Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing of minerals from their natural environments. Mining engineering is a multi-disciplinary profession involving geology, mineral processing & metallurgy electrical, mechanical, civil, geotechnical engineering, and surveying among others.
- MAT 2110 Engineering Mathematics I
- CEE 2219 Statics and Introduction to Mechanics of Materials
- EEE 2019 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- MEC 2009 Engineering Drawing I
- MIN 2019 Introduction to Mining
- ENG 2139 Introduction to information Technology
- MEC 2309 Properties of Engineering Materials
- GGY 2001 Introduction to Geology
- MAT 3110 Engineering Mathematics II
- GEE 4812 Principles of Geomatics
- CEE 3311 Fluid Mechanics I
- MEC 3401 Thermodynamics I
- MIN 3029 Basic Rock Mechanics
- MIN 3019 Gemology
- MIN 3059 Introduction to Mineral Economics
- MEC 3102 Production Technology, Electricity & Electronics
- MIN 3145 Mineral Processing for Mining Engineers
- MIN 4014 Industrial Training
- MIN 4015 Drilling and Blasting
- MN 4025 Geo-statistics
- MIN 4035 Operations Research
- MIN 4045 Underground Mining
- MIN 4095 Surface Mining
- MIN 4065 Investment Analysis
- MIN 4075 Materials Handling
- MIN 4085 Mine Ventilation
- MIN 5019 Geotechnical Engineering
- MIN 5014 Project
- MIN 5029 Coal Mining Methods
- MIN 5049 Application of Software in Mining
- MIN 5059 Mine Management
- MIN 5069 Safety, Health and Environment
- MIN 5079 Rock Mechanics
- MIN 5089 Mine Planning and Design
- MI 519 Mine instrumentation
- MI 531 Oil and gas recovery techniques
- MI 555 hydraulic Mining
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:
- An applicant should have good ’0′ level grades in Mathematics and an acceptable Science subject.
- 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.
- 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.
- All applications for exemptions must be lodged with the Registrar (with supporting evidence) at the time of application for admission.
- 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.
|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|
|Year of Study||Amount||Period|
|All Years||K57,173.00||Per Year|
Non Tuition Fees*
|Type of Fees||Amount||Period|
|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|
*All Students (Except Distance Education Students)
Here is how to apply for the course.