Taught course

Geotechnical Engineering

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to have an honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent professional or overseas qualifications, in a relevant academic discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This course builds on Dundee's renowned research expertise and industrial collaborations in current aspects of geotechnical engineering, including:

  • Offshore engineering (incl. Oil and Gas, Marine Renewables & Aquaculture)
  • Foundation design
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Ground improvement

It is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree who wish to become a specialist geotechnical engineers, soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Visit www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September and are taught by lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Ian Mackie
+44 (0)1382 384702