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Graduate Certificate Program
Geotechnics Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering (Geological & Petroleum Engineering; Geology & Geophysics)
Program Description: This certificate program is designed to provide formalized engineering education to practitioners in geology, geological engineering, mining engineering and geotechnical engineering.
One of the following courses (or equivalents) is required prior to admittance into the program.
GEO ENG 50 Geology for Engineers or GEO ENG 51Physical Geology
MIN ENG 231 Rock Mechanics I or CIV ENG 215 Elementary Soil Mechanics
Curriculum*: The student must take the following 300-level courses:
GEO ENG 341 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
GEO ENG 371 Rock Engineering
GEO ENG 381 Intermediate Subsurface Hydrology And Contaminant Transport Mechs
CIV ENG 315 Intermediate Soil Mechanics or MIN ENG 432 Rock Mechanics II
* Curriculum is subject to change. Other courses approved by the program coordinator may be substituted for any of the above listed courses on a case-by-case basis.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program will automatically be admitted to the master of engineering in Geotechnics. The certificate courses will be counted toward the ME degree and no GRE score will be required for admission.
Admissions Requirements: Admission requirements to the certificate program include an undergraduate degree (B.S. or equivalent), and the necessary prerequisites to the required courses (Prerequisites may be waived on a case-by-case basis by the course instructors). A GRE score is not required for admittance into the certificate program.
The student must have an average cumulative grade of 3.0 (B-grade) or better in the four certificate courses, and complete the requirements in three years or less to obtain their certificate.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2010-11 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011)
Why a Graduate Certificate?
Graduate certificate programs are a great way to start earning college credit toward a graduate degree.
Relaxed admission requirements – GRE is not required.
Focused knowledge areas.
Four core courses required (only 12 credit hours)*
Cumulative GPA of 3.0, or better, required to receive certificate
Provides entry into graduate degree program and waives GRE requirement.
*Mining Engineering certificate requires five courses
Completion of a certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program.Check with department for program specific details and requirements.
Dr. Norbert H. Maerz Rock Mechanics Missouri University of Science and Technology 214 A Rock Mechanics 1006 Kingshighway Rolla, MO 65409-0660 Phone: 573-341-6714 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://gtech.mst.edu
Vicki Gibbons Manager of Graduate Student Services Global Learning Missouri University of Science and Technology 216 Centennial Hall Rolla, MO 65409-1560 Phone: 573-341-4892 Toll Free: 1-877-678-1870 Fax: 573-202-2396 Email: email@example.com