TGB4585 - Mineral Production and Resource Geology, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

From the list below, the student must either select two topics with content corresponding to a workload of 3.75 ECTS each (A), or amounting to 7.5 ECTS (B):

  • Mining engineering (A) (professor Hakan Basarir),
  • Resource and reserve modelling (A) (associate professor Steinar Ellefmo),
  • Deep sea mining (A) (associate professor Steinar Ellefmo),
  • Mineral resource management (A) (associate professor Steinar Ellefmo),
  • Coal mining methods (A and B) (professor Charlie C. Li),
  • Applied rock mechanics (A and B) (professor Charlie C. Li),
  • Minerals engineering (A) (professor Rolf Arne Kleiv),
  • Chemical analysis (A) (associate professor Maria Thornhill),
  • Mineral resources geology (A and B) (professor Rune B. Larsen),
  • Mineral magnetism applied to mineral exploration (A and B) (professor Suzanne McEnroe),
  • Industrial minerals (A) (associate professor Kurt Aasly),
  • Process mineralogy (A) (associate professor Kurt Aasly),
  • Geochemistry (A and B) (associate professor Bjørn Eske Sørensen).

An ordinary course (7.5 ECTS) may replace the specialization course, after approval by the supervisor of the specialization project, and the Faculty of Engineering.

Learning outcome

Ingress: This course will provide in-depth knowledge in the field.

Knowledge: The student will acquire specialized knowledge in support of project completion in the field.

Skills: The student will be able to find scientific literature and draw out the main elements that are relevant to the project.

General competence: Increased understanding of the field.

Learning methods and activities

Topics are normally given as supervised self study, but can also include exercises, seminars or free-standing lectures. In some modules (fieldwork), a report, presentation or similar may be part of the assessment, in addition to an oral exam. Information about this (including weighting) will be given at course start. The course will be held in English if international students attend.

Further on evaluation

If the course is based on two modules (which have to have the same form of assessment), the grade in the course will be based on an exam covering both modules. However, in order to pass the course, both modules must receive a passing score.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required: Geotechnology (MTTEKGEO), specialization within Mineral Production or Resource Geology, 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. One or more of the following, or equivalent courses: TGB4246 Mining Engineering, Advanced Course; TGB4300 Minerals Processing, Advanced Course; TGB4115 Mineral Deposit Geology.

Course materials

Information will be given at start of semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mineral Production
  • Resource Geology
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D 2023-12-04
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral 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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