Chair of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering



Integrated course (lectures and exercises) in the winter semester.
Compulsory elective module.

Short description

Theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of tunnel construction is taught. Students learn the special features of open and closed construction methods and are able to design tunnel structures for different soil types with and without groundwater. They learn to consider the interaction of ground constructions with other constructions and the environment.


  • Open and closed tunnel construction methods
  • Underwater tunnels
  • Tunnelling methods
  • Securing methods