What will I learn

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Geotechnics and Geohazards (Master's Programme)

What will I learn?

Digital technology for solving tomorrows problems

You learn how to use digital methods for planning, interpretation and presentation of soil investigation. Data from laboratory tests and field instrumentation are recorded using digital technology. You will also get training in the use of advanced engineering software for analysis of geotechnical design problems like slope stability excavations, bearing capacity and pile foundations.

The digital tools and methods presented in Master in Geotechnics and Geohazards is well integrated with a comprehensive theoretical basis. This enables you to become a skilled engineer trained in state-of-the-art engineering software while at the same time understanding the theoretical background.

You who graduate with a Master's Degree in Geotechnics and Geohazards are well prepared for the digital shift and ready to contribute to the technology development required for solving tomorrows problems.

An interdisciplinary perspective

Internationally, challenges within and the consequences of geohazards are even bigger than they are in Norway. Analysis of the problems and the need for satisfying answers require qualifications within several subjects.

The entire set of problems must be seen from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from:

  • geology
  • hydrogeology
  • geotechnics
  • mechanics
  • numeric modelling
  • risk analyses
  • earthquakes.

The Master's Degree Programme in Geotechnics and Geohazards is closely related to the Civil and Environmental Engineering programme, but it offers an even greater opportunity for specialization within Geotechnics and Geohazards.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable development goals

Geotechnics and geohazards focuses on the following sustainable development goals: