Advanced Geotechnical Engineering - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
PGCert Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFB61024 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFB61025 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Distance Learning PFB61026 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H250, H200, H250, H200, H250, H200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

UKSPEC

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programme Leader

BHATTACHARYA S Prof (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

A comprehensive understanding of some of the challenges faced during the analysis, design and construction of foundation and geotechnical structures.

The ability to select and apply most appropriate analysis methodology for problems in ground engineering including advanced and new methods.

The ability to design foundations in a variety of ground conditions

A working knowledge of the key UK, European and some International standards and codes of practice associated with the analysis and design of foundations and the ability to interpret and apply these to both familiar and unfamiliar problems.

The necessary technical further learning towards fulfilling the educational base for the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
A knowledge and understanding of the key UK, European and International standards and codes of practice relating to ground engineering K
A knowledge and understanding of the construction of different types of geotechnical structure on different ground conditions K
A comprehensive understanding of the principles of engineering mechanics underpinning ground engineering K
Upon completing this programme students will have: The ability to understand the limitations of ground analysis methods K
Upon completing this programme students will have: The knowledge and understanding to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete K
A knowledge and understanding of ground engineering in a commercial/business context K
Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development related to ground engineering K
A knowledge and understanding of the common and less common materials used in ground engineering K
An understanding of construction management K
A critical awareness of new developments and research needs in ground engineering K
DELETE C
The ability to apply fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging ground engineering problems C
A critical awareness of new developments in the field of ground engineering C
The ability to critically evaluate ground engineering design principles and concepts C
The awareness of the commercial, social and environmental impacts associated with foundations C
An awareness and ability to make general evaluations of risk associated with the design and construction of foundations including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk C
The ability to interpret and apply the appropriate UK, European and some International standards and codes of practice to foundation design for both familiar and unfamiliar situations P
The ability to apply fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies. P
The ability to apply the appropriate analysis methodologies to common ground engineering problems as well as unfamiliar problems. P
The ability to collect and analyse research data P
The ability to tackle problems familiar or otherwise which have uncertain or incomplete data P
The ability to use theory or experimental research to improve design and/or analysis P
The ability to generate innovative foundation design P
The awareness of professional and ethical conduct P
Oral and written communication (presentation skills) T
Synthesis and graphical presentation of data T
3D spatial awareness T
Use of sketching and engineering drafting T
Use of word processor, spreadsheet, drawing/presentation T
Technical report writing T
Independent learning skills T
Ability to develop, monitor and update a plan T
Reviewing, assessing, and critical thinking skills T
Teamwork, leadership and negotiation skills T
Time management T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time/distance-learning over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Optional 60 Year-long
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Compulsory 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 1
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Compulsory 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Compulsory 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Compulsory 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Compulsory 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Choose three optional modules. Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Optional Modules - SEMESTER 1: Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: ENGM042, ENGM043 and ENGM053 Selected Construction Management Group Modules: ENGM222, ENGM238, Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: ENGM264, ENGM263, Selected Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules: ENGM034, ENGM035, ENGM036, ENGM055 Selected Bridge Engineering Group modules: ENGM030, ENGM031 and ENGM033 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Optional Modules - SEMESTER 2: Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: ENGM041, ENGM050 and ENGM054 and ENGM157 Selected Construction Management Group Modules: ENGM239 Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: ENGM266, ENGM265, ENGM281, Selected Water and Environment Engineering Group Modules: ENGM039, ENGM057, ENGM038, ENGM040 Selected Bridge Engineering Group Modules: ENGM029, ENGM032 and ENGM052

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM039 GROUNDWATER CONTROL Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Optional 60 Year-long
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Compulsory 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Optional 15 1
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Compulsory 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Compulsory 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Compulsory 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Compulsory 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose three optional modules. Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Optional Modules - SEMESTER 1: Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: ENGM042, ENGM043 and ENGM053 Selected Construction Management Group Modules: ENGM222, ENGM238, Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: ENGM264, ENGM263, Selected Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules: ENGM034, ENGM035, ENGM036, ENGM055 Selected Bridge Engineering Group modules: ENGM030, ENGM031 and ENGM033 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Optional Modules - SEMESTER 2: Selected Structural Engineering Group Modules: ENGM041, ENGM050 and ENGM054 and ENGM157 Selected Construction Management Group Modules: ENGM239 Selected Infrastructure Engineering Group Modules: ENGM266, ENGM265, ENGM281, Selected Water and Environment Engineering Group Modules: ENGM039, ENGM057, ENGM038, ENGM040 Selected Bridge Engineering Group Modules: ENGM029, ENGM032 and ENGM052

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.