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Bachelor's degree in Geology

Department of Earth Sciences

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Academic year

2017-2018

DGES Code

9146

Course Type

1st Cycle Studies

Qualification Awarded

Licenciado

Duration

6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits

180.0

Course Coordinator(s)

Eduardo Ivo Cruzes do Paço Ribeiro Alves (livo@ci.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Luís Vítor da Fonseca Pinto Duarte (lduarte@dct.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The bachelor in Geology is a professional who is able to work autonomously, to carry out geological mapping, to explore for natural resources, and to collaborate on studies in all areas of planning, land use, and natural hazards,
and to collect, analyze, interpret and communicate geological information efficiently, not only for specialists but also for other audiences.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The bachelor in Geology must:
- Have perfect and up-to-date knowledge of minerals, rocks, minerals, fossils, water, coal, and hydrocarbons, their
origins, developments and practical interests, and of the Geology of Portugal;
- Be able to read geological information, namely mapping, and interpret it;
- Be able to perform geological surveys, geological mapping and geological cross-sections, and to interpret
geologically the mapped areas;
- Have knowledge of generic experimentation activities in the field and in the laboratory;
- Have a vision of the Earth as a whole, know its evolution, and the workings of geological systems;
- Have a vision of Earth in the contexts of the Universe and the Solar System.
Mode of Study
The course is delivered in the daytime schedule.
Access to Further Studies
Post-graduate studies, Master’s degree.
Admission Requirements

One of the following tests: Biology and Geology (02) or Physics and Chemistry (07) or Geography (09).

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Recognition of Prior Learning
Non applicable
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th of March, changed and republished by the decree: DL no. 107/2008, 25th of June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd of July. The course plan was published in the Dispatch no. 7630/2009.
Professional Goals
Companies and management consulting; municipalities, universities and national and international research centers, laboratories services, spatial planning, patrimony and teaching.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

In order to receive the Degree without Minor, the student must achieve a minimum of 180 ECTS, distributed in the following scientific fields and associated compulsory/ optional credits:
Geology - 108/36; Mathematics - 6/0-6; Physics - 6/0-6; Chemistry - 6/0-6; Biology - 0/0-24.
In order to receive the Degree with Minor, the student must achieve 180 ECTS, distributed in the following Scientific fields and associated Compulsory/ Optional credits: Geology - 108/0-6; Mathematics - 6/ 0-6; Physics - 6/0-6; Chemistry - 6/0-6; Biology - 0/0-24; Scientific Field of the Minor - 0/0-30.

Study Programme
Common core
Areas of expertise
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
Accreditations
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2017-02-23 a 2023-02-22
R/A-Ef 1544/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2011-03-18