Post Graduate

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Applied Geophysics
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Exploration Geophysics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Exploration Geophysics

AVAILABLE OPTIONS / SPECIALIZATION

The Department award:

(a) PGD in Applied Geophysics

(b) Master of Technology with option in

       
i.    Petroleum Geophysics
ii.   Mining Geophysics
iii.  Hydro/Engineering/Environmental Geophysics.

(c) Ph.D. degrees with specialization in Exploration Geophysics

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES:

The programmes aim at producing the necessary manpower needed for industrial, technological and academic development of the country in high-technology areas that depend on Applied Geophysics for self-reliance. They are also aimed at providing a broad-based training for professional and academic development of the country in the area of Exploration Geophysics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must satisfy the general regulations governing postgraduate studies at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. In addition, the following departmental requirements should be met:

   (a)     Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

 Application for this programme should be:

(i)       Holders of first degree in Physics/Earth Sciences or Engineering/Surveying with a minimum of a pass degree from a recognized University.

(ii)      Holders of HND with a minimum of Lower Credit in petroleum Engineering, Physics/Electronics, Electrical/Electronics, Geology, Mining or Geophysics from any recognized Institution of higher learning.

(iii)     Holders of first degree in Education with either Physics or Mathematics as a major-with a minimum of a second class Upper division.

(iv)     In exceptional cases, mature students with a minimum of ten years working experience and acceptable professional qualification.

 (b)       M.Tech 

In addition to the general regulations and guidelines on admission, first-degree Graduates of FUTA or any other recognized University (with a minimum of second class, Lower Division) in the following:

(i)              Geophysics

(ii)             Physics

(iii)             Mathematics

(iv)             Geology (a strong background in Mathematics is desired)

(v)              Engineering Based Courses e.g. Civil and Mining Engineering, etc.

Candidates with a minimum of Upper Credit at the PGD level in Applied Geophysics are also eligible.

(c)        Ph.D

The Ph.D degree shall normally be by research and specialized course work. Entry conditions shall include a minimum of cumulative 60% in course work and project at the Master’s degree level of this University or that of any other recognized institution. In addition, holders of the Master’s degree or its equivalent from other institutions may be required to audit and pass some courses that may be prescribed by the Department.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME

(a)            Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

The academic programme, which will be on a part-time basis (week-ends only), includes a course work and a supervised thesis project and both will cover a period of at least three semesters. The project work will be done during the long vacation.

  (b)      M.Tech.

Full-time; 18 to 24 months. Part-time; 24 to 36 months.  Senate may approve an extension where necessary.

(c)         Ph.D.

Full-time; 36 to 48 months.  Part-time; 48 to 60 months.  Senate may approve an extension where necessary.

Requirements for Graduation:

      (a)     Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

All students must take and pass all the core courses. All other courses (electives) are mandatory only for non-geologists and non-geophysicists. All other conditions specified by the Federal University of Technology, Akure or by the post Graduate School for the award of PG diploma shall apply.  Each candidate will be required to complete and pass a minimum of 45 units which must include 6 units of supervised project.

    (b)       M.Tech.

Prospective Masters Degree graduates are expected to pass all the core courses as well as those under their respective options. They are also to successfully defend the thesis project before the internal and external examiners recommended by the departmental postgraduate Committee and approved by the Postgraduate board/Senate of the university.

(c)      Ph.D

All candidates are expected to carry out original research projects supervised by approved postgraduate lecturers and successfully defend same in accordance with the Postgraduate School regulations

COURSE OUTLINE

(a)     Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

           First  Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

 AGP 701

Geophysical Time Series

2    0  3  3

 AGP 703

Electrical Prospecting Methods

2    0  3  3

 AGP 705

Borehole Geophysics & Radiometric

2    0  3  3

 AGP 707

Magnetic Prospecting Methods

2    0  3  3

 AGP 709

Seismic Refraction Methods

2    0  3  3

 AGP 713

Geophysical Field Work

0    0  3  3

*AGP 715

Introductory Geology for Geophysicist 1

3    0  0  3

**AGP 717

Introductory Geomathematics I

3   0   0  3

 

Total

            21

         Restricted Elective     

         *    Not for Geology and Geophysics graduates

         **  For Geologist

         Second Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 702

Groundwater/Environmental Geophysics

2   0  3   3

AGP 704

Engineering Geophysics

2   0  3   3

AGP 706

EM Prospecting Methods

2   0  3   3

AGP 708

Seismic Reflection Prospecting Methods

2   0  3   3

AGP 712

Geophysical Seminar

0   0  6   2

AGP 714

Gravity Prospecting Methods

2   0  3   3

*AGP 716

Introductory Geology for Geophysicists 11

2   0  3   3

**AGP 718

Introductory Geomathematics  II

2   0  3   3

 

Total

            23

         *    Not for Geology and Geophysics graduates

         **  For Geologist

Third Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 799

PGD Research Project

-    -   -  6

 

Total

             6

 

(b)   (M.Tech.)

       First Semester

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 801

Electrical Methods

2   0  3   3

AGP 803

Geophysical fieldwork

0   0  2   3

AGP 805

Research Methodology and Analysis Expt.

2   0  3   3

AGP 807

Time Series Analysis and Inversion Theory

2   0  3   3

AGP 811

Exploration Seismology

2   0  3   3

AGP 815

Advanced Electromagnetic Methods

2   0  2   2

AGP 817

Advanced Gravity and Magnetic Methods

2   0  3   3

 

*Elective

2   0  3   3

 

Total

            22

Electives   

*AGP 809       Geomathematics II                                                     2   0  3   3

*AGP 813         Geology for Geophysicists                                          2   0  3   3

 Second Semester

PETROLEUM GEOPHYSICS OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

 L  T  P  U

AGP 802

Seismic Stratigraphy

 2   0  3   3

AGP 804

Reservoir Geophysics

 2   0  3   3

AGP 806

Offset-dependent Reflectivity

 2   0  3   3

AGP 812

Graduate Seminar

 0   0  0   1

AGP 808

Seismic/Petrophysical Data Analysis and

Interpretation

 2   0  3   3

AGP 814

Health Safety and Environmental Protection

2    0  0   2

 

Total

              15

 

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 899

Master’s Thesis Research Project

 -    -   -  12

 

MINING GEOPHYSICS OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 820

Mining Exploration and Evaluation Management

2   0   3   3

AGP 822

Logging for Mineral Exploration

2   0   3   3

AGP 824

Gravimetrics and Magnetic Methods in Mineral Exploration

2   0   3   3

AGP 826

Integrated Mineral Exploration

2   0   2   2

AGP 828

Environmental Management for Mineral Resources Development

2   0   2   2

AGP 830

Tomographic Inversion

1   0   0   1

AGP 812

Graduate Seminar

1   0   0   1

 

Total

             21

 

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 899

Master’s Thesis Research Project

 -    -   -  12

 

GROUNDWATER/ENVIRONMENTAL/ENGINEERING GEOPHYSICS OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 832

Advanced Engineering Geophysics

2   0  3   3

AGP 834

Advanced Groundwater Geophysics

2   0  3   3

AGP 836

Advanced Environmental Geophysics

2   0  3   3

AGP 838

Shallow Reflection Seismic/Ground Penetrating Radar

2   0  3   3

AGP 812

Graduate Seminar

0   0   0   1

 

Total

             19

 

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 899

Master’s Thesis Research Project

 -    -   -  12

 

(c)   (Ph. D.)

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

L  T  P  U

AGP 999

Doctoral Research Project

 -    -   -  12

 

 

Undergraduate Programme

THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS

The B.Tech in Applied Geophysics programme has been uniquely designed to qualify graduates for rewarding careers in Oil & Gas exploration and Production industries, mining, civil engineering, minerals and gemstone industries, business and commerce. This enables the graduates to:

  • undertake fieldwork relating to geophysical survey for raw data acquisition, processing and interpretation for minerals, oil and gas, groundwater, environmental impact studies and engineering site investigation;
  • work as consultants in exploration and processing of data and recommending sites for drilling;
  • undertake research in specialized areas of Applied Geophysics;
  • handle general supervisory functions / roles in the exploration industry; and
  • establish small scale exploration firms thereby reducing dependence on government white-collar jobs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

YEAR 1

Admission is through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). To be eligible to take the examination candidates are expected to obtain five subjects, including English, Physics, Mathematics and chemistry at credit levels in general certificate of Education (GCE), and /or Senior Secondary school certificate Examination (SSSCE) Candidate are  required to sit for English, physics mathematics and chemistry in the university matriculation examination (UME),conducted by JAMB.

YEAR 2    (Direct entry)

Candidates may be admitted to year two if they have:

      i.   certify the general entry requirement for the university and for year I above

      ii.  good pass at the advance level of the general certificate of  education or its equivalent in chemistry, physics and mathematics

      iii.  Obtained National Diploma in civil, geological and Electrical/Electronics engineering   and other courses as adjusted relevant by the department.

     iv.  In addition to the university require courses, candidates in this category may have to dots or audit other 100level courses in remedy of deficiencies.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

The minimum number of units require for graduation and for the conclusion of class of degree are as following.

Level                     unit                       

100                         44

200                         42

300                         44

400                         33

500                         35

Total                      188

 

REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

The minimum number of units require for graduation is 180, made up of courses from 100-500 level.

Degree and class in line with the university senate approved grading system.

GCGPA                           RANGE                                                CLASSES

4.50                        -5.00                                      First class

3.60                        -4.49                                      Second class (upper division)

2.40                        -3.49                                      Second class (lower division)

1.50                        -2.39                                      Third class

1.00                        -1.49                                      Pass