Colorado
School of Mines
2009–2010
Graduate Bulletin

To Mines Graduate Students:
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Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2009–2010

Table of Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Auditing Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
University Administration / Useful Contacts . . 5
Off Campus Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Office of Graduate Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
General Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Student Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Graduate School Bulletin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Curriculum Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
International Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
General Policies of Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Graduate Student Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Academic Departments & Divisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin Provisions . . . . . . . . 28
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Exceptions and Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Institutional Values and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies. . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Graduate Students in Undergraduate Courses . . . . . . 30
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Independent Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
The Graduate School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Course and Research Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Unique Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Grade Appeal Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Graduate Degrees Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Withdrawing from School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Admission to the Graduate School . . . . . . . . 11
Nondegree Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Veterans’ Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Categories of Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Admission Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Electronic Communications (Email) Policy . . . . . . . . . 34
Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Application Review Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance. . . . . . . . 36
Health Record and Additional Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Student Life at CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Graduate Degrees and Requirements. . . . . . 38
Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
I. Professional Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Military Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
II. Master of Science and Engineering Programs . . . . 39
Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
III. Doctor of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Facilities and Academic Support. . . . . . . . . . 18
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Computing, Communications & Information
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . . 44
Technologies (CCIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Graduate Degree Programs and Description
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
of Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
CSM Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Environmental Science and Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . 86
Off Campus Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Office of International Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Office of Technology Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Geophysics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Research Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) 21
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering . . . . . . . . . . 148
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Mining Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
(WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Nuclear Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Registration and Tuition Classification . . . . . 22
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
General Registration Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Research Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Eligibility for Thesis Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Research Centers and Institutes . . . . . . . . . 182
Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Directory of the School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Full-time Status - Required Course Load . . . . . . . . . . 22
Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Late Registration Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Unlawful Discrimination Policy & Complaint Procedure . 206
Reciprocal Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sexual Harassment Policy & Complaint Procedure . . . . 209
In-State Tuition Classification Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Dropping and Adding Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2009
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 24, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 24, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 25, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 28, Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 7, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 9, Wednesday
Fall Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19 & 20, Monday & Tuesday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 3, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 16-20, Monday–Friday
Non-class day pior to Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 25, Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 26 –Nov. 27, Thursday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 4, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10, Thursday
Dead Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 7-Dec. 11, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 11, Friday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12, 14-17 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 18, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 21, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 19 –Jan. 12, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2010
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 12, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 13, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 15, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 28, Thursday
Non-class day - Presidents’ Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 15, Monday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 8, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 15-19, Monday-Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 30, Tuesday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 8-10, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration, Field, Summer and Fall Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 12-16, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6, Thursday
Dead Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3-May 7, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7, Friday
Final exams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 8, May 10-13 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 17, Monday
Field/Summer Sessions 2010
First Field Term First Day of Class and Summer Research, Registration (1) . . . . . . . . . . . May 17, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Field Term and Summer Research (Census Day) . . May 21, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 31, Monday
Last day to withdraw from First Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 11, Friday
First Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25, Friday
Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28, Monday
Summer School First Day of Class, Registration (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Summer School (Census Day) . . June 29, Tuesday
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 5, Friday
Second Field Term begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 12, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W”—Second Field Term (Census Day) . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 16, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Second Field Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 6, Friday
Summer School ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13, Friday
Summer School grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 16, Monday
Second Field Term ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 20, Friday
Second Field Term grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
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University Administration / Useful Contacts
Office of Graduate Studies
Registrar’s Office
Mailing address
Registrar
303-273-3200
1500 Illinois Street
Graduate Student Association
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Daniel Baker
303 273-2101
Telephone
FAX
President
303 273-3247
303 273-3244
Academic Departments & Divisions
Thomas M. Boyd
303-273-3020
The address for all CSM academic departments
Dean of Graduate Studies
and divisions is
Jahi Simbai
303-384-2221
1500 Illinois Street
Director of Graduate Recruiting
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887
and Admissions
World Wide Web address: http://www.mines.edu/
jsimbai@mines.edu
Academic department and division telephone numbers are
Linda L. Powell
303-273-3348
Graduate Admissions Officer
Chemical Engineering
lpowell@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3720
Brenda Neely
303-273-3412
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Student Services
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3610
bneely@mines.edu
Economics and Business
Kay Leaman
303-273-3249
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3482
Admissions Coordinator
Engineering
grad-app@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3650
Diane Mee
303-273-3627
Reception and Student Services
Environmental Science and Engineering
dmee@mines.edu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3427
Office of Vice President for Research
Geology and Geological Engineering
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3800
and Technology Transfer
John Poate
303-384-2375
Geophysics
Vice President for Research and
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3450
Technology Transfer
Liberal Arts and International Studies
John G. Speer
303-273-3897
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3750
Associate Vice President for
Materials Science
Research and Technology Transfer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3660
William Vaughan
303-384-2555
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Director of Technology Transfer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3860
Lisa Kinzel
303-384-2470
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Executive Assistant to the Vice
President for Research and
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3770
Technology Transfer
Mining Engineering
Student Housing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3701
Kathy Rice
303-273-3351
Nuclear Engineering
Apartment Housing Coordinator
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-273-3618
Financial Aid
Petroleum Engineering
Christina Jensen
303-273-3229
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3740
Graduate Student Financial Aid Advisor
Physics
International Student Services
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 273-3830
Brandon Samter
303-273-3589
International Student Advisor
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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 is dedicated to serving the
one of a very few institutions in the world having broad ex-
people of Colorado, the nation and the global community by
pertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and
providing high quality educational and research experiences
utilization which can be brought to bear on the world's press-
to students in science, engineering and related areas that sup-
ing resource-related environmental problems. As such, it oc-
port the institutional mission. Recognizing the importance of
cupies a unique position among the world's institutions of
responsible earth stewardship, CSM places particular empha-
higher education.
sis on those fields related to the discovery, production and
The school's role and mission has remained constant and is
utilization of resources needed to improve the quality of life
written in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School of
of the world's inhabitants and to sustain the earth system
Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate re-
upon which all life and development depend. To this end,
search institution with high admission standards. The Col-
CSM is devoted to creating a learning community which pro-
orado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy,
vides students with perspectives informed by the humanities
mineral, and materials science and engineering and associ-
and social sciences, perspectives which also enhance stu-
ated engineering and science fields. The school shall be the
dents' understanding of themselves and their role in contem-
primary institution of higher education offering energy, min-
porary society. CSM therefore seeks to instill in all graduate
eral and materials science and mineral engineering degrees
students a broad class of developmental and educational at-
at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado re-
tributes:
vised Statutes, Section 23-41-105)
uAn in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization, en-
Throughout the school's history, the translation of its mis-
hanced by hands-on experiential learning, and breadth in
sion into educational programs has been influenced by the
allied fields, including:
needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly
1. the background and skills to be able to recognize, define
than ever before. We believe that the world faces a crisis in
and solve problems by applying sound scientific and en-
balancing resource availability with environmental protection
gineering principles, and
and that CSM and its programs are central to the solution to
2. for thesis-based students, experience in conducting orig-
that crisis. Therefore the school's mission is elaborated upon
inal scientific research and engineering design at the
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
u
benefits and risks based on their contributions.
All 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.
As an institution of higher education, a fundamental mission
of CSM is to provide an environment that motivates the fac-
ulty and promotes the creation, dissemination, and applica-
tion of knowledge through the timely and free exchange of
ideas, information, and research results for the public good.
To insure that these activities are conducted in an environ-
ment of minimum influence and bias, so as to benefit society
and the people of Colorado, it is essential that CSM protect
the academic freedom of all members of its community. It is
incumbent upon CSM to help promote the utilization and ap-
plication of knowledge by defining and protecting the rights
and responsibilities of faculty members, students and the in-
stitution, with respect to intellectual property which may be
created while an individual is employed as a faculty member
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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History of CSM
Location
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
Golden, Colorado, has always been the home of CSM. Lo-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
cated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 20 minutes
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
west of Denver, this community of 15,000 also serves as
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of ex-
home to the Coors Brewing Company, the National Renew-
ploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
able Energy Laboratory, and a major U.S. Geological Survey
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
facility that also contains the National Earthquake Center.
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
The seat of government for Jefferson County, Golden once
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial
served as the territorial capital of Colorado. Skiing is an hour
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
away to the west.
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
Administration
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
By State statute, the school is managed by a seven-mem-
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
ber board of trustees appointed by the governor, and the stu-
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally es-
dent and faculty bodies elect one nonvoting board member
tablished. The first diploma was awarded in 1883.
each The school is supported financially by student tuition
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather nar-
and fees and by the State through annual appropriations.
row initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petro-
These funds are augmented by government and privately
leum production and refining as well. Recently it has added
sponsored research, and private gift support from alumni,
programs in materials science and engineering, energy and
corporations, foundations and other friends.
environmental engineering, and a broad range of other engi-
neering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its mis-
sion as education and research in engineering and applied
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
resources.
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
found in every corner of the globe.
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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 of
has unique programs in many fields. For example, CSM is
the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission of the
the only institution in the world that offers doctoral programs
North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400,
in all five of the major earth science disciplines: Geology and
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 - telephone (312) 263-0456.
Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accredita-
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. It also has one of
tion Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering programs in
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone (410) 347-
the country that still focuses on the complete materials cycle
7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in chemical en-
from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
gineering, engineering, engineering physics, geological
In addition to the traditional programs defining the institu-
engineering, geophysical engineering, metallurgical and materi-
tional focus, CSM is pioneering both undergraduate and
als engineering, mining engineering and petroleum engineering.
graduate interdisciplinary programs. The School understands
The American Chemical Society has approved the degree pro-
that solutions to the complex problems involving global
gram in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
processes and quality of life issues require cooperation
among scientists, engineers, economists, and the humanities.
Degree Programs
Prof. M.S. M.E. Ph.D.
CSM offers interdisciplinary programs in areas such as
Applied Physics
n
n
materials science, environmental science and engineering,
Chemical Engineering
n
n
management and public policy, hydrology, and geochemistry.
Chemistry
n
These programs make interdisciplinary connections between
traditional fields of engineering, physical science and social
Applied Chemistry
n
science, emphasizing a broad exposure to fundamental prin-
Engineering
n
n
ciples while cross-linking information from traditional disci-
Engineering & Technology
n
plines to create the insight needed for breakthroughs in the
Management
solution of modern problems.
Environmental Geochemistry
n
When the need arises, CSM also offers interdisciplinary,
Environmental Science &
n
n
non-thesis Professional Master degrees to meet the career
Engineering
needs of working professionals in CSM's focus areas.
Geochemistry
n
n
Coordinated by the several departments involved, these in-
Geological Engineering
n
n
n
terdisciplinary programs contribute to CSM's leadership role
in addressing the problems and developing solutions that will
Geology
n
n
enhance the quality of life for all of earth's inhabitants in the
Geophysical Engineering
n
n
next century.
Geophysics
n
n
Graduate Degrees Offered
Hydrology
n
n
CSM offers professional masters, master of science
International Political Economy
o
(M.S.), master of engineering (M.E.) and doctor of philoso-
& Resources
phy (Ph.D.) degrees in the disciplines listed in the chart at
Materials Science
n
n
right.
Mathematical & Computer
n
n
In addition to masters and Ph.D. degrees, departments and
Science
divisions can also offer graduate certificates. Graduate cer-
Metallurgical & Materials
n
n
n
tificates are designed to have selective focus, short time to
Engineering
completion and consist of course work only.
Mineral Economics
n
n
Mineral Exploration & Mining
n
Geosciences
Mining & Earth Systems
n
n
n
Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
n
n
Petroleum Engineering
n
n
n
Petroleum Reservoir Systems
n
o Master of International Political Economy of Resources
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Admission to the Graduate School
Admission Requirements
who subsequently decides to pursue a regular degree pro-
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is open
gram must apply and gain admission to the Graduate School.
to graduates from four-year programs at recognized colleges
All credits earned as a nondegree student may be transferred
or universities. Admission to all graduate programs is com-
into the regular degree program if the student's graduate
petitive, based on an evaluation of prior academic perform-
committee and department head approve.
ance, test scores and references. The academic background of
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
each applicant is evaluated according to the requirements of
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate stu-
each department outlined later in this section of the Bulletin.
dents the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certifi-
To be a candidate for a graduate degree, students must
cate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while
have completed an appropriate undergraduate degree pro-
completing the requirements for their Bachelor Degree.
gram. Undergraduate students in the Combined Degree Pro-
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
gram may, however, work toward completion of graduate
education. An overview of these combined programs and de-
degree requirements prior to completing undergraduate de-
scription of the admission process and requirements are
gree requirements. See the Combined Undergraduate/Gradu-
found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of
ate Degree section of the Graduate Bulletin for details of this
this Bulletin.
program.
Admission Procedure
Categories of Admission
Applying for Admission
There are three categories of admission to graduate studies
Apply electronically for admission on the World Wide
at Colorado School of Mines: regular, provisional, and spe-
Web. Our Web address is
cial graduate nondegree.
http://www.mines.edu/graduate_admissions
Regular Degree Students
Follow the procedure outlined below.
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as de-
1. Application: Go to the online application form at
termined by the program to which they have applied are ad-
http://www.mines.edu/gradschoolapp/onlineapp.html. You
mitted as regular graduate students.
may download a paper copy of the application from our web-
Provisional Degree Students
site or contact 303-273-3247 or grad-school@Mines.edu to
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular de-
have one sent my mail. Students wishing to apply for gradu-
gree program directly may be admitted as provisional degree
ate school should submit completed applications by the fol-
students for a trial period not longer than 12 months. During
lowing dates:
this period students must demonstrate their ability to work
for Fall admission*
for an advanced degree as specified by the admitting degree
program. After the first semester, the student may request
January 15 - Priority consideration for financial support
that the department review his or her progress and make a
April 1 - International student deadline
decision concerning full degree status. With department ap-
July 1 - Domestic student deadline
proval, the credits earned under the provisional status can be
applied towards the advanced degree.
for Spring Admission
International Special Graduate Students
September 1 - International student deadline
Applicants who wish to study as non-degree students for
November 1 - Domestic student deadline
one or two semesters may apply for Special Graduate status.
*March 1 for Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, and Pe-
Special Graduate student status is available to a limited num-
troleum Engineering applicants
ber of applicants from abroad. All such students who attend
class or audit courses at Colorado School of Mines must reg-
*March 15 for Geology and Geological Engineering appli-
ister and pay the appropriate nonresident tuition and fees for
cants
the credits taken.
Students wishing to submit applications beyond the final
Nondegree Students
deadline should make a request to the individual academic
Practicing professionals may wish to update their profes-
department.
sional knowledge or broaden their areas of competence with-
2. Transcripts: Send to the Graduate School two official
out committing themselves to a degree program. They may
transcripts from each school previously attended. The tran-
enroll for regular courses as nondegree students. Inquiries
scripts may accompany the application or may be sent di-
and applications should be made to the Registrar's Office,
rectly by the institution attended. International students'
CSM, Golden, CO 80401-0028. Phone: 303-273-3200; FAX
transcripts must be in English or have an official English
303-384-2253. A person admitted as a nondegree student
translation attached.
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3. Letters of Recommendation: Three (3) letters of recom-
Financial Assistance
mendation are required. Individuals who know your personal
To apply for CSM financial assistance, check the box in
qualities and scholastic or professional abilities can use the
the Financial Information section of the online graduate ap-
online application system to submit letters of recommenda-
plication or complete the Financial Assistance section on the
tion on your behalf. Letters can also be mailed directly to the
paper application.
Graduate School. At least two letters should be from individ-
Application Review Process
uals acquainted with your scholastic abilities.
When application materials are received by the Graduate
4. Graduate Record Examination: Most departments re-
School, they are processed and sent to the desired degree
quire the General test of the Graduate Record Examination
program for review. The review is conducted according to
for applicants seeking admission to their programs. Refer to
the process developed and approved by the faculty of that de-
the section Graduate Degree Programs and Courses by De-
gree program. The degree program transmits its decision to
partment or the Graduate School application packet to find
the Dean of the Graduate School, who then notifies the appli-
out if you must take the GRE examination. For information
cant. The decision of the degree program is final and may not
about the test, write to Graduate Record Examinations, Edu-
be appealed.
cational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-
Health Record and Additional Steps
6000 (Telephone 609-771-7670), or visit online at
When students first enroll at CSM, they must complete the
www.gre.org.
student health record form which is sent to them when they
5. English Language Requirement: Applicants whose na-
are accepted for enrollment. Students must submit the stu-
tive language is not English must complete the TOEFL ex-
dent health record, including health history, medical exami-
amination (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and have
nation, and record of immunization, in order to complete
the results sent to the Graduate School as part of the admis-
registration.
sion process. The institution has minimum TOEFL examina-
Questions can be addressed to the Coulter Student Health
tion requirements. These may be found at
Center, 1225 17th Street, Golden, CO 80401-1869. The
http://www.mines.edu/Intl_GS. Contact local American em-
Health Center telephone numbers are 303-273-3381 and 303-
bassies or write to TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Ser-
279-3155.
vice, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA,
(Telephone 609-771-7100) for information about the TOEFL
International Students
examination. You may also visit online at www.toefl.org. If a
Qualifying international students (see Admission Require-
TOEFL exam score indicates that the applicant will be handi-
ments above) apply for graduate study by following steps
capped academically, as a condition for admission the appli-
one through six listed above.
cant may be required to enroll in the INTERLINK Language
program at CSM until the required proficiency is achieved.
The INTERLINK Language program offers intensive Eng-
lish language instruction and skills development for aca-
demic success. See the detailed description of INTERLINK
on page 15 of this catalog.
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
was completed during the summer of 2001 which contains meet-
Mines Park
ing rooms and banquet facilities as well as the offices of Admis-
sions/Financial Aid, Cashier, Student Development and
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
Academic Services/Services for Students with Disabilities, Inter-
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
national Student Services, Career Services and Registrar.
by CSM. The complex houses upper class students, graduate
students, families, and some freshmen. Residents must be
Student Recreation Center
full-time students.
Completed in May, 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
Recreation Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple
cable television wired and wireless internet connections, and
Streets in the heart of campus, provides a wide array of facilities
an optional campus phone line for an additional fee. There
and programs designed to meet students’ recreational and leisure
are two community centers which contain the laundry facili-
needs while providing for a healthy lifestyle. The Center con-
ties, recreational/study space, and a convenience store.
tains a state-of-the-art climbing wall, an eight-lane, 25 meter
swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular and weight room,
2009-2010 rates are as follows:
two multi-purpose rooms designed and equipped for aerobics,
Family Housing
dance, martial arts programs and other similar activities, a com-
1 bedroom
$683/mo
petition gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts
2 bedroom
$790/mo
as well as seating for 2500 people, a separate recreation gymna-
sium designed specifically for a wide variety of recreational pro-
Apartment Housing
grams, extensive locker room and shower facilities, and a large
1 bedroom
$683/mo
lounge and juice bar facility intended for relaxing, playing
2 bedroom
$923/mo
games or watching television. In addition to housing the Out-
3 bedroom
$1,230/mo
door Recreation Program as well as the Intramurals and Club
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
Sports Programs, the Center serves as the competition venue for
please contact the housing office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
the Intercollegiate Men and Women's Basketball Programs, the
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
Intercollegiate Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's In-
Room 218.
tercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program.
Campus Residence Halls
Office for Student Development and Academic
The four "Traditional" residence halls - Morgan, Thomas,
Services
Bradford, and Randall halls - house about 380 students in
The Student Development and Academic Services Office
mostly double rooms with a central restroom/shower facility
(SDAS), located in the Student Center, serves as the per-
on each floor. Weaver Towers has living space for 230 stu-
sonal, academic and career counseling center. Through its
dents in suites with single and double rooms, a common liv-
various services, the center acts as a comprehensive resource
ing area, and two single restroom/shower facilities. The
for the personal growth and life skills development of our
Residence Halls at Mines Park offer residence hall living in
students. SDAS houses a library of over 300 books and other
an apartment setting for freshmen and upper class students.
materials for checkout, and is home to Mine's Engineers
In addition to having all the amenities of the other residence
Choosing Health Options (ECHO) program, promoting wise
halls, each apartment has a full kitchen.
and healthy decision making regarding students' use of alco-
hol and other drugs. Please visit http://counseling.mines.edu
Residence hall rooms are contracted for the entire aca-
for more information.
demic year; 2009-2010 costs range from $4,408 for a tradi-
tional double room to $5,176 for a single in Weaver Towers.
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
All students who choose to live in the residence halls must
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for stress
also carry a dining hall meal plan. Meal plans for 2009-2010
management, relationship issues, wellness education and/or
are $3,775 per year, and students can choose from options
improved self image are a few of the areas often requested.
available for residence hall students.
Assertiveness, stress management, time management, gender
issues, personal security, and compatibility with roommates
Student Services
are also popular interactive presentations. SDAS works
Ben H. Parker Student Center
closely with other student life departments to address other
The Ben H. Parker Student Center has recently undergone a
issues.
four million dollar renovation and addition. The building con-
Academic Services: The staff conducts workshops in
tains the offices for the Vice President of Student Life and Dean
areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
of Students, the Director of Student Life, Housing, Conference
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and col-
Services Office, Student Activities and Greek Advisor, ASCSM
lege adjustment. Advising on individual learning skills is also
Offices, and Student Groups. The Student Center also contains
available. Additional learning resources are provided on the
the student dining hall, a food court, bookstore, and student
department website. Please visit
lounges with TV's. There are also a number of meeting rooms
http://academicservices.mines.edu for more information
and banquet facilities in the Student Center. Another addition
about tutoring programs, and academic counseling.
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Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Gradu-
vices are provided by a dentist, dental hygienist, and dental
ate students are welcome to avail themselves of free walk-in
assistant, and are available by appointment 2-3 days per
tutoring and/or weekly workshops in introductory calculus,
week. Services include x-rays, cleanings, fillings, and simple
chemistry, and physics.
extractions. Referral to local specialists are made if neces-
Disability Services (OSSD): This office serves students
sary.
with documented disabilities who are seeking academic ac-
To be eligible for care at the Health Center, students must
commodations or adjustments. Disability Services coordi-
be enrolled in four or more credit-hours, or have a paid the
nates CSM's efforts to comply with the broad mandates of
Health Center fee if they are part-time. Also, they must have
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Ameri-
a completed Health History form on file at the Health Center.
cans with Disabilities Act of 1990. . Further information, ap-
Supervised by Vice President and Dean of Student Life.
plication and documentation guidelines can be found on the
Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
Disability Services website http://disabilities.mines.edu.
Mandatory Health Insurance
International Student Services
Colorado School of Mines requires that all degree-seeking
The International Student Office advises international stu-
students, and all international students regardless of degree-
dents, coordinates the Host Family Program, and holds orien-
seeking status, have comprehensive health insurance. Enroll-
tation programs for new foreign students at the beginning of
ment in the Student Health Insurance Plan is automatic, and
each semester. The international student advisor processes
students' accounts will be charged for the Student Health In-
student visas and work permits.
surance Plan premium unless a waiver is completed. Domes-
For more information, call the International Student Ser-
tic students must complete an online waiver prior to census
vices office at 303-273-3210 or FAX 303-273-3099.
date and international students must complete a paper waiver
and submit it to the International Student and Scholar Ser-
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
vices Office prior to census date each academic year.
Blaster cards are made in the Student Activities Office in
the Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a
Immunizations
card made as soon as possible after they enroll. Students can
A health history form with immunization record confirm-
replace lost, stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
ing proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR's)
is required for all students enrolled in four credit hours or
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make pur-
more or any student that has paid the Student Health Center
chases from all campus vending machines, at all campus
fee. The health history form will be send to students after
food service facilities, at the campus bookstore, to use any
they are accepted for admission and stated their intent to en-
campus laundry facility as well as any campus copying ma-
roll. It must be returned to the Student Health Center prior to
chine, and to check material out of the CSM Library. It will
enrollment in CSM.
also serve as an access card to the campus residence halls
and may be required to attend various CSM campus activi-
Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate of Im-
ties.
munization signed by a physician, nurse, or public health of-
ficial which documents two doses of each (measles, mumps,
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/
and rubella). The Certificate must specify the type of vac-
BlasterCard for more information.
cine and the dates (month, day, and year) of administration or
Student Health Center
written evidence of laboratory tests showing immunity to
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
measles, mumps, and rubella. Failure to meet the immuniza-
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
tion requirement will result in a hold on students' registration
Students pay a fee each semester which entitles them to un-
until this information is received by the Student Health Cen-
limited visits with a physician or nurse as well as limited pre-
ter.
scription and over-the-counter medications. Spouses of
The completed health history form is confidential and will
enrolled students may also pay the fee and receive the same
be a student's medical record while at CSM. This record will
services. The health center also provides dental services,
be kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be
wellness education, immunizations, allergy shots, flu shots,
released unless the student signs a written release.
nutrition counseling and information regarding a wide range
of health concerns. Staff members are also available to pro-
Motor Vehicles, Parking
vide health-promotion events for students groups and resi-
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
dence hall program.
campus Department of Public Safety, 1812 Illinois Street,
and must display 1 CSM parking permit. Vehicles must be
The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday
registered at the beginning of each semester, or upon bring-
8 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by Nurse Prac-
ing the vehicle onto campus, and updated whenever you
tioners and RN's throughout the day. Physicians' coverage is
change your address.
provided by family practice physicians who are on site for
two hours daily and on-call at all times. Dental services are
also provided to students at the Student Health Center. Ser-
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Career Center
Military Science Army ROTC (AROTC)
The CSM Career Center mission is to assist students in de-
The Military Science Program at the Colorado School of
veloping, evaluating, and/or implementing career, education,
Mines (CSM) is offered in conjunction with the University of
and employment decisions and plans. Career development is
Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). The Department of Military
integral to the success of CSM graduates and to the mission
Science offers programs leading to an officer's commission
of CSM. All Colorado School of Mines graduates will be
in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in con-
able to acquire the necessary skills to enable them to success-
junction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military
fully take personal responsibility for the management of their
Science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
own careers. Services are provided to all students and for all
program by offering practical leadership and management
recent graduates, up to 24 months after graduation.
experience. Students attend classes at the Colorado School of
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a compre-
Mines in Golden.
hensive array of career services:
Two-Year Program
Career Advice and Counseling
The two-year program consists of the advanced course,
t
preceded by attending the Leaders Training Course (a four-
Resources to help choose a major
week summer ROTC basic course at Fort Knox, Kentucky).
t Individual resume and cover letter critiques
Veterans or Active Army Reserve/Army National Guard Sol-
t Individual job search advice
diers, are eligible to enroll in the advanced course without at-
t
tending the Leaders Training Course. Inquiries on advanced
Practice video-taped interviews
placement should be directed to the Department of Military
Career Planning Services
Science. Advanced course students must obtain permission to
t Online resources for exploring careers and employers at
enroll from the Professor of Military Science (PMS) at 303-
http://careers.mines.edu
492-6495.
t "Career Digger" online - short bios describe what recent
Registration and AROTC Course Credit
grads are doing on their jobs
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments.
t "Career Manual" online - resume writing, resume and
Elective course credit toward your degree for AROTC
cover letter examples, and job search tips
classes will be determined by your individual academic advi-
sor. AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
t Job Search Workshops - successful company research,
interviewing, networking skills
For more information about the Army ROTC program and
scholarships, contact the CU-Boulder Army ROTC Enroll-
t Salary and "placement" information
ment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549 or 303-492-
t Company contact information
6495. You can also go to http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC.
t Grad school information
For information specifically about Army ROTC at CSM, call
303-273-3398 or 303-273-3380.
t Career resource library
Job Resources
Student Activities
Student government committees, professional societies,
t Career Day (Fall and Spring)
living group organizations, special events, honor societies,
t Online summer, part-time, and full-time entry-level
and interest group organizations add a balance to the CSM
job postings at http://diggernet.net
community and offer participants the chance to develop lead-
t On-campus interviewing - industry and government rep-
ership and management skills. The Student Activities office
resentatives visit the campus to interview students and
can give you an up-to-date list of recognized campus organi-
explain employment opportunities
zations and more information about them.
t Resume referrals
Student Government
t
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
Employer searching resource
(ASCSM) works to advance the interest and promote the
t Continued services up to 24 months after graduation
welfare of CSM and of all students, and to foster and main-
Oredigger Student Newspaper
tain harmony among those connected with or interested in
The Oredigger student newspaper, published on a regular
the school, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and
basis during the school year, contains news, features, sports,
friends.
letters, and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to
Golden community.
ensure a full social and academic life for all students with its
Veterans' Benefits
organization, publications, and social events.
The Registrar's Office offers veterans counseling services
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991 and
for students attending the School and using educational bene-
is recognized by CSM and the National Association of Grad-
fits from the Veterans Administration.
uate-Professional Students (NSGPS). GSA's primary goal is
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to improve the quality of a graduate education, offer aca-
of the CSM honor societies recognizes different achieve-
demic support for graduate students, and provide social inter-
ments by our students. The Colorado School of Mines honor
action.
societies, and their representative areas, are as follows:
GSA takes an active role in university affairs and promotes
Alpha Phi Omega
Service
the rights and responsibilities of graduate students. GSA also
Alpha Sigma Mu
Metals
serves to develop university responsibility to non-academic
Blue Key
Service, Scholarship, Activities
concerns of graduate students. GSA is funded through and
works with Associated Students of the Colorado School of
Kappa Kappa Psi
Band
Mines and is presently represented on the Faculty Senate
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Mathematics
Graduate Council and Associated Students of CSM. Phone:
National Society of Pershing Rifles
Military Science
303-273-3094.
Order of Omega
Greek Scholarship
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves the ASCSM as
Pi Epsilon Tau
Petroleum Engineering
the campus special events board. Most student events on
Sigma Pi Sigma
Physics
campus are planned by the MAC committees. Committees
are the Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) committee, which
Tau Beta Pi
Engineering
brings comedians and other performers to campus on most
Beta Beta Beta
Biology
Fridays in the academic year; the Special Events committee,
which coordinates events like Discount Sport Nights at pro-
Interest Organizations
fessional sporting events and one-time specialty entertain-
Interest organizations meet the special and unique needs of
ment; Movies Committee; the E-Days committee; and the
the CSM student body by providing specific co-curricular ac-
Homecoming committee.
tivities. These organizations are:
Special Events
Association of Geoscience Students (AGS)
Research Fair: GSA presently sponsors a graduate re-
Band
search fair each Spring semester. The fair is designed to give
graduate students the opportunity to make formal research
Bioengineering Club
presentations in a professional conference setting. At the con-
Campus Crusade for Christ
clusion of the event, cash prizes are awarded to graduate stu-
College Republicans
dents whose presentations exhibit outstanding contributions
Chorus
to their areas of study.
CSM Ambassadors
International Day is planned and conducted by the Inter-
Earthworks
national Student Organization. It includes exhibits and pro-
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
grams designed to further the cause of understanding among
Hawaii Club
the countries of the world. The international dinner, including
entertainment and samples of foods from countries all over
Math Club
the world, is one of the top campus social events of the year.
Mines Little Theatre
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
Non-Traditional Students
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski slopes.
Students for Creative Anachronism
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the en-
Young Democrats
tire year's activities. Events include a football rally and game,
International & Minority Organizations
campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen and
International and minority organizations provide the op-
beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
portunity to experience different cultures while at Mines and
Engineer Days are held each spring. The three-day affair
help the students from those cultures adjust to Mines campus
is organized entirely by students. Contests are held in
life. These organizations include
drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, oil-field olympics, and soft-
Chinese Student Association
ball, to name a few. Additional events include a fireworks
International Student Organization (ISO)
display, an E-Day concert, and the traditional orecart pull.
Japanese Student Association (JSA)
GSA Fall and Spring Blowout: GSA sponsors parties
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
twice a year for graduate students. Held in the late spring and
Taiwanese Student Association
early fall at local parks, they let graduate students take a
American Indians, Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
break from studying.
Professional Asian Society of Engineers and Scientists (PASES)
Honor Societies
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
their members in scholarship, leadership, and service. Each
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers & Scientists (SHPE)
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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-
Bowling Club
ships, fellowships, and scholarships. The Colorado School of
Mines chapters are as follows:
Cheerleading
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
Kayak Club
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Racquetball Club
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Rugby Club
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Shooting Club
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Ski Club/Team
Engineers (AIME)
Men's Volleyball
American Ceramic Society (Am. Cer. Soc.)
Women's Soccer
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Please visit the Student Activities Office for a complete list
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
of currently active student organizations.
American Society of Metals (ASM International)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Welding Society
Association of Engineering & Environmental
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
Campus Computing, Communications, & Information
JOANNE V. LERUD-HECK, Librarian and Library Director
Technologies (CCIT) provides computing and networking
LISA G. DUNN, Librarian
services to meet the instructional, research, administrative,
LAURA A. GUY, Librarian
and networking infrastructure needs of the campus. CCIT
LISA S. NICKUM, Associate Librarian
manages and operates campus networks along with central
CHRISTOPHER THIRY, Associate Librarian
academic and administrative computing systems, telecommu-
HEATHER L. WHITEHEAD, Associate Librarian
nication systems, a high performance computing cluster for
PATRICIA E. ANDERSEN, Assistant Librarian
the energy sciences (see http://geco.mines.edu), and com-
CHRISTINE BAKER, Assistant Librarian
puter classrooms and workrooms in several locations on
PAMELA M. BLOME, Assistant Librarian
campus. CCIT’s customer services and support group also
MEGAN TOMEO, Assistant Librarian
provides direct support for most electronic classrooms, de-
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for
partmental laboratories and desktops throughout the campus.
engineering, energy, minerals, materials, and associated engi-
neering and science fields. The Library supports university
Central computing accounts and services are available to
education and research programs and is committed to meet-
registered students and current faculty and staff members. In-
ing the information needs of the Mines community and all li-
formation about hours, services, and the activation of new
brary users.
accounts is available on the web site at http://ccit.mines.edu/,
directly from the Help Desk in the Computer Commons (in
The Library has over 140,000 visitors a year and is a cam-
CTLM 156), or by calling (303) 273-3431.
pus center for learning, study and research. Facilities include
meeting space, a campus computer lab, and individual and
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain net-
group study space. We host many cultural events during the
worked PCs and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers,
year, including concerts and art shows.
and other specialized resources are available for use in some
of the locations.
The librarians provide personalized help and instruction,
and assist with research. The Library's collections include
In addition to central server and facilities operations, serv-
more than 500,000 books; thousands of print and electronic
ices supported for the campus community include e-mail,
journals; hundreds of databases; one of the largest map col-
wired and wireless network operation and support, access to
lections in the West; an archive on Colorado School of Mines
the commodity Internet, Internet 2, and National Lambda
and western mining history; and several special collections.
Rail, network security, volume and site licensing of software,
The Library is a selective U.S. and Colorado state depository
on-line training modules, videoconferencing, student regis-
with over 600,000 government publications.
tration, billing, and other administrative applications, campus
web sites and central systems administration and support.
The Library Catalog, provides access to Library collec-
CCIT also manages and supports the central learning man-
tions and your user account. Our databases allow users to
agement system (Blackboard), printing, short-term equip-
find publications for classroom assignments, research or per-
ment loan, and room scheduling for some general computer
sonal interest. Students and faculty can use most of the Li-
teaching classrooms.
brary's electronic databases and publications from any
computer on the campus network, including those in net-
All major campus buildings are connected to the comput-
worked Mines residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet ac-
ing network operated by CCIT and most areas of the campus
cess are available out of network.
are covered by the wireless network. All residence halls and
the Mines Park housing complex are wired for network ac-
Arthur Lakes Library is a member of the Colorado Al-
cess and some fraternity and sorority houses are also directly
liance. Students and faculty can use their library cards at
connected to the network.
other Alliance libraries, or can order materials directly using
Prospector, our regional catalog. Materials can also be re-
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and net-
quested from anywhere in the world through interlibrary
working resources are expected to comply with all policies
loan.
related to the use of these resources. Policies are available
via the web pages at http://ccit.mines.edu.
Computing, Communications, &
Copy Center
Information Technologies (CCIT)
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy
DEREK WILSON, CIO
Center offers on-line binding, printed tabs, transparencies
PHIL ROMIG, III, CISO & Director, Computing & Networking
and halftones. Printing can be done on 8 "x 11", 11"x14"
Infrastructure
GINA BOICE, Director, Customer Services & Support
and 11"x17" paper sizes from odd-sized originals. Some of
TIM KAISER, Director, High Performance and Research Computing
the other services offered are GBC and Velo Binding, fold-
DAVID LEE, Director, Enterprise Systems
ing, sorting and machine collating, reduction and enlarge-
GEORGE FUNKEY, Director, Policy, Planning, and Integration
ment, two sided copying, and color copying. We have a
Services
variety of paper colors, special resume paper and CSM wa-
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termark for thesis copying. These services are available to
Environmental Health and Safety
students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center campus exten-
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department
sion is 3202.
is located in Chauvenet Hall room 194. The Department pro-
CSM Alumni Association
vides a variety of services to students, staff and faculty mem-
(CSMAA) The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Associ-
bers. Functions of the Department include: hazardous waste
ation, established in 1895, is a separate nonprofit that serves
collection and disposal; chemical procurement and distribu-
the Colorado School of Mines and more than 22,000 alumni.
tion; chemical spill response; assessment of air and water
While all alumni are included in the reach of the CSMAA, it
quality; fire safety; laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; ra-
is a membership-based organization reliant upon membership
diation safety; biosafety; and recycling. Staff is available to
funds for much of its budget. Other sources of funding in-
consult on issues such as chemical exposure control, hazard
clude the School, Foundation, merchandise sales and rev-
identification, safety systems design, personal protective
enue-sharing partnerships. Services and benefits of
equipment, or regulatory compliance. Stop by our office or
membership include:
call 303 273-3316. The EHS telephone is monitored nights
and weekends to respond to spills and environmental emer-
l Mines, a quarterly publication covering campus and
gencies.
alumni news;
l an online directory of all Mines alumni for networking
Green Center
purposes;
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate
l online job listings for alumni two years out of school;
and Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
l an online community with shared-interest groups;
Green, major contributors to the funding of the building.
l section activities that provide social and networking
Bunker Memorial Auditorium, which seats 1,386, has a large
connections to the campus and Mines alumni around the
stage that may be used for lectures, concerts, drama productions,
world;
or for any occasion when a large attendance is expected.
l alumni gatherings (meetings, reunions, golf tournaments
and other special events) on and off campus;
Friedhoff Hall contains a dance floor and an informal
l alumni recognition awards;
stage. Approximately 600 persons can be accommodated at
l CSM library privileges for Colorado residents;
tables for banquets or dinners. Auditorium seating can be
l discounts with national vendors through the new
arranged for up to 450 people.
Perkline discount program for local and national retail-
Petroleum Hall and Metals Hall are lecture rooms seating
ers.
123 and 310, respectively. Each room has audio visual equip-
Benefits for current Colorado School of Mines students in-
ment. In addition, the Green Center houses the Department
clude:
of Geophysics.
l Legacy Grants for children or grandchildren of alumni;
For more information visit www.greencenter.mines.edu.
l the Student Financial Assistance Program;
INTERLINK Language Center (ESL)
l recognition banquets for graduating seniors/ graduate
The INTERLINK Language program combines intensive
students;
l
English language instruction (ESL) with academic training
the CSMAA Mentorship program, pairing students with
and cultural orientation to prepare students for their studies at
alumni for professional development;
l
CSM. Designed for international students in engineering and
assistance and support of School events such as Home-
the sciences, the program prepares students for a successful
coming;
l
transition to their new academic and cultural environment.
alumni volunteer assistance in student recruiting;
l
The curriculum focuses on individual student needs, utilizing
Order of the Engineer ceremonies;
l
experiential learning projects, media technology (video, film,
and various other programs that enrich students' lives
computers, TV, radio, the Internet) and various sources and
via alumni involvement.
resources in the surrounding community. Successful comple-
Students can join the CSMAA for $20/year and be a part
tion of the program may in most cases entitle academically
of its "M-ulator" Program. Benefits include pairing with a
qualified students to begin their academic studies without a
mentor, special and exclusive events, exclusive access to pro-
TOEFL score.
gram presenters, the Perkline discount program for national
retailers, a goodie bag, and a sense of pride in being part of
The program is open to adults who have completed sec-
the powerful and successful alumni (alumni-to-be) family.
ondary school in good standing (grade point average of C+
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 at:
sociation, 1600 Arapahoe Street, P.O. Box 1410, Golden, CO
80402-1410.
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INTERLINK Language Center
visitors to CSM; and (6) in general, help promote the interna-
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401
tionalization of CSM’s curricular programs and activities.
http://www.eslus.com
Graduate students may apply for participation in dual de-
http://www.mines.edu/Outreach/interlink
gree programs offered by CSM and its partners. Generally
Email: interlinkcsm@mines.edu
these programs require the preparation and defense of one
Tele: 303-279-9389
jointly supervised thesis project and the completion of degree
Fax: 303-278-4055
requirements at each participating university
LAIS Writing Center
(http:/OIP.mines.edu/studentabroad/schol.html).
Located in room 309 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
Office of Technology Transfer
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
The purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
CSM students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to en-
is to reward innovation and entrepreneurial activity by stu-
hance their writing abilities. The LAIS Writing Center fac-
dents, faculty and staff, recognize the value and preserve
ulty are experienced technical and professional writing
ownership of CSM's intellectual property, and contribute to
instructors who are prepared to assist writers with everything
local and national the economic growth. OTT reports directly
from course assignments to theses and dissertations, to schol-
to the Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer
arship and job applications. This service is free to CSM stu-
and works closely with the school's office of Legal Services
dents, faculty, and staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and
to coordinate activities. Through its internal technical review
online resources (at
team and external Advisory Board, OTT strives to:
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
(1) Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and develop-
Off-Campus Study
ment of mechanisms for effective investment of
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
CSM’s intellectual capital;
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
(2) Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
faculty, students, and staff;
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
(3) Contribute to the economic growth of the communi-
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
ty, state, and nation through facilitating technology
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
transfer to the commercial sector;
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
(4) Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepre-
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
neurship;
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
(5) Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
faculty and students;
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
(6) Generate a new source of revenue for CSM to
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
expand the school’s research and education.
Office of International Programs
Public Relations
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and
The communications staff in the President's Office is re-
facilitates international education, research and outreach at
sponsible for public relations and marketing initiatives at
CSM. OIP is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Mines. For information about the School's publications
OIP is located in 204 Thomas Hall. For more specific
guidelines, including the use of Mines logos and for media-
information about study abroad and other international
related requests, contact Marsha Williams, Director of Inte-
programs, contact OIP at 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page
grated Marketing Communications, at 303-273-3326 or
(http://OIP.mines.edu).
marswill@mines.edu; or Karen Gilbert, Public Relations
The office works with the departments and divisions of the
Specialist, at 303-273-3541 or Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu.
School to: (1) help develop and facilitate study abroad oppor-
Registrar
tunities for CSM undergraduate and graduate students and
DAHL GRAYCKOWSKI, Associate Registrar
serve as an informational and advising resource for them;
DIANA ANGLIN, Assistant Registrar
(2) assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
JUDY WESTLEY, Records Specialist
(3) serve as an information resource for faculty and scholars
ADRIENNE BRITO, Registration Specialist
of the CSM community, promoting faculty exchanges and
KRISTI PUNCHES, Reporting Specialist
the pursuit of collaborative international research activities;
MARGARET KENNEY, Administrative Assistant
(4) foster international outreach and technology transfer pro-
The Office of the Registrar supports the academic mission
grams; (5) facilitate arrangements for official international
of the Colorado School of Mines by providing service to our
current and former students, faculty, staff, and administra-
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tion. These services include maintaining and protecting the
centrated instruction in specialized areas and are taught by
integrity and security of the official academic record, regis-
faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced profes-
tration, degree verification, scheduling and reporting. Our
sionals. The Office offers a broad array of programming for
office routinely reviews policy, makes recommendations for
K-12 teachers and students through its Teacher Enhancement
change, and coordinates the implementation of approved pol-
Program, and the Denver Earth Science Project. The Office
icy revisions.
also coordinates educational programs for international cor-
The Office of the Registrar seeks to fulfill this mission
porations and governments through the International Insti-
through a commitment to high quality service provided in a
tute for Professional Advancement and hosts the Mine Safety
professional, efficient and courteous manner. Our specific
and Health Training Program. A separate bulletin lists the ed-
services include but are not limited to:
ucational programs offered by the SPACE Office, CSM,
1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401. Phone: 303 273-
l Enrollment and degree verifications
3321; FAX 303 273-3314; email space@mines.edu; website
l Transcripts
www.mines.edu/Outreach/Cont_Ed.
l Degree auditing and diplomas (undergraduate)
l Transfer credit entry and verification
Telecommunications
l Veteran's Administration Certifying Official services
The Telecommunications Office is located in the CTLM
l Registration setup and execution
building 2nd floor east end room 256 and provides telephone
l Course and room scheduling
services to the campus. The Office is open 8:00am to
l Academic and enrollment reporting
4:00pm Monday through Friday, and can be reached by call-
l Residency for current students
ing (303) 273-3122 or via the web at
l Grade collection, reporting and changes
http://www.mines.edu/academic/computer/telecom/.
Courtesy phones are provided on each floor of the tradi-
Management of the Registrar's Office adheres to the guide-
tional residence halls and Weaver Towers as well as School
lines on professional practices and ethical standards devel-
owned fraternities and sororities. In-room phones are avail-
oped by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars
able to students living in Mines Park for $18.50 per month.
and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Our office also com-
Students wishing to take advantage of in-room phones in
plies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
Mines Park should contact the Telecommunications office to
1974 (FERPA), Colorado Department of Higher Education
arrange for service. Telephone sets are not provided by the
rules and policies, and the Colorado School of Mines policies
Telecommunications office.
on confidentiality and directory information.
Students wishing to make long distance calls from any
The Registrar's Office is located in the Student Center,
CSM provided phone need to obtain a long distance account
Room 31. Hours of operation are Monday/Tuesday/Thurs-
code from the Telecommunications office or use a third party
day/Friday, 9am-5pm; Wednesday 10am-5pm. The office
"calling card". Rates on the school's long distance accounts
phone number is (303) 273-3200. The fax number is (303)
are currently 5 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a
384-2253. Lara Medley represents Colorado School of
week. International rates are available at the Telecommunica-
Mines as the Registrar. She is normally available on a walk-
tions Office or through the web. Monthly and/or long dis-
in basis (when not in meetings) if a student or other client has
tance charges are assessed to the student accounts by the 5th
an issue that needs special attention. Appointments are also
of each month for calls made the prior month, and invoices
welcomed.
are mailed directly to students at their campus address.
Research Administration
Women in Science, Engineering and
The Office of Research Administration (ORA), under the
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
Vice President for Finance and Administration, provides ad-
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for
ministrative support in proposal preparation and contract and
women in science and engineering careers, to increase reten-
grant administration, which includes negotiation, account set-
tion of women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity
up, and close out of expired agreements. Information on any
in higher education. The office sponsors programs and serv-
of these areas of research and specific forms can be accessed
ices for the CSM community regarding gender and equity is-
on our web site at www.is.mines.edu/ora.
sues. For further information, contact: Debra K. Lasich,
Special Programs and Continuing
Executive Director of Women in Science, Engineering and
Education (SPACE)
Mathematics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street,
The SPACE Office offers short courses, special programs,
Golden, CO 80401-1869. Phone (303) 273-3097; email dla-
and professional outreach programs to practicing engineers
sich@mines.edu; website
and other working professionals. Short courses, offered both
http://www.mines.edu/Academic/affairs/wisem/.
on the CSM campus and throughout the US, provide con-
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Registration and Tuition Classification
General Registration Requirements
work. Students registered for research during the summer se-
The normal full load for graduate students is 9 credit hours
mester and working on campus must pay regular tuition and
per term. Special cases outlined below include first-year in-
thesis research fees for summer semester.
ternational students who must receive special instruction to
Eligibility for Reduced Registration
improve their language skills, and students who have com-
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who
pleted their credit-hour requirements and are working full
have completed the minimum course and research require-
time on their thesis.
ments for their degree are eligible to continue to pursue their
Full-time graduate students may register for an overload of
graduate program full time at a reduced registration level. In
up to 6 credit hours (up to 15 credit hours total) per term at
order to be considered for this reduced, full-time registration
no increase in tuition. Subject to written approval by their
category, students must satisfy the following requirements:
advisor and department head or division director, students
1. For M.S./M.E. students, completion of 36 hours of eligi-
may register for more than 15 credit hours per term by pay-
ble course, research and transfer credits combined
ing additional tuition at the regular part-time rate for all
hours over 15. The maximum number of credits for which a
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of eligible
student can register during the summer is 12.
course, research, and transfer credits combined
Except for students meeting any of the following condi-
3. For all students, an approved Admission to Candidacy
tions, students may register at less than the required full-time
form must be on file in the Graduate Office within the first
registration.
week of the semester you are applying for reduced thesis
registration.
u International students subject to immigration require-
ments. This applies to international students holding
4. Candidates may not count more than 12 credit hours per
J-1 and F-1 visas.
semester in determining eligibility for reduced, full-time reg-
istration.
u Students receiving financial assistance in the form of
graduate teaching assistantships, research assistant-
Students who are eligible for reduced, full-time registra-
ships, fellowships or hourly contracts.
tion are considered full time if they register for 4 credit hours
of research under course numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or
u Students enrolled in academic programs that require
706 (Ph.D.) as appropriate.
full-time registration. Refer to the degree program sec-
tions of this bulletin to see if this applies to a particular
Graduation Requirements
program.
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
complete their checkout requirements past the end of the
To remain in good standing, students must register contin-
semester. Late checkout is accepted by the Graduate School
uously each fall and spring semester. If not required to regis-
through the last day of registration in the term immediately
ter full-time, part-time students may register for any number
following the semester in which a student has completed his
of credit hours less than the full-time credit hour load.
or her academic degree requirements; the Spring for Fall
Summer registration is not required for students to remain
completion, the Field for Spring completion, and Fall for
in good standing. Students who continue to work on degree
Summer completion. Students not meeting this checkout
programs and utilize CSM facilities during the summer, how-
deadline are required to register for an additional semester
ever, must register. Students registered during the summer
before the Graduate School will process their checkout re-
are assessed regular tuition and fees.
quest. Refer to page 31 for additional information or
http://inside.mines.edu/admiss/grad/graduation_rqmts.htm.
Research Registration
In addition to completing prescribed course work and
Full-time Status - Required
defending a thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs
Course Load
must complete a research or engineering design experience
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring semesters,
under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor. Master
students must register for at least 9 credit hours. However,
students must complete a minimum of 6 hours of research
international students need only register for 6 credit hours
credit, and doctoral students must complete a minimum of 24
per semester during their first year, if they are required to
hours of research credit at CSM. While completing this
take special language instruction or are accepted in Provi-
experience, students register for research credit under course
sional Status. In the event a thesis-based student has com-
numbers 704 (M.E.), 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as appro-
pleted his or her required course work and research credits
priate. Faculty assign grades indicating satisfactory or unsat-
and is eligible for reduced, full-time registration, the student
isfactory progress based on their evaluation of the student’s
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will be deemed full-time if he or she is registered for at least
Courses completed under the reciprocal agreement may be
4 credit hours of research credit.
applied to a student's degree program. These are, however,
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester, stu-
applied as transfer credit into the degree program. In doing
dents must register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
so, they are subject to all the limitations, approvals and re-
quirements of any regularly transferred course.
Late Registration Fee
Students must complete their registration by the date
In-State Tuition Classification Status
specified in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to
General Information
complete their registration during this time will be assessed
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of tui-
a $100 late registration fee and will not receive any tuition
tion for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal resi-
fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
dence, is in Colorado. Each CSM student is classified as
either an “in-state resident” or a “non-resident” at the time
Leave of Absence
of matriculation. These classifications, which are governed
Leaves of absence are granted only when unanticipated
by Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by
circumstances make it temporarily impossible for students to
each student on his or her application for admission to CSM.
continue to work toward a degree. Leave of absence requests
A student who willfully furnishes incorrect information to
for the current semester must be received by the Dean of
CSM to evade payment of non-resident tuition shall be sub-
Graduate Studies prior to the last day of classes. Leave of
ject to serious disciplinary action.
absence requests for prior semesters will not be considered.
It is in the interest of each graduate student who is a U.S.
Any request for a leave of absence must have the prior
citizen and who is supported on an assistantship or fellow-
approval of the student’s faculty advisor, the department
ship to become a legal resident of Colorado at the earliest
head or division or program director and the Dean of Gradu-
opportunity. Typically, tuition at the non-resident rate will
ate Studies. The request for a leave of absence must be in
be paid by CSM for these students during their first year of
writing and must include (1) the reasons why the student
study only. After the first year of study, these students may
must interrupt his or her studies and (2) a plan (including a
be responsible for paying the difference between resident and
timeline and deadlines) for resuming and completing the
non-resident tuition.
work toward the degree in a timely fashion.
Requirements for Establishing In-State Residency
Students on leaves of absence remain in good standing
The specific requirements for establishing residency for
even though they are not registered for any course or re-
tuition classification purposes are prescribed by state law
search credits.
(Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because
Thesis-based students will not have access to CSM resources
Colorado residency status is governed solely by Colorado
while on a leave of absence. This includes, but is not limited
law, the fact that a student might not qualify for in-state
to, office space, computational facilities, library and faculty.
status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
Students who fail to register and who are not on approved
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the burden
leaves of absence have their degree programs terminated.
of proof on the student to provide clear and convincing evi-
Students who wish to return to graduate school after an
dence of eligibility.
unauthorized leave of absence must apply for readmission
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in
and pay a $200 readmission fee.
Colorado for the year immediately preceding the beginning
The financial impact of requesting a leave of absence for
of the semester in which in-state status is sought. “Domicile”
the current semester is covered in the section on “Payments
is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of
and Refunds” on page 37.
habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for in-state
status if at least one parent (or his or her court-appointed
Reciprocal Registration
guardian) has been domiciled in Colorado for at least one
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State Sup-
year. If neither of the student’s parents are domiciliaries of
ported Institutions in Northern Colorado, CSM graduate
Colorado, the student must be a qualified person to begin the
students who are paying full-time tuition may take courses at
one-year domiciliary period. A “qualified person” is someone
Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado,
who is at least twenty-two years old, married, or emanci-
and University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver, Colorado
pated. A student may prove emancipation if: (1) the student’s
Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no charge by
parents have entirely surrendered the right to the student’s
completing the request form and meeting the required con-
custody and earnings; (2) the student’s parents are no longer
ditions on registration and tuition, course load, and course
under any duty to financially support the student; and (3) the
and space availability. Request forms are available from the
student’s parents have made no provision for the continuing
Registrar’s office.
support of the student.
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To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified per-
Dropping and Adding Courses
son must be living in Colorado with the present intention to
Students may drop or add courses through web registra-
reside permanently in Colorado. Although none of the follow-
tion without paying a fee during the first 11 school days of a
ing indicia are determinative, voter registration, driver’s
regular semester, the first four school days of a six-week
license, vehicle registration, state income tax filings, real
field course, or the first six school days of an eight-week
property interests, and permanent employment (or acceptance
summer term.
of future employment) in Colorado will be considered in de-
termining whether a student has the requisite intention to per-
After the 11th day of classes through the 10th week, con-
manently reside in Colorado. Once a student’s legal residence
tinuing students may drop any course for any reason with a
has been permanently established in Colorado, he or she may
grade of “W”. Graduate students in their first semester at
continue to be classified as a resident student so long as such
CSM have through the 14th week of that semester to drop a
residence is maintained, even though circumstances may re-
course. A student must process a dorp-add form and pay a
quire extended temporary absences from Colorado.
$4.00 fee for any change in class schedule after the first 11
days of class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or
For more information about the requirements for establish-
withdrawal from school. Forms are available in the Regis-
ing in-state residency, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
trar’s Office.
Petitioning for In-State Tuition Classification
After the 10th (or 14th) week, no drops are permitted
A continuing, non-resident student who believes that he
except in case of withdrawal from school or for extenuating
or she has become eligible for in-state resident tuition due to
circumstances. To request consideration of extenuating cir-
events that have occurred subsequent to his or her initial en-
cumstances, a student must submit a written request to the
rollment may file a Petition for In-State Tuition Classifica-
Graduate Dean, which includes the following:
tion with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is due in the
1. A list of the courses from which they wish to with-
Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the semester for
draw. This must include all courses for which they are
which the student is requesting in-state resident status. Upon
registered.
receipt of the petition, the Registrar will initially decide
whether the student should be granted in-state residency sta-
2. Documentation of the problem which is the basis for
tus. The Registrar’s decision may be appealed by petition to
the request.
the Tuition Classification Review Committee. For more in-
3. If the problem involves a medical condition, the docu-
formation about this process, please contact the Registrar’s
mentation must be signed by a licensed medical doctor
Office.
or a representative of the CSM Counseling Office.
In-State Tuition Classification for WICHE Program
4. Signatures indicating approval by the student’s advisor
Participants
and department head or division director.
WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher
A student who is allowed to withdraw from courses under
Education, promotes the sharing of higher education re-
this policy will receive a grade of “W” for each course and
sources among the participating western states. Under this
will be placed on automatic leave of absence. In order to
program, residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Mon-
resume their graduate program, they must submit a written
tana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South
application that includes documentation that the problems
Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming who are enrolled
which caused the withdrawal have been corrected. The stu-
in qualifying graduate programs may be eligible for in-state
dent will be reinstated to active status upon approval of their
tuition classification. Current qualifying programs include:
application by their advisor and their department head or di-
Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)
vision director.
Chemistry (M.S.)
The financial impact of a withdrawal is covered in the sec-
Engineering Systems (M.S. and Ph.D.)
tion on “Payments and Refunds.”
Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Geological Engineering (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
Hydrology (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more informa-
tion about WICHE.
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Auditing Courses
Off-Campus Study
As part of the maximum of 15 semester hours of graduate
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
work, students may enroll for no credit (NC) in a course with
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
the permission of the instructor. Tuition charges are the same
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
for no credit as for credit enrollment.
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
Students must enroll for no credit before the last day of
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
available in the Registrar’s Office. NC designation is awarded
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
only if all conditions stipulated by course instructors are met.
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
Mines requires that all U.S. students who are being sup-
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
ported by the institution register full time, and federal finan-
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
cial aid regulations prohibit us from counting NC registration
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
in determining financial aid eligibility. In addition, the INS
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
requires that international students register full time, and re-
cent anti-terrorism proposals discourage us from counting
NC registration toward that requirement. Furthermore, there
are no consistent standards for expectations of students who
register for NC in a course. Therefore, in order to treat all
CSM students consistently, NC registration will not count
toward the minimum number of hours for which students are
required to register. This includes the minimum continuous
registration requirement of part-time students and the 3-, or
9-hour requirement for students who must register full time.
The reduced registration policy is based on the principle
that the minimum degree requirement (36 or 72 hours) would
include only the credits applied toward that degree. Defi-
ciency and extra courses are above and beyond that mini-
mum. NC courses fall into the latter category and may not be
applied toward the degree. Therefore, NC registration will
not count toward the number of hours required to be eligible
for reduced thesis registration.
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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2009–2010
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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, with department consent, a stu-
dards and potential consequences (the legal sanctions) for
dent can change to the requirements in a later catalog pub-
using alcohol or drugs illegally.
lished while the student is enrolled in the graduate school.
Changes to administrative policies and procedures become
Firearms, Explosives, and Other Weapons
effective for all students as soon as the campus community is
Covered in this policy are the general ban on campus of
notified of the changes.
firearms, explosives, and other weapons, exceptions to the
ban, and the firearm storage procedures.
The Graduate Bulletin is available to students in both print
and electronic forms. Print bulletins are updated annually.
Distribution of Literature
Electronic versions of the Graduate Bulletin may be updated
Given in this policy are the restrictions on distributing
more frequently to reflect changes approved by the campus
(including the selling of) literature, newspapers, and maga-
community. As such, students are encouraged to refer to the
zines on school property; the limit on distributing advertising
most recently available electronic version of the Graduate
or commercial material (for example, handbills); the require-
Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website. The
ments for soliciting and vending on school property; and the
electronic version of the Graduate Bulletin is considered the
right to picket or demonstrate on campus.
official version of this document. In case of disagreement be-
Student Honor Code
tween the electronic and print versions, the electronic version
The Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines
takes precedence.
(ASCSM) passed the new CSM Student Honor Code in a
Curriculum Changes
vote held in March 2003.
The CSM Board of Trustees reserves the right to change
Preamble
any course of study or any part of the curriculum to respond
The students of Colorado School of Mines have adopted
to educational and scientific developments. No statement in
the following Student Honor Code in order to establish a
this Bulletin or in the registration of any student shall be con-
high standard of student behavior at CSM. The Honor Code
sidered as a contract between Colorado School of Mines and
may only be amended through a student referendum sup-
the student.
ported by a majority vote of the Mines student body.
General Policies of Student Conduct
Code
In addition to the student conduct policies described in
Mines students believe it is our responsibility to promote
detail in this section of the Graduate Bulletin, the Colorado
and maintain high ethical standards in order to ensure our
School of Mines has a number of policies which govern stu-
safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learning envi-
dent behavior on campus. Following is a list of those impor-
ronment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume responsi-
tant policies with a brief definition or description of each.
bility for our behavior in the area of academic integrity. As a
Copies of the complete text describing each policy are avail-
Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the highest stan-
able from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
dards of academic excellence and personal integrity regard-
Campus Security
ing my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and research
endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and above all,
This policy is intended to improve security and reduce
with honor and integrity in all aspects of my academic en-
crime on campus. It includes the publishing of campus crime
deavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work of others
statistics and procedures for reporting crimes.
as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized assistance
Alcohol Use
in the performance of academic coursework. I will conduct
This policy conforms to state and local laws on alcohol
myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library, comput-
use, distribution, and consumption. The text restates the legal
ing center, and all other school facilities and resources. By
drinking age, designates campus locations for consuming
practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the princi-
alcoholic beverages, explains procedures for planning stu-
ples of integrity and academic excellence at Mines. I will not
dent events at which alcohol is served, and gives the penal-
participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination or mis-
ties for violating the policy.
treatment of another individual.
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Academic Integrity
5. Cheating – giving, using, or attempting to give or use,
Policy on Violation of Academic Integrity
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; or 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 activi-
materials are those generally regarded as being appropri-
ties, sanctions ranging from a disciplinary change of grade,
ate in an academic setting, unless specific exceptions
to loss of institutional privileges or, in extreme cases, to aca-
have been articulated by the instructor.
demic suspension or dismissal may be imposed by the Insti-
6. Impeding – negatively impacting the ability of other stu-
tution.
dents to successfully complete course or degree require-
Some of the more common forms of misconduct are listed
ments. Examples include removing materials from the
below as a guide. This list is not intended to be exhaustive,
library that are placed on reserve for general use; failing
but rather illustrative of the practices the CSM community
to provide team members necessary materials or assis-
has deemed inappropriate.
tance; or knowingly disseminating false information
about the nature of a test or examination.
1. Dishonest Conduct – general conduct unbecoming of a
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
Procedures for Addressing Academic Misconduct
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
If a member of the CSM community has reasonable
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
grounds to suspect that a student or students have engaged in
or verifying as true things that are known to the student
academically dishonest conduct, he or she has an obligation
not to be true or verifiable.
to act on this suspicion in an appropriate fashion. Faculty
who suspect student(s) should inform the student(s) of the al-
2. Plagiarism – presenting the work of another as one’s
legations, and attempt to resolve the issue directly. Students
own. This is usually accomplished through omission of
who suspect other students of academically dishonest con-
acknowledgment. Examples include submitting as one’s
duct should inform the course instructor, research advisor or
own work the work of another student, a ghost writer, or
division/department head, whomever is most appropriate for
a commercial writing service; quoting, either directly or
the particular case, and let them follow-up on the allegation.
paraphrased, a source without appropriate acknowledg-
In cases where allegations are associated with the research
ment; or using figures, charts, graphs or facts without ap-
activities vital to a student's thesis or dissertation, the stu-
propriate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional
dent's thesis committee must be made aware of the allega-
misuse or appropriation of another’s work is still consid-
tions, and the thesis committee is charged with attempting to
ered plagiarism.
resolve the issue.
3. Falsification/Fabrication – inventing or altering informa-
Faculty members and thesis committees have the responsi-
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
bility to address and resolve misconduct matters in a manner
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that par-
that is commensurate with the infraction and consistent with
ticular results were achieved from procedures when such
the values of the Institution, and have the responsibility to
procedures were not actually undertaken or when such re-
follow due process in cases where students appeal an accusa-
sults were not actually supported by the pertinent data;
tion of misconduct. This includes imposition of appropriate
false citation of source materials; reporting false informa-
academic sanctions for students involved in academically
tion about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences;
dishonest behavior. While faculty members will make rea-
submitting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed
sonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of the parties
deadlines; or altering previously submitted examinations.
involved, if academic sanctions are to be imposed, a written
4. Tampering – interfering with, altering or attempting to
summary of the suspected infraction and the sanction to be
alter university records, grades, assignments, or other
imposed must be provided the accused student, the student's
documents without authorization. Examples include using
Department Head/Division Director and the Graduate Dean
a computer or a forged document to change a recorded
within 10 business days of disclosure of the accusation.
grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any academic
Students who disagree with the accusation or penalty im-
record; gaining unauthorized access to a university record
posed may, or in cases where faculty believe that a non-aca-
by any means.
demic response (e.g., suspension, dismissal, or revocation of
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specific campus privileges) is appropriate, must appeal to the
uate Studies in a timely manner by the department head or
Graduate Dean. Appeals to the Graduate Dean must be in
division/program director.
writing and must be delivered within 20 business days of the
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal
initial disclosure of the accusation.
Procedures
The Graduate Dean will review the accusation and deter-
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of
mine the appropriate appeal process. In most instances, ap-
an initial indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the
peals of accusations that are related to research misconduct
Dean of Graduate Studies shall notify the student of his or
associated with a student's thesis or dissertation will be
her probationary status in a timely manner.
processed according to the Institution's Research Integrity
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal by one of
Policy. The Research Integrity Policy is availability as sec-
the mechanisms defined above, the Dean shall notify the
tion 10.11 of the Faculty Handbook. Appeals of accusations
student and invite him or her to submit a written remedial
related to misconduct in most other areas of a student's aca-
plan, including performance milestones and deadlines, to
demic program will be processed through the Student Judi-
correct the deficiencies that caused or contributed to the stu-
cial Panel. A description of this process is available in the
dent’s unsatisfactory academic progress. The remedial plan,
Colorado School of Mines Student Handbook.
which must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor and
(http://studentactivities.mines.edu/rules.shtml)
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 to the student of the potential
If a conflict or inconsistency is found to exist between
discretionary dismissal. If the Dean concludes that the reme-
these policies and any other provision of the CSM Graduate
dial plan is likely to lead to successful completion of all de-
Bulletin, the provisions of these policies shall govern the
gree requirements within an acceptable time frame, the Dean
resolution of such conflict or inconsistency.
may halt the discretionary dismissal process and allow the
student to continue working toward his or her degree. If the
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Dean concludes that the remedial plan is inadequate, or that
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in
it is unlikely to lead to successful completion of all degree
Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
requirements within an acceptable time frame, the Dean shall
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a
notify the student of his or her discretionary dismissal and in-
graduate degree shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the
form the student of his or her right to appeal the dismissal as
following conditions occur:
outlined below.
u Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Resulting
3.0 or greater (see Grading System section);
in Mandatory Dismissal
u Receipt of an “In-Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade for
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the
research; or
following measures shall result in immediate, mandatory
dismissal of a graduate student: (1) failure to successfully
u Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” recommenda-
defend the thesis after two attempts; (2) failure to be admit-
tion from: (1) the head or director of the student’s home
ted to candidacy; or (3) failure by a student subject to discre-
department or division, (2) the student’s thesis commit-
tionary dismissal to achieve a performance milestone or meet
tee, or (3) a departmental committee charged with the
a deadline contained in his or her remedial plan. The Dean of
responsibility of monitoring the student’s progress.
Graduate Studies shall be notified promptly of any situation
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a graduate
that may subject a student to mandatory dismissal. In this
student shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate Studies in a
event, the Dean shall notify the student of his or her dis-
timely manner. Students making unsatisfactory progress by
missal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal the
any of the measures listed above shall be placed on academic
dismissal as outlined below.
probation upon the first occurrence of such indication. Upon
Students who have been notified of mandatory dismissal
the second occurrence of an unsatisfactory progress indica-
will be placed in non-degree status. They may request re-
tion, the Dean shall notify the student that he or she is subject
admission to either the same or a different degree program by
to discretionary dismissal according to the procedure out-
submitting a full application for admission to the Graduate
lined below.
Office. The application will be reviewed through the normal
In addition, students in thesis-based degree programs who
admission process.
are not admitted to candidacy within the time limits specified
If a student who has been reinstated or readmitted to his or
in this Bulletin may be subject to immediate mandatory dis-
her former degree program and is subsequently found to be
missal according to the procedure outlined below. Failure to
making unsatisfactory progress, the student will immediately
fulfill this requirement must be reported to the Dean of Grad-
be subject to mandatory dismissal.
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Appeal Procedures
1. Contact the Graduate Office to determine whether a stan-
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be ap-
dard form exists. If so, complete the form. If a standard
pealed by a graduate student pursuant to this procedure. To
form does not exist, prepare a memo with a statement of
trigger review hereunder, an appeal must: (1) be in writing;
the request and a discussion of the reasons why a waiver
(2) contain a succinct description of the matter being appealed;
or exception would be justified.
and (3) be filed with the Office of the Dean of Graduate
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s
Studies no later than 20 business days from the date upon
advisor and department head or division director, then
which the student received official notification from the
submit it to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
3. If the request involves academic policies or requirements,
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or
the Dean of Graduate Studies will request Graduate Coun-
mandatory dismissal, the Dean shall appoint a review com-
cil approval at the Council’s next regularly scheduled
mittee composed of three tenured faculty members who are
meeting.
not members of the student’s home or minor department or
4. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of
division. The review committee shall review the student’s
the decision. The student may file a written appeal with
appeal and issue a written recommendation thereon to the
the Provost within 10 business days of being notified of
Dean within 20 business days. During the course of perform-
the decision. The Provost will investigate as appropriate
ing this function, the committee may: (1) interview the stu-
to the issue under consideration and render a decision.
dent, the student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the student’s
The decision of the Provost is final.
thesis committee; (2) review all documentation related to the
appeal under consideration; (3) secure the assistance of out-
5. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will
side expertise, if needed; and (4) obtain any other relevant in-
notify the Graduate Council of the request, the decision
formation necessary to properly consider the appeal.
and the reasons for the decision. If the Graduate Council
endorses the decision, then any other student in the same
The authority to render a final decision regarding all grad-
situation having the same justification can expect the
uate student appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the Dean
same decision.
of Graduate Studies.
Exceptions and Appeals
Public Access to the Graduate Thesis
The award of a thesis-based graduate degree is conditioned
Academic Policies and Requirements
on the student’s deposit of his or her completed thesis in the
Academic policies and requirements are included in the
CSM library to ensure its availability to the public. Although
Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees as
the student retains the copyright in the thesis, by depositing
delegated to the Faculty Senate. These include matters such
the thesis with the library, the student assigns a perpetual,
as degree requirements, grading systems, thesis and disserta-
non-exclusive, royalty-free license to CSM to permit CSM to
tion standards, admission standards and new and modified
copy the thesis and allow the public reasonable access to it.
degree programs, certificates, minors and courses. No CSM
administrator, faculty or staff member may change, waive or
Under special circumstances, CSM may agree to include
grant exceptions to such academic policies and requirements
proprietary research in a graduate student’s thesis. The nature
without approval of the Graduate Council, the Senate and/or
and extent of the proprietary research reported in the thesis
the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
must be agreed upon in writing by the principal investigator,
student and Dean of Graduate Studies. In some cases, the
Administrative Policies and Procedures
proprietary nature of the underlying research may require
Administrative Policies and Procedures are included in
the school to delay public access to the completed thesis for
this Bulletin on the authority of the CSM Board of Trustees
a limited period of time. In no case will public access to the
as delegated to the appropriate administrative office. These
thesis be denied for more than12 months from the date the
include (but are not limited to) matters such as student record
Statement of Work Completion form is submitted to the
keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and deadlines, regis-
Graduate School.
tration requirements and procedures, assessment of tuition
and fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean of Gradu-
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies
ate Studies may waive or grant exceptions to such adminis-
If the department or division decides that new students do
trative policies and procedures as warranted by the
not have the necessary background to complete an advanced
circumstances of individual cases.
degree, they will be required to enroll in courses for which
Any graduate student may request a waiver or exception
they will receive no credit toward their graduate degree, or
by the following process:
complete supervised readings, or both. Students are notified
of their apparent deficiency areas in their acceptance letter
from the Graduate School or in their first interview with their
department advisor.
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Graduate students must attain a B average in deficiency
Grade Appeal Process
courses, and any student receiving a grade of D in a defi-
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
ciency course will be required to repeat the course. Grades
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
for these deficiency courses are recorded on the student’s
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
transcript, become part of the student’s permanent record,
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is con-
and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students whose under-
sistent with these objectives, and then assigning grades. It is
graduate records are deficient should remove all deficiencies
the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate studies.
and then maintain the standards of academic performance
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
established for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Courses
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded,
Students may apply toward graduate degree requirements
the student may appeal the grade to the Faculty Affairs Com-
a maximum of nine semester hours of department-approved
mittee of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Affairs Committee
400-level course work not taken to remove deficiencies upon
is the faculty body authorized to review and modify course
the recommendation of the graduate committee and the ap-
grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision made by
proval of the Graduate Dean.
the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden
Students may apply toward graduate degree requirements
of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by the Fac-
300-level courses only in those programs which have been
ulty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate that
recommended by the department and have been approved by
the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one or
the Graduate Council before the student enrolls in the course.
more of the following conditions applied:
In that case a maximum of nine total hours of 300- and 400-
level courses will be accepted for graduate credit.
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
course performance; unless the grade was a result of
Independent Study (X99)
penalty for academic dishonesty or the grade was WI
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
(withdrawn involuntarily).
study a student is expected to invest approximately the same
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
effort that would be required for an equivalently credited tra-
unreasonably different from those applied to other stu-
ditional course. To register for independent study or for a
dents in the same section of that course.
"special topics" course, a student should get from the Regis-
trar's Office the form provided for that purpose, have it com-
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
pleted by the instructor involved and appropriate
substantially and unreasonably from those previously ar-
department/division head, and return it to the Registrar's Of-
ticulated by the instructor.
fice.
To appeal a grade, the student must proceed as follows:
Course and Research Grades
1. The student must prepare a written appeal of the grade re-
All candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a cumu-
ceived in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
lative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
after acceptance into a degree program. This includes both
supporting the student’s case.
graduate and undergraduate courses. Any grade lower than
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student must de-
“C-” is not acceptable for credit toward graduate degree re-
liver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to re-
quirements or graduate deficiencies.
solve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
For research credits, students receive either an “In
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than
Progress-Satisfactory” or an “In Progress-Unsatisfactory”
10 business days after the start of the regular (fall or
grade based on their faculty advisor’s evaluation of their
spring) semester immediately following the semester in
work. Research grades do not enter into the calculation of the
which the contested grade was received. In the event that
student’s grade point average.
the course instructor is unavailable, the course coordina-
tor (first) or the Department Head/Division Director (sec-
Students who fail to maintain a grade point average of at
ond) will represent the instructor.
least 3.0, or who receive an In Progress-Unsatisfactory re-
search grade are placed on academic probation by the Gradu-
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
ate Dean and may be subject to discretionary dismissal as
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
defined by the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance section
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three
of this Bulletin (see page 28).
copies of a summary of the instructor/student meetings
held in connection with the previous step to the President
of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business
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days after the start of the regular semester immediately
Graduation
following the semester in which the contested grade was
All students expecting to graduate must submit a
received. The President of the Faculty Senate will for-
graduation application to the Office of Graduate
ward the student's appeal and supporting documents to
Studies.
the Faculty Affairs Committee, the course instructor's De-
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in
partment Head/Division Director, and the instructor.
advance of the date of Commencement to allow time for
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
engraving diplomas and for printing graduation invitations
the appeal from the instructor and begin an investigation
and programs. Students who submit applications after the
of the student's allegations and basis for appealing the
stated deadline cannot be guaranteed a diploma dated for that
grade. During the course of performing its investigation,
graduation, and cannot be assured inclusion in the graduation
the Committee may: 1) interview the student, the student's
program or ceremony.
advisor, the course instructor and other witnesses deemed
All graduating students must officially check out of their
relevant to the investigation; 2) review all documentation
degree program, including paying the mandatory graduation
related to the appeal under consideration; 3) secure the as-
fee. Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate
sistance of outside expertise, if needed; and 4) obtain any
Office and must be completed and returned by the estab-
other information deemed necessary to consider and re-
lished deadline. Students must register for the next term
solve the appeal.
unless the graduation checkout process is completed by the
Upon request, the Faculty Affairs Committee may share
last day of registration for the following semester.
summaries of testimony and other information examined
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s
by the Committee with both the student and the instructor.
successful completion of all program requirements with at
Certain information, however, may be redacted from ma-
least a 3.000 GPA before the date of graduation. Students
terials forwarded to the student and instructor to maintain
who fail to graduate at the time originally anticipated must
other students' rights subject to protection under the Fam-
reapply for the next graduation before the appropriate dead-
ily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), or other
line date stated in the Graduate Handbook.
state and federal law.
Students who have completed all of their degree require-
Based on its investigation, the Faculty Affairs Committee
ments before the specific graduation date, but who have not
will determine whether the grade should be revised. The
applied for graduation can, if necessary, request a letter from
decision rendered will be either: 1) the original grading
the Graduate Office certifying the completion of their pro-
decision is upheld, or 2) sufficient evidence exists to indi-
grams. The student should apply for the next graduation, and
cate a grade has been assigned unfairly. In this latter case,
the diploma will show the date of that graduation.
the Faculty Affairs Committee will assign the student a
new grade for the course. The Committee's written deci-
Graduation exercises are held in December and May.
sion and supporting documentation will be delivered to
Students eligible to graduate at these times are expected to
the President of the Faculty Senate, the office of the
attend their respective graduation exercises. Students in
EVPAA, the student, the instructor, and the instructor's
thesis-based degree programs may not, under any circum-
Department Head/Division Director no later than 25 busi-
stances, attend graduation exercises before completing all
ness days following the Senate's receipt of the grade ap-
degree requirements.
peal. The Faculty Affairs Committee's decision shall
Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not
constitute the final decision of the grade appeal. There is
be released by the School for any student or graduate who
no further internal appeal available to the parties.
has an unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
Withdrawing from School
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the instruc-
To officially withdraw from CSM, a graduate student
tor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee
must communicate directly with the Graduate Dean or
process a withdrawal form through the Graduate Office.
When the form is completed, the student will receive grades
of W in courses in progress. If the student does not officially
withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s. Leaving
school without having paid tuition and fees will result in the
encumbrance of the transcript.
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Nondegree Students
S Satisfactory
C- or better, used only as a
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue a
mid-term grade
degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly
U
Unsatisfactory below C-,
offered on campus. Nondegree students register for courses
used only as a mid-term grade
through the Registrar’s office after degree students have reg-
INC
Incomplete
istered. Such students may take any course for which they
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
the permission of the instructor. Transcripts or evidence of
the prerequisites are required. Nondegree students pay all
Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate-level courses
applicable tuition, but do not pay student fees except for the
(400-level and below) are graded using the undergraduate
technology fee.
grading system. See the CSM Undergraduate Bulletin for a
description of this system.
Veterans’ Benefits
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
a list of additional registration symbols that may appear on a
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
CSM transcript.
30, 31, 32, 35, and 1606. Graduate students must register for
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
and maintain nine hours of graduate work in any semester to
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
be certified as a full-time student for full-time benefits. Any
T
Transfer Credit
hours taken under the full-time category will decrease the
NC
Not for Credit
benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
Z
Grade not yet Submitted
Students receiving benefits must report all changes in
Incomplete Grade
hours, addresses, marital status, or dependents to the Veter-
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because of
ans’ Counseling Office located in the Registrar’s Office as
illness or other reasonable excuse, the student receives a
soon as possible to avoid overpayment or underpayment.
grade of Incomplete, a temporary grade which indicates a de-
Veterans must see the Veterans’ Counselor each semester to
ficiency in the quantity of work done. A graduate student
be certified for any benefits for which they may be eligible.
must remove all Incomplete grades within the first four
In order for veterans to continue to receive benefits, they
weeks of the first semester of attendance following that in
must make satisfactory progress as defined by CSM.
which the grade was received. If not removed within the four
Graduate Grading System
weeks, the Incomplete will become an F.
Grades
Satisfactory Progress Grades
When a student registers in a graduate (500 and 600 level )
A graduate student may receive a grade of Satisfactory
course, one of the following grades will appear on the aca-
Progress, PRG, in either one of two possible situations: 1) as
demic record. Grades are based on the level of performance
a grade for a course extending more than one semester and 2)
and represent the extent of the student's demonstrated mas-
as a grade indicating completion of research credit hours.
tery of the material listed in the course outline and achieve-
ment of the stated course objectives. These are CSM's grade
For students completing independent study, or seminar
symbols and their qualitative interpretations:
courses that extend for more than one semester, the progress
grade has no point value and is used only for multi-semester
A
Excellent
courses, or for special sections of one-semester courses that
A-
are spread over two terms. In such cases, the student receives
B+
a grade of PRG, which indicates that the work is not com-
B
Acceptable for Graduate credit
pleted. This grade is replaced by a letter grade when the
B-
course work is completed.
C+
The student must register again in the same course in the
C
May be acceptable for Graduate
next semester of attendance. If a progress grade is received
credit
for a course taken in the second semester of the school year,
C-
the student may, with the permission of the department head,
D+
re-register in that course in the summer session, in which
D
Not acceptable for graduate
case the letter grade must be given at the end of the summer
credit
session.
D-
F
Failed
When applied to research credits, the Satisfactory Progress
grade, PRG, also has no point value toward a student's GPA,
but indicates satisfactory progress toward completion of the
research component of a student's thesis-based degree pro-
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gram. In this situation, a grade of PRU, Unsatisfactory
Semester Hours
Progress, may be given, and if given, indicates that a student
The number of times a class meets during a week (for
has not made satisfactory progress toward the research com-
lecture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of
ponent of a thesis-based degree program. In this case, receipt
semester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
of a grade of PRU may trigger academic disciplinary pro-
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
ceedings as described in the Unsatisfactory Academic Perfor-
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
mance portion of this Bulletin (see page 28).
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
Unless faculty submit change of grade forms to the Regis-
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
trar, grades of PRU delivered for unsatisfactory research per-
at least two hours of preparation.
formance, are not changed to PRG upon the successful
Grade-Point Averages
completion of a student's degree program.
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
NC Grade
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
For special reasons and with the instructor's permission, a
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
student may register in a course for no credit (NC). To have
All graduate degree programs require students have a min-
the grade NC appear on the transcript, the student must enroll
imum overall grade point average of 3.000 in order to be eli-
at registration time as a NC student in the course and comply
gible to receive the degree. All courses (including deficiency
with all conditions stipulated by the course instructor. If a
courses) taken at the Colorado School of Mines after first en-
student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
rolling in a graduate degree program are included in the cal-
record of this registration in the course will be made.
culation of the overall grade point average for that program.
Quality Hours and Quality Points
Grades for courses applied to a degree program as transfer
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
credit are not included in any grade point average calcula-
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
tion. Specifics in calculating the overall, and other grade
grades at a satisfactory level. Numerical values assigned to
point averages are defined below.
each letter grade are given in the table below.
Overall Grade-Point Average
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at
courses taken at Colorado School of Mines with the excep-
Numerical
tion of courses which fall under the repeat policy imple-
Grade
Value
mented during the 2007-2008 academic year.
A
4.000
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term or after is
A-
3.700
a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the
B+
3.300
course is not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours
B
3.000
earned for the most recent occurrence of the course will
B-
2.700
count toward the student's grade-point average and the stu-
dent's degree requirements. The most recent course occur-
C+
2.300
rence must be an exact match to the previous course
C
2.000
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade will
C-
1.700
be applied to the overall grade-point average even if the pre-
D+
1.300
vious grade is higher.
D
1.000
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado
School of Mines are not counted in any grade-point average,
D-
0.700
and cannot be used under this repeat policy. Only courses
F
0.000
originally completed and subsequently repeated at Colorado
School of Mines during Fall 2007 or after with the same sub-
The number of quality points earned in any course is the
ject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
number of semester hours assigned to that course multiplied
For courses that may be repeated for credit such as special
by the numerical value of the grade received. The quality
topics courses, credit is awarded and grades are counted in
hours earned are the number of semester hours in which
the grade-point average up to the maximum hours allowed
grades are awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the
for the course.
number of cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumu-
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School
lative quality points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG,
of Mines will appear on the official transcript along with the
PRU, or NC are not counted in quality hours.
associated grade.
Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Bulletin
2009–2010
33

Electronic Communications (Email) Policy
e-mail address. However, if a student chooses to forward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
communications to a personal e-mail address, she or he must
Communication to students at the Colorado School of
be aware that Mines personnel may not be able to assist in re-
Mines (Mines) is an important element of the official busi-
solving technical difficulties with personal e-mail accounts.
ness of the university. It is vital that Mines have an efficient
Furthermore, forwarding communications to a personal e-
and workable means of getting important and timely infor-
mail address does not absolve a student from the responsibil-
mation to students. Examples of communications that re-
ities associated with communication sent to his or her official
quire timely distribution include information from Fiscal
Mines e-mail address. Please note: If a student changes his
Services, the Registrar's Office, or other offices on campus
or her official Mines e-mail address to a personal address, it
that need to deliver official and time-sensitive information to
will be changed back to the Mines assigned e-mail address.
students. (Please note that emergency communications may
Students have the option to forward their Mines e-mail to a
occur in various forms based on the specific circumstances).
personal address to avoid this problem. Should a student
choose the forwarding option, he or she must ensure that
Electronic communication through e-mail and Trailhead
SPAM filters will not block e-mail coming from the
Portal announcements provides a rapid, efficient, and effec-
mines.edu address.
tive form of communication. Reliance on electronic commu-
nication has become the accepted norm within the Mines
4.
Nothing in these procedures should be construed as
community. Additionally, utilizing electronic communica-
prohibiting university -related communications being sent via
tions is consistent with encouraging a more environmentally-
traditional means. Use of paper-based communication may
conscious means of doing business and encouraging
be necessary under certain circumstances or may be more ap-
continued stewardship of scarce resources. Because of the
propriate to certain circumstances. Examples of such com-
wide-spread use and acceptance of electronic communica-
munications could include, but not be limited to disciplinary
tion, Mines is adopting the following policy regarding elec-
notices, fiscal services communications, graduation informa-
tronic communications with students.
tion and so forth.
POLICY
RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
It is the policy of the Colorado School of Mines that offi-
Questions about this policy may be directed as follows:
cial university-related communications with students will be
Registrar's Office
sent via Mines' internal e-mail system or via campus or tar-
Phone: 303-273-3200 or
geted Trailhead announcements. All students will be as-
E-mail: registrar@mines.edu
signed a Mines e-mail address and are expected to
Academic Computing and Networking
periodically check their Mines assigned e-mail as well as
Phone: 303-273-3431 or
their Trailhead portal page. It is also expected that e-mail
Complete a request form at the
sent to students will be read in a timely manner. Communi-
Mines Help Center (http://helpdesk.mines.edu/)
cations sent via e-mail to students will be considered to have
been received and read by the intended recipients.
Access to Student Records
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by
PROCEDURES
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as
1.
All students will be given an EKey, which is an ac-
amended. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of
tivation code that offers access to electronic resources at
education records, to establish the right of students to inspect
Mines. With their EKey, students must activate their as-
and review their education records, and to provide guidelines
signed Mines e-mail address.
for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through
2.
Once their e-mail address is activated, students are
informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to
expected to check their Mines e-mail inbox on a frequent and
file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Pri-
consistent basis and have the responsibility to recognize that
vacy Act Office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the
certain communications from the university may be time-
institution to comply with the Act. Copies of local policy can
critical. As such, students also are responsible for respond-
be found in the Registrar’s Office. Contact information for
ing in a timely manner to official communications from the
FERPA complaints is
university when a response is requested.
Family Policy Compliance Office
3.
The policy does not prevent students from using a
U.S. Department of Education
personal e-mail address for university-related communica-
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
tions and purposes. If a student chooses to use a personal e-
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
mail address as his or her address of choice for receiving
university-related communications, he or she must forward e-
mail from the Mines assigned e-mail address to the personal
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2009-2010

Directory Information. The School maintains lists of in-
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
formation which may be considered directory information as
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
defined by the regulations. This information includes name,
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
current and permanent addresses and phone numbers, date of
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, part or full-
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
time status, degrees awarded, last school attended, participa-
not be destroyed.
tion in officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
not be printed or released must so inform the Registrar before
outside the School except as follows:
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which
the student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
1. In the case of open record information as specified in
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
the section under Directory Information.
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
Examples would include request for transcript to be
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
sent to graduate school or prospective employer.
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for
various offices listed below:
the purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
1. General Records: Registrar and Graduate Dean
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
subpoena after the student has been notified of the in-
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
tended compliance.
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
which is not identifiable with a particular student.
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Graduate Dean
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
or later enacted. Each individual record (general, tran-
script, advisor, and medical) will include a log of those
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List:
persons not employed by Colorado School of Mines
Registrar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
who have requested or obtained access to the student
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists:
record and the legitimate interest that the person has in
Graduate Dean
making the request.
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
The School discloses education records without a student's
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclo-
Student Access to Records. The graduate student wishing
sure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
access to his or her educational records will make a written
A school official is a person employed by the School in an
request to the Graduate Dean. This request will include the
administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support
student’s name, date of request and type of record to be re-
staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and
viewed. It will be the responsibility of the Dean to arrange a
health staff); a person or company with whom the School has
mutually satisfactory time for review. This time will be as
contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using
soon as practical but is not to be later than 30 business days
School employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor,
from receipt of the request. The record will be reviewed in
or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of
the presence of the Dean or designated representative. If the
Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such
record involves a list including other students, steps will be
as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
taken to preclude the viewing of the other student name and
school official in performing his or her tasks.
information.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill
lenge any part of the record, the Dean will be so notified in
his or her professional responsibilities for the School.
writing. The Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the dis-
puted document, or (2) inform the student that it is his deci-
sion that the document represents a necessary part of the
record; and, if the student wishes to appeal, (3) convene a
meeting of the student and the document originator (if rea-
sonably available) in the presence of the Executive Vice
President for Academic Affairs as mediator, whose decision
will be final.
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Graduate Bulletin
2009–2010
35

Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees
The amount of tuition and fee assessment is based pri-
of the Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget
marily on each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a
process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and
student withdraws from a course or courses, assessments
Governor.
will be adjusted as follows:
Graduate Tuition
P If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2009-
add/drop period for the term of enrollment, as deter-
2010 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
mined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will be ad-
2009-2010 academic year located at
justed to the new course level without penalty.
http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/tuition_rates.pdf
P If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made
Fees
after the add/drop period, and the student does not of-
ficially withdraw from school, no adjustment in
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions
charges will be made.
for the 2009-2010 academic year will be available prior to
the start of the 2009-2010 academic year and can be found
P If the withdrawal from courses is made after the
at: http://www.is.mines.edu/budget/budget_current/fees.pdf
add/drop period, and the student withdraws from
school, tuition and fee assessments will be reduced ac-
Please note that graduate students who register for under-
cording to the following schedule:
graduate courses to satisfy deficiencies may be assessed the
same fee that an undergraduate student would pay.
P Within the 7 calendar days following the end of
the add/drop period, 60 percent reduction in
Payments and Refunds
charges.
Payment Information
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40
A student is expected to complete the registration process,
percent reduction in charges.
including the payment of tuition and fees, before attending
class. Students should mail their payments to: Cashier
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20
Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St. Golden, CO
percent reduction in charges.
80401-1869 or pay at the Cashier’s Office in The Ben Parker
P After that period, no reduction of charges will be
Student Center. Please write your student ID on payment.
made.
Late Payment Penalties
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semes-
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
ters. The time periods for the Summer sessions - Field and
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
Summer - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced num-
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
ber of days in these semesters.
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
checkout from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be
Financial Responsibility
made with the Housing Office. Student health insurance
Registration for classes at CSM implies an obligation by
charges are not refundable. The insurance remains in effect
the student to meet all related financial responsibilities in a
for the entire semester.
timely manner. Students who do not fulfill their financial
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid
obligations according to published deadlines are subject to
under the Title IV programs may have a different refund de-
the following: late payment penalties accrued on any out-
termined as required by federal law or regulations.
standing balance, and the withholding of transcripts. Past due
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection
Services in accordance with Colorado law. Collection costs
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time,
will be added to the student’s account, and delinquencies
energy, and money by serious students who expect a substan-
may be reported to national credit bureaus.
tial return not only in satisfaction but also in future earnings.
Applicants are expected to weigh carefully the investment
Encumbrances
they are willing to make against expected benefits before
A student will not be permitted to register for future
applying for admission.
classes, to graduate, or to get an official transcript of his
Students are also expected to make full use of any resources
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM.
available, including personal and loan funds, to cover expenses,
Refunds
and the School can offer some students financial aid through
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the
graduate research and teaching assistantships and through
following policy:
industry, state, and federal fellowships.
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Purpose of Financial Aid
Aid Application Forms
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
New students interested in applying for financial aid are
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting stu-
encouraged to apply early. Financial aid forms are included
dents with limited personal resources;
in Graduate School application packets and may be filled out
and returned with the other application papers.
2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do re-
search;
Graduate Fellowships
The departments and divisions award Colorado Fellow-
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can
ships based on the student’s academic performance.
provide academic leadership for continually improving grad-
uate programs.
Graduate Student Loans
Need-based federal student loans are available for gradu-
Employment Restrictions and Agreements
ate students who need additional funding beyond their own
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled
resources and any assistantships or fellowships they may re-
part time are not eligible for financial aid through the Gradu-
ceive. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
ate School.
(FAFSA) must be completed to apply for these loan funds.
Students who are awarded assistantships must sign an
Specific information and procedures for filing the FAFSA
appointment agreement, which gives the terms of appoint-
can be found on the Financial Aid Office web site at http://fi-
ment and specifies the amount and type of work required.
naid.mines.edu/Grad_TOC.html. The Financial Aid Office
Graduate assistants who hold regular appointments are ex-
telephone number is 303-273-3220, and the e-mail address is
pected to devote all of their efforts to their educational pro-
finaid@mines.edu.
gram and may not be otherwise employed without the written
permission of their supervisor and the Graduate Dean. Stu-
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal
dents with assistantships during the academic year must be
Student Loans
registered as full time. During the summer session they must
To maintain eligibility for federal student loans, students
be registered for a minimum of three credit hours, unless
are expected to achieve a minimum 3.000 cumulative grade
they qualify for the summer research registration exception.
average at the end of each semester. In addition, if students
Please see http://www.mines.edu/graduate_admissions for
enroll full time (9 credits or more) they must pass at least 9
details on summer registration exception eligibility.
credits. If enrolled for fewer than 9 credits, students must
pass all of the credits for which they are registered. If this is
not done, the student will be given a financial aid probation-
ary semester, after which the student must return to satisfac-
tory academic standing to maintain eligibility.
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Graduate Bulletin
2009–2010
37

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 minimum institutional 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-
ments. The form must have the written approval of the pro-
I. Professional Programs
gram offering the Graduate Certificate.
A. Graduate Certificate Program
Graduate Certificate Programs at CSM are designed to
B. Professional Master’s Program
have selective focus, short time to completion and consist
CSM awards specialized, career-oriented non-thesis Master
of course work only. For more information about specific
degrees with the title of “Professional Master (descriptive
professional programs, please refer to the “Graduate Degree
title).” These are custom-designed, interdisciplinary degrees,
Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this Bul-
each with a curriculum meeting the career advancement needs
letin.
of a particular group of professionals in a field that is part of
CSM’s role and mission. For more information about these
1. Academic Requirements
programs, please refer to the “Graduate Degree Programs and
Each Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 12 total
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin.
credit hours. No more than 3 credit hours at the 400 level
may be applied toward the minimum credit-hours require-
1. Academic Requirements
ment. All other credits must be at or above the 500 level.
Each Professional Master’s degree consists of a minimum
Students may not, on an individual basis, request credit hours
of 30 total credit hours. Students must complete at least 21
be transferred from other institutions as part of the Certificate
credit hours at CSM in the degree program. The remaining
requirements. Some Graduate Certificates, however, may
hours may be transfered into the program. Requests for
allow the application of specific, pre-approved transfer
transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according to a
credits, or credits from other institutions with whom CSM
process defined by the student’s home department or divi-
has formal agreements for this purpose toward fulfilling the
sion. Transfer credits must not have been used as credit to-
requirements of the Certificate. All courses applied to a
ward a Bachelor degree. The transfer limit includes CSM
Graduate Certificate are subject to approval by the program
distance learning courses. Up to six credit hours of Special
offering the certificate.
Topic or Independent Study may be in the form of project
credits done on the job as an employee or as a graduate in-
If a student has earned a Graduate Certificate and subse-
tern. If project credits are to be used, the project proposal and
quently applies, and is accepted into a Master's or PhD pro-
final report must be approved by a CSM faculty advisor, al-
gram at CSM, credits earned in the Certificate Program may,
though direct supervision may be provided by the employer.
with the approval of the advanced degree program, be ap-
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of
plied to the advanced degree subject to all the applicable re-
3.0 or better in CSM course work.
strictions on credit hours that may be applied toward
fulfilling the requirements of the advanced degree.
2. Admission to Candidacy
Full-time students must complete the following require-
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into a
Professional Master's degree program.
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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
u be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
than 16 credit hours of engineering courses as part of their
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
department head, division director or program director will
2. Minor Programs
provide the student with a written list of courses required
Students may choose to have a minor program or pro-
to remove these deficiencies. This list will be given to the
grams at the Master’s level. A minor program may not be
student no later than one week after the start of classes of
taken in the student’s major area of study. A designated
his/her first semester in order to allow for adding/dropping
minor requires a minimum of 9 semester hours of course
courses as necessary.
work and must be approved by the student’s advisor, home
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-
menting satisfactory completion of the prerequisites and
3. Admission to Candidacy
core curriculum requirements. The form must have the writ-
Full-time students must complete the following require-
ten approval of the program offering the Professional Mas-
ments within the first calendar year after enrolling into the
ters degree.
Master’s degree program.
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
interests of the student. All Master’s degree programs share
be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
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
A Master’s degree at CSM requires a minimum of 30 total
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
credit hours. As part of this 30 hours, departments and divi-
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
sions are required to include a research or design experience
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
supervised by CSM faculty. For more information about the
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary.
specific research/design requirements, please refer to the ap-
Upon completion of the above defined requirements, stu-
propriate 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
For non-thesis Master's degrees, students must complete at
Master’s level research. The form must have the written ap-
least 21 credit hours at CSM in the degree program. All other
proval of all members of the advisor and thesis committee, if
credits may be completed as transfer credits into the degree
appropriate.
program. For thesis Master's degrees, no more than 9 credits
B. Non-thesis Option
may transfer. The transfer credit limit includes CSM distance
Non-thesis Master’s degrees are offered by a number of
learning courses. Transfer credits must not have been used as
departments, divisions and programs. In lieu of preparing a
credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests for transfer credit
thesis, non-thesis master’s program students are required to
must be approved by the faculty according to the process de-
complete a research or design experience taken as a special
fined by a student's home department or division. All credits
problem or as an independent study course. See the depart-
applied toward degree, except transfer credits, must be
ment/division section of the “Graduate Degree Programs and
earned on campus. Students must maintain a cumulative
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin for more
grade point average of 3.0 or better in CSM course work.
information. Although non-thesis master’s students are not
Students are normally admitted into the Master of Science
assigned a Thesis Committee, students in this program do
degree program in the department/division to which they
select a faculty advisor, subject to the approval of the stu-
have applied. If, however, a candidate would like to obtain
dent’s home department.
the Master of Engineering degree, the candidate must, in
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C. Thesis Option
ment must be added to the committee. Students who choose
Thesis-based Master of Science and Master of Engineering
to have a minor program at the Master’s level must select a
degrees require completion of a satisfactory thesis and suc-
representative from their minor area of study to serve on the
cessful oral defense of this thesis. Academic credit toward
Thesis Committee. Minor representatives must be full-time
completion of the thesis must include successful completion
members of the CSM faculty.
of no fewer than 6 credit hours of masters-level research
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the
credit. The Master of Science thesis is expected to report on
student at the time he/she requests the formation of his/her
original research that results in new knowledge and/or tech-
thesis committee. The chairperson is responsible for leading
niques. The Master of Engineering thesis is expected to re-
all meetings of the thesis committee and for directing the
port on creative engineering design that applies
student’s thesis defense. In selecting a Thesis Committee
state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to solve an impor-
chairperson, the following guidelines must be met: 1) the
tant problem. In both cases, the thesis should be an exem-
chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor and
plary product that meets the rigorous scholarship standards of
2) the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member.
the Colorado School of Mines. The student's faculty advisor
Shortly after its appointment, the Committee will meet
and the Master's Thesis Committee must approve the pro-
with the student to hear a presentation of the proposed course
gram of study and the topic for the thesis. The format of the
of study and thesis topic. The Committee and the student
thesis must comply with the appropriate guidelines promul-
must agree on a satisfactory program and the student must
gated by the Graduate School.
obtain the Committee approval of the written thesis proposal
1. Faculty Advisor Appointment
at least one semester prior to the thesis defense. The student’s
Each thesis-based Master’s student must select a faculty
faculty advisor assumes the primary responsibility for moni-
advisor to provide advice regarding the student’s thesis direc-
toring the program and directing the thesis work. The award
tion, research and selection of courses by the middle of their
of the thesis-based Master’s degree is contingent upon the
second semester at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a
student’s researching and writing a thesis acceptable to the
voting member of the student’s Thesis Committee. The stu-
student’s faculty advisor and Thesis Committee.
dent’s department head or division director and the Graduate
3. Thesis Defense
Dean must approve all faculty advisor appointments.
The student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
the faculty advisor, who will work with the student on neces-
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
sary revisions. Upon approval of the student’s advisor, the
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
revised thesis is circulated to the Thesis Committee members
fessor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by the
at least one week prior to the oral defense of the thesis. The
Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus represen-
oral defense of the thesis is scheduled during the student’s
tatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate and
final semester of study. Students must be registered to de-
upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
fend. This defense session, which may include an examina-
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
tion of material covered in the student’s course work, will be
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
open to the public.
be selected from the student’s home department.
Following the defense, the Thesis Committee will meet
2. Thesis Committee
privately to vote on whether the student has successfully de-
The Graduate Dean appoints a Thesis Committee whose
fended the thesis. Three outcomes are possible: the student
members have been recommended by the student, the stu-
may pass the oral defense; the student may fail the defense;
dent’s faculty advisor, and the student’s department head.
or the Committee may vote to adjourn the defense to allow
Students should have a thesis committee appointed by the
the student more time to address and remove weaknesses or
end of their second semester. This Committee will have a
inadequacies in the thesis or underlying research. Two nega-
minimum of three voting members, including the student’s
tive votes will constitute a failure regardless of the number
advisor, who are familiar with the student’s area of study. Of
of Committee members present at the thesis defense. In the
these Committee members, two must be from the home de-
event of either failure or adjournment, the Chair of the Thesis
partment or, in the case of interdisciplinary degree programs,
Committee will prepare a written statement indicating the
an allied department. Off-campus members can be assigned
reasons for this action and will distribute copies to the stu-
to the Committee to serve either with full voting status or in a
dent, the Thesis Committee members, the student’s depart-
non-voting capacity. Off-campus members with voting status
ment head and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure or
assume all of the responsibilities of on-campus Committee
adjournment, the student may request a re-examination,
members with respect to attendance of Committee meetings,
which must be scheduled no less than one week after the
review of thesis drafts and participation in oral examinations
original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis satis-
and thesis defense sessions. If a thesis co-advisor is assigned,
factorily will result in the termination of the student’s gradu-
an additional faculty member from the home or allied depart-
ate program.
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Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the stu-
department head and the Graduate Dean must approve all
dent must make any corrections in the thesis required by the
faculty advisor appointments.
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
Advisors must be full-time members of the CSM faculty
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
and must hold the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format instructions
fessor or assistant research professor. Upon approval by the
are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and should be
Graduate Dean, adjunct professors and off-campus represen-
obtained before beginning work on the thesis.)
tatives may be designated co-advisors. When appropriate and
III. Doctor of Philosophy
upon approval by the Graduate Dean, faculty members out-
A. Credits, Academic and Campus Residence
side the student’s home department may serve as the student’s
faculty co-advisor. In either of these cases, a co-advisor must
Requirements
be selected from the student’s home department.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion of a
minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the Bachelor degree.
D. Minor Programs
At least 24 semester hours must be research credits earned
Students may choose a minor program or programs at the
under the supervision of a CSM faculty advisor and at least
PhD level consisting of 12 course credits in the minor pro-
18 credit hours of course work must be applied to the degree
gram. The student's faculty advisor and Doctoral Thesis
program. Course requirements for each department or divi-
Committee, including an appropriate minor committee mem-
sion are contained in the "Graduate Degree Programs and
ber as described below, approve the course selection and se-
Description of Courses" section of this Bulletin.
quence in the selected minor program. Students may choose
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory doc-
to complete multiple minor programs. Each program must
toral thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis. The
consist of at least 12 credit hours approved by the faculty ad-
Doctoral Thesis is expected to report on original research
visor and Doctoral Thesis Committee, including the appro-
that results in a significant contribution of new knowledge
priate minor committee members.
and/or techniques. The student’s faculty advisor and the Doc-
E. Doctoral Thesis Committees
toral Thesis Committee must approve the program of study
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Committee
and the topic for the thesis.
whose members have been recommended by the student’s
Doctoral students must complete at least two semesters of
home department or division. Students should have a thesis
full-time residence at CSM (as defined in the Registration
committee appointed by the end of their second semester.
and Residency section above) during the course of their grad-
This Committee must have a minimum of five voting mem-
uate studies.
bers that fulfill the following criteria:
B. Transfer of Credits
1. The Committee must include an advisor who is assigned
Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work
responsibility for directing the research. If two advisors
may be transferred from other institutions toward the PhD
are appointed, they both shall be considered co-advisors
degree subject to the restriction that those courses must not
and shall be voting members of the Committee.
have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests
2. Either the advisor or at least one co-advisor must be a
for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according
full-time permanent faculty member in the home de-
to a process defined by the student’s home department or di-
partment, division or program in order to ensure com-
vision. Transfer credits are not included in calculating the
pliance with degree requirements.
student’s grade point average at CSM.
3. The Committee must have at least four other voting
In lieu of transfer credit for individual courses, students
members in addition to the advisor and co-advisors,
who enter the PhD program with a thesis-based master de-
and a majority of the voting members (including the
gree from another institution may transfer up to 36 semester
advisor or co-advisors) must be full-time permanent
hours in recognition of the course work and research com-
CSM faculty members.
pleted for that degree. The request must be approved by the
4. At least two of the “additional” committee members
faculty according to a process defined by the student’s home
must be knowledgeable in the technical areas of the
department or division.
thesis, and at least one of them must be a member of
C. Faculty Advisor Appointments
the student’s home or allied department, division or
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to ad-
program.
vise with respect to the student’s thesis direction and research
5. If a minor field is designated, the third "additional"
and selection of courses by the middle of their second semes-
committee member must be an expert in that field. In
ter at CSM. The faculty advisor will serve as a voting mem-
the case of an interdisciplinary degree, the third com-
ber of the student’s Doctoral Thesis Committee. The student’s
mittee member must be an expert in one of the fields
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represented in the research. Minor representatives
one week after the start of classes of their first semester in
must be full-time members of the CSM faculty. If mul-
order to allow them to add/drop courses as necessary. Each
tiple minor programs are bing pursued, each must have
program also defines the process for determining whether its
a committee representative as defined above.
students have demonstrated adequate preparation for, and
6. The fourth “additional” committee member must be
have satisfactory ability to do, high-quality, independent doc-
from outside the home and allied departments or divi-
toral research in their specialties. These requirements and
sions and the minor field if applicable.
processes are described under the appropriate program head-
ings in the section of this Bulletin on Graduate Degree Pro-
7. If off-campus members are nominated for voting status,
grams and Description of Courses.
the committee request form must include a brief resume
of their education and/or experience that demonstrates
Upon completion of these requirements, students must
their competence to judge the quality and validity of
submit an Admission to Candidacy form documenting satis-
the thesis. Such members also must agree to assume
factory completion of the prerequisite and core curriculum
the same responsibilities expected of on-campus
requirements and granting permission to begin doctoral re-
Committee members including, but not limited to,
search. The form must have the written approval of all mem-
attendance at Committee meetings, review of thesis
bers of the Ph.D. Committee.
proposals and drafts, and participation in oral exami-
G. Thesis Defense
nations and defenses.
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the stu-
of excellent quality in a suitable technical field, and it must
dent at the time he/she requests the formation of his/her the-
exhibit satisfactory literary merit. In addition, the format of
sis committee. The chairperson is responsible for leading all
the thesis must comply with guidelines promulgated by the
meetings of the thesis committee and for directing the stu-
Office of Graduate Studies. (Students should obtain a copy
dent's thesis defense. In selecting a Thesis Committee chair-
of these guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies be-
person, the following guidelines must be met: 1) the
fore beginning work on the thesis.)
chairperson cannot be the student's advisor or co-advisor, 2)
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a written
the chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member,
proposal to the student’s faculty advisor and the Committee.
and 3) the chairperson must be from outside the student's
The Committee must approve the proposal at least one year
home department, division or program and, if possible,
before the thesis defense.
should not be a representative of a minor program of study.
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
the student may pass the oral defense; the student may fail
u be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn the de-
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and
fense to allow the student more time to address and remove
core curriculum requirements for that degree. If students are
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying re-
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department heads,
search. Two negative votes will constitute a failure regardless
division directors or program directors will provide the stu-
of the number of Committee members present at the thesis
dents written lists of courses required to remove the deficien-
defense. In the event of either failure or adjournment, the
cies. These lists will be given to the students no later than
Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee will prepare a writ-
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ten statement indicating the reasons for this action and will
Once an application package has been completed and sub-
distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee mem-
mitted to the IIG Coordinator, it will be circulated for com-
bers, the student’s department head and the Graduate Dean.
mentary to the student’s existing home department or
In the case of failure, the student may request a re-examina-
division (if the student is already enrolled in a CSM graduate
tion, which must be scheduled no less than one week after
program) and to the departments or divisions of the potential
the original defense. A second failure to defend the thesis sat-
co-advisors. For currently enrolled students, advisors and
isfactorily will result in the termination of the student’s grad-
home department heads or division directors may veto an IIG
uate program.
application.
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must
The application package together with commentary from
make any corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral
the relevant departments or divisions is then forwarded to the
Thesis Committee. The final, corrected copy and an executed
IIG Studies Committee, which is chaired by the IIG Coordi-
signature page indicating approval by the student’s advisor
nator. Admissions decisions made by the IIG Studies Com-
and department head must be submitted to the Office of
mittee take into account the following considerations:
Graduate Studies for format approval.
1. the interdisciplinary scope of the proposal,
IV. Individualized, Interdisciplinary
2. the relation of the program to the Mines mission,
Graduate Degrees1
3. educational and research resources at Mines,
A. General
4. the quality of the proposed course of study and re-
In addition to its traditional graduate degree programs,
search,
CSM offers students the opportunity to earn research degrees
by solving problems that fit Mines’ institutional role and mis-
5. the qualifications of the student, and
sion but would not easily be addressed solely within a single
6. the recommendations of the department heads or divi-
discipline or existing degree program. Each student in the
sion directors.
Individualized, Interdisciplinary Graduate (IIG) Program
C. Graduation Requirements
will work with faculty advisors from two departments or
Candidates for IIG degrees must meet all graduation re-
divisions at Mines, and the composition of the thesis com-
quirements in the general section of the CSM Graduate Bul-
mittee will reflect the fields involved in the research. Upon
letin. During their course of study they must also participate
satisfactory completion of the program, they will be awarded
in a required interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, as a con-
the appropriate degree (MS, ME, or PhD) bearing the name
dition of their endorsement of admission to the IIG program,
Interdisciplinary.
the heads or directors of both departments or divisions may
B. Admission Process
recommend that the candidates be required to meet some or
Before applying, prospective candidates for IIG degrees
all of their department or division requirements. The IIG
should meet with the IIG Program Coordinator to explore the
Thesis Committee will nevertheless make the final decision
match between their interdisciplinary interests and existing
on the course of study for each student, taking into consider-
programs available on campus. The IIG Coordinator will
ation the department or division recommendations and the
provide feedback with recommendations about the applica-
technical content of the proposed research program.
tion. However, it is the responsibility of the student to seek
D. Transfer Credits
out faculty members willing to serve as co-advisors and other
Transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed
members of a potential thesis committee.
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
An application package will include a cover page listing
disciplinary degree (MS, ME or PhD), except that approval
the potential thesis committee, a summary of the proposed
authority shall rest with the IIG Thesis Committee.
research and course of study, along with a justification for
E. Minor Programs
how this research and course of study fits with the Mines
A minor program is not required for an IIG degree.
scope, mission, and resources (Further specifications are
available from the IIG Coordinator). If the student is not al-
F. Thesis Advisors
ready enrolled in a graduate program at CSM, the application
Each IIG program student must have two co-advisors. At
package must also include the standard application for ad-
least one co-advisor must be a full-time member of the CSM
mission to the Graduate School. It is also customary to have
faculty holding the rank of professor, associate professor, as-
a provisional meeting of the thesis committee as part of the
sistant professor, research professor, associate research pro-
application development process.
fessor, or assistant research professor. With the approval of
the Dean of Graduate Studies, the other co-advisor may be
from outside CSM.
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G. Thesis Committees
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program
The Dean of Graduate Studies will appoint a Thesis Com-
leading to a Graduate Certificate, Professional Mas-
mittee based on recommendations from the student and the
ter’s Degree, or Non-Thesis Master’s Degree assures
director of the IIG program. The composition, authority and
students of automatic acceptance into full graduate
operation of the Committee will be as indicated in the Board-
status if they maintain good standing while in early-
approved policy available from the Graduate Office.
acceptance status.
H. Admission to Candidacy
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both
Requirements and procedures for admission to candidacy
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in five years of total
will be as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the
enrollment at CSM.
equivalent disciplinary degree.
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree
I. Thesis Defense
Program students to fulfill part of the requirements of their
Requirements and procedures for defense of thesis will be
graduate degree by including up to six hours of specified
as indicated in the section of this Bulletin for the equivalent
course credits which also were used in fulfilling the require-
disciplinary degree.
ments of their undergraduate degree. These courses may only
be applied toward fulfilling Master's degree requirements be-
J. For More Information
yond the institutional minimum Master's degree requirement
For more information about admission or requirements, or
of 30 credit hours. Courses must meet all requirements for
for the name of the IIG Coordinator, contact the Graduate
graduate credit, but their grades are not included in calculat-
Office at grad-school@mines.edu or 303-273-3248.
ing the graduate GPA. Check the departmental section of the
V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
Bulletin to determine which programs provide this opportu-
nity.
Degree Programs
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
apply, students must submit the standard graduate application
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergrad-
package for the graduate portion of their Combined Degree
uate major or in a field that complements their under-
Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
graduate major.
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.
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to sat-
C. Requirements
isfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
for their graduate program.
graduate students until such time as they complete their
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
undergraduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all ex-
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pectations of both their undergraduate and graduate programs.
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
These students may enroll in both undergraduate and gradu-
Combined Program
ate courses (see section D below), may have access to depart-
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
mental assistance available through both programs, and may
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate sen-
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by
iors who have been granted admission through the Combined
the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their under-
Degree Program into thesis-based MS degree programs may,
graduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree Program
with graduate advisor approval, register for 700-level research
student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her graduate
credits appropriate to Masters-level degree programs. With
program. Once having done so, the student is no longer eligi-
this single exception, while a Combined Degree Program
ble for undergraduate financial aid, but may now be eligible
student is still completing his/her undergraduate degree, all
for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin for
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a
undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply.
graduate student for at least one semester.
700-level research credits are always applied to a student’s
Once fully admitted into a graduate program, under-
graduate degree program.
graduate Combined Program students must maintain good
If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student
standing in the Combined Program by maintaining a mini-
would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply this
mum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken. Students not
course directly to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify
meeting this requirement are deemed to be making unsatis-
the Registrar of the intent to do so at the time of enrollment
factory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
in the course. The Registrar will forward this information to
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation
Financial Aid for appropriate action. Be aware that courses
and, if occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary
taken as an undergraduate student but applied directly toward
dismissal from the graduate portion of their program as de-
a graduate degree are not eligible for undergraduate financial
fined in the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance section of
aid or the Colorado Opportunity Fund. If prior consent is not
this Bulletin.
received, all 500-level graduate courses taken as an under-
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
graduate Combined Degree Program student will be applied
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require-
to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript. If these are
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
not used toward an undergraduate degree requirement, they
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
may, with program consent, be applied to a graduate degree
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
program as transfer credit. All regular regulations and limita-
tions regarding the use of transfer credit to a graduate degree
program apply to these credits.
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Description of Courses
In addition to the general degree requirements described in
matics, and physics equivalent to that required for the B.S.
the previous pages, the following specific department, divi-
degree in Chemical Engineering at the Colorado School of
sion, or program requirements must also be met:
Mines. Undergraduate course deficiencies must be removed
Chemical Engineering
prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and Head of Department
The essential undergraduate courses include ChEN201,
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W. K. Coors Distinguished Professor
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, and ChEN418.
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
Required Curriculum:
DAVID W. M. MARR, Professor
Master of Science Program:
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis) pro-
E. DENDY SLOAN, Jr., Weaver Distinguished Professor
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
gram with an acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Professor
engineering are required to take a minimum of 18 semester
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
hours of coursework. All students must complete the four
CAROLYN A. KOH, Associate Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor (also Chemistry)
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and an additional six
SUMIT AGARWAL, Assistant Professor
hours of approved electives. In addition, students must take a
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Assistant Professor
minimum of 6 research credits, complete, and defend an ac-
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
ceptable Masters dissertation. Between coursework and re-
AMADEAU K. SUM, Assistant Professor
search credits a student must earn a minimum of 30 total
HUGH KING, Senior Lecturer
semester hours. Full-time Masters students must enroll in
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Lecturer
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Lecurer
graduate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester that they are
PAUL D. OGG, Lecturer
in residence.
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Lecturer
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
engineering are required to take a minimum of 30 semester
JOANNA LACHWA-LANGA, Research Assistant Professor
hours of coursework. All students must complete the four
GLENN MURRAY, Research Assistant Professor
WAYNE ROMONCHUK, Research Assistant Professor
chemical engineering core graduate courses (ChEN507,
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
ChEN509, ChEN516, and ChEN518) and at least an addi-
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emerita
tional 12 hours of approved electives. Students may complete
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
an acceptable engineering report for up to six hours of aca-
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
demic credit. Full-time Masters students must enroll in grad-
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
uate colloquium (ChEN605) each semester they are in
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor Emeritus
residence.
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
CSM undergraduates enrolled in the combined BS/MS de-
gree program must meet the requirements described above
Degrees Offered:
for the MS portion of their degree (both thesis and non-the-
Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
sis). Students accepted into the combined program may take
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
graduate coursework and/or research credits as an undergrad-
Program Description:
uate and have them applied to their MS degree.
The program of study for an advanced degree in chemical
Doctor of Philosophy Program:
engineering is selected by the student in consultation with
The course of study for the Ph.D. degree consists of a min-
his/her advisor and with the approval of the thesis committee.
imum of 30 semester hours of coursework. All Ph.D. students
Upon approval of the thesis committee, graduate credit may
must complete the four core courses (ChEN507, ChEN509,
be earned for selected 400-level courses. All full-time gradu-
ChEN518, and ChEN516) and an additional 18 hours of ap-
ate students are required to enroll for colloquium (ChEN605)
proved electives. In addition, students must complete and de-
for each semester that they are in residence at CSM.
fend an acceptable Doctoral dissertation. Full-time Ph.D.
Program Requirements:
students must enroll in graduate colloquium (ChEN605) each
See Required Curriculum below.
semester they are in residence.
Prerequisites:
Students in the Ph.D. program are required to pass both a
The program outlined here assumes that the candidate for
Qualifying Exam and the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. These re-
an advanced degree has a background in chemistry, mathe-
quirements are described below.
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Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
Description of Courses
The Ph.D. qualifying examination will be offered twice
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN Process
each year, at the start and end of the Spring semester. All
simulation and process optimization. Prerequisite: ChEN201,
students who have entered the Ph.D. program must take the
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, ChEN418, or con-
qualifying examination at the first possible opportunity. A
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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, MATH225, 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
and students are free to use any reference books or course
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES Application of chemi-
notes during the written examination. The oral examination
cal engineering principles to petroleum refining. Thermodynam-
will consist of a presentation by the student on a technical
ics and reaction engineering of complex hydrocarbon systems.
paper from the chemical engineering literature. Students will
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for com-
choose a paper in one of four areas (thermodynamics, kinetics,
plex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CHGN351 and 353,
transport, and materials) from a list determined by the faculty.
ChEN201, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
The student is required to present an oral critique of the
semester hours.
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
Ph.D. Proposal Defense
polymers in varying physical states. Processing operations for
After passing the Qualifying Exam, all Ph.D. candidates
polymeric materials and use in separations. Prerequisite:
are required to prepare a detailed written proposal on the sub-
CHGN221, MATH225, ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3
ject of their Ph.D. research topic. An oral examination con-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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
Two negative votes from the doctoral committee members
for prediction of polymer properties. Processing operations for
are required for failure of the Ph.D. Proposal Defense. In the
polymeric materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisite:
case of failure, one re-examination will be allowed upon peti-
ChEN307, MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
tion to the Department Head. Failure to complete the Ph.D.
semester hours.
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, MATH225,
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
problems using exact analytical solution methods. Set-up and so-
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lution of ordinary and partial differential equations for typical
ChEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
chemical engineering systems and transport processes. Prerequi-
NEERING This course stresses the application of mathematics
site: MATH225, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, or consent of
to problems drawn from chemical engineering fundamentals
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
such as material and energy balances, transport phenomena and
ChEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Economic analysis
kinetics. Formulation and solution of ordinary and partial differ-
of engineering processes and systems. Interest, annuity, present
ential equations arising in chemical engineering or related
value, depreciation, cost accounting, investment accounting and
processes or operations are discussed. Mathematical approaches
financing of engineering enterprises along with taxation, market
are restricted to analytical solutions or techniques for producing
evaluation and break-even analysis. Prerequisite: consent of in-
problems amenable to analytical solutions. Prerequisite: Under-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
graduate differential equations course; undergraduate chemical
engineering courses covering reaction kinetics, and heat, mass
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA Theory and chemical
and momentum transfer. 3 hours lecture-discussion; 3 semester
engineering applications of momentum, heat, and mass transport.
hours.
Set up and solution of problems involving equations of motion
and energy. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
ChEN508. ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS Development
ChEN375, MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
of basic conservation equations for momentum transfer. Consti-
semester hours.
tutive equations for Newtonian and elementary non-Newtonian
fluids. Exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. Ordering
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
and approximations. Applications to low and high Reynolds
ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and quantum me-
number flows. Prerequisite: ChEN516 or consent of instructor. 3
chanics to understanding and prediction of equilibrium and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transport properties and processes. Relations between micro-
scopic properties of materials and systems to macroscopic be-
ChEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THER-
havior. Prerequisite: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375,
MODYNAMICS Extension and amplification of undergraduate
CHGN351 and 353, CHGN221 and 222, MATH225, or consent
chemical engineering thermodynamics. Topics will include the
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of pure flu-
ids and fluid mixtures, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction
Graduate Courses
equilibria. Prerequisite: ChEN357 or equivalent or consent of in-
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with permis-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sion of the department and the Dean of the Graduate School.
ChEN510. CHEMICAL REACTOR ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
The 600-level courses are open only to students enrolled in
Non-ideal flow effects on reactor design. Stability of stirred tank
the Graduate School.
and tubular flow reactors. Mass and heat transfer effects. Model-
ChEN501. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER Formulation of
ing of heterogeneous chemical reactors. Fluidized bed reactors.
the laws governing the transport of energy. Transient and steady-
Prerequisite: ChEN418 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
state analysis for heat conduction. The transport of thermal en-
hours.
ergy in fluids in motion; free and forced convection in laminar
ChEN511. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Individual theoretical or
and turbulent flow over surfaces and within conduits. Prerequi-
experimental studies under the direction of a department faculty
site: ChEN516 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture-discus-
member, but not leading to a thesis. Course may be repeated for
sion; 3 semester hours.
credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours;
ChEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING ECO-
6 semester hours maximum credit. Repeatable for credit to a
NOMICS Advanced engineering economic principles applied to
maximum of 6 hours.
original and alternate investments. Analysis of chemical and pe-
ChEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
troleum processes relative to marketing and return on invest-
ING Selected topics chosen from special interests of instructor
ments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
and students. Course may be repeated for credit on different top-
semester hours.
ics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours lec-
ChEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGI-
ture/discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
NEERING Engineering applications of numerical methods. Nu-
ChEN514. ADVANCED STAGED SEPARATIONS Principles
merical integration, solution of algebraic equations, matrix
of stagewise separations with major emphasis on multicompo-
algebra, ordinary differential equations, and special emphasis on
nent processes for distillation, absorption, and extraction. Topics
partial differential equations. Emphasis on application of numer-
include brief review of ideal phase separations, classical stage-
ical methods to chemical engineering problems which cannot be
by-stage multicomponent methods, modern successive approxi-
solved by analytical methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
mation methods for multicomponents, general short-cut
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
methods, tray hydraulics and efficiency. Prerequisite: ChEN375
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN515. ADVANCED MASS TRANSFER Fundamental
and superfluidity. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
principles of mass transfer with application to design of mass
lecture; 3 semester hours.
transfer processes. Theory of diffusion in gases and liquids for
ChEN523. ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT Dis-
single and multicomponent species. Mass transfer in laminar and
cussion of the many engineering problems that arise when man
turbulent flows. Transport analogies, simultaneous heat and mass
interacts with his environment. Comprehensive treatment of top-
transfer, with examples of drying and humidification processes.
ics such as pollution, thermal pollution, treatment of industrial
Mass transfer with chemical reaction; examples of slow, inter-
and municipal wastes, solid waste treatment, and the disposal of
mediate, and fast reactions with application to design of mass
radioactive wastes. Economic and legislative aspects of these
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
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ChEN550. MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY This
ChEN601. ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEAT TRANSFER In-
course is an introduction to the fabrication, characterization, and
depth analysis of selected topics in heat transfer with special em-
application of synthetic membranes for gas and liquid separa-
phasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite:
tions. Industrial membrane processes such as reverse osmosis,
ChEN501 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-
filtration, pervaporation, and gas separations will be covered as
discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
well as new applications from the research literature. The course
ChEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS Lectures, re-
will include lecture, experimental, and computational (molecular
ports, and discussions on current research in chemical engineer-
simulation) laboratory components. Prerequisites: ChEN375,
ing, usually related to the student’s thesis topic. Sections are
ChEN430 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
operated independently and are directed toward different re-
hours.
search topics. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite:
ChEN568. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture-discussion; 1 semester hour.
RESEARCH Students will be expected to apply chemical engi-
Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 3 hours.
neering principles to critically analyze theoretical and experi-
ChEN605. COLLOQUIUM Students will attend a series of lec-
mental research results in the chemical engineering literature,
tures by speakers from industry, academia, and government. Pri-
placing it in the context of the related literature. Skills to be de-
mary emphasis will be on current research in chemical
veloped and discussed include oral presentations, technical writ-
engineering and related disciplines, with secondary emphasis on
ing, critical reviews, ethics, research documentation (the
ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues of importance to
laboratory notebook), research funding, types of research, devel-
the chemical engineering profession. Prerequisite: Graduate sta-
oping research, and problem solving. Students will use state-of-
tus. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a
the-art tools to explore the literature and develop
maximum of 10 hours.
well-documented research proposals and presentations. Prerequi-
ChEN607. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
site: Graduate student in Chemical Engineering in good standing
ING MATHEMATICS In-depth analysis of selected topics in
or consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
applied mathematics with special emphasis on chemical engi-
ChEN580 NATURAL GAS HYDRATES The purpose of this
neering applications. Prerequisite: ChEN507 or consent of in-
class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two of the in-
structor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
structor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third
ChEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS In-
Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engi-
depth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with special
neering, (2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompany-
emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite:
ing programs, we have abundant resources to act as professionals
ChEN508 or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture-
who are always learning. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
discussion; 1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN584/CHGN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS The
ChEN609/MLGN634. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODY-
basic principles involved in the preparation, characterization,
NAMICS Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and appli-
testing and theory of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts
cation of thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include
are discussed. Topics include chemisorption, adsorption
stability, critical phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermo-
isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters, poisons, cata-
dynamics of polymer solutions and thermodynamics of aqueous
lyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and soluble transition
and ionic solutions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 se-
metal complexes. Examples of important industrial applications
mester hours.
are given. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
ChEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties. Topics
ChEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
include element of probability, ensemble theory, application to
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
gases and solids, distribution theories of fluids, and transport
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is of-
properties. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
fered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit;
semester hours.
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ChEN611. APPLIED STATISTICAL MECHANICS Con-
ChEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
tinuation of ChEN610. Advanced applications of statistical ther-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also,
modynamics and statistical mechanics including perturbation
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content,
and integral equation theory, computer simulation and theory of
and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
electrolytes. Introduction to theory of nonequilibrium systems
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to
including Chapman-Enskog, Brownian motion and time correla-
6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
tion functions. Prerequisite: ChEN610 or equivalent; ChEN507
or equivalent; ChEN509. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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ChEN612. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDIES Advanced
ChEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
theoretical or experimental studies on chemical engineering sub-
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
jects not currently covered in other department courses. Course
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Prerequisite: Instructor
may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6
credit under different titles.
hours.
ChEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ChEN615. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MASS TRANSFER In-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also,
depth analysis of selected topics in mass transfer with special
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content,
emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Possible topics
and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must
include ion-exchange or adsorption chromatography, theories of
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to
interfacial mass transfer, mass transfer with reaction, and simul-
6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
taneous heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: Graduate mass
ChEN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER OF
transfer course (ChEN515). 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1 to
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of the
3 semester hours.
degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be carried out
ChEN618. ADVANCED TOPICS IN REACTION KINETICS
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
Fundamental theories of reaction rates. Basic principles of chem-
visor. Repeatable for credit.
ical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Reac-
ChEN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR OF
tions in solution, reactions on surfaces, and composite reactions.
PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion
Homogeneous catalysis, and isotope effects in reaction dynam-
of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be carried
ics. Photochemical reactions. Prerequisite: Graduate reaction en-
out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
gineering course (ChEN518). 1 to 3 hours lecture-discussion; 1
visor. Repeatable for credit.
to 3 semester hours.
ChEN625/CHGN625/MLGN625. MOLECULAR SIMULA-
TION Principles and practice of modern computer simulation
techniques used to understand solids, liquids, and gases. Review
of the statistical foundation of thermodynamics followed by in-
depth discussion of Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics tech-
niques. Discussion of intermolecular potentials, extended
ensembles, and mathematical algorithms used in molecular sim-
ulations. ChEN509 or equivalent; ChEN610 or equivalent rec-
ommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL ENGI-
NEERING Individual participation in teaching activities. Dis-
cussion, problem review and development, guidance of
laboratory experiments, course development, supervised practice
teaching. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Gradu-
ate standing, appointment as a graduate student instructor, or
consent of instructor. 6 to 10 hours supervised teaching; 2 se-
mester hours.
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Chemistry and Geochemistry
Prerequisites:
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Professor and Department Head
A candidate for an advanced degree in the chemistry pro-
MARK E. EBERHART, Professor
gram should have completed an undergraduate program in
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Professor
chemistry which is essentially equivalent to that offered by
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry at the Col-
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
orado School of Mines. Undergraduate deficiencies will be
KEVIN W. MANDERNACK, Associate Professor
determined by faculty in the Department of Chemistry &
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
Geochemistry through interviews and/or placement examina-
RYAN RICHARDS, Associate Professor
tions at the beginning of the student's first semester of gradu-
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
ate work.
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Required Curriculum:
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
Chemistry:
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Assistant Professor
A student in the chemistry program, in consultation with
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
the advisor and thesis committee, selects the program of
ARNOLD B. TAMAYO, Assistant Professor
EDWARD A. DEMPSEY, Instructor
study. Initially, before a thesis advisor and thesis committee
STEVEN F. DEC, Research Associate Professor
have been chosen, the student is advised by a temporary ad-
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
visor and by the Graduate Affairs Committee in the Depart-
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
ment of Chemistry & Geochemistry. The following four
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
graduate courses are designated as core courses in the De-
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
partment of Chemistry and Geochemistry: CHGN502 (inor-
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
ganic), CHGN503 (physical), CHGN505 (organic), and
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
CHGN507 (analytical).
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
M.S. Degree (chemistry, thesis option): The program of
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Emeritus
study includes the four core courses: (CHGN502, CHGN503,
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
CHGN505, and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, Professor Emeritus
(CHGN560), research, and the preparation and oral defense
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
of an MS thesis based on the student’s research. Students
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
must be enrolled in CHGN560 for each Fall and Spring
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
semester that they are in residence at CSM. A minimum of
CHARLES W. STARKS, Associate Professor Emeritus
36 semester hours, including at least 24 semester hours of
Degrees Offered:
course work, are required. At least 15 of the required 24 se-
Master of Science (Chemistry; thesis and non-thesis option)
mester hours of course work must be taken in the Department
Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
of Chemistry & Geochemistry at CSM. The student’s thesis
committee makes decisions on transfer credit. Up to 9 semes-
Master of Science (Geochemistry; thesis)
ter hours of graduate courses may be transferred from other
Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
institutions, provided that those courses have not been used
(non-thesis)
as credit toward a Bachelor degree.
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
Research-Intensive MS Degree: CSM undergraduates who
All graduate degree programs in the Department of Chem-
enter the graduate program through the combined BS/MS
istry & Geochemistry have been admitted to the Western
program may use this option (thesis-based MS) to acquire a
Regional Graduate Program (WICHE). This program allows
research-intensive MS degree by minimizing the time spent
residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
on coursework. This option requires a minimum of 12 hours
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
of coursework up to six hours of which may be double
Washington, and Wyoming to register at Colorado resident
counted from the student's undergraduate studies at CSM
tuition rates.
(see below).
Program Description:
M.S. Degree (chemistry, non-thesis option): The non-
The Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry offers grad-
thesis M.S. degree requires 36 semester hours of course
uate degrees in chemistry and in geochemistry. This section of
credit, composed of 30 semester hours of course work and
the Bulletin only describes the chemistry degrees. For geo-
6 hours of independent study. The program of study includes
chemistry degrees, please consult the Geochemistry section of
the four core courses: (CHGN502, CHGN503, CHGN505,
the bulletin.
and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar (CHGN560), inde-
pendent study on a topic determined by the student and the
student’s faculty advisor, and the preparation of a report
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based on the student’s study topic. Students must be enrolled
outside of the Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, or
in CHGN560 for each Fall and Spring semester that they are
(iii) from a combination of departments/divisions, including
in residence at CSM. At least 21 of the required 36 semester
transfer credit from another institution. In all cases the minor
hours of course work must be taken as a registered master’s
must constitute a coherent set of courses that supports, and
degree student at CSM. The student’s committee makes deci-
adds breadth to, the student's principal research interests. Up
sions on courses to be taken, transfer credit, and examines
to two, but no more than two, of the core courses may, with
the student’s written report. Up to 15 semester hours of grad-
thesis committee approval, be used to fulfill the minor re-
uate courses may be transferred into the degree program, pro-
quirement. The student's thesis committee must approve the
vided that those courses have not been used as credit toward
combination of courses that constitutes the minor. The com-
a Bachelor degree.
prehensive examination comprises a written non-thesis pro-
CSM undergraduates entering a combined B.S./M.S. pro-
posal wherein the student prepares an original proposal on a
gram in chemistry may double-count six hours from their un-
chemistry topic distinctly different from the student's princi-
dergraduate studies toward the M.S. degree. The
pal area of research. The student must orally defend the non-
undergraduate courses that are eligible for dual counting to-
thesis proposal before the thesis committee. The non-thesis
ward the M.S. degree are: CHGN401, CHGN410,
proposal requirement must be completed prior to the end of
CHGN403, CHGN422, CHGN428, CHGN430, CHGN475,
the student's second year of graduate studies. A student's the-
and CHGN498 (with approval of faculty advisor and com-
sis committee may, at its discretion, require additional com-
mittee). Any 500 level lecture course taken as an undergradu-
ponents to the comprehensive examination process such as
ate may also be counted as part of the six hours from the
inclusion of cumulative examinations, or other examinations.
undergraduate program (with approval of faculty advisor and
Geochemistry:
committee).
Please see the Geochemistry section of the bulletin for in-
Ph.D. Degree (Applied Chemistry): The program of study
formation on Geochemistry degree programs.
for the Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry includes the de-
Fields of Research:
partmental core courses (CHGN502, CHGN503, CHGN505,
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. Separation and char-
and CHGN507), the M.S.-level seminar (CHGN560), the
acterization techniques for polymers, biopolymers, nano-
Ph.D.-level seminar (CHGN660), a minor, a comprehensive
particles and natural colloids. Biodetection of pathogens.
examination, research, and the preparation and oral defense
Energy sciences. Alternative fuels. New materials for solar
of a Ph.D. thesis based on the student's research. The total
energy conversion.
hours of course work required for the Ph.D. degree is deter-
mined on an individual basis by the student's thesis commit-
Environmental chemistry. Detection and fate of anthro-
tee. Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work
pogenic contaminants in water, soil, and air. Acid mine
may be transferred from other institutions toward the Ph.D.
drainage. Ecotoxicology. Environmental photochemistry.
degree provided that those courses have not been used by the
Geochemistry and biogeochemistry. Microbial and chemical
student toward a Bachelor's degree. The student's thesis com-
processes in global climate change, biomineralization,
mittee may set additional course requirements and will make
metal cycling, medical and archeological geochemistry,
decisions on requests for transfer credit. Ph.D. students may
humic substances.
base their M.S.-level seminar on any chemistry-related topic
Inorganic Chemistry. Synthesis, characterization, and appli-
including the proposed thesis research. The M.S.-level semi-
cations of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles.
nar requirement must be completed no later than the end of
the student's second year of graduate studies at CSM. After
Nanoscale materials. Design, synthesis and characterization
completion of the CHGN560 seminar, students must enroll in
of new materials for catalysis, energy sciences, spectro-
CHGN660. Students must be enrolled in either CHGN560 or
scopic applications and drug delivery. Environmental fate
CHGN660 for each Fall and Spring semester that they are in
of nanoparticles.
residence at CSM. The Ph.D.-level seminar must be based on
Organic Chemistry. Polymer design, synthesis and character-
the student's Ph.D. research and must include detailed re-
ization. Catalysis. Alternative fuels.
search findings and interpretation thereof. This CHGN 660
Physical and Computational Chemistry. Computational
seminar must be presented close to, but before, the student's
chemistry for polymer design, energy sciences, and mate-
oral defense of the thesis. The minor requirement consists of
rials research. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
a minimum of 12 hours of graduate courses intended to pro-
Eberhart, Wu
vide a breadth of knowledge in support of the student's prin-
cipal research interests. The minor may comprise courses
Polymers. New techniques for controlling polymer architec-
taken: (i) solely within the Department of Chemistry & Geo-
ture and composition. Theory and simulation. Separation
chemistry, (ii) solely within another department or division
and characterization.
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Description of Courses
curriculum through the junior year or permission of the depart-
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
ment head. 1-6 credit hours.
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship experi-
and metallic crystals. Acid-base theories. Inorganic stereochem-
ence with an industrial, academic, or governmental host super-
istry. Nonaqueous solvents. Coordination chemistry and ligand
vised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
field theory. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of instructor. 3
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year or
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
permission of the department head. 1-6 credit hours.
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. Repeat-
and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital
able for credit under different titles.
and ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN401 or consent of
CHGN499. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II) Individ-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ual investigational problems under the direction of members of
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Introduc-
the chemistry staff. Written report on research required for
tion to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and contact
credit. Prerequisite: Consent of head of department. 1 to 3 se-
angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and microemulsions,
mester hours. Repeatable for credit.
the solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques, van der
Graduate Courses
Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid stability, some spe-
The following courses are offered at the graduate level. They
cific colloid systems (clays, foams and emulsions). Students en-
will be given if sufficient qualified students register. Some 500-
rolled for graduate credit in MLGN510 must complete a special
level courses are open to qualified seniors with the permission of
project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
the department and Dean of the Graduate School. 600-level
lecture; 3 semester hours.
courses are open only to students enrolled in the Graduate
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I) Pre-
School. Geochemistry courses are listed after Chemistry courses.
requisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab; 1 hour credit.
Chemistry Courses
CHGN428. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY (II) Introduc-
CHGN502. ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II) De-
tory study of the major molecules of biochemistry, including
tailed examination of topics such as ligand field theory, reaction
amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and sac-
mechanisms, chemical bonding, and structure of inorganic com-
charides- their structure, chemistry, biological function, and
pounds. Emphasis is placed on the correlations of the chemical
biosynthesis. Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a biological
reactions of the elements with periodic trends and reactivities.
unit of organization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecular
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
genetics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or per-
hours.
mission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN503. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (II)
CHGN430/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCI-
Quantum chemistry of classical systems. Principles of chemical
ENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of macro-
thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics with statistical calcula-
molecules. Topics include the properties and statistics of polymer
tion of thermodynamic properties. Theories of chemical kinetics.
solutions, measurements of molecular weights, molecular weight
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
distributions, properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer
hours.
formation, and properties of thermosets and thermoplasts includ-
CHGN505. ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (I)
ing elastomers. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or permission of instruc-
Detailed discussion of the more important mechanisms of
tor. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
organic reaction. Structural effects and reactivity. The applica-
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) Pre-
tion of reaction mechanisms to synthesis and structure proof.
requisites: CHGN351, CHGN402. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
hours.
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION (S)
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Re-
Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-tem-
view of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature of ana-
perature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-line, and elec-
lytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data. Manipulation
trolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341. 6-week
of real substances; sampling, storage, decomposition or dissolu-
summer field session; 6 credit hours.
tion, and analysis. Detailed treatment of chemical equilibrium as
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) Indi-
related to precipitation, acid-base, complexation and redox titra-
vidual research project under direction of a member of the De-
tions. Potentiometry and UV-visible absorption spectrophotome-
partmental faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry
try. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
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CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
organometallic compounds. Topics include the heavy atom
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; emphasis
method, data collection by moving film techniques and by dif-
on instrumentation and application to analytical chemistry prob-
fractometers, Fourier methods, interpretation of Patterson maps,
lems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy, infrared spec-
refinement methods, direct methods. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
troscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, Raman
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy, flame meth-
years.
ods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance methods,
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY (I) Introduction to theory
Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photoacoustic spec-
and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode potentials, reversible
troscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Consent of
and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic attraction the-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
ory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases, mechanisms and
years.
fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS (II) Survey of separa-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
tion methods, thermodynamics of phase equilibria, thermody-
CHGN583/MLGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
namics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types of
OF SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES (II) Instrumental
chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone refining,
techniques for the characterization of surfaces of solid materials;
use of inclusion compounds for separation, application of sepa-
Applications of such techniques to polymers, corrosion, metal-
ration technology for determining physical constants, e.g., stabil-
lurgy, adhesion science, microelectronics. Methods of analysis
ity constants of complexes. Prerequisite: CHGN507 or consent of
discussed: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), auger elec-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
tron spectroscopy (AES), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), sec-
years.
ondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), Rutherford
CHGN515/MLGN503. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATERI-
backscattering (RBS), scanning and transmission electron mi-
ALS (I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories and calcula-
croscopy (SEM, TEM), energy and wavelength dispersive x-ray
tions and their applications to solids of interest to materials
analysis; principles of these methods, quantification, instrumen-
science. The relationship between a material’s properties and the
tation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S. in Metallurgy,
bonding of its atoms will be examined for a variety of materials.
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or consent of in-
Includes an introduction to organic polymers. Computer pro-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
grams will be used for calculating bonding parameters. Prerequi-
CHGN584/ChEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS (II)
site: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The basic principles involved in the preparation, characteriza-
CHGN523/MLGN509. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY (I) De-
tion, testing and theory of heterogeneous and homogeneous cata-
pendence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and struc-
lysts are discussed. Topics include chemisorption, adsorption
ture; principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections,
isotherms, diffusion, surface kinetics, promoters, poisons, cata-
reactions and diffusion in solids, and the theory of conductors
lyst theory and design, acid base catalysis and soluble transition
and semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
metal complexes. Examples of important industrial applications
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
are given. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or consent of instructor. 3
CHGN536/MLGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHESIS
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macromolecules.
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS (II) Study of kinetic phe-
Various methods of polymerization will be discussed with an
nomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted to various theo-
emphasis on the specifics concerning the syntheses of different
retical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
classes of organic and inorganic polymers. Prerequisite:
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or consent of instructor. 3
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
hours lecture, 3 semester hours
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special inter-
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (I, II) Required for
ests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry and
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
geochemistry. M.S. students must register for the course during
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
each semester of residency. Ph.D. students must register each se-
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual research
mester until a grade is received satisfying the prerequisites for
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
CHGN660. Presentation of a graded non-thesis seminar and at-
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
tendance at all departmental seminars are required. Prerequisite:
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
Graduate student status. 1 semester hour.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
CHGN580/MLGN501. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (II)
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and mo-
lecular structure determination of minerals, inorganic and
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CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (I, II) Required of
aqueous (fresh and saline surface and groundwaters) environ-
all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or geochem-
ments are covered, along with specialized environments such as
istry. Students must register for this course each semester after
waste treatment facilities and the upper atmosphere. Meets with
completing CHGN560. Presentation of a graded nonthesis semi-
CHGN403. CHGN403 and CHGC505 may not both be taken for
nar and attendance at all department seminars are required. Pre-
credit. Prerequisites: SYGN101, CHGN 124 and DCGN209 or
requisite: CHGN560 or equivalent. 1 semester hour.
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
CHGC506. WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY (I) Instrumen-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special inter-
tal analysis of water samples using spectroscopy and chromatog-
ests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
raphy. Methods for field collection of water samples and field
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
measurements. The development of laboratory skills for the use
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
of ICP-AES, HPLC, ion chromatography, and GC. Laboratory
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual research
techniques focus on standard methods for the measurement of
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member,
inorganic and organic constituents in water samples. Methods of
also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
data analysis are also presented. Prerequisite: Introductory chem-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
istry, graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 hour labora-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
tory, 1 hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGC509/GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS GEO-
CHGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER OF
CHEMISTRY (I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive methods
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of the
applied to aqueous systems. Thermodynamic properties of water
degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be carried out
and aqueous solutions. Calculations and graphical expression of
under the direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
acid-base, redox and solution-mineral equilibria. Effect of tem-
visor. Repeatable for credit.
perature and kinetics on natural aqueous systems. Adsorption
and ion exchange equilibria between clays and oxide phases. Be-
CHGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR OF
havior of trace elements and complexation in aqueous systems.
PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion
Application of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous systems.
of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be carried
Light stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous sys-
out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s faculty ad-
tems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of
visor. Repeatable for credit.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Geochemistry Courses
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (II) A
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (I)
survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various types of
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and princi-
igneous rock suites. Application of major element, trace element,
ples of geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of the
and isotope geochemistry to problems of their origin and modifi-
related principles of thermodynamics. Topics covered include:
cation. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mineralogy and petrology or
nucleosynthesis, origin of earth and solar system, chemical
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental distributions and geo-
alternate years.
chemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, isotope sys-
tematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Prerequisite:
CHGC527/GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF FOS-
Introductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology, or consent of
SIL FUELS AND ORE DEPOSITS (II) A study of organic car-
instructor. 4 hours lecture, 4 semester hours.
bonaceous materials in relation to the genesis and modification
of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological origin of the or-
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (II) Sampling of
ganic matter will be discussed with emphasis on contributions of
natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sediments, and wa-
microorganisms to the nature of these deposits. Biochemical and
ters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous materials, diges-
thermal changes which convert the organic compounds into pe-
tions, and partial chemical extractions. Principles of instrumental
troleum, oil shale, tar sand, coal and other carbonaceous matter
analysis including atomic spectroscopy, mass separations, and
will be studied. Principal analytical techniques used for the char-
chromatography. Quality assurance and quality control. Interpre-
acterization of organic matter in the geosphere and for evaluation
tation and assessment of geochemical data using statistical meth-
of oil and gas source potential will be discussed. Laboratory ex-
ods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geochemistry or
ercises will emphasize source rock evaluation, and oil-source
environmental science and engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite: CHGN221,
mester hours.
GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab;
CHGC505. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which natural and anthro-
pogenic chemicals interact, react, and are transformed and redis-
tributed in various environmental compartments. Air, soil, and
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CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
CHGC610. NUCLEAR AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY
A study of the chemical and physical interactions which deter-
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable iso-
mine the fate, transport and interactions of organic chemicals in
tope distributions with an emphasis on the application of these
aquatic systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of
principles to important case studies in igneous petrology and the
anthropogenic organic contaminants. Prerequisites: A course in
formation of ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr,
organic chemistry and CHGN503, Advanced Physical Chemistry
oxygen isotopes, sulfur isotopes, and carbon isotopes included.
or its equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
years. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours Offered alternate years.
CHGC562/CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVI-
CHGC699A. SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II)
RONMENT (II) This course will cover the basic fundamentals
Detailed study of a geochemical topic under direction of a mem-
of microbiology, such as structure and function of procaryotic
ber of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic may be
versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of micro-
continued through later semesters and additional credits earned.
organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics, growth
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
and diversity; microbial interactions with plants, animals, and
CHGC699B. SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUEOUS AND SEDI-
other microbes. Additional topics covered will include various
MENTARY GEOCHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a spe-
aspects of environmental microbiology such as global biogeo-
cific topic in the area of aqueous or sedimentary geochemistry
chemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater
under the direction of a member of the staff. Work on the same
treatment. Prerequisite: ESGN301 or consent of Instructor.
or a different topic may be continued through later semesters and
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
additional credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (I)
3 semester hours.
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical
CHGC699C. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC AND BIOGEO-
importance, as well as those of primary importance in water pol-
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
lution and waste treatment. Microbes and sedimentation, micro-
areas of organic geochemistry or biogeochemistry under the di-
bial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and
rection of a member of the staff. Work on the same or a different
the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are cov-
topic may be continued through later semesters and additional
ered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
credits earned. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semes-
lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
ter hours.
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICRO-
CHGC699D. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLOGIC GEO-
BIOLOGY (I) Designed to give the student an understanding of
CHEMISTRY (I, II) Detailed study of a specific topic in the
the role of living things, particularly microorganisms,
area of petrologic geochemistry under the direction of a member
in the shaping of the earth. Among the subjects will be the as-
of the staff. Work on the same or a different topic may be contin-
pects of living processes, chemical composition and characteris-
ued through later semesters and additional credits earned. Pre-
tics of biological material, origin of life, role of microorganisms
requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of sediments, and
the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal. Prerequisite: Consent
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Economics and Business
investment analysis, exploration economics, decision analy-
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
sis, utility theory, and corporate risk policy.
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, William J. Coulter Professor
Mineral Economics Program Requirements:
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
M.S. Degree Students choose from either the thesis or
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Professor
non-thesis option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Professor
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Associate Professor
and are required to complete a minimum total of 36 credits
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Associate Professor
(a typical course has 3 credits). Coursework is valid for
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Assistant Professor
seven years towards the M.S. degree; any exceptions must be
JOY M. GODESIABOIS, Assistant Professor
approved by the division director and student advisor.
DANIEL KAFFINE, Assistant Professor
Non-thesis option
SCOTT HOUSER, Lecturer
18 credits of core courses
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Lecturer
12 credits from one or both specializations
ANN DOZORETZ, Instructor
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
6 credits of approved electives or a minor from another
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
department
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
Thesis option
Degrees Offered:
18 credits of core courses
Master of Science (Mineral Economics)
12 research credits
6 credits from one or both specializations
Doctor of Philosophy (Mineral Economics)
Ph.D. Degree Doctoral students develop a customized
Master of Science (Engineering and Technology
curriculum to fit their needs. The degree requires a minimum
Management)
of 72 graduate credit hours that includes course work and a
Mineral Economics Program Description:
thesis. Coursework is valid for ten years towards a Ph.D. de-
In an increasingly global and technical world, government
gree; any exceptions must be approved by the division direc-
and industry leaders in the mineral and energy areas require a
tor and student advisor.
strong foundation in economic and business skills. The Divi-
Course work
sion of Economics and Business offers such skills in unique
24 credits of core courses
programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral Eco-
12 credits from one or both specializations
nomics. Course work and research in Mineral Economics
12 credits in a minor
emphasize the application of economic principles and busi-
ness methods to mineral, energy, and related environmental
Research credits
and technological issues.
24 research credits. The student’s faculty advisor and the
doctoral thesis committee must approve the student’s pro-
Students in the Mineral Economics Program select from
gram of study and the topic for the thesis.
one of two areas of specialization: Economics and Public
Policy (E&PP) or Quantitative Business Methods/Operations
Qualifying Examination Process
Research (QBM/OR). The E&PP specialization focuses on
Upon completion of the core course work, students must
the optimal use of scarce energy and mineral resources with a
pass qualifying written examinations to become a candidate
global perspective. It provides institutional knowledge coupled
for the Ph.D. degree. The qualifying exam is given in two
with economics, mathematical and statistical tools to analyze
parts in August. Once qualified, the Ph.D. student is then re-
and understand how the world of energy and minerals works
quired to complete an additional written and oral examina-
to guide and shape industry change. The QBM/OR special-
tion. This exam is prepared and administered by the student’s
ization emphasizes the application of quantitative business
thesis committee and is generally related to the student’s the-
methods such as optimization, simulation, decision analysis,
sis topic and the student’s minor field.
and project management to minerals and energy related
Minor from Another Department
manufacturing, exploration, resource allocation, and other
Non-thesis M.S. students may apply six elective credits
decision-making processes.
towards a nine hour minor in another department. A minor is
Fields of Research
ideal for those students who want to enhance or gain knowl-
Faculty members carry out applied research in a variety of
edge in another field while gaining the economic and busi-
areas including international trade, resource economics, envi-
ness skills to help them move up the career ladder. For
ronmental economics, industrial organization, metal market
example, a petroleum, chemical, or mining engineer might
analysis, energy economics, applied microeconomics, applied
want to learn more about environmental engineering, a geo-
econometrics, management theory and practice, finance and
physicist or geologist might want to learn the latest tech-
niques in their profession, or an economic policy analyst
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might want to learn about political risk. Students should
Prerequisites for the Mineral Economics
check with the minor department for the opportunities and
Programs:
requirements for a minor.
Students must have completed the following undergradu-
Transfer Credits
ate prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better:
Non-thesis M.S. students may transfer up to 6 credits
1. Principles of Microeconomics;
(9 credits for a thesis M.S.). The student must have achieved
2. One semester of college-level Calculus;
a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer courses and the
transfer credit must be approved by the student’s advisor and
3. Probability and Statistics
the Division Director. Students who enter the Ph.D. program
Students entering in the fall semester must have completed
may transfer up to 24 hours of graduate-level course work
the microeconomics and calculus prerequisites prior to start-
from other institutions toward the Ph.D. degree subject to the
ing the program; probability and statistics must be completed
restriction that those courses must not have been used as
no later than the first semester of the graduate program and
credit toward a Bachelor degree. The student must have
not as an overload course (maximum 12 credit hours). Stu-
achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer
dents will only be allowed to enter in the spring semester if
courses and the transfer must be approved by the student’s
they have completed all three prerequisites courses previ-
Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Division Director.
ously, as well as undergraduate courses in mathematical eco-
Combined BS/MS Program
nomics and natural resource economics.
Students enrolled in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/
Required Course Curriculum in Mineral
Graduate Program may double count 6 hours from their
Economics:
undergraduate course-work towards the non-thesis graduate
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral Economics are
program provided the courses satisfy the M.S. requirements.
required to take a set of core courses that provide basic tools
Dual Degree
for the more advanced and specialized courses in the program.
The M.S. degree may be combined with a second degree
1. M.S. Curriculum
from the IFP School (Paris, France) in Petroleum Economics
and Management (see http://www.ifp.fr). This dual-degree
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
program is geared to meet the needs of industry and govern-
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
ment. Our unique program trains the next generation of tech-
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
nical, analytical and managerial professionals vital to the
EBGN511 Microeconomics
future of the petroleum and energy industries
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
These two world-class institutions offer a rigorous and
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
challenging program in an international setting. The program
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
gives a small elite group of students a solid economics foun-
b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits for M.S.
dation combined with quantitative business skills, the histori-
non-thesis option or 6 credits for M.S. thesis option)
cal and institutional background, and the interpersonal and
Economics & Public Policy
intercultural abilities to in the fast paced, global world of oil
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
and gas.
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
Degrees: After studying in English for only 16 months (8
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
months at CSM and 8 months at IFP) the successful student
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
of Petroleum Economics and Management (PEM) receives
EBGN541 International Trade
not 1 but 2 degrees:
EBGN542 Economic Development
t
Masters of Science in Mineral Economics from
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
CSM and
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
t
Diplôme D'Ingénieur or Mastère Spécialisé from
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
IFP
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
Important: Applications for admission to the joint degree
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
program should be submitted for consideration by March 1st
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
to begin the program the following fall semester in August. A
Methods
limited number of students are selected for the program each
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
year.
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
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EBGN552 Nonlinear Programming
EBGN552 Nonlinear Programming
EBGN555 Linear Programming
EBGN555 Linear Programming
EBGN556 Network Models
EBGN556 Network Models
EBGN557 Integer Programming
EBGN557 Integer Programming
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
EBGN575 Advanced Mining and Energy Valuation
EBGN575 Advanced Mining and Energy Valuation
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
EBGN580 Exploration Economics
EBGN650 Advanced Mathematical Programming
EBGN650 Advanced Mathematical Programming
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
Engineering and Technology Management
2. Ph.D. Curriculum
Program Description:
a. Common Core Courses (15 credits)
The Division also offers an M.S. degree in Engineering and
Technology Management (ETM). The ETM degree program
EBGN509 Mathematical Economics
is designed to integrate the technical elements of engineering
EBGN510 Natural Resource Economics
practice with the managerial perspective of modern engineer-
EBGN511 Microeconomics
ing and technology management. A major focus is on the busi-
EBGN590 Econometrics and Forecasting
ness and management principles related to this integration.
EBGN695 Research Methodology
The ETM Program provides the analytical tools and manage-
b. Extended Core Courses - Economics (9 credits)
rial perspective needed to effectively function in a highly com-
EBGN512 Macroeconomics
petitive and technologically complex business economy.
EBGN611 Advanced Microeconomics
Students in the ETM Program may select from one of two
EBGN690 Advanced Econometrics
areas of degree specialization: Operations/Engineering Man-
agement or Strategy and Innovation. The Operations/Engi-
c. Extended Core Courses - Operations Research
neering Management specialization emphasizes valuable
(9 credits)
techniques for managing large engineering and technical
EBGN555 Linear Programming
projects effectively and efficiently. In addition, special em-
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
phasis is given to advanced operations research, optimiza-
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
tion, and decision making techniques applicable to a wide
array of business and engineering problems. The Strategy
Students who have not taken and passed a course in macro-
and Innovation specialization teaches the correct match be-
economics at any level are also required to take EBGN512
tween organizational strategies and structures to maximize
Macroeconomics or equivalent.
the competitive power of technology. This specialization has
a particular emphasis on management issues associated with
d. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits)
the modern business enterprise.
Economics & Public Policy
Engineering and Technology Management
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
Program Requirements:
EBGN530 Economics of International Energy Markets
Students choose either the thesis or non-thesis option and
EBGN535 Economics of Metal Industries and Markets
complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. Coursework is valid
EBGN536 Mineral Policies and International Investment
for seven years towards the M.S. degree in ETM; any excep-
EBGN541 International Trade
tions must be approved by the division director and student
EBGN542 Economic Development
advisor.
EBGN570 Environmental Economics
Non-thesis option
EBGN610 Advanced Natural Resources
18 credits of core courses
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
12 credits from one or both specializations
EBGN504 Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision
Thesis option
Methods
18 credits of core courses
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
6 research credits
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
6 credits from one or both specializations
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
Students must receive approval from their advisor in order
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
to apply non-EB Division courses towards their ETM degree.
EBGN546 Investments and Portfolio Management
Thesis students are required to complete 6 credit hours of
EBGN547 Financial Risk Management
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thesis credit and complete a Master’s level thesis under the
EBGN585 Engineering and Technology Management Cap-
direct supervision of the student’s faculty advisor.
stone (to be taken during the final semester of coursework)
Further Degree Requirements
b. Areas of Specialization (12 credits required for non-
All thesis and non-thesis ETM Program students have two
thesis option or 6 credits required for thesis option)
additional degree requirements: (1) the “Executive-in-
Operations/Engineering Management:
Residence” seminar series; and (2) the ETM Communica-
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
tions Seminar. All students are required to attend the ETM
EBGN552 Nonlinear Programming
Program “Executive-in-Residence” seminar series during at
EBGN553 Project Management
least one semester of their attendance at CSM. The “Execu-
EBGN555 Linear Programming
tive-in-Residence” series features executives from industry
EBGN556 Network Models
who pass on insight and knowledge to graduate students
EBGN557 Integer Programming
preparing for positions in industry. This series facilitates ac-
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management
tive involvement in the ETM program by industry executives
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
through teaching, student advising activities and more. Every
EBGN561 Stochastic Models in Management Science
fall semester the “Executive-in-Residence will present 5-7
EBGN568 Advanced Project Analysis
one hour seminars on a variety of topics related to leadership
EBGN650 Advanced Mathematical Programming
and strategy in the engineering and technology sectors. In ad-
Strategy and Innovation:
dition, all students are required to attend a two-day Commu-
EBGN564 Managing New Product Development
nications Seminar in their first fall semester of study in the
EBGN565 Marketing for Technology-Based Companies
ETM Program. The seminar will provide students a compre-
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
hensive approach to good quality communication skills, in-
EBGN567 Business Law and Technology
cluding presentation proficiency, organizational skills,
EBGN569 Business and Leadership Ethics
professional writing skills, meeting management, as well as
EBGN571 Marketing Research
other professional communication abilities. The Communica-
EBGN572 International Business Strategy
tions Seminar is designed to better prepare students for the
EBGN573 Entrepreneurial Finance
ETM learning experience, as well as their careers in industry
EBGN574 Inventing, Patenting, and Licensing
Transfer Credits
Course Descriptions in the Mineral Economics
Students who enter the M.S. in Engineering and Technol-
Program and the Engineering and Technology
ogy Management program may transfer up to 6 graduate
Management Program
course credits into the degree program. The student must
EBGN504 ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVEST-
have achieved a grade of B or better in all graduate transfer
MENT DECISION METHODS Time value of money con-
courses and the transfer credit must be approved by the stu-
cepts of present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate of
dent’s advisor and the Chair of the ETM Program.
return and break-even analysis are applied to after-tax eco-
Prerequisites for ETM Program:
nomic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
1. Probability and Statistics (MATH323 or MATH530), and
Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1) inflation and
2. Engineering Economics (EBGN321 or EBGN504).
escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjust-
ment of analysis using expected value concepts, and (4) mu-
Students not demonstrating satisfactory standing in these
tually exclusive alternative analysis and service producing
areas may be accepted; however, they will need to complete
alternatives. Case study analysis of a mineral or petroleum
the deficiency prior to enrolling in courses that require these
investment situation is required. Students may not take
subjects as prerequisites. It is strongly suggested that students
EBGN504 for credit if they have completed EBGN321.
complete any deficiencies prior to enrolling in graduate
degree course work.
EBGN505 INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING Concepts from
both financial and managerial accounting. Preparation and
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree Engineering
interpretation of financial statements and the use of this finan-
and Technology Management
cial information in evaluation and control of the organization.
Thesis and non-thesis students are required to complete the
Managerial concepts include the use of accounting informa-
following 18 hours of core courses:
tion in the development and implementation of a successful
a. Core Courses (18 credits)
global corporate strategy, and how control systems enhance
EBGN505 Industrial Accounting
the planning process.
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
EBGN509 MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS This course
EBGN525 Operations Research Methods
reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer tools
EBGN545 Corporate Finance
that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral Eco-
EBGN563 Management of Technology
nomics. It includes topics from differential and integral cal-
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culus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix algebra;
enhance logical modeling ability and to develop quantitative
difference equations; and linear, mathematical and dynamic
managerial and spreadsheet skills. The models cover applica-
programming. It shows how these tools are applied in an eco-
tions in the areas of energy and mining, marketing, finance,
nomic and business context with applications taken from the
production, transportation, logistics and work-force scheduling.
mineral and energy industries. It requires both analytical as
Prerequisite: MATH111 or permission of instructor.
well as computer solutions. At the end of the course you will
EBGN528 INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION The
be able to appreciate and apply mathematics for better per-
course focuses on creating computerized models of real or
sonal, economic and business decision making. Prerequisites:
proposed complex systems for performance evaluation. Sim-
Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111; or permission of
ulation provides a cost effective way of pre-testing proposed
instructor.
systems and answering “what-if” questions before incurring
EBGN510 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS The
the expense of actual implementations. The course is in-
threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity analysis
structed in the state-of-the-art computer lab (CTLM), where
and the problem of mineral market instability; cartels and the
each student is equipped with a personal computer and inter-
nature of mineral pricing; the environment; government in-
acts with the instructor during the lecture. Professional version
volvement; mineral policy issues; and international mineral
of a widely used commercial software package, “Arena”, is
trade. This course is designed for entering students in mineral
used to build models, analyze and interpret the results. Other
economics. Prerequisite: Principles of Microeconomics or
business analysis and productivity tools that enhance the
permission of instructor.
analysis capabilities of the simulation software are intro-
EBGN511 MICROECONOMICS The first of two courses
duced to show how to search for optimal solutions within the
dealing with applied economic theory. This part concentrates
simulation models. Both discrete-event and continuous simu-
on the behavior of individual segments of the economy, the
lation models are covered through extensive use of appli-
theory of consumer behavior and demand, the theory of pro-
cations including call centers, various manufacturing
duction and costs, duality, welfare measures, price and out-
operations, production/inventory systems, bulk-material han-
put level determination by business firms, and the structure
dling and mining, port operations, high-way traffic systems
of product and input markets. Prerequisites: Principles of Mi-
and computer networks. Prerequisites: MATH111,
croeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509; or permission of in-
MATH5301; or permission of instructor.
structor.
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: Principles of Microeconomics,
to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: Principles
MATH111; or permission of instructor.
of Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN510,
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
EBGN515 ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING The
application of microeconomic theory to business strategy.
EBGN535 ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
Understanding the horizontal, vertical, and product bound-
MARKETS Metal supply from main product, byproduct,
aries of the modern firm. A framework for analyzing the na-
and secondary production. Metal demand and intensity of use
ture and extent of competition in a firm's dynamic business
analysis. Market organization and price formation. Public
environment. Developing strategies for creating and sustain-
policy, comparative advantage, and international metal trade.
ing competitive advantage.
Metals and economic development in the developing coun-
tries and former centrally planned economies. Environmental
EBGN525 OPERATIONS RESEARCH METHODS The
policy and mining and mineral processing. Students prepare
core of this course is a scientific approach to planning and
and present a major research paper. Prerequisites: Principles
decision-making problems that arise in business. The course
of Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN510,
covers deterministic optimization models (linear program-
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
ming, integer programming and network modeling) and a
brief introduction to stochastic (probabilistic) models with
EBGN536 MINERAL POLICIES & INTERNATIONAL
Monte-Carlo simulation. Applications of the models are
INVESTMENT Identification and evaluation of inter-
covered using spreadsheets. The intent of the course is to
national mineral investment policies and company responses
using economic, business and legal concepts. Assessment of
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policy issues in light of stakeholder interests and needs.
for passive and active approaches to investment manage-
Theoretical issues are introduced and then applied to case
ment. Investment management functions and policies, and
studies, policy drafting, and negotiation exercises to assure
portfolio performance evaluation are also considered. Pre-
both conceptual and practical understanding of the issues.
requisites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111,
Special attention is given to the formation of national policies
MATH5301; or permission of instructor.
and corporate decision making concerning fiscal regimes,
EBGN547 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Analysis
project financing, environmental protection, land use and
of the sources, causes and effects of risks associated with
local community concerns and the content of exploration and
holding, operating and managing assets by individuals and
extraction agreements. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeco-
organizations; evaluation of the need and importance of man-
nomics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; per-
aging these risks; and discussion of the methods employed
mission of instructor.
and the instruments utilized to achieve risk shifting objec-
EBGN541 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Theories and evi-
tives. The course concentrates on the use of derivative assets
dence on international trade and development. Determinants
in the risk management process. These derivatives include
of static and dynamic comparative advantage. The arguments
futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps, collars and floors.
for and against free trade. Economic development in non-
Exposure to market and credit risks will be explored and
industrialized countries. Sectoral development policies and
ways of handling them will be reviewed and critiqued
industrialization. The special problems and opportunities
through analysis of case studies from the mineral and energy
created by extensive mineral resource endowments. The
industries. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
impact of value-added processing and export diversification
MATH111, MATH5301, EBGN5052; EBGN545 or
on development. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconom-
EBGN546; or permission of instructor. Recommended:
ics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN511; or permission of in-
EBGN509, EBGN511.
structor.
EBGN552 NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING As an ad-
EBGN542 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Role of energy
vanced course in optimization, this course will address both
and minerals in the development process. Sectoral policies
unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special atten-
and corresponding algorithms (e.g., Gradient Search and
tion to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse
Newton’s Method, and Lagrange Multiplier Methods and Re-
effects, downstream processing, and diversification.
duced Gradient Algorithms, respectively). Applications of
Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111,
state-of-the-art hardware and software will emphasize solv-
EBGN509, EBGN511, EBGN512; or permission of instruc-
ing real-world problems in areas such as mining, energy,
tor.
transportation, and the military. Prerequisite: MATH111;
EBGN545 CORPORATE FINANCE The fundamentals of
EBGN525 or EBGN555; or permission of instructor.
corporate finance as they pertain to the valuation of invest-
EBGN553 PROJECT MANAGEMENT An introductory
ments, firms, and the securities they issue. Included are the
course focusing on analytical techniques for managing projects
relevant theories associated with capital budgeting, financing
and on developing skills for effective project leadership and
decisions, and dividend policy. This course provides an
management through analysis of case studies. Topics include
in-depth study of the theory and practice of corporate finan-
project portfolio management, decomposition of project
cial management including a study of the firm’s objectives,
work, estimating resource requirements, planning and budget-
investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, and
ing, scheduling, analysis of uncertainty, resource loading and
working capital management. Prerequisite: EBGN5052 or
leveling, project monitoring and control, earned value analy-
permission of instructor.
sis and strategic project leadership. Guest speakers from in-
EBGN546 INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGE-
dustry discuss and amplify the relevance of course topics to
MENT This course covers institutional information, valua-
their specific areas of application (construction, product de-
tion theory and empirical analysis of alternative financial
velopment, engineering design, R&D, process development,
investments, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETS, and
etc.). Students learn Microsoft Project and complete a course
(to a limited extent) derivative securities. Special attention is
project using this software, demonstrating proficiency ana-
paid to the role of commodities (esp. metals and energy prod-
lyzing project progress and communicating project informa-
ucts) as an alternative investment class. After an overview of
tion to stakeholders. Prerequisite: EBGN5043 or permission
time value of money and arbitrage and their application to
of instructor.
the valuation of stocks and bonds, there is extensive treat-
EBGN555 LINEAR PROGRAMMING This course ad-
ment of optimal portfolio selection for risk averse investors,
dresses the formulation of linear programming models, ex-
mean-variance efficient portfolio theory, index models, and
amines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
equilibrium theories of asset pricing including the capital
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
asset pricing model (CAPM) and arbitrage pricing theory
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
(APT). Market efficiency is discussed, as are its implications
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
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time permits, multi-objective programming and stochastic
sion analysis and utility theory to the analysis of strategic de-
programming are introduced. Applications of linear program-
cision problems. Focuses on the application of quantitative
ming models discussed in this course include, but are not
methods to business problems characterized by risk and un-
limited to, the areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, min-
certainty. Choice problems such as decisions concerning
ing, transportation and logistics, and the military. Prerequi-
major capital investments, corporate acquisitions, new prod-
site: MATH111; MATH332 or EBGN509; or permission of
uct introductions, and choices among alternative technolo-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gies are conceptualized and structured using the concepts
EBGN556 NETWORK MODELS Network models are lin-
introduced in this course. Prerequisite: EBGN5043 or permis-
ear programming problems that possess special mathematical
sion of instructor.
structures. This course examines a variety of network mod-
EBGN561 STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
els, specifically, spanning tree problems, shortest path prob-
SCIENCE The course introduces tools of “probabilistic
lems, maximum flow problems, minimum cost flow
analysis” that are frequently used in the formal studies of
problems, and transportation and assignment problems. For
management. We see methodologies that help to quantify the
each class of problem, we present applications in areas such
dynamic relationships of sequences of “random” events that
as manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transportation and
evolve over time. Topics include static and dynamic Monte-
logistics, and the military. We also discuss an algorithm or
Carlo simulation, discrete and continuous time Markov
two applicable to each problem class. As time permits, we
Chains, probabilistic dynamic programming, Markov deci-
explore combinatorial problems that can be depicted on
sion processes, queuing processes and networks, Brownian
graphs, e.g., the traveling salesman problem and the Chinese
motion and stochastic control. Applications from a wide
postman problem, and discuss the tractability issues associ-
range of fields will be introduced including marketing, fi-
ated with these problems in contrast to “pure” network mod-
nance, production, logistics and distribution, energy and
els. Prerequisites: MATH111; EBGN525 or EBGN555; or
service systems. In addition to an intuitive understanding
permission of the instructor.
of analytical techniques to model stochastic processes, the
EBGN557 INTEGER PROGRAMMING This course ad-
course emphasizes how to use related software packages for
dresses the formulation of linear integer programming mod-
managerial decision-making. Prerequisites: MATH111,
els, examines the standard brand-and-bound algorithm for
MATH5301; or permission of instructor.
solving such models, and covers advanced topics related to
EBGN563 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY Case
increasing the tractability of such models. These advanced
studies and reading assignments explore strategies for profit-
topics include the application of cutting planes and strong
ing from technology assets and technological innovation. The
formulations, as well as decomposition and reformulation
roles of strategy, core competencies, product and process
techniques, e.g., Lagrangian relaxation, Benders decomposi-
development, manufacturing, R&D, marketing, strategic
tion, column generation. Prerequisites: MATH111;
partnerships, alliances, intellectual property, organizational
EBGN525 or EBGN555; or permission of instructor.
architectures, leadership and politics are explored in the
EBGN559 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT The focus of
context of technological innovation. The critical role of orga-
the course is to show how a firm can achieve better “supply-
nizational knowledge and learning in a firm’s ability to lever-
demand matching” through the implementation of rigorous
age technological innovation to gain competitive advantage
mathematical models and various operational/tactical strate-
is explored. The relationships between an innovation, the
gies. We look at organizations as entities that must match the
competencies of the innovating firm, the ease of duplication
supply of what they produce with the demand for their prod-
of the innovation by outsiders, the nature of complementary
ucts. A considerable portion of the course is devoted to math-
assets needed to successfully commercialize an innovation
ematical models that treat uncertainty in the supply-chain.
and the appropriate strategy for commercializing the inno-
Topics include managing economies of scale for functional
vation are developed. Students explore the role of network
products, managing market-mediation costs for innovative
effects in commercialization strategies, particularly with re-
products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
spect to standards wars aimed at establishing new dominant
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain con-
designs. Prerequisite: EBGN5043 recommended.
tracts and revenue management. Additional “special topics”
EBGN564 MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOP-
may be introduced, such as reverse logistics issues in the
MENT Develops interdisciplinary skills required for suc-
supply-chain or contemporary operational and financial hedg-
cessful product development in today’s competitive
ing strategies, as time permits. Prerequisites: MATH111,
marketplace. Small product development teams step through
MATH5301; or permission of instructor.
the new product development process in detail, learning
EBGN560 DECISION ANALYSIS Introduction to the sci-
about available tools and techniques to execute each process
ence of decision making and risk theory. Application of deci-
step along the way. Each student brings his or her individual
disciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to
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synthesize that perspective with those of the other students in
tween the organization and outside constituents and as such
the group to develop a sound, marketable product. Prerequi-
present challenges in the areas of: honesty and fairness, de-
site: EBGN563 recommended.
ceptive advertising, price fixing and anti-trust, product mis-
EBGN565 MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
representation and liability, billing issues. This course
COMPANIES This class explores concepts and practices
explores organizational successes and failures to better un-
related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment,
derstand how to manage this area. Prerequisite: Permission
including the defining characteristics of high-technology in-
of instructor.
dustries; different types and patterns of innovations and their
EBGN570 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS The role of
marketing implications; the need for (and difficulties in)
markets and other economic considerations in controlling
adopting a customer-orientation; tools used to gather market-
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource
ing research/intelligence in technology-driven industries; use
allocation incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in envi-
of strategic alliances and partnerships in marketing technol-
ronmental policy decisions and the associated problems with
ogy; adaptations to the “4 P’s”; regulatory and ethical consid-
measuring benefits and costs. Prerequisites: Principles of
erations in technological arenas. Prerequisite: Permission of
Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN510; or per-
instructor.
mission of instructor.
EBGN566 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP Intro-
EBGN571 MARKETING RESEARCH The purpose of this
duces concepts related to starting and expanding a techno-
course is to gain a deep understanding of the marketing re-
logical-based corporation. Presents ideas such as developing
search decisions facing product managers in technology based
a business and financing plan, role of intellectual property,
companies. While the specific responsibilities of a product
and the importance of a good R&D program. Prerequisite:
manager vary across industries and firms, three main activities
Permission of instructor.
common to the position are: (1) analysis of market informa-
EBGN567 BUSINESS LAW AND TECHNOLOGY Com-
tion, (2) marketing strategy development, and (3) implement-
puter software and hardware are the most complex and
ing strategy through marketing mix decisions. In this course
rapidly developing intellectual creations of modern man.
students will develop an understanding of available market-
Computers provide unprecedented power in accessing and
ing research methods and the ability to use marketing research
manipulating data. Computers work in complex systems that
information to make strategic and tactical decisions. Prerequi-
require standardization and compatibility to function. Each of
site: MATH5301.
these special features has engendered one or more bodies of
EBGN572 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
law. Complex intellectual creation demands comprehensive
The purpose of this course is to gain understanding of the
intellectually property protection. Computer technology,
complexities presented by managing businesses in an inter-
however, differs fundamentally from previous objects of
national environment. International business has grown
intellectual property protection, and thus does not fit easily
rapidly in recent decades due to technological expansion,
into traditional copyright and patent law. This course covers
liberalization of government policies on trade and resource
topics that relate to these complex special features of com-
movements, development of institutions needed to support
puter and technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
and facilitate international transactions, and increased global
EBGN568 ADVANCED PROJECT ANALYSIS An ad-
competition. Due to these factors, foreign countries increas-
vanced course in economic analysis that will look at more
ingly are a source of both production and sales for domestic
complex issues associated with valuing investments and
companies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
projects. Discussion will focus on development and applica-
EBGN573 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE Entrepreneur-
tion of concepts in after-tax environments and look at other
ial activity has been a potent source of innovation and job
criteria and their impact in the decision-making and valuation
generation in the global economy. In the U.S., the majority of
process. Applications to engineering and technology aspects
new jobs are generated by new entrepreneurial firms. The fi-
will be discussed. Effective presentation of results will be an
nancial issues confronting entrepreneurial firms are drasti-
important component of the course. Prerequisite: EBGN5043
cally different from those of established companies. The
or permission of instructor.
focus in this course will be on analyzing the unique financial
EBGN569 BUSINESS ETHICS This business and leadership
issues which face entrepreneurial firms and to develop a set
ethics course is designed to immerse you in organizational
of skills that has wide applications for such situations. Pre-
ethical decision-making processes, issues, organizational
requisites: EBGN505, EBGN545; or permission of instructor.
control mechanisms, and benefits of developing comprehen-
EBGN574 INVENTING, PATENTING, AND LISCENSING
sive and due diligence ethics programs. As a business practi-
The various forms of intellectual property, including patents,
tioner, most activities both inside and outside the
trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition
organization have ethical dimensions. Particularly, many
are discussed; the terminology of inventing, patenting and li-
business functions represent boundary spanning roles be-
censing is reviewed, and an overview of the complete
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process is given; the statutes most frequently encountered in
mineral commodity markets; hypothesis testing; forecasting
dealing with patents (35 USC §101, §102, §103 and §112)
with econometric models, time series analysis, and simula-
are introduced and explained; the basics of searching the
tion. Prerequisites: MATH111, MATH5301, EBGN509; or
prior art are presented; participants 'walk through' case histo-
permission of instructor.
ries illustrating inventing, patenting, licensing, as well as
EBGN598 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
patent infringement and litigation; the importance of proper
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
documentation at all stages of the process is explained; the
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
"do's" and "don't" of disclosing inventions are presented; var-
Usually the course is offered only once. Repeatable for
ious types of agreements are discussed including license
credit under different titles.
agreements; methods for evaluating the market potential of
new products are presented; the resources available for in-
EBGN599 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ventors are reviewed; inventing and patenting in the corpo-
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
rate environment are discussed; the economic impacts of
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
patents are addressed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
tent, and credit hours. Contact the Economics and Business
Offered in Field session and Summer session only.
Division office for credit limits toward the degree.
EBGN575 ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUA-
EBGN610 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECO-
TION The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in
NOMICS Optimal resource use in a dynamic context using
mineral and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation
mathematical programming, optimal control theory and game
Principle. The measurement of political risk and its impact
theory. Constrained optimization techniques are used to eval-
on project value. Extensive use of real cases. Prerequisites:
uate the impact of capital constraints, exploration activity
Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN5043,
and environmental regulations. Offered when student de-
mand is sufficient. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconom-
EBGN5052, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permis-
sion of instructor.
ics, MATH111, MATH5301, EBGN509, EBGN510,
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
EBGN580 EXPLORATION ECONOMICS Exploration
planning and decision making for oil and gas, and metallic
EBGN611 ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS A second
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration ac-
graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
tivity and productivity. Prerequisites: Principles of Micro-
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics
economics, EBGN510; or permission of instructor. Offered
include consumer theory, production theory and the use of
when student demand is sufficient.
game theoretic and dynamic optimization tools. Prerequi-
sites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111, MATH5301,
EBGN585 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MAN-
EBGN509, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
AGEMENT CAPSTONE This course represents the culmina-
tion of the ETM Program. This course is about the strategic
EBGN650. ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL PROGRAM-
management process – how strategies are developed and
MING (II) (WI) As an advanced course in optimization, this
implemented in organizations. It examines senior manage-
course will summarize and bring together concepts from pre-
ment’s role in formulating strategy and the role that all an
vious optimization courses in linear, integer, nonlinear pro-
organization’s managers play in implementing a well thought
gramming, and network models. Specific topics to be
out strategy. Among the topics discussed in this course are
covered include Numerical Stability in Linear Programs, In-
(1) how different industry conditions support different types
terior Point Method, Strong Integer Programming Formula-
of strategies; (2) how industry conditions change and the
tions, Benders Decomposition, Column Generation, and
implication of those changes for strategic management; and
Stochastic Programming. Applications of state-of-the-art
(3) how organizations develop and maintain capabilities that
hardware and software will emphasize solving real-world
lead to sustained competitive advantage. This course consists
problems in areas such as mining, energy, transportation and
of learning fundamental concepts associated with strategic
the military. Prerequisites: EBGN555, EBGN557; or permis-
management process and competing in a web-based strategic
sion of instructor.
management simulation to support the knowledge that you
EBGN690 ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS A second
have developed. Prerequisites: MATH5301, EBGN5043; or
course in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this course
permission of instructor.
provides a more theoretical and mathematical understanding
EBGN590 ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING
of econometrics. Matrix algebra is used and model construc-
tion and hypothesis testing are emphasized rather than fore-
Using statistical techniques to fit economic models to data.
Topics include ordinary least squares and single equation
casting. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
regression models; two stage least squares and multiple equa-
MATH111, MATH5301, EBGN509, EBGN590; or permis-
tion econometric models; specification error, serial correla-
sion of instructor. Recommended: EBGN511.
tion, heteroskedasticity; distributive lag; applications to
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EBGN695 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Lectures
Engineering
provide an overview of methods used in economic research
TERENCE E. PARKER, Professor and Division Director
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral Eco-
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor and Assistant Division
nomics and information on how to carry out research and
Director
present research results. Students will be required to write
MARTE S. GUTIERREZ, James R. Paden Chair Distinguished
and present a research paper that will be submitted for pub-
Professor
lication. It is expected that this paper will lead to a Ph.D.
KEVIN MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Distinguished Professor
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
dissertation proposal. It is a good idea for students to start
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
thinking about potential dissertation topic areas as they study
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
for their qualifier. This course is also recommended for stu-
NING LU, Professor
dents writing Master’s thesis or who want guidance in doing
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Senior Vice President for Strategic
independent research relating to the economics and business
Enterprises, Professor
aspects of energy, minerals and related environmental and
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
technological topics. Prerequisites: MATH5301, EBGN509,
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor
EBGN510, EBGN511, EBGN590 or permission of instruc-
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
tor.
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Associate Professor
EBGN698 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
BUSINESS Pilot course or special topics course. Topics
MICHAEL MOONEY, Associate Professor
chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s).
DAVID MUNOZ, Associate Professor
Usually the course is offered only once. Repeatable for
PAUL PAPAS, Associate Professor
credit under different titles.
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
EBGN699 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member
MONEESH UPMANYU, Associate Professor
when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, con-
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
tent, and credit hours. Contact the Economics and Business
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
Division office for credit limits toward the degree.
ROBERT J. BRAUN, Assistant Professor
EBGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH: MASTER OF
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion of
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
the Master of Science with Thesis degree. Research must be
SIDDHARTH SURYANARAYANAN, Assistant Professor
carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s fac-
CAMERON TURNER, Assistant Professor
ulty advisor. Variable class and semester hours. Repeatable
MICHAEL WAKIN, Assistant Professor
for credit.
JUDITH WANG, Assistant Professor
EBGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH: DOCTOR OF PHI-
MANOJA WEISS, Assistant Professor
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Senior Lecturer
LOSOPHY Research credit hours required for completion of
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Senior Lecturer
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Research must be carried
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Senior Lecturer
out under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty advi-
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Lecturer
sor. Variable class and semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
CARA COAD, Lecturer
CANDACE S. SULZBACH, Lecturer
ROBERT D. SUTTON, Lecturer
Notes
ALAXANDRA WAYLLACE, Lecturer
1
HAROLD W. OLSEN, Research Professor
MATH323 may be substituted for MATH530.
JINSONG WANG, Research Associate Professor
2 EBGN305 and EBGN306 together may be substituted for
HUAYANG ZHU, Research Associate Professor
EBGN505 with permission.
CHRISTOPHER B. DRYER, Research Assistant Professor
3 EBGN321 may be substituted for EBGN504.
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed in
the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
Degrees Offered:
Master of Science (Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
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Program Overview:
circuits, computer vision and pattern recognition, sensor de-
The Engineering program offers a multidisciplinary gradu-
velopment, mobile manipulation and autonomous systems.
ate education with an option to specialize in one of the three
Applications can be found in renewable energy and power
disciplines-Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Stu-
systems, materials processing, sensor and control networks,
dents may also choose a more interdisciplinary degree with a
bio-engineering, intelligent structures, and geosystems.
specialty title "Engineering Systems." The program demands
BioEngineering focuses on the application of engineering
academic rigor and depth yet also addresses real-world prob-
principles to the musculoskeletal system and other connec-
lems in advanced engineering and technology. The Division
tive tissues. Research activities include experimental, com-
of Engineering has eight areas of research activity that stem
putational, and theoretical approaches with applications in
from the core fields of Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical En-
the areas of computer assisted surgery and medical robotics,
gineering.
(1) Geotechnical Engineering and (2) Structural
medical imaging, patient specific biomechanical modeling,
Engineering are strongly aligned with the Civil Engineering
intelligent prosthetics and implants, bioinstrumentation, and
Specialty. (3) Energy Systems and Power Electronics, and
supermolecular biomaterials. The Bioengineering group has
(4) Sensing, Communications and Control, are strongly
strong research ties with other campus departments, the local
aligned with the Electrical Engineering Discipline. (5) Bio-
medical community, and industry partners.
engineering, (6) Energy Conversion Systems and Thermal
Energy Conversion Systems and Thermal Sciences is a
Sciences, and (7) Material Mechanics are aligned with the
research area with a wide array of multidisciplinary applica-
Mechanical Engineering specialty. Finally, (8) Robotics in-
tions including clean energy systems, materials processing,
cludes elements from both the Electrical and Mechanical dis-
combustion, and bioengineering. Graduate students in this
ciplines. Note that in many cases, individual research
area typically specialize in Mechanical Engineering but also
projects encompass more than one research area.
have the opportunity to specialize in interdisciplinary pro-
Geotechnical Engineering has current activity in compu-
grams such as Materials Science.
tational and analytical geomechanics, probabilistic geotech-
Material Mechanics investigations consider solid-state
nics, experimental and theoretical investigations into coupled
material behavior as it relates to microstructural evolution
flows and unsaturated soil behavior, and intelligent geo-sys-
and control, nano-mechanics, functionally graded materials,
tems including geo-construction sensing and automation. The
biomaterial analysis and characterization, artificial bio-
geotechnical faculty and students work primarily within the
material design, and fracture mechanics. Research in this
Civil Specialty of the Engineering graduate programs, how-
area tends to have a strong computational physics component
ever strong interdisciplinary ties are maintained with other
covering a broad range of length and time scales that embrace
groups in Engineering and with other Departments at CSM.
ab initio calculations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and
Structural Engineering focuses on frontier, multidiscipli-
continuum modeling. These tools are used to study metallic
nary research in the following areas: high strength and self
and ceramic systems as well as natural biomaterials. Strong
consolidating concrete, experimental and computational
ties exist between this group and activities within the campus
structural dynamics, vibration control, damage diagnosis, and
communities of physics, materials science, mathematics and
advanced data processing and analysis for sensory systems,
chemical engineering.
disaster assessment and mitigation, and structural nonde-
Robotics is an emerging area at CSM that merges research
structive evaluation.
in mechanical design, control systems, sensing, and mecha-
Energy Systems and Power Electronics is focused on both
tronics to develop automated and autonomous systems that
fundamental and applied research in the interrelated fields of
can be used to carry out tasks that are dirty, dangerous, dull,
conventional electric power systems and electric machinery,
or difficult.
renewable energy and distributed generation, energy eco-
nomics and policy issues, power quality, power electronics
Program Details
and drives. The overall scope of research encompasses a
The M.S. Engineering degree (Thesis or Non-Thesis Op-
broad spectrum of electrical energy applications including in-
tion) requires 30 credit hours. Requirements for the thesis
vestor-owned utilities, rural electric associations, manufac-
M.S. are 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis re-
turing facilities, regulatory agencies, and consulting
search. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of course-
engineering firms.
work. For the M.S. degree, a maximum of 9 credits can be
Sensing, Communications and Control is an interdiscipli-
transferred in from another institution (note that these
nary research area that encompasses the fields of control sys-
courses must not have been used to satisfy the requirements
tems, wireless communications, signal and image processing,
for an undergraduate degree). Graduate level courses taken at
robotics, and mechatronics. Focus areas include intelligent
other universities for which a grade equivalent to a "B" or
and learning control systems, fault detection and system
better was received will be considered for transfer credit via
identification, compressive sensing, wireless communication
a petition to the Division Director.
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The Division of Engineering also offers five year com-
l
To determine the creative and technical potential of
bined BS/MS degree programs These programs offer an ex-
the student to solve open-ended and challenging problems.
pedited graduate school application process and allow
l
To determine the student's technical communica-
students to begin graduate coursework while still finishing
tion skills.
their undergraduate degree requirements. This program is
described in the undergraduate catalog and is in place for En-
Ph.D. Qualifying exams will typically be held in each reg-
gineering students. In addition, the five year program is of-
ular semester to accommodate graduate students admitted in
fered in collaboration with the Departments of Physics and
either the Fall or Spring. In the event of a student failing the
Chemistry and allows students to obtain specific engineering
Qualifying exam, she/he will be given one further opportu-
skills that complement their physics or chemistry back-
nity to pass the exam in the following semester. A second
ground. The Physics five-year program offers tracks in Elec-
failure of the Qualifying Exam in a given specialty would
trical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Details on
lead to removal of the student from the Ph.D. program.
these five-year programs can be found in the CSM Under-
After passing the Qualifying Examination, the Ph.D. stu-
graduate Bulletin. Course schedules for these five-year pro-
dent is allowed up to 18 months to prepare a written Thesis
grams can be obtained in the Engineering, Physics and
Proposal and present it formally to the graduate committee
Chemistry Departmental Offices.
and other interested faculty.
The Ph.D. Engineering degree requires 72 credit hours of
Admission to Candidacy. Full-time students must com-
course work and research credits. Graduate level courses
plete the following requirements within two calendar years of
taken at other universities for which a grade equivalent to a
enrolling in the Ph.D. program.
"B" or better was received will be considered for transfer
l
Have a Thesis Committee appointment form on file
credit via a petition to the Division Director (note that these
in the Graduate Office:
courses must not have been used to satisfy the requirements
l
for an undergraduate degree).
Have passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam demon-
strating adequate preparation for, and satisfactory ability to
Students must have an advisor from the Engineering Divi-
conduct doctoral research.
sion Graduate Faculty to direct and monitor their academic
plan, research and independent studies. Master of Science
Upon completion of these requirements, students must
(thesis option) students must have at least three members on
complete an Admission to Candidacy form. This form must
their graduate committee, two of whom must be permanent
be signed by the Thesis Committee and the Division Director
faculty in the Engineering Division. Ph.D. graduate commit-
and filed with the Graduate Office.
tees must have at least five members; at least three members
At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option) and Ph.D.
must be permanent faculty in the Engineering Division, and
programs, the student will be required to make a formal pres-
at least one member must be from the department in which
entation and defense of her/his thesis research.
the student is pursuing a minor program. The minor program
Prerequisites
of study provides breadth in the degree through formal
The minimum requirements for admission for the M.S.,
coursework.
and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering are a baccalaureate degree
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam. Students wishing to enroll in the
in engineering, computer science, a physical science, or math
Engineering PhD program will be required to pass a Qualify-
with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
ing Exam. Normally, full-time PhD candidates will take the
Graduate Record Examination score of 650 (math) and a
Qualifying Exam in their first year, but it must be taken
TOEFL score of 550 or higher (paper based), 213 (computer
within three semesters of entering the program. Part-time
based) for applicants whose native language is not English.
candidates will normally be expected to take the Qualifying
Applicants from an engineering program at CSM are not re-
Exam within no more than six semesters of entering the pro-
quired to submit GRE scores.
gram.
The Engineering Graduate committee evaluating an appli-
The purpose of the Qualifying Exam is to assess some of
cant may require that the student take undergraduate reme-
the attributes expected of a successful PhD student. Each
dial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies, which
specialty area (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Engineering
does not count toward the graduate program. The committee
Systems) will administer their own PhD Qualifying Exams;
will decide whether to recommend to the Dean of Graduate
however, the agreed objectives are to assess the students in
Studies and Research regular or provisional admission, and
the following three categories.
may ask the applicant to come for an interview.
l
To determine the student's ability to review, synthe-
As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, no more than 9
size and apply fundamental concepts.
400-level credits of course work may be counted towards any
graduate degree. In general, the student cannot use 400 level
course credits that have been previously used to obtain the
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Bachelor of Science degree. This requirement must be taken
1. The Advisor will coordinate with the Civil faculty to
into account as students choose courses for each degree pro-
generate a written take-home exam based on materials
gram detailed below. For all of the Engineering Degrees, a
covered in the students area of interest. This will typically
maximum of 6 Independent Study course units, as appropri-
involve two questions, and may cover material from the
ate to the degree structure, can be used to fulfill degree re-
Engineering (Civil Specialty) core courses.
quirements.
2. A written report (approx 10 pages) and oral presentation
Civil Engineering Specialty (EGGN-CE)
based on a topic that will be chosen by the graduate student’s
There are two main emphasis areas within the Civil Engi-
committee. The report will typically be a review paper on a re-
neering specialty in: (1) Geotechnical engineering, and (2)
search theme that will be related to the student’s area of inter-
Structural engineering. However thesis research activities
est and likely thesis topic. The purpose of this requirement, is
will regularly overlap with the other emphasis areas within
to examine some of the attributes expected of a successful
the Division as listed in the Program Description above. The
PhD candidate. These include, but are not restricted to:
intent is to offer a highly flexible curriculum that will be at-
u The ability to perform a literature review through
tractive to candidates seeking Civil Engineering careers in ei-
libraries and internet sites;
ther industry or academe. In addition to the Civil Engineering
u The ability to distill information into a written report;
courses offered within the Engineering Division, technical
electives will be available from other CSM departments such
u The ability to produce a high quality written and oral
as Environmental Science and Engineering, Geological Engi-
presentation.
neering and Mining, as well as Electrical and Mechanical
The research theme for the written report will be provided
courses from within the Engineering Division.
at the same time as the questions in part one above. All
M.S. Degree (EGGN-CE)
written material will be due one week later. As early as pos-
sible after that time, a one hour meeting will be scheduled
Must take at least three courses from the list of
for the student to make his/her oral presentation. After the
Engineering (Civil Speciality) Courses.
9 cr
oral presentation, the student will be questioned on the pres-
EGGN504 Engineering (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
entation and on any other issues relating to the written report
Technical Electives
and take home examination.
(Thesis option: Courses must be approved by the
Electrical Engineering Specialty (EGGN-EE)
Thesis Committee)
14 cr
Within the Electrical Engineering specialty, there are two
(Non-Thesis option: Courses must be approved by
emphasis areas: (1) Sensing, Communications and Control,
the Faculty Advisor)
20 cr
and (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics. Students are
Non-thesis students may include up to 6 cr hours of
encouraged to decide between emphasis areas before pursu-
Independent Study (EGGN 599)
ing an advanced degree. Students are also encouraged to
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
6 cr
speak to members of the EE graduate faculty before register-
Total
30 cr
ing for classes and to select an academic advisor as soon as
possible.
Ph.D. Degree (EGGN-CE)
Must take at least three courses from the list of
M.S. Degree (EGGN-EE)
Civil Engineering Courses
9 cr
Select from the list of core Electrical Engineering
Courses within one track
12 cr
EGGN504 Engineering Systems (Civil) Seminar
1 cr
EGGN504 Engineering (Electrical) Seminar
1 cr
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
Technical Electives (approved by thesis committee
Technical Electives
or advisor for non-thesis option)
11 cr
Approved by the graduate committee
26 cr
EGGN705 Graduate Research Credit: Master
Thesis Research
24 cr
of Science (thesis students)
Total
72 cr
Or
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Civil Specialty)
Electrical Engineering Electives (taught by an approved
Engineering (Civil Specialty) students wishing
professor in one of the EE specialty tracks)
6 cr
to enroll in the PhD program will be required to pass a
Qualifying Exam. Normally, PhD. students will take the
Total
30 cr
Qualifying Exam in their first year, but it must be taken
within three semesters of entering the program.
The exam will have two parts:
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Ph.D. Degree (EGGN-EE)
or
Select from the list of core Electrical Engineering
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be approved
Courses within one track
12 cr
by the faculty advisor)
15 cr
EGGN504 Engineering (Electrical) Seminar
1 cr
Thesis Research (Thesis option)
6 cr
Technical Electives (approved by thesis committee)
23 cr
Technical Electives (thesis option: approved by
Minor Program (approved by thesis committee)
12 cr
thesis committee; non-thesis option: approved
by faculty advisor)
6 cr
EGGN706 Graduate Research Credit: Doctor of
Philosophy
24 cr
Total
30 cr
Total
72 cr
Ph.D. Degree (EGGN-ME)
Required Core:
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Electrical Specialty)
EGGN501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
EGGN502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
which is intended to gauge the student's capability to pursue
EGGN504 Engineering (Mechanical) Seminar
1 cr
research in the Electrical Engineering specialty. The Qualify-
ing Examination includes both written and oral sections. The
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
written section is based on material from the Division's under-
From the list of Mechanical Engineering Courses
18 cr
graduate Engineering degree with Electrical Specialty. The
Thesis Research
24 cr
oral part of the exam covers either two of the track courses (of
the student's choice) in the Electrical Specialty, or a paper from
Technical Electives (must be approved by the thesis
the literature chosen by the student and the student's advisor.
committee)
9 cr
The student's advisor and two additional Electrical Specialty
Total
72 cr
faculty members (typically from the student's thesis committee
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam (Mechanical Specialty)
representing their track) administer the oral exam.
Doctoral students must pass a Qualifying Examination,
Normally, Ph.D. students will take both parts of the Qualify-
which is intended to gauge the academic qualifications of the
ing Examination in their first year, but they must both be taken
candidate for conducting dissertation research in Mechanical
within three semesters of entering the graduate program.
Engineering. The qualifying examination is based on one of
Mechanical Engineering Specialty (EGGN-ME)
three concentration areas (thermo-fluids, mechanics of mate-
rials, and biomechanics) and includes both a written and oral
Within the Mechanical Engineering specialty, there are two
examination. This examination is comprehensive in nature
emphasis areas: (1) Material Mechanics, (2) Energy Conversion
and is designed to address material from both the student's
Systems and Thermal Sciences, and (3) Bioengineering. Within
undergraduate and initial graduate course work. The student
the material mechanics emphasis area, materials processing, ma-
is expected to demonstrate adequate breadth and depth of
terials simulation and process control are investigated from per-
knowledge as well as an ability to analyze and address new
spectives ranging from fundamental physical underpinnings to
problems related to the concentration area.
industrial application. Within the thermal sciences emphasis
area, the focus is upon energy conversion devices as framed by
Engineering Systems Specialty (EGGN)
traditional subjects such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and
Graduate students who choose an interdisciplinary educa-
combustion within Bioengineering, coursework and research
tion in Engineering Systems may do so using the curriculum
projects focus on the musculoskeletal system and other correc-
below.
tive tissues. Students are required to complete a set of core
M.S. Degree (EGGN)
classes intended to prepare them for both theoretical and experi-
Required Core:
mental aspects of research in mechanical engineering. The pro-
EGGN501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
gram has strong ties to the chemical engineering, materials
EGGN502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
science and physics communities, and students will typically
EGGN504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
take courses in one or more of these areas after completing the
Seminar
1 cr
core class requirements.
Technical Electives
M.S. Degree (EGGN-ME)
(Thesis Option: Courses must be
Required Core:
approved by the graduate thesis committee)
15 cr
EGGN501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
(Non-Thesis Option: Courses must be
EGGN502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
approved by the faculty advisor)
21 cr
EGGN504 Engineering Systems (Mechanical) Seminar 1 cr
Thesis Research (Thesis Option)
6 cr
From the list of Mechanical Engineering Courses
Total
30 cr
(Thesis Option: Courses must be approved by
the thesis committee)
9 cr
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Ph.D. Degree (EGGN)
EGGN 516 RF and Microwave Engineering
3 cr
Required Core:
EGGN 519 Estimation Theory and Kalman Filtering
3 cr
EGGN501 Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
EGGN521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGGN502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
EGGN581
Modern Adjustable Speed Electric Drives
3 cr
EGGN504 Engineering Systems (Any Specialty)
EGGN589
Design and Control of Wind Energy
Seminar
1 cr
Systems
3 cr
Minor Program of Study
12 cr
Engineering (Mechanical Specialty)
Technical Electives (must be approved by the
EGGN503
Modern Engineering Design and Project
graduate thesis committee)
27 cr
Management
3 cr
Thesis Research
24 cr
EGGN514
Advanced Robot Control
4 cr
Total
72 cr
EGGN515
Mathematical Methods for Signals
and Systems
3 cr
Courses Offered Under Each Of The Engineering
EGGN517
Theory and Design of Advanced Control
Specialties:
Systems
3 cr
Engineering (Civil Specialty)
EGGN518
Robot Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics
EGGN501
Advanced Engineering Measurements
4 cr
and Control
3 cr
EGGN502
Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
4 cr
EGGN520
Introduction To Biomedical Engineering
3 cr
EGGN531
Soil Dynamics
3 cr
EGGN521
Mechatronics
3 cr
EGGN533
Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 cr
EGGN525
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
3 cr
EGGN534
Soil Behavior
3 cr
EGGN527
Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
3 cr
EGGN541
Advanced Structural Theory
3 cr
EGGN528
Computational Biomechanics
3 cr
EGGN542
Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGGN530
Biomedical Instrumentation
3 cr
EGGN547
Timber and Masonry Design
3 cr
EGGN532
Fatigue and Fracture
3 cr
EGGN548
Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 cr
EGGN535
Introduction to Discrete Element Methods
3 cr
EGGN549
Advanced Design of Steel Structures
3 cr
EGGN540
Continuum Mechanics
3 cr
EGGN550
Design of Reinf. Concrete Structures II
3 cr
EGGN542
Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGGN560
Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 cr
EGGN544
Solid Mechanics of Nonlinear Materials
3 cr
EGGN545
Boundary Element Analysis
3 cr
EGGN546
Advanced Engineering Dynamics
3 cr
Engineering (Electrical Specialty)
EGGN551
Mechanics of Incompressible Fluids
3 cr
Required Core: Energy Systems and Power Electronics
EGGN552
Viscous Flow and Boundary Layers
3 cr
Track
EGGN555
Kinetic Phenomena In Materials
3 cr
EGGN580
Power Quality
3 cr
EGGN559
Mechanics of Particulate Media
3 cr
EGGN582
Renewable Energy and Distributed
EGGN560
Numerical Methods for Engineers
3 cr
Generation
3 cr
EGGN564
Physical Gas Dynamics
3 cr
EGGN583
Advanced Electrical Machine Dynamics
3 cr
EGGN566
Combustion
3 cr
EGGN584
Power Distribution Systems Engineering
3 cr
EGGN567
Radiation Heat Transfer
3 cr
EGGN545
Advanced High Power Electronics
3 cr
EGGN569
Fuel Cell Science And Technology
3 cr
EGGN586
High Voltage AC and DC Transmission
3 cr
EGGN572
Multiple Phase Flows and Transport
EGGN587
Intro to Power Systems Market Operations 3 cr
Phenomena with Droplets and Particles
3 cr
EGGN573
Introduction to Computational Techniques
Required Core: Sensing, Communications and Control
for Fluid Dynamics and Transport
Track
Phenomena
3 cr
EGGN510
Image and Multidimensional Signal
EGGN617
Intelligent Control
3 cr
Processing
3 cr
EGGN619
Intelligent Structures
3 cr
EGGN513
Wireless Systems Design
3 cr
EGGN642
Advanced Finite Element Analysis for
EGGN515
Mathematical Methods for Signals
Engineers
3 cr
and Systems
3 cr
EGGN659
Optical Measurements in Reacting and
EGGN517
Advanced Control Theory and Design
3 cr
Nonreacting Flow Systems
4 cr
EGGN518
Robot Mechanics and Control
3 cr
Any graduate level course taught by a member of the CSM
Other EE Courses:
Mechanical Engineering faculty is also a member of the list
EGGN511
Digital Signal Processing
3 cr
of acceptable Mechanical Engineering Courses.
EGGN512
Computer Vision
3 cr
EGGN 514 Advanced Robot Control
3 cr
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Description of Courses
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
EGGN400/MNGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
This course introduces the student to the concept of com-
(I, II) Overview and introduction to the science and engi-
puter-aided engineering. The major objective is to provide
neering of intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipula-
the student with the necessary background to use the com-
tors. Covers guidance and force sensing, perception of the
puter as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Fi-
environment around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the
nite Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated
environment to identify obstacles and guidance path features
computational engineering software have become significant
and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health.
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is di-
A lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics,
rected to learning the concepts of FEA and its application to
dynamics, and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator
civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note
and intelligent mobile robotics research and development. In-
that critical evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical
troduces principles and concepts of guidance, position, and
methods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engi-
force sensing; vision data processing; basic path and trajec-
neering judgment is employed throughout the course. Prereq-
tory planning algorithms; and force and position control. Pre-
uisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: CSCI261, EGGN381. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EGGN417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN (I) Control sys-
hours.
tem design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I, II) Thermodynamic
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation.
relations, Maxwell’s Relations, Clapeyron equation, fugacity,
The course begins with an overview of feedback control de-
mixtures and solutions, thermodynamics of mixing, Gibbs
sign technique from the frequency domain perspective, in-
function, activity coefficient, combustion processes, first and
cluding sensitivity and fundamental limitations. State space
second law applied to reacting systems, third law of thermo-
realization theory is introduced, and system identification
dynamics, real combustion processes, phase and chemical
methods for parameter estimation are introduced. Computer-
equilibrium, Gibbs rule, equilibrium of multi-component
based methods for control system design are presented. Pre-
systems, simultaneous chemical reaction of real combustion
requisites: EGGN307. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
processes, ionization, application to real industrial problems.
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
mester hours.
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) Introduction to the
shear stresses, Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure
principles of mechanical design. Consideration of the behavior
criteria. Introduction to elasticity and energy methods. Tor-
of materials under static and cyclic loading; failure consider-
sion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical
ations. Application of the basic theories of mechanics, kine-
bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elastic
matics, and mechanics of materials to the design of basic
foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled cylin-
machine elements, such as shafts, keys, and coupling; journal
ders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320,
bearings, antifriction bearings, wire rope, gearing; brakes and
EGGN413. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
clutches, welded connections and other fastenings. Prerequi-
site: EPIC251, EGGN315, and EGGN320. 3 hours lecture;
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Table 1. Summary of courses required for the Master of Science Degree In Engineering Systems
Master of Science, Engineering
Engineering Systems
Civil
Electrical
Mechanical
EGGN 504 and
EGGN 504 and 4
EGGN 501, 502, 504
EGGN 501, 502, 504
Core
choose from list
courses from one of
9 cr
9 cr
10 cr
two track areas. 13 cr
Choose 11cr technical
Technical Electives
Choose 14 cr (thesis),
Choose 9 cr (thesis) or
electives (thesis)
and Other Courses
Choose 15 cr (thesis),
20 cr (non-thesis)
15 cr (non-thesis) from
additional 6 credits EE
with Advisor
21 cr (non-thesis)
from list and/or other
list plus 6 cr of other
electives for non-thesis
Approval
technical courses
technical courses
Thesis Research
6 cr
6 cr
6 cr
6 cr
(thesis only)
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Table 2. Summary of courses required for the Ph.D. Degree in Engineering Systems
Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering
Engineering Systems
Civil
Electrical
Mechanical
EGGN 504 and
EGGN 504 and 4
EGGN 501, 502, 504
EGGN 501, 502, 504
Core
choose from list
courses from one of
9 cr
9 cr
10 cr
two track areas. 13 cr
Minor
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
12 cr
Technical Electives
Choose 23 cr
26 cr from list
Choose 18 cr from
and Other Courses
technical
27 cr (non-thesis)
and/or other
list plus 9 cr of other
with Advisor
electivies
technical courses
technical courses
Approval
Thesis Research
24 cr
24 cr
24 cr
24 cr
(thesis only)
EGGN425/BELS425. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engineer-
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. This course
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
is only offered in the fall semester. Prerequisites: EGGN413
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
Computer Aided Engineering, EGGN325/BELS325 Intro-
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
duction to Biomedical Engineering. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
ter hours.
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
EGGN430/BELS430. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN421,
TION (I) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
EGGN320, EGGN325/BELS325, (or instructor permission).
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
EGGN427/BELS427 PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
GINEERING Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskele-
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
tal and other systems of the human body are becoming
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint replacements
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. Prerequi-
to myoelectric limb replacements and functional electrical
site: EGGN250, DCGN381, EGGN325/BELS325, (or per-
stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue to ex-
mission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (II)
and other BELS courses to provide engineering students with
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
loskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
tem. This course is only offered in the fall semester. Prereq-
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
uisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (EGGN/BELS425 or
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
EGGN428/BELS428 COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
ICS Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
to the application of computer simulation to solve some fun-
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
damental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
Topics covered include simple “structural” element, solid
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
a copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
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EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I) To
flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydro-
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course de-
dynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: EGGN351.
velops an understanding of the underlying theory for the de-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sign specifications. Students learn basic steel structural
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
member design principles to select the shape and size of a
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
structural member. The design and analysis of tension mem-
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
bers, compression members, flexural members, and members
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
under combined loading is included, in addition to basic
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigenvalue
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
STRUCTURES (II) This course provides an introduction to
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
the materials and principles involved in the design of rein-
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
forced concrete. It will allow students to develop an under-
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
standing of the fundamental behavior of reinforced concrete
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its
ods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or 261, MATH225,
application to the design of reinforced concrete beams,
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls, and foundations.
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
Prerequisite: EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
EGGN 447. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (II) The
selection of and basis for design of foundation types. Pre-
course develops the theory and design methods required for
requisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
for design. Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
lecture: 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: MATH225,
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 VIBRATIONS (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.
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: DCGN381, EGGN250, EGGN352, EGGN350,
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
EGGN351, EGGN320; concurrent enrollment in EGGN407.
INTERFACING (II) Microprocessor and microcontroller
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
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
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instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
PowerWorld Simulator in one of the most commonly used
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
such software and will be featured in this class. Emphasis
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
will be focused on determining how the power flow within a
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
large system is controlled and understanding the factors that
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
influence voltage regulation and reactive power control. Con-
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
tingency analysis, evaluating system improvements, and
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
planning for future expansion will also be featured. Short cir-
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
cuit currents resulting from symmetrical and unsymmetrical
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
faults will also be calculated. Prerequisites: EGGN484 and/or
filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation;
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory;
demodulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
3 semester hours.
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
EGGN488. RELIABILITY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
department. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
(I) This course addresses uncertainty modeling, reliability
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based design, predictive
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective retrofit of engi-
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
neering systems such as structural, sensory, electric, pipe-
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
line, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facilities. Topics
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
include introduction of reliability of engineering systems,
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
stochastic engineering system simulation, frequency analysis
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of extreme events, reliability and risk evaluation of engineer-
ing systems, and optimization of engineering systems. Pre-
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELEC-
requisite: MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad range
of applications from control of power flow on major trans-
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) The first of a two-
mission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facili-
semester course sequence giving the student experience in
ties and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This
the engineering design process. Realistic, open-ended design
course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design
problems are addressed at the conceptual, engineering analy-
of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC,
sis, and the synthesis stages, and include economic and
AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many con-
ethical considerations necessary to arrive at a final design.
figurations. Prerequisite: EGGN385 and EGGN389. 3 hours
Several design projects are completed during the two-semester
lecture; 3 semester hours.
sequence. The design projects are chosen to develop student
creativity, use of design methodology and application of prior
EGGN486. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEW-
course work paralleled by individual study and research. Pre-
ABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS This course provides the fun-
requisites: permission of the Capstone Design Course Com-
damentals to understand and analyze renewable energy
mittee. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
powered electric circuits. It covers practical topics related to
the design of alternative energy based systems. It is assumed
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) This is the second of
the students will have some basic and broad knowledge of
a two-semester course sequence to give the student experi-
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, elec-
ence in the engineering design process. This course will con-
tronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of
sist of a single comprehensive design project covering the
the main objectives of the course is to focus on the interdisci-
entire semester. Design integrity and performance are to be
plinary aspects of integration of the alternative sources of en-
demonstrated by building a prototype or model and perform-
ergy, including hydropower, wind power, photovoltaic, and
ing pre-planned experimental tests, wherever feasible. Pre-
energy storage for those systems. Power electronic systems
requisite: EGGN491. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester
will be discussed and how those electronic systems can be
hours.
used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy ap-
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
plications. Prerequisite: EGGN382 or consent of instructor. 3
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
special interest of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
EGGN487. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
ENERGY SYSTEMS (II) Electric power grid or the inter-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
connected power network is one of the most complex sys-
under different titles.
tems. Evaluating the system operation and planning for
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
future expansion, reliability and security analysis has become
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
increasingly more complex. The common techniques utilized
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
in the design include commercially available software. The
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
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EGGN510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
PROCESSING (I) This course provides the student with the
credit under different topics/experiences.
theoretical background to allow them to apply state of the art
Graduate Courses
image and multi-dimensional signal processing techniques. The
500-level courses are open to qualified seniors with the per-
course teaches students to solve practical problems involving
mission of the department and Dean of the Graduate School.
the processing of multidimensional data such as imagery, video
sequences, and volumetric data. The types of problems students
EGGN501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASURE-
are expected to solve are automated mensuration from multi-
MENTS (I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measure-
dimensional data, and the restoration, reconstruction, or com-
ments within the context of engineering systems. Topics
pression of multidimensional data. The tools used in solving
that are covered include: errors and error analysis, modeling
these problems include a variety of feature extraction methods,
of measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and noise
filtering techniques, segmentation techniques, and transform
reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite:
methods. Students will use the techniques covered in this
EGGN250, DCGN381 or equivalent, and MATH323
course to solve practical problems in projects. Prerequisite:
or equivalent; graduate student status or consent of the in-
EGGN388 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
EGGN511. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING This course
EGGN502. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELING AND
introduces the engineering aspects of digital signal process-
SIMULATION (I) Introduce modern simulation and model-
ing (DSP). It deals with the theoretical foundations of DSP
ing techniques, as used to solve traditional and multidiscipli-
combined with applications and implementation technologies.
nary engineering problems. Static and dynamic phenomena
While the bulk of the course addresses one-dimensional sig-
are described in space and space-time domains as well as in
nals and emphasizes digital filters, there are extensions to
transform space. Analytical as well as computational solution
specialized and contemporary topics such as sigma-delta
methods are developed and applied for linear and nonlinear
conversion techniques. The course will be useful to all stu-
systems. Simulation and modeling approaches are applied to
dents who are concerned with information bearing signals
solve multidisciplinary engineering problems. Prerequisite:
and signal-processing in a wide variety of applications set-
This is an introductory graduate class. The student must have
tings, including sensing, instrumentation, control, communi-
a solid understanding of linear algebra, calculus, ordinary
cations, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and imaging.
differential equations, and Fourier theory. 3 hours lecture;
Prerequisite: EGGN483 and EGGN307 or consent of instruc-
1 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on Demand.
EGGN503. MODERN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
EGGN512. COMPUTER VISION (II) Computer vision is
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II) Contemporary technical
the process of using computers to acquire images, transform
and behavioral issues in engineering design and project man-
images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
agement. Implementation of project organization techniques
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and
to plan thesis research projects or projects selected at the
properties of a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world
beginning of the semester. Elements of quality control in
from its two-dimensional images. We start with an overview
manufacturing and numerous marketing tools. Prerequisite:
of image formation and low level image processing, includ-
EGGN491 and EGGN492, or equivalent senior design project
ing feature extraction techniques. We then go into detail on
experience, or equivalent industrial design experience, or
the theory and techniques for estimating shape, location, mo-
consent of the Engineering Division. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
tion, and recognizing objects. Applications and case studies
mester hours.
will be discussed from areas such as scientific image analy-
EGGN504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR (I, II)
sis, robotics, machine vision inspection systems, photogram-
This is a seminar forum for graduate students to present their
metry, multimedia, and human interfaces (such as face and
research projects, critique others’ presentations, understand
gesture recognition). Design ability and hands-on projects
the breadth of engineering projects both within their specialty
will be emphasized, using image processing software and
area and across the Division, hear from leaders of industry
hardware systems. Prerequisite: Linear algebra, Fourier
about contemporary engineering as well as socio-economical
transforms, knowledge of C programming language. 3 hours
and marketing issues facing today’s competitive global envi-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ronment. In order to improve communication skills, each stu-
EGGN513. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
dent is required to present a seminar in this course before
(II) This course explores aspects of electromagnetics, sto-
his/her graduation from the Engineering graduate program.
chastic modeling, signal processing, and RF/microwave com-
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester
ponents as applied to the design of wireless systems. In
hour. Repeatable; maximum 1 hour granted toward degree
particular, topics on (a) physical and statistical models to rep-
requirements.
resent the wireless channel, (b) advanced digital modulation
techniques, (c) temporal, spectral, code-division and spatial
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multiple access techniques, (d) space diversity techniques
methods. Introduction to off-line programming techniques
and (d) the effects of RF/microwave components on wireless
and simulation. Prerequisite: EGGN307, EGGN400 or con-
systems will be discussed. Pre-requisite: EGGN 386, EGGN
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
483, and consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EGGN519. ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN FIL-
hours.
TERING (II) Estimation theory considers the extraction of
EGGN514/MNGN514. ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL
useful information from raw sensor measurements in the
(II) The focus is on mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered
presence of signal uncertainty. Common applications include
are: navigation, mining applications, sensors, including vi-
navigation, localization and mapping, but applications can be
sion, problems of sensing variations in rock properties, prob-
found in all fields where measurements are used. Mathematic
lems of representing human knowledge in control systems,
descriptions of random signals and the response of linear
machine condition diagnostics, kinematics, and path planning
systems are presented. The discrete-time Kalman Filter is
real time obstacle avoidance. Prerequisite: EGGN307 or con-
introduced, and conditions for optimality are described.
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester
Implementation issues, performance prediction, and filter
hours.
divergence are discussed. Adaptive estimation and nonlinear
EGGN515. MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SIGNALS
estimation are also covered. Contemporary applications will
AND SYSTEMS (I) An introduction to mathematical meth-
be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisite: EGGN307
ods for modern signal processing using vector space meth-
and MATH323 or equivalent. Spring semester of odd years.
ods. Topics include signal representation in Hilbert and
EGGN521. MECHATRONICS (II) Fundamental design of
Banach spaces; linear operators and the geometry of linear
electromechanical systems with embedded microcomputers
equations; LU, Cholesky, QR, eigen- and singular value de-
and intelligence. Design of microprocessor based systems
compositions. Applications to signal processing and linear
and their interfaces. Fundamental design of machines with
systems are included throughout, such as Fourier analysis,
active sensing and adaptive response. Microcontrollers and
wavelets, adaptive filtering, signal detection, and feedback
integration of micro-sensors and micro-actuators in the de-
control.
sign of electromechanical systems. Introduction to algo-
EGGN516. RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING (I)
rithms for information processing appropriate for embedded
This course teaches the basics of RF/microwave design in-
systems. Smart materials and their use as actuators. Students
cluding circuit concepts, modeling techniques, and test and
will do projects involving the design and implementation of
measurement techniques, as applied to wireless communica-
smart-systems. Prerequisite: DCGN 381 and EGGN482 rec-
tion systems. RF/microwave concepts that will be discussed
ommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are: scattering parameters, impedance matching, microstrip
EGGN525/BELS525. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
and coplanar transmission lines, power dividers and couplers,
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide graduate
filters, amplifiers, oscillators, and diode mixers and detec-
engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
tors. Students will learn how to design and model RF/mi-
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
crowave components such as impedance matching networks,
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
amplifiers and oscillators on Ansoft Designer software, and
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
will build and measure these circuits in the laboratory. Pre-
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
requisites: EGGN385, EGGN386, EGGN483, and consent of
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Stat-
EGGN517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
ics, EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN325/BELS325
CONTROL SYSTEMS (II) This course will introduce and
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
study the theory and design of multivariable and nonlinear
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
control systems. Students will learn to design multivariable
EGGN527/BELS527. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
controllers that are both optimal and robust, using tools such
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
as state space and transfer matrix models, nonlinear analysis,
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
optimal estimator and controller design, and multi-loop con-
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
troller synthesis Prerequisite: EGGN417 or consent of in-
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester.
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
EGGN518. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS, DY-
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
NAMICS, AND CONTROL (I) Mathematical representation
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
of robot structures. Mechanical analysis including kinematics,
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
dynamics, and design of robot manipulators. Representations
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
for trajectories and path planning for robots. Fundamentals of
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
robot control including, linear, nonlinear and force control
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
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to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525), 3 hours lecture; 3
suction, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
semester hours.
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress principle,
EGGN528/BELS528. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
and measurement of volume changes in partially saturated
ICS Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction
soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate stu-
to the application of computer simulation to solve some fun-
dents in various branches of engineering and geology that are
damental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and mechanics
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of instructor.
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
EGGN534. SOIL BEHAVIOR (II) The focus of this course
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
is on interrelationships among the composition, fabric, and
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
geotechnical and hydrologic properties of soils that consist
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
partly or wholly of clay. The course will be divided into two
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
parts. The first part provides an introduction to the composi-
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
tion and fabric of natural soils, their surface and pore-fluid
site: EGGN413, EGGN325 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
chemistry, and the physico-chemical factors that govern soil
lecture; 3 semester hours.
behavior. The second part examines what is known about
EGGN530/BELS530. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
how these fundamental characteristics and factors affect ge-
TION (I) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
otechnical properties, including the hydrologic properties
biological signals presents many unique challenges to the
that govern the conduction of pore fluid and pore fluid con-
Biomedical Engineer. This course is intended to provide stu-
stituents, and the geomechanical properties that govern vol-
dents with the knowledge to understand, appreciate, and ad-
ume change, shear deformation, and shear strength. The
dress these challenges. At the end of the semester, students
course is designed for graduate students in various branches
should have a working knowledge of the special considera-
of engineering and geology that are concerned with the engi-
tions necessary to gathering and analyzing biological signal
neering and hydrologic behavior of earth systems, including
data. Prerequisites: EGGN250 MEL I, DCGN381 Introduc-
geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, environ-
tion to Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Power,
mental engineering, mining engineering, and petroleum engi-
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
neering. Prerequisites: EGGN461 Soil Mechanics or consent
ing (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
EGGN535. INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
EGGN531. SOIL DYNAMICS Dynamic phenomena in ge-
METHODS (DEMS) (II) Review of particle/rigid body
otechnical engineering, e.g., earthquakes, pile and foundation
dynamics, numerical DEM solution of equations of motion
vibrations, traffic, construction vibrations; behavior of soils
for a system of particles/rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear
under dynamic loading, e.g., small, medium and large strain
contact and impact laws dynamics, applications of DEM in
behavior, soil liquefaction; wave propagation through soil
mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo-
and rock; laboratory and field techniques to assess dynamic
mechanics. Prerequisites: EGGN320, EGGN315 and some
soil properties; analysis and design of shallow and deep
scientific programming experience in C/C++ or Fortran or
foundations subjected to dynamic loading; analysis of con-
the consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
struction vibrations. Prerequisites: EGGN361, EGGN315,
hours Spring semester of even numbered years.
EGGN464 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
EGGN536. HILLSLOPE HYDROLOGY AND STABILITY
ter hours.
(I) Introduction of shallow landslide occurrence and socio-
EGGN532/MTGN545. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE (I)
economic dynamics. Roles of unsaturated flow and stress in
Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materials,
shallow landslides. Slope stability analysis based on unsatu-
S-N curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations,
rated effective stress conceptualization. Computer modeling
residual stress effects, effect of material properties on mecha-
of unsaturated flow and stress distributions in hillslope. Pre-
nisms of crack propagation. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
diction of precipitation induced shallow landslides. Prerequi-
ment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, odd
site: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
numbered years.
EGGN540. CONTINUUM MECHANICS (I) Introduction
EGGN533. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS (I) The
to Cartesian tensor analysis; consideration of stress, strain,
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
and strain rates as tensor quantities including their transfor-
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
mation laws; decomposition theorems for stress and strain;
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
constitutive theory of materials; use of conservation princi-
ples in continuum mechanics. Prerequisite: EGGN322 and
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MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
freedom systems. Free and forced vibrations to different
ter hours. Fall semesters, odd numbered years.
types of loading-harmonic, impulse, periodic and general.
EGGN541. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (I)
Natural frequencies. Role of Damping. Importance of reso-
Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
nance. Modal superposition method. Prerequisite:
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
EGGN315, 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
EGGN547. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (II) The
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
course develops the theory and design methods required for
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
EGGN542. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGI-
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
NEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
for design. Connection design and advanced seismic analysis
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
principles are introduced. Prerequisite: EGGN342 or equiva-
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numerical
lent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
EGGN548. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (I) Advanced
Topics covered include simple “structural” elements, beams
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
on elastic foundations, solid elasticity, steady state analysis
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
and transient analysis. Some of the applications will lie in the
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength, failure criteria
general area of geomechanics, reflecting the research inter-
and constitutive models for soil. The course will have an
ests of the instructor. Students get a copy of all the source
emphasis on numerical solution techniques to geotechnical
code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite: Consent
problems by finite elements and finite differences. Prerequi-
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sites: A first course in soil mechanics or consent of instructor.
EGGN543. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (II)
3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours.
Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordinate
EGGN549. ADVANCED DESIGN OF STEEL STRUC-
transformations; general theories of stress and strain; princi-
TURES (II) The course extends the coverage of steel design
pal stresses and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke’s Law
to include the topics: slender columns, beam-columns, frame
introduction to the mathematical theory of elasticity and to
behavior, bracing systems and connections, stability, moment
energy methods; failure theories for yield and fracture. Pre-
resisting connections, composite design, bolted and welded
requisite: EGGN320 or equivalent, MATH225 or equivalent.
connections under eccentric loads and tension, and semi-rigid
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
connections. Prerequisite: EGGN444 or equivalent. 3 hours
EGGN544. SOLID MECHANICS OF NONLINEAR MA-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
TERIALS (II) Introduction to the internal state variable
EGGN 550. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
modeling of inelastic deformation. Topics covered include:
STRUCTURES II (I) Advanced problems in the analysis
review of continuum thermomechanics; physics of plastic de-
and design of concrete structures, design of slender columns;
formation in crystalline solids and in geo-materials; vis-
biaxial bending; two-way slabs; strut and tie models; lateral
coplasticity; rate-independent plasticity; yield criteria;
and vertical load analysis of multistory buildings; introduc-
isotropic and kinematic hardening rules; numerical solution
tion to design for seismic forces; use of structural computer
of sets of internal state variable equations; numerical cou-
programs. Prerequisite: EGGN445. 3 hour lectures; 3 semes-
pling of internal state variable equations with finite element
ter hours.
models of elastic deformation. Prerequisite EGGN320 and
EGGN551. MECHANICS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE FLU-
EGGN543 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
IDS (I) Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Mechanics of
ter hours. Spring semester, even numbered years.
two- and three-dimensional viscous incompressible flows,
EGGN545. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS (II)
flows of homogeneous and nonhomogeneous fluids, and en-
Development of the fundamental theory of the boundary ele-
gineering applications. Multi-phase flows. Steady and un-
ment method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer, dif-
steady Bernoulli equation. Similarity of flows. Potential
fusion, and wave propagation. Derivation of indirect and
flows and basic source-sink flows inside and around body.
direct boundary integral equations. Introduction to other
Random ocean waves. Inertia and damping forces on sub-
Green’s function based methods of analysis. Computational
merged bodies. Vortex shedding. Engineering applications
experiments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite:
and computer simulations. Prerequisites; EGGN351 and
EGGN502, EGGN540 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
ture; 3 semester hours Spring Semester, odd numbered years.
ter hours.
EGGN546. ADVANCED ENGINEERING VIBRATION (I)
EGGN552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
Vibration theory as applied to single- and multi-degree-of-
(I) This course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of
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fluid mechanics, including fluid kinematics, stress-strain
buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of experimen-
relationships, and derivation of the fluid-mechanical conser-
tal data (curve fitting and differentiation); summation of
vation equations. These include the mass-continuity and
pressure distributions (integration); beam deflections (bound-
Navier-Stokes equations as well as the multi-component
ary value problems). All course participants will receive
energy and species-conservation equations. Fluid-mechanical
source code of all the numerical methods programs published
boundary-layer theory is developed and applied to situations
in the course textbook which is coauthored by the instructor.
arising in chemically reacting flow applications including
Prerequisite: MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
combustion, chemical processing, and thin-film materials
ture; 3 semester hours.
processing. Prerequisite: EGGN473, or CHEN430 or consent
EGGN564. PHYSICAL GASDYNAMICS (I) Selected
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
topics in gas-phase thermodynamics for high speed and/or
EGGN553. ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY (I) The hydro-
reacting flows: kinetic theory; transport properties; chemical
logic cycle, precipitation and runoff relationships, and the
equilibrium; vibrational, rotational and chemical rate processes;
Rational Method. Hydrograph analysis and synthesis and the
statistical mechanics; and the equations of radiative transfer
unit hydrograph. Basin analysis, flood routing, urban hydrol-
from a microscopic viewpoint. Prerequisite: EGGN351,
ogy and design. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or consent of in-
EGGN371 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters,
ter hours.
even years.
EGGN566. COMBUSTION (II) An introduction to combus-
EGGN554. OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (II) Fluid mechanics
tion. Course subjects include: the development of the Chap-
applied to flow in natural and manmade channels. The princi-
man-Jouget solutions for deflagration and detonation, a brief
ples of momentum and energy, flow resistance in uniform
review of the fundamentals of kinetics and thermochemistry,
and non-uniform channels. Backwater and drawdown curves,
development of solutions for diffusion flames and premixed
channel controls and transitions. Gradually, rapidly and spa-
flames, discussion of flame structure, pollutant formation, and
tially varied flow regimes. Unsteady flow and flood routing
combustion in practical systems. Prerequisite: EGGN473, or
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN351 or consent of instructor.
ChEN430 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, odd years.
ter hours.
EGGN555. KINETIC PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS (I)
EGGN567. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I) Review of
Linear irreversible thermodynamics, dorce-flux couplings,
radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s distribu-
diffusion, crystalline materials, amorphous materials, defect
tion, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, view fac-
kinetics in crystalline materials, interface kinetics, morpho-
tors. Radiation exchange within enclosures with black and
logical evolution of interfaces, nucleation theory, crystal
diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing, emitting and
growth, coarsening phenomena and grain growth, solidifica-
scattering (semi-transparent, participating) media. An engi-
tion, spinodal decomposition. Prerequisites: MATH225: Dif-
neering treatment of gas radiation in enclosures. Prerequisite:
ferential equations (or equivalent), MLGN504/MTGN555/
EGGN471, or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
CHEN509: Thermodynamics (or its equivalent)
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA (I)
EGGN569/MLGN569/CHEN569/MTGN569/EGGN/469/
This course allows students to establish fundamental knowl-
CHEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
edge of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior that is
Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electro-
beneficial to interdisciplinary material handling processes in
chemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-
the chemical, civil, materials, metallurgy, geophysics, physics,
science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
and mining engineering. Issues of interest are the definition
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
of particle size and size distribution, particle shape, nature of
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
packing, quasi-static behavior under different external load-
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
ing, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical modeling of par-
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 3 credit hours.
ticulate flows, molecular dynamic simulations, and a brief
EGGN572. MULTIPHASE FLOWS AND TRANSPORT
introduction of solid-fluid two-phase flows. Prerequisite:
PHENOMENA WITH DROPLETS AND PARTICLES (II)
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall
Derivation of the basic heat, mass, and momentum transfer
semesters, every other year.
equations for the analysis of multiphase flows with droplets
EGGN560. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
and particles. Flow patterns in two-phase pipe flows. Analy-
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solu-
sis of spray and particulate systems. Formation and breakup
tion of commonly encountered problems of engineering
of droplets. Particle/fluid, particle/wall, particle/particle in-
analysis. Structural/solid analysis of elastic materials (linear
teractions. Prerequisite: EGGN552 or consent of instructor.
simultaneous equations); vibrations (roots of nonlinear equa-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every
tions, initial value problems); natural frequency and beam
other year.
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EGGN573. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
EGGN583. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE DY-
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANS-
NAMICS (II) This course deals primarily with the two rotat-
PORT PHENOMENA (II) Introduction to Computational
ing AC machines currently utilized in the electric power
Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate students with no prior
industry, namely induction and synchronous machines. The
knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques for the numerical
course is divided in two halves: the first half is dedicated to
analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on experience in
induction and synchronous machines are taught in the second
the development of numerical algorithms and codes for the
half. The details include the development of the theory of
numerical modeling and simulation of flows and transport
operation, equivalent circuit models for both steady-state and
phenomena of practical and fundamental interest. Capabili-
transient operations, all aspects of performance evaluation,
ties and limitations of CFD. Prerequisite: EGGN473 or con-
IEEE methods of testing, and guidelines for industry applica-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tions including design and procurement. Prerequisites:
EGGN580. ELECTRIC POWER QUALITY (II) Electric
EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor.
power quality (PQ) deals with problems exhibited by volt-
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Spring semester of even
age, current and frequency that typically impact end-users
years.
(customers) of an electric power system. This course is de-
EGGN584. POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGI-
signed to familiarize the concepts of voltage sags, harmonics,
NEERING (I) This course deals with the theory and applica-
momentary disruptions, and waveform distortions arising
tions of problems and solutions as related to electric power
from various sources in the system. A theoretical and mathe-
distribution systems engineering from both ends: end-users
matical basis for various indices, standards, models, analyses
like large industrial plants and electric utility companies. The
techniques, and good design procedures will be presented.
primary focus of this course in on the medium voltage (4.16
Additionally, sources of power quality problems and some
kV – 69 kV) power systems. Some references will be made
remedies for improvement will be discussed. The course
to the LV power system. The course includes: per-unit meth-
bridges topics between power systems and power electronics.
ods of calculations; voltage drop and voltage regulation;
Prerequisite: EGGN484 and EGGN485 or instructor ap-
power factor improvement and shunt compensation; short-
proval. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
circuit calculations; theory and fundamentals of symmetrical
EGGN581. MODERN ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRIC
components; unsymmetrical faults; overhead distribution
DRIVES (II) An introduction to electric drive systems for
lines and power cables; basics and fundamentals of distribu-
advanced applications. The course introduces the treatment
tion protection. Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or
of vector control of induction and synchronous motor drives
consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Fall
using the concepts of general flux orientation and the feed-
semester of odd years.
forward (indirect) and feedback (direct) voltage and current
EGGN585. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
vector control. AC models in space vector complex algebra
(II) Basic principles of analysis and design of circuits utiliz-
are also developed. Other types of drives are also covered,
ing high power electronics. AC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC, and
such as reluctance, stepper-motor and switched-reluctance
DC/DC conversion techniques. Laboratory project compris-
drives. Digital computer simulations are used to evaluate
ing simulation and construction of a power electronics
such implementations. Pre-requisite: Familiarity with power
circuit. Prerequisites: EGGN385; EGGN389 or equivalent.
electronics and power systems, such as covered in EGGN484
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester of even
and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Spring se-
years.
mester of even years.
EGGN586. HIGH VOLTAGE AC AND DC POWER
EGGN582. RENEWABLE ENERGY AND DISTRIBUTED
TRANSMISSION (I) This course deals with the theory,
GENERATION (I) A comprehensive electrical engineering
modeling and applications of HV and EHV power transmis-
approach on the integration of alternative sources of energy.
sion systems engineering. The primary focus is on overhead
One of the main objectives of this course is to focus on the
AC transmission line and voltage ranges between 115 kV –
inter-disciplinary aspects of integration of the alternative
500 kV. HVDC and underground transmission will also be
sources of energy which will include most common and also
discussed. The details include the calculations of line param-
promising types of alternative primary energy: hydropower,
eters (RLC); steady-state performance evaluation (voltage
wind power, photovoltaic, fuel cells and energy storage with
drop and regulation, losses and efficiency) of short, medium
the integration to the electric grid. Pre-requisite: It is assumed
and long lines; reactive power compensation; FACTS de-
that students will have some basic and broad knowledge of
vices; insulation coordination; corona; insulators; sag-tension
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, power
calculations; EMTP, traveling wave and transients; funda-
electronics, direct energy conversion, and fundamentals of
mentals of transmission line design; HV and EHV power ca-
electric power systems such as covered in basic engineering
bles: solid dielectric, oil-filled and gas-filled; Fundamentals
courses plus EGGN484 and EGGN485. 3 lecture hours; 3 se-
of DC transmission systems including converter and filter.
mester hours. Fall semester of odd years.
Prerequisites: EGGN484 or equivalent, and/or consent of in-
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structor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Fall semester of
tems are described. Neural networks analysis for engineering
even years.
systems are presented. Neural-based learning, estimation,
EGGN587. INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS
and identification of dynamical systems are described. Quali-
MARKET OPERATIONS (I) This course is designed to pro-
tative control system analysis using fuzzy logic is presented.
vide an introduction to the structure and techniques (tools) of
Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based control, and inte-
market operation in deregulated electric power industry. The
grated human-machine intelligent control systems are cov-
course will cover topics related to the history of deregulation
ered. Real-life problems from different engineering systems
of electric power industry in the US, participants and struc-
are analyzed. Prerequisite: EGGN517 or consent of instruc-
ture of electric power markets, economic dispatch, unit com-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
mitment, system security, automatic generation control,
EGGN618. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTIVE
auctions, ancillary services, and congestion management in
CONTROL Modeling is the first step in control design, and
transmission systems. Prerequisite: EGGN484 or instructor
for many processes a physical model is not appropriate for
approval. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
control design, either because it is too complex, or because of
EGGN588. ADVANCED RELIABILITY OF ENGINEER-
unknown parameters. System identification is an important
ING SYSTEMS (I) This course addresses uncertainty model-
tool, which with proper use can help a control designer de-
ing, reliability analysis, risk assessment, reliability-based
velop empirical models from experimental input/output data.
design, predictive maintenance, optimization, and cost-effective
These models are suitable for control system design. Adap-
retrofit of engineering systems such as structural, sensory,
tive control systems can make use of on-line system identifi-
electric, pipeline, hydraulic, lifeline and environmental facili-
cation to continually update the process model and/or control
ties. Topics include Introduction of Reliability of Engineer-
parameters. The course will begin with coverage of uncon-
ing Systems, Network Modeling and Evaluation of Complex
strained optimization and maximum likelihood (ML) estima-
Engineering Systems, Stochastic Engineering System Simu-
tion. Discrete time dynamic system models are introduced,
lation, Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events, Reliability
including transfer function and state space models, random se-
and Risk Evaluation of Engineering Systems, and Optimiza-
quences, and ARMAX and Box-Jenkins model structures.
tion of Engineering Systems. Prerequisite: MATH324. 3
State estimation and Kalman filtering is developed. System
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
identification is then an application of ML estimation to vari-
ous model structures. The final portion of the course covers
EGGN589. DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY
adaptive control as an application of on-line system identifi-
SYSTEMS (II) Wind energy provides a clean, renewable
cation. Prerequisite: EGGN517 or EGGN523 or consent of
source for electricity generation. Wind turbines provide elec-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on de-
tricity at or near the cost of traditional fossil-fuel fired power
mand.
plants at suitable locations, and the wind industry is growing
rapidly as a result. Engineering R&D can still help to reduce
EGGN619. APPLIED INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND
the cost of energy from wind, improve the reliability of wind
FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS Application of intelligent con-
turbines and wind farms, and help to improve acceptance of
trol to system diagnostics and failure prediction. Fundamen-
wind energy in the public and political arenas. This course
tals of machinery condition monitoring and health
provides an overview of the design and control of wind en-
assessment. Survey of techniques used for signal analysis
ergy systems. Prerequisite: EGGN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
and interpretation of machine condition. Experiments involv-
mester hours.
ing servo hydraulic, electromechanical drives, refrigeration,
and power electronics, and the detection of faults in these
EGGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
systems. Presentation of current techniques for pattern recog-
Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from
nition, signature analysis, sensor fusion, and intelligent con-
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
trol, including FFT, wavelets, and time-frequency analysis.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the
Failure modes, effects and criticality analysis. Case studies
instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
and review of active research in failure prevention and pre-
under different titles.
dictive maintenance. Use of expert systems, fuzzy logic, and
EGGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
neural networks for intelligent machine decision making. Pre-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
requisite: EGGN411, EGGN478 or consent of instructor.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
EGGN617 recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Spring semesters, every other year. Taught on demand.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
EGGN642. ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
FOR ENGINEERS (I) Solution of nonlinear equations, Tran-
to a maximum of 6 hours.
sient finite element analysis, Finite elements for nonlinear
EGGN617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS Funda-
material behavior, Finite elements for large deformations and
mental issues related to the design on intelligent control sys-
contact problems Applications of finite elements in mechanical
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engineering, materials processing and geomechanics. Pre-
Fluorescence) and nonlinear methods (e.g. Degenerate Four-
requisites: EGGN320, EGGN315, EGGN542 and some sci-
Wave Mixing). Prerequisite: EGGN501, EGGN564, PH op-
entific programming experience in C/C++ or Fortran, or the
tics course (no number at present), or consent of instructor. 3
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 1hour lab; 4 semester hours. Spring semesters,
Fall Semester of even numbered years.
every other year (opposite Molecular Spectroscopy).
EGGN649. HYDRODYNAMICS (II) Basic principles of
EGGN683. COMPUTER METHODS IN ELECTRIC
hydrodynamics treat fundamentals, basic equations, and gen-
POWER SYSTEMS This course deals with the computer
eral theorems. Potential solutions include hydrodynamic sin-
methods and numerical solution techniques applied to large
gularities (sources, sinks, etc) and nonhomogeneous fluids
scale power systems. Primary focus includes load flow, short
flows. Nonhomogeneous fluids flows related to the resources
circuit, voltage stability and transient stability studies and
recovery technologies. Waves of finite amplitude in stratified
contingency analysis. The details include the modeling of
fluid. Surface waves and random waves. Motion by capilarity.
various devices like transformer, transmission lines, FACTS
Solution methods and engineering applications with computer-
devices, and synchronous machines. Numerical techniques in-
aided solutions. Prerequisites : EGGN551, MATH514 or
clude solving a large set of linear or non-linear algebraic
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
equations, and solving a large set of differential equations. A
Spring semester, every third year.
number of simple case studies (as per IEEE standard models)
EGGN657/CHEN657. RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER (I)
will be performed. Prerequisites: EGGN583, 584 and 586 or
Review of radiative properties, blackbody radiation, Planck’s
equivalent, and/or consent of instructor; a strong knowledge
distribution, Wien’s Displacement Law, Kirchhoff’s Law,
of digital simulation techniques. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester
view factors. Radiation exchange within enclosures and
hours. Taught on demand.
black and diffuse-gray surfaces. Radiation in absorbing,
EGGN698. 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. Repeatable for credit
EGGN658. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY FOR THE
under different titles.
THERMOSCIENCES (II) A detailed review of spectroscopy
EGES699. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
for engineers who use it diagnostics for flowfield research.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Introduction to quantum mechanics including the one-electron
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
atom problem, Zeeman effect and electron spin. Spectroscopy
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
of multi-electron atoms, with a discussion of perturbation
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
solutions to the Schrödinger equation. Development of a
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
transition moment, and its relation to the Einstein A coeffi-
under different topics/experience.
cient. Molecular spectroscopy is introduced via the harmonic
EGGN705. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER
oscillator and rigid rotator problems. Simple infrared spec-
OF SCIENCE Research credit hours required for completion
troscopy, with the anharmonic oscillators and non-rigid rota-
of the degree Master of Science - thesis. Research must be
tors. Electronic transitions & the full diatomic molecular
carried out under the direct supervision of the graduate stu-
description. Topics such as the rate equations, the density
dent’s faculty advisor. Repeatable for credit.
matrix equations, or the spectroscopy of polyatomic species.
EGGN706. GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: DOCTOR
Prerequisite: EGGN564, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
OF PHILOSOPHY Research credit hours required for com-
ture; 3 semester hours. Spring semesters, every other year
pletion of the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Research must be
(opposite EGGN659 Optical Measurements in Reacting and
carried out under direct supervision of the graduate student’s
Nonreacting Flow Systems).
faculty advisor. Repeatable for credit.
EGGN659. OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS IN REACTING
AND NONREACTING FLOW SYSTEMS (II) An intro-
duction to passive and active optical diagnostic techniques
for species concentrations, gas temperature and flowfield
velocity. Radiation methods for particulate and molecular
species. Particulate methods for velocity (e.g. Particle Image
Velocimetry). Line-of-sight measurements for both particulate
and molecules (e.g. Rayleigh and Mie scattering, absorption).
Spatially resolved measurements including nonresonant scat-
tering (e.g. Raman), linear resonant methods (Laser Induced
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Environmental Science and
and Engineering. Please see the Combined
Engineering
Undergraduate/Graduate Programs sections in the Graduate
and Undergraduate Bulletins for additional information. The
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor and Division Director
availability of daytime, evening, and summer courses allows
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
Chair
all students a high degree of flexibility in planning their
JOHN E. McCRAY, Professor
coursework to achieve their degrees in a timely fashion.
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, stu-
JÖRG DREWES, Associate Professor
dents are expected to complete a combination of coursework
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
and original research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
and Doctoral committee, that culminates in a significant
TZAHI Y. CATH, Assistant Professor
CHRISTOPHER P. HIGGINS, Assistant Professor
scholarly contribution to a specialized field in environmental
JONATHAN O. SHARP, Assistant Professor
science or engineering. The Ph.D. Program may build upon
JOHN R. SPEAR. Assistant Professor
one of the ESE M.S. Programs or a comparable M.S. Pro-
MICHAEL SEIBERT, Research Professor
gram at another university. Full-time enrollment is expected
MARIA L. GHIRARDI, Research Associate Professor
and leads to the greatest success, although part-time enroll-
MICHELLE L CRIMI, Research Assistant Professor
ment may be allowed under special circumstances.
TOSHIHIRO SAKAKI, Research Assistant Professor
The ESE Division offers areas of emphasis for study such
PEI XU, Research Assistant Professor
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
as: Water Treatment, Reclamation & Reuse, Contaminant
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
Hydrology & Water Resources, Applied Environmental
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
Microbiology & Biotechnology, Characterization & Risk
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Emeritus Professor
Analysis, and Environmental Remediation, that correspond
to areas of significant career opportunities for graduates as
Degrees Offered:
well as expertise and active research by members of the ESE
Master of Science (Environmental Science and
faculty. Each area of emphasis is designed to give students a
Engineering)
rigorous, in-depth background in the subject matter relevant
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science and
to the area while allowing opportunity, through electives, for
Engineering)
breadth and exploration of related areas. For more informa-
tion on ESE curriculum please refer to the Division Website
Program Description:
at http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/.
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
The ESE M.S. and Ph.D. Programs have been admitted to
sion offers programs of study in environmental science and
the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP/WICHE), a
engineering within the context of risk-based decision-making,
recognition that designates this curriculum as unique within
environmental law and policy leading to M.S. and Ph.D.
the Western United States. An important benefit of this desig-
graduate degrees as well as supporting several undergraduate
nation is that students from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
degrees. Programs are designed to prepare students to inves-
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
tigate and analyze environmental systems and assess risks to
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given
public health and ecosystems as well as evaluate and design
the tuition status of Colorado residents.
natural and engineered solutions to mitigate risks and enable
beneficial outcomes. Programs of study are interdisciplinary
Combined Degree Program Option
in scope, and consequently the appropriate coursework may
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin
be obtained from multiple departments at CSM as well as
work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engi-
other local universities.
neering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The CSM
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, full-time
Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for students
students may elect the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively
to use undergraduate coursework as part of their Graduate
upon coursework and project activities, or the Thesis option,
Degree curriculum. For more information please contact the
in which laboratory and/or field research is incorporated into
ESE Office or visit http://ese.mines.edu/.
the curriculum under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For
Program Requirements:
working professional or part time M.S. students the ESE
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 30 total credit hours, consisting
Executive Program is offered, consisting of an evening
of coursework (27 h), Independent Study (ESGN599A) (3 h),
curriculum leading to a Non-Thesis M.S. degree. ESE also
and seminar .
offers a combined baccalaureate/masters degree program in
M.S. Thesis Option: 30 total credit hours, consisting of
which CSM students obtain an undergraduate degree as well
coursework (24 h), seminar, and research (6h). Students must
as a Thesis or Non-Thesis M.S. in Environmental Science
also write and orally defend a research thesis.
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Students in the ESE M.S. degree program who are not reg-
logical characterization of pristine and anthropogenically
istered full time must be enrolled in the part time ESE Exec-
disturbed natural systems, both for elucidating natural system
utive Program.
function and for informing remediation and restoration efforts;
M.S. Students entering the ESE Program in prior CSM
and 5) mathematical representation and modeling of hydro-
Bulletins may not elect to change to the 2007-2008 CSM
logical and hydrogeological phenomena in soil and water
Bulletin requirements.
systems. Within these areas, established research programs
have developed investigating the treatment of emerging
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of area of emphasis
organic chemicals in water and wastewater, membrane tech-
coursework (at least 18 h), seminar, and research (at least 24
nologies for water treatment, onsite and decentralized waste-
h). Students must also successfully complete written and oral
water systems, beneficial reuse of produced water, transport/
Qualifying examinations, prepare and present a dissertation
fate and treatment of pathogens in water and wastewater,
proposal, and write and defend a doctoral dissertation. PhD
transport/fate and treatment of non-aqueous phase liquids
students are also expected to submit the dissertation work for
(NAPLs), environmental adsorption chemistry, bioavailabil-
publication 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
u college
zones and wetlands in regulating water quality. In support of
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
u college statistics: one semester required
Teaching Lab complex, Center for Experimental Study of
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
offered at CSM and other local universities. Please visit the
ESGN440. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
ESE website for a complete outline of curriculum tracks and
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
examples of elective courses offered by the Division and at
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic
CSM (http://www.mines.edu/Academic/envsci/).
and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, includ-
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
generation; 3) understanding fundamental chemical and ra-
sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface
diochemical processes governing the fate and transport of
water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course
contaminants, and engineering these processes to achieve
provides students with the conceptual basis and mathematical
environmental goals; 4) geological, hydrological, and bio-
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tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the envi-
ESGN460. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND
ronment. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
REUSE. Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
U.S. and globally need to be effective in protecting public
ESGN453/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING
health and preserving water quality while also being accept-
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
able, affordable and sustainable. Onsite and decentralized
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
systems have the potential to achieve these goals in rural
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use effi-
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
ciency, conserve energy and enable distributed energy gener-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
ation, promote green spaces, restore surface waters and
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
aquifers, and stimulate new green companies and jobs. A
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
growing array of approaches, devices and technologies have
lecture; 3 semester hours.
evolved that include point-of-use water purification, waste
source separation, conventional and advanced treatment
ESGN454/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING
units, localized natural treatment systems, and varied re-
This course presents contemporary issues relating to the sup-
source recovery and recycling options. This course will
ply of safe drinking water to the public. The theory and de-
focus on the engineering selection, design, and implementa-
sign of conventional potable water treatment unit processes
tion of onsite and decentralized systems for water reclama-
and operations as well as water distribution systems will be
tion and reuse. Topics to be covered include process analysis
covered. Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of the instructor.
and system planning, water and waste stream attributes,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
water and resource conservation, confined unit and natural
ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGI-
system treatment technologies, effluent collection and clus-
NEERING This course provides an introduction and
tering, recycling and reuse options, and system management.
overview of the engineering aspects of solid and hazardous
Prerequisite: ESGN/EGGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
waste management. The focus is on control technologies for
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
solid wastes from common municipal and industrial sources
ESGN462/MTGN527/MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINI-
and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process residuals that
MIZATION AND RECYCLING The objective of this
are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
course is to place the student into the role of a plant manager
ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354. 3 hours lecture;
with process responsibility for waste minimization, focusing
3 semester hours.
on recycling. Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions,
ESGN456/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF ENVIRON-
especially those associated with heavy metals, as well as un-
MENTAL REGULATIONS This course offers a critical ex-
derstanding of alternative raw materials and process tech-
amination of the experiments, calculations, and assumptions
nologies in combination with creativity and sensitivity to
underpinning numerical and narrative standards contained in
economic realities. Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the
federal and state environmental regulations. Top-down inves-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tigations of the historical development of selected regulatory
ESGN463 POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMEN-
guidelines and permitting procedures will be discussed, and
TALS AND PRACTICE The objective of this course is to in-
students will design improved regulations. Prerequisite:
troduce the principles of pollution prevention,
ESGN353 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
environmentally benign products and processes, and manu-
mester hours.
facturing systems. The course provides a thorough founda-
ESGN457/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEER-
tion in pollution prevention concepts and methods.
ING This course describes the engineering principles and
Engineers and scientists are given the tools to incorporate en-
practices associated with the characterization and remedia-
vironmental consequences into decision-making. Sources of
tion of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization
pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus includes
and risk assessment will be highlighted with emphasis on re-
sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodol-
medial action screening processes, technology principles, and
ogy for life-cycle assessments and developing successful pol-
conceptual design. Common isolation and containment and
lution prevention plans; technological means for minimizing
in situ and ex situ treatment technology will be covered.
the use of water, energy, and reagents in manufacturing; and
Computerized decision-support tools will be used and case
tools for achieving a sustainable society. Materials selection,
studies will be presented. Prerequisites: ESGN354 or consent
process and product design, and packaging are also ad-
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dressed. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
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ESGN490. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Specially designed
ESGN503. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
for the needs of the environmental quality engineer, scientist,
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE This
planner, manager, government regulator, consultant, or advo-
course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
cate. Highlights include how our legal system works, envi-
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including
ronmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state
water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of
enforcement programs, the National Environmental Policy
contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad cate-
Act, air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and man-
gories, with some specific examples from various industries.
agement, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA,
Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and parti-
CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: ESGN353 or
tioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media.
ESGN354, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental
ter hours.
models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The
Graduate Courses
principles of contaminant transport in surface water, ground-
ESGN500. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
water, and air are also introduced. The course provides stu-
This course provides an introduction to chemical equilibria
dents with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for
in natural waters and engineered systems. Topics covered
predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment.
include chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, acid/base
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemistry, open and closed carbonate systems, precipitation
ESGN504. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
reactions, coordination chemistry, adsorption and redox reac-
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering
tions. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
are discussed in this course, including physical, chemical,
ESGN500L. ENVIRONMENTAL WATER CHEMISTRY
and biological treatment processes for water and wastewater.
LABORATORY This course provides students with labora-
Treatment objectives, process theory, and practice are con-
tory exercises that complement lectures given in ESGN500.
sidered in detail. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
Topics covered include thermodynamics, weak acids and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bases, buffers, metal-ion complexation and oxidation/reduc-
ESGN505. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ENVIRON-
tion reactions. This course must be taken concurrently with
MENTAL DATA ANALYSIS This course covers experimen-
ESGN500. Prerequisite: co-enrollment in ESGN500. 3 hours
tal design and analysis for studies of environmental media,
laboratory; 1 semester hour.
including those involving characterization and assessment,
ESGN501. RISK ASSESSMENT This course evaluates
treatment, and remediation technologies, and compliance
the basic principles, methods, uses, and limitations of risk
monitoring. Principal media covered are water and waste-
assessment in public and private sector decision making.
waters, soil and sediments, and surface and ground waters.
Emphasis is on how risk assessments are made and how they
Topics covered include properties of environmental datasets,
are used in policy formation, including discussion of how
data quality objectives, statistical designs for data collection,
risk assessments can be objectively and effectively com-
methods of sample collection and analysis, data analysis and
municated to decision makers and the public. Prerequisite:
visualization, inference making. Issues of data worth and suf-
ESGN502 and one semester of statistics or consent of the
ficiency for decision making will also be addressed. Labora-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tory includes gravimetric, electrometric, spectrophotometric,
chromatographic, and microbiological analyses. Prerequisite:
ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This is a compre-
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture and laboratory; 3 se-
hensive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy, and
mester hours.
Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer,
scientist, planner, manager, consultant, government regulator,
ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY This
and citizen. It will prepare the student to deal with the com-
course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g., modes of
plex system of laws, regulations, court rulings, policies, and
decay, methods of detection and biological effects) and the
programs governing the environment in the USA. Course
use of naturally-occurring and artificial radionuclides as
coverage includes how our legal system works, sources of
tracers for environmental processes. Discussions of tracer
environmental law, the major USEPA enforcement programs,
applications will range from oceanic trace element scaveng-
state/local matching programs, the National Environmental
ing to contaminant transport through groundwater aquifers.
Policy Act (NEPA), air and water pollution (CAA, CWA),
Prerequisites: ESGN500 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
EPA risk assessment training, toxic/hazardous substances
lecture; 3 semester hours.
laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, TSCA, LUST, etc.), and
ESGN513. LIMNOLOGY This course covers the natural
a brief introduction to international environmental law. Pre-
chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes as well as some basic
requisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
principles concerning contamination of such water bodies.
Topics include heat budgets, water circulation and dispersal,
sedimentation processes, organic compounds and their trans-
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formations, radionuclide limnochronology, redox reactions,
ity, variability, uncertainty, and data insufficiency, will be ad-
metals and other major ions, the carbon