UNIVEN Geology

UNIVEN Geology, The Department of Mining and Environmental Geology of University of Venda was established in 2000 in response to a challenge posed by the Limpopo Provincial Government to the two universities in the Province. 

The Provincial Government observed that in spite of the fact that mining is one of the top economic nodes of the province; there is no training programme in mining in the two universities. In response to this challenge, University of Venda mandated the School of Environmental Sciences to develop a mining programme for the University.  The School responded in earnest and established the current Department of Mining and Environmental Geology (MEG).

The MEG department has therefore been a most successful and gratifying response to the challenge posed by the Limpopo Provincial Government in 1999.  Most importantly MEG is on course in contributing to the youths of the region by providing access to the mining profession, thus linking the youths with a profession that their fore-bearers patronized merely as unskilled mine workers.  In this context the MEG curricula has helped to advance the mission and vision of linking UNIVEN with the needs of its community.


To advance the community learning by engaging in scientific research; provide a high quality educational experience to students in a diverse learning environment; and partnership with communities to provide educational, technical and cultural support to increase their liveability.


To provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on effective exploitation of mineral resources and management of the environment through teaching and community-based research.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section]

[vc_tta_section title=”Modules” tab_id=”1468226949087-9430b421-a96b”][vc_column_text]BACHELOR OF EARTH SCIENCE IN MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

CodeMODULE TITLEPrerequisite(s)
MEG 1541Introduction to geology
MEG 1542Introduction to Mining and Mineral Economics
MEG 1641Introduction to hydrogeology and soil science
MEG 1642Introduction to the strength of materials and rock mechanics
2nd year (BESMEG)
MEG 2541Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Basin AnalysisMEG 1541
MEG 2542Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic PetrologyMEG 1642
MEG 2543Geochemistry and Mineral ProcessingMEG 1542
MEG 2641Introduction to photogeology and Remote sensingMEG 1641
MEG 2642Introduction to GIS
MEG 2643Introduction to Geomadicene
MEG 2644Introduction to Surveying
MEG 2655Mine Water Generation and South African Policies and Guidelines
3rd year (BESMEG)
MEG 3541Economic Ecology and Mineral Resources of Southern AfricaMEG 2542
MEG 3542Environmental Geology and RehabilitationMEG 2541
MEG 3543Introduction to GeophysicsMEG 2642
MEG 3544Mine Development and Mining OperationsMEG 2543
MEG 3547Integrated Mine Water ManagementMEG 2645
MEG 3641Exploration and Mining geologyMEG 2542
MEG 3642Geological Field Mapping
MEG 3643Surface Mining and Mine Management
MEG 3644Surface SurveyingMEG 2644
MEG 3645Geotechnical Engineering
MEG 3600Industrial Attachment
MEG 3646GIS and Map ProductionMEG 2642
MEG 3647Geo-environment and HealthMEG 2641
4th Year (BESMEG)
MEG 4541Mineral Exploration and Advance Mineral Economics: MEG 4541MEG 3541
MEG 4542Exploration Geophysics :MEG 4542MEG 3543
MEG 4543Underground MiningMEG 3544
MEG 4544Mine Safety and HealthMEG 3647
MEG 4545Engineering and Transport SystemMEG 3643
MEG 4546Non-Entry MiningMEG 3645
MEG 4641HydrogeologyMEG 3641
MEG 4642Advanced Mine and Environmental ManagementMEG 3542
MEG 4644Small-scale Mining
MEG 4647Underground Mine SurveyingMEG 3644
MEG 4990Research Project and dissertation


MEG 5541Mineral Exploration and Advance Mineral EconomicsMEG 3541
MEG 5542Exploration GeophysicsMEG 3543
MEG 5543Underground MiningMEG 3543
MEG 5544Mine Safety and HealthMEG 3647
MEG 5545Engineering and Transport SystemMEG 3643
MEG 5546Non-Entry MiningMEG 3645
MEG 5641HydrogeologyMEG 3641
MEG 5642Advanced Mine and Environmental ManagementMEG 3542
MEG 5644Small-scale Mining
MEG 5647Underground Mine SurveyingMEG 3644
MEG 5990Research Project and dissertation