Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering
University of Miskolc
2017. 01. 12.
MSC Studies

Overview of the programs
The Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering has three Bachelor level programmes: Earth Sciences and Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Geography. The two engineering BSc programmes (Earth Sciences and Engineering, Environmental Engineering) are divided into core subjects and differentiated specialised subjects. All engineering students take the core subjects, and the specialised subjects vary according to the specialisation chosen. The Geography programme has its own set of basic subjects, core subjects, and specialised subjects.

The Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering offers MSc programs based on the three bachelor programs, allowing those who have gained practical knowledge in the bachelor program to increase their knowledge of the theoretical side. As the master programs are interdisciplinary – natural science and engineering – it is also possible for those with another type of engineering or environmental engineering background to apply. To apply for admission, a bachelor degree or higher is required. The program lasts four semesters.

Master of Science Programs Available in English or Hungarian

MS in Petroleum Engineering

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The aim of the MSc in Petroleum Engineering is to train highly qualified engineers who possess the knowledge and skills needed for the engineering work involved in the planning, implementation and operation of the technology and infrastructure essential for the exploration, production, processing and transport of oil, natural gas and water supplies. They will possess the theoretical knowledge needed to carry out and manage R&D tasks in their area of expertise at a level that meets international standards, and will have the background needed to pursue doctoral studies. This program is offered in English only, started in 2012, for Hungarian and international students.

The curriculum is based primarily on the over fifty years of experience in research and teaching carried out at the University of Miskolc in the areas of the exploration, production, transport and utilization of oil and natural gas. The topics covered in the subjects and the balance of theory and practice ensure that students taking part in the MSc in Petroleum Engineering program will be able to acquire the needed competences at a high level during the four-semester program.

MS in Hydrogeology Engineering

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The aim of this program is to train highly qualified engineers who are competent in dealing with geological and environmental issues concerning surface and subsurface waters, the protection of quantity and quality of water resources, and remediation contaminated sites. They will be capable of solving problems related to the construction of various engineering structures (buildings, tunnels, railways, underground transport systems, reservoirs, earthworks, roads, surface mines, underground mines, etc.) and of carrying out and coordinating tasks related to research and development in their academic fields, as well as of continuing their studies in the doctoral program. Since joining the European Union, the Water Framework Directive has laid out the vital tasks regarding our water supply. The utilization of geothermal energy is sure to play an important role in increasing Hungary’s renewable energy resources. However, the long-term use of geothermal energy also requires the protection of groundwater supplies

Due to the increasing number of surface and underground contaminations, an increasingly important task facing our experts in the future is that of meeting the demand for water, in both quantity and quality. Engineering tasks requiring a knowledge of engineering geology are also on the increase, since areas with favorable conditions have already been built up, meaning that ever more complex structures must be constructed on less suitable territory.

Name of programme Master of Science (MSc) in Hydrogeological Engineering
Qualification indicated on the diploma Hydrogeological Engineer
Number of semesters  4
Credits required for completion  120
Total contact hours  1.305
Length and type of internship  6 weeks in a company

Since joining the European Union, the Water Framework Directive has laid out the vital tasks regarding our water supply. One of the most important goals for specialists inHungary’s water resources is to bring the surface water and groundwater in line with the quality specified in the regulations by 2015. The utilization of geothermal energy is sure to play an important role in increasing Hungary’s renewable energy resources. However, the long-term use of geothermal energy also requires the protection of groundwater supplies.The aim of this programme is to train highly qualified engineers who are competent in dealing with geological and environmental issues concerning surface and underground waters, the protection of water, water quality and water resources, and water remediation tasks. They will be capable of solving problems related to the construction of various engineering structures (buildings, civil engineering works, reservoirs, earthworks, roads, surface mines, underground mines, etc.) and of carrying out and coordinating tasks related to research and development in their academic fields, as well as of continuing their studies in the doctoral programme.

Graduates of the Hydrogeological Engineering MSc programme will become experts in geological and environmental issues related to surface and underground waters as well as the protection of water, water quality and water resources, in tasks related to water remediation and management, and in hydrogeological aspects of exploiting geothermal energy. They will also deal with the hydrogeological, engineering geological and geotechnical problems encountered in the survey, design, and implementation of various engineering structures (buildings, tunnels, railways, underground transport, surface mines, reservoirs, etc.).

Due to the increasing number of various types of surface and underground contamination, an increasingly important task facing our experts in the future is that of meeting the demand for water, in both quantity and quality. Engineering tasks requiring a knowledge of engineering geology are also on the increase, since areas with favourable conditions have already been built up, meaning that ever more complex structures must be constructed on less suitable territory.

MS in Earth Science Engineering

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The aim of this program is to provide geological and geophysics engineers with the technical knowledge of geology and geophysics needed for the exploration of geological media and raw mineral materials and their management, as well as for carrying out environmental assessments and the containment of environmental contamination, and with advanced knowledge of the engineering methods associated with these tasks. We also train students to manage situations in creative ways, to plan research projects, and to develop new methods. The high-level practical skills and theoretical knowledge acquired prepares students for carrying out and managing research and development activities within their area of specialization, as well as for involvement in academic research and participation in a doctoral program.

The qualifications are likely to be useful in enterprises and companies, research institutes and administrative agencies that deal with the management of raw mineral materials and related planning and regulatory activities. The strong engineering training provided in addition to earth sciences studies will make graduates strong candidates for the job market in applied earth sciences and in institutions involved in research into technologies and their application and supervision. These include domestic and international firms working in fossil fuels and exploring for metallic and non-metallic minerals, within Hungary and abroad (MOL, Rotaqua Ltd., TXM, Toreador, Carpathian Gold, Magyar Mining Plc., Wildhorse Ltd., White Coal Energy, etc.), as well as companies who design and provide environmental technologies (such as Golder Associates Hungary, Nitrokémia Zrt., Mecsekérc Zrt., and Mott MacDonald).

Name of programme Master of Science (MSc) in Earth Sciences Engineering
Qualification indicated on the diploma Earth Sciences Engineer
Specialisations (not specified in the academic and qualification requirements) Geological Engineering; Geophysical Engineering; Geoinformatics Engineering
Number of semesters 4
Credits required for completion 120
Total contact hours 1.380
Length and type of internship 4-week internship at an organization cooperating with the university (enterprise or research institute or government agency)

MS in Petroleum Geoengineering

Programme title: Petroleum Geoengineering masters course (MSc)
Degree awarded: Petroleum Geoengineer (MSc)
Number of semesters:4; required number of credits to be completed: 120
Field practice: Minimum 4 weeks internship at a mining company, research institute or competent authority.

Master of Science Programs Available in Hungarian

MSc in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering

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The aim of this program is to train engineers with up-to-date knowledge in the natural sciences, engineering, economics and management, building on their bachelor level studies. We aim to produce graduates who are capable of identifying and handling geological, geotechnical engineering, technical, and economic challenges, as well as risk remediation, in surface and underground mining activities, special near-surface earthworks, and the construction of mining-related underground areas and tunnels. They will be able to carry out tasks in the areas of production management, planning, consulting, and acting in the capacity of authorities, with appropriate specialist knowledge. Within narrower areas of specialization, they will be able to carry out research and development within international projects. Through their studies they will develop the creative and research skills needed to participate in doctoral studies.

Name of programme  Master of Science (MSc) in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Qualification indicated on the diploma  Mining and Geotechnical Engineer
Number of semesters  4
Credits required for completion  120
Total contact hours  1590
Length of internship  4 weeks

Specialisation is possible within two blocks: underground mining and tunnel construction, and surface mining and geotechnics. The specialisation does not appear on the diploma itself..

MSc in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

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The aim of this program is to provide engineers with the necessary technical knowledge of the exploration, production, preparation, transport, storage, distribution and utilization of oil, natural gas and geothermal energy. We also train students in the planning, construction and operation of infrastructure systems and provide the knowledge needed in order to perform engineering tasks. In addition, we aim to supply students with the theoretical knowledge needed for carrying out research and development in their area of specialization and for continuing their studies in a doctoral program. Graduates of the petroleum and natural gas engineering program gain special knowledge in the engineering tasks required of drilling and producing from oil, water and gas wells, the treatment of reservoir layers and reservoir mechanics, and the production, transport and storage of natural gas, as well as gas supply and consumption.

Name of programme Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Qualification indicated on the diploma Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineer
Specialisations (not specified in the academic and qualification requirements) Oil engineering;  Natural gas engineering
Number of semesters 4
Credits required for completion 120
Total contact hours 1.800
Length and type of internship 4-week internship as determined by the curriculum

MSc in Process Engineering

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The aim of this program is to train specialists who have the fundamental, engineering and economic knowledge needed for planning, research and developing, as well as operating the preparation technologies in the field of raw materials, and production of raw and basic materials for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The main courses are comminution, physical separation, thermal, chemical and biological processes, agglomeration, homogenization, cultivation of biomass, biodegradation, the development, planning and selection of appropriate technology and technological equipment for these processes, the operation of technological systems, and planning and problem solving in process control.

Name of programme Master of Science (MSc) in ProcessEngineering
Qualification indicated on the diploma Process Engineer
Modules offered Raw material preparation; General process engineering
Number of semesters 4
Credits required for completion 120
Total contact hours 1.395-1.425*
Length and type of internship 4-week internship at a company

*There is a difference of up to 35 credits between the two modules.

MSc in Environmental Engineering

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The aim of this program is to train environmental engineers with up-to-date knowledge in natural sciences, ecology, engineering, economics and management who are capable to identify and evaluate potential environmental hazards and of prevent or reduce the impact of environmental harm, as well as manage the damage control projects. They will be able to work out at advanced level technical solutions and apply them in order to prevent contamination of the environment. Graduates will be capable of design and operating waste management and treatment systems, planning and implementing tasks related to waste treatment and disposal, design landfills and waste recycling facilities, carrying out tasks related to their operation, dealing with recycling, landfills, contaminated site remediation, planning and operating monitoring systems, managing after-care, investigating, excavating and assessing polluted areas, determining the need for and methods of remediation, participating in and managing implementation, creating groundwater flow and contaminant transport models of underground flow systems, carrying out impact assessments and environmental protection reviews and producing impact studies.

Name of programme Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Engineering
Qualification indicated on the diploma Environmental Engineer
Specialisations (not yet specified in the academic and qualification requirements) Waste management and remediation module; Environmental process technology
Number of semesters 4
Credits required for completion 120
Total contact hours 1.320
Length and type of internship 4-week internship in a company

MSc in Geography

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The purpose of the program is to train geographers with a strong geoinformatics background who are able to understand the geographical regularities found in fundamental natural, environmental, technical and social phenomena, and who can build on this understanding to work out professional solutions and applications (including research) and to present and communicate their findings to both fellow experts and users. The Geoinformatics MSc requires basic understanding in Earth Science and Geography. These sciences increasingly rely on legacy spatial thematic data, digital terrain information and data acquired from remotely sensed images. These data sources are often integrated into complex geodatasets analyzed and visualized by geographical information systems (GIS). Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses an information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, geosciences and related branches of engineering. It combines the GIS toolsets with statistical/geostatistical tools to develop spatial datasets, and analyze and model the interactions between its components to understand landform features, processes and their impacts on the user community.

Name of programme Master of Science (MSc) in Geography
Qualification indicated on the diploma Geographer
Specialisations (not specified in the academic and qualification requirements) Geoinformatics
Number of semesters 4
Credits required for completion 120

For Erasmus students
List of courses offered in English
University of Miskolc Erasmus Office