Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

Topics include deep foundations in urban areas, tunnelling, foundations for energy infrastructure, deep water energy resources exploration and field monitoring.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and practical understanding of scientific methodology you have acquired on a research project under the guidance and advice of an experienced supervisor.

This will help you develop the skills to acquire, analyse, and critically evaluate data, and then draw valid, defendable conclusions that can withstand professional scrutiny.

Graduates are highly employable, and may progress to relevant specialist PhD or EngD research programmes in the field.

This programme is studied over one academic year (full-time) and between two and five academic years (part-time or distance learning). It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

On successful completion of this MSc programme students will be deemed to have completed the further learning necessary to combine with a suitable BEng (Hons) degree fulfilling the academic base for the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer.

Programme Structure


Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules

  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Energy Geotechnics
  • Geotechnical Structures
  • Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
  • Soil-Structure Interaction

Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules

  • Subsea Engineering
  • Structural Safety and Reliability
  • Earthquake Engineering

Selected Construction Management Group Modules

  • Construction Management and Law
  • Construction Organisation
  • Project and Risk Management

Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules

  • Infrastructure Systems Interdependencies and Resilience
  • Infrastructure Investment and Financing
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Sustainability and Infrastructure

Selected Water and Environmental Engineering Group Modules

  • Groundwater Control
  • Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling
  • Dissertation project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng (or a closely related subject), or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng (or a closely related subject).

Bearing in mind the extensive nature of infrastructure, closely related subjects may include transport engineers and analysts, offshore engineers, nuclear engineers and risk analysts. If you do not hold the required qualifications, you may still be eligible for the MSc if you have had five years’ experience in the infrastructure sector.

English language requirements

  • IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
  • IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Guildford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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