Graduate Programs in Geophysics

Admission Requirements

Entry into the undergraduate year one of the Applied Geophysics programme requires either:
(i) Successful completion of the Pre-science programme of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka; or
(ii) Attainment of a minimum score (determined yearly by the University) in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (in English, Chemistry, Math, Physics or Biology)
(iii) And subsequent attainment of minimum scores of post U.T.M.E examination organised by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.
In addition to requirements (i-iii) above candidate shall have the following qualifications outlined
Admission Requirement for Undergraduate Programme
Admission Requirements Remarks
UTME – Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English and Maths, Chemistry, Physics, and any other relevant science subject Biology.

Direct Entry – ‘A’ level pass in Geology, Physics and any other science subject; or credit passes in Chemistry and Physics.
UTME subjects are: English, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Biology.

Duration of Programmes

Each academic session shall comprise of two semesters and each semester shall last for a period of twenty (20) weeks comprising of: one (1) week for registration; fifteen (15) weeks for lectures/tutorials/laboratory and studio works; and two (4) weeks for examination. Mid-semester break shall normally be for two (2) weeks. The minimum duration of B.Sc. Applied Geophysics programme is four (4) years for candidates who enter with Senior Secondary School Certificate or GCE ‘0’ Level qualifications or equivalent or through matriculation programme of the university. Direct Entry (DE) candidates will spend a minimum of three years provided that they satisfy all the other University requirements. Students shall be required to complete their studies in not more than one and a half times the normal duration of the programme to qualify for an Honour’s degree, except in cases of ill-health or as determined by Senate. This means about 6 years for our 4-year degrees or 5 years for the DE students.