GB8507 - Physical Sedimentology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 50/100 D
Approved report 50/100 A

Course content

The course aims to provide understanding of the physical processes involved in sedimentary systems in order to improve the understanding of the formation of sedimentary structures and larger-scale sedimentary deposits.

Learning outcome

The course participant will obtain knowledge of: fluid mechanics of sediment transport, sedimentary rheology, settling and erosion of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, mathematical modelling in sedimentology.

Be able to apply fluid mechanical and physical knowledge to interpretation of sedimentary deposits.

Integration of different disciplines to improve understanding of a sedimentological problem.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practicals.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)
Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering (PHGEOL)

Required previous knowledge

TGB4165 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy or equivalent.
Requires admission to the PhD programme Engineering, programme option geology, or approval by the lecturer.

Course materials

Selected literature from textbooks and international journals.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • 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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 50/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 50/100 A
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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