GeoT Master Specialisation

The GeoT Master specialisation trains the next generation of scientists and industry leaders to harness georesources for a decarbonised future. This is achieved through a comprehensive curriculum of discipline-focused courses, field schools, and research internships.

This new specialisation – coordinated in partnership with the IFP School – is a part of the Earth, planetary, and environmental sciences (STPE) Master program at EOST.

This specialisation will be in English and will open to students in the autumn of 2022.

Objectives

Students will develop a holistic understanding of the diverse interconnections existent between geoscience research and industry. They will develop initiative and autonomy through the design and execution of multidisciplinary projets that expose them to a research and development environment. Finally, student will be exposed to a large network of professionals, preparing them for a wide range of postgraduate careers, including academic research.

Program

The GeoT specialization – taught entirely in English – is a 2-year program that takes place over four semesters. This multidisciplinary program combines courses in the geosciences, engineering sciences, data sciences, and social sciences with field schools, participation in international conferences, and research internships.

The first year of the GeoT specialisation is devoted to mastering the scientific and technical basics in geophysics. It includes a geological field school that showcases crustal reservoirs in nature and an international seminar series. Students will be introduced to the scientific method through research internships.

The second year delves more deeply into emerging fields including renewable georesources, big data and artificial intelligence, and the position and perception of these technologies in society. 70% of the second year is dedicated to intensive research internships and a capstone field school applying the skillset learnt through coursework to an active geothermal site.

Research and development internships in a professional environment are possible.

Skills

Students of the GeoT specialization will learn to:

Observe, characterise, and quantify the physical properties of the subsurface using different geophysical tools, at different scales; 
Process and analyse various digital signals and in a geographic information system;
Understand, design, and implement mathematical models simulating physical processes ;
Identify, analyse, and understand questions of social perception of the georesource sector;
Design, execute, and defend of scientific studies;
Write and present for an academic and professional audience.

Opportunities

The GeoT specialisation will prepare students for careers in:
Earth, renewable energy, and environmental sciences research;
Research and development;
Industrial engineering;
Prospection and exploitation of renewable georesources; and 
Natural and anthropogenic risk mitigation.

Contact and registration information

For more information about the GeoT specialisation and how to register, please contact: scolarite@eost.unistra.fr