Four study programmes, with nine subprogrammes, are carried out within a two-year graduate cycle (a minimum of 120 ECTS credits):
- University Graduate Study Programme in Mining Engineering – Subprogrammes: Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Waste Treatment and Disposal
- University Graduate Study Programme in Geological Engineering – Subprogrammes: Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology
- University Graduate Study Programme in Geology – Subprogramme: Geology of Mineral Resources and Geophysical Explorations
- University Graduate Study Programme in Petroleum Engineering - Subprogrammes: Petroleum Engineering, Energy Production and Supply, Environmental Protection in Petroleum Engineering.
The graduate programmes deepen the knowledge acquired during the undergraduate study and present a logical continuation of education. Students who obtained their bachelor’s degree at other higher education institutions in Croatia and abroad can enrol into the graduate programmes at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering by meeting certain prerequisites. Graduate programmes are completed with the defence of a Master’s thesis in the last semester. After completing the graduate programme, students obtain a corresponding title (Table). In the academic year 2016/2017 a total of 134 students were enrolled in the first year of the graduate study programmes, out of which 97% were enrolled in the graduate programme for the first time (44 students in the Mining Engineering Programme, 31 students in the Geological Engineering Programme, 15 students in Geology Programme and 44 students in the Petroleum Engineering Programme). Picture: The number of students according to subprogrammes and the number of defended theses. A total of 180 students were enrolled in the second year, 36 – Mining Engineering, 34 students – Geological Engineering, 32 students – Geology, 79 students – Petroleum Engineering. 120 students defended their Master’s thesis (28 – Mining Engineering, 26 students – Geological Engineering, 22 students – Geology, 44 students – Petroleum Engineering). The number of graduate students at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering according to their subprogrammes is shown in the figure below.
- Figure: Students enrolled into undergraduate study programmes of the Faculty in academic year 2016/2017.
Three Erasmus+ students were enrolled in the Geology graduate study programme at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering in the academic year 2017/2017. One of them was enrolled in the Geological Engineering programme (Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology) and two in the Petroleum Engineering programme (Petroleum Engineering). All foreign students spent one semester at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering..
- Figure: Number of students according to subprogrammes in academic year 2016/2017