Master's in

Geology and Mining Engineering

  • Schedule
    Daytime schedule
  • ECTS Credits
    120
  • Language
    French
  • Location
    Mons

Description

Mining engineers and geologists play a major role in exploring and assessing deposits, mineral and hydrocarbon extraction and mineral processing.  Their skills are of paramount importance in the design and construction of roads, railway tracks, tunnels, dams, bridges, underground storage facilities, and more.  They also work to prevent the effects on human infrastructures caused by natural phenomena (earthquakes, landslides, etc.) and to prevent and remedy the impacts of human activities on the environment and natural resources (groundwater protection, waste recycling, rehabilitation of polluted sites, geological storage of CO2, etc.). 

Strong Points   

  • Training in line with the job market and current technical and societal issues: sustainable management of resources (e.g. access to strategic resources, recycling), alternative energy (e.g. geothermal), the environment (e.g. managing polluted sites, geological storage of nuclear waste and CO2), geological risks, etc.  
  • Multidisciplinary and specialised training focusing on the development of observation and interpretation skills.    
  • Concrete and applied training with many outdoor activities: technical visits, field activities, study trips.  
  • Regular contact between students, industry and the world of applied research through seminars and projects.   
  • Fast and quality professional integration of graduates both in Belgium and abroad. 

Access conditions

Do you already have a higher education qualification obtained in the French Community? Use our search tool to check whether your qualification grants you admission onto this Master’s degree and, if so, under what conditions. 

For those with another academic qualification, acquired in or outside the French Community of Belgium, admission is possible on the basis of an EU/non-EU or personalised application. 

Extra information

Holders of a Master’s in Geology and Mining Engineering can continue their education by taking postgraduate courses or by embarking on a PhD.   

Mining and geology engineers can take postgraduate courses in Quality Management or Environmental Techniques.     

Doctoral research can be carried out in collaboration with the FPMs’ research centres (Materials, Energy and Risks). 

Teaching profile

The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes at the end of the cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes, i.e. what the student should know, understand and be able to achieve at the end of a learning activity, a teaching unit or a study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). Learning outcomes are defined in terms of knowledge, expertise and soft skills. 

At the end of the Master's, students will be able to: 

  • Imagine, design, carry out and implement projects and solutions to address a complex problem in the fields of geology and mining engineering by integrating different needs, contexts and issues (technical, economic, societal, ethical and environmental). 
  • Mobilise a structured set of scientific knowledge and skills and specialised techniques in order to carry out geology and mining engineering missions, using their expertise and adaptability. 
  • Plan, manage and lead projects in view of their objectives, resources and constraints, ensuring the quality of activities and deliverables. 
  • Work effectively in teams, develop leadership, make decisions in multidisciplinary, multicultural, and international contexts. 
  • Communicate and exchange information in a structured way - orally, graphically and in writing, in French and in one or more other languages - scientifically, culturally, technically and interpersonally by adapting to the intended purpose and the relevant public. 
  • Adopt a professional and responsible approach, showing an open and critical mind in an independent professional development process. 
  • Contribute by researching an innovative solution to a problem in engineering sciences. 

For more information, consult the programme description for this study cycle below (in French). 

PROF-ENS-M2-IRMIGE.pdf

Opportunities

Obtaining a Master's degree in Geology and Mining Engineering offers a wide variety of opportunities both in Belgium and abroad.  Typically, graduates can go on to work in quarries or in heavy industries.  Mining engineers and geologists often find jobs in mines and quarries, as well as in oil and gas companies, water companies, cement plants, mineral processing plants, the iron and steel industry, and so on. They work in both production and research and development.  They can also find work in the field of geological engineering and geotechnics for activities such as the design and construction of tunnels, dams and bridges, or in the management of geological hazards (earthquakes, landslides, etc.), both in the private and public sectors.  Training in both earth sciences and engineering provides mining engineers and geologists professional with opportunities in the field of environmental engineering, with activities as varied as the rehabilitation of mine sites and quarries, waste management, the study and prevention of the environmental impacts of industrial activities, and the rehabilitation of polluted sites, for example.  Research also offers opportunities in both research centres and universities. 

About this training

Sector
Science and Technology
Field
Engineering and Technology

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