Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Underground Construction and 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.

graduation value

$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

Graduate Certificate

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

 

Graduate 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 HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • 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.

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

Graduate Certificate

  • Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering

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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