Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

Off-Campus Courses

GEO ENG 6407: Inca Civilization Geo Eng Practices – Peru

Travel to Peru over spring break to focus on geological engineering and the interrelationships between geology, climate, archeology, and history.  You will visit Lima, Cuzco and the fabled mountain-top Inca city of Machu Picchu, with daily field trips to the Cuzco-Machu Picchu corridor.


Dates: March 22 - April 1, 2019

Location: Peru

Credit Hours Earned: Three (3) Credit Hours — GEO ENG 6407: Inca Civilization Geotechnical Engineering Practices

Costs: $5,850
The course fee includes tuition, airfare, all in-country transportation, room accommodations, entrance fees for included activities, and required insurances.  Students are responsible for own meals.

Geo Peru Course Flyer

Download the GE 6407 Flyer

Peru, Cuzco, Machu Picchu

Program Highlights

  • Spend 8 full days in country of Peru visiting areas of the Inca civilization. 
  • Learn first-hand about the construction methods practiced by the Incas who, without benefit of metal tools or transport animals, were able to quarry blocks of igneous and sedimentary rock and transport to distant cities.
  • Visit the Cusco area, the Urubamba Sacred Valley, and the Maras salt mines to name a few
  • See the famed ancient city of Machu Picchu
  • Experience engineering and architectural feats

Registration Deadline – December 10, 2018

Enrollment Process

Please note that enrollment in this class, as well as all payments, will be handled through the office of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE).  Since class is held off-schedule and requires special arrangements, the standard campus registration and payment schedule does not apply.  PCE will process your class registration and payment.

When officially registered, your student account will be charged $2,550 instructional fee and $3,300 other fees for a total of $5,850.  Payments made to PCE will be applied to this specific course and reflected on your student account.  You will receive 3.0 hours of academic credit for Spring 2019 semester.

Payment Schedule

$3,000 – December 10, 2018 (deposit required – with PCE Registration form)

$2,850 – January 25, 2019 (final payment required)

Registered students will be required to participate in a pre-departure study abroad orientation program to be conducted by the Missouri S&T International Affairs Office (date TBA).

Other information/forms will be required and submitted online.   Link to all forms are on the Forms tab.


There will be no refunds (partial or otherwise) for cancellations requested after December 10, 2018.   Airfare and in-country arrangements must be made during semester break.   If you are later forced to miss the field trip to Peru for legitimate reasons, alternate arrangements can be made so that course requirements may still be met.  However, there can be no refunds.

  • Process
  • Forms
  • Cancellations


On  or before December 10, 2018

  • Registration forms - can be found and downloaded from the "forms" tab
  • $3,000 deposit - check made payable to Missouri S&T
  • Passport

On or before  January 25, 2019

  • 2nd and final payment of $2,850
  • All remaining forms

Professional and Continuing Education

216 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th Street

Rolla, MO  65409-1560

You are responsible for obtaining your passport, etc. (NOTE: International students may require a Visa and should check with the International Affairs Office).

Pre-departure orientation/safety meeting --TBA

Other forms will be required by this date.


Download, complete, print and sign the following required forms:

Bring completed forms to:

Professional and Continuing Education
216 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th Street
Rolla, MO  65409-1560


Cancellation Policies:

Missouri University of University and Technology reserves the right to cancel it's programs in the event of insufficient registrations, instructor illness, security threats, etc. In the event a course is cancelled, registrants will be notified immediately and full refund issued.

Induviduals who cancel are refunded only in accordance to payment schedule posted.

Faculty Leader

Neil Anderson

Professor, Geological Engineering Director of the Natural Hazards Mitigation Institute

Geosciences and Geological Engineering and Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests:

Focused on the application of geophysical technologies to geotechnical, structural and environmental engineering investigations, archeology, hydrogeology, hydrocarbon and mineral exploration, and geologic mapping.

For more information

Contact Us.

Professional and Continuing Education

216 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-1560

Phone: 573-341-6222  |  Fax: 573-341-4992
Email: pce@mst.edu