After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.
A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.
A qualified student will be technically competent in the effective and safe management of all types of mining production activities for middle and senior production and technical management.
Exit level outcomes:
A qualified student should have the:
- Technical engineering ability to manage any type of mining production operations at middle and senior management level effectively.
- Ability to contribute meaningfully to high-level decisions in the areas of rock mechanics and ventilation.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- A National Diploma leading to the BTech: Mining Engineering, with the minimum entry requirement to be determined by the Head of Department, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Also, refer to Faculty Regulation EB3.
The Department reserves the right to select students for entry to this programme.
PLEASE NOTE: Although APS requirements are low. Any potential applicant should be advised when querying the feasibility of entering the programme that they should ideally have been exposed to a mine visit underground before making the decision and most importantly are physically strong enough (mass in excess of 40Kg) and that they are in good health with acceptable senses such as hearing and vision. Applicants will have to pass a medical assessment to gain employment in the industry. Applicants should ideally have the backing of a mining company.
Conferment of the degree
The Baccalaureus Technologiae: Mining Engineering will be conferred on students who have completed all the prescribed modules successfully.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.