Engineering Geology MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Engineering Geology MSc. These are the modules studied in 2021/22 and will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study in 2022/23. All modules are subject to change.

Geological investigation and characterisation – 30 credits

Develop your ability to characterise the ground for engineering geological purposes and learn to develop various types of engineering geological models, whilst to identify the importance of the laboratory and field aspects of an engineering geology investigation.

Soils engineering – 30 credits

Taught by the School of Civil Engineering, on this module you will learn the basic principles of soil mechanics and foundation engineering as practiced by civil engineers.

Rock engineering – 30 credits

This module aims to provide the theoretical understanding of Rock Mechanics and the practical knowledge of Rock Engineering, needed by a practicing engineering geologist.

Hydrogeology and contaminant processes – 15 credits

Learn the basics of hydrogeology such as the fundamental physics of flow and contaminant transport, how to measure aquifer hydraulic properties, issues of groundwater control in construction and more.

Hazards, resilience and sustainable engineering – 15 credits

Gain an overview of several key engineering geological hazards and develop your knowledge in the identification, monitoring and mitigation of them, including how we respond to the hazard posed by the ground and climate change in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

Engineering Geology – Dissertation project – 60 credits

Using the knowledge that you have gained throughout your degree you will choose a topic from a range of subject areas and project themes for your independent dissertation. You may have the opportunity to work with our industry partners on your dissertation project.