University of Portsmouth: Engineering Geology

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science and Health
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

**Overview**
Ready to apply your geological knowledge to engineering and construction projects both onshore and offshore, and take your studies to postgraduate level? Our MSc Engineering Geology degree course is for you.

You'll learn the advanced skills needed to understand the impact of geological conditions on engineering structures such as tunnels, dams, mines, quarries, offshore platforms and wind farms, plan and conduct detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology to identify adverse ground conditions, and design suitable remedial measures for these types of structures.

Geological expertise is critical in all types of civil engineering projects – and when you graduate, you'll be able to meet the huge national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists. The course will lead to a career in the environmental, engineering geological and geotechnical sectors.

This course is accredited by the Geological Society of London. It offers advanced professional and scientific training, providing an accelerated route for you to attain Chartered Status, such as Chartered Geologist (CGeol) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) on graduation.

**What you'll experience**
On this course, you'll:
- Learn from expert staff and researchers with extensive expertise in engineering geology and geotechnics.

- Become skilled in lab, computer and field techniques through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field work and practical sessions

- Get hands-on experience of engineering geological mapping techniques, geomorphological and terrain analysis, applied GIS and remote sensing using current industry standard applications and techniques.

- Take part in field trips, both locally and overseas, to develop your advanced engineering geological and geomorphological mapping and data collection skills.

- Complete your own research project in the UK or abroad with opportunities to work with industrial partners on a joint project.

**Careers and opportunities**
Potential roles include geotechnical engineer, engineering geologist, mining engineer and tunneling engineer for major mining companies, as well as environmental, geological and geotechnical consultancies.

**What can you do with an Engineering Geology degree?**
Our previous graduates have also pursued careers in:
- Engineering geology consultants

- Geotechnical consultants and contractors

- Environmental organisations

- Marine and offshore consultants

- Civil service and local government

- Mining and quarry industries

This course also has strong research skills training, advanced analytical components and an extensive research project, ideal if you wish to pursue further research at PhD level. We'll give you as much support as possible in finding employment through use of our Alumni network, close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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