TGB5110 - Engineering Geology and Tunnelling, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course is taught in English for the 1st year master level civil engineering students (2-years MSc programmes). The course mainly covers material properties of rocks and rock mass; stress and groundwater in the rock mass; classification of rock mass, support and lining for tunnels and caverns; engineering geological investigation methods; design approach for tunnels, caverns and pressure shafts; rock slope stability; drill and blast tunnels: excavation method, blast design, time and cost estimation; TBM tunnels: excavation method, TBM performance, time and cost estimation.

Learning outcome

- The student gain fundamental (basic) knowledge in engineering geology and tunneling methods.

- The student gain skills and general competence in evaluating engineering geological conditions for planning and construction of tunnels, caverns and shafts.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures in engineering geology and tunnelling; compulsory tutorials both in engineering geology and tunnelling; visit to engineering geological lab; one day field excursion. Lectures and examination will be only in English language. Compulsory fieldwork may be scheduled for a weekend.

Compulsory assignments

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Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

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.

Required previous knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge in civil engineering and general geology disciplines. In addition, the candidates are required to have higher level knowledge in mathematics, statistics, chemistry etc.

Course materials

Rock engineering - Hydropower development series 9; course material in drill and blast tunnels and TBM tunnels; lecture notes and additional material recommended by the professors.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TGB4185 7.5 01.09.2016


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-12-04 15:00
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