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Bachelor's degree programme in Geotechnology - Introduction


Man, nature and technology

  • Have you ever thought about how dependent we humans are on clean water?
  • Are you fascinated by the way people around the world live and use the Earth’s resources?
  • Would you like to work with nature and conservation?
  • Would you like to use the Earth’s resources sparingly or repair the damage already done to nature?
  • Would you like a degree that combines science and technology?

If so, the new graduate engineer degree in geotechnology might be the right choice for you.

The upper layers of the earth

The degree in geotechnology focuses on the history and great potential of the upper layers of the earth. Water and its quality is one of the subjects given high priority in the degree programme. Did you know that it is because of water that we can keep warm on our planet? And that water is involved when we experience wild weather conditions? And did you know that the average Danish family uses 500 litres of drinking water per day?

Our drinking water is pumped up from the upper layers of the earth – layers that are often influenced by human activity, such as agriculture, industry and urban development. We can no longer take clean drinking water for granted. In the coming years, there will therefore be a need for geotechnologists who can create solutions to ensure the sustainable use of our water resources.

A practical science

Geotechnology is a new degree programme at the University of Aarhus, and it combines the understanding of nature from the natural sciences with the technological sciences. This combination means that you as a student learn practical ways to map, protect and use the Earth’s natural resources. At the same time, you learn to find and develop solutions that can repair damage caused by the destruction and pollution of nature.

Two institutions – one degree

The engineering degree in geotechnology is mainly taught at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Aarhus. The degree programme is offered and taught in close collaboration with the Engineering College of Aarhus. This means that you have lessons at both the Engineering College and the university.

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