Infrastructure & Environment Geotechnical & Coastal

Learn About Soil Engineering

Understand the basics of soil behavior and the key concepts in applied soil engineering, which are essential to the effective design and rehabilitation of engineered infrastructure including foundations, slopes, excavations, engineered fills and embankments, retaining structures, shoreline armoring/protection, and coastal infrastructure. You can also learn how waves, water, and ice dynamics impact the design and construction of shoreline infrastructure, including ports, harbors and marinas. Enroll in a course from UW-Madison today.

Program Directors

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James Tinjum, PE, PhD
Associate Professor


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Foundation Engineering and Design

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Slope Stability and Landslides

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Soil Engineering for Non-Soils Engineers and Technicians

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Unsaturated Soil Engineering and Thermal Geotechnics

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Satisfy Your Ethics Requirements With EPD!

Organizational and Psychological Pressures Affecting Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering is the latest offering in our series of online ethics training. Designed to help engineers deal with ethical dilemmas often caused by non-engineering pressures, this two-hour online course satisfies Wisconsin’s requirement for ethics training for PE licensure, as well many other states’ requirements. Learn from real-world case studies.

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