|Degree Code:||I56_14||Degree Name:||MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY|
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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY
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F. These are the minimum recommended research funds in each category.
Fees will be payable by Money Order or Bankers Cheques only drawn in favour of University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited.
The Fees indicated below do not include accommodation, personal maintenance costs, books and stationery.
A book allowance of about 40,000/= will be required.
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|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|SGL 501||Mineralogy And Crystallography||View Description|
Mineralogy And Crystallography Description
|SGL 502||Igeneous Petrology||View Description|
Igeneous Petrology Description
|SGL 503||Metamorphic Petrology||View Description|
Metamorphic Petrology Description
Metamorphic processes in various plate tectonic environments. Analysis of progressive and retrogressive metamorphism using petrographical, mineralogical and chemical data. Metamorphic phase equilibria. Case studies of metamorphic process.
|SGL 504||Sedimentary Petrology And Sedimentology General Concepts||View Description|
Sedimentary Petrology And Sedimentology General Concepts Description
Physical and biogenic sedimentary structures. Depositional systems. Dolomitization of carbonate sediments. Diagenesis and related processes. Facies and sedimentary core analysis. Formation of coal and oil granulometry and statistical analysis. Sedimentation and tectonics. Geochemical, mineralogical, petrographical and palaeoenvironmental studies of a few selected sedimentary formations.
|SGL 505||Structural Geology And Rock Mechanics||View Description|
Structural Geology And Rock Mechanics Description
|SGL 506||Stratigraphy: Principles And Scope Of Stratigraphy||View Description|
Stratigraphy: Principles And Scope Of Stratigraphy Description
Time in stratigraphy. Stratigraphic techniques, analyses and succession. Some problems of 3dimensional stratigraphical analysis. Stratigraphical correlation based on lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy and pedostratigraphy. Stratigraphic maps and sections. Applications of stochaistic models and semiMarkov chains in stratigraphic correlation. Use of regressive methods in fitting stratigraphic trends. Geochemical facies and problems of facies analysis. Precambrian and phanerozoic stratigraphy of some selected rock suites.
|SGL 507||Palynology||View Description|
|SGL 508||Environmental Geology||View Description|
Environmental Geology Description
|SGL 509||Geological Field Mapping||View Description|
Geological Field Mapping Description
|SGL 510||Photogeology And Remote Sensing||View Description|
Photogeology And Remote Sensing Description
|SGL 511||Economic Mineral Deposits||View Description|
Economic Mineral Deposits Description
|SGL 512||Ore Mineralogy And Ore Microscopy||View Description|
Ore Mineralogy And Ore Microscopy Description
|SGL 513||Exploration Geochemistry||View Description|
Exploration Geochemistry Description
Principles of geochemistry and isotope geology. Elements of thermodynamics and phase equilibria. Distribution and partitioning of chemical elements among crystalline, liquid and gaseous phases. Geochemistry of ore formation including modes of origin of ore and gangue minerals association. Types of geochemical surveys including lithogeochemical, pedogeochemical and biogeochemical ores. Geochemical anomalies. Introduction to geochemical prospecting. Laboratory techniques; silicate analysis, Xray fluorescence, electronoprobe microanalysis and other analytical methods. Analysis and interpretation of geochemical data; applied statistics and statistical models.
|SGL 514||Exploration Geophysics||View Description|
Exploration Geophysics Description
Principles of geophysical methods of exploration including gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, induced polarization, self potential, seismic and radiometric techniques. Application to mineral, petroleum, groundwater and geothermal exploration and engineering investigations through various ground, borehole and airborne survey techniques.
|SGL 515||Engineering Geology||View Description|
Engineering Geology Description
|SGL 516||Oceanography Introduction.||View Description|
Oceanography Introduction. Description
|SGL 517||Hydrogeology||View Description|
|SGL 518||Groundwater Modelling||View Description|
Groundwater Modelling Description
|SGL 519||Marine Geology||View Description|
Marine Geology Description
|SGL 520||Isotope Geology||View Description|
Isotope Geology Description
Introduction to the geochemistry of stable and radioactive isotopes. Isotope fractionation processes and their application to geological events and formations. Equilibrium exchange reactions and isotopes. Decaying trends of radioactive isotopes. Basic principles of mass spectrometry.
|SGL 521||Petroleum Geology||View Description|
Petroleum Geology Description
Origin, migration and entrapment of petroleum. Role of source and reservoir rocks and of stratigraphic variations and geologic structures in entrapment. Methods of petroleum exploration including regional geology, interpretation of subsurface geology from well logs, macropalaeontology, geophysics and organic geochemistry.
|SGL 523||Micropalaentology||View Description|
|SGL 524||Geological Thermodynamics||View Description|
Geological Thermodynamics Description
Application of laws of thermodynamics. Gibbs Free Energy and equilibrium thermodynamics. Effect of temperature and pressure on equilibrium. Geothermometry and geobarometry. Entropy and irreversible thermodynamics. Geospeedometry. The phase rule and phase equilibria for binary, ternary and quaternary systems. Metamorphic mineral equilibria, crystallisation of melts. Fugacity and solidfluid reactions. Ideal solutions and trace element partitioning. Nonideal solutions and determination of activity coefficients. Ion pairing in strong electrolyte solutions. DebyHuckel. Bejerrum and Fouss theories. EhpH and fugacity diagrams. Rockwater interaction and composition of natural water systems.
|SGL 525||Seismology Stress||View Description|
Seismology Stress Description
strain equations of motion, dilatational waves, rotational waves, Rayleigh waves, Love waves, dispersion, reflection and fraction, fracture propagation and source mechanisms. Earthquake seismology: Nature, causes, distribution and frequency of earthquakes, earthquake magnitudes and intensities, environmental effects, instruments of earthquake seismology, interpretation of seismograms, determination of epicenters and focal depths, seismic zoning and seismic risk, earthquake engineering, safety precautions, seismicity of East Africa. Shallow seismic field studies, model seismology, instrumentation. Application to the East African rift system and other regions.
|SGL 526||Seismic Data Analysis And Interpretation||View Description|
Seismic Data Analysis And Interpretation Description
Seismic data. Quality of seismic data. Time series analysis of seismic data. Data from a seismic array. Inverse problems in seismology. Siesmic tomography. Seismic waves in three-dimensionally inhomogeneous media. Seismic source kinematics. Seismic source dynamics.
|SGL 527||Solid Earth Geophysics||View Description|
Solid Earth Geophysics Description
|SGL 528||Inverse Theory For Geophysical Applications||View Description|
Inverse Theory For Geophysical Applications Description
Selected topics in inverse theory covering ambiquity, exact inversion, iterative improvement of solutions, generalized linear inversion, ridge regression and constrained inversion. Application to geophysical data interpretation.
|SGL 529||Methods Of Geophysical Analysis||View Description|
Methods Of Geophysical Analysis Description
Geophysical time series. Least squares procedures. Fourier Analysis. Fourier Transforms. Power Spectral Analysis. Laplace and Z Transforms. Geophysical Filters and Applications
|SGL 530||Geophysical Interpretation||View Description|
Geophysical Interpretation Description
Processes of data reduction and modern interpretation techniques in seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, self potential, induced polarization and radiometric methods including one-, two- and three-dimensional modelling. Parameter estimation using spectral and optimization techniques. Development and programming of relevant geophysical algorithms using at least on high level language (e.g. FORTRAN, Pascal, C).
|SGL 531||Seismological Instrumentation And Networks||View Description|
Seismological Instrumentation And Networks Description
Basic instrumentation. Frequency and dynamic range of seismic signals. Detection of seismic signals. Seismic telemetry, Wide and local area network. Primary and auxiliary stations networks.
|SGL 532||Geophysical Field Project||View Description|
Geophysical Field Project Description
Field geophysical surveys for one week in a selected area to familiarize and gain practical experience with various geophysical instruments. The acquired data to be processed, interpreted and submitted in the form of a report for examination.
|SGL 533||Industrial Minerals And Rocks||View Description|
Industrial Minerals And Rocks Description
Geology, petrology, mineralogy and genesis of industrial rocks and minerals. Physical and chemical analysis of products. Exploration, mining, processing and industrial applications of products. Marketing and mineral economics. Waste materials and potential for recycling of mineral based products. Environmental impact assessment of mining deposits.
|SGL 534||Ore Reserve Estimation And Grade Control||View Description|
Ore Reserve Estimation And Grade Control Description
|SGL 535||Mineral Economics||View Description|
Mineral Economics Description
|SGL 536||Metallogeny, Metallogenic Epochs And Provinces||View Description|
Metallogeny, Metallogenic Epochs And Provinces Description
|SGL 537||Sedimentary Basins And Basin Analysis||View Description|
Sedimentary Basins And Basin Analysis Description
Mechanism of basin formation. Classification of basins. Cratonic basins: intracratonic and epircratonic basins. Troughs: geosynclines, back-arc and fore-arc troughs. Rift-drift suite of basins: rifts, failed rifts and strike-slip basins. Backstripping of basins. Facies and facies variations.
|SGL 538||Geodynamics And Plate Tectonics||View Description|
Geodynamics And Plate Tectonics Description
Basic principles of plate movements. Arch systems. Rift systems. Eustacy and orogency. Methods of plate reconstruction. Plate tectonics and energy and mineral deposits. Crystal evolution. Major plate boundaries: earthquakes and volcanic events. Secular compositional changes. In the continents.
|SGL 539||Petroleum Geochemistry||View Description|
Petroleum Geochemistry Description
|SGL 540||Computational Methods In Geology||View Description|
Computational Methods In Geology Description
Introduction to computer hardware and software covering central processors, mass data storage devices, graphic devices, operating systems, high level languages and computer programming. Special purpose programs unique to specific needs and computing capacity in geology. Standard program packages. Grade and tonnage distribution models. Krigging techniques in interpolation of ore reserves. Multivariate statistical modelling procedures in mineral exploration. Geological data bases including archival and active data bases. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their applications in geology.
|SGL 541||Research Methodology||View Description|
Research Methodology Description
|SGL 542||Research Project (dissertation)||View Description|
Research Project (dissertation) Description
Supervised research project involving a study using either already available data or data collected from the field by the student. Students write and submit an examinable dissertation on a specialized subject.
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