Geological Engineering Master Program

The Geological Engineering Master Program

Major: Geological Engineering

Major code: 8520501

Speciality: Petroleum Geophysics

I. The Master Student Outcomes


Having the in-depth knowledge related to geology, petroleum geology, also the advanced knowledge to carry out the processes of oil and gas exploration and knowledge related to the stages in the preparation of oil and gas exploration projects.

2.Professional skills

  • An ability to set up oil and gas exploration projects;
  • Having the capacity to manage stages in the oil and gas exploration process;
  • An ability to independently analyze and solve technical problems, the ability to synthesize and develop research in the field of exploration;
  • An ability to function effectively on a team in an international environment, the ability to organize research and implement projects related to the first stage of the oil and gas industry;
  • An ability to participate in teaching and researching in the field of Geological Engineering / Major in Geophysics of petroleum and some other related service technical disciplines;
  • An ability to continue as a PhD student, ability to absorb scientific and technical advances of the sector and related disciplines;
  • Having professional capacity, meeting the recruitment conditions of companies Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, universities, institutes, related production and management in the field of oil and gas; and other related field
  • Having met the English proficiency requirement equivalent to level 4/6 of Vietnam's foreign language ability framework.

3. Autonomy and responsibility

  • An ability to researchand launch important initiatives in the field of Petroleum Geophysics.
  • An ability to adapt, self-direct and guide others.
  • An ability to manage and improve technologies.

II. The curriculum

First Semester   Second Semester
No. Title Credits   No. Title Credits
1 Philosophy 3   1 Petroleum Reservoir Geology 3
2 Scientific Research Method 3   2 Advanced Seismic Data Interpretation 4
3 Advanced Geotectonics 3   3 Field Geology Project 3
4 Sedimentology and Depositional Systems 4   4 Elective 03 3
5 Elective 01 3   5 Elective 04 3
6 Elective 02 3        
  Total 19     Total 16
Third Semester   Fourth Semester
No. Title Credits   No. Title Credits
1 Advanced Well Logging 3   1 Graduation Thesis 9
2 Advanced Reservoir Modeling 4     Total 9
3 Reservoir Modeling Project 3    
4 Elective 05 3    
5 Elective 06 3    
  Total 16    

Total Credits 60


No. Title Credits
1 Geostatistics 3
2 Remote sensing and GIS 3
3 Sedimentary basin modeling 3
4 Advanced Stratigraphy 3
5 Production Geology 3
6 Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Exploration 3
7 High-resolution Electrical Resistivity , Tellua and Geo-Rada Method 3
8 Geomechanics in Petroleum Engineering 3
9 Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs 3
10 Advanced Seismic Processing 3
11 Application of Artificial Intelligence in Oil and Gas Industry 3