SITizens Learning Credits


This is the first module of a course consisting of three modules for preparing candidates for Specialist Registration Examination in Tunnel Engineering1.

The three modules are:
  • TE1 - Geology of Singapore and Tunnel Design
  • TE2 - Tunnelling Construction
  • TE3 - Tunnelling Operation and Impact Assessment
TE1 is not a prerequisite for TE2 and TE3. TE2 is not a prerequisite for TE3.

An aggregate certificate will be issued for completion and passing of all 3 courses.

The complete course will cover:
  • Legislations and Guidelines Related to Tunnel Engineering;
  • Codes and Standards Related to Tunnel Engineering;
  • Local Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering;
  • Design and Construction of Bored Tunnelling Works;
  • Design and Construction of Complex Mining Works;
  • Tunnelling Instrumentation Monitoring and Interpretation Including Tunnelling Key Performance Indicators and Other Related Engineering Parameters;
  • Impact Assessment of Adjacent Buildings, Structures and Underground Utilities; and Other Relevant Areas in Tunnel Engineering.
Contents specific to this module will be given in the section on “What You’ll Learn”.

1Refer to “Guidelines to Sit for Specialist Registration Examination and Register as Specialist Professional Engineer in the Specialized Branch of Tunnelling Engineering (Oct 2020)”:

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Fundamentals of geology
  • Geology of Singapore
  • Identification and classification of rocks and soil
  • Mineralogy for igneous and sedimentary rocks
Rock and soil mechanics
  • Rock mechanics fundamentals; rock material properties; shear strengths and failure criteria; rock mass properties; Geological Strength Index (GSI); global strength of rock mass.
  • Soil mechanics fundamentals: Stress-paths, Stress-dilatancy, soil strength.
Rock mass classification
  • Rock mass classification; rock mass and rock material; primary factors in rock mechanics and rock engineering; mapping and description of rock joints and discontinuities; Rock Quality Designation; effects of ground water; in-situ stress; Rock Mass Rating (RMR); Rock Mass Quality (Q)
Site investigation and ground characterisation
  • Geological/geotechnical investigation methods; geophysical methods; in-situ and laboratory testing; Standards and codes of practice; Development of ground model; Predictive geology using site investigation information.
Case histories
  • Characteristics of various soils/rocks in Singapore; few case histories to illustrate how they affect tunnel construction; measures to deal with such material characteristics.
Segmental lining design
  • General Arrangement
  • Structural Design for both permanent and temporary loading
  • Waterproofing
  • Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Segments
Cast in situ permanent lining design
  • Design of supports for reinforcements cage in mined tunnels
  • Design review of systematic formworks for mined tunnels
Sprayed concrete lining design
  • Sprayed concrete lining design including SFR shotcrete
  • Face stability
  • Waterproofing design (membrane type and spray membrane type)
Face pressure
  • Face pressure calculations for Mechanized Tunnelling
Review of design using numerical methods
  • Finite element method fundamentals
  • Lining analyses
  • Stability and serviceability

Who Should Attend

  • Registered Professional Engineers (Civil) who intend to take the course for the purpose of application as Specialist Professional Engineer in Tunnelling Engineering.
  • Persons who are involved in tunnel design or tunnel construction.

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who: 
  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who: 
  • Attended at least 75% of the classes; and
  • Passed the final examination

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


Date Topic
02 Mar 2021, Tue Fundamentals of Geology
04 Mar 2021, Thu Rock Mechanics and Soil Mechanics
09 Mar 2021, Tue Rock Mass Classification
11 Mar 2021, Thu Site Investigation and Ground Characterization
16 Mar 2021, Tue Case Histories
18 Mar 2021 Thu Segmental lining design
23 Mar 2021, Tue Segmental lining design
25 Mar 2021, Thu Cast In Situ Permanent Lining Design
30 Mar 2021, Tue Sprayed concrete lining design
01 Apr 2021, Thu Face Pressure
06 Apr 2021, Tue Review of design using Numerical Methods
08 Apr 2021, Thu Revision
15 Apr 2021, Thu Exam


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,354.00 $706.20
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,354.00 $266.20
Non-Singaporeans $2,354.00 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.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course 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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 02 Mar 2021 (Tue) to
15 Apr 2021 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.

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