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. Four editions took place successfully since 2011 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 07 - 11, 2020
Module 2 - November 09 - 13, 2020
Module 3 - January 11 - 15, 2021
Module 4 - March 08 - 12, 2021

Technical report deadline 
May 31, 2021


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
Tél. +41 32 718 26 00



Deadline for application

July 15, 2020

Possibility to register to individual modules still possible.


Module 1 - September 07 - 11, 2020

Module 2 - November 09 - 13, 2020

Module 3 - January 11 - 15, 2021

Module 4 - March 08 - 12, 2021

Technical report deadline
May 31, 2021


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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
2000 Neuchâtel


Prof. Stephen Miller, CHYN
Prof. Benoît Valley, CHYN
Dr. Giona Preisig, CHYN


Dr. Giona Preisig
Sabine Erb
Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN)
University of Neuchâtel