Malawi University MUST Earth Sciences Department

Malawi University MUST Earth Sciences Department

Information about the Malawi University of Science and Technology MUST Earth Sciences Department for this Academic year. Applicants can find valuable insights regarding the subject on this page. Welcome to The above is information will assist you to make an informed decision.

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Brief History; The Malawi University of Science and Technology is a public university in Thyolo in South Malawi. It was established on 17 December 2012. MUST opened doors in March 2014, the first undergraduate programmes were: 1. Metallurgy and Materials Engineering 2. Chemical Engineering 3. Biomedical Engineering

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The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the departments in the Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences and is responsible for offering the Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and the Bachelor of Science degree in Geo-information and Earth Observation.

Malawi University MUST Applied Studies Department

Our vision in the Earth Sciences Department is to become a vibrant department that promotes training, research and consultancy in Earth Sciences and our mission statement is to coordinate, facilitate and promote the participation of all stakeholders in training and research in Earth Sciences.

The overall strategic outcome of the Department of Earth Science is to ensure that there is an increased number of experts in Earth Sciences in the country. Specifically, this implies:

Malawi University MUST Applied Studies Department

  • Increased number of geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, mineral economists, seismologists and GIS and Remote Sensing experts in mineral exploration.
  • Increased mining governance experts including experts in mining policy, mining law, mining contract formulation, mining/agreement negotiation, mining and environment and mining taxation and revenue.
  • Increased transparency and accountability in the mineral extractive industry of Malawi.
  • Increased number of trained artisanal and small scale miners.
  • Increased value-addition in the country’s mineral resources.
  • Increased number of experts in natural hazards management including identification, mitigation and monitoring, specifically in landslides and earthquakes.
  •  Increased research in natural hazards.
  • Increased female experts in Earth Sciences.

Malawi University MUST Applied Studies  Areas of Focus

In the Department of Earth Sciences, we have four research themes, namely:

  • Geodynamics and tectonics
  • Earth resources exploration

Remote sensing and GIS

  • Malawi University MUST Earth Sciences Department Courses Offered

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