GROUND IMPROVEMENT & GEOSYNTHETICS ENGINEERING
Credit points: 15
The engineering properties of soil at many sites are not good enough to support infrastructure and buildings load. For these sites, some form of soil improvement methods are usually used to enhance the engineering properties of these problematic soils. It is therefore important for civil engineers to know different types of soil improvement methods; the degree to which soil properties may be improved; and the costs and benefits involved. In this subject, the latest state-of the-art techniques in the field of soil improvement will be studied and the fundamentals of its design approach will be covered.
SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesThe fundamental concepts and theories are explained and discussed in the lectures. Workshops are used to consolidate the knowledge and practice the applications of taught theories. Labs are used to reinforce the hands-on aspects of the subject. There are three online assessment tasks, test, and a final exam at the end of the semester.
Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM, SMENMB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Designing with Geosynthetics
Soft Ground Improvement in Lowland and Other Environments
AuthorBergado D, et. al.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three online assignments (each equivalent to 500 words)1500 words total
|Assignment||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7|
One 1-hour test
|Other||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One 2-hour end of semester written examination
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7|