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Master in Geophysics

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ABOUT THE

Program

Conceived under the effort of the schools of Physics and Geology, the Master in Geophysics at the Industrial University of Santander is aimed at professionals in the basic sciences and engineering.

Being the second postgraduate of its kind that was established in the country, this master’s degree meets the needs of the regions to have experts who analyze and study terrestrial phenomena from the physical perspective.

The program trains teachers who stand out for their ability to carry out research related to the earth sciences, such as the exploration and exploitation of natural resources, risk prevention and environmental geophysics.

Bucaramanga, Santander: SNIES 102648 | Qualified Registration: MEN N.° 13646 of December 10, 2019, validity 8 years.

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DEGREE:

Master in Geophysics

DURATION:

4 Semesters

MODALITY::

On-site

CAMPUS

Main Campus Bucaramanga

DEGREE:

Master in Geophysics

DURATION:

4 Semesters

MODALITY:

on-site

CAMPUS:

Main Campus Bucaramanga

APPLICANT

Profile

The Masters in Geophysics is aimed at professionals in Physics, Geology and related areas. The applicant must be highly motivated by the study of the Earth Sciences, interested in scientific computation and inclined towards the analysis of physics and mathematics.

To apply, basic knowledge in geology, mechanics, electromagnetism, waves and differential, integral and vector calculus must be demonstrated. Likewise, it is required to feel disposition to carry out field activities and for the application of the scientific method to understand the planet.

GRADUATE

Profile

The Master in Geophysics graduated from the Industrial University of Santander (UIS) is a comprehensive professional of science that demonstrates ethical, political and social commitment to the country.

Our graduates contribute to social progress by interpreting, transforming and generating knowledge in the area of geophysics. Likewise, they actively participate in research and development processes in the prospection of deposits (mineral or energy), as well as in the evaluation of phenomena associated with geological, seismic and volcanic hazards and in the understanding of the environment.

LABOR

Field

  • As a researcher, contributing to the scientific knowledge of the constitution, dynamics and interaction of the physical properties of the planet and its effect on society and the environment.

  • Designing and executing geophysical campaigns oriented to the search and exploration of mineral and energy resources.

  • Contributing to the solution of environmental problems and interaction with the physical environment, with the application of specific tools in their field.

  • Advising public entities in charge of formulating and developing policies for the energy, mining and environmental sectors.

OUR

Accreditations

Qualified Registration: Ministry of National Education (MEN) Resolution no. 13646 of December 10, 2019 (valid for eight and a half years).

APPLICANT

Profile

The Masters in Geophysics is aimed at professionals in Physics, Geology and related areas. The applicant must be highly motivated by the study of the Earth Sciences, interested in scientific computation and inclined towards the analysis of physics and mathematics.

To apply, basic knowledge in geology, mechanics, electromagnetism, waves and differential, integral and vector calculus must be demonstrated. Likewise, it is required to feel disposition to carry out field activities and for the application of the scientific method to understand the planet.

GRADUATE

Profile

The Master in Geophysics graduated from the Industrial University of Santander (UIS) is a comprehensive professional of science that demonstrates ethical, political and social commitment to the country.

Our graduates contribute to social progress by interpreting, transforming and generating knowledge in the area of geophysics. Likewise, they actively participate in research and development processes in the prospection of deposits (mineral or energy), as well as in the evaluation of phenomena associated with geological, seismic and volcanic hazards and in the understanding of the environment.

LABOR

Field

  • As a researcher, contributing to the scientific knowledge of the constitution, dynamics and interaction of the physical properties of the planet and its effect on society and the environment.

  • Designing and executing geophysical campaigns oriented to the search and exploration of mineral and energy resources.

  • Contributing to the solution of environmental problems and interaction with the physical environment, with the application of specific tools in their field.

  • Advising public entities in charge of formulating and developing policies for the energy, mining and environmental sectors.

OUR

Accreditations

Qualified Registration: Ministry of National Education (MEN) Resolution no. 13646 of December 10, 2019 (valid for eight and a half years).

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Academic

Curriculm

 

code:  29318          credits:  5 -  Fundamentals of Geophysics I


code:  29319          credits:  5 -  Computational Geophysics


code:  00000          credits:  5 -  Elective I


 

code:   29320          credits:  5 -  Fundamentals of Geophysics II


code:   26927          credits:  5 -  Research Work I


code:   00000          credits:  5 -  Elective II


 

code:   26928          credits:  1 -  Research Seminar


code:   26929          credits:  9 -  Research Work II


code:   00000          credits:  5 -  Elective III


 

code:  29324          credits:  15 -   Research  Work III


 

code:   26931          credits:  5 - Geosciences for Geophysicists


code:   26933          credits:  5 -  Introduction to Seismology


code:   26934          credits:  5 -  Environmental Geophysics


code:   26935          credits:  5 -  Advanced Seismology


code:   26936          credits:  5 -  Reservoir Geophysics


code:   26937          credits:  5 -  Seismotectonics


code:   26938          credits:  5 -  Petrophysics


code:   29322          credits:  5 -  Topics in Geophysics


code:   29321          credits:  5 -  Waves in Media


code:   29323          credits:  5 -  Monograph


KEEP IN MIND

Additional Information

   Bucaramanga  

1st Semester

2024

* Subject to demand

Registration payment begins

Registration begins

Registration payment deadline

Registration deadline

Entrance exams

Interviews

Results publication

Academic Tuition Payment

Academic Tuition

Classes begin

 

August 15, 2023

August 16, 2023

January 24, 2024

January 26, 2024

February 01 to 06, 2024

February 07, 2024

February 09, 2024

February 09 to 14, 2024

February 12 to 15, 2024

February 19, 2024

  
Requirements list
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • UIS registration form duly completed and signed.
  • Resume, it has to be done in the UIS format established institutionally for this purpose, with the attachment of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described in it.
  • Photocopy of valid identity document valid in Colombia or valid passport for foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format, white background 3×4.
  • Photocopy of the diploma or Photocopy of the undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by a recognized HEI in Colombia.
    • Notice 1: If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish if it is in a foreign language. The degrees must be validated before the Ministerio de Educación Nacional of the Republic of Colombia in case the applicant is going to study a master’s degree in the area of health, law or other area regulated by national regulations that require this administrative act.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during undergraduate studies, with a weighted average equal to or higher than three point fifty (3.50), and those of the research or in-depth master’s degree programs completed.
    • Notice 2: In the case of UIS undergraduate alumni, it is not necessary to provide it.
  • Receipt of payment issued by the UIS treasury for the current value of the registration or receipt of consignment in the account authorized by the UIS.
  • If the advisory committee so determines, proof of reading comprehension and written production in Spanish language, presenting the certificate of approval issued by the UIS School of Languages.
    • Notice 1: The cost of the certification or test is not included in the registration fee for the graduate program.
  • For research master’s degrees, certification of foreign language level equivalent to or higher than level A1 according to the CEFR for languages, according to standardized test or issued by the UIS Institute of Languages.
    • Notice 2: This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents.
  • Receipt of payment, issued by the UIS treasury, for the current value of the psycho-technical test (if required) or receipt of consignment in the authorized accounts.
  • Two (2) confidential letters of academic reference, in sealed envelopes, sent directly to the graduate coordination, according to the form established by the UIS.
  • Research Master’s Degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a scientific institution with which there is an agreement in force, signed by the director of the same, and in which the applicant is presented to the program.
  • In-depth master’s degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a company or organization, signed by the legal representative of the same, presenting the applicant to the postgraduate program and expressing that in such group or entity the application work may be proposed or carried out.
SPECIFICS REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM
  • AA
  • BB
  • CC
  • Notice A: All the documents listed above must have a digital version in PDF in order to complete the online registration process.
  • Notice B: All documents must be submitted physically. To hand the documents in, please go to the postgraduate office of the program in the city where you wish to take the academic program or to the offices of the entity with which the UIS has an agreement with.
  • Notice C: When physical documents are submitted, additional documents that you consider relevant for the admission must be attached.
  • Notice D: On the page “Start the registration process” the formats to fill out the requested documentation can be downloaded.

Inscription

# S.M.M.L.V.

Tuition fees per semester

# S.M.M.L.V.

Academic fees per semester # S.M.M.L.V.

The university has a mechanism through which the financial obligations of a student can be partially or totally covered by a company or entity that wishes to support the student.

Also, various forms of payment have been arranged so that students can combine the available forms of payment according to their particular conditions. On the page "Start registration process" you will find the available options.

Additionally, to facilitate access to postgraduate programs, the UIS has signed various agreements with entities specialized in educational credit. These agreements seek facilities and better credit conditions for UIS students.

* Students who have the voting certificate from the last popular election process in Colombia may request a 10% discount on tuition fees.

KEEP IN MIND

Additional Information

1st semester

2024

*Subject to demand of the program.




Bucaramanga

Registration payment begins

Aug 15, 2023

Registration begins

Aug 16, 2023

Registration payment deadline

Jan 24, 2024

Registration deadline

Jan 26, 2024

Entrance exams

Feb 1-6, 2024

Interviews

Feb 7, 2024

Results publication

Feb 9, 2024

Academic Tuition Payment

Feb 9-14, 2024

Academic Tuition

Feb 12-15, 2024

Classes begin

Feb 19, 2024

Requirements list

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • UIS registration form duly completed and signed.
  • Resume, it has to be done in the UIS format established institutionally for this purpose, with the attachment of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described in it.
  • Photocopy of valid identity document valid in Colombia or valid passport for foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format, white background 3×4.
  • Photocopy of the diploma or Photocopy of the undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by a recognized HEI in Colombia.
    • Notice 1: If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish if it is in a foreign language. The degrees must be validated before the Ministerio de Educación Nacional of the Republic of Colombia in case the applicant is going to study a master’s degree in the area of health, law or other area regulated by national regulations that require this administrative act.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during undergraduate studies, with a weighted average equal to or higher than three point fifty (3.50), and those of the research or in-depth master’s degree programs completed.
    • Notice 2: In the case of UIS undergraduate alumni, it is not necessary to provide it.
  • Receipt of payment issued by the UIS treasury for the current value of the registration or receipt of consignment in the account authorized by the UIS.
  • If the advisory committee so determines, proof of reading comprehension and written production in Spanish language, presenting the certificate of approval issued by the UIS School of Languages.
    • Notice 1: The cost of the certification or test is not included in the registration fee for the graduate program.
  • For research master’s degrees, certification of foreign language level equivalent to or higher than level A1 according to the CEFR for languages, according to standardized test or issued by the UIS Institute of Languages.
    • Notice 2: This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents.
  • Receipt of payment, issued by the UIS treasury, for the current value of the psycho-technical test (if required) or receipt of consignment in the authorized accounts.
  • Two (2) confidential letters of academic reference, in sealed envelopes, sent directly to the graduate coordination, according to the form established by the UIS.
  • Research Master’s Degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a scientific institution with which there is an agreement in force, signed by the director of the same, and in which the applicant is presented to the program.
  • In-depth master’s degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a company or organization, signed by the legal representative of the same, presenting the applicant to the postgraduate program and expressing that in such group or entity the application work may be proposed or carried out.

SPECIFICS REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM

  • AA
  • BB
  • CC
  • Notice A: All the documents listed above must have a digital version in PDF in order to complete the online registration process.
  • Notice B: All documents must be submitted physically. To hand the documents in, please go to the postgraduate office of the program in the city where you wish to take the academic program or to the offices of the entity with which the UIS has an agreement with.
  • Notice C: When physical documents are submitted, additional documents that you consider relevant for the admission must be attached.
  • Notice D: On the page “Start the registration process” the formats to fill out the requested documentation can be downloaded.

Inscription

0,25 S.M.M.L.V.

Tuition fees per semester

1 S.M.M.L.V.*

Academic fees per semester

10 S.M.M.L.V.


The university has a mechanism through which the financial obligations of a student can be partially or totally covered by a company or entity that wishes to support the student.

Also, various forms of payment have been arranged so that students can combine the available forms of payment according to their particular conditions. On the page "Start registration process" you will find the available options.

Additionally, to facilitate access to postgraduate programs, the UIS has signed various agreements with entities specialized in educational credit. These agreements seek facilities and better credit conditions for UIS students.

* Students who have the voting certificate from the last popular election process in Colombia may request a 10% discount on tuition fees.

OUR

Faculty

José David Sanabria Gómez

Ph.D. in Physics

Luis Alberto Núñez de Villavicencio Martínez

Ph.D. in Science

Rocío del Pilar Bernal Olaya

Ph.D. in Geology

Carlos Alberto Ríos Reyes

Ph.D. in Applied Science

Giovanni Jiménez Díaz

Ph.D. in Geodynamics

Sait Khurama Velásquez

Ph.D. in Earth and Universe Sciences

Manuel Alberto Flórez Torres

Ph.D. in Geophysics

Arturo Plata Gómez

Ph.D in Engineering Sciences

David Alejandro Miranda Mercado

Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry

AGREEMENTS

and allies

The UIS has established different agreements with national and international entities in order to have a greater impact on their training, teaching, research and related processes in the articulation of the public university with the different social actors.

 

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Contact Us

School of Physics

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000 ext. 2286

fisj@uis.edu.co

docfis@uis.edu.co

UIS Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Laboratorios Livianos building, third floor, office 325

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

School of Physics

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 400 Ext. 2286

fisj@uis.edu.co

docfis@uis.edu.co

UIS Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Laboratorios Livianos building, third floor, office 325

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

School of Physics

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000 Ext: 2286

fisj@uis.edu.co

docfis@uis.edu.co

UIS Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Laboratorios Livianos building, third floor, office 325

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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