MSc Applied Earth Sciences

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

Degree: Master of Science / Applied Earth Sciences

Accreditation: Accredited by the NVAO

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Type: Regular study programme

Mode: Full-time

Start: September

Language of instruction: English

% international students: 44%

What will you learn?

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.

MSc programmes per September 2022

As per September 2022 the master programmes Applied Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering will be redesigned and we are planning to introduce a new master programme Environmental Engineering. If this process proceeds as planned, the subjects of the tracks mentioned below will be integrated in the master programmes. Students who enroll in one of the current tracks in September 2021, can continue this track until August 2024, after which a transition into the new master programme will apply. The curricula of the new master programmes will be published on our website as of September 2021. Please contact the study advisors if you have urgent questions at this moment or consult our frequently asked questions section.

Master tracks

The MSc programme in Applied Earth Sciences offers various tracks which train students to make full use of the tools and techniques in their discipline: