UBC Geological Engineering ...Escape the Office!
Fieldwork is a strong part of what we do and teach, in combination with sophisticated computer analyses.
New state-of-the-art debris flow barrier designed to protect Whistler Village, aided by UBC Geological Engineering research.
Antamina Waste Rock study - Research to improve prediction of the quantity and quality of drainage from mine waste rock.
Slope monitoring radar experiment at Highland Valley Copper Mine, working to improve early warning capabilities.


Making a Difference - With degrees offered at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels, our program delivers an interdisciplinary experience, combining principles of geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology and geology, to provide a versatile set of skills needed to solve a wide range of practical problems related to engineering interactions with the earth environment. UBC's Geological Engineering program is a fully accredited engineering program that is highly regarded and internationally renowned for both its undergraduate teaching and graduate research.

Prospective Undergrad Students - Our Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering provides students with a solid broad background in science and engineering. A thorough foundation in geology and engineering mechanics, and sufficient depth and breadth in the areas of earth & environmental sciences, economics, mathematics and social science will ensure that you will be able to communicate in an effective and responsible manner in helping meet the needs of society.

August 1, 2016
Dr. Scott McDougall, P.Eng. begins as new professor in Geological Engineering, joining us from BGC Engineering. Scott brings expertise in landslide hazard analysis and risk reduction. Welcome Scott!

October 4, 2016
CGS Student Award Winners - Congratulations to Roxanne Hasior, Michael Kraitman, Jacob Nicklen and Jacob Nikl for winning the 2016 Canadian Geotechnical Society's Undergraduate Student Team Competition for their 4th year design project titled "Long Lake Tunnel and Surface Cut Pre-Feasibility Design and Comparison"

September 6, 2016
Imagine UBC - Welcome to new 2nd year Geological Engineering students. Check e-mail for details regarding the EOAS and Geological Engineering Orientation Sessions.

November 28, 2016
Engineering Open House

January 2017 - Date TBD
Geological Engineering Alumni Dinner

March 2017 - Date TBD
Geological Engineering Distinguished Lecturer