Available as accredited Bachelors of Science in engineering major (B.S.E degree) with geological engineering concentration
Are you a person who doesn’t shy away from addressing issues that directly impact our stewardship of God’s creation? Are you more aware than ever that our Earth’s natural resources are scarce? God may be preparing you for a career in geological engineering.
At Olivet, become a professional who helps plan and develop new infrastructure for transportation and power in the United States and many parts of the world. Learn how to lead others in finding ways to improve our environment. Focus on helping people become better stewards of the world God has given them to live in and care for.
Olivet’s program in geological engineering covers:
At Olivet, you can:
As a geological engineer, apply geological principals to engineering problems. Merge your fundamental training in the physical aspects of engineering with your study of natural materials and earth processes.
Be the expert who uses your knowledge of the Earth to solve engineering problems. Use geology and math to solve construction challenges. Be the professional who locates natural resources or decides if a plot of land is suitable for construction. Determine what effects geological forces and hazards, such as earthquakes, landslides or volcanoes, will have on buildings.
Plan, design, develop and supervise the gathering of crucial data. Analyze your findings, prepare reports and give your professional recommendations for further action.
Putting knowledge to work
While you’re at Olivet, gain valuable experience by:
then consider a career in geological engineering! A rewarding and exciting career, geological engineering is very field-oriented and requires hands-on research. Possible career fields include: mining engineer, reservoir engineer, operations engineer, professor, geological advisor, field engineer, geotechnical engineer, geophysical engineer, hydrogeological engineer Possible career tracks include: natural resource production (oil, gas, ores), environmental assessment and remediation, civil engineering (foundations, tunnels, road/transportation construction) Possible employers include: engineering firms, environmental firms, government agencies, water resource developers, mining companies, consulting firms, state or local environmental groups, electrical utilities, petroleum companies
Program InformationEngineering (geological Engineering concentration) is part of the Department of Engineering within the School of Professional Studies and the Department of Chemistry and Geoscience within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Gain the skills and the training you will need to build a successful career.