FYS-GEO9200 – Case study in physics of geological processes
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course is a case study based introduction to geological processes (such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, slides, avalanches, tsunamis and pollution of groundwater). An introduction to the geological and physical processes of importance to the case study is given. The course will include an integrated field excursion involving e.g. quantitative mapping and collection of samples. Interpretation of field data and samples will be carried out. The course will include a literature study using a set of scientific articles relevant for the case study topic, with students learning how to properly use and cite scientific works, and the basis for ethics in research. Analysis and integration of results will result in a written scientific article manuscript and oral presentation.
The case study topic will vary year by year. This course is closely integrated with FYS-GEO4300 – Methods in physics of geological processes (discontinued).
After this course we expect students to have gained competence in:
- the specific case study topic
- making relevant measurements/sampling in field
- analysis and integration of field data
- understanding how cross-disciplinary research projects are carried out
- team work with fellow students from different backgrounds
- using methods learnt in FYS-GEO4300 – Methods in physics of geological processes (discontinued)
- using scientific literature
- presenting results in written and 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
MAT1100 – Calculus (or MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued) and MAT1012 – Mathematics 2 (discontinued))
GEO1040 – Introduction to programming with applications in geosciences (discontinued) or INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued)
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor degree in physics, geo-sciences or applied mathematics. Should be taken along with course FYS-GEO4300 – Methods in physics of geological processes (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with FYS-GEO4200 – Case study in physics of geological processes (continued)
- 5 credits overlap with GEO4011 – Field Course in Basin Analysis
- 10 credits overlap with GEO-FYS4200 – Case study in physics of geological processes (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with GEO-FYS9200 – Case study in physics of geological processes (discontinued)
Field excursion, lectures, team project work.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Compulsory presentation and project report is evaluated (passed/not passed). Candidates are obliged to give a lecture to the class over a given subject. In addition there is a final oral exam.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
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.