Bachelor of Engineering – Geosciences and Energy Resources

In 2023, you cannot apply for the bachelor's programme in Geosciences and Energy Resources.

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3 years, 6 semesters

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In 2023, you cannot apply for the bachelor's programme in Geosciences and Energy Resources.

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Kamilla has a Bachelor of Engineering in Earth and Energy Resources.

Time has come for an energy shift, therefore less fossil energy and more energy mix. The shift involves the use of both renewable and fossil energy to achieve sustainable development.

At the same time, population growth, increased living standards and energy demand contribute to societal challenges in the transition to a low-carbon society.

In the bachelor's program in Earth and Energy Resources, we address these challenges. The study will increase your understanding of:

  • The geological resources needed for the energy mix
  • The exploration and development of these resources
  • The roles of each type of energy in the energy mix
  • Reduction of the carbon content from energy emissions

A bachelor's degree in Earth and Energy Resources gives several opportunities for master degree programs depending on subject combinations in the bachelor's degree. You can apply for master's studies in Energy, Reservoir and Earth Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Computational Engineering and Risk Analysis.

The subsurface, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere

As a student in the bachelor's program in Earth and Energy Resources, you will gain insight into the connection between the subsurface, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere.

The energy resources are the result of geological processes in the planet. The subsurface contributes to approx. 80% of the energy mix and therefore the understanding of geological processes in the subsurface is importance for the transition to sustainable energy production.

The proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be reduced, for example, by storing CO2 in reservoirs in the subsurface. At the same time, this can provide sustainable production of hydrocarbons that can meet the world's increasing energy needs. In addition, knowledge of the subsurface is essential in the development of mining (both onshore and offshore), geothermal energy, heat storage, and hydrogen storage. Water, wind and solar energy are otherwise mainly related to the earth's surface and atmosphere, but are also dependent on geology.

The UN's sustainability goals are the world's joint work plan to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change by 2030. With a bachelor's degree in Earth and Energy Resources, you gain expertise that contributes directly to the work of achieving the goals for a better world.

  • UN Sustainability Goal No. 6: Clean water and good sanitation
  • UN Sustainability Goal No. 7: Clean energy for all
  • UN Sustainability Objective No. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • UN Sustainability Goal No. 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • UN Sustainability Goal No. 13: Stop climate change
  • UN Sustainability Goal 14: Life at Sea
  • UN Sustainability Goal No. 15: Life on land
National Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

The research centre NCS2030 will find solutions that maximize the value creation of energy resources on the Norwegian continental shelf, while at the same time achieving the net zero emission (NZE) goals.

Expectations NCS2030

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Student life in Stavanger

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Student exchange

  • All countries
See our students' presentation on Earth and Energy Resources.
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Your student union

About Synergy

Synergy is the student union for geosciences, reservoir and computational students at the University of Stavanger.


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Department of Energy Resources
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Our department

Department of Energy Resources

The Department of Energy Resources is a strong academic environment with international top-level research and education.

Illustrasjonsbilder til studieprogrammet Computational Engineering. Aksel Hiorth og Tonje Hovden. Foto: Mari Løvås

The department boasts an international environment, with scientific staff conducting research into energy resources, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geology.

The study programmes at the department cover search and exploration of petroleum and natural resources. Internationalization is a priority, with the development of study programs taught in English and high mobility among scientific staff and students.