Geotechnical Engineering is encompassed number of practical and research knowledge relating to soil and ground water behavior those are applicable for design and analysis of civil engineering works.
Geotechnical engineering courses offered for undergraduate students are Soil mechanics, Foundation engineering, Earth structures, and Soil mechanics laboratory. For graduate study, in addition to the core courses offered for every graduated student in Civil Engineering, a number of elective courses are offered covering a variety of topics. These include: Advance laboratory and field instrumentations, Theoretical soil mechanics, Advance foundation design, Goemechanics, Unsaturated soil mechanics, Advance laboratory and instrumentation, Theoretical soil mechanics, Ground improvement, and etc.
Laboratories and facilities.
Soil mechanics and highway laboratories oppose standard soil and highway materials testing equipments including equipment for taking field samples, soil classification compaction permeability, consolidation, direct shear, and triaxial device. Special device for determining soil water characteristics using axis translation technique is also available. The school also provides computer facilities include number of PC’s with popular software such as ABAQUS PLAXIS and TOUGH2 and self developed software (SUT FOUNDATION). Other facilities outside of the laboratories are also accessible upon requested.