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Geological Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #992 (BCR) Grand Forks, ND, United States
Geological Engineering at University of North Dakota is a hybrid field that involves application of geology to engineering problems and application of engineering to geological problems.
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The field is broad and diverse, and geological engineers work with engineers and scientists of many sorts. But, overall, all geological engineers are focused on the safe use of natural resources and protecting people and property from harm caused by geological forces.

Why Study Geological Engineering at University of North Dakota?

UND geological engineering students receive top-notch instruction in small classes. There are many opportunities to work with faculty on research projects and many of our students gain internships that provide them a leg up when they enter the job market.

In the past, students have studied landslides, worked on enhanced oil recovery, and helped investigate and clean up polluted waters and land. Students may travel; some have worked in Peru, India, England, Canada, Antarctica and many locations in the United States.

Besides a comprehensive and high-quality program, we offer two special opportunities for geological engineering students:

A petroleum option includes coursework designed to prepare students for employment in the petroleum industry while they complete their B.S. in Geological Engineering.

A combined program allows students to earn a master's degree in addition to a B.S.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Petrophysics
  • Structural Geology
  • Technical and Business Writing
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Economy
  • Engineering Geology
  • Geological Engineering Design
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Mandatory Immunizations and TB Screening
  • Send Official Records
  • Apply Online and Pay $35 Application Fee
  • Complete Statement of Financial Responsibility
  • Provide Evidence of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17998 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13498 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8999 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Minnesota Residents $10,079/year

Living costs for Grand Forks

  • 1000 - 2180 USD/month
    Living Costs

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