Geological Engineering Courses
Note: See beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.
|GE1026||Geology Laboratory for Geological Engineers||2 ch (3L)|
An introductory study covering topographic and geological maps (bedrock and surficial) and their interpretation; construction of cross sections; identification of common minerals, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; geological structures (map analysis as a predictive tool); dating and the geological time scale; coastal processes; mass wasting (especially the recognition and amelioration of hazards related to debris flows, avalanche and landslides); and glaciations and glacial deposits (especially glacial deposits in eastern Canada and their significance to engineers).
|GE2022||Engineering Geology||5 ch (3C 3L)|
A study of geological materials and hazards for site investigation and assesment of risk and remediation; engineering classification of geological materials, properties and relationships; engineering in the existing and changing environment and exacerbation of natural processes; geological constraints for construction, foundations, tunnelling, waste disposal and mining, with case histories of geological problems in engineering projects.
|GE4401||Applied Glacial Geology||5 ch (3C 3L)|
Study of the mass balance of glaciers and characteristics of flow, erosion and deposition by active and stagnant ice masses, facies relationships in processes and products of glaciated terrain, and assessment of terrain from air photos, maps, geophysical and core data. Practical applications include: relevance of sample collection and analyses for geotechnical evaluation and mineral prospecting, and identification of industrial resources and terrain hazards.
|GE4412||Applied Rock Mechanics||5 ch (3C 2L)|
Acquisition and use of geological data in the construction of engineering structures sited in rocks. Design of slopes in rock considering both the two and the three dimensional cases of sliding failure. Analysis of failed slopes to determine cohesion along the sliding surface. Improvement of rock slopes including the design of rock anchors.
|GE5153||Environmental Geotechnics||4 ch (3C 3L*)|
Design of sanitary landfills, with emphasis on clay liners and composite liners. Properties of geosynthetics. Geotechnical properties of municipal solid waste. Landfilling procedures. Hydrological evaluation of sanitary landfills. Site selection.
Prerequisites: CE 3113 , GE 2022.
|GE5753||Engineering Hydrology||4 ch (3C 3L)|
Covers important topics in quantitative hydrogeology, including: principles of saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow, solutions to groundwater flow problems, well hydraulics and pumping tests, and contaminant migration and attenuation processes in groundwater.
|GE5943||Research Project||4 ch (1C 6L) [W]|
Each student will work on an approved research project. The student will: present a proposal which will serve as the basis for the project; carry out work on the project with the guidance of an approved supervisor; submit written progress reports at specified times; write a final report at the completion of the project; present the subject of the report orally; and attend similar presentations by colleagues.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the final year of the program, or with permission of the instructor.
|GE4993||Senior Team Design||8 ch (1C 2T 4L) [W]|