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Marine Geotechnical Engineering



Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-17 - 2020-12-20

Marine soil investigations, skirted foundations, anchoring, piles, slope stability, cyclic loadings.

Learning outcomes


The candidate should have knowledge of:

  • Equipment and standard soil investigation methods in use offshore
  • Geotechnical problems related to offshore oil exploration and production
  • Calculation procedures relevant for foundations, piles and anchors subjected to cyclic loading


The candidate is able to:

  • Evaluate and make use of a standard report of marine site investigations
  • Identify geotechnical problems in a project
  • Estimate the capacities of foundations, piles and anchors for given design parameters for the soil at hand

General competence:

The candidate can:

  • Communicate with designers in Marine Soil Mechanics
  • Communicate with operators and designers in adjacent fields of Offshore Engineering
  • Work within a group specialising in Marine Soil Mechanics


Recommended previous knowledge

TBA 4105 Geotechnics, Design Methods.
TBA 4110 Geotechnics, Material Properties.
TBA 4115 Geotechnics, Structures.


ISCED Categories

Marine Geology
Machinery and operators