Best Geology Courses

Find the best online Geology Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Geology Courses.

Physical Geology

The Ultimate Course to Master All the Essentials of Earth Science

Created by Miran Fattah - B.S. in Mathematics & Geophysics

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Students: 1067, Price: $84.99

Students: 1067, Price:  Paid

What is this course about? 

This course is THE ultimate course on Physical Geology out there. Physical Geology is the study of the materials of the Earth, the different Geological process that operates beneath and on the surface, and the history and development of our planet. Physical geology is a MUST 101 prerequisite for students majoring in Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Petroleum Engineering, or ANYONE interested in exploring Earth.

This course contains over 15 sections and 79 lectures, exploring all aspects of Physical Geology. The sections are:

  1. Introduction

  2. Solar System

  3. Geological Time

  4. Inside Earth

  5. Plate Tectonics

  6. Weathering

  7. Deserts & Winds

  8. Minerals

  9. Sedimentary Rocks

  10. Metamorphic Rocks

  11. Igneous Rocks

  12. Deformation

  13. Volcanos

  14. Mass Wasting

  15. Surface Water

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How is the course structured?

The structure of the course is funnel-shaped. It starts with the formation of the solar system, and the different bodies in it. Then it moves to explore Earth’s structure, materials, and the different forces that act in and outside. Each section is concerned with exploring one particular aspect of Physical Geology, in several lectures. The lectures are packed with information, delivered through beautiful, and clear videos, making the learning process fun and exciting.

I’m a BIG believer in visual learning and I have made sure to pack the lectures with pictures that explain the concepts. Even if you don’t have the luxury to go outside and see an anticline, for example, you still have the chance to see a picture and recognize it when you see it in real life.

How do I learn better?

There are quizzes after each section so you can test your knowledge and see how much of the material you have learned. I suggest you go through each lesson several times to better understand the contents, and be able to connect it with the rest of the materials in the course.

Surpac : Explicit geological modelling

Basics of Surpac , an intro to mining engineering

Created by Mining Geologist - Mining engineer

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Students: 169, Price: $24.99

Students: 169, Price:  Paid

Geovia Surpac is one the most used software in the mining industry, it allows mining engineers and geologist to perform alot of tasks in different levels in the life of a mine. With this powerful mining package geologists can create geological databases and model ore bodies using explicit modelling method the ore body solid is used later to constraint a block model and do ressource estimation. Surpac is also a CAD tool that offers some advanced features for mine design ( open pit and underground). This course will cover the basics of modelling in surpac , we will start with creating a geological database and the cover how to create solid ore body using the explicit method. An introduction to block modelling in surpac is also included and this section will be updated soon with more videos that covers the ressource estimation process. Upon the request of students more lectures will be added to this course based on their need , i m also planning on adding a full mine design section to this course to make it the only surpac course you will need to get started with the software. This course if for geologists, mining engineers, geoscientists or anyone who wants to learn a new mining package. 

Implicit Geological Modelling

3D Geological layers with a push of button

Created by Mining Geologist - Mining engineer

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Students: 75, Price: $24.99

Students: 75, Price:  Paid

Implicit modelling is a game-changing innovation in geological modelling. Traditionally, geological models are produced using a manual drawing process ( explicit modelling)  . Sections are defined, and lithologies, faults and veins are drawn on the sections. Lines are then drawn to connect surfaces across multiple sections. Implicit modelling, on the other hand, allows geologists to spend more time thinking about the geology. Implicit modelling eliminates the laborious legwork by using mathematical tools to derive the model from the data. A mathematical construct is built that can be used to visualise different aspects of the data in 3D. This course will showcase the Micromine 2021 Implicit Modelling module that uses radial basis functions (RBFs) to model grade shells, lithology boundaries, faults or surfaces.

Surface Geology : Mineral exploration planning

Exploration tools in Micromine

Created by Mining Geologist - Mining engineer

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Students: 61, Price: $24.99

Students: 61, Price:  Paid

Mineral exploration typically begins by studying the near surface geology. Explorers use available maps, reports and data to search for prospective regions. The field work begins once the properties covering any identified areas have been acquired. In addition to traditional rock hammer and hand lens, exploration geologists toolkit includes electronic devices such as a GPS, digital structure compass a portable XRF scanner and many more these tools are use to collect data and samples from the field and they are carried to the office and loaded into the computer to be manipulated and interpreted for further planning and exploration. Usually the softwares to be used for this matter are GIS softwares ( Geographic information systems) like ArcGis and Qgis. In this course we will do all the GIS work in a Mining package which is Micromine which is used for any exploration scale analyses and explore some the features that this mining software has to offer when it comes to Mining exploration , we will cover things like manipulating GIS data, Planning Drillholes, Creating a surface flow map, Creating a Geological database and much more, this course will be updated with more lectures upon the request of the students to suits their needs.

Geology & Geophysics

A Master Course for all Competitive Examinations.

Created by John Martin - Researcher, Trainer, Photographer, Content Designer!

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Students: 17, Price: $44.99

Students: 17, Price:  Paid

This is a power-packed Course where ample no. of Concept-based theory and fact-based useful questions plus highly important numerical questions covering the entire Geology with detailed solutions is provided. Do not forget to review your performance and for each question necessary links to boost your concepts and to help you with detailed solutions. This is a Very well-chiseled course for all your needs and will make your dreams come true after you successfully complete this. Hope you enjoy with us for a better understanding of the subject. Kindly inform your friends also to subscribe to this course.

Geology is a very broad field that can be divided into many more specific branches. Traditionally, geology has been divided into two main subdivisions: physical geology and historical geology. Physical geology is the study of the solid Earth and the processes that change the physical landscape of the planet. Geology is the science that studies the Earth's physical structure and substances, the history of rocks, the processes that act on them, and the most economic way to use the world's resources. Geology involves methods and knowledge from biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Here are some examples: Geologists study Earth processes: Many processes such as landslides, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions can be hazardous to people. Geologists work to understand these processes well enough to avoid building important structures where they might be damaged.

Some Branches of Geology

  • Geochemistry. Geochemistry is the study of the chemical processes which form and shape the Earth. ...

  • Oceanography. Oceanography is the study of the composition and motion of the water column and the processes which are responsible for that motion.

  • Paleontology

  • Petrology

  • Mineral Science & so on