First year

Study programme – first year

Modules offered in the 1st year of the study programme. The list below gives the following information: Course unit description, Coordination (UP: University of Poitiers, UA: University of Aveiro, TUC: Technical University of Crete, UFRGS : Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul); if the module is compulsory (C) or elective (E); teaching volume and number of ECTS.

Period P1: September to January – University of Poitiers

  • UP: Characterization of crystal structures using diffraction techniques – Part 1 and Part 2 (6 ECTS – 50h – C).
  • UP: Characterization of crystal structures using diffraction techniques – Part1 and Part 2 (3 ECTS S1 and 3 ECTS S2 – 50h – C).
  • UP: Characterization of crystal chemistry using spectroscopic techniques (6 ECTS – 50h – C).
  • UP: Crystal growth, experiments and simulations (6 ECTS – 50h – C).
  • UP: Microstructure and physical properties of hydrated clays (6 ECTS – 50h – C).
  • UP: Interface between clay minerals and aqueous solutions: experiment and modeling (3 ECTS – 25h – C).
  • UP: Molecular modeling (3 ECTS – 25h – C).
  • UP: Language training: English (3 ECTS – C)

Period P2: January to March – University of Poitiers

  • UP: Clay minerals in geological systems, impact on the formation, exploration, and exploitation of mineral and energetic resources from sub-surface environments – Field trip – laboratory work (6 ECTS – lectures: 25h – C).
  • UP: identification and quantification of soil components: impact on the retention and transfer of nutrients and pollutants (industrial and agricultural) and on carbon storage in soils – Field trip – laboratory work (6 ECTS – lectures: 25h – C).
  • UA: Methodologies of environmental remediation, part 1 (3 ECTS – lectures: 24h – C).
  • UP: Language training: English (3 ECTS – C).

The period P3 can be performed in one of the institutions of the consortium or elsewhere (third academic or private laboratories).

  • UP : Language training: English (3 ECTS – E).
  • UP-UA-TUC-UFRGS: First year master project (9-12 ECTS – C).