GB8407 - Information Technology for Mineral Extraction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

The course covers some of the advanced tools provided by information technology to manage spatial information throughout the life cycle of mining projects. Among the aspects dealt with are geostatistics and quantitative modelling of deposits.
The academic content will be custom made to the candidate(s).

Learning outcome

After accomplishment and passed examination, the candidate shall have thorough knowledge at a high level of geometric and qualimetric aspects related to the development of deposits and exploitation and associated software.

After accomplishment and passed examination, the candidate shall know how to describe and model a deposit using relevant software and to define and model a production system.

After accomplishment and passed examination, the candidate has developed the capabilities of critical thinking and to use the knowledge and skills to quality assure and further develop both the explicit and implicit knowledge presented in the course material.

Learning methods and activities

Practical classes are used for independent work on relevant themes within the subject. Course evaluation is done by the participating students.

Further on evaluation

To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree or equivalent in mining, or approval from course coordinator.

Course materials

Selected literature from textbooks and international journals.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GB8400 7.5 01.09.2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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