Applied Geophysics

Programme Duration : 4 years


The Applied Geophysics Programme is an integral part of the Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences. The programme is designed with a view to producing quality, entrepreneurial or job-ready graduates through training and exposure to all aspects of Applied Geophysics. The Department aims to achieve this goal through the offering of a robust curriculum supported with competent staff and excellent teaching & research facilities, within the confines of an ambient environment. Prospective students will also be exposed to hands-on learning experiences through supervised / independent (practical) field work and industrial training. The programme and training style do not only make the graduates competitive in the current labour market, but will prepare them adequately for possible career pursuits in the academia, government or relevant industry (e.g. Oil & Gas, Iron & Steel, etc.). The programme is currently accredited fully by the National Universities Commission (NUC).


Objectives

Theobjectives of the programme are to:

  1. (i)       Provide education and training atundergraduate level in all areas of Applied Geophysics; 
  2. (ii)      Produce broad-based graduates who areequipped with relevant knowledge and skills to contribute to nationaldevelopment by providing innovative solutions to contemporarygeophysics-related problems;
  3. (iii)      Exposestudents to practical-oriented training and fieldwork experience in geology andgeophysics with a view to making them competent and versatile graduates, whocan explore both natural and mineral resources for national economicdevelopment;
  4. (iv)      Producegraduates equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to undertakepost-graduate studies in Applied Geophysics and other related courses; and
  5. (v)      Establish linkage with the industry witha view to apprehending and solving industrial problems.   


Philosophy

The Applied Geophysics programme aims at producing graduates who are equipped with innovative problem-solving capability in the field of groundwater exploration, mineral exploration, engineering and environmental, oil and gas by employing both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary strategies. Graduates of this programme will be suitable for employment in exploration, environment, engineering and water resources corporations, civil service and higher educational institutions. They can also practice as self-employed professionals.


Admission Requirements

(a) UTME To be eligible for admission, candidates must pass the UTME examination with an acceptable score. In addition, a minimum credit pass in five subjects at not more two sittings in WASSCE, NECO or GCE (Ordinary Level) or its equivalent is required. The subjects are to include English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. UTME Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. (b) Direct Entry Candidates seeking direct entry admission into 200 Level must possess, in addition to the certificate requirements specified under UTME above, any of the following qualifications: (i) National Diploma (with a minimum of Upper Credit) in Geology, Mineral Resources or Mining, Civil Engineering or any other course relevant to the programme; and (ii) Two (2) "A" level passes (graded A – E) in Physics and in one of Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum of 5 points.


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGY 102 INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY 3 100 Second Learn More
2 AGP 102 INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGP 203 ENGINEERING SURVEYING 2 200 First Learn More
2 AGY 201 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 2 200 First Learn More
3 AGY203 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND MINERALOGY 2 200 First Learn More
4 AGY205 GEOLOGICAL MAP INTERPRETATION 2 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGP 206 INTRODUCTORY GEOMATHEMATICS 2 200 Second Learn More
2 AGY 204 SYSTEMATIC PALEONTOLOGY 2 200 Second Learn More
3 AGP 202 INTRODUCTION TO EARTH PHYSICS 2 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGP 307 SELF POTENTIAL, INDUCED POLARISATION AND ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY METHODS 3 300 First Learn More
2 AGP 311 MAGNETIC & GRAVITY PROSPECTING METHODS 3 300 First Learn More
3 AGP 315 SEISMIC METHODS OF PROSPECTING 3 300 First Learn More
4 AGY309 GENERAL PETROLOGY 3 300 First Learn More
5 AGY 305 SEDIMENTOLOGY 2 300 First Learn More
6 AGY303 PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING AND G.I.S. 2 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGP 398 SIWES Report 4 300 Second Learn More
2 AGP 396 Log Book Records and Seminar 4 300 Second Learn More
3 AGP 318 GEOLOGICAL & GEOPHYSICAL MAPPING TECHNIQUES 3 300 Second Learn More
4 AGP 394 On-site Assessment 4 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGY 401 PETROLEUM GEOLOGY 2 400 First Learn More
2 AGP 419 GEOPHYSICAL TIME SERIES ANALYSIS 3 400 First Learn More
3 AGP 421 BOREHOLE GEOPHYSICS 2 400 First Learn More
4 AGP 423 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOPHSYICS 2 400 First Learn More
5 AGP 417 ENGINEERING GEOPHYSICS 2 400 First Learn More
6 AGY 403 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY 2 400 First Learn More
7 AGP 401 STUDENT SEMINAR ON CURRENT TOPICS IN APPLIED GEOPHYSICS 2 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 AGP 490 FINAL YEAR STUDENT’S PROJECT 6 400 Second Learn More
2 AGP 420 GEOPHYSICS AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY 2 400 Second Learn More
3 AGP 418 RADIOMETRICS PROSPECTING METHODS 2 400 Second Learn More
4 AGP 422 ELECTROMAGNETIC PROSPECTING METHODS 3 400 Second Learn More
5 AGP 416 GROUNDWATER GEOPHYSICS 2 400 Second Learn More
6 AGY 406 STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY & PLATE TECTONICS 3 400 Second Learn More
7 AGY 404 STRATIGRAPHY 2 400 Second Learn More