Newcastle University: Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology)

InstitutionNewcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering (Civil)
Web http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/
Study type Research

Summary

Our geotechnical engineering and engineering geology research is revolutionary worldwide. You will work with academics who are leaders in their field so that your research has a real impact on civil engineering.

By pursuing research in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on geotechnical engineering and geology. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Within the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences we have a research group focussed on geotechnics and structures, which deals with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management, focussing on the concepts of:
•sustainability in construction
•climate change and the effects on civil engineering.

We provide MPhil and PhD supervision within the broad disciplines of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Our current research areas are:
•seismic engineering and extreme loadings
•slope stability
•multi-phase flow and coupled multi-field analysis
•soil modelling
•waste minimisation and reuse
•ground improvement
•site characterisation.

We also encourage multidisciplinary research, such as:
•ground improvement and remediation
•in situ testing
•geotechnical design
•geotechnical processes in construction and the natural environment.

As a result of our research we have been able to revolutionise electrokinetic geosynthetics, self-boring pressuremeters, geothermal testing and construct a full-scale embankment for field experimentation.

Delivery:

Off-campus study may be available in some circumstances, particularly if you have industrial sponsorship. Our programme includes intensive subject-specific supervision and training in research methodologies and core skills. You will also have an opportunity to undertake paid laboratory demonstrations and tutoring to gain teaching experience.

You will be taught by eminent academics who are experts in the field, such as:
•Dr Colin Davie, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
•Professor Peter Gosling, Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics
•Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Professor of Civil Engineering.

View our geotechnical and structure academic staff and current research projects online.

Facilities:

The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects.
•Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
•Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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Our University

Newcastle University is ranked one of the best in the UK for teaching and learning. We are also a world-leader in academic excellence and original research.

  • Top 200 for Graduate Employability (out of 600 analysed universities) in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings® 2018
  • First class rating and ranked 20th in the UK for Sustainability (People & Planet's University League 2017)
  • Top 20 'most targeted' university by the UK's leading employers for the last six years (The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research 2012-2018 – a report into the universities most targeted for graduate employees ...

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