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 11th 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 2018 to December 2018. 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).
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.
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.
In 2014 the National Autonomous University of Mexico, (UNAM), the Alliance for Training and Research in Infrastructure for Development in Mexico (FiiDEM Alliance) and the Mexican Association for Tunnel Engineering and Underground Works (AMITOS) set up a Master’s degree in civil engineering, with a specific focus on tunnelling and underground works.
The course, which has a duration of two years, is designed around 13 modules, covering essential topics such as geology, rock and soil mechanics, numerical methods in underground works, excavation procedures, support systems, laboratory and field testing and shotcrete use. These subjects are studied in the first two semesters. The third semester focuses on research activities and provides students with the chance to work on real projects through an internship, whilst a thesis is defended at the end of the fourth semester.
To be accepted on this course, students must have already completed a civil engineering degree (9 semesters).
The course is taught primarily in Spanish.
Information on other academic courses in tunnelling
Information on other courses in tunnelling offered by establishments can be found below: