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MSc Applied Geosciences - General Applied Geosciences

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

146000 HKD
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583

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About this course

What will this MSc give you?

  • The chance to study at one of the top universities in the World in a department with a high research rating
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge and professional skills, taught by specialist academics and expert practitioners
  • Practice in applying theory in practical applications (Engineering Geology Themes)
  • Contacts, career advice and inspiration

Under this theme students with an interest in the geosciences have some freedom to select courses to suit their needs.


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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the Engineering Geology Theme, the Engineering Geology with HKIE Approved Courses Theme and the Environmental Geology Theme should possess a Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in Science, Engineering or a related subject. Applicants for the other themes should possess a Bachelor’s degree with First or Second Class Honours in any subject.

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Course Modules

General Applied Geosciences Theme

Core courses (39 credits)

  • GEOS7010 *Geology principles and practice (6 credits)
  • GEOS7011 Advanced geology of Hong Kong (6 credits) OR
  • GEOS7033 Geology of Hong Kong (6 credits)
  • GEOS7020 Project I (3 credits)
  • GEOS7021 Geological fieldwork I (3 credits)
  • GEOS7035 *Intermediate Geology (6 credits)
  • GEOS8002 Professional practice in applied geosciences (3 credits)
  • GEOS8003 Seminars on unforeseen ground conditions,
  • geotechnical and environmental failures (3 credits)
  • GEOS8020 Project II (9 credits)

* Graduates in Earth Sciences cannot take this course as a core course. They must take course(s) worth 6 credits in its place.

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How to Apply

Applications should be submitted early in the year and in no case after April 30 and June 30 for non-local and local applications respectively. Programme details can be downloaded from http://www.scifac.hku.hk/pg/prospective/tpg

Online application can be accessed via http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg

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