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Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Geological Engineering

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 humanity. 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 PGE at NOVA School of Science & Technology 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, provide the knowledge to work in numerous fields of applied and technological nature.

Admission requirements

Higher Education in Portugal - International Students

General entry requirements that both Portuguese and foreign students must satisfy to apply to a Higher Education institution: Access to Higher Education (information for national and foreign students)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry
  • Mathematical Analysis I
  • General Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Chemistry C

Semester 2

  • Mathematical Analysis II C
  • Soft Skills for Science and Technology
  • Stratigraphy and Paleontology
  • Physics I
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Topography and Field Geology

Semester 3

  • Mathematical Analysis III C
  • Informatics for Science and Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics I
  • Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology
  • Probability and Statistics B

Semester 4

  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Geophysics
  • Structural Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Geographical and Geological Information Systems

Semester 5

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geology of Portugal
  • General Hydraulics
  • Mechanical Exploration
  • Strength of Materials

Semester 6

  • Geological Cartography
  • Economics
  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Industrial and Ornamental Rocks


Tuition Fees

  • Portuguese students: 697 €/year
  • Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Career paths

Outputs Professionals

  • The major intervention areas for 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.
  • 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
  • Geoenvironmental engineering
  • Regional and urban planning
  • Waste management and valorisation
  • Assessment, characterization, and mitigation of geological and anthropogenic risks

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Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - SUPERNOVA Foundation Programme

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Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - Foundation Program

Campus de Campolide
1099-085 Lisbon Lisbon

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