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Geotechnical Engineering and Management

University of Birmingham

Master
12 months
Duration
23310 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
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About

The Geotechnical Engineering and Management programme from University of Birmingham is designed for recent graduates or experienced professionals, this programme is ideal for civil engineers and geologists seeking to extend their professional scope or specialise in geotechnical engineering.

Overview

You will develop a sound knowledge of soil and rock mechanics, current civil engineering design, and construction management and practice during the Geotechnical Engineering and Management programme from University of Birmingham.

These will support your career as a geotechnical engineer, enabling you to plan and direct ground investigations and laboratory testing, giving you the basis for interpreting results and proposing the optimum methods of design and construction.

Modern structures, such as buildings, embankments and dams, must satisfy exacting stability and deformation criteria, and they may have to be sited on weak or compressible ground. It is the responsibility of the geotechnical engineer to plan and direct the necessary ground investigations and laboratory testing, interpret the results, and propose methods of design and construction to overcome difficulties caused by inadequate ground.

The long-term performance of the structure must be predicted, and instruments may have to be installed to check the prediction. This needs a sound knowledge of engineering geology, soil and rock mechanics, current civil engineering design, and of construction management and practice.

Careers

Graduates are held in high regard by the geotechnical and related industry, and often secure employment before they graduate. They often join a specialist geotechnical engineering company or a general engineering organisation, as a specialist engineer in this area.

Many of the most senior positions in industry are filled by graduates of this programme and industry prizes are regularly awarded to graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Project
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Slopes and Retaining Structures
  • Ground Investigation
  • Engineering Earthworks
  • Geotechnical Asset Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Engineering, Science, Geology, Geography or Mathematics). Practical experience will also be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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