Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4
  • Physical Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Geologist (Mining): Work in the mining industry, conducting geological surveys, exploration drilling, and resource evaluations to identify and assess mineral deposits and ore bodies for mining operations. Mining geologists analyze geological data, interpret geological maps, and develop geological models to guide mining activities, optimize mineral extraction, and ensure the economic viability and sustainability of mining projects.
  2. Geotechnical Engineer: Evaluate the geological conditions and stability of soil and rock formations for civil engineering projects, infrastructure development, and construction activities. Geotechnical engineers conduct site investigations, soil testing, and geotechnical analyses to assess ground conditions, design foundations, slopes, and retaining structures, and mitigate geotechnical risks and hazards in engineering projects such as roads, bridges, dams, and buildings.
  3. Environmental Geologist: Assess and manage environmental impacts and risks associated with geological processes, land use activities, and contaminated sites, and develop remediation strategies to protect human health and ecosystems. Environmental geologists conduct site assessments, groundwater monitoring, and contaminant investigations, and provide expertise in environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and environmental management plans for industries such as mining, construction, and waste management.
  4. Petroleum Geologist: Work in the oil and gas industry, exploring and evaluating subsurface geology and hydrocarbon reservoirs to locate and develop oil and gas reserves for energy production. Petroleum geologists interpret seismic data, drill core samples, and well logs to assess geological formations, reservoir characteristics, and hydrocarbon potential, and provide geological support to exploration and production operations in offshore and onshore oil fields.
  5. Hydrogeologist: Study groundwater resources, aquifer systems, and hydrological processes to assess groundwater availability, quality, and sustainability for water supply, irrigation, and environmental management purposes. Hydrogeologists conduct groundwater modeling, aquifer testing, and hydrological analyses to evaluate groundwater recharge, flow, and contamination pathways, and develop groundwater management plans and water resource strategies for sustainable water use and management.
  6. Engineering Geologist: Provide geological expertise and support for engineering projects and infrastructure developments, assessing geological hazards, site suitability, and geological constraints to ensure safe and sustainable construction practices. Engineering geologists conduct geological site investigations, slope stability analyses, and geological mapping, and advise on geological risk mitigation measures and engineering design solutions for infrastructure projects such as highways, tunnels, and dams.
  7. Geochemist: Study the chemical composition, reactions, and transformations of geological materials and processes, investigating geochemical cycles, environmental contamination, and mineral resources. Geochemists analyze rock, soil, water, and sediment samples, measure chemical properties and isotopic compositions, and interpret geochemical data to understand geological processes, environmental dynamics, and mineralogical transformations in geological systems.
  8. Geological Consultant: Provide specialized geological services and expertise to clients in various industries, including mining, energy, environmental consulting, and natural resource management. Geological consultants conduct geological assessments, risk evaluations, and geological surveys, and offer advisory services, technical reports, and expert testimony on geological matters, helping clients make informed decisions and navigate geological challenges and opportunities in their projects and operations.
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