• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #200 (QS) Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
The aim of this Geology program at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed in geology, with an emphasis on geological methods related to petroleum and mineral exploration. Special emphasis is placed on instrumentation, field techniques, and computer modelling for data processing and interpretation.
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Learning Outcomes:

  • After successfully finishing this Geology Program, the students shall have the ability
  • To apply mathematics, science, and fundamental geology to explorational or engineering geological problems;
  • To identify, formulate, and solve practical explorational or engineering geological problems;
  • To describe and interpret geological formations, to prepare geological maps;
  • To conduct laboratory measurements, use basic  laboratory instruments, equipments  and computers to analyze and interpret data;
  • To work in a professional environment, either in the field, the lab, or the office;
  • To communicate effectively in written and spoken English,  including by means of multimedia tools;
  • To work effectively in teams, including interdisciplinary teams, in order to solve problems relevant to Geology;
  • To understand their professional and ethical responsibilities;
  • To understand the impact of mineral exploration and exploitation on the society and environment;
  • To engage in lifelong learning in their selected field.


We believe that King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals offers people like you an outstanding opportunity to make your mark as a faculty member and further your academic career in an exciting and dynamic environment. You will enjoy excellent teaching facilities and the chance to teach the top 5% of students in the kingdom. In addition, academics at KFUPM have access to some of the highest funded research programs for in various disciplines of science & engineering anywhere in the world. We also encourage members of faculty to develop individual research projects which could potentially lead to ground-breaking innovations in the energy and high tech sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physical Geology 
  • Historical Geology 
  • Paleontology and Biostratigraphy 
  • Mineralogy and Optics 
  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 
  • Regional Geology
  • Petrology
  • Field Geology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • He should have earned the secondary school certificate, or its equivalent from inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • He should have majored in the natural sciences only.
  • He should have obtained the secondary school certificate in a period of less than 3 years prior to the date of application, i.e, he should have graduated this year or last year.

Tuition Fee

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    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Dhahran

  • 2665 - 3000 SAR/month
    Living Costs

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