Taught course

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering (or a closely related subject) accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnics. Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering (or a closely related subject) accredited to IEng, plus approval from the relevant institution. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also accepted. Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience or a professional qualification (for example, CEng).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Advanced Geotechnical Engineering will equip you with fundamental skills and knowledge that will enable you to pursue a range of exciting careers or further study in the geotechnical engineering sector.

You will be taught in first-class facilities by academics who are leaders in the geotechnical area, as well as receiving specialist lectures by visiting academics and practising engineers from industry.

Our Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc will nurture and develop your understanding of the principles and theories behind ground engineering.

This programme will give you the skills you need to address real-world ground engineering problems and the technological challenges faced every day by the geotechnical engineering profession. Topics include deep foundations in urban areas, tunnelling, foundations for energy infrastructure, deep water energy resources exploration, and field monitoring.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and practical understanding of scientific methodology you have acquired on a research project under the guidance and advice of an experienced supervisor. This will help you develop the skills to acquire, analyse, and critically evaluate data, and then draw valid, defendable conclusions that can withstand professional scrutiny.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682222