120.058 Exploration with Electric and Electromagnetic Methods Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the link between electrical properties of the subsurface relevant environmental, hydrogeological and geological processes. The students are able to identify the advantages and drawbacks of the different electrical and electromagnetic geophysical methods, as required to design and conduct a geophysical survey.

Subject of course

  • The electrical properties of rocks and soils
  • Electrical conduction mechanisms in the subsurface
  • Electrical Double Layer
  • Induced Polarization imaging: mechanisms, survey design and interpretation
  • Transient Electromagnetic sounding: application and interpretation
  • Data-error characterization and Inversion


Teaching methods

  • The lecture is given as "Hybrid", where the student can attend the classroom or attend to the lecture online through gotomeeting.
  • A script for the lecture is made available in TUWEL, which consist of the slides used in each lecture.
  • The slides and other relevant material are available for the students before each lecture.
  • Discussion with the students on the application of theoretical concepts
  • Short exercises
  • Review of short papers

Mode of examination


Additional information

The link to the lecture in gotomeeting will be made available in TUWEL



Examination modalities

A written exam at the end of the semester

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2021 15:00 28.10.2021 18:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation Mandatory elective2. Semester
066 566 Environmental Engineering Mandatory elective
660 FW Elective Courses - Geodesy and Geoinformation Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basics of Mathematics, Physics, Geophysics, Geology


Preceding courses

Accompanying courses