Bachelors in Applied Geology

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Bachelors in Applied Geology

The study program is a technically focused geological field that includes all areas of geological research and exploration activities. Professional education is focused on the education of an operational geologist, for whom the scientific and technical basis will enable rapid professional adaptability to related and interdisciplinary fields.

Admission requirements

Secondary school-leaving certificate

English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level).

Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

Application documents

e-Application form

Copies of graduation certificates (secondary school-leaving certificate, diplomas) and transcripts of records />Recognition document of graduation certificate - official document to say that the degree is recognized in the Czech Republic

Payment of Registration Fee 500 CZK per 1 study program, it is non-returnable Valid visa and passport

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Basics of Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth science
  • English Language for Foreigners b/I
  • Introduction to Geoinformatics
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleontology
  • Physical Education A
  • Soft Skills I

2. Semester

  • English Language for Foreigners b/II
  • Excursion in Mineralogy and Petrography
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Field Practice
  • Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Mathematics I
  • Petrography
  • Physical Education B

3. Semester

  • Bachelor Physics
  • English Language for Foreigners c/I
  • Mathematics II
  • Mineral Deposits
  • Regional Geology
  • Rock and Soil Mechanics

4. Semester

  • Descriptive Geometry
  • Documentation and Sampling
  • English Language for Foreigners c/II
  • Geodesy
  • Geological Excursion
  • Geophysics
  • Microscopical Practicum
  • Modeling of Terrain and Landscape
  • Statistics

5. Semester

  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Informatics and Bibliography
  • Methods of Exploration Techniques
  • Modelling of Geological Objects

6. Semester

  • Bachelor thesis seminar
  • Computer Graphics
  • Global Navigation and Positioning Systems
  • Methodology of Geological Exploration
  • Practical Training in Drilling
  • Regional hydrogeology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava for more information.


Tuition fee: 50 000 CZK per semester, approx. 2000 EUR per academic year

Career paths

Graduate's employment

Graduates find employment in companies and institutions operating in most industries, especially in the development of technology, the environment, the financial sector, construction, and in private geological companies. The evaluation of the applicability of graduates of the field of study Applied Geology shows that 70% of graduates have found employment in the private sector, 20% in state administration and other parts of the state, and 10% work in scientific research positions. These are mainly the following positions:

  • laboratory staff,
  • the staff of the research team,
  • specialist technician,
  • state administration officer,
  • pedagogical worker at a secondary school,
  • researcher at the university or Academy of Science or in the commercial sphere.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

Contact info

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

Phone no: +420597 325 278

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