Areas of Study

UCLA’s Geotechnical Engineering program offers the following areas of emphasis.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

* Soil Properties

* Laboratory & Field Testing

* Shallow & Deep Foundations

* Slope Stability

* Earth Retaining Structures

Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

* Dynamic Soil Properties

* Earthquake-Induced Ground Failure

* Ground Motion Hazard Analysis

Geo-Environmental Engineering

* Waste Containment Systems

* Subsurface Migration of Containments