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SEV217 - Engineering Geology and Surveying

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

2017 is the final offering of this unit

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


Unit chair:

Kali Prasad Nepal


SEP101 or SEB101


SEE010 or SEJ010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 2 x 3 hour field trips. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


Engineering geology and surveying knowledge is essential for locating, designing, constructing and managing any civil engineering infrastructures. To equip you with a valuable knowledge in and understanding of engineering geology and surveying, this unit covers basic surveying principles of linear and angular measurements, civil engineering applications of surveying: control surveys, topographical maps and roadway curves, minerals and rock forming processes, geological structures and soil profile development, engineering properties of rocks and subsurface exploration and site selection.


Examination 60%, surveying practical work report 20%, engineering geology problem solving exercises 20%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and a mark of at least 40% in the surveying practical work report.

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