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Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Environmental Aspects of Engineering Geology (ITC)(SC)

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English (100%)
9 weeks
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This course offers both the new and the experienced geological engineer specific knowledge on the application of environmental issues in geological engineering.

Many geological engineering activities are resulting either in or from changes in the environment. Construction activities directly influence the surrounding environment and often engineering geological measures are needed in the case of environmental or geohazard related damage. Many of these processes have a source or a component below the surface.

Understanding the spatial and temporal variations in physical parameters at the surface and in the subsurface therefore gives additional insight into these processes and their extent. This could be the extent of unconsolidated soil layers, faults, or the sliding planes of landslides.

The development of homogeneous 3D (sub)surface information systems is therefore important for various fields, such as environmental monitoring, geohazards and earth resources. This is carried out on the basis of bore hole data, CPT and field data, airborne- and satellite-based remote sensing data, and geophysical datasets, which are used to generate subsurface volumes in a 3D GIS environment.

The course teaches how to apply GIS, remote sensing and gephysics with particular focus on the environmental impact of engineering geology activities.

Instruction modes
Lectures and computer tutorials, case studies, multi-disciplinary projects, group assignments, professional skills, company visits, final project.

Remote Sensing, Geophysics, Site investigations, Subsurface 3D modelling, geochemistry, geological hazards, slope stability, earthquake (engineering), Geographic Information Systems.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized universty in Earth sciences, environmental sciences, engineering geology, or other relevant disciplines.

Professional experience

Relevant work experience (industry, government, university, NGO) is recommended but not mandatory.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2


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