24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
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The objective of the Geological Engineering program from METU Middle East Technical University with thesis is to make students reach the knowledge through scientific research, evaluate and make comment on the knowledge.


Mission and Objectives

Geological Engineering encompasses the professional engineering applications of geology (the science of earth materials and processes) to mineral resources research and exploration, surface and underground engineering construction problems, groundwater and geothermal energy development and related problems. 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.

Educational Mission

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 Geological Engineering program from METU Middle East Technical University is designed to graduate students who in their professional life

  • can successfully practice the geological engineering profession in the areas of natural resources, natural hazards, geotechnical and environmental issues that are related to geological materials and processes,
  • can pursue advanced studies and conduct research in the academic institutions, and
  • are able to discharge the necessary professional responsibilities in areas such as ethical, societal, environmental and self-improvement issues.

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


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • International Graduate Students' Registration Form: The form is expected to be downloaded by the student and filled, including the student's signature.
  • ALES / GRE Score Sheet: The score sheets are valid for five years from the exact date they are announced. Students who used to be registered in one of the graduate programs of METU and then either canceled the registration on their own will or were dismissed from the program are not asked to provide a new ALES / GRE score only if they have not been registered to graduate programs of METU for one academic year at max.
  • English Proficiency Score (METU EPE / IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic)
  • One photo
  • Identity page of your passport
  • Residence Permit Card: Required only if the student has a residence permit card before the registration to METU.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident: 154 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 2500 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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