These include resource exploitation and management, environmental and geotechnical design involving rock, soil and water interaction, groundwater protection and remediation, risk mitigation, and the non-destructive or geophysical investigation of the subsurface environment for engineering purposes.
Join us and discover the opportunities our graduate students have in this exciting and constantly evolving field of study.
More about the Geological Engineering program below:
Dynamic Career Opportunities
Our graduates are sought after not only for their deep and broad knowledge base but also for their exceptional field skills, and their familiarity with state-of-the-art analysis and design tools. We strongly emphasize interaction and student-faculty dialogue in our courses and in our departmental affairs. Geological Engineering at Queen's is unique in that, in addition to being fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board leading you to a Professional Engineering designation (PEng), our program also prepares you for eligibility as a Professional GeoScientist (PGeo).
The Queen's Geological Engineering Degree is extremely well respected among Canadian and international employers, in part due to heavy emphasis on practical applications and field techniques.
Queen's Geological Engineering grads are sought after, for both summer and permanent employment, by the oil and gas sector, geophysical investigation teams, the mineral industry, construction consultants, environmental firms, government offices and organizations and a vast number of related sectors. As well as finding employment with Canadian companies, graduates of Geological Engineering often enjoy international careers and opportunities on several continents.
Our programs also provide a firm basis on which to enter a wide range of post-graduate institutions to undertake more advanced projects and to pursue research careers.