In this class, you will study the principles and techniques of ground improvement and soil reinforcement, including deep foundations. You will learn to apply the appropriate design methods in various ground conditions, including the use of computer-aided design.
Topic 1 - Soil reinforcement. Reinforced earth and soil nailing
Topic 2 - Ground Improvement. Preloading and consolidation methods, grouting methods, columns methods (stone columns and deep mixing) and specialist solutions (electro-osmosis, thermal ground treatment, etc.)
|Course Tutors||To be advised|
|Class Times||To be advised|
|Dates||January 2014 - April 2014|
To apply for any Open Access postgraduate module, please click on the grey 'apply' button below for 'Part-time non-graduating civil engineering'. This is a general online application that covers all Open Access modules offered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Within the form you should select which module(s) you wish to apply for.
We are now accepting applications for September 2013 and January 2014 intakes for modules via Open Access. To apply for modules beginning in January select the link for that academic year - the preceding September intake.
If you make sufficient progress in your modules and you decide to build up your modules towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or eventually MSc, you may be transferred to the appropriate programme at a later stage.
Class times are provisional and will be confirmed at the start of the academic semester.
Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.