Academics

Department of Geological Engineering


undergraduate program

Offered Programs:

The department of Geological Engineering offers bachelor of sciences (B.Sc.) in Geological Engineering. The program in geological engineering is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. This degree program is designed for students who have the aptitude to master engineering fundamentals, but who also have the curiosity to apply their engineering training in context of the physical earth. The program emphasizes geosciences’ applications and technology development in understanding and protecting the Earth and its resources.  

The curriculum of bachelor degree program has been designed keeping in view both local and international needs. A bachelor degree in Geological Engineering is the basis of careers concentrating on the interaction of humans and the earth.
It is a broad, interdisciplinary field with many specialty areas such as:

  • Tunneling and Deep Excavation
  • Geotechnical Site Investigation and Foundation Design
  • Rock Engineering and Geo-mechanics
  • Hydrogeology, Environmental Site Characterization
  • Geophysical Exploration & Petroleum Geology
  • Exploration and development of New Energy Resources

Ref. No.

SUBJECT

Contact Hrs

Credit Hrs.

Semester I


EE-199

Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3

1

MA-113

Calculus and Analytic Geometry

3

0

CY-143

Physical and Industrial Chemistry

3

1

ME-122L

Engineering Drawing

0

2

Geo-E-110

Physical Geology

3

1

Total

17

Semester II


PHY-117

Applied Physics

2

1

MA-116

Linear Algebra And Differential Equations

3

0

Geo-E-120

Structural Geology and Stratigraphy

2

1

CS-101

Computing Fundamentals

2

1

HU-111

Communication Skills

0

1

IS -101

Islamic & Pakistan Studies-I (Compulsory for Muslim Students)--Ethics & Pakistan Studies (Compulsory for non-Muslim Students)

3

0

ME-100L

Workshop Practice

0

1

Total

17

Semester III


MA-235

Engineering Mechanics

2

1

MA-242

Engineering Statistics

3

0

ME-210

Applied Thermodynamics

3

1

CE-231

Fluid Mechanics-I

3

1

GEO-E-230

Mineralogy and Petrology

2

1

Total

17

Semester IV


MA-240

Numerical Analysis

2

1

MIN-E-240

Surveying

3

2

ME-220

Mechanics of Materials

3

1

HU-221

Technical Writing and Presentation Skills

3

0

IS -201

Islamic & Pakistan Studies- II (Compulsory for Muslim Students)--Ethics & Pakistan Studies (Compulsory for non-Muslim Students)

3

0

Total

18


 

Ref. No.

SUBJECT

Contact Hrs

Credit Hrs.

Semester V


GEO-E-350

Engineering Geology

3

1

GEO-E-351

Geotechnical Engineering I

3

1

GEO-E-352

Petroleum Geology

2

1

GEO-E-353

Introduction to GIS/RS

2

1

MIN-E-350

Rock Mechanics

3

1

Total

18

Semester VI


GEO-E-360

Drilling Engineering

2

1

GEO-E-361

Introduction to Geophysical Exploration Techniques

3

1

GEO-E-362

Earthquake Seismology & Risk Assessment

2

1

IME-374

Engineering Economics

3

0

MIN-E-363

Explosives Engineering

3

1

Total

17

Semester VII


GEO-E-470

Petrophysics & Well Logging

3

1

GEO-E-471

Hydrogeology

3

1

GEO-E-472

Geotechnical Engineering II

3

1

MIN -E-470

Tunneling and Excavation Engineering

3

1

GEO-E-475

Senior Design Project I

0

3

Total

19

Semester VIII


MGT-410

Project Management

3

0

GEO-E-480

Environmental Geology & Hazardous Waste Management

3

1

GEO-E-481

Pavement & Foundation Engineering

2

1

GEO-E-485

Senior Design Project II

0

1

Total

13

Field Camps
Geological Engineering is a very adventurous program which includes visits to number of areas for the study of Geology. Department of Geological Engineering arranges number of field visits to different areas where there are number of geological features and beautiful landscapes. In such an environment, students learn professional skills enthusiastically and enjoy the field trips. These tours include survey camp and geology camp which are considered mandatory for the completion of the degree. The most famous locations for the instructional tours are Abbottabad, Mansehra, Murree, Muzaffarabad, Nathiagali, Khewra Gorge, Namal Gorge, Kattas Coal Mines, Salt Range, Dam sites (Tarbela, Mangla, Khanpur dam etc), different rig sites and many other locations. These tours introduce the field conditions to the students, train them and make them perfect to work in the field.