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.
- Postgraduate Programme
- Postgraduate degrees offered
- Postgraduate courses
- Postgraduate Handbook - 2017
- Short Course
- PG Timetable - 2018
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 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.
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.
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.
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 18th to 29th June 2018. Further information can be obtained from the following link: Intro to Mining Course Flier - June 2018. You can also download the application form Intro to Mining Application - June 2018 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 2nd and 6th June 2018. Further information can be obtained from the following link Course flier. You can also download the Application Form or contact Lindy.Dabrowski@wits.ac.za for further information.
*** See important notes at the end of the timetable
TBA: To Be Announced – No dates set as yet
** Se important notes at the end of the timetable
|Lecturer||Course Number||Course Name||Course Dates||Exam Dates|
|TR Stacey||MINN7005||Mechanical Properties of Rock and Rock Masses||19 February - 23 February||09-Mar|
|C Dohm||MINN7006||Geostatistical Methods in Mineral Evaluation||09 April - 20 April||04-May|
|C Dohm||MINN7007||Statistical Valuation of Ore Reserves||26 February - 09 March||23-Mar|
|TR Stacey||MINN7008||Numerical Modelling Techniques in Rock Engineering||20 August - 24 August||07-Sep|
|T Zvarivadza||MINN7010||Advanced Mechanics of Solids||22 January - 2 February||16-Feb|
|R Masethe||MINN7012||Study and Control of Mining Induced Seismicity||01 October - 05 October||19-Oct|
|R Minnitt||MINN7014||Minerals Economics||23 July - 27 July||10-Aug|
|T Oshokoya||MINN7015||Mineral Policy and Investment||28 May - 08 June||22-Jun|
|H Mtegha||MINN7016||Beneficiation Economics||27 August - 31 August||14-Sep|
|R Minnitt||MINN7038||Minerals Marketing||22 August - 24 August||07-Sep|
|C Dohm||MINN7043||Practical Implementation of Geostatistical Ore Evaluation Techniques||30 July - 3 August||PRESENTATION ONLY|
|C Birch||MINN7050||Mineral Resource Management||28 May - 08 June||22-Jun|
|R Minnitt||MINN7054||Theoretical Simulation Techniques||15 - 19 October||02-Nov|
|B Genc||MINN7089||Mine Planning Principles||05 March - 09 March||23-Mar|
|B Genc||MINN7091||Planning and Optimization of Surface Mines||13 August - 17 August||31-Aug|
|C Birch||MINN7092||Mine Financial Valuation||22 January - 2 February||16-Feb|
|T Tholana||MINN7093||Applied Operations Research in Mineral Resource Management||07 May - 18 May||01-Jun|
|R Mitra||MINN7094||Research Methodology||22 January - 26 January||N/A|
|R Mitra||MINN7094||Research Methodology||14 May - 18 May||N/A|
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” (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.com
All correspondence and enquiries relating to Postgraduate candidature programme should be addressed to:
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
#17 Jan 2018