Geotechnical Engineering, Master in United States

Illinois Institute of Technology

Study in:United States
Deadline: 1 Jun 2019


The Geotechnical Engineering program offered by the Illinois Institute of Technology has a hundred-year-long tradition of educating civil engineers who are stewards of the systems that are the foundation of human environment. These include building systems; transportation systems for roads, rail, waterways, and airways; water supply and treatment systems; and air protection systems.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Behavior of Soils
  • Design of Foundations, Embankments & Earth Structures
  • Rock mechanics and Tunneling
  • Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
  • Finite Element Methods in Framed Structures
  • Geotechnical Foundation Design
  • Soil and Site Improvement
  • Introduction To Geographic Information Systems

Academic Requirements

  • Direct Entry students must have TOEFL Composite of 80 or higher or IELTS Composite of 6.5 or higher.
  • Students at TOEFL Composite of 70-89 or IELTS Composite of 5.5-6.0 can be tested upon entry and with sufficient scores take concurrent English courses, PESL.
  • In general, Illinois Tech requires a four-year bachelor’s degree conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission.
  • GRE is required.
  • Personal Statement is required.
  • Letter of Recommendation is recommended, but not required.

Detailed Program Facts

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