541-0029/28 – Geology (G)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BER32 RNDr. Jiří Beránek
DUR20 Ing. Miloš Duraj, Ph.D.
KAS0146 Ing. Mgr. Martin Kašing
POR041 Ing. Michal Matloch Porzer, 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 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+12

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

Student zpracovává semestrální práci. Předmět je ukončen ústní zkouškou, jejíž součástí je rozpoznávání minerálů.


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

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B2735XXX0001) Mineral Economics K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B2735XXX0001) Mineral Economics K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B2735XXX0001) Mineral Economics P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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