Geotechnical Engineering - Ph.D.





Doctor of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering



Work fields for a Ph.D. graduate/specialization in Geotechnical engineering:

  • Work in various educational institutions as a lecturer in universities and institutes.
  • Design of various structures, including buildings, bridges, tunnels, and others.
  • Work in various research institutions.
  • Preparing various advanced research in the various construction fields.
  • Executing various installations, including buildings, bridges, tunnels, and others.
  • Supervising the implementation of the various installations, including buildings, bridges, tunnels, and others.
  • Providing various advanced consultations regarding the construction sector.
  • Owning private contracting companies concerned with implementing construction projects.
  • Working in industrial jobs in government and private factories.

Entities that have hired Geotechnical engineering graduates:

  • Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Private universities.
  • Research institutions.
  • Private and mixed sector companies involved in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.
  • State ministries and bodies not associated with a ministry, governorates, and municipalities.


Duration of study:

Three years (one year for studying courses and another two years for research).


The scientific department that grants the specialization:

Civil Engineering Department.


The scientific backgrounds that can be submitted to obtain the specialization:

Master of Geotechnical Engineering, provided that the general background of the applicant is:

Bachelor of Building and Construction Engineering) or (Bachelor of Civil Engineering) or (Higher Diploma in highways and transportation) or ( Higher Diploma in Bridge Design Engineering.