Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG)

School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Education

GHERG provides a range of educational opportunities. These include professional development workshops for people in industry as well as programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students such as internships, higher degree research supervision and scholarships.

Professional development

We regularly run workshops suited to industry professionals seeking development in the areas of geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental engineering. Get in touch with us to find out more about our next workshop.

Undergraduate and postgraduate internships

Undergraduate and postgraduate students at Federation University can gain experience in geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental engineering by undertaking an internship with GHERG or one of our industry partners. Contact GHERG to discuss your options.

To explore undergraduate courses available at Federation University, go to our Course Finder.

Higher degree research

GHERG staff are available to supervise higher degree research projects in the areas of geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental engineering.

GHERG specialises in the following research topics:

  • Optimal cover design for mine rehabilitation
  • Performance and sustainability of artificial soils
  • Computational modelling of coupled geomechanical and hydrological processes
  • Groundwater recharge and regional water balance affected by mining
  • Rebounce capacity of subsided land following re-watering
  • Contribution of preferential flow to water balance.

If your proposed research fits into the above topics, or you have something else in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d be happy to discuss your project.

For more information about the research GHERG is undertaking, visit our Research page.

To explore postgraduate courses available at Federation University, go to our Course Finder.

Scholarships

A number of research scholarships are available to higher degree research students. Please get in touch with us for further information.

The Henry Sutton PhD Scholarship offers international candidates in the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology a full Federation University Research Tuition Scholarship and a Stipend scholarship for a period of three years. Find out more on the Henry Sutton PhD Scholarship page.

More information about the full range of scholarships available at Federation University, including application dates, can be found on the Scholarships page.

Contact us

For more information about your current educational opportunities with GHERG, Contact us.