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Masters/MSc/DiplomaGeotechnical Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This MSc programme is designed to support high level training and enhance both the technical and managerial skills of recent graduates or experienced personnel who work in, or aspire to a career in, the construction or related industries. This programme is aimed at Civil Engineers and Geologists who wish to widen their professional scope or to specialise in geotechnical engineering with the addition of modern managerial skills. To summarise the detailed information above, the teaching concentrates on four essential aspects of the subject, to provide four essential skill sets:



Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of soils and rocks; ground investigation; field and laboratory testing

Engineering geology

Analysis, design and construction of foundations, retaining walls, embankments and slopes including methods of ground reinforcement and improvement.

Managerial skills for the construction industry, including law, project and financial management

Programme structure

This programme has developed an excellent reputation since its inception in 1956. Its purpose is to provide advanced training to civil engineers and geologists who wish to widen their knowledge or to specialise in the field of geotechnical engineering. The programme includes lectures, design studies, laboratory classes, site visits and individual projects. In addition, external lectures are provided by experts and leaders from industry.

The syllabus covers:

Physical and mechanical properties of soils
Consolidation
Shear strength
Statistics and numerical methods
Earthworks
Foundation design
Slope stability
Earth retaining structures, embankments, dams, tunnelling
Engineering geology
Ground improvements and environmental ground engineering
Earthquake engineering
The laboratory testing of soils
Geomechanics

Career opportunities

Examples of employers

AECOM
Amey
Arup
Atkins
British Army
Hyder Consulting
Interserve
Laing O’Rourke
Mouchel
Network Rail

Examples of occupations

Assistant Civil Engineer
Consultant Engineer
Graduate Bridge Engineer
Graduate Leader
Graduate Site Engineer
Graduate Tunnelling Engineer
Officer Cadet
Site Engineer
Structural Engineer
Water Engineer

Further study – examples of courses

MRes Materials and Sustainable Technology
MRes Science and Engineering of Materials
MSc Computer Science
MSc Construction Management
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
MSc Road Engineering and Management
PhD Civil Engineering

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States