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Geomechanical Engineering


A postgraduate major in Geomechanical Engineering will teach you about the engineering behaviour of earth materials.

You will learn how to examine the soil and rock layers that make up the earth in order to determine their physical and chemical properties to design foundations and earthworks structures for buildings, roads, and many other types of projects.

Areas of study include environmental geotechnics, numerical methods of engineering, and rock engineering.

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