The Department of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering started in 2013 concurrently with the inception of the Manicaland College of Applied Sciences under Midlands State University. The Department which now falls under the Faculty of Engineering of Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences 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 an 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.
Passes at ‘A’ level in Physics and Mathematics and any other Science subject. Diploma holders in mining engineering, metallurgy, geology, and mining surveying will be considered.
At least 5 ‘O’ level passes including Mathematics and English Language.
Passed at ‘A’ level Physics and Mathematics.
At least two years working experience in the relevant field (proof of employment required).
A National Diploma (ND2) in Mining Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy, or any relevant qualification.
At least two years working experience in the relevant field (proof of employment is required)
Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Processing Honours Degree (5 years) Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Processing Honours Degree (4 years) Visiting
Mine Management, Rock Mechanics, Rock Breaking, Technologist, Mine Designers, Mine Planners, Consultant Engineers, Project Managers, Explosive Engineers, Lecturers, Mine Surveyors, Mine Managers
The Department capacitated to undertake 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.
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