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
- PG Handbook 2019
- Short Course
- PG Timetable 2019
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 Brochure 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 PG Handbook 2019.
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 from the 1st of July 2019 to the 12th of July 2019. Further information can be obtained from the following link: Course Flier Intro July 2019 . You can also download the application form Introduction to Mining Application or contact Sonja.Douman@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 25 – 29 March 2019 . Further information can be obtained from the following link Course Flier 2019. You can also download the Application Form or contact Sonja.Douman@wits.ac.za for further information.
*** See important notes at the end of the timetable
TBA: To Be Announced – No dates set as yet
|2019 MINING POSTGRADUATE TIMETABLE|
|Lecturer||Course Number||Course Name||Course Dates||Exam Dates||Assignment Date|
|M. Mochubele||MINN7000A||Principles of Ventilation||24 June - 28 June||15 - July||26 - July|
|C. Dohm||MINN7006A||Geostatistical Methods in Mineral Evaluation||03 June - 14 June||28- June||12 - July|
|C. Dohm||MINN7007A||Statistical Valuation of Ore Reserves||11 February -22 February||08 - Mar||22 - March|
|E. Uludag||MINN7009A||Trackless Mechanised Mining||15 July - 19 July||02 -Aug||16 - August|
|T. Zvarivadza||MINN7010A||Advanced Mechanics of Solids||21 January - 1 February||15 - Feb||01 - March|
|R. Masethe||MINN7012A||Study and Control of Mining Induced Seismicity||26 August - 30 August||13 - Sep||27 - Sep|
|RCA. Minnitt||MINN7014A||Minerals Economics||01 July - 05 July||19 - July||02 - August|
|H. Mtegha||MINN7015A||Mineral Policy and Investment||20 May - 31 May||14 - Jun||28 - June|
|H. Mtegha||MINN7016A||Beneficiation Economics||25 March - 29 March||12 - April||26 - April|
|TR. Stacey/B. Watson||MINN7022A||Mechanics and Design of Major Rock Slopes||04 March - 15 March||29 - March||12 - April|
|P. Ledwaba||MINN7025A||Mining and the Environment||02 September - 06 September||20 - Sep||04 - Oct|
|TR. Stacey/B. Watson||MINN7036A||Rock Mass Classification in Rock Engineering||19 August - 23 August||06 - Sep||20 - Sep|
|RCA. Minnitt||MINN7038A||Minerals Marketing||26 August - 30 August||13 - Sep||27 - Sep|
|C. Dohm||MINN7043A||Practical Implementation of Geostatistical Ore Evaluation Techniques||22 July - 26 July||PRESENTATION: 19 August - 23 August|
|C. Birch||MINN7050A||Mineral Resource Management||12 August - 23 August||06 - September||20 - September|
|RCA. Minnitt||MINN7054A||Theoretical Simulation Techniques||07 October - 11 October||25 - October||08-November|
|L. Zindi||MINN7065A||Strategic Planning in Mining||11 March - 15 March||29 - March||12 - April|
|H. Thomas/R. Mitra||MINN7074A||Slope Stability Monitoring||30 September - 04 October||18 - October||01 - November|
|E. Uludag||MINN7083A||Rock Cutting Technology||16 September- 20 September||04 - October||18 - October|
|B. Genc||MINN7089A||Mine Planning Principles||03 June - 14 July||28 - June||12 - July|
|C. Birch||MINN7092A||Mine Financial Valuation||28 January - 8 February||22 - February||08 - March|
|T. Tholana||MINN7093A||Applied Operations Research in Mineral Resource Management||06 May - 17 May||31 - May||14 - June|
|R. Mitra||MINN7094A||Research Methodology for Mining Engineering (10 Credits Only)||04 February - 8 February||N/A||18 - March|
Timetable is dowloadable here 2019 PG Timetable
Courses are subject to cancellation or date changes. Students are advised to confirm the dates at least 3 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:
MINN7043A: Prerequisites: MINN7007A, MINN7006A or equivalent
(NB: MINN7043A Projects/Presentations to be arranged with Presenter)
(NB: MINN7007A, MINN7006A and MINN7043A must be done sequentially)
MINN7054: Prerequisites: MINN7007A and MINN7006A
MINN7089: Prerequisites: MINN7092A
- Please ensure that you bring a laptop or tablet to all lectures (WIFI done at Wits ICT)
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
#29 November 2018