Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering

Study Discipline: Engineering & Technology
Study Programme Details
Country: Malta
Admission Sessions:Spring Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


30 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering program delves into the intricate world of civil, structural, and building engineering, offering a dynamic blend of theoretical exploration and practical application. With a keen eye on current trends and future possibilities in the field, students engage in an immersive journey that uncovers the complexities of geotechnical principles.

Through interdisciplinary themes and collaborative endeavors, students are empowered to embark on advanced research endeavors, guided by esteemed faculty members deeply immersed in their respective domains. The program is structured to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, culminating in the preparation of a dissertation that showcases the student’s mastery of advanced concepts and their ability to contribute to the evolving landscape of geotechnical engineering.


In the Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering program, students develop a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies tailored to address pressing questions in the field. Through hands-on experience and utilization of cutting-edge statistical tools like SPSS, students analyze quantitative data, honing their skills to draw meaningful conclusions and make impactful contributions to the discipline.

With a focus on identifying and exploring research problems, students are encouraged to critically engage with theoretical perspectives, equipping them with the analytical prowess necessary to navigate complex challenges in geotechnical engineering.

Admission Requirements

  1. the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies with at least Second Class (Honours) or
  2. a first cycle degree classified at least at Second Class (Honours) or Category II obtained from the University of Malta, or from any other higher education institution approved by Senate for this purpose in Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Conservation, Cultural Heritage Management, Built Heritage, Construction, Property Management, Built Environment, Environmental Design, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure or in any other area deemed relevant by the Faculty Board or
  3. a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, to be comparable to the qualifications listed in (a) or (b).
  • Dissertation (85 ECTS)
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (5 ECTS)

Non EU Applicants:

Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering program are equipped with the expertise and skills demanded by the industry. Alumni have seamlessly transitioned into roles as geotechnical engineers, shaping the infrastructure of tomorrow with their innovative solutions.

Others have found success as structural engineers, designing resilient and sustainable structures that withstand the test of time. The program’s emphasis on research and critical thinking prepares graduates for diverse career paths, from construction management to environmental consulting, where they contribute their expertise to address global challenges.

Visa Requirements:

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