GRADUATE BULLETIN
Color a do School of Mines
2006 –2007

Colorado
School of Mines
2006–2007
Graduate Bulletin

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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
2006–2007

Table of Contents
Academic Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Off Campus Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Student Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Graduate Student Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin Provisions . . . . . 27
Academic Departments & Divisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance. . . . . . . . . . 27
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Exceptions and Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis . . . . . . . . . . 28
Institutional Values and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies . . . . . . . . . 28
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Graduate Students in Undergraduate Courses . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Course and Research Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The Graduate School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Grade Appeal Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Graduate Degrees Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Withdrawing from School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Accreditation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Nondegree Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Admission to the Graduate School . . . . . . . . 11
Veterans’ Benefits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Categories of Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Admission Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance. . . . . . . . 34
Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Application Review Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Student Fees and Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
International Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Student Life at CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Graduate Degrees and Requirements. . . . . . 37
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
I. Professional Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Student Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
II. Master of Science and Engineering Programs . . 38
Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
III. Doctor of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Facilities and Academic Support. . . . . . . . . . 17
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Academic Computing and Networking . . . . . . . . . . 17
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . 43
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Graduate Degree Programs and Description
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
of Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Off Campus Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 81
Office of International Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
(WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering . . . . . . . . . 121
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . 123
Research Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Mathematical and Computer Sciences. . . . . . . . . 137
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 144
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Registration and Tuition Classification. . . . . 21
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
General Registration Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Research Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Research Centers and Institutes . . . . . . . . . 173
Eligibility for Thesis Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Directory of the School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Graduation Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Full-time Status - Required Course Load . . . . . . . . 21
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Late Registration Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Reciprocal Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
In-State Tuition Classification Status. . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Dropping and Adding Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Auditing Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
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2006–2007
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2006
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 21, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 21, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 27, Sunday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 4, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 6, Wednesday
Fall Break Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 16, Monday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 16, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 31, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 13-17, Monday–Friday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 23 –Nov. 26, Thursday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 1, Friday
Classes end. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 7, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8, Friday
Graduating students’ lowest possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, Tuesday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9, 11-14 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 15, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 15, Friday
Final grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16 –Jan. 9, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2007
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 9, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 10, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 14, Sunday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 25, Thursday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 5, Monday
Spring Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 10-18, Saturday–Sunday
Last day to withdraw from a course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 28, Tuesday
All students except new students & 2nd semester freshmen
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 5-7, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration, Field, Summer and Fall Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 9-13, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—new students & 2nd semester freshmen . . . . . . . . . . April 27, Friday
Classes end. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3, Thursday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4, Friday
Graduating students’ lower possible grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 8, Tuesday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5, May 6-10 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 11, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 11, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2007
First Field Term First Day of Class, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term (Census Day) . . . . . . May 18, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 28, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 22, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 18, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . June 26, Tuesday
(Census Day)
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4, Wednesday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 9, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . July 13, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 13, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 3, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 10, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 17, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 20, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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Graduate Bulletin
2006–2007

University Administration / Useful Contacts
Office of Graduate Studies
Graduate Student Association
Mailing address
Rob Applegate
303 273-2101
1500 Illinois Street
President
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Academic Departments & Divisions
Telephone
FAX
The address for all CSM academic departments
303 273-3247
303 273-3244
and divisions is
John M. Poate
303-384-2375
1500 Illinois Street
Vice President for Research
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887
and Technology Transfer
World Wide Web address: http://www.mines.edu/
Lisa Kinzel
303-384-2470
Academic department and division telephone numbers are
Executive Assistant to the Vice
President for Research and
Chemical Engineering
Technology Transfer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3720
Thomas M. Boyd
303-273-3522
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Dean of Graduate Studies
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3610
Jahi Simbai
303-384-2221
Economics and Business
Director of Graduate Recruiting
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3482
and Admissions
jsimbai@mines.edu
Engineering
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3650
Linda L. Powell
303-273-3348
Graduate Admissions Officer
Environmental Science and Engineering
lpowell@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3427
Brenda Neely
303-273-3412
Geology and Geological Engineering
Student Services
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3800
bneely@mines.edu
Geophysics
Lisa Burnham
303-273-3249
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3450
Admissions Coordinator
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Student Housing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3750
Kathy Rice
303-273-3351
Materials Science
Apartment Housing Coordinator
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3660
Financial Aid
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Roger Koester
303-273-3207
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3860
Director of Financial Aid
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Christina Jensen
303-273-3229
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3770
Graduate Student Financial Aid Advisor
Mining Engineering
International Student Services
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3701
Leslie Olsen
303-273-3210
International Student Advisor
Petroleum Engineering
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3740
Registrar’s Office
Physics
Registrar
303-273-3200
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3830
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2006–2007
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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 re-
utilization which can be brought to bear on the world's press-
search experiences to students in science, engineering and re-
ing resource-related environmental problems. As such, it oc-
lated areas that support the institutional mission. Recognizing
cupies a unique position among the world's institutions of
the importance of responsible earth stewardship, CSM places
higher education.
particular emphasis on those fields related to the discovery,
The school's role and mission has remained constant and is
production and utilization of resources needed to improve the
written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School of
quality of life of the world's inhabitants and to sustain the
Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate re-
earth system upon which all life and development depend. To
search institution with high admission standards. The Col-
this end, CSM is devoted to creating a learning community
orado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy,
which provides students with perspectives informed by the
mineral, and materials science and engineering and associ-
humanities and social sciences, perspectives which also en-
ated engineering and science fields. The school shall be the
hance students' understanding of themselves and their role in
primary institution of higher education offering energy, min-
contemporary society. CSM therefore seeks to instill in all
eral and materials science and mineral engineering degrees
graduate students a broad class of developmental and educa-
at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado re-
tional attributes:
vised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
uAn in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization, en-
Throughout the school's 127 year history, the translation of
hanced by hands-on experiential learning, and breadth in
its mission into educational programs has been influenced by
allied fields, including:
the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more
1. the background and skills to be able to recognize, define
clearly than ever before. We believe that the world faces a
and solve problems by applying sound scientific and en-
crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental
gineering principles, and
protection and that CSM and its programs are central to the
2. for thesis-based students, experience in conducting orig-
solution to that crisis. Therefore the school's mission is elab-
inal scientific research and engineering design at the
orated upon as follows:
forefront of their particular area of specialization.
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating stu-
uThe ability to function effectively in an information-based
dents and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering,
economy and society, including:
and associated fields related to
1. written, oral and graphical communications skills that
uthe discovery and recovery of the Earth's resources,
enable effective transmission of concepts and ideas as
u their conversion to materials and energy,
well as technical information, and
utheir utilization in advanced processes and products,
2. expertise in finding, retrieving, evaluating, storing and
and
disseminating information in ways that enhance their
uthe economic and social systems necessary to ensure
leadership role in society and their profession.
their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global
uPreparation for leadership in a team-based milieu, includ-
society.
ing:
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration,
1. the flexibility to adjust to an ever-changing professional
and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural sci-
environment and to appreciate diverse approaches to un-
ences, the social sciences, the humanities, business and their
derstanding and solving professional and societal prob-
union to create processes and products to enhance the qual-
lems,
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 loy-
uThe State requires all public colleges and universities in
alty on the part of colleagues,
Colorado, in concert, to provide appropriate educational
4. interpersonal skills and attitudes which promote cooper-
opportunities in rural areas which are under-served by
ation and enable leadership, and
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:
uThe capability of adapting to, appreciating and working ef-
fectively in an international environment, including:
uDeveloping and sustaining programs which address the
lifelong education needs of individuals in professions
1. being able to succeed in an increasingly interdependent
associated with science, mathematics, engineering, and
world where borders between cultures and economies
technology.
are becoming less distinct, and
uRecruiting high-quality students for the traditional resi-
2. appreciating the traditions and languages of other cul-
dential programs
tures, as well as valuing and supporting diversity in their
own society.
uSpreading and enhancing the reputation of Mines
throughout the world
uHigh standards of integrity expressed through ethical be-
havior and acceptance of the obligation to enhance their
uGenerating revenues that help support the residential
profession and society through service and leadership.
and research missions of the university
Professional Education
Research
A central purpose of a university is the widespread and
The creation and dissemination of new knowledge are pri-
open distribution of the special knowledge created by, and
mary responsibilities of all members of the university com-
reposing in, the expertise of the faculty. At CSM, that special
munity. Public institutions have an additional responsibility
knowledge falls into several broad categories:
to use that knowledge to contribute to the economic growth
and public welfare of the society from which they receive
uA mature body of knowledge, in areas of historic leader-
their charter and support. As a public institution of higher ed-
ship, which is of great value to professionals in those
ucation, a fundamental responsibility of CSM is to provide
fields throughout the world.
an environment which enables contribution to the public
uCreative advances in emerging fields of science and en-
good by encouraging creative research and ensuring the free
gineering, developed in Mines' leading-edge research
exchange of ideas, information, and results. To that end, the
laboratories, which can contribute to the economic and
institution acknowledges the following responsibilities:
physical well-being of people in Colorado and the na-
uTo insure that these activities are conducted in an envi-
tion.
ronment of minimum influence and bias, it is essential
uExpertise 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-
uTo 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,
uLeadership 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
uTo 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.
uCSM is committed to inculcating in its traditional resi-
The following principles derive from these values and re-
dential undergraduate and graduate students an appreci-
sponsibilities:
ation for and commitment to life-long learning and
uThe institution exists to bring faculty and students to-
inquiry. This imposes on Mines a responsibility to create
gether to form a community of scholars.
and support Professional Outreach programs that will
expose students to self-directed learning experiences
uFaculty members have unique relationship with the in-
while still in residence, and provide opportunities for
stitution because of their special responsibility to create
continued intellectual growth after they graduate.
and disseminate knowledge independent of oversight or
direction from the institution.
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uStudents have a dual role as creators and recipients of
uThe institution exists to bring faculty and students to-
knowledge.
gether to form a community of scholars.
uThe institution and the faculty share responsibility for
uFaculty members have a unique relationship with the in-
facilitating the advancement of students in their chosen
stitution because faculty create and disseminate knowl-
discipline.
edge independent of oversight or direction from the
uThe institution and the faculty are mutually dependent
institution.
upon each other, and share the responsibility for the rep-
uFaculty activities must be driven by academic needs re-
utation of both the university and the individual.
lating to the creation and dissemination of knowledge
uAlthough research objectives should be informed by the
rather than commercial opportunities.
institution's responsibility (as a public institution) to
uThe institution and the faculty share responsibility for
contribute to economic growth and societal well-being,
facilitating the advancement of students in their chosen
research priorities must be driven by academic needs re-
discipline. Students are the independent creators of the
lating to the creation, development and dissemination of
expression of ideas in their theses, but may have a dual
knowledge.
role as both an independent creator of an expression of
uResearch policies and practices must conform to the
ideas and as directed employees.
state non-competition law which requires that all re-
uThe institution and the faculty are mutually dependent
search projects have an educational component through
upon each other, and share the responsibility for the rep-
the involvement of students and/or post-doctoral fel-
utation of both the university and the individual.
lows.
uBoth the creator and the institution have an interest in,
uBoth the creator and the institution have interest in, and
and a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and
a responsibility to promote, the dissemination and uti-
utilization of knowledge for the public good.
lization of new knowledge for public good through pub-
uAlthough commercialization is not a primary responsi-
lication and commercialization.
bility of the university community, it is sometimes the
uAlthough commercialization is not a primary responsi-
result of technology transfer.
bility of the university community, it is a common result
uThe creator and the institution should share in the poten-
of technology transfer. The creator and the institution
tial benefits and risks in proportion to their contributions
may each have an interest in the commercialization of
and/or agreed assumption of benefits and risks.
intellectual property and should share in the potential
benefits and risks based on their contributions.
uAll members of the CSM community will demonstrate
the highest level of integrity in their activities associated
Intellectual Property
with intellectual property.
The creation and dissemination of knowledge are primary
responsibilities of all members of the university community.
History of CSM
As an institution of higher education, a fundamental mission
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
of CSM is to provide an environment that motivates the fac-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
ulty and promotes the creation, dissemination, and applica-
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
tion of knowledge through the timely and free exchange of
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of ex-
ideas, information, and research results for the public good.
ploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
To insure that these activities are conducted in an environ-
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
ment of minimum influence and bias, so as to benefit society
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
and the people of Colorado, it is essential that CSM protect
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial
the academic freedom of all members of its community. It is
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
incumbent upon CSM to help promote the utilization and ap-
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
plication of knowledge by defining and protecting the rights
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
and responsibilities of faculty members, students and the in-
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
stitution, with respect to intellectual property which may be
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally es-
created while an individual is employed as a faculty member
tablished. The first diploma was awarded in 1882.
or enrolled as a student. The following principles, derived
from these responsibilities and values, govern the develop-
ment 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. Lo-
leum production and refining as well. Recently it has added
cated 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-mem-
found in every corner of the globe.
ber board of trustees appointed by the governor, and the stu-
dent 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
Accreditation
Because of its special focus, Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the level
has unique programs in many fields. For example, CSM is
of the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission
the only institution in the world that offers doctoral programs
of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street,
in all five of the major earth science disciplines: Geology and
Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 - telephone (312)
Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining
263-0456.
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. It also has one of
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accred-
the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering programs in
itation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market
the country that still focuses on the complete materials cycle
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone
from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
(410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in
In addition to the traditional programs defining the institu-
chemical engineering, engineering, engineering physics, geo-
tional focus, CSM is pioneering both undergraduate and
logical engineering, geophysical engineering, metallurgical
graduate interdisciplinary programs. The School understands
and materials engineering, mining engineering and petroleum
that solutions to the complex problems involving global
engineering. The American Chemical Society has approved
processes and quality of life issues require cooperation
the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and
among scientists, engineers, economists, and the humanities.
Geochemistry.
CSM offers interdisciplinary programs in areas such as
Degree Programs
Prof. M.S. M.E. Ph.D.
materials science, environmental science and engineering,
Applied Physics
n
n
management and public policy, engineering systems, hydrol-
ogy, and geochemistry. These programs make interdiscipli-
Chemical Engineering
n
n
nary connections between traditional fields of engineering,
Chemistry
n
physical science and social science, emphasizing a broad ex-
Applied Chemistry
n
posure to fundamental principles while cross-linking infor-
mation from traditional disciplines to create the insight
Engineering Systems
n
n
needed for breakthroughs in the solution of modern prob-
Engineering & Technology
n
n
lems.
Management
To provide flexibility in meeting new challenges, CSM
Environmental Geochemistry
n
also provides students the opportunity to develop individual-
Environmental Science &
n
n
ized, interdisciplinary graduate research programs at both the
Engineering
Master and PhD level. This program allows students to earn
Geochemistry
n
n
degrees which have one of the following titles:
Geological Engineering
n
n
n
Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary)
Geology
n
n
Master of Science (Interdisciplinary)
Geophysical Engineering
n
n
Master of Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
Geophysics
n
n
When the need arises, CSM also offers interdisciplinary,
Hydrology
non-thesis Professional Master degrees to meet the career
n
n
needs of working professionals in CSM's focus areas.
International Political Economy
o
& Resources
Coordinated by the several departments involved, these in-
Materials Science
terdisciplinary programs contribute to CSM's leadership role
n
n
in addressing the problems and developing solutions that will
Mathematical & Computer
n
n
enhance the quality of life for all of earth's inhabitants in the
Science
next century.
Metallurgical & Materials
n
n
n
Engineering
Graduate Degrees Offered
Mineral Economics
n
n
CSM offers professional masters, master of science
(M.S.), master of engineering (M.E.) and doctor of philoso-
Mineral Exploration & Mining
n
phy (Ph.D.) degrees in the disciplines listed in the chart at
Geosciences
right.
Mining & Earth Systems
n
n
n
Engineering
In addition to masters and Ph.D. degrees, departments and
Petroleum Engineering
n
n
n
divisions can also offer graduate certificates. Graduate cer-
Petroleum Reservoir Systems
tificates are designed to have selective focus, short time to
n
completion and consist of course work only.
o Master of International Political Economy of Resources
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Admission to the Graduate School
Admission Requirements
All credits earned as a nondegree student may be transferred
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is open
into the regular degree program if the student's graduate
to graduates from four-year programs at recognized colleges
committee and department head approve.
or universities. Admission to all graduate programs is com-
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
petitive, based on an evaluation of prior academic perform-
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate stu-
ance, test scores and references. The academic background of
dents the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certifi-
each applicant is evaluated according to the requirements of
cate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while
each department outlined later in this section of the Bulletin.
completing the requirements for their Bachelor Degree.
To be a candidate for a graduate degree, students must
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
have completed an appropriate undergraduate degree pro-
education. An overview of these combined programs and de-
gram. Undergraduate students in the Combined Degree Pro-
scription of the admission process and requirements are
gram may, however, work toward completion of graduate
found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of
degree requirements prior to completing undergraduate de-
this Bulletin.
gree requirements. See the Combined Undergraduate/Gradu-
Admission Procedure
ate Degree section of the Graduate Bulletin for details of this
Applying for Admission
program.
Apply electronically for admission on the World Wide
Categories of Admission
Web. Our Web address is
There are three categories of admission to graduate studies
http://www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad
at Colorado School of Mines: regular, provisional, and spe-
Follow the procedure outlined below.
cial graduate nondegree.
Regular Degree Students
1. Application: Go to the online application form at
www.mines.edu/Admiss/grad/graduate_admissions.html. You
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as de-
may download a paper copy of the application from our web-
termined by the program to which they have applied are ad-
site or contact 303-273-3247 or grad-school@Mines.edu to
mitted as regular graduate students.
have one sent my mail. Students wishing to apply for gradu-
Provisional Degree Students
ate school should submit completed applications by the fol-
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular de-
lowing dates:
gree program directly may be admitted as provisional degree
for Fall admission
students for a trial period not longer than 12 months. During
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
decision concerning full degree status. With department ap-
for Spring Admission
proval, the credits earned under the provisional status can be
September 1 - International student deadline
applied towards the advanced degree.
November 1 - Domestic student deadline
International Special Graduate Students
*April 30 for Geology and Geological Engineering appli-
Applicants who wish to study as non-degree students for
cants
one or two semesters may apply for Special Graduate status.
Special Graduate student status is available to a limited num-
Students wishing to submit applications beyond the final
ber of applicants from abroad. All such students who attend
deadline should make a request to the individual academic
class or audit courses at Colorado School of Mines must reg-
department.
ister and pay the appropriate nonresident tuition and fees for
2. Transcripts: Send to the Graduate School two official
the credits taken.
transcripts from each school previously attended. The tran-
Nondegree Students
scripts may accompany the application or may be sent di-
Practicing professionals may wish to update their profes-
rectly by the institution attended. International students'
sional knowledge or broaden their areas of competence with-
transcripts must be in English or have an official English
out committing themselves to a degree program. They may
translation attached.
enroll for regular courses as nondegree students. Inquiries
3. Letters of Recommendation: Ask three people who
and applications should be made to the Registrar's Office,
know your personal qualities and scholastic or professional
CSM, Golden, CO 80401-0028. Phone: 303-273-3200; FAX
abilities to mail a letter of recommendation directly to the
303-384-2253. A person admitted as a nondegree student
Graduate School. At least two of the letters should be from
who subsequently decides to pursue a regular degree pro-
people acquainted with the scholastic abilities of the appli-
gram must apply and gain admission to the Graduate School.
cant.
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4. Graduate Record Examination: Most departments re-
Financial Assistance
quire 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 to
the Financial Information section of the online graduate ap-
the section Graduate Degree Programs and Courses by De-
plication or complete the Financial Assistance section on the
partment or the Graduate School application packet to find
paper application.
out if you must take the GRE examination. For information
Application Review Process
about the test, write to Graduate Record Examinations, Edu-
cational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-
When application materials are received by the Graduate
6000 (Telephone 609-771-7670), or visit online at
School, they are processed and sent to the desired degree
www.gre.org.
program for review. The review is conducted according to
the process developed and approved by the faculty of that de-
5. English Language Requirement: Applicants whose na-
gree program. The degree program transmits its decision to
tive language is not English must have completed the TOEFL
the Dean of the Graduate School, who then notifies the appli-
examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and
cant. The decision of the degree program is final and may not
have the results sent to the Graduate School as part of the ad-
be appealed.
mission process. The institution has minimum TOEFL ex-
Health Record and Additional Steps
amination requirements. These may be found at
http://www.mines.edu/admiss/grad/intl_stu_admission_app.html.
When students first enroll at CSM, they must complete the
Contact local American embassies or write to TOEFL Ser-
student health record form which is sent to them when they
vices, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton,
are accepted for enrollment. Students must submit the stu-
NJ 08541-6151, USA, (Telephone 609-771-7100) for infor-
dent health record, including health history, medical exami-
mation about the TOEFL examination. You may also visit
nation, and record of immunization, in order to complete
online at www.toefl.org. If a TOEFL exam score indicates
registration.
that the applicant will be handicapped academically, as a
Questions can be addressed to the Coulter Student Health
condition for admission the applicant may be required to en-
Center, 1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869. The
roll in the INTERLINK Language program at CSM until the
Health Center telephone numbers are 303-273-3381 and 303-
required proficiency is achieved.
279-3155.
The INTERLINK Language program offers intensive Eng-
International Students
lish language instruction and skills development for aca-
Qualifying international students (see Admission Require-
demic success. See the detailed description of INTERLINK
ments above) apply for graduate study by following steps
on page 15 of this catalog.
one through six listed in this section.
6. Additional instructions for admission to graduate school
specific to individual departments are contained in the appli-
cation for admission.
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Student Life at CSM
Housing
source library, skills development, and wellness-related ma-
Mines Park
terials. Students can find individual help and group presenta-
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
tions, presented by professional counselors on topics such as
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
stress management, relaxation, assertiveness, time manage-
by CSM. The complex houses some freshmen, upper class
ment, and alcohol/drug education.
students, graduate students, and families. Residents must be
Academic Services: Individual sessions for graduate stu-
full-time students.
dents are available through SDAS. Topics include effective
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
studying and preparation for qualifying exams, memory
cable television, campus phone lines and T-1 connections to
skills, rapid reading of technical material, and learning styles.
the campus network system. There are two community cen-
Graduate students are welcome to avail themselves of other
ters which contain the laundry facilities, recreational/study
services offered by SDAS, such as free tutoring or weekly
space, and a convenience store.
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, or physics.
2006-07 Rates are as follows:
International Student Services
The International Student Office advises international stu-
Family Housing
dents, coordinates the Host Family Program, and holds orien-
1 bedroom
$650/mo
tation programs for new foreign students at the beginning of
2 bedroom
$750/mo
each semester. The international student advisor processes
student visas and work permits.
Apartment Housing
1 bedroom
$650/mo
For more information, call the International Student Ser-
2 bedroom
$878/mo
vices office at 303-273-3210 or FAX 303-273-3099.
3 bedroom
$1,170/mo
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
Blaster cards are made in the Student Life Office in the
please contact the housing office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a card
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each semester the
Room 218.
Student Activities Office issues validation stickers for student
Campus Residence Halls
ID's, and students can replace lost, stolen, or damaged
Blaster Cards for a small fee.
Four of the residence halls located on campus have the tra-
ditional double rooms and common bathrooms, and our fifth
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make pur-
Residence Hall, Weaver Towers, has suites for seven to eight
chases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
people with two private bathrooms and a common living
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
room.
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying ma-
chine, to check material out of the CSM Library and to make
Residence hall rooms are contracted for the entire aca-
purchases at participating golden area businesses. It will also
demic year; costs range from $3,695 for a traditional double
serve as an access card to the campus residence halls and
room to $4,580 for a single in Weaver Towers. All students in
may be required to attend various CSM campus activities.
residence halls must also choose a dining hall meal plan.
Meal plans are $3,290 per year, and students can choose
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
from options available for residence hall students.
BlasterCard for more information.
Student Services
Student Health Center
Ben H. Parker Student Center
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has a dining hall, meet-
Students pay a $45 fee each semester which entitles them to
ing rooms, offices for student activities, a bookstore, and the
unlimited visits with a physician or nurse as well as limited
Integral Club lounge and snack bar. Several dining hall meal
prescription and over-the-counter medications. Spouses of
plans for the Slate Café are available for all students.
enrolled students may also pay the fee and receive the same
Student Center remodeling and additions were completed
services. The health center also provides dental services,
in 1996 and 2001. The new additions house more meeting
wellness education, immunizations, allergy shots, flu shots,
rooms, a food court, and the Admissions, Financial Aid and
nutrition counseling and information regarding a wide range
Registrar's Offices, Career Services, International Student
of health concerns. Staff members are also available to pro-
Services, the Cashier's Office, and Student Development and
vide health-promotion events for students groups and resi-
Academic Support Services.
dence hall program.
Office for Student Development and Academic
The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday
Services
8-12 and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by RN's throughout the day.
Counseling: The SDAS Office, located in the Student Cen-
Physician's coverage is provided by family practice physi-
ter, offers personal and career counseling, a 300-volume re-
cians who are on site for two hours daily and on-call at all
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times. Dental services are also provided on a scheduled basis.
Oredigger Student Newspaper
To be eligible for care, students must be enrolled currently;
The Oredigger student newspaper, published on a regular
have paid the Health Center fee if they are part time and have
basis during the school year, contains news, features, sports,
a completed Health History Form on file at the Health Cen-
letters, and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
ter.
Golden community.
Supervised by Vice President and Dean of Student Life.
Veterans' Benefits
Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
The Registrar's Office offers veterans counseling services
Mandatory Health Insurance
for students attending the School and using educational bene-
Colorado School of Mines requires health insurance as a
fits from the Veterans Administration.
condition of enrollment for all CSM students, regardless of
Student Activities
full-time or part-time status. For students without health in-
Student government committees, professional societies,
surance coverage, the School offers an insurance plan. Addi-
living group organizations, special events, honor societies,
tional coverage for spouses and children is also available.
and interest group organizations add a balance to the CSM
All international students are, however, required to enroll
community and offer participants the chance to develop lead-
in the CSM Plan, regardless of the existence of their own
ership and management skills. The Student Activities office
personal health coverage. There are two exceptions to this re-
can give you an up-to-date list of recognized campus organi-
quirement: (1) the international student has an insurance pol-
zations and more information about them.
icy approved by the CSM International Student Office; or (2)
the international student is receiving benefits for a health in-
Student Government
surance claim that would otherwise be pre-existing under the
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991 and
CSM Plan. Additional coverage for spouses and children is
is recognized by CSM and the National Association of Grad-
also available.
uate-Professional Students (NSGPS). GSA's primary goal is
to improve the quality of a graduate education, offer aca-
NOTE: The Coulter Student Health Center fee and re-
demic support for graduate students, and provide social inter-
quired health insurance are two separate programs.
action.
Motor Vehicles, Parking
GSA takes an active role in university affairs and promotes
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
the rights and responsibilities of graduate students. GSA also
campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois Street,
serves to develop university responsibility to non-academic
and must display the CSM permit. Vehicles must be regis-
concerns of graduate students. GSA is funded through and
tered at the beginning of each semester or within 10 days of
works with Associated Students of the Colorado School of
bringing the vehicle onto campus, and updated whenever you
Mines and is presently represented on the Faculty Senate
change your address.
Graduate Council and Associated Students of CSM. Phone:
Career Center
303-273-3094.
The Career Center helps graduate students look for em-
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
ployment. Each year industry and government representa-
works to advance the interest and promote the welfare of
tives visit the campus to interview students and explain
CSM and of all students, and to foster and maintain harmony
employment opportunities. Fall is the major recruiting season
among those connected with or interested in the school, in-
for both summer and permanent positions, but interviews
cluding students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and friends.
take place in the spring as well. In order to interview, stu-
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to
dents must register with the Career Center by submitting
ensure a full social and academic life for all students with its
copies of a résumé and completing a registration and permis-
organizations, publications, and social events.
sion form.
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves the ASCSM as
A 'Career Manual' is available to help in résumé writing,
the campus special events board. Most student events on
interviewing, and off-campus job searches, and students can
campus are planned by the MAC committees. Committees
get individual critiques of résumés and letters and job search
are the Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) committee, which
advice. Directories and other search materials from the Ca-
brings comedians and other performers to campus on most
reer Center library can be checked out, many workshops are
Fridays in the academic year; the Special Events committee,
offered throughout the year on job search topics, and video-
which coordinates events like the annual Back-to-School
taped practice interviews are available.
Bash, Discount Sport Nights at professional sporting events,
Each fall the Career Center sponsors a Career Day to let
and one-time specialty entertainment; the E-Days committee;
students explore career options with exhibiting employers.
and the Homecoming committee.
Information on full-time, part-time, summer and CO-OP
Special Events
jobs is posted in the Career Center as well as on bulletin
Research Fair: GSA presently co-sponsors a graduate
boards around campus. Registered students are often referred
paper competition with Sigma XI during CSM's spring se-
directly to employers. For information phone: 303-273-3235.
mester Engineering Days (E-Days). The fair is designed to
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give graduate students the opportunity to make a presentation
Interest Organizations
in a professional conference setting about research they have
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs of
been working on. At the conclusion of the event, cash prizes
the CSM student body by providing specific co-curricular ac-
are awarded to graduate students whose papers exhibit out-
tivities. These organizations are:
standing contributions to their areas of study.
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
International Day is planned and conducted by the Inter-
Band
national Student Organization. It includes exhibits and pro-
Bioengineering Club
grams designed to further the cause of understanding among
the countries of the world. The international dinner, including
Campus Crusade for Christ
entertainment and samples of foods from countries all over
College Republicans
the world, is one of the top campus social events of the year.
Chorus
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
CSM Ambassadors
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
Earthworks
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the en-
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
tire year's activities. Events include a football rally and game,
Hawaii Club
campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen and
Math Club
beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
Mines Little Theatre
Engineer Days are held each spring. The three-day affair
Non-Traditional Students
is organized entirely by students. Contests are held in
Students for Creative Anachronism
drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics, and soft-
Young Democrats
ball, to name a few. Additional events include a fireworks
display, an E-Day concert, and the traditional orecart push.
International & Minority Organizations
GSA Fall and Spring Blowout: GSA sponsors parties
International and minority organizations provide the op-
twice a year for graduate students. Held in the late spring and
portunity to experience different cultures while at Mines and
early fall at local parks, they let graduate students take a
help the students from those cultures adjust to Mines campus
break from studying.
life. These organizations include
Honor Societies
Afro-Caribbean Students Union
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
Chinese Student Association
their members in scholarship, leadership, and service. Each
International Student Organization (ISO)
of the CSM honor societies recognizes different achieve-
Japanese Student Association (JSA)
ments by our students. The Colorado School of Mines honor
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
Taiwanese Student Association
Alpha Phi Omega
Service
American Indians in Science & Engineering (AISES)
Alpha Sigma Mu
Metals
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Blue Key
Service, Scholarship, Activities
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Kappa Kappa Psi
Band
Hispanic Professional Engineers & Scientists (SHPES)
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Mathematics
National Society of Pershing Rifles
Military Science
Order of Omega
Greek Scholarship
Pi Epsilon Tau
Petroleum Engineering
Sigma Pi Sigma
Physics
Tau Beta Pi
Engineering
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Professional Societies
Recreational Organizations
Professional societies are generally student chapters of the
Recreational organizations give students with similar
national professional societies. As student chapters, the pro-
recreational interests the chance to participate as a group in
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
the activities. Most of the recreational organizations compete
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
on both the local and regional levels at tournaments during
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
the school year. These clubs are:
in the profession. Many of the organizations also offer intern-
Billiards Club
ships, fellowships, and scholarships. The Colorado School of
Mines chapters are as follows:
Caving Club
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Cheerleading
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Kayak Club
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Racquetball Club
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Rugby Club
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Shooting Club
Engineers (AIME)
Ski Club/Team
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
Men's Volleyball
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Women's Soccer
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
BMOC (Big Men on Campus)
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Welding Society
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Association of General Contractors (AGC)
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Society of Physics Students (SPS)
Society of Graduate Geophysics Students (SGGS)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society of AIME
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Facilities and Academic Support
Arthur Lakes Library
academic/computer/, directly from the front desk of the
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
Computing Center (Green Center 231) or CTLM locations,
engineering, energy, minerals and materials science, and
or by calling (303) 273-3431.
associated engineering and science fields. The library
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net-
provides educational and research resources to support and
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
enhance the academic mission of CSM. The library staff is
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
committed to excellence in supporting the information needs
of the locations.
of the CSM community and providing access to information
In addition to central server and facilities operations,
for library users.
services provided to the campus community include e-mail,
The library collections include more than 500,000 volumes;
wired and wireless network operation and support, modem
approximately 1800 serial titles with hundreds of databases
pools, access to the commodity Internet, Internet 2, and Na-
and e-journals; over 201,000 maps; archival materials on
tional Lambda Rail, network security, volume and site licens-
CSM and western mining history; and several special col-
ing of software, on-line training modules, videoconferencing,
lections. The library is a selective U.S. and Colorado state
and campus web site and central systems administration and
depository with over 600,000 government publications, in-
support. In addition, support and administration is provided
cluding selected NTIS publications.
for some academic department servers, laboratories, and
Access to CSM collections is provided by Catalyst, the
desktops. AC&N manages and supports the central course
on-line public access catalog and circulation system. Students
management system (Blackboard), calendaring services,
and faculty have access to nearly all of the library’s electronic
printing, short-term equipment loan, and room scheduling for
resources from any computer on the campus network, includ-
some general computer teaching classrooms.
ing those in networked CSM residential facilities. Dial-up
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput-
and Internet access is also available from on and off-campus.
ing network operated by AC&N and many areas of the cam-
See the library’s web page at http://www.mines.edu/library/
pus are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls
for more information and Web links.
and the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network
Reference resources include specialized databases, web-
access and some fraternity and sorority houses are also di-
sites and print indexes. Reference librarians provide instruc-
rectly connected to the network.
tion and personal help as needed, conduct library research
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and
sessions for classes, and provide e-mail and telephone refer-
networking resources are expected to comply with all poli-
ence and research services.
cies related to the use of these resources. Policies are posted
In addition to material that can be checked out from the
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/policies/.
CSM library and other libraries within the Colorado Alliance,
For more information about AC&N, see the web pages
interlibrary loan service provides access to materials from
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/.
regional and world-wide libraries.
Copy Center
Academic Computing and Networking
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
Please note that all Academic Computing and Networking facility
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, and halftones.
offices and labs currently located in the Green Center are expected to
Printing can be done on all paper sizes from odd-sized origi-
move to the CTLM addition sometime during the 2006-2007 aca-
nals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo
demic year. Please check with AC&N staff if you have questions
Binding, folding, sorting and collating, reduction and en-
about this relocation
largement, two sided copying, and color copying. We have
a variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM
Academic Computing and Networking (AC&N) provides
watermark for thesis copying. These services are available to
computing and networking services to meet the instructional,
students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus exten-
research, and networking infrastructure needs of the campus.
sion is 3202.
AC&N manages and operates the campus network along
with central academic computing systems and laboratories
CSM Alumni Association
located in the Green Center, CTLM, Writing Center, and
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Associ-
Library. In addition, AC&N’s academic department support
ation, established in 1895, serves the Colorado School of
services group provides support services for many depart-
Mines and its alumni. Services and benefits of membership
mental servers, laboratories, and desktops.
include:
Central computing accounts and services are available to
Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
registered students and current faculty and staff members.
alumni news; an online directory of all Mines alumni for net-
Information about hours, services, and the activation of new
working purposes; on-line job listings; section activities that
accounts is available on the web site at http://www.mines.edu/
provide social and networking connections to the campus and
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other Mines alumni around the world; invitations to local and
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
annual alumni meetings, reunions, golf tournaments and
The INTERLINK Language program combines intensive
other special events on and off campus; awards, including the
English language instruction (ESL) with academic training
opportunity to nominate outstanding fellow alumni and be
and cultural orientation to prepare students for their studies at
nominated yourself; CSM library privileges for Colorado res-
CSM. Designed for international students in engineering and
idents; access to career service aids; discounts with partner
the sciences, the program prepares students for a successful
vendors; and e-mail forwarding services.
transition to their new academic and cultural environment.
Benefits for current Colorado School of Mines students are
The curriculum focuses on individual student needs, utilizing
legacy grants for children or grandchildren of alumni; the
experiential learning projects, media technology (video, film,
Student Financial Assistance Program; recognition banquets
computers, TV, radio, the Internet) and various sources and
for graduating seniors/graduate students; the CSMAA Men-
resources in the surrounding community. Successful comple-
torship program, pairing students with alumni for profes-
tion of the program may entitle academically qualified stu-
sional development; assistance and support of School events
dents to begin their academic studies without a TOFEL score.
such as Homecoming; alumni volunteer assistance in student
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
recruiting; Order of the Engineer ceremonies; and programs
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
enabling alumni input in school programming.
or above) and are able to meet their educational and living
For further information, call 303 273-3295, FAX 303 273-
expenses. For further information contact INTERLINK Lan-
3583, e-mail csmaa@mines.edu, or write Mines Alumni As-
guage Center (ESL) at:
sociation, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden, CO
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
80402-1410.
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
Environmental Health and Safety
http://www.eslus.com
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 195. The Department pro-
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
vides a variety of services to students, staff and faculty mem-
Tele: 303-273-3516
bers. Functions of the Department include: hazardous waste
Fax: 303-278-4055
collection and disposal; chemical procurement and distribu-
LAIS Writing Center
tion; chemical spill response; assessment of air and water
Located in room 311 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
quality; fire safety; laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; ra-
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
diation safety; biosafety; and recycling. Staff is available to
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to
consult on issues such as chemical exposure control, hazard
enhance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center
identification, safety systems design, personal protective
faculty are experienced technical and professional writing
equipment, or regulatory compliance. Stop by our office or
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with every-
call 303 273-3316. The EHS telephone is monitored nights
thing from course assignments to scholarship and job appli-
and weekends to respond to spills and environmental emer-
cations. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
gencies.
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
Green Center
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/wc/writingcenter.html).
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
Off-Campus Study
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a large
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama productions,
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
or for any occasion when a large attendance is expected.
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
arranged for up to 450 people.
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
123 and 310, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the modern Com-
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
puting Center and the Department of Geophysics.
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Office of International Programs
Women in Science, Engineering and
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
OIP is located in 109 Stratton Hall. For more specific
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
information about study abroad and other international
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and services
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
for the CSM community regarding gender and equity issues.
(http://www.mines.edu/Academic/lais/OIP/).
For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich, Executive
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
Director of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathe-
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
matics, Colorado School of Mines, 1133 17th Street, Golden,
tunities for CSM undergraduate and graduate students and
CO 80401-1869, or call (303) 273-3097; dlasich@mines.edu
serve as an informational and advising resource for them;
or www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/wisem
(2) assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
Public Relations
(3) serve as an information resource for faculty and scholars
The communications staff in the President’s Office is
of the CSM community, promoting faculty exchanges and
responsible for public relations and marketing initiatives
the pursuit of collaborative international research activities;
at Mines. For information about the School’s publications
(4) foster international outreach and technology transfer pro-
guidelines, including the use of Mines logos, and for media-
grams; (5) facilitate arrangements for official international
related requests, contact Marsha Williams, Director of
visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the interna-
Integrated Marketing Communications, 303-273-3326 or
tionalization of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
marswill@mines.edu.
Office of Technology Transfer
Research Services
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Associ-
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
ate Vice President for Finance and Operations and Controller,
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
provides administrative support in proposal preparation and
ownership of CSM’s intellectual property, and contribute to
contract and grant administration, which includes negotia-
Colorado’s and the nation’s economic growth. OTT reports
tion, account set-up, and close out of expired agreements. In-
directly to the CSM President, and the office works closely
formation on any of these areas of research and specific
with the Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer
forms can be accessed on our web site at
and the School’s Office of Legal Services to coordinate ac-
www.is.mines.edu/ors.
tivities. Through its internal technical review team and exter-
nal business commercialization board, OTT strives to:
Special Programs and Continuing
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
Education (SPACE)
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special programs,
CSM’s intellectual capital;
and professional outreach programs to practicing engineers
and other working professionals. Short courses, offered both
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
on the CSM campus and throughout the US, provide con-
faculty, students, and staff;
centrated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the communi-
faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced profes-
ty, state, and nation through facilitating technology
sionals. The Office offers a broad array of programming for
transfer to the commercial sector;
K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher Enhancement
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project. The Office
neurship;
also coordinates educational programs for international cor-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
porations and governments through the International Insti-
faculty and students;
tute for Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine Safety
and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin lists the ed-
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to
ucational programs offered by the SPACE Office, CSM,
expand the school’s research and education.
1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303 273-
3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu; website
www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
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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
Eligibility for Reduced Registration
The normal full load for graduate students is 9 credit hours
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who
per term. Special cases outlined below include first-year in-
have completed the minimum course and research require-
ternational students who must receive special instruction to
ments for their degree are eligible to pursue their graduate
improve their language skills, and students who have com-
program full time at a reduced registration level. In order to
pleted of their credit-hour requirements and are working full
be considered for this reduced, full-time registration cate-
time on their thesis.
gory, students must satisfy the following requirements:
Full-time graduate students may register for an overload of
1. For M.S./M.E. students, completion of 36 hours of
up to 6 credit hours (up to 15 credit hours total) per term at
course and research credits combined
no increase in tuition. Subject to written approval by their
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of course
advisor and department head or division director, students
and research credits combined
may register for more than 15 credit hours per term by pay-
ing additional tuition at the regular part-time rate for all
3. For all students, an approved Admission to Candidacy
hours over 15. The maximum number of credits for which a
form must be on file in the Graduate Office within the first
student can register during the summer is 12.
week of the semester you are applying for reduced thesis
registration.
Students may register at less than the required full-time
registration, except for students meeting any of the following
4. Candidates for thesis-based degrees may not use more
conditions.
than 12 credit hours per semester in determining eligibility
for reduced, full-time registration.
u International students subject to immigration require-
ments. This applies to international students holding
Transfer credits that have been accepted toward the degree
J-1 and F-1 visas.
count toward the 36 or 72 hour requirement. Students who
are eligible for reduced, full-time registration will be consid-
u Students receiving financial assistance in the form of
ered full time if they are registered for 3 credit hours of re-
graduate teaching assistantships, research assistant-
search under course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706
ships, fellowships or hourly contracts.
(Ph.D.) as appropriate. Faculty will assign research grades
u Students enrolled in academic programs that require
indicating satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress based on
full-time registration. Refer to the degree program sec-
their evaluation of the student’s work.
tions of this bulletin to see if this applies to a particular
program.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate, students must be registered during the term in
Students for whom any one of these conditions apply must
which they complete their program. In enforcing this regis-
register at the appropriate full-time credit hour requirement.
tration requirement, the Graduate School allows students to
If not required to register full-time, to remain in good
complete their checkout requirements past the end of the
standing, students must register continuously each fall and
semester. Late checkout is accepted by the Graduate School
spring semester. Summer registration is not required for stu-
through the last day of registration in the semester immedi-
dents to remain in good standing.
ately following the semester in which a student has com-
Students who continue to work on degree programs and
pleted his or her academic degree requirements; the Spring
utilize CSM facilities during the summer, however, must
for Fall completion, the Summer for Spring completion, and
register. Students registered during the summer pay full
Fall for Summer completion. Students not meeting this check-
summer fees.
out deadline are required to register for an additional semes-
ter before the Graduate School will process their checkout
Research Registration
request. Refer to page 30 for additional information or
In addition to completing prescribed course work and
www.mines.edu/admiss/grad/graduation.htm
defending a thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs
must complete a research or engineering design experience
Full-time Status - Required
under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor. Master
Course Load
students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of research
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring semesters,
credit, and doctoral students must complete a minimum of 24
students must register for at least 9 credit hours. However,
hours of research credit at CSM. While completing this
international students need only register for 6 credit hours
experience, students will register for research credit under
per semester during their first year, if they are required to
course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as
take special language instruction or are accepted in Provi-
appropriate. Faculty will assign grades indicating satisfactory
sional Status. In the event a thesis-based student has com-
or unsatisfactory progress based on their evaluation of the
pleted his or her required course work and research credits
student’s work.
and is eligible for reduced,full-time registration, the student
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will be deemed full-time if he or she is registered for at least
In-State Tuition Classification Status
3 credit hours of research credit.
General Information
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester, stu-
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of tui-
dents must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
tion for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal resi-
Late Registration Fee
dence, is in Colorado. Each CSM student is classified as
either an “in-state resident” or a “non-resident” at the time
Students must complete their registration by the date
of matriculation. These classifications, which are governed
specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to
by Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by
complete their registration during this time will be assessed
each student on his or her application for admission to CSM.
a $100 late registration fee and will not receive any tuition
A student who willfully furnishes incorrect information to
fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
CSM to evade payment of non-resident tuition shall be sub-
Leave of Absence
ject to serious disciplinary action.
Leaves of absence will be granted only when unanticipated
It is in the interest of each graduate student who is a U.S.
circumstances make it temporarily impossible for students to
citizen and who is supported on an assistantship or fellow-
continue to work toward a degree. Leave of absence requests
ship to become a legal resident of Colorado at the earliest
for the current semester must be received by the Dean of
opportunity. Typically, tuition at the non-resident rate will
Graduate Studies prior to the last day of classes. Leave of
be paid by CSM for these students during their first year of
absence requests for prior semesters will not be considered.
study only. After the first year of study, these students may
Any request for a leave of absence must have the prior
be responsible for paying the difference between resident and
approval of the student’s faculty advisor, the department
non-resident tuition.
head or division or program director and the Dean of Gradu-
Requirements for Establishing In-State Residency
ate Studies. The request for a leave of absence must be in
The specific requirements for establishing residency for
writing and must include (1) the reasons why the student
tuition classification purposes are prescribed by state law
must interrupt his or her studies and (2) a plan (including a
(Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because
timeline and deadlines) for resuming and completing the
Colorado residency status is governed solely by Colorado
work toward the degree in a timely fashion.
law, the fact that a student might not qualify for in-state
Students on leaves of absence will remain in good stand-
status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
ing even though they are not registered for any course or re-
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the burden
search credits.
of proof on the student to provide clear and convincing evi-
Thesis-based students will not have access to CSM resources
dence of eligibility.
while on a leave of absence. This includes, but is not limited
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in
to, office space, computational facilities, library and faculty.
Colorado for the year immediately preceding the beginning
Students who fail to register and who are not on approved
of the semester in which in-state status is sought. “Domicile”
leaves of absence have their degree programs terminated.
is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of
Students who wish to return to graduate school after an
habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for in-state
unauthorized leave of absence must apply for readmission
status if at least one parent (or his or her court-appointed
and pay a $200 readmission fee.
guardian) has been domiciled in Colorado for at least one
year. If neither of the student’s parents are domiciliaries of
The financial impact of requesting a leave of absence for
Colorado, the student must be a qualified person to begin the
the current semester is covered in the section on “Payments
one-year domiciliary period. A “qualified person” is someone
and Refunds.”
who is at least twenty-two years old, married, or emanci-
Reciprocal Registration
pated. A student may prove emancipation if: (1) the student’s
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State Sup-
parents have entirely surrendered the right to the student’s
ported Institutions in Northern Colorado, CSM graduate
custody and earnings; (2) the student’s parents are no longer
students who are paying full-time tuition may take courses at
under any duty to financially support the student; and (3) the
Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado,
student’s parents have made no provision for the continuing
and University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver, Colorado
support of the student.
Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no charge by
To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified per-
completing the request form and meeting the required con-
son must be living in Colorado with the present intention to
ditions on registration and tuition, course load, and course
reside permanently in Colorado. Although none of the follow-
and space availability. Request forms are available from the
ing indicia are determinative, voter registration, driver’s
Registrar’s office.
license, vehicle registration, state income tax filings, real
property interests, and permanent employment (or acceptance
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of future employment) in Colorado will be considered in de-
After the 11th day of classes through the 10th week, con-
termining whether a student has the requisite intention to per-
tinuing students may drop any course for any reason with a
manently reside in Colorado. Once a student’s legal residence
grade of “W”. Graduate students in their first semester at
has been permanently established in Colorado, he or she may
CSM have through the 14th week of that semester to drop a
continue to be classified as a resident student so long as such
course. A student must process a form and pay a $4.00 fee for
residence is maintained, even though circumstances may re-
any change in class schedule after the first 11 days of class,
quire extended temporary absences from Colorado.
except in cases beyond the student’s control or withdrawal
For more information about the requirements for establish-
from 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-
1. A list of the courses from which they wish to with-
tion with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is due in the
draw. This must include all courses for which they are
Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the semester for
registered.
which the student is requesting in-state resident status. Upon
2. Documentation of the problem which is the basis for
receipt of the petition, the Registrar will initially decide
the request.
whether the student should be granted in-state residency sta-
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.)
Auditing Courses
Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
As part of the maximum of 15 semester hours of graduate
Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
work, students may enroll for no credit (NC) in a course with
Geological Engineering (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
the permission of the instructor. Tuition charges are the same
Hydrology (M.S. and Ph.D.)
for no credit as for credit enrollment.
Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Students must enroll for no credit before the last day of
Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is
available in the Registrar’s Office. NC designation is awarded
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more informa-
only if all conditions stipulated by course instructors are met.
tion about WICHE.
Mines requires that all U.S. students who are being sup-
Dropping and Adding Courses
ported by the institution register full time, and federal finan-
Students may drop or add courses through web registra-
cial aid regulations prohibit us from counting NC registration
tion without paying a fee during the first 11 school days of a
in determining financial aid eligibility. In addition, the INS
regular semester, the first four school days of a six-week
requires that international students register full time, and re-
field course, or the first six school days of an eight-week
cent anti-terrorism proposals discourage us from counting
summer term.
NC registration toward that requirement. Furthermore, there
are no consistent standards for expectations of students who
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register for NC in a course. Therefore, in order to treat all
Off-Campus Study
CSM students consistently, NC registration will not count
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
toward the minimum number of hours for which students are
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
required to register. This includes the minimum continuous
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
registration requirement of part-time students and the 3-, or
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
9-hour requirement for students who must register full time.
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
The reduced registration policy is based on the principle
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
that the minimum degree requirement (36 or 72 hours) would
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
include only the credits applied toward that degree. Defi-
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
ciency and extra courses are above and beyond that mini-
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
mum. NC courses fall into the latter category and may not be
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
applied toward the degree. Therefore, NC registration will
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
not count toward the number of hours required to be eligible
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
for reduced thesis registration.
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
NC registration may involve additional effort on the part
of faculty to give and/or grade assignments or exams, so it is
the institution’s policy to charge tuition for NC courses.
Therefore, NC registration will count toward the maximum
number of credits for which a graduate student may be al-
lowed to register. This includes a tuition surcharge for credits
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
takes 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 Affairs.
Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest stan-
Campus Security
dards of academic excellence and personal integrity regard-
This policy is intended to improve security and reduce
ing my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and research
crime on campus. It includes the publishing of campus crime
endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and above all,
statistics and procedures for reporting crimes.
with honor and integrity in all aspects of my academic en-
deavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work of others
Alcohol Use
as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized assistance
This policy conforms to state and local laws on alcohol
in the performance of academic coursework. I will conduct
use, distribution, and consumption. The text restates the legal
myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library, comput-
drinking age, designates campus locations for consuming
ing center, and all other school facilities and resources. By
alcoholic beverages, explains procedures for planning stu-
practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the princi-
dent events at which alcohol is served, and gives the penal-
ples of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I will not
ties for violating the policy.
participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination or mis-
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 member of the CSM community has reasonable
and verifying as true things that are known to the student
grounds for suspecting that a student or students have en-
not to be true or verifiable.
gaged in academically dishonest conduct, they have an obli-
gation to act on this suspicion in an appropriate fashion.
2. Plagiarism – presenting the work of another as one’s
Faculty who suspect student(s) should inform the student(s)
own. This is usually accomplished through omission of
of the allegations, and attempt to resolve the issue directly.
acknowledgment. Examples include submitting as one’s
Students who suspect other students of academically dishon-
own work the work of another student, a ghost writer, or
est conduct should inform the course instructor, research ad-
a commercial writing service; quoting, either directly or
visor or division/department head, whichever is most
paraphrased, a source without appropriate acknowledg-
appropriate for the particular case and let them followup on
ment; and using figures, charts, graphs or facts without
the allegation. In cases where allegations are associated with
appropriate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional
the research activities vital to a student's thesis or disserta-
misuse or appropriation of another’s work is still consid-
tion, the student's thesis committee must be made aware of
ered plagiarism.
the allegations, and the thesis committee is charged with at-
3. Falsification/Fabrication – inventing or altering informa-
tempting to resolve the issue.
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
Faculty members and thesis committees have broad discre-
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that par-
tion to address and resolve misconduct matters in a manner
ticular results were achieved from procedures when such
that is commensurate with the infraction and consistent with
procedures were not actually undertaken or when such re-
the values of the Institution. This includes imposition of ap-
sults were not actually supported by the pertinent data;
propriate academic sanctions for students involved in aca-
false citation of source materials; reporting false informa-
demically dishonest behavior. While faculty members will
tion about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences;
make reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of the
submitting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed
parties involved, if academic sanctions are to be imposed a
deadlines; and altering previously submitted examinations.
written summary of the suspected infraction and the sanction
4. Tampering – interfering with, altering or attempting to
to be imposed must be provided the accused student, the stu-
alter university records, grades, assignments, or other
dent's Department Head/Division Director and the Graduate
documents without authorization. Examples include using
Dean within 10 business days of disclosure of the accusation.
a computer or a false-written document to change a
Students who disagree with the accusation or penalty im-
recorded grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any
posed may, or in case where faculty believe that a non-aca-
academic record; gaining unauthorized access to a univer-
demic response (e.g., suspension, dismissal, or revocation of
sity record by any means.
specific campus privileges) is appropriate must appeal to the
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Graduate Dean. Appeals to the Graduate Dean must be in
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal
writing and must be delivered within 20 business days of the
Procedures
initial disclosure of the accusation.
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of
The Graduate Dean will review the accusation and deter-
an initial indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the
mine the appropriate appeal process. In most instances, ap-
Dean of Graduate Studies shall notify the student of his or
peals of accusations that are related to research misconduct
her probationary status in a timely manner.
associated with a student's thesis or dissertation will be
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal by one of
processed according to the Institution's Research Integrity
the mechanisms defined above, the Dean shall notify the
Policy. The Research Integrity Policy is availability as sec-
student and invite him or her to submit a written remedial
tion 10.11 of the Faculty Handbook. Appeals of accusations
plan, including performance milestones and deadlines, to
related to misconduct in most other areas of a student's aca-
correct the deficiencies that caused or contributed to the stu-
demic program will be processed through the Student Judi-
dent’s unsatisfactory academic progress. The remedial plan,
cial Panel. A description of this process is available in the
which must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor and
Colorado School of Mines Student Handbook.
the department head, division or program director, shall be
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin
submitted to the Dean no later than 15 business days from
Provisions
the date of official notification. If the Dean concludes that the
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
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in
degree requirements within an acceptable time frame, the
Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
Dean shall notify the student of his or her discretionary dis-
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a
missal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal the
graduate degree shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the
dismissal as outlined below.
following conditions occur:
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Resulting
u Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of
in Mandatory Dismissal
3.0 or greater (see Grading System section);
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the
following measures shall result in immediate, mandatory
u Receipt of an “In-Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade for
dismissal of a graduate student: (1) failure to successfully
research; or
defend the thesis after two attempts; (2) failure to be admit-
u 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
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a graduate
event, the Dean shall notify the student of his or her dis-
student shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate Studies in a
missal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal
timely manner. Students making unsatisfactory progress by
the dismissal as outlined below.
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-
uate Studies in a timely manner by the department head or
Appeal Procedures
division/program director.
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be ap-
pealed by a graduate student pursuant to this procedure. To
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trigger review hereunder, an appeal must: (1) be in writing;
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s
(2) contain a succinct description of the matter being appealed;
advisor and department head or division director, then
and (3) be filed with the Office of the Dean of Graduate
submit it to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Studies no later than 20 business days from the date upon
3. If the request involves academic policies or requirements,
which the student received official notification from the
the Dean of Graduate Studies will request Graduate Coun-
Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
cil approval at their next regularly scheduled meeting.
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or
4. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of
mandatory dismissal, the Dean shall appoint a review com-
the decision. The student may file a written appeal with
mittee composed of three tenured faculty members who are
the Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs within
not members of the student’s home or minor department or
10 business days of being notified of the decision. The
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-
dent, the student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the student’s
5. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will
thesis committee; (2) review all documentation related to the
notify the Graduate Council of the request, the decision
appeal under consideration; (3) secure the assistance of out-
and the reasons for the decision. If the Graduate Council
side expertise, if needed; and (4) obtain any other informa-
endorses the decision, then any other student in the same
tion necessary to properly consider the appeal.
situation having the same justification can expect the
same decision.
The authority to render a final decision regarding all grad-
uate student appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the Dean
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis
of Graduate Studies.
The award of a thesis-based graduate degree is conditioned
Exceptions and Appeals
on the student’s deposit of his or her completed thesis in the
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-
tion standards, admission standards and new and modified
Under special circumstances, CSM may agree to include
degree programs, certificates, minors and courses. No CSM
proprietary research in a graduate student’s thesis. The nature
administrator, faculty or staff member may change, waive or
and extent of the proprietary research reported in the thesis
grant exceptions to such academic policies and requirements
must be agreed upon in writing by the principal investigator,
without approval of the Graduate Council, the Senate and/or
student and Dean of Graduate Studies. In some cases, the
the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
proprietary nature of the underlying research may require
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
keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and deadlines, regis-
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies
tration requirements and procedures, assessment of tuition
If the department or division decides that new students do
and fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean of Gradu-
not have the necessary background to complete an advanced
ate Studies may waive or grant exceptions to such adminis-
degree, they will be required to enroll in courses for which
trative policies and procedures as warranted by the
they will receive no credit toward their graduate degree, or
circumstances of individual cases.
complete supervised readings, or both. Students are notified
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.
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transcript, become part of the student’s permanent record,
and then maintain the standards of academic performance
and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students whose under-
established for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
graduate records are deficient should remove all deficiencies
If a student believes they have been unfairly graded, the
as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate studies.
student may appeal this decision to the Faculty Affairs Com-
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
mittee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Committee
Courses
is the faculty body authorized to review and modify course
grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision made by
Students may receive graduate credit for a maximum
the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
of nine semester hours of department-approved 400-level
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden
course work not taken to remove deficiencies upon the rec-
of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by the Fac-
ommendation of the graduate committee and the approval of
ulty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate that
the Graduate Dean.
the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one or
Students may receive graduate credit for 300-level courses
more of the following conditions applied:
only in those programs which have been recommended by
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
the department and have been approved by the Graduate
course performance; unless the grade was a result of
Council before the students enroll in the course. In that case
penalty for academic dishonesty.
a maximum of nine total hours of 300- and 400-level courses
will be accepted for graduate credit.
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
unreasonably different from those applied to other stu-
Independent Study
dents in the same section of that course.
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
of effort in educational activity. To register for independent
substantially and unreasonably from those previously ar-
study or for a “special topics” course, a student should get
ticulated by the instructor.
from the Registrar’s Office the form provided for that pur-
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
pose, have it completed by the instructor involved and appro-
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
priate department/division head, and return it to the
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
Registrar’s Office.
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
Course and Research Grades
supporting the student’s case.
All candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a cumu-
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
lative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
after acceptance into a degree program. This includes both
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written
graduate and undergraduate courses. Any grade lower than
grade appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later
“C-” is unsatisfactory and is not acceptable for credit toward
than 10 business days after the start of the regular (fall or
graduate degree requirements or graduate deficiencies.
spring) semester immediately following the semester in
For research credits, students receive either an “In
which the contested grade was received. In the event that
Progress-Satisfactory” or an “In Progress-Unsatisfactory”
the course instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness,
grade based on their faculty advisor’s evaluation of their
sabbatical, retirement, or resignation from the university,
work. Research grades do not enter into the calculation of the
the course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/
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 grade are placed on academic probation by the Gradu-
submitting three copies of the written appeal plus three
ate Dean and may be subject to discretionary dismissal as
copies of a summary of the instructor/student meetings
defined by the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance section
held in connection with the previous step to the President
of this Bulletin.
of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business
Grade Appeal Process
days after the start of the semester immediately following
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
the semester in which the contested grade was received.
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
The President of the Faculty Senate will forward the stu-
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
dent’s appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is con-
Affairs Committee, and the course instructor’s Depart-
sistent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is
ment Head/Division Director.
the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
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4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
Graduation exercises are held in December and May.
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review
Students eligible to graduate at these times are expected to
of the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any
attend their respective graduation exercises. Students in
other information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal,
thesis-based degree programs may not, under any circum-
the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine whether the
stances, attend graduation exercises before completing all
grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
degree requirements.
either: 1) the original grading decision is upheld, or
Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not
2) sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
be released by the School for any student or graduate who
assigned unfairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
Committee will assign the student a new grade for the
course. The Committee’s written decision and supporting
Withdrawing from School
documentation will be delivered to the President of the
To officially withdraw from CSM, a graduate student
Faculty Senate, the office of the EVPAA, the student, the
must process a withdrawal form through the Graduate Office.
instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
When the form is completed, the student will receive grades
Director no later than 15 business days following the
of W in courses in progress. If the student does not officially
Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s. Leaving
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
school without having paid tuition and fees will result in the
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
encumbrance of the transcript.
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
Nondegree Students
Graduation
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue a
All students expecting to graduate must submit a
degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly
graduation application to the Office of Graduate
offered on campus. Nondegree students register for courses
through the Registrar’s office after degree students have reg-
Studies.
istered. Such students may take any course for which they
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in
have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have
advance of the date of Commencement to allow time for
the permission of the instructor. Transcripts or evidence of
engraving diplomas and for printing graduation invitations
the prerequisites are required. Nondegree students pay all
and programs. Students who submit applications after the
applicable tuition, but do not pay student fees except for the
stated deadline cannot be guaranteed a diploma dated for that
technology fee.
graduation, and cannot be assured inclusion in the graduation
program or ceremony.
Veterans’ Benefits
All graduating students must officially check out of their
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
degree program, including paying the mandatory graduation
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
fee. Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Graduate students must register for
Office and must be completed and returned by the estab-
and maintain ten hours of graduate work in any semester to
lished deadline. Students must register for the next term
be certified as a full-time student for full-time benefits. Any
unless the graduation checkout process is completed by the
hours taken under the full-time category will decrease the
last day of registration for the following semester.
benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s
Students receiving benefits must report all changes in
successful completion of all program requirements with at
hours, addresses, marital status, or dependents to the Veter-
least a 3.0 GPA before the date of graduation. Students who
ans’ Counseling Office located in the Registrar’s Office as
fail to graduate at the time originally anticipated must re-
soon as possible to avoid overpayment or underpayment.
apply for the next graduation before the appropriate deadline
Veterans must see the Veterans’ Counselor each semester to
date stated in the Graduate Handbook.
be certified for any benefits for which they may be eligible.
In order for veterans to continue to receive benefits, they
Students who have completed all of their degree require-
must make satisfactory progress as defined by CSM.
ments before the specific graduation date, but who have not
applied for graduation can, if necessary, request a letter from
Graduate Grading System
the Graduate Office certifying the completion of their pro-
Grades
grams. The student should apply for the next graduation, and
When a student registers in a graduate (500 and 600 level )
the diploma will show the date of that graduation.
course, one of the following grades will appear on the aca-
demic record. Grades are based on the level of performance
and represent the extent of the student's demonstrated mas-
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tery of the material listed in the course outline and achieve-
The student must register again in the same course in the
ment of the stated course objectives. These are CSM's grade
next semester of attendance. If a progress grade is received
symbols and their qualitative interpretations:
for a course taken in the second semester of the school year,
A and A-:
Excellent
the student may, with the permission of the department head,
B+, B and B-:
Good
re-register in that course in the summer session, in which
C +, C and C-:
Satisfactory
case the letter grade must be given at the end of the summer
D+, D and D-:
Unsatisfactory (not acceptable session.
for graduate credit)
When applied to research credits, the Satisfactory Progress
F:
Failed
grade, PRG, also has no point value toward a student's GPA,
S Satisfactory:
C- or better, used only as a
but indicates satisfactory progress toward completion of the
mid-term grade
research component of a student's thesis-based degree pro-
U Unsatisfactory:
below C-, used only as a mid-
gram. In this situation, a grade of PRU, Unsatisfactory
term grade
Progress, may be given, and if given, indicates that a student
PRG:
Satisfactory Progress
has not made satisfactory progress toward the research com-
PRU:
Unsatisfactory Progress
ponent of a thesis-based degree program. In this case, receipt
of a grade of PRU may trigger academic disciplinary pro-
Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate-level courses
ceedings as described in the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
(400-level and below) are graded using the undergraduate
mance portion of this Bulletin.
grading system. See the CSM Undergraduate Bulletin for a
Unless faculty submit change of grade forms to the Regis-
description of this system.
trar, grades of PRU delivered for unsatisfactory research per-
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is
formance, are not changed to PRG upon the successful
a list of additional registration symbols that may appear on a
completion of a student's degree program.
CSM transcript.
NC Grade
WI:
Involuntarily Withdrawn
For special reasons and with the instructor's permission, a
W:
Withdrew, No Penalty
student may register in a course for no credit (NC). To have
T:
Transfer Credit
the grade NC appear on the transcript, the student must enroll
INC:
Incomplete
at registration time as a NC student in the course and comply
NC:
Not for Credit
with all conditions stipulated by the course instructor. If a
Z:
Grade not yet Submitted
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
Incomplete Grade
record of this registration in the course will be made.
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because of
Quality Hours and Quality Points
illness or other reasonable excuse, the student receives a
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
grade of Incomplete, a temporary grade which indicates a de-
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
ficiency in the quantity of work done. A graduate student
grades at a satisfactory level. Quality points assigned to each
must remove all Incomplete grades within the first four
letter grade are given in the table below.
weeks of the first semester of attendance following that in
which the grade was received. If not removed within the four
Quality
weeks, the Incomplete will become an F unless the Registrar
Grade
Points
extends the time upon the written recommendation of the in-
structor granting the Incomplete.
A
4.000
Satisfactory Progress Grades
A-
3.700
A graduate student may receive a grade of Satisfactory
B+
3.300
Progress, PRG, in either one of two possible situations: 1) as
B
3.000
a grade for a course extending more than one semester and 2)
B-
2.700
as a grade indicating completion of research credit hours.
C+
2.300
For students completing independent study, or seminar
C
2.000
courses that extend for more than one semester, the progress
grade has no point value and is used only for multi-semester
C-
1.700
courses, or for special sections of one-semester courses that
D+
1.300
are spread over two terms. In such cases, the student receives
D
1.000
a grade of PRG, which indicates that the work is not com-
D-
0.700
pleted. This grade is replaced by a letter grade when the
course work is completed.
F
0.000
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The number of quality points earned in any course is the
Directory Information. The school maintains lists of
number of semester hours assigned to that course multiplied
information which may be considered directory information
by the numerical value of the grade received. The quality
as defined by the regulations. This information includes
hours earned are the number of semester hours in which
name, current and permanent addresses and phone numbers,
grades are awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the
date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, de-
number of cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumu-
grees awarded, last school attended, participation in officially
lative quality points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG,
recognized activities and sports, class, and academic honors.
PRU, or NC are not counted in quality hours.
Students who desire that this information not be printed or
Semester Hours
released must so inform the Registrar before the end of the
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
first two weeks of the fall semester for which the student is
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
registered. Information will be withheld for the entire aca-
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
demic year unless the student changes this request. The stu-
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
dent’s signature is required to make any changes for the
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
current academic year. The request must be renewed each fall
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
term for the upcoming year. The following student records
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the various
at least two hours of preparation.
offices listed below:
Grade-Point Averages
1. General Records: Registrar and Graduate Dean
Grade point averages are calculated, recorded and reported
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
to three decimal places for whatever purposes those averages
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
are used. All graduate degree programs require that students
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
order to be eligible to receive the degree. All courses (includ-
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Graduate Dean
ing deficiency courses) taken after first enrolling in a gradu-
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
ate degree program are included in the calculation of the
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List:
grade point average for that program. If a graduate student
Registrar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
re-takes a course a second time and receives a higher grade,
both grades will remain on the transcript and be included in
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists:
the calculation of the student’s overall CSM grade point
Graduate Dean
average. However, upon submittal of a written request from
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
the student, with the approval of the student’s advisor and
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
department head or division director, the first grade will be
excluded when calculating the grade point average for pur-
Student Access to Records. The graduate student wishing
poses of meeting the minimum requirement for graduation.
access to his or her educational records will make a written
request to the Graduate Dean. This request will include the
Access to Student Records
student’s name, date of request and type of record to be re-
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
viewed. It will be the responsibility of the Dean to arrange a
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as
mutually satisfactory time for review. This time will be as
amended. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of
soon as practical but is not to be later than 30 business days
education records, to establish the right of students to inspect
from receipt of the request. The record will be reviewed in
and review their education records, and to provide guidelines
the presence of the Dean or designated representative. If the
for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through
record involves a list including other students, steps will be
informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to
taken to preclude the viewing of the other student name and
file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Pri-
information.
vacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
institution to comply with the Act. Copies of local policy can
lenge any part of the record, the Dean will be so notified in
be found in the Registrar’s Office. Contact information for
writing. The Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the dis-
FERPA complaints is
puted document, or (2) inform the student that it is his deci-
Family Policy Compliance Office
sion that the document represents a necessary part of the
U.S. Department of Education
record; and, if the student wishes to appeal, (3) convene a
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
meeting of the student and the document originator (if rea-
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
sonably available) in the presence of the Executive Vice
President for Academic Affairs as mediator, whose decision
will be final.
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Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
the purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
subpoena after the student has been notified of the in-
not be destroyed.
tended compliance.
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
which is not identifiable with a particular student.
outside the School except as follows:
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect
or later enacted. Each individual record (general, tran-
1. In the case of open record information as specified in
script, advisor, and medical) will include a log of those
the section under Directory Information.
persons not employed by Colorado School of Mines
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
who have requested or obtained access to the student
Examples would include request for transcript to be
record and the legitimate interest that the person has in
sent to graduate school or prospective employer.
making the request.
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Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees
Graduation Fee
of the Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget
(includes thesis binding and other expenses)
process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and
Masters (Thesis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $320.00
Governor.
Masters (Non-Thesis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $210.00
Graduate Tuition
Doctors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $355.00
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2006-
Student Health Plan*
2007 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
At publication 2006–2007 rates had not been determined.
2006-2007 academic year located at
Other Courses and Programs
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/tuition_rates.pdf
Executive Program, Master of Science in Environmental
Fees
Science and Engineering: . . . . . . $200/credit hr
Regular Semester (Fall/Spring)
Economics and Business IFP Exchange Program:
During a regular semester, students taking less than 4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000/semester
credit hours are not required to pay student fees, except for
Executive Master of Science in Economics
the Technology Fee. Any such student wishing to take part in
and Business ETM Program:. . . . $250/credit hr
student activities and receive student privileges may do so by
Student Fees and Descriptions
paying full semester fees. All students carrying 4 or more
All students enrolled for four semester hours or more are
credit hours must pay full student fees as follows:
charged the following mandatory, non-waivable fees by
Health Center*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
CSM. Some of the fees listed are not relevant for graduate
Associated Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.70
students.
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.00
Health Center Fee: Revenues support physician/medical
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.00
services to students. $45.00/term
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
Associated Students Fee: Revenues support student organi-
Recreation Center Fee** . . . . . . . . . . 55.00
zations/events/activities, i.e., newspaper, homecoming,
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $491.70
E-Days. $75.50/term
*A health insurance program is also available. Health
Athletic Fee: Revenues support intercollegiate athletics and
insurance is a mandatory fee unless the student can prove
entitles student entrance to all scheduled athletic events
coverage through another plan.
and use of the facilities. $49.00/term
**Second semester fees will increase to $85.00
Student Assistance Fee: Funds safety awareness programs,
training seminars for abuse issues, campus lighting, and
Summer Session
parking facility maintenance. $15.00/term
Academic Courses & Thesis Research
Student Services Fee: Revenues support bonded indebted-
Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22.50
ness; other student services, i.e., Placement/Co-Op, Stu-
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.50
dent Activities, Student Life, Student Development Center,
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96.00
and services provided in the student center. $192.00/term
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50
Technology Fee: Funds technology infrastructure and equip-
Recreation Center Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.50
ment for maximum student use. The School matches the
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $223.00
student fee revenues dollar for dollar. $60.00/term
Field Term Courses
Recreation Center Fee: Revenues help pay for new recre-
On-campus:
ation center. Fee passed in student election in March 2002.
Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.00
$55.00/semester; $85.00/semester beginning January, 2007
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.00
All degree students enrolled for 4.0 semester hours or
Technology Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
more are charged the following mandatory, waivable fees by
Recreation Center Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.00
CSM:
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $151.00
Student Health Insurance - Revenues contribute to a self-
Off-campus: Arrangements and payment for transporta-
insurance fund. $660.00
tion, food, lodging, and other expenses must be made with
Students pay the following fees based on enrollment in
the department concerned. (Geology Department camping
specific courses or other circumstances:
fee is $350.)
Late Insurance Waiver Fee: Revenues provide funds for
the administration of the health insurance program. $60.00
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Transcript Fee: Revenues support the cost of providing
The Colorado School of Mines does not automatically
transcripts. $2.00/term
assess any optional fees or charges.
Add/Drop Charge: Revenues offset the cost of processing
Note: Graduate students who register for undergraduate
Add/Drop registration. $4.00 each
courses to satisfy deficiencies may be assessed the same fee
Late Registration Fee: Revenues offset the cost of process-
that an undergraduate student would pay.
ing late registration. Assessed after 5 days. $100.00 (grad-
Payments and Refunds
uate students)
Payment Information
Late Payment Penalty: Revenues offset billing costs for late
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
tuition payments. 1.5% of outstanding balance
including the payment of tuition and fees, before attending
Damage Charges (Housing): Revenues are used to repair
class. Students should mail their payments to: Cashier
or replace damaged items/rooms in CSM rental units.
Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St. Golden, CO
Residence halls - $50.00; Mines Park
80401-1869 or pay at the Cashier’s Office in The Ben Parker
Student Center. Please write your social security number on
Bike Locker Rental: Revenues provide and maintain locker
payment.
facilities for resident students. $50.00/term
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
may be reported to national credit bureaus.
students. Charges are reimbursement only. Only for spon-
sored students - paid by sponsor
Encumbrances
A student will not be permitted to register for future
Computer Usage Fees: Revenues assist in providing institu-
classes, to graduate, or to get an official transcript of his
tional/research computing services. $500.00/term - paid by
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
sponsor
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 assessment 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:
Grants and Scholarships (Recalled): When students
P
become ineligible for grant, loan, or scholarship money
If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
which they have received, the recall of those funds are
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
reflected. N/A
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be ad-
justed to the new course level without penalty.
Return Check: The amount of a student’s check which has
P
been returned for insufficient funds.
If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
after the add/drop period, and the student does not of-
Return Check Charge: Revenues offset bank fees for re-
ficially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
turned checks. $32.00
charges will be made.
Credit Card Fee: 2% of charge amount.
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P If the withdrawal from courses is made after the
Employment Restrictions and Agreements
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced ac-
part time are not eligible for financial aid through the Gradu-
cording to the following schedule:
ate School.
P Within the 7 calendar days following the end of
Students who are awarded assistantships must sign an
the add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in
appointment contract, which gives the terms of appointment
charges.
and specifies the amount of work required. Graduate assis-
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
tants who hold regular appointments are expected to devote
percent reduction in charges.
all of their efforts to their educational program and may not
be otherwise employed without the written permission of
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
their supervisor and the Graduate Dean. Students with
percent reduction in charges.
assistantships during the academic year must be registered
P After that period, no reduction of charges will be
as full time; during the summer session they must be regis-
made.
tered for a minimum of three credit hours, unless they are
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
being compensated at no less than twice the academic year
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
rate, in which case registration is not required..
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
Aid Application Forms.
ber of days in these semesters.
New students interested in applying for financial aid are
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
encouraged to apply early. Financial aid forms are included
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
in Graduate School application packets and may be filled out
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
and returned with the other application papers.
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
Graduate Fellowships.
for the entire semester.
The departments and divisions award Colorado Fellow-
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
ships based on the student’s academic performance.
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund de-
Graduate Student Loans.
termined as required by federal law or regulations.
Need-based federal student loans are available for gradu-
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
ate students who need additional funding beyond their own
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time,
resources and any assistantships or fellowships they may re-
energy, and money by serious students who expect a substan-
ceive. The CSM Graduate Financial Aid Application and the
tial return not only in satisfaction but also in future earnings.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be
Applicants are expected to weigh carefully the investment
completed to apply for these loan funds.
they are willing to make against expected benefits before
Specific information and procedures for filing the FAFSA
applying for admission.
can be found on the Financial Aid Office web site at www.fi-
Students are also expected to make full use of any resources
naid.mines.edu. The Financial Aid Office telephone number
available, including personal and loan funds, to cover expenses,
is 303-273-3220, and the e-mail address is
and the School can offer some students financial aid through
finaid@mines.edu.
graduate research and teaching assistantships and through
industry, state, and federal fellowships.
Purpose of Financial Aid
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting stu-
dents with limited personal resources;
2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do re-
search;
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can
provide academic leadership for continually improving grad-
uate programs.
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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
u 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-
u 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-
I. Professional Programs
ments. The form must have the written approval of the pro-
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 12 total
sion to learn about any offerings that might not have been in-
credit hours. No more than 3 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
u 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
u 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 or pro-
provide the student with a written list of courses required
grams at the Master’s level. A minor program may not be
to remove these deficiencies. This list will be given to the
taken in the student’s major area of study. A designated
student no later than one week after the start of classes of
minor requires a minimum of 9 semester hours of course
his/her first semester in order to allow for adding/dropping
work and must be approved by the student’s advisor, home
courses as necessary.
department head, and a faculty representative of the minor
Upon completion of the above-defined requirements, a
area of study.
student must submit an Admission to Candidacy form docu-
3. Admission to Candidacy
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisites and
Full-time students must complete the following require-
core curriculum requirements. The form must have the writ-
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into the
ten approval of the program offering the Professional Mas-
Master’s degree program.
ters degree.
u have a thesis committee appointment form on file in
II. Master of Science and Engineering
the Graduate Office;
Programs
u complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
A. General Requirements
requirements of their department, division or program;
Graduate study at CSM can lead to one of a number of the-
and
sis and non-thesis based Master’s degrees, depending on the
u be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
interests of the student. All Master’s degree programs share
the same academic requirements for grades, definition of
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
minor programs, and the need to apply for admission to can-
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
didacy.
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
1. Academic Requirements
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
Each Master’s degree at CSM requires a minimum of 36
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
total credit hours. As part of this 36 hours, departments and
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
divisions are required to include a research or design experi-
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary.
ence supervised by CSM faculty. For more information about
the specific research/design requirements, please refer to the
Upon completion of the above defined requirements, stu-
appropriate department/division section of the “Graduate
dents must submit an Admission to Candidacy form docu-
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisite and core
Bulletin.
curriculum requirements and granting permission to begin
Master’s level research. The form must have the written ap-
For non-thesis Master’s degrees, no more than 15 credits
proval of all members of the advisor and thesis committee, if
may transfer. For thesis Master’s degrees, no more than
appropriate.
9 credits may transfer. The transfer credit limit includes CSM
distance learning courses. Transfer credits must not have
B. Non-thesis Option
been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests for
Non-thesis Master’s degrees are offered by a number of
transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according to
departments, divisions and programs. In lieu of preparing a
the process defined by a student's home department or divi-
thesis, non-thesis master’s program students are required to
sion. All credits applied toward degree, except transfer
complete a research or design experience taken as a special
credits, must be earned on campus. Students must maintain a
problem or as an independent study course. See the depart-
cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in CSM
ment/division section of the “Graduate Degree Programs and
course work.
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin for more
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
Thesis-based Master of Science and Master of Engineering
representative from their minor area of study to serve on the
degrees require completion of a satisfactory thesis and suc-
Thesis Committee. Minor representatives must be full-time
cessful oral defense of this thesis. The Master of Science
members of the CSM faculty.
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
2. Thesis Committee
open to the public.
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
faculty according to a process defined by the student’s home
original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis satis-
department or division.
factorily will result in the termination of the student’s gradu-
C. Faculty Advisor Appointments
ate program.
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to ad-
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the stu-
vise with respect to the student’s thesis direction and research
dent must make any corrections in the thesis required by the
and selection of courses by the middle of their second semes-
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
ter at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a voting mem-
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
ber of the student’s Doctoral Thesis Committee. The student’s
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
department head and the Graduate Dean must approve all
Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format instructions
faculty advisor appointments.
are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and should be
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
obtained before beginning work on the thesis.)
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
III. Doctor of Philosophy
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
A. Credits, Academic and Campus Residence
fessor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by the
Requirements
Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus represen-
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion of a
tatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate and
minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the Bachelor degree.
upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
At least 24 semester hours must be research credits earned
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
under the supervision of a CSM faculty advisor. General
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
course requirements for each department or division are
be selected from the student’s home department.
contained in the “Graduate Degree Programs and Descrip-
D. Minor Programs
tion of Courses” section of this Bulletin. That section also
All doctoral candidates except those in the Materials Sci-
contains department or division guidelines for determining
ence and Geochemistry programs or candidates for Individu-
individual course requirements for each student based on the
alized Interdisciplinary degrees must complete 12 credit
student’s home department or division, background and re-
hours in a minor program of study. This program is intended
search interest.
to provide a breadth of knowledge in support of the student’s
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory doc-
principal research interests. The student’s faculty advisor and
toral thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis. The
Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the course selec-
Doctoral Thesis is expected to report on original research
tion and sequence in the minor program. Students may
that results in a significant contribution of new knowledge
choose to complete multiple minor programs. Each program
and/or techniques. The student’s faculty advisor and the Doc-
must consist of at least 12 credit hours approved by the fac-
toral Thesis Committee must approve the program of study
ulty advisor and Doctoral Thesis Committee.
and the topic for the thesis.
E. Doctoral Thesis Committees
Doctoral students must complete at least two semesters of
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Committee
full-time residence at CSM (as defined in the Registration
whose members have been recommended by the student’s
and Residency section above) during the course of their grad-
home department or division. Students should have a thesis
uate studies.
committee appointed by the end of their second semester.
B. Transfer of Credits
This Committee must have a minimum of five voting mem-
bers that fulfill the following criteria:
Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work
may be transferred from other institutions toward the PhD
1. The Committee must include an advisor who is assigned
degree subject to the restriction that those courses must not
responsibility for directing the research. If two advisors
have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests
are appointed, they both shall be considered co-advisors
for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according
and shall be voting members of the Committee.
to a process defined by the student’s home department or di-
2. Either the advisor or at least one co-advisor must be a
vision. Transfer credits are not included in calculating the
full-time permanent faculty member in the home de-
student’s grade point average at CSM.
partment, division or program in order to ensure com-
In lieu of transfer credit for individual courses, students
pliance with degree requirements.
who enter the PhD program with a thesis-based master de-
3. The Committee must have at least four other voting
gree from another institution may transfer up to 36 semester
members in addition to the advisor and co-advisors,
hours in recognition of the course work and research com-
and a majority of the voting members (including the
pleted for that degree. The request must be approved by the
advisor or co-advisors) must be full-time permanent
CSM faculty members.
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4. At least two of the “additional” committee members
u be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
must be knowledgeable in the technical areas of the
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
thesis, and at least one of them must be a member of
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
the student’s home or allied department, division or
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
program.
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
5. If a minor field is designated, the third “additional”
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
committee member must be an expert in that field. In
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
the case of an interdisciplinary degree, the third com-
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
mittee member must be an expert in one of the fields
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary. Each
represented in the research. If multiple minor pro-
program also defines the process for determining whether its
grams are bing pursued, each must have a committee
students have demonstrated adequate preparation for, and
representative as defined above.
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-
grams and Description of Courses.
7. If off-campus members are nominated for voting status,
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
G. Thesis Defense
proposals and drafts, and participation in oral exami-
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research
nations and defenses.
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
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a written
chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor,
proposal to the student’s faculty advisor and the Committee.
2) the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member,
The Committee must approve the proposal at least one year
and 3) the chairperson must be from outside the student’s
before the thesis defense.
home department, division or program.
The student’s faculty advisor is responsible for supervising
Shortly after its appointment, the Doctoral Thesis Commit-
the student’s research work and consulting with other Doc-
tee meets with the student to hear a presentation of the pro-
toral Thesis Committee members on the progress of the
posed course of study and thesis topic. The Committee and
work. The advisor must consult with the Committee on any
student must agree on a satisfactory program. The student’s
significant change in the nature of the work. The student sub-
faculty advisor then assumes the primary responsibility for
mits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the advisor, who
monitoring the program, directing the thesis work, arranging
will work with the student on necessary revisions. Upon ap-
qualifying examinations, and scheduling the thesis defense.
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 student must pass an oral defense of his or her thesis
the PhD program.
during the final semester of studies. Students must be regis-
u 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
defense will be open to the public.
u complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course
requirements of their department, division or program;
Following the defense, the Doctoral Thesis Committee
will meet privately to vote on whether the student has suc-
u demonstrate adequate preparation for, and satisfactory
cessfully defended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible:
ability to conduct, doctoral research; and
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the student may pass the oral defense; the student may fail
package must also include the standard application for ad-
the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn the de-
mission to the Graduate School. It is also customary to have
fense to allow the student more time to address and remove
a provisional meeting of the thesis committee as part of the
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying re-
application development process.
search. Two negative votes will constitute a failure regardless
Once an application package has been completed and sub-
of the number of Committee members present at the thesis
mitted to the IIG Coordinator, it will be circulated for com-
defense. In the event of either failure or adjournment, the
mentary to the student’s existing home department or
Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee will prepare a writ-
division (if the student is already enrolled in a CSM graduate
ten statement indicating the reasons for this action and will
program) and to the departments or divisions of the potential
distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee mem-
co-advisors. For currently enrolled students, advisors and
bers, the student’s department head and the Graduate Dean.
home department heads or division directors may veto an
In the case of failure, the student may request a re-examina-
IIGapplication.
tion, which must be scheduled no less than one week after
the original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis sat-
The application package together with commentary from
isfactorily will result in the termination of the student’s grad-
the relevant departments or divisions is then forwarded to the
uate program.
IIG Studies Committee, which is chaired by the IIG Coordi-
nator. Admissions decisions made by the IIG Studies Com-
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must
mittee take into account the following considerations:
make any corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
1. the interdisciplinary scope of the proposal,
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
2. the relation of the program to the Mines mission,
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
3. educational and research resources at Mines,
Graduate Studies for format approval.
4. the quality of the proposed course of study and re-
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary
search,
Graduate Degrees
5. the qualifications of the student, and
A. General
6. the recommendations of the department heads or divi-
In addition to its traditional graduate degree programs,
sion directors.
CSM offers students the opportunity to earn research degrees
by solving problems that fit Mines’ institutional role and mis-
C. Graduation Requirements
sion but would not easily be addressed solely within a single
Candidates for IIG degrees must meet all graduation re-
discipline or existing degree program. Each student in the
quirements in the general section of the CSM Graduate Bul-
Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate (IIG) Program
letin. During their course of study they must also participate
will work with faculty advisors from two departments or
in a required interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, as a con-
divisions at Mines, and the composition of the thesis com-
dition of their endorsement of admission to the IIG program,
mittee will reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon
the heads or directors of both departments or divisions may
satisfactory completion of the program, they will be awarded
recommend that the candidates be required to meet some or
the appropriate degree (MS, ME, or PhD) bearing the name
all of their department or division requirements. The IIG
Interdisciplinary.
Thesis Committee will nevertheless make the final decision
on the course of study for each student, taking into consider-
B. Admission Process
ation the department or division recommendations and the
Before applying, prospective candidates for IIG degrees
technical content of the proposed research program.
should meet with the IIG Program Coordinator to explore the
match between their interdisciplinary interests and existing
D. Transfer Credits
programs available on campus. The IIG Coordinator will
Transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed
provide feedback with recommendations about the applica-
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
tion. However, it is the responsibility of the student to seek
disciplinary degree (MS, ME or PhD), except that approval
out faculty members willing to serve as co-advisors and other
authority shall rest with the IIG Thesis Committee.
members of a potential thesis committee.
E. Minor Programs
An application package will include a cover page listing
A minor program is not required for an IIG degree.
the potential thesis committee, a summary of the proposed
F. Thesis Advisors
research and course of study, along with a justification for
Each IIG program student must have two co-advisors. At
how this research and course of study fits with the Mines
least one co-advisor must be a full-time member of the CSM
scope, mission, and resources (Further specifications are
faculty holding the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
available from the IIG Coordinator). If the student is not al-
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
ready enrolled in a graduate program at CSM, the application
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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
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
Combined Program
graduate students until such time as they complete their
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate sen-
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
iors who have been granted admission through the Combined
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all ex-
Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs may,
pectations of both their undergraduate and graduate programs.
with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level research
These students may enroll in both undergraduate and gradu-
credits appropriate to Masters-level degree programs. With
ate courses (see section D below), may have access to depart-
this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
mental assistance available through both programs, and may
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by
of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin for
the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their under-
undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply.
graduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree Program
700-level research credits are always applied to a student’s
student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her graduate
graduate degree program. If an undergraduate Combined
program. Once having done so, the student is no longer eligi-
Degree Program student would like to enroll in a 500-level
ble for undergraduate financial aid, but may now be eligible
course and apply this course to his/her graduate degree,
for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
he/she must notify the Registrar of the intent to do so at the
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a
time of enrollment in the course. The Registrar will forward
graduate student for at least one semester.
this information to Financial Aid for appropriate action. If
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
prior consent is not received, all 500-level graduate courses
graduate Combined Program students must maintain good
taken as an undergraduate Combined Degree Program stu-
standing in the Combined Program by maintaining a mini-
dent will be applied to the student’s undergraduate degree
mum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken. Students not
transcript.
meeting this requirement are deemed to be making unsatis-
factory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation
and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary
dismissal from the graduate portion of their program as de-
fined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance section of
this Bulletin.
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
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Graduate Degree Programs and
Description of Courses
In addition to the general degree requirements described in
Prerequisites:
the previous pages, the following specific department, divi-
The program outlined here assumes that the candidate for
sion, or program requirements must also be met:
an advanced degree has a background in chemistry, mathe-
Chemical Engineering
matics, and physics equivalent to that required for the B.S.
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
degree in Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
Mines. Undergraduate course deficiencies must be removed
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
DAVID W.M. MARR, Professor
The essential undergraduate courses include ChEN201,
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, and ChEN418.
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
E. DENDY SLOAN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
Required Curriculum:
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
Master of Science Program:
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis) pro-
CAROLYN A. KOH, Associate Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Associate Professor
engineering are required to take a minimum of 18 semester
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
hours of course work. All students must complete the four
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
TRACY GARDNER, Lecturer
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an additional six
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
hours of approved electives. In addition, students must com-
JOHN L. JECHURA, Adjunct Assistant Professor
plete and defend an acceptable Masters dissertation. Full-
CHARLES R. VESTAL, Adjunct Assistant Professor
time Masters students must enroll in graduate colloquium
ROBERT J. EVANS, Research Professor
(ChEN605) each semester that they are in residence.
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor, Director of EPICS
Students entering the Master of Science (non-thesis) pro-
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
HANS HEINRICH-CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
SERGEI KISELEV, Research Associate Professor
engineering are required to take a minimum of 36 semester
KELLY T. MILLER, Research Associate Professor
hours of course work. All students must complete the four
EDWARD P. RIEDEL, Research Associate Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and at least an addi-
JOHN OAKEY, Research Assistant Professor
tional 18 hours of approved electives. Students may complete
WAYNE ROMONCHUK, Research Assistant Professor
an acceptable engineering report for up to six hours of aca-
EUN-JAE SHIN, Research Assistant Professor
demic credit. Full-time Masters students must enroll in grad-
BERTHE STEMPFER, Research Assistant Professor
uate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in
PAUL M. THOEN, Research Assistant Professor
residence.
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emeritus
Doctor of Philosophy Program:
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
The course of study for the Ph.D. degree consists of a
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
minimum of 30 semester hours of course work. All Ph.D.
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
students must complete the four core courses (ChEN507,
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
ChEN509, ChEN518, and ChEN516) and an additional six
Degrees Offered:
hours of approved electives. Students are required to complete
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
a minor in a discipline outside of the department (minimum
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework). In addition,
Program Description:
students must complete and defend an acceptable Doctoral
dissertation. Full-time Ph.D. students must enroll in graduate
The program of study for an advanced degree in chemical
colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in residence.
engineering is selected by the student in consultation with
his/her advisor and with the approval of the thesis committee.
Students in the Ph.D. program are required to pass both a
Upon approval of the thesis committee, graduate credit may
Qualifying Exam and the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. These re-
be earned for selected 400-level courses. All full-time gradu-
quirements are described below:
ate students are required to enroll for colloquium (ChEN605)
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
for each semester that they are in residence at CSM.
The Ph.D. qualifying examination will be offered twice
Program Requirements:
each year, at the start and end of the Spring semester. All
See Required Curriculum below.
students who have entered the Ph.D. program must take the
qualifying examination at the first possible opportunity. A
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student may retake the examination once if he/she fails the
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL Mathe-
first time; however, the examination must be retaken at the
matical modeling and analysis of transient systems. Applications
next regularly scheduled examination time. Failure of the
of control theory to response of dynamic chemical engineering
Ph.D. qualifying examination does not disqualify a student
systems and processes. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308,
for the M.S. degree, although failure may affect the student’s
ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
financial aid status.
semester hours.
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 gas.
written section and an oral section. The written section will
Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer opera-
contain six questions, three at the undergraduate level (cover-
tions to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-
ing fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer/material
aided process simulation. Prerequisites: ChEN201, ChEN307,
and energy balances) and three at the graduate level (cover-
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, or consent of instructor. 3
ing applied engineering mathematics, reaction kinetics, and
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics). The qualifying examination is open-book
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of chemi-
and students are free to use any reference books or course
cal engineering principles to petroleum refining. Thermodynam-
notes during the written examination. The oral examination
ics and reaction engineering of complex hydrocarbon systems.
will consist of a presentation by the student on a technical
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for com-
paper from the chemical engineering literature. Students will
plex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CHGN351 and 353,
choose a paper in one of four areas (thermodynamics, kinetics,
ChEN201, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
transport, and materials) from a list determined by the faculty.
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 solu-
tributed well in advance of the oral portion of the exam so
tions. Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization
students have sufficient time to prepare their presentations.
techniques based on solution properties. Materials science of
polymers in varying physical states. Processing operations for
Ph.D. Proposal Defense
polymeric materials and use in separations. Prerequisite:
After passing the Qualifying Exam, all Ph.D. candidates
CHGN221, MACS315, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3
are required to prepare a detailed written proposal on the sub-
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 TECHNOLOGY
within approximately one year of passing the Qualifying
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and
Examination. Written proposals must be submitted to the
polymer shape forming. Definition and measurement of material
student’s thesis committee no later than one week prior to
properties. Interrelationships between response functions and
the scheduled oral examination.
correlation of data and material response. Theoretical approaches
for prediction of polymer properties. Processing operations for
Two negative votes from the doctoral committee members
polymeric materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite:
are required for failure of the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. In the
ChEN307, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
case of failure, one re-examination will be allowed upon peti-
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 the
postponement will result in failure. Under extenuating cir-
fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and or-
cumstances a student may postpone the exam with approval
ganic chemistry to the engineering of reactive processes. Reactor
of the Graduate Affairs committee, based on the recommen-
design; acquisition and analysis of rate data; heterogeneous
dation of the student’s thesis committee. In such cases, a
catalysis. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simula-
student must submit a written request for postponement that
tion. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, MACS315,
describes the circumstances and proposes a new date. Requests
CHGN221, CHGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
for postponement must be presented to the thesis committee
3 semester hours.
no later than two weeks before the end of the semester in
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL EN-
which the exam would normally have been taken.
GINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engineering
Description of Courses
problems using exact analytical solution methods. Set-up and so-
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN Process
lution of ordinary and partial differential equations for typical
simulation and process optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
chemical engineering systems and transport processes. Prerequi-
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, ChEN418, or con-
site: MACS315, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic analysis
processes or operations are discussed. Mathematical approaches
of engineering processes and systems. Interest, annuity, present
are restricted to analytical solutions or techniques for producing
value, depreciation, cost accounting, investment accounting and
problems amenable to analytical solutions. Prerequisite: Under-
financing of engineering enterprises along with taxation, market
graduate differential equations course; undergraduate chemical
evaluation and break-even analysis. Prerequisite: consent of in-
engineering courses covering reaction kinetics, and heat, mass
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and momentum transfer. 3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chemical
hours.
engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass transport.
ChEN508. ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS Development
Set up and solution of problems involving equations of motion
of basic conservation equations for momentum transfer. Consti-
and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
tutive equations for Newtonian and elementary non-Newtonian
ChEN375, MACS315, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
fluids. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. Ordering
semester hours.
and approximations. Applications to low and high Reynolds
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
number flows. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or consent of instructor. 3
ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and quantum me-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chanics to understanding and prediction of equilibrium and
ChEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THER-
transport properties and processes. Relations between micro-
MODYNAMICS Extension and amplification of undergraduate
scopic properties of materials and systems to macroscopic be-
chemical engineering thermodynamics. Topics will include the
havior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375,
laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of pure flu-
CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and 222, MACS315, or consent
ids and fluid mixtures, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equilibria. Prerequisite: ChEN357 or equivalent or consent of in-
Graduate Courses
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with permis-
ChEN510. CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
sion of the department and the Dean of the Graduate School.
Non-ideal flow effects on reactor design. Stability of stirred tank
The 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in
and tubular flow reactors. Mass and heat transfer effects. Model-
the Graduate School.
ing of heterogeneous chemical reactors. Fluidized bed reactors.
Prerequisite: ChEN418 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ChEN501. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER Formulation of
hours.
the laws governing the transport of energy. Transient and steady-
state analysis for heat conduction. The transport of thermal en-
ChEN511. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Individual theoretical or
ergy in fluids in motion; free and forced convection in laminar
experimental studies under the direction of a department faculty
and turbulent flow over surfaces and within conduits. Prerequi-
member, but not leading to a thesis. Course may be repeated for
site: ChEN516 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture-discus-
credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours;
sion; 3 semester hours.
6 semester hours maximum credit.
ChEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING ECO-
ChEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
NOMICS Advanced engineering economic principles applied to
ING Selected topics chosen from special interests of instructor
original and alternate investments. Analysis of chemical and pe-
and students. Course may be repeated for credit on different top-
troleum processes relative to marketing and return on invest-
ics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours lec-
ments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
ture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
ChEN514. ADVANCED STAGED SEPARATIONS Principles
ChEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
of stagewise separations with major emphasis on multicompo-
NEERING Engineering applications of numerical methods. Nu-
nent processes for distillation, absorption, and extraction. Topics
merical integration, solution of algebraic equations, matrix
include brief review of ideal phase separations, classical stage-
algebra, ordinary differential equations, and special emphasis on
by-stage multicomponent methods, modern successive approxi-
partial differential equations. Emphasis on application of numer-
mation methods for multicomponents, general short-cut
ical methods to chemical engineering problems which cannot be
methods, tray hydraulics and efficiency. Prerequisite: ChEN375
solved by analytical methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN515. ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER Fundamental
ChEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
principles of mass transfer with application to design of mass
NEERING This course stresses the application of mathematics
transfer processes. Theory of diffusion in gases and liquids for
to problems drawn from chemical engineering fundamentals
single and multicomponent species. Mass transfer in laminar and
such as material and energy balances, transport phenomena and
turbulent flows. Transport analogies, simultaneous heat and mass
kinetics. Formulation and solution of ordinary and partial differ-
transfer, with examples of drying and humidification processes.
ential equations arising in chemical engineering or related
Mass transfer with chemical reaction; examples of slow, inter-
mediate, and fast reactions with application to design of mass
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contractors. Interfacial mass transfer and mass transfer in two-
problems will also be considered. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
phase flows. Design of packed beds and columns, gas-sparged
structor. 3 semester hours.
reactors. Prerequisite: Graduate course in transport phenomena
ChEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULATION
(ChEN516). 3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester hours.
Advanced concepts in computer-aided process simulation are
ChEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Principles of momen-
covered. Topics include optimization, heat exchanger networks,
tum, heat, and mass transfer with application to chemical
data regression analysis, and separations systems. Use of indus-
processes. Flow in ducts and around submerged objects. Heat
try-standard process simulation software (Aspen Plus) is
conduction and molecular diffusion. Convective heat and mass
stressed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
transfer. Heat- and mass-transfer coefficients. Transport analo-
semester hours.
gies and correlations. Prerequisite: ChEN507. 3 hours lecture-
ChEN525. SELECTED TOPICS IN EMERGING CHEMICAL
discussion; 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY An introduction to new
ChEN517. PETROLEUM REFINERY PROCESSING Composi-
chemical engineering technologies. Current examples include
tion and evaluation of petroleum crude oils and other hydro-
biotechnology, supercritical fluid extraction and biomedical en-
carbons. Basic refinery processes, including operating
gineering. Emphasis is on providing students with appropriate
conditions, chemical reactions, catalysts, economics, and pollu-
terminologies, identifying new applications of chemical engi-
tion control. Emphasis on needs for refinery processes, such as:
neering principles and potential areas of research. Prerequisite:
distillation, desulfurization, coking, solvent extraction, hydrofin-
Consent of instructor. Lecture and/or laboratory; 1 to 3 semester
ing, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, reforming, isomerization,
hours.
polymerization. New process requirements for meeting fuel
ChEN527. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY This course pro-
specifications. Prerequisite: ChEN409 or consent of instructor. 3
vides students the opportunity to explore technical aspects of
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
many important recent topics in air pollution. The course in-
ChEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS Homo-
cludes the chemistry, monitoring, health and environmental ef-
geneous and heterogeneous rate expressions. Fundamental theo-
fects of air pollution including ozone layer depletion, acid rain,
ries of reaction rates. Analysis of rate data and complex reaction
and global climate change. Technical aspects of environmental
networks. Properties of solid catalysts. Mass and heat transfer
regulations and policy are included along with interpretation of
with chemical reaction. Heterogeneous non-catalytic reactions.
laboratory experiments, field measurements, and computer mod-
Prerequisite: ChEN418 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
eling. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
hours.
mester hours.
ChEN519. SYNTHETIC FUEL PROCESSES Processes that
ChEN535/PHGN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY MI-
generate hydrocarbons from coal, tar sands, and oil shale. Other
CROELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II) Ap-
energy sources as well as direct conversion processes will also
plication of science and engineering principles to the design,
be considered in view of supply and economics. Prerequisite:
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing
ChEN520. THERMODYNAMICS OF PHASE EQUILIBRIA
steps. Consent of instructor 1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semes-
Application of current theories in multicomponent phase equilib-
ter hours.
ria to the solution of engineering problems. Topics include: in-
ChEN545. SIMULATION AND MODELING IN CHEMICAL
troduction to the theory of intermolecular forces, theory of
PROCESS INDUSTRIES Application of basic principles of
corresponding states, fugacities in gas and liquid mixtures, intro-
physics, chemistry, transport phenomena and reaction kinetics to
duction to the theory of liquids. Prerequisite: ChEN509 or con-
real systems. The philosophy of process modeling at different
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
levels of complexity is developed and numerous examples based
ChEN521. CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING Thermodynamic
on the chemical process industry and naturally occurring
analysis of cryogenic systems. Survey of the properties of cryo-
processes are used. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
genic fluids. Analysis of heat transfer, fluid flow, and separation
lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes at low temperatures. Introduction to superconductivity
ChEN550. MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY This
and superfluidity. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
course is an introduction to the fabrication, characterization, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
application of synthetic membranes for gas and liquid separa-
ChEN523. ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT Dis-
tions. Industrial membrane processes such as reverse osmosis,
cussion of the many engineering problems that arise when man
filtration, pervaporation, and gas separations will be covered as
interacts with his environment. Comprehensive treatment of top-
well as new applications from the research literature. The course
ics such as pollution, thermal pollution, treatment of industrial
will include lecture, experimental, and computational (molecular
and municipal wastes, solid waste treatment, and the disposal of
simulation) laboratory components. Prerequisites: ChEN375,
radioactive wastes. Economic and legislative aspects of these
ChEN430 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
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ChEN568. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
ChEN607. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
RESEARCH Students will be expected to apply chemical engi-
ING MATHEMATICS In-depth analysis of selected topics in
neering principles to critically analyze theoretical and experi-
applied mathematics with special emphasis on chemical engi-
mental research results in the chemical engineering literature,
neering applications. Prerequisite: ChEN507 or consent of in-
placing it in the context of the related literature. Skills to be de-
structor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
veloped and discussed include oral presentations, technical writ-
ChEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS In-
ing, critical reviews, ethics, research documentation (the
depth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with special
laboratory notebook), research funding, types of research, devel-
emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite:
oping research, and problem solving. Students will use state-of-
ChEN508 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-
the-art tools to explore the literature and develop
discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
well-documented research proposals and presentations. Prerequi-
site: Graduate student in Chemical Engineering in good standing
ChEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS
or consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and application of
thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include stability, criti-
ChEN584. (CHGN584). FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS
cal phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermodynamics of
The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac-
polymer solutions and thermodynamics of aqueous and ionic so-
terization, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homogeneous
lutions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
catalysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption, adsorption
hours.
isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters, poisons, cata-
lyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and soluble transition
ChEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
metal complexes. Examples of important industrial applications
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties. Topics
are given. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
include element of probability, ensemble theory, application to
semester hours.
gases and solids, distribution theories of fluids, and transport
properties. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
ChEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
semester hours.
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is of-
ChEN611. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS Con-
fered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
tinuation of ChEN610. Advanced applications of statistical ther-
1 to 6 credit hours.
modynamics and statistical mechanics including perturbation
and integral equation theory, computer simulation and theory of
ChEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
electrolytes. Introduction to theory of nonequilibrium systems
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also,
including Chapman-Enskog, Brownian motion and time correla-
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content,
tion functions. Prerequisite: ChEN610 or equivalent; ChEN507
and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
or equivalent; ChEN509. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to
6 credit hours.
ChEN612. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Advanced
theoretical or experimental studies on chemical engineering sub-
ChEN601. ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER In-
jects not currently covered in other department courses. Course
depth analysis of selected topics in heat transfer with special em-
may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1
phasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite:
to 3 semester hours; 6 semester hours maximum credit.
ChEN501 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-
discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN615. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MASS TRANSFER In-
depth analysis of selected topics in mass transfer with special
ChEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS Lectures, re-
emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Possible topics
ports, and discussions on current research in chemical engineer-
include ion-exchange or adsorption chromatography, theories of
ing, usually related to the student’s thesis topic. Sections are
interfacial mass transfer, mass transfer with reaction, and simul-
operated independently and are directed toward different re-
taneous heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: Graduate mass
search topics. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite:
transfer course (ChEN515). 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to
Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture-discussion; 1 semester hour.
3 semester hours.
ChEN605. COLLOQUIUM Students will attend a series of lec-
ChEN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
tures by speakers from industry, academia, and government. Pri-
Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Basic principles of chem-
mary emphasis will be on current research in chemical
ical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Reac-
engineering and related disciplines, with secondary emphasis on
tions in solution, reactions on surfaces, and composite reactions.
ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues of importance to
Homogeneous catalysis, and isotope effects in reaction dynam-
the chemical engineering profession. Prerequisite: Graduate sta-
ics. Photochemical reactions. Prerequisite: Graduate reaction en-
tus. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
gineering course (ChEN518). 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1
to 3 semester hours.
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ChEN625/CHGN625/MLGN625. MOLECULAR SIMULA-
Chemistry and Geochemistry
TION Principles and practice of modern computer simulation
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, Professor
techniques used to understand solids, liquids, and gases. Review
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Professor
of the statistical foundation of thermodynamics followed by in-
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor
depth discussion of Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics tech-
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
niques. Discussion of intermolecular potentials, extended
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
ensembles, and mathematical algorithms used in molecular sim-
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
ulations. ChEN509 or equivalent; ChEN610 or equivalent rec-
MARK E. EBERHART, Associate Professor
ommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
ChEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL ENGI-
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
NEERING Individual participation in teaching activities. Dis-
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
cussion, problem review and development, guidance of
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
laboratory experiments, course development, supervised practice
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
teaching. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Gradu-
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
ate standing, appointment as a graduate student instructor, or
STEVEN F. DEC, Lecturer
consent of instructor. 6 to 10 hours supervised teaching; 2 se-
BRAD HERRICK, Lecturer
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
mester hours.
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
ChEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Prerequisite: Instructor
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
ChEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also,
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content,
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
6 credit hours.
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
ChEN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER OF
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of the
Degrees Offered:
degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be carried out
Master of Science (Chemistry; thesis and non-thesis option)
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
visor.
Master of Science (Geochemistry; thesis)
ChEN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR OF
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion
(non-thesis)
of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be carried
out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
visor.
All graduate degree programs in the Department of Chem-
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
istry & Geochemistry have been admitted to the Western
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting. Methods
Regional Graduate Program (WICHE). This program allows
to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective design, de-
residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
livery, and assessment of college courses or presentations. Pre-
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
requisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instructor. 2 semester
Washington, and Wyoming to register at Colorado resident
hours.
tuition rates.
Program Description:
The Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry offers grad-
uate degrees in chemistry and in geochemistry. For students
entering the Chemistry Program, undergraduate deficiencies
will be determined by faculty in the Department of Chemistry
& Geochemistry. Faculty from the Geochemistry Program
will determine undergraduate deficiencies of students entering
that program. Undergraduate deficiencies will be established
through interviews and/or placement 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
Required Curriculum:
credit toward a Bachelor degree.
Chemistry:
CSM undergraduates may use the non-thesis option as part
A student in the chemistry program, in consultation with
of a combined 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.
tional course requirements and will make decisions on
CSM undergraduates may use this option as part of a com-
requests for transfer credit. Ph.D. students may base their
bined B.S./M.S. program (requiring 12 hours of coursework)
M.S.-level seminar on any chemistry-related topic including
and count six hours from their undergraduate studies toward
the proposed thesis research. The M.S.-level seminar require-
the M.S. degree. Undergraduate courses that are eligible for
ment must be completed no later than the end of the student’s
dual counting toward the M.S. degree are: CHGN401,
second year of graduate studies at CSM. After completion of
CHGN410, CHGN403, CHGN422, CHGN428, CHGN430,
the CHGN560 seminar, students must enroll in CHGN660.
CHGN475 and CHGN498 (with approval of faculty advisor
Students must be enrolled in either CHGN560 or CHGN660
and committee). Any 500 level lecture course taken as an
for each Fall and Spring semester that they are in residence
undergraduate may also be counted as part of the six hours
at CSM. The Ph.D.-level seminar must be based on the stu-
from 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
side of the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, or
Geochemistry (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
u 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-
pal area of research. The student must orally defend the non-
u 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
Geochemistry:
does allow for independent study, professional development,
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 to Professional M.S. Degree Program in En-
dents entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take more
vironmental Geochemistry
coursework in geology to strengthen their backgrounds in
Undergraduate students at CSM who are interested in this
this discipline; the converse is true for students with a back-
program must declare an interest during their third year at
ground in geology. Deficiencies are determined at an entrance
CSM to allow for planning of coursework that will apply
interview by members of the Geochemistry faculty. A thesis
towards the program; these students must have an overall
is required for the M.S. degree and a dissertation for the Ph.D.
GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other departments
The Geochemistry program comprises a core group of
besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology & Geologi-
courses, required of all students unless individually exempted
cal Engineering may want to decide on the BS/MS option
by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previous back-
earlier to ensure that prerequisites are satisfied. Applicants
ground. The core courses for M.S. students are CHGC503 -
other than CSM undergraduates who are applying for the
Introduction to Geochemistry, CHGC504 - Methods in Geo-
BS/MS option in Environmental Geochemistry must follow the
chemistry, and a one hour laboratory course selected from
same procedures that all prospective graduate students follow;
several available. In addition, M.S. degree students must take
however, the requirement of the general GRE may be waived.
two courses selected from the following list;
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction to Aqueous Geochem-
all GPA of at least 3.0 in CSM coursework. The overall
istry, CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
course requirements will depend on the background of the
CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry, GEOL512 - Min-
individual, but may be tailored to professional objectives.
eralogy and Crystal Chemistry. Ph.D. degree students must
Up to 15 of the 36 credits may be transfer-credit. The transfer
take four core courses CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503,
limit includes CSM distance learning courses. No fewer than
and a one hour laboratory course, and two additional courses
15 credits must be earned on campus. Up to six of these
selected from the list in the previous sentence.
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. Up
CSM students who intend to follow the BS/MS format for
to 24 hours of course credits may be transferred from previ-
this degree may transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-
ous graduate-level work, upon approval of the dissertation
level or above courses (with grades of B or higher) taken as
committee. Research credits may not be transferred.
part of their undergraduate curriculum, provided those
courses:
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u 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-
u complement the course program below; and,
dent and an advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of the
Whole.
u 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 (II)
(3 hrs, Spring)
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
GXGN571 Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs, Fall and Spring)
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be se-
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and ligand
lected to complete the 36 total credit-hour requirement. Free
field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of instructor. 3
electives may be selected from the list above, and may also
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) In-
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Topics
troduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories, sym-
chosen from special interests of instructor and students. Prerequi-
metry; introduction to group theory; applications of group theory
site: Consent of head of department. 1 to 3 semester hours.
and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
CHGN499. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II) Individ-
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN401 or consent of
ual investigational problems under the direction of members of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the chemistry staff. Written report on research required for
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Introduc-
credit. Prerequisite: Consent of head of department. 1 to 3 se-
tion to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and contact
mester hours.
angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and microemulsions,
Graduate Courses
the solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques, van der
The following courses are offered at the graduate level. They
Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid stability, some spe-
will be given if sufficient qualified students register. Some 500-
cific colloid systems (clays, foams and emulsions). Students en-
level courses are open to qualified seniors with the permission of
rolled for graduate credit in MLGN510 must complete a special
the department and Dean of the Graduate School. 600-level
project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
courses are open only to students enrolled in the Graduate
lecture; 3 semester hours.
School. Geochemistry courses are listed after Chemistry courses.
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I) Pre-
Chemistry Courses
requisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 hour credit.
CHGN502. ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II) De-
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (I) Introduc-
tailed examination of topics such as ligand field theory, reaction
tory study of the major molecules of biochemistry, including
mechanisms, chemical bonding, and structure of inorganic com-
amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and sac-
pounds. Emphasis is placed on the correlations of the chemical
charides- their structure, chemistry, biological function, and
reactions of the elements with periodic trends and reactivities.
biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a biological
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
unit of organization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecular
hours.
genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or per-
CHGN503. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (I)
mission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Quantum chemistry of classical systems. Principles of chemical
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCI-
thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics with statistical calcula-
ENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of macro-
tion of thermodynamic properties. Theories of chemical kinetics.
molecules. Topics include the properties and statistics of polymer
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
solutions, measurements of molecular weights, molecular weight
hours.
distributions, properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer
CHGN505. ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (I)
formation, and properties of thermosets and thermoplasts includ-
Detailed discussion of the more important mechanisms of
ing elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instruc-
organic reaction. Structural effects and reactivity. The applica-
tor. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
tion of reaction mechanisms to synthesis and structure proof.
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) Pre-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
requisites: CHGN351, CHGN402. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit
hours.
hours.
CHGN506. WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY (I) Instrumen-
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION (S)
tal analysis of water samples using spectroscopy and chromatog-
Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-tem-
raphy. Methods for field collection of water samples and field
perature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-line, and elec-
measurements. The development of laboratory skills for the use
trolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341. 6-week
of ICP-AES, HPLC, ion chromatography, and GC. Laboratory
summer field session; 6 credit hours.
techniques focus on standard methods for the measurement of
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) Indi-
inorganic and organic constituents in water samples. Methods of
vidual research project under direction of a member of the De-
data analysis are also presented. Prerequisite: Introductory
partmental faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry
chemistry or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester
curriculum through the junior year or permission of the depart-
hour.
ment head. 1-6 credit hours.
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Re-
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship experi-
view of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature of ana-
ence with an industrial, academic, or governmental host super-
lytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data. Manipulation
vised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
of real substances; sampling, storage, decomposition or dissolu-
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year or
tion, and analysis. Detailed treatment of chemical equilibrium as
permission of the department head. 1-6 credit hours.
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related to precipitation, acid-base, complexation and redox titra-
CHGN580/MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
tions. Potentiometry and UV-visible absorption spectrophotome-
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and mo-
try. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
lecular structure determination of minerals, inorganic and
semester hours.
organometallic compounds. Topics include the heavy atom
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
method, data collection by moving film techniques and by dif-
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; emphasis
fractometers, Fourier methods, interpretation of Patterson maps,
on instrumentation and application to analytical chemistry prob-
refinement methods, direct methods. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
lems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy, infrared spec-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
troscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, Raman
years.
spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy, flame meth-
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY (I) Introduction to theory
ods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance methods,
and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode potentials, reversible
Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photoacoustic spec-
and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic attraction the-
troscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Consent of
ory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases, mechanisms and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
years.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS (II) Survey of separa-
CHGN583/MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
tion methods, thermodynamics of phase equilibria, thermody-
OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II) Instrumental
namics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types of
techniques for the characterization of surfaces of solid materials;
chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone refining,
Applications of such techniques to polymers, corrosion, metal-
use of inclusion compounds for separation, application of sepa-
lurgy, adhesion science, microelectronics. Methods of analysis
ration technology for determining physical constants, e.g., stabil-
discussed: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), auger elec-
ity constants of complexes. Prerequisite: CHGN507 or consent of
tron spectroscopy (AES), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), sec-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
ondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), Rutherford
years.
backscattering (RBS), scanning and transmission electron mi-
CHGN515/MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATERI-
croscopy (SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive x-ray
ALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories and calcula-
analysis; principles of these methods, quantification, instrumen-
tions and their applications to solids of interest to materials
tation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in Metallurgy,
science. The relationship between a material’s properties and the
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or consent of in-
bonding of its atoms will be examined for a variety of materials.
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Includes an introduction to organic polymers. Computer pro-
CHGN584/ChEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS (II)
grams will be used for calculating bonding parameters. Prerequi-
The basic principles involved in the preparation, characteriza-
site: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homogeneous cata-
CHGN523/MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I) De-
lysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption, adsorption
pendence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and struc-
isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters, poisons, cata-
ture; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
lyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and soluble transition
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conductors
metal complexes. Examples of important industrial applications
and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
are given. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or consent of instructor. 3
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN536/MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHESIS
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS (II) Study of kinetic phe-
(II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macromolecules.
nomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted to various theo-
Various methods of polymerization will be discussed with an
retical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
emphasis on the specifics concerning the syntheses of different
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
classes of organic and inorganic polymers. Prerequisite:
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or consent of instructor. 3
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special inter-
hours lecture, 3 semester hours
ests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (I, II) Required for
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry and
credit hours.
geochemistry. M.S. students must register for the course during
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual research
each semester of residency. Ph.D. students must register each se-
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
mester until a grade is received satisfying the prerequisites for
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
CHGN660. Presentation of a graded non-thesis seminar and at-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
tendance at all departmental seminars are required. Prerequisite:
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
Graduate student status. 1 semester hour.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
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CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (I, II) Required of
tematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Prerequisite: Intro-
all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or geochem-
ductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology, or consent of in-
istry. Students must register for this course each semester after
structor. 4 hours lecture, 4 semester hours.
completing CHGN560. Presentation of a graded nonthesis semi-
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Sampling of
nar and attendance at all department seminars are required. Pre-
natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sediments, and wa-
requisite: CHGN560 or equivalent. 1 semester hour.
ters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous materials, diges-
CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
tions, and partial chemical extractions. Principles of instrumental
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special inter-
analysis including atomic spectroscopy, mass separations, and
ests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
chromatography. Quality assurance and quality control. Interpre-
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
tation and assessment of geochemical data using statistical meth-
credit hours.
ods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geochemistry or
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual research
environmental science and engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
mester hours.
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
CHGC505. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and anthro-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
pogenic chemicals interact, react, and are transformed and redis-
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tributed in various environmental compartments. Air, soil, and
CHGN701. GRADUATE THESIS-MASTER OF SCIENCE (I,
aqueous (fresh and saline surface and groundwaters) environ-
II) Preparation of the master’s thesis under the supervision of the
ments are covered, along with specialized environments such as
graduate student’s thesis committee. Required of all candidates
waste treatment facilities and the upper atmosphere. Meets with
for the degree of Master of Science. 6 semester hours upon com-
CHGN403. CHGN403 and CHGC505 may not both be taken for
pletion of thesis.
credit. Prerequisites: SYGN101, 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 supervi-
CHGC506. WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY (I) Instrumen-
sion of the graduate student’s thesis committee. Required of all
tal analysis of water samples using spectroscopy and chromatog-
candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 30 semester
raphy. Methods for field collection of water samples and field
hours.
measurements. The development of laboratory skills for the use
of ICP-AES, HPLC, ion chromatography, and GC. Laboratory
CHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER OF
techniques focus on standard methods for the measurement of
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of the
inorganic and organic constituents in water samples. Methods of
degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be carried out
data analysis are also presented. Prerequisite: Introductory chem-
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
istry, graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 hour labora-
visor.
tory, 1 semester hour.
CHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR OF
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS GEO-
PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion
CHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive methods
of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be carried
applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic properties of water
out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
and aqueous solutions. Calculations and graphical expression of
visor.
acid-base, redox and solution-mineral equilibria. Effect of tem-
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
perature and kinetics on natural aqueous systems. Adsorption
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting. Methods
and ion exchange equilibria between clays and oxide phases. Be-
to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective design, de-
havior of trace elements and complexation in aqueous systems.
livery, and assessment of college courses or presentations. Pre-
Application of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems.
requisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instructor. 2 semester
Light stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous sys-
hours.
tems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of
Geochemistry Courses
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II) A
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and princi-
survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various types of
ples of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of the
igneous rock suites. Application of major element, trace element,
related principles of thermodynamics. Topics covered include:
and isotope geochemistry to problems of their origin and modifi-
nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar system, chemical
cation. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mineralogy and petrology or
bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental distributions and geo-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
chemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, isotope sys-
alternate years.
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CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF FOS-
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO-
SIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of organic car-
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understanding of
bonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and modification
the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological origin of the or-
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the as-
ganic matter will be discussed with emphasis on contributions of
pects of living processes, chemical composition and characteris-
microorganisms to the nature of these deposits. Biochemical and
tics of biological material, origin of life, role of microorganisms
thermal changes which convert the organic compounds into pe-
in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of sediments, and
troleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal and other carbonaceous matter
the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal. Prerequisite: Consent
will be studied. Principal analytical techniques used for the char-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
acterization of organic matter in the geosphere and for evaluation
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
of oil and gas source potential will be discussed. Laboratory ex-
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable iso-
ercises will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source
tope distributions with an emphasis on the application of these
rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
principles to important case studies in igneous petrology and the
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab;
formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr,
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and carbon isotopes included.
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and the
hours Offered alternate years.
surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements and con-
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
stituents of environmental interest. Plant composition, animal and
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
human health in relation to the natural environment. Acid depo-
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical and microbiological
sition and other processes affecting water quality. Environmental
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
aspects of fossil fuel processing. Sampling design in large scale
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
environmental studies. Prerequisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of soil
ESGN501. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including explo-
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
ration, contaminant mapping and global climate change. Prereq-
A study of the chemical and physical interactions which deter-
uisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or consent of
mine the fate, transport and interactions of organic chemicals in
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II)
anthropogenic organic contaminants. Prerequisites: A course in
Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction of a mem-
organic chemistry and CHGN503, Advanced Physical Chemistry
ber of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic may be
or its equivalent, or consent
continued through later semesters and additional credits earned.
of instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a spe-
RONMENT This course will cover the basic fundamentals of
cific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geochemistry
microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic ver-
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the same
sus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-organisms;
or a different topic may be continued through later semesters and
microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth and diversity;
additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
microbial interactions with plants, animals, and other microbes.
3 semester hours.
Additional topics covered will include various aspects of envi-
ronmental microbiology such as global biogeochemical cycles,
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIOGEO-
bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment. Prereq-
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
uisite: ESGN301 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 se-
areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry under the di-
mester hours. Offered alternate years.
rection of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
topic may be continued through later semesters and additional
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semes-
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
ter hours.
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water pol-
lution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation, micro-
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
bial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are cov-
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a member
ered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic may be contin-
lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
ued through later semesters and additional credits earned. Pre-
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
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Economics and Business
Mineral Economics Program Requirements:
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
M.S. Degree Students choose from either the thesis or
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
non-thesis option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
and are required to complete a minimum total of 36 credits
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Professor
(a typical course has 3 credits).
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Professor
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Associate Professor
Non-thesis option
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
18 credits of core courses
CIGDEM Z. GURGUR, Assistant Professor
12 credits in area of specialization
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Assistant Professor
6 credits of approved electives or a minor from another
IRINA KHINDANOVA, Assistant Professor
department
YADVIGA SEMIKOLENOVA, Assistant Professor
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
Thesis option
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
18 credits of core courses
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
12 thesis credits
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
6 credits in area of specialization
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Degree. Doctoral students develop a customized
Degrees Offered:
curriculum to fit their needs. The degree requires a minimum
Master of Science (Mineral Economics)
of 72 graduate credit hours that includes course work and a
Doctor of Philosophy (Mineral Economics)
thesis.
Master of Science (Engineering and Technology
Course work
Management)
24 credits of core courses
12 credits in area of specialization
Mineral Economics Program Description:
12 credits in a minor
In an increasingly global and technical world, government
Thesis credits
and industry leaders in the mineral and energy areas require a
24 thesis credits. The student’s faculty advisor and the
strong foundation in economic and business skills. The Divi-
doctoral thesis committee must approve the student’s pro-
sion of Economics and Business offers such skills in unique
gram of study and the topic for the thesis.
programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral Eco-
nomics. Course work and research in Mineral Economics
Qualifying Examination Process
emphasize the application of economic principles and busi-
Upon completion of the core course work, students must
ness methods to mineral, energy, and related environmental
pass qualifying written examinations to become a candidate
and technological issues.
for the Ph.D. degree. The qualifying exam is given in two
parts in August. The first part is based on the 1st year 500
Students in the Mineral Economics Program select from
level core courses and readings. The second part is based on
one of two areas of specialization: Economics and Public
the 600 level core courses and readings. These exams are de-
Policy (E&PP) or Quantitative Business Methods/Operations
signed to test the student’s competence in core courses and a
Research (QBM/OR). The E&PP specialization focuses on
reading list of additional topics. Once qualified, the Ph.D.
the optimal use of scarce energy and mineral resources with a
student is then required to complete an additional written and
global perspective. It provides institutional knowledge coupled
oral examination. This exam is prepared and administered by
with economics, mathematical and statistical tools to analyze
the student’s thesis committee and is generally related to the
and understand how the world of energy and minerals works
student’s thesis topic and the student’s minor field.
to guide and shape industry change. The QBM/OR special-
ization emphasizes the application of quantitative business
Minor from Another Department
methods such as optimization, simulation, decision analysis,
Non-thesis M.S. students may apply six elective credits
and project management to minerals and energy related
towards a nine hour minor in another department. A minor is
manufacturing, exploration, resource allocation, and other
ideal for those students who want to enhance or gain knowl-
decision-making processes.
edge in another field while gaining the economic and busi-
ness skills to help them move up the career ladder. For
Fields of Research
example, a petroleum, chemical, or mining engineer might
Faculty members carry out applied research in a variety of
want to learn more about environmental engineering, a geo-
areas including international trade, resource economics, envi-
physicist or geologist might want to learn the latest tech-
ronmental economics, industrial organization, metal market
niques in their profession, or an economic policy analyst
analysis, energy economics, applied microeconomics, applied
might want to learn about political risk. Students should
econometrics, management theory and practice, finance and
check with the minor department for the opportunities and
investment analysis, exploration economics, decision analy-
requirements for a minor.
sis, utility theory, and corporate risk policy.
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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
b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits for M.S.
a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer courses and the
non-thesis option or 6 credits for M.S. thesis option)
transfer credit must be approved by the student’s advisor and
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
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
2. College of Law at the University of Denver in Natural
EBGN552 Nonlinear Programming
Resource Law (see http://law.du.edu)
EBGN555 Linear Programming
Prerequisites for the Mineral Economics
EBGN556 Network Models
Programs:
EBGN557 Integer Programming
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. Common Core Courses (15 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,
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
as well as an undergraduate course in mathematical economics.
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
EBGN695 Research Methodology
Required Course Curriculum in Mineral
b. Extended Core Courses - Economics (9 credits)
Economics:
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral Economics are
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
required to take a set of core courses that provide basic tools
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
for the more advanced and specialized courses in the program.
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
1. M.S. Curriculum
c. Extended Core Courses - Operations Research
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
(9 credits)
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
EBGN555 Linear Programming
EBGN511 Microeconomics
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
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d. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits)
Engineering and Technology Management
Economics & Public Policy
Program Requirements:
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
Students choose either the thesis or non-thesis option and
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
complete a minimum of 36 credit hours.
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
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
6 credits from one or both specializations
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 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 two
EBGN557 Integer Programming
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 during their attendance in the ETM
rial perspective needed to effectively function in a highly com-
Program. The seminar will be offered at the beginning of the
petitive and technologically complex business economy.
fall semester. The seminar will provide students a compre-
hensive approach to good quality communication skills, in-
Students in the ETM Program may select from one of two
cluding presentation proficiency, organizational skills,
areas of degree specialization: Operations/Engineering
professional writing skills, meeting management, as well as
Management or Leadership and Strategy. The Operations/
other professional communication abilities. The Communica-
Engineering Management specialization emphasizes valuable
tions Seminar is designed to better prepare students for the
techniques for managing large engineering and technical
ETM learning experience, as well as their careers in industry.
projects effectively and efficiently. In addition, special em-
phasis is given to advanced operations research, optimiza-
Transfer Credits
tion, and decision making techniques applicable to a wide
Students who enter the M.S. in Engineering and Technol-
array of business and engineering problems. The Leadership
ogy Management program may transfer up to 6 graduate
and Strategy specialization teaches the correct match be-
course credits from other educational institutions. The stu-
tween organizational strategies and structures to maximize
dent must have achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate
the competitive power of technology. This specialization has
transfer courses and the transfer credit must be approved by
a particular emphasis on leadership and management issues
the student’s advisor and the Chair of the ETM Program.
associated with the modern business enterprise.
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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 ap-
non-thesis graduate program as elective credit.
proved 400-level courses. Descriptions of these courses can
Prerequisites for ETM Program:
be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Entering students must have demonstrated completion of
EBGN504 ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVEST-
undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better in
MENT DECISION METHODS Time value of money con-
1. Probability and Statistics (MACS323 or MACS530), and
cepts of present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate of
2. Engineering Economics (EBGN321 or EBGN504).
return and break-even analysis are applied to after-tax eco-
nomic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
Students not demonstrating satisfactory standing in these
Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1) inflation and
areas may be accepted; however, they will need to complete
escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjust-
the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that require these
ment of analysis using expected value concepts, and (4) mu-
subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly suggested that students
tually exclusive alternative analysis and service producing
complete any deficiencies prior to enrolling in graduate
alternatives. Case study analysis of a mineral or petroleum
degree course work.
investment situation is required.
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree Engineering
EBGN505 INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING Concepts from
and Technology Management
both financial and managerial accounting. Preparation and
Thesis and non-thesis students are required to complete the
interpretation of financial statements and the use of this finan-
following 18 hours of core courses:
cial information in evaluation and control of the organization.
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
Managerial concepts include the use of accounting informa-
tion in the development and implementation of a successful
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
global corporate strategy, and how control systems enhance
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
the planning process.
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
EBGN509 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS This course
EBGN563 Management of Technology
reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer tools
EBGN585 Engineering and Technology Management Cap-
that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral Eco-
stone (to be taken during the final semester of coursework)
nomics. It includes topics from differential and integral cal-
culus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix algebra;
b. Areas of Specialization (12 credits required for non-
difference equations; and linear, mathematical and dynamic
thesis option or 6 credits required for thesis option)
programming. It shows how these tools are applied in an eco-
Operations/Engineering Management:
nomic and business context with applications taken from the
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
mineral and energy industries. It requires both analytical as
EBGN552 Nonlinear Programming
well as computer solutions. At the end of the course you will
EBGN553 Project Management
be able to appreciate and apply mathematics for better per-
EBGN555 Linear Programming
sonal, economic and business decision making. Prerequisites:
EBGN556 Network Models
MACS111, EBGN311; or permission of instructor.
EBGN557 Integer Programming
EBGN510 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS The
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity analysis
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
and the problem of mineral market instability; cartels and the
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
nature of mineral pricing; the environment; government in-
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
volvement; mineral policy issues; and international mineral
Leadership and Strategy:
trade. This course is designed for entering students in mineral
EBGN564 Managing New Product Development
economics. Prerequisites: EBGN311 or permission of in-
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology-Based Companies
structor.
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
and computer networks. Prerequisite: MACS530, 1 or per-
of product and input markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
mission of instructor.
EBGN311, EBGN509; or permission of instructor.
EBGN530 ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY
EBGN512 MACROECONOMICS This course will provide
MARKETS Application of models to understand markets
an introduction to contemporary macroeconomic concepts
for oil, gas, coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources.
and analysis. Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior of
Models, modeling techniques, and issues included are supply
the economy as an aggregate. Topics include the equilibrium
and demand, market structure, transportation models, game
level of inflation, interest rates, unemployment and the
theory, futures markets, environmental issues, energy policy,
growth in national income. The impact of government fiscal
energy regulation, input/output models, energy conservation,
and monetary policy on these variables and the business
and dynamic optimization. The emphasis in the course is on
cycle, with particular attention to the effects on the mineral
the development of appropriate models and their application
industry. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN509; or
to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: MACS111,
permission of instructor.
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511 or permission of instructor.
EBGN515 ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING The
EBGN535 ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
application of microeconomic theory to business strategy.
MARKETS Metal supply from main product, byproduct,
Understanding the horizontal, vertical, and product bound-
and secondary production. Metal demand and intensity of use
aries of the modern firm. A framework for analyzing the na-
analysis. Market organization and price formation. Public
ture and extent of competition in a firm's dynamic business
policy, comparative advantage, and international metal trade.
environment. Developing strategies for creating and sustain-
Metals and economic development in the developing coun-
ing competitive advantage. Mineral Economics students will
tries and former centrally planned economies. Environmental
not receive degree credits for this course (except joint degree
policy and mining and mineral processing. Students prepare
IFP 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 the
and minerals in the development process. Sectoral policies
simulation models. Both discrete-event and continuous simu-
and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special atten-
lation models are covered through extensive use of appli-
tion to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse
cations including call centers, various manufacturing
effects, downstream processing, and diversification. Pre-
operations, production/inventory systems, bulk-material han-
requisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN511,
dling and mining, port operations, high-way traffic systems
EBGN512; or permission of instructor.
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EBGN545 CORPORATE FINANCE The fundamentals of
leveling, project monitoring and control, earned value analy-
corporate finance as they pertain to the valuation of invest-
sis and strategic project leadership. Guest speakers from in-
ments, firms, and the securities they issue. Included are the
dustry discuss and amplify the relevance of course topics to
relevant theories associated with capital budgeting, financing
their specific areas of application (construction, product de-
decisions, and dividend policy. This course provides an
velopment, engineering design, R&D, process development,
in-depth study of the theory and practice of corporate finan-
etc.). Students learn Microsoft Project and complete a course
cial management including a study of the firm’s objectives,
project using this software, demonstrating proficiency ana-
investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, and
lyzing project progress and communicating project informa-
working capital management. Prerequisite: EBGN5052 or
tion to stakeholders. Prerequisite: EBGN5043 or permission
permission of instructor.
of instructor.
EBGN546 INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGE-
EBGN555 LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course ad-
MENT The theory and practice of investment, providing a
dresses the formulation of linear programming models, ex-
comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of securities
amines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
markets, valuation techniques and trading strategies for
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
stocks, bonds, and derivative securities. It includes the mean-
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
variance efficient portfolio theory, the arbitrage pricing
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
theory, bond portfolio management, investment management
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
functions and policies, and portfolio performance evaluation.
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN545, EBGN505,2
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models
or permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN509,
discussed in this course include, but are not limited to, the
EBGN511.
areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transporta-
EBGN547 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Analysis
tion and logistics, and the military. Prerequisite: 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-
EBGN556 NETWORK MODELS Network models are spe-
aging these risks; and discussion of the methods employed
cial cases of linear programming problems that possess spe-
and the instruments utilized to achieve risk shifting objec-
cial mathematical structures. This course examines a variety
tives. The course concentrates on the use of derivative assets
of network models, specifically, spanning tree problems,
in the risk management process. These derivatives include
shortest path problems, maximum flow problems, minimum
futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps, collars and floors.
cost flow problems, and transportation and assignment prob-
Exposure to market and credit risks will be explored and
lems. For each class of problem, we present applications in
ways of handling them will be reviewed and critiqued
areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, trans-
through analysis of case studies from the mineral and energy
portation and logistics, and the military. We also discuss an
industries. Prerequisites: MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN5052,
algorithm or two applicable to each problem class. As time
EBGN545 or EBGN546; or permission of instructor. Recom-
permits, we explore combinatorial problems that can be de-
mended: EBGN509, EBGN511.
picted on graphs, e.g., the traveling salesman problem and
EBGN552 NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING As an ad-
the Chinese postman problem, and discuss the tractability
vanced course in optimization, this course will address both
issues associated with these problems in contrast to “pure”
unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
network models. Prerequisites: EBGN555 or EBGN525 or
and corresponding algorithms (e.g., Gradient Search and
permission of the instructor.
Newton’s Method, and Lagrange Multiplier Methods and Re-
EBGN557 INTEGER PROGRAMMING As an advanced
duced Gradient Algorithms, respectively). Applications of
course in optimization, this course will address computa-
state-of-the-art hardware and software will emphasize solv-
tional performance of linear and linear-integer optimization
ing real-world problems in areas such as mining, energy,
problems, and, using state-of-the-art hardware and software,
transportation, and the military. Prerequisite: EBGN555 or
will introduce solution techniques for “difficult” optimiza-
permission of instructor.
tion problems. We will discuss such methodologies applied
EBGN553 PROJECT MANAGEMENT An introductory
to the monolith (e.g., branch-and-bound and its variations,
course focusing on analytical techniques for managing projects
cutting planes, strong formulations), as well as decomposi-
and on developing skills for effective project leadership and
tion and reformulation techniques (e.g., Lagrangian relax-
management through analysis of case studies. Topics include
ation, Benders decomposition, column generation).
project portfolio management, decomposition of project
Additional “special topics” may be introduced, as time per-
work, estimating resource requirements, planning and budget-
mits. Prerequisite: EBGN555 or permission of instructor.
ing, scheduling, analysis of uncertainty, resource loading and
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EBGN559 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT The focus of
age technological innovation to gain competitive advantage
the course is to show how a firm can achieve better “supply-
is explored. The relationships between an innovation, the
demand matching” through the implementation of rigorous
competencies of the innovating firm, the ease of duplication
mathematical models and various operational/tactical strate-
of the innovation by outsiders, the nature of complementary
gies. We look at organizations as entities that must match the
assets needed to successfully commercialize an innovation
supply of what they produce with the demand for their prod-
and the appropriate strategy for commercializing the inno-
ucts. A considerable portion of the course is devoted to math-
vation are developed. Students explore the role of network
ematical models that treat uncertainty in the supply-chain.
effects in commercialization strategies, particularly with re-
Topics include managing economies of scale for functional
spect to standards wars aimed at establishing new dominant
products, managing market-mediation costs for innovative
designs. Prerequisite: EBGN5043 recommended.
products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
EBGN564 MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOP-
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain con-
MENT Develops interdisciplinary skills required for suc-
tracts and revenue management. Additional “special topics”
cessful product development in today’s competitive
may be introduced, such as reverse logistics issues in the
marketplace. Small product development teams step through
supply-chain or contemporary operational and financial hedg-
the new product development process in detail, learning
ing strategies, as time permits. Prerequisite: MACS530,1 or
about available tools and techniques to execute each process
permission of instructor.
step along the way. Each student brings his or her individual
EBGN560 DECISION ANALYSIS Introduction to the sci-
disciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to
ence of decision making and risk theory. Application of deci-
synthesize that perspective with those of the other students in
sion analysis and utility theory to the analysis of strategic
the group to develop a sound, marketable product. Prerequi-
decision problems. Focuses on the application of quantitative
site: EBGN563 recommended.
methods to business problems characterized by risk and un-
EBGN565 MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
certainty. Choice problems such as decisions concerning
COMPANIES This class explores concepts and practices
major capital investments, corporate acquisitions, new prod-
related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment,
uct introductions, and choices among alternative technolo-
including the defining characteristics of high-technology in-
gies are conceptualized and structured using the concepts
dustries; different types and patterns of innovations and their
introduced in this course. Prerequisite: EBGN504,3 or per-
marketing implications; the need for (and difficulties in)
mission of instructor.
adopting a customer-orientation; tools used to gather market-
EBGN561 STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
ing research/intelligence in technology-driven industries; use
SCIENCE The course introduces tools of “probabilistic
of strategic alliances and partnerships in marketing technol-
analysis” that are frequently used in the formal studies of
ogy; adaptations to the “4 P’s”; regulatory and ethical consid-
management. We see methodologies that help to quantify the
erations in technological arenas. Prerequisite: Permission of
dynamic relationships of sequences of “random” events that
instructor.
evolve over time. Topics include static and dynamic Monte-
EBGN566 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP Intro-
Carlo simulation, discrete and continuous time Markov
duces concepts related to starting and expanding a techno-
Chains, probabilistic dynamic programming, Markov deci-
logical-based corporation. Presents ideas such as developing
sion processes, queuing processes and networks, Brownian
a business and financing plan, role of intellectual property,
motion and stochastic control. Applications from a wide
and the importance of a good R&D program. Prerequisite:
range of fields will be introduced including marketing, fi-
Permission of instructor.
nance, production, logistics and distribution, energy and
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. Prerequisite: MACS530,1 or
Computers provide unprecedented power in accessing and
permission of instructor.
manipulating data. Computers work in complex systems that
require standardization and compatibility to function. Each of
EBGN563 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY Case
these special features has engendered one or more bodies of
studies and reading assignments explore strategies for profit-
law. Complex intellectual creation demands comprehensive
ing from technology assets and technological innovation. The
intellectually property protection. Computer technology,
roles of strategy, core competencies, product and process
however, differs fundamentally from previous objects of
development, manufacturing, R&D, marketing, strategic
intellectual property protection, and thus does not fit easily
partnerships, alliances, intellectual property, organizational
into traditional copyright and patent law. This course covers
architectures, leadership and politics are explored in the
topics that relate to these complex special features of com-
context of technological innovation. The critical role of orga-
puter and technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
nizational knowledge and learning in a firm’s ability to lever-
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EBGN585 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MAN-
vanced course in economic analysis that will look at more
AGEMENT CAPSTONE This course represents the culmina-
complex issues associated with valuing investments and
tion of the ETM Program. This course is about the strategic
projects. Discussion will focus on development and applica-
management process – how strategies are developed and
tion of concepts in after-tax environments and look at other
implemented in organizations. It examines senior manage-
criteria and their impact in the decision-making and valuation
ment’s role in formulating strategy and the role that all an
process. Applications to engineering and technology aspects
organization’s managers play in implementing a well thought
will be discussed. Effective presentation of results will be an
out strategy. Among the topics discussed in this course are
important component of the course. Prerequisite: Permission
(1) how different industry conditions support different types
of instructor.
of strategies; (2) how industry conditions change and the
EBGN570 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS The role of
implication of those changes for strategic management; and
markets and other economic considerations in controlling
(3) how organizations develop and maintain capabilities that
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource
lead to sustained competitive advantage. This course consists
allocation incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in envi-
of learning fundamental concepts associated with strategic
ronmental policy decisions and the associated problems with
management process and competing in a web-based strategic
measuring benefits and costs. Prerequisite: EBGN509 or per-
management simulation to support the knowledge that you
mission of instructor.
have developed.
EBGN571 MARKETING RESEARCH The purpose of this
EBGN590 ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING
course is to gain a deep understanding of the marketing re-
Using statistical techniques to fit economic models to data.
search decisions facing product managers in technology based
Topics include ordinary least squares and single equation
companies. While the specific responsibilities of a product
regression models; two stage least squares and multiple equa-
manager vary across industries and firms, three main activities
tion econometric models; specification error, serial correla-
common to the position are: (1) analysis of market informa-
tion, heteroskedasticity; distributive lag; applications to
tion, (2) marketing strategy development, and (3) implement-
mineral commodity markets; hypothesis testing; forecasting
ing strategy through marketing mix decisions. In this course
with econometric models, time series analysis, and simula-
students will develop an understanding of available market-
tion. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311.
ing research methods and the ability to use marketing research
EBGN598 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
information to make strategic and tactical decisions. Prerequi-
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
site: MACS5301.
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
EBGN572 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
Usually the course is offered only once.
The purpose of this course is to gain understanding of the
EBGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
complexities presented by managing businesses in an inter-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
national environment. International business has grown
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
rapidly in recent decades due to technological expansion,
tent, and credit hours.
liberalization of government policies on trade and resource
EBGN610 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECO-
movements, development of institutions needed to support
NOMICS Optimal resource use in a dynamic context using
and facilitate international transactions, and increased global
mathematical programming, optimal control theory and game
competition. Due to these factors, foreign countries increas-
theory. Constrained optimization techniques are used to eval-
ingly are a source of both production and sales for domestic
uate the impact of capital constraints, exploration activity
companies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
and environmental regulations. Offered when student de-
EBGN575 ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUA-
mand is sufficient. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1
TION The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in
EBGN311, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission
mineral and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation
of instructor.
Principle. The measurement of political risk and its impact
EBGN611 ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS A second
on project value. Extensive use of real cases. Prerequisites:
graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
MACS111, EBGN311, EBGN504,3 EBGN505,2 EBGN509,
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics
EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
include consumer theory, production theory and the use of
EBGN580 EXPLORATION ECONOMICS Exploration
game theoretic and dynamic optimization tools. Prerequi-
planning and decision making for oil and gas, and metallic
sites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311, EBGN509,
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration ac-
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
tivity and productivity. Prerequisites: EBGN311, EBGN510;
EBGN690 ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS A second
or permission of instructor. Offered when student demand is
course in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this course
sufficient.
provides a more theoretical and mathematical understanding
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of econometrics. Matrix algebra is used and model construc-
Engineering
tion and hypothesis testing are emphasized rather than fore-
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor and Division Director
casting. Prerequisites: MACS111, MACS530,1 EBGN311,
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor and Assistant Division
EBGN509, EBGN590; or permission of instructor. Recom-
Director
mended: EBGN511.
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
EBGN695 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Lectures
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
provide an overview of methods used in economic research
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Chair and Professor
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral Eco-
NING LU, Professor
nomics and information on how to carry out research and
MARK T. LUSK, Professor
present research results. Students will be required to write
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Professor, Vice President for Academic
and present a research paper that will be submitted for pub-
Affairs, and Dean of Faculty
lication. It is expected that this paper will lead to a Ph.D.
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
dissertation proposal. It is a good idea for students to start
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor
thinking about potential dissertation topic areas as they study
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
for their qualifier. Ph.D. students must receive a grade of an
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
“A” in this course. This course is also recommended for stu-
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
dents writing Master’s thesis or who want guidance in doing
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor
independent research relating to the economics and business
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
aspects of energy, minerals and related environmental and
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
technological topics. Prerequisites: MACS530,1 EBGN509,
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
EBGN510, EBGN511, EBGN512, EBGN590, EBGN611; or
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
permission of instructor.
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
EBGN698 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
CARSTEN R. MEHRING, Assistant Professor
Usually the course is offered only once.
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
EBGN699 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
tent, and credit hours.
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
ESGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Lecturer
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of
CARA COAD, Lecturer
the Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must be
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Lecturer
carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s fac-
TOM GROVER, Lecturer
ulty advisor. Variable class and semester hours.
CANDACE S. SULZBACH, Lecturer
ROBERT D. SUTTON (DOUGLAS), Lecturer
ESGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF PHI-
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
LOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion of
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be carried
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advi-
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
sor. Variable class and semester hours.
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
Notes
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed in
1MACS323 may be substituted for MACS530.
the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
2EBGN305 and EBGN306 together may be substituted for
Degrees Offered:
EBGN505 with permission.
Master of Science (Engineering Systems)
3EBGN321 may be substituted for EBGN504.
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Systems)
Program Overview:
The Engineering Systems program offers a multidiscipli-
nary graduate education with an option to specialize in one
of the three disciplines—Civil, Electrical or Mechanical
Engineering. The program demands academic rigor and
depth yet also addresses the real-world problems in advanced
engineering and technology. The Division of Engineering has
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six areas of research activities: (1) Sensing, Communications
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences is a research area
and Control, (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics,
with a wide array of multidisciplinary applications including
(3) Geotechnical Engineering, (4) Structural Engineering,
clean energy systems, materials processing, combustion, and
(5) Material Mechanics and (6) Fluid Mechanics and Ther-
bioengineering. Graduate students in this area typically spe-
mal Sciences.
cialize in Mechanical Engineering but also have the oppor-
Sensing, Communications and Control is an interdiscipli-
tunity to specialize in interdisciplinary programs such as
nary research area that includes problems in control theory
Materials Science.
robotics, mechatronics, intelligent structures and geosystems,
Program Details
energy and power, materials processing, communications,
The M.S. Engineering Systems degree (Thesis or Non-
bio-engineering, mining and construction. Participating grad-
Thesis Option) requires 36 credit hours. Requirements for the
uate students come from a variety of backgrounds, and may
thesis M.S. are 24 hours of coursework and 12 hours of the-
specialize in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering sys-
sis research. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours of
tems.
coursework. The Ph.D. Engineering Systems degree requires
Energy Systems and Power Electronics is focused on both
72 credit hours of course work and research credits. Courses
fundamental and applied research in the interrelated fields of
taken at other universities will be considered for transfer
conventional electric power systems and electric machinery,
credit via a petition to the Division Director. Students must
renewable energy and distributed generation, power electron-
have an advisor from the Engineering Division Graduate
ics and drives. The overall scope of research encompasses a
Faculty to direct and monitor their academic plan, research
broad spectrum of electrical energy applications including
and independent studies. Master of Science (thesis option)
investor-owned utilities, rural electric associations, manufac-
students must have at least three members on their graduate
turing facilities, regulatory agencies, and consulting engi-
committee, two of whom must be permanent faculty in the
neering firms.
Engineering Division. Ph.D. graduate committees must have
at least five members; at least three members must be perma-
Geotechnical Engineering has current activity in compu-
nent faculty in the Engineering Division, and at least one
tational and analytical geomechanics, probabilistic geotech-
member must be from the department in which the student is
nics, experimental and theoretical investigations into coupled
pursuing a minor program.
flows and unsaturated soil behavior, and intelligent geo-sys-
tems including geo-construction sensing and automation. The
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
geotechnical faculty and students work primarily within the
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
Civil Specialty of the Engineering Systems graduate pro-
research in Engineering Systems. Normally, Ph.D. students
grams, however strong interdisciplinary ties are maintained
will take the Qualifying Examination in their first year, but it
with other groups in Engineering and with other Departments
must be taken within three semesters of entering the program.
at CSM.
Within 18 months after passing the Qualifying Examination,
the Ph.D. student must prepare a written Thesis Proposal and
Structural Engineering focuses on frontier, multidiscipli-
present it formally to the graduate committee and other inter-
nary research in the following areas: high strength and self
ested faculty. Approval of the Thesis Proposal by the gradu-
consolidating concrete, experimental and computational struc-
ate thesis committee constitutes admission to candidacy for
tural dynamics, vibration control, damage diagnosis, and
the Ph.D. Students should endeavor to achieve this milestone
advanced data processing and analysis for sensory systems,
within twelve months of passing the Qualifying Examination.
disaster assessment and mitigation, and structural non-
destructive evaluation.
At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option) and Ph.D.
programs, the student will be required to make a formal pres-
Material Mechanics investigations consider solid-state
entation and defense of her/his thesis research.
material behavior as it relates to microstructural evolution
and control, nano-mechanics, functionally graded materials,
Prerequisites
biomaterial analysis and characterization, artificial bio-
The requirements for admission for the M.S., and Ph.D.
material design, and fracture mechanics. Research in this
degrees in Engineering Systems are a baccalaureate degree in
area tends to have a strong computational physics component
engineering, computer science, a physical science, or math
covering a broad range of length and time scales that embrace
with a grade-point average over 3.0/4.0; Graduate Record
ab initio calculations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and
Examination score of 650 (math) and a TOEFL score of 550
continuum modeling. These tools are used to study metallic
or higher (paper based), 213 (computer based) for applicants
and ceramic systems as well as natural biomaterials. Strong
whose native language is not English. Applicants from an
ties exist between this group and activities within the campus
engineering program at CSM are not required to submit
communities of physics, materials science, mathematics and
GRE scores.
chemical engineering.
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The Engineering Graduate committee evaluating an appli-
Civil Engineering Specialty (EGES-CE)
cant may require that the student take undergraduate reme-
There are two main emphasis areas within the Civil Engi-
dial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies, which
neering specialty in: (1) Geotechnical engineering, and (2)
does not count toward the graduate program. The committee
Structural engineering, however thesis research activities will
will decide whether to recommend to the Dean of Graduate
regularly overlap with the other emphasis areas within the
Studies and Research regular or provisional admission, and
Division as listed in the Program Description above. The in-
may ask the applicant to come for an interview.
tention is to offer a highly flexible curriculum that will be at-
As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, no more than 9
tractive to candidates seeking Civil Engineering careers in
400-level credits of course work may be counted towards any
either industry or academe. In addition to the Civil Engineer-
graduate degree. In general, the student cannot use 400 level
ing courses offered within the Engineering Division, techni-
course credits that have been previously used to obtain the
cal electives will be available from other CSM departments
Bachelor of Science degree. This requirement must be taken
such as Environmental Science and Engineering, Geological
into account as students choose courses for each degree pro-
Engineering and Mining, as well as Electrical and Mechani-
gram detailed below. In all of the options below, students in
cal courses from within the Engineering Division. Some flex-
the combined BS/MS Programs (non-thesis option) may sub-
ibility in the following requirements is allowed in terms of
stitute 6 credits of courses that were also used to satisfy the
the balance of Technical Elective courses and Thesis Re-
requirements for their undergraduate degree. These course
search or Independent Study, with the agreement of the stu-
substitutions must be approved by the academic advisor, and
dent’s academic advisor and/or graduate committee.
these 6 credits must be included in the total of 9 undergradu-
M.S. Degree (EGES-CE)
ate 400 level credits allowed.
Must take at least three courses from the list of
Engineering Systems (EGES)
Civil Engineering Courses any graduate level
Graduate students who choose not to declare a specialty in
course taught by a member of the CSM Civil
Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering may do so using
Engineering faculty can be included in the list
the curriculum below.
of acceptable Civil Engineering Courses.
9 cr
M.S. Degree (EGES)
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
Required Core:
Technical Electives which may involve additional
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
engineering courses or other courses as approved
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
by the academic advisor.
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
(Thesis option)
14 cr
Seminar
1 cr
(Non-Thesis option)
26 cr
Technical Electives
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
(Thesis Option: Courses must be
or
approved by the graduate thesis committee)
15 cr
Independent Study Report (Non-Thesis Option)
6 cr
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be
Total
36 cr
approved by the faculty advisor)
27 cr
Ph.D. Degree (EGES-CE)
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
Must take at least three courses from the list of
Total
36 cr
Civil Engineering Courses
9 cr
Ph.D. Degree (EGES)
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
Required Core:
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
Technical Electives
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
Approved by the graduate committee
26 cr
Seminar
1 cr
Thesis Research
24 cr
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
Total
72 cr
Technical Electives
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Civil Specialty)
(must be approved by the graduate thesis committee) 27 cr
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty) students wishing
Thesis Research
24 cr
to enroll in the PhD program will be required to pass a
Qualifying Exam. Normally, PhD. students will take the
Total
72 cr
Qualifying Exam in their first year, but it must be taken
within three semesters of entering the program.
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The exam will have two parts:
Ph.D. Degree (EGES-EE)
1. The Advisor will coordinate with the Civil faculty to
Must take at least two courses from the list of
generate a written take-home exam based on materials
Electrical Engineering Courses (or approved
covered in the students area of interest. This will typically
courses from other CSM departments)
6 cr
involve two questions, and may cover material from the
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Electrical) Seminar
1 cr
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty) core courses.
Must take at least four courses in one of the
2. A written report (approx 10 pages) and oral presentation
two emphasis areas (or approved courses
based on a topic that will be chosen by the graduate student’s
from other CSM departments)
12 cr
committee. The report will typically be a review paper on a re-
Thesis Research
24 cr
search theme that will be related to the student’s area of inter-
est and likely thesis topic. The purpose of this requirement, is
Minor Program of Study (approved by the
to examine some of the attributes expected of a successful
thesis committee)
12 cr
PhD candidate. These include, but are not restricted to:
Technical Electives (must be approved by
u The ability to perform a literature review through
the thesis committee)
17 cr
libraries and internet sites;
Total
72 cr
u The ability to distill information into a written report;
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Electrical Specialty)
u The ability to produce a high quality written and oral
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
presentation.
which is intended to gauge the student’s capability to pursue
research in the Electrical Engineering specialty. The Qualify-
The research theme for the written report will be provided
ing Examination includes both written and oral sections. The
at the same time as the questions in part one above. All
written section is based on material from the Division’s un-
written material will be due one week later. As early as pos-
dergraduate Engineering degree with Electrical Specialty and
sible after that time, a one hour meeting will be scheduled
is given once per year at the beginning of the Spring semes-
for the student to make his/her oral presentation. After the
ter. The oral part of the exam covers either two of the core
oral, the student will be questioned on the presentation and
courses (of the student’s choice) in the Electrical Specialty,
on any other issues relating to the written report and take
or a paper from the literature chosen by the student and the
home examination.
student’s advisor. The student’s advisor and two additional
Electrical Engineering Specialty (EGES-EE)
Electrical Specialty faculty members (typically from the stu-
Within the Electrical Engineering specialty, there are two
dent’s thesis committee) administer the oral exam.
emphasis areas: (1) Sensing, Communications and Control,
Normally, Ph.D. students will take both parts of the Quali-
and (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics. Students are
fying Examination in their first year, but they must both be
encouraged to decide between emphasis areas before pursu-
taken within three semesters of entering the graduate program.
ing an advanced degree. Students are also encouraged to
speak to members of the EE graduate faculty before register-
Mechanical Engineering Specialty (EGES-ME)
ing for classes, and most select an academic advisor as soon
Within the Mechanical Engineering specialty, there are two
as possible.
emphasis areas: (1) Material Mechanics, and (2) Thermal
Sciences. Materials processing, materials simulation and process
M.S. Degree (EGES-EE)
control are investigated from perspectives ranging from funda-
Must take at least two courses from the list of
mental physical underpinnings to industrial application. Stu-
Electrical Engineering Courses (or approved
dents are required to complete a set of core classes intended to
courses from other CSM departments)
6 cr
prepare them for both theoretical and experimental aspects of re-
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Electrical) Seminar
1 cr
search in mechanical engineering. The program has strong ties
Must take at least four courses in one of
to the chemical engineering, materials science and physics com-
the two emphasis areas (or approved
munities, and students will typically take courses in one or more
courses from other CSM departments)
12 cr
of these areas after completing the core class requirements.
Technical Electives
M.S. Degree (EGES-ME)
(Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
Required Core:
by the thesis committee)
5 cr
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
or
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Mechanical) Seminar 1 cr
by the faculty advisor)
17 cr
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
12 cr
Total
36 cr
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From the list of Mechanical Engineering Courses
Engineering Systems (Electrical Specialty)
(Thesis Option: Courses must be approved by
Core classes in the Electrical Specialty
the thesis committee)
9 cr
EGES501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
or
EGES502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation 4 cr
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
EGES503
Modern Engineering Design and Project
by the faculty advisor) (or approved courses
Management
3 cr
from other CSM departments)
21 cr
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
Thesis Research (Thesis option)
12 cr
EGES560
Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 cr
Technical Electives (must be approved by
MACS 401 Real Analysis
3 cr
the thesis committee)
6 cr
MACS 404 Artificial Intelligence
3 cr
MACS 407 Introduction to Scientific Computing
3 cr
Total
36 cr
MACS 500 Linear Vector Spaces
3 cr
Ph.D. Degree (EGES-ME)
MACS 506 Complex Analysis II
3 cr
Required Core:
MACS 514 Applied Mathematics I
3 cr
EGES501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
MACS 530 Statistical Methods I
3 cr
EGES502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
Energy Systems Track
EGES504 Engineering Systems (Mechanical) Seminar 1 cr
EGES521
Mechatronics
3 cr
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
EGES581
Modern Adjustable Speed Electric Drives
3 cr
From the list of Mechanical Engineering Courses
EGES582
Renewable Energy and Distributed
(or approved courses from other CSM departments) 18 cr
Generation
3 cr
EGES583
Advanced Electrical Machine Dynamics
3 cr
Thesis Research
24 cr
EGES584
Power Distribution Systems Engineering
3 cr
Technical Electives (must be approved by the thesis
EGES585
Advanced High Power Electronics
3 cr
committee)
9 cr
EGES586
High Voltage AC and DC Power
Total
72 cr
Transmission
3 cr
EGES599
Independent Study (limited to 6 credits)
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Mechanical Specialty)
EGES683
Computer Methods in Electric Power
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
Systems
3 cr
which is intended to gauge the academic qualifications of the
candidate for conducting dissertation research in Mechanical
Sensing, Communications and Control Track
Engineering. The Qualifying Examination tests the student
EGES510
Image and Multidimensional Signal
on instrumentation and measurement theory as well as inter-
Processing
3 cr
disciplinary simulation and modeling. Students are required
EGES511
Digital Signal Processing
3 cr
to take EGES501 and EGES502 prior to taking this exam.
EGES512
Computer Vision
3 cr
The exam is typically offered in May each year. Normally,
EGES514
Advanced Robot Control
4 cr
Ph.D. students will take the Qualifying Examination at the
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
end of their first year, but they must take the exam within
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
three semesters of entering the graduate program.
Systems
3 cr
Courses Offered Under Each Of The Engineering
EGES519
Estimation Theory and Kalman Filtering
3 cr
Systems Specialties:
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
3 cr
EGES599
Independent Study (limited to 6 cr)
Engineering Systems (Civil Specialty)
EGES617
Intelligent Control Systems
3 cr
EGES501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGES618
System Identification and Adaptive Control 3 cr
EGES502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation 4 cr
EGES619
Applied Intelligent Control and Failure
EGES533
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 cr
Diagnostics
3 cr
EGES534
Soil Behavior
3 cr
EGES541
Advanced Structural Theory
3 cr
Engineering Systems (Mechanical Specialty)
EGES542
Finite elements for engineers
3 cr
EGES503
Modern Engineering Design and Project
EGES548
Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 cr
Management
3 cr
EGES560
Numerical Methods for engineers
3 cr
EGES514
Advanced Robot Control
4 cr
EGES599
Independent Study
EGES515
Advanced Linear Systems
3 cr
(Non-Thesis option)
up to 6 cr
EGES517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
Systems
3 cr
EGES518
Robot Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics
and Control
3 cr
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EGES521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGES572
Multiple Phase Flows and Transport
EGES523
Design of Digital Control Systems
3 cr
Phenomena with Droplets and Particles
3 cr
EGES532
Fatigue and Fracture
3 cr
EGES573
Introduction to Computational Techniques
EGES535
Introduction to Discrete Element Methods 3 cr
for Fluid Dynamics and Transport
EGES540
Continuum Mechanics
3 cr
Phenomena
3 cr
EGES542
Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGES617
Intelligent Control
3 cr
EGES544
Solid Mechanics of Nonlinear Materials
3 cr
EGES619
Intelligent Structures
3 cr
EGES545
Boundary Element Analysis
3 cr
EGES642
Advanced Finite Element Analysis for
EGES546
Advanced Engineering Dynamics
3 cr
Engineers
3 cr
EGES551
Mechanics of Incompressible Fluids
3 cr
EGES659
Optical Measurements in Reacting and
EGES552
Viscous Flow and Boundary Layers
3 cr
Nonreacting Flow Systems
4 cr
EGES559
Mechanics of Particulate Media
3 cr
Any graduate level course taught by a member of the CSM
EGES564
Physical Gas Dynamics
3 cr
Mechanical Engineering faculty is also a member of the list
EGES566
Combustion
3 cr
of acceptable Mechanical Engineering Courses.
EGES567
Radiation Heat Transfer
3 cr
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 501, 502, 504
EGES 504 and
EGES 504 and
EGES 501, 502, 504
Core
9 cr
choose from list
choose from list
9 cr
10 cr
7 cr
Technical Electives
Choose 14 cr (thesis),
Choose 12 cr from
Choose 9 cr (thesis),
and Other Courses
Choose 15 cr (thesis),
26 cr (non-thesis)
chosen track plus 5 cr
21 cr (non-thesis) from
with Advisor
27 cr (non-thesis)
from list and/or other
(thesis), 17 cr of other list plus 6 cr of other
Approval
technical courses
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 501, 502, 504
EGES 504 and
EGES 504 and
EGES 501, 502, 504
Core
9 cr
choose from list
choose from list
9 cr
10 cr
7 cr
Minor
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
Technical Electives
26 cr from list
Choose 12 cr from
Choose 18 cr from
and Other Courses
27 cr (non-thesis)
and/or other
chosen track plus
list plus 9 cr of other
with Advisor
technical courses
17 cr of other
technical courses
Approval
technical courses
Thesis Research
24 cr
24 cr
24 cr
24 cr
(thesis only)
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Description of Courses
rected to learning the concepts of FEA and its application to
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note
(II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineer-
that critical evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical
ing of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators.
methods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engi-
Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the envi-
neering judgment is employed throughout the course. Prereq-
ronment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the envi-
uisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ronment to identify obstacles and guidance path features and
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development. In-
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Tor-
troduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elastic
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control. Pre-
foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled cylin-
requisite: MACS261, EGGN381. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320,
hours.
EGGN413. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
EGGN 425. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS (II)
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
This course is intended to provide engineering students with
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
an introduction to musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
of the semester, students should have a working knowledge
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo-
of the special considerations necessary to apply engineering
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical
principles to the human body. The course will focus on the
equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multi-component
biomechanics of injury since understanding injury will re-
systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion
quire developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.
processes, ionization, application to real industrial problems.
Prerequisite: DCGN421, EGGN320, EGGN420/BELS420,
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
(or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
EGGN 430. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION The ac-
EGGN407. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
quisition, processing, and interpretation of biological signals
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
present many unique challenges to the Biomedical Engineer.
approach is presented, and modeling of electromechanical
This course is intended to provide students with an introduc-
and thermofluid systems are discussed. Feedback control
tion to, and appreciation for, many of these challenges. At the
design techniques using pole-placement, root locus, and
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
lead-log compensators are presented. Case studies using
edge of the special considerations necessary to gathering and
real-life problems are presented and analyzed. Prerequisite:
analyzing biological signal data. Prerequisite: EGGN250,
EGGN388 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
DCGN381, EGGN420/BELS420, (or permission of instruc-
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
tor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the behavior
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (II)
of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure consider-
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
ations. Application of the basic theories of mechanics, kine-
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
matics, and mechanics of materials to the design of basic
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling; journal
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing; brakes and
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit
clutches, welded connections and other fastenings. Prerequi-
requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
site: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320. 3 hours lecture;
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
This course introduces the student to the concept of com-
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
puter-aided engineering. The major objective is to provide
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
the student with the necessary background to use the com-
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
puter as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Fi-
Topics covered include simple “structural” element, solid
nite Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated
elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get
computational engineering software have become significant
a copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is di-
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I) Steel
ods programs. Prerequisite: MACS 260 or 261, MACS315,
properties; design of tension and compression members;
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
beams; bolted and welded connections and plate girders;
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
both elastic and plastic methods will be applied to the design
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
of a commercial building. Prerequisite: EGGN342. 2 hours
selection of and basis for design of foundation types. Pre-
lecture; 3 hours design lab; 3 semester hours.
requisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
STRUCTURES (II) Loads on structures, design of columns,
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
continuous beams, slabs, retaining walls, composite beams,
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
introduction to prestressed and precast construction. Pre-
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
requisite: EGGN342. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours design lab;
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
3 semester hours.
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
EGGN448. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MACS315,
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilis-
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (I) Review of elemen-
tic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numerical
tary fluid mechanics and engineering. Two-dimensional in-
solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite ele-
ternal and external flows. Steady and unsteady flows. Fluid
ments and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361. 3 hour
engineering problems. Compressible flow. Computer solu-
lectures, 3 semester hours.
tions of various practical problems for mechanical and re-
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LAB-
lated engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or
ORATORY III (I, II) Laboratory experiments integrating
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and other
EGGN478. ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I) Applications
engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisition
of dynamics to design, mechanisms and machine elements.
and transducers. Students will design experiments to gather
Kinematics and kinetics of planar linkages. Analytical and
data for solving engineering problems. Examples are recom-
graphical methods. Four-bar linkage, slider-crank, quick-
mending design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing
return mechanisms, cams, and gears. Analysis of nonplanar
and predicting failures in refrigerators, computer control of a
mechanisms. Static and dynamic balancing of rotating
hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of
machinery. Free and forced vibrations and vibration isola-
structural failures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diag-
tion. Prerequisite: EGGN315; concurrent enrollment in
nosis and prediction of failures in a motor/generator system.
MACS315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350,
EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407.
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
INTERFACING (II) Microprocessor and microcontroller
architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
EGGN451. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS (I) Review of fun-
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
damentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control and
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
EGGN483. ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
SYSTEMS (I) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigenvalue
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation;
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
demodulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
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lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
Graduate Courses
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the per-
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
EGES501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASURE-
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
MENTS (I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measure-
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
ments within the context of engineering systems. Topics
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
that are covered include: errors and error analysis, modeling
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
of measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and noise
figurations. Prerequisite: EGGN385 and EGGN389. 3 hours
reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN250, DCGN381 or equivalent, and MACS 323
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
or equivalent; graduate student status or consent of the in-
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
structor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
EGES502. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELING AND SIM-
maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective retrofit of engi-
ULATION (I) Introduce modern simulation and modeling
neering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
techniques, as used to solve traditional and multidisciplinary
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
engineering problems. Static and dynamic phenomena are
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
described in space and space-time domains as well as in
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
transform space. Analytical as well as computational solution
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
methods are developed and applied for linear and nonlinear
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
systems. Simulation and modeling approaches are applied to
requisite: MACS323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
solve multidisciplinary engineering problems. Prerequisite:
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) The first of a two-
This is an introductory graduate class. The student must have
semester course sequence giving the student experience in
a solid understanding of linear algebra, calculus, ordinary
the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended design
differential equations, and Fourier theory. 3 hours lecture;
problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering analy-
1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
sis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
EGES503. MODERN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II) Contemporary technical
Several design projects are completed during the two-semester
and behavioral issues in engineering design and project man-
sequence. The design projects are chosen to develop student
agement. Implementation of project organization techniques
creativity, use of design methodology and application of prior
to plan thesis research projects or projects selected at the
course work paralleled by individual study and research. Pre-
beginning of the semester. Elements of quality control in
requisites: permission of the Capstone Design Course Com-
manufacturing and numerous marketing tools. Prerequisite:
mittee. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN491 and EGGN492, or equivalent senior design project
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) This is the second of
experience, or equivalent industrial design experience, or
a two-semester course sequence to give the student experi-
consent of the Engineering Division. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
ence in the engineering design process. This course will con-
mester hours.
sist of a single comprehensive design project covering the
EGES504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (I, II)
entire semester. Design integrity and performance are to be
This is a seminar forum for graduate students to present their
demonstrated by building a prototype or model and perform-
research projects, critique others’ presentations, understand
ing pre-planned experimental tests, wherever feasible. Pre-
the breadth of engineering projects both within their specialty
requisite: EGGN491. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester
area and across the Division, hear from leaders of industry
hours.
about contemporary engineering as well as socio-economical
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
and marketing issues facing today’s competitive global envi-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
ronment. In order to improve communication skills, each stu-
special interest of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
dent is required to present a seminar in this course before
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
his/her graduation from the Engineering Systems graduate
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar, 1
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
semester hour.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
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EGES510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
real time obstacle avoidance. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or con-
PROCESSING (I) This course provides the student with the
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester
theoretical background to allow them to apply state of the art
hours. Every two years.
image and multi-dimensional signal processing techniques. The
EGES515. ADVANCED LINEAR SYSTEMS (I) An intro-
course teaches students to solve practical problems involving
duction to linear system theory in both continuous and dis-
the processing of multidimensional data such as imagery, video
crete time that emphasizes use of state space realizations.
sequences, and volumetric data. The types of problems students
The course introduces linear spaces and linear operators.
are expected to solve are automated mensuration from multi-
Bases, subspaces, eigen-values and eigenvectors, and matrix
dimensional data, and the restoration, reconstruction, or com-
canonical forms are covered. The mathematical representa-
pression of multidimensional data. The tools used in solving
tion of dynamic systems using state equations is introduced,
these problems include a variety of feature extraction methods,
and system-theoretic concepts such as causality, controlla-
filtering techniques, segmentation techniques, and transform
bility, observability, minimal realizations, canonical decom-
methods. Students will use the techniques covered in this
position, and stability are explored in depth. Pre-requisite:
course to solve practical problems in projects. Prerequisite:
Familiarity with linear system descriptions using transfer
EGGN388 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
functions, such as covered in EGGN407 or consent of in-
EGES511. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) This
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course introduces the engineering aspects of digital signal
EGES517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED CON-
processing (DSP). It deals with the theoretical foundations of
TROL SYSTEMS (II) A unified energy-based approach to
DSP combined with applications and implementation technol-
modeling of dynamic systems is presented to handle transient
ogies. While the bulk of the course addresses one-dimensional
analysis of complex and integrated processes and systems.
signals and emphasizes digital filters, there are extensions to
Linear, nonlinear, and time varying systems are analyzed
specialized and contemporary topics such as sigma-delta
using matrix notation and linear algebra. Concepts of con-
conversion techniques. The course will be useful to all stu-
trollability and observability are presented. Design tech-
dents who are concerned with information bearing signals
niques for optimal open loop and closed loop systems using
and signal-processing in a wide variety of applications set-
Hamiltonian and Pontryagin principles are described. Analy-
tings, including sensing, instrumentation, control, communi-
sis and design of optimal feedback control systems and de-
cations, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and imaging.
sign of observers are presented. Prerequisite: EGGN407 or
Prerequisite: EGGN483 and EGGN407 or consent of instruc-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Spring semester of odd years.
EGES512. COMPUTER VISION (II) Computer vision is
EGES518. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS, DYNAM-
the process of using computers to acquire images, transform
ICS, AND CONTROL (I) Mathematical representation of
images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
robot structures. Mechanical analysis including kinematics,
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and
dynamics, and design of robot manipulators. Representations
properties of a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world
for trajectories and path planning for robots. Fundamentals of
from its two-dimensional images. We start with an overview
robot control including, linear, nonlinear and force control
of image formation and low level image processing, includ-
methods. Introduction to off-line programming techniques
ing feature extraction techniques. We then go into detail on
and simulation. Prerequisite: EGGN407, EGGN400 or con-
the theory and techniques for estimating shape, location, mo-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall se-
tion, and recognizing objects. Applications and case studies
mesters, ever year, or every other year, depending on interest.
will be discussed from areas such as scientific image analy-
sis, robotics, machine vision inspection systems, photogram-
EGES519. ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN FIL-
metry, multimedia, and human interfaces (such as face and
TERING (II) Estimation theory considers the extraction of
gesture recognition). Design ability and hands-on projects
useful information from raw sensor measurements in the
will be emphasized, using image processing software and
presence of signal uncertainty. Common applications include
hardware systems. Prerequisite: Linear algebra, Fourier
navigation, localization and mapping, but applications can be
transforms, knowledge of C programming language. 3 hours
found in all fields where measurements are used. Mathematic
lecture; 3 semester hours.
descriptions of random signals and the response of linear
systems are presented. The discrete-time Kalman Filter is
EGES514/MNGN. ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL (I)
introduced, and conditions for optimality are described.
The focus is on mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are:
Implementation issues, performance prediction, and filter
navigation, mining applications, sensors, including vision,
divergence are discussed. Adaptive estimation and nonlinear
problems of sensing variations in rock properties, problems
estimation are also covered. Contemporary applications will
of representing human knowledge in control systems, ma-
be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisite: EGGN407
chine condition diagnostics, kinematics, and path planning
and MACS323 or equivalent. Spring semester of odd years.
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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
Cartesian tensor analysis; consideration of stress, strain, and
years.
strain rates as tensor quantities including their transformation
EGES532/MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I)
laws; decomposition theorems for stress and strain; constitu-
Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materials,
tive theory of materials; use of conservation principles in con-
S-N curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations,
tinuum mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN322 and MACS315
residual stress effects, effect of material properties on mecha-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nisms of crack propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
Fall semesters, odd numbered years.
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, odd
EGES541. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (I)
numbered years.
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
EGES533. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS (I) The
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
suction, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
EGES542. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress principle,
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
and measurement of volume changes in partially saturated
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate stu-
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
dents in various branches of engineering and geology that are
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and mechanics
Topics covered include simple “structural” elements, beams
behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of instructor.
on elastic foundations, solid elasticity, steady state analysis
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and transient analysis. Some of the applications will lie in the
EGES534. SOIL BEHAVIOR (II) The focus of this course is
general area of geomechanics, reflecting the research inter-
on interrelationships among the composition, fabric, and geo-
ests of the instructor. Students get a copy of all the source
technical and hydrologic properties of soils that consist partly
code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite: Consent
or wholly of clay. The course will be divided into two parts.
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The first part provides an introduction to the composition and
EGES543. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (II)
fabric of natural soils, their surface and pore-fluid chemistry,
Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordinate
and the physico-chemical factors that govern soil behavior.
transformations; general theories of stress and strain; princi-
The second part examines what is known about how these
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pal stresses and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke’s Law
basic source-sink flows inside and around body. Random
introduction to the mathematical theory of elasticity and to
ocean waves. Inertia and damping forces on submerged bodies.
energy methods; failure theories for yield and fracture. Pre-
Vortex shedding. Engineering applications and computer
requisite: EGGN320 or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent.
simulations. Prerequisites; EGGN351 and MACS 315 or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES544. SOLID MECHANICS OF NONLINEAR MATE-
EGES552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
RIALS (II) Introduction to the internal state variable model-
(I) This course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of
ing of inelastic deformation. Topics covered include: review
fluid mechanics, including fluid kinematics, stress-strain
of continuum thermomechanics; physics of plastic deforma-
relationships, and derivation of the fluid-mechanical conser-
tion in crystalline solids and in geo-materials; viscoplasticity;
vation equations. These include the mass-continuity and
rate-independent plasticity; yield criteria; isotropic and kine-
Navier-Stokes equations as well as the multi-component
matic hardening rules; numerical solution of sets of internal
energy and species-conservation equations. Fluid-mechanical
state variable equations; numerical coupling of internal state
boundary-layer theory is developed and applied to situations
variable equations with finite element models of elastic
arising in chemically reacting flow applications including
deformation. Prerequisite EGGN320 and EGES543 or con-
combustion, chemical processing, and thin-film materials
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring
processing. Prerequisite: EGGN473, or CHEN430 or consent
semester, even numbered years.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGES545. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS (II) Devel-
EGES553. ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY (I) The hydro-
opment of the fundamental theory of the boundary element
logic cycle, precipitation and runoff relationships, and the
method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer, diffu-
Rational Method. Hydrograph analysis and synthesis and the
sion, and wave propagation. Derivation of indirect and direct
unit hydrograph. Basin analysis, flood routing, urban hydrol-
boundary integral equations. Introduction to other Green’s
ogy and design. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or consent of in-
function based methods of analysis. Computational experi-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters,
ments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite: EGES502,
even years.
EGES540 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
EGES554. OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (II) Fluid mechanics
ter hours Spring Semester, odd numbered years.
applied to flow in natural and manmade channels. The princi-
EGES546. ADVANCED ENGINEERING DYNAMICS (I)
ples of momentum and energy, flow resistance in uniform
Review of vibration theory as applied to single- and multi-
and non-uniform channels. Backwater and drawdown curves,
degree-of-freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations. Dif-
channel controls and transitions. Gradually, rapidly and spa-
ferent types of loading-step, sinusoidal, random, earthquake,
tially varied flow regimes. Unsteady flow and flood routing
periodic. Transmissibility. Importance of resonance. Role of
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or consent of instructor.
damping. Natural frequencies. Modal superposition method.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, odd years.
Rayleigh damping. Numerical solution techniques. Introduc-
EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA (I)
tion to dynamic analysis by finite element method. Newmark
This course allows students to establish fundamental knowl-
methods for time integration. Hysteretic materials and stiff-
edge of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior that is
ness degradation. Equivalent viscous damping. Liquefaction
beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling processes in
in geomaterials. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geophysics, physics,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and mining engineering. Issues of interest are the definition
EGES548. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
of particle size and size distribution, particle shape, nature of
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
packing, quasi-static behavior under different external load-
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
ing, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical modeling of par-
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength, failure criteria
ticulate flows, molecular dynamic simulations, and a brief
and constitutive models for soil. The course will have an
introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows. Prerequisite:
emphasis on numerical solution techniques to geotechnical
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall
problems by finite elements and finite differences. Prerequi-
semesters, every other year.
sites: A first course in soil mechanics or consent of instructor.
EGES560. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours.
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solu-
EGES551. MECHANICS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS
tion of commonly encountered problems of engineering
(I) Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Mechanics of two-
analysis. Structural/solid analysis of elastic materials (linear
and three-dimensional viscous incompressible flows, flows
simultaneous equations); vibrations (roots of nonlinear equa-
of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous fluids, and engineer-
tions, initial value problems); natural frequency and beam
ing applications. Multi-phase flows. Steady and unsteady
buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of experimen-
Bernoulli equation. Similarity of flows. Potential flows and
tal data (curve fitting and differentiation); summation of
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pressure distributions (integration); beam deflections (bound-
EGES581. MODERN ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRIC
ary value problems). All course participants will receive
DRIVES (I) An introduction to electric drive systems for ad-
source code of all the numerical methods programs published
vanced applications. The course introduces the treatment of
in the course textbook which is coauthored by the instructor.
vector control of induction and synchronous motor drives
Prerequisite: MACS315 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
using the concepts of general flux orientation and the feed-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, power
EGES567. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I) Review of
electronics, direct energy conversion, and fundamentals of
radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s distribu-
electric power systems such as covered in basic engineering
tion, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, view fac-
courses plus EGGN484 and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3 se-
tors. Radiation exchange within enclosures with black and
mester hours.
diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing, emitting and
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
course is divided in two halves: the first half is dedicated to
EGES572. MULTIPHASE FLOWS AND TRANSPORT
induction and synchronous machines are taught in the second
PHENOMENA WITH DROPLETS AND PARTICLES (II)
half. The details include the development of the theory of
Derivation of the basic heat, mass, and momentum transfer
operation, equivalent circuit models for both steady-state and
equations for the analysis of multiphase flows with droplets
transient operations, all aspects of performance evaluation,
and particles. Flow patterns in two-phase pipe flows. Analy-
IEEE methods of testing, and guidelines for industry applica-
sis of spray and particulate systems. Formation and breakup
tions including design and procurement. Prerequisites:
of droplets. Particle/fluid, particle/wall, particle/particle in-
EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor.
teractions. Prerequisite: EGGN552 or consent of instructor.
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every
other year.
EGES584. POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGI-
NEERING (II) This course deals with the theory and appli-
EGES573. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
cations of problems and solutions as related to electric power
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANS-
distribution systems engineering from both ends: end-users
PORT PHENOMENA (II) Introduction to Computational
like large industrial plants and electric utility companies. The
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate students with no prior
primary focus of this course in on the medium voltage (4.16
knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques for the numerical
kV – 69 kV) power systems. Some references will be made
analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on experience in
to the LV power system. The course includes: per-unit meth-
the development of numerical algorithms and codes for the
ods of calculations; voltage drop and voltage regulation;
numerical modeling and simulation of flows and transport
power factor improvement and shunt compensation; short-
phenomena of practical and fundamental interest. Capabili-
circuit calculations; theory and fundamentals of symmetrical
ties and limitations of CFD. Prerequisite: EGGN473 or con-
components; unsymmetrical faults; overhead distribution
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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lines and power cables; basics and fundamentals of distribu-
EGES617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS (II)
tion protection. Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or
Fundamental issues related to the design on intelligent con-
consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
trol systems are described. Neural networks analysis for
EGES585. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
engineering systems are presented. Neural-based learning,
(II) Basic principles of analysis and design of circuits utiliz-
estimation, and identification of dynamical systems are de-
ing high power electronics. AC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC, and
scribed. Qualitative control system analysis using fuzzy logic
DC/DC conversion techniques. Laboratory project compris-
is presented. Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based control,
ing simulation and construction of a power electronics
and integrated human-machine intelligent control systems are
circuit. Prerequisites: EGGN385; EGGN389 or equivalent.
covered. Real-life problems from different engineering sys-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tems are analyzed. Prerequisite: EGES517 or consent of in-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester
EGES586. HIGH VOLTAGE AC AND DC POWER
of even years.
TRANSMISSION (II) This course deals with the theory,
modeling and applications of HV and EHV power transmis-
EGES618. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE
sion systems engineering. The primary focus is on overhead
CONTROL (II) Modeling is the first step in control design,
AC transmission line and voltage ranges between 115 kV –
and for many processes a physical model is not appropriate
500 kV. HVDC and underground transmission will also be
for control design, either because it is too complex, or be-
discussed. The details include the calculations of line param-
cause of unknown parameters. System identification is an
eters (RLC); steady-state performance evaluation (voltage
important tool, which with proper use can help a control de-
drop and regulation, losses and efficiency) of short, medium
signer develop empirical models from experimental input/
and long lines; reactive power compensation; FACTS de-
output data. These models are suitable for control system
vices; insulation coordination; corona; insulators; sag-tension
design. Adaptive control systems can make use of on-line
calculations; EMTP, traveling wave and transients; funda-
system identification to continually update the process model
mentals of transmission line design; HV and EHV power ca-
and/or control parameters. The course will begin with cover-
bles: solid dielectric, oil-filled and gas-filled; Fundamentals
age of unconstrained optimization and maximum likelihood
of DC transmission systems including converter and filter.
(ML) estimation. Discrete time dynamic system models are
Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of in-
introduced, including transfer function and state space models,
structor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
random sequences, and ARMAX and Box-Jenkins model
structures. State estimation and Kalman filtering is developed.
EGES588. ADVANCED RELIABILITY OF ENGINEER-
System identification is then an application of ML estimation
ING SYSTEMS (I) This course addresses uncertainty model-
to various model structures. The final portion of the course
ing, reliability analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based
covers adaptive control as an application of on-line system
design, predictive maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective
identification. Prerequisite: EGGN517 or EGGN523 or con-
retrofit of engineering systems such as structural, sensory,
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring,
electric, pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facili-
odd numbered years.
ties. Topics include Introduction of Reliability of Engineer-
ing Systems, Network Modeling and Evaluation of Complex
EGES619. APPLIED INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND
Engineering Systems, Stochastic Engineering System Simu-
FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS (II) Application of intelligent
lation, Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events, Reliability
control to system diagnostics and failure prediction. Funda-
and Risk Evaluation of Engineering Systems, and Optimiza-
mentals of machinery condition monitoring and health as-
tion of Engineering Systems. Prerequisite: MACS 324. 3
sessment. Survey of techniques used for signal analysis and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interpretation of machine condition. Experiments involving
servo hydraulic, electromechanical drives, refrigeration, and
EGES598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
power electronics, and the detection of faults in these sys-
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
tems. Presentation of current techniques for pattern recogni-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
tion, signature analysis, sensor fusion, and intelligent control,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
including FFT, wavelets, and time-frequency analysis. Fail-
instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
ure modes, effects and criticality analysis. Case studies and
EGES599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
review of active research in failure prevention and predictive
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
maintenance. Use of expert systems, fuzzy logic, and neural
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
networks for intelligent machine decision making. Prerequisite:
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
EGGN411, EGGN478 or consent of instructor. EGES617
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring se-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours
mesters, every other year.
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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, II) This course deals with the com-
eral theorems. Potential solutions include hydrodynamic sin-
puter methods and numerical solution techniques applied to
gularities (sources, sinks, etc) and nonhomogeneous fluids
large scale power systems. Primary focus includes load flow,
flows. Nonhomogeneous fluids flows related to the resources
short circuit, voltage stability and transient stability studies
recovery technologies. Waves of finite amplitude in stratified
and contingency analysis. The details include the modeling
fluid. Surface waves and random waves. Motion by capilarity.
of various devices like transformer, transmission lines,
Solution methods and engineering applications with computer-
FACTS devices, and synchronous machines. Numerical tech-
aided solutions. Prerequisites : EGES551, MACS514 or con-
niques include solving a large set of linear or non-linear alge-
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
braic 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,
EGES698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
emitting and scattering (semi-transparent, participating)
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
media. An engineering treatment of gas radiation in enclo-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
sures. Prerequisite: EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
instructor. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
EGES658. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE
EGES699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
THERMOSCIENCES (II) A detailed review of spectroscopy
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
for engineers who use it diagnostics for flowfield research.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Introduction to quantum mechanics including the one-electron
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
atom problem, Zeeman effect and electron spin. Spectroscopy
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
of multi-electron atoms, with a discussion of perturbation
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
solutions to the Schrödinger equation. Development of a
EGES705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
transition moment, and its relation to the Einstein A coeffi-
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
cient. Molecular spectroscopy is introduced via the harmonic
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
oscillator and rigid rotator problems. Simple infrared spec-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
troscopy, with the anharmonic oscillators and non-rigid rota-
dent’s faculty advisor.
tors. Electronic transitions & the full diatomic molecular
description. Topics such as the rate equations, the density
EGES706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
matrix equations, or the spectroscopy of polyatomic species.
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
Prerequisite: EGES564, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
ture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every other year
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
(opposite EGES659 Optical Measurements in Reacting and
faculty advisor.
Nonreacting Flow Systems).
SYGN600. FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE TEACHING
EGES659. OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS IN REACTING
Principles of learning and teaching in a college setting.
AND NONREACTING FLOW SYSTEMS (II) An intro-
Methods to foster and assess higher order thinking. Effective
duction to passive and active optical diagnostic techniques
design, delivery, and assessment of college courses or presen-
for species concentrations, gas temperature and flowfield
tations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instruc-
velocity. Radiation methods for particulate and molecular
tor. 2 semester hours.
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Environmental Science and
which CSM students obtain an undergraduate degree as well
Engineering
as a Thesis or Non-Thesis M.S. in Environmental Science
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
and Engineering. Up to six credit hours may be counted
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Professor
toward the requirements of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
Please see the Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
Chair
sections in the Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins for
PHILIPPE ROSS, Professor
additional information. The availability of daytime, evening,
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
and summer courses allows all students a high degree of flexi-
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
bility in planning their coursework to achieve their degrees in
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
a timely fashion.
JÖRG DREWES, Associate Professor
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, stu-
TZAHI Y. CATH, Assistant Professor
dents are expected to complete a combination of coursework
JOHN R. SPEAR. Assistant Professor
and original research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
and Doctoral committee, that culminates in a significant
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
scholarly contribution to a specialized field in environmental
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
science or engineering. The Ph.D. Program may build upon
MATTHIAS KOHLER, Research Associate Professor
one of the ESE M.S. Programs or a comparable M.S. Pro-
MICHELLE L CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
gram at another university. Full-time enrollment is expected
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Research Assistant Professor
and leads to the greatest success, although part-time enroll-
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
ment may be allowed under special circumstances.
JILL BRANNOCK, Research Associate
The ESE Division offers areas of emphasis for study such
GEORGE W. PRING, Adjunct Professor
as: Water Treatment, Reclamation & Reuse, Contaminant
FREDERICO CHEEVER, Adjunct Professor
Hydrology & Water Resources, Applied Environmental
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
Microbiology & Biotechnology, Characterization & Risk
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
Analysis, and Environmental Remediation, that correspond
Degrees Offered:
to areas of significant career opportunities for graduates as
Master of Science (Environmental Science and
well as expertise and active research by members of the ESE
Engineering)
faculty. Each area of emphasis is designed to give students a
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and
rigorous, in-depth background in the subject matter relevant
Engineering)
to the area while allowing opportunity, through electives, for
breadth and exploration of related areas. For more informa-
Program Description:
tion on ESE curriculum please refer to the Division Website
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/.
sion offers programs of study in environmental science and
engineering within the context of risk-based decision-making,
The ESE M.S. and Ph.D. Programs have been admitted to
environmental law and policy leading to M.S. and Ph.D.
the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP/WICHE), a
graduate degrees as well as supporting several undergraduate
recognition that designates this curriculum as unique within
degrees. Programs are designed to prepare students to inves-
the Western United States. An important benefit of this desig-
tigate and analyze environmental systems and assess risks to
nation is that students from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
public health and ecosystems as well as evaluate and design
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
natural and engineered solutions to mitigate risks and enable
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given
beneficial outcomes. Programs of study are interdisciplinary
the tuition status of Colorado residents.
in scope, and consequently the appropriate coursework may
Combined Degree Program Option
be obtained from multiple departments at CSM as well as
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin
other local universities.
work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engi-
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, full-time
neering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The CSM
students may elect the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively
Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for students
upon coursework and project activities, or the Thesis option,
to use undergraduate coursework as part of their Graduate
in which laboratory and/or field research is incorporated into
Degree curriculum. For more information please contact the
the curriculum under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For
ESE Office or visit http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/
working professional or part time M.S. students the ESE
ucombine.html.
Executive Program is offered, consisting of an evening
curriculum leading to a Non-Thesis M.S. degree. ESE also
offers a combined baccalaureate/masters degree program in
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Program Requirements:
generation; 3) understanding fundamental chemical and ra-
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
diochemical processes governing the fate and transport of
of coursework (31 h), Independent Study (ESGN599A) (3 h),
contaminants, and engineering these processes to achieve
and seminar (2 h).
environmental goals; 4) geological, hydrological, and bio-
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting of
logical characterization of pristine and anthropogenically
coursework (22 h), seminar (2 h), and research (12 h). Stu-
disturbed natural systems, both for elucidating natural system
dents must also write and orally defend a research thesis.
function and for informing remediation and restoration efforts;
and 5) mathematical representation and modeling of hydro-
Students in the ESE M.S. degree program who are not reg-
logical and hydrogeological phenomena in soil and water
istered full time must be enrolled in the part time ESE Exec-
systems. Within these areas, established research programs
utive Program.
have developed investigating the treatment of emerging
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of area of empha-
organic chemicals in water and wastewater, membrane tech-
sis coursework (at least 15 h), minor coursework (12 h),
nologies for water treatment, onsite and decentralized waste-
seminar (2 h), and research (at least 24 h). Students must
water systems, beneficial reuse of produced water, transport/
also successfully complete written and oral comprehensive
fate and treatment of pathogens in water and wastewater,
examinations, write and defend a doctoral dissertation, and
transport/fate and treatment of non-aqueous phase liquids
are expected to submit the dissertation work for publication
(NAPLs), environmental adsorption chemistry, bioavailabil-
in scholarly journals.
ity and toxicity of metals in the environment, biotreatment of
Prerequisites:
metal- and radionuclide-containing wastes, molecular analy-
u baccalaureate degree: required, preferably in a science
sis of microbial communities, in situ remediation of soil and
or engineering discipline
groundwater systems, and evaluation of the roles of riparian
zones and wetlands in regulating water quality. In support of
u college calculus: two semesters required
these research activities, ESE has modern facilities, including
u college physics: one semester required, one year highly
state-of-the-art laboratories for water/waste treatment, envi-
recommended
ronmental radiochemistry, biotechnology, and toxicology.
u college chemistry: one year required
Specialized facilities include the Integrated Environmental
Teaching Lab complex, Center for Experimental Study of
u college statistics: one semester required
Subsurface Environmental Processes, CSM/City of Golden
u area of emphasis “recommended & required back-
Water Treatment Pilot Plant, and the Mines Park Test Site.
ground” courses
Description of Courses
Required Curriculum:
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY Biological
Curriculum areas of emphasis consist of recommended
and ecological principles are discussed and industrial exam-
background courses, core courses, and electives. Students
ples of their use are given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
will work with their academic advisors and area coordinators
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
to establish plans of study that best fit their individual inter-
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
ests and goals. Each student will develop and submit, a plan
plant operation, are investigated. Criteria and performance
of study during the first semester of enrollment. Recom-
standards are analyzed for facility siting, pollution control,
mended background courses may be taken for credit while a
and mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems are
student is enrolled in one of the ESE programs, with the limi-
analyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and wildlife manage-
tation that only 9 credits from undergraduate-level courses
ment are integrated as they apply to all the above. Three to
may be applied toward graduate credit requirements. Area of
four weekend field trips will be arranged during the semester.
emphasis core courses are prescribed, and some elective
Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
courses are recommended as highly suitable for particular
lecture; 3 semester hours.
areas. Other electives may be chosen freely from courses
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
offered at CSM and other local universities. Please visit the
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
ESE website for a complete outline of curriculum tracks and
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
examples of elective courses offered by the Division and at
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ-
CSM (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci/).
ing water, air, sediment, and biota. Sources and characteris-
Fields of Research:
tics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as
Consistent with the Division’s areas of emphasis, research
broad categories, with some specific examples from various
is focused in five main areas: 1) development of innovative
industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity,
processes for water and wastewater treatment, reclamation
and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
and reuse; 2) applications of biological processes in environ-
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environ-
mental remediation, water treatment, and renewable energy
mental models are developed and applied to contaminated
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sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
ESGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course
AND RECYCLING The objective of this course is to place
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathematical
the student into the role of a plant manager with process re-
tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the envi-
sponsibility for waste minimization, focusing on recycling.
ronment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
those associated with heavy metals, as well as understanding
ESGN/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING The
of alternative raw materials and process technologies in com-
goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
bination with creativity and sensitivity to economic realities.
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
lecture; 3 semester hours.
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
ESGN463/MTGN462. INDUSTRIAL WASTE: RECY-
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
CLING AND MARKETING This course supports the prem-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
ise that understanding of user process technologies facilitates
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
negotiation of mutually satisfactory, environmentally sound
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
sales contracts. Case studies illustrate process technologies
lecture; 3 semester hours.
that convert industrial waste to marketable products and tech-
ESGN/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING This
niques to locate and evaluate consumers. Waste materials are
course presents contemporary issues relating to the supply of
matched with operations using similar components as raw
safe drinking water to the public. The theory and design of
materials. Commercial process technology is applied to meet
conventional potable water treatment unit processes and op-
end-user specifications economically, and customer needs for
erations as well as water distribution systems will be
materials generated by recycling processes are identified.
covered. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
This course extends ideas presented in ESGN462 and 562
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
but can be taken independently of those courses. Prerequi-
sites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor.
ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGI-
NEERING This course provides an introduction and
Graduate Courses
overview of the engineering aspects of solid and hazardous
ESGN500. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
waste management. The focus is on control technologies for
This course provides an introduction to chemical equilibria
solid wastes from common municipal and industrial sources
in natural waters and engineered systems. Topics covered
and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process residuals that
include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, acid/base
are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
chemistry, open and closed carbonate systems, precipitation
ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354. 3 hours lecture;
reactions, coordination chemistry, adsorption and redox reac-
3 semester hours.
tions. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
ESGN500L. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
MENTAL REGULATIONS (WI) This course offers a criti-
LABORATORY This course provides students with labora-
cal examination of the experiments, calculations, and
tory exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN500.
assumptions underpinning numerical and narrative standards
Topics covered include thermodynamics, weak acids and
contained in federal and state environmental regulations.
bases, buffers, metal-ion complexation and oxidation/reduc-
Top-down investigations of the historical development of
tion reactions. This course must be taken concurrently with
selected regulatory guidelines and permitting procedures will
ESGN500. Prerequisite: co-enrollment in ESGN500. 3 hours
be discussed, and students will design improved regulations.
laboratory; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
ESGN501. RISK ASSESSMENT This course evaluates
lecture; 3 semester hours.
the basic principles, methods, uses, and limitations of risk
ESGN/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
assessment in public and private sector decision making.
This course describes the engineering principles and prac-
Emphasis is on how risk assessments are made and how they
tices associated with the characterization and remediation of
are used in policy formation, including discussion of how
contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization and risk
risk assessments can be objectively and effectively com-
assessment will be highlighted with emphasis on remedial
municated to decision makers and the public. Prerequisite:
action screening processes, technology principles, and con-
ESGN502 and one semester of statistics or consent of the
ceptual design. Common isolation and containment and in
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
situ and ex situ treatment technology will be covered. Com-
ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This is a compre-
puterized decision-support tools will be used and case studies
hensive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy, and
will be presented. Prerequisites: ESGN354 or consent of the
Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
scientist, planner, manager, consultant, government regulator,
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and citizen. It will prepare the student to deal with the com-
ESGN520. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING
plex system of laws, regulations, court rulings, policies, and
This course will cover modeling of water flow and quality in
programs governing the environment in the USA. Course
rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Topics will include introduction
coverage includes how our legal system works, sources of
to common analytical and numerical methods used in model-
environmental law, the major USEPA enforcement programs,
ing surface water flow, water quality, modeling of kinetics,
state/local matching programs, the National Environmental
discharge of waste water into surface systems, sedimentation,
Policy Act (NEPA), air and water pollution (CAA, CWA),
growth kinetics, dispersion, and biological changes in lakes
EPA risk assessment training, toxic/hazardous substances
and rivers. Prerequisites: ESGN440 or ESGN503 recom-
laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, TSCA, LUST, etc.), and
mended, or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
a brief introduction to international environmental law. Pre-
mester hours.
requisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN522. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
ESGN503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
This course will investigate physical, chemical, and biological
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
processes governing the transport and fate of contaminants in
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
the saturated and unsaturated zones of the subsurface. Basic
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
concepts in fluid flow, groundwater hydraulics, and transport
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
will be introduced and studied. The theory and development
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
of models to describe these phenomena, based on analytical
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
and simple numerical methods, will also be discussed. Appli-
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
cations will include prediction of extents of contaminant mi-
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
gration and assessment and design of remediation schemes.
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
Prerequisites: ESGN503 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
lecture; 3 semester hours.
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
ESGN525. CHEMISTRY OF THE SOIL/WATER INTER-
water, and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
FACE The fate of many elements in the soil/water environ-
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
ment is regulated by sorption reactions. The content of this
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
course focuses on the physical chemistry of reactions occur-
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ring at the soil-particle/water interface. The emphasis is on the
ESGN504. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
use of surface complexation models to interpret solute sorption
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering
at the particle/water interface. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or
are discussed in this course, including physical, chemical,
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and biological treatment processes for water and wastewater.
ESGN527. WATERSHED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS Basic
Treatment objectives, process theory, and practice are con-
principles of watershed systems analysis required for water
sidered in detail. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
resources evaluation, watershed-scale water quality issues,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and watershed-scale pollutant transport problems. The dy-
ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY This
namics of watershed-scale processes and the human impact
course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g., modes of
on natural systems, and for developing remediation strategies
decay, methods of detection and biological effects) and the
are studied, including terrain analysis and surface and sub-
use of naturally-occurring and artificial radionuclides as
surface characterization procedures and analysis. Prerequi-
tracers for environmental processes. Discussions of tracer
site: none. 3 hours lecture per week; 3 semester hours.
applications will range from oceanic trace element scaveng-
ESGN528. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVIRON-
ing to contaminant transport through groundwater aquifers.
MENTAL SYSTEMS This is an advanced graduate-level
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
course designed to provide students with hands-on experi-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ence in developing, implementing, testing, and using mathe-
ESGN513. LIMNOLOGY This course covers the natural
matical models of environmental systems. The course will
chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes as well as some basic
examine why models are needed and how they are devel-
principles concerning contamination of such water bodies.
oped, tested, and used as decision-making or policy-making
Topics include heat budgets, water circulation and dispersal,
tools. Typical problems associated with environmental sys-
sedimentation processes, organic compounds and their trans-
tems, such as spatial and temporal scale effects, dimensional-
formations, radionuclide limnochronology, redox reactions,
ity, variability, uncertainty, and data insufficiency, will be
metals and other major ions, the carbon dioxide system, oxy-
addressed. The development and application of mathematical
gen, nutrients; planktonic, benthic and other communities,
models will be illustrated using a theme topic such as Global
light in water and lake modeling. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours
Climate Change, In Situ Bioremediation, or Hydrologic Sys-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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tems Analysis. Prerequisites: ESGN503 and knowledge of
ESGN544/BELS544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY This
basic statistics and computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3
course provides an introduction to assessment of the effects
semester hours.
of toxic substances on aquatic organisms, communities, and
ESGN530. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PILOT
ecosystems. Topics include general toxicological principles,
PLANT LABORATORY This course provides an introduc-
water quality standards, sediment quality guidelines, quanti-
tion to bench and pilot-scale experimental methods used in
tative structure-activity relationships, single species and
environmental engineering. Unit operations associated with
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
water and wastewater treatment for real-world treatment
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experi-
problems are emphasized, including multi-media filtration,
ence with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction.
oxidation processes, membrane treatment, and disinfection
Prerequisite: none. 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour laboratory;
processes. Investigations typically include: process assess-
3 semester hours.
ment, design and completion of bench- and pilot-scale ex-
ESGN545/BELS545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
periments, establishment of analytical methods for process
This course provides an introduction to general concepts of
control, data assessment, up-scaling and cost estimation, and
ecology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The introductory
project report writing. Projects are conducted both at CSM
material will provide a foundation for understanding why, and
and at the City of Golden Water Treatment Pilot Plant
to what extent, a variety of products and by-products of ad-
Laboratory. Prerequisites: ESGN500 and ESGN504 or con-
vanced industrialized societies are toxic. Classes of substances
sent of the instructor. 6 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
to be examined include metals, coal, petroleum products, or-
ESGN541/BELS541. MICROBIAL PROCESSES,ANALY-
ganic compounds, pesticides, radioactive materials, and others.
SIS AND MODELING Microorganisms facilitate the trans-
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
formation of many organic and inorganic constituents. Tools
ESGN552. RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS
for the quantitative analysis of microbial processes in natural
Basic principles and practices in reclaiming disturbed lands
and engineered systems are presented. Stoichiometries, ener-
are considered in this course, which includes an overview of
getics, mass balances and kinetic descriptions of relevant
present legal requirements for reclamation and basic elements
microbial processes allow the development of models for
of the reclamation planning process. Reclamation methods,
specific microbial systems. Simple analytical models and
including recontouring, erosion control, soil preparation, plant
complex models that require computational solutions will be
establishment, seed mixtures, nursery stock, and wildlife
presented. Systems analyzed include suspended growth and
habitat rehabilitation, will be examined. Practitioners in the
attached growth reactors for municipal and industrial waste-
field will discuss their experiences. Prerequisite: consent of
water treatment as well as in-situ bioremediation systems.
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: ESGN500, ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
ESGN555/CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHEMISTRY This course comprises a study of the chemi-
ESGN542/CHGC562/BELS562. MICROBIOLOGY AND
cal and physical interactions that determine the fate, trans-
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
port, and interactions of organic chemicals in aquatic
damentals of microbiology, including the following: structure
systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of
and function of prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, and
anthropogenic organic contaminants. Prerequisites: organic
viruses; phylogenetic classification of microorganisms;
chemistry and CHGN503, advanced physical chemistry, or
microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth, and
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
diversity; and microbial interactions with plants, animals,
ESGN556. MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT The
and other microbes. Additional topics covered will include
course will cover many of the environmental problems and
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
solutions associated with each aspect of mining and ore
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent
dressing processes. Mining is a complicated process that dif-
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fers according to the type of mineral sought. The mining
ESGN543/CHGC563/BELS563. ENVIRONMENTAL
process can be divided into four categories: Site Develop-
MICROBIOLOGY This course provides an introduction to
ment; Extraction; Processing; Site Closure. Procedures for
the microorganisms of major geochemical importance as
hard rock metals mining; coal mining; underground and sur-
well as those of primary importance in water pollution and
face mining; and in situ mining will be covered in relation to
waste treatment. Microbial roles in sedimentation, microbial
environmental impacts. Beneficiation, or purification of met-
leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and
als will be discussed, with cyanide and gold topics empha-
the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are
sized. Site closure will be focused on; stabilization of slopes;
covered. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 1 hour lec-
process area cleanup; and protection of surface and ground
ture and 3 hours laboratory; 2 semester hours.
water. After discussions of the mining and beneficiation
processes themselves, we will look at conventional and inno-
vative measures to mitigate or reduce environmental impact.
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ESGN562/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
ESGN586/BELS586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED
AND RECYCLING This course will examine, using case
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS This course explores appli-
studies, ways in which industry applies engineering principles
cations of microbial physiological processes in wastewater
to minimize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling
treatment and bioremediation. Topics include biofilm forma-
challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
tion in engineered systems, fermentation and respiration,
environmental problems, especially those associated with
environmental induction of microbial activities, biological
metals, will be discussed. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
denitrification, enhanced biological phosphorus removal,
ESGN563 POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
activated sludge microbiology, biodegradation of organic
AND PRACTICE The objective of this course is to introduce
contaminants, sulfate reduction in remediation of acid mine
the principles of pollution prevention, environmentally benign
drainage, and redox biotransformations of metallic contami-
products and processes, and manufacturing systems. The
nants. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent or enrollment in
course provides a thorough foundation in pollution prevention
an ESE program. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are given the
ESGN591. ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-
Techniques for assessing the impact of mining and other
making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are de-
activities on various components of the ecosystem. Training
tailed. Focus includes sources and minimization of industrial
in the procedures of preparing Environmental Impact State-
pollution; methodology for life-cycle assessments and develop-
ments. Course will include a review of pertinent laws and
ing successful pollution prevention plans; technological means
acts (i.e. Endangered Species Act, Coordination Act, Clean
for minimizing the use of water, energy, and reagents in manu-
Air Act, etc.) that deal with environmental impacts. Prerequi-
facturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society. Materi-
site: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, some field
als selection, process and product design, and packaging are
trips; 3 semester hours.
also addressed. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or
ESGN593. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND REG-
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
ULATORY COMPLIANCE The purpose of this course is to
semester hours.
acquaint students with the permit writing process, developing
ESGN571. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGE-
information requirements for permit applications, working
MENT This course investigates environmental project man-
with ambiguous regulations, negotiating with permit writers,
agement and decision making from government, industry,
and dealing with public comment. In addition, students will
and contractor perspectives. Emphasis is on (1) economics of
develop an understanding of the process of developing an
project evaluation; (2) cost estimation methods; (3) project
economic and legally defensible regulatory compliance pro-
planning and performance monitoring; (4) and creation of
gram. Prerequisite: ESGN502 or consent of the instructor.
project teams and organizational/communications structures.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Extensive use of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of the in-
ESGN596/BELS596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BIOTECHNOLOGY This course investigates applications
ESGN575. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
of recombinant DNA technology to the development of
This course covers remediation technologies for hazardous
enzymes and organisms used for environmentally friendly
waste contaminated sites, including site characteristics and
industrial purposes. Topics include genetic engineering
conceptual model development, remedial action screening
technology, biocatalysis of industrial processes by extremo-
processes, and technology principles and conceptual design.
zymes, dye synthesis, biodegradation of aromatic compounds
Institutional control, source isolation and containment, sub-
and chlorinated solvents, biosynthesis of polymers and sus-
surface manipulation, and in situ and ex situ treatment
tainable fuels, and agricultural biotechnology. Prerequisite:
processes will be covered, including unit operations, coupled
introductory microbiology or consent of the instructor.
processes, and complete systems. Case studies will be used
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and computerized tools for process selection and design will
ESGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
be employed. Prerequisite: ESGN500 and ESGN503, or con-
SCIENCE Topics are chosen from special interests of
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor and students; see website for current offerings.
ESGN575L. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION:
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
TREATABILITY TESTING This laboratory module is de-
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
signed to provide hands-on experience with treatability test-
ESGN598S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGI-
ing to aid selection and design of remediation technologies
NEERING SEMINAR Research presentations covering
for a contaminated site. The course will be comprised of lab-
current research in a variety of environmental topics. 1.5
oratory exercises in Coolbaugh Hall and possibly some field
hours seminar, 1 semester hour.
site work near CSM. Pre-requisite: ESGN575 or consent of
instructor. 2 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
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ESGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual master’s level
ESGN622. MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
research or special project supervised by a faculty member. Pre-
Principles of multiphase and multicomponent flow and trans-
requisite: Independent Study form must be completed and sub-
port are applied to contaminant transport in the unsaturated
mitted to the Registrar. Variable class and semester hours.
and saturated zones. Focus is on immiscible phase, dissolved
ESGN602. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
phase, and vapor phase transport of low solubility organic
The course covers an introductory survey of International En-
contaminants in soils and aquifer materials. Topics discussed
vironmental Law, including multi-nation treaties, regulations,
include: capillarity, interphase mass transfer, modeling, and
policies, practices, and politics governing the global environ-
remediation technologies. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or equiv-
ment. It surveys the key issues of sustainable development,
alent, ESGN503 or ESGN522 or equivalent, or consent of
natural resources projects, transboundary pollution, interna-
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tional trade, hazardous waste, climate change, and protection
ESGN698. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRON-
of ecosystems, wildlife, and human life. New international
MENTAL SCIENCE Topics chosen from special interests of
laws are changing the rules for engineers, project managers,
instructor(s) and students; see website for current offerings.
scientists, teachers, businesspersons, and others both in the
Each topic is usually offered only once. Prerequisite: consent
US and abroad, and this course is especially designed to keep
of the instructor. Variable class and semester hours.
professionals fully, globally informed and add to their creden-
ESGN699. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY Indi-
tials for international work. Prerequisites: ESGN502 or con-
vidual doctoral level research or special project supervised
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
ESGN603. ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT ENGI-
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
NEERING AND WATER REUSE This course presents
class and semester hours.
issues relating to theory, design, and operation of advanced
ESGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF
water and wastewater treatment unit processes and water
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of
reuse systems. Topics include granular activated carbon
the Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must be
(GAC), advanced oxidation processes (O3/H2O2), UV disin-
carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s fac-
fection, pressure-driven and current-driven membranes (MF,
ulty advisor. Variable class and semester hours.
UF, NF, RO, and electrodialysis), and natural systems such as
riverbank filtration (RBF) and soil-aquifer treatment (SAT).
ESGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF PHI-
The course includes hands-on experience using bench- and
LOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion of
pilot-scale unit operations. Prerequisite: ESGN504 or con-
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be carried
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advi-
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.
JOHN B. CURTIS, Professor Geology and Geological Engineering
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re-
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor Geology and Geological
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
Engineering
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor Chemistry and Geochemistry
Only one re-examination may be given.
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Geology and Geological
Prerequisites:
Engineering
Each entering student will have an entrance interview
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor Geology and Geological
with members of the Geochemistry faculty. Each department
Engineering
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 D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology and
chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the inter-
Geological Engineering
viewing faculty. If a placement examination is given, the re-
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor Chemistry and
sults may be used to establish deficiency requirements.
Geochemistry
Credit toward a graduate degree will not be granted for
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor Chemistry and
courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
Geochemistry
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor Chemistry and
Thesis Degrees (M.S. & Ph.D.) Required
Geochemistry
Curriculum:
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor Chemistry and
A thesis is required for the M.S. degree and a dissertation
Geochemistry
for the Ph.D. The Geochemistry program comprises a core
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus Chemistry and
group of courses, required of all students unless individually
Geochemistry
exempted by the “Committee of the Whole” based on previ-
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus Chemistry and
ous background. The core courses for M.S. students are
Geochemistry
CHGC503 - Introduction to Geochemistry,
Degrees Offered:
CHGC504 - Methods in Geochemistry, and a one hour
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
laboratory course selected from several available.
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
In addition, MS degree students must take two courses
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
selected from the following list
Program Description:
CHGC509/GEGN509 - Introduction to Aqueous Geo-
The Geochemistry Program is an interdisciplinary gradu-
chemistry,
ate program administered by the departments of Geology and
CHGC610 - Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry,
Geological Engineering and Chemistry and Geochemistry.
CHGN503 - Advanced Physical Chemistry,
The geochemistry faculty from each department are responsi-
GEOL512 - Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry.
ble for the operations of the program. Students reside in ei-
Ph.D. degree students must take four core courses
ther the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,
CHGC503, CHGC504, CHGN503, and a one hour laboratory
or the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
course, and two additional courses selected from the list in
Program Requirements:
the previous sentence.
The program of study is selected by the student in consul-
The doctoral student’s dissertation committee approves the
tation with his or her advisor and thesis committee. Students
number of course and research credits required for graduation,
entering with backgrounds in chemistry will take more course-
as well as the specific courses beyond the above requirements.
work in geology to strengthen their backgrounds in this disci-
The Ph.D. in Geochemistry requires a minimum of 72 credit
pline; the converse is true for students with a background in
hours, of which at least 24 hours must be research credit. Up
geology. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Geochem-
to 24 hours of course credits may be transferred from previ-
istry Program, students are not required to take a minor.
ous graduate-level work upon approval of the dissertation
Qualifying Examination for Ph.D. Degree
committee. Research credits may not be transferred.
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
given by the Geochemistry Committee of the Whole. No
the Western Regional Graduate Program. This entity recog-
more than 9 credits of 400-level courses may constitute the 36
nizes the CSM Geochemistry Program as unique in the re-
minimum credit requirement.
gion. Designation of the Geochemistry Program by WRGP
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
allows residents of western states (excluding California) to
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
enroll in the program at Colorado resident tuition rates. Eligi-
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
ble states include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
Professional Masters
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
Introduction
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate pro-
The Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
gram, an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted
program is intended to provide: [1] an opportunity for CSM
from the list below)
undergraduates to obtain, as part of a fifth year of study, a
Masters in addition to the Bachelors degree; and [2] addi-
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
tional education for working professionals in the area of geo-
following list.
chemistry as it applies to problems relating to the
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
environment. This is a non-thesis masters degree program
(3 hrs, Spring)
administered by the Geochemistry Program, and may be
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
completed as part of a combined degree program by individ-
(3 hrs, Spring)
uals already matriculated as undergraduate students at The
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
Colorado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding
(3 hrs, Spring)
undergraduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
graduate program that does not have the traditional research
(2 hrs, Fall)
requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
in Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi-
(3 hrs, Fall)
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
program does allow for independent study, professional
(3 hrs, Spring)
development, internship and coop experience.
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs, Spring)
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Application
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of fossil fuels & ore
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
deposits (3hrs, Spring)
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs, Fall)
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other de-
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
partments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
& Geological Engineering may want to decide on the com-
(3 hrs, Fall)
bined degree program option earlier to be sure prerequisites
GEGN582: Contaminant Hydrogeology
are satisfied. Applicants other than CSM undergraduates who
(3 hrs, Spring) – proposed
are applying for the Environmental Geochemistry program
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
must follow the same procedures that all prospective gradu-
Systems (3 hrs, Spring)
ate students follow; however, the requirement of the general
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs, Spring)
GRE may be waived.
GEGN683: Advanced Ground- Water Modeling
Requirements
(3 hrs, Spring)
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
depend on the background of the individual, but may be tai-
(3 hrs, Spring)
lored to professional objectives.
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs, Fall and
CSM students that intend to follow the combined degree
Spring)
program format may transfer into the program 6 credits of
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be
400-level or above courses taken as part of their undergradu-
selected to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free
ate curriculum, provided those courses fit into the overall pro-
electives may be selected from the list above, and may also
fessional objectives of the individual, and compliment the
be independent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or
course program below. Approval of those courses will be
GEOL599) taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other
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professional development experience. A course program will
structural representation, defects, mineral stability and phase
be designed in advanced through consultation between the
transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms, and
student and an advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of
advanced methods of mineral identification and characteriza-
the Whole.
tion. Applications of principles using petrological and envi-
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
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origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these de-
ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic funda-
posits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert the
mentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants,
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Spring 1999.
Offered alternate years.
CHGC530. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND GEO-
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
CHEMISTRY (II) Mobility of the elements in air, water and
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
the surficial environment. Geochemical cycles of elements
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water
and constituents of environmental interest. Plant composi-
pollution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation,
tion, animal and human health in relation to the natural envi-
microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pol-
ronment. Acid deposition and other processes affecting water
lution, and the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater
quality. Environmental aspects of fossil fuel processing.
habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Sampling design in large scale environmental studies. Pre-
1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alter-
requisite: CHGC503 or ESGN500 and ESGN501. 3 hours
nate years. Fall 1998.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO-
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understand-
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
ing of the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their
aspects of living processes, chemical composition and char-
stabilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
acteristics of biological material, origin of life, role of micro-
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
organisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan-
sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal.
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
ter hours.
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEOL210 and GEGN306 or
GXGN571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I, II) Dis-
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
persion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
lab; 1 semester hour.
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (I or II)
interpretation of data from soils, stream sediments, vegeta-
Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and geo-
tion, and rock in connection with field problems. Term report
logical engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity,
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
univariate and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geo-
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
graphic information systems (GIS). Practical experience with
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
geological applications via supplied software and data sets from
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
case histories. Prerequisites: Introductory statistics course
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
(MACS323 or MACS530 or equivalent); and previous or con-
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
current enrollment in MACS532 or permission of instructor.
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use Macin-
(II) A study of the chemical and physical interactions which
tosh and DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS
determine the fate, transport and interactions of organic
projects, as well as video-presentations. Visits to local GIS
chemicals in aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical
laboratories, and field studies will be required. 2 hours lec-
transformations of anthropogenic organic contaminants. Pre-
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
requisites: A course in organic chemistry and CHGN503,
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemi-
of instructor. Offered on demand. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
cal, physical, biological and geological processes and their
hours.
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relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation (including
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis,
accumulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic
three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedi-
conditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and pre-
mentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
dictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and
areas. In addition to lecture attendance, course work involves
thin section analysis of carbonate classification, textures,
review of topical papers and solution of typical problems.
non-skeletal and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and
Prerequisite: GEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL221 and GEGN306
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
or GEGN307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable
seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
isotope distributions with an emphasis on the application of
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
these principles to important case studies in igneous petrol-
Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing physical
ogy and the formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb iso-
and chemical controls in the development of mineral assem-
topes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and
blages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from repre-
carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
sentative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis on the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours Offered alternate years.
interrelationships of crystallization and deformation and an
Spring 1998.
interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite: GEGN307
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
(or equivalent) or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem-
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
years; Fall 1996.
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
GEOL626. ISOTOPE GEOLOGY (II) The application of
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mechanisms
radioactive and stable isotope analysis to problems in igneous
of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of wall-
and metamorphic petrology and ore genesis. Studies of
rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution chemistry
polymetamorphic terrains with special reference to the
and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids. Prerequi-
geochronology of the Front Range. The utilization of isotopic
site: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
tracers to evaluate petrologenic models. The distribution of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
heavy radiogenic and light stable isotopes as indicators of
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
source terrain and subsequent evolution of mineral deposits.
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor min-
ter hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
eral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria with
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems.
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
of phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An em-
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
phasis will be placed on problem solving rather than basic
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petrographic
theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or consent of
study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-mineralized,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL221,
nate years; Fall 1995.
GEOL212, or GEGN307. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 1997.
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
GXGN633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary disper-
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
sion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer-
of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
techniques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
laboratory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite:
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
GXGN571, GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student. Pre-
3 hours lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
requisites: GEOL212 or 210, GEOL221 or equivalent or
nate years; Spring 1999.
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
GXGN635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEM-
hours. Offered on demand.
ISTRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral de-
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
posits. A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures,
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geo-
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chemistry framework for exploration program design. Pre-
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
requisite: GXGN571 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
(I, II) Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction
A course in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours lecture/
of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years;
topic may be continued through later semesters and addi-
Spring 1997.
tional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CHGC640. SOIL GAS GEOCHEMISTRY AND APPLI-
1 to 3 semester hours.
CATIONS IN THE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
SCIENCES (II) Thermal, chemical, and microbiological
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a
reactions in the production of gases. Quantitative review of
specific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geo-
transport of gaseous species in the saturated and unsaturated
chemistry under the direction of a member of the staff. Work
zones. Sampling and analysis of soil gases. Applications of
on the same or a different topic may be continued through
soil gas in the earth and environmental sciences, including
later semesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite:
exploration, contaminant mapping, and global climate change.
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CHGC503, or ESGN500 and ESGN501, or
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIO-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
in the areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
same or a different topic may be continued through later se-
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
mesters and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour semi-
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a
nar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
member of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEO-
may be continued through later semesters and additional
CHEMISTRY (II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 se-
approaches to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate
mester hours.
sediments and rocks. Topics covered include major near-
CHGC705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
surface diagenetic environments, subaerial exposure, dolomi-
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
tization, burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria, and
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
the carbonate geochemistry of trace elements and stable iso-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
topes. Laboratory stresses thin section recognition of diage-
dent’s faculty advisor.
netic textures and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and geochemical/
isotopic approaches to diagenetic problems. Prerequisite:
CHGC706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS SYS-
faculty advisor.
TEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practical
experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and re-
action path models to problems in diverse fields of theoreti-
cal and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves-
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of
applications including problems in thermodynamic data
quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis,
groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate
generation, and enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course
ends with student presentations of a chemical modeling study
applied to a problem of their choosing. Prerequisite: GEGN585
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer lab; 3 se-
mester hours.
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Geology and Geological Engineering
possession or acquisition of an undergraduate engineering
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
degree or its equivalent.
Economic Geology, and Department Head
Graduate students desiring to study ground water, engi-
JOHN B. CURTIS, Professor
neering geology/geotechnics, mining engineering geology
WENDY J. HARRISON, Professor
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-
MICHAEL A. GARDNER, Associate Professor
mitted to either geoscience or geological engineering degree
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
programs and must receive approval of the GE department
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor
Graduate Advisory Committee to switch degree categories.
JOHN E. McCRAY, Associate Professor
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
Program Requirements:
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor
Geology Degrees:
PIRET PLINK-BJORKLUND, 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
CHRISTIAN V. SHOREY, Instructor
credits. To ensure breadth of background, the course of study
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
for the Master of Science (Geology) degree must include at
NEIL F. HURLEY, Research Professor
JEFFREY W. HEDENQUIST, Research Associate Professor
least one graduate course in each of the fields of stratigraphy/
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Assistant Professor
sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics, and petrology.
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
At the discretion of the student’s thesis advisory committee,
GEOFF THYNE, Research Assistant Professor
an appropriate course taken from a degree program other
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
than Geology may be substituted for one (and only one) of
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
the fields above. Candidates must also complete GEOL607,
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
Graduate Seminar, as part of their course programs. All
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
Master of Science (Geology) candidates must also complete
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
an appropriate thesis, based upon original research they have
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
completed. A thesis proposal and course of study must be ap-
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
proved by a candidate’s thesis committee before the candi-
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus and
date begins substantial work on the thesis research.
Assistant Department Head
The requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) aca-
Degrees Offered:
demic programs will be established individually by a candi-
Professional Master’s Degree
date’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee, but must meet
(Petroleum Reservoir Systems) (Non-Thesis)
the minimum requirements presented below. The Doctor of
Professional Master’s Degree (Mineral Exploration
Philosophy (Geology) academic program will require a mini-
and Mining Geosciences) (Non-Thesis)
mum of 72 hours of course and research credit hours (a max-
Professional Master’s Degree (Geochemistry) (Non-Thesis)
imum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus
Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer) (Non-Thesis)
a qualifying examination and a thesis. All candidates must
Master of Science (Geology)
complete a minimum of 24 research credit hours and must
Master of Science (Geological Engineering)
complete a minimum of 48 course credit hours, including 12
Master of Science (Geochemistry)
hours in a minor field. Up to 24 course credit hours (includ-
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
ing those for the minor field) may be awarded by the candi-
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
date’s Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee for completion
Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
of a Master of Science degree (at CSM or elsewhere). The
Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) course program must satisfy
Program Description:
the breadth requirements required of Master of Science
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
(Geology) candidates (including GEOL607) and must also
offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
include GEOL511 (History of Geological Concepts).
in Geology and Geochemistry; and Master of Engineering,
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Geo-
Prospective students should submit the results of the Grad-
logical Engineering. Geological Engineering degrees require
uate Record Examination with their application for admission
to graduate study. In the event that it is not possible, because
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of geographic and other restrictions, to take the Graduate
A 17 credit-hour core program consists of:
Record Examination prior to enrolling at Colorado School
CHGN403: Environmental Chemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
of Mines, enrollment may be granted on a provisional basis
GEGN467*: Ground-Water Engineering (4 hrs, Fall)
subject to satisfactory completion of the examination within
CHGC503: Introduction to Geochemistry (4 hrs, Fall)
the first year of residence.
GEGN509: Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs, Fall)
Professional Masters – Geochemistry
GEOL530: Clay Characterization (1 hr, Fall)
Introduction
CHGC504: Methods in Geochemistry (2 hrs, Spring)
The proposed program is intended to provide: [1] an oppor-
*If this course is transferred from the undergraduate program,
tunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a fifth
an advanced hydrogeology course may be substituted from
year of study, a Masters in addition to the Bachelors degree;
the list below)
and [2] additional education for working professionals in the
An additional 12 credit-hours must be selected from the
area of geochemistry as it applies to problems relating to the
following list.
environment.
CHGC530: Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry
The program outlined below is a non-thesis masters degree
(3 hrs., Spring)
program administered by the Geochemistry Program, and may
CHGC555: Environmental Organic Chemistry
be completed as a combined degree program by individuals
(3 hrs., Spring)
already matriculated as undergraduate students at The Col-
CHGC562: Microbiology and the Environment
orado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding un-
(3 hrs., Spring)
dergraduate or advanced degrees and are interested in a
CHGC563: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
graduate program that does not have the traditional research
(2 hrs., Fall)
requirement. The program consists primarily of coursework
CHGC564: Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
in Geochemistry and allied fields, with an emphasis on envi-
(3 hrs., Fall)
ronmental applications. No research is required though the
CHGC610: Nuclear and Isotopic Geochemistry
program does allow for independent study, professional de-
(3 hrs., Spring)
velopment, internship and coop experience.
CHGC640: Soil Gas Geochemistry (3 hrs., Spring)
Application
CHGN503: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hrs., Fall)
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest
GEGN527: Organic Geochemistry of Fossil Fuels & Ore
during their 3rd year to allow for planning of coursework that
Deposits (3 hrs., Spring)
will apply towards the program; these students must have an
GEGN532: Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs., Fall)
overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students majoring in other de-
GEGN575: Applications of Geographic Information
partments besides Chemistry & Geochemistry and Geology
Systems (3 hrs., Spring)
& Geological Engineering may want to decide on the com-
GEGN581: Advanced Ground- Water Engineering
bined degree program option earlier to be sure prerequisites
(3 hrs., Fall)
are satisfied. External people applying for the program must
GEGN583: Mathematical Modeling of Ground-Water
follow the same procedures that all prospective graduate stu-
Systems (3 hrs., Spring)
dents follow; however, the requirement of the general GRE
GEGN681: Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 hrs., Spring)
may be waived.
GEGN683: Advanced Ground-Water Modeling
(3 hrs., Spring)
Requirements
GEOL512: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry (3 hrs., Fall)
A minimum of 36 credit hours are required, with an over-
GEOL684: Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems
all GPA of at least 3.0. The overall course requirements will
(3 hrs., Spring)
depend on the background of the individual, but may be tai-
GXGN571: Geochemical Exploration
lored to professional objectives.
(3 hrs., Fall and Spring)
CSM students that intend to follow the 4+1 format may
An additional 7 credit-hours of free electives may be selected
transfer into the program 6 credits of 400-level or above
to complete the 36 credit-hour requirement. Free electives
courses taken as part of their undergraduate curriculum,
may be selected from the list above, and may also be inde-
provided those courses fit into the overall professional objec-
pendent study credits (CHGN599, GEGN599 or GEOL599)
tives of the individual, and compliment the course program
taken to fulfill a research, cooperative, or other professional
below. Approval of those courses will be given by the Geo-
development experience. A course program will be designed
chemistry Committee of the Whole. No more than 9 credits
in advanced through consultation between the student and an
of 400-level courses may constitute the 36 minimum credit
advisor from the Geochemistry Committee of the Whole.
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)
u 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)
u 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)
General Administration:
The three participating departments share oversight for
this program through a committee consisting of one faculty
member from each of the three departments. Students gain
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admission to the program by application to any of the three
The student, in consultation with the advisor, must prepare
sponsoring departments. Students are administered by that
a formal program of courses and independent study topic for
department into which they first matriculate.
approval by the Geological Engineering Graduate Program
Requirements:
Committee. The program must be submitted to the commit-
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
tee on or before the end of the first week of classes of the
be at the 400 level. All other credits toward the degree must
first semester.
be 500 level or above.
The most common difficulty in scheduling completion of
9 hours must consist of:
the degree involves satisfaction of prerequisites. Common
1 course selected from the following:
deficiency courses are Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and
GPGN419/PEGN 419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
Fluid Mechanics. These are essential to the engineering
Evaluation
underpinnings of the degree. An intense program at CSM
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
involving 18 credit hours each semester including Statics in
2 courses selected from the following:
the fall and Fluid Mechanics in the spring and 9 credits in the
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petro-
summer including Mechanics of Materials, allows these
leum Design
classes to be taken along with the standard program. Some
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
students may choose to take these prerequisites elsewhere
and Development I
before arriving on the CSM campus.
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
Engineering Geology/Geotechnics Specialty (Non-Thesis)
and Development II
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering
9 additional hours must consist of one course each from
(non-thesis) with specialization in Engineering Geology/
the 3 participating departments.
Geotechnics must meet the prerequisite course requirements
listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree are:
The remaining 18 hours may consist of graduate courses
from any of the 3 participating departments, or other courses
Fall Semester (15 hours)
approved by the committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of in-
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
dependent study, including an industry project.
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
Geological Engineering Degrees:
The Masters of Engineering (Non-Thesis) Program in
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3), or
Geological Engineering is comprised of 36 credit hours with
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
30 course credit hours and 6 credit hours of independent
Electives* (1)
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
and the spring terms followed by 6 independent study credit
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
hours during the summer term. The non-thesis degree in-
Mitigation (3), or
cludes three areas of specialization (engineering geology/ge-
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
otechnics, ground-water engineering, and mining geological
Electives* (9)
engineering).
Summer (6 hours)
All Masters of Engineering (Non-Thesis) program will in-
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
clude the following core requirements:
Engineering (6)
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
Engineering (6)
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
GEGN599 requires a project and report that demonstrate
of their elective courses, students are required to have an ad-
competence in the application of geological engineering prin-
vanced course in both soil and rock engineering. Possibilities
ciples that merits a grade of B or better. The project topic and
for other electives include graduate-level rock mechanics and
content of the report is determined by the student’s advisor,
rock engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, ground
in consultation with the student, and is approved by the Geo-
water, site characterization, geographical information systems
logical Engineering Graduate Program Committee. The for-
(GIS), project management and geophysics, for example.
mat of the report will follow the guidelines for a professional
Ground Water Engineering/Hydrogeology Specialty
journal paper.
(Non-Thesis)
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-
thesis) with specialization in Ground Water Engineering and
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Hydrogeology must meet the prerequisite course requirements
Summer (6 hours)
listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
(36 hours) are:
Engineering (6)
GEGN467 Ground Water Engineering (3) Fall
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3) Fall
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
GEGN681 Vadose Zone Hydrology (3) Fall, or
must be consistent with the program specialization. Typi-
GEGN581 Advanced Hydrogeology (3) Fall
cally, the elective courses are selected from the following
topical areas: mineral deposits geology, ore microscopy, ap-
GEGN509 Aqueous Geochemistry (3) Fall, or
plied geophysics, applied geochemistry, remote sensing, en-
ESGN500 Environmental Water Chemistry (3)
gineering geology, environmental geology, engineering
Fall or Spring
economics / management, mineral processing, geostatistics,
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling of Ground Water Sys-
geographic information systems, environmental or explo-
tems (3) Spring
ration and mining law, and computers sciences.
GEGN470 Ground Water Engineering Design (3)
The Master of Science Degree Program in Geological
Spring, or
Engineering requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of
ESGN575 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation (3) Spring
course and project/research credit hours (a maximum of 9
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information
credit hours may be 400-level course work), plus a Graduate
Systems (3) Fall or Spring
Thesis. The degree includes three areas of specialization
GEGN599 Independent Study in Geological
(engineering geology/geotechnics, groundwater engineering,
Engineering (6) Summer
and mining geological engineering) with common require-
ments as follows:
Electives* (9)
1. GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
*Electives and course substitutions are approved by the
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee and
2. GEOL607 Graduate Geology Seminar (1)
must be consistent with the program specialization. As part
3. At least twelve hours of research credits are required:
of their elective courses, students are required to have at least
Master of Science Research (GEGN705), and after all
one additional advanced course in hydrogeochemistry. Possi-
course work is complete and an admission to candidacy
bilities for other electives include courses in site characteri-
form is filed with the graduate school, Master of Science
zation, environmental science and engineering, geographical
Thesis (GEGN702).
information systems (GIS), geochemistry, and geophysics,
4. At least 24 course credit hours are required, and must be
for example.
approved by the student’s thesis committee.
Mining Geological Engineering Specialty (Non-Thesis)
The content of the thesis is to be determined by the student’s
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-
advisory committee in consultation with the student. The
thesis) with specialization in Mining Geology must meet the
Masters thesis must demonstrate creative and comprehensive
prerequisite course requirements listed later in this section.
ability in the development or application of geological engi-
Required courses for the degree are:
neering principles. The format of the thesis will follow the
Fall Semester (15 hours)
guidelines described under the Thesis Writer’s Guide.
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4), or
In addition to the common course requirements, the
GEGN467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
Master of Science degree with specialization in Engineer-
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3)
ing Geology/Geotechnics requires:
GEOL515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
Sygenetics Ores (3)
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
MNGN523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2), or
GEGN570 Case Histories in Engineering Geology (3)
MNGN523 Special Topics-Underground Mine Design (2)
And at least two of the following courses:
Electives* (3)
GEGN571 Advanced Engineering Geology (3)
Spring Semester (15 hours)
GEGN573 Geological Engineering Site Investigation (3)
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
GEGN671 Landslides: Investigation, Analysis &
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
Mitigation
GEGN518 Mineral Exploration (3) or Mining Geology (3)
GEGN672 Advanced Geotechnics (3)
GEGN505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
Typically, the additional courses are selected from the
Electives* (6)
following topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater
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engineering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and
The format of the dissertation will follow the guidelines de-
foundations, rock mechanics, underground construction, seis-
scribed under the Thesis Writer’s Guide. A minimum of 24
mic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information systems,
research credits must be taken. A minor area of study, in-
construction management, finite element modeling, waste
cluding 12 credit hours of course work, must be included in
management, environmental engineering, environmental law,
the program.
engineering management, and computer programming.
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master
specializing in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics requires
of Science degree with specialization in Ground Water also
additional course work tailored to the student’s specific inter-
requires the following courses:
ests and approved by the doctoral program committee. (Typi-
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering (4)
cally, the additional courses are selected from the following
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4)
topical areas: engineering geology, groundwater engineering,
GEGN572 Ground-Water Engineering (3)
groundwater modeling, soil mechanics and foundations, rock
GEGN583 Mathematical Modeling Of Groundwater (3)
mechanics, underground construction, seismic hazards, geo-
morphology, geographic information systems, construction
2 courses selected as follows:
management, finite element modeling, waste management,
ESGN500 Environmental Water Chemistry (3) or
environmental engineering, environmental law, engineering
GEGN509/CHGC509 (3) Introduction To Aqueous
management, and computer programming.) The minor area
Geochemistry
of study typically is in geotechnical engineering, rock
ESGN503 Environmental Pollution (3) or
mechanics/earth systems engineering, environmental engi-
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater
neering, groundwater engineering or geology.
As nearly all ground water software is written in Fortran,
In addition to the common course requirements listed pre-
if the student does not know Fortran, a Fortran course must
viously, a PhD specializing in Ground Water also requires:
be taken before graduation, knowledge of other computer
GEGN581 (3) Advanced Groundwater Engineering
languages is encouraged
GEGN669 (3) Advanced Topics In Engineering
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master
Hydrogeology
of Science degree with specialization in Mining Geology
GEGN681 (3) Vadose Zone Hydrology
also requires:
GEGN683 (3) Advanced Ground Water Modeling
1. GEGN528 Mining Geology (3) or GEGN518 Mineral Ex-
and additional course work tailored to the student’s specific
ploration (3)
interests, which are likely to include chemistry, engineering,
environmental science, geophysics, math (particularly Partial
2. Specialty Areas (17 credits minimum.)
Differential Equations), microbiology, organic chemistry,
This will include about 5–6 courses (predominantly at 500
contaminant transport, soil physics, optimization, shallow re-
and 600 level) selected by the student in conjunction with the
sistivity or seismic methods. The student’s advisory commit-
Masters program advisory committee. Specialty areas might
tee has the authority to approve elective courses and any
include: mineral deposits geology, mineral exploration, min-
substitutions for required courses.
ing geology, mineral processing, applied geophysics, applied
If a student selects the ESGN elective courses from the
geochemistry, engineering geology, environmental geology,
Masters courses, then ESGN is their likely minor.
geostatistics, geographic information systems, environmental
or exploration and mining law, engineering economics/
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD
management, and computer sciences.
specializing in Mining Geology also requires:
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
GEGN468. Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (4) or
degree requires a minimum of 72 hours course work and re-
GEGN467. Groundwater Engineering (4)
search combined. Requirements include the same courses as
GEGN518. Mineral Exploration (3) or
for the Master of Science (Geological Engineering) with the
GEGN528. Mining Geology (3)
additions noted below and the exception that a PhD Disser-
GEGN505. Applied Structural Geology (3)
tation must be executed under GEGN/GEOL706 Graduate
GEOL515. Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
Research Credit: Doctor Of Philosophy. After completing all
Syngenetic Ores (3)
coursework and an admission to candidacy application, the
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epigenetic
Dissertation is completed under GEGN/GEOL703 Graduate
Hydrothermal Systems (3)
Thesis–Doctor Of Philosophy. The content of the disserta-
tion is to be determined by the student’s advisory committee
MNGN523. Special Topics-Surface Mine Design (2) or
in consultation with the student. The dissertation must make
MNGN523. Special Topics- Underground Mine Design (2)
a new contribution to the geological engineering profession.
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Additional course work suited to the student’s specific
Mathematics (2 semesters of calculus)
interests and approved by the doctoral program committee.
An additional science course (other than geology) or
(Typically, the additional courses are selected from the fol-
advanced mathematics
lowing topical areas: mineral deposits geology, mineral
Physics (2 semesters)
exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
Professional Masters Degree Programs:
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology, envi-
Candidates for the Professional Masters Degree must
ronmental geology, geostatistics, geographic information
possess an appropriate geosciences undergraduate degree or
systems, environmental or exploration and mining law, engi-
its equivalent. Prerequisites are the same as those required
neering economics/management, and computer sciences). The
for the Master of Science (Geology) Degree.
minor area of study may be in geotechnical engineering, rock
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-
neering) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
Geochemistry Program Requirements:
must have completed the following or equivalent subjects.
The geochemistry program comprises a core group of
Graduate credit may be granted for courses at or above the
courses and four optional tracks: Mineralogy-Petrology,
400 level, if approved by the student’s advisory committee.
Aqueous-Environmental, Ore Deposits-Exploration, and
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,
probability and statistics, numerical analysis, linear algebra,
CHGC503 Introduction to Geochemistry,
operations research, optimization
CHGC504 Methods in Geochemistry and
CHGN503 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Basic Science:
Chemistry (2 semesters)
See the Geochemistry program section in this bulletin for
Mineralogy and Petrology
further details.
Physics (2 semesters)
Qualifying Examination
Stratigraphy or Sedimentation
Ph.D. students must pass a qualifying examination by the
Physical Geology
end of the second year of their programs. This timing may be
Computer Programming or GIS
adjusted for part-time students. This examination will be ad-
Engineering Science:
ministered by the student’s Doctoral committee and will con-
Structural Geology and one semester in four of the follow-
sist of an oral and a written examination, administered in a
ing subjects:
format to be determined by the Doctoral Committee. Two
negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute failure
Physical Chemistry or Thermodynamics
of the examination.
Statics
Mechanics of Materials
In case of failure of the qualifying examination, a re-
Fluid Mechanics
examination may be given upon the recommendation of the
Dynamics
Doctoral Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean.
Soil Mechanics
Only one re-examination may be given.
Rock Mechanics
Prerequisites:
Engineering Design:
Geology Programs:
Field Geology
The candidate for the degree of Master of Science
(Geology) or Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) must have
As part of the graduate program each student must take
completed the following or equivalent subjects, for which
one semester in two of the following subjects if such courses
credit toward an advanced degree will not be granted.
were not taken for a previous degree:
General Geology
Mineral Deposits/Economic Geology
Structural Geology
Hydrogeology
Field Geology (6 weeks)
Engineering Geology
Mineralogy
and also as part of the graduate program one semester in
Petrology
three of the following subjects if such courses were not taken
Historical Geology
for a previous degree:
Stratigraphy
Foundation Engineering
Chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of
Engineering Hydrology
physical or organic)
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lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
Airphoto Interpretation, Photogeology, or Remote Sensing
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
Petroleum Geology
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
Introduction to Mining
mester hours. Offered alternate years; Spring 2003.
Introductory Geophysics
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
Engineering Geology Design
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
Mineral Exploration Design
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
Groundwater Engineering Design
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
Other engineering design courses as approved by the
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended background:
program committee
basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathematics,
Description of Courses
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alter-
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presen-
nate years; Spring 2002.
tation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic
GEGN 432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (I)
ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimento-
Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
logical processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
including statistical analysis procedures and computer pro-
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
gramming. Topics addressed include elementary probability,
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
populations and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing,
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
analysis of data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: GEGN316 and
representativity, linear regression, and overview of univariate
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience with
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
principles of software programming and statistical analysis
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
for geological applications via suppled software and data sets
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
from geological case histories. Prerequistes: Senior standing
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
in Geological Engineering or permission of instructor. 1 hour
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401. 2 hours lec-
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration of petro-
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY/ FLUID INCLUSIONS
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of well log
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light
analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production mapping,
microscopy, micro-hardness, and reflectivity techniques.
hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
Petrographic analysis of ore textures and their significance.
GEOL309 and GEOL314; GEGN316 or GPGN486 or
Guided research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of
PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
classic ore deposits. Prerequisites: GEOL321, GEGN401, or
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
consent of instructor. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multidisciplinary
GEGN405. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Physical and chemi-
design course that integrates fundamentals and design con-
cal characteristics and geologic and geographic setting of
cepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering.
magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic mineral
Students work in integrated teams consisting of students
deposits from the aspects of genesis, exploration, and min-
from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-end design prob-
ing. For non-majors. Prerequisite: GEOL308, DCGN209 or
lems in oil and gas exploration and field development, in-
concurrent enrollment. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
cluding the development of a prospect in an exploration play
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE
and a detailed engineering field study, are assigned. Several
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
detailed written and oral presentations are made throughout
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
the semester. Project economics including risk analysis are
understanding of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: GP majors:
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and mod-
GPGN302 and 303. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414,
ern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change in-
PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308;
cluding paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316.
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
GEGN442. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOMOR-
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
PHOLOGY (II) Application of quantitative geomorphic
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techniques to engineering problems. Map interpretation,
complete with specifications, analysis, and results, will be re-
photointerpretation, field observations, computer modeling,
quired. 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
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVES-
and wind erosion, permafrost engineering. Multi-week de-
TIGATION (II) (WI) Methods of field investigation, testing,
sign projects and case studies. Prerequisite: GEGN342 and
and monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste sites,
GEGN468, or graduate standing; GEGN475/575 recom-
including: drilling and sampling methods, sample logging,
mended. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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-
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL315, and EGGN351, or
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics 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-
GEGN476. DESKTOP MAPPING APPLICATIONS FOR
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
PROJECT DATA MANAGEMENT (I, II) Conceptual
lus and MACS315, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
overview and hands-on experience with a commercial desk-
EGGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
top mapping system. Display, analysis, and presentation
lab; 4 semester hours.
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 analysis are an im-
analysis. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of desktop
portant part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
mapping or GIS technology assumed. Some computer expe-
concurrent enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of
rience in operating within a Windows environment recom-
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
mended. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: GEGN468 or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUND-
3 semester hours.
WATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned readings, and
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
direct computer experience concerning the fundamentals and
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
applications of analytical and finite-difference solutions to
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
ground water flow problems as well as an introduction to in-
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
verse modeling. Design of computer models to solve ground
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
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ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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.
Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
exercises and oral team presentation. Prerequisite: Consent
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
of instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
Offered fall semester, even years.
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEOL505. APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (II)
Courses
Structural geology with emphasis on solving problems in
The following courses are not all offered each academic
field and lab exercises using systematic analysis by geometric
year. Any of those offered for which fewer than five students
and mapping techniques. Interpretation of the structural as-
have registered may be omitted in any semester. All 500-
pects of ore control, fossil fuels, and environmental geology.
level courses are open to qualified seniors with permission of
Relationships between mechanical properties and structural
the department and Dean of Graduate School. The 600-level
behavior of geological materials. Prerequisite: GEGN316 or
courses are open only to students enrolled in the Graduate
equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
School.
GEOL506. PHYSICS OF ROCK DEFORMATION (II)
GEOL501. APPLIED STRATIGRAPHY (I) Review of basic
A material-oriented, mechanistic approach to understanding
concepts in siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology and
brittle and ductile rock deformation. Starts with fundamental
stratigraphy. Introduction to advanced concepts and their
understanding of stress and strain. Physical processes of rock
application to exploration and development of fossil fuels
fracture, friction, and flow will be studied as they relate to
and stratiform mineral deposits. Modern facies models and
earthquakes, crustal fluid movement, creep, and folding. Em-
sequence-stratigraphic concepts applied to solving strati-
phasis on relating initial and derived microstructure, such as
graphic problems in field and subsurface settings. Prerequi-
grain size, micro-cracks, and intracrystalline dislocation, to
sites: GEOL314 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
stresses, temperatures, and fluids in the Earth. Rock anisotropy,
3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
heterogeneity, and scale effects discussed. Prerequisite:
GEOL502. STRUCTURAL METHODS FOR SEISMIC IN-
GEGN309 or equivalent.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
TERPRETATION (I) A practical course that covers the wide
Offered alternate years, Spring 2002.
variety of structural methods and techniques that are essential
GEGN509/CHGC509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
to produce a valid and coherent interpretation of 2D and 3D
GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Analytical, graphical and interpre-
seismic reflection data in structurally complex areas. Topics
tive methods applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic
covered include: Extensional tectonics, fold and thrust belts,
properties of water and aqueous solutions. Calculation and
salt tectonics, inversion tectonics and strike-slip fault sys-
graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-min-
tems. Laboratory exercises are based on seismic datasets
eral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural
from a wide variety of structural regimes from across the
aqueous systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria be-
globe. The course includes a 4 day field trip to SE Utah. Pre-
tween clays and oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements
requisite: GEOL309 and GEOL 314 or GEOL 315, or equiv-
and complexation in aqueous systems. Application of organic
alents, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/lab; 3
geochemistry to natural aqueous systems. Light stable and un-
semester hours.
stable isotopic studies applied to aqueous systems. Prerequi-
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
site: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and val-
GEOL510. IMPACT GEOLOGY (II) A seminar-based
ley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
course of inquiry into the nature, process, and geological
course that shows students how to characterize and model
significance of extra-terrestrial impacts on the Earth. Course
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth-
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topics include the nature of impactors, impact processes,
GEGN517. FIELD METHODS FOR ECONOMIC GEOL-
morphology of impact structures, shock metamorphism, case
OGY (II) Methods of field investigation for economic geol-
studies of impacts, and the role of impacts in Earth evolution,
ogy including underground mapping at the CSM test mine in
biologic extinctions, and economic deposits. Optional field
Idaho Springs, logging of drill core, logging of drill chips,
trips to Meteor Crater and other impact sites over Spring
and surface mapping. Technical reports will be written for
Break. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours lab, 3 credit hours.
each of the projects. 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL511. HISTORY OF GEOLOGIC CONCEPTS (II)
GEGN518. MINERAL EXPLORATION (II) Mineral indus-
Lectures and seminars concerning the history and philosophy
try overview, deposit economics, target selection, deposit
of the science of geology; emphasis on the historical devel-
modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
opment of basic geologic concepts. 3 hours lecture and semi-
environmental issues, program planning, proposal develop-
nar; 3 semester hours. Required of all doctoral candidates in
ment. Team development and presentation of an exploration
department. Offered alternate years. Spring 2001.
proposal. Prerequisite: GEOL515, GEOL516, or equivalent.
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crys-
Offered when student demand is sufficient.
tallography, and physical properties. Systematic treatments of
GEGN527/CHGC527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF
structural representation, defects, mineral stability and phase
FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of
transitions, solid solutions, substitution mechanisms, and
organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and
advanced methods of mineral identification and characteriza-
modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological
tion. Applications of principles using petrological and envi-
origin of the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis
ronmental examples. Prerequisites: GEOL321, DCGN 209 or
on contributions of microorganisms to the nature of these
equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
deposits. Biochemical and thermal changes which convert
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years. Fall 2001.
the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale, tar sand,
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS - MAG-
coal, and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
MATIC AND SYNGENETIC ORES (I) Time-space aspects
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic
of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local geological
matter in the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas
evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the formation of
source potential will be discussed. Laboratory exercises
ore magmas and fluids within tectonic and stratigraphic frame-
will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source rock
works, and to the development of favorable ore-forming
and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
environments. Emphasis will be placed on processes respon-
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
sible for ore genesis in magmatic systems, such as layered
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 2003.
complexes, carbonatites and pegmatites, and on the subma-
GEGN528/MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (II) Role of
rine hydrothermal processes responsible for syndepositional
geology and the geologist in the development and production
deposits in volcanic and sedimentary terrains, including mas-
stages of a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining oper-
sive base and precious metal sulfide ores. Ore deposits in
ation sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve es-
certain sedimentary rocks, including copper, paleoplacer
timation, economic evaluation, permitting, support functions.
gold-uranium, marine evaporite, barite, and phosphate ores
Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation exercises, and
are considered in context of their generative environments and
term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or
processes. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent
permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years when student
GEOL516. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS - EPIGE-
demand is sufficient.
NETIC HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS (II) Time-space
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION (I) Clay mineral
aspects of metallogenesis in relation to regional and local geo-
structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
logical evolution of the earth. Processes leading to the gener-
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface
ation of metalliferous hydrothermal mineralizing solutions
area and charge), geological occurrence, controls on their sta-
within tectonic and lithologic frameworks, and to the devel-
bilities. Principles of X-ray diffraction, including sample
opment of favorable ore-forming environments. Emphasis
preparation techniques, data collection and interpretation,
will be placed on processes responsible for ore genesis in mag-
and clay separation and treatment methods. The use of scan-
matic-hydrothermal systems such as porphyry copper-molyb-
ning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution and
denum-gold deposits, epithermal precious metal deposits,
morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
metamorphogenetic gold deposits, volcanic and sedimentary
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEGN206 or equivalent, or
rock-hosted epigenetic base metal ores and epigenetic sedi-
consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab; 1 semester
mentary-rock hosted and unconformity-related uranium de-
hour.
posits. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or equivalent, or consent of
instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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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 information 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.
agery, and imaging spectroscopy. Survey of applications to
GEGN574. GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS OF WASTE DIS-
geology and global change. Lab interpretation of remote
POSAL (II) Analysis and review of the legal and technical
sensing imagery and introduction to digital image processing.
problems surrounding the shallow land burial of waste
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
materials, with special emphasis on hazardous solid waste.
GEOL546. GEOLOGIC APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE
Methods of investigation of new and abandoned or inactive
SENSING (II) Application of remote sensing to regional geo-
waste sites. Measurement of contaminant movement in the
logic studies and to mineral and energy resource assessments.
ground, design of contaminant and monitoring systems, case
Study of remote sensing techniques, including spectral analy-
histories of field performance, and current research findings.
sis, lineament analysis, and digital image processing. Reviews
Prerequisite: GEGN468 and EGGN361/EGGN363. 3 hours
of case studies and current literature. Student participation in
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years, Spring 2004.
discussion required. Prerequisite: GEOL545 or consent of in-
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFOR-
structor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geographic
GEGN570. CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
Information Systems (GIS) and their applications to all areas
NEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Case histories in
of geology and geological engineering. Lecture topics in-
geological and geotechnical engineering, ground water, and
clude: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation
waste management problems. Students are assigned prob-
models, data input and verification, data analysis and spatial
lems and must recommend solutions and/or prepare defend-
modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods of
able work plans. Discussions center on the role of the
GIS evaluation and selection. Laboratories will use Macin-
geological engineer in working with government regulators,
tosh and DOS-based personal computer systems for GIS
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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:
DCGN209 and GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of in-
GEGN578. GIS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) Project imple-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentation of GIS analysis. Projects may be undertaken by in-
dividual students, or small student teams. Documentation of
GEGN/GEOL598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
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 analysis. 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-
GEOL580/GPGN580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Vari-
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petroleum
GEOL599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
and geothermal energy production, building water reservoirs
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This course will
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
help students understand the characteristics and physical
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity induced in
GEOL605. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL AND TECTONIC
various situations. Students will read published reports and ob-
PRINCIPLES (I) Seminar discussions on geotectonic prin-
jectively analyze the seismological and ancillary data therein
ciples, mountain patterns and cycles, type regional and areal
to decide if the causative agent was man or natural processes.
studies in tectonic style. Comparative tectonics. Includes
Prerequisites: Undergraduate geology and physics. 3 hours lec-
field work in nearby areas on specific tectonic problems, re-
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
view of recent literature, and tectonic analysis in mineral and
GEGN581. ADVANCED GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
fuel exploration. Prerequisite: GEOL309. 2 hours lecture and
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning
seminar, 3 hours field; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
the theory, measurement, and estimation of ground water
years, Fall 2005.
parameters, fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods
GEOL606. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (RE-
of well hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods. Prerequi-
GIONAL) (II) Seminar discussion of the world’s main tec-
site: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
tonic provinces using modern methods of tectonic analysis;
mester hours.
includes discussion of typical structures for each province
and thorough review of recent literature. Assigned reports on
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analysis of regional structural patterns and their possible re-
develop individual field mapping and interpretation projects.
production experimentally. Prerequisite: GEOL605. 3 hours
Prerequisites: GEGN438, GEOL501 or equivalents. 3 hours
lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered alternate
years, Spring 2004.
years. Fall 2003.
GEOL607. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I, II) Recent geologic
GEOL615. GEOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROTHERMAL
ideas and literature reviewed. Preparation and oral presenta-
MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Detailed study of the geochem-
tion of short papers. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour. Re-
istry of selected hydrothermal mineral deposits. Theory and
quired of all geology candidates for advanced degrees during
application of stable isotopes as applied to mineral deposits.
their enrollment on campus.
Origin and nature of hydrothermal fluids and the mechanisms
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (II)
of transport and deposition of ore minerals. Review of wall-
Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemi-
rock alteration processes. Fundamental solution chemistry
cal, physical, biological and geological processes and their
and the physical chemistry of hydrothermal fluids. Prerequi-
relation to modern concepts of oil/gas generation (including
site: GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
source rock deposition and maturation), and migration/
lecture; 3 semester hours.
accumulation (including that occurring under hydrodynamic
GEOL616. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS (II) Re-
conditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and pre-
views of current literature and research regarding selected
dictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain
topics in mineral deposits. Group discussion and individual
areas. In addition to lecture attendance, course work involves
participation expected. May be repeated for credit if different
review of topical papers and solution of typical problems.
topics are involved. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: GEGN438 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL
GEOL611. DYNAMIC STRATIGRAPHY (I) Keynote lec-
PHASE EQUILIBRIA (I) Basic thermodynamics applied to
tures and a seminar series on the dynamics of depositional
natural geologic systems. Evaluation of mineral-vapor min-
systems; understanding the dynamics of the depositional
eral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution equilibria with
processes, depositional environments and how they behave in
special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems. Ex-
changing sea-level and sediment and sediment supply condi-
perimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application of
tions; from basic processes to sequence stratigraphy of the
phase diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An emphasis
siliciclasti systems. Field trips and report required. Prereq-
will be placed on problem solving rather than basic theory.
uisite: GEOL 314 or equivalent, or GEOL 501. 3 hours lec-
Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent or consent of instruc-
ture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
GEOL613. GEOLOGIC RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZA-
years; Fall 2003.
TION (I or II) Principles and practice of characterizing
GEOL618. EVOLUTION OF ORE DEPOSITS (II) The
petroleum reservoirs using geologic and engineering data,
evolutionary changes in major types of ore deposits through
including well logs, sample descriptions, routine and special
time are described, and the causative changes in their geo-
core analysis 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.
tailed characterizations, which then are used to solve practi-
In this context ore deposits are of interest not only for their
cal oil and gas field problems. Prerequisites: GEGN438,
commercial value, but scientifically, as additional guides
GEOL501, GEOL505/605 or equivalents. 3 hours lecture;
to the earth’s evolutionary development through 4 billion
3 semester hours.
years of earth history. Prerequisite: GEGN401, GEOL515,
GEOL614. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY OF DEEP-WATER
GEOL516 or equivalents or consent of instructor. 3 hours
CLASTIC DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS (I) Course com-
lectures and/or seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
bines local and regional deep-water sedimentology, sequence
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS (II)
stratigraphy, reservoir geology, interpretation of outcrops,
Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and
reflection seismic records, cores and well logs. Focus is on
mudrocks. Relationship of compositions and textures of
depositional processes, facies and their interpretation within
provenance, environment of deposition, and burial history.
deep-water depositional systems, turbidite models and their
Development of porosity and permeability. Laboratory exer-
evolution, control of reservoir characteristics and perform-
cises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-ray
ance, turbidites within a sequence stratigraphic framework,
diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to
and the global occurrence of turbidite reservoirs. Laboratory
examine detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving
exercises on seismic, well log, and core interpretation. Seven
petrographic analysis of samples selected by student. Pre-
day field trip to study classic turbidites in Arkansas and to
requisites: GEGN206 , GEOL321 or equivalent or consent of
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instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semes-
origin and evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of
ter hours. Offered on demand.
volcanism to alteration and mineralization. Petrographic
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
study of selected suites of lava and pyroclastic rocks in the
PETROLOGY (II) Processes involved in the deposition of
laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour semi-
carbonate sediments with an emphasis on Recent environ-
nar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. Carbonate
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEOCHEM-
facies recognition through bio- and lithofacies analysis, three-
ISTRY(II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic approaches
dimensional geometries, sedimentary dynamics, sedimentary
to the study of diagenetic changes in carbonate sediments
structures, and facies associations. Laboratory stresses iden-
and rocks. Topics covered include major near-surface diage-
tification of Recent carbonate sediments and thin section
netic environments, subaerial exposure, dolomitization, burial
analysis of carbonate classification, textures, non-skeletal
diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria, and the carbonate
and biogenic constituents, diagenesis, and porosity evolution.
geochemistry of trace elements and stable isotopes. Labora-
Prerequisite: GEGN321 and GEGN206 or consent of instruc-
tory stresses thin section recognition of diagenetic textures
tor. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and geochemical/isotopic
GEOL625. ADVANCED METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
approaches to diagenetic problems. Prerequisite: GEOL624
(I) Metamorphic processes and concepts, emphasizing
or equivalent or consent of instructor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/
physical and chemical controls in the development of mineral
seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
assemblages. Petrographic examination of rock suites from
GEGN669. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
representative metamorphic zones and facies. Emphasis
HYDROGEOLOGY Review of current literature and re-
on the interrelationships of crystallization and deformation
search regarding selected topics in hydrogeology. Group dis-
and an interpretation of metamorphic history. Prerequisite:
cussion and individual participation. Guest speakers and field
GEGN 307 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and
trips may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: Con-
seminar, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
sent of instructor. 1 to 2 semester hours; may be repeated for
years; Fall 2002.
credit with consent of instructor.
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (I)
GEGN670. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis,
NEERING Review of current literature and research regard-
evolution, and emplacement of tectonically and geochemi-
ing selected topics in engineering geology. Group discussion
cally diverse volcanic and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic
and individual participation. Guest speakers and field trips
controls on igneous activity and petrochemistry. Petrographic
may be incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: Consent of
study of igneous suites, mineralized and non-mineralized,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL321,
GEGN671. LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS
GEGN206. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
& MITIGATION Geological investigation, analysis, and de-
Offered alternate years; Fall 2003.
sign of natural rock and soil slopes and mitigation of unstable
GEOL642. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Field program operated
slopes. Topics include landslide types and processes, trigger-
concurrently with GEGN316 field camp to familiarize the
ing mechanisms, mechanics of movements, landslide investi-
student with basic field technique, geologic principles, and
gation and characterization, monitoring and instrumentation,
regional geology of Rocky Mountains. Prerequisite: Under-
soil slope stability analysis, rock slope stability analysis, rock
graduate degree in geology and GEGN316 or equivalent.
fall analysis, stabilization and risk reduction measures. Pre-
During summer field session; 1 to 3 semester hours.
requisites: GEGN468, EGGN 361, MNGN321, (or equiva-
GEOL643. GRADUATE FIELD SEMINARS (I, II, S) Spe-
lents) or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
cial advanced field programs emphasizing detailed study of
hours.
some aspects of geology. Normally conducted away from the
GEGN672. ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS (II) Geological
Golden campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to Ph.D. or advanced
analysis, design, and stabilization of natural soil and rock
M.S. candidates. Usually taken after at least one year of
slopes and rock foundations; computer modeling of slopes;
graduate residence. Background requirements vary accord-
use of specialized methods in earth construction. Prerequi-
ing to nature of field study. Consent of instructor and depart-
site: GEGN468, EGGN361/EGGN363 and MNGN321.
ment head is required. Fees are assessed for field and living
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be
GEGN675. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC IN-
repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
FORMATION SYSTEMS (I, II) Review of current develop-
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY (II) Assigned readings and
ments and research in specific advanced topics concerning
seminar discussions on volcanic processes and products.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and their
Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineer-
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes,
ing. Topics will include 3-dimensional data systems, the
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problems of 3-dimensional data structures, visualization and
GEGN585 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/computer
rendering of complex geological objects, interactions with
lab; 3 semester hours.
analytical models, and the capabilities of new software and
GEGN685. APPLIED GROUND-WATER MODELING
hardware. Prerequisites: GEGN575 and consent of instructor.
PROBLEM SOLVING (I, II) Approach to and resolution of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
technical ground-water modeling problems from industrial
GEGN681. VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (II) Study of
applications. Conceptual analysis taught via Socratic Dialectic.
the physics of unsaturated groundwater flow and contami-
Students reproduce, analyze, and resolve each problem. Each
nant transport. Fundamental processes and data collection
class offers new problems and learning experiences, thus the
methods will be presented. The emphasis will be on analytic
course can be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
solutions to the unsaturated flow equations and analysis of
By successful completion of this course, students earn certifi-
field data. Application to non-miscible fluids, such as gaso-
cation to advise on the International Ground Water Modeling
line, will be made. The fate of leaks from underground tanks
Center technical support line in a part-time employment mode.
will be analyzed. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or equivalent;
Prerequisite: GEGN583 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
Math through Differential Equations; or consent of instructor.
recitation alternate weeks; 3 hours lab every week; 2 semes-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
GEGN682. FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED
GEGN/GEOL698. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEO-
ROCK (I) Explores the application of hydrologic and engi-
LOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics classes,
neering principles to flow and transport in fractured rock.
taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, laboratory
Emphasis is on analysis of field data and the differences be-
and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
tween flow and transport in porous media and fractured rock.
and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
Teams work together throughout the semester to solve prob-
GEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
lems using field data, collect and analyze field data, and do
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY(I, II)
independent research in flow and transport in fractured rock.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
Prerequisites: GEGN581 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-
lecture; 3 credit hours. Offered alternate years; Fall 2001.
requisite: Approval of instructor and department head. Varia-
GEGN683. ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
ble credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(II) Flow and solute transport modeling including: 1) ad-
GEOL699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II).
vanced analytical modeling methods; 2) finite elements,
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
random-walk, and method of characteristics numerical meth-
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department.
ods; 3) discussion of alternative computer codes for model-
Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ing and presentation of the essential features of a number of
codes; 4) study of selection of appropriate computer codes
GEGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT -
for specific modeling problems; 5) application of models to
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field
ground water problems; and 6) study of completed modeling
and library work for the Master of Engineering report under
projects through literature review, reading and discussion.
supervision of the student’s advisory committee.
Prerequisite: GEOL/CHGC509 or GEGN583, and GEGN585
GEOL701. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE,
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
GEOLOGY (I, II, S) Laboratory, field, and library work for
mester hours.
the Master’s thesis under supervision of the student’s advisory
GEGN684. CHEMICAL MODELING OF AQUEOUS SYS-
committee.
TEMS (II) Provides theoretical background and practical
GEGN702. GRADUATE THESIS - MASTER OF SCIENCE,
experience in the application of chemical equilibrium and re-
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Laboratory, field,
action path models to problems in diverse fields of theoreti-
and library work for the Master’s thesis under supervision of
cal and applied aqueous geochemistry. Advanced topics in
the student’s advisory committee. Required of candidates for
aqueous geochemistry are presented and subsequently inves-
the degree of Master of Science (Geological Engineering).
tigated using computer simulation approaches. Includes
GEGN/GEOL703. GRADUATE THESIS - DOCTOR OF
hands-on experience with the software EQ3/6. Instruction is
PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Conducted under the supervision of
provided in the use of basic UNIX commands. The course
student’s doctoral committee.
progressively builds user ability through a wide variety of
applications including problems in thermodynamic data
GEGN/GEOL704 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
quality evaluation, ore deposition, sediment diagenesis,
MASTER OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit
groundwater evolution, contaminant geochemistry, leachate
hours required for completion of the degree Master of Engi-
generation, and enhanced oil recovery treatments. Course
neering - thesis. Engineering design must be carried out
ends with student presentations of a chemical modeling
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty
study applied to a problem of their choosing. Prerequisite:
advisor.
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GEGN/GEOL705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
Geophysics
MASTER OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
for completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Re-
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
search must be carried out under the direct supervision of the
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Geophysics
GEGN/GEOL706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT:
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
MAX PEETERS, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours re-
Borehole Geophysics
quired for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy.
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
Research must be carried out under direct supervision of the
Exploration Science
graduate student’s faculty advisor.
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
Geochemcial Exploration
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Dean of Graduate
GEGX571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION (I)
Studies
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their
LIZET B. CHRISTIANSEN, Assistant Professor
discovery. Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical in-
PAUL SAVA, Assistant Professor
terpretation of data of soils, stream sediments, vegetation,
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
and rock in connection with field problems. Term report re-
Emeritus Professor
quired. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture,
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Emeritus Professor
GEGX633. LITHOGEOCHEMICAL MINERAL EXPLO-
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Research Associate Professor
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
RATION (II) Principles and application of primary disper-
MANIKA PRASAD, Research Associate Professor
sion to the search for metallic mineral deposits. Evaluation
FENG SU, Research Associate Professor
of the design, sampling, analytical, and interpretational tech-
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professor
niques used in lithogeochemical exploration. Practical labora-
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
tory exercises. Term projects required. Prerequisite: GXGN571,
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEGN401 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PIETER HOEKSTRA, Distinguished Senior Scientist
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
THOMAS R. LAFEHR, Distinguished Senior Scientist
years, on demand.
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
ADEL ZOHDY, Distinguished Senior Scientist
GEGX635. SURFICIAL EXPLORATION GEOCHEM-
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
ISTRY (II) Secondary dispersion processes (mechanical and
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Emeritus Professor
chemical) applied to the search for metalliferous mineral
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
deposits. A variety of sampling media, analytical procedures,
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
and interpretive techniques are evaluated. Landscape geo-
Degrees Offered
chemistry framework for exploration program design. Pre-
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
requisite: GEGX571 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Geosciences
A course in geomorphology recommended. 3 hours
lecture/seminar/lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
years, on demand.
Master of Science (Geophysics)
GEGX637. ADVANCED STUDIES IN EXPLORATION
Master of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Individual special investigations
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics)
of a laboratory or field problem in exploration geochemistry
under the direction of a member of staff. Work on the same
Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysical Engineering)
or a different topic may be continued through later semesters
Program Description
and additional credits earned. Prerequisite: GEGX571 and
Geophysicists study and explore the Earth’s interior
consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
through physical measurements collected at the earth’s sur-
face, in boreholes, from aircraft, and from satellites. Using a
combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
hydrology, and computer science, a geophysicist analyzes
these measurements to infer properties and processes within
the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive imaging beneath
the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
analogous to non-invasive imaging of the interior of the
human body by medical specialists.
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The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) is a research group
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
with a total of four faculty members from the Department
home to all its inhabitants. Therefore, geophysics and geo-
of Geophysics. With research sponsored by some 30 com-
physical engineering have important roles to play in the solu-
panies worldwide in the petroleum-exploration industry,
tion of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
plus U.S. government agencies, CWP emphasizes the de-
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for
velopment of theoretical and computational methods for
Earth’s growing population, evaluating sites for underground
imaging of the Earth’s subsurface, primarily through use
construction and containment of hazardous waste, monitor-
of the reflection seismic method. Researchers have been
ing non-invasively the aging infrastructures (natural gas
involved in forward and inverse problems of wave propa-
pipelines, water supplies, telecommunication conduits, trans-
gation as well as data processing for data obtained where
portation networks) of developed nations, mitigating the
the subsurface is complex, specifically where it is both
threat of geohazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides,
heterogeneous and anisotropic. Further information about
avalanches) to populated areas, contributing to homeland
CWP can be obtained at http://www.cwp.mines.edu.
security (including detection and removal of unexploded
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) integrates the
ordnance and land mines), evaluating changes in climate and
acquisition and interpretation of multicomponent, three-
managing humankind’s response to them, and exploring
dimensional seismic reflection and downhole data, with
other planets.
the geology and petroleum engineering of existing oil
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
fields, in an attempt to understand the complex properties
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
of petroleum reservoirs. Like CWP, RCP is a multidiscipli-
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
nary group with faculty members from Geophysics, Petro-
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large
leum Engineering, and Geology. More information about
construction projects and waste-management operations.
RCP can be obtained at http://www.mines.edu/academic/
Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
geophysics/rcp.
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants.
The Physical Acoustics Laboratory (PAL). Members of the
On the global scale, geophysicists employed by universities
Physical Acoustics Laboratory engage in research and
and government agencies (such as the United States Geo-
teaching in state-of-the-art laser and microwave-based
logical Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic and
measurements of wave propagation in heterogeneous and
Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such Earth
fractured media, the origins of anelasticity, vibrational and
processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, ther-
optical properties of soft condensed matter, the surface
mal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past
physics of poroelastic media, as well as the development
decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found
of novel sensors for non-contacting measurements. Exam-
employment in their chosen field, with about 20% choosing
ples of the kinds of materials we work with include rocks,
to pursue graduate studies.
colloids, engineered composites, and glass-forming hydro-
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
carbons. In addition to fundamental scientific studies the
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected around
lab draws applications from seismology, rock physics, re-
the world for its programs in applied geophysical research and
mote sensing and humanitarian de-mining. For more infor-
education. With 20 active faculty members and small class
mation, see http://acoustics.mines.edu/.
sizes, students receive individualized attention in a close-knit
The Rock Physics Laboratory conducts research on the phys-
environment. Given the interdisciplinary nature of geophysics,
ical properties of rocks having varying porosity, permea-
the graduate curriculum requires students to become thoroughly
bility and fluid content. These properties are measured at
familiar with geological, mathematical, and physical theory,
various temperatures and pressures to simulate reservoir
in addition to exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of
conditions.
the various geophysical methodologies.
The Environmental Geophysics Group investigates the uses
Research Emphasis
of complex resistivity and ground-penetrating radar for the
The Department conducts research in a wide variety
characterization of contaminated soils.
of areas mostly related, but not restricted, to applied geo-
physics. Candidates interested in the research activities of a
The Gravity and Magnetic Research Consortium carries out
specific faculty member are encouraged to obtain a copy of
industry sponsored research in modeling, processing, and
the Department’s view book and to contact that faculty mem-
inversion of gravity and magnetic data. The emphasis is to
ber directly. To give prospective candidates an idea of the
develop efficient methods for imaging subsurface struc-
types of research activities available in geophysics at CSM,
tures by inverting surface, airborne, and borehole observa-
a list of the recognized research groups operating within the
tions to infer the below-ground distributions of density or
Department of Geophysics is given below.
magnetization, together with their structural boundaries.
Developing fast forward-modeling techniques for calculat-
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ing the gravity, gravity gradient, and magnetic fields from
7. Have demonstrated they are capable of completing the
a given distribution of density or magnetization is an inte-
scientific and engineering problem-solving process
gral part of the research.
from beginning to end.
The Center for Petrophysics (CENPET) is an interdisciplinary
8. Can communicate scientific concepts, problems and so-
facility that performs research and education in all aspects
lutions effectively in oral and written English.
of petrophysics ranging from acoustic measurements on
9. Can present and defend their ideas effectively in public
core material for the calibration of seismic surveys to the
forums and debate.
design of new borehole instruments to measure climato-
logical parameters in the ice of the Antarctic. CENPET is
In addition to the above, at the Doctor of Philosophy
dedicated to understanding the properties of the materials
(Ph.D.) level, the Department of Geophysics strives to gradu-
in the earth and how geophysical observations can be used
ate students who:
to predict these properties. Several departments (Geology,
10. Can teach college-level scientific and engineering
Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Mathematics, and
concepts.
Geophysics) cooperate in the center. For more information
11. Can conceive, plan and write proposals to fund research.
consult http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/petrophysics
12. Can publish in the peer-reviewed scientific and engi-
Program Requirements
neering literature.
The Department offers both traditional, research-oriented
graduate programs and a non-thesis professional education
13. Can communicate scientific concepts in a discipline
program designed to meet specific career objectives. The
outside geophysics.
program of study is selected by the student, in consultation
14. Can communicate scientific concepts in a language
with an advisor, and with thesis committee approval, accord-
other than English.
ing to the student’s career needs and interests. Specific de-
15. Have a broad background in the fundamentals of sci-
grees, have specific requirements as detailed below.
ence and engineering in the earth sciences.
Geophysical Engineering Program Outcomes
Professional Masters in Mineral Exploration and Mining
Geophysical engineers and geophysicists must apply
Geosciences
quantitative techniques to analyze an entity as complex as the
This is a non-thesis, masters degree program jointly ad-
Earth. Geophysical graduates, therefore, require a special com-
ministered by Geology and Geological Engineering, Geo-
bination of traits and abilities to thrive in this discipline. The
chemistry, and Geophysics. Students gain admission to the
Department of Geophysics strives to graduate students who:
program by application to any of the sponsoring departments
1. Think for themselves and demonstrate the willingness
and acceptance through the normal procedures of that depart-
to question conventional formulations of problems, and
ment. This appendix lists course requirements and options.
are capable of solving these problems independently.
Requirements
2. Are creative and demonstrate the ability to conceive
A minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours may
and validate new hypotheses, new problem descrip-
be at the 400-level. All other credits toward the degree must
tions, and new methods for analyzing data.
be 500-level or above.
3. Are good experimentalists and have demonstrated the
u A 15 credit hour core program from the relevant depart-
ability to design and carry out a geophysical field sur-
ments consisting of:
vey or laboratory experiment and ensure that the
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design (3 hrs. Spring)
recorded data are of the highest-possible quality.
GEOL515 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Magmatic &
4. Can program a computer in a high-level language to
Syngenetic Ores (3 hrs. Fall) or
acquire, process, model and display scientific data.
GEOL516 Advanced Mineral Deposits-Epithermal
5. Can deal rationally with uncertainty and have demon-
Hydrothermal Systems (3 hrs. Spring) or
strated that they understand that geophysical data are
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Spring even years)
always incomplete and uncertain; can quantify the un-
GEGX571 Geochemical Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
certainty and recognize when it is not acceptable to
GPGN530 Applied Geophysics (3 hrs. Spring)
make decisions based on these data.
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment
6. Have demonstrated qualities that are the foundation of
Decision Methods (3 hrs. Spring) or
leadership; know the importance of taking risks, and
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics (3 hrs. Fall) or
are able to make good judgments about the level of risk
EBGN512 Macroeconomics (3 hrs. Spring) or
that is commensurate with their knowledge, experience,
MNGN585 Mining Economics (3 hrs. Spring even years)
and chance of failure; realize that failure is unavoidable
if you want to learn and grow.
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u 15 additional credit hours must be selected from the fol-
study in the student’s home department or additional course
lowing list. Selection of courses will be undertaken by the
work from the list above.
student in consultation with their degree committee con-
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
sisting of three faculty from the respective programs that
This is a multi-disciplinary, non-thesis masters degree for
have admitted the student (GC, GE, GP, MN):
students interested in working as geoscience professionals in
Geochemistry:
the petroleum industry. The Departments of Geophysics,
GEGX633 Lithgeochemical Mineral Exploration
Petroleum Engineering, and Geology and Geological Engi-
(3 hrs. Spring)
neering share oversight for the Professional Masters in Petro-
GEGX635 Surficial Exploration Geochemistry (3 hrs Spring)
leum Reservoir Systems program through a committee
Geology and Geological Engineering:
consisting of one faculty member from each department.
GEOL404 Ore Microscopy (3 hrs.)
Students gain admission to the program by application to any
GEOL498 Field Methods in Economic Geology (3 hrs)
of the three sponsoring departments. Students are adminis-
GEOL505 Applied Structural Geology (3 hrs. Spring)
tered by that department into which they first matriculate. A
GEOL509 Introduction to Aqueous Geochemistry (3 hrs. Fall)
minimum of 36 hours of course credit is required to complete
GEGN518 Mineral Exploration (3 hrs. Fall)
the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
GEGN528 Mining Geology (3 hrs. Fall)
program. Up to 9 credits may be earned by 400 level courses.
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis (3 hrs. Fall)
All other credits toward the degree must be 500 level or
GEOL545 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hrs. Spring)
above. At least 9 hours must consist of:
GEOL575 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hrs. Fall)
(1) 1 course selected from the following:
Geophysics:
GPGN419/PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
GPGN507 Near-Surface Field Methods (3 hrs. Fall)
Evaluation
GPGN509 Physical and Chemical Properties and Processes
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
in Rock, Soil, and Fluids (3 hrs. Fall)
(2) 2 courses selected from the following:
GPGN510 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration (3 hrs. Spring)
GPGN511 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Pe-
(4 hrs. Spring, even years)
troleum Design
GPGN520 Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
(4 hrs. Fall, odd years)
and Development
GPGN521 Advanced Electrical and Electromagnetic
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
Exploration (4 hrs. Spring, even years)
and Development
GPGN540 Mining Geophysics (3 hrs. Fall)
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
Economics and Business:
from the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the 3
(3 hrs. Spring)
participating departments, or other courses approved by the
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study,
(3 hrs. Spring)
including an industry project.
EBGN541 International Trade (3 hrs. Spring)
Master of Science Degrees: Geophysics and Geophysical
EBGN575 Advanced Mineral Asset Valuation (3 hrs. Fall)
Engineering
EBGN580 Exploration Economics (3 hrs. Fall)
Students may obtain a Master of Science Degree in either
Environmental Science and Engineering:
Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both degrees have
ESGN 456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
the same coursework and thesis requirements, as described
(3 hrs. Fall)
below. Students are normally admitted into the Master of Sci-
ESGN 500 Principles of Environmental Chemistry
ence in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would
(4 hrs. Fall)
like to obtain the Master of Science in Geophysical Engineer-
ESGN 502 Environmental Law (3 hrs. Fall)
ing, the course work and thesis topic must meet the following
requirements. Note that these requirements are in addition to
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering:
those associated with the Master of Science in Geophysics.
MTGN429 Metallurgical Environment (3 hrs. Spring)
MTGN431 Hydro- and Electrometallurgy (2 hrs. Spring)
u Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
MTGN432 Pyrometallurgy (3 hrs. Spring)
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
Other courses may be selected from the CSM offerings
considered as engineering is determined by the Geo-
with the approval of representatives from the administering
physics faculty at large.
departments or program. 6 credit hours may be independent
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u Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
u Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
CSM or while at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
engineering coursework. What constitutes coursework
For either Master of Science degree, a minimum of 26
considered as engineering is determined by the Geo-
course credits is required accompanied by a minimum of 12
physics faculty at large.
credits of graduate research. While individual courses consti-
u Within the opinion of the Geophysics faculty at large,
tuting the degree are determined by the student, and approved
the student’s dissertation topic must be appropriate for
by their advisor and thesis committee, courses applied to all
inclusion as part of an Engineering degree.
M.S. degrees must satisfy the following criteria:
For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), at least 72
u All course, research, transfer, residence, and thesis re-
credits beyond the Bachelors degree are required. No fewer
quirements are as described in Registration and Tuition
than 24 research credits are required. Up to 36 course credits
Classification and Graduate Degrees and Requirements
can be awarded by the candidate’s Ph.D. Thesis Committee
sections of this document.
for completion of a thesis-based Master’s Degree at another
u All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400 (sen-
institution. While individual courses constituting the degree
ior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill deficien-
are determined by the student, and approved by the student’s
cies, as described below, may be 300 level and lower,
advisor and committee, courses applied to all Ph.D. degrees
but these cannot be applied to the course credit require-
must satisfy the following criteria:
ments of the degree.
u All course, research, minor degree programs, transfer,
u The student’s advisor and committee may require ful-
residence, and thesis requirements are as described in
fillment of all or some program deficiencies as de-
Registration and Tuition Classification and Graduate
scribed below. Credits used to fulfill program
Degrees and Requirements sections of this document.
deficiencies are not included in the minimum required
u All credits applied to the thesis must be at the 400
credits needed to obtain the M.S. Degree.
(senior) level or above. Courses required to fulfill de-
u Students must include the following courses in their
ficiencies, as described below, may be 300 level and
Master degree program
lower, but these cannot be applied to the course credit
requirements of the degree.
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication
(1 credit)
u The student’s advisor and committee may require
GPGN581 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
fulfillment of all or some program deficiencies as de-
GPGN705 – Graduate Research – Master of Science
scribed below. Credits used to fulfill program deficien-
(12 credits in addition to the required 26 course
cies are not included in the minimum required credits
credits).
needed to obtain the Ph.D. Degree.
As described in the Master of Science, Thesis and Thesis
u Students must include the following courses in their
Defense section of this bulletin, all M.S. candidates must
Ph.D. program
successfully defend their M.S. thesis in an open oral Thesis
LICM515 – Professional Oral Communication (1 credit)
Defense. The guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by
GPGN681 – Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
the Department of Geophysics follow those outlined in the
GPGN706 – Graduate Research – Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of
(minimum 24 credits)
Geophysics requires students submit the final draft of their
Choose two of the following:
written thesis to their Thesis Committee no less than two
SYGN501 – The Art of Science (1 credit)
weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
SYGN600 – Fundamentals of College Teaching
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees:
(2 credits)
Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
LAIS601 – Academic Publishing (2 or 3 credits)
Students may obtain a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in
u Students are also required to participate in a practical
either Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering. Both degrees
teaching experience.
have the same coursework and thesis requirements, as de-
In the Doctoral program, students must demonstrate the
scribed below. Students are normally admitted into the Ph.D.
potential for successful completion of independent research
in Geophysics program. If, however, a student would like to
and enhance the breadth of their expertise by completing a
obtain the Ph.D. in Geophysical Engineering, the course
Doctoral Research Qualifying Examination no later than two
work and thesis topic must meet the following requirements.
years from the date of enrollment in the program. An exten-
Note that these requirements are in addition to those associ-
sion of one additional year may be petitioned by students
ated with the Ph.D. in Geophysics.
through their Thesis Committees.
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In the Department of Geophysics, the Doctoral Research
u In addition, candidates in the Doctoral program are
Qualifying Examination consists of the preparation, presen-
expected to have no less than one year of college level
tation, and defense of one research project and a thesis pro-
or two years of high school courses in a single foreign
posal. The research project and thesis proposal used in this
language.
process must conform to the standards posted on the Depart-
Candidates not prepared in one or more of these areas may
ment of Geophysics web site.
be admitted into the program if their background and demon-
As described in the Doctor of Philosophy, Thesis Defense
strated talents give reasonable expectation that they can over-
section of this bulletin, all Ph.D. candidates must successfully
come deficiencies during their graduate career.
defend their Ph.D. thesis in an open oral Thesis Defense. The
Description of Courses
guidelines of the Thesis Defense enforced by the Department
of Geophysics follow those outlined in the Graduate Bulletin,
GPGN404. DIGITAL ANALYSIS (I) The fundamentals of
with one exception. The Department of Geophysics requires
one-dimensional digital signal processing as applied to geo-
students submit the final draft of their written thesis to their
physical investigations are studied. Students explore the
Thesis Committee no less than two weeks prior to the thesis
mathematical background and practical consequences of the
defense date.
sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and
Fourier transforms, windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed
Acceptable Thesis Formats
on applying the knowledge gained in lecture to exploring
In addition to traditional dissertations, the Department of
practical signal processing issues. This is done through
Geophysics also accepts dissertations that are compendia of
homework and in-class practicum assignments requiring the
papers published or submitted to peer-reviewed journals. The
programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
following guidelines are applied by the Department in deter-
Prerequisites: MACS213, MACS315, and PHGN311, or con-
mining the suitability of a thesis submitted as a series of writ-
sent of instructor. Knowledge of a computer programming
ten papers.
language is assumed. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester
u All papers included in the dissertation must have a
hours.
common theme, as approved by a student’s thesis
GPGN414. GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION
committee.
(II) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea
u Papers should be submitted for inclusion in a disserta-
surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of observed
tion in a common format and typeset.
gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential field effects
u In addition to the individual papers, students must pre-
of geologic distributions. Methods and limitations of inter-
pare abstract, introduction, discussion, and conclusions
pretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
sections of the thesis that tie together the individual
lab; 4 semester hours.
papers into a unified dissertation.
GPGN419/PEGN419.WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMA-
u A student’s thesis committee might also require the
TION EVALUATION (I) The basics of core analysis and the
preparation and inclusion of various appendices with
principles of all common borehole instruments are reviewed.
the dissertation in support of the papers prepared ex-
The course shows (computer) interpretation methods that
plicitly for publication.
combine the measurements of various borehole instruments
to determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability,
Graduate Program Background Requirements
hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash-con-
All graduate programs in Geophysics require that appli-
tent, mechanical strength, and acoustic velocity. The impact
cants have a background that includes the equivalent of ade-
of these parameters on reserves estimates of hydrocarbon
quate undergraduate preparation in the following areas:
reservoirs and mineral accumulations is demonstrated. Pre-
u Mathematics – Linear Algebra or Linear Systems, Dif-
requisite: MACS315, GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN308.
ferential Equations, Computer Programming
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
u Physics – Classical Physics
GPGN422. METHODS OF ELECTRICAL PROSPECTING
u Geology – Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
(I) In-depth study of the application of electrical and electro-
magnetic methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil
u Geophysics – Geophysical Field Methods and courses
and gas exploration, and groundwater. Laboratory work with
that include theory and application in three of the
scale and mathematical models coupled with field work over
following areas: gravity/magnetics, seismic, electical/
areas of known geology. Prerequisite: GPGN308 or consent
electromagnetics, borehole geophysics, and physics of
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
the earth
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
core analysis and the principles of all common borehole in-
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
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instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
GPGN470/GEOL 470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral ac-
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
cumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as ver-
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of appli-
tical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are
cation are presented from a systems perspective. Guest
emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and cased
lecturers from academia, industry, and government agencies
hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented
present case studies focusing on applications, which vary
in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course material
from semester to semester. Students do independent term
and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises. Prerequisites:
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
MACS315, GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN308. 3 hours
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Only one of the two
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS315, GEOL308
courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/PEGN419 can be taken
or GEOL 309, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
for credit.
mester hours
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II)
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical surveys
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be arranged
related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic, and
between student and individual faculty member who will
electrical observations. Students participate in designing the
serve as an advisor, subject to department head approval.
appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observations,
Prerequisites: GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, and com-
reducing the observations, and interpreting these observa-
pletion of or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method
tions in the context of the geological model defined from the
courses in the general topic area of the project design. Credit
geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or GEOL309,
variable, 1 to 3 hours. Course can be retaken once.
GEOL314, GPGN302, GPGN303, GPGN308, GPGN315 or
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (II)
consent of instructor. Up to 6 weeks field; up to 6 semester
GEGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETRO-
hours, minimum 4 hours.
LEUM DESIGN (II). This is a multidisciplinary design
GPGN494. PHYSICS OF THE EARTH (II) Students will
course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts in
explore the fundamental observations from which physical
geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
Earth’s origin, structure, and evolution. These observations
the disciplines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and
include traditional geophysical observations (e.g., seismic,
gas exploration and field development, including the devel-
gravity, magnetic, and radioactive) in addition to geochemi-
opment of a prospect in an exploration play a detailed engi-
cal, nucleonic, and extraterrestrial observations. Emphasis is
neering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written and
placed on not only cataloging the available data sets, but also
oral presentations are made throughout the semester. Project
on developing and testing quantitative models to describe
economics, including risk analysis, are an integral part of the
these disparate data sets. Prerequisites: GEOL201, GPGN302,
course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302 and GPGN303;
GPGN303, GPGN308, PHGN311, and MACS315, or con-
GE majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316, GEGN438;
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422, PEGN423,
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
3 semester hours.
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
GPGN452. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple inter-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
faces; energy relationships; attenuation factors, data process-
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
ing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and migration)
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
interpretation techniques including curved ray methods.
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of laboratory
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
model data; seismic processing using an interactive work-
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
station. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in
department. “Independent Study” form must be completed
GPGN404, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature
lab; 4 semester hours.
and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
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Graduate Courses
GPGN511. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the
EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory projects of interest
permission of the department and Dean of the Graduate
to class members; topics for lecture and laboratory selected
School. 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled
from the following: new methods for acquiring, processing,
in the Graduate School.
and interpreting gravity and magnetic data, methods for the
GPGN503/GEGN503/PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
solution of two- and three-dimensional potential field prob-
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work alone
lems, Fourier transforms as applied to gravity and magnetics,
and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and val-
the geologic implications of filtering gravity and magnetic
ley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
data, equivalent distributions, harmonic functions, inver-
course that shows students how to characterize and model
sions. Prerequisite: GPGN414 or consent of instructor.
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth-
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and field; 4 semester hours.
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
Offered spring semester, even years.
engineering. Activities include field trips, computer model-
GPGN519/PEGN 519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVAL-
ing, written exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequi-
UATION (II) A detailed review of well logging and other
site: GEOL501 or consent of instructors. 2 hours lecture,
formation evaluation methods will be presented, with the
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
emphasis on the imaging and characterization of hydrocarbon
GPGN504/GEGN504/PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
reservoirs. Advanced logging tools such as array induction,
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT (I) Students work in multi-
dipole sonic, and imaging tools will be discussed. The second
disciplinary teams to study practical problems and case studies
half of the course will offer in parallel sessions: for geologists
in integrated subsurface exploration and development. Stu-
and petroleum engineers on subjects such as pulsed neutron
dents will learn and apply methods and concepts from geol-
logging, nuclear magnetic resonance, production logging,
ogy, geophysics and petroleum engineering to timely design
and formation testing; for geophysicists on vertical seismic
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development.
profiling, cross well acoustics and electro-magnetic surveys.
Activities include field trips, computer modeling, written
Prerequisite: GPGN419/PEGN419 or consent of instructor.
exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: GPGN/
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN/PEGN503 or consent of instructors. 3 hours lecture
GPGN520. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, even
EXPLORATION (I) Electromagnetic theory. Instrumenta-
years.
tion. Survey planning. Processing of data. Geologic interpre-
GPGN507. NEAR-SURFACE FIELD METHODS (I)
tations. Methods and limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite:
Students design and implement data acquisition programs
GPGN308 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
for all forms of near-surface geophysical surveys. The result
lab; 4 semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years
of each survey is then modeled and discussed in the context
GPGN521. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRO-
of field design methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MAGNETIC EXPLORATION (II) Field or laboratory
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered fall
projects of interest to class members; topics for lecture and
semester, even years.
laboratory selected from the following: new methods for ac-
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
Physical and chemical properties and processes that are
three-dimensional EM problems, physical modeling, inte-
measurable with geophysical instruments are studied, includ-
grated inversions. Prerequisite: GPGN422 or GPGN520, or
ing methods of measurement, interrelationships between
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester
properties, coupled processes, and processes which modify
hours. 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-
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sites: PHGN100, PHGN200, MACS111. GEGN401 or con-
induced ground motions. Students interpret digital data from
sent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
globally distributed seismic stations. Prerequisite: GPGN452.
GPGN540. MINING GEOPHYSICS (I) Introduction to
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
gravity, magnetic, electric, radiometric and borehole tech-
odd years.
niques used by the mining industry in exploring for new de-
GPGN558. SEISMIC DATA INTERPRETATION (II) Prac-
posits. The course, intended for graduate geophysics students,
tical interpretation of seismic data used in exploration for
will emphasize the theoretical basis for each technique, the
hydrocarbons. Integration with other sources of geological
instrumentation used and data collection, processing and
and geophysical information. Prerequisite: GPGN452,
interpretation procedures specific to each technique. Pre-
GEOL501 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours
requisites: GPGN321, GPGN322, MACS111,MACS112,
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MACS213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN561. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I (I) Introduc-
GPGN551/MACS693. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
tion to basic principles underlying the processing of seismic
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
data for suppression of various types of noise. Includes the
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
rationale for and methods for implementing different forms
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
of gain to data, and the use of various forms of stacking for
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
noise suppression, such as diversity stacking of Vibroseis
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
data, normal-moveout correction and common-midpoint
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Statics
stacking, optimum-weight stacking, beam steering and the
estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple sup-
stack array. Also discussed are continuous and discrete one-
pression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation,
and two-dimensional data filtering, including Vibroseis cor-
imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and litho-
relation, spectral whitening, moveout filtering, data interpo-
logic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
lation, slant stacking, and the continuous and discrete Radon
seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent of de-
transform for enhancing data resolution and suppression of
partment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
multiples and other forms of coherent noise. Prerequisite:
GPGN552. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (I) Intro-
GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
duction to basic principles of elasticity including Hooke’s law,
ter hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
equation of motion, representation theorems, and reciprocity.
GPGN562. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING II (II) The stu-
Representation of seismic sources, seismic moment tensor,
dent will gain understanding of applications of deterministic
radiation from point sources in homogeneous isotropic
and statistical deconvolution for wavelet shaping, wavelet
media. Boundary conditions, reflection/transmission coeffi-
compression, and multiple suppression. Both reflection-based
cients of plane waves, plane-wave propagation in stratified
and refraction-based statistics estimation and correction for
media. Basics of wave propagation in attenuative media,
2-D and 3-D seismic data will be covered, with some atten-
brief description of seismic modeling methods. Prerequisite:
tion to problems where subsurface structure is complex. Also
GPGN452 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
for areas of complex subsurface structure, students will be
ter hours.
introduced to analytic and interactive methods of velocity
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
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from semester to semester. Students do independent term
ing questions are discussed: 1) the physical laws and examples
projects, under the supervision of a faculty member or guest
illustrating their application; 2) the physical properties of
lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
rocks and the influence of the medium on the field; 3) the
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MACS315, GEOL308
distribution of field generators in the medium; 4) the relevant
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
systems of field equations; 5) methods of solution of the
GPGN574. GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS (II) Descrip-
forward problems; 6) approximate methods of field calcula-
tion of world groundwater aquifers. Effects of water satura-
tion and their application in geophysics; 7) the behavior of
tion on the physical properties of rocks. Use of geophysical
the fields as they are applied in the main geophysical methods;
methods in the exploration, development and production of
8) the relationship between the fields and the geometric and
groundwater. Field demonstrations of the application of the
physical parameters of the medium. Prerequisite: GPGN583.
geophysical methods in the solution of some groundwater
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture,
GPGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
GPGN580/GEOL580/MNGN580. INDUCED SEISMICITY
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
(II) Earthquakes are sometimes caused by the activities of
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
man. These activities include mining and quarrying, petro-
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 598
leum and geothermal energy production, building water
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
reservoirs and dams, and underground nuclear testing. This
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
course will help students understand the characteristics and
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours.
physical causes of man-made earthquakes and seismicity
GPGN599. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS MS (I, II)
induced in various situations. Students will read published
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
reports and objectively analyze the seismological and ancil-
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
lary data therein to decide if the causative agent was man or
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
natural processes. Prerequisite: basic undergraduate geology
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
GPGN581. GRADUATE SEMINAR – MS (I, II) Presenta-
GPGN605. INVERSION THEORY (II) Introductory course
tion describing results of MS thesis research. All theses must
in inverting geophysical observations for inferring earth
be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
structure and processes. Techniques discussed include:
granted. Every MS student registers for GPGN581 only in
Monte-Carlo procedures, Marquardt-Levenburg optimiza-
his/her first semester in residence and receives a grade of
tion, and generalized linear inversion. In addition, aspects of
PRG. Thereafter, students must attend the weekly Heiland
probability theory, data and model resolution, uniqueness
Distinguished Lecture every semester in residence. The grade
considerations, and the use of a priori constraints are pre-
of PRG is changed to a letter grade after the student’s presen-
sented. Students are required to apply the inversion methods
tation of MS thesis research. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
described to a problem of their choice and present the results
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-
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tropic velocity-analysis and imaging methods, point-source
GPGN699. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION-PHD (I, II)
radiation and Green’s function in anisotropic media, inversion
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
and processing of multicomponent seismic data, shear-wave
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
splitting, and basics of seismic fracture characterization. Pre-
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
requisites: GPGN552 and GPGN553 or consent of instructor.
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered fall semester, even
nature and extent of project, not to exceed 6 semester hours.
years.
GPGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT –
GPGN658. SEISMIC MIGRATION (I) Seismic migration is
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
the process that converts seismograms, each recorded as a
library work for the Master of Engineering report under super-
function of time, to an image of the earth’s subsurface, which
vision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of can-
is a function of depth below the surface. The theoretical and
didates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semester
practical aspects of finite-difference, Kirchhoff, Fourier
hours upon completion of report.
transform, and other methods for migration are emphasized
GPGN701. GRADUATE THESIS – MASTER OF SCIENCE
with numerous computer programs and exercises. Prerequi-
(I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of Master of
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Science in Geophysics. 6 semester hours upon completion of
Offered fall semester, even years.
thesis.
GPGN660. MATHEMATICS OF SEISMIC IMAGING AND
GPGN703. GRADUATE THESIS – DOCTOR OF PHILOS-
MIGRATION (II) During the past 40 years geophysicists
OPHY (I, II, S) Required of candidates for the degree of
have developed many techniques (known collectively as
Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics. 30 semester hours.
“migration”) for imaging geologic structures deep within the
Earth’s subsurface. Beyond merely imaging strata, migration
GPGN704. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
can provide information about important physical properties
OF ENGINEERING Engineering design credit hours re-
of rocks, necessary for the subsequent drilling and develop-
quired for completion of the degree Master of Engineering -
ment of oil- and gas-bearing formations within the Earth. In
thesis. Engineering design must be carried out under the
this course the student will be introduced to the mathematical
direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
theory underlying seismic migration, in the context of “inverse
GPGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
scattering imaging theory.” The course is heavily oriented
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
toward problem solving. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
Offered spring semester, odd years.
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
GPGN681. GRADUATE SEMINAR – PHD (I, II) Presenta-
dent’s faculty advisor.
tion describing results of Ph.D. thesis research. All theses
GPGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
must be presented in seminar before corresponding degree is
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
granted. Every PhD student registers for GPGN681 only in
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy-thesis. Research
his/her first semester in residence and receives a grade of
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
PRG. Thereafter, students must attend the weekly Heiland
student’s faculty advisor.
Distinguished Lecture every semester in residence. The grade
of PRG is changed to a letter grade after the student’s presen-
tation of PhD thesis research. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
hour.
GPGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 698
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under
a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
structor. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours.
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Hydrologic Science and Engineering
nary in nature, and the remainder of the coursework is obtained
JOHN MCCRAY, Associate Professor Environmental Science &
from multiple departments at CSM and is approved for each
Engineering, Program Director
student by the student’s advisor and thesis Committee.
DAVID BENSON, Associate Professor Geology & Geological
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, students
Engineering, Associate Director
may elect the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively upon
HUSSEIAN AMERY, Associate Professor Liberal Arts &
International Studies
coursework and a project report, or the Thesis option. The
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor Environmental
thesis option is comprised of coursework in combination
Science & Engineering
with individual laboratory, modeling and/or field research
LIZETTE CHRISTIANSEN, Assistant Professor, Geophysics
performed under the guidance of a faculty advisor and pre-
JÖRG DREWES, Assistant Professor Environmental Science &
sented in a written thesis approved by the student’s committee.
Engineering
HSE also offers a combined baccalaureate/masters degree
MICHAEL GOOSEFF, Assistant Professor Geology & Geological
Engineering
program in which CSM students obtain an undergraduate
VAUGHN GRIFFITHS, Professor Civil Engineering
degree as well as a Thesis or Non- thesis M.S. in Hydrology.
DAVID HALE, Professor Geophysics
As many as six credit hours may be counted toward the
BRUCE HONEYMAN, Professor, Environmental Science &
requirements of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Please see
Engineering
the Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs sections in
JOHN HUMPHREY, Associate Professor Geology & Geological
the Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins for additional
Engineering
information.
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor Environmental Science &
Engineering and AMAX Chair
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree,
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor Geophysical Engineering
students are expected to complete a combination of course-
NING LU, Professor Civil Engineering
work and original research, under the guidance of a faculty
DON MACALADY, Professor Chemistry & Geochemistry
advisor and Doctoral committee, that culminates in a signifi-
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Assistant Professor Environmental
cant scholarly contribution to a specialized field in hydro-
Science & Engineering
logic sciences or engineering. Full-time enrollment is expected
GARY OLHOEFT, Professor Geophysics
and leads to the greatest success, although part-time enroll-
EILEEN POETER, Professor Geology & Geological Engineering
ment may be allowed under special circumstances. All
JIM RANVILLE, Assistant Professor Chemistry & Geochemistry
doctoral students must complete the full-time, on-campus
SAM ROMBERGER, Professor, Geology & Geological Engineering
residency requirements described in the general section of
GEORGE SHERK, Research Associate Professor Liberal Arts &
International Studies
the Graduate Bulletin.
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor Environmental Science &
Currently, students will apply to the hydrology program
Engineering
through the Graduate School and be assigned to the HSE par-
JOHN SPEAR, Assistant Professor Environmental Science &
ticipating department of the student’s HSE advisor. Partici-
Engineering
pating departments including Chemistry and Geochemistry,
GEOFF THYNE, Research Associate Professor Geology &
Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE),
Geological Engineering
TINA VOELKER, Associate Professor Chemistry & Geochemistry
Geology and Geological Engineering (GGE), Geophysical
Engineering, Mining Engineering (ME), and Petroleum Engi-
Degrees Offered:
neering (PE). HSE is part of the Western Regional Graduate
Master of Science (Hydrology), Thesis option
Program, a recognition that designates these programs as
Master of Science (Hydrology), Non-thesis option
unique within the Western United States. An important bene-
Doctor of Philosophy (Hydrology)
fit of this designation is that students from several western
states are given the tuition status of Colorado residents.
Program Description:
These states include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Mon-
The Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program
tana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South
is an interdisciplinary graduate program comprised of faculty
Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
from several different CSM departments.
For more information on HSE curriculum please refer to
The program offers programs of study in fundamental
the HSE website at http://www.mines.edu/academic/hydro/.
hydrologic science and applied hydrology with engineering
Combined Degree Program Option
applications. Our program encompasses ground-water hydro-
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin
geology, surface-water hydrology, vadose-zone hydrology,
work on a M.S. degree in Hydrology while completing their
watershed hydrology, contaminant transport and fate, con-
Bachelor’s degree. The CSM Combined Degree Program
taminant remediation, hydrogeophysics, and water policy/law.
provides the vehicle for students to use undergraduate course-
HSE requires a core study of 4 formal graduate courses and
work as part of their Graduate Degree curriculum. For more
a field session. However, programs of study are interdiscipli-
information please contact the HSE program faculty.
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Program Requirements:
Required Curriculum:
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting
Curriculum areas of emphasis consist of core courses, and
of coursework (30 h), and Independent Study (6 h) working
electives. Core courses include the following:
on a research project with HSE faculty, including a written
Ground Water Engineering (GEGN 467)
report.
Surface-Water Hydrology (GEGN 598 or ESGN 527)
M.S. Thesis Option: 36 total credit hours, consisting of
Environmental Chemistry (CHGC 505)
coursework (24 h), and research (12 h). Students must also
Subsurface Contaminant Fate and Transport (ESGN522)
write and orally defend a research thesis.
Or
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of coursework
Surface Water Quality Modeling (ESGN520)
(at least 15 h), and research (at least 24 h). Students must
Students are also required to complete a hydrology field
also successfully complete qualifying examinations, write
session that will be offered through existing courses taught by
and defend a dissertation proposal, write and defend a doc-
Environmental Science and Engineering, Geology and Geo-
toral dissertation, and are expected to submit the dissertation
logical Engineering, or Geophysical Engineering. Students
work for publication in scholarly journals.
who plan to incorporate hydrochemistry into their research
Thesis Committee Requirements
may elect to replace CHGC 505 with a two-course combina-
Students must meet the general requirements listed in
tion that includes an aqueous inorganic chemistry course (e.g.,
the graduate bulletin section Graduate Degrees and Require-
GEGN 509 or ESGN 500) and an environmental organic
ments. In addition, the student’s advisor or co-advisor must
chemistry course (e.g., CHGC/ESGN 555).
be an HSE faculty member. For M.S. thesis students, at least
Elective courses may be chosen from a list approved by
two committee members must be members of the HSE faculty.
the HSE program faculty with one free elective that may be
For doctoral students, at least 3 members must be a member
chosen from any of the graduate courses offered at CSM and
of the HSE faculty.
other local universities. Students will work with their aca-
Prerequisites:
demic advisors and graduate thesis committees to establish
u baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering
plans of study that best fit their individual interests and goals.
discipline
Each student will develop and submit a plan of study to their
advisor during the first semester of enrollment. Doctoral stu-
u college calculus: two semesters required
dents may transfer in credits from an earned M.S. graduate
u differential equations: one semester required
program according to requirements listed in the Graduate De-
u college physics: one semester required
grees and Requirements section of the graduate bulletin, and
after approval by the student's thesis committee. Recom-
u college chemistry: one year required
mended pre-requisite courses may be taken for credit during
u college statistics: one semester required
the first year a student is enrolled in HSE. In some cases,
Note that some pre-requisites may be completed in the
graduate courses may satisfy one or more pre-requisites if
first few semesters of the graduate program if approved by
approved by the hydrology program faculty.
the hydrology program faculty. Graduate courses may be
Description of Courses
used to fulfill one or more of these requirements after ap-
The hydrology program courses are taken from existing
proval by the ISE Graduate CAdmissions Committee and the
courses at CSM. In addition to the core courses listed above,
student’s Thesis Committee.
the elective courses currently approved by HSE faculty can
be viewed at http://www.mines.edu/Academic/hydro/.
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Liberal Arts and International Studies
Studies Cluster (excluding foreign languages) to the MIPER.
LAURA J. PANG, Associate Professor and Division Director
An additional 3 credit-hours may be transferred upon the rec-
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
ommendation of the IPE Program Director and the approval
BARBARA M. OLDS, Professor and Associate Vice President for
of the Dean of the Graduate School.
Educational Innovation
The concept of "resources" is understood in the context of
EUL-SOO PANG, Professor
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Professor and Associate Vice President for
the environment in which resources are found and developed,
Academic & Faculty Affairs
as well as both state and non-state actors who play a role in
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
developing, marketing, and consuming them on a global
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Associate Professor
scale. The MIPER program is ideal for global resources in-
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
dustry leaders and public sector policy markers dealing with
GEORGE WILLIAM SHERK, Associate Research Professor
developing non-renewable resources on a global scale. The
SYLVIA GAYLORD, Assistant Professor
program's philosophical foundations are built on the twin pil-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Assistant Professor
lars of applying key methods and theories of international
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Assistant Professor
political economy (IPE) and comparative political economy
JON LEYDENS, Assistant Professor and Writing Program
(CPE) to understanding the role of the world's resources in
Administrator
SUZANNE M. MOON, Assistant Professor
the context of human and natural environment.
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
The objective of the MIPER program is to develop profes-
SANDY WOODSON, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor
sional analytical skills in (1) resources development and
ROBERT KLIMEK, Lecturer
management strategies embedded in the inter-state and supra-
TONI LEFTON, Lecturer
national relationships between the state and the market; (2)
ROSE PASS, Lecturer
analysis of regional and global security and risk issues affect-
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Lecturer
SUSAN J. TYBURSKI, Lecturer
ing resources industry; and (3) transnational trade and invest-
BETTY J. CANNON, Emeritus Associate Professor
ment flows as well as resources production and consumption.
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
IPE Graduate Certificates
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
The IPE Graduate Certificate program is divided into two
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
parts: (1) the first 15-credit hour certificate focuses on the
PETER HARTLEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
IPE theories, methods, and models; and (2) the second 15-
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
credit hour certificate focuses on specialization, such as re-
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emeritus Associate Professor
gional development (Asia-Pacific, Latin America/the
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
Americas, Africa, and the Middle East), international or com-
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
parative political economy issues, and project-specific
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
themes like trade, finance, the environment, gender, ethnicity,
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, Emeritus Professor
and so forth.
KAREN B. WILEY, Emeritus Associate Professor
Upon completion of 15 credit hours (or 5 courses), the stu-
Degrees Offered:
dent will be issued a certificate. The program is designed in
a flexible format so that the student can take time to com-
Master of International Political Economy of Resources
plete the course requirements. The graduate certificate pro-
(Non-Thesis)
gram is part of CSM’s combined undergraduate/graduate
Non-Degree Certificates Offered:
degree program. As such, students participating in the com-
Graduate Certificate 1, International Political Economy
bined degree program may double count up to 6 credit hours
Graduate Certificate 2, International Political Economy
of 400 level course work toward each certificate. If the stu-
dent completes all 30 credit hours, he/she may petition for
Non-Degree Minor Offered:
admission into the Master of International Political Economy
Graduate Individual Minor
of Resources degree program, which requires the completion
Program Description:
of an additional 6 credit-hours.
MIPER. The Division of Liberal Arts and International
The MIPER and IPE Graduate Certificate are organized
Studies offers a 36 credit-hour non-thesis Master of Interna-
into six thematic areas:
tional Political Economy (MIPER) degree. The master's de-
u International Political Economy: Theories and Methods
gree program is part of CSM's Combined
Undergraduate/Graduate programs. Students participating in
u International Political Economy of Regions (Asia Pa-
the combined degree program may double count up to 6
cific, Europe/Eurasia, Latin America/the Americas, the
credit-hours of 400-level course work automatically from
Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa)
their undergraduate IPE minor or undergraduate International
u Global Resources Development
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u Global Resources Security (courses to be offered in
5. International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
conjunction with the departments of Mining Engineer-
6. Quantitative Methods for IPE (to be offered by the De-
ing, Geology and Geological Engineering, Petroleum
partment of Mathematics and Computer Sciences)
Engineering, Geophysics, and Metallurgical and Mate-
rials Engineering)
Elective Courses
The student is required to choose two of the following
u International Political Risk Assessment and Mitigation
three areas:
u Quantitative Methods for International Political Econ-
1. Area Studies and Comparative Political Economy
omy (courses to be offered in conjunction with the De-
(CPE) Themes: Development, institutions, regimes, state-
partment of Mathematics and Computer Sciences)
building vs. nation-building, social stratification, ethnicity,
Graduate Individual Minor
gender, religion, and culture provide fertile fields of CPE
Graduate students in departments and divisions other than
investigations in such regions of interest to the MIPER
LAIS may earn a minor in the Division if they complete 12
program as Asia Pacific, Latin America/the Americas, the
hours of course work from the LAIS course offerings, includ-
Middle East and the Islamic World, Sub-Saharan Africa,
ing Special Topics (LAIS 498 or 598 courses) or Independent
and the European Union and FSU states.
Study (LAIS 499 or 599) chosen in consultation with an
2. IPE Themes: IPE themes include trade, finance, re-
LAIS advisor. Note: The Graduate Individual Minor must be
gionalism, cross-regionalism, globalization, international
approved by the student's graduate committee and by the
organizations, inter-state relations, security, non-traditional
LAIS Division.
security, country political risk assessment and mitigation,
Program Requirements:
corruption and development, ethnic conflicts, cultural
MIPER. The Master of International Political Economy of
clashes, environmental politics and policies, technology
Resources non-thesis professional degree requires 36 credit-
and social transformation, and the like.
hours of course work. It may be completed as part of a Com-
3. IPE Theories and Methods: Study based in theories,
bined Undergraduate/Graduate program by students already
methods, and models associated with the disciplines of In-
matriculated as undergraduate students at Colorado School of
ternational Political Economy, Comparative Political
Mines, or by individuals already holding undergraduate or
Economy, and/or International Relations.
advanced degrees who are interested in a non-thesis graduate
program of study. CSM students interested in pursuing the
Outside Field
MIPER as part of a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate pro-
In some cases, the student will be encouraged to take
gram are encouraged to make an initial contact with the di-
courses outside LAIS as a minor. Courses in engineering, sci-
rector of the MIPER program after completion of the first
ence, economics, business, and law can be highly useful to
semester of their Sophomore year for counseling on degree
developing additional IPE skills in resources industry and
application procedures, admissions standards, and degree
policy making arena. The student must receive permission
completion requirements. See "Combined
from the Program Director and his/her adviser before under-
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs" elsewhere in this
taking non-LAIS course work.
bulletin for further details.
Overseas Semester
The MIPER program has two parts: (1) 18 credit-hours
In exceptional cases, the student will be encouraged to
(six core courses) drawn from six core thematic areas; and
spend one semester at an overseas institution in East Asia ,
(2) 18 credit-hours (six courses) of electives. See Program
Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Australa-
Director for specific courses associated with each of these
sia. The MIPER Program Director and the student's adviser
two areas.
will assist in finding an appropriate university overseas.
MIPER-related courses are designated in the Description
IPE Graduate Certificates
of Courses below by the code [IPE].
The IPE Graduate Certificates require 15 credit-hours
each. Either one or both of the certificates may be completed
Core Thematic Areas
as part of a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate program by
1. International Political Economy: Theories and Methods
students already matriculated as undergraduate students at
2. International Political Economy of a Region (Asia Pa-
Colorado School of Mines, or by individuals already holding
cific, Latin America/the Americas, the Middle East, and
undergraduate or advanced degrees who are interested in a
Sub-Saharan Africa
briefer amount of study in International Political Economy at
3. Resources Security
the graduate level. CSM students interested in pursuing the
MIPER as part of a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate pro-
4. Resources Development (to be offered by the depart-
gram are encouraged to make an initial contact with the di-
ments of Mining Engineering, Geology and Geological
rector of the MIPER program after completion of the first
Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geophysics, and
semester of their Sophomore year for counseling on applica-
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
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tion procedures, admissions standards, and completion re-
4. A two-page essay is required and must discuss why the
quirements. See Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree
candidate is interested in pursuing the MIPER and how
Programs" elsewhere in this bulletin for further details.
he/she intends to utilize IPE knowledge and skills.
IPE Graduate Certificate-related courses are designated in
5. No foreign language is required at the time of admis-
the Description of Courses below by the code [IPE].
sion. However, those intending to spend an optional over-
Certificate I (15 credit-hours). For the first graduate cer-
seas semester must have appropriate language skills.
tificate, students must take courses from five of the six core
Admission Requirements: IPE Graduate
thematic areas associated with the MIPER.
Certificates
Certificate II (15 credit-hours). For the second graduate
The requirements for admission into the IPE Graduate
certificate, students must choose an area of specialization in
Certificates Program are as follows:
consultation with the Program Director. Nine of the 15
1. BS or BA with a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
credit-hours (three courses) in the second certificate must
at or above 3.0 (4.0 scale). CSM undergraduates who do
come from Region studies, or IPE- or CPE-driven thematic
not meet the overall GPA of 3.0 but who are pursuing the
courses. Six credit hours can be minor courses taken outside
undergraduate IPE Minor or who have taken three or more
of LAIS but relevant to the core content and approaches of
IPE courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in IPE course
IPE and CPE. The student must consult the Program Director
work will also be considered for admission.
before embarking on the non-LAIS minor program of study.
2. The GRE is not required.
Transfer Credits
Students may not, on an individual basis, request credit
3. A TOEFL score of 580 (paper test), 237 (computer
hours be transferred from other institutions as part of an IPE
test), or 92-93 (Internet test) or higher is required for stu-
Graduate Certificate program. Up to 15 credits of a MIPER
dents who are non-native English speakers.
degree may be transfer credit. Requests for transfer credit
4. A two-page essay is required and must discuss why the
must be approved by the Director of the IPE Graduate Pro-
candidate is interested in pursuing one or both IPE Gradu-
gram based on syllabi and evidence of work completion pro-
ate Certificates and how he/she intends to utilize IPE ac-
vided by the student. Transfer credits must not have been
quired knowledge and skills.
used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. The transfer limit
5. No foreign language is required at the time of admis-
includes CSM distance learning courses.
sion. However, demonstrated commitment to learning a
Double-Counting CSM Undergraduate Course Work
second and/or third language during residency in the pro-
As noted above, students coming from within CSM can
gram is strongly encouraged.
transfer up to 6 credit-hours of 400-level course work auto-
Description of Courses:
matically from their undergraduate IPE minor or undergradu-
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
ate International Studies Cluster (excluding foreign
NEW COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM
languages). An additional 3 credit-hours may be transferred
upon the recommendation of the IPE Program Director and
Effective Fall 2005. The Division of Liberal Arts and In-
the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School.
ternational Studies completely renumbered its Humanities,
Social Sciences, and Foreign Language courses. The previ-
Admission Requirements: MIPER
ous designations of "LIHU" and "LISS" have been replaced
The requirements for admission into the MIPER Program
by the common designation "LAIS." Foreign language
are as follows:
courses continue to retain the designation "LIFL," but the
1. BS or BA with a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
course numbers themselves have changed to bring CSM in
at or above 3.0 (4.0 scale). CSM undergraduates who do
line with standard numbering practices at public institutions
not meet the overall GPA of 3.0 but who are pursuing the
of higher education elsewhere in Colorado. The courses
undergraduate IPE Minor or who have taken three or more
listed below follow the new numerical sequence, which dif-
IPE courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in IPE course
fers from the previous sequence in which LIHU and LISS
work will also be considered for admission.
courses appeared. The old numbers appear in parentheses
2. The GRE is required. Under certain circumstances, the
after the new numbers. A conversion table for course num-
GRE requirements can be waived by the permission of the
bers may be found in the CSM 2005-2006 Graduate Bulletin.
Program Director. Contact the MIPER Program Director
Please direct any questions or concerns to the Division of
for details.
Liberal Arts and International Studies.
3. A TOEFL score of 580 (paper test), 237 (computer
Note: Many but not all LAIS graduate courses are listed
test), or 92-93 (Internet test) or higher is required for stu-
below as 400/500 combinations.
dents who are non-native English speakers.
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Humanities and Social Sciences (LAIS)
Budding Prospects. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
LAIS401 (previously LIHU405) CREATIVE WRITING:
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
POETRY II This course is a continuation of LAIS301 (previ-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
ously LIHU305) for those interested in developing their po-
LAIS409 (previously LIHU406) SHAKESPEAREAN
etry writing further. It focuses on reading and writing poetry.
DRAMA Shakespeare, the most well known writer in Eng-
Students will learn many different poetic forms to compli-
lish and perhaps the world, deals with universal themes and
ment prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic preferences
the ultimate nature of what it is to be a human being. His
will be developed as the class reads, discusses, and models
plays are staged, filmed, and read around the globe, even
some of the great American poets. Weekly exercises reflect
after 400 years. This seminar will explore why Shakespeare's
specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary poetry,
plays and characters have such lasting power and meaning to
and simulate the development of the student's craft. The pur-
humanity. The seminar will combine class discussion, lec-
pose of the course is to experience the literature and its place
ture, and video. Grades will be based on participation, re-
in a multicultural society, while students "try on" various
sponse essays, and a final essay. Prerequisite: LAIS100
styles and contexts in order to develop their own voice. The
(previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
course enrollment is split between the 300 and 400 levels to
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
allow returning students the opportunity for continued devel-
opment. An additional book review and presentation, as well
LAIS414 (previously LIHU402) HEROES AND ANTI-
as leading the small groups will be expected of returning stu-
HEROES: A TRAGIC VIEW This course features heroes
dents. Prerequisite: LAIS301 (previously LIHU305) Prereq-
and antiheroes (average folks, like most of us), but because it
uisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester
is difficult to be heroic unless there are one or more villains
hours.
lurking in the shadows, there will have to be an Iago or
Caesar or a politician or a member of the bureaucracy to
LAIS402 (previously LAIS412) WRITING PROPOSALS
overcome. Webster’s defines heroic as “exhibiting or marked
FOR A BETTER WORLD This course develops the student's
by courage and daring.” Courage and daring are not confined
writing and higher-order thinking skills and helps meet the
to the battlefield, of course. One can find them in surprising
needs of underserved populations, particularly via funding
places in the community (Ibsen’s Enemy of the People), in
proposals written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite:
the psychiatric ward (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
Nest), in the military (Heller’s Catch-22), on the river
SYGN200. 3 semester hours.
(Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or in a
LAIS405 (previously LIHU470) BECOMING AMERICAN:
“bachelor pad” (Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Pre-
LITERARY PERSPECTIVES This course will explore the
requisite: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
increasing heterogeneity of U.S. society by examining the
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
immigration and assimilation experience of Americans from
LAIS420 (previously LIHU420) BUSINESS, ENGINEER-
Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as Native
ING AND LEADERSHIP ETHICS A critical exploration of
Americans. Primary sources and works of literature will pro-
business, management, engineering, and leadership ethics,
vide the media for examining these phenomena. In addition,
with an emphasis on relations among these fields of practice. 3
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s thesis about the “unifying ideals and
hours seminar/discussion; 3 semester hours.
common culture” that have allowed the United States to
LAIS435/535 (previously LISS440/540) LATIN AMERICAN
absorb immigrants from every corner of the globe under the
DEVELOPMENT (IPE) A senior seminar designed to ex-
umbrella of individual freedom, and the various ways in
plore the political economy of current and recent past devel-
which Americans have attempted to live up to the motto
opment strategies, models, efforts, and issues in Latin
“e pluribus unum” will also be explored. Prerequisite:
America, one of the most dynamic regions of the world today.
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
Development is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
processes involving political, economic, social, cultural, and
LAIS406 (previously LIHU401) THE AMERICAN DREAM:
environmental factors whose ultimate goal is to improve the
ILLUSION OR REALITY? This seminar will examine “that
quality of life for individuals. The role of both the state and
elusive phrase, the American dream,” and ask what it meant
the market in development processes will be examined. Top-
to the pioneers in the New World, how it withered, and
ics to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate but
whether it has been revived. The concept will be critically
will be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income dis-
scrutinized within cultural contexts. The study will rely on
tribution; the role of education and health care; region-mar-
the major genres of fiction, drama, and poetry, but will ven-
kets; the impact of globalization; institution-building;
ture into biography and autobiography, and will range from
corporate-community-state interfaces; neoliberalism; privati-
Thoreau’s Walden to Kerouac’s On the Road and Boyle’s
zation; democracy; and public policy formulation as it relates
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to development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
nomic, military, and diplomatic significance. Prerequisite:
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
seminar; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS436/536 (previously LISS441/541) HEMISPHERIC
LAIS447/547 (previously LISS433/533). GLOBAL COR-
INTEGRATION IN THE AMERICAS (IPE) This interna-
PORATIONS (IPE) This international political economy
tional political economy seminar is designed to accompany
seminar seeks to (1) understand the history of the making of
the endeavor now under way in the Americas to create a free
global corporations and their relationship to the state, region-
trade area for the entire Western Hemisphere. Integrating this
markets, and region-states; and (2) analyze the on-going
hemisphere, however, is not just restricted to the mechanics
changes in global, regional, and national political economies
of facilitating trade but also engages a host of other eco-
due to the presence of global corporations. Prerequisite:
nomic, political, social, cultural, and environmental issues,
LAIS100 (previouslyLIHU 100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
which will also be treated in this course. Prerequisite:
SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS448 (previously LISS431). GLOBAL ENVIRONMEN-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
TAL ISSUES (IPE) Critical examination of interactions be-
LAIS437/537 (previouslyLISS442/542) ASIAN DEVELOP-
tween development and the environment and the human
MENT (IPE) This international political economy seminar
dimensions of global change; social, political, economic, and
deals with the historical development of Asia Pacific from
cultural responses to the management and preservation of
agrarian to post-industrial eras; its economic, political, and
natural resources and ecosystems on a global scale. Explo-
cultural transformation since World War II, contemporary se-
ration of the meaning and implications of “stewardship of the
curity issues that both divide and unite the region; and glob-
Earth” and “sustainable development.” Prerequisite:
alization processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
single trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LAIS449 (previously LISS432). CULTURAL DYNAMICS
seminar; 3 semester hours.
OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (IPE) Role of cultures and
LAIS441 (previously LISS446) AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
nuances in world development; cultural relationship between
(IPE) This course provides a broad overview of the political
the developed North and the developing South, specifically
economy of Africa. Its goal is to give students an understand-
between the U.S. and the Third World. Prerequisite:
ing of the possibilities of African development and the im-
LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
pediments that currently block its economic growth. Despite
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and human
LAIS450/550 (previously LISS435/535). POLITICAL RISK
capital, most African countries remain mired in poverty. The
ASSESSMENT (IPE) This course will review the existing
struggles that have arisen on the continent have fostered
methodologies and techniques of risk assessment in both
thinking about the curse of natural resources where countries
country-specific and global environments. It will also seek to
with oil or diamonds are beset with political instability and
design better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors for
warfare. Readings give first an introduction to the continent
business and public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized
followed by a focus on the specific issues that confront
context of economy and politics wherein the role of the state
African development today. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previ-
is being challenged and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS100
ously LIHU100). Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
(previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level
LAIS442 (previously LISS447) NATURAL RESOURCES
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
AND WAR IN AFRICA (IPE) Africa possesses abundant
mester hours.
natural resources yet suffers civil wars and international-con-
LAIS451/551 (previously LISS439/539). POLITICAL RISK
flicts based on access to resource revenues. The course ex-
ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR (IPE) When of-
amines the distinctive history of Africa, the impact of the
fered, this international political economy seminar must be
resource curse, mismanagement of government and corrup-
taken concurrently with LAIS 450/550 (previously
tion, and specific cases of unrest and war in Africa. Prerequi-
LISS435/535), Political Risk Assessment. Its purpose is to
site: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
acquaint the student with empirical research methods and
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
sources appropriate to conducting a political risk assessment
LAIS446 (previously LISS430). GLOBALIZATION (IPE)
study, and to hone the students analytical abilities. Prerequi-
This international political economy seminar is an historical
site: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or coreq-
and contemporary analysis of globalization processes exam-
uisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS 450/550
ined through selected issues of world affairs of political, eco-
(previously LISS435). 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
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LAIS452/552 (previously LISS437). CORRUPTION AND
amination of the role of technology in humanitarian and so-
DEVELOPMENT This course addresses the problem of
cial improvement projects. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previ-
corruption and its impact on development. Readings are
ously LIHU100). Corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
multidisciplinary and include policy studies, economics, and
lecture/discussion. 3 semester hours.
political science. Students will acquire an understanding of
LAIS486/586 (previously LISS462/562). SCIENCE AND
what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects devel-
TECHNOLOGY POLICY An examination of current issues
opment, and what they, as engineers in a variety of profes-
relating to science and technology policy in the United States
sional circumstances, might do in circumstances in which
and, as appropriate, in other countries. Prerequisite: LAIS100
bribe paying or taking might occur. Prerequisite: LAIS100
(previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
(previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS487/587 (previously LISS480/503). ENVIRONMEN-
LAIS459 (previously LISS434). INTERNATIONAL FIELD
TAL POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on environmental
PRACTICUM (IPE) For students who go abroad for an on-
policies and the political and governmental processes that
site practicum involving their technical field as practiced in
produce them. Group discussion and independent research on
another country and culture; required course for students
specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
pursuing a certificate in International Political Economy; all
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
arrangements for this course are to be supervised and
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
approved by the advisor of the International Political Econ-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
omy minor program. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LAIS488/588 (previously LISS482/504). WATER POLITICS
seminar; 3 semester hours.
AND POLICY Seminar on water policies and the political
and governmental processes that produce them, as an exam-
LAIS465 (previously LIHU479). THE AMERICAN MILI-
ple of natural resource politics and policy in general. Group
TARY EXPERIENCE A survey of military history, with pri-
discussion and independent research on specific politics and
mary focus on the American military experience from 1775
policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
to present. Emphasis is placed not only on military strategy
Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
and technology, but also on relevant political, social, and
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
economic questions. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LAIS498 (previously LIHU498). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
seminar; 3 semester hours. Open to ROTC students or by
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
permission of the LAIS Division.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
offered only once. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
LAIS470 (previously LISS461). TECHNOLOGY AND
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
GENDER: ISSUES This course focuses on how women and
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
men relate to technology. Several traditional disciplines will
be used: philosophy, history, sociology, literature, and a brief
LAIS499 (previously LIHU499). INDEPENDENT STUDY
look at theory. The class will begin discussing some basic
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
concepts such as gender and sex and the essential and/or
faculty member. Primarily for students who have completed
social construction of gender, for example. We will then focus
their Humanities and Social Science requirements. Instructor
on topical and historical issues. We will look at modern engi-
consent required. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
neering using sociological studies that focus on women in
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Prerequisite or
engineering. We will look at some specific topics including
corequisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
military technologies, ecology, and reproductive technologies.
LAIS545 (previously LISS532). INTERNATIONAL POLIT-
Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
ICAL ECONOMY (IPE) This course will combine the his-
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
torical and theoretical foundations of international political
LAIS475 (previously LIHU363) ENGINEERING CUL-
economy and empirical case studies of the world’s various
TURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD An investigation
regions. The student will be required to be familiar with key
and assessment of engineering problem solving in the devel-
IPE schools of thought, history of development and under-
oping world using historical and cultural cases. Countries to
development of key regions, and a series of contemporary
be included range across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
issues and themes that drives globalization. Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100). Prerequisite or
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion. 3 semes-
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
LAIS546 (previously LISS530). GLOBALIZATION (IPE)
LAIS476 (previously LIHU460) TECHNOLOGY AND IN-
This seminar deals with the historical development of inter-
TERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [IPE] An historical ex-
national political economy as a discipline. (Originally studied
as the harbinger of today’s political science, economics, soci-
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ology, anthropology, and history, International Political
by F.W. Taylor, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Up The Organi-
Economy is the multidisciplinary study of the relationship
zation by Robert Townsend, The Prince and the Discourses
between the states and the markets.) A fuller understanding
of Niccolò Machiavelli, and The Managerial Grid by Blake
will be achieved through research and data analysis as well as
& Mouton.) Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously LIHU100).
interpretation of case studies. Prerequisites: LISS335 and any
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
LISS400-level course, or two equivalent courses. 3 hours
mester hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS560 (previously LISS534). GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS
LAIS548 (previously LISS531). GLOBAL ENVIRONMEN-
(IPE) This seminar deals with geopolitical theories and how
TAL POLITICS AND POLICY (IPE) This seminar exam-
they help us explain and understand contemporary develop-
ines the increasing importance of environmental policy and
ments in the world. Empirical evidence from case studies
politics in international political economy and global interna-
help students develop a deeper understanding of the intercon-
tional relations. Using both historical analysis and interdisci-
nections between the political, economic, social, cultural and
plinary environmental studies perspectives, this course
geographic dimensions of governmental policies and corpo-
explores global environmental problems that have prompted
rate decisions. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-
an array of international and global regimes and other ap-
level, or one IPE course at the 400 level. 3 hours seminar;
proaches to deal with them. It looks at the impact of environ-
3 semester hours.
mental policy and politics on development, and the role that
LAIS561 (previously LISS537). URBANIZATION AND
state and non-state actors play, especially in North-South re-
DEVELOPMENT (IPE) This seminar course discusses the
lations and in the pursuit of sustainability. Prerequisites: any
effects of colonization, uneven regional development, indus-
two IPE courses at the 300-level; or one IPE course at the
trialization and globalization on urban systems. The urban
400 level; or one IPE course at the 300 level and one envi-
models that will be studied include the pre-industrial, colo-
ronmental policy/issues course at the 400 level. 3 hours semi-
nial, global, Latin American and Islamic cities. Approaches
nar; 3 semester hours.
to urban development and how they affect settlement plan-
LAIS554 (previously LISS538). REGION-MARKETS AND
ning, as well as urban-rural interface, urban labor markets,
REGION-STATES (IPE) This research seminar will deal
housing and shelter, migration will be considered. Sustain-
with the international political economy dimensions of the
able cities and world cities will be discussed. Prerequisites:
origin, the structure, and the function of the world’s major
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
region-markets and region states. Special emphasis will be
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
given to the changing roles of nation-states, globalization of
LAIS586 (previously LISS562). SCIENCE AND TECH-
trade and finance, and the future world polity. Prerequisites:
NOLOGY POLICY An examination of current issues relat-
any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
ing to science and technology policy in the United States
the 400 level. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and, as appropriate, in other countries. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
LAIS559 (previously LISS513). INTERNATIONAL INDUS-
mester hours.
TRIAL PSYCHOLOGY (IPE) This course has, as its primary
LAIS598 (previously LISS598). SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
aim, the equipping of a future consultant to deal with the cul-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
tural, socioeconomic, behavioral, psychological, ethical, and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
political problems in the international workplace. Specific
offered only once. Prerequisite: LAIS100 (previously
materials covered are: Early experimentation with small
LIHU100). Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. Variable
group dynamics relative to economic incentive; Hawthorne
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
experiments; experiments of Asch on perception, Analysis of
case studies of work productivity in service and technologi-
LAIS599 (previously LISS599). INDEPENDENT STUDY
cal industries. Review of work of F.W. Taylor, Douglas Mc-
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
Gregor, Blake & Mouton, and others in terms of optimum
a faculty member. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
working conditions relative to wage and fringe benefits. Re-
LAIS601 ACADEMIC PUBLISHING Students will finish
view of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince and the Dis-
this course with increased knowledge of general and disci-
courses, and The Art of War by Sun Tzu with application to
pline-specific writing conversations as well as the ability to
present times and international cultural norms. The intent of
use that knowledge in publishing portions of theses or disser-
this course is to teach the survival, report writing, and pres-
tations. Beyond the research article, students will also have
entation skills, and cultural awareness needed for success in
the opportunity to learn more about genres such as confer-
the real international business world. The students are organ-
ence abstracts, conference presentations, literature reviews,
ized into small groups and do a case each week requiring a
and research funding proposals. Prerequisite: Must have
presentation of their case study results, and a written report
completed one full year (or equivalent) of graduate school
of the results as well. (Textbooks: Human Side of Enterprise
course work. 3 hours seminar. Variable credit: 2 or 3 semes-
by Douglas McGregor, Principles of Scientific Management
ter hours.
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Communication (LICM)
Materials Science
LICM501. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION A
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor, Director, and Department
five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of effec-
Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
tively preparing and presenting messages. "Hands-on" course
DAVID L. OLSON, Lead Scientist, John Henry Moore
emphasizing short (5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations
Distinguished Professor of Physical Metallurgy
made in small groups to simulate professional and corporate
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
communications. Students are encouraged to make formal
PAUL JAGODZINSKI, Professor
presentations which relate to their academic or professional
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
fields. Extensive instruction in the use of visuals. Presenta-
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
tions are rehearsed in class two days prior to the formal pre-
MARK EBERHART, Associate Professor
sentations, all of which are video-taped and carefully
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Associate Professor
evaluated. 1 hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
STEVEN R. DEC, Lecturer
A variety of foreign languages is available through the
Department of Chemical Engineering
LAIS Division. Students interested in a particular language
JAMES ELY, Professor and Head of Department
should check with the LAIS Division Office to determine
JOHN R. DORGAN, Associate Professor
when these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain
DAVID W.M. MARR, Associate Professor
basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
COLIN WOLDEN, Associate Professor
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in what-
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
ever language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
demand, the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester
MATTHEW LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
courses in a given foreign language. No student is permitted
Division of Engineering
to take a foreign language that is either his/her native language
TERRY PARKER, Professor and Director of Engineering Division
or second language. Proficiency tests may be used to deter-
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of
mine at what level a student should be enrolled, but a student
Engineering
cannot receive course credit by taking these tests.
MARK LUSK, Professor
Foreign Language Policy
GRAHAM MUSTOE, Professor
Students will not receive credit for taking a foreign
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
PANOS KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
language in which they have had previous courses as per the
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Associate Professor
following formula:
JOHN P.H. STEELE, Associate Professor
If a student has taken one year in high school or one semes-
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
ter in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit for
CHRISTIAN CIOBANU, Assistant Professor
the first semester in a CSM foreign language course. Like-
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
wise, if a student has taken two years in high school or two
MONEESH UPMANYU, Assistant Professor
semesters in college, he/she will not receive graduation credit
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
for the second semester, and if a student has taken three years
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustee Professor and Head of Department, and
in high school or three semesters in college, he/she will not
Director, Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory
receive graduation credit for the third semester.
DAVID L. OLSON, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor,
Lead Scientist Materials Science Program
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
STEPHEN LIU, Professor and Director of the Center for Welding,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
Joining and Coating Research
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
DAVID K. MATLOCK, ARMCO Foundation Fogarty Professor;
sent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours.
Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
member. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor in
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Chemical Metallurgy, Director, Kroll Institute for Extractive
registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 hours.
Metallurgy
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
EDGAR E. VIDAL, Assistant Professor
ARUN MADAN, Research Professor
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Department of Physics
that is most likely supporting materials for the student’s
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Head of Department
PhD thesis.
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor and Director, Center of Solar and
Electronic Materials
The decision of which type of Master degree you should
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
pursue needs to be decided with council of your advisor. The
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor and Associate Director of Colorado
decision will affect the number of course hours required for
Energy Research Institute
the Master degree and whether a thesis or a case study report
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
is to be written and defended.
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
Required Curriculum:
LINCOLN CARR, Assistant Professor
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
Listed below are the required six Materials Science core
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Emeritus Professor
courses:
Degrees Offered:
MLGN500 Processing, Microstructure, and Properties of
Master of Science (Materials Science; thesis option or
Materials
non-thesis option)
MLGN512/MTGN412 Ceramic Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science)
MLGN530/CRGN415/CHGN430 Introduction to Polymer
Program Description:
Science
The interdisciplinary materials science program is admin-
MLGN501/CHGN580 Structure of Materials
istered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engineering,
MLGN504/MTGN555 Solid State Thermodynamics or
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Materials
CHEN509 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Engineering, Physics and the Division of Engineering. Each
department is represented on both the Governing Board and
ML511 Kinetic Concerns in Materials Processing
the Graduate Affairs Committee, which are responsible for
Students who have taken the equivalent of any of the core
the operation of the program. The variety of disciplines pro-
courses listed above, and have not used the courses to fulfill
vides for programs of study ranging from the traditional ma-
requirements towards their B.S. degree, may petition the Ma-
terials science program to a custom-designed program.
terials Science Graduate Committee for transfer credit.
Program Requirements:
Doctor of Philosophy:
Master of Science (thesis option):
The prerequisite for acceptance into the Materials Science
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 36
PhD Program is completion of a science or engineering Mas-
semester hours of acceptable course work and case study
ter degree (with or without thesis) and completion of the
credit including:
Materials Science Core courses with a grade of B or better
(or evidence that the course content of these courses had
u Minimum of 18 hours of Materials Science courses
been taken in previous courses).
(must have completed the core courses).
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a minimum of
u 6 to 18 hours of thesis research credits depending upon
72 hours of course and research credit including:
focus area requirements.
u The fulfillment of the Materials Science core course
u Submit a thesis and pass the Defense of Thesis exami-
requirements plus additional courses as required by the
nation before the Thesis Committee.
focus area and a minimum of 30 hours of research credit.
Master of Science (non-thesis option with a case study):
u A written and/or oral qualifying examination in the spe-
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 36
cialty area (depending upon focus area requirements). See
semester hours of acceptable course work and research credit
the Material Science Program Guidelines for Graduate
including:
Students at http://www.mines.edu/academic/matsci/.
u 18 hours of Materials Sciences courses from a list of
u Prepare and submit a thesis and pass a Defense of
required courses and 12 hours of other materials-
Thesis examination before the Thesis Committee.
related courses selected by the student with guidance
from the student’s advisor and the mentor of the spe-
Prerequisites:
cialty area group that the student has selected. The
The primary admission requirement for this interdiscipli-
specialty materials-related courses can be courses that
nary program is a Bachelor of Science degree in biological
are taken in preparation for the student’s PhD qualifying
sciences, physical science, or engineering, equivalent to the
process examination, usually taken in the second year of
degree programs offered at CSM in the following departments:
graduate school. Total of at least 30 credit hours.
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Engineering (mechanical, elec-
u 6 hours of case study credits. The student must success-
trical, or civil), Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and
fully prepare and defend a case study report on a topic
Materials Engineering, or Physics.
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Deficiency Courses:
Electro deposition
A student admitted to this graduate program who has not
Experimental condensed-matter physics, thermal and electri-
taken one or all of the following courses (or equivalent) will
cal properties of materials, superconductivity, photo-
be required (depending on their focus area) to satisfy any
voltaics
such deficiency early in their program of study: Mechanics,
Extractive and process metallurgy, electrochemical corrosion,
Differential Equations, Modern Physics, Physical Chem-
synthesis of ceramic precursor powders and metal powders
istry/Chemical Thermodynamics.
Forging, deformation modeling, high-temperature material
Focus Areas:
behavior
Advanced Polymeric Materials; Ceramics; Composites;
Fuel cell materials
Electronic Materials; Joining Science; Mechanics of Materials;
Fullerene synthesis, combustion chemistry
Computational Materials Science; Surfaces & Interfaces/
Heat and mass transfer, materials processing
Films & Coatings: Biomaterials; Nuclear Materials.
Heterogeneous catalysis, reformulated and alcohol fuels, sur-
face analysis, electrophotography
Thesis Committee Structure:
Intelligent automated systems, intelligent process control, ro-
The M.S. student will invite at least 3 members (one of
botics, artificial neural systems
whom is the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At
Materials synthesis, interfaces, flocculation, fine particles
least one of these members must be from a department other
Mathematical modeling of material processes
than that of the advisor.
Mechanical metallurgy, failure analysis, deformation of ma-
The Ph.D. student will invite 5 members (one of whom is
terials, advanced steel coatings
the advisor) to serve on a graduate committee. At least one of
Molten salt processing
these members must be in a department other than that of the
Mössbauer spectroscopy, ion implantation, small-angle X-ray
advisor. External members may be invited to participate.
scattering, semiconductor defects
For administrative purposes, the student will be resident in
Nano materials
the advisor’s department.
Non destructive evaluation
Novel separation processes: membranes, catalytical mem-
The student’s graduate committee will have final approval
brane reactors, biopolymer adsorbents for heavy metal
of the course of study.
remediation of ground surface water
Fields of Research:
Numerical modeling of particulate media, thermomechanical
Advanced polymeric materials
analysis
Alloy theory, concurrent design, theory-assisted materials en-
Optical properties of materials and interfaces
gineering, electronic structure theory
Phase transformations and mechanisms of microstructural
Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to materials
change, electron microscopy, structure-property relation-
processing and manufacturing, neural networks for process
ships
modeling and sensor data processing, manufacturing
Physical metallurgy, ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems
process control
Physical vapor deposition, thin films, coatings
Archaeometallurgy, industry and university partnerships
Power electronics, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma
Bio materials
material processing
Ceramic processing, modeling of ceramic processing
Processing and characterization of electroceramics (ferro-
Characterization, thermal stability, and thermal degradation
electrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, and dielectrics), glass-
mechanisms of polymers
ceramics for electronic and structural applications,
Chemical and physical processing of materials, engineered
thermodynamic modeling of ferroelectrics
materials, materials synthesis
Pyrometallurgy, corrosion, materials synthesis, coatings
Chemical processing of materials
Reactive metals properties and processing of ceramics and ce-
Chemical vapor deposition
ramic-metal composites, dielectrics and ferrimagnetics
Coating materials and applications
Solidification and near net shape processing
Computational condensed-matter physics, semiconductor al-
Surface physics, epitaxial growth, interfacial science, adsorp-
loys, first-principles phonon calculations
tion
Computer modeling and simulation
Transformations, microstructure, deformation, fracture
Control systems engineering, artificial neural systems for
Transport phenomena, mathematical modeling, kinetic proper-
senior data processing, polymer cure monitoring sensors,
ties of colloidal suspensions, diffusion with chemical reac-
process monitoring and control for composites manufac-
tion
turing
Weld metallurgy, materials joining processes
Crystal and molecular structure determination by X-ray crys-
Welding and joining science
tallography
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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.
MLGN506/MTGN556. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (II)
MLGN500. PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS (I) A summary of the im-
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
portant relationships between the processing, microstructure,
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours
and properties of materials. Topics include electronic struc-
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
ture and bonding, crystal structures, lattice defects and mass
transport, glasses, phase transformation, important materials
MLGN507/PHGN540. CONDENSED MATTER I (I) Prin-
processes, and properties including: mechanical and rheo-
ciples and applications of the quantum theory of electrons
logical, electrical conductivity, magnetic, dielectric, optical,
and phonons in solids: structure, symmetry, and bonding;
thermal, and chemical. In a given year, one of these topics
electron states and excitations in metals and alloys; transport
will be given special emphasis. Another area of emphasis is
properties; surfaces. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and PHGN440
phase equilibria. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
or their equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN508/PHGN541. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
MLGN501/CHGN580. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
Principles of crystallography and diffraction from materials.
trons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; transport
Properties of radiation useful for studying the structure of
properties; electron states and excitations in semiconductors
materials. Structure determination methods. Prerequisite:
and insulators; defects and impurities; amorphous materials;
Any Physics III course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
magnetism; superconductivity. Prerequisite: MLGN507/
PHGN540. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN502/PHGN440. INTRODUCTORY SOLID STATE
PHYSICS (II) Introduction to the physics of condensed
MLGN509/CHGN523. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I)
matter with an emphasis on periodic crystals, including geo-
Dependence on properties of solids on chemical bonding and
metrical, dynamical, thermal, and electronic properties.
structure; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
Discussion of experimental methods including photon and
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conduc-
neutron scattering, charge and heat transport, action of simple
tors and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
solid state devices. Prerequisite: Physics III and MACS315.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. MLGN502 requires a term
MLGN510/CHGN410 SURFACE CHEMISTRY (I) Intro-
project. PHGN440 ABET classification: 3 hrs. engineering
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
science.
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro-
MLGN503/CHGN515. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATE-
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
RIALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories and
niques, Van Der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
calculations and their applications to solids of interest to
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
materials science. The relationship between a material’s
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
properties and the bonding of its atoms will be examined for
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating
MLGN511. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS
bonding parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
PROCESSING I (I) Introduction to the kinetics of materials
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
processing, with emphasis on the momentum, heat and mass
MLGN504/MTGN555. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAM-
transport. Discussion of the basic mechanism of transport in
ICS (I) A second course in thermodynamics which applies
gases, liquids and solids. Prerequisite: MTGN352, MTGN361,
chemical thermodynamic principles to phase equilibria, point
MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
defects, surfaces and electrochemistry. The application of
MLGN512/MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
thermodynamic principles through Maxwell’s principles will
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
be extended to a broad range of material properties. Prerequi-
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
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tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
MLGN519/MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science and en-
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
gineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass for-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
mation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
MLGN513. PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATERIALS SCI-
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
ENCE (I) Review the theoretical aspects of various physical
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
phenomena of major importance to materials scientists. De-
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501; MLGN512/MTGN412, or
velop mathematical models from these theories, and con-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
struct quantitative solution procedures based on analytical
MLGN520 SPECIAL PROBLEMS May comprise individ-
and numerical techniques. Prerequisite: MACS315. 3 hours
ual and group study. Not part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent
lecture; 3 semester hours.
of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
MLGN514. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS AND INSTRU-
MLGN521. KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL PRO-
MENTATION (S) This course consists of two parts, (i) a
CESSING II (I) Advanced course to address the kinetics of
series of classes that describe theory of measurements and
materials processing, with emphasis in those processes that
experimental principles and (ii) a series of laboratory visits to
promote phase and structural transformations. Processes that
either perform experimental measurements or to see actual
involve precipitation, sintering, oxidation, sol-gel, coating,
procedures demonstrated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
etc., will be discussed in detail. Prerequisite: MLGN511.
1 hour lecture; 2 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN515/MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
MLGN522/PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICA-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
TIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of MLGN502/
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
PHGN440 with an emphasis on applications of the principles
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
of solid state physics to practical properties of materials includ-
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
ing: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
will be discussed, along with functions, performance require-
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. Graduate
ments, and testing methods of materials for each type of cir-
students in physics cannot receive credit for MLGN522, only
cuit component. The general topics covered are conductors,
PHGN441. Prerequisite: MLGN502/PHGN440. 3 hours lec-
resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, magnetic
ture, 3 semester hours. *Those receiving graduate credit will
materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200;
be required to submit a term paper, in addition to satisfying
MTGN311 or MLGN501; MTGN412/MLGN512, or consent
all of the other requirements of the course.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MLGN523/MTGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU-
MLGN516/MTGN416 PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
TION CHEMISTRY (I) Solution and surface chemistry of
A survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequi-
these properties are determined by the chemical structure
site: Consent of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
(composition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of
years only.)
crystalline ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and me-
MLGN525/PHGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS (I) Solid state
chanical properties of single-phase and multi-phase ceramics,
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of
including composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
the outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interations.
MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instruc-
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
tor. 3 semester hours: 3 hours lecture
are provided, highlighting the application of these techniques
MLGN517/EGGN422. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERI-
to current problems, particularly electronic materials. Pre-
ALS (II) Review mechanics of materials. Introduction to
requisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
elastic and non-linear continua. Cartesian tensors and stresses
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of even years only)
and strains. Analytical solution of elasticity problems. Develop
MLGN526/MTGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOL-
basic concepts of fracture mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN320
OGY An introduction to the science and technology of par-
or equivalent, MACS315 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
ticulate and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems.
mester hours. Semester to be offered: Spring
Interparticle forces. Aggregation, network formation, perco-
MLGN518/MTGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAM-
lation, and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and
ICS SYSTEMS (II) Application of one of four component
mechanical properties. Application to solid-liquid separation
oxide diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis
operations (filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to
on refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
ceramics processing. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
Spring of odd years only.
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MLGN530/CHGN430/CRGN415. INTRODUCTION TO
fractional factorial experiments, screening experiments,
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis of
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
designed experiments will be carried out by graphical and
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
statistical techniques. Computer software will be utilized for
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
erties of thermosets and thermoplasts including elastomers.
ture, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: CHGN327 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
MLGN552/MTGN552. INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOS-
ture; 3 semester hours.
ITES I An introduction to the processing, structure, proper-
MLGN531/CRGN416. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER
ties and applications of metal matrix and ceramic matrix
ENGINEERING (II) This class provides a background in
composites. Importance of structure and properties of both
polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response and
the matrix and the reinforcement and the types of reinforce-
polymer shape forming. The class begins with a discussion of
ment utilized, e.g., particulate, short fiber, continuous fiber,
the definition and measurement of material properties. Inter-
and laminates. Special emphasis will be placed on the devel-
relationships among the material response functions are elu-
opment of properties such as electrical and thermal will also
cidated and relevant correlations between experimental data
be examined. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MTGN311, MTGN348,
and material response in real flow situations are given. Pro-
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445/MLGN505 or consent
cessing operations for polymeric materials will then be ad-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours (Fall of odd
dressed. These include the flow of polymers through circular,
years only)
slit, and complex dies. Fiber spinning, film blowing, extru-
MLGN561 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
sion and coextrusion will be covered as will injection mold-
PROCESSING (II) Fluid flow, heat and mass transfer applied
ing. Graduate students are required to write a term paper and
to processing of materials. Rheology of polymers, liquid
take separate examinations which are at a more advanced
metal/particles slurries, and particulate solids. Transient flow
level. Prerequisite: CRGN307, EGGN351 or equivalent.
behavior of these materials in various geometries, including
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
infiltration of liquids in porous media. Mixing and blending.
MLGN536/CHGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHE-
Flow behavior of jets, drainage of films and particle fluidiza-
SIS (II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macromole-
tion. Surface-tension-, electromagnetic-, and bubble-driven
cules. Various methods of polymerization will be discussed
flows. Heat -transfer behavior in porous bodies applied to
with an emphasis on the specifics concerning the syntheses
sintering and solidification of composites. Simultaneous
of different classes of organic and inorganic polymers. Pre-
heat-and-mass-transfer applied to spray drying and drying
requisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or consent of
porous bodies. Prerequisites: ChEN307 or ChEN308 or
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours
MTGN461 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
MLGN544/MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
ter hours
A description of the principles of ceramic processing and the
MLGN563. POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE,
relationship between processing and microstructure. Raw
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING/MTGN463. POLYMER
materials and raw material preparation, forming and fabrica-
ENGINEERING An introduction to the structure and prop-
tion, thermal processing, and finishing of ceramic materials
erties of polymeric materials, their deformation and failure
will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies
mechanisms, and the design and fabrication of polymeric end
on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
items. The molecular and crystallographic structures of poly-
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic
mers will be developed and related to the elastic, viscoelastic,
manufacturing operations are included. Prerequisites:
yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and reinforced
MTGN311, MTGN331, and MTGN412/MLGN512 or
polymer composites. Emphasis will be placed on forming
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
techniques for end item fabrication including: extrusion, in-
MLGN550/MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
jection molding, reaction injection molding, thermoforming,
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) An introduc-
and blow molding. The design of end items will be consid-
tion to statistical process control, process capability analysis
ered in relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engi-
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process con-
neering, properties, and applications. Prerequisite: MTGN311
trol theory and techniques will be developed and applied to
or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
control charts for variables and attributes involved in process
mester hours.
control and evaluation. Process capability concepts will be
MLGN565/MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
developed and applied for the evaluation of manufacturing
CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties
processes. The theory and application of designed experiments
of ceramics and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of
will be developed and applied for full factorial experiments,
solids; toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high
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temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
MLGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS Special topic course on a
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or con-
specific subject defined by instructor. Prerequisite: consent of
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of
instructor 1 to 3 hours.
even years only.)
MLGN599. CASE STUDY MATERIALS SCIENCE (I, II)
MLGN570/MTGN570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERI-
An independent study of a selected materials processing or
ALS Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and appli-
material characterization problem involving a thorough
cations through examination of the physiologic environment
analysis of the various solutions reported in the technical lit-
in conjunction with compositional and structural require-
erature and/or a thorough industrial survey. The case study
ments of tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and appli-
will prepare a case study report of technical merit. Prerequi-
cations of metals, ceramics and polymers, including
site/co-requisite: MLGN501, MLGN502, MLGN503,
implants, sensors, drug delivery, laboratory automation, and
MLGN504, and MLGN511, and MLGN517 or consent of
tissue engineering are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or
advisor. 3 semester hours.
equivalent, or instructor consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MLGN601. GRADUATE MATERIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR
hours.
(I), (II) To develop an understanding of and practice in oral
MLGN583/CHGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
communication. Students will register each semester in resi-
OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II) Instrumental
dence. IPS or IPU grades will be given each semester until
techniques for the characterization of surfaces of solid mate-
the final semester when a final letter grade will be assigned.
rials. Applications of such techniques to polymers, corrosion,
Each student will be required to give one seminar during
metallurgy, adhesion science, micro-electronics. Methods of
their program. Attendance at designated Materials Science
analysis discussed: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS),
seminars is also a requirement of the course. Prerequisite:
auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ion scattering spectroscopy
graduate standing. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
(ISS), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Rutherford
MLGN625/CHEN625/CHGN625 MOLECULAR SIMULA-
backscattering (RBS), scanning and transmission electron
TION METHODS (I Even Years), Principles and practice of
microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive
modern computer simulation techniques used to understand
X-ray analysis; principles of these methods, quantification,
solids, liquids, and gases. Review of the statistical foundation
instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in
of thermodynamics followed by in-depth discussion of
metallurgy, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or
Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics techniques. Discus-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion of intermolecular potentials, extended ensembles, and
MLGN590. PROCESSING/STRUCTURE/PROPERTY/PER-
mathematical algorithms used in molecular simulations. Pre-
FORMANCE RELATIONSHIPS IN MATERIALS DESIGN
requisites: graduate level thermodynamics (required), statisti-
A phenomenological overview of the broad field of materials
cal mechanics (recommended). 3 semester hours.
science. The unifying theme is provided through the relation-
MLGN634. POLYMER SOLUTIONS AND THERMODY-
ships between processing-structure-properties and performance
NAMICS/CRGN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMO-
that constitute the scientific foundations which facilitate ma-
DYNAMICS The phase behavior of polymer solutions is
terials design. These relationships and their applications will
dramatically different from their low molecular weight
be surveyed across a broad spectrum of materials including
analogs due to the small entropy of mixing associated with
polymers, metals, ceramics, electronic-materials, composites,
large polymer molecules. This course begins with a discus-
and biomaterials. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the
sion of classical thermodynamics and the stability of phases.
Materials Science Program or consent of Instructor. 3 hours
Statistical mechanics and the partition function for an ideal
lecture; 3 semester hours (a two-semester course sequence).
mixture are reviewed. Next, the solution properties of an iso-
MLGN591. PERSPECTIVES IN MATERIALS DESIGN
lated polymer coil in solution are elucidated. This discussion
An in depth review of the role that processing- structure-
leads naturally to the description of dilute solution behavior
property relationships have played in the development of
and its applications. The thermodynamics of concentrated
new and improved materials. Students enrolled in the course
solutions are then undertaken using Flory-Huggins theory.
are required to independently investigate the development
Brownian motion of polymer molecules and the thermody-
of a specified material and the contribution that processing-
namics of polymers at interfaces are also covered. Prerequi-
structure-property relationships have provided to its develop-
site: MLGN530, MLGN504, or CRGN520 or equivalent.
ment. The investigation to be presented in a document of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
significant technical-merit within a framework that includes
MLGN635. POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING/
historical perspective as well as identification of future re-
CRGN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
search-directions for the improvement of the specified mate-
This class is aimed at engineers with a firm technical back-
rial. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Materials Science
ground who wish to apply that background to polymerization
Program or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
production techniques. The class begins with a review of the
hours.
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fundamental concepts of reaction engineering, introduces the
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
needed terminology and describes different reactor types.
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, Professor and Department Head
The applied kinetic models relevant to polymerization reac-
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
tion engineering are then developed. Next, mixing effects are
JOHN DeSANTO, Professor
introduced; goodness of mixing and effects on reactor per-
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
formance are discussed. Thermal effects are then introduced
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
and the subjects of thermal runaway, thermal instabilities,
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
and multiple steady states are included. Reactive processing,
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
change in viscosity with the extent of reaction and continu-
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
TRACY CAMP, Associate Professor
ous drag flow reactors are described. Polymer devolatiliza-
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Associate Professor
tion constitutes the final subject of the class. Prerequisites:
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
CRGN518 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MICHAEL COLAGROSSO, Assistant Professor
MLGN673. STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF POLY-
REINHARD FURRER, Assistant Professor
MERS This course will provide an understanding of struc-
QI HAN, Assistant Professor
ture - properties relations in polymeric materials. The topics
JAE YOUNG LEE, Assistant Professor
include: phase separation, amorphous structures, crystalline
XIAOWEN (JASON) LIU, Assistant Professor
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
structures, liquid crystals, glass-rubber transition behavior,
CYNDI RADER, Senior Lecturer
rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties of
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Lecturer
polymers, polymer forming processes, and electrical proper-
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Lecturer
ties of polymers. Prerequisite: MLGN563 or consent of in-
NATHAN PALMER, Lecturer
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Lecturer
MLGN696/MTGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
SCOTT STRONG, Instructor
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
(II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and chemistry
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
underlying the control of vapor deposition processes for the
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
deposition of thin films for a variety of applications, e.g.,
AUSTIN R. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
corrosion/oxidation resistance, decorative coatings, elec-
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, Professor Emeritus
tronic and magnetic thin films. Emphasis on the vapor depo-
FRANK G. HAGIN, Professor Emeritus
sition processes and the control of process variables rather
DONALD C.B. MARSH, Professor Emeritus
than the structure and properties of the thin films. Prerequi-
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
sites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or equivalent courses, or con-
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
MLGN698. ADVANCED TOPICS Advanced study of mate-
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
rials science theory and application of materials science prin-
ciples in a specialty area of the instructor’s choosing. Not
Degrees Offered:
part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 se-
Master of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
mester hours.
Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical and Computer
MLGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Independent study of
Sciences)
a materials science topic with guidance of an instructor. Not
Program Description:
part of thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3 hours.
There are three areas of concentration within the depart-
MLGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
ment: applied mathematics, applied statistics, and computer
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
sciences. Since the requirements for these areas vary some-
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
what, they are often considered separately in this catalog.
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
However, labeling these as distinct areas is not meant to dis-
dent’s faculty advisor.
courage any student from pursuing research involving more
than one. Work in any of these areas can lead to the degree of
MLGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. Applicants to the
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
graduate program need these four items: 1. A statement of
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
purpose (short essay) from the applicant briefly describing
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
background, interests, goals at CSM, career intentions, etc.
faculty advisor.
2. The general Graduate Record Examination. 3. B or better
average in courses in the major field. 4. B or better overall
undergraduate grade point average.
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Program Requirements:
Micro-local Analysis
The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires 36
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
credit hours of acceptable course work and research, comple-
Numerical Analysis
tion of a satisfactory thesis, and successful oral defense of
Optimal Control
this thesis. The course work includes the required core
Optimization Software
curriculum. 12 of the 36 credit hours must be designated for
Seismic Inverse Methods
supervised research.
Symbolic Computing
The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option) requires
Applied Statistics:
36 credit hours of course work. The course work includes the
Inverse Problems in Statistics
required core curriculum.
Multivariate Statistics
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 72 credit hours beyond
Spatial Statistics
the bachelor’s degree. At least 24 of these hours are thesis
Stochastic Modeling
hours. Doctoral students must pass the comprehensive exami-
Survival Analysis
nation (a qualifying examination and thesis proposal), com-
Computer Sciences:
plete a satisfactory thesis, and successfully defend their thesis.
Applied Algorithms and Data Structures
The specific core curriculum requirements can be found
Cognitive Modeling
in the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
Computer Aided Geometric Design
Graduate Student Handbook: Call 303 273-3860; FAX 303
Computer Graphics
273-3875, or look on the Web at http://www.mines.edu/
Computer Networks
Academic/macs/Academic_Programs/grad.htm. This hand-
Computer Vision
book also provides an overview of the programs, require-
Data Mining
ments and policies of the department.
Image Processing
Machine Learning
Prerequisites:
Mathematical Software
Applied Mathematics:
Mobile Computing and Networking
Linear algebra
Parallel Computing
Vector calculus
Scientific Visualization
Ordinary differential equations
Sensor Networks
Simulation
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
VLSI Design Automation
Applied Statistics:
Description of Courses
Linear algebra
Senior Year
Introduction to probability & statistics
MACS400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LAN-
Advanced calculus (Introduction to real analysis)
GUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to design,
evaluation and implementation of programming languages of
Computer Sciences:
historical and technical interest, considered as individual en-
Science - two semesters
tities and with respect to their relationships to other lan-
Mathematics - two semesters of calculus, at least two
guages. Topics discussed for each language include: history,
courses from ordinary differential equations, linear algebra,
design, structural organization, data structures, name struc-
statistics, discrete mathematics
tures, control structures, syntactic structures, and implemen-
Data structures
tation of issues. The primary languages discussed are
FORTRAN, PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PROLOG,
A programming language
PERL.Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Upper level courses in at least three of software engineer-
hours.
ing, numerical analysis, machine architecture/assembly lan-
MACS401 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS (I) This
guage, comparative languages, analysis of algorithms,
course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the con-
operating systems
text and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from
Fields of Research:
power series to those less predictable series. The course is
Applied Mathematics:
taught from a historical perspective. It covers an introduction
Computational Methods and Analysis for Wave Phenomena
to the real numbers, sequences and series and their conver-
Classical Scattering Theory
gence, real-valued functions and their continuity and differ-
Classical Wave Propagation
entiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise and
Mathematical Methods for Wave Phenomena
uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration the-
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ory. Prerequisite: MACS213, MACS223 or MACS224, and
MACS424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
MACS332. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of ex-
MACS403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
periments, focusing on the construction of models and evalu-
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
ation of their fit. Techniques covered will include stepwise
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
and best subsets regression, variable transformations, and
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MACS323 or
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
MACS335.
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
MACS433/BELS433 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I) This
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours
course will discuss methods for building and solving both
lecture; 3 semester hours.
continuous and discrete mathematical models. These meth-
MACS404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General in-
ods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic spread,
vestigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems. Mod-
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
ern Control Theory will be introduced and used to model liv-
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
ing systems. Some concepts related to self-organizing
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MACS315 or
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
MACS325. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and se-
MACS436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING (II)
lected applications presented. Prerequisite: MACS262,
Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical
MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
models. Topics include generalized linear models, general-
MACS406. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
ized additive models, hierarchical Bayes methods, and re-
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subprob-
sampling methods. Prerequisites: MACS335 and MACS424.
lems of a finite number. Greedy: considering each problem
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
piece one at a time for optimality. Dynamic programming:
MACS437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS (II) Introduction
considering a sequence of decisions in problem solution.
to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis. Topics
Searches and traversals: determination of the vertex in the
include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distri-
backtracking, branch-and-bound techniques, techniques in
bution, discriminant analysis, classification with nearest
lower bound theory. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS213,
neighbors.Prerequisites: MACS335 or MACS323. 3 hours
MACS223 or MACS224, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
MACS438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction to
MACS407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUT-
stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
ING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arithmetic, con-
physical science, economics, and operations research.
ditioning and stability, solution techniques (Gaussian
Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson
elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear al-
processes, and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal the-
gebraic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
ory. Prerequisite: MACS434. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by it-
hours.
erative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic splines,
numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and multivari-
MACS440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
ate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value problems
AND ENGINEERS (I) This course is designed to introduce
in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on problem
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
solving using efficient numerical methods in scientific com-
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
puting. Prerequisite: MACS315 or MACS325 and knowl-
They will be introduced to various software and hardware is-
edge of computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
sues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
hours.
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS (II)
General investigation of the field of expert systems. The first
MACS441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data structures
part of the course is devoted to designing expert systems.
suitable for the representation of structures, maps, three-di-
The last half of the course is implementation of the design
mensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color
and construction of demonstration prototypes of expert sys-
plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey
tems. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS358. 3 hours lecture; 3
of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequisite:
semester hours.
MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
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MACS442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
emphasizing critical analysis of assumptions and models.
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. 1 hour seminar; 1 se-
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
mester hour.
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
MACS471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
emphasis is on concepts and techniques which are valid for
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
all computers. Prerequisite: MACS262, MACS341. 3 hours
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
MACS443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
USING JAVA. (I, II) This course will quickly review pro-
will build a computer network from scratch and program
gramming constructs using the syntax and semantics of the
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: MACS442
Java programming language. It will compare the constructs
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
of Java with other languages and discuss program design and
MACS491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I) (WI) In-
implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will
dividual investigation under the direction of a department
be reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
interfaces, threading, exception handling, JDBC, and net-
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
working as implemented in Java will be discussed. The ba-
more than 6 in a degree program.
sics of the Java Virtual Machine will be presented.
Prerequisites: MACS261, MACS262. 3 hours lecture, 3 se-
MACS492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II) (WI) In-
mester hours
dividual investigation under the direction of a department
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequi-
MACS445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
site: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours, no
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
more than 6 in a degree program.
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
MACS498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected topics cho-
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
sen from special interests of instructor and students. Prereq-
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
uisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting top-
MACS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual re-
ics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
member; also, given agreement on a subject matter, content,
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must
level computer language/consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable Credit:
ture, 3 semester hours.
1 to 6 credit hours.
MACS454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
Graduate Courses
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
500-level and 700-level courses are open to qualified
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
seniors with the permission of the department and Dean of
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MACS315 or
Graduate School.
MACS325. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MACS500. LINEAR VECTOR SPACES (I) Finite dimen-
MACS455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
sional vector spaces and subspaces: dimension, dual bases,
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
annihilators. Linear transformations, matrices, projections,
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
change of basis, similarity. Determinants, eigenvalues, multi-
tion, Laplace's equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
plicity. Jordan form. Inner products and inner product spaces
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MACS315
with orthogonality and completeness. Prerequisite: MACS401.
or MACS325. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS461. SENIOR SEMINAR I (I) (WI) Students present
MACS502. REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS (I) Intro-
topics orally and write research papers using undergraduate
duction to metric and topological spaces. Lebesgue measure
mathematical and computer sciences techniques, emphasiz-
and measurable functions and sets. Types of convergence,
ing critical analysis of assumptions and models. Prerequisite:
Lebesgue integration and its relation to other integrals. Inte-
Consent of Department. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
gral convergence theorems. Absolute continuity and related
MACS462. SENIOR SEMINAR II (II) (WI) Students pres-
concepts. Prerequisite: MACS401. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ent topics orally and write research papers using undergradu-
ter hours.
ate mathematical and computer sciences techniques,
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MACS503. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS (I) Normed linear
tributions, sampling distributions, order statistics, conver-
spaces, linear operators on normed linear spaces, Banach
gence in probability and in distribution, and basic limit theo-
spaces, inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases,
rems, including the central limit theorem, are covered.
duality, orthogonality, adjoint of a linear operator, spectral
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
analysis of linear operators. Prerequisite: MACS502. 3 hours
mester 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, consistency, efficiency, sufficient statis-
uation. Schlicht functions. Approximation theorems in the
tics, and some nonparametric methods are presented. Prereq-
complex domain. Prerequisite: MACS454. 3 hours lecture;
uisite: MACS534 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
3 semester hours.
hours.
MACS510. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MACS542. SIMULATION (I) Advanced study of simula-
AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (I) Topics to be covered:
tion techniques, random number, and variate generation.
basic existence and uniqueness theory, systems of equations,
Monte Carlo techniques, simulation languages, simulation
stability, differential inequalities, Poincare-Bendixon theory,
experimental design, variance reduction, and other methods
linearization. Other topics from: Hamiltonian systems,
of increasing efficiency, practice on actual problems. Offered
periodic and almost periodic systems, integral manifolds,
every other year. Prerequisite: MACS 262 (or equivalent),
Lyapunov functions, bifurcations, homoclinic points and
MACS 323 (or MACS 530 or equivalent), or permission of
chaos theory. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MACS332 or
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS550. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL DIF-
MACS514. APPLIED MATHEMATICS I (I) The major
FERENTIAL EQUATIONS (II) Numerical methods for
theme in this course is various non-numerical techniques for
solving partial differential equations. Explicit and implicit
dealing with partial differential equations which arise in
finite difference methods; stability, convergence, and con-
science and engineering problems. Topics include transform
sistency. Alternating direction implicit (ADI) methods.
techniques, Green’s functions and partial differential equa-
Weighted residual and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
tions. Stress is on applications to boundary value problems
MACS315, MACS332, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
and wave theory. Prerequisite: MACS455 or equivalent.
ture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS551. COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA (II)
MACS515. APPLIED MATHEMATICS II (II) Topics in-
Numerical analysis of algorithms for solving linear systems
clude integral equations, applied complex variables, an intro-
of equations, least squares methods, the symmetric eigen-
duction to asymptotics, linear spaces and the calculus of
problem, singular value decomposition, conjugate gradient
variations. Stress is on applications to boundary value prob-
iteration. Modification of algorithms to fit the architecture.
lems and wave theory, with additional applications to engi-
Error analysis, existing software packages. Prerequisites:
neering and physical problems. Prerequisite: MACS514.
MACS332, MACS407, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
MACS530. STATISTICAL METHODS I (I) Introduction to
MACS556. MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE
probability, random variables, and discrete and continuous
(I) Case studies of various models from mathematics, the
probability models. Elementary simulation. Data summariza-
sciences and engineering through the use of the symbolic soft-
tion and analysis. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing
ware package MATHEMATICA. Based on hands-on projects
for means and variances. Chi square tests. Distribution-free
dealing with contemporary topics such as number theory, dis-
techniques and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MACS213
crete mathematics, complex analysis, special functions, classi-
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal and quantum mechanics, relativity, dynamical systems,
MACS531. STATISTICAL METHODS II (II) Continuation
chaos and fractals, solitons, wavelets, chemical reactions, pop-
of MACS530. Multiple regression and trend surface analysis.
ulation dynamics, pollution models, electrical circuits, signal
Analysis of variance. Experimental design (Latin squares,
processing, optimization, control theory, and industrial mathe-
factorial designs, confounding, fractional replication, etc.)
matics. The course is designed for graduate students and scien-
Nonparametric analysis of variance. Topics selected from
tists interested in modeling and using symbolic software as a
multivariate analysis, sequential analysis or time series analy-
programming language and a research tool. It is taught in a
sis. Prerequisite: MACS323 or MACS530 or MACS535.
computer laboratory. Prerequisites: Senior undergraduates
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
need consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS534. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (I) The
MACS561. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COM-
basics of probability, discrete and continuous probability dis-
PUTER SCIENCE (I) Mathematical foundations of com-
puter science. Models of computation, including automata,
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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-
areas could change with each offering of the class, but would
jects. Examples in the course are from scientific application
include some of the following: VLSI design automation,
programs. The object-oriented use of the C++ language is
computational biology, mobile computing, computer security,
taught and used in assignments. Prerequisite: Knowledge of
data compression, web search engines, geographical informa-
C or C++. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion systems. Prerequisite: MACS406, or consent of instruc-
MACS568. DATA MINING (II) This course is an introduc-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tory course in data mining. It covers fundamentals of data
MACS563. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
mining theories and techniques. We will discuss association
AND ENGINEERS (I) Students are taught how to use paral-
rule mining and its applications, overview of classification
lel computing to solve complex scientific problems. They
and clustering, data preprocessing, and several application-
learn how to develop parallel programs, how to analyze their
specific data mining tasks. We will also discuss practical data
performance, and how to optimize program performance.
mining using a data mining software. Project assignments in-
The course covers the classification of parallel computers,
clude implementation of existing data mining algorithms,
shared memory versus distributed memory machines, soft-
data mining with or without data mining software, and study
ware issues, and hardware issues in parallel computing. Stu-
of data mining-related research issues. Prerequisite: MACS262
dents write programs for state of the art high performance
or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
supercomputers, which are accessed over the network. Pre-
MACS570. NEURAL NETWORKS (I) This course explores
requisite: Programming experience in C, consent of instruc-
the theory behind neural networks, and focuses on the appli-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
cation of this technology to real problems in areas as diverse
MACS564 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
as DNA pattern recognition, robot control, hazardous waste
(I) The objective of this class is to gain a detailed under-
remediation, and forensics. For the prepared student, this
standing about the options available to a computer architect
course also facilitates a transition from doing coursework to
when designing a computer system along with quantitative
producing publishable research. Skills required to understand,
justifications for the options. All aspects of modern computer
critique, and extend existing research are emphasized. An
architectures including instruction sets, processor design,
introductory series of lectures is followed by more in-depth
memory system design, storage system design, multiproces-
study of current research topics. Depending on a student’s
sors, and software approaches will be discussed. Prerequisite:
background, the course project is either a literature survey or
MACS341, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
application or exploration of a neural network method of the
ter hours.
student’s choice. Prerequisite: MACS404. 3 hours lecture;
MACS565. DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS (II)
3 semester hours.
Introduction to the design and use of distributed computer
MACS571. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) Artificial
systems based on networks of workstations and server com-
Intelligence (AI) is the subfield of computer science that
puters. Topics include theory, applications, systems and case
studies how to automate tasks for which people currently
studies describing current approaches. Prerequisites: Under-
exhibit superior performance over computers. Historically,
graduate machine architecture or consent of instructor.
AI has studied problems such as machine learning, language
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
understanding, game playing, planning, robotics, and machine
MACS566. ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT
vision. AI techniques include those for uncertainty manage-
(II) Advanced issues in database management, with emphasis
ment, automated theorem proving, heuristic search, neural
on their application to scientific data. Topics to be covered
networks, and simulation of expert performance in special-
include: object-oriented database management, database
ized domains like medical diagnosis. This course provides
rules, distributed databases, database design, transaction
an overview of the field of Artificial Intelligence. Particular
management, query optimization, concurrency control, and
attention will be paid to learning the LISP language for AI
management of scientific data. Each student develops a
programming. Prerequisite: MACS262. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.
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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-
and sensor networks). In addition, students will program
fraction, diffraction. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
client/server network applications and simulate a network
MACS650. ADVANCED TOPICS IN NUMERICAL
protocol in a network simulator. Prerequisite: MACS471.
ANALYSIS (II) Topics from the current literature in numeri-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal analysis and/or computational mathematics; for example,
MACS575. MACHINE LEARNING (II) The goal of
advanced finite element method, sparse matrix algorithms,
machine learning research is to build computer systems that
applications of approximation theory, software for initial value
learn from experience and that adapt to their environments.
ODE’s, numerical methods for integral equations. Prerequi-
Machine learning systems do not have to be programmed by
site: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
humans to solve a problem; instead, they essentially program
MACS660. ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SYS-
themselves based on examples of how they should behave, or
TEMS (II) Topics from the current literature in hardware
based on trial and error experience trying to solve the prob-
and software computer systems; for example, user interfaces,
lem. This course will focus on the methods that have proven
object oriented software engineering, database management,
valuable and successful in practical applications. The course
computer architectures, supercomputing, parallel processing,
will also contrast the various methods, with the aim of ex-
distributed processing, and algorithms. Prerequisite: Consent
plaining the situations in which each is most appropriate.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: MACS262 and MACS323, or consent of in-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MACS691. GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Presentation of
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
MACS598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe-
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi-
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
nar; 1 semester hour.
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
MACS692. GRADUATE SEMINAR (II) Presentation of
credit hours.
latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and advanced
students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour semi-
MACS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
nar; 1 semester hour.
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
MACS693/GPGN551. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies
Study form must be completed and submitted to the Regis-
and issues in seismic data processing, with emphasis on
trar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
underlying assumptions, implications of these assumptions,
and implications that would follow from use of alternative
MACS610. ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIFFERENTIAL
assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics for
EQUATIONS (II) Topics from current research in ordinary
ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Sta-
and/or partial differential equations; for example, dynamical
tistics estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple
systems, advanced asymptotic analysis, nonlinear wave prop-
suppression, suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation,
agation, solitons. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
imaging and inversion, extraction of stratigraphic and litho-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
logic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
MACS614. ADVANCED TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHE-
seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite: Consent of de-
MATICS (I) Topics from current literature in applied mathe-
partment. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
matics; for example, wavelets and their applications, calculus
MACS698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course or spe-
of variations, advanced applied functional analysis, control
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
theory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
MACS616. INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
credit hours.
SEISMIC INVERSION (II) Introduction to high frequency
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MACS699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Individual
Metallurgical and Materials
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Engineering
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
JOHN J. MOORE, Trustees Professor and Department Head
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
MACS705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
OF SCIENCE (I, II, S) Research credit hours required for
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
completion of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
must be carried out under the direct supervision of the gradu-
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
ate student’s faculty advisor.
Chemical Metallurgy
MACS706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
CHESTER J. VANTYNE, FIERF Professor
OF PHILOSOPHY (I, II, S) Research credit hours required
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
for completion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research
PATRICIO MENDEZ, Assistant Professor
must be carried out under direct supervision of the graduate
EDGAR E. VIDAL, Assistant Professor
student’s faculty advisor.
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
JOHN P. HAGER, University Professor Emeritus
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
DENNIS W. READEY, Professor Emeritus
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor Emeritus
HANS-JOACHIM KLEEBE, Research Professor
ARUN MADAN, Research Professor
Degrees Offered:
Master of Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering)
Master of Science (Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering)
Program Description:
The program of study for the Master or Doctor of Philoso-
phy degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is
selected by the student in consultation with her or his advi-
sor, and with the approval of the Thesis Committee. The pro-
gram can be tailored within the framework of the regulations
of the Graduate School to match the student’s interests while
maintaining the main theme of materials engineering and
processing. There are three Areas of Specialization within the
Department: Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy; Physico-
chemical Processing of Materials; and, Ceramic Engineering.
The Department is home to five research centers: the Ad-
vanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory, the
Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center;
the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics; the Center for
Welding and Joining Research; and, the Kroll Institute for
Extractive Metallurgy. A Graduate Certificate is offered by
each Department Center – the program requirements are as
described in the “Graduate Degrees and Other Requirements”
section of this Bulletin.
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Program Requirements:
questions on the background, rationale and fundamentals re-
The program requirements for the three graduate degrees
lated to the student’s proposed research. A written document
offered by the Department are listed below (for Gradute Cer-
summarizing the student’s proposed research is presented to the
tificate Programs, please refer to the section immediately
Examining Committee (different from the Thesis Committee)
above):
prior to this event. The student delivers an oral presentation,
Master of Engineering degree: Two tracks are available
reviewing the document at the start of the (oral) examination.
as follows:
There is a standing schedule to offer the examinations during
the last four to five weeks of the Spring and Fall semesters.
II. Undergraduate/graduate program*: i) a minimum of 36
However, intent to take the examinations must be declared
total semester hours of acceptable course work; ii) case-
within the first month of the intended semester.
independent study course work component cannot exceed
12 semester hours; and iii) submittal and presentation,
Although there is no formal seminar-course requirement,
and subsequent acceptance by the Graduate Advisor, of a
graduate students, both Master and Doctoral candidates, as
report which presents the results of a case study or an
part of their professional development, are required to attend
engineering development. (*See pp. 41–42, Combined
the Department seminars scheduled on Thursdays during the
Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.)
Fall and Spring semesters.
II. Graduate Program: i) a minimum of 36 total semester-
Prerequisites:
hours of acceptable course work; ii) case-/independent-
The entering graduate-student in the Department of Metal-
study course-work cannot exceed 12 semester hours; and
lurgical and Materials Engineering must have completed an
iii) submittal and presentation, and subsequent acceptance
undergraduate program equivalent to that required for the
by the Graduate Advisor ,of a report which presents the
B.S. degree in: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
results of a case study or an engineering development.
Materials Science or a related field. This should have included
a background in science fundamentals and engineering prin-
Master of Science degree: i) a minimum of 24 semester
ciples. A student, who possesses this background but has not
hours of acceptable course work and 12 semester hours of
taken specific undergraduate-courses in Metallurgical and
research credit; and, ii) submittal and successful oral-defense
Materials Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these course
of a thesis, which presents the results of original scientific
deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study.
research or development.
Fields of Research:
Doctor of Philosophy degree: i) a minimum of 42 semes-
Synthesis, processing, and characterization of photovoltaic
ter hours of acceptable course work, which may include
materials
course credits (to be approved by the Thesis Committee)
Optical phenomena of interfaces and composites
presented for the Master’s degree, provided that the degree
High-Tc superconductors
was in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or a similar
Dielectrics and piezoelectrics
field. However, at least 21 hours of acceptable course work
Glasses and crystallizable glasses for electronics
must be taken at the Colorado School of Mines; ii) 30 semes-
Ferroelectrics and ferroelectric thin films
ter hours of research credit; iii) a minimum of 12 semester
Porous ceramics and ceramic fibers
hours of acceptable course work in a minor field of study; iv)
Combustion synthesis of advanced materials
a passing grade on written and oral examinations for the pur-
Welding and joining of metals and dissimilar materials
pose of determining that adequate preparation and the ability
including ceramics and composites
to conduct high-quality, independent research have been
Laser Processing of Materials
achieved; and, v) submittal and successful defense of a thesis,
Physical metallurgy
which presents the results of original scientific research or
Mechanical metallurgy
development.
Processing microstructure, and properties of advanced steels
Notes: a) The minor may include course work in depart-
Oxidation and corrosion of metals and ceramics
ments outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Interfacial phenomena
Department, or from one of the Areas of Specialization
Surface characterization of materials
within the Department, different from that selected by the
Biomaterials
student as his/her major option. The minor must be approved
Composite materials
by the student’s Doctoral Committee and the committee
Preparation of ceramic powders
member delegated to represent the Minor Department.
Pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgy
b) The examinations under iv) are specific to the student’s
Processing of industrial wastes
declared Area of Specialization, and consist of a written and
Plasma synthesis and processing
oral component. The written examinations consist of a general
Computer simulation techniques for design of new high
topics examination and an area-of-specialization examination.
performance materials
The oral examination consists of responses by the student to
Thin film/coating, processing, and characterization
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Environmentally benign materials processes
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
Semiconductor materials
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
Powder metallurgy
grams for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in
Aerospace structural materials
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: consent
Failure analysis and fracture mechanics of materials
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Forming of metals and other materials
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
Fatigue of materials
(I) An introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
Description of Courses
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
Undergraduate Courses
formation, structure, crystallization, and properties will be
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
A maximum of nine hours of 400-level credits, with the
tions, manufacturing processes, and applications. Prerequi-
approval of the Thesis Committee, may be applied towards
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MTGN412/MLGN512, or
the course-work requirement for a Master’s degree.
consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN412/MLGN512.CERAMIC ENGINEERING (II)
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design, and man-
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN424
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cermets.
or consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
LABORATORY (II) Projects designed to supplement the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lectures in MTGN422. Prerequisite: MTGN422 or consent of
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
Instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw mate-
Examination of the interface between metallurgical process
rials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal process-
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, efflu-
ing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be covered.
ents and their point sources in metallurgical processes such
Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
as mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of metallurgical
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufac-
unit operations and unit processes with those applicable to
turing operations are included. Prerequisites: MTGN272,
waste and effluent control, disposal and materials recycling
MTGN311 or consent of the Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost com-
mester hours.
ponents are also included for selected examples. Fundamen-
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
tals and applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites:
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
MTGN334 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materials
3 semester hours.
as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
processing, and microstructure on the electrical properties
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
will be discussed, along with the functions, performance re-
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
quirements, and testing methods of materials for each type of
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
circuit component. The general topics covered are conduc-
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
tors, resistors, insulators, capacitors, energy convertors, mag-
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
netic materials, and integrated circuits. Prerequisite: PHGN200,
mester hours.
MTGN311 or MLGN501 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY (I)
Physical and chemical principles involved in the extraction
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hyrdometallurgy,
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequisite:
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
MTGN334, MTGN351, MTGN461. Co-requisite: MTGN433
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
or consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
or MLGN501 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 se-
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
mester hours.
fining of metals including emergent practices. Modifications
driven by environmental regulations and by energy minimi-
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zation. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
economic considerations. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
lecture; 3 semester hours.
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac-
MTGN433. HYDRO- AND ELECTROMETALLURGY
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
LABORATORY (I) Experiments designed to supplement the
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments.
lectures in MTGN431. Co-requisite: MTGN431 or consent
Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and statistical
of Instructor.
techniques. Introduction to computer software for statistical
process control and for the design and analysis of experiments.
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF METALLUR-
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
GICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical processing
ter hours
systems. Methods for estimating process costs and profitabil-
ity. Performance, selection, and design of process equipment.
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
Integration of process units into a working plant and its eco-
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
nomics, construction, and operation. Market research and
rosion protection including cathodic and anodic protection
surveys. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or consent of Instructor.
and coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
processes for metal extraction and refining using classical
ITES Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
and direct-search optimization methods and classical process
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
control with the aid of chemical functions and thermody-
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
namic transfer operations. Examples from physicochemical
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
and physical metallurgy processes. Co-erequisite: MTGN438
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN272, MTGN311, MTGN348,
or consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
MTGN436. Co-requisite: MTGN436 or consent of Instructor.
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
MTGN442. ALLOY AND PHASE STABILITY (II) Phase
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packaging
equilibrium of solid solutions, primary and intermediate
techniques and the processes and principles involved. Prereq-
phases, binary and ternary phase equilibrium diagrams,
uisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
multicomponent systems. Phase transformations in ferrous
alloys, hardenability, heat treatment, surface modification,
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
alloying of steel, precipitation alloys and alloy design for cast
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
irons, stainless steels, and tool steels. Prerequisite: MTGN348
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of instructor.
MATERIALS (I) Mechanical properties and relationships.
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relationships of
microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture, creep, and
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
testing techniques to illustrate the application of the funda-
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite: MTGN348.
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours. *A 3
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
semester-hour graduate-course in the Materials Science
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hour undergraduate-course
MTGN461.TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
in the MTGN program.
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
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operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
relief and annealing; preheating and post heating; distortion
based on the required balance of the conserved-quantity ap-
and defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys; and,
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent variables
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
(unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimension-
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
less correlations - friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coeffi-
MTGN475. Co-requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
cients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow
hour.
behavior in packed beds. Design equations for: Continuous-
Flow/Batch Reactors with Uniform Dispersion and Plug
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Flow Reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
metallurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to:
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
Tutorials/Demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
concepts related to selected topics; and, Projects with the
offered only once. . Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to
primary focus on the operating principles and use of modern
3 semester hours.
electronic instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Independent
systems in conjunction with correlation and prediction
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
strategies for analysis of results. Prerequisites: MACS315,
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
MTGN351 and MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
work. Choice of problem is arranged between student and a
3 semester hours.
specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (I) Introduction to
of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and
1 to 3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
fabrication of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
Graduate Courses
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
Most courses are offered once every two years. However,
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
those courses offered for which fewer than five students have
polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites.
registered may be cancelled that semester. Courses at the
Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end item
500-level are open to qualified seniors with approval of the
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
Department and the Dean of the Graduate School. Courses at
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
the 600-level are open only to graduate students in good
design of end items will be considered in relation to: materi-
standing. A two-year course-schedule is available in the De-
als selection, manufacturing engineering, properties, and
partment office.
applications. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
MTGN511. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERI-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (I) Independent ad-
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING (II) Introduction to
vanced work, not leading to a thesis. This may take the form
plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations of forg-
of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Selection of as-
ing, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet metal forming.
signment is arranged between student and a specific Depart-
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequi-
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
sites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or EGGN390. 2 hours lec-
consent of faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
ture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
MTGN512. SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERI-
MTGN466. DESIGN: SELECTION AND USE OF MATE-
ALS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (II) Continuation of
RIALS (II) Selection of alloys for specific applications, de-
MTGN511. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of
signing for corrosion resistant service, concept of passivity,
faculty supervisor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
designing for wear resistant service, designing for high tem-
MTGN514. DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT
perature service and designing for high strength/weight appli-
PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS (I) Ceramic materi-
cations. Introduction to the aluminum, copper, nickel, cobalt,
als science in the area of structural imperfections, their chem-
stainless steel, cast irons, titanium and refractory metal alloy-
istry, and their relation to mass and charge transport; defects
systems. Coating science and selection. Prerequisite:
and diffusion, sintering, and grain growth with particular em-
MTGN348. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
phasis on the relation of fundamental transport phenomena to
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
sintering and microstructure development and control. Pre-
tion to welding processes thermal aspects; metallurgical
requisites: DCGN209 or MTGN351; MT311 or Consent of
evaluation of resulting microstructures; attendant phase
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd
transformations; selection of filler metals; stresses; stress
years only.)
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MTGN516. MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC SYS-
engineering design and cost components are included. Pre-
TEMS (II) Analysis of the chemical and physical processes
requisites: MTGN334 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
controlling microstructure development in ceramic systems.
ture; 3 semester hours.
Development of the glassy phase in ceramic systems and the
MTGN530. ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING (I)
resulting properties. Relationship of microstructure to chem-
Physicochemical principles of gas-slag-metal reactions
ical, electrical, and mechanical properties of ceramics.
applied to the reduction of iron ore concentrates and to the
Application to strengthening and toughening in ceramic
refining of liquid iron to steel. The role of these reactions in
composite system. Prerequisite: Graduate status or Consent
reactor design—blast furnace and direct iron smelting fur-
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
nace, pneumatic steelmaking furnace, refining slags, deoxi-
even years only.)
dation and degassing, ladle metallurgy, alloying, and
MTGN517. REFRACTORIES (I) The manufacture, testing,
continuous casting of steel. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
and use of basic, neutral, acid, and specialty refractories are
MTGN351 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
presented. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship be-
mester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
tween physical properties of the various refractories and their
MTGN531. THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGI-
uses in the metallurgical industry. Prerequisite: Consent of
CAL AND MATERIALS PROCESSING (I) Application of
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics to the processing of metals and materials,
MTGN518/MLGN518. PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMIC
with emphasis on the use of thermodynamics in the develop-
SYSTEMS (II) Application of one to four component oxide
ment and optimization of processing systems. Focus areas
diagrams to ceramic engineering problems. Emphasis on
will include entropy and enthalpy, reaction equilibrium, solu-
refractories and glasses and their interaction with metallic
tion thermodynamics, methods for analysis and correlation of
systems. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
thermodynamics data, thermodynamic analysis of phase dia-
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
grams, thermodynamics of surfaces, thermodynamics of de-
MTGN523/MLGN523. APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLU-
fect structures, and irreversible thermodynamics. Attention
TION CHEMISTRY (II) Solution and surface chemistry of
will be given to experimental methods for the measurement
importance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Pre-
of thermodynamic quantities. Prerequisite: MTGN351 or
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
MTGN 532 PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I -
MTGN526/MLGN526. GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS. An in-
An introduction to the science and technology of particulate
troduction to the fundamental principles and design criteria
and polymeric gels, emphasizing inorganic systems. Inter-
for the selection and use of standard mineral processing unit
particle forces. Aggregation, network formation, percolation,
operations in comminution and physical separation. Topics
and the gel transition. Gel structure, rheology, and mechanical
covered include: crushing (jaw, cone, gyratory), grinding
properties. Application to solid-liquid separation operations
(ball, pebble, rod, SAG, HPGR), screening, thickening, sedi-
(filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation) and to ceramics
mentation, filtration and hydrocyclones. Two standard min-
processing. Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of
eral processing plant-design simulation software (MinOCad
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
and JK SimMet) are used in the course. Prerequisites: Gradu-
years only.)
ate or Senior in good- standing or consent of instructor.3
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MTGN527/ESGN562. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
AND RECYCLING (II) Industrial case-studies, on the ap-
MTGN 533 PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II
plication of engineering principles to minimize waste forma-
- APPLIED SEPARATIONS. An introduction to the funda-
tion and to meet solid waste recycling challenges. Proven and
mental principles and design criteria for the selection and use
emerging solutions to solid waste environmental problems, es-
of standard mineral processing unit operations in applied sep-
pecially those associated with metals. Prerequisites: ESGN500
arations. Topics covered include: photometric ore sorting,
and ESGN504 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
magnetic separation, dense media separation, gravity separa-
mester hours.
tion, electrostatic separation and flotation (surface chemistry,
reagents selection, laboratory testing procedures, design and
MTGN529. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)
simulation). Two standard mineral processing plant-design
Effluents, wastes, and their point sources associated with
simulation software (MinOCad and JK SimMet) are used in
metallurgical processes, such as mineral concentration and
the course. Graduate or Senior in good- standing or consent
values extraction—providing for an interface between metal-
of instructor.3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
lurgical process engineering and the environmental engineer-
ing areas. Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and
MTGN534. CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOP-
unit processes, applied to waste and effluents control, re-
MENT A study of the steps required for development of a
cycling, and waste disposal. Examples which incorporate
mineral recovery process. Technical, economic, and human
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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
MTGN537. ELECTROMETALLURGY (II) Electrochemi-
these techniques to specific aspects of forging and metal
cal nature of metallurgical processes. Kinetics of electrode
forming processes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
reactions. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction. Complex
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
electrode reactions. Mixed potential systems. Cell design and
MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I) Basic fracture
optimization of electrometallurgical processes. Batteries and
mechanics as applied to engineering materials, S-N curves,
fuel cells. Some aspects of corrosion. Prerequisite: Consent
the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of
effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack
even years only.)
propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
MTGN538. HYDROMETALLURGY (II) Kinetics of liq-
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
uid-solid reactions. Theory of uniformly accessible surfaces.
MTGN546. CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE MATE-
Hydrometallurgy of sulfide and oxides. Cementation and
RIALS (II) Mathematical description of creep process.
hydrogen reduction. Ion exchange and solvent extraction.
Mathematical methods of extrapolation of creep data. Micro-
Physicochemical phenomena at high pressures. Microbiolog-
mechanisms of creep deformation, including dislocation
ical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
glide and grain boundary sliding. Study of various high tem-
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
perature materials, including iron, nickel, and cobalt base
MTGN539. PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING
alloys and refractory metals, and ceramics. Emphasis on
REACTOR DESIGN (II) Review of reactor types and ideal-
phase transformations and microstructure-property relation-
ized design equations for isothermal conditions. Residence
ships. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
time functions for nonreacting and reacting species and its
3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
relevance to process control. Selection of reactor type for a
MTGN547. PHASE EQUILIBRIUM IN MATERIALS
given application. Reversible and irreversible reactions in
SYSTEMS (I) Phase equilibrium of uniary, binary, ternary,
CSTR’s under nonisothermal conditions. Heat and mass
and multicomponent systems, microstructure interpretation,
transfer considerations and kinetics of gas-solid reactions
pressure-temperature diagrams, determination of phase dia-
applied to fluo-solids type reactors. Reactions in packed
grams. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
beds. Scale up and design of experiments. Brief introduction
3 semester hours.
into drying, crystallization, and bacterial processes. Exam-
ples will be taken from current metallurgical practice. Pre-
MTGN548. TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS (I) Sur-
requisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
face and interfacial phenomena, order of transformation,
hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
grain growth, recovery, recrystallization, solidification, phase
transformation in solids, precipitation hardening, spinoidal
MTGN541. INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS (I)
decomposition, martensitic transformation, gas metal reac-
Electron theory of metals. Classical and quantum-mechanical
tions. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture;
free electron theory. Electrical and thermal conductivity,
3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
thermoelectric effects, theory of magnetism, specific heat,
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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.
control of synthesis and processing parameters. Other physi-
MTGN559. SIMULATION OF MANUFACTURING AND
cal properties such as electrical and thermal will also be ex-
SERVICE PROCESSES Introduction to the theory and prac-
amined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*: MTGN352, MTGN445/
tice of dynamic simulation of queuing systems such as those
MLGN505*; or, Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
encountered in manufacturing systems and service opera-
mester hours. (Summer of even years only.)
tions. Topics include generation of random numbers and ran-
MTGN553. STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS (II)
dom variates, discrete and continuous statistical distributions
Strain hardening in polycrystalline materials, dislocation
used for simulation, simulation dynamics, queuing systems,
interactions, effect of grain boundaries on strength, solid
statistical analysis of simulation output, entity transfer, con-
solution hardening, martensitic transformations, precipitation
veyors, batching, statistical analysis of simulation output, and
hardening, point defects. Prerequisite: MTGN543 or concur-
termination of simulation models. Commercial computer-
rent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;3 semester hours. (Spring of
based simulation-package to provide the experience and
even years only.)
background necessary to build and analyze models of manu-
facturing and service operations such as ferrous and nonfer-
MTGN554. OXIDATION OF METALS (II) Kinetics of oxi-
rous alloy production, ceramic materials production, casting
dation. The nature of the oxide film. Transport in oxides.
and molding, forming, machining and finishing, joining,
Mechanisms of oxidation. The Oxidation protection of high-
coating, electronic manufacturing, inspection and quality
temperature metal systems. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
control, logistic processes, and service processes. Prerequi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years
site: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
only.)
MTGN560. ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURES
MTGN555/MLGN504. SOLID STATE THERMODYNAM-
(II) Applications of the principles of physical and mechani-
ICS (I) Thermodynamics applied to solid state reactions,
cal metallurgy to the analysis of metallurgical failures.
binary and ternary phase diagrams, point, line and planar de-
Nondestructive testing. Fractography. Case study analysis.
fects, interfaces, and electrochemical concepts. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
MTGN556/MLGN506. TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS (I)
MTGN561. PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS
Thermal and electrical conductivity. Solid state diffusion in
FOR AEROSPACE (I) Review of current developments in
metals and metal systems. Kinetics of metallurgical reactions
aerospace materials with particular attention paid to titanium
in the solid state. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
alloys, aluminum alloys, and metal-matrix composites. Em-
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even years only.)
phasis is on phase equilibria, phase transformations, and
MTGN557. SOLIDIFICATION (I) Heat flow and fluid flow
microstructure-property relationships. Concepts of innova-
in solidification, thermodynamics of solidification, nuclea-
tive processing and microstructural alloy design are included
tion and interface kinetics, grain refining, crystal and grain
where appropriate. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3
growth, constitutional supercooling, eutectic growth, solidifi-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
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MTGN564 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF MATERIAL
MTGN583. PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TEST-
BEHAVIOR (I) Examination of various constitutive models
ING AND EVALUATION (I) Introduction to testing meth-
which are used to characterize material behavior. Models for
ods; basic physical principles of acoustics, radiography, and
elastic behavior, strain hardening, strain-rate hardening,
electromagnetism; statistical and risk analysis; fracture me-
creep, viscoplastic, cyclical hardening and nonisothermal
chanics concepts; design decision making, limitations and
behavior will be discussed. Experimental methods and data
applications of processes; fitness-for- service evaluations.
analysis to determine various constitutive parameters will be
Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of Instructor. 3
described. Incorporation of these models in computer codes,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
especially finite element analysis. . Prerequisite: Consent of
MTGN584. NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES (II)
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
Joining processes for which the base materials are not
years only.)
melted. Brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding, explosive
MTGN565 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
bonding, and adhesive bonding processes. Theoretical as-
AND COMPOSITES (I) Mechanical properties of ceramics
pects of these processes, as well as the influence of process
and ceramic-based composites; brittle fracture of solids;
parameters. Special emphasis to the joining of dissimilar ma-
toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue, high temper-
terials using these processes. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
ature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep deforma-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd
tion. Prerequisites: MTGN445 or MLGN505, or Consent of
years only.)
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even
MTGN586. DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND
years only.)
ASSEMBLIES Introduction to the concepts and analytical
MTGN/MLGN 570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
practice of designing weldments. Designing for impact,
Introduction to the diversity of biomaterials and applications
fatigue, and torsional loading. Designing of weldments using
through examination of the physiologic environment in con-
overmatching and undermatching criteria. Analysis of com-
junction with compositional and structural requirements of
bined stresses. Designing of compression members, column
tissues and organs. Appropriate domains and applications of
bases and splices. Designing of built-up columns, welded
metals, ceramics and polymers, including implants, sensors,
plate cylinders, beam-to-column connections, and trusses.
drug delivery, laboratory automation, and tissue engineering
Designing for tubular construction. Weld distortion and
are presented. Prerequisites: ESGN 301 or equivalent, or
residual stresses. Joint design. Process consideration in weld
Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
design. Welding codes and specifications. Estimation of
MTGN571. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGI-
welding costs. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MACS315 or
NEERING LABORATORY Basic instruction in advanced
equivalent, EGGN320 or equivalent, MTGN475 or Consent
equipment and techniques in the field of extraction, mechani-
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
cal or physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: Selection and Con-
odd years only.)
sent of Instructor. 3 to 9 hours lab ; 1 to 3 semester hours.
MTGN587. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING
MTGN580. ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY (II)
AND JOINING PROCESSES (I) Introduction to arc
Weldability, defects, phase transformations, heat flow, pre-
physics, fluid flow in the plasma, behavior of high pressure
heat treatment, post-heat treatment, heat affected zone,
plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, energy generation
microstructure, and properties. Prerequisite: Consent of
and temperature distribution in the plasma, arc stability, metal
Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of even
transfer across arc, electron beam welding processes, keyhole
years only.)
phenomena. Ohmic welding processes, high frequency weld-
ing, weld pool phenomena. Development of relationships be-
MTGN581. WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTERAC-
tween physics concepts and the behavior of specific welding
TIVE CONTROLS (I) The science of welding heat sources
and joining processes. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PHGN300,
including gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, electron beam and
MACS315, MTGN475, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
laser. The interaction of the heat source with the workpiece
ture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years only.)
will be explored and special emphasis will be given to using
this knowledge for automatic control of the welding process.
MTGN591. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
Prerequisite: Graduate Status or Consent of Instructor. 3
PROCESSES (I) Introduction to plasma physics, behavior of
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
low pressure plasma, cathodic and anodic phenomena, glow
discharge phenomena, glow discharge sputtering, magnetron
MTGN582. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED
plasma deposition, ion beam deposition, cathodic arc evapora-
JOINTS (II) Mechanical metallurgy of heterogeneous sys-
tion, electron beam and laser coating processes. Development
tems, shrinkage, distortion, cracking, residual stresses, me-
of relationships between physics concepts and the behavior
chanical testing of joints, size effects, joint design, transition
of specific coating processes. Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
temperature, fracture. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3
PHGN300, MACS315, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring of odd years only.)
lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall of odd years only.)
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MTGN697. MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
COATINGS AND THIN FILMS (I) Introduction to aqueous
special topics course. Topics chosen according to special
and non-aqueous chemistry for the preparation of an effec-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is
tive electrolyte; for interpretation of electrochemical princi-
generally offered only once.. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
ples associated with electrodeposition; surface science to
structor. Variable hours lecture/lab; 1 to 6 semester hours.
describe surface structure and transport; interphasial structure
MTGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
including space charge and double layer concepts; nucleation
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
concepts applied to electrodeposition; electrocrystallization
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
including growth concepts; factors affecting morphology and
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
kinetics; co-deposition of non-Brownian particles; pulse
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
electrodeposition; electrodeposition parameters and control;
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
physical metallurgy of electrodeposits; and, principles asso-
ciated with vacuum evaporation and sputter deposition.
MTGN631. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN METALLUR-
Factors affecting microstructural evolution of vacuum and
GICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS Physical principles
sputtered deposits; nucleation of vapor and sputtered deposits;
of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Application to the
modeling of matter-energy interactions during co-deposition;
analysis of extraction metallurgy and other physicochemical
and, Thornton’s model for coating growth. Prerequisite/
processes. Prerequisite: MACS315 and MTGN461or equiv-
co-requisite: MACS315, MTGN351, MTGN352, or Consent
alent, or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Summer of
hours.
even years only.)
MTGN671 ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY (I)
MTGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
Experimental and analytical research in the fields of produc-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or
tion, mechanical, chemical, and/or physical metallurgy.
special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours;
instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
3 semester hours.
offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3
MTGN672. ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY
semester hours per semester.
(II) Continuation of MTGN671. 1 to 3 semester hours.
MTGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
MTGN696/MLGN696. VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
(II) Introduction to the fundamental physics and chemistry
member. Student and instructor to agree on subject matter,
underlying the control of deposition processes for thin films
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
for a variety of applications—wear resistance, corrosion/
Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. 1 to
oxidation resistance, decorative coatings, electronic and
3 semester hours for each of two semesters.
magnetic. Emphasis on the vapor deposition process varia-
MTGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
bles rather than the structure and properties of the deposited
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
film. Prerequisites: MTGN351, MTGN461, or equivalent
of the degree Master of Science. Research under the direct
courses or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
supervision of the faculty advisor.
hours. (Summer of odd years only.)
MTGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research under
the direct supervision of the faculty advisor.
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ence - Non-Thesis option must complete a minimum of 36
TIBOR G. ROZGONYI, Professor and Department Head
credit hours of course work of which 6 credit hours may be
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor
applied towards the analytical report writing, if required.
UGUR OZBAY, Professor
The Master of Engineering degree (Engineer of Mines)
LEVENT OZDEMIR, Professor and Director of Earth Mechanics
in Mining Engineering includes all the requirements for the
Institute
MARK KUCHTA, Associate Professor
M.S. degree, with the sole exception that an “engineering
HUGH B. MILLER, Associate Professor
report” is required rather than a Master’s Thesis.
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Associate Professor
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mining and Earth
D. SCOTT KIEFFER, Assistant Professor
Systems Engineering requires a total of 72 credit hours,
MANOHAR ARORA, Senior Lecturer
beyond the bachelor’s degree of which research shall be no
VILEM PETR, Research Assistant Professor
fewer than 24 credit hours. The usual departmental require-
Degrees Offered:
ment is a minimum of 48 credit hours of course work and 24
Master of Engineering (Engineer of Mines)
credit hours for research. The thesis must be successfully de-
Master of Science (Mining and Earth Systems Engineering)
fended before a doctoral committee.
Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Earth Systems
Prerequisites:
Engineering)
Students entering a graduate program for the master’s or
doctor’s degree are expected to have had much the same
Program Description:
undergraduate training as that required at Colorado School of
The program has two distinctive, but inherently inter-
Mines in mining, if they are interested in the traditional mining
woven specialties.
specialty. Students interested in the Earth Systems engineering
The Mining Engineering area or specialty is predomi-
specialty with different engineering sub-disciplinary background
nantly for mining engineers and it is directed towards the
may also require special mining engineering subjects depend-
traditional mining engineering fields. Graduate work is nor-
ing upon their graduate program. Deficiencies if any, will be
mally centered around subject areas such as mine planning
determined by the Department of Mining Engineering on the
and development, computer aided mine design, rock mechan-
basis of students’ education, experience, and graduate study.
ics, operations research applied to the mineral industry, envi-
For specific information on prerequisites, students are
ronment and sustainability considerations, mine
encouraged to refer to a copy of the Mining Engineering
mechanization, mine evaluation, finance and management
Department’s Departmental Guidelines and Regulations for
and similar mining engineering topics.
Graduate Students, available from the Mining Engineering
The Earth Systems Engineering area or specialty is
Department.
designed to be distinctly interdisciplinary by merging the
Required Curriculum:
mining engineering fundamentals with civil, geotechnical,
Graduate students, depending upon their specialty and
environmental or other engineering into advanced study tracks
background may be required to complete two of the three core
in earth systems, rock mechanics and earth structural systems,
courses listed below during their program of study at CSM.
underground excavation, and construction systems. This
specialty is open for engineers with different sub-disciplinary
These courses are:
backgrounds, but interested in working and/or considering
MNGN508. Advanced Rock Mechanics
performing research in mining, tunneling, excavation and
MNGN512 - Surface Mine Design
underground construction areas.
MNGN516 - Underground Mining
Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas
In addition, all full-time graduate students are required to
such as site characterization, environmental aspects, under-
register for and attend MNGN625 - Graduate Mining Semi-
ground construction and tunneling (including microtunneling),
nar each semester while in residence, except in the case of
excavation methods and equipment, mechanization of mines
scheduling conflicts with other course(s) approved by the
and underground construction, environmental and manage-
thesis advisor.
ment aspects, modeling and design in geoengineering.
Fields of Research:
Program Requirements:
The Mining Engineering Department focuses on the fol-
The Master of Science degree in Mining and Earth Systems
lowing fundamental areas:
Engineering has two options available. Master of Science -
Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Stability of Under-
Thesis and Master of Science - Non-Thesis. Thesis Option re-
ground and Surface Excavations
quires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course work
Computerized Mine Design and Related Applications (in-
and 12 semester credits of research, approved by student’s
cluding Geostatistical Modeling)
graduate committee, plus a master’s thesis. The Master of Sci-
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MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
Mechanization and Mechanical Mining Systems
Successful implementation and management of surface and
Underground Excavation (Tunneling) and Construction
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
Site Characterization and Geotechnical Investigations,
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
Modeling and Design in Geoengineering.
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
Rock Fragmentation
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
Mineral Processing, Communition, Separation Technology
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
Bulk Material Handling
or instructors consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
Description of Courses
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN Analysis of mine plant
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling, de-
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
watering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material handling
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
MNGN314 or consent of lecturer. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displace-
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
ments induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-
Underground mining sections include design of coal and hard
situ stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive ore
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes exca-
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
vated in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic ap-
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
proaches to design of slopes, and remedial measures for
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent.
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s consent. 3 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and broken
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting design
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite, metallic
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite: MNGN321,
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
concurrent enrollment or instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture;
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
3 semester hours.
support types and selection of support for underground exca-
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tun-
governing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
nels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also cov-
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
ered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations of
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications to surface and underground excavation. Prerequi-
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments to
site: DCGN241, concurrent enrollment or instructor’s con-
accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Corequisite: MNGN421
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour
MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC-
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
TION Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of sys-
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
tems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, 371 and MNGN314 or instruc-
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
tor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre-
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
requisite: EGGN361, MNGN321, or instructor’s consent.
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
2 hours of lecture; 2 semester hours.
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment crite-
ria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
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tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elementary
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
probability theory and its applications in engineering and sci-
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or consent of
ences; discrete and continuous probability distributions; param-
instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
eter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression; spatial
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MACS112.
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester hours.
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429. 3
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
hours lab; 1 semester hour.
operating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
average annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre-
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
engineering and science applications as they apply to indus-
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
MNGN 333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
Engineering design and engineering cost components are
tation will demonstrate student’s progress.
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
mentals to applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite:
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Rock mass classification and strength determinatiosn, geo-
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
operations. Prerequisite: senior or graduate status. 2 hours
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
terming physical properties required for slope design. Appli-
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or con-
cation of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to
sent of instructor. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
lecture. 3 hours semester hours.
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
MNGN460 INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
This course describes the engineering principles and practices
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
and aggregate industries. The course will cover resource defi-
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and processing
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, 321, 414,
of minerals for cement and aggregate production. Permitting
EGGN329 and DCGN381 or EGGN384. Concurrent enroll-
issues and reclamation, particle sizing and environmental
ment with the consent of instructor permitted. 3 hours lec-
practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
ture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN318, MNGN322, MNGN323, or consent of instructor.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
of successful mine management, supervision, administrative
problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or equivalent. 3 hours lec-
policies, industrial and human engineering. Prerequisite:
ture; 3 semester hours
Senior or graduate status or consent of instructor. 2 hours
MNGN506. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDER-
lecture; 2 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
GROUND EXCAVATIONS Design of underground exca-
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
vations and support. Analysis of stress and rock mass
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
deformations around excavations using analytical and
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
of in situ and laboratory data for excavation design. Use of
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
rock mass rating systems for site characterization and exca-
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi-
vation design. Study of support types and selection of sup-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
port for underground excavations. Use of numerical models
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
“Independent Study” form must be completed and submitted
Offered in odd years.
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MNGN507. ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING (I)
Graduate Courses
An advanced study of the theories of rock penetration includ-
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with per-
ing percussion, rotary, and rotary percussion drilling. Rock
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
fragmentation including explosives and the theories of blast-
600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in the
ing rock. Application of theory to drilling and blasting prac-
Graduate School.
tice at mines, pits, and quarries. Prerequisite: MNGN407.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN501. REGULATORY MINING LAWS AND CON-
TRACTS (I) Basic fundamentals of engineering law, regula-
MNGN508. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
tions of federal and state laws pertaining to the mineral
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displace-
industry and environment control. Basic concepts of mining
ments induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-
contracts. Offered in even numbered years. Prerequisite:
situ stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
Offered in even years.
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
MNGN503. MINING TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAIN-
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
ABLE DEVELOPMENT (I, II) The primary focus of this
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
course is to provide students an understanding of the funda-
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
mental principles of sustainability and how they influence the
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
technical components of a mine's life cycle, beginning during
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or professor’s consent. 3 hours
project feasibility and extending through operations to clo-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
sure and site reclamation. Course discussions will address a
wide range of traditional engineering topics that have spe-
MNGN511. MINING INVESTIGATIONS (I, II) Investi-
cific relevance and impact to local and regional communities,
gational problems associated with any important aspect of
such as mining methods and systems, mine plant design and
mining. Choice of problem is arranged between student and
layout, mine operations and supervision, resource utilization
instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture, con-
and cutoff grades, and labor. The course will emphasize the
sultation, lab, and assigned reading; 2 to 4 semester hours.
importance of integrating social, political, and economic con-
MNGN512. SURFACE MINE DESIGN Analysis of ele-
siderations into technical decision-making and problem solv-
ments of surface mine operation and design of surface min-
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
ing system components with emphasis on minimization of
MNGN505. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and
Underground mining sections include design of coal and hard
long-range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost
rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive ore
estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
bodies, assessment of caving characteristics or ore bodies,
mester hours.
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
MNGN513 ADVANCED SURFACE MINE DESIGN (II)
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
This course introduces students to alternative open pit plan-
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
ning and design concepts. Course emphasis is on optimiza-
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
tion aspects of open pit mine design. Topics include 3-D
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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
and path finding. Prerequisite: MACS404 or consent of in-
systems. Evaluation of bump and outburst conditions and re-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
medial measures. Methane drainage systems. Surface subsi-
years.
dence evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN321. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN515. MINE MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMATION
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
This course will provide an in-depth study of the current state
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering gov-
of the art and future trends in mine mechanization and mine
erning the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
automation systems for both surface and underground min-
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
ing, review the infrastructure required to support mine auto-
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
mation, and analyze the potential economic and health and
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also cov-
safety benefits. Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN314,
ered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations of
MNGN316, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Fall of odd years.
MNGN523. SELECTED TOPICS (I, II) Special topics in
MNGN516. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN Selection,
mining engineering, incorporating lectures, laboratory work or
design, and development of most suitable underground
independent study, depending on needs. This course may be
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
repeated for additional credit only if subject material is differ-
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
ent. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 to 4 semester hours.
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
MNGN525. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL TECH-
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
NIQUES IN ROCK MECHANICS (I) Principles of stress
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates. Pre-
and infinitesimal strain analysis are summarized, linear con-
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
stitutive laws and energy methods are reviewed. Continuous
semester hours.
and laminated models of stratified rock masses are introduced.
The general concepts of the boundary element and finite
MNGN517. ADVANCED UNDERGROUND MINING (II)
element methods are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the
Review and evaluation of new developments in advanced
boundary element approach with displacement discontinui-
underground mining systems to achieve improved productiv-
ties, because of its relevance to the modeling of the extrac-
ity and reduced costs. The major topics covered include:
tion of tabular mineral bodies and to the mobilization of
mechanical excavation techniques for mine development and
faults, joints, etc. Several practical problems, selected from
production, new haulage and vertical conveyance systems,
rock mechanics and subsidence engineering practices, are
advanced ground support and roof control methods, mine
treated to demonstrate applications of the techniques. Prerequi-
automation and monitoring, new mining systems and future
site: MNGN321, EGGN320, or equivalent courses, MACS455
trends in automated, high productivity mining schemes. Pre-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: Underground Mine Design (e.g., MNGN314).
Offered in even years.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN526. MODELING AND MEASURING IN GEOME-
MNGN518. ADVANCED BULK UNDERGROUND MIN-
CHANICS (II) Introduction to instruments and instrumen-
ING TECHNIQUES This course will provide advanced
tation systems used for making field measurements (stress,
knowledge and understanding of the current state-of-the-art
convergence, deformation, load, etc.) in geomechanics. Tech-
in design, development, and production in underground hard
niques for determining rock mass strength and deformability.
rock mining using bulk-mining methods. Design and layout
Design of field measurement programs. Interpretation of field
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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.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
Offered in odd years.
MNGN545/445 ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
MNGN527. THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS Classical
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
methods for the analysis of stresses in plate type structure are
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
presented first. The stiffness matrices for plate element will be
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
developed and used in the finite element method of analysis.
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
Membrane and bending stresses in shells are derived. Appli-
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
cation of the theory to tunnels, pipes, pressures vessels, and
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
domes, etc., will be included. Prerequisites: EGGN320 or in-
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
structor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY (I) Role of geology and
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for
the geologist in the development and production stages of
determining physical properties required for slope design.
a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining operation
Application of numerical modeling and analytical techniques
sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve est-
to slope stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock
imation, economic evaluation, permitting, support functions.
environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lec-
Field trips, mine mapping, data evaluation, exercises and
ture. 3 hours semester hours.
term project. Prerequisite: GEGN401 or GEGN405 or per-
MNGN549/EGES549. MARINE MINING SYSTEMS (I)
mission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours
Define interdisciplinary marine mining systems and opera-
laboratory: 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
tional requirements for the exploration survey, sea floor min-
MNGN530. INTRODUCTION TO MICRO COMPUTERS
ing, hoisting, and transport. Describe and design components
IN MINING (I) General overview of the use of PC based
of deep-ocean, manganese-nodule mining systems and other
micro computers and software applications in the mining
marine mineral extraction methods. Analyze dynamics and
industry. Topics include the use of: database, CAD, spread-
remote control of the marine mining systems interactions and
sheets, computer graphics, data acquisition, and remote com-
system components. Describe the current state-of-the-art tech-
munications as applied in the mining industry. Prerequisite:
nology, operational practice, trade-offs of the system design
Any course in computer programming. 2 hours lecture,
and risk. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN320, GEOC408 or
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered alternate even years.
MNGN536. OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY Analysis of exploration, min-
MNGN559/EGES559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE
ing, and metallurgy systems using statistical analysis. Monte
MEDIA (1) This course allows students to establish funda-
Carlo methods, simulation, linear programming, and computer
mental knowledge of quasi-static and dynamic particle be-
methods. Prerequisite: MNGN433 or consent of instructor.
havior that is beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in
processes in the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geo-
even years.
physics, physics, and mining engineering. Issues of interst
are the definition of particl size and size distribution, particle
MNGN538. GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTIMA-
shape, nature of packing, quasi-static behavior under differ-
TION (I) Introduction to the application and theory of geo-
ent external loading, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical
statistics in the mining industry. Review of elementary
modeling of particulate flows, molecular dynamic simula-
statistics and traditional ore reserve calculation techniques.
tions, and a brief introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows.
Presentation of fundamental geostatistical concepts, includ-
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ing: variogram, estimation variance, block variance, kriging,
ter hours. Fall semesters, every other year.
geostatistical simulation. Emphasis on the practical aspects
of geostatistical modeling in mining. Prerequisite: MACS323
MNGN550. NEW TECHNIQUES IN MINING (II) Review
or equivalent course in statistics; graduate or senior status.
of various experimental mining procedures, including a criti-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cal evaluation of their potential applications. Mining methods
covered include deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassification
MNGN539. ADVANCED MINING GEOSTATISTICS (II)
of coal, in situ retorting of oil shale, solution mining of solu-
Advanced study of the theory and application of geostatistics
ble minerals, in situ leaching of metals, geothermal power
in mining engineering. Presentation of state-of-the-art geo-
generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope caving,
statistical concepts, including: robust estimation, nonlinear
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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
MNGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
impacts. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate status; instructor’s
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
consent 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
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
MNGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORT-
and other commodities; mine capital and operating cost esti-
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (I, II) Laboratory, field, and
mation and indexing; and other topics of current interest. Pre-
library work for the Master of Engineering report under
requisite: MNGN427 or EBGN504 or equivalent. 3 hours
supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Required of
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering. 6 semes-
MNGN590. MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING
ter hours upon completion of report.
(II) This course provides a comprehensive review of the
MNGN705 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
existing and emerging mechanical excavation technologies
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
for mine development and production in surface and under-
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
ground mining. The major topics covered in the course in-
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
clude: history and development of mechanical excavators,
dent’s faculty advisor.
theory and principles of mechanical rock fragmentation,
design and performance of rock cutting tools, design and
MNGN706 GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
operational characteristics of mechanical excavators (e.g.
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
continuous miners, roadheaders, tunnel boring machines,
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
raise drills, shaft borers, impact miners, slotters), applications
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
to mine development and production, performance prediction
faculty advisor.
and geotechnical investigations, costs versus conventional
GOGN501. SITE INVESTIGATION AND CHARACTERI-
methods, new mine designs for applying mechanical exca-
ZATION An applications oriented course covering: geological
vators, case histories, future trends and anticipated develop-
data collection, geophysical methods for site investigation;
ments and novel rock fragmentation methods including water
hydrological data collection; materials properties determina-
jets, lasers, microwaves, electron beams, penetrators, electri-
tion; and various engineering classification systems. Presen-
cal discharge and sonic rock breakers. Prerequisite: Senior or
tation of data in a format suitable for subsequent engineering
graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Introductory courses
odd years.
in geology, rock mechanics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lec-
MNGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
ture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
GOGN502. SOLID MECHANICS APPLIED TO ROCKS
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
An introduction to the deformation and failure of rocks and
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor con-
rock masses and to the flow of groundwater. Principles of
sent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
displacement, strain and stress, together with the equations
MNGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
of equilibrium are discussed. Elastic and plastic constitutive
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
laws, with and without time dependence, are introduced.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Concepts of strain hardening and softening are summarized.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Energy principles, energy changes caused by underground
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
excavations, stable and unstable equilibria are defined. Fail-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ure criteria for intact rock and rock masses are explained.
Principles of numerical techniques are discussed and illus-
MNGN625. GRADUATE MINING SEMINAR (I, II) Dis-
trated. Basic laws and modeling of groundwater flows are
cussions presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting
introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Rock Mechanics. 3
lecturers on research and development topics of general in-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
terest. Required of all graduate students in mining engineer-
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GOGN503. CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING
Petroleum Engineering
LABORATORY An applications oriented course covering:
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor and Department Head
Advanced rock testing procedures; dynamic rock properties
JOHN R. FANCHI, Professor
determination; on-site measurements; and various rock mass
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor
modeling approaches. Presentation of data in a format suit-
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Chesebro Distinguished Professor
able for subsequent engineering design will be emphasized.
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology, rock mechan-
LARRY G. CHORN, Associate Professor
ics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
GOGN504. SURFACE STRUCTURES IN EARTH MATE-
TURHAN YILDIZ, Associate Professor
RIALS Principles involved in the design and construction of
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Assistant Professor
surface structures involving earth materials. Slopes and cuts.
MARK G. MILLER, Assistant Research Professor
Retaining walls. Tailing dams. Leach dumps. Foundations.
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
Piles and piers. Extensive use of case examples. Prerequi-
Degrees Offered:
sites: GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours lecture;
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
3 semester hours.
Master of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)
GOGN505. UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION IN ROCK
Components of stress, stress distributions, underground
Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
excavation failure mechanisms, optimum orientation and
Doctor of Philosophy (Petroleum Engineering)
shape of excavations, excavation stability, excavation support
Program Description:
design, ground treatment and rock pre-reinforcement, drill
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers students a
and blast excavations, mechanical excavation, material
choice of a Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of
haulage, ventilation and power supply, labor requirements
Engineering (ME) degree. For the MS degree, a thesis is
and training, scheduling and costing of underground exca-
required in addition to course work. For the ME degree, no
vations, and case histories. Prerequisites: GOGN501,
thesis is required, but the course work requirement is greater
GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
than that for the MS degree. After admission to the graduate
GOGN506. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
program, students may change from ME to MS, or vice
Normal project initiation, design procedures, project financ-
versa, according to their needs and interests with the ap-
ing, permitting and environmental impacts, preparation of
proval of the student’s advisor. The Petroleum Engineering
plans and specifications, contract award, notice to proceed
Department also offers CSM undergraduate students the op-
and legal requirements. Construction alternatives, contract
tion of a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program. This
types, standard contract language, bidding and estimating
is an accelerated program that provides the opportunity to the
and contract awarding procedures. Construction inspection
CSM students to have a head start on graduate education.
and control methods and completion procedures. Conflict
Applications from students having an ME or MS in Petro-
resolution, administrative redress, arbitration and litigation.
leum Engineering, or in another discipline, will be considered
Time and tonnage based incentive programs. The role of
for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.
experts. Prerequisite: College-level in Microeconomics or
To obtain the Ph.D. degree, a student must demonstrate un-
Engineering Economy. Degree in Engineering. 2 hours lec-
usual competence, creativity, and dedication in the degree
ture; 2 semester hours.
field. In addition to extensive course work, a dissertation is
GOGN625. GEO-ENGINEERING SEMINAR Discussions
required for the Ph.D. degree.
presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting lectures
Program Requirements:
on research and development topics of general interest. Re-
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
quired of all graduate students in Geo-Engineering every
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
semester, during residence. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geo-
Engineering Program. 1 semester hour upon completion of
Master of Engineering
thesis or residence.
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
Master of Science
Minimum 36 hours, of which no less than 12 credit hours
earned by research and 24 credit hours by course work
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program
The same requirements as Master of Engineering after the
student is granted full graduate status. Students in the Com-
bined Undergraduate/Graduate Program may fulfill part of
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the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
must be from the Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to
6 credit hours of undergraduate course credits upon approval
9 credit hours may be transferred from another institution.
of the department.
Up to 9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied
Doctor of Philosophy
to the degree. For the MS degree, the student must demon-
Minimum 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree
strate ability to observe, analyze, and report original scien-
of which no less than 30 credit hours earned by research, or
tific research. For other requirements, refer to the general
minimum 54 credit hours beyond the Master’s degree of
instructions of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
which no less than 30 credit hours earned by research.
The requirements for the Combined Undergraduate/
Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geological Engi-
Graduate Program are defined in the section of this Bul-
neering, and the Geophysics Departments share oversight for
letin titled “Graduate Degrees and Requirements—V. Com-
the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
bined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.” After the student
program through a committee consisting of one faculty mem-
is granted full graduate status, the requirements are the same
ber from each department. Students gain admission to the
as those for the non-thesis Master of Engineering degree. The
program by application to any of the three sponsoring depart-
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program allows students
ments. Students are administered by that department into
to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
which they first matriculate. A minimum of 36 credit hours
including up to 6 credit hours of their undergraduate course
of course credit is required to complete the Professional
credits upon approval of the department. For other require-
Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program. Up to 9
ments, refer to the general directions of the Graduate School
credits may be earned by 400 level courses. All other credits
in this bulletin.
toward the degree must be 500 level or above. At least 9
A candidate for the Ph.D. must complete at least 60 hours
hours must consist of:
of course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of re-
1 course selected from the following:
search beyond the Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 hours of
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439 Multidisciplinary
course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research
Petroleum Design
beyond the Master’s degree. The credit hours to be counted
toward a Ph.D. are dependent upon approval of the student’s
1 course selected from the following:
thesis committee. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
GPGN419/ PEGN419 Well Log Analysis and Formation
with a Bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 33 graduate
Evaluation or
credit hours from another institution with the approval of the
GPGN519/PEGN519 Advanced Formation Evaluation
graduate advisor. Students who enter the Ph.D. program with
1 courses selected from the following:
a master’s degree may transfer up to 45 credit hours of
GEGN503/GPGN503/PEGN503 Integrated Exploration
course and research work from another institution upon ap-
and Development or
proval by the graduate advisor. Ph.D. students must complete
GEGN504/GPGN504/PEGN504 Integrated Exploration
a minimum of 12 credit hours of their required course credit
and Development
in a minor program of study. The student’s faculty advisor,
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each
thesis committee, and the department head must approve the
from the 3 participating departments. The remaining 18
course selection. The Ph.D. students are also required to
hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the 3
demonstrate proficiency in a second language other than
participating departments, or other courses approved by the
English. Full-time Ph.D. students must satisfy the following
committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study,
requirements for admission to candidacy within the first two
including an industry project.
calendar years after enrolling in the program:
Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Engineering
iii) have a thesis committee appointment form on file,
degree must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate
iii) complete all prerequisite and core courses success-
course credit. At least 18 of the credit hours must be from the
fully,
Petroleum Engineering Department. Up to 12 graduate credit
iii) demonstrate adequate preparation for and satisfactory
hours can be transferred from another institution, and up to 9
ability to conduct doctoral research by successfully
credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied to the de-
completing a series of written and/or oral examina-
gree. All courses must be approved by the student’s advisor.
tions and fulfilling the other requirements of their
No graduate committee is required. No more than six credit
graduate committees.
hours can be earned through independent study.
Failure to fulfill these requirements within the time limits
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must complete
specified above may result in immediate mandatory dis-
at least 24 graduate credit hours of course work, approved by
missal from the Ph.D. program according to the procedure
the candidate’s graduate committee, and a minimum of 12
outlined in the section of this Bulletin titled “General Regula-
hours of research credit. At least 12 of the course credit hours
tions—Unsatisfactory Academic Performance—Unsatisfactory
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Academic Progress Resulting in Probation or Discretionary
The Petroleum Engineering Department houses two re-
Dismissal.” For other requirements, refer to the general di-
search centers and two consortia.
rections of the Graduate School in this bulletin.
Research Centers
Applying for Admission:
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies
To apply for admission, follow the procedure outlined in
(MCERS)
the general section of this bulletin. Three letters of recom-
Center for Earth Mechanics, Materials, and
mendation must accompany the application. The Petroleum
Characterization (EM2C).
Engineering Department requires the General test of the
Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The applicants for the
Research Consortia
Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs are
Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST)
required to have 600 or better and applicants for the Ph.D.
Consortium.
program are expected to have 700 or better on the quantita-
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies,
tive part of the GRE exam. The applicants whose native lan-
Multi-Scale Simulation Consortium
guage is not English are also expected to provide satisfactory
scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Special Features:
exam as specified in the general section of this bulletin.
In the exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering
Required Curriculum:
Departments of the Mining University of Leoben, Austria,
A student in the graduate program selects course work by
Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the University of
consultation with the Faculty Advisor and with the approval
Adelaide, Australia, a student may spend one semester abroad
of the graduate committee. Course work is tailored to the
during graduate studies and receive full transfer of credit
needs and interests of the student.
back to CSM with prior approval of the Petroleum Engi-
neering Department at CSM.
All PE graduate students are required to complete 3 credit
hours of course work in writing, research, or presentation
The Petroleum Engineering Department is located in a
intensive classes, such as LICM501, LICM598, SYGN501,
recently renovated structure in the foothills west of Denver.
and SYGN600, as agreed by their graduate advisor. Also,
The laboratory wing, completed in late 1993, has 20,000
students who do not have a BS degree in PE must take the
square feet of space, with about $2 million of equipment ac-
deficiency courses as required by the department as soon as
quired in recent years.
possible in their graduate programs.
The Petroleum Engineering Department enjoys strong
Fields of Research:
association with the Geology and Geophysics Departments at
CSM. Courses that integrate the faculty and interests of the
Current research topics include
three departments are taught at the undergraduate and gradu-
Rock and fluid properties, phase behavior, and rock
ate levels.
mechanics
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil
Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow in
companies and laboratories, and geologic outcrops of pro-
porous media
ducing formations. There are many opportunities for summer
Formation evaluation, well test analysis, and reservoir
and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry in the
characterization
Denver metropolitan region.
Oil recovery processes
Natural gas engineering, coalbed methane, and
Each summer, some graduate students assist with the field
geothermal energy
sessions for undergraduate students. In the past, the field ses-
Completion and stimulation of wells
sion students have visited oil and gas operations in Europe,
Horizontal and multilateral wells
Alaska, Canada, Southern California, the Gulf Coast, and
Fluid flow in wellbores, and artificial lift
western Colorado.
Drilling mechanics, directional drilling, extraterrestrial
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student
drilling, ice coring and drilling
involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the
Bit vibration analysis, tubular buckling and stability,
American Association of Drilling Engineers. The department
wave propagation in drilling tubulars
provides financial support for students attending the SPE
Laser technology in penetrating rocks
Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.
Remediation of contaminated soils and aquifers
Economics and management
Description of Courses
Undergraduate Courses
Research projects may involve professors and graduate
Students in Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir
students from other disciplines. Projects often include off-
Systems, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and
campus laboratories, institutes, and other resources.
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree programs may
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take up to 9 credit hours of 400-level courses provided that
design, and testing; and solids control. Prerequisite: PEGN311
these courses are not required for the BS PE program at
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
CSM. The department should approve all such courses. The
mester hours.
following 400-level courses in the Petroleum Engineering
PEGN503/GEGN503/GPGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLO-
Department are not required for BS PE degree and may be
RATION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work alone and
considered for graduate degree credit. Other 400-level
in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-deltaic and valley
courses may be available in the other departments.
fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
course that shows students how to characterize and model
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
subsurface reservoir performance by integrating data, meth-
programs, directional and horizontal well planning, bit selec-
ods and concepts from geology, geophysics and petroleum
tion, bottom hole assembly and drillstring design. This elec-
engineering. Activities and topics include field trips to sur-
tive course is recommended for petroleum engineering
face outcrops, well logs, borehole cores, seismograms, reser-
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisite: PEGN311,
voir modeling of field performance, written exercises and
PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will be
PEGN504/GEGN504/GPGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORA-
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the
TION AND DEVELOPMENT Students work in multidisci-
history of energy and its contribution to society, we survey
plinary teams to study practical problems and case studies in
the science and technology of energy, including geothermal
integrated subsurface exploration and development. The
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
course addresses emerging technologies and timely topics.
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
Activities include field trips, 3D computer modeling, written
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
exercises and oral team presentations. Prerequisite: Consent
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
PEGN505. HORIZONTAL WELLS: RESERVOIR AND
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
PRODUCTION ASPECTS This course covers the funda-
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
mental concepts of horizontal well reservoir and production
sources. Prerequisite: MACS213, PHGN200. 3 hours lec-
engineering with special emphasis on the new developments.
ture; 3 semester hours.
Each topic covered highlights the concepts that are generic to
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Group or individual
horizontal wells and draws attention to the pitfalls of apply-
study of any topic in the field of, or closely related to petro-
ing conventional concepts to horizontal wells without critical
leum engineering. By consent of instructor. Hours per week
evaluation. There is no set prerequisite for the course but
and credit to be determined at time of registration.
basic knowledge on general reservoir engineering concepts is
Graduate Courses
useful. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The 500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with
PEGN506. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY METHODS
permission of the department and the Dean of the Graduate
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are reviewed from
School. The 600-level courses are open only to students en-
both the qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Recovery
rolled in Graduate School. Certain courses may vary from
mechanisms and design procedures for the various EOR
year to year, depending upon the number of students and
processes are discussed. In addition to lectures, problems on
their particular needs.
actual field design procedures will be covered. Field case his-
PEGN501. APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METHODS
tories will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent of
TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING The course will solve
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems of interest in Petroleum Engineering through the
PEGN507. INTEGRATED FIELD PROCESSING Inte-
use of spreadsheets on personal computers and structured
grated design of production facilities covering multistage sep-
FORTRAN programming on PCs or mainframes. Numerical
aration of oil, gas, and water, multiphase flow, oil skimmers,
techniques will include methods for numerical quadrature,
natural gas dehydration, compression, crude stabilization,
differentiation, interpolation, solution of linear and non-
petroleum fluid storage, and vapor recovery. Prerequisite:
linear ordinary differential equations, curve fitting and direct
PEGN411 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
or iterative methods for solving simultaneous equations. Pre-
ter hours.
requisites: PEGN414 and PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
PEGN508. ADVANCED ROCK PROPERTIES Application
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of rock mechanics and rock properties to reservoir engineer-
PEGN502. ADVANCED DRILLING FLUIDS The physical
ing, well logging, well completion and well stimulation.
properties and purpose of drilling fluids are investigated.
Topics covered include: capillary pressure, relative perme-
Emphasis is placed on drilling fluid design, clay chemistry,
ability, velocity effects on Darcy’s Law, elastic/mechanical
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rock properties, subsidence, reservoir compaction, and sand
petroleum system analysis, well stimulation (fracturing and
control. Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN426 or consent of
acidizing), artificial lift (gas lift, sucker rod, ESP, and others),
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and surface facilities. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
PEGN511. PHASE BEHAVIOR IN THE OIL AND GAS
PEGN 517. DRILLING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
INDUSTRY Essentials of thermodynamics for understand-
Drilling Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered in-
ing phase behavior. Modeling of phase behavior of single and
clude overall drilling organization, contracting, and report-
multi-component systems with equations of state and other
ing; basic drilling engineering principles and equipment;
appropriate solution models in spreadsheets and commercial
drilling fluids, hydraulics, and cuttings transport; drillstring
PVT software. Special focus on paraffins, asphaltenes, natural
design; drill bits; drilling optimization; fishing operations;
gas hydrates, and mineral deposition. Prerequisite: ChEN357
well control; pore pressure and fracture gradients, casing
or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
points and design; cementing; directional drilling and hori-
mester hours.
zontal drilling. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
PEGN512. ADVANCED GAS ENGINEERING The physi-
PEGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
cal properties and phase behavior of gas and gas condensates
A detailed review of wireline well logging and evaluation
will be discussed. Flow through tubing and pipelines as well
methods stressing the capability of the measurements to de-
as through porous media is covered. Reserve calculations for
termine normal and special reservoir rock parameters related
normally pressured, abnormally pressured and water drive
to reservoir and production problems. Computers for log
reservoirs are presented. Both stabilized and isochronal
processing of single and multiple wells. Utilization of well
deliverability testing of gas wells will be illustrated. Pre-
logs and geology in evaluating well performance before, dur-
requisite: PEGN423 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
ing, and after production of hydrocarbons. The sensitivity of
3 semester hours.
formation evaluation parameters in the volumetric determina-
PEGN513. RESERVOIR SIMULATION I Mathematics for
tion of petroleum in reservoirs. Prerequisite: PEGN419 or
petroleum engineering calculations. Development of fluid
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
flow equations pertinent to petroleum production. Solutions
PEGN522. ADVANCED WELL STIMULATION Basic
to diffusivity equations. Numerical reservoir simulation by
applications of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering
finite differences and finite element methods. Prerequisite:
problems. Hydraulic fracturing; acid fracturing, fracturing
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
simulators; fracturing diagnostics; sandstone acidizing; sand
ter hours.
control, and well bore stability. Different theories of forma-
PEGN514. PETROLEUM TESTING TECHNIQUES Inves-
tion failure, measurement of mechanical properties. Review
tigation of basic physical properties of petroleum reservoir
of recent advances and research areas. Prerequisite: PEGN426
rocks and fluids. Review of recommended practices for test-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ing drilling fluids and oil well cements. Emphasis is placed
PEGN523. ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OIL
on the accuracy and calibration of test equipment. Quality re-
AND GAS PROJECTS Determination of present value of
port writing is stressed. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 2 hours
oil properties. Determination of severance, ad valorem,
lecture, 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours. Required for students
windfall profit, and federal income taxes. Analysis of prof-
who do not have a BS in PE.
itability indicators. Application of decision tree theory and
PEGN515. RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
Monte Carlo methods to oil and gas properties. Economic
Reservoir Engineering overview. Predicting hydrocarbon in
criteria for equipment selection. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or
place; volumetric method, deterministic and probabilistic
EBGN504 or ChEN504 or MNGN427 or ChEN421 or con-
approaches, material balance, water influx, graphical tech-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
niques. Fluid flow in porous media; continuity and diffusivity
PEGN524. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGE-
equations. Well performance; productivity index for vertical,
MENT Business applications in the petroleum industry are
perforated, fractured, restricted, slanted, and horizontal wells,
the central focus. Topics covered are: fundamentals of ac-
inflow performance relationship under multiphase flow con-
counting, oil and gas accounting, strategic planning, oil and
ditions. Combining material balance and well performance
gas taxation, oil field deals, negotiations, and the formation
equations. Future reservoir performance prediction; Muskat,
of secondary units. The concepts are covered by forming
Tarner, Carter and Tracy methods. Fetkovich decline curves.
companies that prepare proforma financial statements, make
Reservoir simulation; fundamentals and formulation, stream-
deals, drill for oil and gas, keep accounting records, and ne-
line simulation, integrated reservoir studies. 3 hours lecture,
gotiate the participation formula for a secondary unit. Pre-
3 semester hours.
requisite: PEGN422 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
PEGN516. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
3 semester hours.
Production Engineering Overview. Course provides a broad
introduction to the practice of production engineering. Covers
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PEGN541. APPLIED RESERVOIR SIMULATION Con-
operations, gaining control of kicks, abnormal pressure detec-
cepts of reservoir simulation within the context of reservoir
tion, well planning for wells containing abnormal pressures,
management will be discussed. Course participants will learn
and kick circulation removal methods are taught. Students
how to use available flow simulators to achieve reservoir
receive hands-on training with the simulator and its peripheral
management objectives. They will apply the concepts to
equipment. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of instructor.
an open-ended engineering design problem. Prerequisites:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
PEGN597. TUBULAR DESIGN Fundamentals of tubulars
ter hours.
(casing, tubing, and drill pipe) design applied to drilling.
PEGN542. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR CHARACTERI-
Major topics covered include: Dogleg running loads. Direc-
ZATION The course introduces integrated reservoir char-
tional hole considerations. Design criteria development. Ef-
acterization from a petroleum engineering perspective.
fects of formation pressures. Stability loads after cementing.
Reservoir characterization helps quantify properties that
Effects of temperature, pressure, mud weights, and cement.
influence flow characteristics. Students will learn to assess
Helical bending of tubing. Fishing loads. Micro-annulus
and integrate data sources into a comprehensive reservoir
problem. Strengths of API tubulars. Abrasive wear while
model. Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor.
rotating drill pipe. How to design for hydrogen sulfide and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
fatigue corrosion. Connection selection. Common rig operat-
PEGN550. MODERN RESERVOIR SIMULATORS Stu-
ing procedures. Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361 or equiva-
dents will learn to run reservoir simulation software using a
lent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
variety of reservoir engineering examples. The course will
PEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
focus on the capabilities and operational features of simulators.
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
Students will learn to use pre- and post-processors, fluid prop-
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
erty analysis software, black oil and gas reservoir models,
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
and compositional models. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN577. WORKOVER DESIGN AND PRACTICE
PEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
Workover Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
include Workover Economics, Completion Types, Workover
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Design Considerations, Wellbore Cleanout (Fishing), Work-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
over Well Control, Tubing and Workstring Design, Slickline
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
Operations, Coiled Tubing Operations, Packer Selection,
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Remedial Cementing Design and Execution, Completion
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. DIRECTIONALAND 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
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and apply the simulator. Simulator applications will be inter-
and production data. Techniques involved in model equilibra-
spersed throughout the course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
tion, history matching, and predictions. Black-oil and compo-
hours.
sitional models. Single-well and field-wide models including
PEGN605. WELL TESTING AND EVALUATION Various
3-dimensional and 3-phase flow. Prerequisite: PEGN513 or
well testing procedures and interpretation techniques for
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
individual wells or groups of wells. Application of these
PEGN681. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
techniques to field development, analysis of well problems,
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
secondary recovery, and reservoir studies. Productivity, gas
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to research.
well testing, pressure buildup and drawdown, well inter-
2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
ference, fractured wells, type curve matching, and short-
PEGN682. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR
term testing. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or consent of instructor.
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
literature, ethics, and selected topics as related to profession-
PEGN606. ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
alism. 2 hours seminar; 1 semester hour.
A review of depletion type, gas-cap, and volatile oil reservoirs.
PEGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGI-
Lectures and supervised studies on gravity segregation,
NEERING Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
moving gas-oil front, individual well performance analysis,
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
history matching, performance prediction, and development
Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instruc-
planning. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent of instructor.
tor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
PEGN607. PARTIAL WATER DRIVE RESERVOIRS The
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
hydrodynamic factors which influence underground water
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
movement, particularly with respect to petroleum reservoirs.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs in major water contain-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
ing formations. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent of instruc-
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
PEGN608. FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS MEDIA
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
The factors involved in multiphase fluid flow in porous
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
media. The micro- and macroscopic movement of various
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
fluid combinations. Performance of various displacement
dent’s faculty advisor.
tests on cores in the laboratory. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
PEGN614. RESERVOIR SIMULATION II Current tech-
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
niques for conducting reservoir simulation studies of petro-
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
leum reservoirs. Methods for discretizing reservoirs, fluid,
faculty advisor.
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Physics
Master’s: 20 semester hours of course work in an ap-
JAMES A. McNEIL, Professor and Department Head
proved program plus 16 semester hours of research credit,
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
with a satisfactory thesis. Doctorate: 34 semester hours of
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor
course work in an approved program plus 38 semester hours
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor
of research credit, with a satisfactory thesis. 12 semester
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
hours of course work will be in an approved minor as speci-
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
fied in the general requirements of the graduate school. Pos-
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
sible minors include specialty programs in Optical Science
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
CHARLES G. DURFEE III, Associate Professor
and Engineering, Photovoltaics and Electronic Materials, and
UWE GREIFE, Associate Professor
Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics in addition to minors in
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
other degree programs on the CSM campus.
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
To demonstrate adequate preparation for the Ph.D. degree
LINCOLN D. CARR, Assistant Professor
in Applied Physics, each student must pass the physics grad-
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Assistant Professor
uate core courses with an average grade of “B” or better. Stu-
TODD G. RUSKELL, Senior Lecturer
dents not achieving this standard must pass oral examinations
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Senior Lecturer
ANITA B. CORN, Lecturer
covering the areas of weakness identified in the core courses
ALEX T. FLOURNOY, Lecturer
or retake the respective course with a grade of “B” or better
H. VINCENT KUO, Lecturer
within one year. This process is part of the requirement for
SUE ANNE BERGER, Instructor
admission to candidacy, which full time Ph.D. students must
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Instructor
complete within two calendar years of admission, as described
CHRISTOPHER M. KELSO, Instructor
in the campus-wide graduate degree requirements section of
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus
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
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
Prerequisites:
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-
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Professor
ment M.S. and Ph.D. programs is competitive and is based
ROBERT F. HOLUB, Research Professor
on an evaluation of undergraduate performance, standardized
VICTOR KAYDANOV, Research Professor
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
test scores, and references. The undergraduate course of
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Assistant Professor
study of each applicant is evaluated according to the require-
ments of the Physics Department.
Degrees Offered:
Master of Science (Applied Physics)
Required Curriculum:
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:
Students entering graduate programs in Applied Physics
Master’s Thesis
will select an initial program in consultation with the depart-
Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics
mental graduate student advising committee until such time
Core Courses
as a research field has been chosen and a thesis committee
PHGN505 Classical Mechanics I
appointed. The following are requirements for the M.S. and
PHGN507 Electromagnetic Theory I
Ph.D. degrees:
PHGN511 Mathematical Physics I
PHGN520 Quantum Mechanics I
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PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
PHGN530 Statistical Mechanics
Theory and techniques of insolation measurement. Absorp-
Graduate Seminar* - 4 hours.
tive and radiative properties of surfaces. Optical properties of
materials and surfaces. Principles of photovoltaic devices.
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;
*Graduate Seminar: Each full-time graduate student
3 semester hours
(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
Fields of Research:
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturba-
Applied Optics: lasers, ultrafast optics and x-ray generation,
tion theory, time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscilla-
spectroscopy, near-field and multi-photon microscopy,
tor, angular momentum. Prerequisite: PHGN320, PHGN350,
non-linear optics, quasi-optics and millimeter waves.
PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Ultrasonics: laser ultrasonics, resonant ultrasound spec-
PHGN421. ATOMIC PHYSICS Introduction to the funda-
troscopy, wave propagation in random media.
mental properties and structure of atoms. Applications to
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, self as-
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
sembled systems, soft condensed matter, condensed
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
matter theory, quantum chaos, quantum information and
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
quantum many body theory.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Surface and Interfaces: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,
PHGN423. DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION Review of
Auger spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopies, sec-
basic physical principles; types of power generation treated
ond harmonic generation.
include fission, fusion, magnetohydrodynamic, thermoelectric,
Description of Courses
thermionic, fuel cells, photovoltaic, electrohydrodynamic,
Senior Level
piezoelectrics. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN402. GREAT PHYSICISTS The lives, times, and sci-
3 semester hours.
entific contributions of key historical physicists are explored in
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
an informal seminar format. Each week a member of the fac-
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
ulty will lead discussions about one or more different scientists
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
who have figured significantly in the development of the dis-
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
cipline. Prerequisite: None. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear processes
PHGN404. PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT An exam-
as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduction to
ination of several environmental issues in terms of the fun-
cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models. Pre-
damental underlying principles of physics including energy
requisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
conservation, conversion and generation; solar energy; nu-
PHGN435/ChEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
clear power and weapons, radioactivity and radiation effects;
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY Appli-
aspects of air, noise, and thermal pollution. Prerequisite:
cation of science and engineering principles to the design,
PHGN200/210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis
3 semester hours.
on specific unit operations and the interrelation among
PHGN412. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Mathematical
processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN,
techniques applied to the equations of physics; complex
ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN; consent of instructor. 1.5 hours
variables, partial differential equations, special functions,
lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
finite and infinite-dimensional vector spaces. Green’s func-
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
tions. Transforms; computer algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311.
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
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metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320.
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
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.
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PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II (II) Review of
neered nanostructures, and the design and operation of novel
angular momentum, central potentials and applications.
structures and devices which take advantage of nanoscale ef-
Spin; rotations in quantum mechanics. Formal scattering
fects. Students will become familiar with interdisciplinary
theory, Born series, partial wave analysis. Addition of
aspects of nanotechnology, as well as with current
angular momenta, Wigner-Eckart theorem, selection rules,
nanoscience developments described in the literature. Prereq-
identical particles. Prerequisite: PHGN520. 3 hours lecture;
uisites: PHGN 320, PHGN 341, co-requisite: PHGN462, or
3 semester hours.
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN525/MLGN525. SURFACE PHYSICS Solid state
PHGN560. FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATION Introduc-
physics focusing on the structural and electronic nature of the
tion to the theory and techniques of optical communications.
outer few atomic layers and the gas-surface interactions.
Topics include fiber optics, transmitters, receivers, amplifiers,
Detailed explanations of many surface analysis techniques
multichannel system design, dispersion compensation and
are provided, highlighting the application of these techniques
soliton communications. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equiva-
to current problems, particularly electronic materials. Pre-
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: MLGN502 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
PHGN566. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS (II) Review of
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
thermodynamics; equilibrium and stability; statistical opera-
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
tor and ensembles; ideal systems; phase transitions; non-
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
equilibrium systems. Prerequisite: PHGN341or equivalent
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and
and PHGN520. Co-requisite: PHGN521. 3 hours lecture;
optical transfer functions, detectors, and optical system ex-
3 semester hours.
amples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
PHGN535/ChEN535/MLGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
SILICON PROCESSING LABORATORY Explores the
PHGN580. QUANTUM OPTICS Theory and application of
application of science and engineering principles to the fabri-
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
cation and testing of microelectronic devices with emphasis
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla-
on specific unit operations and interrelation among process-
tion, nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: PHGN420 and
ing steps. Teams work together to fabricate, test, and opti-
PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mize simple devices. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES An overview of the
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
physical principles involved in the fabrication, characteriza-
PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
tion, and operation of solid state devices. Topics will include:
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
p-n junction devices (e.g., LEDs, solar cells, lasers, particle
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
detectors); junction transistor devices (e.g., FETs, thyristors,
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
switches); surface- and interface-controlled devices (e.g.,
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
MOSFETs, CSDs, Schottky barrier devices); other devices
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
such as infrared detectors, recording and display devices,
thermoelectric devices, Josephson junctions, electrolumi-
PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (I) Ph.D.
nescent and electrochromic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN440.
students who have been admitted to candidacy will attend the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
weekly Physics Colloquium. Students will be responsible for
presentations during this weekly seminar. Prerequisite: credit
PHGN544. THEORY AND OPERATION OF PHOTO-
in PHGN501 and PHGN502. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
VOLTAIC DEVICES A thorough treatment of photovoltaic
device operation and theory. Material and device parameters
PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR (II)
as related to the generation of photocurrents and photovoltages
Ph.D. students who have been admitted to candidacy will
in solar cells. Physics of various solar cell types: homojunc-
attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students will be re-
tions, heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, MIS, SIS, electro-
sponsible for presentations during this weekly seminar. Pre-
chemical. Environmental effects and device production.
requisite: credit in PHGN501 and PHGN502. 1 hour
Important measurement techniques. Discussion of research
seminar; 1 semester hour.
topics from the current literature. Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
PHGN606. CLASSICAL MECHANICS II Continuation of
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN505. Selected topics from elasticity, plasticity, and
PHGN550 NANOSCALE PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
fluid mechanics including the thermal and electromagnetic
An introduction to the basic physics concepts involved in
interaction. Theories of interacting fields. Prerequisite:
nanoscale phenomena, processing methods resulting in engi-
PHGN505. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II Spherical,
PHGN641/MLGN648. CONDENSED MATTER II (II)
cylindrical, and guided waves; relativistic 4-dimensional for-
Principles and applications of the quantum theory of elec-
mulation of electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite: PHGN507.
trons and phonons in solids: phonon states in solids; transport
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
properties; electron states and excitations in semiconductors
PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II Continuation of
and insulators; magnetism; superconductivity. Prerequisite:
PHGN511. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN640/MLGN607 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
3 semester hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN622. QUANTUM MECHANICS III Continuation of
PHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
PHGN521. Introduction to the techniques of quantized fields
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
with applications to quantum electrodynamics and the non-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours.
relativistic many-body problem. Prerequisite: PHGN521.
PHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN623. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS
member; student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
The fundamental physics principles and quantum mechanical
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
models and methods underlying nuclear structure, transitions,
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
and scattering reactions. Prerequisite: PHGN521 or consent
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
PHGN624. NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS The physical
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
principles and research methods used to understand nucleo-
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
synthesis and energy generation in the universe. Prerequisite:
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent’s faculty advisor.
PHGN631. TOPICS IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS
PHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Continuation of PHGN530. Interacting systems; disordered
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
systems; phase transitions; Green functions for many-body
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
systems; scaling and renormalization in critical phenomena.
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
Prerequisite: PHGN530 and PHGN622. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
faculty advisor.
mester hours.
PHGN640/MLGN607. CONDENSED MATTER I (I) Prin-
ciples and applications of the quantum theory of electrons in
solids: structure and symmetry; electron states and excita-
tions in metals; transport properties. Prerequisite: PHGN520
and PHGN440/MLGN502 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Research Centers and Institutes
Advanced Coatings and Surface
text of research programs of major theoretical and practical
Engineering Laboratory
interest to the steel-using and steel-producing industries, to
The Advanced Coating and Surface Engineering Labora-
stimulate undergraduate education in ferrous metallurgy, and
tory (ACSEL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory that serves as
to develop a forum to stimulate advances in the processing,
a focal point for industry- driven research and education in
quality and application of steel.
advanced thin films and coating systems, surface engineer-
Research programs consist of several projects, each of
ing, tribology, electronic, optical and magnetic thin films and
which is a graduate student thesis. Small groups of students
devices. The laboratory is supported by a combination of
and faculty are involved in each of the research programs.
government funding agencies (NSF, DOE, DOD) and an in-
Sponsor representatives are encouraged to participate on the
dustrial consortium that holds annual workshops designed to
graduate student committees.
maximize interaction between participants, evaluate the re-
The Center was established with a five-year grant of
search conducted by graduate students and faculty, and pro-
$575,000 from the National Science Foundation, and is now
vide direction and guidance for future activities. ACSEL
self-sufficient, primarily as a result of industry support.
provides opportunities for CSM faculty and graduate stu-
dents to visit and work in sponsor facilities, participate in
Center for Automation, Robotics and
technical meetings with sponsors, and for CSM graduates to
Distributed Intelligence
gain employment with sponsors.
The Center for Automation, Robotics and Distributed In-
Advanced Control of Energy and
telligence (CARDI) focuses on the study and application of
advanced engineering and computer science research in con-
Power Systems
trol theory, learning, neural networks, robotics, data mining,
The Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems
image processing, signal processing, sensor fusion, informa-
Center (ACEPS), based in the Engineering Division, features
tion technology, distributed networks, sensor and actuator de-
a unique partnership consisting of industry, the National Sci-
velopment and artificial intelligence to problems in
ence Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE),
environment, energy, natural resources, materials, transporta-
the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Colorado
tion, information, communications and medicine. CARDI
School of Mines (CSM) and twelve other universities. The
concentrates on problems which are not amenable to tradi-
mission of ACEPS is to conduct fundamental and applied re-
tional solutions within a single discipline, but rather require a
search supporting the technical advancement of the electric
multi-disciplinary systems approach to integrate technolo-
utility industry, their customers, and component suppliers in
gies. The systems require closed loop controllers that incor-
the field of electric power systems and power electronics
porate artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques
with special emphasis on the advanced/intelligent control and
to reason autonomously or in cooperation with a human su-
power quality in the generation, transmission, distribution,
pervisor.
and utilization; using such research as a means of advancing
Established in 1994, CARDI includes faculty from the
graduate education.
Division of Engineering, departments of Mathematical and
Center research projects focus on the development of an
Computer Science, Geophysics, Metallurgical and Materials
intelligent energy system that will employ advanced power
Engineering, and Environmental Science and Engineering.
electronics, enhanced computer and communications systems,
Research is sponsored by industry, federal agencies, state
renewable energy applications and distributed generation.
agencies, and joint government-industry initiatives. Inter-
Examples include development of intelligent substations,
action with industry enables CARDI to identify technical
impact of highly varying loads, power quality, electrical
needs that require research, to cooperatively develop solu-
equipment life assessment, and intelligent automatic gener-
tions, and to generate innovative mechanisms for the tech-
ation control for transient loads.
nology transfer. Enthusiastic and motivated students are
Advanced Steel Processing and
encouraged to join CARDI for education and research in the
Products Research Center
area of robotics and intelligent systems.
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research
Center for Combustion and
Center (ASPPRC) at Colorado School of Mines was estab-
Environmental Research
lished in 1984. The Center is a unique partnership between
The Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Colo-
(CCER) is an interdisciplinary research and educational unit
rado School of Mines, and is devoted to building excellence
established by research active faculty with expertise in the
in research and education in the ferrous metallurgy branch of
chemistry and physics of energy conversion processes. Staff
materials science and engineering. Objectives of ASPPRC
members include faculty, research faculty, post doctoral asso-
are to perform research of direct benefit to the users and pro-
ciates, and graduate students. Funded research projects are
ducers of steels, to educate graduate students within the con-
varied but fall into 5 core areas: fuel cells, diesel combustion
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experiments and modeling, materials synthesis in flames,
Center for Environmental Risk
combustion modeling, and optical measurement development
Assessment
for combustion systems and combustion effluent flows. As
society’s energy needs evolve, it is expected that a sixth area
The mission of the Center for Environmental Risk Assess-
focused on fuels will emerge within the center as well.
ment (CERA) at CSM is to unify and enhance environmental
risk assessment research and educational activities at CSM.
Due to the energy conversion focus, collaborative projects
By bringing diverse, inter-disciplinary expertise to bear on
typically include CSM’s Engineering Division and the
problems in environmental risk assessment, CERA facilitates
Chemical Engineering Department. For further information,
the development of significantly improved, scientifically
contact the center director, Professor Terry Parker of the En-
based approaches for estimating human and ecological risks
gineering Division.
and for using the results of such assessments. Education and
Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics,
research programs within CERA integrate faculty and stu-
and Characterization
dents from the departments of Chemical Engineering and Pe-
troleum Refining, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
EM2C is a multidisciplinary research center intended to
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Mathematics and Computer
promote research in a variety of areas including rock
Science, and Geology and Geological Engineering.
mechanics, earth systems, and nontraditional characteriza-
tion. The Center does not limit its focus to either “hard” or
Center for Intelligent Biomedical
“soft” rock applications but instead fosters research in both
Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems
arenas and encourages interdisciplinary communication be-
The multi-institutional Center for Intelligent Biomedical
tween the associated disciplines. The Colorado School of
Devices and Musculoskeletal systems (IBDMS) integrates
Mines is a world leader in multidisciplinary integration and
programs and expertise from CSM and the University of
therefore presents a unique atmosphere to promote the suc-
Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Established
cess of such research. Faculty and students from the Depart-
at CSM as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/
ments of Petroleum Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
University Cooperative Research Center, IBDMS is also
Geology and Geological Engineering, Engineering, and Min-
supported by industry, State, and Federal organizations.
ing Engineering are involved in EM2C. In addition to tradi-
tional topics in these disciplines, the center cultivates research
IBDMS has become an international center for the
in nontraditional characterization such as arctic ice coring,
development of Computer Assisted Surgery, Advanced
extraterrestrial space boring, and laser/rock destruction for
Orthopaedic Applications, Sports Medicine, Occupational
multiple applications. EM2C was established in 2003.
Biomechanics, and Biomaterials. Through the efforts of this
center, new major and minor programs in bioengineering and
Center for Engineering Education
biotechnology have been established at both the CSM graduate
The Center serves as a focal point for educational research
and undergraduate levels.
conducted by CSM faculty. Successfully educating tomor-
IBDMS seeks to establish educational programs in addition
row’s scientists and engineers requires that we look at student
to short- and long-term basic and applied research efforts that
learning as a system. The principles of cognitive psychology
would enhance the competitive position of Colorado and U.S.
and educational psychology provide the best explanation of
bio-industry in the international markets. IBDMS focuses the
how this learning system works. Education will be most ef-
work of diverse engineering, materials and medicine disci-
fective when educational research, informed by the principles
plines. Its graduates are a new generation of students with an
of cognitive and educational psychology, along with the appli-
integrated engineering and medicine systems view, with in-
cation of that research, and teaching, are linked and interre-
creasing opportunities available in the biosciences.
lated.
For more information about the IBDMS Center please contact
The primary goals of the Center for Engineering Educa-
Dr. Joel M. Bach at jmbach@mines.edu or 303-384-2161.
tion are
Center for Research on Hydrates and
u To conduct world-class research on teaching and learn-
ing in science and engineering.
Other Solids
Since 1975, the Center for Research on Hydrates and
u To use the results of that research to continually im-
Other Solids has performed both fundamental and applied re-
prove instruction at the Colorado School of Mines to
search on natural gas hydrates, curious ice-like compounds
better support the learning process of our students.
composed of water and hydrocarbon gases. Gas hydrates,
u To support the educational needs of science and engi-
which generally form at cold temperatures and high pres-
neering instructors at the pre-college, college, graduate
sures, present both a major challenge and major opportunity
and professional development levels.
in energy production. Gas hydrates can plug deep sea and
arctic gas and oil pipelines, and preventing hydrate formation
is a major design and operational challenge. On the other
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hand, naturally occurring gas hydrates could potentially pro-
solve real world problems. External contacts also provide
vide the world's largest resource of natural gas. Recently, re-
guidance in targeting the educational curriculum toward the
searchers at the center have also found that hydrates can be
needs of the electronic materials industry.
used a hydrogen storage material, for potential use in fuel
cell vehicles.
Center for Space Resources (CSR)
The Center for Space Resources is dedicated to the human
With active participation of faculty, graduate, and under-
and robotic exploration of space and to the utilization of
graduate students, the center provides a unique combination
what we learn to the improvement of our society by devel-
of expertise that has enabled CSM to achieve international
oping technologies for space resource extraction, manufac-
prominence in gas hydrate research. CSM participants inter-
turing in space, and life-support systems on spacecraft and
act on an on-going basis with sponsors and other collabora-
planetary habitats. While there are several practical applica-
tors, including frequent visits to their facilities both in the US
tions of space exploration on Earth, the greatest achievement
and abroad. For students, this interaction often continues be-
bringing benefits to humankind would be to develop com-
yond graduation, with opportunities for employment at spon-
mercial applications of space technology, including space
soring industries. More information can be found at the
and planetary resources, in space.
center website, www.mines.edu/research/chs.
These will one day form the basis for new space indus-
Center for Solar and Electronic
tries that include the harvesting of solar energy outside
Materials
Earth's atmosphere, the development of an in-space reusable
The Center for Solar and Electronic Materials (CSEM)
transportation infrastructure carrying payloads from Earth to
was established in 1995 to focus, support, and extend grow-
geostationary orbits, the Moon or Mars and back, servicing
ing activity in electronic materials for solar applications, in
of satellites to extend their useful lifetimes and reduce the
electronic and microelectronic technologies, and in related
costs of space operations, and processing of value-added
optical technologies. In addition to photovoltaics, CSEM
materials in Earth orbit based on lunar material resources.
supports research into advanced optics, novel optical devices,
These goals are pursued by a Consortium involving fac-
thin film materials, polymeric devices, micro fluidic devices,
ulty and students from several departments, NASA and other
nanoscale science and nanofabrication, novel characteriza-
government agencies, and industrial partners working to-
tion, electronic materials processing, process simulation, and
gether on space-related projects.
systems issues associated with electronic materials and de-
vices. Alternative energy technologies and sustainability are
Center for Wave Phenomena
also areas of interest. CSEM facilitates interdisciplinary col-
With sponsorship for its research by 24 companies in the
laborations across the CSM campus and fosters interactions
worldwide oil exploration industry and several government
with national laboratories, industries, public utilities, local
agencies, this program, which includes faculty and students
state and federal government, and other universities. The
from the Departments of Geophysics, is engaged in a co-
center coordinates grant applications by its members to col-
ordinated and integrated program of research in wave propa-
lective funding opportunities, manages a joint-use laboratory
gation, inverse problems and seismic data processing. Its
with a broad range of characterization and processing tools,
methods have applications to seismic exploration and reser-
purchases joint-use tools based on member needs and main-
voir monitoring, global seismology, nondestructive testing
tains a virtural computational lab. In fulfilling its research
and evaluation, and land-mine detection, among other areas.
and educational mission, CSEM draws from expertise in the
Extensive use is made of analytical methods as well as com-
departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical
putational techniques. Methodology is developed through
and Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Geochemistry,
computer implementation, based on the philosophy that the
and from the Division of Engineering.
ultimate test of an inverse method is its application to experi-
mental data. Thus, the group starts from a physical problem,
CSEM also serves to guide and strengthen the curriculum
develops a mathematical model that adequately represents
in electronic materials and related areas. CSEM members
the physics, derives an approximate solution, generates a
develop and teach relevant courses. CSEM also emphasizes
computer code to implement the method, performs tests on
training through research experiences for both graduate and
synthetic data, and finally, on field data.
undergraduate students. Graduate students in the above-
mentioned departments as well as the materials science pro-
Center for Welding, Joining and
gram can pursue research on center-related projects.
Coatings Research
Undergraduates are involved through engineering design
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
courses and summer research experiences. Close proximity
(CWJCR) is an interdisciplinary organization with researchers
to the National Renewable Energy Lab and several local pho-
and faculty from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
tovoltaic companies provides a unique opportunity for stu-
Department, the Engineering Division, and the Mining Engi-
dents to work with industry and government labs as they
neering Department. The goal of CWJCR is to promote educa-
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tion and research, and to advance understanding of the metal-
are performing their research through a collaboration with the
lurgical and processing aspects of welding, joining and coat-
National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden.
ing processes. Current center activities include: education,
Each project involves research leading to a graduate thesis of
research, conferences, short courses, seminars, information
a student.
source and transfer, and industrial consortia. The Center re-
ceives significant support from industry, national laboratories
Colorado Energy Research Institute
and government entities.
Originally established in 1974 and reestablished in 2004,
the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) promotes
The Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
research and educational activities through networking
strives to provide numerous opportunities that directly con-
among all constituencies in Colorado, including government
tribute to the student’s professional growth. Some of the
agencies, energy industries, and universities. CERI’s mission is
opportunities include:
to serve as a state and regional resource on energy and energy-
Direct involvement in the projects that constitute the
related minerals issues, provide energy status reports, spon-
Center’s research program.
sorship of symposia, demonstration programs, and reports on
Interaction with internationally renowned visiting scholars.
research results. CERI’s activities enhance the development
Industrial collaborations that provide equipment, materials
and promotion of energy and energy-related minerals educa-
and services.
tion programs in the areas of energy development, utilization,
Research experience at industrial plants or national
and conservation, and provide a basis for informed energy-
laboratories.
related state policies and actions.
Professional experience and exposure before nationally
Colorado Institute for Fuels and
recognized organizations through student presentations
of university research.
Energy Research
Direct involvement in national welding, materials, and
The Colorado Institute for Fuels and Energy Research
engineering professional societies.
(CIFER) is an interdisciplinary research institute involving
Chevron Center of Research
faculty and students from several academic departments at
the Colorado School of Mines. CIFER originally was formed
Excellence
to assist industry, State and Federal governments in develop-
The Chevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) is a
ing and implementing clean air policy for the benefit of the
partnership between the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
U.S. and particularly for high altitude communities through
and Chevron (CVX) to conduct research on sedimentary ar-
the development of newer, cleaner burning fuels and the
chitecture and reservoir characterization and modeling. The
technology to properly use fuels. It has evolved to include a
center supports the development of new earth science tech-
substantial component of combustion and fuel cell research
nology while providing CVX international employees the op-
as well has energy related computational modeling.
portunity to earn advanced degrees.
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular
Colorado Center for Advanced
Science and Engineering
Ceramics
The Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and
The Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC) is
Engineering (CIMSE) was established in 1999 by an inter-
developing the fundamental knowledge that is leading to
disciplinary team of faculty from several CSM departments.
important technological developments in advanced ceramics
It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Envi-
and composite materials. Established at CSM in April 1988
ronmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy.
as a joint effort between CSM and the Coors Ceramics Com-
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the training and
pany (now CoorsTek), the Center is dedicated to excellence 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
ceramic fabrication processes and ceramic and composite
Fourteen CSM faculty members from eight departments
materials. Current research projects cover a broad spectrum
are involved with the Institute’s research. The research vol-
of materials and phenomena including porous ceramics and
ume is more than $1 million and supports around 15 full-time
metals for filters; nano-scale powder preparation and
graduate students in polymers, colloids and complex fluids.
mechanics; ceramic-metal composites; fuel cell, solar cell
Current research projects include plastics from renewable
and battery materials; high temperature gas and plasma cor-
resources, computer simulation of polymers, novel synthetic
rosion; interparticle forces; structure of grain boundaries; and
methods, and the development of new processing strategies
mechanical properties of thin films. Current projects are sup-
from polymer materials.
ported by both industry and government and several students
CIMSE works to improve the educational experience of
undergraduate and graduate students in polymers and com-
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plex fluids as well as maintain state-of-the-art lab facilities.
International Ground Water Modeling
Currently CSM has the largest polymeric materials effort in
Center
the State of Colorado. Materials are a dominant theme at
CSM, and CIMSE will play an important role in ensuring
The International Ground Water Modeling Center (IGWMC)
that our students remain competitive in the workforce.
is an information, education, and research center for ground-
water modeling established at Holcomb Research Institute in
Energy and Minerals Field Institute
1978, and relocated to the Colorado School of Mines in 1991.
The Energy and Minerals Field Institute is an educational
Its mission is to provide an international focal point for ground-
activity serving Colorado School of Mines students and
water professionals, managers, and educators in advancing
external audiences. The goal of the Institute is to provide
the use of computer models in ground-water resource protec-
better understanding of complex regional issues surrounding
tion and management. IGWMC operates a clearinghouse for
development of western energy and mineral resources by
ground-water modeling software; organizes conferences,
providing firsthand experience that cannot be duplicated in
short courses and seminars; and provides technical advice
the classroom. The Institute conducts field programs for edu-
and assistance related to ground water. In support of its infor-
cators, the media, government officials, industry, and the
mation and training activities, IGWMC conducts a program of
financial community. The Institute also hosts conferences
applied research and development in ground-water modeling.
and seminars throughout the year dealing with issues specific
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
to western resources development. Students involved in Insti-
tute programs are afforded a unique opportunity to learn about
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM), a
the technological, economic, environmental, and policy as-
Center for Excellence in Extractive Metallurgy, was estab-
pects of resource development.
lished at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974 using a
bequest from William J. Kroll. Over the years, the Kroll
Excavation Engineering and Earth
Institute has provided support for a significant number of
Mechanics Institute
undergraduate and graduate students who have gone on to
The Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute
make important contributions to the mining, minerals and
(EMI), established in 1974, combines education and research
metals industries. The initial endowment has provided a great
for the development of improved excavation technology. By
foundation for the development of a more comprehensive
emphasizing a joint effort among research, academic, and
program to support industry needs.
industrial concerns, EMI contributes to the research, devel-
The primary objectives of the Kroll Institute are to provide
opment and testing of new methods and equipment, thus
research expertise, well-trained engineers to industry, and re-
facilitating the rapid application of economically feasible
search and educational opportunities to students, in the areas
new technologies.
of minerals, metals and materials processing; extractive and
Current research projects are being conducted throughout
chemical metallurgy; chemical processing of materials; and
the world in the areas of tunnel, raise and shaft boring, rock
recycling and waste treatment and minimization.
mechanics, micro-seismic detection, machine instrumenta-
Marathon Center of Excellence for
tion and robotics, rock fragmentation and drilling, materials
Reservoir Studies
handling systems, innovative mining methods, and mine de-
sign and economics analysis relating to energy and non-fuel
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies con-
minerals development and production. EMI has been a pio-
ducts collaborative research on timely topics of interest to the
neer in the development of special applications software and
upstream segment of the petroleum industry and provides
hardware systems and has amassed extensive databases and
relevant technical service support, technology transfer, and
specialized computer programs. Outreach activities for the
training to the Center’s sponsors. Research includes sponsor-
Institute include the offering of short courses to the industry,
ship of M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, while technology
and sponsorship and participation in major international con-
transfer and training involve one-on-one training of practic-
ferences in tunneling, shaft drilling, raise boring and mine
ing engineers and students from the sponsoring companies.
mechanization.
The Center is a multi-disciplinary organization housed in the
Petroleum Engineering Department. The Center activities
The full-time team at EMI consists of scientists, engineers,
call for the collaboration of the CSM faculty and graduate
and support staff. Graduate students pursue their thesis work
students in various engineering and earth sciences disciplines
on Institute projects, while undergraduate students are em-
together with local world-class experts. The Center was initi-
ployed in research.
ated with a grant from Marathon Oil Company, in 2003 and
has been serving the oil industry around the world. The cur-
rent research topics include: reservoir engineering aspects of
horizontal and deviated wells, Non-Darcy flow effects in
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hydraulic fractures and naturally fractured reservoirs, stream-
Reservoir Characterization Project
line modeling in dual-porosity reservoirs, multi-scale simula-
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), established
tion methods to capture the fine-scale heterogeneity effects in
in 1985 at Colorado School of Mines, is an industry-sponsored
displacement processes, modeling of transient flow in hy-
research consortium. Its mission is to develop and apply 4-D,
draulically fractured horizontal wells, naturally fractured
9-C seismology and associated technologies for enhanced
reservoirs containing multiple sets of intersecting fractures,
reservoir recovery. Each multi-year research phase focuses
numerical modeling of reservoirs containing sparse naturally
on a consortium partner’s unique field location, where multi-
fractured regions, improved modeling of matrix vertical flow
component seismic data are recorded, processed, and inter-
in dual-porosity reservoirs, steam assisted gravity drainage
preted to define reservoir heterogeneity and architecture.
(SAGD) for medium gravity foamy oil reservoirs.
Each field study has resulted in the development and ad-
Petroleum Exploration and Production vancement of new 3- and 4-D multicomponent acquisition,
Center
processing, and interpretation technology, which has led to
additional hydrocarbon recovery. Research currently focuses
The Petroleum Exploration and Production Center (PEPC)
on dynamic reservoir characterization, which enables moni-
is an interdisciplinary educational and research organization
toring of the reservoir production process. The Reservoir
specializing in applied studies of petroleum reservoirs. The
Characterization Project promotes interdisciplinary research
center integrates disciplines from within the Departments of
and education among industry and students in the fields of
Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and Petro-
geophysics, geology and geological engineering, and petro-
leum Engineering.
leum engineering.
PEPC offers students and faculty the opportunity to par-
ticipate in research areas including: improved techniques for
exploration, drilling, completion, stimulation and reservoir
evaluation techniques; characterization of stratigraphic archi-
tecture and flow behavior of petroleum reservoirs at multiple
scales; evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources on a
national and worldwide basis; and development and appli-
cation of educational techniques to integrate the petroleum
disciplines.
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Directory of the School
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A.,
JOHN K. COORS CoorsTek, Inc., 16000 Table Mountain
University of Colorado; Vice President for Institutional
Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Advancement
DEANN CRAIG 536 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80206
JOHN POATE, 2006-B.S., M.S., Melbourne University;
M.A., Ph.D., Australian National University; Vice President
FRANK DeFILIPPO Bledsoe, DeFilippo, Rees, LLC, 1675
for Research and Technology Transfer
Broadway, Suite 2440, Denver, CO 80202
ARTHUR B. SACKS, 1993-B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A.,
L. ROGER HUTSON Paladin Energy Partners, LLC, 410
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Vice
17th Street, Suite 1200, Denver CO 80202
President for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Professor of
MICHAEL S. NYIKOS 2285 El Rio Drive, Grand Junction,
Liberal Arts and International Studies
CO 81503
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
TERRANCE G. TSCHATSCHULA Aspen Petroleum Prod-
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice President
ucts, 2121 S. Oneida Street, Suite 625, Denver, CO 80224
for Educational Innovation; Professor of Liberal Arts and In-
DAVID. J. WAGNER David Wagner & Associates, P.C.,
ternational Studies
8400 E. Prentice Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic
JUSTIN CHICHESTER Student Representative
Institute and State University; Ph.D., Columbia University;
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF BOT
Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Geo-
physics
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
LORING ABEYTA, 2006-B.A., University of Denver; M.A.,
Mr. William K. Coors
St. Thomas Seminary; Ph.D., University of Denver, Interim
Mr. Frank Erisman
Principal Tutor and Program Director, Guy T. McBride, Jr.
Mr. Hugh W. Evans
Honors Program
Mr. Jack Grynberg
SARAH ANDREWS, 2005-B.S., Indiana University, Assis-
Rev. Don K. Henderson
tant Director of Admissions
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
LINDA J. BALDWIN, 1994-B.S., Iowa State University;
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
GEOFFREY B. BARSCH, 2004-B.S., Colorado State Uni-
Mr. Donald E. Miller
versity; Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
PAUL BARTOS, 2000-B.S.,Wayne State University; M.S.,
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
Stanford University; Geology Museum Curator
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
GARY L. BAUGHMAN, 1984-B.S.Ch.E., Ohio University;
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Director of Special
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
Programs and Continuing Education
Mr. Ted P. Stockmar
DAVID G. BEAUSANG, 1993-B.S., Colorado State Univer-
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
sity; Computing Support Specialist
Mr. J. N. Warren
Mr. James C. Wilson
HEATHER BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University;
M.Ed., Colorado State University; Senior Assistant Director
ADMINISTRATION
of Admissions
MYLES W. SCOGGINS, 2006-B.S., Ph.D., University of
Tulsa; M.S., University of Oklahoma; President
RICHARD M. BOYD, 2000-B.S., Regis University; Director
of Public Safety
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of
College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A.,
Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
University of Colorado Denver; Director of CSM Career
Center and the Office for Student Development and Aca-
HAROLD R. CHEUVRONT, 1976-84, 1985-B.S., M.A.,
demic Services
West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colo-
rado; Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
TIMOTHY W. CAKE, 1994-B.S., Colorado State University;
M.S., Regis University; Director of Plant Facilities
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CAROL R. CHAPMAN, 1999-B.A.,Wells College; M.P.A.,
KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A.,
University of Colorado; Special Assistant to the President
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Direc-
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
tor, Office of International Programs
rado; Assistant Director of Financial Aid and NCAA Com-
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich Univer-
pliance Coordinator
sity; M.S., M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director
JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S.,
of Admissions
University of Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
SHARON HART, 1999-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.A.,
dent for Academic Affairs
University of Colorado; Director of Institutional Research
THERESE DEEGAN-YOUNG, 1987-B.A., St. Louis Uni-
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado
versity; M.A., University of Colorado; Student Development
at Denver; CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Center Counselor
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.S., San Diego State
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado;
University; Assistant Director, Admission and Financial Aid
M.S., American Technological University; Program Coordi-
EVE JORDAL, 2000-Executive Assistant to the Vice Presi-
nator, Mine Safety and Health Program
dent for Student Life and Dean of Students
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada;
JOHN KANE, 2000-B.A., University of Colorado Boulder;
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
Director of Materials Management
JENNIFER DOANE, 2005-B.A., Colorado State University,
LISA KINZEL, 2006-B.A., State University of New York at
M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Assistant
Geneseo; Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Re-
Director of Student Activities
search and Technology Transfer
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College:
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern
M.B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; Director of Human
Colorado; Student Development Center Counselor
Resources
ROBERT KNECHT, 1977-P.E., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.S.,Western State College; Assis-
of Mines; Director of EPICS
tant Director of Admissions
ROGER A. KOESTER, 1989-B.A., Grinnell College; M.B.A.,
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
Drake University; Director of Financial Aid
Mines; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
DAVID LARUE, 1998-B.A., St. Thomas Seminary College;
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.A., M.A., University of
M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of
Oklahoma; Program Manager, Division of Economics and
Colorado at Boulder; Computer Support Specialist
Business
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College; M.A.,
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College;
University of Nebraska; Executive Director of the Women in
B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WISEM) Program
and Health Program
ROBERT A. MacPHERSON, 1988-B.S., United States Naval
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University;
Academy; Radiation Safety Officer
Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
A. EDWARD MANTZ, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of
DAN FOX, 2005-B.S., Montana State University, M.S., East-
Mines; Director of Green Center
ern New Mexico University, Ph.D., University of Northern
Colorado; Director of Residence Life
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
JERRY MARTINEZ, 2005-B.S., Metropolitan State College;
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana
State University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.S., University of Colorado at
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
ROBERT A. FRANCISCO, 1988-B.S., Montana State Uni-
versity; Director of Student Life
MARY MITTAG-MILLER, 1998-Director of the Office of
Research Services
GEORGE FUNKEY, 1991-M.S., Michigan Technological
University; Director of Information Services
DANIEL MONTEZ, 2003-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
rado; M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; Associate Vice
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colo-
President for Finance and Operations
rado; Assistant Director of the Student Center
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DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville;
MARSHA WILLIAMS, 1998-B.S., Kansas State University;
M.S., Colorado State University; Director of Student Activities
M.S., University of Colorado; Director of Integrated Market-
DAVID MOSCH, 2000-B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining
ing Communications
and Technology; Edgar Mine Manager
DEREK J. WILSON, 1982-B.S., University of Montana;
DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo;
Director of the Computing Center
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Executive Director of the Colo-
A. WILLIAM YOUNG, 1974-B.S., North Carolina State Uni-
rado Energy Research Institute
versity; M.S., University of Denver; Director of Enrollment
ANITA PARISEAU, 2004-B.S., Ithaca College; Director of
Management and Associate Vice President for Student Life
Alumni Relations/Executive Director CSM Alumni Association
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona;
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., Colorado School
Computing Services Support Manager
of Mines; Associate Registrar
EMERITI
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S.,Wisconsin Institute of Technol-
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Poly-
ogy; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
technic Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metal-
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin,
lurgical Engineering, P.E.
Whitewater; M.A., California State Polytechnic University;
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University; Emeritus President and Professor
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student
of Engineering
System Manager.
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc.,
MARIAN E. ROHRER, R.N., 1998-Director, Student Health
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
Center
JOHN U. TREFNY, B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D., Rutgers
PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan Uni-
University; Emeritus President, Professor of Physics
versity; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of
Engineer and Security Specialist
Mines; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
ANDREA SALAZAR, 1999-B.A., Colorado State University;
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at
Assistant Director of Admissions
Cortland; M.S., State University of New York at Albany;
SYDNEY SANDROCK, 1995-Assistant to the Vice President
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
for Finance and Operations
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina;
New Paltz; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of
M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
Illinois; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Sciences
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at
Boulder; Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, B.S., M.S., Iowa State University;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
SANDRA SIMS, 2004-B.S., Pennsylvania State University,
Chemical Engineering
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology, PsyD, Florida Institute
of Technology; Counselor
BARBARA B. BATH, B.A., M.A., University of Kansas;
Ph.D., American University; Emerita Associate Professor of
THOMAS E. SPICER, 2004-B.S., Fort Hays State Univer-
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
sity; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Director of Athletics
and Head of Physical Education Department
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S.
Chemistry, M.S. Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College;
KRISTIN STOLSMARK, 2005-B.A., Dakota State Univer-
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
sity; Campus ID Card Manager
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S.,
KIRSTEN VOLPI, 2005-B.S., University of Colorado; CPA;
Ph.D., New York University; University Emeritus Professor
Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations and
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Controller
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D.,
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern Univer-
Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
sity; J.D., University of Denver; General Counsel
Computer Sciences
CAROL L. WARD, 1993-B.S., Ohio State University; M.A.,
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Denver University; Computer Support Engineer
Yale University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
HOLLY WILKINSON, 2005-B.S., Union College, M.S.,
Computer Sciences
Norwich University; Assistant Director of the Career Center
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JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan;
Emeritus Professor of Physics
M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing,
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Leeds University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus
JOHN C. EMERICK, B.S., University of Washington; M.A.,
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, B.S., State University of New York
of Environmental Science and Engineering
at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois;
Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
Emeritus Professor of English
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, B.S., University of Maryland; M.A.,
ROBERT H. FROST, Met.E. Ph.D., Colorado School of
Ph.D., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Physics
Mines; S.M.,M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A.,
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
Engineering
of Slavic Studies and Foreign Languages
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College;
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Emeritus Associate Pro-
Civil Engineering, P.E.
fessor of Economics and Business
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute;
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., Univer-
Ph.D., University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical
sity of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern California;
Engineering
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geological En-
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S.,
gineering
University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S., Ph.D.,
Professor of Mining Engineering, P.E.
Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University;
and Geochemistry
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Emeritus Professor of
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washing-
Chemical Engineering
ton; M.S., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
JOAN P. GOSINK, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
Emeritus Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
ogy; M.S., Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of
Engineering
California - Berkeley; Emerita Professor of Engineering
RICHARD H. DeVOTO, A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Sc.,
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washing-
Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College; D.Sc., Colo-
ton; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geol-
rado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
ogy and Geological Engineering
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, B.S., University of Akron; M.S.,
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College;
Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor Emeritus of Chem-
M.S., State University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
istry and Geochemistry
matical and Computer Sciences
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University;
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming;
M.A., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Lib-
D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of
eral Arts and International Studies
Geophysics
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus
JOHN P. HAGER, B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S., Mis-
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
souri School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A.,
Technology; Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extrac-
The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western
tive Metallurgy; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Reserve University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A.,
International Studies
Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado;
GLEN R. EDWARDS, Met. Engr., Colorado School of
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Mines; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College; Emeritus
University; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
and Materials Engineering
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ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines;
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana Uni-
M.S.M.E., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois;
versity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Emeritus Professor of Engineering, P.E.
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A.,
PETER HARTLEY, B.A., M.A., University of Colorado;
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Emeritus Associate Pro-
KENNETH E. KOLM, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Ph.D.,
fessor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of En-
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., Univer-
vironmental Science and Engineering
sity of Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D.,
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus
Virginia; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and Inter-
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
national Studies
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Univer-
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A.,
sity; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and
Lehigh University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering
International Studies
KENNETH L. LARNER, B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, B.S., University of Redlands;
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University
M.S.,Washington State University; Ph.D., University of
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Ge-
WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Ohio
ological Engineering
State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State
KEENAN LEE, B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University;
University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
School of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mining
Engineering
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., Univer-
sity of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University
Professor of Physics
of Minnesota; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geo-
Ontario; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles
chemistry
Franklin Fogarty Professor in Economic Geology; Emeritus
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
MAURICE W. MAJOR, B.A., Denison University; Ph.D.,
Columbia University; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S.,
University of Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University;
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathe-
matical and Computer Sciences
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of
Mines; M.S., Purdue University; (Professional Engineer);
SCOTT J. MARSHALL, B.S., University of Denver; Emeritus
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, P.E.
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Ph.D., Institute of Physics of
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver;
the Earth, Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch Academy; Emer-
M.A., Princeton University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral
itus Professor of Geophysics
Economics
MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British
Director of Athletics
Columbia; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Profes-
sor of Physics
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State
University, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Profes-
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado;
sor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College;
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S.,
Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
Ph.D., Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of
Chemistry and Geochemistry
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of
Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Pro-
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of
fessor of Engineering
Mines; M.S., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Chemical Engineering
BILL J. MITCHELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Okla-
homa; Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering
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KARL R. NELSON, Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School of
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A.,
Mines; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate
University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of
JOSEPH D. SNEED, B.A., Rice University; M.S., University
Mines; (Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate
of Illinois; Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of
Professor of Engineering
Liberal Arts and International Studies
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, B.A., University of Oregon;
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School
M.A.T.,Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
of Mines; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
Toronto; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State
International Studies
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, B.S., University of Notre Dame;
Mineral Economics; P.E.
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Emeritus
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute;
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
M.A., University of Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor of
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines;
Engineering
Emeritus Associate Professor of Physical Education and
JOHN E. TILTON, B.A., Princeton University; M.A.,
Athletics and Head Soccer Coach
Ph.D.,Yale University; University Emeritus Professor of
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A.,Western State College; M.A.,
Economics and Business
Ph.D., University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
A. KEITH TURNER, B.Sc., Queen’s University, Kingston,
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State Univer-
Ontario; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Purdue Univer-
sity; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of
sity; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engi-
Engineering
neering, P.E.
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia Uni-
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, B.S., University of North Car-
versity; M.B.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of
olina; Ph.D., University of Virginia; Emeritus Associate Pro-
Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics, P.E.
fessor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College-
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung
University of Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver; Univer-
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana;
sity Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Studies
JOHN E. WARME, B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D., Univer-
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S.,
sity of California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor of Ge-
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical
ology and Geological Engineering
and Computer Sciences
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming;
DENNIS W. READEY, B.S., University of Notre Dame;
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus Her-
and Geological Engineering, P.E.
man F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineer-
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University;
ing; Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Engineering
RONALD V. WIEDENHOEFT, B.C.E., Cornell University;
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., B.S., University of Notre Dame;
M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Columbia University;
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
of Geophysics
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, B.S., College of St. Thomas;
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor of
State University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
Chemistry and Geochemistry
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Insti-
KAREN B. WILEY, 1981-B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D.,
tute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
University of Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Lib-
Associate Professor of Physics
eral Arts and International Studies
MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical Uni-
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S., Uni-
versity, Hungary; Ph.D., University of Durham, England;
versity of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College; Emeritus
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Uni-
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Ph.D.,
versity of Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor of Physics
University of Washington; Emeritus Professor of Physics
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ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado;
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College;
Ph.D., Montana State College; Emeritus Professor of Chem-
M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of
istry and Geochemistry
Economics and Business and Division Director
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
JAMES F. ELY, 1981-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana
Texas at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Busi-
University; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of
ness and of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Department
BAKI YARAR, B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical Univer-
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., University
sity, Ankara; Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus Profes-
of St. Andrews Scotland; Professor of Mathematical and
sor of Mining Engineering
Computer Sciences and Head of Department
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State Univer-
JOHN R. FANCHI, 1998-B.S. University of Denver; M.S.,
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Professor
University of Mississippi; Ph.D., University of Houston;
of Physics
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union;
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska;
M.S.E., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Professor of Physics
of Chemical Engineering
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of
PROFESSORS
Technology; Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw,
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College;
Poland; Ph.D., University of Utah; Professor of Mathemati-
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum
cal and Computer Sciences
Engineering
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Iowa; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Pro-
University of Manchester; M.S., University of California
fessor of Physics
Berkeley; Professor of Engineering
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, 2005-B.A., University of Regina;
DAVE HALE, 2004-B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S.,
M.A., Simon Fraser University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles Henry Green Professor
Wisconsin; William J. Coulter Professor of Mineral Econom-
of Exploration Geophysics
ics and Professor of Economics and Business
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University;
Manchester; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Professor of Geology and
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State
Geological Engineering
University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Mathematical
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
and Computer Sciences
School of Mines; Professor of Mining Engineering
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College;
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D.,
M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University;
University of Minnesota; Professor of Economics and Business
Charles Franklin Fogarty Distinguished Chair in Economic
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen's University at
Geology; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
Kingston; M.B.A., University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The
and Head of Department
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Economics and
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford
Business
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
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of Cey-
Mines; Professor of Geophysics
lon, Peradeniya; M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology;
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M.,
Ph.D., Colorado State University; Professor and AMAX Distin-
Ph.D., Harvard University; William K. Coors Distinguished
guished Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering, P.E.
Chair in Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical
PAUL W. JAGODZINSKI, 2001-B.S., Polytechnic Institute
Engineering
of Brooklyn; Ph. D., Texas A&M; Professor of Chemistry
JOHN A. DeSANTO, 1983-B.S., M.A., Villanova Univer-
and Geochemistry
sity; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of Math-
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, 2004-B.S.,University of Texas at
ematical and Computer Sciences
Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; Chesebro' Dis-
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts
tinguished Chair in Petroleum Engineering; Professor of Pe-
Amherst; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Profes-
troleum Engineering
sor of Chemical Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
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ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of
Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis;
the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Executive Vice President
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Engineering
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of En-
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D.,
gineering, P.E., S. Africa
The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Engineering
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State
Wyoming; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
Chemical Engineering
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget
Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor
Sound; Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Physics
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colo-
MG, Brazil; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
rado; Ph.D., Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CEng, U.K.
and International Studies
NING LU, 1997-B.S. Wuhan University of Technology; M.S.,
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.Sc., University of Surrey, England;
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., D. Eng.,University of Birmingham, England; Trustees
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy;
Head of Department
M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute
of Technology; Professor of Engineering
KEVIN L. MOORE, 2005-B.S.E.E., Louisiana State Univer-
sity; M.S.E.E., University of Southern California; Ph.D.E.E.,
DONALD L. MACALADY, 1982-B.S., The Pennsylvania
Texas A&M University; Gerard August Dobelman Chair &
State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University
of Aston; Ph.D., University College Swansea; Professor of
College, Galway, Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University;
Engineering
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Professor of Chemistry and
Geochemistry
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A.,
Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cali-
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California,
fornia at Berkeley; Professor of Mathematical and Computer
Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of
Sciences
Chemical Engineering
BARBARA M. OLDS, 1984-B.A., Stanford University;
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S.,
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Associate Vice President
Ph.D., University of Manchester; Professor of Mathematical
for Educational Innovation; Professor of Liberal Arts and In-
and Computer Sciences
ternational 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
fesso