MEG aims to train specialists able to apply engineering solutions, at surface or underground interventions, involving rock mass, soils, groundwater, georesources, and waste, contributing to the development of a sustainable society and adaptation to the climate change.
It joins professors with a wide expertise, not only in the areas of the master's degree - Geotechnics, Georesources, and Geoenvironment but also in related areas - Geology, Civil Engineering, and Occupational Safety; it offers applied teaching and facilitates contact with expert professionals through field visits, internships or seminars. The masters students' training includes also the enhancement of their teamwork skills and frequent presentations of works.
MEG’s curricula aim at the identification and responsible exploitation of georesources, the construction of infrastructures and structures resilient to the underway changes on the planet, the valorization and recycling of waste, as well as the analysis and rehabilitation of contaminated soils.
A set of comprehensive units is offered in matching areas with Geological Engineering - Geotechnics, Georesources and Geoenvironment. Teaching is supported by hands-on theoretical-practical classes, with a strong laboratory component, seminars, and field trips, providing students with the knowledge and tools necessary to solve environmental problems arising from human activity, in a context of sustainability, quality and safety.
The Master’s degree students will have the ability to apply, by themselves or in multidisciplinary teams, advanced knowledge of science and technology in professional practice or research in Geological Engineering. Furthermore, it will enable students to coordinate and develop projects, identify, innovate and develop the most appropriate solutions to the engineering problems under analysis, according to the best technical requirements and considering the associated environmental and socio-economic impacts.
Two-year course and 120 ECTS, divided into 4 semesters, the last of which is occupied only by the preparation of the master's dissertation.
NOVA FCT Geological Engineers work as managers or technical experts in teams from companies and institutions, in particular:
Portuguese students: 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
1st phase: 27th february to 24th march 2023
2nd phase: 1st June to 12th july 2023
3rd phase: 28th august to 15th september 2023
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.International Applications
Vacancies for 2023/2024:
Professor José António de Almeida
Registration number R/A-Cr 63/2014/AL01 on 07/07/2022
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 21/10/2020
Period of validity of the accreditation:
2 years from 31/07/2020
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.More info