Tsinghua University Online Course On Geology And Geological Engineering

It is very necessary and need of present scenario to protect and utilize our earth more effectively. Tsinghua University with edX is offering free online course to learn the basics of geology and geological engineering. Anyone can enroll in this course but engineering professionals will find quite interesting and useful. This course will introduce the basic knowledge of geology and methods of engineering geology. This is a 11 week course that will start from September 11, 2015.

Course Details In Brief

Level: Introductory
Length: 11 weeks
Subject: Geology And Geological Engineering
Institution: Tsinghua University with edX
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified certificate for $49
Session: Starts September 11, 2015.

Why Choose Tsinghua University MOOC?

This is a free online course. Tsinghua University course can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. As China’s leading institution of advanced learning, Tsinghua is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and social services. Tsinghua has approximately 3,200 faculty members and over 35,000 students, including 3,500 international students from 108 countries. Among its 170,000 alumni are many outstanding scholars, successful entrepreneurs, and distinguished statesmen who have been playing important roles in the development of China. Engineering professionals will find this course particularly interesting and useful, but anyone with an interest in learning how to protect and continue to reshape our planet is welcome to enroll!

Course Introduction 

 This course will introduce the basic knowledge of geology and methods of engineering geology to help people protect and utilize our earth more effectively.

This geology course consists of two sections: basic geology and engineering geology. The basic geology section includes: formation and evolution of the earth, common rocks and minerals, internal and external dynamic geological process, geological ages, geological structures, geological maps and other basic knowledge of the earth’s geology. The engineering geology section includes engineering geological natures of groundwater, rock and soil, stability analysis of slope, surrounding rock of underground cavern and rock foundation, geological analysis of reservoir project and some field investigation methods and techniques etc.

You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you will have knowledge of :
-How the development of human civilization and geology are inextricable linked
-How to protect the Earth, and also effectively utilize natural resources
-The formation and evolution of the earth
-An understanding of Geology Engineering, including natures of groundwater
-Basic knowledge of the earth’s geology
-Geological field investigation methods and techniques

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