Taught course

Geotechnical Engineering

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

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in: earth sciences, civil engineering; geological science; geology; geophysics; maths; physics. 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 Geotechnical Engineering MSc will give you the specialist knowledge required to meet the needs of the construction, environmental and extractive industries. You will learn the principles and application of geotechnical engineering in a range of settings.

The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of:

  • soils and rocks and their engineering properties
  • site investigation, testing, interpretation and reporting
  • construction practice and awareness of safe operation
  • key aspects of geotechnical design, such as foundations and slopes
  • application of mathematical methods and computational tools

Once you have graduated will be able to:

  • identify, generate and interpret data relevant to an engineering scenario
  • employ numerical methods for modelling and analysing problems
  • select and apply ideas, concepts and data to generate innovative designs
  • evaluate the quality of data through testing and measurement equipment in field and lab
  • present and summarise data and critically appraise its significance, using numerical techniques
  • formulate and test key hypotheses using logical and consistent quantitative or qualitative arguments

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Information for international students

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

part time
48 months
full time
12 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