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Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Glasgow University

Geotechnical engineering

A one-year full-time or two to three years part-time course offered jointly by the Universities of Heriot-Watt and Glasgow. The course places great importance on its research strengths and strong links with local industry. It consists of 10 taught modules plus a project and dissertation. Modules include numerical analysis, foundation engineering, critical state soil mechanics, environmental geotechnics, geotechnical design studies, site investigation, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics, soil dynamics, problem soils and constitutive modelling of granular soils. Suitable for civil Dr John Oliphant, Dept of Civil &Offshore Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, EH144AS. Tel: 0131 451 3157. Fax:0131 451 5078. Email:

Engineering graduates with a good honours degree and as a conversion course for good graduates in geology, engineering geology, geography, earth sciences and environmental engineering who wish to pursue a career in geotechnical engineering. Practising engineers can complete the course part time by attending one day a week. Funded places are available through EPSRC Advanced course studentships, SAAS Awards, ESF, Panasonic trust fellowships and university studentships.

Dr Bill Stewart, Dept of Civil Engineering, Rankine Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8LT.Tel: 0141 330 5203. Fax: 0141330 4557.Email:

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