Geotechnical Design

CVE80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Prerequisites

Undergraduate Students
CVE20004 Geomechanics 
Concurrent prerequisite (Can be completed prior or at same time) 
Postgraduate Students
Admission to cognate PG degree

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills of geotechnical engineering design. This includes site characterisation, ground improvement, field instrumentation, geosynthetics, geotechnics of pavements, soil stabilisation, specialised laboratory testing, dredging and land reclamation.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Determine site investigation and in-situ testing techniques. (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A1, A3, A6)
2. Applies the basic theory and design methodology for ground improvement works (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
3. Conducts back-analysis of field instrumentation (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
4. Executes design methodology for various geosynthetics (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
5. Formulates the methodology of dredging and land reclamation works (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
6. Applies pavement design and soil stabilisation techniques. (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
7. Analyse advanced laboratory testing and numerical modelling methods (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A4, A5, A7)
 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.