Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering

University of Porto

24 months
3000 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering at the University of Porto has been awarded the international EUR-ACE quality label. This certifies MEMG as a high-quality programme which meets the international standards for professional engineering education at the masters level.

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Mining systems are very complex, being natural, social, environmental and technological hybrids. They also are physically and economically huge, having very relevant environmental, social and political impact. Thus, the understanding of present and future mining needs:

  • the proficiency in technological and scientific common engineering tools;
  • a deep understanding of the geological domain and processes, from the mineral micro scale to planetary scope;
  • knowledge of mining technologies, in the broadest sense of prospection, extraction, processing, environmental integration, trading and closure;
  • the ability to read the systemic mine .

This broad supporting knowledge is needed in order to deal with mining technology and its complex primary material.

The Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering present study cycle at the University of Porto aims at concluding the academic training of a mining expert who knows, understands, operates and designs in all these dimensions.

It grounds upon an adequate knowledge of earth and basic sciences, common and mining engineering technologies, provided by a prior graduate study cycle. It adds the conceptual tools for a systemic grasp of mining, construing integrating views of the mining production cycle.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Mining and Underground Works
  • Process diagrams
  • Mining Environmental Impact
  • Hydrogeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UP Application Form (includes the initial learning agreement/study plan proposal) filled out in English, duly signed by the student and signed/stamped by the Home Institution;
  • Transcript of Records (it’s an official certificate from the Home University, in English, with the courses and respective grades obtained by the student up to the moment of the application);
  • Copy of legal personal ID card or Passport with photo
  • European Health Insurance Card and/or Private Health Insurance
  • Other documents (optional): CV, Motivation/ Recommendation Letters.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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