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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)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$725.40

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of CIVL 2140 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 38487

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Nov 21 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 38487
  • $725.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 21 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2675
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$725.40

Important information
  1. There will be no class on Monday, October 10, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day). This course will run for a total of 10 classes. For more info please visit: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
Status

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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