Geological Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering Curricula at Undergraduate Level in Nigerian Universities: the Way Forward
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This paper gives a vivid description of Geological Engineering in the context of engineering education (civil and environmental) and in relation to the Nigerian situation in particular. Programme objectives for its introduction into engineering education curricula in the country are advanced. A detailed syllabus/content of Geological Engineering courses at undergraduate level is equally presented. It considers the dire need for its inclusion in the civil/environmental curricula in order to fill in the existing gap in the application of geological principles to the design of engineering problems. Such inclusion is opined to enhance up to date technological options of geological engineering education and training. Finally, the paper attempts a definition of roles and responsibilities for members of proposed Board of Geological Engineering and emphasizes the importance of integrating Geological Engineering in other related engineering disciplines.
Geological Engineering , Engineering Education , Curricula , Trainning
Longe, E.O (2002) Geological Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering Curricula at Undergraduate Level in Nigerian Universities: the Way Forward.African Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Sub-Regional Workshop on New Engineering Curriculum in Partnership with UNESCO, held at the University of Lagos, Akoka.