Course syllabus

Teknisk geologi
Engineering Geology

VTGA01, 4 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2023-03-21

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: V1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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 morphology, genesis, material composition, grain size and also soil and rock 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.


Engineering geological excursion in Scania.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and compulsory engineering geological excursion.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTGA05, VTGF05, VGTA01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Alfredo Mendoza,
Course homepage:
Further information: In the time plan below excursion hours has been presented as laboratory hours (L). A teacher is available about 70 hours in the tutorial sample collection of the geolaboratory for learning discussions.