EARTH SCIENCES: GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GIS TECHNOLOGIES
Type of University Entrance Examination: interview
Conferred Academic Degree: Master of Natural Sciences in Geology;
Master of Natural Sciences in Geophysics;
Master of Geography in Geographic Information Systems Technology
The program aims to produce modern specialists and researchers with a broad knowledge of and versatile skills and competencies in earth sciences, namely, in the fields of geology, geophysics and geography. A considerable part of the program envisages to study and explore geology, geophysics, geography of Georgia, as well as the region; it also envisages to study complex processes on the surface of the earth and inside it (earthquakes, surface relief formation, etc.), natural resources (metallic and non-metallic minerals, oil, gas, hydro resources, etc.), as well as geo-engineering and geo-ecological and multidisciplinary issues. The objective of the program is to develop students’ ability to apply scientific knowledge and research methods in a variety of settings and put them into practice. Students are intended to be actively involved in the local and international research projects, exchange programs, field expeditions, and other scientific or practical activities.
After the completion of the program, graduates will be equipped with a profound and systematic knowledge of major disciplines of geology, geophysics, geography, as well as use and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and multidisciplinary research methods.
Graduates of the program will prove to be competitive professionals not only in Georgia but also outside its borders.
After the completion of the program, Master’s degree holders may be employed in:
- secondary and high schools;
- private companies, governmental and non-governmental research, consultation and expert local and international organizations, agencies and institutions;
- research and scientific institutions, including Ilia State University and the Institute of Earth Sciences; or they can also pursue their doctoral degrees either in Georgia or abroad.
Graduates of the educational direction of Geology can be employed in: governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions or agencies, local or international companies, which are involved in exploration and studying of raw materials and/or their extraction, environment protection, geological, hydro geological and/or ecological monitoring, engineering-geological activities, etc.
Graduates of the educational direction of Geophysics can be employed in: governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions or agencies, local and international companies involved in exploration and extraction of oil, natural gas and other raw materials, environment protection and ecologic monitoring, hydrology, archeology, use of geographic information systems, cartography, geophysics and engineering methods, etc.
Graduates of the educational direction of geography and GIS technologies can be employed in: governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions or agencies, local and international companies involved in geological, geographical, social geographical and multidisciplinary research, environment protection and ecological monitoring, hydrogeology, archeology, use of geographic information systems, cartography, geophysical and engineering or geological methods.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
➳Tbilisi, Cholokashvili AVE 3/5, H building
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