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YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE

MR 141 Basic French I (1, 1, 1)
Objective

This course provides students with the basic knowledge in French to enable them broaden their horizon to explore in neighbouring countries.

Content

Establish one’s identity: Greetings and polite expression, introducing oneself and other. The Francophone World: The place of French in the world; Francophone countries and La Francophone. Time and Weather: Days of the week, months of the year; telling the time of the clock. Telling the weather, weather forecast. The Family/Professions: Members of the family, one’s place in the family; professions/trades of parents. Health and Sport; Parts of the body stating where one is suffering from; common diseases and medications; Heath facilities.

Reading Material

  1. Boularés, M. and Frérot, J. L. (1997), Grammaire progressive du francais. Niveau avancé CLE international
  2. Gregiore, M. and Thiévenaz, O. (1995), Grammaire progressive du Francais. Niveau intermédiare. CLE international
    1. Guimbretiére, E. (1992), Paroles Paris. Didier/Hatier
    2. Kaneman-Pougatch, M. (1991), Plaisir des Sons, Paris Hatier/Didier

MR 151 Applied Electricity (2, 1, 2)

Objective

The course is designed to introduce students to modern electrical circuit design and to the concepts and simple principle of active electrical devices Circuit Laws, Electrostatics and Capacitance, Magnetic Circuits etc.

Content

Circuit laws. Circuit theorems. Electrostatics. Electromagnetic. Magnetic circuits. Inductance. Alternating voltage and current. Signal waveforms. Introduction to transformers, DC machines, Induction Machines and Synchronous machines.

Reading Material

  1. Herbert, W. J. (2012), Introduction to Electric Circuits. Prentice-Hall Series in Electronic Technology.
  2. Noel, M. (1994), Electrical & Electronic Engineering Principles, Longman Group UK Ltd.
  3. Waterworth, G. and Phillips, R. P. (1991), Electrical Principles for Technicians, Great Britain, Volume 1.and 2.
  4. Duff, J. R., Herman S. L. (1986), Alternating Current Fundamentals. Third edition, Delmar Publishers Inc.

MR 153 Linear Algebra and Trigonometry (2, 2, 2)

Objectives

The course will introduce students to linear algebra and link it with differential equations and their application in engineering.

Content

Complex numbers: De Moivre’s theorem and its application to (i) summation of series, (ii) expansion of Sinnq and Cosnq in double angles, (iii) expansion of Sinnq and Cosnq in terms of Sinnq and Cosnq. Vector algebra and its applications. Introduction to matrix algebra and Spherical trigonometry.

Reading Material

  1. Anon, (2011), College Algebra and Trignometry A Unit Circle Approach A Custom Edition for Math 135, Pearson
  2. Blair, W. D., Beachy, J. A., (2006), Abstract Algebra, Waveland Pr Inc
  3. McDougal, L., (1999), Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method, Book 2, Houghton Mifflin Company
  4. Stroud K. A. (1995), Engineering Mathematics, sixth edition, Palgrave Macmillan LTD, United Kingdom
  5. Turner, L. K., Budden, F. J., and Knighton, D., (1977), Advance Mathematics, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall Press, United Kingdom

MR 155 Technical Drawing I (2, 2, 3)

Objective

This course will equip students with general concepts about technical drawing, drawing instruments and materials.

Content

Lettering with inclined and vertical strokes. Word spacing and compositions. Construction of lines. Angles. Regular polygons and general loci. Descriptive Geometry. First and third angle orthogonal projections. Dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerance.

Reading Material

  1. Bogolyubov, S. and Voinov, A. (2001), Engineering Drawing: A Course for Technical Schools of Mechanical Engineering, first edition, University Press Of The Pacific, India.
  2. Mathur, M. L. and Vaishwanar, R. S.(1990), A Text Book of Engineering Drawing, 4th edition, Private Publication, Madras.
  3. Hart, K. R. (1975), Engineering Drawing, with Problems and Solutions, English Universities Press (London), pp. 188.

MR 157 Communication Skills I (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

All undergraduate students should have the capacity to write clearly and concisely. Academic writing will expose the student to Basic English grammar, composition and essay writing. Students will also be exposed to preparation of summaries, citation and referencing, oral presentation and interpersonal skills.

Content

Introduction to communication: methods and systems of communication. Pre-writing skills: developing listening skills, note-taking and note-making, developing reading skills, developing writing skills (I): Sentence level (the sentence as an ordered string of words, the simple sentence, basic sentence patterns, common grammatical errors). Coordination and parallelism. Ambiguity and Conventions of usage.

Reading Material

  1. Downing, A., and Locke, P. (2005), English Grammar A University Course (2nd edition),
  2. Adolinama, P. P. (2003), Handbook of Business and Technical Communication, UST Press, Kumasi, pp. 167.
    1. Gborsong, P. A. (2001), A Comprehensive Guide to Communication Skills for Undergraduate Students and Secretaries, Book1, Cape Coast, pp. 160.

d) Opoku-Agyemang, N. J. (1998), A Handbook for Writing Skills, GUP, Accra, pp. 143.

MR 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 2, 2)

Objectives

This course is designed to introduce students to how to use computers to process information and create documents and have knowledge in basic information technology and principles of application programs.

Content

Introduction to PCs. Windows Operating System, Internet usage, Word Processing, using MS Word. Spreadsheet using MS Excel. Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic Applications (VBA).

Reading Material

  1. Cox, J. and Preppernau, C. F. F. (2008), Microsoft Office System Step by Ste, 2nd edition, Microsoft Press, Washington.
  2. Yadav, D. S. (2003), Foundation of Information Technology, New Age International.
  3. French, C. S. (2000), Computer Science, Fifth Edition, New York.
  4. Jones, S. P. (1987), The Implementation of Functional Programming Languages, Prentice Hall.

 

MR 161 Physical and Structural Geology (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

This course introduces the structure and formation of the earth, rock types and geological composition of rocks.

Content

Introduction to Geology, Brief Treatment of Surface Process, Mechanical Properties of Primary and Secondary Structural Features and Introduction to Maps. The Earth, Wind Actions and Deserts, Streams and Drainage Systems, Glaciers and Glaciation, Structural Geology (Deformation of Rocks).

Reading Material

  1. McGeary, D., (1989) Physical Geology, earth Revealed by; Charles C. Plummer.
    1. Hallam, A., (1977) Physical and Structural Geology, Planet Earth- An Encyclopaedia of Geology, Ruthshed, Elsevier, Birmingham.
    2. Marland, P., (1972), Structural Geology, Billings, USA.

MR 167 Basic Mechanics (2, 1, 2)
Objectives

This course will enlighten students on the general principles of mechanics, methods of problem solution and the basic understanding of Newtonian mechanics and its application in engineering.

Content

Review of Vectors, Review of Trigonometry, Fundamental Concepts of Mechanics, Forces and Moments, Equilibrium of a Rigid Body, Structural Analysis, Friction, Simple Machines, Basic Dynamics of Particles, Basic Dynamics of Rigid Bodies, Simple Harmonic Motion.

Reading Material

  1. Beer, F. P. and Johnston, R. (2004). ‘Mechanics of Machines (Statics and Dynamics)’
  2. Morrisson, B. and Crowband. (2001), ‘An Introduction to the Mechanics of Machines’
  3. Spiegel, L., and Limbrunner, G (1999). ‘Applied Statics and Strength of Materials’, 2nd Edition.

 

YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO

MR 142 Basic French II (1, 1, 1)

Objectives

This course provides students with the basic knowledge in French to enable them broaden their horizon to explore in neighbouring countries.

Content

Movement and Travel: Using adverbs of place to locate places; asking one’s way around, giving direction to places. Transportation: means and types of transport; local and foreign travel, identifying travel schedules. Problems of transportation. Making Purchases/shopping: Saying what one wants to buy; asking the price of items, bargaining and mode of payment. Life in the University: Identifying places on campus. Academic activities; administrative activities. Culinary Art /French cuisine: Art of cooking; kitchen/cooking utensils. Types of meals in a day

Reading Material

  1. Boularés, M., Frérot, J. L. (1997), Grammaire Progressive du Francais. Niveau Avancé CLE International.
  2. Verdol, J. (1997), Correspondence Facile, coll ‘’Outil’’. Paris Hachette Livre.
  3. Sage, L. (1996), Dictionnaire de Mecatronique Anglais-Francais, Paris Masson.
  4. Gregiore, M. and Thiévenaz, O. (1995), Grammaire Progressive du Francais. Niveau Intermédiare. CLE International.

 

MR 150 Calculus (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

All engineering students should have the fundamentals and the foundation principles of calculus and the capacity to apply it in solving engineering problems.

Content

Differentiation of Algebraic and Circular Functions, Partial Differentiation, Logarithmic Differentiation, Ordinary Differential Equations, Integration, Laplace Transforms, Functions of Several Variables, Gamma and Beta Functions.

Reading Material

a)   Kreyszig, E. (2006), “Advance Engineering Mathematics”, 3rd ed, Jones and          Bartlett Publishers, Canada.

b)   Stroud K. A. (1995), Engineering Mathematics, Sixth Edition, Palgrave      Macmillan       LTD, United Kingdom.

MR 152 Strength of Materials (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

This course will equip students with the basic understanding of strength of materials.

Content

Simple Stress and Strain, Axially Loaded Members/ Springs/Bars, Temperature and Shear Stresses, Centroids and Moment Of Inertia, Torsion, Beams, Shear Force and Bending Moments, Bending, Plane/ Compound Stresses.

Reading Material

  1. Todhunter, I. (2010), History of the Theory of Elasticity and of the Strength of Materials - From Galilei to the Present Time, Maugham Press.
  2. Beer, F. P., Johnston, R. and DeWolf, J. T. (2003), Mechanics of Materials
  3. Spiegel, L., and Limbrunner, G. (1978), Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, 2nd Edition

 

MR 156 Engineering Drawing (2, 2, 3)

Objective

This course provides general concepts about engineering drawing, drawing instruments and materials.

Content

Sectional views and standard conventions of sectional views. Curves of intersection of various planes and solids. Development of various solids like cylinders and spheres. Assembly drawings from both exploded view and working drawing views.

Reading Material

  1. Bogolyubov, S. and Voinov, A. (2001), Engineering Drawing: A Course for Technical Schools of Mechanical Engineering, 1st edition,University Press of the Pacific, India.
  2. Mathur, M. L. and Vaishwanar, R.S. (1990), A Text Book of Engineering Drawing, 4th edition, Private Publication, Madras.
  3. Hart, K. R. (1970), Engineering Drawing with Problems and Solutions, 4th edition, English Universities Press (London), pp.188.

MR 158 Communication Skills II (2, 1, 2)

Objective

All undergraduate students should have the capacity to write clearly and concisely. Academic writing will expose the student to Basic English grammar, composition and essay writing. Students will also be exposed to preparation of summaries, citation and referencing, oral presentation and interpersonal skills.

Content

Communication skills. Oral presentation. Formal speech making. Conducting interviews and meetings. Communication process. Skill in communication. Channels in communication in an organization. Preparation of official documents such as letters, memos, reports, minutes and proposals.

Reading Material

  1. Gbrsong, P. A. , A comprehensive Guide tCommunicating, Press, Kumas
  2. Sekyi-Baido Y. (2000), Learning and communication, Wilas Press, Kumasi.
  3. Opoku-Agyeman, N. J. (19, A Handbook friting,UST Printing Press.
  4. Campbell, (, E S L Resource Book fngineers, Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

MR 160 Mineralogy and Petrology (2, 2, 3)

Objectives

This course introduces students to the mineralogy of rocks and the classification of the different types of rocks.

Content

Outline of crystallography, Elements of Crystal, The Crystal Symmetry, Crystallographic Axis and Crystal Systems, Characteristics of the Isometric, Tetragonal, Hexagonal, Orthorhombic, Monoclinic and Triclinic Systems. Physical Properties of Minerals, Colour, Luster, Hardness, Cleavage, Streak, Structure and Forms, Identification of Minerals by their Physical Properties.

Reading Material

  1. Haldar, S. K., (2013), Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology,Elsevier
  2. Klein, C., (2012), Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, Cambridge University Press
  3. Klein, C., (1993), Minerals and Rocks: Exercises in Crystallography, Mineralogy,
    and Hand Specimen Petrology,
    John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Read H. H. R., (1985) Elements of Mineralogy, Cornelius Klein, Manual of Mineralogy

 

MR 162 Applied Electronics (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

This course provides an introduction to electronic circuit design and to the concept and simple principles of active semiconducting devices.

Content

Physical principles of semiconductor devices. Transistors. Feedback theorem. Operational Amplifiers. Thyristors. Instrumentation.

Reading Material

  1. Kulshreshtha, D.C, (2008), “Electronic Devices and Circuits”, 2nd Edition, New Age International Ltd.
  2. Bird, J., (2003), Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology, 2nd Edition, Lego Print S.P.A.   Italy.
  3. Cook, D. and Comer, D, (2003), “Fundamentals of Electronic Circuit Design, Wiley & Sons Inc., New Jersey.
  4. Robertson, C.R. (2001), “Fundamental Electrical and Electronic Principles”, Elsevier Linacre House, Burlington.
  5. Boylestad, R.L. and Nashelsky, L. (1999), “Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, 7th Edition.
  6. Morris, N., (1998),”Electrical & Electronic Engineering Principles”, 4th Edition.

MR 164 Principles of Metallurgical Engineering (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

This course provides an introduction to unit processes like comminution, concentration processes and extractive metallurgy.

Content

Introduction, Comminution, Concentration Processes, Extractive Metallurgy

Reading Material

  1. Gupta, C K (2003). Chemical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice, Wiley-VCH, USA, 811 pp.
  2. Habashi, F (1993). Textbook of Hydrometallurgy, Metallurgie Extractive Quebec, 2 edition, 750 pp.
  3. Habashi, F (1998). Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, Volume 4, Amalgam and Electrometallurgy, 10-150 p.
  1. Habashi, F (1986). Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, Volume 3, Pyrometallurgy, Gordon and Breach, 479 pp.
  2. Moore, J J (1981). Chemical Metallurgy, Butterworths, London, 380 pp.
  3. Napier-Munn, T J, Morrell, S, Morrison R D and Kojovic, T (1996). Mineral Comminution Circuits - Their Operation and Optimisation JKMRC Queensland, 413 pp.
  4. Wills B A and Napier-Munn, T J (2006). Mineral Processing Technology, Butterworth-Heinemann; London, 6th edition, 444 pp.

MR 172 Mineral Chemistry (2, 1, 2)

Objectives

This course provides a fundamental understanding into relevant concepts of chemistry for Minerals Engineering.

Content

Structure of the atom, Bonding, State of matter, Surface chemistry, Colloid chemistry.

Reading Materials

  1. Atkins, P.W. Physical Chemistry (8th Edition) Oxford Press
  2. Ghosh, A. (2003), Textbook of Materials and Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Prentice Hall,
  3. Moore, J. J. (1981), Chemical Metallurgy, Butterworth & Co. Publishers

 YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE

MR 251 Literature in English I (1, 1, 1)

Objective


Literature in English provides students with the necessary skills in modern English literature and enables them to discriminate logically between issues and with vocabulary and techniques to employ in English.


Content


Introduction to literary terms and devices. Specific texts: prose, drama, poetry. Vocabulary and language use. Literature as a reflection of contemporary way of life or society (the text as mirrors). Literature and morality (the text as examples). Literature as a form of entertainment. African Writers Series.

Reading Material
a) Kwakye B. (2007), The Clothes of Nakedness, Africa World Press.
b) Anon., (2004), An Anthology of Contemporary Ghanaian Poems, Dukutsey, W.A. and Sackey, John, Woeli Publishing Services, Accra.
c) Senanu, K. E. (1990), A Selection of African Poetry, Longman Group United Kingdom.
d) Anon., (1984), West African: Anthology Chosen and Annotated by Donatus Ibe Nwoga, Longman Group Ltd., Harlow Essex.

MR 255 Mathematical Methods (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


Provides students with the exact skills and theorems for solving mathematical and engineering problems.
Content


Rolle's Theorem, Mean Value Theorems. Taylor's Theorem, Convergence of Series, Power Series, Taylor's Series and Maclaurin's Series. Indeterminate Forms, Differentiation, Parametric Differentiation with Application to Plane Curve.

Reading Material


a) Kreyszig, E. (2006), “Advance Engineering Mathematics”, 3rd edition, Jones and Bartlett publishers, Canada.
b) Agarwal, R. P. (2000), Differential Equations and Inequalities: Theory, Methods, and Applications (Chapman & Hall/CRC Pure and Applied Mathematics) CRC Press
c) Stroud K. A. (1995), Engineering Mathematics, sixth edition, Palgrave Macmillan LTD, united kingdom

MR 257 Analytical Chemistry (2,2,3)


Objectives


This course will enable students to know the fundamentals of analytical chemistry and their applications in minerals engineering
Content


Introduction, Analytical Methods of Analysis, Gravimetric and Volumetric Analysis, Electro analytical Procedures, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Chromatography.

Reading Materials

 

a) Skoog, D. A., West, D. M., and Holler, F. J., (1996). Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 7th Edition, Saunders Publishing.

b) Atkins, P. W. (2006), Physical Chemistry 8th Edition. Oxford Press

c) Ghosh, A. (2003). Textbook of Materials and Metallurgical Thermodynamics. Prentice Hall.

MR 259 Geology of Ghana (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


This course seeks to equip students to have knowledge about geological formations in Ghana, lithological units and associated economic minerals.
Content


Stratigraphic Succession of Rocks in Ghana, Treatment of Individual Systems/Series/Formation and Their Associated Economic Mineral Deposits, Basic Map Work.
Reading Material


a) Leube, A., Hirdes, W., Mauer, R. and Kesse, G.O. (1990), “The Early ProterozoicBirimian Super group of Ghana and Some Aspects of its Associated Gold Mineralization” Precambrian Research, v. 46, 139-165.
b) Milesi, J. P. ; Feybesse, J .L., Ledru, P. et al (1989), “West African Gold Deposits in Their Lower Proterozoic Li t structural stetted”. ebron. Rech. Min., no. 497, 3-98.
c) Taylor, P. N., Moorbath, S.; Leube, A. and Hirdes,W. (1988), “Geochronology and Crystal Evolution of early Proterozoic Granite-greenstone Terrains in Ghana/West Africa”. Intern Conf. on the Geology of Ghana with Special Emphasis on Gold, October 1988, Accra, Abstr., 43-45.
d) Kesse, G. O. (1985), Rock and Mineral Resources of Ghana, A.A. Balkema, Netherlands. 610 pp.
e) Junner, N. R. (1940), “Geology of the Gold Coast and Western Togoland, with Revised Geological Map”. Gold Coast Geological Survey Bulletin No. 11, Accra, 40.

MR 261 Introduction to Mining (2,0,2)

 

Objectives


This course helps to familiarise the students with basic concepts and definitions in mining engineering, the principal unit operations of mining and introduces the students to surface and undergoing mining methods.

Content


Basic introduction to underground surface mining technologies. Description of various operations in underground and surface mining: drilling, blasting, mucking, supporting, stoping, ventilation, benching, stripping, reclamation etc., including technology and equipment. Impact of mining on the environment.

Reading Material


a) Elements of mining, by P. J. Young
b) Elements of Mining, by Lewis and Clark
c) Introduction of Mining, by L. J. Thomas
d) Hand Book of Mining engineering, Vol.1 & 2 by Peele
e) Applied Explosives Technology for Mining and construction, by Stig O. Olofsson
f) Surface Blast Design by Konya and Edwards.

MR 271 Comminution (2, 2, 3)


Objectives


This course introduces students to the scope and basic concepts of screening, crushing, or transportation and grinding.

Content


Introduction, Scope and Basic Concepts, Screening and Classification, Crushing and Crushers, Ore Transportation, Grinding.
References and Recommended Textbooks
a) Amankwah, R. K., Buah, W. K. and Ndur, S. A. (1999), ‘Crushing Circuit Manual for Abosso Goldfields Ltd.’, (Unpublished), 25 pp.

b) Buah, W. K., Amankwah, R. K. and Ndur, S. A. (1998), ‘Gold Processing at Iduapriem Gold Mine - A Short Course’ (Unpublished), 35 pp.

c) Buah, W. K., Amankwah, R. K. and Ndur, S. A. (1999), ‘Grinding Circuit Manual for Abosso Goldfields’ (Unpublished), 25 pp.

MR 275 Metallurgical Thermodynamics (2, 2, 3)


Objectives


Provides students with the requisite knowledge in thermodynamic systems and their applications in Minerals/Metallurgical Engineering.

Content


Thermodynamic Systems, Thermochemistry, Equilibria Systems, Thermodynamics of Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, Ionic Equilibria, Radioactivity.
References and Recommended Textbooks
a) Ahindra Ghosh, (2003) Textbook of Materials and Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Prentice Hall, 280 pp
b) Moore, J J (1981). Chemical Metallurgy, Butterworths, London, 380 pp

c) Zumdahl, S. S. (2007). Chemical Principles, 6th ed., Cengage Learning, 1200 pp

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                                                          YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO

 

MR 250 Mathematical Analysis (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


This course leads the student through the basic topics of Real Analysis. Topics include metric spaces, open and close sets, convergent sequences, function limits and continuity, compact sets, sequences and series of functions, power series, differentiation and integration, Taylor's theorem, etc.
Content


Ordinary Differential Equations: Definition; Variables — Separable Forms, Exact Equations, Homogeneous Functions (Equations); First and Second Order Equations: Solutions by Complex Methods: Methods of Solving Constant Coefficients Equations, Solutions by Series (E.G. Frobenius Series).
Reading Material


a) Garling, D. J. H., (2013), A Course in Mathematical Analysis: Volume 1, Foundations and Elementary Real Analysis, Cambridge University Press.
b) Robdera, M., (2002), A Concise Approach to Mathematical Analysis, Springer.
c) Burkill, J. C., and Burkill, H., (2002), A Second Course in Mathematical Analysis, Cambridge University Press.
d) Riley, K. F., Hobson, M. P. and Bence, S. J. (1998) Mathematics Methods for Physics and Engineering, first edition, Cambridge university press, London, United Kingdom.

MR 252 Literature in English II (1, 1, 1)

 

Objectives


Literature in English provides students with the necessary skills in modern English literature and enables them to discriminate logically between issues and with vocabulary and techniques to employ in English.


Content


Reading and appreciation. Literary terms. Specific texts: prose, drama, poetry. Vocabulary and language use. Literature as a reflection of contemporary way of life or society (the text as mirrors). Literature and morality (the text as examples). Literature as a form of entertainment. Shakespearean and modern classics.

Reading Materials


a) Burroway, J. (1996), Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, 4th edition. Harper Collins, New York.
b) Orwell, G. (1989), Animal Farm, Millum, Trevor (ed.), Longman Group Ltd, Essex.
c) Armah, A. K. (1988), The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born, H.E.P., Oxford.
d) King, A. M. and Kurtinitis, S. (1987), Being and Becoming, An Introduction to Literature, McGraw-Hill, New York.

MR 256 Field Trip and Technical Report Writing I (1, 1, 1)


Objectives


Field trips equip students with basic experience required in their field and the practical skills to be able to use fundamental knowledge to solve mathematical problems.

Content

 

Field trips to the area of interest. Students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.
Reading Materials


Lectures and Report Writing

MR 264 Fluid Mechanics (2, 2, 3)


Objectives


Engineering fluid mechanics is aimed at providing an introduction to the fundamentals governing the behavior of static fluids and fluids in motion and how this affect flows in pipes and ducts.

Content


Introduction, Fluid Flow Concepts, Fluid Statics, Fluid Dynamics.
Reading Material


a) Massey, B., and Ward-smith, J., (2005), Mechanics of Fluids, 8th Edition, Routledge Publishers, London.
b) Douglas, J. F., Gasiorek, J., and Swaffield, J. (2000), Fluid Mechanics, 4th Edition Prentice Hall, Canada, 911pp.
c) Douglas, J. F., (1996), Solving Problems in Fluid Mechanics, 5th Edition, Pearson Higher Education, 268pp.

MR 272 Mineral Separation Processes (2, 2, 3)

 

Objectives


This course introduces students to the scope and basic concepts of various concentration processes in minerals engineering

Content


Introduction and Scope, Concentration processes, Ore sorting, Gravity concentration, Heavy media separation, Magnetic separation, Electrostatic Separation, Flotation.

Reading Material

 

a) Mechanics of fluids by B. S. Massey.
b) Fluid Mechanics by Douglas, Gasiorek and swaffield.
c) Basic fluid mechanics by Vernard and Street.
d) Fluid mechanics by Francis
e) Fundamentals of thermal fluid science by Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles.
f) Solving problems in fluid mechanics bk. 1 by Douglas

MR 274 Materials Science and Engineering (2,2,3)


Objectives


This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of physical/mechanical metallurgy and their applications in minerals engineering.

Content


The Structure of Materials, Properties and Selection of Materials, Principles of Polymeric Materials, Manufacture and Properties of Ceramics, Manufacture and Properties of Composites, Steel Products, Corrosion. Materials forming processes; grinding, casting, rolling, milling, extrusion, forging
Reading Material

 

a) Newell, J. A., (2008). Essentials of Modern Materials Science and Engineering.
Wiley, 368 pp.
b) White, J., (2009). Material Science: Ceramics, Metals, Polymers , Hanser Gardner Publications,
c) Michael F. Ashby, (2009). Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Ward D.J. Cool Science: Materials Science, Lerner Publishing Group,

MR 276 Pyrometallurgy (2,2,3)


Objectives


This course introduces students to high temperature metallurgical processes and their applications to metals extraction and cement production.

Content


Fuel, Refractories, Drying and Calcination, Roasting, Agglomeration, Smelting, Ellingham Diagrams, Pyrometallurgical Applications in Metal Extraction, Cement production.

Reading Material

 

a) Marsden, J. and House, I. (1992), The Chemistry of Gold Extraction, Ellis Horwood, New York, 597 pp.

b) Yannopoulos, J. C. (1991), The Extractive Metallurgy of Gold, Chapman and Hall, London, England, 281 pp.

c) Rosenqvist Terkel, (1983), Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill Book Co, Singapore, 506p.


MR 280 Assaying (2, 2, 3)

 

Objectives


This course introduces students to concepts of sampling, metallurgical testing and instrumental methods of analyses.
Content

 

What is assaying, Sampling and its categories, Metallurgical testing, Instrumental methods of analysis

Reading Material

 

a) Bugbee, E. E. (1991). A Textbook of Fire Assay, Legend Inc, USA, 315 pp.
b) Cochrane, G W (1977). Sampling Techniques, 3rd Edition, Wiley Inc, USA, 428 pp
c) Marsden J and House I (2006). The Chemistry of Gold Extraction, SME, Littleton, 651 pp.
d) Mendham, J, Denney, R C, Barnes, J D and Thomas, M J K (2000). Vogel’s Quantitative Chemical Analysis , 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, USA, 836 pp

 

                                                               YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE

 

MR 351 Computer Programming (1, 2, 2)


Objectives


The course aims at equipping student on basic programming knowledge in computing.
Content


Elements of programming. Data description statements. Control structures. Data-processing statements. Input and output (I/O) statements. Procedure for developing a computer program and writing algorithms. Building a visual basic application. Steps in developing application. Visual basic data types. Visual basic decisions. Conditions and loops. Visual basic arithmetic operators. Visual basic programming applications in Engineering. Any modern language may be used.


Reading Material


a) O'Kane, M.,(2014), A Web-based Introduction To Programming, Carolina Academic Press
b) Smith, I. M., Griffiths, D. V., Margetts, L., (2013), Programming the Finite Element Method, Wiley
c) Gaddis, T., (2012), Starting Out With Java : From Control (5TH 13 Edition), Addison-Wesley
d) Schneider, D. I., (2012) An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2012 (w/Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition DVD) (9th Edition), Prentice Hall.
e) Mcjones, Paul, Stepanov, Alexander, (2009), Elements of Programming, Addison Wesley Pub Co Inc.
f) Pattison,T., Hummel, J., (2003), Building Applications and Components with Visual Basic. Net, Addison-Wesley Professional.
g) Beer, G., (2001), Programming the Boundary Element Method: an Introduction for Engineers, Wiley.

MR 361 Probability and Statistics (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


This course will equip students to develop, understand and apply the theory of probability and statistics in solving engineering problems.
Content


Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Principles of Probability. Random Variables and Distribution. Special Distribution. Testing of Hypothesis and Significance. Regression and correlation analyses. Mathematical Expectation
Reading Material


a) Bluman A. G. (2004), Elementary Statistics: A step by step Approach, McGraw Hill. New York. 810 pp.
b) Bowerman, B. L. and O'Connell, B. (2003), Business Statistics in Practice McGraw Hill, London. 864 pp.
c) Keller, G. & Warrack, K. (1999), Statistics for Management and Economics Dux bury Press. New York. 860 pp.
d) Kapur, H. C. (1997), Mathematical Statistics. S. Chand & Company Ltd., New Delhi. 768 pp.
e) Webster, A. L. (1998), Applied Statistics for Business and Economics: An Essentials Version". 604 pp.
f) DeGroot, M. H. (1989), Probability and Statistics Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Tokyo, Japan. 723 pp.

MR 363 Numerical Analysis (2,1, 2)


Objectives

 

Content


Error analysis, Interpolation, Iterative methods for solving systems of linear equations, Finite differences, Iterative Methods for Solving Systems Equations, Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. Introduction to Matlab software

Reading Material


a) Basic Numerical Analysis with Fortan by A. Balfour
b) Engineering Mathematics by Peter O’Niel
c) Pure Mathematics by J. K. Backhouse

MR 371 Hydrometallurgy (2,2,3)

Objectives
In this course students are introduced to the hydrometallurgical concepts of leaching, solution purification and recovery processes in aqueous media.

Content
Introduction to leaching, Leaching reagents, Prediction of dissolution windows using Eh-pH diagrams, Unit Operations in Leaching, Solution purification, Recovery processes.

Reading Material

a) Gupta, C K (2003). Chemical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice, Wiley-VCH, USA, 811 pp.
b) Habashi, F (1993). Textbook of Hydrometallurgy, Metallurgie Extractive, Quebec, 2 edition, 750 pp.
c) Moore, J J (1981). Chemical Metallurgy, Butterworths, London, 380 pp.

MR 373 Process Instrumentation (2,1,2)


Objectives


This course gives a brief treatment of measurement and instrumentation and their applications to unit processes of extractive metallurgy.

Content


Introduction and Rationale for Instrumentation, Measurement, Application of process instrumentation to extractive metallurgy – leaching, comminution, roasting, smelting, Flow Measurement.

Reading Material

 

a) Boyes, W., (2009): Instrumentation Reference Book, 3rd Ed. Butterworth-Heinemann Publications, 1062 pp

b) King, R. P. (2001). Modeling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems, Butterworth-Heinemann Publications, 416 pp
c) Smith, C. A. and Corripio, A.B. (1997). Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control, 2nd Ed. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 768 pp.

MR 375 Beneficiation of Industrial Minerals (2,1,2)


Objectives


This course introduces students to basic concepts for the treatment and beneficiation of industrial minerals in Ghana along with environmental issues associated with their beneficiation.

Content


Industrial minerals, Quality assessment of industrial minerals, Production of salt from sea water, Beneficiation of limestone, kaolin, silica sand, diamonds and mica, Application of industrial minerals, Environmental issues in industrial mineral production.


Reading Material

 

a) Kesse, G. O. (1985), Rock and Mineral Resources of Ghana, A.A. Balkema, Netherlands, pp13-245.
b) Marsden, J. and House, I. (1992), “The Chemistry of Gold Extraction”, Ellis Horwood, New York, 597 pp.
c) Mineral Facts and problems; Bicentennial Ed, Bureau of Mines Bulletin 667

.

MR 377 Small Scale Mining and Processing (2, 1, 2)

 

Objectives


In this course students are introduced to the characteristics, geological environment, mineral liberation techniques, safety and environmental challenges in small scale mining.

Content


Characteristics of small scale mines, Geological environment for small scale gold and diamond mining, Safe mining methods for small scale mining, Mineral liberation techniques in small scale mining, Small scale gold trade, Safety and environmental challenges in small scale mining.

Reading Material

 

a) Kesse, G. O. (1985), Rock and Mineral Resources of Ghana, A.A. Balkema, Netherlands, pp13-245.
b) Marsden, J. and House, I. (1992), The Chemistry of Gold Extraction, Ellis Horwood, New York, 597 pp.
c) Yannopoulos, J. C. (1991), The Extractive Metallurgy of Gold, Chapman and Hall, London, England, 281 pp.
d) Rosenqvist Terkel, (1983), Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill Book Co, Singapore, 506p.

MR 379 Microbial Technology (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


The use of microorganisms in metal/mineral extraction with emphasis on bioleaching of gold, copper, zinc, uranium and nickel is the main object of this course.
Content


Microbial biotechnology, Microbes and environment, Microbial mineral extraction, Biooxidation of refractory gold ores, Bioleaching of Cu, Zn, U and Ni.

Reading Material


1. Kawatra, S. K. and Natarajan, K. A., (2001). Mineral Biotechnology: Microbial aspects of mineral beneficiation, metal extraction and environmental control. SME Publications, Littleton, US. 263 pp
2. Brock, T. D. and Madigan, M. T., (1991). Biology of Microorganisms, 6th Ed., Prentice Hall, USA
3. Glazer, A. N. and Nikaido, H., (2007), Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology, 2nd Ed., Cambridge University Press, 554 pp

MR 381 Physical Metallurgy (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


This course builds on the initial concepts found in MR 274 (Materials Science and Engineering) and explores further on other concepts of physical/mechanical metallurgy and their applications in minerals engineering.

Content


Experimental tools and techniques in Physical Metallurgy: Metallography (Optical TEM, SEM), X Ray Diffraction, Mechanical Properties, Thermal analysis, The thermodynamic basis of phase diagrams Characterisation of microstructures: Crystal defects in metals, The liquid to solid transformation, Non-ferrous metal and its alloys, Precipitation in the solid state, Heat treatment of steel, Application of physical metallurgy : Strengthening mechanism, strength vs. toughness (ductility), thermo mechanical processing, micro alloyed steel, ultra-high strength steel, super alloy, control of texture

Reading Materials


a) Newell, J. A., (2008). Essentials of Modern Materials Science and Engineering.
Wiley, 368 pp
b) White, J., (2009). Material Science: Ceramics, Metals, Polymers , Hanser Gardner Publications,
c) Michael F. Ashby, (2009). Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Ward D.J. Cool Science: Materials Science, Lerner Publishing Group,

                                                                         YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO

 

MR 352 Public Relations (2, 0, 2)


Objectives


This course is intended to teach student the art of Public relations (PR) and the practice of managing the flow of information between an individual or an organization and the public

Content


Scope and importance of Public Relations (PR): the business of PR, definitions of PR, the publics of PR; PR distinguished from other forms of communication; the five images in PR; the qualities of a good PR officer. Planning PR programmes: the four reasons for planning PR programmes; the six-point planning model; the PR transfer process. The PR department; the size of PR department; the PR consultant and manager. The news media; the created private media; press relations. PR in developing countries. Crisis management PR
Reading Material


a) Distaso M. W., (2014), Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations, Routledge
b) Bowen, S. A., (2010), An Overview to the Public Relations Function, Business Expert Press
c) Fitzpatrick, K. R.,(2006), Ethics in Public Relations: Responsible Advocacy, Sage Publications
d) Eshun, A. P., (2002), Public Relations Lecture Notes, unpublished.
e) Kitchen, P. J., (1997), Public Relations: principles and practice, International Thompson Press.

MR 354 Ore Mineralogy and Microscopy (1, 3, 2)


Objectives


The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory of qualitative and quantitative microscopy and the systematic identification of ore minerals. A lot of emphasis is placed on practical work in the laboratory.
Content


Course Objective, Theory, Qualitative and Quantitative Microscopy, Systematic Identification of Ore Minerals. Practicals

Reading Material

 

a) Craig, J. R. & Vaughan, D. J. (1994): Ore microscopy and ore petrography (2nd Edition) John Wiley and Sons New York/London QE390.C71994: ISBN 0-471-155175-9

b) Edwards, A. B. (1960): Textures of the ore minerals and their significance, Australian Institute of mining and metallurgy, Melbourne, Australia
c) Ixer, R. A. (1990): Atlas of opaque and ore minerals and their textures. Open University Press, London. ISBN 0-335-15217-1
d) Ramdohr, Paul (1980): The ore minerals and their intergrowths. Vol. 1 & 2. Pergamon Press Ltd, Oxford, England
e) Scouten, C. (1962): Determinative Tables for the ore microscopy, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company. Amsterdam, Library of Congress Card No. 62-10364
f) Uytenbogaardt, W. and Burke, E. A. J. (1971): Tables for microscopic identification of ore minerals, 430 S- , Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company.

Amsterdam, ISBN 0-444-40876-2; Library of Congress Card No. 78-118259

 

MR 356 Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II (0, 4, 1)


Content


Fieldtrips to areas of interest. Students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.

MR 358 Heat Transfer (2, 1, 2)

 

Objectives

 

In this course students are introduced to the concept of conduction, convection, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, flow boundary layer and thermal boundary layer as well as their applications to heat exchangers. Radiative heat transfer and solar energy are also treated.

Content


Introduction, Conduction, Convection, Laminar and Turbulent Boundary Layers, Flow boundary layer. Thermal boundary layer, Heat Exchangers, Radiative Heat Transfer, Solar Energy.

Reading Material

 

a) A course in Thermal Engineering (S.I. Units) Dr. C.P. Kothandaraman and V.V. Domkundwar Thermal Engineering (In S.I. Unit) P.L. Ballancy
b) Wilson, R., Wicks, C. and Welty, J. (). Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer,
c) Middleman, S., () An Introduction to Mass and Heat Transfer. Principles of Analysis and Design,
d) Welty, W. and Wicks, R., (). Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer – Abridge Edition,
e) Incropera, F. P. & DeWitt, D.P. (1996) Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 4th Ed., John Wiley & Sons. 886 pp.

MR 370 Computer Applications in Minerals Engineering (1, 4, 2)


Objectives


This course will equip students with knowledge and skills in applying computer application methods, in solving Minerals engineering problems.
Content


Microsoft Office suite, Metallurgical Accounting and Control, Computer aided designing (CAD), Computer Programming, Computer aided Modelling and simulations.

Reading Material


a) Finkelstein, E. (2008), AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD 2009 Bible, Wiley, 1272 pp.
b) King, P. R. (2001), Modelling and Simulation of Mineral Processing Systems, Butterworth-Heinemann, USA, 492 pp.
c) Stroustrup, B. (2000), The C++ Programming Language, 3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley Professional, 1020 pp.
d) Napier-Munn, T. J., Morrell, S., Morrison R. D. and Kojovic, T. (1996), Mineral Comminution Circuits - Their Operation and Optimisation, JKMRC Queensland, 413 pp.

MR 374 Process Control (2,2,3)

 

Objectives


This course aims at introducing students to control processes, review of Laplace transforms, linearization of systems and to feed back control.

Content


Introduction to control processes, Review of Laplace transforms, Linearization of systems, Introduction to feed back control.
Reading Material


a) Coulson, J. M. and Richardson, J. F.: Chemical Engineering, Volume 3, Second Edition (SI Units)
b) Smith, C. A. and Corripio, A. B. : Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
c) Vu, H. V. and Esfandiari, R. S. (1997). Dynamic Systems: Modeling and Analysis, Irwin McGraw – Hill Publication, Boston-Massachusetts, US. 622 pp.

MR 376 Environmental Management and Safety (2,2,3)


Objectives

 

The objectives of the course are to assist the students in studying and identifying environmental monitoring instruments and become familiar with the working principles of the instruments and their applications

Content


Environmental resources, Concept of Environmental Quality and standards, Chemical quality, Biological Quality, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ergonomics, Personal Protection Equipment, Chemicals Safety, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) International Safety Organisation (ISO) Standards.
Reading Material



a) Chanlett, Environmental Protection Publishers MacGraw-Hill, Inc. New York

b) Burrows, J., Hemp, R., Holding, W., and Stroh, R. M. (1989), “Environmental Engineering in South African Mines”, The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, 987p.
c) Down, C. G., and Stocks J. (1978), “Environmental Impact of Mining”, Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London
d) Hartman, H. L. (1992), “SME Mining Engineering Handbook”, 2nd edition, Vol. 1, SME, Littleton, USA,

MR 380 Ferrous Metallurgy (2,2,3)


Objectives


This course builds on the fundamental concepts of metallurgical thermodynamics and translates those aspects into iron and steelmaking technologies and ferroalloy production.

Content


Review of Metallurgical thermodynamics, Iron ore, Iron blast furnace, Steel making, Ferro alloys.

Reading Material


a) Fruehan, R.J. (1998). ‘The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel’, Steelmaking and Refining Volume, 11th edition, AISE Steel Foundation, Pittsburgh, USA, 767p.
b) Fruehan, R.J. (1998). ‘The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel’, Ironmaking Volume, 11th edition, AISE Steel Foundation, Pittsburgh, USA, 750p.
c) Gilchrist, J. D. (1989) ‘Extraction Metallurgy, 3rd edition’, Pergamon Press, New York, 431p.
d) Kesse, G. O. (1985) Rock and Mineral Resources of Ghana, A.A. Balkema, Netherlands, pp13-245.
e) Momade FWY, and Sraku-Lartey K, (1997), Lecture Notes on Ferrous Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 30p.
f) Rosenqvist Terkel, 1983, Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, McGraw-Hill Book Co, Singapore, 506p.

 

                                                                        YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE

 

 

MR 451 Research Methods and Ethics in Science (2, 0, 2)


Objectives


This course will equip students with skills in conducting scientific research with regards to data collection, analysis, interpretation and report writing.
Content


Introduction and Definitions, Research Process, Research Design, Literature Review, Sampling, Reliability and Validity of Data, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Quantitative Research, Research Reports.
Reading Material


a) D'Angelo, J., (2012), Ethics in Science: Ethical Misconduct in Scientific Research, CRC Press
b) Mike W. M., (2008), Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science, Lexington Books
c) Bailey, C. A, (2006), A Guide to Qualitative Field Research, Sage Publications.
d) Teti, (2004), Blackwell Handbooks of Research Methods in Psychology #04: Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science, Wiley-Blackwell.

MR 453 Mineral Project Evaluation (2, 2, 3)

 

Objectives


This course will prepare the student to become a good professional engineer by equipping him or her with the techniques and methods by which he or she can evaluate the economic potential of mineral projects and make objective investment decisions in his or her professional life.

Content


Overview of mineral project evaluation: Distinctive features of the mine investment climate, investment analysis, definition of mineral project evaluation. Time value of money. Estimation of revenue and costs. Mine taxation and allowances. Financial analysis. Investment decision criteria. Cash flow, sensitivity and risk analyses.
Reading Material


a) Eshun, P. A. and Mireku-Gyimah, D. (2012), Economic Evaluation of Mineral Projects: A Socio-environmental and Economic (SEE) Model for Gold Projects, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 299 pp.
b) Kicki, J., (2008), Economic Evaluation and Risk Analysis of Mineral Projects: Proceedings of the International Mining Forum 2008 Cracow - Szczyrk - Wieliczka, Poland, CRC Press.

MR 459 Operations Research (2, 2, 3)


Objectives


This course is aimed at helping students in the discipline that deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.
Content


Application of the following operations research techniques in solving relevant problems: Linear and integer programming. Assignment and transportation problems. Decision analysis. Project scheduling methods: CPM, PERT. Simulation techniques. Application of appropriate computer software

Reading Material


a) Whitt, M. D., (2012), Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design, ISA.
b) Hordeski, M., (2009), Control and Instrumentation Technology in Hvac: PCs and Environmental Controls, Prentice Hall.
c) Bolton, W., (2004), Instrumentation and Control Systems, Newnes.
d) Dunn, W., (2005), Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, McGraw-Hill Professional.

MR 461 Principles of Economics (2, 0, 2)


Objectives


This course exposes students to business and marketing strategies and what goes on in the Ghanaian economy.
Content


Introduction to Economics, Business Enterprise, Demand and Supply, the Concept of Market and Market Structures, Inflation, Measuring Nominal Income and Product: Gross National Product, Money and Banking.
Reading Material


a) Cowen et Al, (2009), Modern Principles of Economics, Worth Publishers.
b) Case, K. E., (2008), Principles of Economics (9th 09 - Old Edition), Prentice Hall.
c) Shapiro, E. (2005), “Macroeconomic Analysis” 5th Edition, Galgotia Publications Ltd. New Delhi. 632 pp.
d) McConnell, C. R. and Brue, S. L. (1999) “Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems and Policies. McGraw Hill Publishers. 489pp.
e) Pierce, D. G. and Shaw, D. M. (1972) “Monetary Economics: Theories, Evidence and Policy. Butterworths, London. 454pp.

MR 471 Hydrometallurgical Applications (2, 2, 3)

 

Objectives


In this course, a review of hydrometallurgical processes is introduced along with their application to the beneficiation of free-milling and complex ores. Emphasis is placed on the extraction of metals from ores of gold, bauxite, copper and manganese.

Content


Review of hydrometallurgical processes, Gold ores, Beneficiation of alluvial ores, Beneficiation of free-milling ores, Beneficiation of complex ores, Environmental issues of gold beneficiation, Bauxite, Extraction of Copper, Extraction of Manganese.
Reading Material


a) Gold and Silver Leaching, Recovery and Economics by W. J. Schiltt, W.C. Larson and J.B. Hiskey Publication AIME.
b) Bauxite by Leonard Jacob, Jr Publ. AIME
c) The Chemistry and Treatment of cyanidation wastes by Adrian Smith and Terry Mudder Publishers: Mining Journal Books Ltd, London

MR 475 Environmental Chemistry and Management of Mine Waste Waters (2, 1, 2)


Objectives


This course is aimed at introducing students to the meaning and geochemistry of mine waters, water-mineral interactions as well as to the removal of metals and non-metals from mine waters. Students are also introduced to the requirements and various regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC).

Content


Definition of mine waters, Geochemistry of mine waters, Water-mineral interactions, Removal of metals and non-metals from mine waters, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC).

Reading Materials


1) Manahan, S.E. (2001) Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 993 pp.
2) Manahan, S.E. (2009) Environmental Chemistry, 9th Ed., CRC Press, 783 pp.
3) Connell, D.W. (2005) Basic Concepts of Environmental Chemistry, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 480 pp
4) Manahan, S.E. (2010) Water Chemistry: Green Science and Technology of Nature's Most Renewable Resource, 1st Ed., CRC Press, 416 pp

MR 477 Electrometallurgy (2, 2, 3)

 

Objectives


In this course basic concepts of electrochemistry are explored and applied to the industrial extraction of gold, aluminium, copper and manganese.
Content
Introduction and scope, Electrolytes, Electrochemistry of aqueous solutions, Polarization and over-potentials, Tank house and cell design and construction, Electrolysis, Applications to the extraction of aluminium, gold, copper and manganese.

Reading Material

 

a) Gupta, C K (2003). Chemical Metallurgy, Principles and Practice, Wiley-VCH, USA, 811 pp.
b) Habashi, F (1998). Principles of Extractive Metallurgy, Volume 4, Amalgam and Electrometallurgy, pp. 10-150.
c) Hamann, C H, Hamnett, A and Vielstich, W (1998). Electrochemistry, Wiley-VCH, NewYork, 435 pp.
d) Moore, J J (1981). Chemical Metallurgy, Butterworths, London, 380 pp

 

                                          YEAR FOUR SEMESTER TWO

 

MR 450 Project Work (0, 12, 4)


Objectives


This course is the project component of the research method and proposal writing. The course will equip students with the skills and knowledge in analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.
Content


Each student will undertake a project work relevant to the Environment and Safety of industries and within the Environmental and Safety engineering curriculum under the supervision of a member of staff of the Department or the University.

MR 452 Colloquium/Seminar (1, 1, 1)


Objectives


This will expose students to how power point presentations are made and also boost their confidence level.
Content


Students are either given current topics of interest or are made to discuss and present an update of their project works either in class or at a forum.


MR 454 Business Entrepreneurship (2, 0, 2)


Objectives


This course puts emphasis on the risk and effort of individuals who own and manage a business, and on the innovations that result from their pursuit of economic success. Students will be encouraged to set up their own businesses.
Content


Introduction to Business Entrepreneurship Forms of Business Ownership. Resources and Distribution Channels, Small Scale Business Management, Financing Management, Insurance, Industrial Relations & Labor Relations, Workshop on Building a Graduate Entrepreneur, Special emphasis on how to write a Business Plan.
Reading Material


a) Dorkey T. P., (2000), Business Management/or Senior Secondary Schools, Yorke Services, New Tafo, Ghana, 388 pp.
b) Longenecker, J. E., Moore C. W., Petty K.W. (1997), Small Business Management -An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, South-Western College Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 730 pp.
c) Hirsch, R. D. and Peters, M. P. (1995), Entrepreneurship, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. New York, New York, USA, 650 pp.
d) Siropolis N., (1994), Small Business Management. A Guide to Entrepreneurship, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 676 pp.
e) Fry, F. L. (1993), Entrepreneurship - A Planning Approach, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minneapolis, USA, 668 pp.

MR 456 Mining Laws and Regulations (2, 1, 2)

 

Objectives


The Mining Laws and Regulations are very important in the mining industry and every student must be well equipped with the laws and regulations. One of the requirements for promotion in the mining industry is the knowledge of the mining regulations. The course is therefore very relevant to the programme.

Content


Minerals and Mining Laws. Small Scale Mining Laws. Mining, Safety and Health Regulation. Explosives Regulations. Environmental Laws/Regulations.
Reading Material

 

a) Mining and Minerals Law Act 703 (2006)
b) Mining Regulations (2010)
c) Explosives Regulations (2010)

MR 458 Principles of Management (2, 0, 2)


Objectives


Students will know the three basic principles for management. These are: technical skill, human skill, and conceptual skill. These involve directing, controlling, planning, and organising effectively


Content


Introduction: Some developments in management thought, functions of managers. Managerial planning and decision-making. Organising: The formal organisational structure, organisational levels and span of management, departmentation, power, authority, responsibility and accountability, Decentralisation and delegation of authority. Staffing or human resource management. The human factor, motivation and leadership. Controlling. Application of the principles of management through case studies.


Reading Material


a) Drucker, P. F., (2008), Management, Harper Collins Publishers Inc. New York, 609 pp.
b) Belker, L. B. and Topchik, G. S., (2005), The First-Time Manager, 5th Edition, American Management Association, NY, 236 pp.
c) Stettner, G. (2006), The New Manager's Handbook: 24 Lessons for Mastering Your New Role " (Mighty Managers Series), McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 196 pp.
d) Stettner, G. (2000), Skills for New Managers, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 196 pp.
e) Mescon, M. H., Albert, M., and Khedouri, F., (1999), Management, 2nd Edition, Raper and Row Publishers Inc., New York, 756 pp.
f) Megginson, L. C., Moseley, D. C, (1997), Management Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition, Harper-Collins Publishers Inc. New York, 777 pp.

MR 460 Corporate Social Responsibility (2, 0, 2)

 

Objectives


This course aims at providing student with knowledge on the relations between industries and their surrounding communities

Content


The concept of sustainable development. The evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS): Drivers and definitions. Theories to analyse and explain Corporate Social Responsibility. Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana. Compensation, relocation/resettlement and alternative livelihood issues. Case studies
Reading Material


a) Turker, D., (2013), Contemporary Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility, Lexington Books.

b) Adeyeye, A. O., (2012), Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption, Cambridge University Press.

c) Frynas, J. G., (2009), Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges, Cambridge University Press.

d) Hopkins, Michael, (2008), Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development, Routledge.

e) Mallin, C. A., (2009), Corporate Social Responsibility: a Case Study Approach, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.


MR 474 Metallurgical Plant Design and Control (2, 2, 3)

 

Objectives


This course aims at providing student with knowledge on flow sheet types and advanced flow sheet development along with plant construction, commissioning and management. Students are also introduced to basic concepts of metallurgical accounting, materials and mass balances on various unit processes.

Content


Flow sheet types and advanced flow sheet development, Plant construction and commissioning, Plant management, Metallurgical accounting, materials and metal balances around units and circuits, Occupational health, plant safety and housekeeping, Business improvement in mineral extraction (effective plant monitoring methods and operational management modelling).

Reading Material

a) ANGLO-AMERICAN CORPORATION OF S.A. LTD. GOLD DIVISION. Parameter for plant design, extension and operation. Mar. 1986. p. 19
b) ANGLO-AMERICAN CORPORATION OF S.A. LTD. GOLD DIVISION. Parameter for plant design, extension and operation. Mar. 1986. p. 19
c) ALLIS CHALMERS. Vibrating screens. Theory and practice. Boksburg, Edward L. BATEMAN, 1984 PP. 9-11
d) AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGICAL AND PETROLEUM. ENGINEERS, INC. SME mineral processing handbook. New York, 1985, pp. 3E- 21, 25
e) ANGLO-AMERICAN CORPORATION OF S.A. LTD. GOLD DIVISION. Parameter for plant design, extension and operation. Mar. 1986. p. 19.
f) ALLIS CHALMERS. Vibrating screens. Theory and practice. Boksburg, Edward L. BATEMAN, 1984 PP. 9-11

 

 

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