Geological Engineering

Queen's Geological Engineering offers a core program in physics, mechanics and mathematics combined with geology, geophysics, geochemistry, site investigation and design applied to geotechnical, geo-environmental and resource engineering.

In this program, students apply principles and techniques of the earth sciences to solve engineering challenges such as preventing soil and water contamination, managing natural hazards, extracting mineral and energy resources, and building infrastructure with, or within, earth materials. You will study physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, continental drift and mountain formation. You will also acquire field skills and training in state-of -the-art geological investigation and engineering analysis tools.


  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Engineering Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Rock Engineering
  • Mineral and Energy Exploration


  • Climatology and meteorology
  • Coastal and river engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Natural hazard mitigation
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
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Learn more about the Geological Engineering program by exploring the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering website.