This course provides a practical introduction to investigation and design techniques in geotechnical engineering. The emphasis is on a realistic problem requiring investigation of several options in a multi-objective context and conceptual design. The problem is set by a practising engineer. The course will also facilitate real-world experiential learning via a site visit.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Develop investigation and conceptual design skills in a multi-objective, multi-option problem framework
2. Apply research and design skills to solve open ended problems in geotechnical engineering
3. Work as part of a design team, in particular by reviewing other team members¿ work and providing feedback
4. Produce written documents of professional standard, communicate and interact at a professional level
5. Demonstrate a sophistication and maturity in approach to and execution of a project with evidence of professional level skills and attitudes
- Investigation of a range of geotechnical engineering options in a multi-objective context
- Project scoping and interpretation of in situ investigations
- Conceptual geotechnical design
This course has similar content to CIVL4571. I f you have completed CIVL4571, you cannot enrol in this course.
Content covered in CIVL4201 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Report: Final Report/Client Proposal
Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 2
This course runs for six weeks over a twelve week period. It runs in weeks 2,4,6,8,10 and 12.