CPG

B.S. in Geology

Program Mission

The Geology program is committed:

  1. ​To prepare graduates who are empowered with basic knowledge, skills, values, and confidence to take a leadership role in the fields of geology;
  2. To prepare graduates to carry out research that contributes to the knowledge and sustainable development of the Kingdom in diverse aspects of geology, with emphasis on petroleum-related topics; and,
  3. To provide a stimulating campus environment to foster life-long learning, through seminars, professional short courses, and public forums.

The educational objectives of Geology undergraduate program are for the graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  1. Attain employment in governmental or private sector, or engage in entrepreneurship. (PEO1)
  2. Advance their careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork and communication skills. (PEO2)
  3. Pursue their professional development through self-learning or pursue advanced degrees. (PEO3)

Learning DomainsProgram Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeIdentify, describe, and classify Earth materials and structural features and interpret the geological processes that control them.
Demonstrate an understanding of Earth history and the geological time scale
Understand the geologic features of Saudi Arabia and their economic importance
Demonstrate an understanding of geological processes and field operations relevant to the discovery and recovery of natural resources with minimum impact on the environment
SkillsUtilize field observations and interpretations to qualitatively and quantitatively illustrate and understand geological features and their controlling processes
Analyze subsurface data using state-of-the-art computer software to understand how to explore and exploit natural resources in sedimentary basins
ValuesWork effectively in teams to solve problems relevant to geology, keeping in mind societal issues such as natural hazards, resource utilization and conservation, and environmental change
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills to transmit complex technical information clearly and concisely, including the use of multimedia tools
Synthesize and integrate data to solve complex geological problem

Mapping of Graduate Attributes with Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

Attributes Program Learning Outcomes
CommunicatorDemonstrate effective written and oral communication skills to transmit complex technical information in a clear and concise manner, including the use of multimedia tools.
Solution‐Oriented Identify and classify the different structural features within the Earth’s crust and the conditions that control them.
Recognize the major groups of rock-forming minerals in hand specimen and under the microscope.
Identify the type, texture and composition of common sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, in hand specimen, core, and thin section.
Recognize the major groups of stratigraphically important fossils in hand specimen and/or under the microscope.
Professionally and
Socially Responsible
List the large-scale geologic features of the Saudi Arabia region.
Work effectively in teams to solve problems relevant to geology, keeping in mind societal issues such as natural hazards, resource utilization and conservation, and environmental change.
Self‐LearnerDemonstrate an understanding of Earth history and the geological time scale.
Document, interpret and map geological units in the field by outcrop study with the observable features accurately recognized and located.
Make stratigraphic correlations, facies analyses, and paleoenvironmental interpretations.
Estimate HC reservoir properties and assess the HC potential in sedimentary basins.
Utilize field observations and software modeling tools to develop quantitative interpretations and solutions to hydrologic studies and problems.
Positively InteractiveWork effectively in teams to solve problems relevant to geology, keeping in mind societal issues such as natural hazards, resource utilization and conservation, and environmental change.
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills to transmit complex technical information in a clear and concise manner, including the use of multimedia tools.
Digitally EnabledUse computer software packages to analyze and interpret geologic data.
Use standard field equipment (GPS, compass, etc.) and optical microscope for sedimentologic, petrographic and micropaleontologic analyses.
Globally Aware Demonstrate an understanding of Earth history and the geological time scale.
List the large-scale geologic features of the Saudi Arabia region.
 

Mapping of Graduate Attributes with Course and Students Activities:

AttributesDescriptionCourse
/ Activities which satisfy the attribute
CommunicatorAble to present ideas clearly and concisely in high quality written and spoken Arabic/English. Comprehends design documentation and communicates complex concepts within the profession and with society at large. Able to understand, listen and respond to clear instructions in a way that gains the full meaning of what’s being communicated and makes the other party feel heard and understood. CPG 199 (Summer Camp)
GEOL 399 (Summer Training)
GEOL 409 (Seminar)
GEOL 430 (Field Geology)
These courses are designed to incorporate the skills of
excellent communicator in
the Geoscience students, to
pass these courses students are required to prepare
reports and deliver public
presentations.
Solution‐Oriented Adapts and shows resilience in the face of challenges. Transmits positivity through times of uncertainty. Considers the broader perspective of the problem as compared to simply solving the problem. Begins by exploring and redefining the problem and does not eliminate alternative solutions. Focuses on solutions that makes them feel empowered, happier and more capable. CPG 498 and 499 (Integrated Design)
GEOL 430 (Field Geology)
The two course require students to work in the field and in labs; do the sample analysis and problem solving.
Professionally and
Socially Responsible
Exhibits professionalism, integrity and ethical behavior. Takes personal responsibility, accountability, and pride in pursuing and attaining goals and draws on gained knowledge and experience to contribute in a positive, respectful and ethical manner, both personally and professionally. Act responsibly for the benefit and welfare of society at large, and is engaged in activities that advance social goals and avoids being engaged in acts that might have a negative impact on society. Understands the importance of ethical behavior, the well‐being of people, their personal contribution to society, and taking care of the environment. Willing to share knowledge and skills with local, national and international communities for the benefit of society and the world at large.The students are encouraged to participate in local, national and international competitions, social services, and conferences; and then trained by highly qualified faculty of the department which inculcates professionalism and social responsibility in them.
Self‐LearnerCapable of identifying and addressing own educational needs in a changing world in ways sufficient to.Most of the Geology courses are field oriented, wherein students go to field camps and are given opportunities to learn by practice.
Positively InteractiveAble to maintain a cooperative and productive working relationship with others by practicing common courtesy, communicating in a respectful manner and genuinely listening to others with open mindedness and accept differences in opinions and views. Able to build a solid and lasting positive relationship with others and cultivate networks through a high standard of ethical and professional behavior, respect and trust. Seminar Course and other academic and non-academic activities, are designed to enhance the interaction skills and productive work relationship with others. The College has a dedicated students Club (CPG Club) which throughout the year organize events for this purpose.
Digitally EnabledUses technology to enhance learning and is familiar with contemporary technology and tools to analyze and solve problems.
With the recent change in KFUPM administration, the university is in process of incorporating special digitally enabled courses in the existing curriculum. In addition to that, Geology program has option for students to choose elective courses, and usually students are advised to take courses in the field of digital technology.
Uses information and communication technology tools for searching, collecting, managing, organizing, simulating, exchanging, creating and presenting information.
Globally Aware Understand other nations' histories, traditions and cultures enabling them to interact positively with people from different cultures and backgrounds.CPG 199 Summer Camp is a special designed course aimed at enhancing students international outreach and global awareness of major area.
Thrives to be a global citizen by adapting their professional expertise in an international setting and keeping themselves updated with technological and professional developments and challenges in their own and related fields.As part of this course students are required to go for international field trips and interact with wide variety of professionals.
Aware of global issues, including economic and environmental concerns.
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health and Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro. to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11101512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514215
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGS Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxFree Elective II*303
XXX xxxCPG Elective III*303XXX xxxFree Elective III*303
XXX xxxFree Elective I*303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128

 

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Phys. Education I021PE 002Prep. Health & Phys. Education II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health & Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11131512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514214
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGeneral Studies Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxConcentration III303
XXX xxxConcentration I303XXX xxxConcentration IV303
XXX xxxConcentration II303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health and Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro. to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11101512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514215
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGS Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxFree Elective II*303
XXX xxxCPG Elective III*303XXX xxxFree Elective III*303
XXX xxxFree Elective I*303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128

 

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Phys. Education I021PE 002Prep. Health & Phys. Education II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health & Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11131512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514214
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGeneral Studies Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxConcentration III303
XXX xxxConcentration I303XXX xxxConcentration IV303
XXX xxxConcentration II303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128
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