Courses Catalogue

Groundwater Investigations And Technology

COURSE CODE: CIV7214
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on ground water availability/ flow/ storage/ intermixing/ investigation while simultaneously bringing out the advanced/ relevant theories/ practices/ techniques of practical importance. The topics covered include occurrence and movement of ground water, advanced well hydraulics, pollution and quality analysis of ground water surface/ sub-surface investigation of ground water, artificial ground water recharge, and saline water intrusion in aquifers, modeling and management of ground water.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

The purpose of this course is to understand the principles and application of ground water engineering.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Explain the occurrence and movement of groundwater within a geological formation

·        describe some geological terms that are related groundwater exploration and development

·        Review the theory of most geophysical methods that are applicable to groundwater exploration and development in basement and sedimentary terrain.

·        Solve groundwater exploration and development related problem using geophysical method.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Explain the basic principle of the applicable geophysical methods in groundwater exploration and development

·        Demonstrate the field procedure; data acquisition, processing and interpretation of applicable geophysical method(s) in groundwater investigation.

·        Apply Electromagnetic (EM), Electrical Resistivity (ER) and Seismic Refraction methods in solving groundwater related problems.