Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Underground Structures, Sahel Omid Iranian Consultant Engineers Co., Tehran

2 Professor, Department of Engineering Geology, Isfahan University

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Geology, Tehran University


In massive mechanized tunneling projects, there is a need for extensive geological studies. These studies require sufficient knowledge of various fields of geology . In this research, the view of graduates of engineering geology, about educational and industrial experiences has been studied.This research is a descriptive survey. The research population consisted of all active engineers of geology in the country. By using simple random sampling, 50 people were selected. Data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire, and data were interpreted using descriptive statistics.The results of the survey show that in many specialized courses and in undergraduate practical units, technological applications of topics in related industries have not been addressed. From the perspective of the population of the statistical community, the current curriculum needs to be reviewed and new lessons need to be developed. The results show that a small part of the students' practical units in applied spaces are performed. According to people, in the field of postgraduate studies, a significant proportion of theses have a theoretical and fundamental aspect. On the other hand, there is no research collaboration in interdisciplinary research between geological colleges and engineering faculties (electronics, mechanics, etc.). .The results show that, in the current situation, the revision of educational topics and the wider activity of geological associations can enhance the potential of geology graduates in industrial jobs. Therefore, in this paper, with a brief overview of the conditions of geological groups and the country's mechanized drilling industry, suggestions are presented to solve the challenges.


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