Underground Construction & Tunneling
Minor in Underground Construction and Tunneling (18.0 credit hours) and an Area of Special Interest (ASI) (12.0 credit hours).
Program Educational Objectives
Underground Construction and Tunneling is a growing discipline involving knowledge in the disciplines of mining engineering, geological engineering and civil engineering, among others. The Departments of Mining Engineering, Geology & Geological Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering offer an interdisciplinary Minor or Area of Special Interest (ASI) course of study that allows students from these departments to take a suite of courses providing them with a basis for work and further study in this field.
The objectives of the minor and ASI are to supplement an engineering background with a formal approach to subsurface engineering that includes site characterization, design and construction of underground infrastructure, including water, storm water, highway or subway tunnels and subsurface facilities.
Department of Civil & Environmental Eningineering
Marte Gutierrez, Professor
Michael Mooney, Professor
Department of Geology & Geological Engineering
Jerry Higgins, Associate Professor
Wendy Zhou, Associate Professor
Department of Mining Engineering
Hugh Miller, Associate Professor
Ray Henn, Adjunct Professor
Priscilla Nelson, Professor