Courses Catalogue

Slope Stability

COURSE CODE: CIV7230
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers fundamental principles that can be employed in design for stability of slopes. It focuses on shear strength concepts, seepage analysis and slope stability analysis methods.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Conduct land management studies, including the construction of tunnels and other underground infrastructures.

·        Develop advanced analytical models and numerical calculation, project planning and management, and the ability to interpret the results in the context of geotechnical engineering.

·        Apply advanced techniques and methodologies to design and build any geotechnical structure such as the design of stable slopes and tunnels, as well as to enhance the knowledge related to ground infrastructure engineering and earthquake engineering.

·        Perform the analysis of the landslide run out

·        Analyze the stability of a natural slope or artificial cut.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Conduct land management studies, including the construction of tunnels and other underground infrastructure.

·        Describe modelling, assessment and management of geological resources, including groundwater, mineral and thermal resources.

·        Discuss on techniques for landslide monitoring as well as the stabilization, retention and protection measures.

·         Perform the quantitative risk analysis.