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Geotechnical Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering includes the study of mechanical behavior of geomaterials (soils and rocks), in relation to design and construction of civil engineering structures such as building foundations, retaining structures, embankments and excavations. UMD students focusing in geotechnical engineering learn geotechnical engineering techniques that are not limited to civil engineering projects but also extend to the mining field, such design and construction of underground excavations (tunnels and caverns) and surface excavations (open pits).

Sample course plan for undergraduates focusing in Geotechnical Engineering

Facilities

Geomaterials Laboratory

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