Developing Research and Presentation Skills (GEO620)
This course is an elective which aims to help students improve their research, writing, and presentation skills in preparation for the thesis. The course is handled as a seminar and in close collaboration with the selected supervisor.
Review of key topics relevant for scientific research.
The scientific method
How to define a research project
How to write scientific articles, proposals, etc
How to make and present scientific/technical presentations
Best practices to conduct research
Knowledge on how to apply the scientific method
Knowledge on how to search and collect information necessary to develop a research proposal for a thesis study
Have research and knowledge skills on how to establish a problem for a thesis study
Be able to conduct basic research using library and internet resources
Be able to give scientific presentations, both oral and written
Write a proposal to define a scientific problem
Be able to communicate effectively in a written and oral form
Define time frames and responsibilities in the definition of professional problems that may apply to real life cases
Required prerequisite knowledge
Must have completed at least one full semester in the master program in Energy, Resources, and Earth Sciences; Petroleum Geosciences Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; or Computational Engineering at UiS or equivalent.
Oral presentation and report
Form of assessment
Passed / Not Passed
Passed / Not Passed
Continuous evaluation.You must pass all parts to pass the course. There are no continuation opportunities on the assessment parts. Students who wish to take these sections again must do so the next time the course has regular instruction.Course communications will be via email and Canvas. It's up to the student to make sure e-mail is set up correctly with the University.
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.