Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Master of Engineering Science
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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Program code: 
CVENRT8338
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Ajay Raj Adhikari, Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology)

Although the subject matter is very complex, the lecturers and tutors are extremely helpful and willing to tailor lectures to individual classes to meet the different interests and situations.

Ajay Raj Adhikari, Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology)

The UNSW Master of Engineering Science in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology is a two-year full-time or flexible part-time degree. The degree was developed to encourage the application of a deeper understanding of geotechnical theory to solve practical problems in areas including soil mechanics, rock mechanics, slope stability, foundation design, earthworks and dam engineering.

If you are looking for a way to expand your career options in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology or would like to move your existing engineering career in a new direction, the Master of Engineering Science will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge that you can apply to your professional engineering projects.

This Master of Engineering Science degree is for practising Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists. The majority of the geotechnical courses are offered with a compulsory short course, on-campus component. Students are expected to follow this up with personal study and assignments through the rest of the trimester. This flexibility enables our industry-based students from around Australia, New Zealand and Asia to attend.

The degree is designed for students who already have a four-year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. While this program takes two years to complete, you may be granted credit for some courses. If you have a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area, you can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program.

To be considered for this degree, you need a recognised four-year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 70% average in one of the following: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering with Architecture or Mining Engineering.

"Although the subject matter is very complex, the lecturers and tutors are extremely helpful and willing to tailor lectures to individual classes to meet the different interests and situations." - Ajay Raj Adhikari, International Student in Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology)

UNSW Engineering is Australia’s largest and longest-standing engineering faculty and is home to a plethora of internationally recognised degrees. The Master of Engineering Science in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology is convened by the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is consistently ranked in the world's top 20. A degree from UNSW Engineering offers local and international students the very best in training. It is highly regarded by employers and opens doors to local and global career opportunities.

 

Required Background

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average in any Engineering discipline. 

 

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.