651-4066-00L  Engineering Geological Field Course II (Rocks)

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeM. Ziegler
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 18.


651-4066-00 PEngineering Geological Field Course II (Rocks)
10 days field course
80s Std.M. Ziegler


KurzbeschreibungThis course focuses on characterizing and classifying rock masses in the field as done in preliminary and advanced stages of site assessments.
LernzielThe objectives of this course are to provide the student the necessary skills to carry out field mapping investigations and rock mass data acquisitions for assessing the rock mass conditions, focusing on quantifying geologic elements that have a primary influence on the project at hand, and processing and interpreting the acquired data in order to developing a geomechanical site model.
InhaltThis course covers methodologies and techniques to characterize and classify rock masses in the perspective of specific engineering objectives. This includes field characterization of intact rock types and properties (lithology, rock and rock mass strength, degree of weathering, etc.), quantifying their associated discontinuity networks, mapping and characterization of faults in terms of their engineering relevance, and the use of geomorphology in engineering geology field investigations.

The integration and correlation of data acquired from different mapping techniques and areas (aerial/terrestrial photograph interpretation, surface outcrop mapping, underground outcrop mapping, core logging) is also part of this course. Relevant software programs will be introduced during the course and applied by the students.
SkriptDetails on the course program will be made availbale here: Link
(-> Master of Science -> Spring Semester -> Engineering Geology Field Course II)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesGeography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW Link

The field course is carried out during 2x5 days in mid-July. The student is expected to prepare for the field course in advance. The course structure will be presented to the student at the beginning of the spring semester.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte3 KP
PrüfendeM. Ziegler
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusThe field course will be graded as follows:
25% Topic presentation during the course (topic prepared prior to the field course)
25% Student active participation in the field
50% Exercises based on acquired field data

There will be no full report!


HauptlinkInformation on Excursions and Field Courses of D-ERDW
Weitere LinksCourse page on engineering geology website
Terms and Conditions for Excursions and Field Courses at D-ERDW
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PlätzeMaximal 18
VorrangDie Belegung der Lerneinheit ist nur durch die primäre Zielgruppe möglich
Primäre ZielgruppeUmweltingenieurwissenschaften MSc (127000)
Erdwissenschaften MSc (660000)
Applied Geophysics MSc (662000)
Doktorat Erdwissenschaften (664002)
Doktorat Erdwissenschaften ETH-UZH (665000)
Doktorat Erdwissenschaften UZH-ETH (665100)
WartelisteBis 22.02.2021
BelegungsendeBelegung nur bis 07.03.2021 möglich

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