About the Program
The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences provides students with theoretical and technical expertise in hydrogeology, petroleum geology, and mineral resources geology.
The hydrogeology specialization prepares students to design pumping and recharging wells, apply analytical and numerical modeling to groundwater flow, learn hydrogeological testing methods and their applications, and apply geological field methods to groundwater challenges.
In the petroleum geology specialization, students learn approaches to seismic modeling, seismic attributes, and quantitative interpretation techniques, gain 2D and 3D seismic interpretation experience in a workstation environment, master approaches to field development planning and production for an oil/gas accumulation, assess and manage reserves of an oil/gas field, and to learn principles of basin modelling and the main functionalities of basin modelling software, as well as understand and interpret geochemical information and evaluate geochemical technical reports. Students get also an overview of the major techniques for down-hole logging, their physical basis, with visualization and interpretation of data and results.
The mineral resources geology specialization prepares students to master sampling methods and analytical tools for the exploration of mineral resources, learn the methods for exploring natural and industrial minerals, interpret mineral exploration data and to understand technical reports, as well as the interpretation of geoelectrical, gravity and geomagnetic data at the scale of mineral deposits.
Full-time students are expected to complete the program in three years, over six semesters, taking 20 ECTS credit points per semester.
Transferring graduate credits
Incoming students may petition to transfer up to 50 percent of ECTS credit points from classes completed prior to their admission at GUtech. Students seeking transfer credit should fill out a form after they get admitted into the program. Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the relevant department faculty members.
Academic requirements: A recognized bachelor degree in Geosciences, Physics, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent fields of study. Relevant work experience can compensate for derivation from the narrow related field of study.
Language requirements: Applicants must provide adequate proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL 79 internet-based test, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).