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Geotechnical Engineering MSc

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Our Geotechnical Engineering MSc will give you the specialist knowledge and training to prepare you for professional practice, meeting the national and international demand for geotechnical engineers.

About this course

Our MSc gives you an in-depth understanding of geotechnical engineering. It covers topics associated with the engineering behaviour of soils and rocks, geotechnical design, site investigation and testing, and construction practice. Advanced geotechnical specialisms are also taught, including the application of state-of-the art computational tools in design and the engineering of specialist earth structures such as tailing dams.

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates in:

Earth Sciences
Civil Engineering
Geological Science
Geology
Geophysics
Maths
Physics

This course meets the growing need for engineers skilled in geotechnical engineering across the construction, environmental and energy industries. It highlights cutting edge technologies in geotechnical engineering and provides an understanding of:

design and construction
project management and health and safety
sustainability and environmental impact

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), comprising ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHIE, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for students with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours degree. It is also accredited by the Geological Society (GeolSoc).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,300per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 58 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    131 57%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    8th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    46th

    17

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