Geologist (Occupation Code : 211401)
Studies the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth to increase scientific knowledge and to develop practical applications in fields such as water resource, mineral exploration, civil engineering, environmental protection and rehabilitation of land after mining.
TasksStudying composition and structure of the earth's crust, examining rocks, minerals, fossils and other materials, to determine processes affecting the development of the Earth, trace evolution of past life, establish nature and chronology of geological formations and assess their commercial applications.
Locating and determining the nature and extent of oil, gas and mineral deposits using seismological, gravimetric, magnetic, electrical or radiometric methods.
Studying and measuring physical properties of seas and the atmosphere and their inter-relationship, such as the exchange of thermal energy.
Estimating weight, size and mass of the earth and composition and structure of its interior, and studying the nature, activity and predictability of volcanoes.
Using various remote sensing programs to investigate and measure seismic, gravitational, electrical, thermal, and magnetic forces affecting the earth.
Applying geological knowledge to problems encountered in civil engineering projects such as the construction of dams, bridges, tunnels, and large buildings; and land reclamation projects.
Interpreting research data and preparing geological reports, maps, charts and diagrams, reports and papers.
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Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NCS Bachelor pass with Maths and Science
To enter this learning pathway you will need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects. In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements with the institution of your choice before you apply.