element models of elastic
Bernoulli equation. Similarity of flows. Potential flows and
deformation. Prerequisite EGGN320 and EGES543 or con-
basic source-sink flows inside and around body. Random
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring
ocean waves. Inertia and damping forces on submerged bodies.
semester, even numbered years.
Vortex shedding. Engineering applications and computer
EGES545. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS (II) Devel-
simulations. Prerequisites; EGGN351 and MACS 315 or
opment of the fundamental theory of the boundary element
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer, diffu-
EGES552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
sion, and wave propagation. Derivation of indirect and direct
(I) This course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of
boundary integral equations. Introduction to other Green’s
fluid mechanics, including fluid kinematics, stress-strain
function based methods of analysis. Computational experi-
relationships, and derivation of the fluid-mechanical conser-
ments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite: EGES502,
vation equations. These include the mass-continuity and
EGES540 or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Navier-Stokes equations as well as the multi-component
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.
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EGES554. OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (II) Fluid mechanics
of droplets. Particle/fluid, particle/wall, particle/particle in-
applied to flow in natural and manmade channels. The princi-
teractions. Prerequisite: EGGN552 or consent of instructor.
ples of momentum and energy, flow resistance in uniform
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every
and non-uniform channels. Backwater and drawdown curves,
other year.
channel controls and transitions. Gradually, rapidly and spa-
EGES573. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
tially varied flow regimes. Unsteady flow and flood routing
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANS-
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN351, or consent of instructor.
PORT PHENOMENA (II) Introduction to Computational
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, odd years.
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate students with no prior
EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA (I)
knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques for the numerical
This course allows students to establish fundamental knowl-
analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on experience in
edge of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior that is
the development of numerical algorithms and codes for the
beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling processes in
numerical modeling and simulation of flows and transport
the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geophysics, physics,
phenomena of practical and fundamental interest. Capabili-
and mining engineering. Issues of interest are the definition
ties and limitations of CFD. Prerequisite: EGGN473 or con-
of particle size and size distribution, particle shape, nature of
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
packing, quasi-static behavior under different external load-
EGES581 MODERN ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRIC
ing, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical modeling of par-
DRIVES (I) An introduction to electric drive systems for ad-
ticulate flows, molecular dynamic simulations, and a brief
vanced applications. The course introduces the treatment of
introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows. Prerequisite:
vector control of induction and synchronous motor drives
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall
using the concepts of general flux orientation and the feed-
semesters, every other year
forward (indirect) and feedback (direct) voltage and current
EGES564. PHYSICAL GASDYNAMICS (I) Selected
vector control. AC models in space vector complex algebra
topics in gas-phase thermodynamics for high speed and/or
are also developed. Other types of drives are also covered,
reacting flows: kinetic theory; transport properties; chemical
such as reluctance, stepper-motor and switched-reluctance
equilibrium; vibrational, rotational and chemical rate processes;
drives. Digital computer simulations are used to evaluate
statistical mechanics; and the equations of radiative transfer
such implementations. Pre-requisite: Familiarity with power
from a microscopic viewpoint. Prerequisite: EGGN351,
electronics and power systems, such as covered in EGGN484
EGGN371, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
EGES582, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND DISTRIBUTED
EGES566. COMBUSTION (II) An introduction to combus-
GENERATION (II) A comprehensive electrical engineering
tion. Course subjects include: the development of the Chap-
approach on the integration of alternative sources of energy.
man-Jouget solutions for deflagration and detonation, a brief
One of the main objectives of this course is to focus on the
review of the fundamentals of kinetics and thermochemistry,
inter-disciplinary aspects of integration of the alternative
development of solutions for diffusion flames and premixed
sources of energy which will include most common and also
flames, discussion of flame structure, pollutant formation, and
promising types of alternative primary energy: hydropower,
combustion in practical systems. Prerequisite: EGGN473, or
wind power, photovoltaic, fuel cells and energy storage with
ChEN430, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
the integration to the electric grid. Pre-requisite: It is assumed
ter hours.
that students will have some basic and broad knowledge of
EGES567. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I) Review of
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, power
radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s distribu-
electronics, direct energy conversion, and fundamentals of
tion, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, view fac-
electric power systems such as covered in basic engineering
tors. Radiation exchange within enclosures with black and
courses plus EGGN484 and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3 se-
diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing, emitting and
mester hours.
scattering (semi-transparent, participating) media. An engi-
EGES583, ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE DY-
neering treatment of gas radiation in enclosures. Prerequisite:
NAMICS (I) This course deals primarily with the two rotat-
EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
ing AC machines currently utilized in the electric power
lecture; 3 semester hours.
industry, namely induction and synchronous machines. The
EGES572. MULTIPHASE FLOWS AND TRANSPORT
course is divided in two halves: the first half is dedicated to
PHENOMENA WITH DROPLETS AND PARTICLES (II)
induction and synchronous machines are taught in the second
Derivation of the basic heat, mass, and momentum transfer
half. The details include the development of the theory of
equations for the analysis of multiphase flows with droplets
operation, equivalent circuit models for both steady-state and
and particles. Flow patterns in two-phase pipe flows. Analy-
transient operations, all aspects of performance evaluation,
sis of spray and particulate systems. Formation and breakup
IEEE methods of testing, and guidelines for industry applica-
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tions including design and procurement. Prerequisites:
tion of Engineering Systems. Prerequisite: MACS 324 (Prob-
EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor.
ability and Statistics for Engineers II). 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
EGES584, POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGI-
EGES598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
NEERING (II) This course deals with the theory and appli-
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
cations of problems and solutions as related to electric power
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
distribution systems engineering from both ends: end-users
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
like large industrial plants and electric utility companies. The
instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
primary focus of this course in on the medium voltage (4.16
EGES599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
kV – 69 kV) power systems. Some references will be made
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
to the LV power system. The course includes: per-unit meth-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ods of calculations; voltage drop and voltage regulation;
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
power factor improvement and shunt compensation; short-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
circuit calculations; theory and fundamentals of symmetrical
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
components; unsymmetrical faults; overhead distribution
lines and power cables; basics and fundamentals of distribu-
EGES604. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (II)
tion protection. Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or
This is a seminar and discussion forum for graduate students
consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
to present their research projects, critique others’ presenta-
tions, understand the breadth of engineering projects across
EGES585. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
the 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
student is required to present a seminar in this course before
circuit. 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
EGES586, HIGH VOLTAGE AC AND DC POWER
about materials delivery techniques used in the previous
TRANSMISSION (II) This course deals with the theory,
week’s seminar by the presenter. Prerequisite: Graduate
modeling and applications of HV and EHV power transmis-
standing. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
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 con-
500 kV. HVDC and underground transmission will also be
trol 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 de-
drop and regulation, losses and efficiency) of short, medium
scribed. Qualitative control system analysis using fuzzy logic
and long lines; reactive power compensation; FACTS de-
is presented. Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based control,
vices; insulation coordination; corona; insulators; sag-tension
and integrated human-machine intelligent control systems are
calculations; EMTP, traveling wave and transients; funda-
covered. Real-life problems from different engineering sys-
mentals of transmission line design; HV and EHV power ca-
tems are analyzed. Prerequisite: EGES517, or consent of in-
bles: solid dielectric, oil-filled and gas-filled; Fundamentals
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester
of DC transmission systems including converter and filter.
of even years.
Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of in-
structor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
EGES618. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE
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 model-
for control design, either because it is too complex, or be-
ing, reliability analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based
cause of unknown parameters. System identification is an
design, predictive maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective
important tool, which with proper use can help a control de-
retrofit of engineering systems such as structural, sensory,
signer develop empirical models from experimental input/
electric, pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facili-
output data. These models are suitable for control system
ties. Topics include Introduction of Reliability of Engineer-
design. Adaptive control systems can make use of on-line
ing Systems, Network Modeling and Evaluation of Complex
system identification to continually update the process model
Engineering Systems, Stochastic Engineering System Simu-
and/or control parameters. The course will begin with cover-
lation, Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events, Reliability
age of unconstrained optimization and maximum likelihood
and Risk Evaluation of Engineering Systems, and Optimiza-
(ML) estimation. Discrete time dynamic system models are
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introduced, including transfer function and state space models,
emitting and scattering (semi-transparent, participating)
random sequences, and ARMAX and Box-Jenkins model
media. An engineering treatment of gas radiation in enclo-
structures. State estimation and Kalman filtering is developed.
sures. Prerequisite: EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of
System identification is then an application of ML estimation
instructor. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
to various model structures. The final portion of the course
EGES658. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE
covers adaptive control as an application of on-line system
THERMOSCIENCES (II) A detailed review of spectroscopy
identification. Prerequisite: EGGN517 or EGGN523 or con-
for engineers who use it diagnostics for flowfield research.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring,
Introduction to quantum mechanics including the one-electron
odd numbered years.
atom problem, Zeeman effect and electron spin. Spectroscopy
EGES619. APPLIED INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND
of multi-electron atoms, with a discussion of perturbation
FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS (II) Application of intelligent
solutions to the Schrödinger equation. Development of a
control to system diagnostics and failure prediction. Funda-
transition moment, and its relation to the Einstein A coeffi-
mentals of machinery condition monitoring and health as-
cient. Molecular spectroscopy is introduced via the harmonic
sessment. Survey of techniques used for signal analysis and
oscillator and rigid rotator problems. Simple infrared spec-
interpretation of machine condition. Experiments involving
troscopy, with the anharmonic oscillators and non-rigid rota-
servo hydraulic, electromechanical drives, refrigeration, and
tors. Electronic transitions & the full diatomic molecular
power electronics, and the detection of faults in these sys-
description. Topics such as the rate equations, the density
tems. Presentation of current techniques for pattern recogni-
matrix equations, or the spectroscopy of polyatomic species.
tion, signature analysis, sensor fusion, and intelligent control,
Prerequisite: EGES564, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
including FFT, wavelets, and time-frequency analysis. Fail-
ture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every other year
ure modes, effects and criticality analysis. Case studies and
(opposite EGES659 Optical Measurements in Reacting and
review of active research in failure prevention and predictive
Nonreacting Flow Systems)
maintenance. Use of expert systems, fuzzy logic, and neural
EGES659. OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS IN REACTING
networks for intelligent machine decision making. Prerequisite:
AND NONREACTING FLOW SYSTEMS (II) An intro-
EGGN411, EGGN478, or consent of instructor. EGES617
duction to passive and active optical diagnostic techniques
recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring se-
for species concentrations, gas temperature and flowfield
mesters, every other year.
velocity. Radiation methods for particulate and molecular
EGES642. ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
species. Particulate methods for velocity (e.g. Particle Image
FOR ENGINEERS (I) Solution of nonlinear equations, Tran-
Velocimetry). Line-of-sight measurements for both particulate
sient finite element analysis, Finite elements for nonlinear
and molecules (e.g. Rayleigh and Mie scattering, absorption).
material behavior, Finite elements for large deformations and
Spatially resolved measurements including nonresonant scat-
contact problems Applications of finite elements in mechanical
tering (e.g. Raman), linear resonant methods (Laser Induced
engineering, materials processing and geomechanics. Pre-
Fluorescence) and nonlinear methods (e.g. Degenerate Four-
requisites: EGGN320, EGGN315, EGES542 and some scien-
Wave Mixing). Prerequisite: EGES501, EGES564, PH optics
tific programming experience in C/C++ or Fortran, or the
course (no number at present), or consent of instructor. 3 hours
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 1hour lab; 4 semester hours. Spring semesters, every
Fall Semester of even numbered years.
other year (opposite Molecular Spectroscopy).
EGES649. HYDRODYNAMICS (II) Basic principles of
EGES683, COMPUTER METHODS IN ELECTRIC
hydrodynamics treat fundamentals, basic equations, and gen-
POWER SYSTEMS (I OR II) This course deals with the
eral theorems. Potential solutions include hydrodynamic sin-
computer methods and numerical solution techniques applied
gularities (sources, sinks, etc) and nonhomogeneous fluids
to large scale power systems. Primary focus includes load
flows. Nonhomogeneous fluids flows related to the resources
flow, short circuit, voltage stability and transient stability
recovery technologies. Waves of finite amplitude in stratified
studies and contingency analysis. The details include the
fluid. Surface waves and random waves. Motion by capilarity.
modeling of various devices like transformer, transmission
Solution methods and engineering applications with computer-
lines, FACTS devices, and synchronous machines. Numerical
aided solutions. Prerequisites : EGES551, MACS514 or con-
techniques include solving a large set of linear or non-linear
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
algebraic equations, and solving a large set of differential
Spring semester, every third year.
equations. A number of simple case studies (as per IEEE
EGES657/CHEN657. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I)
standard models) will be performed. Prerequisites: EGES583,
Review of radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s
584 and 586 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor; a
distribution, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law,
strong knowledge of digital simulation techniques. 3 lecture
view factors. Radiation exchange within enclosures and
hours; 3 semester hours.
black and diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing,
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EGES698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
Environmental Science and
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
Engineering
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
EGES699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Chair
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
DIANNE AHMANN, Assistant Professor
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor
EGES701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor
(I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the Master of
JOHN R. SPEAR. Assistant Professor
Science thesis under the supervision of the student’s advisory
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
committee. Required of candidates for the degree of Master
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
of Science. 6 semester hours upon completion of report.
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
EGES703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
MICHELLE L CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
OPHY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for the
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
Doctor of Philosophy thesis under the supervision of the stu-
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
dent’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for the
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
JILL BRANNOCK, Research Associate
GEORGE W. PRING, Adjunct Professor
EGES705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
FREDERICO CHEEVER, Adjunct Professor
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professsor
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
Degrees Offered:
dent’s faculty advisor.
Master of Science (Environmental Science and
EGES706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Engineering)
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
Engineering)
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
faculty advisor.
Program Description:
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
sion offers programs of study in environmental science and
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
engineering within the context of risk-based decision-making,
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
environmental law and policy leading to M.S. and Ph.D.
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or presen-
graduate degrees as well as supporting several undergraduate
tations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instruc-
degrees. Programs are designed to prepare students to inves-
tor. 2 semester hours.
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 or part time M.S. students the ESE
Executive Program is offered, consisting of an evening
curriculum leading to a Non-Thesis M.S. degree. ESE also
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offers a combined baccalaureate/masters degree program in
Program Requirements:
which CSM students obtain an undergraduate degree as well
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
as a Thesis or Non-Thesis M.S. in Environmental Science
of coursework (31 h), Independent Study (ESGN599A)
and Engineering. Up to six credit hours may be counted
(3 h), and seminar (2 h).
toward the requirements of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting of
Please see the Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
coursework (22 h), seminar (2 h), and research (12 h). Stu-
sections in the Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins for
dents must also write and orally defend a research thesis.
additional information. The availability of daytime, evening,
and summer courses allows all students a high degree of flexi-
Students in the ESE M.S. degree program who are not reg-
bility in planning their coursework to achieve their degrees in
istered full time must be enrolled in the part time ESE Exec-
a timely fashion.
utive Program.
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, stu-
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of area of empha-
dents are expected to complete a combination of coursework
sis coursework (at least 15 h), minor coursework (12 h),
and original research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor
seminar (2 h), and research (at least 24 h). Students must
and Doctoral committee, that culminates in a significant
also successfully complete written and oral comprehensive
scholarly contribution to a specialized field in environmental
examinations, write and defend a doctoral dissertation, and
science or engineering. The Ph.D. Program may build upon
are expected to submit the dissertation work for publication
one of the ESE M.S. Programs or a comparable M.S. Pro-
in scholarly journals.
gram at another university. Full-time enrollment is expected
Prerequisites:
and leads to the greatest success, although part-time enroll-
x baccalaureate degree: required, preferably in a science
ment may be allowed under special circumstances.
or engineering discipline
The ESE Division offers areas of emphasis for study such
x college calculus: two semesters required
as: Water Treatment, Reclamation & Reuse, Contaminant
x college physics: one semester required, one year highly
Hydrology & Water Resources, Applied Environmental
recommended
Microbiology & Biotechnology, Characterization & Risk
Analysis, and Environmental Remediation, that correspond
x college chemistry: one year required
to areas of significant career opportunities for graduates as
x college statistics: one semester required
well as expertise and active research by members of the ESE
x area of emphasis “recommended & required back-
faculty. Each area of emphasis is designed to give students a
ground” courses
rigorous, in-depth background in the subject matter relevant
to the area while allowing opportunity, through electives, for
Required Curriculum:
breadth and exploration of related areas. For more informa-
Curriculum areas of emphasis consist of recommended
tion on ESE curriculum please refer to the Division Website
background courses, core courses, and electives. Students
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/.
will work with their academic advisors and area coordinators
to establish plans of study that best fit their individual inter-
The ESE M.S. and Ph.D. Programs have been admitted to
ests and goals. Each student will develop and submit, a plan
the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP/WICHE), a
of study during the first semester of enrollment. Recom-
recognition that designates this curriculum as unique within
mended background courses may be taken for credit while a
the Western United States. An important benefit of this desig-
student is enrolled in one of the ESE programs, with the limi-
nation is that students from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
tation that only 9 credits from undergraduate-level courses
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
may be applied toward graduate credit requirements. Area of
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given
emphasis core courses are prescribed, and some elective
the tuition status of Colorado residents.
courses are recommended as highly suitable for particular
Combined Degree Program Option
areas. Other electives may be chosen freely from courses
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin
offered at CSM and other local universities. Please visit the
work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engi-
ESE website for a complete outline of curriculum tracks and
neering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The CSM
examples of elective courses offered by the Division and at
Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for students
CSM (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci/).
to use undergraduate coursework as part of their Graduate
Fields of Research:
Degree curriculum. For more information please contact the
Consistent with the Division’s areas of emphasis, research
ESE Office or visit http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/
is focused in five main areas: 1) development of innovative
ucombine.html.
processes for water and wastewater treatment, reclamation
and reuse; 2) applications of biological processes in environ-
mental remediation, water treatment, and renewable energy
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generation; 3) understanding fundamental chemical and ra-
sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
diochemical processes governing the fate and transport of
water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course
contaminants, and engineering these processes to achieve
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathematical
environmental goals; 4) geological, hydrological, and bio-
tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the envi-
logical characterization of pristine and anthropogenically
ronment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
disturbed natural systems, both for elucidating natural system
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
function and for informing remediation and restoration efforts;
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING The
and 5) mathematical representation and modeling of hydro-
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
logical and hydrogeological phenomena in soil and water
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
systems. Within these areas, established research programs
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
have developed investigating the treatment of emerging
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
organic chemicals in water and wastewater, membrane tech-
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
nologies for water treatment, onsite and decentralized waste-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
water systems, beneficial reuse of produced water, transport/
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
fate and treatment of pathogens in water and wastewater,
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
transport/fate and treatment of non-aqueous phase liquids
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(NAPLs), environmental adsorption chemistry, bioavailabil-
ity and toxicity of metals in the environment, biotreatment of
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING This
metal- and radionuclide-containing wastes, molecular analy-
course presents contemporary issues relating to the supply
sis of microbial communities, in situ remediation of soil and
of safe drinking water to the public. The theory and design
groundwater systems, and evaluation of the roles of riparian
of conventional potable water treatment unit processes and
zones and wetlands in regulating water quality. In support of
operations as well as water distribution systems will be
these research activities, ESE has modern facilities, including
covered. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
state-of-the-art laboratories for water/waste treatment, envi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ronmental radiochemistry, biotechnology, and toxicology.
ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGI-
Specialized facilities include the Integrated Environmental
NEERING This course provides an introduction and
Teaching Lab complex, Center for Experimental Study of
overview of the engineering aspects of solid and hazardous
Subsurface Environmental Processes, CSM/City of Golden
waste management. The focus is on control technologies
Water Treatment Pilot Plant, and the Mines Park Test Site.
for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
Description of Courses
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY Biological
ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354. 3 hours lecture;
and ecological principles are discussed and industrial exam-
3 semester hours.
ples of their use are given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
MENTAL REGULATIONS (WI) This course offers a criti-
plant operation, are investigated. Criteria and performance
cal examination of the experiments, calculations, and
standards are analyzed for facility siting, pollution control,
assumptions underpinning numerical and narrative standards
and mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems are
contained in federal and state environmental regulations.
analyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and wildlife manage-
Top-down investigations of the historical development of
ment are integrated as they apply to all the above. Three to
selected regulatory guidelines and permitting procedures will
four weekend field trips will be arranged during the semester.
be discussed, and students will design improved regulations.
Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
This course describes the engineering principles and prac-
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
tices associated with the characterization and remediation of
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ-
contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization and risk
ing water, air, sediment, and biota. Sources and characteris-
assessment will be highlighted with emphasis on remedial
tics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as
action screening processes, technology principles, and con-
broad categories, with some specific examples from various
ceptual design. Common isolation and containment and in
industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity,
situ and ex situ treatment technology will be covered. Com-
and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
puterized decision-support tools will be used and case studies
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environ-
will be presented. Prerequisites: ESGN354 or consent of the
mental models are developed and applied to contaminated
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ESGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
and citizen. It will prepare the student to deal with the com-
AND RECYCLING The objective of this course is to place
plex system of laws, regulations, court rulings, policies, and
the student into the role of a plant manager with process re-
programs governing the environment in the USA. Course
sponsibility for waste minimization, focusing on recycling.
coverage includes how our legal system works, sources of
Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
environmental law, the major USEPA enforcement programs,
those associated with heavy metals, as well as understanding
state/local matching programs, the National Environmental
of alternative raw materials and process technologies in com-
Policy Act (NEPA), air and water pollution (CAA, CWA),
bination with creativity and sensitivity to economic realities.
EPA risk assessment training, toxic/hazardous substances
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, TSCA, LUST, etc.), and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
a brief introduction to international environmental law. Pre-
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECY-
requisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CLING AND MARKETING This course supports the prem-
ESGN503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
ise that understanding of user process technologies facilitates
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
negotiation of mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
sales contracts. Case studies illustrate process technologies
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
that convert industrial waste to marketable products and tech-
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
niques to locate and evaluate consumers. Waste materials are
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
matched with operations using similar components as raw
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
materials. Commercial process technology is applied to meet
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
end-user specifications economically, and customer needs for
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
materials generated by recycling processes are identified.
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
This course extends ideas presented in ESGN462 and 562
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
but can be taken independently of those courses. Prerequi-
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
sites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor.
water, and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
Graduate Courses
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
ESGN500. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
This course provides an introduction to chemical equilibria
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in natural waters and engineered systems. Topics covered
ESGN504. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, acid/base
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering
chemistry, open and closed carbonate systems, precipitation
are discussed in this course, including physical, chemical,
reactions, coordination chemistry, adsorption and redox reac-
and biological treatment processes for water and wastewater.
tions. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Treatment objectives, process theory, and practice are con-
ESGN500L. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
sidered in detail. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
LABORATORY This course provides students with labora-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tory exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN500.
ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY This
Topics covered include thermodynamics, weak acids and
course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g., modes of
bases, buffers, metal-ion complexation and oxidation/reduc-
decay, methods of detection and biological effects) and the
tion reactions. This course must be taken concurrently with
use of naturally-occurring and artificial radionuclides as
ESGN500. Prerequisite: co-enrollment in ESGN500. 3 hours
tracers for environmental processes. Discussions of tracer
laboratory; 1 semester hour.
applications will range from oceanic trace element scaveng-
ESGN501. RISK ASSESSMENT This course evaluates
ing to contaminant transport through groundwater aquifers.
the basic principles, methods, uses, and limitations of risk
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
assessment in public and private sector decision making.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Emphasis is on how risk assessments are made and how they
ESGN513. LIMNOLOGY This course covers the natural
are used in policy formation, including discussion of how
chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes as well as some basic
risk assessments can be objectively and effectively com-
principles concerning contamination of such water bodies.
municated to decision makers and the public. Prerequisite:
Topics include heat budgets, water circulation and dispersal,
ESGN502 and one semester of statistics or consent of the
sedimentation processes, organic compounds and their trans-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
formations, radionuclide limnochronology, redox reactions,
ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This is a compre-
metals and other major ions, the carbon dioxide system, oxy-
hensive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy, and
gen, nutrients; planktonic, benthic and other communities,
Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer,
light in water and lake modeling. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours
scientist, planner, manager, consultant, government regulator,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ESGN520. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING
tems Analysis. Prerequisites: ESGN503 and knowledge of
This course will cover modeling of water flow and quality in
basic statistics and computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3
rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Topics will include introduction
semester hours.
to common analytical and numerical methods used in model-
ESGN530. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PILOT
ing surface water flow, water quality, modeling of kinetics,
PLANT LABORATORY This course provides an introduc-
discharge of waste water into surface systems, sedimentation,
tion to bench and pilot-scale experimental methods used in
growth kinetics, dispersion, and biological changes in lakes
environmental engineering. Unit operations associated with
and rivers. Prerequisites: ESGN440 or ESGN503 recom-
water and wastewater treatment for real-world treatment
mended, or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
problems are emphasized, including multi-media filtration,
mester hours.
oxidation processes, membrane treatment, and disinfection
ESGN522. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
processes. Investigations typically include: process assess-
This course will investigate physical, chemical, and biological
ment, design and completion of bench- and pilot-scale ex-
processes governing the transport and fate of contaminants in
periments, establishment of analytical methods for process
the saturated and unsaturated zones of the subsurface. Basic
control, data assessment, up-scaling and cost estimation, and
concepts in fluid flow, groundwater hydraulics, and transport
project report writing. Projects are conducted both at CSM
will be introduced and studied. The theory and development
and at the City of Golden Water Treatment Pilot Plant
of models to describe these phenomena, based on analytical
Laboratory. Prerequisites: ESGN500 and ESGN504 or con-
and simple numerical methods, will also be discussed. Appli-
sent of the instructor. 6 hours laboratory; 3 semester hours.
cations will include prediction of extents of contaminant mi-
ESGN541/BELS541. MICROBIAL PROCESSES,ANALY-
gration and assessment and design of remediation schemes.
SIS AND MODELING Microorganisms facilitate the trans-
Prerequisites: ESGN503 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
formation of many organic and inorganic constituents. Tools
lecture; 3 semester hours.
for the quantitative analysis of microbial processes in natural
ESGN525. CHEMISTRY OF THE SOIL/WATER INTER-
and engineered systems are presented. Stoichiometries, ener-
FACE The fate of many elements in the soil/water environ-
getics, mass balances and kinetic descriptions of relevant
ment is regulated by sorption reactions. The content of this
microbial processes allow the development of models for
course focuses on the physical chemistry of reactions occur-
specific microbial systems. Simple analytical models and
ring at the soil-particle/water interface. The emphasis is on the
complex models that require computational solutions will be
use of surface complexation models to interpret solute sorption
presented. Systems analyzed include suspended growth and
at the particle/water interface. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or
attached growth reactors for municipal and industrial waste-
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
water treatment as well as in-situ bioremediation systems.
ESGN527. WATERSHED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS Basic
Prerequisites: ESGN500, ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
principles of watershed systems analysis required for water
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
resources evaluation, watershed-scale water quality issues,
ESGN542/CHGC562/BELS562. MICROBIOLOGY AND
and watershed-scale pollutant transport problems. The dy-
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
namics of watershed-scale processes and the human impact
damentals of microbiology, including the following: structure
on natural systems, and for developing remediation strategies
and function of prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, and
are studied, including terrain analysis and surface and sub-
viruses; phylogenetic classification of microorganisms;
surface characterization procedures and analysis. Prerequi-
microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth, and
site: none. 3 hours laboratory per week; 3 semester hours.
diversity; and microbial interactions with plants, animals,
ESGN528. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVIRON-
and other microbes. Additional topics covered will include
MENTAL SYSTEMS This is an advanced graduate-level
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
course designed to provide students with hands-on experi-
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent
ence in developing, implementing, testing, and using mathe-
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matical models of environmental systems. The course will
ESGN543/CHGC563/BELS563. ENVIRONMENTAL
examine why models are needed and how they are devel-
MICROBIOLOGY This course provides an introduction to
oped, tested, and used as decision-making or policy-making
the microorganisms of major geochemical importance as
tools. Typical problems associated with environmental sys-
well as those of primary importance in water pollution and
tems, such as spatial and temporal scale effects, dimensional-
waste treatment. Microbial roles in sedimentation, microbial
ity, variability, uncertainty, and data insufficiency, will be
leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and
addressed. The development and application of mathematical
the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are
models will be illustrated using a theme topic such as Global
covered. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 1 hour lec-
Climate Change, In Situ Bioremediation, or Hydrologic Sys-
ture and 3 hours laboratory; 2 semester hours.
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ESGN544/BELS544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY This
larly product physical and chemical specifications. Under-
course provides an introduction to assessment of the effects
standing user process technologies facilitates negotiation of
of toxic substances on aquatic organisms, communities, and
mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound sales contracts.
ecosystems. Topics include general toxicological principles,
Prerequisites: ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354 or
water quality standards, sediment quality guidelines, quanti-
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tative structure-activity relationships, single species and
ESGN571. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGE-
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
MENT This course investigates environmental project man-
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experi-
agement and decision making from government, industry,
ence with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction.
and contractor perspectives. Emphasis is on (1) economics of
Prerequisite: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour laboratory;
project evaluation; (2) cost estimation methods; (3) project
3 semester hours.
planning and performance monitoring; (4) and creation of
ESGN545/BELS545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
project teams and organizational/communications structures.
This course provides an introduction to general concepts of
Extensive use of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of the in-
ecology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The introductory
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
material will provide a foundation for understanding why, and
ESGN575. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
to what extent, a variety of products and by-products of ad-
This course covers remediation technologies for hazardous
vanced industrialized societies are toxic. Classes of substances
waste contaminated sites, including site characteristics and
to be examined include metals, coal, petroleum products, or-
conceptual model development, remedial action screening
ganic compounds, pesticides, radioactive materials, and others.
processes, and technology principles and conceptual design.
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Institutional control, source isolation and containment, sub-
ESGN552. RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS
surface manipulation, and in situ and ex situ treatment
Basic principles and practices in reclaiming disturbed lands
processes will be covered, including unit operations, coupled
are considered in this course, which includes an overview of
processes, and complete systems. Case studies will be used
present legal requirements for reclamation and basic elements
and computerized tools for process selection and design will
of the reclamation planning process. Reclamation methods,
be employed. Prerequisite: ESGN500 and ESGN503, or con-
including recontouring, erosion control, soil preparation, plant
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
establishment, seed mixtures, nursery stock, and wildlife
ESGN575L. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION:
habitat rehabilitation, will be examined. Practitioners in the
TREATABILITY TESTING This laboratory module is de-
field will discuss their experiences. Prerequisite: consent of
signed to provide hands-on experience with treatability test-
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing to aid selection and design of remediation technologies
ESGN555/CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC
for a contaminated site. The course will be comprised of lab-
CHEMISTRY This course comprises a study of the chemi-
oratory exercises in Coolbaugh Hall and possibly some field
cal and physical interactions that determine the fate, trans-
site work near CSM. Pre-requisite: ESGN575 or consent of
port, and interactions of organic chemicals in aquatic
instructor. 2 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of
ESGN586/BELS586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED
anthropogenic organic contaminants. Prerequisites: organic
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS This course explores appli-
chemistry and CHGN503, advanced physical chemistry, or
cations of microbial physiological processes in wastewater
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
treatment and bioremediation. Topics include biofilm forma-
ESGN562/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
tion in engineered systems, fermentation and respiration,
AND RECYCLING This course will examine, using case
environmental induction of microbial activities, biological
studies, ways in which industry applies engineering principles
denitrification, enhanced biological phosphorus removal,
to minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling
activated sludge microbiology, biodegradation of organic
challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
contaminants, sulfate reduction in remediation of acid mine
environmental problems, especially those associated with
drainage, and redox biotransformations of metallic contami-
metals, will be discussed. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nants. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent or enrollment in
ESGN563/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECYCLING
an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
AND MARKETING This offering will illustrate process
ESGN591. ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
technologies converting industrial waste to marketable
Techniques for assessing the impact of mining and other
byproducts, with particular emphasis on locating and evaluat-
activities on various components of the ecosystem. Training
ing suitable consumers. Components of a waste are matched
in the procedures of preparing Environmental Impact State-
with operations using similar components as raw materials.
ments. Course will include a review of pertinent laws and
This course focuses on identifying customer needs for by
acts (i.e. Endangered Species Act, Coordination Act, Clean
product materials generated by recycling processes, particu-
Air Act, etc.) that deal with environmental impacts. Prerequi-
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site: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, some field
issues relating to theory, design, and operation of advanced
trips; 3 semester hours.
water and wastewater treatment unit processes and water
ESGN593. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND REG-
reuse systems. Topics include granular activated carbon
ULATORY COMPLIANCE The purpose of this course is to
(GAC), advanced oxidation processes (O /H O ), UV disin-
3
2
2
acquaint students with the permit writing process, developing
fection, pressure-driven and current-driven membranes (MF,
information requirements for permit applications, working
UF, NF, RO, and electrodialysis), and natural systems such as
with ambiguous regulations, negotiating with permit writers,
riverbank filtration (RBF) and soil-aquifer treatment (SAT).
and dealing with public comment. In addition, students will
The course includes hands-on experience using bench- and
develop an understanding of the process of developing an
pilot-scale unit operations. Prerequisite: ESGN504 or con-
economic and legally defensible regulatory compliance pro-
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gram. Prerequisite: ESGN502 or consent of the instructor.
ESGN622. MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Principles of multiphase and multicomponent flow and trans-
ESGN596/BELS596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
port are applied to contaminant transport in the unsaturated
BIOTECHNOLOGY This course investigates applications
and saturated zones. Focus is on immiscible phase, dissolved
of recombinant DNA technology to the development of
phase, and vapor phase transport of low solubility organic
enzymes and organisms used for environmentally friendly
contaminants in soils and aquifer materials. Topics discussed
industrial purposes. Topics include genetic engineering
include: capillarity, interphase mass transfer, modeling, and
technology, biocatalysis of industrial processes by extremo-
remediation technologies. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or equiv-
zymes, dye synthesis, biodegradation of aromatic compounds
alent, ESGN503 or ESGN522 or equivalent, or consent of
and chlorinated solvents, biosynthesis of polymers and sus-
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tainable fuels, and agricultural biotechnology. Prerequisite:
ESGN698. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRON-
introductory microbiology or consent of the instructor.
MENTAL SCIENCE Topics chosen from special interests of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
ESGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
SCIENCE Topics are chosen from special interests of
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
instructor and students; see website for current offerings.
ESGN699. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY Indi-
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
vidual doctoral level research or special project supervised
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
ESGN598S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGI-
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
NEERING SEMINAR Research presentations covering
class and semester hours.
current research in a variety of environmental topics. 1.5
ESGN701. GRADUATE THESIS: MASTER OF SCIENCE
hours seminar, 1 semester hour.
Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision of
ESGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual master’s level
the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required to qual-
research or special project supervised by a faculty member. Pre-
ify for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 3 full semesters of en-
requisite: Independent Study form must be completed and sub-
rollment and Admission to Candidacy for the M.S. Thesis
mitted to the Registrar. Variable class and semester hours.
degree. Variable class and semester hours.
ESGN602. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
ESGN703. GRADUATE THESIS: DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
The course covers an introductory survey of International En-
OPHY Preparation of the doctoral thesis under the supervi-
vironmental Law, including multi-nation treaties, regulations,
sion of the graduate student’s advisory committee. Required
policies, practices, and politics governing the global environ-
to qualify for reduced tuition. Prerequisites: 6 full semesters
ment. It surveys the key issues of sustainable development,
of enrollment and Admission to Candidacy for the Ph.D.
natural resources projects, transboundary pollution, interna-
degree. Variable class and semester hours.
tional trade, hazardous waste, climate change, and protection
ESGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF
of ecosystems, wildlife, and human life. New international
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of
laws are changing the rules for engineers, project managers,
the Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must be
scientists, teachers, businesspersons, and others both in the
carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s fac-
US and abroad, and this course is especially designed to keep
ulty advisor. Variable class and semester hours.
professionals fully, globally informed and add to their creden-
ESGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF PHI-
tials for international work. Prerequisites: ESGN502 or con-
LOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion of
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be carried
ESGN603. ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT ENGI-
out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advi-
NEERING AND WATER REUSE This course presents
sor. Variable class and semester hours.
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Geochemistry
a written examination, administered in a format to be deter-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
mined by the Doctoral Committee. Two negative votes in the
Economic Geology
Doctoral Committee constitute failure of the examination.
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor Geology and Geological
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re-
Engineering
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Geology and Geological
Only one re-examination may be given.
Engineering
Prerequisites:
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor Geology and Geological
Each entering student will have an entrance interview
Engineering
with members of the Geochemistry faculty. Each department
L.GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor of Geology and
recognizes that entering students may not be proficient in
Geological Engineering
both areas. A placement examination in geology and/or
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor Geology and Geological
Engineering
chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the inter-
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology and
viewing faculty. If a placement examination is given, the re-
Geological Engineering
sults may be used to establish deficiency requirements.
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor Chemistry and
Credit toward a graduate degree will not be granted for
Geochemistry
courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor Chemistry and
Geochemistry
Thesis Degrees (M.S. & Ph.D.) Required
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor Chemistry and
Curriculum:
Geochemistry
A thesis is required for the M.S. degree and a dissertation
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor Chemistry and
for the Ph.D. The Geochemistry program comprises a core
Geochemistry
group of courses, required of all students unless individually
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus Chemistry and
exempted by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previ-
Geochemistry
ous background. The core courses are
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus Chemistry and
Geochemistry
CHGC503 - Introduction to Geochemistry,
CHGC504 - Methods in Geochemistry, and a one hour
Degrees Offered:
laboratory course selected from several available.
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
In addition, MS degree students must take two courses
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
selected from the following list
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction to Aqueous Geo-
Program Description:
chemistry,
The Geochemistry Program is an interdisciplinary gradu-
CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
ate program administered by the departments of Geology and
CHGN503 - Advanced Physical Chemistry,
Geological Engineering and Chemistry and Geochemistry.
GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry.
The geochemistry faculty from each department are responsi-
Ph.D. degree students must take the three core courses
ble for the operations of the program. Students reside in ei-
CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, the one hour laboratory
ther the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,
course, and two courses selected from the previous list.
or the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves the
Program Requirements:
number of course and research credits required for graduation,
The program of study is selected by the student in consul-
as well as the specific courses beyond the above requirements.
tation with his or her advisor and thesis committee. Students
The Ph.D. in Geochemistry requires a minimum of 72 credit
entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take more course-
hours, of which at least 24 hours must be research credit.
work in geology to strengthen their backgrounds in this disci-
Normally at least 48 hours of course credits are required, of
pline; the converse is true for students with a background in
which 24 hours of course credit may be transferred from a
geology. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Geochem-
previous graduate degree upon approval of the dissertation
istry Program, students are not required to take a minor.
committee. Research credits may not be transferred from a
Qualifying Examination for Ph.D. Degree
previous degree program.
A qualifying examination must be taken. It is expected that
Graduate students resident in the Department of Chemistry
this exam will be completed within three years of matricula-
and Geochemistry or the Department of Geology and Geo-
tion or after the bulk of course work is finished, whichever
logical Engineering shall adhere to the seminar rules and re-
occurs later. This examination will be administered by the
quirements of the department of residence.
student’s Doctoral committee and will consist of an oral and
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The Geochemistry Program at CSM has been admitted to
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
the Western Regional Graduate Program. This recognized the
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
CSM Geochemistry Program as unique in the region. Desig-
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
nation of the Geochemistry Program by WRGP allows resi-
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
dents of western states (excluding California) to enroll in the
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
program at Colorado resident tuition rates. Eligible states
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate pro-
Washington, and Wyoming.
gram, an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted
Professional Masters
from the list below)
Introduction
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an
following list.
opportunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
fifth year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors
(3 hrs, Spring)
degree; and [2] additional education for working profes-
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
sionals in the area of geochemistry as it applies to problems
(3 hrs, Spring)
relating to the environment.
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters degree
(3 hrs, Spring)
program administered by the Geochemistry Program, and
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
may be completed as a 4+1 program by individuals already
(2 hrs, Fall)
matriculated as undergraduate students at The Colorado
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
School of Mines, or by individuals already holding under-
(3 hrs, Fall)
graduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a graduate
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
program that does not have the traditional research require-
(3 hrs, Spring)
ment. The program consists primarily of coursework in
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi-
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of fossil fuels & ore
program does allow for independent study, professional
deposits (3hrs, Spring)
development, internship and coop experience.
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs, Fall)
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information
Application
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
(3 hrs, Fall)
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
GEGN582: Contaminant Hydrogeology
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other de-
(3 hrs, Spring) – proposed
partments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
& Geological Engineering may want to decide on the 4+1
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. External
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs, Spring)
people applying for the program must follow the same proce-
GEGN683: Advanced Ground- Water Modeling
dures that all prospective graduate students follow; however,
(3 hrs, Spring)
the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Requirements
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
(3 hrs, Spring)
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs, Fall and
depend on the background of the individual, but may be tai-
Spring)
lored to professional objectives.
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
selected to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
electives may be selected from the list above, and may also
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum, pro-
be independent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or
vided those courses fit into the overall professional objectives
GEOL599) taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other
of the individual, and compliment the course program below.
professional development experience. A course program will
Approval of those courses will be given by the Geochemistry
be designed in advanced through consultation between the
Committee of the Whole. No more than 9 credits of 400-level
student and an advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of
courses may constitute the 36 minimum credit requirement.
the Whole.
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Description of Courses
ronmental examples. Prerequisite: GEOL212, DCGN209, or
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I) A
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and princi-
lab; 3 semester hours.
ples of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS - MAG-
the related principles of thermodynamics. Topics covered
MATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space aspects
include: nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar system,
of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local geological
chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental distributions
evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to the formation
and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics,
of ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and stratigraphic
isotope systematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Pre-
frameworks, and to the development of favorable ore-
requisite: Introductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology,
forming environments. Emphasis will be placed on processes
or consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
responsible for ore genesis in magmatic systems, such as
GPGN/GEOL503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION (I)
layered complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and on the
Integration of scientific data in the analysis and modeling
submarine hydrothermal processes responsible for syndepo-
of subsurface reservoir systems. Prerequisite: GPGN315 or
sitional deposits in volcanic and sedimentary terrains, in-
GEOL501 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
cluding massive base and precious metal sulfide ores. Ore
lab; 3 semester hours.
deposits in certain sedimentary rocks, including copper,
paleoplacer gold-uranium, marine evaporite, barite, and
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Sampling
phosphate ores are considered in context of their generative
of natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sediments,
environments and processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
and waters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous materials,
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours
digestions, and partial chemical extractions. Principles of in-
lab; 3 semester hours.
strumental analysis including atomic spectroscopy, mass sep-
arations, and chromatography. Quality assurance and quality
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS - EPI-
control. Interpretation and assessment of geochemical data
GENETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-space
using statistical methods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local geo-
in geochemistry or environmental science and engineering.
logical evolution of the Earth. Processes leading to the gener-
2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
ation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing solutions
within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to the devel-
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
opment of favorable ore-forming environments. Emphasis
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical, and interpre-
will be placed on processes responsible for ore genesis in
tive methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic
magmatic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry copper-
properties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and
molybdenum-gold deposits, epithermal precious metal
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-min-
deposits, metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic and
eral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
sedimentary rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria be-
epigenetic sedimentary-rock hosted and unconformity-
tween clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
related uranium deposits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and
2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Pre-
requisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (I) Mineral in-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dustry overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II)
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop-
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various
ment. Team development and presentation of an exploration
types of igneous rock suites. Application of major element,
proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515, GEOL516, or equivalent.
trace element, and isotope geochemistry to problems of their
2 hours lecture/seminar; 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
origin and modification. Prerequisite: Undergraduate miner-
Offered alternate years: Fall 1996.
alogy and petrology or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of or-
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
ganic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crystal-
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
lography, and physical properties. Systematic treatments of
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
structural representation, defects, mineral stability and phase
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these de-
transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms, and
posits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert the
advanced methods of mineral identification and characteriza-
organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal
tion. Applications of principles using petrological and envi-
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and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants,
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Spring 1999.
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO-
Offered alternate years.
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composi-
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
tion, animal and human health in relation to the natural envi-
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
ronment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting water
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pol-
quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel processing.
lution, and the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater
Sampling design in large scale environmental studies. Pre-
habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
requisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alter-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
nate years. Fall 1998.
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO-
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understand-
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
ing of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and char-
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
acteristics of biological material, origin of life, role of micro-
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan-
organisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal.
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 and GEGN306 or
ter hours.
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II) Dis-
lab; 1 semester hour.
persion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and geo-
interpretation of data from soils, stream sediments, vegeta-
logical engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
tion, and rock in connection with field problems. Term report
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity,
required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geo-
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
graphic information systems (GIS). Practical experience with
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
geological applications via supplied software and data sets from
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics course
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
(MACS323 or MACS530 or equivalent); and previous or con-
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
current enrollment in MACS532 or permission of instructor.
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
modeling, data quality and error propogation, methods of
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use Macin-
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
tosh and DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
projects, as well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants. Pre-
laboratories, and field studies will be required. 2 hours lec-
requisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
of instructor. Offered on demand. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemi-
hours.
cal, physical, biological and geological processes and their
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation (including
ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic funda-
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/
mentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
accumulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic
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conditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and pre-
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedi-
dictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain
mentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
areas. In addition to lecture attendance, course work involves
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
review of topical papers and solution of typical problems.
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
Prerequisite: GEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable
or GEGN307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
isotope distributions with an emphasis on the application of
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
these principles to important case studies in igneous petrol-
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
ogy and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb iso-
Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing physical
topes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and
and chemical controls in the development of mineral assem-
carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
blages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from repre-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
sentative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on the
Spring 1998.
interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and an
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite: GEGN307
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem-
(or equivalent) or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
years; Fall 1996.
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mechanisms
GEOL626. ISOTOPE GEOLOGY (II) The application of
of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of wall-
radioactive and stable isotope analysis to problems in igneous
rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution chemistry
and metamorphic petrology and ore genesis. Studies of
and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids. Prerequi-
polymetamorphic terrains with special reference to the
site: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
geochronology of the Front Range. The utilization of isotopic
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tracers to evaluate petrologenic models. The distribution of
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
heavy radiogenic and light stable isotopes as indicators of
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
source terrain and subsequent evolution of mineral deposits.
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor min-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
eral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria with
ter hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems.
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An em-
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
phasis will be placed on problem solving rather than basic
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or consent of
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petrographic
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-mineralized,
nate years; Fall 1995.
from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL221,
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
GEOL212, or GEGN307. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 1997.
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary disper-
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer-
sion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
laboratory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite:
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student. Pre-
GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
requisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
nate years; Spring 1999.
hours. Offered on demand.
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEM-
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
ISTRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral de-
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
posits. A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures,
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geo-
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
chemistry framework for exploration program design. Pre-
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requisite: GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis,
A course in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours lecture/
groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate
seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years;
generation, and enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course
Spring 1997.
ends with student presentations of a chemical modeling study
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
applied to a problem of their choosing. Prerequisite: GEGN585
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer lab; 3 se-
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical, and microbiological
mester hours.
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
topic may be continued through later semesters and addi-
exploration, contaminant mapping, and global climate change.
tional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
1 to 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo-
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO-
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour semi-
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
nar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEO-
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
CHEMISTRY (II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
same or a different topic may be continued through later se-
approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate
mesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent
sediments and rocks. Topics covered include major near-
of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
surface diagenetic environments, subaerial exposure, dolomi-
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
tization, burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria, and
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
the carbonate geochemistry of trace elements and stable iso-
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a
topes. Laboratory stresses thin section recognition of diage-
member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
netic textures and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and geochemical/
may be continued through later semesters and additional
isotopic approaches to diagenetic problems. Prerequisite:
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 se-
GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours
mester hours.
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
CHGC705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS SYS-
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
TEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practical
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and re-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
action path models to problems in diverse fields of theoreti-
dent’s faculty advisor.
cal and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves-
CHGC706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of
faculty advisor.
applications including problems in thermodynamic data
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Geology and Geological Engineering
logical Engineering. Geological Engineering degrees require
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
possession or acquisition of an undergraduate engineering
Economic Geology, and Department Head
degree or its equivalent.
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
Graduate students desiring to study ground water, engi-
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair
neering geology/geotechnics, mining engineering geology
in Petroleum Geology
and some environmental applications are generally expected
EILEEN POETER, Professor
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor
to pursue the Geological Engineering degree. Students desir-
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
ing to study petroleum or minerals exploration or develop-
DAVID A. BENSON, Associate Professor
ment sciences, geochemistry and/or geology generally pursue
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor
Geology or Geochemistry degrees. Students are initially ad-
JOHN B. CURTIS, Associate Professor
mitted to either geoscience or geological engineering degree
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
programs and must receive approval of the GE department
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
Graduate Advisory Committee to switch degree categories.
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
Program Requirements:
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
Geology Degrees:
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
The Master of Science (Geology) academic program will
PAUL SANTI, Associate Professor
require 36 semester hours of course and research credit hours
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
(a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work),
MICHAEL N. GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor
plus a thesis. Twelve of the 36 credit hours may be research
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
credits. To ensure breadth of background, the course of study
JEFFREY W. HEDENQUIST, Research Associate Professor
for the Master of Science (Geology) degree must include at
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
least one graduate course in each of the fields of stratigraphy/
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics, and petrology.
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
At the discretion of the student’s thesis advisory committee,
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
an appropriate course taken from a degree program other
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
than Geology may be substituted for one (and only one) of
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
the fields above. Candidates must also complete GEOL607,
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
Graduate Seminar, as part of their course programs. All
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
Master of Science (Geology) candidates must also complete
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
an appropriate thesis, based upon original research they have
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
completed. A thesis proposal and course of study must be ap-
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus and
proved by a candidate’s thesis committee before the candi-
Assistant Department Head
date begins substantial work on the thesis research.
Degrees Offered:
The requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) aca-
Professional Master’s Degree
demic programs will be established individually by a candi-
(Petroleum Reservoir Systems) (Non-Thesis)
date’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee, but must meet
Professional Master’s Degree (Mineral Exploration
the minimum requirements presented below. The Doctor of
and Mining Geosciences) (Non-Thesis)
Philosophy (Geology) academic program will require a mini-
Professional Master’s Degree (Geochemistry) (Non-Thesis)
mum of 72 hours of course and research credit hours (a max-
Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer) (Non-Thesis)
imum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus
Master of Science (Geology)
a qualifying examination and a thesis. All candidates must
Master of Science (Geological Engineering)
complete a minimum of 24 research credit hours and must
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
complete a minimum of 48 course credit hours, including 12
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
hours in a minor field. Up to 24 course credit hours (includ-
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
ing those for the minor field) may be awarded by the candi-
Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
date’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee for completion
Program Description:
of a Master of Science degree (at CSM or elsewhere). The
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) course program must satisfy
offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
the breadth requirements required of Master of Science
in Geology and Geochemistry; and Master of Engineering,
(Geology) candidates (including GEOL607) and must also
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Geo-
include GEOL511 (History of Geological Concepts).
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Prospective students should submit the results of the Grad-
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
uate Record Examination with their application for admission
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
to graduate study. In the event that it is not possible, because
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
of geographic and other restrictions, to take the Graduate
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
Record Examination prior to enrolling at Colorado School
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
of Mines, enrollment may be granted on a provisional basis
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
subject to satisfactory completion of the examination within
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
the first year of residence.
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate program,
Professional Masters – Geochemistry
an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted from
Introduction
the list below)
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an oppor-
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
tunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a fifth
following list.
year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors degree;
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
and [2] additional education for working professionals in the
(3 hrs., Spring)
area of geochemistry as it applies to problems relating to the
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
environment.
(3 hrs., Spring)
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters degree
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
program administered by the Geochemistry Program, and may
(3 hrs., Spring)
be completed as a 4+1 program by individuals already matric-
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
ulated as undergraduate students at The Colorado School of
(2 hrs., Fall)
Mines, or by individuals already holding undergraduate or
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
advanced degrees and are interested in a graduate program
(3 hrs., Fall)
that does not have the traditional research requirement. The
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
program consists primarily of coursework in Geochemistry
(3 hrs., Spring)
and allied fields, with an emphasis on environmental applica-
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs., Spring)
tions. No research is required though the program does allow
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs., Fall)
for independent study, professional development, internship
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of Fossil Fuels & Ore
and coop experience.
Deposits (3 hrs., Spring)
Application
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs., Fall)
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
Systems (3 hrs., Spring)
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other de-
(3 hrs., Fall)
partments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
& Geological Engineering may want to decide on the 4+1
Systems (3 hrs., Spring)
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. External
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs., Spring)
people applying for the program must follow the same proce-
GEGN683: Advanced Ground-Water Modeling
dures that all prospective graduate students follow; however,
(3 hrs., Spring)
the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs., Fall)
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
Requirements
(3 hrs., Spring)
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
(3 hrs., Fall and Spring)
depend on the background of the individual, but may be tai-
lored to professional objectives.
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be selected
to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free electives
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
may be selected from the list above, and may also be inde-
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
pendent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or GEOL599)
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum,
taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other professional
provided those courses fit into the overall professional objec-
development experience. A course program will be designed
tives of the individual, and compliment the course program
in advanced through consultation between the student and an
below. Approval of those courses will be given by the Geo-
advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of the Whole.
chemistry Committee of the Whole. No more than 9 credits
of 400-level courses may constitute the 36 minimum credit
requirement.
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Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
Geophysics:
Geosciences
GPGN507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs., Fall)
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly ad-
GPGN509 Physical and Chemical Properties and
ministered by Geology and Geological Engineering, Geo-
Processes in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs., Fall)
chemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to the
GPGN510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
program by application to any of the sponsoring departments
(3 hrs., Spring)
and acceptance through the normal procedures of that depart-
GPGN511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
ment. This appendix lists course requirements and options.
(4 hrs., Spring, even years)
Requirements
GPGN520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
(4 hrs., Fall, odd years)
be at the 400-level. All other credits toward the degree must
GPGN521 Advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic
be 500-level or above.
Exploration (4 hrs., Spring, even years)
GPGN540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs., Fall)
x A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart-
ments and consists of:
Other:
GEGN403: Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs., Spring)
Economics and Business:
GEOL515: Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs., Fall) or
(3 hrs., Spring)
GEOL516: Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs., Spring) or
(3 hrs., Spring)
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs., Spring, even years)
EBGN541 International Trade (3 hrs., Spring)
GEGX571: Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs., Fall)
EBGN575 Advanced Mining and Energy Valuation
GPGN530: Applied Geophysics (3 hrs., Spring)
(3 hrs., Fall)
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
EBGN580 Exploration Economics (3 hrs., Fall)
Methods (3 hrs., Spring) or
Environmental Science and Engineering:
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics (3 hrs., Fall) or
ESGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EBGN512 Macroeconomics (3 hours, Spring) or
(3 hrs., Fall)
MNGN585 Mining Economics (3 hrs., Spring, even years)
ESGN500 Environmental Water Chemistry (4 hrs., Fall)
x 15 additional credit hours must be selected from the fol-
ESGN502 Environmental Law (3 hrs., Fall)
lowing list. Selection of courses will be undertaken by the
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
student in consultation with their degree committee con-
MTGN429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs., Spring)
sisting of three faculty from the respective programs that
MTGN431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs., Spring)
have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
MTGN432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs., Spring)
Geochemistry:
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings with
GEGX633: Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
the approval of representatives from the administering depart-
(3 hrs. Spring)
ments or program.
GEGX635: Surficial Exploration Geochemistry
6 credit hours may be independent study in the student’s home
(3 hrs Spring)
department or additional course work from the list above.
Geology and Geological Engineering:
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems:
GEOL404: Ore Microscopy (3 hrs., Spring)
This is a non-thesis, interdisciplinary masters degree pro-
GEGN517: Field Methods in Economic Geology
gram jointly administered by the departments of Geology and
(3 hrs., Spring and Fall)
Geological Engineering, Geophysics, and Petroleum Engi-
GEOL505: Applied Structural Geology (3 hrs., Spring)
neering. This program consists only of coursework in petro-
GEOL509: Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry
leum geoscience and engineering. No research is required.
(3 hrs., Fall)
The degree is particularly suited for employees of service
GEGN518: Mineral Exploration (3 hrs., Spring)
companies and non-U.S. professionals from the international
GEGN528: Mining Geology (3 hrs., Spring)
petroleum sector. It is also attractive for individuals with a
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs., Fall)
B.S. degree who desire a graduate-level credential for em-
GEOL545: Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hrs., Spring)
ployment in the petroleum industry.
GEOL575: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
(3 hrs., Fall)
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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 prepare
admission to the program by application to any of the three
a formal program of courses and independent study topic for
sponsoring departments. Students are administered by that
approval by the Geological Engineering Graduate Program
department into which they first matriculate.
Committee. The program must be submitted to the commit-
Requirements:
tee on or before the end of the first week of classes of the
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
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
2 courses selected from the following:
summer including Mechanics of Materials, allows these
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petro-
classes to be taken along with the standard program. Some
leum Design
students may choose to take these prerequisites elsewhere
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
before arriving on the CSM campus.
and Development I
Engineering Geology/Geotechnics Specialty (Non-Thesis)
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
and Development II
(non-thesis) with specialization in Engineering Geology/
9 additional hours must consist of one course each from
Geotechnics must meet the prerequisite course requirements
the 3 participating departments.
listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree are:
The remaining 18 hours may consist of graduate courses
Fall Semester (15 hours)
from any of the 3 participating departments, or other courses
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
approved by the committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of in-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
dependent study, including an industry project.
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
Geological Engineering Degrees:
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3), or
The Masters of Engineering (Non-Thesis) Program in
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
Geological Engineering is comprised of 36 credit hours with
Electives* (1)
30 course credit hours and 6 credit hours of independent
study (GEGN599). Up to nine credit hours can be at the 400
Spring Semester (15 hours)
level and the remainder will be 500 or 600 level. The typical
GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
program plan includes 15 course credit hours in both the fall
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
and the spring terms followed by 6 independent study credit
Mitigation (3), or
hours during the summer term. The non-thesis degree in-
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
cludes three areas of specialization (engineering geology/ge-
Electives* (9)
otechnics, ground-water engineering, and mining geological
Summer (6 hours)
engineering).
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
All Masters of Engineering (Non-Thesis) program will in-
Engineering (6)
clude the following core requirements:
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
Engineering (6)
of their elective courses, students are required to have an ad-
GEGN599 requires a project and report that demonstrate
vanced course in both soil and rock engineering. Possibilities
competence in the application of geological engineering prin-
for other electives include graduate-level rock mechanics and
ciples that merits a grade of B or better. The project topic and
rock engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, ground
content of the report is determined by the student’s advisor,
water, site characterization, geographical information systems
in consultation with the student, and is approved by the Geo-
(GIS), project management and geophysics, for example.
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Ground Water Engineering/Hydrogeology Specialty
Spring Semester (15 hours)
(Non-Thesis)
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
thesis) with specialization in Ground Water Engineering and
GEGN518 Mineral Exploration (3) or Mining Geology (3)
Hydrogeology must meet the prerequisite course requirements
GEGN505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree
Electives* (6)
(36 hours) are:
Summer (6 hours)
GEGN467 Ground Water Engineering (3) Fall
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3) Fall
Engineering (6)
GEGN681 Vadose Zone Hydrology (3) Fall, or
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN581 Advanced Hydrogeology (3) Fall
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
GEGN509 Aqueous Geochemistry (3) Fall, or
must be consistent with the program specialization. Typi-
ESGN500 Environmental Water Chemistry (3)
cally, the elective courses are selected from the following
Fall or Spring
topical areas: mineral deposits geology, ore microscopy, ap-
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling of Ground Water Sys-
plied geophysics, applied geochemistry, remote sensing, en-
tems (3) Spring
gineering geology, environmental geology, engineering
economics / management, mineral processing, geostatistics,
GEGN470 Ground Water Engineering Design (3)
geographic information systems, environmental or explo-
Spring, or
ration and mining law, and computers sciences.
ESGN575 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation (3) Spring
The Master of Science Degree Program in Geological
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information
Engineering requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of
Systems (3) Fall or Spring
course and project/research credit hours (a maximum of 9
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus a Graduate
Engineering (6) Summer
Thesis. The degree includes three areas of specialization
Electives* (9)
(engineering geology/geotechnics, groundwater engineering,
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
and mining geological engineering) with common require-
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
ments as follows:
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
1. GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
of their elective courses, students are required to have at least
2. GEOL607 Graduate Geology Seminar (1)
one additional advanced course in hydrogeochemistry. Possi-
bilities for other electives include courses in site characteri-
3. At least twelve hours of research credits are required:
zation, environmental science and engineering, geographical
Master of Science Research (GEGN705), and after all
information systems (GIS), geochemistry, and geophysics,
course work is complete and an admission to candidacy
for example.
form is filed with the graduate school, Master of Science
Thesis (GEGN702).
Mining Geological Engineering Specialty (Non-Thesis)
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-
4. At least 24 course credit hours are required, and must be
thesis) with specialization in Mining Geology must meet the
approved by the student’s thesis committee.
prerequisite course requirements listed later in this section.
The content of the thesis is to be determined by the student’s
Required courses for the degree are:
advisory committee in consultation with the student. The
Fall Semester (15 hours)
Masters thesis must demonstrate creative and comprehensive
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4), or
ability in the development or application of geological engi-
GEGN467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
neering principles. The format of the thesis will follow the
guidelines described under the Thesis Writer’s Guide.
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
GEOL515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
In addition to the common course requirements, the
Sygenetics Ores (3)
Master of Science degree with specialization in Engineer-
ing Geology/Geotechnics requires:
MNGN523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2), or
MNGN523 Special Topics-Underground Mine Design (2)
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
Electives* (3)
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3)
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And at least two of the following courses:
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
degree requires a minimum of 72 hours course work and re-
GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
search combined. Requirements include the same courses as
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
for the Master of Science (Geological Engineering) with the
Mitigation
additions noted below and the exception that a PhD Disser-
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
tation must be executed under GEGN/GEOL706 Graduate
Research Credit: Doctor Of Philosophy. After completing all
Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
coursework and an admission to candidacy application, the
following topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater
Dissertation is completed under GEGN/GEOL703 Graduate
engineering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and
Thesis–Doctor Of Philosophy. The content of the disserta-
foundations, rock mechanics, underground construction, seis-
tion is to be determined by the student’s advisory committee
mic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information systems,
in consultation with the student. The dissertation must make
construction management, finite element modeling, waste
a new contribution to the geological engineering profession.
management, environmental engineering, environmental law,
The format of the dissertation will follow the guidelines de-
engineering management, and computer programming.
scribed under the Thesis Writer’s Guide. A minimum of 24
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master
research credits must be taken. A minor area of study, in-
of Science degree with specialization in Ground Water also
cluding 12 credit hours of course work, must be included in
requires the following courses:
the program.
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
specializing in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics requires
GEGN572 Ground-Water Engineering (3)
additional course work tailored to the student’s specific inter-
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling Of Groundwater (3)
ests and approved by the doctoral program committee. (Typi-
2 courses selected as follows:
cally, the additional courses are selected from the following
topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater engineering,
ESGN500 Environmental Water Chemistry (3) or
groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and foundations, rock
GEGN509/CHGC509 (3) Introduction To Aqueous
mechanics, underground construction, seismic hazards, geo-
Geochemistry
morphology, geographic information systems, construction
ESGN503 Environmental Pollution (3) or
management, finite element modeling, waste management,
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater
environmental engineering, environmental law, engineering
As nearly all ground water software is written in Fortran,
management, and computer programming.) The minor area
if the student does not know Fortran, a Fortran course must
of study typically is in geotechnical engineering, rock
be taken before graduation, knowledge of other computer
mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental engi-
languages is encouraged
neering, groundwater engineering or geology.
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master
In addition to the common course requirements listed pre-
of Science degree with specialization in Mining Geology
viously, a PhD specializing in Ground Water also requires:
also requires:
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater Engineering
1. GEGN528 Mining Geology (3) or GEGN518 Mineral Ex-
GEGN669 (3) Advanced Topics In Engineering
ploration (3)
Hydrogeology
GEGN681 (3) Vadose Zone Hydrology
2. Specialty Areas (17 credits minimum.)
GEGN683 (3) Advanced Ground Water Modeling
This will include about 5–6 courses (predominantly at 500
and additional course work tailored to the student’s specific
and 600 level) selected by the student in conjunction with the
interests, which are likely to include chemistry, engineering,
Masters program advisory committee. Specialty areas might
environmental science, geophysics, math (particularly Partial
include: mineral deposits geology, mineral exploration, min-
Differential Equations), microbiology, organic chemistry,
ing geology, mineral processing, applied geophysics, applied
contaminant transport, soil physics, optimization, shallow re-
geochemistry, engineering geology, environmental geology,
sistivity or seismic methods. The student’s advisory commit-
geostatistics, geographic information systems, environmental
tee has the authority to approve elective courses and any
or exploration and mining law, engineering economics/
substitutions for required courses.
management, and computer sciences.
If a student selects the ESGN elective courses from the
Masters courses, then ESGN is their likely minor.
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In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
Prerequisites:
specializing in Mining Geology also requires:
Geology Programs:
GEGN468. Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4) or
The candidate for the degree of Master of Science
GEGN467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
(Geology) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) must have
completed the following or equivalent subjects, for which
GEGN518. Mineral Exploration (3) or
credit toward an advanced degree will not be granted.
GEGN528. Mining Geology (3)
General Geology
GEGN505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
Structural Geology
GEOL515. Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
Field Geology (6 weeks)
Syngenetic Ores (3)
Mineralogy
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Petrology
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
Historical Geology
MNGN523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2) or
Stratigraphy
MNGN523. Special Topics- Underground Mine Design (2)
Chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of
Additional course work suited to the student’s specific
physical or organic)
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
Mathematics (2 semesters of calculus)
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the fol-
An additional science course (other than geology) or
lowing topical areas: mineral deposits geology, mineral
advanced mathematics
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
Physics (2 semesters)
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology, envi-
Professional Masters Degree Programs:
ronmental geology, geostatistics, geographic information
Candidates for the Professional Masters Degree must
systems, environmental or exploration and mining law, engi-
possess an appropriate geosciences undergraduate degree or
neering economics/management, and computer sciences). The
its equivalent. Prerequisites are the same as those required
minor area of study may be in geotechnical engineering, rock
for the Master of Science (Geology) Degree.
mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental engi-
Engineering Programs:
neering, groundwater engineering, mining engineering, min-
The candidate for the degree of Master of Engineering
eral economics/engineering economics or geology.
(Geological Engineer), Master of Science (Geological Engi-
Geochemistry Program Requirements:
neering) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
The geochemistry program comprises a core group of
must have completed the following or equivalent subjects.
courses and four optional tracks: Mineralogy-Petrology,
Graduate credit may be granted for courses at or above the
Aqueous-Environmental, Ore Deposits-Exploration, and
400 level, if approved by the student’s advisory committee.
Organic-Petroleum. Satisfactory performance in all core
Mathematics:
courses is required of all geochemistry students. Required
Four semesters including: Calculus (2 semesters) and one
core courses are:
semester of any two of: calculus III, differential equations,
CHGC503 Introduction to Geochemistry,
probability and statistics, numerical analysis, linear algebra,
CHGC504 Methods in Geochemistry and
operations research, optimization
CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Basic Science:
See the Geochemistry program section in this bulletin for
Chemistry (2 semesters)
further details.
Mineralogy and Petrology
Qualifying Examination
Physics (2 semesters)
Ph.D. students must pass a qualifying examination by the
Stratigraphy or Sedimentation
end of the second year of their programs. This timing may be
Physical Geology
adjusted for part-time students. This examination will be ad-
Computer Programming or GIS
ministered by the student’s Doctoral committee and will con-
Engineering Science:
sist of an oral and a written examination, administered in a
Structural Geology and one semester in four of the follow-
format to be determined by the Doctoral Committee. Two
ing subjects:
negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute failure
Physical Chemistry or Thermodynamics
of the examination.
Statics
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re-
Mechanics of Materials
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
Fluid Mechanics
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
Dynamics
Only one re-examination may be given.
Soil Mechanics
Rock Mechanics
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Engineering Design:
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
Field Geology
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
As part of the graduate program each student must take
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
one semester in two of the following subjects if such courses
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
were not taken for a previous degree:
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL210, GEOL308,
DCGN209 or concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
Mineral Deposits/Economic Geology
mester hours.
Hydrogeology
Engineering Geology
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
and also as part of the graduate program one semester in
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
three of the following subjects if such courses were not taken
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
for a previous degree:
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and mod-
Foundation Engineering
ern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change in-
Engineering Hydrology
cluding paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
Geomorphology
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
Airphoto Interpretation, Photogeology, or Remote Sensing
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
Petroleum Geology
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
Introduction to Mining
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
Introductory Geophysics
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
Engineering Geology Design
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
Mineral Exploration Design
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
Groundwater Engineering Design
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
Other engineering design courses as approved by the
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
program committee
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
Description of Courses
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presen-
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended background:
tation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathematics,
ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimento-
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
logical processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
nate years; Spring 2002.
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
GEGN 432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (I)
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
including statistical analysis procedures and computer pro-
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
gramming. Topics addressed include elementary probability,
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
populations and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing,
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
analysis of data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
representativity, linear regression, and overview of univariate
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience with
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
principles of software programming and statistical analyses
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
for geological applications via suppled software and data sets
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
from geological case histories. Prerequistes: Senior standing
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
in Geological Engineering or permission of instructor. 1 hour
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401. 2 hours lec-
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration of petro-
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of well log
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production mapping,
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEOL321, GEGN401, or
hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN486 or
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
portant part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and con-
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multidisciplinary
current enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of in-
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
structor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
cepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design prob-
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
lems in oil and gas exploration and field development, in-
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
cluding the development of a prospect in an exploration play
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
and 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;
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316.
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
complete with specifications, analyses, and results, will be
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
TIGATION (II) (WI) Methods of field investigation, testing,
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
and monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites,
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
including: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
field testing methods, instrumentations, trench logging,
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
technical writing for investigations (reports, memos, pro-
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
posals, workplans). Class will culminate in practice conduct-
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
ing simulated investigations (using a computer simulator).
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
flow problems, ananlytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351, or
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics include:
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground-
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial modeling,
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
data quality and error propagation, methods of GIS evaluation
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
and selection. Laboratories will use personal computer systems
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
for GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial desk-
lab; 4 semester hours.
top mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
mapping functions; familiarity with the software compo-
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECH-
nents, including graphical user interface (GUI); methods for
NICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of construction,
handling different kinds of information; organization and
mining, and environmental projects such as dams, water-
storage of project documents. Use of raster and vector data
ways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings, mine design,
in an integrated environment; basic raster concepts; introduc-
and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design projects in-
tion to GIS models, such as hill shading and cost/distance
cluding field, laboratory, and computer analyses are an im-
analysis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop
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GEOL502. STRUCTURAL METHODS FOR SEISMIC IN-
rience in operating within a Windows environment recom-
TERPRETATION (I) A practical course that covers the wide
mended. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
variety of structural methods and techniques that are essential
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
to produce a valid and coherent interpretation of 2D and 3D
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
seismic reflection data in structurally complex areas. Topics
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
covered include: Extensional tectonics, fold and thrust belts,
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
salt tectonics, inversion tectonics and strike-slip fault sys-
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
tems. Laboratory exercises are based on seismic datasets
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
from a wide variety of structural regimes from across the
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
globe. The course includes a 4 day field trip to SE Utah. Pre-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: GEOL309 and GEOL 314 or GEOL 315, or equiv-
alents, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/lab; 3
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
semester hours.
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and val-
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
ley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
course that shows students how to characterize and model
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth-
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
engineering. Activities and topics include field trips to sur-
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
face outcrops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms, reser-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
voir modeling of field performance, written exercises and
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
semester, odd years.
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work in multi-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
disciplinary teams to study practical problems and case
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
studies in integrated subsurface exploration and develop-
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Vari-
ment. The course addresses emerging technologies and
able credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
timely topics with a general focus on carbonate reservoirs.
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
exercises and oral team presentation. Prerequisite: Consent
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
Offered fall semester, even years.
Courses
GEOL505. APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (II)
The following courses are not all offered each academic
Structural geology with emphasis on solving problems in
year. Any of those offered for which fewer than five students
field and lab exercises using systematic analysis by geometric
have registered may be omitted in any semester. All 500-
and mapping techniques. Interpretation of the structural as-
level courses are open to qualified seniors with permission of
pects of ore control, fossil fuels, and environmental geology.
the department and Dean of Graduate School. The 600-level
Relationships between mechanical properties and structural
courses are open only to students enrolled in the Graduate
behavior of geological materials. Prerequisite: GEGN316 or
School.
equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL501. APPLIED STRATIGRAPHY (I) Review of basic
GEOL506. PHYSICS OF ROCK DEFORMATION (II)
concepts in siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology and
A material-oriented, mechanistic approach to understanding
stratigraphy. Introduction to advanced concepts and their
brittle and ductile rock deformation. Starts with fundamental
application to exploration and development of fossil fuels
understanding of stress and strain. Physical processes of rock
and stratiform mineral deposits. Modern facies models and
fracture, friction, and flow will be studied as they relate to
sequence-stratigraphic concepts applied to solving strati-
earthquakes, crustal fluid movement, creep, and folding. Em-
graphic problems in field and subsurface settings. Prerequi-
phasis on relating initial and derived microstructure, such as
sites: GEOL314 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
grain size, micro-cracks, and intracrystalline dislocation, to
3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
stresses, temperatures, and fluids in the Earth. Rock anisotropy,
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heterogeneity, and scale effects discussed. Prerequisite:
certain sedimentary rocks, including copper, paleoplacer
GEGN309 or equivalent.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
gold-uranium, marine evaporite, barite, and phosphate ores
Offered alternate years, Spring 2002.
are considered in context of their generative environments and
GEGN509/CHGC509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent
GEOCHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic prop-
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS - EPIGE-
erties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and graph-
NETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-space
ical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-mineral
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local geo-
equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural aque-
logical evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the gener-
ous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria between
ation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing solutions
clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements and com-
within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to the devel-
plexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic geo-
opment of favorable ore-forming environments. Emphasis
chemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and unstable
will be placed on processes responsible for ore genesis in mag-
isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Prerequisite:
matic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry copper-molyb-
DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
denum-gold deposits, epithermal precious metal deposits,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic and sedimentary
GEOL510. IMPACT GEOLOGY (II) A seminar-based
rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and epigenetic sedi-
course of inquiry into the nature, process, and geological
mentary-rock hosted and unconformity-related uranium de-
significance of extra-terrestrial impacts on the Earth. Course
posits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent of
topics include the nature of impactors, impact processes,
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
morphology of impact structures, shock metamorphism, case
GEGN517. FIELD METHODS FOR ECONOMIC GEOL-
studies of impacts, and the role of impacts in Earth evolution,
OGY (II) Methods of field investigation for economic geol-
biologic extinctions, and economic deposits. Optional field
ogy including underground mapping at the CSM test mine in
trips to Meteor Crater and other impact sites over Spring
Idaho Springs, logging of drill core, logging of drill chips,
Break. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours lab, 3 credit hours.
and surface mapping. Technical reports will be written for
GEOL511. HISTORY OF GEOLOGIC CONCEPTS (II)
each of the projects. 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Lectures and seminars concerning the history and philosophy
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (II) Mineral indus-
of the science of geology; emphasis on the historical devel-
try overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
opment of basic geologic concepts. 3 hours lecture and semi-
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
nar; 3 semester hours. Required of all doctoral candidates in
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop-
department. Offered alternate years. Spring 2001.
ment. Team development and presentation of an exploration
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515, GEOL516, or equivalent.
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crys-
2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tallography, and physical properties. Systematic treatments of
Offered when student demand is sufficient.
structural representation, defects, mineral stability and phase
GEGN527/CHGC527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms, and
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
advanced methods of mineral identification and characteriza-
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
tion. Applications of principles using petrological and envi-
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
ronmental examples. Prerequisites: GEOL321, DCGN 209 or
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Fall 2001.
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS - MAG-
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
MATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space aspects
coal, and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local geological
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the formation of
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and stratigraphic frame-
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
works, and to the development of favorable ore-forming
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
environments. Emphasis will be placed on processes respon-
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
sible for ore genesis in magmatic systems, such as layered
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and on the subma-
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 2003.
rine hydrothermal processes responsible for syndepositional
GEGN528/MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (II) Role of
deposits in volcanic and sedimentary terrains, including mas-
geology and the geologist in the development and production
sive base and precious metal sulfide ores. Ore deposits in
stages of a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining oper-
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ation sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve es-
agery, and imaging spectroscopy. Survey of applications to
timation, economic evaluation, permitting, support functions.
geology and global change. Lab interpretation of remote
Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation exercises, and
sensing imagery and introduction to digital image processing.
term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
GEOL546. GEOLOGIC APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years when student
SENSING (II) Application of remote sensing to regional geo-
demand is sufficient.
logic studies and to mineral and energy resource assessments.
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
Study of remote sensing techniques, including spectral analy-
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
sis, lineament analysis, and digital image processing. Reviews
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
of case studies and current literature. Student participation in
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their sta-
discussion required. Prerequisite: GEOL545 or consent of in-
bilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
structor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
GEGN570. CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan-
NEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Case histories in
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
geological and geotechnical engineering, ground water, and
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
waste management problems. Students are assigned prob-
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 or GEGN206 or
lems and must recommend solutions and/or prepare defend-
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
able work plans. Discussions center on the role of the
lab; 1 semester hour.
geological engineer in working with government regulators,
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
private-sector clients, other consultants, and other special in-
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and geo-
terest groups. Prerequisite: GEGN442, GEGN467,
logical engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
GEGN468, GEGN469, GEGN470 or consent of instructor. 3
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geo-
GEOL570/GPGN570. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
graphic informations systems (GIS). Practical experience with
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
geological applications via supplied software and data sets
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
from case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics course
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
(MACS323 or MACS530 equivalent) or permission of instruc-
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of applica-
tor. 2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tions are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
GEGN542. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic tech-
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
niques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
and GIS analysis methods. Topics include: coastal engineer-
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
ing, fluvial processes, river engineering, controlling water
of the term. Prerequisite: PHGN200, MACS315, GEOL309
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
GEGN571. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (I)
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475 or GEGN575
Emphasis will be on engineering geology mapping methods,
recommended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and geologic hazards assessment applied to site selection and
GEOL543. MODERN SEDIMENTS FIELD PROGRAM (S)
site assessment for a variety of human activities. Prerequi-
Detailed field study of modern transitional and shallow ma-
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
rine environments of sedimentary deposition. Both detrital
semester hours. Offered alternate years, Fall 2004.
and carbonate environments are included. Emphasis on en-
GEGN573. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
ergy and mineral resources. Conducted at field locations such
TIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and
as southeastern United States and the Bahamas. Fees are as-
monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites,
sessed for field and living expenses and transportation. Pre-
including: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
requisite: Background in sedimentary geology and consent of
field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
GEOL545. INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING (I)
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include
Theory and application of remote sensing techniques using
technical writing for investigations (reports, memos, pro-
visible, infrared, and microwave electromagnetic energy.
posals, workplans). Class will culminate in practice conduct-
Spectral information from cameras and scanning instruments,
ing simulated investigations (using a computer simulator).
including infrared photography, radar imagery, Landsat im-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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GEOL580/GPGN580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
POSAL (II) Analysis and review of the legal and technical
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
problems surrounding the shallow land burial of waste
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petroleum
materials, with special emphasis on hazardous solid waste.
and geothermal energy production, building water reservoirs
Methods of investigation of new and abandoned or inactive
and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This course will
waste sites. Measurement of contaminant movement in the
help students understand the characteristics and physical
ground, design of contaminant and monitoring systems, case
causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity induced in
histories of field performance, and current research findings.
various situations. Students will read published reports and ob-
Prerequisite: GEGN468 and EGGN361/EGGN363. 3 hours
jectively analyze the seismological and ancillary data therein
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 2004.
to decide if the causative agent was man or natural processes.
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
Prerequisites: Undergraduate geology and physics. 3 hours lec-
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
GEGN581. ADVANCED GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
the theory, measurement, and estimation of ground water
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
parameters, fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods
modeling, data quality and error propogation, methods of
of well hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods. Prerequi-
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use Macin-
site: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
tosh and DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS
mester hours.
projects, as well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS
GEGN583. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
laboratories, and field studies will be required. 2 hours lec-
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
GEGN576. FUNDAMENTALS OF VECTOR GEOGRAPHIC
applications of finite-difference and finite-element numerical
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Fundamentals of rela-
methods and analytical solutions to ground water flow and
tional vector GIS; topological relationships; spatial coordi-
mass transport problems. Prerequisite: A knowledge of
nate systems; data capture and conversion; displaying and
FORTRAN programming, mathematics through differential
correcting errors; mapping precision; spatial data attribute
and integral calculus, and GEGN467 or consent of instructor.
accuracy; and database models. Case studies. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN475 or GEGN575. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
GEGN585. HYDROCHEMICAL EVOLUTION AND
Offered on demand.
MODELING OF GROUND-WATER SYSTEMS (I) Appli-
GEGN577. VECTOR GIS ANALYSIS FUNCTIONS (I, II)
cation of hydrologic, geochemical, and isotopic concepts to
Classification of relational vector GIS analysis functions;
the natural evolution of groundwater systems. Principles of
topological relationships; constructing a database; associat-
groundwater evolution in the vadose zone, in evaporative
ing attributes with spatial data; relating and joining attribute
environments, wetlands, unconfined and confined ground-
tables; selecting and manipulating data records; edgematching
water systems, and areas of interaquifer mixing. Introduction
and merging maps; displaying data; query and analysis func-
of use of geochemical modeling techniques to constrain prob-
tions; topological overlay operations; distance functions. Case
lems of mass transfer and mass balance in groundwater sys-
studies of spatial analysis projects. Prerequisite: GEGN475
tems. Course is designed to provide students with overview
or GEGN575, and GEGN576. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
of hydrochemistry prior to taking advanced numerical mod-
hours. Offered on demand.
eling courses in hydrology and geochemistry. Prerequisites:
GEGN578. GIS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) Project imple-
DCGN209 and GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of in-
mentation of GIS analyses. Projects may be undertaken by
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
individual students, or small student teams. Documentation
GEGN/GEOL598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
of all project design stages, including user needs assessment,
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
implementation procedures, hardware and software selection,
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
data sources and acquisition, and project success assessment.
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Various GIS software may be used; projects may involve
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
2-dimensional GIS, 3-dimensional subsurface models, or
GEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
multi-dimensional time-series analyses. Prerequisite: Consent
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
of instructor. Variable credit, 1-3 semester hours, depending
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
on project. Offered on demand.
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Vari-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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GEOL599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
tailed characterizations, which then are used to solve practi-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
cal 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 2005.
ance, turbidites within a sequence stratigraphic framework,
GEOL606. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (RE-
and the global occurrence of turbidite reservoirs. Laboratory
GIONAL) (II) Seminar discussion of the world’s main tec-
exercises on seismic, well log, and core interpretation. Seven
tonic 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 on
Prerequisites: GEGN438, GEOL501 or equivalents. 3 hours
analysis of regional structural patterns and their possible re-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered alternate
production experimentally. Prerequisite: GEOL605. 3 hours
years. Fall 2003.
lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
years, Spring 2004.
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. Re-
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mechanisms
quired of all geology candidates for advanced degrees during
of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of wall-
their 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) Re-
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/
views 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
Prerequisite: GEGN438 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
ture; 3 semester hours.
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor min-
GEOL611. ADVANCED STRATIGRAPHY (II) Seminar on
eral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria with
history and development of stratigraphic concepts and termi-
special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems. Ex-
nology; sedimentary processes and related facies for detrital,
perimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application of
carbonate, and evaporite sequences; tectonics and sedimenta-
phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An emphasis
tion; stratigraphic styles in plate tectonic models. Field trips
will be placed on problem solving rather than basic theory.
and report required. Prerequisite: GEOL314 or equivalent or
Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or consent of instruc-
GEOL501. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
tor. 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 geo-
core analyses and well tests. Emphasis is placed on practical
logical environments and genetic processes are considered.
analysis of such data sets from a variety of clastic petroleum
The possible significance of these changes to tectonic
reservoirs worldwide. These data sets are integrated into de-
processes, and to crustal evolution of the earth are evaluated.
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In this context ore deposits are of interest not only for their
regional geology of Rocky Mountains. Prerequisite: Under-
commercial value, but scientifically, as additional guides
graduate degree in geology and GEGN316 or equivalent.
to the earth’s evolutionary development through 4 billion
During summer field session; 1 to 3 semester hours.
years of earth history. Prerequisite: GEGN401, GEOL515,
GEOL643. GRADUATE FIELD SEMINARS (I, II, S) Spe-
GEOL516 or equivalents or consent of instructor. 3 hours
cial advanced field programs emphasizing detailed study of
lectures and/or seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
some aspects of geology. Normally conducted away from the
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
Golden campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to Ph.D. or advanced
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
M.S. candidates. Usually taken after at least one year of
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
graduate residence. Background requirements vary accord-
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
ing to nature of field study. Consent of instructor and depart-
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer-
ment head is required. Fees are assessed for field and living
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student. Pre-
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
requisites: GEGN206 or 210, GEOL321 or equivalent or
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour semi-
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
nar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis, three-
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEOCHEM-
dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedimentary
ISTRY(II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic approaches
structures, and facies associations. Laboratory stresses iden-
to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate sediments
tification of Recent carbonate sediments and thin section
and rocks. Topics covered include major near-surface diage-
analysis of carbonate classification, textures, non-skeletal
netic environments, subaerial exposure, dolomitization, burial
and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and porosity evolution.
diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria, and the carbonate
Prerequisite: GEGN321 and GEGN206 or consent of instruc-
geochemistry of trace elements and stable isotopes. Labora-
tor. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tory stresses thin section recognition of diagenetic textures
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and geochemical/isotopic
(I) Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing
approaches to diagenetic problems. Prerequisite: GEOL624
physical and chemical controls in the development of mineral
or equivalent or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/
assemblages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from
seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
representative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis
GEGN669. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
on the interrelationships of crystallization and deformation
HYDROGEOLOGY Review of current literature and re-
and an interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite:
search regarding selected topics in hydrogeology. Group dis-
GEGN 307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and
cussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and field
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: Con-
years; Fall 2002.
sent of instructor. 1 to 2 semester hours; may be repeated for
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
credit with consent of instructor.
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
GEGN670. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
NEERING Review of current literature and research regard-
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
ing selected topics in engineering geology. Group discussion
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petrographic
and individual participation. Guest speakers and field trips
study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-mineralized,
may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: Consent of
from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL321,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN206. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Offered alternate years; Fall 2003.
GEGN671. LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS
& MITIGATION Geological investigation, analysis, and de-
GEOL642. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Field program operated
sign of natural rock and soil slopes and mitigation of unstable
concurrently with GEGN316 field camp to familiarize the
slopes. Topics include landslide types and processes, trigger-
student with basic field technique, geologic principles, and
ing mechanisms, mechanics of movements, landslide investi-
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gation and characterization, monitoring and instrumentation,
Prerequisite: GEOL/CHGC509 or GEGN583, and GEGN585
soil slope stability analysis, rock slope stability analysis, rock
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
fall analysis, stabilization and risk reduction measures. Pre-
mester hours.
requisites: GEGN468, EGGN 361, MNGN321, (or equiva-
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS SYS-
lents) or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
TEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practical
hours.
experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and re-
GEGN672. ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS (II) Geological
action path models to problems in diverse fields of theoreti-
analysis, design, and stabilization of natural soil and rock
cal and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
slopes and rock foundations; computer modeling of slopes;
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves-
use of specialized methods in earth construction. Prerequi-
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
site: GEGN468, EGGN361/EGGN363 and MNGN321.
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
GEGN675. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC IN-
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of
FORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Review of current develop-
applications including problems in thermodynamic data
ments and research in specific advanced topics concerning
quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis,
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and their
groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineer-
generation, and enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course
ing. Topics will include 3-dimensional data systems, the
ends with student presentations of a chemical modeling
problems of 3-dimensional data structures, visualization and
study applied to a problem of their choosing. Prerequisite:
rendering of complex geological objects, interactions with
GEGN585 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer
analytical models, and the capabilities of new software and
lab; 3 semester hours.
hardware. Prerequisites: GEGN575 and consent of instructor.
GEGN685. APPLIED GROUND-WATER MODELING
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PROBLEM SOLVING (I, II) Approach to and resolution of
GEGN681. VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (II) Study of
technical ground-water modeling problems from industrial
the physics of unsaturated groundwater flow and contami-
applications. Conceptual analysis taught via Socratic Dialectic.
nant transport. Fundamental processes and data collection
Students reproduce, analyze, and resolve each problem. Each
methods will be presented. The emphasis will be on analytic
class offers new problems and learning experiences, thus the
solutions to the unsaturated flow equations and analysis of
course can be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
field data. Application to non-miscible fluids, such as gaso-
By successful completion of this course, students earn certifi-
line, will be made. The fate of leaks from underground tanks
cation to advise on the International Ground Water Modeling
will be analyzed. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or equivalent;
Center technical support line in a part-time employment mode.
Math through Differential Equations; or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: GEGN583 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
recitation alternate weeks; 3 hours lab every week; 2 semes-
ter hours.
GEGN682. FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED
ROCK (I) Explores the application of hydrologic and engi-
GEGN/GEOL698. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
neering principles to flow and transport in fractured rock.
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
Emphasis is on analysis of field data and the differences be-
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
tween flow and transport in porous media and fractured rock.
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Teams work together throughout the semester to solve prob-
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
lems using field data, collect and analyze field data, and do
GEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
independent research in flow and transport in fractured rock.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
Prerequisites: GEGN581 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
lecture; 3 credit hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2001.
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
GEGN683. ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Varia-
(II) Flow and solute transport modeling including: 1) ad-
ble credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
vanced analytical modeling methods; 2) finite elements,
GEOL699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
random-walk, and method of characteristics numerical meth-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
ods; 3) discussion of alternative computer codes for model-
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
ing and presentation of the essential features of a number of
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
codes; 4) study of selection of appropriate computer codes
GEGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT -
for specific modeling problems; 5) application of models to
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field
ground water problems; and 6) study of completed modeling
and library work for the Master of Engineering report under
projects through literature review, reading and discussion.
supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
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GEOL701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE,
Geochemcial Exploration
GEOLOGY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for
GEGX571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I)
the Master’s thesis under supervision of the student’s advisory
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
committee.
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical in-
GEGN702. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE,
terpretation of data of soils, stream sediments, vegetation,
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field,
and rock in connection with field problems. Term report re-
and library work for the Master’s thesis under supervision of
quired. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
the student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
the degree of Master of Science (Geological Engineering).
GEGX633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
GEGN/GEOL703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary disper-
PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of
sion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation
student’s doctoral committee.
of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational tech-
niques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical labora-
GEGN/GEOL704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
tory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite: GXGN571,
MASTER OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit
GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
hours required for completion of the degree Master of Engi-
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
neering - thesis. Engineering design must be carried out
years, on demand.
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
advisor.
GEGX635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEM-
ISTRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and
GEGN/GEOL705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral
MASTER OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required
deposits. A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures,
for completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Re-
and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geo-
search must be carried out under the direct supervision of the
chemistry framework for exploration program design. Pre-
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
requisite: GEGX571 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
GEGN/GEOL706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
A course in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours re-
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
quired for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy.
years, on demand.
Research must be carried out under direct supervision of the
GEGX637. ADVANCED STUDIES IN EXPLORATION
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
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: GEGX571 and
consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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Geophysics
home to all its inhabitants. Therefore, geophysics and geo-
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
physical engineering have important roles to play in the solu-
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
tion of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for
Geophysics
Earth’s growing population, evaluating sites for underground
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
construction and containment of hazardous waste, monitor-
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
ing non-invasively the aging infrastructures (natural gas
Borehole Geophysics
pipelines, water supplies, telecommunication conduits, trans-
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
portation networks) of developed nations, mitigating the
Exploration Science
threat of geohazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides,
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of
avalanches) to populated areas, contributing to homeland
Academic Programs
security (including detection and removal of unexploded
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
ordnance and land mines), evaluating changes in climate and
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
managing humankind’s response to them, and exploring
Emeritus Professor
other planets.
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
Emeritus Professor
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
MANIKA PRASAD, Research Associate Professor
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large
KASPER VAN WIJK, Research Assistant Professor
construction projects and waste-management operations.
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professor
Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants.
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
On the global scale, geophysicists employed by universities
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
and government agencies (such as the United States Geo-
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
logical Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic and
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such Earth
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, ther-
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
mal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found
employment in their chosen field, with about 20% choosing
Degrees Offered
to pursue graduate studies.
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
Geosciences
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected around
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
the world for its programs in applied geophysical research and
Master of Science (Geophysics)
education. With 20 active faculty members and small class
Master of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
sizes, students receive individualized attention in a close-knit
environment. Given the interdisciplinary nature of geophysics,
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics)
the graduate curriculum requires students to become thoroughly
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysical Engineering)
familiar with geological, mathematical, and physical theory,
Program Description
in addition to exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of
Geophysicists study and explore the Earth’s interior
the various geophysical methodologies.
through physical measurements collected at the earth’s sur-
Research Emphasis
face, in boreholes, from aircraft, and from satellites. Using a
The Department conducts research in a wide variety
combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
of areas mostly related, but not restricted, to applied geo-
hydrology, and computer science, a geophysicist analyzes
physics. Candidates interested in the research activities of a
these measurements to infer properties and processes within
specific faculty member are encouraged to obtain a copy of
the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive imaging beneath
the Department’s view book and to contact that faculty mem-
the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
ber directly. To give prospective candidates an idea of the
analogous to non-invasive imaging of the interior of the
types of research activities available in geophysics at CSM,
human body by medical specialists.
a list of the recognized research groups operating within the
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
Department of Geophysics is given below.
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
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The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) is a multi-discipli-
tions to infer the below-ground distributions of density or
nary research group with a total of six faculty members —
magnetization, together with their structural boundaries.
four from the Department of Geophysics, and two from the
Developing fast forward-modeling techniques for calculat-
Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences. With
ing the gravity, gravity gradient, and magnetic fields from
research sponsored by some 30 companies worldwide in
a given distribution of density or magnetization is an inte-
the petroleum-exploration industry, plus U.S. government
gral part of the research.
agencies, CWP emphasizes the development of theoretical
The Center for Petrophysics (CENPET) is an interdisciplinary
and computational methods for imaging of the Earth’s sub-
facility that performs research and education in all aspects
surface, primarily through use of the reflection seismic
of petrophysics ranging from acoustic measurements on
method. Researchers have been involved in forward and
core material for the calibration of seismic surveys to the
inverse problems of wave propagation as well as data
design of new borehole instruments to measure climato-
processing for data obtained where the subsurface is
logical parameters in the ice of the Antarctic. CENPET is
complex, specifically where it is both heterogeneous and
dedicated to understanding the properties of the materials
anisotropic. Further information about CWP can be ob-
in the earth and how geophysical observations can be used
tained at http://www.cwp.mines.edu.
to predict these properties. Several departments (Geology,
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) integrates the
Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Mathematics, and
acquisition and interpretation of multicomponent, three-
Geophysics) cooperate in the center. For more information
dimensional seismic reflection and downhole data, with
consult http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/petrophysics
the geology and petroleum engineering of existing oil
Program Requirements
fields, in an attempt to understand the complex properties
The Department offers both traditional, research-oriented
of petroleum reservoirs. Like CWP, RCP is a multidiscipli-
graduate programs and a non-thesis professional education
nary group with faculty members from Geophysics, Petro-
program designed to meet specific career objectives. The
leum Engineering, and Geology. More information about
program of study is selected by the student, in consultation
RCP can be obtained at http://www.mines.edu/academic/
with an advisor, and with thesis committee approval, accord-
geophysics/rcp.
ing to the student’s career needs and interests. Specific de-
The Physical Acoustics Laboratory (PAL). Members of the
grees, have specific requirements as detailed below. The
Physical Acoustics Laboratory engage in research and
Department maintains the Department of Geophysics, Gradu-
teaching in state-of-the-art laser and microwave-based
ate Student Handbook. This resource includes discussion of
measurements of wave propagation in heterogeneous and
all of the current degree requirements, a description of
fractured media, the origins of anelasticity, vibrational and
Departmental resources and activities, and descriptions of
optical properties of soft condensed matter, the surface
Departmental procedures governing graduate student progress
physics of poroelastic media, as well as the development
through degree programs. The handbook can be viewed on
of novel sensors for non-contacting measurements. Exam-
the department’s web site at www.geophysics.mines.edu/
ples of the kinds of materials we work with include rocks,
sggs/sggs_resources.htm. Like the CSM Graduate Student
colloids, engineered composites, and glass-forming hydro-
Bulletin, the Department of Geophysics, Graduate Student
carbons. In addition to fundamental scientific studies the
Handbook is updated annually.
lab draws applications from seismology, rock physics, re-
Program Goals
mote sensing and humanitarian de-mining. For more infor-
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply
mation, see http://acoustics.mines.edu/.
quantitative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as the
The Rock Physics Laboratory conducts research on the phys-
Earth. Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special com-
ical properties of rocks having varying porosity, permea-
bination of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline. The
bility and fluid content. These properties are measured at
Department of Geophysics strives to graduate students who:
various temperatures and pressures to simulate reservoir
1. Think for themselves and demonstrate the willingness
conditions.
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 sur-
develop efficient methods for imaging subsurface struc-
vey or laboratory experiment and ensure that the
tures by inverting surface, airborne, and borehole observa-
recorded data are of the highest-possible quality.
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4. Can program a computer in a high-level language to
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs. Spring)
acquire, process, model and display scientific data.
GEOL515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
5. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demon-
Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs. Fall) or
strated that they understand that geophysical data are
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
always incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the un-
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs. Spring) or
certainty and recognize when it is not acceptable to
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Spring even years)
make decisions based on these data.
GEGX571 Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
6. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
GPGN530 Applied Geophysics (3 hrs. Spring)
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and
are able to make good judgments about the level of risk
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment
that is commensurate with their knowledge, experience,
Decision 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
MNGN585 Mining Economics (3 hrs. Spring even years)
7. Have demonstrated they are capable of completing the
x
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
student in consultation with their degree committee con-
8. Can communicate scientific concepts, problems and so-
sisting of three faculty from the respective programs that
lutions effectively in oral and written English.
have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
9. Can present and defend their ideas effectively in public
Geochemistry:
forums and debate.
GEGX633 Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
In addition to the above, at the Doctor of Philosophy
(3 hrs. Spring)
(Ph.D.) level, the Department of Geophysics strives to gradu-
GEGX635 Surficial Exploration Geochemistry (3 hrs Spring)
ate students who:
Geology and Geological Engineering:
10. Can teach college-level scientific and engineering
GEOL404 Ore Microscopy (3 hrs.)
concepts.
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)
GEOL509 Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs. Fall)
12. Can publish in the peer-reviewed scientific and engi-
GEGN518 Mineral Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
neering literature.
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Fall)
13. Can communicate scientific concepts in a discipline
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs. Fall)
outside geophysics.
GEOL545 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hrs. Spring)
14. Can communicate scientific concepts in a language
GEOL575 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hrs. Fall)
other than English.
Geophysics:
15. Have a broad background in the fundamentals of sci-
GPGN507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs. Fall)
ence and engineering in the earth sciences.
GPGN509 Physical and Chemical Properties and Processes
in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs. Fall)
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
GPGN510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration (3 hrs. Spring)
Geosciences
GPGN511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly ad-
(4 hrs Spring, even years)
ministered by Geology and Geological Engineering, Geo-
GPGN520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
chemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to the
(4 hrs, Fall, odd years)
program by application to any of the sponsoring departments
GPGN521 Advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic
and acceptance through the normal procedures of that depart-
Exploration (4 hrs Spring, even years)
ment. This appendix lists course requirements and options.
GPGN540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs., Fall)
Requirements
Economics and Business:
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
be at the 400-level. All other credits toward the degree must
(3 hrs. Spring)
be 500-level or above.
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
x A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart-
(3 hrs. Spring)
ments and consists of:
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 Geophysical
ESGN 456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
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 Sci-
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
ence in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would
MTGN429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs. Spring)
like to obtain the Master of Science in Geophysical Engineer-
MTGN431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs. Spring)
ing, the course work and thesis topic must meet the following
MTGN432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs. Spring)
requirements. Note that these requirements are in addition to
those associated with the Master of Science in Geophysics.
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings
x
with the approval of representatives from the administering
Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
departments or program. 6 credit hours may be independent
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
study in the student’s home department or additional course
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
work from the list above.
considered as engineering is determined by the Geo-
physics faculty at large.
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
x
This is a multi-disciplinary, non-thesis masters degree for
Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
students interested in working as geoscience professionals in
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
the petroleum industry. The Departments of Geophysics,
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
Petroleum Engineering, and Geology and Geological Engi-
For either Master of Science degree, a minimum of 26
neering share oversight for the Professional Masters in Petro-
course credits is required accompanied by a minimum of 12
leum Reservoir Systems program through a committee
credits of graduate research. While individual courses consti-
consisting of one faculty member from each department.
tuting the degree are determined by the student, and approved
Students gain admission to the program by application to any
by their advisor and thesis committee, courses applied to all
of the three sponsoring departments. Students are adminis-
M.S. degrees must satisfy the following criteria:
tered by that department into which they first matriculate. A
x All course, research, transfer, residence, and thesis re-
minimum of 36 hours of course credit is required to complete
quirements are as described in Registration and Tuition
the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
Classification and Graduate Degrees and Requirements
program. Up to 9 credits may be earned by 400 level courses.
sections of this document.
All other credits toward the degree must be 500 level or
x
above. At least 9 hours must consist of:
All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400 (sen-
ior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill deficien-
(1) 1 course selected from the following:
cies, as described below, may be 300 level and lower,
GPGN419/PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
but these cannot be applied to the course credit require-
Evaluation
ments of the degree.
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
x The student’s advisor and committee may require ful-
(2) 2 courses selected from the following:
fillment of all or some program deficiencies as de-
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Pe-
scribed below. Credits used to fulfill program
troleum Design
deficiencies are not included in the minimum required
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
credits needed to obtain the M.S. Degree.
and Development
x Students must include the following courses in their
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
Master degree program
and Development
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
(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.
x 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, presen-
ated with the Ph.D. in Geophysics.
tation, and defense of one research project and a thesis pro-
x 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 successfully
x Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
defend their Ph.D. thesis in an open oral Thesis Defense. The
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by the Department
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
of Geophysics follow those outlined in the Graduate Bulletin,
For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), at least 72
with one exception. The Department of Geophysics requires
credits beyond the Bachelors degree are required. No fewer
students submit the final draft of their written thesis to their
than 24 research credits are required. Up to 36 course credits
Thesis Committee no less than two weeks prior to the thesis
can be awarded by the candidate’s Ph.D. Thesis Committee
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. The
must satisfy the following criteria:
following guidelines are applied by the Department in deter-
x All course, research, minor degree programs, transfer,
mining the suitability of a thesis submitted as a series of writ-
residence, and thesis requirements are as described in
ten papers.
Registration and Tuition Classification and Graduate
x 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
x All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
committee.
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill de-
x Papers should be submitted for inclusion in a disserta-
ficiencies, 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
x In addition to the individual papers, students must pre-
requirements of the degree.
pare abstract, introduction, discussion, and conclusions
x The student’s advisor and committee may require
sections of the thesis that tie together the individual
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as de-
papers into a unified dissertation.
scribed below. Credits used to fulfill program deficien-
x A student’s thesis committee might also require the
cies are not included in the minimum required credits
preparation and inclusion of various appendices with
needed to obtain the Ph.D. Degree.
the dissertation in support of the papers prepared ex-
x 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
cants have a background that includes the equivalent of ade-
(2 credits)
quate undergraduate preparation in the following areas:
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x 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-
x Physics – Classical Physics
magnetic methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil
and gas exploration, and groundwater. Laboratory work with
x Geology – Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
scale and mathematical models coupled with field work over
x 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
x 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 may
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral ac-
be admitted into the program if their background and demon-
cumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as ver-
strated talents give reasonable expectation that they can over-
tical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are
come deficiencies during their graduate career.
emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and cased
hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented
Description of Courses
in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course material
GPGN404. DIGITAL ANALYSIS (I) The fundamentals of
and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises. Prerequisites:
one-dimensional digital signal processing as applied to geo-
MACS315, GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN308. 3 hours
physical investigations are studied. Students explore the
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Only one of the two
mathematical background and practical consequences of the
courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken
sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and
for credit.
Fourier transforms, windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed
on applying the knowledge gained in lecture to exploring
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II)
practical signal processing issues. This is done through
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
homework and in-class practicum assignments requiring the
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315, and PHGN311, or con-
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
sent of instructor. Knowledge of a computer programming
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be arranged
language is assumed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester
between student and individual faculty member who will
hours.
serve as an advisor, subject to department head approval.
Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, and com-
GPGN414. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
pletion 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
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter-
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
lab; 4 semester hours.
LEUM DESIGN (II). This is a multidisciplinary design
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
GPGN419/PEGN419.WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMA-
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
TION EVLUATION (I) The basics of core analyses and the
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
principles of all common borehole instruments are reviewed.
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
The course shows (computer) interpretation methods that
gas exploration and field development, including the devel-
combine the measurements of various borehole instruments
opment of a prospect in an exploration play a detailed engi-
to determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability,
neering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written and
hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash-con-
oral presentations are made throughout the semester. Project
tent, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The impact
economics, including risk analysis, are an integral part of the
of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydrocarbon
course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303;
reservoirs and mineral accumulations is demonstrated. Pre-
GE majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438;
requisite: MACS315, GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN308.
PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423,
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
3 semester hours.
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GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple inter-
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
faces; energy relationships; attenuation factors, data process-
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
ing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and migration)
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
interpretation techniques including curved ray methods.
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of laboratory
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
model data; seismic processing using an interactive work-
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
station. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
GPGN404, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
lab; 4 semester hours.
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
GPGN470/GEOL 470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
department. “Independent Study” form must be completed
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
Graduate Courses
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of appli-
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
cation are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
in the Graduate School.
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
GPGN503/GEGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS315, GEOL308
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and val-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
ley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
course that shows students how to characterize and model
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth-
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
engineering. Activities include field trips, computer model-
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
ing, written exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequi-
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical surveys
site: GEOL501 or consent of instructors. 2 hours lecture,
related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic, and
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
electrical observations. Students participate in designing the
appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observations,
GPGN504/GEGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
reducing the observations, and interpreting these observa-
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work in multi-
tions in the context of the geological model defined from the
disciplinary teams to study practical problems and case studies
geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308, GEOL314,
in integrated subsurface exploration and development. Stu-
GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or consent of
dents will learn and apply methods and concepts from geol-
instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester hours, mini-
ogy, geophysics and petroleum engineering to timely design
mum 4 hours.
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development.
Activities include field trips, computer modeling, written
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) Students will
exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: GPGN/
explore the fundamental observations from which physical
GEGN/PEGN503 or consent of instructors. 3 hours lecture
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, even
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
years.
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
GPGN507. NEAR-SURFACE FIELD METHODS (I)
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
Students design and implement data acquisition programs
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but also
for all forms of near-surface geophysical surveys. The result
on developing and testing quantitative models to describe
of each survey is then modeled and discussed in the context
these disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN302,
of field design methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
GPGN303, GPGN308, PHGN311, and MACS315, or con-
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester, even years.
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GPGN509. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
quiring, processing and interpreting electrical and electro-
AND PROCESSES IN ROCK, SOILS, AND FLUIDS (I)
magnetic data, methods for the solution of two- and three-
Physical and chemical properties and processes that are
dimensional EM problems, physical modeling, integrated
measurable with geophysical instruments are studied, includ-
inversions. Prerequisite: GPGN422 or GPGN520, or consent
ing methods of measurement, interrelationships between
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
properties, coupled processes, and processes which modify
Offered spring semester, even years
properties in pure phase minerals and fluids, and in mineral
GPGN530. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS (II) Introduction to
mixtures (rocks and soils). Investigation of implications for
geophysical techniques used in a variety of industries (min-
petroleum development, minerals extraction, groundwater
ing, petroleum, environmental and engineering) in exploring
exploration, and environmental remediation. Prerequisite:
for new deposits, site design, etc. The methods studied in-
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
clude gravity, magnetic, electrical, seismic, radiometric and
GPGN510. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
borehole techniques. Emphasis on techniques and their appli-
(II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor,
cations are tailored to student interests. The course, intended
sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of observed
for non-geophysics students, will emphasize the theoretical
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential field effects
basis for each technique, the instrumentation used and data
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter-
collection, processing and interpretation procedures specific
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, GPGN321, or consent of
to each technique so that non-specialists can more effectively
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
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
GPGN540. MINING GEOPHYSICS (I) Introduction to
from the following: new methods for acquiring, processing,
gravity, magnetic, electric, radiometric and borehole tech-
and interpreting gravity and magnetic data, methods for the
niques used by the mining industry in exploring for new de-
solution of two- and three-dimensional potential field prob-
posits. The course, intended for graduate geophysics students,
lems, Fourier transforms as applied to gravity and magnetics,
will emphasize the theoretical basis for each technique, the
the geologic implications of filtering gravity and magnetic
instrumentation used and data collection, processing and
data, equivalent distributions, harmonic functions, inver-
interpretation procedures specific to each technique. Pre-
sions. Prerequisite: GPGN414 or consent of instructor.
requisites: GPGN321, GPGN322, MACS111,MACS112,
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and field; 4 semester hours.
MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered spring semester, even years.
GPGN551/MACS693. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
GPGN519/PEGN 519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVAL-
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
UATION (II) A detailed review of well logging and other
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
formation evaluation methods will be presented, with the
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
emphasis on the imaging and characterization of hydrocarbon
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
reservoirs. Advanced logging tools such as array induction,
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
dipole sonic, and imaging tools will be discussed. The second
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Stat-
half of the course will offer in parallel sessions: for geologists
ics estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple
and petroleum engineers on subjects such as pulsed neutron
suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation,
logging, nuclear magnetic resonance, production logging,
imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and litho-
and formation testing; for geophysicists on vertical seismic
logic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
profiling, cross well acoustics and electro-magnetic surveys.
seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent of de-
Prerequisite: GPGN419/PEGN419 or consent of instructor.
partment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN552. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (I) Intro-
GPGN520. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
duction to basic principles of elasticity including Hooke’s law,
EXPLORATION (I) Electromagnetic theory. Instrumenta-
equation of motion, representation theorems, and reciprocity.
tion. Survey planning. Processing of data. Geologic interpre-
Representation of seismic sources, seismic moment tensor,
tations. Methods and limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite:
radiation from point sources in homogeneous isotropic
GPGN308 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
media. Boundary conditions, reflection/transmission coeffi-
lab; 4 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years
cients of plane waves, plane-wave propagation in stratified
GPGN521. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
media. Basics of wave propagation in attenuative media,
MAGNETIC EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory
brief description of seismic modeling methods. Prerequisite:
projects 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 ac-
ter hours.
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GPGN553. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (II) This
estimation. Where the near-surface is complex, poststack and
course is focused on the physics of wave phenomena and the
prestack imaging methods, such as layer replacement are
importance of wave-theory results in exploration and earth-
introduced to derive dynamic corrections to reflection data.
quake seismology. Includes reflection and transmission prob-
Also discussed are special problems related to the processing
lems for spherical waves, methods of steepest descent and
of multi-component seismic data for enhancement of shear-
stationary phase, point-source radiation in layered isotropic
wave information, and those related to processing of vertical
media, surface and non-geometrical waves. Discussion of
seismic profile data for separation of upgoing and down-
seismic modeling methods, fundamentals of wave propagation
going P- and S- wave arrivals. Prerequisite: GPGN452 and
in anisotropic and attenuative media. Prerequisite: GPGN552
GPGN561 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
Offered spring semester, even years
GPGN570/GEOL570. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
GPGN555. INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE SEIS-
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
MOLOGY (II) Introductory course in observational, engi-
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
neering, and theoretical earthquake seismology. Topics
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
include: seismogram interpretation, elastic plane waves and
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of appli-
surface waves, source kinematics and constraints from seis-
cation are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
mograms, seismicity and earthquake location, magnitude and
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
intensity estimates, seismic hazard analysis, and earthquake
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
induced ground motions. Students interpret digital data from
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
globally distributed seismic stations. Prerequisite: GPGN452.
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
odd years.
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS315, GEOL308
GPGN558. SEISMIC DATA INTERPRETATION (II) Prac-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
tical interpretation of seismic data used in exploration for
GPGN574. GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS (II) Descrip-
hydrocarbons. Integration with other sources of geological
tion of world groundwater aquifers. Effects of water satura-
and geophysical information. Prerequisite: GPGN452,
tion on the physical properties of rocks. Use of geophysical
GEOL501 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours
methods in the exploration, development and production of
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
groundwater. Field demonstrations of the application of the
GPGN561. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I (I) Introduc-
geophysical methods in the solution of some groundwater
tion to basic principles underlying the processing of seismic
problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
data for suppression of various types of noise. Includes the
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
rationale for and methods for implementing different forms
GPGN580/GEOL580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
of gain to data, and the use of various forms of stacking for
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
noise suppression, such as diversity stacking of Vibroseis
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petro-
data, normal-moveout correction and common-midpoint
leum and geothermal energy production, building water
stacking, optimum-weight stacking, beam steering and the
reservoirs and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This
stack array. Also discussed are continuous and discrete one-
course will help students understand the characteristics and
and two-dimensional data filtering, including Vibroseis cor-
physical causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity
relation, spectral whitening, moveout filtering, data interpo-
induced in various situations. Students will read published
lation, slant stacking, and the continuous and discrete Radon
reports and objectively analyze the seismological and ancil-
transform for enhancing data resolution and suppression of
lary data therein to decide if the causative agent was man or
multiples and other forms of coherent noise. Prerequisite:
natural processes. Prerequisite: basic undergraduate geology
GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
GPGN581. GRADUATE SEMINAR – MS (I, II) Presenta-
GPGN562. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING II (II) The stu-
tion describing results of MS thesis research. All theses must
dent will gain understanding of applications of deterministic
be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
and statistical deconvolution for wavelet shaping, wavelet
granted. Every MS student registers for GPGN581 only in
compression, and multiple suppression. Both reflection-based
his/her first semester in residence and receives a grade of
and refraction-based statistics estimation and correction for
PRG. Thereafter, students must attend the weekly Heiland
2-D and 3-D seismic data will be covered, with some atten-
Distinguished Lecture every semester in residence. The grade
tion to problems where subsurface structure is complex. Also
of PRG is changed to a letter grade after the student’s presen-
for areas of complex subsurface structure, students will be
tation of MS thesis research. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
introduced to analytic and interactive methods of velocity
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GPGN583. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS I (I)
as an oral and written report. Prerequisite: MACS315 and
This course describes the physical and mathematical prin-
knowledge of a scientific programming language. 3 hours
ciples of the gravimetric, magnetometric and electrical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the
GPGN606. SIMULATION OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA (II)
following questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and
Efficiency of writing and running computer programs. Re-
examples illustrating their application; 2) the physical prop-
view of basic matrix manipulation. Utilization of existing
erties of rocks and the influence of the medium on the field;
CSM and department computer program libraries. Some
3) the distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the
basic and specialized numerical integration techniques used
relevant systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of
in geophysics. Geophysical applications of finite elements,
the forward problems; 6) approximate methods of field cal-
finite differences, integral equation modeling, and summary
culation and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior
representation. Project resulting in a term paper on the use of
of the fields as they are applied in the main geophysical
numerical methods in geophysical interpretation. Prerequi-
methods; 8) the relationship between the fields and the geo-
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
metric and physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite:
Offered spring semester, odd years.
Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN651. ADVANCED SEISMOLOGY (I) In-depth
GPGN584. THEORY OF GEOPHYSICAL METHODS II
discussion of wave propagation and seismic processing for
(II) This course describes the physical and mathematical
anisotropic, heterogeneous media. Topics include influence
principles of the electromagnetic, seismic and nuclear meth-
of anisotropy on plane-wave velocities and polarizations,
ods of geophysical prospecting. For each method, the follow-
traveltime analysis for transversely isotropic models, aniso-
ing questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and examples
tropic velocity-analysis and imaging methods, point-source
illustrating their application; 2) the physical properties of
radiation and Green’s function in anisotropic media, inversion
rocks and the influence of the medium on the field; 3) the
and processing of multicomponent seismic data, shear-wave
distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the relevant
splitting, and basics of seismic fracture characterization. Pre-
systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of the
requisites: GPGN552 and GPGN553 or consent of instructor.
forward problems; 6) approximate methods of field calcula-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, even
tion and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior of
years.
the fields as they are applied in the main geophysical methods;
8) the relationship between the fields and the geometric and
GPGN658. SEISMIC MIGRATION (II) Seismic migration
physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite: GPGN583.
is the process that converts seismograms, each recorded as a
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
function of time, to an image of the earth’s subsurface, which
is a function of depth below the surface. The theoretical and
GPGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
practical aspects of finite-difference, Kirchhoff, Fourier
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
transform, and other methods for migration are emphasized
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
with numerous computer programs and exercises. Prerequi-
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 598
Offered spring semester, even years.
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
GPGN660. MATHEMATICS OF SEISMIC IMAGING AND
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
MIGRATION (II) During the past 40 years geophysicists
have developed many techniques (known collectively as
GPGN599. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS MS (I, II)
“migration”) for imaging geologic structures deep within the
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
Earth’s subsurface. Beyond merely imaging strata, migration
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
can provide information about important physical properties
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
of rocks, necessary for the subsequent drilling and develop-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
ment of oil- and gas-bearing formations within the Earth. In
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
this course the student will be introduced to the mathematical
GPGN605. INVERSION THEORY (II) Introductory course
theory underlying seismic migration, in the context of “inverse
in inverting geophysical observations for inferring earth
scattering imaging theory.” The course is heavily oriented
structure and processes. Techniques discussed include:
toward problem solving. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Monte-Carlo procedures, Marquardt-Levenburg optimiza-
Offered spring semester, odd years.
tion, and generalized linear inversion. In addition, aspects of
GPGN681. GRADUATE SEMINAR – PHD (I, II) Presenta-
probability theory, data and model resolution, uniqueness
tion describing results of Ph.D. thesis research. All theses
considerations, and the use of a priori constraints are pre-
must be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
sented. Students are required to apply the inversion methods
granted. Every PhD student registers for GPGN681 only in
described to a problem of their choice and present the results
his/her first semester in residence and receives a grade of
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PRG. Thereafter, students must attend the weekly Heiland
Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Distinguished Lecture every semester in residence. The grade
JOHN MCCRAY, Associate Professor Environmental Science &
of PRG is changed to a letter grade after the student’s presen-
Engineering, Program Director
tation of PhD thesis research. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
HUSSEIAN AMERY, Associate Professor Liberal Arts &
hour.
International Studies
DAVID BENSON, Associate Professor Geology & Geological
GPGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
Engineering
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor Environmental
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
Science & Engineering
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor Environmental Science &
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 698
Engineering
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
MICHAEL GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor Geology & Geological
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
Engineering
structor. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
VAUGHN GRIFFITHS, Professor Civil Engineering
DAVID HALE, Associate Professor Geophysical Engineering
GPGN699. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION-PHD (I, II)
JOHN HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology & Geological
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
Engineering and Geochemistry
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor Environmental Science &
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
Engineering and AMAX Chair
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor Geophysical Engineering
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
NING LU, Associate Professor Civil Engineering
DON MACALADY, Professor Chemistry & Geochemistry
GPGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT –
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor Environmental
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
Science & Engineering
library work for the Master of Engineering report under super-
GARY OLHOEFT, Professor Geophysical Engineering
vision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of can-
EILEEN POETER, Professor Geology & Geological Engineering
didates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semester
JIM RANVILLE, Assistant Professor Chemistry & Geochemistry
hours upon completion of report.
GEORGE SHERK, Research Associate Professor Liberal Arts &
International Studies
GPGN701. GRADUATE THESIS – MASTER OF SCIENCE
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor Environmental Science &
(I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of Master of
Engineering
Science in Geophysics. 6 semester hours upon completion of
JOHN SPEAR, Assistant Professor Environmental Science &
thesis.
Engineering
GPGN703. GRADUATE THESIS – DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
GEOFF THYNE, Research Associate Professor Geology &
Geological Engineering and Geochemistry
OPHY (I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of
TINA VOELKER, Associate Professor Chemistry & Geochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics. 30 semester hours.
Degrees Offered:
GPGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Master of Science (Hydrology), Thesis option
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours re-
quired for completion of the degree Master of Engineering -
Master of Science (Hydrology), Non-thesis option
thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
Doctor of Philosophy (Hydrology)
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Program Description:
GPGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
The Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
is an interdisciplinary graduate program comprised of faculty
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
from several different CSM departments.
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
dent’s faculty advisor.
The program offers programs of study in fundamental
hydrologic science and applied hydrology with engineering
GPGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
applications. Our program encompasses ground-water hydro-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
geology, surface-water hydrology, vadose-zone hydrology,
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy-thesis. Research
watershed hydrology, contaminant transport and fate, con-
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
taminant remediation, hydrogeophysics, and water policy/law.
student’s faculty advisor.
HSE requires a core study of 4 formal graduate courses and
a field session. However, programs of study are interdiscipli-
nary in nature, and the remainder of the coursework is obtained
from multiple departments at CSM and is approved for each
student by the student’s advisor and thesis Committee.
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To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, students
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of coursework
may elect the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively upon
(at least 15 h), minor coursework (12 h), and research
coursework and a project report, or the Thesis option. The
(at least 24 h). Students must also successfully complete
thesis option is comprised of coursework in combination
written and oral qualifying examinations, write and defend a
with individual laboratory, modeling and/or field research
dissertation proposal, write and defend a doctoral disserta-
performed under the guidance of a faculty advisor and pre-
tion, and are expected to submit the dissertation work for
sented in a written thesis approved by the student’s committee.
publication in scholarly journals.
HSE also offers a combined baccalaureate/masters degree
Thesis Committee Requirements
program in which CSM students obtain an undergraduate
Students must meet the general requirements listed in
degree as well as a Thesis or Non- thesis M.S. in Hydrology.
the graduate bulletin section Graduate Degrees and Require-
As many as six credit hours may be counted toward the
ments. In addition, the student’s advisor or co-advisor must
requirements of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Please see
be an HSE faculty member. For M.S. thesis students, at least
the Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs sections in
two committee members must be members of the HSE faculty.
the Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins for additional
For doctoral students, at least 3 members must be a member
information.
of the HSE faculty.
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree,
Prerequisites:
students are expected to complete a combination of course-
x accalaureate degree in a science or engineering discipline
work and original research, under the guidance of a faculty
x college calculus: two semesters required
advisor and Doctoral committee, that culminates in a signifi-
cant scholarly contribution to a specialized field in hydro-
x differential equations: one semester required
logic sciences or engineering. Full-time enrollment is expected
x college physics: one semester required
and leads to the greatest success, although part-time enroll-
x college chemistry: one year required
ment may be allowed under special circumstances. All
x
doctoral students must complete the full-time, on-campus
college statistics: one semester required
residency requirements described in the general section of
Note that some pre-requisites may be completed in the
the Graduate Bulletin.
first few semesters of the graduate program if approved by
Currently, students will apply to the hydrology program
the hydrology program faculty.
through the Graduate School and be assigned to the HSE par-
Required Curriculum:
ticipating department of the student’s HSE advisor. Partici-
Curriculum areas of emphasis consist of core courses, and
pating departments including Chemistry and Geochemistry,
electives. Core courses include the following:
Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE),
Ground Water Engineering (GEGN 467)
Geology and Geological Engineering (GGE), Geophysical
Surface-Water Hydrology (GEGN 598 or ESGN 527)
Engineering, Mining Engineering (ME), and Petroleum Engi-
Contaminant Fate and Transport (ESGN 522)
neering (PE).
Environmental Chemistry (CHGC 505)
For more information on HSE curriculum please refer to
Students are also required to complete a hydrology field
the HSE website at http://www.mines.edu/academic/hydro/.
session that will be offered through existing courses taught by
Combined Degree Program Option
Environmental Science and Engineering, Geology and Geo-
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin
logical Engineering, or Geophysical Engineering. Students
work on a M.S. degree in Hydrology while completing their
who plan to incorporate hydrochemistry into their research
Bachelor’s degree. The CSM Combined Degree Program
may elect to replace CHGC 505 with a two-course combina-
provides the vehicle for students to use undergraduate course-
tion that includes an aqueous inorganic chemistry course (e.g.,
work as part of their Graduate Degree curriculum. For more
GEGN 509 or ESGN 500) and an aqueous environmental or-
information please contact the HSE program faculty.
ganic chemistry course (e.g., CHGC/ESGN 555).
Program Requirements:
Elective courses may be chosen from a list approved by
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
the HSE program faculty with one free elective that may be
of coursework (30 h), and Independent Study (6 h) working
chosen from any of the graduate courses offered at CSM and
on a research project with HSE faculty, including a written
other local universities. Students will work with their aca-
report.
demic advisors and graduate thesis committees to establish
plans of study that best fit their individual interests and goals.
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting of
Each student will develop and submit a plan of study to their
coursework (24 h), and research (12 h). Students must also
advisor during the first semester of enrollment. Recom-
write and orally defend a research thesis.
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mended pre-requisite courses may be taken for credit while a
Liberal Arts and International Studies
student is enrolled in HSE, with the limitation that only 9
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor and Division Director
credits from undergraduate-level courses may be applied to-
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
ward graduate credit requirements. In some cases, graduate
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor
courses may satisfy one or more pre-requisites if approved
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
by the hydrology program faculty.
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Associate Vice President for Academic &
Faculty Affairs, Professor
Description of Courses
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
The hydrology program courses are taken from existing
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
courses at CSM. In addition to the core courses listed above,
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
the elective courses approved by HSE faculty can be viewed
GEORGE WILLIAM SHERK, Associate Research Professor
at http://www.mines.edu/Academic/hydro/.
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
JON LEYDENS, Assistant Professor and Writing Program
Administrator
SUZANNE M. MOON, Assistant Professor
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
TONYA LEFTON, Lecturer
SUZANNE M. NORTHCOTE, Lecturer
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Lecturer
SUSAN J. TYBURSKI, 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.
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International Studies applies the liberal arts to the study of
x International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
international political economy, which is the interplay be-
x Geopolitics and Economic Geography
tween economic, political, cultural, and environmental forces
x
that shape the relations among the world’s developed and de-
Global Environmental Politics and Policy
veloping areas. International Studies focus especially on the
Program Requirements:
role of the state and market in society and economy.
Graduate Certificate 1 (15 credit-hours)
The LAIS mission is crucial to defining the implications of
Students must select one course from each of the four
CSM’s commitment to stewardship of the Earth and to the
thematic areas of the IPE curriculum noted above for 12 of the
permanent sustainability of both social organization and en-
15 credit-hours. The final 3 credit-hours can be taken in any
vironmental resources and systems that such a commitment
one of the four thematic areas, or from a department/division
requires. A good foundation in the subjects provided by the
outside of LAIS (including technical departments/divisions),
LAIS Division is essential for graduating men and women
with prior approval from the program director. Students are
who can provide the technical means for society’s material
asked to consult with their advisor about which courses qual-
needs in a manner that leaves posterity an undiminished level
ify for each of the four themes in any given semester.
of both social and environmental quality.
Graduate Certificate 2 (15 credit-hours)
International Political Economy
The 15 hours in Graduate Certificate 2 must come from one
of two tracks: Track A, “International Political Economy,” or
Non-Degree Certificates Offered:
Track B, “International Political Economy of Resources.”
Graduate Certificate 1, International Political Economy
Track A, International Political Economy. Track A is a
Graduate Certificate 2, International Political Economy
combination of courses from the International Political Econ-
Program Description:
omy of Area Studies and International Political Risk Assess-
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ment and Mitigation thematic areas. Courses in this group
offers a non-degree Combined Undergraduate/Graduate pro-
focus on macro dimensions of the role of the state, the market,
gram for the student interested in adding a graduate-level non-
and culture in the international political economy of devel-
technical dimension to his/her professional preparation in the
opment, trade, investment, and finance; region-markets and
field of International Political Economy (IPE) that consists of
region-states; comparative political systems; competitiveness
two 15-hour graduate certificates (30 hours total). The stu-
of nations and states; larger global and regional IPE issues;
dent may choose to pursue just one or both certificates.
and state and non-state actors, such as multinational corpora-
tions, globalization issues, and multilateral agencies.
The interactions, intersections, and interconnectedness of
the world’s political, economic, social, cultural, and environ-
Track B, International Political Economy of Resources.
mental systems, plus the linkages among global, state and
Track B is a combination of courses from the Geopolitics and
non-state institutions and actors, constitute the bedrock of
Economic Geography, and Global Environmental Politics
IPE areas of study and inquiry. The dynamics set up by these
and Policy thematic areas. Courses in this track focus on the
relationships in turn have a major impact on engineering and
development and use of natural resources and environmental
applied science projects worldwide. From political risk assess-
issues. This specialization emphasizes the role of a specific
ment to non-technical aspects of project design, International
natural resource sector in both inter-state relations and the
Political Economy provides the engineering, applied science,
global context of trade, finance, investment, technology
or economics professional who aspires to managerial and ad-
transfer, ethics of development, and environmental concerns.
ministrative positions in his/her career with the intellectual
Admission Requirements:
capital necessary for analysis and decision-making in today’s
The IPE Graduate Certificate program accepts both CSM
globalized business environment.
undergraduate students into the program as part of the uni-
The objective of the certificate program is to provide
versity’s Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs, and
research and analytical skills in: (a) the national and supra-
non-CSM students alike. CSM undergraduate students may
national relationships between the state and the market;
apply to any of the IPE graduate programs in their sopho-
(b) the ramifications of economic policies on social, political,
more year. They will be notified of provisional acceptance at
and economic development; and (c) the consequences of
the beginning of their junior year. At the end of their junior
environmental policies on economic, political, and cultural
year, their performance in undergraduate IPE courses will be
transformations.
evaluated and a final decision will be made on their accept-
ance into the graduate programs. CSM students may also
The IPE Graduate Certificates curriculum is organized into
apply in their junior or senior years.
four thematic areas:
x International Political Economy of Area Studies (Latin
America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Sub-Saha-
ran Africa)
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The requirements for admission to the IPE graduate pro-
Description of Courses
gram for both CSM and non-CSM students are as follows:
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
1. BS or BA with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
NEW COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM.
(4.0 scale), or higher.
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies has
undertaken a complete renumbering of its humanities, social
2. Undergraduate CSM students who do not meet the overall
sciences, and foreign language courses. The previous desig-
GPA of 3.0 but who have a 3.0 or higher in IPE courses,
nations of “LIHU” and “LISS” have been replaced by the
or IPE-related social science courses, will meet the admis-
common designation “LAIS.” Foreign language courses con-
sions requirement.
tinue to retain the designation “LIFL,” but the course num-
3. The GRE is not required.
bers themselves have changed to bring CSM in line with
4. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required for students
standard numbering practice at public institutions of higher
who are non-native English speakers.
education elsewhere in Colorado.
5. No foreign language is required at the time of admission.
The courses listed below follow the new numerical se-
However, demonstrated commitment to learning a second
quence, which differs from the previous sequence in which
and/or third language during the residency in the program
LIHU and LISS courses appeared. The old numbers appear
is strongly encouraged for those interested in engaging in
in parentheses after the new numbers. In addition, a conver-
a field practicum and/or independent research in a non-
sion table may be found at the end of these course listings for
English speaking country or region of the world.
your reference and convenience.
6. A two-page essay about why the candidate is interested in
Fall 2005 student course schedules will retain the old num-
the IPE program and how he/she intends to use IPE skills
bering system for logistical reasons. Beginning Spring 2006,
and training.
however, the course numbers appearing on students’ sched-
ules and in this Bulletin will be in sync.
Transfer Credits
Students may not, on an individual basis, request credit
Please direct any questions or concerns to the Division of
hours be transferred from other institutions as part of the Cer-
Liberal Arts and International Studies.
tificate requirements. Students who have completed CSM
CLUSTER CODES
undergraduate degrees may, however, request that 400- or
Each of the courses listed below that is a “cluster course”
500-level IPE course work that was not applied to their under-
has a code that appears in parentheses after the title to indi-
graduate degrees be applied to an IPE graduate certificate as
cate to which cluster or clusters the course applies.
transfer credit. No more than half of the credit hours required
Example 1: A course which counts toward only one cluster.
for the certificate may be transfer credit.
“LAIS 301. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION (H),”
Double-Counting CSM Undergraduate
wherein “(H)” indicates that this course counts toward ful-
Course Work
filling requirements in the Humanities (H) cluster only.
In addition to transfer credits, students in Combined Under-
Example 2: A course which counts toward two different
graduate/Graduate certificate programs may double count
clusters. “LAIS 345. International Political Economy (PI),”
(i.e., apply toward both an undergraduate degree and a gradu-
wherein “(PI)” indicates that this course counts toward ful-
ate certificate) up to 6 credit-hours of 400-level IPE course
filling requirements in either the Public Policy (P) or Inter-
work from their undergraduate IPE minor or undergraduate
national Studies (I) cluster.
International Studies Cluster (excluding foreign languages)
Code
into the IPE graduate certificate program.
H
Humanities cluster only
Minor Program
P
Public Policy cluster only
Graduate Individual Minor
I
International Studies cluster only
Graduate students can earn a minor in Liberal Arts and In-
HP
Humanities or Public Policy cluster
ternational Studies if they complete 12 hours of course work
HI
Humanities or International Studies cluster
from the Selected Topics or Independent Studies categories
PI
Public Policy or International Studies cluster
chosen under the supervision of an LAIS advisor.
Note: The Graduate Individual Minor must be approved by
the student’s graduate committee and by the LAIS Division.
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LAIS405 (previously LIHU470) BECOMING AMERICAN:
drawn from such subjects as inequality of income distribu-
LITERARY PERSPECTIVES This course will explore the
tion; the role of education and health care; region-markets;
increasing heterogeneity of U.S. society by examining the
the impact of globalization; institution-building; corporate-
immigration and assimilation experience of Americans from
community-state interfaces; neoliberalism; privatization;
Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as Native
democracy; and public policy formulation as it relates to
Americans. Primary sources and works of literature will pro-
development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
vide the media for examining these phenomena. In addition,
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the “unifying ideals
seminar; 3 semester hours.
and common culture” that have allowed the United States
LAIS436/536 (previously LISS441/541) HEMISPHERIC
to absorb immigrants from every corner of the globe under
INTEGRATION IN THE AMERICAS This international
the umbrella of individual freedom, and the various ways
political economy seminar is designed to accompany the en-
in which Americans have attempted to live up to the motto
deavor now under way in the Americas to create a free trade
“e pluribus unum” will also be explored. Prerequisite:
area for the entire Western Hemisphere. Integrating this
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
hemisphere, however, is not just restricted to the mechanics
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
of facilitating trade but also engages a host of other eco-
LAIS406 (previously LIHU401) THE AMERICAN DREAM:
nomic, political, social, cultural, and environmental issues,
ILLUSION OR REALITY? This seminar will examine “that
which will also be treated in this course. If the Free Trade
elusive phrase, the American dream,” and ask what it meant
Area of the Americas (FTAA) becomes a reality, it will be
to the pioneers in the New World, how it withered, and
the largest region-market in the world with some 800 million
whether it has been revived. The concept will be critically
people and a combined GNP of over US$10 trillion. In the
scrutinized within cultural contexts. The study will rely on
three other main languages of the Americas, the FTAA is
the major genres of fiction, drama, and poetry, but will ven-
know as the Area de Libre Comercio de las Américas (ALCA)
ture into biography and autobiography, and will range from
(Spanish), the Area de Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA)
Thoreau’s Walden to Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s
(Portuguese), and the Zone de libre échange des Amériques
Budding Prospects. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
(ZLEA) (French). Negotiations for the FTAA/ALCA/ZLEA
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
are to be concluded by 2005. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (pre-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
viously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:SYGN200.
LAIS414 (previously LIHU402) HEROES AND ANTI-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
HEROES: A TRAGIC VIEW This course features heroes
LAIS437/537 (previouslyLISS442/542) ASIAN DEVELOP-
and antiheroes (average folks, like most of us), but because it
MENT This international political economy seminar deals
is difficult to be heroic unless there are one or more villains
with the historical development of Asia Pacific from agrarian
lurking in the shadows, there will have to be an Iago or
to post-industrial eras; its economic, political, and cultural
Caesar or a politician or a member of the bureaucracy to
transformation since World War II, contemporary security
overcome. Webster’s defines heroic as “exhibiting or marked
issues that both divide and unite the region; and globaliza-
by courage and daring.” Courage and daring are not confined
tion processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a single
to the battlefield, of course. One can find them in surprising
trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100).
places-in the community (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
the psychiatric ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
3 semester hours.
Nest), in the military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river
LAIS441 (previously LISS446) AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
(Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a
This course provides a broad overview of the political econ-
“bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Pre-
omy of Africa. Its goal is to give students an understanding
requisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
of the possibilities of African development and the impedi-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ments that currently block its economic growth. Despite
LAIS435/535 (previously LISS440/540) LATIN AMERICAN
substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and human
DEVELOPMENT A senior seminar designed to explore the
capital, most African countries remain mired in poverty. The
political economy of current and recent past development
struggles that have arisen on the continent have fostered
strategies, models, efforts, and issues in Latin America, one
thinking about the curse of natural resources where countries
of the most dynamic regions of the world today. Development
with oil or diamonds are beset with political instability and
is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes in-
warfare. Readings give first an introduction to the continent
volving political, economic, social, cultural, and environmen-
followed by a focus on the specific issues that confront
tal factors whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of
African development today. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previ-
life for individuals. The role of both the state and the market
ously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN 200.
in development processes will be examined. Topics to be
3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours
covered will vary as changing realities dictate but will be
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LAIS446 (previously LISS430). GLOBALIZATION This
rent enrollment in LAIS 450/550 (previously LISS435).
international political economy seminar is an historical and
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
contemporary analysis of globalization processes examined
LAIS452 (previously LISS437). CORRUPTION AND
through selected issues of world affairs of political, eco-
DEVELOPMENT This course addresses the problem of
nomic, military, and diplomatic significance. Prerequisite:
corruption and its impact on development. Readings are
LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
multidisciplinary and include policy studies, economics, and
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
political science. Students will acquire an understanding of
LAIS447/547 (previously LISS433/533). GLOBAL COR-
what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects devel-
PORATIONS This international political economy seminar
opment, and what they, as engineers in a variety of profes-
seeks to (1) understand the history of the making of global
sional circumstances, might do in circumstances in which
corporations and their relationship to the state, region-markets,
bribe paying or taking might occur.
and region-states; and (20 analyze the on-going changes in
LAIS459 (previously LISS434). INTERNATIONAL FIELD
global, regional, and national political economies due to the
PRACTICUM For students who go abroad for an on-site
presence of global corporations. Prerequisite: LAIS 100
practicum involving their technical field as practiced in
(previously LIHU 100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN
another country and culture; required course for students
200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
pursuing a certificate in International Political Economy;
LAIS448 (previously LISS431). GLOBAL ENVIRONMEN-
all arrangements for this course are to be supervised and
TAL ISSUES Critical examination of interactions between
approved by the advisor of the International Political Econ-
development and the environment and the human dimensions
omy minor program. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
of global change; social, political, economic, and cultural
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
responses to the management and preservation of natural
seminar; 3 semester hours.
resources and ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of
LAIS465 (previously LIHU479). THE AMERICAN MILI-
the meaning and implications of “stewardship of the Earth”
TARY EXPERIENCE A survey of military history, with pri-
and “sustainable development.” Prerequisite: LAIS 100
mary focus on the American military experience from 1775
(previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
to present. Emphasis is placed not only on military strategy
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and technology, but also on relevant political, social, and
LAIS449 (previously LISS432). CULTURAL DYNAMICS
economic questions. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT Role of cultures and
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
nuances in world development; cultural relationship between
seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students or by
the developed North and the developing South, specifically
permission of the LAIS Division.
between the U.S. and the Third World. Prerequisite: LAIS
LAIS470 (previously LISS461). TECHNOLOGY AND
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
GENDER: ISSUES This course focuses on how women and
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
men relate to technology. Several traditional disciplines will
LAIS450/550 (previously LISS435/535). POLITICAL RISK
be used: philosophy, history, sociology, literature, and a brief
ASSESSMENT This course will review the existing method-
look at theory. The class will begin discussing some basic
ologies and techniques of risk assessment in both country-
concepts such as gender and sex and the essential and/or
specific and global environments. It will also seek to design
social construction of gender, for example. We will then focus
better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors for busi-
on topical and historical issues. We will look at modern engi-
ness and public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized con-
neering using sociological studies that focus on women in
text of economy and politics wherein the role of the state is
engineering. We will look at some specific topics including
being challenged and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (pre-
military technologies, ecology, and reproductive technologies.
viously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level course and
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS486/586 (previously LISS462/562). SCIENCE AND
LAIS451/551 (previously LISS439/539). POLITICAL RISK
TECHNOLOGY POLICY An examination of current issues
ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR This international
relating to science and technology policy in the United States
political economy seminar must be taken concurrently with
and, as appropriate, in other countries. Prerequisite: LAIS
LAIS 450/550 (previously LISS435/535), Political Risk
100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
empirical research methods and sources appropriate to con-
LAIS487/587 (previously LISS480/503). ENVIRONMEN-
ducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the stu-
TAL POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on environmental
dents analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
policies and the political and governmental processes that
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Concur-
produce them. Group discussion and independent research on
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specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
deal with them. It looks at the impact of environmental pol-
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously
icy and politics on development, and the role that state and
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
non-state actors play, especially in North-South relations and
seminar; 3 semester hours.
in the pursuit of sustainability. Prerequisites: any two IPE
LAIS488/588 (previously LISS482/504). WATER POLITICS
courses at the 300-level; or one IPE course at the 400 level;
AND POLICY Seminar on water policies and the political
or one IPE course at the 300 level and one environmental
and governmental processes that produce them, as an exem-
policy/issues course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
plar of natural resource politics and policy in general. Group
mester hours.
discussion and independent research on specific politics and
LAIS554 (previously LISS538). REGION-MARKETS AND
policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
REGION-STATES This research seminar will deal with the
Prerequisite: LAIS 100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite
international political economy dimensions of the origin,
or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the structure, and the function of the world’s major region-
LAIS498 (previously LIHU498). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
markets and region states. Special emphasis will be given to
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
the changing roles of nation-states, globalization of trade and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
finance, and the future world polity. Prerequisites: any two
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at the 400
level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS499 (previously LIHU499). INDEPENDENT STUDY
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LAIS599 (previously LISS513). INTERNATIONAL INDUS-
faculty member. Generally students who have completed their
TRIAL PSYCHOLOGY This course has, as its primary aim,
humanities and social science requirements. Instructor consent
the equipping of a future consultant to deal with the cultural,
required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
socioeconomic, behavioral, psychological, ethical, and politi-
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Prerequisite or
cal problems in the international workplace. Specific materi-
corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
als covered are: Early experimentation with small group
dynamics relative to economic incentive; Hawthorne experi-
LAIS545 (previously LISS532). INTERNATIONAL POLIT-
ments; experiments of Asch on perception, Analysis of case
ICAL ECONOMY This course will combine the historical
studies of work productivity in service and technological in-
and theoretical foundations of international political econ-
dustries. Review of work of F.W. Taylor, Douglas McGregor,
omy and empirical case studies of the world’s various re-
Blake & Mouton, and others in terms of optimum working
gions. The student will be required to be familiar with key
conditions relative to wage and fringe benefits. Review of
IPE schools of thought, history of development and under-
Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince and the Discourses, and
development of key regions, and a series of contemporary
The Art of War by Sun Tzu with application to present times
issues and themes that drives globalization. Prerequisites:
and international cultural norms. The intent of this course is
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
to teach the survival, report writing, and presentation skills,
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and cultural awareness needed for success in the real inter-
LAIS546 (previously LISS530). GLOBALIZATION This
national business world. The students are organized into
seminar deals with the historical development of international
small groups and do a case each week requiring a presenta-
political economy as a discipline. Originally studies as the
tion of their case study results, and a written report of the
harbinger of today’s political science, economics, sociology,
results as well. Textbooks: Human Side of Enterprise by
anthropology, and history, international political economy is
Douglas McGregor, Principles of Scientific Management by
the multidisciplinary study of the relationship between the
F.W. Taylor, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Up The Organiza-
states and the markets. A fuller understanding will be achieved
tion by Robert Townsend, The Prince and the Discourses of
through research and data analysis as well as interpretation of
Niccolò Machiavelli, and The Managerial Grid by Blake &
case studies. Prerequisites: LISS335 and any LISS400-level
Mouton. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours
course, or two equivalent courses. 3 hours seminar; 3 semes-
LAIS560 (previously LISS534). GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS
ter hours.
This seminar deals with geopolitical theories and how they
LAIS548 (previously LISS531). GLOBAL ENVIRONMEN-
help us explain and understand contemporary developments
TAL POLITICS AND POLICY This seminar examines the
in the world. Empirical evidence from case studies help stu-
increasing importance of environmental policy and politics in
dents develop a deeper understanding of the interconnections
international political economy and global international rela-
between the political, economic, social, cultural and geo-
tions. Using both historical analysis and interdisciplinary
graphic dimensions of governmental policies and corporate
environmental studies perspectives, this course explores
decisions. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-
global environmental problems that have prompted an array
level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar;
of international and global regimes and other approaches to
3 semester hours.
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LAIS561 (previously LISS537). URBANIZATION AND
Foreign Language Policy
DEVELOPMENT This seminar course discusses the effects
Students will not receive credit for taking a foreign
of colonization, uneven regional development, industrializa-
language in which they have had previous courses as per the
tion and globalization on urban systems. The urban models
following formula:
that will be studied include the pre-industrial, colonial,
If a student has taken one year in high school or one semes-
global, Latin American and Islamic cities. Approaches to
ter in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for
urban development and how they affect settlement planning,
the first semester in a CSM foreign language course. Like-
as well as urban-rural interface, urban labor markets, housing
wise, if a student has taken two years in high school or two
and shelter, migration will be considered. Sustainable cities
semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
and world cities will be discussed. Prerequisites: any two
for the second semester, and if a student has taken three years
IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at the 400
in high school or three semesters in college, he/she will not
level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
receive graduation credit for the third semester.
LAIS 586 (previously LISS562). SCIENCE AND TECH-
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
NOLOGY POLICY An examination of current issues relat-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
ing to science and technology policy in the United States
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
and, as appropriate, in other countries. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
mester hours.
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
LAIS598 (previously LISS598). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
member. For students who have completed their LAIS re-
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
quirements. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Inde-
LAIS599 (previously LISS599). INDEPENDENT STUDY
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
a faculty member. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
Communication (LICM)
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
LICM501. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
A five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of effec-
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
tively preparing and presenting messages. “Hands-on” course
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
emphasizing short (5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
made in small groups to simulate professional and corporate
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
communications. Students are encouraged to make formal
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
presentations which relate to their academic or professional
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient
fields. Extensive instruction in the use of visuals. Presenta-
demand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
tions are rehearsed in class two days prior to the formal
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permitted
presentations, all of which are video-taped and carefully
to take a foreign language that is either his/her native language
evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
or second language. Proficiency tests may be used to deter-
mine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a student
cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
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Conversion Table for New Course Numbering System
Old Number
Old Title
New Number New Title
LICM 400
Technical Writing for Service Learning
LAIS 402
Writing Proposals for a Better World
LIFL 221
Spanish I
LIFL 113
Same
LIFL 321
Spanish II
LIFL 123
Same
LIFL 421
Spanish III
LIFL 213
Same
LIFL 222
Arabic I
LIFL 114
Same
LIFL 322
Arabic II
LIFL 124
Same
LIFL 422
Arabic III
LIFL 214
Same
LIFL 223
German I
LIFL 115
Same
LIFL 323
German II
LIFL 125
Same
LIFL 423
German III
LIFL 215
Same
LIFL 224
Russian I
LIFL 116
Same
LIFL 324
Russian II
LIFL 126
Same
LIFL 424
Russian III
LIFL 216
Same
LIFL 225
French I
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 325
French II
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 425
French III
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 226
Portuguese I
LIFL 117
Same
LIFL 326
Portuguese II
LIFL 127
Same
LIFL 426
Portuguese III
LIFL 217
Same
LIFL 227
Chinese I
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 327
Chinese II
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 427
Chinese III
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 228
Indonesian I
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 328
Indonesian II
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 428
Indonesian III
Deleted
Deleted
LIFL 229
Japanese I
LIFL 118
Same
LIFL 329
Japanese II
LIFL 128
Same
LIFL 429
Japanese III
LIFL 218
Same
LIHU 401
American Dream: Illusion or Reality
LAIS 406
Same
LIHU 405
Creative Writing: Poetry II
LAIS 401
Same
LIHU 406
Shakespearean Dramas
LAIS 409
Same
LIHU 402
Heroes & Antiheroes: A Tragic View
LAIS 414
Same
LIHU 420
Business, Engineering, & Leadership Ethics
LAIS 420
Same
LIHU 460
Technology & International Development
LAIS 476
Same
LIHU 470
Becoming American: Literary Perspectives
LAIS 405
Same
LIHU 479
American Military Experience
LAIS 465
Same
LIHU 540
Latin American Political Cultures
Deleted
Deleted
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Old Number
Old Title
New Number New Title
LIHU 549
Comparative Political Cultures
Deleted
Deleted
LISS 410
Utopias/Dystopias
LAIS 379
Same
LISS 430
Globalization
LAIS 446
Same
LISS 431
Global Environmental Issues
LAIS 448
Same
LISS 432
Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
LAIS 449
Same
LISS 433
Global Corporations
LAIS 447
Same
LISS 434
International Field Practicum
LAIS 459
Same
LISS 435
Political Risk Assessment
LAIS 450
Same
LISS 437
Corruption and Development
LAIS 452
Same
LISS 439
Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
LAIS 451
Same
LISS 440
Latin American Development
LAIS 435
Same
LISS 441
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS 436
Same
LISS 442
Asian Development
LAIS 437
Same
LISS 446
African Development
LAIS 441
Same
LISS 447
Natural Resources & War In Africa
LAIS 442
Same
LISS 455
Japanese History & Culture
LAIS 317
Same
LISS 461
Technology & Gender: Issues
LAIS 470
Same
LISS 462
Science and Technology Policy
LAIS 486
Same
LISS 474
Constitutional Law & Politics
LAIS 485
Same
LISS 480
Environmental Politics & Policy
LAIS 487
Same
LISS 482
Water Politics & Policy
LAIS 488
Same
LISS 503
Environmental Politics and Policy
LAIS 587
Same
LISS 504
Water Politics and Policy
LAIS 588
Same
LISS 513
International Industrial Psychology
LAIS 559
Same
LISS 534
Global Geopolitics
LAIS 560
Same
LISS 535
Political Risk Assessment
LAIS 550
Same
LISS 537
Urbanization and Development
LAIS 561
Same
LISS 539
Political Risk Assessment Research Seminar
LAIS 551
Same
LISS 540
Latin American Development
LAIS 535
Same
LISS 541
Hemispheric Integration in the Americas
LAIS 536
Same
LISS 542
Asian Development
LAIS 537
Same
LISS 532
International Political Economy
LAIS 545
Same
LISS 530
Globalization
LAIS 546
Same
LISS 538
Region-Markets and Region-States
LAIS 554
Same
LISS 533
Global Corporations
LAIS 547
Same
LISS 531
Global Environmental Politics & Policy
LAIS 548
Same
LISS 562
Science and Technology Policy
LAIS 586
Same
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Materials Science
Department of Physics
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor, Director, and Department
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head of Department
Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor and Director, Center of Solar and
DAVID L. OLSON, Lead Scientist, John Henry Moore
Electronic Materials
Distinguished Professor of Physical Metallurgy
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
PAUL JAGODZINSKI, Professor and Head of Department
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
MARK EBERHART, Associate Professor
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Emeritus Professor
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Degrees Offered:
C. JEFFREY HARLAN, Assistant Professor
Master of Science (Materials Science; thesis option or
STEVEN R. DEC, Lecturer
non-thesis option)
Department of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum
Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science)
Refining
JAMES ELY, Professor and Head of Department
Program Description:
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
The interdisciplinary materials science program is admin-
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering,
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials
COLIN WOLDEN, Associate Professor
Engineering, Physics, and the Division of Engineering. Each
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
department is represented on both the Governing Board and
Division of Engineering
the Graduate Affairs Committee, which are responsible for
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Interim Director of Engineering Division
the operation of the program. The variety of disciplines pro-
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
vides for programs of study ranging from the traditional ma-
Engineering
terials science program to a custom-designed program.
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
MARK LUSK, Associate Professor
Program Requirements:
GRAHAM MUSTOE, Professor
Master of Science (thesis option):
TERRY PARKER, Professor
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 36
CHRISTIAN CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
semester hours of acceptable course work and research credit
JOHN P.H. STEELE, Assistant Professor
including:
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
x Minimum of 18 hours of Materials Science courses
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
(must have completed the core courses).
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
GLEN EDWARDS, University Emeritus Professor
x 6 to 18 hours of thesis research credits depending upon
JOHN HAGER, University Emeritus Professor
focus area requirements.
STEPHEN LIU, Professor and Director of the Center for Welding,
x submit a thesis and pass the Defense of Thesis exami-
Joining and Coating Research
nation before the Thesis Committee.
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
DAVID K. MATLOCK, ARMCO Foundation Fogarty Professor;
Master of Science (non-thesis option with a case study):
Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 36
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustee Professor and Head of Department, and
semester hours of acceptable course work and research credit
Director, Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory
including:
DAVID L. OLSON, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor,
x
Lead Scientist Materials Science Program
18 hours of Materials Sciences courses from a list of
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor;
required courses and 12 hours of other materials-
Director, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics
related courses selected by the student with guidance
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
from the student’s advisor and the mentor of the spe-
JOHN G. SPEER, ISS Professor
cialty area group that the student has selected. The
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor in
specialty materials-related courses can be courses that
Chemical Metallurgy, Director, Kroll Institute for Extractive
are taken in preparation for the student’s PhD qualifying
Metallurgy
process examination, usually taken in the second year of
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
graduate school. Total of at least 30 credit hours.
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
x 6 hours of case study credits. The student must success-
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Associate Professor
fully prepare and defend a case study report on a topic
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
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that is most likely supporting materials for the student’s
Deficiency Courses:
PhD thesis.
A student admitted to this graduate program who has not
The decision of which type of Master degree you should
taken one or all of the following courses (or equivalent) will
pursue needs to be decided with council of your advisor. The
be required (depending on their focus area) to satisfy any
decision will affect the number of course hours required for
such deficiency early in their program of study: Mechanics,
the Master degree and whether a thesis or a case study report
Differential Equations, Modern Physics, Physical Chem-
is to be written and defended.
istry/Chemical Thermodynamics.
Required Curriculum:
Focus Areas:
Advanced Polymeric Materials; Ceramics; Composites;
Listed below are the required six Materials Science core
Electronic Materials; Joining Science; Mechanics of Materials;
courses:
Computational Materials Science; Surfaces & Interfaces/
MLGN500 Processing, Microstructure, and Properties of
Films & Coatings: BioMaterials; Nuclear Materials.
Materials
Thesis Committee Structure:
MLGN512/MTGN412 Ceramic Engineering
The M.S. student will invite at least 3 members (one of
MLGN530/CRGN415/CHGN430 Introduction to Polymer
whom is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At
Science
least one of these members must be from a department other
MLGN501/CHGN580 Structure of Materials
than that of the advisor.
MLGN504/MTGN555 Solid State Thermodynamics or
The Ph.D. student will invite 5 members (one of whom is
CHEN509 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At least one of
these members must be in a department other than that of the
ML511 Kinetic Concerns in Materials Processing
advisor. External members may be invited to participate.
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the core
For administrative purposes, the student will be resident in
courses listed above, and have not used the courses to fulfill
the advisor’s department.
requirements towards their B.S. degree, may petition the Ma-
terials Science Graduate Committee for transfer credit.
The student’s graduate committee will have final approval
of the course of study.
Doctor of Philosophy:
The prerequisite for acceptance into the Materials Science
Fields of Research:
PhD Program is completion of a science or engineering Mas-
Advanced polymeric materials
ter degree (with or without thesis) and completion of the
Fullerene synthesis, combustion chemistry
Materials Science Core courses with a grade of B or better
Transport phenomena, mathematical modeling, kinetic prop-
(or evidence that the course content of these courses had
erties of colloidal suspensions, diffusion with chemical
been taken in previous courses).
reaction
Novel separation processes: membranes, catalytical mem-
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a minimum of
brane reactors, biopolymer adsorbents for heavy metal
72 hours of course and research credit including:
remediation of ground surface water
x The fulfillment of the Materials Science core course
Heterogeneous catalysis, reformulated and alcohol fuels,
requirements plus additional courses as required by the
surface analysis, electrophotography
focus area and a minimum of 30 hours of research credit.
Computer modeling and simulation
x A written and/or oral qualifying examination in the spe-
Characterization, thermal stability, and thermal degradation
cialty area (depending upon focus area requirements). See
mechanisms of polymers
the Material Science Program Guidelines for Graduate
Crystal and molecular structure determination by X-ray
Students at http://www.mines.edu/academic/matsci/.
crystallography
Power electronics, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma
x Prepare and submit a thesis and pass a Defense of
material processing
Thesis examination before the Thesis Committee.
Control systems engineering, artificial neural systems for senior
Prerequisites:
data processing, polymer cure monitoring sensors, process
The primary admission requirement for this interdiscipli-
monitoring and control for composites manufacturing
nary program is a Bachelor of Science degree in biological
Heat and mass transfer, materials processing
sciences, physical science, or engineering, equivalent to the
Numerical modeling of particulate media, thermomechanical
degree programs offered at CSM in the following departments:
analysis
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Engineering (mechanical, elec-
Intelligent automated systems, intelligent process control,
trical, or civil), Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and
robotics, artificial neural systems
Materials Engineering, or Physics.
Ceramic processing, modeling of ceramic processing
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Alloy theory, concurrent design, theory-assisted materials
MLGN500. PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND
engineering, electronic structure theory
PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS I A summary of the impor-
Physical metallurgy, Ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems
tant relationships between the processing, microstructure,
Archaeometallurgy, industry and university partnerships
and properties of materials. Topics include electronic struc-
Solidification and near net shape processing
ture and bonding, crystal structures, lattice defects and mass
Chemical processing of materials
transport, glasses, phase transformation, important materials
Processing and characterization of electroceramics (ferro-
processes, and properties including: mechanical and rheo-
electrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, and dielectrics),
logical, electrical conductivity, magnetic, dielectric, optical,
glass-ceramics for electronic and structural applications,
thermal, and chemical. In a given year, one of these topics
thermodynamic modeling of ferroelectrics
will be given special emphasis. Another area of emphasis is
Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to materials
phase equilibria. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor 3 hours
processing and manufacturing, neural networks for process
lecture; 3 semester hours.
modeling and sensor data processing, manufacturing
MLGN501/CHGN580. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
process control
Principles of crystallography and diffraction from materials.
Transformations, microstructure, deformation, fracture
Properties of radiation useful for studying the structure of
Weld metallurgy, materials joining processes
materials. Structure determination methods. Prerequisite:
Welding and joining science
Any Physics III course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Extractive and process metallurgy, electrochemical corrosion,
synthesis of ceramic precursor powders and metal powders
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
Mechanical metallurgy, failure analysis, deformation of
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed
materials, advanced steel coatings
matter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including geo-
Pyrometallurgy, corrosion, materials synthesis, coatings
metrical, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties.
Chemical and physical processing of materials, engineered
Discussion of experimental methods including photon and
materials, materials synthesis
neutron scattering, charge and heat transport, action of simple
Reactive metals Properties and processing of ceramics and
solid state devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and MACS315.
ceramic-metal composites, dielectrics and ferrimagnetics
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502 requires a term
Phase transformations and mechanisms of microstructural
project. PHGN440 ABET classification: 3 hrs. engineering
change, electron microscopy, structure-property relationships
science.
Forging, deformation modeling, high-temperature material
MLGN503/CHGN515. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATE-
behavior
RIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories and
Materials synthesis, interfaces, flocculation, fine particles
calculations and their applications to solids of interest to
Optical properties of materials and interfaces
materials science. The relationship between a material’s
Surface physics, epitaxial growth, interfacial science,
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
adsorption
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
Experimental condensed-matter physics, thermal and electrical
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
properties of materials, superconductivity, photovoltaics
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Mössbauer spectroscopy, ion implantation, small-angle X-ray
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
scattering, semiconductor defects
MLGN504/MTGN555. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAM-
Computational condensed-matter physics, semiconductor
ICS (I) A second course in thermodynamics which applies
alloys, first-principles phonon calculations
chemical thermodynamic principles to phase equilibria, point
Physical vapor deposition, thin films, coatings
defects, surfaces and electrochemistry. The application of
Chemical vapor deposition
thermodynamic principles through Maxwell’s principles will
Bio materials
be extended to a broad range of material properties. Prerequi-
Description of Courses (Interdisciplinary Program)
site: Solid State Thermodynamics I or equivalent. 3 hours
The following courses are considered to be part of the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Materials Science Program. Some have been cross-listed
MLGN505*/MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
between Materials Science and the participating departments/
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
division. Other courses not included may be suitable for
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
inclusion in a graduate program. See the participating depart-
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
ment listings. It should be noted that the course requirement
fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
for graduate-level registration for a MLGN 500-level course
lab; 3*/4 semester hours. * This is a 3 credit-hour graduate-
which is cross-listed with a 400-level course-number, will
course in the Materials Science Program and a 4 credit-hour
include an additional course-component above that required
undergraduate-course in the MTGN program.
for 400-level credit.
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MLGN506/MTGN556. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (II)
and numerical techniques. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
lecture; 3 semester hours.
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
MLGN514. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS AND INSTRU-
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours
MENTATION (S) This course consists of two parts, (i) a
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
series of classes that describe theory of measurements and
MLGN507/PHGN540. CONDENSED MATTER I (I) Prin-
experimental principles and (ii) a series of laboratory visits to
ciples and applications of the quantum theory of electrons
either perform experimental measurements or to see actual
and phonons in solids: structure, symmetry, and bonding;
procedures demonstrated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
electron states and excitations in metals and alloys; transport
1 hour lecture; 2 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
properties; surfaces. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and PHGN440
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
or their equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
MLGN508/PHGN541. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
trons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; transport
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
properties; electron states and excitations in semiconductors
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
and insulators; defects and impurities; amorphous materials;
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
magnetism; superconductivity. Prerequisite: MLGN507/
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
PHGN540. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
MLGN509/CHGN523. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
Dependence on properties of solids on chemical bonding and
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conduc-
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
tors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc-
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
tor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
ALS (I) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
MLGN511. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems. Develop
PROCESSING I (I) Introduction to the kinetics of materials
basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN320
processing, with emphasis on the momentum, heat and mass
or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
transport. Discussion of the basic mechanism of transport in
mester hours. Semester to be offered: Spring
gases, liquids and solids. Prerequisite: MTGN352, MTGN361,
MLGN518/MTGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAM-
MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ICS SYSTEMS (II) Application of one of four component
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
oxide diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
on refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 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-
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
MLGN513. PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATERIALS SCI-
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
ENCE (I) Review the theoretical aspects of various physical
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
phenomena of major importance to materials scientists. De-
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
velop mathematical models from these theories, and con-
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
struct quantitative solution procedures based on analytical
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN520 SPECIAL PROBLEMS May comprise individ-
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
ual and group study. Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
MLGN521. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL PRO-
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
CESSING II (I) Advanced course to address the kinetics of
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
materials processing, with emphasis in those processes that
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
promote phase and structural transformations. Processes that
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
involve precipitation, sintering, oxidation, sol-gel, coating,
and material response in real flow situations are given. Pro-
etc., will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: MLGN511.
cessing operations for polymeric materials will then be ad-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dressed. These include the flow of polymers through circular,
slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing, extru-
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
sion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection mold-
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
ing. Graduate students are required to write a term paper and
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
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 SYNTHE-
PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/PHGN440. 3 hours lec-
SIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macromole-
ture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiving graduate credit will
cules. Various methods of polymerization will be discussed
be required to submit a term paper, in addition to satisfying
with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the syntheses
all of the other requirements of the course.
of different classes of organic and inorganic polymers. Pre-
requisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or consent of
MLGN523/MTGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU-
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
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
the outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interations.
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
are provided, highlighting the application of these techniques
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
to 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 CON-
MLGN526/MTGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOL-
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
OGY An introduction to the science and technology of par-
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
ticulate and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems.
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
Interparticle forces. Aggregation, network formation, perco-
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
lation, and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
mechanical properties. Application to solid-liquid separation
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
operations (filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
ceramics processing. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or
processes. The theory and application of designed experiments
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
will be developed and applied for full factorial experiments,
Spring of odd years only.
fractional factorial experiments, screening experiments,
MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
of designed experiments will be carried out by graphical and
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
statistical techniques. Computer software will be utilized for
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
ture, 3 semester hours.
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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MLGN552/MTGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOS-
MLGN/MTGN570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
ITES I An introduction to the processing, structure, proper-
Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and applications
ties and applications of metal matrix and ceramic matrix
through examination of the physiologic environment in con-
composites. Importance of structure and properties of both
junction with compositional and structural requirements of
the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of reinforce-
tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and applications of
ment utilized, e.g., particulate, short fiber, continuous fiber,
metals, ceramics and polymers, including implants, sensors,
and laminates. Special emphasis will be placed on the devel-
drug delivery, laboratory automation, and tissue engineering
opment of properties such as electrical and thermal will also
are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or equivalent, or in-
be examined. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MTGN311, MTGN348,
structor consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445/MLGN505 or consent
MLGN583/CHGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of odd
OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II) Instrumental
years only)
techniques for the characterization of surfaces of solid mate-
MLGN561 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
rials. Applications of such techniques to polymers, corrosion,
PROCESSING (II) Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer applied
metallurgy, adhesion science, micro-electronics. Methods of
to processing of materials. Rheology of polymers, liquid
analysis discussed: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS),
metal/particles slurries, and particulate solids. Transient flow
auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ion scattering spectroscopy
behavior of these materials in various geometries, including
(ISS), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Rutherford
infiltration of liquids in porous media. Mixing and blending.
backscattering (RBS), scanning and transmission electron
Flow behavior of jets, drainage of films and particle fluidiza-
microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive
tion. Surface-tension-, electromagnetic-, and bubble-driven
X-ray analysis; principles of these methods, quantification,
flows. Heat -transfer behavior in porous bodies applied to
instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in
sintering and solidification of composites. Simultaneous
metallurgy, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or
heat-and-mass-transfer applied to spray drying and drying
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of porous bodies. Prerequisites: ChEN307 or ChEN308
MLGN590. PROCESSING/STRUCTURE/PROPERTY/PER-
or MTGN461 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
FORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS IN MATERIALS DESIGN
3 semester hours
A phenomenological overview of the broad field of materials
MLGN563. POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE,
science. The unifying theme is provided through the relation-
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING/MTGN463. POLYMER
ships between processing-structure-properties and performance
ENGINEERING An introduction to the structure and prop-
that constitute the scientific foundations which facilitate ma-
erties of polymeric materials, their deformation and failure
terials design. These relationships and their applications will
mechanisms, and the design and fabrication of polymeric end
be surveyed across a broad spectrum of materials including
items. The molecular and crystallographic structures of poly-
polymers, metals, ceramics, electronic-materials, composites,
mers will be developed and related to the elastic, viscoelastic,
and biomaterials. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the
yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and reinforced
Materials Science Program or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
polymer composites. Emphasis will be placed on forming
lecture; 3 semester hours (a two-semester course sequence).
techniques for end item fabrication including: extrusion, in-
MLGN591. PERSPECTIVES IN MATERIALS DESIGN
jection molding, reaction injection molding, thermoforming,
An in depth review of the role that processing- structure-
and blow molding. The design of end items will be consid-
property relationships have played in the development of
ered in relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engi-
new and improved materials. Students enrolled in the course
neering, properties, and applications. Prerequisite: MTGN311
are required to independently investigate the development
or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
of a specified material and the contribution that processing-
mester hours
structure-property relationships have provided to its develop-
MLGN565/MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
ment. The investigation to be presented in a document of
CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties
significant technical-merit within a framework that includes
of ceramics and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of
historical perspective as well as identification of future re-
solids; toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high
search-directions for the improvement of the specified mate-
temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
rial. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in the Materials Science
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or con-
Program or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of
hours.
even years only.)
MLGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS Special topic course on a
specific subject defined by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent
of Instructor 1 to 3 hours.
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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. Prerequi-
rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties of
site/Co-requisite: MLGN501, MLGN502, MLGN503,
polymers, polymer forming processes, and electrical proper-
MLGN504, and MLGN511, and MLGN517 or consent of
ties of polymers. Prerequisite: MLGN563 or consent of in-
advisor. 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-
MLGN634. POLYMER SOLUTIONS AND THERMODY-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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
analogs due to the small entropy of mixing associated with
part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 se-
large polymer molecules. This course begins with a discus-
mester hours.
sion of classical thermodynamics and the stability of phases.
MLGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Independent study of
Statistical mechanics and the partition function for an ideal
a 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
leads naturally to the description of dilute solution behavior
MLGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
and its applications. The thermodynamics of concentrated
(I, II) Laboratory for Master’s thesis under supervision of
solutions are then undertaken using Flory-Huggins theory.
graduate student’s advisory committee.
Brownian motion of polymer molecules and the thermody-
MLGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
namics of polymers at interfaces are also covered. Prerequi-
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis under super-
site: 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-
formance are discussed. Thermal effects are then introduced
and the subjects of thermal runaway, thermal instabilities and
multiple steady states are included. Reactive processing,
change in viscosity with the extent of reaction and continu-
ous drag flow reactors are described. Polymer devolatiliza-
tion constitutes the final subject of the class. Prerequisites:
CRGN518 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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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-
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
tion of a satisfactory thesis, and successful oral defense of
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
this thesis. The course work includes the required core
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
curriculum. 12 of the 36 credit hours must be designated for
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
supervised research.
DINESH MEHTA, 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
TRACY CAMP, Associate Professor
required core curriculum.
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Associate Professor
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 72 credit hours beyond
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
the bachelor’s degree. At least 24 of these hours are thesis
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
REINHARD FURRER, Assistant Professor
hours. Doctoral students must pass the comprehensive exami-
QI HAN, Assistant Professor
nation (a qualifying examination and thesis proposal), com-
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
plete a satisfactory thesis, and successfully defend their thesis.
XIAOWEN (JASON) LIU, Assistant Professor
The specific core curriculum requirements can be found
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
in the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
CYNDI RADER, Senior Lecturer
Graduate Student Handbook: Call 303 273-3860; FAX 303
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Lecturer
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
273-3875, or look on the Web at http://www.mines.edu/
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
Academic/macs/Academic_Programs/grad.htm. This hand-
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
book also provides an overview of the programs, require-
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
ments and policies of the department.
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
Prerequisites:
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
Applied Mathematics:
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
Linear algebra
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
Vector calculus
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
Ordinary differential equations
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
Degrees Offered:
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
Master of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
Applied Statistics:
Linear algebra
Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical and Computer
Sciences)
Introduction to probability & statistics
Program Description:
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
There are three areas of concentration within the depart-
Computer Sciences:
ment: applied mathematics, applied statistics, and computer
Science - two semesters
sciences. Since the requirements for these areas vary some-
Mathematics - two semesters of calculus, at least two
what, they are often considered separately in this catalog.
courses from ordinary differential equations, linear algebra,
However, labeling these as distinct areas is not meant to dis-
statistics, discrete mathematics
courage any student from pursuing research involving more
than one. Work in any of these areas can lead to the degree of
Data structures
Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. Applicants to the
A programming language
graduate program need these four items: 1. A statement of
Upper level courses in at least three of software engineer-
purpose (short essay) from the applicant briefly describing
ing, numerical analysis, machine architecture/assembly lan-
background, interests, goals at CSM, career intentions, etc.
guage, comparative languages, analysis of algorithms,
2. The general Graduate Record Examination. 3. B or better
operating systems
average in courses in the major field. 4. B or better overall
undergraduate grade point average.
Fields of Research:
Applied Mathematics:
Computational Methods and Analysis for Wave Phenomena
Classical Scattering Theory
Classical Wave Propagation
Mathematical Methods for Wave Phenomena
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Micro-local Analysis
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
Numerical Analysis
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
Optimal Control
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
Optimization Software
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
Seismic Inverse Methods
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
Symbolic Computing
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
Applied Statistics:
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
Inverse Problems in Statistics
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours
Resampling Methods
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Statistical Genetics
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General
Stochastic Modeling
investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the
Computer Sciences:
first part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
Applied Algorithms and Data Structures
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
Cognitive Modeling
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
Computer Aided Geometric Design
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
Computer Graphics
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and se-
Computer Networks
lected applications presented. Prerequisite: MACS262,
Computer Vision
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Data Mining
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
Image Processing
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
Machine Learning
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
Mathematical Software
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
Mobile Computing and Networking
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
Parallel Computing
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
Scientific Visualization
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
Sensor Networks
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
Simulation
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 LAN-
conditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian
GUAGES (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
historical and technical interest, considered as individual enti-
of 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 splines,
Topics discussed for each language include: history, design,
numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and multivariate
structural organization, data structures, name structures,
quadrature, numerical methods for initial value problems in
control structures, syntactic structures, and implementation
ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on problem solv-
of issues. The primary languages discussed are FORTRAN,
ing using efficient numerical methods in scientific comput-
PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG, PERL. Pre-
ing. Prerequisite: MACS315 and knowledge of computer
requisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
historical perspective. It covers an introduction to the real
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert sys-
numbers, sequences and series and their convergence, real-
tems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture;
valued functions and their continuity and differentiability,
3 semester hours.
sequences of functions and their pointwise and uniform con-
MACS433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
vergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory. Prerequi-
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
site: MACS213 or MACS223 and MACS332. 3 hours
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
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MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
living systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
lecture, 3 semester hours.
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
MACS434. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network-
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
ing as implemented in Java will be discussed. The basics of
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
the Java Virtual Machine will be presented. Prerequisites:
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
MACS261, MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
MACS445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
MACS213 or MACS223. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
MACS435: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
STATISTICS. (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
essential for problems in science and engineering. Topics
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
include sampling distributions, methods of point estimation,
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
methods of interval estimation, significance testing for popu-
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting top-
lation means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regres-
ics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
sion, analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MACS434. 3 hours
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
lecture, 3 semester hours.
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
level computer language/Permission of instructor. 3 hours
MACS438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction
lecture, 3 semester hours.
to stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
physical science, economics, and operations research. Markov
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes,
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by ele-
and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Pre-
mentary functions. Complex integration, power series,
requisite: MACS434. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
calculus of residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite:
MACS315. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
tion, Laplace’s equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315.
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) (WI) Students present
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data structures
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasizing
dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite: Con-
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
sent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) (WI) Students
MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
present topics orally and write research papers using under-
MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
graduate mathematical and computer sciences techniques,
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
emphasizing critical analysis of assumptions and models.
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 hour seminar;
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
1 semester hour.
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS341. 3 hours
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
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will build a computer network from scratch and program
MACS510. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: MACS442
AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (I) Topics to be covered:
or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
basic existence and uniqueness theory, systems of equations,
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I) (WI)
stability, differential inequalities, Poincare-Bendixon theory,
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
linearization. Other topics from: Hamiltonian systems,
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
periodic and almost periodic systems, integral manifolds,
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
Lyapunov functions, bifurcations, homoclinic points and
more than 6 in a degree program.
chaos theory. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MACS332 or
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II) (WI)
Individual investigation under the direction of a department
MACS514. APPLIED MATHEMATICS I (I) The major
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
theme in this course is various non-numerical techniques
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
for dealing with partial differential equations which arise in
more than 6 in a degree program.
science and engineering problems. Topics include transform
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. Prerequi-
and wave theory. Prerequisite: MACS455 or equivalent.
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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.
Graduate Courses
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
500-level and 700-level courses are open to qualified
MACS530. STATISTICAL METHODS I (I) Introduction to
seniors with the permission of the department and Dean of
probability, random variables, and discrete and continuous
Graduate School.
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. Prerequisite: MACS213
change of basis, similarity. Determinants, eigenvalues, multi-
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plicity. Jordan form. Inner products and inner product spaces
MACS531. STATISTICAL METHODS II (II) Continuation
with orthogonality and completeness. Prerequisite: MACS401.
of MACS530. Multiple regression and trend surface analysis.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Analysis of variance. Experimental design (latin squares,
MACS502. REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS (I) Intro-
factorial designs, confounding, fractional replication, etc.)
duction to metric and topological spaces. Lebesgue measure
Nonparametric analysis of variance. Topics selected from
and measurable functions and sets. Types of convergence,
multivariate analysis, sequential analysis or time series analy-
Lebesgue integration and its relation to other integrals. Inte-
sis. Prerequisite: MACS323 or MACS530 or MACS535.
gral convergence theorems. Absolute continuity and related
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
concepts. Prerequisite: MACS401. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
MACS534. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (I) The
ter hours.
basics of probability, fundamental discrete, and continuous
MACS503. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (I) Normed linear
probability distributions, sampling distributions, including
spaces, linear operators on normed linear spaces, Banach
order statistics, and basic limit theorems, including the conti-
spaces, inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases,
nuity theorem and the central limit theorem, are covered. Pre-
duality, orthogonality, adjoint of a linear operator, spectral
requisite: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
analysis of linear operators. Prerequisite: MACS502. 3 hours
hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS535. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II (II) The
MACS506. COMPLEX ANALYSIS II (II) Analytic func-
basics of hypothesis testing using likelihood ratios, point and
tions. Conformal mapping and applications. Analytic contin-
interval estimation, including consistency, efficiency, and
uation. Schlicht functions. Approximation theorems in the
sufficient statistics, and some nonparametric methods are
complex domain. Prerequisite: MACS454. 3 hours lecture;
presented. Prerequisite: MACS534 or equivalent. 3 hours
3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS542. SIMULATION (I) Advanced study of simula-
areas could change with each offering of the class, but would
tion techniques, random number, and variate generation.
include some of the following: VLSI design automation,
Monte Carlo techniques, simulation languages, simulation
computational biology, mobile computing, computer security,
experimental design, variance reduction, and other methods
data compression, web search engines, geographical informa-
of increasing efficiency, practice on actual problems. Offered
tion systems. Prerequisite: MACS406, or consent of instruc-
every other year. Prerequisite: MACS 262 (or equivalent),
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS 323 (or MACS 530 or equivalent), or permission of
MACS563. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AND ENGINEERS (I) Students are taught how to use paral-
MACS550. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL DIF-
lel computing to solve complex scientific problems. They
FERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II) Numerical methods for
learn how to develop parallel programs, how to analyze their
solving partial differential equations. Explicit and implicit
performance, and how to optimize program performance.
finite difference methods; stability, convergence, and con-
The course covers the classification of parallel computers,
sistency. Alternating direction implicit (ADI) methods.
shared memory versus distributed memory machines, soft-
Weighted residual and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
ware issues, and hardware issues in parallel computing. Stu-
MACS315, MACS332, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
dents write programs for state of the art high performance
ture; 3 semester hours.
supercomputers, which are accessed over the network. Pre-
MACS551. COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (II)
requisite: Programming experience in C, consent of instruc-
Numerical analysis of algorithms for solving linear systems
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
of equations, least squares methods, the symmetric eigen-
MACS564 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
problem, singular value decomposition, conjugate gradient
(I) The objective of this class is to gain a detailed under-
iteration. Modification of algorithms to fit the architecture.
standing about the options available to a computer architect
Error analysis, existing software packages. Prerequisites:
when designing a computer system along with quantitative
MACS332, MACS407, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
justifications for the options. All aspects of modern computer
ture; 3 semester hours.
architectures including instruction sets, processor design,
MACS556. MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE
memory system design, storage system design, multiproces-
(I) Case studies of various models from mathematics, the
sors, and software approaches will be discussed. Prerequisite:
sciences and engineering through the use of the symbolic soft-
MACS341, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ware package MATHEMATICA. Based on hands-on projects
ter hours.
dealing with contemporary topics such as number theory, dis-
MACS565. DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS (II)
crete mathematics, complex analysis, special functions, classi-
Introduction to the design and use of distributed computer
cal and quantum mechanics, relativity, dynamical systems,
systems based on networks of workstations and server com-
chaos and fractals, solitons, wavelets, chemical reactions, pop-
puters. Topics include theory, applications, systems and case
ulation dynamics, pollution models, electrical circuits, signal
studies describing current approaches. Prerequisites: Under-
processing, optimization, control theory, and industrial mathe-
graduate machine architecture or consent of instructor.
matics. The course is designed for graduate students and scien-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tists interested in modeling and using symbolic software as a
MACS566. ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT
programming language and a research tool. It is taught in a
(II) Advanced issues in database management, with emphasis
computer laboratory. Prerequisites: Senior undergraduates
on their application to scientific data. Topics to be covered
need consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
include: object-oriented database management, database
MACS561. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COM-
rules, distributed databases, database design, transaction
PUTER SCIENCE (I) Mathematical foundations of com-
management, query optimization, concurrency control, and
puter science. Models of computation, including automata,
management of scientific data. Each student develops a
pushdown automata and Turing machines. Language models,
course project, as a vehicle for exploring and applying a
including alphabets, strings, regular expressions, grammars,
database research issue. Prerequisite: MACS403 or equiva-
and formal languages. Predicate logic. Complexity analysis.
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
MACS567. ADVANCED OBJECT ORIENTED SOFT-
mester hours.
WARE ENGINEERING (II) Advanced software engineering
MACS562 APPLIED ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUC-
concepts, with emphasis on how to develop object-oriented
TURES (II) Industry competitiveness in certain areas is
application programs. The entire software lifecycle is dis-
often based on the use of better algorithms and data struc-
cussed: requirements analysis, program design, implementa-
tures. The objective of this class is to survey some interesting
tion, debugging and testing. Seamless program development
application areas and to understand the core algorithms and
is emphasized, in which the development process is an incre-
data structures that support these applications. Application
mental refinement of a computer model of real-world ob-
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jects. Examples in the course are from scientific application
and sensor networks). In addition, students will program
programs. The object-oriented use of the C++ language is
client/server network applications and simulate a network
taught and used in assignments. Prerequisite: Knowledge of
protocol in a network simulator. Prerequisite: MACS471.
C or C++. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS568. DATA MINING (II) This course is an introduc-
MACS575. MACHINE LEARNING (II) The goal of
tory course in data mining. It covers fundamentals of data
machine learning research is to build computer systems that
mining theories and techniques. We will discuss association
learn from experience and that adapt to their environments.
rule mining and its applications, overview of classification
Machine learning systems do not have to be programmed by
and clustering, data preprocessing, and several application-
humans to solve a problem; instead, they essentially program
specific data mining tasks. We will also discuss practical data
themselves based on examples of how they should behave, or
mining using a data mining software. Project assignments in-
based on trial and error experience trying to solve the prob-
clude implementation of existing data mining algorithms,
lem. This course will focus on the methods that have proven
data mining with or without data mining software, and study
valuable and successful in practical applications. The course
of data mining-related research issues. Prerequisite: MACS262
will also contrast the various methods, with the aim of ex-
or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plaining the situations in which each is most appropriate.
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
MACS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
introductory series of lectures is followed by more in-depth
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
study of current research topics. Depending on a student’s
member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
background, the course project is either a literature survey or
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent
application or exploration of a neural network method of the
Study form must be completed and submitted to the Regis-
student’s choice. Prerequisite: MACS404. 3 hours lecture;
trar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
3 semester hours.
MACS610. ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIFFERENTIAL
MACS571. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) Artificial
EQUATIONS (II) Topics from current research in ordinary
Intelligence (AI) is the subfield of computer science that
and/or partial differential equations; for example, dynamical
studies how to automate tasks for which people currently
systems, advanced asymptotic analysis, nonlinear wave prop-
exhibit superior performance over computers. Historically,
agation, solitons. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
AI has studied problems such as machine learning, language
lecture; 3 semester hours.
understanding, game playing, planning, robotics, and machine
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 integra-
and protocols for emerging networks (e.g., ad hoc networks
tion. Some knowledge of wave propagation: reflection, re-
fraction, diffraction. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MACS650. ADVANCED TOPICS IN NUMERICAL
MACS698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe-
ANALYSIS (II) Topics from the current literature in numeri-
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
cal analysis and/or computational mathematics; for example,
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
advanced finite element method, sparse matrix algorithms,
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
applications of approximation theory, software for initial value
credit hours.
ODE’s, numerical methods for integral equations. Prerequi-
MACS699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MACS660. ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SYS-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
TEMS (II) Topics from the current literature in hardware
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
and software computer systems; for example, user interfaces,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
object oriented software engineering, database management,
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
computer architectures, supercomputing, parallel processing,
MACS701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
distributed processing, and algorithms. Prerequisite: Consent
(I, II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervi-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion of the graduate student’s advisory committee. 6 semester
MACS691. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Presentation of
hours upon completion of thesis. Required of all candidates
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
for the degree of Master of Science.
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi-
MACS703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
nar; 1 semester hour.
OPHY (I, II, S) Preparation of the doctor’s thesis under the
MACS692. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Presentation of
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee. 30
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
semester hours upon completion of thesis.
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi-
MACS705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
nar; 1 semester hour.
OF SCIENCE (I, II, S) Research credit hours required for
MACS693/GPGN551. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
must be carried out under the direct supervision of the gradu-
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
ate student’s faculty advisor.
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
MACS706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
OF PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Research credit hours required
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Sta-
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
tistics estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple
student’s faculty advisor.
suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation,
imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and litho-
logic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent of de-
partment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
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Metallurgical and Materials
Program Requirements:
Engineering
The program requirements for the three graduate degrees
offered by the Department are listed below (for Gradute Cer-
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Professor
tificate Programs, please refer to the section immediately
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
above):
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
Master of Engineering degree: Two tracks are available
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
as follows:
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
II. Undergraduate/graduate program*: i) a minimum of 36
DENNIS W. READEY, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor
total semester hours of acceptable course work; ii) case-
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
independent study course work component cannot exceed
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
12 semester hours; and iii) submittal and presentation,
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
and subsequent acceptance by the Graduate Advisor, of a
Chemical Metallurgy
report which presents the results of a case study or an
CHESTER J. VANTYNE, FIERF Professor
engineering development. (*See pp. 41–42, Combined
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor
Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.)
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
II. Graduate Program: i) a minimum of 36 total semester-
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
hours of acceptable course work; ii) case-/independent-
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
study course-work cannot exceed 12 semester hours; and
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
iii) submittal and presentation, and subsequent acceptance
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
by the Graduate Advisor ,of a report which presents the
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
results of a case study or an engineering development.
Degrees Offered:
Master of Science degree: i) a minimum of 24 semester
Master of Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials
hours of acceptable course work and 12 semester hours of
Engineering)
research credit; and, ii) submittal and successful oral-defense
Master of Science (Metallurgical and Materials
of a thesis, which presents the results of original scientific
Engineering)
research or development.
Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgical and Materials
Doctor of Philosophy degree: i) a minimum of 42 semes-
Engineering)
ter hours of acceptable course work, which may include
Program Description:
course credits (to be approved by the Thesis Committee)
The program of study for the Master or Doctor of Philoso-
presented for the Master’s degree, provided that the degree
phy degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is
was in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or a similar
selected by the student in consultation with her or his advi-
field. However, at least 21 hours of acceptable course work
sor, and with the approval of the Thesis Committee. The pro-
must be taken at the Colorado School of Mines; ii) 30 semes-
gram can be tailored within the framework of the regulations
ter hours of research credit; iii) a minimum of 12 semester
of the Graduate School to match the student’s interests while
hours of acceptable course work in a minor field of study; iv)
maintaining the main theme of materials engineering and
a passing grade on written and oral examinations for the pur-
processing. There are three Areas of Specialization within the
pose of determining that adequate preparation and the ability
Department: Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy; Physico-
to conduct high-quality, independent research have been
chemical Processing of Materials; and, Ceramic Engineering.
achieved; and, v) submittal and successful defense of a thesis,
which presents the results of original scientific research or
The Department is home to five research centers: the Ad-
development.
vanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory, the
Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center;
Notes: a) The minor may include course work in depart-
the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics; the Center for
ments outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Welding and Joining Research; and, the Kroll Institute for
Department, or from one of the Areas of Specialization
Extractive Metallurgy. A Graduate Certificate is offered by
within the Department, different from that selected by the
each Department Center – the program requirements are as
student as his/her major option. The minor must be approved
described in the “Graduate Degrees and Other Requirements”
by the student’s Doctoral Committee and the committee
section of this Bulletin.
member delegated to represent the Minor Department.
b) The examinations under iv) are specific to the student’s
declared Area of Specialization, and consist of a written and
oral component. The written examinations consist of a general
topics examination and an area-of-specialization examination.
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The oral examination consists of responses by the student to
Thin film/coating, processing, and characterization
questions on the background, rationale and fundamentals re-
Environmentally benign materials processes
lated to the student’s proposed research. A written document
Semiconductor materials
summarizing the student’s proposed research is presented to the
Powder metallurgy
Examining Committee (different from the Thesis Committee)
Aerospace structural materials
prior to this event. The student delivers an oral presentation,
Failure analysis and fracture mechanics of materials
reviewing the document at the start of the (oral) examination.
Forming of metals and other materials
There is a standing schedule to offer the examinations during
Fatigue of materials
the last four to five weeks of the Spring and Fall semesters.
Description of Courses
However, intent to take the examinations must be declared
Undergraduate Courses
within the first month of the intended semester.
Although there is no formal seminar-course requirement,
A maximum of nine hours of 400-level credits, with the
graduate students, both Master and Doctoral candidates, as
approval of the Thesis Committee, may be applied towards
part of their professional development, are required to attend
the course-work requirement for a Master’s degree.
the Department seminars scheduled on Thursdays during the
MTGN412/MLGN512.CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
Fall and Spring semesters.
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
Prerequisites:
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
The entering graduate-student in the Department of Metal-
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cermets.
lurgical and Materials Engineering must have completed an
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
undergraduate program equivalent to that required for the
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
B.S. degree in: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Materials Science or a related field. This should have included
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
a background in science fundamentals and engineering prin-
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
ciples. A student, who possesses this background but has not
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw mate-
taken specific undergraduate-courses in Metallurgical and
rials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal process-
Materials Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these course
ing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be covered.
deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study.
Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
Fields of Research:
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
Synthesis, processing, and characterization of photovoltaic
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufac-
materials
turing operations are included. Prerequisites: MTGN272,
Optical phenomena of interfaces and composites
MTGN311, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or Consent of the
High-Tc superconductors
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Dielectrics and piezoelectrics
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
Glasses and crystallizable glasses for electronics
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
Ferroelectrics and ferroelectric thin films
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materials
Porous ceramics and ceramic fibers
as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
Combustion synthesis of advanced materials
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
Welding and joining of metals and dissimilar materials
will be discussed, along with the functions, performance re-
including ceramics and composites
quirements, and testing methods of materials for each type of
Laser Processing of Materials
circuit component. The general topics covered are conduc-
Physical metallurgy
tors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, mag-
Mechanical metallurgy
netic materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisite: PHGN200,
Processing microstructure, and properties of advanced steels
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or Con-
Oxidation and corrosion of metals and ceramics
sent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Interfacial phenomena
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
Surface characterization of materials
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
Composite materials
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
Preparation of ceramic powders
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
Pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgy
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
Processing of industrial wastes
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
Plasma synthesis and processing
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
Computer simulation techniques for design of new high
or MLGN501, MTGN412 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
performance materials
lecture, 3 semester hours.
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MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
zation. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
economic considerations. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours
grams for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in
lecture; 3 semester hours.
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: Consent
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY
of Instructor. 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
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
formation, structure, crystallization, and properties will be
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
tions, manufacturing processes, and applications. Prerequi-
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
surveys. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or Consent of Instructor.
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design, and man-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN424
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
processes for metal extraction and refining using classical
LABORATORY (II) Projects designed to supplement the
and direct-search optimization methods and classical process
lectures in MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or Consent
control with the aid of chemical functions and thermody-
of Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
namic transfer operations. Examples from physicochemical
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
and physical metallurgy processes. Co-erequisite: MTGN438
Examination of the interface between metallurgical process
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, efflu-
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
ents and their point sources in metallurgical processes such
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
as mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of metallurgical
MTGN436. Co-requisite: MTGN436 or Consent of
unit operations and unit processes with those applicable to
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
waste and effluent control, disposal and materials recycling
MTGN442. ALLOY AND PHASE STABILITY (II) Phase
are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost com-
equilibrium of solid solutions, primary and intermediate
ponents are also included for selected examples. Fundamen-
phases, binary and ternary phase equilibrium diagrams,
tals and applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites:
multicomponent systems. Phase transformations in ferrous
MTGN334 or 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
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
irons, stainless steels, and tool steels. Prerequisite: MTGN348
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
mester hours.
fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY (I)
testing techniques to illustrate the application of the funda-
Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction
mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours. *A 3
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hyrdometallurgy,
semester-hour graduate-course in the Materials Science
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hour undergraduate-course
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequisite:
in the MTGN program.
MTGN334, MTGN351, MTGN461. Co-requisite: MTGN433
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
or Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
fining of metals including emergent practices. Modifications
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
driven by environmental regulations and by energy minimi-
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
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charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
based on the required balance of the conserved-quantity ap-
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac-
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and statistical
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimension-
techniques. Introduction to computer software for statistical
less correlations - friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coeffi-
process control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
cients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
behavior in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous-
ter hours
Flow/Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Flow Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
metallurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to:
rosion protection including cathodic and anodic protection
Tutorials/Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of
and coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
concepts related to selected topics; and, Projects with the
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours
primary focus on the operating principles and use of modern
lecture; 3 semester hours
electronic instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale
systems in conjunction with correlation and prediction
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
strategies for analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315,
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
MTGN351 and MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
3 semester hours.
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN272, MTGN311, MTGN348,
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites.
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end item
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packaging
design of end items will be considered in relation to: materi-
techniques and the processes and principles involved. Prereq-
als selection, manufacturing engineering, properties, and
uisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
lecture; 3 semester hours.
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction to
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of forg-
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
ing, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet metal forming.
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequi-
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
sites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390. 2 hours lec-
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
ture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
MTGN466. DESIGN: SELECTION AND USE OF MATE-
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
RIALS (II) Selection of alloys for specific applications, de-
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
signing for corrosion resistant service, concept of passivity,
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
designing for wear resistant service, designing for high tem-
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
perature service and designing for high strength/weight appli-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
cations. Introduction to the aluminum, copper, nickel, cobalt,
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
stainless steel, cast irons, titanium and refractory metal alloy-
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
systems. Coating science and selection. Prerequisite:
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
MTGN348. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
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transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
years only.)
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
MTGN516. MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC SYS-
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
TEMS (II) Analysis of the chemical and physical processes
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
controlling microstructure development in ceramic systems.
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
Development of the glassy phase in ceramic systems and the
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
resulting properties. Relationship of microstructure to chem-
MTGN475. Co-requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
ical, electrical, and mechanical properties of ceramics.
hour.
Application to strengthening and toughening in ceramic
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
composite system. Prerequisite: Graduate status or Consent
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
even years only.)
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
MTGN517. REFRACTORIES (I) The manufacture, testing,
offered only once. . Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
and use of basic, neutral, acid, and specialty refractories are
3 semester hours.
presented. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship be-
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
tween physical properties of the various refractories and their
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
uses in the metallurgical industry. Prerequisite: Consent of
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
work. Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
MTGN518/MLGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMIC
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
SYSTEMS (II) Application of one to four component oxide
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis on
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
1 to 3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
Graduate Courses
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
Most courses are offered once every two years. However,
MTGN523/MLGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU-
those courses offered for which fewer than five students have
TION CHEMISTRY (II) Solution and surface chemistry of
registered may be cancelled that semester. Courses at the
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Pre-
500-level are open to qualified seniors with approval of the
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Department and the Dean of the Graduate School. Courses at
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
the 600-level are open only to graduate students in good
MTGN526/MLGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
standing. A two-year course-schedule is available in the De-
An introduction to the science and technology of particulate
partment office.
and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems. Inter-
MTGN511. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERI-
particle forces. Aggregation, network formation, percolation,
ALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (I) Independent ad-
and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and mechanical
vanced work, not leading to a thesis. This may take the form
properties. Application to solid-liquid separation operations
of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Selection of as-
(filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to ceramics
signment is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
processing. Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
consent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
odd years only.)
MTGN512. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERI-
MTGN527/ESGN562. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
ALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (II) Continuation of
AND RECYCLING (II) Industrial case-studies, on the ap-
MTGN511. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of
plication of engineering principles to minimize waste forma-
faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
tion and to meet solid waste recycling challenges. Proven and
MTGN514. DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT
emerging solutions to solid waste environmental problems, es-
PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS (I) Ceramic materi-
pecially those associated with metals. Prerequisites: ESGN500
als science in the area of structural imperfections, their chem-
and ESGN504 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
istry, and their relation to mass and charge transport; defects
mester hours.
and diffusion, sintering, and grain growth with particular em-
MTGN529. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
phasis on the relation of fundamental transport phenomena to
Effluents, wastes, and their point sources associated with
sintering and microstructure development and control. Pre-
metallurgical processes, such as mineral concentration and
requisites: DCGN209 or MTGN351; MT311 or Consent of
values extraction—providing for an interface between metal-
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MTGN537. ELECTROMETALLURGY (II) Electrochemi-
ing areas. Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and
cal nature of metallurgical processes. Kinetics of electrode
unit processes, applied to waste and effluents control, re-
reactions. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction. Complex
cycling, and waste disposal. Examples which incorporate
electrode reactions. Mixed potential systems. Cell design and
engineering design and cost components are included. Pre-
optimization of electrometallurgical processes. Batteries and
requisites: MTGN334 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
fuel cells. Some aspects of corrosion. Prerequisite: Consent
ture; 3 semester hours.
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
MTGN530. ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING (I)
even years only.)
Physicochemical principles of gas-slag-metal reactions
MTGN538. HYDROMETALLURGY (II) Kinetics of liq-
applied to the reduction of iron ore concentrates and to the
uid-solid reactions. Theory of uniformly accessible surfaces.
refining of liquid iron to steel. The role of these reactions in
Hydrometallurgy of sulfide and oxides. Cementation and
reactor design—blast furnace and direct iron smelting fur-
hydrogen reduction. Ion exchange and solvent extraction.
nace, pneumatic steelmaking furnace, refining slags, deoxi-
Physicochemical phenomena at high pressures. Microbiolog-
dation and degassing, ladle metallurgy, alloying, and
ical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
continuous casting of steel. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
MTGN351 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
MTGN539. PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING
mester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
REACTOR DESIGN (II) Review of reactor types and ideal-
MTGN531. THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGI-
ized design equations for isothermal conditions. Residence
CAL AND MATERIALS PROCESSING (I) Application of
time functions for nonreacting and reacting species and its
thermodynamics to the processing of metals and materials,
relevance to process control. Selection of reactor type for a
with emphasis on the use of thermodynamics in the develop-
given application. Reversible and irreversible reactions in
ment and optimization of processing systems. Focus areas
CSTR’s under nonisothermal conditions. Heat and mass
will include entropy and enthalpy, reaction equilibrium, solu-
transfer considerations and kinetics of gas-solid reactions
tion thermodynamics, methods for analysis and correlation of
applied to fluo-solids type reactors. Reactions in packed
thermodynamics data, thermodynamic analysis of phase dia-
beds. Scale up and design of experiments. Brief introduction
grams, thermodynamics of surfaces, thermodynamics of de-
into drying, crystallization, and bacterial processes. Exam-
fect structures, and irreversible thermodynamics. Attention
ples will be taken from current metallurgical practice. Pre-
will be given to experimental methods for the measurement
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
of thermodynamic quantities. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN541. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS (I)
MTGN534. CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOP-
Electron theory of metals. Classical and quantum-mechanical
MENT A study of the steps required for development of a
free electron theory. Electrical and thermal conductivity,
mineral recovery process. Technical, economic, and human
thermoelectric effects, theory of magnetism, specific heat,
factors involved in bringing a process concept into commer-
diffusion, and reaction rates. Prerequisite: MTGN445.
cial production. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN542. ALLOYING THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND
MTGN535. PYROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II)
PHASE STABILITY (II) Empirical rules and theories relat-
Detailed study of a selected few processes, illustrating the
ing to alloy formation. Various alloy phases and constituents
application of the principles of physical chemistry (both
which result when metals are alloyed and examined in detail.
thermodynamics and kinetics) and chemical engineering
Current information on solid solutions, intermetallic com-
(heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, plant design, fuel technol-
pounds, eutectics, liquid immiscibility. Prerequisite: MTGN445
ogy, etc.) to process development. Prerequisite: Consent of
or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN543. THEORY OF DISLOCATIONS (I) Stress field
MTGN536. OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF METAL-
around dislocation, forces on dislocations, dislocation reac-
LURGICAL SYSTEMS Application of modern optimiza-
tions, dislocation multiplication, image forces, interaction with
tion and control theory to the analysis of specific systems in
point defects, interpretation of macroscopic behavior in light
extractive metallurgy and mineral processing. Mathematical
of dislocation mechanisms. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
modeling, linear control analysis, dynamic response, and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
indirect optimum seeking techniques applied to the process
MTGN544. FORGING AND DEFORMATION MODEL-
analysis of grinding, screening, filtration, leaching, precipita-
ING (I) Examination of the forging process for the fabri-
tion of metals from solution, and blast furnace reduction of
cation of metal components. Techniques used to model
metals. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
deformation processes including slab equilibrium, slip line,
3 semester hours.
upper bound and finite element methods. Application of
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these techniques to specific aspects of forging and metal
control of synthesis and processing parameters. Other physi-
forming processes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
cal properties such as electrical and thermal will also be ex-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
amined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*: MTGN352, MTGN445/
MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I) Basic fracture
MLGN505*; or, Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
mechanics as applied to engineering materials, S-N curves,
mester hours. (Summer of even years only.)
the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress
MTGN553. STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS (II)
effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack
Strain hardening in polycrystalline materials, dislocation
propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
interactions, effect of grain boundaries on strength, solid
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
solution hardening, martensitic transformations, precipitation
MTGN546. CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE MATE-
hardening, point defects. Prerequisite: MTGN543 or concur-
RIALS (II) Mathematical description of creep process.
rent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;3 semester hours. (Spring of
Mathematical methods of extrapolation of creep data. Micro-
even years only.)
mechanisms of creep deformation, including dislocation
MTGN554. OXIDATION OF METALS (II) Kinetics of oxi-
glide and grain boundary sliding. Study of various high tem-
dation. The nature of the oxide film. Transport in oxides.
perature materials, including iron, nickel, and cobalt base
Mechanisms of oxidation. The Oxidation protection of high-
alloys and refractory metals, and ceramics. Emphasis on
temperature metal systems. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
phase transformations and microstructure-property relation-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years
ships. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
only.)
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
MTGN555/MLGN504. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAM-
MTGN547. PHASE EQUILIBRIUM IN MATERIALS
ICS (I) Thermodynamics applied to solid state reactions,
SYSTEMS (I) Phase equilibrium of uniary, binary, ternary,
binary and ternary phase diagrams, point, line and planar de-
and multicomponent systems, microstructure interpretation,
fects, interfaces, and electrochemical concepts. Prerequisite:
pressure-temperature diagrams, determination of phase dia-
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
grams. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
MTGN556/MLGN506. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (I)
3 semester hours.
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
MTGN548. TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS (I) Sur-
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
face and interfacial phenomena, order of transformation,
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
grain growth, recovery, recrystallization, solidification, phase
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
transformation in solids, precipitation hardening, spinoidal
MTGN557. SOLIDIFICATION (I) Heat flow and fluid flow
decomposition, martensitic transformation, gas metal reac-
in solidification, thermodynamics of solidification, nuclea-
tions. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
tion and interface kinetics, grain refining, crystal and grain
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
growth, constitutional supercooling, eutectic growth, solidifi-
MTGN549. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FERROUS
cation of castings and ingots, segregation, and porosity. Pre-
ALLOYS (I) Development and review of solid state trans-
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
formations and strengthening mechanisms in ferrous alloys.
hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
Application of these principles to the development of new
MTGN558. MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING
alloys and processes such as high strength low alloy steels,
PROCESSES Theory and practice of management of manu-
high temperature alloys, maraging steels, and case hardening
facturing operations. Topics include inventory control models;
processes. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
factory dynamics and flow-through manufacturing processes;
ter hours.
application of Little’s Queueing Law to relate cycle time,
MTGN551. ADVANCED CORROSION ENGINEERING
throughput and work-in-process; influence of variability on
(I) Advanced topics in corrosion engineering. Case studies
utilization and process flow; bottleneck planning and the in-
and industrial application. Special forms of corrosion. Ad-
fluence of bottleneck constraints on cycle time, throughput
vanced measurement techniques. Prerequisite: MTGN451.
and work-in-process; batching laws; application of queueing
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
network theory for process analysis and optimization; shop-
MTGN552/MLGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOS-
floor control and constant work-in-process control systems.
ITES Introduction to the processing, structure, properties
Application of the principles of manufacturing management
and applications of metal matrix and ceramic matrix compos-
to processes such as casting and molding, forming, machin-
ites. Importance of structure and properties of both the matrix
ing and finishing, joining, coating, electronic manufacturing,
and the reinforcement and the types of reinforcement utilized—
inspection and quality control, logistic processes, and service
particulate, short fiber, continuous fiber, and laminates. Em-
processes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
phasis on the development of mechanical properties through
3 semester hours.
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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 queuing systems such as those
through examination of the physiologic environment in con-
encountered in manufacturing systems and service opera-
junction with compositional and structural requirements of
tions. Topics include generation of random numbers and ran-
tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and applications of
dom variates, discrete and continuous statistical distributions
metals, ceramics and polymers, including implants, sensors,
used for simulation, simulation dynamics, queuing systems,
drug delivery, laboratory automation, and tissue engineering
statistical analysis of simulation output, entity transfer, con-
are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or equivalent, or
veyors, batching, statistical analysis of simulation output, and
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
termination of simulation models. Commercial computer-
MTGN571. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGI-
based simulation-package to provide the experience and
NEERING LABORATORY Basic instruction in advanced
background necessary to build and analyze models of manu-
equipment and techniques in the field of extraction, mechani-
facturing and service operations such as ferrous and nonfer-
cal or physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Selection and Con-
rous alloy production, ceramic materials production, casting
sent of Instructor. 3 to 9 hours lab ; 1 to 3 semester hours.
and molding, forming, machining and finishing, joining,
coating, electronic manufacturing, inspection and quality
MTGN580. ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY (II)
control, logistic processes, and service processes. Prerequi-
Weldability, defects, phase transformations, heat flow, pre-
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
heat treatment, post-heat treatment, heat affected zone,
microstructure, and properties. Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN560. ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURES
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even
(II) Applications of the principles of physical and mechani-
years only.)
cal metallurgy to the analysis of metallurgical failures.
Nondestructive testing. Fractography. Case study analysis.
MTGN581. WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTERAC-
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
TIVE CONTROLS (I) The science of welding heat sources
ter hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, electron beam and
laser. The interaction of the heat source with the workpiece
MTGN561. PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS
will be explored and special emphasis will be given to using
FOR AEROSPACE (I) Review of current developments in
this knowledge for automatic control of the welding process.
aerospace materials with particular attention paid to titanium
Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of Instructor. 3
alloys, aluminum alloys, and metal-matrix composites. Em-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
phasis is on phase equilibria, phase transformations, and
microstructure-property relationships. Concepts of innova-
MTGN582. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED
tive processing and microstructural alloy design are included
JOINTS (II) Mechanical metallurgy of heterogeneous sys-
where appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3
tems, shrinkage, distortion, cracking, residual stresses, me-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
chanical testing of joints, size effects, joint design, transition
temperature, fracture. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3
MTGN564 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF MATERIAL
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
BEHAVIOR (I) Examination of various constitutive models
which are used to characterize material behavior. Models for
MTGN583. PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TEST-
elastic behavior, strain hardening, strain-rate hardening,
ING AND EVALUATION (I) Introduction to testing meth-
creep, viscoplastic, cyclical hardening and nonisothermal
ods; basic physical principles of acoustics, radiography, and
behavior will be discussed. Experimental methods and data
electromagnetism; statistical and risk analysis; fracture me-
analysis to determine various constitutive parameters will be
chanics concepts; design decision making, limitations and
described. Incorporation of these models in computer codes,
applications of processes; fitness-for- service evaluations.
especially finite element analyses. . Prerequisite: Consent of
Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of Instructor. 3
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
years only.)
MTGN584. NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES (II)
MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
Joining processes for which the base materials are not
AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties of ceramics
melted. Brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding, explosive
and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of solids;
bonding, and adhesive bonding processes. Theoretical as-
toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high temper-
pects of these processes, as well as the influence of process
ature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep deforma-
parameters. Special emphasis to the joining of dissimilar ma-
tion. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or Consent of
terials using these processes. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
years only.)
years only.)
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MTGN586. DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MTGN461or equiv-
ASSEMBLIES Introduction to the concepts and analytical
alent, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
practice of designing weldments. Designing for impact,
hours.
fatigue, and torsional loading. Designing of weldments using
MTGN671 ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY (I)
overmatching and undermatching criteria. Analysis of com-
Experimental and analytical research in the fields of produc-
bined stresses. Designing of compression members, column
tion, mechanical, chemical, and/or physical metallurgy.
bases and splices. Designing of built-up columns, welded
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours;
plate cylinders, beam-to-column connections, and trusses.
3 semester hours.
Designing for tubular construction. Weld distortion and
residual stresses. Joint design. Process consideration in weld
MTGN672. ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY
design. Welding codes and specifications. Estimation of
(II) Continuation of MTGN671. 1 to 3 semester hours.
welding costs. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MACS315 or
MTGN696/MLGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
equivalent, EGGN320 or equivalent, MTGN475 or Consent
(II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and chemistry
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
underlying the control of deposition processes for thin films
odd years only.)
for a variety of applications—wear resistance, corrosion/
MTGN587. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING
oxidation resistance, decorative coatings, electronic and
AND JOINING PROCESSES (I) Introduction to arc
magnetic. Emphasis on the vapor deposition process varia-
physics, fluid flow in the plasma, behavior of high pressure
bles rather than the structure and properties of the deposited
plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, energy generation
film. Prerequisites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or equivalent
and temperature distribution in the plasma, arc stability, metal
courses or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
transfer across arc, electron beam welding processes, keyhole
hours. (Summer of odd years only.)
phenomena. Ohmic welding processes, high frequency weld-
MTGN697. MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF
ing, weld pool phenomena. Development of relationships be-
COATINGS AND THIN FILMS (I) Introduction to aqueous
tween physics concepts and the behavior of specific welding
and non-aqueous chemistry for the preparation of an effec-
and joining processes. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PHGN300,
tive electrolyte; for interpretation of electrochemical princi-
MACS315, MTGN475, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
ples associated with electrodeposition; surface science to
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
describe surface structure and transport; interphasial structure
MTGN591. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
including space charge and double layer concepts; nucleation
PROCESSES (I) Introduction to plasma physics, behavior of
concepts applied to electrodeposition; electrocrystallization
low pressure plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, glow
including growth concepts; factors affecting morphology and
discharge phenomena, glow discharge sputtering, magnetron
kinetics; co-deposition of non-Brownian particles; pulse
plasma deposition, ion beam deposition, cathodic arc evapora-
electrodeposition; electrodeposition parameters and control;
tion, electron beam and laser coating processes. Development
physical metallurgy of electrodeposits; and, principles asso-
of relationships between physics concepts and the behavior
ciated with vacuum evaporation and sputter deposition.
of specific coating processes. Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
Factors affecting microstructural evolution of vacuum and
PHGN300, MACS315, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
sputtered deposits; nucleation of vapor and sputtered deposits;
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
modeling of matter-energy interactions during co-deposition;
and, Thornton’s model for coating growth. Prerequisite/
MTGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
co-requisite: MACS315, MTGN351, MTGN352, or Consent
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
special topics course. Topics chosen according to special
even years only.)
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is
generally offered only once.. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
MTGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
structor. Variable hours lecture/lab; 1 to 6 semester hours.
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
MTGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
semester hours per semester.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
MTGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
MTGN631. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN METALLUR-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
GICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS Physical principles
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Application to the
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
analysis of extraction metallurgy and other physicochemical
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MTGN70l. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
Mining Engineering
(I, II) Master’s thesis supervision by advisor in collaboration
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
with the Thesis Committee.
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
MTGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
UGUR OZBAY, Professor
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
OPHY (I, II) Doctoral thesis supervision by advisor in col-
Institute
laboration with the Thesis Committee.
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
MTGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours re-
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
quired for completion of the degree Master of Engineering.
BAKI YARAR, Professor Emeritus
Engineering design under the direct supervision of the fac-
MANOHAR ARORA, Adjunct Associate Professor
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
ulty advisor.
MTGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Degrees Offered:
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
Master of Engineering (Engineer of Mines)
of the degree Master of Science. Research under the direct
Master of Science (Mining and Earth Systems Engineering)
supervision of the faculty advisor.
Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Earth Systems
MTGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Engineering)
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Program Description:
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research under
The program has two distinctive, but inherently inter-
the direct supervision of the faculty advisor.
woven specialties.
The Mining Engineering area or specialty is predomi-
nantly for mining engineers and it is directed towards the
traditional mining engineering fields. Graduate work is nor-
mally centered around subject areas such as mine planning
and development, computer aided mine design, rock mechan-
ics, operations research applied to the mineral industry, mine
mechanization, mine evaluation, finance and management
and similar mining engineering topics.
The Earth Systems Engineering area or specialty is
designed to be distinctly interdisciplinary by merging the
mining engineering fundamentals with civil, geotechnical,
environmental or other engineering into advanced study tracks
in earth systems, rock mechanics and earth structural systems,
underground excavation, and construction systems. This
specialty is open for engineers with different sub-disciplinary
backgrounds, but interested in working and/or considering
performing research in mining, tunneling, excavation and
underground construction areas.
Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas
such as site characterization, environmental aspects, under-
ground construction and tunneling (including microtunneling),
excavation methods and equipment, mechanization of mines
and underground construction, environmental and manage-
ment aspects, modeling and design in geoengineering.
Program Requirements:
The Master of Science degree in Mining and Earth Systems
Engineering has two options available. Master of Science -
Thesis and Master of Science - Non-Thesis. Thesis Option re-
quires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course work
and 12 semester credits of research, approved by student’s
graduate committee, plus a master’s thesis. The Master of Sci-
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ence - Non-Thesis option must complete a minimum of 36
Advanced Integrated Mining Systems Incorporating Mine
credit hours of course work of which 6 credit hours may be
Mechanization and Mechanical Mining Systems
applied towards the analytical report writing, if required.
Underground Excavation (Tunneling) and Construction
The Master of Engineering degree (Engineer of Mines)
Site Characterization and Geotechnical Investigations,
in Mining Engineering includes all the requirements for the
Modeling and Design in Geoengineering.
M.S. degree, with the sole exception that an “engineering
Rock Fragmentation
report” is required rather than a Master’s Thesis.
Mineral Processing, Communition, Separation Technology
Bulk Material Handling
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mining and Earth
Systems Engineering requires a total of 72 credit hours,
Description of Courses
beyond the bachelor’s degree of which research shall be no
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
fewer than 24 credit hours. The usual departmental require-
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
ment is a minimum of 48 credit hours of course work and 24
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
credit hours for research. The thesis must be successfully de-
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
fended before a doctoral committee.
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites:
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
Students entering a graduate program for the master’s or
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
doctor’s degree are expected to have had much the same
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
undergraduate training as that required at Colorado School of
Underground mining sections include design of coal and hard
Mines in mining, if they are interested in the traditional mining
rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive ore
specialty. Students interested in the Earth Systems engineering
bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
specialty with different engineering sub-disciplinary background
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
may also require special mining engineering subjects depend-
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
ing upon their graduate program. Deficiencies if any, will be
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes exca-
determined by the Department of Mining Engineering on the
vated in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic ap-
basis of students’ education, experience, and graduate study.
proaches to design of slopes, and remedial measures for
slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent.
For specific information on prerequisites, students are
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
encouraged to refer to a copy of the Mining Engineering
Department’s Departmental Guidelines and Regulations for
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
Graduate Students, available from the Mining Engineering
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
Department.
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
Required Curriculum:
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
Graduate students, depending upon their specialty and
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
background may be required to complete two of the three core
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
courses listed below during their program of study at CSM.
support types and selection of support for underground exca-
These courses are:
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tun-
MNGN508. Advanced Rock Mechanics
nels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
MNGN512 - Surface Mine Design
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN516 - Underground Mining
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
In addition, all full-time graduate students are required to
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
register for and attend MNGN625 - Graduate Mining Semi-
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
nar each semester while in residence, except in the case of
applications to surface and underground excavation. Prerequi-
scheduling conflicts with other course(s) approved by the
site: DCGN241, concurrent enrollment or instructor’s con-
thesis advisor.
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC-
Fields of Research:
TION Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
The Mining Engineering Department focuses on the fol-
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
lowing fundamental areas:
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Stability of Under-
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
ground Openings
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
Computerized Mine Design and Related Applications (in-
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre-
cluding Geostatistical Modeling)
requisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instructor’s consent.
3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
ria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
Successful implementation and management of surface and
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN Analysis of mine plant
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling, de-
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
watering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material handling
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429. 3
MNGN314 or consent of lecturer. 0 hours lecture, 3 hours
hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lab; 1 semester hour.
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displace-
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
ments induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
situ stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre-
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s consent. 3 hours
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and broken
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting design
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite, metallic
mentals to applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite:
and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite: MNGN321,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
concurrent enrollment or instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
3 semester hours.
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
operations. Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent course in
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
statistics; senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also cov-
lab; 3 semester hours.
ered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations of
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con-
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments to
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Corequisite: MNGN421
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of sys-
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
tems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, 371 and MNGN314 or instruc-
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
tor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, 321, 414,
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
EGGN329 and DCGN381 or EGGN384. Concurrent enroll-
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment crite-
ment with the consent of instructor permitted. 3 hours lec-
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elementary
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
probability theory and its applications in engineering and sci-
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
ences; discrete and continuous probability distributions; param-
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
eter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression; spatial
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MACS112.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Graduate Courses
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with per-
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
Graduate School.
engineering and science applications as they apply to indus-
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
MNGN501. REGULATORY MINING LAWS AND CON-
MNGN 333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
TRACTS (I) Basic fundamentals of engineering law, regula-
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
tions of federal and state laws pertaining to the mineral
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
industry and environment control. Basic concepts of mining
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
contracts. Offered in even numbered years. Prerequisite:
tation will demonstrate student’s progress.
Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered in even years.
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
MNGN505. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
Rock mass classification and strength determinatiosn, geo-
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
Underground mining sections include design of coal and hard
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive ore
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
terming physical properties required for slope design. Appli-
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
cation of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent. 3 hours lec-
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
ture; 3 semester hours
lecture. 3 hours semester hours.
MNGN506. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDER-
MNGN460 INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
GROUND EXCAVATIONS Design of underground exca-
This course describes the engineering principles and practices
vations and support. Analysis of stress and rock mass
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement
deformations around excavations using analytical and
and aggregate industries. The course will cover resource defi-
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and processing
of in situ and laboratory data for excavation design. Use of
of minerals for cement and aggregate production. Permitting
rock mass rating systems for site characterization and exca-
issues and reclamation, particle sizing and environmental
vation design. Study of support types and selection of sup-
practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
port for underground excavations. Use of numerical models
MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or consent of instructor.
for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered in odd years.
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MNGN507. ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING (I)
and path finding. Prerequisite: MACS404 or consent of in-
An advanced study of the theories of rock penetration includ-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
ing percussion, rotary, and rotary percussion drilling. Rock
years.
fragmentation including explosives and the theories of blast-
MNGN515. MINE MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMATION
ing rock. Application of theory to drilling and blasting prac-
This course will provide an in-depth study of the current state
tice at mines, pits, and quarries. Prerequisite: MNGN407.
of the art and future trends in mine mechanization and mine
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
automation systems for both surface and underground min-
MNGN508. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
ing, review the infrastructure required to support mine auto-
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displace-
mation, and analyze the potential economic and health and
ments induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-
safety benefits. Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN314,
situ stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
MNGN316, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
lab; 3 semester hours. Fall of odd years.
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
MNGN516. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN Selection,
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
design, and development of most suitable underground
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s consent. 3 hours
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates. Pre-
MNGN511. MINING INVESTIGATIONS (I, II) Investi-
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
gational problems associated with any important aspect of
semester hours.
mining. Choice of problem is arranged between student and
MNGN517. ADVANCED UNDERGROUND MINING (II)
instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture, con-
Review and evaluation of new developments in advanced
sultation, lab, and assigned reading; 2 to 4 semester hours.
underground mining systems to achieve improved productiv-
MNGN512. SURFACE MINE DESIGN Analysis of ele-
ity and reduced costs. The major topics covered include:
ments of surface mine operation and design of surface min-
mechanical excavation techniques for mine development and
ing system components with emphasis on minimization of
production, new haulage and vertical conveyance systems,
adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient
advanced ground support and roof control methods, mine
use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
automation and monitoring, new mining systems and future
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and
trends in automated, high productivity mining schemes. Pre-
long-range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost
requisite: Underground Mine Design (e.g., MNGN314).
estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
MNGN518. ADVANCED BULK UNDERGROUND MIN-
MNGN513 ADVANCED SURFACE MINE DESIGN (II)
ING TECHNIQUES This course will provide advanced
This course introduces students to alternative open pit plan-
knowledge and understanding of the current state-of-the-art
ning and design concepts. Course emphasis is on optimiza-
in design, development, and production in underground hard
tion aspects of open pit mine design. Topics include 3-D
rock mining using bulk-mining methods. Design and layout
ultimate pit limit algorithms and their applications; computer
of sublevel caving, block caving, open stoping and blasthole
aided haul road and dump designs; heuristic long- and short-
stoping systems. Equipment selection, production scheduling,
term pit scheduling techniques; parametrization concepts;
ventilation design, and mining costs. Prerequisites: MNGN314,
mathematical optimization for sequencing and scheduling;
MNGN516, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
ore control and truck dispatching. Design procedures are il-
lab; 3 semester hours. Spring of odd years.
lustrated by case studies using various computer programs.
MNGN519. ADVANCED SURFACE COAL MINE DESIGN
Prerequisite: MNGN308, MNGN312, or consent of instruc-
(II) Review of current manual and computer methods of re-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
serve estimation, mine design, equipment selection, and mine
MNGN514. MINING ROBOTICS (I) Fundamentals of
planning and scheduling. Course includes design of a surface
robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus is on
coal mine for a given case study and comparison of manual and
mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are mining applica-
computer results. Prerequisite: MNGN312, 316, 427. 2 hours
tions, introduction and history of mobile robotics, sensors,
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
including vision, problems of sensing variations in rock
MNGN520. ROCK MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND
properties, problems of representing human knowledge in
COAL MINING (I) Rock mechanics consideration in the de-
control systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinematics,
sign of room-and-pillar, longwall, and shortwall coal mining
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systems. Evaluation of bump and outburst conditions and re-
MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of geology and
medial measures. Methane drainage systems. Surface subsi-
the geologist in the development and production stages of
dence evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN321. 3 hours lecture;
a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining operation
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve est-
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering gov-
imation, economic evaluation, permitting, support functions.
erning the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation, exercises and
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or per-
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
mission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also cov-
laboratory: 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
ered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations of
MNGN530. INTRODUCTION TO MICRO COMPUTERS
some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
IN MINING (I) General overview of the use of PC based
MNGN523. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
micro computers and software applications in the mining
mining engineering, incorporating lectures, laboratory work or
industry. Topics include the use of: database, CAD, spread-
independent study, depending on needs. This course may be
sheets, computer graphics, data acquisition, and remote com-
repeated for additional credit only if subject material is differ-
munications as applied in the mining industry. Prerequisite:
ent. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 to 4 semester hours.
Any course in computer programming. 2 hours lecture,
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN525. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL TECH-
NIQUES IN ROCK MECHANICS (I) Principles of stress
MNGN536. OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN
and infinitesimal strain analysis are summarized, linear con-
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY Analysis of exploration, min-
stitutive laws and energy methods are reviewed. Continuous
ing, and metallurgy systems using statistical analysis. Monte
and laminated models of stratified rock masses are introduced.
Carlo methods, simulation, linear programming, and computer
The general concepts of the boundary element and finite
methods. Prerequisite: MNGN433 or consent of instructor.
element methods are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in
boundary element approach with displacement discontinui-
even years.
ties, because of its relevance to the modeling of the extrac-
MNGN538. GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTIMA-
tion of tabular mineral bodies and to the mobilization of
TION (I) Introduction to the application and theory of geo-
faults, joints, etc. Several practical problems, selected from
statistics in the mining industry. Review of elementary
rock mechanics and subsidence engineering practices, are
statistics and traditional ore reserve calculation techniques.
treated to demonstrate applications of the techniques. Prerequi-
Presentation of fundamental geostatistical concepts, includ-
site: MNGN321, EGGN320, or equivalent courses, MACS455
ing: variogram, estimation variance, block variance, kriging,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
geostatistical simulation. Emphasis on the practical aspects
Offered in even years.
of geostatistical modeling in mining. Prerequisite: MACS323
MNGN526. MODELING AND MEASURING IN GEOME-
or equivalent course in statistics; graduate or senior status.
CHANICS (II) Introduction to instruments and instrumen-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tation systems used for making field measurements (stress,
MNGN539. ADVANCED MINING GEOSTATISTICS (II)
convergence, deformation, load, etc.) in geomechanics. Tech-
Advanced study of the theory and application of geostatistics
niques for determining rock mass strength and deformability.
in mining engineering. Presentation of state-of-the-art geo-
Design of field measurement programs. Interpretation of field
statistical concepts, including: robust estimation, nonlinear
data. Development of predictive models using field data.
geostatistics, disjunctive kriging, geostatistical simulation,
Introduction to various numerical techniques (boundary ele-
computational aspects. This course includes presentations by
ment, finite element, FLAC, etc.) for modeling the behavior
many guest lecturers from the mining industry. Emphasis on
of rock structures. Demonstration of concepts using various
the development and application of advanced geostatistical
case studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of
techniques to difficult problems in the mining industry today.
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: MACS323 or equivalent and approval of depart-
Offered in odd years.
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN527. THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS Classical
MNGN545/445 ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
methods for the analysis of stresses in plate type structure are
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
presented first. The stiffness matrices for plate element will be
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
developed and used in the finite element method of analysis.
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
Membrane and bending stresses in shells are derived. Appli-
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
cation of the theory to tunnels, pipes, pressures vessels, and
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
domes, etc., will be included. Prerequisites: EGGN320 or in-
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
structor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
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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
mation and indexing; and other topics of current interest. Pre-
determining physical properties required for slope design.
requisite: MNGN427 or EBGN504 or equivalent. 3 hours
Application of numerical modeling and analytical techniques
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
to slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
MNGN590. MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING
environments. 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-
tional requirements for the exploration survey, sea floor min-
clude: history and development of mechanical excavators,
ing, hoisting, and transport. Describe and design components
theory and principles of mechanical rock fragmentation,
of deep-ocean, manganese-nodule mining systems and other
design and performance of rock cutting tools, design and
marine mineral extraction methods. Analyze dynamics and
operational characteristics of mechanical excavators (e.g.
remote control of the marine mining systems interactions and
continuous miners, roadheaders, tunnel boring machines,
system components. Describe the current state-of-the-art tech-
raise drills, shaft borers, impact miners, slotters), applications
nology, operational practice, trade-offs of the system design
to mine development and production, performance prediction
and risk. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN320, GEOC408 or
and geotechnical investigations, costs versus conventional
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods, new mine designs for applying mechanical exca-
Offered alternate even years.
vators, case histories, future trends and anticipated develop-
MNGN559/EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE
ments and novel rock fragmentation methods including water
MEDIA (1) This course allows students to establish funda-
jets, lasers, microwaves, electron beams, penetrators, electri-
mental knowledge of quasi-static and dynamic particle be-
cal discharge and sonic rock breakers. Prerequisite: Senior or
havior that is beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling
graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
processes in the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geo-
odd years.
physics, physics, and mining engineering. Issues of interst
MNGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
are the definition of particl size and size distribution, particle
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
shape, nature of packing, quasi-static behavior under differ-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
ent external loading, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
modeling of particulate flows, molecular dynamic simula-
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tions, and a brief introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows.
MNGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ter hours. Fall semesters, every other year.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
MNGN550. NEW TECHNIQUES IN MINING (II) Review
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
of various experimental mining procedures, including a criti-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
cal evaluation of their potential applications. Mining methods
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassification
MNGN625. GRADUATE MINING SEMINAR (I, II) Dis-
of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution mining of solu-
cussions presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting
ble minerals, in situ leaching of metals, geothermal power
lecturers on research and development topics of general in-
generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope caving,
terest. Required of all graduate students in mining engineer-
electro-thermal rock penetration and fragmentation. Prerequi-
ing every semester during residence. 1 semester hour upon
site: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
completion of thesis or residence.
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
MNGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
MNGN452/MNGN552. SOLUTION MINING AND PRO-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
CESSING OF ORES Theory and application of advanced
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
methods of extracting and processing of minerals, under-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
ground or in situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental
MNGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
impacts. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate status; instructor’s
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
consent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
MNGN585. MINING ECONOMICS (I) Advanced study in
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
mine valuation with emphasis on revenue and cost aspects.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Topics include price and contract consideration in coal, metal
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MNGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT-
Principles of numerical techniques are discussed and illus-
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
trated. Basic laws and modeling of groundwater flows are
library work for the Master of Engineering report under
introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Rock Mechanics. 3
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semes-
GOGN503. CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
ter hours upon completion of report.
LABORATORY An applications oriented course covering:
MNGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE
Advanced rock testing procedures; dynamic rock properties
(I, II) Laboratory, field , or library work on an original in-
determination; on-site measurements; and various rock mass
vestigation for the master’s thesis under supervision of the
modeling approaches. Presentation of data in a format suit-
graduate student’s advisory committee. 6 semester hours
able for subsequent engineering design will be emphasized.
upon completion of thesis.
Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology, rock mechan-
MNGN703. GRADUATE THESIS-DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
ics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
OPHY (I, II) Preparation of the doctoral thesis conducted
GOGN504. SURFACE STRUCTURES IN EARTH MATE-
under supervision of the graduate student’s advisory commit-
RIALS Principles involved in the design and construction of
tee. 30 semester hours.
surface structures involving earth materials. Slopes and cuts.
MNGN704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Retaining walls. Tailing dams. Leach dumps. Foundations.
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours re-
Piles and piers. Extensive use of case examples. Prerequi-
quired for completion of the degree Master of Engineering -
sites: GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours lecture;
thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the di-
3 semester hours.
rect supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
GOGN505. UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION IN ROCK
MNGN705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
Components of stress, stress distributions, underground
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
excavation failure mechanisms, optimum orientation and
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
shape of excavations, excavation stability, excavation support
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
design, ground treatment and rock pre-reinforcement, drill
dent’s faculty advisor.
and blast excavations, mechanical excavation, material
haulage, ventilation and power supply, labor requirements
MNGN706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
and training, scheduling and costing of underground exca-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
vations, and case histories. Prerequisites: GOGN501,
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
faculty advisor.
GOGN506. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Normal project initiation, design procedures, project financ-
GOGN501. SITE INVESTIGATION AND CHARACTERI-
ing, permitting and environmental impacts, preparation of
ZATION An applications oriented course covering: geological
plans and specifications, contract award, notice to proceed
data collection, geophysical methods for site investigation;
and legal requirements. Construction alternatives, contract
hydrological data collection; materials properties determina-
types, standard contract language, bidding and estimating
tion; and various engineering classification systems. Presen-
and contract awarding procedures. Construction inspection
tation of data in a format suitable for subsequent engineering
and control methods and completion procedures. Conflict
design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Introductory courses
resolution, administrative redress, arbitration and litigation.
in geology, rock mechanics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lec-
Time and tonnage based incentive programs. The role of
ture; 3 semester hours.
experts. Prerequisite: College-level in Microeconomics or
GOGN502. SOLID MECHANICS APPLIED TO ROCKS
Engineering Economy. Degree in Engineering. 2 hours lec-
An introduction to the deformation and failure of rocks and
ture; 2 semester hours.
rock masses and to the flow of groundwater. Principles of
GOGN625. GEO-ENGINEERING SEMINAR Discussions
displacement, strain and stress, together with the equations
presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting lectures
of equilibrium are discussed. Elastic and plastic constitutive
on research and development topics of general interest. Re-
laws, with and without time dependence, are introduced.
quired of all graduate students in Geo-Engineering every
Concepts of strain hardening and softening are summarized.
semester, during residence. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geo-
Energy principles, energy changes caused by underground
Engineering Program. 1 semester hour upon completion of
excavations, stable and unstable equilibria are defined. Fail-
thesis or residence.
ure criteria for intact rock and rock masses are explained.
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the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
6 credit hours of undergraduate course credits upon approval
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
of the department.
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor
Doctor of Philosophy
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
Minimum 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree
LARRY G. CHORN, Associate Professor
of which no less than 30 credit hours earned by research, or
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
minimum 54 credit hours beyond the Master’s degree of
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
which no less than 30 credit hours earned by research.
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Professor
Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geological Engi-
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Distinguished Petroleum Engineering
neering, and the Geophysics Departments share oversight for
Research Professor
the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
program through a committee consisting of one faculty mem-
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
ber from each department. Students gain admission to the
Degrees Offered:
program by application to any of the three sponsoring depart-
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
ments. Students are administered by that department into
Master of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)
which they first matriculate. A minimum of 36 credit hours
of course credit is required to complete the Professional
Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program. Up to 9
Doctor of Philosophy (Petroleum Engineering)
credits may be earned by 400 level courses. All other credits
Program Description:
toward the degree must be 500 level or above. At least 9
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers students a
hours must consist of:
choice of a Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of
1 course selected from the following:
Engineering (ME) degree. For the MS degree, a thesis is
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multidisciplinary
required in addition to course work. For the ME degree, no
Petroleum Design
thesis is required, but the course work requirement is greater
1 course selected from the following:
than that for the MS degree. After admission to the graduate
GPGN419/ PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
program, students may change from ME to MS, or vice
Evaluation or
versa, according to their needs and interests. The Petroleum
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
Engineering Department also offers CSM undergraduate
students the option of a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
1 courses selected from the following:
Program. This is an accelerated program that provides the
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
opportunity to the CSM students to have a head start on
and Development or
graduate education.
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
and Development
Applications from students having an ME or MS in Petro-
leum Engineering, or in another discipline, will be considered
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.
from the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18
To obtain the Ph.D. degree, a student must demonstrate un-
hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the 3
usual competence, creativity, and dedication in the degree
participating departments, or other courses approved by the
field. In addition to extensive course work, a dissertation is
committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study,
required for the Ph.D. degree.
including an industry project.
Program Requirements:
Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Engineering
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
degree must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
course credit. At least 27 of the credit hours must be from the
Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to 12 graduate credit
Master of Engineering
hours can be transferred from another institution, and up to 9
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied to the de-
Master of Science
gree. All courses must be approved by the department head.
Minimum 36 hours, of which no less than 12 credit hours
No graduate committee is required. No more than six credit
earned by research and 24 credit hours by course work
hours can be earned through independent study.
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must complete
The same requirements as Master of Engineering after the
at least 24 graduate credit hours of course work, approved by
student is granted full graduate status. Students in the Com-
the candidate’s graduate committee, and a minimum of 12
bined Undergraduate/Graduate Program may fulfill part of
hours of research credit. At least 15 of the course credit hours
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must be from the Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to
Failure to fulfill these requirements within the time limits
9 credit hours may be transferred from another institution.
specified above may result in immediate mandatory dis-
Up to 9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied
missal from the Ph.D. program according to the procedure
to the degree. All courses must be approved by the depart-
outlined in the section of this Bulletin titled “General Regula-
ment head. For the MS degree, the student must demonstrate
tions—Unsatisfactory Academic Performance—Unsatisfactory
ability to observe, analyze, and report original scientific re-
Academic Progress Resulting in Probation or Discretionary
search. For other requirements, refer to the general instruc-
Dismissal.” For other requirements, refer to the general di-
tions of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
rections of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
The requirements for the Combined Undergraduate/
Applying for Admission:
Graduate Program are defined in the section of this Bul-
To apply for admission, follow the procedure outlined in
letin titled “Graduate Degrees and Requirements—V. Com-
the general section of this bulletin. Three letters of recom-
bined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.” After the student
mendation must accompany the application. The Petroleum
is granted full graduate status, the requirements are the same
Engineering Department requires the General test of the
as those for the non-thesis Master of Engineering degree. The
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The applicants for the
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program allows students
Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs are
to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
required to have 600 or better and applicants for the Ph.D.
including up to 6 credit hours of their undergraduate course
program are expected to have 700 or above on the quantita-
credits upon approval of the department. For other require-
tive part of the GRE exam. The applicants whose native lan-
ments, refer to the general directions of the Graduate School
guage is not English are also expected to provide satisfactory
in this bulletin.
scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
A candidate for the Ph.D. must complete at least 60 hours
exam as specified in the general section of this bulletin.
of course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of re-
Required Curriculum:
search beyond the Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 hours of
A student in the graduate program selects course work by
course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research
consultation with the Faculty Advisor and with the approval
beyond the Master’s degree. The credit hours to be counted
of the graduate committee. Course work is tailored to the
toward a Ph.D. are dependent upon approval of the student’s
needs and interests of the student.
thesis committee. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
All PE graduate students are required to complete 3 credit
with a Bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 24 graduate
hours of course work in writing, research, or presentation
credit hours from another institution with the approval of the
intensive classes, such as LICM501, LICM598, SYGN501,
graduate advisor from the Petroleum Engineering Depart-
and SYGN600, as agreed by their graduate advisor. Also,
ment and the department head. Students who enter the Ph.D.
students who do not have a BS degree in PE must take the
program with a master’s degree may transfer up to 36 credit
deficiency courses as required by the department as soon as
hours of course and research work from another institution
possible in their graduate programs.
upon approval by the graduate advisor from the Petroleum
Engineering Department and the department head. Ph.D. stu-
Fields of Research:
dents must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of their
Current research topics include
required course credit in a minor program of study. The stu-
Rock and fluid properties, phase behavior, and rock
dent’s faculty advisor, thesis committee, and the department
mechanics
head must approve the course selection. The Ph.D. students
Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow in
are also required to demonstrate proficiency in a second lan-
porous media
guage other than English. Full-time Ph.D. students must sat-
Formation evaluation, well test analysis, and reservoir
isfy the following requirements for admission to candidacy
characterization
within the first two calendar years after enrolling as a regular
Oil recovery processes
degree student:
Natural gas engineering, coalbed methane, and
iii) have a thesis committee appointment form on file,
geothermal energy
Completion and stimulation of wells
iii) complete all prerequisite and core courses success-
Horizontal and multilateral wells
fully,
Fluid flow in wellbores, and artificial lift
iii) demonstrate adequate preparation for and satisfactory
Drilling mechanics, directional drilling, extraterrestrial
ability to conduct doctoral research by successfully
drilling, ice coring and drilling
completing a series of written and/or oral examina-
Bit vibration analysis, tubular buckling and stability,
tions and fulfilling the other requirements of their
wave propagation in drilling tubulars
graduate committees.
Laser technology in penetrating rocks
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Description of Courses
Economics and management
Undergraduate Courses
Research projects may involve professors and graduate
Students in Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir
students from other disciplines–Geology, Geophysics, Chem-
Systems, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and
ical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and others – in
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree programs may
addition to Petroleum Engineering. Projects often include
take up to 9 credit hours of 400-level courses provided that
off-campus laboratories, institutes, and other resources.
these courses are not required for the BS PE program at
CSM. The department should approve all such courses. The
The Petroleum Engineering Department houses two re-
following 400-level courses in the Petroleum Engineering
search centers and two consortia.
Department are not required for BS PE degree and may be
Research Centers
considered for graduate degree credit. Other 400-level
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies
courses may be available in the other departments.
(MCERS)
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
Center for Earth Mechanics, Materials, and
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
Characterization (EM2C).
programs, directional and horizontal well planning, bit selec-
Research Consortia
tion, bottom hole assembly and drillstring design. This elec-
tive course is recommended for petroleum engineering
Consortium for Integrated Flow Modeling (CIFM)
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST)
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Consortium.
PEGN438/MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I & II) Introduc-
Special Features:
tion to elementary probability theory and its applications in
In the exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering
engineering and sciences; Discrete and continuous probabil-
Departments of the Mining University of Leoben, Austria,
ity distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing;
Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the University of
linear regression; spatial correlations and geostatistics with
Adelaide, Australia, a student may spend one semester abroad
emphasis on applications in earth sciences and engineering.
during graduate studies and receive full transfer of credit
Prerequisites: MACS115. 2 hours lecture; 3 lab; 3 semester
back to CSM with prior approval of the Petroleum Engi-
hours.
neering Department at CSM.
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
The Petroleum Engineering Department is located in a
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
recently renovated structure in the foothills west of Denver.
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the
The laboratory wing, completed in late 1993, has 20,000
history of energy and its contribution to society, we survey
square feet of space, with about $2 million of equipment ac-
the science and technology of energy, including geothermal
quired in recent years.
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
The Petroleum Engineering Department enjoys strong
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
association with the Geology and Geophysics Departments at
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
CSM. Courses that integrate the faculty and interests of the
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
three departments are taught at the undergraduate and gradu-
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
ate levels.
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
companies and laboratories, and geologic outcrops of pro-
sources. Prerequisite: MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours lec-
ducing formations. There are many opportunities for summer
ture; 3 semester hours.
and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry in the
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Group or individual
Denver metropolitan region.
study of any topic in the field of, or closely related to petro-
Each summer, some graduate students assist with the field
leum engineering. By consent of instructor. Hours per week
sessions for undergraduate students. In the past, the field ses-
and credit to be determined at time of registration.
sion students have visited oil and gas operations in Europe,
Graduate Courses
Alaska, Canada, Southern California, the Gulf Coast, and
The 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
western Colorado.
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student
School. The 600-level courses are open only to students en-
involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the
rolled in Graduate School. Certain courses may vary from
American Association of Drilling Engineers. The department
year to year, depending upon the number of students and
provides financial support for students attending the SPE
their particular needs.
Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
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PEGN501. APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METHODS
actual field design procedures will be covered. Field case his-
TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING The course will solve
tories will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent of
problems of interest in Petroleum Engineering through the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
use of spreadsheets on personal computers and structured
PEGN507. INTEGRATED FIELD PROCESSING Inte-
FORTRAN programming on PCs or mainframes. Numerical
grated design of production facilities covering multistage sep-
techniques will include methods for numerical quadrature,
aration of oil, gas, and water, multiphase flow, oil skimmers,
differentiation, interpolation, solution of linear and non-
natural gas dehydration, compression, crude stabilization,
linear ordinary differential equations, curve fitting and direct
petroleum fluid storage, and vapor recovery. Prerequisite:
or iterative methods for solving simultaneous equations. Pre-
PEGN411 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
requisites: PEGN414 and PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
ter hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN508. ADVANCED ROCK PROPERTIES Application
PEGN502. ADVANCED DRILLING FLUIDS The physical
of rock mechanics and rock properties to reservoir engineer-
properties and purpose of drilling fluids are investigated.
ing, well logging, well completion and well stimulation.
Emphasis is placed on drilling fluid design, clay chemistry,
Topics covered include: capillary pressure, relative perme-
design, and testing; and solids control. Prerequisite: PEGN311
ability, velocity effects on Darcy’s Law, elastic/mechanical
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
rock properties, subsidence, reservoir compaction, and sand
mester hours.
control. Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN426 or consent of
PEGN503/GEGN503/GPGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work alone and
PEGN511. PHASE BEHAVIOR IN THE OIL AND GAS
in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley
INDUSTRY Essentials of thermodynamics for understand-
fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
ing phase behavior. Modeling of phase behavior of single and
course that shows students how to characterize and model
multi-component systems with equations of state and other
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth-
appropriate solution models in spreadsheets and commercial
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
PVT software. Special focus on paraffins, asphaltenes, natural
engineering. Activities and topics include field trips to sur-
gas hydrates, and mineral deposition. Prerequisite: ChEN357
face outcrops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms, reser-
or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
voir modeling of field performance, written exercises and
mester hours.
oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN512. ADVANCED GAS ENGINEERING The physi-
cal properties and phase behavior of gas and gas condensates
PEGN504/GEGN504/GPGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORA-
will be discussed. Flow through tubing and pipelines as well
TION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work in multidisci-
as through porous media is covered. Reserve calculations for
plinary teams to study practical problems and case studies in
normally pressured, abnormally pressured and water drive
integrated subsurface exploration and development. The
reservoirs are presented. Both stabilized and isochronal
course addresses emerging technologies and timely topics.
deliverability testing of gas wells will be illustrated. Pre-
Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written
requisite: PEGN423 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent
3 semester hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN513. RESERVOIR SIMULATION I Mathematics for
PEGN505. HORIZONTAL WELLS: RESERVOIR AND
petroleum engineering calculations. Development of fluid
PRODUCTION ASPECTS This course covers the funda-
flow equations pertinent to petroleum production. Solutions
mental concepts of horizontal well reservoir and production
to diffusivity equations. Numerical reservoir simulation by
engineering with special emphasis on the new developments.
finite differences and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
Each topic covered highlights the concepts that are generic to
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
horizontal wells and draws attention to the pitfalls of apply-
ter hours.
ing conventional concepts to horizontal wells without critical
evaluation. There is no set prerequisite for the course but
PEGN514. PETROLEUM TESTING TECHNIQUES Inves-
basic knowledge on general reservoir engineering concepts is
tigation of basic physical properties of petroleum reservoir
useful. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rocks and fluids. Review of recommended practices for test-
ing drilling fluids and oil well cements. Emphasis is placed
PEGN506. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY METHODS
on the accuracy and calibration of test equipment. Quality re-
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are reviewed from
port writing is stressed. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 2 hours
both the qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Recovery
lecture, 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours. Required for students
mechanisms and design procedures for the various EOR
who do not have a BS in PE.
processes are discussed. In addition to lectures, problems on
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PEGN515. RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
with uncertainties in recoverable reserves, production rate,
Reservoir Engineering overview. Predicting hydrocarbon in
and commodity price. Description of global oil and gas mar-
place; volumetric method, deterministic and probabilistic
kets, including financial engineering of transactions for risk
approaches, material balance, water influx, graphical tech-
management. Oil and gas price modeling incorporating sea-
niques. Fluid flow in porous media; continuity and diffusivity
sonality and mean-reversion concepts. Introduction to proba-
equations. Well performance; productivity index for vertical,
bilistic reserve estimation from geologic and hydrocarbon
perforated, fractured, restricted, slanted, and horizontal wells,
property measurements. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or EBGN504
inflow performance relationship under multiphase flow con-
or ChEN504 or MNGN427 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
ditions. Combining material balance and well performance
lecture; 3 semester hours.
equations. Future reservoir performance prediction; Muskat,
PEGN524. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGE-
Tarner, Carter and Tracy methods. Fetkovich decline curves.
MENT Management of capital budgets for exploration and
Reservoir simulation; fundamentals and formulation, stream-
development opportunities. Focus on reserves replacement
line simulation, integrated reservoir studies. 3 hours lecture,
and revenue generated from exploration and development
3 semester hours.
investments. Risk management concepts and utility theory
PEGN516. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
applied to exploration prospect investments. Production fore-
Production Engineering Overview. Course provides a broad
casts using Muskat volumetric method for revenue planning.
introduction to the practice of production engineering. Covers
Probabilistic capital budgeting simulation demonstrating oil
petroleum system analysis, well stimulation (fracturing and
and gas company management concepts. Extensive use of
acidizing), artificial lift (gas lift, sucker rod, ESP, and others),
Monte-Carlo simulation software. Analysis of corporate
and surface facilities. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
annual reports, including Standardized Measure of Oil and
PEGN 517. DRILLING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
Gas Activities and reserve replacement practices. Prerequi-
Drilling Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered in-
site: PEGN523 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
clude overall drilling organization, contracting, and report-
mester hours.
ing; basic drilling engineering principles and equipment;
PEGN541. APPLIED RESERVOIR SIMULATION Con-
drilling fluids, hydraulics, and cuttings transport; drillstring
cepts of reservoir simulation within the context of reservoir
design; drill bits; drilling optimization; fishing operations;
management will be discussed. Course participants will learn
well control; pore pressure and fracture gradients, casing
how to use available flow simulators to achieve reservoir
points and design; cementing; directional drilling and hori-
management objectives. They will apply the concepts to
zontal drilling. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
an open-ended engineering design problem. Prerequisites:
PEGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
A detailed review of wireline well logging and evaluation
ter hours.
methods stressing the capability of the measurements to de-
PEGN542. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR CHARACTERI-
termine normal and special reservoir rock parameters related
ZATION The course introduces integrated reservoir char-
to reservoir and production problems. Computers for log
acterization from a petroleum engineering perspective.
processing of single and multiple wells. Utilization of well
Reservoir characterization helps quantify properties that
logs and geology in evaluating well performance before, dur-
influence flow characteristics. Students will learn to assess
ing, and after production of hydrocarbons. The sensitivity of
and integrate data sources into a comprehensive reservoir
formation evaluation parameters in the volumetric determina-
model. Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
tion of petroleum in reservoirs. Prerequisite: PEGN419 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN550. MODERN RESERVOIR SIMULATORS Stu-
PEGN522. ADVANCED WELL STIMULATION Basic
dents will learn to run reservoir simulation software using a
applications of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering
variety of reservoir engineering examples. The course will
problems. Hydraulic fracturing; acid fracturing, fracturing
focus on the capabilities and operational features of simulators.
simulators; fracturing diagnostics; sandstone acidizing; sand
Students will learn to use pre- and post-processors, fluid prop-
control, and well bore stability. Different theories of forma-
erty analysis software, black oil and gas reservoir models,
tion failure, measurement of mechanical properties. Review
and compositional models. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of recent advances and research areas. Prerequisite: PEGN426
PEGN577. WORKOVER DESIGN AND PRACTICE
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Workover Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered
PEGN523. ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OIL
include Workover Economics, Completion Types, Workover
AND GAS PROJECTS Economics of petroleum industry
Design Considerations, Wellbore Cleanout (Fishing), Work-
investments made under uncertain conditions. Deterministic
over Well Control, Tubing and Workstring Design, Slickline
and probabilistic modeling of production sharing agreements
Operations, Coiled Tubing Operations, Packer Selection,
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PEGN601. APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF FLUID FLOW
Fluids, Gravel Packing, and Acidizing. 3 hours lecture,
IN POROUS MEDIA This course is intended to expose
3 semester hours.
petroleum-engineering students to the special mathematical
PEGN594. DIRECTIONAL AND HORIZONTAL DRILLING
techniques used to solve transient flow problems in porous
Application of directional control and planning to drilling.
media. Bessel’s equation and functions, Laplace and Fourier
Major topics covered include: Review of procedures for the
transformations, the method of sources and sinks, Green’s
drilling of directional wells. Section and horizontal view
functions, and boundary integral techniques are covered.
preparation. Two and three dimensional directional planning.
Numerical evaluation of various reservoir engineering solu-
Collision diagrams. Surveying and trajectory calculations.
tions, numerical Laplace transformation and inverse transfor-
Surface and down hole equipment. Common rig operating
mation are also discussed. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
procedures, and horizontal drilling techniques. Prerequisites:
PEGN603. DRILLING MODELS Analytical models of
PEGN311 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
physical phenomena encountered in drilling. Casing and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
drilling failure from bending, fatigue, doglegs, temperature,
PEGN595. DRILLING OPERATIONS Lectures, seminars,
stretch; mud filtration; corrosion; wellhead loads; and buoy-
and technical problems with emphasis on well planning,
ancy of tubular goods. Bit weight and rotary speed optimiza-
rotary rig supervision, and field practices for execution of
tion. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361, or consent of
the plan. This course makes extensive use of the drilling rig
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
simulator. Prerequisite: PEGN311, or consent of instructor.
PEGN604. INTEGRATED FLOW MODELING Students
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
will study the formulation, development and application of a
PEGN596. ADVANCED WELL CONTROL Principles and
reservoir flow simulator that includes traditional fluid flow
procedures of pressure control are taught with the aid of a
equations and a petrophysical model. The course will discuss
full-scale drilling simulator. Specifications and design of
properties of porous media within the context of reservoir
blowout control equipment for onshore and offshore drilling
modeling, and present the mathematics needed to understand
operations, gaining control of kicks, abnormal pressure detec-
and apply the simulator. Simulator applications will be inter-
tion, well planning for wells containing abnormal pressures,
spersed throughout the course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and kick circulation removal methods are taught. Students
hours.
receive hands-on training with the simulator and its peripheral
PEGN605. WELL TESTING AND EVALUATION Various
equipment. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of instructor.
well testing procedures and interpretation techniques for
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
individual wells or groups of wells. Application of these
PEGN597. TUBULAR DESIGN Fundamentals of tubulars
techniques to field development, analysis of well problems,
(casing, tubing, and drill pipe) design applied to drilling.
secondary recovery, and reservoir studies. Productivity, gas
Major topics covered include: Dogleg running loads. Direc-
well testing, pressure buildup and drawdown, well inter-
tional hole considerations. Design criteria development. Ef-
ference, fractured wells, type curve matching, and short-
fects of formation pressures. Stability loads after cementing.
term testing. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or consent of instructor.
Effects of temperature, pressure, mud weights, and cement.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Helical bending of tubing. Fishing loads. Micro-annulus
PEGN606. ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
problem. Strengths of API tubulars. Abrasive wear while
A review of depletion type, gas-cap, and volatile oil reservoirs.
rotating drill pipe. How to design for hydrogen sulfide and
Lectures and supervised studies on gravity segregation,
fatigue corrosion. Connection selection. Common rig operat-
moving gas-oil front, individual well performance analysis,
ing procedures. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361 or equiva-
history matching, performance prediction, and development
lent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
planning. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent of instructor.
PEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
PEGN607. PARTIAL WATER DRIVE RESERVOIRS The
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
hydrodynamic factors which influence underground water
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
movement, particularly with respect to petroleum reservoirs.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs in major water contain-
PEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ing formations. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent of instruc-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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PEGN608. FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS MEDIA
PEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
The factors involved in multiphase fluid flow in porous
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
media. The micro- and macroscopic movement of various
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
fluid combinations. Performance of various displacement
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
tests on cores in the laboratory. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN614. RESERVOIR SIMULATION II Current tech-
PEGN701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE
niques for conducting reservoir simulation studies of petro-
Laboratory, field, and library work for the master’s thesis under
leum reservoirs. Methods for discretizing reservoirs, fluid,
supervision of the graduate student’s advisory committee.
and production data. Techniques involved in model equilibra-
PEGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
tion, history matching, and predictions. Black-oil and compo-
OPHY Investigations for Doctor of Philosophy thesis under
sitional models. Single-well and field-wide models including
direction of the student’s advisory committee.
3-dimensional and 3-phase flow. Prerequisite: PEGN513 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
PEGN681. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to research.
dent’s faculty advisor.
2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
PEGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
PEGN682. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to profession-
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
alism. 2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
faculty advisor.
PEGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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Physics
course work in an approved program plus 38 semester hours
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
of research credit, with a satisfactory thesis. 12 semester
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
hours of course work will be in an approved minor as speci-
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
fied in the general requirements of the graduate school. Pos-
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
sible minors include specialty programs in Optical Science
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
and Engineering, Photovoltaics and Electronic Materials, and
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics in addition to minors in
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
other degree programs on the CSM campus.
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor and President
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
To demonstrate adequate preparation for the Ph.D. degree
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
in Applied Physics, each student must pass the physics grad-
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
uate core courses with an average grade of “B” or better. Stu-
CHARLES G. DURFEE III, Associate Professor
dents not achieving this standard must pass oral examinations
LINCOLN D. CARR, Assistant Professor
covering the areas of weakness identified in the core courses
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
or retake the respective course with a grade of “B” or better
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
within one year. This process is part of the requirement for
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
admission to candidacy, which full time Ph.D. students must
TODD G. RUSKELL, Lecturer
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
complete within two calendar years of admission, as described
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
in the campus-wide graduate degree requirements section of
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
this bulletin. Other degree requirements, time limits, and pro-
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
cedural details can be found in the Physics Department Grad-
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
uate Policy Manual.
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
Prerequisites:
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
The Graduate School of the Colorado School of Mines is
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
open to graduates from four-year programs at accredited
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
colleges or universities. Admission to the Physics Depart-
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
ment M.S. and Ph.D. programs is competitive and is based
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
on an evaluation of undergraduate performance, standardized
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
test scores, and references. The undergraduate course of
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Associate Professor
study of each applicant is evaluated according to the require-
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Assistant Professor
ments of the Physics Department.
Degrees Offered:
Required Curriculum:
Master of Science (Applied Physics)
Master of Science, Applied Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physics)
Core Courses
Program Description:
PHGN511 Mathematical Physics I
The Physics Department at CSM offers a full program of
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
instruction and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. in
One additional course selected from:
applied physics.
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
Graduate students are given a solid background in the
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
fundamentals of classical and modern physics at an advanced
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
level and are encouraged early in their studies to learn about
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
the research interests of the faculty so that a thesis topic can
Electives - 9 hours.
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
Master’s: 20 semester hours of course work in an ap-
PHGN521 Quantum Mechanics II
proved program plus 16 semester hours of research credit,
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
with a satisfactory thesis. Doctorate: 34 semester hours of
Graduate Seminar* - 4 hours.
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12 hour minor: as specified in the general requirements
Optics of collector systems. Solar energy conversion tech-
for the graduate school and discussed above under pro-
niques: heating and cooling of buildings, solar thermal
gram requirements.
(power and process heat), wind energy, ocean thermal, and
Doctoral Thesis.
photovoltaic. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours
*Graduate Seminar: Each full-time graduate student
(M.S. and Ph.D.) will register for Graduate Seminar each
PHGN420. QUANTUM MECHANICS Schroedinger equa-
semester for a total of 2 semester hours credit for the M.S.
tion, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimensional
and 4 semester hours credit for the Ph.D.
problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
Fields of Research:
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
Applied Optics: lasers, ultrafast optics and x-ray generation,
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320, PHGN350,
spectroscopy, near-field and multi-photon microscopy,
PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
non-linear optics, quasi-optics and millimeter waves.
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda-
Ultrasonics: laser ultrasonics, resonant ultrasound spec-
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
troscopy, wave propagation in random media.
hydrogen-like atoms, fine-structure, multielectron atoms,
Nuclear: low energy reactions, nuclear astrophysics,
and atomic spectra. Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture;
nuclear theory, fusion plasma diagnostics.
3 semester hours.
Electronic Materials: photovoltaics, nanostructures and
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
quantum dots, thin film semiconductors, transparent
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
conductors, amorphous 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, soft con-
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
densed matter, condensed matter theory, quantum chaos.
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Surface and Interfaces: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,
Auger spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopies.
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
Description of Courses
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 in
3 semester hours.
an informal seminar format. Each week a member of the fac-
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
ulty will lead discussions about one or more different scientists
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
who have figured significantly in the development of the dis-
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
cipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam-
stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear processes
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the fun-
as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduction to
damental underlying principles of physics including energy
cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models. Pre-
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy; nu-
requisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
clear power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation effects;
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
aspects of air, noise, and thermal pollution. Prerequisite:
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Appli-
PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
cation of science and engineering principles to the design,
3 semester hours.
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex
processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN,
variables, partial differential equations, special functions,
ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN; consent of instructor. 1.5 hours
finite and infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Green’s func-
lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tions. Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorp-
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
tive and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties of
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320.
materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
TION AND PHENOMENA Continuation of PHGN440/
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials includ-
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
ing: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. (Gradu-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ate students in physics may register only for PHGN441.) Pre-
Graduate Courses
requisite: PHGN440/MLGN501 or equivalent by instructor’s
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
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) M.S. students and
Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
Ph.D. students who have not been admitted to candidacy will
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey of
attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students will be
numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic,
responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar.
differential, and matrix systems. The numerical methods are
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
introduced and developed in the analysis of advanced physics
problems taken from classical physics, astrophysics, electro-
PHGN502. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) M.S. students and
magnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics. Prerequisites:
Ph.D. students who have not been admitted to candidacy will
Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran or Basic;
attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students will be
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar.
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
PHGN460. PLASMA PHYSICS Review of Maxwell’s
equations; charged-particle orbit in given electromagnetic
PHGN504. RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASURE-
fields; macroscopic behavior of plasma, distribution func-
MENT Physical principles and methodology of the instru-
tions; diffusion theory; kinetic equations of plasma; plasma
mentation used in the detection and measurement of ionizing
oscillations and waves, conductivity, magnetohydrodynamics,
radiation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
stability theory; Alven waves, plasma confinement. Prerequi-
3 semester hours.
site: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN505. CLASSICAL MECHANICS I (I) Review of
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in the dynamics of
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equation
particles and rigid bodies; kinetic theory; coupled oscillations
and polarization; applications in optics: imaging, lasers, res-
and continuum mechanics; fluid mechanics. Prerequisite:
onators and wavelengths. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours
PHGN350 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN507. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I (II) To pro-
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN (I) The first of a two-semester
vide a strong background in electromagnetic theory. Electro-
program covering the full spectrum of experimental design,
statics, magnetostatics, dynamical Maxwell equations, wave
drawing on the student’s previous course work. At the begin-
phenomena. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equivalent. 3 hours
ning of the first semester, the student selects a research
lecture; 3 semester hours.
project in consultation with the course coordinator and the
PHGN511. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (I) Review of
faculty supervisor. The objectives of the project are given to
complex variable and finite and infinite-dimensional linear
the student in broad outline form. The student then designs
vector spaces. Sturm-Liouville problem, integral equations,
the entire project, including any or all of the following ele-
computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311 or equivalent.
ments as appropriate: literature search, specialized apparatus,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or
PHGN520. QUANTUM MECHANICS I (I) Schroedinger
analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-dimen-
sequences. The course culminates in a senior thesis. Supple-
sional problems, axioms for state vectors and operators,
mentary lectures are given on techniques of physics research
matrix mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent
and experimental design. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic
PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
oscillator, angular momentum; semiclassical methods, varia-
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN (II) Continuation of PHGN471.
tional methods, two-level system, sudden and adiabatic
Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours
changes, applications. Prerequisite: PHGN420 or equivalent.
lab; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II (II) Review of
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
angular momentum, central potentials and applications.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
Spin; rotations in quantum mechanics. Formal scattering
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theory, Born series, partial wave analysis. Addition of
PHGN566. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
angular momenta, Wigner-Eckart theorem, selection rules,
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
identical particles. Prerequisite: PHGN520. 3 hours lecture;
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
3 semester hours.
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
PHGN525/MLGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS Solid state
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of the
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and
outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interactions.
optical transfer functions, detectors, and optical system ex-
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
amples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
are provided, highlighting the application of these techniques
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to current problems, particularly electronic materials. Pre-
PHGN580. QUANTUM OPTICS Theory and application of
requisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla-
PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS (II) Review of
tion, nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and
thermodynamics; equilibrium and stability; statistical opera-
PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor and ensembles; ideal systems; phase transitions; non-
PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
equilibrium systems. Prerequisite: PHGN341or equivalent
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
and PHGN520. Co-requisite: PHGN521. 3 hours lecture;
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
3 semester hours.
PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
PHGN535/ChEN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
SILICON PROCESSING LABORATORY Explores the
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
application of science and engineering principles to the fabri-
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
cation and testing of microelectronic devices with emphasis
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
on specific unit operations and interrelation among process-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ing steps. Teams work together to fabricate, test, and opti-
PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Ph.D.
mize simple devices. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
students who have been admitted to candidacy will attend the
1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
weekly Physics Colloquium. Students will be responsible for
PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES An overview of the
presentations during this weekly seminar. Prerequisite: credit
physical principles involved in the fabrication, characteriza-
in PHGN501 and PHGN502. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
tion, and operation of solid state devices. Topics will include:
PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (II)
p-n junction devices (e.g., LEDs, solar cells, lasers, particle
Ph.D. students who have been admitted to candidacy will
detectors); junction transistor devices (e.g., FETs, thyristors,
attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students will be re-
switches); surface- and interface-controlled devices (e.g.,
sponsible for presentations during this weekly seminar. Pre-
MOSFETs, CSDs, Schottky barrier devices); other devices
requisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502. 1 hour
such as infrared detectors, recording and display devices,
seminar; 1 semester hour.
thermoelectric devices, Josephson junctions, electrolumi-
nescent and electrochromic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN440.
PHGN606. CLASSICAL MECHANICS II Continuation of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN505. Selected topics from elasticity, plasticity, and
fluid mechanics including the thermal and electromagnetic
PHGN544. THEORY AND OPERATION OF PHOTO-
interaction. Theories of interacting fields. Prerequisite:
VOLTAIC DEVICES A thorough treatment of photovoltaic
PHGN505. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
device operation and theory. Material and device parameters
as related to the generation of photocurrents and photovoltages
PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II Spherical,
in solar cells. Physics of various solar cell types: homojunc-
cylindrical, and guided waves; relativistic 4-dimensional for-
tions, heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, MIS, SIS, electro-
mulation of electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite: PHGN507.
chemical. Environmental effects and device production.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Important measurement techniques. Discussion of research
PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II Continuation of
topics from the current literature. Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
PHGN511. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
PHGN560. FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION Introduc-
PHGN622. QUANTUM MECHANICS III Continuation of
tion to the theory and techniques of optical communications.
PHGN521. Introduction to the techniques of quantized fields
Topics include fiber optics, transmitters, receivers, amplifiers,
with applications to quantum electrodynamics and the non-
multichannel system design, dispersion compensation and
relativistic many-body problem. Prerequisite: PHGN521.
soliton communications. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equiva-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lent. 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; 3 se-
hours upon completion of thesis.
mester hours.
PHGN703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
PHGN640/MLGN607. CONDENSED MATTER I (I) Prin-
OPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of student’s
ciples and applications of the quantum theory of electrons in
doctoral committee. Required of candidates for the degree of
solids: structure and symmetry; electron states and excita-
Doctor of Philosophy. 30 semester hours credit.
tions in metals; transport properties. Prerequisite: PHGN520
PHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
and PHGN440/MLGN502 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
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 estab-
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer-
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in-
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed to
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the re-
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
search conducted by graduate students and faculty, and pro-
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
vide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate stu-
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
dents to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
technical meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to
quality and application of steel.
gain employment with sponsors.
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
Advanced Control of Energy and
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
Power Systems
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
graduate student committees.
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the National Sci-
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
ence Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE),
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Colorado
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other universities. The
Center for Automation, Robotics and
mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental and applied re-
Distributed Intelligence
search supporting the technical advancement of the electric
utility industry, their customers, and component suppliers in
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed In-
the field of electric power systems and power electronics
telligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application of
with special emphasis on the advanced/intelligent control and
advanced engineering and computer science research in neu-
power quality in the generation, transmission, distribution,
ral networks, robotics, data mining, image processing, signal
and utilization; using such research as a means of advancing
processing, sensor fusion, information technology, distributed
graduate education.
networks, sensor and actuator development and artificial
intelligence to problems in environment, energy, natural re-
Center research projects focus on the development of an
sources, materials, transportation, information, communica-
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
tions and medicine. CARDI concentrates on problems which
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
are not amenable to traditional solutions within a single dis-
renewable energy applications and distributed generation.
cipline, but rather require a multi-disciplinary systems ap-
Examples include development of intelligent substations,
proach to integrate technologies. The systems require closed
impact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical
loop controllers that incorporate artificial intelligence and
equipment life assessment, and intelligent automatic gener-
machine learning techniques to reason autonomously or in
ation control for transient loads.
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 deregula-
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
tion phase, the power center has become a key national
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Inter-
resource for the Research & Development (R&D) needs of
action with industry enables CARDI to identify technical
this major 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
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering Educa-
Environmental Research
tion are
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
x To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
ing in science and engineering.
established by research active faculty with expertise in the
x To use the results of that research to continually im-
chemistry and physics of energy conversion processes. Staff
prove instruction at the Colorado School of Mines to
members include faculty, research faculty, post doctoral asso-
better support the learning process of our students.
ciates, and graduate students. Funded research projects are
x To support the educational needs of science and engi-
varied but fall into 5 core areas: fuel cells, diesel combustion
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
experiments and modeling, materials synthesis in flames,
and professional development levels.
combustion modeling, and optical measurement development
for combustion systems and combustion effluent flows. As
Center for Environmental Risk
society’s energy needs evolve, it is expected that a sixth area
Assessment
focused on fuels will emerge within the center as well.
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
Due to the energy conversion focus, collaborative projects
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
typically include CSM’s Engineering Division and the
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
Chemical Engineering Department. For further information,
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
contact the center director, Professor Terry Parker of the En-
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
gineering Division.
the development of significantly improved, scientifically
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
and Characterization
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu-
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering and Pe-
promote research in a variety of areas including rock
troleum Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
mechanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characteriza-
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Mathematics and Computer
tion. The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or
Science, and Geology and Geological Engineering.
“soft” rock applications but instead fosters research in both
arenas and encourages interdisciplinary communication be-
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
tween the associated disciplines. The Colorado School of
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
Mines is a world leader in multidisciplinary integration and
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
therefore presents a unique atmosphere to promote the suc-
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
cess of such research. Faculty and students from the Depart-
programs and expertise from CSM and the University of
ments of Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Established
Geology and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and Min-
at CSM as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/
ing Engineering are involved in EM2C. In addition to tradi-
University Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also
tional topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates research
supported by industry, State, and Federal organizations.
in nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice coring,
IBDMS has become an international center for the
extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruction for
development of Computer Assisted Surgery, Advanced
multiple applications. EM2C was established in 2003.
Orthopaedic Applications, Sports Medicine, Occupational
Center for Engineering Education
Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Through the efforts of this
The CSM Center for Engineering Education marries educa-
center, new major and minor programs in bioengineering and
tional research with assessment, outreach and teaching. The
biotechnology have been established at both the CSM graduate
Center serves as a focal point for educational research con-
and undergraduate levels.
ducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomorrow’s
IBDMS seeks to establish educational programs in addition
scientists and engineers requires that we look at student learn-
to short- and long-term basic and applied research efforts that
ing as a system. The principles of cognitive psychology and
would enhance the competitive position of Colorado and U.S.
educational psychology provide the best explanation of how
bio-industry in the international markets. IBDMS focuses the
this learning system works. Education will be most effective
work of diverse engineering, materials and medicine disci-
when educational research, informed by the principles of cog-
plines. Its graduates are a new generation of students with an
nitive and educational psychology, along with the application
integrated engineering and medicine systems view, with in-
of that research, and teaching, are linked and interrelated.
creasing opportunities available in the biosciences.
For more information about the IBDMS Center please contact
Dr. Joel M. Bach at jmbach@mines.edu or 303-384-2161.
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Center for Research on Hydrates and
Center for Wave Phenomena
Other Solids
With sponsorship for its research by 25 companies in the
The Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids is
worldwide oil exploration industry and several government
sponsored by a consortium of fifteen industrial and govern-
agencies, this interdisciplinary program, including faculty
ment entities. The center focuses on research and education
and students from the Departments of Geophysics and
involving solids in hydrocarbon and aqueous fluids which
Mathematical and Computer Sciences, is engaged in a co-
affect exploration, production and processing of gas and oil.
ordinated and integrated program of research in wave propa-
gation, inverse problems and seismic data processing. Its
Involving over twenty students and faculty from three
methods have applications to seismic exploration and reser-
departments, the center provides a unique combination of
voir monitoring, global seismology, nondestructive testing
expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
and evaluation, and land-mine detection, among other areas.
prominence in the area of solids. CSM participants interact
Extensive use is made of analytical methods as well as com-
on an on-going basis with sponsors, including frequent visits
putational techniques. Methodology is developed through
to their facilities. For students, this interaction often continues
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
beyond graduation, with opportunities for employment
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to experi-
at sponsoring industries. For more information, see
mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
www.mines.edu/research/chs.
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
Center for Solar and Electronic
the physics, derives an approximate solution, generates a
Materials
computer code to implement the method, performs tests on
synthetic data, and finally, on field data.
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
Center for Welding, Joining and
ing activity in the area of electronic materials for solar and
Coatings Research
related applications. In addition to photovoltaics, CSEM sup-
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
ports research into advanced optics, novel optical devices,
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
thin film materials, polymeric devices, nanoscale science,
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
novel characterization, electronic materials processing,
Department and the Engineering Division. The goal of CWJCR
process simulation, and systems issues associated with elec-
is to promote education and research, and to advance under-
tronic materials and devices. Alternative energy technologies
standing of the metallurgical and processing aspects of weld-
and sustainability are also areas of interest. CSEM facilitates
ing, joining and coating processes. Current center activities
interdisciplinary collaborations across the CSM campus; fos-
include: education, research, conferences, short courses,
ters interactions with national laboratories, industries, public
seminars, information source and transfer, and industrial
utilities, state and federal government, and other universities;
consortia. The Center receives significant support from in-
and serves to guide and strengthen the curriculum in elec-
dustry, national laboratories and government entities.
tronic materials and related areas. CSEM also maintains a
joint-use laboratory with a broad range of characterization
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
and processing tools for use by its members.
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
CSEM draws from expertise in the departments of
opportunities include:
Physics, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, and from the
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
Division of Engineering.
Center’s research program.
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
Graduate students in the abovementioned departments as
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, materials
well as the materials science program can pursue research on
and services.
center-related projects. Undergraduates are involved through
Research experience at industrial plants or national
engineering design courses and summer research experiences.
laboratories.
Close proximity to the National Renewable Energy Lab and
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
several local photovoltaic companies provides a unique oppor-
recognized organizations through student presentations
tunity for students to work with industry and government labs
of university research.
as they attempt to solve real world problems. External contacts
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
also provide guidance in targeting the educational curriculum
engineering professional societies.
toward the needs of the electronic materials industry.
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ChevronTexaco Center of Research
the Colorado School of Mines. CIFER originally was formed
Excellence
to assist industry, State and Federal governments in develop-
ing and implementing clean air policy for the benefit of the
The ChevronTexaco Center of Research Excellence
U.S. and particularly for high altitude communities through
(CoRE) is a partnership between the Colorado School of
the development of newer, cleaner burning fuels and the
Mines (CSM) and ChevronTexaco (CVX) to conduct re-
technology to properly use fuels. It has evolved to include a
search on sedimentary architecture and reservoir character-
substantial component of combustion and fuel cell research
ization and modeling. The center supports the development
as well has energy related computational modeling.
of new earth science technology while providing CVX inter-
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
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
ronmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
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 in
research capabilities of CSM in the area of polymeric and
research and graduate education in high technology ceramic
other complex materials as well as to promote education in
and composite materials. The goal of the Center is to trans-
the areas of materials, energy, and the environment.
late 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
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
mechanics; ceramic-metal composites; fuel cell, solar cell
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
and battery materials; high temperature gas and plasma cor-
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
rosion; interparticle forces; structure of grain boundaries; and
from polymer materials.
mechanical properties of thin films. Current projects are sup-
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
ported by both industry and government and several students
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
are performing their research through a collaboration with the
plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden.
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
Each project involves research leading to a graduate thesis of
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
a student.
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,
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
research and educational activities through networking
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and
among all constituencies in Colorado, including government
external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide
agencies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission is
better understanding of complex regional issues surrounding
to serve as a state and regional resource on energy and energy-
development of western energy and mineral resources by
related minerals issues, provide energy status reports, spon-
providing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in
sorship of symposia, demonstration programs, and reports on
the classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for edu-
research results. CERI’s activities enhance the development
cators, the media, government officials, industry, and the
and promotion of energy and energy-related minerals educa-
financial community. The Institute also hosts conferences
tion programs in the areas of energy development, utilization,
and seminars throughout the year dealing with issues specific
and conservation, and provide a basis for informed energy-
to western resources development. Students involved in Insti-
related state policies and actions.
tute programs are afforded a unique opportunity to learn about
Colorado Institute for Fuels and
the technological, economic, environmental, and policy as-
Energy Research
pects of resource development.
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and Energy Research
(CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research institute involving
faculty and students from several academic departments at
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Excavation Engineering and Earth
partments. For further information and opportunities for
Mechanics Institute
graduate research, contact ISR Director Dr. Michael Duke,
(303) 384-2096. ISR is formerly known as the Center for
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
Commercial Applications of Combustion in Space (CCACS).
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
International Ground Water Modeling
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
Center
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, devel-
The International Ground Water Modeling Center (IGWMC)
opment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
is an information, education, and research center for ground-
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible
water modeling established at Holcomb Research Institute in
new technologies.
1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of Mines in 1991.
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
Its mission is to provide an international focal point for ground-
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
water professionals, managers, and educators in advancing
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
the use of computer models in ground-water resource protec-
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
tion and management. IGWMC operates a clearinghouse for
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
ground-water modeling software; organizes conferences,
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
short courses and seminars; and provides technical advice
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
and assistance related to ground water. In support of its infor-
neer in the development of special applications software and
mation and training activities, IGWMC conducts a program of
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
applied research and development in ground-water modeling.
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
mechanization.
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a
bequest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
ployed in research.
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
Institute for Space Resources (ISR)
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
The Institute for Space Resources (ISR) is a NASA/
program to support industry needs.
Industry/University space research center based at the Colo-
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to provide
rado School of Mines. The mission of the Institute is to
research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry, and re-
address NASA’s objectives in space through the development
search and educational opportunities to students, in the areas
of new applications, while at the same time opening new
of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive and
lines of business and products for industry on Earth.
chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials; and
The Institute operates under the auspices of NASA’s
recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
Exploration Systems Directorate, Space Partnership Division,
Marathon Center of Excellence for
whose mission is to develop and implement capabilities for
Reservoir Studies
the human exploration of space beyond low Earth orbit and
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con-
to bring the benefits of that exploration to Earth through
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
commercial partnerships. The focus of ISR is on products
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides
and processes in which combustion or chemical reactions
relevant technical service support, technology transfer, and
play a key role. Examples include combustors, fire suppres-
training to the Center’s sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
sion and safety, combustion synthesis production of advanced
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
materials, sensors and controls, and space resource develop-
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
ment. Space resource development is currently a focal point
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
because of its potential benefits to the implementation of
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
human exploration missions to the Moon and Mars as well
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
as the potential for the development of commercial activities
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
in space. The Institute currently includes participation from
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
faculty and students from the departments of Chemical
together with local world-class experts. The Center has been
Engineering, Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engi-
initiated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company and has
neering, Mining and Physics, but is not limited to these de-
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been serving the oil industry around the world. The current
tecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at multiple
research topics include: reservoir engineering aspects of
scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources on a
horizontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow effects in
national and worldwide basis; and development and appli-
hydraulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs, stream-
cation of educational techniques to integrate the petroleum
line modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, dual-mesh methods
disciplines.
to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity effects in displace-
Reservoir Characterization Project
ment processes, modeling of transient flow in hydraulically
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
fractured horizontal wells, naturally fractured reservoirs con-
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
taining multiple sets of intersecting fractures, numerical
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
modeling of reservoirs containing sparse naturally fractured
9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
regions, improved modeling of matrix vertical flow in dual-
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
porosity reservoirs, steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
for medium gravity foamy oil reservoirs.
component seismic data are recorded, processed, and inter-
Petroleum Exploration and Production
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture.
Center
Each field study has resulted in the development and ad-
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
vancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni-
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
toring of the reservoir production process. The Reservoir
leum Engineering.
Characterization Project promotes interdisciplinary research
and education among industry and students in the fields of
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
geophysics, geology and geological engineering, and petro-
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
leum engineering.
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir
evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic archi-
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ROBERT G. MOORE, 1995-B.S., Northern Arizona Uni-
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
versity; M.P.A., University of Colorado; Vice President for
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Finance and Operations
DEANN CRAIG 536 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
FRANK DeFILIPPO Bledsoe, DeFilippo, Rees, LLC, 1675
Advancement
Broadway, Suite 2440, Denver, CO 80202
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
L. ROGER HUTSON Paladin Energy Partners, LLC, 410
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Associate
17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO 80202
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies;
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Professor of Geophysics
CO 81503
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum Prod-
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice
ucts, 5925 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 102B, Denver, CO 80222
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
Liberal Arts and International Studies
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
LAURIE CORNELL Student Representative
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate Professor
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
of Geophysics
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. William K. Coors
Mr. Frank Erisman
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni-
Mr. Hugh W. Evans
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. Jack Grynberg
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S.,Wayne State University; M.S.,
Rev. Don K. Henderson
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
Mr. Donald E. Miller
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
sity; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
Mr. D. Monte Pascoe
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Senior Assistant Director
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
of Admissions
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University; Director
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
of Public Safety
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
Mr. J. N. Warren
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
Mr. James C. Wilson
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Center and the Office for Student Development and Aca-
ADMINISTRATION
demic Services
JOHN U. TREFNY, 1977-B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D.,
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State University;
Rutgers University; President, Professor of Physics
M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A.,Wells College; M.P.A.,
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of
Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
rado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA Com-
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
pliance Coordinator
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colo-
rado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
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JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S.,
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.A.,
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
University of Colorado; Director of Institutional Research
dent for Academic Affairs
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis Uni-
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
versity; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Development
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
Center Counselor
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
JUDI A. DIAZ-BONACQUISTI, 1997-B.S., Colorado State
EVE JORDAL, 2000-Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
University; Minority Engineering Program Director
dent for Student Life and Dean of Students
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado;
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
M.S., American Technological University; Program Coordi-
Director of Materials Management
nator, Mine Safety and Health Program
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada;
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School
JENNIFER DOANE, 2005-B.A., Colorado State University,
of Mines; Director of EPICS
M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Assistant
Director of Student Activities
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College; M.B.A.,
Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Director of Human
MARSHA KONEGNI, 1998-B.S.,Kansas State University;
Resources
M.S., University of Colorado; Director of Integrated Market-
ing Communications
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S.,Western State College; Intern-
ship Development Coordinator
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College; M.A.,
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.A., M.A., University of
University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the Women in
Oklahoma; Program Manager, Division of Economics and
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM) Program
Business
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
Naval Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety
and Health Program
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
Mines; Director of Green Center
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University;
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado
School of Mines; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and
KELLY FOX, 2004-B.A., University of Nebraska; M.P.A.,
Health Program
University of Colorado; Director of Policy, Planning and
Analysis
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.S., University of Colorado at
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
ERIN MITCHLER, 2004-B.S., University of Northern
Colorado, M.S., Troy State University, HI; Assistant Drector
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State Uni-
Financial Aid
versity; Director of Student Life
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
Research Services
University; Director of Information Services
DANIEL MONTEZ, 2003-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
rado; M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; Associate Vice
rado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
President for Finance and Operations
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Direc-
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student Activities
tor, Office of International Programs
DAVID MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer-
and Technology; Edgar Mine Manager
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
of Admissions
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DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo;
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Executive Director of the Colo-
Director of the Computing Center
rado Energy Research Institute
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State Uni-
ANITA PARISEAU, 2004-B.S., Ithaca College; Director of
versity; M.S., University of Denver; Director of Enrollment
Alumni Relations/Executive Director CSM Alumni Association
Management and Associate Vice President for Student Life
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado School
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
of Mines; Associate Director of Admissions
Computing Services Support Manager
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S.,Wisconsin Institute of Technol-
EMERITI
ogy; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Poly-
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
technic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metal-
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
lurgical Engineering, P.E.
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
System Manager.
of Engineering
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R.N., 1998-Director, Student Health
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan Uni-
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
versity; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Engineer and Security Specialist
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado State University;
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
Assistant Director of Admissions
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice President
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at
for Finance and Operations
New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
Sciences
JEANINE SCHOTTLER, 2004-B.S., Binghamton University;
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, B.S., M.S., Iowa State University;
Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
Chemical Engineering
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
Boulder; Associate Director of Minority Engineering Program
BARBARA B. BATH, 1989-B.A., M.A., University of
Kansas; Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate
SANDRA SIMS, 2004-B.S., Pennsylvania State University,
Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology, PsyD, Florida Institute
of Technology; Counselor
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
THOMAS E. SPICER, 2004-B.S., Fort Hays State Univer-
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
sity; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Director of Athletics
and Head of Physical Education Department
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
Ph.D., New York University; University Emeritus Professor
KRISTIN STOLSMARK, 2005-B.A., Dakota State Univer-
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
sity; Campus ID Card Manager
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
RUTH A. STREVELER, 1994-B.A., Indiana University;
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Computer Sciences
Manoa; Director of the Center for Engineering Education
and Research Associate Professor
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer-
Computer Sciences
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University; M.A.,
Emeritus Professor of Physics
Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
HOLLY WILKINSON, 2005-B.S., Union College, M.S.,
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
Norwich University; Assistant Director of the Career Center
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
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BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama;
DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
M.S.B.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
of Economics and Business
F. EDWARD CECIL, 1976-B.S., University of Maryland;
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Physics
Civil Engineering, P.E.
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
Engineering
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate Pro-
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
fessor of Economics and Business
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, 1984-B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.,
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern Cali-
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeritus Professor of
fornia; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geo-
Chemical Engineering
logical Engineering
JOAN P. GOSINK, 1991-B.S., Massachusetts Institute of
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, 1966-Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S.,
Technology; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., Univer-
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
sity of California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of Engineering
Chemistry and Geochemistry
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washing-
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
ton; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geol-
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
ogy and Geological Engineering
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
Engineering
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
matical and Computer Sciences
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo-
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, 1961-B.S., University of Akron;
Geophysics
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor Emeritus of
JOHN P. HAGER, 1965-B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S.,
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Missouri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extrac-
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Lib-
tive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
eral Arts and International Studies
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A.,
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College; Emeritus
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
International Studies
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, 1976-Met. Engr., Colorado School of
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
PETER HARTLEY, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate Pro-
and Materials Engineering
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Univer-
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
sity of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
JOHN C. EMERICK, 1980-B.S., University of Washington;
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
national 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
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GREGORY S. HOLDEN, 1978-B.S., University of Red-
KENNETH L. LARNER, 1988-B.S., Colorado School of
lands; M.S.,Washington State University; Ph.D., University
Mines; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Uni-
of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and
versity Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Geological Engineering
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Ohio
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
KEENAN LEE, 1970-B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Engineering
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., Univer-
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Physics
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
chemistry
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, B.A., University of Illinois; M.A.,
matical and Computer Sciences
University of Chicago; Emeritus Professor of English
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeritus
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
Economics
Director of Athletics
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Profes-
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
sor of Physics
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Profes-
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Pro-
Chemical Engineering
fessor of Engineering
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, 1972-B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Okla-
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
homa; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
KARL R. NELSON, 1974-Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
of Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
KENNETH E. KOLM, 1984-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of
of Environmental Science and Engineering
Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
Professor of Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, 1980-B.A., University of Oregon;
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
M.A.T.,Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer-
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
International Studies
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, 1977-B.S., University of Notre
Dame; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo;
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
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ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
A. KEITH TURNER, 1972-B.Sc., Queen’s University,
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
Kingston, Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D.,
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A.,Western State College; M.A.,
Geological Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, 1978-B.S., University of
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State Univer-
North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus As-
sity; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of
sociate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Engineering
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia Uni-
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
versity; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
JOHN E. WARME, 1979-B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D.,
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
University of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver; Univer-
of Geology and Geological Engineering
sity Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
and Computer Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., 1969-B.S., University of Notre
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
Dame; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
Professor of Geophysics
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, 1967-B.S., College of St.
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
Thomas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Insti-
of Chemistry and Geochemistry
tute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Physics
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Lib-
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical Uni-
eral Arts and International Studies
versity, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England;
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S., Uni-
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
versity of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College; Emeritus
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, 1973-B.S., M.S., Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
University of Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor of Physics
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Ph.D.,
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of Chem-
JOSEPH D. SNEED, 1980-B.A., Rice University; M.S., Uni-
istry and Geochemistry
versity of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Pro-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, 1969-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Univer-
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
sity of Texas at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
Business and of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
BAKI YARAR, 1980-B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
University, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
Professor of Mining Engineering
Mineral Economics; P.E.
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State Univer-
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Professor
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor of
of Physics
Engineering
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, 1973-B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
JOHN E. TILTON, 1985-B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
Ph.D.,Yale University; University Emeritus Professor of
of Chemical Engineering
Economics and Business
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PROFESSORS
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathemati-
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering, P.E., and Civil Engi-
cal and Computer Sciences
neering Program Chair
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, 1981-B.S., State University of New
DAVE HALE, 2004-B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S.,
York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles Henry Green Professor
Professor of Chemical Engineering
of Exploration Geophysics
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Pro-
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
fessor of Physics
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, 2005-B.A., University of Regina;
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
M.A., Simon Fraser University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
and Computer Sciences
Wisconsin; William J. Coulter Professor of Mineral Econom-
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ics and Professor of Economics and Business
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
and Head of Department
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D.,
University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics and Business
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
University; Professor of Environmental Science and Engi-
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatchewan;
neering
M.Sc., University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School of
Mines; Professor of Geophysics
NEIL F. HURLEY, 1996-B.S., University of Southern
California; M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D.,
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
University of Michigan; Charles Boettcher Distinguished
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
Chair in Petroleum Geology; Professor of Geology and
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
Geological Engineering
Engineering
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of Cey-
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Univer-
lon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology;
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of Math-
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX Distin-
ematical and Computer Sciences
guished Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
Amherst; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Profes-
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
sor of Chemical Engineering
and Geochemistry and Head of Department
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis;
Economics and Business and Division Director
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Engineering
JAMES F. ELY, 1991-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S.,
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Engi-
Department
neering
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, 2001-M.S., PhD., University of
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
Cologne, Germany, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
Engineering
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology; M.S.,
Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Engineering
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum
Engineering
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MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
KEVIN L. MOORE, 2005-B.S.E.E., Louisiana State Uni-
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
versity; M.S.E.E., University of Southern California;
of Technology; Professor of Engineering and Mechanical
Ph.D.E.E., Texas A&M University; Gerard August Dobel-
Engineering Program Chair
man Chair & Professor of Engineering
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cali-
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
fornia at Berkeley; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Geochemistry
Sciences
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Professor of Liberal Arts
and Computer Sciences
and International Studies
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London;
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachu-
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of
setts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto;
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor of Geophysics
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S.,Washington State University;
Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty
Ph.D., Cornell University; John H. Moore Distinguished Pro-
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering sponsored by the
fessor of Physical Metallurgy; Professor of Metallurgical and
ARMCO Foundation; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering, P.E.
Materials Engineering, P.E.
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical Univer-
J. THOMAS McKINNON, 1991-B.S., Cornell University;
sity of Ankara; M.S., Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand;
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of
Professor of Mining Engineering
Chemical Engineering
LEVENT OZDEMIR, 1977-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
JAMES A. McNEIL, 1986-B.S., Lafayette College; M.S.,
School of Mines; Director of Excavation Engineering and Earth
Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor of Physics and
Mechanics Institute and Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
Head of Department
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc., Istanbul Technical Uni-
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of Tech-
versity; Ph.D., University of Tulsa; Professor of Petroleum
nology; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of
Engineering
Florida; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
EUL-SOO PANG, 1986-B.A., Marshall University; M.A.,
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
Ohio University; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of En-
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford Univer-
gineering, P.E., S. Africa
sity; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; Professor of
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
Engineering
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
MAX PEETERS - 1998-M. Sc. Delft University; Baker
Chemical Engineering
Hughes Distinguished Chair in Borehole Geophysics/Petro-
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
physics; Professor of Geophysics
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
EILEEN P. POETER, 1987-B.S., Lehigh University; M.S.,
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Ph.D.,Washington State University; Professor of Geology
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colo-
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
rado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts
DENNIS W. READEY, 1989-B.S., University of Notre
and International Studies
Dame; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Herman