Illinois Institute of Technology

Armour College of Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering


S.R. Crown Hall

Suite 252

Chicago, IL 60661

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Geotechnical Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Air Resources; Graduate Certificate in Bioengineering; Graduate Certificate in Current Energy Issues; Graduate Certificate in Food Process Engineering; Graduate Certificate in Food Safety and Technology; Graduate Certificate in Hazardous Waste Engineering; Graduate Certificate in Indoor Air Quality Particle Processing; Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Processing; Graduate Certificate in Physiology for Pharmaceutical Applications; Graduate Certificate in Polymer Synthesis and Characterization/Processing; Graduate Certificate in Process Operations Management; Graduate Certificate in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering programs provide background knowledge and training to prepare students to analyze, design and construct structures, and to provide solutions to problems in geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics. The subjects include engineering behavior of soil and rock, geomechanics, foundations, earth support structures, dams, tunnels, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics, site improvement, geosynthetics, groundwater, pollutant transport, chemical behavior of soil, waste disposal facilities. Laboratory experiments and computer analyses/modeling are incorporated.


Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL minimum (if required): 550/213/80 (paper based/ computer based/ internet based)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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