Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

The recent concerns for energy and the environment have led to increased activity in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and Geo-Environmental Engineering. The practice of Geotechnical Engineering requires a knowledge of geology, soil and rock mechanics, and experience. Geotechnical Engineering at the University of British Columbia focuses on soil mechanics, which concerns the engineering behavior of soil and its application to the design and performance of earth and earth-supported structures.