A graduate of the Applied Geology Ph.D. program has acquired deep knowledge in the field of engineering geology focused on theoretical and experimental soil and rock mechanics as well as geotechnical mathematical modelling.
Best Doctoral Programs in Engineering in Czech Republic 2017. A graduate of the Applied Geology Ph.D. program has acquired deep knowledge in the field of engineering geology focused on theoretical and experimental soil and rock mechanics as well as geotechnical mathematical modelling, in the field of hydrogeology focused on the use and protection of ground water resources, in the field of applied geophysics with special interest on mathematical models of physical fields, in the field of economic geology focused on the genesis of raw mineral material deposits including prospecting, exploration and evaluation as well as the problems of the reclamation of abandoned mines, and in the field of environmental geology and geochemistry.
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Applied geology with specializations of geology of mineral deposits, engineering geology, hydrogeology, applied geophysics, environmental geology and geochemistry is focused on study and the use of the rock environment and its protection.
Engineering geology applies the geological knowledge in design and construction in all branches of civil engineering, in mining and in urban planning. It is an interdisciplinary field in between the science and technology. Using technical or rather mathematical methods, the knowledge gained by geology is applied in analyzing geodynamic processes and the interaction between the rock and civil engineering structures.
Hydrogeology is a scientific field engaged in groundwaters, their origin, conditions of incidence, laws of movement, their regimes, physical and chemical properties, their interaction with rocks, surface water and atmosphere. Hydrogeology ranges among applied geological branches and has closest relation to engineering geology. Modern hydrogeology has the character of a cross-border scientific discipline at the margin between geology, hydraulics, hydrology, chemistry and several technological disciplines (water management, civil engineering, chemical technology of water treatment etc.).A necessary method of modern hydrogeology is the development and use of mathematical models simulating natural processes as well as artificial interventions in the regime of waters both in saturated and unsaturated zones. The contents of the hydrogeology of today is moving from simple searching for water resources to the determination of optimum conditions of their utilization and protection. Hydrogeology plays an irreplacable role in the field of the protection of the living environment, in research and remediation of contaminated soils, rocks and groundwater.
Applied geophysics studies physical fields and their utilization in solving geological problems. The main interest is in the upper part of the Earth s crust in the depth range of the first meters to first kilometers. The basic methods of applied geophysics are: gravity methods, magnetic methods, seismic methods, geoelectrical methods, radioactivity methods, geothermal methods and well logging. Geophysical methods are applied for investigation and exploration of mineral deposits, building materials, water resources, energy resources and are significant in monitoring and protection of natural environment.
Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria
The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points.
During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area.
Conditions for admission
The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices.
The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview.
The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science.
Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016.