A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of landfills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement.
Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "geotechical engineering" or "geoenvironmental engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Geotechnical and GeoEnvironmental Engineering?
This position is very closely related to civil engineering. Working as an engineer in this field, your job will likely have the responsibility of analyzing, planning, and constructing foundations and support structures.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Geotechnical and GeoEnvironmental Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Geotechnical and GeoEnvironmental Engineering