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Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization in Earth Resources Exploration

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Language of education
English (100%)
18 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

You are trained in upgrading the geological knowledge bases of countries or regions and in the assessment of their mineral potential, using remote sensing and GIS technology.

The course is designed for academicians who are active in the field of earth resources and who have a specific interest in geological and mineral exploration. They have a specific interest in an academic career, and in applied research on the concepts and strategies taught in the course.

The courses will deal with the following topics (among others): Principles of GIS and remote sensing techniques; Airborne geophysics; Geological remote sensing; Integrated image interpretation; Geological mapping methodology; Mineral deposit geology; Exploration geochemistry; Hyperspectral remote sensing; Mineral prospectivity modelling; Research skills and methodology; thesis research.

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. Examples include integrated image analysis for geological mapping, mineral mapping using Hyperspectral remote sensing, and quantitative modelling of mineral prospectivity.

To provide students with specialist training in Geographid Information Systems and Remote Sensing as applied to projects or research focused on Exploration of Earth Resources (i.e. rocks, soils, minerals).

Instruction modes
Lectures, practicals, case studeis, field work, multi-disciplinary projects, individual /group assignments, students' seminar presentations, scientific research and thesis writing.

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

Professional experience

Preferably 2 years of professional experience.

Academic degree

BSc in a relevant subject.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550

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