Department of Earth Science and Engineering

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Our research

Earth and Planets

Research in this area focuses on understanding the deep Earth, surface processes and the evolution of solid bodies within our solar system. Find out more about earth and planets.

Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering

Research in this area focuses on petroleum reservoir engineering, petroleum geology, petroleum geophysics and carbon-dioxide capture and sequestration. Find out more about petroleum geoscience and engineering.

Energy, Environment, Modelling and Minerals

Research in this area focuses on modelling  renewable energy supply, the sustainable production of earth resources, and mitigating environmental impacts and risks. Find out more about energy, environment, modelling and minerals.


Study Earth Science and Engineering

Interested in Earth Science? 

Our department has just been rated top in the Complete University Guide 2017 course rankings for Geology.

If you want to know more about studying in our department and about courses that are available to you, come along to:

  • One of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering's open days (click here for more information)
  • An Imperial College open day (click here for more information)
  • One of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering's summer taster days (click here for more information)


The best possible training to enable the development of observational and field skills with the fundamental science required to understand Earth processes and systems. Find out more about undergraduate courses.

Taught postgraduate

First class facilities and supervision with academic excellence. Find out more about postgraduate study.


Opportunities which cover the full range of Earth Science-related fields. Find out more about PhD opportunities in the Department.