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Geoengineering and Mineral Based Materials

Basic information of the minor

Code: ENG3056

Extent: Minimun 20 cr

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Mikael Rinne

Target Group: Exchange students and Aalto University master students, especially from Aalto ENG and Aalto CHEM.

Application procedure: To be submitted to the head of the program, prof. Mikael Rinne.

Quotas and restrictions: 10 students. The applicant must have Bachelor degree in a relevant engineering program. Relevant program depends on the course portfolio the student aim to complete.

Prerequisites: Bachelor degree in a relevant engineering program. Please contacft the Professor Mikael Rinne (Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen.).

Content and structure of the minor

Motivation
Geoengineering is subject which is essential part of the competence for many professionals working in the field of Civil and Mining Engineering. For example, structural engineers need to understand the behavior of the foundation when they are planning buildings, bridges and other demanding structures. Good knowledge of construction methods and structures built in soil and rock is also valuable for professionals in water and road engineering. Also students focusing in Mining or Mineral Resource Engineering will have great benefit of this program.

Intended learning outcomes

After the completion of the course the student

  • can describe the basic geological processes and characteristics of soil and rock
  • has the basic knowledge of the most commonly used mineral based materials in building technology
  • understands the principles of soil and rock behavior and interaction with associated structures
  • can make simple design of geotechnical structures
  • can describe the basic construction techniques and equipment applied in geoengineering
  • recognize the environmental effects of geoengineering and the life time performance of geotechnical structures

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Common studies (Compulsory courses)

15

GEO-E1010

Engineering Geology

5

GEO-E1020

Geotechnics

5

GEO-E1040

Rock Excavation

5

Advanced studies, select one to three courses

5-15

Choose so many courses below that the Minor will be at least 20 cr

GEO-E2010

Advanced Soil Mechanics L

5

CIV-E1010

Building Materials Technology

5

GEO-E3010

Economic Geology and Mineral Economics L

5

CIV-E2030

Experimental Methods in Building Material Technology L

5

GEO-E1050

Finite Element Methods

5

GEO-E2080

Foundation Engineering and Ground Improvement

5

GEO-E3040

Geometric Design of Roads

5

GEO-E2020

Numerical Methods in Geotechnics L

5

GEO-E2090

Project Course in Geoengineering

5

GEO-E2030

Rock Mechanics L

5

GEO-E2040

Rock Construction

5

GEO-E2050

Bituminous Materials and Mixtures

5

GEO-E1030

Structural Design of Roads

5

GEO-E3030

Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation

5

 

Examples of course packages for some areas of interest

Common studies (15 cr, mandatory) 

GEO-E1010 Engineering Geology (5 cr)
GEO-E1020 Geotechnics (5 cr)  
GEO-E1040 Rock Excavations (5 cr)  

Advanced studies (15 cr , elective)  

Select 3 courses from the table below. Suggestions are given according to your area of interest.
 Geomaterials  Geotechnical    Highway Engineering Rock Engineering,
Mining and Mineral
Resource Engineering
 

CIV-E1010 Building Materials Technology

 

CIV-E2030
Experimental
Methods in
Building Materials

GEO-E2010
Advanced Soil Mechanics

GEO-E1030
Structural Design
of Roads

GEO-E2030
Rock Mechanics

GEO-E3010
Economic Geology
and Mineral Economics

GEO-E2080
Foundation Engineering and
Ground Improvement

GEO-E3040
Geometric Design
of Roads

GEO-E3010
Economic Geology and Mineral Economics

GEO-E2050
Bituminous Materials and Mixtures

GEO-E1050 Finite Element Method

GEO-E3030
Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation

GEO-E2040
Rock Construction

 

GEO-E2090 Project course in Geoengineering

 

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