CMI Education Partner: Purdue University

Colorado School of Mines offers courses in several areas:

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Geology & Geophysics

  • EAS 11100 - Physical Geology: Credit Hours: 3.00. Geologic processes and the development of land forms. Laboratory covers the study of minerals and rocks, the interpretations of topographic and geologic maps, and field investigations. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  • EAPS 11800- Introduction to Earth Science¬†
  • EAS 12000 - Introduction To Geography: Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the systematic study of location and spatial variation of natural features. Elements of place, time, distance, and area are considered in relation to man's perception of environment, his organization of cultural activities, and his utilization of natural resources. A one-day field trip is required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  • EAS 38100 - Geology For Engineers I: Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of physical, structural, and historical geology applied to engineering. Rocks and rock-forming minerals; engineering properties of rocks; weathering, soil formation, and soil classification; topographic and geologic maps; aerial photographs, subsurface investigation; field methods and engineering applications. Field investigations are required. Typically offered Fall.
  • EAS 38500 - Principles Of Engineering Geology: Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of geology to evaluation of design and construction problems relating to dams, highways, tunnels, and reservoirs; review of construction material sources and their utilization. A field investigation is required. Prior course work in mineralogy, petrology or geology for engineers is required. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.
  • EAS 44400 - Cosmochemistry: Credit Hours: 3.00. Nucleosynthesis and chemical abundances. Origin, composition, and structure of the earth and extraterrestrial objects. Isotope geology, geo- and cosmo-chronology with particular emphasis upon the moon and meteorites. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  • EAS 44000 - Geochemistry Of Earth Elements: Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides an overview of the processes controlling the distribution of elements within the earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. The two lecture hours per week stress how elements' distributions within our planet are dictated by periodicity and affinity for reactions. These lectures are supplemented by a 3-hour problem-solving session used for discussion of quantitative problems assigned as homework. Prior course work in second semester chemistry and second semester physics is required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  • EAS 47400 - Sedimentation And Stratigraphy: Credit Hours: 4.00. Systematic study of continental and marine depositional environments. Interpretation of sedimentary facies, structures, and microfacies. Principles and applications of stratigraphy, including applications of paleontology, field relations, paleomagnetism, well logs, seismic reflections, and chemistry. Field investigations may be required. Prior course work in earth materials, mineralogy and petrology is required. Typically offered Spring.
  • EAS 58600 - Engineering Geology: Credit Hours: 3.00. Emphasis on application of geology to engineering works including dams, tunnels, shoreline protection, slope stability, building foundations, and urban planning. Related case histories of major projects emphasizing methods of investigation and interpretation. Consideration of collection and application of geological data required by designers for major engineering works; analysis of specific problems. Term paper and field investigation required. Prior course work in engineering geology is required. Typically offered Spring.

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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

  • MSE 230 - Structure and Properties of Materials Engineering: The relationship between the structure of materials and the resulting mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Atomic structure, bonding, atomic arrangement; crystal structure, crystal symmetry, defects, and the use of X-ray diffraction. Phase equilibria and microstructural development. Applications to design.
  • MSE 445 Materials Engineering Systems Analysis and Design: Integration of materials engineering core coursework with statistical, economic and environmental considerations for analysis and design of systems. Analysis of primary materials processing operations using mathematical and statistical models for predicting interactive effects and process optimization. Specification of materials and processes for mechanical designs, incorporating properties assessment and tradeoffs, cost analysis, and performance optimization with multiple constraints.
  • MSE 530 - Materials Processing in Manufacturing: A review will be presented of basic probability theory and statistical analysis, with particular emphasis on terms and definitions of a microstructure. The properties accessible to quantification, the basic stereological relationships and the mathematical foundations, and the microstructural tools needed to quantify the structure will be emphasized. The last one-third of the course will cover applications of quantitative metallography to problems in failure analysis, solidification, heat treatment, phase equilibria, and deformation behavior. Offered in alternate years.
  • MSE 597B / A&AE 590M - Manufacturing of Advanced Composites: The relationships between fiber characteristics, polymer characteristics and process phenomena for their combination to produce the microstructure and net shape of advanced composite structure. A review of methods for the manufacture of composite structure. A review of anisotropic elasticity and composite laminate theory. Test methods for characterization of composite materials. Permeability and compaction behavior of fiber performs. Cure kinetics, flow properties, shrinkage and elastic property development of polymer matrices. Heat transfer and curing kinetics of composite laminates. Infusion, vacuum assisted injection molding, resin degassing, thickness variations. Autoclave bleed prepreg simulations. Residual stresses and deformations of laminates. Crystallization in semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymers. Melting, shear flow and consolidation of thermoplastic performs. Sheet forming of thermoplastic performs. Thermoplastic pultrusion
  • MSE 597C - AAE 590F - Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials: The characterization of advanced composite materials is a combined lecture/laboratory course in which polymeric composite laminates will be fabricated of carbon fiber epoxy and subjected to classical test methods appropriate to the determination of the anisotropic, thermoelastic properties. Properties measured will include thermal expansion coefficients, anisotropic elastic constants, biaxial strength properties and interlaminar fracture strengths. The autoclave processing of composite laminates will be discussed and the consolidation, degree of cure and glass transition temperature of the polymeric matrix will be modeled. Microscopic analysis of the composite will be carried out to observe microstructure and measure composition fractions. Lectures will precede each experimen
  • MSE 597E / ECE 595G - Materials and Devices for Solid-State Energy Conversion: This course aims to provide the student with the theoretical background necessary to evaluate solid-state energy conversion technologies, to design simple devices, and to determine the materials properties necessary to achieve optimal device performance.

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Chemical Engineering

  • CHE 45600 Process Dynamics & Control

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