Aggregates and Quarry Engineering

As a geological engineering student with an emphasis in aggregates and quarry engineering, you will learn how to find aggregate resources, evaluating the quality of materials before extracting them from the ground, and crushing and screening them into useful sizes.

You will have a number of opportunities for fieldwork, especially in quarry operations like drilling, blasting and operating heavy machinery.

Notable courses in this emphasis area include:

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Construction Materials - Properties and Testing
  • Aggregates and Quarrying
  • Rock Engineering
  • Environmental Aspects of Mining
  • Mining Exploration
  • Principles of Explosives Engineering
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Strata Control