LUC Malaysia | MSc in Applied Geology


Master of Science in Applied Geology KPT/JPS(PA 8791)03/23

The M.Sc. Applied Geology under Faculty of Science is a well-balanced program designed to impart knowledge in Geology along with specialization in mining geology, structural geology, engineering geology, paleo bio geology, sedimentology, hydro geology and mineralogy. The modules would be taught by experienced and highly qualified academic staff or experts in the field of Applied Geology. Each student must complete the core courses to gain basic understanding about Geology and the application in which it is developed. Once completing the core courses,the students can choose to specialize in research and development.The all-inclusive broad based training in independent thinking, research and development, environmental development, advocacy, technology deployment, manufacturing, societal aspects,and nation building related to the application of geo-science are necessary for making transition into economy and to compete head on with the global workforce.

The programme of Master of Science in Applied Geology will produce Geologists who are able to :

  • Describe the importance of theories and concepts of applied geology to work successfully by applying practical skills.

  • Design projects taking into consideration factors like ethical situation, social and organizational values for application of a broad range of geology concepts in education, business, professional services and government sectors.

  • Identify technology critically and scientifically, to develop managerial skills about wider issues in construction organization for acquiring leadership roles to keep up with evolving technology.

  • Utilize expertise of applied geology for problem-based learning for enhancing lifelong learning skills in keeping abreast of the developments in the industry by satisfying ever more demanding safety, sustainability and technological criteria.

The M.Sc. in Applied Geology,Faculty of Science is designed to provide the students, academic and technicalskills in broad areas to enable them to find their niche in, government sector,public advocacy, legislation, academics, and manufacturing. Students alsopursue further study such as PhD and work in education sector. Jobs related tothis degree include:

· Engineering geologist
· Geochemist
· Geophysicist/field seismologist
· Geoscientist
· Hydrogeologist
· Mudlogger
· Wellsite geologist
· Drilling engineer
· Environmental consultant
· Minerals surveyor
· Sustainability consultant

Full Time : 18 Months.
Part Time : 36 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 MAG1013 Fundamentals of Geology 3
2 MAG1023 Crystallography & Mineralogy 3
3 MAG1033 Geomorphology 3
4 MAG1043 Structural Geology 3
5 MAG1053 Igneous Petrology 3
6 MAG2063 Metamorphic Petrology 3
7 MAG2073 Mineral Exploration 3
8 MAG2083 Sedimentology 3
9 MAG2093 Geological Hazards 3
10 MAG2103 Research Methodology 3
11 MAG3113 Paleo Biogeology 3
Elective (choose any three modules from the following):
12 MAG3123 Computer Application in Geology 3
13 MAG3133 Mining Geology 3
14 MAG3143 Engineering Geology 3
15 MAG3153 Geohydrology 3
16 MAG3163 Mineral Economics 3
17 MAG4166 Project 6

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Geosciences with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate, Or
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Geosciences or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.

Duration : 18 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Master