BA8301 - Marine Geotechnical Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

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

Learning outcome

Knowledge: 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 Skills: 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

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 2021

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: Approved report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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