University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

This programme deepens knowledge and understanding across geo-mechanics and different types of foundation and geotechnical structure design. Our programme nurtures understanding of principles and theories behind ground engineering, including deep foundations in urban areas, tunnelling, foundations for energy infrastructure, deep water energy resources exploration and field monitoring. Students have an opportunity to carry out advanced soil testing and scaled model tests in our new Geomechanics laboratory, equipped with a range of state-of-the art advanced soil testing apparatus, including dynamic simple shear, resonant column and dynamic triaxial apparatus. There is also opportunities to carry out scaled model tests on soil-structure interaction problems. Modules are taught by academic members in the geotechnical subject area, and some lectures for our programme will be delivered by visiting academics and engineers from industry. Students are allocated a personal tutor to guide them during their time with us at the University.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in an Honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng (or a closely related subject), or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng (or a closely related subject). Bearing in mind the extensive nature of infrastructure, closely related subjects may include transport engineers and analysts, offshore engineers, nuclear engineers and risk analysts. If you do not hold the required qualifications, you may still be eligible for the MSc if you have had 5 years' experience in the infrastructure sector. IELTS minimum overall: 6.5. IELTS minimum by component: 6.0. The University offers intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Advanced soil mechanics; energy geo-technics; foundation engineering; geotechnical structures; soil-structure interaction. Optional modules include: Earthquake engineering; structural safety and reliability; subsea engineering.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of examinations and continuous assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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