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Structural Geology

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Main topics:
  • Geometry
  • Strain
  • Stress
  • Rheology
  • Faults
  • Folds and minor structures

Learning outcome

  • To know the basic topics of structural geology: Geometry, Deformation, Stress, Rheology, and tectonic structures such as faults and folds

  • To be able to interpret tectonic structures
  • To be able to analyze tectonic structures
  • To understand the processes that formed tectonic structures

General Competence:
  • To have an understanding of tectonic structures and how they influence the subsurface


Main topics include:
  • Geometry
  • Deformation and Strain
  • Stress
  • Rheology
  • Faults, folds and minor structures

Required prerequisite knowledge

One of the following alternatives:
  • GEO100 Earth, energy and climate, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1
  • BIP330 Geology, ÅMA100 Mathematical methods 1


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio Assessment1/1 A - F
Portfolio assessment consists of:
  • A test in the middle of the semester, which makes up 25%. Aids: All, except books, PC, tablet, or smart telephone
  • A test at the end of the semester, which makes up 25%. Aids: All, except books, PC, tablet, or smart telephone
  • Laboratory exercises which make up 50%

The grade is based on the total of this portfolio. The teacher assigns the final grade.
A detailed activity plan will be provided by the teacher at the start of the semester. There is no final exam for this course. If a student fails the course or wants to improve the grade, s/he must take the course over again.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Nestor Fernando Cardozo Diaz
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Lectures: 2 x 2 hours a week. Laboratories: 2 hours per week. Participation in the laboratories is required.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Structural Geology for Petroleum Engineers (BIP370_1) 5

Open to

Geosciences Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

Standard UiS routines


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020