Geotechnical Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Geotechnical Engineering

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EGB121 and EGB123

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The unit covers the aspects of geotechnical engineering at an intermediate level which includes: how water flows in soil (permeability and seepage), in-situ soil stresses, how the externally applied load distributed in soils, soil deformation, strength of soil, how to design a shallow foundation. It links to the work previously undertaken in Civil Engineering Materials and prepares you for Highways & Pavement Engineering, Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Applications in CE Design & Construction, and the final semester Capstone project. It also exposes you to the areas of future work and study choice (e.g: Study area B options)

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