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Master of Applied Science in GeoEngineering




What will I learn?

Program Overview

Unique in North America, the GeoEngineering program is collaboration between faculty members at Queen’s University and the Royal Military College. Drawn from four engineering departments at the two universities, the GeoEngineering Centre’s members are dedicated to advancing knowledge in geotechnical, geohydrological, geochemical and geosynthetics engineering. The program links four accredited graduate programs to provide shared learning experiences with interdisciplinary content:

The program links four accredited graduate programs to provide shared learning experiences with interdisciplinary content:

  • Civil Engineering (Queen’s)
  • Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering (Queen’s)
  • Mining Engineering (Queen’s)
  • Civil Engineering (Royal Military College of Canada)

We bring together students from a variety of backgrounds to take advantage of unique facilities and the biggest GeoEngineering faculty in North America and engage in cross-disciplinary training and close partnerships with industry leaders.

Master’s and doctoral students are eligible to apply once they have been accepted into one of the four member programs.

On graduation, students who participated in this program are identified as having specialized training in GeoEngineering and can become involved with the engineering of earth and rock structures such as those associated with foundations, slopes, deep excavations, tunnels, solid waste landfills, buried infrastructure and contaminated ground.

Method of Completion

Master’s students: Course work + project, or course work + thesis

Career Opportunities

Graduates from our program have gone on to rewarding careers in academia, engineering firms, environmental agencies and other public and private sector employers. Some of the many organizations they have worked for include:

  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Brunswick Mining & Smelting
  • Imperial Oil
  • Conestoga Rover & Associates, Ltd.
  • Inco Limited
  • EMS Inc.
  • Kidd Mine
  • Falconbridge Ltd.
  • Motorola
  • Golder Associates
  • Noranda Ltd.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,927.00 (US$ 9,523) per year
Start date

Expected September 2024


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Beamish-Munro Hall,

45 Union Street,


Ontario (ON),

K7L 3N6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic Prerequisites: 4-year bachelor’s honour degree in any discipline. Minimum upper second-class standing (B+/GPA 3.3), over the last two years of study), and demonstrated evidence of strong academic potential. For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

For international students

Student must have minimum second-class standing in an honours bachelor degree in arts or science, a bachelor degree in applied science or law, a degree of doctor of medicine or the equivalent from a recognized university.

English language requirements

Applicants must have TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): The minimum overall score is 88, made up of the minimum scores in each component test as follows: Writing test: 24/30; Speaking test: 22/30; Reading test: 22/30; Listening test: 20/30; MELAB: 80 (minimum overall score); IELTS: 7 (minimum score, academic module); PTE Academic: 65 (minimum overall score).


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