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Geological Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering from Queen's University provides opportunities for advanced studies and research in the Earth Sciences. Faculty interests span disciplines in geology, geochemistry and geoengineering often in a multi-disciplinary fashion and including applications to economic and environmental problems.

Overview

With high-tech geochemistry and geophysics labs, geomechanics computing tools, and Queen’s Facility forIsotope Research lab to work in, our Geological Engineering students have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge geoscience and geoengineering research.

As well, students collaborate with industrial partners, government laboratories and surveys, and academic institutions worldwide, and engage in extensive fieldwork on six continents, making our program truly a world-class experience. Students can avail opportunities to collaborate with other departments at Queen’s University, including the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s & RMC, Mining, Environmental Studies, and Civil Engineering.

Career options:

  • Academia: postdoctoral fellowship, professor, college instructor, adjunct teaching position
  • Industry: mining advisory position, geotechnical consultant, economic geologist, financial consultant to mineral exploration, geo-environmental consultant, stock market consultant
  • Government: mapping, consultant, research, advisory position

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Teaching and Learning in Engineering
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  •  Engineering Leadership and Innovation
  • Foundations of Geosciences
  •  Graduate Field School    
  • Basin Analysis and Economics Deposits 
  •   Focused Topics in Geological Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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General Requirements

  • A complete application must include official, up-to-date transcripts for all current and previous study the applicant has listed in the Academic Background section of the application.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
  • For applicants to research programs, two current academic recommendations are required from professors under whom the applicant has recently studied. 
  • Two Professional letters of recommendation can be submitted in support of applications to professional graduate programs. 
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21464 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21464 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9428 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9428 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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