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).
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- 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
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesGeology General Engineering & Technology View 222 other Bachelors in Geology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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International18300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Portsmouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.