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Undergraduate Programmes

  • Applied Geology Programme ( 13 Articles )

    Geology is the study of the history of our planet Earth and the processes that have acted upon it. Geologists are interested in the changes that the earth has undergone and how its physical, chemical, and biological systems have interacted during it’s 4.5 billion year history. Applied geologists utilise this historical records and knowledge to predict, find and recover materials that can be used profitably by humans, including fuels, ore minerals, and building materials.

    The entire World economy is driven by energy (petroleum and uranium ores) and various metals derived from assorted mineral deposits. South Africa is endowed with numerous ore and fossil deposits, which will continue to need the attention of local geologists.

    Degrees Offered

    • B.Sc. (Applied Geology)
  • Environmental and Water Science Programme ( 11 Articles )

    Water is the cornerstone of life as we know it.  We live in a world where more and more people rely on a limited water supply.  South Africa with an average annual rainfall of 500mm has limited water resources. If we do not understand our water resources and the environments where they occur, we cannot manage them and then will be heading for disaster.

    If you are interested in the interaction of humans with the environment, the processes operating in the environment and affecting our water resources and the influence of natural phenomena on the environment, this degree is for you.

    We build skills to assess and manage environmental issues related to surface water, groundwater, soils, climate and land use. Our modules focus, amongst others, on:  

    • The protection of our water resources from over-exploitation and pollution.
    • Understanding soils for conservation and erosion control and food security.
    • Land, water and vulnerability assessments using Geographical Information Systems for map creation
    Degrees Offered
    • B.Sc (Environmental and Water Science)
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