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CIV2901 Geology and Geomechanics Practice

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 16 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: ENG1901 and CIV2403

Overview

Practice courses seek to develop basic competencies and attributes commensurate with the intuitive and professional skills sought in engineering graduates. This course provides a broad introduction to the practical aspects of geology and geomechanics and focuses on the development of analytical, manual, diagnostic, communication and group interaction skills.

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).

The course includes practice modules covering aspects of Geology and Geomechanics. Practice requirements for each module include laboratory work in a team environment, field excursions and the preparation of individual reports on these practice activities. The geological field excursion provides the student with specialised instruction on the identification and the engineering significance of geological features. Students will be required to carry out soil tests to Australian standards to gauge various engineering properties of soils.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2022 External
Date printed 16 May 2022