Master in Geological Engineering


Master in Geological Engineering

Started in the academic year 2014/2015. 


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.


2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students (already enrolled in 2019/20): 1063,47 €/year

Portuguese students (for those entering 2020/21): 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year





1st phase: 1st may to 24th july
2nd phase: 26th august to 14th september 2020
3rd phase: 4th to 22nd january 2021

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 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


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:

Professora Ana Paula Silva

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

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