Welcome to the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University


The program started to confer master’s degree in solid earth geophysics in 1993, and doctor’s degree in solid earth geophysics in 1998. In 2010, the program acquired the qualification to confer doctoral degree in geophysics. One of the founders of this major is professor Ma Zaitian, who was a famous geophysicist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The department of geophysics currently owns 13 full-time professors, 6 researchers, 10 associate professors, 2 associate researchers and 3 lecturers, among whom 30 are also doctoral program supervisors and 31 are master's supervisors.

Many famous scholars also hold adjunct professor posts here. The program has established several advanced laboratories in seismic imaging & modeling, rock physics, paleomagnetism and earthquake seismology and geodynamics, and is equipped with 512 cores HP blade server, 1008 cores IBM high performance computing server, geophysical data processing and interpretation workstations, portable broadband seismic array, active source Ocean Bottom Seismograph (OBS), electromagnetic instrument, gravimeter, magnetometer, ground penetrating radar and Rock Ultrasound and Porosimetry under high temperature and pressure, thermal conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurement systems.

Postgraduate Majors




01 Reflection seismology


02 Integrated geophysics


03 Reservoir geophysics


04 Marine geophysics and geodynamics


05 Space physics

The department of geophysics has achieved fast development over the past twenty years with strong supports from both central and municipal government, including national Project 211, Project 985 as well as “Double First-Class” university project and is elected as one of the most important disciplines and the Summit Disciplines of Shanghai. It has undertaken a series of national key research programs such as the National Natural Science Foundation programs, the national “973” and “863” programs, and the National Science and Technology Major Project of China.

Nearly 300 MS and PhD degrees have been granted to our students who have won lots of national and provincial awards. The strength of the department also lies in its integration of both ocean and land studies. During its 30 years of development, especially with the help of national “985” and “211” programs from the Ministry of Education, the department has laid a good foundation for further investigation in seismic migration and numerical modeling in complex media, integrated geophysics, earthquake seismology, geodynamics and space physics. The department is committing itself to be an important center for studies of geological structures, resources and environments in the west Pacific area.

The program confers students with a Master/PhD degree in Geophysics.