Resource Assessment

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MP019

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Earth Science A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 26 March 2021
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

90 credits in science/engineering (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, earth sciences, computer science, material science) including 15 credits in mathematics or physics and 10 credits in chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • assess a mineralisation for resource extraction potential
  • appraise the environmental sensitivity of an area and design a plan for monitoring and remediation
  • evaluate the resource from the perspectives of economics, politics, society and sustainability


This course will focus on the integration of evidence from the perspectives of geoscience, the environment and society to assess resource feasibility. The course will include reconnaissance, target appraisal, exploration and assessment of feasibility. It will feature the mutual assessment of environmental baselines, local stakeholder relations, politics and economics, permits and legislation and plans for remediation. Industrial partners as well as local government and environmental agencies will participate in the course.


Lectures, seminars, case based learning and practical exercises.


Oral seminar presentation and written report for a case based project (5 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.