Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTGA01 overlap following cours/es: VGT601, VTG040, VTGA05, VTG040 och VTGA05. Compulsory for: V1. Course coordinator: Conny Svensson,, Teknisk geologi. Assessment: Written examination and compulsory geological excursion. Home page:

The aim is to present basics of general geology, hydrogeology and enginering geology. The course has a scientific geological base but is also focusing on general engineering aspects and especially on civil and foundation engineering aspects.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to give an account of the most common geological materials - minerals, rocks and soils - especially unconsolidated quaternary deposits of Sweden and their genesis, occurence, landscape morphology and terrain position, stratification and material properties as permeability and frost properties.

- be able to understand how to read a geological map, how to construct a principal geological section - a type section - and thus describe a rock mass in three dimensions.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must


Minerals, rocks and soils - genesis, occurence, composition, and properties from a civil engineering point of view. Stratification of quaternary glacial deposits and rock mass structures. Groundwater - genesis, occurence, flow and quality as a function of geological environment. Connection between landscape and morphology - genesis - material composition - properties. Introduction to field investigations, geological materials in the community and geology in civil engineering


Exercises on soils, minerals and rocks; executed as self study exercises with only a limited access of teachers in a semipermanent geological collection available during the entire course. Geological map exercise.


Geological excursion in Scania.

Svensson, C.: Kompendium i Teknisk Geologi. KFS 2007. As a supplement to the course literature, a documentary report of a geological field trip: "Conny Svenssons Ingenjörsgeologiska exkursion" is available for technology students via the Internet.