Master Programme

Master of Earth and Planetary Sciences Study Plan

 

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Earth and Planetary Sciences program is 2 years. The maximum study period is 3 years. 

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Majors

1)Planetary geology

2)Planetary atmosphere and space environment

3)Research and observation on asteroids and comets

V. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (18 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MSEZ01

Modern Astronomy

3

MSEZ02

Principles of Remote Sensing

3

MSEZ03

Planetary Science

3

MSEZ04

Earth Science

3

MSEZ05

Numerical Methods

3

MSEZ06

Literature Survey and Thesis Proposal

3

 

Table 2: Major courses* (6 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MSEE01

Physics of the Solar System

3

MSEE02

Cosmochemistry

3

MSEE03

Atmospheric Physics

3

MSEE04

Methods of Mathematical Physics

3

MSEE05

Space Physics

3

* The University has the ultimate right to decide which course or whether the course will be opened for all Major subjects.

 

Table 3: Thesis (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MSEZ00

Thesis

12

 

Table 4: Others (1 Credit)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

MSEZ07

Academic Activities

1

 

VI. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete six core courses from Table 1, two major courses from Table 2, academic activities (ten times of attendance) from Table 4 during the first two semesters to gain 25 credits.
  2. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis in no less than 20,000 words and pass the thesis oral defense.
  3. After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty.

VII. Study Time

1. The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for thesis writing is 12 months.
2. Classes will generally be scheduled at daytime (9:00-18:00) in weekdays or weekend.

VIII. Graduation Requirements
Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Master’s Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

If students pass all courses required in Table 1, 2 and 4 above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, but fail to submit or pass the final thesis oral defense during the specified period, he/she can only get a completion certificate.

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.