Bachelor of Science in Geology (Geology) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

Bachelor of Science in Geology (Geology) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

What is Geology?

Geology is a branch of natural science concerned with Earth and other astronomical objects, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Modern geology significantly overlaps all other Earth sciences, including hydrology.

You start this programme by studying the basic sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematical Sciences). Starting from the second year of the Geology Degree you will study a combination or core and optional geoscience modules including a winter semester dedicated to field mapping and reporting.

The Modules You Will Study Include:

  • Earth and its materials
  • Earth surface processes
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geochemistry and Exploration
  • Geological Mapping
  • Geology of Southern Africa and Botswana
  • Geophysics and Exploration
  • Hydrogeology and Water Resources
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Mineral Exploration and Economic Geology
  • Mineralogy and Mineral Microscopy
  • Mining and Evaluation of Mineral Resources
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Research methods
  • Research project (final year)
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics

 Career and Graduate Study Opportunities

The programme allows graduates to become professional Geoscientists in a range of careers in Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Mining and Quarrying, Geosciences Information Analysis, Hydrogeology and Engineering Consultancy. Students may go on to postgraduate study, either at master’s level, usually with a specialised career path in mind, or at Doctorate level for those wishing to pursue an academic career. The communication, numeric and IT skills you will gain also make you a good candidate for business education-oriented careers.