|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 lectures x 2 hours|
|Practical||10 practicals x 2 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||REPORT 1 x 3,500 word report.||50%|
|Semester Assessment||PRACTICAL REPORTS 10 x class based practical reports.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||RESUBMISSION OF FAILED COMPONENTS||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and practical aspects of engineering geology .
Demonstrate knowledge of the methodology of site investigations.
Prepare in professional standard site investigation reports.
Use mathematical procedures at a standard necessary to support engineering theory.
This module is designed for students to develop a conceptual, factual and practical knowledge of civil engineering within a geological and environmental context. It will particularly develop the professional skills of those students who are aiming for a professional career in related industry.
2. Site investigations
3. Soils and soil mechanics
4. Rocks and rock mechanics
5. Groundwater and hydrology
6. Data collection
7. Report writing
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Integral to all assessed components|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Inherent in the progressive nature of the practical exercises.|
|Information Technology||Used in aspects of the research.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Inherent in the ethos underlying the module|
|Problem solving||Practical exercises and report writing.|
|Research skills||Report writing|
|Subject Specific Skills||Methodology of site investigations Practical aspects of engineering geology|
|Team work||Inherent in the progressive nature of the practical exercises.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Craig, R.F. (1987) Soil Mechanics Van Nostrand Reinold (UK) Voyager search Jaeger, J.C. and Cook, N.G.W. (1979) Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics. Chapman and Hall. Voyager search Johnson, R.B. & Croft, J.V. (1988) Principles of Engineering Geology. John Wiley and Sons. Voyager search Maund, J.G. & Eddleston, M. (1998) Geohazards and Engineering Geology. Engineering Geology Special Issues No. 15 Geological Society Voyager search McCall, G.J.H., Mulder, E.J. & Marker, B.R. (1996) Urban Geoscience A.A. Balkema Voyager search Waltham, A.C. (1994) Foundations of Engineering Geology E. and F.N. Spoon Voyager search
This module is at CQFW Level 6