Mobility Pathway 4

Semester 1 - ZAGREB, CROATIA

Course Course code ECTS Condition Objectives
Analyses of Mineral Parageneses
26940
5
Mandatory
The aim of the course is to develop skills required for virtual recognition and distinction of different generation of the paragenetic minerals in thin sections of igneous and metamorphic rocks and the recognition and interpretation of micro-texture features in order to clarify petrogenetic history, to make a precise rock classification, to determine the quality of rock as a raw material and to set the steps for further investigations by sophisticated analytical methods.
Industrial Mineral Deposits
27232
6
Mandatory
The objective of the course is to learn about the physicochemical and geological conditions for formation of deposits of the main industrial minerals and their application in industry.
Petroleum Geology
27363
6
Mandatory
The goal is to acquire specific knowledge and skills in the field of petroleum geology, which are intended to prepare the students, future engineers for all aspects of exploration and exploitation of oil, gas, condensate and geothermal waters as well as for professional interaction with engineers of related professions in teamwork
Sedimentology
27336
7
Mandatory
Main objectives of the course are that students acquire main techniques in defining sedimentary facies, to recognize sedimentation processes, to recognize the basic features of modern and palaeo- depositional environments, to recognize and interpret characteristic sedimentary sequences and to analyse all elements present in the sedimentary environment and interpret possible depositional environment.
Mining Law and Regulations
64315
3
Elective
Objectives of the course is familiarization of students with Croatian mining and related legislation relevant for obtaining a concession for exploitation of mineral raw materials.
Physics of Reservoir Rocks and Fluids
26982
3
Elective
Students will be introduced to: methods of measurement and matching of petrophysical properties measured in the laboratory and the same properties from well-logs, with parameters that describe the change in fluid properties from surface to reservoir, in cases of production and injection, with the characteristics of a multiphase flow system in a porous rock.
Seismotectonics
27088
3
Elective
To describe the basics on seismotectonics in different geodynamic settings on Earth, in particular in Croatia, in circum Adriatic region and in the Eastern Mediterranean, and to provide students general knowledge on field and lab methods used in evaluation of seismicity and seismic hazard, assessment of recent tectonic movements on local and regional scale, active stress regimes in the Earth’s crust, and in identification and characterization of active, seismogenic faults and seismogenic sources.

Semester 2 - ZAGREB, CROATIA

Course Course code ECTS Condition Objectives
Geophysical Exploration
26987
6
Mandatory
Mastering the specialist geophysical methods of measurement and interpretation applied in the exploration of raw materials.
Mineral Deposit Exploration
27217
6
Mandatory
The objective of the course is to get acquainted with geological methods of exploring mineral deposits and their evaluation.
Petroleum System Exploration Methods
27218
6
Mandatory
Acquiring knowledge and skills in the field of petroleum geology according to the latest achievements from the World and Croatia, which are necessary for the inclusion of students; future engineers in all aspects of research and extraction of oil, gas, condensate, geothermal waters and waters of high technological quality, and professional interaction with engineers of related professions in teamwork.
Technical Petrography 2
27062
6
Mandatory
Objectives of the course are to introduce students with exploration of stone deposits (natural stone and aggregate), their properties and usability.
Deposits of Building Raw Materials
27230
3.5
Elective
The aim of this course is to introduce students to mineral raw materials deposits of building materials. Special emphasis is placed on determining and defining the basic geological characteristics of deposits. Through the course, students will be introduced to the peculiarities of research, development, and exploitation on the examples of deposits of natural building stone, aggregate and gravel and sand for civil engineering purposes.
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
162768
3
Elective
Students will be acquainted with fundamentals of reservoir engineering.
Geological Mapping 2
27364
3
Elective
Expanding knowledge of geological mapping including application of modern methods for solving geological problems in geologically complex areas.
Methods in Sedimentary Petrology
27251
3
Elective
Introduction to and selective application of analytical methods in the investigation of lithified and non-lithified sediments and soils. Mastery of techniques and skills in investigation of sediments, sample preparation, quantitative and qualitative estimation of mineral composition, granulometry and morphometrics. Mastery of techniques and skills in interpretation, classification and presentation of the results, acquired by the methods of investigation of sediments.
Petroleum and Gas Drilling and Production
27219
3
Elective
Acquaintance of students with the basics of the technological process of making and equipping wells, as well as systems for the production and processing of hydrocarbons.
Quaternary Geology
27002
3
Elective
Introduction to Quaternary deposits in general and pointing the significance and importance of Quaternary rocks and phenomena for humanity.
Tectonic Geomorphology
27370
3
Elective
To acquire general theoretical knowledge, practical and analytical skills that are used in Tectonic Geomorphology in order to identify geomorphic markers and compute morphometric indicators that can be further used in qualitative and quantitative assessments of recent tectonic activity in the area.

Semester 3 - Wroclaw, Poland

Course ECTS Condition Objectives
Computer aided geological modelling and geostatistics
5
Mandatory
Developing basic skills in computer modelling of 3-D objects. Introduction of the principles of digital modelling of typical geological structures. Introduction to the methods of deposit parameters estimation and resources evaluation.
Engineering geophysics
3
Mandatory
To introduce students with the nature and subject matter of descriptive and applied geophysics studies and also the basic physical properties of rocks, phenomena and physical fields occurring in the geosphere. To introduce students to the physical and geological basics of methods of applied geophysics. To introduce students to surface and hole geophysical methods used to identify and search for mineral deposits. To familiarise students with apparatus, equipment and methodology of field research in surface seismic, gravimetric, electrometric, radiometry and magnetometry. To familiarise students with issues and problems associated with geophysical measurements and apparatus in boreholes. To familiarise students with the basics of descriptive seismology, aero-geophysics, marine geophysics and satellite techniques in geophysics. To introduce students to the issues and problems associated with geophysical methods used in underground and open-pit mining in order to monitor both natural and mining hazards. To familiarise students with methods of processing and interpretation based on geophysical field research. To be skilled in carrying out tests using the magnetometer method. To be skilled in processing and interpreting, at a basic level, results of geophysical field research.
Principles and Application of InSAR and GIS in mining
4
Specialisation
The course combines two groups of topics: introduction to satellite radar interferometry and introduction to map algebra and spatial statistics for determination and modelling of mining related ground movements Part A: The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the principles and applications of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). It includes the sensor technology, platforms and data portals to retrieve data. Different techniques are illustrated by examples and case studies.1. Part B: The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the principles and applications of map algebra and spatial statistics to determine surface deformation models and mining terrain parameters, as well as to construct relationship models between surface deformations and causative factors.
Geochemistry
3
Specialisation
Aim of the subject is to familiarize students with fundamental physicochemical principles and processes which occur in the Earth's crust and their theoretical foundations and implications.
Field geology of Lower Silesia
3
Specialisation
The main aim of the course is to give knowledge on the geological structure of Lower Silesia against the background of the main geological units of Central Europe and on the organization and conduction of field work and field measurements. An additional goal is to familiarize students with the geological and hydrogeological peculiarities of Lower Silesia.
Digital mine
2
Specialisation
Acquisition of the ability to create utility applications in the C / C ++ and LabVIEW environment Providing students with knowledge about embedded systems, their construction, selection of components, designing, programming and their exploitation. Familiarizing with the advances of technology & methods of future mining operations. Acquisition and consolidation of social competencies including emotional intelligence skills involving the cooperation in the group of students aiming to effectively solve problems. Responsibility, honesty and fairness in the proceedings; observance force in academia and society.
Research in innovative exploration
6
Specialisation
Student shall do individual research ativity focusing on innovative mineral exploration technique or technology which closely related to the thesos topic.
Exploration entrepreneurship
4
Specialisation
To equip students with the professional skills to increase their employability and entrepreneurship skills to meet the current market demands. It aims at improving international networking and supporting the life-long learning and CPD requirements of experienced geology professionals. In addition, it allows students to benefit from insider knowledge about work perspectives in other geological sectors and countries.

Semester 4 - ZAGREB, CROATIA

Course Course code ECTS Condition Objectives
Master Thesis
27235
25
Mandatory
The master thesis for the student aims to prove the ability of independent analysing and solving complex engineering tasks/problems in the field of geology related to the master thesis topic.
Regional Geology
27322
3
Mandatory
To acquire basic knowledge on geological structure, stratigraphic, depositional, magmatic, metamorphic and tectonic history of largescale geotectonic units and architecture of orogenic units forming the Earth.
Geology of Croatia
27000
5
Elective
Students will learn the geology of Croatia with the emphasis on the regional geological division.
Regional Petroleum Geology
27324
2
Elective
Students will be shown examples of the great discoveries and how were the most important parameters defined that made these discoveries happen. They will be then instructed how to find the relevant data on the Internet and how to make a short presentation of the most important conclusions drawn from the studied literature. Students will then have to write a seminar paper on a chosen subject – as a rule certain exploration object is to be taken and studied in detail. These themes will be freely chosen by students, based on the offered selection of exploration objects.

Enrolment conditions

UNIZG-RGNF are enrolling students at currently accredited Graduate study program Geology – Geology of Mineral Resources and Geophysical Explorations with 3rd semester Mobility window toward Miskolc/Lulea/Wroclaw (English) + including 15 ECTS credits of integrated cross-sectional activities, networking, and Alumni support.

Academic title: Master in Geology (abbreviation: mag. geol.) issued by UNIZG-RGNF (additional activities visible in Diploma supplement)

Enrolment fee: Croatian citizens – MZO scholarship no additional fee (including mobility universities); non-Croatian students 1.000 €/ semester

Maximum no. of enrolled students (2022/23): 10

Mobility window 3rd semester (Miskolc/Lulea/Wroclaw): Erasmus/CEEPUS scholarship

Contact

Assoc. Prof Ana Maričić:  ana.maricic_at_rgn.unizg.hr (room 317)

Prof. Sibila Borojević Šoštarić: sibila.borojevic-sostaric_at_rgn.unizg.hr (room 309)