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Course content

The main purpose of the course is to prepare the students for research or work with advanced hydrogeological tools. The teaching will be focus in practical aspects: how to apply common and advanced techniques in Hydrogeology, how to solve practical problems and which tools can be used in each case. Analytical and numerical models will be applied in order to achieve these objectives but from the perspective of the geoscience student.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, students are familiar with:

  • Characteristics of groundwater flow in porous and fractured aquifers
  • Aquifer properties and effect over groundwater flow
  • Application of numerical and analytical models for solving hydrogeological problems
  • Well hydraulics
  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Saltwater intrusion
  • Numerical models applied to contaminant processes
  • Regulations and law about groundwater, hydrogeological “hot topics” in Norway and other countries, working perspectives


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Students at the Geosciences master’s programme, specializations hydrology, environmental geology and geohazard will be prioritized. Single course students can also apply for his course.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Basic knowledge in geosciences, mathematics and chemistry.

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in geosciences or applied mathematics, GEO3020 or corresponding classes in soil and groundwater.


Lectures 2h + Exercises 2h per week (15 weeks).

Individual obligatory assignments.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


4 obligatory assignments during the course counts for 50% of final grade (graded A-F).

Final written home exam counts for 50% of final grade.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

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