Undergraduate courses

Soil Mechanics

  • Soil is the main material consisting the ground, which becomes the basic foundation for civilization. As a particulate material, soil shows distinctive and unique characteristics compared to elastic materials. In this course, students understanding to basic characteristics of a 3-phase material and its resulting engineering behavior with physical, mechanical, and engineering perspectives.

Year

Course code

Openings

3 (UG)

CVL331

2021S1

Foundation Engineering and Design / Foundation and Pavement Engineering

  • This course aims to learn theoretical knowledge and practical implementation methods for foundation design and construction. In addition, students learn how to implement the basic principles into design methodologies. Common foundation types including, shallow foundation, pile foundation, mat foundation, drilled shaft, and hybrid structures are covered, while students conduct a session-long term project to investigate state-of-the-art practices or future prospects. 

Year

Course code

Openings

3 (UG)

CVL335

ZEIT3606

2021S2, 2020S2 (Ajou University) 2020S2, 2019S2, 2018S2 (UNSW)

Ground Stability Analysis and Design

  • This course aims to enhance students' capability to combine soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering knowledge for sufficient geotechnical engineering structure (slope, walls) stability analysis and design. Students learn how to use numerical analysis programs such as Plaxis, Slope W, Seep W, and PFC. Real site failure cases will be simulated and students will be asked to suggest countermeasures to enhance the in-situ factor of safety and to mitigate failure potential.   

Year

Course code

Openings

4 (UG)

CVL433

2021S1

Geotechnical Design

  •  Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering related to soil mechanics, stability of soil structures and soil/structure interaction. Geotechnical Design covers problems in foundation design, design of retaining structures, design of earth and rock fill dams, slope stability analysis, groundwater flow modeling, earthquake engineering, landfill design, and more.  This 6 Units of Credit course builds on what students have learnt in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology in Year 2 (UG) to learn more of the basic soil mechanics principles and to apply them to solve common geotechnical engineering problems. 

Year

Course code

Openings

3 (UG)

ZEIT3602

2020S1, 2019S1 (UNSW)

Geosynthetics and Ground Improvement

  • This is a 6 unit of credit (UOC) elective course in geotechnical engineering for the Civil Engineering program. The application of ground improvement techniques is an essential approach for foundation design in problematic soils, and in dealing with environmental issues. This course is an introductory course to ground improvement with special emphasis on the use of geosynthetics.

Year

Course code

Openings

4 (UG)

ZEIT4004

2020S1, 2019S1, 2018S1 (UNSW)

Civil Engineering Materials

  • This is a 6 unit of credit (UOC) course aimed to provide a comprehensive introduction on civil engineering materials for the Civil Engineering program. It will cover all basic topics about modern construction materials, their properties and their applications in civil engineering applications. Emphases will be given to factors that affecting material selections in terms of strength, serviceability, durability and sustainability in practice applications.

Year

Course code

Openings

2 (UG)

ZEIT2603

2019S1, 2018S1 (UNSW)

Post-Graduate courses

2021-S1, Advanced Geoenvironmental Engineering (CVL670)

2020-S2, Special topics on Soil Dynamics (CVL6618)

Research Group 

Ajou University - UNSW Canberra

© 2021 by Ilhan Chang and
E3GEO Research Group at Ajou University

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