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Geophysical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Golden, CO, United States
The Geophysical Engineering program of Colorado School of Mines studies and explores the earth’s interior through physical measurements collected at the earth’s surface, in boreholes, and from aircraft and satellites.
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Overview

Using a combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology and computer science, a geophysicist analyzes these measurements to infer properties and processes within the earth’s complex interior. Think of geophysics as analogous to medical imaging on the earth.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Geophysical Engineering program of Colorado School of Mines will be competent professionals who are capable of independent and innovative problem solving, are skilled in scientific computing and are working to address important Earth, energy, and /or environmental problems.

Graduates will be effective oral and written communicators with exceptional team skills which will allow them to grow in their careers and in professional societies.

Graduates will recognize economic and social impacts of their work and will have the ability to communicate this to a range of stakeholders (e.g. management, public, peers)

Career Opportunities

  • Geophysical engineer
  • Teaching geophysics
  • Field researcher
  • Lab analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Earth And Environmental Systems
  • Calculus For Scientists And Engineers
  • Principles Of Chemistry
  • Introduction To Design
  • Freshman Success Seminar
  • Physical Activity Course

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • We will accept unofficial copies of your high school transcript in English
  • Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Mines does not require SAT/ACT results for international students unless you are planning to play a NCAA sport
  • If you wish, you may submit a personal statement essay with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education
  • Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to Mines as an undergraduate but can be included in support of your application for admission
  • Providing proof of financial resources is only required if you are admitted to Mines

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Golden

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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