Geotechnical Engineering Project

10 Units

This course provides a practical introduction to investigation and design techniques in geotechnical engineering. The emphasis is on a realistic problem requiring investigation of several options in a multi-objective context and conceptual design. The problem is set by a practising engineer. The course will also facilitate real-world experiential learning via a site visit.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop investigation and conceptual design skills in a multi-objective, multi-option problem framework
  2. Apply research and design skills to solve open ended problems in geotechnical engineering
  3. Work as part of a design team, in particular by reviewing other team members¿ work and providing feedback
  4. Produce written documents of professional standard, communicate and interact at a professional level
  5. Demonstrate a sophistication and maturity in approach to and execution of a project with evidence of professional level skills and attitudes
  1. Investigation of a range of geotechnical engineering options in a multi-objective context
  2. Project scoping and interpretation of in situ investigations
  3. Conceptual geotechnical design
  • This course has similar content to CIVL4571. I f you have completed CIVL4571, you cannot enrol in this course.
Assumed Knowledge Content covered in CIVL4201 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Assessment Items
  • Report: Final Report/Client Proposal

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting week 2
This course runs for six weeks over a twelve week period. It runs in weeks 2,4,6,8,10 and 12.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6571
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