The qualified learner would be technically competent in the effective and safe process and manpower management of all mining production activities at first level management and supervision levels at mines.
The qualified learner should have the technical and management capability to effectively run all types of mining production operations at junior and mid-management level.
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).
- Students who have passed suitable access programmes may be exempted from the minimum requirements.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have a pre-committed practical training opportunity from a reputable mining company.
The Department reserves the right to select students for this programme. Students are advised to ensure a 100% health record, as required for employment and experiential learning at mines.
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.
A formal report must be submitted for the evaluation of experiential learning.
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.