Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 26 hours of project and laboratory work per semester |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours for the semester
|Prerequisites:|| The following subjects are both prerequisites |
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requeste for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit |
CoordinatorProf Ian Johnston
ContactMelbourne School of Engineering
Old Engineering Building #173
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA
General telephone enquiries
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+ 61 3 9349 2182
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|Subject Overview:||This subject contains capstone design projects with an emphasis on geotechnical and hydraulic engineering but may include requirements for an understanding of other fields. Students will be given briefings on special topics in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering but there will be emphasis put on self-learning. Designs may vary from year to year but might typically constitute: the design and operation of a cofferdam, the remediation of an unstable slope, the design of a water supply pipe system and the design of a simple channel network. Lectures may vary with the designs chosen but will generally provide a framework for students self-learning in soil permeability and seepage; flow nets; the effect of seepage on stability; slope stability principles; an appreciation of landslides; methods of analysis, design and remediation; the use of computer models to solve seepage and slope stability problems; aspects of channel flows including subcritical and supercritical flows, their response to changes in channel geometry; time-dependent behaviour and flow measurements. Students will also run a physical model in the laboratory.|
The objective of this subject is to have students experiencing realistic engineering modelling and design problems by working in groups and as individuals.
On completion of this subject successful students should be able to:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Engineering |
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science
Civil (Engineering) Systems |
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems
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