SEJ202 - Field Investigation


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course S460, S465 or S466


Must pass one unit in SET111 or SEJ101 and one unit from SEJ103 or SEV101.



Incompatible with:

SEV200, SEV219

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour studio per week, 6 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online and collaborative learning including a 1 x 2 hour online studio per week. Students are required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


The implementation of appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and methods in the field is a fundamental skill in environmental and civil engineering. This unit provides students the opportunity to develop a range of field- based investigation skills associated with air, earth and water. Students will also understand the requirements for sustained, accurate analysis associated with monitoring, sampling, sample preservation and preparation, and calibration of instruments in the field. The unit integrates theory, site studies, and laboratory investigations utilising a basic design framework that allows synthesis of data to formulate a professional level folio.

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