Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering)

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 full-time basis.

Degree Structure

The curriculum for Level 100 shall be stipulated in the Faculty Special Regulation 21.20.
Level 200 Mining Engineering shall consist of the following courses:

Semester 3

MAT291 Engineering Mathematics I (Core, 3Credits)
CCB211 Engineering Materials (Core, 2 Credits)
CCB212 Statics (Core, 2 Credits)
MIN211 Introduction to Mining Engineering (Core, 3 Credits)
EEB211 DC Circuit Principles (Core, 2 Credits)
MMB211 Engineering Drawing (Core, 2 Credits)
GEC 2xx Approved GEC (Core, 2 Credits)

Semester 4

MAT292 Engineering Mathematics II, (Core, Prerequisites MAT 291, 3 Credits)
CCB221 Strength of Materials, (Core, Prerequisites CCB 212, 2 Credits)
MIN211 Mine Safety & Health, (Core, Prerequisites MIN211, 3 Credits)
EEB221 AC Circuit Principles, (Core, 2 Credits)
MMB22 Computer Aided Drafting, (Core, Prerequisites MMB 211, 2 Credits)
MMB 222 Dynamics, (Core, 2 Credits)
GEC 2xx Approved GEC, (Core, 2 Credits)

Winter session

MIN220 Professional Training (Winter, 4)

Level 300 Mining Engineering shall consist of the following courses:

Semester 5

MIN314 Geology for Engineers, (Core, 2 Credits)
MIN313 Introduction to Mineral Processing, (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN316 Mining and the Environment, (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
SOC334* Sociology of Development, (Option, 3 Credits)
POL306* International Political Economy, (Option, 3 Credits)
LAW215* Foundations of Business Law , (Option, 3 Credits)
*Two Approved 3 Credit Options

Semester 6

MIN326 Mine Surveying , (Core, 3 Credits)
IMB425 Operations Research I, (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN325 Mine Supervision and Management, (Core, 3 Credits)
CCB322 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, (Core, Prerequisites CCB 212, 3)
Po305* Politics of Southern Africa, (Option, 3 Credits)
PAD202* Public Administration in Botswana, (Option, 3 Credits)
LAW253* Foundation of Engineering Law, (Option, 3 Credits)
*Two Approved 3 Credit Options

Winter session

MIN 300 Mine Tour (Winter, 1)

Level 400 Mining Engineering shall consist of the following courses:

Semester 7

MIN 411 Rock Drilling , (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIN 412 Rock Mechanics, (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits Credits)
MIN413 Surface Mining – Hard Rock, (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3)
MIN 414 Underground Mining – Hard Rock, (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIP 413 Extractive Metallurgy, (Core, Prerequisites MIP 313, 3 Credits)
IMB 515 Operations Research II, (Core, 3 Credits)

Semester 8

MIN421 Mine Ventilation (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIP425 Mine Management (Core, Prerequisites MIN 325, 3 Credits)
MIN423 Rock Blasting (Core, Prerequisites MIN 411, 3 Credits)
MIP424 Mining Industry Economics (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN425 Coal Mining (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)

Winter Semester

MIN400 Mine Tour II (Winter, 1 Credit)

Level 500 Mining Engineering shall consist of the following courses:

Semester 9

MIN 510 Project I, (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN511 Specialised Blasting Applications, (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIN514 Surface Mine Planning and Design, (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIP515 Mining Capital Project Development , (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN516 Mining Geostatistics , (Core, Prerequisites MAT291, CCB 314, 3 Credits)

Semester 10

MIN 520 Project II (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN521* Material Handling in Mines (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIN522 Mine Power and Drainage (Core, Prerequisites MIN 211, 3 Credits)
MIP523 Tailings and Wastewater Disposal (Core, 3 Credits)
MIN523 Underground Mine Planning and Design(Core, Prerequisites MIN 413, 3 Credits)

Assessment

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.

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 (overall course grade) of UB.Continuous assessment in courses shall be based on testsand/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.