Master On Campus

Mining and Geological Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master Programme in Mining and Geological Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico is aimed at graduates in Engineering, namely with curricular paths that include Geology, Mining, Civil, Environment and related areas.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

The extractive industry ensures the sustainable exploration and management of raw materials, essential for the energy transition and transformation of our society towards a greener economy. Mining and Geological Engineering develops prospecting and mining techniques, promoting the digitization of the mining industry, based on the best practices of environmental sustainability, safety, smart mining, automation and robotics. The role of a Mining Engineer involves exploration, development and mining management, but also support for construction works, namely tunnels and other excavations in rock masses.

Career Opportunities

Técnico MSc graduates in Geological and Mining Engineering will be prepared to develop activities such as:

  • Discovery of lodes or mineral masses;
  • Assessment, prospecting, exploration, processing and management of mineral resources and solid waste;
  • Assessment, exploration and management of groundwater resources;
  • Real-time monitoring and management of mining operations;
  • Assessment of environmental impacts and recovery of mines and quarries;
  • Use of explosive substances in excavations and demolitions;
  • Geological support for land use planning activities;
  • Support to the conception, design and execution of large engineering works (tunnels, airports, roads, bridges, large buildings, etc.);
  • Consulting and leadership, leadership and management functions;
  • Professional training and education.

Programme Structure

  • The Master Programme in Mining and Geological Engineering (Major) deepens the knowledge acquired in the 1st Cycle Mining Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources, Mining Equipment and Installations, Mining Planning, Tunnels, Excavations, among others.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /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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