36 months
18300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Take your first step towards becoming a professional Chartered Engineering Geologist or Chartered Geotechnical Engineer on this unique BEng Engineering Geology and Geotechnics (Hons) course at University of Portsmouth  – accredited by The Geological Society of London.

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As the only Engineering Geology and Geotechnics (Hons) course at University of Portsmouth 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.

Careers and opportunities

Engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers apply their knowledge of earth, soil and rock to the development of the built environment. They assess the geological suitability of locations chosen for the construction of projects such as bridges, dams, roads and tunnels, so that they can be built in a safe and sustainable way. 

Both engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers are in high demand in the UK and around the world. The Working Futures demand forecast, reported by Engineering UK, predicts the number of environmental professionals in the construction sector will increase by 35% by 2024.


This course is accredited by The Geological Society and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM).

Programme Structure


  • Earth Materials – 20 credits
  • Engineering Geology and Geohazards – 20 credits
  • How the Earth Works – 20 credits
  • Mathematical Principles – 20 credits
  • Sedimentology and Palaeontology – 20 credits
  • Soils & Materials 1 – 20 credits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels – ABB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, in Science subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology or relevant Technology subject) (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T levels – Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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