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. The 1st and 2nd editions took place successfully in 2011-2012 and in 2013-214 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 7-11, 2015
Module 2 : November 9-13, 2015
Module 3 : January 11-15, 2016
Module 4 : March 14-18, 2016
Technical report deadline : May 30, 2016


Registration Form


CHF 5'900.-
The fees do not include transportation to and from Neuchâtel, accomodation and meals during the modules.
Fee to follow a single module :  CHF 1'400.-


Sabine Erb
Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics
University of Neuchâtel
Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel
+41 32 718 26 00


Deadline for application

Registration is still possible for Module 4 !


September 7-11, 2015
November 9-13, 2015
January 11-15, 2016
March 14-18, 2016


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 of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH-2000 Neuchâtel


Prof. Stephen Miller, CHYN
Prof. Benoît Valley, CHYN
Dr. François Vuataz, CHYN


Dr. François Vuataz
Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
University of Neuchâtel



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