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SEV362 - Geotechnical Engineering

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Kazem Ghabraie

Prerequisite:

Must have passed 1 unit in SEV200, SEV252 or SEV352

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester. All students are required to  attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 2 x 1 hour classes per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. All students are required to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Content

This unit covers the soil physical properties, mechanical properties and relevant engineering applications.  The contents include soil characteristics, soil classification and compaction, permeability, stress and displacement, effective stress, soil shear strength, lateral earth pressures, slope stability and site investigation.

Assessment

Problem solving task 15%, design report 35%, examination 50%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination and a mark of at least 40% in the design report.

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