School of Physics - Universiti Sains Malaysia

Master Of Science Degree Programme in Applied Geophysics (Mixed Mode)

Master of Science Degree Programme in Applied Geophysics (Mixed Mode) 

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.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)



Programme Learning Outcome (PLO)



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 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

  • Not Applicable


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

The Dean, School of Physics,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 USM,
Penang, Malaysia

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