BA8301 - Marine Geotechnical Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100

Course content

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

Learning outcome

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

Learning methods and activities

Lectured as guided self study, student's reports and analyses. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIB2083 10.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 7
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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