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 2013) 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 would occur from 31 March  2014 to 11 April 2014. 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 7th and 11th July 2014. Further information can be obtained from the following link here. Please contact Lindy.Dabrowski@wits.ac.za for further information.

PROPOSED POSTGRADUATE TIMETABLE - 2014

*** 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

C  Birch/ C Musingwini MINN7092 Mine Financial Valuation (Limited to 30 Students) 27 Jan – 7 Feb 21 Feb 7 Mar

SME – 2nd Floor

H Yilmaz MINN7010 Advanced Mechanics of Solids 27 Jan – 7 Feb 21 Feb 7 Mar

SME – 2nd Floor

D Goncalves MECN7058 Systems Engineering:  Hard Systems Methodologies 27 Jan – 31 Jan 14 Feb 28 Feb

SWE120

W Arnold MECN7006 Production & Operations Management 10 Feb TBA TBA

SWE110

R Falcon MINN7023 Coal Quality – It’s quality and utilisation 17 Feb – 21 Feb 7 Mar 21 Mar

Sturrock Park

J Bicheno MECN7028 Lean Manufacturing 17 Feb – 21 Feb TBA TBA

SME – 2nd Floor

I Watson MINN7025  Mining and the Environment 3 Mar – 14 Mar 28 Mar 14 Apr

CSMI

C E Dohm MINN7007 Statistical Valuation of Ore Reserves 3 Mar – 14 Mar 28 Mar 11 Apr

SME – 2nd Floor

T Hattingh MECN7060 Operations Management for Mining Systems 3 Mar – 7 Mar 28 Mar 11 Apr

PDH

TR Stacey MINN7005 Mechanical Properties of Rocks and Rock Masses 24 Mar–28 Mar 11 Apr 25 Apr

SME – 2nd Floor

C E Dohm MINN7006 Geostatistical Methods in Mineral Evaluation 5 May – 16 May 30 May 13 Jun

SME – 2nd Floor

L Zindi/M Woodhall/J Morgan MINN7089 Mine Planning Principles 5 May – 16 May 30 May 13 Jun

SME – 2nd Floor

C Birch MINN7050 Mineral Resource Management 26 May – 6 Jun 20 Jun 4 Jul

SME – 2nd Floor

R Minnitt MINN7014 Mineral Economics 26 May–30 May 13 Jun 27 Jun

SME – 2nd Floor

R Falcon CHMT7058 Coal Preparation & Beneficiation 9 Jun – 13 Jun 27 Jun 11 Jul

Sturrock Park

J McGill MINN7055 Advanced Mine Valuation 9 Jun – 13 Jun 27 Jun 11 Jul SME – 2nd Floor
H Mtegha MINN7016 Beneficiation Economics 23 Jun – 27 Jun 11 July 25 Jul

SME – 2nd Floor

JN van der Merwe MINN7018 Design of Support Systems for Underground Mine Workings 23 Jun – 27 Jun 11 July 25 Jul

SME – 2nd Floor

JL Porter MINN7009 Trackless Mechanised Mining 23 Jun – 27 Jun 11 July 25 Jul

PDH

M Hermanus MINN7049 Risk Management in Mining 23 Jun – 27 Jun 11 Jul 28 Jul

CSMI

A Macfarlane MINN7085 Valuation of Mineral Assets 21 Jul – 25 Jul 8 Aug 22 Aug

SME – 2nd Floor

R Falcon CHMT7057 Coal Combustion & Power Generation 28 Jul – 1 Aug 15 Aug 29 Aug

Sturrock Park

M Ali/ C Musingwini MINN7093 Applied Operations Research in Minerals Resources Management 4 Aug – 15 Aug 29 Aug 12 Sep

SME – 2nd Floor

R Minnitt MINN7038 Minerals Marketing 11 Aug – 15 Aug 29 Aug 12 Sep

SME – 2nd Floor

M Mochubele MINN7000 Principles of Ventilation 11 Aug – 15 Aug 05 Sep 12 Sep

SME – 2nd Floor

J Stacey MINN7076 Sustainable Dev in Mining and Industry 11 Aug – 22 Aug 5 Sep 22 Sep

CSMI

TR Stacey MINN7008 Numerical Modelling Techniques in Rock Engineering 18 Aug-22 Aug 5 Sep 19 Sep

SME – 2nd Floor

R Minnitt MINN7061 Sampling Theory and Methods 1 Sep – 5 Sep 19 Sep 3 Oct

SME – 2nd Floor

H Mtegha MINN7015 Mineral Policy & Investment 1 Sep - 12 Sep 26 Sep 10 Oct SME – 2nd Floor
AS McFarlane/S Naidoo/ GL Smith MINN7065 Strategic Planning in Mining 8 Sep – 12 Sep 26 Sep 10 Oct

SME – 2nd Floor

K De Jager MINN7078 Safety & Health Leadership and Human Factors 15 Sep – 19 Sep 3 Oct 20 Oct

CSMI

D Marais MINN7001 Environmental Engineering Topics 15 Sep – 19 Sep 10 Oct 10 Oct

PDH

S Rungan MINN7052 Compliance & Reporting Rules in the Minerals Industry 29 Sep – 10 Oct 24 Oct 7 Nov

SME – 2nd Floor

R Minnitt MINN7063 Grade Control Techniques and Applications 29 Sep - 3 Oct 17 Oct 31 Oct SME 2nd Floor
J N van der Merwe MINN7013 Surface Subsidence due to Underground Mining 6 Oct – 10 Oct 24 Oct 7 Nov

SME – 2nd Floor

L Hooge MINN7084 Socio-Economic Developments in Mining Communities 6 Oct – 10 Oct 24 Oct 7 Nov CSMI
D Limpitlaw MINN7024 Geographical Information Systems 6 Oct – 10 Oct 24 Oct 10 Nov

CSMI - Electronic

A Bals/ J Morgan MINN7091 Planning & Optimization of Surface Mines 13 Oct – 17 Oct 31 Oct 14 Nov

SME – 2nd Floor

C E Dohm MINN7043 Practical Implementation of Geostatistical Ore Evaluation Techniques 13 Oct – 17 Oct TBA TBA

SME – 2nd Floor

Z Borowitsh/P Leeuw MINN7080 Earth Moving Equipment, Technology and Management 27 Oct – 31 Oct 21 Nov 28 Nov

PDH

L Zindi/G Smith/A Bals MINN7090 Planning & Optimization of Underground Mines 3 Nov – 7 Nov 21 Nov 5 Dec

SME – 2nd Floor

R Falcon CHMT7006 Coal Management & Marketing 3 Nov – 7 Nov 21 Nov 5 Dec

Sturrock Park

RGB Pickering MINN7083 Rock Cutting Technology 10 Nov–14 Nov 05 Dec 12 Dec

PDH

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:
*MINN7055: Prerequisite: MINN7004 or equivalent
*MINN7066: Prerequisite: MINN7007 or equivalent
*MINN7041: Prerequisite: MINN7004 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 __ students
**MINN7004: Course will be limited to __ 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

#20 Mar 2014