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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 year history, Geosciences comes to mind. At the department of Geosciences, Mountain Top University, we train students to become specialists in the fields of Geology and Geophysics. The trainings are aimed at equipping students with scientific knowledge needed to explore and develop energy, mineral and water resources, conserve earth’s depleting resources and as well address environmental issues and engineering problems.

The Geosciences Programmes are meant to:

  1. impart basic and fundamental knowledge in the areas of Geology and Geophysics.
  2. provide the necessary training and exposure in the areas of Geology and Geophysics that is in the forefront of development such as in hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, environmental pollution detection and remediation, dam site, roads and other civil engineering construction site investigations.
  3. develop the necessary work force needed for industrial, technological, research, and academic purposes in all aspects of Geology and Geophysics
  4. provide effective teaching, research, and practical oriented/fieldwork programmes that are required in all the fields of Geology and Geophysics.
  5. offer opportunities for 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.

Admission Requirements (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.

Admission Requirements (Geophysics Programme)

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

At the Department of Geosciences of Mountain Top University, we engage in edge-cutting researches 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; and
  • Agrogeophysics

Facilities and Equipment

The Department of Geosciences at Mountain Top University is equipped with modern geological and geophysical equipment which have 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 (Supersting R1, Supersting 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 Achievements

  • Second Runner-up (National Category) and First Runner-up (African Region), Imperial Barrel Award, 2020
  • Winner (National Category) and Second Runner-up (African Region), Imperial Barrel Award, 2021
  • Best Exhibitor, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Conference (University Category), 2018; 2019
  • Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) NOELA Award, 2020 (won by Professor E. A. Ayolabi, our Vice-Chancellor).