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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.

Teaching Team

What You’ll 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

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

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and final examination with with a GPA of 2.5 or more.


  • Candidate should possess a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the prerequisite knowledge for the course?

Students should be familiar with basic geotechnical engineering design methods.

  • Is any software required for the software?
Any analysis software used will be provided as part of the course.


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

In the event a course date falls on a public holiday, the trainer will make alternative arrangements in consultation with the students.


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$3,482.85 $1,044.86
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,482.85 $393.86
Non-Singaporeans $3,482.85 Not Eligible
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Modular Certification Courses - Civil Engineering

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:


  • CVE6001 Structural Stability and Dynamics
  • CVE6002 Design of Steel and Composite Structures
  • CVE6003 Design of Tall Buildings*
  • CVE6004 Advanced Material Technology
  • CVE6005 Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Structures*
  • CVE6006 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVE6007 Shallow and Deep Foundation*
  • CVE6008 Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics*
  • CVE6009 Deep Excavation and Tunnelling*
  • CVE6010 Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement
*Modules subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Each module carries ECTS 6 credits. Candidates who pass any 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering by SIT. Collectively, they can be taken as the Masters of Science in Civil Engineering.

SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, S138683
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 13 Jan 2022 (Thu) to
07 Apr 2022 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.

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