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EG38G1: GEOTECHNICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The course is a variant of the existing EA3027 course, to be made available only to students on the Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng in Civil Engineering, and forms part of the Level 3 Honours Programme. The variant covers the same Learning Outcomes, content and assessment as the existing EA3027 course. This variant is, however, to be taught over the summer period, as part of the spreading out of teaching load for the Graduate Apprenticeship students. Furthermore, for these students the delivery model is a blended model, whatever or not there is a Covid Lockdown.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Adelaja Osofero

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to engineering geology covering topics such as the formation and classification of rocks, weathering processes, plate tectonics, aggregates, groundwater, fluvial and coastal processes and site investigation. The main part of the course is devoted to a study of the engineering behaviour of soils. This commences with origin of soil through the introduction to soil classification and a description of the phase composition of soils. Site investigation, consolidation, shear strength and critical states of soils are also covered.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Coursework

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided to the entire via MyAberdeen and on an individualised basis to students on request.

Learning Outcomes
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Timed Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

3 hour exam

Feedback will be provided to the class via MyAberdeen with individual feedback available on request.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Whichever of the two assessments whose failure has contributed to the overall failure of the course will have to be resat. The weighting of the resat elements will be as they had been previously – therefore for this Coursework the weighting will be 50%.

The marks for the resat element will be incorporated with the marks for a previously passed assessment to produce an overall resit mark.

Individualised feedback available to student on request

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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