Unique in North America, the GeoEngineering program is a collaboration between faculty members at Queen’s University and the Royal Military College (RMC). Drawn from three engineering departments at the two universities, the GeoEngineering Centre’s members are dedicated to advancing knowledge in geotechnical, geohydrological, geochemical and geosynthetics engineering.

GeoEngineering encompasses a range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental problems of concern to civil, mining and geological engineers and applied scientists, enabling the management of the soil, rock and groundwater environment. GeoEngineers are involved with the engineering of earth and rock structures such as those associated with foundations, slopes, deep excavations, tunnels, solid waste landfills, and contaminated ground.

Research Areas

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geomechanics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Geochemistry

Program Structure

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Two years full-time, including coursework and thesis.

Doctoral Program (PhD)

Three to four years full-time, including coursework and thesis

All students take the GeoEngineering Graduate Seminar (two terms for MASc or four terms for PhD) one GeoEngineering course from outside of their home department, and undertake at least 20% of selected coursework in GeoEngineering from their home department.

Additional Information

Website: geoeng.ca.

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GeoEngineering – MASc and PhD

Program Contact

Kristine Mattson
GeoEngineering Centre

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