We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.
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Good morning! I would like to ask what is the main difference between Geotechnical Engineering MSc & Geotechnical Engineering and Management MSc apart from a different course! By choosing the second one, would I be able to pursue a different career? If yes, could you please inform me about such possible job positions related to engineering and management? Thank you!
Good morning and thank you for your question. The Geotechnical Engineering and Management Masters includes a module ‘Geotechnical Asset Management’ that replaces the ‘Underground Construction’ module in the Geotechnical Engineering MSc. The choice between the two courses is a question of where you would like to be in your future career.
Both the MSc Geotechnical Engineering & Geotechnical Engineering and Management Masters highlights your specialist knowledge and counts towards Chartered Engineer accreditation. The Geotechnical Engineering and Management Masters would give you the option to move into the management side of geotechnical work as opposed to remaining a geotechnical specialist.
Please contact me via the email address on the MSc web page if you would like to discuss this further.
Smart infrastructure is the focus of my work on the railway but I’m not an engineer. How could this course benefit me in my role?
I have attached a FAQ file. If you need more information, then please contact our Ms Joy Grey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hello, I applied for the Msc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration (Distance Learning). I would like to ask how the examinations take place in case of Distance-learning Study Mode?
Examinations normally take place in April. If you are a UK student you are expected to attend the University. If you are non-UK student then examinations may be taken, by special arrangement, in your local university or the British Embassy.
For detailed information about your case please contact our Ms Joy Grey at: email@example.com. Please be sure to send her your University ID if you have already applied for this course.
how would you compare this masters in geotechnical engineering to a similar one, say in imperical college http://www.imperial.ac.uk/civil-engineering/prospective-students/postgraduate-taught-admissions/geotechnics-cluster/msc-soil-mechanics/
Thank you for your question. The MSc at Imperial is titled Soil Mechanics and I understand there is a clear focus on that area of geotechnical engineering within that MSc.
The Geotechnical Engineering MSc at the University of Birmingham is an accredited programme for Engineers seeking Chartered Engineer status and covers the wider elements of geotechnical engineering. These are Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Slopes and Retaining Structures, Ground Investigation, Engineering Earthworks and Underground Construction. Please see the modules listed on our website.
The Geotechnical Engineering MSc is aimed at delivering ‘industry ready’ graduates so you can be sure that our research informed teaching, guest and visiting industry lecturers along with over 60 years of delivering the MSc means you get one of the most highly regarded postgraduate qualifications in the industry.
Please contact Dr. Alexander Royal if you have any further questions on the programme content or email me through the MSc web page.