Courses : Department of Geology

Course Description
 
 

(A) Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology (B.Sc. Geology)

 

GEY 101

Introduction to Geology

Elements of physical geology and physiographic Features of the Earth. Classification properties and description of major minerals, rocks type and occurrence of economic minerals. History of the Earth and Universe. Theory of evolution of organism. Distribution and classification of major fossil groups and their occurrence and uses. Principle of historical geology, and Stratigraphy.

HL = 45; Hp = 45; U = 4, S = 1st, Rm = Adequate for students in geography and physical sciences.


 

GEY 201

Physical Geology


The Earth, its composition and structure, major surface processes, landforms and structure recognition and identification of rocks and their constituents

HL = 30; Hp = O; S = 2nd; R = GEY 101,

Rm = Recommended for all students of Geology, and other Physical and Earth Sciences.

 

GEY 212

Crystallography and Systematic Mineralogy

The main morphological properties classification and mode of occurrence of rock forming minerals.

Crystal system and identification

HL = 30; Hp = 45; U = 3; S = 1st; P = GEY 101

 

GEY 222

Introduction to Petrology

The principal igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Their characteristics features and microscopic textures and their identification.

HL = 30; Hp = 45; U = 3; S = 2nd; P = GEY 101 and GEY 102

 

GEY 234

Mineral Resources

Elementary geology, distribution and Utilization of economic minerals and energy resources

HL = 30; Hp = O; U = 2; S = 2nd

 

GEY 243

Invertebrate Palaeontology

Major invertebrate fossil groups, their classification, ecology. Stratigraphic distribution and evolutionary trends. Origin of the atmosphere,

Hydrosphere and biosphere.

HL = 15, Hp = 45; U = 2; S = 1st; P = ZOO 113, GEY 101 and GEY 102

 

GEY 282

Principles of Stratigraphy

Basic principles of stratigraphy applied to sedimentary sequences in geologic time, facies and facies changes.

HL = 45, Hp = O, U = 3; S = 2nd; P = GEY 101

 

GEY 247

Introduction to Surveying

Introduction to surveying instruments and method.

Methodologies and techniques linear and areal surveying; and geological and mining evaluation

HL = 15; Hp = 90; U = 3; S = 1st; P = GEY 101;Rm = Recommended for all Geology students.

 

GEY 284

Geological Map. Interpretation and Field Mapping

Practical – recording of geological features and base maps. Field techniques. Interpretation and simple geological maps.

HL = 15, Hp = 90; U = 3; S = 1st; P = GEY 101.

Rm = Recommended for all students in Civil and Petroleum Engineering.

 

GEY 306

Geochronology and Precambrian Geology of Africa

Geology and evolution of Precambrian domains and rocks, with special reference to Africa. Radiometric age determination

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 222

 

GEY 308

Quaternary and Environmental Geology

Nature, distribution and economic significance of superficial deposits, environmental monitoring and controls HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 101 Rm = Recommended for student in Archeology

 

GEY 312

Optical and Determinative Mineralogy

Principles of optics and crystallographic, optical properties of the common rock forming minerals.

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 212

 

GEY 323

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Character and Origin of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Crystallization of magma and igneous suites. Control of metamorphism and facies concepts. Microscopic textures of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

HL = 30, Hp = 45, U = 3, S = 1st, P = GEY 222

GEY 337

Geochemistry

Abundance, classification and distribution of elements in rocks and materials. Aspect of geochemistry in relation to petrology, prospecting and environments

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 222

Rm: suitable for students in chemistry

 

GEY 342

Palaeobiology

Palaeontology, Sampling, Palaeontologic principles and palaeobiologic models, macro and micro-evolution, statistical data analysis of palaeontologic data.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 101

Rm: Recommended for students in Archaeology

 

GEY 355

Sedimentology and Sedimentary Petrology

Sources, transportation and deposition of sediments diagenesis, and lithification. Textures and structures of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Description and interpretation of ancient sediments

HL = 30; Hp = 45, U = 3, S = 1st, P = GEY 247

 

GEY 357

Sedimentary Depositional Environments and Basins of Africa

Physical, Chemical and Biological influence on marine and continental depositional environments and their sedimentation patterns. Analysis of the African sedimentary basins

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 247

 

GEY 358

Marine Geology

Character of Oceans and continental margins. Basic oceanography and resources of the seas.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 101

Rm: Recommended for students in Geography and Biological Sciences.

 

GEY 361

Introduction to Applied Geology

Physical properties of rocks and materials, and their measurements. Application of geology to engineering and water problems.

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 1st


Rm: Basic course for students in Physical sciences and engineering.


 

GEY 362

Principles of Geophysics

Introduction to seismic, gravity and magnetic methods techniques of acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 2nd,

Rm: Recommended for students in physics and Engineering.

 

GEY 375

Photogeology and Remote Sensing

Techniques of photogrametry, study, and interpretation of aerial photographs and satellite imageries, applications to mineral resources, and environmental evaluation:

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 284

Rm: Adequate for students in Applied Physics and Engineering.

 

 

GEY 376

Structural Geology and Photogeology

Dynamics of rocks, stress-strain relationships, faults, folds, ring dykes, introduction to crustal tectonics, study and interpretation of geological maps.

HL = 30, Hp = 45, U = 3, S = 1st, P = GEY 284

 

GEY 384

Mapping and industrial Techniques in Geology


Field study of specific areas and production of geological maps and reports. Industrial exposure in earth sciences.


HL = 0, Hp = 90, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 284

 

GEY 412

Advanced Mineralogy

Optical and X-ray properties and structures of minerals. Systematic mineralogy including crystal chemistry

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 312

 

GEY 424

Igneous Petrology

Igneous rocks = origin and differentiation of magmas, magmatic provinces and relation to crystal chemistry.

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 323

 

GEY 425

Metamorphic Petrology

Metamorphic facies and isograde, contact and regional metamorphic zones. High and low, pressure metamorphic belts and distribution in time and space.

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 323

 

GEY 434

Economic Geology

Principles and processes of formation of mineral deposits. Prospecting, exploration, mine development and mineral treatment. Ore reserve calculation and mineral economics.

HL = 30, Hp = 45, U = 3, S = 1st, P = GEY 234 or 323

 

GEY 437

Applied Geochemistry and Isotopes

Controls and element distribution in relation to petrogenesis, and ore genesis. Mineral exploration, environmental monitoring and its implication to Health.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, P = GEY 337

Rm: Recommended for students in Chemistry.

 

GEY 442

Micropalaeontology and Palaeoecology

Distribution, classification and stratigraphical application of major groups of microfossils; palaeoecologic interpretations and models.

HL = 30, Hp = 45, U = 3, S = 2nd, P = GEY 243;

Rm = Recommended for student in Zoology and Archeology.

 

GEY 455

Advanced Sedimentary Petrology

Provenance of sediments, types, diagenesis and sedimentation processes, qualitative and statistical analysis of textural and compositional parameters and reconstruction of sedimentary environment.

HL = 15, Hp = 45, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 355

 

GEY 459

Petroleum Geology

Origin, occurrence and distribution of hydrocarbon deposits and fileds.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 355 and 247.

Rm = Available for students in Geology and Petroleum Engineering.

 

GEY 462

Applied Geophysics

Fundamentals of seismic, gravity, magnetics and electrical methods, emphasizing the interpretation of geophysical data related to applied geology.

HL = 30, Hp = 45, U = 3, S = 1st, P = GEY 362

Rm = suitable for students in physics

 

GEY 463

Engineering Geology

Application of geology to engineering problems in roads, bridge and dam construction.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 361

Rm: suitable for student in Civil Hydrology/Geography

 

GEY 464

Hydrogeology

Geology, nature, origin and occurrence of groundwater, regional groundwater resource evaluation.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 361

Rm : Adequate for students in Hydrology/Geography

 

GEY 476

Advanced Global Tectonics and Structures

Study of the major structures of the Earth, continental separation, plate tectonics, and patterns of crystal evolution in specific region.

HL = 30, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 2nd, P = GEY 376font


 

GEY 484

Field Geology of Nigeria

Field study through excursion to major geological features and type localities within the basement complex and sedimentary domain of Nigeria.

HL = o, Hp = 90, U = 2, S = 1st, P = GEY 384

Rm : should be taken by students in Geology


 


GEY 486

Seminar in Geology

Literature search, write-up and presentation on a topic in Geology

HL = o, Hp = o, U = 2, S = 2nd

Rm: Necessary exposure for all students in Geology

 

GEY 488

Project in Geology

Geology investigation and independent research involving field, laboratory and library studies

Hp = 270, U = 6, S = 1st and 2nd



 

ADVANCE \d12 ABBREVIATIONS

 tc \l5 "ABBREVIATIONSHL = Hours of Lecture C = Compulsory TU = Total Units S = Semester taken

HT = Hours of Tutorial R = Required CR = Concurrent Requirement

Rm = Remarks HP = Hours of Practical E = Electives P = Prerequisite

 

 

(B) Masters of Science Degree in Geology (M.Sc. Geology)

GEY 701

Methodology of Geological Research

Definition, Spectrum and types of Research. Development of conceptual framework in Geological Research. Preparing a Research Proposal. Approach to Geological problems; Systematic collection of field and laboratory data. Statistical analysis. Data retrieval & Use of Information and communication technology. Geo-writing and referencing. Ethics in Research. Common errors in Research. Managing the Research Process. Publishing Research. Scientific Creativity.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (45; 0)

2Units

R

GEY 702

Advanced Micropaleontology

Principles and problems in Biostratigraphy, Morphology, taxonomy, evolution, ecology and stratigraphic distribution of different groups of microfossils recoverable by alkaline treatment.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

C

 

GEY 703

Advanced Sedimentary Petrology

Origin, composition, texture and classification of carbonates, evaporates, cherts, phosphates, iron-rich rocks and manganese deposit. Limestone diagenesis and dolomitization. Textures, structures, mineralogy and chemical composition of terrigenous clastics; classification of sandstones, quartz types and origin. Relation of sandstone petrography tp tectonics and sedimentation; diagenesis. Field and laboratory methods of study of sedimentary rocks.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units

C

 

GEY 704

Palaeoecology

Principles and methods used in the interpretation of the occurrences of organisms for their stratigraphic and ecological significance. Paleoecologic models and community, provincial and biosphere levels.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

E

 

GEY 705

Subsurface Geology

Subsurface data acquisition, drilling, coring, logging, fluid sampling and seismic surveys. Petrophysics, reservoir characteristics and geology. Construction and interpretation of subsurface maps. Cross sections and panel diagrams; seismic stratigraphic data processing and interpretations; special topics and problems.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 708

Clay Mineralogytc \l5 "Clay Mineralogy

Study of types of clay minerals; techniques for clay minerals determination, X-ray, D.T.A. Microscope, Environments of clay mineral and diagenesis. Applied clay mineralogy and industrial application.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units

E

 

GEY 709

Sedimentary Depositional Systemstc \l1 "Sedimentary Depositional Systems

Study of modern depositional environments of carbonates and siliciclastic sediments and their facies relationship; Facies analysis and reconstructing ancient sedimentary environment. Identification of electrofacies from cluster of log data and comparison with lithofacies, Fundamentals of sequence stratigraphy and its application to outcrops and subsurface geology. Facies modeling and application to hydrocarbon exploration and reservoir management.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units.

R

 

GEY 711

Palynologytc \l5 "Palynology

Morphology, taxonomy, evolution, ecology and stratigraphic occurrences of spores and pollen

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units.

E

 

GEY 712

tc \l5 "Advanced Marine Geologytc \l5 "Advanced Marine Geology

Geology of the ocean floor, including the origin and nature of the morphotectonic fabric of the oceanic crust. Geological evolution of continental shelves and oceanic basins

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

E

 

GEY 715

Mineral Prospecting and Exploration

History of mineral prospecting.

Types of ore deposits. Guides to mineralization and criteria for ore prospecting. Prospecting and exploratory stages of ore deposits and their character. Methods of ore sampling on outcrops, open pits, underground mines. Drilling, logging and interpretation of drill hole data. Geological documentation of ore deposits. Examination of alluvial deposits. Definition and types of ore reserves. Ore reserve calculation. Applications and geophysical and geochemical methods in mineral exploration.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units

C

 

GEY 716

Ore Deposits

Classification of ore deposits in relation to genesis and tectonic environment. Main physical and chemical conditions of ore formation. Shape, mineralogy, genesis and practical importance of magmatic, pegmatitic, geothermometry, paragenesis and zoning. Characteristics of weathering, supergene and sedimentary ore deposits.

Metamorphic and metamorphosed deposits. Mineral occurrences and deposits in Nigeria.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30(30;0)

2 Units

R

 

GEY 717

Ore Mineralogy

tc \l5 " Ore MineralogyReview of ore mineral types and classes. Methods of identifying ore minerals in hand specimen and their main diagnostic features. Utilization of reflecting ore microscope. Physical and optical properties of ore minerals. Ore textures and structures; and mineral sequence criteria.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

R

 

 

GEY 718

Industrial Minerals

Geology of the major industrial minerals and rocks, and review of the technology of principal raw materials for construction. Ceramic and Glass, Metallurgical and refractory, chemical and fertilizer, and others. Mineralogical, geotechnical and chemical determination method.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units

R

 

GEY 719

Mining Geology

The nature of mining and stages in mine development. Drilling in mine operation. Ore reserves. Methods of breaking ground, handling and transportation of ore. Role of geologists in mining. Property evaluation techniques and mapping. Mineral processing, mineral economics, uses and marketing of mineral products. Metal prices. Nigeria mining laws, mining and environmental protection. Geopolitics and mineral resource development.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30:0)

2 Units

R

 

 

GEY 720

Advanced Igneous Petrology

Mineralogical, textural and Chemical classification of igneous rocks; relevant phase equilibrium systems. Mechanisms of magma generation and differentiation; Petrochemistry and Petrogenesis of major igneous suites and associations.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

2 Units

E

 

GEY 721


Advanced Metamorphic Petrology

tc \l5 "Advanced Metamorphic PetrologyMineralogical and Chemical classification of metamorphic rocks; relevant experimental studies of metamorphic facies series. Detailed consideration of structure, phase relations, composition and determination of the major metamorphic minerals. Mineral textures, metamorphic belts and geotectonic settings.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

E

 

 

GEY 722

Advanced Mineralogy

tc \l5 " Advanced MineralogyMajor silicate minerals; classification, chemical and physical properties. Advanced studies in crystallography and petrography.

Their identification and characteristics in hand specimen, thin section, X-ray diffractograms and scanning electron microscopy. Principles and application of electron microprobe techniques.

Crystallization, paragenetic relationships and petrochemical affinities of silicate minerals.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units

E

 

GEY 723

Advanced Structural Geology

tc \l5 " Advanced Structural GeologyNature and analysis of fold, fault, joint and fracture systems. Relationship to ore localization. Stereographic projections in the solution of structural problems. Geological mapping techniques. Major earth structure and plate tectonics.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 724

Photogeology and Remote Sensingtc \l5 "Photogeology and Remote Sensing

Principles of geological interpretation of serial photographs. Their application to geological mapping and exploration; interpretation of geological features, structures and stratigraphy. Remote sensing in geology. Sensor principles and capabilities analysis of imagery.

3 No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

0 (30;0)

2 Units

C

 

 

GEY 730

Inorganic Geochemistry

tc \l5 " Inorganic GeochemistryAbundance relation of elements in the earth’s crust; trace and major elements behavior and dispersion during igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes. Physico-chemical principles and thermodynamics developed in geological context. Theoretical phase equilibra in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock systems. Elements of geochemistry of ore deposits and genesis.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

E

 

 

GEY 732

Isotope Geochemistry

Radioactive systems, stable isotope fractionation. Application of isotopes in geochronology, geological survey and mineral exploration.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

E

 

 

GEY 733

tc \l1 "Organic Geochemistry I

Prebiotic origin of organic material; Evolution of biosphere, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis and composition of biomass. Organic carbon budget and mass balance. Sedimentation and accumulation of organic matter. Formation and geothermal transformation of kerogen. (Geo)-Chemistry of Rock extracts crude oils, Extra heavy crude and shale oil.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30;45)

3 Units

R

ADVANCE \d12tc \l1 "

 

GEY 734

Statistical Application in Geochemistry

tc \l5 "Statistical Application in GeochemistryStatistical treatment of geochemical data; methods of interpretation of geochemical data, including computer techniques.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

E

 

GEY 735

Environmental Geochemistry

tc \l5 "Environmental GeochemistryTrace elements in natural systems and the requirements by plants and animals. Toxic elements, their mobilization and immobilization and their effects on plants and animals. Pollution of the atmospheric surface and groundwater systems. Aspects of groundwater chemistry in relation to geology and the environment planning, development and solution of pollution problems. Case histories in environments pollution.

 

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

E

 

GEY 736

Chemical Petrologytc \l5 "Chemical Petrology

Lectures, seminars and laboratory studies on chemical reactions that occur in rock systems; emphasize rock – fluid interactions, mineral formation, hydrothermal alteration and ore genesis. Discussion of the nature and origin of the HADVANCE \d32ADVANCE \u3O, COADVANCE \d3ADVANCE \u3 and other fluid involved in these reactions, based on studies of mineral equilibrium and stable isotope geochemistry.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

E

 

 

 

 

GEY 737

Geochemical Exploration I

Introduction to the application of geochemistry in mineral exploration. Principles of geochemical dispersion and reconcentration in rock, and ore systems. Primary dispersion patterns. Weathering and soil formation and the migration of economic and pathfinder elements in secondary environments. Geochemical soil and drainage surveys. Biogeochemical, geobotanical and atmogeochemical survey.

No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

R

 

 

GEY 738

tc \l5 "Geochemical Exploration II


tc \l5 "Geochemical Exploration IIGeochemical affinity and geochemistry of important ore and pathfinder elements. Primary dispersion patterns around hydrothermal ore deposits, their enhancement and interpretation. Geochemical specialization of igneous rocks. Advanced geochemical prospecting techniques including application to uranium. X-R-F and other instrumental analysis; advanced statistics and evaluation of geochemical data.


No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

R

 

 

GEY 739

Case Histories in Mineral Explorations

tc \l5 "Case Histories in Mineral ExplorationsCase histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.


tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours


(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;45)

2 Units

E

tc \l5 "

ADVANCE \d12tc \l5 "tc \l5 "tc \l5 "GEY 740

tc \l5 "Gravity and Magnetic Methodstc \l5 "Gravity and Magnetic Methods

Ambiguity in interpretation and conditions for uniqueness. Resolution of anomalies. Limiting formulas. Gravity and magnetic effects of simple geometrical forms, depth rules, geometrical constructions and integral transforms. Computation of gravity and magnetic anomalies for irregular bodies. Regional, residual and derivatives. Upward and downward continuation and their uses. Frequency domain analysis. Poisson’s relation between gravity and magnetic fields. Remnant magnetization. Field examples.

 

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 45)

3 Units

C

 

GEY 741

Seismic and well logging Methodstc \l5 "Seismic and well logging Methods

Generation, propagation, reception and recording of seismic pulses. Operation of refraction and reflection surveys. Data acquisition, reduction and processing. Velocity determination, preparation of time and geological sections. Case studies in seismic surveys. Types of logs and information obtainable from them. Self potential, resistivity (conventional and focused) induction, sonic and cement band, radiation, temperature, micro-resistivity and others. Quantitative log interpretation and determination of rock parameters.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

C

 

GEY 742

Electrical and Radiometric Methods

Electrical properties of earth materials. Self potential and resistivity methods (theory, instruments, array systems, sounding and profiling, and depth of investigation). Induced polarization methods in time and frequency domains. Electromagnetic methods (Magneto-telluric, dipole-dipole, Turam, large loop, transient and continuous wave, airborne etc).

Applicability and field examples. Radioactive decay and equilibrium. Radioactivity of rocks. Geiger and scintillation counters. Gamma ray spectrometers. Ground and airborne survey procedures. Field examples.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

45(30; 45)

3 Units

C

 

GEY743

tc \l1 "Organic Geochemistry II

Standard Organic Geochemical methods. Sample Preparation; TOC measurement, Maceral determination, Rock Eval Pyrolysis, Extraction Methods of Soluble Organic Matter, Column Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) Infrared Spectrophotometer techniques, Determination of Source Rock from wire line logs, Data interpretation,

Integration of geochemical data and the quantification of geological processes, Biomarkers (Chemofossils)

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (15; 15)

R

 

 

GEY 744

Exploration Geophysics

Role of geophysics in mineral exploration. Basic physical laws, properties of rocks and minerals, instruments, field procedure, data acquisition, reduction and interpretation relating to gravity, magnetic self potential, resistivity, induced polarization, electromagnetic, seismic reflection and refraction, and radioactivity methods. Geophysical well logging. Applicability of various methods, field examples, relative cost and survey planning.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s).

45 (30; 45)

3 Units

C

 

 

GEY 746

Static and Time-Varying Field Theory

Maxwell’s electromagnetic field equation’s wave, induction and Laplace equations. Potential theory for gravity, magnetic, direct current and induced polarization methods-including cylindrical and spherical harmonics. Long wavelength approximation for slowly varying electromagnetic fields, boundary conditions and boundary value problems and electromagnetic potentials.

 

 

ADVANCE \d12GEY747


tc \l5 "Mathematics for Geophysics


Conducting loop, conducting sphere in uniform oscillating magnetic field and layered media in oscillatory dipolar magnetic fields. Transient or time domain response. Electromagnetic similitude and modeling. Revision of differential and integral calculus. Total and partial differential equations. Fourier series and transforms. Other integral transforms. Complex variable theory and conformal transformations. Vector analysis. Numerical methods. Element of probability and statistics.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

E

 

 

GEY 750

Surface and Groundwater Hydrology

Hydrological cycle, physics of flow through porous media Aquifer characteristics and influence of geological factors .Well sinking methods pumping tests, saline intrusions and coasted hydraulics water resources systems groundwater resources of Nigeria.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

C

 

 

GEY 751

Advanced Hydrogeology

Theory of groundwater system; flow nets and groundwater flow analogues Application of mathematical simulations; distribution of elements and isotope in regional groundwater. Developments and characteristics of groundwater basins with special reference to Nigeria.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 752

Advanced Engineering Geology

Advanced study of the applications of geology to civil and mining engineering problems. Environmental Impact assessment and auditing. Evaluation of waste disposal sites. Engineering geological maps. Rocks and soils as construction materials. Engineering geological site investigations for highways, buildings, dams, bridges, surface and underground excavations.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

3 Units

C

 

GEY 753

Soil Mechanism

Soil identification and classification systems. Soil mineralogy and determinative systems. Soil physics; grain specific gravity, bulk density porosity, permeability and seepage in soils. Phase relationship in soil engineering .Shear strength of soil and its measurement .Concept of effective stresses .Theory of compaction and consolidation in soils and related characteristics .Soil stabilization method in soil engineering.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 754

Rock Mechanics

Geological and engineering classification of rocks for construction purposes, determination of the physical properties and strength parameters of rocks. Failure criteria in rocks. Plastic flow, rock dislocation structural and strength anisotropy, porosity and degree of saturation. Stream energy concepts in rock mechanics. Concept of shear and triaxial strength in rock discontinuities. Behavior patterns of slopes

tunnels in discontinuous rock media. Examination of the various stability analysis methods for rock slopes and underground excavation. Laboratory testing methods.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 755

Foundation Systems

Detailed study of subsurface investigation in soil and rocks for foundation construction purposes. Hydraulic properties of soil and rock and consolidation characteristics of soils. The different types of foundation for superstructures in rocks and soils and methods of construction of footings, raft, pile and pier foundation, pier shafts, retaining walls and abutment. Drainage and stabilization during and after construction. Selection of foundation types, basis for design. Design of foundations and earth retaining structure.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

R

 

GEY 756

Applied Hydrogeology

Practical method in groundwater investigation. Determination of equilibrium constant of water rock reaction at low temperature .Drilling techniques and analyses of bore-hole data. Application of computer simulation in hydrogeology and water resources exploration, development and exploitation. Case histories in Nigeria.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

R

 

GEY 757

Applied Hydrology and Water Resources Management


The hydrological cycle; hydrographic analysis; The hydrological forecasting,; Drainage characteristics of some Nigeria rivers, Open channel flow, turbulent and laminar flow; Land and coastal erosion problems in Nigeria.


tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 762

Quaternary Geology

Nature and characteristics of quaternary deposits in Africa with special reference to Nigeria. Effect of Pleistocene climate, topography and human activities on quaternary sedimentation Micro-fossils and other physical techniques in the interpretation of quaternary environment.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

E

 

 

GEY 772

Global Tectonics

Structure of the earth Earthquakes, heat flow and volcanic belts, continent drift, sea floor spreading, plate motions, rifts. Implications on regional magmatism, metamorphism, faunal distribution and sedimentary basins.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0)

2 Units

 

GEY 773

Precambrian Geology and Geochronology

Precambrian terrains of the world geology and tectonic evolution of the African continent, with special emphasis on West Africa and Nigeria. Radiometric dating and applications to Precambrian geology.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30; 0)

2 Units

E

 

GEY 802

Special Studies In Micropaleontology And Biostratigraphy.


Case histories in paleontology and stratigraphic studies, in relation to specific domain.


tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 (30;0-)

2 Units

E

 

 

GEY 775

tc \l5 "Surveying for Geologists

Principles of surveying. Chaining, hand instrument, the prismatic compass box sextant, hand level. Abney level, Map scales and coordinates.Levelling and plane tabling. The theodolite and its uses; triangulation surface and underground traverses, slope measurement. Base line measurement. Field practices and geological droughting procedure.

tc \l5 "Case histories in geochemical and geophysical exploration, with emphasis on tropical and sub=tropical environments.No. of contact hours

(T:P)/Unit(s)

30 30;0)

2 Units

C

 

GEY 780

Field School in Mineral Exploration

Field training in techniques of geological investigation; as exemplified in mineral exploration, including geological, geophysical, geotechnical hydrogeological and geochemical methods. Field assignment and write-up of concise technical report.

C

 

ADVANCE \d12tc \l5 "GEY 781

Postgraduate Seminar in Geology

Literature study, writing up and oral presentation of a topic on an aspect of the area of specialization.

C

 

GEY 782.

Research Project In Geology

Special geological investigation, with the report including results and interpretation being presented dissertation.

6 Units

C