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Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization in Engineering Geology

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
18 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

Understanding spatial & temporal variations in physical parameters at the surface & in the subsurface gives the necessary insight in seismic shaking & amplification or occurrences of landslides.

Geological engineering is a complex of processes involving geological and geotechnical information that may affect the construction or performance of civil engineering and building projects. Construction activities are directly influenced by the surrounding environment and often engineering geological measures are needed in the case of environmental or geohazard related damage.

Understanding spatial and temporal variations in physical parameters at the surface and in the subsurface gives the necessary insight into the extent, for example, seismic shaking and amplification or occurrences of landslides. A range of tools and techniques have been developed to make relating inventories, and to plan and manage the environment in an effective and safe way.

The MSc degree course is designed for academicians who are active in geological engineering practices & have a specific interest in spatial information, and who want to learn state-of-the-art GIS and earth observation techniques.
Participants will learn the theory and practical use of soil and rock mechanics for engineering purposes, and will study the theory and practical use of remote sensing, geophysics and modelling techniques in addressing geohazards related to engineering geology activities.

 

Applied Earth Sciences Program Outline

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.

Engineering geology is a complex of processes involving geological and geotechnical information that may affect the construction or performance of civil engineering and building projects. Construction activities directly influence the surrounding environment and often engineering geological measures are needed in the case of environmental damage. Understanding spatial and temporal variations in physical parameters at the surface and in the subsurface gives the necessary insight into the extent, for example, of pollution plumes, water or mineral resources or landslides. A range of tools and techniques have been developed to make relating inventories, and to plan and manage the resources in an effective and sustainable way.

Objectives
The course teaches how to apply GIS, remote sensing and geophysics in engineering geology, with particular focus on the environmental impact of engineering activities. .

Instruction modes
Lectures and computer tutorials, case studies, multi-disciplinary projects, individual study topics, group assignments, research skills, company visits, site investigations, MSc thesis research.

Curriculum
Rock and soil mechanics, remote sensing, geophysics, site investigations, subsurface 3D modeling, geochemistry, geological hazards, slope stability, earthquakes, GIS, tunelling and foundation.

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

See which programs are related to the MSc Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization in Engineering Geology

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.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization in Engineering Geology MSc program.

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 recognized university in Earth Sciences, environmental sciences, engineering geology, or other relevant disciplines.

Professional experience

Relevant work experience (industry, government, university, NGO) 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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