Applied Geology


  • Basics of the project work in applied geology
  • Engineering approach in geology.
  • Engineering geology for the large geotechnical structures
  • Cooperation of geologists with other engineering disciplines for the spatial planning.
  • A preventive approach of engineering geology for the spatial planning
  • Review of legislation in the field of engineering activities and impacts on the environment (groundwater, soil, geological natural heritage)

Engineering Geology:

  • Detailed soil and rock description according to the EU standards
  • Detailed rock classification (RQD, RMR, SMR, Q and GIS)
  • In-situ measurements for determining the geotechnical parameters of rocks
  • Geotechnical laboratory testing for rocks
  • A stress and deformation measurements of landslides
  • A stress and deformation measurements of tunnels
  • Engineering geology for monitoring large geotechnical structures
  • Risk assessment of large deformations and failures of the geotechnical structures
  • Engineering geology in the construction of roads and railways


  • Overview of the basic quantitative approaches in hydrogeology (Darcy’s Law and the Dupuit–Forchheimer Assumption)
  • Groundwater balance
  • Quantitative analysis of groundwater-level maps
  • Basics of hydrogeological mapping
  • Hydrogeological in situ measurements
  • Groundwater pollution
  • Protection from groundwater influences in large spatial projects
  • Groundwater protection principles
  • Groundwater monitoring principles.
  • Drinking water supply from groundwater.


  • Principles of well logging measurements in boreholes
  • Classification of well logging measurements
  • Temperature measurements
  • Borehole diameter measurements (caliper)
  • Self electrical potential
  • Resistivity well logging
  • Gamma and spectral gamma well logging
  • Acoustic well logging
  • Density well logging and photoelectric factor logging
  • Neutron well logging
  • Dipmeter
  • Image loggs
  • Other well logging methods


Calculations in hydrogeology.
Calculations in engeneering geology.
Calculations in geophysics.

Field Work:

  • field work in hydrogeology; visit of hydrogeological facilities (e.g. pumping station for drinking water supply)
  • field work in engineering geology; visit of geotechnical facilities (e.g. landslide, tunnel, deep cuts)
  • field work in geophysics (demonstration of field geophysical methods).

Geology (MAG) - Applied Geology (AG)


Geology (MAG) - Geoenvironment and Geomaterials (GGM)


Geology (MAG) - Geology and Palaeontology (RGP)





TeacherMihael Brenčič
Karmen Fifer Bizjak
Andrej Gosar
AssistantGoran Vižintin
Tina Živec


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