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ENG2080 Geology and Surveying for Civil Engineers
[Course convenor; undergraduate Year 2]
This course provides an introduction to practical geology for civil engineers, emphasising:
(i) identification of rocks, soils and associated landforms;
(ii) appreciation of the occurrence and movement of groundwater;
(iii) basic appraisal of geohazards relevant to engineering practice;
(iv) applications of geology in civil engineering projects.
It also introduces the topic of surveying and includes a series of practical sessions which allow students to familiarise themselves with surveying equipment.
ENG4072 Rock Mechanics & Engineering
[Course convenor; undergraduate Year 4, postgraduate MSc]
This course introduces fundamentals of rock mechanics and its application to surface and subsurface engineering practice, emphasising:
(i) introduction to the characteristics and the nature of rock mechanics;
(ii) hydrogeology of rock masses;
(iii) philosophy of rock engineering design;
(iv) applications of rock mechanics in civil and renewable energy engineering projects (e.g., rock slope stability, geological disposal of radioactive wastes, geothermal energy, mineral resources extraction).
It also includes a series of practical sessions which allow students to familiarise themselves with the subject.
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