Texas geosystems engineering student looking at blueprint with professor

Offered jointly between the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Jackson School of Geosciences, the geosystems engineering and hydrogeology program is designed to teach students the geological and engineering principles needed to solve subsurface resource development and environmental problems. Students take fundamental courses in such areas as multiphase fluid flow, physical hydrology, heat and mass transfer, field methods and engineering design, and learn to apply mathematics, geological sciences and engineering to analyze and interpret geologic data for solving problems related to water resources, energy and the environment. Graduates may go on to careers with environmental, water resource management and energy companies, in addition to many government agencies.

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What do geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists do?

Geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists combine engineering and geology to solve real-world problems such as restoring underground aquifers, which are important sources of drinking water. Concerned with the development and use of engineering approaches in the management of water resources in addition to oil and gas, as well as environmental restoration of contamination sites and other processes related to the subsurface, geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists address the world’s most pressing energy, water resource and environmental concerns.