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Postgraduate course

Advanced basin analysis

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeGEOV364
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Autumn. Intensive course.

This is a course with limited capacity.

Objectives and Content

The course is cross-disciplinary and consists of two parts:

The first part provides the theoretical background and practical structural, sedimentary and stratigraphic skills required to understand selected topics within integrated basin analysis. This is covered though lectures and exercises. Topics covered will include a selection of the following: models of crustal stretching and basin formation, fault/fold growth, salt tectonics, source-to-sink (erosion-sediment routing and deposition), controls on basin fill. provides the theoretical background and practical structural. sedimentary and stratigraphic skills required to understand the evolution of sedimentary basins.

The second part includes elements in geomatics, digital outcrop geology and interpretation. The course focuses on the employment of modern digital mapping techniques, such as lidar and photogrammetry, how to interpret these data and employ them for modelling. The entire workflow is covered, from data acquisition methods, processing and interpretation techniques

Learning Outcomes

After having completed GEOV364 the student will:

  • have detailed knowledge about several central themes in basin analysis.
  • will have essential knowledge allowing them to use modern digital mapping techniques and interpret these data in integrated sedimentological and structural studies.
  • be familiar with central literature and current research within these themes.
  • be able to apply this knowledge in individual research projects.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor in geology, geophysics or equivalent skills

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is given intensively as lectures and practicals six hours per day over two weeks.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

All lectures and practicals are mandatory.

Forms of Assessment

Written, 4 hours.

Examination Support Material

All calculators, according to the faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester

Reading List

Background literature will be defined/handed out during the course

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

The course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or you may contact studierettleiar@geo.uib.no

Course Administrator

The Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Earth Science has the administrative responsibility for the course and program


Contact Information

The student coordinator can be contacted here:


Tlf 55 58 35 19

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    29.09.2020, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam