541-0029/23 – Geology (G)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DAN75 Ing. Tomáš Daněk, Ph.D.
DUR20 Ing. Miloš Duraj, Ph.D.
KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
MAR31 prof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
POR041 Ing. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.
PET182 Ing. Lenka Petrušková, Ph.D.
SKU41 prof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
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 goal is to: - teach students to recognize the basic types of minerals and rocks; - adoption of essential features of structure and development of the Earth; - understanding of the geological cycle; - understanding the basic principles of the endogenous and exogenous geological processes.

Teaching methods



Introduction to geology, the role of geology in civil engineering. Rock forming minerals. Igneous rock structure, basic types of plutonic rocks. Sedimentary rocks. Metamorphic rocks. Rocks in civil engineering. Layer, strata. Structural geology. Deformations. Tectonic structures. Earthquakes. Exogenetic dynamics. Weathering products. Slope movements. Basic hydrogeology. Regional geology of Czech Republic.

Compulsory literature:

1. Plummer C. C., McGeary D., Carlson D. H.: Physical Geology, McGraw Hill, Boston, 2005. 2. Waltham, T.: Foundations of engineering geology, Spon Press, 2009.

Recommended literature:

1. Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T.H., Press, F. and Siever, R.: Understanding Earth. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2007. 2. Marschalko, M.: Engineering geology. VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Institute of Geological Engineering, 2005. 3. Plummer, C. C., McGeary, D., Carlson, D. H.: Physical Geology. McGraw Hill, Boston, 2005.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Geology, her discipline, the role of geology in civil engineering and other practices Earth from the point of view current knowledge (structure of the Earth, plate tectonics) The basic components of Earth's crust - rocks and minerals Properties of solid rocks and soils Rocks in civil engineering practice Geological structures Magmatic processes Effect of exogenous processes on Earth Types and forms of relief, their use in practice Basic Hydrogeology Regional geology of the Czech Republic Practice: Rock-forming minerals Sedimentary rocks Magmatic rocks Metamorphic rocks Geological Compass Geological signs Lambert views Geological structures Construction of geological sections and maps Geological maps

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3607) Civil Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - FAST - P 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Optional FAST - Faculty of Civil Engineering stu. block
Subject block without study plan - FAST - K 2014/2015 Part-time Czech Optional FAST - Faculty of Civil Engineering stu. block