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Geotechnics 1.2 for environmental engineers

Type of module:
Mandatory module

Course contents:
Geotechnics 1:
Introduction to geotechnical fields of work; geological fundamentals; soil physics; water in soil; protection of structures against groundwater and soil moisture; stresses in soil; deformation properties of soils; settlement calculations; exploration of foundation soil. 

Geotechnical Engineering 2:
shear strength; safety concept and standardization in geotechnical engineering; earth pressure; slope and terrain failure; earthwork; rock mechanics. 

Student Workload:
Attendance:          4 SWS (56 hours)
Tutorial:              28 hours 
Self-study:    92 hours

Number of credits for the module:

(Partial) examination
see module handbook

Venue / Time
Tuesday: Lecture Hall 6, Arnold-Bode-Str. 12
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Lecture hall 2, Diagonale 3
14:00 h - 18:00 h

Start of lectures / End of lectures in winter semester 2023/2024
Start: Tuesday, 24.10.2023
End:     Tuesday, 06.02.2024

Start: Wednesday, 25.10.2023
End:     Wednesday, 07.02.2024


Lecture notes and further information can be found at
The course password (if available) will be given to you before the start of the lecture.

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