University of Portsmouth
This course provides you with the advanced skills to carry out detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology, identification of adverse ground conditions and the design of suitable remedial measures of engineering structures.
You can opt to take this course in full-time or part-time mode. The course is divided into two parts. The first part comprises of the lecture, workshop, practical and field work elements of the course, followed by a five-month independent research project. The course is a mixture of taught units and research project covering topics including site investigation, soil mechanics and rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering design, contaminated land, slope stability and rock engineering. Modules include: Rock and soil mechanics; soil and rock engineering; contaminated land and groundwater; ground models; ground investigation techniques; landslides and slope instability; field reconnaissance and geomorphological mapping; spatial analysis and remote sensing; independent research project.
Teaching and Assessment: The course provides a balanced structure of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You will learn through hands-on practical sessions designed to give you the skills in laboratory, computer and field techniques. The course also includes extensive field work designed to provide field mapping and data collection skills. How are you assessed? Assessment is varied, aimed at developing skills relevant to a range of working environments. Here's how we assess your work: poster and oral presentations, project reports, literature reviews, lab reports, essays.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 7,550 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||PO1 2UP||South East|
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