Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics
The graduate program in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics encompasses a broad spectrum of topics focused on the behavior of soil, rock, geosynthetics, and other porous media. Emphasis is placed on integrating engineering analyses with experimental observations to form the basis of static and dynamic designs for geotechnical engineering structures such as foundations, slopes, dams, retaining systems, pavements, and landfills.
- Provide quality education through coursework, research, service learning, and development of communication skills;
- Perform research that improves the state-of-the-art as well as the state-of-the-practice;
- Collaborate to solve the important geo-issues facing our society;
- Develop multi-disciplinary linkages between mechanics, flow processes, geology, geophysics, and construction.
Areas of Study
The areas of study in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics at the University of Colorado Boulder include: