- Category: Academics
Title of Programme
The title of the programme is Master’s Programme (Modular) in Mineral Engineering.
13.2 Programme Objectives
Mineral resources contribute significantly to the economy of Ghana; providing employment and foreign exchange among others. This notwithstanding, the mining industry is faced with technical, environmental and social problems. The available ores are low grade and their mineralogical composition very complex, a situation that results in low recovery and generation of large volume of waste material. The latter presents a real environmental challenge, which undermines public trust for the industry. Furthermore, there are other mineral resources that are least exploited like industrial minerals and there is the need to train human resources for the processing of these minerals.
The programme is therefore designed to:
• Train and upgrade the knowledge of Mineral Engineers to cope with the ore complexities and their inherent environmental issues.
• Enhance the diversification and maximization of mineral processing in Ghana and elsewhere.
• Produce competent postgraduates capable of making a career in research and teaching.
13.3 Entry Requirements
a) The entry requirements for the Master’s Degree in Mineral Engineering are:
i) A BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Earth Sciences and related engineering programmes.
ii) All other applicants who do not satisfy the requirements of (i) above but have degrees in Engineering & Science may be eligible only after passing an interview.
Holders of UMaT Diploma in the Earth Sciences, who have at least five (5) professional experiences with proven ability in their discipline.
iii) are eligible for admission.
iv) Foreign applicants with proficiency in English language who satisfy the requirements of (i) or (ii) above are eligible for admission after careful consideration of transcripts and relevant references.
v) A student may be admitted to participate in any module on non-scoring basis. In this case, he/she may participate in class discussions, do practical work, take examinations and generally enjoy the privileges of a class member. No credit is given either on completion of a module or at a later time. Such a student shall be given the award of either a Certificate of Proficiency if he/she passes the examination or Certificate of Participation if he/she does not take examination or fails the examination.
13.4 Programme Requirements
The Department offers two Master’s Degree Programmes. These are:
i. MSc Mineral Engineering Degree Programme
ii. MPhil Mineral Engineering Degree Programme
a) Graduation Requirements
The following are the requirements for graduation:
i) MSc Mineral Engineering Degree
• A minimum of forty-five (45) credit hours is required for the award of the MSc. Degree. This is made up of a minimum of four (4) compulsory and four other modules (at least 24 credits hours), Graduate Seminar (3 credit hours); Field Trip & Report (3 credits) and Thesis (15 credits).
• Each module runs for a maximum of two weeks (10 working days) duration; examinations in any module shall be taken within a week after completion of the module.
• There shall be a minimum of forty (40) contact hours in each module (4 hr/day).
• A student may take a module on non-scoring basis. In this case no credit will be given either on completion of a module or at a later time.
ii) MPhil Mineral Engineering Degree
A student is required to audit four (4) compulsory modules outlined in Section 13.5. In addition he/she may also audit modules recommended by the Supervisor to facilitate his/her research work. The student is required also to present at least one seminar.
• The successful defence of a thesis is required for the award of the MPhil degree in Mineral Engineering. The thesis should be an embodiment of independent research conducted by the student under the guidance of a Supervisor(s) on a significant problem in a chosen area of Mineral Engineering.
(b) Programme Duration
• Full-time: A maximum of four (4) semesters for coursework and thesis
• Part-time: A maximum of six (6) semesters.
• Full time students will be required to register a minimum of three (3) modules per semester.
• Students should register modules they intend to participate in by the third week of every semester. Students may, however, pay module participation fee at the time the module is being offered.
• To be of good standing, a Part-time student must enroll in at least three modules per annum.
ADVANCED COURSE MODULES FOR PERSONNEL IN THE MINERAL
AND RELATED INDUSTRY FOR 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
|Module No||Module Title||Date||Instructor|
|MR 351||Introduction to Computer Applications||6th – 17th Jun, 2016||Assoc Prof P. A. Eshun|
|MR 261||Introduction to Mineral Engineering||20th Jun – 1st Jul, 2016||Assoc Prof Grace Ofori-Sarpong|
|MR 509||Statistical Models||4th – 15th Jul, 2016||Assoc Prof S. Al-hassan|
|MR 503||Operations Research||1st – 12th Aug, 2016||Assoc Prof V. A. Temeng|
|MR 500||Thesis||15th– 19th Aug, 2016||Thesis Supervisors|
|MR 501||Mineralogy||22nd Aug – 2nd Sept, 2016||Dr. G. M. Tetteh|
|MR 513||Environmental Management||12th – 23rd Sept, 2016||Prof. N. Amegbey|
|MR 505||Mineral Particle Systems||26th Sept – 7th Oct, 2016||Assoc Prof W. K. Buah|
|MR 511||Biotechnology in Mineral Engineering||17th – 28th Oct, 2016||Prof. R. K. Amankwah/ Dr Grace Ofori-Sarpong|
|MR 521||Research Methods *||7th – 18th Nov, 2016||Dr B. Kumi-Boateng|
|MR 507||Aqueous Processes in Mineral Engineering||21st Nov – 2nd Dec, 2016||Assoc Prof E. K. Asiam|
|MR 508||Industrial Minerals Beneficiation||5th – 16th Dec, 2016||Dr. C. K. Owusu/ Dr. E. A. Agorhom|
|MR 506||Economic and Financial Evaluation||9th – 20th Jan, 2017||Prof. D. Mireku-Gyimah|
|MR 502||Precious Minerals Beneficiation||30th Jan – 10th Feb, 2017||Assoc Prof E. K. Asiam/ J. J. K. Gordon|
|MR 500||Thesis||13th - 17th Feb, 2017||Thesis Supervisors|
|MR 512||Mineral Process Design and Control||27th Feb – 10th Mar, 2017||Prof. R. K. Amankwah|
|MR 510||Mine Waste Management||20th– 31st Mar, 2017||Dr. S. A. Ndur|
|MR 504||Non-ferrous Metal Beneficiation||10th – 21st Apr, 2017||Dr J. R. Dankwah|
|MR 518||Field Trip and Report *||1st – 5th May, 2017||Training Officer (MR)|
NOTE* For Registered Students only
(i) Participation fee is GH¢1,000.00 per module for registered students
Participation fee is GH¢1,250.00 per module for other participants
All foreign students are to pay $USD500 per module
(ii) Registration closes one (1) week before commencement of module
(iii) To register please contact: The Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
Tel: +233 3123 20935/20324
Fax: +233 3123 20306