University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

**Why choose this course** Become an expert in where engineering meets the natural world. Our MSc Advanced Geotechnical Engineering will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a range of exciting careers in the geotechnical engineering sector. You will be taught in highly-specialised facilities by academics who are leaders in the geotechnical area. You will also benefit from specialist lectures from experts outside the University, including visiting academics and engineers working in the industry. **What you will study** Our MSc Advanced Geotechnical Engineering will develop your understanding of the principles and theories behind ground engineering. It will teach you the skills you need to solve real-world ground engineering problems and address the technological challenges faced every day in the geotechnical engineering sector. The topics you will cover on this course include deep foundations in urban areas, tunnelling, foundations for energy infrastructure, deep water energy resources exploration, and field monitoring. During your studies, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to a research project, under the guidance of an experienced and supportive supervisor. This will help you develop the skills you need to acquire, analyse and critically evaluate data, and then draw valid, defendable conclusions that can withstand professional scrutiny. It will put your understanding of scientific methodology to the test, and allow you to graduate as a confident and capable geotechnical engineer.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering (or a closely related subject) accredited to CEng, with a minimum of 60 per cent in Soil Mechanics or Geotechnics. Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering (or a closely related subject) accredited to IEng, plus approval from the relevant institution. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years of relevant industrial experience or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 DISSERTATION PROJECT - Compulsory ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS - Compulsory APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY - Optional BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS - Optional CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW - Optional CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION - Optional DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES - Optional ENERGY GEOTECHNICS - Compulsory ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE - Optional PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional SPATIAL STRUCTURES - Optional STEEL BUILDING DESIGN - Optional STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS - Optional WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE - Optional WATER TREATMENT - Optional BRIDGE MANAGEMENT - Optional BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING - Optional CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN - Optional DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES - Compulsory EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING - Optional GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING - Optional INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT - Optional POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT - Optional PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT - Optional REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT - Optional SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION - Compulsory STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN - Optional STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY - Optional SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE - Optional WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7 PGCert: - Advanced Soil Mechanics - 2 further Geotechnical modules - 1 module from any module group PGDip: - All modules in the Geotechnical module group - 4 modules from any module group Master of Science: As for PGDip plus a Dissertation on a Geotechnical Engineering topic SEMESTER 1 Geotechnical Engineering Module ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Optional Modules - SEMESTER 1: Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules: ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: ENGM042 Steel Building Design ENGM043 Spatial Structures ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements Selected Construction Management Group Modules: ENGM222 Construction Management and Law ENGM238 Construction Organisation Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: ENGM264 Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience ENGM263 Infrastructure Investment and Financing Selected Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules: ENGM034 Environmental Health ENGM035 Water Treatment ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage ENGM055 Applied Chemistry and Microbiology Selected Bridge Engineering Group modules: ENGM030 Bridge Loading and Analysis ENGM031 Pre-stressed concrete bridge design ENGM033 Durability of Bridges and Structures SEMESTER 2 Geotechnical Engineering Module ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures. Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Optional Modules - SEMESTER 2: Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: ENGM041 Concrete Building Design ENGM050 Structural Safety and Reliability ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering Selected Construction Management Group Modules: ENGM239 Bridge Management Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure ENGM281 Building Information Modelling Selected Water and Environment Engineering Group Modules: ENGM057 Water Resources Management & Hydraulic Modelling ENGM038 Pollution Control and waste management ENGM040 Regulation and Management ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing Selected Bridge Engineering Group Modules: ENGM029 Bridge Management ENGM032 Steel and Composite Bridge Design Please see our website for PT & DL modules.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2020 - 60 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 - 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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