GB8508 - Ph.D. Seminar in Geology and Mineral Resources


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

The seminar is held if there are enough interested students. The course will cover selected topics at advanced levels to broaden the participants' understanding of geology and its applications in science and society. The course participants will 1) teach lectures to bring all participants up to the level required to understand each other's research, 2) specify and discuss literature, and 3) give a talk on their own research.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE The seminar will introduce the students to the modern area of research in the fields of the Ph.D. work of the course participants. The topics will vary substantially depending on participants' research.

SKILLS The participants will learn to communicate and present their work in a broader context than their own specialization, and are encouraged to take a critical attitude to established knowledge in the field.

GENERAL COMPETENCE As far as applicable, the participants should be able to put the course topics into a broader context and understand their relevance. The participants will be able to communicate research related problems with specialists and non-specialists.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures by course participants (compulsory attendance), reading, self-study.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Attendance is restricted to NTNU Ph.D. students in the Ph.D. programme Engineering, programme options geology, mineral production and HSE, or engineering geology, and is to be approved by the course coordinator.

Course materials

Book chapters, review papers, specialized papers, etc. as specified by the course participants.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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: Oral examination

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