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Geotechnical Core Course Requirements

CEE graduate students pursuing a Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering are required to take the following core courses:

  • CEE 6300 Earth Structures

  • CEE 6320 Deep Foundations

  • CEE 6330 Ground Treatment

  • CEE 6340 Lab and Field Methods

  • CEE 5350/6350 Foundation Analysis and Design

  • CEE 6360 Geotechnical Principles

  • CEE 6380 Earthquake Engineering

  • CEE 6930 Shear Strength of Soils

Note that with approval from the graduate committee, required courses can be waived if the student has successfully completed an equivalent course at Utah State University or elsewhere.

Additional Geotechnical Courses

  • CEE 5020 Finite Element Method in Solid Mechnics I
  • CEE 5100 Infrastructure Evaluation & Renewal
  • CEE 6010 Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics II
  • MAE 6040 Continuum Mechanics & Elasticity
  • CEE 6130 Structural Dynamics & Seismic Design
  • GEOL 6250 Mechanics & Processes in Earth Sciences
  • CEE 6310 Environmental Geotechniques
  • CEE 6330 Soil Improvement
  • CEE 5430/6430 Groundwater Engineering
  • CEE 7080 Plate & Shell Theory
  • CEE 7320 Soil Dynamics

Or other courses as appropriate