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SEV362 - Geotechnical Engineering

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Carol Boyle

Prerequisite:

Must have passed 1 unit in SEV200, SEV252 or SEV352

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes 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.

Content

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.

Assessment

Two reports (20% each) 40%, design task 20%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination and a mark of at least 40% in the design task.

Unit Fee Information

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