Ever since its foundation in 1952, the Department of Geological Engineering devoted to the investigation of crustal information for the identification, occurrence mechanism, prevention and mitigation of geological problems, as well as for the exploration, exploitation and utilization of geological resources. This department researches in 3 areas including Engineering Geology (EG), Earth Exploration and Information Technology (EEIT), and Geological Resource Exploration Engineering(GREE). EG researches formation mechanism of geological hazards and their mitigation, soil mechanics and engineering in special soil mass, rock mechanics and rock mass engineering, earth exploration and information technology, especially related to railway route selection issues in these areas. EEIT studies the theories, methods and technologies of airborne and surface geophysical exploration, and provides data for the division of geological structure, the identification of geological body and the determination of physical and mechanical parameters of rock and soil mass. GREE focuses the research of unconventional resources including their formation mechanism, exploration method and associated geological engineering.New opportunities arise in these researches due to the initiative of ONE BELT ONE ROAD, which allows and encourages the study on the theory, method, technique, and instruments in above areas.
We have undergraduate, master and doctoral programmes and provide students with both theoretical and practical knowledge in geological resource and engineering. Undergraduate program is aimed at cultivating the professional engineers with all round developments in geological resource and engineering to meet the requirements for socialist modernization of the world. The graduates are able to perform planning, surveying, design, construction, science and technology development, business management and the others related to the discipline. Master program is aimed to cultivate the graduates with all round developments in the specialism of engineering geology, earth exploration and information technology, and geological resource. They master the basic professional knowledge, and understand the history, current situation and developments of the specialism. They have abilities to promote the development of science and technology, and to conduct research independently. Doctoral program is aimed to cultivate the advanced scientific and technological graduates with all round developments to meet the requirements for the economic and social developments, the advancement of modern science and technology, and the globalization of engineering geology, earth exploration and information technology, and geological resource.