Course Overview

Modular Certification Course
3+ months
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding

This module covers the principles of foundation design and construction to minimise the risk of catastrophic failure and excessive settlement.

The shallow foundation covers individual footing, combined footing, strip footing, raft and piled-raft. The deep foundation includes driven piles, press-in piles, bored piles, barrette piles and caissons.

There will be extensive coverage on static and dynamic pile testing and the interpretation of test results.

Who Should Attend

  • Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering

What You Will Learn

Design of shallow foundations

  • The design of footings and rafts will be covered, including settlements and stability consideration

Piled foundation

  • The course will encompass the design of single piles and pile groups, considering both vertical and lateral capacities
  • Negative skin friction effects will be included
  • Finally, pile testing methods will be explained

Teaching Team

Hartono Wu
Hartono Wu

Assistant Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Wong Kai Sin
Wong Kai Sin

Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Course Run Dates Time
January - April 2024 Run  11 January - 14 April 2024 (Every Thursday*) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


*Subject to change

Week Topic
Week 1 Lessons Learned from Foundation Failure and Overview of Engineering Soil Properties
Week 2 Shallow Foundation
Week 3 Design of Footing
Week 4 - 5 Design of Raft and Piled-raft Foundation
Week 6 Deep Foundation
Week 7 Break
Week 8 - 9 Axile Pile Capacity
Week 10 Lateral Pile Capacity
Week 11 Negative Skin Friction
Week 12 - 13 Pile Load Test

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Undertake and pass credit bearing assessment during the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$3,573.78.

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$1,062.21
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$400.40
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$1,072.14
Non-Singapore Citizen S$3,573.78 (No Funding)

Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Course Runs

January 2024
11 Jan 2024 - 14 Apr 2024
3+ months
SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, S138683
SGD $3,573.78
Up to 90% SF Funding
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26 Nov 2023 23:59

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the prerequisite knowledge for the course?

    Students should be familiar with basic geotechnical engineering design methods.

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    Is any software required for the software?

    Any analysis software used will be provided as part of the course.