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)
- 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:
- 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
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.