Geotechnical Engineering - MSc


Newcastle University    School of Engineering

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, up to 4 years part time
Engineering (12) Mathematics (25)

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Are you fascinated by the world beneath our feet? Our MSc in Geotechnical Engineering is the perfect programme for you. Gain a deep understanding of soil and rock behavior, geotechnical design, and construction practices. Whether you're a practicing professional or a recent graduate in earth sciences, civil engineering, or related fields, this programme will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering. From state-of-the-art computational tools to designing specialist earth structures, our programme covers it all. With strong industry links and a range of career opportunities, including in construction and energy sectors, you'll be ready to make your mark in the geotechnical engineering field.

About the course

Our MSc gives you an in-depth understanding of geotechnical engineering. It covers topics associated with:

  • the engineering behaviour of soils and rocks
  • geotechnical design
  • site investigation and testing
  • construction practice

Advanced geotechnical specialisms are also taught. These include the application of state-of-the art computational tools in design and the engineering of specialist earth structures such as tailing dams.

Our Geotechnical Engineering master's is for both practising professionals and new graduates in:

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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.


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