DE5207 – Geotechnical Engineering 1

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Module code
DE5207
Module title
Geotechnical Engineering 1
Prescription
To introduce the fundamentals of soil composition, the engineering properties of soils, and site investigation procedures
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.Describe soil composition and calculate soil phase ratios
2.Determine basic engineering properties of soils
3.Classify soils in the field and from laboratory results
4.Describe and evaluate methods to improve the engineering properties of soils
5.Plan geotechnical site investigations and interpret the results
Content
Soil composition
Soil tests: grading analysis, plasticity characteristics (LL, PL, PI, CPL, SL), compaction
Soil classification - unified classification system
Soil compaction and stabilisation, Shear strength of soils, California Bearing Ratio (CBR), Permeability characteristics of soils
Subsoil investigations, soil description; soil sampling; in-situ testing; safety
Assessment Criteria
Soil composition
Soil tests: grading analysis, plasticity characteristics (LL, PL, PI, CPL, SL), compaction
Soil classification - unified classification system
Soil compaction and stabilisation, Shear strength of soils, California Bearing Ratio (CBR), Permeability characteristics of soils
Subsoil investigations, soil description; soil sampling; in-situ testing; safety