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Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology

The goals of B.Sc. in Applied Geology program are to:

1. Produce graduates with solid foundation in applied geosciences and with the ability to apply this knowledge in the practice of various fields related to geoscience.

2. Produce graduates skilful in commonly used applied geoscience techniques and with the ability to design and implement research in geoscience and related fields.

3. Produce graduates who are qualified, knowledgeable and possess appropriate skills to serve earth-resource based industries and capable of developing and implementing projects involving earth material.

4. Produce graduates with self-learning and problem solving skills that are pertinent in various careers.


Benefits

At the end of the program, the graduate with a B.Sc. in Applied Geology degree will be able to:-

1. Understand the geological concepts and principles and be able to apply this knowledge in the practice of applied geology as well as actively seek and apply latest knowledge to adapt to requirements and changes in the work place in a scientific, professional and ethical manner;

2. Adopt a systematic and evidence-based approach to the practice of applied geology as well as analyse issues and evaluate the proper and efficient use of resources;

3. Appreciate the need for sustainable development of the environment in the practice of applied geology and the importance of responsible, personal, social and cultural inter-relationships;

4. Value the importance of ethics and the need for professionalism in the practice of geology as well as upholding the interests of clients, the profession and society;

5. Communicate information, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and also be a responsible and productive team player with good inter-personal skills;

6. Utilize, apply and adopt scientific methods in the practice of applied geology and problem solving for clients, as well as appreciate the need for self-assessment and improvement in meeting the demands of industry and society;

7. Actively apply information technology in the practice of applied geology and enrich knowledge through life-long learning; and

8. Apply experience and knowledge in geology to explore opportunities in the word of entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunity

In our rapidly developing nation, graduates in geology have excellent career opportunities. Graduates from the Department have excelled in their career in both the public and private sectors, in various fields such as academic, mining, petroleum industry, engineering geology and the construction sector. There is an increase in demand for geology graduates. Expertise in geology is also required in the construction of infrastructures, the chemical industries, mitigation of natural hazards and environmental monitoring.

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED GEOLOGY SESSION 2017/2018

(128 CREDITS)

UNIVERSITY COURSES (20 CREDITS)

COURSE CODE

 

COURSE NAME

 

CREDIT

GIG1001

The Islamic and Asian Civilization

2

GIG1002 / 1006*

Ethnic Relations / Introduction to Malaysia (* Specifically only for International students)

2

GIG1003

Basic Entrepreneurship Culture

2

GIG1004

Information Literacy

2

GIG1005

Social Engagement

2

GLTXXXX

English Language Communication

6

GKN/GKR/GKV

Co-Curriculum

2

GIA-GIXXXXX

External Faculty Electives Courses (EFEC)

2

CORE PROGRAMME COURSES (71 CREDITS)

FACULTY CORE COURSES (8 CREDITS) [TF]

COURSE

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

CREDIT

SIX1001

Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

 

3

SIX1002

Ethics and Safety

 

2

SIX1005

Geostatistics

 

3

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES (63 CREDITS) [TP]

LEVEL 1 (14 CREDITS)

COURSE

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

CREDIT

SIG1001

Introduction to the Earth

 

2

SIG1002

Earth surface processes

 

2

SIG1003

Structures and Geological Maps

 

3

SIG1004

Basic mineralogy

 

4

SIG1005

Introduction to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

 

3

LEVEL 2 (28 CREDITS)

COURSE

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

CREDIT

SIG2001

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

SIG1004

4

SIG2002

Geochemistry

SIG1001 & SIG1004

3

SIG2003

Structural Geology I

SIG1003

3

SIG2004

Sedimentology

SIG1004 & SIG1005

4

SII2001

Engineering Geology I

SIG1003

3

SII2002

Applied Geology Field Course

SIG1003, SIG1004 & SIG1005

8

KIA2002

Soil Mechanics

 

3

LEVEL 3 (21 KREDIT)

COURSE

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

CREDIT

SIG3001

Geology of Malaysia

SIG1001, SIG1002 & SIG1003

3

SII3001

Gravity and Magnetic Methods

SIG1001 & SIG1002

2

SII3002

Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry

SIG1002

3

SII3003

Seismic Refraction and Electrical Methods

SIG1001 & SIG1002

3

SII3004

Industrial Attachment

SII2002

10

PROGRAMME ELECTIVES COURSES ( 30 CREDITS) [EP]

LEVEL 2

COURSE

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

CREDIT

SIG2008

Environmental Geology

 

2

SIG2009

Geohydrology

 

3

SIG2010

GIS Applications in Geosciences

SIG1003

3

SIG2011

Geological Laboratory Analytical Techniques

SIG1004 & SIG1005

3

SIG2012

Geological Data Analysis

SIX1005

3

SIG2013

Introduction to Engineering Geology

SIG1003

3

SIG2014

Karst Landscape and Conservation

SIG1001 & SIG1002

2

LEVEL 3

COURSE

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

CREDIT

SIG3003

Economic Geology

SIG1004 & SIG1005

3

SIG3004

Geological Hazards

 

3

SIG3006

Stratigraphic Methods

SIG2004

3

SIG3007

Geology of South East Asia

SIG3001

2

SIG3008

Petroleum Geology

SIG2004

4

SIG3009

Organic Petrology

SIG2004

3

SIG3010

Structural Geology II

SIG2003

2

SII3005

Practical Geohydrology

SIG2009

4

SII3006

Engineering Geology II

SII2001

2

SII3007

Seismic Reflection and Borehole Geophysics

SIG1001 & SIG1002

2

 

SII3008

 

Special Topic in Applied Geology

All 2nd LEVEL COMPULSORY COURSES

 

2

(I) FACULTY ELECTIVE COURSES (7 CREDITS) [EF] **

** Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialization

(Please refer to Electives Faculty Courses)


Entry Requirement

 

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

MG44

Sarjana Muda Sains Geologi Gunaan

(7 Semester)

 

Aliran: Sains

  • Passed STPM with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level for any two (2) in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T
  • Geography

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET



Aliran : Sains

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation for any two (2)  in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics/Engineering Physics
  • Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry
  • Mathematics

 

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Aliran : Sains

  • A Diploma of Higher Learning Institute or other recognized institution in the field of the program being applied with at least a CGPA of 3.00

    or

     

  • Passed STPM not in current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirement as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level for any two (2) in the following subjects:
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T
    • Geography

       

      or

       

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirement as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation for any two (2)  in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics/Engineering Physics
  • Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry
  • Mathematics

 

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET



 

Aliran: Sains

  • Obtained a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B for any two (2) in the following subjects:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

       

      or

       

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with at least 30 points  of score and obtained Grade 5 Higher Level for any two (2) in the following subjects:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

       

      or

       

  • An Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) qualification with at least Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  total of 80% and obtained at least 16 points of score (High Achievement) for any two (2) in the following subjects:
    • Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics

       

      or

       

  • A American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) qualification in science stream with at least CGPA of 3.00  and at least grade B for any two (2) in the following subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

or

 

  • A minimum Band 4 IELTS

or

 

Obtained score at least 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL



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Intake Schedule

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Fees

RM8,260.00 (Local)

Click here (International)

Last Update: November 07, 2017

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