Following the successful launch of the BGA MSc prize in 2011, the BGA will again be offering a prize of £500 for the best masters degree dissertation on a geotechnical topic.
The competition will be open to student members of the BGA who will be completing a dissertation in 2015 either as part of a taught course MEng or a coursework-based MSc at a British university.
The dissertation should be completed in the field of soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology or an allied subject. The dissertation should represent the student’s own work completed as part of the final year assessment for an MEng graduate degree or as part of coursework completed as part of an MSc postgraduate degree.
Dissertations produced as part of MRes or similar postgraduate research-based degrees/diplomas etc are not eligible for the award.
Entries will be judged by a panel of members of the BGA executive committee.
Entries should be sent to bga@ britishgeotech.org.uk The closing date for entries is 20 November 2015. The winner will be notified in early 2016.
The winner may be invited to present at the following year’s BGA AGM and also may be asked to prepare a technical paper for publication in GE.