Geology and Geomechanics

CIV2403

All engineers working with soils and rocks must understand the range of techniques available for identifying these materials and determining their physical and mechanical properties. This online course will give you an introduction to geology and soil mechanics.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 17 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 9 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

When you study this course you will be introduced to the basic concepts of soil mechanics that are widely used in the design of geotechnical engineering problems such as:

  • flow nets
  • soil consolidation
  • settlement of structures.

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

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $760 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Teaching weeks 17 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 9 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us