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MINE ENGINEERING

Mining II - MIN2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MEP171X
Purpose: Mining strategies, layouts, access to ore bodies, support, planning, intro to ventilation.
Medical Equipment IV (Module A) (Theory) - MEQ4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 11
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: MEQPRA4
Purpose: Health delivery systems; Environmental Management and hazards; Rehabilitation devices.
Mining III - MIN3601
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Mining methods, open (surface) mining, massive deposits, strip mining, large excavations, incline development, rock breaking, pillar extraction, transport.
Medical Equipment IV (Module A) (Practical) - MEQPRA4
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 1
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: MEQ4701
Purpose: Health delivery systems; Environmental Management and hazards; Rehabilitation devices.
Mining Engineering Practice II - MPR201E
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Purpose: Experiential learning. See National Diploma: Mining Engineering in the College calendar.
Mining III A - MIN3701
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the technical aspects of extracting the raw material from the ground for the benefit of mankind with emphasis on hard rock (gold and platinum}. The use of minerals by human beings dates back from time immemorial. It is generally known today that there are a variety uses of mining products and these include: electrical conductors, stainless steel manufacturing, dental and medical uses, domestic utensils, building of houses and computers to mention but a few. The products that we use daily in our lives originate from mining and are manufactured using different types of minerals that occur in the ground naturally. It is important to note that these minerals are located in different parts of the world and at different depths from the surface. Mining Engineers and Technologists usually find themselves facing the challenge of developing the methods of extracting these minerals from the ground. The purpose of this module is therefore to introduce Advanced Diploma Mining Engineering students to such mining environments and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills. The focus of this module is on content of particular importance to technical persons involved with the extraction of minerals from the ground. This module will enable students to generate feasible solutions to everyday problems encountered while extracting the minerals in their respective operations. On completion of this module the student will be able to apply mining engineering principles to their operations.
Mineral Exploitation I - MEP171X
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Mining; geology; surveying; metallurgy.
Mine Survey II - MSG211Q
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MEP171X
Purpose: Coordinate systems; traversing; resection; trilateration; tacheometry; area and volumes determination; major and minor dips; curves; computer applications.
Mine Environmental Engineering II (only available in the 2nd semester) - MIN3702
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the aspects of controlling the environment in the mining operation for the safety of the mine personnel. The extraction of raw materials comes with a lot of health and safety risks. It is therefore necessary to mitigate these risks to be able to mine safely and not expose people to dangerous conditions. Most of the damages caused by mining activities cannot be hidden because of the processes involved. Mining Engineers and Technologists usually find themselves facing the challenge to ensure sustainability and save the environment, which is a challenging aspect to the developing countries. The purpose of this module is therefore to introduce ND Mining Engineering students to health and safety in the mining environment and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills to address problems associated with gases, dust, radiation etc. to mention but a few. On completion of this module they will be able to apply mining engineering principles, procedures and knowledge related to environmental management in mining operations. The module will help students become better engineers with the ability to generate feasible environmental solutions to everyday problems encountered while extracting minerals and metals in their respective mining operations.
Mining Engineering Practice I - MPR101E
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Purpose: Experiential learning on the job.
Mine Survey III - MSG3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MSG211Q
Purpose: Missing data calculation; satellite stations; ore passes; area determination; shaft surveying; curves; survey instruments and practical surveying; legal knowledge.
Mine Engineering and Equipment III (only available in the 2nd semester) - MIN3703
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on mine engineering, technology, equipment, the interaction between various components and pieces of equipment, the interaction between technology and operators and designing systems to achieve objectives and specifications that can be evaluated in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, safety requirements, maintenance intensiveness, impact on the environment and the health of employees and other stakeholders
Mine Survey Practice I - MSP101R
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Purpose: Experiential learning on the job on a mine.
Mine Survey Practice II - MSP242S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Purpose: Experiential learning on the job on a mine.
Mine Design Project - MIN3704
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide the mining technologists with the skills and tools necessary for design of mining projects. It is also to equip the technologists with background knowledge regarding the principles of engineering research and design in general.
Engineering Management I (Offered from 2021) - ENM2601
Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the engineering management needs of technical people such as engineers, technologists, scientists and technicians. Young engineers often find themselves managing people and other resources soon after they start their careers. Some may find themselves in a supervisory, management or entrepreneurial role very soon after graduating. Most engineers cannot escape involvement in commercial or administrative dealings with customers, suppliers, contractors, accountants and managers. Engineering managers are usually persons with technical and management skills appointed in managerial positions at organisations such as mines, factories, plants or power stations. The purpose of this module is therefore to introduce engineering students to such business and management environments and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills. On completion of this module they will be able to apply basic management principles in their organisations. The focus of this module is on content of particular importance to technical persons involved with project management, techno-economic analysis, and those working with people and in teams. It is believed that this module will help students become better engineers, supervisors and engineering managers.
Mine Survey Practice III - MSP352T
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Purpose: Experiential learning on the job on a mine.
Mining III B (only available in the 2nd semester) - MIN3705
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MIN3701
Purpose: This module focuses on the technical aspects of extracting the coal from the ground for the benefit of mankind. The use of minerals by human beings dates back from time immemorial. It is generally known today that there are a variety uses of mining products and these include: electrical conductors, stainless steel manufacturing, dental and medical uses, domestic utensils, building of houses and computers to mention but a few. The products that we use daily in our lives originate from mining and are manufactured using different types of minerals that occur in the ground naturally. It is important to note that these minerals are located in different parts of the world and at different depths from the surface. Mining Engineers and Technologists usually find themselves facing the challenge of developing the methods of extracting these minerals from the ground. The purpose of this module is therefore to introduce Advanced Diploma Mining Engineering students to such mining environments and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills. On completion of this module they will be able to apply mining engineering principles in their operations. The focus of this module is on content of particular importance to technical persons involved with the extraction of minerals from the ground. It is believed that this module will help students become better engineers with the ability to generate feasible solutions to everyday problems encountered while extracting the minerals in their respective operations (ECSA standards).
Geology: Mining III - GMI3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MGY2601 or MGY291S
Purpose: Revision of previous work; structural geology.
Metrology III (Practical) - MTRPRA3
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 1
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ECT2601 & ECTPRA2 Co-requisite: MTR3601 & EKM3601 & EKMPRA3
Purpose: Metrological methods; fundamentals of instruments and measurements; characteristics' static, dynamic and general; measurement evaluation.
Mine Management - MIN3706
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the mine management needs of technical people such as mining engineers, technologists, certificated mining engineers and mining engineering managers. Young mining engineers, technologists and certificated engineers often find themselves managing people and other resources soon after they start their careers. Many South African mines, especially those that mine narrow tabular reefs, are still very labour intensive. Some mining students may find themselves in a supervisory, management or entrepreneurial roles very soon after graduating where they often have to integrate the inputs from various people in either the project or operational phases of a mine. Most engineers cannot escape involvement in commercial or administrative dealings with customers, suppliers, contractors, accountants and managers. The purpose of this module, together with Engineering Management I and II is to introduce mining engineering students to the mining business and management environments and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills. These three modules include the syllabus prescribed by the Department of Minerals Resources (DMR) for paper B3 of the Mine Manager's Government Certificate of Competency (MMGCC). On completion of this module students will be able to apply various management principles in their organisations. The focus of this module is on content of particular importance to technical persons who want to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa as professional technologists, engineers and certificated engineers. It is believed that this module will help students to become better mining engineers, supervisors and engineering managers.
Mineral Beneficiation II - MBE2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MEP171X
Purpose: Ore handling; mineral treatment and concentration; metal extraction techniques; coal beneficiation, general processes, ore processing flow charts, gold, coal, diamond; ISO symbols; ore and waste handling; classification; liquid/solid separation; separation processes; hydro metallurgical processes; residue and effluent control; value analysis.
Mining Technical Services III - MTS351X
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Environmental control; rock mechanics
Rock Mechanics II (only available in the 2nd semester) - MIN3707
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide mining technicians with an advanced knowledge regarding selected rock mechanics applications in mining operations. It is also to equip the technicians with relevant decision-making and problem-solving skills needed in the field of Rock Engineering. The module complements Rock Mechanics I (MIN2609) which forms part of the Diploma in Mining Engineering offered by the University of South Africa.
Mine Engineering II - MEN2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SMI181Q
Purpose: Technical drawings; machinery components; applied energy conversion; machinery safety; materials technology.
Mine Valuation II - MVA231Q
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MEP171X
Purpose: Sampling; averaging; tonnage and mineral content; ore flow; grade control; life of mine; evaluation of mineral deposits.
Mine Safety (only available in the 2nd semester) - MIN3708
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the safety aspects of extracting minerals and metals in the mining industry. Mine safety is regulated and is of utmost importance to the industry and all stakeholders. Many people have lost their lives through mine accidents and related occupational diseases. Mining Engineers and Technologists usually find themselves facing the challenge of mine related accidents and diseases resulting in permanent disability or loss of lives. The purpose of this module is therefore to introduce ND Mining Engineering students to safety in the mining environment and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills to mine safety. On completion of this module they will be able to apply safety, health, environment and quality management principles, procedures and legislation related to the safety of equipment and all employees in the mining industry during mining operations. The module will help students become better engineers with the ability to generate feasible mine safety solutions to everyday problems encountered while extracting minerals and metals in their respective mining operations.
Medical Equipment III (Module A) (Theory) - MEQ3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 11
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: MEQPRA1
Purpose: Introduction to transducers, detectors and sensors. Diagnostic equipment and systems: temperature measuring instruments, blood pressure measurement, electrocardiography, electrocencephalography, electromyography, lung function and spirometry, cardiac output monitoring, specialised systems. Therapeutic equipment and systems: infusion pumps, dialysis machines, ventilation.
Mine Valuation III - MVA3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MVA231Q & STA1510
Purpose: Management control factors; present values and compound interest; laws and regulations governing mining leases; taxation and leases; borehole evaluation; statistical distribution; probability; regression; statistical valuation; computer applications.
Applied Mathematics: Minerals II - MIN3709
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the application of the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the minerals industry with the purpose of improving decision making.
Medical Equipment III (Module B) (Theory) - MEQ3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 11
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: MEQPRA2
Purpose: Electrical safety of medical equipment and systems, testing for performance of systems and faultfinding, non-ionizing radiation: production and detection, introduction to clinical engineering management.
Mine Survey and Valuation II - SAV2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Surface Surveying: traversing (continued), join calculations, triangulation, resection, tacheometry, areas and volumes (continued), major and minor dips, resections. Surface Valuation: definition of an economic deposit, economics of deposit, sampling (continued), weighting (continued), calculations of tonnage and mineral content, ore body estimation techniques, life of mine calculations.
Opto-Electronics IV (Practical) - OPEPRA4
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 3
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: OPE4701
Purpose: Optical fibre waveguides, optical sources, optical detectors, optical fibre systems.
Medical Equipment III (Module A) (Practical) - MEQPRA1
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 1
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: MEQ3601
Purpose: Introduction to transducers, detectors and sensors. Diagnostic equipment and systems: temperature measuring instruments, blood pressure measurement, electrocardiography, electrocencephalography, electromyography, lung function and spirometry, cardiac output monitoring, specialised systems. Therapeutic equipment and systems: infusion pumps, dialysis machines, ventilation.
Mine Survey and Valuation III - SAV3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Revision of solution of triangles; join calculations; traversing and tacheometry; triangulation and resection (continued); levelling and gradient calculations; major and minor dips; mine plans; simple curves; mining economics (continued).
Protection Technology IV (Theory) - PRT4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 9
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PRTPRA4
Purpose: Impedance model and network calculations; symmetrical faults; symmetrical components and sequence networks; unsymmetrical faults.
Medical Equipment III (Module B) (Practical) - MEQPRA2
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 1
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: MEQ3602
Purpose: Electrical safety of medical equipment and systems, testing for performance of systems and faultfinding, non-ionizing radiation: production and detection, introduction to clinical engineering management
Structural Geology III - STG381S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MGY291S or MGY2601
Purpose: Geological maps; solving of structural problems; orthographic projection; location of displaced reef blocks.
Protection Technology IV (Practical) - PRTPRA4
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 3
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PRT4701
Purpose: Impedance model and network calculations; symmetrical faults; symmetrical components and sequence networks; unsymmetrical faults.
Mining Geology II - MGY2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MEP171X
Purpose: South African stratigraphy; occurrence of economic deposits
Engineering Economics III - EEC3701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The subject of economics has much to do with the optimal utilisation of scarce resources. Engineering involves the cost-effective utilisation of technological and scientific knowledge and skills to benefit humankind. If solutions to engineering problems are not cost-effective, it has little use for society in general. The purpose of this module is to introduce engineering students to the business, management and economic environments and to expose them to the major concepts and techniques of engineering economics. This module will be useful to students as well as technical people such as engineers, technologists, scientists and technicians who want to undertake more advanced studies or research that are of a techno-economic nature.
Mine Engineering III - MIE3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MEN2601
Purpose: Revision and extension of previous applied engineering science; men, material and rock transport; drilling technology; machinery maintenance; civil constructions; reticulation design; water treatment; machinery specifications; structures and functions of engineering services.
Engineering Management II - ENM3701
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module focuses on the engineering management needs of technical people such as engineers, technologists, scientists and technicians. Young engineers often find themselves managing people and other resources soon after they start their careers. Some may find themselves in a supervisory, management or entrepreneurial role very soon after graduating. Most engineers cannot escape involvement in commercial or administrative dealings with customers, suppliers, contractors, accountants and managers. Engineering managers are usually persons with technical and management skills appointed in managerial positions at organisations such as mines, factories, plants or power stations. The purpose of this module is therefore to introduce engineering students to such business and management environments and to equip them with the required knowledge and skills. On completion of this module they will be able to apply basic management principles in their organisations. The focus of this module is on content of particular importance to technical persons who want to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa as professional technologists, engineers and certificated engineers. It is believed that this module will help students to become better engineers, supervisors and engineering managers.