Master of Sustainable Mining

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Department of Mining and Mine Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Sustainable Mining
Programme Code: M6SMMQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 108954

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


This programme is aimed to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering technologies or related inter-disciplinary principles to develop methods, strategies and designs within all mining related sectors in Africa and to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental research of an inter- disciplinary nature independently. The purpose of this programme, to all persons involved within the mining value chain, from exploration to rehabilitation, to develop research and innovative practices to develop sustainable mining practices within the African continent. The qualifier “sustainable mining” will address issues around the increasing complexity of mining at great depths and the decline of mineral deposits that can be mined with minimal effort. This course will propose to support the UJ strategic objectives including excellence in research and innovation and improving the international profile in global excellence and stature.

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Admission Requirements


Selection Process

Bachelor Honours Degree or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma at NQF level 8. A relevant bachelor's qualification with appropriate industry experience and subsequent recognised industry qualifications such as the Government Certificate of Competency may also be recognised as meeting the minimum entry requirement to the proposed master's degree programme. The University's RPL policy will be applied.

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