University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

This programme will nurture and develop your understanding of the principles and theories behind ground engineering. Topics 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 the knowledge and practical understanding of scientific methodology you have acquired on a research project under the guidance and advice of an experienced supervisor. This will help you develop the skills to acquire, analyse, and critically evaluate data, and then draw valid, defendable conclusions that can withstand professional scrutiny. Graduates are highly employable, and may progress to relevant specialist PhD or EngD research programmes in the field.

Course modules

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules: Advanced soil mechanics; energy geotechnics; geotechnical structures; deep foundations and earth retaining structures; soil-structure interaction. Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: Subsea engineering; structural safety and reliability; earthquake engineering. Selected Construction Management Group Modules: Construction management and law; construction organisation; project and risk management. Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: Infrastructure systems interdependencies and resilience; infrastructure investment and financing; infrastructure asset management; sustainability and infrastructure. Selected Water and Environmental Engineering Group Modules: Groundwater control; water resources management and hydraulic modelling; dissertation project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of examinations and continuous assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2018 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time February 2018 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 GBP 2,200 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2018 GBP 2,200 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2018 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2018 - 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 60 Months

Campus details

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

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