Master course in
Petroleum and Mining Engineering
NEW GEORESOURCES AND GEOENERGY PROGRAMME
A renewed programme to lead energy and ecological transition
Our Petroleum and Mining Engineering programme has a long tradition of excellence. Placed 15th in QS ranking for Petroleum in 2021, it benefits from a very strong link with industry and a broad international network.
From the academic year 2022-2023, the programme will be strongly renewed to respond to the new challenges of energy and ecological transition and will be delivered under a new title: Georesources and Geoenergy Engineering. The fundamental knowledge and long-standing professional activities will be complemented by additional competences concerning digitalization, decarbonization, planning, and environmental impact mitigation.
The tracks in Petroleum Engineering and in Mining Engineering will be replaced by two new tracks: Geoenergy and Sustainable Mining. You can find here the study plan in PDF format and an introduction to the two tracks below. 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The renewed program is presently in the approval process by the Italian Ministry of University, but a preview of the two track is provided below in the view of the opening of the applications for international students. Check here how to apply.
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From January 12th 2022, a virtual classroom will be opened for information
every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. CET time (UTC+1).
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Geoenergy Track
The oil and gas industry is morphing into the energy industry. So, is this the end of an era or a new start for petroleum engineers? One of the major challenges of our times is the paradox of a world that will use fossil fuels to meet a large portion of its energy demand for the foreseeable future while the public and political perception ties the petroleum industry to global climate change. Furthermore, this very same industry can significantly contribute to reach net zero and support energy transition through carbon storage as well as green methane or hydrogen storage in geological formations. Thus, it is evident petroleum engineering and scientific foundation are still valid and above all necessary to tackle underground fluid production and injection. However, a new awareness and new skills with broad knowledge of cross-discipline expertise, including those arising from digital transformation, are also needed to promote a sustainable energy mix. Politecnico di Torino has updated its educational program to enable students to thrive as they transition into an evolving industry, and is committed to train the energy leaders of the future.
Sustainable Mining Track
Our modern lifestyle increasingly relies on raw materials. From base metals, such as steel and copper for our railway and electricity infrastructures, to the gold and tantalum in smartphones: raw materials are everywhere. The transition to a climate neutral future requires exponentially growing quantities of rare earth elements for electric vehicles and wind turbines, lithium and cobalt for rechargeable batteries, silicon and gallium for photovoltaics and solar panels. As the world grows faster and becomes more inter-connected, the impact of human activities on the Earth has never been more visible. It is now clear that we need to shift to a more circular and carbon neutral economy in order to responsibly use the Earth’s finite resources, and that such a shift requires knowledge and skills to drive the change. Politecnico di Torino has accepted the challenge and is ready to train future professionals through its renewed programme in Sustainable Mining. We are ready to mine students’ raw talent and help them shape a more circular and green economy, as well as create sustainable solutions for tomorrow.