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Introduction to Soil Mechanics CIVL 2140

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course introduces the basic principles of soil mechanics and testing procedures through lectures, problem-solving sessions, and laboratory demonstrations. Topics include mass/volume relationships, soil classification, compaction, and permeability.

Prerequisite(s)

CIVL 1580

Credits

2.5

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate volume-weight relationships for soils.
  • Classify soils using the Unified Soil Classification System.
  • Describe compaction and in-place soil density tests.
  • Solve applied problems dealing with soil permeability.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

Introduction to Soil Mechanics (CIVL 2140) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering Materials Testing
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time

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