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Applied Geology - Honors Programme

Postgraduate Programmes - Honors Programmes

Admission

Unless Senate determines otherwise and subject to rule A.2.3,a student should have obtained at least a 60% pass in third year level Geology with a minimum of 55% per semester (or its equivalent modules at other universities). If less than 55% was obtained in third year level geology, the candidate may be subjected to an assessment of skills obtained or to re-take one of or more appropriate modules at third year level or both.

Duration

Rule A.4.1 will apply.

Curriculum

Senate, upon the recommendation of the Departmental Chairperson may prescribe additional modules or modules in Geology, Hydrogeology, Exploration  Geochemistry and Petroleum Geology or other relevant subjects.

 

HYDROGEOLOGY  ( Not offered in 2011)                                       120 Credits

Compulsory Modules

Code                                                                                            Credits

APG701    Structural Geology and Geotectonics 701                        15

APG702    Applied Geology 702                                                      15

APG703    Regional Geology and Metallogeny 703                            30

EWS702   Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 702     20

EWS703   Geohydrology 703                                                          20

EWS704   Catchment Processes 704                                              20

 

PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (125 Credits)

Compulsory Modules

Code                                                                                            Credits

APG702    Applied Geology 702                                                      15

APG705    Applied Geophysics 705                                                 10

APG714    Applied Geophysics 714                                                 10

APG711    Basin Analysis and Hydro 711                                         10

APG706    Field Development 706                                                    10

APG707    Field Development 707                                                    10

APG703    Regional Geology and Metallogeny 703                            15

APG709    Research project 709                                                      30

APG701    Structural Geology and Geotectonics 701                         15

 

EXPLORATION GEOCHEMISTRY                                                   115 Credits

Compulsory Modules

Code                                                                                            Credits

APG713    Analytical Geochemistry 713                                          10

APG702    Applied Geology 702                                                      15

APG704    Chemical Concepts 704                                                  10

APG710    Exploration 710                                                              10

APG721    Ore Deposit Modelling 721                                              10

APG703    Regional Geology and Metallogeny 703                            15

APG709    Research project 709                                                      30

APG701    Structural Geology and Geotectonics 701                         15

 

Field and Exploration Geology ( Not offered in 2011)                   125 Credits

Compulsory Modules

Code                                                                                            Credit

APG702    Applied Geology 702                                                      15

APG703    Regional Geology and Metallogeny 703                            15

APG709    Research project 709                                                      30

APG701    Structural Geology and Geotectonics 701                         15

Sub-total:                                                                                       75

Electives (Choose modules to the value of 50 credits)

EWS702   Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 702      20

APG713    Analytical Geochemistry 713                                           10

APG717    Advanced Field Techniques 717                                        10

APG718    Advanced Stratigraphic and Metallogenic Environments      10

APG719    Advanced Structural Analysis 719                                     10

APG705    Applied Geophysics 705                                                  10

APG714    Applied Geophysics 714                                                  10

APG711    Basin Analysis and Hydro 711                                          10

EWS704   Catchment Processes 704                                               20

APG704    Chemical Concepts 704                                                   10

APG710    Exploration 710                                                               10

APG706 Field Development 706                                                        10

APG707 Field Development 707                                                        10

EWS703 Geohydrology 703                                                              20

APG720 Laboratory Techniques 720                                                  10

APG721 Ore Deposit Modelling 721                                                   10


The Honours programme shall extend over a period of ten months.  A period of eight months is required to complete taught Compulsory Modules  after which a period of two months is required for  the Honours project.


Contact Time

Contact time entails 2 hrs for theoretical/conceptual work and 3 hrs for practical work per day.


Assessment

Rule A.5.3 will apply applies.


Promotion

Save with the special permission of Senate, the period of study may not in the case of a full-time student exceed TWO consecutive years or in the case of a part-time student THREE consecutive years.

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