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MoA between School of Physics USM and Hotayi Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

29 July 2022  -  A collaborative agreement between School of Physics and Hotayi Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd was signed on 29th July 2022. This collaboration is based on 3 main focus: Industrial training placements for final year students Knowledge transfer activities between industry and academia Potential research and staff exchange

Undergraduate Geophysics Field Trip To Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi

Undergraduate Geophysics Field Trip To Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi

18 June 2022 – A group of 3rd-year Geophysics Undergraduate students has conducted a field trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi, Kedah. The field trip was part of the compulsory report assessment for course programmes ZGE 461 Advance Geology and ZGE 479 Geology Oceanography. Students departed from the School...

Geophysics Field Camp

Geophysics Field Camp

26-27 June-2022 ; 2-3-July-2022 : Second-year USM Geophysics students used geophysical techniques (2-D resistivity, seismic refraction, ground magnetic, gravity, and remote sensing) to investigate subsurface characteristics in Penang. This field camp is one of the activities in the ZGT295 course that provides students with hands-on experience handling equipment (data acquisition)...

2022 Geophysics Field Camp

26-27 June-2022 ; 2-3-July-2022 : Second-year USM Geophysics students used geophysical techniques (2-D resistivity, seismic refraction, ground magnetic, gravity, and remote sensing) to investigate subsurface characteristics in Penang. This field camp is one of the activities in the ZGT295 course that provides students with hands-on experience handling equipment (data acquisition)...

Mineral Exploration Using Geophysical Methods

Mineral Exploration Using Geophysical Methods

20-26 April 2022- Geophysics team conducted a study on mineral exploration using geophysical methods (2-D resistivity, Induced Polarization, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and magnetic) at Perak. In addition to the hilly, swampy and sunny study area, the project was conducted during the fasting month. The study was led by Assoc....

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Course Structure

The programme consists of 40 units of the following four core courses, three elective courses and one compulsory research projects.

Semester I

  • Potential Field Exploration Methods ( core - 4 units )
  • Seismic Interpretation ( core - 4 units )
  • Geoenviromental Issues ( elective - 2 units )

Semester II

  • Formation Evaluation ( core - 4 units )
  • Remote Sensing Applications ( core - 4 units )
  • Engineering Geoscience ( elective - 2 units )
  • Petroleum Geoscience ( elective - 2 units )
  • Research Project ( compulsory - 20 units )

Expertise available in the following School : School of Physics - www.usm.my/phy

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following :

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

Duration

  • Full-time : Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
  • Part-time : Min 4 semesters / Max 8 semesters

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