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Bsc mineral engineering

Aims and Objectives
The Department runs a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering. The programme aims at producing graduates capable of designing and managing mineral treatment processes to produce valuable metallurgical products and also address the associated environmental issues. The main objectives are therefore to:

  • Produce competent metallurgical engineers;
  • Prepare and equip graduates to take up jobs in industry;
  • Prepare candidates for higher degrees in Mineral Engineering and related fields.

Curriculum
In the mineral engineering programme, students take core courses in Principles of Metallurgical Engineering, Mineral Chemistry, Comminution, Ore Handling and Machinery, Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Analytical Chemistry, Mineral Separation Processing, Principles of Material Science, Pyrometallurgy, Assaying, Hydrometallurgy, Process Instrumentation, Alluvial Mining and Processing, Process Control, Environmental Safety and Management, Ferrous Metallurgy, Hydrometallurgical Applications, Biohydrometallurgy, Heap Leach Technology, Electrometallurgy, and Metallurgical Plant Design and Control. These courses require a strong background in Chemistry, Physics, Probability and Statistics, Mathematical and Numerical analysis, Mineralogy and Petrology, Fluid mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer. In order to make the mineral 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
Mineral engineering graduates can pursue careers in mineral treatment plants, equipment manufacturing and sales, mineral commodity marketing, banking, teaching and research.

Outlook
The need for more sophisticated Equipements, gadgets and cosmetics require that materials be supplied (or made available), thus there will be an ever increasing need for mineral engineers worldwide.

Programme Description

The programme is a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering. The programme aims at producing graduates capable of designing and managing mineral treatment processes to produce valuable metallurgical products and also address the associated environmental issues.

The programme takes students through core courses in Principles of Metallurgical Engineering, Mineral Chemistry, Comminution, Ore Handling and Machinery, Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Analytical Chemistry, Mineral Separation Processing, Principles of Material Science, Pyrometallurgy, Assaying, Hydrometallurgy, Process Instrumentation, Alluvial Mining and Processing, Process Control, Environmental Safety and Management, Ferrous Metallurgy, Hydrometallurgical Applications, Biohydrometallurgy, Heap Leach Technology, Electrometallurgy, and Metallurgical Plant Design and Control.

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
MR 151
MR 153
MR 155
MR 157
MR 159
MR 161
MR 167
Applied Electricity
Linear Algebra and Trigonometry
Engineering Drawing I
Communication Skills I
Introduction to Computing
Physical and Structural Geology
Basic Mechanics
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
1
1
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
Totals 13 12 17
YEAR ONE

SEMESTER TWO

Course No. Subject T P C
MR 150
MR 152
MR 156
MR 158
MR 160
MR 162
MR 172
MR 174
Calculus
Strength of Materials
Engineering Drawing II
Communication Skills II
Mineralogy and Petrology
Applied Electronics
Mineral Chemistry
Principles of Metallurgical Engineering
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
4
1
2
1
1
1
3
2
3
2
3
2
2
2
Totals 15 13 19

 

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER ONE

Course No. Subject T P C
MR 251
MR 255
MR 259
MR 261
MR 271
MR 273
MR 275
MR 277
Literature in English I
Mathematical Analysis
Geology of Ghana
Introduction to Mining
Comminution
Ore Handling and Transport Machinery
Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Analytical Chemistry
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
2
3
2
3
3
Totals 15 10 18
YEAR TWO

SEMESTER TWO

Course No. Subject T P C
MR 252
MR 264
MR 270*
MR 272
MR 274
MR 276
MR 280
Literature in English II
Fluid Mechanics
Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing I
Mineral Separation Processes
Material Science
Pyrometallurgy
Assaying
1
2
0
2
2
2
2
1
2
4
2
2
2
2
1
3
1
3
3
3
3
Totals 11 15 17
* 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
MR 351
MR 361
MR 363
MR 371
MR 373
MR 375
MR 377
Computer Applications
Probability and Statistics
Numerical Analysis
Hydrometallurgy
Process Instrumentation
Processing of Minerals found in Ghana
Alluvial Mining and Processing
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
1
1
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
Totals 13 12 17
YEAR THREE

SEMESTER TWO

Course No. Subject T P C
MR 352
MR 354
MR 356*
MR 358
MR 374
MR 376
MR 380
Public Relations
Ore Mineralogy & Microscopy
Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II
Heat Transfer
Process Control
Environmental Management and Safety
Ferrous Metallurgy
2
1
0
2
2
2
2
0
3
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
3
3
3
3
Totals 11 15 17
* 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
MR 451
MR 453
MR 457
MR 459
MR 461
MR 471
MR 473
Economic Development and Planning
Mineral Project Evaluation
Law of Contract and Tort
Operations Research
Principles of Economics
Hydrometallurgical Applications
Heap Leaching Technology
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
0
2
0
2
0
2
1
2
3
2
3
2
3
2
Totals 14 7 17
YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER TWO

Course No. Subject T P C
MR 450
MR 452
MR 454
MR 456
MR 458
MR 472
MR 474
Project Work
Colloquium/Seminar
Business Entrepreneurship
Mining Laws and Regulations
Management
Electrometallurgy
Metallurgical Plant Design and Control
0
1
2
2
2
2
2
1 2
4
0
1
0
2
2
4
2
2
2
2
3
3
Totals

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