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Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology)

Offered by: Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia
Exam BodyCurtin University, Western Australia
Course Duration4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees29,800 per annum
Fees (International Student)44,344 per annum
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryAustralia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

The Department of Applied Geology (formerly Department of Science and Mathematics) was established in 2006. It is a pioneer department in NW Borneo (Sarawak) and is dedicated to the development of graduates in Petroleum Geology Field. It is actively serving for our students and their future employers by making outstanding contributions in research and teaching programs in the frontier areas of Geology and Petroleum Geology. Our course is supported by the Department of Applied Geology at Curtin University on the Bentley campus, Perth, Australia.

We encourage and welcome applications from qualified, interested and talented students to join our international program [Bachelor of Science – Applied Geology (Petroleum Stream)]. Students can also apply for MPhil or PhD under the registered supervisors of the department as per the University Guidelines.


Course Structure (Applied Geology)

The B.Sc. (Applied Geology) programme is primarily designed for three academic years (6 semesters) for candidates who enrol 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

Unit Code

Unit Code



1/1 7031 GEOL1005 Fundamentals of Geology 1 25
1/1 304741 PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics 25
1/1 305639 MATH1007 Pre and Introductory Calculus 25
1/1 312241 GEOL1002 Geoscience Communication 25
1/2 312242 GEOL1003 Evolving Earth Systems and Palaeontology 25
1/2 312243 GEOL1004 Geoscience, Environment and Society 25
1/2 10223 CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry 25
1/2 7032 GEOL1006 Fundamentals of Geology 2 25
2/1 312244 GEOL2003 Mineralogy and Geochemistry 25
2/1 312247 GEOL2004 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 25
2/1 9768 GEOL2007 Structural Geology 25
2/1 9770 GEOL2008 Field Geology Techniques 25
2/2 312248 GEOL2005 Igneous Petrology 25
2/2 8015 GEOL2006 Metamorphic Petrology 25
2/2 312260 GEOP2004 Geophysics for Mineral Exploration 25
2/2 9776 GEOL2009 Geological Field Mapping 25
3/1 11916 GEOL3000 Basin Analysis and Energy Resources 25
3/1 312378 GEOP3007 Petroleum Geophysics 25
3/1 9780 GEOL3009 Field Mapping of Sedimentary Basins 25
3/1 307676 v.1 PEEN3001 Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals 25
3/2 11917 GEOL3001 Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth 25
3/2 3496 GEOL3008 Environmental Geoscience 25
3/2 307666 PEEN3000 Formation Evaluation 25
3/2 312264 GEOL3006 Petroleum Geology Project 25

 * Updated course structures for 2015

Entry Requirements

Minimum English language entry requirements

International English
Language Testing System
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C6
GCE ‘O’ Level C


Cut-off scores

GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Cut-off scores key:

GCE: General Cerificate of Education
STPM: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB: International Baccalaureate
ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India: Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka: GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for advanced level/HSC Grades GCE/GCSE: A grade = 5 points; B grade = 4 points; C grade = 3 points; D grade = 2 points; E grade = 1 point
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM: A = 5 points; A- or B+ = 4 points; B = 3 points; B- or C+ = 2 points; C = 1 point
UEC Points Aggregate Grades Conversion: A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 = 6, B4 = 5, B5 = 4, B6 = 3, C7 = 2, C8 =1, F9 = 0
UEC selected subjects: Mathematics, Advance Mathematics I, Advance Mathematics II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Bookkeeping and Accounts, Accounting Economics, History, and Geography.
Note: Scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.


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Intake Months

Feb & July

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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