Description of Studies GeoTrEn

Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GeoTrEn) spearheads three important areas in civil engineering; namely; geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering. For bachelor’s degree programmes, there are seven (7) main courses offered as well as courses from other centres, such as Engineering Geology, Engineering Survey, Geotechnical Laboratory, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics, GIS for Engineers, Highway and Traffic Engineering. There are four (4) courses offered as elective courses, namely Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Urban Traffic Management. These courses are designed to provide good quality engineering practice to young graduates in the related fields.

In addition, two master’s degree programmes (by coursework) are offered under this centre, which are M.Sc in Geotechical Engineering and M.Sc in Highway Engineering. Emphasis given to the specialized courses in the respective field. Besides, postgraduate research programmes (M.Sc and PhD) are also offered in specific areas such as advanced saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics, numerical modelling, soil stabilization, tropical rock engineering, site investigation and geophysics. While for highway and transportation engineering the interest fields include pavement engineering, traffic, road safety engineering and urban transportation systems. The academicians are actively involved in research, consultation and development in their respective specific fields, which include:

Ground investigation and geophysical survey
Advanced foundation engineering analysis and design
Slope engineering for saturated and partially saturated soils
Numerical geomechanics for saturated and partially saturated soils
Earth retaining structure and reinforced walls
Ground improvement techniques and remediation
Permeability and seepage remediation in contaminated land
Ground bourne vibration and related vibration mitigation measures
Geohazards, geomaterial and rock engineering
Pavement engineering design and construction
Advanced pavement material design
Geometric design and highway capacity
Traffic impact assessment
Urban transport management systems
Road safety and traffic management



To envisage and establish as one of the leading academia and panel experts centre in the fields relating specifically to geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering throughout national and international acknowledgement.


To produce excellent and competent graduates and provide comprehensive knowledge and latest technological enhancement emphasizing on geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering.


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College of Engineering
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Universiti Teknologi MARA

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