TMT4330 - Resources, Energy and Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 20/100
School exam 80/100 4 hours C

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


  • Written exam
  • Report with mandatory oral adjusment

In the case of a re-sit exam, the exam form might change to oral examination

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 AUTUMN 2012
TMT5505 3.7 AUTUMN 2012
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 80/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 80/100 C 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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