This MSc programme is designed to support high-level training and enhance both the technical and managerial skills of graduates and experienced personnel who work in or aspire to a career in the construction or related industries. It is aimed at civil engineers and geologists who wish to widen their professional scope, or to specialise in geotechnical engineering with the addition of modern managerial skills.
The programme consists of taught modules (lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and design exercises and workshops), site visits and a research project. External lectures are provided by experts and leaders from industry to supplement the programme.
The syllabus includes: -Engineering geology -Soil mechanics -Laboratory testing -Foundation engineering -Earthworks -Slope stability -Retaining structures -Earthquake engineering -Ground improvement -Environmental geotechnics and waste management -Underground construction -Financial and risk management -Law, contract procedures, and investment appraisal
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.
Home and EU Students £8100 International Students £18,900
Recipient: University of Birmingham
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