The field of Geotechnical Engineering, as a partial preparation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, covers the subject matter decribed below. Although the requirement is defined in terms of a list of subjects and/or recommended reading, emphasis is placed on an understanding of the fundamentals of the areas studied, and on the ability to correlate and apply the acquired knowledge.
- Lambe, T.W. and R.V. Whitman, Soil Mechanics, Si Version, Wiley, 1979.
- Terzaghi,K., R.B. Peck, and G. Mesri, Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 1996.
- Taylor, D.W., Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics, Wiley, 1948.
- Terzaghi, K., Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Wiley, 1943.
- Foundations, Prentice Hall, 1970.
- Tschebotarioff, G.P., Foundations, Retaining and Earth Structures, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 1973.
- Mitchell, J.K., Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 1993.