Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Geosystems Engineering

Georgia Tech and CEE policy can be complicated but you should always refer to the CEE Handbook and the Georgia Tech Catalog.

  • 21 of those credits must be at the 6000 level or above.
  • 9 credits can be undergrad courses, but must be 4000 level only. They must be approved courses.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of Pass/Fail courses can count towards your Master’s degree (with the exception of thesis credits).

Master’s students should take:

Core Geosystem courses: 4 courses

Applied Geosystems-1 course (2 if continuing to PhD)

Advanced Geosystems-1 course if continuing to PhD

MS Only-18 credits of GEO

MS Continuing to PhD: 24 courses (can include 6 credits of Special Problems)

Core Geosystems Courses (8)

CEE 6421 Laboratory Characterization of Geomaterials

CEE 6402 Soil Mechanics CEE 6402 Soil Mechanics- Fall 2022

CEE 6460 Theoretical Geomechanics (PZ)

CEE 6423 In-Situ Testing and Site Characterization of Geomaterials CEE 6423 In-Situ Geotech Testing

CEE 6451 Rock Mechanics

CEE 6447 Ground Modification CEE 6447 – Ground Modification

Mutiphysics Characterization of Geo-Materials/Geo-Fluids

8900/8956? Independent Research Study (all geo faculty)

Applied Geosystems Courses

CEE 6442 Dynamic Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering CEE 6442 – Soil Dynamics

CEE 6443 Foundation Systems CEE 6443 – Geotechnical Foundation Systems

CEE 6482 Applied Fracture Mechanics?

CEE 6445 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

CEE 6448 Landfill Design and Management

Sustainable Subsurface Infrastructure (JDF)

Extrement Events and Data Analytics (JM)

CEE 6441 Analysis of Earth Structures CEE 6441_Analysis Earth Struct – Spring 2022 (1)

Advanced Geosystems Courses:

Numerical Modeling for Geomechanics (HH)

CEE 6431 Plasticity of Geomaterials

Unsat Soil Mechanics (PZ) 

CEE 6513 Computational Methods in Mechanics CEE6513 Computational Methods in Mechanics

CEE 8813 Energy Geotechnology (JCS)

CEE 8813 Critical State Soil Mechanics CEE 8813K – Critical State Soil Mechanics Fall 2021

Fractured Rock Masses (JCS)

Possible non-Geo Students in addition to GEO students

CEE 8813 Infrastructure Failure Analysis

CEE 6461 Mathematical Applications in Civil and Environmental CEE 6461 Math Applications in CEE

CEE 6751 Physical Properties and Rheology of Rocks

Applied Signal Processing and Inverse Problem Solving (JCS)

Experimental Methods (JCS)

Bio-inspired Engineering (SD)

Approved Electives-12 credits for each MS student
All electives must be approved by your faculty advisor prior to registration.

Want to play around with course selection? Try this advising worksheet: MS Advising Worksheet GEO