GEOL1004 - Physical Sedimentology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 1 hours E

Course content

The course aims to provide an 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

Knowledge: 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.

Skills: The student will be able to apply fluid mechanical and physical knowledge to interpretation of sedimentary deposits.

Learning methods and activities

Tutorial meetings and compulsory practicals. Compulsory field work may be scheduled for a weekend.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field work
  • Exercises

Required previous knowledge

TGB4165 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy or equivalent.

Course materials

Selected literature from textbooks and international journals.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

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