Imperial College London
Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics
The course explores the properties of soils and soft rocks in relation to civil engineering, the theory of geomechanics and practical geotechnical engineering.
An Honours degree (minimum 2.1) or overseas equivalent; special cases, based on relevant experience, may be made in some circumstances; 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.
Modules include: Advanced constitutive modelling; advanced soil properties; analysis and constitutive models; applied engineering geology coursework; consolidation and seepage; earth pressures; embankments and earthworks; engineering geology of soils and rocks; foundations; geotechnical processes; ground profiles and ground investigation; laboratory and field techniques; laboratory practical classes; partly saturated soil behaviour; rock strength and failure; stability of slopes; strength and deformation; fieldwork; dissertation; contaminated land and groundwater; landfill engineering.
Assessment is based on dissertation.
EPSRC fully funded awards, and industrial bursary scheme.
|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|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 13,550 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|South Kensington Campus||Kensington and Chelsea||SW7 2AZ||South East|
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