Geoengineering relies on a wide range of disciplines, including geoscience and material science, mechanics and construction. Structures of interest are foundations, roads, excavations and underground structures like tunnels.
Due to the fact, that most construction materials and everyday household items, energy sources, as well as the groundwater, origin from the earth, the geoengineering is the hidden science behind our everyday life. Additionally, the megatrends like the urbanisation, climate change and an increasing use of natural resources create huge societal challenges for the geoengineers to solve.
Geotechnical studies provides tools for design of foundations for buildings and roads in challenging environments. Experts in construction of tunnels and underground spaces are needed for safe and economical solutions. Knowledge provided by highway engineers are essential to develop future traffic lines and communities. The field of geoengineering also covers extraction and recycling of mineral based materials.
The Master’s Programme in Geoengineering gives you the knowledge, skills, and competences needed to understand the behaviour of soils for geotechnical engineering, of rocks for rock engineering and mining and of road structures for highway engineering. As a graduate of our programme, you will have a firm grasp of the entire life cycle of engineered geotechnical structures. This covers the entire life cycle from research and design to construction, maintenance and recycling. Field investigations, laboratory experiments and numerical modelling are the tools we develop and use to tackle the challenges in design and construction.