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Geotechnical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #11 (QS) ,
The Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering course, or MSc(Geotec), is hosted by the Department of Civil Engineering. The programme accepts both full time and part time students.


To qualify for the MSc(Geotec) degree, a candidate must successfully complete a programme of study consisting of at least 40 Modular Credits (MCs):

  • 28 MCs from the list of core modules
  • The remaining MCs from the list of elective modules

In addition, a student must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.00 (equivalent to an average grade of B-) for the best modules equivalent to 40MCs, inclusive of the core modules. Furthermore, the grade point obtained for each of the 7 core modules must be at least 2.5 (C+). A student is allowed one re-take for at most two core modules if the grade point obtained is less than 2.5 (C+).

The structure of the curriculum is derived from the need to meet the primary objective of the MSc(Geotec) programme, which is to produce engineers who can plan, design and supervise construction of temporary earth retaining structures in a competent and professional manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linear Finite Element Methods
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Geotechnical Constitutive Modelling
  • Underground Construction Project
  • Excavation Support Systems
  • Geotechnical Investigation & Monitoring
  • Geotechnical Analysis
  • Seepage and consolidation of soils
  • Underground space
  • Analytical and Numerical Methods in Foundation Engineering
  • Ground improvement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For admission to the M.Sc. (Geotec) programme, candidate must have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with 2nd Class Honours. Candidates with relevant working experience will be considered favourably.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37994 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37994 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/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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