Geotechnical Engineering involves engineering in soil and rock, and the use of these materials for construction and design. It also involves protecting and enhancing the physical environment. These engineers work on a variety of projects such as designing foundations for structures, designing tunnels, or planning retaining walls. Some of their duties include gathering information, designing models, performing complex calculations, preparing reports, and supervising and interacting with people.
Geotechnical Engineers often begin their career with a degree in civil engineering
or a related field. These fields may include geology, physics, math, or construction
engineering. Geotechnical Engineers may also obtain a Master's in civil engineering,
geotechnical engineering or a related field.
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