Geological engineers connect the worlds of nature and engineering. They apply engineering principles to the natural materials and fluids found in the earth, including rocks, soils, groundwater, petroleum and natural gas.
Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter's College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan's website.
What you will Learn
USask has redesigned the first-year engineering to help you succeed and make engineering more fun. We call the new first year RE-ENGINEERED. It’s the only program of its kind in Canada. It will get you excited and inspired about engineering.
In RE-ENGINEERED, instead of high-stakes exams, you will do more assignments and quizzes so you can improve your mark if you stumble early. Daily tutorials are part of the schedule so you can get help when you need it. And instead of final exams, you will explore the different branches of engineering in hands-on courses.
You will choose your engineering specialty – known as your major, or discipline – at the end of your first year. This is the area you will study in-depth in your upper-years classes.
First Year Classes
- BIOL 102.1
- CHEM 142.1
- CMPT 142.3
- GEOL 102.1
- MATH 133.4
- PHYS 152.1
- GE 102.2
- GE 112.1
- GE 122.2
- GE 132.1
- GE 142.2
- GE 152.1
- CHEM 146.3
- MATH 134.3
- PHYS 156.3
- GE 103.1
- GE 123.3
- GE 133.2
- GE 143.2
- GE 153.2
- GE 163.2
- Discipline Bridge Course
|Books||$1,000 - $1,500||$1,000 - $1,500|
|Total||$11,506 - $12,006||$31,917 - $32,417|
Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.
*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page
With a degree in geological engineering, you will have many career options, including some of the following:
- working with mining and petroleum companies
- consulting as an engineer in geotechnical and geoenvironmental settings
- working for provincial or federal government
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
St. Peter's College Deadline:
Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)
University of Saskatchewan Deadline:
The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.
Required High School Classes
- Chemistry 30
- Physics 30
- Pre-Calculus 30
Note: a minimum grade of 70% is required in each of these courses.
Required Grade Average
Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.
At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).
Minimum admission average: 70% at SPC campus
Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.