Some of the teaching subjects, which can offer solid professional opportunities are: (1) Analysis, quantification and modelling of Earth processes interacting within the Planet, on its surface, in the atmosphere and hydrosphere, related to the origin of energy, water and mineral resources. (2) Evaluation and characterisation of natural minerals for their role in geologic processes and with respect to industrial applications. (3) Basic field mapping and thematic mapping for the interpretation of geologic processes/products at various scales. (4) Analysis and interpretation of geological processes interacting with human activities for a balanced use of natural resources and for protection of the environment and archeological and cultural sites. (5) Field surveys and direct/indirect prospecting for the parameterisation of technical properties and behaviour of soils and rocks for wide and small scale engineering plans. (6) Exploration, exploitation, protection and reclamation of underground water resources, after local and diffuse pollution events. (7) Exploration, evaluation and management of natural and energy resources, and of environmental effects of their exploitation. (8) Characterisation and prevention of natural hazards for territorial management.
During the Master in Earth Sciences/"Scienze della Terra", students will acquire theoretical, experimental and practical knowledge in various disciplines of the Earth Sciences and widen their background knowledge in chemistry, physics and mathematics, specialised and related disciplines, as agronomy, and engineering. Students will analyse the complexities of natural processes, transformations of natural resources, human-induced impacts, and propose solutions on the basis of analytical techniques, field mapping methods, and construction of interpretative models. They will properly transfer analytical results into interpretations, using modern software packages.
The aims of the Master are to form Geologists able to: (a) analyse evolutionary processes of geologic systems and obtain models adaptable to engineering applications; (b) develop basic and applied geological research for different sectors of private and public employment, both in academia and industry; (c) recognise and forecast the medium and long term effects of the interaction between various geological processes, anthropogenic impacts, global climatic changes, intervention on reclamation and conservation of the quality of complex natural systems, individuation of the vulnerability of specific locations, evaluation of intrinsic hazard of geological phenomena interacting with human activities and proposal of risk reduction; (d) operate in industries for treatment of natural and analogue materials, and in similar public institutions, by running analytical laboratories, planning and executing measurements, in in agreement with research and development plans, quality controls, and law, or by industrial production processing; (e) operate independently in the professional activities, or employment with public and private companies or State organisations.
These activities and the acquired knowledge can provide expertise in the design of interventions on the territory, even in an interdisciplinary way.
Admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Geological Sciences is subject to a mandatory, non-selective, assessment test before enrolment.
Candidates will have to sit for the TOLC - CISIA Online Test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (inter-university consortium for integrated access systems). You can register to the TOLC test on the CISIA website (www.cisiaonline.it).
The tests providing access to the degree programme in Geological Sciences are: TOLC-B, TOLC-S, TOLC-I.
Only after taking one of these tests, will you be able to enrol, WHATEVER THE RESULT:
- TOLC-B, divided into 4 sections: Basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), Biology (10 questions - 20 minutes), Physics (10 questions - 20 minutes), Chemistry (10 questions - 20 minutes)
- TOLC-S, divided into 4 sections: Basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), Reasoning and problems (10 questions - 20 minutes), Reading comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes), Basic sciences (chemistry, physics and geology - 10 questions - 20 minutes ).
- TOLC-I divided into 4 sections: Mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), Logic (10 questions - 20 minutes), Science (10 questions - 20 minutes), Listening comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes).
Each question has 5 answer options, of which only one is correct. Score: correct answer +1, wrong answer -0.25, no answer 0.
Each TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. This section does not count toward the overall test score.
Test structure and topics: https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-cisia/home-tolc-generale/.
Enrolment procedures and deadlines are provided in the call for applications published on the University website at https://www.unimi.it/en/study/enrolment.
Students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the Mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).
Remedial activities and tests
Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they will not be able to take any second-year exams before passing the Mathematics I and Computer Science exams.
Mandatory for laboratory courses; highly recommended for other teaching courses
Collezioni didattiche per il riconoscimento e studio di fossili, minerali, rocce, sezioni sottili di rocce, carte topografiche e geologiche sono disponibili in aule e in laboratori didattici appositamente organizzati. Aule informatizzate garantiscono l'applicazione di programmi per il trattamento dei dati e per la simulazione di processi geologici.
La strumentazione scientifica installata presso il Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (http://www.dipterra.unimi.it/ecm/home/laboratori ) garantisce un'adeguata introduzione alle tecniche di caratterizzazione ottica, chimica e fisico-meccanica di minerali, fossili, rocce, suoli, altri materiali naturali o sintetici, nonché di acque e altri fluidi terrestri. Esercitazioni pratiche a complemento delle lezioni in aula sono pertanto svolte in laboratori di microscopia ottica, microscopia elettronica a scansione, microscopia elettronica a trasmissione, meccanica delle rocce, sedimentologia, diffrazione ai raggi X, spettrometria ai raggi X, spettrofotometria in assorbimento e in emissione, spettroscopia visibile e infrarosso.
I laboratori di terreno si articolano in aree ove l'apprendimento delle tecniche di cartografia geologica si combinano con la disponibilità di strutture di supporto ove elaborare dati geologici e ricostruire i processi genetici dei materiali terrestri (es. Stazione di Valchiavenna).
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Ufficio per la Didattica, ricevimento studenti: martedì e giovedì dalle ore 09.30 alle ore 11.30.
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The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
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