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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 3008

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
012772

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of soil and rock engineering, and to geotechnical design

Course content

Introduction to terminology, engineering soil classification, seepage and compaction, stresses in soil masses due to external loads and pore water pressures, consolidation and excess pore water pressures; strength and stiffness; gravity retaining walls; analysis of slopes with pore water pressures; immediate settlements; total settlement; design of shallow footings for bearing capacity; design of deep footings; site investigations, rock testing; rock mass classification; stress theories and strength criteria; slope stability.

Textbook(s)

Smith, I., Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics, current edition, Blackwell Publishing

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MENG 1012 Engineering Mechanics

Mechanics and Physics (EEET 1024. Course ID 101751) or Engineering Mechanics (MENG 1012. Course ID 152102).

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
CIVE 2005 Mechanics of Materials

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 4 hours x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 8 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 4 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External (Online lectures) N/A x 12 weeks
Practical (On campus at Mawson Lakes) N/A x 2 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Group project 2 submissions. 1000 & 2000 words per student 55% 5 min interview or presentation per student
Practical 4 x 1 page per group 20% N/A
Examination N/A 25% 1.5 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Group project 2 submissions. 1000 & 2000 words per student 55% 5 min interview or presentation per student
Practical 4 x 1 page per group 20% N/A
Examination N/A 25% 1.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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