Geological Engineering

METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
224 USD/year
36 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Geological Engineering encompasses the professional engineering applications of geology (the science of earth materials and processes) to mineral resources research and exploration. The Geological Engineering Department offers a Master of Science in Geological Engineering at METU Middle East Technical University.


Geological Engineering requires the integration of geological science and engineering principles and methods, beyond the concepts of geology as a science, for the recognition, analysis is and solution of various engineering problems which require professional and specialized geological investigations. 

The educational mission of the Geological Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of Middle East Technical University is to graduate professionals who are capable of providing innovative solutions to geological engineering problems met by private, public, industrial and government entities, as well as being able to follow, utilize and disseminate developments in related areas of science and technology.

The objective of Master of Science in Geological Engineering at METU Middle East Technical University with thesis is to make students reach the:

  • knowledge through scientific research
  • evaluate
  • make comment on the knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global tectonics
  • Advanced igneous &metamorphic
  • Petrology
  • Sedimentary petrology and
  • Sedimentation
  • Advanced photogeology
  • Geochemistry of mineral deposits
  • Advanced mineralogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • ALES score type has to be quantitative. 
  • Reference letters (2); required forms can be downloaded via the internet.
  • Letter of intention (included in the online form) 
  • Official copies of Transcript(s) 
  • The language of instruction at METU is English. A valid and acceptable English qualifying exam score is therefore required. Acceptable tests, scores and conversion charts are announced in the Graduate School website. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester


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