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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Program Name : Diploma in Mining Engineering

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1: 12 (Maths + Physics)


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and Physics. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant industrial experience. In addition, all admitted applicants into this programme would be required to provide medical proof of fitness when accepting their admission offer to confirm that they would be fit to work in a mining environment at the end of their studies. Entrance Requirements The normal minimum entrance requirements to the Diploma in Mining Engineering Programme shall be the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent, with passes in Mathematics and at least 1 Science subject. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant industrial experience. Medical requirements are: a) Applicants must be in possession of a satisfactory medical certificate required under University Regulations Governing Admissions (Regulation 1.41) and must also comply with the health and fitness requirements in accordance with Regulations 91 and 92 of the Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Regulations [CAP. 44:02]; b) A student who becomes permanently medically unfit to be employed at a mine as specified in the Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Regulations [CAP. 44:02] will be required to withdraw from the Programme. Programme Structure The Programme will be a Single Major that will normally extend over 6 semesters of full-time study, of which 40 weeks shall be spent on Industrial Training. It shall contain 1 subject called Mining Engineering consisting of courses shown below. Students who have been in full-time employment within the mining sector may be exempted from part or all of the Industrial Training requirements at the discretion of the Departmental Board. Assessment All courses shall be assessed as stipulated in the Faculty Special Regulation 11.30.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  ENGINEERING DRAWING Credits : 2
  PLANE SURVEYING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO MINING ENGINEERING Credits : 2
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE Credits : 2
  MATHEMATICS I Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  MINING METHODS Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO MINIRAL PROCESSING Credits : 2
  MINE TOUR Credits : 1
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY FOR MINING ENGINEERS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING Credits : 15
  MATHEMATICS II Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  MINE VENTILATION Credits : 2
  ENGINEERING MATERIALS Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  ADVANCED MINING METHODS AND PRODUCTION CONTRL Credits : 2
  PRINCIPLES OF GROUND CONTROL Credits : 2
  MINING PLANT, EQUIPMENT SELECTION AND MAINT Credits : 2
  EXPLOSIVES, DRILLING AND BLASTING Credits : 3
  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MINING PROBLEMS Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  SOIL MECHANICS 1 Credits : 2
  SMALL SCALE MINING Credits : 2
  MINE SURVEYING Credits : 2
  MINE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  MINE PLANNING AND DESIGN Credits : 2
  MINING, HEALTH & SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT LAWS Credits : 2
  MINE SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT Credits : 2
  MINE ENGINEERING PROJECT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  ADVANCED EXPLOSIVES, DRILLING AND BLASTING Credits : 2
  ADVANCED MINE GEOTECHNICS Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO MINE DESIGN SOFTWARE Credits : 2
  EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY Credits : 2
  ORE RESERVE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
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