HS1029 Geology and Soil Mechanics 7.5 credits

Geologi och geoteknik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • structure of the earth and geological processes
  • geology of Sweden
  • minerals and types of rocks
  • soil formation, structure, composition and classification
  • soil water and groundwater
  • geological maps
  • geotechnical investigation methods
  • geotechnical sampling methods
  • effective stress in soil
  • soil settlement
  • earth pressure
  • slope stability

Intended learning outcomes *

Goals to receive a grade of E:

Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • describe types of rocks and soils in Sweden, and their genesis, classification, names, and properties
  • understand the effect of geological and hydrological processes on the landscape
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the presence and flow of water in ground
  • interpret geological and geotechnical data
  • conduct a simple analysis of soil samples in the laboratory
  • conduct and report basic geotechnical calculations

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Students in year 2 of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes Constructional Engineering and Design or Engineering and Economics specialising in Constructional Engineering and Design.

HF1904 Linjär algebra

HF1905 Matematisk analys

AF1734 Byggnadsmekanik 1

AF1735 Byggnadsmekanik 2

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Examination (TEN1, 6.0 credits), grade scale A-F
Exercises and laboratory work (ÖVN1, 1.5 credits), grade scale P/F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Teresa Isaksson

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ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study *

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Thomas Johansson (thojoh@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.