Geology and exploration of mineral deposits

Description of the specialty: Nowadays, specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” is among  demanded specialties. The program “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” provides knowledge and competence for work in organizations conducting geological exploration, companies of geological services in oil producing enterprises.
Geology is a specialty of increased demand, as the prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields, as well as the calculation of oil and gas reserves have tremendous strategic importance in the development of country economy. Geologists are engaged not only in the search for oil and gas, they also investigate  other types of mineral deposits and determine the economic significance of the deposit, and then give recommendations for industrial development of minerals resources.
Profession of geologist is multifaceted as geology is divided into the following branches: oil and gas geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, engineering geology, petrophysics, solid mineral geology, etc.
Training of master students in the specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” is carried out according to the state order and the needs of the labor market, providing high-quality vocational training and it provides for  trainees  general and special knowledge, abilities and skills, professional systems of competence in the field of production and technology, research, organizational and management, design -survey and pedagogical spheres.
Advantages of training:
Preparation of masters on specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” is carried out in the profile and scientific and pedagogical directions.
The graduate of the Master’s program of scientific and pedagogical direction on specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” is awarded an academic degree of Master of Technical Sciences. The graduate of the Master’s program of profile direction on specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” is awarded an academic degree of Master of Technics and Technology.
Graduates who successfully mastered the educational master’s degree programs are prepared for training in doctoral studies.
They can continue their education in doctoral studies on the basis of CSUTI named after Sh. Yessenov.
The educational program of two-diploma study: – Tyumen Industrial University- Russian Federation.
Opportunities of students in the frame of the specialty:
The undergraduates on specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits ” are engaged in scientific and research work in order to improve practical skills and theoretical training.
Participation of master students in various scientific- research competitions, Olympiads, international symposiums and other events is at a high level.
Academic relations with Ufa State University of Oil and Gas, Tyumen Industrial University, Astrakhan State Technical University, the Russian University of Oil and Gas named after Gubkin, the Chinese Oil Technical University and the Baku Oil Academy have been established for passage of scientific internships by undergraduates.
In the results of the progress, students have the opportunity to receive educational grants from the companies “KazMunaiGas” JSC, “Kurmangazy Petroleum” LP, “Tasbulatoil” LP, “Karachaganak” LP, “Kommunai” LP, NCOC and others.
There is the international professional organization of technical specialists of oil production – the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) at KSUTI named after Sh. Yessenov. It provides students with comprehensive assistance and support in acquiring both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Master students are members of the faculty council, actively participate in the public life of the university.
Abilities of master students who have completed Master course in specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits”: During the period of study, the undergraduates form general scientific and special knowledge, acquire skills and abilities in the sphere of production, technology, research, organizational -managerial, design -research and pedagogical activities.
After graduation master students:

  • are able to adapt regional and local stratigraphic charts to the goals of geological mapping;
  • apply geophysical methods during prospecting and exploration of deposits and geological mapping;
  • determine the categories of reserves, prospective and forecast resources; groups of oil and gas reserves of industrial importance;
  • have the skills of extracting from the seismic data the most complete and reliable information, implementing structural constructs, evaluating the reliability of the results and the prospects of this object;
  • use petrophysical fundamentals of geological interpretation of geophysical data; principles of complex interpretation of geophysical information;
  • are able to analyze a variety of information about the geological structure.

A graduate of master course who received an education in the specialty “Geology and exploration of mineral deposits” will be able to work in the following sectors:

  • scientific research and design institutes;
  • large oil companies;
  • department of geology and subsoil use;
  • exploration and drilling companies;
  • enterprises of geophysical service;
  • scientific and production centers;
  • domestic and foreign enterprises on subsoil use;
  • government agencies;
  • political and public organizations, etc.

Brief information

Specialty code: 6M070600
Academic degree
On the profile direction: Master of Technics and Technology
On the scientific and pedagogical direction: Master of Technical Sciences
Form of training: full-time
Tuition fee: 396 000 tenge / 1 academic year

Master students of university regularly pass internships and refresher courses abroad. Among them, I received a certificate of the Higher School of Business and Management about upgrading my qualification in my specialty "Sedimentology of the tank".

Musin Bauyrzhan

Integrating my knowledge gained in the university, into my work activity, and had participated at Republican Forum of Local History Studies from Mangistau region, I became the owner of the "Best Local History" award for contribution to the study of the history of native land.

Bekbolat Тolegenuly

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