Geology for Engineers

Engineering geology is the application of the geological sciences to engineering projects. It is aimed at studying the geology of an area for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works, are perfect for the project implementation. It is also done during post-construction and forensic phases of the projects. Engineering geologists provide geological and geotechnical recommendations, analysis, and design associated with human development and various types of structures. Engineering geology is a promising subject for operational applications of geological knowledge. The future lies in this subject. Opportunities will increase for students specializing in this subject.