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Geotechnical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #651 (QS) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Geotechnical Engineering Masters of Science programme from Universiti Teknologi Mara  is a specialised field of research and applications within the larger framework of Civil Engineering. The courses presented cover the highly specialised theoretical soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and soil-structure interaction to solve soiland foundation engineering problems. 
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About the Geotechnical Engineering Masters of Science programme from Universiti Teknologi Mara 

To nurture capable and competent specialist in geotechnical engineering who uphold sustainable development philosophy of the nation through creative and innovative process of teaching and learning, research based and professional ethics to support future needs of the national and global agenda.  

The programme consists of core and elective courses including Research Methodology, Sustainability Management, and Financial Management for Engineers, Advanced Soil Mechanics, Advanced Foundation Engineering, Ground Investigation, Ground Stabilization, Advanced Rock Engineering, Geotechnical Numerical Modelling, Pavement Analysis and Mix Design, Traffic Management and Highway Capacity, Highway Geometric and Safety Engineering, Transport Planning and Operations and Research Project.

Graduates can augment their skills to increase their marketability in the related areas with the enhanced their knowledge and ability that they have acquired from this programme.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methodology
  • Sustainability Management
  • Financial Management for Engineers
  • Risk Management
  • Ground Exploration
  • Ground Stabilization
  • Advanced Rock Engineering
  • Geotechnical Numerical Modelling
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • Pavement Analysis and Mix Design
  • Traffic Management and Highway Capacity
  • Highway Geometric and Safety Engineering
  • Transport Planning and Operations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1,5- 2 years

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Photocopy of Passport - Front page (must be certified as true copy)
  • Photocopy of Bachelor Degree certificate - application for master program (must be certified as true copy)
  • Photocopy of Bachelor & Master Degree certificates - application for PhD program (must be certified as true copy)
  • Photocopy of Examination/Academic Tanscripts (must be certified as true copy)
  • Referee Reports – 2 referees
  • Application for Master or PhD by research must include a research proposal
  • Checklist for the required documents 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1168 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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International Tuition Fees Per semester (RM):4,840 

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

  • 2210 - 3820 MYR/month
    Living Costs

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