The course prepares the student to be able to make effective learning of basic soil mechanics. The course should have the pre-requisite of mechanics of solids/strength of materials course.

This course intends to bridge the basic soil mechanics concepts  related to stresses and soil strength. In the process, it will help to reinforce the understanding gained during the undergraduate learning and would help to alleviate any misconceptions related to the stress-strain response and strength behavior of soils. This course are  added to  clarify the knowledge of soil mechanics gained at undergraduate level. This course is ideal for the orientation of geotechnical engineering  to second year undergraduate students to the higher realms of geomechanical characteristics of soils.