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AGR3903 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 2

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 18 May 2022


The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).

Agricultural and Environmental Engineers require a practical understanding of the processes governing soil and water behaviour in the environment. This course provides students with a practical introduction to the factors influencing soil formation and the techniques associated with the field description and classification of soils. Laboratory classes will be conducted to enable students to identify major factors influencing soil chemical and physical properties. Field measurement of important soil/water parameters and processes such as soil moisture content, infiltration, hydraulic conductivity and aquifer transmissivity will be undertaken. The course will also build on the hydraulics undertaken in the earlier soil and water practice course particularly in the areas of varied and unsteady flows.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 18 May 2022