Sep 14th 2016

Geology and Engineering Geology (edX)

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Learn the basics of geology and geological engineering as we explore ways to both protect and properly utilize the earth’s resources today and in the future.

The earth is our home. The development of human civilization as we know it goes hand in hand with how we have used and continue to reshape the planet. This course will introduce the basic knowledge of geology and methods of engineering geology to help people protect and utilize our earth more effectively.

This geology course consists of two sections: basic geology and engineering geology. The basic geology section includes: formation and evolution of the earth, common rocks and minerals, internal and external dynamic geological process, geological ages, geological structures, geological maps and other basic knowledge of the earth’s geology. The engineering geology section includes engineering geological natures of groundwater, rock and soil, stability analysis of slope, surrounding rock of underground cavern and rock foundation, geological analysis of reservoir project and some field investigation methods and techniques etc.

Geology and Geological Engineering are two of the most important basic subjects that underpin engineering specialties, such as hydraulic engineering, geotechnical engineering and geological engineering. Engineering professionals will find this course particularly interesting and useful, but anyone with an interest in learning how to protect and continue to reshape our planet is welcome to enroll!

What you'll learn:

- How the development of human civilization and geology are inextricable linked

- How to protect the Earth, and also effectively utilize natural resources

- The formation and evolution of the earth

- An understanding of Geology Engineering, including natures of groundwater

- Basic knowledge of the earth’s geology

- Geological field investigation methods and techniques