Department Philosophy

The Department of Geology provides broad based education in resource exploration, as well as expertise in solving various environmental, groundwater, energy (Oil and Gas) and engineering geological-related problems. This is achieved through intensive training in an excellent academic environment.

The products of this programme will be suitable for employment in the oil and oil-related industries, water boards or corporation, mineral industry, environmental and engineering establishments, the civil service and institutions of higher learning. They can also be self-employed.


The main aim and objectives of the degree programme in Geology are to:

a)      instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for Geology, an appreciation of its application and relevance in the solution of different societal developmental problems, and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

b)      provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of geological knowledge and practical skills.

c)      develop students to be able to apply their geological knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in geology.

d)     enable students acquire a range of transferable skills and attitudes that are of value in geological and non-geological employment.

e)      provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further in specialized areas of geology or multi-disciplinary areas involving geology.

f)       empower students to appreciate the importance of Geology in an industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.


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