GB8102 - Advanced Mineralogy and Petrology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 D
Work 50/100 D

Course content

In mineralogy, emphasis will be on mineral groups that are important for the student's reaserch area. Mineral structure, physical properties, chemical variation, stability and microstructures and deformation mechanisms are relevant topics. Relevant themes in petrology comprise processes such as weathering, diagenesis, hydrothermal alteration, magmatism and metamorphism. Phase equilibria, partition of elements among coexisting phases, differentiation processes, anatexis, isotope geochemistry, mineralogical geothermometers and geobarometers may be emphasised. The syllabus will include a common part and an individual part depending of the interests.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: After accomplishment and passed examination the candidate shall have thorough knowledge at a high level within selected aspects of mineralogical and petrological processes and their role in understanding mineral and rock properties, distribution and/or applicability.

SKILLS: After accomplishment and passed examination the candidate shall know how to apply established and new theory and/or methodology of the selected topics in their own research.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: After completed and passed examination the candidate shall have gained experience in learning and presenting research result within a selected scientific topic as basis for further research.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching will be as colloquia including presentations and discussion. Selected topics shall be presented in a written report that will be evaluated and graded.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final oral exam (50%) and evaluation of a report (50%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio grade is assigned as pass / fail. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of mineralogy, petrography/petrology and chemistry/geochemistry.

Course materials

In addition to relevant textbooks, recent research articles from journals will make up most of the study material.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Ore Geology
  • Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 50/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 50/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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