M.Eng. On Campus

Geological Engineering

University of British Columbia

24 months
21056 CAD/year
6193 CAD/year
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The Geological Engineering MEng program from University of British Columbia is a course-based Masters set up to provide students with a professional development experience that exposes them to new tools in Geological Engineering with an emphasis on the need to recognize and manage geological variability, uncertainty, and geo-risk in engineering design. 


The Geological Engineering MEng program from University of British Columbia is entirely course driven although there is a graduating paper students must write.

Emphasis in our graduate courses is placed on case histories and project work that target the integration of field techniques/data with advanced numerical modelling to better understand the importance of underlying processes, mechanisms, and interactions that can affect engineering designs.


The MEng program in Geological Engineering is designed to prepare graduate students for employment in the private and public sector. Recent graduates have taken positions in geotechnical and environmental consulting companies, as well as mining and oil and gas companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Geotechnics
  • Field Laboratory in Groundwater Hydrology 
  • Advanced Groundwater Hydrology 
  • Geological Engineering: Soils and Weak Rocks 
  • Transport Processes in Porous Media 
  • Advanced Rock Engineering 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are advised to use the online application system. Learn more about application fees, payment methods, and application fee waivers.
  • A statement of interest is an important part of most graduate school applications. It may also be called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar. 
  • Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.
  • All students who are enrolled in programs that include a practicum component involving work with children or vulnerable adults will have to undergo a criminal record check before they will be permitted to register in the practicum.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21056 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21056 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6193 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6193 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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