Teaching from September 2022


 

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Part A Joined and mandatory 20 ECTS

M1 Kickstarter fortnight - 3 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

ELSTE introdution and organization - mandatory

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-

LA/GE

Field - Discovery of local and regional geology - mandatory

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Valid.

1.5

EXT

Petrology

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Valid.

0.5

LA

Mathematics for geosciences

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Valid.

0.5

LA

Programming

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Valid.

0.5

GE

Geochemistry

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Valid.

0.5

LA/GE

Geophysics

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Valid.

0.5

LA

History of Life

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Valid.

0.5

LA

Fieldwork preparation and organization

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Valid.

1.5

LA

In addition to the mandatory courses, the students choose courses in this module for a total of 1.5 ECTS. For students with a Bachelor's degree from UNIL or UNIGE, "Field work preparation and organization" is strongly recommended .

M2 Great challenges in Earth and environmental sciences - 7 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

Great challenges in Earth and environmental sciences

 

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Practice

7

LA/GE

M3 Quantitative and analytical methods - 10 sur 20 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

Data science - mandatory

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Practice

4

LA/GE

Simulating geological processes on computers and in the laboratory

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Practice

3

LA

From outcrop to 3D model

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Practice

3

LA

Methods of isotopes analysis

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Practice

3

LA/GE

Chemical analysis and imaging technics for major and trace elements

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Practice

3

LA/GE

In addition to "Data sciences" which is mandatory, the student chooses courses in this module for a total of 6 ECTS. The module is successfully completed and the 10 ECTS credits are attributed, if the student obtains a mark of at least 4 in the evaluations of the courses chosen.

Part B with limited choice - 40 ECTS

The student chooses an entire module and courses in the three other modules for a total of 20 ECTS.

M4b Dynamic Earth - 20 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Lieu

Physical-chemical mechanisms of geological processes

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Practice 4

LA/GE

Geophysics across scales

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Practice

4

LA

Minerals, rocks and magma

 

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Practice

4

LA/GE

Geochemical cycles and rates of grological processes

 

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Practice

4

GE

Mountain belts in the field

 

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Practice

4

EXT

M4a Geobiosphere, Climate and the Sedimentary Rock Record - 20 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

Life evolving with earth

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Practice and written exam 4

LA/GE

Climate and Paleoclimate: from deep time to the Anthropocene

 

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Practice and written exam

4

LA/GE

Surface processes and depositional environments from source to sink

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Practice and written exam

4

LA/GE

Sedimentology analytics - Collecting, Interpreting and Presenting Field data

 

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Practice

4

LA/GE

Sedimentology, Climate, Paleontology and Geomorpholohy Field Camp

 

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Practice

4

EXT

M4c Geological Hazards and Risks - 20 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

Risk and decision making

 

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Practice and written exam 4

GE

Physical volcanology and volcanic risk

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Practice and written exam 4

GE

Volcanic risk Fieldtrip

 

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Seminar 4

EXT

Seismic risk

 

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Written exam

3

GE

Erosion and slope movement

 

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Practice and oral exam

4

LA

Couleur Couleur Couleur

M4d Earth resources- 20 ECTS

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

Exploration methods - Madatory

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Practice 2

LA

Fluids in the crust - Madatory

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Written or oral exam 4

GE

Economics and Management of Earth resources exploration and development - Madatory

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Written or oral exam

2

GE

Field camp in Earth resources - Madatory

 

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Practice

3

EXT

Ore deposit models

 

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Practice and written exam

4

GE

Fluid and melt inclusions in minerals

  \bullet Practice and written exam 3 GE

Applied mineralogy in resource exploration and modern technologies

  \bullet Practice and written exam 2 GE/LA

Integrated Geo-Energy: Seismic interpretation and 3D modelling workflows

  \bullet Practice 3 GE

Petrophysics and Reservoir characterisation

  \bullet Practice 3 LA/GE

Geo-Energy exploration and development workflow

  \bullet Practice and written exam 3 GE

In addition to the mandatory courses, the student chooses in this module courses for a total of 9 ECTS.

Partie C - Free choice - 10 ECTS

The student can choose from the list of courses below or any other courses offered in an other Master program

Non-exhaustive teaching propositions

Teachings

Aut.

Sp.

Eval.

ECTS

Loc.

Gemmology

 

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Valid. 3

LA and EXT

Sites contaminés: application géologique et environnementales

 

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Practice 3

GE

Les déchets: gestion environnementale et contraintes géologiques

 

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Practice

3

GE

Construction and interpretation of cross-sections in complex deformed areas

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Practice

3

LA

SwissSIMS winter School

 

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Practice

2

LA

SPACE-RISKS

  \bullet Practice 3 GE

Microtectonics

\bullet   Practice and written exam 2 LA

Model parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification

  \bullet Practice 5 LA

Hazards and risks of slope mass movements Field camp

  \bullet Practice 5 EXT

Biomineralization

\bullet   Practice 4 EPFL

Internship in a company

5 or 10 ECTS depending the duration  
Master Thesis - 50 ECTS

An original research work with field and/or laboratory work, analyses, interpretation and writing of the manuscript which allow to develop autonomy.

The subjects for the 2022 school year will be published soon

Université de Genève Université de Lausanne