Geotechnical Engineering (CE 330.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
CE 330 02 January 2017 David Elwood (primary instructor)
CE 330 02 January 2016 David Elwood (primary instructor)


The course focuses on practical application of soil mechanics concepts to the analysis and design of foundations, excavations, slopes, earthworks and earth-retaining systems. Topics include: design and construction of shallow foundations on soils and rocks based on bearing capacity and settlement analysis; design and installation of deep foundations including driven and bored piles; design and construction of earth retaining systems; slope stability; geosynthetics and soil reinforcement; ground improvement; and, special construction techniques. Practicum component includes hands-on experience in extracting design parameters from results of site investigation and laboratory tests and preparing a geotechnical design report.


Restricted to students in Civil Engineering and Geological Engineering.


CE 328.3


Students with credit for CE 416 will not receive credit for this course.

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