Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences
The awarded degree, in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program, is "Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences”. The study plan for the Ph.D. Program in Geosciences shall consist of a total of at least 54 credit hours. The Ph.D. students must complete all degree requirements in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters after matriculation. The Program includes 6 credit hours of College of Science (COS) mandatory courses, 18 credit hours (divided as: 9 credit hours of compulsory courses, and 9 credit hours from a basket of elective courses of the Geosciences PhD program), and 30 credit hours for Thesis. The mode of study is on a full-time basis. Applicants must have successfully completed a Master degree or equivalent in Geosciences, with associated cumulative GPA of 3.3 or more (on scale of 4). All degree courses and written thesis are in English, leading to minimum IELTS requirements of 6.5, achieved not more than two years prior to enrollment in the Geosciences Ph.D. program. Other documentation may be recommended as described below.
- Develop scholarly inquiry grounded in research and the reality of practice in the sciences.
- Offer a rigorous and innovative discipline-based knowledge that prepares students to succeed in a globally challenging, competitive and changing environment.
- Enhance professional growth, lifelong learning skills and leadership competencies in the area of specialization for career opportunities in relation with Science.
- Adhere to professional integrity and research ethics, and be committed to values related to the area of specialization.
- Prepare graduates to be inquisitive, to reason critically, and to communicate clearly and effectively.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Retrieve and Apply advanced knowledge to solve problems in Geosciences.
- Perform independently an original work of advanced research on a topic in Geosciences.
- Analyze quantitatively and critically open problems in Geosciences.
- Communicate effectively Geosciences finding to a specialized audience as well as the general public
- Articulate strategies to tackle identified ethical and safety issues that may arise in the field.
- Supervise effectively group efforts to achieve specific tasks.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours
|Required Courses (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|COSC701||Research Methods II||2|
|COSC702||Ethics of Scientific Research II||1|
|Required Courses (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEOL710||Advanced Topics in Plate Tectonics||3|
|GEOL720||Modeling and Geoinformatics||3|
|GEOL731||Geology, Environment and Society||3|
|Students should take any 3 courses from the following courses (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEOL740||Geophysical Instruments & Data Acquisition||3|
|GEOL745||Seismology & UAE Seismicity||3|
|GEOL750||Diagenesis, Stratigraphy, & Reservoir Evaluation||3|
|GEOL760||Computer Applications in Geosciences||3|
|Required Courses (0 hours )||Credit Hours|
|Required Courses (30 hours )||Credit Hours|
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