EARTH313

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology is the application of the principles of Earth Sciences to ensure hazards associated with landslides or unfavourable soil and rock conditions are idetified in engineering or environmental work. This paper gives an introduction to the field of engineering geology. Topics covered include: landslide processes and their recognition based on geomorphic evidence; an introduction to rock and soil mechanics; the role of the geological model in engineering geology; slope stability analysis; and site investigation methods.

Engineering Geology is the application of the principles of Earth Sciences to ensure hazards associated with landslides or unfavourable soil and rock conditions are idetified in engineering or environmental work. This paper gives an introduction to the field of engineering geology. Topics covered include: landslide processes and their recognition based on geomorphic evidence; an introduction to rock and soil mechanics; the role of the geological model in engineering geology; slope stability analysis; and site investigation methods.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): EARTH211 or ERTH221 or EARTH221. EARTH251 is recommended.
Internal assessment / examination: 50:50
Restriction(s): ERTH352, ENGCV231

Note: The paper includes a field trip on the weekend.

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
21A (HAM)A Trimester : 1 Mar 2021 - 27 Jun 2021 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2021 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2021 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2020 paper outlines are available for EARTH313. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2021 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences | Geology

Other available years: Engineering Geology - EARTH313 (2020) , Engineering Geology - EARTH313 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 23 September 2020 12:13pm
Indicative fees current as of : 4 June 2020 3:25pm

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