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Mining Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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In the first two years, you will learn the skills, technology, and basic sciences common to all areas of engineering, including curses in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, geology and surveying. In the third and fourth years, you will study mining engineering subjects, including courses in technical valuation, ventilation, environmental engineering, mine transportation, and rock mechanics.

In the final stage of the undergraduate programme, you’ll complete a mine design exercise in which you’ll apply your knowledge to designing a mine and assessing its economic feasibility and profit potential.

The Mining Engineering programme at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  will provide you with the engineering expertise you’ll need as a mining engineer or mine manager.

Career Opportunities

  • Blasting Engineer
  • Consulting Mining Engineer
  • Environmental, Safety and Health Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Mine Manager
  • Mine Design Engineer
  • Mineral Resources Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Rock Engineer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Analysis and Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Engineering Physics
  • Applied Mechanics for Engineering
  • Elective from Faculty of Humanities

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • APS 42+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
  • Level 5
  • Mathematics
  • Level 5
  • Physical Sciences
  • Level 5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5732 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5732 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2866 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2866 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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