University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Engineering Geology

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.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Earth Science or Civil Engineering field such as Geology, Earth Science Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with industrial and work experience will also be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550