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Fourth Year (Level Four)

 

Semester - 1

 
 

Course Title

Geology of Egypt (Phanerozoic)

 

Photogeology

 

 

Course Code

14051

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Abdel Monem T. Abdel Hameed

Other Staff

Prof. Mahmoud H. Ashmawy

Level

Level 4

Semester

Semester 1

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture

14 x 3h lectures

 

Practical

14 x 4h practicals

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to provide students with knowledge of the location of Egypt, climate, geography and geomorphology of main provinces, identify different types of structural units and tectonic framework of Egypt, explain vertical and horizontal distribution of Phanerozoic rocks in Egypt during geologic periods. It also allows students to describe the various stratigraphic successions in type localities and their lateral relationships, analyze different facies, correlate the litho-and biostratigraphic rock units and recognize the major tectonic events related to Red Sea rifting and River Nile and associated volcanicity. The second half aims to enable students to acquire knowledge and critical understanding of the fundamentals of remote sensing, elements of aerial photographs, geometric parameters of aerial photographs, and methods of stereovisions and setting up of aerial photographs to obtain stereovision.

 

Contents

 

Part - 1

Geology of Egypt (Phanerozoic) (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction

Lecture 2

Structural and tectonic setting

Lecture 3

Early Paleozoic rocks

Lecture 4

Carboniferous rocks

Lectures 5, 6

Triassic rocks in Sinai

Lecture 7

Jurassic rocks in Egypt

Lecture 8

Early Cretaceous rocks

Lecture 9

Late Cretaceous in Egypt

Lectures 10, 11

Paleocene rocks and Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary

Lecture 12

Eocene and Oligocene in Egypt

Lecture 13

Miocene and Pliocene rocks in Egypt

Lecture 14

Quaternary rocks and Nile Delta

Part 2

Photogeology (An hour / week)

Lecture 1

Concepts of remote sensing

Lecture 2

Data acquisition and interpretation and reference data

Lecture 3

Interaction mechanics

Lectures 4, 5

Principal properties of the images and remote sensing systems and their multiple systems.

Lectures 6, 7

Photogeology and properties of aerial photographs

Lecture 8

Errors in flying, airphoto cameras and types of films

Lecture 9

Geometrical aspects of aerial photographs

Lecture 10

Estimating number of photographs and determining the north direction

Lecture 11

Relief displacement and vertical exaggeration

Lectures 12, 13

Stereovision

Lecture 14

Parallax and measuring of height differences

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- Said R. 1990: The Geology of Egypt. A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 734p. [For Geology of Egypt (Phanerozoic Course]

- Drury, S.A. 1993: Image interpretation in geology [For Photogeology Course]

 

 

Course Title

Stratigraphical Micropaleontlogy

 

Mining Geology

 

 

Course Code

14052

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Mahmoud F. Mohamed

Other Staff

Dr. Ibrahim A. Salem

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 1 

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to enable students to acquire knowledge of the important genera and their stratigraphic distribution (planktonic foraminifaral zonation). This half also enables students to use of microfossils in oil exploration, and in bio stratigraphic correlation. The second half aims to develop understanding of the routine work of both underground and surface mining. In addition, through this half student will be organized to plan for the poring processes and estimation of the quantity and types of materials used for supporting, explosion procedures, ventilation and mine gases, mine transport and dumping and the ore reserves.

 

Contents

 

Part -1

Stratigraphical Micropaleontology (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction  

Lecture 2

Major marine microfossil group

Lectures 3, 4

Significance of microfossils, morphology of foraminifera

Lecture 5

Stratigraphic distribution of foraminifera-through time

Lecture 6

Forams Fasulinids

Lecture 7

Evolutionary trend in foraminifera, its ecology and geological distribution

Lecture 8

Paleozoic/Mesozoic boundary

Lectures 9, 10

Evolutionary trend s in Nodosrioid group

Lecture 11

Creatceous Planktonic foraminifera-Environmental parameters and their effect on planktonic distribution

Lecture 12

Creatceous/Tertiary boundary based on different microfossils group

Lecture 13

Cenozoic

Lecture 14

Studies of some selected large foraminifera

Part 2

Mining Geology (An hour / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction

Lectures 2-3

Mine work

Lecture 4-5

Underground mining

Lecture 6-7

Surface mining

Lecture 8

Boring machines

Lecture 9

Mine transport and dumping

Lecture 10

Supporting materials

Lecture 11

Explosion

Lecture 12

Mine gases and ventilation

Lecture 13-14

Ore reserves

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- Haynes JR. 1981: Foraminifera. [For Stratigraphical Micropaleontology Course]

- Boky, B. 1967: Mining [For Mining Geology Course]

 


 

Course Title

Economic Geology

 

Geochemistry

 

 

Course Code

14053

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Mohamed F. Ghoneim

Other Staff

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim A. Salem; Dr. Bothina T. El Dosuky; Dr. Mohamed M. Hamdy

 

 

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 1 

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the general economic geology terminology, significance of wall-rock alterations, geothermometry zoning and paragenesis, and classification of the mineral deposits in the world and Egypt. In addition, through the first half student will be able to estimate the genesis of the mineral deposits. The second half aims to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the distribution of chemical elements in the earth's divisions; mantle and crust processes on the basis of their whole rock and forming minerals geochemistry.

 

Contents

 

Part -1

 Economic Geology (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Terminology and significance of the course

Lecture 2

Wall rock alterations

Lecture 3

Geothermometray zoning and paragenesis

Lecture 4

classification of mineral deposits

Lectures 5-6

Magmatic deposits

Lecture 7

Pegmatite deposits

Lectures 8-9

Contact metasomatism

Lecture 10

hydrothermal deposits

Lecture 11

evaporite deposits

Lectures 12-13

residual concentrations

Lecture 14

sulphide supergene enrichment and gossans

Part - 2

Geochemistry (An hour / week)

Lectures 1, 2

geochemical classification of elements

Lectures 3, 4

geochemistry Earth compared to other planets

Lecture 5

Geochemical classification of elements and rule of their distribution

Lectures 6, 7

geochemistry of igneous rocks

Lectures 8, 9

Magmatic crystallisation, magmatic evolution and tectonic settings

Lecture 10

introduction to stable isotope geochemistry

Lectures 11, 12

Stable isotope composition of granites and water

Lectures 13, 14

Analytical techniques of rocks and minerals

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

-Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- Guilbert and Park, 1986: the geology of ore deposits [For Economic Geology Course]

- Smirnovetal, 1983: studies of mineral deposits. [For Economic Geology Course]

- Hoefs J 1987: Stable isotope geochemistry. [For Geochemistry Course]

 


 

Course Title

Petroleum and subsurface Geology

 

Hydrogeology

 

 

Course Code

14054

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Nader H. El Gendy

Other Staff

Prof. Mohamed G. Atawiya

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 1 

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to allow students to understand how the petroleum generates and accumulates and know the components of the oil and gases. It also makes students to understand processes of trapping of petroleum and how the oil basins form. The second half aims to develop knowledge and understanding with the concepts and principles of groundwater hydrogeology, physical processes controlling groundwater flow, and the field techniques to determine behaviour and aquifer properties. This section also gives students the basic knowledge of drilling techniques, well design and construction.

 

Contents

 

Part - 1

Petroleum and Subsurface Geology (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction

Lecture 2

Surface and subsurface occurrence of petroleum

Lecture 3

Origin of petroleum

Lecture 4

Energy source required for transformation of organic matter into petroleum, Evolution of petroleum

Lectures 5, 6

Reservoir rocks

Lecture 7

Porosity and permeability

Lecture 8

Migration

Lecture 9

Structural traps

Lecture 10

Stratigraphic traps

Lecture 11

Combination traps

Lecture 12

Barren traps

Lectures13,14

Petroleum provinces in Egypt

Part - 2

Hydrogeology (An hour / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction

Lectures 2-4

Occurrence of groundwater

Lectures 5-7

Groundwater movement

Lectures 8-11

Aquifer tests

Lecture 12-14

Water wells

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

 

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- Todd: Groundwater Hydrology (For Hydrogeology course)

- Freeze & Cherry: Groundwater (For Hydrogeology course)

 


 

Course Title

Computer

 

 

Course Code

14055

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Qadry Z. El-Sherbeny

Other Staff

 

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 1 

Pre-Requisite

Course of code no. 23052

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 1h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 1h practicals  

Parent Department

Computer Centre

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This course should enable Science students to acquire a range of transferable skills that are important to:

- develop their capability for information retrieval and presentation, and proficiency in the use of IT effectively in the context of their studies.

- underpin academic work throughout their undergraduate studies, and after graduation.

- provide them with opportunities to develop skills required for: team working, oral presentation of scientific material, (career choice, and obtaining satisfying employment).

 

Contents

 

Level Four

PowerPoint: A simple presentation package (PowerPoint) will be used, so that students can transfer and present their work as a portfolio copied to a CD for assessment.

Lectures 1 - 5

Introduction to PowerPoint: Data presentation

Assignment 1

- Upload PowerPoint slides

Lectures 6 - 10

PowerPoint - 1

Assignment 2

- Prepare PowerPoint slides to illustrate talk

Lectures 6 - 13

PowerPoint - 2

Assignment 3

- Prepare PowerPoint slides to illustrate talk

Lecture 14

Putting skills together

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

 

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

1 Hour Examination

Term Final

60%

Practical Examination

KU, I, P

1 Hour Examination t

Term Final

30%

Semester work

P, T

Continuous Assessment

 

10%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Notes given to students at each section describe the tasks to be completed, therefore no particular book(s) recommended.

 

 

Fourth Year (Level Four)

 

Semester - 2

 

 

Course Title

Geology of Egypt (Precambrian)

 

Photogeology

 

 

Course Code

24051

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Abdel Salam R. Abu El Ela

Other Staff

Prof. Mahmoud H. Ashmawy

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 2 

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to enable students to acquire knowledge and critical understanding of the different classifications and tectonic evolution of the Precambrian rock in the world and in Egypt, difference between the different rock units in terms of field relations and observations, petrography and geochemistry. The second half aims to enable students to analyze the aerial photographs detecting the drainage patterns, lithology and geological structures and learning to use aerial photographs in mapping and in field investigations. It also gains knowledge of the types of remote sensing satellites, digital images and applications of different remote sensing disciplines.

 

Contents

 

Part -1

Geology of Egypt (Precambrian) (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Distribution and ages of the Precambrian rocks in the world and in Egypt

Lecture 2

Theories of evolution of the Precambrian rocks in Egypt

Lectures 3, 4

Classifications of the Precambrian rock units in Egypt

Lecture 5

Gneisses and migmatites

Lecture 6

Ophiolitic assemblages

Lecture 7

Island-arc metasediments and metavolcanics

Lectures 8, 9

Granites (older and younger granites)

Lecture 10

Metagabbro-diorite complex

Lecture 11

Dokhan volcanics

Lecture 13

Hamamat sediments

Lecture 12

Gabbros

Lecture 14

Natash volcanics and ring complexes

Part -2

Photogeology (An hour / week)

Lecture 1

Visual interpretation

Lecture 2

Element of image interpretation

Lectures 3, 4

Drainage analysis

Lectures 5, 6

Geologic structures on aerial photographs

Lectures 7-9

Interpretation of lithology

Lectures 10, 11

Using aerial photographs in the field and drawing geologic maps from aerial photographs

Lecture 12

Remote sensing satellites

Lecture 13

Structure of digital images and digital image processing

Lecture 14

Various applications of remote sensing

Weeks 15, 16 Assessment

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- Said R. 1990: The Geology of Egypt. A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 734p. [For Geology of Egypt (Phanerozoic Course]

- Drury, S.A. 1993: Image interpretation in geology [Photogeology Course]

 


 

Course Title

Stratigraphical Macropaleontology

 

Engineering Geology

 

 

Course Code

24052

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Akmal M. Marzouk

Other Staff

Prof. Mohamed Atef Noweir

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 2 

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to give students the knowledge and understanding of the concepts of stratigraphy, macrofossils as correlation tool, biostratigraphy, biochronology, Paleo biogeography, stratigraphic interpretation, criteria and stratigraphic distribution of various genera. The second half aims to develop understanding of the concepts of engineering geology, realize the importance of engineering geology in people life, increase familiarity with different soil and structural types, and visualize best-situated construction for different engineering settings.

 

Contents

 

Part - 1

Stratigraphical Macropaleontology (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction

Lecture 2

Characteristic of Paleozoic era

Lecture 3

Early Paleozoic world

Lecture 4

Middle Paleozoic world

Lecture 5

Late Paleozoic world

Lecture 6

Characteristics of Mesozoic era

Lecture 7

Early Mesozoic era

Lecture 8

Cretaceous in the world

Lectures 9, 10

Characteristic of Cainozoic era

Lectures 11, 12

Paleogene

Lectures 13, 14

Neogene

Part - 2

Engineering Geology (An hour / week)

Lecture 1

Geology and civil engineering

Lecture 2

Geological maps and sections

Lecture 3

Site investigation

Lecture 4

Site investigation desk study and site investigation boreholes

Lectures 5, 6

S.I. geophysical surveys and assessment

Lecture 7

Rock strength

Lecture 8

Rock mass strength

Lecture 9

Soil strength

Lectures 10, 11

Ground subsidence, slope failure and landslides

Lecture 12

Landslide hazards and slope stabilization

Lecture 13

Slope stabilization

Lecture 14

Rock excavation and tunnels in rock

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- STANLEY, S. M.: Earth and life through time. [For Stratigraphical Macropaleontology Course]

- Waltham A.C.: Foundation of engineering geology. [For Engineering Geology Course]

 


 

Course Title

Economic Geology (Ore Microscopy)

 

Geochemistry

 

 

Course Code

24053

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Mohamed F. Ghoneim

Other Staff

Prof. Ibrahim Abdel Nagi Salem; Prof. Bothina T. El Dosuky; Prof. Adel M. Hassan

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 2 

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the components of ore microscope, preparation of the polished sections for ore microscopy, qualitative methods for mineral identification, determination of the optical properties, hardness, morphological properties of grains and micro chemical techniques, primary depositional textures and solid solutions in ore minerals. The second half aims to develop understanding of the processes, conditions and settings of sedimentation on the basis of geochemistry of sedimentary rocks, behaviour of elements during metamorphism, behaviour of the radiogenic isotopes during Earth's processes, and using the chemistry of rock forming mineral to study the Earth's processes.

 

Contents

Part - 1

Economic Geology (Ore Microscopy) (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction and the components of ore microscope

Lecture 2

Preparation of polished sections

Lecture 3

Optical properties under polarized light

Lectures 4-5

Optical properties under crossed Nicoles

Lecture 6

Hardness

Lecture 7

Structural and morphological grains

Lecture 8

Microchemical techniques

Lectures 9-10

Growth textures

Lecture 11

Solid solutions in native and oxide  textures

Lecture 12

Solid solutions in sulphides

Lectures 13-14

Replacement and deformational textures

Part - 2

Geochemistry  (An hour / week)

Lecture 1

Geochemistry of sedimentary rocks

Lectures 2, 3

Eh, pH and oxygen fugacity during sedimentary processes

Lectures 4, 5

Behaviour of elements during metamorphism

Lecture 6

Significance of REE in petrology

Lecture 7

Metasomatism and behaviour of elements

Lecture 8

Isotope geochemistry and methods of geochronology

Lecture 9

Fractionation of radiogenic isotopes during igneous processes

Lecture 10

Fractionation of radiogenic isotopes during sedimentary and metamorphic processes

Lecture 11

Estimation of absolute age using radiogenic isotopes

Lecture 12

Geochemical exploration

Lecture 13

Mineral chemistry and mantle processes

Lecture 14

Mineral chemistry and igneous and metamorphic processes

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

Craig and Vaughau 1981: Ore microscopy and ore petrography [For Economic Geology Course]

- Hoefs J 1987: Stable isotope geochemistry. [For Geochemistry Course]

 


 

Course Title

Petroleum and Subsurface Geology-

 

Hydrogeology

 

 

Course Code

24054

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Nader H. El Gendy

Other Staff

Prof. Mohamed G. Atawiya; Dr Zenhom E. Salem

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Semester 2  

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Lecture  

14 x 3h lectures  

 

Practical  

14 x 4h practicals  

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

Aims

This module is in two halves. The first half aims to enable students to depict the sources of subsurface geological data and methods of representation. It also gives students the understanding to the basis of the well logging and the drilling operation. The second half aims to develop an overview of groundwater chemistry, chemical processes that affect salute transport in groundwater, characterise the groundwater systems with the objective of preventing harmful depletion of groundwater system and to control groundwater related pollution and environmental hazards. Understanding different methods of groundwater modelling, exploration and exploitation are also aimed in the second half.

 

Contents

 

Part - 1

Petroleum and Subsurface Geology (Two hours / week)

Lecture 1

Introduction, source of subsurface information)

Lectures 2, 3

Representation of subsurface data and their interpretation

Lecture 4

Introduction about well logging and conditions surrounding the borehole

Lecture 5

Self potential and deep resistivity logs

Lecture 6

Shallow resistivity tools

Lecture 7

Formation temperature and Gamma ray logs

Lecture 8

Density, neutron and sonic logs

Lectures 9, 10

Log interpretation for lithology

Lecture 11

Log interpretation for porosity and hydrocarbon determination

Lecture 12

Subsurface fault criteria

Lectures 13, 14

Dip meter, Some Egyptian basins

Part -2

Hydrogeology (An hour / week)

Lectures 1, 2

groundwater quality

Lectures 3-5

Isotope hydrology

Lectures 6, 7

Groundwater pollution

Lectures 8-10

Surface and subsurface investigations of groundwater

Lectures 11, 12

Groundwater modelling

Lectures 13, 14

Hydrogeology of Egypt

Weeks 15, 16

Assessment

Student Assessment

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Written Examination

KU, I

3 Hour Examination

The 16th Week

60%

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

5%

Practical Examination

P

2 Hour Examination

The 15th Week

30%

Semester work

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

5%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

List of references

 

Course notes:

- Course notes and Laboratory manual authorized by the Council of Department of Geology.

Essential Books:

- Todd, Groundwater Hydrology. [For Hydrogeology Course]

- Freeze & Cherry, Groundwater. [For Hydrogeology Course]

 


 

Course Title

Essay or Research

 

 

Course Code

14096

Academic Year

2008/2009

Coordinator

Prof. Nader H. El Gendy

Other Staff

 

Level

Level 4  

Semester

Taught over 2 semesters  

Pre-Requisite

 

Course Delivery

Tutorial  

Tutorial setting with the supervisor:

 

 

At least once every 2 weeks

Parent Department

Geology Department

Date of Approval

July, 2008

 

Aims

This module aims to develop written communication skills, and the ability to obtain information, integrate it, and cogently present an argument pertinent to a specified theme in geology.

 

Contents

 

This module is given over two semesters with no fixed programme. It will give students the opportunity to develop their written communication skills by being given practice at obtaining information from a variety of sources, organising and presenting it as a cogent argument.

Student Assessment

 

There are three parts to the assessment of the project:

1. Essay Structure: 5000 words (50% awarded by supervisor and second assessor): Project report in the style of a scientific paper and supervisors mark, reflecting student effort, commitment and input to project plus team-working skills where appropriate.

2. Student conduct (20% awarded by supervisor): Student portfolio on the review of the literature pertinent to project area.

3.  Seminar (30% awarded by supervisor and second assessor): oral presentation to peers and academic staff.

 

Assessment Method

Skills assessed*

Assessment Length

Schedule

Proportion

Oral Assessment

KU, I

Assessment Session

Term Final

50%

Student portfolio

KU, I

Continuous Assessment

 

20%

Seminar

P, T

Assessment Session

Term Final

30%

*KU: Knowledge and Understanding, I: Intellectual, P: Professional, T: Transferable

 

List of references

 

Essential Books:

- Initially, students are provided with a limited number of references relating to their subject area, but then are expected to search the literature on their own.

 

Recommended Books:

- Day R. A. 1986: How to write and publish a scientific paper. Cambridge University  Press, Fourth Edition.

- Master, PA. 1986: Science, Medicine and Technology: English grammer and technical writing. Prentice-0Hall, Inc., Engllewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632.

 


 

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