M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering or Master of Technology in Geotechnical Engineering is a two-year postgraduate Geology course. Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behaviour of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering is important in civil engineering but is also used by military, mining, petroleum, or any other engineering concerned with construction on or in the ground. It is concerned with building on, in, or with soil and rock. Geotechnical engineers design dams, embankments, cuts, foundations, retaining walls, anchors, tunnels, and all other structures directly interacting with the subsoil, both onshore and offshore. Geotechnical engineering shares common interests with other disciplines such as structural engineering, engineering geology, material science, or petroleum engineering. The subjects include engineering behaviour of soil and rock, geomechanics, foundations, earth support structures, dams, tunnels, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics, site improvement, biosynthetic, groundwater, pollutant transport, chemical behaviour of soil, waste disposal facilities.

M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering Eligibility

  • B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree with minimum 50%marks or equivalent CGPA
  • Some of the very reputed institutes conduct entrance examination for admission.

M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering Course Suitability

  • Students interested in studying the utilization of soils, rocks, aggregates, concrete, bituminous materials, pavement systems, fly ash, and bulk solids will find a variety of opportunities in both coursework and research also can go for it.
  • The course is suitable to focuses on the understanding and application of how soil and rock are used as engineering materials within our built environment.
  • Those who want to become teacher and lecturer also are suitable for it; for becoming permanent lecturer they should have passed the UGC-NET exam.

How is M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering Course Beneficial?

  • The course is beneficial to provide background knowledge and training to prepare students to analyse, design and construct structures, and to provide solutions to problems in geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics.
  • They can also prepare and provide analysis support to both junior and senior staff, assist the professional development of junior staff and review analysis and reports from other experienced engineers.
  • The course also aims to train specialists in the areas of geophysical and earthquake engineering who can evaluate, predicting and reducing the risk of earthquakes.
  • They can also go for further research work after the course.


B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree with minimum 50%marks or equivalent CGPA
  • M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering Syllabus

    Syllabus of Geotechnical Engineering as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study


    Engineering Behaviour of Soils


    Design of Foundations, Embankments & Earth Structures


    Rock mechanics and Tunnelling


    Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics


    Elective Courses


    Finite Element Methods in Framed Structures


    Geotechnical Foundation Design


    Soil and Site Improvement


    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


    Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory


    Physico Chemical Behaviour of Soils


    Econ Decision Analysis in CE


    Construction Equipment Management


    Theory of Plasticity


    Groundwater Hydrology and Sampling


    Geotechnical Landfill Design & Maintenance


    Special Problems

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