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Engineering Geology 1 - GEOL1501

Year - 2018

Course objectives: To introduce basic geology and the principles of site investigation to civil engineering students. Expected outcomes: Students should develop an appreciation of geologic processes and their influence civil engineering works, acquire knowledge of the most important rocks and minerals and be able to identify them, and interpret geological maps with an emphasis on making construction decisions. Syllabus summary: Geological concepts relevant to civil engineering and the building environment. Introduction to minerals; igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their occurrence, formation and significance. General introduction to physical geology and geomorphology, structural geology, plate tectonics, hydrogeology, rock core logging site investigation techniques for construction. Associated laboratory work on minerals, rocks and mapping.

Classes
Two 2 hour lectures per week and 24 hours laboratory classes.

Assessment
Practical laboratory work, Assignments, Tests and Quizzes, and a combined theory and practical exam (100%)

Textbooks
Portrait of A Planet by Stephen Marshak, Published by H.H. Norton and Company and readings provided via Blackboard

Prohibitions

GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Tom Hubble
HECS Band: 2
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