what is the Difference Between Geological Engineering,Geo-Technical Engineering and Engineering geology.
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The fields of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology are closely related, and have large areas of overlap. However, the field of geotechnical engineering is a specialty of engineering, where the field of engineering geology is a specialty of geology. Generally speaking a geotechnical engineer's focus is on the engineering properties of soil, foundation and retaining wall design, etc, while an engineering geologist's main focus is on rock mechanics and such. Educationally, a geotechnical engineer comes from a civil background while an Engineering Geologist might have more of a structural geology background.
Geological Engineering and Engineering Geology are one and same. But more precisely if you want to know the clear distinctions, the following is the explanation.
• Engineering Geology is the application of geology to obtain information and understanding of geological structures, materials and processes, as needed for engineering analysis and design.
• Geological Engineering is the application of a combination of geology and engineering science to design, involving rock, soil, groundwater and mineral resources.
• Geotechnical Engineering is the application of the science of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, engineering geology and other related disciplines to engineering and environmental projects