Masters | Postgraduate Course - Applied Geotechnics MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 MSc fees UK/EU: £10,500 full-time; £5,250 part-time (where available) International: £23,700 full-time PgDip fees UK/EU: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time (where available)International: £15,800 full-time (where available)
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Applied Geotechnics MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, up to 3 years part-time

Geotechnics provides insight into geological engineering design work and highlights complications that can arise from engineering production. For example, they can predict and measure damage caused by natural disasters, and innovate ways to reduce and prevent future issues through the construction of structure such as dams. Our developing world needs safe and stable space, as our infrastructures expand onto new land and those who work in the line of work will ensure that this can happen effectively.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • CSMM118 Project and Dissertation 60
  • CSMM130 Excavation and Geomechanics 15
  • CSMM131 Health and Safety in the Extractive Industry 15
  • CSMM136 Project Management 15

Optional modules
Select 75 Credits@

  • CSMM083 Resource Estimation 15
  • CSMM135 Economics, Processing & Environment 15
  • CSMM137 Hydrogeology 15
  • CSMM140 Surface Excavation Design 15
  • CSMM144 Tunnelling and Underground Excavation 15
  • CSMM145 Production and Cost Estimation 15
  • CSMM153 Mine Planning and Design 15
  • CSMM176 Geomechanics Computer Modelling for Excavation Design 15
  • CSMM185 Soil and Water Contamination 15

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree from a recognised university (typically a 2:2 or higher) in a mining, geological, engineering, science or mathematical discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

In addition, a degree form Camborne School of Mines will teach the necessary technical skills and theoretical knowledge required, as well as additional complementary skills relating to communications, teamwork and problem solving. We have excellent rates of graduate employment, with many postgraduates working overseas.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to enjoy careers as geotechnical engineer, rock mechanics engineer, geologist, design engineer and tunnelling engineer. Our graduates have gone to work for some exceptional companies such as Cross Rail and Bam Nutthallt. This information has been taken from the

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey (2011-2016). Please note that, due to data protection, the job title and organisation do not necessarily correspond.