BSc. Mining Engineering

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Mining engineering deal with the exploration, location, and planning for removal of minerals and mineral deposits from the earth. These include metals (iron, copper), nonmetallic minerals (limestone, gypsum), and coal. Mining engineers conduct preliminary surveys of mineral deposits and examine them to ascertain whether they can be extracted efficiently and economically, using either underground or surface mining methods. They plan and design the development of mine shafts and tunnels, devise means of extracting minerals, and select the methods to be used in transporting the minerals to the surface. They supervise all mining operations and are responsible for mine safety. Mining engineers normally specialize in design, research and development, or production. Mining equipment engineers may specialize in design, research, testing, or sales of equipment and services. Mines also require safety engineers.

Career Goals 

  • Geological engineers
  • Geophysical engineers
  • Mineral engineers
  • Mining safety engineers
  • Seismic engineers

DETAILS OF ENTRY REQUIREMENT

SSSCE APPLICANTS

Candidates must have credit passes (A-D) in THREE CORE SUBJECTS in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and passes in THREE SCIENCE ELECTIVES in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

WASSCE APPLICANTS

Candidates must have passes (A1-C6) in THREE CORE SUBJECTS in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and passes in THREE SCIENCE ELECTIVES in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (GCE) ‘ADVANCE’ LEVEL APPLICANTS

Candidates must have passes in THREE (3) SUBJECTS (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also the applicant must have had credits passes (Grade 6) in five (5) GCE ORDINARY LEVEL subjects including English, Mathematics and an Arts subject for science students.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Candidates must have attained 25 years of age and must have passes in FIVE SUBJECTS at SHS LEVEL including, English Language and Mathematics or credits in FIVE SUBJECTS at GCE ORDINARY LEVEL including, English Language and Mathematics. In addition, candidates must have relevant working experience and must pass an interview conducted by the Department.

HND APPLICANTS

HND (Computer Studies) holders Second Class Lower Divisions or better will be considered for admission to Level 200 in addition to the Minimum Entry Requirement at WASSCE/SSSCE or five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credits including English Language and Mathematics. In addition, applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.

FOREIGN APPLICANTS

Foreign students may be considered for admission if the hold qualifications equivalent to those stated above, provided they are proficient in English Language. Foreign certificates eg. NECO will have to be evaluated by the National Accreditation Board. Applicants must ensure this is done before submitting application. 

Other qualifications acceptable for consideration for admission include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, American Grade 13 examination and other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A levels).

Course Structure

L – Lesson Hours

P – Hours for Practicals, Tutorial, Laboratory Work, Fieldwork, etc.

C – Credit Hours

Code Level 100 Semester 1 L P C
AURC 101
English Language I
2
0
2
AURC 103
French Language I
2
0
2
AURC 105
Logic and Critical Thinking
2
0
2
AURC 109
Information Technology Foundation
2
0
2
AUMA 101
Mathematics I (Linear Algebra and Matrics)
3
0
3
AUMN 151
Applied Electricity
2
2
3
AUMN 153
Physical and Structural Geology
2
1
2
AUMN 155
Technical Drawing
1
3
2
TOTAL
16
6
18
Code Level 100 Semester 2 L P C
AURC 102
English Language II
2
0
2
AURC 104
French Language II
2
0
2
AURC 110
Computer Applications
3
0
3
AUMN 160
Mineralogy and Petrology
2
2
3
AUMN 154
Physical and Analytical Chemistry
2
1
2
AUMN 156
Engineering Drawing
1
3
3
AUMN 172
Elements of Mining
2
0
2
AUMA 102
Discrete Mathematics
3
0
3
AUMA 201
Mathematics III (Calculus)
3
0
3
TOTAL
20
6
23
Code Level 200 Semester 1 L P C
AURC 201
Communication Skills
3
0
3
AURC 111
Technology, Innovation and Society
2
0
2
AURC 112
Ethics and Moral Values
2
0
2
AUMN 261
Applied Electronics
2
1
2
AUPE 263
Thermodynamics
2
2
3
AUPE 265
Petroleum Geology and Exploration-NFA
2
1
2
AUPE 267
Organic Chemistry
2
2
3
AUPE 269
Drilling Operations and Equipment-NFA
2
1
2
TOTAL
15
8
19
Code Level 200 Semester 2 L P C
AUPE 252
Strength of Materials
2
1
2
AUPE 254
Fluid Mechanics
2
2
3
AUPE 256
Applied Geophysics-NFA
2
1
2
AUPE 258
Computer Programming
2
1
2
AUPE 260
Properties of Reservoir Rocks and Fluids-NFA
2
1
2
AUPE 262
Principles of Surveying
2
2
3
AUPE 264
Physical and Structural Geology-NFA
2
1
2
AUPE 266
Numerical Methods
2
2
3
AUPE 268
Petroleum Engineering Laboratory Practices I-NFA
0
2
1
AUPE 270
Field Trip and Technical Report Writing I-NFA
0
4
1
TOTAL
16
17
21
Code Level 300 Semester 1 L P C
AUMG 301
Research Methods
3
0
3
AUIT 301
Operating Systems
3
0
3
AUIT 303
Software Engineering
3
0
3
AUIT 305
Advanced Database Systems
3
0
3
AUIT 307
Multimedia Applications
3
0
3
AUBA 303
Company Law
3
0
3
AUIT 311
IT Lab 3
0
2
1
TOTAL
18
2
19
Code Level 300 Semester 2 L P C
AURC 302
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
3
0
3
AUIT 302
Management Information Systems
3
0
3
AUIT 304
Advanced Web Programming and Technologies
3
0
3
AUIT 306
E- Business and E- Commerce
3
0
3
AUIT 308
Operations Research
3
0
3
AUIT 310
Computer Graphics
3
0
3
AUIT 312
IT Lab 4
0
2
1
AUIT 398
Industrial Attachment
0
TOTAL
18
2
19
Code Level 400 Semester 1 L P C
AUIT 401
Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
3
0
3
AUIT 405
Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing
3
0
3
AUIT 413
Wireless and Mobile Computing
3
0
3
Elective
3
0
3
AUIT 497
Project I
3
2
3
TOTAL
15
2
15
AUIT 407
Distributed Systems
3
0
3
AUIT 409
IT Project Management
3
0
3
AUIT 411
Data Mining
3
0
3
AUIT 413
Open Source computing with Linux
3
0
3
Code Level 400 Semester 2 L P C
AUIT 402
Systems Administration
3
0
3
AUIT 406
Human Computer Interaction
3
0
3
AUIT 414
Environmental Management
3
0
3
Elective
3
0
3
AUIT 498
Project II
3
2
3
TOTAL
15
2
15
AUIT 404
Compilers and Interpreters
3
0
3
AUIT408
Computer Forensics
3
0
3
AUIT 410
Information Security & Assurance
3
0
3
OVERALL TOTAL
139

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