Bachelor of Science in Geology
Title of the Programme: Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology
Duration of the Programme: Four (4) Academic Years
Eligibility for Admission:
HSC or Equivalent degree in science group
Other conditions of admission are determined by the Academic Committee of the Department prior to the advertisement for admission in each academic year.
Objectives of the Programme: The major objectives of this integrated general and professional education programme are to provide:
advanced knowledge and skills in geosciences;
practical training to geoscientists to be engaged in the profession of geological mapping, surveying, exploration, extraction/production and management of country’s natural/mineral resources;
providing training for identification and mitigation of geo-hazards;
Sound foundation required for further professional study in Geology leading to specialization in specific area of Geology and applied geology.
Students in Geology Honours programme are required to successfully complete a total of 140 credit which includes 128 credit hours of Geology Major Courses and 12 credit hours allied courses (in the first and second academic sessions) in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The Honours programme comprises Theory courses of 92 credit hours; Practical/Seminar courses of 32 credit hours, Field Mapping course of 08 credit hours, and viva vocé of 08 credit hours.
Obtaining of minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 without any F grade in any of the courses;
Completion of all requirements of the degree within 6 (Six) academic years from first enrolment/admission.
Academic Year: Under the Letter-Grading System, the BS Honours (Integrated) Degree in Geology at the University of Dhaka is a programme of four academic sessions corresponding to twelve calendar months each. The details of the academic session are as follows:
Thirty weeks for holding classes; 4 weeks for preparation time of examination; 6 weeks for course final examination; and 12 weeks of vacation and holidays.
Distribution of theory, practical, and other courses over the four academic sessions are as follows:
Year-1: Total requirement thirty two (32) credit hours. Twenty (20) credit hours for theoretical courses, eight (08) credit hours for laboratory courses, two (02) credit hours for geological field mapping, and two (02) credit hours for oral examination.
Year-2: Total requirement thirty four (34) credit hours. Twenty four (24) credit hours for theoretical courses, six (06) credit hours for laboratory courses, two (02) credit hours for geological field mapping, and two (02) credit hours for oral examination.
Year-3: Total requirement thirty six (36) credit hours. Twenty four (2r) credit hours for theoretical courses, eight (08) credit hours for laboratory courses, two (02) credit hours for geological field mapping, and two (02) credit hours for oral examination.
Year-4: Total thirty eight (38) credit hours. Twenty four (24) credit hours for theoretical courses, two (02) credit hours for seminar course, eight (08) credit hours for laboratory courses, two (02) credit hours for geological field mapping, and two (02) credit hours for oral examination.
Contact Hours: Total Duration of each two credit-hour Theory, Seminar, and Practical (Lab) course is 30 class-weeks. There will be 30 class-hour lectures for each theory and seminar course and 60 class-hour work in the laboratory for each Practical/lab course. Duration of each two credit-hour Field Mapping course is at least 01 week field work which is equivalent to 60 class-hour work.
Geological Field Work
Students of the Department have to take a field mapping course in a geologically suitable area (Mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet) in Bangladesh every year during BS (Hons) course. Standard field equipment including geological hammer, survey apparatus, clinometer, Brunton pocket transit, hand GPS, range finder, altimeter, binocular, etc. are available for fieldwork. The duration of the fieldwork is 7-10 days long per academic year.