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Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering (BSc Mining Engineering)

The Mining Engineering Department runs both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

Aims and Objectives
The Department runs a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering (BSc Mining Engineering). The programme aims at providing firm grounding in concepts of Mining Engineering disciplines and related courses to meet the requirements of industry. The main objectives are to:

  • Train competent first degree graduates
  • Prepare first degree graduates to take up jobs in industry
  • Prepare candidates for higher degrees in mining and related programmes

After completing the programme, the Mining Engineer should be capable of applying science and technology to plan, design, develop, optimise, operate and manage mining and mineral projects anywhere in the world. He/she is trained to carry out professional duties using their knowledge of sound environmental technology with the conscious effort to maximise returns on investment.

Curriculum
Throughout the mining engineering programme, students take core courses in surface and underground mining, mine planning and design, mineral deposit and ore reserve modelling, mineral processing, mineral economics, principles of economics, mine management, rock mechanics, rock fragmentation, operations research, economic development and planning. These courses require a strong background in probability and statistics, mathematical analysis, technical drawing, physical and structural geology, physical and analytical chemistry and mineralogy and petrology, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, land surveying, thermodynamics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In order to make the engineer complete and versatile, he/she is taught courses such as communication skill, literature in English, law of contract and tort and entrepreneurial skills.

Career Prospects
Mining engineering graduates pursue careers in mining (surface and underground), mineral exploration, equipment manufacturing and sales, and mineral commodity markets. They find employment in mining companies, sales and service industries, banking and financial institutions, exploration companies, and water engineering companies. Since human population continues to increase with increasing complexity of taste and comfort, there need for more minerals in the phase of competition for capital, there will also be an ever increasing need for more Mining Engineers.

Programme Description

The programme is a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering (BSc Mining Engineering). It aims at providing firm grounding in concepts of Mining Engineering disciplines and related courses to meet the requirements of industry.
Students take core courses in surface and underground mining, mine planning and design, mineral deposit and ore reserve modelling, mineral processing, mineral economics, principles of economics, mine management, rock mechanics, rock fragmentation, operations research, economic development and planning. These courses require a strong background in probability and statistics, mathematical analysis, technical drawing, physical and structural geology, physical and analytical chemistry and mineralogy and petrology, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, land surveying, thermodynamics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In order to make the engineer complete and versatile, he/she is taught courses such as communication skill, literature in English, law of contract and tort and entrepreneurial skills.

After completing the programme, the Mining Engineer should be capable of applying science and technology to plan, design, develop, optimise, operate and manage mining and mineral projects anywhere in the world. He/she is trained to carry out professional duties using their knowledge of sound environmental technology with the conscious effort to maximise returns on investment.

Programme Admission Requirement BSc

For admission, candidates must have:

1. Passes in THREE CORE SUBJECTS at Senior High School (SHS) LEVEL in English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science AND passes in THREE SCIENCE ELECTIVES in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

OR

2. Passes in the GCE ORDINARY-LEVEL in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and GCE ADVANCED Level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 151
MN 153
MN 155
MN 157
MN 159
MN 161
MN 165
MN 167
Applied Electricity
Linear Algebra & Trigonometry
Engineering Drawing I
Communication Skills I
Introduction to Computing
Physical and Structural Geology
Elements of Mining
Basic Mechanics
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
Totals 15 13 19
YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 150
MN 152
MN 163
MN 156
MN 158
MN 160
MN 162
Calculus
Strength of Materials
Physical & Analytical Chemistry
Engineering Drawing II
Communication Skills II
Mineralogy and Petrology
Applied Electronics
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
4
1
2
1
3
2
2
3
2
3
2
Totals 13 12 17

 

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 251
MN 255
MN 259
MN 263
MN 267
MN 269
MN 273
MN 275
MN 277
Literature in English I
Mathematical Analysis
Geology of Ghana
Mine Machinery
Thermodynamics
Mineral Processing
Mine Drainage
Field Mapping
Economic and Exploration Geology
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
0
1
4
1
1
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
Totals 116 12 19
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 252
MN 254
MN 256
MN 258
MN 264
MN 270*
MN 272
MN 274
Literature in English II
Soil Mechanics
Land Surveying
Extractive Metallurgy
Fluid Mechanics
Field Trip & Technical Report Writing I
Ground Fragmentation
Alluvial & Ocean Mining
1
2
2
2
2
0
2
2
1
4
4
1
2
4
4
2
1
3
3
2
3
1
3
3
Totals 13 22 19
* Fieldtrips maybe organised in either semester but the results shall be credited only at thesecond semester

 

YEAR THREE
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 351
MN 353
MN 357
MN 359
MN 361
MN 365
MN 377
MN 376
Computer Applications
Mine Surveying
Rock Mechanics
Materials Handling
Probability & Statistics
Environment Management
Underground Mine Development
Survey Field Work
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
0
3
2
4
2
1
2
2
5
2
2
2
3
2
3
3
1
Totals 11 21 18
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 350
MN 352
MN 356*
MN 372
MN 374
MN 376
MN 378
MN 380
MN 382
Mineral Resource Estimation
Public Relations
Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II
Underground Mining Systems
Surface Mining Systems
Survey Field Work
Mine Ventilation
Petroleum Engineering
Mine Electrification
2
2
0
2
2
0
2
2
2
1
0
4
2
2
5
2
2
0
2
2
1
3
3
1
3
3
2
Totals 14 15 19
* Fieldtrips maybe organised in either semester but the results shall be credited only at thesecond semester

 

YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER ONE
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 451
MN 453
MN 455
MN 457
MN 459
MN 461
MN 471
Economic Development and Planning
Mineral Project Evaluation
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Law of Contract and Tort
Operations Research
Principles of Economics
Mine Planning and Design
2
2
1
2
2
2
1
0
2
3
0
2
0
8
2
3
2
2
3
2
3
Totals 12 15 17
YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER TWO
Course No. Subject T P C
MN 450
MN 452
MN 454
MN 456
MN 458
MN 460
Project Work
Colloquium/Seminar
Business Entrepreneurship
Mining Laws and Regulations
Management
Instrumentation and Control
0
1
2
1
2
2
12
4
0
3
0
2
4
2
2
2
2
3
Totals 8 21 15

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