TGB4112 - Geology and Geological Resources of Norway


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

From the prerequisite course 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 gains knowledge about the geological processes and their importance for formation of geological resources . The student also learns the geological development of Norway, mainland as well as offshore, from Precambrian to present. The course provides the student with a basic overview of geological resources, renewable and non-renewable.

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

Further on evaluation

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

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.

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 01.09.2011
TGB4140 3.7 01.09.2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
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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