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This course will build upon basic soil mechanics principles and demonstrate how they are used for the design and analysis of slopes, retaining walls and foundations. Examples will be used to demonstrate the applications of concepts, principles and theories of the design of geotechnical structures. Geotechnical construction techniques and the role of numerical software in geotechnical design will also be covered. Reference will be made to codes of practice currently used in industry.
The course will assist delegates to develop the design skills of a geotechnical engineer, enabling them to produce optimum solutions to geotechnical problems.
Upon completion, delegates will be able to:
The course will help delegates to develop an appreciation of computer design and analytical methods.
This course provides an introduction to detailed design of key geotechnical structures. It will introduce 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.
The course is suitable for civil engineers with a basic knowledge in soil mechanics.
We offer a 30 percent discount on this course 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 £275.00, 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.