Geotechnical Engineering

8.103.00.03 Geotechnical Engineering
Qualification awarded: Master's degree in Earth Sciences with the specialization: Geotechnical engineering
Entry year: 2022
Mode of study: full
Program duration: 1.5 years
Institute: Institute of Geodesy
Number of credits: 90 ECTS credits
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework: NQF Level 7 (Second cycle of QF-EHEA / EQF Level 7)
Field(s) of study: Natural sciences
Specific admission requirements: Bachelor's degree
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: Nostrification is required if the previous level is obtained in another country, and might be done by Lviv Polytechnic.
Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation requirements: Full implementation of the educational program and master's qualification exam
Characteristics of the educational program: Educational and professional training program is based on the known positions and results of modern scientific research in geophysics, geology, geodesy, cartography, geodynamics, meteorology and climatology and oriented to the future professional and scientific carrier. Program objective is to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills, sufficient to successfully perform their professional duties specialty 103 "Earth Sciences" with specialization "Geotechnical engineering" and prepare students for future employment in the chosen specialty. Provide the knowledge for the professional activities with the possible continuation of the study to get higher level of the qualification skill. Modern laboratories will be used for the proper formation of the educational process at the departments of the Institute of Geodesy. An obligatory research practice should be done in the frame of master’s degree qualification project, according to the specialization, and all students should complete both: practical and theoretical research. The total amount of educational and professional program - 90 ECTS credits, including general training cycle.: - 6 cr., cycle of professional training - 84 cr.
Програмні результати навчання: - demonstration of the deep knowledge to proceed the experiments, data collection, modelling and analysis of the results of computations, systemic thinking and creative ideas in the area of Earth Sciences; - ability to demonstrate knowledge in professionally oriented disciplines of specialty; - demonstrate the knowledge of the current stage and modern technologies in the area of natural sciences of Earth; - knowledge of basic concepts in geotechnical engineering; - demonstration of the deep knowledge to proceed the experiments, data collection, modelling and analysis of the results of computations, systemic thinking and creative ideas in the area of Earth Sciences; - ability to demonstrate knowledge in professionally oriented disciplines of specialty; - demonstrate the knowledge of the current stage and modern technologies in the area of natural sciences of Earth; - knowledge of basic concepts in geotechnical engineering; - apply the acquired knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate, and solve the appropriated professional problems; - systems thinking and apply creative abilities to the formation of fundamentally new ideas; - clearly communicate and explicitly explain own conclusions to the experts, not experts and other persons; - be focused and persistent, lifelong study, to realize social and moral responsibility for the study and professional activities.
Academic mobility: No, but mobility is encouraged and recognized in accordance with procedures of ECTS
Work placement(s): An important aspect of training in the Earth Sciences is Research practice on the topic of master’s qualification work, which is held on construction companies and engineering companies, departmental offices of engineering profile.
Programme director: Smirnova Olha Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Engineereng geodesy, 258-23-87, olha.m.smirnova@lpnu.ua
Occupational profiles of graduates: Master of Earth Sciences with specialization "Geotechnical engineering" can occupy following positions: researcher, planning engineer, engineer-researcher in the field of engineering, lecturer of the university, the head of the unit, the head of the functional team, specialist in geotechnical engineering for construction companies and engineering companies.
Access to further studies: Possibility of further education to get the third (education and research) level of higher education.
Other program features: Agreement on dual certification is available.