MSc. Geology

Course Code: 
MGLO

Objectives of the programme

The general objective of the programme is to train professional Geologists who can contribute effectively to programmes of mapping and exploration for all types of earth resources through the execution of appropriate geological survey meth-ods in the field and the processing, interpretation and reporting of survey data in the office. Students will have the chance to offer different options namely: Hy-drogeology, Engineering geology, Stratigraphy, Mineral exploration, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Petrology.

Specic Objectives

The specific objectives of the programme are to train participants to:

• Recognise the key features associated with earth resources in the con-text of their discovery and economic viability.

• Extract geological information from aerial photos, satellite images, geo-physical data and geochemical data.

Programme Structure

Recognise the environmental impact of minerals/water and their de-velopment.

• Develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to work independently on mapping and exploration related projects.

• Recognise the role of geology in civil engineering works to improve of their safety and stability.

• Contribute to environmental and disaster awareness and management.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, the student will have:

• Knowledge and understanding of key areas of specialization, and the-oretical basis for methods of analysis and modeling, specific examples of geologic resources assessment and management, and application of worldwide experiences.

• Intellectual skills that include planning; execution and reporting on a significant piece of geoscience research; searching for information and developing ideas; applying appropriate research principles, designs, methods and techniques; and creating new methodologies or research outputs through synthesis of ideas from a wide range of sources.

• Practical skills that include using relevant field and laboratory equip-ment; carrying out field and laboratory work; applying/using different geoscience techniques, and designing relevant infrastructure.

• Transferable and key skills that include manipulating and presenting geoscience data; using science-based evidence to solve problems; and effectively communicating research findings.

Admission requirements

Applicants will be required to possess a good honours degree in Geology or allied disciplines (such as Mine Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Environ-mental Sciences) from a recognised University. In order to participate effectively in the programme, the participants must be able to demonstrate a certain level of proficiency in the English language.

Year 1 Semester I

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Name

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MGLO 7101

Instrumentation and Data Analysis

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7103

Geology and Mineral Resources of SubSaharan Africa

45

0

45

3

MGLO 7109

Remote Sensing

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7208

GIS

15

30

30

2

 

 

Electives

 

Course Code

Course Name

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P

CH

CU

MGLO 7105

Principles of Environmental Geology

30

0

30

2

MGLO 7110

Applied Ore Microscopy

15

30

30

2

MPG 7101

Petroleum Geology

45

0

45

3

 

 

Year 1 Semester II

The student shall take two core courses and three /four others depending on the option.

 

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Name

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P

CH

CU

MGLO 7202

Advanced Structural Geology and Tectonics

30

30

45

3

MGLO 7211

Research Methods

15

30

30

2

 

 

Options

 

Course Code

Course Name

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P

CH

CU

 

Option 1. Petroleum Geology

MGLO 7203

Applied Stratigraphy

30

30

45

3

MGLO 7205

Applied Geophysics

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7208

Applied Sedimentology

30

30

45

3

Prerequisite: MPG 7101 Petroleum Geology

 

Option 2. Mineral Exploration

MGLO 7211

Economic Mineral Deposits

30

30

45

3

MGLO 7206

Advanced Geochemistry

30

30

45

3

MGLO 7205

Advanced Geophysics

15

30

30

2

Prerequisite: MGLO 7110 Applied Ore Microscopy

 

Option 3. Hydrogeology

MGLO 7203

Applied Stratigraphy

30

30

45

3

MGLO 7205

Advanced Geophysics

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7209

Applied Geomorphology

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7214

Advanced Hydrogeology

30

30

45

3

 

Option 4. Engineering Geology

MGLO 7212

Advanced Engineering Geology

30

30

45

3

Course Code

Course Name

L

P

CH

CU

MGLO 7205

Advanced Geophysics

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7209

Applied Geomorphology

15

30

30

2

Prerequisite: MGLO 7105 Principles of Environmental Geology

 

Option 5. Geochemistry and Petrology

MGLO 7206

Advanced Geochemistry

30

30

45

3

MGLO 7201

Isotope Geology and Geochronology

15

30

30

2

MGLO 7213

Applied Mineralogy and Petrology

30

30

45

3

 
Years: 
2