Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology research

The Engineering Geology Programme is a postgraduate teaching and research programme housed in the School of Earth & Environment. Find out more about our postgraduate programme in Engineering Geology.

Collaborative research

Research in engineering geology is multidisciplinary, with many projects involving aspects of rock and soil mechanics, hydrogeology, site investigation, geomorphology, natural hazards, natural resource extraction and environmental studies. As a result of the multidisciplinary nature of engineering geology, research is typically undertaken through collaboration between experts in any of these fields within the School of Earth & Environment and the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, as well as industry collaborators. There is significant external collaboration with international colleagues, local and federal government agencies, geotechnical industry, and other research institutions. The options for research are varied and typically directly applied to improving the state of the art in engineering geology.

Contact us

Marlene Villeneuve

Engineering Geology
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 215
Internal Phone: 94497

Clark Fenton

Senior Lecturer
Engineering Geology
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 220
Internal Phone: 94439

Postal address

Engineering Geology Programme
School of Earth & Environment
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand