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SEV252 - Geo Mechanics 1

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

2017 is the final offering of this unit

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


Unit chair:

Aminur Rahman


SEP101 or SEB101



Incompatible with:

SEV200, SEV352

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 project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


During their study in SEV252, students will take a design-based approach that develops their understanding of soil physical properties, soil mechanical properties and geotechnical engineering associated with residential applications.  Students will work according to Australian Standards to produce industry specific documentation and develop laboratory skills associated with soil testing.


Group project brief 25%, teamwork (process) 5%, analytical report 30%, project final report 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve and overall mark of at least 50% and a minimum of 40% on the analytical report.

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