BSc in Earth Sciences

 

South Africa, a mineral-rich country with a fascinating geological history, is the ideal work environment for any geologist. Our practical and theoretical training in, for instance, mineralogy, petrology and geo-environmental science, ensures that our students are sought after in the industry. The second and third year focus on the subject Geology and is supplemented with applicable elective modules. 

 

With the broad basis of earth science knowledge and skills imparted by these focal options, graduates will be in the front line for a challenging national or international career in mining, exploration, applied mineralogy and environmental science. Possible employers are the Council for Geoscience; Mintek; the CSIR; the wide-ranging South African mining, mineral processing and exploration industries; and a variety of local and international geological and environmental science consultancies. 

 

This programme leads to an honours programme in Earth Sciences, which is the minimum requirement for registration as a professional geologist. 

 

See curriculum for BSc in Earth Science. 

 

See admission and selection. 

 

Admission requirements 

 

• Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL and MAT  

• Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 

• Physical Sciences 4 

 

If you take Mathematics and Physics as university subjects, then also: 

• Mathematics 6 

 

If you take Mathematics (Bio) and Physics (Bio) as university subjects, then also: 

• Mathematics 5