Mining engineers play a key role in the planning, exploitation and excavation of mineral resources. Mining also requires the skills and technology of several other branches of engineering, which is why most of the curriculum for years one and two is common to all branches of engineering. The third and fourth years focus on mining engineering and include technical valuation, ventilation and environmental engineering, mine transport and rock mechanics.
Grade 9 or a senior certificate (Grade 12) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or a National Senior Certificate or an equivalent certificate.
Duration: 3 – 6 Months per Certificate
N4: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Supervisory Management, Machines and Properties of Metals
N5: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Supervisory Management, Chemical Plant Operations/Introduction to Metallurgy
N6: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Supervisory Management, Chemical Plant Operations/Chemical Technology.