Department of Geosciences




About Our Department


When thinking about the knowledge of the origin of our planet, the Earth, its history, and the processes of evolution it has undergone in its over 5 billion years of history, Geosciences comes to mind. At the Department of Geosciences at Mountain Top University, we train students to become specialists in the fields of Geology and Geophysics. The training is aimed at equipping students with scientific knowledge needed to explore and develop energy, mineral, and water resources, conserve the earth’s depleting resources, and as well address environmental issues and engineering problems. We are fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).


Objectives of the Department of Geosciences


  • Impact basic and fundamental knowledge in the areas of Geology and Geophysics.
  • Provide the necessary training and exposure in the areas of Geology and Geophysics that is at the forefront of development such as hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, environmental pollution detection and remediation, dam site, roads, and other civil engineering construction site investigations.
  • Develop the necessary workforce needed for industrial, technological, research, and academic purposes in all aspects of Geology and Geophysics.
  • Provide effective teaching, research, and practical oriented/fieldwork programmes that are required in all the fields of Geology and Geophysics.
  • Offer opportunities for the full development of Geosciences to meet the ever-growing challenges in the industry, private sector, and government services that are required for the overall growth and development of the nation and mankind.

Career opportunities in the field of Geosciences


The programme is designed to meet advanced training in all aspects of Geology and Geophysics for future challenges. Graduates will be resourceful in the following careers:

  • Work as a Geoscientist in the Oil sector for Oil exploration and production with adequate knowledge in Seismic Interpretation, Well log, and Petrophysical interpretation from our resourced workstation.
  • Work in the Solid Mineral sector, by exploring solid minerals needed for national development.
  • Work in the engineering and construction sector as an engineering geologist/geophysicist.
  • Work in environmental companies/agencies as an environmental geologist/geophysicist needed in mapping spillage from oil, leachates from dumpsites, toxins from industries, and other Environmental Impact and Assessment (EIA) applications of Geosciences.
  • Work as a hydrologist in Water Resources Company/Government Agencies by delineating suitable depth for drilling boreholes, studying water resources evaluation, abstraction, and migration/flow pattern.
  • Researcher in reputable institutions of higher learning.

Admission requirements to the Department of Geosciences


Geology Programme

O-Level Requirement:
Candidates must have five credits in Ordinary level or SSCE (WAEC or NECO) in not more than two sittings to include: English Language Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.


UTME Requirement:
The University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subject requirements include:
English language, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


Geophysics Programme

Admission Requirements:
Candidates must have five credits in Ordinary level or SSCE (WAEC or NECO) in not more than two sittings to include: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Further Mathematics/Biology/Agricultural Science.

UTME Requirement:
The University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subject requirements include English language, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.


Research scope in Geosciences


At the Department of Geosciences at Mountain Top University, we engage in edge-cutting research directed towards safe-energy exploration and exploitation and conservation of the earth’s resources taking advantage of our seasoned faculties and state-of-the-art equipment. Our researches fall broadly into the following category:

  • Petroleum Geosciences.
  • Renewable Energy (Exploration for Geothermal Energy).
  • Solid Mineral Exploration.
  • Groundwater/Environmental/Engineering Geosciences.
  • Agrogeophysics.

 

Facilities & Equipment.

 

The Department of Geosciences at Mountain Top University is equipped with modern geological and geophysical equipment which has been provided to expose our students to emerging modern trends using state-of-the-art equipment. The equipment available include:

  • Modern Workstation Laboratory with Internet Connection
  • Multi-electrode Resistivity Meters for ERT Surveys (Superstring R1, Superstring R8 – 112
  • Electrodes and ABEM LS – 64 Electrodes)
  • Scintrex Envi Pro Proton Precision Magnetometers
  • Scintrex AutoGrav CG 5 Gravimeter
  • Georadar Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Geonics EM-34-3
  • 48 Channel ABEM Seismograph including Geophones
  • Seismic Energy Source (Accelerated Weight)
  • Geode EM3D Magnetotelluric Equipment
  • Water Level Meter
  • Spectrophotometer
  • AAS
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Machine
  • HPLC
  • Automated Sieve Shaker
  • Rock drill, cutting, sectioning, and polishing machines, Rock Strength Testing Machines
  • Petrological Microscope
  • Stereoscopes
  • Compass Clinometers
  • Hand Lenses and Magnifiers
  • Geological Hammers
  • Audio-visual aids/Smart Boards

 

Past Achievement.

 

  1. Second Runner-up (National Category) and First Runner-up (African Region), Imperial Barrel Award, 2020.
  2. Winner (National Category) and Second Runner-up (African Region), Imperial Barrel Award, 2021
  3. Best Exhibitor, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Conference (University Category), 2018; 2019
  4. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) NOELA Award, 2020 (won by Professor E. A. Ayolabi)
  5. Conferment of the Award of Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), 2022 on Professor E. A. Ayolabi.

Staff of the Department

AKINWALE Rotimi Peter

AKINWALE Rotimi Peter

Mr, Geosciences 
Area of specialization/research: Reservoir Geophysics and Near Surface Geophysics
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BALOGUN Oluwatimilehin Benjamin

BALOGUN Oluwatimilehin Benjamin

Dr., Geosciences 
Area of specialization/research: Applied Geophysics
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EBUN Dayo Olayemi

EBUN Dayo Olayemi

Mr., Geosciences 
Area of specialization/research: GEOPHYSICS (SEISMOLOGY, PETROPHYSICS, GEOSCIENCE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT)
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JONATHAN Atunima Emmanuel

JONATHAN Atunima Emmanuel

Dr., Geosciences 
Area of specialization/research: Petroleum Geoscience, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Reservoir Modelling, Basin Evaluation
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OKUNUBI Michael Olajide

OKUNUBI Michael Olajide

Mr., Geosciences 
Area of specialization/research: Applied Geophysics
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