This course is discontinued

FYS-GEO9100 – Introductory project work in physics of geological processes

Course content

Tools and methods in scientific literary work, including use of LateX, Word and Endnote; literary search, including citation search, use of references to scientific work and use of library services; presentation technique.

Learning outcome

The course will give the students an introduction to basic methods in scientific literary work and presentation through a compulsory project work. The project work will be an introductory study to the master thesis. It will be adapted to each student and will include practical use of the methods which are taught. Through the project work the student has to study literature of relevance, carry out a small scientific project, and report from the project in written an oral form.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway, you must either have 2MX/2MY/3MZ and 3MX/3FY/3KJ/3BI/(2KJ+3BT)/(2BI+3BT) from Norwegian upper secondary school, or have completed equivalent studies in mathematics as well as physics, or chemistry, or biology at upper secondary school or university level at another educational institution. Read more about fulfilling special requirements.

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in physics, geo-sciences or applied mathematics.


The course extends over one full semester with 30 hours of lectures. In addition the course includes compulsory student presentations.


Compulsory presentation and compulsory project work.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)