Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology - MSc


Imperial College London    Civil and Environmental Engineering

Full time October MSc 1 year full time
Engineering (12) Geology (18)

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The MSc programme in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology offers a comprehensive study of the properties of soils and soft rocks in relation to civil engineering. With a strong focus on practical applications, fieldwork, and laboratory testing using state-of-the-art facilities, this programme provides students with a solid technical foundation in geotechnics. Entry requirements include a minimum 2.1 degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, or earth sciences, with a strong background in mathematics. However, applicants with relevant industry experience may still be considered through a Special Qualifying Exam. Graduates from this programme have excellent employment prospects, with opportunities in international consultancies, contractors, governmental bodies, and academic institutions.

About the course

Our Soil Mechanics courses explore the properties of soils and soft rocks in relation to civil engineering, the theory of geomechanics and practical geotechnical engineering. They provide students with a solid technical basis in the key areas of geotechnics through a coherent, coordinated and balanced degree programme, integrating core engineering science and recent research with practical applications.

These courses feature strong links with industry, with an emphasis on fieldwork, laboratory testing using state-of-the-art facilities and numerical analysis using bespoke and commercial software. They are taught by leading experts in the field of geotechnics.

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Entry Requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or a numerate discipline.

A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, for example: A-level Mathematics grade A or B.

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements listed but who have substantial relevant industry experience may exceptionally be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).




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