Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering

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Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering

ONLINE AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

Program Overview

Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering (UCTE) is an established area of engineering that is growing in popularity both in the US and internationally. Mines provides a unique graduate certificate that no other university in North America can offer. The UCTE grad certificate program pulls coursework from our traditional UCTE graduate degree program and makes it available to professionals in industry. Students will gain real-world experience from the Underground Construction and Management, Underground Construction Engineering in Soft Ground and Underground Construction Engineering in Hard Rock courses. The UCTE grad certificate program also provides an opportunity for recent graduates to pursue a specialization in UCTE. There are many strong mining, civil and geological programs in the US and internationally, but the vast majority of them do not have expertise in UCTE.
salary potential

$105,567 average tunnel engineer salary

 

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Home to the only Underground Construction Association local chapter in the U.S.

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A world’s top underground construction and tunneling center

 

Requirements and Costs

Certificate

  • Bachelor degree in science or engineering discipline
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV

 

Professional Certificate

10 credit hours of UCTE coursework

  • CEEN523 – Underground Construction Engineering in Soft Ground (4.0)
  • MNGN504 – Underground Construction Engineering in Hard Rock (3.0)
  • MNGN509 – Engineering and Management (3.0)
CREDIT HOURSTUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0$999
2.0$1,998
3.0$2,997
4.0$3,996
5.0$4,995
6.0$5,994
7.0$6,993
8.0$7,992
9.0$8,991
10.0$9,990
11.0$10,989
12.0$11,988
13.0$12,987
14.0$13,986
15.0$14,985
16.0$15,984
17.0$16,983
18.0$17,982
19.0$18,981

  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

FEES

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)

More information about tuition and fees.

Career Outcomes

 

  • Structural engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Tunnel engineer
  • Geosciences consultant

 

Online Student Resources

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Academic Support

Tutoring, Writing Center, Library, bookstore, software access and more

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Student Services

Tech help, Disability Services, Career Services, Veteran Services, Blastercard, counseling and more

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Support & Connections

Online student organizations, alumni connections, Dean of Students and more

Degree Options

Professional Certificate

  • Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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Term Start Date

Spring I: Jan. 12

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Wei Hu

“Earth-related science and engineering programs are still the core of what Mines can offer. Among them, tunneling is one of the most dynamic programs. It is also the trend of infrastructure construction in the years to come.”

UCTE
PhD Candidate