Department of Geology

Department of Geology

 

BACHELOR (LICENSE) in GEOLOGY (BSC)

Goal

With the bachelor in Geology you to discover, understand and deepen the fundamental knowledge about the Earth’s crust, its composition, structure and resources. Your training will also give you the necessary tools for the practical application of these concepts.

You’ll be able to observe and describe the geological phenomena and their evolution in time and space and to develop models based on quantitative methods to explain a wide variety of data. You will receive, in the laboratory and in the field, additional training in the areas of the environment, exploration and geology. The program also aims to increase your sensitivity to environmental issues in order to promote an environmentally friendly practice of the profession.

Abilities

A passion for science, nature and the mineral world. Love learning while observing and analyzing phenomena. Loving move and explore territories. Love teamwork. Being pragmatic, curious and have the sense of observation well developed. Have good physical resistance. Have a good adaptability. Possess computer skills.

Opportunity

This geologist will let you work primarily in the areas of cartography applied to mineral or oil exploration, inventory landmass or the protection of the environment.

A field of expertise of the profession, which is in full development, is to determine, to observe and model the agents and processes that cause changes to the surface of the Earth in order to improve the human environment.

Professions

  • Geologist

Employers

  • Research centers
  • Mining
  • Oil industry
  • Organizations related to environmental protection
  • Government Agencies

CONTINUATION OF STUDIES FOR GRADUATE

This leads to bachelor graduate studies in geology, particularly in the following subject areas: exploration of mineral and energy resources, environment and water resources, mineral potential assessment, characterization and inventory planning and geology consulting.

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

All requirements must be met when undertaking the program.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Hold a high school diploma (Bac II) or its equivalent.
  • Having left school early.

Applicants presenting a combination of education and relevant experience deemed equivalent to that required of the holder applicant may be eligible as a result of the analysis of the file.  The program is limited enrollment, the number of places is very limited.

Selection criteria

The application is analyzed on the basis of the quality of academic record.

Laptop

In undertaking its program, the student must acquire, from the first session, a portable computer equipped with a number of software, allowing the applicant to undertake the course of his research. Proficiency in basic computer functions and common software is essential. Introductory courses to specialized software are offered outside the program.

Knowledge of French

The student admitted to the EA must comply with the provisions relating to the application of the Policy on the use of French at the University GOC.

Non-francophone candidate

The candidate whose language of instruction in primary and secondary education is not the French must demonstrate a minimum level of knowledge of the French language. To this end, it must pass the International French Test (TFI) from within a network Educational Testing Service (ETS) at the time of filing the application and obtain a minimum result of 860/990. His skills in written French will be assessed on arrival and, where applicable, a patch French courses could be added to its journey.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE*

GRADE

Bachelor (Licence) in Geology (BSc.)

*This page presents the official version of the program. The University G.O.C. reserves the right to change the content without notice.

EHE – studies off-campus

EHE1GLG               Studies – International profile – Bachelor of Geology

GGL – Geological Engineering

GGL2600                Hydrogeology

GGL2609                Environmental Hydrogeology

GGL4001                projects in hydrogeology

GGL6001                projects in hydrogeology

GLG – Geology

GLG1001                Applied Geology

GLG2001                Sedimentary Geology

GLG2580                Course in Geology I

GLG2590                Course in Geology II

GLG3590                Internship geology III

GLG3591                Internship geology IV

GLG7202                modeling in hydrogeology

GLG7203                Contaminant Hydrogeology

GLG7501                Special topics (geology)

Geology Tracking Program – (90 credits)

GEOLOGY (78 CREDITS)

Besides the compulsory courses in the program, the student must pass the practical training GLG-2580 in order to graduate. It can also take three other optional practical training courses: GL-2590 GL-3590 and GL-3591. The credits of these courses are in addition to the credit requirements of the program. To register, contact the program director.

GLG-1000: Planet Earth (3 credits)

Description

This course is a broad academic audience, as one who wishes to complete his training in science or engineering as one that cares about its physical environment. None required beforehand. Earth – a history of 4.6 billion years of Earth origin, internal structure, dynamics of the terrestrial globe, continental drift and plate tectonics, volcanism, mountain ranges, first continental cores, birth of the Atlantic, major glaciations. Life through geologic time: the appearance of life on Earth, highlights the evolution, large extinctions. The geological landscape: modeling continents by water and ice, groundwater, oceans. Geological riches: minerals, rocks and fossils, gems and precious stones, mineral deposits and oil fields, exploration and mineral economics. Haiti’s geology and history.

GLG-1001: Applied Geology (2 credits)

Description

This course is a practical complement to Planet Earth (GL-18751), from field trips and laboratory exercises. The first objective is the reconstruction of part of the geological history of Haiti through its geological landscape and major crustal materials (minerals, rocks and fossils). Laboratory exercises promote understanding of geological maps to establish chronological relationships and make assumptions about the geological history of a region. The course finally possible to study certain properties of geological materials and utility engineering. Additional charges are required to pay for transportation during field trips.

GLG-1002: materials of the terrestrial crust (3 credits)

Description

The earth’s crust consists of rocks and minerals. This course is an introduction to the mineral world. Its main objective is to teach the student to identify and classify the main minerals and rocks. The theoretical concepts are used to make connections between crystallography, physical properties and chemical

GLG-1010: The profession of geologist and geological engineer (1 credit)

Description

This course aims to promote different aspects of career in geology and geological engineering. Speakers working in discussing their profession, their career and opportunities to geologist and geological engineer. It provides an overview of data on the labor market and the best strategies for success.

MAT-1900: Engineering Mathematics I (3 credits)

Description

Functions of several variables calculus: theory and applications. Complex numbers; polynomials. Differential equations of the first order and first degree; numerical methods. Second order differential equations of special types. Linear differential equations of order n with constant coefficients. Systems of differential equations. Applications.

GGL-1006: Spatial representation of geo-environmental information (3 credits)

Description

The graphical representation of tools, processing and analysis of spatial data used in this course to solve geo-environmental issues for the development, management and sustainable exploitation of the territory. The course focuses on the development of geographic information systems for real case studies in environmental geosciences. The main features of the ArcGIS platform are seen during its practical use at the departmental computer lab. Before attending this course, students should be comfortable with computing.

GLG-1003: Applied Mineralogy (3 credits)

Description

This course teaches the student to use the polarizing microscope in transmitted and reflected light to identify the main minerals of rocks and minerals. Students measure the optical properties of materials grain and polished sections. We introduced him to scanning electron microscopy techniques (SEM), electron microprobe (EPMA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) to give a more complete picture of the microstructure of materials.

GLG-1005: Thermodynamics of Natural Systems (3 credits)

Description

The laws of thermodynamics explain the energy exchange and phase changes. In this course, they are applied to natural systems in order to understand the physical and chemical transformations asssociées geological phenomena. The analysis of parameters controlling these transformations can predict the behavior of matter, particularly during the mineralogical reactions. Practical exercises illustrating various situations specific to the earth sciences, are proposed in order to apply theoretical concepts to solve problems.

GLG-1006: Paleontology and Evolution (3 credits)

Description

This course provides an overview of the subject by integrating geological and paleontological data (specimens are presented in the lab) and the modern concepts of phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology. The applied aspects of biostratigraphy, palaeoecology and sedimentary geology are related to the major stages of evolution. The course focuses mainly on invertebrates (phylogeny, taphonomy, diagenesis), but also deals with fossilization of microbial communities (stromatolites), history of plankton (siliceous, calcareous) and some micro-organisms (foraminifera). Some notes on the history of vertebrates and plants complete the course. The course attaches importance to practical work (identification, relationship between the skeleton and the body, biominerals, microstructures, conservation).

GGL-4601: Quaternary and analysis of land (3 credits)

Description

Methods and techniques specific to the study of Quaternary deposits, sedimentary processes and environments, characterization and properties of surficial, stratigraphic elements, analysis of land using aerial photographs and remote sensing, photo-interpretation applied to projects engineering and environmental.

GLG-1004: Geophysics globe (3 credits)

Description

Contributions of geophysics to the understanding of our planet Earth and the development of the theory of plate tectonics. Internal constitution of the globe and geodynamics within the constraints defined by geophysics: tectonics on a sphere, reconstruction of the past movement of lithospheric plates with the geomagnetism, study of earthquakes and seismic wave propagation within the Earth, gravity, radioactivity and isotopic dating, thermal behavior and age of the Earth, mechanisms of global tectonics, physics of oceanic and continental lithospheres.

GLG-2000: magmatism (3 credits)

Description

The Earth is a dynamic system that generates a variety of magmas in a variety of tectonic environments. Two fundamental questions arise: how does one recognize igneous ?; how these rocks they crystallize? This course teaches the student to describe, recognize and master the basic concepts of chemical and mineralogical compositions and to understand and interpret the origin of common igneous rocks. A synthesis work on a magmatic after completing the course. Additional charges are required to pay for transportation during field trips.

GLG-2001 Sedimentary Geology (3 credits)

Description

This course is an introduction to petrography and petrology of sedimentary rocks. It is divided into six chapters: physical sedimentary structures, chemical and biological; Terminology, classification and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rock sequences of sedimentary rocks; analysis of current and ancient sedimentary environments; Diagenesis and Geochemistry; archives sedimentary rocks on a large scale and comprehensive framework, including plate tectonics, paleoclimate and evolution of organisms; the applied aspects of sedimentary geology (minerals, oil, coal, or potable groundwater). The course combines theory with several field trips and laboratory work (general petrography, thin section microscopy). In pairs, students must produce a terminal synthesis report.

GGL-2600: Hydrogeology (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to introduce the basic principles of fluid flow in porous media and its main applications in the field of exploitation and protection of aquifers. It deals with the flow of groundwater in geologic materials, aquifer properties, hydraulic pits, the role of groundwater hydrology and related to operations or practical problems in groundwater monitoring . The course is especially for students of geological engineering programs, geology, water engineering, mining engineering, engineering physics and civil engineering.

GGL-2601: Analysis and modeling of natural systems (3 credits)

Description

Data analysis and modeling methods of presentation taking into account the heterogeneity and anisotropy of natural environments. Regression. Classification. Time series and spatial variability. Concepts of geostatistics. Interpolation, numerical methods. Use of software (MATLAB) to solve problems related to Earth Sciences.

GLG-2002: Distortions in the crust (3 credits)

Description

Analysis of deformations in the crust goes through several stages. The descriptive analysis is to characterize the three-dimensional geometry of structures and factories from field observations. Subsequently, the cinematic analysis of the structures requires the characterization of the direction and sense of movement that assesses how the earth’s crust changes shape going from an initial state to a non-deformed deformed final state. The third step falls within the dynamic analysis of the deformation and is based on the study of forces and constraints is based on the theories of rock mechanics and the laws of physics. This course is designed to bring the student to use the knowledge acquired in the theoretical sessions to apply them to solving various practical problems and to study the structural analysis of specific cases. To allow as much as possible independent learning, teaching is bimodal. Some learning takes place in a room, under the supervision of professor or trainer, and other activities take place remotely. Part of the educational material of the course is available online on the course website.

GLG-2003 Geological mapping (3 credits)

Description

This course is an introduction to field work and methods of geological mapping, including the use of aerial photographs, GPS and compass. It also includes the description of geological objects and integration of a set of data points for interpreting the stratigraphic and structural history of a region. Finally, it provides mapping tools desktop. The course concludes with two weeks of practical work in the field. Additional charges are required to pay for transportation during field trips.

GGL-2602: Applied Geophysics (3 credits)

Description

This course is an introduction to the main geophysical methods (gravimetric, seismic, electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic), their basic principles, design and implementation of geophysical field surveys, collection of geophysical data, reduction and interpretation of geophysical data qualitatively and quantitatively. This is a practical introduction in the laboratory and in the field, instrumentation and the most commonly used geophysical techniques in the fields of geology, exploration of natural resources, hydrogeology, environmental and geotechnical.

GGL-2608: Mineral Exploration (3 credits)

Description

Mineral exploration allows the discovery of mineral deposits. This course is mineral exploration in its economic and legal context. Designing an exploration program integrates geology, geochemistry, geophysics and drilling to explore and develop mineral resources. The course includes practical exercises and compulsory geological excursion during the first week of the session. Additional charges are required to pay for transportation during field trips.

GLG-2004 metamorphism (3 credits)

Description

This course provides an understanding of the physical, chemical and mineralogical transformations of sedimentary and igneous rocks during burial and exhumation of their occurring in places geodynamic active warming. These transformations obey the laws of thermodynamics. It is therefore possible to reasonably quantify certain parameters such as temperature and the actual pressure during these transformations. The quantitative evaluation of these parameters provides valuable information on the progress of local reactions (contact metamorphism) or larger (regional metamorphism). The study of metamorphic rocks is useful to understand the evolution of particular ocean basins and the formation of mountain ranges. The development of analytical skills is an important objective of the course.

GGL-2605: Environmental Geochemistry and Mineral Exploration (3 credits)

Description

This course aims at understanding natural cycles of elements and geochemical reactions acting in Earth’s surface envelope. Concepts in analytical geochemistry; principles and applications of geochemistry of mineral exploration; environmental geochemistry (acid mine drainage, metals in aquatic environments, chemical weathering processes of rocks). Oral and written presentations of individual projects and team.

GGL-4602: Integration of geoscience data (3 credits)

Description

This course focuses on the integration of geoscientific data (geophysical, geochemical, geological, geotechnical and hydrogeological) to develop, for a study area, a useful geoscience model to different areas of Earth Sciences. The concepts of geostatistical analysis of regionalized variables, interpolation and mesh these variables, reduction by filtering potential field using the Fourier transform, to mapping and overlay layers of geoscience information are developed and applied case studies. Several geographic information systems will be developed to integrate geoscience data available in an area of study and calculate indices of mineral favorability or vulnerability to a given natural hazard or contamination of groundwater in this region. 

GLG-3001: Geodynamics (3 credits)

Description

This capstone course is intended for students who have received advanced training in geology and geological engineering. The course aims to integrate acquired knowledge in the main disciplines of Earth Sciences in the context of holistic plate tectonics. The analysis of contemporary geodynamics of the Earth allows the student to understand the old questions. Academic courses are paired with thematic laboratories that examine in detail the complexity and diversity of geodynamic environments.

GLG-4000: Minerals (3 credits)

Description

In this course, the study of geology and the formation of mineral deposits is integrated into the geological evolution of the host rocks. The temporal and spatial distribution of mineral deposits also allows a regional metallogenic analysis applied to a region of Haiti.
RULE 1-3 (6 credits)

EDC-1001: Research, Analysis and dissertation (3 credits)

Description

The general objective of this course is to enable students to acquire the skills required to produce a dissertation of a dozen historical pages in his field of study. This course can therefore cover several academic areas: archeology, political science, social sciences, translation, business administration, management, law, policy, education, pure sciences. This course can therefore be relevant to any program that requires the student, at one time or another, the production of a long process that involves the history of a discipline or field of study . Specifically, the student must develop skills to establish a problematic, a hypothesis and a demonstration plan to differentiate factual information of a copyright argument, writing complete paragraphs, to develop text coherent and structured, and many other aspects that are addressed in the training manual for this purpose.

GSC-1000: Design Methodology in Engineering (3 credits)

Description

This course allows the student, met a team of six or seven members, acquire and perfect, realizing a design project, working in team skills, management of project engineering and communication. The student must write technical reports and prepare and provide technical conferences. It also develops critical thinking and sense of responsibility. Finally, the course uses all fields of application engineering.
RULE 2-3 (6 credits)

COM-1005: Scientific Communication (3 credits)

Description

Initiation processing of specialized information, particularly in the fields of scientific research and technology: desk research, verification of information, language levels, writing and interview techniques.

COM-4101: Science journalism (3 credits)

Description

Learning collecting and journalistic coverage of scientific information. Distinction between scientific journalism and related practices such as extension and scientific communication. Mediating role of journalists in a context where scientific challenges more complex require good communication between scientists and the general public.

DDU-1000: Foundations for Sustainable Development (3 credits)

Description

This introductory course to sustainable development is for all undergraduate student. It is to provide an introduction to the concept of different sizes and the implementation of sustainable development tools. It allows the student to acquire the basic elements of a general reflection on sustainable development, which takes into account its many ambiguities and difficulties in its operationalization. In addition, this course encourages thinking about the tools necessary for his apprehension as social project. This interdisciplinary course is delivered remotely to autumn sessions, winter and summer. This course is mandatory sustainability profile.

DRT-1721: Introduction to Environmental Law and Sustainable Development (3 credits)

Description

Introduction to environmental law in the context of current and future environmental challenges. Overview of the main legal instruments in Haiti to fight against environmental pollution and climate change, preserving biodiversity and implement sustainable development. Study of administrative appeals, civil and criminal. Study of authorization schemes, procedures of public review of the impacts and administrative appeals, civil and criminal to the public and to public administration.

ECN-1000: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

Description

Scarcity, choice and opportunity cost. What to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce. Factors determining the demand function and supply for a product. Price and equilibrium quantity. The laws of supply and demand. Concept of elasticity. Government intervention. Consumer choices: preferences and budgetary constraints. The choice of companies: profit and production function. Cost functions. Price competitive markets and monopoly markets.

ECN-1150: Environmental Economics (3 credits)

Description

Economic analysis, theoretical and practical aspects of environmental problems and solutions that may be proposed: pollutant emissions control policies (taxation of pollutant emissions, tradable pollution rights, regulations currently in use, etc.); proposals economists on monetary valuation of benefits and costs related to environmental protection; current issues, such as the greenhouse effect.

ECN-2901: Economic Analysis in Engineering (3 credits)

Description

Scarcity, choice and opportunity cost. What to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce. Factors determining the demand function and supply for a product. Price and equilibrium quantity. The laws of supply and demand. Concept of elasticity. Government intervention. Consumer choices: preferences and budgetary constraints. The choice of companies: profit and production function. Cost functions. Price competitive markets and monopoly markets.

ECN-1000: Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

Description

Economic engineering allows decision making, regarding the operations, and solving specific problems. It allows to choose among several options, the one that is the most profitable economically. It is intimately linked to Microeconomics. The primary objective of this course is to transmit to the engineering student several principles and methods of economic analysis in the perspective of an engineering project. The course covers the following concepts: the time value of money, cash flow analysis, comparison of opportunities, issues associated with certain methods of analysis, methods of depreciation, replacement analysis, taxation, the cost of capital and cash flow after tax, inflation and uncertainty, decision making.

ENT-1000: Know undertake: the passion to create and act (3 credits)

Description

This introductory course in entrepreneurship is for any student in the first cycle. It aims to develop a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship in students, to help them discover and exploit its full entrepreneurial potential. The knowledge imparted to students relate to both the entrepreneur and the creative process by which he leads his project to fruition, be it a social project, commercial, cooperative, artistic or otherwise. Concrete examples are given to illustrate the passion of entrepreneurs, their need to create and innovate and action orientation. Available in class or distance, the course plays a key role in the development of entrepreneurial skills. The course includes the realization of an entrepreneurial sketch to sensitize the students to the realities of an entrepreneurial project and develop a more just vision of the challenges to be considered. The sketch is not a comprehensive business plan, the progress of the course remains primarily the discovery and development of the entrepreneurial potential of the student and not the creation of a company.

GGR-1000: Introduction to the world map (3 credits)

Description

Reasoned analysis of the configuration and the relative position of major world regions. Analysis of their distinct geographic content on the one hand and dominant and common traits on the other. Particular attention to the historical foundations of state formation, political news and its roots.

 

GMN-2902: Health and safety engineer III (3 credits)

Description

Problems of health and work safety, legislation and regulations. Accidents and occupational diseases. Elements of ergonomics and work postures. Consequences of accidents, incidents and occupational diseases. Enterprise security organization. Prevention systems. Safety assessment. WHMIS. Notions of risk. Types of exhibitions. Foundations standards. Risk assessment of dust, noise, vibration, thermal stress and lighting. Methods for measurement, control and protection, standards and regulations. Risk management. Special provisions and regulations for construction sites. Aggressor in construction. Signs and public safety during the construction work. Facilities of individual and collective protection. Means of access, scaffolding. Heavy machinery and motor vehicles. Prevention measures when working in trenches and excavations. (Course duration: four hours / week for 13 weeks.

IFT-1700: Basic Programming in Visual Basic .Net (3 credits)

Description

Introduction to algorithmic concepts and programming languages: instruction, decision-making structures and repetition, subroutines and functions. Visual Basic .Net and environment interface, object-oriented programming event-driven Windows, construction schedules and forms. Normal operations of a programming language, graphics and events. Transactions with direct and sequential files. Access to the databases. Professional version of Visual Basic .Net.

MED-1100: Health and safety: basics (3 credits)

Description

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of the various disciplines related to the evaluation of health and safety at work and familiarize them with the means of intervention that could improve this situation. Contribution of different disciplines: industrial hygiene, industrial toxicology, epidemiology, safety, ergonomics, industrial psychology. Structures and health intervention mechanisms and safety: legislation, the CSST, the public network, unions and employers.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM (12 credits)

RULE 1-3 CREDITS

Pass the course ANL-2020 Intermediate English II. The student who demonstrates that he has acquired this level can choose an English graduate courses or, if it acquired the Advanced level English II, a course of another modern language. 
 

RULE 2-3 (9 credits)

BIO-1910: Ecology and pollution (3 credits)

Description

Environmental issues and their solutions according to the angle of ecology and ecosystem functioning. Sustainability of ecosystems and concept of balance. Human impacts: air, water, soil and groundwater, solid waste. Global issues: greenhouse effect and climate change, alternative energy, acid rain, ozone layer, biodiversity conservation, protected areas, international agreements. Environmental assessment, environmental management and certification. Sustainable development policy. Exposed lectures, industrial visits and workshops allow students to experience an environmental analysis according to different fields of practice.

BIO-4900: Ecology and Environment (3 credits)

Description

Relationships between organisms, their habitats and human activity in a context of sustainable development and global change; foundations and function of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, ecosystem services, biotic integrity and stability concept; biogeography and biological invasions; environmental crisis; ecotoxicology; management of living resources.

CHM-1002: Dangers, risks and management of hazardous materials (3 credits)

Description

This course deals with the management of risks with hazardous materials according to the labor laws (WHMIS). The properties of the various categories of chemicals and radioactive substances are presented in a context of use, storage and interventions during accidents.

CHM-1903 Water chemistry (3 credits)

Description

Physicochemical properties of pure water and natural waters thermodynamic aqueous solutions. Chemical equilibria. Acid-base reactions in aqueous solution. Solubility of gases in water. Solid solubility in water. Redox and electrochemical equilibria. Complex formation in aqueous solution.

CHM-2150: Environmental Chemistry service (3 credits)

Description

This multidisciplinary course aims to introduce a general scientific training clients on environmental issues. Based on scientific studies, the student must be able to understand environmental issues related to pollution, new technologies and new forms of energy. He must also understand the role of the chemist in understanding and solving environmental problems facing modern society.

GCI-1002: Soil Mechanics I (3 credits)

Description

Soils and their origin, mineralogical and chemical composition, description of the porous medium. Physical characteristics: texture, relative density, texture, clay mineralogy, friction and cohesion. Visual identification of soil classification systems. Soil hydraulic properties: capillary permeability, infiltration. Pore pressure, hydraulic gradient, effective stress. Flow networks. Frost susceptibility of soils. Compaction.

GCI-2005: Soil Mechanics II (3 credits)

Description

This course begins by processing stresses and elastic deformations in soils. It then discusses the theory of one-dimensional consolidation and conventional ruptures criteria, such as the Mohr-Coulomb criterion. The course ends with the integration of the consolidation and shear strength under critical soil mechanics.

GCI-2201: Environmental Geotechnics (3 credits)

Description

Environmental Geotechnics: retaining structures (earth dikes) (design and construction), slope stability, environmental barriers, site characterization tools (piezocone, permeameter, resistivity cone) geomembranes, geotextiles, soil improvement (injection, trench mud).[/su_note]

GCI-3001: Environmental Impacts (3 credits)

Description

This course helps to learn the impact studies and develop methodological tools for such studies. It includes a review of federal and provincial impact assessment and their regulatory process; the review of available methods, types case studies of recent projects; the identification and management of conflicts of environmental impacts. Notions of environmental auditing.

GGR-2300: Biogeography (3 credits)

Description

This course’s main objective is to introduce students to the key factors and processes that cause the dynamics and current and past distribution of living organisms: abiotic and biotic ecological factors; bodies from range; natural ecological disturbances (fires, insect defoliators outbreaks, blowdown, dieback); the millennia history of ecosystems; living world biodiversity; island biogeography; the origin and evolution of the biosphere; describing ecological areas of Haiti; Human impacts on the natural environment.

GGR-2305: Climatology (3 credits)

Description

Analysis of the climate system and its operation. Several elements of climatology and meteorology are covered: the composition of the atmosphere, the radiation balance of the surface of the earth and the earth-atmosphere system, atmospheric dynamics, the general atmospheric circulation and regional circulation, the diagram aerological and stabilizing and destabilizing process air, the air masses and the associated types of weather, the water balance, numerical weather prediction and climate and many other topics of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

GGR-3300: Glacial Environments (3 credits)

Description

The objective of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to processes, forms and sediments found in the current and past glacial environments. It comprises three parts: glaciology; glacial geomorphology and sedimentology; glacial geology.

GGR 3301: marine and coastal geomorphology (3 credits)

Description

The sea-based forces waves in deep water, the transformation of the waves as they approach the coast, sea level fluctuations, chemical and biological action of the sea on the coast. Beaches: the equilibrium profile of the beaches, avant-side bars morphodynamics classification of beaches, sediment transport in the coastal zone. Coastal dunes. The types of forms of coastal accumulation and evolution. The cliffs and coastal platforms. Estuaries and deltas. Lagoons and tidal marshes. The glaciels coastline and periglacial processes. The evolution of coastlines and coastal development.

GGR-4601: Spatial Analysis Methods (3 credits)

Description

Courses based on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of concepts as well as learning some spatial analysis methods. The main topics are the nature of spatial information, spatial data problems, the search for spatial structures, spatial data mining, and stratified random spatial sampling, analysis of the distribution of phenomena in geographic space according to their location: dots, areas, continuous surfaces.

GMN-2000: Excavation Technologies (3 credits)

Description

Properties of soil and rock excavation within a perspective: concepts of penetration of rippability and drillability. Principles of excavation methods for civil works (hydroénergétiques projects, subways, tunnels, underground tanks, etc.) and mining engineering. Presentation techniques of excavation and mechanical excavation (TBM tunneling type, marking machine, drilling the vertical section full and very inclined openings). Diamond drilling techniques, percussion and rotary. Types of explosives and properties. Blasting accessories, ignition systems and loading of explosives. Design of drilling and blasting work (surface and underground). Plans and specifications. Evaluation of operating costs. Environmental aspects of the excavation operations: awareness, prevention and mitigation of negative effects.

GMN-2001: Rock Mechanics (3 credits)

Description

Application fields of rock mechanics. Principles stress-strain. Rock mechanics behavior. Mechanical properties of intact rock and discontinuities. Failure criteria. Characterization and classification of rock masses. Mechanics of underground structures. Slope stability: failure modes, analysis, design, building and surveillance.

GMN-2005: mining and metallurgical Environment (3 credits)

Description

Sustainable development in the mining and metallurgical industry. Environmental problems of metallurgical industry. Contribution to the problem of greenhouse gases and acid rain. Pyrometallurgy sulfides, pyrometallurgical processing of gas and dust. Hydrometallurgy of gold, treatment of cyanide waste. Pollution of steel and aluminum metallurgy. Mining: effects of mining operations on the surrounding environment, acid rock drainage, prevention and control. Toxicity and treatment of mine effluent. Regulatory and legal aspects concerning the opening and closure of mines. Design and control of tailings, construction of dams, tailings are located. Environmental management in a mining company.

SLS-4000: Environmental Soil Sciences (3 credits)

Description

Concepts of environment, pollution and sustainable land management. State agricultural and urban environments. Environmental elements of agricultural soils, forestry, urban and industrial. Ecological functions of soil. Sol system sensitivity to chemical and biological stress. Quality criteria for soil and water. Diffuse pollution by nitrates and phosphates. Organic and bacterial pollution from agriculture. Toxicity reactions and xenobiotics (pesticides and other compounds) in soils. Dynamics of toxic trace elements in soil-plant-water systems. Air pollution and soil functioning. Recycling of materials contained in waste and aqueous effluents (agricultural, urban and industrial) through the soil-plant systems. Composting and land application of organic waste on land. Principles of rehabilitation and degraded or polluted sites bioremediation (soil, sediment, tailings). Policies and regulations.

STT-1000: Probability and Statistics (3 credits)

Description

Probability theory. Laws for discrete and continuous variables. Bivariate discrete laws. Descriptive statistics. Point estimation and confidence interval. Tests of parametric assumptions one and two populations. Analysis of variance. Regression and correlation. The study of the concepts of continuous random variables is done using the calculus.
RULE 2-0 (6 credits)

GGL-2604: Construction Geomaterials (3 credits)

Description

Study compositional, textural, physical and chemical properties of aggregates that may affect their behavior in service. Description of the various tests used to determine these characteristics. Review of specifications and interpretations of results based on the envisaged applications (granular foundations, bituminous concrete, cement concrete, etc.). In the laboratory, the student will become familiar with the tests and equipment used for the characterization of aggregates, as well as with the interpretation of results.

GGL-2609: Environmental Hydrogeology (3 credits)

Description

Characterization of contaminated soils and aquifers; Physical and chemical properties that affect the mobility of contaminants classes. Mitigation and transformation of contaminants in soil and groundwater. Process and transport equations by advection, dispersion, diffusion and reaction; Numerical simulation of mass transport. Methods of control, surveillance and monitoring in the field. Basics protection and site restoration techniques.

GGL-2700: Analysis of geological logs (3 credits)

Description

The logs are obtained from tools inserted into a well to measure the properties of rocks and fluids in depth. They can analyze lithology, structure and fluid saturation level of the surface crust. These tools are used by the oil and gas industries as well as by companies specializing in water resources. Their application in exploration and mineral production is also in development. This course covers the operation of devices, processing and analyzing data.

GGL-3601: Excursion into geo-engineering (3 credits)

Description

The course provides an opportunity for participants to analyze the field of geo-engineering problems affecting such areas as: natural hazards, geotechnical, slope stability, hydrogeology, construction materials, environment and roads. Preparatory work on the excursion, individual reports and teams are required.

GGL-4001: Projects in Hydrogeology (3 credits)

Description

Teams of students prepare a proposal and a preliminary study of important project Geological Engineering (geotechnical, environment, mineral resources, construction). The work is done in consultation with a group of teachers of the department. Proposals must be consistent with national or provincial standards and must include the analysis of costs and construction schedule. Proposals are evaluated by a committee of professors and engineers in private practice. The assessment is based on the presentation of a file containing the documents consulted, the records of working meetings and a final report in a team.

GGL-4600: Analysis and management of natural risks (3 credits)

Description

Provide the basic elements necessary for qualitative and quantitative analysis and risk management; illustrate the main types of natural hazards; understand the causes of mass movement (terrestrial and marine) and failure mechanisms from case histories presented at various conferences and workshops; assimilate the main failure criteria (soils and rocks) and rheological laws; control, for achieving personal work, analytical tools and postrupture break in slope; apply the analysis and management of risk and determine appropriate mitigation methods to a particular case of mapping the risk of a given sector.

GLG-2100: Geological tours (1 credit)

Description

Visits to some classic of geological interest sites. A project must be submitted by students and approved by the program committee that will see its supervision. Accepted students will have at least five semesters in a regular program of the Department. The costs are borne by students.

GLG-3002: Geological Excursion (1 credit)

Description

This course allows students to apply the basic concepts and methods of field geology. The field observation, description of geological objects, interpretation of geological processes of formation and spatial and temporal evolution of geological systems are at the heart of ongoing activities. The course involves additional costs.

GLG-3100: Graduation Project (3 credits)

Description

Research project in geology or literature review on a subject on earth sciences under the guidance of a teacher. Writing a typed memory and presentation as a seminar. The project must be approved by the coordinator.

GLG-3101: End of Studies Project II (3 credits)

Description

Research project in geology or literature review on a subject on earth sciences under the guidance of a teacher. Writing a typed memory and presentation as a seminar. The project must be approved by the coordinator.
PROFILE CHOICE STUDY PROFILES

Distinctive Profile

The student must have acquired 60 credits of the program and have an average program of equal or greater to 3.67 / 4.33.

RULE 1-12 CREDITS

The profile is satisfied with the success of the following:

Entrepreneurial Profile

To complete 12 credits in the entrepreneurial profile, the student must pass the course GGL-2608 which is mandatory in the program.

ENT-1000: Know undertake: the passion to create and act (3 credits)

Description

This introductory course in entrepreneurship is for any student in the first cycle. It aims to develop a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship in students, to help them discover and exploit its full entrepreneurial potential. The knowledge imparted to students relate to both the entrepreneur and the creative process by which he leads his project to fruition, be it a social project, commercial, cooperative, artistic or otherwise. Concrete examples are given to illustrate the passion of entrepreneurs, their need to create and innovate and action orientation. Available in class or distance, the course plays a key role in the development of entrepreneurial skills. The course includes the realization of an entrepreneurial sketch to sensitize the students to the realities of an entrepreneurial project and develop a more just vision of the challenges to be considered. The sketch is not a comprehensive business plan, the progress of the course remains primarily the discovery and development of the entrepreneurial potential of the student and not the creation of a company.

ENT-3000: Entrepreneurial Portfolio I (3 credits)

Description

The student must be admitted to the entrepreneurial profile, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and SME management or firmware developing entrepreneurial skills and detain or above average 2.67 calculated on 24 credits or more in a program to register in this activity. The entrepreneurial portfolio allows students to develop a project related to their field of study, to establish a network of contacts and thus improve their entrepreneurial skills. Personalized support is provided by frequent meetings with a counselor Entrepreneurship throughout the project development period. Coaching facilitates the process by allowing the student to validate and deepen their project idea, to focus its efforts and develop its action plan.

ENT-3010: Entrepreneurial Portfolio II (3 credits)

Description

The student must be admitted to the entrepreneurial profile, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and SME management or firmware developing entrepreneurial skills and detain or above average 2.67 calculated on 24 credits or more in a program to register in this activity. The entrepreneurial portfolio allows students to develop a project related to their field of study, to establish a network of contacts and thus improve their entrepreneurial skills. Personalized support is provided by frequent meetings with a counselor Entrepreneurship throughout the project development period. Coaching facilitates the process by allowing the student to validate and deepen their project idea, to focus its efforts and develop its action plan.

International Profile

EHE-1GLG: Studies – International profile – Bachelor’s degree in Geology (12 to 18 credits)

Description

Activities carried out in a university abroad, under international profile, which will be equivalencies student record upon presentation of the official transcript of the activities.

 

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