SEV362 - Geotechnical Engineering


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

One unit from SEV200, SEV252, SEV352 or SEJ202



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.


In nearly all civil engineering projects, engineers need to analyse the behaviour of the ground and prevent failure in soils. This unit builds on the basic knowledge of soil mechanics obtained in previous units and expands it by introducing topics related to shear strength of soils which are essential in understanding failure in soils. Applications of the covered soil mechanics theories will be studied in analysis and design of retaining structures, slopes, and shallow and deep foundations.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in A1 and A2.

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