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Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IEYS1402
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: YT 2019
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2021-2022)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Närhi, Pia-Lena
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002YT2019-3A2021-09-01 – 2021-12-20Tom LipkinFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2022-2023.

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the fundamentals of structure of soil and bedrock, groundwater deposits and soil mechanics. The student can read ground survey documents and soil and bedrock data in plans. The student can utilise material in the field in design and when choosing work methods.
To understand soil and groundwater protection as well as improvement of student's problem-solving abilities in case of soil remediation and use of industrial by-products

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 135 h
- of which scheduled studies: 70 h
- of which autonomous studies: 65 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Soil types, properties of soil types and study methods. Geotechnical drillings, taking soil samples and laboratory tests. Soil maps, ground survey documents, survey markings, drawings and ground survey reports.
Yleisimmät maaperää ja pohjavettä pilaavat aineet ja toiminnot. Pilaantuneiden alueiden kartoitus- ja tutkimusmenetelmät. Riskikartoitukset. Kunnostusprojektin vaiheet ja menetelmät sekä lainsäädäntö, luvat ja viranomaisyhteydet. Kaatopaikan sekä muut maaperän ja pohjaveden suojeluun tarkoitetut ympäristörakenteet. Teollisuuden sivutuotteiden hyödyntäminen infrarakentamisessa.
Typical soil and groundwater pollutants, their sources, propagation and effects as well as risk assessment. Effect of permeability on pollutant transportation. Investigation and remediation of polluted soil. Environmental protection structures and landfill structures. Use of waste and industrial by-products in infrastructures.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Lectures and material given by the lecturer, autonomous information acquisition.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and assignements.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.
Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.
Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

Exam and assignments.