Università degli Studi di Perugia

Degree course in Petroleum geology

Course Name PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
Course Code LM78
Class (Ministerial code) LM-74
Websitehttps://www.fisgeo.unipg.it/fisgejo/index.php/en/students/geology-degree-programs/msc-in-petroleum-geology.html
Field(s) of studyISCED Area 05 – Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Qualification awardMaster Degree
Level of qualification according to the NQF and the EQFEHEA Second cycle; EQF Level 7
Length of programme / number of credits 2 years / 120 ECTS
Language of TeachingEnglish
Mode of studyIn-class
Didactic centrePerugia
Programme directorCorrado Cencetti
Access to the course The Master is closed to new candidates (it will be provided only for the 2nd year)
Specific admission requirements Formal Requirements Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Evaluation of specific subject knowledge on entryThe Master is closed to new candidates (it will be provided only for the 2nd year)
Profile of the programmeThe MC provides cultural and professional training aimed at finding and sustainable use of underground resources, in particular the exploration and modeling of natural oil and gas systems. Solid cultural bases of stratigraphy, sedimentology and tectonics allow to acquire preparation and critical analysis skills necessary for the insertion into the world of exploration services. Theoretical lessons are flanked by field and laboratory experiences, aimed at acquiring experimental analysis methodologies, and by practical exercises on data processing and on the development of models, also through the use of specialized software. Internships and traineeships at Eni and qualified bodies and companies are planned, as well as study stays at Italian and foreign universities, within the framework of international agreements. Due to the international context in which graduates will carry out their work, all MC courses are provided in English.
Programme learning outcomes Graduates of the Programme will be able to demonstrate: - a solid general preparation and an in-depth knowledge of the main areas of Geosciences characterizing the exploration activity; - adequate knowledge of specialist areas of Petroleum Geology, indispensable for understanding the geological phenomena that form the basis of prospecting and exploration methodologies; - ability to elaborate, represent and interpret, also through IT systems, data and models for planning interventions; - ability to apply their knowledge to advanced research in this sector; - ability to carry out research roles in the university, in Italian and foreign public and private laboratories and institutes.
Qualification requirements and regulationsThe student is admitted to the final exam after acquiring the credits scheduled in the study plan (excluding the 27 of the final exam). This is public and consists of the presentation to a commission of the thesis work (compilation or experimental) that normally engages the student in the 2nd sem. of the 2nd year of the course. The test consists in verifying the student's ability to work independently and to present and discuss the results obtained clearly and masterly, also in research context.
Examination regulations and grading scale EXAMS - Evaluation: oral and/or written test - Possibility of intermediate tests - Other possible elements of evaluation: internships, participation in seminars - Voting: out of thirty (from 18/30 to 30/30, with possible honors for excellence) - Commission: at least two teachers, including the course owner (President) - Exam sessions: 8/year. FINAL TITLE. - Evaluation: discussion of the thesis - Evaluation elements: average of the marks of the exams, quality of the work done and of the discussion - Voting: out of one hundred and tenths (from 66/110 to 110/110, with possible honors for excellence) - Commission: 7 teachers of the degree course - Sessions: 6/year
Obligatory or optional mobility windows It is possible to carry out internship activities abroad, at Research Bodies, Universities and companies in the sector, thanks to the Erasmus program, centrally supported. The mobility windows are not temporarily rigid, although it is preferable that the Students use them during the 2nd year of the course.
Work-based learningThe MC does not provide for a specific traineeship. Most of the characterizing and professionalizing activities are offered to all students in Department, or in related structures. To facilitate insertion into the world of work, the didactic programming makes use of the contribution of Eni technicians with the supply of some more strictly specialized and professional training modules. In the framework of the Agreement between UniPG, Eni and Eni Corporate University (ECU), students can carry out internship and thesis preparation activities at Eni structures, but also at other structures (Universities, Companies, other oil Companies, Italian and foreign Research Bodies).
Occupational profiles of graduates The main and natural occupational profile of graduates is hiring in the roles of oil exploration, with responsibility for planning, design, operations management, at the main sector Companies, Italian or foreign, public and private. Similar tasks can also be carried out at Companies operating in other sectors (e.g. in the planning and management of the territory and in the construction of engineering structures). The Master course also allows, upon passing the state exam for the qualification to practice the profession of Geologist, the enrollment in the professional register of the National Council of Geologists, with the qualification of Senior Geologist (Section A of register).
UnitLanguage
Anno
Period
CFU
G.I.S. GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
In all curricula
2
I
6
GEOLOGICAL FIELD ACTIVITY
In all curricula
2
II
3
HYDROGEOLOGY
In all curricula
2
I
6
MICROPALEONTOLOGY
In all curricula
2
I
6
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
In all curricula
2
I
12