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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Research Project
- Soil Mechanics
- Foundation Engineering
- Slopes and Retaining Structures
- Ground Investigation
- Engineering Earthworks
- Geotechnical Asset Management
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesCivil Engineering & Construction Management, Organisation & Leadership Geology View 265 other Masters in Civil Engineering & Construction in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Engineering, Science, Geology, Geography or Mathematics). Practical experience will also be taken into account.
International23310 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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