Course syllabus

Foundation Engineering

VGTN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2020-03-23

General Information

Elective for: V4-hb, V4-at, V4-ko
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give knowledge in foundation engineering and to give ability to, on the basis of results from geotechnical investigations and loading conditions, design and evaluate geotechnical installations.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


In the course the following subjects are treated: computation of settlement, soil stabilisation methods, shallow foundations, pile foundations, slope stability and design of supporting structures.

In the course an extensive hand-in assignment is performed, where geotechnical design is performed on the basis of results from a geotechnical investigation and loading conditions. The hand-in assignement  may consist of several sub-tasks.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and hand-in assignment.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0217. Name: Hand-in Assignment.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Hand-in assignment


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VGTF01, VGT021

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Erika Tudisco,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course may be partly taught in English.