Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Geological Engineering


Terceiro ciclo




José António de Almeida

Opening date



2750,00 Euros/year for all students.


It depends on the working method of each training course. The working time for the classes will be agreed with each PhD student, or when there are more than 10 students in each year, it will be agreed with all students of the programme.

Education objectives


The Geological Engineering, and Earth sciences in general, are considered major fields of science in many developed countries in the world.

The industrial minerals and rocks, water, oil, natural gas and geothermal energy (energy) are essential and indispensable to today´s society. The geo, an interface with Civil Engineering, are present in all the work that they operate directly on the surface. Also, problems related to waste storage, supply and water treatment and sewage, pollution control and environmental monitoring and evaluation are considered at present the priority areas.

An analysis, however brief, of the sectors most related to Geology and Geological Engineering highlights the need for large number of geologists and engineers to geologists, whether active exploration and exploitation of natural resources (mainly water, natural stones , metallic and nonmetallic minerals), as support to projects of building structures and various infrastructures (roads, airports, ports, bridges, etc.). and planning, including the recovery of degraded areas in identification of skills for construction.


Large structures and infrastructure to be held in Portugal go through: roads and highways, new Lisbon airport, new crossings of the Tagus in Lisbon, new railways and the rehabilitation of existing TGV, road works underground (Lisbon and Oporto subway, road tunnels), harbors, landfills and storage of waste (municipal, industrial and nuclear), environmental restoration of soils, ETA´s, WWTP, coastline protection, storage of surface water, abstraction of groundwater storage of natural gas. Also the exploration and exploitation of petroleum and geothermal, as well as the rational management of soils, the prediction of natural disasters (seismic and volcanic activity) and natural hazards are in development sectors.

These activities will lack of technical and scientific as well as at project monitoring and implementation. In some, will even have a key role. The advanced training at doctoral level, will allow you to hit high levels of development which will certainly contribute to innovation and significant improvement of the work to develop.

The new PhD Programme in Geological Engineering is founded on the guiding principles and objectives underlying their integration into the European Higher Education. With this design, their Ph.D. will operate within national and international levels in highly competitive environments, governed their formation and organization of the course by high standards of quality.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9443 Thesis Project (EG) 30.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9441 Research and Development of Thesis I (EG) 0.0
9444 Thesis in Geology Engineering 150.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS