COURSE OUTLINE   

 

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE

The purpose of this course is to provide understanding of the concepts of foundation design to the undergraduate and graduate students planning to pursue their career in civil engineering or related field. To accomplish the objectives of the course, the following features will be included:

TEXT BOOK:

Principles of Foundation Engineering by Braja M. Das, Fourth Edition

OTHER REFERENCES:

Foundation Analysis and Design by Joseph E. Bowles, Fifth Edition

Soils and Foundations by Chang Liu and Jack B. Evett, Fourth Edition

Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations by David F. McCarthy

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

GRADING POLICY

Grade Distribution

                                        Class Test - I                                             20 %

                                        Class Test - II                                             25 %

                                        Final Exam (Comprehensive)                 35 %

                                        Project                                                          10 %

                                        Homework Assignments                          10 %

Final Grade Assessment

                                         Percent Scores                         Final Letter Grade

                                        90 and Above                                     A

                                        Between 80 and 89                             B

                                        Between 70 and 79                             C

                                        Between 60 and 69                             D

                                        59 and Below                                      F

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