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PETROLEUM AND MINING ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2017/18
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING
Collegio di Ingegneria per l'Ambiente e il Territorio
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 2 years
Class LM-35 Degree: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Reference Faculty
ORESTE PIERPAOLO   coord.aet@polito.it
Program held in English
 Educational objectives

The scientific subjects specific to petroleum and mining engineering provide the basic knowledge and tools for understanding the technical and engineering subjects that are taught later. Specific engineering subjects include underground fluid mechanics, applied geology, geophysical prospecting, geomechanics, oilfield engineering, excavation engineering, mining engineering, mining plants. The wide spectrum of technical training provides all th... More...

The scientific subjects specific to petroleum and mining engineering provide the basic knowledge and tools for understanding the technical and engineering subjects that are taught later.
Specific engineering subjects include underground fluid mechanics, applied geology, geophysical prospecting, geomechanics, oilfield engineering, excavation engineering, mining engineering, mining plants.
The wide spectrum of technical training provides all the necessary tools to enable students to further explore areas of personal interest or specialize in a narrower field during their working lives.
The preparatory subjects provide useful knowledge in the areas of resource economics, environmental reclaim of polluted sites, risk and safety analysis of plants and processes.

 Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at training engineers who are able to begin working immediately in the oil and in the mining sector. Such sectors are characterized by the high technical and technological skill level required, and by the interdisciplinary and international dimension that demands specialists who can operate in very different socio-environmental contexts as well as developing their relational and communication skills.
Partly for this... More...

The programme is aimed at training engineers who are able to begin working immediately in the oil and in the mining sector. Such sectors are characterized by the high technical and technological skill level required, and by the interdisciplinary and international dimension that demands specialists who can operate in very different socio-environmental contexts as well as developing their relational and communication skills.
Partly for this reason, the course is given exclusively and entirely in English.
At the end of the course of studies, petroleum engineers will be able to analyze hydrocarbon deposits both for quantity of reserves and production capacity, and will identify the best strategies for producing oil and/or natural gas based not only on technical feasibility but also economic and environmental sustainability. Mining engineers will be able to characterize ore deposits and to develop the works required to reach the deposit and to extract the mineral, guaranteeing at the same time economic efficiency and environmental protection and adopting criteria that ensure workers’ safety.
Course graduates will possess adequate knowledge to perform professional activities in various areas, such as technical and economic feasibility analysis for project proposals for exploration or development of hydrocarbon and ore deposits, definition and management strategies for exploitation of non-renewable resources, including the design and organization of structures and facilities necessary for production, risk analysis and safety management in prevention and emergency phases.
The professional competences of course graduates, which can be defined according to the different fields of application, will enable them to carry out high-profile technical activities in oil or mining companies, in service companies which acquire and elaborate data and develop projects on behalf of oil or mining companies, or alternatively in public administrations regulating the energy sector and raw material issues. The professional 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 program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Oilfield engineer   JOB ROLES:

S/he collaborates on, or is responsible for, an integrated study of an oilfield. S/he interacts with engineers from different disciplines for the characterization of the fluids and the deposit rock, simulates the production behaviour of the oilfield and identifies possible production strategies.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of data that characterize the mineralized formations
- Integrated analysis of production data
- Interpretation of production tests
- Numerical simulation of hydrocarbon deposits (oilfields)
- Teamwork attitude, strong analytical skills, is rigorous and works methodically.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Oil companies
- Oil industry services company
- Public administrations dealing with the energy sector
- Research centres and institutes

 
Drilling Engineer   JOB ROLES:

S/he collaborates in the drafting and/or implementation, or is responsible for, the drilling and completion of oil wells. S/he has knowledge of procedures and materials.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of data characterizing the formations
- Integrated analysis of drilling data
- Implementation of an oil well drilling program
- Design of a completion of an oil well
- Predisposition for construction works, practical sense and high adaptability

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Oil companies
- Oil industry service company
- Public administrations dealing with the energy sector
 
Mining engineer  JOB ROLES:

S/he collaborates on, or is responsible for, an integrated study of an ore deposit. S/he interacts with engineers from different disciplines for the characterization of the rocks, simulates the static behavior of planned cavities and identify possible risks of instability.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of data characterizing ore formations
- Integrated analysis of data from geophysics and geological explorations
- Interpretation of in-situ tests
- Numerical simulation of mining activities
- Aptitude for teamwork, rigour and accuracy

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Mining companies
- Mining industry service companies
- Public administrations dealing with the mining sector
- Research centres
 
Mining supervisor  JOB ROLES:

S/he collaborates on, or is responsible for, mining production and for surface treatment plants. S/he masters procedures and materials. S/he has a predisposition for construction activities, practical sense and high adaptability.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of data of mine production
- Identification of problems connected to production
- Design and sizing of a ore treatment plant
- Evaluation of environmental impact of a mine and of existing surface plants
- Practical sense and good relational skills

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Mining industry service companies
- Mining companies and ore treatment companies
- Public administrations dealing with the mining sector
 

Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies
   

Expected learning outcomes

The subjects contained in the study program are divided in learning areas and defined by the "Dublin descriptors" shown in the chart on panel A4b - expected learning outcomes.



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