Course contents *
The course focuses on rocks properties and interpretation of geological conditions under the ground surface.
By the end of the course the students should:
- be able to construct a map of the surface geology and a cross section of the subsurface geological from drill-hole logs.
- have knowledge of the physical, hydrological, mechanical and chemical properties of common rocks.
- have knowledge of investigation methods, primarily geophysical methods, for determining the rock mass properties underground, their strengths and weaknesses.
- be able to evaluate an area suitability with respect to: (for example)
1. drilling for ground water;
2. opening of a rock quarry based the rock’s suitability for usage in asphalt and concrete;
3. building a land fill that will not negatively affect the groundwater quality or interact negatively with developed areas;
- be able to identify potential problems associated with:
1. slope stability;
2. drilling a tunnel;
3. construction of a dam.
- be able to use a sterionet to analyze slope stability. They should be able to interpret information presented in a sterionet.
Intended learning outcomes *
The goal of the course is to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of geology, and apply this knowledge to engineering projects such as dams, landfills, rock quarries, roads, tunnels and slopes.
Another goal is to increase the students’ presentation skills, both oral and in written.