BLAR12052 - Geotechnical Studies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will learn the role of geotechnical investigations in the design process, and soil mechanics including description of physical properties, soil classification, bearing capacity, permeability, compressibility, shear strength, slope stability, flow of water, and foundations and footings including investigations into basic principles of subsurface rock and soil materials and their ability to support structures.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

BLAR11049 Built Environment Communication and Skills Or COMM11003 Professional and Technical Communication (before 2012 term 1)

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say Feedback
Feedback
The unit topics for each subject were clear and could be read easily. The lecturers clearly knew the subject matter and delivery was of a high standard.
Recommendation
Retain the structural clarity of the unit schedule and the Moodle site.
Action Taken
The structural clarity of the unit schedule and the Moodle site has been retained.
Source: Have Your Say Feedback
Feedback
Learning the background of the construction of footings and retaining walls.
Recommendation
Continue to offer and further develop teaching of practical applications of the subject matter.
Action Taken
Teaching of practical applications of the subject matter has been further expanded on.
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
Feedback
Many useful examples were provide in the lectures.
Recommendation
Real life examples will continue to be provided - this will be expanded on in future lectures.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
Feedback
The learning material on the Moodle site was clearly presented and very easy to find and navigate, allowing me to focus on the learning the content.
Recommendation
Learning resources will continue to be clearly presented and structured.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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