Programs

We offer four graduate certificates and a non-thesis master’s degree. The courses taken for certificate degrees can be used toward the master’s degree.

Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis)

The Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis) Program outlined below may be completed by individuals already holding undergraduate or advanced degrees or as a combined degree program by individuals already matriculated as undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines. Courses taken while working on any of the four GIS & GeoInformatics graduate certificates can be applied to this Master of Engineering program. The program comprises:

Core Requirements:

Course No. Course Title Credits
SYGN588 GIS-Based Real World Learning Project 6.0
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 24.0

Seven of the following courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
GEGN542 Advanced Engineering Geomorphology 3.0
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis 3.0
GEGN579 Python Scripting for Geographic Information Systems 3.0
GEGN580 Applied Remote Sensing for Geoengineering and Geosciences 3.0
GEGN588 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3.0
CSCI303 Introduction to Data Science 3.0
CEEN581 Watershed Systems Modeling 3.0
MNGN4XX Mine Closure and Reclamation 3.0
MNGN5XX Big Data Analytics for Earth Resources Sciences and Engineering 3.0

Combined Undergraduate / Graduate Program

Students enrolled in Mines’ combined undergraduate/graduate program (meaning uninterrupted registration from the time the student earns a Mines undergraduate degree to the time the student begins a Mines graduate degree) may double-count up to six hours of credits which were used in fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree at Mines toward their graduate program.

Any courses that count toward the graduate degree requirements as either required or elective coursework may be used for the purposes of double-counting at the discretion of the advisor. These courses must have been passed with a B- or better and meet all other university, department, division, and program requirements for graduate credit.

Graduate Certificates

The graduate certificate programs in GIS and geoInformatics outlined below may be completed by individuals already holding an undergraduate or advanced degree or as a combined degree program by individuals already matriculated as undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines. The program comprises 12.0 credit hours. Up to 3.0 credit hours can be at the 300 or 400 level; the remainder will be at the 500 or 600 level as listed below.

Geospatial Information Technology

Students working toward a graduate certificate of GIS and geoInformatics with specialization in geospatial information technology are required to take any four of the following courses:

 

Course No. Course Title Credits
GEGN542 Advanced Engineering Geomorphology 3.0
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3.0
GEGN580 Applied Remote Sensing for Geoengineering and Geosciences 3.0
GEGN588 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3.0
MNGN5XX Big Data Analytics for Earth Resources Sciences and Engineering 3.0
CSCI303 Introduction to Data Science 3.0
Geohazards Evaluation

Students working toward a graduate certificate of GIS and geoInformatics with specialization in geohazards evaluation are required to take the following two courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
GEGN542 Advanced Engineering Geomorphology 3.0
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3.0

and any two of the following courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis 3.0
GEGN579 Python Scripting for Geographic Information Systems 3.0
GEGN580 Applied Remote Sensing for Geoengineering and Geosciences 3.0
GEGN588 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3.0
MNGN5XX Big Data Analytics Earth Resources Sciences and Engineering 3.0
Environmental Studies

Students working toward a graduate certificate of GIS and geoInformatics with specialization in environmental studies are required to take the following two courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
CEEN581 Watershed Systems Modeling 3.0
GEGN542 Advanced Engineering Geomorphology 3.0

and any two of the following courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis 3.0
GEGN579 Python Scripting for Geographic Information Systems 3.0
GEGN580 Applied Remote Sensing for Geoengineering and Geosciences 3.0
GEGN588 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3.0
CSCI303 Introduction to Data Science 3.0
Natural Resources Assessment

Students working toward a graduate certificate of GIS and geoInformatics with specialization in environmental studies are required to take the following two courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
MNGGN4XX Mine Closure and Reclamation 3.0
MNGN5XX Big Data Analytics for Earth Resources Sciences and Engineering 3.0

and any two of the following courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits
GEGN532 Geological Data Analysis 3.0
GEGN575 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3.0
GEGN579 Python Scripting for Geographic Information Systems 3.0
GEGN580 Applied Remote Sensing for Geoengineering and Geosciences 3.0
GEGN588 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3.0