The ITA-CET committee endorses several post-graduate courses on tunnelling world wide.
Post-graduate courses endorsed by ITA
The need of experts involved in D&B and TBM tunnelling as well as tunnel work site management is rapidly increasing throughout the world.
In this course, that has now reached its 10th edition, University lectures are merged with lectures/presentations by experts from construction companies, machine producers, design companies and professionals, to provide the multidisciplinary knowledge that is necessary to work in this sector.
The students who have attended the Post-graduate Master Course are of interest for design firms, construction companies involved in tunnelling and for tunnelling tools suppliers as well as producers of Tunnel Boring Machines and public administrations.
Attendance period: The next course will be held from January 2016 to December 2016. The class lessons last 6/8 hours a day, 5 days a week. The official language of the course is English.
ECTS (European credit transfer system): 60 (including: class lesson, practical training and final report work).
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Flyer: _MAS Tunnelling Turin .pdf
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See Joint Board of Moderators for further information.
This degree is endorsed and supported by the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association .
The MSc can be taken full-time over 12 months (October to September), part-time over 24 months, or individual modules can be taken as short courses without enrolment at the university.
The course is made up of 8 taught modules and a project. The project is a piece of group design, giving excellent preparation for industry.
Brochure: Brochure 2016-2017.pdf
At the initiative of the French Association of Tunnels and Underground Space (AFTES), INSA Lyon and ENTPE in partnership with AFTES and the Centre d'Etudes des Tunnels created this Specialized Master designed to meet the high expectations of the French and international markets in training specialists in the design, construction and operation of underground structures.
This course gives general civil engineers specialized training enabling their rapid evolution to positions of responsibility, whether in project management or operations. In February 2011, this Specialized Master obtained the accreditation of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. It has also obtained endorsement from ITA and support from the Underground Works Union (FNTP).
The On-line Certificate in Tunneling run by the University of Colorado Boulder is open to students with an MS and BS in civil engineering, engineering geology or mining engineering, who want to obtain a working knowledge of tunnel design and construction by applying the fundamentals acquired in their BS and MS degrees.
This on-line course can be started at any time. Its duration depends on the student’s own pace, but must be completed within 4 years. The course comprises 11 modules, with homework assignments and a three-month internship at a construction site. A final face-to face evaluation with the course director is organized at the end of the course.
Course director: Dr. Fulvio Tonon, P.E., Ph.D.
Information on other academic courses in tunnelling
The ITA-CET Committee sent a questionnaire to its Academic Network members in 2014 in order to obtain information on courses in tunnelling offered by their establishments. The replies to this questionnaire are available below.