Geoscience and Georesources

Geoscience and Georesources

Geoscience and Georesources (Master's Programme)

Students have a lecture in the Schlumberger Geolab. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU


MSGEOS, Fri Dec 08 19:42:24 CET 2023 | M2
There will be no admission to the MSc in Geoscience and Georesources in 2024

Are you interested in the Earth's resources that the society depends on today and in the future?

In MSc in Geoscience and Georesources you will learn about the most fundamental challenges facing our society in the future: supply of energy and raw materials needed to sustain our infrastructure and enabling the transition from fossil to renewable energy. 

You also get crucial knowledge about safe, efficient and environmentally friendly exploration and production of the Earth's resources.

As a student on master in Geoscience and Georesources you will get in-depth knowledge in one of the following specialisations:

Applied Geosciences

You will learn about:

  • the Earth in terms of structure, physical systems, and processes
  • formation and accumulation of geo-resources
  • exploration and production of geo-resources
  • monitoring the subsurface and CO2 storage
  • techniques to locate and monitor areas prone to geohazard risks

Petroleum Engineering

The specialisation Petroleum Engineering is about how we can find and extract oil and gas resources in the best environmental, safe, and economic way.

You will learn about:

  • drilling, field development and production or reservoir engineering
  • methods for evaluation, development and production of oil and gas fields
  • the fundamentals – concepts, principles, methods, procedures – behind digital and automation technologies in petroleum exploration and production as well as using and/or developing these technologies

Mineral Resources Engineering

The specialisation Mineral Resources Engineering is about responsible and cost-efficient exploration, production, and processing of the Earth's mineral resources for a sustainable development.

You will learn about:

  • mineral resources and the production of minerals, and sustainable utilisation of these resources
  • exploration and estimation of mineral resources, the production technology used in mining and mineral processing, and how the technology is used to ensure responsible, cost-efficient, and sustainable production and processing of minerals
  • digitalisation and the available tools and principles required for digital transformation and processing of data

Read more about what you will learn

As an engineer in geoscience and georesources you can work in large energy companies, mining companies, consulting firms, service providers and private or public sector.

You can work offshore, on shore, in Norway or international. Several master students from the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum are employed before graduation.

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Your day as a student on Geoscience and Georesources will consist of lectures, group work, projects, assignments and laboratory exercises. The student organisation for Geoscience and Georesources is Bergstuderendes Forening.

Trondheim is known for its great student environment and has been named Norway's best student city. Whatever you like to do in your spare time, you will definitely find something to do in Trondheim. 

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Master in Geoscience and Georesources is a two years full-time study and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. The language of instruction is English. 

It is possible to take one semester abroad during your studies.

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You must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in your Bachelor's/undergraduate degree, including at least one statistics course.

There are specific admission requirements for each specialisation:

Applied Geosciences

First degree in Applied Geosciences or Geology is required to qualify for admission.

Petroleum Engineering

BSc/BEng in Petroleum Engineering. Applicants with a BSc/BEng degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering may also be considered for admission if you have relevant work experience (must be documented) from the petroleum sector.

Mineral Resources Engineering

A first degree (BSc/BEng) in Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Resource Geology, Mineral Resource Management

The master's programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. The application portal opens in the middle of October.

The study programme has 20 study places.

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