GEO4130 – Engineering Geology and Geomechanics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
You learn how to approach various situations related to engineering geology.
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
Introductory course in mathematics and physics/mechanics.
- 10 credits overlap with GEO4131 – Geomechanics
- 10 credits overlap with GEO9130
Lectures, problem sessions and assigned problem sets.
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.
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 have 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
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.