Geotechnical Engineering MSc-Diploma

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements For MSc level entry, students must hold: · A good (minimum 2:1) honours degree in a relevant discipline And/or · Full membership of a relevant professional institution And/or · Equivalent UK/overseas qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis · Students admitted onto the Diploma course who perform well may be allowed to transfer to the MSc course
  • Academic title
    Geotechnical Engineering MSc/Diploma
  • Course description

    One year (MSc), 9 months (Dip).


    This course is offered jointly by Heriot-Watt University and Glasgow University, and is recognised as one of the premier courses in the UK for offering advanced up-to-date training in the theory and practice of geotechnical engineering. The two Universities offer complementary expertise and the course has the support of geotechnical consultants and contractors in Scotland and England.

    The direct role of industry in the course is threefold: through industrial-based projects, through input to the taught modules via a series of case studies, and/or special seminars, and/or field/site visits. The course may be taken on a part-time basis and will therefore appeal to practising engineers who can attend one day per week.

    Funded places are available through Industrial Scholarships, SAAS Awards, European Social Fund and Panasonic Trust Fellowships.

    The course consists of a series of 8 taught modules, plus a project dissertation. The taught modules take place in the first two terms and are examined during the first week of the second and third terms. The MSc degree programme can be taken either full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 yrs).


        * Geological Techniques in Site Investigation
        * Foundation Engineering
        * Numerical Analysis
        * Geotechnical Design Studies
        * Environmental Geotechnics
        * Ground Engineering
        * Rock Mechanics
        * Critical State Soil Mechanics

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