University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Geotechnical Engineering and Management

This programme is designed to support high level training and enhance both the technical and managerial skills of recent graduates or experienced personnel who work in, or aspire to a career in, the construction or related industries. This programme 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.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in an appropriate discipline (eg, engineering, sciences, geology, geography or mathematics) and evidence of adequate knowledge of English; practical experience may also be an important consideration.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

Written examinations and coursework.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admission Secretary
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5089