CAS Deep Geothermal Systems


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. Five 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


  • 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.


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.


Module 1: September 2024
Module 2: November 2024
Module 3: January 2025
Module 4: March 2025


Registration Form available soon


The fees do not include transportation to and from Neuchâtel, accomodation and meals during the modules.


Sabine Erb
Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics
University of Neuchâtel
Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel
Tél. +41 32 718 26 02


Deadline for application

July, 2024

Possibility to register to individual modules still possible.


Module 1 : September 2024

Module 2 : November 2024

Module 3 : January 2025

Module 4 : March 2025


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


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


Dr Reza Sohrabi (Director)
Prof. Benoît Valley
Prof. Steve Miller


Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
University of Neuchâtel


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