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Geology

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Description: UG1 outcrop Tags: UG1, Bushveld Igneous Complex, chromitite, anorthosite

Vision: The transformation of lives through a focus on quality rather than quantity in geoscience education and research.

Mission: Developing our staff to provide high quality, confident geoscience graduates that are capable of making positive contributions to the South African and international labour markets and that can act as drivers of change, through excellence in teaching, research and community service and through relevant exposure of students to the world beyond the confines of the classroom.

The University of the Free State Department of Geology aims to provide innovative, dynamic and relevant training as well as to establish itself as a centre of expertise in geology, especially in the African context. The permanent academic staff of the department collectively has more than 200 years of relevant industry, research and teaching experience. This collective experience is augmented by the utilisation of a number of affiliated industry experts to ensure that students are provided with some of the best, most relevant and up-to-date geoscience education on offer in South Africa and on the continent.

The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes up to PhD level in Geology, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology and Mineral Resource Throughput Management, the latter starting only at NQF level 9 with our flagship MRTM-degree that is offered to experienced industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds relevant to the mining and mineral beneficiation industries.

Students completing their studies have an exciting choice of careers to follow, which include the following:

• Mining Geologist
• Exploration Geologist
• Consultant
• Researcher
• Analyst

Employment can even expand to environmental management, geohydrology, engineering and construction, forensics and financial management. 

Contact details

Head of Department: Dr F. Roelofse
Telephone: +27(0)51 401 2515
Email: RoelofseF@ufs.ac.za

 

Program Director: Dr H.E. Praekelt
Telephone: +27(0)51 401 2373
Email: praekelthe@ufs.ac.za
Last updated: 15 September 2014 11:23