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This module covers how land is reclaimed in Singapore and how the reclaimed soil can be improved as well as ground improvement techniques for other geotechnical works such as tunnelling and deep excavation. For land reclamation, the coverage includes the reclamation schemes, fill types, cost, placement process and the improvement of fill in terms of strength and settlement. The design and construction of shore protection structures will be introduced as well. For ground improvement, the different methods employed to improve the soil properties of reclaimed lands and other difficult soils include roller compaction, dynamic compaction, vibro-replacement, vibro-flotation, surcharge preloading with prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) and vacuum, mechanical stabilised earth, deep cement mixing, jet grouting, and permeation grouting. In addition to the design and construction considerations covered, the quality control to ensure consistency of the ground treatment and the lessons learnt from case histories are discussed as well.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Land reclamation
  • Participate in the planning and execution of land reclamation works.
Soil improvement
  • Select appropriate soil improvement methods to improve soil strength, reduce permeability and accelerate the time rate of consolidation.
  • Compare, select and design the appropriate chemical ground stabilisation method and required cementitious grout according to the geotechnical application and ground condition.

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.

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 and rules from Eurocodes.

Is any software required for the course?

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


Week  Activity Type Topics
1 to 2 Lecture Land Reclamation
Overview, Case histories, Settlement
3 to 5 Lecture Ground Improvement
Consolidation, Densification, Reinforcement
6 Lecture Shore Protection Structures
7 - Break
8 Lecture Ground Stabilisation 
Geosynthetics & Geogrid
9 Lecture Ground Improvement Design Project
10 to 11 Lecture Ground Stabilisation (Mechanical)
Soil nailing, Ground anchors
12 to 13 Lecture Ground Stabilisation (Chemical)
Overview on grouting, Jet grouting, Fissure/Fracture grouting, Deep soil mixing

Total course contact hours: 36 hours.


Full Fee
$3,573.78 (inclusive of GST)
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 01 May 2023 (Mon) to
06 Aug 2023 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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