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New Cairo
Egypt
Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Course List

General Geology

  • Course Code :
    GEO 201
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Area of Study :

 Expand the scope of knowledge of the petroleum engineer to include the Earth’s internal structure and its internal and external processes.  Identify the different rock-forming minerals, their origin, and the different type of rocks.  Produce the topographic and geologic maps and their implications.

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General Geology

The course covers cosmology and Earth formation, mineralogy, different rock types, sedimentary processes, volcanoes, geologic time, plate tectonics and crustal deformation, earthquakes, surface processes of erosion, weathering in different geologic environments and surface- subsurface ground water.

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General Geology

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify different types of minerals and rocks
2- Describe different Earth’s internal and external processes.
3- Construct and interpret topographic and geologic maps.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Solve geologic mapping problems.
2- Construct cross sections and contour mapping of surface and subsurface geological formations.
3- Differentiate between reservoirs and non-reservoir rocks.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Students have broad understanding of geological knowledge and supporting field, laboratory, and computer skills.
2- Analyse available data and material for subsurface geological evaluation.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Ability to work in team.
2- Communicate effectively.

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General Geology

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 2 2 0
Plate Tectonics 4 4 0
Crystallography, Minerals and Rocks 6 2 4
Rock types 8 6 2
Topographic and Geologic maps 14 6 8
Rock Deformation 4 4 0
Water and surface processes 2 2 0
Structural Geology and Earthquakes 4 4 0

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General Geology

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem Solving
Cooperative research
Field trip

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General Geology

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 10.00
Cooperative research 10.00
Final Exam 40.00
Mid- Exam 25.00
Participation 10.00
Quizzes 5.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Physical Geology Plummer / Carlson / Hammersley McGraw Hill

Recommended books :

Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G Tasa - Earth_ An Introduction to Physical Geology (11th Edition) (2013, Prentice Hall)

Periodicals :

Teaching this course needs: Crystal models, Mineral samples, and Rock samples.

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