Foundation Design

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Geotechnical Engineering
Department Name: Civil Engineering


This course is presented from the perspective of a practicing geotechnical engineer.

The objective of this course is to provide a practical understanding of:
¿ Extending the theoretical aspects of foundation design as taught at undergraduate level
¿ Obtaining and selecting design parameters required for foundation design
¿ Selection of appropriate foundation types for various types of development and soil profiles
¿ Design of spread footings, piled foundations and raft foundations
¿ Principles of limit states design in geotechnical engineering
¿ Applicable standards and statutory requirements.

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Duration: 5 days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: JC Myburgh
Contact Person Email:
Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 2080
Latest Year Offered: 2017