Course Structure

CODE / TITLE OF COURSES, CREDIT HOURS AND SEMESTER BY SEMESTER LAYOUT OF COURSES
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
Course No.  Course Name P C
 GL 141  Basic French I  1 1 1
 GL 151  Applied Electricity  2 2 3
 GL 153  Linear Algebra and Trignometry  2 2 3
 GL 155  Technical Drawing  1 3 2
 GL 157  Communication Skills I  2 1 2
 GL 159  Introduction to Computing  1 2 2
 GL 167  Basic Mechanics  2 2 3
 GL 171  Physical Geology  2 1 2
 Total 13 14 18
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO 
Course No.  Course Name P C
 GL 142  Basic French II  1 1 1
 GL 150  Calculus  2 1 2
 GL 152  Strength of Materials  2 2 3
 GL 154  Physical and Analytical Chemistry  2 1 2
 GL 156  Engineering Drawing  2 2 3
 GL 158  Communicaation Skills II  2 1 2
 GL 162  Applied Electronics 2 1 2
 GL 170  Crystallogrphy and Mineralogy  2 2 3
 GL 174  Principles of Metallurgical Engineering  2 1 2
Total 17 12 20
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Course Name T P C
 GL 251 Literature in English I  1 1 1
 GL 255 Mathematical Methods  2 1 2
 GL 261 Introduction to Mining  2 0 2
 GL 271 Optical Mineralogy  2 2 3
 GL 273 Structural Geology and Map Work  2 2 3
 GL 275 Sedimentary Petrology  2 2 3
 GL 277 Palaeontology and Stratigraphy  2 2 3
 GL 279 Photogeology and Remote Sensing  1 3 2
Total  14 13 19
     
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Course Name T P C
 GL 250  Mathematical Analysis  2 1 2
 GL 252  Literature in English II  1 1 1
 GL 254  Soil Mechanics  2 2 3
 GL 256*  Field Trip and Technical Report Writing I  1 1 1
 GL 262  Land Surveying 2 4 3
 GL 264  Fluid Mechanics  2 2 3
 GL 272  Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology  2 2 3
 GL 274  Principles of Field Mapping  1 5 2
Total  13 18 18
     
YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Course Name T P C
 GL 351 Computer Programminng  1 2 2
 GL 353 Mine Surveying  1 2 2
 GL 357 Rock Mechanics  2 2 3
 GL 361  Probability and Statistics  2 1 2
 GL 371  Economic GEology and Industrial Minerals  2 2 3
 GL 373**  Field Mapping (Geology)  2 5 3
 GL 375  Hydrogeology  2 1 2
 GL 377  Rock and Mineral Resources of Ghana  2 1 2
Total  14 16 19
     
YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Course Name T P C
 GL 350 Mineral Resource Estimation  2 1 2
 GL 352 Public Relations  2 0 2
 GL 354 Ore Mineralogy and Microscopy  2 3 3
 GL 356** Field Trip and Technical Report Writing II  0 4 1
 GL 370 Computer Aplications in Geology  1 4 2
 GL 372 Environmental Geology  2 1 2
 GL 374 Explotion Geochemistry  2 2 3
 GL 376 Groundwater Geochemistry 2 1 2
 GL 378 Exploration Geophysics 2 2 3
Total  15 18 20
     
*Fieldtrips may be organized in either semester but the results shall be credited only at the end of the second semester.
     
YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
 GL 451 Research Methods and Ethics in Science  2 0 2
 GL 453 Mineral Project Evaluation  2 2 3
 GL 455 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  1 3 2
 GL 459 Operation Research  2 2 3
 GL 461 Principles of Economics  2 0 2
 GL 471 Petroleum Geology  2 1 2
 GL 473 Engineering Geology  2 2 3
 GL 475 Mining Geology and Laws 2 0 2
Total  15 10 19
     
YEAR FOUR SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
 GL 450 Project Work  0 12 4
 GL 452 Colloquim/Senior  1 1 1
 GL 454 Business Entrepreneurship  2 0 2
 GL 458 Principles of Management  2 0 2
 GL 460 Corporate Social Responsibility  2 0 2
 GL 472 Foundation Engineering  2 1 2
 GL 474 Applied Geotechnics  2 2 3
Total  11 16 16
     
T- Teaching Hours
P- Hours for Practical, Tutorial, Laboratory Work, Fieldwork, etc.
C- Credit Hours

 

DIPLOMA IN GENERAL DRILLING

YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Course Name T P C
GL 121 Trigonometry and Calculus  2 1 2
GL 123 Physical and Structural Geology 2 1 2
GL 125 Land Surveying 2 1 2
GL 127 Technical and Engineering Drawing 1 3 2
GL 129 Internal Combustion Engines 1 3 2
GL 131 Exploratory Drilling and Safety 1 4 2
GL 133 Basic French I 1 1 1
GL 135 Communication Skills 2 1 2
GL 137 Field Trip – Reverse Circulation Drilling 0 1 1
Total 12 16 16
     
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Course Name T P C
 GL 122 Statistics and Probability 2 1 2
 GL 124 Strength of Materials 2 1 2
GL 126 Mineralogy and Petrology 2 1 2
 GL 128 Introduction to Computing 2 1 2
 GL 130 Hydraulic Systems 2 1 2
 GL 132 Water Well Drilling 2 1 2
 GL 134 Technical Report Writing 2 1 2
 GL 136 Basic French II 1 1 1
 GL 138 Field Trip – Water Well Drilling 0 1 1
Total 15 9 16
     
*Fieldtrips may be organized in either semester but the results shall be credited only at the end of the second semester.
     
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
 GL 221 Percussive Drilling 2 1 2
 GL 223 Rig Maintenance 1 3 2
 GL 225 Pneumatics 2 1 2
GL 227 Literature in English  1 0 1
GL 229 Elements of Mining and Rock Fragmentation 2 1 2
GL 231 Hydrogeology 2 1 2
GL 233 Basic Electricity 2 1 2
GL 235 Entrepreneurial Skills  2 1 2
GL 237 Field Trip – Core Drilling 0 1 1
Total 14 10 16
     
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
GL 222 Rock and Soil Mechanics  2 1 2
GL 224 Orientation Drilling 1 3 2
 GL 226 Project Work 0 8 2
 GL 228 Rock and Mineral Deposits of Ghana 2 1 2
 GL 230 Seminar 1 3 2
 GL 232 Managerial Skills 2 1 2
 GL 234 Environmental Management  2 1 2
GL 236 Training on Oil Rig 1 1 1
Total 11 19 15
     
T- Teaching Hours
P- Hours for Practical, Tutorial, Laboratory Work, Fieldwork, etc.
C- Credit Hours