Geological Engineering BASc

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Geological Engineering BASc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 202 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 1,539

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    This Bachelor of Applied Science degree is offered by Queen’s University and is delivered by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. This is a well-respected department with alumni spread across the length and breadth of Canada’s mining and oil & Gas industries. That can be a great boost to your employability, especially in the early parts of your career.

    You’ll explore not just the practical, technical skills of the geological engineer but also the science and theory behind the concepts, techniques and systems you’ll be using. You’ll explore resource exploitation, extraction and management, environmental and geotechnical engineering, environmental protection and remediation and more.

    You will also learn a great many easily transferrable skills, including professional research methods, presentation and communication skills and high level computer literacy. These will make it possible for you to explore advanced degrees in many fields, or to take up a role in nearly any industry or economic sector. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study. 

    Year One Modules Include:

    • The History of Life 
    • The Earth’s Physical Environment
    • The Dynamic Earth 
    • Practical Engineering Modules 
    • Gemstones: Their Art, History and Science 
    • Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards

    Year Two Modules Include:

    • Characteristics of the Earth 
    • Design course 
    • Earth Systems Engineering I 
    • Geological Aspects of Mineral Deposits 
    • Geological Field Methods 
    • Igneous and Metamorphic 
    • Managing Earth Systems: Resources and Environment
    • Mineralogy 
    • Oceanography 
    • Physics of the Earth 
    • Surficial Processes, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy

    Year Three Modules Include:

    • Analysis of Rock Structures 
    • Applied Geophysics 
    • Applied Quantitative Analysis in Geological Engineering 
    • Applied to Ore Deposits 
    • Carbonate Sedimentology
    • Field Studies in Geology 
    • Geochemical Characterization of the Earth
    • Geological Field School 
    • Hydrogeology 
    • Palaeontology 
    • Problems in Geological Engineering 
    • Problems in Geology  
    • Problems in Sedimentary Geology  
    • Terrain Evaluation 
    • Vertebrate Palaeontology

    Year Four Modules Include:

    • Advanced Applied Geophysics 
    • Engineering Design Project 
    • Engineering Geology and Design 
    • Geophysics Field School 
    • Instrumental Techniques Applied to the Study of Solids
    • Metallogeny and Mineral Exploration 
    • Petroleum Geology 
    • Topics in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology 

    Learning And Teaching

    Queen’s University’s BASc programs all focus both on practical and academic learning. They use a wide range of teaching methods, everything from lecture based classroom instruction to technical skills tutorials and field trips. You’ll learn how to operate in the field, in the lab and in the office. You’ll also be able to focus as narrowly or broadly as you wish by selecting form the wide array of specialised optional modules available to you in later years.

    Career Possibilities

    You’ll have many career options open to you. Many graduates opt for further training at the MSc or even PhD level. Others go directly into work, taking on roles such as geo-instrumentation engineer, palaeontologist, geomechanics engineer, planetary geologist, geophysics specialist, production geologist, geotechnical engineer, prospector, geothermal exploration manager, regional R & D manager, groundwater engineer, groundwater resource manager, resource/reservoir engineer, 

    hydrogeologist , rock mechanics engineer, manager of geophysical research and many more.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BASc degree. 

    To apply, you’ll need to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or the international equivalent. Other qualifications may also be accepted. 

    All classes are taught in English, unless otherwise specified. International students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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