TBA4100 - Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 33/100
Written examination 67/100 4 hours D

Course content

Description of soils and rocks for engineering purposes, formation of deposits, minerals and rocks, quartenary geology, engineering geology. Stresses and stress changes in soils. Soil stiffness parameters. Calculation of settlements under footings and embankments. Ground water regimes and flow of water through porous media.

Learning outcome

The subject shall give a broad introduction to geotechnical engineering and geology and give the skills needed to apply the knowledge in engineering calculations and analyses. Settlement calculations under foundations and embankment fills and seepage problems are covered. The subject shall also give an introduction to the formation, properties and behaviour of soils and rocks.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments. Laboratory work and demonstrations. The assignments must be accepted to give admittance to exam. The assignments contribute with approximately 1/3 of the final grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments, laboratory work

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Emdal: Introduction to Geotechnics (in Norwegian), handouts. Tarbuck and Lutgens: Earth. An introduction to Physical Geology (textbook).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOL1003 3.0 2007-09-01
SIB2010 7.5
TGB4100 3.7 2008-09-01
TGB4210 2.0 2009-09-01


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 33/100
Spring ORD Written examination 67/100 D 2011-06-07 09:00 D2 , Møterom 1A , E5 , E6 , 322212
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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