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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

This course explores the complex and non-linear behaviour of cryosphere systems. Model equations are derived from theory, principles of numerical methods are introduced and applied to a range of problems. These problems involve processes relevant for permafrost evolution and glacier dynamics and are solved using finite difference techniques.

Learning outcome

After taking this course, you will be familiar with

  • derivation of model equations from the theory
  • principles of numerical solution techniques
  • how these techniques are applied to solve the problems derived from theory
  • how different models can be coupled together
  • basic design of a simple modelling project in the subject field, deriving and critically analyzing the results

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. 

In order to take the course on master's level you have to be enrolled in one of these programmes:

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Overlapping courses

Teaching

This research-oriented course with extensive computer training is an intensive course over 2-3 weeks, with lectures, seminars, tutorials, student projects, presentations and discussions.

All teaching has mandatory attendance.

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 Students who fail to meet are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (studieinfo@geo.uio.no).

We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.

Examination

  • Approved attendance during the whole course is required in order to sit the final exam. 
  • A final project presentation counts 50% towards the final grade.
  • A final oral examination counts 50% towards the final grade.

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as 1 of the 3 attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for the following course:

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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.

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, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 20, 2022 8:13:27 PM

Facts about this course

Credits
5
Level
Master
Teaching
Autumn

The course is taught on an irregular basis, please contact the Student administration (studieinfo@geo.uio.no). 

Examination
Autumn
Teaching language
English