Soil Mechanics 1
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Civil Engineering, Engineering Science and Math, Environmental Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course provides an introduction to Soil Mechanics and includes topics on: The origin of soils and the
effect of depositional and loading history on soil behaviour of soils, description and classification of soil,
basic (phase) relationships, engineered fill, compaction of soils, stresses in a soil mass, stress / strain
behaviour in soils, settlement of structures, total and effective stress, permeability, shear strength of dry
soil, introduction to slope stability
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.