Courses Catalogue

Engineering Geology

COURSE CODE: CIV2108
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course deals with basic geological materials and earth processes and how they influence mechanical behaviour and capacity of engineering materials, processes and structures. The linkage to Rock Mechanics and Hydrogeology are emphasized. It is divided into physical and historical Geology.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course provides understanding of the basics and application of engineering geology technology

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        outline the importance of geotechnical investigation in civil engineering structural design

·        Carry out geotechnical site investigations for Civil Engineering projects.

·        Utilize knowledge about the earth structure, surface processes, sedimentology, geormorphology, sedimentation and stratigraphy.

·        Establish linkage to rock mechanics and hydrogeology

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Assess the influence of geological factors on the conception, location, planning, feasibility, design, construction, cost, safety and management of Civil Engineering works.

·        Choose appropriate geological materials that can be used for specific Civil Engineering projects.

·        Evaluate the effects of geological processes on Civil Engineering activities and structures.