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The course introduces the student to basic principles of geosciences and their applications in civil engineering. The modules of this course will help the student to have better understanding towards interior of the earth, earth system and its process.




Introduction of Earth Sciences, Plate Movement and Plate Boundaries


Mineral and different type of rocks Rock types and their properties


Seismology and the internal structure of the earth, Geological structures


Geological Hazards, Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in dams, tunnels

  • Understanding Earth, by Grotzinger, Jordan, Press and Siever, Freeman and Company.
  • Dynamic of Earth by Skinner and Porter
  • Structural Geology by M. P. Billings.
  • Essentials of Geology by R. Wicander & J. S. Monroe
  • Environmental Geology by Keller

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