5h Th, 40d Proj., 40h Labo., 5d FW
Number of credits
|Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering||5 crédits|
|Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering (joint-degree programme with the "Université polytechnique de Madrid")||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
The course makes students investigate a real site in a given context. It may consist for example in a contamination problem. Students will perform a series of field tests (pumping, tracer, drilling, CPT, geophysics) to characterize the various properties of the subsurface with a view to achieve the given objectives.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
- Design an integrated campaign for collecting hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical data.
- Follow a geological drilling.
- Conduct well surveys.
- Characterize the spatial variations of parameters and data.
- Integrate nd interprete a set of data.
This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.3, II.1, II.2, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.2, IV.3, IV.5, VI.2, VI.3, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.6 of the MSc in geological and mining engineering.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Hydrogeology Applied Geophysics Geotechnics Geological mapping Geology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
A couple of presentations will be given in order to prepare students for field investigations. The learning activities will be mainly data acquisition and integrated interpretation.
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
Recommended or required readings
Assessment methods and criteria
Exam(s) in session
Written work / report
Written report and oral defense.
The course contains a large amount of field work.
The way in which the course is organised may be adapted according to changes in the covid-19 health context.
Serge Brouyère and Frédéric Nguyen