Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Geotechnical Engineering

The programme aims to provide the specialist knowledge required to meet the needs of the construction, environmental and extractive industries. Students learn the principles and application of geotechnical engineering in a range of settings. The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of: Soils and rocks and their engineering properties; site investigation, testing, interpretation and reporting; construction practice and awareness of safe operation; key aspects of geotechnical design, such as foundations and slopes; application of mathematical methods and computational tools.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in earth sciences, civil engineering, geological science, geology, geophysics, maths or physics. Applicants must have a maths background. Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience are considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must have IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each sub-section) or equivalent.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6418