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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A/P J Kodikara


Geological processes, folding and faulting, geological map interpretation, mineral types and influence on engineering properties, identification of soil and rock types, origins and behaviour, site investigation techniques, geological history, stereographic projection; kinematic analysis of slopes, engineering uses of rock and soil; the stress-strain-pore pressure response of soil and rock; failure criteria; stress paths; drained and undrained strengths, consolidation and creep settlements; earth pressures; and behaviour, analysis and design of slopes, embankments, retaining walls and tunnels.


Test: 10%
Design assignment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students must pass assignment, test and examination components.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practicals and 6 hours private study per week.


CIV2241 or CIV2242