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Tunnelling and Underground Space (MSc)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Tunnelling and Underground Space MSc is a specialist Master's course designed to prepare students for a career as a tunnelling engineer. Studying in Warwick's Engineering Department, with the assistance of experts from industry, will prepare students to carry out and manage tunnelling projects over their whole lifecycle and throughout the world.

Course Overview

This specialist Master’s course is designed to prepare students with a background in civil engineering or engineering geology for a career as a tunnelling engineer. It is endorsed and supported by the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association, with 30% of teaching delivered by guest lecturers from industry. You will develop the knowledge and skills you need to carry out and manage tunnelling projects through their lifecycle. This starts with geological investigation and ground characterisation, then follows through steps including: feasibility study and selection of construction method; analysis and design; to health, safety and environmental risk assessment; construction programming and project risk management.


A combination of coursework and written examinations.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: AECOM, BAE Systems, BT, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Proto Labs, TSP Projects and Volvo Cars Corporation. They have pursued roles such as: business, research and administrative professionals; civil engineers; design and development engineers; mechanical engineers; quality control and planning engineers.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Options in Engineering
  • Meet and Engineer
  • Engineering, Science and Technology Fair
  • Considering a PhD in the STEM Subjects
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 28,520per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

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  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

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