Welcome to the Department of Geology at FATA University.

I am pleased to inform that FATA University is the first ever Public Sector University in FATA region and offers four years BS program in Geology. The curriculum is designed to meet the present day requirements of industry, are a fine combination of core subjects, and courses from chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and humanity disciplines. Field and laboratory work play a vital role in academic excellence. The Department of Geology is in the process of acquiring state-of-the-art scientific equipments to enhance its laboratory facilities and research capabilities. The Department envisions a research based oriented future where students will be provided ample opportunities to enhance their knowledge through field observations and laboratory experiments and to experience the joy of learning and excitement of discovery in the field of Geology. Nowadays, it is very clear that our future depends on the sustainable use of Earth’s resources. The challenge of sustainability becomes more formidable each day as Earth’s population grows, placing ever-increasing demands on global water, mineral and energy supplies. The focus of our department is preparing students to tackle the demanding challenges of using Earth’s resources in a sustainable manner. We encourage students who aspire to adopt a challenging, outdoor- career in Geology program, keen to learn about the earth as a planet and want to gain knowledge and skills to explore its hidden treasures (oil and gas, minerals, and water) for the benefit of humanity and economic prosperity of Pakistan. We take our role very seriously and welcome all students who wish to be the future leaders of geological sciences.

Overview

BS Geology (4-years degree program) is a multidisciplinary science that seeks to understand how the Earth works. It traditionally focused on the solid Earth (rocks, minerals, mountain belts, volcanoes, oceans etc.) as well as the history of life (paleontology). In recent decades it become increasingly concerned with the history of Earth's climate and with the impact that people have had on our environment. The Geology thus encompasses everything from the atmosphere to the oceans to the Earth’s surface to its crust, mantle and core. Careers in Geology range from environmental work to the assessment and protection of water/mineral resources to geotechnical engineering to geological engineering (working with civil engineers) to oil and natural gas exploration to government regulatory and geologic hazards to academic research.


Vision

To build a well-equipped Department of International repute of Applied Geology.


Mission

To prepare students for the better understanding of the Earth and its resources, and to use its resources in a sustainable way.

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria: FSc (Medical/Engineering) with at least 2nd Divison (45% Marks)

Semester I

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Chem. 301

Chemistry I

2+1

3

Eng. 301

English I

3+0

3

Geol. 301

Introduction to Geology

3+0

3

Math. 301

Mathematics I

3+0

3

Phy. 301

Physics I

2+1

3

Pak. St. 301

Pakistan Studies

2+0

2

Total

 

 

17

 Semester II (First Year)

Semester II

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Chem. 302

Chemistry II

2+1

3

Eng. 302

Communication Skills (English II)

3+0

3

Geol. 302

Geomorphology

2+1

3

Math. 302

Mathematics II

3+0

3

Phy. 302

Physics II

2+1

3

Geol. 303

Geological Fieldwork I

0+2

2

Total

 

 

17

Semester III (Second Year)

Semester III

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Comp. 401

Computer Applications in Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 401

Introduction to Paleontology

2+1

3

Geol. 402

Stratigraphy

2+1

3

Geol. 403

Geostatistics

2+1

3

Geol. 404

Mineralogy

2+1

3

Isl. St./Eth. 
401

Islamic Studies/Ethics

2+0

2

Total

 

 

17

Semester IV (Second Year)


Semester IV

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Eng. 401

Tech. Report Writing (English III)

3+0

3

Geol. 405

Petrography

2+1

3

Geol. 406

Geological Fieldwork-II

0+2

2

Geol. 407

Structural Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 408

Igneous Petrology

2+1

3

Mgt. 401

Principles of Management

3+0

3

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester V (Third Year)

Semester V

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Geol. 501

Geotectonics

2+1

3

Geol. 502

Sedimentary Petrology

2+1

3

Geol. 503

Geophysics

2+1

3

Geol. 504

Field Geology

3+0

3

Geol. 505

Micropaleontology

2+1

3

Geol. 506

Introduction to GIS and RS

2+1

3

Total

 

 

18

Semester VI (Third Year)

Semester VI

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Geol. 507

Sequence Stratigraphy

2+1

3

Geol. 508

Geochemistry

2+1

3

Geol. 509

Petroleum Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 510

Engineering Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 511

Metamorphic Petrology

2+1

3

Geol. 512

Geological Fieldwork – III

0+2

2

Total

 

 

17

Semester VII (Fourth Year)

Semester VII

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Geol. 601

Geology of Pakistan

3+0

3

Geol. 602

Economic Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 603

Environmental Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 604

Hydrogeology

2+1

3

Geol. 605

Elective course

2+1

3

Geol. 606

Elective course

2+1

3

Total

 

 

18

Semester VIII (Fourth Year)

Semester VIII

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Geol. 607

Elective Course

2+1

3

Geol. 608

Reading and Conference / Independent Study

0+1

1

Geol. 609

Thesis

0+6

6

Geol. 610

Internship/Practical Training

S/U*2 Based

Geol. 611

Comprehensive Oral Exam/Grand Viva Voce 

S/U*4 Based

Total

 

 

10

 

LIST OF GROUPS AND ELECTIVE COURSES

 


Groups

Elective Course

Credit Hour 

Group-I 
Mineralogy and 
Petrology 
 

Geochemistry II

2+1

Igneous Petrogenesis

2+1

Metamorphic Petrology-II

2+1

Sedimentary Petrology-II

2+1

Mineralogy II

2+1

Group-II 
Paleontology and Stratigraphy 
 

Stratigraphy II

2+1

Micropaleontology II

2+1

Invertebrate Paleontology

2+1

Vertebrate Paleontology

2+1

Palynology and Paleonbotany

2+1

  
Group-III 
Economic Geology 
 

Ore Deposits

2+1

Mineral Exploration

2+1

Coal Geology

2+1

Mining Geology

2+1

Metalogeny and Plate Tectonics

2+1

Fundamentals Gemology

2+1

Descriptive Gemology

2+1

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

Mineral Economics

2+1

Group-IV 
Engineering Geology 
 

Rock Mechanics

2+1

Soil Mechanics

2+1

Seismotectonics

2+1

 

Engineering Geology II         

2+1

 

 

Group-V 
Petroleum Geosciences 
 

Sequence Stratigraphy II

2+1

Petroleum Engineering

2+1

Reservoir Geology

2+1

Organic Geochemistry

2+1

Petroleum Geology of Pakistan

2+1

Geological and Geophysical Software Applications

2+1

Logging and Log Interpretation

2+1

Seismic Interpretation

2+1

Basin Modeling

2+1

  
Group-VI 
Applied Geophysics 
 

Seismic Stratigraphy

2+1

Earthquake Seismology

2+1

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

2+1

Electrical and Radiometric Exploration Methods

2+1

Bore-Hole Geophysics

2+1

Seismic prospecting  

2+1

Gravity and Magnetic Methods

2+1

Rock Physics

2+1

  
Group-VII 
Geochemistry 
 

Thermodynamics

2+1

Geochemical Exploration

2+1

Stable Isotope Geochemistry

2+1

Radio Isotope Geochemistry

2+1

Low Temperature Geochemistry

2+1

High Temperature Geochemistry

2+1

  
Group-VIII 
Sedimentology 
 

Clastic Sedimentology

2+1

Carbonate Sedimentology

2+1

Basin Modeling

2+1

Quaternary Geology

2+1

Clay Mineralogy

2+1

Group-IX Hydrogeology

Hydrology

2+1

Groundwater Investigations

2+1

Groundwater Engineering

2+1

Hydrochemistry and Ground Water Pollution

2+1

Group-X 
Industrial Mineralogy 
 

Industrial Mineralogy-I

2+1

Industrial Mineralogy-II

2+1

Instrumental Techniques

2+1

Clay Mineralogy

2+1

Mineral Economics

2+1

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

  
Group-XI 
Marine Geology

Marine Geology

2+1

Oceanography

2+1

Marine Geochemistry

2+1

 

Geology of Arabian Sea

2+1

Group-XII 
Environmental 
Geosciences

Environmental Geology II

2+1

Soil and Water Resources

2+1

Environmental Hazards

2+1

Hydrological Systems and Environments

2+1

Environmental Impact Assessments  and Management

2+1

Natural Resource Management

2+1

Occupational Health and Safety

2+1

 

Group-XIII 
Structure, Tectonics and Neotectonics 

Structural Geology II

  
2+1

Metamorphic Structures

2+1

Applied Structural Techniques

2+1

Tectonics of Pakistan

3+0

Neotectonics

3+0

Seismotectonics

2+1

Quaternary Geology

2+1

Earth Quake Seismology

2+1

Geological  and Geophysical Software Applications

2+1

GROUP-XIV Coal Geology

Metallogeny and Plate Tectonics 

2+1

Exploration and Exploitation of Coal

2+1

Coal, Environment and Clean Coal Technology

2+1

Coal Geology 

2+1

Mining Geology 

2+1

GROUP-XV 
GEOTECHNICAL 
ENGINEERING

Earthquake Engineering and Risk Assessment

2+1

Ground Water System

2+1

Excavation and Tunneling

2+1

Engineering Foundation

2+1

Dam Engineering

2+1

Engineering Geology II

2+1

Rock Mechanics

2+1

Soil Mechanics

2+1

Lecturer

Mustafa.yar@fu.edu.pk

MS


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Lecturer

asad.khan@fu.edu.pk

MS


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