GE Curriculum

Undergraduate Curriculum in Geological Engineering

The purpose of Geological Engineering (GE) Program is to produce highly qualified geological engineers with expertise in Petroleum Geophysics.

Program Educational Objectives

It is expected that within a few years of graduation Geological Engineering graduates will:

  1. Be practical, employable and qualified geological engineers in professional careers as practicing petroleum geophysicists engaged in exploration and development activities associated with the production of oil and gas reserves;
  2. Continue their professional development and become professional managers for enterprises of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, multinational companies, and/or become scientists for research institutes and universities;
  3. Keep their education up to date through self-instruction and other training to meet the challenges of the competitive, modern and dynamic workplace.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes of our Geological Engineering Program are the same as those required by ABET for any engineering program to receive accreditation. The Geological Engineering graduates will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Requirements (154 Credits)

First Semester Second Semester
No Course ID Courses Credits Course ID Courses Credits
1 SOC01301 Philosophy of Marxism and
3 ENG41301 English 1 3
2 MAT11301 Calculus 1 3 SOC01203 Scientific socialism 2
3 ELE31201 Foundations in Engineering 1 (+Lab) 2 MAT11302 Calculus 2 3
4 CHE11301 General Chemistry 1 3 PET11105 Career Orientation Field Trip 1
5 CHE11101LAB General Chemistry Lab 1 1 INC31301 Foundations in Engineering 2 (+Lab) 3
6 PHY21201 General Physics 1 2 PHY21202 General Physics 2 2
7 PHY21101LAB General Physics Lab 1 1 PHY21102LAB General Physics Lab 2 1
8 PET21201 Introduction to Oil and Gas
2 SOC01205 History of Vietnamese
Communist Party
9 ENG41000 English Preparation (120 hrs.*)   SOC01204 Ho Chi Minh's Ideology 2
10 SOC01202 Political Economics of Marxism and Leninism 2 PED11102 Physical Education 2 (1*)  
11 PED11101 Physical Education 1 (1*)   MIE01101 Military Education (165 hrs.*)  
  Total   19 Total   19
First Semester Second Semester
No Course ID Courses Credits Course ID Courses Credits
1 ENG42302 English 2 3 ENG42303 English 3 3
2 MAT12203 Calculus 3 2 MAT12305 Differential Equations 3
3 CHE12303 General Chemistry 2 (+Lab) 3 MAT12206 Probability And Statistics 2
4 MEC32301 Thermodynamics 3 GEO12305 Igneous and Metamorphic
Petrology (+Lab)
5 ELE32203 Electric Circuit Analysis (+Lab) 2 GEO12306 Structural Geology (+Lab) 3
6 GEO12302 Physical Geology 3 GEO12343 Geological Data Science 3
7 GEO12303 Mineralogy (+Lab) 3 GEO12207 Geological Field Camp 2
8 SOC02206 Professional Skills for Engineers 2      
9 PED12103 Physical Education 3 (1*)        
10   Elective 1 2      
    Total 23 Total   19
First Semester
Course ID Courses


ENG43304 English 4 3 (4)
GEO13334 Sedimentology 3
MAT13207 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 2
MAT13208 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 2
PET13310 Geomechanics 3
GEO13311 Petroleum Geology 3
GEO13437 Geophysical Exploration Methods (+ Lab) 4
GEO13438 Well Logging (+Lab) 4
Total   24
Second Semester
Course ID Courses Credits
GEO13439 Petroleum Seismology 4
GEO13424LAB Seismic Data Processing and Interpretation 4
GEO13117 Senior Project 1 1
PET13244 Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering 2
ECO13301 Petroleum Economics 3
PSE13201 Health, Safety and Environment 2
MEC22207 Fluid Mechanics 2
GEO13223 Summer Internship 2
  Elective 2 2
Total   22
First Semester
Course ID Courses Credits
GEO14428 Applied Geophysics 4
GEO14342 Petroleum Exploration Project Design 3
GEO14126 Senior Project 2 1
GEO14327 Geology and Resources in Vietnam 3
PET12244 Resevoir Petrophysics 2
  Elective 3 2
  Elective 4 2
Total   17
Second Semester
Course ID Courses Credits
GEO14331 Graduation Internship 3
GEO14832 Graduation Thesis 8
Total   11


Elective 1
Course ID Courses Credits
GEO12247 Introduction of GIS and RS 2
GEO12204 Fundamentals of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 2
Elective 2
Course ID Courses Credits
GEO14241 Petroleum Reservoir Geology 2
GEO14229 Production Geology 2
GEO13236 Petroleum Geochemistry 2
Elective 3
No Course ID Courses Credits
1 GEO13222 Basin Modeling 2
2 PET13203 Fundamental of Reservoir simulation 2
3 GEO14244 Fundamental of transport in porous media 2
Elective 4
No Course ID Courses Credits
1 GEO14245 Introduction of AI in Petroleum Exploration 2
2 PET14233 Renewable Energy 2