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BSc. (Geological Engineering)

The Department offers programmes leading to the award of a BSc. (Geological Engineering). The BSc programme aims at providing knowledge of the engineering properties of earth materials, mineral deposits, and groundwater resources. The exploitation of these resources can impact the environment so the programme gives serious considerations to such issues through a well-balanced curriculum between geology, groundwater, engineering and the environment

The BSc programmes are well designed to provide a firm grounding in advanced concepts and methods in mineral exploration, geotechnical engineering, water resources, and environmental management. They are intended to produce motivated and highly qualified professionals who are capable of identifying and solving the numerous problems in the above fields.

The Department has a strong academic staff that reflects the courses that are run in the various programmes. The staff have been trained locally and abroad and have had long practical experience in teaching and research. Some have been engaged in international research activities and/or have been active participants at both local and international conferences, workshops and seminars.
The Department is endowed with adequate resources to undertake research and outreach activities in geotechnical and water resources investigations, mineral exploration, and ore microscopy.

Our graduates work in a very broad range of jobs and are employed in geology, exploration, mining, construction, environmental, and water industries and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), throughout Africa.

We offer the best value for money because our training is very interactive, practically oriented, and methodical. Our students come from Nigeria, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and la Côte d’Ivoire. UMaT must, therefore, be your preferred choice if you are thinking of pursuing a programme in Geological Engineering because our graduates have a competitive edge over other geological engineers/geologists trained from other sister universities.

Programme Description

The 4-year BSc programme aims at providing knowledge of the engineering properties of earth materials, mineral deposits, and groundwater resources. The exploitation of these resources can impact the environment so the programme gives serious considerations to such issues through a well-balanced curriculum between geology, groundwater, engineering and the environment.

Programme Admission Requirement BSc

For admission, candidates must have:

1. Passes in THREE CORE SUBJECTS at Senior High School (SHS) LEVEL in English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science AND passes in THREE SCIENCE ELECTIVES in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

OR

2. Passes in the GCE ORDINARY-LEVEL in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and GCE ADVANCED Level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 151
GL 153
GL 155
GL 157
GL 159
GL 165
GL 167
GL 171
Applied Electricity
Linear Algebra & Trigonometry
Engineering Drawing I
Communication Skills I
Introduction to Computing
Elements of Mining
Basic Mechanics
Geologic Processes & Geomorphology
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
Totals 15 13 19
YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 150
GL 152
GL 154
GL 156
GL 158
GL 172
GL 174
Calculus
Strength of Materials
Physical & Analytical Chemistry
Engineering Drawing II
Communication Skills II
Crystallography & Mineralogy
Palaeontology & Stratigraphy
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
4
1
2
2
3
2
2
3
2
3
3
Totals 15 14 18

 

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 251
GL 255
GL 259
GL 269
GL 271
GL 273
GL 275
GL 277
Literature in English I
Mathematical Analysis
Geology of Ghana
Mineral Processing
Optical Mineralogy
Structural Geology & Map Work
Sedimentary Petrology
Photogeology & Remote Sensing
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
Totals 14 13 18
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 252
GL 254
GL 256
GL 264
GL 270*
GL 258
GL 272
GL 274
Literature in English II
Soil Mechanics
Land Surveying
Fluid Mechanics
Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing I
Extractive Metallurgy
Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
Environmental Geology
1
2
2
2
0
2
2
2
1
4
4
2
4
1
2
1
1
3
3
3
1
2
3
2
Totals 13 19 18
* Fieldtrips maybe organised in either semester but the results shall be credited only at thesecond semester

 

YEAR THREE
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 351
GL 353
GL 357
GL 361
GL 371
GL 373
GL 375
Computer Applications
Mine Surveying
Rock Mechanics
Probability & Statistics
Economic Geology & Industrial Minerals
Field Geology
Physical Hydrogeology
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
2
4
1
2
6
1
2
2
2
2
3
4
2
Totals 11 18 17
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 350
GL 352
GL 354
GL 356*
GL 372
GL 374
GL 376
GL 378
Mineral Resource Estimation
Public Relations
Ore Mineralogy and Microscopy
Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II
Foundation Engineering
Exploration Geochemistry
Engineering Geology
Exploration Geophysics
2
2
1
0
2
2
2
2
1
0
3
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
3
3
3
Totals 13 16 19
* Fieldtrips maybe organised in either semester but the results shall be credited only at thesecond semester

 

YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 451
GL 453
GL 455
GL 457
GL 459
GL 461
GL 463
GL 471
Economic Development and Planning
Mineral Project Evaluation
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Law of Contract & Tort
Operations Research
Principles of Economics
Mining Geology
Groundwater Geochemistry
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
0
2
3
0
2
0
1
1
2
3
2
2
3
2
2
2
Totals 15 9 18
YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 450
GL 452
GL 454
GL 458
GL 472
GL 474
GL 476
Project Work
Colloquium/Seminar
Business Entrepreneurship
Management
Applied Geophysics
Applied Geotechnics
Petroleum Geology
0
1
2
2
2
2
2
12
4
0
0
2
2
1
4
2
2
2
3
3
2
Totals 11 21 18

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