Online Programs and Courses

Last update: March 22, 2021


Approved Programs
These programs have been approved through the Mines Program Approval process (Department, Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, and Board of Trustees) and by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), our regional accreditor:
Space ResourcesPh.D.
Masters - Non-Thesis
Mining Engineering and ManagementMasters - Non-Thesis 33
Computer Science Professional
CyberSecurity for Cyber Physical Systems
FEA Professional
Data Center Engineering (postponed)
Advanced Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing
Masters - Non-Thesis30
GIS/Geoinformatics: Geospatial Information Technology
GIS/Geoinformatics: Geohazards Evaluation
Petroleum Geophysics
GIS/Geoinformatics: Environmental Studies
GIS/Geoinformatics: Natural Resources Assessment
Data Science: Business Analytics
Certificate 9
Data Science: Computer Science Certificate
Data Science: Earth Resources
Data Science: Foundations
Data Science: Petroleum Data Analytics
Data Science: Statistical Learning
Certificate 9
Environmental Model
Certificate 12
Humanitarian Engineering and Science
Certificate 9
Product Management
Certificate 9
Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering Certificate 10


Approved Courses

The courses below have been through the 12-week online course development process and the course review process using the Mines Online Course Development Standards:

CourseTitleFaculty Designer
AMFG401/501Introduction to Additive ManufacturingCraig Brice
AMFG422/522Statistical Process Control and LEAN ManufacturingJenifer Blacklock
AMFG521Design for Additive Manufacturing Anthony Petrella
CBEN201Material and Energy BalancesTracy Gardner
CBEN311Introduction to NeuroscienceCynthia Norrgran
CBEN322Biological PsychologyCynthia Norrgran
CEEN401/501Life Cycle AssessmentAmy Landis
CEEN402/502Project EngineeringDavid Grimm
CEEN523Underground Construction Engineering in Soft Ground Mike Mooney
CEEN 580Chemical Transport in the EnvironmentJohn McCray
CHM198aEnergetics General Chemistry IDavid Wu
CSCI261Programming ConceptsJeff Paone
CSCI262Data StructuresWendy Fisher
CSCI303/DSCI403Introduction to Data ScienceWendy Fisher
CSCI306Software EngineeringMark Baldwin
CSCI470Introduction to Machine LearningWendy Fisher
CSCI560Fundamentals of Computer NetworksQi Han
CSCI585Information Security and PrivacyChuan Yue
EBGN000Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods(short course)Andrew Pederson
EBGN201Principles of EconomicsScott Houser
EBGN321/504Engineering Economics EvaluationAndrew Pederson
EBGN425/525Business AnalyticsTulay Flamand
EBGN563Management of TechSid Saleh
EBGN576Managing and Marketing New Product DevelopmentsSid Saleh
EDNS315Engineering for Social and Environmental ResponsibilityGreg Rulifson
EDNS479Community-Based ResearchJessica Smith
EDNS577Advanced Engineering & Sustainable Community DevelopmentJuan Lucena
EEGN519Estimation Theory and Kalman Filtering (Hybrid)Tyrone Vincent
ENGY200Introduction to Energy (Hybrid)Xerxes Steirer
FEGN525Advanced FEA Theory & PracticeTony Petrella
FEGN526Static & Dynamic Applications in FEAStephen Geer
FEGN527Nonlinear Applications in FEATony Petrella
FEGN528FEA for Advanced Design ApplicationsTony Petrella
GEGN351Geological Fluid MechanicsLisa Gallagher and Reed Maxwell
GEOL410Planetary GeologyLeslie Wood and Matthew Musso
GEOL557Earth Resource Data Science I – FundamentalsZane Jobe
GEOL558 Earth Resource Data Science II – ApplicationsZane Jobe
GPGN 458/558Quantitative seismic interpretationAli Tura
GPGN 519Advanced Formation EvaluationBrandon Dugan
GPGN 661Advanced seismologyIlya Tsvankin
GPGN661Advanced SeismologyIlya Tsvankin
GPGN/PEGN547Physics and Mechanics of RocksMonica Prasad
HASS201Workshop Foundations: The Art and Craft of Creative WritingSeth Tucker
HASS323Introduction to Science CommunicationCortney Holles
HASS423Advanced Science CommunicationCortney Holles
HASS441/541African DevelopmentDerrick Hudson
MATH201Probability and Statistics for EngineersAshlyn Munson
MATH 530Advance StatisticsSoutir Bandyopadhyay
MLGN598Materials Science Graduate Lab Module (Hybrid)Xerxes Stierer
MNGN546Health and SafetyJurgen Brune
MNGN547Geology and MiningAndrew Schissler
MNGN548Integrated Information and Mine Systems ManagementSebnem Duzgun
MNGN551Mine AccountingPaul Zink
MNGN553 Mine Design and Operation PlanningBarb Filas
MNGN555Mine Investment EvaluationAmy Jacobsen/Rob Cameron
MNGN557Mineral Economics and PolicyPaul Zink
MNGN558Mineral ProcessingErik Spiller
MNGN561Project ManagementRobin Bullock
MNGN562Environmental and Social ResponsibilityBarbara Filas
MNGN563Water, Waste and ClosureVan Zyl and Gabora
MNGN598Geospatial Big Data AnalyticsSebnem Duzgun
ORWE598Optimal Planning of Manufacturing OperationsAlexandria Newman
PEGN000Petroleum Super School (short course)Jennifer Miskimins
PEGN361CompletionsJorge Sampaio
PEGN419LoggingMansur Ermila
PEGN522Advanced Well StimulationJennifer Miskimins
PEGN551Petroleum Data AnalysisJim Crompton
PEGN552Petroleum Data Analytics ApplicationsJim Crompton
SPRS501Space Resources FundamentalsChristopher Dryer
SPRS502Space Systems EngineeringGeorge Sowers
SPRS503Space Resources Graduate SeminarAngel Madrid
SPRS504Economics of Space ResourcesIan Lange
SPRS505Space OperationsLaura Maginnis
SPRS506International Space Law and PolicyAndrea Harrington
SPRS591Space Resources Design and Analysis Course IChristopher Dryer
SPRS592Space Resources Design and Analysis Course IIChristopher Dryer
SPRS598c Advanced Planetary GeologyKevin Cannon
SYGN501Research Skills for Graduate StudentsRoel Snieder

Visit the Dynamic Schedule and search for “Distance Courses” to see a list of upcoming courses by term. For a comprehensive list of online courses under development, please reach out to Jennifer Veloff (, Online Programs Manager.

Completed Required Training

Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning

The following faculty completed the Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning course:

Tucker, SethHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Landis, AmyCivil & Environmental Engineering
Miskimins, JenniferPetroleum Engineering
Mohagheghi, SalmanElectrical Engineering
Palin, RichardGeology & Geological Engineering
Paone, JeffreyComputer Science
Reeves, RobertMining Engineering
Shorey, ChristianGeology & Geological Engineering
Simoes, MarceloElectrical Engineering
Sloan, DendyChemical & Biological Engineering
Steirer, KennethPhysics
Lammars, HeatherMining Engineering
Dahl, CarolEconomics & Business
Sowers, GeorgeSpace Resources
Bullock, RobinEngineering Design & Society
Dreyer, ChristopherSpace Resources
Eranki, PragnyaCivil & Environmental Engineering
Filas, BarbaraMining Engineering
Fisher, WendyComputer Science
Greivel, GerraldApplied Math & Statistics
Harman, KatherineMining Engineering
Haupt, RandyElectrical Engineering
Hoff, WilliamComputer Science
Jackson, GregoryMechanical Engineering
Bandyopadhyay, SoutirApplied Math & Statistics
Mikucki, MikeApplied Math & Statistics
Siegfried, MatthewGeophysics
Tsvankin, IlyaGeophysics
Nakagawa, MasamiMining Engineering
Eklund, HollyApplied Math & Statistics
Ganley, JasonChemical & Biological Engineering
Liebe, ChristineComputer Science
Newman, JohnMechanical Engineering
Cannon, KevinGeology & Geological Engineering
Kuiper, YvetteGeology & Geological Engineering
Cullison, JonathanHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Singha, KaminiGeology & Geological Engineering
Strong, JenniferApplied Math & Statistics
Wayllace, AlexandraCivil & Environmental Engineering
Guerra, AndresCivil & Environmental Engineering
Vanderbeek, GregMechanical Engineering
Handorean, AlinaEngineering Design & Society
Woodson, SandyHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Tura, AliGeophysics
Strong, ScottApplied Math & Statistics
Salinas, ChelseaEngineering Design & Society
Fan, YilinPetroleum Engineering
Figueroa, LindaCivil & Environmental Engineering
Hammerling, DoritApplied Math & Statistics
Holley, JeffreyCivil & Environmental Engineering
Jin, GeGeophysics
Jobe, ZaneGeology & Geological Engineering
King, JeffreyMetallurgical & Materials Engineering
Kroepsch, AdrianneHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Leach, PatrickEconomics & Business
Liu, HongyanCivil & Environmental Engineering
Mooney, MikeCivil & Environmental Engineering
Plink-Bjorklund, PiretGeology & Geological Engineering
Prasad, ManikaGeophysics
Bach, JoelMechanical Engineering
Lafrancois, BeckyEconomics & Business
Hommer, GarrisonMechanical Engineering
Lamberson, LeslieMechanical Engineering
Newman, AlexandraMechanical Engineering
Rosenberger, BrianAdvanced Manufacturing
Culbreth, DavidEconomics & Business
Reddy, ElizabethEngineering Design & Society
Wisnowski, JamesMechanical Engineering
Lucena, JuanEngineering Design & Society
Miller, MarkPetroleum Engineering
Nelson, PriscillaMining Engineering
Ohno, Timothy (Tim)Physics
Mancus, ShannonHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Snieder, RoelAA
Sturgis, GeorgeMining Engineering
Wang, HuaComputer Science
Rostami, JamalMining Engineering
McCray, JohnCivil & Environmental Engineering
Smith, JessicaEngineering Design & Society
Zerpa, LuisPetroleum Engineering
Stettler Kleine, MarieEngineering Design & Society
Farca, PaulaHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Zhu, QinHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Klimek, RobertHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Rockett, AngusMetallurgical & Materials Engineering
Mattjik, MirnaEngineering Design & Society
Panos, ChelseaCivil & Environmental Engineering
Forland, AdamOther
Yin, XiaolongPetroleum Engineering
Flamand, TulayEconomics & Business
Eustes, AlfredPetroleum Engineering
Carney, DebraApplied Math & Statistics
Battalora, LindaPetroleum Engineering
Sava, PaulGeophysics
Williams, ThomasComputer Science
Swanson, RebeccaApplied Math & Statistics
Gallagher, LisaGeology & Geological Engineering
Maginnis, LauraSpace Resources
Musso, MatthewGeology & Geological Engineering
Sampaio, JorgePetroleum Engineering
Shaffer, JustinChemical & Biological Engineering
Holles, CortneyHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Barankin, MichaelChemical & Biological Engineering
Buhrer, ElizaHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Crompton, JamesPetroleum Engineering
Fleckenstein, WillPetroleum Engineering
Houser, ScottEconomics & Business
Jacobsen, AmyMining Engineering
McClelland, CarrieHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Munson, AshlynApplied Math & Statistics
Adams, DanielPhysics
Blacklock, JeniferMechanical Engineering
Osgood, KennethHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Osgood, RachelHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Pederson, AndrewEconomics & Business
Rainer, ClemensPetroleum Engineering
Spiller, DonaldMining Engineering
Saleh, SidEconomics & Business
Dugan, BrandonGeophysics
Arkadan, AbdulrahmanElectrical Engineering
Bridgman, TerryApplied Math & Statistics
Gabora, MichaelMining Engineering
Kappes, BrandenAdvanced Manufacturing
Kuhr, WernerEconomics & Business
Wong, JimMechanical Engineering
Zink, PaulMining Engineering
Strebinger, ClaireMechanical Engineering
Nayeri, PayamElectrical Engineering
Ermila, MansurPetroleum Engineering
Kohl, PatrickPhysics
Han, QiComputer Science
Grimm, DavidCivil & Environmental Engineering
Gardner, TracyChemical & Biological Engineering
Duzgun, SebnemMining Engineering
DiCarlo, JenniferAdmin
Baldwin, MarkComputer Science
Lange, IanEconomics & Business
Munakata Marr, JunkoCivil & Environmental Engineering
Nicholas, MikeApplied Math & Statistics
Norrgran, CynthiaChemical & Biological Engineering
Petrella, AnthonyMechanical Engineering
Rulifson, GregoryEngineering Design & Society
Ruskell, ToddPhysics
Vincent, TyroneElectrical Engineering
Yue, ChuanComputer Science
Van Zyl, DirkMining Engineering
Walton, GabrielGeology & Geological Engineering
McCoy, KevinGeology & Geological Engineering
Brice, CraigAdvanced Manufacturing
Zhou, WendyGeology & Geological Engineering
Wilson, WilliamMining Engineering
Brune, JürgenMining Engineering
Schissler, AndrewMining Engineering
Geer, StephenMechanical Engineering
Mehta, DineshComputer Science
Klein, JudithChemistry
Abbud Madrid, AngelSpace Resources
Hudson, DerekHumanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS)
Facilitating Online Learning

The following faculty completed the Facilitating Online Learning course:

Sparks, AthenaApplied Math & Statistics
Martin, ThomasGeology & Geological Engineering
Spahr, KatieCivil & Environmental Engineering
Pagenkopf, MaleighChemistry
Worley, ChristopherEconomics & Business
Light, LeslieEngineering Design & Society
Werner, BrettApplied Math & Statistics
Andrews, ElizabethGeology & Geological Engineering
Moore, KevinEngineering Design & Society
Pfaff, KatharinaGeology & Geological Engineering
Doherty, MaryGeology & Geological Engineering
Benson, DavidGeology & Geological Engineering
Maniloff, PeterEconomics & Business
Holt, ValerieAA
Hedayat, RezaCivil & Environmental Engineering
Nieusma, DeanEngineering Design & Society
Miller, RileyComputer Science
Rader, CyndiComputer Science
Gladkina, AnastasiaApplied Math & Statistics
Wenham, HollyApplied Math & Statistics
Garris, RebekahApplied Math & Statistics
Westhof, ChristianApplied Math & Statistics
Yoder, ToddApplied Math & Statistics
Sonnenberg, StephenGeology & Geological Engineering
Wood, LesliGeology & Geological Engineering
Moses, JoshPhysics
Cone, KimGeology & Geological Engineering
Wakin, MikeElectrical Engineering
Behnfield, DebbieAA
Heeley, MichaelEconomics & Business
Zhang, RayMechanical Engineering
Gravenor, StephanieEngineering Design & Society
Romig, PhilComputer Science
Leiderman, KarinApplied Math & Statistics
Domaille, DylanChemistry
Cath, TzahiCivil & Environmental Engineering

Trefny Center

Visit the Trefny Center website for information about the approval process, required training for teaching online, and the online course development process.