Geological Engineering students apply the principles of engineering, chemistry and physics. This interdisciplinary program combines aspects of earth sciences, civil engineering and mining engineering with a fundamental understanding of natural processes, materials in the earth surface and near-surface environments.

Optional Specializations in Geological Engineering:

Applied Geophysics
Focuses on a combination of geotechnical, environmental as well as minerals and fuels exploration.

Focuses on site investigation, design of foundations, tunnels, excavations, dams, reservoirs, landfills, roads, railway grade, slope stabilization, mine excavations and forestry.

Emphasizes groundwater flow, contaminant migration, design of landfills and environmental cleanup.

Minerals and Fuels
Exploration Concentrates on developing skills in petrology as well as geology and economics of ore deposits or petroleum and coal. Foundation courses in geotechnical and environmental are also taught.

For more information on the program, please visit their website at under academic and undergraduate students.

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