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Technical Geology

Master (2 years) of Technical Geology in Engineering, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Technical Geology is multidisciplinary programme, with courses shared between Aarhus University’s Department of Geoscience and School of Engineering. Within the programme, students will have a chance to dig into nuanced questions about the Earth and its foundation. They will be able to pursue a specialisation in geotechnics, sedimentology, hydrology, hydrogeophysics, or soil and water chemistry.

Mixed Teaching

As a student of both science and engineering, don’t expect to be spending too much time sitting in a classroom: classroom teaching is mixed in with lots of practical work and field research. You will have many opportunities to do your learning on field trips round Denmark or to Norway or Greenland.

The Technical Geology programme promotes an open learning environment. Plenty of time is available for group work and for close collaboration between students, researchers, and professors.

Student Life

As a small and highly involved programme, Technical Geology welcomes students to one of Aarhus University’s most tightly knit communities – “the geologists.”  Similarly, much of your work in the School of Engineering will be done in groups – so you can expect to build close relationships with your fellow students, not just academically but socially as well.
Technical Geology students get to enjoy newly refurbished buildings close to the Aarhus city, housing study areas, reading rooms, wifi, computer rooms, and a classic Danish Friday bar. These new facilities are used for departmental activities, and you will be given a desk in a shared office where you can study, read, or just hang out with your fellow students. Harry’s Cellar is a club for staff and students that is there for you whenever you need to take a break, grab a beer, or simply relax with friends. It has electronic darts and backgammon and live music, and regularly hosts themed events.

The university also has a number of popular Friday bars for you to enjoy, and the Tågekammeret association organises celebrations and social events for all science students.


Graduating with an MSc in Technical Geology can open doors into a range of careers within the environmental, energy, construction and planning sectors both here in Denmark and internationally. Graduates can seek careers as consultants in engineering firms, in public administration, and working in construction to solve geotechnical tasks.

The practical nature of the programme ensures that graduates are equipped with the analytical and strategic skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global job market.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Technical Geology please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Sep 15
Start date
Feb 01

Non EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Sep 15
Start date
Feb 01


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