University of Waterloo

Geological Engineering

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Description:If you are adventurous and enjoy the outdoors - this program is perfect! Waterloo is known for hands-on learning, and as a Geological Engineering student, you'll get your hands dirty through field courses and co-op jobs. These practical opportunities allow you to see geological processes first hand. With just 15 to 20 students in first year, you'll be able work closely with classmates and your professors. Through co-op, you'll gain 2 years of paid work experience, earn money to help pay for your education, and try out different career areas.

As a geological engineer, you'll use your knowledge of soil and rock behaviour to address issues of hazardous waste removal, groundwater, minerals exploration, and new petroleum production technologies. Our Geological Engineering program is one of only 2 in Ontario. Offered jointly by the Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences departments, the program develops your engineering design and problem-solving skills, and gives you a solid background in earth sciences. After graduation, you can qualify for both your Professional Engineer (PEng) and your Professional Geologist (PGeologist) designations.
URL:Geological Engineering at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,446
International: $42,272
Careers:Geological Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*84

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 
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 03, 2017

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