TGB4575 - Engineering Geology, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 50/100
Oral examination 50/100 E

Course content

Engineering geological field and laboratory methods. The course includes compulsory field course at Snåsa organized in August (week no 33), laboratory testing in September/October and writing of a report from the field and laboratory work.

Learning outcome

Ingress: This course will provide in-depth knowledge in engineering geology.

Knowledge: The student will acquire specialized knowledge to support project completion within engineering geology.

Skills: The student will be able to independently carry out field and laboratory investigations, to find scientific literature, and be able to search the main elements, which are relevant to the project.

General competence: Increased understanding in the field of engineering geology and report writing skills.

Learning methods and activities

4-5 days of compulsory field mapping and 4-5 days of laboratory testing in groups under supervision. Writing of report based on the field and lab assignments (in groups). The field mapping will take place in week no 33. Students should avoid other activities during this week. There will be no other field mapping activity possible.

Compulsory assignments

  • Fieldwork

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course, which consists of a final individual oral exam (50%) and evaluation of a group report (50%). The results for the parts are assesses in %-scores first, while the final combined grade will be letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geotechnology (MTTEKGEO) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required: Geotechnology (MTTEKGEO), specialization within Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics or Environmental and Hydrogeology, or approval from the person with course responsibility. It is provided that the student has completed all courses, which are listed as compulsory for the specialization in the study plan, or gets approval from the person with course responsibility.

Course materials

Papers, standard for testing methods, maps and reports relevant for the field and lab work. Basic course compendia for both engineering geology of rocks and soils.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TGB4505 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
TGB4535 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering 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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E 2021-12-02
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 50/100 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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