The Geology Department at the University of Zambia has been a home for pioneering excellent teaching and research for well over thirty five (35) years, with our graduates becoming leaders in both academia and industry. Being the nation’s top public research university, we have extensive and experienced expertise in geosciences, enabling our students to conduct research at the cutting edge. The Department of Geology strives not only to conduct advanced research but to also provide high-quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Department has well established local research links with government ministries, quasi-government departments and the industries. We provide special tailored trainings in geosciences to meet the demands of our communities. We also enjoy international collaborations with universities and mining industry in research, training and education exchange programs.
- CHE 2415 Inorganic Chemistry
- GGY 2001 Introduction to Geology
- PHY 2231 Properties of Matter and Thermal Physics
All Year Round
- MAT2100 Mathematics Methods I
- CHE2615 Physical Chemistry
- GGY2012 Earth Resources and Environment
- PHY2712 Optics
All Year Round
- GGY3020 Mineralogy and petrology
- GGY3030 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
- GGY3041 Structural Geology
- Introduction to Statistics
- MIN2109 Introduction to Mine Development
- GGY3062 Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- GGY4071 Igneous Petrology
- GGY4081 Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics
- GGY4091 Low Temperature and Applied Geochemistry
- GGY4101 Geology of Zambia
- GGY4112 Metamorphic Petrology
- GGY4122 Isotope and Hight Temperature Geochemistry
- GGY4132 Mining Geology
- GGY4142 Computer Techiniques and Programming
- GGY5151 Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
- GGY5161 Exploration Geophysics
- GGY5171 Economic Geology of Metalliferous Mineral Deposits
- GGY5184 Mapping Project
- GGY5192 Econimic Geology of Energy and industrial Mineral Deposits
- GGY5202 Mineral Economics and Management
- GGY5212 Hydrogeology
- GGY5224 Special project
Applicants with school-leaving qualifications shall normally be initially admitted to first year studies in the School of Natural Sciences. They must satisfy the first year requirements of that School before they are admitted to the School of Mines.
Applicants from the University of Zambia or another university or an institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate for this purpose may be admitted to courses of study for the degree of Bachelor of Mineral Sciences, and the Senate, is prepared to consider applications for exemptions from particular courses in respect of such applicants where, in the opinion of the Senate, the applicant in addition to the minimum requirements, holds other qualifications that represent a standard of attainment justifying exemptions from the course for which exemption is sought.
Students with technical qualifications (at diploma level) seeking exemption from the first year courses, may be considered by the School of Mines for admission to the second year in Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy and Mineral Processing under the following conditions:
- An applicant should have good ’0′ level grades in Mathematics and an acceptable Science subject.
- An applicant with at least two years industrial experience shall be admitted to the School if he/she obtained an average of C+ in the courses that are equivalent to those ear marked for exemption at the University of Zambia.
- An applicant not meeting the requirement in (1) shall be admitted to the School if he/she obtained an average of B in the courses that are equivalent to those earmarked for exemption at the University of Zambia.
- All applications for exemptions must be lodged with the Registrar (with supporting evidence) at the time of application for admission.
- The maximum number of exemptions which can be granted is the equivalent of sixteen courses i.e., no more than two years can be exempted in a five¬year programme in the School of Mines.
The equivalent courses from a diploma programme at the Copperbelt University are shown in the tables for the departments of Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy and Mineral Processing together with the courses earmarked for exemption at the University of Zambia. However, diploma holders in these programmes other than those from the Copperbelt University will be subjected to similar selection procedure.
|Year of Study||Amount||Period|
|1st Year||K28,980.00||Per Year|
|2nd Year||K26,345.00||Per Year|
|3rd Year||K23,950.00||Per Year|
|4th Year||K21,774.00||Per Year|
|5th Year||K19,795.00||Per Year|
|Year of Study||Amount||Period|
|All Years||K57,173.00||Per Year|
Non Tuition Fees*
|Type of Fees||Amount||Period|
|Caution Fee||K182.50||Paid by 1st Years only once at entry (non-refundable)|
|Internet Connectivity||K194.00||Per Year|
|Graduation Fee||K100.00||Per Year|
|Record Card Fee||K50.00||Paid by 1st Years only once at entry|
|Maintenance and Rehabilitation||K165.00||Per Year|
|Student Union Fee||K45.00||Per Year|
|Academic Fee||K10.00||Per Year|
*All Students (Except Distance Education Students)
Here is how to apply for the course.