12 months full time; up to 48 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time *
International: full time £14,750 part time fees
*Please note that the part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis, and include an annual administration fee.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme responds to a national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists with advanced training in geotechnical engineering. It is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng Honours degree or Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc Honours. It is also accredited by the Geological Society (GeolSoc).
This programme will provide you with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist technical skills and an awareness of responsibilities to society and the environment. You will be addressing areas such as:
You will also experience an overseas residential field trip at the end of Semester 2 so that you can apply your technical knowledge and explored a wide range of exemplar sites.
Studying Engineering Geology at Newcastle, means you will be immersed in an environment combining students from civil engineering, geological and other scientific backgrounds and where cross-pollination of academic training and experience is actively encouraged.
You take compulsory modules plus optional modules, followed by a research project written up as a dissertation.
A full range of teaching methods is used including lectures, tutorials, seminars, open learning, group projects, computing workshops, laboratory and fieldwork, and site visits. All modules are taught in blocks of one or two weeks. Assessment is by formal written examinations, course work, a dissertation, and oral presentations.
Numerous contributions are made to the course by prominent visitors from the construction industry. Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
A second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in civil engineering or geology is preferred; other degrees are considered, as is work experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each category, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.