This programme has developed an excellent reputation since its inception in 1956. Its purpose is to provide advanced training to civil engineers and geologists who wish to widen their knowledge or to specialise in the field of geotechnical engineering. The programme includes lectures, design studies, laboratory classes, site visits and individual projects. In addition, external lectures are provided by experts and leaders from industry.
The syllabus covers: -Physical and mechanical properties of soils -Consolidation -Shear strength -Statistics and numerical methods -Earthworks -Foundation design -Slope stability -Earth retaining structures, embankments, dams, tunnelling -Engineering geology -Ground improvements and environmental ground engineering -Earthquake engineering -The laboratory testing of soils -Geomechanics
The basic requirement is a 2.1 Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (for example, Engineering, Sciences, Geology, Geography or Mathematics) and evidence of adequate knowledge of English. However, practical experience may also be an important consideration
Recipient: University of Birmingham
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