Graduate Program in Energy and Mineral Engineering

M.S. Degree Requirements

Energy and Mineral Engineering graduate students are encouraged to design a course of study that suits their individual backgrounds, interests, and needs in consultation with their advisors. Therefore, the EME graduate program keeps the core program and option courses requirements to a minimum, leaving students with an array of elective courses to choose from, in consultation with their advisor and thesis committee, to meet the total credit requirements.

A visual representation of the process for obtaining M.S. and Ph.D. degrees can be viewed in the EME Graduate Program Flow Chart.

The required minimum number of total credits for the EME M.S. degree is 30, including six credits of research. Of the remaining 24 credits, seven core program credits and 12 option course credits are required. At least 18 of the required course credits for the graduate program must be at the 500 level. Students who choose not to select an option only need to meet the total credit and core program course requirements.

A thesis defense is required for the M.S. degree. Students select the thesis topic and together with their research advisor choose the most appropriate thesis committee. The thesis committee, consisting of the thesis advisor and at least two other graduate faculty members, will administer the final oral examination of the thesis. A majority of the committee shall be made up of faculty within the EME program.

Required Core Program Course for M.S. Degree

  • EME 500 - Energy and Mineral Project Investment Evaluation (3 credit)
  • EME 580 - Integrative Design of EME Systems (3 credits)
  • EME 590 - Colloquium (1 credit)

Required Specialty Option Courses for M.S. Degree

For a listing of the specialty option course requirements, please use the left-hand menu to visit the individual program option pages.