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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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GMIN4820 Brittle structures in bedrock; engineering geology 5 ECTS
Organised by
Geology and Mineralogy
Person in charge
Timo Kilpeläinen, Pietari Skyttä
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X

Learning outcomes

The student understands physical-chemical controls of the brittle structures within the upper parts of the Earth's crust and understands how the structures are mapped, classified and how the knowledge is applied within engineering geology.


The generation of brittle structures of the bedrock with respect to the ambient and palaeo-stress fields. Brittle structures vs. bedrock stability.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, final exam.

Teaching language


Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
based on final exam

Study materials

Lecture material and parts of Fossen, H. (2010): Structural geology. Cambridge University Press.

Further information

The course is arranged every second year.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules