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Geological

Geological engineering soil samples

Geological engineers study natural materials like rock, soil and ground water. They decide the best places for buildings, dams, highways, airfields, pipelines and tunnels, and also help design these structures.

Examples

Geological engineers design and build structures in and below the ground. Geological engineers solve problems and work with soil, rocks and water.  

Geological engineers:

  • Make sure the area for future projects like bridges, dams and tunnels are safe to build on or near
  • Use existing rocks to build and construct things like tunnels and basements
  • Make plans in case of a landslide. The highways, bridges, and tunnels must stay as sturdy as possible if a natural disaster does happen.

In your community

Geological engineers have a deep understanding of the land and the way it changes. Geological engineers are important because they protect people from earthquakes, landslides or even flooding.

If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  •  Exploring rocks
  • Working with people
  • Helping the environment

...you might like Geological Engineering!

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