Undergraduate
Programme Code:
08BMIN
Duration:
4.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 8, Credits 594

Bachelor of Engineering in Mining

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering: Mining degree is designed to be worth 594 credits at NQF Level 8. It consists of eight semesters of instruction and six months work integrated learning carried out in between the eight semesters.

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 Title

Prerequisites

NQF

NQF

Code

 

 

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 Mathematics 115

5

12

ACH110S

Engineering Chemistry 123

None

5

9

MLS120S

Materials Science 124

None

5

12

                       

 

Year 2
Semester 3

EGY610S      Engineering Geology 214                                None                                                                                 6                12

ENS611S      Engineering Surveying 214                            Engineering Mathematics 125                                6                12

EMC510S     Electrical Machines 214                                  Electrical Circuits 124                                                 6                12

 
Semester 4

NMS620S

Numerical Methods 224

Engineering Mathematics 215

6

12

GMS620S

Geomechanics 224

None

6

12

EGY620S

Engineering Geology 223

None

6

9

TFL620S

Thermofluids 225

Engineering Mathematics 215

6

15

MLA620S

Mine Laboratory 220

Co-requisite:  Mine Surveying 225, Geo Mechanics 224

6

NCB

WIL720

Work Integrated Learning 320

Work Integrated Learning 220

 

 

Year 3
Semester 5

MDD710S

Mine Drawing and Design 314

Mine Surveying 225, Engineering Geology 214, Engineering Geology 223

7

12

RME710S

Rock Mechanics 313

Geo Mechanics 224

7

9

UGM710S

Underground Mining 313

Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy 214

7

9

SUM710S

Surface Mining 315

Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy 214

7

15

ENE710S

Environmental Engineering 314

None

7

12

MIP710S

Mineral Processing 314

Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy 214

7

12

 

Semester 6

MPD720S

Mine Planning and Design 324

Mine Drawing and Design 314, Surface Mining 315

7

12

 

 

 

 

 

MMY720S

Mine Machinery 324

Surface Mining 315, Underground Mining 313

7

12

REE720S

Rock Engineering 324

Rock Mechanics 313

7

12

DLB720S

Drilling and Blasting 323

Surface Mining 315,

7

9

 

 

Underground Mining 313

 

 

TEV720S

Technical Valuation 324

Engineering Geology 214,

7

12

 

 

Engineering Geology 223

 

 

UGM720S

Underground Mining 323

Introduction to Mining and

7

9

 

 

Metallurgy 214

 

 

MLA720S

Mine Laboratory 320

Co-requisite: Rock Engineering 324, Mine Planning and Design 324

7

NCB

Year 4
Semester 7

MMG810S

Mine Management 414

None

8

12

MPD810S

Mine Planning and Design 414

Underground Mining 313,

8

12

 

 

Mine Drawing and Design 314

 

 

MEF810S

Mineral Economics and Financial

Mine Planning and Design 324

8

9

 

Valuation 413

 

 

 

MLA810S

Mine Laboratory 410

Mine Planning and Design 414, Mine Ventilation 414

8

NCB

                       
Semester 8

OHS820S

Occupational Health and Safety 423

None

8

9

MDP820S

Mining Engineering Design Project 420

All courses up to Semester 6

8

30

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