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CIVL 2140 - Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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.


CIVL 1580





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 38487

Mon Sep 09 - Mon Nov 25 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Nov 25 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2675
Sep 09 - Nov 25 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2665


Aiden Kiani

Course Outline




  1. There will be NO class on Monday, October 14, Thanksgiving Day Statutory Holiday and Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day Statutory Holiday. This course will run for a total of 10 classes.

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Gravitying 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

CIVL 2140 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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Fall 2019

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Geotechnical Engineering
Author Coduto
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2011
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13236-868-1
Price $209.95

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