Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours (Lectures: 24 hours, Tutorials/Worshops/Computer Labs: 15 hours, Field Practicals: 9 hours) per semester |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| Learning will be assisted by knowledge gained in the following subject: |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorDr Guillermo Narsilio
ContactDr Guillermo A. Narsilio
Characterisation of sites is an important step in any engineering study or design. Important aspects include topography; industrial history; soil stratigraphy for soil strength and other geotechnical parameters; hydrogeology and chemistry assessment; risk of catastrophic events such as flood, fire, seismic events; aesthetic outlook and in-look; proximity and sensitivity of neighbours to cross boundary effects of engineering activity.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Manual on Subsurface Investigations (Mayne, P.W., Christopher, B.R., and DeJong, J.T.) FHWA Publication No. FHWA NHI-01-031, 2002, 294 pp. (availalble on LMS)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Engineering |
B-ENG Civil Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Structural)
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