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Aims & Objectives

The Geological Engineering programme aims at providing expertise in the exploration and exploitation of natural resources and finding effective solutions to geo-environmental problems associated with the exploitation and utilization of natural resources as in mining, construction, water, petroleum and related industries.


The immediate objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Train competent geological engineers at all levels
  2. Offer consultancy services in the mining, construction, water, petroleum and related industries and
  3. Conduct research in the geo-environmental sciences and other related areas.

The successful graduates of the geological engineering programme shall be equipped to practise as geological engineers or geologists.  They shall be in a position to:

  1. Appreciate and understand the role of geosciences in solving pertinent environmental problems, and
  2. Advise appropriate professionals/organisations (civil engineers, architects, land use planners, etc) on the application of the geosciences in their professional practice