Geological Engineering

Master Degree

Course Overview

The Master Degree in Geological Engineering is oriented to the Labor Market. The principle is "Learning by Doing, toward competence and employability." The proposed second cycle degree program has as main objective to supply the futures masters a solid formation and integrated in the area of the Geological Engineering, mainly, Georesources and Geotechnics, it allows them capacities in several domains. The student can carry out their Dissertation / Traineeship / Project in Enterprise context. To this purpose, cooperation agreements have been established with more than 30 enterprises and institutions specialized in Geological and Geotechnical Exploration, Industrial and Ornamental Rocks, Engineering and Environmental Geology, Soil and Rocks Mechanics, Slope Stability, Water Resources, Geological and Geotechnical Mapping, Mineral Resources, Inspection of Mining Activities. The Master in Geological Engineering will be enabled to develop works of scientific investigation, as well as to exercise his/her activity in the central and regional administration, municipal districts, consultancy offices, public and private laboratories, building companies, dimension stones exploitation and transformation companies, offices of studies of environmental impact and professional formation centers.  
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (60 required and 18 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Geological, geochemical and geophysical exploration of mineral resources. Exploitation, treatment and management of metallic and non-metallic minerals and energetic resources (mines, quarries, petroleum, coal, gas, water, geothermy, etc.). Dimension stones and industrial rocks exploitation and transformation management. Evaluation of environmental impacts of mining activity or geotechnical works and projects of environmental recovery of degraded areas. Prediction, prevention and remediation of geological and environmental risks. Geological and geotechnical studies of requested areas for engineering works (buildings, highways, railways, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams, marine works, etc.). Geological and geotechnical mapping, mining mapping, mapping to support the plans of territory management, geological risks mapping. Support to conservation works of the cultural heritage built in stone (monuments).  Agencies and companies of management and distribution of water. Geotourism, geodiversity and geological heritage. Study, exploration, characterization, evaluation,implementation and improvement of geomaterials (rocks and soils). Consultancy, technical support to drilling companies. Technical coordination of quarries, geotechnical works and thermal water facilities. Teaching, investigation and technical disclosure in matters related with the Geological Engineering.  

Specific Entry Requirements

1 - Degree in Geological Engineering or similar (Water Resources Engineering, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Biophysical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering, among others). 2 - Degree in scientific areas, such as: Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, among others.

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 7
International Students
Initial Places: 8

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1050 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department



Contact Information

Director: António Pinho []

Academic Manager: Ana Cristina Alves Dias
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