Engineers, geologists and geophysicists work with ideas, technology, information and people. They invent, design, propose, communicate and develop new processes and technologies.



What skills do you need to be an engineer, geologist or geophysicist?
Do you enjoy science and math?  Are you naturally curious? A problem solver? Do you like coming up with new ideas and trying them out or finding new ways of getting a job done?  Is why or how part of your everyday vocabulary? Are you able to share your ideas with others?
With a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics your career possibilities are endless. You could work in a research lab, oil refinery, manufacturing plant or high tech facility. Or, how about on a construction site, a ship, or a drilling platform in the ocean. May even be a field crew member on a mountain top, in the jungle or on the northern tundra. Or, surrounded by massive equipment at a plant site or have little more than a rock hammer and a notebook in a remote region.

The Nitty Gritty

To be an engineer, geologist or geophysicist, you need a four year university degree in engineering, geology or geophysics. Entrance into most universities require an advanced high school diploma (Chemistry 30, Physics 30, English 30, Math 30 and Math 31).

Requirements may vary so check with the appropriate university department for information on student quotas and average marks required.

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