Postgraduate Doctoral Study at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme within the scientific area of (i) Technical Sciences, field: Mining, Petroleum and Geological Engineering, with three modules (1) Mining Engineering, (2) Petroleum Engineering and (3) Geological Engineering, and within the scientifi c area of (ii) Natural Sciences, field: Geology, with a module (4) Geology. There are 35 compulsory and mandatory courses, and 78 elective courses.

The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (180 ECTS credits), with lectures during the fi rst two semesters (60 ECTS credits) and research (120 ECTS credits) during the following semesters. Depending on the selected courses and the research topic, upon the completion of the programme the candidate is awarded the academic title of the Doctor of Technical Sciences (fi eld: Mining, Petroleum and Geological Engineering) or the Doctor of Natural Sciences (fi eld: Geology). The candidates are enrolled in the study every two years.

The reaccreditation process of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering was completed in the academic year 2013/2014. The programme was renamed Doctoral Study of Applied Geosciences, Mining and Petroleum Engineering, and the issuing institution is the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. The fi rst generation is enrolled in the academic year 2014/2015. Experts from the following institutions participate in lecturing courses within the doctoral study programme: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Science, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Brodarski Institute, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and St. Lawrence University (USA).
The doctoral programme is interdisciplinary, within the scientific area of (i) Technical Sciences, fi eld: Mining, Petroleum and Geological Engineering, with three modules (1) Mining Engineering, (2) Petroleum Engineering and (3) Geological Engineering, and within the scientifi c area of (ii) Natural Sciences, fi eld: Geology, with a module (4) Geology. There are 35 compulsory and mandatory courses, and 61 elective courses.
The structure of the programme stresses the importance of the scientifi c research (80%, 150 ECTS credits), while teaching is reduced to less than 20% (30 ECTS credits). The programme includes the research and exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs as essential energy mineral resources of the Republic of Croatia, as well as systematized monitoring of the environmental impact of their exploitation and transport. It also includes research and exploitation of other mineral resources, engineering geology and comprehensive protection of soil and drinking water as basic resources.

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