Geological Program Overview

Field Courses

Field courses are integral to the Geological Engineering program here at Waterloo. The undergrad field program bridges the gap between theory and practice, allowing students to see geological processes first hand.

Supplemental Field Trips

Occasionally, opportunities arise for additional field trips. These are offered on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to geological engineering students. A recent example includes a trip to LOVAT, a manufacturer of tunnel boring machines

Geological engineering field trip to Peru, Summer 2010

Areas of Interest

Starting in third year, Geological Engineering students begin to focus in one of two areas: Geomechanics or Hydrogeology.