National Diploma


National Diploma in Mining Engineering


Minimum Entrance Requirements

These are the MINIMUM entry requirements required for study. Further selection criteria may be applied.

Current entry requirements (until end 2007 i.e. the Senior Certificate or current matric):

    • Senior Certificate;
    • M-Score 12;
    • Mathematics (HG:D)/(SG:B);
    • Physical Science (HG:D)/(SG:B);
    • English (First Language) HG/SG (pass) or English (Second Language) (HG:E)/(SG:C).

New entry requirements (from end 2008 i.e. new National Senior Certificate): 

  • Minimum APS 21;
  • Minimum Ratings:
    • English (LOTL) = 3;
    • Other Recognised Language = 4;
    • Mathematics = 4;
    • Life Orientation = 4;
    • Physical Sciences (Subject 1) = 4;
    • Subjects 2 & 3 = 2. (APS calculation: rating for Life Orientation is divided by 2). 

Purpose of the programme

A qualified learner is technically competent in the effective and safe management of all types of mining production activities.

Outcomes

The qualified learner should have academic capability to effectively manage mining operations at 1st manager or supervision level.

Curriculum
 

CODE

MODULE

CODE

MODULE

First year

First semester

Second semester

MOT1111

Mineral Exploitation 1

CAD1111

Computer Aided Draughting 1

MWT1111

Science: Mining 1

MAS11-1

Accounting Skills 1

MAT1AW1

Engineering Mathematics 1

MWS1111

Engineering Work Study 1

BQT1112

Quantitative Techniques 1

ENM31-1

Environmental Management 1

EIRM111

Computer Skills 1

MAT2AW2

Engineering Mathematics 2

CSA121

Communication Skills 1

EDM1111

Mechanical Engineering Drawing 1

Second year

First semester

Second semester

EL33911

Experiential Learning 1

EL33912

Experiential Learning 2

Third year

First semester

Second semester

MGN21-1

Engineering Management 2

MGN32-1

Engineering Management 3

MEG2111

Mine Engineering 2

MWG3211

Geology: Mining 3

MBF21-1

Mineral Beneficiation 2

MEG3211

Mine Engineering 3

GLG3AMM

Mining Geology 2

MSV3211

Mine Survey and Valuation 3

MIN21-1

Mining 2

MIN32-1

Mining 3

MSV2111

Mine Survey and Valuation 2

MTL3211

Mining Technical Services 3

     
 

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