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Foundation Engineering (3 cr)

Code: RAK2D2-3015

General information


07.02.2022 - 20.03.2022


07.03.2022 - 08.05.2022


3 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Construction Engineering


  • Arto Saariaho

Student groups

  • RAK20


Competence in the construction process
Students understand the role of geotechnics and foundation engineering as part of a construction project, and take into consideration their effect on the total cost of the project.

Competence in structural engineering
Students know the most important regulations and instructions on foundation construction. They have basic knowledge of foundations built on soil and rock, of piling and of the relevant work methods. Students know how to seek information independently to develop their quality management competence.


- Ground surveys
- Regulations and instructions
- Rock and soil foundations
- Piling
- Drying and frost protection
- Excavations
- Filling and compacting
- Ground reinforcement

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the key regulations and instructions regulating foundation engineering. The student knows the importance of ground surveys in foundation engineering and the related basic things. The student knows the importance of frost protection and drying at the different stages of a construction project.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to choose the mode of foundation according to the conditions and to take their requirements into account. The student can read and pay attention to the cabling and pipe maps of the area.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters well what they have learned and is able to apply it. They can also analyze the connections between different things. The student is able to make diversified analyses and draw conclusions based on what they have learned.


Basics of structural design and geotechnics.