About Us

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Geology and Petroleum Studies Department. I want to reassure you that we are putting in a lot of effort at the start of the new academic year, and we are very excited to welcome you into the Makerere Community. As a student at the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, Makerere University, you have chosen the proper decision. Regardless of the current situation, we will not compromise our students' safety or the high-quality education we provide. I am confident that we will be able to provide a better teaching and learning experience.

The Department has grown significantly in recent years as a result of its graduate’s success in establishing themselves as highly qualified professionals. While at the department, you will work with a world-class academic and support team dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your university education. You have arrived at the start of a worldwide education that will help you compete in an increasingly competitive local and international economy. You are, without a doubt, part of a generation dedicated to acquiring world-class information. Our programs are meticulously designed by the department’s academic staff to guarantee that our graduates gain the skills they need to make a major contribution to the local and global industry. While maintaining academic rigor, our programs are designed to reflect the different requirements of our students and the community in which we live. They also provide our students with the necessary information and abilities to deal with professional and active difficulties in a timely and effective manner.

Obviously, the practical side of a geoscience/geology degree is quite important, so we are preparing to deliver all of our trainings in our state-of-art computer laboratories. Our workshop professionals are also working hard to ensure that you receive the best possible service. For geology/petroleum students, industrial placement is a critical opportunity. I am confident that there will be wonderful placement opportunities for you in the future, which will help your CV stand out. Throughout this semester, the departmental administration and staff will do all possible to work with you. Finally, it is critical that you maintain all of the standard university support systems that will assist you in completing your degree program. It will be possible if we work together. We are looking forward to meeting you soon


Arthur Godfrey BATTE, PhD.   

Head of Department,                                        

Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, Makerere University,

Mobile : +256-775-929921/ +256-703-714773

e-mail: arthur.batte@mak.ac.ug