- 2018

Undergraduate

Specialisation

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Offered by

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)

Location

Clayton

Geological engineering is an interdisciplinary field, in which principles of geoscience are used to solve engineering and environmental problems. It connects geology to numerous forms of engineering that include mining, oil and gas, civil, tunnelling and renewable energy production (e.g. hydro-power and geothermal energy).

Units

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-e3001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Geological engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • MNE2010 Fixed plant engineering
  • EAE2511 Deep earth processes
  • CIV2242 Geomechanics I
  • MNE2030 Project, risk and safety management
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • MNE3020 Resource estimation
  • MNE3040 Surface mining systems
  • MNE3050 Underground mining
  • MNE3010 Rock mechanics
  • EAE3562 Ore deposit geology
  • RSE3242 Geothermal energy
  • CIV4210 Project A
  • RSE4111 Numerical modelling
  • RSE4112 Advanced rock mechanics
  • CIV4211 Project B
  • MNE4020 Design and feasibility project
  • RSE4231 Unconventional resources

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Geological engineering technical electives

  • CIV2263 Water Systems
  • EAE2522 Sediments and basins
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • EAE3591 Applied geophysics
  • RSE3232 Reservoir engineering
  • MNE4120 Instrumentation, automation, asset management

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.