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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Program Name : Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1:20 (Maths + Physics + Bio or Chem)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 10

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics and Physics, and a grade of C in any one from Biology or Chemistry. In addition, all admitted applicants 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. For admission to level 200, applicants must have any one of the following: a) Level 100 of the Bachelor of Science with at least grade C in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics or equivalent grades and subjects from recognized institutions. b) A-Level with at least grade C in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or equivalent, c) An acceptable Mining Diploma from UB or any recognized institution. Entrance Requirements Admission to the Bachelor of Science (Mining 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 an appropriate 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 fulltime basis. Degree Structure The curriculum for Level 100 shall be stipulated in the Faculty Special Regulation 21.20. Level 400 Mining Engineering shall be as stipulated in the advanced mining engineering subjects offered at the Mining Engineering Department,University of Missouri Rolla. Level 500 Mining Engineering shall be as stipulated in the advanced mining engineering subjects offered at the Mining Engineering Department, University of Missouri Rolla. 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 12.53 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-req. 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 12.81 The UMR General Regulation for awarding the degree shall apply. Professional Training Students shall undergo Professional Training (Internship) of 8 weeks duration after levels 200 and take a 2-week Mine Tour after level 300 as specified in the Special Regulations for the Professional Training and Mine Tour for the Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) Programme. Assessment of Professional Training Professional Training shall be assessed as specified in the Special Regulations for the Professional Training and Mine Tour for the Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) Programme. Special Regulations for Professional Training and Mine Tour for the Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering). 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(Mining) programme. Structure 1.1 A student shall undergo supervised Professional Training of 8 weeks duration after level 200 (MIN 220). 1.2 A student shall undergo a 2 week Mine Tour after level 300 (MIN 320). 1.3 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 1 During each Professional Training period, students shall be visited 2 times at location of placement to be assessed by staff teaching on the programme. 2 A student’s performance will be assessed by means of: a) Confidential report from the student’s immediate supervisor at location of placement. b) Professional Training reports and logbook submitted by the student at the end of each Internship period. c) Professional Training visits by an assessor from the relevant Department of Faculty of Engineering and Technology. 3. 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. 4. Assessment of the Mine Tour shall be by submission of a written report. 2.5 A student who has an incomplete grade shall be allowed to complete Professional Training at a time recommended by the Faculty. Repeating Professional Training.

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
  ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES I Credits : 2
  ENERGY AND SOCIETY 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
  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Credits : 4
  MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH I Credits : 3
  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

  CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC ISSUES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO MINE SURVEYING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY Credits : 2
  PRINCIPLES OF MINERAL PROCESSING Credits : 3
  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MINING Credits : 2
  SMALL SCALE MINING Credits : 2
  ELEMENTS OF MINING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Credits : 2

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

  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  BASIC MACRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  MINE TOUR Credits : 1
  ELEMENTS OF MINING METHODS Credits : 3
  MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH II Credits : 2
  ELEMENTS OF MINE VENTILATION Credits : 2
  BOTSWANA MINING LAW Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO MINE SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT Credits : 2
  MINE SURVEYING Credits : 2

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

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

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

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

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

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Semester 10

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 10.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 10.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 10.
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