Geology is the study of the earth’s crust and its rock formations, it entails classifying and mapping of the composition and distribution of mineral deposits that are contained in the earth’s formations. This course uses the concepts and practices of applied geology as its central theme and brings a balanced and comprehensive treatment of the geological, geochemical, geophysical and economic elements of exploration and mining.
The aim of the course is to equip the student with knowledge of geological mapping, grade control, diamond drilling, data generation and analysis, and the production of mine models that would be required at a producing mine or for advance mineral prospecting.
Upon completion of this course successful students will be awarded with a Diploma in Mine Geology for certification
- Mineral exploration and development
- Mine Geotechnician
- Geological engineer
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- Identify and describe geological features
- Prospect for minerals resources
- Evaluate the economic and mining potential of prospective targets
- Interpret topographic geological maps and aerial photographs
- Design an exploration drilling programme
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computers in geological interpretations and evaluation.
- Carry out geological mapping (surface and underground)
- Use geological modelling software
- Apply basic techniques of mineral resource estimation
- Explain grade and ground control
- Demonstrate patriotism.
- Demonstrate a critical, logical and objective approach to problem solving at the work places
- Implement health and safety at the work place.
- Engage in entrepreneurial skills