MSc Engineering Geology
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- Demonstrate a broad range of in-depth knowledge in order to allow professional practice in any aspect of engineering geology.- Use relevant field and laboratory techniques for the practice of engineering geology.- Develop critical analysis and use advanced knowledge of the application of geological and geomorphological processes to civil engineering design, even in the absence of complete data sets.- Use numeracy skills essential to the professional practice of engineering geology.- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in soils engineering and rock engineering sufficient to allow professional competence in these areas to the level normally expected for practicing engineering geologists.- Demonstrate the skills required to use modern analytical and numerical approaches to solve geotechnical problems such as soil and rock slope design, underground space design.- Work effectively in a team having developed essential teamwork and professional skills to allow successful project completion in a professional engineering framework.- Use skills required to digitally manipulate data from borehole sampling and geotechnical testing in industry standard software, for facilitating construction of geological and geotechnical models. - Communicate the results of their work to both a professional engineering / geological audience or to the public at large.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire mastery of:- Methods of project/problem specification and management.- In-depth knowledge of methods for independent study/research.- Critical review of the work of colleagues in a professional environment.- Methods of independent learning which will allow successful participation in continuing professional development as required for professional accreditation by the relevant body (Geological Society of London, Engineering Council).- The development of strong teamwork skills within a scientific environment.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the programme and will include:- Demonstrating the in-depth knowledge of geological principles and techniques relevant to civil engineering.- Demonstrating skills competence in areas that cover the broad range of Engineering Geology as a discipline.