PhD Geophysics
Last updated on March 19th, 2020
Semester Credit Hours
1 9 (Course Work)
2 9 (Course Work)
3 to onward Comprehensive Exam. Synopsis Writing, Presentation & Final Thesis

Defence

36 (Research work)
Total Credit Hours 54

Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 801 Tectonic Evolution of Pakistan 3
GEO 828 Contemporary Trends in Geosciences 3
GEO 8xx Elective course I 3

Semester – 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 803 Seismic Imaging Techniques 3
GEO 8xx Elective course II 3
GEO 8xx Elective course III 3

Elective Courses 

Courses Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 804 3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization 3
GEO 805 3D Seismic Acquisition in Offshore & Onshore 3
GEO 806 Reservoir Modeling 3
GEO 807 GIS applications in Geophysics 3
GEO 808 Signal Processing in Geophysics 3
GEO 809 Geosciences Software 3
GEO 826 Disaster Risk Management 3
GEO 811 Advanced Reflection Seismology 3
GEO 812 Mining Geophysics 3
GEO 829 Advanced Earthquake Seismology 3
GEO 813 Gravity & Magnetic Modeling 3
GEO 810 Petrophysics 3
GEO 849 Hydrocarbon Exploration Techniques 3
GEO 850 Advanced Basin Analysis 3
GEO 851 Reservoir Characterization 3
GEO 853 Advanced Sequence Stratigraphy 3
GEO 868 Advanced Structural Geology 3
GEO 869 Geostatistics 3
GEO 871 Advanced Petroleum Geology 3
ENV 817 Advanced Research Methodology 3
GEO 872 Advanced Electrical Methods 3
Research Themes of Geology & Geophysics

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