Course NumberGE-02-230
PDH Hours12
Rock Engineering

Rock Engineering

Rock engineering has evolved over the past few decades as engineers began treating rock as a continuum material so that matured elastic theory could be applied. Later development involved treating rock mass as both continuum and discrete materials to reflect real rock mass that ranges from an intact, continuum single rock block to a conglomerate of discrete rock blocks separated by faults, bedding planes, and joints known as discontinuities. Those efforts resulted in a discipline that we know today as rock engineering.

This course reviews the history and development of rock engineering and presents the current state of the practice for topics including probability of failure, factor of safety, and determining the acceptable design criteria for construction in rock.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of sixty (60) questions to earn 12 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Review of the history and development of rock engineering
  • Understanding of the theories and applications of rock engineering
  • Evaluation of the criteria of acceptable design in rock engineering
  • Familiarity with the Factor of Safety and probability of failure in rock engineering

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.