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Høst 2019

GEO-3104 Advanced Structural Geology - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

This course is available as a single course.

Course contents

The course covers the tools of analysis of deformation structures in rocks. Different methods for the quantitative analysis of meso-scale to micro-scale deformation structures will be taught. Strain analysis, folding theory, and infinitesimal strain concepts will be covered. The course has emphasis on the mechanical properties and development of brittle (fracturing and frictional) as well as viscous deformation. The processes of the latter will be covered by microstructural studies. During a 1-day field trip during the semester, the students will see examples of mesoscale structures in several outcrops.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the fall semester.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 15 April for the fall semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a programme of study of at least three years duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other programme for basis of admission.

Application code: 9371.

Objective of the course


The student has


The student can

General competences

The student can

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

22 hours of lectures, 22 hours exercises, 1 days of field excursion.


4 hours written exam that counts 100% of the final grade.

Grading scale: Letter grades A-F, whereof F is fail. There will be a re-sit exam for students who did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Compulsory learning activities:

Admittance to the examination requires:

-  approved  exercises and field report

- approval of training in health, safety and environment prior to the field course and excursion. This includes the use of helnmets, hifh-visibility safety vests etc., and the use og geological equipment (e.g. hammer, spade, scraper, magnifier) in field.

Date for examination

Written test 15.11.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2019
First attendance:
Forelesning/øvelser prof. Holger Stuniz
Øvelser prof. Holger Stuniz