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Unit of Study ENG30002 - Soil Mechanics and Geology (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the geological and engineering properties of soils
2 perform laboratory tests on soil samples to the Australian Standards to determine properties required in analysis and understand the need for accreditation of soil laboratories
3 demonstrate proficiency in applying analytical methods to determine stresses and strains in soils under load
4 demonstrate understanding of the movement of water in soils and calculate two-dimensional seepage patterns
5 analyse and design soil retaining structures and assess settlement of soils under load.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the geological and engineering properties of soils
    • GA4:
  2. perform laboratory tests on soil samples to the Australian Standards to determine properties required in analysis and understand the need for accreditation of soil laboratories
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. demonstrate proficiency in applying analytical methods to determine stresses and strains in soils under load
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate understanding of the movement of water in soils and calculate two-dimensional seepage patterns
    • GA4:
  5. analyse and design soil retaining structures and assess settlement of soils under load.
    • GA4:

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