Traditionally Geo-Engineering is a discipline which provides the basis of soil and rock behavior for the development of the built environment. Geo-Engineering is therefore the primary basis for approach to design, planning but also construction and maintenance of infrastructures and other interventions that interfere with the geological environment underground and on surface, such as for example roads, tunnels, bridges, rails, buildings, and other types of utilities.
The Geo-Engineering Programme at Politecnico di Torino provides education in the disciplines of geoscience and construction and seeks to engage with sustainable urbanization and with an optimal use of natural resources also in the framework of climate change consequences.
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills on how:
- plan and interpret in laboratory and on site investigations: tests on the geomaterials, geophysical, hydrology and hydrogeology and topographic measurements;
- manage rock and soil engineering problems linked to construction and maintenance of the infrastructures;
- organize and manage major infrastructural works with the aim to reduce their impact on the territory and the human life;
- design, manage and organize the sustainable use of natural resources needed for the construction and the maintenance of infrastructures
- identify and manage risk related to climate change scenarios, which interacts with infrastructures, such as floods and landslides.
The Course programme for the Geo-Engineering Track is available here.The programme is entirely held in English.