Graduate Certificate in Applied Geological Engineering (GCAGE)

Overview

GCAGE is a unique course based online post-baccalaureate professional program offering by Geological Engineering.

Advanced geological engineering in the mining and civil fields require unique skillsets to control, manage and communicate geological uncertainty and risk when faced with complex geological problems, often with high socio-economic and environmental stakes associated to the success of a project. GCAGE aims to equip geoscientists and engineers from relevant disciplines with the knowledge and skills to confidently address these challenges and expose them to the new tools in Geological Engineering.

What makes the program unique?

Emphasis in our graduate courses is placed on case histories and project work that target the integration of field techniques/data with advanced numerical modelling to better understand the importance of underlying processes, mechanisms, and interactions that can affect engineering designs.

This certificate is meant to be a part-time commitment completed fully online over a period of 8-months with the majority of the coursework done asynchronously allowing for easy remote studies for those potential students not located in Vancouver or who would like to continue working full-time while in the program.

Students who complete the certificate will have the option of laddering the coursework into Masters programs offered by the Geological Engineering Program (Master of Engineering or Master of Applied Science in Geological Engineering to a total of 9-credits rome the GCAGE toward their degree.

 

Program Enquiries

If you have reviewed the information on this program page and understand the requirements for this program, you may send an enquiry

Requirements

Prior Degree Requirements

Students are encouraged to have completed the equivalent to a 4-years bachelors degree in a relevant field of discipline before applying: geological engineering, civil engineering, mining engineering, geology etc.

Other Requirements

A professional background working in a relevant feild of discipline is an assest: geological engineering, civil engineering, mining engineering, geology etc.

Tuition and Fees

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$114.00$168.25
Tuition *
Tuition per credit$1,122.00$1,155.00
Other Fees and Costs
Student FeesVary
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Further Information

 
 
Program Enquiries
If you have reviewed the information on this program page and understand the requirements for this program, you may send an enquiry
 

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