PhD Geology
Last updated on March 19th, 2020
Semester Credit Hours
1 9 (Course Work)
2 9 (Course Work)
3-6 Comprehensive Exam. Synopsis Writing, Field & Lab work, Presentation & Defence
Research work 36
Total Credit Hours 54

Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
     GEO 801 Tectonic Evolution of Pakistan 3
     GEO  802 Geosciences Seminar 3
     GEO 8xx Elective course-I 3

 Semester – 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours 
GEO 8xx Advanced Petroleum Geology 3
GEO xx Elective course- II 3
GEO 8xx Elective course-III 3

Elective Courses for Mineralogy and Petrology Group

Courses Course Title Credit Hours 
GEO 831 Igneous Petrogenesis 3
GEO 832 Stable Isotope Geoscience 3
GEO 833 Ore Mineralogy 3
GEO 834 Geochemical Prospecting 3
GEO 835 Radiogenic Isotopes Geoscience 3
GEO 836 Ore Petrology 3
GEO 837 Applied Mineralogy 3
GEO 838 Fluid Inclusions 3
GEO 839 Gemmology 3
GEO 840 Metamorphic Petrogenesis 3
GEO 841 Advanced Geochemistry 3
GEO 842 Advanced Mineralogy 3
GEO 843 Mineral Prospecting and Exploration 3
GEO 844 Mineral Deposit Evaluation 3

Elective Courses for Petroleum Group

Courses Course Title Credit Hours 
GEO 845 Carbonate Sedimentology 3
GEO 846 Clastic Sedimentology 3
GEO 847 Petroleum Geochemistry 3
GEO 848 Advanced Marine Geology 3
GEO 849 Hydrocarbon Exploration Techniques 3
GEO 850 Advanced Basin Analysis 3
GEO 851 Reservoir Characterization 3
GEO 852 Advanced Micropaleontology 3
GEO 853 Advanced Sequence Stratigraphy 3

Elective Courses for Hydro geology and Engineering Geology Group

Courses Course Title Credit Hours 
GEO 854 Watershed Management 3
GEO 855 Contaminant Hydrogeology 3
GEO 856 Advanced Rock Mechanics 3
GEO 857 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3
GEO 858 Advanced Quantitative Hydrogeology 3
GEO 859 Advanced Engineering Geology 3
GEO 860 Ground Water Modeling (Flow and Transport) 3
GEO 861 Advanced Hydrogeochemistry 3
GEO 862 Desertification 3
GEO 863 Geo technical Engineering 3

Common Elective Courses for all the Groups

Courses Course Title Credit Hours 
GEO 866 Advanced Instrumentation 3
GEO 867 Glaciology 3
GEO 868 Advanced Structural Geology 3
GEO 829 Advanced Earthquake Seismology 3
GEO 869 Geostatistics 3
GEO 826 Disaster  Risk Management 3
GEO 870 Advanced Geoinformatics 3
GEO 810 Petrophysics 3
Research Themes of Geology & Geo physic

Earth & Environmental Sciences is a challenging and important field of science. Environmental degradation has occurred over time due to population explosion, over exploitation of resources, increasing land use, lack of environmental awareness, climatic shift etc. due to which it is nowadays a global issue of concern. Areas of priority are Hydrogeology, Earthquake Seismology, Well logging and Environmental studies, and Crustal studies.
The potential research themes / areas are as follows:

  • Marine Processes
  • Coastal studies
  • Geology and geophysics of ocean basins
  • Palaeoceanographic and paleoclimatic modelling
  • Environmental Geology and Geochemistry
  • River-bank stability and sediment dynamics
  • Mineral and Petroleum Resources
  • Resource exploration of coal and petroleum
  • Petrographic and Geochemical
  • Geo-coastal Research
  • Plate kinematics
  • Frontier basin exploration
  • Paleoclimate modelling
  • Seismology
  • Evaluation of earthquake risk
  • Archaeological science
  • Atmospheric composition
  • Basin studies
  • Climate variability & change
  • Economic geology
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Tectonics & geodynamics
  • Subduction initiate & plate tectonics
  • Geodynamic modelling codes
  • Effective rheology of melt
  • Fold and thrust belts
  • Melt migration and lithospheric mantle and crust
  • Tectonic and erosion
  • Continents collide
  • Shear localization
  • 3D investigation & photogrammetric methods
  • Geoelectrical 3D-tomography