Applied Earth Sciences

Degree: Master
University: Delft University of Technology , Faculty: Aerospace Engineering
City: Delft , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Engeneering & Technology
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  • Max Duration 24
  • Tuition fee € 1672
    € 8818 (non-EEA)
  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline April 1 (EU and Non EU)
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The two-year Master of Science in Applied Earth Sciences is a challenging Engineering Programme for students with wide-ranging backgrounds (petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geology, geophysics, civil engineering, natural sciences) who are interested in and concerned about sustainable use of the earth´s resources in energy production problems (oil and gas), raw materials technology and geotechnical engineering.

    You will be trained as a creative and independent thinker; an engineer with the ability and skills to tackle complex problems. In the first year you will take specialised modules, do lab work and go on a geological excursion. In the second year you will write a thesis under the supervision of a professor. Your last exam will be a defence of your thesis.

    The courses and assignments are compiled by specialists who excel in their own disciplines. Many of them have close ties with industry. The study environment is international, with English as the working language. In addition to following the training and teaching programme, students may test practical cases against the scientific knowledge developed by our professors and researchers.

    As a small community, AES is flexible with plenty of scope for staff and student interaction. As the programmes are broad-based with a strong international character, graduates can find employment in many industrial and academic domains.


    The aim of the programme is to teach upcoming generations how to locate, extract and process the earth´s resources while retaining a keen sense of sustainability. Economic and environmental issues at national and international level play a prominent role. AES engineers are knowledgeable as well as being scientifically and technologically skilled. They approach problems and complicated issues in an imaginative and resourceful manner and can work and assume leading roles in complex and changeable professional environments in the Netherlands and worldwide.

    Beyond the MSc

    You will find AES graduates in the oil and gas industry, contracting and engineering firms, operations and finance, and petroleum-related sectors all over the world. Some study for a PhD, again at universities all over the world. Others find employment in consultancy and other sectors.


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