Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Geological Engineering

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Mestre

Coordinator

José António de Almeida

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime.

Education objectives

Training of specialists in the areas of Earth and Engineering Sciences, after a first cycle in GE at FCT-UNL.

The professional skills of geological engineers at FCT-UNL since 1987 encompass three areas of employability: geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnics and georesources, both in Portugal and abroad.
The general objectives are:
- Expand the training received during the first cycle, allowing to increase skills and obtain further knowledge development with autonomy, namely, applying new methodologies and optimization of industrial processes in the pursuit of quality assurance and safety in engineering and taking into account the inherent social, economic and environmental impacts.
- Training broadband geological engineers, facilitating mobility in the profession according to market needs, nationally and internationally, whether for industry
and services, or for research and development.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years 

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym Credits(ECTS)
Mandatory Optional
Geologicasl Engineering  EG 72 33
Civil Engineering  EC 3 0
Engineering Sciences  CE 3 0
Transferable Skills  CC 3 0
Any other area QAC 0 6
TOTAL 81 39


Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10738 Geoenvironmental Engineering 6.0
10909 Building Materials 3.0
10739 Rock mechanics 6.0
10740 Modelling in Geological Engineering 6.0
1.º Semester - Opção 1
Code Name ECTS
Options
10747 Engineering Geological Characterization and Mapping 6.0
7770 Economic Geology and Energy Resources 6.0
1.º Semester - Opção 2
Code Name ECTS
Options
10733 Seismic Engineering Basis 3.0
10741 Petroleum Geology 3.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10743 Slope Stability 6.0
10610 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) 3.0
10742 Quarry Technology 6.0
2.º Semester - Opção 3
Code Name ECTS
Options
10744 Evaluation and Management of Georesources 6.0
10734 Dams and underground works 6.0
2.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
11425 Master Thesis in Geological Engineering 42.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
3.º Semester - Opção 4
Code Name ECTS
Options
10737 Foundations and Retaining Structures 6.0
10746 Geology and Urban Planning 3.0
10745 Management and Water Quality 6.0
10736 Infrastrutures and other works 6.0
10735 Instrumentation and Ground Improvement 6.0
10911 Groundwater Modelling 3.0
10910 Processing and Valorization of Mineral Resources 6.0
3.º Semester - Opção 5
Code Name ECTS
Options
10737 Foundations and Retaining Structures 6.0
10746 Geology and Urban Planning 3.0
10745 Management and Water Quality 6.0
10736 Infrastrutures and other works 6.0
10735 Instrumentation and Ground Improvement 6.0
10911 Groundwater Modelling 3.0
10910 Processing and Valorization of Mineral Resources 6.0
3.º Semester - Opção 6
Code Name ECTS
Options
10737 Foundations and Retaining Structures 6.0
10746 Geology and Urban Planning 3.0
10745 Management and Water Quality 6.0
10736 Infrastrutures and other works 6.0
10735 Instrumentation and Ground Improvement 6.0
10911 Groundwater Modelling 3.0
10910 Processing and Valorization of Mineral Resources 6.0