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Geological Engineering


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Learning Abroad

Courses

Getting Started

  • Meet with your academic advisor to create a first year course plan
  • Take GEO 1100 and GEO 2500 in the fall
  • Take an appropriate math course (check with your advisor)

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Meet with your advisor to review your degree audit
  • Prepare to take Field Methods and Field Geology as your capstone experience
  • Apply for graduation during your final fall semester

Community

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Join GeoClub and get involved with the annual Open House, the weekly Distinguished Lectures Series, or sit on the department outreach committee (email gg-info@lists.utah.edu)

Knowledge & Skills

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

Transformation

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Participate in graduation events across campus (look out for advisor emails with details)
  • Interview a Distinguished Lecture Series presenter (find schedule here)

Impact

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Teach community members about your interests at the annual Open House (watch for emails from your advisor)
  • Share your research in the department newsletter (email advisor)

Careers

Getting Started

Making Progress

Finishing Up

  • Apply for jobs or graduate schools at least 6 months before graduation (see your advisor for details)
  • Meet with a Career Coach to practice interview conversations

Start Your Career Journey


Find support at the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC)

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About the Major

As a student of the Geological Engineering Program, you will learn to apply engineering and earth science to provide solutions to engineering problems within the context of the natural world. In the Geological Engineering Program, you may choose to study fluid flow and contaminant transport in the subsurface; geo-mechanics (the behavior of earth materials), geo-engineering (design with earth materials); or discovery, development, and utilization of energy resources. This major will teach you to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data. With accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Geological Engineering Program will ensure you receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. You’ll take courses in mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, fluid dynamics, ground water, and others, along with classes in allied engineering and science fields, such as surveying, chemistry, physics, and math. This coursework will prepare you to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and pursue a number of exciting career paths in both the public and private sectors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • Recognize the need for professional and ethical responsibility
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Demonstrate an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Recognize the need to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

Plan & Prepare

At the U, we plan for our students to have an exceptional Educational Experience identified by four broad categories we call the Learning Framework: Community, Knowledge & Skills, Transformation, and Impact. This major map will help you envision, explore, design, and plan your personalized Exceptional Education Experience with the Learning Framework at the core. In addition to assisting you in planning your coursework and navigating the requirements of your major, this map will help you incorporate other kinds of experiences to expand your knowledge, support your development, and prepare you for the future you want.

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Last Updated: 7/19/24