Engineering Geology (CV202)

Course Name: 

Engineering Geology (CV202)






Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


General Geology, Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology. Study of Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
rocks, Physico - mechanical properties of rocks.
Structural geology : Study of folds, faults, Joints, unconformities: resource engg., remote sensing
applications, Hydrogeology : Aquifers, geophysical exploration, selection of dam sites, tunnels, land slide
control measures, environmental geology.

Course Outcome:
1. Students will understand the dynamic nature of earth, the associated surface and subsurface processes and appreciate the importance of geology in civil engineering projects.
2. Students will develop basic knowledge about different minerals, various rocks and their classification schemes and their engineering properties with their significance in civil engineering.
3. Students will be able to appreciate the process involved in rock deformation and formation of various geological structures such as folds, faults, joints unconformities and their critical aspects in
stability of civil engineering structures.
4. Students will be able to apprehend various geological convents in planning, designing and construction of various civil projects and make critical decision and strategies to mitigate the impact of geohazards on stability of civil structures.


Parbin Singh, Engineering and General Geology, Katson Pub., Delhi, Sixth edition 2001. Blyth. F.G.H & De Freitas M. H.,Engineering Geology, ELBS, 7th edition, 1984D.V.Reddy, Engineering Geology for Civil Engineers, Oxford IBH Publishers,1995,1997


Civil Engineering

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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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