Formation

CAS Deep Geothermal Systems

Summary

Since 2009, a new Master's degree of Science in Hydrogeology and Geothermics is available at the University of Neuchâtel, organized by the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics. A common-core syllabus covers basic domains in hydrogeology and in geothermics, then the specialization intervenes for the last part.

As specialists are missing for exploration and exploitation of the geothermal reservoirs in Switzerland and Europe, a continuing education programme in deep geothermal systems still corresponds to a real need.

Today, a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS DEEGEOSYS) is available at the University of Neuchâtel and presented here. Three editions took place successfully since 2011 with more than 20 participants for each session.

The CAS DEEGEOSYS includes four one-week long modules separated by a two-month break. Each module covers a specific topic : 1. Geothermics and Geophysics / 2. Geochemistry and Hydrochemistry / 3. Drilling and Logging / 4. Reservoir evaluation and Production.

Objectives

  • This CAS is dedicated to train scientists and engineers in several fields of applied geothermics.
  • They will be capable of planning, of setting up and of leading exploration and/or development projects of deep geothermal resources (deep aquifers and Enhanced Geothermal Systems).

Target audience

  • Earth scientists (geologists, geophysicists, hydrogeologists, geochemists), civil- or energy engineers, having a M.Sc. or an equivalent degree

Admission conditions

Master of Science or an equivalent degree.
 

Certification

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Deep Geothermal Systems ‐ DEEGEOSYS
The CAS totalizes 10 ECTS: 2 ECTS per module (courses, exercises, examinations, technical visits) and 2 ECTS for the technical report.
 

Date

Module 1 : September 11-15, 2017
Module 2 : November 13-17, 2017
Module 3 : January 15-19, 2018
Module 4 : March 12-16, 2018
Technical report deadline : May 30, 2018
 

Registration

Registration Form
 

Fees

CHF 5'900.-
The fees do not include transportation to and from Neuchâtel, accomodation and meals during the modules.
Fee to follow a single module :  CHF 1'400.-

Informations

Sabine Erb
Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics
University of Neuchâtel
Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel
+41 32 718 26 00
cas.deegeosys@unine.ch

 

Deadline for application

June 15, 2017

Date

September 11-15, 2017
November 13-17, 2017
January 15-19, 2018
March 12-16, 2018

Language

The technical report at the end of course must be written in English, but on request, French or German are potentially possible.

Place

University of Neuchâtel
Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH-2000 Neuchâtel

Direction

Prof. Stephen Miller, CHYN
Prof. Benoît Valley, CHYN
Dr. François Vuataz, CHYN

Coordination

Dr. Giona Preisig
Sabine Erb
Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
University of Neuchâtel
cas.deegeosys@unine.ch