Bachelor of Mineral Sciences in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

The department of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing at the University of Zambia has been a home for pioneering excellent teaching and research for well over thirty five (35) years, with our graduates becoming leaders in both academia and industry. The department has expertise in many metallurgical disciplines that include; Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy and Chemical Metallurgy. The Metallurgical Engineering Degree programme promote the development of a holistic systems approach to metallurgy where technical knowledge and skills are complimented by a sound appreciation of the life cycle processes involved in metallurgy and an awareness of the ethical, safety, environmental, economic and social considerations involved in practicing as a professional metallurgical engineer. Our degree provides pathways into rewarding careers and our graduates have found employment in a wide range of industries and organizations both local and all over the world. The Department has well established local research links with government ministries, quasi-government departments and the industries. We also have research collaborations with international universities and companies.

Курс розроблений для активних та цілеспрямованих людей. Аналітичний рейтинг курсів англійської мови в Києві. Акредитація та міжнародні сертифікати. Розмовна англійська легко.


Second Year

  • EM  211  Engineering Mathematics I
  • CE  219  Statics and Introduction to Strength of Materials
  • ME  209  Engineering Drawing
  • C   245  Inorganic Chemistry
  • EE  209  Principles of Electricity I
  • EM  212  Engineering Mathematics II
  • MM  205  Introduction to Metallurgy
  • C  225  Analytical Chemistry

Third Year

  • EM  311  Engineering Mathematics III
  • MM  331  Chemical Thermodynamics I
  • MM  321  Physical Metallurgy I
  • EE  309  Principles of Electricity II
  • EM  312  Engineering Mathematics IV
  • MG  319  Computer Techniques
  • CE  369  Fluid Mechanics
  • MM  332  Chemical Thermodynamics II

Fourth Year

Швидке та безкоштовне замовлення. Пільговий період – від 30 до 70 днів. Процентна ставка по кредитна картка з кредитним лімітом визначається індивідуально.
  • MM  411  Mineral Processing I
  • MM  441  Pyrometallurgy
  • MM  451  Transport Phenomena
  • MM  481  Ferrous Metallurgy
  • MM  412  Mineral Processing II
  • MM  442  Hydrometallurgy
  • MM  452  Process Control and Intrumentation
  • MM  422  Physical Metallurgy II

Fifth Year

  • MM  590  Project (continues)
  • MM  571  Economics/Management
  • MM  545  Special Topics in Extractive Metallurgy
  • MM  515  Special Topics in Mineral Processing
  • MM  590  Project (end)
  • MM  562  Foundry
  • MM  542  Fuel, Furnaces and Refractories
  • MM  552  Process Design

Applicants with school-leaving qualifications shall normally be initially admitted to first year studies in the School of Natural Sciences. They must satisfy the first year requirements of that School before they are admitted to the School of Mines.

Applicants from the University of Zambia or another university or an institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate for this purpose may be admitted to courses of study for the degree of Bachelor of Mineral Sciences, and the Senate, is prepared to consider applications for exemptions from particular courses in respect of such applicants where, in the opinion of the Senate, the applicant in addition to the minimum requirements, holds other qualifications that represent a standard of attainment justifying exemptions from the course for which exemption is sought.

Students with technical qualifications (at diploma level) seeking exemption from the first year courses, may be considered by the School of Mines for admission to the second year in Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy and Mineral Processing under the following conditions:

  1. An applicant should have good ’0′ level grades in Mathematics and an  acceptable Science subject.
  2. An applicant with at least two years industrial experience shall be admitted to the School if he/she obtained an average of C+ in the courses that are equivalent to those ear marked for exemption at the University of Zambia.
  3. An applicant not meeting the requirement in (1) shall be admitted to the  School if he/she obtained an average of B in the courses that are equivalent  to those earmarked for exemption at the University of Zambia.
  4. All applications for exemptions must be lodged with the Registrar (with  supporting evidence) at the time of application for admission.
  5. The maximum number of exemptions which can be granted is the equivalent of sixteen courses i.e., no more than two years can be exempted in a five¬year programme in the School of Mines.

The equivalent courses from a diploma programme at the Copperbelt University are shown in the tables for    the departments of Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy and Mineral Processing together with the courses earmarked for exemption at the University of Zambia. However, diploma holders in these programmes other than those from the Copperbelt University will be subjected to similar selection procedure.

Tuition Fees

Year of Study       Amount                              Period
1st Year      K28,980.00           Per Year
2nd Year      K26,345.00           Per Year
3rd Year      K23,950.00           Per Year
4th Year      K21,774.00           Per Year
5th Year      K19,795.00           Per Year

Foreign Students

Year of Study     Amount                  Period
All Years     K57,173.00     Per Year   

Non Tuition Fees*

Type of Fees Amount Period
Registration K40.00         Per Year
Examination K50.00         Per Course
Recreation K150.00         Per Year
Medical K200.00         Per Year
Caution Fee K182.50         Paid by 1st Years only once at entry (non-refundable)
Internet Connectivity K194.00         Per Year
Graduation Fee K100.00         Per Year
Record Card Fee K50.00         Paid by 1st Years only once at entry
Maintenance and Rehabilitation K165.00         Per Year
Student Union Fee K45.00         Per Year
Academic Fee K10.00         Per Year
Library K100.00         Per Year

*All Students (Except Distance Education Students)

Here is how to apply for the course.