B. Tech. Geophysics

    B. Tech. Geophysics

    Full Accreditation
    Department: Physical Sciences
    • Duration: 5 years


    The philosophy of the Department of Physical Sciences is its inclination to produce manpower with the necessary skills and expertise who will be great Geophysicists capable of meeting the challenges inherent in a rapidly changing world driven by increasingly sophisticated technologies, and is thus encapsulated in its quest and drive to design, implement, sustain and continuously build on some strategy for fulfilling its vision and mission in its task of providing standard Geophysics education of such a kind that enables it to fulfill its key role in the broader vision of OSUSTECH, Okitipupa.

    The programme also aims at bringing together the ingredients necessary for a well-paid career as required in the mineral/oil industry and engineering/groundwater-related areas of the national economy and in the relevant government establishments. Opportunities for the attainment of academic excellence through effective teaching and research in all aspects of Applied Geophysics are also provided.


    The highlights of the specific objectives, which guide the teaching of the theory, practice and applications of Geophysics, are presented as follows:

    1. To impact basic and fundamental knowledge in all areas of Applied Geophysics.
    2. To provide the necessary training and exposure in all aspects of Applied Geophysics that is in the forefront of development such as in hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, environmental pollution, dam site, roads and other Civil Engineering construction site investigations.
    3. To provide sufficient opportunity for a better appreciation of fields with the use of integrated Applied Geophysics at maximizing growth and technological development in all aspects of explorations.
    4. To develop the necessary manpower needed for industrial, technological research and academic development of the country in all aspects of Applied Geophysics.
    5. To provide effective teaching, research and practical oriented/field work and industrial work experience programme that is required in all the fields of Applied Geophysics.
    6. To offer the opportunities for the full development of Applied Geophysics to meet the ever growing challenges as it is applicable in the industry, private sector and government services, for the overall growth and development of the country and mankind in general.
    7. To inculcate in our students the required behavioral and professional attributes of Geophysicists, of probity, hard work, commitment in measurements and data-collection and discipline/objectivity in data-analysis as well as integrity in observations and deductions.


    All courses are of five years.  Admission to all courses is mainly through the U.T.M.E.

    (a) UTME Admission

    Admission to 100 level is through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). To be eligible for admission, candidates must have the GCE (O/L) or WASSCE or NECO or equivalent with at least five credit passes in subjects which include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science or Geography at NOT more than two (2) sittings.

    U.T.M.E. Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

    (b) Direct Entry

    Candidates may be admitted to 200 level if they have:

    1. satisfied the general entry requirements for the University as specified in (a) above;
    2. obtained National Diploma (with a minimum of Upper Credit) or equivalent in Geophysics, Geology, Mining, Civil and Electrical/Electronics Engineering or any other course adjudged relevant by the Department; or
    3. good passes at GCE (Advanced Level), JUPEB or its equivalent in any two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. In addition, candidates in this category may be required to audit and pass some first year courses to remedy deficiencies. If a student fails any of the courses, he/she will be required to offer it formally.


    A student should under normal circumstances spend five (5) academic sessions if he/she enters the University through UTME, and four (4) if through direct entry to obtain a Bachelor of Technology degree in Applied Geophysics.  However, if the student fails to graduate at the end of the normal academic sessions, he/she would not be allowed to exceed a total of 14 semesters for UTME students and 12 semesters for direct entry students.


    To be eligible for the award of B.Tech. in Applied Geophysics, a student is expected to have:

    1. passed all departmental compulsory or core courses, University/School required courses as well as the electives taken;
    2. accumulated a minimum of 189 course units for students admitted through the UTME and 143 course units for direct entry students and obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.5;
    3. completed successfully all industrial attachment training, seminars and project.

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    About OAUSTECH

    Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa was established by the Ondo State government in 2008. It was initially named as Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH).

    It is a technology-based institution, which aims at providing the needed manpower training for industrial and technological development of Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole.

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      P.M.B. 353, Okitipupa,
      Ondo State, Nigeria
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