Course Code: 5640407
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TAMER TOPAL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620364
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE407 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY .

Course Objective

1.Give basic information on site investigation techniques and rock material/rock mass characteristics 2.Integrate student's basic information on site investigation techniques, rock material and rock mass characteristics with previous background to solve engineering geological problems 3.Educate students to plan, execute and evaluate the results of site investigation techniques applied to a number of engineering geological problems 4.Educate students to deal with open-ended problems to enhance their thinking and problem solving abilities 5.Improve student's background through discussing engineering geological case studies and stressing the importance of past mistakes on the safe design of engineering structures

Course Content

Review of engineering properties of rocks and soils. Stages of site investigation. Engineering geological evaluation of dam and reservoir sites, and tunnels. Introduction to soil and rock slope stability. Types and sources of construction materials. Case histories.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will: analyze problems from different view points apply logic in solving problems use knowledge from various courses in an integrated manner integrate basic knowledge of other engineering disciplines within the scope of the course's project use appropriate engineering tools and methods to solve problems