Graduate

Geology (MsC/Ph.D)

Overview


Unisinos Geology Graduate Program offers master and doctoral degree to prepare and qualify professionals and researchers in Geoscience. The Geology Graduate Program is accredited by CAPES Foundation (the Brazilian government agency for high education) and provides the infrastructure for the development of master and doctoral research projects.

Emphasis:

Sedimentary Geology

Areas of Study


Stratigraphy and Basin Evolution
This area of study addresses sedimentary successions and their stratigraphy, facies associations, depositional processes and petrological aspects. It focuses on characterization of the architecture, geometry and heterogeneity of sedimentary bodies at different scales through geological and seismic modeling. By applying this multiscale approach, we seek to better understand the location and internal features of oil and gas reservoirs, granular aquifers and mineral deposits associated with sedimentary rocks.

Applied Paleontology
This area of study analyzes biogenic structures and fossils through description, taxonomic determination and taphonomic processes involved in their genesis. We seek to understand the evolutionary aspects of the Earth's biota, its influence in the physiochemical environment and its value in stratigraphic correlations, geochronology, and paleogeographic and paleoclimatic reconstructions.

Remote Sensing and Geological Modeling (Geotechnologies)
This area of study focuses on modeling of geological processes and oil and groundwater sedimentary reservoirs. For this purpose, based on a fundamentally geotechnological approach, techniques for remote acquisition, processing and interpretation of geological data are used. These data, different in nature and variable in space and time, are used for development of geological and geophysical models, emphasizing the geometry, spatial variability and evolution of sedimentary sequences, as well as dynamic models and simulations of surface or underground geological processes.

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Course Coordinator

Renata Guimarães Netto
Sc.D in Geosciences.
Areas of Interest: Ichnology and Paleoecology.

E-mail: nettorg@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Ernesto Luiz Correa Lavina
Sc.D in Geosciences.
Areas of Interest: Sedimentary Geology, Petroleum Geology, Coal Geology.
E-mail: lavina@unisinos.br
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Farid Chemale Jr.
PhD in Natural Sciences.
Areas of Interest: Geoscience, with an emphasis on Geotectonics and Regional Geology: structural geology, sedimentary basin tectonics, isotope geology and metallogenesis.
E-mail: faridcj@unisinos.br
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Felix Marcel Gradstein
PhD in Stratigraphy and Micropaleontology – Special Visiting researcher (CAPES Public Notice PVE's 2014 - 1st schedule).
Areas of Interest: Applied Paleontology, Basin Evolution and Stratigraphy Francisco Manoel Wohnrath Tognoli Sc.D in Geology. Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Geological Modeling.
E-mail: ftognoli@unisinos.br
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Gerson Fauth
PhD in Geology.
Areas of Interest: Micropaleontology and Biostratigraphy.
E-mail: gersonf@unisinos.br
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Joice Cagliari
Sc.D in Geology.
Areas of Interest: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Geological Modeling.
E-mail: joiceca@unisinos.br
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Maurício Roberto Veronez
Sc.D in Civil Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Global Positioning System - GPS, Automated Cartography, Automated Topography and Database for Geographic Information System.
E-mail: veronez@unisinos.br
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Paulo Sergio Gomes Paim
PhD in Geology.
Areas of Interest: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology.
E-mail: ppaim@unisinos.br
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Rodrigo Scalise Horodyski
Sc.D in Geosciences - National program for Post-Doctoral degree - PNPD/CAPES.
Areas of Interest: Macroinvertebrate Taphonomy and Paleontology; Biostratigraphy, Taphofacies, Events of Extinction and their relationship with Taphonomy.
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Tânia Lindner Dutra
Sc.D in Geosciences.
Areas of Interest: Paleobotany and Evolution, Paleoecology and Paleontology.
E-mail: tdutra@unisinos.br
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Ubiratan Ferrucio Faccini
Sc.D in Geosciences.
Areas of Interest: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Petroleum Geology and Aquifer and Conservation Geology.
E-mail: ufaccini@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure for Master's Degree Back to menu


Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of 30 credits, distributed as follows: 6 credits of required activities and 8 credits of thesis; 10 credits of specific courses; 6 credits of related courses and/or complementary activities, where 1 credit, necessarily, corresponds to the submission of a paper to a scientific journal.

Specific Courses - Area of study: Stratigraphy and Basin Evolution
- Analysis of Architectural Elements of Sedimentary Deposits (2 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Sequence Stratigraphy (4 credits)
- Petrology of Terrigenous Clastic Sedimentary Rocks (4 credits)
- Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems (4 credits)
- Continental Depositional Systems (3 credits)
- Transitional and Shallow Marine Depositional Systems (3 credits)
- Turbidite Depositional Systems (3 credits)
- Tectonics and Sedimentation (2 credits)
- Special Topics on Stratigraphy and Basin Evolution (2 credits)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Applied Paleontology
- Biostratigraphy (4 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Ichnology (3 credits)
- Applied Ichnology (3 credits)
- Micropaleontology (4 credits)
- Ostracods (4 credits)
- Paleobotany and Palynology (4 credits)
- Paleoecology (5 credits)
- Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems (4 credits)
- Special Topics on Applied Paleontology (2 credit)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Remote Sensing and Geological Modeling
- Digital Cartography (4 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Surface and Underground Hydrology (4 credits)
- 3D Imaging and Interpretation of Outcrops (4 credits)
- Groundwater Flow Modeling (4 credits)
- Reservoir Modeling (4 credits)
- Geological and Geophysical Modeling and Models (4 credits)
- Remote Sensing Principles and Geographic Information System (4 credits)
- Artificial Neural Networks Applied to Geological Modeling (4 credits)
- Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems (4 credits)
- Special Topics on Remote Sensing and Geological Modeling (2 credits)

Course » Earth System* (2 credits)
* Required course for students without a degree in Geology, to be taken during the admission semester.

Required Activities
- Initial Master's Seminar (3 credits)
- Final Master's Seminar (3 credits)
- Thesis defense (8 credits)

Complementary Activities
- Teaching Internship for Master's Degree (2 credits)
- Publications (credits according to Qualis)

Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree consists of 35 credits, distributed as follows: 9 credits of required activities and 10 credits of dissertation; 10 credits of specific courses; 6 credits of related courses and/or complementary activities, where 2 credits, necessarily, correspond to the submission of 2 papers to a scientific journal.

Specific Courses - Area of study: Stratigraphy and Basin Evolution
- Analysis of Architectural Elements of Sedimentary Deposits (2 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Sequence Stratigraphy (4 credits)
- Petrology of Terrigenous Clastic Sedimentary Rocks (4 credits)
- Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems (4 credits)
- Continental Depositional Systems (3 credits)
- Transitional and Shallow Marine Depositional Systems (3 credits)
- Turbidite Depositional Systems (3 credits)
- Tectonics and Sedimentation (2 credits)
- Special Topics on Stratigraphy and Basin Evolution (2 credits)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Applied Paleontology
- Biostratigraphy (4 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Ichnology (3 credits)
- Applied Ichnology (3 credits)
- Micropaleontology (4 credits)
- Ostracods (4 credits)
- Paleobotany and Palynology (4 credits)
- Paleoecology (5 credits)
- Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems (4 credits)
- Special Topics on Applied Paleontology (2 credit)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Remote Sensing and Geological Modeling
- Digital Cartography (4 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Surface and Underground Hydrology (4 credits)
- 3D Imaging and Interpretation of Outcrops (4 credits)
- Groundwater Flow Modeling (4 credits)
- Reservoir Modeling (4 credits)
- Geological and Geophysical Modeling and Models (4 credits)
- Remote Sensing Principles and Geographic Information System (4 credits)
- Artificial Neural Networks Applied to Geological Modeling (4 credits)
- Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems (4 credits)
- Special Topics on Remote Sensing and Geological Modeling (2 credits)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Basin Evolution and Stratigraphy
- Analysis of architectural elements of sedimentary deposits (2 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Sequence stratigraphy (4 credits)
- Petrology of terrigenous clastic sedimentary rocks (4 credits)
- Terrigenous clastic depositional systems (4 credits)
- Continental depositional systems (3 credits)
- Transitional and shallow marine depositional systems (3 credits)
- Turbidite depositional systems (3 credits)
- Tectonics and sedimentation (2 credits)
- Special Topics on basin evolution and stratigraphy (2 credits)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Applied Paleontology
- Biostratigraphy (4 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Ichnology (3 credits)
- Applied Ichnology (3 credits)
- Micropaleontology (4 credits)
- Ostracods (4 credits) » Paleobotany and palynology (4 credits)
- Paleoecology (5 credits)
- Terrigenous clastic depositional systems (4 credits)
- Special Topics on Applied Paleontology (2 credit)

Specific Courses - Area of study: Remote Sensing and Geological Modeling
- Digital Cartography (4 credits)
- Sedimentary Dynamics (2 credits)
- Surface and underground hydrology (4 credits)
- 3D imaging and interpretation of outcrops (4 credits)
- Groundwater flow modeling (4 credits)
- Reservoir modeling (4 credits)
- Geological and geophysical modeling and models (4 credits)
- Remote sensing principles and geographic information system (4 credits)
- Artificial neural networks applied to geological modeling (4 credits)
- Terrigenous clastic depositional systems (4 credits)
- Special topics on remote sensing and geological modeling (2 credits)

Course
- Earth System* (2 credits)
* Required course for students without a degree in Geology, to be taken during the admission semester.

Required Activities
- Initial Doctorate Seminar (3 credits)
- PhD Qualifying Examination (3 credits)
- Final Doctorate Seminar (3 credits)
- Dissertation defense (10 credits)

Complementary Activities
- Teaching Internship for Doctoral Degree I (2 credits)
- Teaching Internship for Doctoral Degree II (2 credits)
- Publications (credits according to Qualis)

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Office of the Registrar for the Geology Graduate Program.
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8174
E-mail: ppggeologia@unisinos.br
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Unisinos University, São Leopoldo Campus, Sector C, Building 01, Room C01 318

Geology (MsC/Ph.D)