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University of Portsmouth BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
University of Portsmouth

BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics

Southsea, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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GBP 9,250 / per year *


* for UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students/EU residents | £18,300/year: international students


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Take your first step towards becoming a professional Chartered Engineering Geologist or Chartered Geotechnical Engineer on this unique BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree course – accredited by The Geological Society of London.

As the only engineering degree taught in science anywhere in the UK, this course will enable you to apply geoscience to the built environments of the future.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of geological science and develop the technical expertise to work on the design and construction of tunnels, roads, dams, and surface and underground mine excavations at a university where engineering geology and geotechnics have been taught for more than 50 years.

Course highlights

  • Build practical engineering geology and geotechnics skillset, including gamma spectrometry, electron microscopy, crystal growth and low-temperature physics, and use our specialist petrology, geochemistry and rock mechanics labs.
  • Get out of the classroom and put what you learn into practice on field trips to locations such as the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Norfolk, the Cotswolds, Scotland and the French Alps.
  • Take advantage of our outstanding industry links, learning from academics with experience from the heart of the sector, including the British Geological Survey, Atkins and ACOM.
  • Study on the only Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree to offer at least 44 weeks of paid work placement at organisations such as Mott McDonald and Ramboll UK.

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This course is accredited by The Geological Society.


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