Course Structure (Applied Geology)
Teaching And Learning
The B.Sc. (Applied Geology) programme is primarily designed for three academic years (6 semesters) for candidates who enter the University in February intake.
The students who enroll at the July intake for Applied Geology, require 3 ½ years to complete the course as some of the prerequisites are not offered in July. During each semester students normally enroll in 4 units, give 25 credits each. 600 credits are required to complete the course.
Year / Sem
|1/1||312241||Geoscience Communication 101||25|
|1/2||312242||Evolving Earth Systems and Palaeontology 102||25|
|1/2||312243||Geoscience, Environment and Society 102||25|
|1/2||10223||Introduction to Chemistry 180||25|
|2/1||312244||Mineralogy and Geochemistry 201||25|
|2/1||312247||Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 201||25|
|2/1||9768||Structural Geology 201||25|
|2/1||9770||Field Geology Techniques 291||25|
|2/2||312248||Igneous Petrology 202||25|
|2/2||8015||Metamorphic Petrology 202||25|
|2/2||312260||Introduction to Geophysical Mineral Exploration Methods 243||25|
|2/2||9776||Geological Field Mapping 292||25|
|3/1||11916||Basin Analysis and Energy Resources 301||25|
|3/1||312378||Petroleum Geophysics 344||25|
|3/1||9780||Field Mapping of Sedimentary Basins 391||25|
|3/1||307676 v.1||Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals 423||25|
|3/2||11917||Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth 302||25|
|3/2||3496||Environmental Geoscience 302||25|
|3/2||307666||Formation Evaluation 323||25|
|3/2||312264||Petroleum Geology Project 392||25|
Description of the course
Applied Geology: Our Course is structured in consultation with industry and designed to provide professional training in exploration and applied geology. They combine a comprehensive theoretical background in the subject with a strong emphasis on practical applications. The program aims to develop an appreciation of earth processes, a broad understanding of all major branches of the science, specific skills in field and laboratory work, and an awareness of the role of geology in environmental matters.
What are the entry requirements?
STPM/ A Level – best 3 subjects excluding General paper. (minimum 5 points)
Senior Middle 3 MICSS – 5 passes inclusive of English (min. 5 B grades)
Other qualifications as matriculated by Curtin University of Technology Sarawak.
Can the credits transfer to Curtin, Perth?
Every aspect of the academic programs including course materials and examinations delivered at the Miri Campus are identical to the Curtin programs offered in Perth. Therefore students can transfer their credits to Curtin’s Bently Campus in Perth if they want to continue their studies at Curtin, Perth in Australia. Likewise Australian students can transfer to Sarawak.
What are the career opportunities?
Applied Geology: Applied and exploration aspects of the course account for the strong industry demand for Curtin Geology graduates. Students attend four field camps of about 10 weeks duration during the course, including the preparing of geological maps of selected areas. Vacation employment in the oil and gas industry provides further experience. Most students seek employment in the oil and gas industry while others choose to be employed by companies dealing with groundwater studies or environmental sciences.