2014-2015
GRADUATE BULLETIN

Table of Contents
Interdisciplinary Programs ..................................................... 146
Geochemistry .................................................................. 146
Home ...................................................................................................... 2
Hydrologic Science and Engineering .............................. 150
Graduate ................................................................................................. 3
Interdisciplinary ............................................................... 153
Academic Calendar .......................................................................... 4
Materials Science ........................................................... 156
Facilities and Academic Support ...................................................... 5
Nuclear Engineering ....................................................... 160
General Information ......................................................................... 9
Underground Construction & Tunneling .......................... 163
The Graduate School ..................................................................... 12
Policies and Procedures .............................................................. 166
Admission to the Graduate School ................................................ 13
Directory of the School ....................................................................... 172
Student Life at CSM ...................................................................... 15
Board of Trustees ........................................................................ 172
Registration and Tuition Classification ........................................... 19
Emeritus Members of BOT .......................................................... 173
Graduation Requirements ....................................................... 22
Administration Executive Staff ..................................................... 174
Leave of Absence & Parental Leave ....................................... 23
Emeriti .......................................................................................... 177
In-State Tuition Classification Status ....................................... 25
Professors .................................................................................... 181
Academic Regulations ................................................................... 26
Associate Professors ................................................................... 184
Graduate Grading System ....................................................... 27
Assistant Professors .................................................................... 186
Graduation ............................................................................... 30
Teaching Professors .................................................................... 189
Independent Studies ............................................................... 31
Teaching Associate Professor ..................................................... 190
Non-Degree Students .............................................................. 32
Teaching Assistant Professors ..................................................... 192
Public Access to Graduate Thesis .......................................... 33
Library Faculty ............................................................................. 193
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance .................................... 34
Coaches/Athletics Faculty ............................................................ 194
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance ................................................ 36
Index ................................................................................................... 195
Graduate Departments and Programs ........................................... 38
College of Engineering & Computational Sciences ................. 46
Applied Mathematics & Statistics ...................................... 46
Civil & Environmental Engineering ................................... 51
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ..................... 60
Engineering Systems ........................................................ 71
Mechanical Engineering ................................................... 71
College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering ............ 77
Economics and Business ................................................. 77
Geology and Geological Engineering ............................... 87
Geophysics ..................................................................... 100
Liberal Arts and International Studies ............................. 107
Mining Engineering ......................................................... 113
Petroleum Engineering ................................................... 119
College of Applied Science and Engineering ........................ 126
Chemical and Biological Engineering ............................. 126
Chemistry and Geochemistry ......................................... 131
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ......................... 137
Physics ........................................................................... 142

2 Home
Home
enhanced sense of responsibility to promote positive change in the
world.
• Mines is committed to providing a quality experience for students,
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faculty, and staff through student programs, excellence in pedagogy
and research, and an engaged and supportive campus community.
Mission, Vision and Values
• Mines actively promotes ethical and responsible behaviors as a part
of all aspects of campus life.
Colorado statues define the role of the Colorado School of Mines as:
The Colorado School of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate
(Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees, 2013)
and graduate research institution with high admission standards. The
Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy, mineral,
and materials science and engineering and associated engineering
and science fields. The school shall be the primary institution of higher
education offering energy, mineral and materials science and mineral
engineering degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
(Colorado revised Statutes: Section 23-41-105).
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines has elaborated
on this statutory role with the following statement of the School's mission,
vision and values.
Mission
Education and research in engineering and science to solve the
world's challenges related to the earth, energy and the environment
• Colorado School of Mines educates students and creates knowledge
to address the needs and aspirations of the world's growing
population.
• Mines embraces engineering, the sciences, and associated fields
related to the discovery and recovery of the Earth's resources, the
conversion of resources to materials and energy, development of
advanced processes and products, fundamental knowledge and
technologies that support the physical and biological sciences, and
the economic, social and environmental systems necessary for a
sustainable global society.
• Mines empowers, and holds accountable, its faculty, students, and
staff to achieve excellence in its academic programs, its research,
and in its application of knowledge for the development of technology.
Vision
Mines will be the premier institution, based on the impact of its
graduates and research programs, in engineering and science
relating to the earth, energy and the environment
• Colorado School of Mines is a world-renowned institution that
continually enhances its leadership in educational and research
programs that serve constituencies throughout Colorado, the nation,
and the world.
• Mines is widely acclaimed as an educational institution focused on
stewardship of the earth, development of materials, overcoming the
earth's energy challenges, and fostering environmentally sound and
sustainable solutions.
Values
A student-centered institution focused on education that promotes
collaboration, integrity, perseverance, creativity, life-long learning,
and a responsibility for developing a better world
• The Mines student graduates with a strong sense of integrity,
intellectual curiosity, demonstrated ability to get a job done in
collaborative environments, passion to achieve goals, and an

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Graduate
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To Mines Graduate Students:
This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please
save it.
Published by:
Colorado School of Mines,
Golden, CO 80401
Address correspondence to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Main Telephone: 303-273-3247
Toll Free: 800-446-9488
http://gradschool.mines.edu/GS-Graduate-Office-Staff

4 Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar
E-Days
April 9-11
Thursday - Saturday
Engineering Exam
April 11
Saturday
Fall Semester 2014
Last Withdrawal - New
April 24
Friday
Freshmen & Transfers
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Classes End
April 30
Thursday
Confirmation Deadline
Aug. 18
Monday
Dead Week - No Exams
April 27 - May 1
Monday - Friday
Faculty Conference
Aug. 18
Monday
Dead Day - No Academic
May 1
Friday
Classes Start (1)
Aug. 19
Tuesday
Activities
Graduate Student
Aug. 22
Friday
Final Exams
May 2, 4-7
Saturday, Monday -
Registration Deadline - Late
Thursday
Fee Applied After this Date
Semester Ends
May 8
Friday
Labor Day - Classes in
Sep. 1
Monday
Commencement
May 8
Friday
Session
Final Grades Due
May 11
Monday
Census Day
Sep. 3
Wednesday
Fall Break (not always
Oct. 13 & 14
Monday & Tuesday
Summer Sessions 2015
Columbus Day)
Midterm Grades Due
Oct. 13
Monday
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Last Withdrawal - Continuing Nov. 7
Friday
Summer I Starts (6-week
May 11
Monday
Students (12 wks)
session) (1)
Priority Registration for
Nov. 10-14
Monday - Friday
Summer I Census
May 15
Friday
Spring Term
Memorial Day - No Classes, May 25
Monday
Non-Class Day prior to
Nov. 26
Wednesday
Campus Closed
Thanksgiving Break
Summer I Last Withdrawal - June 5
Friday
Thanksgiving Break -
Nov. 27-28
Thursday & Friday
All Students
Campus Closed
Summer I Ends
June 19
Friday
Last Withdrawal - New
Dec. 1
Monday
Summer I Grades Due
June 22
Monday
Freshmen & Transfers
Summer II Starts (6-week
June 22
Monday
Classes End
Dec. 4
Thursday
session) (1)
Dead Week - no exams
Dec. 1-5
Monday - Friday
Summer II Census
June 26
Friday
Dead Day - no academic
Dec. 5
Friday
Independence Day - No
Tentative July 3
Friday
activities
Classes, Campus Closed
Final Exams
Dec. 6, 8-11
Saturday, Monday -
Summer II Last Withdrawal - July 17
Friday
Thursday
All Students
Semester Ends
Dec. 12
Friday
Summer II Ends (2)
July 31
Friday
Commencement
Dec. 12
Friday
Summer II Grades Due
Aug. 3
Monday
Final Grades Due
Dec. 15
Monday
1
Petitions for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar's
Winter Break
Dec. 15 - Jan 6
Office for this term.
Spring Semester 2015
2
PHGN courses end two weeks later on Friday, August 14th.
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Confirmation Deadline
Jan. 6
Tuesday
Classes Start (1)
Jan. 7
Wednesday
Graduate Student
Jan. 9
Friday
Registration Deadline - Late
Fee Applied After this Date
Census Day
Jan. 22
Thursday
Non-Class Day - President's Feb. 16
Monday
Day
Midterm Grades Due
Mar. 2
Monday
Spring Break - 9th full week Mar. 7-15
Saturday - Sunday
of Spring Term
Last Withdrawal - Continuing April 2
Thursday
& Grad (13 weeks)
Priority Registration
April 6-10
Monday - Friday
Summer/Fall

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Facilities and Academic Support
Green Center banquet furnishings consist of 5-foot round tables with 8
chairs per table.
Arthur Lakes Library
Petroleum Hall seats 122 persons and is not used for academic classes.
Petroleum Hall is home to Special Programs and Continuing Education
Arthur Lakes Library is a regional information center for engineering,
events.
energy, minerals, materials, and associated engineering and science
fields. The Library supports university education and research programs
Metals Hall is our largest lecture hall. Seating is mixed with 45 cushioned
and is committed to meeting the information needs of the Mines
office chairs and 270 fixed folding-tablet armchairs with a total capacity
community and all library users.
of 315. Metals Hall has limited availability for events as it is used for
academic classes.
The Library has over 140,000 visitors a year and is a campus center for
learning, study and research. Facilities include meeting space, a campus
For more information visit www.greencenter.mines.edu.
computer lab, and individual and group study space. We host many
cultural events during the year, including concerts and art shows.
Computing, Communications, &
The librarians provide personalized help and instruction, and assist with
Information Technologies (CCIT)
research. The Library's collections include more than 500,000 books;
Campus Computing, Communications, & Information Technologies
thousands of print and electronic journals; hundreds of databases; one of
(CCIT) provides computing and networking services to meet the
the largest map collections in the West; an archive on Colorado School
instructional, research, administrative, and networking infrastructure
of Mines and western mining history; and several special collections.
needs of the campus. CCIT manages and operates campus networks
The Library is a selective U.S. and Colorado state depository with over
along with central academic and administrative computing systems,
600,000 government publications.
telecommunication systems, a high performance computing cluster
The Library Catalog provides access to Library collections and your user
for the energy sciences (see http://geco.mines.edu), and computer
account. Our databases allow users to find publications for classroom
classrooms and workrooms in several locations on campus. CCIT’s
assignments, research or personal interest. Students and faculty can
customer services and support group also provides direct support for
use most of the Library's electronic databases and publications from any
most electronic classrooms, departmental laboratories and desktops
computer on the campus network, including those in networked Mines
throughout the campus.
residential facilities. Dial-up and Internet access are available out of
Central computing accounts and services are available to registered
network.
students and current faculty and staff members. Information about hours,
Arthur Lakes Library is a member of the Colorado Alliance. Students and
services, and the activation of new accounts is available on the web site
faculty can use their library cards at other Alliance libraries, or can order
at http://ccit.mines.edu/, directly from the Help Desk in the Computer
materials directly using Prospector, our regional catalog. Materials can
Commons (in CTLM 156), or by calling (303) 273-3431.
also be requested from anywhere in the world through interlibrary loan.
Workrooms in several locations on campus contain networked PCs
Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and
and workstations. Printers, scanners, digitizers, and other specialized
resources are available for use in some of the locations.
Professional Center
In addition to central server and facilities operations, services supported
Completed in 1971, the Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and
for the campus community include email, wired and wireless network
Professional Center is named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Green, major
operation and support, access to the commodity Internet, Internet 2,
contributors to the funding of the building. Dr. Green was a co-founder
and National Lambda Rail, network security, volume and site licensing
and Vice President for Texas Instruments.
of software, online training modules, videoconferencing, student
registration, billing, and other administrative applications, campus
Bunker Auditorium can accommodate 1,100 patrons in theater style
web sites and central systems administration and support. CCIT also
seats. Minimal stage facilities, an orchestra pit with an orchestra lift,
manages and supports the central learning management system
digital pipe organ and 9' concert grand piano. Bunker Auditorium is home
(Blackboard), printing, short-term equipment loan, and room scheduling
to weekly campus movie nights.
for some general computer teaching classrooms.
Friedhoff Hall 1 seats up to 320 persons for banquets, or can be
All major campus buildings are connected to the computing network
configured for lectures, receptions and dances. Friedhoff 1 has hardwood
operated by CCIT and most areas of the campus are covered by the
floors, a built in stage, grand staircase entrance and 26 foot high ceilings.
wireless network. All residence halls and the Mines Park housing
Friedhoff 1 has three LCD projectors and a concert grade sound system
complex are wired for network access and some fraternity and sorority
making it one of the premier lecture venues on campus. Theatre Style
houses are also directly connected to the network.
seating can be accommodated in Friedhoff Hall 1 up to 400 persons.
All users of Colorado School of Mines computing and networking
Friedhoff Hall 2 seats up to 288 persons for banquets. Friedhoff 2 has
resources are expected to comply with all policies related to the use
carpeted floors, indirect architectural lighting and 12 foot high ceilings.
of these resources. Policies are available via the web pages at http://
Friedhoff Hall 3 accommodates 48 persons. Friedhoff 3 has carpeted
ccit.mines.edu.
flooring and can lighting also with 12 foot high ceiling.

6 Facilities and Academic Support
Copy Center
• “Blaster Pack” – Mines marbles, an “M”-ulator t-shirt, membership
card and more;*
Located on the first floor of Guggenheim Hall, the Copy Center offers
online binding, printed tabs, transparencies and halftones. Printing can
Students can join the CSMAA at the student membership (“M”-
be done on 8 ½"x 11", 11"x14" and 11"x17" paper sizes from odd-sized
ulator) level for exclusive benefits marked with an asterisk. For further
originals. Some of the other services offered are GBC and Velo Binding,
information:
folding, sorting and machine collating, reduction and enlargement, two
call 303-273-3295,
sided copying, and color copying. We have a variety of paper colors,
Fax 303-273-3583,
special resume paper and CSM watermark for thesis copying. These
email csmaa@mines.edu (//csmaa@mines.edu),
services are available to students, faculty, and staff. The Copy Center
or write:
campus extension is 3202.
Mines Alumni Association,
CSM Alumni Association
Coolbaugh House,
P.O. Box 1410,
The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association (CSMAA), established
Golden, CO 80402-1410.
in 1895, serves the Colorado School of Mines and more than 23,000
proud members of the powerful and successful alumni community. While
Environmental Health and Safety
all alumni are included in the reach of the CSMAA, it is a membership-
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department is located in
based, independent organization reliant upon membership funds
Chauvenet Hall room 194. The Department provides a variety of services
for much of its budget. Other sources of funding include the School,
to students, staff and faculty members. Functions of the Department
Foundation, merchandise sales and revenue-sharing partnerships. For
include: hazardous waste collection and disposal; chemical procurement
example, CSMAA administers the Colorado School of Mines license plate
and distribution; chemical spill response; assessment of air and water
program for cars registered in Colorado.
quality; fire safety; laboratory safety; industrial hygiene; radiation safety;
General services and programs include:
biosafety; and recycling. Staff is available to consult on issues such as
chemical exposure control, hazard identification, safety systems design,
• Mines magazine, a quarterly publication covering campus and alumni
personal protective equipment, or regulatory compliance. Stop by our
news;
office or call 303 273-3316. The EHS telephone is monitored nights and
• An online directory of all Mines alumni for networking purposes;
weekends to respond to spills and environmental emergencies.
• Online job listings for alumni two years out of school;
LAIS Writing Center
• Access to the alumni network on LinkedIn;*
• Section activities that provide social and networking connections to
Located on the third floor of Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085), the
the campus and Mines alumni around the world;
LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all CSM students,
• Alumni gatherings (meetings, reunions, golf tournaments, educational
faculty, and staff with an opportunity to enhance their writing abilities. The
programs and other special events) on and off campus;
LAIS Writing Center faculty are experienced technical and professional
writing instructors who are prepared to assist writers with everything
• Alumni recognition awards;
from course assignments to theses and dissertations, to scholarship
• On-campus CSM library privileges for Colorado residents;
and job applications. This service is free to CSM students, faculty, and
Benefits for current Colorado School of Mines students include:
staff and entails one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at http://
www.mines.edu/acade- mic/lais/wc/).
• Legacy Grants for children or grandchildren of alumni when parent or
grandparent has been a consistent member of CSMAA for previous
Off-Campus Study
five years;
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any period of off-
• The Student Financial Assistance Program;
campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or foreign, including faculty-
• Celebration of Alumni banquet for graduating students;
led short courses, study abroad, or any off-campus trip sponsored by
• The CSMAA Mentorship program, pairing students with alumni for
CSM or led by a CSM faculty member. The registration must occur in
professional development;*
the same term that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the
• Invitations to social and networking events, i.e. Dinner and Dialogue,
student must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emergency
Leadership Development events, Holiday Party, sporting events
contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and FERPA release, and
provide adequate proof of current health insurance prior to departure. For
• Access to the alumni network on LinkedIn;*
additional information concerning study abroad requirements, contact the
• Access to the CSMAA social networking website,
Office of International Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other information,
www.minesonline.net (http://www.minesonline.net);
contact the Registrar’s Office.
• Early notice, information and reminders about alumni-based
scholarships;
Office of International Programs
• Exclusive opportunities to enter drawings for a CSMAA book
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and facilitates
scholarship;*
international education, research and outreach at CSM. OIP is
• CSM Bookstore discounts (excluding textbooks and Apple products);*
administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
• Renter’s insurance discount from Liberty Mutual;

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OIP is located in 1706 Illinois Street. For more specific information about
5. Utilize OTT opportunities to advance high-quality faculty and
study abroad and other international programs, contact OIP at 384-2121
students;
or visit the OIP web page (http://OIP.mines.edu).
6. Provide a return on investment on CSM inventions which is used to
expand the school's research and education missions.
The office works with the departments and divisions of the School to:
Public Relations
1. help develop and facilitate study abroad opportunities for CSM
undergraduate and graduate students and serve as an informational
For information about the school's publications guidelines, including the
and advising resource for them;
use of Mines logos, and for media-related requests, contact:
2. assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Director,
3. serve as an information resource for faculty and scholars of the
303-273-3541 or
CSM community, promoting faculty exchanges and the pursuit of
kgilbert@mines.edu (//kgilbert@mines.edu).
collaborative international research activities;
Registrar
4. foster international outreach and technology transfer programs;
5. facilitate arrangements for official international visitors to CSM; and
The Office of the Registrar supports the academic mission of the
6. in general, help promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular
Colorado School of Mines by providing service to our current and former
programs and activities.
students, faculty, staff, and administration. These services include
maintaining and protecting the integrity and security of the official
Graduate students may apply for participation in dual degree programs
academic record, registration, degree verification, scheduling and
offered by CSM and its partners. Generally these programs require the
reporting. Our office routinely reviews policy, makes recommendations for
preparation and defense of one jointly supervised thesis project and the
change, and coordinates the implementation of approved policy revisions.
completion of degree requirements at each participating university (http:/
OIP.mines.edu/studentabroad/schol.html).
The Office of the Registrar seeks to fulfill this mission through a
commitment to high quality service provided in a professional, efficient
Office of Research
and courteous manner. Our specific services include but are not limited
to:
Mines is a global leader in research and the advancement of technology.
Led by our world-class faculty, the research conducted at Mines
• Enrollment and degree verifications
enhances the educational experience of our graduates. Students have
• Transcripts
the opportunity to actively participate in research at every level of their
• Degree auditing and diplomas (undergraduate)
education.
• Transfer credit entry and verification
Our research spans many highly relevant areas with a specific focus
• Veteran's Administration Certifying Official services
on energy and environmental stewardship. Our first-rate facilities
• Registration setup and execution
and partnerships with industry, national laboratories, other universities,
• Course and room scheduling
funding agencies and international institutions enable us to maintain
• Academic and enrollment reporting
our cutting edge research and have a significant impact on real world
problems. Research is a cooperative effort in the Mines community.
• Residency for current students
• Grade collection, reporting and changes
For more information about the Office of Research please contact: Lisa
Kinzel, Executive Assistant for Research, lkinzel@mines.edu or (303)
Management of the Registrar's Office adheres to the guidelines on
384-2470
professional practices and ethical standards developed by the American
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
Office of Technology Transfer
Our office also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act of 1974 (FERPA), Colorado Department of Higher Education rules
TThe purpose of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is to reward
and policies, and the Colorado School of Mines policies on confidentiality
innovation and entrepreneurial activity by students, faculty and staff,
and directory information.
recognize the value, preserve ownership of CSM's intellectual property,
and contribute to local and national the economic growth. OTT reports
The Registrar's Office is located in the Student Center, Room 31.
directly to the Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer and
works closely with the school's offices of Legal Services and Research
Hours of operation are:
Administration to coordinate activities. With support from its external
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 9am-5pm;
Advisory Board, OTT strives to:
Wednesday 10am-5pm.
1. Initiate and stimulate entrepreneurship and development of
The office phone number is (303) 273-3200.
mechanisms for effective investment of CSM’s intellectual capital;
The fax number is (303) 384-2253.
2. Secure CSM’s intellectual properties generated by faculty, students,
Lara Medley represents Colorado School of Mines as the Registrar.
and staff;
She is normally available on a walk-in basis (when not in meetings)
3. Contribute to the economic growth of the community, state, and
if a student or other client has an issue that needs special attention.
nation through facilitating technology transfer to the commercial
Appointments are also welcomed.
sector;
4. Retain and motivate faculty by rewarding entrepreneurship;

8 Facilities and Academic Support
Research Administration
Park for $18.50 per month. Students wishing to take advantage of in-
room phones in Mines Park should contact the Telecommunications
The Office of Research Administration (ORA), under the Vice President
Office to arrange for service. Telephone sets are not provided by the
for Finance and Administration, provides administrative support in
Telecommunications Office.
proposal preparation and contract and grant administration, which
includes negotiation, account set-up, and close out of expired
Students may make long distance calls from any CSM provided phone by
agreements. Information on any of these areas of research and specific
using a third party calling card. Access to third party carriers is available
forms can be accessed on our web site at www.is.mines.edu/ora.
through toll-free (800, 888, 877, 866 and 855) numbers provided by the
third party carrier along with the appropriate instructions.
Office of Strategic Enterprises
Women in Science, Engineering and
The mission of the Office of Strategic Enterprises (OSE) is to bring
Mathematics (WISEM) Program
Mines' educational and intellectual resources to the world and enable
professionals, corporate entities, and universities from around the globe
The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for women in science
to interact with Mines. The goal is a distinctive "anywhere, anytime"
and engineering careers, to increase retention of women at CSM, and
approach to learning in a fast-paced, changing world. Initiatives include
to promote equity and diversity in higher education. The office sponsors
executive and corporate training, non-degree courses, and summer
programs and services for the CSM community regarding gender and
intensives. Professionals needing continuing education can find short-
equity issues. For further information, contact:
term and part-time offerings, targeted training, off-campus programs and
Debra K. Lasich, Executive Director, WISEM Program,
certificate courses. OSE also reaches out to prospective universities on
Colorado School of Mines,
different continents to initiate partnerships that could benefit from Mines'
1710 Illinois Street,
academic capabilities in resource or energy development. Advancing
Golden, CO 80401-1869.
Mines' global mission in other countries, OSE increases opportunities for
Phone (303) 273-3097;
international researchers to study at Mines, and for Mines researchers
email dlasich@mines.edu (//dlasich@mines.edu);
to work at international facilities. The Office of Special Programs and
website http://wisem.mines.edu/.
Continuing Education (SPACE) reports to OSE and administers most
of the programmatic offerings. For further information about OSE, visit
Librarian
inside.mines.edu/Educational_Outreach.
Joanne V. Lerud-Heck, Library Director
Special Programs and Continuing
Lisa G. Dunn
Education (SPACE)
Laura A. Guy
The SPACE Office administers short courses, special programs, and
professional outreach programs to practicing engineers and other working
Associate Librarian
professionals. Short courses, offered both on the CSM campus and
Lisa S. Nickum
throughout the US, provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas
and are taught by faculty members, adjuncts, and other experienced
Christopher Thiry
professionals. The Office offers a broad array of programming for K-12
teachers and students through its Teacher Enhancement Program,
Heather L. Whitehead
and the Denver Earth Science Project. The Office also coordinates
educational programs for international corporations and governments
Assistant Librarian
through the International Institute for Professional Advancement and
Patricia E. Andersen
hosts the educational portion of the Mine Safety and Health Training
Program. A separate bulletin lists the educational programs offered by:
Christine Baker
the SPACE Office, CSM,
1600 Jackson Street, Suite 160A
Pamela M. Blome
Golden, CO 80401.
Lia Vella
Phone: 303-279-5563;
FAX 303-277-8683;
Research Librarian
email space@mines.edu (//space@mines.edu);
website www.mines.edu/Educational_Outreach.
Julie Carmen
Telecommunications
CIO
The Telecommunications Office is located in the CTLM building 2nd
Derek Wilson
floor east end room 256 and provides telephone services to the campus.
CISO
The office is open 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, and
can be reached by calling (303) 273-3355 or via the web at http://
Phil Romig, III, Director, Computing & Networking Infrastructure
inside.mines.edu/Telecommunications.
Director
Courtesy phones are provided on each floor of the traditional residence
halls and Weaver Towers as well as school owned fraternities and
Gina Boice, Customer Services & Support
sororities. In-room phones are available to students living in Mines

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Tim Kaiser, High Performance and Research Computing
2. PhD graduates will be scholars and international leaders who exhibit
the highest standards of integrity.
David Lee, Enterprise Systems
3. PhD graduates will advance in their professions and assume
George Funkey, Policy, Planning, & Integration Services
leadership positions in industry, government and academia.
Registrar
Institutional Student Outcomes:
Lara Medley
1. Demonstration of exemplary disciplinary expertise.
2. Demonstration of a set of skills and attitudes usually associated
Associate Registrar
with our understanding of what it is to be an academic scholar (e.g.,
intellectual curiosity, intellectual integrity, ability to think critically
Dahl Grayckowski, for Systems
and argue persuasively, the exercise of intellectual independence, a
Diana Anglin, for Operations
passion for life-long learning, etc.).
3. Demonstration of a set of professional skills (e.g., oral and written
Assistant Registrar
communication, time-management, project planning, teaching,
Tabatha Grayckowski, for Graduation
teamwork and team leadership, cross-cultural and diversity
awareness, etc.) necessary to succeed in a student's chosen career
Specialist
path.
Margaret Kenney, Reporting
Masters Programs
Nolan Oltjenbruns, Registration
The Colorado School of Mines offers a wide variety of Masters-
level degree programs that include thesis and non-thesis Master
Judy Westley, Records
of Science programs, Master of Engineering programs, Profession
Senior Vice President
Masters programs and a Master of International Political Economy of
Resources. While the objectives and outcomes provided below document
Nigel Middleton
expectations of all Masters-level programs, it is expected that given
the diversity of program types, different programs will emphasize some
General Information
objectives and outcomes more than others.
Institutional Educational Objectives:
2014-2015
1. Masters graduates will contribute to the advancement of their chosen
Institutional Values and Principles
fields through adopting, applying and evaluating state-of-the-art
Graduate Education
practices.
2. Masters graduates will be viewed within their organizations as
The Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to serving the people
technologically advanced and abreast of the latest scholarship.
of Colorado, the nation and the global community by providing high
3. Masters graduates will exhibit the highest standards of integrity in
quality educational and research experiences to students in science,
applying scholarship.
engineering and related areas that support the institutional mission.
4. Masters graduates will advance in their professions.
Recognizing the importance of responsible earth stewardship, Mines
places particular emphasis on those fields related to the discovery,
Institutional Student Outcomes:
production and utilization of resources needed to improve the quality
of life of the world's inhabitants and to sustain the earth system upon
1. Graduates will demonstrate exemplary disciplinary expertise.
which all life and development depend. To this end, Mines is devoted to
2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to conduct direct research; the
creating a learning community that provides students with perspectives
ability to assimilate and assess scholarship; and the ability to apply
informed by the humanities and social sciences, perspectives that
scholarship in new, creative and productive ways.
also enhance students' understanding of themselves and their role in
3. Graduates will demonstrate professional skills (e.g., oral and written
contemporary society. Mines therefore seeks to instill in all graduate
communication, time-management, project planning, teamwork and
students a broad class of developmental and educational attributes that
team leadership, cross-cultural and diversity awareness, ethics, etc.)
are guided by a set of institutionally vetted educational objectives and
necessary to succeed in a student's chosen career path.
student learning outcomes. For doctoral and masters degree programs,
these are summarized below.
Research
Doctoral Programs
The creation and dissemination of new knowledge are primary
responsibilities of all members of the university community and
Institutional Educational Objectives:
fundamental to the educational and societal missions of the institution.
Public institutions have an additional responsibility to use that knowledge
1. PhD graduates will advance the state of the art of their discipline
to contribute to the economic growth and public welfare of the society
(integrating existing knowledge and creating new knowledge) by
from which they receive their charter and support. As a public institution
conducting independent research that addresses relevant disciplinary
of higher education, a fundamental responsibility of Mines is to provide an
issues and by disseminating their research results to appropriate
environment that enables contribution to the public good by encouraging
target audiences.
creative research and ensuring the free exchange of ideas, information,

10 General Information
and results. To this end, the institution acknowledges the following
Mines long has had an international reputation. Students have come
responsibilities:
from nearly every nation, and alumni can be found in every corner of the
globe.
• To insure that these activities are conducted in an environment of
minimum influence and bias, it is essential that Mines protect the
Location
academic freedom of all members of its community.
Golden, Colorado, has always been the home of Mines. Located
• To provide the mechanisms for creation and dissemination of
in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 20 minutes west of Denver,
knowledge, the institution recognizes that access to information
this community of 15,000 also serves as home to the Coors Brewing
and information technology (e.g. library, computing and internet
Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a major U.S.
resources) are part of the basic infrastructure support to which every
Geological Survey facility that also contains the National Earthquake
member of the community is entitled.
Center. The seat of government for Jefferson County, Golden once
• To promote the utilization and application of knowledge, it is
served as the territorial capital of Colorado. Skiing is an hour away to the
incumbent upon Mines to define and protect the intellectual-property
west.
rights and responsibilities of faculty members, students, as well as
the institution.
Administration
• To insure integration of research activities into its basic educational
By State statute, the school is managed by a seven-member board
mission, its research policies and practices conform to the state non-
of trustees appointed by the governor, and the student and faculty
competition law requiring all research projects have an educational
bodies elect one nonvoting board member each The school is supported
component through the involvement of students and/or post-doctoral
financially by student tuition and fees and by the State through annual
fellows.
appropriations. These funds are augmented by government and privately
Intellectual Property
sponsored research, and private gift support from alumni, corporations,
foundations and other friends.
The creation and dissemination of knowledge are primary responsibilities
of all members of the university community. As an institution of higher
Colorado School of Mines Non-
education, a fundamental mission of Mines is to provide an environment
Discrimination Statement
that motivates the faculty and promotes the creation, dissemination, and
application of knowledge through the timely and free exchange of ideas,
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Titles VI and
information, and research results for the public good. To insure that
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment
these activities are conducted in an environment of minimum influence
of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
and bias, so as to benefit society and the people of Colorado, it is
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act
essential that Mines protect the academic freedom of all members of its
of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Employment
community. It is incumbent upon Mines to help promote the utilization
and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Genetic Information
and application of knowledge by defining and protecting the rights and
Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Board of Trustees Policy 10.6, the
responsibilities of faculty members, students and the institution, with
Colorado School of Mines does not discriminate against individuals
respect to intellectual property which may be created while an individual
on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
is employed as a faculty member or enrolled as a student.
expression, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military
service, or genetic information in its administration of educational
History of Colorado School of Mines
policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and
loan programs; athletic or other school-administered programs; or
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discovered in the
employment.
Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry was in trouble. The
nuggets had been picked out of streams and the rich veins had been
Inquiries, concerns, or complaints should be directed by subject content
worked, and new methods of exploration, mining, and recovery were
as follows:
needed.
The Employment-related EEO and discrimination contact is:
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud, Arthur Lakes,
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
George West and Episcopal Bishop George M. Randall proposed a
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
school of mines. In 1874 the Territorial Legislature appropriated $5,000
Golden, Colorado 80401
and commissioned Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
Territorial School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the
Bill on February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in 1876,
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for employment
the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally established. The first
is:
diploma was awarded in 1883.
Ann Hix, Benefits Manager, Human Resources
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
As Mines grew, its mission expanded from the rather narrow initial
Golden, Colorado 80401
focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petroleum production and
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
refining as well. Recently it has added programs in materials science
and engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and a broad
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for students and
range of other engineering and applied science disciplines. Mines sees
academic educational programs is:
its mission as education and research in engineering and applied science
Kristen Wieger, Coordinator of Student Disability Services
with a special focus on the earth science disciplines in the context of
Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street
responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
Golden, Colorado 80401

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(Telephone: 303.273.3377)
The Title IX Coordinator is:
Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services
Student Center Room 218
1600 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401
(Telephone: 303.273.3050)
(E-Mail: rflintof@mines.edu)
The ADA Facilities Access Coordinator is:
Gary Bowersock, Director of Facilities Management
1318 Maple Street
Golden, Colorado 80401
(Telephone: 303.273.3330)

12 The Graduate School
The Graduate School
accredits undergraduate degree programs in chemical engineering,
engineering, engineering physics, geological engineering, geophysical
engineering, metallurgical and materials engineering, mining engineering
2014-2015
and petroleum engineering. The American Chemical Society has
http://gradschool.mines.edu
approved the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and
Geochemistry.
Unique Programs
Degree Programs
Prof.
M.S.
M.E.
Ph.D.
Because of its special focus, Colorado School of Mines has unique
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
x
x
programs in many fields. For example, Mines is the only institution in
Applied Physics
x
x
the world that offers doctoral programs in all five of the major earth
Chemical Engineering
x
x
science disciplines: Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics,
Geochemistry, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. It also
Chemistry
x
has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials Engineering programs in
Applied Chemistry
x
the country that still focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
Civil & Environmental Engineering
x
x
processing to finished advanced materials.
Computer Sciences
x
x
In addition to the traditional programs defining the institutional focus,
Electrical Engineering
x
x
Mines is pioneering both undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary
Engineering Systems
x
x
programs. The School understands that solutions to the complex
Engineering & Technology Management
x
problems involving global processes and quality of life issues require
Environmental Geochemistry
x
cooperation among scientists, engineers, economists, and the
Environmental Engineering & Science
x
x
humanities.
Geochemistry
x
x
Mines offers interdisciplinary programs in areas such as materials
Geological Engineering
x
x
x
science, hydrology, nuclear engineering and geochemistry. These
Geology
x
x
programs make interdisciplinary connections between traditional fields of
Geophysical Engineering
x
x
engineering, physical science and social science, emphasizing a broad
exposure to fundamental principles while cross-linking information from
Geophysics
x
x
traditional disciplines to create the insight needed for breakthroughs
Hydrology
x
x
in the solution of modern problems. Additional interdisciplinary degree
International Political Economy &
x*
programs may be created by Mines' faculty as need arises and offered
Resources
with the degree title "Interdisciplinary". Currently, one additional
Materials Science
x
x
interdisciplinary degree is offered through this program. It is a specialty
Mechanical Engineering
x
x
offering in operations research with engineering.
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
x
x
x
Lastly, Mines offers a variety of non-thesis Professional Master degrees
Mineral & Energy Economics
x
x
to meet the career needs of working professionals in Mines' focus areas.
Mineral Exploration
x
Graduate Degrees Offered
Mining & Earth Systems Engineering
x
x
x
Nuclear Engineering
x
x
x
Mines offers professional masters, master of science (M.S.), master
Operations Research with Engineering**
x
of engineering (M.E.) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in the
Petroleum Engineering
x
x
x
disciplines listed in the chart at right.
Petroleum Reservoir Systems
x
In addition to masters and Ph.D. degrees, departments and divisions
Underground Construction and Tunneling
x
x
can also offer graduate certificates. Graduate certificates are designed to
have selective focus, short time to completion and consist of course work
*
Master of International Political Economy of Resources
only.
**
Interdisciplinary degree with specialty in Operations Research with
Engineering
Accreditation
Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by:
the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
telephone (312) 263-0456
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
telephone (410) 347-7700

Colorado School of Mines 13
Admission to the Graduate
Foreign Exchange Students
School
Graduate level students living outside of the U.S. may wish to take
courses at Colorado School of Mines as exchange students. They may
enroll for regular courses as foreign exchange students. Inquiries and
2014-2015
applications should be made to:
Admission Requirements
The Office of International Programs, CSM
The Graduate School of Colorado School of Mines is open to graduates
Golden, CO 80401-0028
from four-year programs at recognized colleges or universities. Admission
Phone: 303-384-2121
to all graduate programs is competitive, based on an evaluation of prior
A person admitted as a foreign exchange student who subsequently
academic performance, test scores and references. The academic
decides to pursue a regular degree program must apply and gain
background of each applicant is evaluated according to the requirements
admission to the Graduate School. All credits earned as a foreign
of each department outlined later in this section of the Bulletin.
exchange student may be transferred into the regular degree program if
To be a candidate for a graduate degree, students must have completed
the student's graduate committee and department head approve.
an appropriate undergraduate degree program. Colorado School of
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
Mines undergraduate students in the Combined Degree Program may,
however, work toward completion of graduate degree requirements prior
Programs
to completing undergraduate degree requirements. See the Combined
Several degree programs offer Mines undergraduate students the
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree section of the Graduate Bulletin for
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Degree while completing
details of this program.
the requirements of their Bachelor Degree. These programs can give
students a head start on graduate education. An overview of these
Categories of Admission
combined programs and description of the admission process and
There are four categories of admission to graduate studies at Colorado
requirements are found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements
School of Mines: regular, provisional, graduate nondegree, and foreign
(http://bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/programs) section of this Bulletin.
exchange.
Admission into a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate degree program is
Regular Degree Students
available only to current Mines undergraduate students. Mines alumni are
not eligible for Combined degree program enrollment.
Applicants who meet all the necessary qualifications as determined by
the program to which they have applied are admitted as regular graduate
Admission Procedure
students.
Applying for Admission
Provisional Degree Students
Both US resident and international students may apply electronically for
Applicants who are not qualified to enter the regular degree program
admission. Our Web address is: http://www.mines.edu/gradschoolapp/
directly may be admitted as provisional degree students for a trial period
onlineapp.html
not longer than 12 months. During this period students must demonstrate
their ability to work for an advanced degree as specified by the admitting
To apply follow the procedure outlined below.
degree program. After the first semester, the student may request
1. Application: Go to the online application form at http://
that the department review his or her progress and make a decision
www.mines.edu/gradschoolapp/onlineapp.html. Students wishing to
concerning full degree status. With department approval, the credits
apply for graduate school should submit completed applications by
earned under the provisional status can be applied towards the advanced
the following dates:
degree.
for Fall admission*
Nondegree Students
December 15 - Priority consideration for financial support
June 1 - International student deadline
Practicing professionals may wish to update their professional knowledge
July 1 - Domestic student deadline
or broaden their areas of competence without committing themselves to
for Spring Admission*
a degree program. They may enroll for regular courses as nondegree
September 1
students. Inquiries and applications should be made to:
*
Some programs have different application deadlines. Please
refer to http://www.mines.edu/Deadlines_GS for current deadline
The Graduate Office, CSM
information for specific programs.
Golden, CO 80401-0028
Phone: 303-273-3247
Students wishing to submit applications beyond the final deadline
should contact the Graduate Office.
A person admitted as a nondegree student who subsequently decides
to pursue a regular degree program must apply and gain admission to
2. Transcripts: The Graduate Office recommends uploading
the Graduate School. All credits earned as a nondegree student may
electronic copies of transcripts (in .pdf format) within the online
be transferred into the regular degree program if the student's graduate
application system from each school previously attended.
committee and department head approve.
Electronic copies of transcripts can also be sent, via email, to
grad.credentials@mines.edu. International students' transcripts
must be in English or have an official English translation attached.

14 Admission to the Graduate School
Transcripts are not considered official unless they are sent directly
The Coulter Student Health Center
by the institution attended and are complete, with no courses in
1225 17th Street
progress.
Golden, CO 80401-1869
3. Letters of Recommendation: Three (3) letters of recommendation are
The Health Center telephone numbers are 303-273-3381 and
required. Individuals who know your personal qualities and scholastic
303-279-3155.
or professional abilities can use the online application system to
submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters can also be
Veterans
mailed directly to the Graduate Office.
4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Most departments require
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado State Approving
the General test of the Graduate Record Examination for applicants
Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606,
seeking admission to their programs. Refer to the section Graduate
and 1607. Undergraduate students must register for and maintain 12.0
Degree Programs and Courses by Department or the Graduate
credit hours, and graduate students must register for and maintain 9.0
School application packet to find out if you must take the GRE
credit hours of graduate work in any semester to be certified as a full-time
examination. For information about the test, write to:
student for full-time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
Graduate Record Examinations
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
Educational Testing Service
All changes in hours, program, addresses, marital status, or dependents
PO Box 6000
are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as soon as possible
Princeton, NJ 08541- 6000
so that overpayment or underpayment may be avoided. Veterans must
(Telephone 609-771-7670)
see the Veteran’s Certifying Officer each semester to be certified for any
or visit online at www.gre.org (http://www.gre.org)
benefits for which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue
5. English Language Requirements: Applicants whose native language
to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as defined by
is not English must prove proficiency. Language examination
Colorado School of Mines.
results must be sent to the Graduate School as part of the
admission process. The institution has minimum English proficiency
An honorably or generally discharged military veteran providing a copy of
requirements - learn more at: http://www.mines.edu/Intl_GS.
his/her DD214 is awarded two credit hours to meet the physical education
English proficiency may be proven by achieving one of the following:
undergraduate degree requirement at CSM. Additionally, veterans may
a. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum
request substitution of a technical elective for the institution's core EPICS
score of 550 on the paper-based test or a score of 79 on the
course requirement in all undergraduate degree programs.
internet Based TOEFL (iBT).
b. At IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score
For more information, please visit the Veterans Services (http://
of 6.5, with no band below a 6.0.
inside.mines.edu/Veterans-Services) webpage.
c. A PTE A (Pearson test of English) score of 70 or higher.
d. Independent evaluation and approval by the admission-granting
department.
6. Additional instructions for admission to graduate school specific to
individual departments are contained in the application for admission.
Financial Assistance
To apply for Mines financial assistance, check the box in the Financial
Information section of the online graduate application or complete the
Financial Assistance section on the paper application.
Application Review Process
When application materials are received by the Graduate School, they
are processed and sent to the desired degree program for review. The
review is conducted according to the process developed and approved
by the faculty of that degree program. The degree program transmits
its decision to the Dean of the Graduate School, who then notifies the
applicant. The decision of the degree program is final and may not be
appealed.
Health Record and Additional Steps
When students first enroll at Mines, they must complete the student
health record form which is sent to them when they are accepted for
enrollment. Students must submit the student health record, including
health history, medical examination, and record of immunization, in order
to complete registration.
Questions can be addressed to:

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Student Life at CSM
center is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during
the fall and spring semesters.
2014-2015
Coulter Student Health Center: Services are provided to all students
who have paid the student health center fee. The Coulter Student Health
Housing
Center (303) 273-3381, FAX (303) 273-3623 is located on the first floor
Graduate students may choose to reside in campus-owned apartment
of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center at the corner of 18th
housing areas on a space-available basis. The Mines Park apartment
and Elm Streets (1770 Elm Street). Nurse practitioners and registered
complex is located west of the 6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection
nurses provide services Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
on 55 acres owned by Mines. The complex houses upperclass
and 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm and family medicine physicians provide services
undergraduate students, graduate students, and families. Residents must
by appointment several days a week. After hours students can call New
be full-time students.
West Physicians at (303) 278-4600 to speak to the physician on call
(identify yourself as a CSM student). The Health Center offers primary
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, cable
health and dental care. For X-rays, specialists or hospital care, students
television, wired and wireless internet connections, and an optional
are referred to appropriate providers in the community. More information
campus phone line for an additional fee. There are two community
is available at http://healthcenter.mines.edu.
centers which contain the laundry facilities, recreational and study space,
and meeting rooms. For more information or to apply for apartment
Dental Clinic: The Dental Clinic is located on the second floor of the W.
housing, go to the Apartment Housing website.
Lloyd Wright Wellness Center. Services include cleanings, restoratives,
and x-rays. Students who have paid the student health fee are eligible
For all Housing & Dining rates, go to Tuition, Fees, Financial
for this service. The dental clinic is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Assistance, Housing (bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/
Fridays during the academic year with fewer hours in the summer.
tuitionfeesfinancialassistancehousing)
Services are by appointment only and can be made by calling the Dental
Clinic. Dental care is on a fee-for-service basis, and students enrolled in
Facilities
the CSM Student Health Benefits Plan pay lower rates for dental care.
The Dental Clinic takes cash or checks, no credit/debit cards
Student Center
Fees: Students are charged a mandatory Health Services fee each
The Ben H. Parker Student Center contains the offices for the Vice
semester, which allows them access to services at the Health Center.
President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Associate Dean of
Spouses of enrolled CSM students can choose to pay the health center
Students, Student Activities and Greek Life, Student Government
fee and are eligible for services. Dental services are not available to
(ASCSM), Admissions and Financial Aid, Cashier, Career Services,
spouses.
Registrar, BlasterCard, Conference Services, and student organizations.
The Student Center also contains the student dining hall (known as the
Immunization Requirement: The State of Colorado requires that
Slate Cafe), Diggers Den food court, bookstore, student lounges, meeting
all students enrolled have proof of two MMR’s (measles, mumps
rooms, and banquet facilities.
and rubella). A blood test showing immunity to all three diseases is
acceptable. History of disease is not acceptable.
Student Recreation Center
Student Health Benefits Plan: The SHBP office is located on the
Completed in May 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student Recreation
second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center.
Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple Streets in the heart
of campus, provides a wide array of facilities and programs designed
Adequate Health Insurance Requirement: All degree seeking U.S.
to meet student's recreational and leisure needs while providing for a
citizen and permanent resident students, and all international students
healthy lifestyle. The Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall,
regardless of degree status, are required to have health insurance.
an eight-lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and equipped
and may waive coverage if they have comparable coverage under
for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other similar activities,
a personal or employer plan. International students must purchase
a competition gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts
the SHBP, unless they meet specific requirements. Information about
as well as seating for 2500 people, a separate recreation gymnasium
the CSM Student Health Benefits Plan, as well as the criteria for
designed specifically for a wide variety of recreational programs,
waiving, is available online at http://studentinsurance.mines.edu or by
extensive locker room and shower facilities, and a large lounge intended
calling 303.273.3388. Coverage for spouses and dependents is also
for relaxing, playing games or watching television. In addition to
available. Enrollment confirmation or waiver of the CSM Student Health
housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as well as the Intramurals
Benefits Plan is done online for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
and Club Sports Programs, the Center serves as the competition
International students must compete a paper enrollment/waiver form. The
venue for the Intercollegiate Men and Women's Basketball Programs,
deadline is Census Day.
the Intercollegiate Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's
Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program.
Counseling Center: Located on the second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright
Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Services are available
W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center
for students who have paid the Student Services fee. Individual personal,
The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street, houses
academic, and career counseling is offered on a short-term basis to
several health and wellness programs for Mines students: the Coulter
all enrolled CSM students. In cases where a student requires longer-
Student Health Center, the Student Health Benefits Plan, the Counseling
term counseling, referrals are made to providers in the local community.
Center, the Dental Clinic and Student Disability Services. The wellness
The Counseling Center also provides education and assessment on

16 Student Life at CSM
alcohol and other drug use. More information is available at http://
Core Supplemental Instruction (CSI): First-Year students are
counseling.mines.edu/.
encouraged to attend our CSI workshops. These workshops run
concurrent to many of the first-year classes (Calc, Chem, Physics, etc.)
Student Disability Services: Located on the second floor of the W.
and reiterate/strengthen material taught in class. They are offered in the
Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Student
evening and are free to all students.
Disability Services provides students with disabilities an equal opportunity
to access the institution’s courses, programs and activities. Services
Faculty in CASA: Faculty from various departments host their regular
are available to students with a variety of disabilities, including but not
office hours in CASA. Students are encouraged to utilize these
limited to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning disorders,
professors for assistance with material and/or questions on course
psychological disorders, vision impairment, hearing impairment, and
planning.
other disabilities. A student requesting disability accommodations at
the Colorado School of Mines must comply with the Documentation
Website: CASA maintains an extensive website with resources, helpful
Guidelines and submit required documents, along with a completed
tips, and guides. Check out CASA at http://casa.mines.edu.
Request for Reasonable Accommodations form to Student Disability
Motor Vehicles Parking
Services.
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the campus
Documentation Guidelines and the Request form are available at http://
Parking Services Division of Facilities Management, 1318 Maple Street,
disabilities.mines.edu/.
and must display a CSM parking permit. Vehicles must be registered at
Services
the beginning of each semester or upon bringing your vehicle on campus,
and updated whenever you change your address.
Academic Advising & Support Services
Public Safety
Center for Academic Services and Advising
The Colorado School of Mines Department of Public Safety is a full
(CASA)
service, community oriented law enforcement agency, providing 24/7
service to the campus. It is the mission of the Colorado School of Mines
Academic Advising: All students entering CSM are assigned an
Police Department to make the Mines campus the safest campus in
Academic Advising Coordinator. This assignment is made by last name.
Colorado.
This Coordinator serves as the student’s academic advisor until they
formally declare their major or intended degree. This declaration occurs in
The department is responsible for providing services such as:
their sophomore year. Incoming students have only noted an interest and
are not declared.
• Proactive patrol of the campus and its facilities
• Investigation and reporting of crimes and incidents
The Coordinators will host individual, walk-in, and group advising
sessions throughout the semester. Every student is required to meet
• Motor vehicle traffic and parking enforcement
with their Coordinator at least once per semester. The Coordinator will
• Crime and security awareness programs
administer a PIN for course registration, each semester. Students unsure
• Alcohol / Drug abuse awareness / education
of their academic path (which major to choose) should work with their
• Self defense classes
Coordinator to explore all different options.
• Consultation with campus departments for safety and security
CASA also hosts Peer 2 Peer advising. Students may walk-in and speak
matters
with a fellow student on various issues pertaining to course, such as
• Additional services to the campus community such as: vehicle
course registration).
unlocks and jumpstarts, community safe walks (escorts), authorized
after-hours building and office access, and assistance in any medical,
CSM101: The First-Year Symposium, , is a required, credit-bearing class.
fire, or other emergency situation.
CSM101 aims to facilitate the transition from high school to college;
create community among peers and upper-class students; assess and
The police officers employed by the Department of Public Safety are fully
monitor academic progress; and provide referrals to appropriate campus
trained police officers in accordance with the Peace Officer Standards
resources. CSM101 is taught by 38 professional staff members (including
and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board and the Colorado Revised Statute.
faculty) and 76 Peer Mentor students.
Career Center
Tutoring Services: CASA offers weekly tutoring services for all core-
The Mines Career Center mission is to assist students in developing,
curriculum courses. Our services run Sunday through Thursday and are
evaluating, and/or implementing career, education, and employment
hosted in CASA, the Student Center, and the Library. Students may also
decisions and plans. Career development is integral to the success
request to meet with a private tutor at a time, location, and date of their
of Mines graduates and to the mission of Mines. All Colorado School
mutual choosing. All tutoring services are free to students.
of Mines graduates will be able to acquire the necessary job search
Academic Support Services: Routinely, CASA offers great support
and professional development skills to enable them to successfully
workshops and events. CASA hosts pre-finals workshops as well as
take personal responsibility for the management of their own careers.
mid-term exam prep session. As well, students can work with our staff
Services are provided to all students and for all recent graduates, up
to develop the skills and technique of studying well in college – such as
to 24 months after graduation. Students must adhere to the ethical and
test-prep and cognitive learning development. CASA hosts late-night
professional business and job searching practices as stated in the Career
programs in the residence halls and Greek houses.
Center Student Policy, which can be found in its entirety on the Student's
Homepage of DiggerNet.

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In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a comprehensive array of
http://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Policies-Governance. We encourage all
career services:
students to review the electronic document and expect that students
know and understand the campus policies, rules and regulations as
Career, Planning, Advice, and Counseling
well as their rights as a student. Questions and comments regarding
the above mentioned policies can be directed to the Associate Dean of
• “The Mines Strategy" a practical, user-friendly career manual with
Students located in the Student Center, Suite 218.
interview strategies, resume and cover letter examples, career
exploration ideas, and job search tips;
Student Publications
• Online resources for exploring careers and employers at http://
careers.mines.edu;
Two student publications are published at CSM by the Associated
Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for students wishing to
• Individual resume and cover letter critiques;
participate on the staffs. A Board of Student Publications acts in an
• Individual job search advice;
advisory capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommendations
• Practice video-taped interviews;
on matters of policy.
• Job Search Workshops - successful company research, interviewing,
resumes, business etiquette, networking skills;
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly during the
school year. It contains news, features, sports, letters and editorials of
• Salary and overall outcomes data;
interest to students, faculty, and the Golden community.
• Information on applying to grad school;
• Career resource library.
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each semester.
Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and photographs are
Job Resources and Events
encouraged from students, faculty and staff.
• Career Day (Fall and Spring);
Veterans Services
• Online and in-person job search assistance for internships, CO-OPs,
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans services for students
and full-time entry-level job postings;
attending the School and using educational benefits from the Veterans
• Virtual Career Fairs and special recruiting events;
Administration.
• On-campus interviewing - industry and government representatives
visit the campus to interview students and explain employment
Activities
opportunities;
• General employment board;
Student Activities Office
• Company research resource;
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various activities and
• Cooperative Education Program - available to students who have
student organizations on the Mines campus. Student government,
completed three semesters at Mines (two for transfer students). It
professional societies, living groups, honor societies, interest groups
is an academic program which offers 3 semester hours of credit in
and special events add a balance to the academic side of the CSM
the major for engineering work experience, awarded on the basis of
community. Participants take part in management training, event
a term paper written following the CO-OP term. The type of credit
planning, and leadership development. To obtain an up-to-date listing of
awarded depends on the decision of the department, but in most
the recognized campus organizations or more information about any of
cases is additive credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to
these organizations, contact the Student Activities office.
December, or from January to August, and usually take a student off
campus full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before beginning
Student Government
the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM) is sanctioned by the Board of
and sign formal contracts with their company's representative to
Trustees of the School. The purpose of ASCSM is, in part, to advance the
ensure the educational component of the work experience.
interest and promote the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to
foster and maintain harmony among those connected with or interested in
Identification Cards (Blaster Card Office)
the School, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees and friends.
All new students must have a Blaster Card made as soon as possible
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to ensure
after they enroll. The Blaster Card office also issues RTD College
a full social and academic life for all students with its organizations,
Passes, which allows students to ride RTD buses and light rail free of
publications, and special events. As the representative governing body
charge (or for a reduced fee for airport bus service). Students can replace
of the students ASCSM provides leadership and a strong voice for the
lost, stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student body, works to
The Blaster Card can be used for student meal plans, to check material
integrate the various campus organizations, and promotes the ideals and
out of the CSM Library, to access certain electronic doors, and may be
traditions of the School.
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991 and
Standards, Codes of Conduct
is recognized by CSM through the student government as the
representative voice of the graduate student body. GSA’s primary goal is
Students can access campus rules and regulations, including the student
to improve the quality of graduate education and offer academic support
code of conduct, student honor code, alcohol policy, sexual misconduct
for graduate students.
policy, the unlawful discrimination policy and complaint procedure,
public safety and parking policies, and the distribution of literature and
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves as the campus special
free speech policy, by visiting the Policy and Governance website at
events board. The majority of all-student campus events are planned by

18 Student Life at CSM
MAC. Events planned by MAC include comedy shows to the campus on
• Sigma Kappa
most Fridays throughout the academic year, events such as concerts,
• Sigma Nu
hypnotists, and one time specialty entertainment; discount tickets to
• Sigma Phi Epsilon
local sporting events, theater performances, and concerts, movie nights
bringing blockbuster movies to the Mines campus; and E-Days and
Honor Societies - Honor societies recognize the outstanding
Homecoming.
achievements of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership,
and service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
Special Events
achievements in our students.
Engineers' Days festivities are held each spring. The three day affair is
Special Interest Groups - Special interest organizations meet the
organized entirely by students. Contests are held in drilling, hand-spiking,
special and unique needs of the CSM student body by providing co-
mucking, and oil-field olympics to name a few. Additional events include
curricular activities in specific areas.
a huge fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State Capitol,
the awarding of scholarships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors
International Student Organizations - The International Student
and an Engineers' Day concert.
Organizations provide the opportunity to experience a little piece of a
different culture while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the year. Events
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
include a football rally and game, campus decorations, election of
Homecoming Queen and Beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
Professional Societies - Professional Societies are generally student
chapters of the national professional societies. As a student chapter,
International Day is planned and conducted by the International Council.
the professional societies offer a chance for additional professional
It includes exhibits and programs designed to further the cause of
development outside the classroom through guest speakers, trips, and
understanding among the countries of the world. The international dinner
interactive discussions about the current activities in the profession.
and entertainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
Additionally, many of the organizations offer internship, fellowship and
the year.
scholarship opportunities.
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school ski day held
Recreational Organizations - The recreation organizations provide the
each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In addition to skiing, there are
opportunity for students with similar interests to participate as a group
also fun competitions (snowman contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the
in these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organizations
day.
compete on both the local and regional levels at tournaments throughout
Outdoor Recreation Program
the year.
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Mines Park
For a complete list of all currently registered student organizations,
Community Center. The Program teaches classes in outdoor
please visit the Student Activities office or website at http://
activities; rents mountain bikes, climbing gear, backpacking and other
studentactivities.mines.edu/.
equipment; and sponsors day and weekend activities such as camping,
snowshoeing, rock climbing, and mountaineering.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organization
developed to coordinate and plan activities for students living in the
Residence Halls. Its membership is represented by students from each
hall floor. Officers are elected each fall for that academic year. For more
information, go to RHA (http://residence-life.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-
Hall-Association).
Student Organizations
Social Fraternities and Sororities - There are seven national fraternities
and three national sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service to one’s
community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the number of campus
leaders, athletes and scholars that come from their ranks. Colorado
School of Mines chapters are:
• Alpha Phi
• Alpha Tau Omega
• Beta Theta Pi
• Kappa Sigma
• Phi Gamma Delta
• Pi Beta Phi
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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Registration and Tuition
the summer semester and working on campus must pay regular tuition
and thesis research fees for summer semester.
Classification
Eligibility for Reduced Registration
2014-2015
Students enrolled in thesis-based degree programs who have completed
General Registration Requirements
a minimum number of course and research credit hours in their degree
programs are eligible to continue to pursue their graduate program as full-
The normal full load for graduate students is 9 credit hours per term.
time students at a reduced registration level. In order to be considered
Special cases outlined below include first-year international students
for this reduced, full-time registration category, students must satisfy the
who must receive special instruction to improve their language skills, and
following requirements:
students who have completed their credit-hour requirements and are
1. For M.S. students, completion of 36 hours of eligible course, research
working full time on their thesis.
and transfer credits combined
Full-time graduate students may register for an overload of up to 6 credit
2. For Ph.D. students, completion of 72 hours of eligible course,
hours (up to 15 credit hours total) per term at no increase in tuition.
research, and transfer credits combined
Subject to written approval by their advisor and department head or
3. For all students, an approved Admission to Candidacy form must be
division director, students may register for more than 15 credit hours per
on file in the Graduate Office the semester prior to one for which you
term by paying additional tuition at the regular part-time rate for all hours
are applying for reduced thesis registration.
over 15. The maximum number of credits for which a student can register
4. Candidates may not count more than 12 credit hours per semester in
during the summer is 12.
determining eligibility for reduced, full-time registration.
Except for students meeting any of the following conditions, students may
Students who are eligible for reduced, full-time registration are
register at less than the required full-time registration.
considered full time if they register for 4 credit hours of research under
• International students subject to immigration requirements. This
course numbers 705 (M.S.) or 706 (Ph.D.) as appropriate.
applies to international students holding J-1 and F-1 visas.
Full-time Status - Required Course Load
• Students receiving financial assistance in the form of graduate
teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships or
To be deemed full-time during the fall and spring semesters, students
hourly contracts.
must register for at least 9 credit hours. However, international students
• Students enrolled in academic programs that require full-time
need only register for 6 credit hours during their first year, if they
registration. Refer to the degree program sections of this bulletin to
are required to take special language instruction or are accepted in
see if this applies to a particular program.
Provisional Status. In the event a thesis-based student has completed
his or her required course work and research credits and is eligible for
Students for whom any one of these conditions apply must register at the
reduced, full-time registration, the student will be deemed full-time if he or
appropriate full-time credit hour requirement.
she is registered for at least 4 credit hours of research credit.
To remain active in their degree program, students must register
To be deemed full-time during the summer semester, students must
continuously each fall and spring semester. If not required to register full-
register for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
time, part-time students may register for any number of credit hours less
than the full-time credit hour load.
Internships and Academic-Year
Summer registration is not required to maintain an active program.
Registration Requirements
Students who continue to work on their degree program and utilize Mines
Thesis-based graduate students may participate in corporate-sponsored
facilities during the summer, however, must register. Students registered
internship opportunities during the academic year. The intent of graduate
during the summer are assessed regular tuition and fees.
internships is to allow students to continue to advance toward degree
while pursuing research activities off campus, that are of interest to both
New graduate students entering during the fall semester will be expected
the student and a corporate sponsor. To qualify for an internship during
to pay full student fees for any courses taken in the summer sessions
the academic year, the work done while in residency at the corporate
prior to the fall term of entry.
sponsor must be directly related to a student's thesis/dissertation,
Research Registration
the internship shall last for no longer than one regular academic-year
semester, and the scope of the activities completed during the internship
In addition to completing prescribed course work and defending a
must be agreed upon by the student, the student's advisor and the
thesis, students in thesis-based degree programs must complete a
corporate sponsor prior to the start of the internship. Students not
research experience under the direct supervision of their faculty advisor.
meeting these requirements are not eligible for the internship registration
Master students must complete a minimum of 6 hours of research
defined below.
credit, and doctoral students must complete a minimum of 24 hours of
research credit at Mines. While completing this experience, students
Graduate students completing a one semester of corporate-sponsored
register for research credit under course numbers 707. Faculty assign
internship, either domestic or international, during the academic year
grades indicating satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress based on their
should register for zero credit hours of off-campus work experience
evaluation of the student’s work. Students registered for research during
under the course number 597. This registration will maintain a student's
full-time academic standing for the internship semester. Student's
registered for an internship experience under course number 597 are

20 Registration and Tuition Classification
not assessed tuition nor regular academic fees and as such do not have
4. Signatures indicating approval by the student’s advisor and
access to Mines facilities, services or staff. The Mines Health Insurance
department head or division director.
requirement applies to all students participating in an academic program
(such as, but not limited to, undergraduate cooperative education,
A student who is allowed to withdraw from courses under this policy will
study abroad, and graduate internships) regardless of the domestic
receive a grade of “W” for each course and will be placed on automatic
or international location of the academic program. As such, students
leave of absence. In order to resume their graduate program, they
enrolled in the Mines Health Insurance program are charged health
must submit a written application that includes documentation that the
insurance fees during their internship semester. Students participating
problems which caused the withdrawal have been corrected. The student
in an international internship are required to complete the Office of
will be reinstated to active status upon approval of their application by
International Programs paperwork in fulfillment of security and safety
their advisor and their department head or division director.
requirements.
The financial impact of a withdrawal is covered in the section on
Late Registration Fee
“Payments and Refunds.”
Students must complete their registration by the date specified in the
Auditing Courses
Academic Calendar. Students who fail to complete their registration
As part of the maximum of 15 semester hours of graduate work, students
during this time will be assessed a $100 late registration fee and will not
may enroll for no credit (NC) in a course with the permission of the
receive any tuition fellowships for which they might otherwise be eligible.
instructor. Tuition charges are the same for no credit as for credit
Reciprocal Registration
enrollment.
Students must enroll for no credit before cencus day, the last day of
Under the Exchange Agreement Between the State Supported
registration. The form to enroll for a course for no credit is available in
Institutions in Northern Colorado, Mines graduate students who are
the Registrar’s Office. NC designation is awarded only if all conditions
paying full-time tuition may take courses at Colorado State University,
stipulated by course instructors are met.
University of Northern Colorado, and University of Colorado (Boulder,
Denver, Colorado Springs, and the Health Sciences Center) at no charge
Mines requires that all U.S. students who are being supported by the
by completing the request form and meeting the required conditions on
institution register full time, and federal financial aid regulations prohibit
registration and tuition, course load, and course and space availability.
us from counting NC registration in determining financial aid eligibility.
Request forms are available from the Registrar’s office.
In addition, the INS requires that international students register full
time, and recent anti-terrorism proposals discourage us from counting
Courses completed under the reciprocal agreement may be applied to
NC registration toward that requirement. Furthermore, there are no
a student's degree program. These are, however, applied as transfer
consistent standards for expectations of students who register for NC
credit into the degree program. In doing so, they are subject to all the
in a course. Therefore, in order to treat all Mines students consistently,
limitations, approvals and requirements of any regularly transferred
NC registration will not count toward the minimum number of hours
course.
for which students are required to register. This includes the minimum
Dropping and Adding Courses
continuous registration requirement of part-time students and the 3-, or 9-
hour requirement for students who must register full time.
Students may drop or add courses through web registration without
paying a fee during the first 11 school days of a regular semester, the first
The reduced registration policy is based on the principle that the
four school days of a six-week field course, or the first six school days of
minimum degree requirement (36 or 72 hours) would include only the
an eight-week summer term.
credits applied toward that degree. Deficiency and extra courses are
above and beyond that minimum. NC courses fall into the latter category
After the 11th day of classes through the 12th week, continuing students
and may not be applied toward the degree. Therefore, NC registration will
may drop any course for any reason with a grade of “W”. Graduate
not count toward the number of hours required to be eligible for reduced
students in their first or second semesters at Mines have through the 14th
thesis registration.
week of that semester to drop a course. A student must process a drop-
add form and pay a $5.00 fee for any change in class schedule after the
NC registration may involve additional effort on the part of faculty to
first 11 days of class, except in cases of withdrawal from school. Forms
give and/or grade assignments or exams, so it is the institution’s policy
are available in the Registrar’s Office.
to charge tuition for NC courses. Therefore, NC registration will count
toward the maximum number of credits for which a graduate student may
After the 12th (or 14th) week, no drops are permitted except in case of
be allowed to register. This includes a tuition surcharge for credits taken
withdrawal from school or for extenuating circumstances. To request
over 15.
consideration of extenuating circumstances, a student must submit a
written request to the Graduate Dean, which includes the following:
Off-Campus Study
1. A list of the courses from which they wish to withdraw. This must
A student must enroll in an official Mines course for any period of off-
include all courses for which they are registered.
campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or foreign, including faculty-
2. Documentation of the problem which is the basis for the request.
led short courses, study abroad, or any off-campus trip sponsored by
Mines or led by a Mines faculty member. The registration must occur in
3. If the problem involves a medical condition, the documentation must
the same term that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the
be signed by a licensed medical doctor or a representative of the
student must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emergency
Mines Counseling Office.
contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and FERPA release, and
provide adequate proof of current health insurance prior to departure. For

Colorado School of Mines 21
additional information concerning study abroad requirements, contact the
Office of International Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other information,
contact the Registrar’s Office.

22 Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements
To graduate, students must be registered during the term in which
they complete their program. In enforcing this registration requirement,
the Graduate School allows students to complete their checkout
requirements past the end of the semester. Late checkout is accepted
by the Graduate School through the last day of registration in the term
immediately following the semester in which a student has completed
his or her academic degree requirements; the Spring for Fall completion,
the Summer I for Spring completion, and Fall for Summer II completion.
Students not meeting this checkout deadline are required to register
for an additional semester before the Graduate School will process
their checkout request. For additional information, refer to http://
gradschool.mines.edu/GS-Graduation-Information-and-Deadlines.

Colorado School of Mines 23
Leave of Absence & Parental
Eligibility
Leave
In order to be eligible for Parental Leave, a graduate student must:
• be the primary child care provider;
Leave of Absence
• have been a full-time graduate student in his/her degree program
Leaves of absence are granted when it is temporarily impossible for
during at least the two (2), prior consecutive semesters;
students to continue to work toward a degree. Leave of absence requests
• be enrolled in a thesis-based degree program (i.e., Doctoral or thesis-
for the current semester must be received by the Dean of Graduate
based Masters);
Studies prior to census. Leave of absence requests for prior semesters
• be in good academic standing as defined in the Unsatisfactory
will not be considered.
Academic Performance section of this Bulletin;
• provide a letter from a physician or other health care professional
Any request for a leave of absence must have the prior approval of the
stating the anticipated due date of the child, or provide appropriate
student’s faculty advisor, the department head or division or program
documentation specifying an expected date of adoption of the child;
director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The request for a leave of
absence must be in writing and must include:
• notify advisor of intent to apply for Parental Leave at least four (4)
months prior to the anticipated due date or adoption date; and
1. the reasons why the student must interrupt his or her studies and,
• at least two (2) months prior to the expected leave date complete,
2. a plan (including a timeline and deadlines) for resuming and
and have approved, the Request for Parental Leave Form that
completing the work toward the degree in a timely fashion.
includes an academic Program Plan for program continuance.
Students on leave remain in good standing even though they are not
Exceptions and Limitations
registered for any course or research credits. While on leave, however,
This Policy has been explicitly constructed with the following limitations:
students will not have access to Mines resources. This includes, but is
not limited to, office space, computational facilities, library and faculty.
• part-time and non-thesis students are not eligible for Parental Leave.
These students may, however, apply for a Leave of Absence through
Students are limited to two, not necessarily consecutive, regular
the regular procedure defined above;
semesters of leave while in a graduate degree program at Mines.
Beyond these two semesters, students needing to suspend their degree
• if both parents are Mines graduate students who would otherwise
programs further are required to formally withdraw from the degree
qualify for leave under this Policy, each is entitled to a Parental Leave
program. To continue in the degree program at a later date, candidates
period immediately following the birth or adoption of a child during
would need to apply, and be readmitted, into the degree program. As
which he or she is the primary care provider, but the leaves may not
with all degree program applications, applications from candidates
be taken simultaneously; and
returning from a leave are reviewed by the program and considered for
• leaves extending beyond eight (8) weeks are not covered by this
readmission at the sole discretion of the program.
Policy. The regular Leave of Absence policy defined in the Graduate
Bulletin applies to these cases.
Students who fail to register and who are not on approved leaves of
absence have their degree programs terminated. Students who wish to
Benefits
return to graduate school after an unauthorized leave of absence must
Under this Policy students will receive the following benefits and
apply for readmission and pay a $200 readmission fee.
protections:
The financial impact of requesting a leave of absence for the current
• a one-semester extension of all academic requirements (e.g.,
semester is covered in the section on “Payments and Refunds (p. 9)”
qualifying examinations, time to degree limitations, etc.);
Parental Leave
• maintenance of full-time status in degree program while on Parental
Leave;
Graduate students in thesis-based degree programs, who have full-
• documentation of an academic plan that specifies both how a student
time student status, may be eligible to request up to eight (8) weeks of
will continue work toward his or her degree prior to the leave period
parental leave. The Parental Leave Policy is designed to assist students
and how a student will reintegrate into a degree program after
who are primary child-care providers immediately following the birth
returning from leave; and
or adoption of a child. The Policy is designed to make it possible for
• continuance of assistantship support during the semester in which the
students to maintain full-time status in research-based degree programs
leave is taken.
while taking a leave from that program to care for their new child, and
facilitate planning for continuance of their degree program.
Planning and Approval
Nothing in the Parental Leave policy can, or is intended to replace
It is the student's responsibility to initiate discussions with his/her
communication and cooperation between the student and his or her
advisor(s) at least four (4) months prior to the anticipated birth or
advisor, and the good-faith efforts of both to accommodate the birth or
adoption. This notice provides the lead time necessary to rearrange
adoption of a child within the confines and expectations of participating
teaching duties (for those students supported by teaching assistantships),
in a research-active graduate degree program. It is the intent of this
to adjust laboratory and research responsibilities and schedules, to
Policy to reinforce the importance of this cooperation, and to provide a
identify and develop plans for addressing any new health and safety
framework of support and guidance.
issues, and to develop an academic Program Plan that promotes
seamless reintegration back into a degree program.

24 Leave of Absence & Parental Leave
While faculty will make every reasonable effort to meet the needs of
While on Leave, students may elect to continue to work in some modified
students requesting Parental Leave, students must recognize that faculty
capacity and Faculty, Departments and Programs may elect to provide
are ultimately responsible for ensuring the rigor of academic degree
additional stipend support in recognition of these efforts. Students,
programs and may have a direct requirement to meet specific milestones
however, are under no obligation to do so, and if they choose to not work
defined in externally funded research contracts. Within this context,
during their Leave period this will not be held against them when they
faculty may need to reassess and reassign specific work assignments,
return from Leave. Upon return, students on Research Assistantships are
modify laboratory schedules, etc. Without good communication, such
expected to continue their normal research activities as defined in their
efforts may lead to significant misunderstandings between faculty and
Academic Plans. Students on Teaching Assistantships will be directed by
students. As such, there must be good-faith, and open communication
the Department, Division or Program as to specific activities in which they
by each party to meet the needs and expectations of each during this
will engage upon return from Parental Leave.
potentially stressful period.
Registration
The results of these discussions are to be formalized into an academic
Students on Parental Leave should register at the full-time level for
Program Plan that is agreed to by both the student and the advisor(s).
research credit hours under the direction of their Thesis Advisor. The
This Plan, to be accepted, must also receive approval by the appropriate
advisor will evaluate student progress toward degree for the semester in
Department Head, Division or Program Director and the Graduate Dean.
which Parental Leave is taken only on those activities undertaken by the
Approval of the Dean should be sought by submitting to the Office of
student while he or she is not on Leave.
Graduate Studies a formal Parental Leave request, with all necessary
signatures along with the following documentation;
• letter from a physician or other health care professional stating the
anticipated due date of the child or other appropriate documentation
specifying an expected date of adoption of the child; and
• the advisor(s) and Department Head, Division or Program Director
approved academic Program Plan.
These materials should be delivered to the Office of Graduate Studies no
less than two (2) months prior to the anticipated date of leave.
If a student and faculty member can not reach agreement on a Program
Plan, they should consult with the appropriate Department Head, Division
or Program Director to help mediate and resolve the outstanding issues.
As appropriate, the Department Head, Division or Program Director may
request the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Director of the Women
in Science, Engineering and Mathematics program provide additional
assistance in finalizing the Program Plan.
Graduate Students with Appointments as
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistants
A graduate student who is eligible for Parental Leave and has a
continuing appointment as a research or teaching assistant is eligible for
continued stipend and tuition support during the semester(s) in which the
leave is taken. For consideration of this support, however, the timing of a
leave with continued stipend and tuition support must be consistent with
the academic unit's prior funding commitment to the student. No financial
support will be provided during Leave in a semester in which the student
would have otherwise not been funded.
Tuition and Fee Reimbursement: If the assistantship, either teaching or
research, would have normally paid a student's tuition and mandatory
fees, it will continue to do so for the semester(s) in which the Leave is
taken. Costs for tuition will be shared proportionally between the normal
source of funding for the research or teaching assistantship and the
Office of Graduate Studies.
Stipend Support: Stipends associated with the assistantship will be
provided at their full rate for that portion of the semester(s) during which
the student is not on Parental Leave. No stipend support need be
provided during the time period over which the Parental Leave is taken.
The student may, however, choose to have the stipend he or she would
receive during the semester(s) in which the Leave is taken delivered in
equal increments over the entire semester(s).

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In-State Tuition Classification
so long as such residence is maintained, even though circumstances may
require extended temporary absences from Colorado.
Status
For more information about the requirements for establishing in-state
In-State Tuition Classification Status
residency, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
General Information
Petitioning for In-State Tuition Classification
A continuing, non-resident student who believes that he or she has
The State of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of tuition for all
become eligible for in-state resident tuition due to events that have
students whose domicile, or permanent legal residence, is in Colorado.
occurred subsequent to his or her initial enrollment may file a Petition for
Each Mines student is classified as either an “in-state resident” or a “non-
In-State Tuition Classification with the Registrar’s Office. This petition is
resident” at the time of matriculation. These classifications, which are
due in the Registrar’s Office no later than the first day of the semester for
governed by Colorado law, are based upon information furnished by each
which the student is requesting in-state resident status. Upon receipt of
student on his or her application for admission to Mines. A student who
the petition, the Registrar will initially decide whether the student should
willfully furnishes incorrect information to Mines to evade payment of non-
be granted in-state residency status. The Registrar’s decision may be
resident tuition shall be subject to serious disciplinary action.
appealed by petition to the Tuition Classification Review Committee. For
It is in the interest of each graduate student who is a U.S. citizen and
more information about this process, please contact the Registrar’s Office
who is supported on an assistantship or fellowship to become a legal
(http://inside.mines.edu/Petitioning-for-In-State-Tuition-Classification).
resident of Colorado at the earliest opportunity. Typically, tuition at the
non-resident rate will be paid by Mines for these students during their first
In-State Tuition Classification for WICHE
year of study only. After the first year of study, these students may be
Program Participants
responsible for paying the difference between resident and non-resident
WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education,
tuition.
promotes the sharing of higher education resources among the
Requirements for Establishing In-State
participating western states. Under this program, residents of Alaska,
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Residency
Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming who
The specific requirements for establishing residency for tuition
are enrolled in qualifying graduate programs may be eligible for in-state
classification purposes are prescribed by state law (Colorado Revised
tuition classification. Current qualifying programs include:
Statutes, Title 23, Article 7). Because Colorado residency status is
• Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)
governed solely by Colorado law, the fact that a student might not qualify
for in-state status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in
• Chemistry (M.S.)
Colorado. The tuition classification statute places the burden of proof on
• Engineering Systems (M.S. and Ph.D.)
the student to provide clear and convincing evidence of eligibility.
• Environmental Science & Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
• Geochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D.)
In-state or resident status generally requires domicile in Colorado for the
year immediately preceding the beginning of the semester in which in-
• Geological Engineering (M.S., M.E., and Ph.D.)
state status is sought. “Domicile” is “a person’s true, fixed and permanent
• Hydrology (M.S. and Ph.D.)
home and place of habitation.” An unemancipated minor is eligible for in-
• Mineral Economics (M.S. and Ph.D.)
state status if at least one parent (or his or her court-appointed guardian)
• Mining and Earth Systems Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
has been domiciled in Colorado for at least one year. If neither of the
• Petroleum Engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.)
student’s parents are domiciliaries of Colorado, the student must be a
qualified person to begin the one-year domiciliary period. A “qualified
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies (http://inside.mines.edu/
person” is someone who is at least twenty-two years old, married, or
Graduate_School) for more information about WICHE.
emancipated. A student may prove emancipation if:
1. The student’s parents have entirely surrendered the right to the
student’s custody and earnings;
2. The student’s parents are no longer under any duty to financially
support the student; and
3. The student’s parents have made no provision for the continuing
support of the student.
To begin the one-year domiciliary period, a qualified person must be
living in Colorado with the present intention to reside permanently in
Colorado. Although none of the following indicia are determinative, voter
registration, driver’s license, vehicle registration, state income tax filings,
real property interests, and permanent employment (or acceptance of
future employment) in Colorado will be considered in determining whether
a student has the requisite intention to permanently reside in Colorado.
Once a student’s legal residence has been permanently established in
Colorado, he or she may continue to be classified as a resident student

26 Academic Regulations
Academic Regulations
Graduate Students in Undergraduate
Courses
2014-2015
Students may apply toward graduate degree requirements a maximum
Graduate School Bulletin
of nine (9.0) semester hours of department-approved 400-level course
work not taken to remove deficiencies upon the recommendation of the
It is the responsibility of the graduate student to become informed and
graduate committee and the approval of the Graduate Dean.
to observe all regulations and procedures required by the program the
student is pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not constitute a basis for
Students may apply toward graduate degree requirements 300-level
waiving that rule. The current Graduate Bulletin when a graduate student
courses only in those programs which have been recommended by the
first enrolls, gives the academic requirements the student must meet
department and have been approved by the Graduate Council before the
to graduate. However, with department consent, a student can change
student enrolls in the course. In that case a maximum of nine (9.0) total
to the requirements in a later catalog published while the student is
hours of 300- and 400-level courses will be accepted for graduate credit.
enrolled in the graduate school. Changes to administrative policies and
procedures become effective for all students as soon as the campus
Withdrawing from School
community is notified of the changes.
To officially withdraw from Mines, a graduate student must communicate
The Graduate Bulletin is available to students in both print and electronic
directly with the Graduate Dean or process a withdrawal form through
forms. Print bulletins are updated annually. Electronic versions of the
the Graduate Office. When the form is completed, the student will
Graduate Bulletin may be updated more frequently to reflect changes
receive grades of W in courses in progress. If the student does not
approved by the campus community. As such, students are encouraged
officially withdraw the course grades are recorded as F’s. Leaving school
to refer to the most recently available electronic version of the Graduate
without having paid tuition and fees will result in the encumbrance of the
Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website. The electronic
transcript. Federal aid recipients should check with the financial aid office
version of the Graduate Bulletin is considered the official version of this
to determine what impact a withdrawal may have on current or future aid.
document. In case of disagreement between the electronic and print
versions, the electronic version takes precedence.
Resolution of Conflicting Bulletin
Provisions
If a conflict or inconsistency is found to exist between these policies and
any other provision of the Mines Graduate Bulletin, the provisions of
these policies shall govern the resolution of such conflict or inconsistency.
Curriculum Changes
The Mines Board of Trustees reserves the right to change any course
of study or any part of the curriculum to respond to educational and
scientific developments. No statement in this Bulletin or in the registration
of any student shall be considered as a contract between Colorado
School of Mines and the student.
Making up Undergraduate Deficiencies
If the department or division decides that new students do not have
the necessary background to complete an advanced degree, they will
be required to enroll in courses for which they will receive no credit
toward their graduate degree, or 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.
Graduate students must attain a B average in deficiency courses,
and any student receiving a grade of D in a deficiency course will be
required to repeat the course. Grades for these deficiency courses
are recorded on the student’s transcript, become part of the student’s
permanent record, and are calculated into the overall GPA. Students
whose undergraduate records are deficient should remove all deficiencies
as soon as possible after they enroll for graduate studies.

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Graduate Grading System
Satisfactory Progress Grades
A graduate student may receive a grade of Satisfactory Progress, PRG,
Grades
in either one of three possible situations:
When a student registers in a graduate (500- and 600-level ) course,
1. As a passing grade given in a course that is graded pass-fail,
one of the following grades will appear on the academic record. Grades
2. As a grade for a course extending more than one semester or
are based on the level of performance and represent the extent of the
student's demonstrated mastery of the material listed in the course
3. As a grade indicating completion of research credit hours.
outline and achievement of the stated course objectives. These are
When applied to pass-fail courses, the Satisfactory Progress grade, PRG,
CSM's grade symbols and their qualitative interpretations:
indicates successful completion of the requirements of the course. A
grade of Unsatisfactory Progress, PRU, as applied to pass-fail courses,
Symbol
Interpretation
indicates the student failed to meet the requirements for successful
A
Acceptable for Graduate Credit
completion the course. The PRG and PRU grades have no point value
A-
Acceptable for Graduate Credit
toward a student's GPA. As described in the Unsatisfactory Academic
B+
Acceptable for Graduate Credit
Performance (p. 13) portion of this Bulletin programs may determine that
B
Acceptable for Graduate Credit
a PRU received in a course indicates unsatisfactory progress toward
B-
May be Acceptable for Graduate Credit
degree completion and trigger academic disciplinary proceedings.
C+
May be Acceptable for Graduate Credit
For students completing independent study or seminar courses extending
C
May be Acceptable for Graduate Credit
over multiple semesters, the progress grade has no point value. In
C-
May be Acceptable for Graduate Credit
such cases, the student receives a grade of PRG, which indicates that
D+
Not Acceptable for Graduate Credit
the work is not yet completed. For multi-semester independent study
courses, upon completion of course requirements, final grades are
D
Not Acceptable for Graduate Credit
assigned to all semesters in which the student enrolled in the course,
D-
Not Acceptable for Graduate Credit
replacing previous PRG grades as appropriate. In seminar courses which
F
Failed
may not be repeated for credit, even if continuous enrollment is required
S
Satisfactory (C- or better, used as a mid-term
by the degree program, the PRG grade remains with a final grade being
grade)
assigned to last semester of attendance only.
U
Unsatisfactory (below C-, used as a mid-term
For all multi-semester courses, independent study and seminar, students
grade)
must register for the same course in each regular (Fall or Spring)
INC
Incomplete
semester of attendance until such time as a final grade is assigned.
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
When applied to research credits, the Satisfactory Progress grade,
PRG, also has no point value toward a student's GPA, but indicates
Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate-level courses (400-level
satisfactory progress toward completion of the research component of
and below) are graded using the undergraduate grading system. See the
a student's thesis-based degree program. In this situation, a grade of
Mines Undergraduate Bulletin (bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate) for a
PRU, Unsatisfactory Progress, may be given, and if given, indicates
description of this system.
that a student has not made satisfactory progress toward the research
component of a thesis-based degree program. In this case, receipt
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is a list of
of a grade of PRU may trigger academic disciplinary proceedings as
additional registration symbols that may appear on a CSM transcript:
described in the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance (p. 13) portion of
this Bulletin.
Symbol
Interpretation
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
Unless faculty submit change of grade forms to the Registrar, grades of
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
PRU delivered for unsatisfactory research performance, are not changed
to PRG upon the successful completion of a student's degree program.
T
Transfer Credit
NC
Not for Credit
NC Grade
Z
Grade not yet Submitted
For special reasons and with the instructor's permission, a student may
Incomplete Grade
register in a course for no credit (NC). To have the grade NC appear on
the transcript, the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student
If a graduate student fails to complete a course because of illness or
in the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by the course
other reasonable excuse, the student receives a grade of Incomplete
instructor. If a student registered as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no
(INC), a temporary grade which indicates a deficiency in the quantity of
record of this registration in the course will be made.
work done. A graduate student must remove all Incomplete grades within
the first four weeks of the first semester of attendance following that in
Quality Hours and Quality Points
which the grade was received. If not removed within the four weeks, the
For graduation a student must successfully complete a certain number
Incomplete will become an F.
of required semester hours and must maintain grades at a satisfactory

28 Graduate Grading System
level. Numerical values assigned to each letter grade are given in the
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade is applied to the
table below:
overall grade-point average even if the previous grade is higher.
Grade
Numerical Value
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
A
4.000
are not counted in any grade-point average, and cannot be used under
this repeat policy. Only courses originally completed and subsequently
A-
3.700
repeated at Colorado School of Mines during Fall 2007 through Summer
B+
3.300
2011 with the same subject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
B
3.000
B-
2.700
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School of Mines will
appear on the official transcript along with the associated grade. Courses
C+
2.300
from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines are not
C
2.000
counted in any grade-point average.
C-
1.700
D+
1.300
Course and Research Grades
D
1.000
All candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a cumulative grade
D-
0.700
point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken after acceptance into
F
0.000
a degree program. This includes both graduate and undergraduate
courses. Any grade lower than “C-” is not acceptable for credit toward
The number of quality points earned in any course is the number of
graduate degree requirements or graduate deficiencies.
semester hours assigned to that course multiplied by the numerical
value of the grade received. The quality hours earned are the number
For research credits, students receive either an “In Progress-Satisfactory”
of semester hours in which grades are awarded. To compute a grade-
or an “In Progress-Unsatisfactory” grade based on their faculty advisor’s
point average, the number of cumulative quality hours is divided into the
evaluation of their work. Research grades do not enter into the
cumulative quality points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or
calculation of the student’s grade point average.
NC are not counted in quality hours.
Students who fail to maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0, or
Semester Hours
who receive an In Progress-Unsatisfactory research grade are placed
on academic probation by the Graduate Dean and may be subject to
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lecture, recitation,
discretionary dismissal as defined by the Unsatisfactory Academic
or laboratory) determines the number of semester hours assigned to that
Performance (p. 13) section of this Bulletin.
course. Class sessions are normally 50 minutes long and represent one
hour of credit for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
Grade Appeal Process
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the average
Mines faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority for, assigning
student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires at least two hours of
grades. As instructors, this responsibility includes clearly stating the
preparation.
instructional objectives of a course, defining how grades will be assigned
Grade-Point Averages
in a way that is consistent with these objectives, and then assigning
grades. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, reported, and used to
and then maintain the standards of academic performance established
three figures following the decimal point for any and all purposes to which
for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
said averages may apply.
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded, the student may
All graduate degree programs require students have a minimum overall
appeal the grade to the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate.
grade point average of 3.000 in order to be eligible to receive the degree.
The Faculty Affairs Committee is the faculty body authorized to review
All courses (including deficiency courses) taken at the Colorado School
and modify course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
of Mines after first enrolling in a graduate degree program are included
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
in the calculation of the overall grade point average for that program.
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden of proof on
Grades for courses applied to a degree program as transfer credit are not
the student. For a grade to be revised by the Faculty Affairs Committee,
included in any grade point average calculation. Specifics in calculating
the student must demonstrate that the grading decision was unfair by
the overall, and other grade point averages are defined below.
documenting that one or more of the following conditions applied:
Overall Grade-Point Average
1. The grading decision was based on something other than course
performance; unless the grade was a result of penalty for academic
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at courses taken at
dishonesty or the grade was WI (withdrawn involuntarily).
Colorado School of Mines with the exception of courses completed when
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
the repeat policy was in effect: Fall 2007 through Summer 2011.
unreasonably different from those applied to other students in the
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term through Summer 2011
same section of that course.
was a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the course
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
was not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours earned for the
substantially and unreasonably from those previously articulated by
most recent occurrence of the course will count toward the student's
the instructor.
grade-point average and the student's degree requirements. The most
recent course occurrence must be an exact match to the previous course

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To appeal a grade, the student must proceed as follows:
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be modified upon
mutual agreement of the student, the instructor, and the Faculty Affairs
1. The student must prepare a written appeal of the grade received in
Committee.
the course. This appeal must clearly define the basis for the appeal
and must present all relevant evidence supporting the student’s case.
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student must deliver this
appeal to the course instructor and attempt to resolve the issue
directly with the instructor. Written grade appeals must be delivered
to the instructor no later than 10 business days after the start of the
regular (fall or spring) semester immediately following the semester
in which the contested grade was received. In the event that the
course instructor is unavailable, the course coordinator (first) or
the Department Head/Division Director (second) will represent the
instructor.
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still dissatisfied,
he or she can proceed with the appeal by submitting three copies of
the written appeal plus three 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 days after
the start of the regular semester immediately following the semester
in which the contested grade was received. The President of the
Faculty Senate will forward the student's appeal and supporting
documents to the Faculty Affairs Committee, the course instructor's
Department Head/Division Director, and the instructor.
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to the appeal
from the instructor and begin an investigation of the student's
allegations and basis for appealing the grade. During the course of
performing its investigation, the Committee may:
a. Interview the student, the student's advisor, the course instructor
and other witnesses deemed relevant to the investigation;
b. Review all documentation related to the appeal under
consideration;
c. Secure the assistance of outside expertise, if needed; and
d. Obtain any other information deemed necessary to consider and
resolve the appeal.
Upon request, the Faculty Affairs Committee may share
summaries of testimony and other information examined by
the Committee with both the student and the instructor. Certain
information, however, may be redacted from materials forwarded
to the student and instructor to maintain other students' rights
subject to protection under the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA), or other state and federal law.
Based on its investigation, the Faculty Affairs Committee will
determine whether the grade should be revised. The decision
rendered will be either:
i The original grading decision is upheld, or
ii Sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
assigned unfairly.
In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will assign
the student a new grade for the course. The Committee's
written decision and supporting documentation will be
delivered to the President of the Faculty Senate, the office of
the EVPAA, the student, the instructor, and the instructor's
Department Head/Division Director no later than 25 business
days following the Senate's receipt of the grade appeal. The
Faculty Affairs Committee's decision shall constitute the final
decision of the grade appeal. There is no further internal
appeal available to the parties.

30 Graduation
Graduation
All students expecting to graduate must
submit a graduation application to the Office
of Graduate Studies.
Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in advance of
the date of Commencement to allow time for ordering diploma covers
and for printing graduation invitations and programs. Students who
submit applications after the stated deadline cannot be guaranteed a
diploma dated for that graduation, and cannot be assured inclusion
in the graduation program or ceremony. Graduation applications are
accepted only for students who have previously submitted to, and had
approved by the Office of Graduate Studies, the appropriate Advisor/
Thesis Committee and Admission to Candidacy forms as applicable to
the degree sought.
All graduating students must officially check out of their degree program.
Checkout cards may be obtained from the Graduate Office and must
be completed and returned by the established deadline. Students must
register for the next term unless the graduation checkout process is
completed by the last day of registration for the following semester.
The awarding of a degree is contingent upon the student’s successful
completion of all program requirements with at least a 3.000 GPA before
the date of graduation. Students who fail to graduate at the time originally
anticipated must reapply for the next graduation before the appropriate
deadline date stated in the Graduate Handbook.
Students who have completed all of their degree requirements before
the specific graduation date, but who have not applied for graduation
can, if necessary, request a letter from the Graduate Office certifying
the completion of their programs. The student should apply for the next
graduation, and the diploma will show the date of that graduation.
Graduation exercises are held in December and May. Students eligible
to graduate at these times are expected to attend their respective
graduation exercises. Students in thesis-based degree programs may
not, under any circumstances, attend graduation exercises before
completing all degree requirements.
Diplomas, transcripts, and letters of completion will not be released by
the School for any student or graduate who has an unsettled obligation of
any kind to the School.

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Independent Studies
To register for independent study course, a student should get from
the Registrar's Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Independent-Study-
Registration) the form provided for that purpose, have it completed by
the instructor involved and appropriate department/division head, and
return it to the Registrar's Office. The form must be submitted no later
than the Census Day (last day of registration) for the term in which the
independent study is to be completed.
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent study (x99
course), a student is expected to invest approximately 25.0 contact hours
plus 30.0 hours of independent work. Additionally, the faculty certifies
that an appropriate course syllabus has been developed for the course,
reviewed by the Department/Division and the student, and is available
upon request from the department.
Credit Hours
Instructor
Independent
Total Hours
Hours
Contact
Work Hours
Per Week
Hours
1.0
25.0
30.0
55.0
3.7
2.0
50.0
60.0
110.0
7.3
3.0
75.0
90.0
165.0
11.0
4.0
100.0
120.0
220.0
14.7
5.0
125.0
150.0
275.0
18.3
6.0
150.0
180.0
330.0
22.0

32 Non-Degree Students
Non-Degree Students
A non-degree student is one who has not applied to pursue a degree
program at Mines but wishes to take courses regularly offered on
campus. Non-degree students register for courses through the Registrar’s
Office after degree-seeking students have registered. Such students
may take any course for which they have the prerequisites as listed in
the Mines Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts or
evidence of the prerequisites are required. Non-degree students pay all
applicable tuition and student fees.
For more information, please visit the Non-Degree Graduate (http://
www.mines.edu/NonDegree_GS) website.

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Public Access to Graduate Thesis
The award of a thesis-based graduate degree is conditioned on the
student’s deposit of his or her completed thesis in the Mines library to
ensure its availability to the public. Although the student retains the
copyright in the thesis, by depositing the thesis with the library, the
student assigns a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to Mines
to permit Mines to copy the thesis and allow the public reasonable access
to it.
Under special circumstances, Mines may agree to include proprietary
research in a graduate student’s thesis. The nature and extent of the
proprietary research reported in the thesis must be agreed upon in writing
by the principal investigator, student and Dean of Graduate Studies.
In some cases, the proprietary nature of the underlying research may
require the school to delay public access to the completed thesis for
a limited period of time. In no case will public access to the thesis be
denied for more than 12 months from the date the Statement of Work
Completion form is submitted to the Graduate School.

34 Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Unsatisfactory Academic
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance
Performance
Resulting in Mandatory Dismissal
Unsatisfactory performance as gauged by any of the following measures
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting
shall result in immediate, mandatory dismissal of a graduate student:
in Probation or Discretionary Dismissal
1. Failure to successfully defend the thesis after two attempts;
A student’s progress toward successful completion of a graduate degree
2. Failure to be admitted to candidacy; or
shall be deemed unsatisfactory if any of the following conditions occur:
3. Failure by a student subject to discretionary dismissal to achieve a
performance milestone or meet a deadline contained in his or her
• Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater
remedial plan.
(see Grading System section);
• Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” grade for research; or
The Dean of Graduate Studies shall be notified promptly of any situation
• Receipt of an “Unsatisfactory Progress” recommendation from:
that may subject a student to mandatory dismissal. In this event, the
• the head or director of the student’s home department or division,
Dean shall notify the student of his or her dismissal and inform the
student of his or her right to appeal the dismissal as outlined below.
• the student’s thesis committee, or
• a departmental committee charged with the responsibility of
Students who have been notified of mandatory dismissal will be placed in
monitoring the student’s progress.
non-degree status. They may request re-admission to either the same or
a different degree program by submitting a full application for admission
Unsatisfactory academic progress on the part of a graduate student
to the Graduate Office. The application will be reviewed through the
shall be reported to the Dean of Graduate Studies in a timely manner.
normal admission process.
Students making unsatisfactory progress by any of the measures listed
above shall be placed on academic probation upon the first occurrence
If a student who has been reinstated or readmitted to his or her former
of such indication. Upon the second occurrence of an unsatisfactory
degree program and is subsequently found to be making unsatisfactory
progress indication, the Dean shall notify the student that he or she is
progress, the student will immediately be subject to mandatory dismissal.
subject to discretionary dismissal according to the procedure outlined
below.
Appeal Procedures
Both mandatory and discretionary dismissals may be appealed by a
In addition, students in thesis-based degree programs who are not
graduate student pursuant to this procedure. To trigger review hereunder,
admitted to candidacy within the time limits specified in this Bulletin may
an appeal must:
be subject to immediate mandatory dismissal according to the procedure
outlined below. Failure to fulfill this requirement must be reported to the
1. Be in writing;
Dean of Graduate Studies in a timely manner by the department head or
2. Contain a succinct description of the matter being appealed; and
division/program director.
3. Be filed with the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies no later than
Probation and Discretionary Dismissal
10 business days from the date upon which the student received
Procedures
official notification from the Dean regarding his or her dismissal.
If a student is subject to academic probation as a result of an initial
Upon receipt of a timely appeal of a discretionary or mandatory dismissal,
indication of unsatisfactory academic progress, the Dean of Graduate
the Faculty Senate shall appoint a review committee composed of three
Studies shall notify the student of his or her probationary status in a
tenured faculty members who are not members of the student’s home
timely manner.
or minor department or division. The review committee shall review the
student’s appeal and issue a written recommendation thereon to the
If a student is subject to discretionary dismissal by one of the
Dean within 10 business days. During the course of performing this
mechanisms defined above, the Dean shall notify the student and invite
function, the committee may:
him or her to submit a written remedial plan, including performance
milestones and deadlines, to correct the deficiencies that caused or
1. Interview the student, the student’s advisor, and, if appropriate, the
contributed to the student’s unsatisfactory academic progress. The
student’s thesis committee;
remedial plan, which must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor
2. Review all documentation related to the appeal under consideration;
and the department head, division or program director, shall be submitted
3. Secure the assistance of outside expertise, if needed; and
to the Dean no later than 10 business days from the date of official
4. Obtain any other relevant information necessary to properly consider
notification to the student of the potential discretionary dismissal. If the
the appeal.
Dean concludes that the remedial plan is likely to lead to successful
completion of all degree requirements within an acceptable time frame,
The authority to render a final decision regarding all graduate student
the Dean may halt the discretionary dismissal process and allow the
appeals filed hereunder shall rest with the Dean of Graduate Studies.
student to continue working toward his or her degree. If the Dean
concludes that the remedial plan is inadequate, or that it is unlikely
Exceptions and Appeals
to lead to successful completion of all degree requirements within an
acceptable time frame, the Dean shall notify the student of his or her
Academic Policies and Requirements
discretionary dismissal and inform the student of his or her right to appeal
Academic policies and requirements are included in the Bulletin on the
the dismissal as outlined below.
authority of the Mines Board of Trustees as delegated to the Faculty
Senate. These include matters such as degree requirements, grading

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systems, thesis and dissertation standards, admission standards and
new and modified degree programs, certificates, minors and courses. No
Mines administrator, faculty or staff member may change, waive or grant
exceptions to such academic policies and requirements without approval
of the Graduate Council, the Senate and/or the Board of Trustees as
appropriate.
Administrative Policies and Procedures
Administrative Policies and Procedures are included in this Bulletin on the
authority of the Mines Board of Trustees as delegated to the appropriate
administrative office. These include (but are not limited to) matters such
as student record keeping, thesis and dissertation formats and deadlines,
registration requirements and procedures, assessment of tuition and
fees, and allocation of financial aid. The Dean of Graduate Studies may
waive or grant exceptions to such administrative policies and procedures
as warranted by the circumstances of individual cases.
Any graduate student may request a waiver or exception by the following
process:
1. Contact the Graduate Office to determine whether a standard form
exists. If so, complete the form. If a standard form does not exist,
prepare a memo with a statement of the request and a discussion of
the reasons why a waiver or exception would be justified.
2. Have the memo or the form approved by the student’s advisor and
department head or division director, then submit it to the Dean of
Graduate Studies.
3. If the request involves academic policies or requirements, the Dean
of Graduate Studies will request Graduate Council approval at the
Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting.
4. The Dean of Graduate Studies will notify the student of the decision.
The student may file a written appeal with the Provost within 10
business days of being notified of the decision. The Provost will
investigate as appropriate to the issue under consideration and
render a decision. The decision of the Provost is final.
5. At the next graduate Council meeting, the Dean will notify the
Graduate Council of the request, the decision and the reasons for
the decision. If the Graduate Council endorses the decision, then any
other student in the same situation having the same justification can
expect the same decision.

36 Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance
Tuition, Fees, Financial
Encumbrances
Assistance
A student will not be permitted to register for future classes, to graduate,
or to get an official transcript of his academic record while indebted in any
way to CSM.
2014-2015
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees of the Colorado
Refunds
School of Mines following the annual budget process and action by the
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the following policy:
Colorado General Assembly and Governor.
The amount of tuition and fee assessment is based primarily on each
Graduate Tuition
student’s enrolled courses. In the event a student withdraws from a
course or courses, assessments will be adjusted as follows:
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2014-2015 academic
year will be available prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic year
• If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/drop period for
located at: https://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/finance/budget/FY15/
the term of enrollment, as determined by the Registrar, tuition and
FY15%20Tuition%20Schedule.pdf
fees will be adjusted to the new course level without penalty.
• If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after the add/drop
Fees
period, and the student does not officially withdraw from school, no
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions for the
adjustment in charges will be made.
2014-2015 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
• If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/drop period, and
2014-2015 academic year and can be found at: https://inside.mines.edu/
the student withdraws from school, tuition and fee assessments will
UserFiles/File/finance/budget/FY15/FY15%20Fees%20and%20Charges-
be reduced according to the following schedule:
FINAL.pdf
• Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the add/drop
period, 60 percent reduction in charges.
Please note that graduate students who register for undergraduate
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent reduction
courses to satisfy deficiencies may be assessed the same fee that an
in charges.
undergraduate student would pay.
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent reduction
Payments and Refunds
in charges.
• After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Payment Information
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. The time
A student is expected to complete the registration process, including the
periods for the Summer sessions - Field and Summer - will be adjusted in
payment of tuition and fees, before attending class. Students should mail
proportion to the reduced number of days in these semesters.
their payments to:
Room and board refunds are prorated to the date of checkout from the
Cashier Colorado School of Mines
Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the Housing Office.
1500 Illinois St.
Student health insurance charges are not refundable. The insurance
Golden, CO 80401-1869 or
remains in effect for the entire semester.
pay at the Cashier’s Office in The Ben Parker Student Center. Please
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid under the Title IV
write your student ID on payment.
programs may have a different refund determined as required by federal
Late Payment Penalties
law or regulations.
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is not received
Financial Assistance for Graduate Studies
in full by the official day of registration. The penalty is described in the
Graduate study is a considerable investment of time, energy, and
schedule of courses for each semester. If payment is not completed
money by serious students who expect a substantial return not only
by the sixth week of class, the student may be officially withdrawn from
in satisfaction but also in future earnings. Applicants are expected to
classes.
weigh carefully the investment they are willing to make against expected
Financial Responsibility
benefits before applying for admission.
Registration for classes at CSM implies an obligation by the student to
Students are also expected to make full use of any resources available,
meet all related financial responsibilities in a timely manner. Students
including personal and loan funds, to cover expenses, and the School
who do not fulfill their financial obligations according to published
can offer some students financial aid through graduate research
deadlines are subject to the following: late payment penalties accrued
and teaching assistantships and through industry, state, and federal
on any outstanding balance, and the withholding of transcripts. Past due
fellowships.
accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection Services
Purpose of Financial Aid
in accordance with Colorado law. Collection costs will be added to the
student’s account, and delinquencies may be reported to national credit
The Graduate School’s limited financial aid is used
bureaus.
1. To give equal access to graduate study by assisting students with
limited personal resources;

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2. To compensate graduate students who teach and do research;
of F or INC in all of their courses, their future financial aid eligibility
3. To give an incentive to exceptional students who can provide
will be terminated without a warning period. Financial aid eligibility
academic leadership for continually improving graduate programs.
termination may be appealed to the Financial Aid Office on the basis
of extenuating or special circumstances having negatively affected the
Employment Restrictions and Agreements
student's academic performance. If approved, the student will receive a
probationary period of one semester to regain satisfactory standing.
Students who are employed full time or who are enrolled part time are not
eligible for financial aid through the Graduate School.
Late Fee for Application to Graduate after
Students who are awarded assistant-ships must sign an appointment
Stated Deadlines - $250 Beginning Fall 2014
agreement, which gives the terms of appointment and specifies the
Graduate Students:
amount and type of work required. Graduate assistants who hold
regular appointments are expected to devote all of their efforts to their
The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement
educational program and may not be otherwise employed without the
is Census Day of the term in which the student intends to graduate/
written permission of their supervisor and the Graduate Dean. Students
participate.
with assistant-ships during the academic year must be registered as
full time. During the summer session they must be registered for a
Any request to be added to the graduation list and/or commencement
minimum of three credit hours, unless they qualify for the summer
ceremony after Census Day (and before Graduation Salute for the
research registration exception. Please see http://www.mines.edu/
appropriate semester) may be made in writing and will be considered
graduate_admissions for details on summer registration exception
by the Office of Graduate Studies. If the request is denied, the student
eligibility.
will be required to apply for the next available graduation/ceremony. If
the request is approved and all other conditions are met (i.e. degree
Aid Application Forms
requirements can be met, required forms are turned in, and outstanding
hours limitations are not exceeded), a mandatory $250 fee will be
New students interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged
applied to the student’s account. This fee cannot be waived and cannot
to apply early. Financial aid forms are included in Graduate School
be refunded if the student does not meet the graduation check-out
application packets and may be filled out and returned with the other
deadlines.
application papers.
For late requests that are approved, tickets to the commencement
Graduate Fellowships
ceremony for family and friends of the graduate are not guaranteed, as
The departments and divisions may award fellowships based on the
they may have already been distributed or assigned. Additionally, the
student’s academic performance.
student’s name may not appear in the commencement program due to
publishing deadlines.
Graduate Student Loans
No graduate student will be added to a graduation or commencement
Need-based federal student loans are available for graduate students
when the request is made after Graduation Salute.
who need additional funding beyond their own resources and any
assistant-ships or fellowships they may receive. The Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to apply for these loan
funds. Students must be degree seeking and attending at least part-time
(4.5 hrs) per semester to be eligible. Degree seeking students who are
approved for reduced registration (4 hrs/semester) are also eligible.
Specific information and procedures for filing the FAFSA can be found on
the Financial Aid Office web site at http://finaid.mines.edu. The Financial
Aid Office telephone number is 303-273-3220, and the email address is
finaid@mines.edu.
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal
Student Loans and Colorado Grad Grant
Students receiving assistance from federal or Colorado funds must
make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Satisfactory
progress is defined by maintaining adequate pace towards graduation
and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA at all times. Pace is measured
by dividing the overall credit hours attempted by the overall credit hours
completed. Students will be required to maintain a 75% completion rate
at all times. Satisfactory standing is determined after each semester,
including summer. If students are deficient in either the pace or grade
average measure, they will receive a one semester warning period during
which they must return to satisfactory standing.
If this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such time as they
return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if students receive grades

38 Graduate Departments and Programs
Graduate Departments and
part of the Admission to Candidacy process described in the sections
below.
Programs
II. Professional Programs
2014-2015
A. Graduate Certificate Program
Colorado School of Mines offers post-baccalaureate programs leading
Graduate Certificate Programs at CSM are designed to have selective
to the awarding of Graduate Certificates, Professional Masters degrees,
focus, short time to completion and consist of course work only. For more
thesis and non-thesis Master of Science and Master of Engineering
information about specific professional programs, please refer to the
degrees, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. This section describes these
“Graduate Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this
degrees and explains the minimum institutional requirements for each.
Bulletin.
Students may apply to, and be admitted in, multiple graduate degrees
simultaneously. In this case, a student may use the same graduate
1. Academic Requirements
course credits to satisfy the degree requirements for each degree.
Each Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 12 total credit hours.
Students enrolled simultaneously in two Masters degree programs may
No more than 3 credit hours at the 400 level may be applied toward the
double count up to half of the course credits required for the Masters
minimum credit-hours requirement. All other credits must be at or above
degree program with the smallest course credit hour requirement toward
the 500 level. Students may not, on an individual basis, request credit
both degree programs. Students simultaneously enrolled in a Masters
hours be transferred from other institutions as part of the Certificate
degree and Doctoral degree may double count course credits toward
requirements. Some Graduate Certificates, however, may allow the
each degree without limit. Course credits, however, may never be applied
application of specific, pre-approved transfer credits, or credits from other
(i.e., double counted in the case of concurrent degree enrollment or used
institutions with whom CSM has formal agreements for this purpose
as transfer credit in the case of sequential degree enrollment) toward
toward fulfilling the requirements of the Certificate. All courses applied to
more than two graduate degrees.
a Graduate Certificate are subject to approval by the program offering the
certificate.
Before the Graduate School will count these credits toward each degree
requirement, the student must obtain written permission to do so from
If a student has earned a Graduate Certificate and subsequently applies,
each department, division or program granting degree. This permission
and is accepted into a Master's or PhD program at Mines, credits earned
should be submitted with the student’s Admission to Candidacy forms
in the Certificate Program may, with the approval of the advanced degree
and should clearly indicate that each degree program is aware that
program, be applied to the advanced degree subject to all the applicable
credits are being counted toward the requirements of multiple degrees.
restrictions on credit hours that may be applied toward fulfilling the
For thesis-based students this permission should be provided by the
requirements of the advanced degree.
student’s thesis committee. For non-thesis and certificate programs,
permission should be obtained from program coordinators or department/
2. Admission to Candidacy
division chairs.
Full-time students must complete the following requirements within the
I. Responsible Conduct of Research
first semester after enrolling into a Graduate Certificate degree program.
Requirement
• complete all prerequisites and core curriculum course requirements
of their program, and
All students supported at any time in their graduate career through the
• be admitted into full candidacy for the certificate.
National Science Foundation (NSF), as research assistants, hourly
employees or fellowship awardees, must complete training in the
A list of prerequisites and core curriculum requirements for Graduate
responsible conduct of research (RCR). This requirement is in addition to
Certificate degrees is published by each program. When a student is
all other institutional and program requirements described below and in
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department head, division
the appropriate program sections of this Bulletin.
director or program director will provide the student with a written list of
courses required to remove these deficiencies. This list will be given to
To satisfy the RCR requirement students must complete one of the
the student no later than one week after the start of classes of his/her first
following options:
semester in order to allow for adding/dropping courses as necessary.
• LAIS565 - Option available to all students
Upon completion of the above-defined requirements, a student must
• SYGN502 - Option available to all students
submit an Admission to Candidacy and a Statement of Work Completion
• Chemistry Program Option - Option available only to students in the
forms documenting satisfactory completion of the prerequisites and core
Chemistry program
curriculum requirements. The form must have the written approval of the
• Physics Program Option - Option available only to students in the
program offering the Graduate Certificate.
Physics program
B. Professional Master’s Program
For additional information on program-specific options, contact the
CSM awards specialized, career-oriented non-thesis Master degrees with
program.
the title of “Professional Master (descriptive title).” These are custom-
By whatever means chosen, the NSF-RCR requirement must be
designed, interdisciplinary degrees, each with a curriculum meeting the
completed prior to a candidate being admitted to candidacy. Students
career advancement needs of a particular group of professionals in a
and advisors certify successful completion of the RCR requirement as
field that is part of CSM’s role and mission. For more information about

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these programs, please refer to the “Graduate Degree Programs and
For non-thesis Master's degrees, students must complete at least 21
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin.
credit hours at Mines in the degree program. All other credits may
be completed as transfer credits into the degree program. For thesis
1. Academic Requirements
Master's degrees, no more than 9 credits may transfer. The transfer
credit limit includes Mines distance learning courses. Transfer credits
Each Professional Master’s degree consists of a minimum of 30 total
must not have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. Requests
credit hours. Students must complete at least 21 credit hours at CSM in
for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty according to the
the degree program. The remaining hours may be transferred into the
process defined by a student's home department or division. All credits
program. Requests for transfer credit must be approved by the faculty
applied toward degree, except transfer credits, must be earned on
according to a process defined by the student’s home department or
campus. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
division. Transfer credits must not have been used as credit toward
or better in Mines course work.
a Bachelor degree. The transfer limit includes CSM distance learning
courses. Up to six credit hours of Special Topic or Independent Study
2. Minor Programs
may be in the form of project credits done on the job as an employee or
as a graduate intern. If project credits are to be used, the project proposal
Students may choose to have a minor program or programs at the
and final report must be approved by a CSM faculty advisor, although
Master’s level. A minor program may not be taken in the student’s major
direct supervision may be provided by the employer. Students must
area of study. A designated minor requires a minimum of 9 semester
maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in CSM course
hours of course work and must be approved by the student’s advisor,
work.
home department head, and a faculty representative of the minor area of
study. Less than half of the credit hours applied toward the minor degree
2. Admission to Candidacy
program may be in the form of transfer credit hours. Transfer credit hours
applied toward the minor are included as part of the overall transfer
Full-time students must complete the following requirements within the
limitation applied to the degree as defined above.
first calendar year after enrolling into a Professional Master's degree
program.
3. Admission to Candidacy
• complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course requirements of
Full-time students must complete the following requirements within one
their program, and
calendar year of enrolling into the Master’s degree program.
• be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
• have a thesis committee appointment form on file in the Graduate
Each program publishes a list of prerequisites and core curriculum
Office;
requirements for Professional Master's degrees. When a student is
• complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course requirements of
admitted with deficiencies, the appropriate department head, division
their department, division or program; and
director or program director will provide the student with a written list of
• be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
courses required to remove these deficiencies. This list will be given to
the student no later than one week after the start of classes of his/her first
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and core curriculum
semester in order to allow for adding/dropping courses as necessary.
requirements for that degree. If students are admitted with deficiencies,
the appropriate department heads, division directors or program directors
Upon completion of the above-defined requirements, a student must
will provide the students written lists of courses required to remove the
submit an Admission to Candidacy form documenting satisfactory
deficiencies. These lists will be given to the students no later than one
completion of the prerequisites and core curriculum requirements.
week after the start of classes of their first semester in order to allow
The form must have the written approval of the program offering the
them to add/drop courses as necessary.
Professional Masters degree.
Upon completion of the above defined requirements, students must
III. Master of Science and Engineering
submit an Admission to Candidacy form documenting satisfactory
Programs
completion of the prerequisite and core curriculum requirements and
granting permission to begin Master’s level research. The form must have
A. General Requirements
the written approval of all members of the advisor and thesis committee, if
appropriate.
Graduate study at CSM can lead to one of a number of thesis and non-
thesis based Master’s degrees, depending on the interests of the student.
B. Non-thesis Option
All Master’s degree programs share the same academic requirements for
grades, definition of minor programs, and the need to apply for admission
Non-thesis Master’s degrees (both non-thesis Master of Science and
to candidacy.
Master of Engineering) are offered by a number of departments, divisions
and programs. In lieu of preparing a thesis, non-thesis master’s program
1. Academic Requirements
students are required to complete a research or design experience
taken as a special problem or as an independent study course. See
A Master’s degree at Mines requires a minimum of 30 total credit hours.
the department/division section of the “Graduate Degree Programs and
As part of this 30 hours, departments and divisions are required to
Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin for more information.
include a research or design experience supervised by Mines faculty. For
Although non-thesis master’s students are not assigned a Thesis
more information about the specific research/design requirements, please
Committee, students in this program do select a faculty advisor, subject
refer to the appropriate department/division section of the “Graduate
to the approval of the student’s home department.
Degree Programs and Description of Courses” portion of this Bulletin.

40 Graduate Departments and Programs
C. Thesis Option
1. The chairperson cannot be the student’s advisor or co-advisor and
2. The chairperson must be a full-time CSM faculty member.
Thesis-based Master of Science degrees require completion of a
satisfactory thesis and successful oral defense of this thesis. Academic
Shortly after its appointment, the Committee will meet with the student
credit toward completion of the thesis must include successful completion
to hear a presentation of the proposed course of study and thesis topic.
of no fewer than 6 credit hours of masters-level research credit. The
The Committee and the student must agree on a satisfactory program
thesis is expected to report on original research that results in new
and the student must obtain the Committee approval of the written thesis
knowledge and/or techniques or on creative engineering design that
proposal at least one semester prior to the thesis defense. The student’s
applies state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to solve an important
faculty advisor assumes the primary responsibility for monitoring the
problem. In either case, the thesis should be an exemplary product that
program and directing the thesis work. The award of the thesis-based
meets the rigorous scholarship standards of the Colorado School of
Master’s degree is contingent upon the student’s researching and
Mines. The student's faculty advisor and the Master's Thesis Committee
writing a thesis acceptable to the student’s faculty advisor and Thesis
must approve the program of study and the topic for the thesis. The
Committee.
format of the thesis must comply with the appropriate guidelines
promulgated by the Graduate School.
3. Thesis Defense
1. Faculty Advisor Appointment
The student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the faculty
advisor, who will work with the student on necessary revisions. Upon
Each thesis-based Master’s student must select a faculty advisor to
approval of the student’s advisor, the revised thesis is circulated to the
provide advice regarding the student’s thesis direction, research and
Thesis Committee members at least one week prior to the oral defense
selection of courses. Master's students must select faculty advisors
of the thesis. The oral defense of the thesis is scheduled during the
by the end of the second semester at CSM. Advisors must be full-
student’s final semester of study. Students must be registered to defend.
time permanent members of the CSM faculty. In this context, full-time
This defense session, which may include an examination of material
permanent members of the CSM faculty are those that hold the rank of
covered in the student’s course work, will be open to the public.
professor, associate professor, assistant professor, research professor,
associate research professor or assistant research professor. Upon
Following the defense, the Thesis Committee will meet privately to vote
approval by the Graduate Dean, adjunct faculty, teaching faculty, visiting
on whether the student has successfully defended the thesis. Three
professors, emeritus professors and off-campus representatives may be
outcomes are possible: the student may pass the oral defense; the
designated additional co-advisors.
student may fail the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn
the defense to allow the student more time to address and remove
The Director of the degree program, often times the head of the student's
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying research.
home department or division, and the Graduate Dean must approve all
Two negative votes will constitute a failure regardless of the number
faculty advisor appointments.
of Committee members present at the thesis defense. In the event of
either failure or adjournment, the Chair of the Thesis Committee will
2. Thesis Committee
prepare a written statement indicating the reasons for this action and
The Graduate Dean appoints a Thesis Committee whose members have
will distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee members, the
been recommended by the student, the student’s faculty advisor, and the
student’s department head and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure
student’s department head. Students should have a thesis committee
or adjournment, the student may request a re-examination, which must
appointed by the end of their second semester. This Committee will have
be scheduled no less than one week after the original defense. A second
a minimum of three voting members, including the student’s advisor,
failure to defend the thesis satisfactorily will result in the termination of the
who are familiar with the student’s area of study. Of these Committee
student’s graduate program.
members, two must be from the home department or, in the case of
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis or report, the student must make
interdisciplinary degree programs, an allied department. Off-campus
any corrections in the thesis required by the Thesis Committee. The final,
members can be assigned to the Committee to serve either with full
corrected copy and an executed signature page indicating approval by
voting status or in a non-voting capacity. Off-campus members with
the student’s advisor and department head must be submitted to the
voting status assume all of the responsibilities of on-campus Committee
Office of Graduate Studies for format approval. (Format instructions are
members with respect to attendance of Committee meetings, review of
available in the Office of Graduate Studies and should be obtained before
thesis drafts and participation in oral examinations and thesis defense
beginning work on the thesis.)
sessions. If a thesis co-advisor is assigned, an additional faculty member
from the home or allied department must be added to the committee.
4. Time Limitations
Students who choose to have a minor program at the Master’s level must
select a representative from their minor area of study to serve on the
A candidate for a thesis-based Masters degree must complete all
Thesis Committee. Minor representatives must be full-time members of
requirements for the degree within five years of the date of admission
the CSM faculty.
into the degree program. Time spent on approved leaves of absence
is included in the five-year time limit. Candidates not meeting the time
A Thesis Committee Chairperson is designated by the student at
limitation will be notified and withdrawn from their degree programs.
the time he/she requests the formation of his/her thesis committee.
The chairperson is responsible for leading all meetings of the thesis
Candidates may apply for a one-time extension of this time limitation.
committee and for directing the student’s thesis defense. In selecting a
This application must be made in writing and approved by the candidate's
Thesis Committee chairperson, the following guidelines must be met:
advisor, thesis committee, department and Dean of Graduate Studies.
The application must include specific timelines and milestones for degree

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completion. If an extension is approved, failure to meet any timeline or
The residency requirement may be met by completing two semesters of
milestone will trigger immediate withdrawal from the degree program.
full-time registration at Mines. The semesters need not be consecutive.
Students may request an exception to the full-time registration
If the Dean of Graduate Studies denies an extension request, the
requirement from the Dean of Graduate Studies. Requests for exception
candidate may appeal this decision to the Provost. The appeal must
must be in writing, must clearly address how the student's learning
be made in writing, must specifically state how the candidate believes
experience has met the goals of the residency requirement, as articulated
the request submitted to the Dean met the requirements of the policy,
above, and must be submitted by both the student and the student's
and must be received no later than 10 business days from the date of
thesis advisor and be approved by the student's Department Head/
notification of the Dean's denial of the original request.
Division Director.
If a candidate is withdrawn from a degree program through this process
C. Transfer of Credits
(i.e., either by denial of an extension request or failure to meet a timeline
or milestone) and wishes to reenter the degree program, that candidate
Up to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work may be
must formally reapply for readmission. The program has full authority
transferred from other institutions toward the PhD degree subject to the
to determine if readmission is to be granted and, if granted to fully re-
restriction that those courses must not have been used as credit toward
evaluate the Candidate's work to date and determine its applicability to
a Bachelor degree. Requests for transfer credit must be approved by the
the new degree program.
faculty according to a process defined by the student’s home department
or division. Transfer credits are not included in calculating the student’s
IV. Doctor of Philosophy
grade point average at CSM.
A. Credits, Hour and Academic Requirements
In lieu of transfer credit for individual courses defined above, students
who enter the PhD program with a thesis-based Master’s degree from
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion of a minimum of 72
another institution may transfer up to 36 semester hours in recognition
semester hours beyond the Bachelor degree. At least 24 semester hours
of the course work and research completed for that degree. The request
must be research credits earned under the supervision of a Mines faculty
must be approved by the faculty according to a process defined by the
advisor and at least 18 credit hours of course work must be applied to the
student’s home department or division.
degree program. Course requirements for each department or division
are contained in the "Graduate Degree Programs and Description of
D. Faculty Advisor Appointments
Courses" section of this Bulletin.
Each doctoral student must select a faculty advisor to advise with respect
The degree also requires completion of a satisfactory doctoral thesis and
to the student’s thesis direction and research and selection of courses.
successful oral defense of this thesis. The Doctoral Thesis is expected
Doctoral students must select faculty advisors by the end of the second
to report on original research that results in a significant contribution of
semester at CSM. Advisors must be full-time permanent members of the
new knowledge and/or techniques. The student’s faculty advisor and the
CSM faculty. In this context, full-time permanent members of the CSM
Doctoral Thesis Committee must approve the program of study and the
faculty are those that hold the rank of professor, associate professor,
topic for the thesis.
assistant professor, research professor, associate research professor
or assistant research professor. Upon approval by the Graduate Dean,
B. Residency Requirements
adjunct faculty, teaching faculty, visiting professors, emeritus professors
Doctoral students must complete a residency requirement during the
and off-campus representatives may be designated additional co-
course of their graduate studies. The purpose of this requirement is to:
advisors.
• require students to become engaged in extended and focused
The Director of the doctoral degree program, often times the head of the
research activities under the direct supervision of Mines faculty;
student's home department or division, and the Graduate Dean must
approve all faculty advisor appointments.
• allow students to become immersed in the culture of an academic
environment;
E. Minor Programs
• allow students to engage in the professional activities associated with
their research discipline;
Students may choose a minor program or programs at the PhD level
consisting of 12 course credits in the minor program. The student's
• ensure students have access to the research tools and expertise
faculty advisor and Doctoral Thesis Committee, including an appropriate
needed for their chosen research activity;
minor committee member as described below, approve the course
• ensure the conduct of cutting-edge research with the expectation that
selection and sequence in the selected minor program. Students may
this research will be completed in a timely fashion so that it is still
choose to complete multiple minor programs. Each program must consist
relevant to the larger research community;
of at least 12 credit hours approved by the faculty advisor and Doctoral
• provide Mines faculty with the ability to directly evaluate the research
Thesis Committee, including the appropriate minor committee members.
and academic credentials of a student and as such protect the
Less than half of the credit hours applied toward the minor degree
integrity of the degree, department and the institution;
program may be in the form of transfer credit hours. Transfer credit
• ensure the research produced by students claiming a Mines degree is
hours applied toward a minor are included as part of the overall transfer
actually the product of Mines' intellectual environment; and
limitation applied to the degree as defined above.
• make it clear that the intellectual property developed while in the
degree program is the property of Mines as defined in the Faculty
F. Doctoral Thesis Committees
Handbook.
The Graduate Dean appoints a Doctoral Thesis Committee whose
members have been recommended by the student’s doctoral degree
program. Students should have a thesis committee appointed by the end

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of their second semester. This Committee must have a minimum of four
the section of this Bulletin on Graduate Degree Programs and Description
voting members that fulfill the following criteria:
of Courses.
1. The Committee must include an advisor who meets the qualifications
Upon completion of these requirements, students must submit an
defined above. If two advisors are appointed, both shall be voting
Admission to Candidacy form documenting satisfactory completion of the
members of the Committee.
prerequisite and core curriculum requirements and granting permission
2. The Committee must have at least two voting members
to begin doctoral research. The form must have the written approval of all
knowledgeable in the technical areas of the thesis in addition to the
members of the Ph.D. Committee.
advisor(s) and who are full-time permanent CSM faculty members.
H. Thesis Defense
3. The fourth, required member of the Committee must be a full-
time permanent CSM faculty member, may not be an advisor, and
The doctoral thesis must be based on original research of excellent
must be from outside of the student's doctoral degree program,
quality in a suitable technical field, and it must exhibit satisfactory literary
home department and minor program area(s) – if appropriate. This
merit. In addition, the format of the thesis must comply with guidelines
committee member acts as Thesis Committee Chairperson.
promulgated by the Office of Graduate Studies. (Students should obtain
4. If a minor field is designated, an additional committee member must
a copy of these guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies before
be included who is an expert in that field. Minor representatives
beginning work on the thesis.)
must be full-time permanent members of the CSM faculty who are
The thesis topic must be submitted in the form of a written proposal to
participating members of the minor program area. If multiple minor
the student’s faculty advisor and the Committee. The Committee must
programs are pursued, each must have a committee representative
approve the proposal at least one year before the thesis defense.
as defined above.
5. Off-campus representatives may serve as additional committee
The student’s faculty advisor is responsible for supervising the student’s
members. If off-campus members are nominated for voting status,
research work and consulting with other Doctoral Thesis Committee
the committee request form must include a brief resume of their
members on the progress of the work. The advisor must consult with
education and/or experience that demonstrates their competence
the Committee on any significant change in the nature of the work. The
to judge the quality and validity of the thesis. Such members also
student submits an initial draft of his or her thesis to the advisor, who
must agree to assume the same responsibilities expected of on-
will work with the student on necessary revisions. Upon approval of the
campus Committee members including, but not limited to, attendance
student’s advisor, the revised thesis is distributed to the other members of
at Committee meetings, review of thesis proposals and drafts, and
the Committee at least one week prior to the oral defense of the thesis.
participation in oral examinations and defense.
The student must pass an oral defense of his or her thesis during the final
Shortly after its appointment, the Doctoral Thesis Committee meets with
semester of studies. Students must be registered to defend. This oral
the student to hear a presentation of the proposed course of study and
defense may include an examination of material covered in the student’s
thesis topic. The Committee and student must agree on a satisfactory
course work. The defense will be open to the public.
program. The student’s faculty advisor then assumes the primary
responsibility for monitoring the program, directing the thesis work,
Following the defense, the Doctoral Thesis Committee will meet privately
arranging qualifying examinations, and scheduling the thesis defense.
to vote on whether the student has successfully defended the thesis.
Three outcomes are possible: the student may pass the oral defense;
G. Admission to Candidacy
the student may fail the defense; or the Committee may vote to adjourn
the defense to allow the student more time to address and remove
Full-time students must complete the following requirements within the
weaknesses or inadequacies in the thesis or underlying research. Two
first two calendar years after enrolling into the PhD program.
negative votes will constitute a failure regardless of the number of
• have a thesis committee appointment form on file in the Graduate
Committee members present at the thesis defense. In the event of either
Office;
failure or adjournment, the Chair of the Doctoral Thesis Committee will
prepare a written statement indicating the reasons for this action and
• complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course requirements of
will distribute copies to the student, the Thesis Committee members, the
their department, division or program;
student’s department head and the Graduate Dean. In the case of failure,
• demonstrate adequate preparation for, and satisfactory ability to
the student may request a re-examination, which must be scheduled no
conduct, doctoral research; and
less than one week after the original defense. A second failure to defend
• be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
the thesis satisfactorily will result in the termination of the student’s
graduate program.
Each degree program publishes a list of prerequisite and core curriculum
requirements for that degree. If students are admitted with deficiencies,
Upon passing the oral defense of thesis, the student must make any
the appropriate department heads, division directors or program directors
corrections in the thesis required by the Doctoral Thesis Committee. The
will provide the students written lists of courses required to remove the
final, corrected copy and an executed signature page indicating approval
deficiencies. These lists will be given to the students no later than one
by the student’s advisor and department head must be submitted to the
week after the start of classes of their first semester in order to allow
Office of Graduate Studies for format approval.
them to add/drop courses as necessary. Each program also defines
the process for determining whether its students have demonstrated
I. Time Limitations
adequate preparation for, and have satisfactory ability to do, high-quality,
A candidate for a thesis-based Doctoral degree must complete all
independent doctoral research in their specialties. These requirements
requirements for the degree within nine years of the date of admission
and processes are described under the appropriate program headings in
into the degree program. Time spent on approved leaves of absence

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is included in the nine-year time limit. Candidates not meeting the time
• be accessible to the student (at a minimum this implies availability
limitation will be notified and withdrawn from their degree programs.
for Committee meetings and availability to participate in a student's
qualifying/comprehensive examinations – as dictated by the practices
Candidates may apply for a one-time extension of this time limitation.
employed by the degree program – and the thesis defense);
This application must be made in writing and approved by the candidate's
• ensure that the student's work conforms to the highest standards
advisor, thesis committee, department and Dean of Graduate Studies.
of scholarly performance within the discipline, within the expertise
The application must include specific timelines and milestones for degree
provided by the Committee member;
completion. If an extension is approved, failure to meet any timeline or
• provide advice to both the student and the student's advisor(s) on the
milestone will trigger immediate withdrawal from the degree program.
quality, suitability and timeliness of the work being undertaken;
If the Dean of Graduate Studies denies an extension request, the
• approve the student's degree plan (e.g., courses of study, compliance
candidate may appeal this decision to the Provost. The appeal must
with program's qualifying process, thesis proposal, etc.), assuring that
be made in writing, must specifically state how the candidate believes
the plan not only meets the intellectual needs of the student, but also
the request submitted to the Dean met the requirements of the policy,
all institutional and program requirements;
and must be received no later than 10 business days from the date of
• review dissertation drafts as provided by the student and the advisor
notification of the Dean's denial of the original request. The Provost's
and provide feedback in a timely fashion; and
decision is final.
• participate in, and independently evaluate student performance in the
If a candidate is withdrawn from a degree program through this process
final thesis defense.
(i.e., either by denial of an extension request or failure to meet a timeline
Minor Field Committee Representative
or milestone) and wishes to reenter the degree program, that candidate
must formally reapply for readmission. The program has full authority
In addition to the responsibilities of a Regular Committee Member,
to determine if readmission is to be granted and, if granted to fully re-
the Minor Field Committee Representative has the following added
evaluate the Candidate's work to date and determine its applicability to
responsibilities:
the new degree program.
• provide advice for, and approval of coursework required as part of a
V. Roles and Responsibilities of
student's minor degree program in a manner that is consistent with
Committee Members and Students
institutional and minor program requirements;
• participate in, as appropriate, the student's qualifying and
Below, are the roles and expectations Mines has of faculty as members
comprehensive examination process to certify completion of minor
of Thesis Committees and of students engaged in research-based
degree requirements; and
degree programs.
• work individually with the student on the thesis aspects for which the
Minor Committee member has expertise.
Thesis Advisor(s)
The Thesis Advisor has the overall responsibility for guiding the student
Thesis Committee Chairperson
through the process of the successful completion of a thesis that fulfills
In addition to the responsibilities of a Regular Committee Member, the
the expectations of scholarly work at the appropriate level as well as
Chairperson of Committee has the following added responsibilities:
meets the requirements of the Department/Division and the School. The
Advisor shall:
• chair all meetings of the Thesis Committee including the thesis
defense;
• be able and willing to assume principal responsibility for advising the
• represent the broad interests of the Institution with respect to high
student;
standards of scholarly performance;
• have adequate time for this work and be accessible to the student;
• represent the Office of Graduate Studies by ensuring that all
• provide adequate and timely feedback to both the student and the
procedures are carried out fairly and in accordance with institutional
Committee regarding student progress toward degree completion;
guidelines and policies; and
• guide and provide continuing feedback on the student's development
• ensure there any potential conflicts of interest between student,
of a research project by providing input on the intellectual
advisor or any other committee member are effectively identified and
appropriateness of the proposed activities, the reasonableness of
managed.
project scope, acquisition of necessary resources and expertise,
necessary laboratory or computer facilities, etc.;
Student Responsibilities
• establish key academic milestones and communicate these to the
While it is expected that students receive guidance and support from
student and appropriately evaluate the student on meeting these
their advisor and all members of the Thesis Committee, the student is
milestones.
responsible for actually defining and carrying out the program approved
Regular Committee Member
by the Thesis Committee and completing the thesis/dissertation. As such,
it is expected that the student assumes a leadership role in defining and
With the exception of the student's advisor, all voting members of the
carrying out all aspects of his/her degree program and thesis/dissertation
Thesis Committee are considered Regular Committee Members. The
project. Within this context, students have the following responsibilities:
Regular Committee Member shall:
• to formally establish a Thesis Advisor and Committee by the end of
• have adequate time to assume the responsibilities associated with
their first year of residence in their degree program;
serving on a student's Thesis Committee;
• to call meetings of the Thesis Committee as needed;

44 Graduate Departments and Programs
• to actively inform and solicit feedback from the student's Advisor and
the graduate GPA. Check the departmental section of the Bulletin to
Committee on progress made toward degree;
determine which programs provide this opportunity.
• to respond to, and act on feedback from the student's Advisor and
Committee in a timely and constructive manner;
B. Admission Process
• to understand and and then apply the institutional and programmatic
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree program as a
standards related to the ethical conduct of research in the completion
Combined Degree Program student should first contact the department or
of the student's thesis/dissertation; and
division hosting the graduate degree program into which he/she wishes
• to know, understand and follow deadlines defined by the institution
to apply. Initial inquiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts
and the degree program related to all aspects of the student's degree
made soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year are
program.
recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/ divisions will
provide initial counseling on degree application procedures, admissions
VI. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
standards and degree completion requirements.
Degree Programs
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined Degree
A. Overview
Program student can occur as early as the first semester, Junior
year, and must be granted no later than the end of registration, last
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
semester Senior year. Once admitted into a graduate degree program,
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional
students may enroll in 500-level courses and apply these directly to
Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree while completing
their graduate degree. To apply, students must submit the standard
the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These combined
graduate application package for the graduate portion of their Combined
Bachelors-Masters/Doctoral programs have been created by Mines
Degree Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration for the next
advantageous to treat undergraduate and graduate degree programs as
semester, students and their graduate advisors should meet and plan a
a continuous and integrated process. These are accelerated programs
strategy for completing both the undergraduate and graduate programs
that can be valuable in fields of engineering and applied science where
as efficiently as possible. Until their undergraduate degree requirements
advanced education in technology and/or management provides the
are completed, students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the
opportunity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership positions.
home department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
These programs also can be valuable for students who want to get a
head start on graduate education.
C. Requirements
Combined Degree Program students are considered undergraduate
The combined programs at Mines offer several advantages to students
students until such time as they complete their undergraduate degree
who choose to enroll in them:
requirements. Combined Degree Program students who are still
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate major or
considered undergraduates by this definition have all of the privileges
in a field that complements their undergraduate major.
and are subject to all expectations of both their undergraduate and
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave Mines with
graduate programs. These students may enroll in both undergraduate
additional specialized knowledge and skills which may allow them to
and graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
enter their career path at a higher level and advance more rapidly.
departmental assistance available through both programs, and may
Alternatively, students planning on attending graduate school can get
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by the Office
a head start on their graduate education.
of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree
requirements, a Combined Degree Program student is considered
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
enrolled full-time in his/her graduate program. Once having done so, the
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their graduate
student is no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
program.
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to plan
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a graduate
optimum course selection and scheduling in order to complete their
student for at least one semester.
graduate program quickly.
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program leading to a
Once admitted into a graduate program, undergraduate Combined
Graduate Degree assures students of automatic acceptance into
Program students must maintain good standing in the Combined
full graduate status if they maintain good standing while in early-
Program by maintaining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses
acceptance status.
taken. Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be making
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both a Bachelor’s
unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
and a Master’s Degrees in five years of total enrollment at Mines.
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation and, if
occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary dismissal from
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree Program
the graduate portion of their program as defined in the Unsatisfactory
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
Academic Performance section of this Bulletin.
including up to six hours of specified course credits which also were
used in fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, Combined
courses may only be applied toward fulfilling Doctoral degree or, Master's
Degree Program students are subject to all requirements (e.g., course
degree requirements beyond the institutional minimum Master's degree
requirements, departmental approval of transfer credits, research credits,
requirement of 30 credit hours. Courses must meet all requirements
minimum GPA, etc.) appropriate to the graduate program in which they
for graduate credit, but their grades are not included in calculating
are enrolled.

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D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior
in a Combined Program
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may enroll in 500-
level courses. In addition, undergraduate seniors who have been granted
admission through the Combined Degree Program into thesis-based
degree programs (Masters or Doctoral) may, with graduate advisor
approval, register for 700-level research credits appropriate to Masters-
level degree programs. With this single exception, while a Combined
Degree Program student is still completing his/her undergraduate
degree, all of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin
for undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-
level research credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
program.
If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student would like to
enroll in a 500-level course and apply this course directly to his/her
graduate degree, he/she must notify the Registrar of the intent to do
so at the time of enrollment in the course. The Registrar will forward
this information to Financial Aid for appropriate action. Be aware that
courses taken as an undergraduate student but applied directly toward
a graduate degree are not eligible for undergraduate financial aid or the
Colorado Opportunity Fund. If prior consent is not received, all 500-level
graduate courses taken as an undergraduate Combined Degree Program
student will be applied to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript.
If these are not used toward an undergraduate degree requirement, they
may, with program consent, be applied to a graduate degree program as
transfer credit. All regular regulations and limitations regarding the use of
transfer credit to a graduate degree program apply to these credits.

46 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Specialty in Computational & Applied
Mathematics
2014-2015
Required Courses
Degrees Offered
MATH500
LINEAR VECTOR SPACES
3.0
• Master of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
MATH502
REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS
3.0
• Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
MATH514
APPLIED MATHEMATICS I
3.0
MATH551
COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
Program Description
MATH510
ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND
3.0
DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
There are two areas of specialization within the Department of
Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS): Computational & Applied
or MATH557
INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
Mathematics, and Statistics. Since the requirements for these areas vary
MATH540
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
somewhat, they are often considered separately in this bulletin. However,
or MATH550
NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL
labeling these as distinct areas is not meant to discourage any student
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
from pursuing research involving both. Work in either of these areas can
SYGN502
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH ETHICS *
1.0
lead to the degree of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy.
*Required for students receiving federal support.
The AMS Department also supports the legacy Bachelor of Mathematical
and Computer Sciences degree with options in Computational and
Specialty in Statistics
Applied Mathematics (CAM), Statistics (STAT), and Computer Science
(CS). For more information about the Bachelor of Mathematical and
Required Courses
Computer Sciences degree please refer to previous years' bulletins.
MATH500
LINEAR VECTOR SPACES
3.0
Prerequisites
MATH530
STATISTICAL METHODS I
3.0
MATH531
STATISTICAL METHODS II
3.0
Applicants to the graduate program need four items:
MATH534
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I
3.0
1. A statement of purpose (short essay) from the applicant briefly
MATH535
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II
3.0
describing background, interests, goals at CSM, career intentions,
SYGN502
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH ETHICS *
1.0
etc.;
MATH589
APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
1.0
2. The general Graduate Record Examination;
TEACHING SEMINAR **
3. B or better average in courses in the major field;
4. B or better overall undergraduate grade point average. In addition,
plus two courses chosen from the following:
applicants should have knowledge of the following topics at the
undergraduate level.
MATH532
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
MATH536
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
Computational and Applied Mathematics
MATH537
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
3.0
• Linear Algebra
MATH538
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
• Vector Calculus
MATH539
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
• Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH582
STATISTICS PRACTICUM
3.0
• Advanced Calculus (Introduction to Real Analysis)
*Required for students receiving federal support.
Statistics
** Required only for students employed by the department as graduate
• Linear Algebra
teaching assistants or student instructor/lecturers.
• Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Elective courses may be selected from any other graduate courses
• Advanced Calculus (Introduction to Real Analysis)
offered by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, except
for specially designated service courses. In addition, up to 6 credits of
Master of Science Program Requirements
elective courses may be taken in other departments on campus.
The Master of Science degree (thesis option) requires 36 credit hours
The Master of Science degree (non-thesis option) requires 36 credit
of acceptable coursework and research, completion of a satisfactory
hours of coursework. The coursework includes the required core
thesis, and successful oral defense of this thesis. At least twelve of the 36
curriculum.
credit hours must be designated for supervised research. The coursework
includes the following core curriculum.
Combined BS/MS Program
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics offers a combined
Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program that enables students to
work on a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science simultaneously.
Students take an additional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate

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level in addition to the undergraduate requirements, and work on both
Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics
degrees at the same time. Students may apply for the program once they
have completed five classes with a MATH prefix numbered 225 or higher.
Multi-scale Analysis and Simulation
Doctor of Philosophy Program
High Performance Scientific Computing
Requirements:
Dynamical Systems
The Doctor of Philosophy requires 72 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s
Mathematical Biology
degree. At least 24 of these hours must be thesis hours. Doctoral
students must pass the comprehensive examination (a qualifying
Statistics:
examination and thesis proposal), complete a satisfactory thesis, and
Inverse Problems in Statistics
successfully defend their thesis. The coursework includes the following
core curriculum.
Multivariate Statistics
Specialty in Computational & Applied
Spatial Statistics
Mathematics
Stochastic Models for Environmental Science
Required Course: Students receiving federal support are required to take
Survival Analysis
the course SYGN502 – Introduction to Research Ethics.
Uncertainty Quantification
Specialty in Statistics
Department Head
Required Courses
Willy Hereman, Professor
MATH500
LINEAR VECTOR SPACES
3.0
MATH530
STATISTICAL METHODS I
3.0
Professors
MATH531
STATISTICAL METHODS II
3.0
Bernard Bialecki
MATH534
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I
3.0
MATH535
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II
3.0
Mahadevan Ganesh
SYGN502
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH ETHICS *
1.0
Paul A. Martin
MATH589
APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
1.0
Barbara M. Moskal
TEACHING SEMINAR **
William Navidi
plus two courses chosen from the following:
Associate Professor
MATH532
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
MATH536
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
Luis Tenorio
MATH537
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
3.0
Assistant Professors
MATH538
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
Cory Ahrens
MATH539
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
MATH582
STATISTICS PRACTICUM
3.0
Jon M. Collis
*Required for students receiving federal support.
Paul Constantine
** Required only for students employed by the department as graduate
Cecilia Diniz Behn
teaching assistants or student instructor/lecturers.
Amanda Hering
Further information can be found on the Web at ams.mines.edu.
This website provides an overview of the programs, requirements
Stephen Pankavich
and policies of the department.
Aaron Porter
Fields of Research
Teaching Professors
Computational and Applied Mathematics:
G. Gustave Greivel
Study of Wave Phenomena and Inverse Problems
Scott Strong
Numerical Methods for PDEs
Teaching Associate Professors
Study of Differential and Integral Equations
Terry Bridgman
Computational Radiation Transport
Debra Carney

48 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Holly Eklund
MATH510. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND
DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
Mike Nicholas
(I) Topics to be covered: basic existence and uniqueness theory, systems
of equations, stability, differential inequalities, Poincare-Bendixon theory,
Jennifer Strong
linearization. Other topics from: Hamiltonian systems, periodic and almost
Rebecca Swanson
periodic systems, integral manifolds, Lyapunov functions, bifurcations,
homoclinic points and chaos theory. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235
Emeriti Professors
and MATH332 or MATH 342 or equivalent courses. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
William R. Astle
MATH514. APPLIED MATHEMATICS I. 3.0 Hours.
Norman Bleistein
(I) The major theme in this course is various non-numerical techniques
for dealing with partial differential equations which arise in science and
Ardel J. Boes
engineering problems. Topics include transform techniques, Green?s
functions and partial differential equations. Stress is on applications to
Austin R. Brown
boundary value problems and wave theory. Prerequisite: MATH455 or
John A. DeSanto
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH515. APPLIED MATHEMATICS II. 3.0 Hours.
Graeme Fairweather
(II) Topics include integral equations, applied complex variables, an
Raymond R. Gutzman
introduction to asymptotics, linear spaces and the calculus of variations.
Stress is on applications to boundary value problems and wave theory,
Frank G. Hagin
with additional applications to engineering and physical problems.
Prerequisite: MATH514. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Donald C.B. Marsh
MATH530. STATISTICAL METHODS I. 3.0 Hours.
Steven Pruess
(I) Introduction to probability, random variables, and discrete
and continuous probability models. Elementary simulation. Data
Robert E.D. Woolsey
summarization and analysis. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing
for means and variances. Chi square tests. Distribution-free techniques
Emeriti Associate Professors
and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MATH213 or equivalent. 3 hours
Barbara B. Bath
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH531. STATISTICAL METHODS II. 3.0 Hours.
Ruth Maurer
(II) Continuation of MATH530. Multiple regression and trend surface
Robert G. Underwood
analysis. Analysis of variance. Experimental design (Latin squares,
factorial designs, confounding, fractional replication, etc.) Nonparametric
Courses
analysis of variance. Topics selected from multivariate analysis,
sequential analysis or time series analysis. Prerequisite: MATH323 or
MATH500. LINEAR VECTOR SPACES. 3.0 Hours.
MATH530 or MATH535. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Finite dimensional vector spaces and subspaces: dimension, dual
bases, annihilators. Linear transformations, matrices, projections, change
MATH532. SPATIAL STATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
of basis, similarity. Determinants, eigenvalues, multiplicity. Jordan
(I) Modeling and analysis of data observed on a 2 or 3-dimensional
form. Inner products and inner product spaces with orthogonality and
surface. Random fields, variograms, covariances, stationarity,
completeness. Prerequisite: MATH301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
nonstationarity, kriging, simulation, Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial
hours.
regression, SAR, CAR, QAR, and MA models, Geary/Moran indices,
point processes, K-function, complete spatial randomness, homogeneous
MATH502. REAL AND ABSTRACT ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
and inhomogeneous processes, marked point processes, spatio-temporal
(I) Introduction to metric and topological spaces. Lebesgue measure
modeling. MATH424 or MATH531 or consent of instructor.
and measurable functions and sets. Types of convergence, Lebesgue
integration and its relation to other integrals. Integral convergence
MATH534. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I. 3.0 Hours.
theorems. Absolute continuity and related concepts. Prerequisite:
(I) The basics of probability, discrete and continuous probability
MATH301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
distributions, sampling distributions, order statistics, convergence in
probability and in distribution, and basic limit theorems, including the
MATH503. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
central limit theorem, are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
(I) Normed linear spaces, linear operators on normed linear spaces,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Banach spaces, inner product and Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases,
duality, orthogonality, adjoint of a linear operator, spectral analysis of
MATH535. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II. 3.0 Hours.
linear operators. Prerequisite: MATH502. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(II) The basics of hypothesis testing using likelihood ratios, point and
hours.
interval estimation, consistency, efficiency, sufficient statistics, and
some nonparametric methods are presented. Prerequisite: MATH534 or
MATH506. COMPLEX ANALYSIS II. 3.0 Hours.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Analytic functions. Conformal mapping and applications. Analytic
continuation. Schlicht functions. Approximation theorems in the complex
domain. Prerequisite: MATH454. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MATH536. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
MATH550. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
(I) Modern extensions of the standard linear model for analyzing data.
EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Topics include generalized linear models, generalized additive models,
(II) Numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. Explicit
mixed effects models, and resampling methods. Prerequisite: MATH 335
and implicit finite difference methods; stability, convergence, and
and MATH 424. 3 hours lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
consistency. Alternating direction implicit (ADI) methods. Weighted
residual and finite element methods. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
MATH537. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH235, and MATH332 or MATH342, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
(II) Introduction to applied multivariate representations of data for use in
lecture; 3 semester hours.
data analysis. Topics include introduction to multivariate distributions;
methods for data reduction, such as principal components; hierarchical
MATH551. COMPUTATIONAL LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
and model-based clustering methods; factor analysis; canonical
(II) Numerical analysis of algorithms for solving linear systems of
correlation analysis; multidimensional scaling; and multivariate hypothesis
equations, least squares methods, the symmetric eigenproblem,
testing. Prerequisites: MATH 530 and MATH 332 or MATH 500. 3 hours
singular value decomposition, conjugate gradient iteration. Modification
lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
of algorithms to fit the architecture. Error analysis, existing software
packages. Prerequisites: MATH332, CSCI407/MATH407, or consent of
MATH538. STOCHASTIC MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) An introduction to the mathematical principles of stochastic processes.
Discrete- and continuous-time Markov processes, Poisson processes,
MATH556. MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE. 3.0 Hours.
Brownian motion. Prerequisites: MATH 534 or consent of instructor. 3
(I) Case studies of various models from mathematics, the sciences
hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
and engineering through the use of the symbolic software package
MATHEMATICA. Based on hands-on projects dealing with contemporary
MATH539. SURVIVAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
topics such as number theory, discrete mathematics, complex analysis,
(I) Basic theory and practice of survival analysis. Topics include survival
special functions, classical and quantum mechanics, relativity, dynamical
and hazard functions, censoring and truncation, parametric and non-
systems, chaos and fractals, solitons, wavelets, chemical reactions,
parametric inference, the proportional hazards model, model diagnostics.
population dynamics, pollution models, electrical circuits, signal
Prerequisite: MATH335 or MATH535 or consent of instructor.
processing, optimization, control theory, and industrial mathematics. The
MATH540. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
course is designed for graduate students and scientists interested in
(I) This course is designed to facilitate students? learning of parallel
modeling and using symbolic software as a programming language and a
programming techniques to efficiently simulate various complex
research tool. It is taught in a computer laboratory. Prerequisites: Senior
processes modeled by mathematical equations using multiple and multi-
undergraduates need consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
core processors. Emphasis will be placed on the implementation of
hours.
various scientific computing algorithms in FORTRAN/C/C++ using MPI
MATH557. INTEGRAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
and OpenMP. Prerequisite: MATH407, CSCI407, or consent of instructor.
(I) This is an introductory course on the theory and applications of integral
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
equations. Abel, Fredholm and Volterra equations. Fredholm theory:
MATH542. SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
small kernels, separable kernels, iteration, connections with linear
(I) Advanced study of simulation techniques, random number, and variate
algebra and Sturm-Liouville problems. Applications to boundary-value
generation. Monte Carlo techniques, simulation languages, simulation
problems for Laplace's equation and other partial differential equations.
experimental design, variance reduction, and other methods of increasing
Prerequisite: MATH332 or MATH342, and MATH455.
efficiency, practice on actual problems. Prerequisite: CSCI262 (or
MATH574. THEORY OF CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
equivalent), MATH323 (or MATH530 or equivalent), or permission of
Students will draw upon current research results to design, implement
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and analyze their own computer security or other related cryptography
MATH544. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
projects. The requisite mathematical background, including relevant
This is an advanced computer graphics course in which students will
aspects of number theory and mathematical statistics, will be covered
learn a variety of mathematical and algorithmic techniques that can
in lecture. Students will be expected to review current literature from
be used to solve fundamental problems in computer graphics. Topics
prominent researchers in cryptography and to present their findings
include global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
to the class. Particular focus will be given to the application of various
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
techniques to real-life situations. The course will also cover the following
Students will learn about modern rendering and geometric modeling
aspects of cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric encryption,
techniques by reading and discussing research papers and implementing
computational number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete
one or more of the algorithms described in the literature.
log systems, SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random
MATH547. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
sequences, message authentication, digital signatures, key distribution
Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual images
and key management, and block ciphers. Prerequisites: CSCI262 plus
which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
undergraduate-level knowledge of statistics and discrete mathematics. 3
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
course is on techniques applicable to spatial data such as scalar, vector
MATH582. STATISTICS PRACTICUM. 3.0 Hours.
and tensor fields. Topics include volume rendering, texture based
(II) This is the capstone course in the Statistics Option. The main
methods for vector and tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector
objective is to apply statistical knowledge and skills to a data analysis
field topology. Students will learn about modern visualization techniques
problem, which will vary by semester. Students will gain experience in
by reading and discussing research papers and implementing one of the
problem-solving; working in a team; presentation skills (both orally and
algorithms described in the literature.
written); and thinking independently. Prerequisites: MATH 323 or 530 and
MATH 424 or 531. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.

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MATH589. APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS TEACHING
MATH693. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies and issues
(I) An introduction to teaching issues and techniques within the AMS
in seismic data processing, with emphasis on under lying assumptions,
department. Weekly, discussion-based seminars will cover practical
implications of these assumptions, and implications that would follow from
issues such as lesson planning, grading, and test writing. Issues specific
use of alternative assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics
to the AMS core courses will be included. 1 hour lecture; 1.0 semester
for ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Statistics
hour.
estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple suppression,
suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation, imaging and inversion,
MATH598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
extraction of stratigraphic and lithologic information, and correlation
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
of surface and borehole seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Consent of instructor. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MATH599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
MATH610. ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0
(I, II, S) GRADUATE THESIS/DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT
Hours.
Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level thesis
(II) Topics from current research in ordinary and/or partial differential
or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the direct
equations; for example, dynamical systems, advanced asymptotic
supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and semester
analysis, nonlinear wave propagation, solitons. Prerequisite: Consent of
hours. Repeatable for credit.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH614. ADVANCED TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS. 3.0
Hours.
(I) Topics from current literature in applied mathematics; for example,
wavelets and their applications, calculus of variations, advanced applied
functional analysis, control theory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH616. INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SEISMIC
INVERSION. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to high frequency inversion techniques. Emphasis on the
application of this theory to produce a reflector map of the earth?s interior
and estimates of changes in earth parameters across those reflectors
from data gathered in response to sources at the surface or in the interior
of the earth. Extensions to elastic media are discussed, as well. Includes
high frequency modeling of the propagation of acoustic and elastic
waves. Prerequisites: partial differential equations, wave equation in the
time or frequency domain, complex function theory, contour integration.
Some knowledge of wave propagation: reflection, refraction, diffraction. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH650. ADVANCED TOPICS IN NUMERICAL ANALYSIS. 3.0
Hours.
(II) Topics from the current literature in numerical analysis and/or
computational mathematics; for example, advanced finite element
method, sparse matrix algorithms, applications of approximation
theory, software for initial value ODE?s, numerical methods for integral
equations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
MATH691. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(I) Presentation of latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and
advanced students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar;
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
MATH692. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(II) Presentation of latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and
advanced students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar;
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12 hours.

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Civil and Environmental
PhD enrollment is expected and leads to the greatest success, although
part-time enrollment may be allowed under special circumstances.
Engineering
Faculty Expertise and General Emphasis Areas:
Department Website - cee.mines.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty have expertise in engineering
Degrees Offered
mechanics, environmental science and engineering, geotechnical
engineering, hydrology, water-resources engineering, structural
• Master of Science (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
engineering, and underground construction and tunneling. These areas
• Doctor of Philosophy (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
also serve as topic areas for coursework and for M.S. thesis or PhD
dissertation research, and are the basis for degree requirements.
• Master of Science (Environmental Engineering Science)
• Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering Science)
Engineering Mechanics: Engineering Mechanics is an interdisciplinary
emphasis area offered with the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Program Description
Engineering mechanics is concerned with the development and
implementation of numerical and analytical procedures to simulate
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers two M.S. and
materials’ expected behaviors. This emphasis area draws upon
Ph.D. graduate degrees - Civil & Environmental Engineering(CEE) and
synergistic teaching and research strengths in the Departments of
Environmental Engineering Science (EES). The Civil and Environmental
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and
Engineering (CEE) degree is designed for students who wish to
offers options to take courses in Materials Science, Mathematics, and
earn a degree to continue the path towards professional engineering
Computer Science. The skills developed in this emphasis area may
registration. Students entering this degree program should have a
be used for a wide range of applications in multiple engineering and
B.S. degree in engineering, or will generally need to take engineering
science disciplines, including (but not limited to) structural mechanics,
prerequisite courses. Within the CEE degree, students complete specified
geomechanics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, hydrology, and physics.
requirements in one of four different emphasis areas: Engineering
Students who pursue this discipline typically complete the requirements
Mechanics (EM), Environmental and Water Engineering, Geotechnical
of the Engineering Mechanics (EM) emphasis area in the CEE degree.
Engineering (GT), and Structural Engineering (SE).
Environmental Engineering and Science: Is the application of
The Environmental Engineering Science (EES) degree does not require
environmental processes in natural and engineered systems. CEE faculty
engineering credentials and has a flexible curriculum that enables
have expertise in water resource engineering, biosystems engineering,
students with a baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, math,
environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, microbial
physics, geology, engineering, and other technical fields, to tailor a
genomics, wastewater treatment, water treatment, bioremediation,
course-work program that best fits their career goals.
mining treatment processes and systems, remediation processes,
The specific requirements for the EES & CEE degrees, as well as for the
biogeochemical reactions in soils, geobiology, membrane processes,
four emphasis areas within the CEE degree, are described in detail under
humanitarian engineering, social aspects of engineering, and energy
the Major tab.
recovery from fluids.
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering Science
Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering is concerned
(EES) has been admitted to the Western Regional Graduate Program
with the engineering properties and behavior of natural and engineered
(WRGP/WICHE), a recognition that designates this curriculum as unique
geomaterials (soils and rocks), as well as the design and construction
within the Western United States. An important benefit of this designation
of foundations, earth dams and levees, retaining walls, embankments,
is that students who are residents from Alaska, Arizona, California,
underground structures and tunnels. Almost all constructed projects
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
require input from geotechnical engineers as most structures are
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are given the tuition
built on, in or of geomaterials. Additionally, mitigation of the impact of
status of Colorado residents.
natural hazards such as earthquakes and landslides, sustainable use
of energy and resources, and reduction of the environmental impacts
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, students may elect
of human activities require geotechnical engineers who have in-depth
the Non-Thesis option, based exclusively upon coursework and project
understanding of how geomaterials respond to loads, and environmental
activities, or the Thesis option, which requires coursework and rigorous
changes. Students who pursue this discipline complete the requirements
research conducted under the guidance of a faculty advisor and M.S.
of the Geotechnical Engineering emphasis area within the Civil &
thesis committee, that is described in a final written thesis that is
Environmental Engineering degree program.
defended in an oral presentation.
Structural Engineering: Is a multidisciplinary subject spanning the
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree requires students to complete a
disciplines of civil engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical
combination of coursework and original research, under the guidance of
engineering, and marine engineering. In all these disciplines, structural
a faculty advisor and doctoral committee, that culminates in a significant
engineers use engineered materials and conduct analyses using
scholarly contribution (e.g., in the form of published journal articles) to a
general principles of structural mechanics, to design structures for civil
specialized field in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Environmental
systems. Designed systems may include bridges, dams, buildings,
Engineering Science. The written dissertation must be defended in an
tunnels, sustainable infrastructure, highways, biomechanical apparatus,
public oral presentation before the advisor and dissertation committee.
sustainable civil engineering materials and numerous other structures
The Ph.D. program may build upon one of the CEE or EES M.S.
and devices. Students who pursue this discipline complete the
programs or a comparable M.S. program at another university. Full-time
requirements of the Structural Engineering (SE) emphasis area within the
Civil & Environmental Engineering Degree program.

52 Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering: Students interested
• College physics: one semester required, two semesters highly
in this area have two options. Students interested in natural-systems
recommended
hydrology, ground-water resources, contaminant transport, and
• College chemistry I & II: two semesters required
hydrochemical processes often choose to earn a degree in “Hydrology”
• College probability & statistics: one semester required
in the interdisciplinary Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE)
• All CEE degree emphasis areas require completion of the general
program (see HSE section of this graduate bulletin). Students interested
science pre-requisites listed above, and also requires statics,
in engineered water systems or water-resources engineering, such
dynamics, and differential equations. In addition, the CEE degree
as water infrastructure, water reclamation and reuse, ground-water
emphasis areas may require specific additional pre-requisites as
remediation, contaminated water bodies, urban hydrology, water-
listed below.
resources management, and fluid mechanics typically choose the CEE
degree - Environmental and Water Engineering Emphasis area. Students
Required Curriculum for Environmental Engineering Science (EES)
who are interested in the chemical, biological and fundamental water
Degree:
science that serves as the foundation for hydrology and water resources
engineering may also elect the EES degree.
The EES curriculum consists of common core and elective courses that
may be focused toward specialized areas of emphasis. The common core
Underground Construction & Tunneling (UC&T): UC&T involves
includes:
the planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of underground
space (caverns, shafts, tunnels) in soil and rock. The main domains for
• CEEN550 (p. 51): Principles of Environmental Chemistry
UC&T include civil infrastructure, e.g., water and wastewater conveyance
• CEEN592: Environmental Law or approved policy / law course
and storage, construction, transportation, and utilities, as well as
• CEEN580: Environmental Fate and Transport
underground facilities for civil, commercial and military use. UC&T is an
• CEEN560 Molecular Microbial Ecology or CEEN562 Applied
interdisciplinary field involving civil, geological and mining engineering
Geomicrobiology or CEEN564 Environmental Toxicology
programs. Students interested in interdisciplinary studies including
soil & rock mechanics, engineering geology and excavation methods
• 3-credit Independent Study (CEEN 599) or a 3 credit hour design
can pursue the M.S. and/or Ph.D. in UC&T (see UC&T section of this
course
graduate bulletin, and the website uct.mines.edu). CEE students may
Students earning an EES degree work with their academic advisor
also take elective courses and pursue research in UC&T yet emphasize
to establish plans of study that best fit their individual interests and
geotechnical and/or structural engineering within the CEE graduate
goals. Each student will develop and submit a plan of study during
degrees.
the first semester of enrollment; this plan must be submitted with the
Combined Degree Program Option
admission to candidacy form. Electives may be chosen freely from
courses offered at CSM and other local universities. Please visit the CEE
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin work on
website for a complete outline of curriculum requirements and options
a M.S. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering or Environmental
(www.cee.mines.edu).
Engineering Science while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for students
Required Curriculum for Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
to use undergraduate coursework as part of their Graduate Degree
Degree:
curriculum. For more information please contact the CEE Office or visit
The CEE curriculum contains four emphasis areas: Environmental and
cee.mines.edu
Water Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Geotechnical
Program Requirements
Engineering, and Structural Engineering. CEE students must complete
the requirements for at least one emphasis area.
General Degree Requirements for CEE and EES degrees:
Core Courses: Each emphasis area has required core courses that apply
M.S. Non-Thesis Option: 30 total credit hours, consisting of coursework
to MS and PhD degrees. These core courses are listed below.
(27 h) and either a three credit hour research based Independent Study
Electives: CEE degree emphasis areas require additional engineering-
(CEEN 599) or a designated design course (3 h) and seminar.
course electives: 12 credits for M.S. thesis option, 15 credits for M.S.
M.S. Thesis Option: 30 total credit hours, consisting of coursework (24 h),
non-thesis option and 18 credits for Ph.D. A variety of engineering
seminar, and research (6 h). Students must also write and orally defend a
courses may be taken for electives in the CEE emphasis areas, including
research thesis.
additional CEEN courses, as well as courses from other departments
on campus. The student’s advisor and committee must approve elective
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting coursework (at least 24 h),
courses.
seminar, and research (at least 24 h). Students must also successfully
complete written and oral qualifying examinations, prepare and present a
Non thesis students must take take at least 21elective credits within the
dissertation proposal, and write and defend a doctoral dissertation. Ph.D.
CEEN prefix.
students are also expected to submit the dissertation work for publication
in scholarly journals.
CEE Degree Emphasis Areas
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Prerequisites for CEE and EES degrees:
Additional Prerequisites Courses: soil mechanics, structural theory/
• Baccalaureate degree: required, preferably in a science or
structural analysis
engineering discipline
• College calculus I & II: two semesters required

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Geotechnical Core Courses: Students are required to successfully
EM Core Courses: Four core courses (12 credits), each one selected
complete four courses (12 credit hours) from the following core course list
from each one of the following four topical areas, plus CEEN 590 Civil
plus CEEN 590 Civil Engineering seminar.
Engineering seminar:
CEEN510
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
1. Mechanics of Solid Materials
CEEN511
UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
2. Mechanics of Fluid or Multiphase Materials
CEEN512
SOIL BEHAVIOR
3.0
3. Numerical and Computational Methods
CEEN514
SOIL DYNAMICS
3.0
4. Analytical Applied Mathematical Methods
CEEN515
HILLSLOPE HYDROLOGY AND STABILITY
3.0
Topical Area: Mechanics of Solid Materials
CEEN520
EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES / SUPPORT
3.0
OF EXCAVATIONS (*)
MLGN501
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
CEEN523
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF TUNNELS IN SOFT 3.0
MLGN505
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
GROUND (*)
MEGN510
SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (*)
3.0
MEGN511
FATIGUE AND FRACTURE
3.0
* Design Course
MEGN512
ADVANCED ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER ENGINEERING
CEEN512
SOIL BEHAVIOR
3.0
Additional Prerequisites Courses: fluid mechanics.
CEEN530
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (*)
3.0
CEEN541
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
Environmental & Water Engineering Core Courses: Students are required
STRUCTURES II (*)
to successfully complete one course as specified in each of the following
CEEN542
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (*)
3.0
areas plus CEEN 596 Environmental Seminar:
CEEN543
CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN BASED ON THE
3.0
Chemistry: CEEN550 Principles of Env Chemistry
AASHTO LRFD SPECIFICATIONS (*)
Physical Transport: CEEN580 Env Pollution
*Design Course
Bio Processes: CEEN560 Molecular Microbial Ecology or CEEN562
Topical Area: Mechanics of Fluids and Multiphase Materials
Geomicrobial Systems or CEEN564 Env Toxicology
MEGN520
BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS
3.0
Systems Design: CEEN570 Treatment of Waters & Waste * or
MEGN521
INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
3.0
CEEN471 Water & Wastewater Treatment Systems*
METHODS (DEMS)
MEGN593
ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION (*)
3.0
*Design Course
CEEN505
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
CEEN506
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
Additional Prerequisites Courses: soil mechanics, structural theory /
CEEN582
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
structural analysis.
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (*)
Structural Engineering Core Courses: Three courses from the following, 9
*Design Course
credits total including at least 3 credits of design course, plus CEEN 590
Topical Area: Numerical and Computational Methods
Civil Engineering seminar.
MEGN552
VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
3.0
CEEN506
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
MEGN553
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
CEEN530
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.0
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND
CEEN531
STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
3.0
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
CEEN540
ADVANCED DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
(*)
ENGINEERING
CEEN541
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
CEEN510
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (*)
3.0
STRUCTURES II (*)
CEEN511
UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
CEEN542
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (*)
3.0
CEEN514
SOIL DYNAMICS (*)
3.0
CEEN543
CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN BASED ON THE
3.0
CEEN515
HILLSLOPE HYDROLOGY AND STABILITY (*)
3.0
AASHTO LRFD SPECIFICATIONS (*)
CEEN584
SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
3.0
* Design Course
CEEN611
MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
3.0
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
*Design Course
Additional Prerequisites Courses: Mechanics of materials, fluid
Topical Area: Analytical Applied Mathematical Methods
mechanics

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MATH514
APPLIED MATHEMATICS I
3.0
Teaching Assistant Professor
MATH515
APPLIED MATHEMATICS II
3.0
Lauren Cooper
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3.0
Adjunct Faculty
Department Head
Sidney Innerebner
John E. McCray
Hongyan Liu
Professors
Paul B. Queneau
D.V. Griffiths
Patrick Ryan
Marte Gutierrez, James R. Paden Distinguished Chair
Daniel T. Teitelbaum
Tissa Illangasekare, AMAX Distinguished Chair
Research Assistant Professors
John E. McCray
Mengistu Geza
Michael Mooney, Grewcock Distinguished Chair
Lee Landkamer
Robert L. Siegrist, University Emeritus Professor
Dong Li
John R. Spear
Courses
Associate Professors
CEEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
Tzahi Y. Cath
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of
commonly encountered problems of engineering analysis. Structural/solid
Ronald R.H. Cohen
analysis of elastic materials (linear simultaneous equations); vibrations
(roots of nonlinear equations, initial value problems); natural frequency
Linda A. Figueroa
and beam buckling (eigenvalue problems); interpretation of experimental
Christopher Higgins
data (curve fitting and differentiation); summation of pressure distributions
(integration); beam deflections (boundary value problems). All course
Panos Kiousis
participants will receive source code of all the numerical methods
programs published in the course textbook which is coauthored by the
Terri Hogue
instructor. Prerequisite: MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Junko Munakata Marr
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN506. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
Kamini Singha, (Joint appointment with Geology & Geological
(II) A course combining finite element theory with practical programming
Engineering)
experience in which the multidisciplinary nature of the finite element
method as a numerical technique for solving differential equations is
Ray Zhang
emphasized. Topics covered include simple ?structural? elements,
Assistant Professors
beams on elastic foundations, solid elasticity, steady state analysis and
transient analysis. Some of the applications will lie in the general area
Shiling Pei
of geomechanics, reflecting the research interests of the instructor.
Students get a copy of all the source code published in the course
Jonathan O. Sharp
textbook. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Kathleen Smits
semester hours.
CEEN510. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
Judith Wang
Advanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
Teaching Professors
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will include
seepage, consolidation, shear strength, failure criteria and constitutive
Joseph Crocker
models for soil. The course will have an emphasis on numerical solution
techniques to geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite
Candace Sulzbach
differences. Prerequisites: A first course in soil mechanics or consent of
Teaching Associate Professors
instructor. 3 Lecture Hours, 3 semester hours. Fall even years.
Andres Guerra
Susan Reynolds
Alexandra Wayllace

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CEEN511. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN523. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF TUNNELS IN SOFT GROUND.
The focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated soils. It
3.0 Hours.
provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials in partially saturated
(I) Analysis and design of new and existing water, wastewater,
soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed water in partially saturated soils,
transportation and utility tunnels in soft ground conditions (soil).
phase properties and relations, stress state variables, measurements of
Addresses geotechnical site characterization, selection of design
soil water suction, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
parameters, and stability and deformation analysis of ground, utilities
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress principle, and
and overlying structures. Includes design of lining and ground support
measurement of volume changes in partially saturated soils. The course
systems according to ASD (allowable stress design) and LRFD (load
is designed for seniors and graduate students in various branches of
resistance factor design) approaches, and design of ground improvement
engineering and geology that are concerned with unsaturated soil?s
schemes and instrumentation/monitoring approaches to mitigate risk.
hydrologic and mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: CEEN312 or consent
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring even years.
course (i.e., similar to CEEN312) or instructor consent. 3 hours lecture
and discussion; 3 semester hours.
CEEN512. SOIL BEHAVIOR. 3.0 Hours.
(I) The focus of this course is on interrelationships among the
CEEN530. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
composition, fabric, and geotechnical and hydrologic properties of soils
(I) Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Nonprismatic
that consist partly or wholly of clay. The course will be divided into two
structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Structural
parts. The first part provides an introduction to the composition and
optimization. Computer Methods. Structures with nonlinear materials.
fabric of natural soils, their surface and pore-fluid chemistry, and the
Internal force redistribution for statically indeterminate structures.
physico-chemical factors that govern soil behavior. The second part
Graduate credit requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
examines what is known about how these fundamental characteristics
CEEN314. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
and factors affect geotechnical properties, including the hydrologic
CEEN531. STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
properties that govern the conduction of pore fluid and pore fluid
An introduction to the dynamics and earthquake engineering of structures
constituents, and the geomechanical properties that govern volume
is provided. Subjects include the analysis of linear and nonlinear single-
change, shear deformation, and shear strength. The course is designed
degree and multi-degree of freedom structural dynamics. The link
for graduate students in various branches of engineering and geology
between structural dynamics and code-based analysis and designs of
that are concerned with the engineering and hydrologic behavior of earth
structures under earthquake loads is presented. he focus applicaitons of
systems, including geotechnical engineering, geological engineering,
the course include single story and multi-story buildings, and other types
environmental engineering, mining engineering, and petroleum
of sructures that under major earthquake may respond in the inelastic
engineering. Prerequisites: CEEN361 Soil Mechanics or consent of
range. Prerequisites: CEEN314 Structural Theory or consent of the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 semester hours.
CEEN514. SOIL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN540. ADVANCED DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Dynamic phenomena in geotechnical engineering, e.g., earthquakes,
The course extends the coverage of steel design to include the topics:
pile and foundation vibrations, traffic, construction vibrations; behavior
slender columns, beam-columns, frame behavior, bracing systems and
of soils under dynamic loading, e.g., small, medium and large strain
connections, stability, moment resisting connections, composite design,
behavior, soil liquefaction; wave propagation through soil and rock;
bolted and welded connections under eccentric loads and tension, and
laboratory and field techniques to assess dynamic soil properties;
semi-rigid connections. Prerequisite: CEEN443 or equivalent. 3 hours
analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations subjected to
lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring even years.
dynamic loading; analysis of construction vibrations. Prerequisites:
CEEN312, MEGN315, CEEN415 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
CEEN541. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES II.
3 semester hours.
3.0 Hours.
Advanced problems in the analysis and design of concrete structures,
CEEN515. HILLSLOPE HYDROLOGY AND STABILITY. 3.0 Hours.
design of slender columns; biaxial bending; two-way slabs; strut and
(I) Introduction of shallow landslide occurrence and socio-economic
tie models; lateral and vertical load analysis of multistory buildings;
dynamics. Roles of unsaturated flow and stress in shallow landslides.
introduction to design for seismic forces; use of structural computer
Slope stability analysis based on unsaturated effective stress
programs. Prerequisite: CEEN445. 3 hour lectures, 3 semester hours.
conceptualization. Computer modeling of unsaturated flow and stress
Delivered in the spring of even numbered years.
distributions in hillslope. Prediction of precipitation induced shallow
landslides. Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN542. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
The course develops the theory and design methods required for the
CEEN520. EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES / SUPPORT OF
use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The design of walls,
EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls, and structural systems
(II) Analysis, design, construction and monitoring of earth retaining
are covered for each material. Gravity, wind, snow, and seismic loads
structures and support of excavations used for permanent and temporary
are calculated and utilized for design. Connection design and advanced
support of transportation facilities, bridges, underground structures and
seismic analysis principles are introduced. Prerequisite: CEEN314 or
tunnels, shafts, waterfront structures, earth slopes and embankments.
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring odd years.
Includes gravity, semi-gravity, cantilevered, anchored, geosynthetic
and ground improvement walls. Addresses fundamental geomechanics
required for analysis and design, ASD (allowable stress design) and
LRFD (load resistance factor design) design techniques, and construction
techniques. Prerequisites: Undergraduate Introduction to Geotechnical
Engineering course (i.e., similar to CEEN312) or instructor consent. 3
hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN543. CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN BASED ON THE AASHTO
CEEN555. LIMNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
LRFD SPECIFICATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
This course covers the natural chemistry, physics, and biology of lakes
This course presents the fundamentals of concrete bridge analysis and
as well as some basic principles concerning contamination of such water
design including conceptual design, superstructure analysis, AASHTO-
bodies. Topics include heat budgets, water circulation and dispersal,
LRFD bridge specifications, flat slab bridge design, and pre-stressed
sedimentation processes, organic compounds and their transformations,
concrete bridge design. The course is presented through the complete
radionuclide limnochronology, redox reactions, metals and other major
design of the superstructure of an example bridges. At the conclusion
ions, the carbon dioxide system, oxygen, nutrients; planktonic, benthic
of the course, students will be able to analyze and design simple, but
and other communities, light in water and lake modeling. Prerequisite:
complete concrete bridge superstructures. Prerequisites: CEEN445,
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Design of Reinforced Concrete Structure. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CEEN556. MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
hours.
The course will cover many of the environmental problems and solutions
CEEN544. STRUCTURAL PRESERVATION OF EXISTING AND
associated with each aspect of mining and ore dressing processes.
HISTORIC BUILDINGS. 3.0 Hours.
Mining is a complicated process that differs according to the type of
(I, II) A broad discussion of historic structural systems in the United
mineral sought. The mining process can be divided into four categories:
States, including stone and brick masonry, terra cotta, timber, cast and
Site Development; Extraction; Processing; Site Closure. Procedures for
wrought iron, early steel, and early concrete. Combines research of
hard rock metals mining; coal mining; underground and surface mining;
historic manuals with contemporary analysis. Introduces nondestructive
and in situ mining will be covered in relation to environmental impacts.
tests for historic structures. Enables prediction of deterioration
Beneficiation, or purification of metals will be discussed, with cyanide
mechanisms and structural deficiencies. Synthesizes structural retrofit
and gold topics emphasized. Site closure will be focused on; stabilization
solutions with preservation philosophy and current building codes.
of slopes; process area cleanup; and protection of surface and ground
Emphasizes the engineer?s role in stewardship of historic buildings.
water. After discussions of the mining and beneficiation processes
Prerequisites: CEEN443 and CEEN445 or Instructor consent. 3 hours
themselves, we will look at conventional and innovative measures to
lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
mitigate or reduce environmental impact.
CEEN550. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0
CEEN558. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP OF NUCLEAR
Hours.
RESOURCES. 3.0 Hours.
This course provides an introduction to chemical equilibria in natural
The stewardship of nuclear resources spans the entire nuclear fuel
waters and engineered systems. Topics covered include chemical
cycle, which includes mining and milling through chemical processing on
thermodynamics and kinetics, acid/base chemistry, open and closed
the front end of the materials life cycle. On the back end, stewardship
carbonate systems, precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry,
continues from materials removal from the power plant during re-
adsorption and redox reactions. Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3
fueling or facility decommissioning, through storage, recycling and
semester hours.
disposal, as well as the management of activated or contaminated
materials generated during facility decommissioning. Each stage in
CEEN551. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
the fuel cycle has a different risk of public exposure through different
A study of the chemical and physical interactions which determine
pathways and the presence of different isotopes. These risks are an
the fate, transport and interactions of organic chemicals in aquatic
integral part in considering the long-term efficacy of nuclear as an energy
systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of anthropogenic
alternative. Furthermore, nuclear energy has long been vilified in public
organic contaminants. Prerequisites: A course in organic chemistry and
opinion forums via emotional responses. Stewardship extends beyond
CHGN503, Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent of
quantification of risks to the incorporation and communication of these
instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
risks and the associated facts regarding nuclear power to the public at
CEEN552. CHEMISTRY OF THE SOIL / WATER INTERFACE. 3.0
large. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
The fate of many elements in the soil/water environment is regulated by
CEEN560. MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND THE
sorption reactions. The content of this course focuses on the physical
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
chemistry of reactions occurring at the soil-particle/water interface. The
This course explores the diversity of microbiota in a few of the countless
emphasis is on the use of surface complexation models to interpret
environments of our planet. Topics include microbial ecology (from
solute sorption at the particle/water interface. Prerequisites: CEEN550 or
a molecular perspective), microbial metabolism, pathogens, extreme
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
environments, engineered systems, oxidation / reduction of metals,
CEEN553. ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
bioremediation of both organics and inorganics, microbial diversity,
This course covers the phenomena of radioactivity (e.g., modes of
phylogenetics, analytical tools and bioinformatics. The course has
decay, methods of detection and biological effects) and the use of
an integrated laboratory component for applied molecular microbial
naturally occurring and artificial radionuclides as tracers for environmental
ecology to learn microscopy, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis,
processes. Discussions of tracer applications will range from oceanic
cloning, sequencing, data analysis and bioinformatic applications.
trace element scavenging to contaminant transport through groundwater
Prerequisite: College Biology and/or CHGC562, CHGC563 or equivalent
aquifers. Prerequisites: CEEN 550 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
and enrollment in the ESE graduate program. 3 hours lecture, some field
lecture; 3 semester hours.
trips; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN562. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOMICROBIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN571L. ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT ENGINEERING AND
(II) This course explores the functional activities and biological
WATER REUSE - LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
significance of microorganisms in geological and engineered systems
This course provides hands-on experience using bench- and pilotscale
with a focus on implications to water resources. Topics include:
unit operations and computer exercises using state-ofthe- art software
microorganisms as geochemical agents of change, mechanisms and
packages to design advanced water treatment unit processes.
thermodynamics of microbial respiration, applications of analytical,
Topics include adsorption processes onto powdered and granular
material science and molecular biology tools to the field, and the impact
activated carbon, low-pressure membrane processes (microfiltration,
of microbes on the fate and transport of problematic water pollutants.
ultrafiltration), and highpressure and current-driven membrane processes
Emphasis will be placed on critical analysis and communication of peer-
(nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, and electrodialysis). The course is a
reviewed literature on these topics. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
highly recommended component of CEEN571 and meets 5 - 6 times
semester hours.
during the semester to support the work in CEEN571. Co- or Pre-
requisite: CEEN571 or consent of instructor. 1 semester hour.
CEEN564. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
This course provides an introduction to general concepts of ecology,
CEEN572. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PILOT PLANT
biochemistry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
LABORATORY. 4.0 Hours.
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a variety of
This course provides an introduction to bench and pilot-scale
products and by-products of advanced industrialized societies are toxic.
experimental methods used in environmental engineering. Unit
Classes of substances to be examined include metals, coal, petroleum
operations associated with water and wastewater treatment for real-
products, organic compounds, pesticides, radioactive materials, and
world treatment problems are emphasized, including multi-media
others. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
filtration, oxidation processes, membrane treatment, and disinfection
processes. Investigations typically include: process assessment, design
CEEN565. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
and completion of bench- and pilot-scale experiments, establishment of
This course provides an introduction to assessment of the effects of
analytical methods for process control, data assessment, upscaling and
toxic substances on aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems.
cost estimation, and project report writing. Projects are conducted both at
Topics include general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
CSM and at the City of Golden Water Treatment Pilot Plant Laboratory.
sediment quality guidelines, quantitative structure-activity relationships,
Prerequisites: CEEN550 and CEEN570 or consent of the instructor. 6
single species and community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues,
hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
and career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience with
toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequisite: none. 2.5
CEEN573. RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 1 hour laboratory; 3 semester hours.
Basic principles and practices in reclaiming disturbed lands are
considered in this course, which includes an overview of present legal
CEEN566. MICROBIAL PROCESSES, ANALYSIS AND MODELING.
requirements for reclamation and basic elements of the reclamation
3.0 Hours.
planning process. Reclamation methods, including recontouring, erosion
Microorganisms facilitate the transformation of many organic and
control, soil preparation, plant establishment, seed mixtures, nursery
inorganic constituents. Tools for the quantitative analysis of microbial
stock, and wildlife habitat rehabilitation, will be examined. Practitioners
processes in natural and engineered systems will be presented.
in the field will discuss their experiences. Prerequisite: consent of the
Stoichiometries, energetics, mass balances and kinetic descriptions of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
relevant microbial processes allow the development of models for specific
microbial systems. Simple analytical models and complex models that
CEEN574. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
require computational solutions will be presented. Systems analyzed
Hours.
include suspended growth and attached growth reactors for municipal
This course will examine, using case studies, ways in which industry
and industrial wastewater treatment as well as in-stu bioremediation and
applies engineering principles to minimize waste formation and to meet
bioenergy systems. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
solid waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions
to solid waste environmental problems, especially those associated with
CEEN570. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT. 3.0 Hours.
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisite: CEEN550. 3 hours lecture; 3
Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering are
semester hours.
discussed in this course, including physical, chemical, and biological
treatment processes for water and wastewater. Treatment objectives,
CEEN575. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION. 3.0 Hours.
process theory, and practice are considered in detail. Prerequisites:
This course covers remediation technologies for hazardous waste
Consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
contaminated sites, including site characteristics and conceptual model
development, remedial action screening processes, and technology
CEEN571. ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT ENGINEERING AND
principles and conceptual design. Institutional control, source isolation
WATER REUSE. 3.0 Hours.
and containment, subsurface manipulation, and in situ and ex situ
This course presents issues relating to theory, design, and operation
treatment processes will be covered, including unit operations, coupled
of advanced water and wastewater treatment unit processes and
processes, and complete systems. Case studies will be used and
water reuse systems. Topics include granular activated carbon (GAC),
computerized tools for process selection and design will be employed.
advanced oxidation processes (O3/H2O2), UV disinfection, pressure-
Prerequisite: CEEN550 and CEEN580, or consent of the instructor. 3
driven, current-driven, and osmotic-driven membranes (MF, UF, NF,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
RO, electrodialysis, and forward osmosis), and natural systems such as
riverbank filtration (RBF) and soil-aquifer treatment (SAT). The course
is augmented by CEEN571L offering hands-on experience using bench-
and pilot-scale unit operations. Prerequisite: CEEN470 or CEEN471
or CEEN570 or CEEN572 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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CEEN575L. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION:
CEEN583. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
TREATABILITY TESTING. 1.0 Hour.
This course will cover modeling of water flow and quality in rivers, lakes,
This laboratory module is designed to provide hands-on experience with
and reservoirs. Topics will include introduction to common analytical and
treatability testing to aid selection and design of remediation technologies
numerical methods used in modeling surface water flow, water quality,
for a contaminated site. The course will be comprised of laboratory
modeling of kinetics, discharge of waste water into surface systems,
exercises in Coolbaugh Hall and possibly some field site work near CSM.
sedimentation, growth kinetics, dispersion, and biological changes in
Pre-requisite: CEEN575 or consent of instructor. 2 hours laboratory; 1
lakes and rivers. Prerequisites: CEEN480 or CEEN580 recommended, or
semester hour.
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN576. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND
CEEN584. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT. 3.0 Hours.
PRACTICE. 3.0 Hours.
This course will investigate physical, chemical, and biological processes
The objective of this course is to introduce the principles of pollution
governing the transport and fate of contaminants in the saturated and
prevention, environmentally benign products and processes, and
unsaturated zones of the subsurface. Basic concepts in fluid flow,
manufacturing systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in
groundwater hydraulics, and transport will be introduced and studied. The
pollution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are
theory and development of models to describe these phenomena, based
given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-
on analytical and simple numerical methods, will also be discussed.
making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus
Applications will include prediction of extents of contaminant migration
includes sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
and assessment and design of remediation schemes. Prerequisites:
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution prevention
CEEN580 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plans; technological means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and
CEEN590. CIVIL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
reagents in manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society.
(I) Introduction to contemporary and advanced methods used in
Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging are also
engineering design. Includes, need and problem identification, methods
addressed. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to understand the customer, the market and the competition. Techniques
CEEN580. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
to decompose design problems to identify functions. Ideation methods to
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE. 3.0 Hours.
produce form from function. Design for X topics. Methods for prototyping,
This course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
modeling, testing and evaluation of designs. Embodiment and detailed
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including water, air,
design processes. Prerequisites: EGGN491 and EGGN492, equivalent
sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of contaminants in
senior design project experience or industrial design experience,
the environment are discussed as broad categories, with some specific
graduate standing or consent of the Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
examples from various industries. Attention is focused on the persistence,
semester hours. Taught on demand.
reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
CEEN591. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental models
This course investigates environmental project management and
are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles of
decision making from government, industry, and contractor perspectives.
contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater, and air are also
Emphasis is on (1) economics of project evaluation; (2) cost estimation
introduced. The course provides students with the conceptual basis and
methods; (3) project planning and performance monitoring; (4) and
mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
creation of project teams and organizational/communications structures.
environment. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Extensive use of case studies. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. 3
CEEN581. WATERSHED SYSTEMS MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Basic principles of watershed systems analysis required for water
CEEN592. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Hours.
resources evaluation, watershed-scale water quality issues, and
This is a comprehensive introduction to U.S. Environmental Law, Policy,
watershed-scale pollutant transport problems. The dynamics of
and Practice, especially designed for the professional engineer, scientist,
watershed-scale processes and the human impact on natural systems,
planner, manager, consultant, government regulator, and citizen. It will
and for developing remediation strategies are studied, including terrain
prepare the student to deal with the complex system of laws, regulations,
analysis and surface and subsurface characterization procedures and
court rulings, policies, and programs governing the environment in the
analysis. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture per week; 3 semester hours.
USA. Course coverage includes how our legal system works, sources
CEEN582. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVIRONMENTAL
of environmental law, the major USEPA enforcement programs, state/
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
local matching programs, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),
This is an advanced graduate-level course designed to provide students
air and water pollution (CAA, CWA), EPA risk assessment training,
with hands-on experience in developing, implementing, testing, and using
toxic/hazardous substances laws (RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, TSCA,
mathematical models of environmental systems. The course will examine
LUST, etc.), and a brief introduction to international environmental law.
why models are needed and how they are developed, tested, and used
Prerequisites: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
as decision-making or policy-making tools. Typical problems associated
CEEN593. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND REGULATORY
with environmental systems, such as spatial and temporal scale effects,
COMPLIANCE. 3.0 Hours.
dimensionality, variability, uncertainty, and data insufficiency, will be
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the permit writing
addressed. The development and application of mathematical models will
process, developing information requirements for permit applications,
be illustrated using a theme topic such as Global Climate Change, In Situ
working with ambiguous regulations, negotiating with permit writers,
Bioremediation, or Hydrologic Systems Analysis. Prerequisites: CEEN580
and dealing with public comment. In addition, students will develop an
and knowledge of basic statistics and computer programming. 3 hours
understanding of the process of developing an economic and legally
lecture; 3 semester hours.
defensible regulatory compliance program. Prerequisite: CEEN592 or
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN594. RISK ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN610. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Hours.
This course evaluates the basic principles, methods, uses, and limitations
The course covers an introductory survey of International Environmental
of risk assessment in public and private sector decision making.
Law, including multi-nation treaties, regulations, policies, practices, and
Emphasis is on how risk assessments are made and how they are used
politics governing the global environment. It surveys the key issues of
in policy formation, including discussion of how risk assessments can
sustainable development, natural resources projects, transboundary
be objectively and effectively communicated to decision makers and the
pollution, international trade, hazardous waste, climate change, and
public. Prerequisite: CEEN592 and one semester of statistics or consent
protection of ecosystems, wildlife, and human life. New international
of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
laws are changing the rules for engineers, project managers, scientists,
teachers, businesspersons, and others both in the US and abroad, and
CEEN595. ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. 3.0 Hours.
this course is especially designed to keep professionals fully, globally
Techniques for assessing the impact of mining and other activities
informed and add to their credentials for international work. Prerequisites:
on various components of the ecosystem. Training in the procedures
CEEN592 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of preparing Environmental Impact Statements. Course will include
a review of pertinent laws and acts (i.e. Endangered Species Act,
CEEN611. MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT. 3.0 Hours.
Coordination Act, Clean Air Act, etc.) that deal with environmental
Principles of multiphase and multicomponent flow and transport are
impacts. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, some
applied to contaminant transport in the unsaturated and saturated
field trips; 3 semester hours.
zones. Focus is on immiscible phase, dissolved phase, and vapor phase
transport of low solubility organic contaminants in soils and aquifer
CEEN596. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
materials. Topics discussed include: capillarity, interphase mass transfer,
SEMINAR. 0.0 Hours.
modeling, and remediation technologies. Prerequisites: CEEN550 or
Research presentations covering current research in a variety of
equivalent, CEEN580 or CEEN584 or equivalent, or consent of the
environmental topics.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN597. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Hours.
CEEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CEEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually course is offered only
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CEEN699. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
CEEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
CEEN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
CEEN599AA. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
CEEN599AB. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II, S) GRADUATE THESIS/DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT
Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level thesis
CEEN599AC. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the direct
CEEN599AD. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and semester
CEEN599AE. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
CEEN599AF. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AG. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AH. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AI. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AJ. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AK. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AL. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AM. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AN. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AO. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CEEN599AP. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.

60 Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Electrical Engineering &
manufacturing facilities, regulatory agencies, and consulting engineering
firms.
Computer Science
High Performance Computing research is focused on compiler-based
2014-2015
code and data transformation, memory optimization for both multi-core
and many-core processors, speculative parallelization, approximate
Degrees Offered
computation and GPU-based acceleration of Big Data applications (such
as graph processing and machine learning algorithms).
• Master of Science (Computer Science)
Human-Centered Robotics is an interdisciplinary area that bridges
• Master of Science (Electrical Engineering)
research and application of methodology from robotics, machine vision,
• Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
machine learning, human-computer interaction, human factors, and
• Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical Engineering)
cognitive science. Students will learn about fundamental research in
human-centered robotics, as well as develop computational models for
Program Overview
robotic perception, internal representation, robotic learning, human-robot
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS)
interaction, and robot cognition for decision making.
offers the degrees Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in
Information and Systems Sciences is an interdisciplinary research
Computer Science and the degrees Master of Science and Doctor of
area that encompasses the fields of control systems, communications,
Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. These degree programs demand
signal and image processing, compressive sensing, robotics, and
academic rigor and depth yet also address real-world problems.
mechatronics. Focus areas include intelligent and learning control
The Department also supports graduate degrees in Mathematical and
systems, fault detection and system identification, computer vision and
Computer Sciences (computer science option) and Engineering (electrical
pattern recognition, sensor development, mobile manipulation and
specialty), but these degrees have been retired. For details on these
autonomous systems. Applications can be found in renewable energy
programs, please see the 2011-2012 CSM Graduate Bulletin. Students
and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control networks,
admitted to the Mathematical and Computer Sciences (computer science
bio-engineering, intelligent structures, and geosystems.
option) or Engineering (electrical specialty) graduate programs for the
Machine Learning includes research in developing mathematical
2012-2013 academic year may opt to change their program of study to
foundations and algorithm design needed for computers to learn. Focus
EE or CS as appropriate with their background and complete the degree
areas include fundamental research in machine learning and numerical
requirements for the selected degree.
methods, as well as developing novel algorithms for bioinformatics, data
The EECS department has nine areas of research activity that stem
mining, computer vision, biomedical image analysis, parallel computing,
from the core fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:
natural language processing, and data privacy.
(1) Antennas and Wireless Communications, (2) Applied Algorithms
Networking research includes mobile networks, sensor networks,
and Data Structures, (3) Education (4) Energy Systems and Power
pervasive computing, and wireless networking. Focus areas include
Electronics, (5) High Performance Computing, (6) Human-Centered
credible network simulation, cyber-physical systems, game theoretic
Robotics, (7) Information and Systems Sciences, (8) Machine Learning,
algorithm design, middleware, and mobile social applications.
and (9) Networking. Additionally, students may study areas such as
Interdisciplinary research also exists, mainly in the use of wireless sensor
Embedded Systems and/or Robotics, which include elements from both
networks for environmental monitoring and development of energy
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering disciplines. In many cases,
efficient buildings.
individual research projects encompass more than one research area.
Program Details
Antennas and Wireless Communications research areas include
electromagnetics, antennas, microwave, and wireless communications.
The EECS Department offers the degrees Master of Science and Doctor
Applications address current academic, industry, and society needs.
of Philosophy in Computer Science and the degrees Master of Science
Examples include the design of antennas, antenna arrays, and
and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. The master's program
microwave RF devices for communication and sensing applications.
is designed to prepare candidates for careers in industry or government
or for further study at the Ph.D. level; both thesis and non-thesis options
Applied Algorithms and Data Structures is an interdisciplinary
are available. The Ph.D. degree program is sufficiently flexible to prepare
research area that is applied to areas such as VLSI design automation,
candidates for careers in industry, government, or academia. See the
cheminformatics, computational materials, and cyber-physical systems.
information that follows for full details on these four degrees.
Education research includes areas within STEM education and K-12
Combined Program: The EECS Department also offers combined BS/MS
education.
degree programs. These programs offer an expedited graduate school
Energy Systems and Power Electronics is focused on both
application process and allow students to begin graduate coursework
fundamental and applied research in the interrelated fields of
while still finishing their undergraduate degree requirements. This
conventional electric power systems and electric machinery, renewable
program is described in the undergraduate catalog and is in place for
energy and distributed generation, energy economics and policy
both Computer Science and Electrical Engineering students. The Physics
issues, power quality, power electronics and drives. The overall scope
combined program also offers a track in Electrical Engineering. Details
of research encompasses a broad spectrum of electrical energy
on this program can be found in the CSM Undergraduate Bulletin,
applications including investor-owned utilities, rural electric associations,
and course schedules for this program can be obtained in the Physics
Department.

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Prerequisites
400-level Courses: As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, students
may apply toward graduate degree requirements a maximum of nine (9.0)
Requirements for Admission to CS: The minimum requirements for
semester hours of department-approved 400-level course work.
admission to the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science are:
Advisor and Thesis Committee: Students must have an Advisor from the
• Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an
EECS faculty to direct and monitor their academic plan, research, and
accredited institution with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a
independent studies. Advisors must be full-time permanent members of
4.0 scale.
the faculty. In this context, full-time permanent members of the faculty
• Students are expected to have completed two semesters of
are those that hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant
calculus, along with courses in object-oriented programming and
professor, research professor, associate research professor or assistant
data structures, and upper level courses in at least three of the
research professor. Upon approval by the Graduate Dean, adjunct
following areas: software engineering, numerical analysis, computer
faculty, teaching faculty, visiting professors, emeritus professors and off-
architecture, principles of programming languages, analysis of
campus representatives may be designated additional co-advisors. A list
algorithms, and operating systems.
of EECS faculty by rank is available in the faculty section (p.
) of the
• Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative section) score of 151 or
bulletin.
higher (or 650 on the old scale). Applicants who have graduated with
Master of Science (thesis option) students in both EE and CS must have
an engineering degree from CSM within the past five years are not
at least three members on their Thesis Committee; the Advisor and one
required to submit GRE scores.
other member must be permanent faculty in the EECS Department.
• TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 for the paper-based test or 213
CS Ph.D. Thesis Committees must have at least four members; the
for the computer-based test) for applicants whose native language
Advisor/co-advisor and two additional members must be permanent
is not English. In lieu of a TOEFL score, and IELTS score of 6.5 or
faculty in the EECS Department, and one member must be outside the
higher will be accepted.
departmental faculty and serving as chair of the committee. EE Ph.D.
• For the Ph.D. program, prior research experience is desired but not
Thesis Committees must have at least five members; the Advisor and two
required.
additional members must be permanent faculty in the EECS Department,
and one member must be outside of the departmental faculty and serving
Requirements for Admission to EE: The minimum requirements for
as chair of the committee. Students who choose to have a minor program
admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering are:
must select a representative from the minor area of study to serve on the
• A baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, a physical
Thesis Committee.
science, or math with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0
Admission to Candidacy: All students must complete the Degree
scale.
Audit and Admission to Candidacy form (https://inside.mines.edu/GS-
• Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative section) score of 151 or
Application-for-Admission-to-Candidacy) no later than the semester prior
higher (or 650 on the old scale). Applicants who have graduated with
to intended graduation. Full-time students seeking reduced registration
an engineering degree from CSM within the past five years are not
must be eligible for reduced registration (p. 19) and submit the Degree
required to submit GRE scores.
Audit and Admission to Candidacy form the semester prior to requested
• TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 for the paper-based test or 213
reduced registration. Additionally, Ph.D. students must complete
for the computer-based test) for applicants whose native language
additional requirements outlined below.
is not English. In lieu of a TOEFL score, and IELTS score of 6.5 or
higher will be accepted.
Time Limit: As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, a candidate for a
Masters degree must complete all requirements for the degree within five
• For the Ph.D. program, prior research experience is desired but not
years of the date of admission into the degree program. A candidate for a
required.
doctoral degree must complete all requirements for the degree within nine
Admitted Students: The EECS Department Graduate Committee may
years of the date of admission into the degree program.
require that an admitted student take undergraduate remedial coursework
to overcome technical deficiencies. The committee will decide whether to
Program Requirements
recommend regular or provisional admission.
Master of Science - Computer Science
Transfer Courses: Graduate level courses taken at other universities
The M.S. degree in Computer Science (Thesis or Non-Thesis option)
for which a grade equivalent to a "B" or better was received will be
requires 36 credit hours. Requirements for the thesis M.S. are 24 hours
considered for transfer credit with approval of the Advisor and/or Thesis
of coursework plus 12 hours of thesis credit leading to an acceptable
Committee, and EECS Department Head, as appropriate. Transfer
Master's thesis; thesis students are encouraged to find a thesis advisor
credits must not have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree.
and form a Thesis Committee by the end of the first year. The non-thesis
For the M.S. degree, no more than 9 credits may transfer. For the Ph.D.
option consists of two tracks: a Project Track and a Coursework Track.
degree, up to 24 credit hours may be transferred. In lieu of transfer credit
Requirements for the Project Track are 30 hours of coursework plus
for individual courses, students who enter the Ph.D. program with a
6 hours of project credit; requirements for the Coursework Track are
thesis-based master's degree from another institution may transfer up to
36 hours of coursework. The following four core courses are required
36 hours in recognition of the course work and research completed for
of all students. Students may choose elective courses from any CSCI
that degree.
graduate course offered by the Department, as long as at least two
chosen courses are project-oriented courses (see the following list).
In addition, up to 6 credits of elective courses may be taken outside of

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CSCI. Lastly, a maximum of 6 Independent Study course units can be
• taken at least four CSCI 500-level courses at CSM (only one
used to fulfill degree requirements.
CSCI599 is allowed), and
• maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all CSCI 500-level courses
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
taken.
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
CSCI561
THEORY OF COMPUTATION
3.0
The Ph.D. Qualifying Exam is offered once a semester. Each Ph.D.
Qualifying Exam comprises TWO research areas, chosen by the student.
CSCI564
ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
3.0
The exam consists of the following steps:
And two project-oriented courses:
Step 1. A student indicates intention to take the CS Ph.D. Qualifying
Exam by choosing two research interest areas from the following list:
CSCI544
ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
3.0
algorithms, education, high-performance computing, human-centered
CSCI547
SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION
3.0
robotics, image processing, machine learning, and networks. This
CSCI562
APPLIED ALGORITHMS AND DATA
3.0
list is subject to change, depending on the current faculty research
STRUCTURES
profile. Students must inform the EECS Graduate Committee Chair of
CSCI563
PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND 3.0
their intention to take the exam no later than the first class day of the
ENGINEERS
semester.
CSCI565
DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS
3.0
Step 2. The Graduate Committee Chair creates an exam committee of (at
CSCI568
DATA MINING
3.0
least) four appropriate faculty. The exam committee assigns the student
CSCI572
COMPUTER NETWORKS II
3.0
deliverables for both research areas chosen. The deliverables will be
CSCI576
WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEMS
3.0
some combination from the following list:
CSCI580
ADVANCED HIGH PERFORMACE COMPUTING 3.0
• read a set of technical papers, make a presentation, and answer
CSCI586
FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING
3.0
questions;
M.S. Project Track: Students are required to take 6 credits of CSCI704
• complete a hands-on activity (e.g., develop research software) and
to fulfill the MS project requirement. (It is recommended that the 6 credits
write a report;
consist of two consecutive semesters of 3 credits each.) At most 6 hours
• complete a set of take-home problems;
of CSCI704 will be counted toward the Masters non-thesis degree.
• write a literature survey (i.e., track down references, separate
Deliverables include a report and a presentation to a committee of two
relevant from irrelevant papers); and
EECS faculty including the Advisor (at least one committee member must
• read a set of papers on research skills (e.g., ethics, reviewing) and
be a CS faculty member). Deliverables must be successfully completed
answer questions.
in the last semester in which the student registers for CSCI704. A student
must receive two "pass" votes (i.e., a unanimous vote) to satisfy the
Step 3. The student must complete all deliverables no later than the
project option.
Monday of Dead Week.
M.S. Thesis Defense: At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option), the
Step 4. Each member of the exam committee makes a recommendation
student will be required to make a formal presentation and defense of
on the deliverables from the following list: strongly support, support,
her/his thesis research. A student must “pass” this defense to earn an
and do not support.To pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam, the student
M.S. degree
must have at least TWO "strongly supports" and no more than ONE "do
not support". The student is informed of the decision no later than the
Doctor of Philosophy - Computer Science
Monday after finals week. A student can only fail the exam one time.
The Ph.D. degree in Computer Science requires 72 credit hours of course
If a second failure occurs, the student has unsatisfactory academic
work and research credits. Required course work provides a strong
performance that results in an immediate, mandatory dismissal of the
background in computer science. A course of study leading to the Ph.D.
graduate student from the Ph.D. program.
degree can be designed either for the student who has completed the
master's degree or for the student who has completed the bachelor's
Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: After passing the Qualifying Examination, the
degree. The following five courses are required of all students. Students
Ph.D. student is allowed up to 18 months to prepare a written Thesis
who have taken equivalent courses at another institution may satisfy
Proposal and present it formally to the student’s Thesis Committee and
these requirements by transfer.
other interested faculty.
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Admission to Candidacy: In addition to the Graduate School
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
requirements, full-time Ph.D. students must complete the following
requirements within two calendar years of enrolling in the Ph.D. program.
CSCI561
THEORY OF COMPUTATION
3.0
CSCI564
ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
3.0
• Have a Thesis Committee appointment form on file in the Graduate
SYGN502
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH ETHICS
1.0
Office:
• Have passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam demonstrating adequate
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination: Students desiring to take the Ph.D.
preparation for, and satisfactory ability to conduct doctoral research.
Qualifying Exam must have:
Ph.D. Thesis Defense: At the conclusion of the student’s Ph.D. program,
• (if required by your advisor) taken SYGN 501 The Art of Science
the student will be required to make a formal presentation and defense
(previously or concurrently),

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of her/his thesis research. A student must “pass” this defense to earn a
for classes and to select a permanent Advisor as soon as possible. The
Ph.D. degree.
following set of courses is required of all students.
Master of Science – Electrical Engineering
EENG707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
24.0
The M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Thesis or Non-Thesis Option)
RESEARCH CREDIT
requires 30 credit hours. Requirements for the thesis M.S. are 24
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (AWC track)
12.0
hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis research. The non-thesis
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ESPE track)
6.0
option requires 30 hours of coursework. A maximum of 6 Independent
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ISS track)
12.0
Study course units can be used to fulfill degree requirements. There
are three tracks in Electrical Engineering: (1) Antennas and Wireless
EE Technical Electives Technical Electives must be approved by Thesis Committee
Communications (AWC), (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (AWC track)
24.0
(EPSE), and (3) Information and Systems Sciences (ISS). Students are
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ESPE track)
30.0
encouraged to decide between tracks before pursuing an advanced
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ISS track)
24.0
degree. Students are also encouraged to speak to their Advisor and/or
a member of the EE faculty before registering for classes and to select a
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination: Students wishing to enroll in the Electrical
permanent Advisor as soon as possible. The following set of courses is
Engineering Ph.D. program will be required to pass a Qualifying Exam.
required of all students.
Normally, full-time Ph.D. candidates will take the Qualifying Exam in
M.S. Thesis - Electrical Engineering
their first year, but it must be taken within four semesters of entering
the program. Part-time candidates will normally be expected to take
EENG707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
6.0
the Qualifying Exam within no more than six semesters of entering the
RESEARCH CREDIT
program.
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (AWC track)
12.0
The purpose of the Qualifying Exam is to assess some of the attributes
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ESPE track)
6.0
expected of a successful Ph.D. student, including:
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ISS track)
12.0
• To determine the student's ability to review, synthesize and apply
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Technical Electives must be approved by Thesis
fundamental concepts.
Committee
• To determine the creative and technical potential of the student to
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (AWC track)
12.0
solve open-ended and challenging problems.
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ESPE track)
18.0
• To determine the student's technical communication skills.
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ISS track)
12.0
The Qualifying Examination includes both written and oral sections.
M.S. Thesis Defense: At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option), the
The written section is based on material from the EECS Department’s
student will be required to make a formal presentation and defense of
undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree. The oral part of the exam
her/his thesis research.
covers one or more papers from the literature chosen by the student
and the student's Advisor. The student's Advisor and two additional
M.S. Non-Thesis - Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering faculty members (typically from the student's
Thesis Committee representing their track) administer the oral exam.
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (AWC track)
12.0
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ESPE track)
6.0
Ph.D. Qualifying exams will be held each spring semester. In the event
of a student failing the Qualifying exam, she/he will be given one further
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ISS track)
12.0
opportunity to pass the exam in the following spring semester. If a second
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Technical Electives must be approved by Advisor
failure occurs, the student has unsatisfactory academic performance that
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (AWC track)
12.0
results in an immediate, mandatory dismissal of the graduate student
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ESPE track)
18.0
from the Ph.D. program.
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ISS track)
12.0
Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: After passing the Qualifying Examination, the
EE Electives (all tracks) Must be taught by an approved faculty member in EE
6.0
Ph.D. student is allowed up to 18 months to prepare a written Thesis
Proposal and present it formally to the student’s graduate committee and
Doctor of Philosophy – Electrical Engineering
other interested faculty.
The Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering requires 72 credit hours
of course work and research credits. A minimum of 36 credit hours of
Admission to Candidacy: In addition to the Graduate School
course work and a minimum of 24 credit hours of research is required.
requirements, full-time students must complete the following
The remaining 12 credit hours required can be earned through research
requirements within two calendar years of enrolling in the Ph.D. program.
or coursework and students should consult with their Advisor and/or
• Have a Thesis Committee appointment form on file in the Graduate
Thesis Committee. There are three tracks in Electrical Engineering: (1)
Office:
Antennas and Wireless Communications (AWC), (2) Energy Systems and
Power Electronics (ESPE), and (3) Information and Systems Sciences
• Have passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam demonstrating adequate
(ISS). Students are encouraged to decide between tracks before
preparation for, and satisfactory ability to conduct doctoral research.
pursuing an advanced degree. Students are also encouraged to speak
to their Advisor and/or a member of the EE faculty before registering

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Ph.D. Thesis Defense: At the conclusion of the student’s Ph.D. program,
EENG617
INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS
3.0
the student will be required to make a formal presentation and defense of
EENG618
NONLINEAR AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL
3.0
her/his thesis research.
EENG683
COMPUTER METHODS IN ELECTRIC POWER
3.0
Electrical Engineering Courses
SYSTEMS
Required Core: Antennas and Wireless Communications Track
Professors
All students must take 3 the following courses which are scheduled to be
Tracy Camp
approved by the Graduate Counsel for the 2014-15 academic year:
Atef Elsherbeni, Dobelman Chair
Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics
Randy Haupt, Department Head
Computational Electromagnetics
Antennas
Dinesh Mehta
Kevin Moore, College Dean
and choose at least one of the following:
P.K. Sen
EENG513
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
3.0
EENG515
MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SIGNALS AND 3.0
Tyrone Vincent
SYSTEMS
EENG535
RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING
3.0
Associate Professors
Radar Systems (to be approved for 2014-15 academic year)
Qi Han
Required Core: Energy Systems and Power Electronics Track
William Hoff
Choose at least 2 of the following:
Kathryn Johnson
EENG570
ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS
3.0
Marcelo Simoes
EENG580
POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
3.0
Michael Wakin
ENGINEERING
EENG581
POWER SYSTEM OPERATION AND
3.0
Assistant Professors
MANAGEMENT
Salman Mohagheghi
Required Core: Information and Systems Sciences Track
Gongguo Tang
All students must take:
Hua Wang
EENG515
MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SIGNALS AND 3.0
Bo Wu
SYSTEMS
Dejun Yang
and choose at least 3 of the following:
Hao Zhang
EENG509
SPARSE SIGNAL PROCESSING
3.0
EENG510
IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL
3.0
Teaching Professors
PROCESSING
Ravel Ammerman
EENG517
THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
3.0
CONTROL SYSTEMS
Vibhuti Dave
EENG519
ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN
3.0
Cyndi Rader
FILTERING
MATH534
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I
3.0
Jeff Schowalter
MEGN544
ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS,
3.0
DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL
Teaching Associate Professors
Stephanie Claussen
Other EE Courses:
Keith Hellman
EENG512
COMPUTER VISION
3.0
EENG513
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
3.0
Christopher Painter-Wakefield
EENG535
RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING
3.0
Emeritus Associate Professor
MEGN540
MECHATRONICS
3.0
MEGN545
ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL
3.0
Catherine Skokan
EGGN589
DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY
3.0
SYSTEMS

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Courses
CSCI544. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
This is an advanced computer graphics course in which students will
CSCI510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL PROCESSING.
learn a variety of mathematical and algorithmic techniques that can
3.0 Hours.
be used to solve fundamental problems in computer graphics. Topics
(I) This course provides the student with the theoretical background
include global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
to allow them to apply state of the art image and multi-dimensional
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
signal processing techniques. The course teaches students to solve
Students will learn about modern rendering and geometric modeling
practical problems involving the processing of multidimensional data
techniques by reading and discussing research papers and implementing
such as imagery, video sequences, and volumetric data. The types of
one or more of the algorithms described in the literature.
problems students are expected to solve are automated mensuration
from multidimensional data, and the restoration, reconstruction, or
CSCI546. WEB PROGRAMMING II. 3.0 Hours.
compression of multidimensional data. The tools used in solving these
(I) This course covers methods for creating effective and dynamic web
problems include a variety of feature extraction methods, filtering
pages, and using those sites as part of a research agenda related to
techniques, segmentation techniques, and transform methods. Students
Humanitarian Engineering. Students will review current literature from the
will use the techniques covered in this course to solve practical problems
International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), American
in projects. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level knowledge of linear
Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and other sources to develop
algebra, probability and statistics, Fourier transforms, and a programming
a research agenda for the semester. Following a brief survey of web
language. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
programming languages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Flash,
students will design and implement a website to meet their research
CSCI512. COMPUTER VISION. 3.0 Hours.
agenda. The final product will be a research paper which documents the
(II) Computer vision is the process of using computers to acquire images,
students' efforts and research results. Prerequisite: CSCI 262. 3 hours
transform images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
lecture, 3 semester hours.
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and properties of
a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world from its two-dimensional
CSCI547. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
images. We start with an overview of image formation and low level
Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual images
image processing, including feature extraction techniques. We then go
which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
into detail on the theory and techniques for estimating shape, location,
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
motion, and recognizing objects. Applications and case studies will
course is on techniques applicable to spatial data such as scalar, vector
be discussed from scientific image analysis, robotics, machine vision
and tensor fields. Topics include volume rendering, texture based
inspection systems, photogrammetry, multimedia, and human interfaces
methods for vector and tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector
(such as face and gesture recognition). Design ability and hands-on
field topology. Students will learn about modern visualization techniques
projects will be emphasized, using image processing software and
by reading and discussing research papers and implementing one of the
hardware systems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level knowledge of linear
algorithms described in the literature.
algebra, probability and statistics, and a programming language. 3 hours
CSCI561. THEORY OF COMPUTATION. 3.0 Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) An introduction to abstract models of computation and computability
CSCI522. INTRODUCTION TO USABILITY RESEARCH. 3.0 Hours.
theory; including finite automata (finite state machines), pushdown
(I) An introduction to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
automata, and Turing machines. Language models, including formal
Students will review current literature from prominent researchers in
languages, regular expressions, and grammars. Decidability and
HCI and will discuss how the researchers' results may be applied to the
undecidability of computational problems. Prerequisite: CSCI/MATH358.
students' own software design efforts. Topics include usability testing,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ubiquitous computing user experience design, cognitive walkthrough and
CSCI562. APPLIED ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES. 3.0
talk-aloud testing methodologies. Students will work in small teams to
Hours.
develop and evaluate an innovative product or to conduct an extensive
(II) Industry competitiveness in certain areas is often based on the use
usability analysis of an existing product. Project results will be reported
of better algorithms and data structures. The objective of this class is
in a paper formatted for submission to an appropriate conference
to survey some interesting application areas and to understand the
(UbiComp, SIGCSE, CHI, etc.). Prerequisite: CSCI 261 or equivalent. 3
core algorithms and data structures that support these applications.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Application areas could change with each offering of the class, but would
CSCI542. SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
include some of the following: VLSI design automation, computational
(I) Advanced study of computational and mathematical techniques
biology, mobile computing, computer security, data compression, web
for modeling, simulating, and analyzing the performance of various
search engines, geographical information systems. Prerequisite: MATH/
systems. Simulation permits the evaluation of performance prior to
CSCI406, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the implementation of a system; it permits the comparison of various
CSCI563. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND
operational alternatives without perturbing the real system. Topics to
ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
be covered include simulation techniques, random number generation,
(I) Students are taught how to use parallel computing to solve complex
Monte Carlo simulations, discrete and continuous stochastic models,
scientific problems. They learn how to develop parallel programs, how to
and point/interval estimation. Offered every other year. Prerequisite:
analyze their performance, and how to optimize program performance.
CSCI 262 (or equivalent), MATH 323 (or MATH 530 or equivalent), or
The course covers the classification of parallel computers, shared
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
memory versus distributed memory machines, software issues, and
hardware issues in parallel computing. Students write programs for state
of the art high performance supercomputers, which are accessed over
the network. Prerequisite: Programming experience in C, consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CSCI564. ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI575. MACHINE LEARNING. 3.0 Hours.
The objective of this class is to gain a detailed understanding about the
(II) The goal of machine learning research is to build computer systems
options available to a computer architect when designing a computer
that learn from experience and that adapt to their environments.
system along with quantitative justifications for the options. All aspects
Machine learning systems do not have to be programmed by humans
of modern computer architectures including instruction sets, processor
to solve a problem; instead, they essentially program themselves
design, memory system design, storage system design, multiprocessors,
based on examples of how they should behave, or based on trial and
and software approaches will be discussed. Prerequisite: CSCI341, or
error experience trying to solve the problem. This course will focus
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
on the methods that have proven valuable and successful in practical
applications. The course will also contrast the various methods, with
CSCI565. DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
the aim of explaining the situations in which each is most appropriate.
(II) This course discusses concepts, techniques, and issues in developing
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH323, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
distributed systems in large scale networked environment. Topics include
lecture; 3 semester hours.
theory and systems level issues in the design and implementation of
distributed systems. Prerequisites: CSCI 442 or equivalent or permission
CSCI576. WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
of instructor. 3 hours of lecture; 3 semester hours.
With the advances in computational, communication, and sensing
capabilities, large scale sensor-based distributed environments are
CSCI568. DATA MINING. 3.0 Hours.
becoming a reality. Sensor enriched communication and information
(II) This course is an introductory course in data mining. It covers
infrastructures have the potential to revolutionize almost every aspect
fundamentals of data mining theories and techniques. We will discuss
of human life benefitting application domains such as transportation,
association rule mining and its applications, overview of classification
medicine, surveillance, security, defense, science and engineering.
and clustering, data preprocessing, and several applicationspecific data
Such a distributed infrastructure must integrate networking, embedded
mining tasks. We will also discuss practical data mining using a data
systems, distributed computing and data management technologies to
mining software. Project assignments include implementation of existing
ensure seamless access to data dispersed across a hierarchy of storage,
data mining algorithms, data mining with or without data mining software,
communication, and processing units, from sensor devices where data
and study of data mining related research issues. Prerequisite: CSCI262
originates to large databases where the data generated is stored and/
or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or analyzed. Prerequisite: CSCI406, CSCI446, CSCI471, or consent of
CSCI571. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 3.0 Hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the subfield of computer science that
CSCI580. ADVANCED HIGH PERFORMACE COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
studies how to automate tasks for which people currently exhibit superior
This course provides students with knowledge of the fundamental
performance over computers. Historically, AI has studied problems such
concepts of high performance computing as well as hands-on experience
as machine learning, language understanding, game playing, planning,
with the core technology in the field. The objective of this class is
robotics, and machine vision. AI techniques include those for uncertainty
to understand how to achieve high performance on a wide range of
management, automated theorem proving, heuristic search, neural
computational platforms. Topics will include sequential computers
networks, and simulation of expert performance in specialized domains
including memory hierarchies, shared memory computers and multicore,
like medical diagnosis. This course provides an overview of the field of
distributed memory computers, graphical processing units (GPUs), cloud
Artificial Intelligence. Particular attention will be paid to learning the LISP
and grid computing, threads, OpenMP, message passing (MPI), CUDA
language for AI programming. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3
(for GPUs), parallel file systems, and scientific applications. 3 hours
semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI572. COMPUTER NETWORKS II. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI586. FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course covers the network layer, data link layer, and physical
This course provides a comprehensive overview of fault tolerant
layer of communication protocols in depth. Detailed topics include
computing including uniprocessor fault tolerance, distributed fault
routing (unicast, multicast, and broadcast), one hop error detection and
tolerance, failure model, fault detection, checkpoint, message log,
correction, and physical topologies. Other topics include state-of-the-art
algorithm-based fault tolerance, error correction codes, and fault
communications protocols for emerging networks (e.g., ad hoc networks
tolerance in large storage systems. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and sensor networks). Prerequisite: CSCI 471 or equivalent or permission
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI597. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
CSCI574. THEORY OF CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Students will draw upon current research results to design, implement
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and analyze their own computer security or other related cryptography
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
projects. The requisite mathematical background, including relevant
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
aspects of number theory and mathematical statistics, will be covered
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
in lecture. Students will be expected to review current literature from
CSCI599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
prominent researchers in cryptography and to present their findings
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
to the class. Particular focus will be given to the application of various
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
techniques to real-life situations. The course will also cover the following
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
aspects of cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric encryption,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
computational number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
log systems, SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random
sequences, message authentication, digital signatures, key distribution
CSCI691. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
and key management, and block ciphers. Prerequisites: CSCI 262 plus
Presentation of latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and
undergraduate-level knowledge of statistics and discrete mathematics. 3
advanced students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar;
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12 hours.

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CSCI692. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
EENG510. IMAGE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL SIGNAL PROCESSING.
Presentation of latest research results by guest lecturers, staff, and
3.0 Hours.
advanced students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar;
(I) This course provides the student with the theoretical background
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
to allow them to apply state of the art image and multi-dimensional
signal processing techniques. The course teaches students to solve
CSCI693. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
practical problems involving the processing of multidimensional data
Students will probe a range of current methodologies and issues in
such as imagery, video sequences, and volumetric data. The types of
seismic data processing, with emphasis on underlying assumptions,
problems students are expected to solve are automated mensuration
implications of these assumptions, and implications that would follow from
from multidimensional data, and the restoration, reconstruction, or
use of alternative assumptions. Such analysis should provide seed topics
compression of multidimensional data. The tools used in solving these
for ongoing and subsequent research. Topic areas include: Statistics
problems include a variety of feature extraction methods, filtering
estimation and compensation, deconvolution, multiple suppression,
techniques, segmentation techniques, and transform methods. Students
suppression of other noises, wavelet estimation, imaging and inversion,
will use the techniques covered in this course to solve practical problems
extraction of stratigraphic and lithologic information, and correlation
in projects. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level knowledge of linear
of surface and borehole seismic data with well log data. Prerequisite:
algebra, probability and statistics, Fourier transforms, and a programming
Consent of department. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
language. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI700. MASTERS PROJECT CREDITS. 1-6 Hour.
EENG512. COMPUTER VISION. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Project credit hours required for completion of the non-thesis
(II) Computer vision is the process of using computers to acquire images,
Master of Science degree in Computer Science (Project Option). Project
transform images, and extract symbolic descriptions from images. This
under the direct supervision of a faculty advisor. Credit is not transferable
course concentrates on how to recover the structure and properties of
to any 400, 500, or 600 level courses. Repeatable for credit.
a possibly dynamic three-dimensional world from its two-dimensional
CSCI707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT.
images. We start with an overview of image formation and low level
1-15 Hour.
image processing, including feature extraction techniques. We then go
(I, II, S) GRADUATE THESIS/DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT
into detail on the theory and techniques for estimating shape, location,
Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level thesis
motion, and recognizing objects. Applications and case studies will
or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the direct
be discussed from scientific image analysis, robotics, machine vision
supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and semester
inspection systems, photogrammetry, multimedia, and human interfaces
hours. Repeatable for credit.
(such as face and gesture recognition). Design ability and hands-on
EENG504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR - ELECTRICAL. 1.0
projects will be emphasized, using image processing software and
Hour.
hardware systems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate level knowledge of linear
(I, II) This is a seminar forum for graduate students to present their
algebra, probability and statistics, and a programming language. 3 hours
research projects, critique others? presentations, understand the breadth
lecture; 3 semester hours.
of engineering projects both within their specialty area and across the
EENG513. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
Division, hear from leaders of industry about contemporary engineering
This course explores aspects of electromagnetics, stochastic modeling,
as well as socio-economical and marketing issues facing today?s
signal processing, and RF/microwave components as applied to the
competitive global environment. In order to improve communication skills,
design of wireless systems. In particular, topics on (a) physical and
each student is required to present a seminar in this course before his/
statistical models to represent the wireless channel, (b) advanced digital
her graduation from the Engineering graduate program. Prerequisite:
modulation techniques, (c) temporal, spectral, code-division and spatial
Graduate standing. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour. Repeatable;
multiple access techniques, (d) space diversity techniques and (d)
maximum 1 hour granted toward degree requirements.
the effects of RF/microwave components on wireless systems will be
EENG509. SPARSE SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
discussed. Pre-requisite: EENG386, EENG413, and consent of instructor.
(II) This course presents a mathematical tour of sparse signal
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
representations and their applications in modern signal processing.
EENG515. MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SIGNALS AND
The classical Fourier transform and traditional digital signal processing
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
techniques are extended to enable various types of computational
(I) An introduction to mathematical methods for modern signal processing
harmonic analysis. Topics covered include time-frequency and wavelet
using vector space methods. Topics include signal representation in
analysis, filter banks, nonlinear approximation of functions, compression,
Hilbert and Banach spaces; linear operators and the geometry of linear
signal restoration, and compressive sensing. Prerequisites: EENG411
equations; LU, Cholesky, QR, eigen- and singular value decompositions.
and EENG515, or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Applications to signal processing and linear systems are included
hours.
throughout, such as Fourier analysis, wavelets, adaptive filtering, signal
detection, and feedback control.
EENG517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED CONTROL
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course will introduce and study the theory and design of
multivariable and nonlinear control systems. Students will learn to design
multivariable controllers that are both optimal and robust, using tools such
as state space and transfer matrix models, nonlinear analysis, optimal
estimator and controller design, and multi-loop controller synthesis
Prerequisite: EENG417 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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EENG519. ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN FILTERING. 3.0
EENG573. ELECTRIC POWER QUALITY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(II) Electric power quality (PQ) deals with problems exhibited by voltage,
Estimation theory considers the extraction of useful information from
current and frequency that typically impact end-users (customers) of an
raw sensor measurements in the presence of signal uncertainty.
electric power system. This course is designed to familiarize the concepts
Common applications include navigation, localization and mapping, but
of voltage sags, harmonics, momentary disruptions, and waveform
applications can be found in all fields where measurements are used.
distortions arising from various sources in the system. A theoretical and
Mathematic descriptions of random signals and the response of linear
mathematical basis for various indices, standards, models, analyses
systems are presented. The discrete-time Kalman Filter is introduced,
techniques, and good design procedures will be presented. Additionally,
and conditions for optimality are described. Implementation issues,
sources of power quality problems and some remedies for improvement
performance prediction, and filter divergence are discussed. Adaptive
will be discussed. The course bridges topics between power systems and
estimation and nonlinear estimation are also covered. Contemporary
power electronics. Prerequisite: EENG480 and EENG470 or instructor
applications will be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisite:
approval. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
EENG515 and MATH534 or equivalent. Spring semester of odd years. 3
EENG580. POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. 3.0
Lecture Hours; 3 Semester Hours.
Hours.
EENG535. RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
This course deals with the theory and applications of problems and
This course teaches the basics of RF/microwave design including circuit
solutions as related to electric power distribution systems engineering
concepts, modeling techniques, and test and measurement techniques,
from both ends: end-users like large industrial plants and electric utility
as applied to wireless communication systems. RF/microwave concepts
companies. The primary focus of this course in on the medium voltage
that will be discussed are: scattering parameters, impedance matching,
(4.16 kV ? 69 kV) power systems. Some references will be made to the
microstrip and coplanar transmission lines, power dividers and couplers,
LV power system. The course includes per-unit methods of calculations;
filters, amplifiers, oscillators, and diode mixers and detectors. Students
voltage drop and voltage regulation; power factor improvement and shunt
will learn how to design and model RF/microwave components such
compensation; short circuit calculations; theory and fundamentals of
as impedance matching networks, amplifiers and oscillators on Ansoft
symmetrical components; unsymmetrical faults; overhead distribution
Designer software, and will build and measure these circuits in the
lines and power cables; basics and fundamentals of distribution
laboratory. Prerequisites: EENG385, EENG386, EENG413, and consent
protection. Prerequisites: EENG480 or equivalent, and/or consent of
of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Fall semester of odd years.
EENG570. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0 Hours.
EENG581. POWER SYSTEM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT. 3.0
(I) Basic principles of analysis and design of circuits utilizing high power
Hours.
electronics. AC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC, and DC/DC conversion techniques.
(I) This course presents a comprehensive exposition of the theory,
Laboratory project comprising simulation and construction of a power
methods, and algorithms for Energy Management Systems (EMS)
electronics circuit. Prerequisites: EENG385; EENG389 or equivalent. 3
in the power grid. It will focus on (1) modeling of power systems and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semester even years.
generation units, (2) methods for dispatching generating resources, (3)
methods for accurately estimating the state of the system, (4) methods
EENG571. MODERN ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRIC DRIVES. 3.0
for assessing the security of the power system, and (5) an overview of the
Hours.
market operations in the grid. Prerequisite: EENG480. 3 lecture hours; 3
An introduction to electric drive systems for advanced applications.
semester hours.
The course introduces the treatment of vector control of induction and
synchronous motor drives using the concepts of general flux orientation
EENG582. HIGH VOLTAGE AC AND DC POWER TRANSMISSION. 3.0
and the feedforward (indirect) and feedback (direct) voltage and current
Hours.
vector control. AC models in space vector complex algebra are also
This course deals with the theory, modeling and applications of HV and
developed. Other types of drives are also covered, such as reluctance,
EHV power transmission systems engineering. The primary focus is on
stepper-motor and switched-reluctance drives. Digital computer
overhead AC transmission line and voltage ranges between 115 kV ?
simulations are used to evaluate such implementations. Pre-requisite:
500 kV. HVDC and underground transmission will also be discussed.
Familiarity with power electronics and power systems, such as covered
The details include the calculations of line parameters (RLC); steady-
in EENG480 and EENG470. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Spring
state performance evaluation (voltage drop and regulation, losses and
semester of even years.
efficiency) of short, medium and long lines; reactive power compensation;
FACTS devices; insulation coordination; corona; insulators; sag-tension
EENG572. RENEWABLE ENERGY AND DISTRIBUTED
calculations; EMTP, traveling wave and transients; fundamentals of
GENERATION. 3.0 Hours.
transmission line design; HV and EHV power cables: solid dielectric, oil-
A comprehensive electrical engineering approach on the integration
filled and gas-filled; Fundamentals of DC transmission systems including
of alternative sources of energy. One of the main objectives of this
converter and filter. Prerequisites: EENG480 or equivalent, and/or
course is to focus on the inter-disciplinary aspects of integration of the
consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Fall semester of
alternative sources of energy which will include most common and also
even years.
promising types of alternative primary energy: hydropower, wind power,
photovoltaic, fuel cells and energy storage with the integration to the
electric grid. Pre-requisite: It is assumed that students will have some
basic and broad knowledge of the principles of electrical machines,
thermodynamics, power electronics, direct energy conversion, and
fundamentals of electric power systems such as covered in basic
engineering courses plus EENG480 and EENG470. 3 lecture hours; 3
semester hours. Fall semester of odd years.

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EENG583. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE DYNAMICS. 3.0
EENG599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
This course deals primarily with the two rotating AC machines currently
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
utilized in the electric power industry, namely induction and synchronous
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
machines. The course is divided in two halves: the first half is dedicated
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to induction and synchronous machines are taught in the second half.
to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
The details include the development of the theory of operation, equivalent
EENG617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
circuit models for both steady-state and transient operations, all aspects
Fundamental issues related to the design on intelligent control systems
of performance evaluation, IEEE methods of testing, and guidelines for
are described. Neural networks analysis for engi neering systems are
industry applications including design and procurement. Prerequisites:
presented. Neural-based learning, estimation, and identification of
EENG480 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours; 3
dynamical systems are described. Qualitative control system analysis
semester hours. Spring semester of even years.
using fuzzy logic is presented. Fuzzy mathematics design of rule-based
EENG584. POWER SYSTEM STABILITY. 3.0 Hours.
control, and integrated human-machine intelligent control systems are
Advanced topics on stability of power and energy systems, including
covered. Real-life problems from different engineering systems are
dynamic modeling of generators and motors, small signal stability
analyzed. Prerequisite: EENG517 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
of power system, transient stability during and in the aftermath of
lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
disturbances, voltage suability and voltage collapse, blackouts and
EENG618. NONLINEAR AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL. 3.0 Hours.
brownouts in the bulk power grid, subsynchronous resonance, and
This course presents a comprehensive exposition of the theory of
impacts of distributed and renewable energy resources on grid stability.
nonlinear dynamical systems and the applications of this theory to
Prerequisites: EENG480, EENG481. 3 hours of lecture; 3 credit hours.
adaptive control. It will focus on (1) methods of characterizing and
Spring, even years.
understanding the behavior of systems that can be described by
EENG586. COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FOR POWER SYSTEMS.
nonlinear ordinary differential equations, (2) methods for designing
3.0 Hours.
controllers for such systems, (3) an introduction to the topic of system
Advanced topics on communication networks for power systems including
identification, and (4) study of the primary techniques in adaptive control,
the fundamentals of communication engineering and signal modulation/
including model-reference adaptive control and model predictive control.
transfer, physical layer for data transfer (e.g., wireline, wireless, fiber
Prerequisite: EENG517 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
optics), different communication topologies for power networks (e.g.,
semester hours. Spring, even numbered years.
client-server, peer-to-peer), fundamentals of SCADA system, data
EENG683. COMPUTER METHODS IN ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS.
modeling and communication services for power system applications,
3.0 Hours.
common protocols for utility and substation automation, and cyber-
This course deals with the computer methods and numerical solution
security in power networks. Prerequisites: EENG480. 3 hours of lecture; 3
techniques applied to large scale power systems. Primary focus includes
credit hours. Fall, odd years.
load flow, short circuit, voltage stability and transient stability studies and
EENG587. POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION AND RELAYING. 3.0
contingency analysis. The details include the modeling of various devices
Hours.
like transformer, transmission lines, FACTS devices, and synchronous
Theory and practice of power system protection and relaying; Study
machines. Numerical techniques include solving a large set of linear
of power system faults and symmetrical components; Fundamental
or non-linear algebraic equations, and solving a large set of differential
principles and tools for system modeling and analysis pertaining to
equations. A number of simple case studies (as per IEEE standard
relaying, and industry practices in the protection of lines, transformers,
models) will be performed. Prerequisites: EENG583, EENG580 and
generators, motors, and industrial power systems; Introduction to
EENG582 or equivalent, and/or consent of instructor; a strong knowledge
microprocessor based relaying, control, and SCADA. Prerequisites:
of digital simulation techniques. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
EENG389. 3 hours of lecture; 3 credit hours. Spring, odd years.
Taught on demand.
EENG588. ENERGY POLICY, RESTRUCTURING AND
EENG698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
DEREGULATION OF ELECTRICITY MARKET. 3.0 Hours.
Hour.
The big picture of electric power, electricity and energy industry;
(I, II) Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Restructuring and Deregulation of electricity market; Energy Policy Acts
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually course is offered only
and its impact on electricity market and pricing; Energy economics and
once. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6
pricing strategy; Public policy issues, reliability and security; Regulation.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisites: EENG389. 3 hours of lecture; 3 credit hours. Fall, odd
EENG699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
years.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
EENG597. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
EENG598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Hour.
to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit under different topics/experience.
(I, II) Pilot course of special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually course is offered only
EENG707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
once. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 hours.
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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SYGN555. SMARTGEO SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
Geosystems are natural or engineered earth structures, e.g. earth dams
or levees, groundwater systems, underground construction sites, and
contaminated aquifers. An intelligent geosystem is one that can sense its
environment, diagnose its condition/state, and provide decision support to
improve the management, operation, or objective of the geosystem. The
goal of this course is to introduce students to topics that are needed for
them to be successful working in a multi-disciplinary field. The course will
include training in leadership, multidisciplinary teams, policy and ethical
issues, and a monthly technical seminar. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SYGN
550. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour credit.

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and computational modeling in the broad areas of energy conversion,
fluid mechanics, and thermal transport. Research projects in this area
specialize in some aspect of mechanical engineering but often have a
2014-2015
strong interdisciplinary component in related fields such as Materials
Degrees Offered
Science and Chemical Engineering.
• Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
Program Details
• Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers the degrees Master
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering. The
Program Overview
master's program is designed to prepare candidates for careers in
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers the Master of Science
industry or government or for further study at the Ph.D. level; both
and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The
thesis and non-thesis options are available. The Ph.D. degree program
program demands academic rigor and depth yet also addresses real-
is sufficiently flexible to prepare candidates for careers in industry,
world engineering problems. The department has four broad divisions of
government, or academia. See the information that follows for full details
research activity that stem from core fields in Mechanical Engineering:
on these degrees.
(1) Biomechanics, (2) Thermal-Fluid Systems, (3) Solid Mechanics and
Combined Program:
Materials, and (4) Robotics, Automation, and Design. In many cases,
individual research projects encompass more than one research area and
The ME Department also offers combined BS/MS degree programs.
elements from other disciplines.
These programs enable students to begin graduate coursework while
still finishing their undergraduate degree requirements. This program
Biomechanics focuses on the application of engineering principles to the
is described in the undergraduate catalog. In addition, the combined
musculoskeletal system and other connective tissues. Research activities
degree program is offered in collaboration with the Physics Department
include experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches
and allows students to obtain specific engineering skills that complement
with applications in the areas of rehabilitation engineering, computer-
their physics background. Details on the combined programs can be
assisted surgery and medical robotics, patient-specific biomechanical
found in the CSM Undergraduate Bulletin, and course schedules for the
modeling, intelligent prosthetics and implants, and bioinstrumentation.
programs can be obtained in the Mechanical Engineering, and Physics
The Biomechanics group has strong research ties with other campus
Departments.
departments, the local medical community, and industry partners.
Robotics, Automation, and Design merges research from multiple
Prerequisites
areas of science and engineering. Topics include the design of robotic
Requirements for Admissions: The minimum requirements for admission
and automation system hardware and software, particularly for tasks
into the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering are:
that require some level of autonomy, intelligence, self-prognostics and
decision making. Such capabilities are built upon integrated mechatronic
• a baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, a physical
systems that enable pro-active system responses to its environment
science, or mathematics with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0;
and current state. These capabilities are applied in applications such as
• Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative Reasoning) section
advanced robotics and manufacturing systems. Research in this division
score of 160 or higher. Applicants from an engineering program at
explores the science underlying the design process, implementation of
CSM are not required to submit GRE scores;
mechanical and control systems to enable autonomy, and innovative
• TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 paper-based or 213 computer-
computational analysis for automation, intelligence, and systems
based) for applicants whose native language is not English.
optimization.
Program Requirements
Solid Mechanics and Materials develops novel computational and
experimental solutions for problems in the mechanical behavior of
Admitted Students: The Mechanical Engineering graduate admissions
advanced materials. Research in the division spans length scales from
committee may require that an admitted student complete undergraduate
nanometer to kilometer, and includes investigations of microstructural
remedial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies. Such
effects on mechanical behavior, nanomechanics, granular mechanics,
coursework may not count toward the graduate degree. The committee
and continuum mechanics. Material-behavior models span length scales
will decide whether to recommend regular or provisional admission, and
from the nano- and micro-scale, to the meso- and macro-scale. Much of
may ask the applicant to come to campus for an interview.
the research is computational in nature using advanced computational
methods such as molecular dynamics, finite-element, boundary-element
Transfer Courses: Graduate-level courses taken at other universities
and discrete-element methods. Strong ties exist between this group and
for which a grade equivalent to a "B" or better was received will
the campus communities of applied mathematics, chemical engineering,
be considered for transfer credit into the Mechanical Engineering
materials science, metallurgy, and physics.
Department. Approval from the Advisor and/or Thesis Committee and ME
Department Head will be required as appropriate. Transfer credits must
Thermal-Fluid Systems incorporates a wide array of multidisciplinary
not have been used as credit toward a Bachelor degree. For the M.S.
applications such as advanced energy conversion and storage, multi-
degree, no more than 9 credits may transfer. For the Ph.D. degree, up to
phase fluid flows, materials processing, combustion, alternative fuels,
24 credit hours may be transferred. In lieu of transfer credit for individual
and renewable energy. Research in thermal-fluid systems integrates
courses, students who enter the Ph.D. program with a thesis-based
the disciplines of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics,
master's degree from another institution may transfer up to 36 hours in
transport phenomena, chemical engineering, and materials science
recognition of the course work and research completed for that degree.
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400-level Courses: As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, students
• have a Thesis Committee appointment form on file in the Graduate
may apply toward graduate degree requirements a maximum of nine (9.0)
Office;
semester hours of department-approved 400-level course work.
• complete all prerequisite and core curriculum course requirements;
• demonstrate adequate preparation for, and satisfactory ability to
Advisor and Thesis Committee: Students must have an Advisor from the
conduct doctoral research; and
Mechanical Engineering Department Faculty to direct and monitor their
academic plan, research, and independent studies. The M.S. graduate
• be admitted into full candidacy for the degree.
Thesis Committee must have at least three members, two of whom must
Time Limit: As stipulated by the CSM Graduate School, a candidate for a
be permanent faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The
Masters degree must complete all requirements for the degree within five
Ph.D. graduate Thesis Committee must have at least four members;
years of the date of admission into the degree program. A candidate for a
at least two members must be permanent faculty in the Mechanical
doctoral degree must complete all requirements for the degree within nine
Engineering Department, and at least one member must be from outside
years of the date of admission into the degree program.
the department. This outside member must chair the committee. Students
who choose to have a minor program must select a representative from
Degree Requirements
the minor areas of study to serve on the Thesis Committee.
The Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (thesis or non-
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam: Students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering
thesis option) requires 30 credit hours. Requirements for the M.S. are
Ph.D. program will be required to pass a Qualifying Exam. Students are
24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis research. The
strongly encouraged to take the exam within three semesters of entering
M.S. non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours of coursework.
the Ph.D. program and should work with their Advisor in scheduling and
preparing for the exam.
The Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering degree requires 72 credit hours
of course work and research credits. A minimum of 42 credit hours of
The purpose of the Qualifying Exam is to assess some of the attributes
course work and 30 credit hours of research credit must be completed.
expected of a successful Ph.D. student, including:
All graduate degrees require core courses from the Mechanical
• to determine the student's ability to review, synthesize and apply
Engineering Department (see ME Course List below) and technical
fundamental concepts;
electives which are courses in any technical field approved by your
• to determine the creative and technical potential of the student to
Advisor and/or Thesis Committee.
solve open-ended and challenging problems;
• to determine the student's technical communication skills.
M.S. Thesis Degree
The Qualifying Examination is based on one of four concentration areas:
MEGN501
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
3.0
Biomechanics; Robotics, Automation, and Design; Solid Mechanics and
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3.0
Materials; and Thermal-Fluids Systems, and includes both a written and
MEGN503
GRADUATE SEMINAR Enrollment required every fall and
0.0
oral examination. This examination is comprehensive in nature and is
spring semester
designed to address material from both the student's undergraduate and
initial graduate course work. The student is expected to demonstrate
CORE
Course Core from the ME Course List
9.0
adequate breadth and depth of knowledge as well as an ability to analyze
ME TECH
Technical Electives Courses approved by Thesis Committee. 9.0
and address new problems related to the concentration area.
MEGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
6.0
Ph.D. Qualifying Exams are typically held in each regular semester to
RESEARCH CREDIT
accommodate graduate students admitted in either the Fall or Spring. In
Total Hours
30.0
the event of a student failing the Qualifying Exam, she/he will be given
one further opportunity to pass the exam in the following semester. A
M.S. Non-Thesis Degree
second failure of the Qualifying Exam in a given specialty would lead to
removal of the student from the Ph.D. program.
MEGN501
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
3.0
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3.0
After passing the Qualifying Examination, the Ph.D. student must work
CORE
Course Core from the ME Course List
15.0
with their Advisor to prepare a written Thesis Proposal and present it
ME TECH
formally to their Thesis Committee and other interested faculty.
Technical Electives Courses must be approved by Advisor.
9.0
Total Hours
30.0
Admission to Candidacy: All students must complete the Degree
Audit and Admission to Candidacy form (https://inside.mines.edu/GS-
Ph.D. Degree
Application-for-Admission-to-Candidacy) no later than the semester prior
to intended graduation. Full-time students seeking reduced registration
MEGN501
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
3.0
must be eligible for reduced registration (p. 19) and submit the Degree
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3.0
Audit and Admission to Candidacy form the semester prior to requested
MEGN503
GRADUATE SEMINAR Enrollment required every fall and
0.0
reduced registration.
spring semester
Additionally, full-time Ph.D. students must complete the following
CORE
Course Core from the ME Course List
15.0
requirements within the first two calendar years of enrolling in the Ph.D.
ME TECH
21.0
program:
Technical Electives Must be approved by the Thesis
Committee.

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MEGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
30.0
Graham G.W. Mustoe
RESEARCH CREDIT
Associate Professor
Total Hours
72.0
Joel M. Bach
ME Course List
Robert Braun
BIOMECHANICS COURSES
Anthony J. Petrella
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
John P.H. Steele
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
Neal Sullivan
MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
MOVEMENT
Assistant Professor
MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Gregory Bogin
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION AND DESIGN COURSES
Douglas Van Bossuyt
MEGN540
MECHATRONICS
3.0
Ozkan Celik
MEGN544
ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS,
3.0
DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL
Steven DeCaluwe
MEGN545
ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL
3.0
Jason Porter
MEGN591
ADVANCED ENGINEERING DESIGN METHODS 3.0
MEGN593
ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
3.0
Anne Silverman
SOLID MECHANICS AND MATERIALS COURSES
Aaron Stebner
MEGN510
SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
MEGNnull511/
FATIGUE AND FRACTURE
3.0
Paulo Tabares-Velasco
MTGN545
Nils Tilton
MEGN512
ADVANCED ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
MEGN513
KINETIC PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
3.0
Cameron Turner
MEGN520
BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS
3.0
Xiaoli Zhang
MEGN521
INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT
3.0
METHODS (DEMS)
Teaching Associate Professors
THERMAL FLUIDS AND SYSTEMS COURSES
Robert Amaro
MEGN552
VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS
3.0
MEGN553
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
Jennifer Blacklock
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND
Jered Dean
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
MEGN560
DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF THERMAL
3.0
Ventzi Karaivanov
SYSTEMS
MEGN566
COMBUSTION
3.0
Leslie M. Light
MEGN569
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Derrick Rodriguez
MEGN571
ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
Emeriti Professor
*
Any graduate level course taught by a member of CSM Mechanical
Robert King
Engineering faculty is considered a part of the list of acceptable
Mechanical Engineering courses.
Michael B. McGrath
Professor and Department Head
Emerita Professor
Gregory S. Jackson
Joan P. Gosink
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
Emeritus Associate Professor
Robert J. Kee
Dave Munoz
Professors
Research Professor
John R. Berger
George Gilmer
Cristian V. Ciobanu

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Research Associate Professor
MEGN511. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Basic fracture mechanics as applied to engineering materials, S-N
Huayang Zhu
curves, the Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress
Research Assistant Professors
effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack propagation.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Christopher B. Dreyer
Fall semesters, odd numbered years.
MEGN512. ADVANCED ENGINEERING VIBRATION. 3.0 Hours.
Sandrine Ricote
Vibration theory as applied to single- and multi-degree-of freedom
Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
systems. Free and forced vibrations to different types of loading-
harmonic, impulse, periodic and general. Natural frequencies. Role
Michael Mooney
of Damping. Importance of resonance. Modal superposition method.
Prerequisite: MEGN315, 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Mechanical
Engineering
MEGN513. KINETIC PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Linear irreversible thermodynamics, dorce-flux couplings, diffusion,
Ruichong "Ray" Zhang
crystalline materials, amorphous materials, defect kinetics in crystalline
materials, interface kinetics, morphological evolution of interfaces,
Courses
nucleation theory, crystal growth, coarsening phenomena and grain
growth, solidification, spinodal decomposition. Prerequisites: MATH225:
MEGN501. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS. 3.0 Hours.
Differential equations (or equivalent), MLGN504/MTGN555/CBEN509:
(I) Introduction to the fundamentals of measurements within the context
Thermodynamics (or its equivalent).
of engineering systems. Topics that are covered include: errors and error
analysis, modeling of measurement systems, basic electronics, noise and
MEGN520. BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS. 3.0 Hours.
noise reduction, and data acquisition systems. Prerequisite: EGGN250,
(II) Development of the fundamental theory of the boundary element
EENG281 or equivalent, and MATH323 or equivalent; graduate student
method with applications in elasticity, heat transfer, diffusion, and wave
status or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 3 semester
propagation. Derivation of indirect and direct boundary integral equations.
hours.
Introduction to other Green?s function based methods of analysis.
Computational experiments in primarily two dimensions. Prerequisite:
MEGN502. ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
MEGN502 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
(I) Introduce advanced mathematical and numerical methods used to
Spring Semester, odd numbered years.
solve engineering problems. Analytic methods include series solutions,
special functions, Sturm-Liouville theory, separation of variables,
MEGN521. INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE ELEMENT METHODS
and integral transforms. Numerical methods for initial and boundary
(DEMS). 3.0 Hours.
value problems include boundary, domain, and mixed methods, finite
(I) Review of particle/rigid body dynamics, numerical DEM solution of
difference approaches for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations,
equations of motion for a system of particles/rigid bodies, linear and
Crank-Nicolson methods, and strategies for nonlinear problems.
nonlinear contact and impact laws dynamics, applications of DEM in
The approaches are applied to solve typical engineering problems.
mechanical engineering, materials processing and geo-mechanics.
Prerequisite: This is an introductory graduate class. The student
Prerequisites: CEEN311, MEGN315 and some scientific programming
must have a solid understanding of linear algebra, calculus, ordinary
experience in C/C++ or Fortran or the consent of the instructor. 3 hours
differential equations, and Fourier theory. 3 hours lecture.
lecture; 3 semester hours Spring semester of even numbered years.
MEGN503. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 0.0 Hours.
MEGN530. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This is a seminar forum for graduate students to present their
The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biological signals
research projects, critique others? presentations, understand the breadth
presents many unique challenges to the Biomedical Engineer.
of engineering projects both within their specialty area and across the
This course is intended to provide students with the knowledge to
Division, hear from leaders of industry about contemporary engineering
understand, appreciate, and address these challenges. At the end of
as well as socio-economical and marketing issues facing today?s
the semester, students should have a working knowledge of the special
competitive global environment. In order to improve communication skills,
considerations necessary to gathering and analyzing biological signal
each student is required to present a seminar in this course before his/
data. Prerequisites: EGGN250 MEL I, EENG281 Introduction to Electrical
her graduation from the Mechanical Engineering graduate program.
Circuits, Electronics, and Power, MEGN330 Introduction to Biomedical
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor consent. 1 hour per week;
Engineering (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
0 semester hours. Course is repeatable, but no coursework credit is
hours. Fall odd years.
awarded.
MEGN510. SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to the algebra of vectors and tensors; coordinate
transformations; general theories of stress and strain; principal stresses
and strains; octahedral stresses; Hooke?s Law introduction to the
mathematical theory of elasticity and to energy methods; failure theories
for yield and fracture. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or equivalent, MATH225 or
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MEGN531. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
MEGN540. MECHATRONICS. 3.0 Hours.
Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskeletal and other systems
Fundamental design of electromechanical systems with embedded
of the human body are becoming increasingly sophisticated. From
microcomputers and intelligence. Design of microprocessor based
simple joint replacements to myoelectric limb replacements and
systems and their interfaces. Fundamental design of machines with
functional electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
active sensing and adaptive response. Microcontrollers and integration
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics and
of micro-sensors and micro-actuators in the design of electromechanical
other BELS courses to provide engineering students with an introduction
systems. Introduction to algorithms for information processing appropriate
to prosthetics and implants for the musculoskeletal system. At the end
for embedded systems. Smart materials and their use as actuators.
of the semester, students should have a working knowledge of the
Students will do projects involving the design and implementation of
challenges and special considerations necessary to apply engineering
smart-systems. Prerequisite: EENG281 and EENG383 recommended. 3
principles to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal system.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester of even years.
Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics [MEGN430], 3 hours
MEGN544. ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND
lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall even years.
CONTROL. 3.0 Hours.
MEGN532. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS. 3.0
(I) Mathematical representation of robot structures. Mechanical analysis
Hours.
including kinematics, dynamics, and design of robot manipulators.
(I) Introduction to experimental methods in biomechanical research.
Representations for trajectories and path planning for robots.
Topics include experimental design, hypothesis testing, motion
Fundamentals of robot control including, linear, nonlinear and force
capture, kinematic models, ground reaction force data collection,
control methods. Introduction to off-line programming techniques and
electromyography, inverse dynamics calculations, and applications.
simulation. Prerequisite: EENG307, MEGN400 or consent of instructor. 3
Strong emphasis on hands-on data collection and technical presentation
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of results. The course will culminate in individual projects combining
MEGN545. ADVANCED ROBOT CONTROL. 3.0 Hours.
multiple experimental measurement techniques. Prerequisite: Graduate
The focus is on mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are: navigation,
Student Standing. 3 hours lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
mining applications, sensors, including vision, problems of sensing
MEGN535. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.
variations in rock properties, problems of representing human knowledge
3.0 Hours.
in control systems, machine condition diagnostics, kinematics, and
(II) Introduction to modeling and simulation in biomechanics. The course
path planning real time obstacle avoidance. Prerequisite: EENG307 or
includes a synthesis of musculoskeletal properties and interactions with
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Spring semester
the environment to construct detailed computer models and simulations.
of odd years.
The course will culminate in individual class projects related to each
MEGN552. VISCOUS FLOW AND BOUNDARY LAYERS. 3.0 Hours.
student?s individual interests. Prerequisites: MEGN315 and MEGN330,
(I) This course establishes the theoretical underpinnings of fluid
or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mechanics, including fluid kinematics, stress-strain relationships, and
MEGN536. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
derivation of the fluid-mechanical conservation equations. These include
Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction to the application
the mass-continuity and Navier-Stokes equations as well as the multi-
of computer simulation to solve some fundamental problems in
component energy and species-conservation equations. Fluid-mechanical
biomechanics and bioengineering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical
boundary-layer theory is developed and applied to situations arising in
image reconstruction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics,
chemically reacting flow applications including combustion, chemical
and inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
processing, and thin-film materials processing. Prerequisite: MEGN451,
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer model as a
or CBEN430 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and validation of
MEGN553. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES
computational techniques. Clinical application of biomechanical modeling
FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Hours.
tools is highlighted and impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated.
(II) Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for graduate
Prerequisite: MEGN424, MEGN330 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
students with no prior knowledge of this topic. Basic techniques
lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall odd years.
for the numerical analysis of fluid flows. Acquisition of hands-on
MEGN537. PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
experience in the development of numerical algorithms and codes for the
(II) MEGN537. PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS The course introduces
numerical modeling and simulation of flows and transport phenomena
the application of probabilistic analysis methods in biomechanical
of practical and fundamental interest. Capabilities and limitations of
systems. All real engineering systems, and especially human systems,
CFD. Prerequisite: MEGN451 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
contain inherent uncertainty due to normal variations in dimensional
semester hours.
parameters, material properties, motion profiles, and loading conditions.
The purpose of this course is to examine methods for including these
sources of variation in biomechanical computations. Concepts of basic
probability will be reviewed and applied in the context of engineering
reliability analysis. Probabilistic analysis methods will be introduced and
examples specifically pertaining to musculoskeletal biomechanics will be
studied. Prerequisites: MEGN436/BELS428 or MEGN536/BELS528. 3
hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Spring even years.

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MEGN560. DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF THERMAL SYSTEMS. 3.0
MEGN591. ADVANCED ENGINEERING DESIGN METHODS. 3.0
Hours.
Hours.
In this course the principles of design, modeling, analysis, and
(I) Introduction to contemporary and advanced methods used in
optimization of processes, devices, and systems are introduced and
engineering design. Includes, need and problem identification, methods
applied to conventional and advanced energy conversion systems.
to understand the customer, the market and the competition. Techniques
It is intended to integrate conservation principles of thermodynamics
to decompose design problems to identify functions. Ideation methods to
(MEGN361) with the mechanism relations of fluid mechanics (MEGN351)
produce form from function. Design for X topics. Methods for prototyping,
and heat transfer (MEGN471). The course begins with general system
modeling, testing and evaluation of designs. Embodiment and detailed
design approaches and requirements and proceeds with mathematical
design processes. Prerequisites: EGGN491 and EGGN492, equivalent
modeling, simulation, analysis, and optimization methods. The design
senior design project experience or industrial design experience,
and simulation of energy systems is inherently computational and
graduate standing or consent of the Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
involves modeling of thermal equipment, system simulation using
semester hours. Taught on demand.
performance characteristics, thermodynamic properties, mechanistic
MEGN593. ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
relations, and optimization (typically with economic-based objective
The application of gradient, stochastic and heuristic optmization
functions). Fundamental principles for steady-state and dynamic
algorithms to linear and nonlinear optimization problems in constrained
modeling are covered. Methods for system simulation which involves
and unconstrained design spaces. Students will consider problems in
predicting performance with a given design (fixed geometry) are studied.
constrained and unconstrained design spaces. Students will consider
Analysis methods that include Pinch Technology, Exergy Analysis, and
problems with continuous, integer and mixed-integer variables, problems
Thermo-economics are examined and are considered complementary to
with single or multiple objectives and the task modeling design spaces
achieving optimal designs. Optimization encompasses objective function
and constraints. Design optimization methods are becoming of increasing
formulation, systems analytical methods, and programming techniques.
importance in engineering design and offer the potential to reduce design
System optimization of the design and operating parameters of a
cycle times while improving design quality by leveraging simulation
configuration using various objective functions are explored through case
and historical design data. Prerequisites: Experience wiht computer
studies and problem sets. Economics and optimization for analyses and
programming languages, graduate or senior standing or consent of the
design of advanced energy systems, such as Rankine and Brayton cycle
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
power plants, combined heat and power, refrigeration and geothermal
systems, fuel cells, turbomachinery, and heat transfer equipment are a
MEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
focus. 3 lecture hours; 3 credit hours.
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MEGN566. COMBUSTION. 3.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I) An introduction to combustion. Course subjects include: the
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
development of the Chapman-Jouget solutions for deflagration
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and detonation, a brief review of the fundamentals of kinetics and
thermochemistry, development of solutions for diffusion flames and
MEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
premixed flames, discussion of flame structure, pollutant formation, and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
combustion in practical systems. Prerequisite: MEGN451 or CBEN430 or
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1
MEGN569. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
MEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
(I, II, S) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
a faculty member. Student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 3 credit hours.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 0.5 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topics/experience and
MEGN571. ADVANCED HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
maximums vary by department. Contact the Department for credit limits
(II) An advanced course in heat transfer that supplements topics
toward the degree.
covered in MEGN471. Derivation and solution of governing heat
transfer equations from conservation laws. Development of analytical
MEGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
and numerical models for conduction, convection, and radiation heat
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
transfer, including transient, multidimensional, and multimode problems.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
Introduction to turbulence, boiling and condensation, and radiative
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
transfer in participating media. 3 lecture hours; 3 credit hours.
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Economics and Business
Combined Degree Program Option
Mines undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin work on
2014-15
a M.S. degree in Mineral and Energy Economics or Engineering &
Technology Management while completing their Bachelor’s degree at
Degrees Offered
Mines. The Mineral and Energy Economics Combined Degree Program
• Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics)
provides the vehicle for students to use undergraduate coursework as
part of their Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
• Doctor of Philosophy (Mineral and Energy Economics)
contact the EB Office or visit econbus.mines.edu.
• Master of Science (Engineering and Technology Management)
Mineral and Energy Economics Program
Mineral and Energy Economics Program
Requirements
Description
M.S. Degree Students choose from either the thesis or non-thesis
In an increasingly global and technical world, government and industry
option in the Master of Science (M.S.) Program and are required to
leaders in the mineral and energy areas require a strong foundation in
complete a minimum total of 36 credits (a typical course has 3 credits).
economic and business skills. The Division offers such skills in unique
Initial admission is only to the non-thesis program. Admission to the
programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral and Energy
thesis option requires subsequent application after at least one full-time
Economics. Course work and research emphasizes the use of models to
equivalent semester in the program.
aid in decision making.
Students in the Mineral and Energy Economics Program may select
Non-thesis option
from one of three areas of specialization: Applied Economics (ECON),
Core courses
18.0
Finance (FIN), and Operations Research/Operations Management (OR/
Credits from one or more specializations
12.0
OM). ECON courses combine theory and empirical methods to analyze
social and industry decision making. FIN courses emphasize investment
Approved electives or a minor from another department
6.0
decision making and sources and uses of funds to invest in mineral
Total Hours
36.0
and energy markets. The OR/OM courses emphasize the application of
models of various types and their uses in decision making (optimization,
Thesis option
simulation, decision analysis, for example).
Core courses
18.0
Engineering and Technology
Research credits
12.0
Credits from one or more specializations
6.0
Management Program Description
Total Hours
36.0
The Division also offers an M.S. degree in Engineering and Technology
Management (ETM). The ETM degree program is designed to integrate
Ph.D. Degree Doctoral students develop a customized curriculum to fit
the technical elements of engineering practice with the managerial
their needs. The degree requires a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours
perspective of modern engineering and technology management. A
that includes course work and a thesis.
major focus is on the business and management principles related
Course work (requires advisor and committee approval)
to this integration. The ETM Program provides the analytical tools
and managerial perspective needed to effectively function in a highly
Core courses
24.0
competitive and technologically complex business economy.
Credits from one or both specializations
12.0
Credits in a minor or elective credits
12.0
Students in the ETM Program may select elective courses from three
areas of focus: Optimization, Engineering Management or Strategy and
Total Hours
48.0
Innovation. The Optimization courses focus on developing knowledge
Research credits
of advanced operations research, optimization, and decision making
techniques applicable to a wide array of business and engineering
Research credits
24.0
problems. The Engineering Management courses emphasize valuable
techniques for managing large engineering and technical projects
The student’s faculty advisor and the doctoral thesis committee must
effectively and efficiently. The Strategy and Innovation courses teach
approve the student’s program of study and the topic for the thesis.
the correct match between organizational strategies and structures to
maximize the competitive power of technology with a particular emphasis
Qualifying Examination Process
on management issues associated with the modern business enterprise.
Upon completion of the first-year core course work, Ph.D. students must
Fields of Research
pass a first set of qualifying written examinations (collectively Qualifier
1). Exams covering the Micro Economics (Micro) and Quantitative
Faculty members carry out applied research in a variety of areas
Methods (Quant) portions of the core will be offered between semesters,
including international trade, resource economics, environmental
during the summer and winter breaks. The Micro examination will
economics, industrial organization, metal market analysis, energy
include topics covered in EBGN 511 and EBGN 521, and the Quant
economics, applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, management
examination will include topics covered in EBGN 509 and EBGN 590.
theory and practice, finance and investment analysis, exploration
A student will receive one of four possible grades on the Micro and
economics, decision analysis, utility theory, and corporate risk policy.
Quant examinations: High Pass, Pass, Marginal Fail, or Fail. A student
receiving a marginal fail on one, or both of the examinations will have

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the opportunity to retake the relevant examination(s) within a year of
will also be assigned to any students who do not complete requirements
the initial attempt. Students receiving a marginal fail should consult their
as specified in their admission letter. Part-time students develop an
adviser as to whether to retake exams during the winter or summer
approved course plan with their advisor.
breaks. A student receiving a Fail, of consecutive Marginal Fails, will be
dismissed from the program. Consistent with university policy, the faculty
Students are expected to take the first set of qualification examinations
will grade and inform students of qualification examination results within
(Qualifier I) in the first summer following eligibility. Unsatisfactory
two weeks of the examinations.
progress may be assigned to any student who does not meet this
expectation. Consistent with university policy, consideration will be
Upon completion of the extended core (typically in the second year),
given to students who have documented illness or other qualifying
Ph.D. students must pass a second qualifying written examination
personal event that prevents them from taking Qualifier I. A marginal
(Qualifier II). The examination will include topics from EBGN 611,
fail on a qualification examination does not trigger the assignment
Advanced Microeconomics, and two other 600-level courses, which the
of unsatisfactory progress. Unsatisfactory progress will, however be
student chooses as their extended core. A student will receive one of four
assigned to a student who fails to retake a marginally failed examination
possible grades on Qualifier II: High Pass, Pass, Marginal Fail, or Fail. A
in the next available summer offering.
student receiving a Marginal Fail on Qualifier II will have the opportunity
to retake the exam, or relevant portions of the exam as determined by
Combined BS/MS Program
the examination committee, within a year of the initial attempt. Students
Students enrolled in CSM’s Combined Undergraduate/ Graduate
receiving a marginal fail should consult their advisor as to whether to
Program may double count 6 hours from their undergraduate course-work
retake exams during the winter or summer breaks. A student receiving a
towards the non-thesis graduate program provided the courses satisfy
Fail or consecutive Marginal Fails, on Qualifier II will be dismissed from
the M.S. requirements.
the program. Consistent with university policy, the faculty will grade and
inform students of qualification examination results within two weeks of
Dual Degree
the examinations.
The M.S. degree may be combined with a second degree from the
Following a successful thesis-proposal defense and prior to the final
IFP School (Paris, France) in Petroleum Economics and Management
thesis defense, a student is required to present a completed research
(see http://www.ifp.fr). This dual-degree program is geared to meet the
paper (or dissertation chapter) in a research seminar at CSM. The
needs of industry and government. Our unique program trains the next
research presentation must be considered satisfactory by at least three
generation of technical, analytical and managerial professionals vital to
CSM faculty members in attendance.
the future of the petroleum and energy industries
Minor from Another Department
These two world-class institutions offer a rigorous and challenging
program in an international setting. The program gives a small elite group
Non-thesis M.S. students may apply six elective credits towards a nine
of students a solid economics foundation combined with quantitative
hour minor in another department. A minor is ideal for those students
business skills, the historical and institutional background, and the
who want to enhance or gain knowledge in another field while gaining
interpersonal and intercultural abilities to in the fast paced, global world of
the economic and business skills to help them move up the career
oil and gas.
ladder. For example, a petroleum, chemical, or mining engineer might
want to learn more about environmental engineering, a geophysicist or
Degrees: After studying in English for only 16 months (8 months at CSM
geologist might want to learn the latest techniques in their profession,
and 8 months at IFP) the successful student of Petroleum Economics and
or an economic policy analyst might want to learn about political risk.
Management (PEM) receives not 1 but 2 degrees:
Students should check with the minor department for the opportunities
and requirements.
• Masters of Science in Mineral and Energy Economics from CSM and
• Diplôme D'Ingénieur or Mastère Spécialisé from IFP
Transfer Credits
Important: Applications for admission to the joint degree program should
Non-thesis M.S. students may transfer up to 6 credits (9 credits for a
be submitted for consideration by March 1st to begin the program the
thesis M.S.). The student must have achieved a grade of B or better in
following fall semester in August. A limited number of students are
all graduate transfer courses and the transfer credit must be approved by
selected for the program each year.
the student’s advisor and the Division Director. Students who enter the
Ph.D. program may transfer up to 24 hours of graduate-level course work
Prerequisites for the Mineral and Energy
from other institutions toward the Ph.D. degree subject to the restriction
Economics Programs
that those courses must not have been used as credit toward a Bachelor
degree. The student must have achieved a grade of B or better in all
Students must have completed the following undergraduate prerequisite
graduate transfer courses and the transfer must be approved by the
courses prior to beginning the program with a grade of B or better:
student’s Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Division Director.
1. Principles of Microeconomics;
Unsatisfactory Progress
2. One semester of college-level Calculus;
In addition to the institutional guidelines for unsatisfactory progress as
3. Probability and Statistics
described elsewhere in this bulletin: Unsatisfactory progress will be
Students will only be allowed to enter in the spring semester if they
assigned to any full-time student who does not pass the first year core
have completed all three prerequisites courses previously, as well as
courses on time: EBGN509 and EBGN510 in first fall semester of study
and EBGN511 in the first fall semester of study; and EBGN 521 and
EBGN590 in the first spring semester of study. Unsatisfactory progress

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undergraduate courses in mathematical economics and natural resource
EBGN559
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
economics.
EBGN560
DECISION ANALYSIS
3.0
Required Course Curriculum in Mineral
EBGN655
ADVANCED LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN657
ADVANCED INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
and Energy Economics
EBGN690
ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS
3.0
All M.S. and Ph.D. students in Mineral and Energy Economics are
required to take a set of core courses that provide basic tools for the
1
EBGN321 may be substituted for EBGN504.
more advanced and specialized courses in the program.
2. Ph.D. Curriculum
1. M.S. Curriculum
a. Common Core Courses
a. Core Courses
EBGN509
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN509
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN510
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN510
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN511
MICROECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN511
MICROECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN521
MICROECONOMICS OF MINERAL AND
3.0
EBGN521
MICROECONOMICS OF MINERAL AND
3.0
ENERGY MARKETS
ENERGY MARKETS
EBGN590
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
EBGN525
OPERATIONS RESEARCH: DETERMINISTIC
3.0
EBGN695
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0
OPTIMIZATION
Total Hours
18.0
EBGN590
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
Total Hours
18.0
b. Extended Core Courses - Economics
b. Area of Specialization Courses (12 credits for M.S. non-thesis
EBGN611
ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS
3.0
option or 6 credits for M.S. thesis option)
EBGN600-level course *
3.0
Economics - Applied Theory, Empirics, & Policy Analysis
EBGN600-level course *
3.0
EBGN495
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
3.0
Total Hours
9.0
EBGN512
MACROECONOMICS
3.0
*
EBGN695 not eligible.
EBGN523
MINERAL AND ENERGY POLICY
3.0
EBGN530
ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY
3.0
d. Area of Specialization Courses
MARKETS
EBGN535
ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
3.0
Applied Economics
MARKETS
EBGN495
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
3.0
EBGN536
MINERAL POLICIES AND INTERNATIONAL
3.0
EBGN512
MACROECONOMICS
3.0
INVESTMENT
EBGN530
ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY
3.0
EBGN541
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
3.0
MARKETS
EBGN542
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
EBGN535
ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND
3.0
EBGN570
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
MARKETS
EBGN580
EXPLORATION ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN536
MINERAL POLICIES AND INTERNATIONAL
3.0
INVESTMENT
EBGN610
ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE
3.0
ECONOMICS
EBGN541
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
3.0
EBGN611
ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN542
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
EBGN690
ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS
3.0
EBGN570
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Finance
EBGN580
EXPLORATION ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN504
ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVESTMENT
3.0
EBGN610
ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE
3.0
ECONOMICS
DECISION METHODS 1
Finance
EBGN546
INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT 3.0
EBGN504
ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVESTMENT
3.0
EBGN547
FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
3.0
DECISION METHODS
EBGN575
ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUATION 3.0
EBGN546
INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT 3.0
Quantitative Business Methods/Operations Research
EBGN547
FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
3.0
EBGN528
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION
3.0
EBGN575
ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUATION 3.0
EBGN552
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
Operations Research/Operations Management
EBGN555
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN525
OPERATIONS RESEARCH: DETERMINISTIC
3.0
EBGN556
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
OPTIMIZATION
EBGN557
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN528
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION
3.0

80 Economics and Business
EBGN552
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
ETM learning experience, as well as their careers in industry. Finally, all
EBGN555
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
students are required to attend a one-day Leadership and Team Building
Exercise in their first fall semester of study in the ETM Program. This
EBGN556
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
course will consist of non-competitive games, trust exercises and problem
EBGN557
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
solving challenges. This exercise will introduce students to one another
EBGN559
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
and provide some opportunity to learn and practice leadership and team
EBGN560
DECISION ANALYSIS
3.0
skills.
EBGN655
ADVANCED LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
Transfer Credits
EBGN657
ADVANCED INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
Students who enter the M.S. in Engineering and Technology
Engineering and Technology
Management program may transfer up to 6 graduate course credits into
Management Program (ETM)
the degree program. The student must have achieved a grade of B or
better in all graduate transfer courses and the transfer credit must be
Requirements
approved by the student’s advisor and the Chair of the ETM Program.
Students choose either the thesis or non-thesis option and complete a
Required Curriculum M.S. Degree
minimum of 30 credit hours. Initial admission is only to the non-thesis
program. Admission to the thesis option requires subsequent application
Engineering and Technology
after at least one full-time equivalent semester in the program.
Management
Non-thesis option
Thesis and non-thesis students are required to complete the following 12
Core courses
12.0
hours of core courses:
Credits from one or both specializations
18.0
a. Core Courses
Total Hours
30.0
EBGN525
OPERATIONS RESEARCH: DETERMINISTIC
3.0
Thesis option
OPTIMIZATION
Core courses
12.0
EBGN540
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
3.0
Research credits
6.0
EBGN563
MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Credits from one or both specializations
12.0
EBGN585
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Total Hours
30.0
MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE (to be taken during
the final semester of coursework)
Students must receive approval from their advisor in order to apply
Total Hours
12.0
non-EB Division courses towards their ETM degree. Thesis students
are required to complete 6 credit hours of thesis credit and complete a
b. Areas of Focus (18 credits required for non-thesis option or 9
Master’s level thesis under the direct supervision of the student’s faculty
credits required for thesis option)
advisor.
Engineering Management and Optimization Methods
Further Degree Requirements
EBGN526
OPERATIONS RESEARCH: STOCHASTIC
3.0
All thesis and non-thesis ETM Program students have three additional
MODELING
degree requirements:
EBGN528
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION
3.0
EBGN559
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
1. the “Executive-in-Residence” seminar series;
EBGN560
DECISION ANALYSIS
3.0
2. the ETM Communications Seminar;
EBGN552
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
3. the Leadership and Team Building Exercise.
EBGN555
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
All students are required to attend the ETM Program “Executive-
EBGN556
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
in-Residence” seminar series during at least one semester of their
EBGN557
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
attendance at CSM. The “Executive-in-Residence” series features
Technology Management and Innovation
executives from industry who pass on insight and knowledge to graduate
EBGN515
ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING
3.0
students preparing for positions in industry. This series facilitates
active involvement in the ETM program by industry executives through
EBGN553
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3.0
teaching, student advising activities and more. Every spring semester
EBGN564
MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
3.0
the “Executive-in-Residence will present 5-7 one hour seminars on a
EBGN565
MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED
3.0
variety of topics related to leadership and strategy in the engineering
COMPANIES
and technology sectors. In addition, all students are required to attend a
EBGN566
TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3.0
two-day Communications Seminar in their first fall semester of study in
EBGN572
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
3.0
the ETM Program. The seminar will provide students a comprehensive
EBGN598
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
3.0
approach to good quality communication skills, including presentation
BUSINESS
proficiency, organizational skills, professional writing skills, meeting
management, as well as other professional communication abilities. The
Communications Seminar is designed to better prepare students for the

Colorado School of Mines 81
Professors
EBGN509. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
This course reviews and re-enforces the mathematical and computer
John T. Cuddington, William J. Coulter Professor
tools that are necessary to earn a graduate degree in Mineral Economics.
It includes topics from differential and integral calculus; probability and
Graham A. Davis
statistics; algebra and matrix algebra; difference equations; and linear,
Roderick G. Eggert
mathematical and dynamic programming. It shows how these tools are
applied in an economic and business context with applications taken
Alexandra M. Newman
from the mineral and energy industries. It requires both analytical as
well as computer solutions. At the end of the course you will be able to
Michael R. Walls, Interim Division Director and Professor
appreciate and apply mathematics for better personal, economic and
Associate Professors
business decision making. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
MATH111; or permission of instructor.
Edward J. Balistreri
EBGN510. NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Jared C. Carbone
The threat and theory of resource exhaustion; commodity analysis
and the problem of mineral market instability; cartels and the nature
Michael B. Heeley
of mineral pricing; the environment; government involvement; mineral
policy issues; and international mineral trade. This course is designed
Assistant Professors
for entering students in mineral economics. Prerequisite: Principles of
Microeconomics or permission of instructor.
Harrison Fell
EBGN511. MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Ian A. Lange
(I) This is a first-semester graduate courses dealing with applied
microeconomic theory. The course concentrates on the behavior of
Peter Maniloff
individual segments of the economy, the theory of consumer behavior
Steffen Rebennack
and demand, duality, welfare measures, policy instruments, preferences
over time and states of nature, and the fundamentals of game theory.
Teaching Associate Professors
Prerequisites: MATH111, EBGN509 (co-requisite) or permission of
instructor. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
Scott Houser
EBGN512. MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Becky Lafrancois
This course will provide an introduction to contemporary macroeconomic
concepts and analysis. Macroeconomics is the study of the behavior of
John M. Stermole
the economy as an aggregate. Topics include the equilibrium level of
Professors Emeriti
inflation, interest rates, unemployment and the growth in national income.
The impact of government fiscal and monetary policy on these variables
Carol A. Dahl
and the business cycle, with particular attention to the effects on the
mineral industry. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111;
Franklin J. Stermole
or permission of instructor.
John E. Tilton
EBGN515. ECONOMICS AND DECISION MAKING. 3.0 Hours.
The application of microeconomic theory to business strategy.
Robert E.D. Woolsey
Understanding the horizontal, vertical, and product boundaries of
the modern firm. A framework for analyzing the nature and extent of
Courses
competition in a firm's dynamic business environment. Developing
EBGN504. ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND INVESTMENT DECISION
strategies for creating and sustaining competitive advantage.
METHODS. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN521. MICROECONOMICS OF MINERAL AND ENERGY
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth, annual
MARKETS. 3.0 Hours.
worth, rate of return and break-even analysis are applied to after-tax
(II) The second of two courses dealing with applied microeconomic
economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
theory. This part concentrates on the behavior of the minerals and
Related topics emphasize proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation,
energy segment of the economy, the theory of production and cost,
(2) leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
derived demand, price and output level determination by firms, and
expected value concepts, and (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis
the competitive structure of product and input markets. Prerequisites:
and service producing alternatives. Case study analysis of a mineral
Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111, MATH530, EBGN509,
or petroleum investment situation is required. Students may not take
EBGN510; EBGN511 or permission of instructor.
EBGN504 for credit if they have completed EBGN321.
EBGN523. MINERAL AND ENERGY POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) An analysis of current topics in the news in mineral and energy
issues through the lens of economics. Since many of the topics involve
government policy, the course provides instruction related to the
economic foundations of mineral and energy policy analysis. 3 credit
hours.

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EBGN525. OPERATIONS RESEARCH: DETERMINISTIC
EBGN535. ECONOMICS OF METAL INDUSTRIES AND MARKETS. 3.0
OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
This course provides a scientific approach to planning and decision
Metal supply from main product, byproduct, and secondary production.
making problems that arise in business. The course covers deterministic
Metal demand and intensity of use analysis. Market organization and
optimization models such as linear programming, non-linear
price formation. Public policy, comparative advantage, and international
programming, integer programming, and network modeling. Applications
metal trade. Metals and economic development in the developing
of the models are covered using spreadsheets. The intent of the course
countries and former centrally planned economies. Environmental policy
is to enhance logical modeling ability and to develop quantitative
and mining and mineral processing. Students prepare and present a
managerial and spreadsheet skills. The models cover applications in
major research paper. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
the areas of earth, energy, production, logistics, work force scheduling,
MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
marketing and finance. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
EBGN536. MINERAL POLICIES AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT.
EBGN526. OPERATIONS RESEARCH: STOCHASTIC MODELING. 3.0
3.0 Hours.
Hours.
Identification and evaluation of international mineral investment policies
As a survey course in stochastic modeling, this course covers a range
and company responses using economic, business and legal concepts.
of topics including an introduction and review of probability models
Assessment of policy issues in light of stakeholder interests and needs.
(e.g., sample spaces, events, conditional probabilities, Bayes' formula),
Theoretical issues are introduced and then applied to case studies,
and of random variables; and, some subset of the following topics: (i)
policy drafting, and negotiation exercises to assure both conceptual and
Markov chains, (ii) Queuing Theory, (iii) Reliability Theory, (iv) Brownian
practical understanding of the issues. Special attention is given to the
motion, and (v) Simulation. Applications from a wide range of fields
formation of national policies and corporate decision making concerning
will be introduced including marketing, finance, production, logistics
fiscal regimes, project financing, environmental protection, land use and
and distribution, energy and service systems. In addition to an intuitive
local community concerns and the content of exploration and extraction
understanding of analytical techniques to model stochastic processes,
agreements. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111,
the course emphasizes how to use related software packages for
EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; permission of instructor.
managerial decision-making. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN540. ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN528. INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Included are the relevant theories associated with capital budgeting,
The course focuses on creating computerized models of real or proposed
financing decisions, and dividend policy. This course provides an
complex systems for performance evaluation. Simulation provides a cost
in-depth study of the theory and practice of corporate accounting
effective way of pre-testing proposed systems and answering ?what-if?
and financial management including a study of the firm's objectives,
questions before incurring the expense of actual implementations. The
investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, and working capital
course is instructed in the state-of-the-art computer lab (CTLM), where
management. Preparation and interpretation of financial statements
each student is equipped with a personal computer and interacts with
and the use of this financial information in evaluation and control of the
the instructor during the lecture. Professional version of a widely used
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
commercial software package, ?Arena?, is used to build models, analyze
EBGN541. INTERNATIONAL TRADE. 3.0 Hours.
and interpret the results. Other business analysis and productivity
Theories and evidence on international trade and development.
tools that enhance the analysis capabilities of the simulation software
Determinants of static and dynamic comparative advantage. The
are introduced to show how to search for optimal solutions within the
arguments for and against free trade. Economic development in
simulation models. Both discrete-event and continuous simulation
nonindustrialized countries. Sectoral development policies and
models are covered through extensive use of applications including call
industrialization. The special problems and opportunities created by
centers, various manufacturing operations, production/inventory systems,
extensive mineral resource endowments. The impact of value-added
bulk-material handling and mining, port operations, high-way traffic
processing and export diversification on development. Prerequisites:
systems and computer networks. Prerequisites: MATH111, MATH530; or
Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN511; or
permission of instructor.
permission of instructor.
EBGN530. ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY MARKETS.
EBGN542. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
3.0 Hours.
Role of energy and minerals in the development process. Sectoral
Application of models to understand markets for oil, gas, coal, electricity,
policies and their links with macroeconomic policies. Special
and renewable energy resources. Models, modeling techniques, and
attention to issues of revenue stabilization, resource largesse effects,
issues included are supply and demand, market structure, transportation
downstream processing, and diversification. Prerequisites: Principles
models, game theory, futures markets, environmental issues, energy
of Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509, EBGN511, EBGN512; or
policy, energy regulation, input/output models, energy conservation, and
permission of instructor.
dynamic optimization. The emphasis in the course is on the development
of appropriate models and their application to current issues in energy
markets. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111,
EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.

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EBGN546. INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT. 3.0
EBGN555. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
This course addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
This course covers institutional information, valuation theory and
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard form and
empirical analysis of alternative financial investments, including stocks,
other basics essential to understanding the Simplex method, the Simplex
bonds, mutual funds, ETS, and (to a limited extent) derivative securities.
method itself, duality theory, complementary slackness conditions,
Special attention is paid to the role of commodities (esp. metals and
and sensitivity analysis. As time permits, multi-objective programming
energy products) as an alternative investment class. After an overview
and stochastic programming are introduced. Applications of linear
of time value of money and arbitrage and their application to the
programming models discussed in this course include, but are not limited
valuation of stocks and bonds, there is extensive treatment of optimal
to, the areas of manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transportation
portfolio selection for risk averse investors, mean-variance efficient
and logistics, and the military. Prerequisite: MATH111; MATH332 or
portfolio theory, index models, and equilibrium theories of asset pricing
EBGN509; or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and arbitrage pricing
EBGN556. NETWORK MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
theory (APT). Market efficiency is discussed, as are its implications for
Network models are linear programming problems that possess special
passive and active approaches to investment management. Investment
mathematical structures. This course examines a variety of network
management functions and policies, and portfolio performance evaluation
models, specifically, spanning tree problems, shortest path problems,
are also considered. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
maximum flow problems, minimum cost flow problems, and transportation
MATH111, MATH530; or permission of instructor.
and assignment problems. For each class of problem, we present
EBGN547. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
applications in areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy, mining,
Analysis of the sources, causes and effects of risks associated with
transportation and logistics, and the military. We also discuss an
holding, operating and managing assets by individuals and organizations;
algorithm or two applicable to each problem class. As time permits, we
evaluation of the need and importance of managing these risks; and
explore combinatorial problems that can be depicted on graphs, e.g.,
discussion of the methods employed and the instruments utilized to
the traveling salesman problem and the Chinese postman problem,
achieve risk shifting objectives. The course concentrates on the use of
and discuss the tractability issues associated with these problems in
derivative assets in the risk management process. These derivatives
contrast to ?pure? network models. Prerequisites: MATH111; EBGN525
include futures, options, swaps, swaptions, caps, collars and floors.
or EBGN555; or permission of the instructor.
Exposure to market and credit risks will be explored and ways of handling
EBGN557. INTEGER PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
them will be reviewed and critiqued through analysis of case studies
This course addresses the formulation of linear integer programming
from the mineral and energy industries. Prerequisites: Principles of
models, examines the standard brand-and-bound algorithm for solving
Microeconomics, MATH111, MATH530, EBGN505; EBGN545 or
such models, and covers advanced topics related to increasing the
EBGN546; or permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN509,
tractability of such models. These advanced topics include the application
EBGN511.
of cutting planes and strong formulations, as well as decomposition
EBGN552. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
and reformulation techniques, e.g., Lagrangian relaxation, Benders
As an advanced course in optimization, this course will address both
decomposition, column generation. Prerequisites: MATH111; EBGN525
unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation and
or EBGN555; or permission of instructor.
corresponding algorithms (e.g., Gradient Search and Newton?s Method,
EBGN559. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
and Lagrange Multiplier Methods and Reduced Gradient Algorithms,
The focus of the course is to show how a firm can achieve better ?
respectively). Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and software will
supply-demand matching? through the implementation of rigorous
emphasize solving real-world problems in areas such as mining, energy,
mathematical models and various operational/tactical strategies. We
transportation, and the military. Prerequisite: MATH111; EBGN525 or
look at organizations as entities that must match the supply of what they
EBGN555; or permission of instructor.
produce with the demand for their products. A considerable portion of the
EBGN553. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
course is devoted to mathematical models that treat uncertainty in the
An introductory course focusing on analytical techniques for managing
supply-chain. Topics include managing economies of scale for functional
projects and on developing skills for effective project leadership and
products, managing market-mediation costs for innovative products,
management through analysis of case studies. Topics include project
make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick response strategies,
portfolio management, decomposition of project work, estimating
risk pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and revenue management.
resource requirements, planning and budgeting, scheduling, analysis of
Additional ?special topics? may be introduced, such as reverse logistics
uncertainty, resource loading and leveling, project monitoring and control,
issues in the supply-chain or contemporary operational and financial
earned value analysis and strategic project leadership. Guest speakers
hedging strategies, as time permits Prerequisites: MATH111, MATH530;
from industry discuss and amplify the relevance of course topics to
or permission of instructor.
their specific areas of application (construction, product development,
EBGN560. DECISION ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
engineering design, R&D, process development, etc.). Students learn
Introduction to the science of decision making and risk theory. Application
Microsoft Project and complete a course project using this software,
of decision analysis and utility theory to the analysis of strategic decision
demonstrating proficiency analyzing project progress and communicating
problems. Focuses on the application of quantitative methods to business
project information to stakeholders. Prerequisite: EBGN504 or permission
problems characterized by risk and uncertainty. Choice problems such as
of instructor.
decisions concerning major capital investments, corporate acquisitions,
new product introductions, and choices among alternative technologies
are conceptualized and structured using the concepts introduced in this
course. Prerequisite: EBGN504 or permission of instructor.

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EBGN563. MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN568. ADVANCED PROJECT ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
Case studies and reading assignments explore strategies for profiting
An advanced course in economic analysis that will look at more
from technology assets and technological innovation. The roles of
complex issues associated with valuing investments and projects.
strategy, core competencies, product and process development,
Discussion will focus on development and application of concepts in
manufacturing, R&D, marketing, strategic partnerships, alliances,
after-tax environments and look at other criteria and their impact in the
intellectual property, organizational architectures, leadership and politics
decision-making and valuation process. Applications to engineering and
are explored in the context of technological innovation. The critical role
technology aspects will be discussed. Effective presentation of results
of organizational knowledge and learning in a firm?s ability to leverage
will be an important component of the course. Prerequisite: EBGN504 or
technological innovation to gain competitive advantage is explored.
permission of instructor.
The relationships between an innovation, the competencies of the
EBGN569. BUSINESS ETHICS. 3.0 Hours.
innovating firm, the ease of duplication of the innovation by outsiders, the
This business and leadership ethics course is designed to immerse you in
nature of complementary assets needed to successfully commercialize
organizational ethical decision-making processes, issues, organizational
an innovation and the appropriate strategy for commercializing the
control mechanisms, and benefits of developing comprehensive and due
innovation are developed. Students explore the role of network effects in
diligence ethics programs. As a business practitioner, most activities both
commercialization strategies, particularly with respect to standards wars
inside and outside the organization have ethical dimensions. Particularly,
aimed at establishing new dominant designs. Prerequisite: EBGN5043
many business functions represent boundary spanning roles between the
recommended.
organization and outside constituents and as such present challenges
EBGN564. MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
in the areas of: honesty and fairness, deceptive advertising, price fixing
Develops interdisciplinary skills required for successful product
and anti-trust, product misrepresentation and liability, billing issues.
development in today?s competitive marketplace. Small product
This course explores organizational successes and failures to better
development teams step through the new product development process
understand how to manage this area. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
in detail, learning about available tools and techniques to execute each
EBGN570. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
process step along the way. Each student brings his or her individual
The role of markets and other economic considerations in controlling
disciplinary perspective to the team effort, and must learn to synthesize
pollution; the effect of environmental policy on resource allocation
that perspective with those of the other students in the group to develop a
incentives; the use of benefit/cost analysis in environmental policy
sound, marketable product. Prerequisite: EBGN563 recommended.
decisions and the associated problems with measuring benefits and
EBGN565. MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED COMPANIES.
costs. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111, EBGN509,
3.0 Hours.
EBGN510; or permission of instructor.
This class explores concepts and practices related to marketing in this
EBGN571. MARKETING RESEARCH. 3.0 Hours.
unique, fast-paced environment, including the defining characteristics of
The purpose of this course is to gain a deep understanding of the
high-technology industries; different types and patterns of innovations
marketing research decisions facing product managers in technology
and their marketing implications; the need for (and difficulties in) adopting
based companies. While the specific responsibilities of a product
a customer-orientation; tools used to gather marketing research/
manager vary across industries and firms, three main activities common
intelligence in technology-driven industries; use of strategic alliances
to the position are: (1) analysis of market information, (2) marketing
and partnerships in marketing technology; adaptations to the ?4 P?
strategy development, and (3) implementing strategy through marketing
s?; regulatory and ethical considerations in technological arenas.
mix decisions. In this course students will develop an understanding
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
of available marketing research methods and the ability to use
EBGN566. TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3.0 Hours.
marketing research information to make strategic and tactical decisions.
Introduces concepts related to starting and expanding a technological-
Prerequisite: MATH530.
based corporation. Presents ideas such as developing a business and
EBGN572. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY. 3.0 Hours.
financing plan, role of intellectual property, and the importance of a good
The purpose of this course is to gain understanding of the complexities
R&D program. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
presented by managing businesses in an international environment.
EBGN567. BUSINESS LAW AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
International business has grown rapidly in recent decades due to
Computer software and hardware are the most complex and rapidly
technological expansion, liberalization of government policies on trade
developing intellectual creations of modern man. Computers provide
and resource movements, development of institutions needed to support
unprecedented power in accessing and manipulating data. Computers
and facilitate international transactions, and increased global competition.
work in complex systems that require standardization and compatibility
Due to these factors, foreign countries increasingly are a source of both
to function. Each of these special features has engendered one or more
production and sales for domestic companies. Prerequisite: Permission of
bodies of law. Complex intellectual creation demands comprehensive
instructor.
intellectually property protection. Computer technology, however, differs
EBGN573. ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE. 3.0 Hours.
fundamentally from previous objects of intellectual property protection,
Entrepreneurial activity has been a potent source of innovation and
and thus does not fit easily into traditional copyright and patent law. This
job generation in the global economy. In the U.S., the majority of new
course covers topics that relate to these complex special features of
jobs are generated by new entrepreneurial firms. The financial issues
computer and technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
confronting entrepreneurial firms are drastically different from those of
established companies. The focus in this course will be on analyzing the
unique financial issues which face entrepreneurial firms and to develop
a set of skills that has wide applications for such situations. Prerequisite:
EBGN505 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: EBGN545 or
permission of instructor.

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EBGN574. INVENTING, PATENTING, AND LISCENSING. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN594. TIME-SERIES ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Hours.
The various forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks,
(II) This is a course in applied time-series econometrics. It covers
copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition are discussed; the
contemporary approaches for interpreting and analyzing time-series
terminology of inventing, patenting and licensing is reviewed, and an
economic data. Hypothesis testing and forecasting both receive attention.
overview of the complete process is given; the statutes most frequently
Topics include stochastic difference equations, stationary univariate
encountered in dealing with patents (35 USC ?101, ?102, ?103 and ?
models, applied forecasting, models with constant and time-varying
112) are introduced and explained; the basics of searching the prior
variance, deterministic and stochastic trend models and associated unit
art are presented; participants 'walk through' case histories illustrating
root and structural break tests, as well as single-equation and multiple-
inventing, patenting, licensing, as well as patent infringement and
equation time-series models that include error-correction techniques
litigation; the importance of proper documentation at all stages of the
and cointegration tests. Prerequisites: EBGN590 or EBGN303. 3 hours
process is explained; the "do's" and "don't" of disclosing inventions are
lecture; 3 semester hours.
presented; various types of agreements are discussed including license
EBGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
agreements; methods for evaluating the market potential of new products
Hour.
are presented; the resources available for inventors are reviewed;
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
inventing and patenting in the corporate environment are discussed; the
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
economic impacts of patents are addressed. Prerequisite: Permission of
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
instructor. Offered in Field session and Summer session only.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN575. ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUATION. 3.0
EBGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
The use of stochastic and option pricing techniques in mineral
faculty member when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
and energy asset valuation. The Hotelling Valuation Principle. The
content, and credit hours. Contact the Economics and Business Division
measurement of political risk and its impact on project value. Extensive
office for credit limits toward the degree.
use of real cases. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
MATH111, EBGN504, EBGN505, EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511; or
EBGN610. ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 3.0
permission of instructor.
Hours.
Optimal resource use in a dynamic context using mathematical
EBGN580. EXPLORATION ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
programming, optimal control theory and game theory. Constrained
Exploration planning and decision making for oil and gas, and metallic
optimization techniques are used to evaluate the impact of capital
minerals. Risk analysis. Historical trends in exploration activity and
constraints, exploration activity and environmental regulations.
productivity. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, EBGN510; or
Offered when student demand is sufficient. Prerequisites: Principles
permission of instructor. Offered when student demand is sufficient.
of Microeconomics, MATH111, MATH5301, EBGN509, EBGN510,
EBGN585. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
CAPSTONE. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN611. ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
This course represents the culmination of the ETM Program. This
A second graduate course in microeconomics, emphasizing state-of-
course is about the strategic management process ? how strategies
the-art theoretical and mathematical developments. Topics include
are developed and imple mented in organizations. It examines senior
consumer theory, production theory and the use of game theoretic and
management?s role in formulating strategy and the role that all an
dynamic optimization tools. Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics,
organization?s managers play in implementing a well thought out
MATH111, MATH5301, EBGN509, EBGN511; or permission of instructor.
strategy. Among the topics discussed in this course are (1) how
different industry conditions support different types of strategies; (2)
EBGN655. ADVANCED LINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
how industry conditions change and the implication of those changes
As an advanced course in optimization, this course will expand
for strategic management; and (3) how organizations develop and
upon topics in linear programming. Specific topics to be covered
maintain capabilities that lead to sustained competitive advantage.
include advanced formulation, column generation, interior point
This course consists of learning fundamental concepts associated
method, stochastic optimization, and numerical stability in linear
with strategic management process and competing in a web-based
programming. Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and software will
strategic management simulation to support the knowledge that you
emphasize solving real-world problems in areas such as mining, energy,
have developed. Prerequisites: MATH530, EBGN504; or permission of
transportation and the military. Prerequisites: EBGN555 or consent of
instructor.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN590. ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN657. ADVANCED INTEGER PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course covers the statistical methods used by economists to
As an advanced course in optimization, this course will expand upon
estimate economic relationships and empirically test economic theories.
topics in integer programming. Specific topics to be covered include
Topics covered include hypothesis testing, ordinary least squares,
advanced formulation, strong integer programming formulations,
specification error, serial correlations, heteroskedasticity, qualitative
Benders Decomposition, mixed integer programming cuts, constraint
and limited dependent variables, time series analysis and panel data.
programming, rounding heuristics, and persistence. Applications of
Prerequisites: MATH111, MATH530, EBGN509; or permission of
state-of-the-art hardware and software will emphasize solving real-world
instructor. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
problems in areas such as mining, energy, transportation and the military.
Prerequisites: EBGN557 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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EBGN690. ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Hours.
A second course in econometrics. Compared to EBGN590, this
course provides a more theoretical and mathematical understanding
of econometrics. Matrix algebra is used and model construction and
hypothesis testing are emphasized rather than forecasting. Prerequisites:
Principles of Microeconomics, MATH111, MATH530, EBGN509,
EBGN590; or permission of instructor. Recommended: EBGN511.
EBGN695. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Lectures provide an overview of methods used in economic research
relating to EPP and QBA/OR dissertations in Mineral Economics and
information on how to carry out research and present research results.
Students will be required to write and present a research paper that
will be submitted for publication. It is expected that this paper will lead
to a Ph.D. dissertation proposal. It is a good idea for students to start
thinking about potential dissertation topic areas as they study for their
qualifier. This course is also recommended for students writing Master?
s thesis or who want guidance in doing independent research relating
to the economics and business aspects of energy, minerals and related
environmental and technological topics. Prerequisites: MATH530,
EBGN509, EBGN510, EBGN511, EBGN590 or permission of instructor.
EBGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
Hour.
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Contact the Economics and Business Division
office for credit limits toward the degree.
EBGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Geology and Geological
Course work
48.0
Research
24.0
Engineering
Total Hours
72.0
Degrees Offered
Up to 24 relevant course credit hours may be awarded by the student's
Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee for completion of a Master
• Professional Master Degree (Petroleum Reservoir Systems) (Non-
of Science degree (at CSM or elsewhere). To ensure breadth of
Thesis)
background, the course of study to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
• Professional Master Degree (Mineral Exploration) (Non-Thesis)
(Geology) must include at least one graduate course in each of the
• Master of Engineering (Geological Engineer) (Non-Thesis)
fields of stratigraphy/sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics, and
• Master of Science (Geology)
petrology (this breadth requirement may be satisfied by courses already
• Master of Science (Geological Engineering)
taken as part of a Master of Science degree). At the discretion of the
• Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)
student's Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee, an appropriate course
may be substituted for one (and only one) of the fields above. All Doctor
• Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
of Philosophy (Geology) students must pass a qualifying examination and
Program Description
must complete an appropriate thesis based upon original research they
have conducted. A thesis proposal and course of study must be approved
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering offers Master
by the student's Doctoral Thesis Advisory Committee before the student
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Geology; and Master
begins substantial work on the thesis research.
of Engineering, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees in Geological Engineering. Professional Master Degrees
Prospective students should submit the results of the Graduate Record
are offered in Petroleum Reservoir Systems and Mineral Exploration.
Examination with their application for admission to graduate study. In the
Geological Engineering degrees require possession or acquisition of an
event that it is not possible, because of geographic and other restrictions,
undergraduate engineering degree or its equivalent.
to take the Graduate Record Examination prior to enrolling at Colorado
School of Mines, enrollment may be granted on a provisional basis
Graduate students desiring to study ground water, engineering geology/
subject to satisfactory completion of the examination within the first year
geotechnics, mining engineering geology and some environmental
of residence.
applications are generally expected to pursue the Geological Engineering
degree. Students desiring to study petroleum or minerals exploration
Prerequisites
or development sciences, and/or geology generally pursue Geology
Geology Program
degrees. Students are initially admitted to either geoscience or geological
engineering degree programs and must receive approval of the GE
The candidate for the degree of Master of Science (Geology) or Doctor
department Graduate Advisory Committee to switch degree category.
of Philosophy (Geology) must have completed the following or equivalent
subjects, for which credit toward an advanced degree will not be granted.
Program Requirements
• General Geology
Geology Degrees
• Structural Geology
The Master of Science (Geology) program will require 36 semester
• Field Geology (6 weeks)
hours of course and research credit hours (a maximum of 9 credit hours
• Mineralogy
may be 400-level course work). Twelve of the 36 credit hours must be
• Petrology
research credits. To ensure breadth of background, the course of study
• Stratigraphy
for the Master of Science (Geology) degree must include at least one
graduate course in each of the fields of stratigraphy/ sedimentology,
• Chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of physical or
structural geology/tectonics, and petrology. At the discretion of the
organic)
student's Thesis Advisory Committee, an appropriate course may be
• Mathematics (2 semesters of calculus)
substituted for one (and only one) of the fields above. All Master of
• An additional science course (other than geology) or advanced
Science (Geology) candidates must also complete an appropriate thesis,
mathematics
based upon original research they have conducted. A thesis proposal
• Physics (2 semesters)
and course of study must be approved by the student's Thesis Advisory
Committee before the candidate begins substantial work on the thesis
Professional Master Degree Programs:
research.
Candidates for the Professional Master Degree must possess an
The requirement for Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) program will
appropriate geosciences undergraduate degree or its equivalent.
be established individually by a student's Doctoral Thesis Advisory
Prerequisites are the same as those required for the Master of Science
Committee, but must meet the minimum requirements presented below.
(Geology) Degree.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) academic program will require a
minimum of 72 hours of course and research credit hours (a maximum
Engineering Programs
of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work). All students must
The candidate for the degree of Master of Engineering (Geological
complete:
Engineer), Master of Science (Geological Engineering) or Doctor of
Philosophy (Geological Engineering) must have completed the following

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or equivalent subjects. Graduate credit may be granted for courses at or
geology, mineral exploration techniques, and mining geosciences.
above the 400 level, if approved by the student’s advisory committee.
Admission to the program is competitive. Preference will be given
to applicants with a minimum of two years of industrial or equivalent
Mathematics
experience.
Four semesters including: Calculus (2 semesters) and one semester of
The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. A minimum of 15
any two of: calculus III, differential equations, probability and statistics,
credit hours must be accumulated in five of the following core areas:
numerical analysis, linear algebra, operations research, optimization.
• mineral deposits,
Basic Science
• mineral exploration,
• Chemistry (2 semesters)
• applied geophysics,
• Mineralogy and Petrology
• applied geochemistry,
• Physics (2 semesters)
• applied structural geology,
• Stratigraphy or Sedimentation
• petrology,
• Physical Geology
• field geology, and
• Computer Programming or GIS
• economic evaluation.
Engineering Science
An additional 15 credit hours may be selected from the course offerings
of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and allied
• Structural Geology and one semester in four of the following subjects:
departments including Mining Engineering, Economics and Business,
• Physical Chemistry or Thermodynamics
Geophysics, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgy and Materials
• Statics
Science, and Environmental Sciences.
• Mechanics of Materials
Selection of courses will be undertaken in consultation with the academic
• Fluid Mechanics
advisor. Up to 9 credit hours may be at the 400-level. All other credits
• Dynamics
towards the degree must be 500-level or above. A maximum of 9 credit
• Soil Mechanics
hours may be independent study focusing on a topic relevant to the
• Rock Mechanics
mineral exploration and mining industries.
Engineering Design
Prerequisites: Admission to the program is generally restricted to
individuals holding a four-year undergraduate degree in earth sciences.
• Field Geology
Candidates for the degree of Professional Master in Mineral Exploration
As part of the graduate program each student must take one semester in
must have completed the following or equivalent subjects, for which
two of the following subjects if such courses were not taken for a previous
credit toward the advanced degree will not be granted. These are
degree:
general geology, structural geology, field geology, mineralogy, petrology,
chemistry (2 semesters), mathematics (2 semesters of calculus), physics
• Mineral Deposits/Economic Geology
(1 semester), and an additional science course other than geology.
• Hydrogeology
• Engineering Geology
Professional Master in Petroleum Reservoir
Systems
and also as part of the graduate program one semester in three of the
following subjects if such courses were not taken for a previous degree:
This is a non-thesis, interdisciplinary master degree program jointly
administered by the departments of Geology and Geological Engineering,
• Foundation Engineering
Geophysics, and Petroleum Engineering. This program consists only of
• Engineering Hydrology
coursework in petroleum geoscience and engineering. No research is
• Geomorphology
required.
• Airphoto Interpretation, Photogeology, or Remote Sensing
General Administration
• Petroleum Geology
The three participating departments share oversight for this program
• Introduction to Mining
through a committee consisting of one faculty member from each of
• Introductory Geophysics
the three departments. Students gain admission to the program by
• Engineering Geology Design
application to any of the three sponsoring departments. Students are
• Mineral Exploration Design
administered by that department into which they first matriculate.
• Groundwater Engineering Design
Requirements
• Other engineering design courses as approved by the program
committee
The program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. Up to 9 credit hours
may be at the 400 level. All other credits toward the degree must be 500
Professional Master in Mineral Exploration
level or above.
This non-thesis, master degree program is designed for working
9 hours must consist of:
professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills, while
gaining a thorough up-date of advances across the spectrum of economic

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GPGN/
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
3.0
GEGN599 requires a project and report that demonstrate competence in
PEGNnull419
EVALUATION
the application of geological engineering principles that merits a grade of
or GPGN/
ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
B or better. The project topic and content of the report is determined by
PEGNnull519
the student’s advisor, in consultation with the student, and is approved by
the Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee. The format of
Select two of the following:
6.0
the report will follow the guidelines for a professional journal paper.
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
or GPGN439
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN /
The student, in consultation with the advisor, must prepare a formal
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
program of courses and independent study topic for approval by the
or PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
Geological Engineering Graduate Program Committee. The program
must be submitted to the committee on or before the end of the first week
GEGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND
of classes of the first semester.
DEVELOPMENT
or GPGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The most common difficulty in scheduling completion of the degree
or PEGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
involves satisfaction of prerequisites. Common deficiency courses
GEGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND
are Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Fluid Mechanics. These are
DEVELOPMENT
essential to the engineering underpinnings of the degree. An intense
program at CSM involving 18 credit hours each semester including
or GPGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Statics in the fall and Fluid Mechanics in the spring and 9 credits in the
or PEGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
summer including Mechanics of Materials, allows these classes to be
Total Hours
9.0
taken along with the standard program. Some students may choose to
take these prerequisites elsewhere before arriving on the CSM campus.
9 additional hours must consist of one course each from the 3
participating departments.
Engineering Geology/Geotechnics Specialty
(Non-Thesis)
The remaining 18 hours may consist of graduate courses from any of the
3 participating departments, or other courses approved by the committee.
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-thesis) with
Up to 6 hours may consist of independent study, including an industry
specialization in Engineering Geology/ Geotechnics must meet the
project.
prerequisite course requirements listed later in this section. Required
courses for the degree are:
Geological Engineering Degrees
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
4.0
The Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis) Program in Geological
Engineering outlined below may be completed by individuals already
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
holding undergraduate or advanced degrees or as a combined degree
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
3.0
program (see Graduate Degrees and Requirements (p. 12) section
GEGN570
CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL
3.0
of this bulletin) by individuals already matriculated as undergraduate
ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY
students at The Colorado School of Mines. The program is comprised of:
or GEGN571
ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
CORE
Course Work
30.0
GEGN573
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
INVESTIGATION
GEGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
6.0
GEGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
6.0
Total Hours
36.0
GEGN671
LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS &
3.0
Up to nine credit hours can be at the 400 level and the remainder
MITIGATION
will be 500 or 600 level. For the combined degree program, courses
or GEGN672
ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS
recommended as appropriate for double counting may be chosen from:
GE ELECT
Electives *
10.0
GEGN403
MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN
3.0
Total Hours
36.0
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
3.0
*
Electives and course substitutions are approved by the Geological
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN
3.0
Engineering Graduate Program Committee and must be consistent
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
with the program specialization. As part of their elective courses,
students are required to have an advanced course in both soil and
The typical program plan includes 15 course credit hours in both the
rock engineering. Possibilities for other electives include graduate-
fall and the spring terms followed by 6 independent study credit hours
level rock mechanics and rock engineering, soil mechanics and
during the summer term. The non-thesis degree includes three areas
foundations, ground water, site characterization, geographical
of specialization (engineering geology/geotechnics, ground-water
information systems (GIS), project management and geophysics, for
engineering, and mining geological engineering).
example.
All Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis) program will include the following
Ground Water Engineering/Hydrogeology
core requirements:
Specialty (Non-Thesis)
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
3.0
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-thesis) with
GEGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
6.0
specialization in Ground Water Engineering and Hydrogeology must meet

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the prerequisite course requirements listed later in this section. Required
*
Electives and course substitutions are approved by the Geological
courses for the degree (36 hours) are:
Engineering Graduate Program Committee and must be consistent
with the program specialization. Typically, the elective courses are
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
selected from the following topical areas: mineral deposits geology,
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (Fall)
3.0
ore microscopy, applied geophysics, applied geochemistry, remote
GEGN681
VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (Fall )
3.0
sensing, engineering geology, environmental geology, engineering
or GEGN581
ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY
economics / management, mineral processing, geostatistics,
geographic information systems, environmental or exploration and
GEGN509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
3.0
mining law, and computers sciences.
GEOCHEMISTRY (Fall or Spring)
or CEEN550
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
The Master of Science Degree Program in Geological Engineering
GEGN583
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of course and project/
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS (Spring)
research credit hours (a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
level course work), plus a Graduate Thesis. The degree includes
(Spring)
three areas of specialization (engineering geology/geotechnics,
groundwater engineering, and mining geological engineering) with
or CEEN575
HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
common requirements as follows:
GEGN575
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (Fall/Spring)
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
3.0
GEGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY Summer
6.0
GEGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
12.0
GE ELECT
RESEARCH CREDIT (minimum)
Electives *
9.0
GEGN
Course work, approved by the thesis committee
24.0
Total Hours
36.0
Total Hours
39.0
*
Electives and course substitutions are approved by the Geological
Engineering Graduate Program Committee and must be consistent
The content of the thesis is to be determined by the student’s advisory
with the program specialization. As part of their elective courses,
committee in consultation with the student. The Masters thesis must
students are required to have at least one additional advanced
demonstrate creative and comprehensive ability in the development or
course in hydrogeochemistry. Possibilities for other electives
application of geological engineering principles. The format of the thesis
include courses in site characterization, environmental science and
will follow the guidelines described under the Thesis Writer’s Guide.
engineering, geographical information systems (GIS), geochemistry,
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master of Science
and geophysics, for example.
degree with specialization in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics
requires:
Mining Geological Engineering Specialty
(Non-Thesis)
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
4.0
Students working towards a Masters of Engineering (non-thesis) with
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
specialization in Mining Geology must meet the prerequisite course
GEGN570
CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL
3.0
requirements listed later in this section. Required courses for the degree
ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY
are:
Select at least two of the following:
6.0
GEGN571
ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
GEGN573
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
or GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
INVESTIGATION
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
3.0
GEGN671
LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS &
GEOL515
ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS
3.0
MITIGATION
Selected Topics
2-4
GEGN672
ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS
MNGN523
SELECTED TOPICS (Surface Mine Design OR)
Total Hours
17.0
MNGN523
SELECTED TOPICS (Underground Mine Design)
GE ELECT
Typically, the additional courses are selected from the following topical
Elective *
3.0
areas: engineering geology, groundwater engineering, groundwater
GEOL505
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
3.0
modeling, soil mechanics and foundations, rock mechanics, underground
GEOL520
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GEOLOGY AND 3.0
construction, seismic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information
EXPLORATION OF ORE DEPOSITS
systems, construction management, finite element modeling, waste
GE ELECT
Elective *
6.0
management, environmental engineering, environmental law, engineering
management, and computer programming.
GEGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
6.0
Total Hours
33-35
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master of Science
degree with specialization in Ground Water also requires the following
courses:
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
4.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0

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GEGN583
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
GEGN581
ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY
3.0
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
GEGN669
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
1-2
2 Courses Selected as Follows:
6.0
HYDROGEOLOGY
CEEN550
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
GEGN681
VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY
3.0
CHEMISTRY
GEGN683
ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
3.0
CEEN580
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
and additional course work tailored to the student’s specific interests,
which are likely to include chemistry, engineering, environmental
GEGN509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
science, geophysics, math (particularly Partial Differential Equations),
GEOCHEMISTRY
microbiology, organic chemistry, contaminant transport, soil physics,
GEGN581
ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY
optimization, shallow resistivity or seismic methods. The student’s
Total Hours
17.0
advisory committee has the authority to approve elective courses and any
substitutions for required courses.
As nearly all ground water software is written in Fortran, if the student
does not know Fortran, a Fortran course must be taken before
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD specializing in
graduation, knowledge of other computer languages is encouraged.
Mining Geology also requires:
In addition to the common course requirements, the Master of Science
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
degree with specialization in Mining Geology also requires:
or GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
Specialty Areas (minimum)
17.0
GEOL505
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
3.0
GEOL515
ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS
3.0
Total Hours
17.0
GEOL520
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GEOLOGY AND 3.0
This will include about 5–6 courses (predominantly at 500 and 600
EXPLORATION OF ORE DEPOSITS
level) selected by the student in conjunction with the Masters program
MNGN523
SELECTED TOPICS (Surface Mine Design or
2.0
advisory committee. Specialty areas might include: mineral deposits
Underground Mine Design)
geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
Total Hours
15.0
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology, environmental
geology, geostatistics, geographic information systems, environmental or
Additional course work suited to the student’s specific interests and
exploration and mining law, engineering economics/ management, and
approved by the doctoral program committee. (Typically, the additional
computer sciences.
courses are selected from the following topical areas: mineral deposits
geology, mineral exploration, mining geology, mineral processing, applied
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering) degree requires a
geophysics, applied geochemistry, engineering geology, environmental
minimum of 72 hours course work and research combined. Requirements
geology, geostatistics, geographic information systems, environmental
include the same courses as for the Master of Science (Geological
or exploration and mining law, engineering economics/management, and
Engineering) with the additions noted below. After completing all
computer sciences).
coursework and an admission to candidacy application, the Dissertation
is completed under GEGN707 Graduate Research. The content of the
Geochemistry
dissertation is to be determined by the student's advisory committee
in consultation with the student. The dissertation must make a new
The Geochemistry Program is an interdisciplinary graduate program
contribution to the geological engineering profession. The format of the
administered by the departments of Geology and Geological Engineering
dissertation will follow the guidelines described under the Thesis Writer's
and Chemistry and Geochemistry. The geochemistry faculty from each
Guide. A minimum of 24 research credits must be taken. Up to 24 course
department are responsible for the operations of the program. Student
credit hours may be awarded by the candidate's Doctoral Thesis Advisory
reside in either Department. Please see the Geochemistry section of the
Committee for completion of a Master of Science degree (at CSM or
Bulletin for detailed information on this degree program.
elsewhere).
Hydrologic Science and Engineering
In addition to the common course requirements, a PhD specializing
The Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program is an
in Engineering Geology/Geotechnics requires additional course
interdisciplinary graduate program comprised of faculty from several
work tailored to the student’s specific interests and approved by
different CSM departments. Please see the Hydrologic Science and
the doctoral program committee. (Typically, the additional courses
Engineering section of the Bulletin for detailed information on this degree
are selected from the following topical areas: engineering geology,
program.
groundwater engineering, groundwater modeling, soil mechanics
and foundations, rock mechanics, underground construction,
Qualifying Examination
seismic hazards, geomorphology, geographic information systems,
construction management, finite element modeling, waste management,
Ph.D. students in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geochemistry, and
environmental engineering, environmental law, engineering management,
Hydrologic Science and Engineering must pass a qualifying examination
and computer programming.)
by the end of the second year of their programs. This timing may be
adjusted for part-time students. This examination will be administered by
In addition to the common course requirements listed previously, a PhD
the student's Doctoral committee and will consist of an oral and a written
specializing in Ground Water also requires:
examination, administered in a format to be determined by the Doctoral
Committee. Two negative votes in the Doctoral Committee constitute
failure of the examination. In case of failure of the qualifying examination,

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a re-examination may be given upon the recommendation of the Doctoral
Research Associate Professors
Committee and approval of the Graduate Dean. Only one re-examination
Donna S. Anderson
may be given.
Professor and Department Head
Mason Dykstra
Paul M. Santi
Nicholas B. Harris
Professors
Karin Hoal
Wendy J. Harrison
Research Assistant Professors
Murray W. Hitzman, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology
Jennifer L. Aschoff
Reed M. Maxwell
Jeremy Boak
John E. McCray, Department Head, Civil and Environment Engineering
Maeve Boland
Stephen A. Sonnenberg, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in
Mary Carr
Petroleum Geology
Brian Ebel
Richard F. Wendlandt
Professor Emerita
Associate Professors
Eileen P. Poeter
David A. Benson
Professors Emeriti
Jerry D. Higgins
John B. Curtis
John D. Humphrey
Thomas L.T. Grose
Thomas Monecke
John D. Haun
Piret Plink-Bjorklund
Neil F. Hurley
Kamini Singha, Joint appointment with Civil and Environmental
Keenan Lee
Engineering
Samuel B. Romberger
Bruce Trudgill
A. Keith Turner
Wei Zhou
John E. Warme
Assistant Professors
Robert J. Weimer
Alexander Gysi
Associate Professors Emeriti
Nigel M. Kelly
L. Graham Closs
Yvette Kuiper
Timothy A. Cross
Alexis Sitchler
Gregory S. Holden
Teaching Associate Professor
Courses
Christian V. Shorey
GEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0
Teaching Assistant Professor
Hours.
Elizabeth Holley
(I) Students work alone and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-
deltaic and valley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
Distinguished Scientist
course that shows students how to characterize and model subsurface
reservoir performance by integrating data, methods and concepts from
Charles F. Kluth
geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering. Activities include field
Research Professors
trips, computer modeling, written exercises and oral team presentations.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
David Pyles
semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
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GEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0
GEGN532. GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I or II) Techniques and strategy of data analysis in geology and
(I) Students work in multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems
geological engineering: basic statistics review, analysis of data
and case studies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
sequences, mapping, sampling and sample representativity, univariate
The course addresses emerging technologies and timely topics with
and multivariate statistics, geostatistics, and geographic information
a general focus on carbonate reservoirs. Activities include field trips,
systems (GIS). Practical experience with geological applications via
3D computer modeling, written exercises and oral team presentation.
supplied software and data sets from case histories. Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3
Introductory statistics course (MATH323 or MATH530 equivalent) or
semester hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
permission of instructor. 2 hours lecture/discussion; 3 hours lab; 3
semester hours.
GEGN509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY. 3.0
Hours.
GEGN570. CASE HISTORIES IN GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND
(I) Analytical, graphical and interpretive methods applied to aqueous
HYDROGEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
systems. Thermodynamic properties of water and aqueous solutions.
(I) Case histories in geological and geotechnical engineering, ground
Calculations and graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-
water, and waste management problems. Students are assigned
mineral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural aqueous
problems and must recommend solutions and/or prepare defendable
systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria between clays and
work plans. Discussions center on the role of the geological engineer
oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements and complexation in aqueous
in working with government regulators, private-sector clients, other
systems. Application of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous
consultants, and other special interest groups. Prerequisite: GEGN467,
systems. Light stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous
GEGN468, GEGN469, GEGN470 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
systems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3
lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN571. ADVANCED ENGINEERING GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN520. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS AND ROCKS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Emphasis will be on engineering geology mapping methods,
Introduction to the Industrial Minerals industry via appreciation of geologic
and geologic hazards assessment applied to site selection and site
occurrence, physical and chemical material properties, mining and
assessment for a variety of human activities. Prerequisite: GEGN468
processing considerations, and marketing of various commodities.
or equivalent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
Development of skills in preparation of commodity surveys, reserves and
alternate years.
resources classifications, and project appraisals. Required field trips to
GEGN573. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION. 3.0
operational sites and trip reports. Mid-term and final exams. Individual
Hours.
student commodity term project and presentation. Prerequisite: Senior or
(II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and monitoring for geotechnical
graduate status in earth resources field or consent of instructor. 3 hours
and hazardous waste sites, including: drilling and sampling methods,
lecture/seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years when student
sample logging, field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
demand is sufficient.
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and engineering
GEGN527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE
soils map construction. Projects will include technical writing for
DEPOSITS. 3.0 Hours.
investigations (reports, memos, proposals, workplans). Class will
(II) A study of organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis
culminate in practice conducting simulated investigations (using a
and modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological origin of
computer simulator). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis on contributions of
GEGN575. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
microorganisms to the nature of these deposits. Biochemical and thermal
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
changes which convert the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale,
(II) An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their
tar sand, coal, and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineering. Lecture
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic matter in
topics include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas source potential will be
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial modeling, data
discussed. Laboratory exercises will emphasize source rock evaluation,
quality and error propagation, methods of GIS evaluation and selection.
and oil-source rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite:
Laboratories will use Macintosh and DOS-based personal computer
CHGN221, GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
systems for GIS projects, as well as video-presentations. Visits to local
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
GIS laboratories, and field studies will be required. 2 hours lecture, 3
GEGN530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION. 1.0 Hour.
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(I) Clay mineral structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
GEGN578. GIS PROJECT DESIGN. 1-3 Hour.
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface area and
(I, II) Project implementation of GIS analysis. Projects may be undertaken
charge), geological occurrence, controls on their stabilities. Principles of
by individual students, or small student teams. Documentation of all
X-ray diffraction, including sample preparation techniques, data collection
project design stages, including user needs assessment, implementation
and interpretation, and clay separation and treatment methods. The
procedures, hardware and software selection, data sources and
use of scanning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution
acquisition, and project success assessment. Various GIS software
and morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
may be used; projects may involve 2-dimensional GIS, 3-dimensional
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEGN206 or equivalent, or consent of
subsurface models, or multi-dimensional time-series analysis.
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit, 1-3 semester hours,
depending on project. Offered on demand.

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GEGN581. ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN669. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY.
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
1-2 Hour.
measurement, and estimation of ground water param eters, fractured-
(I, II) Review of current literature and research regarding selected
rock flow, new or specialized methods of well hydraulics and pump tests,
topics in hydrogeology. Group discussion and individual participation.
tracer methods. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated into the course.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 to 2 semester hours; may be
repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
GEGN582. INTEGRATED SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY. 3.0
Hours.
GEGN670. ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
(I) This course provides a quantitative, integrated view of the hydrologic
Hours.
cycle. The movement and behavior of water in the atmosphere
(I, II) Review of current literature and research regarding selected topics
(including boundary layer dynamics and precipitation mechanisms),
in engineering geology. Group discussion and individual participation.
fluxes of water between the atmosphere and land surface (including
Guest speakers and field trips may be incorporated into the course.
evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, interception and through fall)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and connections between the water and energy balances (including
Repeatable for credit under different topics.
radiation and temperature) are discussed at a range of spatial and
GEGN671. LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS &
temporal scales. Additionally, movement of water along the land surface
MITIGATION. 3.0 Hours.
(overland flow and snow dynamics) and in the subsurface (saturated
(I) Geological investigation, analysis, and design of natural rock
and unsaturated flow) as well as surface-subsurface exchanges and
and soil slopes and mitigation of unstable slopes. Topics include
runoff generation are also covered. Finally, integration and connections
landslide types and processes, triggering mechanisms, mechanics of
within the hydrologic cycle and scaling of river systems are discussed.
movements, landslide investigation and characterization, monitoring
Prerequisites: Groundwater Engineering (GEGN466/GEGN467), Fluid
and instrumentation, soil slope stability analysis, rock slope stability
Mechanics (GEGN351/ EGGN351), math up to differential equations,
analysis, rock fall analysis, stabilization and risk reduction measures.
or equivalent classes as determined by the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisites: GEGN468, EGGN361, MNGN321, (or equivalents) or
semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN583. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUNDWATER
GEGN672. ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS. 3.0 Hours.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
Practical analysis and application of techniques in weak rock engineering,
(II) Lectures, assigned readings, and direct computer experience
ground-water control in construction, fluvial stabilization and control,
concerning the fundamentals and applications of finite-difference and
earthquake hazard assessment, engineering geology in construction,
finite-element numerical methods and analytical solutions to ground
engineering geology in dam investigation, and other current topics in
water flow and mass transport problems. Prerequisite: A knowledge of
geotechnics practice. Prerequisite: GEGN468, CEEN312, CEEN312L
FORTRAN programming, mathematics through differential and integral
and MNGN321. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
calculus, and GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
years.
semester hours.
GEGN673. ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0
GEGN584. FIELD METHODS IN HYDROLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) Design and implementation of tests that characterize surface and
(II) Application of geological principles and analytical techniques to solve
subsurface hydrologic systems, including data logger programming,
complex engineering problems related to geology, such as mitigation
sensor calibration, pumping tests, slug tests, infiltration tests, stream
of natural hazards, stabilization of earth materials, and optimization of
gauging and dilution measurements, and geophysical (EM, resistivity,
construction options. Design tools to be covered will include problem
and/or SP) surveys. Prerequisites: Groundwater Engineering (GEGN466/
solving techniques, optimization, reliability, maintainability, and economic
GEGN467, Surface Water Hydrology (ESGN582) or equivalent classes
analysis. Students will complete independent and group design projects,
as determined by the instructor. 2 hours lecture; 5 hours lab and field
as well as a case analysis of a design failure. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
exercises one day of the week. Days TBD by instructor; 3 semester
hours. Offered alternate years.
hours.
GEGN681. VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
(II) Study of the physics of unsaturated groundwater flow and
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
contaminant transport. Fundamental processes and data collection
(I, II) Special topics classes, taught on a one-time basis. May include
methods will be presented. The emphasis will be on analytic solutions
lecture, laboratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of
to the unsaturated flow equations and analysis of field data. Application
instructor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
to non-miscible fluids, such as gasoline, will be made. The fate of leaks
Repeatable for credit under different topics.
from underground tanks will be analyzed. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or
GEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
equivalent; Math through Differential Equations; or consent of instructor.
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Prerequisite:
Approval of instructor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.

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GEGN682. FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED ROCK. 3.0
GEOL505. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) Advanced Structural Geology builds on basic undergraduate Structural
(I) Explores the application of hydrologic and engineering principles to
Geology. Structures such as folds, faults, foliations, lineations and
flow and transport in fractured rock. Emphasis is on analysis of field
shear zones will be considered in detail. The course focuses on
data and the differences between flow and transport in porous media
microstructures, complex geometries and multiple generations of
and fractured rock. Teams work together throughout the semester
deformation. The laboratory consists of microscopy, in-class problems,
to solve problems using field data, collect and analyze field data,
and some field-based problems. Prerequisites: GEGN307, GEOL309,
and do independent research in flow and transport in fractured rock.
GEGN316, GEOL321, or equivalents. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab, and
Prerequisites: GEGN581 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit
field exercise; 3 semester hours.
hours. Offered alternate years.
GEOL507. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
GEGN683. ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Recent geologic ideas and literature reviewed. Preparation and oral
(II) Flow and solute transport modeling including: 1) advanced analytical
presentation of short papers. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour. Required
modeling methods; 2) finite elements, random-walk, and method of
of all geology candidates for advanced degrees during their enrollment on
characteristics numerical methods; 3) discussion of alternative computer
campus.
codes for modeling and presentation of the essential features of a
GEOL512. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
number of codes; 4) study of selection of appropriate computer codes
(I) Relationships among mineral chemistry, structure, crystallography, and
for specific modeling problems; 5) application of models to ground water
physical properties. Systematic treatments of structural representation,
problems; and 6) study of completed modeling projects through literature
defects, mineral stability and phase transitions, solid solutions,
review, reading and discussion. Prerequisite: GEGN509/CHGC509
substitution mechanisms, and advanced methods of mineral identification
or GEGN583, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
and characterization. Applications of principles using petrological
semester hours.
and environmental examples. Prerequisites: GEOL321, DCGN209
GEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
semester hours. Offered alternate years.
(I, II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
GEOL513. HYDROTHERMAL GEOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre-requisite:
(II) Geochemistry of high-temperature aqueous systems. Examines
Approval of instructor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
fundamental phase relationships in model systems at elevated
hours. Repeatable for credit.
temperatures and pressures. Major and trace element behavior during
GEGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
fluid-rock interaction. Theory and application of stable isotopes as applied
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
to hydrothermal mineral deposits. Review of the origin of hydrothermal
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
fluids and mechanisms of transport and deposition of ore minerals.
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
Includes the study of the geochemistry of magmatic aqueous systems,
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
geothermal systems, and submarine hydrothermal vents. Prerequisites:
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEGN401 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
semester hours.
GEGX571. GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Dispersion of trace metals from mineral deposits and their discovery.
GEOL514. BUSINESS OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Laboratory consists of analysis and statistical interpretation of data of
Examines the business side of mineral exploration including company
soils, stream sediments, vegetation, and rock in connection with field
structure, fundraising, stock market rules and regulations, and legal
problems. Term report required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2
environment. Reviews the types of minerals exploration companies,
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
differences between mineral sectors, rules and practices of listing a
minerals company on a stock exchange, and legal requirements of
GEOL501. APPLIED STRATIGRAPHY. 4.0 Hours.
listing and presenting data to stockholders. The course is centered on
(I) Review of basic concepts in siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology
lectures by industry representatives from the Denver area. Includes
and stratigraphy. Introduction to advanced concepts and their application
participation in a technical conference in Vancouver or Toronto and
to exploration and development of fossil fuels and stratiform mineral
meetings with lawyers, stockbrokers, and geoscientists working in the
deposits. Modern facies models and sequence-stratigraphic concepts
mineral industry. Prerequisites: GEGN401 or consent of instructor. 3
applied to solving stratigraphic problems in field and subsurface settings.
hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years
Prerequisites: GEOL314 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours
when student demand is sufficient.
lecture, 4 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL515. ADVANCED MINERAL DEPOSITS. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL502. STRUCTURAL METHODS FOR SEISMIC
(I) Geology of mineral systems at a deposit, district, and regional
INTERPRETATION. 3.0 Hours.
scale formed by magmatic-hydrothermal, sedimentary/basinal, and
(I) A practical course that covers the wide variety of structural methods
metamorphic processes. Emphasis will be placed on a systems approach
and techniques that are essential to produce a valid and coherent
to evaluating metal and sulfur sources, transportation paths, and
interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic reflection data in structurally complex
traps. Systems examined will vary by year and interest of the class.
areas. Topics covered include: Extensional tectonics, fold and thrust
Involves a team-oriented research project that includes review of current
belts, salt tectonics, inversion tectonics and strike-slip fault systems.
literature and laboratory research. Prerequisites: GEGN401 or consent of
Laboratory exercises are based on seismic datasets from a wide variety
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 5 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Repeatable for
of structural regimes from across the globe. The course includes a 4 day
credit.
field trip to SE Utah. Prerequisite: GEOL309 and GEOL314 or GEOL315,
or equivalents, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture/lab; 3 semester
hours.

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GEOL517. FIELD METHODS FOR ECONOMIC GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL522. TECTONICS AND SEDIMENTATION. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Methods of field practices related to mineral exploration and mining.
(II) Application and integration of advanced sedimentologic and
Lithology, structural geology, alteration, and mineralization vein-type
stratigraphic concepts to understand crustal deformation at a wide range
precious metal deposits. Mapping is conducted both underground at the
of spatial- and time-scales. Key concepts include: growth-strata analysis,
Edgar Test Mine and above ground in the Idaho Springs area. Drill core
interpretation of detrital composition (conglomerate unroofing sequences
and rock chips from different deposit types are utilized. Technical reports
and sandstone provenance trends), paleocurrent deflection and thinning
are prepared for each of four projects. Class is run on Saturday (9 am-4
trends, tectonic control on facies distribution and basic detrital zircon
pm) throughout the semester. Prerequisites: GEGN401 or consent of
and fission track analysis. Students will read a wide range of literature
instructor. 6 hours lab and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate
to explore the utility and limitation of traditional "tectonic signatures" in
years when student demand is sufficient.
stratigraphy, and will work on outcrop and subsurface datasets to master
these concepts. Special attention is paid to fold-thrust belt, extensional
GEOL518. MINERAL EXPLORATION. 3.0 Hours.
and salt-related deformation. The course has important applications in
(II) Mineral industry overview, deposit economics, target selection,
Petroleum Geology, Geologic Hazards, and Hydrogeology. Required:
deposit modeling, exploration technology, international exploration,
2-3 fieldtrips, class presentations, and a final paper that is written in a
environmental issues, program planning, proposal development. Team
peer-reviewed journal format. Prerequisites: GEOL314 or equivalent, and
development and presentation of an exploration proposal. Prerequisite:
GEOL309 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
GEOL515, GEOL520, or equivalent. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 3 hours lab;
Offered even years.
3 semester hours. Offered when student demand is sufficient.
GEOL523. REFLECTED LIGHT AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. 3.0
GEOL519. ABITIBI GEOLOGY AND EXPLORATION FIELD SCHOOL.
Hours.
3.0 Hours.
(I) Theoretical and practical aspects of reflected light and electron
(II, S) Methods of field practices related to mineral exploration and
microscopy. Emphasis will be placed on applications to ore deposit
mining. Regional and deposit-scale geology of Archean mineral deposits,
exploration and research. Lecture and discussion topics will highlight both
including lode gold deposits and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide
standard and new techniques and instrumentation including SEM and
deposits. Includes mineral prospect evaluation, structural geology,
QEMSCAN, as well as key questions in mineral deposit genesis which
physical volcanology, deposit definition, alteration mapping, mining
can be addressed using reflected light and electron microscopy. Includes
methods, ore processing, and metallurgy. Core logging, underground
detailed study of a selected suite of samples, with emphasis on mineral
stope mapping, open pit mapping, lithogeochemical sampling, and field-
identification, textural relationships, paragenetic sequences, and mineral
analytical techniques. Course involves a seminar in the spring semester
chemistry. Course culminates in a project. Prerequisites: GEGN401 or
that focuses on the geology and deposit types in the area to be visited.
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
An intense 14-day field trip is run in the summer semester. Each day
includes up to 4 hours of instruction in the field and 4 hours of team-
GEOL525. TECTONOTHERMAL EVOLUTION OF THE CONTINENTS.
oriented field exercises. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. 6 hours lab
3.0 Hours.
and seminar; 2 semester hours in spring, 1 semester hour in summer.
(I) Evolution of the continental crust with a specific focus on processes
Offered alternate years when student demand is sufficient.
occurring at collisional margins. Emphasis will be on the application of
metamorphic processes and concepts., including integration of major,
GEOL520. NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GEOLOGY AND
trace, and isotopic geochemistry of rocks and minerals to interpreting
EXPLORATION OF ORE DEPOSITS. 3.0 Hours.
and understanding the tectonic and thermal evolution of the crust
(I, II) Each topic unique and focused on a specific mineral deposit type
through space and time. Laboratory emphasizes the interpretation
or timely aspects of economic geology. Review of the geological and
of metamorphic textures and assemblages within the context of
geographic setting of a specific magmatic, hydrothermal, or sedimentary
geochemistry and deformation, and the application of thermodynamic
mineral deposit type. Detailed study of the physical and chemical
principles to the understanding of the thermal history of rocks and
characteristics of selected deposits and mining districts. Theory and
terrains. Prerequiste: Appropriate undergraduate optical mineralogy
application of geological field methods and geochemical investigations.
and petrology coursework (GEOL321 and GEGN307, or equivalent)
Includes a discussion of genetic models, exploration strategies, and
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours lab: 3
mining methods. Prerequistes: GEGN401 or consent of instructor. 2
semester hours. Offered alternate years.
hours lecture; 2 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEOL530. CLAY CHARACTERIZATION. 1.0 Hour.
GEOL521. FIELD AND ORE DEPOSIT GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Clay mineral structure, chemistry and classification, physical properties
(I, S) Field study of major mineral deposit districts inside and outside of
(flocculation and swelling, cation exchange capacity, surface area and
the USA. Examines regional and deposit-scale geology. Underground
charge), geological occurrence, controls on their stabilities. Principles of
and open pit mine visits and regional traverses. Topics addressed
X-ray diffraction, including sample preparation techniques, data collection
include deposit definition, structural geology, alteration mapping, mining
and interpretation, and clay separation and treatment methods. The
methods, and ore processing. Course involves a seminar in the spring
use of scanning electron microscopy to investigate clay distribution
semester that focuses on the geology and deposit types in the area to
and morphology. Methods of measuring cation exchange capacity
be visited. An intense 10-14 day field trip is run in the summer semester.
and surface area. Prerequisite: GEGN206 or equivalent, or consent of
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. 6 hours lab and seminar; 2 semester
instructor. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
hours in spring, 1 semester hour in summer. Offered alternate years
when student demand is sufficient. Repeatable for credit.

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GEOL540. ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOCHRONOLOGY. 3.0
GEOL570. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
Hours.
Hours.
(II) A study of the principles of geochronology and stable isotope
(II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite remote sensing
distributions with an emphasis on the application of these principles
of the Earth and planets. The lectures provide background on satellites,
to important case studies in igneous petrology and the formation of
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visible,
ore deposits. U, Th, and Pb isotopes, K-Ar, Rb-Sr, oxygen isotopes,
near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave
hydrogen isotopes, and carbon isotopes included. Prerequisite: Consent
and radio sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
involve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several applications
to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students
GEOL550. INTEGRATED BASIN MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
will complete independent term projects that are presented both written
(I) This course introduces students to principal methods in computer-
and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225
based basin modeling: structural modeling and tectonic restoration;
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
thermal modeling and hydrocarbon generation; and stratigraphic
modeling. Students apply techniques to real data set that includes
GEOL597. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
seismic and well data and learn to integrate results from multiple
GEOL598. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
approaches in interpreting a basin's history. The course is primarily a
1-3 Hour.
lab course. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A course background in
(I, II) Special topics classes, taught on a one-time basis. May include
structural geology, sedimentology/stratigraphy or organic geochemistry
lecture, laboratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of
will be helpful. 1 hour lecture, 5 hours labs; 3 semester hours.
instructor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 3 semester hours.
GEOL551. APPLIED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Repeatable for credit under different topics.
(II) Subjects to be covered include computer subsurface mapping
GEOL599. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-3 Hour.
and cross sections, petrophysical analysis of well data, digitizing well
(I, II) Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
logs, analyzing production decline curves, creating hydrocarbon-
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department. Variable
porosity-thickness maps, volumetric calculations, seismic structural and
credit; 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
stratigraphic mapping techniques, and basin modeling of hydrocarbon
generation. Students are exposed to three software packages used
GEOL601. FIELD STRATIGRAPHY. 1.0 Hour.
extensively by the oil and gas industry. Prerequisite: GEGN438 or
(II) Keynote lectures and a seminar series on select topics in stratigraphy,
GEOL609 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
linked to a field trip. Specific topics vary yearly depending on course
participant?s interests. Seminar discussions based on reading journal
GEOL552. UNCONVENTIONAL PETROLEUM SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
papers. Field trip consists of series of projects/exercises focused on
(II) Unconventional petroleum systems have emerged as a critical and
making field observations and deducing interpretations, based on
indispensable part of current US production and potential future reserves.
multiple hypotheses. Field trip includes specific observations and
Each of the 5 unconventional oil and 4 unconventional gas systems will
recognition criteria for depositional processes and environments, as
be discussed: what are they, world wide examples, required technology
well as for regional climatic and tectonic controls. Presentation required.
to evaluate and produce, environmental issues, and production/resource
Prerequisite: GEOL501. 3-4 seminars, 3 hours each, over the course of
numbers. The oil part of the course will be followed by looking at cores
the semester, and a field trip; 1 semester hour.
from these systems. The gas part of the course will include a field
trip to the Denver, Eagle, and Piceance Basins in Colorado to see
GEOL608. HISTORY OF GEOLOGICAL CONCEPTS. 3.0 Hours.
outstanding outcrops of actual producing units. Prerequisites: GEGN438
(II) Lectures and seminars concerning the history and philosophy of the
or GEOL609, GEGN527 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
science of geology; emphasis on the historical development of basic
semester hours. Offered alternate years.
geologic concepts. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
Required of all doctoral candidates in department. Offered alternate
GEOL553. GEOLOGY AND SEISMIC SIGNATURES OF RESERVOIR
years.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is a comprehensive look at the depositional models,
GEOL609. ADVANCED PETROLEUM GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
log signatures, characteristics, and seismic signatures for all the main
(II) Subjects to be covered involve consideration of basic chemical,
reservoirs we explore for and produce from in the subsurface. The first
physical, biological and geological processes and their relation to modern
half is devoted to the clastic reservoirs (12 in all); the second part to
concepts of oil/gas generation (including source rock deposition and
the carbonate reservoirs (7 total). The course will utilize many hands-
maturation), and migration/accumulation (including that occurring under
on exercises using actual seismic lines for the various reservoir types.
hydrodynamic conditions). Concepts will be applied to the historic and
Prerequisites: GEOL501 or GEOL314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
predictive occurrence of oil/gas to specific Rocky Mountain areas. In
Offered alternate years.
addition to lecture attendance, course work involves review of topical
papers and solution of typical problems. Prerequisite: GEGN438 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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GEOL610. ADVANCED SEDIMENTOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL624. CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND PETROLOGY. 3.0
(I) Keynote lectures, mixed with discussions, in-class exercises,
Hours.
core and field observations in a seminar series on sedimentology.
(II) Processes involved in the deposition of carbonate sediments
Introduction to current hot topics in sedimentology, and discussions
with an emphasis on Recent environments as analogs for ancient
on fundamental principles. Specific topics vary yearly depending
carbonate sequences. Carbonate facies recognition through bio-
on most recent advancements and course participant?s interests.
and lithofacies analysis, three-dimensional geometries, sedimentary
Quantitative sedimentology. Applications of sedimentology. All seminars
dynamics, sedimentary structures, and facies associations. Laboratory
are based on reading and discussing journal papers. Field trip to a
stresses identification of Recent carbonate sediments and thin section
modern environment. Essays and presentations required. Prerequisite:
analysis of carbonate classification, textures, non-skeletal and biogenic
GEOL501. Acceptable to take GEOL610 at the same time, as GEOL501.
constituents, diagenesis, and porosity evolution. Prerequisite: GEOL321
3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
and GEOL314 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture/seminar, 2 hours
lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL611. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY IN SEISMIC, WELL LOGS,
AND OUTCROP. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL628. ADVANCED IGNEOUS PETROLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Keynote lectures and a seminar series on the sequence stratigraphy
(I) Igneous processes and concepts, emphasizing the genesis, evolution,
of depositional systems, including both siliciclastics and carbonates
and emplacement of tectonically and geochemically diverse volcanic
and how they behave in changing sea-level, tectonic subsidence,
and plutonic occurrences. Tectonic controls on igneous activity and
and sediment supply conditions. Application of sequence stratigraphy
petrochemistry. Petrographic study of igneous suites, mineralized and
concepts to reflection seismic, well-log, and outcrop datasets. Field
non-mineralized, from diverse tectonic settings. Prerequisites: GEOL321,
trip and report required. Prerequisite: GEOL501. 3 hours lecture and
GEGN206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered
seminar; 3 semester hours.
alternate years.
GEOL613. GEOLOGIC RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
GEOL642. FIELD GEOLOGY. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II) Principles and practice of characterizing petro leum reservoirs using
(S) Field program operated concurrently with GEGN316 field camp to
geologic and engineering data, including well logs, sample descriptions,
familiarize the student with basic field technique, geologic principles,
routine and special core analysis and well tests. Emphasis is placed on
and regional geology of Rocky Mountains. Prerequisite: Undergraduate
practical analysis of such data sets from a variety of clastic petroleum
degree in geology and GEGN316 or equivalent. During summer field
reservoirs worldwide. These data sets are integrated into detailed
session; 1 to 3 semester hours.
characterizations, which then are used to solve practical oil and gas field
GEOL643. GRADUATE FIELD SEMINARS. 1-3 Hour.
problems. Prerequisites: GEGN438, GEOL501, GEOL505 or equivalents.
(I, II, S) Special advanced field programs emphasizing detailed study of
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
some aspects of geology. Normally conducted away from the Golden
GEOL617. THERMODYNAMICS AND MINERAL PHASE EQUILIBRIA.
campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to Ph.D. or advanced M.S. candidates.
3.0 Hours.
Usually taken after at least one year of graduate residence. Background
(I) Basic thermodynamics applied to natural geologic systems. Evaluation
requirements vary according to nature of field study. Consent of instructor
of mineral-vapor mineral solution, mineral-melt, and solid solution
and department head is required. Fees are assessed for field and living
equilibria with special emphasis on oxide, sulfide, and silicate systems.
expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be repeated for
Experimental and theoretical derivation, use, and application of phase
credit with consent of instructor.
diagrams relevant to natural rock systems. An emphasis will be placed
GEOL645. VOLCANOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
on problem solving rather than basic theory. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
(II) Assigned readings and seminar discussions on volcanic processes
equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and products. Principal topics include pyroclastic rocks, craters and
Offered alternate years.
calderas, caldron subsidence, diatremes, volcanic domes, origin and
GEOL621. PETROLOGY OF DETRITAL ROCKS. 3.0 Hours.
evolution of volcanic magmas, and relation of volcanism to alteration
(II) Compositions and textures of sandstones, siltstones, and mudrocks.
and mineralization. Petrographic study of selected suites of lava and
Relationship of compositions and textures of provenance, environment of
pyroclastic rocks in the laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1
deposition, and burial history. Development of porosity and permeability.
hour seminar, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Laboratory exercises emphasize use of petrographic thin sections, x-
GEOL653. CARBONATE DIAGENESIS AND GEOCHEMISTRY. 3.0
ray diffraction analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to examine
Hours.
detrital rocks. A term project is required, involving petrographic analysis
(II) Petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic approaches to the study of
of samples selected by student. Pre-requisites: GEGN206 , GEOL321 or
diagenetic changes in carbonate sediments and rocks. Topics covered
equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture and seminar, 3 hours
include major near-surface diagenetic environments, subaerial exposure,
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
dolomitization, burial diagenesis, carbonate aqueous equilibria, and
the carbonate geochemistry of trace elements and stable isotopes.
Laboratory stresses thin section recognition of diagenetic textures
and fabrics, x-ray diffraction, and geochemical/isotopic approaches to
diagenetic problems. Prerequisite: GEOL624 or equivalent or consent of
instructor. 4 to 6 hours lecture/ seminar/lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL699. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II). Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
geology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department. Variable
credit; 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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GEOL707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Geophysics
students to become thoroughly familiar with geological, mathematical,
and physical theory, in addition to exploring the theoretical and practical
aspects of the various geophysical methodologies.
Degrees Offered
• Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
Research Emphasis
• Master of Science (Geophysics)
The Department conducts research in a wide variety of areas that are
• Master of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
mostly related, but not restricted, to applied geophysics. Candidates
• Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysics)
interested in the research activities of a specific faculty member are
encouraged to visit the Department's website and to contact that
• Doctor of Philosophy (Geophysical Engineering)
faculty member directly. To give prospective candidates an idea of the
Program Description
types of research activities available in geophysics at CSM, a list of
the recognized research groups operating within the Department of
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of
Geophysics is given below.
Mines is recognized and respected around the world for its programs in
applied geophysical research and education.
The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) is a research group with
a total of four faculty members from the Department of Geophysics.
Geophysics is an interdisciplinary field -- a rich blend of disciplines such
With research sponsored by some 32 companies worldwide in the
as geology, physics, mathematics, computer science, and electrical
petroleum exploration industry, plus U.S. government agencies, CWP
engineering. Professionals working in the field of geophysics come from
emphasizes the development of theoretical and computational methods
programs in these allied disciplines, as well as from formal programs in
for imaging of the Earth’s subsurface, primarily through use of the
geophysics.
reflection seismic method. Researchers have been involved in forward
and inverse problems of wave propagation as well as data processing for
Geophysicists study and explore the Earth’s interior through physical
data obtained where the subsurface is complex, specifically where it is
measurements collected at the Earth’s surface, in boreholes, from
both heterogeneous and anisotropic. Further information about CWP can
aircraft, and from satellites. Using a combination of mathematics, physics,
be obtained at http://www.cwp.mines.edu.
geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer science, a geophysicist
analyzes these measurements to infer properties and processes within
The Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) integrates the
the Earth’s complex interior. Noninvasive imaging beneath the surface
acquisition and interpretation of multicomponent, three-dimensional
of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is analogous to noninvasive
seismic reflection and downhole data, with the geology and petroleum
imaging of the interior of the human body by medical specialists.
engineering of existing oil fields, in an attempt to understand the complex
properties of petroleum reservoirs. RCP is a multidisciplinary group with
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society, serves as the
faculty members from Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, and Geology.
repository of used products, and provides a home to all its inhabitants.
More information about RCP can be obtained at http://rcp.mines.edu/.
Therefore, geophysics and geophysical engineering have important roles
to play in the solution of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of
The Center for Gravity, Electrical & Magnetic Studies (CGEM) in
this planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
the Department of Geophysics is an academic research center that
growing population, evaluating sites for underground construction and
focuses on the quantitative interpretation of gravity, magnetic, electrical
containment of hazardous waste, monitoring noninvasively the aging
and electromagnetic, and surface nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
infrastructures (natural gas pipelines, water supplies, telecommunication
data in applied geophysics. The center brings together the diverse
conduits, transportation networks) of developed nations, mitigating the
expertise of faculty and students in these different geophysical methods
threat of geohazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches)
and works towards advancing the state of art in geophysical data
to populated areas, contributing to homeland security (including detection
interpretation for real-world problems. The emphases of CGEM research
and removal of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
are processing and inversion of applied geophysical data. The primary
changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to them, and
areas of application include petroleum exploration and production,
exploring other planets.
mineral exploration, geothermal, and geotechnical and engineering
problems. In addition, environmental problems, infrastructure mapping,
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists to explore for
archaeology, hydrogeophysics, and crustal studies are also research
hidden resources around the world. Engineering firms hire geophysical
areas within the Center. There are currently five major focus areas of
engineers to assess the Earth’s near-surface properties when sites
research within CGEM: Gravity and Magnetics Research Consortium
are chosen for large construction projects and waste-management
(GMRC), mineral exploration, geothermal exploration, surface NMR, and
operations. Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
hydrogeophysics. Research funding is provided by petroleum and mining
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
industries, ERDC, SERDP, and other agencies. More information about
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and government agencies
CGEM is available on the web at: http://geophysics.mines.edu/cgem/.
(such as the United States Geological Survey, NASA, and the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such
The Center for Rock Abuse is a rock-physics laboratory focusing
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal,
on research in rock and fluid properties for exploration and reservoir
and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade, 100%
monitoring. The primary goal of exploration and production geophysics
of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employment in their chosen
is to identify fluids, specifically hydrocarbons, in rocks. Current projects
field.
center on fluid distributions in rocks and how these distributions affect
characteristics such as wave attenuation, velocity dispersion and seismic
With 20 active faculty members and small class sizes, students
signature. http://crusher.mines.edu
receive individualized attention in a close-knit environment. Given the
interdisciplinary nature of geophysics, the graduate curriculum requires

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The Group for Hydrogeophysics and Porous Media focuses on
Geology and Geological Engineering share oversight for the Professional
combining geoelectrical (DC resistivity, complex conductivity, self-
Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program through a committee
potential, and EM) and gravity methods with rock physics models
consisting of one faculty member from each department. Students gain
at various scales and for various applications including the study of
admission to the program by application to any of the three sponsoring
contaminant plumes, geothermal systems, leakage in earth dams
departments. Students are administered by that department into which
and embankments, and active volcanoes. Website: http://www.andre-
they first matriculate. A minimum of 36 hours of course credit is required
revil.com/research.html
to complete the Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
program. Up to 9 credits may be earned in 400-level courses. All other
The Planetary Geophysics Group investigates the geophysical
credits toward the degree must be 500 level or above. At least 9 hours
evolution of the terrestrial planets and moons of our solar system
must consist of:
using a combination of numerical modeling and geophysical data
analysis. Research areas include planetary geodynamics, tectonics,
One course selected from the following:
and hydrology. More information is available at http://inside.mines.edu/
GPGN/
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3.0
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EVALUATION
The Earthquake and Active Tectonics Group investigates earthquakes
GPGN/
ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
3.0
and active faulting using a combination of remote sensing, field work,
PEGNnull519
dating techniques, and seismology. More information, including
Two courses selected from the following:
descriptions of recent and ongoing research, is available at http://
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
3.0
inside.mines.edu/~enissen/.
or GPGN439
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN /
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
Program Requirements
or PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
The Department offers both traditional, research-oriented graduate
GEGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND
3.0
programs and a non-thesis professional education program designed
DEVELOPMENT
to meet specific career objectives. The program of study is selected by
or GPGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
the student, in consultation with an advisor, and with thesis committee
or PEGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
approval, according to the student’s career needs and interests. Specific
GEGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND
3.0
degrees have specific requirements as detailed below.
DEVELOPMENT
Geophysical Engineering Program Objectives
or GPGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
or PEGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The principal objective for students pursuing the PhD degree in
Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering is: Geophysics PhD graduates
Also, 9 additional hours must consist of one course, each, from the
will be regarded by their employers as effective teachers and/or
3 participating departments. The remaining 18 hours may consist of
innovative researchers in their early-career peer group. In support of this
graduate courses from any of the 3 participating departments, or other
objective, the PhD programs in the Department of Geophysics are aimed
courses approved by the committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of
at achieving these student outcomes:
independent study, including an industry project.
• Graduates will command superior knowledge of Geophysics and
Master of Science Degrees: Geophysics and
fundamental related disciplines.
• Graduates will independently be able to conduct research leading to
Geophysical Engineering
significant new knowledge and Geophysical techniques.
Students may obtain a Master of Science Degree in either Geophysics or
• Graduates will be able to report their findings orally and in writing.
Geophysical Engineering, pursuant to the general and individual program
requirements outlined below.
The chief objective for students pursuing the MS degree in Geophysics or
Geophysical Engineering is: Geophysics MS graduates will be regarded
For either Master of Science degree, the minimum credits required
by their employers as effective practitioners addressing earth, energy
include:
and environmental problems with geophysical techniques. In support of
this objective, the MS programs in the Department of Geophysics aim to
Course credits
26.0
achieve these student outcomes:
Graduate research
12.0
Total Hours
38.0
• Graduates will command superior knowledge of Geophysics and
fundamental related disciplines.
While individual courses constituting the degree are determined by the
• Graduates will be able to conduct original research that results in new
student, and approved by the advisor and thesis committee, courses
knowledge and Geophysical techniques.
applied to all MS degrees must satisfy the following specific criteria:
• Graduates will be able to report their findings orally and in writing.
• All course, research, transfer, residence, and thesis requirements are
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir
as described in Registration and Tuition Classification and Graduate
Systems
Degrees and Requirements sections of the Bulletin.
• Up to 9 credits may be satisfied through 400 (senior) level
This is a multi-disciplinary, non-thesis master’s degree for students
coursework. All remaining course credits applied to the degree must
interested in working as geoscience professionals in the petroleum
be at the 500 level or above.
industry. The Departments of Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, and

102 Geophysics
• Students must include the following courses in their Master degree
• Up to 9 credits may be satisfied through 400 (senior) level
program:
coursework. All remaining course credits applied to the degree must
be at the 500 level or above.
LICM501
PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
1.0
• Students must include the following courses in their PhD program:
GPGN581
GRADUATE SEMINAR
1.0
GPGN707
LICM501
PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION
1.0
GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT beyond the required 12.0
26.0 course credits
SYGN502
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH ETHICS
1.0
GPGN681
GRADUATE SEMINAR ? PHD
1.0
• Additional courses may also be required by the student's advisor and
GPGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
24.0
committee to fulfill background requirements as described below.
RESEARCH CREDIT
Students are admitted into the Master of Science in Geophysics program.
Choose two of the following:
If a student would like to obtain the Master of Science in Geophysical
SYGN501
THE ART OF SCIENCE
1.0
Engineering, the student must submit a request to the Department
SYGN600
COLLEGE TEACHING
2.0
to change to the Master of Science in Geophysical Engineering.
LAIS601
ACADEMIC PUBLISHING
2.0
The coursework and thesis topic must meet the following specific
-
requirements. Note that these requirements are in addition to those
3.0
associated with the Master of Science in Geophysics.
• Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at CSM or while
• Additional courses may also be required by the student's advisor and
at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of engineering coursework. What
committee to fulfill background requirements described below.
constitutes coursework considered as engineering is determined by
Students are admitted into the PhD in Geophysics program. If a student
the Geophysics faculty.
would like to obtain the PhD in Geophysical Engineering, the student
• In the opinion of the Geophysics faculty, the student’s dissertation
must submit a request to the Department to change to the Doctor of
topic must be appropriate for inclusion as part of an Engineering
Philosophy in Geophysical Engineering. The coursework and thesis topic
degree.
must meet the following additional requirements:
As described in the Master of Science, Thesis and Thesis Defense
• Students must complete, either prior to their arrival at CSM or while
section of this Bulletin, all MS candidates must successfully defend their
at CSM, no fewer than 16 credits of engineering coursework. What
MS thesis in an open oral Thesis Defense. The guidelines for the Thesis
constitutes coursework considered as engineering is determined by
Defense enforced by the Department of Geophysics generally follow
the Geophysics faculty.
those outlined in in the Graduate Departments and Programs section
• In the opinion of the Geophysics faculty, the student’s dissertation
of the Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of Geophysics
topic must be appropriate for inclusion as part of an Engineering
requires students submit the final draft of their written thesis to their thesis
degree.
committee no later than three weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
Students in both PhD programs are also required to participate in a
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees: Geophysics
practical teaching experience. This must take place within a single
semester and include:
and Geophysical Engineering
We invite applications to our PhD program not only from those individuals
• Planning and delivery of a minimum of 6 lecture hours, or 4 lecture
with a background in geophysics, but also from those whose background
hours and 2 labs;
is in allied disciplines such as geology, physics, mathematics, computer
• Creating and evaluating students' homework and laboratory reports, if
science, and electrical engineering.
appropriate; and
• Holding office hours if necessary.
Students may obtain a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in either Geophysics
or Geophysical Engineering, pursuant to the general and individual
In both PhD programs, students must demonstrate the potential for
program requirements outlined below.
successful completion of independent research and enhance the
breadth of their expertise by completing a Doctoral Research Qualifying
For either PhD degree, at least 72 credits beyond the Bachelors Degree
Examination no later than two years from the date of enrollment in
are required. Of that total, at least 24 research credits are required. At
the program. An extension of one additional year may be petitioned
least 12 course credits must be completed in a minor program of study,
by students through their thesis committees. In the Department of
approved by the candidate's PhD thesis committee. Up to 36 course
Geophysics, the Doctoral Research Qualifying Examination consists of
credits may be awarded by the candidate's committee for completion of a
the preparation, presentation, and defense of one research project and
thesis-based Master's Degree.
a thesis proposal. The research project and thesis proposal used in this
process must conform to the standards posted on the Department of
While individual courses constituting the degree are determined by the
Geophysics website. As described in the Doctor of Philosophy Thesis
student and approved by the student's advisor and committee, courses
Defense section of this bulletin, all PhD candidates must successfully
applied to all PhD degrees must satisfy the following criteria:
defend their PhD thesis in an open oral Thesis Defense. The guidelines
• All course, research, minor degree programs, transfer, residence,
for the Thesis Defense enforced by the Department of Geophysics follow
and thesis requirements are as described in Registration and Tuition
those outlined in the Graduate Departments and Programs section
Classification and Graduate Degrees and Requirements sections of
of the Bulletin, with one exception. The Department of Geophysics
the Bulletin.

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requires students submit the final draft of their written thesis to their thesis
Yaoguo Li
committee not later than three weeks prior to the thesis defense date.
André Revil
Acceptable Thesis Formats
Paul Sava
In addition to traditional dissertations, the Department of Geophysics
also accepts dissertations that are compendia of papers published or
Assistant Professors
submitted to peer-reviewed journals. The following guidelines are applied
Edwin Nissen
by the Department in determining the suitability of a thesis submitted as a
series of written papers.
Andrei Swidinsky
• All papers included in the dissertation must have a common theme,
Professors Emeriti
as approved by a student’s thesis committee.
Frank A. Hadsell
• Papers should be submitted for inclusion in a dissertation in a uniform
format and typeset.
Alexander A. Kaufman
• In addition to the individual papers, students must prepare abstract,
introduction, discussion, and conclusions sections of the thesis that
Gary R. Olhoeft
tie together the individual papers into a unified dissertation.
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
• A student’s thesis committee might also require the preparation and
inclusion of various appendices with the dissertation in support of the
Research Professors
papers prepared explicitly for publication.
Norman Bleistein, University Emeritus Professor
Graduate Program Background
Kenneth L. Larner, University Emeritus Professor
Requirements
All graduate programs in Geophysics require that applicants have a
Research Associate Professor
background that includes the equivalent of adequate undergraduate
Robert D. Benson
preparation in the following areas:
Research Assistant Professor
• Mathematics – Linear Algebra or Linear Systems, Differential
Equations, and Computer Programming
Richard Krahenbuhl
• Physics – Classical Physics
Adjunct Faculty
• Geology – Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
• Geophysics – Courses that include theory and application in
Timothy Collett
three of the following areas: gravity/magnetics, seismic, electrical/
Gavin P. Hayes
electromagnetics, borehole geophysics, remote sensing, and physics
of the Earth
Stephen J. Hill
• Field experience in the hands-on application of several geophysical
methods
Charles P. Oden
• In addition, candidates in the Doctoral program are required to have
David J. Wald
no less than one year of college-level or two years of high-school-
level courses in a single foreign language, or be able to demonstrate
Distinguished Senior Scientists
proficiency in at least one language other than English.
Warren B. Hamilton
Professors
Misac N. Nabighian
Terence K. Young, Professor and Department Head
Courses
Michael L. Batzle, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics and Borehole
GPGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0
Geophysics
Hours.
Thomas L. Davis
(I) Students work alone and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-
deltaic and valley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
Dave Hale, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics
course that shows students how to characterize and model subsurface
reservoir performance by integrating data, methods and concepts from
Roel K. Snieder, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic Exploration Science
geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering. Activities include field
Ilya D. Tsvankin
trips, computer modeling, written exercises and oral team presentations.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
Associate Professors
semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
Thomas M. Boyd, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

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GPGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0
GPGN521. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
Hours.
EXPLORATION. 4.0 Hours.
(I) Students work in multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems
(II) Field or laboratory projects of interest to class members; topics for
and case studies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
lecture and laboratory selected from the following: new methods for
The course addresses emerging technologies and timely topics with
acquiring, processing and interpreting electrical and electromagnetic
a general focus on carbonate reservoirs. Activities include field trips,
data, methods for the solution of two- and three-dimensional EM
3D computer modeling, written exercises and oral team presentation.
problems, physical modeling, integrated inversions. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3
GPGN420 or GPGN520, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
semester hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
lab; 4 semester hours. Offered spring semester, even years.
GPGN507. NEAR-SURFACE FIELD METHODS. 3.0 Hours.
GPGN530. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Students design and implement data acquisition programs for all
(II) Introduction to geophysical techniques used in a variety of industries
forms of near-surface geophysical surveys. The result of each survey
(mining, petroleum, environmental and engineering) in exploring for new
is then modeled and discussed in the context of field design methods.
deposits, site design, etc. The methods studied include gravity, magnetic,
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
electrical, seismic, radiometric and borehole techniques. Emphasis
semester hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
on techniques and their applications are tailored to student interests.
The course, intended for non-geophysics students, will emphasize
GPGN509. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND
the theoretical basis for each technique, the instrumentation used and
PROCESSES IN ROCK, SOILS, AND FLUIDS. 3.0 Hours.
data collection, processing and interpretation procedures specific to
(I) Physical and chemical properties and processes that are measurable
each technique so that non-specialists can more effectively evaluate
with geophysical instruments are studied, including methods of
the results of geophysical investigations. Prerequisites: PHGN100,
measurement, interrelationships between properties, coupled processes,
PHGN200, MATH111, GEGN401 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
and processes which modify properties in pure phase minerals and fluids,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and in mineral mixtures (rocks and soils). Investigation of implications for
petroleum development, minerals extraction, groundwater exploration,
GPGN535. GEOPHYSICAL COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
and environmental remediation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
(I) A survey of computer programming skills most relevant to geophysical
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
data processing, visualization and analysis. Skills enhanced include
effective use of multiple programming languages, data structures,
GPGN511. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC EXPLORATION.
multicore systems, and computer memory hierarchies. Problems
4.0 Hours.
addressed include multidimensional geophysical image processing,
(I) Field or laboratory projects of interest to class members; topics
geophysical data acquired at scattered locations, finite-difference
for lecture and laboratory selected from the following: new methods
approximations to partial differential equations, and other computational
for acquiring, processing, and interpreting gravity and magnetic data,
problems encountered in research by students. Prerequisites: Experience
methods for the solution of two- and three-dimensional potential field
programming in Java, C, C++ or Fortran. 3 hours lecture, 3 credit hours.
problems, Fourier transforms as applied to gravity and magnetics, the
geologic implications of filtering gravity and magnetic data, equivalent
GPGN540. MINING GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
distributions, harmonic functions, inversions. Prerequisite: GPGN411 or
(I) Introduction to gravity, magnetic, electric, radiometric and borehole
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab and field; 4 semester
techniques used primarily by the mining industry in exploring for new
hours.
deposits but also applied extensively to petroleum, environmental and
engineering problems. The course, intended for graduate geophysics
GPGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION. 3.0 Hours.
students, will emphasize the theoretical basis for each technique, the
(II) A detailed review of well logging and other formation evaluation
instrumentation used and data collection, processing and interpretation
methods will be presented, with the emphasis on the imaging and
procedures specific to each technique. Prerequisites: GPGN221,
characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Advanced logging tools such
GPGN322, MATH111, MATH112, MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
as array induction, dipole sonic, and imaging tools will be discussed. The
hours.
second half of the course will offer in parallel sessions: for geologists
and petroleum engineers on subjects such as pulsed neutron logging,
GPGN551. WAVE PHENOMENA SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
nuclear magnetic resonance, production logging, and formation testing;
(I, II) Students will probe a range of current methodologies and issues in
for geophysicists on vertical seismic profiling, cross well acoustics and
seismic data processing, and discuss their ongoing and planned research
electro-magnetic surveys. Prerequisite: GPGN419/PEGN419 or consent
projects. Topic areas include: Statics estimation and compensation,
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
deconvolution, multiple suppression, wavelet estimation, imaging
and inversion, anisotropic velocity and amplitude analysis, seismic
GPGN520. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPLORATION.
interferometry, attenuation and dispersion, extraction of stratigraphic
4.0 Hours.
and lithologic information, and correlation of surface and borehole
(I) Electromagnetic theory. Instrumentation. Survey planning.
seismic data with well log data. Every student registers for GPGN551 in
Processing of data. Geologic interpretations. Methods and limitations
only the first semester in residence and receives a grade of PRG. The
of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and GPGN303, or consent of
grade is changed to a letter grade after the student's presentation of
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Offered fall
thesis research. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 hour seminar; 1
semester, odd years.
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GPGN552. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
GPGN562. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to basic principles of elasticity including Hooke?s
(II) The student will gain understanding of applications of deterministic
law, equation of motion, representation theorems, and reciprocity.
and statistical deconvolution for wavelet shaping, wavelet compression,
Representation of seismic sources, seismic moment tensor, radiation
and multiple suppression. Both reflection-based and refraction-based
from point sources in homogeneous isotropic media. Boundary
statistics estimation and correction for 2-D and 3-D seismic data will be
conditions, reflection/transmission coefficients of plane waves, plane-
covered, with some attention to problems where subsurface structure is
wave propagation in stratified media. Basics of wave propagation in
complex. Also for areas of complex subsurface structure, students will
attenuative media, brief description of seismic modeling methods.
be introduced to analytic and interactive methods of velocity estimation.
Prerequisite: GPGN461 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Where the near-surface is complex, poststack and prestack imaging
semester hours.
methods, such as layer replacement are introduced to derive dynamic
corrections to reflection data. Also discussed are special problems related
GPGN553. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
to the processing of multi-component seismic data for enhancement
(II) This course is focused on the physics of wave phenomena and
of shearwave information, and those related to processing of vertical
the importance of wave-theory results in exploration and earthquake
seismic profile data for separation of upgoing and downgoing P- and
seismology. Includes reflection and transmission problems for spherical
S- wave arrivals. Prerequisite: GPGN461 and GPGN561 or consent of
waves, methods of steepest descent and stationary phase, point-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester,
source radiation in layered isotropic media, surface and non-geometrical
odd years.
waves. Discussion of seismic modeling methods, fundamentals of
wave propagation in anisotropic and attenuative media. Prerequisite:
GPGN570. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
GPGN552 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hours.
Offered spring semester, even years.
(II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite remote sensing
of the Earth and planets. The lectures provide background on satellites,
GPGN555. INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE SEISMOLOGY. 3.0
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visible,
Hours.
near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave
(II) Introductory course in observational, engineering, and theoretical
and radio sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs
earthquake seismology. Topics include: seismogram interpretation,
involve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several applications
elastic plane waves and surface waves, source kinematics and
to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students
constraints from seismograms, seismicity and earthquake location,
will complete independent term projects that are presented both written
magnitude and intensity estimates, seismic hazard analysis, and
and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225
earthquake induced ground motions. Students interpret digital data from
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
globally distributed seismic stations. Prerequisite: GPGN461. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
GPGN574. GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS. 4.0 Hours.
(II) Description of world groundwater aquifers. Effects of water saturation
GPGN558. SEISMIC DATA INTERPRETATION. 3.0 Hours.
on the physical properties of rocks. Use of geophysical methods in
(II) Practical interpretation of seismic data used in exploration for hydro
the exploration, development and production of groundwater. Field
carbons. Integration with other sources of geological and geophysical
demonstrations of the application of the geophysical methods in the
information. Prerequisite: GPGN461, GEOL501 or equivalent or consent
solution of some groundwater problems. Prerequisite: Consent of
of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GPGN561. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I. 3.0 Hours.
GPGN575. PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to basic principles underlying the processing of seismic
(I) Of the solid planets and moons in our Solar System, no two bodies
data for suppression of various types of noise. Includes the rationale
are exactly alike. This class will provide an overview of the observed
for and methods for implementing different forms of gain to data, and
properties of the planets and moons, cover the basic physical processes
the use of various forms of stacking for noise suppression, such as
that govern their evolution, and then investigate how the planets
diversity stacking of Vibroseis data, normal-moveout correction and
differ and why. The overarching goals are to develop a quantitative
common-midpoint stacking, optimum-weight stacking, beam steering
understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of planetary
and the stack array. Also discussed are continuous and discrete oneand
surfaces and interiors, and to develop a deeper understanding of
two-dimensional data filtering, including Vibroseis correlation, spectral
the Earth by placing it in the broader context of the Solar System.
whitening, moveout filtering, data interpolation, slant stacking, and
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the continuous and discrete Radon transform for enhancing data
resolution and suppression of multiples and other forms of coherent
GPGN576. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE PLANETARY SCIENCES. 1.0
noise. Prerequisite: GPGN461 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Hour.
semester hours.
(I, II) Students will read and discuss papers on a particular topic in the
planetary sciences. The choice of topic will change each semester. The
emphasis is on key topics related to the current state and evolution of the
solid planets and moons in our solar system. Readings will include both
seminal papers and current research on the topic. Students will take turns
presenting summaries of the papers and leading the ensuing discussion.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or senior standing and permission of
the instructor. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

106 Geophysics
GPGN581. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
GPGN660. MATHEMATICS OF SEISMIC IMAGING AND MIGRATION.
(I, II) Presentation describing results of MS thesis research. All students
3.0 Hours.
must present their research at an approved public venue before the
(II) During the past 40 years geophysicists have developed many
degree is granted. Every MS student registers for GPGN581 only in his/
techniques (known collectively as ?migration?) for imaging geologic
her first semester in residence and receives a grade of PRG. Thereafter,
structures deep within the Earth?s subsurface. Beyond merely
students must attend the weekly Heiland Distinguished Lecture every
imaging strata, migration can provide information about important
semester in residence. The grade of PRG is changed to a letter grade
physical properties of rocks, necessary for the subsequent drilling and
after the student?s public research presentation and thesis defense are
development of oil- and gas-bearing formations within the Earth. In
both complete. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
this course the student will be introduced to the mathematical theory
underlying seismic migration, in the context of ?inverse scattering
GPGN597. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 12.0 Hours.
imaging theory.? The course is heavily oriented toward problem solving. 3
GPGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS. 1-6 Hour.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered spring semester, odd years.
(I, II) New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic faculty
GPGN681. GRADUATE SEMINAR ? PHD. 1.0 Hour.
is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the department head
(I, II) Presentation describing results of PhD thesis research. All students
for evaluation as a special topics course. If selected, the course can be
must present their research at an approved public venue before the
taught only once under the 598 title before becoming a part of the regular
degree is granted. Every PhD student registers for GPGN681 only in his/
curriculum under a new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent
her first semester in residence and receives a grade of PRG. Thereafter,
of department. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit under
students must attend the weekly Heiland Distinguished Lecture every
different titles.
semester in residence. The grade of PRG is changed to a letter grade
GPGN599. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS MS. 1-6 Hour.
after the student?s public research presentation and thesis defense are
(I, II) Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
both complete. 1 hour seminar, 1 semester hour.
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of department and ?
GPGN699. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION-PHD. 1-6 Hour.
Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the
(I, II) Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and extent of project. Variable 1
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of department and ?
to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit.
Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the
GPGN605. INVERSION THEORY. 3.0 Hours.
Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and extent of project, not to
(II) Introductory course in inverting geophysical observations for inferring
exceed 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
earth structure and processes. Techniques discussed include: Monte-
GPGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
Carlo procedures, Marquardt-Levenburg optimization, and generalized
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
linear inversion. In addition, aspects of probability theory, data and model
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
resolution, uniqueness considerations, and the use of a priori constraints
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
are presented. Students are required to apply the inversion methods
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
described to a problem of their choice and present the results as an oral
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
and written report. Prerequisite: MATH225 and knowledge of a scientific
programming language. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
SYGN501. THE ART OF SCIENCE. 1.0 Hour.
This course consists of class sessions and practical exercises. The
GPGN651. ADVANCED SEISMOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
content of the course is aimed at helping students acquire the skills
(I) In-depth discussion of wave propagation and seismic processing for
needed for a career in research. The class sessions cover topics such
anisotropic, heterogeneous media. Topics include influence of anisotropy
as the choice of a research topic, making a work plan and executing
on plane-wave velocities and polarizations, traveltime analysis for
that plan effectively, what to do when you are stuck, how to write a
transversely isotropic models, anisotropic velocity-analysis and imaging
publication and choose a journal for publication, how to write proposals,
methods, point-source radiation and Green?s function in anisotropic
the ethics of research, the academic career versus a career in industry,
media, inversion and processing of multicomponent seismic data,
time-management, and a variety of other topics. The course is open to
shear-wave splitting, and basics of seismic fracture characterization.
students with very different backgrounds; this ensures a rich and diverse
Prerequisites: GPGN552 and GPGN553 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
intellectual environment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour
lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 1 semester hour.
GPGN658. SEISMIC WAVEFIELD IMAGING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Seismic imaging is the process that converts seismograms, each
recorded as a function of time, to an image of the earth's subsurface,
which is a function of depth below the surface. The course emphasizes
imaging applications developed from first principles (elastodynamics
relations) to practical methods applicable to seismic wavefield data.
Techniques discussed include reverse-time migration and migration
by wavefield extrapolation, angle-domain imaging, migration velocity
analysis and analysis of angle-dependent reflectivity. Students do
independent term projects presented at the end of the term, under the
supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer. Prerequisite: Consent
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 107
Liberal Arts and International
See "Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs (http://
bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/programs)" elsewhere in this bulletin for
Studies
further details.
2014-2015
Admission Requirements
The requirements for admission into LAIS Graduate Programs are as
Degree Offered
follows:
• Master of International Political Economy of Resources
1. An undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average
Certificates Offered
(GPA) at or above 3.0 (4.0 scale) or be a CSM undergraduate with a
minimum GPA of 3.0 in LAIS course work.
• Graduate Certificate in International Political Economy
2. The GRE is required. Under certain circumstances, the GRE
• Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy
requirements can be waived. GMAT scores may be used in lieu of the
GRE.
Minors Offered
3. A TOEFL score of 580 (paper test), 237 (computer test), or 92-93
• International Political Economy of Resources
(Internet test) or higher is required for students who are non-native
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy
English speakers.
Program Description
Degree Offered
• Master of International Political Economy of Resources
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and nations face
major challenges in energy, natural resources, and the environment.
Requirements for a Master of International
While these challenges demand practical ingenuity from engineers
Political Economy of Resources (MIPER)
and applied scientists, solutions must also take into account social,
The interdisciplinary Master of International Political Economy of
political, economic, cultural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students,
Resources (MIPER) aims to train the next generation of social scientists,
as citizens and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
physical scientists, and engineers so that they possess the critical skills
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible intelligence,
to respond to the global challenges of natural resource management
original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
and energy policies in the 21st century. It trains them in quantitative and
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) expand
qualitative methodologies as well as enhancing their skills to understand,
students' professional capacities by providing opportunities to explore
analyze, and implement complex solutions in diverse social and political
the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Our curricula encourage
settings around the world. The program is writing- and research-intensive,
the development of critical thinking skills that will help students make
with a strong focus on verbal and written communication skills in critical
more informed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
issues facing the extractive industries, natural resource management,
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, history,
and national and global energy policies in the broader context of politics,
development, and sustainability. Students study ethical reasoning,
economics, culture and religion.
compare and contrast different economies and cultures, and develop
The Master of International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER)
arguments from data and analyze globalization. LAIS courses also foster
provides students with either a thesis-based or non-thesis professional
creativity by offering opportunities for self-discovery. Students conduct
degree that requires 36 semester hours. Students in the MIPER program
literary analyses, improve communication skills, play music, learn media
may choose to earn one or more minors in other departments. Please
theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster intellectual agility,
see the website https://miper.mines.edu/ for more information on specific
personal maturity, and respect for the complexity of our world.
courses associated with the degree.
The Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies offers a graduate
degree, the Master of International Political Economy of Resources
Non-Thesis Option
(MIPER); two graduate certificates in International Political Economy
Core Courses
15.0
(IPE); a graduate certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Elective Courses
21.0
Policy (STEP); and a graduate individual minor.
Total Hours
36.0
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree
Thesis Option
Programs
Core Courses
15.0
Some students may earn the master's degree as part of CSM's
Elective Courses
15.0
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate programs. Students participating in
Research
6.0
the combined degree program may double count up to 6 semester hours
Total Hours
36.0
of 400-level course work from their undergraduate course work.
Please note that CSM students interested in pursuing a Combined
Minors Offered
Undergraduate/Graduate program are encouraged to make an initial
• International Political Economy of Resources
contact with the MIPER Director after completion of the first semester of
• Science, Technology, Engineering and Policy
their sophomore year for counseling on degree application procedures,
admissions standards, and degree completion requirements.

108 Liberal Arts and International Studies
International Political Economy of Resources
Kathleen J. Hancock
(IPER) Graduate Minor
John R. Heilbrunn
The IPER minor requires a minimum of nine (9) semester hours for
Jon A. Leydens
Master students and twelve (12) semester hour for PhD students.
Students work with a full-time LAIS faculty member to create a minor
James D. Straker
that focuses on an area of interest to the student. Courses must be at
the 500- or 600-level and may include independent studies and speacial
Assistant Professors
topics. The minor must be approved by the student's graduate committee
Sylvia Gaylord
and by the LAIS Division.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Derrick Hudson, Director MIPER Program
Policy (STEP) Graduate Minor
Jessica Smith Rolston
The STEP graduate minor for the MS degree requires a minimum 9
Professors Emeriti
semester hours of course work. The STEP graduate minor for the
PhD degree requires a minimum 12 semester hours of course work.
W. John Cieslewicz
In all cases, the required course work must include LAIS586 Science
Wilton Eckley
and Technology Policy. Other courses may be selected from a list
of recommended courses posted and regularly updated on the LAIS
T. Graham Hereford
Science and Technology Policy Studies web site, a list which includes
some courses from other academic units. Among non-LAIS courses, the
Barbara M. Olds
MS minor is limited to one such course and the PhD minor and graduate
certificate are limited to two such courses. With the approval of the LAIS
Eul-Soo Pang
STEP adviser, it is also possible to utilize a limited number of other
Anton G. Pegis
courses from the CSM Bulletin as well as transfer courses from other
institutions. For more information. please contact Dr. Jason Delborne.
Thomas Philipose, University Emeritus Professor
Certificates Offered
Arthur B. Sacks
• Graduate Certificate in International Political Economy
Joseph D. Sneed
• Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Policy
Robert E.D. Woolsey
Graduate Certificates
Associate Professors Emeriti
The IPE Graduate Certificate program is 15 credit hour certificate
and may focus on either IPE theories, methods, and models; or on
Betty J. Cannon
specialization, such as regional development (Asia-Pacific, Latin
Kathleen H. Ochs
America, Africa, Russia, Eurasia, and the Middle East), international or
comparative political economy issues, and specific themes like trade,
Laura J. Pang
finance, the environment, gender and ethnicity. It must be approved by
the MIPER Director.
Karen B. Wiley
The STEP graduate certificate requires a minimum 15 semester hours of
Teaching Professors
course work and must include LAIS586 Science and Technology Policy.
James V. Jesudason
It must be approved by the STEP advisor.
Robert Klimek
Admissions requirements are the same as for the degree program.
Please see the MIPER Director for more information.
Toni Lefton
Professors
Sandy Woodson, Undergraduate Advisor
Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
Teaching Associate Professors
Juan C Lucena
Jonathan H. Cullison
Carl Mitcham
Paula A. Farca
Kenneth Osgood, Director of the McBride Honors Program
Cortney E. Holles
Associate Professors
Rose Pass
Hussein A. Amery
Teaching Assistant Professors
Tina L. Gianquitto, Interim Division Director
James Bishop

Colorado School of Mines 109
Olivia Burgess
LAIS535. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Explores the political economy of current and recent past development
Sara J. Hitt
strategies, models, efforts, and issues in Latin America, one of the most
dynamic regions of the world today. Development is understood to be a
Joseph Horan
nonlinear, complex set of processes involving political, economic, social,
Rachel Osgood
cultural, and environmental factors whose ultimate goal is to improve the
quality of life for individuals. The role of both the state and the market
Seth Tucker
in development processes will be examined. Topics to be covered will
vary as changing realities dictate but will be drawn from such subjects
Courses
as inequality of income distribution; the role of education and health
LAIS521. ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
care; region-markets; the impact of globalization; institution-building;
Analyzes environmental ethics and philosophy including the relation
corporatecommunity-state interfaces; neoliberalism; privatization;
of philosophical perspectives to policy decision making. Critically
democracy; and public policy formulation as it relates to development
examines often unstated ethical and/or philosophical assumptions
goals. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
about the environment and how these may complicate and occasionally
LAIS537. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
undermine productive policies. Policies that may be considered include
Explores the historical development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-
environmental protection, economic development, and energy production
industrial eras; its economic, political, and cultural transformation since
and use. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
World War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and unite the
LAIS523. ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0 Hours.
region; and globalization processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a
This course will examine historical and contemporary case studies in
single trading bloc. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
which science communication (or miscommunication) played key roles in
LAIS539. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
shaping policy outcomes and/or public perceptions. Examples of cases
This course invokes economic, political, social and historical dynamics
might include the recent controversies over hacked climate science
to help understand the development trajectories that the Middle East has
emails, nuclear power plant siting controversies, or discussions of
been on in recent decades. This research-intensive graduate seminar
ethics in classic environmental cases, such as the Dioxin pollution case.
discusses the development of Middle Eastern societies from their tribal
Students will study, analyze, and write about science communication and
and agrarian roots to post-industrial ones, and reflects on the pursuant
policy theories related to scientific uncertainty; the role of the scientist
contemporary security issues that both divide and unite the region, and
as communicator; and media ethics. Students will also be exposed to
analyzes the effects of globalization on econo.
a number of strategies for managing their encounters with the media,
LAIS541. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
as well as tools for assessing their communication responsibilities and
Provides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its goal is to
capacities. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
give students an understanding of the possibilities of African development
LAIS524. RHETORIC, ENERGY & PUBLIC PLCY. 3.0 Hours.
and the impediments that currently block its economic growth. Despite
An introduction to the ways in which rhetoric shapes public policy debates
substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and human capital,
that have broad social impact, particularly debates surrounding resource/
most African countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that
energy issues. Students study and evaluate some classical but mostly
have arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse of
contemporary rhetorical theories, as well as apply them to resource/
natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are beset with
energy-related case studies, such as sources within fossil or renewable
political instability and warfare. Readings give first an introduction to the
energy. Students write a research paper and make a policy-shaping
continent followed by a focus on the specific issues that confront African
contribution to an ongoing public policy debate in fossil or renewable
development today. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
energy.
LAIS542. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS525. MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Examines the relationship between natural resources and wars in Africa.
This course explores the ways that messages about the environment
It begins by discussing the complexity of Africa with its several many
and environmentalism are communicated in the mass media, fine arts,
languages, peoples, and geographic distinctions. Among the most vexing
and popular culture. The course will introduce students to key readings
challenges for Africa is the fact that the continent possesses such wealth
in communications, media studies, and cultural studies in order to
and yet still struggles with endemic warfare, which is hypothetically
understand the many ways in which the images, messages, and politics
caused by greed and competition over resource rents. Readings are
of ?nature? are constructed. Students will analyze their role as science
multidisciplinary and draw from policy studies, economics, and political
or technology communicators and will participate in the creation of
science. Students will acquire an understanding of different theoretical
communications projects related to environmental research on campus. 3
approaches from the social sciences to explain the relationship between
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
abundant natural resources and war in Africa. The course helps students
LAIS531. RELIGION AND SECURITY. 3.0 Hours.
apply the different theories to specific cases and productive sectors. 3
An introduction to the central topics in religion and society. Develops
hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
an analysis of civil society in 21st century contexts and connects this
analysis with leading debates about the relationship of religion and
security. Creates an understanding of diverse religious traditions from the
perspective of how they view security. 3 hours lecture and descission; 3
semester hours.

110 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS545. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS553. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 3.0
Introduces students to the field of International Political Economy
Hours.
(IPE) . IPE scholars examine the intersection between economics and
Studies core economic, cultural, political, and psychological variables
politics, with a focus on interactions between states, organizations,
that pertain to ethnic identity and ethnic contention, and analyzes their
and individuals around the world. Students will become familiar with
operation in a wide spectrum of conflict situations around the globe.
the three main schools of thought on IPE: Realism (mercantilism),
Considers ethnic contention in institutionalized contexts, such as the
Liberalism, and Historical Structuralism (including Marxism and feminism)
politics of affirmative action, as well as in non-institutionalized situations,
and will evaluate substantive issues such as the role of international
such as ethnic riots and genocide. Concludes by asking what can be
organizations (the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and
done to mitigate ethnic conflict and what might be the future of ethnic
the International Monetary Fund), the monetary and trading systems,
group identification. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
regional development, international development, foreign aid, debt
LAIS555. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
crises, multinational corporations, and globalization. 3 hours seminar; 3
Familiarizes students with the study of international organizations:
semester hours.
how they are created, how they are organized and what they try to
LAIS546. GLOBALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
accomplish. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with
Assesses the historical development of international political economy
the role of international organization in the world system as well as the
as a discipline. Originally studied as the harbinger of today's political
analytical tools used to analyze them. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and history, International
semester hours.
Political Economy is the multidisciplinary study of the relationship
LAIS556. POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA. 3.0 Hours.
between states and markets. A fuller understanding will be achieved
This seminar covers the major international economic and security
through research and data analysis as well as interpretation of case
issues affecting the fifteen states that once comprised the Soviet Union.
studies. Prerequisites: LAIS345 and any 400-level IPE course, or two
The class begins with an overview of the Soviet Union and its collapse
equivalent courses. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
in 1991, and then focuses on the major international economic and
LAIS548. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0
security dilemmas facing the former Soviet states and how the US,
Hours.
China, European Union and other countries, as well as international
Examines the increasing importance of environmental policy and politics
organizations affect politics in the former Soviet states. Special attention
in international political economy and global international relations.
will be paid to oil, natural gas, and other energy sectors in the region. 3
Using historical analysis and interdisciplinary environmental studies
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
perspectives, this course explores global environmental problems that
LAIS557. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
have prompted an array of international and global regimes and other
Introduces graduate students to the issue of international conflict
approaches to deal with them. It looks at the impact of environmental
management with an emphasis on conflict in resource abundant
policy and politics on development, and the role that state and nonstate
countries. Its goal is to develop analytic tools to acquire a systematic
actors play, especially in North-South relations and in the pursuit of
means to think about conflict management in the international political
sustainability. Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level; or one
economy and to assess and react to such events. The course addresses
IPE course at the 400 level; or one IPE course at the 300 level and one
the causes of contemporary conflicts with an initial focus on weak states,
environmental policy/issues course at the 400 level. 3 hours lecture and
armed insurgencies, and ethnic conflict. It then turns to intra-state war
discussion; 3 semester hours.
as a failure of conflict management before discussing state failure,
LAIS550. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Hours.
intractable conflicts, and efforts to build peace and reconstruct failed,
Uses social science analytical tools and readings as well as indices
post-conflict states. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
prepared by organizations, such as the World Bank and the International
LAIS558. NATURAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Monetary Fund, to create assessments of the political, social, economic,
Examines the relationship between natural resources and development.
environmental and security risks that multinational corporations may
It begins by discussing theories of development and how those theories
face as they expand operations around the world. Students will develop
account for specific choices among resource abundant countries. From
detailed political risk reports for specific countries that teams collectively
the theoretical readings, students examine sector specific topics in
select. Prerequisite: LAIS 545, IPE Minor, or instructor?s permission. 3
particular cases. These subjects include oil and natural gas in African
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and Central Asian countries; hard rock mining in West Africa and East
LAIS551. POL RISK ASSESS RESEARCH SEM. 1.0 Hour.
Asia; gemstone mining in Southern and West Africa; contracting in the
When offered, this international political economy seminar must be
extractive industries; and corporate social responsibility. Readings are
taken concurrently with LAIS450/LAIS550, Political Risk Assessment. Its
multidisciplinary and draw from policy studies, economics, and political
purpose is to acquaint the student with empirical research methods and
science to provide students an understanding of different theoretical
sources appropriate to conducting a political risk assessment study, and
approaches from the social sciences to explain the relationship between
to hone the students analytical abilities. Prerequisite: None. Concurrent
abundant natural resources and development. 3 hours lecture and
enrollment in LAIS450/LAIS550. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS552. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on development.
Readings are multidisciplinary and include policy studies, economics,
and political science. Students will acquire an understanding of what
constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects development, and what
they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might do
in circumstances in which bribe paying or taking might occur. 3 hours
lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS559. INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS577. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
This course has, as its primary aim, the equipping of a future consultant
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
to deal with the cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral, psychological,
Analyzes the relationship between engineering and sustainable
ethical, and political problems in the international workplace. Specific
community development (SCD) from historical, political, ethical, cultural,
materials covered are: Early experimentation with small group dynamics
and practical perspectives. Students will study and analyze different
relative to economic incentive; Hawthorne experiments; experiments
dimensions of sustainability, development, and "helping", and the role
of Asch on perception, Analysis of case studies of work productivity in
that engineering might play in each. Will include critical explorations of
service and technological industries. Review of work of F.W. Taylor,
strengths and limitations of dominant methods in engineering problem
Douglas McGregor, Blake & Mouton, and others in terms of optimum
solving, design and research for working in SCD. Through case-studies,
working conditions relative to wage and fringe benefits. Review ofNiccolo
students will analyze and evaluate projects in SCD and develop criteria
Machiavelli?s The Prince and the Discourses, and The Art of War by
for their evaluation. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
Sun Tzu with application to present times and international cultural
LAIS578. ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 3.0 Hours.
norms. The intent of this course is to teach the survival, report writing,
(II) Explores the meaning of social justice in different areas of social life
and presentation skills, and cultural awareness needed for success
and the role that engineers and engineering can play in promoting or
in the real international business world. The students are organized
defending social justice. Begins with students? exploration of their own
into small groups and do a case each week requiring a presentation
social locations, alliances, and resistances to social justice through critical
of their case study results, and a written report of the results as well.
engagement of interdisciplinary readings that challenge engineering
(Textbooks: Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor, Principles
mindsets. Offers understandings of why and how engineering has on
of Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Up
occasion been aligned with or divergent from specific social justice issues
The Organization by Robert Townsend, The Prince and the Discourses
and causes. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
of Niccolo Machiavelli, and The Managerial Grid by Blake & Mouton.) 3
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS586. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
Examines current issues relating to science and technology policy in the
LAIS560. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS. 3.0 Hours.
United States and, as appropriate, in other countries. 3 hours lecture and
Examines geopolitical theories and how they help us explain and
discussion; 3 semester hours.
understand contemporary developments in the world. Empirical evidence
from case studies help students develop a deeper understanding of the
LAIS587. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
interconnections between the political, economic, social, cultural and
Explores environmental policies and the political and governmental
geographic dimensions of governmental policies and corporate decisions.
processes that produce them. Group discussion and independent
Prerequisites: any two IPE courses at the 300-level, or one IPE course at
research on specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
the 400 level. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
focus on the U.S. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS564. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES.
LAIS588. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
3.0 Hours.
Examines water policies and the political and governmental processes
Teaches basic methods of quantitative empirical research in the social
that produce them, as an example of natural resource politics and policy
sciences. Places social science in the broader context of scientific inquiry
in general. Group discussion and independent research on specific
by addressing the role of observation and hypothesis testing in the social
politics and policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. 3
sciences. The focus is on linear regression and group comparisions, with
hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
attention to questions of research design, internal validity, and reliability.
LAIS589. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
3 hours lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
A general introduction to research and practice concerning policies
LAIS565. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
and practices relevant to the development and management of nuclear
Provides an introduction to foundational concepts, themes, and questions
power. Corequisite: PHGN590 Nuclear Reactor Physics or instructor
developed within the interdisciplinary field of science and technology
consent. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3 semester hours.
studies (STS). Readings address anthropological understandings of
LAIS590. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
laboratory practice, sociological perspectives on the settling of techno-
(II) The course begins with a brief introduction to global energy
scientific controversies, historical insights on the development of scientific
production and conservation, focusing on particular case studies that
institutions, philosophical stances on the interactions between technology
highlight the relationship among energy, society, and community in
and humans, and relationships between science and democracy.
different contexts. The course examines energy successes and failures
Students complete several writing assignments, present material from
wherein communities, governments, and/or energy companies come
readings and research, and help to facilitate discussion. 3 hours lecture
together to promote socially just and economically viable forms of energy
and discussion; 3 semester hours.
production/conservation. The course also explores conflicts driven by
LAIS570. HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. 3.0 Hours.
energy development. These case studies are supplemented by the
This course offers a critical examination of the history of scientific
expertise of guest speakers from industry, government, NGOs, and
thought, investigation, discovery, and controversy in a range of historical
elsewhere. Areas of focus include questioning the forward momentum of
contexts. This course, which examines the transition from descriptive
energy production, its social and environmental impact, including how it
and speculative science to quantitative and predictive science, will help
distributes power, resources and risks across different social groups and
students understand the broad context of science, technology, and social
communities. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
relations, a key component of the MEPS program framework. 3 hours
LAIS598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
lecture and discussion; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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LAIS599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS601. ACADEMIC PUBLISHING. NaN Hours.
Students will finish this course with increased knowledge of general and
discipline- specific writing conversations as well as the ability to use that
knowledge in publishing portions of theses or dissertations. Beyond the
research article, students will also have the opportunity to learn more
about genres such as conference abstracts, conference presentations,
literature reviews, and research funding proposals. Prerequisite: Must
have completed one full year (or equivalent) of graduate school course
work. Variable credit: 2 or 3 semester hours.
LAIS699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT.
1-15 Hour.
(I, II, S) GRADUATE THESIS/DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT
Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level thesis
or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the direct
supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and semester
hours. Repeatable for credit.
LICM501. PROFESSIONAL ORAL COMMUNICATION. 1.0 Hour.
A five-week course which teaches the fundamentals of effectively
preparing and presenting messages. "Hands-on" course emphasizing
short (5- and 10-minute) weekly presentations made in small groups
to simulate professional and corporate communications. Students
are encouraged to make formal presentations which relate to their
academic or professional fields. Extensive instruction in the use of
visuals. Presentations are rehearsed in class two days prior to the formal
presentations, all of which are video-taped and carefully evaluated. 1
hour lecture/lab; 1 semester hour.
SYGN502. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH ETHICS. 1.0 Hour.
A five-week course that introduces students to the various components
of responsible and research practices. Topics covered move from issues
related to the planning of research through the conducting of research
to the dissemination of research results. The course culminates with
students writing and defending their ethics statements. 1 hour lecture/lab;
1 semester hour.

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Mining Engineering
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mining and Earth Systems
Engineering requires a total of 72 credit hours, beyond the bachelor's
degree.
Degrees Offered
Course work (maximum)
48.0
• Master of Engineering (Engineer of Mines)
Research (minimum)
24.0
• Master of Science (Mining and Earth Systems Engineering)
• Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Earth Systems Engineering)
Total Hours
72.0
Program Description
Those with an MSc in an appropriate field may transfer a maximum of
30 credit hours of course work towards the 48 credit hour requirement
The program has two distinctive, but inherently interwoven specialties.
upon the approval of the advisor and thesis committee. The thesis must
be successfully defended before a doctoral committee.
The Mining Engineering area or specialty is predominantly for mining
engineers and it is directed towards the traditional mining engineering
Prerequisites
fields. Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas such
as mine planning and development, computer aided mine design,
Students entering a graduate program for the master’s or doctor’s
rock mechanics, operations research applied to the mineral industry,
degree are expected to have had much the same undergraduate training
environment and sustainability considerations, mine mechanization, mine
as that required at Colorado School of Mines in mining, if they are
evaluation, finance and management and similar mining engineering
interested in the traditional mining specialty. Students interested in the
topics.
Earth Systems engineering specialty with different engineering sub-
disciplinary background may also require special mining engineering
The Earth Systems Engineering area or specialty is designed to
subjects depending upon their graduate program. Deficiencies if any, will
be distinctly interdisciplinary by merging the mining engineering
be determined by the Department of Mining Engineering on the basis of
fundamentals with civil, geotechnical, environmental or other engineering
students’ education, experience, and graduate study.
into advanced study tracks in earth systems, rock mechanics and earth
structural systems, underground excavation, and construction systems.
For specific information on prerequisites, students are encouraged to
This specialty is open for engineers with different sub-disciplinary
refer to a copy of the Mining Engineering Department’s Departmental
backgrounds, but interested in working and/or considering performing
Guidelines and Regulations (p. 38) for Graduate Students, available from
research in mining, tunneling, excavation and underground construction
the Mining Engineering Department.
areas.
Required Curriculum
Graduate work is normally centered around subject areas such as site
characterization, environmental aspects, underground construction and
Graduate students, depending upon their specialty and background may
tunneling (including microtunneling), excavation methods and equipment,
be required to complete two of the three core courses listed below during
mechanization of mines and underground construction, environmental
their program of study at CSM. These courses are:
and management aspects, modeling and design in geoengineering.
MNGN508
ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS
3.0
Program Requirements
MNGN512
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
3.0
MNGN516
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
3.0
The Master of Science degree in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering
has two options available. Master of Science - Thesis and Master of
In addition, all full-time graduate students are required to register for
Science - Non-Thesis.
and attend MNGN625 - Graduate Mining Seminar each semester while
in residence, except in the case of extreme circumstances. For these
Thesis Option
circumstances, consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis
Course work (minimum)
21.0
by the coordinator or the Department Head. It is expected that part
Research, approved by the graduate committee
9.0
time students participate in MNGN625 as determined by the course
Master's Thesis
coordinator or the Department Head. Although it is mandatory to enroll in
MNGN625 each semester, this course will only count as one credit hour
Total Hours
30.0
for the total program.
Non-Thesis Option
Fields of Research
Course work (minimum) *
30.0
The Mining Engineering Department focuses on the following
*
Six (6) credit hours may be applied towards the analytical report
fundamental areas:
writing, if required.
• Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Stability of Underground and
Surface Excavations
The Master of Engineering degree (Engineer of Mines) in Mining
Engineering includes all the requirements for the M.S. degree, with the
• Computerized Mine Design and Related Applications (including
sole exception that an “engineering report” is required rather than a
Geostatistical Modeling)
Master’s Thesis.
• Advanced Integrated Mining Systems Incorporating Mine
Mechanization and Mechanical Mining Systems
• Underground Excavation (Tunneling) and Construction

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• Site Characterization and Geotechnical Investigations, Modeling and
GOGN502. SOLID MECHANICS APPLIED TO ROCKS. 3.0 Hours.
Design in Geoengineering.
An introduction to the deformation and failure of rocks and rock masses
• Rock Fragmentation
and to the flow of groundwater. Principles of displacement, strain and
stress, together with the equations of equilibrium are discussed. Elastic
• Mineral Processing, Communition, Separation Technology
and plastic constitutive laws, with and without time dependence, are
• Bulk Material Handling
introduced. Concepts of strain hardening and softening are summarized.
Department Head
Energy principles, energy changes caused by underground excavations,
stable and unstable equilibria are defined. Failure criteria for intact rock
Priscilla P. Nelson
and rock masses are explained. Principles of numerical techniques are
discussed and illustrated. Basic laws and modeling of groundwater flows
Professors
are introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Rock Mechanics. 3 hours
Kadri Dagdelen
lecture; 3 semester hours.
GOGN503. CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING LABORATORY.
Priscilla P. Nelson
3.0 Hours.
An applications oriented course covering: Advanced rock testing
M. Ugur Ozbay
procedures; dynamic rock properties determination; on-site
Associate Professors
measurements; and various rock mass modeling approaches.
Presentation of data in a format suitable for subsequent engineering
Mark Kuchta
design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Introductory courses in geology,
rock mechanics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hugh B. Miller
GOGN504. SURFACE STRUCTURES IN EARTH MATERIALS. 3.0
Masami Nakagawa
Hours.
Principles involved in the design and construction of surface structures
Assistant Professors
involving earth materials. Slopes and cuts. Retaining walls. Tailing dams.
Elizabeth A. Holley
Leach dumps. Foundations. Piles and piers. Extensive use of case
examples. Prerequisites: GOGN501, GOGN502, GOGN503. 3 hours
Rennie Kaunda
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Research Professors
GOGN505. UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION IN ROCK. 3.0 Hours.
Components of stress, stress distributions, underground excavation
Jurgen F. Brune
failure mechanisms, optimum orientation and shape of excavations,
excavation stability, excavation support design, ground treatment
M. Stephen Enders
and rock pre-reinforcement, drill and blast excavations, mechanical
Research Associate Professor
excavation, material haulage, ventilation and power supply, labor
requirements and training, scheduling and costing of underground
Vilem Petr
excavations, and case histories. Prerequisites: GOGN501, GOGN502,
GOGN503. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Adjunct Faculty
GOGN625. GEO-ENGINEERING SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
John W. Grubb
Discussions presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting lectures
on research and development topics of general interest. Required of all
Wm. Mark Hart
graduate students in Geo-Engineering every semester, during residence.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Geo-Engineering Program. 1 semester hour
Raymond Henn
upon completion of thesis or residence.
Paul Jones
MNGN501. REGULATORY MINING LAWS AND CONTRACTS. 3.0
Hours.
Andy Schissler
(I) Basic fundamentals of engineering law, regulations of federal and
D. Erik Spiller
state laws pertaining to the mineral industry and environment control.
Basic concepts of mining contracts. Offered in even numbered years.
William R. Wilson
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours. Offered in even years.
Courses
GOGN501. SITE INVESTIGATION AND CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0
Hours.
An applications oriented course covering: geological data collection,
geophysical methods for site investigation; hydrological data collection;
materials properties determination; and various engineering classification
systems. Presentation of data in a format suitable for subsequent
engineering design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Introductory
courses in geology, rock mechanics, and soil mechanics. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.

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MNGN503. MINING TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE
MNGN509. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 2.0 Hours.
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Successful implementation and management of surface and
(I, II) The primary focus of this course is to provide students an
underground construction projects, preparation of contract documents,
understanding of the fundamental principles of sustainability and how
project bidding and estimating, contract awarding and notice to proceed,
they influence the technical components of a mine's life cycle, beginning
value engineering, risk management, construction management
during project feasibility and extending through operations to closure
and dispute resolution, evaluation of differing site conditions claims.
and site reclamation. Course discussions will address a wide range of
Prerequisite: MNGN210 or Instructor?s consent, 2 hour lecture, 2
traditional engineering topics that have specific relevance and impact to
semester hours.
local and regional communities, such as mining methods and systems,
MNGN510. FUNDAMENTALS OF MINING AND MINERAL RESOURCE
mine plant design and layout, mine operations and supervision, resource
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
utilization and cutoff grades, and labor. The course will emphasize the
Specifically designed for non-majors, the primary focus of this course is
importance of integrating social, political, and economic considerations
to provide students with a fundamental understanding of how mineral
into technical decision-making and problem solving. 3 hours lecture; 3
resources are found, developed, mined, and ultimately reclaimed.
semester hours.
The course will present a wide range of traditional engineering and
MNGN504. TUNNELING. 3.0 Hours.
economic topics related to: exploration and resource characterization,
(II) Modern tunneling techniques. Emphasis on evaluation of ground
project feasibility, mining methods and systems, mine plant design
conditions. Estimation of support requirements, methods of tunnel driving
and layout, mine operations and scheduling, labor, and environmental
and boring, design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
and safety considerations. The course will emphasize the importance
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of integrating social (human), political, and environmental issues into
technical decision-making and design. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN505. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) The course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of mine
MNGN511. MINING INVESTIGATIONS. 2-4 Hour.
layouts developed in both underground and surface. Underground mining
(I, II) Investigational problems associated with any important aspect of
sections include design of coal and hard rock pillars, mine layout design
mining. Choice of problem is arranged between student and instructor.
for tabular and massive ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Lecture, consultation, lab, and
or ore bodies, performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon
assigned reading; 2 to 4 semester hours.
of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers rock mass
MNGN512. SURFACE MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated in rock masses,
Analysis of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
probabilistic and deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and
mining system components with emphasis on minimization of adverse
remedial measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or
environmental impact and maximization of efficient use of mineral
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
resources. Ore estimates, unit operations, equipment selection, final
MNGN506. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
pit determinations, short- and long-range planning, road layouts, dump
EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
planning, and cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
Design of underground excavations and support. Analysis of stress
semester hours.
and rock mass deformations around excavations using analytical and
MNGN514. MINING ROBOTICS. 3.0 Hours.
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation of insitu and
(I) Fundamentals of robotics as applied to the mining industry. The focus
laboratory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating systems
is on mobile robotic vehicles. Topics covered are mining applications,
for site characterization and excavation design. Study of support types
introduction and history of mobile robotics, sensors, including vision,
and selection of support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
problems of sensing variations in rock properties, problems of
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
representing human knowledge in control systems, machine condition
Instructor?s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
diagnostics, kinematics, and path finding. Prerequisite: CSCI404 or
years.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
MNGN507. ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING. 3.0 Hours.
years.
(I) An advanced study of the theories of rock penetration including
MNGN515. MINE MECHANIZATION AND AUTOMATION. 3.0 Hours.
percussion, rotary, and rotary percussion drilling. Rock fragmentation
This course will provide an in-depth study of the current state of the art
including explosives and the theories of blasting rock. Application of
and future trends in mine mechanization and mine automation systems
theory to drilling and blasting practice at mines, pits, and quarries.
for both surface and underground mining, review the infrastructure
Prerequisite: MNGN407. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
required to support mine automation, and analyze the potential economic
odd years.
and health and safety benefits. Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN314,
MNGN508. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN316, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
Analytical and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and
semester hours. Fall of odd years.
displacements induced around engineering excavations in rock. Insitu
MNGN516. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation behavior of rocks.
Selection, design, and development of most suitable underground
Measurement and monitoring techniques in rock mechanics. Principles
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological properties
of design of excavation in rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and
of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics), conservation
empirical design methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches
considerations, and associated environmental impacts. Reserve
to rock engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
estimates, development and production planning, engineering drawings
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of structures
for development and extraction, underground haulage systems, and
in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Prerequisite:
cost estimates. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
MNGN321 or professor?s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.

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MNGN517. ADVANCED UNDERGROUND MINING. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN525. INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES IN ROCK
(II) Review and evaluation of new developments in advanced
MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
underground mining systems to achieve improved productivity and
(I) Principles of stress and infinitesimal strain analysis are summarized,
reduced costs. The major topics covered include: mechanical excavation
linear constitutive laws and energy methods are reviewed. Continuous
techniques for mine development and production, new haulage and
and laminated models of stratified rock masses are introduced.
vertical conveyance systems, advanced ground support and roof
The general concepts of the boundary element and finite element
control methods, mine automation and monitoring, new mining systems
methods are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the boundary element
and future trends in automated, high productivity mining schemes.
approach with displacement discontinui ties, because of its relevance
Prerequisite: Underground Mine Design (e.g., MNGN314). 3 hours
to the modeling of the extraction of tabular mineral bodies and to the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
mobilization of faults, joints, etc. Several practical problems, selected
from rock mechanics and subsidence engineering practices, are treated
MNGN518. ADVANCED BULK UNDERGROUND MINING
to demonstrate applications of the techniques. Prerequi site: MNGN321,
TECHNIQUES. 3.0 Hours.
EGGN320, or equivalent courses, MATH455 or consent of instructor. 3
This course will provide advanced knowledge and understanding of
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
the current state-of-the-art in design, development, and production in
underground hard rock mining using bulk-mining methods. Design and
MNGN526. MODELING AND MEASURING IN GEOMECHANICS. 3.0
layout of sublevel caving, block caving, open stoping and blasthole
Hours.
stoping systems. Equipment selection, production scheduling, ventilation
(II) Introduction to instruments and instrumen tation systems used
design, and mining costs. Prerequisites: MNGN314, MNGN516, or
for making field measurements (stress, convergence, deformation,
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
load, etc.) in geomechanics. Techniques for determining rock mass
Spring of odd years.
strength and deformability. Design of field measurement programs.
Interpretation of field data. Development of predictive models using field
MNGN519. ADVANCED SURFACE COAL MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
data. Intro duction to various numerical techniques (boundary element,
(II) Review of current manual and computer methods of reserve
finite element, FLAC, etc.) for modeling the behavior of rock structures.
estimation, mine design, equipment selection, and mine planning and
Demonstration of concepts using various case studies. Prerequisite:
scheduling. Course includes design of a surface coal mine for a given
Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
case study and comparison of manual and computer results. Prerequisite:
semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN312, 316, 427. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Offered in odd years.
MNGN527. THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS. 3.0 Hours.
Classical methods for the analysis of stresses in plate type structure
MNGN520. ROCK MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINING.
are presented first. The stiffness matrices for plate element will be
3.0 Hours.
developed and used in the finite element method of analysis. Membrane
(I) Rock mechanics consideration in the design of room-and-pillar,
and bending stresses in shells are derived. Application of the theory to
longwall, and shortwall coal mining systems. Evaluation of bump and
tunnels, pipes, pressures vessels, and domes, etc., will be included.
outburst conditions and remedial measures. Methane drainage systems.
Prerequisites: EGGN320 or instructor?s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit
Surface subsidence evaluation. Prerequisite: MNGN321. 3 hours lecture;
hours.
3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
MNGN528. MINING GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN522. FLOTATION. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Role of geology and the geologist in the development and production
Science and engineering governing the practice of mineral concentration
stages of a mining operation. Topics addressed: mining operation
by flotation. Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
sequence, mine mapping, drilling, sampling, reserve estimation,
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit design and
economic evaluation, permitting, support functions. Field trips, mine
evaluation as well as tailings handling are also covered. The course also
mapping, data evaluation, exercises and term project. Prerequisite:
includes laboratory demonstrations of some fundamental concepts. 3
GEGN401 or GEGN405 or permission of instructors. 2 hours lecture/
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
seminar, 3 hours laboratory: 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
MNGN523. SELECTED TOPICS. 2-4 Hour.
MNGN529. URANIUM MINING. 2.0 Hours.
(I, II) Special topics in mining engineering, incorporating lectures,
(I) Overview and introduction to the principles of uranium resource
laboratory work or independent study, depending on needs. This course
extraction and production. All aspects of the uranium fuel cycle are
may be repeated for additional credit only if subject material is different.
covered, including the geology of uranium, exploration for uranium
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 to 4 semester hours. Repeatable for
deposits, mining, processing, environmental issues, and health and
credit under different titles.
safety aspects. A lesser emphasis will be placed on nuclear fuel
MNGN524. ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION. 3.0 Hours.
fabrication, nuclear power and waste disposal.
(I) Advanced topics of mine ventilation including specific ventilation
MNGN530. INTRODUCTION TO MICRO COMPUTERS IN MINING. 3.0
designs for various mining methods, ventilation numerical modeling, mine
Hours.
atmosphere management, mine air cooling, prevention and ventilation
(I) General overview of the use of PC based micro computers and
response to mine fires and explosions, mine dust control. Prerequisites:
software applications in the mining industry. Topics include the use of:
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation or consent of instructor. Lecture and Lab
database, CAD, spreadsheets, computer graphics, data acquisition, and
Contact Hours: 3 hours lecture; 3 semester credit hours.
remote communications as applied in the mining industry. Prerequisite:
Any course in computer programming. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
semester hours.

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MNGN536. OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN THE
MNGN550. NEW TECHNIQUES IN MINING. 3.0 Hours.
MINERAL INDUSTRY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Review of various experimental mining procedures, including a critical
Analysis of exploration, mining, and metallurgy systems using statistical
evaluation of their potential applications. Mining methods covered include
analysis. Monte Carlo methods, simulation, linear programming, and
deep sea nodule mining, in situ gassification of coal, in situ retorting of
computer methods. Prerequisite: MNGN433 or consent of instructor. 2
oil shale, solution mining of soluble minerals, in situ leaching of metals,
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours. Offered in even years.
geothermal power generation, oil mining, nuclear fragmentation, slope
caving, electro-thermal rock penetration and fragmentation. Prerequisite:
MNGN538. GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTIMATION. 3.0
Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Hours.
hours. Offered in even years.
(I) Introduction to the application and theory of geostatistics in the mining
industry. Review of elementary statistics and traditional ore reserve
MNGN552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING OF ORES. 3.0
calculation techniques. Presentation of fundamental geostatistical
Hours.
concepts, including: variogram, estimation variance, block variance,
(II) Theory and application of advanced methods of extracting and
kriging, geostatistical simulation. Emphasis on the practical aspects of
processing of minerals, underground or in situ, to recover solutions and
geostatistical modeling in mining. Prerequisite: MATH323 or equivalent
concentrates of value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
course in statistics; graduate or senior status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts.
hours.
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor?s consent. 3 hours
lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN539. ADVANCED MINING GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Advanced study of the theory and application of geostatistics in
MNGN559. MECHANICS OF PARTICULATE MEDIA. 3.0 Hours.
mining engineering. Presentation of state-of-the-art geostatistical
(1) This course allows students to establish fundamental knowledge
concepts, including: robust estimation, nonlinear geostatistics, disjunctive
of quasi-static and dynamic particle behavior that is beneficial to
kriging, geostatistical simulation, computational aspects. This course
interdisciplinary material handling processes in the chemical, civil,
includes presentations by many guest lecturers from the mining industry.
materials, metallurgy, geophysics, physics, and mining engineering.
Emphasis on the development and application of advanced geostatistical
Issues of interst are the definition of particl size and size distribution,
techniques to difficult problems in the mining industry today. 3 hours
particle shape, nature of packing, quasi-static behavior under different
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
external loading, particle collisions, kinetic theoretical modeling of
particulate flows, molecular dynamic simulations, and a brief introduction
MNGN540. CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
of solid-fluid two-phase flows. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
(I, II) Clean Energy - Gasification of Carbonaceous Materials - including
lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall semesters, every other year.
coal, oil, gas, plastics, rubber, municipal waste and other substances.
This course also covers the process of feedstock preparation,
MNGN560. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION. 3.0 Hours.
gasification, cleaning systems, and the output energy blocks along
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
with an educational segment on CO products. These output energy
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement and
blocks include feedstock to electrical power, feedstock to petroleum
aggregate industries. The course will cover resource definition, quarry
liquids, feedstock to pipeline quality gas. The course covers co- product
planning and design, extraction, and processing of minerals for cement
development including urea, fertilizers, CO2 extraction/sequestration and
and aggregate production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
chemical manufacturing.
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth.
MNGN545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN570. SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE MINING
Introduction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
INDUSTRY. 3.0 Hours.
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geological
(I) Fundamentals of managing occupational safety and health at a
structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data collection
mining operation. Includes tracking of accident and injury statistics, risk
techniques, hydrological factors, methods of analysis of slope stability,
management, developing a safety and health management plan, meeting
wedge intersections, monitoring and maintenance of final pit slopes,
MSHA regulatory requirements, training, safety audits and accident
classification of slides. Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in
investigations. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
slope design. Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in
MNGN585. MINING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
slope design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for deterring
(I) Advanced study in mine valuation with emphasis on revenue and cost
physical properties required for slope design. Application of numerical
aspects. Topics include price and contract consideration in coal, metal
modeling and analytical techniques to slope stability determinations for
and other commodities; mine capital and operating cost estimation and
hard rock and soft rock environments. Prerequisite: Instructor?s consent.
indexing; and other topics of current interest. Prerequisite: MNGN427 or
3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours.
EBGN504 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
MNGN549. MARINE MINING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
even years.
(I) Define interdisciplinary marine mining systems and operational
requirements for the exploration survey, sea floor mining, hoisting, and
transport. Describe and design components of deep-ocean, manganese-
nodule mining systems and other marine mineral extraction methods.
Analyze dynamics and remote control of the marine mining systems
interactions and system components. Describe the current state-of-the-art
technology, operational practice, trade-offs of the system design and risk.
Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN320, GEOC408 or consent of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate even years.

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MNGN590. MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
(II) This course provides a comprehensive review of the existing and
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
emerging mechanical excavation technologies for mine development and
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
production in surface and underground mining. The major topics covered
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
in the course include: history and development of mechanical excavators,
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
theory and principles of mechanical rock fragmentation, design and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
performance of rock cutting tools, design and operational characteristics
of mechanical excavators (e.g. continuous miners, roadheaders, tunnel
boring machines, raise drills, shaft borers, impact miners, slotters),
applications to mine development and production, performance prediction
and geotechnical investigations, costs versus conventional methods,
new mine designs for applying mechanical excavators, case histories,
future trends and anticipated developments and novel rock fragmentation
methods including water jets, lasers, microwaves, electron beams,
penetrators, electrical discharge and sonic rock breakers. Prerequisite:
Senior or graduate status. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in
odd years.
MNGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MNGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) ) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MNGN625. GRADUATE MINING SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Discussions presented by graduate students, staff, and visiting
lecturers on research and development topics of general interest.
Required of all graduate students in mining engineering every semester
during residence. 1 semester hour upon completion of thesis or
residence.
MNGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MNGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) ) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MNGN700. GRADUATE ENGINEERING REPORTMASTER OF
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Laboratory, field, and library work for the Master of Engineering
report under supervision of the student?s advisory committee. Required
of candidates for the degree of Master of Engineering. Variable 1 to 6
hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.

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Petroleum Engineering
engineering and geology courses will be required. These deficiency
courses are not counted towards the graduate degree; nonetheless, the
student is expected to pass the required courses and the grades received
Degrees Offered
in these courses are included in the GPA. Not passing these courses
• Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
can jeopardize the student’s continuance in the graduate program. It is
desirable for students with deficiencies to complete the deficiencies or
• Master of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering)
course work within the first two semesters of arrival to the program or as
• Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
soon as possible with the approval of their advisor.
• Doctor of Philosophy (Petroleum Engineering)
All PE graduate students are required to complete 3 credit hours of
Program Description
course work in writing, research, or presentation intensive classes, such
as PEGN681, LICM501, SYGN501, and SYGN600, as agreed to by their
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers students a choice of a
graduate advisor.
Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of Engineering (ME) degree.
For the MS degree, a thesis is required in addition to course work. For
Fields of Research
the ME degree, no thesis is required, but the course work requirement
is greater than that for the MS degree. The Petroleum Engineering
Current research topics include:
Department also offers CSM undergraduate students the option of a
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program. This is an accelerated
• Rock and fluid properties, phase behavior, and rock mechanics
program that provides the opportunity to CSM students to have a head
• Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow in porous media
start on their graduate education.
• Formation evaluation, well test analysis, and reservoir
characterization
Applications from students having a MS in Petroleum Engineering, or
• Geomechanics
in another complimentary discipline, will be considered for admission to
the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program. To obtain the Ph.D. degree,
• Oil recovery processes
a student must demonstrate unusual competence, creativity, and
• Unconventional oil and gas
dedication in the degree field. In addition to extensive course work, a
• Shale gas and shale oil
dissertation is required for the Ph.D. degree.
• Natural gas engineering, coalbed methane, and geothermal energy
Applying for Admission
• Completion and stimulation of wells
• Horizontal and multilateral wells
All graduate applicants must have taken core engineering, math and
• Drilling management and rig automation
science courses before applying to graduate school. For the Colorado
• Fluid flow in wellbores and artificial lift
School of Mines this would be 3 units of Calculus, 2 units of Chemistry
• External fluid flow on offshore structures
with Quantitative Lab, 2 units of Physics, Differential Equations, Statics,
Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Materials. To
• Drilling mechanics, directional drilling, extraterrestrial drilling, ice
apply for admission, follow the procedure outlined in the general section
coring and drilling
of this bulletin. Three letters of recommendation must accompany the
• Bit vibration analysis, tubular buckling and stability, wave propagation
application. The Petroleum Engineering Department requires the general
in drilling tubulars
test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for applicants to all
• Laser technology in penetrating rocks
degree levels.
Research projects may involve professors and graduate students
Applicants for the Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and
from other disciplines. Projects often include off-campus laboratories,
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems programs
institutes, and other resources.
should have a minimum score of 155 or better and applicants for the
Ph.D. program are expected to have 159 or better on the quantitative
The Petroleum Engineering Department houses a research institute, two
section of the GRE exam, in addition to acceptable scores in the
research centers, and one consortia.
verbal and analytical sections. The GPA of the applicant must be 3.0
or higher. The graduate application review committee determines
Research Institute
minimum requirements accordingly, and these requirements may change
• Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute (UNGI)
depending on the application pool for the particular semester. The
Research Centers
applicants whose native language is not English are also expected to
provide satisfactory scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
• Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies (MCERS)
Language) exam as specified in the general section of this bulletin.
• Center for Earth Mechanics, Materials, and Characterization
(CEMMC)
Required Curriculum
Research Consortia
A student in the graduate program selects course work by consultation
with the Faculty Advisor and with the approval of the graduate committee.
• Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium.
Course work is tailored to the needs and interests of the student.
Special Features
Students who do not have a BS degree in petroleum engineering must
take deficiency courses as required by the department as soon as
In the exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering Departments
possible in their graduate programs. Depending on the applicant’s
of the Mining University of Leoben, Austria, Technical University in Delft,
undergraduate degree, various basic undergraduate petroleum
Holland, and the University of Adelaide, Australia, a student may spend

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one semester abroad during graduate studies and receive full transfer
beyond the Master’s degree of which no less than 30 credit hours earned
of credit back to CSM with prior approval of the Petroleum Engineering
by research.
Department at CSM.
The Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, and
In the fall of 2012, the new Petroleum Engineering building, Marquez
the Geophysics Departments share oversight for the Professional
Hall, was opened. The new home for the Petroleum Engineering
Masters in Petroleum Reservoir Systems program through a
Department is a prominent campus landmark, showcasing Mines’
committee consisting of one faculty member from each department.
longstanding strengths in its core focus areas and our commitment to
Students gain admission to the program by application to any of the three
staying at the forefront of innovation. The new building is designed using
sponsoring departments. Students are administered by that department
aggressive energy saving strategies and will be LEED certified. Marquez
into which they first matriculate. A minimum of 36 credit hours of course
Hall is the first building on the Colorado School of Mines Campus that is
credit is required to complete the Professional Masters in Petroleum
funded entirely by donations.
Reservoir Systems program. Up to 9 credits may be earned by 400 level
courses. All other credits toward the degree must be 500 level or above.
The Petroleum Engineering Department enjoys strong collaboration with
At least 9 hours must consist of:
the Geology and Geological Engineering Department and Geophysics
Department at CSM. Courses that integrate the faculty and interests of
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
3.0
the three departments are taught at the undergraduate and graduate
or GPGN439
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN /
levels.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, oil companies and
or PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
laboratories, and geologic outcrops of producing formations. There are
Select one of the following:
3.0
many opportunities for summer and part-time employment in the oil and
GPGN/
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
gas industry.
PEGNnull419 EVALUATION
GPGN/
ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION
Each summer, several graduate students assist with the field sessions
PEGNnull519
designed for undergraduate students. The field sessions in the past
several years have included visits to oil and gas operations in Europe,
Select one of the following:
3.0
Alaska, Canada, Southern California, the Gulf Coast, the Northeast US,
GEGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND
the Rocky Mountain regions, and western Colorado.
DEVELOPMENT
or GPGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student involvement
or PEGN503
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of
Drilling Engineers and the American Rock Mechanics Association. The
GEGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND
department provides some financial support for students attending the
DEVELOPMENT
annual technical conferences for these professional societies.
or GPGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
or PEGN504
INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Program Requirements
Total Hours
9.0
Professional Masters in Petroleum Reservoir
Also 9 additional hours must consist of one course each from the 3
Systems
participating departments. The remaining 18 hours may consist of
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
graduate courses from any of the 3 participating departments, or other
courses approved by the committee. Up to 6 hours may consist of
Master of Engineering
independent study, including an industry project.
Minimum 36 hours of course credit
Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Engineering degree must
complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate course credit. At least 18 of
Master of Science
the credit hours must be from the Petroleum Engineering Department. Up
Minimum 36 hours, of which no less than 12 credit hours earned by
to 12 graduate credit hours can be transferred from another institution,
research and 24 credit hours by course work
and up to 9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be applied to the
degree. All courses must be approved by the student's advisor and the
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program
department head. No graduate committee is required. No more than six
credit hours can be earned through independent study.
The same requirements as Master of Engineering or Master of Science
after the student is granted full graduate status. Students in the
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must complete at least
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program may fulfill part of the
24 graduate credit hours of course work, approved by the candidate’s
requirements of their graduate degree by including up to 6 credit hours of
graduate committee, and a minimum of 12 hours of research credit.
undergraduate course credits upon approval of the department.
At least 12 of the course credit hours must be from the Petroleum
Engineering Department. Up to 9 credit hours may be transferred from
Doctor of Philosophy
another institution. Up to 9 credit hours of senior-level courses may be
Minimum 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree of which no less
applied to the degree. For the MS degree, the student must demonstrate
than 30 credit hours earned by research, or minimum 54 credit hours
ability to observe, analyze, and report original scientific research. For
other requirements, refer to the general instructions of the Graduate
School (p. 12) in this bulletin.

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The requirements for the Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program
Associate Professors
are defined in the section of this Bulletin titled “Graduate Degrees and
Alfred W. Eustes III
Requirements—V. Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs.” After
the student is granted full graduate status, the requirements are the
Jennifer L. Miskimins
same as those for the non-thesis Master of Engineering or thesis-based
Master of Science degree, depending to which program the student
Manika Prasad
was accepted. The Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program allows
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
Assistant Professors
including up to 6 credit hours of their undergraduate course credits upon
Ronny Pini
approval of the department. The student must apply for the program by
submitting an application through the Graduate School before the first
Xiaolong Yin
semester of their Senior year. For other requirements, refer to the general
directions of the Graduate School (p. 12) in this bulletin.
Luis Zerpa
A candidate for the Ph.D. must complete at least 60 hours of course
Teaching Associate Professors
credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research beyond the
Linda A. Battalora
Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 hours of course credit and a minimum
of 30 credit hours of research beyond the Master’s degree. The credit
Carrie J. McClelland
hours to be counted toward a Ph.D. are dependent upon approval of the
student’s thesis committee. Students who enter the Ph.D. program with
Mark G. Miller
a Bachelor’s degree may transfer up to 33 graduate credit hours from
another institution with the approval of the graduate advisor. Students
Research Professor
who enter the Ph.D. program with a master’s degree may transfer up
M.W. Scoggins, CSM President
to 45 credit hours of course and research work from another institution
upon approval by the graduate advisor. Ph.D. students must complete
Research Associate Professor
a minimum of 12 credit hours of their required course credit in a minor
program of study. The student’s faculty advisor, thesis committee, and
Philip H. Winterfeld
the department head must approve the course selection. Full-time
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. students must satisfy the following requirements for admission
to candidacy within the first two calendar years after enrolling in the
Wendy Wempe
program:
Adjunct Professor
1. have a thesis committee appointment form on file,
William W. Fleckenstein
2. complete all prerequisite courses successfully,
3. demonstrate adequate preparation for and satisfactory ability to
Professor Emeritus
conduct doctoral research by successfully completing a series of
written and/or oral examinations and fulfilling the other requirements
Craig W. Van Kirk
of their graduate committees as outlined in the department's graduate
Associate Professor Emeritus
handbook.
Richard Christiansen
Failure to fulfill these requirements within the time limits specified
above may result in immediate mandatory dismissal from the Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar
program according to the procedure outlined in the section of this Bulletin
titled “General Regulations—Unsatisfactory Academic Performance—
Tom R. Bratton
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Resulting in Probation or Discretionary
Courses
Dismissal.” For other requirements, refer to the general directions of the
Graduate School (p. 12) in this bulletin and/or the Department's Graduate
PEGN501. APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METHODS TO
Student Handbook.
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
The course will solve problems of interest in Petroleum Engineering
Professors
through the use of spreadsheets on personal computers and structured
Hazim Abass
FORTRAN programming on PCs or mainframes. Numerical techniques
will include methods for numerical quadrature, differentiation,
Ramona M. Graves, Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and
interpolation, solution of linear and nonlinear ordinary differential
Engineering
equations, curve fitting and direct or iterative methods for solving
simultaneous equations. Prerequisites: PEGN414 and PEGN424 or
Hossein Kazemi, Chesebro' Distinguished Chair
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Erdal Ozkan
PEGN502. ADVANCED DRILLING FLUIDS. 3.0 Hours.
The physical properties and purpose of drilling fluids are investigated.
Azra N.Tutuncu, Harry D. Campbell Chair
Emphasis is placed on drilling fluid design, clay chemistry, testing, and
solids control. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
Yu-Shu Wu, CMG Chair
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

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PEGN503. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0
PEGN512. ADVANCED GAS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
The physical properties and phase behavior of gas and gas condensates
(I) Students work alone and in teams to study reservoirs from fluvial-
will be discussed. Flow through tubing and pipelines as well as through
deltaic and valley fill depositional environments. This is a multidisciplinary
porous media is covered. Reserve calculations for normally pressured,
course that shows students how to characterize and model subsurface
abnormally pressured and water drive reservoirs are presented. Both
reservoir performance by integrating data, methods and concepts from
stabilized and isochronal deliverability testing of gas wells will be
geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering. Activities include field
illustrated. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
trips, computer modeling, written exercises and oral team presentations.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
PEGN513. RESERVOIR SIMULATION I. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours. Offered fall semester, odd years.
The course provides the rudiments of reservoir simulation, which include
PEGN504. INTEGRATED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 3.0
flow equations, solution methods, and data requirement. Specifically,
Hours.
the course covers: equations of conservation of mass, conservation of
(I) Students work in multidisciplinary teams to study practical problems
momentum, and energy balance; numerical solution of flow in petroleum
and case studies in integrated subsurface exploration and development.
reservoirs by finite difference (FD) and control volume FD; permeability
The course addresses emerging technologies and timely topics with
tensor and directional permeability; non-Darcy flow; convective flow
a general focus on carbonate reservoirs. Activities include field trips,
and numerical dispersion; grid orientation problems; introduction to
3D computer modeling, written exercises and oral team presentation.
finite element and mixed finite-element methods; introduction to hybrid
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture and seminar; 3
analytical/numerical solutions; introduction to multi-phase flow models;
semester hours. Offered fall semester, even years.
relative permeability, capillary pressure and wettability issues; linear
equation solvers; streamline simulation; and multi-scale simulation
PEGN505. HORIZONTAL WELLS: RESERVOIR AND PRODUCTION
concept. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or equivalent, strong reservoir
ASPECTS. 3.0 Hours.
engineering background, and basic computer programming knowledge. 3
This course covers the fundamental concepts of horizontal well
credit hours. 3 hours of lecture per week.
reservoir and production engineering with special emphasis on the new
developments. Each topic covered highlights the concepts that are
PEGN514. PETROLEUM TESTING TECHNIQUES. 3.0 Hours.
generic to horizontal wells and draws attention to the pitfalls of applying
Investigation of basic physical properties of petroleum reservoir rocks and
conventional concepts to horizontal wells without critical evaluation.
fluids. Review of recommended practices for testing drilling fluids and
There is no set prerequisite for the course but basic knowledge on
oil well cements. Emphasis is placed on the accuracy and calibration of
general reservoir engineering concepts is useful. 3 hours lecture; 3
test equipment. Quality report writing is stressed. Prerequisite: Graduate
semester hours.
status. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours. Required for
students who do not have a BS in PE.
PEGN506. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY METHODS. 3.0 Hours.
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are reviewed from both the
PEGN515. RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES. 3.0 Hours.
qualitative and quantitative standpoint. Recovery mechanisms and design
Reservoir Engineering overview. Predicting hydrocarbon in place;
procedures for the various EOR processes are discussed. In addition
volumetric method, deterministic and probabilistic approaches, material
to lectures, problems on actual field design procedures will be covered.
balance, water influx, graphical techniques. Fluid flow in porous media;
Field case histories will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEGN424 or consent
continuity and diffusivity equations. Well performance; productivity index
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for vertical, perforated, fractured, restricted, slanted, and horizontal
wells, inflow performance relationship under multiphase flow conditions.
PEGN507. INTEGRATED FIELD PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
Combining material balance and well performance equations. Future
Integrated design of production facilities covering multistage separation
reservoir performance prediction; Muskat, Tarner, Carter and Tracy
of oil, gas, and water, multiphase flow, oil skimmers, natural gas
methods. Fetkovich decline curves. Reservoir simulation; fundamentals
dehydration, compression, crude stabilization, petroleum fluid storage,
and formulation, streamline simulation, integrated reservoir studies. 3
and vapor recovery. Prerequisite: PEGN411 or consent of instructor. 3
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN516. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN508. ADVANCED ROCK PROPERTIES. 3.0 Hours.
Production Engineering Overview. Course provides a broad introduction
Application of rock mechanics and rock properties to reservoir
to the practice of production engineering. Covers petroleum system
engineering, well logging, well completion and well stimulation. Topics
analysis, well stimulation (fracturing and acidizing), artificial lift (gas lift,
covered include: capillary pressure, relative permeability, velocity
sucker rod, ESP, and others), and surface facilities. 3 hours lecture, 3
effects on Darcy?s Law, elastic/mechanical rock properties, subsidence,
semester hours.
reservoir compaction, and sand control. Prerequisites: PEGN423 and
PEGN426 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN517. DRILLING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES. 3.0 Hours.
Drilling Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered include overall
PEGN511. ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS AND PETROLEUM
drilling organization, contracting, and reporting; basic drilling engineering
FLUIDS PHASE BEHAVIOR. 3.0 Hours.
principles and equipment; drilling fluids, hydraulics, and cuttings
Essentials of thermodynamics for understanding the phase behavior
transport; drillstring design; drill bits; drilling optimization; fishing
of petroleum fluids such as natural gas and oil. Modeling of phase
operations; well control; pore pressure and fracture gradients, casing
behavior of single and multi-component systems with equations of states
points and design; cementing; directional drilling and horizontal drilling. 3
with a brief introduction to PVT laboratory studies, commercial PVT
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
software, asphaltenes, gas hydrates, mineral deposition, and statistical
thermodynamics. Prerequisites: PEGN310 and PEGN305 or equivalent,
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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PEGN519. ADVANCED FORMATION EVALUATION. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN542. INTEGRATED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0
A detailed review of wireline well logging and evaluation methods
Hours.
stressing the capability of the measurements to determine normal and
The course introduces integrated reservoir characterization from a
special reservoir rock parameters related to reservoir and production
petroleum engineering perspective. Reservoir characterization helps
problems. Computers for log processing of single and multiple wells.
quantify properties that influence flow characteristics. Students will learn
Utilization of well logs and geology in evaluating well performance before,
to assess and integrate data sources into a comprehensive reservoir
during, and after production of hydrocarbons. The sensitivity of formation
model. Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
evaluation parameters in the volumetric determination of petroleum in
3 semester hours.
reservoirs. Prerequisite: PEGN419 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PEGN550. MODERN RESERVOIR SIMULATORS. 3.0 Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Students will learn to run reservoir simulation software using a variety of
PEGN522. ADVANCED WELL STIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
reservoir engineering examples. The course will focus on the capabilities
Basic applications of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering problems.
and operational features of simulators. Students will learn to use pre-
Hydraulic fracturing; acid fracturing, fracturing simulators; fracturing
and post-processors, fluid property analysis software, black oil and gas
diagnostics; sandstone acidizing; sand control, and well bore stability.
reservoir models, and compositional models. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Different theories of formation failure, measurement of mechanical
hours.
properties. Review of recent advances and research areas. Prerequisite:
PEGN577. WORKOVER DESIGN AND PRACTICE. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN426 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Workover Engineering overview. Subjects to be covered include
PEGN523. ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF OIL AND GAS
Workover Economics, Completion Types, Workover Design
PROJECTS. 3.0 Hours.
Considerations, Wellbore Cleanout (Fishing), Workover Well Control,
Determination of present value of oil properties. Determination of
Tubing and Workstring Design, SlicklineOperations, Coiled Tubing
severance, ad valorem, windfall profit, and federal income taxes.
Operations, Packer Selection, Remedial Cementing Design and
Analysis of profitability indicators. Application of decision tree theory and
Execution, Completion Fluids, Gravel Packing, and Acidizing. 3 hours
Monte Carlo methods to oil and gas properties. Economic criteria for
lecture, 3 semester hours.
equipment selection. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or EBGN504 or ChEN504
PEGN590. RESERVOIR GEOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
or MNGN427 or ChEN421 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
The course provides an introduction to fundamental rock mechanics
semester hours.
concepts and aims to emphasize their role in exploration, drilling,
PEGN524. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT. 3.0
completion and production engineering operations. Basic stress and
Hours.
strain concepts, pore pressure, fracture gradient and in situ stress
Business applications in the petroleum industry are the central focus.
magnitude and orientation determination and how these properties are
Topics covered are: fundamentals of accounting, oil and gas accounting,
obtained from the field measurements, mechanisms of deformation in
strategic planning, oil and gas taxation, oil field deals, negotiations, and
rock, integrated wellbore stability analysis, depletion induced compaction
the formation of secondary units. The concepts are covered by forming
and associated changes in rock properties and formation strength,
companies that prepare proforma financial statements, make deals, drill
hydraulic fracturing and fracture stability are among the topics to be
for oil and gas, keep accounting records, and negotiate the participation
covered in this rock course. Naturally fractured formation properties
formula for a secondary unit. Prerequisite: PEGN422 or consent of
and how they impact the characteristics measured in the laboratory and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in field are also included in the curriculum. Several industry speakers
are invited as part of the lecture series to bring practical aspects of the
PEGN530. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Hours.
fundamentals of geomechanics covered in the classroom. In addition,
Designed for engineers, geoscientists, managers, consultants and
Petrel, FLAC3D and FRACMAN software practices with associated
citizens, this course covers the basics of environmental, energy
assignments are offered to integrate field data on problems including
and natural resources law. Topics include: an introduction to U.S.
in situ stress magnitude and orientations, pore pressure and fracture
Environmental Law, Policy and Practice; the administrative process;
gradient prediction and rock property determination using laboratory
enforcement and liability; a survey of U.S. laws and compliance
core measurements, logs, seismic, geological data. Problems are assign
programs addressing pollution, toxic substances, endangered species,
for students to use the field and laboratory data to obtain static and
pesticides, minerals, oil & gas, land uses and others including the
dynamic moduli, rock failure criteria, wellbore stress concentration and
National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Resource Conservation
failure, production induced compaction/subsidence and hydraulic fracture
and Recovery Act (RCRA), Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Clean
mechanics.
Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA); Safe
Drinking Water Act (SDWA); Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Toxic Substances Control
Act (TSCA) and others; an introduction to international environmental law;
ethics; and case studies." 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN541. APPLIED RESERVOIR SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
Concepts of reservoir simulation within the context of reservoir
management will be discussed. Course participants will learn how to use
available flow simulators to achieve reservoir management objectives.
They will apply the concepts to an open-ended engineering design
problem. Prerequisites: PEGN424 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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PEGN591. SHALE RESERVOIR ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN596. ADVANCED WELL CONTROL. 3.0 Hours.
Fundamentals of shale-reservoir engineering and special topics of
Principles and procedures of pressure control are taught with the aid of a
production from shale reservoirs are covered. The question of what
full-scale drilling simulator. Specifications and design of blowout control
makes shale a producing reservoir is explored. An unconventional
equipment for onshore and offshore drilling operations, gaining control
understanding of shale-reservoir characterization is emphasized and the
of kicks, abnormal pressure detection, well planning for wells containing
pitfalls of conventional measurements and interpretations are discussed.
abnormal pressures, and kick circulation removal methods are taught.
Geological, geomechanical, and engineering aspects of shale reservoirs
Students receive hands-on training with the simulator and its peripheral
are explained. Well completions with emphasis on hydraulic fracturing
equipment. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
and fractured horizontal wells are discussed from the viewpoint of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
reservoir engineering. Darcy flow, diffusive flow, and desorption in shale
PEGN597. TUBULAR DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
matrix are covered. Contributions of hydraulic and natural fractures are
Fundamentals of tubulars (casing, tubing, and drill pipe) design applied to
discussed and the stimulated reservoir volume concept is introduced.
drilling. Major topics covered include: Dogleg running loads. Directional
Interactions of flow between fractures and matrix are explained within
hole considerations. Design criteria development. Effects of formation
the context of dual-porosity modeling. Applications of pressure-transient,
pressures. Stability loads after cementing. Effects of temperature,
rate-transient, decline-curve and transient-productivity analyses are
pressure, mud weights, and cement. Helical bending of tubing. Fishing
covered. Field examples are studied. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
loads. Micro-annulus problem. Strengths of API tubulars. Abrasive wear
PEGN592. GEOMECHANICS FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES.
while rotating drill pipe. How to design for hydrogen sulfide and fatigue
3.0 Hours.
corrosion. Connection selection. Common rig operating procedures.
A wide spectrum of topics related to the challenges and solutions for the
Prerequisites: PEGN311 and PEGN361 or equivalent, or consent of
exploration, drilling, completion, production and hydraulic fracturing of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
unconventional resources including gas and oil shale, heavy oil sand
PEGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
and carbonate reservoirs, their seal formations is explored. The students
Hour.
acquire skills in integrating and visualizing multidiscipline data in Petrel
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(a short tutorial is offered) as well as assignments regarding case studies
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
using field and core datasets. The role of integrating geomechanics data
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
in execution of the exploration, drilling, completion, production, hydraulic
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
fracturing and monitoring of pilots as well as commercial applications in
unlocking the unconventional resources are pointed out using examples.
PEGN598LA. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 6.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: PEGN590. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
PEGN593. ADVANCED WELL INTEGRITY. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Fundamentals of wellbore stability, sand production, how to keep
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
wellbore intact is covered in this course. The stress alterations in near
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
wellbore region and associated consequences in the form of well
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
failures will be covered in detailed theoretically and with examples
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
from deepwater conventional wells and onshore unconventionalwell
PEGN601. APPLIED MATHEMATICS OF FLUID FLOW IN POROUS
operations. Assignments will be given to expose the students to the
MEDIA. 3.0 Hours.
real field data to interpret and evaluate cases to determinepractical
This course is intended to expose petroleum-engineering students
solutions to drilling and production related challenges. Fluid pressure
to the special mathematical techniques used to solve transient flow
and composition sensitivity of various formations will be studied. 3 hours
problems in porous media. Bessel?s equation and functions, Laplace
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and Fourier transformations, the method of sources and sinks, Green?
PEGN594. ADVANCED DIRECTIONAL DRILLING. 3.0 Hours.
s functions, and boundary integral techniques are covered. Numerical
Application of directional control and planning to drilling. Major topics
evaluation of various reservoir engineering solutions, numerical Laplace
covered include: Review of procedures for the drilling of directional wells.
transformation and inverse transformation are also discussed. 3 hours
Section and horizontal view preparation. Two and three dimensional
lecture; 3 semester hours.
directional planning. Collision diagrams. Surveying and trajectory
PEGN603. DRILLING MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
calculations. Surface and down hole equipment. Common rig operating
Analytical models of physical phenomena encountered in drilling. Casing
procedures, and horizontal drilling techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN311 or
and drilling failure from bending, fatigue, doglegs, temperature, stretch;
equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mud filtration; corrosion; wellhead loads; and buoyancy of tubular goods.
PEGN595. DRILLING OPERATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Bit weight and rotary speed optimization. Prerequisites: PEGN311 and
Lectures, seminars, and technical problems with emphasis on well
PEGN361, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
planning, rotary rig supervision, and field practices for execution of
PEGN604. INTEGRATED FLOW MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
the plan. This course makes extensive use of the drilling rig simulator.
Students will study the formulation, development and application of a
Prerequisite: PEGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
reservoir flow simulator that includes traditional fluid flow equations and a
semester hours.
petrophysical model. The course will discuss properties of porous media
within the context of reservoir modeling, and present the mathematics
needed to understand and apply the simulator. Simulator applications
will be interspersed throughout the course. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.

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PEGN605. WELL TESTING AND EVALUATION. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN620. NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS --
Various well testing procedures and interpretation techniques for
ENGINEERING AND RESERVOIR SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
individual wells or groups of wells. Application of these techniques to
The course covers reservoir engineering, well testing, and simulation
field development, analysis of well problems, secondary recovery, and
aspects of naturally fractured reservoirs. Specifics include: fracture
reservoir studies. Productivity, gas well testing, pressure buildup and
description, connectivity and network; fracture properties; physical
drawdown, well interference, fractured wells, type curve matching, and
principles underlying reservoir engineering and modeling naturally
shortterm testing. Prerequisite: PEGN426 or consent of instructor. 3
fractured reservoirs; local and global effects of viscous, capillary, gravity
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and molecular diffusion flow; dual-porosity/dual-permeability models;
multi-scale fracture model; dual-mesh model; streamlin model; transient
PEGN606. ADVANCED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
testing with non-Darcy flow effects; tracer injection and breakthrough
A review of depletion type, gas-cap, and volatile oil reservoirs. Lectures
analysis; geomechanics and fractures; compositional model; coal-bed
and supervised studies on gravity segregation, moving gas-oil front,
gas model; oil and gas from fractured shale; improved and enhanced
individual well performance analysis, history matching, performance
oil recovery in naturally fracture reservoirs. Prerequisite: PEGN513 or
prediction, and development planning. Prerequisite: PEGN423 or consent
equivalent, strong reservoir engineering background, and basic computer
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
programming knowledge. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN607. PARTIAL WATER DRIVE RESERVOIRS. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN624. COMPOSITIONAL MODELING - APPLICATION TO
The hydrodynamic factors which influence underground water movement,
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY. 3.0 Hours.
particularly with respect to petroleum reservoirs. Evaluation of oil and gas
Efficient production of rich and volatile oils as well as enhanced oil
reservoirs in major water containing formations. Prerequisite: PEGN424
recovery by gas injection (lean and rich natural gas, CO2, N2, air, and
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
steam) is of great interest in the light of greater demand for hydrocarbons
PEGN608. MULTIPHASE FLUID FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA. 3.0
and the need for CO2 sequestration. This course is intended to provide
Hours.
technical support for engineers dealing with such issues. The course
The factors involved in multiphase fluid flow in porous and fractured
begins with a review of the primary and secondary recovery methods,
media. Physical processes and mathematical models for micro- and
and will analyze the latest worldwide enhanced oil recovery production
macroscopic movement of multiphase fluids in reservoirs. Performance
statistics. This will be followed by presenting a simple and practical
evaluation of various displacement processes in the laboratory as well
solvent flooding model to introduce the student to data preparation and
as in the petroleum field during the secondary and EOR/IOR operations.
code writing. Next, fundamentals of phase behavior, ternary phase
Prerequisite: PEGN 424, or consent of instructor, 3 hours lecture; 3
diagram, and the Peng-Robinson equation of state will be presented.
semester hours.
Finally, a detailed set of flow and thermodynamic equations for a full-
PEGN614. RESERVOIR SIMULATION II. 3.0 Hours.
fledged compositional model, using molar balance, equation of motion
The course reviews the rudiments of reservoir simulation and flow
and the afore-mentioned equation of state, will be developed and solution
equations, solution methods, and data requirement. The course
strategy will be presented. Prerequisite: PEGN513 or equivalent, strong
emphasizes multi-phase flow and solution techniques; teaches the
reservoir engineering background, and basic computer programming
difference between conventional reservoir simulation, compositional
knowledge. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modeling and multi-porosity modeling; teaches how to construct
PEGN681. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SEMINAR. 3.0 Hours.
three-phase relative permeability from water-oil and gas-oil relative
Comprehensive reviews of current petroleum engineering literature,
permeability data set; the importance of capillary pressure measurements
ethics, and selected topics as related to research and professionalism. 3
and wetability issues; discusses the significance of gas diffusion
hours seminar; 3 semester hour.
and interphase mass transfer. Finally, the course develops solution
PEGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
techniques to include time tested implicit-pressure-explicitsaturation,
Hour.
sequential and fully implicit methods. Prerequisite: PEGN513 or
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
equivalent, strong reservoir engineering background, and basic computer
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
programming knowledge. 3 credit hours. 3 hours of lecture per week.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN619. GEOMECHANICALLY AND PHYSICOCHEMICALLY
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
COUPLED FLUID FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
The role of physic-chemisty and geomechanics on fluid flow in
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
porous media will be included in addition to conventional fluid flow
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
modeling and measurmeents in porous media. The conventional as
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
well as unconventional reservoirs will be studied with the coupling of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
physicochemical effects and geomechanics stresses. Assignments will
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
be given to expose the students to the real field data in interpretation
and evaluation of filed cases to determine practical solutions to drilling
PEGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
and production related modeling challenges. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
hours.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Chemical and Biological
ELECT
Approved Coursework Electives
6.0
RESEARCH
Research Credits or Coursework
6.0
Engineering
Total Hours
30.0
Degrees Offered
Students must take a minimum of 6 research credits, complete, and
defend an acceptable Masters dissertation. Upon approval of the
• Master of Science (Chemical Engineering)
thesis committee, graduate credit may be earned for 400-level courses.
• Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
Between coursework and research credits a student must earn a
Program Description
minimum of 30 total semester hours. Full-time Masters students must
enroll in graduate colloquium (CBEN605) each semester.
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of the Colorado
School of Mines is a dynamic, exciting environment for research and
Master of Science (non-thesis)
higher education. Mines provides a rigorous educational experience
Students entering the Master of Science (non-thesis) program with an
where faculty and top-notch students work together on meaningful
acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical engineering are required
research with far-reaching societal applications. Departmental
to take a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework. All students must
research areas include hydrates, renewable energy, soft materials,
complete:
biomedical devices, thin-film materials, simulation and modeling. Visit
our website for additional information about our graduate program. http://
Chemical Engineering core graduate courses
chemeng.mines.edu/
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Program Requirements
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
See required curriculum below.
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
ELECT
Approved Electives
21.0
Prerequisites
Total Hours
30.0
The program outlined here assumes that the candidate for an advanced
Students may complete an acceptable engineering report for up to
degree has a background in chemistry, mathematics, and physics
6 hours of academic credit. Upon approval of the thesis committee,
equivalent to that required for the BS degree in Chemical Engineering at
graduate credit may be earned for selected 400-level courses. Full-time
the Colorado School of Mines. Undergraduate course deficiencies must
Masters students must enroll in graduate colloquium (CBEN605) each
be removed prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
semester.
The essential undergraduate courses include:
CSM undergraduates enrolled in the combined BS/MS degree program
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
3.0
must meet the requirements described above for the MS portion of
their degree (both thesis and non-thesis). Students accepted into the
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
combined program may take graduate coursework and/or research
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
credits as an undergraduate and have them applied to their MS degree.
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
Doctor of Philosophy Program
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING
3.0
The course of study for the PhD degree consists of a minimum of 30
Total Hours
18.0
semester hours of coursework. All PhD students must complete:
Required Curriculum
Core courses
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
Master of Science Program
THERMODYNAMICS
Master of Science (with Thesis)
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
Students entering the Master of Science (with thesis) program with an
acceptable undergraduate degree in chemical engineering are required
CBEN568
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3.0
to take a minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework. All students must
RESEARCH
complete:
CBEN6XX
600-Level Coursework Electives
6.0
CBEN707
Graduate Research Credit (up to 12 hours per semester)
42.0
Chemical Engineering core graduate courses
ELECT
Approved Coursework Electives
12.0
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Total Hours
72.0
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
In addition, students must complete and defend an acceptable Doctoral
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
dissertation. Upon approval of the thesis committee, graduate credit may
CBEN568
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3.0
be earned for 400-level courses. Full-time PhD students must enroll in
RESEARCH
graduate colloquium (CBEN605) each semester.
CBEN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
6.0
RESEARCH CREDIT

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Students in the PhD program are required to pass both a Qualifying
Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and
Exam and the PhD Proposal Defense. After successful completion of
Engineering
30 semester hours of coursework and completion of the PhD proposal
defense, PhD candidates will be awarded a non-thesis Master of Science
Anthony M. Dean, W.K. Coors Distinguished Professor
Degree. The additional requirements for the PhD program are described
below.
Professors
John R. Dorgan
PhD Qualifying Examination
Carolyn A. Koh
The PhD qualifying examination will be offered twice each year, at the
start and end of the Spring semester. All students who have entered the
David W.M. Marr, Department Head
PhD program must take the qualifying examination at the first possible
opportunity. However, a student must be in good academic standing
Ronald L. Miller
(above 3.0 GPA) to take the qualifying exam. A student may retake the
examination once if he/she fails the first time; however, the examination
J. Douglas Way
must be retaken at the next regularly scheduled examination time. Failure
Colin A. Wolden, Weaver Distinguished Professor
of the PhD qualifying examination does not disqualify a student for the
MS degree, although failure may affect the student’s financial aid status.
David T.W. Wu, by courtesy
The qualifying examination will cover the traditional areas of Chemical
Associate Professors
Engineering, and will consist of two parts: GPA from core graduate
classes (CBEN509, CBEN516, CBEN518 and CBEN568) and an oral
Sumit Agarwal
examination. The oral examination will consist of a presentation by
Moises Carreon, Coors Developmental Chair
the student on a technical paper from chemical engineering literature.
Students will choose a paper from a list determined by the faculty. Papers
Andrew M. Herring
for the oral examination will be distributed well in advance of the oral
portion of the exam so students have sufficient time to prepare their
Matthew W. Liberatore
presentations. The student is required to relate the paper to the core
chemical engineering classes and present a research plan, followed by
Keith B. Neeves
questions from the faculty. A 1-2 page paper on the research plan is due
Amadeu K. Sum
the Friday prior to the oral examination.
If a student fails the first attempt at the qualifying exam, his/her grade
Assistant Professors
from a 600 level Chemical Engineering elective can replace the lowest
Nanette Boyle, Coors Developmental Chair
grade from the core graduate classes for, and only for, the GPA
calculation defined above.
Kevin J. Cash
PhD Proposal Defense
Melissa D. Krebs
After passing the Qualifying Exam, all PhD candidates are required
C. Mark Maupin
to prepare a detailed written proposal on the subject of their PhD
research topic. An oral examination consisting of a defense of the thesis
Ning Wu
proposal must be completed within approximately one year of passing
Teaching Professor
the Qualifying Examination. Written proposals must be submitted to the
student’s thesis committee no later than one week prior to the scheduled
Hugh King
oral examination.
Teaching Associate Professors
Two negative votes from the doctoral committee members are required
for failure of the PhD Proposal Defense. In the case of failure, one
Jason C. Ganley
re-examination will be allowed upon petition to the Department
Tracy Q. Gardner, Assistant Department Head
Head. Failure to complete the PhD Proposal Defense within the
allotted time without an approved postponement will result in failure.
Rachel Morrish
Under extenuating circumstances a student may postpone the exam
with approval of the Graduate Affairs committee, based on the
Cynthia Norrgran
recommendation of the student’s thesis committee. In such cases, a
Paul D. Ogg
student must submit a written request for postponement that describes
the circumstances and proposes a new date. Requests for postponement
John M. Persichetti
must be presented to the thesis committee no later than 2 weeks before
the end of the semester in which the exam would normally have been
Judith N. Schoonmaker
taken.
Charles Vestal

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Professors Emeriti
CBEN509. ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Robert M. Baldwin
Extension and amplification of under graduate chemical engineering
thermodynamics. Topics will include the laws of thermodynamics,
Annette L. Bunge
thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase
James F. Ely, University Professor Emeritus
equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Prerequisite: CBEN357 or
equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
James H. Gary
CBEN513. SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 1-3
John O. Golden
Hour.
Selected topics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
Arthur J. Kidnay
Course may be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours lecture/discussion; 1 to 3
J. Thomas McKinnon
semester hours.
E. Dendy Sloan, Jr. , University Professor Emeritus
CBEN516. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Hours.
Principles of momentum, heat, and mass transport with applications
Victor F. Yesavage
to chemical and biological processes. Analytical methods for solving
ordinary and partial differential equations in chemical engineering
Research Associate Professor
with an emphasis on scaling and approximation techniques including
Angel Abbud-Madrid
singular and regular perturbation methods. Convective transport in the
context of boundary layer theory and development of heat and mass
Research Assistant Professor
transfer coefficients. Introduction to computational methods for solving
coupled transport problems in irregular geometries. 3 hours lecture and
Stephanie Villano
discussion; 3 semester hours.
Adjunct Faculty
CBEN518. REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
Homogeneous and heterogeneous rate expressions. Fundamental
John Jechura
theories of reaction rates. Analysis of rate data and complex reaction
C. Joshua Ramey
networks. Properties of solid catalysts. Mass and heat transfer with
chemical reaction. Hetero geneous non-catalytic reactions. Prerequisite:
Courses
CBEN418 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN504. ADVANCED PROCESS ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0
CBEN524. COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
Advanced concepts in computer-aided process simulation are covered.
Advanced engineering economic principles applied to original and
Topics include optimization, heat exchanger networks, data regression
alternate investments. Analysis of chemical and petroleum processes
analysis, and separations systems. Use of industry-standard process
relative to marketing and return on investments. Prerequisite: Consent of
simulation software (Aspen Plus) is stressed. Prerequisite: consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN505. NUMERICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
CBEN531. IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS. 3.0
Hours.
Hours.
Engineering applications of numerical methods. Numerical integration,
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and
solution of algebraic equations, matrix 54 Colorado School of Mines
their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the
Graduate Bulletin 2011 2012 algebra, ordinary differential equations,
molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system
and special emphasis on partial differential equations. Emphasis on
including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune
application of numerical methods to chemical engineering problems
systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to
which cannot be solved by analytical methods. Prerequisite: Consent of
infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and
lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer,
CBEN507. APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING.
allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such
3.0 Hours.
as immunoassay and flow cytometry. Prerequisites: Biology BIOL110 or
This course stresses the application of mathematics to problems drawn
equivalent or graduate standing.
from chemical engineering fundamentals such as material and energy
balances, transport phenomena and kinetics. Formulation and solution of
CBEN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
ordinary and partial differential equations arising in chemical engineering
PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
or related processes or operations are discussed. Mathematical
Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
approaches are restricted to analytical solutions or techniques for
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on specific
producing problems amenable to analytical solutions. Prerequisite:
unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps. Consent of
Undergraduate differential equations course; undergraduate chemical
instructor 1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
engineering courses covering reaction kinetics, and heat, mass and
momentum transfer. 3 hours lecture discussion; 3 semester hours.

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CBEN550. MEMBRANE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN570. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Hours.
This course is an introduction to the fabrication, characterization, and
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of
application of synthetic membranes for gas and liquid separations.
microfluidics systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics,
Industrial membrane processes such as reverse osmosis, filtration,
transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with
pervaporation, and gas separations will be covered as well as new
small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to
applications from the research literature. The course will include lecture,
design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Students will
experimental, and computational (molecular simulation) laboratory
critically analyze the literature in this emerging field. Prerequisites:
components. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CBEN430 or consent of instructor.
CBEN307 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
CBEN554. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN580. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Hours.
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics.
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two
The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented
of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third
and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing
Edition (2008) co authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering,
such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and
(2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs,
protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure
we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always
prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools for
learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases. In
CBEN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming language.
The basic principles involved in the preparation, charac terization, testing
Practical applications to biological research and disease will be presented
and theory of heterogeneous and homo geneous catalysts are discussed.
and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed. General
Topics include chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, diffusion, surface
Biology BIOL110 or Graduate standing.
kinetics, promoters, poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid base
CBEN555. POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS COLLOQUIUM. 1.0
catalysis and soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of important
Hour.
industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3
The Polymer and Complex Fluids Group at the Colorado School
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of Mines combines expertise in the areas of flow and field based
CBEN598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
transport, intelligent design and synthesis as well as nanomaterials
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
and nanotechnology. A wide range of research tools employed by the
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
group includes characterization using rheology, scattering, microscopy,
different titles.
microfluidics and separations, synthesis of novel macromolecules
as well as theory and simulation involving molecular dynamics and
CBEN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Monte Carlo approaches. The course will provide a mechanism for
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
collaboration between faculty and students in this research area by
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
providing presentations on topics including the expertise of the group
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
and unpublished, ongoing campus research. Prerequisites: consent of
submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
instructor. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
maximum of 3 hours.
CBEN604. TOPICAL RESEARCH SEMINARS. 1.0 Hour.
CBEN568. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Lectures, reports, and discussions on current research in chemical
RESEARCH. 3.0 Hours.
engineering, usually related to the student?s thesis topic. Sections are
Students will be expected to apply chemical engineering principles
operated independently and are directed toward different research topics.
to critically analyze theoretical and experimental research results in
Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
the chemical engineering literature, placing it in the context of the
1 hour lecture-discussion; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a
related literature. Skills to be developed and discussed include oral
maximum of 3 hours.
presentations, technical writing, critical reviews, ethics, research
CBEN605. COLLOQUIUM. 1.0 Hour.
documentation (the laboratory notebook), research funding, types of
Students will attend a series of lectures by speakers from industry,
research, developing research, and problem solving. Students will
academia, and government. Primary emphasis will be on current
use state-of the-art tools to explore the literature and develop well-
research in chemical engineering and related disciplines, with secondary
documented research proposals and presentations. Prerequisites:
emphasis on ethical, philosophical, and career-related issues of
graduate student in Chemical and Biological Engineering in good
importance to the chemical engineering profession. Prerequisite:
standing or consent of instructor. 3 semester hours.
Graduate status. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to
CBEN569. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
a maximum of 10 hours.
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
CBEN608. ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID MECHANICS. 1-3 Hour.
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
Indepth analysis of selected topics in fluid mechanics with special
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
emphasis on chemical engineering applications. Prerequisite: CBEN508
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
or consent of instructor. 1 to 3 hours lecture discussion; 1 to 3 semester
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
hours.
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 3 credit hours.

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CBEN609. ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS. 1-3 Hour.
Advanced study of thermodynamic theory and application of
thermodynamic principles. Possible topics include stability, critical
phenomena, chemical thermodynamics, thermodynamics of polymer
solutions and thermodynamics of aqueous and ionic solutions.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CBEN610. APPLIED STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Principles of relating behavior to microscopic properties. Topics include
element of probability, ensemble theory, application to gases and solids,
distribution theories of fluids, and transport properties. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN625. MOLECULAR SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
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 techniques. Discussion of intermolecular
potentials, extended ensembles, and mathematical algorithms used in
molecular simulations. Prerequisites: CBEN509 or equivalent, CBEN610
or equivalent recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN690. SUPERVISED TEACHING OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING.
2.0 Hours.
Individual participation in teaching activities. Discussion, problem
review and development, guidance of laboratory experiments, course
development, supervised practice teaching. Course may be repeated
for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a graduate
student instructor, or consent of instructor. 6 to 10 hours supervised
teaching; 2 semester hours.
CBEN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
different titles.
CBEN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
CBEN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
SYGN600. COLLEGE TEACHING. 2.0 Hours.
This course is designed for graduate students planning careers in
academia and focuses on principles of learning and teaching in a college
setting; methods to foster and assess higher order thinking; and effective
design, delivery and assessment of college courses. Prerequisite:
Permission of the instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.

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Chemistry and Geochemistry
courses may be transferred from other institutions, provided that those
courses have not been used as credit toward a Bachelor's degree.
2014-2015
Research-Intensive MS Degree: CSM undergraduates who enter the
graduate program through the combined BS/MS program may use this
Degrees Offered
option (thesis-based MS) to acquire a research-intensive MS degree
• Master of Science (Chemistry; thesis and non-thesis options)
by minimizing the time spent on coursework. This option requires a
minimum of 12 hours of coursework up to six hours of which may be
• Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
double counted from the student's undergraduate studies at CSM (see
• Master of Science (Geochemistry; thesis)
below).
• Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry (non-thesis)
• Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
M.S. Degree (chemistry, non-thesis option): The non-thesis M.S.
degree requires 36 semester hours of course credit:
All graduate degree programs in the Department of Chemistry &
Geochemistry have been admitted to the Western Regional Graduate
Course work
30.0
Program (WICHE). This program allows residents of Alaska, Arizona,
Independent study
6.0
California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Total Hours
36.0
Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming to register at
Colorado resident tuition rates.
The program of study includes coursework, independent study on a topic
determined by the student and the student’s faculty advisor, and the
Program Description
preparation of an oral presentation of a report based on the student’s
independent study topic. The required courses are:
The Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry offers graduate degrees in
chemistry and in geochemistry. This section of the Bulletin only describes
CHGN502
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
the chemistry degrees. For geochemistry degrees, please consult the
CHGN503
ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
4.0
Geochemistry section of the bulletin.
CHGN505
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
Prerequisites
CHGN507
ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN560
GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (M.S.-level seminar) 1.0
A candidate for an advanced degree in the chemistry program should
have completed an undergraduate program in chemistry which is
Total Hours
14.0
essentially equivalent to that offered by the Department of Chemistry
& Geochemistry at the Colorado School of Mines. Undergraduate
Students should enroll in CHGN560 in the first semester of their degree
deficiencies will be determined by faculty in the Department of Chemistry
program. At least 21 of the required 36 semester hours of course work
& Geochemistry through interviews and/or placement examinations at the
must be taken as a registered master’s degree student at CSM. The
beginning of the student's first semester of graduate work.
student’s committee makes decisions on courses to be taken, transfer
credit, and examines the student’s written report. Up to 15 semester
Required Curriculum
hours of graduate courses may be transferred into the degree program,
provided that those courses have not been used as credit toward a
Chemistry
Bachelor's degree.
A student in the chemistry program, in consultation with the advisor and
CSM undergraduates entering a combined B.S./M.S. program in
thesis committee, selects the program of study. Initially, before a thesis
chemistry may double-count six hours from their undergraduate studies
advisor and thesis committee have been chosen, the student is advised
toward the M.S. degree. The undergraduate courses that are eligible
by a temporary advisor and by the Graduate Affairs Committee in the
for dual counting toward the M.S. degree are (with approval of faculty
Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry.
advisor and committee):
M.S. Degree (chemistry, thesis option): The program of study includes
CHGN401
THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
coursework, research, and the preparation and oral defense of an MS
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
thesis based on the student’s research. The required courses are:
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CHGN502
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
CHEMISTRY
CHGN503
ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
4.0
CHGN422
POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
1.0
CHGN505
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN507
ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN430
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
3.0
CHGN560
GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (M.S.-level seminar ) 1.0
CHGN475
COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN498
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (with approval 1-6
Students should enroll in CHGN560 in the first semester of their degree
of faculty advisor and committee)
program. A minimum of 36 semester hours, including at least 24
semester hours of course work, are required. At least 15 of the required
Any 500 level lecture course taken as an undergraduate may also be
24 semester hours of course work must be taken in the Department
counted as part of the six hours from the undergraduate program (with
of Chemistry & Geochemistry at CSM. The student’s thesis committee
approval of faculty advisor and committee).
makes decisions on transfer credit. Up to 9 semester hours of graduate

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Ph.D. Degree (Applied Chemistry): The program of study for the Ph.D.
and natural colloids. Biodetection of pathogens. Advanced separations
degree in Applied Chemistry includes coursework, a comprehensive
for nuclear fuel cycle. Instrumental analysis.
examination, a thesis proposal, research, and the preparation and oral
defense of a Ph.D. thesis based on the student's research.
Energy sciences. Alternative fuels. New materials and technologies
for solar energy capture, conversion, and storage. Electrochemistry and
Coursework. The required courses are:
Radiochemistry. Energy materials from chemical wastes.
CHGN502
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
Environmental chemistry. Detection and fate of anthropogenic
CHGN503
ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
4.0
contaminants in water, soil, and air. Acid mine drainage. Ecotoxicology.
Environmental photochemistry. Cleaning of industrial pollutants.
CHGN505
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN507
ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
Geochemistry and biogeochemistry. Microbial and chemical processes
CHGN560
GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S. (M.S.-level seminar) 1.0
in global climate change, biomineralization, metal cycling, medical and
CHGN660
GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D. (Ph.D.-level
1.0
archeological geochemistry, humic substances.
seminar)
Inorganic Chemistry. Synthesis, characterization, and applications of
Total Hours
15.0
metal, metal oxide, and semiconductor nanomaterials.
The total hours of course work required for the Ph.D. degree is
Nanoscale materials. Design, synthesis and characterization of new
determined on an individual basis by the student's thesis committee. Up
materials for catalysis, energy sciences, spectroscopic applications and
to 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work may be transferred
drug delivery. Environmental fate of nanoparticles.
from other institutions toward the Ph.D. degree provided that those
courses have not been used by the student toward a Bachelor's degree.
Organic Chemistry. Polymer design, synthesis and characterization.
Up to 36 hours of credit may be transferred if the student has completed
Catalysis. Alternative fuels.
a Master's degree. The student's thesis committee may set additional
Physical and Computational Chemistry. Computational chemistry for
course requirements and will make decisions on requests for transfer
polymer design, clathrate hydrates, porous media, molecular simulation,
credit.
energy sciences, biophysical chemistry, rational design of molecular
Seminar requirement. Students should enroll in CHGN560 in the first
materials, photochemical processes and excited state dynamics, and
semester of their degree program. The CHGN560 seminar must be
materials research. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Laser Flash
completed no later than the end of the student's second year of graduate
Photolysis.
studies at CSM. The semester after completion of the CHGN560 seminar,
Polymers. New techniques for controlling polymer architecture and
students must enroll in CHGN660. The CHGN660 seminar must include
composition. Theory and simulation. Separation and characterization.
detailed research findings and interpretation of the student's Ph.D thesis
research and must be presented close to, but before, the student's oral
Professors
defense of the thesis.
Mark E. Eberhart
Comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination comprises
a written literature review of the student's field of research, an oral
Mark P. Jensen, Grandey University Chair in Nuclear Science &
presentation and defense of the literature review before the student's
Engineering
thesis committee, and oral answers to questions posed by the thesis
Daniel M. Knauss
committee during the defense. The literature review must be completed
prior to the end of the student's second year of graduate studies. A
James F. Ranville
student's thesis committee may, at its discretion, require additional
components to the comprehensive examination process.
Ryan M. Richards
Thesis proposal. The thesis proposal should include a statement of
Bettina M. Voelker
the hypotheses, goals and objectives of the proposed research, the
significance and novelty of the research in the context of previously
Kim R. Williams
published studies, a description of methodology and results to date,
David T. Wu, Department Head
a timeline with milestones, and a description of how the student has
contributed to the creation or direction of the project. The thesis proposal
Associate Professors
must be orally defended before the student's thesis committee prior to
completion of the student's third year of studies.
Stephen G. Boyes
Geochemistry
Matthew C. Posewitz
Please see the Geochemistry (http://bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/
Alan S. Sellinger
programs/interdisciplinaryprograms/geochemistry) section of this bulletin
E. Craig Simmons
for more information.
Assistant Professors
Fields of Research
Jenifer C. Braley
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. Separation and
characterization techniques for polymers, biopolymers, nano-particles

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Brian G. Trewyn
Courses
Shubham Vyas
CHGC503. INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY. 4.0 Hours.
A comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and principles of
Yongan Yang
geochemistry, coupled with a thorough overview of the related principles
of thermodynamics. Topics covered include: nucleosynthesis, origin of
Teaching Associate Professors
earth and solar system, chemical bonding, mineral chemistry, elemental
Renee L. Falconer
distributions and geochemical cycles, chemical equilibrium and kinetics,
isotope systematics, and organic and biogeochemistry. Prerequisite:
Mark R. Seger
Introductory chemistry, mineralogy and petrology, or consent of instructor.
4 hours lecture, 4 semester hours.
Angela Sower
CHGC504. METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY. 2.0 Hours.
Teaching Assistant Professors
Sampling of natural earth materials including rocks, soils, sediments, and
waters. Preparation of naturally heterogeneous materials, digestions,
Allison G. Caster
and partial chemical extractions. Principles of instrumental analysis
including atomic spectroscopy, mass separations, and chromatography.
Edward A. Dempsey
Quality assurance and quality control. Interpretation and assessment
Research Professors
of geochemical data using statistical methods. Prerequisite: Graduate
standing in geochemistry or environmental science and engineering. 2
Donald L. Macalady
hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Kent J. Voorhees
CHGC505. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0
Hours.
Research Assistant Professors
(II) Processes by which natural and anthropogenic chemicals interact,
react, and are transformed and redistributed in various environmental
Christopher Cox
compartments. Air, soil, and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
Yuan Yang
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with specialized
environments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
Research Faculty
atmosphere. Meets with CHGN403. CHGN403 and CHGC505 may
not both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: GEGN101, CHGN122 and
Jesse Hensley
CHGN209 or CBEN210 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
Bryan Pivovar
semester hours.
CHGC506. WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY. 2.0 Hours.
Robert Rundberg
Instrumental analysis of water samples using spectroscopy and
Affiliated Faculty
chromatography. Methods for field collection of water samples and
field measurements. The development of laboratory skills for the use of
Joseph Meyer
ICP-AES, HPLC, ion chromatography, and GC. Laboratory techniques
focus on standard methods for the measurement of inorganic and
Professor Emeriti
organic constituents in water samples. Methods of data analysis are also
presented. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry, graduate standing or
Scott W. Cowley
consent of instructor. 3 hour laboratory, 1 hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
Stephen R. Daniel
CHGC509. INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY. 3.0
Hours.
Dean W. Dickerhoof
Analytical, graphical and interpretive methods applied to aqueous
Kenneth W. Edwards
systems. Thermodynamic properties of water and aqueous solutions.
Calculations and graphical expression of acid-base, redox and solution-
Ronald W. Klusman
mineral equilibria. Effect of temperature and kinetics on natural aqueous
systems. Adsorption and ion exchange equilibria between clays and
Donald Langmuir
oxide phases. Behavior of trace elements and complexation in aqueous
systems. Application of organic geochemistry to natural aqueous
Patrick MacCarthy
systems. Light stable and unstable isotopic studies applied to aqueous
Michael J. Pavelich
systems. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Thomas R. Wildeman
CHGC511. GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS. 3.0 Hours.
John T. Williams
A survey of the geochemical characteristics of the various types of
igneous rock suites. Application of major element, trace element, and
Robert D. Witters
isotope geochemistry to problems of their origin and modification.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate mineralogy and petrology or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.

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CHGC514. GEOCHEMISTRY THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS. 3.0
CHGC598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Fundamental principles of classical thermodynamics and kinetics
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
with specific application to the earth sciences. Volume-temperature ?
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
pressure relationships for solids, liquids, gases and solutions. Energy
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and the First Law, Entropy and the Second and Third Laws. Gibbs Free
CHGC599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
Energy, chemical equilibria and the equilibrium constant. Solutions and
(I, II, S) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
activity-composition relationships for solids, fluids and gases. Phase
by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a
equilibria and the graphical representation of equilibira. Application of
subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent
the fundamentals of kinetics to geochemical examples. Prerequisite:
Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
Introductory chemistry, introductory thermodynamics, mineralogy and
credit: 0.5 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topics/
petrology, or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
experience and maximums vary by department. Contact the Department
Offered in alternate years.
for credit limits toward the degree.
CHGC527. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF FOSSIL FUELS AND ORE
CHGC698. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
DEPOSITS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
A study of organic carbonaceous materials in relation to the genesis
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
and modification of fossil fuel and ore deposits. The biological origin of
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
the organic matter will be discussed with emphasis on contributions of
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
microorganisms to the nature of these deposits. Biochemical and thermal
changes which convert the organic compounds into petroleum, oil shale,
CHGC699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
tar sand, coal and other carbonaceous matter will be studied. Principal
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
analytical techniques used for the characterization of organic matter in
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
the geosphere and for evaluation of oil and gas source potential will be
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
discussed. Laboratory exercises will emphasize source rock evaluation,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
and oil-source rock and oil-oil correlation methods. Prerequisite:
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN221, GEGN438, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours
CHGN502. ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
lab; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
(II) Detailed examination of topics such as ligand field theory, reaction
CHGC555. ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
mechanisms, chemical bonding, and structure of inorganic compounds.
A study of the chemical and physical interactions which determine
Emphasis is placed on the correlations of the chemical reactions of the
the fate, transport and interactions of organic chemicals in aquatic
elements with periodic trends and reactivities. Prerequisite: Consent of
systems, with emphasis on chemical transformations of anthropogenic
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
organic contaminants. Prerequisites: A course in organic chemistry and
CHGN503. ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. 4.0 Hours.
CHGN503, Advanced Physical Chemistry or its equivalent, or consent of
(II) Quantum chemistry of classical systems. Principles of chemical
instructor. Offered in alternate years. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics with statistical calculation of
CHGC562. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
thermodynamic properties. Theories of chemical kinetics. Prerequisite:
This course will cover the basic fundamentals of microbiology, such as
Consent of instructor. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
structure and function of procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses;
CHGN505. ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
classification of micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
Detailed discussion of the more important mechanisms of organic
genetics, growth and diversity; microbial interactions with plants, animals,
reaction. Structural effects and reactivity. The application of reaction
and other microbes. Additional topics covered will include various aspects
mechanisms to synthesis and structure proof. Prerequisite: Consent of
of environmental microbiology such as global biogeochemical cycles,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite:
CHGN507. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
ESGN301 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(I) Review of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Literature of
Offered alternate years.
analytical chemistry and statistical treatment of data. Manipulation
CHGC563. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 2.0 Hours.
of real substances; sampling, storage, decomposition or dissolution,
An introduction to the microorganisms of major geochemical importance,
and analysis. Detailed treatment of chemical equilibrium as related to
as well as those of primary importance in water pollution and waste
precipitation, acid-base, complexation and redox titrations. Potentiometry
treatment. Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals from
and UV-visible absorption spectrophotometry. Prerequisite: Consent of
ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
freshwater habitats are covered. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY. 3.0 Hours.
hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
(II) Detailed study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods;
CHGC564. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICROBIOLOGY. 3.0
emphasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chemistry
Hours.
problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy, infrared
Designed to give the student an understanding of the role of living
spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, Raman spectroscopy,
things, particularly microorganisms, in the shaping of the earth.
arc and spark emission spectroscopy, flame methods, nephelometry
Among the subjects will be the aspects of living processes, chemical
and turbidimetry, reflectance methods, Fourier transform methods in
composition and characteristics of biological material, origin of life, role
spectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy.
of microorganisms in weathering of rocks and the early diagenesis of
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sediments, and the origin of petroleum, oil shale, and coal. Prerequisite:
Offered alternate years.
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CHGN510. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN560. GRADUATE SEMINAR, M.S.. 1.0 Hour.
(II) Survey of separation methods, thermodynamics of phase
(I, II) Required for all candidates for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
equilibria, thermodynamics of liquid-liquid partitioning, various types of
chemistry and geochemistry. M.S. students must register for the course
chromatography, ion exchange, electrophoresis, zone refining, use of
during each semester of residency. Ph.D. students must register each
inclusion compounds for separation, application of separation technology
semester until a grade is received satisfying the prerequisites for
for determining physical constants, e.g., stability constants of complexes.
CHGN660. Presentation of a graded non-thesis seminar and attendance
Prerequisite: CHGN507 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
at all departmental seminars are required. Prerequisite: Graduate student
semester hours. Offered alternate years.
status. 1 semester hour.
CHGN511. APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN580. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) The Applied Radiochemistry course is designed for those who have
(II) Application of X-ray diffraction techniques for crystal and molecular
a budding interest radiochemistry and its applications. A brief overview
structure determination of minerals, inorganic and organometallic
of radioactivity and general chemistry will be provided in the first three
compounds. Topics include the heavy atom method, data collection
weeks of the course. Follow-on weeks will feature segments focusing
by moving film techniques and by diffractometers, Fourier methods,
on the radiochemistry in the nuclear fuel cycle, radioisotope production,
interpretation of Patterson maps, refinement methods, direct methods.
nuclear forensics and the environment. Prerequisites: CHGN121/
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN122 or instructor consent. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
Offered alternate years.
semester hours.
CHGN581. ELECTROCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN515. CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to theory and practice of electrochemistry. Electrode
(I) Introduction to chemical bonding theories and calculations and their
potentials, reversible and irreversible cells, activity concept. Interionic
applications to solids of interest to materials science. The relationship
attraction theory, proton transfer theory of acids and bases, mechanisms
between a material?s properties and the bonding of its atoms will be
and fates of electrode reactions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
examined for a variety of materials. Includes an introduction to organic
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
polymers. Computer programs will be used for calculating bonding
CHGN583. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF SURFACE
parameters. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 3 hours lecture; 3
ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(II) Instru mental techniques for the characterization of surfaces of
CHGN523. SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
solid materials; Applications of such techniques to polymers, corrosion,
(I) Dependence of properties of solids on chemical bonding and structure;
metallurgy, adhesion science, microelectronics. Methods of analysis
principles of crystal growth, crystal imperfections, reactions and diffusion
discussed: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron
in solids, and the theory of conductors and semiconductors. Prerequisite:
spectroscopy (AES), ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), secondary
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered
ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering (RBS),
alternate years.
scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), energy
and wavelength dispersive x-ray analysis; principles of these methods,
CHGN536. ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHESIS. 3.0 Hours.
quantification, instrumentation, sample preparation. Prerequisite: B.S.
(II) An advanced course in the synthesis of macromolecules. Various
in Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or consent of
methods of polymerization will be discussed with an emphasis on the
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
specifics concerning the syntheses of different classes of organic and
inorganic polymers. Prerequisite: CHGN430, ChEN415, MLGN530 or
CHGN584. FUNDAMENTALS OF CATALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(II) The basic principles involved in the preparation, characterization,
testing and theory of heterogeneous and homo geneous catalysts are
CHGN555. POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS COLLOQUIUM. 1.0
discussed. Topics include chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, diffusion,
Hour.
surface kinetics, promoters, poisons, catalyst theory and design, acid
The Polymer and Complex Fluids Group at the Colorado School
base catalysis and soluble transition metal complexes. Examples of
of Mines combines expertise in the areas of flow and field based
important industrial applications are given. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or
transport, intelligent design and synthesis as well as nanomaterials
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and nanotechnology. A wide range of research tools employed by the
group includes characterization using rheology, scattering, microscopy,
CHGN585. CHEMICAL KINETICS. 3.0 Hours.
microfluidics and separations, synthesis of novel macromolecules
(II) Study of kinetic phenomena in chemical systems. Attention devoted
as well as theory and simulation involving molecular dynamics and
to various theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3
Monte Carlo approaches. The course will provide a mechanism for
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
collaboration between faculty and students in this research area by
CHGN597. SPECIAL RESEARCH. 15.0 Hours.
providing presentations on topics including the expertise of the group
and unpublished, ongoing campus research. Prerequisites: consent of
CHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Hour.
instructor. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit to a
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
maximum of 3 hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

136 Chemistry and Geochemistry
CHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN625. MOLECULAR SIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
Principles and practice of modern computer simulation techniques
used to understand solids, liquids, and gases. Review of the statistical
foundation of thermodynamics followed by indepth discussion of Monte
Carlo and Molecular Dynamics techniques. Discussion of intermolecular
potentials, extended ensembles, and mathematical algorithms used in
molecular simulations. Prerequisites: ChEN509 or equivalent, ChEN610
or equivalent recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN660. GRADUATE SEMINAR, Ph.D.. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Required of all candidates for the doctoral degree in chemistry or
geochemistry. Students must register for this course each semester
after completing CHGN560. Presentation of a graded nonthesis seminar
and attendance at all department seminars are required. Prerequisite:
CHGN560 or equivalent. 1 semester hour.
CHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Metallurgical and Materials
2. Approval of all courses by the Engineering-Report Committee and
the Department Head (Engineering-Report Committee consisting of
Engineering
3 or more members, including the advisor and at least 2 additional
members from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
2014-2015
Department.)
3. Submittal and successful oral defense, before the Engineering-Report
Degrees Offered
Committee, of an Engineering Report, which presents the results of a
case study or an engineering development.
• Master of Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
• Master of Science (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
Restrictions:
• Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
1. Only three (3) credit hours of independent course work, e.g.
Program Description
MTGN599, may be applied toward the degree.
2. A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of approved 400-level course
The program of study for the Master or Doctor of Philosophy degrees
work may be applied toward the degree.
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is selected by the student in
3. Courses taken to remove deficiencies may not be applied toward the
consultation with her or his advisor, and with the approval of the Thesis
degree.
Committee. The program can be tailored within the framework of the
regulations of the Graduate School to match the student’s interests while
The Master of Engineering Degree can be obtained as part of the
maintaining the main theme of materials engineering and processing.
combined undergraduate/graduate degree program. See "Combined
There are three Areas of Specialization within the Department:
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs" section of the bulletin for
more details.
• Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy;
• Physicochemical Processing of Materials; and,
Master of Science Degree
• Ceramic Engineering.
Requirements: A minimum total of 30.0 credit hours, consisting of:
The Department is home to six research centers:
1. A minimum of 18.0 credit hours of approved course work and a
• Advanced Coatings and Surface Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL);
minimum of 6.0 hours of graduate research-credits listed under
MTGN707.
• Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center
(ASPPRC);
2. Approval of all courses by the Thesis Committee and the Department
Head. (Thesis Committee: consisting of 3 or more members,
• Center for Advanced Non Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA)
including the advisor and at least 1 additional member from the
• Center for Welding Joining, and Coatings Research (CWJCR);
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department.)
• Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC); and,
3. Submittal and successful oral defense of a thesis before a Thesis
• Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM).
Committee. The thesis must present the results of original scientific
research or development.
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC) also operates
closely with the Department.
Restrictions:
A Graduate Certificate is offered by each Department Center – the
1. Only three (3) credit hours of independent course work, e.g.
requirements for the Graduate Certificate are:
MTGN599, may be applied toward the degree.
2. A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of approved 400-level course
1. Be admitted to MME Graduate Certificate Program upon the
work may be applied toward the degree.
recommendation of the MME Department.
3. Courses taken to remove deficiencies may not be applied toward the
2. Complete a total of 12 hours of course credits of which only 3 credit
degree.
hours can be at the 400 level.
The specific courses to be taken are determined by the Graduate Advisor
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
in the Department Center selected by the candidate. A cumulative grade
Requirements: A minimum total of 72.0 credit hours consisting of:
point average of B or better must be maintained while completing these
requirements.
1. A minimum of 36.0 credit hours of approved course work and a
minimum of 24.0 hours of research-credits (MTGN707). Credit hours
Degree Program Requirements
previously earned for a Master's degree may be applied, subject
to approval, toward the Doctoral degree provided that the Master's
The program requirements for the three graduate degrees offered by the
degree was in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering or a similar
Department are listed below:
field. At least 21.0 credit hours of approved course work must be
Master of Engineering Degree
taken at the Colorado School of Mines.
2. All courses and any applicable Master's degree credit-hours must be
Requirements: A minimum total of 30.0 credit hours consisting of:
approved by the Thesis Committee and the Department Head (Thesis
Committee consisting of: 5 or more members, including the advisor,
1. A minimum of 24.0 credit hours of approved course work and 6.0
at least 2 additional members from the Metallurgical and Materials
hours of graduate research-credits listed under MTGN700.

138 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Engineering Department, and at least 1 member from outside the
Extractive and Mineral Processing Research
Department.)
• Chemical and physical processing of materials
3. Presentation of a Proposal on the Thesis-Research Project to the
• Electrometallurgy
Thesis Committee.
• Hydrometallurgy
4. Passing grade on the written and oral Qualifying-Process (Q.P.)
Examinations.
• Mineral processing
5. Presentation of a Progress Report on their Research Project to
• Pyrometallurgy
the Thesis Committee; this presentation is usually 6 months after
• Recycling and recovery of materials
successfully completing the Q.P. Examinations and no fewer than 6
• Thermal plasma processing
weeks before the Defense of Thesis.
6. Submittal and successful oral-defense of a thesis before the Thesis
Nonferrous Research
Committee. The thesis must present the results of original scientific
• Aluminum alloys
research or development.
• High entropy alloys
Restrictions:
• Magnesium alloys
• Nonferrous structural alloys
1. Only six (6) credit hours of independent course work, e.g. MTGN599,
• Shape memory alloys
may be applied toward the degree.
• Superalloys
2. A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of approved 400-level course
work may be applied toward the degree.
• Titanium alloys
3. Courses taken to remove deficiencies may not be applied toward the
Polymers and Biomaterials Research
degree.
• Advanced polymer membranes and thin films
Prerequisites
• Biopolymers
The entering graduate-student in the Department of Metallurgical
• Bio-mimetic and bio-inspired materials engineering
and Materials Engineering must have completed an undergraduate
• Calcium phosphate based ceramics
program equivalent to that required for the B.S. degree in: Metallurgical
• Drug delivery
and Materials Engineering, Materials Science or a related field. This
• Failure of medical devices
undergraduate program should have included a background in science
• Interfaces between materials and tissue
fundamentals and engineering principles. A student, who possesses
this background but has not taken specific undergraduate courses in
• Living/controlled polymerization
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these
• Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
course deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study.
• Porous structured materials
• Self- and directed-assembly
Fields of Research
• Structural medical alloys
Ceramic Research
• Tissue as a composite material
• Ceramic processing
Steel Research
• Ceramic-metal composites
• Advanced high strength steels
• Functional materials
• Advanced steel coatings
• Ion implantation
• Carburized steels
• Modeling of ceramic processing
• Deformation behavior of steels
• Solid oxide fuel cell materials and membranes
• Fatigue behavior of steels
• Transparent conducting oxides
• Microalloyed steels
Coatings Research
• Nickel-based steels
• Quench and partitioned steels
• Chemical vapor deposition
• Plate steels
• Coating materials, films and applications
• Sheet steels
• Epitaxial growth
• Interfacial science
Welding and Joining Research
• Physical vapor deposition
• Brazing of ultra wide gaps
• Surface mechanics
• Explosive processing of materials
• Surface physics
• Laser welding and processing
• Tribology of thin films and coatings
• Levitation for kinetics and surface tension evaluation
• Materials joining processes
• Pyrochemical kinetics studies using levitation

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• Underwater and under oil welding
MTGN532
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I -
3.0
• Welding and joining science
COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS
• Welding rod development
MTGN533
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II -
3.0
• Welding stress management
APPLIED SEPARATIONS
• Weld metallurgy
MTGN534
CASE STUDIES IN PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
3.0
• Weld wire development
MTGN535
PYROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES
3.0
MTGN536
OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF
3.0
Nuclear Materials Research
METALLURGICAL SYSTEMS
• Nuclear materials characterization
MTGN537
ELECTROMETALLURGY
3.0
• Nuclear materials processing
MTGN538
HYDROMETALLURGY
3.0
• Nuclear materials properties
MTGN539
PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS PROCESSING
3.0
REACTOR DESIGN
Experimental Methods
MTGN541
INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OF METALS
3.0
• 3D atom probe tomography
MTGN542
ALLOYING THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND PHASE 3.0
STABILITY
• Atomic force microscopy
MTGN543
THEORY OF DISLOCATIONS
3.0
• Computer modeling and simulation
MTGN544
FORGING AND DEFORMATION MODELING
3.0
• Electron microscopy
MTGN545
FATIGUE AND FRACTURE
3.0
• Mathematical modeling of material processes
MTGN546
CREEP AND HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS 3.0
• Nanoindentation
MTGN547
PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS
3.0
• Non-destructive evaluation
MTGN548
TRANSFORMATIONS IN METALS
3.0
• X-ray diffraction
MTGN549
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FERROUS
3.0
Other Research Areas
ALLOYS
MTGN551
ADVANCED CORROSION ENGINEERING
3.0
• Combustion synthesis
MTGN552
INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOSITES
3.0
• Corrosion science and engineering
MTGN553
STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS
3.0
• Failure analysis
MTGN554
OXIDATION OF METALS
3.0
• Mechanical metallurgy
MTGN555
SOLID STATE THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
• Phase transformation and mechanism of microstructural change
MTGN556
TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS
3.0
• Physical metallurgy
MTGN557
SOLIDIFICATION
3.0
• Reactive metals properties
MTGN560
ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURES
3.0
• Strengthening mechanisms
MTGN561
PHYSICAL METALLURGY OF ALLOYS FOR
3.0
• Structure-property relationships
AEROSPACE
MTGN505
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND DIFFRACTION
3.0
MTGN564
ADVANCED FORGING AND FORMING
3.0
MTGN511
SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
1-3
MTGN565
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
ENGINEERING PROBLEMS
AND COMPOSITES
MTGN512
SPECIAL METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
1-3
MTGN569
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
ENGINEERING PROBLEMS
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
MTGN514
DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND TRANSPORT
3.0
MTGN571
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
1-3
PROCESSES IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
MTGN516
MICROSTRUCTURE OF CERAMIC SYSTEMS
3.0
MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
3.0
MTGN517
REFRACTORIES
3.0
MTGN580
ADVANCED WELDING METALLURGY
3.0
MTGN518
PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMIC SYSTEMS
3.0
MTGN581
WELDING HEAT SOURCES AND INTERACTIVE 3.0
MTGN523
APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLUTION
3.0
CONTROLS
CHEMISTRY
MTGN582
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WELDED
3.0
MTGN526
GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
JOINTS
MTGN527
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
MTGN583
PRINCIPLES OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING 3.0
MTGN528
EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY OF COPPER,
3.0
AND EVALUATION
GOLD AND SILVER
MTGN584
NON-FUSION JOINING PROCESSES
3.0
MTGN529
METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT
3.0
MTGN586
DESIGN OF WELDED STRUCTURES AND
3.0
MTGN530
ADVANCED IRON AND STEELMAKING
3.0
ASSEMBLIES
MTGN531
THERMODYNAMICS OF METALLURGICAL AND 3.0
MTGN587
PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF WELDING AND
3.0
MATERIALS PROCESSING
JOINING PROCESSES

140 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN591
PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
3.0
Hongjun Liang
PROCESSES
Emmanuel De Moor
MTGN593
NUCLEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND
3.0
ENGINEERING
Corinne E. Packard
MTGN598
SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND
1-6
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Zhenzhen Yu
MTGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
1-3
Teaching Associate Professors
MTGN605
ADVANCED TRANSMISSION ELECTRON
2.0
MICROSCOPY
Gerald Bourne
MTGN605L
ADVANCED TRANSMISSION ELECTRON
1.0
John P. Chandler
MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
MTGN631
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN
3.0
Research Professors
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS SYSTEMS
Richard K. Ahrenkiel
MTGN671
ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY
1-3
MTGN672
ADVANCED MATERIALS LABORATORY
1-3
Ivan Cornejo
MTGN696
VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
3.0
Stephen Midson
MTGN697
MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF
3.0
COATINGS AND THIN FILMS
William Sproul
MTGN698
SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND
1-3
William (Grover) Coors
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
MTGN699
INDEPENDENT STUDY
1-3
Robert Field
MTGN700
GRADUATE RESEARCH CREDIT: MASTER OF
1-6
Terry Lowe
ENGINEERING
MTGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
1-15
D. (Erik) Spiller
RESEARCH CREDIT
James C. Williams
Professors
Research Associate Professors
Michael J. Kaufman, Department Head
Robert Cryderman
Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor
Carole Graas
Stephen Liu, Interim American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Jianhua Tong
Brajendra Mishra
Edgar Vidal
Ryan O'Hayre
Research Assistant Professors
David Diercks
Ivar E. Reimanis, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramics
Judith C. Gomez
John G. Speer, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Jianliang Lin
Patrick R. Taylor, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical
Svitlana Pylypenko
Metallurgy
Professors Emeriti
Chester J. Van Tyne, Associate Department Head, FIERF Professor
George S. Ansell, President Emeritus
Associate Professors
W. Rex Bull, Professor Emeritus
Kip O. Findley
Glen R. Edwards, University Professor Emeritus
Brian Gorman
John P. Hager, University Professor Emeritus
Jeffrey C. King
George Krauss, University Professor Emeritus
Steven W. Thompson
Gerard P. Martins, Professor Emeritus
Assistant Professors
David K. Matlock, University Professor Emeritus
Geoff L. Brennecka
John J. Moore, Professor Emeritus

Colorado School of Mines 141
David L. Olson, University Professor Emeritus
Dennis W. Readey, University Professor Emeritus
Associate Professors Emeriti
Gerald L. DePoorter
Robert H. Frost

142 Physics
Physics
Physics Colloquium
All full-time physics graduate students must attend the Physics
2014-2015
Colloquium, which is represented in the curriculum by the Graduate
Seminar courses. Students must take one of these courses every
Degrees Offered
semester that they are enrolled at CSM. Those students who are in
the M.S. Program, sign up for PHGN501 (fall) and PHGN502 (spring).
• Master of Science (Applied Physics)
Students in the Ph.D. program sign up for PHGN601 (fall) and PHGN602
(spring). At the end of each semester students are assigned either a
• Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physics)
satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress grade, based on attendance,
Program Description
until the final semester of the student's degree program, when a letter
grade is assigned based on all prior semesters' attendance grades. As
The Physics Department at CSM offers a full program of instruction
a result, while these courses are taken each year, only 1 hour total of
and research leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. in Applied Physics and is
course credit is conferred for each of 501, 502, 601, or 602. Students
part of interdisciplinary programs in Materials Science and in Nuclear
who have official part-time status and who have already taken at least
Engineering, through which students can obtain both the M.S. and the
one semester of 501 and 502 for the M.S. degree, or 601 and 602 for the
Ph.D degrees. The research in these graduate programs is supported
Ph.D. degree are not required to sign up for Graduate Seminar during
by external grants and contracts totaling $6.5M/year. Research in the
subsequent semesters.
Department is organized under three primary themes: subatomic physics,
condensed matter physics, and applied optics. With 23 faculty, 83
Prerequisites
graduate students, and 262 undergraduate physics majors, the Physics
The Graduate School of the Colorado School of Mines is open to
Department at CSM is a vibrant intellectual community providing high-
graduates from four-year programs at accredited colleges or universities.
quality education in state-of-the-art facilities.
Admission to the Physics Department M.S. and Ph.D. programs
Graduate students are given a solid background in the fundamentals of
is competitive and is based on an evaluation of undergraduate
classical and modern physics at an advanced level and are encouraged
performance, standardized test scores, and references. The
early in their studies to learn about the research interests of the faculty so
undergraduate course of study of each applicant is evaluated according
that a thesis topic can be identified.
to the requirements of the Physics Department.
Program Requirements
Required Curriculum
Students entering graduate programs in Applied Physics will select an
Master of Science, Applied Physics
initial program in consultation with the departmental graduate student
Core Courses
advising committee until such time as a research field has been chosen
and a thesis committee appointed.
PHGN511
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
3.0
PHGN520
QUANTUM MECHANICS I
3.0
Master of Science
Select one of the following:
3.0
Requirements: 20 semester hours of course work in an approved
PHGN505
CLASSICAL MECHANICS I
program, plus 16 semester hours of research credit, with a satisfactory
PHGN507
ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I
thesis.
PHGN521
QUANTUM MECHANICS II
PHGN530
STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Doctorate of Philosophy
PH ELECT
Electives
9.0
Requirements: 32 semester hours of course work in an approved
PHGN501
GRADUATE SEMINAR
2.0
program, plus 40 semester hours of research credit, with a satisfactory
& PHGN502
and GRADUATE SEMINAR *
thesis. 12 semester hours of course work will be in a specialty topic
PHGN707
Master's Thesis
16.0
area defined in consultation with the thesis advisor. Possible specialty
topic areas within the Physics Department exist in Optical Science and
Total Hours
36.0
Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Physics, Renewable
*
Energy Physics, and Nuclear/Particle Physics and Astrophysics.
Graduate Seminar: Each full-time M.S. graduate student will register
for Graduate Seminar each semester for a total of 2 semester hours
To demonstrate adequate preparation for the Ph.D. degree in Applied
of credit cumulative over the degree.
Physics, each student must achieve a grade of 3.0 or better in each core
course. Students not meeting this standard must pass oral examinations
Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics
covering the relevant core courses or retake the courses with a grade of
Core Courses
3.0 or better within one year. This process is part of the requirement for
admission to candidacy, which full time Ph.D. students must complete
PHGN505
CLASSICAL MECHANICS I
3.0
within two calendar years of admission, as described in the campus-
PHGN507
ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I
3.0
wide graduate degree requirements (http://bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/
PHGN511
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
3.0
programs) section of this bulletin. Other degree requirements, time limits,
PHGN520
QUANTUM MECHANICS I
3.0
and procedural details can be found in the Physics Department Graduate
PHGN521
QUANTUM MECHANICS II
3.0
Student Advising Brochure.
PHGN530
STATISTICAL MECHANICS
3.0

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PHGN601
ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR
2.0
Eric S. Toberer
& PHGN602
and ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR *
Zhigang Wu
PH ELECT
Special topic area electives
12.0
PHGN707
Doctoral Thesis
40.0
Jeramy D. Zimmerman
Total Hours
72.0
Teaching Professors
*
Graduate Seminar: Each full-time Ph.D. graduate student will register
Alex T. Flournoy
for Graduate Seminar each semester for a total of 2 semester hours
Patrick B. Kohl
of cumulative credit over the degree.
H. Vincent Kuo
Fields of Research
Todd G. Ruskell
Applied Optics: lasers, ultrafast optics and x-ray generation,
spectroscopy, near-field and multiphoton microscopy, non-linear optics,
Charles A. Stone
quasi-optics and millimeter waves.
Teaching Associate Professor
Ultrasonics: laser ultrasonics, resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, wave
propagation in random media.
Kristine E. Callan
Subatomic: low energy nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, cosmic
Research Professors
ray physics, nuclear theory, fusion plasma diagnostics.
Gerald B. Arnold
Materials Physics: photovoltaics, nanostructures and quantum dots,
Mark W. Coffey
thin film semiconductors, transparent conductors, amorphous materials,
thermoelectric materials, plasmonics, first principles materials theory.
Jonathan L. Mace
Condensed Matter: x-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, self
Research Associate Professors
assembled systems, soft condensed matter, condensed matter theory,
quantum chaos, quantum information and quantum many body theory.
Joseph D. Beach
Surface and Interfaces: x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger
James E. Bernard
spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopies, second harmonic
Research Assistant Professors
generation.
P. David Flammer
Professors
Chito Kendrick
Lincoln D. Carr
Adele C. Tamboli
Reuben T. Collins
Professors Emeriti
Uwe Greife
James T. Brown
Frank V. Kowalski
F. Edward Cecil, University Professor Emeritus
Mark T. Lusk
John A. DeSanto
Frederic Sarazin
Thomas E. Furtak
John A. Scales
James A. McNeil, University Professor Emeritus
Jeff A. Squier, Department Head
John U. Trefny, President Emeritus
P. Craig Taylor
Don L. Williamson
Associate Professors
F. Richard Yeatts
Charles G. Durfee III
Associate Professors Emeriti
Timothy R. Ohno
William B. Law
Lawrence R. Wiencke
Arthur Y. Sakakura
David M. Wood
Assistant Professors
Susanta K. Sarkar

144 Physics
Courses
PHGN530. STATISTICAL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Review of thermodynamics; equilibrium and stability; statistical
PHGN501. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
operator and ensemblesl ideal systems; phase transitions; non-
(I) M.S. students will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students
equilibrium systems. Prerequisite: PHGN341 or equivalent and
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar. See
PHGN520. Co-requisite: PHGN521. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
additional course registration instructions under Program Requirements
above. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
PHGN535. INTERDISCIPLINARY SILICON PROCESSING
LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN502. GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(II) Explores the application of science and engineering principles to
(II) M.S. students will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students
the fabrication and testing of microelectronic devices with emphasis
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar. See
on specific unit operations and interrelation among processing steps.
additional course registration instructions under Program Requirements
Teams work together to fabricate, test, and optimize simple devices.
above. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab; 3
PHGN503. RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH. 1.0 Hour.
semester hours.
(II) This course introduces students to the various components of
PHGN542. SOLID STATE DEVICES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC
responsible research practices. Subjects covered move from issues
APPLICATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
related to professional rights and obligations through those related to
(II) An overview of the physical principles involved in the characterization,
collaboration, communication and the management of grants, to issues
and operation of solid state devices. Topics will include: semiconductor
dealing with intellectual property. The course culminates with students
physics, electronic transport, recombination and generation, intrinsic
writing an ethics essay based on a series of topics proposed by the
and extrinsic semiconductors, electrical contacts, p-n junction devices
course instructor. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
(e.g., LEDs, solar cells, lasers, particle detectors); other semiconductor
PHGN504. RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT. 3.0
devices (e.g., bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors and
Hours.
capacitors). There will be emphasis on optical interactions and application
Physical principles and methodology of the instrumentation used in the
to photovoltaic devices. Prerequisite: PHGN440 or equivalent or consent
detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. Prerequisite: Consent of
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN550. NANOSCALE PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN505. CLASSICAL MECHANICS I. 3.0 Hours.
An introduction to the basic physics concepts involved in nanoscale
(I) Review of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in the dynamics
phenomena, processing methods resulting in engineered nanostructures,
of particles and rigid bodies; kinetic theory; coupled oscillations and
and the design and operation of novel structures and devices which
continuum mechanics; fluid mechanics. Prerequisite: PHGN350 or
take advantage of nanoscale effects. Students will become familiar
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
with interdisciplinary aspects of nanotechnology, as well as with current
nanoscience developments described in the literature. Prerequisites:
PHGN507. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN320, PHGN341, co-requisite: PHGN462, or permission of
(II) To provide a strong background in electromagnetic theory.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Electrostatics, magnetostatics, dynamical Maxwell equations, wave
phenomena. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equivalent and PHGN511. 3
PHGN566. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems found in their
PHGN511. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial optics, imaging, aberration
(I) Review of complex variable and finite and infinite-dimensional linear
analysis, use of commercial ray tracing and optimazation, diffraction,
vector spaces. Sturm-Liouville problem, integral equations, computer
linear systems and optical transfer functions, detectors, and optical
algebra. Prerequisite: PHGN311 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3
system examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3
semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN520. QUANTUM MECHANICS I. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN570. FOURIER AND PHYSICAL OPTICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Schroedinger equation, uncertainty, change of representation, one-
This course addresses the propagation of light through optical systems.
dimensonal problems, axioms for state vectors and operators, matrix
Diffraction theory is developed to show how 2D Fourier transforms and
mechanics, uncertainty relations, time-independent perturbation theory,
linear systems theory can be applied to imaging systems. Analytic and
time-dependent perturbations, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum;
numerical Fourier and microscopes, spectrometers and holographic
semiclassical methods, variational methods, two-level system, sudden
imaging. They are also applied to temporal propagation in ultrafast optics.
and adiabatic changes, applications. Prerequisite: PHGN511 and
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. 3 hours
PHGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN521. QUANTUM MECHANICS II. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN585. NONLINEAR OPTICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Review of angular momentum, central potentials and applications.
An exploration of the nonlinear response of a medium (semiclassical
Spin; rotations in quantum mechanics. Formal scattering theory, Born
and quantum descriptions) and nonlinear wave mixing and propagation.
series, partial wave analysis. Addition of angular momenta, Wigner-
Analytic and numeric techniques to treat nonlinear dynamics are
Eckart theorem, selection rules, identical particles. Prerequisite:
developed. Applications to devices and modern research areas are
PHGN520. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
discussed, including harmonic and parametric wave modulation,
phase conjugation, electro-optic modulation. Prerequiste: PHGN462
or equivalent, PHGN520, or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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PHGN590. NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN641. ADVANCED CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
Bridges the gap between courses in fundamental nuclear physics and the
Provides working graduate-level knowledge of applications of solid state
practice of electrical power production using nuclear reactors. Review of
physics and important models to crystalline and non-crystalline systems
nuclear constituents, forces, structure, energetics, decay and reactions;
in two and three dimensions. Review of transport by Bloch electrons;
interaction of radiation with matter, detection of radiation; nuclear cross
computation, interpretation of band structures. Interacting electron gas
sections, neutron induced reactions including scattering, absorption,
and overview of density functional theory. Quantum theory of optical
and fission; neutron diffusion, multiplication, criticality; simple reactor
properties of condensed systems; Kramers-Kronig analysis, sum rules,
geometries and compositions; nuclear reactor kinetics and control;
spectroscopies. Response and correlation functions. Theoretical models
modeling and simulation of reactors. Prerequisite: PHGN422 or consent
for metal-insulator and localization transitions in 1, 2, 3 dimensions
of instructor.
(e.g., Mott, Hubbard, Anderson, Peierls distortion). Boltzmann equation.
Introduction to magnetism; spin waves. Phenomenology of soft
PHGN597. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
condensed matter: order parameters, free energies. Conventional
PHGN598. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
superconductivity. Prerequisites: PHGN440 or equivalent, PHGN520,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
PHGN530. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
PHGN698. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
PHGN599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
PHGN699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
PHGN601. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(I) Ph.D. students will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar. See
PHGN707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH
additional course registration instructions under Program Requirements
CREDIT. 1-15 Hour.
above. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
(I, II, S) Research credit hours required for completion of a Masters-level
PHGN602. ADVANCED GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Research must be carried out under the
(II) Ph.D. students will attend the weekly Physics Colloquium. Students
direct supervision of the student's faculty advisor. Variable class and
will be responsible for presentations during this weekly seminar. See
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
additional course registration instructions under Program Requirements
above. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
PHGN608. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II. 3.0 Hours.
Spherical, cylindrical, and guided waves; relativistic 4-dimensional
formulation of electromagnetic theory. Prerequisite: PHGN507. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
PHGN612. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II. 3.0 Hours.
Continuation of PHGN511. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
PHGN623. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS. 3.0 Hours.
The fundamental physics principles and quantum mechanical models
and methods underlying nuclear structure, transitions, and scattering
reactions. Prerequisite: PHGN521 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered on demand.
PHGN624. NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
The physical principles and research methods used to understand
nucleosynthesis and energy generation in the universe. Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered on
demand.

146 Geochemistry
Geochemistry
GEOL540
ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AND
GEOCHRONOLOGY
Degrees Offered
In addition, all students must complete a 1-2 hour laboratory course
• Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry
selected from several available. Master of Science (Geochemistry degree
track) students must also complete an appropriate thesis, based upon
• Master of Science (Geochemistry)
original research they have conducted. A thesis proposal and course of
• Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
study must be approved by the student's thesis committee before the
student begins substantial work on the thesis research.
Program Description
The requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry degree
The Graduate Program in Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary program
track) program will be established individually by a student's thesis
with the mission to educate students whose interests lie at the
committee, but must meet the minimum requirements presented below.
intersection of the geological and chemical sciences. The Geochemistry
The Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry degree track) program will
Program consists of two subprograms, administering two M.S. and
require a minimum of 72 credit hours. At least 24 hours must be research
Ph.D. degree tracks and one Professional Master's (non-thesis) degree
credit and at least 18 hours must be course work. Up to 24 hours of
program. The Geochemistry (GC) degree track pertains to the history
course credit may be transferred from previous graduate-level work
and evolution of the Earth and its features, including but not limited
upon approval of the thesis committee. Research credits may not be
to the chemical evolution of the crust and mantle, geochemistry of
transferred. Students who enter the Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry
energy and mineral resources, aqueous geochemistry and fluid-rock/
degree track) program with a thesis-based Master of Science degree
fluid-mineral interactions and chemical mineralogy. The Environmental
from another institution may transfer up to 36 semester hours, upon
Biogeochemistry (EBGC) degree track pertains to the coupled chemical
approval of the thesis committee, in recognition of the course work and
and biological processes of Earth's biosphere, and the changes in these
research completed for that degree.
processes caused by human activities.
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry degree track) students must take:
Master of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy
CHGC503
INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY
4.0
CHGC504
METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
2.0
1. Geochemistry degree track
CHGC514
GEOCHEMISTRY THERMODYNAMICS AND
3.0
KINETICS
Prerequisites
Laboratory course
1.0
Select two of the following:
3-4
Each entering student will have an entrance interview with members of
the Geochemistry subprogram faculty. Since entering students may not
CHGN503
ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
be proficient in both areas, a placement examination in geology and/or
CHGC509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the interviewing faculty.
GEOCHEMISTRY
If a placement examination is given, the results may be used to establish
GEOL512
MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
deficiency requirements. Credit toward a graduate degree will not be
GEOL540
ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AND
granted for courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
GEOCHRONOLOGY
Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry degree track) students must also
The Master of Science (Geochemistry degree track) requires a minimum
complete an appropriate thesis, based upon original research they have
of 36 semester hours including:
conducted. A thesis proposal and course of study must be approved by
the student's thesis committee before the student begins substantial work
Course work
24.0
on the thesis research.
Research credits
12.0
Master of Science (Geochemistry degree track) and Doctor of Philosophy
Total Hours
36.0
(Geochemistry degree track) students resident in the Department
of Chemistry and Geochemistry or the Department of Geology
To ensure breadth of background, the course of study for the Master of
and Geological Engineering shall adhere to the seminar rules and
Science (Geochemistry degree track) must include:
requirements of the department of residence.
CHGC503
INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY
4.0
2. Environmental Biogeochemistry
CHGC504
METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
2.0
(EBGC) degree track
Master of Science (Geochemistry) students select two of the
3-4
following:
Prerequisites
CHGN503
ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
A candidate for an M.S. or Ph.D. in the EBGC degree track should
CHGC509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
have an undergraduate science or engineering degree with coursework
GEOCHEMISTRY
including multivariable calculus, two semesters each of physics and
GEOL512
MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
chemistry, and one semester each of biology and earth science.
CHGC514
GEOCHEMISTRY THERMODYNAMICS AND
Applicants who do not fulfill these requirements may still be admitted,
KINETICS
but will need to undergo an entrance interview to establish deficiency

Colorado School of Mines 147
requirements. Credit toward a graduate degree will not be given for
In case of failure of the comprehensive examination, a re-examination
undergraduate courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
may be given upon the recommendation of the thesis committee and
approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Only one re-examination may
Requirements
be given.
Required Curriculum: A thesis proposal and thesis are required for all
Tuition
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the EBGC degree track. M.S. thesis advisors
(or at least one co-advisor) must be members of the EBGC subprogram.
The Master of Science (Geochemistry) and Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. thesis committees must have a total of at least four members.
(Geochemistry) programs have been admitted to the Western Regional
Ph.D. advisors (or at least one of two co-advisors) and one additional
Graduate Program. This entity recognizes the Geochemistry Program
committee member must be members of the EBGC subprogram. M.S.
as unique in the region. Designation of the Geochemistry Program by
students will be expected to give one public seminar on their research;
Western Regional Graduate program allows residents of western states
Ph.D. students are required to give at least one in addition to their thesis
to enroll in the program at Colorado resident tuition rates. Eligible states
defense presentation.
include Alaska, Arizona, California ,Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and
In addition, both M.S. and Ph.D. students in the EBGC degree track must
Wyoming.
complete the following coursework:
1. Two required classes:
Professional Masters in
CHGC503
INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY
4.0
Environmental Geochemistry
CHGC504
METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
2.0
2. One chemistry-focused class, chosen from the following list:
Introduction
CEEN550
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
The Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry program is
CHEMISTRY
intended to provide:
CHGC509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
3.0
GEOCHEMISTRY
1. an opportunity for CSM undergraduates to obtain, as part of a fifth
CEEN551
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
year of study, a Master in addition to the Bachelor degree; and
3. One biology-focused class chosen from the following list:
2. additional education for working professionals in the area of
geochemistry as it applies to problems relating to the environment.
CEEN560
MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND THE
3.0
ENVIRONMENT
This is a non-thesis Master degree program administered by the
CEEN562
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOMICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Environmental Biogeochemistry subprogram of the Geochemistry
CHGC562
MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
program, and may be completed as part of a combined degree program
4. One earth science-focused class chosen from the following list
by individuals already matriculated as undergraduate students at CSM,
or by individuals already holding undergraduate or advanced degrees
CHGC514
GEOCHEMISTRY THERMODYNAMICS AND
3.0
and who are interested in a graduate program that does not have the
KINETICS
traditional research requirement. The program consists primarily of
(New class) Geochemical Modeling
coursework in geochemistry and allied fields with an emphasis on
(New class) Earth Surface Geochemistry
environmental applications. No research is required though the program
5. One class focusing on analytical methods in environmental/
does allow for independent study, professional development, internship,
biogeochemistry chosen from several available, including:
and cooperative experience.
CHGC506
WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY
2.0
Application
GEGN530
CLAY CHARACTERIZATION
1.0
Undergraduate students at CSM must declare an interest during their
Total credits required for M.S.: 36
third year to allow for planning of coursework that will apply towards
Total credits required for Ph.D.: 72 (at least 18 of coursework)
the program. These students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Students majoring in other departments besides the Department of
The student’s thesis committee may specify additional course
Geology and Geological Engineering and the Department of Chemistry
requirements and makes final decisions regarding transfer credits.
and Geochemistry may want to decide on the combined degree program
option earlier to be sure prerequisites are satisfied. Applicants other than
Comprehensive Examination
CSM undergraduates who are applying for this non-thesis Master degree
program must follow the same procedures that all prospective graduate
Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry) students in both degree tracks
students follow. However, the requirement of the general GRE may be
must take a comprehensive examination. It is expected that this exam
waived.
will be completed within three years of matriculation or after the bulk of
course work is finished, whichever occurs earlier. This examination will
Prerequisites
be administered by the student's thesis committee and will consist of an
oral and a written examination, administered in a format to be determined
Each entering student will have an entrance interview with members of
by the thesis committee. Two negative votes in the thesis committee
the Geochemistry faculty. Each department recognizes that entering
constitute failure of the examination.
students may not be proficient in both areas. A placement examination
in geology and/or chemistry may be required upon the discretion of the
interviewing faculty. If a placement examination is given, the results may

148 Geochemistry
be used to establish deficiency requirements. Credit toward a graduate
independent study credits taken to fulfill a research cooperative, or other
degree will not be granted for courses taken to fulfill deficiencies.
professional development experience. A course program will be designed
in advanced through consultation between the student and an advisor
Requirements
from the Geochemistry Committee of the Whole.
A minimum of 30 credit hours are required, with an overall GPA of at least
CHGC503
INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY
4.0
3.0. The overall course requirements will depend on the background of
CHGC504
METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
2.0
the individual, but may be tailored to professional objectives.
CHGC505
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
A 10 credit-hour core program consists of:
CHEMISTRY
CHGC506
WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY
2.0
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING *
3.0
CHGC509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
3.0
CHGC503
INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY
4.0
GEOCHEMISTRY
CHGC509
INTRODUCTION TO AQUEOUS
3.0
CHGC511
GEOCHEMISTRY OF IGNEOUS ROCKS
3.0
GEOCHEMISTRY
CHGC514
GEOCHEMISTRY THERMODYNAMICS AND
3.0
Total Hours
10.0
KINETICS
CHGC527
ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF FOSSIL FUELS 3.0
In addition, 14 credit hours must be selected from the list below,
AND ORE DEPOSITS
representing the following core areas: geochemical methods, geographic
CHGC555
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
information system, geological data analysis, groundwater engineering
CHGC562
MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
or modeling, hydrothermal geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, physical
chemistry, microbiology, mineralogy, organic geochemistry, and
CHGC563
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
2.0
thermodynamics. This selection of courses must include at least one
CHGC564
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICROBIOLOGY 3.0
laboratory course.
CHGC598
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
CHGC698
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
CEEN560
MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY AND THE
3.0
ENVIRONMENT
Professors
CHGC504
METHODS IN GEOCHEMISTRY
2.0
Wendy J. Harrison, Geology and Geological Engineering
CHGC506
WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY
2.0
CHGC527
ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF FOSSIL FUELS 3.0
Murray W. Hitzman, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology
AND ORE DEPOSITS
CHGC555
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
3.0
John McCray, Civil and Environmental Engineering
CHGC562
MICROBIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
James F. Ranville, Chemistry and Geochemistrty
CHGC563
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
2.0
Richard F. Wendlandt, Geology and Geological Engineering
CHGC564
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOMICROBIOLOGY 3.0
CHGN503
ADV PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
4.0
Associate Professors
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
3.0
Linda A. Figueroa, Civil and Environmental Engineering
GEGN575
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
John D. Humphrey , Geology and Geological Engineering
GEGN581
ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY
3.0
John R. Spear, Civil and Environmental Engineering
GEGN583
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
Bettina M. Voelker, Chemistry and Geochemistry
GEGN683
ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
3.0
GEOL512
MINERALOGY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
Assistant Professors
GEOL530
CLAY CHARACTERIZATION
1.0
Christopher P. Higgins, Civil and Environmental Engineering
GEOL540
ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AND
3.0
Nigel M. Kelly, Geology and Geological Engineering
GEOCHRONOLOGY
GEOL550
INTEGRATED BASIN MODELING
3.0
Thomas Monecke, Geology and Geological Engineering
Laboratory courses:
Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Geology and Geological Engineering
CHGC506
WATER ANALYSIS LABORATORY
1-2
Jonathan O. Sharp, Civil and Environmental Engineering
or GEOL530
CLAY CHARACTERIZATION
Professors Emeriti
An additional 6 credit-hours of free electives may be selected to complete
John B. Curtis, Geology and Geological Engineering
the 30 credit-hour requirement. Free electives may be selected from
the course offerings of the Department of Geology and Geological
Donald L. Macalady , Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering, the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, or the
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and may also be
Patrick MacCarthy, Chemistry and Geochemistry

Colorado School of Mines 149
Samuel B. Romberger, Geology and Geological Engineering
Thomas R. Wildeman, Chemistry and Geochemistry
Associate Professors Emeriti
L. Graham Closs, Geology and Geological Engineering
E. Craig Simmons, Chemistry and Geochemistry

150 Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Hydrologic Science and
several western states are given the tuition status of Colorado residents.
These states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Engineering
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming.
Degrees Offered
For more information on HSE curriculum please refer to the HSE website
• Master of Science (Hydrology), Thesis option
at hydrology.mines.edu.
• Master of Science (Hydrology), Non-thesis option
Combined Degree Program Option
• Doctor of Philosophy (Hydrology)
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin work on a
Program Description
M.S. degree in Hydrology while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for students to
The Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program is an
complete graduate coursework while still an undergraduate student. For
interdisciplinary graduate program comprised of faculty from several
more information please contact the HSE program faculty.
different CSM departments.
The program offers programs of study in fundamental hydrologic science
Program Requirements
and applied hydrology with engineering applications. Our program
M.S. Non-Thesis Option
encompasses groundwater hydrology, surface-water hydrology, vadose-
Course work
30.0
zone hydrology, watershed hydrology, contaminant transport and fate,
contaminant remediation, hydrogeophysics, and water policy/law.
Independent Study, working on a research project with HSE faculty,
6.0
Students may elect to follow the Science or the Engineering Track.
including a written report
Total Hours
36.0
HSE requires a core study of 4 formal graduate courses. Programs of
study are interdisciplinary in nature, and coursework is obtained from
M.S. Thesis Option
multiple departments at CSM and is approved for each student by the
Course work
24.0
student’s advisor and thesis committee.
Research
6.0
To achieve the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, students may elect the
Total Hours
30.0
Non-Thesis option, based exclusively upon coursework and a project
report, or the Thesis option. The thesis option is comprised of coursework
MS Thesis students must also write and orally defend a research thesis.
in combination with individual laboratory, modeling and/or field research
performed under the guidance of a faculty advisor and presented in a
Ph.D.: 72 total credit hours, consisting of coursework (at least 36 h post-
written thesis approved by the student’s committee.
baccalaureate), and research (at least 24 h).
HSE also offers a combined baccalaureate/masters degree program
Students must also successfully complete qualifying examinations,
in which CSM students obtain an undergraduate degree as well as
write and defend a dissertation proposal, write and defend a doctoral
a Thesis or Non-thesis M.S. in Hydrology. In the Combined Degree
dissertation, and are expected to submit the dissertation work for
Program as many as six credit hours may be counted towards the
publication in scholarly journals.
B.S. and M.S. non-thesis degree requirements. Please see the
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs sections in the Graduate
Thesis & Dissertation Committee
(http://bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/programs) and Undergraduate
Requirements
(http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
Students must meet the general requirements listed in the graduate
combinedundergraduategraduate) Bulletins for additional information.
bulletin section Graduate Degrees and Requirements. In addition,
To achieve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, students are
the student’s advisor or co-advisor must be an HSE faculty member.
expected to complete a combination of coursework and novel, original
For M.S. thesis students, at least two committee members must be
research, under the guidance of a faculty advisor and Doctoral
members of the HSE faculty. For doctoral students, at least 2 faculty on
committee, which culminates in a significant scholarly contribution
the committee must be a member of the HSE faculty. For all committees
to a specialized field in hydrologic sciences or engineering. Full-time
one at-large member must be from a department outside the student's
enrollment is expected and leads to the greatest success, although part-
home department and HSE.
time enrollment may be allowed under special circumstances. All doctoral
Prerequisites Science Track
students must complete the full-time, on-campus residency requirements
(p. 19).
• baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering discipline
• college calculus: two semesters required
Currently, students will apply to the hydrology program through the
• differential equations: one semester required
Graduate School and be assigned to the HSE participating department
or division of the student's HSE advisor. Participating units include:
• college physics: one semester required
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE),
• college chemistry: two semesters required
Geology and Geological Engineering (GE), Geophysical Engineering,
• fluid mechanics, one semester required
Mining Engineering (ME), and Petroleum Engineering (PE). HSE is part
• college statistics: one semester required
of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WICHE), a recognition
that designates these programs as unique within the Western United
States. An important benefit of this designation is that students from

Colorado School of Mines 151
Prerequisites Engineering Track
aqueous inorganic chemistry course (CHGC509) and an environmental
organic chemistry course (CEEN511).
• baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering discipline
• college calculus: two semesters required
A grade of B- or better is required in all core classes for graduation.
• differential equations: one semester required
Elective courses may be chosen from a list approved by the HSE
• college physics: two semesters required
program faculty with one free elective that may be chosen from any of
• college chemistry: two semesters required
the graduate courses offered at CSM and other local universities. A list of
• college statistics: one semester required
these courses can be found in the HSE Handbook.
• statics, one semester required
Engineering Track
• mechanics of materials, one semester required
• dynamics, one semester required
Curriculum areas of emphasis consist of core courses, and electives.
• thermodynamics, one semester required
Core courses include all core courses in the Science Track and a relevant
Capstone Design Course (e.g. Ground Water Engineering Design
• fluid mechanics: one semester required
GEGN470)
• engineering design (equivalent of a 400-level capstone design course
or GEGN 470 Groundwater Engineering Design)
Elective courses may be chosen from a list approved by the HSE
program faculty with one free elective that may be chosen from any of
Note that some prerequisites may be completed in the first few
the graduate courses offered at CSM and other local universities. At least
semesters of the graduate program if approved by the hydrology program
half of the elective credits must come from the following list:
faculty. Graduate courses may be used to fulfill one or more of these
requirements after approval by the HSE Graduate Admissions Committee
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
and the student’s Thesis Committee.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Required Curriculum
CEEN571
ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT
3.0
ENGINEERING AND WATER REUSE
Students will work with their academic advisors and graduate thesis
CEEN575
HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE REMEDIATION
3.0
committees to establish plans of study that best fit their individual
CEEN594
RISK ASSESSMENT
3.0
interests and goals. Each student will develop and submit a plan of study
CEEN611
MULTIPHASE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
3.0
to their advisor during the first semester of enrollment. Doctoral students
EGES533
UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
may transfer in credits from an earned M.S. graduate program according
to requirements listed in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements (p. 38)
EGES534
SOIL BEHAVIOR
3.0
section of the graduate bulletin, and after approval by the student's
EGES553
ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY
3.0
thesis committee. Recommended prerequisite courses may be taken for
EGES554
OPEN CHANNEL FLOW
3.0
credit during the first year a student is enrolled in HSE. In some cases,
GEGN532
GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
3.0
graduate courses may satisfy one or more prerequisites if approved by
GEGN573
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
the hydrology program faculty. For more information also see the HSE
INVESTIGATION
Graduate Handbook - http://hydrology.mines.edu/graduate_program.html
GEGN575
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
Science Track
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEGN581
ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY
3.0
Curriculum areas of emphasis consist of core courses, and electives.
GEGN584
FIELD METHODS IN HYDROLOGY
3.0
Core courses include the following:
GEGN681
VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY
3.0
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
GEGN683
ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
3.0
GEGN582
INTEGRATED SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY 3.0
GEGN682
FLOW AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED
3.0
CEEN550
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
ROCK
CHEMISTRY
GEGN683
ADVANCED GROUND WATER MODELING
3.0
CEEN584
SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
3.0
or CEEN583
SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING
Directors
Total Hours
12.0
David Benson, HSE Director, Geology & Geological Engineering
HSE seminar is also required and will typically have a 598 course
Terri Hogue, HSE Associate Director, Civil & Environmental Engineering
number. These are one-credit reading and discussion seminars. PhD
students are required to complete at least two during their studies, and
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
M.S. students must complete one seminar. The seminar courses are
James Ranville, Professor
taught nearly every semester, with different topics depending on the
instructor.
Bettina Voelker, Professor
Students who plan to incorporate hydrochemistry into their research may
Department of Civil & Environmental
elect to replace CEEN550 with a two-course combination that includes an
Engineering
Tzahi Y. Cath, Associate Professor

152 Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Linda Figueroa, Associate Professor
Marte Gutierrez, Professor & James R. Paden Distinguished Professor
Christopher Higgins, Associate Professor
Terri Hogue, Associate Professor
Tissa Illangasekare, Professor and AMAX Distinguished Chair
Ning Lu, Professor
Junko Munakata Marr, Associate Professor
John McCray, Professor & Department Head Civil & Environmental
Engineering
Jonathan Sharp, Assistant Professor
Robert L. Siegrist, University Emeritus Professor
Kathleen Smits, Assistant Professor
John Spear, Professor
Department of Geology and Geological
Engineering
David Benson, Associate Professor
John Humphrey, Associate Professor
Reed Maxwell, Professor
Eileen Poeter, Professor Emerita
Paul Santi, Professor & Department Head Geology & Geological
Engineering
Kamini Singha, Associate Professor
Alexis Sitchler, Assistant Professor
Department of Geophysics
Jeff Andrews-Hannah, Assistant Professor
David Hale, Professor
Yaoguo Li, Associate Professor
André Revil, Associate Professor
Division of Liberal Arts & International
Studies
Hussein Amery, Professor
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Yu-Shu Wu

Colorado School of Mines 153
Interdisciplinary
• Specialty area must be, within the context of Mines, interdisciplinary
in nature. That is, expertise that would be reasonably expected to be
required to deliver the specialty must span multiple degree programs
Degrees Offered
at Mines.
• Master of Science (Interdisciplinary)
• Faculty participating in the Specialty must be derived from no fewer
• Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary)
than two separate home units.
• There must be a minimum of six tenure/tenure-track core faculty
Program Description
participating in the Specialty.
In addition to its traditional degree programs, Mines offers innovative,
The package of materials to be reviewed for Specialty approval must, at a
interdisciplinary, research-based degree programs that fit the institutional
minimum, include the following items:
role and mission, but cannot easily be addressed within a single discipline
or degree program. Specialties offered under this option are provided for
• Descriptive overview of Specialty degree area,
a limited time during which faculty from across campus come together
• List of participating Faculty and the Departments/Divisions in which
to address relevant, timely, interdisciplinary issues. The Interdisciplinary
they are resident,
Graduate Program is intended to:
• Name of Specialty to be included on the transcript,
1. Encourage faculty and students to participate in broadly
• Listing and summary description of all Specialty degree requirements,
interdisciplinary research,
• A description of how program quality is overseen by participating
2. Provide a mechanism by which a rigorous academic degree program
Specialty faculty including the Admission to Candidacy process to be
may be tightly coupled to this interdisciplinary research, and
used within the Specialty,
3. Provide a mechanism for faculty to develop and market test, timely
• A copy of Bylaws (i.e., operating parameters that define how the
and innovative interdisciplinary degree programs in the hope that, if
Specialty is managed, how faculty participate, how admissions is
successful, may become full-fledged, stand-alone degree programs in
handled, etc.) under which the Specialty and its faculty operate,
the future.
• A listing and justification for any additional resources needed to offer
the Specialty, and
Program Requirements
• A draft of the Graduate Bulletin text that will be used to describe the
Specialty in the Interdisciplinary Degree section of Bulletin.
Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program must meet all
institutional requirements for graduation and the requirements of the
Materials for Specialty approval must be approved by all of the following
Specialty under which they are admitted.
groups. Faculty advancing a Specialty should seek approval from each
group in the order in which they are presented below:
Program Management
• Faculty and Department Heads/Division Directors of each of the
Overall management and oversight of the Interdisciplinary Degree
departments/divisions contributing staffing to the Specialty,
Program is undertaken by a Program Oversight Committee consisting of
• Interdisciplinary Program Oversight Committee,
the:
• Graduate Council,
• Dean of Graduate Studies (Chair and Program Director),
• Faculty Senate, and
• One Representative from the Faculty Senate,
• Provost.
• One Representative from Department Heads/Division Directors, and
Failure to receive approval at any level constitutes an institutional
• One Faculty Representative from each active Specialty Areas.
decision to not offer the Specialty as described.
The role of the Oversight Committee is fourfold:
Full-Fledged Degree Creation and
• Specialty Oversight: includes advising and assisting faculty in the
Specialty Time Limits
creation of new Specialty areas, periodic Specialty review and
termination of Specialties having exceed the allowed time limits,
Documentation related to specific program Specialties, as published
• Specialty Mentoring: includes providing assistance to, and support
in the Graduate Bulletin, includes the inception semester of the
of existing Specialties as they move toward applying for full degree
Specialty. For Specialties garnering significant enrollment and support
status,
by participating academic faculty, the Program Oversight Committee
Program Advocacy: includes promotion of program at the institutional
encourages the participating faculty to seek approval – both on campus,
level, and promotion, development and support of new Specialty
and through the Board of Trustees and DHE – for a stand alone degree
areas with individual groups of faculty, and
program. Upon approval, all students still in the Specialty will be moved to
the full-fledged degree program.
Council Representation: upon the advise of the directors of the
individual Specialties offered, the Oversight Committee appoints an
Admissions to all doctoral-level Specialties will be allowed for a maximum
Interdisciplinary Degree program representative to Graduate Council.
of 7 years after the Specialty inception date. Specialties may apply to the
Oversight Committee for a one-time extension to this time limit that shall
Specialty Requirements and Approval
not exceed 3 additional years. If successful, the Oversight Committee
Processes
shall inform Graduate Council and the Faculty Senate of the extension.
Specialties must meet the following minimum requirements:

154 Interdisciplinary
Specialties
Unsatisfactory Progress
Operations Research with Engineering (ORwE) (initiated Fall, 2011)
In addition to the institutional guidelines for unsatisfactory progress
as described elsewhere in this bulletin: Unsatisfactory progress will
Degrees Offered
be assigned to any full-time student who does not pass the following
prerequisite and core courses in the first fall semester of study:
• Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary); Specialty (Operations
Research with Engineering)
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
Program Description
EBGN555
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
MATH530
STATISTICAL METHODS I
3.0
Operations Research (OR) involves mathematically modeling physical
systems (both naturally occurring and man-made) with a view to
and the following in the first spring semester of study:
determining a course of action for the system to either improve or
optimize its functionality. Examples of such systems include, but are
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
not limited to, manufacturing systems, chemical processes, socio-
EBGN552
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
economic systems, mechanical systems (e.g., those that produce
or MEGN593
ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
energy), and mining systems. The ORwE PhD Specialty allows students
to complete an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Operations Research
Unsatisfactory progress will also be assigned to any students who
with Engineering by taking courses and conducting research in eight
do not complete requirements as specified in their admission letter.
departments/divisions: Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Electrical
Any exceptions to the stipulations for unsatisfactory progress must
Engineering and Computer Sciences, Engineering and Computational
be approved by the ORwE committee. Part-time students develop an
Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Economics & Business,
approved course plan with their advisor.
Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Metallurgical &
Materials Engineering.
Prerequisites
Specialty Requirements
Students must have completed the following undergraduate prerequisite
courses with a grade of B or better:
Doctoral students develop a customized curriculum to fit their needs. The
degree requires a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours that includes
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
course work and a thesis. Coursework is valid for nine years towards a
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
Ph.D. degree; any exceptions must be approved by the Director of the
ORwE program and student advisor.
Students entering in the fall semester must have completed the
Programming (CSCI261) prerequisite or equivalent. Students will only be
Course Work
allowed to enter in the spring semester if they have developed a course
program such that they are able to take the qualifying exam within 3
Core Courses
25.0
semesters.
Area of Specialization Courses
12.0
Total Hours
37.0
Required Course Curriculum
Research Credits
All Ph.D. students are required to take a set of core courses that provides
basic tools for the more advanced and specialized courses in the
At least 24.0 research credits. The student's faculty advisor and the
program.
doctoral thesis committee must approve the student's program of study
and the topic for the thesis.
Core Courses
CSCI/
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Qualifying Examination Process and
MATHnull406
Thesis Proposal
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
4.0
MATH530
STATISTICAL METHODS I
3.0
Upon completion of the core coursework, students must pass qualifying
written examinations to become a candidate for the Ph.D. ORwE
EBGN552
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
specialty. The proposal defense should be done within ten months of
or MEGN593
ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
passing the qualifying exam.
EBGN555
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN557
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
Transfer Credits
EBGN556
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
Students may transfer up to 24.0 hours of graduate-level coursework
Total Hours
22.0
from other institutions toward the Ph.D. degree subject to the restriction
that those courses must not have been used as credit toward a
Area of Specialization Courses
Bachelor's degree. The student must have achieved a grade of B or
Select Four of the Following:
12.0
better in all graduate transfer courses and the transfer must be approved
EBGN528
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION
by the student's Doctoral Thesis Committee and the Director of the
or MATH542
SIMULATION
ORwE program.
or CSCI542
SIMULATION

Colorado School of Mines 155
MTGNnull450/ STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
MLGN550
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
EBGN560
DECISION ANALYSIS
EENG517
THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
CONTROL SYSTEMS
EBGN655
ADVANCED LINEAR PROGRAMMING
EBGN657
ADVANCED INTEGER PROGRAMMING
CSCI562
APPLIED ALGORITHMS AND DATA
STRUCTURES
MNGN536
OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY
MNGN538
GEOSTATISTICAL ORE RESERVE ESTIMATION
EBGN509
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
EBGN575
ADVANCED MINING AND ENERGY VALUATION
MATH531
STATISTICAL METHODS II
xxxx598/698
Special Topics (Requires approval of the advisor
and ORwE program director)

156 Materials Science
Materials Science
• Experimental condensed-matter physics, thermal and electrical
properties of materials, superconductivity, photovoltaics
Degrees Offered
• Fuel cell materials
• Fullerene synthesis, combustion chemistry
• Master of Science (Materials Science; thesis option or non-thesis
• Heterogeneous catalysis, reformulated and alcohol fuels, surface
option)
analysis, electrophotography
• Doctor of Philosophy (Materials Science)
• High temperature ceramics
Program Description
• Intelligent automated systems, intelligent process control, robotics,
artificial neural systems
The Departments of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and
• Materials synthesis, interfaces, flocculation, fine particles
Materials Engineering, Physics, and Chemical and Biological Engineering
• Mathematical modeling of material processes
jointly administer the interdisciplinary materials science program. This
• Mechanical metallurgy, failure analysis, deformation of materials,
interdisciplinary degree program coexists along side strong disciplinary
advanced steel coatings
programs, in Chemistry, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and
• Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic composites
Physics. For administrative purposes, the student will reside in the
• High entropy alloys
advisor’s home academic department. The student’s graduate committee
• Mössbauer spectroscopy, ion implantation, small-angle X-ray
will have final approval of the course of study.
scattering, semiconductor defects
• Nano materials
The interdisciplinary graduate program in Materials Science exists
to educate students, with at least a Bachelor of Science degree in
• Non-destructive evaluation
engineering or science, in the diverse field of Materials Science.
• Non-ferrous structural alloys
This diversity includes the four key foundational aspects of Materials
• Novel separation processes: membranes, catalytic membrane
Science – materials properties including characterization and modeling,
reactors, biopolymer adsorbents for heavy metal remediation of
materials structures, materials synthesis and processing and materials
ground surface water
performance – as applied to materials of a variety of types (i.e., metals,
• Numerical modeling of particulate media, thermomechanical analysis
ceramics, polymers, electronic materials and biomaterials). The Materials
• Optical properties of materials and interfaces
Science graduate program is responsible for administering MS (thesis
• Phase transformations and mechanisms of microstructural change
and non-thesis) and PhD Degrees in Materials Science.
• Photovoltaic materials and device processing
Fields of Research
• Physical metallurgy, ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems
• Physical vapor deposition, thin films, coatings
• Advanced polymeric materials
• Power electronics, plasma physics, pulsed power, plasma material
• Alloy theory, concurrent design, theory-assisted materials
processing
engineering, and electronic structure theory
• Processing and characterization of electroceramics (ferro-electrics,
• Applications of artificial intelligence techniques to materials
piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, and dielectrics)
processing and manufacturing, neural networks for process modeling
and sensor data processing, manufacturing process control
• Semiconductor materials and device processing
• Atomic scale characterization
• Soft materials
• Atom Probe Tomography
• Solidification and near net shape processing
• Biomaterials
• Surface physics, epitaxial growth, interfacial science, adsorption
• Ceramic processing, modeling of ceramic processing
• Transport phenomena and mathematical modeling
• Characterization, thermal stability, and thermal degradation
• Weld metallurgy, materials joining processes
mechanisms of polymers
• Welding and joining science
• Chemical and physical processing of materials, engineered materials,
materials synthesis
Program Requirements
• Chemical vapor deposition
Each of the three degree programs require the successful completion
• Coating materials and applications
of three core courses for a total of 9 credit hours that will be applied to
• Computational condensed-matter physics, semiconductor alloys, first-
the degree program course requirements. Depending upon the individual
principles phonon calculations
student's background, waivers for these courses may be approved by the
program director. In order to gain a truly interdisciplinary understanding
• Computer modeling and simulation
of Materials Science, students in the program are encouraged to select
• Control systems engineering, artificial neural systems for senior data
elective courses from several different departments outside of the
processing, polymer cure monitoring sensors, process monitoring and
Materials Science program. Course selection should be completed in
control for composites manufacturing
consultation with the student's advisor or program director as appropriate.
• Crystal and molecular structure determination by X-ray
crystallography
Listed below are the three required Materials Science core courses:
• Electrodeposition
• Electron and ion microscopy

Colorado School of Mines 157
MLGN591
MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
receives a grade of less than B- in a class, the student may request
MLGN592
ADVANCED MATERIALS KINETICS AND
3.0
an additional final examination be given during the mid-term break of
TRANSPORT
the following spring semester. If the result of this examination is a B- or
better, the student will be allowed to take the qualifying examination. The
MLGN593
BONDING, STRUCTURE, AND
3.0
grade originally obtained in the course will not be changed as a result.
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
If not allowed to complete the qualifying examination at the end of the
Total Hours
9.0
spring semester, students will be discouraged from the PhD program and
encouraged, rather, to finish with a Masters degree
Master of Science (Thesis Option)
Qualifying Examination – A qualifying examination is given annually
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 30.0 semester
at the end of the spring semester under the direction of the Materials
hours of acceptable coursework and thesis research credits (see table
Science Graduate Affairs Committee. All first-year Materials Science
below). The student must also submit a thesis and pass the Defense of
students are expected to successfully complete the qualifying
Thesis examination before the Thesis Committee.
examination within three semesters to remain in good standing in the
COURSEWORK
program. The examination covers material from the core curriculum plus
Materials Science Courses *
18.0
a standard introductory text on Materials Science, such as "Materials
MLGN707
Thesis Research Credits
12.0
Science and Engineering: An Introduction", by William Callister. If a
Total Hours
30.0
student performs below the expectations of the Materials Science faculty
on the written exam, they will be asked to complete a follow-up oral
*
Must include 9.0 credit hours of core courses.
examination in the subsequent fall semester. The oral examination will
be based on topics deemed to be deficient in the written examination.
Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option with a
Satisfactorily completing the oral exam will allow the student to proceed
case study)
with the PhD program. Students who perform below the expectations
of the Materials Science faculty on the oral exam will not be allowed to
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 30.0 semester
continue with the PhD program.
hours of acceptable course work and case study credit including:
Thesis Proposal – A student’s thesis committee administers a Thesis
COURSEWORK Materials Science Courses *
24.0
Proposal defense. The proposal defense should occur no later than the
MLGN
Case Study
6.0
student's fourth semester. While the proposal itself should focus on the
central topic of a student’s research efforts, during the proposal defense,
Total Hours
30.0
candidates may expect to receive a wide range of questions from the
Committee. This would include all manner of questions directly related to
*
Must include 9.0 credit hours of core courses.
the proposal. Candidates, however, should also expect questions related
Doctor of Philosophy
to the major concept areas of Materials Science within the context of a
candidate's research focus. The Committee formally reports results of the
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a minimum of 72.0 hours of
proposal defense to the Materials Science Program Director using the
course and research credit including:
Committee Reporting form developed by the Office of Graduate Studies.
COURSEWORK Materials Science Courses (minimum) *
24.0
Upon completion of these steps and upon completion of all required
coursework, candidates are admitted to candidacy.
MLGN707
Thesis Research Credits (minimum)
24.0
Following successful completion of coursework and the PhD qualifying
*
Must include 9.0 credit hours of core courses.
process, candidates must also submit a thesis and successfully complete
the Defense of Thesis examination before the Thesis Committee.
Deficiency Courses
All doctoral candidates must complete at least 6 credit hours of
MLGN500
PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND
3.0
background courses. This course requirement is individualized for
PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
each candidate, depending on previous experience and research
MLGN501
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
activities to be pursued. Competitive candidates may already possess
MLGN502
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
this background information. In these cases, the candidate’s Thesis
MLGN503
CHEMICAL BONDING IN MATERIALS
3.0
Committee may award credit for previous experience. In cases where
MLGN504
SOLID STATE THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
additional coursework is required as part of a student’s program, these
MLGN505
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
courses are treated as fulfilling a deficiency requirement that is beyond
the total institutional requirement of 72 credit hours.
MLGN506
TRANSPORT IN SOLIDS
3.0
MLGN509
SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY
3.0
PhD Qualifying Process
MLGN510
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
The following constitutes the qualifying processes by which doctoral
MLGN511
KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIALS
3.0
students are admitted to candidacy in the Materials Science program.
PROCESSING I
MLGN512
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
3.0
Core Curriculum – The three required core classes must be completed in
MLGN513
PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATERIALS SCIENCE
3.0
the first Fall semester for all doctoral candidates. Students must obtain
a grade of B- or better in each class to be eligible to take the qualifying
MLGN515
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
3.0
examination at the end of the succeeding spring semester. If a student
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS

158 Materials Science
MLGN516
PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
John R. Dorgan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
MLGN517
SOLID MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Mark Eberhart, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MLGN518
PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN CERAMICS SYSTEMS
3.0
MLGN519
NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
3.0
Thomas E. Furtak, Department of Physics, Department Head
MLGN521
KINETIC CONCERNS IN MATERIAL
3.0
Michael J. Kaufman, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
PROCESSING II
Engineering, Department Head
MLGN523
APPLIED SURFACE AND SOLUTION
3.0
CHEMISTRY
Daniel M. Knauss, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MLGN526
GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Ryan P. O'Hayre, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MLGN530
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
3.0
MLGN531
POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Ivar E. Reimanis, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering
MLGN535
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
P. Craig Taylor, Department of Physics
MLGN536
ADVANCED POLYMER SYNTHESIS
3.0
MLGN544
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
Chester J. Van Tyne, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering, FIERF Professor and Associate Department Head
MLGN550
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Associate Professors
MLGN552
INORGANIC MATRIX COMPOSITES
3.0
John R. Berger, Department of Mechanical Engineering
MLGN555
POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS
1.0
COLLOQUIUM
Stephen G. Boyes, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MLGN561
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN MATERIALS
3.0
PROCESSING
Cristian V. Ciobanu, Department of Mechanical Engineering
MLGN563
POLYMER ENGINEERING: STRUCTURE,
3.0
Brian P. Gorman, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING
Materials Science Program Director
MLGN565
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
AND COMPOSITES
Timothy R. Ohno, Department of Physics
MLGN569
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Ryan Richards, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MLGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
MLGN572
BIOMATERIALS
3.0
Neal Sullivan, Department of Mechanical Engineering
MLGN583
PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF
3.0
Assistant Professors
SURFACE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
MLGN589
MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
Geoff L. Brennecka, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering
MLGN591
MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
MLGN592
ADVANCED MATERIALS KINETICS AND
3.0
Honjun Liang, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
TRANSPORT
MLGN593
BONDING, STRUCTURE, AND
3.0
Corinne E. Packard, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
Engineering
MLGN607
CONDENSED MATTER
3.0
Eric Toberer, Department of Physics
MLGN625
MOLECULAR SIMULATION METHODS
3.0
Zhigang Wu, Department of Physics
MLGN634
ADVANCED TOPICS IN THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
MLGN635
POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING
3.0
Yongan Yang, Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
MLGN648
CONDENSED MATTER II
3.0
MLGN673
STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF
3.0
Professors Emeriti
POLYMERS
John Moore, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MLGN696
VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
3.0
Denis W. Readey, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
MLGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
1-15
Engineering, University Professor-Emeritus
RESEARCH CREDIT
Teaching Associate Professors
Professors
Gerald Bourne, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colin Wolden , Department of Chemical Engineering, Weaver
Distinguished Professor
John Chandler, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Stephen Liu , Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Interim American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering

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Research Professors
Richard K. Ahrenkiel, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering
William (Grover) Coors, Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering
Research Associate Professors
James E. Bernard, Department of Physics
Jianhua Tong, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Research Assistant Professors
David Diercks, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Jianliang Lin, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

160 Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar
2.0
Total Hours
36.0
2014-2015
Master of Science (M.S.)
Degrees Offered
Core courses
13.0
• Master of Engineering (Nuclear Engineering)
Elective core courses
6.0
• Master of Science (Nuclear Engineering)
Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar
2.0
• Doctor of Philosophy (Nuclear Engineering)
Graduate research (minimum)
12.0
Graduate research or elective courses
3.0
Program Description
Total Hours
36.0
The Nuclear Science and Engineering program at the Colorado School
of Mines is interdisciplinary in nature and draws contributions from the
M.S. students must complete and defend a research thesis in accordance
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of
with this Graduate Bulletin and the Nuclear Science and Engineering
Chemistry and Geochemistry, the Department of Civil and Environmental
Thesis Procedures (http://nuclear.mines.edu/Student-Information).
Engineering, the Department of Liberal Arts and International Studies, the
The student must complete the preparation and defense of a Thesis
Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Metallurgical
Proposal as described by the Nuclear Science and Engineering Proposal
and Materials Engineering, and the Department of Physics. While
Procedures (http://nuclear.mines.edu/Student-Information) at least one
delivering a traditional Nuclear Engineering course core, the School
semester before the student defends his or her M.S. thesis.
of Mines program in Nuclear Science and Engineering emphasizes
the nuclear fuel life cycle. Faculty bring to the program expertise in all
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
aspects of the nuclear fuel life cycle; fuel exploration and processing,
Core courses
13.0
nuclear power systems production, design and operation, fuel recycling,
Elective core courses
9.0
storage and waste remediation, radiation detection and radiation damage
as well as the policy issues surrounding each of these activities. Related
Additional elective courses
12.0
research is conducted in CSM's Nuclear Science and Engineering
Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar
4.0
Center.
Graduate research (minimum)
24.0
Graduate research or elective courses
10.0
Students in all three Nuclear Engineering degrees are exposed to a
broad systems overview of the complete nuclear fuel cycle as well as
Total Hours
72.0
having detailed expertise in a particular component of the cycle. Breadth
is assured by requiring all students to complete a rigorous set of core
Ph.D. students must successfully complete the program's quality control
courses. The core consists of a 21 credit-hour course sequence. The
process.
remainder of the course and research work is obtained from the multiple
The Ph.D. quality control process includes the following:
participating departments, as approved for each student by the student's
advisor and the student's thesis committee (as appropriate).
• Prior to admission to candidacy, the student must complete all seven
of the Nuclear Engineering required and elective core classes;
The Master of Engineering degree is a non-thesis graduate degree
• Prior to admission to candidacy, the student must pass a qualifying
intended to supplement the student's undergraduate degree by providing
examination in accordance with the Nuclear Science and Engineering
the core knowledge needed to prepare the student to pursue a career in
Qualifying Exam Procedures (http://nuclear.mines.edu/Student-
the nuclear energy field. The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy
Information) for any of his or her seven core classes in which he or
degrees are thesis-based degrees that emphasize research.
she did not receive a grade of B or better;
In addition, students majoring in allied fields may complete a minor
• Prior to admission to candidacy, a Ph.D. thesis proposal must be
degree through the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program,
presented to, and accepted by, the student's thesis committee in
consisting of 12 credit hours of coursework. The Nuclear Science and
accordance with the Nuclear Science and Engineering Proposal
Engineering Minor programs are designed to allow students in allied
Procedures (http://nuclear.mines.edu/Student-Information); and
fields to acquire and then indicate, in a formal way, specialization in a
• The student must complete and defend a Ph.D. thesis in accordance
nuclear-related area of expertise.
with this Graduate Bulletin and the Nuclear Science and Engineering
Thesis Procedures (http://nuclear.mines.edu/Student-Information).
Program Requirements
Students seeking a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering are also generally
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Program offers programs of study
expected to complete a thesis-based Master's degree in Nuclear
leading to three graduate degrees:
Engineering or a related field prior to their admission to Ph.D. candidacy.
Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Thesis Committee Requirements
Core courses
13.0
The student's thesis committee must meet the general requirements
Elective core courses
12.0
listed in the Graduate Bulletin section on Graduate Degrees and
Additional elective courses
9.0
Requirements (http://bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/programs). In addition,
the student's advisor or co-advisor must be an active faculty member of
CSM's Nuclear Science and Engineering Program. For M.S. students,

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at least two, and for Ph.D. students, at least three, committee members
additional courses, students gain breadth and depth in their knowledge
must be faculty members of the Nuclear Science and Engineering
the Nuclear Engineering industry.
Program and must come from at least two different departments. At least
one member of the Ph.D. committee must be a faculty member from
Students seeking M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are required to complete the
outside the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program.
minimum research credit hour requirements ultimately leading to the
completion and defense of a thesis. Research is conducted under the
Required Curriculum
direction of a member of CSM's Nuclear Science and Engineering faculty
and could be tied to a research opportunity provided by industry partners.
In order to be admitted to the Nuclear Science and Engineering
Graduate Degree Program, students must meet the following minimum
Graduate Seminar
requirements:
Full-time graduate students in the Nuclear Science and Engineering
• baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering discipline from an
Program are expected to maintain continuous enrollment in Nuclear
accredited program
Science and Engineering Seminar. Students who are concurrently
enrolled in a different degree program that also requires seminar
• mathematics coursework up to and including differential equations
attendance may have this requirement waived at the discretion of the
• physics coursework up to and including courses in modern physics
Program Director.
and introductory nuclear physics
• coursework in engineering thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid
Nuclear Engineering Combined Degree
flow (or equivalent)
Program Option
Students who do not meet these minimum requirements may be admitted
CSM undergraduate students have the opportunity to begin work
with specified coursework to be completed in the first semesters of the
on a M.E. or M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering while completing
graduate program. Entering students without an appropriate nuclear
their Bachelor's degree. The Nuclear Engineering Combined Degree
engineering background will be advised to take introductory nuclear
Program provides the vehicle for students to use up to 6 credit hours of
engineering coursework prior to starting the nuclear engineering core
undergraduate coursework as part of their Nuclear Engineering Graduate
course sequence. These introductory courses will be selected in
Degree curriculum, as well as the opportunity to take additional graduate
consultation with the student's graduate advisor.
courses while completing their undergraduate degree. Students in the
All degree offerings within the Nuclear Science and Engineering program
Nuclear Engineering Combined Degree Program are expected to apply
are based on a set of required and elective core courses. The required
for admission to the graduate program by the beginning of their Senior
core classes are:
Year. For more information please contact the Nuclear Science and
Engineering Program Director.
NUGN510
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
PHYSICS
Minor Degree Programs
NUGN520
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
Students majoring in allied fields may choose to complete minor degree
THERMAL-HYDRAULICS
programs through the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program
NUGN580
NUCLEAR REACTOR LABORATORY (taught in
3.0
indicating specialization in a nuclear-related area of expertise. Minor
collaboration with the USGS)
programs require completion of 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
NUGN585
NUCLEAR REACTOR DESIGN I
4.0
Existing minors and their requirements are as follows:
& NUGN586
and NUCLEAR REACTOR DESIGN II
Nuclear Engineering
Total Hours
13.0
NUGN510
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
Additionally, students pursuing a Nuclear Engineering graduate degree
PHYSICS
must take a certain number of courses from the elective core (four for a
NUGN520
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
M.E., two for a M.S. and three for a Ph.D.). The core electives consist of
THERMAL-HYDRAULICS
the following:
NUGN580
NUCLEAR REACTOR LABORATORY
3.0
CEEN558
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP OF
3.0
LAIS589
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
3.0
NUCLEAR RESOURCES
or CEEN558
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP OF NUCLEAR
LAIS589
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
3.0
RESOURCES
MTGN593
NUCLEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND
3.0
Total Hours
12.0
ENGINEERING
PHGN504
RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT 3.0
Nuclear Materials Processing
CHGN511
APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
NUGN510
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
PHYSICS
Students will select additional coursework in consultation with their
MTGN593
NUCLEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND
3.0
graduate advisor and their thesis committee (where applicable). This
ENGINEERING
additional coursework may include offerings from all of the academic
units participating in the degree program: Applied Math and Statistics,
MTGN591
PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF COATING
3.0
Chemistry and Geochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering,
PROCESSES
Liberal Arts and International Studies, Mechanical Engineering,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Physics. Through these

162 Nuclear Engineering
CEEN558
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP OF
3.0
Department of Civil and Environmental
NUCLEAR RESOURCES
Engineering
Total Hours
12.0
Linda Figueroa, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
Nuclear Detection
Center Management Team Co-Chair
PHGN422
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
3.0
Department of Mechanical Engineering
NUGN510
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
Robert Kee, Professor
PHYSICS
PHGN504
RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT 3.0
Douglas Van Bossuyt, Assistant Professor
NUGN580
NUCLEAR REACTOR LABORATORY
3.0
Department of Metallurgical and Materials
Total Hours
12.0
Engineering
Nuclear Geoscience and Geoengineering
Corby Anderson, Professor
PHGN422
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
3.0
Gerard Martins, Professor
Select three of the following:
9.0
Brajendra Mishra, Professor
Nuclear and Isotope Geochemistry
In-situ Mining
David Olson, Professor
Uranium Mining
Ivar Reimanis, Professor
Total Hours
12.0
Patrick Taylor, Professor
NUGN505
NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
1.0
SEMINAR
Brian Gorman, Associate Professor
NUGN510
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
Edgar Vidal, Research Associate Professor
PHYSICS
NUGN520
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
Haitao Dong, Radiation Safety Officer
THERMAL-HYDRAULICS
Timothy Debey, Research Associate, Geologic Survey TRIGA Reactor
NUGN535
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PHYSICS
3.0
Manager
NUGN580
NUCLEAR REACTOR LABORATORY
3.0
NUGN585
NUCLEAR REACTOR DESIGN I
2.0
Department of Physics
NUGN586
NUCLEAR REACTOR DESIGN II
2.0
Uwe Greife, Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering Center
NUGN598
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
Management Team Chair
NUGN698
SPECIAL TOPICS
6.0
Frederic Sarazin, Professor
NUGN707
GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION
1-12
RESEARCH CREDIT
Jim McNeil, Professor Emeritus
Program Director
Edward Cecil, University Professor Emeritus
Jeffrey King, Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical and
Zeev Shayer, Research Professor
Materials Engineering
College of Engineering and Computational
Sciences
Kevin Moore, Professor and Dean
Department of Applied Math and Statistics
Cory Ahrens, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
James Ranville, Associate Professor
Jenifer Braley, Assistant Professor

Colorado School of Mines 163
Underground Construction &
equipment manufacturer, etc., and preferably on a UC&T job site). During
the internship, each student completes a project-focused independent
Tunneling
study related to an aspect of the internship. This is determined in
consultation with the faculty advisor and internship sponsor. The
Degrees Offered
independent study culminates with a project report and presentation.
If an internship is not available or if the student has sufficient industry
• Master of Science (Underground Construction & Tunneling), Thesis
experience (determined by advisor and committee), the student may
• Master of Science (Underground Construction & Tunneling), Non-
complete an industry-focused research project with a UC&T faculty
Thesis
member and industry partner. The research project culminates with a
• Doctor of Philosophy (Underground Construction & Tunneling)
written report and final presentation.
Program Description
M.S. Thesis Option:
Coursework - 24.0 credit hours
Underground Construction and Tunneling (UC&T) is an interdisciplinary
Research (minimum) - 6.0 credit hours
field primarily involving civil engineering, geological engineering and
UC&T Seminar - 0.0 credit hours
mining engineering, and secondarily involving mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering, geophysics, geology and others. UC&T deals
Total Hours - 30.0
with the design, construction, rehabilitation and management of
M.S. Thesis students must write and successfully defend a thesis report
underground space including caverns, shafts and tunnels for commercial,
of their research. Ideally, M.S. thesis research should be industry focused
transportation, water and wastewater use. UC&T is a challenging field
and should provide value to industry UC&T practice.
involving complex soil and rock behavior, groundwater conditions,
excavation methods, construction materials, structural design flow,
Ph.D. Option
heterogeneity, and very low tolerance for deformation due to existing
Coursework (beyond B.S. degree) - 42.0 credit hours
infrastructure in urban environments. Students pursuing a graduate
degree in UC&T will gain a strong and interdisciplinary foundation in
Independent Study* - 3.0 credit hours
these topics.
Research (minimum) - 24.0 credit hours
UC&T Seminar - 0.0 credit hours
The graduate degree program in UC&T is offered jointly by the
Total Hours - 72.0
Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), Geology
& Geological Engineering (GEGN), and Mining Engineering (MN).
Students must also successfully complete qualifying examinations, write
UC&T faculty from each department are collectively responsible for the
and defend a dissertation proposal, and write and defend a doctoral
operations of the program. Participating students reside in one of these
dissertation. Ph.D. research is aimed at fundamentally advancing the
departments, typically the home department of their advisor.
state of the art in UC&T. Ph.D. students are expected to submit the
Program coursework is selected from multiple departments at CSM
dissertation work for publication in scholarly journals and disseminate
(primarily CEE, GEGN, MN) and is approved for each student by the
findings throughout industry periodicals.
student’s advisor and graduate committee. To achieve the M.S. degree,
*Ph.D. students are expected to complete an internship of approximately
students may elect the non-thesis option based upon coursework and
3 months in duration (with a design firm, contractor, owner, equipment
an independent study report tied to a required internship. Students
manufacturer, etc., and preferably on a UC&T job site). If an internship
may alternatively select the thesis option comprised of coursework and
is not available or if the student has sufficient industry experience
a research project performed under the guidance of a UC&T faculty
(determined by advisor and committee), the student may complete an
advisor and presented in a written thesis approved by the student’s thesis
industry-focused research project via independent study with a UC&T
committee.
faculty member and industry partner culminating with a written report and
Ph.D. students are expected to complete a combination of coursework
presentation.
and novel, original research under the guidance of a UC&T faculty
Required Coursework
advisor and doctoral committee, which culminates in a significant
scholarly contribution to a specialized field in UC&T. Full-time enrollment
The following 21 credit hours are required for the M.S. (thesis and non-
is encouraged and leads to the greatest success, although part-time
thesis) and Ph.D. degrees.
enrollment is permissible for working professionals. All graduate
students must complete the full-time, on-campus residency requirements
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
described in the general section of the Graduate Bulletin.
MNGN504
TUNNELING
3.0
MNGN508
ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS
3.0
Program Requirements
MNGN509
EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2.0
M.S. Non-Thesis Option:
CEEN512
SOIL BEHAVIOR
3.0
Coursework - 27.0 credit hours
CEEN520
EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES / SUPPORT
3.0
Independent Study* - 3.0 credit hours
OF EXCAVATIONS
UC&T Seminar - 0.0 credit hours
CEEN523
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF TUNNELS IN SOFT 3.0
GROUND
Total Hours - 30.0
*M.S. non-thesis students are expected to complete an internship of
approximately 3 months in duration (with a design firm, contractor, owner,

164 Underground Construction & Tunneling
All M.S. and Ph.D. students are required to attend the UC&T seminar
be a UC&T faculty member. For Ph.D. students, at least two committee
series (0 h); no registration is required.
members must be members of the UC&T faculty.
M.S. non-thesis and Ph.D. students must complete an internship-related
Prerequisites
project, registering as an independent study in the home department
Students will enter the UC&T programs with a variety of backgrounds.
of the faculty advisor (CEEN 599, GEGN 599, or MNGN 599). This
Because the UC&T degrees are engineering degrees, the required
requirement may be waived for students with sufficient UC&T industry
prerequisite courses for the UC&T programs include basic engineering
experience.
coursework, and specifically: (1) Strength of Materials or Mechanics
Elective Coursework
of Materials, and (2) Fluid Mechanics. These prerequisite courses
may be completed during the first semester of the graduate program
The following courses may be taken as electives to complete the M.S.
if approved by the UC&T program faculty. The required coursework
and Ph.D. course requirements. Students may petition for other courses
includes graduate level soil and rock mechanics as well as aspects of
not listed below to count towards the elective requirement. In addition,
structural analysis and groundwater engineering. It is permissible for
M.S. or Ph.D. students may petition one of the following courses to
students to take these courses without having completed undergraduate
substitute for a required course if one of the required courses is not
courses in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, structural analysis and
offered during the student’s course of study or if a student has sufficient
groundwater engineering. However, students may choose to complete
background in one of the required course topics. All petitions must be
undergraduate courses in these topics prior to or concurrently during
made to the student’s advisor and thesis committee.
enrollment in the required graduate program courses. The prerequisite
courses do not count towards the requirements of the M.S. or Ph.D.
Course List
degrees. Students should consult with UC&T faculty for guidance in this
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
matter.
(p. 163)
Director
CEEN506
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
(p. 163)
Michael Mooney, Grewcock Distinguished Chair & Professor
CEEN510
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
Department of Civil & Environmental
(p. 163)
CEEN541
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
Engineering
(p. 163)
STRUCTURES
Marte Gutierrez, J.R. Paden Distinguished Chair & Professor
CEEN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
1-6
(p. 163)
Panos Kiousis, Associate Professor
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
Michael Mooney, Grewcock Distinguished Chair & Professor
(p. 163)
GEGN573
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
Shiling Pei, Assistant Professor
(p. 163)
INVESTIGATION
Department of Geology & Geological
GEGN581
ANALYTICAL HYDROLOGY
3.0
(p. 163)
Engineering
GEGN672
ADVANCED GEOTECHNICS
3.0
Jerry Higgins, Associate Professor
(p. 163)
Paul Santi, Dept Head & Professor
GEGN673
ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
(p. 163)
DESIGN
Wendy Zhou, Associate Professor
GEGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
1-6
(p. 163)
Department of Mining Engineering
MNGN424
MINE VENTILATION
3.0
Ray Henn, Adjunct Professor
(p. 163)
MNGN506
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
3.0
Hugh Miller, Associate Professor
(p. 163)
EXCAVATIONS
Priscilla Nelson, Department Head & Professor
MNGN507
ADVANCED DRILLING AND BLASTING
3.0
(p. 163)
Ugur Ozbay, Professor
MNGN524
ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION
3.0
(p. 163)
UC&T Core Faculty
MNGN590
MECHANICAL EXCAVATION IN MINING
3.0
Marte Gutierrez, Civil & Environmental Engineering
(p. 163)
MNGN599
INDEPENDENT STUDY
1-6
Ray Henn, Mining Engineering
(p. 163)
Jerry Higgins, Geological Engineering
Thesis Committee Requirements
Michael Mooney, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Students must meet the general committee requirements listed in the
Ugur Ozbay, Mining Engineering
graduate bulletin. In addition, the student’s advisor or co-advisor must

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Wendy Zhou, Geological Engineering

166 Policies and Procedures
Policies and Procedures
Policy on Academic Integrity/Misconduct
1.0 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
2014-2015
The Colorado School of Mines affirms the principle that all individuals
Standards, Codes of Conduct
associated with the Mines academic community have a responsibility
for establishing, maintaining and fostering an understanding and
Students can access campus rules and regulations, including the student
appreciation for academic integrity. In broad terms, this implies protecting
code of conduct, alcohol policy, public safety and parking policies, the
the environment of mutual trust within which scholarly exchange occurs,
distribution of literature and free speech policy, and a variety of others
supporting the ability of the faculty to fairly and effectively evaluate every
by visiting the School's policy website (https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-
student’s academic achievements, and giving credence to the university’s
Policies-Governance). We encourage all students to review the website
educational mission, its scholarly objectives and the substance of the
and expect that students know and understand the campus policies,
degrees it awards. The protection of academic integrity requires there to
rules and regulations as well as their rights as a student. Questions and
be clear and consistent standards, as well as confrontation and sanctions
comments regarding the above mentioned policies can be directed to the
when individuals violate those standards. The Colorado School of Mines
Associate Dean of Students located in the Student Center, Suite 172.
desires an environment free of any and all forms of academic misconduct
and expects students to act with integrity at all times.
For emphasis, the following policies are included in this section:
2.0 POLICY ON ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
• Student Honor Code
• Policy on Academic Integrity/Misconduct
Academic misconduct is the intentional act of fraud, in which an
• Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment (includes sexual assault and
individual seeks to claim credit for the work and efforts of another
sexual violence)
without authorization, or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated
• Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure (currently
information in any academic exercise. Student Academic Misconduct
under revision)
arises when a student violates the principle of academic integrity. Such
behavior erodes mutual trust, distorts the fair evaluation of academic
• Electronic Communications (E-mail) Policy
achievements, violates the ethical code of behavior upon which education
• Student Complaint Process
and scholarship rest, and undermines the credibility of the university.
• Access to Student Records
Because of the serious institutional and individual ramifications, student
• Posthumous Degree Awards
misconduct arising from violations of academic integrity is not tolerated
• Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and Affirmative Action
at Mines. If a student is found to have engaged in such misconduct
sanctions such as change of a grade, loss of institutional privileges, or
Student Honor Code
academic suspension or dismissal may be imposed. As a guide, some
of the more common forms of academic misconduct are noted below.
1.0 PREAMBLE
This list is not intended to be all inclusive, but rather to be illustrative of
The students of Colorado School of Mines have adopted the following
practices the Mines faculty have deemed inappropriate:
Student Honor Code in order to establish a high standard of student
1. Dishonest Conduct - general conduct unbecoming a scholar.
behavior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through a student
Examples include issuing misleading statements; withholding
referendum supported by a majority vote of the Mines student body.
pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a timely fashion, previously
Mines students shall be involved in the enforcement of the Code through
agreed to projects or activities; and verifying as true, things that are
their participation in the Student Conduct Appeals Board.
known to the student not to be true or verifiable.
2.0 CODE
2. Plagiarism - presenting the work of another as one’s own. This
is usually accomplished through the failure to acknowledge
Mines students believe it is our responsibility to promote and maintain
the borrowing of ideas, data, or the words of others. Examples
high ethical standards in order to ensure our safety, welfare, and
include submitting as one’s own work the work of another
enjoyment of a successful learning environment. Each of us, under
student, a ghost writer, or a commercial writing service; quoting,
this Code, shall assume responsibility for our behavior in the area of
either directly or paraphrased, a source without appropriate
academic integrity. As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to
acknowledgment; and using figures, charts, graphs or facts without
the highest standards of academic excellence and personal integrity
appropriate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional misuse or
regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects, and research
appropriation of another’s work is nevertheless plagiarism.
endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and above all, with honor
3. Falsification/Fabrication - inventing or altering information.
and integrity in all aspects of my academic endeavors at Mines. I will
Examples include inventing or manipulating data or research
not misrepresent the work of others as my own, nor will I give or receive
procedures to report, suggest, or imply that particular results were
unauthorized assistance in the performance of academic coursework.
achieved from procedures when such procedures were not actually
I will conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library,
undertaken or when such results were not actually supported by
computing center, and all other school facilities and resources. By
the pertinent data; false citation of source materials; reporting false
practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold the principles of integrity
information about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences;
and academic excellence at Mines. I will not participate in or tolerate any
submitting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed deadlines;
form of discrimination or mistreatment of another individual.
and, altering previously submitted examinations.
4. Tampering - interfering with, forging, altering or attempting to
alter university records, grades, assignments, or other documents
without authorization. Examples include using a computer or a false-

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written document to change a recorded grade; altering, deleting,
• Contact the Associate Dean of Students and his/her
or manufacturing any academic record; and, gaining unauthorized
Department Head/Division Director to officially report the
access to a university record by any means.
violation in writing within 5 business days of the charge of
5. Cheating - using or attempting to use unauthorized materials
academic misconduct. The Associate Dean of Students will
or aid with the intent of demonstrating academic performance
communicate the final resolution in writing to the student,
through fraudulent means. Examples include copying from another
the faculty member, the Office of Academic Affairs, the
student’s paper or receiving unauthorized assistance on a homework
Office of Graduate Studies and the student's advisor. The
assignment, quiz, test or examination; using books, notes or other
Associate Dean of Students will also keep official records on
devices such as calculators, PDAs and cell phones, unless explicitly
all students with academic misconduct violations.
authorized; acquiring without authorization a copy of the examination
• Prescribed disciplinary action for misconduct associated with
before the scheduled examination; and copying reports, laboratory
regular coursework:
work or computer files from other students. Authorized materials
• 1st Offense: A grade of "F" in the course.
are those generally regarded as being appropriate in an academic
• 2nd Offense: A grade of "F" in the course, one-year
setting, unless specific exceptions have been articulated by the
academic suspension, and permanent notation of
instructor.
Academic Misconduct on the student's transcript.
6. Impeding - negatively impacting the ability of other students to
• In the case of an allegation of academic misconduct associated
successfully complete course or degree requirements. Examples
with activities not a part of regular coursework (e.g, an
include removing pages from books and removing materials that
allegation of cheating on a comprehensive examination), if after
are placed on reserve in the Library for general use; failing to
talking with the student, faculty member(s) feel the student is
provide team members necessary materials or assistance; and,
responsible for misconduct, the faculty should:
knowingly disseminating false information about the nature of a test
• Assign an outcome to the activity that constitutes failure.
or examination.
If appropriate, the student's advisor may also assign a
7. Sharing Work - giving or attempting to give unauthorized materials
grade of "PRU" (unsatisfactory progress) for research
or aid to another student. Examples include allowing another
credits in which the student is enrolled. Regular institutional
student to copy your work; giving unauthorized assistance on
procedures resulting from either of these outcomes are then
a homework assignment, quiz, test or examination; providing,
followed. Faculty members may impose a lesser penalty if
without authorization, copies of examinations before the scheduled
the circumstances warrant, however, the typical sanction is
examination; posting work on a website for others to see; and sharing
failure.
reports, laboratory work or computer files with other students.
• Contact the Associate Dean of Students, Graduate Dean and
3.0 PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSING ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
the student's Department Head/Division Director to officially
report the violation in writing within 5 business days of the
Faculty members and thesis committees have discretion to address and
charge of misconduct. The Associate Dean of Students will
resolve misconduct matters in a manner that is commensurate with the
communicate the final resolution in writing to the student,
infraction and consistent with the values of the Institution. This includes
the faculty member, the OFfice of Graduate Studies, and
imposition of appropriate academic sanctions for students involved in
the student's advisor. The Associate Dean of Students will
academic misconduct. However, there needs to be a certain amount of
also keep official records on all students with academic
consistency when handling such issues, so if a member of the Mines
misconduct violations.
community has grounds for suspecting that a student or students have
• In the case of an allegation of academic misconduct associated
engaged in academic misconduct, they have an obligation to act on
with research activities, investigation and resolution of the
this suspicion in an appropriate fashion. The following procedure will be
misconduct is governed by the Institution's Research Integrity
followed:
Policy. The Research Integrity Policy is available as section 10.3
• The faculty member or thesis committee informs the student(s) of the
of the Faculty Handbook. If, after talking with the student, the
allegations and charge of academic misconduct within 10 business
faculty member feels the student is responsible for misconduct
days. This involves verbal communication with the student(s). The
of this type, the faculty member should proceed as indicated in
faculty member/thesis committee must have a meeting with the
the Research Integrity Policy. If appropriate, the student's advisor
students(s) regarding the incident. This meeting allows the student
may also assign a grade of "PRU" for research credits in which
the opportunity to give his/her perspective prior to an official decision
the student is enrolled. Regular institutional procedures resulting
being made. It also allows the faculty member to have a conversation
from this grade assignment are then followed.
with the student(s) to educate him/her on appropriate behavior.
• Students who suspect other students of academic misconduct
• The circumstances of the academic misconduct dictate the process to
should report the matter to the appropriate faculty member, the
be followed:
appropriate Department Head/Division/Program Director, the Dean
• In the case of an allegation of academic misconduct associated
of Undergraduate Students, the Dean of Graduate Students, or the
with regular coursework, if after talking with the student(s), the
Associate Dean of Students. The information is then provided to the
faculty member feels the student is responsible for academic
faculty member concerned.
misconduct the faculty member should:
4.0 APPEAL PROCESS FOR STUDENT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
• Assign a grade of "F" in the course to the student(s) that
committed academic misconduct. A faculty member may
The academic misconduct appeal process is under revision. For the most
impose a lesser penalty if the circumstances warrant,
up-to-date version of this procedure, please see the student section of
however the typical sanction is a grade of "F".
the policy website (https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Policies-Governance).

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Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment*
The Mines Board of Trustees authorizes and directs the President
or President’s delegates to develop, administer, and maintain the
*Note: This policy is inclusive of all forms of sexual harassment, including
appropriate administrative policies, procedures, and guidelines to
sexual assault and sexual violence.
implement this policy.
1.0 STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
Title IX Coordinator:
This policy is promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred by
Karin Ranta-Curran, Assistant Director of HR for EEO and Equity
§23-41-104(1), C.R.S., and Title IX of the Education Amendments
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing
Golden, CO 80401
regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106; Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(Telephone: 303.384.2558)
(42 U.S.C. § 2000c).Its purpose is to set forth a policy statement from the
(E-Mail: krcurran@mines.edu)
Board of Trustees concerning sexual harassment at the Colorado School
of Mines (“Mines” or “the School”).This policy shall supersede any Mines’
Contact for Complaints about Employee or Third-Party Behavior:
policy that is in conflict herewith.
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
2.0 SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Golden, CO 80401
2.1 Policy Statement
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
The Mines Board of Trustees wishes to foster an environment for
Contact for Complaints about Student Behavior:
the Mines' campus community that is free from all forms of sexual
harassment. Accordingly, the School will not tolerate any forms of
Derek Morgan, Associate Dean of Students
sexual harassment and will take all necessary measures to deter such
Student Center, Room 175
misconduct, including but not limited to preventive educational programs,
1200 6th Street
thorough investigation of sexual harassment complaints, and discipline of
Golden, CO 80401
policy violators with appropriate sanctions. Retaliation in any form against
(Telephone: 303.273.3288)
an individual for reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in a sexual
harassment investigation is strictly prohibited. Such retaliation shall be
Related Administrative Policies, Procedures, Resources:
dealt with as a separate instance of sexual harassment. Complaints of
For Complaints about Employee or Third-Party Behavior:
sexual harassment will be handled in accordance with the administrative
procedures that accompany this policy.
• Sexual Harassment Complaint, Investigation and Resolution
Procedure for Complaints Involving Employees or Third Parties
2.2 Definition of Sexual Harassment
• Sexual Harassment Complaint Investigation Authorization Form
Sexual harassment shall, without regard to the gender of the
Complainant or Respondent,consist of unwelcome sexual advances,
For Complaints about Student Behavior:
requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a
• Sexual Harassment Complaint, Investigation, Resolution and
sexual nature when: (1) either explicitly or implicitly, submission to such
Adjudication Procedure for Complaints about Student Behavior
conduct is made a term or condition of an individual's employment or
• Procedures/Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault or Other
educational endeavors; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct
Sexual Violence
by an individual is used as the basis for employment or educational
decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or
• Anonymous Sexual Violence Reporting Form
effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic
This policy was promulgated by the Colorado School of Mines Board of
performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or
Trustees on March 13, 1992. Amended by the Colorado School of Mines
educational environment.
Board of Trustees on March 26, 1998. Amended by the Colorado School
Sexual violence and sexual assault are forms of sexual harassment.
of Mines Board of Trustees on June 10, 1999. Amended by the Colorado
Sexual harassment shall also be defined to include retaliation against
School of Mines Board of Trustees on June 22, 2000. Amended by the
an individual for reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in a sexual
Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees on June 7, 2003. Amended
harassment investigation.
by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees on December 15,
2011.
2.3 Sanctions for Sexual Harassment
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and
Appropriate sanctions may be imposed upon an employee or student
Complaint Procedure
who has sexually harassed another. The sanctions may include, but
are not limited to one or more of the following: oral reprimand and
I. STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
warning; written reprimand and warning; student probation; suspension or
expulsion; monetary fine; attendance at a sexual harassment prevention
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pursuant to the
seminar; suspension without pay; or termination of employment or
authority conferred upon it by §23-41-104(1), C.R.S. (1999) in order to
appointment.
set forth a policy concerning unlawful discrimination at CSM. This policy
shall supersede any previously promulgated CSM policy that is in conflict
3.0 IMPLEMENTATION
herewith.
II. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION POLICY

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Attendance and employment at CSM are based solely on merit and
for responding in a timely manner to official communications from the
fairness. Discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity,
university when a response is requested.
religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and military
3. The policy does not prevent students from using a personal email
veteran status is prohibited. No discrimination in admission, application
address for university-related communications and purposes. If
of academic standards, financial aid, scholastic awards, promotion,
a student chooses to use a personal email address as his or her
compensation, transfers, reductions in force, terminations, re-
address of choice for receiving university-related communications,
employment, professional development, or conditions of employment
he or she must forward email from the Mines assigned email address
shall be permitted. The remainder of this policy shall contain a complaint
to the personal email address. However, if a student chooses to
procedure outlining a method for reporting alleged violations of this policy
forward communications to a personal email address, she or he
and a review mechanism for the impartial determination of the merits of
must be aware that Mines personnel may not be able to assist
complaints alleging unlawful discrimination.
in resolving technical difficulties with personal email accounts.
Furthermore, forwarding communications to a personal email address
As of June 2011, this policy is under revision. For a complete policy
does not absolve a student from the responsibilities associated with
statement please see the policy website (https://inside.mines.edu/
communication sent to his or her official Mines email address. Please
POGO-Policies-Governance). Promulgated by the CSM Board of
note: If a student changes his or her official Mines email address to
Trustees on March 13, 1992. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees
a personal address, it will be changed back to the Mines assigned
on June 10, 1999. Amended by the CSM Board of Trustees on June 22,
email address. Students have the option to forward their Mines email
2000.
to a personal address to avoid this problem. Should a student choose
Electronic Communications (E-mail) Policy
the forwarding option, he or she must ensure that SPAM filters will
not block email coming from the mines.edu address.
1.0 BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
4. Nothing in these procedures should be construed as prohibiting
university-related communications being sent via traditional means.
Communication to students at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is
Use of paper-based communication may be necessary under certain
an important element of the official business of the university. It is vital
circumstances or may be more appropriate to certain circumstances.
that Mines have an efficient and workable means of getting important
Examples of such communications could include, but not be limited
and timely information to students. Examples of communications that
to disciplinary notices, fiscal services communications, graduation
require timely distribution include information from Fiscal Services, the
information and so forth.
Registrar's Office, or other offices on campus that need to deliver official
and time-sensitive information to students. (Please note that emergency
Responsible Parties
communications may occur in various forms based on the specific
circumstances).
Questions about this policy may be directed as follows:
Electronic communication through email and Trailhead Portal
Registrar's Office Phone: 303-273-3200 or
announcements provides a rapid, efficient, and effective form of
E-mail: registrar@mines.edu
communication. Reliance on electronic communication has become
Computing, Communications & Information Technologies (CCIT)
the accepted norm within the Mines community. Additionally, utilizing
Phone: 303-273-3431 or
electronic communications is consistent with encouraging a more
Complete a request form at the Mines Help Center (http://
environmentally-conscious means of doing business and encouraging
helpdesk.mines.edu/)
continued stewardship of scarce resources. Because of the wide-spread
use and acceptance of electronic communication, Mines is adopting the
Student Complaint Process
following policy regarding electronic communications with students.
Students are consumers of services offered as part of their academic
2.0 POLICY
and co-curricular experience at the Colorado School of Mines. If a
It is the policy of the Colorado School of Mines that official university-
student needs to make a complaint, specific or general, about their
related communications with students will be sent via Mines' internal
experience at Mines, he or she should contact the Office of the Dean
email system or via campus or targeted Trailhead announcements. All
of Students at 303-273-3231. If the issue is related to discrimination or
students will be assigned a Mines email address and are expected to
sexual harassment, there are specific procedures that will be followed
periodically check their Mines assigned email as well as their Trailhead
(these are noted and linked in this section). Regardless, the student
portal page. It is also expected that email sent to students will be read
should begin with the Dean's Office if interested in making any complaint.
in a timely manner. Communications sent via email to students will be
All complaints, as well as the interests of all involved parties, will be
considered to have been received and read by the intended recipients.
considered with fairness, impartiality, and promptness while a complaint
is being researched and/or investigated by the School.
3.0 PROCEDURES
Access to Student Records
1. All students will be given an EKey, which is an activation code that
offers access to electronic resources at Mines. With their EKey,
Students at the Colorado School of Mines are protected by the Family
students must activate their assigned Mines email address.
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This Act was
designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the
2. Once their email address is activated, students are expected to check
right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to
their Mines email inbox on a frequent and consistent basis and have
provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
the responsibility to recognize that certain communications from the
through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file
university may be timecritical. As such, students also are responsible
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(FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the
viewing of the record. If during the viewing of the record any item is in
Act. Copies of local policy can be found in the Registrar’s Office. Contact
dispute, it may not be destroyed.
information for FERPA complaints is
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of Mines will not
Family Policy Compliance Office
permit access to student records by persons outside the School except
U.S. Department of Education
as follows:
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the section
under Directory Information.
Directory Information. The School maintains lists of information
2. To those people specifically designated by the student. Examples
which may be considered directory information as defined by the
would include request for transcript to be sent to graduate school or
regulations. This information includes name, current and permanent
prospective employer.
addresses and phone numbers, date of birth, major field of study, dates
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the purpose of
of attendance, part or full-time status, degrees awarded, last school
establishing eligibility for financial aid.
attended, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, class,
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
and academic honors. Students who desire that this information not be
printed or released must so inform the Registrar before the end of the
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena after
first two weeks of the fall semester for which the student is registered.
the student has been notified of the intended compliance.
Information will be withheld for the entire academic year unless the
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which is not
student changes this request. The student’s signature is required to
identifiable with a particular student.
make any changes for the current academic year. The request must be
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or later
renewed each fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript, advisor,
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the various
and medical) will include a log of those persons not employed by
offices listed below:
Colorado School of Mines who have requested or obtained access to
the student record and the legitimate interest that the person has in
1. General Records: Registrar and Graduate Dean
making the request.
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
The School discloses education records without a student's prior written
consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Graduate Dean
by the School in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research,
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List: Registrar, Dean of
health staff); a person or company with whom the School has contracted
Students, and Graduate Dean
as its agent to provide a service instead of using School employees
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Graduate Dean
or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person
serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
another school official in performing his or her tasks.
Student Access to Records. The graduate student wishing access to
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs
his or her educational records will make a written request to the Graduate
to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional
Dean. This request will include the student’s name, date of request and
responsibilities for the School.
type of record to be reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the Dean to
arrange a mutually satisfactory time for review. This time will be as soon
Posthumous Degree Awards
as practical but is not to be later than 30 business days from receipt of
the request. The record will be reviewed in the presence of the Dean or
The faculty may recognize the accomplishments of students who have
designated representative. If the record involves a list including other
died while pursuing their educational goals. If it is reasonable to expect
students, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the other student
that the student would have completed his or her degree requirements,
name and information.
the faculty may award a Baccalaureate or Graduate Degree that is in all
ways identical to the degree the student was pursuing. Alternatively, the
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to challenge any part of
faculty may award a Posthumous BS, MS, or Ph.D. to commemorate
the record, the Dean will be so notified in writing. The Dean may then
students who distinguished themselves while at Mines by bringing honor
to the School and its traditions.
1. remove and destroy the disputed document, or
2. inform the student that it is his decision that the document represents
Consideration for either of these degrees begins with a petition to
a necessary part of the record; and, if the student wishes to appeal,
the Faculty Senate from an academic department or degree granting
3. convene a meeting of the student and the document originator (if
unit. The petition should identify the degree sought. In the event that
reasonably available) in the presence of the Executive Vice President
the degree-granting unit is seeking a conventional degree award, the
for Academic Affairs as mediator, whose decision will be final.
petition should include evidence of the reasonable expectations that the
student would have completed his or her degree requirements. For a
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any time by
Baccalaureate, such evidence could consist of, but is not limited to:
the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by law except that no
record may be destroyed between the dates of access request and the

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• The student was a senior in the final semester of coursework,
• The student was enrolled in courses that would have completed the
degree requirements at the time of death
• The student would have passed the courses with an acceptable
grade, and would likely have fulfilled the requirements of the degree.
For a Graduate Degree:
• For graduate degrees not requiring a research product, the student
was enrolled in courses that would have completed the degree
requirements at the time of death, would have passed the courses
with an acceptable grade, and would likely have fulfilled the
requirements of the degree.
• For graduate degrees requiring a research product, the student had
completed all course and mastery requirements pursuant to the
degree and was near completion of the dissertation or thesis, and the
student’s committee found the work to be substantial and worthy of
the degree.
The requirement that there be a reasonable expectation of degree
completion should be interpreted liberally and weight should be given
to the judgment of the departmental representative(s) supporting the
petition.
In the event that the degree being sought is a Posthumous BS, MS, or
Ph.D., the petition should include evidence that the student conducted
himself or herself in the best tradition of a Mines’ graduate and is
therefore deserving of that honor.
Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and
Affirmative Action
The institution’s Statement of Equal Opportunity and Equal Access to
Educational Programs, and associated staff contacts, can be found in
the Welcome Section of this Bulletin as well as the on the policy website
(https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Policies-Governance). Colorado School
of Mines has instituted an affirmative action plan, which is available
for perusal in numerous CSM offices including the Library, the Dean of
Students’ Office, and the Office of Human Resources.

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Board of Trustees
STEWART BLISS
VICKI COWART
TOM JORDEN
JAMES SPAANSTRA
FRANCES VALLEJO
TIMOTHY J. HADDON
RICHARD TRULY
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Faculty Trustee
GERALD MILLER, Student Trustee

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Emeritus Members of BOT
Ms. Sally Vance Allen
Mr. John J. Coors
Mr. Joseph Coors, Jr.
Mr. William K. Coors
Dr. DeAnn Craig
Mr. Frank DeFilippo
Mr. Frank Erisman
Mr. Hugh W. Evans
Ms. Terry Fox
Mr. Jack Grynberg
Rev. Don K. Henderson
Mr. L. Roger Hutson
Mr. Anthony L. Joseph
Ms. Karen Ostrander Krug
Mr. J. Robert Maytag
Mr. Terence P. McNulty
Mr. Donald E. Miller
Mr. F. Steven Mooney
Mr. Randy L. Parcel
Mr. David D. Powell, Jr.
Mr. John A. Reeves, Sr.
Mr. Fred R. Schwartzberg
Mr. Charles E. Stott, Jr.
Mr. Terrance Tschatschula
Mr. David J. Wagner
Mr. J. N. Warren
Mr. James C. Wilson

174 Administration Executive Staff
Administration Executive Staff
JEAN MANNING CLARK, 2008-B.A., University of Phoenix; M.A.,
University of Phoenix; Director of Career Center and Coordinator of
Employer Relations
M. W. SCOGGINS, 2006-B.S., Ph.D., University of Tulsa; M.S.,
University of Oklahoma; President
JULIE COAKLEY, 2001-B.S., University of Toledo; M.S., University of
Toledo; Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Strategic
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D.,
Enterprises
University of California Berkeley; Provost and Executive Vice President;
Professor of Engineering
ERIC CRONKRIGHT, 2010-B.B.A., Western Michigan University,
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, 1990-B.Sc., Ph.D., University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Professor of Engineering, P.E., S. Africa
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard
Senior Vice-President for Strategic Enterprises
University; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Dean,
College of Applied Science and Engineering
JOHN POATE, 2006-B.S., M.S., Melbourne University; M.A., Ph.D.,
Australian National University; Vice President for Research and
TERRANCE DINKEL, 1999-B.S., University of Colorado; M.S., American
Technology Transfer
Technological University; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health
Program
DAN FOX, 2005-B.S., Montana State University, M.S., Eastern New
Mexico University, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado; Vice President
STEPHEN DMYTRIW, 1999-B.S., University of Nevada; Program
for Student Life
Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
PETER HAN, 1993-A.B., University of Chicago; M.B.A., University of
JEFF DUGGAN, 2007-B.S., M.B.A., Regis University; Sports Information
Colorado; Chief of Staff, Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and
Director
Administration
LOUISA DULEY, 2000-B.A., Western State College; Assistant Director of
DEBRA K. LASICH, 1999-B.S., Kearney State College; M.A., University
Admissions
of Nebraska; Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
RHONDA L. DVORNAK, 1994-B.S., Colorado School of Mines;
ANNE STARK WALKER, 1999-B.S., Northwestern University; J.D.,
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
University of Denver; General Counsel
JOSEPH O. ELLIS III, 2012-A.S., Santa Fe Community College; System
MICHAEL DOUGHERTY, 2003-B.A., Cumberland College: M.B.A.,
Administrator-Linux
University of Alaska Anchorage; Associate Vice President for Human
Resources
KATHLEEN FEIGHNY, 2001-B.A., M.A., University of Oklahoma; M.P.S.,
University of Denver; College Administrator, College of Applied Science
STEVEN M. ARDERN, 2011-B.S. and M.S., University of Nottingham;
and Engineering
Information Security Engineer, Computing, Communications and
Information Technology
ROBERT FERRITER, 1999-A.S., Pueblo Junior College; B.S., M.S.,
Colorado School of Mines; Director, Mine Safety and Health Program
DEBORAH BEHNFIELD, 2007, B.A., Evergreen State College; B.A.
Metropolitan State College of Denver; Recruitment Coordinator
RICHARD FISCHER, 1999-B.A., St. John’s University; Program
Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
GINA BOICE, 2007-Director of Customer Service and Support
REBECCA FLINTOFT, 2007-B.A., Kalamazoo College, M.A., Bowling
GARY L. BOWERSOCK, JR, 1996-B.S., Colorado Technical University;
Green State University; Director of Auxiliary Services and Housing
Director of Facilities Management
MELODY A. FRANCISCO, 1988-89, 1991-B.S., Montana State
HEATHER A. BOYD, 1990-B.S., Montana State University; M.Ed.,
University; Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Colorado State University; Director of Enrollment Management
BRUCE GELLER, 2007-B.S., Dickinson College, M.A., State University of
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
New York at Binghamton, A.M., Harvard University, Ph.D., University of
State University; Ph.D., Columbia University; Associate Provost and
Colorado; Director, Geology Museum
Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Geophysics
KRISTI GRAHAM GITKIND, 2011-B.A,. University of Colorado at
RONALD L. BRUMMETT, 1993-B.A., Metropolitan State College; M.A.,
Boulder; M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Special Assistant to
University of Northern Colorado; M.B.A., University of Colorado Denver;
the President
Director of Student Services
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College; Ph.D.,
BRENDA CHERGO, 2010-B.S., Oklahoma State University; College
Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum Engineering and
Administrator, College of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering
DIXIE CIRILLO, 1991-B.S., University of Northern Colorado; Associate
LISA GOBERIS, 1998-B.S., University of Northern Colorado; Associate
Director of Athletics
Director of Auxiliary Services

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KATHLEEN GODEL-GENGENBACH, 1998-B.A., M.A., University of
BRANDON LEIMBACH, 2002-B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s College; Associate
Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Director, Office of International
Director of Athletics
Programs
ROBERT MASK, 2007-B.B.A., Sam Houston State University; Director of
BRUCE P. GOETZ, 1980-84, 1987- B.A., Norwich University; M.S.,
Campus I.D. Card Services
M.B.A., Florida Institute of Technology; Director of Admissions
MICHAEL McGUIRE, 1999-Engineer of Mines, Colorado School of
DAHL GRAYCKOWSKI, 2004-B.S, MPA, DeVry University, Associate
Mines; Program Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
Registrar
MICHAEL McMILLAN, 2010-B.B.A, Belmont College; Green Center
JEN HAIGHT, 2011 – B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver;
Facilities and Events Manager
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life
LARA MEDLEY, 2003-B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.P.A.,
JENNIFER HANNON, 2008-B.S., University of Kansas; M.S.W., Loyola
University of Colorado at Denver; Registrar
University; University Counselor
ALAN MERTENS, 2014-B.A., Colorado State University; Fiscal Officer,
DAVID HANSBURG, 2013-B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Northwestern
College of Applied Science and Engineering
University; Director of Athletics
KEVIN L. MOORE, 2005-B.S.E.E, Louisiana State University; M.S.E.E.,
CRAIG S. HARMON, 2001-Database Administrator, Computing,
University of Southern California; Ph.D.E.E., Texas A&M University; Dean
Communications and Information Technology
of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences and Professor
of Electrical Engineering
PATRICIA HASSEN, 2008-B.A., Lourdes College; College Administrator,
College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering
STEPH MORAN, 2013-B.A., Colorado State University; M.B.A., Regis
Univeristy; Fiscal Officer, College of Engineering and Computational
LINN HAVELICK, 1988-B.A., M.S., University of Colorado at Denver;
Sciences
CIH; Director, Environmental Health & Safety
ANDREA SALAZAR MORGAN, 1999-B.A., Colorado State University;
AMY HENKELMAN, 2011-B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Menomonie, M.A., Michigan University, Mount Pleasant; Assistant
Athletic Director-Recreational Sports
DEREK MORGAN, 2003- B.S., University of Evansville; M.S., Colorado
State University; Associate Dean of Students
ESTHER HENRY, 2006-B.A, B.S., Purdue University, J.D., Indiana
University; Associate Counsel
DAG NUMMEDAL, 2004-B.A., M.A., University of Oslo; Ph.D., University
of Illinois; Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Research Institute
MARIE HORNICKEL, 2007-B.A., University of Wisconsin at Stevens
Point, M.S., Minnesota State University at Mankato; Director of Student
CHARLES O'DELL, 2000- B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver,
Activities
M.S., Capella University; Assistant Athletic Director
CHRISTINA JENSEN, 1999-B.A., M.P.A., San Diego State University;
TRICIA DOUTHIT PAULSON, 1998-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Mines; Director of Institutional Research
TIMOTHY H. KAISER, 2008-B.S., University of Missouri Rolla; M.S.
ROGER PIERCE, 2000-B.S.,Wisconsin Institute of Technology; Program
University of California; Ph.D. University of New Mexico; Director of
Coordinator, Mine Safety and Health Program
Research and High Performance Computing
MICHAEL J. PUSEY, 2004-B.S., Homboldt State University; BI Reporting
JENNIE J. KENNEY, 2005-Executive Assistant to the Provost and
Administrator
Executive Vice President
JAMES L. PROUD, 1994-B.S., University of Wisconsin, Whitewater;
LISA KINZEL, 2006-B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo;
M.A., California State Polytechnic University; Continuing Education
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Technology
Program Coordinator
Transfer
ANGIE REYES, 1997-B.A., Chadron State College; Student System
MELVIN L. KIRK, 1995-B.S., M.A., University of Northern Colorado;
Manager.
Student Development Center Counselor
DEBRA S. ROBERGE, R.N., N.P., 2007-B.S., University of New
JOANNE LAMBERT, 2008-B.S., Kent State University; M.A., Colorado
Hampshire; M.S., Boston College; Director, Student Health Center
Christian University, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
FRANK L. ROBERTSON, 2003-A.A., Mesa College; B.S., University
DAVID M. LEE, 2001-B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point;
of Phoenix; B.S., University of New Mexico; Manager, Computing,
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology; Director of Enterprise Systems
Communications and Information Technology Customer Service Center
VIRGINIA A. LEE, 2006-B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California at
JILL ROBERTSON, 2009-B.S., M.Ed, Northern Arizona University;
Irvine; Portal, Identity Management and Help Desk Administrator
Director of Financial Aid

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PHILLIP ROMIG III, 1999-B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.S. and
ED ZUCKER, 2001-B.A., M.S., University of Arizona; Computing Services
Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Network Engineer and Security Specialist
Support Manager
BRANDON SAMTER, 2008-B.S., Adams State College, Director of
International Student and Scholar Services
ERIC SCARBRO, 1991-B.S., University of South Carolina; M.S.,
Colorado School of Mines; Financial Systems Manager
LORI B. SCHEIDER, 2011-B.A., University of Wyoming, Admissions
Counselor
KAY M. SCHNEIDER, 2011-B.S., M.S., Minnesota State, Moorhead;
Assessment Director
SARA E. SCHWARZ, 2006-B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., Denver
University; Manager, Classroom Technology
LINDA SHERMAN, 2006-B.S., University of Colorado; M.A., University of
Phoenix; Assistant Director of the Career Center
JAHI SIMBAI, 2000-B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder;
Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
KATIE SIMONS, 2008-B.A., Regis University; Assistant Sports
Information Director
SANDRA SIMS, 2004-B.S., Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Florida
Institute of Technology, PsyD, Florida Institute of Technology; Counselor
SJAASTAD, BETH, 2012-B.S., Regis University; B.A., Adams State
College; College Fiscal Officer, College of Earth Resource Sciences and
Engineering
TRAVIS A. SMITH, 2009-B.S., University of Miami, M.S., Eastern Illinois
University; Associate Director of Student Activities
JEFFREY E. STORM, Database Administrator
DIXIE TERMIN, 1979-B.S., Regis University; International Program
Coordinator for Special Programs and Continuing Education
COLIN TERRY, 2010, B.A., Gonzaga University; M.A., New Your
University; Coordinator of Student Academic Services
JACLYNN L. TWEHUES, 2011-B.S., University of Detroit; M.S., Wayne
State University; Business Intelligence Manager
SHAM TZEGAI, 2007-B.A., Metropolitan State College; Assistant Director
of Financial Aid
WILLIAM VAUGHAN, 2008-B.S., Mariette College, M.S., Ohio University,
Ph.D., Ohio State University; Director, Technology Transfer
COREY B. WAHL, 2013-B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; Associate
Registrar
BRENT WALLER, 2009-B.S., M.B.A., Regis University; Associate
Director of Housing for Residence Life
MARSHA WILLIAMS, 1998-B.S., Kansas State University; M.S.,
University of Colorado; Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
JEAN YEAGER, 2006-B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; Executive
Assistant to the Sr.Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Emeriti
RICHARD L. CHRISTIANSEN, B.S.Ch.E., University of Utah; Ph.D.Ch.E.,
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Emeritus Associate Professor of
Petroleum Engineering
GEORGE S. ANSELL, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute; Emeritus President and Professor of Metallurgical Engineering,
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, B.A., St. Francis College; M.A., M.S., University
P.E.
of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor of Slavic Studies and Foreign
Languages
THEODORE A. BICKART, B.E.S., M.S.E., D.Engr., The Johns Hopkins
University; Emeritus President and Professor of Engineering
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, 1978-A.B., Colgate University; M.S., University
of Vermont; Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Emeritus
GUY T. McBRIDE, JR. B.S., University of Texas; D.Sc., Massachusetts
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, P.E.
Institute of Technology; Emeritus President, P.E.
JOHN A. CORDES, B.A., J.D., M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Colorado
JOHN U. TREFNY, B.S., Fordham College; Ph.D., Rutgers University;
State University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics and
Emeritus President, Emeritus Professor of Physics
Business
JOHN F. ABEL, JR. E.M., M.Sc., E.Sc., Colorado School of Mines;
SCOTT W. COWLEY, 1979-B.S., M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D.,
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
Southern Illinois University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry
R. BRUCE ALLISON, B.S., State University of New York at Cortland;
and Geochemistry
M.S., State University of New York at Albany; Emeritus Professor of
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., University of
Physical Education and Athletics
Michigan; Ph.D., University of Southern California; Emeritus Associate
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz;
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
M.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of Illinois; Emeritus Professor
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Min. Eng.- Chem., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School
of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, B.S., M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D.,
GERALD L. DEPOORTER, B.S., University of Washington; M.S., Ph.D.,
Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley; Emeritus Associate Professor of
BARBARA B. BATH, B.A., M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., American
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
University; Emerita Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer
JOHN A. DeSANTO, B.S., M.A., Villanova University; M.S., Ph.D.,
Sciences
University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
RAMON E. BISQUE, B.S., St. Norbert’s College; M.S. Chemistry, M.S.
Computer Sciences and Physics
Geology, Ph.D., Iowa State College; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, B.S., University of Akron; M.S., Ph.D.,
Geochemistry
University of Illinois; Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Geochemistry
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, B.S., Brooklyn College; M.S., Ph.D., New York
DONALD I. DICKINSON, B.A., Colorado State University; M.A.,
University; University Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
University of New Mexico; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
Sciences
International Studies
ARDEL J. BOES, B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue
J. PATRICK DYER, B.P.E., Purdue University; Emeritus Associate
University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
AUSTIN R. BROWN, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University;
WILTON E. ECKLEY, A.B., Mount Union College; M.A., The
Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University;
JAMES T. BROWN, B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Professor of Physics
GLEN R. EDWARDS, Met. Engr., Colorado School of Mines; M.S.,
W. REX BULL, B.Sc., App. Diploma in Mineral Dressing, Leeds
University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Stanford University; University Emeritus
University; Ph.D., University of Queensland; Emeritus Professor of
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., Dartmouth
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo;
College; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Emeritus Professor of
and Geochemistry
Chemical Engineering
JOHN C. EMERICK, B.S., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D.,
BETTY J. CANNON, B.A., M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D.,
University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor of Environmental
University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
Science and Engineering
International Studies
GRAEME FAIRWEATHER, B.S., Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
F. EDWARD CECIL, B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton
Scotland; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
University; University Emeritus Professor of Physics
EDWARD G. FISHER, B.S., M.A., University of Illinois; Emeritus
Professor of English

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DAVID E. FLETCHER, B.S., M.A., Colorado College; M.S.B.A., Ph.D.,
MATTHEW J. HREBAR, III, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University;
University of Denver; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
ROBERT H. FROST, B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; S.M.,M.E.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Emeritus Associate Professor of
NEIL F. HURLEY, B.S., University of Southern California; M.S., University
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D., University of Michigan; Emeritus Charles
Boettcher Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology and Geology and
S. DALE FOREMAN, B.S., Texas Technological College; M.S., Ph.D.,
Geological Engineering
University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, P.E.
WILLIAM A. HUSTRULID, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota;
JAMES H. GARY B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D.,
Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
University of Florida; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, B.Sc., University of Western Ontario;
DONALD W. GENTRY, B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., University of
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Charles Franklin Fogarty Professor
Nevada; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Professor of Mining
in Economic Geology; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological
Engineering, P.E.
Engineering
JOHN O. GOLDEN, B.E., M.S., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Iowa State
ABDELWAHID IBRAHIM, B.S., University of Cairo; M.S., University of
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
Kansas; Ph.D., Michigan State University; Emeritus Associate Professor
of Geophysics
JOAN P. GOSINK, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S.,
Old Dominion University; Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley;
JAMES G. JOHNSTONE, Geol.E., Colorado School of Mines; M.S.,
Emerita Professor of Engineering
Purdue University; (Professional Engineer); Emeritus Professor of Civil
Engineering
THOMAS L. T. GROSE, B.S., M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D.,
Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Ph.D., Institute of Physics of the Earth,
Engineering
Moscow; D.T.Sc., Siberian Branch Academy; Emeritus Professor of
Geophysics
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, A.B., Fort Hays State College; M.S., State
University of Iowa; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer
MARVIN L. KAY, E.M., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Director of
Sciences
Athletics
FRANK A. HADSELL, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming; D.Sc., Colorado
GEORGE KELLER, B.S., M.S., Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University,
School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
JOHN P. HAGER, B.S., Montana School of Mines; M.S., Missouri
THOMAS A. KELLY, B.S., C.E., University of Colorado; Emeritus
School of Mines; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Professor of Basic Engineering, P.E.
University Emeritus Hazen Research Professor of Extractive Metallurgy;
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, B.S., University of Oregon; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon
State University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
FRANK G. HAGIN, B.A., Bethany Nazarene College; M.A., Southern
Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, P.R.E., D.Sc., Colorado School of Mines; M.S.,
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
JOHN W. HANCOCK, A.B., Colorado State College; Emeritus Professor
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University; Emeritus
of Physical Education and Athletics
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
ROBERT C. HANSEN, E.M., Colorado School of Mines; M.S.M.E.,
R. EDWARD KNIGHT. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.A., University of
Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Emeritus Professor of
Denver; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
Engineering, P.E.
KENNETH E. KOLM, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
JOHN D. HAUN, A.B., Berea College; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Wyoming; Emeritus Associate Professor of Environmental Science and
Wyoming; Emeritus Professor of Geology, P.E.
Engineering
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, B.A., Ph.D. University of Virginia; Emeritus
GEORGE KRAUSS, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Sc.D., Massachusetts
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Institute of Technology; University Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical
and Materials Engineering, P.E.
JOHN A. HOGAN, B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A., Lehigh University;
Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
DONALD LANGMUIR, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; Emeritus
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry and Emeritus Professor of
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, B.S., University of Redlands; M.S.,Washington
Environmental Science & Engineering
State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Emeritus Associate
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
KENNETH L. LARNER, B.S., Colorado School of Mines; Ph.D.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus Professor of
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Stanford University; Emeritus
Geophysics
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WILLIAM B. LAW, B.Sc., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Ohio State
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, B.A., University of Oregon; M.A.T.,Wesleyan
University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics
University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto; Emerita Associate
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
KEENAN LEE, B.S., M.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Stanford
University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
BARBARA M. OLDS, B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Denver; Associate Provost for Educational Innovation; Emerita Professor
V. ALLEN LONG, A.B., McPherson College; A.M., University of
of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Physics
EUL-SOO PANG, B.A. Marshall University; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D.,
GEORGE B. LUCAS, B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., Iowa State
University of California at Berkeley; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts
University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
and International Studies
DONALD L. MACALADY, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D.,
LAURA J. PANG, B.A. University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
University; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International
Geochemistry
Studies
DONALD C.B. MARSH, B.S., M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D.,
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, B.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., State
University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and
University of New York at Buffalo; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and
Computer Sciences
Geochemistry
JEAN P. MATHER, B.S.C., M.B.A., University of Denver; M.A., Princeton
ROBERT W. PEARSON, P.E., Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus
University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Athletics and Head
Soccer Coach
FRANK S. MATHEWS, B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D.,
Oregon State University; Emeritus Professor of Physics
ANTON G. PEGIS, B.A.,Western State College; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Denver; Emeritus Professor of English
RUTH A. MAURER, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D.,
Colorado School of Mines; Emerita Associate Professor of Mathematical
HARRY C. PETERSON, B.S.M.E., Colorado State University; M.S.,
and Computer Sciences
Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
ROBERT S. McCANDLESS, B.A., Colorado State College; Emeritus
ALFRED PETRICK, JR., A.B., B.S., M.S., Columbia University; M.B.A.,
Professor of Physical Education and Athletics
University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of
Mineral Economics, P.E.
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, B.S.M.E., M.S., University of Notre Dame;
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Professor of Engineering
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, B.A., M.A., Presidency College- University of
Madras; Ph.D., University of Denver; University Emeritus Professor of
J. THOMAS McKINNON, B.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Massachusetts
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Institute of Technology; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
EILEEN P. POETER, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S., Ph.D., Washington
JAMES A. McNEIL, B.S., Lafayette College; M.S., Ph.D., University of
State University; Emerita Professor of Geology and Geological
Maryland; University Emeritus Professor of Physics
Engineering, P.E.
RONALD L. MILLER, 1986-B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D.,
STEVEN A. PRUESS, B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue
Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Biological
University; Emeritus Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Engineering
DENNIS W. READEY, B.S., University of Notre Dame; Sc.D.,
JOHN J. MOORE, 1989-B.S., University of Surrey, England; Ph.D.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University Emeritus Herman F.
D. Eng., University of Birmingham, England; Emeritus Professor of
Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering; Professor of
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
DAVID R. MUÑOZ, 1986-B.S.M.E., University of New Mexico; M.S.M.E.,
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, B.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State
Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Associate Professor of Engineering
University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
ERIC P. NELSON, B.S., California State University at Northridge; M.A.,
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., B.S., University of Notre Dame; M.S., Ph.D.,
Rice University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University; Emeritus Associate
Colorado School of Mines; Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
ODED RUDAWSKY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State
KARL R. NELSON, Geol.E., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Ph.D.,
University; Emeritus Professor of Mineral Economics
University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor of Engineering,
P.E.
ARTHUR B SACKS, B.A., Brooklyn College, M.A., Ph.D., University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and International
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, B.S., M.Sc., Colorado School of Mines;
Studies
(Professional Land Surveyor); Emeritus Associate Professor of
Engineering
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of
Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado; Emeritus Associate Professor
of Physics

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MIKLOS D. G. SALAMON, Dipl.Eng., Polytechnical University, Hungary;
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, B.S., Hamline University; M.S., University of
Ph.D., University of Durham, England; Emeritus Professor of Mining
Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State College; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Engineering
and Geochemistry
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of
DON L. WILLIAMSON, B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
Missouri at Rolla; Emeritus Professor of Physics
Washington; Emeritus Professor of Physics
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, 1997-B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-
ROBERT D. WITTERS, B.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., Montana
Madison; University Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science and
State College; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering, P.E.
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, 1982-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of
at Austin; Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business and of
Mines; Emerita Associate Professor of Engineering
Mathematical and Computer Sciences
MAYNARD SLAUGHTER, B.S., Ohio University; M.A., University of
BAKI YARAR, B.Sc., M.Sc., Middle East Technical University, Ankara;
Missouri; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of London; Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering
and Geochemistry
F. RICHARD YEATTS, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S.,
JOSEPH D. SNEED, B.A., Rice University; M.S., University of Illinois;
Ph.D., University of Arizona; Emeritus Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Stanford University; Emeritus Professor of Liberal Arts and
International Studies
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union; M.S.E., Ph.D.,
University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering
CHARLES W. STARKS, Met.E., M.Met.E, Colorado School of Mines;
Emeritus Associate Professor of Chemistry, P.E.
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University;
Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering/Mineral Economics; P.E.
ROBERT J. TAYLOR, BAE School of the Art Institute; M.A., University of
Denver; Emeritus Associate Professor of Engineering
JOHN E. TILTON, B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D.,Yale University;
University Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business
A. KEITH TURNER, B.Sc., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; M.A.,
Columbia University; Ph.D., Purdue University; Emeritus Professor of
Geology and Geological Engineering, P.E.
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, B.S., University of North Carolina; Ph.D.,
University of Virginia; Emeritus Associate Professor of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, 1978-B.S., M.S., University of Southern California;
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum Engineering
FUN-DEN WANG, B.S., Taiwan Provincial Cheng-Kung University; M.S.,
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana; Emeritus Professor of Mining
Engineering
JOHN E. WARME, B.A., Augustana College; Ph.D., University of
California at Los Angeles; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological
Engineering
ROBERT J. WEIMER, B.A., M.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Stanford
University; Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering,
P.E.
WALTER W. WHITMAN, B.E., Ph.D., Cornell University; Emeritus
Professor of Geophysics
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, B.S., College of St. Thomas; Ph.D., University
of Wisconsin; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
KAREN B. WILEY, B.A., Mills College; M.A., Ph.D., University of
Colorado; Emerita Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International
Studies

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Professors
JÖRG DREWES, 2001-Ingenieur cand., Dipl. Ing., Ph.D., Technical
University of Berlin; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
HAZIM ABASS, 2014-B.S. University of Baghdad; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado
RODERICK G. EGGERT, 1986-A.B., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D.,
School of Mines; Director of FAST, Professor of Petroleum Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Economics and Business
and Division Director
CORBY ANDERSON, 2009-B.S., Montana State University; M.S.,
Montana Tech.; Ph.D., University of Idaho; Harrison Western Professor of
ATEF Z. ELSHERBENI, 2013-B.S.,M.S., Cairo University; Ph.D.,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
University of Manitoba; Gerald August Dobelman Distinguished Chair &
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, 2007-B.S., University of California, Riverside;
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Baker Hughes Professor of
JAMES F. ELY, 1981-B.S., Butler University; Ph.D., Indiana University;
Petrophysics and Borehole Geophysics
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
JOHN R. BERGER, 1994-B.S., M. S., Ph.D., University of Maryland;
THOMAS E. FURTAK, 1986-B.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Iowa
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
State University; Professor of Physics and Head of Department
BERNARD BIALECKI, 1995-M.S., University of Warsaw, Poland; Ph.D.,
MAHADEVAN GANESH, 2003- Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology;
University of Utah; Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
TRACY CAMP, 1998-B.A. Kalamazoo College; M.S. Michigan State
RAMONA M. GRAVES, 1981-B.S., Kearney State College; Ph.D.,
University; Ph.D. College of William and Mary; Professor of Electrical
Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Petroleum Engineering and
Engineering and Computer Science
Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering
LINCOLN D. CARR, 2005-B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.S.,
UWE GREIFE, 1999-M.S., University of Munster; Ph.D., University of
Ph.D., University of Washington; Professor of Physics
Bochum; Professor of Physics
CRISTIAN CIOBANU, 2004-B.S., University of Bucharest; M.S., Ph.D.,
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, 1994-B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E., University of
Ohio State University; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Manchester; M.S., University of California Berkeley; Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
REUBEN T. COLLINS, 1994-B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S.,
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Professor of Physics
MARTE GUTIERREZ, 2008-B.S., Saint Mary's University; M.S.,
University of the Philippines; Ph.D., University of Tokyo; James R.
JOHN T. CUDDINGTON, 2005-B.A., University of Regina; M.A., Simon
Paden Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental
Fraser University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; William J.
Engineering
Coulter Professor of Mineral Economics and Professor of Economics and
Business
DAVE HALE, 2004-B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford
University; Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics
JOHN B. CURTIS, 1990-B.A., M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., The Ohio
State University; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
WENDY J. HARRISON, 1988-B.S., Ph.D., University of Manchester;
Associate Provost; Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
KADRI DAGDELEN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
Professor of Mining Engineering and Head of Department
RANDY L. HAUPT, 2012-B.S., USAF Academy, M.S.E.E., Northeastern
University; Ph.D., University of Michigan; Professor of Electrical
CAROL DAHL, 1991-B.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of
Engineering and Computer Science
Minnesota; Professor of Economics and Business
WILLY A. M. HEREMAN, 1989-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., State University of
ELIZABETH VAN WIE DAVIS, 2009-B.A., Shimer College; M.A., Ph.D.,
Ghent, Belgium; Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and
University of Virginia; Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Head of Department
and Division Director
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, 1996-A.B., Dartmouth College; M.S., University
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, 1993-B.S., Queen's University at Kingston; M.B.A.,
of Washington; Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles Franklin Fogarty
University of Cape Town; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University;
Distinguished Chair in Economic Geology; Professor of Geology and
Professor of Economics and Business
Geological Engineering
THOMAS L. DAVIS, 1980-B.E., University of Saskatchewan; M.Sc.,
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, 1998-B.Sc., University of Ceylon, Peradeniya;
University of Calgary; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of
M. Eng., Asian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Colorado State University;
Geophysics
Professor and AMAX Distinguished Chair in Civil and Environmental
ANTHONY DEAN, 2000-B.S., Springhill College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard
Engineering, P.E.
University; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Dean,
GREG S. JACKSON, 2013-B.S., Rice University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell
College of Applied Science and Engineering
University; Department Head and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
JOHN R. DORGAN, 1992-B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst;
MARK P. JENSEN, 2015-B.S., Bethel College; Ph.D., Florida State
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Computer Modeling Group Chair
University; Professor and Jerry and Tina Grandey University Chair in
and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Nuclear Science and Engineering

182 Professors
MICHAEL J. KAUFMAN, 2007-B.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois,
JOHN E. McCRAY, 1998-B.S.,West Virginia University; M.S. Clemson
Urbana, Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Head of
University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Professor of Civil and
Department
Environmental Engineering and Division Director
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, 2004-B.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D.,
DINESH MEHTA, 2000-B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology; M.S.,
University of Texas at Austin; Chesebro' Distinguished Chair in Petroleum
University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Florida; Professor of
Engineering; Co-Director of Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Studies and Professor of Petroleum Engineering
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, 1997-B. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology;
ROBERT J. KEE, 1996-B.S., University of Idaho; M.S., Stanford
M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Professor of Metallurgical and
University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis; George R. Brown
Materials Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
CARL MITCHAM, 1999-B.A., M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D.,
ROBERT H. KING, 1981-B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., The
Fordham University; Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MICHAEL MOONEY, 2003-B.S., Washington University in St. Louis;
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, 1996-B.S., The Pennsylvania State University;
M.S., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Northwestern University;
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Professor of
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemistry and Geochemistry
BARBARA MOSKAL, 1999-B.S., Duquesne University; M.S., Ph.D.,
CAROLYN KOH, 2006-B.S., Ph.D., University of West London, Brunel;
University of Pittsburgh; Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
and Director of the Trefny Institute
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, 1980-B.S., University of Puget Sound; Ph.D.,
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, 1987-B.S., M.Sc., University of Aston; Ph.D.,
Stanford University; Professor of Physics
University College Swansea; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
STEPHEN LIU, 1987-B.S., M.S., Universitdade Federal de MG, Brazil;
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, 1996-B.A., New College; M.A., Michigan State
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Professor of
Engineering, CEng, U.K.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
NING LU, 1997-B.S., Wuhan University of Technology; M.S., Ph.D.,
PRISCILLA NELSON, 2014-B.A., University of Rochester; M.S., Indiana
Johns Hopkins University; Professor of Civil and Environmental
University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Cornell University;
Engineering
Professor of Mining Engineering and Department Head
JUAN C. LUCENA, 2002-B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN, 2000-B.S., University of Chicago; M.S., Ph.D.,
Ph.D., Virginia Tech; Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
University of California, Berkeley; Professor of Economics and Business
MARK T. LUSK, 1994-B.S., United States Naval Academy; M.S.,
RYAN O'HAYRE, 2006-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.S., Ph.D.,
Colorado State University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology;
Stanford University; Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Professor of Physics
GARY R. OLHOEFT, 1994-B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, Massachusetts Institute of
PATRICK MacCARTHY, 1976-B.Sc., M.Sc., University College, Galway,
Technology; Ph.D., University of Toronto; Professor of Geophysics
Ireland; M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati;
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
DAVID L. OLSON, 1972-B.S.,Washington State University; Ph.D., Cornell
University; John H. Moore Distinguished Professor of Physical Metallurgy;
DAVID W.M. MARR, 1995-B.S., University of California, Berkeley;
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Professor of Chemical and Biological
Engineering and Head of Department
KENNETH OSGOOD, 2011-B.A., University of Notre Dame, M.A., Ph.D.,
University of Santa Barbara; Professor of Liberal Arts and International
PAUL A. MARTIN, 1999-B.S., University of Bristol; M.S., Ph.D.,
Studies, Director of Guy T. McBride Jr. Honors Program in Public Affairs
University of Manchester; Professor of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics, and Associate Department Head
UGUR OZBAY, 1998-B.S., Middle East Technical University of Ankara;
M.S., Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand; Professor of Mining
GERARD P. MARTINS, 1969-B.Sc., University of London; Ph.D.,
Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo; Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering
ERDAL OZKAN, 1998-B.S., M.Sc., Istanbul Technical University; Ph.D.,
University of Tulsa; Co-Director of Marathon Center of Excellence for
DAVID K. MATLOCK, 1972-B.S., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.,
Reservoir Studies and Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D., Stanford University; Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Metallurgical
Engineering sponsored by the ARMCO Foundation; Professor of
TERENCE E. PARKER, 1994-B.S., M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D.,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, P.E.
University of California Berkeley; Provost and Executive Vice President;
Professor of Engineering
REED M. MAXWELL, 2009-B.S., University of Miami; M.S., University
of California at Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley;
JAMES F. RANVILLE, 2004-B.S. Lake Superior State University;
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
M.S., PhD., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Chemistry and
Geochemistry

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IVAR E. REIMANIS, 1994-B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, 1988-B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh
of California Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara;
University; FIERF Professor and Professor of Metallurgical and Materials
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Engineering, P.E.
RYAN M. RICHARDS, 2007-B.S. Michigan State University; M.S.
TYRONE VINCENT, 1998-B.S. University of Arizona; M.S., Ph.D.
Central Michigan University; Ph.D. Kansas State University; Professor of
University of Michigan; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Science and Interim Department Head
MAJ DAVID ROZELLE, 1995-B.A., Davidson College, Davidson, North
BETTINA M. VOELKER, 2004-B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of
Carolina, 2009 - M.M.S. Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, and
Technology; Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Professor of
Professor of Military Science (Army R.O.T.C.)
Chemistry and Geochemistry
PAUL M. SANTI, 2001-B.S., Duke University; M.S., Texas A&M
KENT J. VOORHEES, 1978-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University;
University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Geology and
Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Geological Engineering
MICHAEL R. WALLS, 1992-B.S.,Western Kentucky University; M.B.A.,
FRÉDÉRIC SARAZIN, 2003-Ph.D., GANIL-Caen, France; Professor of
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Economics and
Physics
Business
JOHN A. SCALES, 1992-B.S., University of Delaware; Ph.D., University
J. DOUGLAS WAY, 1994-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado;
of Colorado; Professor of Physics
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, 2000-B.S., Jadavpur University; M.E., Ph.D.,
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, 1987-B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., The
Technical University of Nova Scotia. P.E., Professor of Electrical
Pennsylvania State University; Professor of Geology and Geological
Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., 1976-B.S.Ch.E., M.S., Ph.D., Clemson
KIM R. WILLIAMS, 1997-B.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D., Michigan State
University; Weaver Distinguished Professor in Chemical and Biological
University; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
COLIN WOLDEN, 1997-B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., Ph.D.,
ROEL K. SNIEDER, 2000-Drs., Utrecht University; M.A., Princeton
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Chemical
University; Ph.D., Utrecht University; W.M. Keck Foundation
Engineering
Distinguished Chair in Exploration Science and Professor of Geophysics
DAVID TAI-WEI WU, 1996-A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of
STEPHEN A. SONNENBERG, 2007-B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University;
California, Berkeley; Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Chemical
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Geology and Geological
and Biological Engineering
Engineering and Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in Petroleum
Geology
YU-SHU WU, 2008-B.S., Daqing Petroleum Institute, China; M.S.,
Southwest Petroleum Institute, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of
JOHN R. SPEAR, 2005-B.A., University of California, San Diego;
California at Berkeley; Professor of Petroleum Engineering
M.S. and Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
TERENCE K. YOUNG, 1979-1982, 2000-B.A., Stanford University; M.S.,
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; Professor of Geophysics and Head of
JOHN G. SPEER, 1997-B.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., Oxford University;
Department
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
JEFF SQUIER, 2002-B.S., M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Ph.D.,
University of Rochester; Professor of Physics
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, 2005-A.B., Carleton College; Ph.D., Brown
University; Professor of Physics
PATRICK TAYLOR, 2003-B.S., Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines; George
S. Ansell Distinguished Chair in Metallurgy and Professor of Metallurgical
and Materials Engineering
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, 1992-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow State University;
Professor of Geophysics
AZRA TUTUNCU, 2010-B.S., Istanbul Technical University; M.S.,
Stanford University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; Harry D.
Campbell Chair in Petroleum Engineering, Director of Unconventional
Natural Gas Institute (UNGI) and Professor of Petroleum Engineering

184 Associate Professors
Associate Professors
KIP FINDLEY, 2008-B.S., Colorado School of Mines; Ph.D., Georgia
Institute of Technology; Associate Professor of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering
SUMIT AGARWAL, 2005-B.S., Banaras Hindu University, India; M.S.,
University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara;
CHRISTIAN FRENZEL, 2010-M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology,
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany; Associate Professor
of Mining Engineering
JEFFREY ANDREWS-HANNA, 2008-B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D.,
Washington University; Associate Professor of Geophysics
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, 2003-B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Columbia University;
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, 1997-B.A., University of Calgary; M.A.,Wilfrid
Laurier University; Ph.D., McMaster University; Associate Professor of
BRIAN GORMAN, 2008-B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla;
Liberal Arts and International Studies
Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
JOEL M. BACH, 2001-B.S., SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D., University of California
QI HAN, 2005-B.S., Yanshan University of China; M.S., Huazhong
at Davis; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Science and Technology China; Ph.D., University of
California, Irvine; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, 2004-B.A., Arizona State University; M.A.,
Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate Professor of Economics and
Business
KATHLEEN J. HANCOCK, 2009-B.A., University of California, Santa
Barbara; M.S. George Washington University; Ph.D., University
DAVID A. BENSON, 2005-B.S., New Mexico State University; M.S., San
of California, San Diego; Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and
Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno; Associate
International Studies
Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, 2004-B.S., The Camborne School of Mines; M.S.,
THOMAS M. BOYD, 1993-B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
University of Nevada; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington; Associate
State University; Ph.D., Columbia University; Dean of Graduate Studies;
Professor of Economics and Business
Associate Professor of Geophysics
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, 2001-B.A., University of California, Berkeley;
STEPHEN G. BOYES, 2005-B.S., Ph.D., University of New South Wales;
M.A., Boston University, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles; Associate Professor of Liberal Arts
ROBERT J. BRAUN, 2007-B.S., M.S., Marquette University; Ph.D.,
and International Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Professor of Mechanical
ANDREW M. HERRING, 2006-Bs.C., Ph.D., University of Leeds;
Engineering
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
JARED C. CARBONE, 2014-B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D.,
CHRISTOPHER P. HIGGINS, 2008-A.B. Harvard University; M.S.
University of Colorado; Associate Professor of Economics and Business
Stanford University; Ph.D. Stanford University; Associate Professor of
MOISES A. CARREON, 2014-B.S, M.S., Universidad Michoacana
Civil and Environmental Engineering
de San Nicolas de Hidalgo; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Associate
JERRY D. HIGGINS, 1986-B.S., Southwest Missouri State University;
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; Associate Professor of
TZAHI CATH, 2006-B.S., Tel Aviv University; M.S., Ph.D., University of
Geology and Geological Engineering
Nevada; Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
WILLIAM A. HOFF, 1994-B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; M.S.,
RONALD R. H. COHEN, 1985-B.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana; Associate Professor of
of Virginia; Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Assistant Division
Director of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, 1999-B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., University
of Maryland; Associate Professor of Physics
TERRI S. HOGUE, 2012-B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S. & Ph.D.,
University of Arizona; Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental
MARK EBERHART, 1998 - B.S., M.S. University of Colorado; Ph.D.
Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Professor of Chemistry
and Geochemistry
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, 1991-B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D.,
Brown University; Associate Professor of Geology and Geological
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, 1996-B.S., Louisiana Tech University; M.S.,
Engineering and Head of Department
University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines;
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, P.E.
KATHRYN JOHNSON, 2005-B.S., Clarkson University; M.S., Ph.D.,
University of Colorado; Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, 1990-B.S., University of Southern California;
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado; Associate Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, P.E.
DANIEL KAFFINE, 2007-B.A., B.S., University of St. Thomas; M.A.,
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; Associate Professor of
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JEFFREY KING, 2009-B.S., New Mexico Institute of Technology; M.S.,
PAUL SAVA, 2006-B.S., University of Bucharest; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford
Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Associate Professor of Metallurgical
University; Associate Professor of Geophysics
and Materials Engineering
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, 2004-B.A., Albertson College of Idaho; M.A.,
PANOS KIOUSIS, 1999-Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Associate
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University; Associate Professor of Liberal
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Arts and International Studies
MARK E. KUCHTA, 1999-B.S. M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Ph.D.,
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