Mr. P. Munemo
Mr. C. Chewu
The Department of Mining and Mineral Processing started in 2013 concurrently with the inception of the Manicaland College of Applied Sciences. The Department which falls under the faculty of Science and Technology and was established in-line with Zimbabwe's agenda for sustainable socio-economic transformation. Thus the department is committed to producing mining and mineral processing engineers with extensive knowledge of not only mineral extraction but value addition and beneficiation as well.
Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the practice, technology and application of extraction and processing of mineral resources from a naturally occurring environment. Mining and Mineral Processing Engineers not only plan, design and supervise the exploitation of mining operations for safe and profitable extraction, but also to bring innovative decisions for making the operations sustainable in the current difficult dynamic environmental and market conditions
To be a nationally and internationally highly reputable Department of Mining and Mineral Processing recognised through contemporary and scientific-oriented education and research programs, thus preparing students to understand and safely utilise mineral resources.
Development and moulding of our students as technical specialists and managers for either the mining industry or as mining entrepreneurs. This will remain a priority in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the minerals industry in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
1 Bachelor of Mining and Minerals Processing Engineering (Conventional)
Prospective students must comply with General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees at the State University in Manicaland. Entry requirements are Advanced Level passes in Mathematics and Physics and any relevant science subject. Candidates with at least a recognized National Diploma (ND2) in Mining, Metallurgy, Mining Geology or any relevant qualification may be considered.
The following persons may apply for Special Entry and for permission to proceed to a first degree with exemption from the whole or part of the normal entry requirements:-
Persons who are at least 25 years of age for males and 23 years for females on the first day of the academic year in which admission is sought and who are not eligible for entry under the Normal or Special Entry Regulations may apply for Mature Entry provided that:
2 Bachelor of Mining and Minerals Processing Engineering (Visiting School)
In order to qualify for acceptance to the BSc Engineering in Mining and Mineral Processing Honours Degree (Visiting School) programme the candidate, in addition to satisfying the minimum conditions prescribed under the General Regulations, must have obtained the following qualifications:
Mining and Mineral Processing Engineers are concerned with extracting and processing valuable ores from the earth. They have a wide range of career opportunities, namely in mining (mine management, technical management of ventilation, rock mechanics, rock breaking, mineral resources), financial evaluation and management (mine design, mine financial evaluation, mine feasibility studies, mine environmental impact studies), mining and drilling contracting (mining, tunneling, shaft sinking, mine development, ore evaluation), mineral processing (beneficiation and value addition), mining research, mining equipment design and manufacture, and minerals marketing and mining administration at the national, regional and international levels.
The Department undertakes various projects in response to the needs of the local Mining Industry and also partnering with other consultants for the upgrading and exploitation of mineral resources at all levels. Consultancy work undertaken include; feasibility Studies & due diligence work on greenfield and brownfield mining projects, environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), mine planning & design, post mining rehabilitation, mineral beneficiation & value addition.
Mr. P. Munemo
Mr. C. Chewu
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