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Geotechnical Engineering MSc

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Dundee

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in geotechnical and civil engineering as well a range of specialist fields. These include offshore geotechnical engineering, advanced soil mechanics and soil dynamics and earthquake engineering.

With a range of guest speakers and seminars planned by industry experts throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to experience how your learning can be applied in real life situations.

You will undertake a research project linked to current industry needs. Recent project examples have looked at seismic retrofit of bridges in Christchurch, improved design of anchor systems for offshore aquaculture, and novel foundations for floating wind turbines.

You will also have the chance to work with our commercial grade experimental equipment and laboratory facilities. Depending on your project, this may include our Scottish Marine and Renewables Test Centre for Concrete and Geotechnics and our 3m radius geotechnical centrifuge (one of only three in Europe capable of earthquake replication).


Graduates have gone on to work in many sectors of the profession including:

  • engineering consultancy
  • engineering contracting
  • the offshore industry
  • research organisations

Many of our graduates also go on to complete PhDs here at the University of Dundee and at universities around the world, such as:

  • University of Cambridge
  • ETH Zurich
  • National Technical University of Athens.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,950per year

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

University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 57 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    162 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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