Bachelor of Science in Geology
The B.Sc. degree program at the geology department is offered for concentration tracks in Applied Geology and in Petroleum Geology. Fundamental principles in geosciences are provided to both tracks through theoretical, laboratory and fieldwork. At the specialization level, students of the applied geology track are given knowledge in disciplines focusing on applications related to economic geology and groundwater resources. In petroleum geology track, the emphasis is given to knowledge in hydrocarbon sources and exploration. The students of both tracks are also given adequate skills in geoinformatics and environmental analysis. Students receive training in research through both preparation of a research project at the final year of their education and participation in the research projects of the department. The preparation of students for work places in private or state companies and agencies is performed through internship, regular visits and projects.
- To serve the national interest by graduating students capable to work in the different domains of geosciences.
- Prepare the students with sufficient knowledge of fundamental principles geosciences
- Improve the students’ capacity in research in order to prepare them for further postgraduate studies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of basic theoretical concepts and practical models of geosystems.
- Conduct laboratory experiments and analyze results.
- Collect, competently record, and interpret diverse field data: including material sampling, processing and data interpretation to answer basic questions about terrains and their histories.
- Solve problems relevant to the geological disciplines, including assessment of terrains for their material, mineral, water and hydrocarbon resource potential and geohazards.
- Prepare map, geophysical and lithological logs and interpret photographic and digital terrain imagery.
- Accomplish self-management and co-operation in teamwork within the frame of basic safety precautions in the field and laboratory.
- Communicate professionally through both oral presentation and in writing of scientific documents.
- Demonstrate competence in search and review of the scientific literature.
- Evaluate the impact of the exploration for and exploitation of natural resources on the society at local and global scales in terms of managing natural resources, environmental impacts and climate change.
- Apply the guidelines of the profession in respect to scientific integrity and ethics in accordance with current practices.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. CH:39)
Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)
|ESPU102||Introduction to Academic English For Science||3.000|
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)
Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)
Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)
|MATH105||Calculus I 2||3.000|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (4.00 hours)
|GEOL499||Field Geology 4||4.000|
4 : Also counts towards the Major
Applied Geology Track
Petroleum Geology Track
Upon the approval of the Department, the student may select a total of 18 Credit Hours from a specific minor (18.00 hours)