- Course: MSc Engineering Geology
- Year of graduation: 2010
I really enjoyed the MSc. in Engineering Geology. It built on what I had touched upon in my undergraduate course and broadened my understanding of the world I was working/wanted to work. It covers a good range of subjects from fundamental things like soil and rock mechanics to more recent developments in the subject, such as changing approaches to slope stability and climate change. Also it has a global approach to the subject, which is good rather than being focused on UK aspects. The course has greatly improved my employment prospects, I increased my knowledge and skills and was able to do more at work. Off the back of my MSc. in Engineering Geology I have got a new job in Australia with a leading geotechnical engineering consultancy.
The dissertation is an opportunity for you to focus on an area of personal interest and really go into detail and use all the knowledge learnt during the course to develop an idea. I really enjoyed spending time on my project and assessing the reasons for slope instability and the implications of these. Upon completion, your dissertation gives you something to talk to other professionals about or even present or take with you to interviews.