Subject Datasheet

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I. Subject Specification

1. Basic Data
1.1 Title
Engineering geological and geotechnical project
1.2 Code
1.3 Type
Module with associated contact hours
1.4 Contact hours
Type Hours/week / (days)
Consultation 2
1.5 Evaluation
Midterm grade
1.6 Credits
1.7 Coordinator
name Dr. Gyula Bögöly
academic rank Assistant professor
1.8 Department
Department of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
1.9 Website
1.10 Language of instruction
hungarian and english
1.11 Curriculum requirements
Optional in the Structural Engineering (MSc) programme
1.12 Prerequisites
1.13 Effective date
5 February 2020

2. Objectives and learning outcomes
2.1 Objectives
The goal of the subject, that the students are getting familiar with the geotechnical and engineer-ing geological design process. The students get to know through a project work the geotechnical, engineering geological data collection, modelling, design and calculation tasks. Furthermore, they get familiar with practical application of analytical and numerical design methods.
2.2 Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student:
A. Knowledge
  1. knows the methodology of determining geotechnical and engineering geological base data
  2. knows the methodology of geotechnical and engineering geological modelling
  3. knows the geotechnical and engineering geological design process
  4. knows the most important analytical and numerical design methods in geotechnics and engineering geology
B. Skills
  1. able to do independent geotechnical and engineering geological data collection and data evaluation
  2. able to set up a site-specific model according to the available data
  3. able to evaluating draft plans according to given criteria
  4. able to solve complex civil engineering projects
  5. able to choose the necessary analytical and numerical methods for a given task
C. Attitudes
  1. cooperate with the teacher during the learning process
  2. improve her/his knowledge with continuous learning
  3. open to use the up-to-date software and design methods
  4. pursue to know and use of the toolkit which needs for the geotechnical and engineering geological problem solution
  5. pursue to the exact and errorless task solution
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  1. thinks through and solve independently the geotechnical and engineering geological tasks and problems related to structural design according to given sources
  2. open to accept the critical comments
  3. use the systematic approaches in her/his mind
2.3 Methods
Lectures, practical tasks, communication in written and oral form, use of IT tools and technics, task solved independently and in groups as well, work organization technics.
2.4 Course outline
Week Topics of lectures and/or exercise classes
1. Description of the project, the goals of it.
2. Geotechnical, engineering geological data collection.
3. Processing and evaluation of the collected data set.
4. Introduction of the soil and rock mass, determination of advantages and disadvantages of it.
5. Analysis of solution possibilities of the project, preparation of conception plan.
6. Analysis of solution possibilities of the project, preparation of study plan.
7. Establishment of criteria for choosing the suitable solution possibilities according to the study plan.
8. Evaluation of the individual solutions according to the established criteria, choosing the optimal solution.
9. Detailed design of the chosen solution, setting up the geometry.
10. Detailed design of the chosen solution, analytical calculations.
11. Calculation of the given task with numerical method: choosing the necessary software and learn the operation of them.
12. Calculation of the given task with numerical method: setting up and evaluation of the model.
13. Calculation of the given task with numerical method: evaluation of the result, determination of stresses of structures, dimensioning.
14. Presentation of the completed project.

The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
2.5 Study materials
a) Textbooks
1. Hunt, E.R. (2005) Geotechnical engineering investigation handbook, Taylor and Francis.
2. Attkinson, J. (2014) Fundamentals of ground engineering, Taylor and Francis.
3. Hoek E. Practical rock engineering
b) Online materials
1. Software descriptions
2.6 Other information
1) The department provides the academic version of the introduced software.
2) It is recommended to use a notebook for the project work and for the successful consultation.
2.7 Consultation

The instructors are available for consultation during their office hours, as advertised on the department website. Special appointments can be requested via e-mail:

This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2023/2024 semester II

II. Subject requirements

Assessment and evaluation of the learning outcomes
3.1 General rules
The assessment of the learning outcomes specified in clause 2.2. above and the evaluation of student performance occurs via project work which will be evaluated in three parts and finally an oral presentation of the completed project.
3.2 Assessment methods
Evaluation formAbbreviationAssessed learning outcomes
1. subtaskST1A.1, A.2; B.1, B.2; C.1-C.5; D.1-D.3
2. subtaskST2A.1, A.2; B.1, B.2; C.1-C.5; D.1-D.3
3. subtaskST3A.1, A.2; B.1, B.2; C.1-C.5; D.1-D.3
4. oral presentationOPA.1-A.4; B.1-B.5; C.1-C.5; D.1-D.3

The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
3.3 Evaluation system
In case of the subtasks to reach 50% of the points is required.
3.4 Requirements and validity of signature
There is no signature for this subject.
3.5 Grading system
GradePoints (P)
excellent (5)80<=P
good (4)70<=P<80%
satisfactory (3)60<=P<70%
passed (2)50<=P<60%
failed (1)P<50%
3.6 Retake and repeat
1) The project work – after the payment of the fee determined in the regulation – can be submitted with a delay until 16.00 or in electronic format until 23.59 of the last day of the completion week.
2) The submitted and accepted homework can be corrected without any fee until the deadline described in point 2.
3.7 Estimated workload
attendance of the consultation14×2=28
preparation of the project work (3. sub-tasks)2×25+60=122
preparation for the oral presentation12
3.8 Effective date
5 February 2020
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2023/2024 semester II