05-MMG-TE2 Drilling, in situ Measurements & Robotic Systems

Representative Achim Kopf

Learning Contents:

The key objectives and contents in the SS include: LV1: What types of sampling and drilling techniques exist, and what are typical applications in academia and industry? How does industry drilling evolve and what sensors and technologies are used in downhole logging, LWD/MWD, etc.? LV2: In situ measurements, and CPT in particular, represent common practiice in applied geology and soil mechanics research, so that different approaches and instruments will be introduced in lectures and deployed in field courses before data are processed, compared and interpreted. LV3: Marine robotice is a growing field spanning from cabled, human-operated systems (ROVs) to autonomous systems on teh surface or in teh water column (AUVs, gliders, wave öliders). The functions, opportunities and use cases of such systems will be taught ion lectures before smaller systems will be taken into the field.

Learning Outcomes, Targeted Competencies:

Students have a profound understanding of marine technologies and how they function
Students are well introduced to drilling, logging and in situ measurement techniques in academia and industry
Students are able to carry out a field CPT project and data processing
Students understand how to use marine technology in waters (small ROV, AUV)

Course Type 1: Lecture, Exercise (L+E) 2.0 SWS ( 28.0 h)

Course Type 2: Lecture, Exercise (L+E) 1.0 SWS ( 14.0 h)

Course Type 3: Lecture (L) 1.0 SWS ( 14.0 h)

Tutorial(s): -


56.0 h presence time
64.0 h self-study
60.0 h exam workload

180 h total workload

Exam Type:

combination exam


exam elements: 3
SL: 0

50 % Portfolio
25 % internship report
25 % Oral group examination


to be announced in the individual classes