Research and Development at the DepartmentEngineering geology at RWTH Aachen is mainly based on engineering geology of soil and rock, engineering geology in environmental geology and water in engineering geology. Furthermore, the rapid development of computer sciences led to development of assisting IT-applications in engineering geology in the 1990ies.
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Studying at the DepartmentThe department is involved in the study courses Management of Georessources (Georessourcenmanagement) and Applied Geosciences (Angewandte Geowissenschaften) with several courses in engineering geology, hydrogeology and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) . The courses are offered in German language and finish with a bachelor or a master degree.
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The DepartmentThe department is equipped with a geotechnical laboratory as well as a hydrochemical laboratory. Available instrumentations are frequently incorporated within lectures and research projects. Practical trainings ensure that the students gain insight in the use of various instrumentations and the inherent analytical methods. The laboratories are frequently used for exercises and thesis purposes. To achieve requirements for an efficient data processing and IT use, we provide modern computer equipment. The computer pool aims at supporting our students in context of exercises and research projects.
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