Basics of Geotechnical Engineering, Part I

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Basics of Geotechnical Engineering, Part I

Geotechnical Engineering

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

This course covers the basics for Foundations Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering. It includes such topics as Calculation of Lateral Earth Pressure on Structures, Retaining Walls, Shallow and Deep Foundations. There will be a second part, Part II of the same course Name which would complement this first part and give the students more thorough understanding of Geotechnical Engineering Basics.

This course will quickly review the basics of soil mechanics. It will design shallow foundations. It will also design pile foundation, pile caps, sheet piles and more. It will introduce reinforced earth earth and will also cover the design. Of a variety of retaining walls. There will also be revisions and solved exams.

Hoping that students will get the best out of the 2 parts.


What will you learn in this course:

  • The main objectives of this Course, parts I and II, is to give the students a good base for the understanding of Soil structures interaction. Whether you are a student or a practicing Engineer, I am sure that the course will be very useful to you.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basics of Soil Mechanics.
  • General Knowledge about Civil Engineering.t
Basics of Geotechnical Engineering, Part I


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

2 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 02:33 02:33
  • play icon Introduction-update 02:33 02:33
Chapter 1: Review of the basics of Soil Mechanics
5 Lectures
Chapter 2: Design of Shallow Foundations
13 Lectures
Chapter 3 : Pile Foundation
19 Lectures

Instructor Details

Emad Nassar

Emad Nassar

I am a Civil Structural Engineer with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from SDSU SD USA, 4 Professional Engineer licenses in Canada and over 20 years of exposure to Civil Engineering from Canada, USA and Egypt. Currently, and since April 2015, I have been working with a consultant from Klamath Falls OR USA as a Licensed Engineer II. I have reviewed and approved/ stamped many Canadian projects since then. I have taught in 2 Engineering colleges in BC, Canada.

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