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Bachelors in Mining Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Johannesburg
English

Program Description

Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering WitsThe Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa is an education course designed to provide students with engineering expertise required to be a mining engineer.

Wits' 4-year, full-time Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering prepares students for careers in mining engineering through instruction in mine management principles and techniques. Mining engineers must be able to plan, exploit, and excavate mineral resources. Students in their first 2 years of this mining engineering program build a foundation in the basic sciences used in all branches of engineering.

In the 3rd and 4th years of the Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering, students devote themselves specifically to mining engineering, and study subjects such as

  • technical valuation
  • mine transportation
  • rock mechanics
  • ventilation and environmental engineering 

Before completing the Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering, students must apply all their engineering knowledge to design a mine and assess the potential profit and economic feasibility.

Upon completion of the Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering, graduates are well-prepared to launch a successful career in the field of mining engineering, or may also choose to continue their education toward a postgraduate degree.

Degree & diploma

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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Location & accommodation

Johannesburg South Africa University of Witwaterstrand

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Contact information for University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
2000 Johannesburg
South Africa

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