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Geological Engineering

Shorelight - University of Utah, United States
Geological Engineering
Next enrollment cycle April 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 4,968,150
Course Accredited By NWCCU
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 30% scholarship

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. Simplify open-ended problems using a systems approach to produce sustainable outcomes.

  • Geoscientists study the Earth’s physical structure and substances and the wild processes that act on them. They also research the most economic and sustainable ways to utilize the Earth’s resources. Reflecting the complexity of the natural world in which they work, most geoscientists possess interdisciplinary skills and work in teams with other scientists whose expertise complements their own.

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2024
  • July 2024
  • December 2024

Entry Requirements

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

Chemistry

Complete the following: 

  • CHEM1210 - General Chemistry I (4  CR)
  • CHEM1215 - General Chemistry Laboratory I (1  CR)
  • CHEM1220 - General Chemistry II (4 CR)

Mathematics

Complete the following: 

  • MATH1210 - Calculus I (4  CR)
  • MATH1220 - Calculus II (4  CR)
  • MATH2210 - Calculus III (3  CR)
  • MATH2250 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4  CR)
  • MET E3070 - Statistical Methods in Earth Sciences and Engineering (3  CR)

Physics
Complete the following: 

  • PHYS2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4)
  • PHYS2215 - Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers I (1)
  • PHYS2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4)

REQUIRED DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

Complete the following: 

  • GEO1100 - Evolving Earth (3  CR)
  • GEO2100 - Reactive Earth (3  CR)
  • GEO2500 - Wasatch in the Field (3  CR)
  • GEO3010 - Geophysics (3  CR)
  • GEO3040 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4  CR)
  • GEO3065 - Structural Geology for Engineers (2  CR)
  • GEO3075 - Introduction to Geological Engineering (2  CR)
  • GEO3100 - Dynamic Earth (3  CR)
  • GEO3400 - Computational and Numerical Methods in Applied Geology (3  CR)
  • GEO4500 - Field Methods (3  CR)
  • GEO4510 - Field Geology (2  CR)
  • GEO5150 - Geological Engineering Design (3  CR)
  • GEO5350 - Groundwater (3  CR)
  • GEO5360 - Fluid Mechanics of Earth Materials (3  CR)
  • GEO5385 - Introduction to Groundwater Modeling (1  CR)
  • GEO5390 - Solute Transport and Subsurface Remediation (3  CR)

ALLIED ENGINEERING COURSES

Complete the following: 

  • CVEEN2010 - Statics (3  CR)
  • CVEEN3310 - Geotechnical Engineering I (3  CR)
  • CVEEN3315 - Geotechnical Engineering I Laboratory (1  CR)
  • MG EN1050 - Computational Skills (2  CR)
  • MG EN2400 - Introductory Surveying (3  CR)
  • MG EN5150 - Mechanics of Materials (3  CR)

Complete at least 1 of the following: 

  • CVEEN5305 - Introduction to Foundation Engineering (3  CR)
  • MG EN5160 - Rock Mechanics Applications (3  CR)
     

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