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Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization in Earth Resources Exploration (PG)

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9 months
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Program description

The strong link between education and research activities at ITC guarantees a modern course that covers state-of-the-art methods and technologies for earth resources exploration.

The sustainable use of land and earth resources is a key factor in economic development. In our daily life, we are continuously confronted with situations that have a direct link with earth resources and related processes. The buildings in which we live and work are constructed of materials from the earth, the soil produces our daily food, and mineral resources provide fuel for transport and cooking. Sustainable development of a country’s mineral resources is generally seen as a key factor in economic growth.

The search for mineral resources relies on the availability of up-to-date geological knowledge bases, conceptual mineral deposit models and modern exploration technologies. This course follows an integrated approach to upgrading geological maps, and to re-interpreting geological information in a GIS environment, using aerial photographs, satellite imagery and airborne geophysical data. Subsequently, exploration data and deposit concepts are brought together for integration and analysis using GIS and modelling systems to assess mineral resources potential.

Applied Earth Sciences Related Programs

Besides the MSc Applied Earth Sciences, University of Twente offers a range of other Geo-Information related programs such as the Geoinformatics Master

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Applied Earth Sciences Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Applied Earth Sciences will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at University of Twente.

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About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognised university in Earth Sciences, geology or other discipline relevant discipline (with college level algebra, chemistry and physics).

Professional experience

Some years of work experience in earth resource exploration is recommended but not mandatory.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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