This course is discontinued

GEO4130 - Engineering Geology and Geomechanics

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

Engineering (hydro-mechanical) properties of soils, rocks and fractured rock masses. Methods to determine deformation characteristics, shear strength and permeability. The importance of ground water pressures and effective stresses. Development and application of computational procedures to practical situations such as land subsidence, landslides, building foundations and tunnels.

Learning outcome

You learn how to approach various situations related to engineering geology.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

Introductory course in mathematics and physics/mechanics.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

Lectures, problem sessions and assigned problem sets.

Examination

Written mid term exam, final exam (3 hours) and course problem sets will count for ca. 30%, 50% and 20%, respectively, of the final grade. Both examinations must be passed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

External auditor: Stein Bondevik

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

English