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This course builds upon basic soil mechanics principles and demonstrates how they are used for the design and analysis of slopes, retaining walls and foundations, with references made to codes of practice currently used in industry. The course will:
Upon completion, delegates will be able to:
This course provides an introduction to the detailed design of key geotechnical structures. It introduces numerical software and its role in the design process. Delegates will perform a detailed design exercise using numerical software to produce an element of the design solution. Other topics covered include:
Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.
The course is suitable for civil engineers with a basic knowledge in soil mechanics.
We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £285, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
It is anticipated that delegates who attend the course will have knowledge/experience equivalent to the content of the following Modules:
It is anticipated that delegates who attend the course will have a reasonable level of knowledge of the following topics:
Please contact the Professional Development Unit if you require further information.
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8208) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.