Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Engineering and Applied Geology

  • Monday 5 - Friday 16 March 2018

Geomaterials in engineering applications in the extractive and construction industries

This course develops your knowledge the form and existence of geomaterials in the context of engineering applications in the extractive and construction industries.

The focus is on geological hazards, geological maps, characteristic properties of geological materials as a resource and as a construction material and the role of groundwater in construction. Particular attention is assessment paid to the analysis and design of engineered rock structures.

The course will:

  • introduce you to geological hazards
  • give a description of geological materials in relation to the extractive and construction industries
  • enable you to apply your knowledge to a practical problem
  • introduce the concepts and principles underlying the stability of rock structures
  • introduce the techniques for analysis, design and stabilisation of rock structures

Objectives and Outline

Engineering and Applied Geology

Course Objectives

The course will provide you with knowledge of:

  • rocks and soils in the field, in the context of investigation for engineering purposes - geological hazards
  • geological controls on and variability in characteristics of mineral construction raw materials
  • the interplay of groundwater and artificial/natural surface features from the point of view of predicting and managing the water table

You'll understand:

  • the role of groundwater in construction
  • descriptions of hard and soft ground excavation techniques

You'll be able to:

  • understand and interpret types of failures of rock structures
  • describe techniques for stabilising rock structures
  • provide evaluation and analysis of some types of failures in rock structure (before and after remediation)

Course Outline

  • lectures and practicals on aggregates (hard rock and unconsolidated), supported by site visits
  • lectures and tutorials on engineering properties of rock; stability of rock slopes and remedial measures; rock support; support of underground openings
  • lectures on excavation techniques, reserve estimation and geohazards in excavation
  • field mapping and description of rocks, soils and groundwater features, relating to past industrial activity
  • Monday 5 - Friday 16 March 2018

Further Information

Engineering and Applied Geology

Prerequisites

Course content

To attend the course, you should have knowledge/experience equivalent to the content of the following Modules:

Please contact the Professional Development Unit if you require further information.

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8209) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Engineering and Applied Geology

Presenters

Newcastle University
  • Dr Jean Hall (Course Leader)
  • Dr Colin Davie

Fees

Engineering and Applied Geology

Fees

  • Engineering and Applied Geology
    • £2235

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).