Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours per semester (Lectures: 32 hours, Workshops: 16 hours) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| None |
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorProf Ian Johnston
ContactProfessor Ian Johnston
|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. 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 physical models in the laboratory|
The objective of this subject is to have students experiencing realistic engineering modelling and design problems
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Engineering |
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
B-ENG Civil Engineering stream |
Civil (Engineering) Systems major
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Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Structural)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems major
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
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