Core Module Information
Module title: Foundation Analysis and Design

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09132
Module leader: Juan Bernal-Sanchez
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Knowledge of soil mechanics and associated calculations (to 2nd year university level)

Description of module content:

Unit 1: Introduction (to geotechnical engineering, analysis, safety and serviceability)
Unit 2: Site investigation
Unit 3: Laboratory and in-situ testing
Unit 4: Elasticity theory and settlement in clays
Unit 5: Settlement in sands
Unit 6: Bearing capacity of shallow foundations
Unit 7: Piles under static (vertical) loads
Unit 8: Piles under static (lateral) loads
Unit 9: Energy geostructures
Unit 10: Ground improvement

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Based on existing data, formulate and document a professional ground investigation report.
LO2: Estimate the settlement soils under shallow foundations on fine- and coarse-grained soils.
LO3: Calculate the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations.
LO4: Demonstrate your ability to design sustainable foundation designs and ground improvement
methods for civil engineering projects

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Juan Bernal-Sanchez
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 4
Other Work based learning 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 82
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 5 1 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Report 20 2-5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 5 1 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Foundation Analysis and Design