UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

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WITS Mining - Postgraduate Programme
The School of Mining Engineering has, in conjunction with the South African mining industry, developed a comprehensive programme of postgraduate courses designed to cater for the needs of graduates. These include technical subjects for specialist skills in mining, mineral resource management and evaluation, and rock engineering, as well as management skills in evaluation techniques and fundamental mineral economic principles. Please download our Postgraduate Pamphlet for further information.

Postgraduate degrees offered
The School offers the following postgraduate qualifications:

GRADUATE DIPLOMA in ENGINEERING (G.D.E.) (Last intake July 2012 – no longer available from 2013)
The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (G.D.E.) involves passing six postgraduate courses taken from the selection offered by the School. A student may convert a G.D.E. to an M.Sc by completing a project report or, in the fields of mineral economics and rock mechanics, by completing a further six courses.

MASTER DEGREES

  • Master of Science in Engineering -- MSc(Eng) by research only
  • Master of Science in Engineering -- MSc(Eng) by advanced coursework and a project
  • Master of Engineering -- M(Eng) by advanced coursework only (phased out)

DOCTORATE DEGREE (Ph.D)

  • The Ph.D involves submission of a research thesis.

Postgraduate courses
The course contents and selection of courses in the annual timetable reflect the School's commitment to serve the mining industry's changing executive manpower needs. The courses are each presented as block release modules involving one or two weeks of full time lectures and a project. This format enables candidates resident at remote mines to participate in our postgraduate programme.

Postgraduate Handbook
We hope that you will find this handbook helpful. It contains information about the postgraduate degrees and diploma offered by the Faculty together with application and registration procedures and details of approved courses for postgraduate study. Click here to download the latest (May 2014) Postgraduate Handbook.

Short Course
Students who do not have a background in mining but intend to pursue a postgraduate degree at the School of Mining would have to register and attend the Introduction to Mining Engineering course, which will occur between 6th and 17th July 2015. Further information can be obtained from the following link here. You can also download the application form here or contact Lindy.Dabrowski@wits.ac.za for further information.

The Explosives Engineering for Surface and Underground Mines course has been developed by the School of Mining Engineering to provide the participants with knowledge of explosives engineering applicable to the mining industry. This course will occur between 13th and 17th April 2015. Further information can be obtained from the following link here. You can also download the application form here or contact Lindy.Dabrowski@wits.ac.za for further information.

POSTGRADUATE TIMETABLE - 2015

*** See important notes at the end of the timetable
TBA: To Be Announced – No dates set as yet

PRESENTER CODE COURSE NAME DATE EXAM ASSIGN VENUE
H Yilmaz MINN7010 Advanced Mechanics of Solids 26 Jan – 06 Feb 20 Feb 06 Mar

SoM 2nd Floor

C Birch /P Neingo/ T Oshokoya/ T Tholana MINN7092 Mine Financial Valuation 26 Jan – 06 Feb 20 Feb 06 Mar

SoM 2nd Floor

I Watson MINN7025 Mining and the Environment 02 Mar – 13 Mar 27 Mar 10 Apr

CSMI – 3rd Floor

T Tholana/ A Macfarlane/ L Zindi/ A Bals MINN7089 Mine Planning Principles 02 Mar – 13 Mar 27 Mar 10 Apr

SoM 2nd Floor

C Dohm MINN7007 Statistical Valuation of Ore Reserves 02 Mar – 13 Mar 27 Mar 10 Apr

SoM 2nd Floor

R Falcon MINN7028 Economic Geology of SA Coal 23 Mar – 27 Mar 10 Apr 24 Apr

Sturrock Park

TR Stacey MINN7036 Rock Mass Classification 13 Apr – 17 Apr 01 May 01 Jun

SoM 2nd Floor

J Stacey MINN7076 Sustainable Development in Mining and Industry 13 Apr – 17 Apr TBA TBA

CSMI – 3rd Floor

T Tholana/ M Ali/ P Leeuw MINN7093 Applied Operations Research in Mineral Resource Management 04 May – 15 May 29 May 12 Jun

SoM – 2nd Floor

C Dohm MINN7006 Geostatistical Methods in Mineral Evaluation 04 May – 15 May 29 May 12 Jun

SoM – 2nd Floor

K De Jager MINN7078 Safety and Health, Leadership and Human Factors 11 May – 15 May 29 May 30 Jun

CSMI – 3rd Floor

R Falcon MINN7047 Coal Extraction & Exploitation – Mining, Handling, Storage 18 May – 22 May 05 Jun 19 Jun

Sturrock Park

C Birch MINN7050 Mineral Resource Management 25 May – 05 Jun 19 Jun 03 Jul

SoM – 2nd Floor

A Macfarlane MINN7085 Valuation of Mineral Assets 01 Jun – 05 Jun 19 Jun 03 Jul

SoM – 2nd Floor

D Limpitlaw MINN7024 Geographical Information Systems 01 Jun – 05 Jun 19 Jun 03 Jul

CSMI – 3rd Floor

A Macfarlane MINN7041 Decision Making for Mining Investments 08 Jun – 12 Jun 26 Jun 10 Jul

SoM – 2nd Floor

Z Borowitsh MINN7080 Earthmoving Equipment, Technology and Management 08 Jun – 12 Jun 26 Jun 10 Jul

PDH

C Digby/ N Coulson MINN7084 Social Economic Development in Mining Communities 22 Jun – 26 Jun 10 Jul 24 Jul

CSMI – 3rd Floor

J Porter MINN7009 Trackless Mechanised Mining 22 Jun – 26 Jun 10 Jul 24 Jul

PDH

G Smith/ A Macfarlane/ T Tholana MINN7065 Strategic Planning in Mining 06 Jul – 10 Jul 24 Jul 07 Aug         SoM – 2nd Floor
J Rocha/ T Oshokoya MINN7015 Mineral Policy and Investment 06 Jul – 17 Jul 31 Jul 14 Aug

SoM – 2nd Floor

M Govender MINN7077 Occupational Health and Hygiene, Non-Specialist 20 Jul – 24 Jul 07 Aug 21 Aug

CSMI – 3rd Floor

R Minnitt MINN7014 Minerals Economics 20 Jul – 24 Jul 07 Aug 21 Aug

SoM – 2nd Floor

C Dohm MINN7043 Practical Implementation of Geostatistical Ore Evaluation Techniques 27 Jul – 31 Jul TBA TBA

TBA

R Minnitt MINN7038 Minerals Marketing 03 Aug – 07 Aug 21 Aug 04 Sep

SoM – 2nd Floor

T Tholana/ J Guy-Taylor/ T Zvarivadza/ I Watson MINN7090 Planning and Optimization of Underground Mines 03 Aug – 07 Aug 21 Aug 04 Sep

SoM – 2nd Floor

D Bakker MINN7079 Safety Health Environment and Community Systems 03 Aug – 07 Aug 21 Aug 04 Sep

CSMI – 3rd Floor

TR Stacey MINN7022 Mechanics and Design of Major Rock Slopes 17 Aug – 21 Aug 04 Sep 05 Oct

SoM – 2nd Floor

R Pickerin/ J Porter MINN7083 Rock Cutting Technology 17 Aug – 21 Aug 04 Sep 18 Sep

PDH

H Phillips/ M Mochubele MINN7000 Principles of Ventilation 17 Aug – 21 Aug 04 Sep 18 Sep

PDH

A Macfarlane MINN7087 Approaches to Valuation in Extractive Industries 24 Aug – 28 Aug 11 Sep 18 Sep

SoM – 2nd Floor

T Tholana/ L Zindi/ P Leeuw/ A Bals/ B Prout/ I Watson/ T Zvarivadza MINN7091 Planning and Optimization of Surface Mines 31 Aug – 04 Sep 18 Sep 02 Oct

SoM – 2nd Floor

R Minnitt MINN7061 Sampling Theory and Methods 31 Aug – 04 Sep 18 Sep 02 Oct

SoM – 2nd Floor

Courses are subject to cancellation or date changes. Students are advised to confirm the dates at least 2 weeks beforehand.
Students must ensure that the School has your contact details and of any changes thereof during the year. Please check via “Technical Enquiries” (anzolette.saville@wits.ac.za or the relevant Schools in the University).

NB: Prerequisite/Important Notes:
*MINN7085: Prerequisite: MINN7092 or equivalent
*MINN7090: Prerequisite: MINN7092, MINN7089 and MINN7093
*MINN7091: Prerequisite: MINN7092,MINN7089 and MINN7093
*MINN7006: Prerequisite: MINN7007 or equivalent
*MINN7041: Prerequisite: MINN7092 or equivalent
*MINN7043: Prerequisites: MINN7007, MINN7006 or equivalent
(NB: MINN7043 Projects/Presentations to be arranged with Presenter)
(NB: MINN7007, MINN7006 and MINN7043 must be done sequentially)
*MECN7054: Prerequisite: DMR (Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competence)
**MINN7061: Course will be limited to 30 students
**MINN7092: Course will be limited to 30 students
 ***MECN7006: This course will be run on MONDAY EVENINGS for a period of 13 WEEKS.
MINN7006 & MINN7007: Students are required to bring laptops

COURSES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING:  For further details on CHMT courses, contact Margaret.blair@wits.ac.za

Enquiries

All correspondence and enquiries relating to Postgraduate candidature programme should be addressed to:

Anzie Saville
Email: anzolette.saville@wits.ac.za
Tel: 011 717 7408
Fax: 011 339 8295
Postgraduate Admin Officer
School of Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3
Wits
2050

 

#10 Dec 2014