The master’s degree in APPLIED GEOLOGY (2 years) offers undergraduates the opportunity to continue and deepen their knowledge and to train as specialists for both research and practicality, which can easily access the labor market.

The applied fields of Geology are essential for understanding the mechanisms of genesis of minerals of economic interest, their composition and behavior, for understanding the laws of evolution of the Earth and the mechanisms of genesis of substances of economic interest, including energy resources. In addition, fields such as modern ceramics, cements, glass, construction aggregates require in-depth knowledge not only of raw materials but also of the behavior of mineral substances in the process of technological processing (heat treatment, chemical treatment, etc.).

Another immediate area of application is the development of transport infrastructure. It requires, due to special conditions (unstable terrain, shallow formations, tunnels, viaducts), knowledge of geology-petrology-geotechnics. The activity of identification, exploitation, enhancement of hydrocarbons and mineral substances specific to the sedimentary and endogenous field also requires a deeper understanding of the phenomena and processes that lead to their genesis and accumulation.

The dating and correlation of the structures carrying useful substances, the identification of the types and the succession of the depositional media are the essential applications for the acquisition of the general competences in the field.

The subjects in the curriculum allow a deep specialization on the two directions with high demand on the labor market, both on the research and on the practical side, respectively the sedimentary field (referring especially to the prospecting, exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits, but also other sedimentary resources), as well as metalliferous and non-metallic mineral resources, constructions (buildings, highways, tunnels, raw materials) but also the management of areas affected by technological errors, geological risk factors or natural park management.

The material base consists of teaching and research laboratories equipped with high performance equipment and apparatus (microscopes, analysis equipment, computers, software, etc.). Graduates of the APPLIED GEOLOGY specialization acquire the skills necessary for employment in advanced scientific research, in doctoral programs, as well as in specialized research or economic units.

Acquired competences:

• Ability to analyze and interpret geological processes and products in the sedimentary, magmatic and metamorphic field in the context of the dynamic evolution of the earth’s crust and the potential for industrial, scientific and tourist capitalization of mineral resources and natural and cultural heritage

• Prospecting, exploring and directing the works of capitalization of the mineral resources associated with magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks

• Ability to use specific equipment and applications for data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation, as well as the means of communication and dissemination of information.

• Use and preparation of general cartographic documents and on specific topics

• Introduction to the use of specialized computer applications for exploring the resources of useful rocks and hydrocarbons

• Initiation in studies specific to the protection of cultural heritage (ceramics, lithic tools, constructions and monuments)

The graduate of this master’s degree can work in institutions or companies with a geological profile, civil construction, hydrotechnical or environmental protection. He can also work as a researcher in county museums and can hold positions as a geologist (prospecting, exploration, exploitation of mineral resources, energy, water resources), as well as consulting in solving environmental geological problems, foundation works on construction, heritage protection historical and natural, agriculture, land improvements, etc. Top graduates are the basis for selection for doctoral programs and scientific research.

The training of good specialists is a priority of the Department of Geology, which over the years has provided the necessary specialists for many specialized companies in the country (Romgaz, CRH, Dafora, Geiger Romania, OMV Petrom, etc.) and since May. many continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America or Australia).


Lecturer dr. Horea Bedelean-

Reader. dr. Nicolae Har-