Master's Programme in Geoengineering


Master's Programme in Geoengineering

Most construction materials, everyday household items, energy sources and groundwater originate from the earth. Good knowledge of geological conditions is essential for optimal construction of buildings, roads and tunnels. Urbanization, climate change and increasing use of natural resources greatly affects our everyday lives and use of the geological environment. To solve challenges related to aforementioned megatrends involve special skills in an important area of applied earth sciences, called geoengineering.

The Master’s Programme in Geoengineering offers a good overview of civil engineering. It provides competences that are needed to understand the behavior of soils, rock masses and building materials. As a geoengineer you will have a good understanding of engineered structures covering the whole life cycle from research and design to construction, maintenance and recycling. Field investigations, laboratory experiments and numerical modelling are the tools we count on.

The three lines of specialization in the Master's Programme in Geoengineering are; geotechnical engineering, rock engineering and highway engineering. In geotechnical engineering the main fields of interest are mechanical, hydraulic and thermal properties of soil and their impact on design of structures, foundations, ground improvements and infrastructure. The core fields in rock engineering are rock mechanics, mining methods and design of tunnels and underground structures. In highway engineering the focus areas are the structural design of roads and their constitution and characterization of bituminous materials.

More information about Geoengineering: Department of Civil Engineering