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In this Engineering Geology course at University of Portsmouth you'll learn the advanced skills needed to conduct detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology, identification of adverse ground conditions, and the design of remedial measures for engineering structures such as tunnels, dams, mines, quarries, offshore platforms and wind farms.

Geological expertise is critical in all types of civil engineering projects – and when you graduate, you'll be able to answer the national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists. You'll also be able to pursue a career in the environmental, geological and geotechnical industries.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:
  • Learn from expert staff and researchers with extensive expertise in engineering geology and geotechnics
  • Become skilled in lab, computer and field techniques through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions
  • Get hands-on experience of environmental assessment techniques, plus a range of other skills such as mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies
  • Use our specialist equipment, including image processing software (ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, ER Mapper, ENVI)
  • Take part in field trips, both locally and overseas, to develop your field mapping and data collection skills
  • Complete your own research project in the UK or abroad

Career

Potential roles include geotechnical engineer, engineering geologist, mining engineer and tunneling engineer for major mining companies, as well as environmental, geological and geotechnical consultancies.

Our previous graduates have also pursued careers in:

  • Aid organisations
  • Environmental organisations
  • Offshore work
  • Civil service
  • Mining
  • Insurance companies

What's more, you'll have excellent opportunities for employment overseas. Some of our graduates have found work in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Geological Society of London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rock and Soil Mechanics
  • Soil and Rock Engineering
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater
  • Ground Models
  • Ground Investigation Techniques
  • Landslides and Slope Instability
  • Field Reconnaissance and Geomorphological Mapping
  • Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing
  • Independent Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

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    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Earth Science or Civil Engineering field such as Geology, Earth Science Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with industrial and work experience will also be considered.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Part time: £3,850

International students 

  • Part time: £7,550

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
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