Geotechnical Engineering (M.ENG.)

Illinois Tech’s Master of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering program provides background knowledge and training to prepare students to analyze, design, and construct structures, and to provide solutions to problems in geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics.

The subjects include engineering behavior of soil and rock, geomechanics, foundations, earth support structures, dams, tunnels, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics, site improvement, geosynthetics, groundwater, pollutant transport, chemical behavior of soil, and waste disposal facilities. Laboratory experiments and computer analyses/modeling are incorporated.

Program Overview

This program provides background knowledge and training to prepare students to analyze, design, and construct structures, and to provide solutions to problems in geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics. Laboratory experiments and computer analyses/modeling are incorporated.

Career Opportunities

Our graduate Master of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Managing engineer (geotechnical engineering)
  • Senior engineer (geotechnical/structural)

The Master of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering program covers such topics as engineering behavior of soil and rock, geomechanics, foundations, earth support structures, dams, tunnels, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics, and site improvement. Laboratory experiments and computer analyses/modeling are incorporated.

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Admissions requirements ensure that incoming students are well-prepared and qualified to succeed in their chosen program. Prospective students must review each program of interest to determine whether they meet admissions requirements as outlined in the course bulletin.