Courses Catalogue

Geotechnical Engineering

COURSE CODE: CIV3102
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

As soil is the foundation/ sitting structure for Civil Structures, it is important to study the bearing properties and the forces it exerts onto these structures.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course is aimed to develop analytical skills in dealing with soil as a medium of water flow, a medium for structural supports and a primary building material.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Determine the bearing capacity of soil at respective depths

·        Design shallow foundations, Retaining walls and pile foundations

·        Discuss how to improve soil strength properties

·        Acquire knowledge on the design of earth retaining structures

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Determine the bearing capacities of soil for different types of civil structures

·        Improve soil strength by using geo-synthetics material (Geo-textiles).

·        Supervise construction of foundation on site effectively.

·        Analyse and design different types of foundation