6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Term 3 2019 (On-campus)
This unit will provide the learner practical knowledge on geotechnical engineering and construction technology of various geotechnical projects and scales. The learner will learn to develop solutions to a variety of geotechnical construction methods including ground modification, rock and soil excavations, ground supports, and performance monitoring. The unit will provide the graduate to develop engineering perspectives on geotechnical engineering and construction technology from project implementation to project completion.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- know features of different equipment and machinery used in geotechnical construction
- understand construction contractual issues and procedures
- acquire construction management skill including project planning and risk assessment
- develop schemes for various geotechnical construction projects execute performance monitoring and appraisal of geotechnical structures
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
Total of 144 hours
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