Major in Engineering Geology

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The interactions between man, engineered structures and geology.

D-ERDW - MSc in Earth Sciences - Major in Engineering Geology

Students attain the ability to characterize the site geology in the form of a comprehensive geological-geotechnical model. They learn how to design and execute a targeted site investigation program, how to assemble, interpret and synthesise diverse and often highly-fragmented geological and technical data, and how to transfer such data into an appropriate and scientifically-valid model as required for engineering analysis and design.

MSc in Earth Sciences – Major in Engineering Geology
Total 120 ECTS

Required Modules:

A) Fundamentals
B) Methods
C) Integration
D) Industry Practical (internship)

48 ECTS
Elective Courses 28 ECTS
GESS Courses 2 ECTS
MSc Project Definition and MSc Proposal 10 ECTS
Engineering Geological Seminar 2 ECTS
Master Thesis 30 ECTS

The major in Engineering Geology is designed for students from both the Earth and Environmental Science as well as from Geological Engineering fields. The compulsory courses cover the core skills of Engineering Geology and include fundamentals, methods and tools, integration courses as well as a two and a half month industry practical.

 
 
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13.02.2016
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