A focus on tropical soils behaviour should give overseas students an added inducement to choose the geotechnical side of engineering at Durham University, says senior lecturer David Toll. The university offers two courses in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering.
The tropical bias, building on the university's research interests, covers both normal saturated soils behaviour such as landslides, but also, less often considered, unsaturated and dry soils.
Standard geotechnical subjects are also taught.
A six month teaching section is followed by a six month written project.