This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2021 to April 2022.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2021-2022, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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GEOE 218.3: Engineering Geology

Introduction to engineering geology and the engineering properties of geomaterials including strength, compressibility and permeability of soils and rocks. Labs, case studies and field trips emphasize slope stability, ground monitoring, instrumentation and the engineering significance of geological processes and geomaterials. Fundamentals of structural geology, applied geomorphology, site investigation technology, geophysics and airphoto interpretation.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): GEOL 121.


GEOE 315.3: Rock Mechanics

Physical properties of rock. Rock stress-deformation behaviour and failure. Laboratory and in situ testing.

Prerequisite(s): (CE 328 and GEOE 218) or (PHYS 125 and GEOL 258).


GEOE 375.3: Engineering Hydrogeology

Contaminant transport; regional groundwater flow; petroleum hydrogeology; fluid migration in basins; surface-water groundwater interaction; introduction to groundwater modelling.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): (ENVE 432 or CE 328 or CHE 324 or ME 335) or (CHEM 112 and MATH 110 and 30 credit units from GEOL 200-499).
Note: Students with credit for GEOE 475 will not receive credit for this course.


GEOE 377.3: Fundamentals of Mining and Mineral Processing

Provides the student with a basic understanding of mining engineering and the mining industry. The mining component of the course will introduce the drill and blast cycle, mining methods, and the economic evaluation of mineral properties. The mineral process-engineering component will introduce mineral separation processes including gravity, electrostatic and flotation separation.

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 121 and GE 213 or a corequisite of GEOL 465.


GEOE 378.3: Engineering Geological Mapping

Introduction to field methods in geological engineering: mapping, discontinuity surveys, analysis and design. A two-week field camp normally in April/May or August immediately preceding the first term in the final year of the GEOE program.

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 245 and GEOL 258 and GEOE 315.
Note: There will be costs in addition to tuition fees.


GEOE 380.3: Mine Ventilation

This is an underground mine ventilation design course in which the theory of mine ventilation and air conditioning are presented and applied to various mine designs. Topics covered include: Saskatchewan regulations and engineering design criteria, measuring and modeling air flow in ventilation networks, calculation of head losses, ventilation system design, natural ventilation, selection of mine ventilation fans, occupational health hazards of mine gases and dusts, air heating and cooling, and aspects of the economics of mine ventilation.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s):CE 225 or ME 215 or CHE 220
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): GEOE 315 or GEOE 377.


GEOE 412.3: Reservoir Mechanics

Fluid flow in hydrocarbon reservoirs; material balance equations; oil and gas well testing; waterflooding and EOR methods; fractional and segregated flow of immiscible fluids.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): (CE 328 or CHE 324 or ME 335) and GEOL 245.


GEOE 414.3: Rock Mechanics Design

Applications of rock mechanics to design in civil and mining engineering.

Prerequisite(s): GEOE 315.
Note: GEOE 378 is recommended.


GEOE 430.3: Drill Blast and Excavate

This course covers the principal methods of rock breakage for mining and includes drilling, blasting and various machine excavation techniques. Topics include the properties and theories of explosives, rock breakage mechanics, and blast vibration monitoring for mining. In addition, safety regulations with an emphasis on the province of Saskatchewan are discussed. AutoCAD integrated software for mining will be introduced.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): GEOE 315 or GEOL 258
Corequisite(s): GEOE 377.


GEOE 431.3: Mine Design

Selection, design, and development of underground mining methods based upon physical, geological, economic, and environmental constraints. This course will provide the mining engineer with the knowledge to determine the optimum mining method for a deposit, the selection of equipment, production requirements, and costing.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): GEOE 377 and GEOE 315 and GEOE 430 as a prerequisite or GEOE 380 as a prerequisite or corequisite.


GEOE 466.3: Petroleum Geomechanics

Geomechanical, geotechnical and petrophysical problems of interest to the petroleum industry: petroleum well drilling, borehole breakouts, wellbore stability, hydraulic fracturing, subsidence and compaction due to oil and gas withdrawal.

Prerequisite(s): (GEOL 108 or GEOL 121) and 42 credit units from EN Senior Courses.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): 39 credit units from EN Three Year Common Core.


GEOE 495.6: Capstone Design Project

A final design course in which advanced principles of design are learned by application to a suitable geological engineering project. The course, which builds upon the foundation established in CE 295, focuses on approaches to be taken in defining complex problems (including the outlining of project objectives and scope), acquisition of suitable data resources, generation of alternative solutions, methods for selecting design alternatives and project implementation. Design philosophy and methods are discussed and explored in the context of the particular assignment given for the current year. The course requires that the students work in groups to achieve the desired outcome. Group interaction and performance is monitored throughout. Guest lectures from various industrial and other representatives will be provided to enhance the student's design experience.

Weekly hours: 6 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): CE 295.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CE 320 and 12 credit units from GEOE 300-499.


GEOE 498.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours