Bachelor of Science (BSc) Applied Geology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Increasing global populations are placing unprecedented demands on limited earth resources, whilst extensive and often, uncontrolled development is exposing man to natural hazards that arise from the operation of various earth processes. The need for skilled geologists, especially in light of the current upswing of natural disaster related devastations is imperative for the continued survival of human and natural life. From detailed discussions of plate tectonics to the focus of natural resource exploration, students are educated into the intricacies of geology via lectures, laboratory practicals, tutorials, assignments and field trips.

Graduates in the Applied Geology programme are equipped with an extensive background in all aspects of the earth sciences and will have the ability to carry out individual research. They will have been trained in all aspects of preparing geological reports from the inception of the idea, through data acquisition and analysis as well as formulation and presentation of the results both in verbal and written formats.

This programme is a major in Applied Geology. Upon graduation, candidates will be conferred with Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Companies
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Geotechnical Engineering Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Institutes of Higher Education
  • Oil and Gas Industries
  • Mining Companies

Course Modules

Core Subjects:

  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) I&II
  • Information Skills
  • Geostatistics
  • Origins and Philosophy of Science
  • Introduction to Earth
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Geological Structures and Maps
  • Mineralogy
  • Introduction to Mineral, Rock and Fossil
  • Geochemistry I&II
  • Geology of Malaysia
  • Tectonics and Earth History
  • Mineral Deposits
  • Igneous Petrology I&II
  • Geophysics
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Structural Geology I&II
  • Chemical Sedimentology
  • Clastic Sedimentology
  • Igneous Petrology Practical I&II
  • Field Methods in Applied Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Laboratory Analytical Techniques
  • Environmental Geology
  • Marine Geology
  • Engineering Geology I&II
  • Gemmology
  • Geological Data Analysis
  • Micropaleontology
  • Economic Geology
  • Geology of South East Asia
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Hydrogeology Practical
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Organic Petrology

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Geology Department
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4203
Fax: +6(03)7967 5149

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