OverviewIn the process of training in this speciality, students acquire understanding of the types of hydrogeological structures, formation conditions and methods for assessing groundwater resources; conditions for the formation and change in groundwater composition; regularities of the formation of the composition, structure and properties of natural and man-made, dispersed, rocky and frozen soils; natural and technogenic geological processes and their monitoring; regional engineering and geological patterns; risk assessment of hazardous geological processes; features of cryogenic processes. An integral part of the educational program is field training, which takes place in the Leningrad region and the Republic of Crimea, as well as practical training at enterprises of geological, hydrogeological and engineering-geological fields.
Reasons for choosing a course
- High demand in the labor market for specialists capable of solving a broad range of tasks in the field of engineering geology and hydrogeology
- An integrated approach to learning, including deep theoretical training and mastering practical skills
- Options to engage in research activities during training at St. Petersburg Mining University
- Prospects to go through field trips and internships in leading organizations of the mineral resource and fuel and energy complex
- Employers’ appraisal of the quality of graduates’ vocational training
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 opportunitiesGraduates in this speciality work as geological engineers and hydrogeologists in the leading companies in the mineral resource and fuel and energy complex; in regional and municipal environmental management committees; research, design and survey organizations; they also can take part in field exploration.
Field of study
- Groundwater dynamics
- Water supply and engineering reclamation
- Search and exploration of groundwater
- Applied hydrogeochemistry
- Mining hydrogeology
- Mechanics of rocks and soils
- Engineering geodynamics
- Geological engineering surveys
- Soil science
- Engineering geology of mineral deposits
Valery A. Mironenko
Position Director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Geoecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1997-2000); UN expert; expert at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; expert of the Russian-American Center for the Study of Groundwater Pollution (Lawrence National Laboratory); Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (RAS).
Biography Graduate of the department in 1958, professor at the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Leningrad State University.
Graduate professional skills
- Good basic geological training
- Competencies in modern methods of field and laboratory hydrogeological and engineering-geological studies
- Skills in working with modern professional software products for modeling geo-filtration and geo-migration processes
- Skills in calculating hydrogeological parameters and the stability of structures in connection with the development of negative exogenous geological processes
- Skills in compiling engineering geological and hydrogeological research programs
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