Geotechnical Engineering - Undergraduate Minor

This minor builds upon existing B.S. degree programs at NMSU in analysis, construction, and design of geotechnical components of civil infrastructure.

Prefix Title Credits
Core courses (3 courses)
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
or E T 310 Applied Strength of Materials
C E 357Soil Mechanics3
or E T 354 Soil and Foundation Technology
C E 457Foundation Design3
Elective courses (3 courses) 19-10
To be selected from the following list of courses (numbered 300-499) 2
Upper level courses in Civil Engineering
Design of Municipal and Hazardous Waste Landfills3
Pavement Analysis and Design3
Design of Earth Dams3
Special Topics 33
Upper level courses in Engineering Technology
Site/Land Development and Layout3
Total Credits18-19

elective courses may be taken in the same department or different departments


courses numbered 450 and above may be used to satisfy course requirements for the accelerated master’s degree program (requires department head approval)


special topics in Civil Engineering include advanced soil mechanics, advanced soil behavior, ground improvement, design of earth retaining structures, deep foundations, and slope stability analysis (requires consent of department head and instructor)