Master in Geological Engineering


Master in Geological Engineering

Started in the academic year 2014/2015. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). 


The Master in Geological Engineering intended to educate professional able to solve engineering problems involving the Earth and its operation and geodynamic systems. The general objectives are:

  • Deepen provided trainee in a the 1st cycle, enabling gain skills and knowledge to an autonomous tasks development, including application of new methodologies and optimization of industrial processes in the pursuit of quality assurance and safety in engineering, taking into account inherent social, economic and environmental impacts.
  • Educate broadband Geological Engineers, facilitating mobility in the profession in accordance with market needs - national and international - from industry and services to research and development.



Career opportunities

Geological Engineers employers are companies and\or institutions dedicated specifically to:

  • Prospecting and research (mineral resources or geotechnical and geo-environmental parameters);
  • Exploitation of mineral resources (mining and oil);
  • Consulting and project;
  • Construction and public works;
  • Equipment and consumables sale and consultancy;
  • Research centers and laboratories.


Tuition fee 


Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year


Foreign students: 7000 €/year (60% reduction for CPLP students) 





1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2019

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Entrance requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of the Bachelor's degree (pre-Bologna or 1st post-Bologna cycle) Geological Engineering, Geological and Mine Engineering, Earth Resources Engineering, Geoengineering, Geoenvironmental Engineering, Mine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology, Geophysics and Earth Sciences and Atmospheric, or equivalent, with a minimum of 180 ECTS;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree with the designations referred in previous paragraph, recognized as meeting the objectives of referred degrees. It requires the approval of the FCT NOVA Scientific Council, after recognition from the Scientific Committee of Geological Engineering: 
  3. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Course Scientific Council.


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor José António Almeida

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 63/2014 on 20/05/2014


Prior accreditation on 08/04/2014, for 6 years

About the Department of Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences Department (DCT) of the FCT - NOVA, whose regulation was reviewed in 2011 (DR 99, 2nd series of 23 May 2011), is a graduate and post-graduate teaching unit and also research unit  in the fields of Science and Geological Engineering andin thoserelated or interdisciplinary fields. It shall promote scientific and technological development, service delivery, university extension activities, and the development of dissemination activities.

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