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Faculty Website: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Mine Surveying
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in Mining Engineering
Programme Code: P6ME2Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 120
The purpose of the qualification is to develop a Mining Engineer with advanced abilities in designing and applying appropriate research methodologies to Mining Engineering related problems concerned with ensuring a safe, sustainable, and responsible mining industry. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct research of an original nature in the field of Mining Engineering processes, technologies, and mineral resource management. The qualification will promote the philosophy of lifelong learning that will provide new knowledge to industry and contribute significantly to the improvement of the current body of knowledge in the field of Mining Engineering and related fields such as Resource management.
An approved master’s degree in Mining Engineering or an equivalent mining related discipline with substantial relevant industrial experience.
Students are selected on the basis of academic merit, mining industry experience and an approved field of study.