Geotechnical Engineering A

MG6012

This online course will enable learners to develop further knowledge of the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    15
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    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
    $1,987 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 17 Feb 2023
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Examine the occurrence and flow of water through soils and discuss the impact soil water has in engineering practice.
  • Determine and evaluate the shear strength parameters of soils.
  • Determine the earth pressure on, and analyse the stability of, earth retaining structures.
  • Analyse the stability of earth slopes.
  • Determine the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations.
  • Understand the process of consolidation and estimate consolidation settlement.
  • Describe the causes of liquefaction and how these can be controlled to reduce the changes of liquefaction

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

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

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
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Sep
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Nov
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
    $1,987 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 17 Feb 2023
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us