BS Geophysics
Last updated on October 1st, 2019

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers BS (4 years) and MS (2 years) degree programs in Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Sciences. In a short span of ten years it has joined the ranks of highly reputed institutions in the field. The graduates of this department employed by national and multinational companies have proven, that it strives for highest of the academic standards. Field trips make the essential part of the syllabus taught. Student chapters of professional organizations such as Society for Exploration Geophysicist (SEG) and Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geologists (PAPG) and the Green Environment Club provide them the opportunities to participate in and organize seminars, workshops, lectures and conferences, etc.

Compulsory Courses  91
Other Courses  38
BS Thesis 6
Total Credit Hours 135

BACHELOR OF SCEINCE (BS) IN GEOPHYSICS

(Road Map)

Semester – 1

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
PAK 101 Pakistan Studies 2
ISL 101 Islamic Studies 2
ENG 103 English I 3
MAT 105* Mathematics 0
CSC 105 Introduction to Computers 3
PHY 101 Physics 3
GEO 105 Physical & General Geology 3
  Total Credit Hours 16

 *Academic credit of this course is zero but its contact hours, teaching material and tuition fee are equal to a 3 credit hours course.

 

Semester – 2

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 105 Chemistry 3
ENG 104 English -II 3
MAT 115 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3
GEO 110 Fundamental of Geography & Geomorphology 3
GEO 115 Introduction to Geophysics 3
GEO 120 Field Geology 3
  Total Credit Hours 18

 

Semester – 3

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 232 Oral Communication 3
MAT 205 Statistics 3
GEO 205 Structure Geology 3
CSC 205 Programming Fundamentals 3
GEO 210 Mineralogy & Crystallography 3
One of the Following
HSS 111 Introduction to IR 3
HSS 115 Introduction to Media Studies 3
HSS 201 Introduction to Anthropology 3
HSS 202 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Credit Hours 18

Note: Students will be offered only one of the HSS subjects.

Semester – 4

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 215 Sedimentology 3
GEO 240 Gravity & Magnetic Exploration Techniques 3
GEO 365 Electrical & Radioactive Techniques 3
GEO 230 Geotectonics 3
MAT 210 Advance Mathematics 3
Total Credit Hours 15

 

Semester – Summer

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 250 Geology and Geophysical Field Work and Report-I 3

 

Semester – 5

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 326 Computing with Matlab 3
GEO 325 Stratigraphy of Pakistan 3
GEO 315 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEO 320 Marine Geology 3
GEO 305 Environmental Geology 3
GEO 370 Geomagnetism & Paleomagnetism 3
Total Credit Hours 18

 

Semester – 6

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 340 Wireline logging 3
GEO 350 Geology of Pakistan 3
GEO 367 Seismic Data Acquisition & Planning 3
GEO 345 Petroleum Geology 3
Elective 1 One of the Following
GEO 335 Earthquake Seismology 3
GEO 351 Natural Disaster Management 3
ENV 330 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics 3
Total Credit Hours 15

 

Semester – Summer

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 375 Geology and Geophysical Field Work and Report-II 3

 

Semester – 7

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 470 Seismic Data Processing 3
GEO 415 Economic Geology 3
GEO 425 Research Methodology 2
GEO 420 Hydrogeology 3
Elective 2 One of the Following
GEO 405 Petroleum Engineering 3
GEO 436 Health, Safety and Environment 3
ENV 410 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
Total Credit Hours 14

 

Semester – 8

Course code Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 445 Seismic Stratigraphy 3
GEO 475 Seismic Data Interpretation 3
GEO 435 GIS & Remote Sensing 3
GEO 460 Thesis 6
GEO 465 Comprehensive Viva Voce 0
Total Credit Hours 15

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) Geophysics

Course Description

GEO 351 Natural Disaster Management (3 CH)

Natural hazards and disasters: The need for hazard and disaster studies, Historical background on Hazard and Disaster research; Disaster its types: Natural vs Man-made; Flooding, Earthquake, Landslide; Natural cycles and their role, Prediction; Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability: Definitions and characterization, Different approaches and Indicators; Factors of vulnerability: Demographic factors, Socio-economic factors, Cultural factors, Political factors, Physical factors; The impact of natural disasters: Direct and short-term impact of disasters, Indirect and long-term consequences of catastrophes, Disaster as an opportunity for development; Organizational Role.

GEO 436 Health, Safety and Environment(3 CH)

Definition and Concept of Environment related Human health problems. Public health concept: communicable and non-communicable diseases, water borne, air borne, food borne and sanitation related diseases and control measures. Occupational Health: problems and issues, prevention and control. Accident prevention and safety plans, safety techniques. Ergonomic and Safety. Primary health care services: principles and practices. Government Policies and Programs.