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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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Jianfeng Xue


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.


To develop an understanding of the principles of environmental geoengineering and groundwater and their application to the analysis and design of surface impoundments and leachate ponds and to the design and construction of engineering soil barriers for controlling seepage and for water and waste isolation.


Design assignment: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%. Students must pass both assignment and examination components

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Susanga Costa

Contact hours

24 lectures, 24 practice/project classes and 6 hours of laboratory or site visits