The geological engineering curriculum, recognized for over 30 years by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development, is still suspect in some quarters because of its relative emphasis on basic rather than engineering sciences. An interdepartmental committee of broad scope at the Michigan College of Mining & Technology has spent a year on a critical study of the make-up of the curriculum in question with a view to putting it on a firmer basis within the engineering profession as well as within the geological fraternity. This article endeavors to define adequately the scope and function of the geological engineer. To improve the integration of engineering and geology and to establish the validity of this discipline, a quantitative portrayal is advanced of the impingement of each on the other.

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