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Petroleum Geosciences - Geophysics, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #268 (QS) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
At the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, we offer students a modern educational program leading to a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Geosciences. We have a strong research effort focused on local and regional geology. The Petroleum Geosciences Graduate Program at Khalifa University offers students the opportunity to pursue M.Sc. ad Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Geosciences.
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Overview

The Petroleum Geosciences Department at Khalifa University is an internationally recognized center of excellence in education and research in petroleum geology and geophysics, and will be the leading university center of geosciences education, continuing education, and research in the Middle East.

The Petroleum Geosciences Department provides high-quality education in geology and geophysics to prepare students for a wide range of successful and socially and ethically responsible professional careers. Graduates can join both the local and international petroleum industry or may find career opportunities in governmental and non-governmental companies. PhD graduates can also choose to pursue academic careers with universities in the UAE and abroad.

The BSc in Petroleum Geosciences program aims to provide a high-quality education in petroleum geology and geophysics and to produce graduates for successful, and socially and ethically responsible, careers in the petroleum industry and other geosciences sectors. The program offers a blend of geology and geophysics as they relate to the discovery and exploitation of oil and gas.

The degree program also offers an optional concentration in Petroleum Geophysics for students who wish to focus on this specific area of the geosciences. The strengths of the Petroleum Geosciences curricula include an emphasis on geosciences project work and use of modern software applications. In addition, emphasis is placed on the development of professional skills during coursework. Petroleum Geosciences laboratories, including a computer laboratory, are well equipped, and up-to-date geophysical equipment is available for field exercises. The program features a summer field geology course for students following the Petroleum Geosciences curriculum, and a summer internship in industry for students of the concentration in Petroleum Geophysics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus I
  • General Chemistry I
  • English Communication I
  • Engineering Design
  • University Physics II
  • Economics/Business 
  • Introduction to Computing using Matlab

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a UAE Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in Advanced Stream – Ministry of Education or Physics Stream – Abu Dhabi Education Council with a minimum overall achievement of 80%, and a minimum score of 80% in Mathematics or equivalent
  • American System -  Complete 12 years; Minimum GPA 3.0 (or equivalent) on scale of 4; Mathematics in 3 of last 3 years, Physics in 2 of last 3 years, and Chemistry in 1 of last 3 years; Minimum score of 80 in Mathematics; At least 1 science (Chemistry or Physics) in last year
  • British System - Total of 8 courses 5 - O level including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry , 3 - AS/A levels including Mathematics, and (Physics or Chemistry); Minimum grade of C in all courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    808 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    808 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  •  AED 3,333 per credit hour 

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

  • 5000 - 8600 AED/month
    Living Costs

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