To develop further knowledge of the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering.
Examine the occurrence and flow of water through soils and discuss the impact soil water has in engineering practice
Determine and evaluate the shear strength parameters of soils
Determine the earth pressure on, and analyse the stability of, earth retaining structures
Analyse the stability of earth slopes
Determine the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations
Understand the process of consolidation and estimate consolidation settlement