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Centre for Earth Space Sciences

 

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INTRODUCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT  

The Centre for Earth & Space Sciences has been made functional in the University of Swat in the year of 2014and started BS Geology program. During the admissions of the first Batch for the session of 2014-2018, the Department enrolled 40 students in BS Geology. It is four year program of eight semesters, each semester running for sixteen weeks. The degree is awarded to students on their successful completion of a minimum 132 credit hours, including six credits for the project, with a CGPA of at least 2.0. The coursesof BS Geology has been designed to train professional Geologist by imparting high quality education in the field of Geology. The students are trained with skills to apply the concepts, principles and best practices in Oil & Gas sectors as well as in mining departments and other mineral explorations.

 

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Centre for Earth & Space Sciences has a mission to provide state of the art teaching and research facilities to produce professional graduates at the highest national and international levels for academic institutions, Oil Companies and Mineral exploration/mining. We also aim to provide a research based environment by establishing laboratories equipped with sophisticated research facilities and establishing strong collaborations with other renowned institutions.

VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

Building on the existing strengths, the Centre for Earth & Space Sciences is bridging a link between the academia and industry. Such kind of link will help in the academia and professional growth of the students and the faculty members.

MISSION OF THE BS-GEOLOGY PROGRAM

Currently the Centre for Earth & Space Sciences is offering BS (4 year) program. This degree program is aimed to promote the scientific knowledge about the earth and its mineral resources. We also want to enhance our student’s knowledge and skills required to embark on careers as geologists in energy, mineral resources and environmental consulting or to pursue them in their studies in more specialized areas of geology.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

According to the curriculum and academic calendar, following are the main objectives BS-Geology program.

  • Primary function of the Centre is on campus teaching along with various fieldworks of geologically important sites of the country.
  • To provide high quality learning environment that is challenging and professional.
  • To promote the scientific knowledge about the earth and its mineral resources.
  • To link the academia and industry for the academic and professional growth of students and faculty members.

The objectives are well-defined and support the mission statements of the department and BS-Geology program.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THE BS GEOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM

Graduates of the Geology Program will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of Geology and its applicability in various relevant fields.
  2. Gain a broad fundamental geological knowledge including rock, mineral and fossil identification.
  3. Perform field-based research and produce accurate geologic maps and subsurface modeling.
  4. Aware them to analyze data and to solve various geological problems.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION IN 4-YEAR PROFESSIONAL BS DEGREE                                                                                           PROGRAM IN GEOLOGY

Intermediate Science (or Equivalent) with minimum 45% marks from the following groups:

  1. Sc
  2. Other Groups (studied Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics)
  3. Three years Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE)-equivalent to F.Sc

SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR (4 YEAR) BS-GEOLOGY PROGRAM                 HEE

1styear

Semester-I4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

  CHE-101

Chemistry I

2+1

3

ENG-102

English I

3+0

3

GEOL-103

Introduction to Geology

3+0

3

MAT-104

Mathematics I

3+0

3

PHY-105

Physics I

2+1

3

PS-106

Pakistan Studies

2+0

2

Total

17

Semester-II4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

CHE-151

Chemistry II

2+1

3

ENG-152

Communication Skills (English II)

3+0

3

GEOL-153

Geomorphology

2+1

3

MAT-154

Mathematics II

3+0

3

PHY-155

Physics II

2+1

3

GEOL-156

Geological Fieldwork I

0+2

2

Total

17

2ndyear

Semester-III4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

GEOL-201

Computer Applications in Geology

2+1

3

GEOL-202

Tech. Report Writing (English III)

3+0

3

GEOL-203

Stratigraphy

2+1

3

GEOL-204

Geostatistics

3+0

3

GEOL-205

Mineralogy

2+1

3

ISL-206

Islamic Studies/Ethics

2+0

2

Total

17

Semester-IV4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

GEOL-251

English-IV

3+0

3

GEOL-252

Introduction to Paleontology

2+1

3

GEOL-253

Geological Fieldwork-II

0+2

2

GEOL-254

Structural Geology

2+1

3

GEOL-255

Petrography

2+1

3

MGT-256

Principles of Management

3+0

3

Total

17

3rdyear

Semester-V4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

GEOL- 301

Geotectonics

2+1

3

GEOL- 302

Sedimentary Petrology

2+1

3

GEOL- 303

Geophysics

2+1

3

GEOL- 304

Igneous Petrology

3+0

3

GEOL- 305

Micropaleontology

2+1

3

GEOL- 306

Introduction to GIS and RS

2+1

3

Total

18

Semester-VI

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

GEOL- 351

Sequence Stratigraphy

2+1

3

GEOL- 352

Geochemistry

2+1

3

GEOL- 353

Field Geology

3+0

3

GEOL- 354

Engineering Geology

2+1

3

GEOL- 355

Metamorphic Petrology

2+1

3

GEOL- 356

Geological Fieldwork – III

0+2

2

Total

17

4thyear

Semester-VII4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

GEOL – 401

Geology of Pakistan

3+0

3

GEOL- 402

Economic Geology

2+1

3

GEOL- 403

Environmental Geology

2+1

3

GEOL- 404

Hydrogeology

2+1

3

GEOL- 405

Petroleum Geology

2+1

3

GEOL-

to be selected from Elective courses

Elective course

2+1

3

Total

18

Semester-VIII

Course Code

Course

Credit Hour

Total

GEOL-

to be selected from Elective courses

Elective Course

2+1

3

GEOL- –

to be selected from Elective courses

Elective Course

2+1

3

GEOL-451

Structural Methods

2+1

3

GEOL- 452

Internship/Practical Training/Geological Fieldwork

S/U*2 Based

GEOL- 498

Thesis/Research Project

0+6

6

Total

15

     

Note:

  1. The recommended minimum Credit Hours for the completion of BS- Geology is 130 as required by HEC.
  2. Total Credit Hours of the BS-Geology after amendment in HEC revised Curriculum – 2013, are now increased upto139.
  1. Internship (S/U based) is recommended in public/private sector organizations during/after the last four semesters, whenever possible. The allocation of the thesis topic and acquisition of data with the consultation of concerned supervisor shall start from beginning of VII semester.
  1. Thesis will be open defense.
  1. S/U*means satisfactory (S = 50% marks) and Unsatisfactory (U = less than 50% marks).
  1. Elective courses will be selected by relevant thesis supervisor.
  1. Subject/s will be offered subject to availability of resource and resource person.

 

LIST OF GROUPS AND ELECTIVE COURSES

Groups

Course Codes

Elective Course

CreditHours

Group-I

Mineralogy and

Petrology

GEOL-406

Geochemistry II

2+1

GEOL-407

Igneous Petrogenesis

2+1

GEOL-408

Metamorphic Petrology-II

2+1

GEOL-409

Sedimentary Petrology-II

2+1

GEOL-410

Mineralogy II

2+1

Group-II

Paleontology andStratigraphy

GEOL-411

Palynology and Paleonbotany

2+1

Group-III

Economic Geology

GEOL-412

Ore Deposits

2+1

GEOL-413

Mineral Exploration

2+1

GEOL-414

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

Group-IV

Engineering Geology

GEOL-415

Rock Mechanics

2+1

GEOL-416

Soil Mechanics

2+1

GEOL-417

Engineering Geology II

2+1

Group-V

Sedimentology

GEOL-418

Basin Modeling

2+1

GEOL-419

Carbonate Sedimentology

2+1

Group-VI

Industrial Mineralogy

GEOL-453

Industrial Mineralogy-I

2+1

Group-VII

EnvironmentalGeosciences

GEOL-454

Natural Resource Management

2+1

Group-VIII

Structure, Tectonics and

Neotectonics

GEOL-455

Structural Geology II

2+1

GEOL-456

Metamorphic Structures

2+1

GEOL-457

Applied Structural Techniques

2+1

GEOL-458

Tectonics of Pakistan

3+0

GEOL-459

Earth Quake Seismology

2+1

GEOL-460

Geologicaland Geophysical

Software Applications

2+1

Group-IX

Petroleum Geosciences

GEOL-461

Petroleum Engineering

2+1

GEOL-462

Petroleum Geology of Pakistan

2+1

GEOL-463

Logging and Log Interpretation

2+1

Group-X

Applied Geophysics

GEOL-464

Electrical and Radiometric,Exploration Methods

2+1

GEOL-465

Bore-Hole Geophysics

2+1

GEOL-466

Seismic prospecting

2+1