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).
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.
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)
- Mechanics of solids
- Fixed plant engineering
- Deep earth processes
- Geomechanics I
- Project, risk and safety management
- Advanced engineering mathematics
- Resource estimation
- Surface mining systems
- Underground mining
- Rock mechanics
- Ore deposit geology
- RSE3242 Geothermal energy
- Project A
- Numerical modelling
- Advanced rock mechanics
- Project B
- Design and feasibility project
- RSE4231 Unconventional resources
Part E. Elective study (36 points)
Single degree students complete a. and b. below:
- 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
- the remaining two units required to complete an engineering-approved minorengineering-approved minor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-beng-approved-minors.html) from another faculty (if the first two units in the minor were completed at level 1)
- level 2 or 3 units from the list of technical electives below
- other electives chosen in consultation the course adviser
- 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
- Water Systems
- Sediments and basins
- Energy and the environment
- Environmental impact assessment and management systems
- Applied geophysics
- RSE3232 Reservoir engineering
- Instrumentation, automation, asset management
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.