2023-2024 / GEOL0284-1

Geology of Wallonia


20h Th, 6d FW

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering3 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering (joint-degree programme with the "Université polytechnique de Madrid")3 crédits 
 Bachelor in geology4 crédits 


Frédéric Boulvain

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Fieldtrips, dedicated to the different aspects of the geology of Wallonia are introduced by lectures, giving a general canvas (global changes, orogenic cycles, plate tectonics) to the lithostratigraphic units seen on the field.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Basic knowledge of the geology of Wallonia and identification of the different units on the field.

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, II.1, II.2, III.1, IV.3, VI.2, VII.3 of the MSc in geological and mining engineering.


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

GEOL0018-1  Sédimentologie et pétrologie sédimentaire
GEOL0006-4 Roches et processus sédimentaire

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and fieldtrips, each of them dedicated to an aspect of the geology of Wallonia, from Cambrian to Mesozoic.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face. For details, see: https://www.geolsed.uliege.be/upload/docs/application/pdf/2023-02/excursions_2023.pdf

Recommended or required readings

The slides will be available on My ULg after each lecture.

Online lecture notes :
Une introduction à la géologie de la Wallonie": https://www.geolsed.uliege.be/upload/docs/application/pdf/2023-02/geolwal.pdf

Textbook :
BOULVAIN, F. & PINGOT, J-L., 2015. Genèse du sous-sol de la Wallonie. Classe des Sciences, Académie royale de Belgique, 208 pp.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


F. Boulvain Pétrologie sédimentaire, Bât. B20, 4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman) Tél. : 04/366.22.52 - e-mail : fboulvain@ulg.ac.be Secrétariat: Mme J. Schmetz, Tél. : 04/366.22.51 - e-mail:  joelle.schmetz@ulg.ac.be

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