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Geotechnical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Science in Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering curriculum offered by the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong aims at providing in-depth theoretical and practical education for graduates aspiring to pursue professional careers in geotechnical engineering.

About

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the two founding faculties of The University of Hong Kong when it was first established in 1912. It is one of the largest comprehensive engineering faculties in Hong Kong. At The University of Hong Kong we offer a master degree in Geotechnical Engineering. 

It encompasses most if not all disciplines of engineering and has a strong tradition of research in both traditional and novel areas. The Faculty has five departments: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance

  • Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)
  • Part Time (minimum two years, maximum three years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)
  • Lectures of a few modules may be given during daytime of weekdays to suit mainly Full Time student. There are two semesters and one summer semester in an academic year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (minimum one year, maximum two years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time (minimum two years, maximum three years, with classes mainly on weekday evenings and Saturdays)

  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Comply with the University Entrance Requirements; and
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong or an equivalent qualification from another comparable university or institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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