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CIVL9022: Geological Hazards (2024 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CIVL9022: Geological Hazards (6 CP)
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Rognon, Pierre
Session options: Semester 2
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Pre-Requisites: None.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Rognon, Pierre
Timetable: CIVL9022 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Laboratory 2.00 1 2
3 Tutorial 2.00 1 9
4 Independent Study 4.00 1 13
5 Workgroup 5.00 2 1

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar

Week Description
Week 1 Lecture: Introduction to geological hazards
Week 2 Lecture: Earth structure
Tutorial: Energy in Geohazards
Week 3 Lecture: Rock cycle
Tutorial: Plate tectonic
Week 4 Lecture: Geomorphology
Lab: Rock identification
Week 5 Lecture: Floods and droughts
Lab: UoS Introduction. Risk, geomaterials and geo hazards
Week 6 Lecture: Landslides
Tutorial: Costal erosion and sea level changes
Week 7 Lecture: Soil microstructure
Lecture/Tutorial: Dams and groundwater contamination
Week 8 Lecture: Soil settlement
Tutorial: Underground stress
Week 9 Lecture: Soil strength
Tutorial: Differential Settlement
Week 10 Lecture: Soil failure
Tutorial: Sinkholes
Week 11 Lecture: Soil improvement
Tutorial: Water induced failure
Week 12 Lecture: Slope stability control
Tutorial: Block anchors
Week 13 Lecture/Tutorial: Recap

Course Relations

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Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2024
Master of Professional Engineering (Fluids) 2024
Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical) 2024
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2024

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