Engineering Site Investigation

MG5009

This online course will introduce you to the fundamentals of soil composition, the engineering properties of soils, and site investigation procedures.

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    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
    $1,987 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Learners  who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  •  Describe soil composition and calculate soil phase ratios
  • Determine basic engineering properties of soils
  • Classify soils in the field and from laboratory results
  • Describe and evaluate methods to improve the engineering properties of soils
  • Plan geotechnical site investigations and interpret the result

 Assessment:

  • 50% internally assessed
  • 50% examination. 

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times go to our exam page:

Assessment for this course includes an examination

 Lab requirements

A 2 ½ day practical laboratory is a requirement of this course. This may entail travel to a provider outside of your region.

We try to schedule these Labs for T2 during the school holidays however this is subject to change.

Your tutor will confirm the actual dates within the first week of the course, however you can click here for school holiday dates to give you a guideline for planning.

 Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

 

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
    $1,987 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying