Course

Geology and Geomechanics


Course code CIV2403

All engineers working with soils and rocks must understand the range of techniques available for both identifying these materials and for determining their physical and mechanical properties.  The online course provides an introduction to both geology and soil mechanics.  Students will also be introduced to the basic concepts of soild mechanics that are widely used in the design of geotechnical engineering problems such as flow nets, soild consolidation and settlement of structures.

The emphasis throughout the course is placed on a practical understanding of these topics.

How to enrol

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  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 17 Jun 2018 to start 16 Jul 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

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