Geotechnical Engineering discusses the problems of soil and rock strength and its relation to the ability to withstand loads of the buildings standing on it. By knowing and understanding the various properties of the soil, geo-engineers understand the worst possible that can happen in the super-structure and seek innovative solutions.

The research groups included in this field are UNS Geoscience which conducts research on the Modified Cakar Ayam Foundation System for Rigid Pavement, Slope Reinforcement with Innovative Anchor, Utilization of Prefabricated Vertical Drain for Soil Repair, Meshless Particle Based Lagrangian method, Mechanics of porous deformable.