Introduces students to the geotechnical properties and behaviour of soils and their significance in civil and construction engineering.
Soil types and classification
Phase (weight-volume) relationships
Soil stabilisation techniques
Principles of earthworks construction
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||describe the basic physical and mechanical properties of wet and dry soil and determine these properties using standard laboratory methods|
|2||apply the principles of soil stabilisation|
|3||apply the principles of earthworks construction.|
|4||describe the fundamentals of subsurface exploration|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the basic physical and mechanical properties of wet and dry soil and determine these properties using standard laboratory methods
- apply the principles of soil stabilisation
- apply the principles of earthworks construction.
- describe the fundamentals of subsurface exploration
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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