Courses Catalogue

Soil Mechanics

COURSE CODE: CIV2202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Soil is almost everywhere and is the base which supports all Civil structural foundations. This course deals with the engineering properties of the soil, water movement through the soil and how this soil can be improved to meet specifications of construction.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course will enable students to use the knowledge of physics and applied mechanics to describe the behavior of soils

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Get acquainted with the different types of soils and their physical properties.

·        Understand strength properties of soils and methods to improve these properties.

·        Understand permeability properties of soils;

·        Understand consolidation and settlement characteristics of soils.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Discuss the origins of soils, soil types and classifications.

·        Examine the properties of soils, compaction of soils, permeability

·        Illustrate seepage, consolidation and settlement of structure

·        Demonstrate soil improment and slope stability.