CIV201 Geotechnical Engineering | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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CIV201 Geotechnical Engineering

In this course you will explore geoengineering fundamentals, including basic engineering geology, rock types, and geotechnical elements like soil and rock properties. Key concepts include void ratio, water content, and the two-phase model, assuming materials are granular and frictional. The course covers soil description, geological mapping, rock and soil classification, stress and strain in soils, shear soil failure, and shallow foundation design, with a focus on sustainable practices

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ENG105 or ENG102
Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
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3.2:Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies
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