Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Engineering Geology for Ground Models and Sustainable Development

The course provides quantitative knowledge of the behaviour of rock, soil, water and gas, as materials and en masse in both their uncontaminated and contaminated states.

Entry requirements

A good UK degree (minimum 2.1) or overseas equivalent; others with substantial relevant industrial and professional experience may also be considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Applied engineering geology coursework; applied engineering geology fieldwork; applied soil mechanics; basic competences in engineering geology; basic soil mechanics; case histories and practice in engineering geology; chemical concepts for hydrogeology in contaminated land; contaminated land and groundwater; engineering geology of soils and rocks; geotechnical processes; GIS for ground models; ground investigation; hazard quantification and risk analysis for ground engineering; hydrogeological principles; laboratory and field techniques in engineering geology; laboratory work in soil mechanics; practical work in rock mechanics; professional practice in engineering geology; rock excavation and support; rock strength and failure; waste management and landfill engineering; dissertation; plus add-on modules: business management; sustainable development.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Various Charitable trusts, industry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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Key information

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering