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Division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering

Division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering consists of two research subjects Mining and Rock Engineering and Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.

The research subject Mining and Rock Engineering comprises the mechanical and physical properties and the behaviour of rock and rock masses, design of rock constructions, blasting, fragmentation, tunneling, mining and maintenance of rock constructions. The subject covers fundamental as well as applied experimental and theoretical studies, development of models and applications within mining, tunneling, storage and production of energy.

The research subject Soil mechanics and foundation engineering comprises soil mechanics, soil material behaviour and foundation engineering. Frost and the mechanical and physical properties of clay minerals are important issues. The subject covers material behaviour, advanced laboratory testing and experimental studies, mathematical modelling and simulation with applications on civil engineering, energy and mining.

The division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering is also responsible for some 35 courses  and is running the the following educational programmes:

Higher Education Diploma Programme in Works Management in Civil Engineering(2 years)

Higher Education Diploma Programme in the Built Enviroment (2 years)

Bachelor programme in Mining and Geotechnical engineering (3 years)

Master of science in Civil Engineering with specialization in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering (2 years)

We are also responsible for one of the specializations in the MSc programme in Civil engineering.:soil mecahnics & rock engineering.

We are approximately 60 people at the division.

Head of the division is Jenny Greberg (foto och kontaktuppgifter).

The division comprises the centre of Exellence: Swebrec - excellence for explosives, and the division is connected t, Camm and HLRC.

Page Editor and Contact: Richard Renberg

Published: 4 February 2014

Updated: 13 March 2017


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