Geological Engineering

Shorelight- University of Mississippi, United States

geological-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 25,776

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Combine the knowledge of earth science with engineering principles to solve human problems
  • Geological engineers consider the engineering properties of natural soils and rock for building and protecting foundations, dams, levees and tunnels. They also work to reverse the environmental impacts of human activities in fields such as groundwater remediation and mine reclamation.
  • With a geological engineering degree, you can find a job in energy, mining, environmental consulting, government research and regulation. And, you’ll likely find yourself spending part of your workday outdoors – in swamps, mountains, forests, desert plains and out at sea.

There is a great atmosphere among our students, thanks to:

  • Field trips – several geology classes incorporate local excursions, as well as summer field camps in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
  • Student comradery – small classes and an active student-professional organization (AEG) help create life-long relationships.
  • Opportunities outside of class – you can participate in undergrad research and our Engineering without Borders projects abroad.
  • Great value for money – if you’re from one of the states in the Academic Common Market that doesn’t offer geological engineering, you pay in-state tuition.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C or 7 average
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C or 7 average
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B- or 8 average

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed AND Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5 average
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5 average
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4 average

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3 higher
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3 higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4 higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

Freshman First Semester

  • Geol 103 – Earth Dynamics
  • Writ 101 – First Year Writing I
  • Chem 105/115 – General Chemistry I
  • Math 261 – Calculus I

Second Semester

  • Geol 106 – Earth History
  • Writ 102 - First Year Writing II
  • Chem 106/116 – General Chemistry II
  • Math 262 – Calculus II
  • Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts

Sophomore First Semester

  • Geol 225 – Mineralogy & Elementary
  • Petrology
  • ENGR 309 – Statics
  • Math 263 – Calculus III
  • Phys 211/221 – Calc-based Physics I

Second Semester

  • Geol 314 – Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • ENGR 340 – Engineering Geology
  • ENGR 312 – Mechanics of Materials
  • Math 264 – Calculus IV
  • Phys 212/222 – Calc-based Physics II
  • GE 301 – Field Camp I (Summer)

Junior First Semester

  • ENGR 310 – Engineering Analysis I
  • Geol 305 – Geomorphology
  • GE 470 – Intro. to Geographic Info Sys
  • Math 353 – Differential Equations
  • CSCI 251 – Programming for
  • Engineering
  • Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts

Second Semester

  • Geol 303 – Structural and Tectonic Geol
  • GE 405 – Engineering Geophysics
  • GE 540 – Rock Mechanics
  • ENGR 321 – Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 323 – Fluid Mechanics
  • GE 401 – Field Camp II (Summer)

Senior First Semester

  • GE 450 – Hydrogeology
  • GE 420 – Subsurface Site

Characterization

  • CE 472 or ENGR 321 or ENGR 360
  • Water Resources, Thermodynamic or Circuits
  • Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts
  • Social Science, Humanities or Fine Arts

Second Semester

  • GE 421 – Geol. Engr. Design
  • ECON 310 – Engineering Economy
  • GE Tech Elective
  • General Elective
  • Typical cost for two semesters $38,958
  • Tuition $25,776
  • Housing $6,514
  • Dining $4,628 
  • Other $2,040

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