Earth or Geological sciences are the sciences that study Earth, its physical and chemical composition and its history, including Earth's Evolution within the solar system. Earth Scientists are particularly interested in the geological processes that have shaped our planet and will continue to modify it in the future. In addition to understanding the way Earth works and its relation to the solar system, Earth Scientists are involved in the search for energy, minerals and water resources, the evaluation and remediation of environmental hazards, and the prevention and/or prediction of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, erosion and floods
Application and admission
The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes.
General admission requirements
Specific admission requirements
For Geology Major
HSSC or equivalent qualification from an accredited institution with at least 50% marks or C-Grade OR
For Geophysics Major
Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Technology from an accredited Polytechnic Institute or College of Technology of at least 2 years duration with 50% marks, or C- Grade
HSSC or equivalent qualification with Mathematics from an accredited institution with at least 50% marks or C-Grade OR
Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Technology from an accredited Polytechnic Institute or College of Technology of at least 2 years duration with 50% marks or C-Grade
Earth scientists or geologists often use other titles, depending on their area of specialization. The geologist may be called a geophysicist, petroleum geologist, gemologist, mineralogist, seismologist, paleontologist, oceanographer, geochemist, volcanologist, engineering geologist, hydro geologist, or soil scientist. The large number of titles by which geologists are called indicates the diversity of possible careers. In addition, there are many other career opportunities that do not specifically require training as a geologist, but rather require the logical thinking skills that a geologist possesses.
In addition, Geologists are employed in private industry, government agencies and educational institutions. Many geologists are also employed in consulting firms that work on challenging problems in engineering geology or in various environmentally sensitive aspects of hazardous waste disposal and hydrogeology. Opportunities are also available for those who desire to establish and operate their own business.