Geological Engineering: engineering our interactions with the natural environment
- For formal degree specialization details see the UBC calendar page for Geological Engineering.
- Student experiences and descriptions of the discipline are provided on the Faculty of Science & Applied Science Geological Engineering web page.
Geological Engineering is an excellent option for students wanting an interdisciplinary field of study resulting in skills and knowledge that are highly relevant and attractive to employers. Principles of geoscience are used to solve engineering and environmental problems by connecting geology, physics and chemistry with civil engineering and other fields (e.g. mining, geography, forestry). Geological engineering qualifications are similar to those of a civil engineer with geotechnical or environmental specialization, however, our graduates have the advantage of a more thorough understanding of geological processes that are critical to engineering successes.
This B.A.Sc. program, administered by a Board of Study, is housed in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (Faculty of Science), but is under the jurisdiction of the Dean of Applied Science. It is one of the largest geological engineering schools and Co-op programs in the world, with campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan. We graduate 75 per cent of all new geological engineers in BC. The undergraduate program is fully accredited, with graduates eligible for registration as professional engineers in the province after 4 years of practical experience.
For career opportunities – see the Geological Engineering website.
All the details:
Both current and prospective students will find the dedicated geological engineering website contains much about program details and the career opportunities accessible to graduates of geological engineering.