Graduate Degree Programs in Underground Construction and Tunneling
|Graduate Program Information|
|UC&T Program Requirements|
|Center for UC&T|
| Academic Calendar
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|Graduate Tuition and Fees|
| Underground Construction &
|GRE General Test is required|
|GRE Subject Test is not required|
|TOEFL exam is required (international)|
|Average GRE Quantitative||157|
|Average GRE Verbal||153|
|Average GPA (4.0 scale)||3.56|
Underground Construction and Tunneling (UC&T) is an interdisciplinary field primarily involving civil engineering, geological engineering and mining engineering, and secondarily involving mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, geophysics, geology and others. UC&T deals with the design, construction, rehabilitation and management of underground space including caverns, shafts and tunnels for commercial, transportation, water and wastewater use. UC&T is a challenging field involving complex soil and rock behavior, groundwater conditions, excavation methods, construction materials, structural design, groundwater flow, heterogeneity, and very low tolerance for deformation due to existing infrastructure in urban environments. Students pursuing a graduate degree in UC&T will gain a strong and interdisciplinary foundation in these topics.
The graduate degree program in UC&T is offered jointly by the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), Geology & Geological Engineering, and Mining Engineering, Designated UC&T faculty in each department are collectively responsible for the operations of the UC&T program.
Financial assistance for graduate studies is available and may be in the form of Teaching Assistantships (TA), Research Assistantships (RA) or Fellowships. Generally, financial assistance is reserved for students pursuing a MS Thesis or PhD. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the deadline to receive adequate consideration for funding. Please see full submission and credential deadline information.
- Master of Science in Underground Construction & Tunneling (Thesis and Non-Thesis)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Underground Construction & Tunneling
The UC&T program conducts research through the Center of Excellence in Underground Construction & Tunneling (Center for UC&T). The Center for UC&T is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and works closely with industry partners. Please visit the Center for UC&T to learn more about current research projects that take on the challenges unique to the UC&T industry.
UC&T Graduate Degree Program
Center of Excellence in Underground Construction & Tunneling
Dr. Mike Mooney, Director
Colorado School of Mines
engineering the way