Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

Civil Engineering School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L2T1P & field trip

Prerequisite

CIVL3210

Assessment methods

End-of-semester exam and Practical Projects

Course coordinator

Prof David Williams (d.williams@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Purpose of geotechnical investigation and testing; geotechnical site investigation methods, including test pitting, drilling, soil sampling, rock coring, in situ testing, cone penetration testing of soil profiles, and geophysical testing; planning a geotechnical investigation and testing program; laboratory testing methods for soils and rocks, their applications and limitations, and their interpretation; geotechnical parameter assessment. [An optional field exercise will be offered during the mid-semester break.]

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile