Metallurgical And Materials Engineering

Chairperson : Dr Edwina Muleya
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Categories

Mining Sciences

About the Department

The Metallurgical and MaterialsEngineering Departmentoffers modules covering engineering principles required to concentrate, extract and refine metals and materials as well as developing new alloys, materials, ceramics and composites.

Programs Offered

Programs Offered

1 Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

1.1    Objectives

1.2 After completion of the degree programme, the student should have gained skills to:

1.2.1 Understand, create, design, implement and improve processes that transform mineral resources (metallic, non-metallic and fossil fuels) into useful products that improve the quality of lives in an environmentally responsible way.

1.2.2 Develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to participate actively in the development of Zimbabwe and contribution to global development.

2.  Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Materials Engineering

 

2.1  Objectives

  • After completion of the degree programme, the student should have gained skills to:
  • Understand, create, design, implement and improve processes that transform mineral resources (metallic, non-metallic and fossil fuels) into useful products that improve the quality of lives in an environmentally responsible way.
  •  Develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to participate actively in the development of the country.

 3 Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

3.1       Tobe eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgical Engineering a student must:

Refer to  Faculty Regulations below

4 Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Materials Engineering

 4.1 Tobe eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgical Engineering a student must:

Refer to  Faculty Regulations below

Regulations

Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

1.1    Normal Entry

1.1 Prospective students must comply with General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees at Midlands State University. Entry requirements are two Advanced Level passes in Mathematics and Chemistry. Candidates with recognized diplomas in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Assaying, or equivalent may be considered.

1.2    Special Entry

1.2.1 Refer to section 3.2 of the General Academic Regulations

1.3 Mature Entry

1.3.1 Refer to section 3.3 of the General Academic Regulations

1.4. Visiting School

1.4.1 The aim of the Visiting School programme is to provide a flexible platform for practitioners in the Metallurgical Engineering field to advance their knowledge and skills though a degree programme.

1.4.2 The duration of the Visiting School programme is four years, with levels 3 and 4 running concurrently.

1.4.3 In order to qualify for acceptance to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Metallurgical Engineering (Visiting School), the candidate, in addition to satisfying the minimum conditions prescribed under the General Regulations, must have obtained the following qualifications:

EITHER:

‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Chemistry.

and at least two years working experience in the relevant field (proof of employment required).

OR

A National Diploma in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Assaying, or equivalent and at least two years working experience in the relevant field (proof of employment required).

2       Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Materials Engineering

2.1 Normal Entry

2.1.1 Prospective students must comply with General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees at Midlands State University. Entry requirements are two Advanced Level passes in Mathematics and Chemistry. Candidates with recognized diplomas in mining engineering, metallurgy and geology may be considered.

2.2 Special Entry

2.2.1 Refer to section 3.2 of the General Academic Regulations

2.3 Mature Entry

2.3.1 Refer to section 3.3 of the General Academic Regulations

2.4 Visiting School

2.4.1 The aim of the Visiting School programme is to provide a flexible platform for practitioners in industry to advance their knowledge and skills though a degree programme.

2.4.2 The duration of the Visiting School programme is four years, with levels 3 and 4 running concurrently.

2.4.3 In order to qualify for acceptance to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Metallurgical Engineering (Visiting School), the candidate, in addition to satisfying the minimum conditions prescribed under the General Regulations, must have obtained the following qualifications:

EITHER:

‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics, or Mathematics and Chemistry.

and at least two years working experience in the relevant field (proof of employment required).

OR

A recognized diploma in a relevant field,and at least two years working experience in the relevant field (proof of employment required).

CAREER PROSPECTS

After completing the programme graduates will be open to the following opportunities;

3.1       Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Engineering

Graduates with the Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgical Engineering can be employed as:

  • corrosion engineers
  • electrometallurgical engineers
  • foundry engineers
  • hydrometallurgical engineers
  • materials engineers
  • metallurgical engineers
  • physical metallurgical engineers
  • pyro metallurgical engineers
  • welding engineers
  • supervisors of metallographers, technologists
  • researchers
  • entrepreneurs