Course name Soil Construction
Course date 02.09.2022 - 31.08.2023
Institution Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB
Teacher Jarmo Erho
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 31.07.2023
Implementation plan
OPEN UAS Enrolment

Soil Construction

02.09.2022 - 31.08.2023

Course description


The student knows the most important properties of soil in soil transfer work as well as the influences of working conditions on performing the work. The student knows the legislation related to extractable land resources. The student knows the principles of work planning and is able to dimension the needed machine combinations and knows the aspects of environmental protection. The student knows the basics of basic geodetic measurements and geodesy basic accounting. The student knows the methods of measurement used in construction and for basics work machine automation.


Properties of different soils. Soil construction properties. Volume terms of soil materials. Machine capacity in soil construction. Measurements in soil construction and machine automation. Soil construction machinery and transport. Compacting. Soil construction work environmental considerations.

A project work from the construction site. Eg. a quality plan, quality assurance plan, project plan, technical work plan etc. Presentation of the project work.


No prerequisites needed.

Assessment criteria


Average of exams + assessment of project work.

Course way of working and time table

Online course in Moodle. Nonstop.

Lecture materials and educational videos on Moodle platform.