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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Program Name : Bachelor of Engineering (Mineral Engineering)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1: 18 ( Maths + Chem + Physics)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 10

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; In addition, all admitted applicants would be required to provide medical proof of fitness when accepting their offer to confirm that they would be fit to work in a mining environment at the end of their studies. Admission to the Bachelor of Science (Mineral Engineering) Degree shall be as stipulated in the Faculty Special Regulations 21.10. The normal minimum requirements for admission to level 200 for a degree program shall be satisfactory completion of level 100 of the Bachelor of Science(General) degree of the Faculty of Science or equivalent institution with at least C grades in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants in possession of an appropriate 'A' level qualification with at least C grades in Mathematics and at least one of: Physics and Chemistry may be admitted directly to Level 200 of the programme. Applicants in possession of a relevant Diploma may be admitted directly into Level 200 of the degree programme. Duration of the Programme The duration of the programme shall be: A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 semesters on a full-time basis. Degree Structure The curriculum for Level 100 shall be stipulated in the Faculty Special Regulation 21.20. A course may consist entirely of fieldwork, project work, practical work, design, and seminars. In addition to work during the semester, a subject may include prescribed fieldwork or assignments during the vacation periods. Assessment Continuous assessment in courses shall be based on tests and/or design, assignments, and where applicable laboratory reports and field reports. The ratio of continuous assessment to formal examination shall be 2:3 Overall performance in a course shall be as specified in the General Regulation 00.84. Final Examinations There shall be no supplementary examinations. A student who fails a core or pre-requisite or co-requisite course shall retake the course when offered again. A student who has failed an optional/elective/general education course may retake the course or its equivalent. Progression from Semester to Semester General Regulation 00.90 shall apply. Award of the Degree General Regulation 00.85 shall apply. Classification of the degree shall be in accordance with the provisions of General Regulation 20.4 Professional Training Students shall undergo Professional Training (Internship) of 8 weeks duration after levels 200 and take a 2 weeks Tour of Mine Treatment Plants after level 300 as specified in the Special Regulations for the Professional Training and Tour of Mine Treatment Plants for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mineral Processing) Programme. Assessment of Professional Training Professional Training shall be assessed as specified in the Special Regulations for the Professional Training and Tour of Mine Treatment Plants for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mineral Engineering) Programme. Special Regulations for Professional Training and Tour of Mine Treatment Plants for the Bachelor of Engineering(Mineral Processing) Programme. Preamble Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 000 and 100 the following Professional Training Regulations shall apply to students on the Bachelor of Engineering (Mineral Engineering) programme. Structure A student shall undergo supervised Professional Training of 8 weeks duration after level 200 (MIP 220). 29.922 A student shall undergo a 2 week Mine Tour after level 300 (MIP 320). During the Professional Training students shall be subjected to such codes, procedures, laws, rules, and other regulations as applicable to the mining industry/organisation. Assessment During each Professional Training period, students shall be visited 2 times at location of placement to be assessed by staff teaching on the programme. A student's performance will be assessed by means of: Confidential report from the student’s immediate supervisor at location of placement. Professional Training reports and logbook submitted by the student at the end of each Internship period. Professional Training visits by an assessor from the relevant Department of Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The Professional Training session shall be evaluated as specified in 2.2. The ratio of Confidential Report marks to Professional Report marks to Professional Training Visits shall be based on the FET industrial training regulations. Assessment of the Tour of Mine Treatment Plants shall be by submission of a written report. A student who has an incomplete grade shall be allowed to complete Professional Training at a time recommended by the Faculty. Repeating Professional Training A student who fails to meet the requirements of Professional Training shall be required to repeat the training at a time recommended by the Faculty.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

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

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  ENGINEERING MATERIALS Credits : 2
  STATICS Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES I Credits : 2
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MINING ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING DRAWING Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  STRENGTHS OF MATERIALS Credits : 2
  A.C. CIRCUIT PRINCIPLES II Credits : 2
  EARTH PROCESSES,MINERAL RESOURCES AND DEV. Credits : 2
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II Credits : 3
  MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH I Credits : 3
  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Credits : 4
  MANUAL & COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING Credits : 2
  DYNAMICS Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS III Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY Credits : 2
  PRINCIPLES OF MINERAL PROCESSING Credits : 3
  ELEMENTS OF MINING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Credits : 2
  PROCESS MINERALOGY I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  FLUID MECHANICS & HYDRAULICS Credits : 3
  ATOMIC STRUCTURE,BONDING & MAIN GRP CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  BASIC MACRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  ENERGY AND SOCIETY Credits : 2
  BOTSWANA MINING LAW Credits : 2
  PHYSICAL MINERAL PROCESSES Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MINERAL PROCESSING Credits : 3
  FLOTATION & OTHER CONCENTRATION METHODS Credits : 3
  EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY Credits : 3
  SYSTEMS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING 1 Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  COAL PREPARATION I Credits : 3
  PROCESSING OF PRECIOUS METALS Credits : 3
  DIAMOND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY I Credits : 3
  MINERAL ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  MINE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Semester 9

Core Courses

  MINERAL SEPARATION PROCESSES Credits : 3
  PLANT PROCESS & FLOW SHEET DESIGN Credits : 3
  PROCESS CONTROL & INSTRUMN. FOR MIN. ENGINEER Credits : 3
  PROJECT I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Elective Courses

  PLANT ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS Credits : 4

Semester 10

Core Courses

  TAILINGS & WASTEWATER DISPOSAL Credits : 3
  MATERIALS HANDLING AND TRANSPORT Credits : 3
  PROCESSING PLANT EQUIP SELECTN &MAINTENANCE I Credits : 3
  PROJECT II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 10.

Elective Courses

  ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Credits : 3
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