The focus of the geological engineering study program is "the present is the key to the past", which requires strong natural sciences, fundamental engineering, and other supporting sciences like social studies and humanities.
Geology is the study of the earth. In addition to the basic science of chemistry, physics and mathematics, geology studies the essential elements, namely rock, which includes various types and physical and chemical properties, the process of occurrence, their existence and arrangement in the outer part of the earth's crust. Also, geology studies the processes that occur on the earth, such as volcanic activities, earthquakes, the dynamics of the earth's movement, erosion, sedimentation, and rocks transformation. In the utilization of natural resources, geology learns further specifically about rocks and minerals, such as gold, silver, copper, industrial minerals, and as well as energy sources, such as the presence of oil and gas, geothermal, coal and water resources. In the field of infrastructure, a geologist is responsible for tall buildings, dams, bridges and groundwater management.
Geology graduates can work in state-owned or foreign companies, especially in the exploration of mineral resources, petroleum, natural gas, and geothermal energy. Besides, geology graduates can also work as researchers in government or private and educational institutions. The utilization of natural resources also provides an opportunity for a geologist to become an entrepreneur in the exploitation of C-class minerals and precious stones.
Master's program in geological engineering prepares students who wish to learn about the application of modern exploration technologies and approaches based on physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. It is divided into three options:
This program prepares the students: