Geological Engineering

Geological engineering student taking measurements in the lab.

Work outdoors. Travel the world.

Geological engineers play an important role in identifying and mitigating man-made and natural hazards that pose a threat to civil structures, infrastructure, or people. You’ll learn to apply engineering to solve complex geologic, atmospheric, and environmental problems facing humankind such as site investigations for tunnels, dams, or roads; exploring and harvesting mineral and energy resources; or studying geologic hazards such as volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes.

Join Michigan Tech faculty contributing to the study of volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes around the world. Experiment with advanced technology like labs dedicated to remote sensing and volcanology, seismic petrophysics, and subsurface remediation. Travel the country (and the world) with field geology courses. Learn to investigate natural phenomena, collect data, and interpret it. Choose a focus area in civil design, geotechnics, groundwater engineering, hazard investigation and planning, hydrogeology, natural resources, rock mechanics, or soil mechanics. You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through our Accelerated Master’s program.

Learn more about geological engineering at Michigan Tech!