TGB4112 - Geology and Geological Resources of Norway


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

From the prerequisite course TGB4100 Geology, Introduction, students are familiar with the Earth's internal processes - the origin and transformations of minerals and rocks, and processes in the lithosphere. This course also deals with external processes, e.g. origin of glacial, glacifluvial and fluvial sediments, and properties of soils (stabilty and slides). It also includes overview of the bedrock geology of Norway, tectonics and georesources onshore and offshore. The last part on resources deals with fossil and renewable energy, CO2 storage, groundwater, minerals, aggregates, gravel, etc., the value chain from mineral deposit to mineral product, and environmental issues.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: The student learns about the geological development of mainland and offshore Norway, from the Precambrian to present. The course provides the student with a basic overview of geological resources, renewable and non-renewable and how geological processes become responsible for the formation of geological resources.

SKILLS: The student should, based on observations, be able to evaluate what geological processes have been active and further be able to use geological maps, profiles, stratigraphic columns, and models, with the understanding that they are interpretations subject to improvements.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises, and 2-3 field trips. Compulsory field work may be scheduled for a weekend.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Field course

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination.

Required previous knowledge

Course TGB4100 Geology, Introduction, GEOG1014 Earth's Natural Environment, or similar knowledge of introductory geology.

Course materials

EENS1100 Lecture Notes by Stephen A. Nelson. Document on soils. Selected parts of The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway, by Ramberg et al. Geologic maps and internet pages at Lectures and notes posted on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TGB4110 3.7 AUTUMN 2011
TGB4140 3.7 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 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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