MSc in Materials, Water and Soil Engineering

General information

Máster Universitario en Ingenería de los Materiales, Agua y Terreno


Este Máster tiene como objetivo formar profesionales y académicos en los ámbitos de la ingeniería de la construcción y del terreno, a fin de dar respuesta a la demanda creciente de expertos ante el aumento de la construcción de infraestructuras y el interés por la gestión ambiental de los recursos hídricos en relación con el terreno y las estructuras. El máster ofrece un amplio rango de programas, en los campos de la Ingeniería de Materiales, del Terreno y propone una formación transversal que integra la Hidráulica como agente dinámico que afecta a materiales de interés en ingeniería y los procesos de origen natural que inciden sobre las estructuras y el terreno sobre el que éstas se apoyan.

El Máster consta de cursos instrumentales y especializados que abordan también las necesidades específicas de las diversas ramas de la Ingeniería de materiales (“Hormigones especiales”, “Durabilidad de las construcciones de hormigón”, entre otros), de la Ingeniería del Terreno (“Mecánica de rocas”, “Patología decimentaciones”, entre otros) y de la Ingeniería Hidráulica (“”Estructuras hidráulicas”).

Incluye, además, asignaturas que sirven de nexo entre la Ingeniería Hidráulica y la del Terreno, a través de flujos de fluidos densos (“Ingeniería fluvial avanzada”), y entre estas dos y la Ingeniería de los Materiales, mediante el tratamiento de la dinámica litoral, su afección a la costa y las herramientas disponibles/necesarias para su defensa (“Innovación en obras marítimas y costeras”). Estos cursos están diseñados de tal manera que aportan la experiencia necesaria y las herramientas básicas para realizar un trabajo de investigación. Especializaciónes:

  • Investigación en Ingeniería del Agua
  • Investigación en Ingeniería de Materiales
  • Investigación en Ingeniería del Terreno

The course programme consists of four subject areas containing the 11 compulsory subjects and 14 optional subjects offered.  Subjects have been grouped according to subject matter, providing coherent training related to the current areas of research offered in the doctorate programmes of those departments involved in the teaching of this course.

A brief description is given below of the subject areas:

1.- The basics of physics and mathematics applied to Engineering (FFMAI): The aim of this subject is to extend and update knowledge in basic physics and mathematics, and in scientific  research, thus enabling students to develop their ability to rigorously apply such knowledge to their own research .

2.- Hydraulic Engineering (IA): The aim of this subject is to offer students specific knowledge relevant to design, projects and studies related to the rehabilitation of hydraulic works, the mangement of hydraulic resources, the study of floods and the application of mathematical models for use in advanced river engineering.

3.- Materials Engineering (IM): This subject includes the study of the basic concepts of special concretes, including their characterisation, production and technology.  In addition, the durability of concrete constructions  will be studied in-depth, examining the science and technology of conglomerates, metal corrosion and the methodology of prevention and detection of damage.  Likewise, students will study techniques for the microstructural characterisation of materials.

4.- Soil Engineering (IT): This subject addresses the concepts of rock mechanics and modelling using numerical methods.  In addition, advanced concepts in the study of slope and hillside stabilty are examined, together with foundation pathology.  Lastly, students are provided with an introduction to geographical information systems and their applications in land management.

Learning outcome:

El alumno, tras haber superado el Máster puede considerarse que ha logrado una capacitación científico-técnica y metodológica suficiente para el diseño y la planificación, gestión, mantenimiento, conservación y explotación, así como la aplicación de la capacidad técnica a actividades de I+D+i, o al ejercicio profesional avanzado técnico.

Competences

Objective:

El programa tiene así como principal objetivo la formación de profesionales e investigadores especializados en la aplicación de metodologías y técnicas de detección, diagnóstico, análisis y representación, toma de decisión, evaluación y elaboración de estudios y proyectos de ingeniería sostenibles en relación con la naturaleza del medio y los procesos naturales que en él suceden.

The objective of this Master’s Degree course is to train professionals and academics in the fields of construction and soil engineering, with the aim of meeting the growing demand for experts which has arisen as a result both of an increase in the construction of infrastructures and of the interest shown in environmentally aware management of hydraulic resources in terms of soil and structures.  The course offers a wide range of options in the fields of Materials and Soil Engineering, and represents a cross-disciplinary training which integrates Hydraulics as a dynamic agent affecting the materials involved in engineering and the natural processes which influence structures and the soil on which they are built.
The Master’s course consists of practical and specialised courses which also address the specific needs of the various branches of Materials Engineering (“Special Concretes” and “Durability of Concrete Structures”, among others), of Soil Engineering (“Rock Mechanics” and “Foundation Pathologies”, among others) and Hydraulic Engineering (“Hydraulic Structures”).
It also includes subjects which serve as a point of connection between Hydraulic and Soil Engineering, through the flow of dense fluids (“Advanced River Engineering”), and between these and Materials Engineering, through an examination of coastal dynamics, how the coast is affected and the tools available and necessary for its protection (“Innovation in Maritime and Coastal Works”).  These subjects have been designed in order to provide the experience and basic tools necessary for undertaking research.
In addition to providing a training in theoretical research and practice specific to different fields of application, the individual subjects offered within the subject areas provide a training which covers generic, cross-disciplinary needs, focusing on topics common to the different branches of Engineering such as the use of cartographic tools for land management (“Introduction to GIS”) or numerical methods (“Finite Elements Method as an Approach Applied to Engineering Problems”, “Numerical Methods and Symbol Manipulators Applied to Engineering Problems”, “Statistical Methods Applied to Engineering”).  A series of courses has thus been established enabling students to choose their area of study, and which contributes to a specialised, cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary training. 
The principle objective of the programme is to train specialised professionals and researchers in the application of methodologies and techniques for detection , diagnosis, analysis and representation, decision-making, assessment and the preparation of studies and projects  in sustainable engineering in relation to the natural environment and the natural processes that occur therein.
Complementary to the students’ curriculum, the Master’s Degree course offers a number of activities aimed at providing students with multidisciplinary opportunities and experiences, similar to those offered on the Master’s courses in “Soil and Seismic Engineering” (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) or “Architecture, Structures and Technology” (Polytechnic of Milan), among other national and international benchmark centres.
Besides attaining abilities, skills and knowledge in areas of engineering pertaining to the interaction of construction materials with soil and water (which is of great importance when undertaking research in related areas in order to obtain a doctorate), students will also acquire the professional skills described by national and  international networks and organisations, enabling a deeper understanding of civil engineering.  

Having successfully completed their Master’s Degree, students will have attained a sufficient  scientific, technical and methodological level to undertake design, planning, management, maintenance, conservation and exploitation, and will be able to apply their technical capacity to R&D&i  projects or to advanced technical professional practice.
The fundamental objective of this Master’s Degree course is to offer students an advanced, multidisciplinary training aimed at professional research, which will equip them to successfully enter the following rapidly developing fields of engineering:  
Research in Hydraulic Engineering.
Research in Materials Engineering.
Research in Soil Engineering.
Research in Hydraulic Engineering (projects, construction and maintenance of hydraulic structures, management, planning and exploitation of hydraulic infrastructures, planning hydraulic resources, town planning based on sustainable development).
Research in Materials Engineering (standards, bases and mechanisms of corrosion, new construction materials and their applications, materials testing, environmental sustainability criteria, techniques for characterising, modelling, reporting and diagnosing structural damage, durability of materials).
Research in Soil Engineering (observation and diagnosis of foundation and wall pathologies, writing reports, constructive solutions, improvement techniques. calculating slope and hillside stability, instrumentation systems, numerical models, testing techniques, geographic information systems, database design).
Application of the appropriate research methodologies to the above lines of research.

Contact Person: Escuela Politécnica Superior (eps@ua.es )

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0542 - Statistics", "0532 - Marine Geology", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0731 - Surveying

Venue

Venue: University of Alicante
Alicante, Spain

Escuela Politécnica Superior
Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690

Application

Open from
5 Jul 2016 to 6 Sep 2016

Cost:
  • Solicitud de homologación a los nuevos títulos de Máster y al grado académico de Máster: 166.89€
  • Estudio de equivalencia de títulos extranjeros para el acceso a los estudios de máster o doctorado para titulados extranjeros sin título homologado: 155.22€

Más información: Tasas.
 


Prerequisites:

El perfil de ingreso que se considera adecuado para la admisión al Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de los Materiales, Agua y Terreno por la Universidad de Alicante es la acreditación de alguna de las siguientes situaciones: 

    • Estar en posesión de un título oficial español de Grado en Ingeniería Civil, Ingeniería de la Edificación, Arquitecto, Industrial o áreas afines
    • Estar en posesión de un título de Licenciado o Ingeniero Superior en Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Químico, Físico, Ingeniero Geólogo, Arquitecto, Industrial o áreas afines obtenido conforme a planes de estudios anteriores a la entrada en vigor del RD 1393/2007.
    • Estar en posesión de una Diplomatura o Ingeniería Técnica en Obras Públicas, Arquitectura Técnica, Industrial, Minas o áreas afines, obtenido conforme a planes de estudios anteriores a la entrada en vigor del RD 1393/2007.
    • Estar posesión de un título universitario oficial expedido por una institución de educación superior del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior homologable a los títulos descritos en los puntos 1 y 2, siempre que faculte en el país expedidor del título para el acceso a enseñanzas de máster.
    • Estar en posesión de un título extranjero no homologado que acredite un nivel de formación equivalente a los correspondientes títulos universitarios oficiales españoles indicados en los puntos 1 y 2, y que faculten en el país expedidor del título para el acceso a las enseñanzas de máster.

    According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

    1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing .
    2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
    3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
      • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
      • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

    Admission Profile. For admission to the University Master’s Degree course in Materials, Hydraulic and Soil Engineering at the University of Alicante, applicants should hold one of the following:

    1. An officially recognised Spanish Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering or a qualification as Architect, Industrial Engineer or related field.
    2. A 5-year Degree in Road, Canal and Port Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geological Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Engineering or related fields, obtained according to course programmes in existence prior to the enactment of RD 1393/2007.
    3. A 3-year Degree in Public Works, Architectural Technology, Industry or Mining, or related fields, obtained according to course programmes in existence prior to the enactment of RD 1393/2007, having successfully completed a number of credits equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits.
    4. An official university qualification issued by a higher education institution forming part of the European Space for Higher Education, officially equivalent to the qualifications indicated in points 1 and 2 above, and which qualifies the holder for admittance onto a Master’s Degree course in the issuing country.
    5. A non-homologated qualification from abroad, accrediting a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university qualifications indicated in points 1 and 2 above, and which qualifies the holder for admittance to a Master’s Degree course in the issuing country.

    Application Procedure:

    Assessment criteria. The selection criteria employed by the Master’s Academic Committee are:

    a) A  three, four or five year Degree in  Road, Canal and Port Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Geology, Architecture, Industrial Engineering , Public Works, Mining, or qualifications in related disciplines which are eligible for conversion to 240 European credits.

    b) Level of achievement reflected in the academic record.

    c) Grades obtained in subjects related to the Master’s Degree.

    The Master’s Academic Committee will specify the selection criteria for adjudicating admissions to the Master’s Degree.  These criteria will be published on the Master’s official web page during the pre-enrolment period.  Where admission is denied, the Master’s Academic Committee will provide the applicant with a written explanation of their decision.

    PRE-ENROLMENT +info
    Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

    ENROLMENT +info
    Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

    In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

    http://sga.ua.es/en/academic-regulations/legalizacion/legalization-of-do...

    Qualification

    Academic level: Master

    Credits:
    Scheme: 
    ECTS
    Value: 
    60
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