Geo-Technical Engineering

Selection criteria in Geotechnical Engineering for foundation for buildings depend on two factors, i.e. factors related to ground (soil) conditions and factors related to loads from the structure.

An introduction to Geo Technical Engineering

Geo-Technical Engineering, also known as geotechnics, is the application of scientific methods and engineering principles to the acquisition, interpretation, and use of knowledge of materials of the Earth's crust and earth materials for the solution of engineering problems and the design of engineering works.

                    In another words, Geo-Technical Engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the analysis, design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and other systems that are made of or are supported by soil or rock.

Career in Geo Technical Engineering

Geo-Technical engineers work to make sure that foundations for built objects ranging from streets and buildings to runways and dams, are solid. They focus on how structures built by civil engineers, such as buildings and tunnels, interact with the earth (including soil and rock). In addition, they design and plan for slopes, retaining walls, and tunnels.


Education Required

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. Programs in civil engineering and civil engineering technology include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and fluid dynamics, depending on the specialty. Courses include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork. Programs may include cooperative programs, also known as co-ops, in which students gain work experience while pursuing a degree.

Median Pay: How much do Civil Engineers make?

$85,000 Annual Salary(Estimated, it may vary)
$45.00 per hour(Estimated, it may vary)


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