Practical training in Geosciences and Energy Resources (GEO360)

In this course, learning takes place in a professional environment outside the university, for example in a petroleum, mining, construction, or environmental institution or as part of a larger project. The student can also participate in an international competition in their field as part of the internship. The aim of the course is to give students practical experience, and the opportunity to gain experience with academic issues during the internship period.

Course description for study year 2022-2023


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Course does not start before autumn 2024


The student must find a suitable workplace. In collaboration with the student, the workplace, and the lecturer, a contract and a work plan will be established for how the internship will take place. The assessment is made on the basis of a report from the student and a presentation. The report shall contain a discussion of specified issues related to the practice, as well as documentation of work performed and signed timesheets.

The internship course is normally completed in the autumn semester. When participating in a competition that spans two semesters, the student will begin work during the autumn semester, but will be assessed in the course of the spring semester (i.e. the student should register for GEO360 in the spring).

Learning outcome


K1 - Has insight into selected topics and issues and into the practical challenges of working life.

K2 - Can account for tasks and working methods in the company or competition.


S1 - Ability to carry out a professional collaboration, as well as specialization in certain topics and present them in a convincing way.

S2 - Can familiarize himself with assigned tasks and solve them

General competence:

G-1 Can reflect on own knowledge and learning, and reflect on own role in collaboration with others.

G-2 Is adaptable to demands made in working life

Required prerequisite knowledge

GEO100 Earth, Energy and Climate, GEO110 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, GEO210 Structural Geology
The student must have passed at least 90 ECTS in approved education plan in Earth and Energy Resources. 


Report and oral presentation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Report 1/2 Passed / Not Passed
Oral presentation 1/2 Passed / Not Passed

The student must submit a critically reflective report (incl. signed timesheet) on their practical training. This report is presented to students and teachers at an agreed time and place.The course has a continuous assessment. All parts must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.NOTE: According to Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger section 3-10 point 2, a student has 2 attempts in this course, with the opportunity to apply for a 3rd attempt.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Lisa Jean Watson

Study Program Director:

Lisa Jean Watson

Programme coordinator:

Karina Sanni

Head of Department:

Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Practical and /or theoretical work in external institution under supervision according to agreement/contract.

Open for

Geosciences and Energy Resources - Bachelor in Engineering

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


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