Taught course

Geotechnical Engineering

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

For candidates with at least one year’s relevant experience, bachelor degrees with a 2:2 may be considered.

Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Geotechnical Engineering course covers the practical application of geotechnical engineering to reduce construction risk and optimise the design of geotechnical structures to ensure that they are safe, sustainable and resilient.

There is an international shortage of geotechnical engineers yet the ground is the greatest area of technical risk in construction. Understanding this risk is the underlying philosophy of our Geotechnical Engineering degree at the University of Leeds. It brings together expertise to ensure that you’ll have the understanding and skills to address a range of geotechnical problems including shallow and deep foundations, soil structure interaction, ground as a source of energy, environmental geotechnics, and slope and ground stabilisation.

Geotechnical engineers integrate the skills of investigation, characterisation, analysis and design to deal with uncertainty and risk within a business context. These skills are developed in the following modules; Geological Investigation and Characterisation, Groundwater Pollution and Contaminated Land, Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Energy Geotechnics, Constitutive Models and Numerical Analysis, Roads and Underground Infrastructure.

You will also undertake a research project and an integrated design project, which give you the opportunity to address complex problems encountered in practice.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
pgcivil@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 2262