Taught course

Tunnelling and Underground Space

University of Warwick · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will appeal if you’re looking to enter a career in the tunnelling and civil engineering industries.

Our distinctive course format means that approximately 20% of teaching is delivered by guest lecturers from industry, ensuring that the content remains relevant. Specialist subjects and case studies are also presented by experts with first-hand experience. Modules include: Tunnel Design; Geological Investigation & Ground Characterisation; Health, Safety & Environmental Considerations in Tunnelling; Underground Construction Methods; Rock Mechanics; Construction Management; Finite Element Methods for Tunnelling; and,Communication and Leadership

You’ll learn from internationally recognised academics and industry experts on a course uniquely developed in partnership with the British Tunnelling Society. At what is fast becoming the UK’s centre of excellence for tunnelling, we’ll give you the state-of-the-art knowledge, understanding and skills to design and build the underground infrastructure of the future.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Engineering
+44 (0) 24 7652 2046