Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering related to soil mechanics, stability of soil structures and soil/structure interaction. Geotechnical Design covers problems in foundation design, design of retaining structures, design of earth and rock fill dams, slope stability analysis, groundwater flow modeling, earthquake engineering, landfill design, and more. This 6 Units of Credit course builds on what students have learnt in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology in Year 2 (UG) to learn more of the basic soil mechanics principles and to apply them to solve common geotechnical engineering problems.
2019 S1, 2020 S1
Foundation and Pavement Engineering
This is a ‘6 Units of Credit’ course consisting of two modules, foundation design and pavement engineering, both being related to geotechnical engineering. This course will develop the basic principles into design methodologies. Pavement Engineering builds on what you have learnt in geotechnical and materials engineering courses concerning pavement materials and integrates pavement design. Foundation design will be built on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering courses.
2018 S2, 2019 S2, 2020 S2
Geosynthetics and Ground Improvement
This is a 6 unit of credit (UOC) elective course in geotechnical engineering for the Civil Engineering program. The application of ground improvement techniques is an essential approach for foundation design in problematic soils, and in dealing with environmental issues. This course is an introductory course to ground improvement with special emphasis on the use of geosynthetics.
2018 S1, 2019 S1, 2020 S1
Civil Engineering Materials
This is a 6 unit of credit (UOC) course aimed to provide a comprehensive introduction on civil engineering materials for the Civil Engineering program. It will cover all basic topics about modern construction materials, their properties and their applications in civil engineering applications. Emphases will be given to factors that affecting material selections in terms of strength, serviceability, durability and sustainability in practice applications.