Basic topics on Geosciences (GEO230)

This course covers a special topic in Geosciences, e.g. Sedimontology-Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry. The topic is taught by an international instructor, during a period of one week. The evaluation is based on a course project.

Course description for study year 2022-2023


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The course content is in a relevant topic of geosciences and of importance for the study program in geosciences engineering. The course is taught by a visiting scientist from another university/research institute in Europe. The course aims to strengthen the basic background in geosciences. The content may include one or more of the following topics:
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Earth systems and climate

Learning outcome


  • Deepening of knowledge and understanding in an area of geosciences that is of relevance for the program and for the working environment.


  • To be able to apply the knowledge gained in the course to geosciences problems, courses, the thesis project, and working practices.

General competence:

  • To communicate to geoscientists and engineers the relevance of the course topics in solving multidisciplinary problems in geosciences.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Group report 1/1 Letter grades

The evaluation is based on a test or assignment at the end of the course counting 100%, which will be defined by the visiting lecturer before the semester starts.There is no final exam for this course. If a student wants to improve the grade, s/he must take the course over again.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Lisa Jean Watson

Head of Department:

Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

The course will be taught as an intensive course with a duration of one week. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to participate in the lectures as the course will require practical work  and discussions in the classroom. These are essential for completing the course project.

Open for

Geosciences and Energy Resources - Bachelor in Engineering Geosciences Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme, Five Years Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

Standard UiS procedures


The syllabus can be found in Leganto