Graduate Program

The Program – English

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN GEOSCIENCES

Master’s (12 to 30 months) and Doctorate (24 to 54 months)
The graduate program in geosciences leads to the award of a master’s degree in geosciences and a doctoral degree in sciences with a major in geology and natural resources.

Major Area: Geology and Natural Resources
Topics of Research
1. Analysis of sedimentary basins
2. Economy of mineral resources
3. Crustal evolution and metallogenesis
4. Environmental and analytical geochemistry
5. Geotechnologies applied to the study of natural resources
6. Natural resource policy and management

MASTER’S DEGREE IN GEOSCIENCES (26M)
Completion of the Program
The minimum and maximum time limits for completing the Master`s Degree program are 12 and 30 months, respectively.
To obtain the Master’s Degree in Geosciences, students must fulfill a total of 16 credits in courses and be approved in the defense of dissertation.

Required Activity
AA001 * 0 Master’s Dissertation
Required Course
GA006 60 4 Seminars
Elective Courses
Students must obtain 12 credits among the courses listed below. The courses must be chosen in agreement with their Advisor.
Common Nucleus
GA208 60 4 Special Topics
GA228 60 4 Special Topics I
GA229 60 4 Special Topics II
GA236 60 4 Directed Studies in Geology and Natural Resources
Other Courses
GA001 60 4 Administration and Policy of Mineral Resources GA002 60 4 Mineral Economics
GA010 60 4 Natural Resources Law
GA012 60 4 Geostatistics Applied to Earth Sciences GA112 60 4 Quantitative Methods in the Mineral Industry GA117 60 4 Management of Groundwater Resources GA120 45 3 Geological Reservoir Characterization
GA128 60 4 Development, Environment and Natural Resources GA129 60 4 Genesis and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins GA201 60 4 Metallogenetic Regional Analysis
GA202 60 4 Mineral Petrology
GA206 60 4 Structural Analysis
GA214 60 4 Crustal Evolution and Metallogenesis GA215 60 4 Metallogenic Processes
GA221 60 4 Remote Sensing Applied to Metallogenesis GA222 60 4 Digital Processing of Images for Remote Sensing GA230 60 4 Greenstone Belts and their Metallogenesis GA234 60 4 Geo-referenced Information Systems
GA235 60 4 Geotechnologies Applied to the Study of Natural Resources
GA237 60 4 Data Processing and Interpretation of Aerogeophysics Data for Geological Mapping and Mineral Prospecting
GA238 60 4 Analytical Geochemistry
GA239 60 4 Geosciences and Environment
GA240 60 4 Applied Geochemistry
GA241 60 4 Applied Mineralogy
Notes:
a. Optionally, students can enroll up to twice in course GA236 with their Advisor’s recommendation and approval by CPG-PG.
b. Students can enroll more than once in courses GA208, GA228, GA229 when different courses are added to different classes, with the consent of their Advisors and approval by CPG- PG.

Ph.D. IN GEOSCIENCES (76D)
Completion of the Program
The minimum and maximum time limits for completing the Doctorate Course are 24 and 54 months, respectively.
To obtain the Ph.D. in Geosciences, students must fulfill a total of 12 credits in courses and be approved in the defense of thesis.
Required Activity
AA002 * 0 Doctorate Thesis
Required Course
GA006 60 4 Seminars
Elective Courses
Students must obtain 8 credits among the courses listed below. The courses must be chosen in agreement with their Advisor.
Common Nucleus
GA208 60 4 Special Topics
GA228 60 4 Special Topics I
GA229 60 4 Special Topics II
GA236 60 4 Directed Studies in Geology and Natural Resources
Other Courses
GA001 60 4 Administration and Policy of Mineral Resources GA002 60 4 Mineral Economics
GA010 60 4 Natural Resources Law
GA012 60 4 Geostatistics Applied to Earth Sciences GA112 60 4 Quantitative Methods in the Mineral Industry GA117 60 4 Management of Groundwater Resources GA120 45 3 Geological Reservoir Characterization
GA128 60 4 Development, Environment and Natural Resources GA129 60 4 Genesis and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins GA201 60 4 Metallogenetic Regional Analysis
GA202 60 4 Mineral Petrology
GA206 60 4 Structural Analysis
GA214 60 4 Crustal Evolution and Metallogenesis GA215 60 4 Metallogenic Processes
GA221 60 4 Remote Sensing Applied to Metallogenesis GA222 60 4 Digital Processing of Images for Remote Sensing GA230 60 4 Greenstone Belts and their Metallogenesis GA234 60 4 Geo-referenced Information Systems
GA235 60 4 Geotechnologies Applied to the Study of Natural Resources
GA237 60 4 Data Processing and Interpretation of Aerogeophysics Data for Geological Mapping and Mineral Prospecting
GA238 60 4 Analytical Geochemistry
GA239 60 4 Geosciences and Environment
GA240 60 4 Applied Geochemistry
GA241 60 4 Applied Mineralogy
Notes:
a. Optionally, students can enroll up to twice in course GA236 with their Advisor’s recommendation and approval by CPG-PG.
b. Students can enroll more than once in courses GA208, GA228, GA229 when different courses are added to different classes, with the consent of their Advisors and approval by CPG- PG.