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 Bachelor in Geology

Aims at the training of technicians, with a geological background, prepared to support and promote the sustainable management of geological resources, integrated with good practices of territorial planning and promotion of environmental quality.​



Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Geology


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604390 Fax: +351 253604398


The Degree Course in Geology aims the training of technicians, with a geological background, prepared to support the sustainable management of geological resources. The graduation also intends to give the necessary skills to promote the sustainable management of geological resources, integrated with good practices of territorial planning and promotion of environmental quality.
A geologist as an important role in: the prospection of raw materials for industry and water resources; the assessment of natural risks (ex. coastal erosion, flooding, earthquakes); water and soil pollution; land use planning and management. The graduates can be integrated in certification institutions, mining enterprises, ceramics and rocks industry, oil, coal and other energy sources industry. They can also develop activities related with consulting, law enforcement, project support, management support, planning support, and production support, in both public and private sectors.

Access to higher education

This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master)






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements

Entrance Testing

02 Biology and Geology
07 Physics and Chemistry
16 Mathematics

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Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 General Chemestry QUI 6
S1 General Geology GEOL 6
S1 Mineralogy GEOL 6
S1 Physics I Fis 6
S1 Topics in Mathematics EC M 6
S2 Determinative Mineralogy GEOL 6
S2 Geomorfology GEOL 6
S2 Igneous Petrology GEOL 6
S2 Physics II Fis 6
S2 Statistics EC M 6
Year 2 60
S1 Economics Applied to Environmental Sciences E 5
S1 Geographycal Information Systems SI 5
S1 Geological Mapping GEOL 5
S1 Metamorphic Petrology GEOL 5
S1 Sedimentary Petrology GEOL 5
S1 Opção UMinho 5
Academic English LLC 6
Computation with R M 6
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights CSEd 6
Foreign Language Level 1 - Spanish LLC 6
Fundamentals of Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
Inventories Management G 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Optics for Digital Photography Fis 6
Personality and Crime Psi 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Substances that Changed the World - A History of Humanity QUI 6
S2 Computing and Programming I; CB 5
S2 Geochemistry GEOL 5
S2 Instrumental Methods of Analysis QUI 5
S2 Metalogenesis and Mineral Deposition GEOL 5
S2 Sedimentology GEOL 5
S2 Water Resources GEOL 5
Year 3 60
S1 Environmental Geology GEOL; CAmb 5
S1 Hydrology GEOL 5
S1 Paleontology and Stratigraphy GEOL 5
S1 Regional Geology GEOL 5
S1 Structural Geology GEOL 5
S1 Opção 5
Populations and Communities CAmb 5
S2 Engineering Geology GEOL 5
S2 Exploration of Geological Resources GEOL 5
S2 Field Geology GEOL 5
S2 Project/Internship GEOL 10
S2 Valorization of Mineral Resources GEOL 5


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2432/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: