Geotechnical Engineer

Conduct survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock placed under pressure by proposed structures which can have above and below ground foundations.

Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Roles and responsibilities

Geotechnical engineers:

  • obtain soil and rock samples at different depths across sites
  • test samples to determine their strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is built on top of it
  • determine the safe loading level for the soil 
  • assess and monitor any risks posed by site conditions

Geotechnical engineers are often employed in the construction or mining industries.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Geotechnical engineers:

  • obtain soil and rock samples at different depths across sites
  • test samples to determine their strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is built on top of it
  • determine the safe loading level for the soil 
  • assess and monitor any risks posed by site conditions

Geotechnical engineers are often employed in the construction or mining industries.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Geotechnical Engineer

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Undergraduate Courses To Become

Geotechnical Engineer

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Postgraduate Courses To Become

Geotechnical Engineer

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