Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Our research, studying and Twitter

PhD student Maryam in the Natural Magnetism Lab in White City

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.

Natural Resources Geoscience and Engineering

Research in this area focuses on the extraction of energy and related resources from the subsurface coupled with minimisation of environmental impact, including carbon capture and storage. Find out more about natural resources geoscience and engineering.

Computational Geoscience and Engineering

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 computational geoscience and engineering.


Study Earth Science and Engineering

Interested in Earth Science? 

Our department has been ranked 2nd for Geology in the Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2021.

If you want to know more about studying in our department and about courses that are available to you, attend our Virtual Open Week: Imperial360 Live, 21-26 June 2021.


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 or email the Admissions Tutor with your queries.

Taught postgraduate

First class facilities and supervision with academic excellence. Technical support and teaching which has facilitated remote fieldwork during Covid-19 isolation. Find out more about postgraduate study, including the Metals and Energy Finance MSc a joint programme between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and Imperial College Business School.


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