Geoengineers plan, analyze, and design water and waste systems, tunnels, dams, and other facilities on or under the surface of the Earth.

Equipped with a strong knowledge of geology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering mechanics, geoengineers are involved with predicting and controlling dynamic releases of energy, such as damaging rock bursts in mines.

Geoengineers develop improved recovery of petroleum resources and study the consequences of disposing unwanted fluids injected into rock formations at depth.


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


The geoengineering curriculum includes courses in:

  • Geology
  • Civil engineering

The program provides a flexible and sufficient base for students to establish an emphasis in one of four areas:

  • Geoenvironmental
  • Geofluids
  • Geomechanics
  • Georesources

Students may earn a double degree in geology and geoengineering with an additional year of study that includes a geology summer field camp.

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