Geological Engineering is designed for those persons interested in the exploration, development and recovery of subsurface resources, subsurface waste disposal, assessment and protection of groundwater resources and the design and development of stable foundations for civil structures such as buildings, bridges, highways and dams. A broad background in aspects of geotechnical, mining, and petroleum engineering is provided. Some degree of specialization in each of these areas is possible in the selection of upper year courses.
All undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering are required to complete a common first-year of undeclared studies (known as the first-year common core). Once the first-year common core program has been completed, undergraduate students declare their preferences and compete for admission into an upper-year program. Students who are successful in securing admission into an upper-year program are required to follow the program of study that is prescribed at the time of their admission into the upper-year program.
Recognizing that course and program changes may result in a modification to the original program of study, it is recommended that undergraduate students consult an Academic Advisor within the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to confirm their program of study, choose courses (including electives), and monitor their academic progress.