Geological Engineering, B.Sc. | South Dakota School of Mines and Technology | Rapid City, United States
48 months
Duration
14860 USD/year
14860 USD/year
10440 USD/year
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About

The Geological Engineering program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology prides itself in providing a hands-on field-based education. Students spend a large amount of instruction time in the field through lab and design courses, as well as a GEOE specific, six-credit field course. 

Overview

It is this significant field experience and wide breadth of expertise that sets geological engineering graduates apart from other engineering fields, and is a large contributor to why our program has such a high placement rate (99% over the past 5 years).

What does a geological engineer do?

As a graduate of the Geological Engineering program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, you might work in the areas of groundwater, environmental site planning and natural hazards, geomechanics and geotechnics, and fuels or minerals.

Job duties of a geological engineer might include:

  • Assessing the quality of rock, soil, water and other site conditions
  • Completing site analyses and foundation designs
  • Assisting in the design of structures
  • Conducting lab analyses of earth materials
  • Assisting in the design of safe and efficient mines
  • Delineating and extracting energy resources
  • Modeling and protecting groundwater and surface water resources
  • Mitigating against geologic hazards
  • Providing solutions to problems related to land reclamation, water and air pollution, and sustainability

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Geology, Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • English Composition
  • Physics
  • CADD
  • Geology for Engineers

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. 
  • Academic credentials (translated into English). This includes high school transcripts and transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended.
  • English proficiency
  • SAT or ACT scores - Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 520 on the SAT or 20 on the ACT. If the SAT or ACT is not readily available in your country, alternatives will be considered.
  • Evaluation of academic credentials may be required- Check with the Ivanhoe International Center first before sending documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14860 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14860 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10440 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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