About Us

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is the design, construction and management of the “built environment.” Civil engineers maintain infrastructure such as bridges, buildings, highways and airports. Civil engineers are stewards of the environment, ensuring that infrastructure is planned and built in compatibility with it. They also mitigate damage from natural disasters, which has become an extremely challenging task in today’s crowded, urbanized world. Civil engineering is a multidisciplinary profession, incorporating a number of scientific and engineering disciplines across three broad categories:

Natural Earth Systems

  • Water resources and water treatment
  • Site remediation and clean-up of toxic wastes
  • Chemistry, biology and microbiology of domestic, industrial and agricultural wastes
  • Climate, hydrology and flood control
  • Soil, rock and groundwater
  • Infrastructure

Buildings and roads

  • Pipelines
  • Water distribution
  • Water treatment
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology

Geographic information systems

Database technology

  • "Smart" Decision Making Systems
  • Computer modelling/simulation
  • Real-time monitoring/control

Civil Engineers Career Opportunities

Civil engineers are continually being challenged! Global trends, including increasing population and urbanization, result in problems surrounding infrastructure and the environment—and it is up to civil engineers to solve these problems. Civil Engineering graduates go on to work as professional engineers in Saskatchewan and beyond. Employers include:

  • Engineering consulting companies
  • General and specialist contractors
  • Mining and petroleum companies
  • Cities and Municipalities
  • Provincial and federal governments

What is Geological Engineering?

Geological Engineering is the application of engineering principles to natural materials and fluids such as soils, rocks, groundwater and petroleum.

Geological engineers search for sources of minerals, groundwater, and petroleum, and they design mines and well fields to develop these resources. They determine the properties of rocks and soils, and they participate in the design and construction of major projects such as dams, bridges and highways. They accept responsibility for minimizing environmental impacts of the activities necessary to provide society with energy, water and raw materials.

Geological Engineers Career Opportunities

In the last 5 years, over 70 students have graduated from the program. Most of our graduates are working as professional engineers in Canada, with many of them in Saskatchewan.

Employers include large and small mining and petroleum companies, geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultants, and both provincial and federal government agencies.

There is a steady demand for geological engineers in Saskatchewan and in Canada. At present, there is a strong demand for engineering geologists, hydrogeologists and geotechnical engineers in the United States, as well. Prospects for employment outside North America are also very strong.