FAF3607 Graduate course in Geotechnics 7.5 credits

Doktorandkurs i Geoteknik

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is a seminar course where you as a participant contribute with the main content. Each participant contribute with one ground improvement method. The main work take place individually between the seminars. Each participant writes a report of 30-50 pages. The reports are put together and published as course literature. The reports consider theory/praxis, execution methods/equipments, advantages/disadvantages/economy, quality assessment and quality control. The examination consists of the report and written reviews of two other reports. The works are presented orally at a final seminar.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course shall give you an overall picture and deeper knowledge of different ground improvement methods. The course consider dimensioning principles, design, execution and quality control. After the course you shall be able to establish proposals for ground improvement for different conditions.

After the course you shall be able, within a limited time, to take a subject, find the most relevant and current literature and present it in a well written report. The written reports in the course shall be used in graduate studies in geotechnical engineering.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master of Science in Engineering or similar with an undergraduate course in geotechnical and foundation engineering

Recommended prerequisites

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We don't use any special course literature. The course literature consist of the materials you find in your own literature survey. Examples are handbooks, design guides, state-of-art reports and scientific papers.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project work, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course examination is made through:

  • Active participation at the seminars
  • Writing a report and oral presentation of a ground improvement method
  • Written review of two others reports, methods

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Stefan Larsson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Stefan Larsson (stefan.larsson@byv.kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

 This course replaces F1B5422 Geotechnology 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics