Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001874

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of basic Physics, Mathematics and Soil Science.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the effect of applied stesses on soil physical and mechanical properties 2. Underststand the effect of different soil properties on the strength of soils and the variation of soil strength with soil water content. 3. Distinguishe the influence of the above mentioned on soil productivity. 4. Perform common methods for the determination of soil mechanical properties.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Distribution of external and internal stresses in the soil, Mohr circle. Neutral and active stresses. Soil deformation, plasticity and elasticity. Soil strength: theoretical strength, types and theories of rupture, methods of determination and factors determining soil strength. Effect of strength on erocivity and productivity of soils. Soil compaction: precompaction stress and compressibility affecting factors. Compaction effects on soil properties, growth of plants and the environment. Evaluation of compaction and measures preventing it. Soil plasticity and consistency: consistency limits and volume changes.
stress, soil strength, compaction, consistency, plasticity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of powerpoint and web (website and e-mail).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Reading Assigment16
Written assigments18
Student Assessment
Compulsory attendance of the laboratory classes. Written scientific report. Written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Παναγιωτόπουλος Κ.Π. 2011. Γεωργική Εδαφομηχανική. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις, ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη. A. Verruijt A. 2012. SOIL MECHANICS, Delft University of Technology,
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