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Last updated: 06-03-2017

In addition to the Diplome d’Ingénieur programme, ENSG offers six Masters degrees in geology, in specialisations that are highly valued in the world of industry.

Discover each of these courses below.

Master Erasmus Mundus in Georesources engineering - EMERALD

A unique consortium

From the beginning of the school year, the University of Liège will be connected to Lulea university (SWEDEN) as well as Freiberg university (GERMANY) and University de Lorraine (FRANCE). This consortium will allow a unique network of excellence for students. This network includes industrial partners such as: Imerys, LKAB and Aurubis. It also includes world renowned associated academic partners:

  •  UCT - Capetown (ZA)
  •  UQ - Brisbane (AU)
  •  MISIS - Moscow (RU)
  •  UChile - Santiago (CL)
  •  UFMG - Belo Horizonte (BR)
  •  Hacettepe Univ - Ankara (TR)
  •  Univ Oulu (FI)
  •  East Kazakhstan TU (KZ)

The program

The two year program is based on a balance between georesources (exploration, characterization and modelling of resources) and the aspect of valorisation ( technical treatment plant, mineral engineering).
Students will study during the first semester at Liège, the second at Nancy, the third at Lulea and then will have to choose for the last semester between Liège, Nancy, Lulea or Freiberg. By the end, they will have to do a job graduation in one of the four partner universities of their choice.

The courses given at the ULg are already exempted under the master civil mining engineer and geologist, who will thus increase its attendance.
However practical work will be organized specifically for Erasmus Mundus students, because of their particular course.

A triple diploma

By the end of the program, 3 diplomas will be delivered to students: The civil mining engineer and geologist ULg, the degree of Master of Science in Engineering Geologist (FRANCE) and the degree of Master in Natural Resources Engineering.

A training of future

The program was established at a strategic moment where Europe leads a number of priority actions in the field of raw materials and where it plans to reinvest in training related thereto.

International master « Mineral raw materials, Risk engineering and Management »

A unique training

Given the high demand in international training in the field of raw minerals management and risk engineering in these sectors of activity, Mines Nancy and the National School of Geology (ENSG) have decided to adopt a common strategy of training diversification in the field of mineral raw materials in order to perpetuate their 37 years of experience through the CESEV and CESTEMIN within a active partnership between Mines Nancy and the National School of Geology.
Responsibility for the master and the training are shared by the two institutions and involve courses, tutorials and scientific projects that benefit from a unique geoscience research infrastructure in France (Laboratoires Géoressources and CRPG) in connexion with the University of Lorraine.

Objectives of this training

The training will lead on to a master whose fields of applications will be in mining and quarry exploitation.This training is geared towards the whole cycle of ore exploitation, from ore identification to the treatment and recycling of mineral waste through exploitation methods.Particular stress will be laid on risk prevention to man and the protection of the environment.The training rests heavily on visits to industrial sites and experiments on industrial platforms.


The syllabus is spread over 2 years from September to June.

This training is structured around 4 main areas:

  1. linguistic and scientific remediation
  2. scientific and technical traiing in the fields of mining engineering and the mineral industry
  3. chore curriculum in risk engineering and management along with in depth specific training
  4. 6 month internship within an industrial company or research centre

GPRE: Geosciences, planets, resources, environment

 The objective of the Geosciences, Planet, Resources, Environment Masters programme is to steer students towards different geological careers, for example in the field of research or in the resource exploitation and management sector where demand for specialists is rapidly increasing.

Students will also learn about the tools employed in mining exploration, as well as the exploitation, management and development of mineral resources.

The GPRE Master 1 is composed of a core curriculum and an adapted course unit.
The GPRE Master 2 offers 4 specialisations:

  • Earth & Planet
  • Mineral raw materials
  • Petroleum geology and reservoir engineering
  • Soils, water and environment

Entry requirements: Bachelor degree or equivalent (B3), or sufficient transfer credit or equivalent for entry in M2.Duration: 2 years for the complete course (M1 + M2).
A 4-month laboratory or industry placement forms part of the M2.

Civil Engineering

The objective of the Civil Engineering Masters course is to equip professionals with the scientific knowledge and methods necessary for leading or conducting conceptual, scaling and diagnostic studies in the various civil engineering projects undertaken in enterprises, engineering consultancies and research or application laboratories.

The programme also provides a window into new techniques, notably in the field of sustainable construction.

Entry requirements: Bachelor degree or equivalent (B3), or sufficient transfer credit or equivalent scheme for entry in M2.Duration: 2 years for the complete programme (M1 + M2). A laboratory or industry placement of at least 4 months’ duration is undertaken in M2.

Engineering for sustainable development

The objective of this programme is to provide students with open and thorough training in the advanced fields of environmental and process engineering and in the management of quality and sustainable development.

The principle that underlies the course is to give students who have already acquired a strong scientific identity, complete cross-disciplinary training in scientific issues concerning the environment, sustainable development and environmental and industrial safety.

Entry requirements: Bachelor degree or equivalent (B3), or sufficient credit or equivalent scheme for entry in M2.Duration: 2 years for the complete course (M1 + M2). A 4-month laboratory- or work-placement in M2.