Geoengineers plan, analyze, and design water and waste systems, tunnels, dams, and other facilities on or under the surface of the Earth. Using geology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering mechanics, geoengineers are involved in predicting and controlling dynamic releases of energy as in damaging rock bursts in mines. Geoengineers develop better ways to recover petroleum resources and they study the consequences of disposing unwanted fluids injected into rock formations.


  • Environmental geologist
  • Geological advisor
  • Geological engineering technician
  • Geological project manager
  • Hydraulic engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Consultant
  • Professor

What you’ll study

The curriculum includes courses in:

  • Geology
  • Civil engineering
  • Geoenvironmental
  • Geofluids
  • Geomechanics, and
  • Georesources

With an additional year of study that includes a geology summer field camp, you may earn a double major in earth sciences and geoengineering.

The Bachelor of Geoengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.