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Syllabus | B.Tech Civil Engineering | Engineering Geology Laboratory | 13010412



Engineering Geology Laboratory

Learning Schedule
13010412 Pre-requisites: — Engineering Geology 0 0 2 1



This course is designed with a view to give a practical knowledge of recognising rocks and minerals required to be used as Civil Construction materials. The laboratory work will make the student to have clear understanding of properties of engineering materials. The course will also make the student to draw subsurface profile of earth. With the help of different models the students will understand the various geological features e.g. folds and faults.


  1. The overall objective of the Lab portion of engineering geology is to identify the various geological formations and its importance in making engineering decisions.
  2. Introduce the fundamentals of engineering properties of earth materials for their use in civil engineering constructions. 


On completion of this course, the students will be able to

  1. Characterize and classify various minerals and rocks on the basis of their engineering properties.
  2. Work in a multidisciplinary team to identify geological features of prospective civil engineering project sites with the help of model studies. 


  1. To conduct a study on rock formation and rock cycle.
  2. To conduct a microscopic study for the identification of rocks
  3. To conduct a microscopic study for the identification of minerals and their physical properties
  4. To conduct a study on interior of earth on the basis of seismic model.
  5. To study various geological features ; Folds and Faults
  6. To conduct a microscopic study for the identification of soils and to study distribution of soils in India.
  7. To study soil formation and soil erosion
  8. To study various land forms, ocean structures and its compositions.
  9. To conduct a study on Aquifers, groundwater and permeability of soils.
  10. To conduct a study on history of earth and its evolution to present forms and its future
  11. To measure dip and strike of folds with Clinometers and Brunton compass and to study geological Maps.

Text Books:

  1. P.C. Varghese, Engineering Geology for Civil Engineers, PHI Learning private limited.
  2. Parbin Singh, Engineering & General Geology, S.K. Kataria and Sons- Delhi. 

Reference Books: 

  1. Jerome V. Degraff Robert B. Johnson, Principles of Engineering Geology, Wiley India Pvt Ltd.
  2. D.V. Reddy, Engineering Geology,Vikas Publishing House.
  3. Chadha S. K., Elements of Geological Maps for Geology, Geography & Civil Engineering, CBS Publishers & Distributors- New Delhi.
  4. Gautam Mahajan, Evaluation and Development of Ground Water, APH Publishers.