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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.

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WITS Mining - Postgraduate Programme
Courses 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:


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

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 (December 2016) PG Handbook 2017.

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 26th June to 7th July 2017. Further information can be obtained from the following link Intro to Mining - Course flier 2017 June. You can also download the application form Intro to Mining - Application Form June 2017 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 5th and 9th June 2017. Further information can be obtained from the following link EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING FOR SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND MINES. You can also download the Application form or contact Lindy.Dabrowski@wits.ac.za for further information.

 

POSTGRADUATE TIMETABLE - 2017

 

*** See important notes at the end of the timetable

TBA: To Be Announced – No dates set as yet

You can also download the latest 2017 PG Timetable as an MS Word file by clicking MINING POSTGRADUATE TIMETABLE 2017 (May).

 ** Se important notes at the end of the timetable

Presenter

Course Code

Course Name

Attendance

Exam

Assign

Venue

M Mochubele

MINN7000

Principles of Ventilation

NOT RUNNING IN 2017

C Dohm

MINN7006

Geostatistical Methods in Mineral Evaluation

CANCELLED

C Dohm

MINN7007

Statistical Valuation of Ore Reserves

CANCELLED

J Porter

MINN7009

Trackless Mechanised Mining

19-23JUN

TBA

TBA

PDH

H Yilmaz

MINN7010

Advanced Mechanics of Solids

23 JAN - 3 FEB

17-Feb

10-Mar

SoM 2nd FL

R Masethe

MINN7012

Study and Control of Mining Induced Seismicity

18-22 SEPT

06-Oct

20-Oct

SoM 2nd FL

R Minnitt

MINN7014

Minerals Economics

20-24 FEB

10-Mar

24-Mar

SoM 2nd FL

J Rocha/ T Oshokoya

MINN7015

Mineral Policy and Investment

22 MAY -2 JUNE

15-Jun

30-Jun

SoM 2nd FL

H Mtegha

MINN7016

Beneficiation Economics

27 FEB - 3 MAR

17-Mar

31-Mar

SoM 2nd FL

TR Stacey/ H Yilmaz

MINN7018

Design of Support Systems for Underground Mine Workings

14 - 18 AUG

01-Sep

15-Sep

SoM 2nd FL

TR Stacey

MINN7022

Mechanics & Design of Major Rock Slopes

09 - 13 OCT

27-Oct

10-Nov

SoM 2nd FL

TR Stacey

MINN7036

Rock Mass Classification in Rock Engineering

06 – 10 MAR

24-Mar

07-Apr

SoM 2nd FL

R Minnitt

MINN7038

Minerals Marketing

03 - 07 APR

21-Apr

05-May

SoM 2nd FL

C Dohm

MINN7043

Practical Implementation of Geostatistical Ore Evaluation Techniques

CANCELLED

C Birch

MINN7050

Mineral Resource Management

22 MAY - 2 JUN

15-Jun

30-Jun

SoM 2nd FL

R Minnitt

MINN7054

Theoretical Simulation Techniques

18-22 SEPT

06-Oct

20-Oct

SoM 2nd FL

R Minnitt

MINN7061

Sampling Theory and Methods

24-28 JULY

11-Aug

25-Aug

SoM 2nd FL

J Stacey

MINN7076

Sustainable Development in Mining

08-12 MAY

26-May

09-Jun

CSMI 3rd FL

Z Borowitsh

MINN7080

Earthmoving Equipment, Technology and Management

31 JUL – 04 AUG

18-Aug

01-Sep

PDH

J Porter

MINN7083

Rock Cutting Technology

21 AUG – 25 AUG

01-Sep

08-Sep

CSMI 3rd FL

T Tholana/A Macfarlane/L Zindi/A Bals/B Genc

MINN7089

Mine Planning Principles

6-17 MAR

31-Mar

13-Apr

SoM 2nd FL

T Tholana/J Guy-Taylor/T Zvarivadza/I Watson

MINN7090

Planning and Optimization of Underground Mines

10-14 JULY

28-Jul

11-Aug

SoM 2nd FL

B Genc/L Zindi/P Leeuw/A Bals/B Prout/I Watson/T Zvarivadza

MINN7091

Planning and Optimization of Surface Mines

14-18 AUG

01-Sep

15-Sep

SoM 2nd FL

C Birch/P Neingo/T Oshokoya/T Tholana

MINN7092

Mine Financial Valuation

23 JAN - 3 FEB

17-Feb

03-Mar

SoM 2nd FL

T Tholana/M Ali/P Leeuw

MINN7093

Applied Operations Research in Mineral Resource Management

8-19 MAY

02-Jun

15-Jun

SoM 2nd FL

R Minnitt

MINN7094

Research Methodology

30 JAN - 03 FEB

N/A

N/A

SoM 2nd FL

R Minnitt

MINN7094

Research Methodology

05 - 09JUN

N/A

N/A

SoM 2nd FL

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
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

 

#11 May 2017

 

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