Environmental Studies
Continuing & Professional Education

in Applied Geostatistics

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • geoscientists
  • petroleum engineers
  • mining engineers

Fills an impor­tant niche between the con­ven­tion­al one-week inten­sive course and a two-year master’s degree program

This cita­tion is designed to pro­vide geo­sci­en­tists, as well as min­ing and petro­le­um engi­neers, with knowl­edge and skills that will allow them to bet­ter quan­ti­fy resources and reserves. 

This pro­gram fills an impor­tant niche between the con­ven­tion­al one-week inten­sive course and a two-year master’s degree pro­gram. It is ide­al­ly suit­ed to those from indus­try who seek a more in-depth under­stand­ing of mod­ern geo­sta­tis­ti­cal tools. A bachelor’s degree in engi­neer­ing, geo­science, or relat­ed field is a pre­req­ui­site for admission.

Top­ics cov­ered include geo­log­ic rock types and sto­chas­tic mod­el­ing, trends and non-sta­tion­ar­i­ty, var­i­ograms for spa­tial con­ti­nu­ity mod­el­ing, krig­ing for opti­mal esti­ma­tion of resources, sim­u­la­tion for uncer­tain­ty quan­tifi­ca­tion, mul­ti­vari­ate mod­el­ing, and deci­sion-mak­ing in pres­ence of uncertainty.


Such a great course! What I enjoyed the most was the mas­tery of both sub­ject con­tent, knowl­edge deliv­ery, and moti­va­tion­al leadership.

Applied Geo­sta­tis­tics student

Apply specialized knowledge and skills for enhanced job performance and career advancement.

Understand the place of geostatistical models of heterogeneity and uncertainty in modern resource/reserve evaluation.

Acquire important geostatistical concepts and tools.

Explore and apply simulation/uncertainty management concepts.

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Earn a Citation
in Applied Geostatistics

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1 course needed to graduate with a UAlberta Citation.

You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Citation.

A bachelor’s degree in engi­neer­ing, geo­science, or relat­ed field is a pre­req­ui­site for admission. 

Apply­ing to the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to earn the citation.

Complete one course to earn the Citation:

Location: University of Alberta Main Campus
Instructor: Dr. Clayton Deutsch
Fees include all instruction and course materials.
Registration Fees: $8,000 CAD (GST exempt)

  • Tuesday to Friday, May 19 - May 22, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm − mandatory attendance
  • Monday to Thursday, Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Jul 13 - Jul 16, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Attendance is required for Week One and strongly suggested for Weeks Two, Three and Four. Resources will be made available online for directed study.

Participants are expected to spend 60 hours on lecture material, 40 hours on informal learning and interaction, and up to 90 hours on the exercises. The time required for the exercises could exceed this amount if customized to a project. Sixteen comprehensive assignments will be distributed.

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • The course registration fee is $8,000 (GST-exempt) and includes tuition and all required materials.

  • Payment is due at time of enrollment. We accept credit cards and Canadian bank drafts (which can be mailed along with the completed registration form).

Bursaries and funding opportunities