Continuing & Professional Education

Applied Geostatistics

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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

The instruc­tion and lab super­vi­sion were top-notch.

Applied Geostatistics Citation 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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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 4 months
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

1 course needed to graduate with this UAlberta Citation.

Only interested in taking a course? You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Applied Geostatistics courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Citation as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

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: online
Instructor: Dr. Clayton Deutsch
Fees include all instruction and course materials.
Registration Fees: $8,000 CAD (GST exempt)

  • Tuesday to Friday, May 24 - May 27, 2022, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Jun 20 - Jun 23, 2022, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Jul 18 - Jul 21, 2022, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2022, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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.

Your program requirements

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.

Apply for Your Credential

To qualify for program completion you are required to submit a request to obtain your credential. For a breakdown of details and how to qualify, visit the program completion page.

  • 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
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any graduate of the University of Alberta

Up to $500 anually
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep