Geomechanical Engineering

Course overview

A postgraduate specialisation in Geomechanical Engineering will teach you about the engineering behaviour of earth materials.

You will learn how to examine the soil and rock layers that make up the Earth in order to determine their physical and chemical properties. It will equip you to design foundations and earthworks structures for buildings, roads, and many other types of projects.

Areas of study include environmental geotechnics, numerical methods in engineering, and rock engineering.

This degree has been given provisional accreditation at the level of Professional Engineering by the industry governing body, Engineers Australia.

Course requirements

Candidates for the Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical Engineering) complete 144 credit points as listed in the unit of study table.

They also complete 12 weeks of practical experience.

For more information on units of study and degree program requirements visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).