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Unit of Study CIVL3003 Geotechnical Engineering (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

apply knowledge of soil mechanics and geology to design a range of different geotechnical components including shallow and deep foundations, excavations, analyse the stability of soil

specify a site testing regime to adequately develop an understanding of the soil/rock properties on a site in order to develop suitable engineering designs

assess site specific contextual factors and constraints to select appropriate geotechnical solutions to complex problems

model typical geotechnical problems using industry standard computer modelling techniques.

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