The geotechnical engineering discipline won the rightto grant master's degree and started to recruit students in 2004. Thisdiscipline of geotechnical engineering takes modernization and infrastructureas its developing direction. Combining with local economy and society, scienceand technology, construction needs in Yunnan, the discipline the engineeringstructural basic theories and applications in civil engineering, and structuralreliability theory and it’s applications, safety appraise and health diagnosetechnology of structure, disaster prevention & reduction, cityenvironmental geotechnical engineering, geotechnical medium and structureinteraction, base and foundation engineering, modern construction technique andproject management, new construction materials, Municipal Engineering, Buildingenergy-saving & Energy-saving technology for HVAC system and so on, toserve the purpose of structures becoming safe, reliable, practical andeconomic, and promote the unceasing development of the structural engineeringscience.
The discipline insists a developing pattern in whichtheory and practice combined with each other, strengthens the academic exchangeand cooperation, traces the new trend of development of the discipline. Thestaff of the discipline have gotten a lot of researching results and highlyappreciated by native and foreign colleagues. The discipline has adequateresearch funds, laboratories with advanced equipments, rooms with large amountof reference material and a good base for teaching and practicing. Thediscipline mainly has the following research directions：
081401 Geotechnical engineering
01. Slop engineering
02. Engineering blasting
03. Underground engineeringand excavation technology
04. Geological disasters and preventionTechnology
05. Grouting mechanism and reinforcement