CV2014 Geotechnical Engineering

Course Provider

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


Specialist Certificate

Academic Unit



Understanding of how to apply the fundamental soil mechanics concepts to simple geotechnical design.

*This course is credit-bearing and stackable to Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 10 Jan 2022 to 06 May 2022

    Time: Day class

    Venue: NTU main campus

    Registration is closed.

The objective of the course is to extend students understanding of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. Upon completion of the course, students should have an understanding of how to apply the fundamental soil mechanics concepts to simple geotechnical design.
  • Shear strength of soil: Mohr circles, drained and undrained strength, clay, sand, direct shear tests, triaxial compression test.
  • Limit equilibrium and earth pressure theory: at-rest earth pressure, active and passive pressure, effect of seepage.
  • Slope stability: drained and undrained analysis, infinite slopes, method of slices, slope stabilization, field performance monitoring.
  • Soil improvement: objectives and overview, shallow surface compaction, deep densification, deep stabilization.

This module is part of 4 courses leading to the "Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure".

This Specialist Certificate will enable NTU’s Environmental Engineering graduates to apply for registration as Professional Engineers (Civil), if other requirements (4 years of relevant practical experience in engineering, FEE & PPEE examinations, interview) are also fulfilled.

Further details on Professional Engineer registration from PEB can be found at 

Standard Course Fee: S$2956.41


Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes  
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses S$886.92
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)  S$334.32
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) S$334.32
  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.
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CV3011 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CV3012 Steel Design 3
CV3016 Construction Technology & Processes 3


Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure.
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.