TMT4330 - Resources, Energy and Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 1/5 2 weeks
Home examination 4/5 4 hours

Course content

Overview of the mineral based industry, its role in the world and outlines the sustainability issues facing the minerals based industry and how they might be addressed today and in the future. The exploitation of minerals and mineral products and the implications for sustainability of the consumption of finite mineral resources and the wastes associated with their production and use is examined. The course provides a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates the physical and earth sciences with aspects of the social sciences, energy, ecology and economics.

Learning outcome

After the cours is finished the student will be able to
- Identify and describe the effects on the environment from a given industrial activity
- Explain different aspects with alternative methods to mitigate a given effect on the environment
- Choose and explain the necessity of chemical control in industrial activities
- Formulate and analyse problems regarding reclamation and recycling of metals.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures by the course instructors will cover some of the curriculum, while the students in groups will be responsible for teaching the remaining parts of the curriculum. It is expected that the students produce a term paper on central issues in the course.
An attendance of at least 80% is expected at lectures. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
If a student has to take the course over again, all evaluations in the course has to be repeated.

Course materials

W. J. Rankin «Minerals, Metals and Sustainability – Meeting Future Material Needs» CSIRO publishing, 2011, ISBN978-0-415-68459-0 Information on support litterature will be given in the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMT4505 3.7 01.09.2012
TMT5505 3.7 01.09.2012
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 1/5
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 4/5

Release 2020-12-16

Submission 2020-12-16

Release 15:00

Submission 19:00

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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