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As a geological engineering student, you’ll be taking courses focused on the Earth, and the care of its resources and inhabitants; courses that frequently include field work. You’ll also be taking engineering-related subjects in math, chemistry, physics and mechanics, and can expect to spend significant time on design projects. To apply.
Environmental Protection and Hazardous Waste Management – Focus on protecting and preserving the planet.
Courses include: geological aspects of hazardous waste management, soil science in engineering practice, and environmental aspects of mining.
Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminant Transport – Focus on groundwater remediation. Projects include developing safe drinking water.
Courses include: subsurface hydrology and transport mechanics, well test analysis, and risk assessment in environmental studies.
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics – Focus on protecting the infrastructure of bridges, buildings and utilities from damage.
Courses include: rock engineering, drilling and blasting, and regional geological engineering problems in North America.
Petroleum, Energy and Natural Resources – Focus on drilling, production and reservoir engineering.
Courses include: petroleum reservoir engineering, petroleum economic validation, and applied petroleum geology.
Aggregates and Quarry Engineering – Focus is very much interdisciplinary, including mining, environmental, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering.
Courses include: construction materials – properties and testing, drilling and blasting, and strata control.