"A fantastic knowledge 'top-up' of soil mechanics for practicing geotechnical engineers who either learnt the subject material a long time ago, or were unfortunate enough to not have learnt it in the first place"
Geotechnical and Structural Engineering is at the core of the Civil Engineering discipline, dealing as it does with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. Our research reflects these core aspects of the subject while linking with the theme of Earth Systems Science Engineering and Management through the concepts of sustainability in construction and climate change effects in civil engineering.
The work of the Group is concentrated on three specific themes: numerical simulation, material description, and laboratory and field testing. The range of short courses offered in Geotechnics and Structures provide understanding and knowledge of concepts, principles and theories, reinforced by demonstrations and examples of the practical techniques used.
The Group also offers consultancy and commercial services.
An option for formal assessment and Master credits may be available for some courses.
Many of the courses are modules on taught Masters programmes in Geotechnics and Structures, which may be taken as either full time or part time.
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Courses in can be delivered at a client's premises. Please contact the Professional Development Unit for details.