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49118 Applied Geotechnics

6cp
Requisite(s): (48330 Soil Behaviour AND (120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Fields of Practice: Civil Engineering Major


Postgraduate

Description

The purpose of this subject is to provide practical awareness and advanced problem solving techniques to students who wish to widen their analytical and design skills in the field of geotechnical engineering and transport infrastructure. Students recognise that completion of this subject supports them to work in an internationalised world. The syllabus covers the revision of soil mechanics, foundation engineering and retaining wall design; introduction to rock mechanics, deep excavation methods and supporting systems; dewatering methods in soil; design of cofferdams; geotechnical aspects of tunnelling construction and design; introduction to embankment dams; geotechnical aspects of landfills; and rail track substructure problems, track formation stabilisation techniques and their limitations.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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Fee information

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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.