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SEV252 - Geo Mechanics 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

An-Jui Li





Incompatible with:

SEV200, SEV352

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 project-based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

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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