LICENCE Sciences de la Terre
Parcours : Geophysical engineering (UFAZ)


Responsable de la mention : Sophie Rihs

École et observatoire des sciences de la Terre (EOST)

5, rue René Descartes

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Contenus et types d'enseignement

  • Langue du parcours :Anglais
  • ECTS :180
  • Volume horaire TPTDCICM
  • Formation initiale
    Formation continue
  • Apprentissage
    Contrat de professionnalisation
  • Stage : durée (en semaines):12

Objectifs du programme

Ce parcours est proposé exclusivement dans le cadre de l'Université franco-azerbaïdjanaise (UFAZ).

This three-year undergraduate program, proposed exclusively in the context of the French-Azerbaidjani University (UFAZ), specialises in Geosciences with an emphasis on Geophysics. It is piloted by Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre in Strasbourg, France, which runs the country’s top Geophysics engineering school catering to carbon-based and geothermal energy companies and their service companies as well as to companies specializing in geotechnical and hydrological problems.

The program combines training in the fundamental aspects of Plate Tectonics, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry with a strong background in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Programming. This training is provided by seasoned Professors and Assistant Professors from Strasbourg University and supplemented by specialist courses by professionals and experts.

Compétences à acquérir

We place a strong emphasis on practical work in all our courses, initiate students to working in both the laboratory and the field, and give them hands-on experience with geophysical exploration methods (seismic methods, gravimetry and magnetic surveys, electro-magnetic surveys) and their corresponding data processing and analysis methods.

As no field in the Geosciences can be understood alone, we guide students to integrate all the knowledge and skills they acquire and apply them to analyze and solve practical Geoscience problems in a project-oriented framework. Our aim is to train well-rounded Geoscientists and Geophysicists with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  What are the skills of an UFAZ Geoscience / Geophysics Bachelor’s graduate?
  • They possess a strong theoretical and practical background in the Geosciences (Geophysics, Geology, and Geochemistry).
  • They possess the geoscience and physics insights and the mathematical skills required to deepen this background in any geoscience speciality, either through in-house industry training, further academic training, or self-learning.
  • They can apply this knowledge and these skills to solving new geoscience problems, pulling together insights from different fields if necessary.
  • They can communicate effectively in English (and also in French for some students), allowing worldwide geographic mobility.
  • They can work effectively in teams within a multi-cultural environment.

Stage et projet tutoré

The internship period in a company is 12 weeks, from March to May.
This internship shall be drawn up the writing of a report and an end-of-training defense.

Enseignements délocalisés

All teaching takes place in Baku, Azerbaidjan.


Alessia Maggi

​UFAZ Education Department

Conditions d'admission

Les candidatures en 1e année de licence s'effectuent sur la plateforme ParcourSup.

Modalités d'inscription

Only students that obtained more than 500 points (out of 700 points) on the State Examination organized by the State Examination Center (SEC) in group 1 can take the UFAZ entrance exam.

The UFAZ exam is organized and structured by the University of Strasbourg and takes place in Baku at the end of July. It is available in Azerbaijani and Russian languages and is open to high-school graduates of both Azerbaijani and Russian school departments.

The UFAZ entrance exam includes multiple-choice questions on the following disciplines: 
  • Physics (10 questions)
  • Chemistry (10 questions)
  • Mathematics (10 questions)
  • General scientific knowledge (10 questions)
  • English language
Admission ranking to UFAZ is based only on the UFAZ exam results (SEC results are not taken into account for the ranking). They are published by UFAZ's special commission, under the supervision of experts from Strasbourg and Rennes 1 Universities.

Students are offered governmental or paying basis places at UFAZ depending on their admission results in the UFAZ exam.

Students who pass the UFAZ entrance exam can also apply to other higher educational institutions in Azerbaijan. 

Pré-requis obligatoires

Pre-requesites for students of this speciality:
  • Having strong skills in maths and physics;
  • Having strong language skills (specifically in English);
  • Being hard-working;
  • Being dedicated;
  • Being adaptable.

Poursuite d'étude

We expect half of our students to apply to energy companies and their geophysical / geotechnical service companies for entry-level positions in data acquisition, data processing, and data interpretation. We expect the other half to pursue their education with a Master’s or advanced engineering degree abroad, then apply for higher-level positions in research and development, management, as well as in more technical fields.

Programme des enseignements

Geophysical engineering (UFAZ)