21.05.02 Applied geology

Ground water exploration and geotechnical surveys

Bachelor's (5 years)
5 years

About the program

Mining engineers are trained in hydrogeological and engineering geological profiles. The area of professional competence is extensive: prospecting, exploration and assessment of various underground waters (fresh drinking water, mineral and thermal water), solution of water supply issues, engineering and geological surveys for the construction of industrial and civil buildings, roads, airfields, etc., as well as assessment of hydrogeological conditions for the development of mineral deposits.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to solve various geoecological problems;
  • Providing high-quality drinking underground water;
  • Studying the properties of soils and grounds for the design and construction of buildings;
  • Assessing water influx and stability of rocks in mine workings.

Career opportunities

Professional hydrogeologists and geotechnical engineers are in great demand in industrial and scientific research organizations, and they also have high chances of finding work in different countries, since hydrogeology is one of the priority areas of the geological industry.


Program academic supervisor

Teaching staff

Head of the Department, Senior Researcher: Department of History and Philosophy
Associate Professor: Department of Advanced Geology, Geophysics and Geoinformation Systems
Head of the Laboratory: Geological, Hydrological and Engineering-Geological Processes Modeling Lab
Head of the Department: Department of Geo-Ecology

Fees and funding

241 200 ₽
Per year

Entrance exams

Applicants take a computer entrance exam in Russian or provide CEFR level B1, TORFL level 1 or equivalent to the Russian-taught program.

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