University of Technology Sydney

42029 Site Investigations and Monitoring for Infrastructure Projects

6cp; 3hpw (seminar/workshop), on campus, weekly

Field of practice: Civil Engineering program

Undergraduate and Postgraduate


The aim of this subject is to develop students' technical competence in the site investigations and monitoring of infrastructure projects as well as enhance their professional practice-oriented skills. Students recognise that completion of this subject supports them to work in national and international infrastructure projects. The subject comprises seminars, workshops, collaborative learning sessions, detailed practical and research group projects, individual quizzes and technical presentations. The group practical and individual research project allows students to learn critical review of engineering documents, critique needs of site investigation depending on type and importance of infrastructure, project reports and disciplinary research and professional skills. The syllabus covers: an introduction to various methodologies involved in in situ investigation of soil, sample collection techniques, sampling equipment, boring log preparation, stratigraphy identification, soil description, soil classification, methods of geophysical exploration, geospatial analysis, statistical approach, geo-environmental site investigations, groundwater investigations, forensic geomechanics, monitoring, observational approach, and also frequently used standards and industry recommended guidelines.

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