Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Description: Queen’s Geological Engineering offers a core program in physics, mechanics and mathematics combined with geology, geophysics and geochemistry applied to geotechnical, geo-environmental and resource engineering. Careers are found within the energy and mining sectors, environmental consultants and agencies, surface or underground construction companies and geotechnical consultants. The work offers exciting challenges in fascinating locations around the world.

Students specialize in site investigations for, and the design and construction of, various engineering structures and systems, such as dams, power plants, roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, and building foundations as well as site selection and design of water supply and waste disposal facilities. Our graduates are also engineering solutions related to natural hazards. Geological Engineering places particular emphasis on the critical influence of the geological history and inherent variability on the engineering properties, future engineering performance and engineering risk related to in-place geo-materials. In addition, interactions between rock, soil and water components are examined in detail.

URL: Geological Engineering at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,197

For more information about tuition fees, please visit: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.uregwww/files/files/Tuition_2017_2018_UG_Domestic.pdf

Careers: Geological Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 88
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Data Management  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Computer Science is also an acceptable prerequisite.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]