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Full-Time & 1st Year Part-Time Candidates of

MSc Soil Mechanics (SM)


MSc Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology (SMES)
MSc Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics (SMEG)

MSc examination structure 2017/2018


Dear All,
The list below summarises the subjects to be examined, the number of questions for each
subject and the examination timetable.

CORE SUBJECTS
No. of questions
Paper Subject
A B C
Consolidation & seepage 3
1
Lab & field techniques 3
Strength & deformation 3
2
Analysis and constitutive modelling 3
Earth pressures 3
3 Embankments & earthworks 2
Foundations 3
Stability of soil slopes 3
4 Engineering geomorphology 3
Site investigation & ground models 2

PAPER 5 - OPTIONS
No. of questions
Paper Subject
A B C
Advanced soil behaviour 3
Partly saturated soils 3
SM
Rock engineering 2
Advanced soil behaviour 2
Geotechnical Hazards 3
SMES
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 3
Contaminated land & groundwater 3
Partly saturated soils 3
SMEG
Containment engineering 2

Feb 2018
In Papers 1 and 2 (i.e. papers with two sections, A and B) you will be asked to answer a
maximum of 5 (five) questions out of 6 (six).

In papers 3, 4 and 5 (i.e. papers with three sections, A, B and C) you will be asked to answer
a maximum of 5 (five) questions out of 8 (eight), with no more than 2 questions to be
answered from any section.

It is important that you read and understand: a) Instructions to Candidates, b) Notes on


Examination Practice and c) Procedure in the Event of an Emergency, which are enclosed
(and available on Blackboard). Candidates are advised to note that all examinations are
conducted in accordance with the College’s General Instructions to Candidates and
Examination Regulations.

Exam Timetable:
You are reminded to arrive in good time for your examination. You are requested to be ready
outside room 301/060A (see timetable below) with your exam writing materials in an
appropriate container on the day of the exam.

Paper Day and Date Time Room

Paper 1 Tuesday 1st May 2018 14:00 – 17:00 301


Paper 2 Friday 4th May 2018 14:00 – 17:00 301
Paper 5 Wednesday 9th May 2018 14:00 – 17:00 301
Paper 3 Monday 14th May 2018 14:00 – 17:00 060A
Paper 4 Wednesday 16th May 2018 14:00 – 17:00 060A

Note that:
 Full-Time students are scheduled to take ALL papers.
 1st Year Part-Time students are scheduled to take Papers 1 & 2.
 2nd Year Part-Time students (Returning Spring 2018) for Summer 2018: the above
examination structure does not apply to you. Please see the ‘2nd Year Part-Time
Returning MSc examination structure 2017/2018’ for details.
 SMBM students: the above examination structure does not apply to you. Please
see the ‘SMBM MSc examination structure 2017/2018’ for details.
 Resit candidates: the above examination structure does not apply to you. Please
see the ‘Resit Candidates MSc examination structure 2017/2018’ for details.

I wish you all the best.

Dr Klementyna Gawecka

Feb 2018