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Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation in Chennai

A 3 month course which helps students develop skills on soil investigation techniques and interpretation of engineering parameters and focusses mainly on the theoretical aspects

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • Geotechnical investigation is a procedure that determines the soil stratigraphy and its physical properties below the ground surface.
  • These investigations form the basis for planning, designing and constructing the structures.
  • This program clearly discusses the responsibilities of a geotechnical engineer to conduct the soil investigation program and gives a step-by-step guide on the following aspects:
    • How to perform geotechnical investigation, both field and laboratory testing
    • How to review the factual report from the soil investigation contractor
    • How to derive the design geotechnical parameters from the factual data
    • How to prepare the geotechnical interpretative report.
  • This program designed based on Industry oriented projects gives an in-depth understanding of geotechnical investigation.

Course Syllabus in Chennai

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Site Investigation & Planning of Subsurface Exploration

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Site Investigation
      • Introduction
      • Concept of Subsurface Exploration
      • Purpose of Geotechnical Investigation
    • Planning of Subsurface Exploration
      • Desk Studies & Field Reconnaissance
      • Preliminary Site Exploration
      • Detailed Geotechnical Investigation

Week 02 - Soil exploration techniques/Field investigation techniques (Part 1)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Methods of subsurface exploration
      • Trial pit/exploration pit
      • Field exploration in soil
    • Soil sampling
      • Types of samples
      • Soil samples used in real projects
    • Field exploration in rock 

Week 03 - Soil exploration techniques/Field investigation techniques (Part 2)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Methods of subsurface exploration
      • In-situ tests
      • Standard penetration test
      • Cone penetration test
      • In-situ vane shear test
      • Pressuremeter test
      • Plate load test
      • In-situ permeability test

Week 04 - Soil Exploration Techniques/Field Investigation Techniques (Part 3)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Methods of subsurface exploration
      • Ground water level measurement
      • Geophysical survey methods

Week 05 - Laboratory testing of soil and rock samples (Part 1)

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Index properties tests
      • Particle size distribution
      • Unit weight
      • Moisture content
      • Specific gravity
      • Atterberg limits
      • Compaction

Week 06 - Laboratory testing of soil and rock samples (Part 2)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Chemical testing of soil and groundwater
      • Organic content determination
      • Carbonate content determination
      • Sulfate & Chloride content determination
      • pH value determination

Week 07 - Engineering description and classification of soils (Part 1)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Engineering description and classification of soils
      • Engineering description of soils & rocks
      • Recommended symbols & legends for soils and rocks

Week 08 - Engineering description and classification of soils (Part 2)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Engineering description and classification of soils
      • Recommended symbols & legends for soils and rocks
      • Classification of soils
      • Classification of cohesive soils based on atterberg limits(Plasticity chart)
      • Classification based on strength of rocks

         

Week 09- Review of field and laboratory test results (Part 1)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Review of the factual soil investigation report
    • Geological cross-section of sub-surface profile based on SPT results
    • Collation of field and laboratory test results
    • Development of geotechnical model from field and laboratory test results

Week 10 - Review of field and laboratory test results (Part 2)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Review of the factual soil investigation report
    • Geological cross-section of sub-surface profile based on SPT results
    • Collation of field and laboratory test results
    • Development of geotechnical model from field and laboratory test results

Week 11 - Interpretation of ground engineering parameters for design (Part 1)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Derivation of suitable characteristic value for soil and rocks
    • Development of characteristic soil profile for the geotechnical design
    • Estimation of shear strength parameters and stiffness from the characteristic value
    • Preparation of geotechnical interpretative report

Week 12 -Interpretation of ground engineering parameters for design (Part 2)

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Derivation of suitable characteristic value for soil and rocks
    • Development of characteristic soil profile for the geotechnical design
    • Estimation of shear strength parameters and stiffness from the characteristic value
    • Preparation of geotechnical interpretative report

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects in Chennai

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

A 40 - 50hr project on conducting the geotechnical investigation for the given proposed construction site. 

A 40 - 50hr project on writing the detailed geotechnical interpretative report capturing all the interpretations for the given factual soil report.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Ratings & Reviews by Learners

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Enhance Your Career Prospects with the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation Course in Chennai

The Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai focuses on building your knowledge of soil analysis and interpretation. 

The Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation Course in Chennai

Geotechnical investigation is currently observed as a vital process in the construction of buildings, and subsurface exploration allows civil engineers to construct safe structures. 

The geotechnical investigation course offered by Skill-Lync briefs you on concepts like field exploration, types of samples, geophysical survey methods, laboratory testing of rocks, soil, its classification and interpretation, etc. The laboratory investigation involves the study of physical and chemical parameters like moisture content, particle size, compaction, Atterberg limits, sulphate and chloride content, pH value, carbonate content and much more. 

40 to 50-hour-long projects are included in the online geotechnical investigation course. They are designed to provide you with the practical knowledge of investigating soil quality, and further, it teaches you how to create reports capturing all the interpretations.

FAQs on the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation Course in Chennai

1. Why should I choose the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course by Skill-Lync in Chennai?

Skill-Lync's geotechnical investigation course will teach you about the different subsurface exploration methods like standard penetration tests, in-situ vane shear tests, cone penetration tests, plate load tests, pressuremeter tests, etc. The course is 100% online, which gives you the freedom to pursue it from anywhere. 

2. What are the prerequisites for taking up the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai?

The Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai can be pursued by individuals with a background in civil or structural engineering

3. What is the program fee for the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai?

Skill-Lync offers three fee options for enrollment: Basic, Pro and Premium. The Basic Plan provides 2 months' access at Rs 7,000 per month for 3 months. The Pro Plan offers 4 months' access at Rs 10,000 per month for 3 months, and the Premium Plan offers lifetime access at Rs 15,000 per month for 3 months. 

4. What are the benefits of choosing the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai?

Pursuing a course at Skill-Lync would offer many benefits to you.

  • Industry-oriented curriculum.
  • Hands-on experience in solving industry projects.
  • Email and forum support from the technical support team to clear your doubts.
  • A certificate of completion for all participants and a merit certificate for the top 5% of the scorers.

5. What are the career prospects after completing the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai?

After completing the online geotechnical investigation course, you can apply for the role of:

  • Site Investigation Supervisor
  • Ground Investigation Supervisor
  • Geotechnical Site Supervisor
  • Surface Land Specialist

6. What is the expected salary range after completing the Sub Surface Exploration and Geotechnical Investigation course in Chennai?

The salary after this course depends on your skills, expertise, knowledge, company, and experience. The average salary of a geotechnical engineer is Rs. 5.3 lakhs per annum.

7. Can you tell me more about Skill-Lync?

Skill-Lync is among India's leading EdTech platforms dedicated to transforming engineering education. We equip young engineers with the latest skill sets and cutting-edge tools in new-age technologies.
The brainchild of two engineers from Chennai, Skill-Lync, is on a mission to bridge the skill gap between aspiring professionals and the industry's demands through job-oriented courses.

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