About UBC Geological Engineering

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. The program has a proud and rich history, representing the first of its kind dating back to UBC's inception, with Geological Engineer Reginald W. Brock serving as one of the first five professors hired by UBC in 1915 as well as the first Dean of Applied Science. The program has subsequently grown in parallel with the development of British Columbia's rich natural resources.


Making a Difference: Students installing a pumping well for groundwater resource development.

Making a Difference: Students conducting a rockslide hazard investigation in the Andes using state-of-the-art remote sensing tools

Making a Difference: Gradstudent research on monitoring of arsenic in groundwater in Bangladesh.