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Bolton Institute

Geotechnical engineering Environmental geotechnology

A modular course studied in 12 months full time or three years part time. Modules are ground investigation, fundamentals of geotechnics, foundation engineering, ground improvement and containment systems, contract law and management, problem soils, environmental geotechnology, theoretical modelling design, safety and monitoring and earth and retaining structures. A major part of the course comprises research leading to a dissertation, often with an environmental bias. Entry requirements are an honours degree in civil engineering, geology or a related subject, or a relevant professional qualification. Support from the European Social Fund may be available forfull-time students who are unemployed at the start of the course.

A modular course of 12 months full time, three years part time, or three to five years via Internet. Modules are ground investigation, fundamentals of geotechnics, foundation engineering, ground improvement and containment systems, contaminated land reclamation, environmental law and management, waste management and revalorisation and surface and groundwater pollution. The course is completed by a major research project leading to a dissertation. Entry is an honours degree in civil engineering, environmental health, environmental science of geology or a related subject, or a relevant professional qualification. Support from the European Social Fund may be available for full time students unemployed at the start of the Dr Paul McMahon, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bolton Institute, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB.Tel: 01204 528851 ext 3425.Fax: 01204 903441.Email: pm4@bolton.ac.uk

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