Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTGF01 overlaps following cours/es: VTG100 and VTG101. Alternative for: V3. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Gerhard Barmen,, Engineering Geology. Prerequisites: VTGA01 Engineering Geology. Recommended prerequisits: VSMA05 Structural Mechanics, VBK013 Structural Engineering, Basic Course , VVR145 Water, FMI031 Environmental Science, Especially Environmental Chemistry and VVBF05 Infrastructure Design. Assessment: Written examination. Written and oral presentation of a rock engineering tasks. Compulsory participation in laboratory work, excursions, field exercises and seminars. The final mark is a weighted average of the marks from the different parts (written test 90%, written and oral presentation of rock engineering tasks 10%) rounded off downwards to an integer. To pass the written examination it is necessary to obtain at least 50% of the total points. Home page:

The aim of the course is to enhance the student's knowledge and skills in rock geology and rock engineering as a tool to handle infrastructure and building projects and to take into account the general goals for development of a sustainable society. The course is of value for all civil engineers and particularly appropriate for the specializations towards civil engineering and water resources within the civil engineering programme.

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

The following is included in the course contents.

Svensson, C: Kompendium om större makrostrukturer i berggrunden. Teknisk geologi, LTH 2001.
Svensson, C: Kompendium i teknisk geologi. KFS 2008.
Lindblom, U: Bergbyggnad. Liber 2010. ISBN 978-91-47-09409-7.
Reference literature available at the department:
Stanfors, R, Triumf, C-A och Emmelin, A: Geofysik för bergbyggare. SveBeFo 2001. ISBN 91-631-0633-7.
Waltham, T: Foundations of Engineering Geology. Spon Press Taylor & Francis 2a upplagan 2002. ISBN 0-415-25450-7.
Nordlund, E, Rådberg, G och Sjöberg, J: Kompendium om bergmekanikens grunder. Luleå Tekniska Universitet 1998.
For the presentation of rock engineering tasks the following personal reference literature is recommended:
Strömquist, S: Skrivboken. Skrivprocess, skrivråd och skrivstrategier. Gleerups 2005. ISBN: 91-40-64513-4.
Svenska språknämnden: Svenska skrivregler. Liber 2000. ISBN: 47-04974-X.