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This module covers the common types of retaining walls and the design considerations in deep excavation and tunnelling. In deep excavation, this module covers the roles of different components, the method of excavation, the modes of failure, the need for ground improvement, the instrumentation to monitor the system performance, the associated ground movements, and impact assessment on adjacent structures and utilities. In tunnelling, this module covers rock tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, mixed phase tunnelling, tunnelling with TBM, mined tunnelling, the risks involved in tunnelling and trenchless technology, and segmental tunnel lining design. The last topic is on soil nailing and ground anchor. It covers the design considerations, the mode of failure and the testing methods.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Week  Area Topics
1 Deep Excavation Overview of deep excavation
2 Basal heave; toe stability; uplift; and seepage
3 Wall deflection; ground settlement and damage assessment
4 Strut forces; bending moment and observational method
5 Numerical modelling and instrumentation
6 Ground improvement; recharge wells and relief wells
8 Tunnelling Construction of Bored Tunnelling Works: EPB TBM & Slurry TBM, ring selection, excavation management control, CHI, STP, soil conditioning
9 Design of Bored Tunnelling Works: segmental lining design, face stability, prefabrication of precast segments
10 Codes, standards & guidelines on tunnel engineering: local engineering geology and geotechnical applications in tunnelling
11 Design & Construction of complex mining works: SCL, CIS permanent lining design, cross passages, NATM
12 Tunnelling Instrumentation & Monitoring: Slurry KPI and other related engineering parameters
13 Impact assessment of adjacent buildings, structures & utilities: ground settlement due to tunnelling works, ground improvement

Who Should Attend

  • 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.

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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 Continued Assessment and Final Examination with with a GPA of 2.5 or more.


  • Candidate should possess a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering


Date Time Venue
1 Sep - 2 Dec 2022  Every Thursday, 7pm - 10pm  SIT@Dover


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $3,540.69 $1,062.21
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,540.69 $400.40
Non-Singaporeans $3,540.69 Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series 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 by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  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 30 Aug 2022 (Tue) to
24 Nov 2022 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.

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