MSc Geotechnical Engineering

University of Birmingham
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Birmingham
English

About this program

MSc Geotechnical Engineering

Modern structures, such as buildings, embankments and dams, must satisfy exacting stability and deformation criteria, and they may have to be sited on weak or compressible ground. It is the responsibility of the geotechnical engineer to plan and direct the necessary ground investigations and laboratory testing, interpret the results, and propose methods of design and construction to overcome difficulties caused by inadequate ground.

The long-term performance of the structure must be predicted, and instruments may have to be installed to check the prediction. This needs a sound knowledge of engineering geology, soil and rock mechanics, current civil engineering design, and of construction management and practice.

Our Geotechnical Engineering Masters/MSc program is designed to support high-level training and enhance both your technical and managerial skills. With an excellent reputation across the industry, the course focuses on essential aspects of the subject, including: physical, chemical and mechanical properties of soils and rocks; ground investigation; field and laboratory testing; engineering geology and site investigation; analysis, design and construction of foundations, retaining walls, tunnels, embankments and slopes including methods of ground reinforcement and improvement.

Admission requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Engineering, Science, Geology or Mathematics). Practical experience will also be taken into account. Evidence of adequate knowledge of English is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Advanced Project
  • Analytical Approaches in Geotechnics
  • Geotechnical Assets (Creation and Management)
  • Ground Investigation (for Geotechnical Engineering)
  • Numerical Approaches and Design in Geotechnics
  • Professional Skills for Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

Annual tuition fees for 2022/23:

  • £ 11,520 (UK students)
  • £ 25,740 (International students)

Career paths

Graduates are held in high regard by the geotechnical and related industry, and often secure employment before they graduate. They often join a specialist geotechnical engineering company or a general engineering organisation, as a specialist engineer in this area.

Many of the most senior positions in industry are filled by graduates of this program and industry prizes are regularly awarded to graduates.

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University of Birmingham

Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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