Geological Sciences  Scienze geologiche

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-34 Geology
Application and Admission Open. How to apply
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Lecture rooms- via Celoria 20 - Milano
via Mangiagalli 34 - Milano
via Botticelli 23 - Milano
via Cicognara 7 - Milano
Head of Studies Maria Iole Spalla
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The course provides a basic grounding in chemistry, physics and mathematics, fundamental knowledge of the various sectors of Earth Sciences, and a good command of the techniques and methods required to pursue a wide range of varied, flexibly professions.

Graduates are trained to interpret the geological depositional settings, the progression of natural processes over time, and changes to the landscape. They also acquire a good command of the techniques of modern cartography and geological mapping representation.

Career and Employment

Geology graduates can pursue careers in the following sectors:

  • the adaptation and updating of geological, technical and thematic mapping
  • research on the development and exploitation of energy resources and raw mineral materials
  • the design evaluation of the impact and environmental risk posed by mining activities
  • the recovery of disused mining sites
  • the technological use of geo-materials in the mechanical, chemical and electronic industries
  • research into the use and treatment of ornamental tombstone materials
  • gemmology
  • geological and technical research for the production of civil engineering works and the assessment of their environmental impact
  • research related to water resources and their protection 
  • the rehabilitation and depollution of polluted sites 
  • the locating of controlled landfills
  • land planning
  • hydrogeological installation and protection procedures and the protection and arrangement of unstable versants
  • research related to and the protection of hazard areas
  • geophysical exploration and modelling of geophysical and geological phenomena
  • research into energy, mining and water resources
  • the monitoring of the environment and of civil engineering works
  • the protection of cultural heritage
  • the conservation of monuments
  • geoarchaeology.