Undergraduate
Programme Code:
O8BMET
Duration:
4.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 8, Credits 585

Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy aims to produce graduates that are flexible and equipped to work effectively within industrial teams or research and development groups, contributing specialist skills, demonstrating an awareness of the context within which they work, and taking responsibility for their own personal and professional development. The focus of this programme is consistent with the vision and commitment of the Faculty of Engineering at the Namibia University of Science and Technology and fosters competence in progressive problem solving and applied learning. Metallurgical Engineers can not only be employed within generic mining companies, but also within manufacturing/production and consulting companies, banks and insurance companies, educational and governmental institutions and many other different fields, where their versatility and ability to perform different tasks is appreciated. The programme outcomes reflect the required levels of competence as defined by the ECN, while the programme has also been designed to meet accreditation requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The overall aim is to develop competent and proactive metallurgical engineers who will address diverse complex technical issues in both macro/environmental and micro/organisational settings.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the University’s General Admission Requirements as spelt out in the general rules, candidates must have at least 37 points on the Engineering Evaluation Scale, with a minimum 3 symbol in Mathematics, Physical Science and English at Grade 12/NSSC Higher Level. Only symbols on NSSC Higher Level will be considered for Mathematics, Physical Science and English. If a candidate does not have Physical Science, but has Physics or a “Physics equivalent” subject, the Registrar may upon recommendation of the relevant Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, approve registration of the candidate. OR Candidates must have successfully completed the Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) Programme offered at the Namibia University of Science and Technology with at least 60 % in each of the following courses: Introduction to Mathematics B (ITM402S), Introduction to Physics B (IPH402S), Introduction to Chemistry B (ICH402S), and English in Practice (EPR 511S). However, a score of 60 % in the above courses will not guarantee automatic entry into the programmes as selection will be based on merit.

Career Opportunities

Mining Engineer, Consultant, Junior Lecturer, Researcher, Environmental and Safety Practitioners, Banking and Insurance as Risk Managers and Performance Assessors, Projects Engineer, Projects Manager, Six Sigma Champions/Drivers, Mine Manager (Senior Management Position).

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course               Course                                                                       Prerequisites                                                         NQF         NQF

Code                   Title                                                                                                                                                                 Level        Credits

CEN510S           Computing for Engineers 114                          None                                                                          5                12

END111S          Engineering Drawing 114                                  None                                                                          5                12

 

AMC110S         Engineering Mechanics 114                              None                                                                          5                12

APH120S          Engineering Physics 114                                     None                                                                          5                12

 


Semester 2    

CAD120S

Computer Aided Drawing 124

Engineering Drawing 114

5

12

ELC520S

Electrical Circuits 124

Engineering Physics 114, Engineering

5

12

 

 

Mathematics 115

 

 

ACH110S

Engineering Chemistry 123

None

5

9

MOM120S

Mechanics of Materials 124

Engineering Mechanics 114

5

12

                                                                                                                 
Year 2
Semester 3    

CHY610S

Chemistry 215

Engineering Chemistry 123

6

15

MGY610S

Mineralogy 213

None

6

9

EMC 510S

Electrical Machines 214

Electrical Circuits 124

6

12

Semester 4

NMS620S

Numerical Methods 224

Engineering Mathematics 215

6

12

MTD620S

Metallurgical Thermodynamics 225

Engineering Mathematics 115,

6

15

 

 

Engineering Chemistry 123

 

 

CHY620S

Chemistry 223

Engineering Chemistry 123

6

9

LBY620S

Laboratory 220

Co-requisite: Chemistry 223,

6

NCB

 

 

Transport Phenomena 225, Metallurgical Thermodynamics 225

6

12

Year 3
Semester 5

MIP710S

Mineral Processing 314

Introduction to Mining and

7

12

 

 

Metallurgy 214

 

 

HMT710S

Hydrometallurgy 314

Introduction to Mining and

7

12

 

 

Metallurgy 214, Chemistry 215, Chemistry 223

 

 

PNM710S

Pyrometallurgy of Non-Ferrous

Metallurgical Thermodynamics 225

7

12

MPD710S

Metallurgical Plant Design 314

Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy 214 Metals 314

7

12

ENE710S

Environmental Engineering 314

None

7

12

PMY710S

Physical Metallurgy 314

Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy 214

7

12


 

Semester 6

MIP720S          Mineral Processing 324                                      Mineral Processing 314                                     7                12

MIS720S          Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 324                    Pyrometallurgy of Non Ferrous                      7                12

                                                                                                                  Metals 314

MET720S         Metallurgical Plant Design 324                        Metallurgical Plant Design 314                       7                12

ETM620S         Experimental Techniques for                           Mineralogy 213                                                     6                12

                             Metallurgists 224                                                 

HMY720S         Hydrometallurgy 324                                          Hydrometallurgy 314                                          7                12

AMG720S        Accounting and Management 324                None                                                                          7                12

LBY720S            Laboratory 320                                                      Co-requisite: Mineral Processing 324,         7                NCB

                                                                                                                  Hydrometallurgy 324,

                                                                                                                  Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 324

Year 4
Semester 7

CEN810S

Corrosion Engineering 414

Hydrometallurgy 314, Physical

8

12

 

 

Metallurgy 314

 

 

PMY810S

Physical Metallurgy 414

Physical Metallurgy 314

8

12

MIS810S

Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 414

Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 324

8

12

WFP810S

Welding and Forming Processes 414

Physical Metallurgy 314

8

12

MPM810S

Mineral Project Management 413

None

8

9

Plus ONE of the following Electives                                         

MNM810S

Metallurgy of Nuclear Materials 413

Hydrometallurgy 314

8

9

PIC810S

Process Instrumentation and Control 413

Mineral Processing 314

8

9

                                                                                                                 
Semester 8

OHS820S

Occupational Health and Safety 423

None

8

9

MEP820S

Metallurgical Engineering

All compulsory courses

8

30

 

Design Project 420

up to Semester 6

 

 

MYP820S

Metallurgy Project 420

All compulsory courses

8

30

 

 

up to Semester 6

 

 

Plus ONE of the following Electives                                         

CCP820S

Cement and Ceramics Processing 423

Metallurgical Thermodynamics 225

8

9

FFR820S

Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories 423

Pyrometallurgy Non-Ferrous 314, Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 324

8

9

MMY820S

Mechanical Metallurgy 423

Engineering Mechanics 114

8

9

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