Faculty of Engineering & Architecture

Department of Geological Engineering

Balochistan is the largest and the most mineral & hydrocarbon-rich province of Pakistan. About 90% of the area of the province is unexplored and Geology is the core subject to explore these hidden treasures.

Keeping in view the importance of hidden natural resources and their use in the economic development of the country, it was absolutely crucial to establish the department of Geological Engineering. Based on the essential needs, the Department of Geological Engineering was initiated in 2008 as the first degree awarding Geological Engineering program under the faculty of Engineering at BUITEMS.

Geological Engineers can explore, identify and guide people regarding mineral and hydrocarbon discovery in all mineral rich areas. Geological Engineers can analyse the engineering behaviour of Geotechnics, rock and soil against the constructed projects. This field is particularly prolific in terms of employment at the energy sector. The graduates may join as a Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist/ Construction Consultants, Civil contractors in major petroleum and gas related organisation, atomic energy, Irrigation Department, Education Institutions and organization in the private and public sector. Besides, geological engineers may assist in the Natural Energy Resources Exploration.


The Department of Geological Engineering is committed to train engineers with advanced knowledge and contemporary skills, while promoting a culture of research, equipping students with the art of living to achieve success in their future professional careers not only in Pakistan but throughout the world.

Admission Requirement

  • F.Sc (Pre-Engineering)/Equivalent qualification from any recognized board or equivalent with at least 60% marks
  • Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in the relevant field securing at least 60% marks.

Degree Requirement

  • Total Credit Hours: 137
  • Total Courses: 42
  • Minimum CGPA ≥ 2.0
  • Academic rules

* For details Program Schema

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates in B.S Geological Engineering at Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering & Management Science (BUITEMS) will have:

  • The ability to apply technological and engineering fundamentals for the solution of geotechnical and environmental problems that are related to Geological processes.
  • The ability to exhibit effective communication, teamwork, leadership skills, and technical competence enabling them to excel in their professional careers as well as in higher studies.
  • The ability to fulfil ethical, professional, and social responsibilities in their professional lives and community services.
Program Learning Outcomes

The following twelve program learning outcomes (as given in the PEC accreditation Manual 2014) have been adopted as the graduate attributes by the B.Sc. Geological Engineering Program at BUITEMS: ...

  • Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex computer engineering problems.
  • Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, and analyze complex computer engineering problems and to be able to acquire substantiated conclusions using principles of computer engineering, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex computer engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the inherent limitations.
  • The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
  • Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize the importance of and be able to pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.
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Program Schema

The BS Geological Engineering is a 4-years (8-semesters) programme in which students are required to complete a specified number of courses:

First Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 ENGG-201 Engineering Drawing & Graphics   1+2
2 ENGG-211 Applied Electricity   3+1
3 GEOE-201 Applied Geology   3+1
4 CHE-102 Applied Chemistry   3+1
5 MATHA-111 Applied Mathematics-I   3+0
6 HUM-101 Islamic studies/Ethics   2+0
Second Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 GEOE-305 Mineralogy & Petrology   2+1
2 GEOE-202 Introduction to Geological Engineering   2+0
3 MATHA-116 Applied Mathematics-II Applied Mathematics-I 3+0
4 PHY-205 Applied Physics   3+1
5 Hum-163 English-I   2+0
6 HUM-102 Pak-Studies   2+0
Third Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 ENGG-215 Applied Thermodynamics   3+1
2 MINE-201 Stratigraphy & Structural Geology   2+1
3 MATHA-211 Applied Mathematics-III Applied Mathematics-II 3+0
4 ENGG-206 Fluid Mechanics   3+1
5 HUM-268 English-II   2+0
6 ENGG-241 Engineering Economics   2+0
Fourth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 GEOE-206 Mechanics of Material   3+1
2 GEOE-208 Surveying   2+2
3 CS-115 Computer Science and Numerical Analysis   2+1
4 GEOE-312 Hydrogeology   3+1
5 STAT-202 Statistics   2+0
Fifth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 GEOE-302 Engineering Geology   2+1
2 GEOE-401 Geophysical Exploration   3+1
3 GEOE-311 Geotechnical Engineering-I   3+1
4 MINE-307 Explosives Engineering   2+1
5 MGMT-211 Engineering Management   2+0
Sixth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 GEOE-313 Petroleum Geology   2+1
2 MINE-401 Rock Mechanics   3+1
3 GEOE-403 Earth Quake Seismology & Risk Assessment   2+1
4 GEOE-316 GIS & Remote Sensing   2+1
5 GEOE-314 Geotechnical Engineering-II   3+1
Seventh Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 CIVILE-312 Pavement & Foundation Engineering   3+1
2 MINE-404 Excavation Engineering   3+1
3 GEOE-411 Petrophysics & Well Logging   3+1
4 GEOE-460 Seismic Data Processing & Interpretation   3+1
5 GEOE-410L Project -I   0+2
Eighth Semester
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 GEOE-413 Environment Geology & Waste Management   3+1
2 MGMT-201 Entrepreneurship   3+0
3 GEOE-410L Project -II   0+4
4   Elective Course   3+1
Elective Courses
S.No. Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 MINE-312 Drilling Engineering   3+1
2 GEOE-412 Sequence Stratigraphy & Basin Analysis   3+1