224-0249/02 – Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (IGHG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Pavel Pospíšil, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Pavel Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
POS0046 doc. RNDr. Pavel Pospíšil, Ph.D.
RAP35 prof. Ing. Naďa Rapantová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the knowledge of engineering geology and hydrogeology, which enables them to understand the content of the course so that they are able to apply it in practical activities studied field.

Teaching methods

Project work


The position and tasks of hydrogeology and engineering geology in the creation and protection of the environment. Assessment and evaluation of risks arising from the rock environment and anthropogenic activity. Students will learn the basic principles of rock environment assessment for various engineering tasks using modern software for creating conceptual models of the rock environment and subsequent analyses.

Compulsory literature:

Gangopadhyay, Subinoy. (2013). Engineering Geology. Oxford University Press. Online version available at: https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpEG000002/engineering-geology/engineering-geology Norbury, David. (2016). Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice (2nd Edition). Whittles Publishing. Online version available at: https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpSRDEPE07/soil-rock-description/soil-rock-description

Recommended literature:

Domenico P.A., Schwartz F.: Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology John Wiley, New York, 1990 Fookes, Peter Pettifer, Geoff Waltham, Tony. (2015). Geomodels in Engineering Geology - An Introduction. Whittles Publishing. Online version available at: https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpGEGAI001/geomodels-in-engineering/geomodels-in-engineering

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Completion of the course Geology and Mechanics of rocks and soils


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lecture: (topics) 1. Engineering geological characteristics of the rock mass. 2. General and specific classification of rocks and rock massifs. 3rd Geodynamic processes and risks arising from them. 4. Methods and methodology of the 5th Engineering-geological survey maps, thematic maps files sixth IG data for the evaluation of foundation conditions for land, underground construction, landfill remediation and reclamation work. 7th hydrosphere and water in rocks (general patterns of accumulation and fluid flow in rocks, hydrological balance equation). 8. Properties and characteristics zvodněných systems (kolektorské properties and their detection, classification systems, hydraulic and HG ratios in the system). 9. The quality of surface and shallow groundwater. Basics hydrogeochemického evaluation of natural waters, water aggressiveness on construction. 10. The procedures groundwater (classification and characteristics of the main types, HG measurements and observations, forms processing). 11. HG exploration and drainage in mining and underground construction (HG systems and design work, types, stages and objectives of the survey, drainage construction pits, mines and quarries). 12.Průzkum and remediation of groundwater pollution (pollution monitoring, sanitary protection zone, conflicts of interest - legislation and standards). 13.Hydrogeologický survey for the construction of surface and underground landfill waste (liquid and solid industrial wastes, municipal wastes, legislation in terms of hydrogeological). 14th Hydrological Service of the Czech Republic - an observation network monitored hydrological data Hydrometeorological Institute. Basic legislation of the Czech Republic - Water Act and its application in engineering. Obligations arising from the water balance of surface and groundwater. Exercise classification of rocks based on descriptive characteristics and results of laboratory tests. Assessment of geological and geomorphological conditions in the defined area -prognóza risks. Documentation wells, processing and interpretation of geological profile (lumpiness, RQD, etc.) Approximate evaluation of rocks according to the results of tests and purpose classifications (throughput, frost susceptibility, workability, etc.). Types of slope deformations, survey methodology and method of remediation (film), the search process of scientific literature IG maps - indicative assessment of foundation conditions for spatial planning Build IG cuts and evaluation of foundation soils for the construction project Hydrogeochemistry - water classification, image processing water chemistry. Hydrological balance. Evaluation chronological curves. Calculation and design depression křivky.Odvodňování building pits. Methods of evaluating measurement of regime. Interference wells in underground water tank with free surface and tense. Hydrogeological maps and documentation. Sanitary protection zone of groundwater and surface water.

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Occurrence in special blocks

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ECTS FCE Bc-Mgr 2020/2021 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block
ECTS FCE Bc-Mgr 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block
ECTS FCE Bc-Mgr 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block
ECTS FCE Bc-Mgr 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block
ECTS FCE Bc-Mgr 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block
ECTS FCE Bc-Mgr 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 200 - Faculty of Civil Engineering - Dean's Office stu. block

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