LO1. Understand the importance and variability of geomaterials and their impact on civil engineering design.
LO2. Characterise and classify soils, rocks and rock masses from a geotechnical engineering perspective.
LO3. Calculate initial and loading induced stresses and associated displacements below or near shallow foundations, and interpret the results.
LO4. Determine critical failure states for different types of soils, intact rocks and rock masses.
LO5. Calculate bearing capacity of shallow foundations and interpret the results.