PhD Geology

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

 

The specific program objectives are described as under:

 

  • Opportunities to achieve the highest educational standards.
  • Advanced research possibilities in the fields of Earth & Environmental Sciences.
  • Sound research skills and training to an advanced technical level that may be used in both academic and industrial endeavours.
  • Continuing education for mature students with professional experience to gain the highest academic levels.
  • Enhance their knowledge through advanced course work, field works, and use of dedicated software labs.
  • Enhance ability to understand, analyse, and criticize the literature of the selected area/topic, .and specify the objectives to be considered in progression of the research.
  • Enhance ability to present and defend a substantial piece of original research that makes a distinct contribution to the improvement of professional practice or policy in the field of geological sciences.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

  • Applicants should have MS (minimum education of 18 or 17.5 years) in Geological/Geophysical/Environmental Sciences.
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the semester system or 60% marks in the annual system is mandatory.
  • Certificate of NTS-GAT (subject) or GRE (subject) with minimum score of 60% or Departmental Test with minimum score of 70%.
  • The research proposal (5 to 6 pages) is the key component for the admission which should refer to a specific area (or areas) of the research interest.

 

ROADMAP FOR PhD, GEOLOGY

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 871 Advanced Petroleum Geology 3
GEO 8xx 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 (Lecture+ Lab)
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 Micro-paleontology 3
GEO 853 Advanced Sequence Stratigraphy 3

Elective Courses for Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology Group

Courses Course Title Credit Hours (Lecture+ Lab)
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 Geotechnical Engineering 3

Common Elective Courses for all the Groups

Courses Course Title Credit Hours (Lecture+ Lab)
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
ESC 701 Advanced Research Methodology 3