Geological Engineering is an engineering specialty that applies principles, concepts, and techniques of the Geological Sciences in solving engineering problems that involve the Earth and its functioning as a geodynamic system.
The Earth Sciences and Engineering are considered as major areas of knowledge in many of the most developed countries of the World. They constitute a fundamental basis for the development of society and the welfare of Man. Raw-materials, water, energy (oil, natural gas, coal, geothermal), construction and public works are essential and indispensable to today''s society. The search and exploitation of natural resources, the issues associated with appropriate regional and urban planning and the resolution and mitigation of environmental problems resulting therefrom, are some of the core activities of the Geological Engineer.
The Geological Engineering First Cycle Programme at NOVA School of Science & Technology (FCT-NOVA), aims to prepare graduates with solid basic training in the areas of the Geosciences and Engineering Sciences which, together with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences and Informatics, may be able to work in numerous fields of applied and technological nature.
The major intervention areas for the future graduates in Geological Engineering are related to the research and exploitation of natural resources, civil construction and public works, and to the mitigation of environmental problems, sustainability and land management and planning. This training area covers fields of action and / or specialization, which establish a link, not only between other engineering specialties (civil, mining, and environmental), but also between engineering and geology.
The Geological Engineering Programme at FCT-NOVA, thus provides comprehensive training that allows access to several areas of specialty, to be further developed in the Second Cycle Degree (Master in Geological Engineering), with professional opportunities (among others) for:
Exploration and exploitation of mineral raw materials (geological resources):
- Metallic and non-metallic minerals
- Ornamental and industrial stones for the construction industry
Groundwater exploration and management
Oil and gas exploration and exploitation
Geological and geotechnical mapping
Geological and geotechnical mapping
Regional and urban planning
Waste management and valorisation
Assessment, characterization, and mitigation of geological and anthropogenic risks
Bachelor (1st Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to 2nd cycle
Paulo do Carmo de Sá Caetano
Portuguese students: 697 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
(Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:
1st Registration: students must demonstrate through their academic certificates that their academic performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;
Subsequent enrollments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively for academic merit, that is, approval in all UCs in which the student enrolled in the previous year, totaling 60 ECTS each year.
Duration : 3 years
Credits : 180 ECTS
|Social Sciences and Humanities||CHS||6||0|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||0||6 (a)|
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNL, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL
Conditions of admittance
The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.
The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.
All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).
All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.
For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.
|11505||Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry||6.0|
|11504||Mathematical Analysis I||6.0|
|10347||Mathematical Analysis II C||6.0|
|10352||Soft Skills for Science and Technology||3.0|
|7706||Stratigraphy and Paleontology||6.0|
|10665||Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology||3.0|
|7702||Topography and Field Geology||6.0|
|5004||Mathematical Analysis III C||6.0|
|10344||Informatics for Science and Engineering||6.0|
|10576||Applied Mechanics I||6.0|
|3813||Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology||6.0|
|12510||Probability and Statistics B||6.0|
|10358||Science, Technology and Society||3.0|
|10666||Geostatistics and Data Analysis||6.0|
|10667||Geographical and Geological Information Systems||6.0|
|10671||Geology of Portugal||3.0|
|7715||Strength of Materials||6.0|
|5.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre|
|11066||Unrestricted Electives||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|11025||Industrial and Ornamental Rocks||3.0|
|6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP|
|10599||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program||3.0|
|10598||Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|
Os estudantes deverão realizar, no 3.º ano, 6 créditos ECTS em unidades curriculares escolhidas, pelo próprio, de entre um bloco (indicado no plano de estudos como Bloco Livre) que inclui unidades de todas as áreas científicas da FCT-UNL. Este bloco de unidades curriculares é definido anualmente pelo Conselho Científico da FCT-UNL.