Specialization Course on Regional Geological Resources

Department of Earth Sciences

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Academic year




Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Nelson Edgar Viegas Rodrigues (nelsonr@ci.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
This course will provide specialized training to graduates in geology or similar areas that are professionals (or expected to be professionals in the near future) of public institutions of CPLP countries and it aims to fulfill specific needs in field geology, exploration and mineral resources assessment.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
By the end of the course, the students should be able to perform autonomously one or several of the following studies: (1) detailed geological survey and extrapolation to a different map scale; (2) project and implementation of a geological prospecting campaign; (3) project and coordination of a geophysical prospecting campaign; (4) project and coordination of a geochemical prospecting campaign; (5) project and coordination of hydrogeological campaigns; (6) mineral resource assessment using conventional or geostatistical methods; (7) Preparation and coordination of an HC exploration project.
Mode of Study
Full-time, B-learning and daytime
Admission Requirements

The prospective candidates may apply for access to this course if: a) they are holders of a BSc degree or legal equivalent in Geology or other related fields; b) they are holders of a degree obtained abroad that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree in Geology or other related fields; c) in duly justified cases, holders of a scientific and professional curriculum that is considered relevant for attending this study cycle by the coordination of the course. The recognition referred to in subparagraphs b) and c) will only have the effect of granting the access to the course on Regional Geological Resources and it does not entitle the candidate the equivalence to the bachelor degree or recognition of this degree. The ranking criteria are those defined for the FCTUC: (a) Quality of previous academic and professional record; (B) Commitment to the course, in particular as expressed in the motivation letter and (c) Duration of previous learning at the University of Coimbra. The final classification result is obtained by the weighted average formula: Final Classification = (4×a + b + c) / 6

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Prior learning of the candidates may be recognized, and there may be granted accreditations in the act of admission if they are required by the applicants.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation No 339/2012, published in the DR, 2nd Series, of August 7, 2012
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final classification of the course corresponds to the weighted average of all marks obtained and rounded to the nearest integer. It is required to pass all the disciplines of the course. The final grade follows the rules established by the UC.
Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019