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Master of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering

The geotechnical engineering program provides background knowledge and training to prepare students to analyze, design, and construct structures, and to provide solutions to problems in geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics. The subjects include engineering behavior of soil and rock, geomechanics, foundations, earth support structures, dams, tunnels, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics, site improvement, geosynthetics, groundwater, pollutant transport, chemical behavior of soil, and waste disposal facilities. Laboratory experiments and computer analyses/modeling are incorporated.

Core Courses

(16 credit-hours)

CAE 562 - Engineering Behavior of Soils
CAE 564 - Design of Foundations, Embankments & Earth Structures
CAE 565 - Rock mechanics and Tunneling
CAE 566 - Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Elective Courses

(16 credit-hours)

CAE 442 - Finite Element Methods in Framed Structures
CAE 457 - Geotechnical Foundation Design
CAE 486 - Soil and Site Improvement
CAE 539 - Introduction To Geographic Information Systems
CAE 563 - Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory
CAE 567 - Physico-Chemical Behavior of Soils
CAE 574 - Econ Decision Analysis in CE
CAE 577 - Construction Equipment Management
CAE 589 - Groundwater Hydrology and Sampling
CAE 590 - Geotechnical Landfill Design & Maintenance
CAE 597 - Special Problems

Up to 6 credit hours of courses from outside the department with advisor's consent.