Colloid Systems (PET907)

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester


Language of instruction



Basic intermolecular forces. Surface forces in colloid systems. Rheological behaviour of concentrated suspension.

Learning outcome

To give the student a thorough knowledge of colloid systems and the surface forces that influence the physical behaviour of such systems. The student should thus be able to solve a relevant petroleum related problem through studies of surface forces of particles in concentrated suspension.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral Exam 1/1 2 Hours Passed / Not Passed

Coursework requirements

Mandatory project assignment

The project assignment a compulsory teaching activity to be approved.

The applicant must submit the report to the course responsible and the examiner takes place 2 weeks after.

The candidate must present his/her work for 40 minutes and then 15 mins of Q&A.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Mahmoud Khalifeh

Head of Department:

Øystein Arild

Method of work

Guided self-tuition, colloquia, presentations.

The student should write a report, with references to the literature, covering some of the scientific themes.

Open for

Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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