Twin Cities Campus
CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, 122 Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5522; fax: 612-626-7750)
Emphases are in fundamental aspects of geomechanics and its applications. Research focuses on the use and development of discrete and continuum theories such as elasticity, plasticity, fracture mechanics, and poroelasticity for solving engineering problems. Numerical methods are being developed for obtaining solutions; experimental methods and novel apparatus are being developed for gathering physical evidence. Applications include processes of comminution, flow of granular materials, hydraulic fracturing, and nondestructive testing.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
For a master's minor, two or more 5xxx or 8xxx level courses in geoengineering are required, for a total of 6 or more credits.