Undergraduate Programmes

Degree Program

Degree program consists of eight semesters and spreads over a period of four academic years, including industrial training. The industrial training is intended to provide students with an exposure to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice.

The total number of 150 credits* are required to obtain the B.Sc. Engineering Honours Degree in Earth Resources Engineering, and the minimum credit requirement for each semester is given below.

For Mining and Mineral Engineering Stream

 

Credits for GPA***

Non GPA Credits

Total Credits

Semester**1

15

1

16

Semester 2

16

2

18

Semester  3

19.5

2

21.5

Semester  4

21.5

0

21.5

Semester  5

17.5

0

17.5

Industrial Training

0

6

06

Semester 6

7

3

10

Semester  7

19.5

1

20.5

Semester  8

19

1

20

Total

135

16

151

* A Credit is equivalent to one hour of lecture per week per semester or three hours of practical work/tutorials per week per semester.

** A Semester generally consists of twenty-two weeks including sixteen weeks of academic work, three weeks for examinations and three weeks of vacation.

*** GPA stands for Grade Point Average

 

Focus Areas

Currently, the Earth Resources Engineering Degree programme offers Mining and Minerals Engineering stream, with four focus areas. The department is planning to develop the Petroleum Engineering focus area into a separate stream in the future.

Students have the option to follow the subjects which make them eligible to take one of the four focus areas. The four focus areas are: (1) Ocean Resources Engineering, (2) Gem & Jewellery, (3) Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (RS & GIS) and (4) Petroleum Engineering. It is not compulsory to follow a focus area.

The compulsory subject modules to be completed by students who wish to follow a particular focus area.   

Focus Area

Module Code

Module Name

Credits

Ocean Resources Engineering

ER1023

Introduction to Oceanography

2.0

ER2703

Coastal Hydrodynamics

2.5

ER3942

Oceanography Field Studies

1.0

ER4433

Marine Surveying

2.0

ER4210

Petroleum Drilling & Formation Evaluation

2.5

ER4253

Offshore Mining and Project Design

3.0

 

Gem & Jewellery

ER2013

Principles of Gemmology

2.5

ER3713

Jewellery Products Development

3.0

ER4512

Jewellery Production Technology

3.0

ER4522

Fashioning of Gem Stones

2.0

ER4271

Advanced Gemmology

2.5

ER4532

Jewellery Production Management

3.0

 

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (RS & GIS)

ER2033

Principles of RS & GIS

2.5

ER3703

Digital Image Processing & Photogrammetry

3.0

ER4313

GIS & Spatial Statistics

2.5

ER4243

Natural Disaster Management

2.0

ER4322

Space Technology & Navigation Systems

2.0

 

Petroleum Engineering

ER2053

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

1.5

ER2703

Coastal Hydrodynamics

2.5

ER3700

Petroleum Exploration and Basin Analysis

2.5

ER3942

Oceanography Field Studies

1.0

ER4210

Petroleum Drilling & Formation Evaluation

2.5

CH4350

Petroleum Refining & petrochemical Industry

2.0

ER4230

Petroleum Reservoir Engineering & Project Design

2.5

ER4260

Petroleum Production

2.0