OverviewIn the process of training in this speciality, students get profoundly acquainted with the fundamentals of Earth sciences, study in detail the geology of mineral deposits, conditions for their formation and placement in the earth’s crust, the composition and methods of diagnosing natural types of ores. Students in theory and practice master the methods of studying minerals, rocks and ores. The programs of educational disciplines provide for training of qualified specialists in many fields of applied geology, who are familiar with the methods of forecasting, prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits and solving problems of mining geology, trained in computer technology for geological environment modeling and estimating mineral reserves.
Reasons for choosing a course
- The wide geography of field work includes familiarization with the natural conditions and features of the geological structure of all regions of Russia, including hard-to-reach areas of the Arctic, Siberia and the Far East; the work of a geologist includes participation in various forms of international cooperation, the exchange of information with specialists from other countries
- Substantial wages
- A large number of offers on the labor market makes it easy to find professional employment
- Wide possibilities in choosing the content of work: field work during geological surveying, prospecting and exploration of deposits, work in the geological departments of mining companies, laboratory research, design surveys, consulting analytics, etc.
21.05.02 Applied Geology
Mode of attendance
Language of training
Admission tests for international students
Mathematics, Russian language
Number of contract-based openings
130 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunitiesThe program trains mining geological engineers of broad specialization; they can work at the companies of the mineral resource complex, in research and production organizations and research institutes engaged in the development of the country’s mineral resource base: geological surveying of territories (state-owned enterprises and private companies conducting work on geological mapping, e.g., VSEGEI, Rosgeologiya, UGSE, FSUE Krasnoyarskgeols’emka and other regional organizations); prospecting and exploration of mineral resources deposits (UGRK Uranetsvetmet, SPG Regis, Urangeo, etc.); geological support for mining (Polyus, Polymetal, Nornickel, Alrosa, PhosAgro, Metalloinvest, UMMC, Russian Copper Company, etc.) and research work in the study of subsoil resources (institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Federal Agency Rosnedra, such as VIMS, TSNIGRI, IGEM, IGABM, etc.); design and consulting (TOMS, Argeisi, etc.).
Field of study
- Foundations mineral resources theories
- Industrial types of mineral deposits
- Laboratory methods for the study of mineral raw materials
- Forecasting and prospecting for mineral deposits
- Exploration and geological and economic evaluation of mineral deposits
- Computer technologies for modeling the geological environment
- Computer technology for calculating stocks
- Mathematical modeling methods in geology
- Mining geology
Nikolay L. Dobretsov
Position An outstanding Russian geologist, graduate of Leningrad Mining Institute (1957), vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1997-2008), chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since 1997), full member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1987, RAS since 1991)
Biography Laureate of the Lenin Prize (1976), State Prize of the Russian Federation (1997), specialist in the field of geology, mineralogy, magmatic and metamorphic petrology, tectonics and deep geodynamics.
Dmitry V. Rundqvist
Position Outstanding Russian geologist, full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1990), Director of the V.I.Vernadsky State Geological Museum of the RAS since 1993, a graduate of Leningrad Mining Institute (1953), doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor; Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Biography The main areas of scientific activity include: mineralogy, petrography, and the doctrine of the laws governing the distribution of mineral deposits. He worked as deputy director for science at the All-Union Geological Institute.
Graduate professional skills
- Ability to predict, based on the analysis of the geological situation, the likely industrial type of mineral in a specific territory, determine the criteria for its searches and identify promising areas for further work
- Ability to make independently and as part of a team exploration projects at various sites and at different stages of their study
- Ability to conduct geological mapping, prospecting, assessment and exploration work in various landscape and geographical conditions
- Competencies in assessing estimated resources and calculating reserves of solid mineral deposits
- Ability to perform geological and economic assessment of objects of study
Learning foreign languages (English, German, French) in addition to studying Russian
University departments invite foreign lecturers to teach courses or deliver lectures on particular topics. These courses are taught in foreign languages.
Acquiring skills in working with modern software complexes and equipment
Research activities under the guidance of department professor and associate professors