WARNING: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (NON-EU) FOR A.Y. 2019/2020
IS ON APRIL 16, 2019
professional figures that the degree program aims to train are engineers able
to operate profitably and immediately in the oil and mining sectors, which are
characterized by a high technical and technological level; because of the
interdisciplinary approach and the international scale such sectors require
specialists to be able to operate in very different social and work
environments and to hone their skills in communication and in building
This Master's degree program is
held entirely in English.
At the end of the
curriculum the petroleum and mining engineers will be able to:
hydrocarbon deposits (oilfields) both in terms of quantity of hydrocarbons in
place and in terms of production capacity, and will identify the best oil
and/or natural gas production strategies on the basis of technical feasibility,
but also economic and environmental sustainability (specialization in Petroleum
- characterize ore deposits to estimate reserves
and identify the best strategies for mining exploitation not only based on
technical feasibility but also on economic and environmental sustainability (specialization
in Mining Engineering).
from this program will possess the knowledge necessary to carry out
professional activities in various fields, including contributing to activities
such as the technical and economic feasibility study of an exploratory or
development project of an oilfield or an ore deposit, the management and
definition of development strategies of non-renewable resources, including the
design and organization of the facilities and equipment needed for production,
the risk analysis and safety management in the prevention and emergency phases.
from this program have a professional level, defined by its typical
orientations, that makes them eligible to perform highly technical tasks within
oil or mining companies or service companies, which acquire and compile data
and develop projects on behalf of the oil and mining companies, or
alternatively in public administrations regulating the energy sector and raw
orientation of graduates, once they have entered the job market, will also
depend on the personal predisposition towards either a speculative or a more
practical activity. The Study programme qualifies the following professional profile/s:
structured over two years, prepares students on the fundamental disciplines of
the oil and mining industry. The specific scientific subjects of petroleum and
mining engineering initially provide the concepts and tools to understand the
technical and engineering disciplines that are taught later on.
During the first year
courses deal with the chemical and physical properties of the rocks, the
petrophysical properties of mineralized rocks, the fundamentals of petroleum geology and ore
deposit geology, geomechanics, the risk analysis theory,
the raw material engineering, the techniques for geophysical exploration of
hydrocarbon reservoirs and ore deposits. Following, skills concerning the
analysis and quantitative revision of information and data are acquired. These
skills are also consolidated through targeted calculation exercises to solve
problems of practical interest. The second year is specifically devoted to a
technical and engineering education. Besides discussing methods and strategies
for reservoirs and deposits exploitation, practical exercises play a key role
for the development of an interdisciplinary approach.
Such broad spectrum of
technical preparation provides all the necessary tools to either study topics
of interest or specialize in a narrower field during their working life.
subjects provide useful knowledge in the areas of resource economics, environmental
reclaim of polluted sites, risk and safety analysis of plants and processes.
Qualification is completed through technical
training modules or by doing an internship.