Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Malek Bouazza


Geotechnical engineering concepts applied to solve or minimise geo-hazard problems specific to domestic and hazardous waste containment facilities (landfills), contaminated sites and tailings dams. The unit focuses on geotechnical aspects in the analysis, design and construction of waste containment facilities (landfills), ground improvement, redevelopment of old landfills, and contaminated site remediation.


At the conclusion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. understand the concept of filtration and drainage
  2. perform basic analytical procedures related to stability,

3 understand the importance of ethics and legal matters for Geotech. projects

4. gain insight into the importance of minimising the likelihood of failures

5. understand the concept of ground improvement

6. provide solutions to ground improvement based on sound analytical methods


Oral presentation: 20%+ Tests: 30%
Assignments: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 2 hour lecture, one 2 hour practice class and 8 hours of site visits.