541-0029/25 – Geology (G)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Pavel Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DUR20 Ing. Miloš Duraj, Ph.D.
GRY20 doc. Ing. Radomír Grygar, CSc.
JEL73 doc. Ing. Jan Jelínek, Ph.D.
PET182 Ing. Lenka Petrušková, Ph.D.
POR041 Ing. Michal Porzer, Ph.D.
SKU41 prof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
STE64 Ing. Jiří Štěrba, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Combined Credit and Examination 9+9

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


Další požadavky na studenta

The study recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Geology, her discipline Earth from the point of view current knowledge (structure of the Earth, plate tectonics) Rock-forming minerals Sedimentary rocks Magmatic rocks Metamorphic rocks Magmatic processes Geological structures Effect of exogenous processes on Earth Types and forms of relief

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester, validity until: 2014/2015 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2014/2015 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R001) Economics and Management in the Field of Raw Materials K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R001) Economics and Management in the Field of Raw Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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