Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
ESC-30022 (Hydrological and Engineering Geology).
Module OutlineThis module uses lecture and practical classes to look at the related subjects of engineering and hydrological geology from a coherent, practical perspective. In particular, students will focus on the way in which geological factors influence the availability of water resources and the design/construction of `real-world┐ engineering structures. Practical classes will concentrate on the analysis, evaluation and characterization of geological materials and the interpretation and remediation assessment of a realistic contaminated land problem.AimsThe aim of the module is to teach students the key theoretical and technical issues of hydrological and engineering geology whilst providing a practical understanding of groundwater, and rock and soil behaviour through the use of problem-based exercises relating to the management and assessment of natural resource exploitation.Intended Learning OutcomesStudents will gain a systematic knowledge and understanding of the key issues relating to the theoretical and practical aspects of Hydrological and Engineering Geology. At the end of the module, students will be able to make informed judgments on the issues, debates and knowledge limitations of subjects in groundwater assessment, geotechnical engineering and environmental geology management, based on a knowledge and understanding of research at the forefront of the discipline.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-40020/lists
The aim of the module is to teach students the key theoretical and technical issues of hydrological and engineering geology whilst providing a practical understanding of groundwater and rock/material behaviour through the use of problem-based exercises relating to the management and assessment of natural resource exploitation and site development.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1,21,211,2demonstrate sector consultancy skill in the 'real world' problem-based learning exercise through incorporating industry related critical thinking concepts, remediation recommendation and a detailed cost benefit analysis: 1
Scheduled: 18 x 1-hour Lectures; 9 x 3-hour practicals. Independent: 55 hours assignment work; 50 hours private study
1: Group Project weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
3,500 word problem-based group reportStudent-led, group-based (<4 students), advanced geotechnical problem-solving exercise incorporating remedial recommendations and cost benefit analysis2: Individual Report weighted 60%
Independent 3000-word ReportStudents will produce a written technical report of 3,000 words on a desk based site study to assess and evaluate the geotechnical, geoenvironmental and hydrogeological setting and potential development risks. Level 7 students must also include a report section covering a critical review of the monitoring, management, mitigation and latest research of the associated risks. Guidance and associated information will be given throughout the
semester with the emphasis on students gathering and analysing published information throughout the semester and during the associated in-class activities.