NCAAA ESD BSc in Geoph Prg Specification by yaofenjin

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									            Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

National Commission for Academic Accreditation &
                  Assessment




    PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS
 for KFUPM EARTH SCIENCES
        DEPARTMENT




     Compiled by Professor Gabor Korvin




               February, 2010




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      Geophysics Undergraduate BSc Program Specification



Institution: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

College/Department: Earth    Sciences Department

A. Program Identification and General Information


 1 Program title and code: B.S.   Degree in Geophysics

                                                          (hundred twenty five)
 2. Total credit hours needed for completion of the program: 125
    3. Award granted on completion of the program: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in
    Geophysics


4. Major tracks/pathways or specializations within the program (eg. transportation or structural
engineering within a civil engineering program or counselling or school psychology within a psychology
program)
None

5. Intermediate Exit Points and Awards (if any) (eg. associate degree within a bachelor degree program)

None

         1. Professions or occupations for which students are prepared. (If there is an early exit point
             from the program (eg diploma or associate degree) include professions or occupations at
             each exit point): Geophysicist




7. (a) New Program            No      Planned starting date

   (b) Continuing Program     YES          Year of most recent major program review 2009

       Organization involved in recent major review (eg. internal within the institution,

       accreditation review by _______________________? Other: External           International
Review organized by College of Sciences

8 Name and position (eg department chair person) of faculty member managing or coordinating the
program. Department Chair, Assistant Professor Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani



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9. Location if not on main campus or locations if program is offered in more than one
location: Only offered in main Campus



B Program Context

        1 Explain why the program is needed. Earth Sciences, which include Geology and
Geophysics, are an integral part of the basic science education in most universities and
colleges worldwide. Realizing their importance in the development and advancement
of Saudi Arabia, KFUPM established the Department of Geology in 1963. By the
addition of a geophysics option in 1976, the name was changed to the Department of
Earth Sciences. The scope of Earth Sciences is quite broad and diverse, beginning with
the ground we walk on, extending inward to the center of the earth, and outward to the
other planets in the solar system. While the scope of Geology and Geophysics is
closely related, there are some major differences. Geologists study the composition,
structure and history of the Earth’s crust. Geophysicists use the principles of physics
and mathematics to study not only the Earth’s surface but its interior, as well as its
magnetic, electrical, and gravitational fields. Both disciplines, however, can be applied
to solve environmental problems and to search for natural resources, such as oil,
natural gas, minerals, and groundwater.

 a. Summarize economic reasons, social or cultural reasons, technological developments, national policy
developments or other reasons.

 See above



b. Explain the relevance of the program to the mission of the institution.

Following is the Mission of the Earth Sciences Department:
-To prepare students who are competent in theory and applications of Geosciences.
-To provide solutions to problems resulting from natural hazards and human activities
in arid regions through focused research. Our graduates will be prepared equally for
industrial and post-graduate careers.
-To serve the community by providing expertise in the fields of Petroleum Geology,
Groundwater, Environment, and Exploration Geophysics.




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2. Relationship (if any) to other programs offered by the institution/college/department.
a. Does this program offer courses that students in other programs are required to take? Yes
No
                                                                                                Y
   If yes, what should be done to make sure those courses meet the needs of students
   in the other programs? Geology students, Civil Engng students, Architecture students, Petroleum
Engng take some of the Geophysics courses. Feedback from their department would be necessary.

b. Does the program require students to take courses taught by other departments?         Yes
                                                                                          No
                                                                                  Y
   If yes, what should be done to make sure those courses in other departments meet
   the needs of students in this program? Our Geoph students take some ComputerScience,
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Islamic & Arabic Studies and Phys. Ed. courses.
No effort has been seen from the Depts offering these courses to tailor them to our
students' needs. Maths knowledge of our students is inadequate.



3. Do the students who are likely to be enrolled in the program have any special needs or characteristics
that should be considered in planning the program? (eg. Part time evening students, limited IT or
language skills)   Yes          No
                                     Y
If yes, what are they? Good maths talent, computer literacy and English skills are
necessary (as all teaching is in English)


4. What should be done in the program to respond to these special characteristics?
The program assumes some initial skills mentioned above, and develops them further.


C. Mission and Goals of the Program

1. Program Mission Statement
1: To reflect in our teaching, research, and service the breadth and importance of Earth
Sciences to society.
2: To prepare the students for the job market and provide them with the technical
expertise and skills needed to gather and interpret Earth Sciences data in a scientific
manner.
3: To provide students with the necessary tools to effectively communicate the results of
geophysical investigations to other professionals and the public.




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 2. List any major changes or strategic new developments planned for the program within the next three to
 five years to help achieve its mission. For each change or development describe the major strategies to be
 followed and list the indicators that will be used to measure achievement.
   Major Changes or Developments                      Strategies                      Indicators

  Emphasizing Computational           Develop the Personal computer        Equipment and software
  Techniques                          Lab, get new software                catalogues


  Introducing more field related      Summer training, Senior projects     Written and oral reports
  course-elements




D. Program Structure and Organization
1 Program Description.


                 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.S. DEGREE IN GEOPHYSICS

(a) General Education Courses (65 credit hours) Credit Hours

Chemistry                                           CHEM 101, 102                              8
Information and Computer Science                    ICS 103                                    3
English                                             ENGL 101, 102, 214                         9
Islamic and Arabic Studies                          IAS 101,111, 201, 211, 301, 311, 4xx      14
Mathematics                                         MATH 101, 102, 201, 202                   14
Physical Education                                  PE 101, 102                                2
Physics                                             PHYS 101, 102, 201                        12
Social Sciences                                     GS XXX                                     3
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(b) Core Courses (40 Credit hours)

Introduction to Geophysics                          GEOP 202                                    3
Introduction to Seismology                          GEOP 204                                    3
Computational Geophysics                            GEOP 205                                    3
Seismic Exploration I                               GEOP 315                                    3
Seismic Data Processing                             GEOP 320                                    3
Senior Project                                      GEOP 402                                    3
Gravity and Magnetic Exploration                    GEOP 404                                    3
Seminar                                             GEOP 405                                    1
Electrical Exploration                              GEOP 450                                    3
Physical Geology                                    GEOL 201                                    3
Structural Geology                                  GEOL 305                                    3



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Regional Geology                                      GEOL 318                                    3
Classical Mechanics I                                 PHYS 301                                    3
Electricity and Magnetism I                           PHYS 305                                    3
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(c) Geophysics Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Each student must take two additional geophysics courses to a total of six credit hours from the following:

Seismic Exploration II                       GEOP 415                                  3
Geophysical Well Logging                     GEOP 430                                  3
Geodynamics                                  GEOP 455                                  3
Paleomagnetism                               GEOP 465                                  3
Geophysical Engineering                      GEOP 470                                  3
Meteorology and Climatology                  GEOP 472                                  3
Environmental Geophysics                     GEOP 475                                  3
Data Inversion in Geophysics                 GEOP 478                                  3
Special Topics                               GEOP 480                                  3



(d) Mathematics Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

Each student must take at least three credit hours numbered 200 or above in Mathematics after consultation with
the advisor.




(e) Geology Elective Courses (3 Credit Hours)

Each student must take at least three credit hours numbered 200 or above in Geology after consultation with the
advisor.


(f) Free Elective Courses (6 credit hours)



Students are required to complete at least six credit hours of courses numbered 200 or above from the

Engineering and/or Sciences and that are approved by the advisor.




(g) Summer Training (GEOP 399, 2 credit hours)

Each student must spend eight weeks in a firm or institution that conducts geophysical activities, after which
he must submit a formal written report and give an oral presentation.


(h) Total Requirements (125 credits)



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The total required credits for the B.S. degree in geophysics is 125 semester-credit-hours.


GEOP
GEOP 202 Introduction to Geophysics                                                          (3-0-3)

      Introduction to applied and solid-earth geophysics; the gravitational, seismic, magnetic,
thermal, and radioactive properties of rocks and earth materials; methods of measurement and
their applications to the exploration of the Earth's interior. Physical properties of the earth’s
interior. Some field trips are required.
Prerequisites: MATH 102 and PHYS 102

GEOP 204 Introduction to Seismology                                                          (3-0-3)

      Body and surface forces, stress, strain, elastic moduli, equation of motion, yield
strength. Types of elastic waves, their propagation, reflection/refraction, travel-time curves
and their application to the study of the Earth's interior. Causes and effects of earthquakes;
methods of locating and determining magnitudes of earthquakes; interpretation of
seismograms; occurrence frequency of earthquakes and risk analysis, earthquake prediction,
earthquakes related to human activity, seismometry.
Prerequisite: GEOP 202

GEOP 205 Computational Geophysics                                                            (3-0-3)

       Topics covered include: Fourier transform; partial differential equations of geophysics;
linear operators; convolution; correlation techniques; digital filters; the FFT algorithm;
analytic continuation; probability distributions; trend surface analysis; with emphasis on
computer applications of these tools to geophysical data; MATLAB would be used to
illustrate the techniques numerically.
Prerequisites: MATH 201, ICS 103 and GEOP 202

GEOP 315 Seismic Exploration I                                                              (2-
3-3)
       Principles of the seismic method; exploration objectives and requirements of seismic
data acquisition; the seismic pulse - its generation and transmission; partition of seismic
energy at an interface; seismic energy reflection, refraction, attenuation, and travel time -
distance functions; reflection time corrections; field testing and procedures with emphasis on
multiple coverage and design of source and receiver arrays for signal enhancement; well
velocity survey; the synthetic seismogram and the convolution model. The laboratory work
includes seismic field demonstrations, computational exercises using software packages. A
field trip to a seismic crew is required.
Prerequisite: GEOP 202
GEOP 320 Seismic Data Processing                                                    (2-3-3)

    Objectives of processing; basic data processing sequence; the digital tape format;
demultiplex, trace editing and gain removal; design of digital filters; deconvolution; residual


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static correction; seismic velocity analysis; migration including Kirchoff, finite difference,
and frequency domain methods; computer lab sessions on the use of common seismic
software packages.
Prerequisites: GEOP 205 and GEOP 315

Geop 399 Summer Training                                                          (0-0-2)

      A continuous period of eight weeks of summer working in the industry to gain practical

experience in the fields of geophysics. The student is required to submit a written report and

give an oral presentation in a seminar at the department about his experience and the

knowlegde he gained during his summer work.

Prerequisites: ENGL 214, Junior standing and Approval of the Department

GEOP 402 Senior Project                                                           (1-6-3)

      Topics will depend on student and instructor's interest. They may vary from acquisition
and interpretation of geophysical data from the field or the laboratory to computer models and
simulation of theoretical problems of interest in geophysics, or a mixture of both. Weekly
consultations with the instructor as well as a written report are required.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing

GEOP 404 Gravity and Magnetic Exploration                                         (3-0-3)

      The course is devoted to the gravity and magnetic exploration methods, starting with a
survey of the theory of potential, the coverage will include field instruments and procedures,
methods for the acquisition, reduction and processing of data. Special emphasis is placed on
data analysis and computer modeling.
Prerequisite: GEOP 205

GEOP 405 Seminar                                                                  (1-0-1)

      Weekly discussion and presentation of research topics of geophysical interest. The
theme of the seminar varies from year to year depending on the interest of the coordinator of
the seminar. Participants are expected to make presentations and lead discussions on the
subject of interest.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
GEOP 415 Seismic Exploration II                                                  (3-0-3)

     Topics covered include: seismic resolution; types of events on seismic sections;
characteristics of events; vertical seismic profiling; geologic aspects of velocity; seismic
response of various stratigraphic and structural features; direct hydrocarbon indicators; 2-D
and 3-D seismic exploration technique; introduction to seismic stratigraphy.


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Prerequisites: GEOP 205, and GEOP 315

GEOP 430 Geophysical Well Logging                                                  (2-3-3)

     General aspects of well logging; drilling mud and casing; compositional properties of
rocks, porosity, permeability, and fluids content. Logging techniques - resistivity, self-
potential, gamma ray, neutron, density, sonic, calipers, dipmeters, etc. Determination of
formation factor, water saturation, shaliness, estimation of permeability. Well log patterns of
known rock units and the geological interpretation of well logs. Differentiation of oil and gas
zones. Correlation between logs and tying wells to seismic sections.
     Not to be taken for credit with PETE 303. Students can take either GEOP 430 or PETE
303 for credits.

Prerequisite: GEOP 202.

GEOP 450 Electrical Exploration                                                    (3-0-3)

      Electrical properties of minerals and rocks. Principles of resistivity, self-potential,
induced polarization, and electromagnetic methods. Emphasis on physical bases,
instrumentation, field procedures, and interpretation using electrical software packages.
Prerequisite: GEOP 202
GEOP 455 Geodynamics                                                               (3-0-3)

     Basic physical principles applied to the study of earth material properties and earth
dynamical processes; discussions of a variety of geological phenomena such as heat and fluid
flow, rock rheology and deformation, lithospheric flexure and isostatic equilibrium,
mechanics of plate tectonics.
Prerequisites: GEOP 202, and PHYS 301

GEOP 465 Paleomagnetism                                                            (3-0-3)

      Methods and techniques of paleomagnetism and their application to a variety of
geological problems in regional and global tectonics, geochronology, paleogeography, rock
fabric analysis, etc. Students conduct a small-scale study as a term project.
Prerequisite: GEOP 202
GEOP 470 Geophysical Engineering                                              (3-0-3)

      Practical and theoretical aspects of seismic refraction and electrical resistivity methods
as applied for siting and control of engineering projects, such as dams, tunnels, highway cuts
and water supply. Correlation between parameters of field data and rock mechanics, such as
joint frequency, rock quality designation, strength and solution cavities. Interpretation
techniques and fieldwork constitute the main part of the course.
Prerequisite: GEOP 202

GEOP 472 Meteorology and Climatology                                               (3-0-3)


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      An introductory course on the atmosphere, weather, and climate. Discussion topics
cover: an overview of the Earth’s atmosphere, energy in the atmosphere, general atmospheric
circulation, atmospheric physics and dynamics, clouds and precipitation, storms, air masses
and fronts, weather analysis and forecasting, remote sensing in meteorology, general
climatology, climatic classification, climatic change, climate dominated by different air
masses, climate and water resources, applied climatology, and weather modification and
climate.

Prerequisite: Junior Standing

GEOP 475 Environmental Geophysics                                                                     (3-0-3)

       Application of geophysical methods to environmental problems such as impact-
assessment, clean-up, city planning, and siting of civic, industrial, and military critical
facilities. Techniques include seismic, electrical and electromagnetic sounding, ground-
penetrating radar, magnetic, gravity, and borehole geophysics.
Prerequisites: GEOP 202 and Senior Standing

GEOP 478 Data Inversion in Geophysics                                                                 (3-0-3)

       Basic concepts and techniques of inverse theory and application to geophysical
problems; focus on linear inverse problems in gravity, magnetic, seismic, and electrical data
modeling and interpretation.
Prerequisites: GEOP 202 and MATH 202

GEOP 480 Special Topics                                                                               (3-0-3)

     Contents to be arranged.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the Department



2. Development of Special Student Characteristics or Attributes

 List any special student characteristics or attributes beyond normal expectations that the institution, college
 or department is trying to develop in all of its students. ( Normally one or two, up to a maximum of four
 that directly reflect the program mission and distinguish this program from others in the same field and
 make it exceptional. Eg. Graduates particularly good at creative problem solving, leadership capacity,
 commitment to public service, high level of skills in IT). For each special attribute indicate the teaching
 strategies and student activities to be used to develop it and the evidence to be used to assess whether it
 has been developed in all students.
          Special Attributes                      Strategies or Student Activities to be Used throughout
                                              theGeophysics Program to Develop These Special Attributes

 Computational skills                   Two special courses are devoted to this (GEOP 205,
                                        GEOP 320). Homeworks require program writing and/or
                                        data processing


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                                         Evidence:   class work, quizzes, homeworks, exams
                                         Most GEOP courses include field (or LAB)
 Familiarity with modern                 demonstrations of equipments. In Senior Project (GEOP
 geophysical equipments                  402) students use modern equipments. They also use
                                         them in Summer Training (GEOP 399)

                                         Evidence class work, quizzes, Homeworks, Exams




3. Required Field Experience Component (if any) (Eg. internship, cooperative program, work experience)

 Summary of practical, clinical or internship component required in the program.
 Note that a more detailed Field Experience Specification comparable to a course specification should also
 be prepared in a separate document for any field experience required as part of the program.

 a. Brief description of field experience activity

 In Senior Project (GEOP 402) students use modern equipments, carry out measurements,
 make interpretation, prepare and publicly present a report.

 b. List the major intended learning outcomes for the program to be developed through the field experience

         Familiarity with modern geophysical equipments
         Logistics of field operations
         Interpretation and processing of the measured data
         Report writing skills

 c. At what stage or stages in the program does the field experience occur? (eg. year, semester)
 Last year


 d. Time allocation and scheduling arrangement. (Eg. 3 days per week for 4 weeks, full time for one
 semester)
 Spread through one semester


 e. Number of credit hours Three


4. Project or Research Requirements (if any)

 Summary of any project or thesis requirement in the program. (Other than projects or assignments within



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 individual courses) (A copy of the requirements for the project should be attached.)
 GEOP 402 Senior Project                                                  (1-6-3)
       Topics will depend on student's and instructor's interest. They may vary from
 acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data from the field or the laboratory to
 computer models and simulation of theoretical problems of interest in geophysics, or a
 mixture of both. Weekly consultations with the instructor as well as a written report are
 required.

 a. Brief description: See above

 b. List the major intended learning outcomes of the project or research task.
       Familiarity with modern geophysical equipments
       Logistics of field operations
       Interpretation and processing of the measured data
       Report writing & presentation skills

 c. At what stage or stages in the program is the project or research undertaken? (eg. year, semester)   In last
 year

 d. Number of credit hours: 3

 e. Summary description of provisions for student academic advising and support. The student work
 independently, apart from introductory lectures and safety instruction

 f. Description of assessment procedures (including mechanism for verification of standards) Assessment is
 based on the Report and its public presentation


5. Development of Learning Outcomes in Domains of Learning
 For each of the domains of learning shown below indicate:

         The knowledge or skill the program is intended to develop and the level of that knowledge and
          skill. (as a guide see general descriptions of knowledge and skills in the National Qualifications
          Framework for the qualification level of this program;
          The teaching strategies to be used in courses in the program to develop that knowledge and those
          skills. (This should be a general description of the approaches taken throughout the program but
          if particular responsibility is to be assigned to certain courses this should be indicated.);
         The methods of student assessment to be used in courses n the program to evaluate learning
          outcomes in the domain concerned.


 a. Knowledge

 (i) Summary description of the knowledge to be acquired
 -Students shall have an ability to apply mathematics, science, and fundamental
 geophysics to explorational or engineering geophysical problems.
 -Students shall have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve practical explorational or
 engineering geophysical problems.
 -Students shall have an ability to measure, process and interpret geophysical data.
 -Students shall have an ability to use field equipments, techniques and skills including
 computational and statistical techniques.


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-Students shall have an ability to work in a professional environment, either in the field,
the lab, or the office.
-Students shall have an ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English,
including by means of multimedia tools.
-Students shall have an ability to work effectively in teams, including interdisciplinary
teams, in order to solve problems relevant to Geophysics.
-Students shall have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.
-Students shall have an understanding of the impact of mineral exploration and
exploitation on the society and environment.
-Students shall have the ability to engage in lifelong learning in their selected field.

(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop that knowledge

Plenty of hand-on exercises, visits to geoph. Companies, teaching modern software
applications
(iii) Methods of assessment of knowledge acquired
Quiz, Exams
b. Cognitive Skills)
Students shall have an ability to apply mathematics, science, and fundamental
   geophysics to explorational or engineering geophysical problems.
Students shall have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve practical explorational or
   engineering geophysical problems.

(i) Cognitive skills to be developed and level of performance expected
Mathematics, science, and fundamental geophysics at the level of understanding lectures,
   textbooks, solving homeworks

(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these cognitive skills

Lectures, Labs, field work, spec. reading assignments


(iii)       Methods of assessment of students cognitive skills   Quiz, exams, homeworks, lab
                 assignments

        c. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility
-Students shall have an ability to work in a professional environment, either in the field,
    the lab, or the office.
-Students shall have an ability to work effectively in teams, including interdisciplinary
    teams, in order to solve problems relevant to Geophysics.
-Students shall have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.
-Students shall have an understanding of the impact of mineral exploration and
    exploitation on the society and environment.
-Students shall have the ability to engage in lifelong learning in their selected field.
 (i) Description of the level of interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility to be developed



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 Reasonable level for their age and education

 (ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills and abilities
 Continuous emphasis on these aspects

  (iii)   Methods of assessment of students interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility
 Observing them in class, lab, field work, during extracurricular activity
 Ask their summer traing supervisor's opinion

 d. Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills

 (i) Description of the communication, IT and numerical skills to be developed
 Students shall have an ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English,
    including by means of multimedia tools.
 Must be able to run geophysical software, write easy programs in MATLAB and EXCEL

 (ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills
 Student must present their reports in acceptable English in front of class and/or invited
 faculty
 In all courses computer should be used for lecture demonstration as well as for
 homeworks/Labs

 (iii) Methods of assessment of students numerical and communication skills
 Wherever appropriate, this is part of the total grade




 e. Psychomotor Skills (if applicable)

  (i) Description of the psychomotor skills to be developed and the level of performance required
 -Students shall have an ability to use field equipments, techniques and skills including
     computational and statistical techniques.

  (ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills
 Mainly through Lab Exercises, Homeworks and Senior Projects


 (iii)    Methods of assessment of students psychomotor skills

 Lab Assignments, observing students in lab and on the field



6. Admission Requirements for the program

Attach handbook or bulletin description of admission requirements including any course or experience
prerequisites.
Admission Process


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The process of admitting the students to the program is regulated and clearly documented
by the Deanship of Admission and Registration. The process consists of well-defined
procedures and steps executed at the University, college, and departmental levels.
    Based upon the recommendation of the College Councils and the Deanship of
       Admission and Registration in coordination with the Deanship of Educational
       Services, the number of new students to be admitted in the following Academic
       Year is determined by the University Council.
    Each admitted student is assigned a unique identification number that reveals the
       year of his admission.
    The students admitted to the University must have satisfied the following
       conditions:
           1. Obtained the secondary school certificate or its equivalent from inside or
               outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
           2. Obtained the secondary school certificate less than 5 years prior to the date
               of application;
           3. Have a record of good conduct;
           4. Have successfully passed examinations or personal interviews as
               determined by the University Council;
           5. Have physical fitness and good health;
           6. Have approval from employers in case he is employed.
    The students are evaluated according to their marks in the secondary school
       examinations, the interviews, and the admission examinations. Only students who
       have satisfied all the admission requirements with sufficiently high scores are
       enrolled.
    The names of the enrolled students along with their identification numbers, total
       scores of the secondary school certificate with the scores of the science and
       English subjects, and scores of the admission exams are stored electronically.
    Generally, newly admitted students are enrolled in the preparatory year program
       before thery can start their undergraduate program. The courses covered in the
       two-semester preparatory year include English, mathematics, and physical
       education.
    Students may be exempted from the preparatory year program if their proficiency
       in English and mathematics in the promotion exam has been established. Students
       who pass the requirements of either English or mathematics part, are partially
       promoted to the next academic level, but are required to fulfill the remaining
       requirement in the same year.
    The preparatory year requirement is fulfilled by completing all the required
       courses with grade C or better in the first and the second level courses of English,
       and grade C or better in the first or the second level course of mathematics.
    The Deanship of Admission and Registration and the Colleges in the University
       jointly determine the majors for the students who are completing the preparatory
       year program. The major of each student is determined according to his own
       choice, provided the required criteria of the major are satisfied. Students select
       their majors immediately after they complete the preparatory year program.
    Qualified students are admitted directly into the selected majors of the


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      undergraduate program as freshmen. Lists of the new freshmen students of each
      major are communicated to the concerned departments at the beginning of each
      semester by the Deanship of Admission and Registration.
    Students are required to earn a prescribed minimum grade in English and in
      mathematics in the first and second levels of the preparatory year to select majors
      in the College of Sciences.
Transfer from outside KFUPM
    The transfer of a student from outside the University may be accepted under the
      following conditions:
   1. The student should have been enrolled at a recognized college or university.
   2. The student must not have been dismissed from that university for disciplinary
      reasons.
   3. The student must satisfy the transfer provisions as determined by the University
      Council.
    All transfer applications are submitted to the Admission and Academic Standing
      Committee which studies the application and ensures that the applicant fulfills the
      above requirements 1 – 3.
    The Council of the College of Sciences shall review the courses taken by the
      applicant outside the University, based on the recommendations of the
      department which offers equivalent courses. The courses are usually evaluated by
      the Curriculum Committee in the department and approved by the Chairman. The
      courses evaluated as equivalent will be transferred to the student’s record but will
      not be included in the calculation of his cumulative GPA.
    In order to get transfer of credit for any course taken outside the University, the
      student should:
   1. Have obtained a grade of C or higher in that course;
   2. Have taken the course at a recognized college or university;
   3. Have taken a course equivalent in all respects to one of the courses which are
      included in the KFUPM degree requirements;
   4. The grade earned by the student in the course is not included in the student’s
      cumulative GPA.

      If, after his transfer, it is discovered that a student had been dismissed from his
       previous university for disciplinary reasons, his enrollment will be considered
       canceled as from the date of acceptance of his transfer to the University.
     The transfer of a student from one university to another during any semester takes
       place in accordance with the procedures and the dates announced by the
       university to which the student is transferring, under the general transfer rules.
Transfers to the program from another College in the University
               A student may be transferred from another College to the program inside
       the university in accordance with University Council rules as follows:
 A student may transfer from one college to the program within the University before he
completes the sixth academic level.
Transfer to the program from another major within the college
     With the approval of the Dean of the College of Sciences, a student may transfer
       from one major to the program within the College according to the following


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         rules:
    1.   A student may transfer from one major to the program at any time before he
         completes the sixth academic level.
    2.   The Council of the College of Sciences may consider exceptional cases where
         students have already completed the sixth level.
    3.   The transfer will be recorded in the academic record of the student at the
         beginning of the term following the transfer.
    4.   A student is allowed a maximum of two transfers from one major to another
         within the same college. The College Council may consider exceptional cases.
    5.   The academic record of a student transferring from one major to another will
         include all the courses the student has taken, including the grades and the
         semester- and cumulative GPA’s obtained throughout his period of study at the
         University.
        The detailed policies and regulations regarding credit transfer of students are
         described in the KFUPM Undergraduate Study and Examinations Regulations,
         and the Rules of their Implementation booklet.



7. Attendance and Completion Requirements

Attach handbook or bulletin description of requirements for:
a. Attendance.
ATTENDANCE AND WITHDRAWAL
FROM STUDY
1. A regular student should attend all classes and laboratory sessions. A student may be
discontinued from a course and denied entrance to the final examination if his attendance
is less than the limit determined by the University Council. This limit cannot be less than
75% of classes and lab sessions assigned to each course during the semester. A student
who is denied entrance to the examination due to excessive absences will be considered
as having failed that course (A9).
Implementation Rules
(i) A regular student will not be allowed to continue in a course and take the final
examination and will be given a DN grade if his unexcused absences are more than 20%
of the lecture and laboratory sessions scheduled for the course.
(ii) A regular student will not be allowed to continue in a course and to enter the final
examination
if his attendance is less than 66.7% of the lecture and l a b sessions scheduled for the
course. This applies to both excused and unexcused absences. The student will be given a
W grade in that course provided his unexcused absences do not exceed 20% of the
scheduled lecture and laboratory sessions. If the unexcused absences exceed 20%, the
provisions of the previous paragraph will apply.
2. The college council - or whatever body it delegates its authority to - may exempt a
student from the provisions of Attendance and allow him to attend the final examination
if he provides an excuse acceptable to the council. For such an exemption provided by the
University Council, the minimum attendance requirement is not less than 50% of the
lecture and laboratory sessions scheduled for the course (A10).


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Implementation Rules
The college council - or whatever body it delegates its authority to - may exempt a
student from the provisions of Attendance and allow him to attend the final examination
if he furnishes an excuse acceptable to the council, provided that his total attendance in
the lecture and laboratory
sessions is not less than 66.7% of the lecture and laboratory sessions scheduled for the
course.
3. A student who fails to attend the final examination will be given zero in that
examination. In this case, his course grade will be calculated on the basis of the class
work score he earned in the
course (A11).
4. If a student fails to attend the final examination of any of his scheduled courses due to
circumstances beyond his control, the college council, in exceptional cases, may accept
the excuse and arrange a make-up examination for the student within a period not
exceeding the end of the next semester. In such cases the course grade will be given to
the student after the make-up examination
(A12).
Implementation Rules
(i) The student must furnish the excuse to his instructor and request a make up
examination before the end of the next regular semester.
(ii) The course instructor submits his report to the department chairman for presentation
to the departmental and, then, the college council.The dean of the college informs the
student of the council’s decision, i.e., as to whether his petition has been accepted or
rejected. If the petition is accepted, the student will be informed of the date of the make-
up examination.
(iii) Under exceptionally pressing circumstances, the college council may accept the
student’s excuse and give him a make-up examination before the end of the next
semester. The final grade will be given to the student after that make-up examination.
5. A student may be allowed to withdraw from the University for a semester and not be
considered as having failed if he furnishes an acceptable excuse to the authorized body as
determined by the University Council, at least 5 weeks before the commencement of the
final examinations (A13).
Implementation Rules
(i) The Deanship of Admissions & Registration studies all applications for withdrawal for
one semester, and submits its recommendations to the relevant Vice Rector of the
University.
(ii) If a student has received any course grades before submitting an application to
withdraw for a
semester, all such grades are retained in his academic record and he will be given a W
grade
in the remaining courses.
(iii) A student may submit an application to discontinue study in a particular semester and
withdraw from all courses during the stipulated period (after the 10th week and before
end of the 14th week) provided he has an acceptable excuse and his grade in each course
is determined as
“Withdrawn with Pass” or “Withdrawn with Fail” according to his performance. The



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grade will be assigned by the instructor, with the approval of the department chairman, in
the light of the student’s performance before his application to discontinue his studies.
6. A student may submit an application for suspension of enrollment, for reasons
acceptable to the college council, provided the suspension period does not exceed two
consecutive semesters, or a maximum of three non-consecutive semesters, during his
entire course of study at the University. Otherwise his enrollment status will be canceled.
However, the University Council may, at its discretion, make exceptions to this rule
(A14).
7. If a student interrupts his studies for one semester without submitting an application
for suspension of enrollment, his enrollment status at the University will be canceled.
The University Council however, may at its discretion, cancel a student’s enrollment
status if he discontinues his studies for a period of less than one semester (A15).
8. A student is not considered to have interrupted his studies during the terms he spends
as a visiting student in other universities (A16).
RE-ENROLLMENT
A student whose enrollment status has been canceled, may apply for reenrollment with
the same University ID number and academic record he had before his suspension (A17),
provided:
1. he applies for re-enrollment within four regular semesters from the date of cancellation
of his enrollment status;
2. he obtains the approval of the relevant college council and related departments for the
re-enrollment;
3. that five or more semesters have lapsed since cancellation of his enrollment, in which
case the student can apply to the University for admission as a new student without
considering his old academic record, if he fulfills all the admission requirements for new
students;
4. that he has not been re-enrolled previously; 5. that he was not on probation prior to the
cancellation of his enrollment.
Implementation Rules
(i) A suspended student should submit his re-enrollment application to the Deanship of
Admissions & Registration at least one month before the beginning of the semester in
which he intends to resume study.
(ii) The Deanship of Admissions & Registration coordinates with the relevant college
council in order to arrive at a decision regarding the application.
(iii) A student who interrupts his studies for more than five semesters may apply for
admission as a new student if he fulfills all admission requirements for new students. The
student will be assigned a new University ID number and no credits will be transferred
from his previous record, though such credits will appear in his new academic record.
 (iv) Re-Enrollment does not apply to dismissed students. A student who has been
dismissed from the University for academic or disciplinary reasons - or from other
universities for disciplinary reasons - will not be reenrolled at the University. If it
becomes known later that a student has been dismissed for such reasons, his enrollment
will automatically be considered null and void as of the reenrollment date (A18).
b. Progression from year to year.
The academic levels system divides the academic year into two regular semesters. There
may be a summer session, the duration of which is considered as half a regular semester.



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The degree requirements are divided into various levels in accordance with the degree
plan approved by the University Council (A7).
The University Council sets up the detailed regulations which govern promotion from
one academic level to another bearing in mind the following considerations (A8).
a. The courses of each major are spread over the academic levels. A number of credit
hours is assigned for each level, as required by the approved degree plan.
b. Students who have not failed in the course of their studies are successively promoted
from lower to higher academic levels, according to their approved degree plan.
c. Students who have failed some courses, are registered in courses with the minimum
allowed semester course load bearing in mind that:
• there should be no conflict in their study schedule;
• they should satisfy all prerequisite requirements;
• they will not be allowed to take more courses from the next academic level other than
the number required to complete their minimum course load.
c. Program completion
A student graduates after successfully completing the graduation requirements according
to the degree plan, provided his cumulative GPA is not less than “pass”. Following the
recommendation of the department council, the college council may determine certain
additional courses the student should take to improve his cumulative GPA if he has
passed the required courses, but with a low GPA (A19).
Implementation Rules
(i) Student is required to pursue his major degree plan and complete all requirements
before graduation.
(ii) The Deanship of Admissions & Registration will provide the relevant departments
with copies of the academic records of all candidates for graduation. The department will
then review these records to ensure that the students have satisfied all graduation
requirements and will provide the Deanship of Admissions & Registration with a list of
the students who qualify for graduation.
(iii) A student must attain a cumulative GPA and major GPA of 2.00 or above (out of
4.00) to
graduate.
(iv) If the cumulative GPA is lower than the required limit, it may be re-calculated at the
student’s
request,provided he has successfully completed all the courses required for obtaining the
degree. This will be based upon the recommendation of the department council in
coordination with the Deanship of Admissions & Registration and the approval of the
college council. However, at the time of graduation, the student’s cumulative GPA
should not be more than 2.00 (out of 4.00) after recalculation

E. Regulations for Student Assessment and Verification of Standards
1. Regulations or policies for allocation and distribution of grades




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If the institution, college, department or program has policies or regulations dealing with the allocation or
distribution of students grades state the policy or regulation, or attach a copy.
    Depending on the nature of the course, the students' performance in courses are
    evaluated by a combination of written examinations, quizzes, seminars, term projects,
    homework assignments, laboratory- or field work, and final exams. All examinations,
    except the finals, are scheduled by the instructors themselves. The final examinations,
    which are mandatory for all courses, are scheduled by the Deanship of Admission and
    Registration. The duration of the final examinations are between one and three hours.

THE GRADING SYSTEM APPLICABLE AT KFUPM
A+ 95 – 100 4.00 Exceptional
A 90 – Less than 95 3.75 Excellent
B+ 85 – Less than 90 3.50 Superior
B 80 – Less than 85 3.00 Very Good
C+ 75 – Less than 80 2.50 Above Average
C 70 – Less than 75 2.00 Good
D+ 65 – Less than 70 1.50 High-Pass
D 60 – Less than 65 1.00 Pass
F Less than 60 0.00 Fail
IP – – In Progress
IC – – Incomplete
DN – 0.00 Denial
NP 60 or above – No grade-Pass
NF Less than 60 – No grade-Fail
W – – Withdrawn
WP – – Withdrawn with Pass
WF – 0.00 Withdrawn with Fail
AU – – Audit


2. What processes will be used for verifying standards of achievement (eg check marking of sample of tests
or assignments? Independent assessment by faculty from another institution) (Processes may vary for
different courses or domains of learning. )


At present, our Department is also being accredited by the British Geological Survey.
Upon their recommendations, we shall study the possibility of introducing of a kind of
"external examiner" system wherever appropriate


F Student Administration and Support
1. Student Academic Counselling
Describe arrangements to be made for academic counselling and advice for students, including both
scheduling of faculty office hours and advice on program planning, subject selection and career planning
(which might be available at college level)

        Students at KFUPM have all means for knowing their own academic standing and


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         the study requirements according to the University and College standards and
         regulations. The University publishes and distributes the Undergraduate Bulletin
         every two years where all University, College, and Program requirements are
         described. Among others, the mission, objectives, course requirements and course
         options for the Geology and Geophysics degrees offered by the ESD department
         are also provided in the Bulletin.
        The advising system at KFUPM has changed in the last years from an advisor-
         based to a student-based system. Students now can perform early-registration,
         registration, drop and add courses, without the need to consult their academic
         advisors. In specific circumstances however students must consult with their
         respective advisors or the Chairman to get approval for special requests. The ESD
         Faculty are asked to stay in their office during these activities in case their advice
         is needed.
        Similarly, Faculty are asked to stay in their office a full day after the final grades
         have been posted to discuss with the students their exam results.
        The University's Student Affairs Department offers several academic and social
         services from the date the student joins KFUPM until graduation. These include
         housing, student activities, cooperative program, and summer training program.
         Student Affairs also runs the Counseling and Advising Center (CAAC) where any
         student can participate in professional, academic, social or personal skills
         improvement programs. The Student Affairs organizes annual Career Days where
         students can meet local industry representatives, and observe the job market.
        Students are encouraged to join local and international professional societies (in
         case of ESD the relevant societies are: Dhahran Geoscience Society, SEG, AGU,
         AAPG, etc.) and are invited and urged to attend local technical meetings and
         departmental seminars.


2. Student Appeals

 Attach regulations for student appeals on academic matters, including processes for consideration of those
appeals.
Apparently, this is not discussed in the Undergraduate Bulletin

G. Text and Reference Material
1. What process is to be followed by faculty in the program for planning and acquisition of text, reference
and other resource material including electronic and web based resources?

    The adopted textbooks for teaching are frequently evaluated by the course instructors.
    Proposed new textbooks, either as a replacement for an existing one or a book for a
    new course are first evaluated by the Textbook Subcommittee of the Curriculum
    Committee, and discussed and recommended by the Department Council before
    forwarding it to obtain College and University approval.

2. What processes are to be followed by faculty in the program for evaluating the adequacy of book,
reference and other resource provision?



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Recommended textbooks are discussed at the Departmental Council Meeting.




H. Faculty
1. Appointments

Summarize the process of employment of new faculty to ensure that faculty are appropriately qualified and
experienced for their teaching responsibilities.

      All faculty members in the ES Department hold Ph.D. degrees and graduated
       from reputed universities. They have diverse backgrounds of academic and non-
       academic experiences.
    Faculty appointments are made from candidates of outstanding technical
       competence and on the basis of demonstrated achievement in teaching, research
       and industrial experience. The recruitment procedure is applied to all faculty
       positions that include professorial ranks, instructors, lecturers, and research
       assistants.
Professorial professorial rank faculty and lecturers
The procedure for recruiting new professorial rank faculty and lecturers is the following:
    Advertisement of available faculty openings for professorial rank faculty
       members and lecturers is published in the University's web-page, the departmental
       web-page, local journals and professional international journals. The applicants
       are requested to provide complete resumes and application forms, along with
       photocopies of official transcripts/degrees, list of publications, especially those
       published in the refereed professional journals, and at least 4 referees with their
       complete address and email address.
    Application files for professorial rank, instructor and lecturer positions are
       reviewed by the Departmental Search Committee; for research assistants by an ad
       hoc Committee.
    The Department Council discusses the case, then the Chairman in consultation
       with the Dean of College of Sciences submits the request to the Vice Rector for
       Academic Affairs who will advise the Dean of the Faculty and Personnel Affairs
       to complete the recruitment process. The recommended application files along
       with the proposed academic ranks, salary ranges and teaching responsibilities are
       then forwarded to the Rector for final approval.
    The University might arrange personal interviews with the applicants in their
       locations. In this case the interview reports are sent to the Chairman.
Research/ Graduate Assistants
    Only excellent applicants who graduated with high academic records are
       evaluated by an ad hoc Committee for recruitment in the department. The
       Chairman forwards the recommended application files to the Dean of Graduate
       Studies for final approval.


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        Graduating students with outstanding academic achievements are encouraged to
         join as graduate assistants.



2. Participation in Program Planning, Monitoring and Review

Explain the process for consultation with and involvement of faculty in monitoring program quality,
annual review and planning for improvement.
All faculty are involved in the different program planning, and self-assassment exercises


3. Professional; Development

What arrangements are made for professional development of faculty for:

(a) Improvement of skills in teaching?

        Most faculty attend lectures and Short Courses organized by the Academic
         Development Center (ADC) of the University, devoted to such topics as: effective
         teaching, use of instructional technology in teaching, peer consultation and
         effective research.
        There has been recent interest in the ADC grants and fellowships for research on
         enhancing teaching and student learning, and grants of developing online
         courses.
(b) Other professional development including knowledge of research and developments in their field of
teaching?

      The faculty members actively participate in the weekly seminar program of the
       Department (see Appendix E).
    The methods used by Faculty to keep themselves current in their discipline are
       shown in the next Table
   Table: Ways the ESD Faculty keep themselves current in their discipline. Listed in
                            order of decreasing popularity
 Way of self-education                                                 Per cent
 Reading technical papers                                                100
 Reading books                                                            92
 By internet                                                              92
 Attendig conferences                                                     75
 Attending Short Courses                                                  75
 Attending Seminars                                                       75
 Attending workshops                                                      67
 Other                                                                    33

4. Preparation of New Faculty

Describe the process used for orientation and/or induction of new, visiting or part time faculty to ensure full
understanding of the program and the role of the course(s) they teach as components within it.


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There is no special procedure for this

5. Part Time and Visiting Faculty

 Provide a summary of Program/Department/ College/institution policy on appointment of part time and
 visiting faculty. (ie. Approvals required, selection process, proportion of total faculty etc.)

 Part time and visiting faculty mostly participate in Graduate teaching. In each case, this
 must be discussed and approved by the departmental, and College Council.

I. Program Evaluation and Improvement Processes

1. Effectiveness of Teaching

 a. What processes will be used to evaluate and improve the strategies planned for developing learning in
 the different domains of learning? (eg. assessment of learning achieved, advice on consistency with
 learning theory for different types of learning, assessment of understanding and skill of faculty in using
 different strategies)
 Analysis of student evaluations, questionnaires to graduating students and alumni

 b. What processes will be used for evaluating the skills of faculty in using the planned strategies?
 Analysis of student evaluations, questionnaires to graduating students and alumni

2. Overall Program Evaluation

 a. What strategies will be used in the program for obtaining assessments of the overall quality of the program and achievement of

 (i) from current students and graduates of the program?

 Standard online evaluations by current students, Questionnaires sent to alumni.

 Survey Forms that we use:


 The survey seeks graduating students' input on the quality of education they received in their program and th



 1) The total credit hours required in the degree program are too high.



 2) The program is effective in enhancing team-working abilities.



 3) The program administration is effective in supporting learning.


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4) The program is effective in developing analytic and problem solving skills.



5) The program is effective in developing independent thinking.



6) The program is effective in developing written communication skills.



7) The program is effective in developing planning abilities.



8) The mathematical and scientific content of the program is adequate for pursuing the advanced courses in




Answer question 9 if applicable.

9) The summer training / Field Geology course experience is effective in enhancing:

a) Ability to work in teams                  (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
b) Independent thinking                      (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
c) Appreciation of ethical values            (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
d) Professional development                  (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
e) Time management skills                    (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
f) Judgment                                  (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
g) Discipline                                (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)
h) The link between theory and practice      (A)     (B)    (C)    (D)     (E)


10) What are the best aspects of your program?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………



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11) What aspects of your program could be improved?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………




The Earth Sciences Department at KFUPM is currently undertaking a Self Assessment
in a better position in assessing the program than others, and your comments and o
confidential survey and you will not be identified in the survey report.

A - Excellent ; B - Very Good; C – Good; D – Fair;    F: Not satisfactory; G – No opinion.

I     Knowledge in Earth Sciences

      2. The curriculum (course) offerings of the department.




      3. Coverage of basic sciences such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.




      4. Coverage of the fundamentals in Earth Sciences.




      5. Laboratory training.




      6. Field training.




      7. Data analysis and computer skills.


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II   General University Education

     A. Communication Skills

     1. Oral communication




     2. Report writing.




     3. Presentation skills.




     B. Interpersonal Skills.

     1. Ability to work in a team.




     2. Independent thinking.




     3. Appreciation of ethical values.




     C. Work Skills.

     1. Time management.




     2. Judgment.




     3. Discipline.



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III      General Comments

      Please make any additional comments or suggestions, which you think would help strengt




IV       Alumni Information


         Name:

         Year of Graduation:

         How many months after graduation could you find a job?

         Postgraduate Degrees Earned since Graduation:

         Affiliation & Work Address

         Rank/Position:

         Telephone:

         Email Address:



(ii) from independent advisors and/or evaluator(s)?.

Depends on their questionnaires – At present we are in the process of seeking accreditation from the British



(iii) from employers and/or other stakeholders. We use the following questionnaire:




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The purpose of this survey is to obtain employers' input on the quality of graduates of the Geology and Geop
within 1 or 2 days to
       Professor Gabor Korvin, Mail Box 1157, Earth Sciences Department, King Fahd University of Petro

Organization Information
Organization Name: ______________________________

Type of Business: _______________________________

Organization Size (Number of employees): ____________

Number of KFUPM Earth Sciences Graduates in Your Organization: __________

Salary Range for KFUPM Earth Sciences Graduates: _____________________________

Please rate the abilities of KFUPM Earth Sciences graduates on the scale given below:




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V. General Comments

1.     Please identify any other job skill requirements specific to your organization.



2.     Based on your observations of KFUPM Earth Sciences graduates, please list the noted:

       a).    Deficiencies



       b).    Strengths



3.     Please provide your valuable comments to improve the program so that our graduates can meet your e




4.     How do you compare our graduate with those of other universities?




b. What key performance indicators will be used to monitor and report annually on the quality of the
program?

Grade distribution
c. What processes will be followed for reviewing these assessments and planning action to improve the
program?

Dept. Chairman discusses these issues with individual faculty in connection with his Self evaluation.


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Attachments.

1. Copies of regulations and other documents referred to in template preceded by a table of contents.
(All have been attached at the proper place)
2. Course specifications for all courses including field experience specification if applicable..

(It is included)




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                                Allocation of Responsibilities for Learning Outcomes to Courses

Learning Outcomes                                                       GEOP Courses (in order of the Catalogue)
                                202    204    205   315    320    399    402   404    405    415    430   450    455    465   470    472    475    478   480   CHE   CHE
   Course Code and                                                                                                                                             M     M
   Number                                                                                                                                                      101   102

Knowledge
  Facts                         √      √      √     √      √      x      x     √      √      √      √     √      √      √     √      √      √      √     √     √     √
  Concepts, theories            √      √      √     √      √      x      x     √      √      √      √     √      √      √     √      √      √      √     √     √     √
  Procedures                    √      √      √     √      √      x      x     √      √      √      √     √      √      √     √      √      √      √     √     √     √
Cognitive Skills
  Apply skills when asked       X      X      X     X      X      √      X     X      X      X      X     X      X      X     X      X      X      X     X     X     X
  Creative thinking and         √      √      √     √      √             √     √      x      √      √     √      √      √     √      √      √      √     √     √     √
   problem solving                                                x
Interpersonal Skills
and Responsibility
  Responsibility for own        x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x     x     x
  learning
  Group participation and       x      x      x     x      x      √      √     x      x      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x     x     x
  leadership
  Act responsibly-personal      x      x      x     x      x      √      √     x      x      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x     x     x
  and professional situations
  Ethical standards of          x      x      x     x      x      √      √     x      x      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x     x     x
  behaviour
Communication IT
and Numerical Skills
  Oral and written              x      x      x     x      x      √      √     x      √      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x     x     x
  communication
                                x      x      √     x      √      √      √     √      √      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      √     x     x     x
  Use of IT

                                x      x      √     x      √      x      √     √      x      x      x     x      x      x     x      x      x      √     x     x     x
  Basic maths and statistics

                                x      x      x     √      x      √      √     x      x      x      √     x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x     √     √
Psychomotor Skills


 √    Major Responsibility x Minor Responsibility
(Note: Add additional sheets if necessary to provide for all required courses in the program including any courses offered by other departments)

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                                Allocation of Responsibilities for Learning Outcomes to Courses

Learning Outcomes                                                                                Courses
                                ICS    EN           GS     MA     MA     MA    MA     PHY    PHY    PHY
   Course Code and              103    GL     IA    xxx    TH     TH     TH    TH     S      S      S
   Number                                     S     4      101    102    201   202    101    102    201

Knowledge
  Facts                         √      x      √     √      √      √      √     √      √      √      √
  Concepts, theories            √      x      √     √      √      √      √     √      √      √      √
  Procedures                    √      x      √     √      √      √      √     √      √      √      √
Cognitive Skills
  Apply skills when asked       X      X      X     X      X      X      X     X      X      X      X
  Creative thinking and         √      x      x     x      √      √      √     √      √      √      √
   problem solving
Interpersonal Skills
and Responsibility
  Responsibility for own        x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
  learning
  Group participation and       x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
  leadership
  Act responsibly-personal      x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
  and professional situations
  Ethical standards of          x      x      √     √      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
  behaviour
Communication IT
and Numerical Skills
  Oral and written              x      √      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
  communication
                                √      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
  Use of IT
                                √      x      x     x      √      √      √     √      √      √      √
  Basic maths and statistics

                                x      x      x     x      x      x      x     x      x      x      x
Psychomotor Skills


 √    Major Responsibility x Minor Responsibility
(Note: Add additional sheets if necessary to provide for all required courses in the program including any courses offered by other departments)

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