Universiti Sains Malaysia Geology

By | August 7, 2018

Universiti Sains Malaysia Geology

Universiti Sains Malaysia Geology,

Master of Science – Applied Geophysics
The objectives of this programme are to equip postgraduates with a solid foundation in the field of applied geophysics; the ability to relate various Geoscience disciplines, concepts and practices; the capability to translate their knowledge and skills into practice; and the skills and motivation to pursue a doctoral programme.
Course Structure
The programme consists of 40 units of the following four core courses, three elective courses and one compulsory research project.
Semester I

  • Potential Field Exploration Methods (core – 4 units)
  • Seismic Interpretation (core – 4 units)
  • Geoenvironmental Issues (elective – 2 units)
  • Formation Evaluation (core – 4 units)
  • Remote Sensing Applications (core – 4 units)
  • Engineering Geoscience (elective – 2 units)
  • Petroleum Geoscience (elective – 2 units)

Semester II

  • Research Project (compulsory – 20 units)

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Physics
Admission Requirements
Applicants should possess the following:

  • BSc (Hons) in Geophysics / Geology minimum CGPA of 2.75/4 or equivalent.
  • BSc in Geophysics / Geology or equivalent with several years of experience in a relevant field.

Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM’s Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

(Applicable for Malaysian Applicants Only)

  • MUET Band 4


  • Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters