Taught course

Engineering Geology

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in earth sciences, geological science, geology, geophysics. You must have a maths background. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Engineering Geology MSc responds to a national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists with advanced training in geotechnical engineering. It provides you with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist technical skills and an awareness of responsibilities to society and the environment.
Your degree will cover areas such as:
  • engineering geology principles and applications
  • site investigation, testing, interpretation and reporting processes
  • analysing diverse geological evidence to assess hazards and risks arising from natural and man-made phenomena
  • geotechnical design
By studying at Newcastle you undertake research with students from civil engineering, geological and other scientific backgrounds. Cross-pollination of academic training and experience is actively encouraged.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Academic Secretary (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Email
ceg.geotechnic@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6418