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GEOE 449 - Field Geotechnical Engineering

1-4 credits
Provides 1-4 weeks of intensive experience with field methods of geotechnical engineering, focused on characterization of engineering sites underlain by soil and/or rock. The course will involve hands-on experience with site investigation techniques for soil and/or rock sites aligned with the expertise of the department faculty and availability of appropriate sites. Examples of topics covered may include geotechnical drilling and sampling, underground rock mass mapping and stability analysis, and UAV-based imagery collection, interpretation, and analysis. Field and laboratory characterization of geological materials will be integrated with the site investigations, in conjunction with one or more engineering design projects. A fee for supplies, transportation, and other logistical expenses is required. 

Prerequisite(s): GEOE 440   or ECIV 486   or consent of instructor.  Course generally offered in the summer.



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