Geophysical Engineering is the science which studies the physical and dynamic aspects of the earth, which covers the activities of measurements and data processing of natural phenomena. In addition, the utilization of technology for earth resources management and the natural disaster mitigation are also studied. In the Geophysical Engineering study program there are four major study groups, namely the earth resources exploration, reservoir, imaging and data processing, as well as engineering and the environment.
Various interesting things often happen on parts the earth without us realizing it. For instance, the plates which formed the earth are not static, but moving and shifting slowly. We do not realize it because the shift is very subtle, yet every year there is a change of position. Then why are some areas on earth are prone to earthquakes and some are not? How is the spread of the areas that are prone to earthquake? In Geophysical Engineering such subjects are studied. In addition to learning the theory in classes, the students will also spend time in the laboratory. In principle, the sciences to be studied are everything related to earth and its solid parts. The lecture processes also make use of several kinds of software that will be helpful in modeling the phenomena occurring in the earth.
When natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, and broken slabs of the earth's crust occur, a graduate of the Geophysical Engineering is one that is most sought after because with his knowledge, he will be able to determine the mitigation of such natural disasters. Mitigation is the prevention and efforts to minimize the negative impacts of natural disasters and the means of obtaining their supporting facilities to minimize their impact.