School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Engineering Geology with Consultancy Skills
This programme aims to provide geology and engineering graduates with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge and specialist technical skills appropriate for success in a science- and engineering-based consultancy business. It also helps to develop your knowledge and understanding of the framework within which business opportunities are identified and pursued within the civil engineering sector. The MSc comprises a taught component (100 credits) and a consultancy project (80 credits). Compulsory modules (80 credits) include the following: the construction business; research methods; investigation, testing and interpretation; foundation design; rock engineering; slopes and walls; geoskills and geomechanics. Optional technical modules (20 credits) are then taken from the following: groundwater assessment; environmental geology; field class; contaminated land. An innovative feature of this programme is that technical modules are normally taught in one- or two-week blocks.
The consultancy project enables you to gain experience of undertaking a substantial individual research project, the aims of which are identified through liaison with a real-world client. The outcomes of the project are delivered in a substantial report, which is designed to meet the needs of the individual clients.
This programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Civil Engineers, Insti