At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in basic metallurgical process operation and problem-solving, thus contributing to the needs of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Technician.
Exit level outcomes:
The qualifying student will have the ability to:
- Apply metallurgical principles to plants and processes and operate relevant metallurgical laboratory and plant equipment.
- Collect and process data, and evaluate information on different plant parameters.
- Show responsibility towards safety and health and the environment.
- Implement communication skills to write reports and make oral presentations, supported by effective non-verbal information.
- Apply technical and administrative principles to metallurgical plants and processes.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform under pressure, using own initiative.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- A National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Refer to Faculty Regulation EB3 for the minimum admission requirements for the Senior Certificate (until 2008) and the National Senior Certificate (from 2009).
- Recommended subject: Technical Drawing.
- N3 Certificate, with a pass of at least 60% in Mathematics and Physical Science, and a pass in two languages.
- Students who have passed suitable access programmes may be exempted from the minimum requirements.
Award of diploma
A National Diploma in the relevant field of study will be awarded to candidates after successful completion of all theoretical and experiential learning requirements.
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.