Second cycle degree in

Geology and technical geology (2020/2021)

Class: LM-74 - Geology

Class LM-74 - Geology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study BERNARDO CESARE
Access Open access with admission requirements

The second Call for applications A.Y. 2020/21 for international students is available on apply.unipd.it according to the following timeline:

  • 7th April-7th June: non-EU applicants residing outside Italy
  • 7th April-7th July: EU applicants of equivalent

A course that provides an in-depth scientific training in the disciplines necessary for the study of the Earth system, in its theoretical, experimental and technical applications. You will master the scientific method of investigation and the techniques of analysis, modelling of geological data and management processes and their applications, the expertise needed for the restoration and conservation of the quality of geological systems and those necessary to prevent their degradation. You will be able to work as a freelancer or as an employee, even at top positions, in local or national entities for planning, design, works management, testing and monitoring of geological interventions, coordination and / or management of technical-management structures, thanks to the innovative methodologies acquired.

  Deepening

Characteristics and objectives
After completing the Bachelor in Geological Sciences, a student intending to follow the Master in Geology and Technical Geology is compelled to choose among many course options, due to the large spectrum of professional skills that characterize the Earth Sciences. In any case, the final goal is to allow the student to acquire, also through experimental, field and laboratory work, the cultural background and the capability of critical evaluation which are necessary to perform professional and research work in all fields of Geology.
The teaching plan includes detailed courses belonging to two main typologies:
1) common courses on fundamental aspects of the Earth Sciences; these courses are compulsory for all students;
2) a number of courses, specifically addressed to the field that each student intends to specialize in.
This Master degree allows to achieve advanced skills in mathematics and informatics applied to Geosciences, as well as the capability to address geological problems through a robust scientific approach; it warrants a thorough knowledge of the different processes in Earth Sciences; it provides the student with skills in defining geological problems and in proposing proper operational solutions.

Occupational opportunities
Once passed the Geologist Certification Examination ("Esame di Stato"), the MSc in Geology and Technical Geology may work as a freelance geologist, after enrolling in the Section A of the Professional Association of Geologists ("Albo Professionale dei Geologi"). Considering the skills acquired in either Technical Geology, Earth Resources, and general Geology, the MSc in Geology and Technical Geology may work as freelance geologist, both independent or in association with other professionals; as employee or manager in local or national agencies and private companies (e.g., Anas, Enel, Eni, Enea, Anpa, other agencies devoted to the conservation of cultural and archeological heritage, private exploration companies); in geological investigation companies, or in national or international engineering and mining companies; in public and private analytical laboratories in Italy and abroad.
This Master degree allows to specialize in one of the several interdisciplinary areas that characterize the Earth Sciences, and is also the prerequisite to enroll as PhD student and become a researcher or Professor at the University or in highly-qualified national or international research institutions.

  Teaching list

I Anno ROCK MECHANICS [ GIORGIO PENNACCHIONI ] APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY [ CHRISTINE MARIE MEYZEN ] HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS [ PAOLO SCOTTON ] APPLIED GEOPHYSICS [ GIORGIO CASSIANI ] MICROPALEONTOLOGY [ CLAUDIA AGNINI ] SEDIMENTOLOGY [ MASSIMILIANO GHINASSI ] PETROLEUM GEOLOGY [ MASSIMILIANO ZATTIN ] BASIN ANALYSIS [ MASSIMILIANO ZATTIN ] REMOTE SENSING FOR GEOLOGY [ SIMONE BIZZI ] APPLIED GEOMORPHOLOGY [ ALESSANDRO FONTANA ] HYDROGEOLOGY [ PAOLO FABBRI ] SOIL MECHANICS [ SIMONETTA COLA ] DIG SAFETY AND ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE [ PAOLO SCOTTON ] ANALYSIS OF CRYSTALLINE BASEMENTS [ RICHARD SPIESS ] PETROLOGY [ BERNARDO CESARE ] MINERAL RESOURCES [ PAOLO NIMIS ] FINAL EXAM II Anno SEISMOLOGY AND ACOUSTICS [ LAPO BOSCHI ] MORPHODYNAMICS OF LAGOONS, DELTAS AND ESTUARIES UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE [ ANDREA D'ALPAOS ] SEMINAR ACTIVITIES [ ALESSANDRO FONTANA ] ENVIRONMENTAL GEOPHYSICS [ JACOPO BOAGA ] APPLIED PALAEONTOLOGY [ LUCA GIUSBERTI ] PALEOCLIMATOLOGY AND PALEOCEANOGRAPHY [ LUCA CAPRARO ] APPLIED SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY [ MASSIMILIANO GHINASSI ] GEOLOGY OF THE ALPS [ SILVANA MARTIN ] CARBONATE SEDIMENTOLOGY [ NEREO PRETO ] SEDIMENTARY PETROGRAPHY [ CRISTINA STEFANI ] GEOLOGY AND EXPLORATION OF PLANETARY BODIES [ MATTEO MASSIRONI ] GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF QUATERNARY DEPOSITS [ ALESSANDRO FONTANA ] BASICS ON RIVER CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT [ ANDREA D'ALPAOS ] APPLIED HYDROGEOLOGY [ LEONARDO PICCININI ] GEOTHERMICS [ ANTONIO GALGARO ] ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGICAL DESIGN [ MARIO FLORIS ] CONTAMINATED SITES ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION [ LEONARDO PICCININI ] MINERALOGICAL AND PETROGRAPHICAL APPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS [ MARIA CHIARA DALCONI ] MINERAL FORMING PROCESSES [ LUCA VALENTINI ] NUMERICAL MODELLING IN GEOSCIENCES [ MANUELE FACCENDA ] APPLIED PETROGRAPHY [ CLAUDIO MAZZOLI ]