Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 16,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTG100 overlap following cours/es: VBE110, VTG101, VBE110 och VTG101. Alternative for: V3. Course coordinator: Gerhard Barmen, och Mats Persson,, Teknisk geologi. Prerequisites: VTG011 and VBE013 or corresponding courses. Recommended prerequisits: VVR145 and FMI031 or corresponding courses. Active participation in a civil engineering basic course, e.g. VVB055. Assessment: Written test on conceptions, laboratory report, written and oral project presentation and also documentation of project work and planning. Compulsory participation in laboratory work, excursions, field exercises and project seminars. The final mark is a weighted average of the marks from the different parts (written test 50% and project presentation 50%) rounded off downwards to an integer. To pass the written test on conceptions it is necessary to answer correctly to at least 50% of the questions concerning project methodology as well as 50% of the questions concerning engineering geology. Parts: 3. Further information: The course is the first part of a V3 specialization towards civil, infrastructural and environmental engineering. The language of instruction is Swedish. Home page:

The aim of the course is to enhance the student's knowledge and skills in engineering geology and project management as a tool to handle infrastructure and building projects in a way, which takes into account the needs of the inhabitants and the general goals for development of a sustainable society. The course is the first part of a specialization towards civil, infrastructural and environmental engineering.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

During the first weeks of the course there is a comparatively large load of lectures, exercises and excursions. This part is finished by a written test of basic concepts and with presentation in small groups of a project plan, which specifies the content and structure of the main course project. This major project work is also carried out in small groups, where each group handles a part of the major project. The exchange of information between the groups is encouraged during weekly project meetings and seminars and is also guaranteed by an external revision of the project. The major project work and the course is completed with a written project report, review of other reports and a final oral project presentation with invited guests.

The course consists of two major parts which are carried through in close relationship and co-ordination during the course:

The course includes the following aspects of project methodology dealing with their possibilities and limitations in realistic applications:

-project integration management

-project scope management

-project time management

-project cost management

-project quality management

-project human resource management

-project communication management

-project risk management

-project procurement management

Tools and computer support regarding these topics are treated in the course. A project model is also introduced and it is used for planning, control and execution of projects in different areas of technology.

The following aspects of engineering geology are included in the course. However, other aspects may also be included as a consequence of the character of the major project work.

-Basic rock geology emphasizing origin and characteristics of rocks in relation to their mechanical properties. The influence of the properties of the rock mass on construction work in the rock. Examples on situations with magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks of various age and in different parts of the world. Weathering and clay alteration.

-Structural geology and tectonics. Structural characteristics in a macro and micro scale with emphasis on fissures, fracture zones and folding.

-Origin and characteristics of soils and soil stratigraphies. Occurrence, origin, replenishment and properties of groundwater. The content of the course VTG011 is developed and deepened.

-Engineering geological pre-investigations and field investigation methodology. Establishment of a conceptual model of the expected geological situation including engineering geological characteristics. Information from archives: maps, aerial photographs and previous investigations. Field reconnaissance, geophysical investigations, drilling and sampling. Compilation of data, interpretation and concluding synthesis. Reporting.

-Descriptions of environmental consequences. Selection of topics to include and why do the contents of these descriptions vary a lot? Other kinds of descriptions of consequences. The content of the course FMI031 is developed and deepened.

Tonnquist, B: Projektledning. Bonnier utbildning 2004. ISBN: 91-622-6282-3.
Stanfors, R, Triumf, C-A och Emmelin, A: Geofysik för bergbyggare. SveBeFo 2001. ISBN: 91-631-0633-7.
Svensson, C: Kompendium i teknisk geologi. KFS 2006.
Svensson, C: Kompendium om större makrostrukturer i berggrunden. Teknisk geologi, LTH 2001.
Reference literature available at the department:
Project Management Institute: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. PMBOK Guide. Third edition. American National Standard ANSI/PMI 99-001-2004 2004. ISBN: 1-930699-45-X.
Waltham, A C: Foundations of Engineering Geology. Blackie A & P 1994. ISBN: 0-7514-0071-8.
Handboken Bygg Geoteknik. Liberförlag 1984. ISBN: 91-38-06077-9.
Sveriges Nationalatlas. Berg och jord. SNA Förlag 1994. ISBN: 91-87760-27-4.
Sveriges Nationalatlas. Atlas över Skåne. Kartförlaget Gävle 1999. ISBN: 91-87760-46-0.
Supplementary papers, maps and exercises.
Personal reference literature recommended for the project report writing:
Strömquist, S: Skrivboken. Skrivprocess, skrivråd och skrivstrategier. Gleerups 2005. ISBN: 91-40-64513-4.
Svenska språknämnden: Svenska skrivregler. Liber 2000. ISBN: 47-04974-X.


Code: 0108. Name: Written Test on Conceptions.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: To pass the written test on conceptions it is necessary to answer correctly to at least 50% of the questions concerning project methodology as well as 50% of the questions concerning engineering geology. Contents: Basic concepts in project methodology and engineering geology.

Code: 0208. Name: Written and Oral Project Presentation.
Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The project presentation is only approved if it meets with given demands on content, treatment and valuation of information related to engineering geological conditions, structure and layout as well as attitude towards planning and realization of infrastructure projects. Contents: Written and oral project presentation of a major project work treating both project methodology and engineering geology.

Code: 0308. Name: Documentation of Project Work and Planning.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The project documentation is only approved if it meets with given demands on content, structure, formulation and analysis. Contents: Written documentation of the work process in a major project work. Written and oral presentation of a project plan.