Masters Programs

               Program Objectives

                      General Objective

 The aforementioned M.Sc. Program is aimed at producing the skilled workforce required to meet the growing national demand in the fields of Hydrogeology and Mining geology. The program is also expected to meet the requirement in the scientific world that can provide scientific contributions to the understanding of water resources and their quality, and mineral exploration, mining in the country.

                Specific Objectives

  • To produce M.Sc. graduates that can initiate and undertake major research projects in the various fields of the Geo-Sciences;
  • To provide graduates with skills in analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; using inductive and deductive reasoning, and communicating in both verbal and written terms; and
  • To develop graduate students who have the knowledge and skills to provide societal leadership in the areas of mining and groundwater development and surface water harvesting mechanisms.

                 Graduate Profile

Graduates of the mining geology PG Program will be able to:

  • Undertake Mineral Exploration Programs including Geological, Geochemical and Geophysical exploration for metallic mineral deposits;
  • Undertake mineral deposit delineation, drilling and evaluation;
  • Undertake mineral deposit modeling by integrating geological, structural, geophysical, geochemical and field data inputs;
  • Undertake geological investigation and characterization of the rocks like granites, marbles, ignimbrite and limestone in terms of its utility in dimension and tile making industries;
  • Undertake studies related to raw materials, their quality and quantity.
  • Develop mine designs and mine planning;
  • Prepare mine feasibility reports;
  • Undertake environmental impact studies in mine sites;
  • Provide information related to mineral resources and mineral commodity demand in the market;
  • Provide necessary inputs in the preparation of documents for obtaining area license for mineral exploitation and suggest the legalities involved in mining;
  • Prepare resource exploitation reports, and monitor the mining activities;
  • Undertake research, give consultancy services, teaching undergraduate program and involve in policy formulation in areas related to the field of study.

               Admission Requirements

A candidate may be admitted to the program, provided that he/she holds an acceptable first degree in geology and meet the requirement of the graduate program of Samara University. Consideration will also be given to appropriate equivalent professional qualifications and training on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, the candidate/ applicant must have a pass mark in the aggregate score of the entrance examination administered by the Department.

                  Graduation Requirements

          Course work

For a full load master’s program in Mining geology, a graduate student

  • Must have taken all required courses and
  • Must have passed all the prescribed courses,
  • Must have taken the required credit hours per semester and a total of 34 credits hours
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.00 and no “F”, “D”, not more than one “C” and not more than two “C+” grade in any of the courses as per the legislation of Samara University.
  • Minimum of satisfactory in MSc program of mining geology thesis.
  • In case a student acquires required number of credits prescribed for a degree, but fails to have a minimum CGPA, the student in consultation with the program head and with the approval from departmental council, will register for a course/s again for improvement in grade/CGPA.

                Degree Nomenclature

Candidate who has successfully completed the study program shall be awarded as

  1. “Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in Mining Geology” (የሳይንስ ማስተርስ ዲግሪ በማይኒግጂኦሎጂ)
  1. Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Hydrogeology (የሳይንስ ማስተርስ ዲግሪ በሃይድሮጂኦሎጂ).