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SEV362 - Geo Mechanics 2

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

SEV362 will be offered in Trimester 2 from 2017.

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


Unit chair:

An-Jui Li


SEV352 or SEV252



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester. Students must attend and participate in compulsory 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 mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during Week 8.


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.


Two assignments (15% each) 30%, one laboratory report 10%, final examination 60%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and a minimum of 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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