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Geological engineering soil samples

Role Model(s)


Geological engineers identify and try to solve problems involving soil, rock and groundwater, and design structures in and below the ground, using the principles of earth science.

Their tasks may include:

  • Planning and executing site investigations for proposed major engineering works such as bridges, dams and tunnels
  • Designing major structures in rock such as tunnels, basements and shafts
  • Devising strategies to control landslides in areas of potential instabilities for highways, bridges and tunnels
In your community: 

Geological engineers have a deep understanding of the land and the way it changes. If your community lies in an area which is prone to earthquakes, landslides or flooding, a geological engineer can help the community prepare for and survive these events.


If you like...

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

...you might enjoy Geological Engineering

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