Department of Geology

Scheme of Study

SCHEME OF STUDY FOR 4-YEARS BS IN GEOLOGY

 

Semester I

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Eng. 301

English I

3

3

Isl. St./Eth. 301

Islamic Studies/Ethics

2

2

Math. 301

Mathematics I

3

3

Phy. 301

Physics I

2+1

3

Chem. 301

Chemistry I

2+1

3

Geol. 301

General Geology

2+1

3

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester II

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Eng. 302

Communication Skills (English II)

3

3

Math. 302

Mathematics II

3

3

Phy. 302

Physics II

2+1

3

Chem. 302

Chemistry II

2+1

3

Geol. 302

Geomorphology

2+1

3

Geol. 304

Geological Field Work-I

0+2

2

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester III

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Pk. St. 401

Pakistan Studies

2

2

Comp. 401

Computer Applications in Geology

2+1

3

Arab. 401

Arabic language

3+0

3

Geol. 401

Introduction to Geostatistics

2+1

3

Geol. 403

Introduction to Paleontology

2+1

3

Geol. 405

Stratigraphy

2+1

3

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester IV

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Eng. 402

Tech. Report Writing (Eng. III)

3

3

Geol. 402

Sedimentology

2+1

3

Geol. 404

Environmental Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 406

Crystallography and Optical Mineralogy

2+1

3

Geol. 408

Structural Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 410

Geological Fieldwork-II

2

2

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester V

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Geol.501

Geo-tectonics

2+1

3

Geol.503

Engineering Geology

2+1

3

Geol.505

Geophysics

2+1

3

Geol.507

Mineralogy

2+1

3

Geol.509

Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology

2+1

3

Geol.511

Introduction to GIS & RS

2+1

3

Total

 

 

18

 

            Semester VI

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Geol.502

Sequence Stratigraphy

2+1

3

Geol.504

Hydrogeology

2+1

3

Geol.506

Petroleum Geology

2+1

3

Geol.508

Field Geology

3

3

Geol.510

Economic Geology

2+1

3

Geol.512

Geological Fieldwork – III

2

2

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester VII

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Geol.601

Elective course –I

2+1

3

Geol.603

Geology of Pakistan

3

3

Geol.605

Micropaleontology

                 3

3

Geol.607

Geochemistry

2+1

3

Geol.609

Advanced Hydrogeology

2+1

3

Total

 

 

15

 

Note:
Presently in place of Elective course the following subject will be taught:
Elective course I: Carbonate Sedimentology

Semester VIII

Course

Credit Hour (CH)

Total CH

Geol.602

Elective course –I

2+1

3

Geol.604

Elective course –II

2+1

3

Geol.606

Reading and Conference / Independent Study

0

0

Geol.608

Thesis

6

6

Total

 

 

12

Grand Total

130

  • Presently in place of Elective courses the following subjects will be taught:

Elective course -I:    Applied Structural Techniques
Elective course -II:   Advanced Engineering Geology
Note:

  • The recommended minimum credit hours for the completion of BS should not be less than 130 credit hours as required by HEC.
  • Internship 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.
  • Elective courses will be offered subject to availability of resource and resource person.

LIST OF GROUPS AND ELECTIVE COURSES

Group-I
Mineralogy and Petrology

Geochemistry

2+1

Igneous Petrogenesis

2+1

Metamorphic Petrology

2+1

Sedimentary Petrology

2+1

Advanced Mineralogy

2+1

Group-II
Paleontology and Stratigraphy

Advanced Stratigraphy

2+1

Advanced Micropaleontology 

2+1

Invertebrate Paleontology

2+1

Vertebrate Paleontology

2+1

Palynology and Paleobotany

2+1

Group-III
Economic Geology

Ore Deposits

2+1

Mineral Exploration

2+1

Coal Geology

2+1

Mining Geology

2+1

Metalogeny and Plate Tectonics

2+1

Fundamentals Gemology

2+1

Descriptive Gemology

2+1

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

Mineral Economics

2+1

Group-IV
Engineering Geology

Rock Mechanics

2+1

Soil Mechanics

2+1

Seismotectonics

2+1

Engineering Geology III

2+1

Group-V
Petroleum Geosciences

Advanced Sequence Stratigraphy

2+1

Petroleum Engineering

2+1

Reservoir Geology

2+1

Organic Geochemistry

2+1

Petroleum Geology of Pakistan

2+1

Geological and Geophysical Software Applications

2+1

Logging and Log Interpretation

2+1

Seismic Interpretation

2+1

Basin Modeling

2+1

GROUP-VI
APPLIED GEOPHYSICS

Seismic Stratigraphy

2+1

Earthquake Seismology

2+1

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

2+1

Electrical and Radiometric Exploration Methods

2+1

Bore-Hole Geophysics

2+1

Seismic prospecting

2+1

Gravity and Magnetic Methods

2+1

Rock Physics

2+1

GROUP-VII
GEOCHEMISTRY

Thermodynamics

2+1

Geochemical Exploration

2+1

Stable Isotope Geochemistry

2+1

Radio Isotope Geochemistry

2+1

Low Temperature Geochemistry

2+1

High Temperature Geochemistry

2+1

GROUP-VIII
SEDIMENTOLOGY

Clastic Sedimentology

2+1

Carbonate Sedimentology

2+1

Basin Analysis

2+1

Quaternary Geology

2+1

Clay Mineralogy

2+1

Advanced Geochemistry

 

GROUP-IX
HYDRGEOLOGY

Hydrology-III

2+1

Groundwater Investigations

2+1

Groundwater Engineering

2+1

Hydrochemistry and Ground Water Pollution

2+1

GROUP-X
INDUSTRIAL MINERALOGY

Industrial Mineralogy-I

2+1

Industrial Mineralogy-II

2+1

Instrumental Techniques

2+1

Clay Mineralogy

2+1

Mineral Economics

2+1

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

GROUP-XI
MARINE GEOLOGY

Marine Geology

2+1

Oceanography

2+1

Marine Geochemistry

2+1

Geology of Arabian Sea

2+1

GROUP-XII
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCS

Advanced Environmental Geology  

2+1

Soil and Water Resources

2+1

Environmental Hazards

2+1

Hydrological Systems and Environments

2+1

Environmental Impact Assessments and Management

2+1

Natural Resource Management

2+1

Occupational Health and Safety

2+1

GROUP-XIII
STRUCTURE, TECTONICS AND NEOTECTONICS

Advanced Structural Geology 

2+1

Metamorphic Structures

2+1

Applied Structural Techniques

2+1

Tectonics of Pakistan

2+1

Neotectonics

2+1

Seismotectonics

2+1

Quaternary Geology

2+1

Earth Quake Seismology

2+1

Geological and Geophysical Software Applications

2+1

GROUP-XIV
COAL GEOLOGY

Metalogeny and Plate Tectonics

2+1

Exploration and Exploitation of Coal            

2+1

Coal, Environment and Clean Coal Technology

2+1

Coal Geology

2+1

Mining Geology

2+1

Organic Chemistry

2+1

GROUP-XV
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Earthquake Engineering and Risk Assessment

2+1

Ground Water System

2+1

Excavation and Tunneling

2+1

Engineering Foundation

2+1

Dam Engineering

2+1

Rock Mechanics

2+1

Soil Mechanics

2+1

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