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ENG2206 - Introduction to geoengineering

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: D Nag


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)


All aspects of geoengineering are considered at an elementary level, as well as basic engineering geology, formation and weathering processes, sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, the geotechnical spectrum - soil, rock, weathering, deposition cycle, basic soil and rock properties, void ratio, water content etc, and the two phase model. All materials are assumed to be granular and frictional. The unit includes the analysis and design of slopes, shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, and pavements. Effective stresses only are used. Visualisation is developed through the mapping and modelling exercise. A clear emphasis on sustainable design will be made.


The student is expected to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the methods and processes of geoengineering.


Examination (2 hours) 50%
Practical/project work: 50%.

Contact hours

24 lectures, 24 tutorial/workshop classes per semester