The objective of this course is to introduce students with the essential concepts of the physical properties of soils as a civil engineering material and the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. Upon completion of the course, students should: Have an understanding of soils as engineering materials.

Learning Outcomes:

  1.             Gain the ability to identify the natural processes occurring on surface of earth.
  2.             Gain a basic understanding of fundamentals of soil behavior and soil classification systems.
  3.             Gain the ability to solve a range of soil related problems, especially those involving water flow and soil settlement.
  4.             Gain the ability to use modern soil mechanics equipment and soil investigation procedures.

Text Books:

  1. Capper, P.L. and Cassie W.E. and Geddes, J.D., Problems in Engineering Soils , latest Ed., John Wiley and Sons.
  2. Beavis, F.C., 1985,Engineering Geology ,Black well Scientific Publications


Each student shall present/summarize/discuss atleast 4 recent most research papers addressing contemporary problems in Soil Mechanics

Each student shall submit a term paper before last week of semester

Course Start Date:  January 13, 2020

Course End Date:    May 08, 2020

Class Timing

Monday                      09:00 -10:00 AM

Tuesday                     09:00 -10:00 AM

Wednesday                09:00 -10:00 AM

Assesment Criteria:

Sesional : 20 [Assingments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Atttendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material