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Engineering Geology and Geotechnics BEng (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

Take your first step towards becoming a professional Chartered Engineering Geologist or Chartered Geotechnical Engineer on this BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree course.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of geological science and develop the technical expertise to work on the design and construction of tunnels, roads, dams, and surface and underground mine excavations.

Taking this course makes you eligible for the Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Industrial Bursary Scheme. If you're accepted onto this scheme, you'll get a bursary of £1,750 in years 1, 2 and 4, and do a 44-week paid work placement after year 2 and an 8-week paid work placement after year 1 (see below for more details).

Graduates from this course have high levels of employability, and play a key role across many sectors, including construction, mining and quarrying, and offshore and onshore renewable energy. The knowledge, technical skills and and confidence you'll develop on this course, which includes the option of a year working in industry, will open doors to excellent career prospects and opportunities to work for consultants and contractors across the globe.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by The Geological Society and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM).

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn at a University where geology and geotechnics have been taught for more than 50 years
  • Have the opportunity to apply for the Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Industrial Bursary Scheme, which if granted gives you a bursary during academic study years, and access to valuable paid work placements (see below for more details)
  • Learn from staff with industry and academic experience, including experience with the British Geological Survey, Atkins and ACOM
  • Develop fundamental knowledge of geological science, engineering, mathematics and materials
  • Develop knowledge, practical skills and techniques that you will use throughout your career
  • Get out of the classroom to put what you learn into practice, collecting samples and analysing results
  • Have the opportunity to go on field trips to locations such as the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Norfolk, the Cotswolds, north Scotland, the French Alps
  • Get the chance to take an optional paid placement year in the UK or overseas
  • You'll also get access to the University's XRF, gamma spectrometry, crystal growth, low temperature physics, geochemistry and palaeontology labs

Careers and opportunities

This degree offers a fast track towards a career as a professional Chartered Engineering Geologist or Chartered Geotechnical Engineer when you do additional training. After you complete the course, you'll be in high demand on engineering projects in global locations such as Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Canada and Hong Kong as well as in the UK.

What can you do with an Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree?

Recent graduates have been involved with:

  • major site investigations for international projects
  • investigation and stabilisation of old mine workings
  • coastal engineering
  • flood alleviation projects
  • dam site investigation and design
  • major tunnelling projects in the UK and overseas
  • development of deep mines in South Africa and Australia

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 58 1

    24th out of 30 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    108 47%

    51st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    39th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    106 48%

    26th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    17th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    6th

    10

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