Bachelor of Applied Geophysics (Applied Geophysics) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

Bachelor of Applied Geophysics (Applied Geophysics) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

What is Applied Geophysics?

Exploration geophysics is an applied branch of geophysics and economic geology, which uses physical methods at the surface of the Earth, such as seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic, to measure the physical properties of the subsurface, along with the anomalies in those properties.

Physics is the study of matter and motion, what the world is made of and how it works. Physicists study everything from the smallest particles to the structure of the entire universe. Physics & Astronomy degree programmes are becoming increasingly popular due to recent discoveries in astronomy. With a Graduate in Physics at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST, project) you will typically have studied in your first year two core courses, Foundations and Physics and Stuff of the Universe with interactive learning experience, and you will have been introduced to the fundamentals of quantum physics.Further study will have involved, for example, Forces, Fields and Potentials and Probability, Waves and Materials, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter, diffraction physics, quantum physics, electromagnetism and relativity and research methods. Further work will also have concentrated on atmospheric dynamics, macromolecular physics and general relativity.

BSc Geology (Applied Geophysics) is an applied course that examines the Earth, its structure, formation, composition, history, processes, hazards and materials.

A geophysicist engineer is an expert in the natural properties and processes of the earth’s interior. They work on challenges, such as evaluating natural geohazards, analyzing sites for underground construction, assessing climate change and considering water, food and energy sources.

It provides a means of evaluating large areas of the subsurface rapidly. Comprehensiveness. Combinations of methods (i.e. multi-disciplinary methods) provide the means of applying different techniques to solve complex problems.

Students who intend to specialize in geology or exploration geophysics should pursue a four-year program leading to the B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree.

Admission Requirement

(a) UTME To be eligible for admission, candidates must pass the UTME examination with an acceptable score. In addition, a minimum credit pass in five subjects at not more two sittings in WASSCE, NECO or GCE (Ordinary Level) or its equivalent is required.