Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering2021-05-27T13:27:01+00:00
Sobre o curso

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

What is Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering?

Training of professionally competent and qualified staff to understand, conceive, design and implement optimised technical solutions in the areas of Exploration, Exploitation, and Treatment of Mineral Raw Materials, as well as in the area of the Geoenvironment, with a view to environmental preservation, recovery and sustainability, understood as fundamental pillars of social cohesion and well-being.

Who should apply?

To candidates with a vocation and interest in the area of Engineering and, particularly, in the area of Earth and Geoenvironmental Sciences.

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OBJECTIVES

This 2nd Cycle degree in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering, is recognised by Accreditation Agencies (EURACE and A3ES) as providing a complete professional training.

Competences, capacities and skills, on completion of the MEMG:

  • Ability to know, understand, design and operate in all dimensions of mining knowledge and technologies – exploration/recognition, exploitation/extraction, treatment/processing, environmental integration – in a technically and scientifically sound way, in a holistic project perspective;
  • Personal, understanding and problem-solving skills in complex and multidisciplinary contexts, in particular of Mining Engineering;
  • Ability to issue well-founded and high-quality technical, social and ethical judgments/opinions;
  • Ability to develop autonomous work, as well as work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to keep up-to-date throughout their professional life;
  • Ability to understand, adapt and integrate into any sector of activity, at the level of production processes.

TRANSVERSAL SKILLS

The study cycle has 3 ECTS credits dedicated to transversal skills optional course units.

DIPLOMA

The Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering, MEMG, is the 2nd Cycle of a set of three Cycles of training in Mining Engineering at FEUP:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering, 3 years, 180 ECTS
  • Master in Mining Engineering and Geo-Environmental Engineering, 2 years, 120 ECTS
  • PhD in Mining Engineering and Geo-Anvironmental Resources, 3 years, 180 ECTS

ACREDITATION

The study cycle is accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES). More information can be found in the reports produced by A3ES.

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Job Opportunities

Masters in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering at FEUP are prepared to take on a wide range of career opportunities in industrial, research, and technical-commercial activities, among others.

Some of the main career opportunities pursued by graduates of the Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering at FEUP are found in:

  • Industrial plants for the exploitation and/or transformation of natural resources, such as mines that are metallic and non-metallic, open-pit and underground, and quarries for industrial and ornamental rocks.
  • Mineral-industrial, natural mineral and spring water exploitation.
  • Consultancy and research firms/offices in the areas of geology, geophysical prospecting, and rock recognition.
  • Underground and open-pit excavation projects associated with construction and public works, such as wells, tunnels, galleries, and other underground storage infrastructures.
  • State institutions for the management and supervision of public works, extraction activities and the transformation of resources.
  • Consulting companies in mining engineering, geo-environment, and geotechnics.
  • Research, supervision, and development in private or public laboratories, such as those for quality control to support the extraction and construction industry.
  • Municipal services in the areas of the environment, regional planning support and environmental rehabilitation and rehabilitation.
  • Companies providing services to the extraction industry and in environmental management.
  • Research, education, and vocational training.

Employability

The following data is based on the FEUP 2020 Employability Survey and relates to MEMG graduates in 2018/2019.

How long until students find the first job opportunity
76% ANTES DO FIM DO CURSO

BEFORE FINISHING

93% ATÉ 3 MESES
PÓS-TERMINO DO CURSO

LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER FINISHING

Correlation between job position and study area

49% ANTES DO FIM DO CURSO

BEFORE FINISHING

51% ATÉ 3 MESES PÓS-TERMINO DO CURSO

LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AFTER FINISHING

First Job in Portugal/Abroad

95% INÍCIO DE ATIVIDADE - PORTUGAL

FIRST JOB IN PORTUGAL

5% INÍCIO DE ATIVIDADE - ESTRANGEIRO

FIRST JOB ABROAD

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Partnerships with companies

There are a high number of dissertations carried out in industrial environment, ending with an excellent evaluation of the impact on the organisation in terms of process improvement and development, associated with scientific contributions.

The companies in which students have conducted dissertations/ trainee programs in recent years include:

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Student Groups and Associations

AGEI

Mining Engineering Students Group

GEM-FEUP, Mining Engineering Group, is a youth association of students from the Department of Mining Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. This association aims to contribute to a better professional and personal training of its members, creating opportunities and fostering the interest and union of students from the study cycles of Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering.
It also aims to be a link between the students and Companies, Institutions and other Entities related to the Extractive Industry.

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5 reasons to choose
MEMG at FEUP

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High employability and integration in the labour market promoted by end-of-course projects in companies.

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Multidisciplinary and integrated approach to the problems of operations, in technological and managerial aspects.

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Possibility of mobility in recognised international universities, particularly in Europe and Brazil.

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Acquisition of diversified training, enabling easy adaptation to new challenges and changes, creating professionals who are catalysts for innovation in companies.

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Have a training in an elite engineering school, which allows the acquisition of skills and attitudes highly appreciated in professional contexts, enhancing successful professional or academic careers.

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MOBILITY AGREEMENTS

Partnerships for Erasmus mobility programmes or under bilateral agreements are undertaken with high quality institutions in various regions of the world.

All agreements
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TESTIMONIALS

ANA RITA ARAÚJO
ESTUDANTE
É um curso com bastantes componentes práticas como aulas laboratoriais, saídas de campo, visitas de estudo e acho que é efetivamente isso que mais me agrada.
CARLOS NETO
ESTUDANTE
Apesar de ser uma vertente pouco conhecida face às demais engenharias, a Engenharia de Minas desempenha um papel de elevada relevância para a sociedade...
FILIPA CASTRO LOPES
ESTUDANTE
Agora, terminei a Licenciatura e passo para o Mestrado e é com muita esperança que olho para o futuro num momento em que esta indústria cresce em Portugal.
INÊS LUÍS
ALUMNA
Tive oportunidade de entrar em contacto com a realidade do mundo do trabalho logo no final da LiEMG, consolidando os conhecimentos adquiridos numa grande empresa...
PATRÍCIA OLIVEIRA
ALUMNA
Recentemente, regressei ao Departamento de Engenharia de Minas da FEUP, para conclusão do Mestrado, MEMG, estando atualmente a trabalhar no estrangeiro...
ANDREAS SALOM
ALUMNUS
FEUP is a very international institution, allowing a rich multicultural experience either for incoming as well as for outgoing students.
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STUDY PLAN

COMPLETE STUDY PLAN
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Director, Scientific Committee and Monitoring Committee

MARIA CRISTINA VILA
DIRECTOR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

MARIA DE LURDES DINIS
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

JOÃO SANTOS BAPTISTA
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

MIGUEL DIOGO
MONITORING COMMITTEE

CARLOS NETO
MONITORING COMMITTEE

VASCO BARROS
MONITORING COMMITTEE

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APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION FEE
55€

LANGUAGE
English

ACADEMIC YEAR
September – July

TUITION FEE
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DURATION
2 years(2º ciclo)

APPLICATIONS
Applications are closed for 21/22

SCHEDULE
Daytime

Online Application

bolsas e incentivos

Questions about scholarships and financial incentives? Click here.

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CONTACTS

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Engenharia de Minas
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto

Secretariado do MEMG
Paula Lima
+351 225 082 133 / 220 413 439
minas@fe.up.pt

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FAQ

Is it possible to enroll in the master and complete it remotely?2021-04-12T10:47:50+00:00

The Master’s in Mining and Geo-environmental Engineering is lectured in person and during working hours. At this moment, due to the pandemic, theoretical classes are lectured online, and practical classes are lectured in person.

I do not have a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering. Can I still apply?2021-04-12T10:48:59+00:00

The extractive industry is multidisciplinary, and this master’s stands out for its broad curricular scope. Holders of an adequate academic training in Engineering or Earth Sciences may apply. Holders of a scholar, scientific and professional curriculum that attests the ability to carry out the master’s degree are also eligible.

How is FEUP ranked in Portugal and internationally?2021-04-12T16:25:31+00:00

In 2021, according to the QS World University’s Rankings, one of the most important international rankings, the University of Porto is placed as 357º in a total of 1186 assessed universities, worldwide. Specifically in Technology and Engineering, FEUP is placed as 178º worldwide, being the highest ranked Portuguese faculty.