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SEV362 - Geotechnical Engineering

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

An-Jui Li


Must have passed 1 unit in SEV200, SEV252 or SEV352



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. All students must attend and participate in practical  activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . All students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.


SEV362 will be offered in Trimester 2 from 2017.


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 the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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