The only degree programme of its kind in Central Europe: In the English language master's programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering at TU Graz, you profit from a combination of two disciplines - geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering. You learn in a practical manner, participating in practice sessions in the laboratory and on-site, and taking part in field trips. For example, you pilot hydraulic projects in Austria’s largest water laboratory.
Students acquire a solid knowledge of geology, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, rock mechanics, tunnelling, hydraulics and structural hydraulic engineering.
- Students design, assess, monitor and create
- supporting structures,
- natural and artificial scarps and slopes,
- tunnels and underground structures,
- dams and hydro power plants
- They quantify soil, rock and hydraulic qualities.
- They focus on the material behaviour of geomaterials.
- They learn about catastrophe management and how to deal with natural hazards.
Students choose from one of the following specialisations:
- Hydraulic engineering and water management
- Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
- Rock mechanics and tunnelling
Geotechnical and hydraulic engineers play an important part in the design, assessment and construction of infrastructure. They are in great demand in the employment market and are known for playing an important role in complex building projects.
Graduates work nationally and internationally
- in engineering offices,
- at firms specialising in underground engineering,
- for developers,
- at universities and
- for state property developers.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated July 14, 2017