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Engineering Geology

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Course Unit Code541-0121/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MAR31prof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
NIE096Ing. Dominik Niemiec, Ph.D.
KUB0247Ing. Jan Kubáč, Ph.D.
Subjects inform students about the methods of geological survey and geotechnical survey sites for the use and foundation of future buildings.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the subject is to inform students with the knowledge which to enable them to understand the substantive content of the subject to be able to apply it in practical field activities.
Course Contents
1. Components influencing the engineering geological environment conditions.
2. Engineering geological survey. Geomorphology.
3. Engineering geological characteristics and classification of rocks and rock massifs. Stress rock massifs.
4. Hydrogeological conditions. Geodynamic processes .
5. Processing of archival material Geofond CR needed in the engineering geological survey.
6. File special thematic maps and a selection of other maps used in engineering geological practice. Engineering geological maps .
7. The description and classification of rocks and soils by European standards.
8. Classification of rock excavation.
9. Approximate assessment of certain characteristics of soils.
10. Documentation of engineering geological wells.
11. The design of the engineering geological cross-sections.
12. Selected chemical analyzes of waters and soils for engineering geological purposes.
13. Creating final reports engineering geological survey.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
BELL, F. G.: Engineering geology. 2nd ed. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ISBN 9780750680776
GOODMAN, R. E.: Engineering geology: rock in engineering construction. New York: J. Wiley, 1993. ISBN 978-0471544241
WALTHAM, T.: Foundations of Engineering Geology. 3rd ed., CRC Press, 2009, 98 p. ISBN 9780203894538
CONDIE, K. C. Plate tectonics & crustal evolution. Elsevier, 2013.
MARSCHALKO, M., MÜLLEROVÁ, J., IDES, D.: Inženýrská geologie - výukový CD-ROM, výukové multimediální texty. 2002
MARSCHALKO, M., MÜLLEROVÁ, J.: Cvičení z inženýrské geologie. 1. vyd. Skriptum VŠB- TU Ostrava. 1999, 94 s. ISBN: 8070786647
PAŠEK, J., MATULA, M.: Inženýrská geologie I., II., Česká Matice Technická - Technický Průvodce č. 76, Praha, 1995.
MARSCHALKO, M.: Engineering geology. VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Institute of Geological Engineering, Ostrava, 2005.
Recommended Reading:
PRICE, D. G.: Engineering geology: principles and practice. Berlin: Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-3-540-29249-4
MORISAWA, M.: Geomorphology and natural hazards: special issue 25th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology: August 1994. New York: Elsevier, 1994.
DAVIS, R. L.: Geotechnical Investigations. US Army Corps of Engineers, 2001.
VENKATRAMAIAH, C.: Geotechnical Engineering. New Age International Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 978-81-224-2338-9
HUNT, R. E.: Geologic hazards: a field guide for geotechnical engineers. CRC Press, 2007.
ONDRÁŠIK, R., RYBÁŘ J.: Dynamická inžinierska geológia. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, 1991, 267 s. ISBN 8008003669
MALGOT, J., KLEPSATEL, F., TRÁVNÍČEK, I.: Mechanika hornín a inžinierska geológia, Alfa, Bratislava, 1992, 288 s. ISBN 8005009402
MATULA, M., PAŠEK J.: Regionálna inžinierska geológia ČSSR: celoštátna vysokoškolská učebnica pre prírodovedecké fakulty vysokých škôl. Bratislava: Alfa, Edícia baníckej literatúry, 1986.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 18