Geological Engineering ABET accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the B.S. in Geological Engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno will have:

  • the ability to apply engineering fundamentals in a variety of design problems and scientific investigations and clearly communicate those principles in writing and verbally
  • a solid and broad foundation in fundamental principles, both theoretical and practical, of mathematics, science, and engineering enabling them to excel in professional employment as well as in post-graduate education
  • knowledge of the larger contexts of the application of their engineering, including global, environmental, societal, and legal concerns and will be able to communicate these concepts.

Student Outcomes

Students in the B.S. in Geological Engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. the application of geologic field proficiency to engineering practice

Additionally, as specified by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, students in the B.S. in Geological Engineering program will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to apply mathematics including differential equations, calculus-based physics, and chemistry, to geological engineering problems
  2. proficiency in geological science topics that emphasize geologic processes and the identification of minerals and rocks
  3. the ability to visualize and solve geological problems in three and fours dimensions
  4. proficiency in the engineering sciences including statics, properties/strength of materials, and geomechanics
  5. the ability to apply principles of geology, elements of geophysics, geological and engineering field methods
  6. engineering knowledge to design solutions to geological engineering problems

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Students enrolled in and students graduating from the B.S. in Geological Engineering program by academic year.

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2011-2012 61 9
2012-2013 77 14
2013-2014 81 13
2014-2015 69 13
2015-2016 99 20
2016-2017 84 20