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Geotechnical Engineering - MSc

University of Birmingham School of Civil Engineering

Full time & Part time September MSc, PgDip, PgCert 1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time

About the course

Our Geotechnical Engineering Masters/MSc is designed for recent graduates or experienced professionals, The programme is ideal for civil engineers and geologists seeking to extend their professional scope or specialise in geotechnical engineering.

Modern structures, such as buildings, embankments and dams, must satisfy exacting stability and deformation criteria, and they may have to be sited on weak or compressible ground. It is the responsibility of the geotechnical engineer to plan and direct the necessary ground investigations and laboratory testing, interpret the results, and propose methods of design and construction to overcome difficulties caused by inadequate ground.

The long-term performance of the structure must be predicted, and instruments may have to be installed to check the

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Engineering, Science, Geology or Mathematics). Practical experience will also be taken into account. Evidence of adequate knowledge of English is required.

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Petros Isidorou

Since graduating in 2004, Petros has worked at Scott Wilson / URS in central Birmingham and now works at AECOM, where he utilises his Geotechnical Engineering degree on a daily basis.

Petros is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/petros-isidorou/

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