Brief History

The opening of Geophysical Engineering Major started with the ITS Senate Meeting in 2006, an
gave birth to Rector’s Decree (SK Rektor) No. 2858/KO3/PP/2006 about the establishment of
Geophysics Study Program in the Physics Major FMIPA ITS. During this time, the students of
Geophysics ITS were the new students of Physics Major and from the beginning we used the
Geophysics Study Program Curriculum that was independent from Physics Major curriculum.

On 6 th July 2012, based on the Decision Letter (SK) of the Minister of Education and Culture No.
234/E/O/2012, stands geophysical Engineering Major ITS under the Faculty of Civil and Planning
Engineering. Regarding the ITS status from PTN-BLU (Universities for Public Service Bodies) to
PTN-BH (Universities Incorporated Law), The Geophysical Engineering ITS is currently known as
Geophysical Engineering Department ITS (DTG ITS), under the Faculty of Civil, Environment and
Earth Engineering (FTSLK). On 2018, Geophysical Engineering Department ITS achieved ‘A’
accreditation from BAN-PT.

Geophysical Engineering is a discipline of Engineering and technology to examine the structure
under the earth’s surface by utilizing the physical properties of rocks/materials in the earth. Many
cooperation had been established and maintained, both within the country such as Pertamina,
Chevron, Total E&P Pertamina, etc. as well as overseas such as GFZ Germany, NCU (National
Central University), Kumamoto University Japan.

Field of research includes Oil and Gas, Geothermal, Environment, Geotechnical, Energy, Mining,
and Disaster Mitigation. The Geophysical Engineering Department ITS is also active in student
organization HMTG ITS (Himpunan Mahasiswa Teknik Geofisika ITS), Society of Indonesian
Geophysical Students HMGI (Himpunan Mahasiswa Geofisika Indonesia), Society of Indonesian
Geophysical Experts HAGI (Himpunan Ahli Geofisika Indonesia), SEG (Society of Exploration
Geophysicists), SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), IPA (Indonesian Petroleum Association), dan
AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists).

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