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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A Bouazza and G Mudd


Overview of concepts relating to groundwater resources and seepage, with emphasis on seepage containment in reservoirs, ponds, soil pollution and its avoidance, focusing on soil behaviour and its effect on seepage, groundwater percolation and migration of contaminant in the nearfield of waste containment facilities. Focus will also be on the function, design and construction of engineered soil barriers to prevent leakage from water reservoirs, ponds or to isolate different types of waste.


Tests: 30%
Design assignment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 30%. Students must pass both assignment/test and examination components

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

19 lectures, 33 practice classes, 6 hours of laboratory or site visits per semester