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MSc Applied Geosciences - Engineering Geology

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

146000 HKD
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583

World University Ranking

About this course

The curriculum was designed for the working Engineering Geologist but the theme is open to engineers and scientists who wish to advance their understanding of Geology and the work of the Engineering Geologist. This option concentrates on the application of geology and mechanics in geotechnical engineering and the development of engineering geological skills.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the Engineering Geology Theme, the Engineering Geology with HKIE Approved Courses Theme and the Environmental Geology Theme should possess a Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in Science, Engineering or a related subject. Applicants for the other themes should possess a Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in any subject.

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Course Modules

Engineering Geology Theme - Core courses (63 credits)

  • GEOS7010 *Geology principles and practice (6 credits)
  • GEOS7011 Advanced geology of Hong Kong (6 credits) OR
  • GEOS7033 Geology of Hong Kong (6 credits)
  • GEOS7012 Site Investigation and engineering geological techniques (6 credits)
  • GEOS7015 Rock mechanics (3 credits)
  • GEOS7016 Soil mechanics (3 credits)
  • GEOS7020 Project I (3 credits)
  • GEOS7021 Geological fieldwork I (3 credits)
  • GEOS8001 Hydrogeology (3 credits)
  • GEOS8002 Professional practice in applied geosciences (3 credits)
  • GEOS8003 Seminars on unforeseen ground conditions,
  • Geotechnical and environmental failures (3 credits)
  • GEOS8005 Field testing and instrumentation in engineering geology (3 credits)
  • GEOS8020 Project II (9 credits)
  • GEOS8101 Engineering geology and geotechnical design (6 credits)
  • GEOS8102 Rock engineering and geomaterials (6 credits)

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How to Apply

Applications should be submitted early in the year and in no case after April 30 and June 30 for non-local and local applications respectively. Programme details can be downloaded from http://www.scifac.hku.hk/pg/prospective/tpg

Online application can be accessed via http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg

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