Applied Rock Engineering, Certificate | Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Develop your knowledge of geomaterials and their use in industry with the Applied Rock Engineering course at Newcastle University.


This Applied Rock Engineering module at Newcastle University will develop your knowledge of geomaterials in the context of the extractive and construction industries. We focus on the analysis and design of engineered rock structures with applications in civil engineering, quarrying and open pit mining.

In this module you will learn:

how to describe rocks and soils in the context of investigation and as geological hazardsthe controls and characteristics of mineral construction raw materialstesting techniques for rock materials and aggregateshard and soft ground excavation techniquesthe properties of rock materials and masstypes of failures of rock structurestechniques for stabilising rock structureshow to evaluate and analyse failures in rock structures

Programme Structure

Teaching on this module will include:
  • lectures
  • reading
  • practical sessions
  • tutorials
  • fieldwork

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Tuition Fee

The fees for this course will be announced soon.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
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